The third installment of Gregori J. Martin’s, The Bay was released late this week.
While the drama continued for Sara (Mary Beth Evans) Garrett in the big house, upon getting a visit from ace reporter Nathan Perkins (in a solid performance by Scott Bailey), later she gets gut-punched by one of the inmates, who is not too happy with her presence. Not a good day for the leading heroine of the online soap.
However, it is the last few minutes of the episode in a scene featuring former General Hospital favorite Lilly Melgar (Ex-Lily Rivera) that pulls in the audience. Melgar’s Janice Ramos had been brutally raped at the end of last season of The Bay.
In the beginning of the new season, we see Janice bloodied, injured, dress torn, and completely undone. Now, haunted by memories of the her attacker, Chase Walker (Brian Gaskill) Janice goes down a dark path! First, we see her grabbing and downing tiny bottles of booze to numb the pain! Not good, considering her penchant for drinking in the past. Next, we see her getting into the shower trying to wash away the rape … bloody, emotional, and crying, Janice is alone and is living a woman’s worst nightmare. Melgar delivered in these moments a raw emotional turn that stood out within the episode.
Watch Melgar’s performance, and the rest of episode 3 of The Bay after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of the harrowing moments for Janice Ramos as played by Lilly M.?