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GH’s Adam Huss on Preparing for Nikolas and Spencer’s Reunion: “I Watched a Lot of Scenes of Tyler Christopher and Nicolas Bechtel, What a Beautiful Dynamic They Had”

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This week on General Hospital, the long-awaited reunion of father and son will happen and when it does expect fireworks and plenty of drama. With Adam Huss back as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan and with Nikolas weaving a web to trap Esme (Avery Pohl) for all her misdeeds, he finally shows up in-person to see his son, Spencer (Nicholas Chavez).

It marks the first time the father and son have shared a scene together since since February 3, 2023, that is almost one year ago! So much has happened since that time. Is there any way the two can still forge any semblance of a relationship?

Previewing. the moment the two come face-to-face, Adam Huss told Soap Opera Digest Nikolas’ mindset: “I believe what transpires between them is sincere, and there is a sincere want and need from Nikolas to reconnect with Spencer. Which is why he is ready to face whatever he is going to face when it occurs. I also believe he would be willing to do whatever it takes in that moment to get what he needs. It’s definitely interesting, the direction it goes in.”

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As for Nikolas’ bio-son. baby Ace, who has been raised by Esme and Spencer, Huss reveals; “He is not going to forget about his other son, especially if this other relationship (the one between Spencer and Nikolas) isn’t redeemable. If he cannot fix the strain that is between him and his other son, guess what? He’s got another heir.”

In preparing to slip back into the role of Nikolas and in particular for the big reunion, Huss shared he watched the classic scenes between the late Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas) and Nicolas Bechtel, when Spencer was younger. “I watched a lot of scenes between Tyler Christopher and Nicolas Bechtel. What a beautiful dynamic they had, especially in the scenes around the fire when Spencer got burned and Nikolas was at the hospital.”

As to the scenes with Nick Chavez, Huss added, Nick and I were really able to have a journey together, I feel, in the work, and when I think about these scenes, I’m excited to watch them.”

Check out this week’s promo from General Hospital below.  Then let us know, are you looking forward to what goes down when Spencer and Nikolas come face-to-face? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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I take this that Adam Huss is definitely committed to bringing us the best possible Nicholas he can. I think he is going to be great in this role.

His acting skills are extremely limited. If he isn’t snarling at something he’s mouth-breathing like a trout. Bring back Marcus!

Yeah! Bring back Marcus, or you’re all getting tossed into the volcano! Again!!

Yes!! Bring back that beautiful man, Marcus!! Whenever I see Adam, I have to turn away—scary looking. And, his acing is mediocre!!
Also, Spence confuses me. He vacillates all over the place.

Wait? What? Marcus was the mouth breather who could not emote to save his life. Adam Huss is brilliant.

LOL, Harry. I hate mouth/breathers. But Marcus is the exception. ‍♀️
Another gorgeous newcomer is Joshua Benard. He is soooo cute. Those eyes!! Good job, Maurice. I hope is permanently part of the cast. —-and, he’s a great, young actor.

Adam is my favorite Nik after the late Tyler Christopher. He has that Cassadine and dark prince vibe down to a T. Love him

This will be the true test of whether Huss can be acceptable in the role… how well he plays against Spencer & Laura. If the guy can’t fit into his own family, then his alleged “chemistry” with Ava is irrelevant, and that seemed to be all anybody has focused on, during his previous short stints on GH. Now that he’s finally got some scenes with his son, I’m guessing he will be seeing Laura shortly as well.

OMG, Ace was the star today. He couldn’t get enough of his new “daddy” Nikolas , wonder how all that familiarity happened.. He’s never seemed that close to even Esme. I actually hope Nik finds a new love. Ava is certainly anything but lovable with her vendetta against Esme is sickening. She could of at least shown ittle concern for Ace, who would have been left without a mother. As far as I’m concerned, if they got rid of Ava, they would be doing Avery a favor. Imagine growing up with that kind of mother. I know I’m in the minority here but she’s never been the kind of woman I could admire.

Violet – you definitely like to go against popular sentiment – judging by this and your disdain for Tracy. I’d argue most viewers love Ava. Sure, she killed Connie, was a major factor in AJs demise and withheld Morgan’s meds. Just the type of soap queen that’s ruled the genre for decades.

Next, you’ll probably tell us you hate Laura. lol

Steve, no I like Laura but there are definitely a few others the fans love , that I can’t stand.

Sorry, I found Laura using her role as a mayor to get Esme a slap on the wrist to be unseemly at best. Ace is better off without that sinister sociopath of a mother. Ava spoke for us all when she snarled at Esme.

Well, Violet, my dear—As much as I love Esme, Ava has every right to hold disdain towards her. It’s a two-fold urge to hurt for Ava. Esme’s father killed Kiki—that counts. I’d react the same way, albeit Esme had nothing to do with it. It’s just a mother’s instinct.
I love Ava—I adore Maura—she’s a Bostonian. That’s enough for me. LOL.

I don’t know what happened—my comment sent without my consent. LOL.
To continue—Seriously speaking, Ava seemed very disturbed when Esme told her Nik had taken Ace. I tend to believe that Ava will turn the corner and join forces with Esme for the simple reason that she has a mother’s loving heart!!

It’s so sad seeing the words: “the late Tyler Christopher”. It can’t be easy for any actor stepping into this character. I respect Adam for studying and honoring the past footage. I wish him much success.

I think Adam is doing great. Ace was so sweet when he cuddled with him. It was adorable

Please keep Adam if Marcus isn’t coming back. And let’s get this long-delayed Nikolas/Spencer/Esme/Ava story moving!

There is no question of him playing a dark character. He does have that.. But he also has to have chemistry with his co workers.. I don’t see that. All I see is he’s acting a role, he doesn’t make it believable. He has to make you feel his pain, what he’s going thru.. I just don’t feel sorry for this Nicholas.. Both Tyler & Marcus did, that’s why we loved these 2 who played Nicholas. Adam is to flat,no emotions with his fake tears.. Why go against Esme, be there for her & Ace. I really don’t like Esme, but they are the parents of Ace.. Act like it! I prefer that we find out that Ace really isn’t a Cassindine at all.. That storyline just don’t add up.

I’ve tried hard but Adam isn’t Nicholas. No matter what I HATE him in that role. I can’t see it. Marcus was a believable Nicholas he was not Tyler Christopher but I could feel him as Nicholas. Nothing personal against Adam but I can’t stand his Nicolas and I don’t know why. Give him a new character so he can shine on his own.

Oh Karen.

What do you mean “we”? Marcus couldn’t act. He just couldn’t. Adam seamlessly stepped into this role during a climatic peak and fleshed out the role of Nikolas. If we can’t have Tyler, Adam is it. He pays fidelity to the character as etched out by Tyler and makes viewers care again for Nikolas.

I think Adam Huss is terrific as Nicholas. He manages to bring alot of humanity to a character I have never liked in the past. I hope he’s in the role for a long time.

I nominate those adorable Clay twins for an Emmy for those incredible scenes with Adam Huss. Adam is somewhat scary to me, but I just got done watching Power. But those kids acted like he was truly their long lost, and very much loved, daddy. Bravo boys!

Tyler Christopher, and that adorable Nicholas Bechtel will always hold a place in my heart.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Harmon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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