Port Charles Update Thursday 6/21/01
enters the stage again, telling the audience how close they came to not having
a ball. Her speech includes the AIDS quilt, and Joe is shown looking worried. Lucy
looks at him and he waves his arms at her, meaning for her to stretch her
speech. After stretching as long as she cold, she tells the audience the next
number will be up in a few minutes. Smiling at the audience, she goes to Joe.
When she reaches Joe, she forgets the microphone is turned on, she asks Joe
where the heck Gabby is.
approaches Livvie, asking what he missed. Allison asks how he is, but he
doesn’t want to talk about it. This is their night, and he wants them to have
a good time. Livvie is all for that.
Lucy is harassing Joe about Gabby when Gabby approaches, asking them if they’re looking for her.
and Mary approach the buffet, Victor telling Mary to never underestimate Lucy.
As they approach Kevin and Chris both of them get pages. Sirens blast in the
background as they both leave the roof.
ER is a complete madhouse with patients and medical personnel running around.
Alan tells a nurse that if they can walk, they can wait. Eve and Ian make
an entrance with a stretcher. Frank leads Karen into the ER, and she’s
frantic. Serena was in the dining car when the accident happened. Eve gets a
victim list, but her name isn’t on it. Karen begins to cry and Frank holds
is attending a victim, walking past Karen, who is hysterical. Frank offers to go
back to the site, Karen wants to go, but he and Eve stop her. Frank tries to
calm Karen by telling her that they’ll find Serena. He’s going to go get
approaches Monica, who has a victim of her own to help. Kevin approaches Karen,
checking her arm before asking about Serena. Karen tells him that she doesn’t
know where Serena is. Frank helped, but there’s no word yet about her. Karen
says everyone who needs to know does. Kevin, thinking about Lucy says not
is introducing Gabby, telling the audience how terrified she is. Gabby enters
the stage and begins to sing “Let Me Entertain You.” She is wearing a hot
pink wraparound skirt and a wraparound shirt with long gloves, set off with a
matching boa. Terrified after only a few lines, she stops singing. A few moments
pass, then her eyes meet Caleb’s Suddenly, her entire demeanor changes, and
she’s Gypsy Rose Lee. Glaring at Lucy, she tells Lucy to ‘hit i.t’ Doing a
striptease, she throws her glove into the audience. She puts her foot in
Victor’s lap and shakes her hips at him. Joe is next. She wraps her boa around
his neck, then pulls him up on stage with him. Lucy watches, as if she knows
something’s wrong. Joe is reluctantly going along with her. Gabby strips down
to a halter and shorts, which she flashes Joe with before she takes that off. In
a panic, Joe grabs her skirt and wraps it around her before she can face the
audience. The audience is stunned, and Joe has a hard time dragging her off the
stage. Furious, he asks her what she was doing. Her answer is that she was
singing to him, and forgot everyone else was there. He’s furious. Everyone
else was there. Smiling, she says no ones there now, and grabs him, and kissing
Lucy approaches the stage, announcing that they’re going to start the silent
auction and she’ll be back after the Vice Squad leaves. Forgetting the
microphone again, Lucy chews Victor out for enjoying Gabby’s performance.
Seeing Kevin, Lucy rants about Gabby to him, not giving him a chance to get a
word in. Before Kevin can tell Lucy about Serena, a nurse approaches them,
telling Kevin that Alan has checked all the hospitals and there’s no sign of
Serena. Lucy begins to panic, and
Kevin tries to calm her. When he tell her that the train Serena and Karen were
on was in the accident, Lucy goes off on a rant. She sent them on the trip, and
it’s her fault. Immediately, her imagination begins to run wild, and she
tearfully tells Kevin that she can’t lose another child. Kevin tries to tell
her that until they know what happened, it doesn’t do any good to panic, but
it’s too late. She’s already panicking, and she begs him to tell her she’s
not going to lose Serena.
song “Ain’t No Sunshine” begins as Karen wanders through ER in search of
Serena. We see Alan and Jill working furiously on a patient, Monica using the
crash cart on a man, Eve following a paramedic carrying a blonde headed little
girl. Karen sees this and runs in only to find out it’s not Serena. Crying,
Karen stands in the middle of the chaos. We see almost every doctor and nurse
from General Hospital and Port Charles running around tending to wounded.
is still very close to hysteria, and Kevin tells her that Serena was in the
dining car. He’s sure that Serena’s fine. She wants to go the scene, but
Kevin tells her that Frank and Scott are already there, and he’ll go. He tells
her that the people at the ball need her, she can’t get near the scene anyway,
and she needs to stay. Kevin promises to find her and call her. Lucy doesn’t
care if he has to have someone stop the show to get to her, he has to call her
the second he finds anything out. Promising to do just that, Kevin kisses her,
tells her he loves her, and goes. Turning, Lucy talks to ‘Serena,’ saying
that she’s okay.
goes on stage and tells the audience that there has been an accident. The
doctors and nurses that have been called away are downstairs taking care of
business. She’s holding back
tears, but she tells them that the show has to go on, because the fight against
AIDS has to go on. Lee and Gail are looking at her, but it’s not clear if they
know about Serena or not. She introduces Jamal, Alison, and Livvie. Caleb moves
closer to the stage.
tells Livvie that he knows she’s had a lot on her mind. She says as long as it
doesn’t get in the way of her feet, she’ll be fine. Jack wants things back
to normal anyway. Laughing, Alison sarcastically says this is normal.
goes back onstage to tell everyone that the nurses and Doctors are downstairs
taking care of business. She’s unable to say accident. They have to continue
to take care of business at the Ball, because the fight against AIDS has to go
on. Telling the audience the next number is going to keep up the energy, she
introduces Jamal, Alison, and Livvie.
is in a red windbreaker, white shirt, bow tie, pulled up jeans, looking like the
typical nerd. Livvie is similarly dressed is a baggy sweater and long skirt.
Allison is dressed in a black cape like a witch. Livvie begins to sing “Love
Potion Number 9.” Livvie and Jamal take turns with the verses of the song,
with Allison taking the ‘lines’ of Madam Rue. During the bridge before the
second verse, the girls strip down to sleeveless tanks and tight matching capris.
Jamal is in a red muscle shirt with the jeans rolled down. The cop ‘on 34th
and Vine’ is Victor, and it’s adorable to see the girls kiss him, then he
is watching them, but keeps putting his glass to his forehead as if he’s hot.
Caleb is watching the dancers on stage and Jack.
joins Chris in the ER, and Chris comments on Gabby’s X rated dance. Joe is
surprised that news travels fast. Chris tells him only the good stuff. Connie
hands him his lab reports. Knowing it’s the HIV test, she wishes him luck, she
finds Karen in ER. Karen tearfully tells her that the phone line keeps breaking
up. Lucy wants to know what’s going on, but Karen can’t tell her. Frank
called, but the line went dead. Karen tearfully apologizes to Lucy, but Lucy
tells her that it’s not her fault. She understands, but she doesn’t
understand why no one has found Serena yet. She tries to call Kevin, hoping
he’ll tell her that they found Serena.
and Gabby are about to read the results. He hesitates, and Gabby gets more
nervous. Agreeing that they’re ready, Joe opens the envelope. Smiling, he
tells her it’s negative. They hug and kiss, thinking the nightmare is over.
calls Lucy from the door to ER, bringing Serena with him. Running to her, she
grabs her, and tells Serena how worried about her they all were. In her
excitement, Lucy calls Serena ‘pumpkinhead,’ which Serena hates in public.
Apologizing, Lucy does it again. In order to keep Lucy from sticking her foot in
her mouth a third time, Kevin puts his hands on Lucy’s back and tells Serena
they were all worried about her. Karen approaches, and soon Eve, Frank, and Ian
are all gathered around. They all hug Serena, who apologizes for freaking
everybody out. Frank tells them that Serena was sitting about 300 yards from the
paramedics with a small boy she found. Ben was looking for his mother. Ian takes
him to find his parents. Karen says they were all worried, but Lucy admits to
her that she freaked out. She’s proud of Serena, but she’s still shaking.
Taking Serena into her arms, Lucy closes her eyes, taking deep breaths trying
not to cry.
pulls Frank and Mary into the cubicle Joe is in. Mary comes face to face with
Gabby, and she glares. They gather around Joe, and Karen says ‘okay, we’re
all here.’ Smiling, he announces
the HIV test was negative.
is standing behind Serena with his arms around her. Scott tells Serena that
she’s amazing. OF course she is, Lucy points out, Serena takes after her.
Scott tells Lucy that he hopes Serena does NOT take after her, and Lucy smacks
him. But if she does, she’ll be running the Nurses’ Ball next year. That
reminds Serena that the ball is tonight. Lucy tells everyone that Victor is
taking care of things.
is on stage, telling jokes between acts. Livvie runs to Jack to ask how she
looked. Jack tells her that she was great.
is being congratulated by Amanda. Allison tells her that Jamal taught her how to
dance like that. Almost sneering, Amanda comments that Jamal is a man of many
tells Livvie that he feels sick and he’s going home before he throws up on
someone else’s tux. She offers to go with him, but he tells her no, he’ll be
fine. He just doesn’t feel good. Telling him she loves him, Livvie kisses him
and walks away. Whispering ‘me too,’ Jack gets in the elevator.
watches him leave, whispering that it’s only going to get worse. This is just
Gabby tells Joe he hasn’t seen the half of it yet
says she loves Jack. Caleb says then leave. Then he says she can’t because she
wants to be with him
Sam corners Jack with three guys, telling him he’s going to stay dead