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B&B’s Annika Noelle and GH’s Donnell Turner Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

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Last week, two performers from two different shows were involved in fraught and intense storylines that called upon their acting skills to make the moments feel realistic and raw to the audience, even though sometimes these circumstances we have seen before, either over and over again on a specific show, or just in the daytime genre, in general.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Annika Noelle (Hope Logan) gave her heart and soul in scene after scene in material that many longtime viewers of the show found themselves frustrated over or just scratching their heads. However, Noelle (who definitely should be a strong contender for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category at next year’s Daytime Emmys) was able to play all that was given to her in spades. The week of episodes took her character of Hope Logan from being caught in bed with Thomas (not with her then-husband, Liam), by none other than her mother, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang).

Next, came the showdown between mother/daughter where Brooke tells Hope to forget sleeping with Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) ever happened and to go back to her husband and her family.  However, Hope refuses and goes into years of issues she has had with Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), and Brooke.  Later, in major episodes, Liam and Hope have it all out and dissolve their marriage, which ends with Hope presenting Liam with divorce papers and even showing up for the meeting without her wedding ring on (she had taken it off, before having sex with Thomas).


The rationalization of Hope’s actions for falling in love with Thomas was positioned as Hope never truly feeling like the only woman in Liam’s life, because there was always Steffy looming.  While that justification for Hope’s ultimate actions was a bit hard to swallow, it should be said that Annika Noelle played all the beats with conviction.

Elsewhere, and on last Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Donnell Turner gave us one of the most authentic reactions we have seen when a character finds out they will might not, or will never be able, to walk again.  Turner’s Curtis Ashford had been shot, survived surgery to take a bullet fragment out of his spine, but he couldn’t feel his legs when he woke up in the hospital. Demanding to know what is going on, the surgeon explained how the bullet was near his spine and they are still running some tests to see what may be causing the paralysis, or his inability to feel his legs. Devastated, Curtis is trying to process this new nightmare he finds himself in, while Portia (Brook Kerr) tries to console him.  She tells him how lucky he is to have survived. Curtis wants to get into physical therapy to begin to get his life back.

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Later, after the scans and latest tests are back, Portia has the heartbreaking news to tell Curtis; that he likely will never be able to walk again. She prefaces that with doctors having been wrong before, and that not being able to walk isn’t a death sentence. Gut-punched and in tears, Curtis begs Portia to stop trying to make something good out of this. He says he needs some time alone.  When Portia heads out of his room, Curtis is visibly shaken to his core.

Michael Fairman TV congratulates both Annika Noelle and Donnell Turner for jobs well-done and names them our picks for the Power Performances of the Week.

Let us know your thoughts on our picks of Annika and Donnell for our weekly top honors via the comment section below.

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Donnell Turner? Not seeing what Michael sees. I like the character, but rarely does DT emote enough to get a reaction.

I usually like Tajh Bellow, but the solo anger scene with TJ after finding out Curtis’ diagnosis was a bit off.

Brook Kerr always brings it.

Brook Kerr is beyond ridiculously annoying. She’s a waste of screen time.

nothing about the Curtis story line was that special. If anyone delivered this week it was Sofia Mattson. HATE her story line but she delivered a great performance.

You are absolutely right, every word.

I am sorry but I beg to differ could care less about anything gh but as far as Anika the storyline is so abysmal that I found myself yelling at the tv and not for good reasons You and Thomas were in bed for 4 episodes you love your stalker because he loves you unconditionally and you are able to draw up divorce papers in 3 episodes only in daytime guys I have been in the upside for bold but not this storyline at all Give me days at least in brings it

The bold and Beautiful was off the chain last week Hope gave the performance of a lifetime in one week very well done I couldn’t work trying to see this and then I rewind every episode of Hope over and over GREAT JOB

Donnell did such a wonderful job.

Yes, he did great but the storyline stinks! Curtis has the biggest ego of anyone and to him, not being able to walk makes him less of a man. He’d be singing a different tune if the one in bed was his father or TJ.Also, Portia is so clinical, unlike a wife should be.

Annika è stata STRORDINARIA ma lo è sempre è in assoluto la migliore attrice giovane di B&B. Lasciatela recitare lo fa meravigliosamente.

Annika was fantastic I am her new biggest fan. I watched her scene with Brooke over and over with tears in my eyes

I had stopped watching B&B
Due to predictability but watched the Hope & Thomas episodes every time they were on the show together, they bring sexy back ❤️

Writer you should not put Hope with her past stalker. Crazy Crazy. Write , u can do better. Hope shouldn’t be with Thomas. He cause her lots of problems. He’s going to go back being bad again.

I loved loved loved Hope’s performance ❤️. She had me tearing up. I felt her pain and she was too convincing. Thomas looked soo sexy and hot BUT I too am leary of his bad boy reputation. Good luck Hope.

Donnell, even the words ” powerful performance ” does do not come close to that scene. Even your eyes clearly expressed the deep pain of your trauma.
You were beyond awesome!!!

Love Hope and Thomas. They have amazing chemistry. I sure hope that she is not just using Thomas. If she is, she deserves a selfish jerk like Liam and many fans will dislike her. Can’t wait until Thomas finds true love and happiness. He truly deserves it !!!

Stop wasting Curtis talents on this boring story line just to find out Treena isn’t his bio daughter. Will he need surgery, blood s transplant? Let’s just get on with it.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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OLTL and GH Alum Kristen Alderson Reveals Pregnancy

Big baby news! Former One Life to Live and General Hospital star, Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr, ex-Kiki),has announced that she and her fiancé, Taylor Crousore, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl, due in January.

On her Instagram account, Kristen shared pics of her sonogram accompanied by Crousore, which said: “Words can’t describe the happiness😭🙌💖
BABY GIRL CROUSORE! ✨Due January 2024✨ Having a baby with my soulmate/best friend is the biggest blessing I could have ever been given✨💫”

The pic was followed by a video of many of Kristen’s family and friends guessing the gender of her little bundle of joy. Those appearing in the video included: Eddie Alderson (ex-Matthew, OLTL) and Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston, OLTL).

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Back in July of this year, Taylor proposed to Kristen and they became officially engaged. Taylor asked Kristen at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park in New York, almost exactly two years after the couple had their first date at the very same spot.

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Kristen appeared on One Life to Live from 1998-2012 and next appeared on General Hospital from 2012-2015.

Share your well-wishes and congrats to Kristen and Taylor and their baby girl on the way via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part One

Thursday’s episode of General Hospital kicked-off with Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer’s (Nicholas Chavez) adventures in New York City, where finally the fan favorite couple are getting some much needed, and waaaayyyyy overdue, alone time.

In story, Sprina arrive to their hotel room which has, thank God, one bed! Spencer heads out to get some theater tickets, leaving Trina enough time to video call her bff, Josslyn (Eden McCoy), and fill her in on how her first time alone with Spencer is going.

Trina, now in her nightgown, awaits Spencer’s return. When he does, Spencer tells Trina that everything is running on schedule. He won’t divulge what he has planned, but he has a surprise for her.  When Spencer asks what Trina wants to see on their trip, she lists all the museums she wants to go to.

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After a knock on the door, champagne arrive. Getting flirty and romantic with one another, Spencer calls for a toast to the woman he loves, and Trina toasts to the both of them together.

Spencer realizes he needs to take a quick shower and heads to the bathroom, so they won’t be late for their dinner.  Later, we see Spencer in his fine blue suit while Trina is a vision in her fuscia-colored dress.

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Overcome, Spencer tells Trina just how beautiful she is, and gifts her with a necklace so she remembers this weekend between them forever.  After they kiss again, it’s time for them to head out to dinner.  That’s the end of part one of Sprina’s trip to the Big Apple.

So, what did you think about the highly-anticipated Spencer and Trina scenes in New York City thus far? Were you all smiles? Are you looking forward to Friday, where many are hoping it’s the episode in which the lovebirds finally hit the sheets? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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