Pinson (Eve, Port Charles)
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of the Week of June 29
(Soap Opera Weekly 1998)
Eve Frantically tried to free Serena from her burning car during
the opening moments of the June 29 Port Charles episode, Julie Pinson
displayed a precise understanding of her character and her predicament
that she sustained for the entire week. Eve is the closest thing
to a vixen o nthe PC canvas, and the recent revelation that she
was a prostitute before she became a doctor seemed to make that
label a bit more appropriate. But looking at Eve only on that level
would do a great disservice to both the actress and the character.
Pinson's performance proved there is much more to Eve---and to Pinson's
shone during so many moments. She tempered Eve's hysteris as she
struggled to save Serena with a parental maturity that was startling
because we hadn't seen that side of Eve before. her attempt to explain
to Scott what had happened was slow and deliverate. Eve told the
story moment by moment, not wanting to leave out anything. Pinson's
perfomance was just as precise, showing that she wanted to do full
justice to this pivotal monoglogue.
Scott banished Eve from going anywhere near him or Serena, Pinson's
behavior reflected the demeanor of a punished child begging for
a second chance. When Kevin hugged Eve, the relief that her face
registered was a cathartic for the audience as Kevin's gesture mus
have been for her.
shone most brightly when Eve sat with Serena, trying to explain
what had happened to the comatose child. Eve was desperate for her
relationship with the little girl to remain the same, and for the
tragedy she had been a part of to have a happy ending. Our hearts
broke for Eve. Thanks to Pinson's performance, the character became
less the vixen and more the tragic heroine.