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Nick Stabile Makes His Debut As Temporary Nikolas On General Hospital!

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On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Nick Stabile (Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dawson’s Creek, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) made his on-screen debut as Nikolas Cassadine.

As fans of the daytime drama series know, Stabile was brought in as a temporary replacement for Daytime Emmy winner Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) who has left the series for a bit for personal reasons.

Stabile takes over at a key point in Nikolas’ disappearance storyline, where it was revealed that Nik, and none other than Ava Jerome (Maura West), where on the same flight out heading to London, but have now appeared to be kidnapped by Huxley played by the ATWT alum trent Dawson, who also debuted this week on the sudser.  This sets the stage for more scenes between Stabile, West, and Dawson.

Meanwhile, viewers learned that Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) has been in on his father’s “death” all along after he places a phone call to Nikolas where he says: “Trust me, I’ve got your back father.  I should win an Emmy for this, no an Oscar! Call me back.”  Only after he receives the call, Nikolas has no cell reception in the place where Huxley has taken the dark prince and Ava.  We come to find out by the end of the episode it’s not Nikolas who Huxley has a major interest in, but Ava Jerome!

So, what were your first impressions of Stabile as Nikolas?  What have you thought about how Maura West’s Ava Jerome is mixed in to the story?  Did you guess all along that Spencer was in on his father’s plot to some extent?  Have you enjoyed seeing Trent Dawson as Huxley? What on earth does Huxley want with Ava?  Share your thoughts on all of these questions in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Real Nik needed a shave…fake Nik is clean shaven-lol…Huxley-hate the cartoonish accent…maybe Huxley is interested in Ava because Connie is still alive, and Huxley has her in a plot against the Jeromes and mostly against Sonny!!!…just kidding…lol

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Jimmy, I like it. Kelly Sullivan may be available, now that she’s off Y&R.
It’s very possible Huxley’s plot includes Connie. If she’s alive, Sonny and Carly have nothing to hold over Ava’s head.
And, imagine the cat fights between The two CC’s. Ha!! Get my drift?
I love, love, love Nick Stabile much more than chubby cheeks. I wish he would play the fallen-from-grace-prince Valiant permanently.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I know…watched her ghostly appearance to Sharon who im surprised hasnt gone wacky doodle Heather Webber style by now…lol….i watched Nick on Sunset Beach many moons ago…they can always bring him back as Valentin Cassidine…Micheal E. has played 4 roles so why cant this guy play another character…my problem with Mr. Chubby Cheeks is he always act as if he is bored and wishes he were someplace else…Nick Stable would make a good Peter Blake on Days!!!

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I would love to see Nick Stabile permanently on GH..He has been doing a great job as Nikolas..he fits the part and is much better to look at than tyler christopher i think…really would like to see him stick around!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I noticed the clean-shaven face too. Thought I missed a scene…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

They should had explained Nick took a bath and shaved but i thought the beard thing was so he could travel incognito…

Melissa
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Melissa

Yeah, clean shaven vs fully bearded! So much for continuity. Not digging Huxley. More mystery that will go nowhere?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

They should have said he shaved…i thought the beard was to disguise himself…Huxley so far isnt as good as i thought he would be…he is a little too cartoonish!!!

Celia
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Celia

Not digging Huxley, either.
No looks to speak of or personality. Do not like his forced acting….and, why does he keep calling Nik “Mr. Carradine”? I noticed it yesterday, too.
Also, please PTB, spare me Morgan’s oh, so joyful homecoming. How long until the Corinthoses will be at each other’s throats again?
I surely hope Kiki and Dillon will become an item. And, Morgan finds them in the act. He did plenty of that to Kiki.

Celia
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Celia

Duh, Melissa. I blundered again. I forgot Nik’s using a fake name. Nonetheless, he is an internationally known prince?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Not impressed–with either.

Celia
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Celia

Right, Jimmy. Not only travel incognito, which is so dumb, anyway……he is a Prince; recognizable with or without a beard; with or without shades.
Besides, where did Nik find the place or time to shower and shave? Did I miss something from the time he landed to where he is now with Ava at Huxley’s oh-so-opulent fortress?
The creators of this debacle do not give ‘scripts’ the time of day; thus, the inconsistencies.
It rather sticks in the craw to think that the soaps’s omnipotent ‘yay gods’ assume we are that ‘accepting’ of stupid scenarios, eh, Jimmy?

Celia
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Celia

Happy Daddy’s Day EVERYONE!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Too bad Carlos didnt clean up that way-lol

victoria wix
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victoria wix

How stupid do they think we are and yet expect us to accept this change in actors. Frankly I think it is an insult to our intelligence shame on them.

Patrick
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Patrick

well… one… I’m really – really – glad , Nicholas told his son

just as Ava – shared – on the plane… did she ever… learn her lesson… when it comes to their’ “children”

is this all worth it at the expense of their child?

whew!

dang it! I hope… Tyler Christopher and Maura West … get to reconnect

this is spotlight time… Trent Dawson is

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I’m not familiar with this actor but I thought he was great. Looks a bit like Sean Kanan. I like that they’re pairing characters together that haven’t had scenes together before; kinda keeps it fresh. However, it was kind of ridiculous that Nicolas tried to hide his identity from Ava when he said she might have him mixed up with someone else. Really? His cousin Alexis is married to her brother…lol…the writers write ridiculous things like this all the time. In spite of bloopers like that, I think GH has been great lately. It’s going at a good pace and… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It has improved somewhat…and i agree about that silly blooper part…i liked the actor who plays Huxley better when he was on ATWTs but so far he is not winning me here but that could change in time…i did not like Britt at first but she grew on me and i miss that character…i thought that Huxley would be new Amy’s big brother and the two of them would be responsible for those hospital deaths and framing Finn for them for some reason!!!

Harry
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Harry

I thought he did great too and it cannot be easy grabbing the baton from a veteran character and a core character in the middle of a climatic storyline.
He did so seamlessly–bravo!

ryan
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ryan

I don’t watch GH but this new Nikolas is hot.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Most likely Hux wants that artifact that Ava was going to show privately would be my guess. I do hope the character is faking an English accent and will drop it soon.As for the new Nik– the jury is still out– did they explain why he didn’t have a bread, if not they should had glued a fake one on him—– And didn’t we all guess weeks ago that Spencer was in on it.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Story line poorly constructed for sure.
Re Nickolas–really unbelievable that Nickolas would make his son part of a “pretend” death–and make Laura his mother suffer.

Celia
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Celia

True, nancy. This is why I questioned Laura’s nonchalance over her son’s disappearance and possible death. Really? I would be tearing my hair out.
Does she or does she not know? If she knows; is she aware Spencer also knows? I repeat….such a dumb premise and not a well-thought-out script.

Timmm
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Timmm

Boy if that were Lucky she would care!

su0000
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su0000

I knew, from day one, without doubt, that Spenser was in on it , he knew.
No WOW moment..

It will be fun to have a stand-in Nikolas; something different (which is badly needed)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

But su0000, don’t you agree that it’s a bit sick of Nickolas to bring his son in on the deception about his death? And to keep it from his mother Laura? Nickolas is really proving that he is as cruel as his father.

Omar
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Omar

Hi Nancy…

A cruel Nickolas is so much better for entertainment that the normal good guy Prince Nickolas of old..The show needs that kind of change for him..He can become the new “Adam Chandler” or the new “Dorian Lord”

Cruel, scheming, making the wrong choices always but at the end of the day, really passionate about those they loves, even if their intentions are selfish and wrong!!

Just saying!

Celia
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Celia

I agree. Nik is being written right into a sink-hole. Unless he is proven to be an imposter, Nik will be a lost cause. PC has enough baddies; we do not need more. Even the worst fathers would not put their child through this…on Father’s Day of all days….LOL and HaHHa!! All sign point to the fact Nik told Spencer what he was about….staging his death, or whatever. Admittedly, Spencer is an extremely precocious child, yes; yet, he’s a child nonetheless. I don’t know how much longer he could carry this load, if he knows the truth. Are we sure?… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Bummed Tyler wasnt in today’s scenes just when I was getting into Ava & Nic! Nick Stabile didn’t do a bad job though but I miss Tyler already. Loved Spencer today and yes, I figured Nic wouldn’t let his son think he’s dead. Nicolas Betchel is the cutest!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

If not somewhat tiresome and totally unbelievable.

Dee
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Dee

Thought they could have at least dyed his hair black. But I liked his delivery.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I thought it sounded like he was just reading his lines. Not good at all.

I thought Jen Lilly did a great job as a temporary Maxie a few years back until Kristen Storms could return. I also thought Martha Madison did really well stepping into the role of Liz Webber, in the middle of an intense story line several years back.

This one I am not feeling. At all.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think TEMP Nick will get better. He has to get into Tyler’s groove.

Jen Lilley should have been Maxie’s replacement but she was still with DAYS when Kristen took time off.

Celia
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Celia

Every time I hear the name Jen Lilley, I get a lump in my throat. I will miss her soooo much. That expressive face tells a million stories.
I adore her, nothing against Bree Williamson, I like her, but Jen? She should have been brought in…..actually, it would be great if she took the place of Nurse Amy….better yet, another female cop. Not enough women on PCPD.

Lynne
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Lynne

I wish that Tyler was involved more at this point. But if he needed time off, I’m ok with a filler, since I know it’s not permanent.

Mateo
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Mateo

I love Trent Dawson. The character is somewhat one dimensional but still fun. He has always played odd ball characters previously and done so quite well. The new temporary Nikolas is …ummm….well he IS…he’s no where near as fine as Tyler Christopher nor is he as detailed in his performance. I hope Tyler returns quickly. I could watch Ava in any scene and enjoy her cause — I LOVE MAURA WEST — Rock on GH, I am with you for the ride.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I can do without the character of Ave–and can do without her being a part of the Nickolas “disappearance.” WHY?

Rose
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Rose

All I know is that GH is getting more and more un-recognizable, and it isn’t just the change in actors, even if temporary. Spencer knowing doesn’t surprise me, but for some reason he doesn’t seem as “cute” to me anymore. As for Ava and a Huxley connection, I’m reaching the point were I just don’t care.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

karen
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karen

I have watched General Hospital for 20 years. The story lines are finally improving, which I am happy to see, I almost stopped watching. However, I am not liking the new Nikolas, its nothing personal, he just seems a bit flat. Tyler Christopher is a great actor and I hope he returns.

nme
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nme

You missed the best years in the 80’s when Lucy Coe played a librarian by day and was totally opposite by night. The show was awesome back then.

louisa
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louisa

Tough shoes to fill. And they have changed the character of Nikolas so much he is hard to like unless played by Tyler Christopher.

As for Ava, I usually FF through all her scenes. I’m watching her now that she is with Nikolas.

Softjohnmcbain
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Softjohnmcbain

He looks more like AJ than Nik. Kind of wish GH got him when Sean Kanan left the show.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I hadn’t thought of that, but… damn, he does look a lot like AJ!

nme
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nme

I FF when Carly is on…she yells too much.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think he did a fine job of hitting the essence of Nikolas. I’ve always liked Nick Stabile, so it was good to see him on screen again. But, of course, I look forward to Tyler’s return to the role. Nikolas would never hurt his son by faking his death and not letting Spencer know. However, this story is a stretch of the imagination. I’ll play along just because the story is moving along faster than some other snail’s-paced-stories and has me intrigued. I love Trent, but that accent is SO annoying and his dialogue is dreadful. Still, I was… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Rodd, I agree, especially about the JaSam rescue coming later. Don’t care for the Trent Dawson role, which is too bad, as I loved him on ATWT. I think Nick Stabile is good but seems too old for the role (though he probably isn’t). Then again, I’m not a fan of premature gray on anyone.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Soaphound…I think Tyler is 43, Nick Stabile 45. Can’t believe how much he looks like Sean Kanan!

Celia
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Celia

Right, Rodd? I think we were all mouth-agape when he showed interest in Ava.
Maybe, just maybe, Huxley may know something about Connie’s death.
Jimh did predict that Connie could be alive.

Celia
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Celia

“Mouth-agaping”

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I look forward to watching this episode today. I’m sure Sonny has a hand in this. Ava is a murderer and belongs in jail. The actress is daytime royalty thus we must suspend disbelief. MW is a wonderful actress. Though, I have never liked any character she has played.

aria
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aria

i wish if the actor is not available to play the role then they wouldn’t be replaced, i’m sure as far as money/budget goes its probably easier, but if the actor contractually playing the role needs to go on a emergency leave, their stories needs to be re written,modify or something because having a new actor playing the role completely ruins the storyline, with kirsten storm taking a leave next its already ruined especially if claudette is introduced and interacts w/ substitute maxie.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

Interesting news: I just read on Nick’s IMDB the following: Before Sunset Beach, Stabile also tested for the role of Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital (which went to Tyler Christopher).

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Mmmmm.

Phil
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Phil

Would love for Connie to be alive, but not for a Sonny and Connie redux! Despite what others think, I like Carly and Sonny! Not a fan of the Nic character but Tyler is a good actor… not sure I like this one!

Mary K.
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Mary K.

Mr. Stabile is a dead ringer for Sean Kanan from a distance. Too bad we could not have kept AJ with his replacement. But water under the bridge.

Nicholas Betchel still makes the show worth watching any day.

I was thrown by the Hux being after Ava. Not easy to do after 53 years of soap watching GH. My guess is that Ava has a piece of Art work that Hux either wants or owns. Ava is such a delightful floosie.

Harry
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Harry

Damn, Mary K, was thinking the exact same thing.
He could have made a great AJ recast. That said, he could have made a great Jason recast given his resemblance to Steve Burton.

Timmm
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Timmm

He would have been better than Sleepy Miller!

carol
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carol

Hope he’s just on for a short time. Nobody does Nik like TC.

Alan
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Alan

Liked Trent Dawson as Henry on ATWT but not digging his faux British accent. I’m all for Ava being moved into the orbits of other characters not tied to the mob and think Nikolas was a good choice but this story already feels like a miss — instead of throwing these two into a steamy affair we’re going to be saddled with some lame “adventure.” Ugh. I am guessing that Ava scammed Huxley out of some artwork and now he is going to take his revenge. Maybe it’s the set decor, but for some reason I’m getting a “Most Dangerous… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

This replacement Nik, is terrible. He’s suppose to be a dark Prince, and there’s nothing dark, Prince about him. Nor does he look anything like gorgeous Nicholas Cassendine. I did not like his acting either. I was very Dissapointed. As far as Huxley goes, I love him, chubby cheeks and all. He is a very interesting actor, and is a great actor. I look forward to seeing more of him, and what he has in store for Ava. Hope Tyler Christopher comes back soon, because he has great chemistry with Ava, and Hayden has great chemistry with Dr. Finn.

Harry
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Harry

Oh come on–give the guy a break. He comes in the middle of a climatic story arc and takes the baton from Tyler without blinking and he was great in that he did not get in the way of the story. It cannot be easy. And as you know, he is just temporary. Can we please cop our temporary actors a break? They are not strike breakers for God’s sake! They are not trying to take anyone’s job. No, they are merely just filling in for an actor who needs some time off. And this comes from me–one of the… Read more »

Omar
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Omar

Well said Harry!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Harry. The guy is good but he is NOT Tyler so people bitch! I wish GH would hire him to play a different role when Tyler returns.

nme
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nme

Thank you!! I happen to like nick Stabile. I have seen him in other shows. We’re all just use to Tyler. I’m only watching because of the OLTL actors.

Celia
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Celia

Golly gee, Susan….different taste in men, I suppose. I find nothing attractive about Tyler. Cupid lips, and chubby cheeks!!
Nicholas Stabile is a hot hunk, in my opinion. Perfect masculine features. His name STABILE (Stable, as in; grounded, firm, in Italian) speaks for itself. Too bad he’s a temp.
Good show, darling Harry…thank you, you said it.

Susan
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Susan

That’s your opinion about the temporary Nik, certainly not mine. I don’t think he’s a hunk at all. I think the opposite of him. As far as my not writing his last name, correctly, who cares. I still think he’s boring, and his acting is not good for the dark Prince. He had no chemistry with Ava, as Tyler Christopher, had on the plane. He was just reading his lines, and that’s it. I was very dissapointened in him, and GH should have used the Nik, that they had for 6 years, when Tyler left the show, many years ago.… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Susan. Oh, Susan, the last thing I wanted to do was offend you. We have a difference of opinion, that’s all. This is good. It generates conversation. I sincerely respect your opinion…..everyone’s opinion. I never said you did not spell his name correctly. Good heavens!!!! I make so many typos, I would be the last to talk. I suppose I did not communicate what I was trying to express. I was merely saying that his surname describes his person. Stabile means ‘stable’ in Italian….not as ‘barn’ but, as in steady; sane. Again, I apologize if I gave the wrong message.… Read more »

nme
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nme

Susan, I bet IF Tyler comes back his personality won’t be dark.

j9
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j9

This is the one story line I am enjoying even though it is still early. Love that Nicholas and Ava are sharing a story line! I thought the replacement gentleman did quite well for Day One. Happy to know many others thought ‘Sean Kanan’ right away because I sure did, LOL! If B&B ever needs to cast a brother for Deacon… Of course, I have a soft spot for Trent Dawson. I was so hoping when he was starting to reveal a motive that he would drop the accent! Would have been cool and Trent could pull it off well.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I dint like the constant glares at Ava… The actor seemed a bit intimitated…. I will give him a week or two and then judge.. How long is he going to be on? As for who is framing Finn… Of course i think Amy, who could be related to Finn’s dead wife, but what if it’s Franco???? Could he be the mercy killer? It’s seems the targets are older parients near death (lucas was not part of the killer’s plan)… This could get interesting if the show moves towards a real mercy killing storyline again! Remember Mellisa ? Jensen Buchannan… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yes, very interesting points, you make, Ghlover. You stir up many possibilities, which make so much sense. Never even gave this Amy person a second thought. But, now, yeah…..she could be very instrumental in setting up Finn.

Dan
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Dan

I hope Tyler comes back ASAP. I was really into the chemistry he had with Maura West right off the bat, and his incognito look with the beard and glasses. Took me out of the story with this new actor showing up, freshly shaven, with grayish hair, and my first impression is I wasn’t impressed. He came across very wooden, like someone trying very hard to remember his lines. But Tyler left big shoes to fill, so I’m certainly willing to give him a chance, and hope he grows into the role, for as long as he’s gonna be on… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I”M I so glad posts are recognizing …

“:…I was really into the chemistry he had with Maura West right off the bat, ”

it was palpable enticing and ahem LOVING it

GH… there could be so much feast… if they’d just write mix and use ALL your talent

i’ll take Ava , Nicholas, and Huxley … for the win… however this spins

Timmm
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Timmm

Tyler who?

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Mixing Ava into a cassadine story intrigues me. It’s nice to see characters step out of from under their usual scene mates. See g the same people together makes it all seem very repetious. Some fans are noticeably awfully petty about the beard deal. Why waste story time explaining why one cut their beard? We all knew a new actor was stepping in. Petty petty petty. Xoxo

Celia
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Celia

Yes, yes, and more yesses, Allen. Perfettamente.

nme
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nme

Week said!

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I’m glad you can relate

ELIZABETH
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ELIZABETH

I miss Tyler already!!! I was really into the Ava and Nik thing when it was Tyler and Maura. This new guy doesn’t do it. While he is cute, hes not Tyler:(.

Ricky nihan
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Ricky nihan

Laura does not know its crazy to think outherwise

GRANTLOVER!!
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GRANTLOVER!!

Not impressed at all with new cassadine, get Tylor back and QUICK!

weathergal
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weathergal

I miss Tyler Christopher in the part of Nicolas. The new one is ok, but not the same.
I have a feeling that another actor Michael Easton is leaving again?

Shenna
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Shenna

Don’t like the replacement. Someone dark an more senister has to play Nicholas! !!!

Lori
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Lori

I like the old nikolas alot, but the new one is alright. Although, the new nikolas seems to lack depth and somewhat void of outward emotion. But, in his defence, he’s new at playing nikolas and I will definitely keep the door open for him to adjust to his new role.
I hope the old nikolas is doing alright and look forward to his return.

Nick Stabile
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Nick Stabile

I love reading all of your comments. I totally understand how di-hard fans fight for their favorite characters and can’t blame them AT ALL. I also really appreciate those of you who have said give him a chance. I got the role on Wednesday night and shot 40 pages Thursday morning. It was a little intimidating. Anyway. Thank you all for watching and I sincerely appreciate what EVERYONE has to say. This is a business of thick skin. I certainly have gotten that in 20 + years acting in Los Angeles. Best Nick

nme
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nme

I loved you in Nick Jr. Fun movie.

Celia
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Celia

Come back, Nick. “Mi manchi tanto”. ( I miss you).
I hope to see you on any soap, in any capacity. It could not have been an easy task to step into another actor’s role; considering how Tyler is loved by many.
But, you fit into his shoes with remarkable ease and walked the mile with finesse. Loved your performance. A true thespian. Be proud!!
You and Maura West are a match made in soapland.
“Buona fortuna”. Ciao.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

Photo: Pinterest/IG

Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

Photo: Getty

According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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