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General Hospital's Laura Wright Named Power Performance Of The Week!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

This past week on General Hospital saw many gripping and heartbreaking moments as friends, families, and even some enemies, grappled with the news that Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) was shot and lost in the deep waters of Port Charles!  While the body was never recovered, for all intent and purposes, to most of the citizens of the town, he is believed to be dead.

However, the performance that to us stood out among all the rest was that of Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos Jacks, who tries to come to grips that her best friend, protector, and confidante, Jason, is gone!  In a stunning scene with Maurice Benard (Sonny), Carly is told by her ex that Jason has been shot and that he is gone.   At first her reaction is denial, then to lash out at Sonny who reveals he needs to go see Trey to try and get Kate/Connie committed. Carly angrily replies, “You have spent all of thirty minutes mourning the guy who dedicated his life to you!”  Ouch, that hit Sonny where it hurts.  Later in the scene, Carly realizes she is not being fair to Sonny and the two of them share a heartfelt sad moment grieving the loss of their dear friend.  Wright’s scenes continued on with remembering how Jason raised Michael as a child to a listening Todd Manning (Roger Howarth), and later in heart-tugging scenes talking to her son, Michael (Chad Duell) about the man that was so instrumental in their lives.

Once again, Laura Wright proves why she is one of the top actresses of the genre, who demonstrated through these scenes that she is adept and delivering raw, realistic, vulnerable and strong emotions, and just like Carly, made all of us at home mourn the loss of Jason! That is why On-Air On-Soaps is naming Laura Wright – The Power Performance of the Week!

After the jump, watch the key powerful scenes and let us know what you thought of Daytime Emmy winner Wright’s performance!  Could these scenes be her Emmy reel for next year?  Weigh-in!

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Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

she is a gem……..I have watched her since first seeing her on “Loving” as Ali……….

Adrian Rennie
Adrian Rennie

Laura Wright rocked those scenes!!

BOnnie
BOnnie

totally agree, brought me to tears!

Elhu
Elhu

I totally agree. Laura Wright (as Carly) did an incredible job of showing disbelief and then intense pain over the loss of her dearest friend, Jason. She certainly had me crying, her raw emotion is matched by none, and I do believe she can use these scenes to garner her an emmy nod for sure!!!! Kudos Laura Wright on a job VERY WELL DONE!!!!!

SHERI
SHERI

I am sorry i don’t agree with this. I saw Ms Wrights performance and while outstanding(and it most likely will be her Emmy reel) i felt the performance of Florencia Lozano who plays Tea Delgado on General Hospital was sensational!. She was riveting in the scenes with Roger Howarth in the police interrogation room when she asked him about the baby swap. She delivered a calm riveting tour DE force performance that i find sensational. She made me feel her pain at the loss of a child she thought was hers for four months and the anger and disappointment in her ex husband Todd Manning. She brought chills up my spine when at the end she says to Todd “If you did do this and i think given the opportunity you would do this for me the MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL” Ms Lozano brought it home. I have never been much of a fan but with this performance she had me hooked. I thought it was a much much better performance then Ms Wrights. While i felt carlys pain at loosing Jason i could not feel much else or feel any sympathy because of who the subject matter was Jason a hitman for the mob. With Tea it was about a baby that she lost and one that was given to her that she thought was hers but was not. That was more relevant and had more meaning for me as a parent then crying over the loss of a Mob Hitman. Also relevant in Ms Lozanos scene was the reaction of Todd kneeling down near the chair tears coming to his eyes as she spoke those word MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL Todd closed his eyes and moaned in pain slightly. What a performance all around for ME the performance of the week and performers of the week are Florencia Lozano and Roger Howarth. Sorry i totally disagree on your pick.

Kevin
Kevin

Both ladies did well. But each had their scenes during two different weeks. They were not, therefore, in “competition” for the the title “The Power Performance of the Week.”

Tina
Tina

I agree with everything you said about Florencia Lozano performance in those scenes at the PCPD with Roger Howarth. I will even go a step farther and mention her performance in the hospital when she saw the baby was alright , and tried to approach her son(Sam’s Baby) and didn’t know why she couldn’t get her baby and leave. The scenes when she asked to say goodbye to the baby broke my heart. That was Power Acting to me and Poweful Performances. Florencia is such a Great Actress. She brings it everytime. Laura Wright is a good actress i’m just not a fan of the character/Carly that she plays.

Terri
Terri

I agree I thought Tea was great I hope she comes back to GH I DO miss my OLTL family!

rebecca
rebecca

I agree. Laura Wriight is a fabulous actress and brings Carly to life. However…I actually agreed with her character’s initial reaction to Sonny…I expected much more devastation from him…he mourned Robin more than Jason. To segue from telling her about Jason and then switching gears to Kate/Connie seemed a bit emotionally removed. But I digress! 😉 Yay…Laura! Great performance!

Rodd
Rodd

Love her!

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

While I only follow Laura via Twitter, I get the impression that Carly is Laura with the volume turned up. What say you, Michael…

Jesse
Jesse

If anyone other than Laura Wright played Carly, I would LOATHE the character. She is a vindictive, shrewish , mob lovin, hateful hypocritical, character. But Laura Wright is such a luminous genuine performer she somehow transcends all of Carly’s quirks. At some point , this show is coing ti HAVE to show some growth in this caractère. But really do they? Susan Lucci played the same self.involved teenager well into her 60’s. People grow and learn and change…in life…and if they don’t.on soaps…why would we want to watch the same.crap for 40 years??

Trisha
Trisha

Love Laura Wright. She always, always puts everything into her scenes and it shows, no matter what part she is playing, even bystander,she’s always totally into that moment. Which makes me ask why she has been seemingly demoted from lead to supporting, with no real story of her own. She deserves so much more and her latest is an example of why she can do wonders if given the opportunity and the proper writing. She’s being wasted, IMO. She should be in more scenes with MB because they are gold together, something the new regime seems to want to dismiss, for some reason.

heidi
heidi

She is awesome! Those scenes were great! Anytime she is with Jason or talking about hime she is great! Carly and Laura are my one of my GH favorites. As was Jason and Steve, and Spinelli and Bradford and Maxie and Kirsten. I am sooooo missing Jason/Steve.

I am starting to think Carly and Todd could be a great couple. I am and was a CarJax fan and was hoping they would find their way back together… but Carly and Todd could be a phenomenal couple if written correctly. They are both very talented and could knock it out of the park. They need to continue to take it slowly and creep up to it. I’d like to see each them make each other better people in the process. It’s fun to see Todd’s caring side with Carly and not just with Starr.

I whole heartedly agree with the power performance designation and want Laura to have many more opportunities to have more of them!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Think they’ve all been knocking it out of the park. I’m sure Steve Burton’s Jason will be missed. I’m glad they left his death unresolved. Hope he returns after some time away from the role.

Gazoo987
Gazoo987

Can you say Emmy reel!!!!!!!

Jen
Jen

I loved her performance! She is a terrific actress and she seems like a such a nice person in real life as well.

Andrea
Andrea

Daytime is fortunate to still have her! LW is marvelous!

Terri
Terri

Loving GH but I sure miss my OLTL family so gladsome of them have come to GH! Watched AMC,OLTL and GH ever since I was a young girl and I’m 55 now! Funny I don’t seem to miss AMC but I DO miss OLTL but I was GH everyday too. I still get SoapNet on my DirecTv so I tape 3 yr old OLTL episodes.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

OMG! Me too. I thought I was the only one taping classic OLTL on SOAPnet. I watched all ABC soaps but don’t miss AMC. It really went downhill its last few years on air. All part of ABC’s plan to destroy their soaps. Guess they underestimated OLTL & GH.

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Don’t overlook Leslie Charleson. Her scenes with Michael were extremely powerful. Proves once again what a terrific dynamic she brings to the canvas. Wish TPTB would use her more.

Tina
Tina

I agree with you I would love to see more of Monica on screen instead of Starr, Kristina, Todd, John, Luke, Sam, and Kate/Connie. Leslie Charleson can carry a major story and it’s time we see it from the producers, and writers of this show. Stop having her onscreen twice a month, other shows respect their veteran stars and they or front and center with stories. Leslie has been a forgotten star on this show to long.

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH Releases ‘The Sonny & Carly Collection’ Featuring 20 Pivotal Episodes With Three Carlys

The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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