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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Soap Dish #2 (in which we celebrate the holiday season with General Hospital's Rick Springfield)



In today's Soap Dish, we celebrate the holiday season of December 1981 with 21 episodes of General Hospital featuring Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield) and Nurse Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman). Click here for my previous Soap Dish post.

CAST
Ruby Anderson - Norma Connolly
Dr. Gail Baldwin - Susan Brown
Lee Baldwin - Peter Hansen
Scotty Baldwin - Kin Shriner
Bea Barrett - Majel Barrett
Dr. Arthur Bradshaw - Martin E. Brooks
Jessie Brewer - Emily McLaughlin
Delfina - Nita Talbot
Dr. Noah Drake - Rick Springfield
Alice Grant - Lieux Dressler
David Gray - Paul Rossilli
Audrey Hardy - Rachel Ames
Dr. Steve Hardy - John Beradino
Tiffany Hill - Sharon Wyatt
Claudia Johnston - Bianca Ferguson
Slick Jones - Eddie Ryder
Dr. Seymour Katz - Jordan Charney
Joe Kelly - Douglas Sheehan
Rose Kelly - Loanne Bishop
Anne Logan - Susan Pratt
Jeremy Logan - Philip Tanzini
Emma Lutz - Merrie Lynn Ross
Mickey Miller - Milton Berle
Mike - David Mendenhall
Susan Moore - Gail Rae Carlson
Bryan Phillips - Todd Davis
Georgia Price - Lisa Figus
Dr. Alan Quartermaine - Stuart Damon
Edward Quartermaine - David Lewis
Lila Quartermaine - Anna Lee
Dr. Monica Quartermaine - Leslie Charleson
Capt. Burt Ramsey - Bob Hastings
Stacy Rawlins - Robin Eisenman
Dan Rooney - Frank Maxwell
Robert Scorpio - Tristan Rogers
Bobbie Spencer - Jacklyn Zeman
Laura Webber Spencer - Genie Francis
Luke Spencer - Anthony Geary
Dr. Zack Stewart - Steve Doubet
Randall Thompson - Chuck Wagner
Amy Vining - Shell Kepler
Heather Webber - Robin Mattson
Dr. Lesley Webber - Denise Alexander
Dr. Rick Webber - Chris Robinson
Mel Wilson - Dawson Mays

Thursday, December 3, 1981
Tiffany and Laura get drunk from a bottle of brandy. Later, Laura nearly falls over the side of the boat after Scotty sabotages a deck railing, and Heather escapes from her jail cell.




Friday, December 4, 1981
Almost everyone in town attends Rick and Lesley's engagement party.




Monday, December 7, 1981
Joe confronts Alice, who finally breaks down and admits that she accidentally shot Diana in an attempt to keep Diana from killing Heather. Luke and Ruby tell Bobbie that Noah's uncle, Senator Martin Drake, is investigating them.





Tuesday, December 8, 1981 (a mix of English and German with subtitles)
Rick and Lesley want Lee Baldwin to defend Alice, but he recommends Scotty for the job.



Wednesday, December 9, 1981
Bobbie finally admits to Noah that she was once a hooker, but his uncle already told him.




Thursday, December 10, 1981
Milton Berle makes his debut as Tiffany's agent Mickey Miller, whom she and Laura meet up with in New York City. When he offers Laura a screen test for the new Miss Star Eyes commercial, Tiffany is green with envy. Meanwhile, Alan wants to start divorce proceedings, but his lawyer advises him to return to Monica.




Friday, December 11, 1981
Scotty soaks his and Laura's divorce papers in water. Heather is set free when the judge sentences her to six months probation.




Monday, December 14, 1981
Luke finally gives Laura his blessing to do the Miss Star Eyes screen test. While wrestling on the floor, Alan and Monica's anger turns to passion.




Tuesday, December 15, 1981
The DA at Scotty's request decides to set Alice free. After Scotty plants a story in the papers about Laura and Miss Star Eyes, Luke pays a visit to society columnist Bea Barrett.




Wednesday, December 16, 1981
After learning that Alice is leaving Port Charles, Heather persuades her mother to stay and give her another chance. After Noah is unable to say "I love you", Bobbie slips and falls in his kitchen and then reveals that she can't see.




Thursday, December 17, 1981
Tests show that no physical condition caused Bobbie's blindness. Lila wants Robert to help track down a woman.




Friday, December 18, 1981
After Bobbie reveals that she faked her blindness to see how much Noah really cared for her, they break up. David Gray, a mysterious man with a bewitching sapphire ring, begins following Laura.




Monday, December 21, 1981
Bobbie tells Luke she's leaving Port Charles to make a fresh start, while Laura celebrates her 20th birthday and wins the Miss Star Eyes contest.




Tuesday, December 22, 1981
Heather begins working in the admissions office at General Hospital, and Joe is later furious with her when she tells everyone that he asked her to marry him.




Wednesday, December 23, 1981
Rick and Lesley Webber finally remarry, while Dr. Bradshaw offers Bobbie a head nursing position at a NYC hospital.




Thursday, December 24, 1981
Everyone sings "Silent Night" during the Christmas Eve festivities at the waterfront clinic.




Friday, December 25, 1981
At General Hospital's annual children's Christmas party, Laura and Tiffany dress up like fairies, Luke and Robert are Santa's elves, and Steve Hardy shares the Christmas story.



Monday, December 28, 1981
Bobbie says her goodbyes before leaving for New York.




Tuesday, December 29, 1981
Delfina returns during Laura's first photo shoot in New York.




Wednesday, December 30, 1981
Robert finds a picture of Luke and Laura smashed on the boat and a mousetrap attached to it.



Thursday, December 31, 1981
Everyone attends Tiffany's New Year's Eve costume party. At the stroke of midnight, Laura screams in fear as she sees one of the guests wearing a sapphire ring - but he turns out to be a doctor at General Hospital.


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