“Look what I pulled out of your pants, I do believe these are the family jewels.” That was the best line from Monday’s episode of General Hospital said via the character of Ava Jerome (Maura West) to Nikolas Cassadine (Nick Stabile).
It occurs after she pulls out from his pants, in the middle of a liplock, the pouch containing the diamonds he stole out from out from under Hayden (Rebecca Budig). How did it get to that point? Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) locked Ava and Nikolas in a room on Cassadine Island. While there, Ava finds an entry in a journal from Helena, which indicates that she knew her staff was slowly poisoning her to death upon orders of her grandson. A shocked Ava tells Nikolas: she didn’t know he had it in him to kill.
As the sexual tension heats up in the room between them with some rapid repartee,’ Ava says she understands trying to conceal one’s identity, disappear, hoping to get away with it, and the damage it can do to loved ones left behind. As viewers know, Ava failed when she tried (remember Denise DeMuccio?), but that part of the conversation brings Nikolas and Ava seemingly even closer. Next, Ava and Nikolas share a passionate kiss, and as things get hot and heavy that’s when Ava finds the pouch of diamonds on the dark prince, and Nikolas realizes that she may have been playing him all along.
While we all await the return of GH fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher to return as Nikolas, actor Nick Stabile has been holding down the fort in the middle of a red hot storyline. In the process, many viewers have commented on the on-screen chemistry between Stabile and West.
So, what do you think? Are Maura West and Nick Stabile red hot as Ava and Nikolas? Share your thoughts on the duo in the comment section below!