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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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OG Steve

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.

Harry
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Harry

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

Laura Jaenicke
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Laura Jaenicke

I agree

Celia
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Celia

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.

Shari
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Shari

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

Gerrie
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Gerrie

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

SZima
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SZima

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!

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Sex w Dex

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.

SZima
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SZima

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

Danni
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Danni

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

Debb
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Debb

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

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Sex w Dex

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

Rodd
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Rodd

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!

Linda
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Linda

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

Harry
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Harry

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.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

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.

Zoey
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Zoey

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

Satan
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Satan

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.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

William
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William

Such a beautiful young and talented actress

Liberty
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Liberty

Heartbreaking

Laura Jaenicke
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Laura Jaenicke

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

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

Zoey
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Zoey

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.

Julie
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Julie

She was only one word:. AMAZING.

Angel
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Angel

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

Celia
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Celia

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??

Col
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Col

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

Just wish all stayed on….exits are sad.

Celia
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Celia

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)…..

rose
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rose

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.

Celia
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Celia

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.

rose
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rose

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?

Celia
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Celia

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.

Celia
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Celia

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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!

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

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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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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