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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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brian
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brian

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

He had just better not be older than those 3 !

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Brian
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.

brian
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brian

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”

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

brian
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brian

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

Celia
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Celia

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

Celia
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Celia

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.

Emma Jones
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Emma Jones

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

Steve
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Steve

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.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

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

Rodd
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Rodd

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.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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.

Dennis
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Dennis

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 🙁

Cook
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Cook

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

Carrie
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Carrie

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Carrie
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?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

aria
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aria

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.

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

I really like the new Spencer

Lisa
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Lisa

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.

Emma Jones
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Emma Jones

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!

Timmm
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Timmm

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm
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!

Steve
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Steve

Violet
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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
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?

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D.Banks1215@aol.com

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!!!!!!

Char cooper
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Char cooper

He could have smiled,very handsome btw.

Barbara Henry
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Barbara Henry

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.

Perry B
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Perry B

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… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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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According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
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B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Happen When Port Charles Finds Out What Happened to Jason? (PROMO)

This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

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