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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Did You Think Of Robin’s Reaction To Finding Out Anna Had A Secret Son?

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How was Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) going to tell her daughter, Robin (Kimberly McCullough) that she had a child with the notorious Cesar Faison?  After all, he was the madman that kidnapped Robin, and played havoc with the lives of Patrick and Emma, not to mention all of the horrible things he did to her mother!

The scenes played out on Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, when Anna came to Berkeley to tell Robin the truth, but now Finn (Michael Easton) has also come along for emotional support, and to be there for the woman he has fallen in love with.

When Robin shows up at Anna’s hotel room, she is surprised, but pleased to see Finn is tow as well.  He leaves to give Anna some time alone to deliver the bombshell to Robin, that she has a brother … Peter August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey).

Anna is direct and admits to Robin that Peter is her son with Faison.  Robin is shocked and heartbroken.  Anna goes on to tell Robin that Faison did not rape her when Robin asks her, but says she got tangled up in a situation due to her early career as a spy.  She tells Robin she had the child, but gave it away, and kept this secret buried, and never told anyone till recently.

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Robin is trying to process what her mother is telling her.  Concerned about her family’s safety, Anna assures her that Peter only has a grudge against his mother, An emotional Anna says that she never wanted her daughter to look at her the way she’s looking at her now.  Robin realizes when she gave birth that Anna was also overcome thinking about the son she gave away, but hid it from her.

Robin says she understands all of this rationally, but tells Anna that her mom isn’t the person she thought she was.  Anna insists that what they have had together as this tight bond between mother and daughter has always been real. An upset Robin, listens to Anna tell her that she is the same person she always was. That is a hard pill for Robin to swallow, and she tells her mother she needs to leave and have some time to digest all of this.  Anna tells Robin she loves her.  Robin also tells Anna that in return, but exits anyway.

So, what did you think of Robin’s reaction to the news that she has a half-brother … and that Anna had a secret son with Faison? Comment below.

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Bren
Bren

Well in my opinion nothing should surprise Robin when it comes to Anna and secrets she faked her death along with Robert for most of Robins teen years. Oh and yes Robin did’t know Anna was her real mother until age 6 and Mac raised Robin to be the woman she is today. Speaking of JY/Mac another misused actor and character.

Tresa Baker
Tresa Baker

Yeah what she said

rebecca1
rebecca1

Love John York. The way they literally dumped him from the show was disgusting. One minute he’s a constant presence; police chief, gets thrown out when Finola came back, they give him a bar which we barely see, then quietly goes into the night…

Beloved character and actor. Didn’t deserve that and I can’t imagine with his looks, charm, likability, history, relationships that they couldn’t do anything more with “Mac.”

Harry
Harry

I couldn’t agree more, Rebecca. John York’s Mac comes off as warm and affable. I know when he comes on the screen, I am always happy to see him. Saying that he’s a sight for sore eyes would be an understatement. We had Robert Scorpio, Mac’s big brother, on for an entire week and yet those two brothers never crossed paths? And on a shallow note, York has aged beautifully. I love that he allowed his hair to grow white–he actually looks younger for allowing it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Harr…always loved John York and his Mac character. Can’t say there was ever a scene or story he was in that I didn’t like. He exuded warmth, hearth, family; a constant loving presence for Maxi and Georgie, great brother, fantastic comraderie with Kevin; his days “waiting for Felicia” to return. He, like a few others, IS GH!

Unfortunately, when on the very few moments they “grant” him a walk-on, (because that’s all it really seems to me) he gets what? One line? Two? A hug? I can’t even imagine the anger, hurt to be cast aside like that with no warning because another vet has returned.

Seems like GH is trying to diversify both with age, race, etc and so has to shovel out tried and true for new. And, I don’t mind “new” if it’s not at the expense of others careers and characters who still have a place on the canvas. John York is still youthful, attractive and would fit right back at the police force, the WSB, somewhere where he can be back in a place of power/command. Not the silly hiding in the bushes making it with Felicia fiasco. Not that there was anything wrong with the cute scene; but that’s all they gave him.

I get what they’re trying to do. Just don’t like it.

On another note…can you BELIEVE this?!!! I was reading an interview with Laura Wright regarding the current story line and the interviewer asked her if she was familiar with the history of the “stairs” and others, including, Carly, falling down them. She seemed to not be; glossed over it and said she suggested jokingly that Nell should fall down the stairs. Like…she doesn’t know her own character’s history? She doesn’t connect the incident and the “karma” of she and AJ to her and Nell? I was “aghast!” (lol; way too dramatic a word/reaction for the situation but you get my drift, I’m sure…;)

Harry
Harry

Bec–I have been greatly disappointed that we have yet to hear Carly say,”Now I have a whole new respect and understanding of what I put AJ though.” I actually thought they had come up with this storyline on purpose–as if to echo the whole AJ-pushed-Carly-down-the-stairs allegation but only in reverse. BUT NO! No one has mentioned it. Not Carly, not Jason.
Disappointed!

Nik
Nik

Give them time. I am sure the writers have read your comment and said to themselves “She’s right”.

Nik
Nik

OK, Carly was a terror when she first came to the show but she has received payback more than she deserves.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

In all honesty, I am not liking this story only because we have known Anna for over 30 years and to be hit with this is a little overwhelming. I know the character needed something to do but I wish they could have figured out a different story for her to be in. If they were going to play this card, it should have been done years ago.I will still watch because the scenes are good but if i had my way, the story would have gone in a different direction.

su000
su000

Anna telling Robin the hidden family dark secret of her life was void of emotions.
And, it was void of drama, expressionless, actually.
Telling a daughter that her brother is of Faison seed there would have been way-way-way more emotion and not looking like doorknobs.

GH can’t even create high intensity personal drama, a really tight WHOOOOA WOW moment.
It was dull and a big eehhhh.

Harry
Harry

suOO ia right, and that is all.

Chad
Chad

Assassination of our beloved Anna Devane’s character to prop up newbie Henrik/Peter? No, thank you, Frank/Shelley!

JMER
JMER

What do I think: that these two actresses are so MeToo, so strong, vulnerable and attractive on screen as mother and daughter and I wish they had even a half decent story. It’s what fans deserve and what the rest of the entertainment industry (films, PT) is desperatley trying to serve up to audiences while GH’s PTB are stuck in the 2000s with their misogyny and mistreatment of a women’s genre.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I agree.

Cmm
Cmm

I would have freaked out!
Then How could you !
Then i have a 30 + brother and i never knew???????
And now He tried to kill You! ??? Really!

Jimh
Jimh

.Anna needs a good story and this isnt it..i hope Anna was brainwashed into thinking she is Peter’s mom but it turns out he is the son of her twin sister..that would help but not much…also im tired of expanded families for certain characters…too many newbies are taking over the show which is why i barely watch…Finn was better as a single character without family which makes him more interesting even if all he has is that silly Lizard-almost mysterious when you dont know much about him…i miss brooding John McBain…anyway we have Maxi…and Mac and Felicia arent really around-two ggod actors wasted in favor of newbie Chase-and Dante isnt given much to do with chase all over the place…

Patrick
Patrick

“…i hope Anna was brainwashed into thinking she is Peter’s mom ”

the relief I get on this site… is so welcome… the funny .. is as usual… reason I read up on this site…@GH… oy.. I can’t get over

1. Anna and her stink on shit… Finn and Henrick. REAL’ly ???? oh M G
how is @GH going to fly with this !!!!

not only does the story stink.. but it’s bringing down their best . travesty

2. nothing is gelling with Kiki and Dr. Bensch… no matter the subject matter.. it’s, as usual… GH trying to hit on all cylinder topical subject matter.. but failing on all accounts.. another wasteland.

3. who truly cares, by now… Nelle and her OLDER sister Carly… getting all the visit overload… so she can bellow banshee and shrill over the top heard it all before. TELL ME >>> what other jailmate cell mate .. nut up.. wouldn’t want to have the honor of doing in… killing off the wife of a done kingpin?

thus far.. Carly character has done zilch.. in sharing what her character should be going thru… what’s her cell like ? does she have a cell mate ? what is the character going thru? is this really an opportune time to flesh out Laura Wright ? oh wait.. as long as Jason believes her. story over

Jason will find the proof. gawd this is such a wasted show.

PS: I truly hope.. Andre and Drew.. are able to go thru with the “operation” to bring Drew back… so that this show is not stuffed to the gills.. about Heinrick angel wings.. and good behavior. we will not be further indebted to Wes Ramsey. he looked constipated all tied up for Dr. Leisl. I want a bed pan scene

as for Robin… jeezus… it was bad enough that Michael Easton.. got on the plane to support his LOVER. I’m just glad that Robert.. told Anna she was on her own.. explaining this to their daughter… robin righteousness.. overwhelmed the audience. REAL’ly.. go home Anna.. be that mother you had no choice . this is suffocating… the whole show and audience. PS: MAKE LOVE TO MICHAEL EASTON. THAT’S a doozy… wasteland, any one ?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Heard Dominic (Dante) may be leaving. First it was implied he was, then wasn’t, now yes…I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Hope not but I think it might be so. They’ve underutilized him for years.

Harry
Harry

Anna Devane, the Emma Peel of daytime is one of my five favorite soap characters of all time. I will put her up there with Adam Chandler, Victoria Lord, Laura Spencer and Robert Scorpio. So it’s telling that I am fast forwarding through her scenes including this one described above. I just cannot watch the writers play fast and loose with this iconic character’s history in order to force feed viewers a new character. And now we have to endure yet another character redemption storyline which seems to be GH’s formula now days.
I just can’t with this story. This is why ratings are down.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Harry, you are so right!

su000
su000

The reveal to Robin was;
Emotion-less .. Drama-less .. it was a fail.
It came off as if they both were recovering from a lobotomy.

Celia
Celia

Oh my gosh, su….too funny.
A lobotomy and castration would be perfect for Perv Bensch.
Considering the gravitas of this situation, TPTB should not have been so tempted as to have a steamy, sexual interlude between Griffin and Kiki….yet, perhaps, this was their intention….they purposely chose this opportune time to make Kiki the scapegoat, whose reputation will be besmirched….splattered on every hospital wall.
There will be a baby coming—what say you, su? A baby!! The issue of a deliriously delicious, drunken, one-nighter?
Well, not so drunk he….Griffin, who recalls every minute detail…his mind can’t help re-playing that reel. Heads will roll. Mainly Ava’s….well, karma is a B!!
Kiki’s credibility will be at stake—-I must admit, this will be a great story if the writing is delicately handled.
Kiki needs to maintain her fortitude….I get the feeling Dr. Perv has done this before….
Hopefully, Lulu will prove her journalistic skills ( Ha!) by excavating his past, at other hospitals.
The potential for this story to take life and develop legs is there…
Many a man and woman, in an authoritative position, gets away with murder ( figuratively speaking).

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! I agreed with your prescription for what ails Bensch and suggested that the phenomenal Dr. O. and her trusty knife were just the things for the job on another thread, but the post didn’t make it online! Still, it is a far more palatable—and expedient—-scenario than another boring Alexis storyline centering around so-called female empowerment…..As far as Griffin and Kiki’s bambino shock around the corner? I’m all for it! I’m sooo tired of Ava and her toyboys….time for one of them to find an age-appropriate female with which to build a future! (And yes, along with Alexis, could we finally put these women with men commensurate to their own years? Ava was great with Paul Hornsby….but she’s been ridiculously paired with guys young enough to be her son…and twice over, to boot!)

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ya; a 46 year old woman the mother of a 36 year old man.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Shay,
My comment to you did not post either…..perhaps, it will later on.
Anyway…..I am not affected by age differences on soaps any longer, considering it is becoming the norm even in real life.
I wish Kiki were Liesl’s great niece, Shaybelle…..the fact would compel her to make a eunuch out of Bensch.
Ava was good with Paul, but the ‘great ones’ ran through that character with a well-honed sword!!
As far as Alexis? I do hope TPTB do not disappoint. She has reached a level of self-respect…..an introspective examination, if you will.
Her emotional state is not so afflicted that she lost touch with her core. She is starting to get a grip….and, her ‘smarts’ are taking over. She seems to be well-equipped to fight her demons….starting with her father. I am very intersted in Mikkos…..his arcane persona teases the mind. Perhaps, it is because I only think of him as an ogre.
Finding herself through her past, through researching her father could be a healing experience. Holistic? Maybe? Am I babbling? LOL.
The writers need to keep Julian away from Alexis. He is bad medicine…..at least for her.
I love the idea of a Kiki-Griffin baby. And, I think they could be THE new IT couple…..There really is no couple for whom to root…..glad you concur….
Nite, Shay….tired….

Shay
Shay

I hear you, CeeCee….I’m still adjusting to this new website….not sure why some of my replies have gotten nowhere. (Not even necessarily to you…I wrote a one line complimentary post about Genie Francis and her role on North and South. Disappeared! WT? Then, after all the Antonio bashing with no actual examples of his so-called stupidity and worse, I offered real instances of sheer and utter nonsense spouted by high-profile leftists…all true, it’s verifiable, and that failed to make it online, too. Whatever…) As far as the “age difference issue?” Yes, of course, it happens in real life, all the time…but here’s my problem with the manner in which it is portrayed on GH….First of all, have you ever noticed it’s only the women who are robbing the cradle??? Other than Dr. Bensch, who is an outright predator and sexual harasser, no male in Port Charles has a markedly younger object of affection…as far as I can recall, Sonny and Emily were the last May-December romance featuring a much older man and a woman young enough to be his daughter…and that was eons ago, plus, there were so many complaints that the storyline quickly ended. Fast forward to recent years, and it’s all about promoting the “cougar lifestyle” for characters like Alexis and Ava….I don’t think the former—-with her long string of lovers—has ever been in a relationship with someone of comparable years, despite the fact that Julian is supposed to be something like five years her senior, and even the latter has now had two younger toyboys in ridiculous scenarios when she was truly at her best with both Paul and Scotty, since not only were they of similar ages, but also temperament and lack of ethical adherence. Both of those pairings produced far better drama than the silly sexual antics with Morgan and Griffin. In the case of Anna, who you find so displeasing coupled with the slightly younger Finn, well, she historically went for older men: Scorpio, Duke and Luke…it wasn’t until she became tangled up with the disgusting Sloane that she ever showed any physical interest in bedding the junior male set. All I’m saying is that if this type of behavior is going to be shown as typical and normal now, then let’s see some men having their tender young birds, too…and we’ll see how long that lasts before the complaints start rolling in!

Harry
Harry

“Recovering from a lobotomy”? HA!Suoo, this actually made me laugh aloud. Why is it that such comments as this one used to make me so angry and now it just makes me laugh? Maybe I have mellowed in my old age. I thought the acting was just fine but I hate this story with the heat of a thousand suns. How many times do we have to endure Anna tearfully explaining the unexplainable? If Anna had to have had a grown child suddenly pop up, why couldn’t Griffin turn out to be her son with Duke? That would have been a plot twist predicated upon love and joy rather than hatred and obsession. There would have been some kind of reward for the viewers who have invested their emotions into the character of Anna Devane. Failing that, maybe Anna and David Hayward’s daughter Lorna, who allegedly died in infancy, could show up. Those who watched AMC are well aware that David Hayward had a knack for brining the dead back to life. It became so crazy we viewers started calling AMC Daytime of the Living Dead. Wouldn’t Dr Hayward, who was grief stricken by his infant girl’s death, dedicate his life to nursing her back to the land of the living.
Instead, this whole affair feels incredibly manipulative–as if designed to force a new character (played by Laura Wright’s boyfriend) onto viewers.

Celia
Celia

Other than Kimberly delivering another fab performance, this story is useless. Can’t wait for Anna to find out it was all a mistake. Make Griffin her son and, definitely, not by Faison. ….
Sooooo mismatched……Faison was puny, Anna is very petite…from whence did Peter hail? Brings to mind “Blue Bloods”, where the Commish ( the father–Tom Selleck) is huge, almost brutish looking, and his sons are no taller than 5’5″….but, the daughter towers over her brothers. Gee….how do they pick and choose??
I have not been watching GH for long, but this must be one of the most nauseatingly, stupid storylines (without merit, may I add), I have had to endure. Another slap-in-the-face story? Jack not being an Abbott. Gimme me a break!!
Furthermore, Finn and Anna?…. the beginning of the end….another unpalatable, yadda, yadda, yadda love affair.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

They’ve taken away Anna’s character–and made her something she is not. Not believable for one moment. Violating iconic characters is NOT the way to win fans. 🙁

rebecca1
rebecca1

I thought it was quietly effective. Robin has always been calm. She shows her emotions but in a subdued, thoughtful way; which is what she did. Out of respect for Anna, she listened, tried to understand, rationalized why Anna got in that situation and wasn’t accusatory.

But the hurt, shock, sense of betrayal and confusion was all there. She was thoughtful as always, assuring Anna that she loved her but obviously in need of space and distance. I thought Anna’s reaction was well done, too. Hurt, fear that she’s lost her daughters’ trust..the bond they have.

This wasn’t going to be played as confrontational but rather with sensitivity and regret. Well done.

Sue
Sue

giving up her baby, and never mentioning him to anyone… was the only way for Anna to believe that he would be safe (from Faison),… she could not tell anyone.

Patrick
Patrick

about the only time I took notice – was when Robin was asking Anna… when you were holding my babies ( Emma & Noah ) were you thinking of your son? and I didn’t know about it ?

were the GH writers – trying _ to nail this.. as in forget about it and move on? no womans intuition? the look on Anna face was dead pan any way.

from DEAD PAN to ( well; gee ; Finola Hughes sure smiles a lot ) Anna has never looked so giddy, fresh, alive down under, AND it’s ALL for Michael Easton.. the complete bore. this rock Hudson / Doris day bantor before sex !?!? YES … sex with Finn. GOD – WOW … ok if you get it

this is ALL so wrong. nail us to the cross.. because Finn has a father and brother. THANK GOD THEY CAN ACT. thank god

Nik
Nik

I love her reaction, Anna has turned into a mess and Valentin has enjoyed every minute. Peter is filled with so much hate. I wish he would turn on Valentin and give him his just desserts.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Finola is ALWAYS superb, always subtle. Her scenes with Kimberly are a treat to watch. The storyline is heartbreaking, for fans, for the actors who are obviously not thrilled with it. Finola’s making the best of it, she is a consumate professional. The writers should have had Robin come back to the hotel the next day, and the day after that, share her feelings with Anna and hash it out. Robin may have been shocked but she would never just walk away from Anna. The mean too much to each other. Its unbelievable how the writers disrespect these two characters. Anna’s bond with Robin was always unbreakable, they often disagreed, and always worked it out, there should have been follow up. Anna would never leave without seeing Robin again. Its shoddy writing. That said, I’m excited to see the mother son dynamic unfold. Finola is exceptional and she needs a storyline, Peter, Griffin, Finn, will hopefully help her get one she deserves.

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