Whoever tells you that soap opera actors aren’t some of the best in the business, you need to look no further than Monday’s performances by two veterans who once again showed us why they are always, always at the top of their game!
On General Hospital, it was Jane Elliot, who in moments with her favorite scene partner, Anthony Geary (Luke) showed us the emotional center of tough-as- nails Tracy Quartermaine, when she revealed to Luke in a confrontation on their on-again off-again relationship: “I want more than that. I want a soul mate! What you and Laura had … God knows how .. I never had that. Clearly, you find that surprising by my demeanor, but yes. I want… I dream… what every single woman dreams of … true love. And guess what? I am not going to give up on that dream, until my last dying breath. So don’t you dare come in here and feed me scraps. I am sick to death of making a meal out of crumbs!”
Elliot played each word and each beat to the fullest. Kudos to the writing team for this scene and giving Elliot another opportunity to display why she deserves a Daytime Emmy, even though she does not choose to participate in the proceedings.
Over at The Young and the Restless, Christian LeBlanc, broke our hearts in key scenes with his on-screen partner, Tracey E. Bregman as Lauren tries to make the moves on Michael and show him affection, love, and desire after she has all but destroyed their marriage by sleeping with Carmine (Marco Dapper)! LeBlanc playing disgust, pain, sadness, humiliation all in those moments was amazing to watch. And how could you not feel for Michael Baldwin, who feel so betrayed by the woman he loves who chose to run in to the arms of much younger man? We can’t wait to see what happen next, just for the sure joy to watch LeBlanc have an opportunity to show his acting chops in full force!
So, what did you think of the Power Performances that started off this week’s soap viewing of Jane Elliot and Christian LeBlanc? Let us know your opinion!