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GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Probably some of Eden’s best work. She’s developing into a fine young actress.

That said, best performance of the week was definitely Kathleen Gati. She always brings it, but Liesl’s anguish and grief was both heartbreaking and riveting to watch.

I agree. Kathleen Gati was emotionally compelling. Eden was wonderful. I may despise the hypocrisy of the character but the actress is damn talented.

I agree

The girl has beauty and talent. I’m not liking the portrayal too much, lately, but I still love Eden/Joss. The actress is going places….Everyone was amazing.

So well deserved!! Congrats Eden.
She is an amazing actress with a great career ahead if this is what she chooses to do.

Eden’s performance was heart wrenching. It was a realistic portrayal of first love that quite often isn’t forever ❤️

Eden was excellent! But so were Britt, Liesl, Cameron & Brad!! Even Maxi had a ‘moment’ less annoying!
Eden McCoy is definitely One to Watch!
I just want to know why they had to kill Britta off!?! I know she’s going to primetime, but she could have come back for visits off-season!

Kelly found love with a man from the UK and they had been having a long distance relationship. She said in a recent interview that she told producers she was never coming back. She quit because she found love.

Oh, I didn’t know that…thanks for the info!
I’m very happy for her!

I agree 100%about Britta. And also while Eden was great, definitely not better than William or Liesl etc.

I totally agree. I didn’t find her performance emotionally compelling. When William said, “I’m such an idiot”, imo, made the scene.

I don’t care for William’s acting at all. He leaves me cold. But Eden had a few awesome performances this past week. She is not a master like Kathleen Gati, yet, but she’s on her way.

Cameron really reminds me of a young Lucky Spencer lately. Which makes perfect sense, as Lucky is the only true father that kid ever had. Not bio related, of course (that would be Zander Smith who committed “suicide by cop” before Cam was born) but now that Cam’s hair is a little longer, he’s even starting to look like Lucky.

When he was talking to Liz at Kelly’s yesterday, it was almost like a 90s flashback scene.

Totally agree with you. Eden and William tore my heart out in those scenes. They were heart-wrenching and beautifully true. These young people can really shine when given the right material. GH is luck to have them and we, their fans, are lucky to be entertained by them. Bravo!

Josslyn was great in the breakup scene and if she is pregnant I encourage it. She is a strong woman who will her baby forever. I know she is a strong in real life and I know her future in real life will be one of the best. She is a great actress and great person

No. We do not need a teenage college sophomore becoming pregnant. Why on earth would you welcome that? Joss wants to go to Med school. Please, no more babies. Let us hope Joss and Rex used birth control.

I doubt they’re going to add another baby on the way to the canvas, especially when it looks like they’re setting up a traditional soap trope – a baby switch with the Quartermaine and Cassadine heirs. Ugh – more Weeping Willow ahead.

Especially not when there’s a very real possibility they could be brother & sister. Don’t even want to imagine a baby coming out of that scenario… it’s bad enough as it is.

There you go again. ABC standards and practices would never permit that to happen. They purged the show of anyone remotely connected to sexual assault. They’re not going to go down the incest route.

I was hoping they would never go there at all, of course. I just can’t see a point to the “Dex” character at all if he’s NOT a brainwashed Morgan Corinthos. It’s the best explanation for all of his other actions & associations, aside from banging Josslyn.

Hell, we know what Cody’s DNA test says, and he’s still a pointless character! And too dumb to be a Scorpio, in this Devil’s opinion.

Agreed that Mac deserves better than what we’ve seen from Cody so far. Any Scorpio offspring should be more dynamic.

Using Cody as an example, these writers are not afraid to ignore show history and shoehorn a birth into a mostly improbable slot in the past. Who knows how they’ll connect Dex – but Morgan ain’t the path.

Maybe Dex is the long-lost child of Lilly and Sonny? Yea- Sonny needs another kid! lol

Not a snowball’s chance in my backyard that they would undo the “clink boom” car bombing, one of the most iconic GH scenes of the 1990s. Also, they already had Sonny meet Lily in Heaven during a “near-death experience” and she verified that their son was with her upstairs.

Latest internet rumors have him being Courtney’s son (either with AJ or Jason). That would make him Spencer’s brother and Sonny’s nephew.

Zoey
I’ve been saying this for months. I’d read it somewhere and it made sense to me. Satan has been saying he thinks he’s Morgan but I don’t buy it, mostly I guess because I never liked Morgan and I do like this actor playing Dex. Too bad he’s being drawn into Drama Queen Joss’s life . Yea,yea I know, everyone loves her.

Such a beautiful young and talented actress

Heartbreaking

She has been excellent. Raw emotion. She has become a great actress.

Also her chemistry with Dex is amazing!!! They need to be together.

Yep – her chemistry with Dex is off the charts.

Say what you will about the characters, the actors are talented.

So… Evan Hofer – total hottie! I saw most of his background has been comedic acting.

Also love the Uber talented Kathy Gati.

She was only one word:. AMAZING.

Eden did an excellent job. Its a soap its suppose to be filled with mistakes, regrets and love. Her scene reminded me of the GH of old

All I can say is—Love, Love, Love Joss’ stilettos, albeit she has hurt Cameron so much—poor guy doesn’t even know the half of it.
Who is Dex? A medical doctor??

Top notch this week, Joss. Dex too. Actually, all were outstanding.

Just wish all stayed on….exits are sad.

Today was the “mostest” episode in a looong time. Everyone was spectacular, even Mathison, of whom I am not a fan.
Laura Wright was exceptionally authentic—every nuance, gesture and word was stellar and real– Kudos!!
The writers really knew what they were doing—they approached the developing suspense with true expertise—can’t wait for the climax to break ( Carly finally disclosing the truth to Nina)…..

Celia…Yes, to everything you said. Except I am a fan of Mathison. He finally broke out of the Mr.Nice mold and showed depth. I hope he dumps shrew Carly. Also the same to Nina, who I also like, was great. Even Wiley.

We do agree on Carly—too entitled, too holier-than-thou. But, as an actress, Laura is to be lauded.
I love Nina, as well, albeit we’re outnumbered—not many viewers like her.
—Mathison? Hmmm–not one of my favorites ( since he played Ryan Lavery-AMC), but I’m starting to warm up to him—the lovey-dovey scenes with Carly gross me out—especially because he is her third Quartermaine “bite”–
But, yes—Mathison, as Drew, showed a side of himself which stunned me in a good way.

Celia & Violet…Re: our feelings about Carly shouldn’t cloud the great job Laura does in this role. What I wonder is if actors who can play sob’s well know and read about how fans feel about their characters? Like Thomas. Do they read MF for instance?

I think they do, Rose–unless there may be some who truly get hurt by some of MY comments. In my defense, these sites would have no relevence if we were not able to express our likes or dislikes.
My personality and character? What you see is what you get. My mother is wont to tell me that sometimes I “hit” people in the face like a bucked of ice-water. LOL.

PS, Rose–And to add to that–I find myself muting or FF-ing scenes with “Mrs Robinson” and her daughter.

Oh Celia! What’d you think of the Nina reveal? I thought Cynthia was astounding! All those conflicting emotions and memories playing across her face at once..what a treat for us for having to wait so long. Now, there’s Willow’s insane reaction to come…next week should be good. BTW, did you see what they did to Y&R’s Noah’s gorgeous hair? He looks like a London punk in the early 80s grooving to The Sex Pistols…what a disaster!

OMG, Soaphound!!-when I saw Noah with that rat-fur atop his head, I thought of you and your reaction—I swear!! What is that???? Holy moly!! His scalp is so white, it’s almost scary–oh, please–flagellate me—!!
I don’t know if these half-shaved heads ( which I see too often) are meant to make a statement?—And, I thought the 50’s crew-cut, which both my grandfathers had ( in pictures) was harrowing—
My 16-year-old niece’s ( cheerleader with beauty and brains) boyfriend ( football player) has another weird hair cut, which is now the thing with High School boys. I swear that from a distance, and without my contacts/glasses, i thought he was wearing a baseball cap.
Yes, Nina was amazing—even with her little interaction with Wiley—I guess he and she must meet secretly off camera—who knew the three of them ( Sonny, Nina and Wiley were soooo close??).
Well, Carly will get hers from all sides, “You selfish bitch”!!!. Punto e basta!! ( A very popular Italian cliché after making a forceful statement). LOL.

rose
I like Drew too and it looks like he’s finally getting an eye full of the real Carly, I wondered about Wiley so excited to see Nina and especially Sonny. Don’t remember them even meeting as Michael wouldn’t even let Sonny near the boy, and Nina.only s few times with Willow dragging him away from her.

Drew knows exactly who Carly is. Remember he’s still walking around with Jason’s memories in his head, so he “remembers” everything that Jason & Carly went through over the years, all the stuff with AJ, walking in on the “hate sex” with Carly & Sonny, which started their roller coaster from Hell of a relationship. Drew knows all of that as if he lived through it himself.

That’s the thing – these writers are ignoring the Drew has Jason’s memories angle. Andre cleared Franco of Drew’s original memories but Drew still had Jason’s when Billy Miller departed the role.

A glaring continuity error that Elizabeth Korte should catch and point out in story occasionally.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Mourns Gregory Then Has a Showdown With Ava

On the Wednesday, May 29th episode of General Hospital, Alexis was having quite the emotional and trying day played to perfection by two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn.

In story, Finn (Michael Easton) stops by to see Alexis, who is reeling from the news of Gregory’s (Gregory Harrison) death. Wanting to talk about Gregory and to be there for Finn, Alexis listens to what happened when Finn found Gregory passed away in his bed. He then admits he drank a third of a bottle of bourbon sent as a gift from the Cerullos as part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) nuptial celebration.

Alexis says it makes sense that he drank, as he just went through a tragic loss and so he had a reason to break his sobriety. He says it doesn’t excuse what he did. Alexis tries to help Finn forgive himself. He knows she suffered a loss and is mourning Gregory, too.  She admits she wanted to drink, but she has not had one. She thinks it might be a two-a-day meeting kind of thing for them for a while. Finn says, he won’t drink again. She says, “For now.” They remain there for each other through their struggles.

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Later, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) comes by and Alexis apologizes to her for not being able to attend the reading of Gregory’s will, but she has a feeling he made her literary executor. Diane sort of confirms it. Alexis says she on her way to visit Ava (Maura West).  She regrets now, not being at Chase and Brook Lynn’s wedding, as she never thought that would be Gregory’s last day on earth.

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Armed with what Fergus Bryne (Lane Davies) told her, Alexis heads to Ava’s gallery and accuses Ava of hiring Fergus to get her disbarred. Ava smugly admits she was very happy to watch her life implode after what she did to her late brother, Julian and how she threw him away.

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At that point, Ava clearly tells Alexis she blames her for Julian’s death and that Alexis committed perjury and she has no one else to blame but herself. Alexis fires back that Ava will regret filing that complaint that helped get her disbarred.

It seems like more and more people have a reason to be angry and want payback against Ava? Could it be that Ava will be murdered? Are the rumors floating around that Maura West could be exiting the show possibly true, or is this all just a tease? What did you think of Nancy Lee Grahn’s performance in this episode? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Johnny Wactor’s Co-Worker, Anita Joy, Speaks Out For First Time Since His Fatal Shooting and Saving Her Life

Those who knew Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin, GH) were well aware of what an upstanding man he was. As tributes poured in when news that the General Hospital alum was shot and killed by one of three car thieves, they all spoke to his qualities as a human being.

Over the first 24 hours since his passing, the public learned Wactor lost his life putting himself in front of a female co-worker when confronted by his assailants, following their shift at a downtown LA bar. The thieves were attempting to steal his catalytic converter from his vehicle.

Now. Wactor’s former co-work, Anita Joy, has spoken out for the first time via her Instagram account of what happened on that fateful morning and her remembrances accompanied by photos and videos with Johnny.  As many now know, Johnny died a hero.

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Anita began, “I’ve needed to take some time to collect myself and my thoughts. I was with Johnny in his last moments and I’m here to be his voice after such unimaginable events. His story is in this post as it happened, please swipe through the top photos and read it. Early Saturday morning (May 25) after our bartending shift Friday night at Level 8 in DTLA.”

“He was killed senselessly by a coward who reacted without care of the gorgeous life he was taking,” Joy shared.  So, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m all of the feelings and once … but above all, I am here for Johnny’s justice. My friend of 8 years went from laughing together, working side by side, leaving our bartending shift and walking to our cars, to him dying in my arms in the street of DTLA in the dark hours of 3am.”

She went on to say, “Everything happened in an instant. I’ve come to describe it as a glass of water that gets tipped over and you’re scrambling to grab it and save it from spilling out completely but it just runs through your fingertips and is gone.” Joy said that she and Wactor, “cautiously approached the men questioning what they were doing, at first thinking the car was being towed.”

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“We were no threat and Johnny kept his cool as he always did, simply stating that it was his car and for them to leave. Hands open to his sides in peace, Joy recounted. “Johnny was between me and the man who shot him – as I heard the shot ring into the night, he forcefully tumbled back into my arms as I grabbed for him I shouted, ‘Hunny, you OK?’ And he only responded, ‘Nope! Shot!’ Joy went on to say that she and Johnny “toppled onto the street” where she was trying to hold his body up as she was screaming for help and screaming at Johnny to “stay with me.”

Next, Joy details that a security guard named Bryan ran into the street and phoned 911. Anita wrote, “I’m so thankful for Bryan showing up, trying with all his might to save Johnny. My only peace is that I was him and this didn’t happen to him alone. My other peace will be seeing these awful men brought to justice.”

Speaking on Wactor’s character, Joy added, “Johnny had this incredible ability that was truly just his genuine nature – to make anyone and everyone feel so special in his eyes. No matter how well you knew him, he treated everyone like he truly cared about you. He lit up any room – you couldn’t not smile around him. His energy was magnetic and pulled you in so effortlessly – you were safe with him. He treated everyone with love, respect, compassion and he really ‘saw’ you.”

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“He was beautiful, goofy as hell, full of work ethic and values, he never put people down, even when joking, he never made you feel unsure of yourself – he knew how to be hilarious in such a positive way and it just made him that much more lovable. It just filled your heart to be around him,” she recalled.  Johnny made you love him instantly,” Joy added. “Absolutely one of the best men I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful to have been a part of his world and him, mine. My heart is shattered with his loss but I believe l have gained the best guardian Angel out there.  I love you Johnny Wacky.”

Anita then addressed the crime that took Johnny’s life and how Level 8 did not provide parking for its late night shift workers.  Joy explained, “These criminals need to be caught – Level 8 needs to provide parking for their late hour staff as they originally promised- This cannot be something that isn’t responded to with action, it needs to be addressed in a manner to prevent anything like this ever happening again to the best of their ability – Level 8 needs to contribute to Johnny’s family to honor and respect him for all the hard work and effort he did for them.”

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Speaking on GoFundMe page that has been set for Wactor, Anita spoke about Johnny’s family, expressing, “They are on the other side of the country and it’s going to be a lot on them emotionally and financially to get Johnny home to them.”

What do you think about Anita’s account of Johnny dying in her arms after shielding her from the thieves who were trying to steal his catalytic converter in his car? Her remembrances of the man she became friends and co-workers with? Comment below.

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Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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