Sorry, but it could still happen. Several actors were signed to long term contracts in the months before AMC was canceled. Heck, Susan Lucci went on her book tour and was assured by network execs that the show was safe....and then it was canceled when she got home from her tour.
I stay in "hope for the best, but expect the worst" mode at all times now.
This is sort of a spoiler, but I'm not tagging it because a) we've known this was coming for a LONG time and b) I wouldn't want anyone who avoided spoilers to miss it ....
According to the article I posted the link to above, the Nurses' Ball starts on Monday, April 1st. I'm sure, much like with holidays on GH, it will last for WEEKS!
ETA: Oh dear, Jackie Zeman's been hitting the collagen hard, hasn't she? Those lips could be used as a flotation device. She used to be so cute. I can't believe she did that to her face.