There was not a dry eye in the Quartermaine living room when Ned sang a beautiful lullaby to his pregnant daughter, Brook Lynn, on the May 10 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL. Sharing his excitement about welcoming his grandchild, Ned took a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing how Brook Lynn loved being sung to when she was a baby. And, of course she did. As the only child of music producer Lois Cerullo and rocker Eddie Maine (Ned’s former alter ego), music is in Brook Lynn’s blood!
Wanting to continue the tradition with the child his daughter is carrying, Ned perched on the coffee table in front of his daughter and sang a sweet lullaby about how much he already loved his grandchild. “From my heart to your soul on my guitar strings,” he sweetly crooned to his daughter’s belly. “Right here, right now, I am by your side. Singing my love for you in this lullaby.”
The touching one verse song was short and sweet — and not something you will find on a CD of baby music: The lullaby was penned by Ned’s portrayer, Wally Kurth, just for the episode! GH executive producer Frank Valentini teased the actor’s performance ahead of its airing, tweeting, “Wally Kurth sings a new original song he and his wife wrote! It’s beautiful!”
In reply, Kurth shared his appreciation for the special moment. “Thanks, Frank, for asking me to compose a song for this scene. A nice challenge,” the actor tweeted. “I wisely enlisted [my wife] Debra to help with the lyrics, even though she’d never written a song before. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. We had fun collaborating, and now we have to write a second verse!”
Kurth is no stranger to performing on the soap. He’d taken to the stage to sing in many Nurses Ball galas over the years, and back in the 1990s, Ned lived a secret life as rock star Eddie Maine. However, that all spectacularly blew up in his face when Lois discovered that her husband was really Quartermaine heir Ned Ashton and had another wife!
But back to Ned’s lullaby: The father/daughter moment was a beautifully sentimental one, especially considering how Ned and Brook Lynn had been estranged until just a few years ago. But as viewers know, Brook Lynn isn’t actually pregnant! She’s just pretending to be so she can con faux babydaddy Valentin into eventually giving back his ELQ shares, while plotting with Maxie to take her baby in order to hide the little girl from Peter. Stay tuned to see how well that plays out!