General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Chavez) wants nothing more than to scoop his baby brother, Ace Cassadine, up into his arms and cart him off far away from his mother, Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl). His ultimate plan is to make sure Esme loses custody of that baby while maintaining that no harm comes to him in the process.
Spencer isn’t strategizing very well though. In fact, he’s doing a pretty poor job at convincing Esme that he’s on her side when he can’t seem to refrain from taking potshots at her and reminding her that her choices aren’t in the best interest of her child — insisting he could do it better.
General Hospital Spoilers — Esme Trusts No One
Is Esme really all that uneasy about Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy), or is that just something she told Laura Collins (Genie Francis) to dupe her into thinking they were on the same page? It’s quite clear how Laura feels about Victor; Esme could figure it out even without having any memory of what happened in the past.
However, if she is unnerved by Victor, it’s going to be a tough sell for him to get her to trust him enough to rely on him. What’s worse: trusting Laura, or relying on Victor? In a perfect world, Esme wouldn’t need any of these people. Maybe she thinks she can get by on her own without their help, but the petty cash Laura left her won’t get her through the night in a city like Port Charles.
GH Spoilers Hint Uncle Victor Will Play a Pivotal Role
Esme isn’t going anywhere — yet. Victor intends to see to it that she’s not around for long though. He might be buttering his nephew up and acting like he’s about to come to his rescue, but Victor has other plans in store for the Cassadines — whom he wants to regain control over.
He may not know where Nikolas Cassadine (Adam Huss) is right now, but he imagines he can smoke him out should he gain custody of his child. Meanwhile, Spencer will think Victor is working on his behalf when he’s actually working against him and using Spencer for cover.
General Hospital Spoilers — Spencer is Double-Crossed
Ultimately, Spencer is going to pay a pretty steep price for having asked his sinister uncle to come on board and help him get Ace away from Esme. From where Victor sits, the easiest way to do that and make sure Esme stays out of the picture is to have her snuffed out entirely. When Esme is killed, custody won’t be such a big issue for Spencer.
But is he going to feel kosher about taking Esme’s son after she’s dead — because of him? When he laments to his uncle that he never asked him to kill Esme, Victor will remind Spencer he only came to him for help because he knew he would do “whatever it takes” to get the job done. The guilt that hangs over Spencer following Esme’s death is going to cause him to spiral and soon he won’t be any more fit to raise his baby brother than she was. Stay tuned for more General Hospital news and spoilers just ahead.