General Hospital's Nurses Ball is a tradition that fans have loved for over 25 years, and now viewers will be treated with some of the best, most memorable moments from the wildly popular event. With the ABC soap opera's bank of new, pre-COVID19-taped episodes coming to an end, GH will begin airing throwback episodes starting Monday, May 25. And guess what? The first three weeks of classic episodes will be completely dedicated to the Nurses Ball!
States a release from the ABC soap opera about the episodes scheduled to run until Friday, June 12, "Without question, the Nurses Ball remains fictional Port Charles' most glamorous charity event. Dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness and research, the Nurses Ball features exquisite red carpet fashion, original music, awe-inspiring musical and dance performances, and plenty of intrigue, excitement, and drama. Relive the magic, music, and mayhem as ABC reaches into the vault to showcase some of General Hospital's greatest hits from the Nurse's Ball."
Check out the specific details of the first five throwback episodes below -- and our original recaps of each episode are provided by links in case you want to make certain that you don't miss a particular episode -- and let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Monday, May 25, 2020 Episode 13053 (Original Air Date: May 8, 2014)
This year's Nurses Balls kicks off with an unexpected interruption during the opening number and includes a surprise proposal! Musical performances include the original number "Welcome to the Nurses Ball," performed by Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy), Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), and Felix DuBois (Marc Samuel); and a special performance of "Willkommen" from Cabaret by Dr. Liesel Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Episode 13054 (OAD: May 9, 2014)
Luke (Anthony Geary) and Tracy (Jane Elliot) take the next step in their relationship. Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) convinces Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) they have to attend the Ball. Musical performances include "Raise Your Glass" by Pink, performed by Kiki Jerome (Kristen Alderson) and Friends: Elizabeth Webber, Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes), T.J. Ashford (Tequan Richmond), and Felix DuBois; "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" by Meat Loaf, performed by Eddie Maine (Wally Kurth); "I Am What I Am" by Jerry Herman, performed by Luke Spencer; a striptease to AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long," performed by Magic Milo (Drew Cheetwood) and the Magic Wands: Nathan West (Ryan Paevey), Lucas Jones, Felix DuBois, Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell), and T.J. Ashford.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Episode 13055 (OAD: May 12, 2014)
Spencer begs for another chance with Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer). Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) tells Nikolas she still loves him. Scott (Kin Shriner) tells Lucy (Lynn Herring) she made a mistake picking Kevin (Jon Lindstrom). Musical performances include "Brokenhearted" by Karmin, performed by Brad Cooper (Parry Shen); "I Love It" by Icona Pop, performed by The Haunted Starlets: Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Molly Lansing (Haley Pullos), Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan), and Kiki Jerome; and the original song performance "Criminal Love" by Eddie Gomez, among others.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode 13296 (OAD: May 1, 205)
Brad proposes to Lucas. The truth about Ric (Rick Hearst) and Hayden's (Rebecca Budig) connection is revealed. Musical performances include the original number "Welcome to the Nurses Ball," performed by Epiphany Johnson, Elizabeth Webber, Sabrina Santiago, and Felix DuBois; "99 Red Balloons" by Nena, performed by Dr. Liesel Obrecht, and "Marry You" by Bruno Mars, performed by Brad Cooper.
Friday, May 29, 2020 Episode 13298 (OAD: May 5, 2015)
Duke (Ian Buchanan) takes a hit out on Jordan (Vinessa Antoine). Spencer gets a surprise visit from a loved one. Elizabeth pleads with Nikolas to keep the truth about Jason (Steve Burton) between them. Musical performances include "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen, performed by Eddie Maine; "It Might Be You" by Stephen Bishop, performed by Damien Spinelli (Bradford Anderson), and the original song "You're Not Alone" performed by Epiphany Johnson and Sabrina Santiago.
As GH fans may recall, the ABC soap opera previously released a Nurses Ball Collection that included 16 episodes airing between 2014 and 2018. For more information on that, click here.
UPDATE (May 19, 2020): ABC has released the lineup for the second week of Nurses Ball episodes. You can find out what will air the week of June 1, 2020, here.
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