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89 February 25th, 2015 GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nikolas Is Devastated Over Spencer’s Condition!

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On Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) is rushed to the emergency room of GH after suffering severe burns and smoke inhalation, after the fire that broke out at his birthday party at Wyndemere!

Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) is by his son’s side when he is wheeled in, but Lucas (Ryan Carnes) takes over and attempts to stabilize Spencer and tend to his burns.  Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) tries to comfort a distraught Nikolas, but he calls the one Cassadine he can … Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and tells her he needs her urgently! Immediately, Alexis leaves her evening with Julian (William deVry) and rushes to GH to comfort Nikolas, who is beside himself with grief over what happened at the party to Spencer.

Later, viewers see Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Lucas working on saving Spencer, who is now breathing via a ventilator.  Patrick comes out and tells Nikolas and Alexis that Spencer has suffered severe burns on his right side and they have to be careful of organ failure, and an infection that could cause septic shock.  Nikolas tells Patrick he needs to get in to the room and see Spencer.  When he does, Nikolas is devastated to see his son, whom he loves so much in such horrific condition.

The episode really gave a showcase to the talents of Tyler Christopher, who has been getting the opportunity of late to show the many colors of the dark prince.   Tyler was heartbreaking throughout in his scenes.

Now the big questions loom:  Will Spencer make it out of this alive?  If so, will he be forever changed?  If Spencer were to die, would this alter the course of Nikolas to an even darker character with nothing to live for …  or, will this experience of almost losing his son, bring more of the good side of Nikolas back to the forefront? And, let’s not forget he is holding the secret that “Jake” is actually Jason!  Share your thoughts on today’s scenes, and if you think Spencer will survive?

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  1. Tim S says:

    well first of all… the make up department for GH should and could of done a better job with making it look real… GH did a poor job with making it look like he got hurt… I could not get past that so really not invested in this storyline…

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    Bonnie replied

    I totally agree with your, he face was totally clean. He was not believable to be. I expected him to sit up with a grin and say “father, whatever are you upset about”

    But Tyler was excellent, any time a male actor cries, I feel for them and cry also.

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    Christy replied

    bwahahahaha

    boy, you’ve got spencer-speak down pat! ha! I was so waiting for the kid to blurt out “daddy!” when the flames were all around him, but in the face of real danger, spencer’s formal speach never ever wobbled.

    Emma and spencer need their nasal cavities checked… the whole room was nearly engulfed before Emma smelled something. I can smell the food in the microwave from the other end of the house!

    davlestev1 replied

    Even though it’s supposed to further TC’s storyline. .it’s still a CHILD actor. .if you want him to look worse then envision it your mind. ..no one I know wants to see horrific injuries on screen in DAYTIME. .on a CHILD ACTOR no less….GEEZ DUDE!!

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    Tim S replied

    oh GEEZ DUde you!!! The child actor could have had a little more dirt on his fae from the smoke and ashes.. I am not looking for blood and guts.. He was in a “horrific” accident.. they did not need to make him look so fresh looking and ready to go to a soap wedding.. mess the kids hair up. at least!!

    west virgina fan replied

    so you want walking dead style makeup on a kid. come on–there have to be some limits

    I bet courtney shows up as the fan favorite with this–hopefully not to welcome spencer to the great beyond . I agree with putting the breaks on putting kids in peril–maybe once in a decade (the b,j’s heart story). Now if they find the fire was set and it makes nicholas think about accomodating his grandmother and playing footsie with the dark side, that would be a good resolution of the story.

    Ho

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    harry replied

    I will settle this–I would rather GH stop killing and severely injuring children as a plot point period!
    This is not something I want to see.
    Burn victims suffer unimaginable pain. If GH writers wanted to explore this issue as a public service they ought to have found an adult character to explore this issue.
    I am checking of of General Hospital until this story passes. Bad idea, folks–just bad.

    Patrick replied

    @west

    “…and it makes nicholas think about accomodating his grandmother and playing footsie with the dark side, ”

    this is the coop de ta of every thing going on in GH concurrently

    Tyler Christopher

    “NO MORE MR. nice guy” his manned up is savor

    Timmm replied

    Its a fine line of looking dramatic and remembering it is a child. I would think some soot and messy hair. I did look at the scene and think you could have covered your mouth and nose and run and hop through what we saw. It didnt look horrific but again, you cannot put a child actor through something that is traumatizing. TV magic should have been put into action!

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    Rebecca1 replied

    There are plenty of children actors in crime dramas, zombie movies, westerns, etc. These kids are ACTORS…and I’m sure they’re prepped before they read their lines, don their makeup. There are children who have played vampires, children who have been cast in a crowd of a screaming mob of terror, etc. I agree, Spencer could have been made up to look a tad more effected by the fire IF they’re emphasizing burns as opposed to smoke inhalation. I would think the ventilator would be more ristky psychologically…than makeup.

    CeeCee replied

    Oh, my goodness, Tim S. ‘They’ could have done a better job making it look real? Little Nicolas/Spencer is a child star non-pareil. This kid will go places…not only was the acting top rated, but also well staged. The fire was so realistic, it blew me away….Spencer’s ‘hurt’ looked authentic to me. Did we watch the same scene?
    Nikolas’s anguish, as a father, was tangible….he must have brought up some painful memory from his past to deliver such true-to-life portrayal …..the fear for a parent potentially losing a child. I get it…been there, done that.
    Tyler Christopher’s sobs and tears were real….he really got to me as I cried with him. I was so incredibly shocked( I considered him an OK actor) at his excellent interpretation of a father wrestling with his fear and pain. The love emanating from him to his child as he tried to quell Spencer’s fear…..one could feel the emotional exchange between father and child. OMG, that just broke me!!!!! I was so overwhelmed by Tyler’s performance……he deserves the Emmy just by this segment alone, if nothing else. Nicolas should also get recognized by his acting.

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    Tim S replied

    Cee Cee, I agree the acting was good. My comment was just about the make up.. it was not believable.. Spencer was cute as ever when he got to the hospital… the actor did not look like he had been in a life threatening situation. Mess up his hair… and there is lots of things that could and would have been appropriate by the make up department to make him look like he was in a life threatening situation then to just be wheeled into the hospital looking like he was there for a booster shot…

    vinnie replied

    Yes, He needed redness ore something just to pretty. I sure young Nicholas would havev it cool. He was nut even close Rio the flames. .I also wondered why they did not smell the fire

  2. Maureen Stephan Hoeler says:

    Spencer is necessary on the show. He brings laughter, and jr. prince like qualities. I hope he lives….hell, we watched Robin grow up with the show, and we need Spencer…Many viewers stated they will not watch anymore if he dies. He is the best child actor ever. Yes Tyler’s performance was over the top.

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    Timmm replied

    He will live and I agree with you, he is a staple like Robin was. We will see him grow up to be an adult and run Spoon Island! They are doing this for sweeps/Nick gets to show his acting chops!

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    Cameron replied

    I hope Spencer dies, very annoying brat.

    Rebecca1 replied

    I hate to say it but I seriously doubt the soaps will be on long enough to see these kids grow up on screen like we did with Robin and Starr. But Spencer is beyond crazy adorable and I doubt…or at least I’d be shocked…if they killed him off.

  3. su0000 says:

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    Awwww Poor Prince Spencer ..
    He will be just fine, no doubt of that..

    Well, some were complaining GH was too campy now there is a serious story and that will not be right either lol ..
    Nik will go through some changes..
    I wonder who will be supporting him perhaps a new love interest character for Nik?
    Looking forward to Spencer’s recovery and his shenanigans, again..
    (Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel is going nowhere.. :)

    —- This is Nikolas’s story..
    I have been waiting and looking forward to a Nik story.. exciting !!

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    I love gh replied

    I wonder if Rebecca Buddig will be introduced through this story?

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    Timmm replied

    Thats what I was thinking. Maybe she comes on as a doctor who specializes in burn victims?

    I love gh replied

    Timmm- we are on the same page! He will need a specialist, and her entrance would make Nick grateful, Elizabeth jealous, and Patrick and Silas curious. Good call!

    CeeCee replied

    I had completely forgotten about RB. That would be a perfect introduction, absolutely.
    And, Timmm, Rebecca as Spencer’s doctor? Excellent assumption…works for me.

    Margie replied

    From camp to a child Injured, possibly dying, in the most devastating way. Thanks, Ron.

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    Timmm replied

    Wow, Ron cannot win!

    harry replied

    You know Sue, no one would be disappointed in you if you admitted that you don’t care for this story. Reading between the lines, I can tell that you don’t. It would not mean that you’re not a loyal GH fan. It would simply mean you think this story is a too dark and not really your cup of tea as far as entertainment is concerned.

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    su0000 replied

    Harry..
    the story is not dark… it happens to children every day..
    Spenser is going to be just fine, he is not leveling GH, he will not die lol ..
    I’m excited Nik is having a story.. Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel finally has a good story to show off his acting talents and grow..
    I have no idea which way this story will go, but I’m looking forward to it..

  4. Diane Jones says:

    I am praying they let Spencer live,he’s an excellent actor for a kid,and whatever he does on the show,he nails it everytime.So please let him live,I think Nicholas would be devastated,and who cares about his dark side I love him being a good guy,and he’s had to many loss in his family,let him keep his son.

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  5. Diane Jones says:

    All I’m saying is don’t let him die,the show has lost many children actors/ actresses.
    Besides he bring laughter to the show.

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  6. FAYE WILLIAMS says:

    Yes I agree We need Nicholas and Spencer. and I cried whith nicholas over Spencer.

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  7. su0000 says:

    What peoples should do;
    — read the RC, FV and GH tweets..
    They are a whole lot of insights to the stories..
    In this era;
    The entertainment media and the social media are intertwined :)

    Sooooo looking forward to this new story!!
    A Nikolas story and I love love love Tyler Christopher!!!
    {{{{{{ exciting!!!}}}}}}}

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    harry replied

    Well, I would Sue, except Ron has blocked me. All I wrote to be blocked was,”Ron takes criticism so well” after he lambasted another viewer for gently complaining.
    But honestly, we should not have to read Tweets, Facebook posts, and GH for Dummies books in order to enjoy this soap.

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    Finally replied

    Hey Harry,

    Ron, blocked me as well. I find it very amusing yet insulting, he doesn’t want to hear feedback from his viewers. Unless, they are praising him. The only thing I said was that Tracy Q, Anna is much smarter than how he how he is writing them. To stop making the characters so clueless, just to move storyline plots along.

    Harry replied

    Finally, he is very thin skinned it would seem.
    I also did not care for Traci and Anna being dumbed down as they are two of my all time favorite female soap characters of all time. These two women are independent, self evolved and anything but stupid. I love them both and they are a big reason why I will not give up on GH.

  8. Miss Fancy says:

    I’m going to guess that since it’s GH Fan February and voting has been going on to bring back a past character, that Spencer’s mother, Courtney Matthews will appear to Spencer in a near-death experience sequence. I absolutely do not think Spencer will die. And hopefully Nikolas will bargain with God and promise to do the right thing and tell the truth about Jake being Jason.

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    Timmm replied

    This is a great call.

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    harry replied

    Courtney, possibly one the dumbest creatures to inhabit soap land.
    They have not seen her since she became transfixed in the frozen food isle of the grocery store staring at the word “concentrate” on the frozen orange juice can.

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    Jules replied

    Harry, I can actually feel my sides splitting on this post. So bad, but so good.

    Can we honestly say though that GH would tamper with results of a fan vote? We all know that from the, ehem, viable options, Stefan would win by a landslide. To accuse the great and mighty powers at GH of fixing votes to their liking is like saying GH hires actors solely base on story. And we all know GH couldn’t possibly. They are certainly above…….oops, there goes that shooting pain in my sides again!

  9. aria says:

    RC loves spencer way to much so he aint going nowhere, as for Tyler Christopher prince Nikolas, its about time he’s a little more in the forefront, his performance was right on, and i hope he gets back into Elizabeth orbit. I would like to see him involve with her and jake/jason storyline, and they should send Rick packing, theres already to many people in the mix with sam and patrick on the other side. No need for a new love interest yet when they can play off his love for Elizabeth for now.

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  10. Lou Piikes says:

    Nik is really killing me with his pain for Spencer. I hope TC gets nominated for an Emmy next year.

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  11. Barbara Weaver says:

    Spencer is a great child actor. I enjoy him a lot. He should come out of it. I hope so

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  12. Robert says:

    I am sorry but the whole fire storyline is weak. You telling me there were no smoke alarms in the room or hallway? What about the kids, they could not smell the smoke? Or feel the heat? I have smoke alarms in my home that screams at the slightest hint of smoke.

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    Timmm replied

    There were fire alarms but no sprinklers? Hmmm, its a soap!

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  13. west virgina fan says:

    How about a support group (maybe even court ordered) –I have put my children in danger by my career and dating choices (sonny, alexis, shawn, jordan, anna, duke, tracy, monica (hey didn’t she plot to kill one of here lovers or husbands back in the day), Olivia, Ava, bobbie, Elizabeth, Robin, Patrick, Sam, Spinelli, Maxie, lulu, Dante (ok to be a cop, not Ok to give your dad a walk for shooting you point blank in the chest), Julian, and the gold chip gal Carly–if I sleep with you, you are likely a mobster–spencer, corinthos, corinthos, corinthos, corinthos. Luke/Fluke be boppa buke, can open each meeting and we can have video conferencing for Laura and Jax

    Finally a story that crosses nearly all the characters and will be a great set up for a public service announcement: If you have trouble telling the difference between being a hero and being a thug, do the world a service–get a vasectomy (or your tubes tied) now

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    west virgina fan replied

    And if they can’t afford Genie and Ingo, they can have avatars (a mop, a dingos ate my baby CD?) for their video feeds

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  14. WiseMocha says:

    I think it was a poor decision to write that he suffered severe burns, because there is going to be no realism to the story, assuming he survives (and he probably will). Someone who suffers severe burns is scarred for life, and there is no way they are going to have him with more than a scratch pass 2 weeks. If a main character on Grey’s Anatomy suffered burns, we would see that character struggle with that for at least half a season, and the scars would be visible that long. Now, I am not saying that I want to see a scarred child, but GH should have just gone with severe smoke inhalation to tell the story. I wish soap writers would wake up and realize that the thing that keeps soaps so dated and out of touch is the lack of realism in storytelling.

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    Timmm replied

    I think they will play it for a while but he will not be scarred for life. I think it is a lesson for the child who is spoiled and treats Cameron like crap to realize there is more to life than money or status.

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    harry replied

    Thank you Wise Mocha. Well said.

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  15. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    It’l be Spensers mom Courtney…dead or alive…who will make a guest appearance…she’ll be there for both Nik and Spenser!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Silas is hiding Ava…

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    su0000 replied

    yes!!
    I think Silas took care of Ava’s gunshot wound and is taking care of her (but where?)
    Silas saved Ava’s life!!
    ( that’s the way I think it will play out…. time will tell ..

    CeeCee replied

    How did Ava get to Silas? Did she swim ashore and walk to his apartment? Ha! ………or, how did Silas get to Ava? Hmmmm. No conceivable idea. Was he just hanging out by the bridge? Double Ha!
    Ava was shot; fell from a stupid bridge in frigid water. I want a brilliant and plausible explanation. Golly gee, these people have nine lives.

  16. Jake NJ says:

    It hard to get invested in a story where you know tptb are not killing off Spencer. I personally love the character. He is comical and such a hoot on the show.

    I hope Nic does not go to the dark side of the Cassadine history.

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    CeeCee replied

    Perhaps this will make Nikolas think twice about this ‘thing’ that binds him to Sloane. If his intentions are less than noble, then he will rethink life’s fragility. No amount of power or money is more valuable than one’s offspring.
    So, Jake NJ, neighbor (lol), I’m with you….I pray, Nikolas is not involved in dirty , Cassadine evil dealings

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    Jake NJ replied

    Good point Cee Cee…happy watching!

  17. Louise S says:

    Spencer is the bright light to the show.. brings laughter and love… I don’t think any of us want to see Nik turn dark… the fact of him being so opposite of his family is what attracts the viewers to him…I personally wouldnt like him on to the darker side.. lets hope it brings the “good” side out…

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  18. GH fan says:

    Hoping he lives and it brings Nikolas back to to good side. Not liking the dark side of him working with slimy Sloane!!!! He needs to share the news about jake!!

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  19. Jenny Brooks says:

    I thought Tyler’s acting was spot on and heartbreaking! He made me cry a little, and I am not a crier. He is a parent in real life and acted as if this really is his child in this devastating condition. It would be any parent’s worst nightmare!

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  20. Red says:

    I have whiplash from watching this show. Individual episodes can be riveting (acting mostly) and so well produced/directed; but the overall story arcs are over the edge. Burning up a kid’s flesh? Do we want to see this two weeks after half the town nearly got blown up and Dante walked around bloody and Jake just had his 1000th surgery? So far 2015 stories just aren’t coming together; too many mini arcs that are mostly improbable cliffhangers and head scratching twists. Bring the insanity down a few notches and bring in more humanity, tender moments, intimacy and for god’s sake can we focus on some characters who haven’t murdered or committed capital crimes?! I admire Cartini and have really enjoyed lots of their GH work but it’s just too over the top all the time.

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    Iakovos replied

    I agree with you, Red. I loved GH but have not been as invested since the 50th anniversary. The show has the best stable of actors, but the extreme storytelling is not as much fun for me as it is for others. I miss the subtle nuances, the romance, the suspense, the humanity. And while I like taking time for stories to unravel, the Fluke story has tested my patience. So has the out-of-this-world plastic surgery, baby swapping, resurrections, and escaping punishment for sins.

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    dmr replied

    I agree, Iakovos. The “storytelling” is extreme-hardly enjoyable, IMO. I know that for many it’s an escape from normal life. I get that. However, I enjoy stories about family, friendship, love, and romance-not corpses, dead people coming back to life, ghosts, masks, extreme plastic surgery, baby swapping, embryo stealing, etc., etc.

    su0000 replied

    dmr..
    you said you liken ”’ I enjoy stories about family, friendship, love, and romance-not corpses”’…………… GH is giving you all them..

    Family coming together.. Spenser and Nik and their loved loved one= about family..
    Sonny and his baby and Michael etc is family..Bobby, Luke, Lukas, that bunch family..
    Michael and Morgan family stuff… Anyways; GH has family stuff everyday..

    friendship.. GH has friendship..
    Olivia and Ned ‘friendship’ and ”romance” … Maxie and Lulu.. most all are friends lol

    there has been no ”plastic surgery” on GH
    There are no ”ghosts” on GH only peoples consciences
    baby swamping and is in every soap, regular stuff..
    and the masks were great ! all spies have the mask from way back in time Mission Impossible tv show, 007 movies, good stuff..

    GH has a huge variety of stories of all different from the other :)

  21. Red says:

    P.S. And the ratings have not increased enough to justify taking this show in the extreme direction. They are not adding nice chunks of viewers as they move along in the story.

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  22. Jules says:

    Please, Ron won’t let anything happen to his muse. If you’ve caught anything on his Twitter account, it’s his total admiration, affection and obsession with the kid who plays Spencer.

    The character will live to see another day.

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    harry replied

    Agreed Jules.
    I think Ron adores this kid because he reminds him of his favorite person….himself

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    su0000 replied

    If you read the the tweets RC and Spencer/Nicholas are close..
    People need to stop freaking out, Spenser will NOT die.. he will be just fine..

    LOL its the peoples dark minds themselves that are making it what their mind sees, doom and gloom ……. ain’t going to be that, wait for it ..
    Lots of family love drama.. Changes for Nik and Spenser..
    There are exciting things to come.. enjoy..

    Children are in firers and it happens, more than we realize
    It’s ok Harry.. Spenser will not die .. :)
    ((looking forward to the acting of Tyler and Nicholis ..

    There are other stories taking place in GH, I like them all, I like variety..

    KM replied

    LOL Harry. Too true. RC is obsessed with Spencer. I can’t believe anyone really believes there’s a chance of the kid being killed off.

  23. Max says:

    Spenser needs to live. The show would not be the same without the little Prince.

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  24. Rose says:

    I really don’t like what writers do with the kids on these shows sometime. This is one of them. And the there’s still the ongoing Fluke story. When is it going to go away? I would have hoped Tony would have wanted to leave on a high note, instead of playing Fluke in such a colorless, negative way with no energy or life to it. Isn’t having to get through this long winter been enough.

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Rose..
    have no doubts- Tony will have a spectacular story ending..
    He will be in glory, justice will done for Tony, of course.
    Fluke will be gone and Luke/Tony will be back in all his splendor!
    We have to wait for it ..
    It is coming to a tv screen near you, soon… lol :)

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    Rose replied

    Su000…and spring will be here again soon. I really can’t really believe Ron & Co would let Tony/Luke end his career on a downer.

    Laurie replied

    su0000,

    In reply to your comment “Tony will be back in all his splendor. We have to wait for it” :

    We shouldn’t have to wait over a year for it. It’s so out of control I don’t even know what to think. They are just heading into another arc of it right now. Spin’s gonna investigate the family history, then Pat will pop up probably, and there will be 3 months of her like 3 months of Helena & on & on! I thank the Lord that Bobbie’s in this sl! She’s the bright light!

  25. dmr says:

    I was expecting Spencer’s mother (Courtney) to put her hand on Nikolas’ shoulder and “will” her son back to life. I love the actor who portrays Spencer. The actor was on Grey’s Anatomy a few weeks ago; did a great job! Love that kid, and the little actress that plays Emma, too. I also love Nik and Alexis’ relationship. That is what i miss on GH-close family and friend relationships-like Brenda and Lois, Brenda and Ned, Luke and Sonny, Luke and Robert, Luke and Sean, etc. Oh, and all of the Quartermaines-MISS and love them all!

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  26. Debra says:

    I have watched for 30 years, if they kill off Spencer I will never watch again

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    Christy replied

    I’m sure the character will live…. otherwise that would be terrible advertising for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. They wouldn’t do that obvious commercial plug/tie-in. If they were to kill off the character, it would have happened at GH.

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  27. LUZ says:

    GH is famous for killing children off the show. Spencer is such a delight to watch, that i hope GH kept him on the show.

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  28. Timmm says:

    This is a opportunity for Tyler to shine and quit moping over Elizabeth! I will say this, the ONE thing that pisses me off about this storyline is again this is another example of Laura needing to be there for her children and she will not be there! HUGE HUGE hole! Genie bitches about past storylines and always being the victim and I see her point, she is not an innocent girl anymore. Had she been there for Lulu, Fluke and now Nicholas, she would have had major dramatic pieces of pie to sink her teeth into. I dont know where the blame lies, but it is a sin for Laura not to be there for Nick while his son is fighting for his life!

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    su0000 replied

    Genie/Laura will never return to GH..
    If you read the stuff lol you would know that..
    Writing she should return is just blowing it in the wind lol, it aint gonna happen..
    They don’t write in people who are not with GH and will not, do not want to return..

    But– miracles do happen.. perhaps someday (if/when Tony retires) she may, ”might” return for however long, a week a year or never ..

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    Timmm replied

    RECAST!

  29. Laurie says:

    I must be an oddball, because I have no problem with the storyline content whatsoever! 1st of all, I can’t believe it’s not mob-related!!! 2nd, it may not be the light-hearted sl I prefer regarding children, but it’s less offensive to me than the OTT, out of bounds, adult romance dialogue the kiddie quad’s normally spewing. 3rd-I actually don’t FEEL the writers were being violent just to show off this time like with almost all of their OTT mob violence sl’s. They may be, but I didn’t see it. They’re usually like a bunch of overgrown boys playing cops & robbers w/the nutty gun fights in the park, guns next to infant’s heads, dinner party shootings, etc. Having said that, they will probably run this completely in the ground & beat the poo out of it like they tend to do with all of their sl’s.

    I really like Tyler Christopher’s acting in these scenes and appreciate the real tears and snot! There’s nothing worse than phony soap crying w/no tears or facial movement. I applaud TC’s acting on one hand, but it’s not lost on me that until Helena’s character strolled back into town he was like the walking dead, especially and never so apparent as when Nik was with Britt. TC seemed bored outta his mind, but I think he recently took 4 months off so maybe he was just burnt out before? He didn’t seem to have enough sl before to be burnt out, but I digress.

    TBH, Ron may have done this because the spectacular Nicolas Bechtel seems to have been snubbed by the Emmys this year, not even making the pre-nom cut in the best kid actor category. Something seems seriously up with that. But the actor can handle the s/l & I really like the tie-in to Shriner’s Hospital. My 12yo brother had serious burns after a grease fire & I know it can happen in an instant. I also know he did make a great (not full) recovery (eventually) & so will Spencer because, after all, this is a soap & this is Cartini & it’s not their style to keep characters hurt. Not an insult, just a note about their style.

    I just pray that if Spencer’s sl is on full-steam please, please, please get Jason out of a hospital bed & a victim no more. The man has been, well, everything but burned in a fire! 3 hospitalizations & 2 brain surgeries in 5 months is ridiculous even for this regime!

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  30. Laurie says:

    Also, after seeing the “#1 for 217 yrs, we have have the biggest budget & even bigger ego’d new head writer & EP in daytime” The Old and the Restless’s, sad & embarrassing “special effects” for their 24 “flirt with disaster” disasters, I could never in good conscious complain about General Hospital’s hair & makeup or special effects. At least this fire looked real as has been the character’s reactions to this disaster.

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  31. Shell TuffCat says:

    As a lifelong GH fan, this storyline is both compelling but of concern to me. First of all from a writer’s standpoint, why did General Hospital bring Tyler Christopher back (which fans wanted) only to keep him on the back burner. There could have been the most compelling villain/villainess love story if GH offered Kelly Theibault the money to remain as Britt but instead they pay top money to Anthony Geary whose acting let’s face it is not what it once was. So the obvious next question is where the young man who plays Nicholas Spencer is the best young actor (or actress) on this show since we watched young Elizabeth and Lucky (not the youngest Lulu) grow up, why is GH sending young Nicholas away? More important question when such fine actors as the gentleman who plays Rick (who GH has screwed over repeatedly in the past with contract issues etc.) again relegated like Tyler Christopher to the back burner along with his just reunited daughter Molly. Molly and TJ presumably could still do scenes, Kirstan Alderson did it on OLTL and on GH from age 6 to age 23 as she has just chosen to move on. Glad GH signed Maurice Bernard and Laura Wright to long contracts because they are keepers. Bringing Ned back was a good for Olivia’s storyline and the Alexis-Julian Jerome-Anna Devane-Duke Lavery dynamic is exciting. Don’t allow the lady who plays Ava Jerome to leave GH; after her real maternity leave is over, pay her the money and have her come back, she’s a villainess of beauty and great cunning qualities for a writer and viewer alike. Kudos also to Kirsten Storms, the brief reunion with Brandon Barasch (smart move bring him by more often), the new Nate-Maxie romance is good, please send Spinelli packing back to Portland or Seattle or wherever dweebs hang out because without Stephen Beck, he’s just downright annoying. Fave is the Alexis-Julian smoking hot couple and anti-couple dynamic, more, more, more. Love the new Lulu and Dante and Rocco storyline, we want the second baby but first cement the Nate-Maxie storyline and get rid of you know who. Sorry about this but I have tried and cannot see the man who now plays Jason Morgan as Jason Morgan. Stephen created the role in teenage years so better to have him gone away. Patrick and Sam-not happening for me either. Again, where and what is the Robin Scorpio forecast — is she ever coming back? At least tell us something. And lastly and in kindness, the young girl who plays Emma Drake is a sweet and thoughtful young actress, I don’t see her as “daughter” to Dr. Drake (who let’s face it is a horn dog) without Robn Scorpio Drake to make the family. Sabrina Santiago and Carlos need to stay gone, as does Felix whiny nurse. Love the Lucas-Brad love story, more of them. I want to see them get married at GH. Totally cool and in keeping with GH tradition. On to the veterans — why don’t you give work to Leslie Charleston? She’s marvelous and we miss her all the time. Not enough Tracey Quartermaine scenes without Anthony Geary’s antics POV always to him and let’s face it, the woman who plays Bobbie Spencer is a plastic surgeon nightmare. GH also needs to write Cameron out because he wastes screen time and is not appealing to most viewers in this role. You want to really make GH come back strong. Bring back the following people — bring back Courtney Corinthos from the dead to comfort Nicholas over Spencer. Have Spencer take a vacation in real life, and return to GH playing Spencer again and don’t come back with yet another actor — he’s brilliant do not age him out. The Sean love story is also compelling and attracts great viewership too. Please pay Diane so she will appear more often — we love Diane so much! Lastly, bring back Helena yet again, she’s brilliant, bring back Jerry Jacks, bring back Jasper Jacks, hire another Jocelyn Jacks, and consider that so far the new Kiki is not chemistry material at all with either Morgan or anyone I can see. She comes off like a bimbo, not the crafty veteran Kristan Alderson who I miss so much already. And for gosh sake give Dr. Albrecht more material and bring back Britt to reunite with Nathan and have Maxie as part of the on again off-again different sides of the law. Goody two shoes is not Kirsten Storm’s Maxie, the real Maxie is always edgy. Incidentally where are Mac and Felicia, more wasted back-burner of great acting talent?

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    Christy replied

    wow. that was some paragraph. :-)

    “cannot see the man who now plays Jason Morgan as Jason Morgan. Stephen created the role in teenage years so better to have him gone away.” Who is Stephen you’re speaking of? Do you mean Steve Burton? He went to Young and the Restless.

    I do wish that the nu Jason would have had some traits like Jason. some mannerisms or speech patterns or what have you… so people that miss Jason would go ‘huh. that’s just like Jason used to do….” Or have him blurt out someone’s name when he sees them, but not know how he knows them from. Just bits and pieces of Jason showing here and there.

    I never would have recognized the new Kiki if not for someone calling her by name. All the times soaps change people’s hair color (like with every season) why didn’t they at least have the new gal get the same hair color as K. Anderson, whom I miss too as I watched her since she was like 6. And this one seems way too tall for a hug from dear old dad, Silas.

    And why the heck wouldn’t Kiki go flying down to the court house to try to keep Michael from getting her sister. That was just crazy she stayed at Kelly’s while that is going on .

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    CeeCee replied

    That was some paragraph, indeed, Christy. Shell TuffCat says he/she is a writer….well, first rule of writing is never ever compile such a lengthy paragraph. What I read was an essay/synopsis. Thus, as such, it begs for an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Furthermore, I’m not sure whom he/she is addressing; the viewers or the writers.
    I do agree with you Christy ….Jake has no particular correlation with Jason. No similarities stand out for anyone to pause and experience a moment of déjà-vu. Actually, for the Y&R audience, the same could be said about Adam Newman. The face may have changed, but shouldn’t his voice, at least, ring a bell?
    As far as Kiki? I was thinking the same thing…..too tall and lanky to be Ava’s daughter. Maybe Nina’s?????….LOL. I miss Kristen also. I feel a pang in my heart each time I think about her….so sad!!! Later.

  32. Christy says:

    I really wonder if little spencer will eventually emerge from, wait for it, commercial plug – Shriner’s Children Hospital – as an older child.

    At first I thought that Tyler’s tears and being so upset was maybe just thinking of something bad happening to his own (real) son, but then thought if they are age progressing the kids, that this show of emotion might have been intermixed with real sadness of saying goodbye.

    what do you think?

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  33. Linnetta Foster says:

    I am going to focus on Shriners Hospital. My father-in-law was a Shriner and was very proud of their work, especially with burn victims. They are like St. Jude’s hospital in Tennessee. We should all take the time to visit their website and if you can donate to it.

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  34. frances scialla says:

    good idea with the new story line with spencer and to bring awareness to shiners hospital. hats off to ever brought this into the story

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  35. faye rae says:

    I think spencer is taking a break from general hospital to film a movie.

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  36. Kay Garrett says:

    It would not be realistic for Spencer to die from the injuries he has and would definitely be a bad reflection on Shriners Hospital. It doesn’t make much difference though since it seems you have already fired Tyler Christoffer.
    I would have stopped watching when you fired Steve Morgan (Jason) but my Mother still liked watching. That is past tense because she is losing interest since you have writers that do not seem to comprehend why soap operas are called that. In fact, with so many people coming and going, the concept of getting attached to and emotionally involved with the characters that spend so little time on screen has been almost completely lost.
    I still watch GH because my Mom has still been watching. I have watched it since late 1970′s but changed favorites to Y&R when Steve Morgan started working there. With that show I have the benefit of seeing several I got attached to on GH.
    Tonight I told my Mom that Nicolas had been fired and may not come back. She said she would watch a little longer to see if he comes back but the show is confusing to her with so many new people and bad writing. She feels Jason would have been recognized by his voice, his eyes, or hands, so many things that made him Jason. All the new people coming on the show then disappearing is to confusing for her; and those from “One Life To Live” she still calls them by the names they had on that show. She watched “All My Children” and only became vaguely familiar with the other ABC soaps because I watched them so she got used to them when my Father died and I moved in with her. I told her Budig (Greenlea) is supposed to be on GH soon but rumor is she will be a killer. When/If she sees that it will be the end of watching GH and ABC.
    ABC has become a disappointment in a all it’s programming. We stopped watching GMA and ABC World News months back. It seems World News should change the name to “Mostly Social Stuff You May Like To See”.
    It is a personal disappointment to me that ABC has consistently gone downhill since Disney added it to their vast media empire. I used to work at Disney World and actually bragged to a lot of people about what a great company it is but that was when Michael Eisner was CEO and I think there one of the Disney family was still on the Board of Directors. Way back when Disney Company believed in being loyal to employees and providing a fun AND safe experience for their guests. Now it seems to be just about money from the Cruise lines to their Media, Parks, all of it seems a long way from Walt Disney’s dream.

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