On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Nick Stabile (Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dawson’s Creek, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) made his on-screen debut as Nikolas Cassadine.
As fans of the daytime drama series know, Stabile was brought in as a temporary replacement for Daytime Emmy winner Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) who has left the series for a bit for personal reasons.
Stabile takes over at a key point in Nikolas’ disappearance storyline, where it was revealed that Nik, and none other than Ava Jerome (Maura West), where on the same flight out heading to London, but have now appeared to be kidnapped by Huxley played by the ATWT alum trent Dawson, who also debuted this week on the sudser. This sets the stage for more scenes between Stabile, West, and Dawson.
Meanwhile, viewers learned that Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) has been in on his father’s “death” all along after he places a phone call to Nikolas where he says: “Trust me, I’ve got your back father. I should win an Emmy for this, no an Oscar! Call me back.” Only after he receives the call, Nikolas has no cell reception in the place where Huxley has taken the dark prince and Ava. We come to find out by the end of the episode it’s not Nikolas who Huxley has a major interest in, but Ava Jerome!
So, what were your first impressions of Stabile as Nikolas? What have you thought about how Maura West’s Ava Jerome is mixed in to the story? Did you guess all along that Spencer was in on his father’s plot to some extent? Have you enjoyed seeing Trent Dawson as Huxley? What on earth does Huxley want with Ava? Share your thoughts on all of these questions in the comment section below!