Performer of the Week: General Hospital's Maura West!

Maura West (Ava, GH) was phenomenal to say the least and Soap Opera News crowned her the performer of the week. Read more here--->>>

It's the last month of December.  We only have three weeks until Christmas! Isn't that crazy?!

Last week all four soaps gave us something to "buzz" about (some good some bad lol). In addition, we had a wedding, a death, a first kiss, some much-anticipated returns and a departure. Let's get to it.

Y&R kicked their week off with Victoria channeling her inner TGVN. Poor Tessa didn't stand a chance when Victoria deigned to visit her one room apartment and put the fear of "Victoria" in her. Victoria ripped open that teddy bear and turned the tables on Tessa so fast and let her know in no uncertain terms did she want to cross her again. The murder club members still can't breathe a sigh of relief just yet because they still don't know who moved TJ's body (Tessa denied it and Victoria believed her). There were some anvils dropped hinting it was Victor. Time will tell if it was or if Y&R has another twist for us.

At the beginning of the week Sharon's face was cracked when she realized Nick's new digs was actually a Phick love nest. Yet by the end of the week Philly were locked in some longing looks and sexual tension. To be honest, we have no idea where the writers are headed with this quad. We will just wait and see.

Lola dropped the "virgin" bomb on Kyle. Summer accepted grandpa Victor's job offer for an Executive Position at Newman Enterprises in the Real Estate Division in Dubai. So, Summer and Hunter King exited Genoa City once again. Anastasia "Ana" Hamilton, all grown up, (this time played by Loren Lott) returned to Genoa City at the request of an off-screen Neil to keep a close eye on a downward spiraling Devon (the downward spiral happened off-screen as well). Just calling it like we see it.

Hunter Tylo and Taylor are back in Los Angeles. We likey. The Who Shot Bill storyline was front and center. There were some great scenes and confrontations; Taylor vs Bill, Steffy vs. Brooke, Taylor vs Hope, Liam vs. Taylor and Taylor vs Brooke. You know who was missing right? Man, Stephanie Forrester. It's times, especially like this week, when we miss her even more. 

Now we do try to be unbiased but we still have to call it like we see it. We had to give Brooke a little side eye when she stepped to Steffy and told her that once Hope had her daughter that Steffy's little bundle would have to step aside. She said it in some many words. But what made us really chuckle was Brooke's conversation with Hope where she acted as if there was no reasonable reason why Taylor hated her so much. Good ones Brooke.

Hunter was great as more than a slightly off kilter Taylor went in on Hope. Taylor told Hope she was just like her momma. And Taylor was not going to stand by why Hope ruined Steffy's family like Brooke had ruined hers. Lurking Liam overhead it. It shook him to the point of spilling the beans to Hope that Taylor was the one who shot Bill. Then you know it wasn't long before Hope was spilling it all to Brooke....oh boy.  Things are heating up on the coast!

Days set up some interesting alliances and partnerships. Hope/Ted, Kate/Roman/Kayla and Stefano/Ben. Tripp broke up with Ciara after she confronted him about him being the one to have planted the can in the cabin. It's sounds even weirder typing it lol. Tripp broke up with Ciara after she busted him. Only in soapland.

Without question the two most anticipated events in Salem last week was #cin's first kiss and Kate Mansi returning to the role of Abby. The acting and dialogue for the episode's first kiss arc was soap magic. And Kate returned to set as a mad at the world Abby and the world better watch out! Kate, not that there was any doubt, hit it out the park when Abby confronted Chad about taking her away from her children.

But little did we know who would make one of the biggest splashes this week and he is our Honorable Mention Performer of the Week, Greg Rikaart! My goodness Greg ain't came back to play! He showed out this week! He was spectacular. A snarky wicked Leo was so fun to watch as he taunted and blew up Wilson's happy reunion. He infused such an energy in the Wilson storyline and we are here for it!

Port Charles continued to celebrate Thanksgiving. A heartbroken yet determined Joss convinced Oscar to participate in the experimental clinical trial that could save his life.  Peter and Maxie almost kiss. There was another Jasam almost. Julian and Alexis shared some nice moments over leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin cheesecake. Anna and Finn made "Britt-a" sick to try and lure Dr. O out of hiding. Finn got a text from Hayden.

Curtis and Jordan got married with Aunt Stella's blessing and presence. We do want to applaud General Hospital, in these budget constraining soap times, for having a "big wedding".  And for having a wedding for a couple of color which doesn't happen often enough, so kudos General Hospital.  

Unfortunately, the couple's wedding night was "interrupted".  The newly married couple found a murdered Kiki in the bed of their honeymoon suite at the Haunted Star. While "Jortis" didn't get a chance to consummate their nuptials, Ryan and Ava was getting it in for them. Question. What do you call it when a person kills someone then goes and has sex with their victim's mommy? We don't know what you call it. But we call it soapy. Yes, it was sick and twisted but soapy. It's only fiction.

We said good-bye to Kiki Jerome (sniff sniff) and Hayley Erin last week. A special shout out and thank you to Hayley Erin. We wish her nothing but the best.

It's no surprise who our Performer of the Week was; Maura West!! What can you say that hasn't been said? Can you even find words to do her justice? Hint; there are none. Merriam-Webster hasn't created them yet. She is the Meryl Streep of daytime. Or is Meryl the Maura West of film?

We are so fortunate to witness the greatness of this actor at the top of her game and the game.

M-A-U-R-A W-E-S-T.   That.Is.All.  That.Is.Everything.

Who did you enjoy this week?


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Soap Opera News: Performer of the Week: General Hospital's Maura West!
Performer of the Week: General Hospital's Maura West!
Maura West (Ava, GH) was phenomenal to say the least and Soap Opera News crowned her the performer of the week. Read more here--->>>
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