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Nicolas Bechtel Returning To General Hospital!

Photo: NBechtelTwitter

Photo: NBechtelTwitter

According to a tweet from his on-screen grandmother, Genie Francis (Laura), fan favorite scene-stealer Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer) is making a return to GH.  While we don’t know if its a short return, or an appearance. or a lengthier stay, it’s always great when Spencer Cassadine shakes up the canvas.

Francis went public with the intel with her tweet that said: “@NicolasJBechtel A little bird told me I might be seeing u soon, well actually a big bird, a really big bird…”

Bechtel had been busy appearingon the Disney Channel series, Stuck in the Middle playing the role of Lewie Diaz, while away from Port Charles.  When we last heard of Spencer, grandma Laura had him sent away to boarding school in Europe following the “death” of his father, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher and last played by Nick Stabile).

Excited to know a Nicolas Bechtel sighting is on its way to your TV screens? Comment below!

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  1. Celia

    March 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Niiice!! Missed him.

    • Celia

      March 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      PS.
      Nicolas has been oustanding as “Lewie”. I’ve caught a few eps with the kids.
      His acting really stands out. Nicolas is a true performer.

      • davlestev1

        March 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

        Celia you know GOOD AND WELL wasn’t no kids around you while were watching the Disney channel LOL

      • Celia

        March 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        @davlestev 1.
        LOL. you’re right, dav. I am mostly stuck on this sofa, with a lame leg.I still watch cartoons. LOL.
        Love my Mickey Mouse!! HaHa!!

      • Shay

        March 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm

        @CeeCee….Yes, Nicolas is undoubtedly a true performer, but I’m sorry, his Spencer is an insufferable little twerp!

  2. Joe E Nelson

    March 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    He’s a great little actor and fun.

    • nancy dillingham

      March 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      And wasn’t that a sweet tweet from Genie?? 🙂

  3. dt

    March 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Yes! He does such a great job in the role of Spencer.

  4. Margie Dalton

    March 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    THANK YOU

  5. Rodd

    March 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    So happy to hear this! I miss this little big ball of fire. I hope this means the Nicolas isn’t far behind. Anyway, screen time with Spencer’s wise-cracking is always a delight.

  6. Lil' Angel

    March 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Happy to see Spencer back. If only Britt would come back with him.

    • Shay

      March 9, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Personally, I’d love to see Britt come back all by her lonesome…or btter yet, with “Daddy Faison” in tow! Perhaps Liesl has a birthday coming up and could do with a special surprise visit???

      • Celia

        March 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        Oh, yes, Shay! That would be a dream come true….Britt and my hilarious Faison.

      • Shay

        March 10, 2017 at 7:49 am

        Tell me about it, CeeCeeGirl…Love that Britt, she has “true grit,” and Faison, well, is FAISON!!! Need I say more???? LOL…

      • Timmm

        March 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

        Faison as Nathan’s father!

  7. Rhonda

    March 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    GOOD! He’s been missed. Now bring back his father, Nikolas Cassadine–he also has been missed.

    • Tea

      March 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

      Hi Rhonda That’s my favorite sisters name . I call her Rhonda-RIFIC !

      Where is the actor who played Nicholas? And the great actor who portrayed him? I thought he was leaving for a short term ?

  8. Max Daddee

    March 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Glad he’s returning. I like the little guy, he has spunk, is funny and can stir things up. Let’s hope he’s worked into a significant plot, not just in the background.

  9. Charday

    March 8, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Awesome! Now, please come back Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and also Kelly Thiebaud (Britt).

    • rebecca1

      March 9, 2017 at 5:08 am

      I read Tyler made a statement a few days ago that he’s definitely not coming back and is moving to Nashville.

  10. jeffrie

    March 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Bring back Tyler too!!!!!

  11. su0000

    March 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    most likely-
    Spenser knows his dad Nikolas is alive and has been in contact or at times with Nikolas..

  12. JK

    March 8, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    GOOD NEWS. LITTLE MAN BRINGS SO MUCH TO THE SHOW…HOPE HE IS USED FULL TIME…..

  13. Sue M.

    March 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Did not really like his character all that much.

  14. Newmanwins

    March 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Perfect timing….GH is very exciting right now….this news makes it even better.

  15. rebecca1

    March 9, 2017 at 5:10 am

    LOVE this kid! Adorable and talented; hope he returns as many times as his schedule allows.

  16. Timmm

    March 9, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I want to see little Nick take Charlotte under his wing. She is such a cutey and really has done a good job. I thought I read somewhere that this was her first acting job? Those two would be adorable. Oh, and Spencer will match wits with Valentine, for sure!

    • Celia

      March 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      I like that, Timmmy. I can see Charlotte and Spencer forming a friendship.
      I just wonder where Spencer will be living and with whom? With Lulu?
      He is the rightful heir of Wyndemere, as far as I am concerned. Nina and Valentin just don’t belong there.

      • rebecca1

        March 10, 2017 at 4:27 am

        I don’t think he’s coming back full time, CeeCee. But, if he did, until and if a recast Nicolas comes back, he’d probably live with Lulu or Laura.

      • Timmm

        March 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

        Spencer will probably live in grandma Laura’s car with her!

      • Shay

        March 10, 2017 at 7:47 am

        Probably Laura….if she ever makes it out of that car trunk….perhaps Spencer could join here there!

  17. Elle

    March 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    So happy to hear this….I know he will bring some life back to GH…the show NEEDS him!

  18. Tea

    March 10, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Ugh

  19. Linda

    March 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    glad to hear he is returning–love that precocious child!

  20. Suz tm

    March 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Laura needs a house so Spencer has a place to stay. No reason she needs to continue couch surfing

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