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

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On Tuesday’s second installment of the 2016 GH Nurses’ Ball, it was cuteness abound when Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) and Ned (Wally Kurth) took to the stage for their duet, a rendition of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s version of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”  Kudos to the costume department for their nod to Elton’s garb, which made the whole number even go higher on the cuteness chart.  Following the number, Lucy (Lynn Herring) ensures the audience there will be no nurses’ ball interuptus (that’s you, Liesl, she is talking about).  However, Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) stumbles across Liesl (Kathleen Gati) gagged and tied up, and unties her.

In a second high cuteness factor musical number that also drives a further wedge between Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco), and Franco (Roger Howarth) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), little Jake (Hudson West) is about to making his singing debut at the ball.   When Lucy informs him, due to the missing Lucas (Ryan Carnes), they have to move up Jake’s number, he gets scared.  But Franco is Johnny-on-the-spot and tells Jake to just envision everyone in the audience as duck’s “quacking”.

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When it’s his turn to take the stage, Jake freezes.  But it’s Franco to the rescue, who accompanies him on a percussion shaker, and even sings a few bars, along with the guitarist to the tune, “This Changes Everything.”   Elizabeth could not be more proud.

Nina (Michelle Stafford) is visibly shaken and upset. Backstage, Jake is happy to see his dad, Jason.   However, Jake says he doesn’t know what he would have done without Franco.  Everyone glares at each other! Later, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) hands Jason a legal document informing him he is being sued by Nikolas (Tyler Christopher).  She says the dark prince claims the money Jason used to buy ELQ is from organized crime.  She goes on to tell Jason that the money has been scrubbed clean, but the IRS has frozen his assets!  He is furious.

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There’s nothing better than a diva beat down bitchfight, and that is what GH’s Daytime Emmy winning actresses, Laura Wright (Carly) and Maura West (Ava) provided the viewers!  When Carly shows the gloating Ava that she has the flash drive and the video of Ava’s S&M sex romp with D.A. Paul Horsnby (Richard Burgi), she tells Ava she will never get custody of baby Avery now.  But Ava laughs in Carly’s face, and says do her best to bring her down, she has suffered much worse.  Carly says she will post it online.   A catfight ensues and somehow Ava flushes the flash drive down the toilet.  Carly laughs at her and says she has a copy of it saved on a cloud.  Carly then texts the video over to Paul’s cell.  He is mortified!  Paul finds Ava and tells her to make this go away and do whatever Carly wants, as he still has the tape of her confessing to the murder of Connie Falconeri.

While Lucas has gone MIA, after finding a knocked-out Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and taking her to the hospital, there is panic in the ballroom as they need another guy to be part of the Magic Milo and the Magic Wands strip tease act.  They rope in Dr. Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen).  Soon, Griffin, Milo (Drew Cheetwood), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins), and Curtis (Donnell Turner) take to the stage to the delight of the females in the audience.

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At GH, Finn (Michael Easton) checks out Bobbie, and she tells her son to get back to the ball and go get married to Brad (Parry Shen) who is waiting for him so they can say their “I do’s”.  Lucas says he is not leaving.  Bobbie demands that he goes.  After he leaves, he realizes he left his car keys in Bobbie’s hospital room.  He comes back to happen upon a stranger about to inject a syringe into his mother!  We next find out Lucas has been attacked and is lying on the floor not moving, just after Lucy begins presiding over the Brucas wedding ceremony.  Brad has come out on stage, but when they introduce Lucas as the other groom; he is nowhere to be found.

So, what did you think of the second part of the 2016 GH Nurses’ Ball?  What was your favorite musical number?  What was your favorite moment in the episode? Are you looking forward today’s third and final part of the ball? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! But first check out the three main performanced from the episode below.

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Timmm
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Timmm

NB part II was a little better. I am not a fan of interloping other stories while the Ball goes on BUT it worked out fairly well this year. I love Wally Kurth but he is Eddie Maine, the rocker, not a flashy stage hound like Elton John. I thought the song was atrocious! Little Jake was cute. I really thought the guy who played the guitar was very good and should record the song himself! The Carly/Ava fight was LAME! The striptease was okay this year. The ladies in the beginning made it classier. The guys looked good BUT,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Lucas is in an induced , as it were… “coma”

just enough alive and warm to harvest his bodacious internal organ

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I do believe you are on to something, Patrick!

Timmm
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Timmm

Until Jerry Jax makes PC aware of his demands! I pray Robert Scorpio comes in on this case and kicks ass!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hands down–Wally Kurth and Brooklyn S.–Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”–Wally is a great talent and a real warm presence on screen. Need more of him on GH–though the number went on a tad to long–probably to indulge the little cutie singing with him.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

The Franco,Jake and Elizabeth scene. Hands down!

alice
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alice

Who wrote the song that jake sang?

JD
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JD

The guy that played the guitar and sang a bit wrote it. Saw his name on this vid on YouTube.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

That was my favorite part of the NB on day 2. I love seeing Franco interact with Jake. He seems to be a much better person when he has scenes with the boy.

Terri
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Terri

I agree loved Jake , Franco and Liz.

JD
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JD

agreed – hands down. Best of the Ball to me. The new Jake is great.

dmr
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dmr

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Emma and Ned’s rendition of Elton and Kiki’s duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” It was so adorable and really well-done! I love Wally Kurth, always have, and love when he is welcomed back to Port Charles. The same goes for Brooklyn; she has more talent than most of the adult actresses on the show! Way to go, guys!!!

paul453
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paul453

I agree completely.

I haven’t liked that song until I saw them do it. I plan to watch it many more times. And their voices complemented each other so well. The staging and costumes were perfect. A brilliant idea well executed.

conniemac
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conniemac

no doubt about it. they stole the show

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree completely.

it is possible to fall in love that much more…. “husband material” Ned Quartermaine

they sounded great together… very believable as a “show” classiest part

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

But kiki(Jerome)i shouldve been part of that number,,,lol

Patrick
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Patrick

Kiki is my pick for best dressed… and just va-va-voom

I agree with some one’ post… that Father Griffin should not have been out their…. ala Magic Mike.

he looked a little uncomfortable … which is OK… I can appreciate that an “actor” would not be in to doing this

on the other hand… what a beautiful face

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh my G-d!!!! Wally Kurth and Brooklyn couldn’t have been more adorable, heartwarming and entertaining! Wally Kurth just exudes cute and likeability with those dimples and his intangible warmth…and Brooklyn is a modern day Shirley Temple sans curls! This beautiful little girl is over-the-top talented and together they just blew the roof over charming. Loved them! Next was Roger and Hudson. Their number was so sweet, this lost little boy and the lost man helping each other, bonding..just a great relationship to watch. Roger was soooo cute and his sexy self singing and rockin’ the shaker…and the look of relief… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Loved Ned and Emma singing “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” too. I could not decide who was cuter, Ned or Emma. (why oh why don’t they sign Wally Kurth to contract and give him front burner stories?). I did like the Todd, er, I mean, Franco and Jake singing together and it reminded me very much of similar scene from the movie “About a Boy” starring Hugh Grant. Laura looked beautiful and she was a sight for sore eyes–love her with Kevin. I also adored watching Lucy Co strut her stuff with such eloquence, as I wondered if she has… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Wally, but he’s doing Days as well. Amazing that he manages to go back and forth in a short time frame and still be able to immerse himself in completely different characters. But, yeah, another missed opportunity on GH’s part to keep and feature this treasure aka Wally Kurth. As for the male dance number, lol, I’m not one to complain ’bout gorgeous guys “gone wild.”
Lucy, another favorite, is getting on my nerves as host this year. Still, would love her to stay on…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry, forgot to mention, About A Boy was adapted to a TV show as well which was adorable. Yes, Franco and Jake are reminiscent of that. As for Franco-Todd, I don’t even care if the two characters merged or if he’s Todd by another name. Just love Roger and have really grown fo love whoever it is he’s playing!

Harry
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Harry

I didn’t know that “About a Boy” was made into a television sitcom, Rebecca.
I do believe Wally Kurth would be open to working full time on GH had an offer been made but since it hasn’t, he elects to work on Days.
I also cannot understand why Tristan Rogers has not been offered a contract on GH. He was really needed today when his daughter delivered her heart felt speech.
However, Finola Hughes was amazing and so good with her reaction to Robin’s speech that one could not tell if she was even acting. Her reaction felt real.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Harry, as usual, I am totally in agreement with you.
And, yes, Genie was lovely as usual.
Re: Magic Milo striptease–what in the h–l was that UGLY get-up they had on? Gee, whiz–what a complete turnoff–I could see only the UGLY blue, ill-fitting “TRUNKS??

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Another point I wanted to add is I love that the CAST is actually at the Ball and not a bunch of fillers. It’s very well done…take the scene where Lucy is trying to convince Munro to be in the number…if you look behind her shoulder you can see Franco, Dante, Lulu, etc all chatting at their tables. I feel like they paid more attention to these details than in recent years.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Loved this episode from start to finish. I honestly can not recall a better opening to GH then what I saw on that stage with Ned and Emma. One of the most enjoyable unexcepted surprises and such a upbeat feelgood performance by Wally and Brooklyn. Ned is my third favorite male character of all time (only behind Sonny and Frisco) and Emma is my favorite GH kid of all time so I couldn’t have been more pleased with this matchup. The Magic Milo performance this year was a major improvement over last years and I really liked everything about it.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

EYE CANDY unmomento

Milo and Dillan…. more please

love how you mentioned : “…all did those body rolls at the side of their current/possible love interests ”

I fell over… watching Dillon

Patrick
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Patrick

Carly overkill… playing GOD… telling Ava she’s lost custody of her daughter Avery! that would make any mother go ballistic damn IT… wouldn’t it be oh so delicious to see Ava take out the most annoying character… Carly as I’ve posted before… what the point of having Carly on the show “…isn’t it just tiring… to tell Carly to just calm the expletive down… but as we all know… no one approaches Carly in the first place…. she has to barge in every ones face to get attention, hence Carly is forced on every one… what is the point? where’s… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

It’s disgusting how Carly pulls out all the stops for a child who isn’t even hers but can’t be concerned with her own daughter other than those monthly “where’d Jocelyn’s donated organs come from?” moments.

No matter her faults, at least Ava actively tries to be a mother to her daughters instead of ignoring them and trying to obtain custody of other people’s children.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

NO ONE to pull for in THAT cat fight!

Julie
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Julie

i love Carley!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Don’t get me started on the character of Carly everybody slams Liz as a mother but when did Carly get the award never have cared for the character Tamara Braun brought a little warmth to her but basically she is a miserable over bearing individual!

Harry
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Harry

K/Kay–I know I get on your last nerve but I love every one of your comments.

su0000
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su0000

Hi Patrick..
Women no longer slappy catfight..
Ava would have coldcocked Carly, one solid punch straight on, in real life.
I thought it was a schoolyard scuffle going on LOL ..
It was weak, very weak considering the two brawlers and the stakes.

J&S are focusing on the Corinthos family, and will continue to put them upfront.

k/kay
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k/kay

Harry you do not get on my last nerve nobody does on this board for the most part I think everybody is pretty good about accepting other people’s opinions etc . I get out of line from time to time with my sarcasm trying to work on that! Best to you

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

WHY? WHY???

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Excuse me, but I thought the show’s title was General Hospital not General Mafia?!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Why su0000? Tell me why?????!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Emma and Ned were the highlight of the Nurses Ball. Everything else before or after thus far has been lackluster.

Lisa
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Lisa

Loved Franco and little Jake. They were so cute. I’m very happy Jake was recast with an actor who can act. The previous Jake creeped me out.

Tae
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Tae

Ned and Emma was hand down the best part of the show! Ava/ Carly was hyped to be more I jus don’t get it why is Ava being handed these little parts miss the days she was headlining it seems like they find Carly something to do every day but Ava is left behind.. Should I remind the writers about the crypt sex, Nina/Ava scenes giving birth, Ava first coming to port Charles the killings I just don’t like this writing regime everyone said Ron was boring stories since they took over I have not really enjoyed no story at… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Ned and Emma’s’ song was just so darn adorable!!! LOVED IT! A solid A. Little beats were not played and were noticed. Like, why was Jake asked to sing? The audience never heard mention of his ability to do so. Of course, it was all a plot point to show the calming influence of bad-guy Franco on the kid. But Jake’s little brothers MIA ~ along with Grandma Audrey ~ stuck out to me. I think the song was cute and the guys all sounded good together. Who knew a kid would soften Franco? It was heart-breaking to see Nina’s… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agree–no Tracy and Monica? PL-EEEE–SE!?

Mister Media
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Mister Media

GH viewers who may not have seen Roger Howarth’s amazing work for all those years on One Life To Live got a glimpse of his profound talent in the musical number with Jake. When he is called upon to play relatable emotions and drama grounded in reality rather then B.S. and nonsense he can bring it like nobody else. Watching Howarth connect with Franco’s innate humanity was the highlight for me.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Mister Media, lol. I replied to your post regarding Roger H but it wound up further down the page .

JD
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JD

I agree on all fronts Mister M. That number was awesome and is what stayed with me. I love any scenes with Roger. And loving the new Jake.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay call me Ms. Wet Blanket, but my favorite part was the closing credits. I have never liked the Nurse’s Ball, but I know it is something I have to endure yearly, like getting my teeth clean– only wish if we have to go through three day waste of time, that ABC would at least put a phone number up for viewers to actually donate to AMFAR and let some real good come out of this tedious yearly ritual.

JD
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JD

I used to feel that way but like them giving the actors a chance to do something different. Great idea on making it real fundraiser tho.

Anne
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Anne

Applause, applause to Ned and Emma. Same to Dylan and KiKi. Overall the Nurses Ball is delightful. Several things, though, bugged me. First allowing Griffin as a priest to strip was kinda sick, even for a soap. Not that he didn’t do a great job. Little Jake is a winning performer, but who would allow a child with Jake’s history and issues to be on a stage singing at this point? He and Franco were great together, but the premise was wrong. I know I’ll be criticized for this, but the idea of pairing Milo and Epiphany was absurd several… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Anne, you will not be lambasted by the likes of me.
But if I start to explain why Milo and Epiphany are such an incongruous and unbelievable pairing, someone will cry out,”Racist!’ or “Ageist!” or “Body Weight Police!”
The sad thing is that the two actors involved seem to feel it too and look embarrassed.

k/kay
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k/kay

Yep we have gotten so wrapped up in this country with color of skin sexuality that it is getting tiresome! I expect any day for Snicker candy bars to be pulled off the shelves because the black wrapper has to be racist! If there is a God and I am positive in my heart their is he certainly does not care about those things he loves us all!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Again, Harry–your comments are spot-on!

Pamela
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Pamela

I was captivated by Franco & Jake’s number; wish I could know guitarist’s name and who wrote the song (one and same?). Could not find it on YouTube (although there are other songs with same title). And part III of the ball shown today — can I reveal? — the “You’re Not Alone” rendition by nurse Amy, Sabrina and Epiphany. Made me cry! So many good vocal talents in the GH cast.

Harry
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Harry

Pamela, for a minute there I thought that guitarist was John Meyer.
But I guess if he were John Meyer he’d be hitting on Maxie, Lizzy and Kiki.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

Anne
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Anne

Yes, that’s it! Embarrassment. What the writers could have done was create a strong friendship between Milo and Epiphany, kind of like what she had with Patrick, or maybe have Milo work to get E in shape. When Lulu was with Milo when she lost her memory, didn’t he constantly try to get her to work out with him? And she had no body fat whatsover.

JD
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JD

lol

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

This one is easy and no competition: Ava and Carly’s fight. LOVED IT. (I like how Ava just silently starts taking off her jewelry…)

Alan
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Alan

Ned and Emma were easily the best moment of the show.

The worst moment was a tie between Lucas being unable to find Brad in that “crowd” of 20 people to tell him he was leaving minutes before their nuptials and Carly acting all superior to Ava (I just can’t with Carly and her ridiculous argument that Avery’s murderous mother is an inferior parent compared to Avery’s murderous father who was actually convicted for his crime…)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

So well said…Franco’s inate humanity. This version, Franco2, has evolved into a very complex charactor. Roger injects humor and pathos into the role. His number with Jake completely blew me away…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Gotta hand him that–RH TRIED in a horrible part!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Your version of horrible is my version of fantastic Nancy. And I don’t think RH even has to try..

JD
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JD

I’m with Rebecca on this one.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol Anne. I’m a Lucy fan but I completely agree with your last paragraph. I commented to Harry in another post that she’s getting on my nerves. Her announcements and intros are just so pretentious, affected…very grating. I find her less so when she’s sincerely frantic!

John
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John

We need Sigmund the duck, with lucy again lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol

Harry
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Harry

Really?
I mean, she does grate on my nerves at times, but Lynne Herring has a way of allowing her humanity to glint through her character’s eyes. As they did so today when she introduced Robin.
Considering that Lucy is only now on about once a year, it is amazing how Lynne Herring finds her footing as this character so seamlessly.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve slways loved Scorpio too. We’d probably have to search far and wide to find a viewer who waytched him “back in the day” who doesn’t. I do wonder though where his place would be now…no Sean, Tiffany, Luke, Mac, Holly, Lucky, Frisco, Helena, spy escapades…no Robin! His last few appearances had him uttering a few sentences and sitting in the back of his daughter’s wedding. We can’t recreate the past and I think they finished Anna and Robert’s love story a long time ago. Would I like to see it rekindled? If done right it could be great, dunno.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Now, now, Harry, give your fellow posters some credit. Cries of ageism have been well warranted in much of the archives here. Racism and “weightism” (I just coined that and Iike it!) exists out here too, as all sites are a microcosm of the real world. But that doesn’t mean you have to like or shouldn’t say you don’t like a particular person or pairing, depends on how it’s expressed and fhe reasoning.
By the way, I responded to your About A Boy and Scorpio reply…it wound up on toward the bottom of rhis page.

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Little Jake’s number posed a musical question for me. Unfortunately, the question was “Are we being punished?”

JD
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JD

oh no! amazing how different folks view things. I loved it on many levels and have watched it several times since on YouTube. No one had really spoken of what Jake may have been thru at the hands of Helena. The song was just right.

KAREN VESCIO
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KAREN VESCIO

what was the song name that kiki sang today

General Hospital

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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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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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

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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