General Hospital Spoilers and Recap Tuesday, December 17 – Charlotte Identifies Nik As Her Bodyguard; Franco Is Back The Portrait Burns

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General Hospital’s Laura Webber (Genie Frances) wins Helena Cassadine’s (Constance Towers) portrait. The portrait bursts into flames as the gallery watches. Everyone is shocked to see this. Ava claims the artist arranged for this to happen, one last laugh. Jasper Jax (Ingo Rademacher) says no one is laughing.

Laura says almost no one and looks at Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart). Ava wanted to make Valentin pay almost a half-million dollars for his own garbage. Valentin didn’t want the painting, he didn’t want Jax to have it either. Valentin says the painting and all its secrets are gone. Valentin says the portrait was a curse. Valentin and Nina invite everyone to their wedding. Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) accuses Ava Jerome (Maura West) of getting rid of the portrait for Valentin. Ava refuses to give Curtis any information. Nik arrives, Ava knew Nik would show up.

GH Spoilers: Charlotte Cassadine Jumps In The Water

General Hospital’s Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez) jumps into the water to prove that she has a bodyguard. Dustin Phillips (Mark Lawson) tells Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) to call 911 and jumps in to save Charlotte. Rocco Falconeri (O’Neill Monohan) asks if Charlotte is going to be ok. Lulu tries to reassure Rocco. Valentin arrives at the hospital and checks on Charlotte. Rocco says it’s his fault that Charlotte jumped in because he didn’t believe she had a bodyguard. Rocco explains that Charlotte jumped into the water to get her bodyguard to save her. Rocco thanks Dustin for saving Charlotte.

Laura tells Lulu that Charlotte gave her this story as well. Dustin and Nina try to keep the peace between Lulu and Valentin. Charlotte asks to speak to Laura. Valentin goes in and Charlotte asks Laura to stay. Valentin asks Charlotte what she was doing. Charlotte doesn’t know why her bodyguard didn’t save her. Jax arrives to check on Charlotte and asks why Nina stopped him from bidding on the portrait. Nina stops Valentin and Lulu’s arguing again. Valentin is going to the judge over this. Valentin is filing for full custody. Charlotte tells Laura she really thought her bodyguard would save her. Charlotte says Lulu has a picture of her bodyguard on the phone. Charlotte shows Laura a picture of Nik.

General Hospital Spoilers: Anna Devane Tells Hamilton Finn Jason Morgan’s Suspicions

General Hospital’s Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) arrives to check on Peter August (Wes Ramsey). Finn tells Peter that Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) is proud of him. Peter tells Finn to stop. Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery) lets everyone know that Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth) is awake.

Peter wants to give Lulu Franco’s story. Finn says Charlotte just got brought into the hospital and suggests someone else. Finn joins Anna and gives her an update on Charlotte. Anna tells Finn about Jason Morgan’s (Steve Burton) accusations. Finn wonders why Peter would kill his henchman. Peter leaves to go home.

GH Spoilers: Franco Baldwin Wakes Up

General Hospital’s Franco wakes up and says Elizabeth Baldwin’s (Rebecca Herbst) name. Liz tells Franco that she and Cameron Webber (William Lipton) are both there with him. Franco asks Cameron if he’s ok, he says yes. Cameron tells Franco he wouldn’t ask that unless he remembered. Franco says yes he remembers and asks if they hurt Cameron. Cameron tells Franco he’s fine. Liz hugs Franco and says you are you. Franco asks who else he would be. Franco wants to know what happened.

Andre arrives and tells Franco to let things come naturally. Franco asks if the cafeteria is still open. Cameron tells Franco he was wrong, Franco agrees. Franco asks where the other kids are. Liz says the boys are with her grandmother. Franco still wants answers but Liz tells him they will come in time. Franco thanks them for not giving up on him. Cameron leaves Liz and Franco alone. Franco asks if there is anyone else he needs to thank.

Franco vows to make this up to Liz. Cameron sends Peter in to speak to Franco. Franco thanks Peter for saving his life. Franco tells Peter he will do anything to repay him. Liz can’t believe how much she has missed Franco. Liz and Franco kiss. Liz tells Franco they have a lot to talk about but she’s glad he’s back. Franco says he’s a little offended. Franco tells Liz that he told Cameron to tell her he would be back.

General Hospital Spoilers: Jax Jacks Is Done With Nik Cassadine

General Hospital’s Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) screams no as the portrait burns. Trina Robinson (Sydney McKayla) goes into the office to put paperwork in the safe. Trina sees Nik, who is threatening Ava, behind the gate and asks why he is there. Nik claims to be an art collector. Trina threatens to call the cops, Nik leaves. Jax later meets Nik and tells him he’s relieved the portrait is gone and any chance of changing the will.

Jax wants Nik to let everyone know he’s alive. Jax plans to go after Valentin on his own. Curtis finds Trina and asks her questions about tonight. Trina asks to see Curtis’ badge. Trina works for Ava and tells Curtis to ask her what happened. Curtis attacks Ava’s character. Trina gets a text and leaves.

As always, more detailed spoilers and a full collection of pictures for the week in question will appear here on Soap Opera Spy, when there could be more clues and hints over exactly what’s going on.
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