SPOILERS: The 2014 Nurses Ball Begins on General Hospital!


The Nurses Ball: The Nurses Ball returns to Port Charles like a thunderstorm. There are several hiccups, and a few people will not be in attendance on the red carpet. However, the ball will go on with romance, performances and a many surprises along the way.

Will Lucy's (Lynn Herring) clothes stay on this year? More importantly, will her secret affair stay hidden?

Liz (Rebecca Herbst) will be caught between two men, as Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Ric (Rick Hearst) both make impressive plays for the nurse. Ric/Liz/Nikolas won't be the only triangle front and center during the extravaganza. Look for heat between those same-sexers Brad (Parry Shen), Felix (Marc Samuel) and Lucas (Ryan Carnes).

Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Nathan (Ryan Paevey) will also experience a spark. Could these two be more than roommates in the future?
 


Julian/Ava: Julian (William deVry) informs Ava (Maura West) he has no choice but to kill her, or be killed. Then, he exposes some shocking news.
 
Alexis/Olivia: Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) dishes to Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) about Ava stepping out on Morgan (Bryan Craig). Olivia puts two and two together and comes up with Sonny (Maurice Benard).
 
Michael/Kiki/Luke: Luke (Anthony Geary) is shocked when Michael (Chad Duell) visits him to chat about Kiki (Kristen Alderson). Michael becomes enraged when he discovers what Luke has been up to.
 
 

24 Responses

  1. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    “Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Nathan (Ryan Paevey) will also experience a spark. Could these two be more than roommates in the future?”

    Not even Melodie’s excellent prose can sell this LOL

    You can’t create on the page what isn’t there onscreen, and yet CarToony has tried repeatedly since the OLTL’ers came on in new roles…

  2. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Considering how many months of hand-wringing it took to raise the money for the Ball last year, it sure came together easily this year!

    I wonder, since she was the inspiration for it in the first place, if we’ll get a glimpse or two of Robin this time around! Maybe she’ll show up with Ronn Moss as Jason in tow! LOL!

  3. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    “Romance”???? Seeing that GH’s had no romance for the 2+ years Cartoony has been at the helm I don’t see it happening now.

    Since Cartoony’s idea of romance is a lead heroine falling for her son’s rapist, not certain what GH considers romantic. Not interested in seeing Liz “torn” between 2 men not worthy of her and a gay triangle with 2 newbies.

    So much for love in the afternoon.

  4. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Was there romance before? I started watching the day it was announced that Ron was taking over, and I never saw romance. Granted, I don’t see it now, either, but I don’t think romance has been a big priority for ABC soaps for a long, long time.

  5. Avatar of jeremy in chicago
    jeremy in chicago

    Ugh – the Nurses’ Ball. Once a thing of glory, now a Ron Carlivati cheestastrophe. I am dreading it, as last year’s had me cringing from ear to ear.

    I’m also dreading Anthony Geary ripping off his face to reveal the horrors of Ronn Moss.

  6. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    @TV Gord….

    I wrote this the other day. Here are my thoughts about romance on GH.

    Let’s break down the eras…

    GLORIA MONTY’S GREAT COUPLES
    Luke & Laura
    Holly & Robert
    Monica & Alan
    Frisco & Felicia
    Celia & Jimmy Lee
    Rick & Leslie
    Scotty & Heather
    Bobbie & Noah

    JOE HARDY’S GREAT COUPLES
    Anna & Duke
    Scotty & Lucy
    Colton & Felicia

    RICHE/LABINES’S GREAT COUPLES
    Luke & Laura 2.0
    Ned & Lois
    Sonny & Brenda
    Jax & Brenda
    Kevin & Lucy
    Stone & Robin
    Jagger & Karen

    RICHE/GUZA GREAT COUPLES
    Jason & Robin
    Stefan & Katherine
    Lucky & Liz
    Sonny & Carly

    PHELPS/GUZA
    Jason & Liz
    Patrick & Robin
    Jason & Sam
    Dante & Lulu
    Nikolas & Emily

    VALENTINI/CARLIVATI
    In over 2 years have they created any couples or romances that excited fans? Have there been any true romances that have lasted 6 months and that have us rooting for couples to succeed? I can’t think of any.

    Where’s the Love?

  7. Avatar of Angie Lucy
    Angie Lucy

    NYSam, you don’t find TJ and Molly to be a great couple? I’m shocked, shocked I say.

    Jokes aside, I tried really hard to think of couplings that excited me in the last two years. I got nothing. Still, I agree with TV Gord that GH wasn’t interested in romance before Ron & Frank. The last Phelps/Guza couple was Lante, and they got together a long time ago (in soap years).

    Thanks for mentioning Colton. I actually liked him. Don’t forget Mac & Felicia for Riche/Labine. Big thanks for leaving off Jason and KFC.

  8. Avatar of Grimm
    Grimm

    [quote=nysam]@TV Gord….

    I wrote this the other day. Here are my thoughts about romance on GH.

    VALENTINI/CARLIVATI
    In over 2 years have they created any couples or romances that excited fans? Have there been any true romances that have lasted 6 months and that have us rooting for couples to succeed? I can’t think of any.

    Where’s the Love?[/quote]

    ————————————————-

    Ava/Morgan had all the goods to be an epic long term pairing

  9. Avatar of twen_angst
    twen_angst

    can someone explain to me when a newbie stops being a newbie? if, at work, someone disparagingly called someone a newbie who’s been there for 20 months (and in other cases over 2 years) already, as people on here do, they’d be called into the boss’s office and given a warning – and rightly so!

  10. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I don’t have the extensive history with GH that you do, nysam, but I watched the tail end of the regime before Ron, plus I watched the period when Skye was in Port Charles. No romantic relationship stands out for me. I have never seen romance on GH, so it’s not something that I expect.

    Thinking back on my history with other soaps, the only couple that stands out for me as being a romantic supercouple is Cruz and Eden from Santa Barbara. The only other one that came close for me was Adam and Nicole on The Edge of Night.

  11. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    I am trying to stay positive about the Nurses Ball. At least it is back again and Lucy is always so entertaining to watch. The lady gets better with age, what is her secret?!!! I am looking forward, and hope, for Lucy/Kevin/Scott scenes. Sad to say they are the only couple that is fun to watch.

    Agree with the comments about lack of romance and no couples to root for on GH. I have been saying this for months!!! Ron just does not know how to write romance, so bring on more women writers. The best of times were the early days of GH, Gloria Monty, with the whole Luke and Laura adventure, Frisco and Felicia, Ned and Lois and then the early days of Sonny and Brenda. When did it all end?!!! It’s not just GH, in my opinion. I just don’t see that magic, sexual chemistry between any couple on any soap. Is it just that the actors aren’t trying enough or the writing?

    I liked seeing Ned and Alexis. They were just talking on Friday’s show but you can see a bit of chemistry still there between them both. And all those dimples! I just don’t feel any heat between any couple on this show. I hope they do some repairing soon because GH is still my favorite soap. How I miss those “Love In The Afternoon ” days!!! Everybody said how tough Gloria Monty was but she really did get all the actors at the time to give their all. Something is lacking on all the soaps today.

  12. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    I didn’t watch when Guza was in his heyday, but the days before RC, I saw some level of romance.

    I think the majority of the focus was on Lante, but I do feel that Jasam had their fair share of romance as well. Scrubs had the cheating storyline with Lisa, but they have always had romantic moments.

    So I wouldn’t say that there was zero romance before RC. I would say that there was mature romance before RC, and that there is zero romance now.

  13. Avatar of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    Just watched this gem of a clip – Skye vs. Brenda – and I couldn’t help but wonder…will GH ever be this good again?

    http://youtu.be/ub5XRyjD7fE

    For all the headlines this regime seems to generate I wish more people would put them to task for not delivering on quality soap.

    I know things like this are subjective, and I can’t expect everyone to hold the same opinion as me – but there seems to be a good number of us who don’t find this GH to be any better than it was under Guza. And we all know how everyone under the sun was up in arms about him.

  14. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=ANGELWENDY15] When did it all end?!!! It’s not just GH, in my opinion. I just don’t see that magic, sexual chemistry between any couple on any soap. Is it just that the actors aren’t trying enough or the writing? I just don’t feel any heat between any couple on this show. I hope they do some repairing soon because GH is still my favorite soap. How I miss those “Love In The Afternoon ” days!!! Everybody said how tough Gloria Monty was but she really did get all the actors at the time to give their all. Something is lacking on all the soaps today.[/quote]

    This is so.true. Nowadays, BACKSTAGE POLITICS rule more than actually what transpires ONSCREEN. Soaps shouldn’t be dictated by real life couplings OR just what’s on the page — tweaks need to be made when things don’t work. TBTB should be doing whatever they can to up the excitement on soaps, and getting rid of those that can’t or don’t live up, and this is true of ALL soaps. Casey Moss on DOOL should’ve been in a RED HOT triangle right off the bat. Robert Adamson on Y/R has been totally WASTED for 6-9 months. A travesty!

  15. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    @ Mel_O: Great clip. Robin Christopher OWNS that scene. The quality of that dialogue excels above anything Carvialti has written.

    To be fair, I will not glamorize Guza. He had many problems as a head writer and failed the show miserably, particularly in his last 4 years; decimated The Quartermaines and wrote out many good characters while catering to Sonny/Carly/Jason being featured on a constant loop. Still in the first half of his run, the dialogue, acting and sets of GH looked so much more sophisticated than other soaps. Guza’s run on GH should have been mercifully shorter and would have solidified his legacy as one of the great soap head writers.

    And, in my time with DC, the bloggers here seemed to like Guza over most of his run. They were rather critical of Garin Wolf’s short stint as HW which was horrific. Somehow, since OLTL, Carvialti has escaped criticism and only garners praise.

  16. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    I find this regime to be FAR BETTER than the Sonny-worshipping days of Guza. Sam & Jason were hardly romantic. She spent her days with him either partially naked pretending to work, or sitting on a couch whining “Jaaaaaaaason.”

    Morgan and Ava were far more interesting.

    I’m also interested to see where they’re taking Liz: Ric or Nic?

    There were some romantic moments with Britt & Nic.

    But it’s all subjective. I was ready to erase GH from my DVR right before they fired Guza & Phelps since I couldn’t take anymore. I am nowhere near that point today. I enjoy most of what I see.

    I don’t know how these Emmys work, but if Finola Hughes did not get a nomination, then I suspect the whole process is whacked.

  17. Avatar of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    [quote=soapbaby]To be fair, I will not glamorize Guza. He had many problems as a head writer and failed the show miserably, particularly in his last 4 years; decimated The Quartermaines and wrote out many good characters while catering to Sonny/Carly/Jason being featured on a constant loop. Still in the first half of his run, the dialogue, acting and sets of GH looked so much more sophisticated than other soaps. Guza’s run on GH should have been mercifully shorter and would have solidified his legacy as one of the great soap head writers.[/quote]

    And neither will I. I think the show is more enjoyable under Cartini too. However, being better than bad is not much of an accomplishment.

  18. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=TV Gord]I don’t have the extensive history with GH that you do, nysam, but I watched the tail end of the regime before Ron, plus I watched the period when Skye was in Port Charles. No romantic relationship stands out for me. I have never seen romance on GH, so it’s not something that I expect.

    Thinking back on my history with other soaps, the only couple that stands out for me as being a romantic supercouple is Cruz and Eden from Santa Barbara. The only other one that came close for me was Adam and Nicole on The Edge of Night.[/quote]
    ______

    When you watched during the Skye period, you didn’t find Skye/Jax to be romantic before they destroyed it cause of Brenda

    Ric and Liz were amazing. I also liked Lante,

    Also people need to realize after Guza left, that was Garin Wolfe writing the last 2 yrs. he had so much potential. He’s the one who created the great LuSam during the writers strike and gave them great stuff. He could have done Brooklyn/Johnny but he kept Johnny w/Olivia for some reason. Liz and Matt were great but he ruined that making Matt a killer. Ethan and Maya were cute but he created that woman in white for Ethan. Wolfe messed up

  19. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    @TVGord and nysam — i’d also kindly add Joe Kelly and Nurse Anne Logan from Monty’s heyday, no?

    I feel SO BAD for Lynn Herring, i feel she’s hurting her brand being associated with this mess of a show..the pics are even worse LOL

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