As I watched Wednesday's General Hospital it occurred to me that the only person Michael should be living with is Jason. Michael's behavior has been out of control for a while now and Jason seems to be the only one who knows how to grab his attention for even a second. And even though Carly has finally decided to do the right thing and tell the truth about what happened to Claudia, it isn't going to accomplish much unless she can get through to Michael. With his remorseless attitude, no one is going to believe that Claudia's murder was justifiable homicide. Of course in order for Carly to be able to get through to Michael, she is going to have to stop letting him get away with everything. After all that is one reason his behavior continues to get worse. I am constantly astounded by how much freedom Michael is allowed to have despite his actions. And every time he leaves the house following an argument about why he should be allowed to join the mob at 16, I am shocked that no one says "Hey get back here I'm not finished with you!" Soap teens have it so easy.
Obviously Michael's behavior isn't entirely Carly's fault. In fact, Carly's parenting might be more effective if she had someone to help enforce her decisions since Michael thinks she is clueless about the mob lifestyle, even though he has barely scratched the surface of that lifestyle. Indeed, Carly needs help and from what I have seen so far Jason is the only person in her life who could possibly provide that. Jax is too busy scheming about how to put Sonny behind bars, and Sonny is too busy scheming about how to steal Olivia from Johnny.