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SB: Eden's Rape 1988; Marcy Walker Gives Exquisite Performance
Topic Started: Apr 20 2008, 08:18 PM (1,216 Views)
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Always the Panic Spreader

One of the most controversial storylines to play out on a soap, Santa Barbara went to the extremes when Eden was attacked in 1988. NBC did not want this to air when the writers went to them w/ their proposal on how to handle the storyline, but it aired regardless, and it gave the critical acclaim. Marcy Walker, who was pregnant filming these scenes, won the Daytime Emmy award for this outstanding performance, and A Martinez received an Emmy nomination.

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I remember these scenes when they first aired and they were unbelieveably stark and graphic at the time (and still so today, IMO). There was much written about the storyline in the press at the time -- especially when the show used a fictious talk-show to discuss Eden's rape and the rape-turned-romance of two characters on a fictious soap opera. Much was written about that not-so-subtle jab at GH at the time, too!
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The Royal Stoner

Marcy Walker absolutely rocked this storyline and deserved every bit of the Emmy that she won for her performance. I remember watching these as a kid and it was so graphic and ultimately traumatizing. JFP really made the scenes brutal & violent in such an uncompromising way. They still make me cringe.
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This scared me when I saw it originally. It is the one and only time when I was a tween that I saw something on television that actually lived up to the warning label.
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