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Y&R’s Michelle Stafford Delivers Bravura Performance as ‘Phick’ Implodes

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On Wednesday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, although it seemingly came out of nowhere, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) have an argument that brings up old wounds and signifies the end of the couple known as “Phick”… for now.

Nick, who is getting more heated and jealous of Phyllis and Jack’s (Peter Bergman) enduring relationship, feels Phyllis is rubbing her flirtation with Jack in his face. Phyllis fires backs that unless they are having sex or playing video games, Nick does not treat her well and that she wants something more than superficial moments in their relationship.

This all seems to stem from Nick wanting to be there for the Newman Family and Phyllis being at odds with it.  Then, in an emotional outburst, Phyllis says that she has been turning herself inside out to make Nick happy.  However, Nick feels it’s not cool of her to ask him to distance himself from his own family.

Phyllis then unloads on Nick, expressing that this is not her first ‘Newman rodeo’ and she has first-hand experience from where she speaks.  She wants more from Nick, more understanding, while he feels it’s hypocritical of her to take the high road, given her past.

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Then, Phyllis tells Nick she wants him to choose her over his family. She tells him that she thinks he is so miserable over Adam (Mark Grossman) and what’s going on with Victor (Eric Braeden) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) that he doesn’t see things straight, and that their relationship will always suffer because of it.

Phyllis says she can’t do this anymore, and Nick is getting ready to walk out on her, when her cell phone rings, and it’s Jack calling adding fuel to the break-up.

In the scene, Michelle Stafford was on fire, giving us one of the performances that reminds us all why she has always been one of daytime’s best.  You can watch it below.

So, what did you think of the Phick break-up scene? Do you want Phyllis to end up with Jack, or back with Nick? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Congratulations to our Michelle Stafford fans who got the best of Phyllis this week! Though I hate seeing her with Jack who can’t get her out of his system,hope he doesn’t forget he asked for this. He tried to help she and Nick work it out, but Nick was always aware of his presence. Now I expect he will get back with Chelsea, whom I liked him with before she and Adam got back together, but now I don’t know. Can’t believe we had to watch all this fighting and squabbling between Phyllis and Nick, which we all knew was… Read more »

Margherita
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Margherita

I agree 100% Violet. Michelle drives me nuts but she did a great job with Phyllis. I wish Y and R would bring back Ronan, Nina’s other son who Phyllis had immense chemistry with before he left GC.

Su000
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Su000

Michelle will always be Phyllis.. I honestly, at the moment, don’t recall who she portrayed on GH ____________ I hope she will be alone until they bring in an exciting man for her personality to hook up with_________________ If, she goes with Jack he will bring her down to a blah old boring lady as he is an old boring man.________ There is no sexual spark– no nothing just a yawn. I can’t even envision them kissing without gagging.!_____________ Phyllis needs a new man that is an exciting challenge for her and her age. Most all Y&R men are quite… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
Hi, you always make such good points. The thing with Jack and Phyllis is, they’ve been there and done that too many times. Jack is in his sixty’s and they are trying to prolong the agony of him aging. Believe me, nothing works, even he and younger women. Im a Nick fan from way back, I think he’s adorable and Iam very fussy about whom he’s with and Phyllis has never been my first choice. Remember he’s like a grandson to me and Iam very particular.

Delonjo
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Delonjo

The performance is new (is it?) but the story is the same: Phyllis prostrating herself for uncaring Nick.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Did I miss something, or did this pop out of nowhere??

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I thought the same thing. It is hard to rave about an actor’s performance when the writing the poor actor is given is lousy.

Giovanna Saponare
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Giovanna Saponare

EMMY EMMY EMMY.

Drake
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Drake

A life of nookie and video games with Nick. Sign me up! lol.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Me too, Drake. Oh, except for the video games.

Ozette Lee
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Ozette Lee

Like it’s been said…this came out of nowhere but, we knew it was coming. Same story, different day…with these two. New head writer needed ASAP.

Celia
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Celia

Amazing !!!!—-Michelle, once again, owned IT!! I am your forever fan since I was a teen…..you are the best–❤️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree 10,000 percent, Celia. I’m honestly shocked at so many negative posts here. Michelle brought me to tears when she said Nick puts her in a box.. wow, do I know how that feels. She moved me deeply.

Celia
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Celia

The negative responses are usually clinical—-I think we’re all guilty of that, to a point. But, I do agree—-I look at the depth of feelings. And, to your point, to be sensitive to someone else’s pain and emotional feelings, he or she must have experience that same turbulence some time or other…..Having gone through emotional turmoil, sometimes leaves invisible scars. It makes no difference how young or old we are—-I was fifteen—-funny how those feelings make such an impact at such a tender age, but remain within us for a lifetime, albeit I did eventually marry the bad-boy— LOL and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I call them “Internal Bruises.” I explain to people that don’t understand abuse, most will look for a scar, stiches, bruises or a broken arm, all good examples of physical abuse but to be in a relationship where everything is one sided, never good enough, need to lose a couple pounds or when are we going to have sex or else, these are hurtful things many people carry in the inside of them that no one can see and many of us never know about. Be as kind as you can be and ALWAYS communicate with whomever you are in… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I never experienced any of what you so eloquently describe, T—but any person with an open heart, open mind and kindness can see the invisible scars. I was young, pining over a boy a few years older than I. I was invisible to him and thus ignored me because of my age, or so I thought—it hurt my teen heart so much, I remember that year with lucidity. Stupid, kid stuff, but hurtful nonetheless. Any actor or actress who can “stand” there and be able to move an audience, must have had a very painfully difficult experience at one time… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

How is this even a ‘story’?! Has-been Phick has a disagreement and breaks up while has-been Phack burns on the sideline ?! Omg, this show is beyond tired ! Poor Michelle Stafford, she was screeching and crushed like their was some big development or actual plot that helped break Nick and her up but it was just her trying to make the most of Griffiths usual boring garbage. Jack mulls around town woo is me all year, and Josh Morrow is all hot and being wasted on this third attempt at Phick, while Sharon Case is equally wasted on Rey!… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Damien ..
Most all I read notes Y&R is horrible.
The stories are awful. No drama no intrigue no anything, actually.

And yet– it’s the #1 soap..
There is something tragically wrong with that.
Seems there is dirty play with the Y&R ratings IMO..

And Y&R plays the same couple’s characters over and over and over again- a never-ending circle of changing sex paetners, over and over and over again. —

Nobody would want to be reunited with an X after
he/she has had a relationship and Sex and more sex with all their friends and family members over and over again, and again!.. YUCK!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know, Su000. But soaps have always been guilty of this. ATWT did it with Jack & Carly, Lily & Holden, even Lisa & Bob. GL was Reva & Josh, Vanessa & Billy, Roger & Holly… but it just seems like it happens more frequently these days. Maybe that’s just my age. I do feel for Phyllis this time; I think Nick has been overly critical and more than his usual self-righteous. But Phyllis and Jack again? That’ll give me a bad case of Phack. Phyck? Jallis? Whatever.. you get my point.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
I have never been a Phyllis fan so it’s hard to critique her fairly.
I felt that someone decided that Phyllis would be better off back with Jack and that’s when everything went sideways with she and Nick. Jack didn’t make it any easier by letting the couple know of his feelings for Phyllis, still. Every time Nick saw the two of them together, it fueled his jealousy and resentment.Now friends are telling Phyllis that she probably still and always has had residual feelings for Jack and she’s starting to believe it, I think.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

That’s what I am talking about! Much ado about nothing! As much as I loved Jack and Phyllis together many years ago, their time is over. I see him as her confidant.

Timmm
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Timmm

All the actors involved are great BUT its just a retread. And this Nick and Phyliss split came out of nowhere and us fans are not stupid enough to buy the shakeup. It is either the lack of money on hiring or bringing back previous actors to revive Jack, Nick or Phyliss’s love life or just lazy writing. This show and its ratings uses its past reputation to stay number one. NOTHING right now is “Must TV tune in or else!” They ruined Mariah, the NuNoah can act but is bland with no story, too lazy to rehire a Chance… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Timmm–
A new hance has been cast..
I knew that a week 10 days ago..
I saw his picture, a good-looking guy..
and seen all his pics on Instagram..
It’s excruciating to watch Abby crying 24/7
it overkill of FF annoying junk.
He/Chance is Not dead and soon to return.
And he’s going to be messed up in the head..
A good case of PSTD I’d assume.

Su000
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Su000

0ooh and–
If Jack and Phillis are reunited= ISH!
Michelle/Phillis having sex with Jack turns my stomach..

I gag at the thought of them kissing..
He is too old and dull and lifeless to be with fiery Phillis..

A horrible mistake to put them together..
Phyllis needs a younger challenging man, not old blah Jack.

Timmm
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Timmm

Jack is too old and Phyliss is too loud and devious! Jack needs to find someone who is chill. Phyliss needs to sink her teeth into a young buck and ride him! OMG, what about NuNoah! Nick would freak out!

Celia
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Celia

Oh, my gosh, T—–Treading in deep waters there!!
LOL
When Nick and Phyllis were married, Noah was a little boy—-Phyllis took care of him now and again. Can you imagine? Nick would have a fit and a heart attack. But, hey—-wouldn’t be the first time for any soap to spin in that direction.
She will be labeled a Jezebel and shunned—
“Get thee to a nunnery”— LOLOL.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm,
So would I, freak out. Noah’s girlfriend is coming to town, but he also has eyes for Mariah’s partner, whose name scapes me.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, SusieQ—-Never liked Jack. I get it. But, he must have magic fingers—-He did “land” Sally—young enough to be his granddaughter. The storylines su€k—-but, Michelle Stafford, in my eyes, is the Giving Tree over and over, regardless of the asinine stories and mismatched couples. The writers are suddenly making Nick look like a fool. Why separate him and Phyllis? There must be some new character moving to GC. Perhaps Chelsea is destined to be with Nick upon her return? I, too, get grossed out by Jack, the presumed stud, kissing anyone—-just as I almost upchucked when Olivia kissed Robert on… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

C, speaking of giving, Michelle’s Thanksgiving stand-alone show was great! It was custom made for you!

Celia
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Celia

Gee, what a guy, T.—-if you’re talking about Michelle’s heartfelt performance? I thank you.
If you’re referring to her generous heart of giving away hundreds of turkeys to families in need? I thank you, as well.
It does the body and soul good to give.
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!❤️

Timmm
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Timmm

Michelle is the best! One thing she does have in common with her character is a good heart. I want Y&R to cast a new guy, someone at the Hotel who does maintenance. A normal guy who she falls for and takes a lot of heat for dating a “Regular” guy. It would be something different and let her use some of her comedic skills, as well. Meanwhile, as a young man, Mr. Maintenance Guy did blue collar work to put himself through school so he does his work at the Hotel and is secretly sabotaging Red’s business for a… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, absolutely, T. Phyllis deserves someone vibrantly alive as she. TPTB don’t seem to have an optimistic vision for her. Between you and me,, they merely recycle ‘her’ men. Jack is too old and Nick is too stiff. For some reason ye gods persist injecting Jack into the younger crowd—-meanwhile he has a son, Kemo, in his fifties, I think.
I most certainly would love to see a demigod of a maintenance guy for Phyllis—if not Ronan ( Jeff Branson) then a tall hunk with tools. Pardon the pun.
Happy Holidays to you and yours, as well.
Blessings!!❤️

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Figured we’d get a messed up Chance back, if any. Don’t think Devon will like watching him raise HIS son, if they ever turn him into a real baby instead of wrapped up like a loaf of stale bread.

rose
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rose

Timmm and Su000…I never watched Y&R until the cancellations of OLTL and AMC. But Michelle was still there as Phyliss. Wasn’t she married to Jack and Victor messed that up at the time? I think she plays Phyliss better than Nina on GH. And she’s doing a great job in reevaluating her relationship with Nick. But if she could get herself all tangled up in Summer and Sally why can’t she allow the same curtesy to Nick’s feelings toward Victoria and family? And I love the way she looks and dresses. I did like a more strong Jack than how… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Michelle Stafford was born to play Phyliss! I was excited to see her on GH but it was a bust! She just didn’t click with anyone. Cynthia Watros is amazing as Nina and both those women are where they are suppose to be! Carly is going to mess up and really pizz Sonny off and I bet he and Nina find their way back to each other.

Timmm
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Timmm

rose, Michelle has been there through thick and thin and she has touched toes with Victor, Jack, Nick and so on. NOBODY plays Phyliss like Michelle!

Celia
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Celia

Agreed, T. What ye gods should do is get Jeff Branson (Ronan) back. Not only did he and Michelle Stafford sizzle, but they also lit up the screen with their impeccable acting. Those two really connected sensually and had such smooth camaraderie.
Every word, every gesture, every movement was executed with skillful ease—“par excellance!!”
Sharon and whatshisname truly bore the ambiance and atmosphere. Rey is a useless character.
Something else which makes me want to scream the most? That wailing, swaddled doll who never moves and has not grown an ounce since birth. An appointment with the pediatrician is in order.

Timmm
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Timmm

Rey was brought in along with his ex-lover, brother and mother, ect. They are all gone and he should be to. There is nothing for him to do and Sharon will always bebop from Nick to Adam and back to Nick and so on!

Richard
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Richard

Her performance was absolutely outstanding! While the current yandr writing regime is a bore the writing for Michelle was amazing and she delivered. Bravo !

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Michelle Stafford deserves all the accolades she is receiving. I remember when I was a regular Y&R viewer: Stafford gave the most natural (real) performance I have seen on soaps. She made Phyllis so believable. I will take believability over histrionics or woodenness any day…

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

For me, the performance was quite a display of talent. However, it was way out of equilibrium with the script. Still behind in watching but don’t favor Jack with another young woman. What’s wrong with a mature relationship; not necessarily an intimate one?

Harlee
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Harlee

ABSOLUTELY!! Loving me some Phack…keeping my fingers crossed. MS & PB IMO has so much more chemistry together then Phick. Jack understands Phyllis in a way Nick doesn’t having himself been cagey and deceitful and winning at all cost in Jack’s younger days.

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WWE Royal Rumble: Sami Zayn Turns on the Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley to Wrestlemania

The best soap opera storyline going (the WWE’s ‘Bloodline’ internal struggles, betrayals, and alliances), had its long-awaited major development following the conclusion of the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens WWE Universal Championship headliner at this weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV streaming on Peacock.  It provided viewers and fans with one of most dramatic moments ever witnessed in WWE history.

However, before all of that, it was the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble with each of the winner’s getting their shot at at the championship and to headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this coming April.

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As expected, Cody Rhodes, who made his triumphant return after an 8-month layoff from the ring – recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and surgery – beat 29 competitors to win the Men’s Royal Rumble finally eliminating Gunther. For it was Gunther who set a record for being in the ring the longest during a Royal Rumble match. Gunther was entrant #1 of the 30 men vying for the shot at the title.

Also as anticipated, Rhea Ripley, who has been on a hot streak of late as part of the ‘Judgement Day’, punched her ticket to Wrestlemania besting 29 other women. Ripley outlasted Liv Morgan after Morgan got misted in the face by mistake by Asuka and Rhea used that to her advantage to be the last woman remaining in the ring.

But all eyes were on the main event of the night and just what WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns had in store for Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Reigns had told Zayn he had one last test for him to prove his allegiance to the ‘Bloodline’. Problem was: Reigns was wrestling Sami’s best friend, Kevin Owens for the title.  Reigns, came to the ring with only Zayn and special counsel Paul Heyman by his side – the rest of the ‘Bloodline’ were conspicuous by its absence.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens, the rest of the Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa) joined him in the ring for a monumental beat down of Owens including handcuffing him to the ropes.  When Reigns demanded Zayn find a chair, Sami was not pleased.  After locating a chair under the ring, he tossed it to Reigns.  Once in the ring, Zayn protected Owens and told Reigns he did not have to do this. That’s when, Reigns demanded Zayn deliver the chair shot.

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Instead, Zayn hit Reigns in the back with the chair, thus ending his sensational run with the The ‘Bloodline’! What happened next was a sad beat down by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Reigns of Sami.

However, in a surprise twist, Jey Uso, who had originally been skeptical of Zayn’s intentions in the ‘Bloodline’, turned his back on Reigns and the family, and walked out of the ring emotionally upset.

One can only imagine … perhaps Uso and Zayn might team up and it might mean the end of the Usos Tag Team Championship run? Will it be Owens and Zayn teaming up vs. The Bloodline? Zayn vs. Reigns for a title shot?

This story has been executed so well by the WWE that it has captivated audience and made Sami Zayn a beloved fan favorite in the process.

So, what did you think of the collapse of the ‘Bloodline’? Did you think Cody and Rhea would win their respective Royal Rumble’s? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out some of the highlights from the Peacock streaming PPV below.

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

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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Britt Dies, Josslyn Breaks Up with Cameron, Ava Finds Out Esme is Pregnant

Wednesday’s General Hospital featured a heartbreaking death and an emotional break-up.  Although fans knew that Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) was leaving the daytime soap opera, we all thought that she would exit the canvas alive, especially given the set-up of her goodbye/birthday party, and that Britt was leaving those she loved behind to go live out her days with a new identity why she battled Huntington’s Disease.

However, the surprise was on us.  When Britt returned to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother Liesl (Kathleen Gati), she collapses. Eventually, Britt starts coughing up blood and Liesl finally realizes she needs to call 911.  But, it’s all too late.  Britt tells Liesl she won’t make it to the hospital as she was poisoned by ‘The Hook’.  As she draws her last breaths, Britt asks her mother to hold her.   The scenes featured touching performances by Kathleen Gati and Kelly Thiebaud.

Later, Liesl is alone at the hospital and Scott (Kin Shriner) joins her, and that is when Scott learns Britt dies.  He phones Nina.  Meanwhile, Liesl says one final emotional goodbye to Britt.

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In another tearjerker. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) realizes she has to break up with Cam (William Lipton) tonight, especially after having sex with Dex (Evan Hofer).  She says it was wrong of her to give into her feelings for Dex, without breaking up with Cam, first.  Joss heads to Kelly’s with Dex outside for protection from ‘The Hook’.  Inside, an emotional Joss tells Cam things have changed between them, and that they can’t go back to how they were.  She apologizes to a gut-punched Cam but she’s not in love with him anymore.  Cam tells her they cannot go back to being friends.  Eden McCoy and William Lipton were excellent in these break-up scenes.

At GH, Esme (Avery Pohl) apparently has some form of amnesia from her hypothermia and can’t remember her name, that she was pregnant or where she was.  Is it another trick … or did Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) just get off scot-free for their roles in kidnapping her?

When Ava (Maura West) arrives at GH and learns that Esme is pregnant, Nikolas approaches her so they can have a word in private.  Then, in front of Laura (Genie Francis), Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and more, Ava asks Nikolas if he is Esme’s baby daddy, to which he replies, “Yes”.    Then, as only Ava can do, she hauls of and slaps him as his mother looks on in horror over the entire situation!

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So, were you shocked that GH decided to kill off Dr. Britt Westbourne? What did you think of the break-up scenes between Josslyn and Cameron? Now that Ava knows Esme is pregnant with Nikolas’ child, what do you hope she does next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section, but first, check out Josslyn trying to let Cameron down easy that only backfires on her in the clip from today’s GH below.

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