"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.)
As the clock stops chiming, Livvie and Alison, regaining awareness, glance down at their shoes. Livvie now is
wearing her stilettos, while Alison has on her sneakers. They laugh at each other’s clothes, Alison in a slinky
dress and tennis shoes, Livvie in a pink jogging suit and stilettos. For a moment they are two giggling girls. But
then the bickering resumes.
Snappies of "The
Gift" scenes taken
by A. Armstrong
“You tried to kill me, you psycho,” Livvie, no longer a sappy-sweet imitation Alison, accuses. She has regained
her sharp tongue and fiery spirit.
“No, I didn’t. I don’t lose my temper like that. . . . I am not a violent person,” Alison insists.
“Hello? Did you forget you stabbed your boyfriend and almost tried to kill him?” Livvie snarkily reminds her.
“Guess what, they’re back,” Rafe wryly observes.
“Tell me about it,” Caleb sighs.
“I want to go home, Rafe. Please, can you just take me home?” Alison whines. Gone is the hard-edged
defiance, the volatile Livvie-like temper. She is now exhausted, vulnerable. Only later, basking in Rafe’s
embrace, can she regain her plucky cheerfulness, be again the Alison Rafe knows and loves so well.
“Wow, Caleb, everything is a little bit blurry,” Livvie remarks after Alison and Rafe have left. “I’m not even sure
what just happened here.” Though still rather disoriented and confused, Livvie is back to her feisty self. She
stands beside Caleb, ready to tackle the mysterious forces that temporarily held sway.
“There’s only one thing I know that has the power to affect people like this,” Caleb observes.
“The ring,” Livvie, realizing the answer, responds.