Most every General Hospital fan can’t wait for the GH Nurses’ Ball. It’s the time of year when the Emmy-award winning drama series takes a bit of a detour to showcase the many singing and dancing talents of its cast members, while still maintaining and moving forward key storypoints, and continuing to shed light and awareness on HIV/AIDS.
The ball which first aired in 1994 is steep in history, which started off of the tragic love story of a young Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone Cates (Michael Sutton). Stone died of AIDS and Robin became HIV positive. And this year, Kimberly McCullough is making a return appearance to GH for the Nurses’ Ball episodes, along with her on-screen daughter, Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma). Look for Robin to make a moving speech in front of the attendees.
As previewed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), McCullough says of her Nurses’ Ball moment: “I got choked up doing Robin’s speech and in no way, shape or form was I planning on that. I was standing there and everybody was looking at me and although most of the people were new, there were some anchors that I had in the audience, like Finola Hughes (Anna) and Lynn (Herring). I loooked at Lynn and it was like I was transported back 20 years, and I was like, ‘Wow, Lucy was such a big part of the Robin/Stone story, which was the impetus for the ball.’”
The GH Nurses Ball kicks-off on the Tuesday May 24th episode of the ABC sudser.
After the jump, watch the promo for this year’s Nurses’ Ball, and then take look back at the top seven moments from the original GH Nurses’ Ball featuring: Lucy Coe, Steve Hardy, Robin & Stone, AJ & Jason Quartermaine, Miguel Morez (Ricky Martin) and more of your Port Charles favorites.
Then let us know, are you excited and hankie-ready to see Robin’s return to the Nurses’ Ball? Comment below!