Why ‘General Hospital’ Needed The Sam-Jason-Shiloh Molestation Storyline

General Hospital spoilers reveal Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) get even closer in the fallout from the Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) crisis. Many GH fans intensely dislike this storyline with the Dawn of Day leader drugging and preparing to sex up the unconscious Sam. They question why it was even necessary to go there. In fact, there is a very good reason to go this route in terms of making the JaSam relationship whole again on the ABC soap.

General Hospital Spoilers: Jason Morgan and Kelly Monaco Creepy Plot Icks Out Fans

The plot with Shiloh molesting drugged Sam was both icky and in terms of the underlying DoD story, totally unnecessary. GH missed the mark with the Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) hit and run trust pledge. She can’t be tried because of double jeopardy so that document and recording are useless. Yet, Sam McCall persisted. She drank the drugged brew and let Shiloh tattoo her.

Sure, some people could say Sam did this to protect women that might stray into Shiloh Archer’s path in the future. But that’s not what she claimed. She pursued the Dawn of Day leader to help out her sister. Yet, Alexis and Sonny freed Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth) already by then. And the trust pledge issue could have been resolved if anyone had asked Kristina about it, remind General Hospital spoilers.

GH Spoilers: DoD Story About More Than Shiloh Archer – It’s About the Past

Right before Jason Morgan “died” on General Hospital, he and Sam McCall were at a crossroads. Both believed that her son Danny was the biological child of Franco Baldwin (then James Franco). Throughout her pregnancy, Jason Morgan struggled to accept the idea that they would raise a rapist’s child. Of course, swapped paternity tests fed the notion that it was Franco’s child she carried.

Years later, while Jason was “dead”, it came out that Franco never raped her and everyone knows that Danny is Jason Morgan’s biological son. But that situation still hangs between them. Jason raged, helpless to save Sam McCall when she was raped after being drugged. Even though it turns out the rape didn’t happen, both Sam and Jason Morgan have psychological scars from the incident on GH.

Jason Rescued Sam – Twisted Storylines Bring Relationship Full Circle

There’s a lot of parts to unpack in this General Hospital spoilers mess. The primary difference is willingness. Franco drugged Sam without her knowledge. It was something that happened to her. This time, Sam McCall put herself into the line of fire to save someone else. Then the plan went awry when Shiloh took her to the lighthouse. Also last time, Jason Morgan was locked in a room unable to get to Sam.

Sam’s sexual assault destroyed Jason. Because he knew it was happening yet was helpless. Changing events from the past after the fact didn’t change the damage done to his psyche or their love. This time, Jason got to rush in, beat up the bad-guy rapist and rescue the woman he loves. That’s a big boost to JaSam. It doesn’t erase their bad memories. But it can be the first step to healing, say GH spoilers.

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