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104 February 22nd, 2014 GH’s Tyler Christopher and Rebecca Herbst Talk Nikolas/Liz Round Two, Nik’s Blind Spot For Britt & Kimberly McCullough’s Departure!

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In honor of Monday’s upcoming 13,000 episode milestone of ABC’s General Hospital, On-Air On-Soaps, along with a contingent from the press corps  sat down for a chat with Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) to get their thoughts on a myriad of subjects, but chief among them that all signs point to a Liz and Nikolas rekindling of their torrid romance, with only one major stumbling block … Nikolas just became engaged to  Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Theibaud)!

As viewers witness this week on General Hospital, after a conversation with Robin (Kimberly McCullough), Elizabeth garners the strength to head over to Wyndemere to tell Nikolas that she is in love with him!  And this time,  she actually goes through with it and tells him! A stunned and overcome Niki tries to process Liz’s declaration and why she waited so long!  So, now what?  Will Nik admits he loves Liz, too?  Will it change his feelings toward Britt?  When Nikolas and Liz hooked up the last time, it was behind the back of all people, Lucky (as played by Jonathan Jackson) in one of the series most unpopular moves of all-time!  But the landscape of the current canvas has changed … and now the story moves forward.

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Here is what Tyler and Rebecca shared about revisiting the Nikolas and Liz romance,  Nikolas acceptance of Britt’s lies,  the return and departure of their dear friend and long time cast mate Kimberly McCullough, and for fans that have demanded a major story for Elizabeth … is this finally it?

TYLER on revisiting the Liz and Nik romance when last time there was so much pushback from fans, because it was so out of character for Nikolas to betray his brother, Lucky: The one thing I was told at the time was to not to try and defend the character, and it was difficult for me to not do that. Because, how do you defend something that is a betrayal of that nature?  The only thing that I came up with was that he’s truly in love, and completely head over heels in love with Elizabeth.  And then, OK, I go away from the show for two years, so we go away from that, and now we come back, and that’s one thing that I’m trying to reintroduce into the story, is that it has to be that way.  Otherwise, why would he have done that?  We spent so many years creating this persona of Nikolas being this upstanding, very noble guy of the highest morality, and then in that one instance we strip it all away.  How do I bring that back?  That’s the only thing I could come up with as an actor and me personally, is complete and utter love.  So that’s what we’re trying to  reintroduce into this story.   So although what I did was completely unforgivable, here are our current circumstances, so how are we going to do deal with it going forward?  That is now the conflict between Britt, Nikolas and Liz which is, how do I differentiate my love for Britt and my love for Elizabeth given the history of all of us together? And that’s really the story moving forward, if that makes sense.

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REBECCA on if she was hesitant to tackle the Liz and Nik romance again:  I was a little nervous at first; because it’s the one storyline in all the years I’ve been here that people were a little sensitive about.  Nobody ever thought Elizabeth would to that to Lucky, and it was really hard for the fans to accept that … for these two characters, who have nothing but respect and love for Lucky, and you know how we all put Lucky on this pedestal.  It was a little damaging.   So to revisit this has made me nervous.  I think Tyler has the right idea about it.   It might have been lustful for a moment, but they really do love each other.

REBECCA on if this time Elizabeth is sure that she truly wants Nikolas back:  Yes! (Laughs)  She has tried for many years to put it in the back of her mind, but those feelings haven’t gone away, and it scares her too.

TYLER on what he thought when the GH powers-that-be told him that his character was going to fall in love with this woman, who is known as “The Britch” (Britt), and as an actor he has to justify Nikolas’ feelings for her:   Well, the adjective you suggested is subjective to others people’s opinions. (Laughs)  One thing about Nikolas is that he always reserves his own thoughts and opinions and feelings until he gets to know someone first and doesn’t pass judgment on someone until he gets to know them himself.  The “Britch” got a pass because of that, in his eyes.

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TYLER on how much Nikolas is going to put up with, knowing that Britt has lied repeatedly, while seems to continue to accept her manufactured justifications and half-truths:  I mean, if you look at the history of the character, he’ll put up with just about anything, you know what I mean?” (Laughs)

REBECCA on Kimberly McCullough’s return and exit: Personally, I think it was great for her to be able to do this, and then pursue directing career and pop back here for awhile.  Obviously, we love having her here at GH.   From Elizabeth’s perspective she missed her friend, and Kimberly and I have really good scenes together.  We work well together.  All of Elizabeth’s other relationships have fallen off the sides of the earth! (Laughs)

TYLER on his special bond with Kimberly McCullough:  Kimberly and I have a unique relationship.  She also worked on The Lying Game with me, shadowing as a director, which was a unique experience for me to see her do what she really wants to do, and for her to see me as something that was not Nikolas Cassadine.  Knowing that she is going away again, I know she is in a good place.  I am sad to see her go, but we also have a unique working relationship within the confines here at GH as well.  But I have seen her in her element, and it’s where she belongs, and that’s where she needs to be.  Although I am sad not to act with her again, I am happy to see her go where she really belongs.  The one thing I liked about Nikolas’ and Robin’s relationship was it was never forced into a romance.  There was always a friendship.  And if and when she comes back, I hope it will continue as such.

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REBECCA on Elizabeth lying about her past pregnancies while now offering advice to Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) for her to tell the truth to Patrick (Jason Thompson) that he is the father of her unborn baby:  I kind of have to say the lines, and it’s kind of hard for Elizabeth to tell Sabrina, “You can’t do this to Patrick,” and then to know it’s pretty much what I have done with all of my pregnancies as Elizabeth on the show! (Laughs)  I just have to know that as the character, Elizabeth is coming at it from her experience … I am coming from the voice of wisdom. (Laughs)

TYLER on having Thaao Penghlis on the canvas as Victor Cassadine:   It’s great, because over the years we have lost the Cassadines to various unfortunate accidents.  And it’s one of those things where I felt like when you have a history of a family in a show like this, which has been around for 30 years, it’s unfortunate to have that dissipate.  So the fact that you are bringing some people back, such as Victor in particular, it gives the long term fans that memory connection of what it used to be like.  Thaao is a great actor and he originated the role.   It would also be great to have Stephen Nichols back as Stefan Cassadine!  It would be great to have the energy and the aura the Cassadine family brought back to  long time fans.  I am excited that Victor’s appearance could be the beginning of something more to come.

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REBECCA on knowing that the fans have been asking for Elizabeth to have her own story for quite some time,  and if that’s finally upon us:  I am certainly more optimistic now then I was six months ago, or even a year ago. I am sitting next to my story … Tyler! (Laughs)

So, what did you think about the scenes this week where Elizabeth admitted to Nikolas she is still in love with him?  Do you like Nikolas’ reaction?  What do you think about a redux of the Nikolas and Elizabeth pairing?  Do  you want Nik with Britt, or Liz?  Do you think this will be a major storyline for Rebecca Herbst finally putting her front and center? And finally, what did you think of Rebecca and Tyler’s word on their departing co-star Kimberly McCullough? Comment below!

 

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  1. Rod says:

    I like the triangle but i’d like Brit & Nick together. I like there chemistry and LIZ NEEDS A NEW MAN. Don’t really care about lucky story and he’s gone anyway. Thank god. Only like Greg as Lucky. But no matter what Lucky. It’s clear he didn’t want her in the end so that story never needs to be revisited. GET LIZ A HOT NEW LOVE STORY!!

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    hithat replied

    I agree, Liz needs a new man in her life. Why keep her on this pattern of only wanting a man when someone else has him. If Nick goes for Liz again this is going to make him look so dumb. Just don’t go there GH.

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    meohmy replied

    I think Liz and Nick should be together. Because they has a lot of history. It’s time for them to let a young couple have a long time relationship and grow old together, instead of having them jump from person to person.

  2. crimson151 says:

    Great interview! Thanks! Love Becky & Tyler and adore Niz. Hope they finally get a shot. The relationship has it all…the actors have amazing chemistry, there is a ton of built in angst, lots of history to fall back on, a foundation of friendship and lets face it some gorgeous people playing the characters!

    Gonna miss KMc, Robin and Liz & Robin’s friendship!

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  3. KBP says:

    The Elizabeth/Nicholas story is compelling and needs to be told. I love the chemistry that TC and RH bring to the screen. I say bring on NIZ……….I can’t wait!

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  4. aria says:

    i’m so happy to finally see Rebecca on screen more often, and i’m loving her getting her own storyline and being in others, like her friends sabrina, robin and patrick, and the more the merrier, she and tyler are hot together and i’m totally team liz and prince nicholas.

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  5. Eileen Hargis says:

    Put her with Nic

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  6. Connie says:

    Niz all the way!!

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  7. Anna says:

    Happy to see Liz on screen more, just wish it was not in a triangle with Nik :( I prefer Nik with Britt! First Nik pairing I haved liked in a long time. Hope he ends up with Britt!

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  8. Noirdame says:

    I really enjoyed reading this. I love Nikolas and Elizabeth, they have so much history and connection. I really want them to have a chance this time. The chemistry between Tyler Christopher and Rebecca Herbst is undeniable!

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  9. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    My favorite love triangle was Another Worlds Steve Frame with good girl Alice and bad girl Rachel…i hope Nik, Liz and Britt have a similar triangle but i doubt GHs will even come close to AWs…on AW it didnt matter if Steve was with Alice or Rachel…it was that good with all the character driven drama as Steve, torn between two loves, kept going back and forth with Alice and Rachel kept AW a top 5 favorite back in the early 70s…they just dont write them as they used to…maybe thats the reason why soaps arent as highly popular as they once were? imo

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  10. aardvark says:

    I was never on board with the Liz/Lucky romance and actually glad Nick interfered. Lucky’s past at the time was shady, and like many others we wanted to see Liz/Jason. Now I like Nick/Britt, I like the character Nick, and I especially like Britt trying to overcome her past and move forward despite interference from mother. My two favorite characters on the show are Liz and Britt, so Liz needs someone new.

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  11. Melody says:

    I’ve always loved the friendship and long history between Elizabeth and Nik. I’m glad they are being given a second chance this time without the horrible Lucky factor. I just hope the writers take it there and not let it be a tease. Tyler and Becky have great chemistry and the ILY confession scenes on Friday were very powerful. So much raw emotion. I really believe that man is still crazy in love with her, unlike with Britt. I really hope Niz are given a fair chance!

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  12. Mary SF says:

    I don’t like it– it lacks imagination. The classic good girl, bad girl vying for the good guy has been done to death. And the newer writers don’t write then nearly as good or as compelling as in the old days, like the Rachel, Steve, Alice triangle of Another World.

    Personally I rather see Liz with Patrick and Nik with Britt. However only if they stop making Nik look like a moron believing everything Britt says. I rather see him use some tough love on her, to get her to really redeem her ways.

    But if this triangle gets played out I fear all we will see is Britt and her mother scheming to make Liz’s life unbearable, and Liz calling Britt a bitch for the millionth time. How I wish writers would stop having women call other women bitches, buy a thesaurus people, but I digress

    If they go this route fingers crossed it will be a decent triangle where the viewer is as equally torn as Nik as to who he should be with– those are the best ones– where I root for both gals depending on the day, but ultimately in my dreams think he should be with me. LOL

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Great minds think alike: i mentioned AWs love triangle too in my comments. It still remains my all time favorite love triangle…i wish the networks never reused those tapes…i would rewatch that show over in a heartbeat. it would also give younger soap fans who werent around back then a glimpse of how much better soaps used to be. The days of Harding Lemay and Bill Bell, two of soaps greatest story tellers just to name a few, are long gone…only British soaps come close!!! imo

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    Mary SF replied

    Yep– not only do we think alike, we were only 12 minutes apart in posting those comments — spooky LOL. Actually we just both appreciate quality and once you have tasted steak it is hard to settle for hamburger. I too wish someone had the foresight to save some of those early shows– but not sure if the newer fans would like them being raised in a different era and all. And the you’re right about the Brits “Corrie St.” has been on how many years and it is still going on strong — with no need for storylines that would never happen in real life– just all down to earth humanity, stories from the heart to touch the heart.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Im a big fan of Corrie St…and some of its stories do touch the heart: Hayly Croppers death was the saddest moment in soaps for me and i usually dont get teary eyed watching soaps…and when the characters are killed off they stay dead! And the explosion and tram crash during the shows 50th anniversary 4 years ago was the best special effects ive ever seen done on any soap! i love how it more realistically potrays its characters and their lower and middle class lives!!!

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    Johnny replied

    Is Corrie St. similar to Coronation Street?

  13. Kim says:

    Give Elizabeth something fun and new. She and Nicolas are good friends and this is just throwing her into something. The PTB don’t seem to want to write for her. Give her a chance to own her own story not a re-do of something. Both characters deserve better.

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  14. ree says:

    I have waited 16+ years to have this pairing!!!!! I don’t know what took so long, but i am very appreciative that it is upon!!! They’re acting is superb another are so comfortable in their respective roles which makes them so compelling. Niz story is so soapy! i watch soaps to see forbidden romance! Niz are everything!

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  15. Otter1 says:

    I am so excited about the prospect of Nik and Liz maybe, finally, hopefully getting their chance. Tyler and Becky exude charm and chemistry on screen. Knowing what they know of their characters, of course the betrayal of Lucky by Nik and Liz was ultimately done because they were really falling for each other. I am so glad, as a Liz fan, that Liz is finally telling her truth and is not worrying about what others think. That, to me, is character growth. And while I know some people are still sensitive to Nik and Liz as a pairing, MANY are not! I think the writers should focus on telling a good story that rings true to these wonderful characters and not worry about the naysayers. Viva la Niz!

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  16. Bandele says:

    We’ve waited five years and went through six triangles for this story please give us Nicel

    NOW!! Please thank you very much

    Becky and Tyler have awesome on screen chemistry give them their chance let the writing work for them instead of against them….Kick this finger pointing my mommy made me do it Bratt 7 months old relationship to the curb

    and write Nic and Liz on the same page at the same time…..Thank you writers their fans appreciate anything you can do!!!

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  17. Jen says:

    I think Elizabeth and Nikolas’ relationship has grown deeper over the years and I want to see where it can go now. I’ve been a fan of both characters for a while and have been a huge fan of some of their other pairings, and it feels right to me now that they would find their way to each other. I love the work Rebecca Herbst and Tyler Christopher are doing together. I’m hooked. I also loved their words about Kimberly McCullough. Robin is another character I adore, and will miss her again.

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  18. Suzie says:

    I love Niz and want to see them together. I am also very tired of seeing Nicholas as a fool. When Nicholas returned he seem strong and determined to go after what he wanted and was not going to allow anything to stand in his way. Then that Nicholas disappeared and poor the old Nicholas with a pod person persona showed up.

    We need the Nicholas that won’t give up back. Last we do not need a triangle that has Liz going under the bus for yet another forced pairing. Put Liz together or Lyric or fond her someone great but stop pushing her under to make another pairing or character

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  19. Jamie says:

    Niz was a disaster round one, no need to drag that up again. Liz needs a new man, and Nik works with Britt for now.

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    UnTouchable Sand replied

    HA!! – Niz will be written differently this time around with new writers ;) – I think they are eventually pairing Britch with Morgan …have a nice day :)

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    MissyLady replied

    I agree. Liz and Nik and were both trashed the first time, so why revisit Niz in the first place? Liz needs her own story and a man with no previous baggage. Nik and Britt make a good pairing with their crazy families.

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    ree replied

    Am sorry but Niz is were they story is at. That so called crazy family thing does translate to a good pairing….they are together now and they are boring as hell.

    Niz friendship and history seems to be a threat to brit lovers, and i guess that’s understandable because niz chemistry is undeniable.

  20. Cassaluvdine says:

    I’m so happy Nikolas and Elizabeth are getting to make their magic again. Rebecca and Tyler have something together that not every actor/couple get on a soap. they have the ability to pull you in.They trust one another, they have confidence in one another that they will bring their a-game always. They make each other better actors. and I see it on my screen everytime they are on.Whether it’s friendship,love,passion,saving each other or just striving to be together. They make me have to watch. No choice anymore.

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  21. Mark says:

    That scene when she told him she loved him was so good he looked like he was ready to bawl his eyes out.

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    MissyLady replied

    Liz is NOT in love with Nik! RC has rewritten the ending of Niz from 2011 into some “love story” when that was never the case. Nik told Liz point blank she was a substitute for Emily, so why would ANY woman want Liz paired with Nik when she could have a brand new hot romance with a new man and a story of her own.

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    ree replied

    Liz told nik she loved him through out niz 1.0, you just didn’t want to hear it. If you don’t believe it go look it up.

    Patrick replied

    I know, right

    Wow – what a delivery

    and then… he strongholds his commitment to Britt….

    I’m in love with, and engaged to Britt

    WOW… again

    which is just further proof… that this 3-some (Nicholas, Britt, and Liz) is magnetic

    this is a powerful pull of all the emotions – do the writers have it in them to pull out all the stops

    like JimH and marsf say: if you can pull for either or… for the prince… then it’s well done.

    here’s hoping

    OH God… I love them… Liz and Brit

    He’s a keeper

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    Patrick replied

    p.s.

    after that scene… I started crying… then was in immediate angst for Britt

    there you have it…

    conundrum.

  22. bobsacard says:

    It is about time the Liz got a big part in the show. Since Jason has left the show has gone into a spiral downward. Two things need to happen, Elizabeth needs a bigger role in the show and you guys need to spend your money getting Jason back on the show…

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    Johnny replied

    You are definitely in the minority there pal. 16 years of watching a brain damaged, emotionless, murdering thug was more than enough for most of us.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    IM sure you’re the same Johnny who asked me about Corrie St. and if so the answer is ‘Yes’ it is Coronation Street Me and Mary were talking about…

  23. NolaAnn says:

    Great interview thanks for that. My take on Nik and Liz is: Well it is about time ! I adore Becky and her character Elizabeth. I think she has made every male she’s been paired up with 10 times better, reason why all of her pairings garnered so many fans. But Tyler’s Nikolas is the first man who I feel brings out the best in Becky/Liz ! That’s saying something, cause Becky is a damn good actor. Yes I am a HUGE NIZ fan and am very anxious to see them finally get their chance at a great romance. I hope that is the direction the writers are taking. And if there is a Lucky recast, Liz had better be over that man. It is time for her to be romanced like the princess she is, and there is only one man for the job, Nikolas !!!

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  24. MC says:

    It breaks my heart the way that Rebecca Herbst has been treated by the current and past regimes of GH. Here is a woman who has been loyal to the show for almost 18 years and as recently as six months ago she thought she was being written out. For some reason, this actress who has done nothing but consistently perform well and have one of the largest most loyal fanbases on the show, is constantly passed over for lesser talented women. I don’t understand. First they give the Sonny’s sister story to a blond amazon Courtney, then Sam enters and Liz can’t be anywhere near Jason, then there was the Siobhon fiasco, then last year this crew tries to push Sabrina and Patrick down our throats, and now we have the Britt whitewash tour. It is just ridiculous. Rebecca Herbst is one of the most gifted actresses on the show and shines no matter what garbage they make her play. As far as Nik & Liz, I understand that Tyler and Becky need to find some motivation to play this story, but the Liz that was onscreen was never in love with Nik. Yes she loved him as a friend, but in love? Nope. And as far as Lucky goes, I only hope that he comes back so Liz gets to tell him off. All that said I’m glad that she finally gets some airtime other than to try to increase the popularity of the newest round of writer’s pets. There are so many stories that could be told about a Elizabeth Webber if the writers just had some imagination. Instead we get a love triangle where Liz is constantly forced to wear a scarlet letter while the man gets none of the wrath.

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    Patrick replied

    NICE post

    2 noteworthy mentions

    #1 this actress who has done nothing but consistently perform
    #2 Liz is constantly forced to wear a scarlet letter while the man gets none of the wrath.

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    I simply have to chalk it down… as … It’s Liz when we get her…she’s in a likeness all her own… let’s say RH’ envelops Liz … we fans.. do that… she’s not to be toyed with and or messed up – she’s like the Y&R Sharon

    wow! what a haircut can do…. amongst many other attributes… I love her

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    aria replied

    MC i couldn’t have said it better, so thanks for saying it like i would of wanted too.

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    MissyLady replied

    Nice post.

    RC apparently thinks he can redo Niz so it does not smell to high heaven, but the second JJ becomes available, is when Liz and Nik will once again be trashed and I really don’t want to see that mess ever again!

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  25. mariari00 says:

    Tyler & Becky are simply amazing & just breathtaking in their scenes together. Nik w Britt is just boring. Niz deserves their epic romance now. They are the epitamy of a supercouple! 16+ years of deep friendship & love. I can’t wait until the britch’s lies bite her in the arse, & Niz get their happy ending. Then some angst caused by outside forces like Helena in some awesome adventure!

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  26. LadyElle says:

    Nikolas and Elizabeth have come so far. They’ve been through everything you could go through with someone. The fact that they’ve romantically connected is beautiful to me.

    Nikolas Cassadine and Elizabeth Webber have the potential to be epic if the writers are interested.

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  27. louisa says:

    Tyler Christopher was so good in those scenes with Elizabeth…it gave me hope that romance could return to GH. I love Nikolas with Britt and with Elizabeth. I just hope they build the story and have them on everyday. The biggest problem with GH is how people disappear for weeks. Just when you start to get into a Nikolas romance…you tune in the next day and they’re gone and replaced with Mollie , TJ, Olivia and Kiki! Ugh.

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    ree replied

    Nik and brit are boring. Tyler and Becky are two compelling actors and their story should be told, if brik need Liz to be a interesting couple, then that is a failed couple to begin with.

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  28. Bonnie says:

    I am definitely in the Niz train. They need to be together. I want a slow build where they evaluate their live for each other and when they make love I want it to be 1 of their longest scenes. We deserve it

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  29. Casey says:

    Love Becky and Elizabeth. Tyler and Nik too. However, I don’t believe the GH writers will ever do right by Elizabeth. I can’t support Niz. Their first go round was written as pure filth. Neither was rootable. For the last 5 years, Liz was written to take the brunt of the fallout. The writers had numerous characters berate her for what occured between her and Nik. She was the whore and slut who slept with two brothers. There are other women on the show who have had affairs with brother. None have been called out to the degree Liz has. NONE! And it’s still going on. After weeks of no screentime for Liz, the writers choose to start this Niz ‘love’ story out by calling Liz a whore, a mistake. The man she loves rejects her flat. I’m supposed to be excited by this? I’m not. It the same old crap.

    I don’t believe Liz stands a chance in this storyline. I wished the writers would give her a new love interest – her OWN love interest but they refuse to. It’s been this way for over half a decade now. I’m tired of watching Liz’s mistakes be constantly thrown in her face, especially when other character’s past misdeeds have been totally wiped clean and are never referenced.

    It’s a shame Becky had to sell a story of Nik being the man Liz has loved all this time in only 2 episodes, because the writer don’t care enough to actually show us when this great love occured. I don’t believe Liz has a story. She’s only the interloper. I’ve no interest in watching her fight another woman for a man. Been there, done that enough. Give Liz her own storyline and her own man. No interlopers, no triangles. And cease with the whore references . The woman has had sex once in the last half decade.

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    MC replied

    Couldn’t agree with you more!

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    Patrick replied

    Oye!

    paragraph 2… is her

    her presence on the show… general hospital… by the fans… is not taken for granted… they don’t dare mess with her… I think she’s too alluring.. and captivating… that no one else on the show is her equal…..

    they need to do a good casting call… and find that someone… a tempestuousness… to feature all that

    the only other person… that comes to mind… what about stefan cassadine… ???

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    ree replied

    Liz turned Nik down when he professed hush love too. Don’t you see the parallel in their story? Nik to Liz that AJ was no good, Liz says AJ is a changed man. Liz tellsbik that bit is no good, nik says brit is a misunderstood person. RC is showing us his both people put their faith in the wrong people.

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    Darcy replied

    I actually think its some awesome writing I’ve never seen this on a soap opera before and I’ve been watching it many moons and many sunsets and I am so into the writing of their story. I don’t know if Ron realizes it but he has just redefined how a triangle can be told…he has put so many details into how they are “mirroring” each other we have come up with a new term a mirrored triangle. I for one think Liz and Nik are in a groundbreaking style of telling triangles and we’ve been very excited about this….as a matter of fact we get together on forums to discuss the detail in which Ron as mirrored Nik and Liz in story.

    Eg when Liz saw Nik in a towel that was mirrored from another story… we are enjoying this style of storytelling….and hope they continue to tell their story this way until finally the mirror is dissolved and they are in the mirror together.

    aria replied

    I’m going to try to be a little hopeful, but i agree with you, i mean carly sleeps around not only with brothers, i.e jason and a.j, her mother husband,tony, her bff? enemy(franco) an on an on an she’s a big ol hypocrite, what a joke. and sam slept with ric when he was with her mom, disgusting ! for some reason the past regime didn’t want to write for becca and this regime has been on two years and its taken them this long, but i’m still not going to give up. Hang in there Casey.

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    MissyLady replied

    Excellent post.

    Niz fans had better hope Lucky returns to this show, because if you thought Liz and Nik were trashed the last time, it will be much, much worse the second time!

    There is no reason (IMO) for Becky to be nervous about Niz 2.0, that’s on Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini for rehashing a horrible story line in the first place. Out of all of the possible stories and pairings for Liz and Nik, the show decides to redo one where two actors LOST their jobs?!

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    MissyLady replied

    LOL. Niz fans had better hope Lucky NEVER returns to the show, because if you thought Liz and Nik were trashed the last time, it will be much, much worse the second time!

  30. Saffron says:

    Would love to see Nicholas paired up with Liz since Lucky is not a factor anymore. They are both such fabulous actors with awesome chemistry.

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  31. Laurie says:

    I am 100% on board for GH finally telling Elizabeth and Nikolas’s story the way it should’ve been told the first time. I’ve always thought there was a special “something” there, and hope the current regime sees that the talent and chemistry of RH and TC and the history of their characters is well worth the effort of a do-over. Their scenes together at Wyndemere were breathtaking, and made me excited for the possibilities. It’s been frustrating to watch Nik stuck in Britt-land when she so clearly doesn’t deserve his love or trust; cannot wait for him to see how wrong he’s been about her.

    I’ve always loved Elizabeth and Robin’s scenes – the friendship looks so genuine. It’s nice to read that TC and RH are excited for KMc, but it must be sad for them to see their old friend head off again. With so many new actors/characters coming on board, they must treasure the other veterans that are still around.

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  32. ~TJ~ says:

    Loved the interview! Since Nick has returned I haven’t been really into Nick and Britt as a couple but love how they interact with each other as actors. Have always felt that Liz has got the short end as a long time vet on s/ls. Depending how the writers play this out I am all for Niz. In the beginning it was young lust and betrayal and now they are way more mature and their deep/lost love for each other is once again coming to the surface toward it being finally solidified. This story needs to come to conclusion.

    I know on many levels this seems like a rehash of sorts on a s/l~ but let’s face it~ most s/ls are redone again and again to some degree. Personally I will just roll with it as I love GH and am a long time viewer.

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  33. Julie says:

    The whole Lucky being written as the ‘innocent ‘ was a joke. Listening to him standing there calling her a whore for doing to him EXACTLY what he had done to her over and over was
    Laughable. The over the top trashing of Niz to give that fool an Emmy brought my hatred for Lucky to new heights. So screw him. Niz rocks. Lets DO this. Cheating on a cheater only makes you a cheater as well, nothing more.

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  34. paula thomas says:

    Ever notice how much Britt looks like Nancy Kerrigan, the former ice skater???

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    Angelo replied

    Yes paula, I agree with you. They can pass as sisters

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    Shay replied

    Yes….as a huge “Nancy” fan, I noticed this a long time ago….maybe that’s why I like Britt, too. And by the way, I still say Kerrigan was absolutely robbed of that gold medal in Lillehammer….it still angers me as an American!!!!

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    Johnny replied

    As a Canadian…I respectfully say…move on.

    Shay replied

    Another Canadian…like my buddy Jules!!!! Well, I can understand your perspective because your skaters have often been cheated, as well, and you have had quite a few good ones. Loved the teams of Brasseur and Eisler, Underhill and Martini, and Bourne and Kraatz. Was into skating in a major way for many, many years, and that documentary on Kerrigan the other night, just reminded me of that particular Olympic slight. That being said, it goes on at every event….this time Yuna Kim and Carolina Kostner were placed lower than deserved. By the way, always enjoy your posts, Johnny!!!!

  35. heidi says:

    Great interview!!! I would much rather see Nik with Liz than with Britt!!! I thought Nik and Liz had great chemistry!

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  36. Chrissy says:

    I’m so happy to see Elizabeth finally getting up front and center in a storyline, Becky is such a great actress and does such a wonderful job with the character of Liz, that she deserves a storyline where she is on screen more then twice a month……Honestly i always loved Liz with Lucky and Jason, but the chemistry and talent between Tyler and Becky has me welcoming the pairing of Liz and Nikolas, i think this will be a VERY special couple and story……I can’t wait!!!

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  37. Jimmy says:

    Liz and Nik have great chemistry but so do Nik and Britt. The thing is, once the whole baby debacle is revealed and Britt is called out for the liar she is, I really want her to leave the show, because personally, I can’t stand her.

    But, that doesn’t mean Liz and Nik should be back together. I think Liz needs to find a new man and hey, maybe Emily is frozen along with Helena, Stavros and Jason, so maybe Robin will revive her and then she’ll reunite with Nik, I always liked them a lot.

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  38. dino says:

    No no sick of Liz, recast bring back lucky spencer. Liz belongs with lucky, Emily quartermaine is alive, with her dad, alan quarternaine. nick belongs with emily, trust me she is alive.

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  39. Cassidine Fan says:

    I agree Tyler, I would love to see Stephen Nichols return as Stefan! But hopefully the writers wouldn’t make the same mistakes with his character like the last regime did the last time he was on. That was not the real Stefan!

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    dmr replied

    Most definitely! I miss the 90′s with the Cassadine and Quartermaine Families-Stefan, Katherine, Ned, Lois, Brenda, Sonny, etc. Such a great cast and many great storylines at that time.

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  40. Darcy says:

    I am a Nik and Elizabeth fangurl “all the way” !!!

    No one on the canvas has as much chemistry with Nik as Elizabeth they are sensuous and sexy as hell….even when they are in a room together they smolder. I’ve waited patiently for their story to take a positive turn. They personify the best of what’s left of the the 4 musketeers, They are still protective of each other and their scene when Elizabeth put her heart on her sleeve is some of the best acting on the show. They rocked it and I was crying. They sure know how to act off each other.

    I don’t much go for what happened in the past, that she is his brother’s ex and all that this is what soap opera is and has always been about. This isn’t about how their story “was” told its about how their story is being told “now.”

    What confuses me is why Elizabeth is sequestered it seems to me as the “only descedent left of an orignial founding character of the show (and hospital) she never should have been backburnered but should set the tone for the show…by branding what General Hospital is all about. I rarely see her in promos and she should be on the Board of General Hospital as Steve Hardy’s granddaughter…not just serving propping duty to new characters. I’ve always wanted Nik with Robin or Elizabeth. And they should market the show as well as longstanding characters.

    I also don’t understand her friendship with Sabrina because Sabrina never asks or get involved in Elizabeth’s life (or any other character for that matter). She never asks how is your day how are your children? What’s going on with you can I help “you,.” Sabrina is self absorbed and stuck on herself all chararacters just coddle her….there should much much more to Elizabeth Webber than coddling Sabrina. She should be a major player in the hospital and after an 18 year trooper she deserves to shine.

    I dont’ understand why Elizabeth is listed as “other resident” on ABC’s website. She is the founding character’s granddaughter and I don’t understand how some characters are being added family connections at warped speed (even new characters) and Elizabeth is solo. Where is her family?

    I am thankful that Ron and Frank are focusing on Elizabeth and Nik and hoping after 4 triangles and 2 quads that we can finally get Elizabeth and Nik together in their love story! Bring it! They have lots of fan support and we are ready, willing and able!

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    MissyLady replied

    I hate Niz, but do agree that Liz should be on the hospital board occupying one of two permanent seats for the Hardy/Webber family, and has her own story independent of some man. The majority of fans that watch soaps operas are women, so give Liz her own story, move her away from nursing toward a Pediatric doctor, give the character an art story working with Ava at her gallery, and move her away from triangles, quads and propping up “pet” newbies like Sabrina, Britt and Felix.

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  41. CC says:

    I am all in for Nik and Elizabeth. I LOVE the chemistry between these two actors -always have, even when the writing for them was so awful. I also like the shape this story is taking: two people who genuinely love each other, that would be so good together if guilt and bad timing didn’t keep getting in the way. I don’t love the triangle angle though, as Britt has become a whining drip.

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  42. loveamystery says:

    Well I’ve always loved the “Liz” character and the “Nik” one. Who doesn’t love prince charming and handsome. Liz is of course wonderful but has never been given the opportunity to be more than a confidant or clipboard holder. Loved her with Jason and the thought of the bad boy and good girl but for some reason that was overlooked. Nik/Liz great acting, the other day they both looked as if “why was timing so bad” Never liked Brit which is good. It’s great to have a character to hate. I am thrilled that Rebecca is getting a story finally and as long as it’s with a strong character and not someone who needs her for support I’m happy. So the prince and the commoner sounds like a great story to me.

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  43. kathleen says:

    I want Nik to sweep Elizabeth off her feet and leave Britt in the dust! I am so glad Becky is finally getting some much deserved and much appreciated screen time. Liz is the only reason I still watch GH

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  44. AbsoluteLunatic says:

    So basically AJ got thrown under the bus so Liz and Nik will look good. No thanks. I hope Sean Kanan gets a story with a great leading actress.

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    dmr replied

    I love Sean Kanan, too; and I’d like to see him more often, not every other week or so. He’s a great actor, very handsome, and is from a core family. Miss the Quartermaine Family.

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    MissyLady replied

    RC is the one retconning Liz and Nik as some “true love” crap, so blame him instead of Liz or Nik.

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  45. rosemarie says:

    I seriously want Nik to stay with Britt. They both deserve to have someone that will be faithful and Love each other. I wish Liz would go back to AJ…they really deserve each other, and she won’t have to chase what she can’t always have. She only staarted chasing Nik again when she thought she might lose him attention. She plays hard to get til she gets them where she wants.Make her go after kiki.. or, Felix, or Would love to see a good cat fight between her & Carly over Franco. Just leave Nik and Britt ALONE!!!!

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    MissyLady replied

    Sigh. RC is the one retconning Liz being IN love with Nik, when that was not case and how Guza ended the story in 2011. There was nothing wrong with Liz and AJ, until decided to trash AJ and dump Liz in another freaking triangle with Nik and Britt.

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  46. Avatar610 says:

    WTH? No mention of the long-suffering A.J. at all! Once again he is the odd man out, and no one cares! It’s about time he finds his own happiness on the show, with someone who will REALLY appreaciate him, apparently unlike Elizabeth according to the above article! As long as it isn’t Britt!!!!

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    MissyLady replied

    Don’t blame Liz, this whole mess with Niz and AJ is firmly on RC’s thirst to revive the sleazy affair that should have never happened in the first place! Niz was gross.

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  47. dmr says:

    I thought the scene between Nik and Liz, in Nik’s bedroom was so honest and raw. I watched it twice. Both characters have a lot of history with the show. I also liked Liz with AJ; because AJ was on a road to redemption, much like she was. But, I absolutely love Tyler; and I am really happy that the Cassadine Family is front and center in Port Charles. Love Victor. Love Spencer.

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  48. Johnny says:

    I much prefer AJ and Liz together.

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    MissyLady replied

    Yes! Liz and AJ had so much promise and RC messed it all up for another chance to throw mud at Liz by having her lusting (I almost lost my lunch!) after old Nik. Blech.

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  49. janet says:

    TIIC of this show screwed up. Britt and Nick are fine together.They each have families that are nuts. They seem to be sane. I like All three of the characters. Liz needs her own man. She should never sleep with her brother in-law. That was disgusting,. Britt has made Nick a hero. They could have had Britt not know the baby was Dante and Lulu’s, and be surprised. What will we get .More bull. I liked Liz with AJ. he was the first one who treated her boys human. Lucky is gone. I love JJ but he is now on Nashville ,so how about a family for Liz. And get AJ out of the bottle. I see its Re-Ron strikes again. been there done that. copy anyone. he did one thing right. Put Britt and Nick together, now he is changing it.????I have practically stopped watching so FF is what offends me.

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    MissyLady replied

    Yes, Liz and AJ were perfectly fine until RC messed it up.

    Lante/Brik would have been more compelling if Britt had no idea that she was carrying Lante’s embryos or the baby was really hers and Dante’s.

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  50. Avatar610 says:

    Britt would be more interesting as a Cassadine than Elizabeth. The rest of the family would eat ‘ol Liz alive- she would be better off at the Quartermaine house- she can handle Tracy, the boys love A.J. (let’s face it, at times he’s a big kid so it makes sense), and Monica would do anything for Elizabeth as long as she keeps A.J. happy and sober.

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    MissyLady replied

    Please. Liz has been dealing with those crazy Cassadine’s since she came to town in 1997, and I say this as someone who hates Niz with the passion of 1,000 suns!

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  51. Dele says:

    Huh? I don’t want Liz with a drunk she got stuck with brokey, dopey Lucky and had to work overtime to keep finances afloat while he banged Maxi in their bed…no thanks, enough!

    And I don’t believe characters belong together….this is a soap opera she belongs with whomever they write her to be with…definitely not with a man who abandoned her and his kids..if he comes back she needs to kick to the curb STAT.

    Its Niz for the win!

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  52. MissyLady says:

    Niz was icky.

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  53. Tammy says:

    If they write a good story, I am all in with Niz. I have liked all Liz’s pairings and I like all the characters

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  54. sonya cotto diaz says:

    I COULDNT STAND LIZ AND NICK TOGETHER THEN AND I STILL FEEL THE SAME, SHE’S TURNED INTO A WHINY BITCH AND SHE’S BECOME BORING, SHE NEEDS A NEW MAN OR BRING LUCKY BACK, I LIKE NICK AND BRITT TOGETHER, HE’S GOOD FOR HER AND I LIKE HER BECAUSE SHE’S FLAWED BUT ALSO VULNERABLE AND I LIKE THIER CHEMISTRY, NICK AND LIZ WERE ALREADY DONE LEAVE IT BEHIND

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  55. Lia says:

    I want Nikolas to remain with Britt. They’re building something that can be solid if the effort is truly made. I love their scenes with spencer and Ben, and that close family feeling is what h need. Just because Lucky isn’t around doesn’t mean I have forgotten what Nikolas and Liz did to him. She needs to move on, and Nikolas needs to honor the woman he just ask to be his wife. Niz is still disgusting imo.

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  56. calie says:

    AJ was a mistake for Elizabeth, Nik is a mistake for Elizabeth – he is better with Britt. I think it is time for Patrick and Elizabeth to lean on each other – even though Sabrina is having Patrick’s baby and even though Robin is the love of his life…it is just time

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  57. angeleyes74 says:

    Really want Liz & Nick together…they need to be the next super couple!! It’s time!!

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  58. la5472 says:

    I’ve been watching GH since the 70′s and I think the chemistry between Nikolas and Elizabeth is amazing. They are what soap operas are all about. I think if the story is done well, then the old history and bad opinions everyone had about the pairing will disappear. If you ask me it’s the smartest move GH has made in a long time. I’m a Niz fan all the way, always have been. I just hope they hold true to the story and the love Nik has for her and do it right.

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  59. bklyngirl says:

    Niz can have each other. I want Britt and Ric.

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  60. epkyres says:

    Nik and brit should continue to be together, fine someone else for Elizabeth, don’t have her holding on to lucky brother.

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  61. jessica says:

    I want nik and brit together. Im so tired of the nik and liz drama.

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  62. Shannon says:

    Sooooo tired of Nick and Elizabeth …
    Been there done that
    boring
    Really like Nick and Britt together
    enjoyed watching them very much leaves us wanting more

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  63. Ang says:

    I have always thought that since the glory days of Liz and Lucky (so beautifully done), there hasn’t been anything done to really give Liz a love story with someone that the fans could really get behind. The story line with Nickolas was not even close to what it could have been, nor was the relationship she had with Jason. (I for one always liked her with Jason much better than Sam – after all the character that Jason played would never have forgiven Sam for the things she did to Liz. I found that whole story line so preposterous that I would fast forward thru the Jason & Sam scenes. Now there is a chance for a true love story between Liz and Nik. Fans of Liz (and Nik) deserve this. Please don’t disappoint us.

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  64. Danielle says:

    Years ago I was rooting for Liz and Jason to be together. I thought they had amazing chemistry! I was so disappointed when GH split them up. So from then on, I quit watching General Hospital. Then when I heard Steve Burton was leaving the show, I thought General Hospital was doomed. Out of the blue I started watching episodes here and there. Then I started watching old you tube videos to catch up on my girl, Liz, and what story lines she had in the last few years. I absolutely fell in love with Elizabeth and Nikolas as a couple. I never thought they could have such strong chemistry, but was surprisingly blown away! I have been so excited to read that their relationship could happen once and for all. These characters have worked hard to show the audience their true love for each other. It is TIME to finally get this couple together and let them be happy. That is what the fans want and need right now! Please make this happen.

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  65. MARY says:

    I am still waiting to see Liz and Nikolas back together on GH. What I don’t understand is why it is taking so long to put them together. Britt can go find someone else .
    I hope that they do not allow Britt and her mother to break up or come between Liz and Nikolas with all there scheming. I hear that they are both scheming again to get Britt and Nik back together. I hear from my sister as she still watches the show. I quit watching it when they broke up Liz and Nikolas and before that when they broke up Liz and Jason. SO until I hear from sis that Nikolas and Liz are finally back together ,I will not be watching the show again. Sad really that the writers can’t seem to leave couples together and sad that they are always breaking the best couples up on GH.

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