We relive every moment of Nelle and Michael’s non-wedding!
With both Michael and Nelle playing games, their GENERAL HOSPITAL wedding day wasn’t exactly magical. In spite of Carly’s grand entrance, however, Nelle got that ring on her finger… only to have Jason quietly defeat the villain by using one of her own weapons against her.
The Best-Laid Plans
Staring at herself in the mirror, the bride-to-be crowed happily to her baby bump. “We did it, baby,” she smiled. “We’re in.”
But Michael’s prenup gave her pause — and gave Ava ammunition! After cautioning that “a Quartermaine and his money are not soon parted,” Ava warned Nelle that Carly’s family wouldn’t stop until they’d cleared her name. The “friends” smiled adoringly at each other as they traded barbs and threats… until Nelle concluded that they’d stand together, “shoulder to shoulder against Sonny and Carly.”
Over at the Quartermaine mansion, Michael let Olivia help him get ready and then took a call from Carly, who’d had a nightmare in which Nelle murdered him. With her son refusing to change his plans, Carly threw a fit at Ferncliff, insisting she had to stop the wedding!
A Wedding… Or A Funeral?
As guests came together at the Metro Court, Bobbie reflected the general mood by showing up dressed for a funeral. “Honestly,” Lulu huffed, “who gets married on Friday the 13th?”
Brad seemed the only one ready to celebrate this sacred union and even challenged the rest of the guests to show Michael a bit of support. “We’re here,” Sam shrugged, referring to herself, Bobbie, Mike, Ned, Olivia, Lulu, Drew, Lucas, Ava, Griffin and wedding photographer Oscar. That was as good as it was going to get!
Best man Jason again begged Michael not to go through with his plan, as did Sonny, but the groom insisted it was his responsibility to save his mom and protect his child from Nelle. In the midst of it all, he actually got a chuckle out of his grandmother’s bleak attire… but she didn’t see the humor in any of this!
Of course, Josslyn was still on Team Nelle. Though Joss seemed distracted in the bridal suite, she sweetly lent Nelle a hairpin that had been passed down from Bobbie to Carly to her. The naive maid of honor wanted Nelle’s something borrowed, something old, something blue to be something that tied her family together. Grinning widely, Nelle “innocently” suggested that they send Carly a photo so she could feel like part of the big day.
That’s when Brad stopped in with a necklace, which served as Nelle’s something new. After she tried to laugh off the fact that none of the guests believed she was good enough for Michael, her pal told her to knock ’em dead. “Oh, I plan to,” Nelle smiled.
A Kiss Before Lying
When there was another knock at her door, Nelle thought that it was Josslyn again… but it was Chase, asking her to run away with him! Claiming Michael loved the baby but not her, he insisted she deserved what only he could give her: “That connection, that basic understanding of each other… that heat.”
Trying to ignore him, she started primping, and then she turned on him. “I never saw the charm of being poor and in love,” she sniffed. But Chase simply played off their chemistry and warned that Michael would end up using all that money and privilege she so badly wanted against her. Then he grabbed her and kissed her… and she gave in to it!
Of course, the minute Joss walked in, Nelle pushed Chase away, kicked him out and produced some crocodile tears. She huffed that she just wanted to forget about Chase and get married — and then, realizing Joss was upset, quickly apologized and thanked her for being “the best.”
The Mother Of All Interruptions
With Michael waiting at an altar of pink roses, Josslyn walked down the aisle, followed by the glowing, pregnant bride. As is tradition, everyone stood — except Bobbie, who wouldn’t even turn her head!
Taking the insult in stride, Nelle claimed her place across from Michael. Then officiant Ned got to the infamous “Speak now or forever hold your peace!” portion of the wedding ceremony.
“Hell no,” Carly cried as she stormed in wearing her Ferncliff sweats. “My son will not be getting married today!”
Both Sonny and Jason rushed to intercept Carly, but she pushed past them. With Nelle standing by him, Michael simply took his mother’s hands and reminded her that they were adults. “She’s the mother of my child,” he said — to which Nelle very quickly added, “And we love each other!”
While Chase was forced to bring a teary Carly to the PCPD, the pregnant bride
declared that she wouldn’t let the interruption ruin her wedding… only to double over in pain!
Once Nelle and her baby’s health were cleared at GH, she wasn’t going to let Carly or a hospital gown keep her from saying “I do.” “If we don’t get married tonight, Carly wins,” she argued, and with Francesca warning Michael not to upset her patient, he painted on a smile and agreed.
So Ned, Joss and Jason came to the room, followed by Chase, who watched from the doorway but left after Nelle told Michael, “Everything I’ve ever wanted is right in this room.”
Sitting beside a hospitalized Nelle, Michael and his fiancée exchanged simple vows and were pronounced husband and wife. Nelle watched gleefully as Ned signed the license — with Jason’s pen — and the newlyweds were all smiles in Joss’ official wedding snap.
But Nelle’s joy didn’t last. When Francesca sent everyone home, Michael left, too. Even as she fingered her new ring, Mrs. Corinthos looked crushed — and she didn’t even know that Ned had signed her marriage license with disappearing ink. There would be no happily ever after, because the newlyweds weren’t actually married!
With friends like Ava, who needs bridesmaids?
Bobbie dressed to match her mood. But her accessories were awfully cute.
Chase made Nelle an offer we can’t believe she refused.
Carly did what she does best: make a scene!
Nelle’s blood pressure would’ve soared if she’d known what was really going on!