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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

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In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Steve
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Steve

The guy from the parking lot trying to hold a gun on Anna Devane was almost laughable. He’s probably the mist complained about actor/character since Courtney.

Wake up ABC, 4th place should be your indicator that something is wrong — that is, if you want this show to survive.

su000
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su000

GH falling to the last should be an eyeopener to ABC, a hint to clean house.
It will be interesting to see what will happen.(( most likely nothing will be done.

Harry
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Harry

Steve, as Robert said to Peter today,”Get going, you creep.”

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Well, Harry, once again we disagree. Love Peter, love Wes’s portrayal and I thought he was excellent,especially when he found out Anna was his mother. Great emotion-laden, tense scene.

And, wrote u a long reply to your comment to me regarding Anna, Finn, Alexis. Frustrating that Michael had to lose a lot of his comments transferring to this site but, Wow! I couldn’t have disagreed with u more. I think we should reward ourselves with ice cream…or a merlot…each time we DO agree!

However, glad u found your way to our new “home” here! I thought we had all been evicted!

rose
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rose

Hi Rebecca1…Yea! I found my way to the new site. Like you I really like Peter/Wes. Have from the beginning. Not sure why some others have a problem with him except the idea they keep pushing about his possible audition in the parking lot. And I think Anna/Finola is doing a great job trying balance the guilt she feels about being his absentee mother along with her training and professionalism as a WSB agent. I also like Lucy (again always have) except when she wanted to try to sell GH and turn it into condos. She’s a real survivor. As… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi, Rose! Good to “see you again!” 😉 There is a lot of Peter love; maybe not on this site but I’ve been peeking in on others and he definitely has his share of fans; both the character and the actor. He didn’t actually have his audition in the parking lot; I believe he and Laura ran into Frank in the parking lot and I guess Frank invited him to audition for the role. I have no doubt he got it due to his soap background and his fit for the role. I like him more and more, especially now… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Absolutely! Peter Parking Lot has already taken up too much space on the GH canvas…the sooner he is gone, the better! However, I truly loved seeing Scorpio and his legendary snark back in the thick of things! If it weren’t for Anna and Robert’s storyline, this NB would have been a complete and utter waste of viewing time. Hope he sticks around for awhile!

Satan
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Satan

Yeah… only two downsides to killing off Parking Lot Heiny….

1) Anna Devane would have to lose a kid.

2) I would have to put up with his whiny ass in Hell.

su000
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su000

I found the 3rd part of the Nurses Ball to be quite entertaining.
I especially liked Mike and Sonny..
Max/Mike was really good he was my favourite act of the Ball.

Celia
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Celia

Respect and lovevyour words of caution, Steve….agreed!!! I should be moved to tears by Peter’s tears at the pier, but nay!!!! What I finally realized is that Jason is a true killer and seeks revenge. Scary…and ‘dumdrop’ Sam says, ” Don’t, Jason….too many witnesses”???? Is that the only reason she wants him not to shoot? Not for sparing a human life, no matter what? At this point, Peter was not a threat to anyone. This, also, confirms that Sam knows of what Jason is capable—-that he’s a few cards short of a full deck with a gun…loaded and cocked. She… Read more »

Jovin
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Jovin

That has been my argument for 20 plus years!!! Jason is nothing but a brain damaged, vicious, cold blooded, murdering thug without an ounce of remorse for all the people he has killed. Him and Sonny are two peas in a pod…always right and no matter how many lives and families they destroy, they are always seen as misunderstood heroes. Notice how Jason only shows any signs of life is when he is going after someone with the possibility of bloodshed or violence?? I am still praying it will be revealed that Drew was really the Jason we watched grow… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Thank you for your comment, Jovin. I am getting a clearer picture now….never witnessed the Sonny-Jason phenomenon……chills the blood.
I am not well-versed in Jason’s accident of 1996…only what I read. So, you think he could turn out to be Drew? Interesting!!
I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, but these writers need to think of something to grab our attention…..if truth be told? This Peter August-Anna/mommy-Valentin-Faison thing is pathetic.
Yeah….anything other than this and Lulu’s perennially startled eyes will do….

Caleb
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Caleb

I keep wishing to find out the same thing. It would make sense .. Drew and Monica have a natural mother/son relationship and Jason Morgan woke up not knowing any of the Qs. Maybe he didn’t know them because of the accident, he had never met them. Hope the show goes in this direction. I too, have hated the Jason Morgan character for 20 years. And no amount of softening him up to be Robin’s friend will change that.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Yes, Ava was excellent when she did her song but I still say that my favorite was Epiphany opening the show with “Everyday People” at the start of the ball.

Jovin
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Jovin

Ava won me over!!!! It was her “mad as hell and Im not gonna take it anymore” moment. Well, she had one of those last year, but that got her face torched so it didn’t go as planned. This was her public moment, and it was brilliant! She was truly a rockstar!! I liked her and Griffin at first, and the relationship has helped her esteem, but its over now. She is beyond him. It is a waste of time and talent flto have Ava just constantly begging for his love and forgiveness. And the thought of a Kiki Griffin… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

What can I say, Jovin?…..once again, your detailed account of what Ava should or is to be piques my interest….. on the mark. The first thing she needs to do is rid herself of Griffin. He’s a little boy with so many ‘cradle’ issues….it befuddles me why he strayed from the priesthood. As far as I’m concerned, that was his calling….but he had to find himself? Perhaps he’s gay….?? Is he in denial?? The Church is no longer in his future, no matter how the writers may spin it……once disrobed, a Roman Catholic priest cannot go back….only the Pope may… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Jovin : “Way to go” plug plug plug @Jovin words. AND per @Celia: “…your detailed account of what Ava should” Maura West talent has yet to scratch the surface. imagine if she was truly written for. Yeah, she’s not a legacy character.. but it’s been chewed spitten left for dead … that they have to cull from somewhere. May as well be Ava. who as a standalone.. CARRIES THIS SHOW. agree w/2 things: Ava and Griffin have run their course. I love her w/Scotty.. but the show MUST give her power and leverage ,somewhere. LOVE that she’s out of the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Pattick….your flair with the plume, however intricate, never disappoints. Agree on all counts…..well, except Tyler…..not a good performance, in my view. Comparatively speaking? He’s at the bottom of the totem pole for me. Anna has been mired in/with the wrong son, and coupled with the wrong lover ( that is, Finn; if this ‘tragedy’ speeds forward). Finn and Alexis are soooo good together. Their spontaneity gave me chills. I had written something about it, but, I guess it was lost in the shuffle……the Julian and Alexis ‘deity’ can never be again…..he will be the death of her—literally!! Carly and… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOL. I access this site everyday. I just don’t post as often as I used to. I must say it was QUITE jarring to see the overhaul and thought I’d accessed an alternate site of Mr.Fairman’s. Then when I got knocked back teeing to post a reply on DAYS overtaking GH I thought I’d done something horribly wrong. I almost didn’t check again today but now I’m glad I did. Fantastic new look and extended coverage of primetime. I like it.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Trying and teeing I guess. LOL

Celia
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Celia

Happy you found your way, dav……I went through the same “trauma” you did finding my way back; thanks to my husband. I was completely lost at sea!! LOL.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Lol Celia. I couldn’t imagine what offense I’d committed since I wasn’t regularly posting. I was like that cashier in the Doritos commercial;when all the dogs came in stacked on each other in a trench coat and Fedora. .WHAAAAA?

Celia
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Celia

LOL….I think we all had, sort of, the same thought….”what did I do wrong? Is it just me?”….
I am no computer genius, my forte is Physics, LOL.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Too bad the networks can’t put forth this type of effort-like Michael Fairman has on his website-into televising the Daytime Emmys. But that’s because Mr.Fairman TRULY respects the genre. Oh well. Que Sera Sera.

dmr
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dmr

I have watched our beloved General Hospital since 1984-ish, the “Frisco and Felicia” days. I remember when the show was full of “love in the afternoon,” adventure, and romance. I have watched every Nurse’s Ball (from the 90’s and beyond). Unfortunately, I have not been able to watch this year’s Nurse’s Ball in its entirety. The show has been diminished to “Heinrich’s Hospital” and I am tired of it. Wes Ramsey is at best, a one-note “actor” who thinks he is acting in a Shakespearean play. The entire cast has been diminished in order to prop-up the boyfriend of a… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

I respectfully disagree with you. I think Wes can act and proved that way back on GL. I think it’s more the character people don’t like than the actor. And I don’t believe him getting this role is nepotism. He and Laura are dating ~ big deal! He’s been an accomplished actor for years.

Patrick
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Patrick

I respectfully disagree: I don’t know what shenanigans behind closed door does. I’m certain Frank Valentini w/ his co-horts.. cooked up . he thought the STARS aligned with Laura Wright and Maurice Benard… played his cards.. and was certain Steve Benard was the 2nd coming of his belonging in any thing. this spiral is ALL in his face.. he knows this. hey.. as “nelle” acknowledged at the emmys .. it was thanks to LW that Nelle was hired. now it’s at LW behest.. that Wes Ramsey was hired… I know there is a new thread with this gag me winsome… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Patrick! How art thou? 🙂 Gotta disgaree. I love Wes and “Peter/Henrik.” It’ my favorite story line right now on GH. and I LOVE that we’ve had Scorpio back! Wish they’d keep him…

Patrick
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Patrick

thou “ART” energy; giving it

Patrick
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Patrick

“… and was certain Steve Benard was the 2nd coming of his ”

LOL – I get this too – posts have liberated Steve and Sonny Lovers

I dig it
I do it

IT”S TIME FOR STEVE BURTON HAVE SEX

“NOW” !!!! NOW

Patrick
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Patrick

Would I – plug – this BIG

of course –
Steve burtons wishing he knew this quick whats going O…N

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with you, Rodd. I, too, like Wes and he does have a lot of followers/fans. As for the character, I’m loving “him” too. I think it’s a great story. People complain that stories are recycled and now that we have a totally fresh one they complain about this, too. The complaints get tiresome. Tedious.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maura West’s performance as Ava was incredible. She stole the show for me, and is there anything La West cannot do? Like, whoa!! I need a download of that song immediately. Also, Mr. Fairman, congratulations on your newly re-done website. I am in love with it and find it quite refreshing! Keep up the fantastic work!

LLL
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LLL

Yes, yes, yes to Ava! Her performance and Mike/Sonny were the best of the ball. Ava owned that stage.

Also, kudos to the new website Mr. Fairman. Quite a step up from the last one. It blew me away. Well done.

Rodd
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Rodd

This was the best part of the Nurses’ Ball; I agree. Our of all the songs, I think Mike’s was the most touching. I liked that characters like Sonny and Ava got pulled into it this year. I wish more of the regular characters would perform. Did anyone notice that this is the second year that Mac and Felicia were out of town during the Ball? That strikes me as odd. Also, I feel so bad for the hospital staff. The nurses who are on regularly, that being only Elizabeth, did nothing this year. They pulled Felix, Epiphany, and Bobbie… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

As daytime newbies, Max Gail and Vernee Watson are probably less expensive than John York and Kristina Wagner, as we got 3 days of Mike and Stella and none of M&F.

The writers sure like to send the Scorpios out of town (same reason they didn’t attend Kevin and Laura’s wedding). As their remodeled restaurant just reopened in record time, one would figure they deserve a vacation 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

shucks… I thought the same thing… a job is a job ? I was thinking this whilst Epiphany and Felix were giving their all… singing and dancing … saving face, no less ? I adore these characters.. and it stings a belittle Max Gail’ Mike: I am smitten and impressed with the MAN the actor; Mike the character… his song… dang it… I loved the Frank Sinatra # Summer Winds. PLUS to prop Max Gail contribution gave him a full band/orchestra in the background going along with his pure enjoyment and giving his mind a song and dance. dang it… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Patrick…But at least we were spared an encore performance by the criminally insufferable “Mr. Marbles!” Thank God for small favors….

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hahaha…awwww. I love Mac!

Timmm
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Timmm

I thought the Nurses Ball was pretty good this year. It wasnt extravagant and the sets were cheap BUT they moved the show along quite well and mixed in good stories at a nice pace in between acts. Lucy is not needed. Her time is done. Scott, why was he even there. I feel bad for Kin. And the Llama, what was the purpose? It wasnt even in the show. Talk about wasting money on a show that claims it has very little to spend? The best: Sonny stepping in for Mike. It was brilliant for the show to have… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I’d disagree about Lucy. Seems like they through Kin Shriner in just to prove he wasn’t fired.

Celia
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Celia

Can you see me waving, T?❤️

Shay
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Shay

Hello, “Sir Timmmbo!” We are most definitely on the same page regarding that still-got-it superspy, Robert Scorpio! His was the only NB act which held me in thrall. Well done, Scorpio! (Aka, WSB agent #CK8!”) Quite frankly, I found the rest of the event to be an utterly shambolic mess, totally cheap, tacky and far too informal..no consistency whatsoever, save for the fact it was consistently awful!!! It seemed as thought the show’s focus was entirely lost! Given the NB’s original meaning, why was the “Pioneer Award” not presented to Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake for her research work or even, God… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

boffo ! : “…far too informal..no consistency whatsoever, save for the fact it was consistently awful!!! ” I thought this year, by far, since the inception of bringing back the Nurse’ Ball… flopped 1. I enjoyed watching Oscar and Josslyn.. no matter how awful they sounded.. the love they share is potent. I am so adoring , Kim and Drew , potential pairing? is that what happened ? Kim told Julian to go to Alexis? and what ??? i’m going to be sick.. if this is what GH writers are intending. so that the GH writers are now going to… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Beautiful, Patrick!!!!
Just one thing; naproxen works ten times better than ibuprofin. LOL.

Satan
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Satan

Too much lip syncing and auto tuning in these allegedly “live” performances. The actual singers were probably Epiphany, Ned, Val the Bastard ,and Mike. (Sonny was actually trying to sing too, but not as good as his dad. No problem.. he’s a mobster and a coffee importer. Doesn’t need a third career)

Joss might have actually been singing. Oscar was so bad at it that he couldn’t have been lip syncing.

The rest of the “performances” were as fake as a Cheeto campaign speech.

Dmr
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Dmr

Loved Mike & Sonny’s duet. This is the only storyline that I am enjoying (along with Alexis and Julian). Parking Lot Pete ruined this year’s Nurse’s Ball. Loved seeing Tristan Rogers back-a true vet!

K/kay
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K/kay

Ok so Ava sings her stupid song what was it you don’t own me?? Two episodes later she is begging Baby Griffin to take her back !!!! Yep we are really rolling on this soap and none of you dare to tell me support the soaps I owe them nothing you write crap I am going to call you on it and quite frankly I could care less if they have a tin cup in the street looking for nickels while the rest of us are working our butts off not begging to keep our jobs! Take a seat!

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