Spencer Cassadine is headed home
Nicholas Bechtel has been cast in the role of Spencer Stefan Nikolosovich Cassadine, the son of Nikolas Cassadine’s and Courtney Matthews when his character returns to town from Italy with his grandmother, Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander), on Thursday May 16th.
Spencer was born in February 2006. He was originally believed to be the son of Jasper “Jax” Jacks, who had switched paternity tests to make Courtney think he was the father. Right after his birth, Jax tells Courtney that Nikolas is the biological father, but Courtney dies before she can tell Nikolas. Jax decides to keep the secret and raise the baby as his own. Courtney had picked the named John Michael Jacks (in honor of both their fathers). Robin Scorpio learns the truth and announces it at the baby’s christening. Nikolas renames the baby Spencer Cassadine, in honor of his half-siblings Lucky and Lulu Spencer and to demonstrate the conclusion of the Cassadine/Spencer feud. Spencer’s great-grandmother, Helena Cassadine, hires Colleen McHenry as the baby’s nanny. Colleen soon develops an unrequited crush on Nikolas, growing desperate for the two of them and Spencer to become a family. Colleen kidnaps Spencer, and Helena kidnaps him from Colleen. Nikolas and Emily Quartermaine go to Moscow and rescue him. Spencer is often left in the care of Nikolas’s staff and friends comment on his lack of parenting. In June 2011, Spencer moves to Zürich, Switzerland with his father. In December, Lulu mentions that Nikolas is in Greece. In March 2013, Laura mentions that Spencer is in Italy with his great-grandmother, Lesley.