Nikolas thought he finally had the Esme situation under control, but on the Monday, Nov. 14 episode of "General Hospital," he will have to think fast to cover up his lies.

In the promo video of the ABC soap opera, Ava (Maura West) wants to discuss a particular matter that cannot wait. "GH" spoilers reveal Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) has to think on his feet.

After learning that Esme (Avery Kristen Pohl) is back in town, Ava is worried the young woman will go to the police and have her arrested.

Viewers are aware that Ava and Esme were in the midst of a struggle when Esme fell off the parapet at Wyndemere Castle. Instead of calling the police to report the incident, Ava and Nikolas convince everyone that Esme left town.

Although she has since returned, Nikolas secretly locked Esme away in an isolated wing of the castle after learning she was pregnant with his child.

It appears Ava will go to Nikolas with her concerns about Esme's return. Nikolas will have to think fast to calm her nerves, but will he convince Ava that Esme is no longer a threat?

Elsewhere in the ABC promo video, Carly (Laura Wright) tells Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) she needs to make time to talk. "General Hospital" spoilers reveal Carly seeks an explanation from Liz.

Carly will want answers about Josslyn's (Eden McCoy) unusual behavior and will suspect Cameron (William Lipton) may be the cause.

However, Elizabeth will be more interested in heading to Wyndemere to talk to Nikolas about her encounter with Esme and won't want to talk to Carly about their children's relationship.

Viewers are aware that Josslyn's latest behavior is actually a result of her secretly helping Dex (Evan Hofer) after he was shot. Will Carly get answers from Elizabeth, or will she be forced to visit Josslyn to get the truth?

Other "GH" spoilers tease Curtis (Donnell Turner) gets big news, Portia (Brook Kerr) is relieved, and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) counsels Finn (Michael Easton).

"General Hospital" air on weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Ava (Maura West) doesn’t believe her marriage with Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) can be saved on “General Hospital.” The actors are pictured in a scene from a previous episode. ABC/Frank Micelotta