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61 March 19th, 2014 GENERAL HOSPITAL: An Emotional Nikolas Sees Emily! What Did You Think Of The Scenes?

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On yesterdays episode of General Hospital as the day begins for Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) to get ready for his engagement party at Wyndemere to Britt, the prince sees a vision of the love of his life, Emily Quartermaine, which marked the brief return of Daytime Emmy winner, Natalia Livingston.

During their conversation, Emily implores Nikolas to make sure she is choosing the right woman.  Clearly, Emily does not feel that is Britt (Kelly Thiebaud). Nikolas even admits to her that he loves Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  Emily even says to Nikolas he should try to smile sometimes, which is so true, given the history of his character!

But it was the ending scenes that pulled at the emotional heartstrings in a wonderful performance by Tyler Christoper, who goes from a quick moment of levity with Emily to tears, as he realizes how much he misses the love of his life and how she truly could never be replaced.

So, what did you think of seeing Natalia and Tyler together on-screen again?  Emily’s message to Nikolas ?  Share your thoughts on the scenes below!

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  1. Iakovos says:

    Nikolas should be made to be one of the leading men on GH on par with Luke and Patrick. He is handsome, rich, tortured, and a legacy character. Glad to see this focus on Nikolas and I hope it will continue. It is nice to have one story playing outside the mob and out of the ring of craziness and outrageousness that tends to color this beloved drama. Tyler Christopher is a daytime leading man who should be featured more. And I hope it means more of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst). This has promise of genuine old-fashioned romance which admittedly is missing from all the soaps these days.

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    dmr replied

    Tyler Christopher is an amazing actor; I absolutely love his portrayal of Nikolas Cassadine. So glad to have him back! Looking forward to his scenes with Natalia.

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    RichCD replied

    I agree about Tyler Christopher and the overall direction. Ron and Frank definitely know how to have fun, but GH is in desperate need of much more real romance and heart. There are flashes, but that seems to be all we get these days.

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    Lin replied

    It’s all negative emotion on GH most of the time these days. last year was fun for the 50th anniversary build up. This year is all sadness and bad things going down. Yesterday was one of the few shows that gave me a good feeling after it was over. Ron and Frank are not giving us any fun recently. They are ruining characters and I read an interview where basically Ron does not care.

    Lew S. replied

    I totally agree!

    Omar replied

    Well said Iakovos..I agree with you 100%

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    su0000 replied

    GH is doing very well..
    FV and RC and staff have more than doubled the numbers..
    The stories are great as is the acting..
    to say ”Ron does not care” is absurd ..

    PatF replied

    They haven’t doubled the numbers. That would require GH to get a 3.6 rating or higher. Last week they were at a 2.2.

    Viewership has increased, yes.

    heidi replied

    Well said Iakovos!!! Agree completely! Love Tyler and hope he and Nik stay for a long while. Would so like Nik and Liz to get together!

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    I Love GH replied

    Iakovos, I agree wholeheartedly. I didn’t understand why he was written out to begin with. He has connections to everyone, a great history, and enough family mystery to last decades.

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  2. Katy says:

    To be honest? I felt like if Nikolas could have, he would sacrifice both Britt and Liz to have Emily back, you could see the love pouring out of him and as a Niz fan part of me can’t take him seriously with Liz because you can tell he would rather have Emily (which I understand because she was the first main love of his life) I’m not saying he can’t have another great love but its just hard to separate one with the other when they bring Emilys ghost physically back.

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  3. Mary SF says:

    Well I am sure for long time fans to see this couple reunited ever so briefly was a real treat, but frankly I am sick of every soap using the “ghost device”. Of course they might not be literally ghosts, just the audience seeing what a character is imagining a conversation with their deceased loved one would be like if they were alive. But either way it is over done.

    As for Nickolas well his romance with Britt moved way too fast for my liking. They met on the fourth of July and they were engaged by Valentine’s Day; I have kept leftovers in my fridge longer than that. So no I don’t buy Nik being tormented enough be torn between Britt and Elizabeth that this vision was necessary. But like I said it was probably a real treat for some and I don’t begrudge them that, but I do wish writers wouldn’t use that device so often.

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    Lin replied

    I totally agree with you. I don’t watch any other soaps now since the other two I watched were taken off TOLN,, . But I did enjoy the scenes with Emily. They were a real treat. It’s about the only thing I’ve enjoyedd on GH in a while. I despise most of the story lines on the show right now.
    the Luke situation -whether it’s a Fake Luke or a brainwashed Luke, or his brain was switched with Scotty’s is horrid, for example.

    Nicholas was in love with Britt in the time it took to learn her name just about. For such a careful person it was not realistic. I don’t see much chemistry with Elizabeth and nicholas though. We know the Britt/Nicholas thing is bound to explode when he learns the truth. But the coming attractions may be another dream. I wonder if they will wait til sweeps to bring out the truth, and if this is all a tease like every time they are dreaming.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I like Scotty! :) (Luke in not acting Scotty-esque.)

    brian replied

    Gee.. i don’t think I’d have dinner at your house….those leftovers are 7 months old.

    :)

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    Mary SF replied

    Well I said I kept them, doesn’t mean I eat them— rest assure for dinner guests its class all the way, reheated take out pizza that’s only been in the fridge a week. LOL.

  4. Anne says:

    Totally agree with Iakovos. More Nikolas please, Dying to see what Nikolas will do once Britt’s secret is revealed this week.

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    su0000 replied

    It seems that Nikolas is being brought up front :)

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  5. Johnny says:

    Here’s a novel thought! Instead of bringing back every villain, murderer, and psychopath from the dead, why not bring back some of the people fans actually WANT back? Ron C has an aversion to GOOD characters. He will let them show up as ghosts for 2 minutes, but Heaven forbid he should give a story to a character who is not a twisted, vile, piece of scum. And ghost stories…really??? This is such a boring lazy way of pretending to give viewers what they want while not really doing it at all. These ghost stories pack NO kind of emotional wallop when they are done so regularly

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    Lin replied

    I totally agree with you (except about Emily) Why is Ric back? Other than being good looking I find nothing interesting or that I want to see in action. And for Liz to tell Carly she doesn’t see Ric the way Carly does.?? I agree there are so many good characters they don’t have on now. Of course they did kill many of them, like Alan. and some are really dead. I think they should bring back a recast Jason and make him not remember the mob days. I’m sick of mob stories. I am hating all the negative people and story lines. Worst of all Ava and Sonny shooting his son’s father. Michael and Monica have had enough horrible things happen. (But I did love seeing Emily back. I usually don’t like these ghost things, but some happiness if even for a minute. I usually don’t like them though.)

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    rebecca1 replied

    Rick’s a great character and actor. He always had interesting storylines…he’s related to many…Sonny, Molly, Alexis, Liz…he’s good and evil…I love that they brought him back. Hope he sticks around.

    harry replied

    TONY!

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  6. Carolyn Cooledge says:

    I loved that scene. I hope Nikolas realizes he truly loves Elizabeth even though he still loves Emily. She wants him to move on & be happy. Yes Nikolas should be a leading man!

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  7. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    This is one of GHs better moments and good use of vets even if one is a ghost…now if the rest of the show was written this well perhaps we’ll see a bigger rated GH…Ava is too bloodthirsty as is Shaun and Sonny…with their murdering history it was a joke to hear one of them mention God and talking about A.J. paying for his crimes, especially since he didnt kill Connie…

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Will Britt be pregnant(Babies!Babies! Babies!) with Niks kid once he finds out Ben is Lulus and begins romancing Liz or will there be a twist and Britt is really Bens after all or somehow Maxi is???

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    su0000 replied

    lol history shows there have been many God fearing killers..
    some kill in the name of God..
    The Italian mobs were God fearing, big church goers, LOL ..
    Ava only killed one, to protect a secret, she is not killing people…….

    Ava should shoot every one that I don’t like- I’d like that, Sam would be gone!! :)

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    You kill one or a dozen your still bloodthirsty…Ava killed Connie and also wants A.J., dead, Shaun cant wait to pull the trigger and Sonny shot A.J., and i wouldnt doubt Ava killed off camera…they all qualify as bloodthirsty…Sam is somewhat annoying!!! And i know there are many church goers who are total hypocites…the pray to God one minute and break the ten comments the next!!!

    harry replied

    If Ava killed every GH character you didn’t like, SU000, there would be no female characters left except maybe Sparkle Pony.

    rebecca1 replied

    @su0000. Ava killed Connie…she tried to kill AJ in the hospital…and she tried to kill Franco. Who knows how many she’s killed or attempted to kill in the past. She’s as bloodthirsty as the come.

    Shay replied

    So true, jimh….while I appreciate dark (and occasionally twisted) humor as much as anyone else (witness “Dr. O.!) I have become quite disgusted over the elevation of complete depravity as “the norm” on the show….too many of the characters are really bad people with no redeeming qualities. Instead of the usual soap baddies formula (like say, “JR Ewing” and maybe a nemesis or two….) we have far too many really reprehensible roles that the writers do everything to glorify at the expense of the more measured, nuanced, even conflicted types. Right now we have Ava, Car-LOS!, Julian, Sonny, Shawn, and possibly Franco and Heather, not to mention whomever or whatever the increasingly bizarre and perverse “Luke” will eventually be unveiled as. It’s simply too much!!!! Especially when a basically good and decent guy like AJ is being crucified and sentenced to either an indefinite coma or death for a crime he didn’t even commit….it’s truly sick!!!!

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  8. Sal Piscioneri says:

    I agree with Iakovos, Nickolas (Tyler C.) is leading man material. It was very emotional and made me miss dear Emily all the more. I know soaps kill off characters but Emily and Georgie and Jacob were all the most senseless killings of all times on GH.

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  9. Lia says:

    I’ve never liked Emily and Nikolas as a couple, and didn’t think much of her “ghost” being concerned enough with what’s happening here on earth to make a pitch for her best friend as his new wife. That was pretty bad imo.

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    harry replied

    I wish they could have gotten the first Emily (Amber Tamblyn) to come back. Now she was a decent actress. This actress is a cross between Marcia Brady and Sparkle Pony.

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  10. Jeannie says:

    I do agree… Nicolas should be a leading man.. he is tortured and I wonder will he ever find his happiness… He is a good man who deserves LOVE. He, along with Sonny, Luke, and Patrick should be a part of the ‘leading men’ … and how I miss Jason… Bring that man back… he is terrible on Young and Restless…not worth watching..and bring back Spinelli. Where is Diane and Max?????>

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  11. Ghlover says:

    Hated Emily alive, hate her even more as a ghost! why she has a emmy i will never understand

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    GINO SABATINO replied

    Wow you sound miserable. lol. Natalia is a wonderful actress, I miss Emily Quartermaine so much. Rumor is Emily is alive. She might come back alive in the future.

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    harry replied

    Hey, Ghlover was talking about a character, who is fictional. It’s okay to hate fictional people!

    Ghlover replied

    No no im a very happy person but that does not meen i dont notice bad acting…and im NL’s case its extreme bad acting lol hope Emily stays dead!!

    B.J. replied

    ITA… a total waste of time.

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    harry replied

    I thought I was the only one. Did you ever notice how she exhaled sharply through her nose while grinning? It made her look and sound like a cat hissing.

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    Ghlover replied

    Hahahhaha you are so right ;) Cheers!!

    Shay replied

    Right on, ghlover! Emily was the most cloying ,annoying, sickening-sweet dipstick that ever trod the Port Charles boards….until of course “Soppy” the sanctimonious babysitter arrived!!!!!

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    Ghlover replied

    Totaly agree!!!!:)

  12. Diana Henderson says:

    It was great to see her back on the sene . Folks r right Nick needs to man up an take charge. He has layed back to long/

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  13. Mary says:

    I loved it. It is so sad that the writers killed her.

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  14. Tim says:

    Nick should be in the forefront. He may get to step up once Anthony Geary leaves. They need to revive the Cassadines and Quartermaines. How many times have I said that if you look at Daytimes #1 soap for 25 years and learn one thing, they have core families at Y&R. GH used to. You have to have a center point. The Six Degrees of the Newmans and the Abbotts.” Every story on that successful show bounces off one of those two families. Gh needs to do the same thing. Nick needs a new love. A “Prince wouldnt date a nurse or a doctor, he would date a socialite.

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    rebecca1 replied

    But then he’d be a stuck-up Prince…and that’ s not Nicolas. He’s humble…he’s rejected much of the Cassadine clan…and he’s always been an everyman in a princely package. Down-to-earth…rescuer of damsels in distress…not a socialite chasing aristocrat.

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  15. Li says:

    I loved Nik and Emily. Killing her off was awful and unnecessary . I wish she’d come back from the dead like the others….
    It was an ok moment but it felt a little awkward to me… Especially her acknowledging his love for her bestie…

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    rebecca1 replied

    agree.

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  16. clh says:

    I so wish instead of Jason being frozen and Robin saving him, that it was Emily and her dad Alan. I would give my right arm to have them back!!

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    su0000 replied

    yah.. to bad it’s Jason who is frozen..
    I wish it was Robin frozen- it would keep her gone and silent ;)

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  17. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Bring back Emily Quartermaine Cassedine. Let Robin thaw her out, too. She has beauty and heart and soul. GH needs more of that especially in light of Robin, Robert and Laura leaving. We need more role models and less Ava Jerome, Donna Mills and dare I say it Silas Clay.

    We want John McBain and Natalie Buchanan.

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    harry replied

    I would rather see Allan Q come back than this insipid silly character–he should have never been killed off.

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  18. Chris says:

    More please

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  19. Jenn says:

    I think Emily was a love of him but not the one. I find it wierd they never show Cortney being she is Spencers mom. I truley believe its Britt. They have hot chemistry and they r two lost souls. I hope they over come this even if it takes a while. Liz is already flirting with Ric. At Ajs beside. Dhe cant make her mind up. What if Lucky should come back. And her and Nicks son fight way to much. To me he loved her and her it was hot sex. She is just a homewrecker. Orvwants what she cant have. Maybe she should go to Patrick!

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  20. Nick D. says:

    This was nice. While I do like a lot of the craziness, I agree that GH is missing some “heart” these days. I think losing Ellie and Spinelli has hurt the show a lot in that department. I also miss characters like Jax, Johnny, Todd – flawed but not psycho. To me Julian and the Jeromes are a bit one-dimensional – I don’t understand what motivates them the same way I did with other mobsters like Anthony, Joe Jr, etc. who were more human characters. I like what TBTB are doing, just wish they’d bring it down to earth a tad with some more earnest characters. Nik is great for that so I am glad he’s around and getting story!

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  21. Sue says:

    “During their conversation, Emily implores Nikolas to make sure she is choosing the right woman.”

    There’s a tell..to make sure SHE is choosing the right woman??? As in Emily choosing the right woman?!

    I would wish Nicholas all the best in choosing the right woman, as I think that his character SHOULD have the best. But alas, the Prince, I believe, is in for heartache. Whether he supports Britt or not, it seems to be a lose-lose situation for him.

    I wish him well in his next endeavor into heart and unionhood…seems to me that clinging to Britt would be the chivalrous thing, but not the best thing for him. He would be tilting at windmills…

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  22. mary says:

    tyler christopher can do it all. he burns up any screen he graces. thoroughly enjoy any scene between the nicholas/emily characters. (now, on a totally ridiculous level, i think that ‘emily’s’ make-up did her a disservice!

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  23. CLAUDIO says:

    General hospital needs to recast Jason Quartermaine, with Cameron Mathison ex ryan All my children. Cameron is a terrific actor. Come on gh producers call M.R. Camerson Mathison right now.

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  24. Shari says:

    When Nikolas took Emily’s hand and broke down crying, he showed his true talent.

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  25. andrew hass says:

    I loved the scenes between Nikolas and Emily.Emily may have just wanted Nikolas to think things about which woman he truly wants before marrying Britt and not after.As for Frank and Ron they brought Nikolas back while the other regime wrote him out.Plus GH is having the best ratings right now that they have had in several years.Which may mean even though people are finding reasons to complain about the show they are still finding other reasons to watch.No one is going to like a soap 100% all the time but as long as there’s something that keeps their attention that might be all that matters.

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