Rumorville:  There are some vague rumors of a big surprise guest performance at the Nurses Ball. Supposedly it involves a past soap actor.

Word has it that Serena, Christina and "Sofia" (the Mexican female casting call) all begin taping the week of May 5th.

Looks like the soap swapping of actors is not done yet.

Nina is expected to connect with a much bigger umbrella story that is set to run through the fall of 2015. The ties of characters between NYC and Port Charles are deliberate.

Did Robin have a hand in waking up Nina?

Expect Julian to exit before Ava does.

As previously rumored, Maurice Benard is likely to take between 8 to 12 weeks off this summer, it is dependent upon ongoing negotiations. Finola Hughes will be off screen for part of the summer.

As mentioned previously, there is some expectation that Jax will return for a bit soon.

Some gossip that we may learn why Robin refused to come home to Patrick, early this summer, and to expect Kimberly McCullough (around that time?).