Jacob Carter ~ Reviews

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

I forgot what the rest

of the words are...

La la lala la la la...

Selmak

Ok - this entire episode was a hallucination, but I was still proud of the faux Jacob. He finally had a serious conversation with his daughter. I was especially proud of how he admitted to loving his wife and that he would do everything all over again, even knowing how short their time together would be.

JACOB: I know it sounds corny but you get to an age where you think of everything you did wrong as a parent. Don't take this the wrong way.

CARTER: I know, I don't look so good.

JACOB: I wanted so many things for you, Sam, and look what it's brought you instead.

CARTER: Sure, the massive headache really takes the edge off it all.

JACOB: Are you happy, Sam?

CARTER: What?

JACOB: Just answer the question.

CARTER: Well at the moment things are a little rough, but in general, sure I'm happy.

JACOB: No, you're not. You're content, you're satisfied, you're in control and that's the problem.

CARTER: Okay, I'm really not following here.

JACOB: I'm saying you're missing something vital from your life. And the sad part is you have no idea what I'm talking about.

CARTER: Dad, I am happy. I've seen and done things most people couldn't even dream of. I have an incredible life.

JACOB: And yet you're alone.

CARTER: Well lately the dating scene's been a little stale but then again I am marooned on a space ship.

JACOB: No, always. For as long as she was alive, your mother showed me a world beyond just ambition and career. She gave my life meaning and balance and it was my honor to love her for the short time she was with me. And if I were young again and I met her for the first time even knowing her fate, I would do it all again. That is love. Sam, I know you've denied yourself the experience because you think it must inevitably end in pain and loneliness. It's time to let go of the things that prevent you from finding happiness.

You deserve to love someone and be loved in return.

I have to admit that I got a little sniffly there. Jake's such a marshmellow since he blended with me. See! It's been a good experience for him. I buffed off all his rough edges and he's turned into a such sensitive soul.

What no snide comments from a certain sarcastic, sassy Symbiote?

No. Not at all. I'm so proud of my host.

I find that hard to believe. In fact, I think I want Janet Frasier to take your temperature.

I'd love to talk to you like that. It would be wonderful to have a real conversation with you, like the ones I used to have with Saroosh, but you can't handle that yet, Jacob. So I give you the sarcasm because you can't handle a serious conversation with me just yet.

But I love you anyway.

I think I've just been insulted.

See, the Jacob Carter defensive sarcasm just reared its ugly head. It's ok, Jake. I understand you.

The next time we go to Earth, I am so not letting you watch Dr. Phil anymore. No more Oprah either.

That's ok, Jake. I know what you can't say, and we'll work on it. Oh wait, you're really uncomfortable, Pookie, so why don't you just take a nice long nap and don't worry about anything. I'll even scratch the back of your neck. My Pookie's such a brave little host.

Oh thank God, she's back to normal.

Season 7 ~ Grace

Jake talks to Sammy about the important things in life.