What the… ?!? General Hospital’s Ava Just All But *Guaranteed* That Esme Will Get Everything She Wants — and None of What She Deserves
It may have been most un-Ava moment of all time.
And the winner is… Esme. Or so it would seem after the April 4 episode of General Hospital found the indomitable Ava throwing up her hands in defeat and walking out on her husband rather than remain under the same roof as the co-ed who once blew up her car.
On one hand, we get it. We wouldn’t want to bump into the young she-devil getting a midnight snack, either, especially considering her attacks on innocent Trina.
But on the other hand, why on earth would Ava leave? She has the home-court advantage over Esme, she has years’ more experience as a conniver, and remaining in the proximity of Nikolas and Spencer’s ears would give her opportunities aplenty to whisper into them the vixen’s every suspicious move.
Also, it is just so not Ava to concede defeat. She hadn’t even begun to fight to remain queen of the castle, so to speak. Yet there she was, issuing an ultimatum that didn’t yield the outcome that she wanted. That’s when the Ava that we know and adore would have come up with a Plan B on the spot, not turned tail and run.
What are viewers to make of the twist? If Nikolas and Spencer are so willing, even eager, to be played by Esme, who will stop her? If not Ava, who? We fear that what it means is that the hellion is destined to reap the rewards of her malicious scheming rather than suffer the consequences. What do you think?
Check out the below photo gallery that reveals Who’s Who in the Cassadine family.
<p>It was a good thing that Helena Cassadine looked fantastic in red. The mad, mad matriarch of the family needed all the help that she could get to camouflage the blood splatter that seemed to follow wherever she went.</p>
<p>Helena never much cared for her and husband Mikkos’ son, Stefan (Stephen Nichols, now back on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> as Steve). Not only did he have an irritating fondness for Laura Spencer, he suffered from intolerable flashes of conscience.</p>
<p>Weirdly, Helena didn’t mind nearly as much that her golden boy Stavros was also fixated on Laura… and then her daughter, Lulu. What can we say? The psycho had a type.</p>
<p>For years, Helena hoped to lure grandson Nikolas over to the dark side. But the best she could do was convince him to visit it now and then; he was more at home in shades of gray.</p>
<p>If anyone but Ava Jerome had married into the Cassadine clan, we’d be worried about them. But the femme fatale to whom Nikolas is hitched has had flings with not one but two serial killers; she’ll be fine.</p>
<p>Like Nikolas, Spencer was born into untold wealth… and a lifetime of therapy. Might as well put Kevin Collins on speed-dial now, kid.</p>
<p>Seeing as Spencer’s mother Courtney died awfully young — and unlike so many of her Port Charles peers, <em>stayed</em> dead — the boy learned early on to…</p>
<p>In fact, Courtney’s half brother, halo-clad mafioso Sonny Corinthos, is probably Spencer’s closest confidant. So maybe we should mention that no, Spencer, it is <em>not</em> OK to ask a girl out by saying you’re going to make her an offer she can’t refuse.</p>
<p>Remember us mentioning how little Helena liked son Stefan? Well, she liked daughter Irina even less — as proven when she had her murdered in cold blood. Doesn’t anybody just disinherit their kids anymore?</p>
<p>We were told for ages that Valentin was the scariest of all possible Cassadines; he even sent a chill down Helena’s spine. (Hard to detect, as frosty as she was.) But the more we got to know Nikolas’ “killer,” the more we realized that he was just a hopeless romantic whose hobbies included the occasional kidnapping.</p>
<p>Through a sequence of events so complicated, it made splitting an atom seem like child’s play, Valentin wound up the father of Charlotte — the little girl that Stavros had wanted Lulu to give him.</p>
<p>Valentin thought that he’d added a new branch to the family tree with his and Brook Lynn Quartermaine’s daughter, Bailey. One problem: She wasn’t his daughter. One other problem: She wasn’t even Brook Lynn’s daughter.</p>
<p>To Valentin’s horror, he learned in 2021 that his father is <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Mr. Sheffield from <em>The Nanny</em></span> Mikkos’ dastardly brother, Victor.</p>
<p>As Cassadines go, the best of the best is Alexis Davis. Mikkos’ illegitimate daughter is as troubled as hell, sure. But she’s also the Cassadine least likely to stab you with a letter opener.</p>
<p>Alexis added to the family album daughter Sam McCall, who in turn had two kids of her own, Danny and Scout. Factoring in SORAS (Soap-Opera Rapid-Aging Syndrome), they should be starting to have children of their own in three, two…</p>
<p>Alexis’ fling with Port Charles’ dimpled don Sonny resulted in the birth of daughter Kristina — and some inordinately lovely selfies. Why do <em>ours</em> never look like this?</p>
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