The Nurses Ball 2014 has now officially come to a close , and in yesterday’s episode which marked the final days of performances, antics and drama, it was hostess with the mostess Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) at the epicenter. Once again dressed only in her underwear and about ready to go back on stage, she is pulled into a kiss by Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner). Problem is … the curtain goes up as they are in a passionate embrace. Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is startled to see it play out in front of the entire Nurses Ball audience! What followed was the disintegration of Lucy and Kevin’s marriage. Kevin left Lucy, and in a touching moment during the final montage (which we will get to in a minute) Mac (John J. York) meets up with Kevin as he is exiting the disaster on the red carpet, and the two best friends go out of the ball together.
Now as for Adele Dezeem, err, Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), somehow she manages to hijack the stage once again this time complete with an accompanying mini-orchestra After hearing some terse words from her kids, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Nathan (Ryan Paevey), Liesl shows once again she is capable of human feelings! How does she do that? By singing “Always On My Mind” directly to the children she has treated so poorly! The fact that this woman is even allowed at the ball is mind-numbing giving her treatment and part in the Robin Scorpio Drake kidnapping, etc! But, if you did not suspend belief, how on earth would we get to see all the talents of Kathleen Gati, who truly has become one of the biggest and most unique standouts on the canvas of the ABC soap opera!
Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) finally were included in a Nurses Ball episode, after literally being the focus along with little Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) at last year’s Nurses Ball which honored the “late” Robin. To tie them in and to bring everything back around full circle, Patrick and Sabrina’s little boy in the NICU now has an infection that could be caused by something that someone brought into the NICU. So the doctor orders the parents out of the room, and so they have to watch their little baby struggle from outside in the hospital hallway. As Nurse Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy) is announced as the final performer to close the Nurses Ball 2014, she begins to sing, “You’re Not Alone” which has become the anthem for the revived Nurses Ball. The scene shifts to Patrick and Sabrina who themselves sing a refrain of the song. After quick cuts that set-up the continuance of stories and romances unfolds, at the end, Patrick and Sabrina are joined at the hospital by little Emma, Anna (Finola Hughes), Duke (Ian Buchanan), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Elizabeth (Rebecca Hearst) and more in a show, once again, of unity.
Watch the “You’re Not Alone” closing segment and Liesl’s rendition of “Always On My Mind” below. Then let us know, what did youthink of the Nurses Ball 2014 finale? What was your favorite moment? Your least favorite moment? How would you grade this year’s ball overall? Share your thoughts below!