Congrats to Donnell Turner (Curtis, General Hospital) who was selected as the performer of the week. Read here...
Performer of the Week
If anyone had ever told me that an actor whose character was unconscious all week would ever be a Performer of the Week contender, I would have laughed or given them a side eye, but I would have been wrong, and this week Donnell Turner, who plays Curtis Ashford on General Hospital, proved that. Yes, Curtis was shot in the back and spent most of the week in surgery; however, he had an amazing out-of-body kind of thing when he flatlined in the OR, and those are the scenes that clinched it for him.
Not that he didn't play a great unconscious guy too, because he did. His eyelids weren't fluttering or anything, and not every actor can pull that off. But where Turner really shined was in the heavenly park with his long-deceased (and never before seen onscreen) mother, Irene (Cheryl Francis Harrington). The depth of emotion he played in those scenes brought tears to my eyes during every segment, and the fact that the two actors had never worked together before made it even more amazing.
Donnell made you feel the deep connection Curtis feels towards his mother and how profoundly her loss actually affected him and his life. In their final moments, when Curtis had to make the choice to stay with his mother or go back to his family, his anguish over saying goodbye was devastatingly clear, and Turner's tears and cracked voice in those moments were phenomenal acting and so very relatable to anyone who had lost a parent. Donnell Turner of General Hospital is our Performer of the Week. Congratulations, and thank you for the good cry!
Days of Our Lives
Paulina's family supported her when she needed it most. Abe hallucinated after being drugged by Whitley. Steve confronted Whitley with some questions and she sent him in Jerry's direction. Jerry told Lani the truth and she later found Abe. Wendy chose Tripp. Marlena tried talking to Kristen who bargained to get custody of Rachel. Shawn was suspended for drinking on the job. The actor mayor fired Rafe.
Sasha unaware that she was being drugged found herself in a bad place when she was arrested for shoplifting. Luckily, Maxie came to her rescue. Selina Wu reminded Cody that she is not to play with. Curtis experienced the afterlife and made his decision to return to his family. Sam learned some intriguing information from Mac. Lucy and Felicia traveled to Pine Valley and met with Jackson Montgomery. Anna pointed out some truths to Martin. Brook Lynn revealed to Chase what Tracy has been holding over her head. Molly and Kristina got into it about her suggesting to be a surrogate.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Hope and Thomas did round after round. Stefyf told Finn she doesn't want to experience life without him. Carter and Ridge checked out some designs. Wyatt tried talking Liam out of a divorce and so did RJ. Taylor said she would not allow Hope nor any of the Logans to mess with Thomas' progress. Brooke found Hope and Thomas in bed and demanded that they end this affair.
The Young and the Restless
Billy suggested to Diane that she resign. Nikki talked with Jack. Tucker met with Phyllis and she later turned herself in. Sharon suggested to Adam that they merge companies. Nick decided to take Victor up on his offer. Abby and Devon moved out of the penthouse as Lily moved in. Nate paid her a visit to celebrate but things got sour quickly.
Congrats to Brook Kerr (Portia, GH), Tabyana Ali (Trina, GH), Victoria Grace (Wendy, DAYS), Cheryl Francis Harrington (Irene, GH) and Steve Burton (Harris, DAYS) who were chosen as the honorary performers of the week. They were all superb in their scenes this past week!
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