A TV Guide Magazine post spills details of the big events. General Hospital’s Nurses Ball and the 50th anniversary are events that you will not want to miss. The wheels have been in motion for months and we have seen favorite characters return and old flames rekindle.
From Mac, Felicia, and Frisco, to Anna and Duke, and Luke and Laura, the last few months have been a blast from the General Hospital past. There is more of that to come as Rick Springfield returns as Dr, Noah Drake. He will be performing his hit song, “Jessie’s Girl” at the Nurses Ball. Kelly Monaco will be showing her amazing dance talents acquired from starring on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She will be accompanied by dance professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, brother of Kelly’s dance partner, Val Chmervokskiy. Val is currently busy working on the latest season of DWTS with his new partner, Zendaya Coleman. Meanwhile, Patrick (Jason Thompson) just might fall for Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) when he sees her true beauty emerge at the Nurses Ball. Will the return of Robin complicate things and create a new love triangle? Ron Carlivati states, “This would in so many ways be the ideal time for Robin to walk through the door, “it would be a total game-changer but, while I’m promising a whole lot of surprises at the Nurses Ball, I’m not promising what they’ll be.” With this cryptic message from Ron, it only gets fan’s heads spinning with excitement even faster. The return of Robin would be about the biggest thing to happen to GH’s 50th and the Nurses Ball. After all, the ball is to honor AIDS patients and Dr. Scorpio herself.
What would be a Nurses Ball without the lovely Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) hosting the event? Lynn mentions that she, Finola Hughes (Anna DeVane), and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones), have picked up right where they left off some 25-30 years ago.
Since the return of Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), Luke and Laura have been yet another iconic blast from the past. Although we have been fortunate to keep Luke throughout the years, having both parties to the super couple make for some exciting and adventurous stories. During the Nurses Ball celebration, Luke and Laura will be off trying to find their daughter Lulu after she is kidnapped. Luke and Laura will run into the ever-so-evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) in their quest to save their daughter. Anthony Geary expresses his feelings about these nostalgic story lines GH is pulling out and bringing to light once again. He says, “These episodes are pure nostalgia — the kind of high-stakes, high-energy, really well-conceived plotting that’s reminiscent of the Luke and Laura glory days.”
It’s quite obvious that not only the fans, but the actors, cast, and crew are just as excited about this 50th celebration. Putting their whole heart and soul into this with a lot of extremely hard work and dedication.
Here is an amazing quote of dedication and inspiration from long time GH fan himself, Ron Carlivati, “We couldn’t celebrate the 50th without another epic Luke and Laura adventure. They’re no longer a couple, and they may never again be a couple, but their love for each other — like GH itself — is still going strong.” Priceless!
The Nurses Ball will air April 5th, 8th, and 9th.
Congratulations General Hospital!