If Friday’s episode of General Hospital did not contain an Emmy-worthy performance by Laura Wright (Carly), then we don’t know what is one!
In a tour de force, and an emotionally compelling performance, Wright’s Carly does her best to try to tell Jake (Billy Miller) that armed with DNA proof, the facial reconnection software rendered graphics, his actions, the connections between those he has built in Port Charles and more, that it all confirms that he is indeed her best friend, Jason!
At first, Jake refuses to believe that he could be Jason. He does not feel anything or any connection to this person, who Carly grieved for and missed for so long. As the episode played out, Carly continued to try to reach through to Jason. She told him she can be just as stubborn as he is, and is going to make him realize who he is, but he is just scared to admit the truth that is right in front of him.
Moment after moment, the tears, happiness, angst and frustration were played brilliantly by Wright, of course opposite the ever-talented Billy Miller. Carly tells Jason that he cannot marry Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst). He is already married to Sam (Kelly Monaco).
As everyone else is gathered at the church, no one knows where Carly and Jason are. In the final moment, as Elizabeth is at the altar telling the attendees Jake is on his way, in walks a glum Jake accompanied by Carly! Fade to black. We have to wait till Monday for the fallout of this long-awaited bombshell.
In another great scene in the episode, Rebecca Herbst and Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) also shared a complex emotional moment as Liz and Nikolas rationalize how they went about ensuring that Liz finds happiness with Jason, the man she could never have all to herself, previously. Even though the two have conspired to conceal Jason’s identity from ever coming out, there was a humanity to the scene, especially when they mentioned Nikolas’ late wife and Liz’s best friend, Emily Quartermaine!
Now, watch Laura Wright in action as she tries to convince Jake he is Jason below. Then weigh-in: what did you think of Laura Wright’s performance? Did you reach for the hankies? What do you think will happen when Jake AKA Jason steps into the church? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!