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Nicholas Alexander Chavez Takes Over the Role of GH’s Spencer Cassadine

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If you watched the end of last week’s episodes of General Hospital, you know that the role of Spencer Cassadine has been SORAS’d and is lurking around Port Charles.

The role of Spencer was previously played by fan favorite Nicolas Bechtel since 2013. Now, General Hospital viewers can welcome actor Nicholas Alexander Chavez who takes over the role.

In story, Ava (Maura West) and Nikolas’ (Marcus Coloma) lives together have come a part at the seams from a stalker, who they do not suspect is Nik’s son.


So, in order for Ava to protect her daughter Avery, she left Nikolas and wants a divorce and is doing everything to keep him away from her.  Then on Friday’s episode, a masked Spencer was stalking around Ava’s art gallery only to find Trina (Sydney Mikala) there, and later Trina shows up at Curtis’ (Donnell Turner) club opening a seemingly bloody mess.

On Chavez’ IMDb page, it lists and confirms that he is playing Spencer on the ABC daytime drama series.

Please welcome Nicholas as the nuSpencer and let us know if you are looking forward to seeing how the story will play out via the comment section below.

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Is he now the same age as Trina, Cam, and Jocelyn ?

He had just better not be older than those 3 !

Sorry, but he happens to be 21 and Joss just turned 18, not sure about the others.Its crazy that Spencer was a couple years younger than the others growing up and now he’s older? I actually thought he might be even older than 21.

I also found it odd a few days later when Phyllis offers Mike her car keys to drive to Port Charles. When and how did Mike get a driver’s license? For a moment I thought “Mike” was going to say he didn’t have a driver’s license.. but didn’t! Sort of is an invinsible “hole”

Hadn’t even crossed my mind, but you’re right about that. How would Phyllis know if “Mike” even knew how to drive at all?

Not sure how amnesia affects driving skills, but obviously “Mike” doesn’t have a license. And is unlikely to get one without a last name or any other documentation of his identity.

Perhaps Phyllis is trusting enough to believe that “Mike” could make it to Port Charles and back without getting pulled over by the cops. Obviously she doesn’t always stick to the letter of the law herself, as we already know she’s been involved in at least one illegal baby “adoption” in her past.

And then today’s show…aleix and Sean are being abused..but did Nicolas buy and privatize the prison? What gives ?

There are a bunch of inconsistensies everywhere, brian.
Also, Laura calls Spenser’s feelings for Ava an “antipathy”— a mild word, really; compared to what’s in this man-child’s cold heart.—
what Spenser feels, seeded deep inside, is pure hatred—a hatred so powerful, he will use any means to kick her out of orbit.

Laura probably doesn’t want to think that her grandson could be capable of doing anything truly evil… even though she knows as well as anyone what Cassadine DNA can do to somebody. And of course Spencer’s also got Corinthos DNA from Courtney. So that’s a serious combination… even if you have Laura’s own DNA in there to balance him out.

That’s so true. None of us wants to believe the worst of someone we love—-especially our children or grandchildren.
Nonetheless, as you so eloquently point out, , Spencer is a Cassadine and a Corinthos—double dose of baddie.

They were the same age when they went to Lila’s Kids day camp, and then they just aged Cam and Joss! I always thought that was so weird

He was also on the contract section of the cast credits on Friday’s episode. (So still is Wes Ramsey but I’ll stay focused).

Have to keep those spellings straight…
Nikolas: character played by Mary’s Coloma
Nicolas: Bechtel – thanks for many enjoyable years
Nicholas: Chavez – welcome & time to jump start the stale teen set.

Congratulations to Nicholas Alexander Chavez on achieving the role of Spencer Cassadine. I am sure he will be wonderful in the role!

I’m glad Spencer is back on the scene but not sure about “how” he’s back. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out it was him doing all these dastardly deeds to split up his father and Ava though.

It’s about time! With all the other kids aged up to being teenagers, I was wondering when Spencer would join the ranks. And given the GH casting department’s talent for finding phenomenal young actors, I have high hopes for NuSpencer.

Now if only they could bring back Tyler Christopher as Nikolas, that would be wonderful. Marcus Coloma is still not cutting it for me as Nik, I’m not sure what it is about him but he just doesn’t suit the role.

Bechtel actually is a teenager – He’s 16, I think. He looks younger though. Agree about Nikolas, but I think the ship has sailed for Tyler 🙁

I agree Marcus C. is not a good fit for the Nicholas role.

Maybe because Marcus looks so young compared to Tyler Christopher. Now they s.o.r.a.s. Spencer and they’re going to look like siblings rather than father and son.

You make a very valid point here.Hard to see them as father and son, and what does he have against Ava, as she and his dad resolved things and fell in love, why are his jockeys in such a twist?

Violet, as I recall, Spencer turned on Ava when she accepted plastic surgery for her burns in exchange for not testifying who “killed” Nikolas. So, if he can forgive his father (has he?), why not forgive Ava as well? Unless I’m missing something.

I had forgotten all about that. Thanks for the reminder. You are right again.

I also miss Tyler and although I like Marcus, he does look the almost 10 years between he and Ava.

can we get Emma back too, she’s college age and it would make sense for her to move away from home and go to school in port Charles. she has grandma Anna, grandpa Robert and Uncle Mac all in the east coast.

I really like the new Spencer

The new Spencer is a great addition to the cast. He really looks like Cassadine royalty!! I look forward to seeing him in scenes with his father and Ava.

While I will always love the old Spencer, wasn’t the same age as Joss way back when? Didn’t they go to Lila’s day camp together?? I’m really liking the new Spenser and looking forward to all the fun summer scenes! Gotta say really want to see Jason and Britt together again… great chemistry! Nice to see Sam and Liz bonding!

Its okay, this kid looks more like he could be Marcus Coloma’s son than Tyler Christophers. I’m sure Bechtel has many other opportunities. If Chavez sucks it will go hand in hand with the recast of Nicholas with the hiring of Coloma. Tyler Christopher isnt hirable. I STILL dont know why they couldnt bring back Nick Stabile. He was actually better than Tyler. But, we the viewers dont have a say, like it or not! Lets give Mr. Chavez a chance and see what he’s got.

I actually liked Nick Stabile, especially when he and Ava met on the plane to Valentine’s island, when Nickolas was supposedly killed. I thought they made a much better looking couple than Ava and Marcas Coloma. I remember a lot of the fans didn’t care for Stabile, go figure!

The issue with Stabile likely had more to do with the age difference with Genie than chemistry with Ava. Although there’s only an 18 month age difference between Stabile and Tyler Christopher, Stabile appeared even older.

Genie Francis (along with Lynn Herring and Kristina Wagner) is aging like fine wine. Marcus Coloma is actually the right age for Nikolas, but arguably looks even younger.

Fortunate for those two ladies you mentioned. I’ve always said it’s the men that age like fine wine, but the ladies age like old cheese! Every time I pass a mirror, I go, omg, who’s that old hag there?

GH, I have been watching for decades, I do not like that look of Jason and Carley getting married we understand the reason but it is time for Sonny to come home!!! Let him fall hit his head and let his memories come back something. Let Jason and Brit get back together and she finds out she pregnant with Jason baby. Find someone new for Jax other than Nina. No, no, no marriage for Jason and Carley doesn’t look right Nooooooooo!!!!!!

He could have smiled,very handsome btw.

Nu Spencer should at least wear glasses to look a little like previous Spencer. It would make the re-casting of actor easier to accept.

Changing Spencer was a HUGE error. No one can act or steel a simple scene like Nicolas Bechtel. He’s 16 and could absolutely play an 18 year old if needed. He has grown quite a bit and his looks have totally matured. Nicholas Chavez is no Spencer. He is most likely a new actor. It certainly comes across as if he’s learning to act. That would be fine for a new character, but it’s absolutely impossible for him to be Spencer. Definitely no longer interested in his storyline. I’ll just fast forward my DVR through those parts until I see Bechtel back as the only person that will ever be believable as Spencer Cassadine. BRING BACK BECHTEL!!!

Worst thing so far about this SORASing/recast?

Everybody in town (except Trina & her mom, apparently) knows Spencer. Most of them are related to him, by one means or another. And yet he’s all over town… in a crowded nightclub, at the pier, at the cemetery, in a public park, and nobody’s recognized him yet??

The odds of that happening are about the same as a blizzard here in Hell within the next week.

After today’s show and his treatment of Ava, I am so glad we have a new Spencer. I could never see the “real” Spencer act in such a dispicable way, especially claiming to love his father and then going so far out to make him so miserable and unhappy. I think Ava is not buying his act, but has not thought he’d go so far.

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.


Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).


Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.


In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.


Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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