|"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 Charles are the property of ABC and their creators. This is a fan-run site and is not an official site, nor is it affiliated in any way with ABC, Port Charles, or the actors portraying any of the Port Charles characters. No copyright infringement is intended. The writings on this site are copyrighted by the author, Alison Armstrong, and may not be reproduced without the author's express permission.|
|"The Gift" #7 (cont.)
“What are you doing to do?” Alison goads. “You going to steal my guy? You going to ruin my life some more?”
“I said stay away,” Livvie cautions. Her plaintive pleading has been replaced with a threatening hiss, as, fangs bared, she defensively stands her ground, poised for attack.
|Snappies of "The Gift" scenes taken by A. Armstrong|
|Arriving at the docks, Caleb and Rafe intervene, acting just in time to save Alison from harm but failing to stop her from verbally abusing Livvie. Alison continues to insult Livvie, calling her a “whiner” and “a little drama queen,” perpetuating her vicious tirade even after Caleb warns her that Livvie is a vampire and could harm her if provoked.|
|“No, I would not hurt her,” Livvie says in gentle Tess-tinged tones. “I told you that already. I want to be friends. I still do.”
“Oh, please,” Alison grimaces with disgust. “I know how you work. . . . I know exactly how you are. You want everything I have, don’t you?”
“No, I don’t want anything to do with your twisted life,” Livvie, her temper roused, sputters. “That’s all in your evil mind.”
“OK, relax. Don’t get upset, OK?” Caleb softly urges Livvie, pulling her to him, soothing her, trying to ease her anger and thereby protect Alison from attack.
|“Look at that,” Alison snarls. “Now you have both men swooning at your feet.”
“Please, Rafe, make her stop,” Livvie, gazing at him helplessly, pleads.
“Oh, please, Rafe, make her stop,” Alison mocks. “Listen to how obsessed you are. It’s a wonder you don’t just hit him over the head and just drag him back to your lair.” Disdainfully, she walks towards Livvie, eying her like a serpent would a mouse.
The hollow, ponderous tolling of a bell in the distance suddenly casts a pall over Alison and Livvie, seeming to freeze them in their tracks. Their eyes are vacant, void of recognition.
In horror, Caleb and Rafe stare at the time-transfixed women. Some spell is either being cast or broken.