Michael and Nelle’s twisted storyline is about to erupt dramatically, and Chad Duell promises General Hospital viewers are in for an intense and stunning payoff.
The fate of the couple and their unborn child’s future reached a fever pitch on the show’s Friday cliffhanger, when their car swerved off the road. Will they survive? Will their baby? And then there’s the matter of the other car involved in Michael and Nelle’s crash, which belongs to another Port Charles citizen. But who?
“There is a kind of a surprise that happens,” teases Duell. “Something happens, and Michael gets stuck in a very very bad situation. It’s very emotional stuff. There’s a lot coming up.”
It all leads to the end of the road for Port Charles’ master manipulator Nelle, ushering in actress Chloe Lanier’s exit from the soap. Duell notes that he’s already taped his final scenes with Lanier. How does he think fans will react to them?
“I think they’re going to like the outcome, that they’re going to be happy with it,” he says. “I was happy with it. Michael is happy with it. I can say that.”
As for the last two years Duell’s shared the screen with Lanier as his leading lady, he says, “It was good working with her. She’s very talented. At the same time, I’m sure we’ll be in the same circles. As far as not working with her anymore, it’s unfortunate, but we’ll still be in each other’s lives.”
Duell also notes that Lanier’s departure “is open ended. She can come back.” So the Corinthos clan could be for an encore of Nelle horror theater should the actress opt to return to the soap at some point.
In the interim, Duell is looking forward to what’s next; particularly how Michael’s experience with Nelle …continue reading on the next page —>