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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julexis Goes To Therapy

On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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