This week on ABC’s General Hospital, viewers were reintroduced to talented young actress, Chloe Lanier, in her new role as Nelle.
If she looked familiar that is because Chloe was a stand-out in the Daytime Emmy Award-winning 52nd anniversary episode of the soap, in which she played a young Patricia Spencer opposite Laura Wright (Lena), Tony Geary (Luke and Tim Spencer), and Joey Luthman (Young Luke). As Nelle, viewers first met the curious young woman as she showed up at Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) saying she believes she may be the mysterious donor of Josslyn’s (Eden McCoy) kidney and found out about the search through Crimson.
Michael (Chad Duell) is also there, who shuttles Nelle outside. It is evident that there is potential romantic chemistry going on between these two characters. When Nelle has her moment to explain why she thinks she may be Josslyn’s donor to a naysaying Jax (Ingo Rademacher) and Sonny, and a more open-minded Carly, she explains how her parents took her somewhere for an operation that she didn’t need. She realized that later that operation made it easier for her to get sick very quickly. Nelle also exposed her scar to Michael, Sonny, Carly, and Jax.
Nelle, who lives in Atlanta and is looking forward to teaching kindergarten come the fall, tells the group that she realized her parents’ money problems disappeared after her operation. They have since died leaving her with absolutely no way to prove it and no answers. She tells Carly that she hopes knowing that good can come out of something bad will give her closure. After having another private conversation outside, Jax wants to pay the girl off to return to Altanta, leaving Carly and Sonny perplexed. They all decide she needs to take a DNA test to prove she is the donor, or not. Nelle is amenable to taking the test and was waiting with Carly for the test results at the hospital. In addition, Josslyn has met Nelle, not knowing who she is or why she is in town, and thinking she is a nice girl for Michael!
Already, Chloe Lanier illustrated a depth in her performance and a multi-layered character that should be interesting as the weeks and months ahead unfold for the character and her story.
But, what were your first impressions of Nelle …. and what did you think of Lanier’s performances? Would you be on board for a Michael/Nelle romance? Share your thougths in the comment section below!