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Lilly Melgar Provides Gut-Wrenching Final Moments In Latest Episode Of THE BAY!

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The third installment of Gregori J. Martin’s, The Bay was released late this week.

While the drama continued for Sara (Mary Beth Evans) Garrett in the big house, upon getting a visit from ace reporter Nathan Perkins (in a solid performance by Scott Bailey), later she gets gut-punched by one of the inmates, who is not too happy with her presence. Not a  good day for the leading heroine of the online soap.

However, it is the last few minutes of the episode in a scene featuring former General Hospital favorite Lilly Melgar (Ex-Lily Rivera) that pulls in the audience. Melgar’s Janice Ramos had been brutally raped at the end of last season of The Bay.

In the beginning of the new season, we see Janice bloodied, injured, dress torn, and completely undone. Now, haunted by memories of the her attacker, Chase Walker (Brian Gaskill) Janice goes down a dark path! First, we see her grabbing and downing tiny bottles of booze to numb the pain!  Not good, considering her penchant for drinking in the past.  Next, we see her getting into the shower trying to wash away the rape … bloody, emotional, and crying, Janice is alone and is living a woman’s worst nightmare.  Melgar delivered in these moments a raw emotional turn that stood out within the episode.

Watch Melgar’s performance, and the rest of episode 3 of The Bay after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought of the harrowing moments for Janice Ramos as played by Lilly M.?

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Scoma60
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Scoma60

I’ve never watched The Bay before but after this I’m going to. I love so many of the cast and after this one episode I’m intrigued.

DYLAN
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DYLAN

I never have either, but one thing that struck me is…why can’t network soaps look like this? Guiding Light used extensive location shooting in its final years, and I loved it. The typical three wall soap sets look positively antiquated and very cheap now. Traditional soaps should look to some of these online shows for innovative and cutting edge means of production and financing.

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Ghlover

How about Lily Melgarnreturns to GH? She could have somehow survided the bomb, be revealved as Carlos’s sister and maybe help him somehow to hide Sabrina ..until Sonny, who wants to help Michael , finds Sabrin and finds Lily!!!

Amy
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Amy

GH had their chance with Lily Melgar. They put in her in the middle of a love triangle with Sonny, Brenda and Lily. Lily stole every scene she was in. Vanessa Marcil was an amateur compared to Lily Melgar. It was always very clear, in my opinion, that Sonny and Lily belonged together. But what did GH do? They killed Lily.

Michelle Solazzo
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Michelle Solazzo

No way sorry she was never a good actress so glad it was only 2yrs

LCC
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LCC

Indeed a powerful episode and performance. Lilly Melgar brought me to tears. I’m really enjoying the show.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

What a great performance by Lily Melgar.

Lillian
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Lillian

Great acting! Unless the rapist is known by the victim, all the evidence went down the drain. There is a nationwide rape kit backlog. Would she have felt violated again with questions by the hospital and police department?

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kathy

Great question Lillian! I agree the acting by Lilly ( Janice Ramos was off the charts! The Bay has grown so much over the years! I really enjoy all the locations they film at .Makes my Bay! What a great cast of Soap Veteran actors &newbies whose characters know how to bring the #Bayhem

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Bryan Craig Teases His Role in Upcoming ‘Joker’ Sequel

Former General Hospital star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) has been quite busy these days with his continuing role on Freeform’s Good Trouble and now the biggest tease of all!

Craig took to his Instagram account and posted an intriguing pic, which from all indications mean he has landed a part in the upcoming motion picture Joker sequel Folie à Deux! (“Madness for Two”).

Because details on the upcoming film have been top secret, Craig erased his character’s name on his cast parking sign when he posted the image.

What we do know is that the upcoming Joker sequel will see the return of Joaquin Phoenix in his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck. The cast includes Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, plus Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beets, and Catherine Keener.

The film is due out in 2024.

Looking forward to seeing Bryan in Folie à Deux? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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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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