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PROMO: Week of May 13th
PROMO: The Trio Returns
PROMO: GH is Heating Up in May!
Sonny is pulled into a new storyline when he learns Morgan is in jeopardy. It has a touch of the mob element to it. Carly and Sonny’s son returns to the canvas.
Dante refuses to give up on Lulu. It is a romantic journey as they both rediscover Lulu.
Laura continues to hold out on marrying Scott. Could there could be something between her and Luke? She will soon have to decide between marrying Scott or rekindling things with Luke.
Sabrina and Patrick have admitted their feelings for each other, but Britt’s pregnancy is throwing a monkey wrench into it. Britt is trying to manipulate the situation but Sabrina and Felix are determined to beat her at her own game.
Lulu doesn’t remember Maxie and does not care about the baby. Maxie becomes conflicted regarding the future of the baby she is carrying. Maxie then decides to keep the truth from coming out. She believes that Lulu will eventually remember who she is, and how much she wanted a baby.
Sam is in mommy mode, taking care of her baby and helping out Rafe. She will be pulled into some new adventures because of her P.I skills. Look for her to become involved in something major come May.
Anna has dropped her guard and has allowed Duke into her heart. Duke is trying to stay on the straight and narrow for Anna, but working for ELQ complicates things.
The triangle spices up as A.J. has discovered something real with Liz and he fears that he is going to mess it up. Meanwhile, Nikolas admits he has always wanted Liz and only stayed away out of respect for Lucky. Liz is drawn to them both.
The relish war will be taken to a whole new level in May. No one is willing to give up.
The search for Lauren continues as Tracy sends Luke, and A.J. sends Spinelli, to bring her home.
Connie is back gentler and calmer due to her integration with Kate. She continues to be torn. She knows she cannot be around Sonny since it is a threat to her new found mental health, but she loves him.
TJ plans on taking Molly to the prom. Meanwhile Rafe is also harboring feelings for Molly. It puts Molly in an interesting position.
Lucy will continue to stay on the canvas.
PROMO: Use Somebody
Now that the Nurse's Ball is Over, What's Next for the Vets?
Carlivatii explains in TVGuide
There's still a lot of story to tell with Genie and Kin. When this latest Luke and Laura adventure comes to a conclusion and they're back home in Port Charles, we'll explore whether or not Laura still wants to marry Scotty. Is she now more bonded with Luke because of what happened on the island? We'll keep that triangle very much alive for a while but it will be resolved. And even after that there's still much to play out with Laura and Scotty. I don't see either one leaving us anytime soon.
It's been so great having Jackie Zeman back on the show but she will be going away again, but not without a wonderful capper on her visit. It's a lovely little payoff, something the audience will be very happy with. We've had great response to Jackie and she's a real part of the family. Bobbie should have been around for many important events over the past few years. She'll definitely be back.
[Lucy Coe is] sticking around. I adore Lynn Herring. She brings humor and warmth and so much heart to the show, so I don't want her to go anywhere. [Laughs] Besides, I think Lucy is already planning next year's Nurses Ball! There are still some lingering matters for her, including the question of where Rafe will live. And she's a good listening ear for Scotty, someone he can confide in while struggling over Luke and Laura. In the meantime, I'm figuring out Lucy's next adventure.
There's nothing more for [Frisco] right now. Felicia made her choice very clear and Frisco was pretty bitter about it. But Maxie is still having that baby in a few months, so it's always a possibility we'll ask Jack to come back. If so, hopefully he'll be open to it.
Carly finding Brenda in bed with Michael wasn't my original story plan. We had Jax figuring into things in a much bigger way but things changed when Ingo got Dancing With the Stars. That forced us to have Carly dismantle the Jax-Brenda engagement in about five minutes, but I'm really thrilled with the 180 turn we took by adding Michael to the Jax-Brenda-Carly-Sonny quadrangle. Vanessa will remain with us at least through the resolution of this arc. I have a real soft spot for that character, even when she's gone too far. She's needy and broken and she loves Sonny so deeply that it drives everything she does. She can't help herself. I think she absolutely truly did love Jax but she was hoping Sonny would say, "Call it off! Stay with me!" Deep down, that's what she wants, so we'll see where that takes us. As for Ingo, I'm very open to having him come back. We love that guy.
There has been a long series of miscommunications with John [Stamos]. I asked to have him at the ball — along with Demi Moore, Ricky Martin and a hugely ridiculous wish list — but then reality set in. We heard back that John was unavailable or uninterested. Then came word that he was indeed interested but at that point the Nurses Ball had been written.
We tried to write in a cameo that had [Stamos] in one episode of the ball, but it was never as simple as just having him play the drums. John said he wanted to do something more, something where he could really act, so I came up with an arc that had his character, Blackie, getting out of Pentonville Prison and having to adjust to life on the outside. But, at that point, John seemed to be committed to a lot of other projects so it's dead, at least for now. But I still have hope it will happen. We plan to keep celebrating our 50th anniversary all year and there are many more returns in the works. It certainly ain't over!
GH: Promo...Guess Who's Back? Week of April 8th
GH celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the Nurse's Ball and an Epic Adventure
According to TV Guide, the actual performances at the red-carpet soiree otherwise known as the Nurse's Ball, will take place on April 5th, 8th, and 9th as part of GH's 50th anniversary celebration. As expected, Rick Springfield (as Dr. Noah Drake) will be rocking out to "Jessie's Girl", Frisco will be trying to woo Felicia, and Anna will be with Duke. Richard Simmons will serve as the ball's pushy choreographer, and Sabrina will finally transform into a beautiful swan. Lucy Coe once again will emcee, juggling 13 gown changes. That is just tiny a taste of all that will be going on at the ball. Expect highly entertaining performances and several surprises.
Meanwhile, Luke and Laura will be hopping aboard a helicopter in search of Lulu--a hot pursuit that will lead them to Helena Cassadine (and possibly a hint of someone else?). Explains Ron Carlivati, "We couldn't celebrate GH's 50th without another epic Luke and Laura adventure. They're no longer a couple, and may never again be a couple, but their love for each other--like GH itself--is still going strong."
On a related note, ABC has issued a press release announcing that: ABC has joined forces with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, in celebration of General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary with an exciting storyline integration. Approaching 50 historic years on ABC on April 1 and to help mark the show’s Golden Anniversary, General Hospital will reprise the immensely popular Nurses Ball, a fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness.
The partnership with amfAR marks the first time that the Nurses Ball will be linked to a non-fictional charity, and helps to continue amfAR’s vastly important mission of raising HIV/AIDS awareness. The inaugural Nurses Ball aired in 1994 and became an annual event until 2001.
General Hospital is proud to be working with amfAR as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary,” said Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “We have pulled out all the stops to make the return of the Nurses Ball an event worth waiting for, and by linking the ball to amfAR we partner in their efforts to raise awareness beyond the town of Port Charles.”
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.
Cute PROMO of GH's 50th Anniversary with Roger Howarth and Laura Wright
Maurice Benard and Ingo Rademacher on the set of General Hospital
What Does Carly Know: Flash From the Past
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