General Hospital has been building towards April’s 50th anniversary of the legendary soap with blast from the past returns, bringing back the once staple of the series, The Nurses’ Ball, and setting the stage for the big “What if?”
What if, Patrick (Jason Thompson) finally declares his love for Ugly Betty Port Charles Style-possibly-blossoming-swan Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), just as “dead” wife Robin (Kimberly McCullough) walks through the doors? Will it happen? What will go down when GH finally stages the Nurses’ Ball on the April 5, 8, and 9 episodes? One thing is for sure Dr. Noah Drake (Patrick’s dad) will be rocking the house when Rick Springfield performs “Jessie’s Girl” at the soiree’!
TV Guide some inside scoop from General Hospital head writer, Ron Carlivati and seven time Daytime Emmy winner, Anthony Geary (Luke) on the big plans. Here are some excerpts!
Carlivati on if a Robin sighting is possible at the Nurses’ Ball: “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.”
Carlivati on Luke and Laura’s (Genie Francis) adventure, as they hunt to find their daughter Lulu, which leads them to Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), plus there is the disappearance of the Haunted Star: “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.”
Geary on getting to play high-action adventure one more time: “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!”
So GH fans, what part of the upcoming General Hospital 50th plans are you looking forward to seeing the most? Do you think Robin will make a return at the Nurses’ Ball? Weigh-in!