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GH Nurses' Ball 2016 Part Three Comes To Its Emotional Conclusion As Lives Are Touched & Lives Hang In The Balance!

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General Hospital pulled out all the stops as the 2016 Nurses’ Ball concluded in its third installment leaving many viewers weeping as the Emmy-award winning drama series pulled at the heartstrings, while being a launching pad for several mysteries and storylines ahead.  If you have not seen today’s episode do not read any further.

In part 3, we pick up where we left off with Brad (Parry Shen) waiting on stage for his wedding ceremony to Lucas (Ryan Carnes) to begin.  Lucas is a no-show, and just then Amy (Risa Dorken) realizes Lucas gave her a message to tell Brad, but she forgot!  Next, the groom tries to reach Lucas by cell, but he is not answering, so Brad thinks Lucas may have wedding jitters and second thoughts. Lucy (Lynn Herring) pulls Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) and Kiki (Hayley Erin) to the stage to perform their number sooner than expected, while they kill time while everyone is trying to locate Lucas.

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Next, Robert Palmer Watkins performs Shawn Mendes hit single, “Stitches” alongside of Hayley Erin’s Kiki.  Watkins was terrific in the number showcasing his vocal talents, while Erin was the perfect sidekick.  As the lyrics played out and touched the lives of those couples and non-couples attending the ball, it is clear that Dillon and Kiki’s attraction just went into full bloom.  Morgan (Bryan Craig), who is on leave from the hospital for the night wants to see Kiki following her number, but is devastated when he walks in on a kiss between Dillon and Kiki.  He then wants to leave, and so Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) accompany him.

Meanwhile back at GH, Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) finds Lucas out cold near her hospital bed and calls for help. Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Finn (Michael Easton) arrive on the scene and try to save him.  Just then Lucas’ phone rings, and Bobbie answers and tells Brad to get to the hospital ASAP.  Next, Lucy makes a speech about the awesome nurses at GH, and then in a cute number: Lulu (Emme Rylan), Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Valerie (Brytni Sarpy), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and Amy become “Epiphany and the Haunted Starlets” and perform the disco classic, “Doctor’s Orders”.

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Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) has gone to Wyndemere after having it out with Hayden (Rebecca Budig).  There is now a thunderstorm in the background as Nikolas texts a photo of diamonds to Hayden and tells her to come home.  Jason (Billy Miller) is also furious at Nikolas and heads out of the ball, followed on his trail by Sam (Kelly Monaco).  At GH, Brad arrives just as Lucas flatlines! But Lucas gets his heartbeat back and is put on a ventilator. Griffin then discovers a needle mark on Lucas’ neck.  He asks Finn (Michael Easton), if he knows anything about this.  Brad says there have been two other mysterious deaths in the hospital and wonders if what happened to Lucas could be related!

Then we come to the emotional conclusion of the Nurses’ Ball, which starts with Robin (Kimberly McCullough) taking to the stage and addressing the crowd about the latest strides in HIV/AIDS research.  She relates there is a new medication to prevent HIV.  However, Robin goes on to say that according to a study, infections are on the rise in certain groups, and most prominent among them in gay men from low means (poor or homeless).  She then speaks of how her former boyfriend Stone was a young man from a low income, and it has been 21 years since his death.  Robin says her full name and hopes that one day while she is will alive, they find a cure. Anna (Finola Hughes) watches her daughter speak filled with tears.

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Next, Amy decides to take the stage to perform the signature Nurses’ Ball closing anthem, “You’re Not Alone”.  But as she sings it, another voice begins to sing along, and it is none other than Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), who has shown up at the ball. Felix is shocked and thrilled to see his bff, and so is Epiphany.  Sabrina brings Epiphany to the stage to join in the song.  But while the women are singing the lyrics we cut to an emotional Brad at the hospitsl watching Lucas fight for his life as Bobbie reaches out to him, and they hold hands.  Back onstage, after Lucy is given flowers via Felix, and does not lose her dress … the ball comes to its conclusion.  In the entrance way, Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) arrests Sabrina for aiding and abetting the late Carlos.

Jason has now shown up at Wyndemere, the storm is in full force, and the lights are out.  Sam arrives soon after and hears a crash and glass breaking.  The viewers see a bloody and seemingly lifeless Nikolas on the rocks.  We fade to black.

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Kudos to GH for making the Nurses’ Ball a must-see event with plenty of heart and dramatic turns.  What did you think of the final episode of this year’s Nurses’ Ball?  Did you reach for the hankies?  What was your favorite moment?

What will be the fates of Nikolas and Lucas?  Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first watch two of today’s featured musical numbers below.

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Christy
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Christy

Can anyone tell me, is Risa Dorken (nurse amy), is this actress a stand in for Kristen Storms? Aside from obvious physical difference ( she’s taller

Tim
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Tim

No,what makes you think that?

Christy
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Christy

Weird, the entire message is not here. I was saying she looks like Kristen and sounds like her, but I know GH is produced faster than the old days so not sure they use stand in’s anymore. I read she is supposed to remind us of Amy Vining, but she is like Maxie 2.0 to me.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol Christy. I greed with you before you added the rest of your comment (see mine at 5:12) but I didn’t think you meant literally! Though they’re similar in fun/hyper-esque ways and have similar, pretty faces…the difference in weight would never fly as body-conscious, fashion- conscious Maxie. That’s not to imply people of all shapes and sizes can’t be as well, but that’s not the way Maxie is portrayed. All that aside, how can she be a stand-in if she’s standing right beside her!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol, Christy. They do have a similar face and Amy’s, shall we say, over-the-top personality is a bit like Maxie…though Maxie’s calmed down a bit. Funny how Maxie doesn’t see herself in Amy, but I see what you mean!

Tim S.
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Tim S.

Her character is very similar to Lucy years ago…

Harry
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Harry

Christy you deftly moved around the issue of weight differences but I caught your meaning. HA! I for one am happy GH is using women who are not size 0s Amy and Robin are the sizes of the average American woman and they are healthy and attractive. I think we can thank Lena Dunham for a growing national movement toward body acceptance. However, I do have a bit of an issue with Epiphany’s weight for two reasons: 1. She is not just large, she is morbidly obese and is frequently out of breath 2. She is a head nurse and… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

“Doctor’s Orders” was a joyfully nostalgic throwback to the disco era. Nifty choreography and Sonya is a vocal powerhouse. Kudos to all the ladies.

Christy
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Christy

I wished Richard Simmons had shown up on that number! That would have been a hoot!

Tivette
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Tivette

Gripping and heartening…not a dull moment! Kudos to all for such great performances. It sure looked suspicious that Finn stashed a rather large syringe in his pocket just as Dr Griffin walked into the scene…may be a misdirect. However it sure seems someone wants to make Finn look bad. LOVED Anna, Robin, & Emma. Lucas & Brad have to be OK. And, I suspect Nicolas’ fall will put Jason in a bad light…a set-up maybe? Anyway, I loved it all! Great cat fight with Carly and Ave, too!

Patrick
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Patrick

the e-mail Nicholas sent hayden… “I bet you wished I were dead” not berbatim… but close enough and having Jason show up at the right time… just a plot point which all boils down to…. piss me off… how far Nicholas character is just not the same… from the start of J and S tenure… they have downgraded Tyler Christopher’ Nicholas… it’s all about Jason it’s all about this dumbed down story of the “War of the Roses” storyline… that doesn’t do anything.. but feature the Cassadine in a bad light I pray that whatever is going on… be it… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Patrick!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Great Thursday episode of GH. The last three days have been on fire. A little bit of everything you could ask for in one hour. I thought the body that would be discovered would be Lucas but in a good twist it turned out to be Nik. I also thought the person being arrested would be Julian or Alexis but in another good twist it turned out to be Sabrina. GH did a good job this week in throwing us off with the published spoilers cause it made for two moments that I didn’t see coming. Kiki and Dillon were… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I was thinking Jerry Jax is behind this but I love the Starvos theory. Also, Valentin has not been seen yet. I pray they cast him and its Michael Muhney!

Celia
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Celia

Love your post, Jay. You covered everything thoeoughly. It does look as if Jason has done Nik in and, he will probably be blamed.
Nonetheless, could Raymond Berlin ( is he dead?), or Hayden’s mother have done the deed? They want their diamonds back? LOL.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Quite the comprehensive post, Jay! To be honest I hadn’t thought about any of your theories…had other things on my mind so I didn’t get to the whodunnit stage in my mind yet! Good theories!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Overall, the Nurse’s Ball was, sadly, again, lame. Poor Lynn Herring (Lucy) tried with the wooden dialogue given her. With the exception of Wally Kurth and Brooklyn–and, of course, Kimberly’s emotional speech, summarizing what the Nurse’s Ball has been about al lthese years. Why? And during sweeps, with all the talent available, couldn’t they have done better? Another big disappointment! (Sigh!)

Timmm
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Timmm

Better than what Y&R offered. Their sweeps stories sucked!

Guest
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Guest

Well, I will say it it was better than the past two years because for once I felt like they FINALLY went back to what the Nurses’ Ball was about HIV/AIDS awareness. [at least , I lost track on the amount of times they mentioned HIV/AIDS] the past two years I think I could count it on one hand. It was that sad. I do think they need to rewatch previous # s again ..They were so professional ,, Quality acts!! Loved each one [ even the ones that seemed on the fly were – perfection.. The #NursesBallNeedsWendyRiche The Opening… Read more »

elizabeth
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elizabeth

Loved Robin and Emma and Ned. I also am really starting to like Kiki and Dillon. I never liked her character before even when Kristen Alderson was playing her. This is the first time I actually like her.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree. Not to piss off oltl fans but I was never impressed with Kristen! Haley is finding her groove and I like it!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I did enjoy the Nurses Ball as always but 2 things were highly absent this year that did give me a little bit of a pang in my belly. That would be Kathleen Gati not performing because she is so fun to watch when she tries to take over the ball and the other gripe I have is that Lucy didn’t end up in her underwear on stage. To me that was a staple every year the Ball was shown when she would somehow have her clothes off her. What’ll be next? The Quartermaines will get turkey on Thanksgiving instead… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

And no Richard Simmons! Boo!

Harry
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Harry

Damn, we were almost safe but then Sparkle Pony comes trotting out to sing that insipid song.
So, we get Disney but no DR O? While I hated Dr O as the chief of staff, I enjoyed her plotting with her boyfriend Faison and her campy, over-the-top performances on stage, There is no justice.

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Robin BUT her speech wasnt that good. She would state a fact and then laugh and then get serious with her message. It was strange! Dillon and Kiki’s song was really good! Robert has content on Youtube. He can sing! Haley, well I am really warming up to her and her portrayal. I hope Lucas lives. I smell Jerry Jax! Cannot stand Sabrina BUT she was good with Ep and Amy. By the way, I see Amy as a Meghan Trainor type of singer. I would like to see her cover Meghan at next years NB. She is… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

His name is Curtis

Wifey
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Wifey

Can somebody please tell me where I can find the dress Maxi, Lulu, Valerie, and Amy wore in their Doctor’s Orders number?

Celia
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Celia

Maxie’s dress ( by Jovani) was to die for, eh, Wifey? Looooved it! The embroidered floral illusion was Sexy as heck!!!!! That dress is definitely my pick. Everyone looked her best. I particularly liked Rebecca’s gown, as well. Big, bold flowers are all the rage.

Timmm
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Timmm

Windams!

Harold
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Harold

My suspicion is that we have not in reality seen Nicholas Cassadine in a very long time.

Tim
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Tim

The nurses ball was one long Aveeno commercial.

Timmm
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Timmm

Tim, more product placement if they spend more money on cast and sets!

Melissa
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Melissa

Really good performances. Loving Kiki and Dillon as a couple! Glad Lucy got to keep her clothes on!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Kiki and Dillon make a perfect couple. They look beautiful together and have great chemistry, which means setback for Morgan.

Rose
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Rose

Just RE-watched the entire #NursesBall week and went through SEVERAL hank-ies! Best NB to date.

The ENTIRE cast & crew brought their ‘A’ game to the NB performances and had FUN, right through to the finale (with my hankie close by

Rose
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Rose

Oops…the rest of my post disappeared.

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The ENTIRE cast & crew brought their ‘A’ game to the NB performances and had FUN, right through to the finale (with my hankie close by. ;)). KUDOS to Frank Valentini, Jean Passanante, Shelly Altman, GH Writers.

THANK YOU, Michael, for the FABulous rundown of the week! xox

rebecca1
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rebecca1

awwww…I know what u mean. 😉

vinman
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vinman

Liking Dillon&KIki alot….like the slow build up….never cared forherbefore..
Is it me or when looking at Dillon (RPWatkins)….I see a great resemblance of Johnny Z (Brandon Barash….especially in his eyes and smile.

Dylan
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Dylan

He looks like a 20 years younger Frank Valentini. LOL. WHY does no one see this??

Dylan
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Dylan

For the most part, impressed. I LOVED that Obrecht did NOT get to hijack the show. I find her numbers disturbing, dark, and creepy, and they do not fit in with the theme of the Ball in any way. I LOVE that Lucy did NOT end up in her underwear!! It’s been 22 years, that gag was fun, and maybe resurrect it in a year or two, but it was nice. The male stripping act has got to go. So does the song We Are One. It was touching the first time, repetitive the second time, cloying the third time,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

100 percent agree!

Harry
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Harry

No, Dylan, not too hard at all. I thought your observations and commentary were insightful and spot on.
I also scratched my head at the sight of Lulu and Valerie singing and dancing next to each other. I mean, if they have to be in the same number, could they at least not be positioned next to each other?

Bonnie
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Bonnie

The NB was to short this year and they cut corners. No dress changes, less acts. Though Dr. Orders was one of my favs next to Emma and Ned. Did anyone notice Emme, she was so good at dancing, like a cheer leader! I don’t care for Amy she is nothing like Amy Vining.

Rodd
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Rodd

Day three was really enjoyable for me. I really liked Dillon & Kiki’s number. RPW can really sing, which I already knew, and I was glad to hear HE can really hold her own with him. The ladies’ “Doctor’s Order” number was really great with the power-house SE leading the vocals. I wasn’t expecting Sabrina to show up, so that was a nice surprise. The three ladies sounded great together. As someone already mentioned, there was the shadow of someone standing on the rocks near where Nicolas laid. At first, thought Nicolas was trying to rig the window so he… Read more »

jacque
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jacque

With the exception of performance by Ned & Emma, Nurses Ball was terrible.

Jane
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Jane

I hated the Rap idea, the show fell short to me, just didn’t think it was that great.
the new Jake was the only part I liked with Franco. Once again Liz got crapped on and Sam looked better in her street clothing then that dull dress.

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

I made myself watch all in a row, Nice to see Robin with her family. Don’t get me wrong ,I love Emma,and I think she is a natural, but she cannot sing. I FF all of Carly except when Ava told her where to put the tape..I don’t like Ava but when it comes to her or carly. Ava wins. This was the worse ball yet. I don’t like Dr.O. but she is the only one on the show that can sing. I STILL get the idea that TIIC are doing their damndest to get this mess cancelled.Back to not… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I can’t believe the show wasted an opportunity to let Kathleen Gati perform. She’s been the best part of the last few Nurses Balls.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

I was quite disappointed that there was no number for Kathleen Gati. I hope she is presented with another opportunity to sing sometime throughout the year. I did not like the song that Hayley Erin and Robert Palmer Watkins sang, but I did like their singing. Wally and Brooklyn were adorable. She has a nice, appropriate 10-year-olds voice. “Doctor’s Orders” turned into a memorable number and nice showcase for the ladies. Sadly, there was a lack of excitement (remember Britt and Brad dishing the red carpet while they watched on TV), a lack of cohesion in the presentation and the… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Why was Dr. Monica Quartermaine, chief of staff, not at the Nurses Ball?

wendy
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wendy

The nurses ball 2016 , was the worse one ever. I was extremely disappointed with it . Day 1 was the red carpet , and the very weird opening number. Day 2 and 3 were the nurses ball but a very watered down version. There was no Kathleen Gati performance , no kelly monoco, no haunted starlets , And magic milo , was very weird , as this year, they added women to their act, as dancers. wtf ???? In all , there were only 5 performances . There were no ” WOW ” moments.though I love kiki with Dillon,… Read more »

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

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!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

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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