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Whether you are Team Nina or Team Carly (and here at Soap Opera News, we are huge fans of both!) there’s no denying that Cynthia Watros (Nina) and Laura Wright (Carly) are powerhouse performers and they dominated their scenes (as always) this past month on “General Hospital”.
Wright has crying down to an art form and she had to shed many tears as Carly this month: [continued] grief over Jason, grief over Liam (Brando and Sasha’s baby), and those incredible court room scenes where Carly learns the truth about Sonny and Nina’s relationship followed by her confronting Sonny about his feelings. This was the moment fans have been waiting for and Wright rose to the occasion as always. Fans were on the edge of their seats when the court room scenes played out. Fans were able to feel Carly’s wrath through Wright’s brilliant acting choices such as her clenched jaw and her intense glares at Sonny and Nina (honestly if looks could kill, Nina would be in trouble!). Carly’s world as she knows it has been flipped upside down: she lost Jason after falling in love with him again and now found out that her husband is possibly still in love with the woman who she feels has wrecked her family. That sense of heart break and betrayal were felt through Wright’s performances when she confronted Sonny outside the courthouse. When Carly asks Sonny if he still has feelings for Nina and he dodges Carly’s questions; Wright’s look of distraught along with her sound of heartbreak in her voice resonated with fans.
Watros had just as heavy material and she knocked her scenes out of the park. Nina was at the hospital to support Sasha and Brando and fans could feel Nina’s heart break for their loss over baby Liam through Watros’ brilliant performance. Watros shines with Maurice Benard (Sonny) in every scene they share. The chapel scenes where Nina tells Sonny that their love was the purest love she’s ever had; Watros shed even more light on just how real their relationship to Nina is and just how desperately she wants to hang onto it where fans can feel empathy for Nina. This is further emphasized when Nina pleads with Willow to not tell anyone what she overheard. In the courtroom scenes, Nina tries to stop Scott from questioning Willow and when she fails to do so, fans can see Nina feeling like her world is crumbling down as the truth is revealed through Watros’ spot on facial expressions. While Nina is sorry for hurting Sonny and his family, Nina fans rejoiced when Nina was unapologetic toward Willow for choosing to expose the truth on the stand. Watros’ line delivery in telling Willow that since she didn’t get down in the mud with the rest of them by telling the truth was so spot on. Watros shows Nina’s softer, more vulnerable side whenever she runs into Sonny. Watros blends Nina’s complex emotions of love and guilt perfectly even when she has no dialogue; it shows in just how Nina looks at Sonny.
Fans can’t wait to see what happens next in their storylines (we can just imagine what a Carly and Nina run in would result in!).
**Honorable mention goes to Maurice Benard for being a phenomenal leading man to both of his leading ladies.
(Article written by Adriana Grecco.)