General Hospital spoilers leaked from an inside source and teased the future of Nelle Hayes (Chloe Lanier), Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) and Neil Byrne (Joe Flanigan). Plus, May sweeps find the tables turn for one significant GH couple. Plus, the COVID lockdown continues to shake up production for the ABC sudser.
#1 – Nelle Hayes & Nina Reeves Was a Rewrite – General Hospital Spoilers
A new leak from an on-set source hints Nelle Hayes was always meant to be Nina Reeves’ daughter on GH. Originally, Nelle was the plan, says the leaker. Then, when Chloe Lanier decided to leave, they re-wrote to make it Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen). However, Chloe agreed to come back, at least for a while. so they swapped back to Nelle on General Hospital. Still, most fans prefer Willow as Nina Reeves’ mystery child.
But, for now, all signs point to Nelle Hayes on GH. So, if the writers stick with Nelle, this could be the start of one epic redemption story. Of course, she’s done so many awful things. But, if Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth) can turn their lives around, so can Nelle, tease General Hospital spoilers. Wait to see what’s next as the writers stick to Nelle Hayes revealed as the secret daughter of Nina Reeves, per our source.
UPDATE: Nelle’s got the necklace – plot swapped back to her – necklace in the woods after she fell off the cliff – LEAK confirmed!
#2 – Male Character Death for May Sweeps – Neil Byrne May be Out on GH
Our source also says General Hospital may lose a male cast member soon. The leaker says it could be Neil Byrne. And, if this is true, Julian Jerome (William deVry) may get the blame because of their nasty confrontation recently. However, it could be the mob war that does him in on GH. Clearly, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) has no limits and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
So, Neil may find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and wind up collateral damage, tease soap opera spoilers. If Neil dies, like the leaker says, that clears a path for Julexis on General Hospital. Of course, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) would be crushed. But, Julian will be there to help pick up the pieces. Clearly, he’s still protective of her, judging by how he attacked Neil Byrne. So, if Neil kicks the bucket, her ex-husband will be there to comfort her on GH.
UPDATE: Neil survived past May sweeps but Alexis sexed him to death on August 31! Leak confirmed.
#3 – May Sweeps Heats up Nik and Ava
General Hospital recaps recall Ava Jerome (Maura West) and Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) are in a business marriage. Plus, they both hold grudges against each other and are bent on revenge. However, they once had genuine feelings for each other still simmering under the surface on GH.
Now, our set insider hints everything changes for them come May sweeps. Additionally, the Cyrus storyline escalates on General Hospital. Plus, Michael Corinthos’ (Chad Duell) custody case may flip lives upside down. Also, there is sure to be far more Peter August (Wes Ramsey) drama soon on GH during sweeps.
UPDATE: They kissed but COVID wrecked this storyline – but there’s more to come
#4 – All General Hospital Actor Contracts Are Now on Hold – Soap Opera Spoilers
More info from behind the scenes at GH is that the studio put all actor contracts on hold because they don’t know when they’ll be back to shooting. Also, that means talks for two cast returns were suspended. Our reliable source said the soap was talking to a male fan-favorite for a short term return on General Hospital – as well as another older character.
Perhaps they planned to bring back Billy Miller as Drew Cain. No doubt, fans would cheer his return. Plus, it would shake things up in Port Charles. Or, the comeback player might be Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) to shock everyone on General Hospital. Clearly, dead never means dead on soaps — so anything is possible.
#5 – ABC Plans to Resume Shooting in August – General Hospital Episodes May Run Out
Chatter from behind the scenes at GH is that ABC tentatively plans to resume shooting in August. Even when the shelter-in-place order lifts, filming a soap is problematic because they cannot social distance and that will be a long-running requirement. So, if there are three more months in this hiatus, they could very well run out of episodes before then.
Of course, they may go from re-runs on Fridays to more reruns during the week to string out the new shows to last longer. And remember, these leaks are from a source on the General Hospital set who also tells us everything is up in the air right now. This break from filming has the powers that be looking at ratings and viewer feedback on storylines.
So, they may change direction on several plots, given this unique situation. Clearly, the quarantine hiatus could shake up everything at the sudser. For now, enjoy fresh new episodes to see if Neil Byrne survives — and if Nina Reeves finds out she’s Nelle Hayes’ mama on the ABC daytime drama.
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