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22 October 27th, 2012 General Hospital’s Laura Wright Named Power Performance Of The Week!

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This past week on General Hospital saw many gripping and heartbreaking moments as friends, families, and even some enemies, grappled with the news that Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) was shot and lost in the deep waters of Port Charles!  While the body was never recovered, for all intent and purposes, to most of the citizens of the town, he is believed to be dead.

However, the performance that to us stood out among all the rest was that of Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos Jacks, who tries to come to grips that her best friend, protector, and confidante, Jason, is gone!  In a stunning scene with Maurice Benard (Sonny), Carly is told by her ex that Jason has been shot and that he is gone.   At first her reaction is denial, then to lash out at Sonny who reveals he needs to go see Trey to try and get Kate/Connie committed. Carly angrily replies, “You have spent all of thirty minutes mourning the guy who dedicated his life to you!”  Ouch, that hit Sonny where it hurts.  Later in the scene, Carly realizes she is not being fair to Sonny and the two of them share a heartfelt sad moment grieving the loss of their dear friend.  Wright’s scenes continued on with remembering how Jason raised Michael as a child to a listening Todd Manning (Roger Howarth), and later in heart-tugging scenes talking to her son, Michael (Chad Duell) about the man that was so instrumental in their lives.

Once again, Laura Wright proves why she is one of the top actresses of the genre, who demonstrated through these scenes that she is adept and delivering raw, realistic, vulnerable and strong emotions, and just like Carly, made all of us at home mourn the loss of Jason! That is why On-Air On-Soaps is naming Laura Wright – The Power Performance of the Week!

After the jump, watch the key powerful scenes and let us know what you thought of Daytime Emmy winner Wright’s performance!  Could these scenes be her Emmy reel for next year?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Sal Piscioneri says:

    she is a gem……..I have watched her since first seeing her on “Loving” as Ali……….

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  2. Adrian Rennie says:

    Laura Wright rocked those scenes!!

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  3. BOnnie says:

    totally agree, brought me to tears!

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  4. Elhu says:

    I totally agree. Laura Wright (as Carly) did an incredible job of showing disbelief and then intense pain over the loss of her dearest friend, Jason. She certainly had me crying, her raw emotion is matched by none, and I do believe she can use these scenes to garner her an emmy nod for sure!!!! Kudos Laura Wright on a job VERY WELL DONE!!!!!

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  5. SHERI says:

    I am sorry i don’t agree with this. I saw Ms Wrights performance and while outstanding(and it most likely will be her Emmy reel) i felt the performance of Florencia Lozano who plays Tea Delgado on General Hospital was sensational!. She was riveting in the scenes with Roger Howarth in the police interrogation room when she asked him about the baby swap. She delivered a calm riveting tour DE force performance that i find sensational. She made me feel her pain at the loss of a child she thought was hers for four months and the anger and disappointment in her ex husband Todd Manning. She brought chills up my spine when at the end she says to Todd “If you did do this and i think given the opportunity you would do this for me the MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL” Ms Lozano brought it home. I have never been much of a fan but with this performance she had me hooked. I thought it was a much much better performance then Ms Wrights. While i felt carlys pain at loosing Jason i could not feel much else or feel any sympathy because of who the subject matter was Jason a hitman for the mob. With Tea it was about a baby that she lost and one that was given to her that she thought was hers but was not. That was more relevant and had more meaning for me as a parent then crying over the loss of a Mob Hitman. Also relevant in Ms Lozanos scene was the reaction of Todd kneeling down near the chair tears coming to his eyes as she spoke those word MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL Todd closed his eyes and moaned in pain slightly. What a performance all around for ME the performance of the week and performers of the week are Florencia Lozano and Roger Howarth. Sorry i totally disagree on your pick.

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    Kevin replied

    Both ladies did well. But each had their scenes during two different weeks. They were not, therefore, in “competition” for the the title “The Power Performance of the Week.”

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    Tina replied

    I agree with everything you said about Florencia Lozano performance in those scenes at the PCPD with Roger Howarth. I will even go a step farther and mention her performance in the hospital when she saw the baby was alright , and tried to approach her son(Sam’s Baby) and didn’t know why she couldn’t get her baby and leave. The scenes when she asked to say goodbye to the baby broke my heart. That was Power Acting to me and Poweful Performances. Florencia is such a Great Actress. She brings it everytime. Laura Wright is a good actress i’m just not a fan of the character/Carly that she plays.

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    Terri replied

    I agree I thought Tea was great I hope she comes back to GH I DO miss my OLTL family!

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  6. rebecca says:

    I agree. Laura Wriight is a fabulous actress and brings Carly to life. However…I actually agreed with her character’s initial reaction to Sonny…I expected much more devastation from him…he mourned Robin more than Jason. To segue from telling her about Jason and then switching gears to Kate/Connie seemed a bit emotionally removed. But I digress! ;) Yay…Laura! Great performance!

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  7. Rodd says:

    Love her!

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  8. Troy Turner says:

    While I only follow Laura via Twitter, I get the impression that Carly is Laura with the volume turned up. What say you, Michael…

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  9. Jesse says:

    If anyone other than Laura Wright played Carly, I would LOATHE the character. She is a vindictive, shrewish , mob lovin, hateful hypocritical, character. But Laura Wright is such a luminous genuine performer she somehow transcends all of Carly’s quirks. At some point , this show is coing ti HAVE to show some growth in this caractère. But really do they? Susan Lucci played the same self.involved teenager well into her 60′s. People grow and learn and change…in life…and if they don’t.on soaps…why would we want to watch the same.crap for 40 years??

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  10. Trisha says:

    Love Laura Wright. She always, always puts everything into her scenes and it shows, no matter what part she is playing, even bystander,she’s always totally into that moment. Which makes me ask why she has been seemingly demoted from lead to supporting, with no real story of her own. She deserves so much more and her latest is an example of why she can do wonders if given the opportunity and the proper writing. She’s being wasted, IMO. She should be in more scenes with MB because they are gold together, something the new regime seems to want to dismiss, for some reason.

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  11. heidi says:

    She is awesome! Those scenes were great! Anytime she is with Jason or talking about hime she is great! Carly and Laura are my one of my GH favorites. As was Jason and Steve, and Spinelli and Bradford and Maxie and Kirsten. I am sooooo missing Jason/Steve.

    I am starting to think Carly and Todd could be a great couple. I am and was a CarJax fan and was hoping they would find their way back together… but Carly and Todd could be a phenomenal couple if written correctly. They are both very talented and could knock it out of the park. They need to continue to take it slowly and creep up to it. I’d like to see each them make each other better people in the process. It’s fun to see Todd’s caring side with Carly and not just with Starr.

    I whole heartedly agree with the power performance designation and want Laura to have many more opportunities to have more of them!

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  12. MBmomof3 says:

    Think they’ve all been knocking it out of the park. I’m sure Steve Burton’s Jason will be missed. I’m glad they left his death unresolved. Hope he returns after some time away from the role.

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  13. Gazoo987 says:

    Can you say Emmy reel!!!!!!!

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  14. Jen says:

    I loved her performance! She is a terrific actress and she seems like a such a nice person in real life as well.

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  15. Andrea says:

    Daytime is fortunate to still have her! LW is marvelous!

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  16. Terri says:

    Loving GH but I sure miss my OLTL family so gladsome of them have come to GH! Watched AMC,OLTL and GH ever since I was a young girl and I’m 55 now! Funny I don’t seem to miss AMC but I DO miss OLTL but I was GH everyday too. I still get SoapNet on my DirecTv so I tape 3 yr old OLTL episodes.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    OMG! Me too. I thought I was the only one taping classic OLTL on SOAPnet. I watched all ABC soaps but don’t miss AMC. It really went downhill its last few years on air. All part of ABC’s plan to destroy their soaps. Guess they underestimated OLTL & GH.

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  17. Bill Wilson says:

    Don’t overlook Leslie Charleson. Her scenes with Michael were extremely powerful. Proves once again what a terrific dynamic she brings to the canvas. Wish TPTB would use her more.

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    Tina replied

    I agree with you I would love to see more of Monica on screen instead of Starr, Kristina, Todd, John, Luke, Sam, and Kate/Connie. Leslie Charleson can carry a major story and it’s time we see it from the producers, and writers of this show. Stop having her onscreen twice a month, other shows respect their veteran stars and they or front and center with stories. Leslie has been a forgotten star on this show to long.

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