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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Spencer Pays Ava A Visit In The Hospital As Maura West and Nicolas Bechtel Deliver Touching Scene!


What happens when Maura West (Ava) and Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer) share a scene together? One word, magic!  In one of the top scenes of the week on the soaps, Spencer, who is suing Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) comes to visit Ava in the hospital at her bedside.

These two have more in common than one might instantly think.  First, Spencer commiserates with Ava on to the fear of seeing oneself after being badly burned.  After all, Spencer went through something very similar when he was burned and worried about his face being disfigured after the fire at Wyndemere a few years back.

This opens the conversation up to Spencer’s father, Nikolas.  Spencer tells Ava that his heart is with her, as was his father’s.  Ava tells Spencer that he reminds her of Nikolas, and that his father would be so proud of him standing up to Valentin.  She knows that her relationship with Nikolas got cut short due to his untimely death, and if he had lived, things in her life may have turned out completely different.

Ultimately, Spencer hopes she will testify in the civil suit to speak to how Nikolas protected her from dying that fateful night on Cassadine Island. Later, Spencer thanks Ava for making his father feel better and wishes her peace.  It is then that Spencer reaches over to the bed and gives Ava a tender hug, something that moves Ava to tears.

It was a beautifully acted moment by Maura West and Nicolas Bechtel.  We wish we would see more of them together in the future stirring up some trouble for the residents of Port Charles.  As fans know, Bechtel has already wrapped his summer run on GH, though there are more episdoes to come featuring the talented young man in the week’s ahead.  As for Maura West, she has made every moment of every scene tragic and yet triumphant, as Ava teeters between wanting to live, and wanting to be put out of her misery.

What did you think of the scenes between Ava and Spencer on Friday’s GH? Comment below!

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I wish little Nicolas bechtel was on contract he’s so talented and his scenes with all his peers are pure magical to watch but his scenes with Maura made me ache for Tyler Christopher to return.


I totally agree, Aria.


I’m with you on this one.


Nicolas has more talent in his pinky toe than some of the adult actors on the show.


Say it again, dmr. Nicolas is so inspiring—I hope TPTB do not mess with his innocence.
It is that purity of heart which is so endearing to me.
I beg the ‘lords’ of GH to keep him as natural and ingenuous for as long as they can. That is his charm.
The makeshift cellar looks suspiciously like the same one in which Maxie was held, doesn’t it? And the Spencer house?
I don’t buy the hints, here and there that Valentin is involved in Spencer’s kidnapping, albeit I am probably wrong. But, then, Valentin’s newfound freedom would have no air: caput.
This would be a good time for Nik to show up. He took his son to assure him he is alive; and, Spencer is not to disclose this knowledge.


You have a noble heart, Aria…..
Nik should return, but I doubt it will be Tyler. We shall see.
As I have been saying for weeks on end, now; I really believe Valentin and Nikolas, the elder, have staged everything on Cassadine island.
As we heard Valentin say today [to Laura] Nik was on the run, hiding….ending up in Greece.
Perhaps, Valentin aided Nik. Perhaps, Valentin has contacted Nik to tell him what is going on with Spencer….how desolatep and painfully angry the boy is. Hence the kidnapping. Either Nik did the deed himself, or he sent one of his lackeys to do it for him.
Will spencer be taken to Nik; or will Nik show up in the flesh?
However he presents himself to Spencer, Nik will iron things out with his son, for the kid’s own sake.

Mary SF

It was touching especially after Avery’s reaction to seeing her mother’s appearance. Normally both of them can over act a times, but I thought they both toned in down enough to make the scene very sincere and sweet- And it proves once again, sometimes in soaps, simple works best.


Nicely said. Those were my exact thoughts, and I was pleasantly surprised since I only tuned in for the remembrance of Lee Baldwin.


That was the reason I tuned in as well. As I said below, where was the so called tribute? But the scene between Ava and Spencer was terrific. Classic soap opera at its best

Suzie rm

Great scene. Spencer with Laura and Kevin has been a bright spot this summer. The show desperately needs to change its focus and having Spencer back has helped. To bad he is leaving

Still a fan

It’s rare on daytime that one gets to see a child actor that can go toe to toe with an adult actor with more than 20 years of experience and hold their own. This young man holds his own with with everyone he works with. I’ve been lucky enough to watch Ms. West entire daytime time career. From when she started on atwt on to y&r. I was so glad to see that gh didn’t let her get away. Another Emmy is in the near future. Kudos to both of these wonderful actors.


Indeed, Still a fan….love this kid. He just fits any part he plays; assuming any role. My son loves him on the Disney Channel, ” Stuck In The Middle”.
I must confess, somtimes I watch with him…..and, Nicolas does not disappoint. So sure of himself. He’s just a little wonder.
Not only is he a proficient, young actor, he’s a genius; so gifted!!
I wish he were on everyday. I always look forward to his return.
Sadly, some of my favorites won’t be returning. Liesl is out for blood in her revenge of Finn—-my guess is she’ll kill Hayden. Two birds with one stone. They will both be leaving……not too happy about that. Love them both.


Oh Celia, how great was this scene? It’s the first time I’ve teared up in ages. I winced when Spencer hugged her, imagining the pain. But Ava knew it was worth it. Kudos to whoever created this Idea! And I have a possibility as a solution to the Liesl problem, since I’m also a fan. Unable to find a job in the medical field, she gets a gig at The Floating Rib singing songs from Broadway shows and other popular hits. Why not? Her WILKOMMEN number was fabulous two years ago. Sure beats saying goodbye for good!


Ohhhh, I really like your ‘cabaret’ idea at the Floating Rib. Kathleen/ Liesl would be purrfect! Right style, right moves, right voice, right attitude.


That cabaret act would be very “Chicago” like.

It might take some finagling by Maxie to get her muttah-in-law to work there. Don’t forget Mac owns the joint and Liesl put his brother in a coma for a year.


Or as someone else suggested, Liesl could buy the old Campus Disco and turn it into her own nightclub with karaoke and cabaret night…an endless opportunity for her to perform to her (and our) hearts’ content!!!!


Wouldn’t that be the cat’s meow, Shay? LOL….how did this expression come about? I heard it for the first time very recently on “I Love Lucy”… those classic shows. They never go out of style.
Howevah….If only Liesl would stick around, but, as I said, I think she will take her revenge on Finn by killing Hayden….hope the baby will survive, if that’s the case. Bad, bad, bad, all around.

A karaoke/cabaret establishment run by no other than Dr.O would liven up the depressing ambiance….perhaps, even straighten Sam’s head.
Actually, what Sam may have is no joke. My husband watched with me late last night……according to him, Sam is displaying a rare malaise caused by ingesting some kind of bacteria; if the diagnosis is not psychological.
The disease actually has a name. But, I would not be so presumptuous as to jump the gun.
If this is, indeed, the case, it is a wonder Scout is safe from it….is Sam supposedly nursing?
Sorry….did not mean to go off track…..
Imagine Liesl on stage, Shay….what else could we ask for? Ahhh, maybe a little Faison, as her
partner in song……what a novel idea. Perfection. LOL.




Ohhhh…I was wondering if lil Nicolas Bechtel was staying. He is so completely adorable in every way…and completely charming in his rambunctious, yet-oh-so wise-beyond-his-years way. He is at once brilliant and then can turn on a dime to a vulnerable little boy! Love him!

The scene between Spencer and Ava was pure soap opera gold. So completely touching…just beautifully acted and displayed more humanity in that one scene than too many scenes put together to count.

Great job!


” God ” can you imagine… if GH ! and/or TPTB just simply gave us.. the audience , back, Tyler Christopher.. and we’d have another ready made family. dag! this was so enticing and we were all in savor mode… till he was FIRED.

Nicholas / Ava / Spencer ( w/ Avery and Kiki )

Valentin / Nina / Charlotte

Ned and Olivia

Kiki and Dillon

Kevin and Laura

Lucas and Brad

Mac and Felicia

just saying


Another possible…Leisl and Faison. Not a relationship made in heaven, but when she got her “freedom” for her tradeoff for resigning from GH Dr. O did mention it did give her freedom to see however she wanted to see. And possibly find a way between them to cause more intrigue and mischief.


He was not fired, he did not want to renew his contract is was all about money…after he got the Emmy


Christopher recently opened up about his departure explaining that financial reasons kept him away.

“We couldn’t come to an agreement that made sense for me and my family,” the actor said. “As we all know, the economics of daytime have changed. As a result of that, I just couldn’t make this work.”

🙁 🙁


This was an epic GH moment! One of the best series of scenes ever! Maura and Nicolas were magnificent in their deep, emotion filled drama! Both are phenomenal! I was touched beyond words by their dialogue, etc. Nicolas is so amazing! I love him! He can play with anyone and do it brilliantly! I am going to miss him again. I hope he can pop up now and then when we least expect him too. A bravo, standing Ovation! Together, they delivered the knockout punch!


I wish too Nicolas was under contract, then we would have him. But what we do get is magical. It made me want Nik back for Ava in the form of Nick Stabile! If Tyler can’t, then make Stabile an offer to come back. Stabile and West had sizzling chemistry!

jeanine girard

I am so with you on bringing back Nick Stabile as Nicholas!! Thought he was terrific with charisma galore and chemistry with Ava! Please make this happen, GH!


Stabile was okay as a temporary replacement for TC, but I don’t buy him as a long-term Nikolas. Yes, he did have a good rapport with MW, but I chuckled when he called GF mother. There’s a 9-year difference between “mother” and “son’.

I eagerly await Rebecca’s reply about age not mattering on soaps 🙂


Haha, Steve. You know it! So…ahem…Tyler is 44; Nick Stabile is 46…Genie Francis is 55. So, basically, she’s too young to be the mother of either! But…we went with it.

Kin Shriner is 63, Roger Howarth is 48. I guess “Scott” fathered him at 15!

Jane Elliott is 69, Wally Kurth is 58.

Get where I’m goin’? 😉


My thoughta exactly, Lois.
I’ve been chanting the same litany since Nick Stabile replaced Tyler, for just that short while.
I always thought he and Maura had found their romantic niche, like no other.


As I said, Steve…we like who we like…I did not take to Tyler. Nah….
Kelly Monaco and William DeVry are eitht years apart….lest we forget, Gina Tognoni is only six years older than Michael Graziadei ( mother and son)….Josh Morrow is only eleven years older that Robert Adamson…..etcetera, etcetera. You get my point.
I do agree with you, though. I think it is ridiculous; this age thing. There should be at leat, 18 years between a parent and child, before it defeats reality.
This is the state of affairs regarding soaps….can’t escape it. I was decapitated a couple of years ago, when I made, exactly, your point…..not only between children, but reducing characters’ age by a decade or more, especially, when they look their age.
Oh, Steve, by the by, Tyler is only two years younger than Nick S.


Thats just it, Tyler didnt want to sign with GH because of the money they offered so bring in Mr. Stabile. He and Ava had their scenes together and were terrific. And also, Tyler is a good actor but is Hollywood knocking down his door? Acting is such a limited job. People take swipes at Braeden, Geary and Bernard but they have all become millionaires and got to act for 25 some years apiece choosing daytime. I commend Tyler just like I commended Steve Burton for sticking to their guns but the lust of acting and the money these shows pay compared to a normal 9-5 job, you have to wake up and smell the coffee. [Even if it was imported by SONNY!]


HaHa, cute, Timmmbo…” Even if it was imported by Sonny”. Very witty!!
Well, I do ‘claw’ Sonny, more often than not. Geary as Fluke/Luke was an adjustment for me.
Keep in mind that I walked into these discussions during the Fluke phase. Thus, I did not kow Luke….I did later, and I was impressed by the definite ‘switch’ in personality. Amazing actor.
I do not like Victor Newman. He uses the love of/for family as a shield ….” I did it for you”,; kind of talk. But, Eric is masterful at his craft…he uses the stage as his playpen. He takes hold of the situation presented before him effortlessly.
He is focused and incredibly credible ( accidental oxymoron, lol).
I cannot say the same for Maurice. His representation of Sonny is waning. I loath Sonny, but I am indifferent to the actor. I like him, I guess, but not his acting. That’s how I feel.
Burton proved his mettle to me by the end of his run as Dylan.
However, there is no comparison between him and Eric. And, Maurice? Not even in the running.
…..which is exactly my point….how do some of these ‘actors’ manage to hit the stage, with little or no talent and thrive? Most people WORK for their millions/billions. Luck?? Fate?? Right place at the right time? …..speaking of which; Kelly Monaco. Nothing about her translates to, “good acting”…….
….my opinion.
Many think Nathan is a ‘dud’ actor, but,he has charisma…loaded with it….makes a lot of difference, I think.
I am not a great fan of Amy….cannot grasp how the frivolity of this storyline is supposedly reeling us in; but, the girl can act…the writing su**s. Risa expounds her delivery natually—-and her facial expressions is an open book. Her face tells a story. There is a day-and-night difference between Risa’s stage presence and Kelly’s….
I bet you did not expect the rant, eh, T?
But, gee…we haven’t talked in ages. LOL.


nice performance by a actor she didn’t over shadow him give me this Gh and maybe I start watching again


but weren’t you watching?? ; )


Those two together were perfect. The scene was tender,poignant and real. Ava seemed to overcome the self-pity that has been haunting her just for that moment in time with Spencer. I know that Ava really loved Nikolas for that short period of time. They were so good together. Maura West just continues to amaze me when she takes what could have been boring or over the top and manages to pull in real emotion, sincerity and just pure talent. Nicolas J Bechtel is a star in the making. He just has great timing. That is a gift. I love GH for this reason. They manage to bring out the best in just about every actor they have. Kudos for a great moment in the magic history of GH.


I can see why many want NB to stick around as he’s an incredible actor for his age. The show needs characters like Spencer, who pop in for a few months each year. Heather is another, and Serena could certainly fit the bill. I’m not going to mention those currently on contract that we can use a break from.


I agree these scenes with MW and NB were special. A surprise to me as I find the character of Spencer mostly annoying. His current s/l is long overdue. I am glad it was addressed.


That scene is what soap opera is all about. Outstanding acting from both actors. I’ve been watching soap operas for 60 years and have never seen better!


I was a little miffed.. at the “story” between Valentin and Alexis… ? huh? it seemed so juvenile, beneath them…

Valentin mutters … he’ll take care of him ( Spencer ) himself.

I hope I’m not jumping the gun… as cute as Spencer is… AND, IM TRULY HOPING this is just a catalyst for Spencer getting his father back.

thereby, Anna , Valentin, and Nina… can all… MOVE… ON

I just thought the banter between Valentin and Alexis sharing barbs and wit.. as it were.. lame and inexcusable… all this happening over Spencer.. and yes… Nicholas is involved. it just seemed so out of character for Valentin to be putting so much stock in to … ??? this … or whatever.

as if this is the only way for Valentin and Alexis as 1/2 brother and sister.. to not see eye to eye. thereby giving Alexis that step up to reach her moral ground.. where we are not allowed.

Spence being cute and all… does generate. it will be interesting to see how Valentin will take care of this

PLEASE GH… no more one step forward two steps back. ENOUGH already. MOVE


Hi Patrick…I didn’t see Alexis and Valentin trading barbs and wit. I saw Alexis telling him straight on that Spencer is suing him and Valentin obviously threatened by it.

James Patrick did say in his interview that Valentin is still vulnerable…stronger yet can lash out or get defensive…even by someone like Spencer.

At the moment it really IS the reason for Alexis and Valentin to not see eye-to-eye. The writers made a mistake by not showing a grieving Alexis when Nicolas was “supposedly” killed. They were as close as can be. But they were do concentrated on her despair over her persona life that they neglected to get her reaction over hearing of her nephew’s death. If anything, I think Alexis should feel the same wrath as Spencer and go after Valentin with a vengeance…even if she think’s it’s futile…to exact some kind of revenge…attempted justice, etc.

Alexis doesn’t need to step up to her moral ground; she never lost it. She got lost in love and closed her eyes to certain things for Julian. Until she couldn’t. Like Carly has done with Sonny, Liz with Franco, Nathan for his mom, Dr. O, Dante for his dad, Sonny…LOL. Many of the “good” characters have looked the other way for their less-than-good loved ones.

What I found frustrating was the dialogue where Valentin accused Alexis of taking advantage of Spencer for money. It was ridiculous. I can’t even imagine Alexis is charging Spencer! She’s doing this for her nephews…Nicolas AND Spencer. No ulterior motive; that much is too obvious for Alexis not to have slammed down from the start.

I think (hope) Nicolas will show up at some point…regardless of who’s playing him.


New idea…Many of us don’t believe Nik is dead, and if not where he is and who has him…Valentin even said today when sparring with Laura he might have shot him but no one ever found his body after V apparently killed him…Ava talked to Griffin about how hard it would be to “get on with her life” looking like she looks, in comparison to Griffin.

All this gave me, granted a far-out an idea, where to take Ava and Nik story. I remembered “The Enchanted Cottage,” one of my favorite older movies, with Dorothy McGuire ( at one time was even on Y&R), who plays a very nice, kind woman, but homely in most people’s eyes, and how she connects with a once handsome, blind, ex-military flyer, who before his injury was going to rent the cottage for his honeymoon. He did come back to the cottage to heal and hide. Eventually they only saw the inner “beauty” in each other no matter what the ret of the world saw.

What if Ava and Nik do the same thing for each other? 🙂


Haha, Rose! Great idea! Could also be a “Beauty and the Beast” or a “Phantom of the Opera” with role reversal…Ave being the “beast” or the “phantom”. LOL…they could make it an opera at next year’s Nurses Ball!

I, too,think Nicolas is alive although I’m honestly not sure if Spencer is aware of it. I think not. If Valentin and Nicolas are in cahoots…Valentin gets everything and Nicolas gets to fake his own death…it’s still a mystery why Nicolas would let his son suffer and think him dead. Yet, dunno. Not sure Spencer knows. If he did, Valentin wouldn’t be going crazy mad at him and Spencer wouldn’t have told Charlotte.

The above was one theory that Valentin and Nicolas were in the “fake” death together.

However, if they weren’t…and Nicolas just plunged into the abyss and is living somewhere with amnesia (lol..maybe Steve Burton will be the new Nicolas with a new face!) then yeah; maybe he’ll come back as a blind man. Interesting! Of all fairy tales go…I’d really like them to both heal. With all the miracles on GH Ava should be able to get her face back even if it’s a mask or mold of her face!!! LOL!


Am revising my opinion from a few weeks ago about Spencer. Had thought that he was just too overbearing and privileged…as well as being cute. But he has really shown some strategic growth (thank goodness Sonny didn’t “help” him), and maturity in his quest to get his home back by finally enlisting Auntie Alexis to help him with a legal suit against Valentin. Hoping this is also a turning point for Alexis, and gives her her legal mojo and confidence back. Also liked the popsicle scene with Laura and Alexis.

Now to figure out what to do with Valentin because I want him to stay. However he still has to account for shooting Nik, whether he killed him or not…which I suspect he did not. And I am game for having Stabile as Nik. I liked his chemistry with with Maura.

But his touching scene with Ava at her bedside was classic and felt really genuine. And as others have mentioned, it was really nice that Maura didn’t overpower him.


it’s unfortunate… how in the blink of an eye fast… that tribute happened, right?

at the very minimum… I got to look at Kin Shriner.

the saving grace… dag it ! YES


the fans all rejoiced.

I too was taken with the genuine REEL that Spencer and Ava delivered. and YES I agree it made wanting Nicholas, back, that much stronger.

i’m still reserving some judgment on the writers part on just how far Spencer writing will take us. or for that matter.. Valentin.

since the writers DO NOT KNOW how to write Valentin out of his baggage that bogs him down… dead bodies and what not.

GH ; LISTEN … find a way to bring back Tyler Christopher


This was the highlight of this episode for me, not a Spencer fan, but this showed he had some heart. Always love Maura, but this scene was sweet and both were wonderful in it!


I was a HUGE GH fan during the Luke and Laura craze up until Frisco and Felcia’s wedding and the Robert and Anna pairing. Then life and work vot in the way and I started watching again when nd they had the 50th anniversary Nurses Ball and I got attached to the Sabrina and Patrick story. I stopped again because the mob stories and the whole thing with Helena Cassidine was ridiculous. Having said all that I was totally disgusted with Friday’s so called “tribute” episode. Kin Shirner stepped up to the plate and gave a heartfelt performance. Although I wasn’t watching during te Serena years, and even though it was a sad time for them to be reunited, I enjoyed watching Scotty with his daughter. But I five minute chat with Laura was tne Lee Baldwin tribute? What a waste. I tuned in for that? Tracy got a better send off.
With having said that, the one bright spot of the episode was watching the interaction between Ava and Spencer. It brought me to tears. That little guy can act his butt off. It almost made me want to start watching again until I heard he was leaving. I tuned in for the first time in months to see a so called “tribute” to a vet which was a big let down, but little Spemcer saved the day, and. now I hear they might be getting rid of him. Now I know why I won’t be tuning in tomorrow anymore.

Grant Putnam

The Lee Baldwin tribute certainly was a letdown and complete waste of a visit from Serena. She absolutely has blossomed and has a striking resemblance to her bio mom Dominique! The Lucy and Laura interaction was completely wasted in a hotel room setting. Disappointed that Bobbie and Felicia were not used.

As for Ava and Spencer, does she not see that he is playing her! His dad is alive and well and he is covering. All part of his ploy to regain the mansion and return SORAS’d to take on Avery as the love of his life! Does it matter that they are cousins?

Judy Darlene

Nicolas Bechel is a wonderful young actor. His portrayal of Spencer is just fantastic! The scenes with Maura West were so touching. Like many other viewers I cried. I just love Nicolas and truly enjoy all his scenes. I wish he were on more. There are so many possibilities for him. May God continue to bless him.


Spencer is a very precocious young man and I laugh at many of his antics. However, if he were my kid or grandkid there are times I would like to send him to his room!


THIS is GH period! You get hoodwinked into believing they will pay tribute to a legend and get the shaft BUT then they hand us the Spencer Ava scene. As was the case in “The Facts of Life”, you take the good with the bad! BUT then, this is why GH is so far behind Y&R, no balance!


Performance from both actors was wonderful


This was great. They both brought their A game.. I usually get turned off with Spencers over acting. They both broke my heart. He has a reason to spout off, his father is dead, and his home is gone. MW also did a great job. The tribute was a way to get us to tune back in. Worked for a while, its off now. Every time I relent, and watch ,there is sonny. FF is mine. Doesn’t he and Carley ever have a day off. No thanks. Reading how they called Ava names took her child etc, when Sonny killed AJ. Also went to the hospital and brow beat a patient. Again . NO thanks. Stone cold is returning ??? Off to the gym.Now


Just in the nick of time. It’s getting tough to separate who we’re discussing. Three males, three different spellings:

Nicolas (Bechtel) – plays Spencer
Nikolas (Cassadine) – also referred to as Nik.
Nick (Stabile) – temporarily played Nik.

I find it slightly amusing when actors and characters have the same first name, but spell them differently. In addition to Stabile, Sean Blakemore played Shawn while Rick Hearst played Ric Lansing.


Tyler must come back as Nik. He’s deeply

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Then, though Carly (Laura Wright) did not intentionally push Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) convinces her that her best chance at freedom is to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  As a result, Carly expects to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison, but what will happen? Here are more teasers for next week’s General Hospital.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”


Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.


Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.


Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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