The image still haunts us: Nikolas’ mangled, bloody body lying on the rocks outside Wyndemere, on “General Hospital.”
Sure, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) has done a 180 of late, turning from the one ethical Cassadine to a Dark Prince with few scruples. But, we know that good guy who fell in love with Emily and bonded with his half-brother, Lucky, despite their family drama, still lingers inside.
When his body disappeared from the coast of Spoon Island, most of his loved ones will assume the obvious–that he’s dead.
This includes reluctant wife, Hayden (Rebecca Budig).
“She is distraught,” Budig told the June 6 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “I think that despite their problems, she loves him, and they had something real together.”
She also panics when she fears the police swarming Wyndemere might discover the diamonds Nikolas stole from her, the one thing she salvaged from the wreckage her Ponzi-scheming father made of her life.
Jason’s (Billy Miller) presence right where Nikolas seemingly fell from the window will make him a prime suspect in the prince’s disappearance, understandably troubling Sam (Kelly Monaco). “Are they worried this could spell legal trouble for Jason? Absolutely,” said GH head writers Jean Passanante and Shelly Altaman said.
Nik’s mother, Laura (Genie Francis), is of course a mess over this whole mess, but becomes further concerned when Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel) doesn’t at all seem bothered by this turn of events.
Then there’s Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), who’s counted on close friend Nikolas for years.
“Elizabeth is devastated,” Passanante and Altman said in Digest. She sees this latest turn of events as having Hayden’s name all over it, and she plans to do something about it.
The head writers say there’s an unexpected twist ahead in this mega-drama, and we think it has something to do with a not-so-dead person (or two).
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