‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Nina Coma Swap – Cynthia Watros Debut Date Revealed

General Hospital spoilers tease Nina Reeves suffers a mishap that leaves her in a coma and facilitates the swap from Michelle Stafford to Cynthia Watros. It seems she gets a new face after a long-awaited reveal sends Nina reeling – both literally and figuratively. Here’s a look at what an inside set source at GH says will happen soon on the ABC sudsfest.

General Hospital Spoilers: Farewell to Michelle Stafford as Nina Reeves

GH spoilers confirm that role originator Michelle Stafford exits as her contract ends next month. That allows the show to tape scenes with her as Nina Reeves to air through June – depending on when in May her contract expires. After that, Michelle Stafford will scoot over to Young and the Restless to reprise her former role as Phyllis Abbott. But, Nina has a lot to deal with between now and then.

Other General Hospital spoilers from official sources confirm Cynthia Watros doesn’t begin taping until June. There is no overlap in filming – and it sound like there could be a few weeks between the exit of one actress from behind the scenes and the other getting to work. So what happens with Nina Reeves and how will the gap in filming be explained? Here’s some hints.

GH Spoilers: Nina Daughter Truth Sends Her Reeling

The General Hospital spoilers clock is ticking on Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart). Their lie won’t stand forever. Although Valentin rooked Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and Peter August (Wes Ramsey) with a fake DNA test, he won’t win in the long run. All the signs point to Willow Tait (Katelynn MacMullen) being the real missing kid.

But all that aside, Sasha exposed as a fraud and Valentin as the inventor of the lie is key. So, the set source at the ABC soap says that Nina Reeves gets the truth and that sends her spiraling. It wrecks the dream of life with her daughter. It also means she has to dump Valentin again. Nina’s shock at this lie coming out cannot be underestimated. It will shake her to the core, hint GH spoilers.

General Hospital: Nina Reeves in Crash and Coma?

The GH spoilers surrounding the Stafford-Watros swap predict a serious accident. They don’t have to go the route of explaining plastic surgery. It’s so much classier to simply announce the new actor in the role. But with a car crash and coma, the soap certainly could go that route if they want. Sources say Nina Reeves learns Valentin’s a liar and Sasha is a fraud.

Then, General Hospital spoilers hint she takes off upset, drives erratically and winds up crashing and in a coma. When she wakes, it’ll be the Lost actress in the role. However, as these scenes have reportedly not filmed yet, things could change. This information is from a behind the scenes source and is the latest chatter from set. But it’s not written in stone as yet.

GH Spoilers: Nina Stunned By Sasha Lie

With the Sasha lie outed, Nina still has family to support her, remind General Hospital spoilers. She’s got her nephew baby James, sister-in-law Maxie, and Aunt Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati). Of course, when the ugly truth comes out, Nina Reeves may also find out Liesl knew all this time. That’s a wedge in the family. Only Maxie had Nina’s back in this while her fiancee, fake daughter, and aunt fibbed to her.

Valentin might get lucky and Nina’s car crash and coma could leave her an amnesiac. That’s a favorite of soap writers and would buy him some more time if she forgets the reveal of his scheme. However, let’s hope GH spoilers don’t go that route. It would be a much better kick start for Cynthia Watros as Nina Reeves if she gets to play scorned from the moment she wakes from her post-crash coma.

Then again, with time to adjust the scripts as Stafford’s end draws near, the ABC soap might go another way. But as of now, the chatter from the GH set is this order of events: daughter lie reveal, car crash, old Nina out, coma, new Nina wakes from the medical crisis. Don’t miss Michelle Stafford’s final days. Now, the stage is set to swap one Nina Reeves for another with the official July airdate debut of Cynthia Watros.

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