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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nikolas & Spencer’s Reunion Leaves Ava Attempting To Bring Peace: What Did You Think Of The Key Scenes?

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The long-awaited and highly-anticipated reunion of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and his son, Spencer aired on Monday’s episode of General Hospital.  And it reminded us all how much we love Nicolas Bechtel as the young Cassadine.

While Ava (Maura West) first talks with Spencer in order to prepare him for his father’s appearance and that he is alive; when Nikolas shows up and receives a hug from Spencer, it appeared all might be OK between them, but how could it be? Nikolas let his son believe he was dead for over three years!

Next, Spencer lays into his father for choosing claiming the Cassadine fortune and keeping hidden over telling him that he was alive; leaving Spencer alone with two broken legs, in a boarding school in Europe, and grief-stricken.

The best scenes were actually shared by Maura West and Bechtel, when Ava tries to reason with the disappointed and disillusioned young man over his father’s return, which has a double meaning for her.  She says, “The person you love most in the world just came back to you. That makes you the luckiest boy on the planet. Can’t you see that?”  For Ava, she is obviously drawing a parallel to her losing her daughter, Kiki and wishing she was alive.

Kudos to the actors in these scenes.  Watch them below.

Then, let us know what you thought of Spencer finding out that Nikolas was alive via the comment section below.

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Shelley Dinner

All three actors gave fantastic performances, but Maura West& Nicolas Bechtel were phenomenal.

Jimmy
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It was great to see Spencer again, played by the same actor and not a SORAS’d version of the role. But I kept thinking to myself how great these scenes would have been if Tyler Christopher had returned as Nikolas. He and Nicholas Bechtel had amazing father/son chemistry (just like Jason Thompson and Brooklyn Rae Silzer had fantastic father/daughter chemistry) and it’s one of the things I miss most with this story. I like Marcus Coloma as an actor and he fits the role well, but it’s been very difficult to like this version of Nikolas since all he does… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well said, Jimmy, and I agree completely. Nikolas has some MAJOR fences to mend and poor Marcus Coloma (whom I like very much) has done enough lip-pursing for the next year. Lighten up, Niko!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Not for nothing but that was too long to keep the character off the canvas.

brian
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brian

Let Marcus Coloma steal the show as always. Hope he is here for a long time… with Brit in tow to help him with his revenge !

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thank you, Brian! I’d love to have Britt back, sparring with Liesl and… well, everyone. She and Spencer were great together. Then we can also bring back Drew, Hayden, Kim, and dump Gladys, Brando, and Peter the Prop. And how about something fun for Molly and Kristina? Anything but ANOTHER Sonny/Carly/JaSam concoction!

DMRR
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DMRR

Love Maura West. NuNik is growing on me. Although, I miss Tyler.

Jimh
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Jimh

Scenes were ok…taking time to get used to NuNik…i wish Ava wasnt a killer…at least lets learn she killed Connie years ago because her demented sister used some mind control…lets have Ava and Julian more like the down to earth old fashion villains like Alexandra and her bro Alan on Guilding Light..soaps have stumbled away from being soaps..especially Days and GH but both remain ok entertainment…Days jumping ahead and then going back to tell the story was a mistake now..its like getting all spoilers at once and knowing the outcome before we actually know the story!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Jimh. The old “villains” didn’t cross certain lines, so we could still love them. Every time I start to root for Ava (mostly because Maura West is so great), I remind myself how bad she’s been. The evil deeds weren’t as evil in the old days. I still miss Alexandra Spaulding and now, sadly, will miss the late, great Marj Dusay as well.

Jimh
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Jimh

ya…she was great in all her roles

Rodd
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Rodd

Wonderful to have Nicolas back as Spencer! He stood toe to toe with the great Maura West. I hope that in time, he and Marcus Coloma will share on-air chemistry as son and father. I’m still waiting to care about this version of the Prince.

Gramma Rose
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Gramma Rose

Spencer has every right to be angry. Nicholas did choose the Casadine fortune over his child and the rest of his family. It wasn’t right to let them grieve for 3 years.

Remy
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Remy

I prefer Tyler, even Nick Stable, but I’ll give Marcus Coloma credit where credit is due.

Mr. Coloma is hitting all the right notes with Gene, Maura, Nancy and the most essential to Nikolas, Bechtel’s Spencer. Marcus was thrown front and center and has literally cranked out lemonade.

He’s definitely making Nikolas his own while staying true to essence of character.

Maura is bringing the best out of Mr. Coloma and in a sense, Nikolas’s next chapter of his return.

Kudos GH, this is a recast that’s working!

Michael
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Michael

I used to find Spencer very annoying, but Nicholas Bechtel has grown into a fine young actor. Bravo.

Charlie
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Charlie

Doesn’t anyone, including the writers, remember that Spencer knew about his father’s fake death plot, and that they were communicating with each other until Laura took the cell away from Spencer?

Satan
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Satan

That was his first faked death. When Tyler Christopher was still around and he framed Drew (who then was supposed to be Jason) for throwing him out the window the first time.

Spencer wasn’t in on this plot, because it wasn’t initially planned by Nikolas.

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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