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GH Nurses Ball 2014 Finale: Lucy's Marriage Goes Bust, Dr. Obrecht Croons To Her Kids, Patrick & Sabrina's "You're Not Alone" Reprise!

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The Nurses Ball 2014 has now officially come to a close , and in yesterday’s episode which marked the final days of performances, antics and drama, it was hostess with the mostess Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) at the epicenter.  Once again dressed only in her underwear and about ready to go back on stage, she is pulled into a kiss by Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).  Problem is  … the curtain goes up as they are in a passionate embrace.  Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is startled to see it play out in front of the entire Nurses Ball audience!  What followed was the disintegration of Lucy and Kevin’s marriage.  Kevin left Lucy, and in a touching moment during the final montage (which we will get to in a minute) Mac (John J. York) meets up with Kevin as he is exiting the disaster on the red carpet, and the two best friends go out of the ball together.

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Now as for Adele Dezeem, err, Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), somehow she manages to hijack the stage once again this time complete with an accompanying mini-orchestra  After hearing some terse words from her kids, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Nathan (Ryan Paevey), Liesl shows once again she is capable of human feelings!  How does she do that?  By singing “Always On My Mind” directly to the children she has treated so poorly!   The fact that this woman is even allowed at the ball is mind-numbing giving her treatment and part in the Robin Scorpio Drake kidnapping, etc!  But, if you did not suspend belief, how on earth would we get to see all the talents of Kathleen Gati, who truly has become one of the biggest and most unique standouts on the canvas of the ABC soap opera!

Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) finally were included in a Nurses Ball episode, after literally being the focus along with little Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) at last year’s Nurses Ball which honored the “late” Robin.   To tie them in and to bring everything back around full circle, Patrick and Sabrina’s little boy in the NICU now has an infection that could be caused by something that someone brought into the NICU.  So the doctor orders the parents out of the room, and so they have to watch their little baby struggle from outside in the hospital hallway.   As Nurse Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy) is announced as the final performer to close the Nurses Ball 2014, she begins to sing, “You’re Not Alone” which has become the anthem for the revived Nurses Ball.   The scene shifts to Patrick and Sabrina who themselves sing a refrain of the song.  After quick cuts that set-up the continuance of stories and romances unfolds, at the end, Patrick and Sabrina are joined at the hospital by little Emma, Anna (Finola Hughes), Duke (Ian Buchanan), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Elizabeth (Rebecca Hearst) and more in a show, once again, of unity.

Watch the “You’re Not Alone” closing segment and Liesl’s rendition of “Always On My Mind” below. Then let us know, what did youthink of the Nurses Ball 2014 finale?  What was your favorite moment? Your least favorite moment?  How would you grade this year’s ball overall?  Share your thoughts below!

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andrew hass
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andrew hass

I really liked the final day of the Nurse’s Ball.Dr.Obrecht finally showed in public that she does care about her kids in her own way.As for Lucy i kind of knew her affair with Scott would be exposed at the ball somehow and nowthe question becomes does she want to fix her marriage or be with Scott.Overall i think the Nurse’s Ball was great this year.There was drama and romance and entertainment.

dmr
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dmr

There are many facets to Dr. Obrecht. I love the actress. Ms. Gati should be put on contract!

Patrick
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Patrick

minimally

Kathleen Gati goes contract

how dedicated to her craft

what an immense pleasure it is to read with… theatre

Timmm
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Timmm

I loved Mac being there for Kevin. Soaps really dont show people being friends that much. I hope Kevin goes all Ryan on Port Charles now. Jon Linstrom is a good actor and this may be the tide his character was waiting for to show his abilities.

dmr
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dmr

I love Mac and Kevin, too. Mac is a very funny character. I like him and Felicia being back together and seeing her respect and love him the way that he deserves!

Patrick
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Patrick

your two post… were my favorite… and it’s for the vet repose that there are couples who have always got it… and bring the dance LIVE LOL… hoot hoot Mac and Felicia Kevin and Lucy Tracy and Luke Anna and Duke Bobbi and Scotty theres plenty on the show to go with at the very least.. and bare minimum… let’s see this twosome… be it…. Kevin and Mac… bond connect begin trigger with their lovely partners… be it Lucy…. Feliicia… Tracy humm… I’m loving the potential the show must go on… and if I can see Big Mac and his… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agree on all three comments. GH Has rich characters that should be utilized; not introducing more people like stunt casting Donna Mills to the show — we don’t have any investments in newbies with no history.

tenblde
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tenblde

This is so dumb to end the nurses ball with them surrounding Patrick and Sabrina’s baby. What does that have to do with HIV/AIDS research. Also does Anna/Mac/Felicia know that Patrick told Robin — don’t bother coming home.

I am sorry — another year and another stupid Nurses Ball — ending with Princess Sabrina. I can’t watch Patrick and Sabrina without being nauseated. I used to love Patrick and now I can’t stand him and his selfishness.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I think the ending of the ball was more about people supporting each other.Just like some characters were supporting Patrick and Sabrina in their time of need Mac was there for Kevin.As for Patrick telling Robin not to come home i think he meant him alone and not Emma.If Robin appeared i don’t think Patrick would keep Emma from her but as far as he might be concerned their marriage might be over.

tracey
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tracey

I agree this year was about being there for there friend and family I cry

dmr
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dmr

Patrick and Sabrina aren’t my favorite couple; but, they are not my least favorite, either. My least favorite is boring Michael and Kiki. I thought it was in poor taste how Sabrina left her premature son to visit Car-rrr-los in prison. That was ridiculous.

Patrick
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Patrick

. Also does Anna/Mac/Felicia know that Patrick told Robin — don’t bother coming home.

this is what triggers

when Patrick Drake realizes he lives

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, tenblde….my sentiments exactly!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

My favorite parts of the ball were the opening with Dr. Obrecht & Ned’s performance! They were both great! I’m so tired of hearing about Robin! Either recast her or stop talking about her since the actress doesn’t want to be on anymore! It was stupid to bring her back for such a short time!

Christy
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Christy

AHHH, I loved it! Love it everytime. Emma’s solo/duet was great, but I liked the song and dance routine she did last year better. The ball ended on Lucy’s catfight with Bobby and a hug from Felicia. I didn’t feel it ended on Patrick and Sabrina, just that they sang that song again and that is what they were doing while the Ball was going on elsewhere.

Loved that Kristen was able to perform this time around, and clever that they included her in the Haunted Starlets too.

Timmm
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Timmm

I grade the Ball a C. Nothing too memorable except for Player and they are a real band with an ex-CBS employee. I did like how the show wrapped and it reconnects us to a story line about Patrick’s son and how people rallied at the hospital to support him. Heres hoping Epiphany is arrested for the assault of Marbles. She is the worst!

Peter
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Peter

Epiphany did the right thing, Mr Marbles had to die. LOL.

su0000
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su0000

I bow to Epiphany!!
I would have taken an ax to Mr. Marbles or shoved in a wood chipper..

Thank you Epiphany !!

Linda
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Linda

The Nurses Ball was great…except Dr. O should not have been allowed there and the Lucy/Scott thing was unreal!

su0000
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su0000

Yup it was not real..
soaps are not real
the characters are not real
soap are telling drama stories, not real stories..
Nothing is the soap stories is real…
so that is why things don’t seem real .. 🙂
People coming back from the dead, is not real either lol ..

shirley hawley
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shirley hawley

The baby is a brother of a child born HIV free of an HIV mother… that ties him to it for me. Family and friends of HIV people should always be included as much as possible. Just too bad Robin’s priorities are so messed up. And yes, I know they are characters in a soap opera.

Johnny
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Johnny

Robin’s priorities are not messed up…Ron Carlivati’s are.

Shay
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Shay

Well put, Johnny! And his priority is ALWAYS to place Sobby’s interests above Robin’s……even at the expense of the storyline!!!!!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

As i and others have pointed out Kimberly McCullough wasn’t coming back long term and that was her choice.So the show has to move on without her for now at least and free Patrick up a little.Yeah Patrick told Robin not to come home but he hasn’t started divorce proceedings either.So whether the show sent Robin away to help Jason or for some other reason she was going to leave her husband and young daughter alone and they would have to come up with a reason why Robin wasn’t returning right away.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you Andrew for adding a voice of reason!

Liz Vincent
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Liz Vincent

The show was not as good as last years. although there were good musical segments like Magic Milo, and the girls singing. I did like the part where it showed Lisel Olbrecht doing always on my mind. but you should have showed Ned Ashton’s performance as Eddie Maine. I love the ending song you’re not alone. I think there should have been a couple more musicals numbers.The group “Spencer” did was great, but 1 or 2 more musical numbers would have been nicer. Sorry

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Eddie Maine performed– he sang a Meatloaf song– I think it was on last Friday’s show– it you missed it you should check out YouTube maybe someone posted it.

dmr
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dmr

I absolutely adore Kathleen Gati. She is very talented and should be put on contract! I loved a lot of the performances, in no particular order-Eddie Maine, the Haunted Starlets, Magic Milo, and of course, both of Kathleen Gati’s (Dr. Obrecht). The kid’s tango was adorable. Loved Player, too. I love the tradition of having Lucy end up in her underwear every year; but, I don’t like how it was done this year. Really dampened The Ball with her affair being exposed.

Patrick
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Patrick

it was a good time to feature Vet performers

I only hope : that they feature Kevin evenmoreso… he’s so damned handsome… easy on the eyes… has a lot of character that needs to be shared…. give us some Kevin and Tracy reprieve… a comeuppance… a defining trail… a prelude

Tracy in LOVE’
Kevin deserving

aria
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aria

love the end of the episode with all of patrick extended family and friends gathering although i agree, it has nothing to do with with hiv/aids research. and i doubt in real life that amfar or yogurt sponsor would’ve of been thrill with a televised event for hiv/aids research were the hostess is caught live on air having an affair on her husband, or the head nurse of the hospital is seen going off on someone who was at least trying to participate in the event only to be humiliated on tv, and no less the uncle of the person… Read more »

brian
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brian

I loved the whole thing.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

No way would I give the Nurses’ Ball a passing grade this year. There was just too much story manipulation going on and little Spencer Cassadine’s interruption was uncalled for. OK, the ball is over. Time to get back to work. Send Sonny off to his island or dump him in a well someplace no one will find him; let Michael actually do something as the new CEO of ELQ; unmask unLuke; bring back Spinelli with baby Georgie so Maxie can kick that Aussie out and play house with Det. West who will turn out to be a great babysitter.… Read more »

harry
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harry

I agree. And have you noticed that the adults are acting like children and the children are acting like adults?

Patrick
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Patrick

OH god… excuse me…

but… watching Michaal and Kiki lord one over.. on Luke and even Tracy

BIG mistake

dull versus beacon… Michael and Kiki… best Luke and Tracy ? serious repercussions if they dare venture

Michael in the position of power… dull spotlight.. especially with Kiki… LOL

at the very least… they could show Luke.. with Britt, Jordan… or back to Sam…

whatever

harry
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harry

I thought the whole ball was dreadful and I will be happy if I never have to lay eyes on Dr. O, Sabrina, Brad, etc. ever again. Why have they forced DR O on us? Because she can sing? I think her character is too campy and the actress chews up the scenery and spits it out–on short, she over does it. And Lucy gives up Kevin for Scotty? Not remotely believable and it’s disappointing to see Lucy acting less mature than Emma. Immaturity in post fifty year old women seems to be a hallmark of GH right now. Just… Read more »

HELEN
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HELEN

The nurses ball was great, what were you watching? LOL. Nothing makes you happy, you sound so negative and miserable. LMAO.

su0000
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su0000

whoa.. a bit bitter..
Tune out.. do not watch such a horrible thing!

harry
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harry

Uh Helen, and Su00, I repeat, people have the right to voice their opinion which might be different from yours without being called negative, miserable and bitter. If you want to live in a Pollyanna world with rose colored sunglasses not recognizing reality, then fine, that’s your choice but you MAY not make that choice for others through idiotic and silly name calling which only reveals yourselves to be the fools that you are.

Shay
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Shay

Excellent analysis, Harry, although we will continue to disagree on Dr. O. She has not been forced upon us (unlike a certain nurse for whom we both hold a mutual contempt….) Many viewers, including myself, enthusiastically championed a larger role for Kathleen Gati because we found her to be simply enchanting and entertaining due to her multi-talented performances. I can understand that she may not be everyone’s ideal, but she does bring a certain vim and verve to Port Charles that is truly unique. I love her musical interludes, comedic charms and dramatic turns…..over-the-top, yes, but very well done by… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I love kathleen Gati she is a diamond among a bunch of rhinestones

Patrick
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Patrick

she shatters all repitition

she beams… she beckons … she leads

a desireable feat unlike … Monica in her hey day

heck throw in Leslie in her hey day

this lady pedestals GH… and she likes being a part of

she has an audience

Deb
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Deb

It was all wonderful, but Dr. O’s Always on My Mind, was incredible…. one of my all time favorite songs… and she just killed it!

Nice going, GH

Michael
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Michael

This was a good example of veterans getting meaty storylines. I would like to see more of it than these new filler characters who really don’t make much sense to the canvas. Raise your hand if you want to see Maxie with Nathan West and have Levi go back to Australia.

LA
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LA

Yes Please!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I can’t stand Levi! Then again, the actor who plays Nathan is awful too, but as a character (that can always be recast) Nathan is interesting. His mother is the evil but absolutely hilarious Dr. Obrecht, he was raised by the conniving, manipulative Abby Ewing-esque Madeline, and his thought-to-be-dead sister is being played by Michelle Stafford. He is connected to three very interesting characters played by tremendous actresses. Levi is connected to no one and serves no purpose whatsoever.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Levi is only there to delay an obvious pairing of Nathan and Maxi…Levi is also a control freak over Maxi…hope he caused the Patrina accident and leaves soon…

Johnny
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Johnny

Just another example of how off base this regime is. The actor playing Levi is charming and energetic and Australian. GH has struck gold several times in the past with Aussies… Robert, Mac, and Jax. Why would they not have this Levi be an unknown son of Robert or Mac, or a brother to Jax….and allow him to be a charming new leading man? And develop a REAL triangle with Maxie and Nothin’. Oops, I mean Nathan. It would give him a historical connection to veterans and not be so heavy handed and in your face. And this guy can… Read more »

andrew hass
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andrew hass

When the show created the character of Levi they knew he would be on for a couple of months but maybe they’ll change their minds.It wouldn’t be the first time on a soap that a character was only supposed to be short term stayed longer.Plus who is to say Levi won’t eventually turn out to be Robert,Mac or Jax’s son.However i would make him Robert or Mac’s son and not Jax’s.Plus Levi been Mac’s son could explain why he’s with Maxie.

Alan
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Alan

Big rumor surfacing is that Vanessa Marcil is coming back to gh as Brenda Barrett. I hope this happens, I miss Brenda.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I also hope Vanessa Marcil comes back as Brenda and with Sonny’s life spiraling out of control now would be a good time for Brenda to return.Plus she could come back with info about who bought Barrett Industries.Plus there are rumors that Maurice Benard might take some time off during the Summer.So if Sonny is exposed as AJ’s killer maybe he flees Port Charles and ends up encountering Brenda somewhere.Also maybe Brenda returns with a baby.I know she said she and Michael didn’t have sex last year but she may have lied rather than risking Sonny and Michael’s relationship been… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Sonny needs to die in a violent mob shoot out or go to jail for life. Seriously…if you were Brenda….would you choose a man who was emotionally and physically abusive to you for 20 years like Sonny…or a white knight who treated you lime royalty like Jax? I get that soaps are fiction….and they have to be to think that ANY self respecting woman would choose Sonny over Jax.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Brenda has been mentioned a lot lately and I always thought she and Sonny were a great pairing, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sonny/Olivia, mostly because of what Sonny has become – a cold blooded murderer. And after sleeping with Ava in the Quartermaine cemetery, I absolutely lost all respect for him.

I would also really love if Jax returned, I miss Ingo Rademacher! He and Carly were a much better pairing that Carly and Franco.

Johnny
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Johnny

Um….when in the past 20 years would you have had respect for Sonny that suddenly caused you to lose it???? He has always been a greasy misogynistic self-centered self-pitying hypocritical violent thug murderer. Shooting his own son point blank in the chest didn’t make you lose “respect”? These kinds of characters are okay in limited run prime time shows like Dexter, The Sopranos, etc…but 21 years of seeing a murderer go unpunished is overkill and disgusting and more than a reason why there are only 4 soaps left. We do not enjoy seeing evil continually triumph.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Oh I wish, but she just signed on for a show, so I doubt it would be a long term thing…maybe just another 5 minutes. If that’s the deal, pass.

We learned from the Robin nightmare.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Don’t like her at all…Used to…but have no desire to see her back again. That was part of the old gang…Sonny, Jason, Brenda, Robin…the dynamics have changed so much. I see Sonny with Olivia, Dante, Lulu, Alexis, Michael, etc. His “family” doesn’t include her anymore….

Patrick
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Patrick

IN so many ways… Sonny has “reached” his prime : primed OUT

Brenda would not resuscitate

the only two women… who could

Connie
and the lovely ex AW actoress Dahila Salem

if he’s to lead with supporting… these ladies would carry with

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im mostly ok with nurses ball and found it entertaining…however, Scott shouldve hired Player to perform for him and Lucy…the children shouldnt be in a silly love triangle…it may work with Alfalfa, Darla and the rich kid in the Little Rascal comedies but not in a soap opera aimed mostly at adults! If you want something interesting for the three children than maybe put them in a Tom Sawyer type adventure: Maybe Fluke goes after Spenser, Emma and Cameron to silence them because one of them has learned his true identity and he chases them around Windmere and the island… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

funniest part:

LOL… Scotty Baldwin as the pillsbury dough BOY

LOL… he was hot to trot in his day…. does he deserve a lady love… sure… and it should end up with Lucy… or Dianne heck even Alexis… as she’s too staid and puritancial with Julian

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think Scott and Alexis would make a better pairing…

Shay
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Shay

Me thinks Alexis belongs with Kevin….she’s so neurotic she needs her own full-time personal shrink!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Alexis and I love her with Julian…hope they keep him on and give us more air time with this couple. So far we haven’t seen much of them interacting. I also love Scott. He’s from back in the day…I find him endearing…and I think he deserves a break in the romance department. He was dumped by Laura…confused by Laura with her split loyalties…and I think he and Lucy truly are best friends. They have a certain rapport. I like Doc also…but he’s not seen as much so I don’t have as much of a tie to him. I… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im fine with the kids but not in a love triangle…as for Alexis and Julian they are ok but i dont feel them as a couple…that could change…i just dont see Lucy and Scott together…like her better with Doc!!!

johnny
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johnny

I loved DR O singing, she has a sexy sexy voice. lol. The lady can sing. Is Donna Mills coming back as Madeline? I hope she is coming back, I Love Donna Mills as Madeline. I cannot wait until Michelle Stafford comes to general hospital as Nina CLAY, Michelle is a wonderful actress. 2 WEEKS AGO, I HEARD GOSSIP THAT LOUISE SOREL EX Vivian Days of our lives will come to gh as the new Helena Cassadine, that would be really really good, if that happens. I

Patrick
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Patrick

I certainly HOPE Donna Mills returns

I thought… she didn’t start to shine… until she was in the jail cell… with Kathleen Gati

what an opportune time.. for her to reel… with Michelle Stafford… and beckon… the audience… with her sister….. dr. O… to startosphere… this part of the GH pie

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Reportedly Donna Mills is back taping at GH.Plus with Nina waking up it makes sense that Madeline will return too.Also i’m sure Nina won’t be happy with her mom for drugging her and costing her 20 some years of her life.Plus i still think there’s still more to what Madeline did than we currently know.Maybe Silas and Nina’s baby lived but Madeline got rid of it somehow.

Patrick
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Patrick

OH god

you make a good point : “… i’m sure Nina won’t be happy with her mom for drugging her and costing her 20 some years of her life”

you spoke like you knew DM’ Abby from Knots… this is right UP HER ally… with evil incarnate deelish

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I have always loved the character Scotty but I don’t like the storyline of him breaking up Doc and Lucy. Scott belongs with Laura, I don’t know why we got a little glimpse of it and then the writers dropped it. Doc is the only one who understands and keeps Lucy grounded. I do hope they can make up again. The Nurse’s Ball was a hit I think. If Spinelli isn’t coming back to Maxi, I sure hope she gets with hunky detective. AND, please no more Sabrina and Patrick.

Patrick
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Patrick

I thought the Scotty and Lucy take… was a tribute and commemorative salute to veteran

AND : they pulled it off

it was mind numbing… dumbfounding to see Kevin… stagger out and with Mac

Felicia caring

Tracy whetted

OK… veteran pull

works

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I love the veterans. I would be happy if the writers would bring back more old characters who made GH what it is today. Working around the core characters has worked for all the other soaps and they are going strong. In my opinion it isn’t necessary to bring in new characters when you have such fabulous characters already there. I love them but I’m just saying I love Doc and Lucy together and there are many storylines that they can be involved in without her breaking up their marriage (even if that has been her trait in the past).… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I just found the four days very uneven with some scenes dragging on too long and others being rushed, perhaps a poorly executed editing job on the show’s part. I enjoyed all the performances just thought there should have been less gaps in between them. Next year I would skip the red carpet altogether, organized the scenes so everything flows better and keep the performance part of the ball to three days–and that should tighten things up a bit and make the whole thing easier to watch.

John
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John

It was very entertaining – Loved that the vets Lucy/Scott/Kevin/Tracy/Luke got to be in the spotlight !!!

Love Ms Gati but I think the character of Dr. Obrecht has become so cartoonish that it just doesn’t make any sense at all to have her there !!

Love Maxi and Nathan !!

One Complaint – wish they hired some extras to fill the ballroom and make it lok like there was a full house !

su0000
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su0000

The Ball was great!
everyone one worked very hard to give us their best..
A lot of rehearsals, working with all the extrans, the sets, the bands, the talent was awesome..
It was done very well ..
I thank all for bring us their best for us to have a good fun time!!

The cast was happy while bring us something very unusual for a soap, showing us their other talents..
they worked hard, just for us to enjoy a good time..

I have no complaints,..
Having complaints is being bitter, petty, rude, nasty, and not called for when people give their best for you..

harry
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harry

Then why is it okay for to visit Fairman’s other blogs on other shows such as Nashville and The Young and the Restless and blast those shows because you don’t like care for them? You do this frequently.
No one calls you bitter, petty, rude and nasty nor should they because you are entitled to your opinion. Me thinks you have a bit of a double standard here.

Shay
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Shay

Not to mention all of the myriad reprehensible comments regarding Kimberly McCulloch and Robin Scorpio-Drake. Those “Su the Vampire Slayer” fantasies about impaling the character, not to mention the repeated wishes for her to be run over by a bus were really over-the-top!!!!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Just getting more frustrated with the writing…. who would ever give the reigns of ELQ to a KID, with no education and no business experience! How is this even in the relm of possibility and who with a sliver of common sense would think that dysfunction would be tolerated?

Perhaps lets just make it more real….

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I can now see how tough soap writers have it. Just from the small amount of people who post here it’s interesting to see how many different opinions there are on the show, characters, etc. For everyone who loved the Ball…others hated it. For everyone who loves a couple or a particular character, others hate them/him/her. I personally LOVED every single minute of the Ball. I thought it was enjoyable, moving, fun, zany, just a great display of talent, and, as i said on another post…interlaced with many stories that they managed to tie in. As to the poster above… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I myself had no problems with the ending…i had a few harmless gripes here and there but i still enjoyed the show…especially Dr.O!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

Thanks ‘Becca : “If I may”

this years gala premiere… was exactly that… RC/FV sophomoric challenge… should be acknowledged… with 4 out of 5 stars

they rectified my disbelief… after last years amateur feature : I would have walked that red carpet and scented my marks, with yoplait… bigger than mine

I didnt mind this 4 day gig… I paid attention to detail… found drama, comedy, intrigue… and I’ll tune in

dee
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dee

I am with you about the ending, I thought it was perfect. Life goes on. While there is the NB going on, a life is hanging on to life. I thought it was really good on the family and friends of Patrina came and gave them support. I will say I was not crazy about the ball for me it was very choppy>

Shay
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Shay

A “perfect” ending???? Puke-inducing is a far better description. And yes, rebecca1, coffee and drinks would have been more preferable than being subjected (once again….) to your beloved nurse and her non-stop weeping and whining! I mean, that is what people normally do after a big night out…not get together for a sing-along, group hug, and major melodrama in a hospital ICU where the risk of infection is so high these days for EVERYONE!!!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Tsk, tsk, tsk…SHAY!!!! Paleeez tell me you’re joking! (I fear not.) Patrick is Emma’s dad. Emma’s lil baby brother is hanging by a thread (and she knows there’s something wrong). Anna is Duke’s mother-in-law…and Duke family by association. Felix is Sabrina’s best friend….and so on. We’ve now established you don’t like Sabrina. For the time being…or for however long, she is here (there) to stay and it’s very realistic and nurturing for loved ones to gather in support. It was particularly poignant on a night that was about support and love for those with health issues. It would be rather… Read more »

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I had no problem with everyone letting Patrick and Sabrina know that they care and are there for them.Plus since her son could die i have no issue with Sabrina weeping and being distraught.Did you expect her to be laughing and dancing?

Shay
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Shay

In the sense that I have a visceral loathing to the character in question, no, I was not joking. But because it is always soo easy to get your goat with the “Sobby” slams, there was definitely some good-natured mirth attached to it!!! ; ) Still, I was making a serious point. After forcing last year’s NB to be all about the nauseating nurse, it was hardly necessary to wrap up the 2014 program with her AGAIN! As is usually the case, the emphasis on this character was way out-of-proportion, particularly in comparison with that of Robin. Why was there… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Sigh…I don’t know what round we’re in in this “fight” but honestly? I don’t think your arguments hold any merit in this case. Not only is KM gone from GH (for now or the time being or forever…) but so is Robin. Her name doesn’t have to be brought up in every episode on every occasion. I said this to another poster and I’ll say it again. She’s not dead; she’s not dying. The Ball doesn’t have to be about her…nor do they have to mention her each time they hold it. If/when the character dies…and IF it’s from the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

The main problem is not Robin or a lack of Robin….yes, there should have been a more satisfying method of handling her comings and goings, but that is neither here nor there for me….what is at the heart of this, and many previous “discussions” is the fact that a character who has been extremely polarizing from Day One has been forced onto the GH canvas. As you yourself have admitted, rebecca1, you know how very derisive this issue has been for a lot of us due to your visiting other websites….I have witnessed the same, and was actually amazed at… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Shay…if you read Michael’s part two with Ron C…he says, which I think makes sense, that there are a LOT of opinions…and not just from 20-30 people per various sites. As you yourself just said, for every viewer who rips apart “Sabrina”…there are just as many fans who adamantly defend her. I don’t know what will happen with the character moving forward. I personally tend to doubt they will pair the two again since Patrick literally dumped her on their wedding day for Robin…I don’t think there’s a coming back from that. But I do hope they keep her on… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

And correction…not Connie…AVA.

Cathy Borruso
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Cathy Borruso

Not a fan of this years Nurses Ball can understand the last scene but would- have wanted a core character to make the final. Speech like Anna or Duke who understand what the ball studded for

Charday
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Charday

Once again, Dr. O steals the show. What an awesome character and the actress who plays her! Why can’t GH focus more on her, her children, Nicholas and family, Luke, the gay trio, the Quartermaines, Liz, Julian, and Sabrina and Patrick;

and get rid of Sonny, Luly, Dante, Kiki, Franco, Carly

lll
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lll

She was the best one at the nurses ball. Although I didn’t like the opener, I did like Always on My Mind. The song fits her situation with her children so well. The best song of the entire nurses ball goes to her.

harry
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harry

What? The Winterbornes are taking over GH and putting the Quatermaines on the endangered species list. The writers get more revenue for the new characters, and that is why you are seeing core characters being swiftly replaced by new characters–most of them stunt casted. Wally Kurth as Ned has not been signed on and will leave soon. Why? He was a sight for sore eyes amongst all these vile horrible cartoon characters. And say goodbye to the veteran characters whom Ron only trots out for sweeps month with the protestation that, “I brought out your old characters, what more do… Read more »

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Wally Kurth does both GH and DOOL.So it might be hard for GH to use him because they don’t know if they’ll have him when they need him.Yeah i think Wally wants to stay on GH but the show might need a commitment of sorts from.It doesn’t have to be a contract but just his word that if he’ll ever have to choose he’ll choose GH.I do agree that RC should use the Quartermaines more but some of that might be out of his control.Plus Michael and Tracy are still on the show and playing prominent roles and Jason will… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Am I missing a play on words or did you mean the Westbournes…

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Oooo hope that Louise Sorel rumor is true. Can you guys just imagine her trying to win Nichols’s acceptance or a friendship with dr 0!! Wow!! Also more Lucy and Bobbie!! What if faux Luke is Damian Smith?????????

Patrick
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Patrick

Louise Sorel…

brought Magic to Salem and Santa Barbara

what prowess… cunning.. .driving… captivation… she’s on… delivered… her

PLEASE

Andrew
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Andrew

I’m one of those long time fans who has always thought the Nurses Ball was a great idea but never really lived up to its potential as a galvanizing event in daytime to harness actual donations. But I really liked it this year from start to finish. Lots of kooky stuff, some drama, some humor and enough beefcake to keep me happy. I liked the non Port Charles singer, but wish they’d done a throwaway line connecting him to the hospital somehow. But I guess that’s pretty minor. The two things that were missing were Robin (duh) and a more… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto!

agree Andrew… sublimation be damned…. HIV – AIDS is mindset and aware

I certainly think.. the production… didn’t totally abysmally forget… they chose to drive story… and nook and crannied … nuanced… featured the finer points.. of all actors involved

I liked this marquee from start to finish as well….

HIV – AIDS should be acknowledged… a pervasive treatment that’s unheralded and is not forgotten by the affected… effected… and with care… is supported

Shay
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Shay

The only direct reference that the showrunners seemed to be concerned with this year was the one that SCREAMED Yoplait GREEK! Yogurt!!!!!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

With budgets being the reason many of our soaps died big sponsors are big money. They had to shamelessly plug Yoplait…though I prefer Stonyfield Organic myself… 🙂

andrew hass
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andrew hass

GH has a budget from ABC that they have to follow to the last penny probably but if the show can find other ways like sponsors to get money they might do it.ABC may not care if GH tries get sponsors to back the show because it’s not their money been spent.However then the show will have to advertise the sponsor’s products on air for at least for a few episodes.However if that’s the only way we can have the Nurse’s Ball and other similar events then i’m fine with it as long as they don’t do it all the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1….Well at least we can agree that it was shameless, and also that “organic” is better….LOL!

Shay
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Shay

@andrew hass….I have no quibble with “product placement” and promotion per se….it was just very suspiciously convenient that it was for the particular one in question. I will never believe that both the emphasis on the “GREEK” version of Yoplait yogurt and the “Blackie” no-show was not the brainchild of someone who had a particular beef with John Stamos.

OLTer
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OLTer

Todays episode, the one after the ball, was great. All legacy characters except Franco… And the ‘mile high club’ distraction was ? Just idiotic?
Why didn’t they feature today on the site? Granted it wouldn’t have happened w/o the ball…but…it was the BEST GH in a long time. Just sayin!

Shay
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Shay

Great???? It was totally sophomoric, as were nearly all of the characters featured! I love the notion of bringing back names from the past, but most of the ones currently on the Port Charles canvas are just a waste of space!!!! With the exception of the divine Anna Devane, the rest of them come off as ancient and tired, too much of the same old, same old….particularly Lucy, Bobbie and Scotty!!!! (But for the record, I do like Doc and I hope he sticks to his guns and dumps his trampy wife….they need to find a better woman for him!)… Read more »

harry
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harry

Once again, we agree Shay. As far as Dr. O is concerned, I agree with you and the others, and I think the actress is talented and interesting, however, I think a little DR O goes a long way. I think she would be a more effective villain if they had her lurking in the shadows of Port Charles. I felt that making her Chief of Staff was a huge mistake. The greatest soap villains were always on the outskirts of the soap society–their mystery made them seem even more menacing.

Dan
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Dan

I enjoyed the Nurses Ball for the harmless fun it was intended to be. Most of the people complaining are the ones that are usually on here complaining about everything, so that’s nothing new. Can’t please everyone, unfortunately. Personally, I liked most of the performances. I think Wally Kurth’s Meat Loaf cover was probably my personal favorite. I thought the Ronn Moss cameo with Player was a pretty clever way to use him. Dr. O was a hoot, Tony Geary got to show off his stage skills, which was fun to see. Little Emma singing was beautiful. Loved the ending.… Read more »

harry
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harry

Wally Kurth was one of the best things about the Nurse’s Ball.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

agree with you Dan! Also liked Molly and TJ…they’re very likeable together. I think I loved everything about it sans the killing of Mac’s Marbles!

Patrick
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Patrick

My gut reaction this years : Nurses Ball : far and away, much much better than last years #1 : Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) at the epicenter, more like… Kevin is at the epicenter… how could Lucy and any hot blooded person… not LOVE, Kevin… he is the cats meow… I’d do any thing and every thing… to make this marriage work way nice touch in that Mac and Kevin, shared there lives… upstanding… HOT… sexy Friends will Lucy stop nutting up and feel LOVE : Scotty is one thing… but the sure thing… Kevin… I hope… as readers will… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

Loved all of the nurses ball 🙂

Linda
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Linda

The nurses ball was just average this year with Kathleen Gati’s singing as the best performance. the kids were cute on stage but the rest just fair. I don’t care for the actress who plays Lucy as she is just too dramatic and overplays the part. Also Lucy is a bitchy character who deserves to lose Kevin.

Ang
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Ang

In the past the nurses ball was a way to highlight AIDS/HIV Awareness. Last year, throughout the event they spoke of Robin quite often to emphasize how she lived her life. This year, Lucy made ONE blanket statement on the first day about a possible cure. That was it. And we ended it with a tribute to Sabrina and her ailing baby. Felix brings Emma to the stage to talk about Sabrina. Emma’s MOTHER is alive and has been for twenty years living with HIV. It would have been so simple to bring that point home to tie everything up.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it’s time to slowly phase Robin out. Until and if KM decides to return full time or they get another actress to play the role…it’s only logical that they mention her less and less and bring forth characters that are on the show. People move on…in real life too…. There’s nothing wrong with mentioning Sabrina. She did revive the NB…and unfortunately her own child’s life hangs in the balance. Robin is not dead…she is not dying. The Ball is not a tribute to her…it is a fundraiser for a disease which she happens to have. I don’t feel… Read more »

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I agree.If KMC doesn’t want to be on GH full time anymore because she wants to do other stuff in her life that is her right.However that puts GH in a tight spot in how to use Robin in stories.As for the Nurse’s Ball it’s about HIV/AIDS and to help everyone who has that disease and not just Robin.

Shay
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Shay

Amen….it was also unseemly in the respect that this is the second instance in a year’s time that this child has been treated to the prospect of an illegitimate sibling as a result of her father’s escapades. Not exactly a wholesome thing to be celebrated!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Robin had unprotected sex with Stone and that’s how she got HIV.So that may not be something she would want her daughter to do also when she gets older.

Shay
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Shay

I totally agree, andrew… Robin’s mistake cost her dearly and created a twenty-plus year odyssey of morality tales on GH. Unlike today’s show which never seems to produce any negative consequences for bad life choices or poor behavior by its characters…..

marti
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marti

loved all the actors/actresses singing on the GH Nurse’s Ball beautiful Grand Daughter and I have sat and listen to little Emma Drake singing let’s just say few times and have not deleted it yet off the DVR

General Hospital

Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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