"The Gift": Analysis of "The Gift" Arc of ABC-TV's Port Charles
(c) Alison Armstrong
An analysis of the "The Gift" episodes of the show Port Charles, formerly of ABC-TV. This site will focus on the scenes featuring the vampire character
Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay (portrayed by actor Michael Easton). The character of Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay and any other characters relating to Port
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"The Gift" #32 (cont.)
“I love you!” she exclaims, tears of desperate passion in her eyes. “I love you, and I am so sorry. Can’t we just
forget this night ever happened? Please? Can we just go back to it being the two of us?”
“Just like that?” he asks, a note of condescension in his voice. She is so like a child in her inability to learn from
her mistakes, in her naïve belief that everything she does can be forgiven, erased, made right again.
“Please?” she begs. “Caleb, please, I’ll make it up to you, I promise. Please! . . . I’ve learned my lesson about
trust and wishes. I only ever wished for you.”
He kisses her, his lips soft, enticing. Without his kiss, without his caress, she is incomplete, almost
Snappies of "The
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“Don’t you know?” he murmurs as they embrace. “You don’t have to make wishes when it comes to me,
Sweetheart. I always get what I want.”
Anger merging with lust, Caleb lets himself yield to the passion Livvie arouses. Unable to forgive her, he,
nevertheless, makes love to her.
Afterwards, sitting with Caleb on the bed, Livvie rejoices in their reconnection. “You make me so happy,” she
smiles, kissing him again. “I’m happy that things are back the way they were, and I am happy you forgave me
for taking your ring.”
“Then I guess we’re both happy,” he remarks in his flat, cold tone and kisses her hand. “Which makes this last
time so special. . . . As usual, you were amazing. But now I want you to get out.”
“What are you talking about?” she cries in disbelief.
“Am I not making myself clear?” Caleb scolds, getting up from the bed and pointing to the door. “You see that
is what they call a door. Use it.”