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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Lew S.
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Lew S.

Robert is an agent and could find Holly on his own if he had to. Also, doesn’t Olivia have responsibilities at home like a child, a husband and a job? Searching for Dante I totally understand. But running off with Robert in search of Holly, NO

Timmm
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Timmm

Liv has the same babysitter as Sam and Jason!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I am going to say it: since returning from the pandemic-mandated break, Lisa LoCicero has been delivering, on a consistent basis, her best work in the role of Olivia, and I can only hope it will continue! Kudos to her; her Emmy is coming!

Echo
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Echo

I would have selected Sharon Case from Y & R.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sharon, hands down! Olivia on GH yells her lines too much!

SZima
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SZima

I missed most of Olivia’s scenes because I FF’d them. I’m sure Lisa is a lovely person, but I can not stand Olivia. Her whiny voice is most annoying, and all her scenes are overacted. Better direction would help, I’m sure!

Steve
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Steve

LiLo has been on fire since the show returned in early August. The scenes with Dante at the door were icing on the cake.

The show will probably go down a heavy flirtation route with Olivia and Robert (as LiLo is a longtime fan of Tristan), but Olivia needs the Quartermaines and they need her. For the past 6 weeks, she and Ned have played a classic soap plot of a happily married couple facing obstacles. They’ve quickly become a favorite couple to watch.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Lisa LoLicero is fantastic. Always delivers.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I thoroughly agree. Lisa was absolutely wonderful. Only a mother would understand her pain and knowing her child was suffering the same too, only a few inches away. For one thing this woman is as loving and compassionate as can be. She is not phoney and tells it like it is. Should she be with Robert, I don’t think so. I’d rather see her work it out with Ned. Robert is a sweetheart but let him be that with some other woman, probably his ex Holly, which he acts like was the love of his life, and I thought all… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Make Ned and Olivia a stronger pillar couple. Don’t make them boring, but give them rich stories and a great life at the center of Port Charles society. The actors are so engaging. The over-the-top drama and plot lines wear thin, and Olivia and Ned help ground it.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

When I think Robert and Olivia, I think “odd couple” but they are great together .Am loving their scenes in Monte Carlo, what a pair! I like her and “Nedski” but he looks now even more stodgier than usual. He’s so rich, influential, etc. Why can’t they give him more swagger, like Jax for instance.

Carole Osadchuk
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Carole Osadchuk

Emmly time!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Boy this week with Robert and his spitfire sidekick was pretty exciting. I remember that rotten Rudge guy when he was Julian’s older sister Olivia’s henchman. Still as creepy as ever! Iam surprised that Scorpio gave up that easily just because they were told they found Holly’s ring on a dead body. Doesn’t mean it was her body.Could be anyone’s body,maybe Cassandra’s. Hopefully he was biding his time to check it out further. There seemed to be total acceptance from Holly’s son too, so that is wierd also.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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