General Hospital spoilers report Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and Mason Gatlin (Nathanyael Grey) could end up being prime suspects in the case of Austin Gatlin Holt’s (Roger Howarth) murder. Unfortunately, they may not be the rightful suspects at all. Sure, they’ve been up to no good. Cyrus lied his way out of prison and continues to pretend he’s reformed and building a better life for himself all while holding Mason over a barrel and threatening to kill him.
Mason feels betrayed and burned by his allies, and is fearful of Cyrus. It’s possible the police may suspect Cyrus ordered Mason to kill Austin, but they could also theorize that he went rogue and killed his cousin for his own spiteful reasons. Cyrus had the motive since Austin dropped him and was ready to give his name over to the authorities. But there is one person in this equation who has apparently been forgotten, and he may be a more valid suspect than anyone.
General Hospital Spoilers — Nikolas Cassadine Isn’t Done With Port Charles
When Nikolas Cassadine (Adam Huss) left Pautauk, Austin didn’t think he would ever see him again. The Cassadine Price was determined to take off to Europe and escape all of the charges awaiting him back in Port Charles.
Austin may have been otherwise preoccupied — and rather thrilled to say goodbye to the fugitive he was harboring for six months — but he made a crucial error in assuming that guy was gone for good.
GH Spoilers Spill Austin Gatlin Holt Slept With Ava Jerome
The fans know Nikolas might have been furious with Ava the last time he saw her, but that doesn’t mean he’s not carrying a torch for his ex-wife after all this time.
Sure, she might’ve done him dirty by giving Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) all the ammunition he needed to go up against his father, and Nikolas may not have wanted anything to do with her anymore — but that doesn’t mean anyone else is allowed to have her either.
Finding out Austin was hooking up with Ava the whole time he was playing doctor with him might have been enough to push Nikolas over the edge.
General Hospital Spoilers — Cassadine Revenge
Still, this is about more than revenge on Austin. Nikolas wants revenge — and justice — against Ava.
His ex-wife may not have been trying to kill him, but her efforts to stop him from going after her child almost ended that way. Nikolas knows he can’t be seen out in the open in Port Charles or he’ll be arrested.
He can’t come forward and tell the police what she did or he’ll be locked up faster than he can utter her name.
But framing Ava for Austin’s murder would put her in quite the uncomfortable position where only telling the truth about how it all started with Cyrus and Mason would exonerate her from the crime.
Thus, she would have to confess to attempted murder to escape murder charges. Stay tuned for more GH news and spoilers to see which path Ava takes.