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Performer of the Month - April 2023 - Results

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Below you will find the Top 3 finishers for each side listed out in placement order. All of these graphics will be available on my Twitter account as well as the official SpoilerTV Twitter and Instagram accounts. We are happy for you to share them, but please share them from one of these official sources to ensure you are sharing the best quality version of these graphics. For the highest quality, please click on the slides to enlarge them.

STAFF RESULTS


Staff side voting this month went back and forth between two performers, with Steven Yuen (Danny Cho) from Beef edging ahead in the final hours to take the top spot from Yellowjacket Simone Kessell (Lottie Matthews); Patrick John Flueger (Adam Ruzek) of Chicago PD took the third slot. &

Steven Yuen is SpoilerTV's April Staff Choice Performer of the Month.




READER RESULTS

On the Reader's Side, Magnum, P.I. stars Perdita Weeks (Juliet Higgins) and Jay Hernandez took an early lead and never looked back. Eventually, Weeks pulled ahead to take the win with Hernandez coming in second. As he did on the staff side Patrick John Flueger of Chicago PD took the third slot.

The key to Juliet Higgins’ behavior in this entire episode rests with the nightmare that she has at the beginning. Seeing Thomas die in front of her just as he was proposing, leaving blood on her hands, has the character appear slightly off-kilter the entire episode. While her screen time in this episode is not significant, Perdita Weeks shines in showing more depth of her character and displaying more of her vulnerability. Thankfully this week’s director, her co-star Jay Hernandez, wisely trusted her enough to give her free reign in several key scenes. After being a bit more cross and terse with Thomas, hiding her concern about the mercenaries that are after Thomas and his friends, she meets with a new client, a young woman reeling over the supposed suicide of her fiancĂ©. There are just subtle moments, pauses in her questions, and facial expressions during this scene where you see Weeks’

Higgins strongly connecting to the story of the young woman and her fiancĂ©’s relationship that closely mirrors her relationship with Magnum. Her next powerful moments come when Higgins’s undercover role as a psychiatrist in the psychiatric hospital is blown. Weeks does well carrying the demeanor of a medical professional. Having her go undercover as a doctor and not a patient is a nice twist on this oft-used storyline, though it was a bit trite to have her use a pair of glasses to indicate professionalism and intelligence as part of her disguise. Where that trope did work is in that second she makes the decision to confide in the young female patient woman as herself and take off the glasses. That displayed a lot of trust and understanding that she didn’t want to deceive the girl and speak to her honestly as herself. Some of Weeks’ strongest moments in the episode is the brief but powerful scene where the drugged and hallucinating Juliet is interrogated by her undercover persona.

Playing opposite oneself must be one of the most difficult challenges an actor faces, and Weeks handles it beautifully, performing seamlessly in the scene as the drugged Juliet forced to face her greatest fear and come face to face with her guilt, the blood on her hands about her former fiancee’ Richard’s death and giving a sinister and menacing edge to her undercover psychiatrist role. Then comes that tender moment when after Thomas rescues her, Juliet admits her fears about losing him and her guilt over her role in Richard’s death. This was a masterful moment of both strength and vulnerability. Again, although not given significant screen time Perdita Weeks’ performance in episode 509 was both layered and complex and most assuredly worthy of being named performer of the month.

Perdita Weeks is SpoilerTV's April Reader's Choice Performer of the Month.





Please join us in the comments and on social media in celebrating winners Steven Yuen and Perdita Weeks as well as the incredible runner-ups. Both winners have secured a place in the 2023 Performer of the Year competition that will take place in January 2024. 

Come back to Spoiler TV on Thursday, June 1 at 12 pm ET
for the start of the May round.

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