General Hospital (GH) spoilers show that whoever Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) is, he’s absolutely crazy like a fox! This master manipulator has worked over many a damsel in Port Charles, but none like the lady who just agreed to be his wife.
Technically Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford) proposed to Valentin when she blurted out in an empty church, “let’s get married!” With his shifty grin and twinkling eyes, he may as well have shouted back, “ka-ching!”
Since landing in Port Charles, Valentin has pursued Nina like a sailor on leave. Initially they had a one-night stand before he disappeared from view and she forgot all about him. But when he turned up again like a bad penny he made a beeline for the notoriously nutty dame.
Why did the all-powerful Valentin single out the former (albeit hot) mental patient? If a wild new GH Spoiler is true, Nina definitely has something that Valentin needs, and it’s not her rag-mag, Crimson Lights.
Nina Clay inherited an obscene amount of money from her father, and Valentin could use an injection of liquidity right about now. Just as he’s about to engage in a lengthy custody battle for his daughter Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), Val figures that dear Nina serves two useful purposes.
First, having a wife makes the vampire-esque Val a more viable father-figure in the court’s eyes. And although Valentin has Cassadine capitol, by marrying Nina he wins his daughter and grows his fortune. Really, is there a mogul alive who doesn’t crave more money?
Plus, everyone knows that Valentin is hung up on reticent Anna (Finola Hughes), so poor clueless Nina is merely a means to an end. Once he has custody of his daughter Charlotte, Valentine will ramp up his evil plan to gaslight his lovely, but mentally unstable, new bride.
The next thing you know, Nina is back in Shadybrook Sanitarium, and Valentin is a rich daddy, single and ready to mingle! Initially Nina was a fun conquest for bad-boy Valentin, and he was content to love her and leave her. But when he returned to Port Charles he came with an agenda: to claim his daughter first, and Anna second.
With naïve Nina’s unwitting help, he’s on his “marry” way to gaining custody, and he’s on his merry way to making a money-is-no-object bid for Anna (and anything else he desires)! I wonder if he knows Tad the Cad; this rogue trick sounds like something the Pine Valley playboy would’ve cooked up back in the day!
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