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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Patrick and Robin Remarry & Leave Port Charles! What Did You Think Of The Episode?

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It was a very emotional day for not only the fictional characters of the Scorpio-Drake family and their beloved friends, but also for the actors who were watching viewers reactions unfold on social media, while also sharing some heartfelt behind-the-scenes photos from the taping of their final episode together.  Of course, we are talking about Jason Thompson (Patrick) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin), who off and on for ten years created screen magic together as one of the most memorable couples in soap history, Patrick and Robin.

Now on to their grand finale on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital.  As they prepare to start life anew in California, Patrick and Robin at the urging of their daughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) get remarried in Port Charles in front of their family and friends.  This tearjerker unfolded and provided Scrubs fans with plenty of hankie-filled moments.   Chief among them was the wedding.  As Mac (John J. York) presided over the ceremony, Patrick and Robin renewed their vows, but not before each of them said their own vows to Emma.  Patrick vowing to make sure Emma’s life in California is just as special as it was in Port Charles, and Robin vowing to never leave Emma’s side ever again.   Moment by moment throughout the episode it became harder to distinguish where the story was unfolding and the real-life goodbyes were happening, because this was indeed Thompson’s last scenes.

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After the nuptials, Carly (Laura Wright) finally thanked Robin for bringing Jason Morgan home!  A storypoint that needed to be addressed, because as you recall, Carly and Robin got into a major spat at the hospital shortly before Robin up and left her family to find Jason.  Best friends Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)  and Patrick shared an emotional and heartfelt goodbye.  Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) and Robin also shared some special moments before the ceremony and after.   We also noted the moment where the old Billy Abbott ( Miller) wished the new Y&R Billy Abbott (Thompson) well in a scene between Jason and Patrick.

In a touching moment, Sonny (Maurice Benard) thanked Patrick for all of his support and help in getting him this far in his recovery.  Since Sonny’s legs started to move, Patrick told Sonny this is all very encouraging, and he is left in the care of wonderful doctors who will oversee his case.

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In a another heart-tugger, Anna (Finola Hughes) gives Emma an airline ticket.  She tells her granddaughter she can come to visit anytime she wants.   Later, when it’s time to say goodbye, we noticed a very special hug between longtime scene partners, Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson as Anna and Patrick said farewell.  Of course, there was also the scene where Anna and Robin said another heartfelt and heartbreaking goodbye – the best mother/daughter on-screen duo on the planet.  Mac also gives his love to Robin as well in another heart-tugger as does her father, Robert (Tristan Rogers), who also tells Patrick to look after his daughter.

In one final moment as she looks around at the Drake home, Robin flashes back and remembers moments of her life with Patrick in a montage.

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Finally, the time has come.  Anna tells Patrick and Robin they better leave if they plan on catching their plane.  In this bittersweet moment, they say their final goodbyes and walk out the front door with Emma between them … off to their new life and to their new adventures together as one united family.   They get their happy ending.

Watch the Scrubs montage that aired on yesterday’s episode below.  Then let us know:  What did you think of the episode?  Did you reach for the hankies?  Which moment got to you the most?   Share your sentiments in the comment section below – one last time for the love story of Patrick and Robin.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The show needs another doctor…bring back Steve Webber even if recast…don’t pair him back with Olivia…have him paired with Sam…this way Liz and Jason who should be paired can invite Steve over for dinner and he can bring Sam as his supprise date!!!!…lol

Patrick
Patrick

boy are they milking “Jason” and the women in his life for every thing….(Carly, Sam, Liz)

on the latest SOD issue on the newsstands

front cover… 2016 storylines

Pic of Jason and Sam : “Starting Over”

??? ” I ” don’t care… I’m just wondering how long we have to “ugh” through this till Jason sees the light and returns to Liz

so… no surprise to any one who’s watching

it’s the Carly and Sonny ; Jason and Sam SHOW

story potential !!!!!

1. Nicholas and Hayden ! GH! for the love of serial ! give this couple some POWER… they are far and away the best couple on this show!

2. Nina / Maxie / Dylan : Crimson intrigue… MICHELLE STAFFORD IS ON! this actress is finally up to snuff… up to par… on how loved her acting REELS.
LOL… Nina and Franco have consummated their LOVE

3. Franco and Liz ! ally join forces espionage… against all their enemies ! let it be … new layers of how much fun this could be

4. CARLOS is still alive wanted and “loved” > LOL… Finola Hughes is a rock… Finola Hughes is a gem… Finola Hughes is a one woman show… I realize Anna MUST exact revenge for Duke… but at the expense of Carlos ??? god… these two actors must love working together ! it’s just a danged shame! every one else in the danged cast is exonerated except my beloved Carlos! he just brings so much to the show and elevates right along with the cast.

well… I guess that answers who on GH I miss most… Carlos
on DAYS of our Lives : Kassie DePaiva’ Eve.

anyways… outside of overlooking all else on the cast… “ugh” Carly ? Sonny ? Jason? Sam ?

“ugh”

Harry
Harry

BLEH! I mean, BLEH! Patrick!!! I think Nina and Franco are about as appetizing as liver and onions.
Of course, maybe some have a hankering for liver and onions but that segment of our population is very few and very far between.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry,
Many people loooove liver and onions; with salt and pepper? Deliiiish! Try stir-frying Italian peppers and a red one as a splash of color….hmm, hmm, good! HaHa!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Noah Drake should of been there too

MR
MR

Noah is at the hospital where Jason and Robin will be working. He pretty much got them their jobs.

MR
MR

I meant Patrick and Robin. Got the actor’s name confused with the character.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@MR
Too funny…I like that.

AJQ
AJQ

What struck me the most is that more legacy characters have been ushered off canvas, another core/historical family gone.

I understand KMC isn’t a full time working actress, but JT left because he was underutilized, Mac & Felicia are basically not on the show anymore and I doubt there are big long term plans for Robert.

So when I see Frank & Varni giddy over the exit of these characters, it turns my stomach.

Why aren’t Mac & Felica on GH? Two iconic figures on the show and on soaps.
John J York has built something on GH, he is a super actor and a damn handsome man. And Kristina Wagner? Felicia Jones Scorpio? Are you kidding me? And how absolutely gorgeous is this woman? Honestly, how gorgeous?

But there’s no room for them, to take their rightful place as patriarch and matriarch? We don’t have these two icons on GH but we have Julian running around in a turtleneck and Serial Killer Franco sexing up a woman with the mind of a child? This is how you attract General Hospital fans? And yes, that was General Hospital fans. Unbelieveable.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

They dont even show Scott and Lucy…i dont know what happened to Ric???

Liam
Liam

ITA…WTF GH

Melissa
Melissa

Could not agree with you more on all levels, AJQ. Thank you for your comment.

Tristan
Tristan

You realize now, of course, that the ONLY two families left on GH are the dark, immoral mob families: the Jerome/Davis clan and the Corinthos clan. When the Scorpio-Drakes left, they took with them what is left of GH’s light and moral center. They cannot be replaced. And won’t be. A big gaping hole is left in the show’s fabric: the hole where its heart used to be.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

They need to shore up the Quartermaine family and bring back Lucky and, now that Genie Francis is under contract (at long last and long overdue!!!), let the Spencer family be front and center–(if they can redeem Nikolas)–and, for heaven’s sake, let Laura be the titular head–and moral center–of the show.
And——how about some levity in the program? We’re overdue for some humor, aren’t we? That could easily be accomplished by giving Laura a passionate love story and love interest. (I’m still lobbying for James Read–who was so great as a baddie on Days–to come into Port Charles as a “mystery man” attracted to Genie Francis’s character Laura.) And TPTB could certainly bring in some of Laura’s “long lost” relatives to shore up storylines. And where is Epiphany’s other family members? A black family could certainly balance out the show. And she Endless possibilities–especially if they remove Julian, Franco, etc.
And Mac is so fine–let him and Anna have that detective agency–John J. York is such a warm, relatable character. Or give Police Commissioner job back to Anna and hire Mac, etc.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Yep. Today’s show was so blah compared to yesterday’s. I am interested to find out what happens to little Jake, and of course, Kirsten & Brandon are such a cute real-life couple, will look forward to their scenes. Everything else was FF material.

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

I think unfortunately the direction GH is headed in, dropping very likable, long-term characters, coincides with their overall programming philosophy. Look at their nightime linup – it’s comprised of flashy, cheap thrill stuff, sex and violence. Look at how little they invest in scenes with Anna and Robert, like the rescue of Robin. It was quick, little money spent on it, no suspenseful outdoors stuff and far from the quallity adventures Anna, Robert, Luke, etc. went on years ago. Crime is “in” at ABC, heart-centered drama and good acting doesn’t mean much to them anymore, day or night.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ugh…I know, Tristan. Don’t remind me, Lol. Dealing with Sonny and his cohorts day in and day out is not too appealing.
Nancy has good ideas; especially about Mac and Anna…..which reminds me. I never realized what a good looking guy John York is. He’s hardly ever on, so I hadn’t really gotten a good look (unintentional pun, lol). He and Felicia are stunning together. Did I mention how beautiful Christina Malandro Wagner is?

Kevin
Kevin

I enjoy the Alexis & daughters clan interaction. They are not dark – and not boring either. The conversation about sex in Kelley’s was good, I thought. I liked how the writers generalized the dialogue to touch on several storylines on the show.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

AJQ…..LOL… “Julian running around in a turtle neck!!!” That was so accurate!

I 100% agree… would it not have been wonderful to have spent maybe a week ( they take an entire week on that Nurses Ball) interacting with some of our old favs such as long conversations between Mac and Robert….more depth with Robin and Robert, and most especially a very special loving mother/ Daughter talk between Robin and Anna?

Why the rush push… it’s not like they did not have advanced notice, they had the actors sitting there, why not use it?

Pathetic waste of talent… Felicia had next to nothing to say….

Shay
Shay

Somebody needs to filch one of Julian’s beloved turtlenecks for the express purpose of cladding the cleavage-flashing Alexis ….’twould be especially apropos to cover up her wares what with the frigid East Coast winter temps which have finally arrived!!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Every comment you make is SO spot on AJQ. The waste that this show and this production team have made with all their new characters is just a tragedy. Nina and Franco first and foremost. Ava Jerome as well, along with Paul Hornsby (whom I was excited for until he turned into YET another DA but secretly a mob criminal.) They just don’t get it, at all.

Much of the poignancy I felt watching Robin and Patrick leave is for the loss of what they represented for the show.

Tristan
Tristan

The “unedited” version of this episode is on the ABC site, hosted by Finola Hughes. It has more flow, and Felicia speaks!!!!!!!!!

Shay
Shay

Well, about the best that can be said is Patrick and Robin finally “got there” in the end…and not a moment too soon!!! But what a colorless, nearly joyless ride they took us on to arrive there! First of all, the talents of phenomenal Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers and Sebastian Roche’ were totally underutilized….the latter two especially seemed merely placed as props to further the very basic plot points required to reunite the Drakes and send them off on their way. I could not have been more disappointed!!! Ditto for the absence of Rick Springfield as Noah….although I could certainly understand if the actor felt no interest in returning for this most lackluster farewell….if he were even asked, which one suspects was not the case! Everything came off as so bare bones and basic that it was difficult to even engage in the storyline…that’s how perfunctory the whole thing played out. It was only the goodwill that longtime viewers held for these legacy characters that inspired any sort of sentiment or satisfaction from this sadly succinct scenario…..it rather reminded one of a CliffsNotes version of a soap opera!!! Having said that, I tend to agree that the departure of Jason Thompson’s Patrick and his family heralds yet another huge pivot from happenings of historical GH characters to more force-fed farces featuring the cringeworthy newbies that inspire no interest, emotion or loyalty from the audience. To say that this trend does not bode well for those of us desiring more emphasis on the traditional aspects of Port Charles life is an understatement! Lastly, about the only positive comment I can add regarding this sorry episode is that we were blessedly spared the presence of the always self-centered, look-at-me, OTT antics of Floocy Coe, since the writers wisely chose the revitalized and once-again dignified Mac to officiate over the most abridged nuptials. Thank God for small favors!

Melissa
Melissa

Hi Shay. Thank you for your reply. I am a relative newbie to this board, so I really appreciate your clarification of your comments, with which I largely agree!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Melissa… You will find on these boards a select few who feel sex over a certain age uncomfortable to watch, inappropriate, not realistic, laughable. The comments directed at Alexis by a few people are repetitive, and continually aimed at Alexis and most definitely because of her age: she should no longer show her cleavage (at “her age” it’s no longer attractive”) and related comments. Her sexual relationship is continually mocked…because she’s so crazy about Julian sexually…”at her age”…even though it’s behind closed doors. It’s continully been pointed out by same few, very few, but frequent poster (s) that Julian should be with someone younger and more attractive (ina certain poster’s eyes) like Olivia…who seems to be held up as a model of virtue because she is younger and sexy… By the way I usually love Olivia…but to insinuate that she’s better than Alexis at anything…Olivia, a woman who goes out with gangsters..from Sonny to Johnny….lol…most women on GH either do have or will…is just again ignirinf anitger character’s actions but citing Alexis, as “inappropriate” because of her age. Same posted compares Helena, (who I too love…as a villain) to Alexis…becauss Constance Towers, who plays Helena, dresses so beautifully and that how a woman…of a certain age…should dress. Not like Alexis. Alexis, axcording to this poster, should take a lesson from Helena, Anna, Monica…on how older woman should dress and behave. Same postsr seems to blur the lines between the actress, Nancy Grahan, and exresses that Nancy is too willing or perhaps choosing what her character Alexis wears..and thus Nancy is put down as well for being over fifty and showing cleavage. It’s a consistant judgmental, haughty view of a female character, Alexis, based on her clothes and passion (again…normal sexuality, passion, of a woman in a monogamous relationship wirh a man she loves) and even of the actress herself…based on her age…which, as I nentiined, is constantly brought up. Make no mistake these comments are ageist and offensive to women. Oh, and the explanafion that Alexis is somehow responsible for Olivia having Julian’s baby is absurd. So it’s “appropriate” for Julian and Olivia, who couldn’t stand each other at the time, to fall into bed, have passionate, wild UNPROTECTED sex..and lol..somehow that’s NOT high school, irresponsible behavior…but Nancy aka Alexis is supposedly the inapprropriate one. It’s okay for Olivia to go from Johhny Zaccara to Steven Weber to Sonny to Ned and now obviously is going after Julian…pushing herself into their lives, bringing portraits of herself with Julian and son, imposing herself all over Julian, but it’s Alexis that acts desperate and “needs a man?” And as a side note Alexis has been nothing but gracious and patient…i would have put Olivia in her place as doin as she started showing up…and if it was the other way around Olivia would have brought her Bensonhurst attitude out a long tine ago abd shut Alexus down. I think we agree on women ovef fiftty being portayed realistically…as passionate, sexual beings.… Read more »

Debbie
Debbie

Brilliant, awesome, the best – The Scorpio-Drake’s are the heart of GH.

AJah
AJah

Yes I totally agree… I always loved Patrick and Robin together…I did not like him with Sam at all…!!!

Bridget
Bridget

It was everything my little scrubs heart desired!!!! I will miss them!

Taylor
Taylor

It was beautifully done. All the scenes were raw and real. Nothing felt “acted”. The very last scene with Anna, Robert, Patrick, Robin and Emma was extremely hard to watch. There is such a love and respect between them that can never be replaced. This was a magic group of people that fought through the last couple years of story and acted their butts off. No matter what they were given each scene felt real.

A huge, huge thank you to the writers and producers for giving “scrubs” a wonderful send off. We can all imagine happier simpler times for the Scorpio-Drake family. *Maybe even a family filled with more kids… Come on, Emma’s basically perfect, it’s time for Patrick and Robin to make more fabulous babies. 😉

Thank you Jason Thompson, Kimberly McCullough and Brooklyn Silzer for putting their heart and soul on GH for years. I hope they all get what they dreamed of in 2016.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

My sentiments exactly–leave it to the WOMEN writers to give the viewers (and actors) the respect they deserve. Keep up the good work, writers.

jeremy
jeremy

Awesome Episode!!!! Love it sooooo Much, i had to watch it 5 times lol Goodbye Scrubs.

rose
rose

A little underwhelmed. At least Patrick and Robin, with Emma in tow, got married again. But the rest of the wedding party seemed like window dressing except for a couple of wrap-up conversations between Robin, Carly, Liz, and Jason. I realize it was short notice, but no music, laughter, festivity to speak of…Maxie where were you? Robert barely had a line, looked like he was on a lunch break from Y&R, and only one daddy/daughter hug…sorta…and then folded chairs and pulled a luggage piece outside. Felicia warmed a seat…that was all. Nothing between Anna and Robert…no meaningful glances, smiles, hugs, hand-holding for this occasion, or each other. Where was Epiphany for Young Dr. Drake? And I don’t think inviting Sam would have been such a bad idea since she helped hold the fort down while Robin was gone. Between her and Patrick a friendship and bond had to have been formed…both having gone through the same sort of thing and “rediscovery” at about the same time.

Kevin
Kevin

I thought it odd that Felicia & Robert weren’t used as well as they could have been. At one point, pulling luggage, I was worried the only dialogue Robert was going to have was to echo what (Emma?) had said. Glad that they could be on the set – special people in the lives of Robin on the show – & agreed to be there, even if not given their moments in the sun that day themselves. Maybe next time!

Beth
Beth

Sometimes simple ceremonies like this one, without gowns and special sets, are the best. The attendees were the people who meant the most to Patrick and Robin and their family, and they also happen to be longtime vets on GH. I was happy with how the wedding was done and what was said and the true emotion on the set. That said, I do think it’s a shame that a lot of these characters are not featured more on the show, like Mac, Felicia and even Robert. I know TR is on Y&R but he’s recurring there and could be used more on GH. I also felt that the Scorpio-Drakes departure was the end of an era. JT was a talented leading man on the show and will be missed. I hope that for GH’s sake, they hire another charismatic, talented actor to play another doctor and fill the void that his absence creates.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

End of an era is right. The era of must watch GH. No more doctors left at the hospital unless one counts Lucas. (Anyone seen Lucas lately?)

reen
reen

I loved it. Both Kimberly and Jason wore their hearts on their sleeves in the episode. While the entire story wrap up seemed rushed at times, the actors never let the lack of material diminish their efforts in giving the audience their all. I loved watching this family unit over the years and it felt as if a little bit of the heart of the show left with them yesterday. I will miss them.

Tristan
Tristan

I haven’t yet seen the episode, as I will binge the week’s shows over the weekend. And really, I am kind of putting it off because I cannot bear the loss of this family! But from all reports, GH did the little family justice in the send-off.

There is a rumour afoot that 10 minutes were edited out of the show, which Nathan Varni claims will be put on ABC.com. Would these minutes include lines spoken by Felicia and Robert, who were both reportedly reduced to props in the episode?

Kevin
Kevin

The show has edited scenes previously that would have been nice to see during the broadcast…. if only they would cut a few commercials instead 😉

Tristan
Tristan

The “unedited” version of this episode is up on the ABC site, hosted by Finola Hughes!!! It flows better, and Felicia speaks!!!

Kevin
Kevin

Thanks Tristan!

Sandy
Sandy

So beautiful. I especially loved when Patrick gave Emma a hug and kiss when she walked down the aisle, because you could really tell it was Jason and Brooklyn in that moment, not just Patrick and Emma. Robin and Patrick’s words to each other felt more like Jason and Kimberly than just Robin and Patrick, and the vows to Emma were fabulous, too, and the montage was wonderful. You could so tell Jason was saying goodbye to family on the show: Finola, Laura, Becky, Maurice, and especially Brooklyn and Kimberly. I did love his scene with Billy Miller, because it looked like not just Patrick and Jason wishing each other good luck, but Billy giving Jason wishes for all the best as he goes to Genoa City to play the role Billy played not so very long ago.

For me, the heart and soul of GH has left with the Scorpio-Drake family’s leaving, but I am so, so, so happy they have their long overdue, muchly deserved Happily Ever After.

Liam
Liam

Here’s something to think about GH fans…the oldest male contract character (not actor) age-wise on GH is likely Julian or Sonny with Sonny being the longest male character/actor consistently on contract (since 1993) from the 90’s – I guess you could count Jason and Julian as characters from the 80’s, but obviously not same actors who are still relatively new. Sonny would be followed by Nicholas (TC off an on) from 1996.

Sure, there are others who are recurring – Scotty (off and on since 1977) and Mac (1991) are still around but rarely seen with even less screen time from Robert (off and on since 1980) and Kevin (off and on since 1993) but no longer contract characters. There is rarely any representation of pre-early-90’s GH for male characters…and I’m not counting Paul Hornsby – the character (not actor) started one month after Mac in ’91 – nor Lucas who was born in 1989 and Dillon born in 1992. Ned is no longer on show either.

Angela
Angela

The character of Robin should have been recast or killed long time ago if Kimberly didn’t want to stay on the showt. That way Jason would have had better story and Brooklyn would still be on the show. Quite often I am sad when an actor chooses to leave but is just that, their choice. And sometimes the character needs to still be on the show. In this case the part should be recast and, in my opinion, the GH casting director does a great job. I quit watching Y&R when Billy Milller and Michael Muney left and really have no desire to start watching again even if Jason Thimpson is going to be on.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well at least they had the decency to let these characters ride off in the sunset together as a family– leaving the door open for future returns. If this was another soap, the dark one, then they would of all died in a plane crash or if Ron was still writing it, I’m sure masked men would have barged into the wedding and whisked little Emma away, so Robin and Patrick had to leave town to search for their missing kid. Sometimes sweet and simple works the best, so kudos to GH for being brave enough to usher them off the canvas in a positive way.

fginaspy
fginaspy

A wonderful episode indeed. I will watch it again. I wish JT and KM the best in their new roles as Billy Abbott and Director. Thank you GH for a fantastic episode. I wish more episodes were more like this one.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Best episode I’ve seen since the last time the Scorpios were front-and-center, two years ago! The only thing holding me to GH now is Tristan is coming back as Robert soon. I love the Jones family too, but where is Nathan?! I get the feeling a Maxie/Dillon pairing is in the works, and I cannot watch that. Can’t watch Jasam, not after Jake has been so much in love with Elizabeth this past year! I WAS interested in seeing Jason reconnect with Sam UNTIL Liason won me over. Now it all feels like so much fan-service, a game of “fanbase tag” if you will, where’s the story?! Laura doesn’t have an interesting story or love interest. Cannot abide any of the mob-related characters. GH has lost its magic with the exit of the Scorpio-Drakes. As others have said, they were its heart and soul, and it’s never gonna be the same. But I’m so grateful to GH for giving them a beautiful ending. Loved every minute.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

Hearing that Robert and Felicia were under utilized seems disrespectful so km not sure I’m raging to see the episode anymore. I’d like to see Robert and Anna have a real conversation about their past and what happened when they dissapeared.

Melissa
Melissa

Agreed. I kept waiting for those meaningful conversations to happen between Anna and Robert; and for Felicia to comfort Mac as he had to say goodbye to Robin – again. For that matter I was expecting a nice exchange between Robert and Mac. We got none of it. Just weird jumps to other stories that jolted us out of the wedding scenes.

And btw, how amateur hour was it that the cast had to pull the folding chairs out of the way while a scene was playing! All I could hear was the scraping of chairs.

Rose
Rose

The chair scene seemed so out of place, especially with vets/high priced talent.

Timmm
Timmm

It was really good. They didnt have much time but this exit was done so much better than Luke’s. Luke’s was fast, cheap and they brought in stunt casting characters with NO good story and the Frank Smith part was STUPID! Scrubs was done with dialogue, heart and clips. Jean and Shelly, good job! Now lets restock the hospital with hunky doctors, sexy nurses and what about an x-ray tech or a nutritionist? They do work IN hospitals! Cut O, Sabrina and that guy who stole Kevin’s job, bring Doc back, Steven Lars, Tom Hardy and Liz’s sister. Hey if the Scorpios are all but gone and the Q’s are thin, why not bring on Liz’s family? Oh, how about us seeing Brad and Lucas again?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

And please, please, please! Get rid of Franco (particularly in the hospital) and Nina!

Kevin
Kevin

I enjoy Franco & Nina – have appreciated their chemistry since the art therapy friendship scenes!

Melissa
Melissa

I guess I’m one of the few that likes Franco, but mostly because of RH and mostly because they are morphing him into a good guy. Once they lost the rights to Todd Manning, GH should have brought back RH as an entirely new character. Instead they saddled him with a creepy character everyone hated and I think that is the #1 reason fans still can’t accept Franco, despite RH’s considerable charm, humor and skill as an actor.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I liked Todd Manning on GH. I despise Franco. RH could have been Jimmy Lee Holt’s son (thus a Quartermaine). He could have been a Cassadine. Heck, he even could have been a Jerome.

The fact that he was cast as Franco simply illustrates the poor business judgement of Frank Valentini and the over-the-top cartoon orientation, coupled with the over-the-top ego of the former writer.

Timmm
Timmm

Steve Hardy would NEVER let Freako work there! But then again, look who is the chief of staff. Dr. O is a criminal! Let her be the new Helena. Its a joke she is in charge of the hospital and secondly, you never see her!

Trudy
Trudy

Timmm,

Ditto: it was really good. So satisfying to see the characters together as a family, happy, and off to a new adventure. I loved the montage.

I like your ideas for re-staffing GH, which really needs to happen.

I loved the scenes today with Liz and Laura. It reminded me of how close they were after Liz was raped. I’d love the see Laura as the new head of a Webber-Spencer-Cassadine clan. Let’s give her something to do other than pick up the grandchildren. Wasn’t she a social worker? Put her to work at the hospital and let her stories begin with unraveling the mystery of Jake. I can’t believe he’s not in therapy; hasn’t been dna tested; hasn’t been “de-briefed,” etc.

Trudy
Trudy

I should add: Thank you to GH for giving the viewers what they wanted for Robin and Patrick. If Jason Thompson had to go, then this was the way to do it. I so appreciate that no one interrupted the ceremony; no one kidnapped Robin or anyone else before the ceremony; no one came in guns blazing to take out Sonny. A simple episode with love, family, friends, and joy. What a concept!

Timmm
Timmm

Its a joke! Liz knows how evil Helena is or was and Liz is a nurse! Yes, why the hell isnt Jake in therapy! I wish Lucky would come back and be there for Liz. Maybe not now but later in the year. It doesnt have to be JJ. Greg was a fine recast!

elm51
elm51

i am all for bringing back some of liz’s family members – i mean she is the grand daughter of dr steve hardy who was the first doctor seen on gh when it started in 1963 and was the original patriarch of the show……….

CeeCee
CeeCee

Since I have never met Liz’s family, I would love to see a few of her relatives.
By the by, elm, do you think Liz is concocting the ‘break-in’ just to keep Jason around?

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I 100% agree… would it not have been wonderful to have spent maybe a week ( they take an entire week on that Nurses Ball) interacting with some of our old favs such as long conversations between Mac and Robert….more depth with Robin and Robert, and most especially a very special loving mother/ Daughter talk between Robin and Anna?

Why the rush push… it’s not like they did not have advanced notice, they had the actors sitting there, why not use it?

Pathetic waste of talent… Felicia had next to nothing to say….

HOWEVER… just a thought about Brooklyn ( Emma) Jason T taking over the role of Billy A opens a door to a possibility of his daughter Delia ( who supposedly died) to be somehow alive and well…..THAT would be a glorious fun reunion… plus Tristen Rogers does still play Billy’s father in law… just a thought…

Alan
Alan

A rushed mess from start to finish.

No Robin/Robert scene. No good-byes between Emma and Cameron and Spencer. No Epiphany and Drake Jr. scene. No lines for Felicia.

But let’s be honest — would we really have wanted to see any of that if it had meant not having Sonny and Carly at the wedding stealing screen time from the Drakes and their loved ones on their final episode…?

Kevin
Kevin

It would have been worse not to have Sonny & Carly there, I think. Considering the history they all shared with Robin. It was nice to see Carly & Robin close that loose thread. Sorry it wasn’t your cup of tea, though. I understand the passion behind your sarcasm!

Melissa
Melissa

Yeah, I didn’t get why they had more face time with Robin and Patrick than their family members!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Franco, Melissa. I suppose I am also one of the few. Everyone is so down on him and Nina. They are doing an admirable job with what they are given. I’d rather watch them than listen to Sonny stumble through his lines. Believe me, I wish Michelle would reprise her role as Phyllis, on Y&R.

Shay
Shay

@Melissa…..I saw your comments to me on another GH thread, but since you had no direct link, I’m responding here:….Although you are certainly familiar to me, I’m not sure how long you’ve been frequenting these “boards,” but, for the record, I’ve been more than consistent in equally condemning Alexis and Sonny, not to mention other characters, on their less than admirable moral failings! (In fact, our good friend, CeeCee, and I have had an absolute field day mocking the “Dimpled Don’s” most unsavory virility and far-reaching propensity for procreation….) So, for you to think my disgust has been solely aimed at “Alexis-At-The-Ready” is a completely incorrect assumption….In the past, I’ve cattily commented upon the sleazy antics of Lucy, Scotty, Bobbie, Ava, Ric, etc….Just saying. Still, I have to admit that shambolic slapper, Ms. Davis, has been my favorite punching bag simply because she just makes it soooo darn easy!!! And a great part of that is her utter desperation for a man, as you have so cannily observed…..an excellent case in point would be her behavior on New Year’s Eve of 2014/15….the thought of having a sexless evening of celebration was so anathema to her, that she “settled” for a tacky Metro Court tryst with Ned, despite knowing she supposedly still loved Julian….in utilizing Ashton in her selfish revenge sex scheme, she also enabled the conception of Leo, as a heartbroken Olivia and Julian mutually took comfort in each others’ charms in response, and no, I most definitely do not characterize what they did in the same vein of “revengeance” as that of Ms. Davis. Had it not been for her own tawdry romp, none of that which followed would have ever transpired…it was purely the typically bad choices of Alexis that set that second sexual mash-up in motion. In other words, she of arrested-development totally reaped what she sowed in terms of her own egregious example of childish conduct, yet she sanctimoniously and hypocritically condemned Julian and Olivia for doing exactly what she had done, but in a much less calculated and premeditated manner. That is what I find to be so maddening and galling about this character, along, of course, with her propensity for highly inappropriate, tart-like attire. As far as I’m concerned, her repeatedly irresponsible antics are indefensible, and that has absolutely nothing to do with nixing the notion of romance for the over-50 set….rather, it’s her complete lack of class and common sense that I’m decrying, which, dare I say, should be something one would have learned in their early years of adulthood, not to mention, by their fifth (and then some) decade of existence!

Shay
Shay

It was my pleasure, Melissa! I had noticed a number of your recent comments, and may have even replied to a few prior to this one, but I didn’t realize you were new to MFSoaps, so please allow me to extend a belated welcome! I always enjoy the fresh perspectives of posters like yourself, so do keep those comments coming! They’re great!!!

Jeff
Jeff

Great episode, well acted by all:)

Fanny
Fanny

NOW THATS A PERFECT SEND OFF!!!! THANK YOU GH❗️❗️❗️

Li
Li

I like the cheesy send off! It was sweet for us “Scrubs” fans and although it seemed even more Robin centered than Patrick, I liked it. I will miss them, their family unit, their “realness”, I am so glad the stupid Robin kidnap story is over!!! I do hope she continues to visit once in a while.

This show has really had its ups and downs. I am sad to see Patrick leave, he is one of my favs!!!! I am disappointed that they couldn’t find him a new woman who he was compatible with and had chemistry with. He and Sabrina did not have it and neither did he and Sam. Although they had potential until…. Jason.
I am a Jason /Sam fan and want them back together. Every time I ever write on this, i always say GH needs a couple to cheer for and watch a romance unfold, like we did in the flashback of Robin and Patrick. There seems to be no real dating or romance on here. It is just like, hi, kiss and we are moving in together.
I have hopes for Franco and Nina- they are sweet but if GH doesn’t start putting together something good for them, I bet those excellent actors will want to leave too!

Too many people on this show and no one has an intriguing story. I am hopeful for 2016!

Melissa
Melissa

From your mouth to the writers’ ears.

Michael
Michael

That was a beautifully done episode.

mark
mark

GH is crazy to let him go but I am glad he is going to y and r!

Patrick
Patrick

“oh, heck…”

I haven’t even finished Thursday ep’

3 things that instantly had me tearing up

1. Mac… officiating the Wedding… I’ve always liked Big Mac! theres something comforting about him…

tearing up now… needs to be said… he always took care of his girls… so this is like frosting on the cake… him letting go…. and celebrating…. Robin… w/ Maxie, (even Georgie). DANG it tho! (@AJQ) Felicia is “absolutely” a stunner !

2. watching Emma… as the flower girl
3. when Patrick knelt down and kissed his daughter !

I , am in agreement with most … it was the simplicity of it all…

renew the vows… shared unrequited love… and family ever after

celebrating … “SCRUBS”

Patrick
Patrick

Sunday : blubbering over Scrubs and football

“i’d like that return ticket to Port Charles”

was touching how Anna is sharing with Patrick

“I’m grateful that you met my daughter”

there’s no one like Finola Hughes !

I’m content with the send off

“Scorpio-Drake”

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

The only saving grace this episode was the flashbacks. THOSE brought a nostalgic tear to my eyes. Other than that, it couldnt have worked less for me.

First, after all the buildup, devote the entire episode to the wedding! They could have included Ephiphany, Spencer, Cameron, Nicolas and the obgyn (cant remember her name) if they hadn’t incorporated other actors/storylines into the same show.

Robert Scorpio. He barely spoke a line at the wedding let alone the entire few days he was back. They’ve completely neutered his personality. As for Felica, they might as well have put her picture on the chair she was that unanimated through no fault of her own.

There were no tender moments between Scorpio, Anna, Robin . The cake was barely eaten…why bother to have the props if you’re not going to make use of them…

All in all disappointing…

Debbie
Debbie

The wedding of robin and Patrick it was good to see them back together husband and wife again

Ginny Thayer
Ginny Thayer

Perfect day for the wonderful soap family who were finally able to reunite.
sorry to see them leave GH. You never know when they might decide to
visit Port Charles again. Best of luck in their careers. Great job!!

Bettyboo
Bettyboo

Trashy Tacky and Rush.. The wedding seems more about KMC working with BM and JT say good bye to BM

elm51
elm51

@CeeCee – after seeing elizabeth jump up off the couch when she heard the noise i don’t think she is involved – i really think it has something to do with the cassadines but that is just my opinion

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m thinking it might be little Jake in an attempt go get them back together…

elm51
elm51

now that is a possibility – he also could be carrying out some strange plan that helene may have programmed into him – she programmed his dad jason so why not lil jake too……………….lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Elm…lol….you never know…There’s a few possibilities concerning Little Jake…

He’s not really Little Jake…though I doubt that because there would probably be too much anger from the fans…

He was, and I agree with what you suggested, programmed to some degree…

He’s just psychologically effected and in need of therapy which should have been offered right away if for no other reason than to assess him…

Or, he’s miraculously okay..,but just acting out.

Dunno but I think there’s bound to be some trouble with him down rhe road…

Rita
Rita

I never cried so hard they need to win a award!

Laurie waskiewicz
Laurie waskiewicz

Loved it!

Patti
Patti

Carley is fantastic, a great actress. I love Emma, sorry to see her leave.

I really like Franco, but I think he needs to be “cleaned up”, he is not clean looking. Sometimes the story line goes on too long. Jason needs to decide Liz or Sam.
I don’t think Olivia can act worth a darn.

Patty
Patty

Loved the reunion, however, hate seeing Emma leave. Love Emma and Spencer’s banter. Now, where are the DOCTORS on GH ? It’s called General Hospital and we have : 1 doctor and 1 nurse !!!! There are more mobsters on GH than doctors. Something is wrong with this picture !!!!

Jdh
Jdh

Now for Sam and Jason!! Nuff said!!!

Jdh
Jdh

Now for Sam and Jason!! Nuff said!!!

John harris
John harris

Now for Sam and Jason. Nuff said!!!

John harris
John harris

Sam/Jason next?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

Photo Credits: CBS, JPI, ABC

Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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