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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nikolas Takes Down Valentin And Ava Has A Surprise Announcement

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On Monday’s did-not-disappoint episode of General Hospital, long-awaited confrontations, and shockers were the order of the day that gave cast members: Genie Francis (Laura), Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin)and Marcus Coloma (Nikolas)and palette to shine on, and that they did.  Add to that, a surprising twist featuring Maura West (Ava)and you had great performances all around.

In story, in the middle of Valentin and Nina’s wedding, bursting through the doors of Wyndemere is a water-soaked Nikolas with Ava in his arms.  Next, a stunned Laura runs over to her son. Meanwhile, Ava accuses Valentin of trying to kill her and he throws back to all in attendance that she was drunk. Nikolas triumphantly tells Valentin that he is about to lose everything. Nikolas explains that he has Mikkos’ codicil and it gives the entire Cassadine estate to him. Valentin says he is lying, but Nikolas says that Valentin is Helena’s bio-son and not a Cassadine!

 

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As the two men throw barbs at each other, Laura and Lulu  (Emme Rylan) get Nikolas out of the room,  Next, Valentin turns to Nina and he has figured out she knew about Nikolas. It is then he realizes, she planned to hurt him as payback at their wedding. Nina admits to Valentin she knows the truth about Sasha (Sofia Matteson) and his entire part in the cover-up and deception, and Liesl (Kathleen Gati) told her about the DNA tests. Nina reveals that if he’d only told her the truth, he could have put a stop to what has become of the wedding … a sham.  Valentin admits to Nina that he just may not have the skill set to love her.

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Now we turn to Nikolas, as he tells his family how he survived Valentin’s gunshot over three years ago.  He tells Laura, Lulu ad Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), how in discovering the truth about the will, he had to be very strategic on how he would return and how best to make his move to ensure that he beat Valentin.  Just then, Laura slaps her son and reads him the riot act for what he did to his son, Spencer, and how she had to put him in a boarding school in another continent to keep him safe.  Laura says she hates Valentin, but what he has done pales in comparison to what Nikolas did to his own son for the price of revenge.

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Then, Ava interrupts the group and announces that she and Nikolas are getting married tonight, and that they have to get ready for the ceremony, to which Laura and Lulu are absolutely stunned.  Fade to black.

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So, what did you think of the episode and the performances contained within? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Su000
Su000

Valentin is da`man!!
It has just begun.
to say Nilkolis has taken down Valentin is ridiculous.
Valentin has game he will survive, easily.
Helena would advise;
never ever discount Valentin, ever.

((of course, it depends on the writers, how they can screw it all up ahaa))

Soaphound
Soaphound

Admittedly one of the best episodes in many moons. Terrific work from Genie and from Cynthia Watros who, for me, has finally assimilated Nina’s character. Typical idiocy from the Port Charles PD believing the man over the woman (Ava just decided to jump off the balcony for a midnight swim?). But I’m leery of all the threats flying; I want to see action. As far as Ava & Nikolas as a couple… I’m not there yet. And the teenage romance quadrangle? I thought summer was over!

Jimh
Jimh

i was wondering about the Sasha/Nina story-who was her father…wouldnt it had been Finn??? but he want involved in that story!!!

Margherita
Margherita

It would have been Silas Clay, I believe. And he was murdered by Madelaine, if I remember correctly. But both characters have been played by Michael Easton.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Maybe it’s just me, Jim, but I’m totally confused right now regarding who Sasha is or isn’t. I guess that comes from too many of those dime-a-dozen paternity tests floating around.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Soaphound,
I am in love with Nikolas—not because he’s so handsome, but because it’s ” different strokes for different folks”—his entire demeanor does it for me. I like the way he interacts wth his mother, as well–yes, the hurt is there—-will prabably always be there, but the friction will dissipate eventually. A mother’s love forgives and it’s irreplaceable.
I think he and Ava are perfect for each other—-the tension only magnifies the “buried” attraction. Ava’s vengeance, if one can call it that, is a ploy on the writers’ part—a technique, if you will.
Teen age love!!! Ahhhh!! How long has it been? Young love!! Ages….yet, it is kind of ‘misplaced’, LOL.
Do you think Sasha is Nina’s daughter, after all is said and done?

Michael
Michael

The shows have greatly improved lately!

eric gagné
eric gagné

genie francis was amazing……….wow!!

Jonny
Jonny

Ever since Dan OConnor name started appearing at the end of October it’s been so good. Hes 33 and the youngest head writer in GH history. I am literally on the edge of my seat.

Jonny
Jonny

Dan OConnor is the best new head writer in the biz. Hes only 33 years old btw. Since his name came in credits two months ago the show is a thrill ride. Last two episodes of GH were complete total fire. Theres something fresh about his writing. Anyone else notice a difference since Dan came on?

Dan
Dan

I didn’t think changing co-head writers would make that much of a difference in the show, but it certainly has. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it the last several months. I had no idea Dan O’Connor was that young. That was a brilliant decision to promote him, get a younger, fresh perspective in the head writer position, someone that has never been a head writer before, rather than recycling the same names from show to show, like we see so often on soaps.

Bravo to Chris and Dan, they’ve gotten GH on fire again. The way it should be. They have the most talented cast in daytime, in my opinion, it’s about time the writing catches up. Can’t wait to see what they have in store next!

Kay
Kay

For everything that is holy put Genie with Curtis the chemistry is off the charts! CW has finally begun to show you her skills and not imitating MS

Jimh
Jimh

Good show but going back to Nina…during the Nina /Sasha story why wasnt Finn involved-wasnt he the father???

Satan
Satan

So Val the Bastard is still a bastard but he ain’t the bastard we all thought he was??

Helena had a side piece while Mikkos was off trying to freeze the world?

Let me guess…. Faison. Since he & Helena obviously knew each other well, why not in the “biblical” sense?

Which makes Val & Whiny Heiny brothers. And I’d actually buy that before I would buy Val being Alexis’s brother, so why the Hell not?

That doesn’t mean either one of them need to stick around long term though. Especially not Heiny!

dzzdee
dzzdee

I love how both Anna & Nina reacted to Valentin with her emotions. Made you feel sorry for Valentin. Is Anna really in love with Valentin? I am hoping Valentin has a plan.

Timmm
Timmm

GH has been very good. the elephant in the room is the new actor that plays Nick. He is too young, has no chemistry with Laura and the actor is only average. What they should have done is have Tyler Christopher crash Nina’s wedding, holding Ava in his arms. THAT would have been a shock to us viewers. Why not hire Tyler back and support someone who has issues and his GH friends would be there for him, as well. BUT, Hollywood doesnt give many second chances. And by the way, Ava falls off the balcony, Nick just happens to be there to save her and not a scratch on her! Hmmm?

NoraE
NoraE

Amen, Timm! The new Nick hissing four or five words at a time is driving me crazy. Maybe the slap LUra gave him will get him to spit it out in sentences instead of disjoined phrases. The poor guy even pauses for commas, while acting frienzed and frantic. He has to be exhausted at the end of his scenes. I sure am. He’s a handsome young fellow, but not a good fit for this part. He’s just too young.

Put in the work and sort yourself out and get back to work, Tyler Christopher. Your loyal fans and GH kingdom await some good news from you. No slaps or judgement, Dark Prince. We’re all pulling for you. You’re a fine actor and truly missed.

Timmm
Timmm

Nora, I think the powers that be got too caught up in his looks and didnt listen to his delivery close enough. Oh well, what do we do? Nice comment about Tyler. I wish him the best!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Timmm, I totally see where you’re coming from. I’m still giving MC a chance to claim the role. It seems to take some longer than others to “fit in”. But when I compare his scenes to the brilliant work of Mark Grossman on Y&R (also dropped into a tough recast position), I start to worry. In no time, Grossman claimed Adam Newman as his own character and is consistently excellent. But Marcus seems very self-conscious, as extremely good-looking people often are. My advice is to watch himself on tape and try to tone down the tics (the lip pursing is sexy but mostly inappropriate) and the posturing and just be “in the moment”. On the plus side, I like some of his work and he’s so handsome, I hope he begins to connect more with folks. The Ava thing will, hopefully, be a paper marriage only!

Timmm
Timmm

I will give him time. It was just such a big return with mainstream characters involved and there just isnt a lot of time to learn the role that EVERYONE is focusing on. Like you said, Mark Grossman nailed the role and has chem with everyone over at Y&R.

brian
brian

not lovin’ new Nic. sorry he looks just a little too young for the role

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

brian,
I maintain that this new Nic looks too young is because he is! T.C is older and was more appropriately suited to Ava and Laura both .Aren’t these women about the same age?

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Look for Spencer Cassadine to finally return to the canvas of General Hospital!  Next week, Nicolas Bechtel reprises his fan favorite role as Nikolas’ son!

What will happen when Spencer learns that the father he grieved for over three years is alive and well?

Meanwhile, Bechtel took to Twitter to confirm his return to the ABC daytime drama series expressing: “Well…it’s out of the bag. It was so hard not to reply to all of you. I’m back and I am still Spencer. I can’t wait for next week. Thank you SO much to everyone who supported me. I love being a part of this phenomenal show #gh”

Viewers are looking forward to scenes between Bechtel and Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Genie Francis (Laura) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin). Will those all come to pass? Stay tuned.

So, happy to know Bechtel is back as the mischievous Spencer C.? Comment below.

 

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Well, well, well! Looks who’s back in Port Charles!  A major surprise occurred during Thursday’s “Next-On-General Hospital” teasers when viewers saw Sonny’s former nemesis Marcus Taggert, and Sonny himself, in a clip from a scene.

Turns out that today on Friday, January 17th look for the return of Real Andrews to his role as Taggert!  Andrews took to his Twitter and Instagram account to confirm the casting news.

Maurice Benard tweeted: He’s Back!!! Bigger and better than ever. On General Hospital. You don’t want to miss it.”

While, Andrews tweeted: “It is going to be a great ride.”

Real played the role of Marcus from 1996-1997 and then again from 1998-2003.   He was last seen on the soaps on Days of our Lives back in 2016 and 2017.

In real life, Benard and Andrews are good friends.

Now the question is, could Taggert’s re-emergence tie in to the new case that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is working on, and somehow the return of Nikolas Cassadine to the canvas?  Years ago, Taggert’s sister, Gia was involved with the dark prince, leaving fans speculating that perhaps Nik and Gia had a daughter, who could turn out to be Trina played by Sydney Mikayla.  Hmmm.

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At the ceremony, Nelle explains that she and Shiloh while in prison had a small ceremony and “Dawn of Day” devotee Daisy was their witness, which Daisy confirms.  Nelle goes on to say that she shares Shiloh’s wishes to be part of little Wiley’s life, and since he is no longer among us, she will makes sure she is a part of it!

Of course, throughout her statements, Michael (Chad Duell) is looking less than amused and cuts to the chase and asks her what she really wants.  And with something that all viewers of the ABC daytime drama series, let out a collective, “uh-oh”, Nelle replied “What belongs to me.”   As we know, Wiley is Michael and Nelle’s biological son, and with Lucas (Ryan Carnes) in the hospital, it would seem the perfect time for her to make her move to get closer to the child she gave to Brad (Parry Shen).

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Jason (Steve Burton), who was present at the memorial, heads to Carly (Laura Wright) to tell the bad news; that her enemy Nelle is out of jail, and running around free and is Shiloh’s widow.  Carly as expected is very distraught and unhappy to hear the news.

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What a fun return for Chloe Lanier who played Nelle’s shocker to the hilt!  Got to love a good bad girl on daytime who stirs the pot!

So, what did you think of Nelle being Shiloh’s widow? What do you think Nelle’s next power play will be? Comment below.

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