May was another strong month for soap opera fans! We had strong, emotional performances from The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton and General Hospital’s Kelly Thiebaud. However, when we sat down to choose our Star of the Month we had one standout: The Young and the Restless’ Melissa Claire Egan!
Chelsea, Queen of cons, has a long history of deceit but her latest plan is a doozy! While pretending to still be suffering side effects from her stroke, she plotted to take down Adam by framing him for poisoning Rey. When her plan seemed to be quickly going down the drain after Victor confronted her about her crimes, she was forced to go to plan B. Chelsea drew on her fantastic acting skills to fake a mental breakdown in response to an alleged affair between Adam and Sharon. She revealed that she had been the one to poison Rey after being driven mad by Adam’s actions.
Melissa Claire Egan put on the performance of a lifetime as Chelsea pleaded with Rey and Michael about the breakdown and the desperate measures she had taken. Heck, she almost had us believing her and we knew it wasn’t true! Egan brings a passion and believability to her work that lends itself to beautiful material… even if her character is doing some pretty shady things. Bravo, MCE!