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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Is Heartbroken As Robin Informs Her She Is Leaving Port Charles!

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Robin finally told her mother, Anna that she is leaving Port Charles.  And that set the stage for the final goodbye scene … for now … between the remarkable on-screen mother/daughter duo played by Finola Hughes  (Anna) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin).

And while many in the audience are having a difficult time swallowing Robin’s exit storyline with good reason, Anna asked the questions anyone would have about Robin’s decision to depart her home, especially since she just got back after two years of being tortured:  “What about Emma, Patrick, and me?” asked Anna.  Robin stands by her decision.  She asks her mother to trust her that this is something she just has to do.

However, that being said, we couldn’t help but marvel at the beautiful performance by Finola Hughes, whose sadness and heartbreak registered throughout Anna’s face, body, and soul.  She once again had to say goodbye to Robin.  And once again to drive home the emotional throughline of the situation, Robin tells Anna she always finds her way back to her. Cue the always classic and moving clip of little Robin running into the arms of Anna, after her kidnapping as a child.

So, what do you think of the scene and the performances by Finola Hughes and Kimberly McCullough?  Did you reach for the hankies?  Or, were you just so mad at the story that you couldn’t go there?  After the jump, watch a clip of the final moments of the scene between Robin and Anna. Then, share your thoughts below!

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Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

they were both great as usual. I love them both.

Nananes
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Nananes

It was everything you would expect from these actresses…the fact that they have actually been connected by story all these years made this good-bye even more poignant.

irene
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irene

I think they should have killed her off. Let Patrick move on. He had good story and then they bring back her. Long time fans are more invested in her than I am.

su0000
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su0000

Robin was killed off, first time around..
KMc wanted to be killed off, she had no intentions of returning..
RC stupidly kept her alive when her fans became upset that poor Robin was killed (even tho she wanted it..
So– this time around Robin should have been killed off not be be brought brought back, ever again..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I think Carlivati/Valentini decided–wisely–that there had been enough killing off of legacy characters and that Robin was worth saving. And I say that even though I think the storyline contrivances have just been awful; I hated the dragged-out Robin-in-captivity storyline, and I think this exit story is incredibly dumb and lacks believability. But I’m still glad we didn’t lose yet another character with ties and history.

pat
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pat

why u so cold. we understand u do not like robin. ok we get it. I not good to kill them off anymore. So not when they will return

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I still think Robin shouldve left for another country to help solve and cure a mysterious illness that has sicken thousands including Robert Scorpio…it would have made a little more sense imo, and lot more acceptable to Patrick and Anna…lets also not forget Robins parents werent always around for her when she was a child!

clh
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clh

I agree. The idea that Robin is leaving her daughter to grow up without her mother so her mobster friend’s son doesn’t have to grow up without a father that he would be watching kill people for a living and get shot at daily is ridiculous.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I have to agree that just about any storyline that involved Robert in some kind of peril, with Robin making the agonizing sacrifice to leave to try to save him, would have been so much more believable than Robin leaving to “save” Jason. And it’s such a natural follow-on from the fact that Tristan Rogers is on another show and unavailable. But I guess it would also have left Patrick in limbo again, which is a problem if you’re trying to keep him in some kind of viable storyline. You can’t divorce your wife who has gone off to save… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I hope they leave the status of Patrick and Robin’s marriage up the in air for the time being….first for the sake of the family, but also so that Dr. Drake remains officially unavailable in the near future to you-know-who…thus she will rate no more than a former mistress with a baby on the way.

Chantal
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Chantal

Finola Hughes’ performance is always superb in emotional scenes. But, I just don’t buy Robin’s reasons. It is out of character and she would not leave Emma even for Jason after being away for so long.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

The powers that be had to do what they had to do. Kimberly choose to leave, because she has other career goals to conquer. If they killed Robin off again, we would have been upset. If they had Patrick choose Sabrina, we wouldn’t have liked that. So, they chose something that is totally Robin. To sacrifice her happiness for someone she loves. I wish much success to Kimberly and hope to see her on GH again in the future.

janet
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janet

Robins parents always left to save the world. Not a killer for hire borg,already dead above the eyes. FrankenRon ,will NOT make me hate Kim for leaving only them . She bent over backwards to do what they asked and they sent her to bring back to life three degenerates. killers and complete nuts. Finola and Kim are two actresses who showed what soaps can do if they would actually watch. What do they give us, mobs and molls and stories that make you shake your head at the stupidity of it.I haven’t watched this mess in a while. The… Read more »

babs
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babs

Wonderful acting. STUPID story.

denisefan
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denisefan

ditto!

Harry
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Harry

Word

heidi
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heidi

I loved it!!! It was perfect!!! Finola is a master of emotions with such a quiet and elegant way about her!!! They were both smashing and I would like to have had it been more time… maybe not at GH… but I guess that was fitting!

Well done by all!!! Thanks Michael… and yes the hankies were out!!!

Absolutely love GH!!!

Vickg4767
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Vickg4767

The actresses are simply fabulous!! They make the best out of a terrible storyline and Jason Thompson is no slouch himself!! Kudos to Kim, Finola., and Jason for making this all work to the best of their abilities!! It’s their talents that keep me watching! I can’t think of a more talented daytime cast!

west virgina fan
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west virgina fan

wow

Rose
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Rose

Finola was perfect, she gets me every time. But at the same time did anyone else feel like Anna telling Robin not to leave was a bit hypocritical? I’ve only been watching the past few years so I don’t have all the history. But from what I understand wasn’t Anna not around when Robin was growing up, that’s why she is so close to Mac right…? So I did like that they had Anna support her in the end.

Lisa
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Lisa

With these 2 people its always very real. So very good. The scene should have been much longer. A chance to build, they both deserved more, so good….the flashback its become a bit over-used.

Jeff
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Jeff

Kimberly’s return to the show was stunt casting. Unfortunately Ron Carlivati has no idea how to write characters in the long-term, and this is what we get. He would introduce characters on OLTL, have zero idea where to go with them, then the characters would get axed. Sure, the ratings have gone up, but by this time next year or 18 months, they’ll be talking cancelation rumors again. Ron has dropped more balls on storylines than Captain Kangaroo dropped ping-pong balls.

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Very natural and wonderfully acted! These ladies deserve Emmy gold! Can’t wait for Kimberly to return again!

Trish Raley
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Trish Raley

Of Course It Was Awesome From These To Actresses I Expect Nothing Less !!! Im I Happy With GH Absolutely Notttttttt!!!

Kathy
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Kathy

I so love Anna and her beloved daughter Robin, and if anyone should understand the ‘angst ‘ Robin is going through in leaving her daughter to save a beloved friend it would be her mom… the scenes between Anna and her daughter were right on.. it is an emotional time and a time that even if we disagree…. we are happy that soon they will be together again. Sigh…

Michael
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Michael

It’s time to give Finola another Emmy!

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

The two of them are unbelievable. They are sheer dynamite. You get a real sense of their love for each other…

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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