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GH Nurses' Ball 2016 Part One: What Was Your Favorite Moment?

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The glitz, the glamour, the calamities, the storylines, Lucy Coe, the return of Robin and Emma, and the opening number were all part of the first installment of GH’s 2016 Nurses’ Ball!

And it all got off to a fast start when red carpet staple host/correspondent, Donny Sheldon was joined this year by Good Morning America’s Abbie Boudreau and Crimson’s editor-in-chief, Nina Reeves (Michelle Stafford).  As Port Charles most famous and infamous residents walked the red carpet, it was Nina who was inept, awkward, and thus Stafford who had some of the best one-liners of the episode!

We literally laughed out loud as Stafford clumsily played Nina in the spotlight shoving the microphone in the guests faces, and then adding her two cents’ worth, especially when she saw Hayden aka Rachel Berlin (Rebecca Budig), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth), the Elizabeth/Hayden same dress debacle, and her arch-enemy Ava Jerome (Maura West)!

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Anna (Finola Hughes), who runs into Andre (Anthony Montgomery) at the bar outside the ballroom and where there is clearly some chemistry between them, has to stop her conversation with the good doctor when his date Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) shows up.  She thanks Anna for keeping her date company.  This makes Anna go inside the empty ballroom where she sadly remembers Duke.  But, Anna’s spirits are lifted  when Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) pop out behind the curtain to surprise her!  Later, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) shows up with Griffin (Matt Cohen) on her arm on the red carpet, because Nathan (Ryan Paevey) is in the hospital, and she says she can’t show up to the Nurses’ Ball alone.  Robin gets to meet Duke’s son for the first time.

Next, in a touching moment after Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) arrive, Jason tells Robin his memories are coming back.  He expresses he knows how important this evening is to Robin, and what it means to her.  It was a nicely played moment by Billy Miller.

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Meanwhile, it’s Brad (Parry Shen) and Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) wedding night, and we learn that Lucas previously told Brad that they needed to spend the night apart, because if they see each other before the wedding it’s bad luck!

Well … they run into each other backstage at the ball with Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) and Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) in tow.  Bobbie seizes the moment to toast the guys and welcome Brad into the family. Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) clearly has plans to interject herself into the ball on stage.  We later learn she has planned her own rendition of The Sound of Music‘s “Edelweiss” complete with puppets in each hand.  Luckily for the audience in the ballroom, she is whisked away by a bunch of masked male nurses.

Ava has reminded Carly (Laura Wright) via text she is coming to take baby Avery in the morning, thus sending Carly on a mission to find evidence that Ava killed Connie Falconeri.  Alone in Ava’s room, Carly finds the flash drive in a drink shaker and gloats about it in a fun moment played by Wright. Carly heads back to the Nurses’ Ball dressing room and finds a laptop where she connects the flash drive only to be shocked by what she sees!  Is it Ava and Paul (Richard Burgi) having sex?

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As per usual, Lucy (Lynn Herring) is a bundle of nerves prior to making her grand entrance on the stage at the Nurses’ Ball.  She says a special mantra to herself: “Keep your clothes on.”  When Lucy hits the stage and welcomes everyone to the ball, she introduces the staff of GH with the opening number.  Lead by Nurse Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy) with Felix, Amy (Risa Dorken) and Bobbie, and even Andre in the mix, the group performs a GH rap on the history of General Hospital from Steve Hardy to Lassa Fever!  When the number is complete, Bobbie is backstage and she completely passes out!

Meanwhile, Lucy had just revealed a very special surprise on stage as the curtain opens and we see the attendees’ reactions as we fade to black! To be continued…

What was your favorite moment from the GH Nurses; Ball 2016 Part One?  Let us know in the comment section below.  But first watch a few clips from the episode below!

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Laura
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Laura

My favorite part was seeing Jason go off on Liz. It’s quite comical to see Jason be so concerned with Jake when Liz and Lucky don’t seem to care. I say, free Jason from Liz and Jake by revealing that Jason isn’t Jake’s biological father. And with that, Liz can raise her son the way she wants; which is giving them to Grams.

Harry
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Harry

I cannot stand Jason anymore. The old Jason understood that he lived in a glass house as far as ethics and morals are concerned. He was not hypocritical.
This Jason is all shrill and silly with all his moral posturing. Run away, Miss Lizzy, and don’t look back!

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah…. it’s in overdrive.. how macho can one be ?

Jason is SSSOOOO uptight

for one of… the most featured couples… Sam and Jason NEED to go backburner ASAP … and FIND their personality

otherwise don’t bother

his sneer and machismo posturing @ Liz and Franco…. “i’m getting back all my memory…. you two are on notice ”

???? huh?

who cares

what a time for Franco and Liz to bond… and just move ON

k/kay
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k/kay

Yes the little boy gets upset on stage and Jason sits there with Sam who follows him around like a puppy dog! Tell me Jason did you remember your Precious Sam watched Baby Jake get kidnapped and you threatened to kill her if she came near Liz and the baby again? Really Jason was not needed back and Sam needs to stop with the Demi Moore impersonation speak up gosh they mumble all the time.

k/kay
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k/kay

I could get on board with Franco and Luz if he was not Franco lol! Sorry this has been the best acting partner since RH came on but Becky has chemistry with the phone book!

Theadora
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Theadora

I LOVED Jason setting Elizabeth straight about Jake and putting her and Franco on notice that he’s gotten his memory back!!! I loved the Anna/Robin/Emma reunion. I loved how the opening number recounted General Hospital’s history and that Bobbie participated. I loved seeing everyone all dressed up and looking smashing. And I loved Carly’s little side trip. I’m praying that it shuts down Ava once and for all! Looking forward to tomorrow!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, I did like the references to GH history/hospital also.

Alan
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Alan

Nina’s red carpet commentary was the best part of the episode for me. Michelle Stafford was hilarious.

The opening number was…no, just no.

And preventing Dr. Obrecht from taking the stage is a huge mistake — Kathleen Gati has been the standout performer for the last two years.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Thank you for that, Alan—I have the same opinions as you. I thought Nina’s “bringing out the skeletons from the closet” bit was so funny even though nothing would happen like that in real life, it was still hilarious as she aired out everybody’s dirty laundry so it was quite easy for me to suspend disbelief. And yes, Kathleen Gati had better perform. I love seeing what she does along with everybody else.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree with both of you. Michelle was hilarious and Ms. Gati is a treasure. Sure would prefer her to Dillon and Kiki warbling that silly whiner of a song.

Phil
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Phil

Nina was the highlight of the show for me…loved her double mint line and the “noted home wrecker and sleazy lawyer bit.” Hilarious!

Tae
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Tae

Phil- your right Nina was the highlight lol esp with Anne name! She was very funny… N I’m Ava fan forever so it’s always more need for her! I’m
Glad she’s finally at a nurses ball!

Tae
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Tae

Sorry this was for @kevin lol

Phil
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Phil

I lI’ve Ava also!!!!

Tae
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Tae

@phil your a smart Man lol today cat fight should just be the beginning she needs Emmy worthy material 24/7

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Michelle Stafford owned the first episode – from her “frozen” expression when she first realized she was on camera – to the best one liners in the show – proof once again what a great “get” she was for GH. Nina ruled!

Harry
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Harry

Sorry, Moviegal and others–I was laughing at Nina and certainly not with her.
Aside from Stafford mugging it up. it made no sense that this whack job with no viable broadcasting experience was suddenly acting like the hostess of the red carpet.
I guess we are supposed to collectively shrill about how good Stafford was, but frankly, I fast forwarded through her scenes.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Well, she is – after all – the editor of Crimson……and this is Port Charles, not Cannes. Harry – I’ve noticed that you take every opportunity possible to bash this 2X Emmy winner, with 9 other Emmy noms under her belt. It’s almost like it’s a personal thing. If you fast forwarded through her scenes, then how do you know how good or bad she was?

Celia
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Celia

@Harry,
Nina rules, Harry. ….love her to pieces. She has many fans, contrary to your belief.
I think your antipathy for this beautiful actress masks your obsession of her, LOL. DO you have the hots for her, Harry? Double LOL.

k/kay
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k/kay

Ok I got to step in I am a Stafford fan but this character she plays does not do it for me either I know MS was unhappy at Y&R that’s her perogative but it’s just too much for me as a viewer . She can do drama lets get off the slapstick we are finally doing it with Howarth this is a soap opera not stand up comedy.

Celia
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Celia

@K/kay. Thank you, Kay, for differentiating the character from the actress. We all say whatever we may for any character….that’s all fine and well, but Michelle Stafford is a superlative actress caught in a less than gratifying role. She is, in fact, molding ‘Nina’ into a redeemable character. Considering how she was introduced ( as a crazy, maniacal betrayed wife and daughter), Michelle is steering Nina in the right direction. Yes, her infantile behavior makes me scratch my head, as well; but, I would think this is the route to take to finally see Nina shed her cocoon, and emerge… Read more »

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I think I liked Nina’s snark the best. But more Ava, please.

Tae
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Tae

Kevin the reply above was for you lol

Rodd
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Rodd

The first day of the Ball got mixed reviews from me. I wasn’t in love with Nina’s “clumsily” played interviewing techniques. I thought she’d be a bit more socially “aware” since she was raised better; forget the coma setting her back twenty years. Nonetheless, some of her zingers were very funny. Is Donny Sheldon a real person or a character? I know he’s supposed to be Felix’s boyfriend. So if he’s a character, I say bring him into the mix every once and a while; he’s cute, and it would be nice to see Felix get a story. Bobby was… Read more »

Dylan
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Dylan

I generally agree. I have to wonder…WHY would a murderer keep a flash drive of confessing to murder?? I hate when soaps are so lazy in their writing, and try to build suspense that isn’t even suspenseful or dramatic. It’s just nonsensical! I am pretty much over the red carpet arrivals. It was a cute stunt in 2013 when the show brought back the ball in conjunction with the show’s 50th. The reporters are always awkward and seem out of place. And HOW do they know such intimate details of EVERY person’s life, and why do they blab and reveal… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Dylan, soaps thrive on people having promiscuous sex — their sexual preference has nothing to do with it. If we omitted everyone in Port Charles who has had affairs from the Nurses Ball, we’d just sit and look at an empty set for three days (which might be an improvement considering the current state of the writing on this show…) As for Brad sleeping with a stranger while he was involved with another man…why is that any different than when a straight character sleeps around? How about when Monica slept with Ned (who I think lied about his name) only… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The TMZ like reporters were a joke! This is supposed to be a classy event for a good cause. HA!

IF Kelly Monaca polled danced ABC would be flooded with complaints! Male strippers for some reason are okay? Double standards!

ABC puts ZERO dollars into the show. The stage, the lighting and sound are terrible! AND, yes, why not have this in a studio where an audience could gather? Have fans buy a ticket to the show and the money goes to AIDS research? Its just laziness!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree with what you say regarding the promiscuity angle. And should we forget that Brad was blackmailing Michael into sex as well? Has he ever even apologized for that? Not sure how well that represents the real gay community.

conniemac
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conniemac

Well, I’m glad i’m not losing it. I thought I must have missed the episode(s) where Ava got the flash drive back.

Kimmy
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Kimmy

Love it….look forward to NB pt2 today!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Favorite moment: When Anna sees Robin and Emma and they hug. Sweet!

jeremy
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jeremy

seeing liz and hayden with the same dress on hahahaha

Linda
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Linda

favorite moment: Carly finds evidence against Ava (I assume). I enjoyed viewing the beautiful fashions and liked most of them. Emma was as cute as ever!

jacque
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jacque

Nina was funny. Carly added some mystery. First act was not entertaining, SO would give the show a thumbs down….

Harry
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Harry

Favorite moment? When the camera veered away from the scene chewer who ate Port Charles. That would be Nina, played by Michelle Stafford.
I don’t know–seems I am in the minority but I actually feel allergic to the sight of the mugging, upstaging, over preener who exhibits a self-consciousness one usually sees in adolescences.
I do not get the collective fawning adulation.
And where, pray tell, was Laura?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Laura should have been there….her mother, stepfather and stepsister were part of the hospital for years…she should have been part of the ball to honor them but then we get people who shouldnt be there like Val and Nina for example!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

OOps…spoke too soon-Laura is there and so is Kevin!!!…

Harry
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Harry

Laura finally did arrive today (Nurse’s Ball, Part 2) and today’s show was so much better than yesterday’s nonsense. I could have done without the Magic Milo number. I mean, really? Enough with the hunky males stripping–once was enough thank you very much.
But I loved Emma and Ned singing their duet,”Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”
Why, oh why, is not Ned on GH all of the time? He is a fan favorite, everyone loves him. He is not only a great singer, he is a better actor than all of the newbies put together.

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry, I’m with you. Michelle was great on Y&R. On GH she seems to act like a little kid who is on a constant sugar rush who jumps up and down looking for attention ALL the time!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wouldve had a favorite moment had Liesel performed-there is still hope?….Nina on the red carpet was awkward…opening number was so-so…i will wait and see what happens today!! Good tp see Bobbi, Scotty, and Lucy!!!

cooks7570
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cooks7570

Valerie being back is it for me.

Tracy
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Tracy

I suppose they meant for the singing and rapping during the nurses routine to be uber cheesey and campy. I wasn’t a fan of that aspect of it. But it was cool to see them dressed in the vintage nurses uniforms with the little nurses hats. Glad they included Bobbie in that number. My childhood memories of GH include Bobbie, Jessie, Anne, Dianna, Georgia and Amy holding down the information desks on the different floors. The big red telephones on the walls behind them. Lots of telephones ringing. Lots of doctors being paged over the intercom. Lots of elevator doors… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

well ok-
At this point in time I do not have a comment.
If, I did voice a comment it would be – what in heck was the that gawd aweful opening song and dance, as it was neither a song nor dance, I would have no comment.

If I were to comment on the excitement of the ball I could not, because there was no excitement, I would not have a comment.

If I were to comment on how I felt about the ball I would not have a comment as I felt nothing.

So- I can not comment at this time.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

But you did comment-lol….and i agree about that opening!!!

su0000
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su0000

heeey Jimh .. The opening dance/whatever that was- I know have a comment; If that song was designed to thrill younger people with rap, it was not rap/ Whatever it was to be it was on the other side of the moon from rap. It was simply lame. If the dance steps were to be rap crank steppin’ it was portrayed as grandma in the kitchen boogoin’ down to rap ahaaa! So, my ending comment; The opening dance/song was totally embarrassing lame and simpling nothing recognizable as song and dance.. I have not clue what is was.. lol I am… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

But you did, Blanche! You did comment!
(me, very loosely paraphrasing Bette Davis from “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”)

penny
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penny

Why I’m not happy? So many reasons but if I list them, I’ll hear all kinds of “negative excuses” because that’s the norm in this Country.

Timmm
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Timmm

The opening number was good. Lucy is Lucy. The Robin reunion with Anna was flat! No Mac & Felicia? Nina looked and acted like a goof! I hope DAY TWO is better!

melissa.
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melissa.

Sabrina singing with amy.that song l always cry.liz ‘s son Jakes song.the head nurse ephimney she’s got a great voice.l hope Lucas survives and nic.l think Curtis thrown nic onto the rocks. (Wish it was Hayden sorry.maybe She will be arrested l hope.sam is getting to be needy something she accuse liz of bein.sorry again.

anne
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anne

I liked that number that Jake & Franco did-any info on that?

Lyn Mac
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Lyn Mac

I wish Obrecht had a chance to do her act. Loved her 2 previous performances. She’s very good.

Laurie
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Laurie

Ned & Emma 100%!

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Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

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When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis

General Hospital

Airdates: 4-8-2021

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