Esme thought she could manipulate Spencer enough to save their relationship, but on the Monday, May 16, episode of “General Hospital,” she will be forced to turn her attention to Nikolas.

In the promo video for the ABC soap opera, Esme (Avery Kristen Pohl) tells Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) she has a giant surprise for him. “GH” spoilers reveal that after a disappointing encounter with Spencer, Esme manipulates Nikolas (Marcus Coloma).

After telling her father about her problems with Spencer, Esme was informed that her boyfriend is on to her scheme and attempting to expose her. It appears Esme will try to get closer to Spencer, but he will reject her advances.

The snub will make her focus on her original plan to break up Ava (Maura West) and Nikolas’ marriage. Although Nikolas doesn’t fully trust Esme, he has been confiding in her about his marital issues.

Will Esme’s crumbling relationship with Spencer motivate her to successfully execute her plan to ruin Ava’s marriage?

Elsewhere in the ABC promo video, Ava tells Trina (Tabyana Ali) that dealing with Nikolas is her job and not Trina’s problem. “General Hospital” spoilers reveal Trina shares some disheartening news with Ava and Portia (Brook Kerr).

Before Trina chose to take her case to trial, she briefly considered taking a plea deal to avoid jail time. However, agreeing to plead guilty would have ruined her future.

As her trial looms, Trina has been worrying about everyone else’s well-being, but will her legal woes start to affect her personal life?

Other “GH” spoilers reveal the Quartermaines gather to see Leo (Easton Rocket Sweda) recite his poem, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Michael (Chad Duell) offer Ned (Wally Kurth) a position at ELQ/Aurora, Felicia (Kristina Wagner) calls out Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) about his intentions with Anna (Finola Hughes), and Stella (Vernee Watson) tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) the truth.

“General Hospital” airs on weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Esme (Avery Kristen Pohl) must remain a step ahead of everyone else to carry out her plan on “General Hospital.” ABC/Christopher Willard