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Tristan Riggs is General Hospital’s New Aiden

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Looks like there is another new actor in the younger set on General Hospital. Tristan Riggs is taking over the role of Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) son, Aiden.

Previously, Enzo De Angelis played the part of Liz and Lucky’s (formerly Jonathan Jackson) son since 2021. Soap Opera Digest confirmed that Riggs is now firmly in the part.

The switch happened on today’s Thursday May 2nd episode in scenes. Recently, Aiden came out as gay to him mom after admitting his interest in one of his classmates.

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As Riggs begins in the part, it looks like Aiden is being bullied at school. Elizabeth is trying to get to the bottom of things and made an appointment with school counselors to find out what’s going on, after seeing his book bag had pink paint on it.

Riggs has been acting since he was 7-year-0ld and has appeared on the TV series Walker, True Lies and Best Foot Forward to name a few.

So, what do you think of Tristan Riggs as the new Aiden? Do you hope Aiden’s story becomes more front and center? Comment below.

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I think it’s ridiculous and annoying that they keep changing actors. I have no investment in any of these child actors because of that. Back in the day, Robin, Lucky, Emma, Spencer, were consistently on. Now we have to figure out who the kid is playing because they’re on so infrequently but are constantly being recast. What’s going on!!!!???

It’s really not difficult at all to follow, especially with younger roles when kids are growing up.

That’s a shame, I thought Enzo DeAngelis was doing great as Aiden. The scenes he did with Becky Herbst when Aiden came out to Elizabeth were so lovely and touched me personally, as I’ve mentioned in comments here before. Unfortunately, they have yet to follow up on that story. Perhaps this change means they finally are.

Since Enzo has done Young Sheldon and some other projects, I would guess maybe he got booked on another show or movie, and was gonna be unavailable to continue in the role. But that’s just speculation on my part. Best of luck to him in his future career, he’s a talented young man. And welcome to the show, Tristan!

I was just asking if the role of Aiden was recast. I’ll miss Enzo and wish him well. He was featured on “Young Sheldon” about three weeks ago. Welcome Tristian.

The writers should remember Aiden is Lucky’s son, and is related to Carly and Michael (cousins) and is Tracy’s step-grandson. When Willow told Michael she brought Aiden home to help out Liz, he replied Aiden Webber? Don’t you mean Aiden Spencer, your cousin.

Then when Tracy addressed Aiden as “Hello another families child.” I wish Aiden would have said Hello grandma. That would have been funny. Especially since Tracy talked about Luke today.

If Korte is noted as the shows historian, these are some things they should catch. How do you forget Aiden is a Spencer and Luke’s grandson.

good point about “Korte”. I think these new head writers are so far not impressing me, and Korte should know that details matter, it’s annoying when they miss it. and bumped out about Aiden actor being replaced, I thought Enzo was doing great.

They’ve also forgotten that Molly is Sonny’s niece and that’s a conflict of interest for her to prosecute him.

Well it never stopped her father. Ric Lansing always went after Sonny when he was DA.

The show made the decision along time ago to have all of Elizabeth’s kids use the Webber name – which made her decision to use Baldwin after she married Franco a bit perplexing.

Tracy had no interaction with Aiden in the past so neither would consider themselves relatives – despite the Luke connection.

As for the potential bullying storyline – let’s hope it’s something different as along with Natalia’s “concern” about publicizing Blaze’s relationship with Kristina – both are old school storylines from the 90s. The LGBT audience deserves better. That said, if this ties in Kristina’s long mentioned charity and showcases Terry and Brad – well, maybe it’s an umbrella story we didn’t know we needed.

Good point about Tracy and Aiden. But the new and old writers fail to remember the family connections on this show. Aiden is still Lucky’s son. I remember Aiden calling Carly as Ms. Spencer last year in the Halloween episode. They are cousins. I just wish the writers would acknowledge that simple fact.
The kids we see now are the next generation of legacy characters so they should get the family dynamics correct. Especially now that they are getting older and may play more of a role on the show. I would hate to see them pair two characters who are related by blood down the line.

While they won’t pair any blood-related characters , they will do some that are tangentially related (I.e. Charlotte and Jake).

The show went a bit far in adding too many children in the past 15 years. Looking back to the 70s and 80s, babies on GH were spread much further apart. Actresses hid their real life pregnancies more instead of working them into storyline. Steve Hardy had 2 kids while Sonny Corinthos had 5 bio kids, adopted another, and a few still births or miscarriages.

The teen group they have now are all so close in age (over SORAS). I think Aiden, Danny, and Rocco are now all the same age (15). Jake and Charlotte are a year or two older. I think they made a mistake when they aged (SORAS) the Danny character. He should be 12 or 13, I think. I think the only kids that are the correct age are Jake and Aiden.
But now that they are all close in age, they should feature storylines with them at PCHS. I remember when they featured the teens in storylines and scenes at high school in the Robin, Jason, Brenda, Karen and Jagger era, and again with Lucky, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah, and Nicholas.
Too bad the writers can’t get past the mob centric storylines.

I think one of the reasons for the recast Aiden may have been due to the previous actor growing at a rapid pace (having him appear to be the same age as older brother Jake).

A switch to focus on the new growing teen set requires a trimming of the older cast (or back burnering their storylines).

Hopefully we hear from Enzo one day… perhaps it was he choice not to want to continue in the role (?)

This kid is cute, as most of them are. We don’t see them that often so who cares? Today was nice with him helping Sasha who was still auditioning for her new job as the “Q” Chef. Also, a lot was going on to get Lois for the new face of Deception, or is that still Blaze? Very confusing.

I too liked Sasha accepting his help in the kitchen. Maybe the Q’s will allow him to hone his baking skills there and he and Sasha can keep everyone fed. He can seek refuge there if he’s being bullied at school.

There are way too many kids on this show! Who can keep up? Charlotte, Rocco, Danny, Scout, Wiley, Amelia, Violet, Georgie, James, Baylee Lou, Aiden, Jake, Donna, Avery, Baby Ace! Feel like I’m forgetting someone.

+ Leo

And, when Christina has Molly & TJ’s baby… there will be another baby, and, in 5 years time, that baby will be 15 years old! LOL

I knew it! Thanks! Yes Leo. Isn’t it funny that Sam & Dante are half siblings to both Leo & Christina?

And, when Christina has Molly & TJ’s baby… there will be another baby, and, in 5 years time, that baby will be 15 years old! LOL

If “another” baby will be 15 in 5 yrs.. how will “this” baby be in 5 years ?

Doesn’t really matter because the SORASing is inconsistent at best. Remember when Jake was supposedly run over by Luke and killed at the age of 4, and donated his kidney to Joss who was still a baby.

Now she’s about 22 and he’s 16 or so. How did that happen?

Gloria…out of curiosity, I counted 16 children (including Leo). To me, it sounds like an entire classroom of future students. LOL

Most of the kids are annoying. Still can’t stand Sam…her voice and her acting are annoying as well. Couldn’t she fall off a boat on the Seine?!?!

I feel the same way about Sam She needs to leave the show. She’s had her time

Sam is intertwined with other characters on the show that (despite needing a reboot) she has to stay on the active canvas.

EXACTLY…AND SAYONARA!!!!!

Sam’s one of my favorite characters and I LOVE Sam and Dante. I think they’re the most authentic couple on the show. I wonder when people want legacy characters to leave how long they’ve been watching GH. Many of us who’ve been watching for decades don’t want the show to erase its history, legacy characters and families which it seems to be doing as it puts legacy characters on the back burner, writes off or barely has a scene with vets and introduces more and more characters unrelated to the history of the show.

Kat…at this point, Sam falling off a boat on the Seine would be WONDERFUL!!!!! I never cared for the character…or for the actress portraying her. Makes me wanna GAG!!!!! Yuck.

Oh God yes, from your lips. She’s such a pain in the ass! If she’s not on poor Danny’s back, she’s always giving Jason a hard time, like everything is his fault. She needs something to do, too much spare time.

She’s being a good mother, like Alexis was when she kept Kristina away from Sonny when she was a kid and how Olivia kept Dante from knowing Sonny was his father. Danny was minutes from getting blown up with Jason when Julian planted that bomb under Cyrus’s orders to kill Jason. Once Sam saw the danger she gave Jason a choice; leave the business or we have to split; he chose the business, Carly and Sonny. Now? He’s a target. Gave Jason a hard time? He put Carly before her and her son time and time again.

Nothing against Tristan, the poor kid just started, but WHY is Enzo no longer playing Adien? He was doing a fantastic job. He is the one to pull us along with this story because he started it. Unless it was Enzo’s decision to leave, I am not happy and think TPTB made a big mistake.

BUT, since I can do nothing about this, I will give Tristan a chance and hope he does a great job.

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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New Details Emerge in Fatal Shooting of General Hospital’s Johnny Wactor; Was Protecting Female Co-Worker From Armed Car Thieves

The brother of Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) has come forward with some new information on the act of violence that took the life of the General Hospital favorite on Saturday May 25th in the wee hours of the morning in downtown Los Angeles.

As valiant as man as Johnny was to all those who know and loved him, he was through and through that man till the very end. According to Grant Wactor, Johnny actually shielded a female co-worker at the time of the crime before he was fatally shot.  Three men were trying to steal Wactor’s catalytic converter from his vehicle, one of which fired the shot that killed the former GH star.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Wactor was leaving his side job as a bartender at a downtown LA rooftop bar with a female colleague at around 3:25am when he saw the three men near his vehicle at West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street.

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Believing he was being towed, he approached the men to try to discuss it. One of the men then looked up and pointed a gun at Wactor, who put his body in front of his female co-worker as he was shot. Police say, the three men were all wearing masks, and then fled the scene in another car.  The suspects currently remain at-large.

Grant commented on his brother’s last act of bravery, “We’re Southern, born and raised, and we would never let a female walk to their car by herself.” He added that Johnny, “Thought his truck was being towed. So he said something to the guys, like, ‘Hey, are you towing?’ And then once he turned around, he saw what was happening and he put his coworker behind him. And that’s when they shot him.

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Sadly, Grant revealed, Johnny was shot in the chest, and that Johnny and his co-worker had to park about two blocks from the restaurant, so they were walking to their cars after they finished their shift when the incident unfolded.

Grant shared that he hopes justice will be served and the men are caught, “I hope they are able to track the people who did this. I am glad in a way that this is getting the publicity so that it could shed some light that things need to change, or find ways so that no one else has to experience this – whether it be a murder or being at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

In what has already been horrific that we lost Johnny to a senseless act of gun violence over an attempted theft, learning that the actor died right after protecting somebody else, only reinforces the kind of man Wactor was to all those who knew and loved him. Share your thoughts on the latest details on Johnny’s death via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul, made this statement on his passing to Variety, “Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be. Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

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Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Maurice Benard (Sonny): “What can I say about something so senseless? Johnny was the sweetest guy coolest dude and just a great soul. This is beyond words you will be missed my friend.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

Briana Lane (ex-Brook Lynn): “The world lost a wonderful person yesterday and a true gentleman to everyone he met. I feel lucky to have known him and to have experienced the warmth he exuded so effortlessly. RIP Johnny Wactor”

Lydia Look (Selina): “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits. I also knew there & then that you were fine as wine 😻 I also saw how you’d let others take the spotlight whilst confident & loving in your own space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent human you were in our long car rides between fan events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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