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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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This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

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The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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According to Soap Opera Digest, Lanier will be back on-screen after leaving the show In August after two years with the daytime drama series.

When Chloe left the series, Nelle was carted off to prison for her deceptions and crimes, but according to her chat with SOD, she is back because she ‘has some unfinished business with some people.”  Lanier’s return stint starts next week.

So how will Nelle’s re-emergence impact Lucas and Brad who are raising Nelle and Michael’s son?  Will she seek more retribution on Carly?  Stay tuned.  After all, Nelle gave her baby to Brad in the now notorious baby switch, which we have since learned that baby “Wiley” has a heart condition that can be traced back to Michael’s side of the family,

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