"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" #7 (cont.)
Rafe, at first, believes that Alison’s transformation may be caused by Joshua’s drugs, but, as Caleb points out,
that would not explain the changes in Livvie. Knowing Rafe’s rather repressed attitudes towards sexuality, in
particular, vampire sexuality, Caleb decides to decline mentioning the “gory details” of Livvie’s altered behavior
that seemingly coincided with the muffin-baking.
“How did it happen?” Rafe impatiently demands.
“Man, I’m just a humble vampire. I’m not a wizard,” Caleb quips.
Snappies of "The Gift" scenes taken by A.
“All right, you know what? Just fine,” Rafe grimaces. “OK. You’re not a wizard. . . . Now can we think
about this for a second because it could be very dangerous. I mean, Alison . . . she had murder in her eyes.
Now I know you’re used to seeing Livvie that way, but Alison? Come on.”
Turning serious, Caleb agrees that the situation could be dangerous, but emphasizes that it is Alison who could
receive the most harm, for Livvie, though momentarily meek, is still a vampire, and if threatened by Alison, may
attack with fangs. He and Rafe realize that they must find Livvie and Alison before the situation goes too far.
As Rafe and Caleb are discussing their perplexing paramours, Alison, heading towards the docks, encounters
“Well, look who’s here,” Alison snarls. “You give me one good reason why I shouldn’t end your life right
now.” She glares at Livvie, who cowers in fright.
“What are you doing here? Why are you following me?” Livvie asks tremulously.
“Well, it just occurred to me that you’re responsible for every single annoying and rotten thing that’s ever
happened to me,” Alison responds with a malevolent hiss.
“It’s all in your mind, Alison,” Livvie tells her. “We were friends once, remember?”
“Oh, I know we were once, huh?” Alison scoffs disdainfully. “I must have been very desperate. But don’t
worry. I’m on to your sneaky little tricks.”