There may not have been a dry eye in the house when on Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Nikolas Cassadine returned and gave a big hug to his mother Laura (Genie Francis) ! And, that ushered in the return of Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) for the 50th anniversary episodes of the ABC soap! Now just how the story will pick-up from here, we just have to wait till Monday’s episode. However, this week in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Tyler gives a very frank interview and discusses how Nikolas’ past affair with his brother Lucky’s (Jonathan Jackson) love of his life, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), all but destroyed his character for good!
Tyler revealed: “I tried so hard as an actor to unvilify Nikolas by playing that he has this incredible undying attraction, and love for Elizabeth rather than it just being, ‘I’m lonely, you’re hot. I’m not bad looking, let’s hook up.” Which was kind of how it started. And I didn’t want to do that to the character. The only way I could justify it was if it was love and that’s what I tried to play. But I wish Jonathan (Jackson) were back so we could repair the damage in the past.”
So soapers, did you feel Nikolas was all but ruined with the affair with Elizabeth, and that he would have never in a million years done that to his brother? Would you like to see GH’s current head writer, Ron Carlivati address the Nik/Liz relationship, and try to lure Jonathan Jackson back at some point to repair the “damage” as Tyler refers to it ? Let us know your thoughts!