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GH Nurses' Ball 2017 Part Two: James Patrick Stuart Steals The Show As Valentin Sings To Nina!

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On the second installment of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2017 episodes, Tuesday brought a surprise musical performance from none other than Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart)!  After not being able to get through to his wife Nina (Michelle Stafford) that he loves her and wants to be with her, and not Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), the guy takes drastic measures!

How drastic?  He goes backstage where Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) is touching up her make-up for her next outfit change, and offers up a seven figure donation for HIV/AIDS research in return for something.  What is that something? Getting on to the stage as quickly as possible to sing a song to Nina! After we hear an offstage voice that is supposed to be Liesl (Kathleen Gati), who has been now replaced on-stage during her regularily scheduled slot, Valentin sits down at the piano and sings one of On-Air On-Soaps favorite Billy Joel songs of all-time, “And So It Goes”.

As he sings, Nina watches on with tears welling in her eyes, as this man pours his heart out to her in the song, which ends lyrically that she would break his heart too, if they were to break-up.

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James Patrick Stuart wowed with his voice and his performance, and we must also give kudos to Michelle Stafford, who played Nina’s reaction to perfection. Stuart who has always been a multi-talented man has also made Valentin a bad boy misunderstood charmer that you kind of root for!  Later in the episode and following Valentin’s performance, Anna wants answers from him to save people’s lives as to who he sold the deadly chimera to!  Finally, Valentin reveals that he sold it to Helena Cassadine.

Meanwhile, it is none other than Valentin’s daughter, Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) who unknowingly has activated the chimera with Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) standing by.  What will happen now that it is about to be unleashed at the ball?Jason (Billy Miller) is hanging around the ball after Sam (Kelly Monaco) departs to take care of their baby, and knows something is amiss with Jake (Hudson West) when his son decides to bow out of performing his magic act, when Jason confronts him about the chimera necklace.  Jake’s responses trouble his father.

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In other musical numbers: Brooklyn Rae Silzer was back as a crowd-pleaser leading the way in the Nurses’ Ball rendition of the Sara Bareilles tune, “Brave.” Brooklyn performed the number alongside Risa Dorken (Amy), Brytni Sarpy (Valerie) and Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), and Eden McCoy made her Nurses’ Ball debut as Josslyn performed, the original song, “It’s Not Over Yet.”

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In a touching moment beforehand, Joss got her big brother Michael’s (Chad Duell) support via the phone since he left the ball to see Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in the hospital. He told her to keep the phone with her, and he would be listening during the performance. Meanwhile, Nelle woke up as Joss sang at the ball and Michael was by her bedside.

And the continuing cliffhanger, which has been a great way to end each of the first two episodes of this year’s GH Nurses’ Ball … Sonny is closing in on the truth.

Andre (Anthony Montgomery) has received news from the lab that the crumbled pill at the bottom of Morgan’s pill bottle looks to be a placebo.

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It is all coming together for Sonny as Ava Jerome (Maura West) can’t let go of the fact that Sonny may be on to her, and the truth of what she did to Morgan is about to come out. When Carly (Laura Wright) questions Sonny why he is at the ball, he tells Carly that he finally knows what happened to Morgan.  We fade to black.

So, what was your favorite part of the GH Nurses Ball Pt 2? Share your thoughts on the second episode, the performances and the storylines in the comment section below!

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Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am a fan of Billy Joel’s work, but I never heard this song before– it was hauntingly beautiful and fit perfectly with the story line of Nina and Valentin—so that was my highlight

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

The song came from Billy Joel’s album “Storm Front”. That record had the big hit song “We Didn’t Start The Fire”. I had the disc playing in my car last week and I remembered how the whole album was so good back when i first heard it. I have pretty much everything by Billy Joel but this song really is a showcase for how great his work really is.

dmr
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dmr

Mary SF, I never heard the song before, either. I just listened to it on YouTube. It’s beautiful, will definitely be downloading it. I still have to see the first half of yesterday’s episode, too. I like Valentin. I think JPS brings such heart to the character.

Timmm
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Timmm

The song is off 1989’s album, “Storm Front.” James did an awesome job!

su0000
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su0000

I am so luvin Valentin..
The only story that hasn’t bored me to death is everything Valentin..
Anybody the messes with my Valentin will greatly suffer, I will smite them ! heh.

Hey Celia..
the Valentin character has a scent of ” Mr Morningstar (Lucifer ..
mmmmm both are irresistible !

dmr
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dmr

I love Valentin, too. JPS brings such depth and heart to the character. I love Valentin’s relationship with Charlotte, too. What do I love most? How Valentin puts that annoying, insipid Lulu in her place, haha! Honestly, I like his relationship with Nina, too, because I think JPS and MS have chemistry and they show what couples endure during relationships-certain insecurities, jealousies, hurt, etc., all while still loving the person that is causing them that emotional turmoil. It makes you want to root for them.

Celia
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Celia

Yeeees!!! Su, why didn’t I see this sooner? Agreed, they both stir, ahem….my senses. Ha!!

Celia
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Celia

All I have to say is that James Patrick Stuart (my Gran’s maiden name, LOL) stole the show since the very first moment he walked on stage, not just by showing his artistry at the NB. Good boy, or bad boy, there is something very endearing and humbling about him—a tangible, childlike pathos, yet so sexy. His begging ( Nina) would have normally turned me off, for a man to humble himself so. But, by the same token, it takes a real man to go after his love and not give up. As you say, su…..there is ‘the scent’ of… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve loved Valentin from the beginning…but I’m confused by your response, Su. Perhaps I don’t remember correctly but I thought you were disappointed that he wasn’t the dangerous, evil Cassadine that they implied he’d be???

Patrick
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Patrick

I can’t have @su going soft. I need @ for the tell it like it is. ( help )

wink wink ( jean and shelley ) parade of fan recall… September , 2017 is their renewal. walk the plank and sink.

I think theirs still a chance that his dastardly will surface. like that simmering heat. so does Nina.

anyway… my main point… LOVE LOVE LOVE all the positive posts about … GH LEADing Man…. Jason Patrick STuart. whew! he’s the best.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

haha, Patrick! yes…it does seem Su’s going soft on Valentin…hmmmm…. LOL! Can’t blame her! (or you). I love this complex, vulnerable yet seething-under-the-surface man too! But I have to admit I like his “human” side…don’t want to see him turn to the dark side. The mystery awaits!

su0000
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su0000

hey rebecca1 ..

I am disappointed he is not as advertised, the devil incarnate 🙁

but, dahm! he is so sensually hot that I luvs him anyways ..

I still have hope his Morningstar side will emerge ..

su0000
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su0000

hey Patrick ..
If I were Nina I would not let Valentin outta bed (( well except to make toast..
He is an all nighter man!!

but– he does have a darkside, I have to believe that 😉

Harry
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Harry

Did any one else else hear Valentin refer to a “beautiful piece of chocolate cake”?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahahah…I KNEW that was your comment, Harry, when it arrived in my inbox before I signed on here!. How I’ve missed you…(Addy…).

And please, bite your tongue that Valentin ever goes orange!

Boop
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Boop

I agree.

rose
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rose

This isn’t Broadway, so for the most part I’m just enjoying the Nurses Ball for what it is every year…a way for the cast of GH to highlight some of their other talents. Unlike other commenters, I’m not worried about Lulu’s dress. Under the circumstances I think she looks really nice (and I’m not a big Lulu lover), as does Charlotte in her matching colored “gown.” Then there’s the underlying currents of “drama” with Valentin, Nina and Anna…Jake, Chimera (sp?) and Helena’s long reach even from the grave…and of course Morgan/Ava/Sonny/Carly finale, I hope. This Morgan story, or should I… Read more »

rose
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rose

Thought Ned/Olivia, Dillon/Kiki, Epiphany/Felix, along with the other GH staff, did good tribute-covers of the George Michael, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen songs. But as much as I like Hallelujah I would rather have seen the musical part of the Ball end on a higher energy note instead this song…while meaningful, it can tend to be a little sad. Unless Dr. O makes an unscheduled appearance. I hope so, and we still save one more day!

Have been liking most of Lucy’s many gowns.

Harry
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Harry

Rose, I agree with your every word. This Nurse’s Ball really was the best one we’ve seen in a long time. Where was DR O? She puts on the best numbers while making us all chuckle. I loved the tributes to Bowie and Michael but could have done without the cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Cohen himself said he wished folks would stop covering his song because no one gets it right. The song is meant to be dark, ironic, with the redundant utterance of “Hallelujah” conveying world weariness and a loss of faith. Yes, the Cohen song conveys how… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry? “Heinous creature?” Nina? Nooooooo… I like Nina! I DON’T like how she’s treating Lulu; Lulu is Charlotte’s mother. Period. And, just like the abominable Carly, what right does anyone have to tell a mother (or a father) to stay away from his or her own child? Yes, obviously, if the parent is abusive, dangerous, etc. But Nina has no right, despite her step-mom role, to tell Lulu to stay away from Charlotte. Aside from that “pesky” little detail, I think Nina’s great and is hopefully, finally, getting the life that was stolen from her. Unless Valentin is suddenly unleased… Read more »

rose
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rose

rry & Rebecca…Leonard had a way of writing lyrics that could be interpreted different ways. His themes are universal, and can fit your situation at the time. I think he was a master at this, whether he meant to or not. If you go to youtube you can view a great, live Cohen speaking at his induction to the 2008 R&R HOF…into by Lou Reed, Halleljah tribute sung by Damian Rice. Wow. Thought it was really effective how they used “First We Take Manhattan” and “Hallejah” in the movie “Watchmen.” Very interesting, timeless view of terrorism, especially in lieu of… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

What a talented cast full of a bunch of triple threats (they can act, sing and dance).
Amy might be obnoxious but that girl comes off as seasoned Broadway pro. I could see her starring in Hair or something.
I was soooooooooo happy they did away with Magic Milo but not so happy that there was no Dr Oberet.
All in all, it was a very good Nurse’s Ball.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rhonda. Yes; agree. They’re all so talented and multi-faceted! I wrote a post about Amy but I guess it didn’t make the cut…She definitely has musical theatre about her. I actually could see her as the lead in Hairspray!

Wondering if Liesel didn’t have time to rehearse and perhaps that’s why she was cut from The Ball. Her real-life son and wife just gave birth. Maybe she was too busy helping out before/during…she hasn’t been around too much in general.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, Rose. I’ll look for it on youtube. Never saw Watchman. Have the graphic novel but have yet to read it…

Why are there no B&B discussions on this site? Kinda frustrating! LOL…I want to talk about it!!!

jenny
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jenny

Here the good and bad of Nurses Ball: Good: Perfomances great! My picks of ranking-Emma and others doing Brave and I was surpised that the actress who plays Amy and that Lexi Ainsworth could sing so well. Next would be Joss’s singing-another surprise that she sings so well. Hope GH finds a way to bring back karoke or some other way for singing to happen more. Remember when The Floating Rib was Jake’s and they did karoke? Maybe they can bring that back1 And yes I liked Valentin’s singing too but he ranks third in my choices. Also good is… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agree re newest bed partner for Sonny!

Lana
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Lana

Jenny you need to clean out your ears. That singing was horrible. Lexi couldn’t hold a note with autotune so I can only imagine how much worse it was without it

Shay
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Shay

Not a bad rendition of the Billy Joel tune by Mr. Stuart, but I certainly didn’t appreciate the “bait-and-switch” nature of his “usurped” appearance at the expense of Dr. O….I hope this doesn’t portend another year without Liesl’s—and the sensational Kathleen Gati’s— performing presence! Also, well-done you to Joss!!! Girl can sing! Other than that, not impressed at all so far….could have really done without the other banal musical production numbers, especially since I had so desired to be spared of that hokey “You’re Not Alone” for the umpteenth time….up-tempo or otherwise! Still waiting to be bowled over….

dmr
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dmr

I hope Dr. O somehow upstages the show and does a triumphant number! I LOVE Kathleen Gati and her talents are so wasted on this show!

Shay
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Shay

Another year of NB deep disappointment for diehard Dr. O. fans….sigh!

Timmm
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Timmm

JPS did a nice job singing William Martin Joel’s hidden classic! BUT, having Valentin sing makes him weaker than ever! Helena couldn’t bear to even say his name and he is on stage singing and playing the piano! NOW, if this was the classic sixties Batman show with Adam West and Burt Ward, after the great Maestro performed his musical piece, the piano would have omitted purple laughing gas, knocking out all the guests and Valentin would have stolen everyone’s jewels and carried Nina back to his hideout! HA HA HA!

Harry
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Harry

I felt outraged for you, Shay.
Dr O’s dark humor and saucy performance was sadly missed.
The Nurse’s Ball gives her the rare opportunity to show us what she’s got and they don’t allow her any stage time? OUTRAGEOUS!
Timm! I love the Batman and Robin TV show. It’s on TV Land and I still watch it from time to time.
PS I thought the Burt’s Bee’s plugging was odd and awkward.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Harry…I really am highly perturbed that immense talent as brilliant and eclectic as Kathleen Gati’s was once again relegated to the trash heap in favor of other acts which lacked the professional caliber that this engaging woman brings to everything she does. Personally, I found the entire event wanting!…I’ve seen better high school productions…actually, I’ve been in better high school productions, having spent my entire youth in the performing arts! Holy Mediocrity!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ugh. They plug a different sponsor each year. It’s so obvious and breaks the fourth wall…but I guess if advertising dollars contribute to keeping our show on the air…we gotta deal. Sigh. (I do like Burt’s Bees, though.)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

and I must say that lip color DID look great on Valerie!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I think mud would look great on Valerie. That girl is gorgeous.
How would you like to be Lulu of the giant spinning top watching your husband’s ex lover prance around on stage looking so hot?
Was it that imperative that Lulu be part of the Nurse’s Ball? It was ridiculous with her rolling around the ballroom looking 10 months pregnant and with everyone pretending not to notice.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

We agree again, Rhonda. The actress who plays Valerie is gorgeous…thought so from the minute she set her funky/hip self in town. You probably know this but she’s actually a model, as well.

Shay
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Shay

@Harry…I’ll second your motion…Nina truly is a “heinous creature!” Oh, and I appreciated your particular analysis on Cohen and his music. I’ve never been a fan, but I do agree his “Hallelujah” is one of the most overused songs of this century, especially this past decade…it seems to be omnipresent, even in the most inappropriate places. The only way that this selection could have been adequately covered would have been by Dr. O. herself, perhaps in harmony with Helena???…You couldn’t get more “dark and ironic” that that, eh????

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

If im not treated to our beloved mutter Liesel i’ll have to go back to therapy!!!

Celia
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Celia

LOL.

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Wow! I had no idea how talented Mr. Stuart is! Bravo! Now I like Valentin even more, if that was even possible!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m reaching to the heavens …

gobsmacked and to the moon

long live the best leading man; who owns…. OWNS; GH

i’m not saying he’s thee best… he simply has all the serial recipe .

the Quartermaines will always reign supreme

the #1 family in my book @Port Charles. Valentin / Nina / Charlotte

Steve
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Steve

JPS continues to amaze. If only they hadn’t made Valentin kill Nikolas and shoot Kevin.

If we don’t get to see Liesl perform, that, combined with her being responsible for Finn’s specimen tampering might signal KG’s time in PC is ending.

Celia
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Celia

I have a theory, Steve. Would you believe it was Helena or Faison in a Valentin -mask?
Agree about Liesl’s fate.

Steve
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Steve

If Ron C were writing the show, Celia, the mask would be in play. Jelly don’t go for the over-the-top plot twists like face masks.

The only way Valentin could be redeemed is it’s revealed he helped Nik fake his death and that he wasn’t aiming at Laura when he “accidentally” shot Kevin.

Blind items and many sources say Michael Easton (Finn) is out. What that means for ReBu and KG remains to be seen.

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Steve. Always clearing things up for me. I don’t pay much attention ( or can keep track of) the ‘changing of the guard’)—-I should know when the writing changes hands. My bad.

Patrick
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Patrick

I just watched Dr. O – kinda peeved that GH would carelessly, and even reckless with two characters who bring so much presence, intelligence, and just overall intrigue

Brad and Dr. O

all to prop Finn and Hayden . who, still to this day… have no meaning… and do not generate one iota of interest.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Steve…wow! I didn’t read that about Michael Easton! I have to say I never took to his character; too quirky. But I’d still miss him. Perhaps he can finally come back as John McBain. Wondering if he’d even be interested in doing that. He’s got so much going on…his graphic novels, independent films, etc and as much as I’d love to see OLTL characters come aboard only IF they were kept in character and not ruined.

I hate the comings and goings…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Steve… oh…and to eleaborate…for example. I was looking forward to Hillary Smith as Nora making an appearance on GH but was completely disappointed. She didn’t feel like Nora to me…out of context…away from Bo, Matthew, etc. At least if they had brought Bo along with her…dunno…maybe they’d say he had old friends on the police force there or something…we could have gotten some of their lovable, romantic rapport.

have no idea if you even watched OLTL (don’t remember if you ever mentioned it) so my points might be completely moot for you.

Steve
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Steve

&rebecca1 Here’s what you do when don’t find the rainbow’s end… I can sing you the rest of the 80’s theme song from OLTL and watched with my mom Karen’s testimony on the stand (how my mother let a 10-year old watch that!) so I’m rather versed on OLTL history. Yes, Nora could have easily said that Bo and Mac had worked together on a case or two. I did not like the way the writers insinuated that Nora took Olivia’s case as a payoff from Valentin. Nora was always above reproach. I did appreciate that the writers gave TW… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Steve! Ha! Well done…I wouldn’t remember the song…only if I heard it!

I know, I know…but I don’t want Michael Easton to move on… (pout)…unless you meant McBain needs to move on. I really don’t get why it’s been so difficult to write for MB…he did so well on OLTL and as Caleb. He’s sexy as hell and has incredible charm. I’m holding out hope that they don’t get rid of him but somehow light a spark under Finn! He is a doctor…and could become vital if they let him.

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1

The problem with both Silas and Finn were that neither were a part of a core/legacy family. ME could’ve been a good Steven Lars.

Once Jason came back on the scene, KeMo was destined for that pairing. Silas and Ava worked as friends (not a couple). The character basically ran out of story.

Finn showed promise through his friendship with Tracy. Now that she’s gone, his only connections on the canvas are Hayden and Monica (and the lizard). If he stays, they’ve got to give us a reason to really care about the character.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

That was a really great performance by James Patrick Stuart. Some of you may not know that music runs in his family. His father is Chad Stuart, half of the duo Chad & Jeremy, who had a bunch of hits in the 60’s as part of the so-called British Invasion in the aftermath of the arrival of The Beatles. I liked all of the performances on today’s show. Long live GH!

rose
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rose

Mister Media…Thanks for the info about JPS’s father being Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy. I did not know. Maybe that has a little bit to do with the way Valentin played to Nina, much his dad’s style, even if it was a Billy Joel song.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Didn’t know that about his father. Thanks for the trivia! Love it! Yes, t’was a good performance–playing piano AND singing. Go!

Shay
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Shay

And the other half of the duo, Jeremy Clyde, launched an acting career after his initial musical success with Chad….(even though they do still perform together on occasion.) I’ve often spotted him in British tv shows and movies.

Celia
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Celia

I had no clue, Shay. No wonder…. his talent shows!!
James was also, Dixie’s brother, Will on AMC.

Caren Karkas
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Caren Karkas

do you know where Lexi Ainsworth (Christina) got her outfit she was wearing for her performance at the nurses ball?

Thank you

donna
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donna

What song did Jocelyn sing and who is the original singer? Great job! Love the ball every year!!! Thanks

Timmm
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Timmm

The performances were really good today. I love Billy Joel and am happy to see one of his songs surprisingly performed quite well by Valentin. The side stories sucked! MORGAN MORGAN MORGAN! I am so sick of this character! I got him off my screen but he will not go away! Then there is CRYchael running to Nelle’s side. Snore Snore snore! Valerie looked beautiful. Her dress was gorgeous. Why not reboot her and have her do something else on the show other than being a cop. Lets forget the whole Dante thing and have her work at the Metro… Read more »

Morgan860Farantino
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Morgan860Farantino

#JAMESPATRICKSTUARTNURSEBALL2017 was incredible. James P.Stuart as Valentin Cassadine singing the most beautiful rendition of a lovely song like that was top-notch not near perfect but PERFECTLY done. I am re-watching it a few x, and will all year off and on, only the 1 scene with this handsome talented, “Bad-boy turn good charmer.” The tall lovely NINA has to forgive him.Heck, i would! LOL but not for a “cheating on the physical level with another nope.”i would take him back for the “emotional-connect thing going on with ANNA!” Heck they did not have sex, or nothing like that. He clearly… Read more »

Morgan860Farantino
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Morgan860Farantino

To Timmm lmfao on “your morgan morgan morgan comment”i so agree. UGH .

But i am happy it is all out now and AVA the killer of CONNIE/KATE and the loser who change a patient pills is below even her to do this,and i am happy sonny know.

Tristan
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Tristan

Wow: this is Tony Geary/Luke Spencer redux! As we all remember, Geary’s Luke was brought to GH as a short-term, non-contract villain to cause problems for Scotty and Laura. Geary’s talent and charisma exploded off the screen, making him an unexpected star. The show was re-built around Luke, and his evil deeds were “whitewashed” by rewrites. This is exactly the same situation with James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine. He was intended to be a short-term, non-contract villain — murderer of Nic, for heaven’s sake — who is becoming hugely, unexpectedly popular, especially with female fans. The song cinched it,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Tristan, yes, yes and yes.
Anna and Valentin have a deep connection and their chemistry is through the roof.
Throwing her twin in the mix just deflected and yes, kind of ruined their story.
Moreover, I watched AMC when Alec Merrick was on and she was a very sweet, albeit fragile, character.
They turned her into a shrew for no apparent reason. Valentin comes alive when in Anna’s presence and vice versa. They have rumblings of a supercouple but as you assert, that is going to be difficult now with the Nina/Alex debacle.

Shay
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Shay

The character of “Nina” is a debacle unto herself….and becomes one for any male to whom she hitches her wagon! ‘Tis a real shame that Valentin is now the one shackled to that shrew when he is utter perfection with Anna!

Tristan
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Tristan

Harry, indeed: Anna and Valentin do have super couple promise written all over them!!!! Nina is far too unstable to function as his great love in any storyline. So, I remain mystified about whether there IS any story left for Anna and Val, after so many of us were seduced by their chemistry. If not, WHAT A WASTE!!!!!! Gloria Monty would have seen this and, bam, created a slow, luxurious build for Anna and Val, gradually unearthing the secrets and depths that both characters have. Anna is deep. NIna, on the other hand, is all out there. We know her.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Nina is no more damaged than Valentin…she spent twenty years of her life in an actual coma…Valentin lived the majority of his life as an outcast…though productive and brilliant spurned and probably celibate until Alex slept with him. In my opinion that’s the beauty of their bond, two lost souls who found each other, understand each other and accept each other. Valentin, like Nina, lost his way. And now ‘they’re found.”

Sigh… 🙂

su0000
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su0000

hi rebecca1 ..
yes yes yes!!!
I agree with you, right on !!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

well thank you, su!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Now THAT”S what I’m talking about! (Gotta Have) Faith with “Ned” and “Olivia”! Should’ve started with that up-tempo number! Good on them!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Kiki and Dillon–TOO frenetic–would have been more enjoyable with a bit less “business” on stage with them. But a cute couple, nonetheless.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…As he sings, Nina watches on with tears welling in her eyes, as this man pours his heart out to her in the song ”

just a full on serial recipe of dream and – heart – pull

this reaches

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Finale–very moving! Genie and other cast members seemed moved also. Kimberly’s remarks poignant and perfect.
Final review of Nurses’ Ball 2017—way too choppy for any sustained impression–some nice moments and a fine ending.

k/kay
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k/kay

Well I have watched it and I have not been happy with GH for a while but I thought they did a nice job some of it cheesy but you take the bad with the good. I do not if you played the drinking game every time they said Morgan or the pills you were indeed intoxicated. As for Ava you go girl get you a good lawyer those pills have went thru how many hands? All circumtantional evidence my darling MW deserves better then this I personally think she has done this show a favor taken out Morgan and… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Carly ! Oops

JK
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JK

EXCELLENT SHOWS!!!! CONGRATS TO THE MANY TALENTED PEOPLE OF G.H.

Patty
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Patty

Loved Valentin , Jocelyn and both Q brothers and olive !!

Lee (Phyllis)
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Lee (Phyllis)

Loved James Patrick Stuart , my favorite performance! Missed Anna and (someone) performing the Tango. Would have loved to hear Kathleen Gati sing again this year. Missed Emma singing, she is such a talent. I was puzzled to hear Dylan sing without Kiki…… he sang and she just danced/walked around. Why didn’t they perform a duet?? Most disappointing for me…. Robin didn’t show in person. More actors could have performed, they had a lot of dead space. The fans like to be surprised by the actors showing off their God given talents.

Steve
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Steve

In recapping the ball, there were some fine performances, but many questions abound: 1. Was this the first year that the performances took a seat way behind the reveal of ongoing storylines? 2. Does Becky’s new contract state she doesn’t have to perform in the NB? It seemed strange that she was the only nurse not in the opening or closing numbers. Even JZ lip synched her way through both. 3. Was anyone else annoyed by the overuse of auto tune? 4. (Maybe most important) This was the first year that no doctors performed. Griffin? Liesl? Andre? On a show… Read more »

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Wonderfully entertaining episode of GH! I just love the Nurses Ball so much! The two big stories had strong cliffhangers, some major movement, and are about to climax at the same time! The next two days will be must see TV! I was happy with the three music acts on this day. We had two strong ballads and one pretty fun number. I enjoyed the opening performance with the four girls for what it was. A cute catchy feelgood upbeat group number. Loved my favorite Corinthos kid, Kristina, working the stage in those cute overalls. I am happy to see… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Very thorough analysis. Eden (Joss) is a real find. They have to SORAS Cameron now as Joss needs someone in her age group.

Like Kimberly Mc before her, Brooklyn S is so good. Emma can never be SORASed!

MLouise
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MLouise

Enjoyed reading all the comments about the ball. I have replayed Valentin’s song a dozen times. Loved his version of the B. Joel song.

Can’t wait to see if Ava gets out of this situation. I’d hate to see Maura West leave the show. Have enjoyed her acting since she was on ATWT.

Patricio
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Patricio

I have always thought the song he sang was Billy Joel’s greatest composition. This actor did Mr. Joel proud !

General Hospital

GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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General Hospital

OLTL Alum Christopher Cousins Appears on General Hospital as Dante’s Doctor

On Thursday, the very shrewd fans of daytime drama, noticed a very familiar face on General Hospital in scenes with Dominic Zamprogna in Dante’s return storyline.

Playing Dante’s Doctor turned out to be Christopher Cousins, most soap-famous for his role as Cain Rogan on One Life to Live from 1991 to 1994 and later reprising the role of the conman back in 2008.  Cain was romantically involved with Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) while in story in Llanview.

Cousins also made appearance on two other daytime drama: as Greg Houston on Another World in 1986 and as Colin Crowley on As the World Turns in 1990.  More recently Christopher has been appearing in numerous primetime TV shows and films.

So, do you hope Christopher sticks around on General Hospital?  Do you think it’s just a guest stint for him to serve Dante’s story? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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