Makes me wonder if Dr. Silas has Aspy's or if maybe he has a child that died from cancer. I can't decide if he left the room because he was being cold and abrupt or if he left the room, because he was upset.
I actually could see that (losing a child to cancer) being his back story. It could explain why he became so forceful about getting custody of Rafe - he might feel like a second chance at fatherhood. And it would also explain how he's been acting since spotting the rash on Danny.
In all honesty, I think you're giving the writers far too much credit. I think it boils down to this: The writers intend for Sam and Silas to be a couple, because Ron wants to capitalize on Easton's and Monaco's history on Port Charles. But they can't just be a couple; they need conflict. So Silas is a jerk. There'll be no personality disorder. No 'that was too much for me to handle' admission about a dead child. It was conflict. See, they hate each other. Next, they'll kiss. Then they'll hate each other. Then they'll kiss again. Rinse. Repeat. Period.
It's just like Sam and McBain's first kiss on July 4th. There's no reason those two characters should have or would have kissed at that point, if the writers were thinking about who the characters were and what they would do. The writers wanted the characters to kiss because they are walking plot points and the plot demanded they kiss. So, even though McBain is a good guy and has a girlfriend, he kisses Sam. And even though Sam is depressed about the recent loss of her child and still has a deep love for Jason, she kisses McBain. And no sharing of a single bottle of beer by two people weakens their inhibitions to the point where they act on an attraction, especially one that doesn't even seem to be there yet. YMMV.
The only good thing about losing McBain and getting Silas -- we no longer have to hear about some lame-ass "connection" between Sam and John. God, that was some of the worst forced writing I have ever witnessed.
I'm done figuring out nuances and characterizations. There are none. Every single character is nothing more than a walking plot point. Except for Roger Howarth's character. He's Ron's muse and voice on the show. Roger's character can stand in a room, toss insults and unfunny jokes, and his audience will stand there listening to him, just like Ron imagines himself holding court with us, the viewers.
Edited by Francie N., Jun 5, 2013 @ 7:47 AM.