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Mateo
Mateo

Chloe Lanier just slayed these last two weeks. There were two points of Chloe’s subtle evil performances that stand out so STRONGLY. One was when she completely manipulated Brad without missing a beat. She took his grief and disposed of it like yesterday’s bad bread. I think she had a gleam in her eye. I felt cold and a little dirty while watching. Brad is no saint but he got taken big time and his mistakes will have life altering ramifications for years. Then when Nelle was being interrogated by Jordan. I don’t know if this was written into the script or not but when Nelle touched Jordan’s hand at the end of the interrogation you could see Jordan literally cringe. Nelle touching her was like her physically releasing her poison on to the police commissioner. No gun or weapon was necessary. That small touch was everything in the scene. I have completely enjoyed GH this last week. It was spectacular. I know things are in an uproar with GH. They are trying hard to get the magic back but these last two weeks showed great signs. I will miss Chloe Lanier. She is a great actress who actually grew in skill in her time with GH. I hope that things keep going in this direction with GH. I want to also give props to Eden McCoy as Joss. I have always been on the fence about her. This week she took me off the fence and into her back yard for lemonade. Her scenes with Carly at the safe house and then with Nelle at the docks were ALL THE WAY great. When she uttered the line “you messed with the wrong family, bitch” I literally jumped off my sofa and screamed at the TV, “let her have it good Joss, take that terror down!” In small ways Joss is definitely her mother’s daughter. Keep it up Eden, you may be able to fill Chloe’s shoes if you keep all this acting excellence up. You were FIRE!
Thanks GH for 2 great weeks. Now let’s start a continual pattern, with the cast you have in front of you there is no excuse not to.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Mateo, you said it all. That moment when Nelle reached out to touch (curse?) Jordan came out of nowhere and nearly stopped my heart! Chloe just keeps getting better with each episode and/or machination. A truly original and brave body of performances.

Kimmy
Kimmy

YES

rebecca1
rebecca1

If a person grabbed a cop like that in real life he/she wouldn’t have to worry about all the other charges against them. You don’t grab a cop, taunt him or her and get away with it. Big leap from reality in just that one moment.

Mateo
Mateo

She didn’t grab Jordan, she touched her to show her fangs. It’s not a crime to touch someone. She issued no threat and she was handcuffed so that doesn’t fly. And when would reality come into play here? It’s a soap for goodness sake. Half of what Nelle has done is beyond reason and reality. The touch was not about it being a crime, it was about showing the depth of Nelle’s obvious illness.

rebecca1
rebecca1

see comment below; couldn’t delete this one and had to type something.

rebecca1
rebecca1

She DID grab Jordan. Just watched that scene again. She stuck her face in Jordan’s, told her her department had “blood on their hands” and grabbed her. Jordan pulled back and she grabbed her again. In all my years of watching GH and all the arrests no one has ever grabbed a cop. This is not a case of “it’s a soap.” That’s an obvious out when events like coming back from the dead or wearing someone else’s face come into play. Those scenes are obviously meant for us to suspend our disbelief. Grabbing a cop’s wrist and not receiving any charges for it, if not assault than a misdemeanor, shouldn’t have been ignored. But, since “it’s a soap, she could have attempted to grab Jordan and been restrained by a second cop and received a warning. Jordan said nothing. Ridiculous.

I didn’t see it as a scene which exemplified Nell’s illness; I took it as emphasizing she’s a psychopath who has no fear/no boundaries and doesn’t realize yet her time is up. She STILL thinks she’ll walk away. Police don’t usually care what your reason is for assaulting them. Jordan should have had her better restrained or taken away. Could have wiped her smug look off her face by telling her she just added assault on a cop to her charges (whether they would have pressed them or not.)

With that said, Chloe knocked the scene out of the ballpark as she has since she began the role.

Reed
Reed

Rebecca, as well done and intense as this scene was, oddly enough, the one that had me rewind and watch again was when Jordan received the call on her cell as to Nelle’s whereabouts and then promptly left her phone on Dante’s desk before departing for the docks with the uniformed officer. All that fine writing and acting and I’m left muttering “you left your phone, dummy!” An otherwise great episode that could have been tighter—e.g. Michael, essentially calling an Uber to get his battered and bruised sister, Joss, to the hospital? It will be a nice twist if the writers have the foresight to allow Nelle’s punch and kick to the gut to propel Joss into a health crisis with her kidney, extending Nelle’s collateral damage.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Reed. Good catch on your part. Didn’t even notice Jordan leaving her phone. If I did, it’s lost in my memory bank as I try to grapple with Nelle grabbing Jordan’s arm. It’s funny how these inconsistencies (as in the case with the arm grab) or the probable unintentional leaving of the phone sometimes mess with our ability to suspend our disbelief than the actual fantastical things that we’re able to enjoy and get lost in!

I was thinking about Joss’s kidney, too. Not sure the Corinthos fans can stand any more hits, literal or figurative, to the family. I say they’re long overdue. Well, not Joss or Michael; Michael’s suffered enough but much of that is because he was taken away from the Qs and raised in the mob. (Shame they’re making Joss a Carly mini me. I liked her. Sigh.)

Fanny
Fanny

Hi Rebecca,
UR right that WITCH did GRAB Jordan by the hand/ wrist, and drip/drab commissioner did NOTHING yet again!!! I would have added assault to the pile of charges
against her.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi, Fanny. Thanks! Can’t see how anyone who watched that scene thought it was just a “touch.” Nelle was a witch, LOL, but I’m not a Carly fan so she was, as in The Wizard of Oz, the good witch to me! 😉

Jovin
Jovin

Always love your posts! I freakin’ love Nelle! I love the character, I love the actress. I love that she was able to bring Carly and Sonny to their knees!! Anyone who messes with those two gets high praise in my books!! She always made us feel something! When Josslynn kicked her in the stomach, it a pretty gruesome graphic scene considering Nelle had just given birth….and she looked so sad and hurt that Josslynn could do something like that to her! She made me feel sorry for her….this young tiny waif like thing, in a hospital robe, just gave birth…wandering around the docks. I was upset when it was announced she was leaving, but after her Emmy win, and considering the state of soaps, she is smart to move on to other projects! Iam sure she will do very well!! And if she ever comes back, Nelle could have a twin or a look alike, or have gotten psychological help, or a brand new character! If Carly #2 can be in town going by the name Kim Nero, viewers would accept Chloe as a new character. The only part I HATE about this story is those two sanctimonious bitches Carly and Bobbie get to be right and say I TOLD YOU SO! And that robotic Jason once again gets to play hero. 20+ years of the same crap is beyond old!!! Kudos to the show for going full tilt with Nelle! If she is going out, best it be with a bang!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you, Jovin. Nell has the soapy honor of being the one to make Carly pay. Not long enough in my opinion but something’s better than nothing. She’s gotten away with far too much for way too long. Unfortunately, being Carly, she’ll be back to her obnoxious self in no time.

I didn’t, however, feel bad for Nell when Joss slammed her. Just a good fight scene that I would have enjoyed more if I liked Joss more. Used to like her but now they’re making her a Carly, Jr. and that just turned me off to the character. If she rebelled against Carly’s ways and was more like Jax, I’d be team Joss all the way. But as far as feeling sorry for Nell in that moment, I didn’t. She’s a murderer. She killed her first fiance, would have killed Michael and destroys everyone in her path. I think it’s a bit more than a rotten childhood. She has no remorse. So while I applaud her take-down of Carly I don’t find her a sympathetic character.

As for Chloe; great actress! Not sure she’d ever want to return to GH after the abuse she received on Twitter. But, if the offer is good and they have her returning in a role that the rabid viewers who attacked her can accept, maybe she’ll return one day. Or, show up on another soap. They’d be lucky to have her.

Bostonnc
Bostonnc

I love reading your posts Mateo – they are always interesting because you not only state your opinion but back it up with detailed examples from the show. Of course, it helps that I agree with everything you said! It was a great 2 weeks of GH and I too am hopeful this can continue.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Spot on, Mateo, on all counts! I so agree!

Lew S.
Lew S.

Love her as an actress, but hate her character.

Barbara Wolfe
Barbara Wolfe

Bravo bravo bravo standing ovation I am glad that that storyline is over that does not mean that we wish her to leave but still bravo bravo bravo

Gwen wilson
Gwen wilson

I think Nelle Should go to Ferncliff and Mary Pat Should Be Her nurse can you imagine them Two (2) Together they will kill each other Bit Mary pat should be committee to

Soaphound
Soaphound

But Gwen, what if they realize they have a mutual enemy…Miss Caroline Corinthos. Can you imagine the evil plots hatched in that hellhole?

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Chloe was like a stick of dynamite. My gut feeling is that somehow, she’ll slip though fingers and get away just so the writers can bring her back if she ever decides she wants to return.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I hope so, James. She’s too good to say a final farewell to.

rose
rose

Love to see her an Dr. O back. Way better than killing them off. But if not Chloe hope the best for her in future endeavors. She showed her talent with GH beginning with the Fluke story.

Rchrista70
Rchrista70

She deserves an Emmy for her performance.

Karen
Karen

Dispised her Character but she is awesome actress. Think some of it was too drawn out and now time to move on to others that need a good story line. Great Job Chloe! Good luck in your future !

lIlene
lIlene

She is a fantastic actress, but the writers had her on being bad too long. We love our Carly and Sonny. And they were her targets. And now she is leaving. Goodbye good luck !

Jovin
Jovin

Sorry to say, my friend. You are in the definite minority of those who love Sonny and Carly!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Unfortunately she’s not, Jovin. I can’t stand Carly in particular but she is a fan fav.

Satan
Satan

Looking forward to seeing Nelle down here in Hell. Because there ain’t no way she’s getting out of Port Charles alive!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think they’ll keep her alive. Probably (if the show’s still airing) they’ll have her come back for yet another psycho jaunt. Or. maybe Nell, Heather and Dr. O will become a girl band and perform at a future Nurse’s Ball.

Jimh
Jimh

Nelle could always return as long lost twin Michelle…i like the actress and wish her great success but i hope she can sometime return as Nelle or her lookalike!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

jimh: how’d you come up with Michelle? hahaha…if you want an M how ’bout Myrtle? Don’t remember a soap Myrtle. buwhahahahahhaa…Myrtle. Who ever would name their child that? There’s always Edna.

rose
rose

Rebecca1…how about a cover of “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads or “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Quite apropos, Rose! (LOVE “Psycho Killer.” Great song!) Or, we can have Michael, Chase, Scott and Faison’s hologram sing Hall and Oates “Maneater” to the ladies of loon.

Linda
Linda

That was some cat fight between Joss and Nelle. I hope Nelle goes to Fern Cliff and gets Mary Pat for her nurse. chloe may get another Emmy for her performance.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Oooh, Linda, yes!! Nelle and Mary Pat…enemies OR allied against Carly? I cringe at the juicy possibilities! Heck, they’re probably related anyway.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Nina told Maxi that “her cousin” is a father. Maxi and Lucas aren’t cousins. Lulu and Lucas are cousins.

Lex
Lex

No, Lucas is Tony’s son in every way that matters. And Tony is Frisco’s brother. He and Maxie grew up together. No one spent more time with Lucas growing up than Maxie and Georgie. They are cousins. And he’s the only on on-screen with the Jones name other than Maxie.

rebecca1
rebecca1

oh! you’re right; completely forgot all that. Thanks!

Palma
Palma

She was fantastic. What a great actress.

Timmm
Timmm

Yes, it will be two Emmy’s in a row, Chloe rocks the house! What a gem. IF we knew soaps were going to last I would root for this young girl to sign a twenty year contract at ABC but she is too talented and must strike Hollywood NOW!

My thought here about Friday’s episode is this: THIS is how every Friday use to be on soaps, wild and unpredictable, leading you into Monday. Secondly, this little strawberry blonde, probably 100lbs soaking wet has reeked more havoc on the big bad mob don, Sonny Corinthos than ANY other tough guys he has ever gone up against! So next time women are wrongly portrayed on screen, remember this, little Nelle raised some Helle and brought Sonny and his family down to their knees! Who knew Ava would be a kitty cat compared to that lioness Nelle!

Rodd
Rodd

She deserves all the kudos she gets.

Diane
Diane

She’s an Amazing actress! You can’t help but loving her as you hate her. That’s why she’s so great. Not many could pull off that roll like she has. Even while you’re wanting her to ‘get hers’, you’re wanting more of her.
I can’t wait to see where she goes from here. She’s way too good an actress to stay on daytime tv!

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Chloe Lanier is hands down, the most talented actress in Daytime. She makes you hate Nelle and, on a dime, she can make you feel sorry for her. I hope she gets a second Emmy and I wish her well in her future endeavors. She has so much talent, she owes it to herself to branch out and see what opportunities are out there. I think she made the right choice to leave on a high note with her Daytime Emmy in hand.

Fanny
Fanny

Her last week on screen makes her a shoe-in for another Emmy next year.
Loved her exit… kicking & screaming bloody hell till the bitter end, CLASSIC.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Aiden Continues To Be A Target For Bullies; Oscar Receives His Death Sentence

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, the long-running ABC daytime drama series, is certainly taking a look at some key issues of our time in regards to young children and teens.

When Liz leaves to meet with Willow, about Aiden, Franco and Aiden bake some cookies, where Franco is impressed and surprised to find out how excellent Aiden is in the kitchen and baking assorted kinds of cookies. When Franco asks why Aiden never told anyone that he liked baking so much, Aiden said he just didn’t want to be laughed at again.

At Charlie’s, Liz meets up with Willow. The teacher informs Liz that Aiden still prefers to avoid the other students and may not feel safe around them for a very long time.  Liz questions and ponders why Aiden has a target target on his back. Willow explains how kids can be cruel in an understatement, she adds that Aiden needs to find his true identity.

After Cam’s emotional day surrounding Joss and Oscar, he heads home.  Liz and Cam get their around the same time and are astounded by Aiden’s cookies! Franco tells Liz they just need to let Aiden be Aiden. Then when Cam and Aiden hang out on the couch, and after asking for the password to the iPad, Cameron opens it, and there is a heartbreaking message that reads, “Get Lost Gayden.”   Cam immediately closes it and hugs his little brother.

What happens when you are a teenager who should be living life and having fun with years to look forward to?  That is the other storyline, GH has been taking at look at.  Kim tells Terry that Oscar has questions now that the medical trial has failed, and he needs the truth, no matter how difficult it may be to hear.  On is way to meet with Terry and his mom, Oscar runs into Alexis and tells her he needs to finish his will.  Alexis is heartbroken to hear this news.

Once with Terry and Kim, Oscar asks a few questions about the what to expect as his condition worsens before his death, how to prepare for it, and how long he has to live. Terry explains n some cases headaches get worse, and that he may have difficulty with his balance. Then, Terry delivers the devastating news, he could live as long as 6-7 months … or as little as 6 more weeks.  Oscar is shaken.

Kim hands him a bucket list to-do book and calendar to go to set up all the things he wants to do before he dies.  He heads to meet Josslyn in the hospital chapel, where they pen in things in the book to do together.  Monica and Kim share a moment about losing their children, before they pass away.  Kim does not know what to do next.  She decides to head to the “Charlie’s” to see Julian; while Alexis has already told Julian to help Kim through this tough time, no matter his feelings towards her kissing Drew on New Year’s Eve.

Finally, Griffin removes Anna’s bandages and her eyesight has returned following her surgery.  Finn tells Anna the virus that caused the blindness has never been seen in North America.  Anna wonders if it was given to her while abroad?  Could this be something Cassandra did to her, or something, or someone else?

So, if GH does this story right about Aiden being bullied for his differences, it could definitely send a powerful message to many in the viewing audience and bring attention to young LGBTQ youth who are trying to be their authentic selves, if this is the story.   What do you think of Aiden’s plight now?  What did you think of how Oscar’s death sentence was handled?  Who or what caused Anna’s temporary blindness?  Share your thoughts on these storylines via the comment section below.

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Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim On General Hospital?

Here;s what we know .. on Monday’s episode of ABC;s General Hospital, Ryan added CarSon, Sonny and Carly, to his hit list of victims.  He wants them out of the the way so Ava can take Avery and leave Port Charles with him and never look back.

Meanwhile, Carly is definitely a threat to figuring out that Kevin is Ryan, given her unrelenting quest and her days at Ferncliff.

Elsewhere, Franco is up to trying to figure out why “Kevin” suddenly dumped him as a patient, and if anyone can come across the lock box in “Kevin’s” office and open it up, therein lies clue to the serial killer’s movesand victims.

But will Port Charles continue to think that “Kevin” is having some sort of breakdown over the anniversary of his twin brother, Ryan’s “death” and heinous killing spree years ago? Will anyone figure out the real Kevin is locked up in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff?

Check out this week’s promo for GH below, and then let us know; who you think will truly be Ryan’s next victim, or will he finally be caught?  And, what have you thought of the performances of Jon Lindstrom in this storyline? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Goes Blind … What Is The Cause? Franco Is Kicked To The Curb As “Kevin’s” Patient

Viewers of ABC’s General Hospital were in for a twist on Friday’s episode, when Anna Devane suddenly and inexplicably goes blind!  It is a terrifying moment for Anna and throughout the first part of this new arc, played beautifully by Finola Hughes.

But what is the cause of her sudden blindness? After Anna is brought to ‘General Hospital’ by her son, Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Finn (Michael Easton) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) are there to try to calm her down and to try to figure out what is wrong with her, Griffin runs some tests.

Meanwhile, Griffin and Finn get into a tiff over Griffin’s lack of bedside manner and his losing his faith. Griffin says its all now about the data, as he is still reeling from Kiki’s murder.

Later, Griffin reveals to Finn and Anna that the tests show that she has experienced a vitreous hemorrhage.  However, he doesn’t know what caused this … or if her vision can be restored.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH co-head writer, Shelly Altman previews of this story for Anna, “What has happened to Anna will lead us to uncover a mystery that affects not only Anna, but several surprisingly unrelated people.”

Meanwhile, Peter meets up with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) at Kelly’s and tells him what happened to Anna and that she suddenly went blind, but to stay away from his mother.. He also has a warning for Valentin, that whatever Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) has on him will come back to bite him sooner than later, and we all know that Valentin hired Sasha to pose as Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) long-lost daughter, and Obrecht knows it!

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And, Franco (Roger Howarth) just may trip upon the lock box in Kevin’s office, that holds the clues to everyone Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has murdered!  How does that come about? After, Franco runs into a gun-toting Ava (Maura West) on the pier, “Kevin” shows up.  He tells Franco he can no longer be his doctor and he will refer him to someone else.  Franco does not want to end his therapy with Dr. Collins, but it’s of no use in changing “Kevin’s” mind.

When Franco makes his exit, Ryan tells Ava that they should leave Port Charles together and never look back.  Then, Franco breaks in to Kevin’s office at GH, and goes looking for his patient file and that is where we see the lock box.  Will Franco figure out what is going down?

So, what do you think is happening to Anna and why?  Is Franco now in dire straits if Ryan finds him rummaging through “Kevin’s” office?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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