Performer of the Week: Susan Lucci

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UPDATE: Found a clip of Susan Lucci. Check it out after the jump starting at 2.13 in the clip. It is worth the watch.

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It has been so long since I've been able to say anything remotely positive about All My Children that a scene on today's episode was like having water poured on a wilting plant in the middle of the desert.

Susan Lucci did an outstanding job as the pressure of life, children and lack of love bore down on her and made her explode in a tirade or tears where she told Ryan she was tired of worrying about everyone else and wanted to get back to doing what she did best, making everything about her. The dialogue was great, Lucci's delivery was spot on and for the first time in years I can actually say something positive about Cameron Mathison's Ryan Lavery. His expression as Erica had the melt down and then, as she started to cry, he took her in his arms and hugged her comfortingly, were comical, sad and refreshing.

Susan Lucci's performance today is definitely my pick for Performer of the Week and as soon as I find a clip of it on You Tube I'll update this post.

Who is your Performer of the Week?