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Jason Thompson Relates To GH Scrubs Fans: "You Kept The Fire Stoked For Many Years. I Hope You Enjoy The Next Month Of Story."

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

This past week saw major casting news confirmed in the soap world.  Five-time Daytime Emmy nominee Jason Thompson, who just wrapped his ten-year run on General Hospital, is indeed headed over to CBS’ The Young and the Restless as the new Billy Abbott.

But before he hit the airwaves in Genoa City, it looks like GH Scrubs fans may be in for a long awaited treat!  “Scrubs” is the name for the enduring and passionate fan base who have stood by the coupling of Patrick and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) all of these years. With Kimberly McCullough back on-screen in upcoming episodes the stage looks to be set for some major emotional drama for this long-suffering du0.

After it was revealed that his new soap home will be Y&R, Thompson took to Twitter to first acknowledge the General Hospital fans for their unwavering support.  Jason related:  “I will forever cherish my time at GH. Again, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support. #LifeLongFriends”.   Next,  he followed up with a tweet that previewed what may be to come:  “A special shout out to the #Scrubs fans!! You kept the fire stoked for many years. I hope you enjoy the next month of story. @whitewatercrew”

So, how do you hope the story ends for Patrick and Robin?  Are you encouraged by Jason’s tweet that Scrubs fans will get to see their beloved duo together and in a happy place …  or …  could it be that things will be left in an ultimate cliffhanger?   Share your thoughts in the comment section below?

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Melissa
Melissa

Ugh…too little too late…The Robin story is
a mess..and leaving like Steve for the competition
Boo….yep I’m bitter..

carrie
carrie

I totally agree Melissa! I am not happy either. I think they want us to give the new writers a chance the actors should do the same.

Renee
Renee

Feel so sorry for Emma!! I don’t want her to leave. But Geez a horrible experience with her so called parents. I was never a,scrub fan.
I watch Young n Restless too. They should Billy A. die. Don’t see Jason Thompson as Billy A at all. Not excited at all. The X GH producer Jill Farren Phelps who lured Steve Burton away has now hired Jason. She should have made a new character for him.

Linda
Linda

I agree, Renee, they should have just have Billy Abbott die, way too many tries and it just does not work..I watch both of the shows also and Jason just does not fit with the Billy character, IMO..I hope that fans are kinder than they were to Burgess tho..They were down right cruel at times with him..

CeeCee
CeeCee

I hope this is their last attempt at finding a facsimile of Billy A, Linda…..one who can carry the character through, and be accepted. He does not have to be a replica of Billy Miller, no comparison here; but enough of a personality to put his own spin on the character for us to assimilate some of Billy A’s characteristics. I think Thompson can do that. We have all seen it as he portrays Patrick, albeit I am not liking him right now. He is not being fair to Sam. And, although Sam can be quite distasteful to me, she is Jason’s wife. As such, engaged to Patrick or not, she has every right to delve inside her husband’s soul. Patrick is losing it, not that I blame him too much, but he needs to beware of calling the kettle black. He jilted Sabrina, and if Robin were to walk in right now, who’s to say he would not leave Sam flat? So much harder when the shoe is on the other foot.

Debi Morris
Debi Morris

Hopefully GH will send Patrick and Robin off in say witness protection happily with each other. The fans deserve that if they are both leaving. Please leave Emma with Anna, she is an awesome little ray of sunshine and a talented actress. Patrick and Robin will be missed.

Penny Sullivan
Penny Sullivan

I agree, Debi!

su0000
su0000

The reason Patrick was not set free from Robin, after she left was because of the Scrub Fans still wanting them together..
It killed off the Patrick character.
he should have reverted to is first years without Robin, a start over- a vivid dating Patrick, then Patrick would have been a really great character..
The scrub fans are the fault of Patrick’s demise, and the fault of the writers for catering to the scrub fans..

Robin/Kim wanted, by her request, to be killed off, go out in a bang..
It was a mistake to keep her alive/bring her back because of her fans not wanting her dead.. it just put the Jason character closer to his demise story wise.

davlestev1
davlestev1

su0000 i’m READY to see the new BillyAbbot..JT can cry with the best of female actresses and feel a moment just as well..CONGRATS Y&R..GH stole some good ones..you know how to replace them..LOL

Jules
Jules

If what you say is true, I, a Scrubs fan, would like to be FIRST in line to take the blame.

I’m getting the ending I wanted 3 years ago. I don’t care what happened in between- “killing the character of Patrick”, as you so believe. I’m letting all that go. finally, my favourite couple will be safely off screen where I get to fantasize a happily ever after. I had 7 great, albeit rocky at times, years with them. It’s time.

And no, KMc never wanted Robin to be killed off. That is completely untrue.

su0000
su0000

hi Jules..
Robin did want to be killed off;

snipit-
TVSource Magazine;

”In an interview with The Daily Beast, McCullough revealed that after deciding to depart the show in the fall of 2011, she suggested to then-executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, that GH kill the beloved character.”

Kimberly McCullough (Robin)
Daily Beast;
After attending a prestigious directing workshop for women at the American Film Institute, McCullough asked Phelps to write her off so that she could pursue her directing career. Wanting closure for herself and the character, McCullough suggested that Robin die because it wouldn’t make sense for the surgeon who has won the hearts of fans with her fight against HIV to leave Port Charles without her husband or child.

((Jill left shortly after and RC and FV killed Robin off via her wish ..

Jules
Jules

I can’t post the link here because it’s not permitted, but you can see on youtube in 2012 at their (with Jason) Brokerage event that Kimberly specifically says she would have been devastated if they would have permanently killed Robin off. She always wanted to feel like she could come back and that the tie wasn’t permanently severed.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

So that’s the reason: “The Scrubs fans wanted them together.”
I’m remembering (in my nightmares! lol) that certain of us fans wanted the Laura and Luke together–we got Fluke (and the disastrous 52nd anniv. show) instead.
So much for THAT theory, I guess, huh?

Linda Sterbuck
Linda Sterbuck

I hope they replace Patrick with another actor. If they don’t replace him then let Emma stay with Anna. I would hate to see Brooklyn lose her job. She is such a sweetheart.

mary
mary

I would like to see the robin part just be done with. Jason and Kimberly have moved on from GH and time to let them go. But not Emma she is one hell of an actress reminds me of Kimberly when she was little

Harry
Harry

I agree, Mary and I love Robin. But her constant comings and goings have taken a toll.
Celebrity Laundry is posting that there is a rumor that Michael Muhney will be a Patrick recast. This is only a rumor and I won’t believe it until I see it here first.
But that would be amazing casting. Michael Muhney would not play Patrick like a big giant sponge.

Martha
Martha

Scrubs going off together would be wonderful but please oh please figure out a way to leave Emma on the show. She and Anna are pure gold.

Joe
Joe

Jason now can go play with the woman who almost killed GH jFP have fun as she burns that house down before Sony steps in.

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

Pat and Rob will leave with the help of Robert Scorpio-witness protection program like i said before…Emma should go with them…some scrub fans cried Robin would never abandon her child so if she stayed with Anna you would have both parents abandoning her this time…but if Helene is really dead there would be no need for the witness protection program…so my next guess is some health type epidemic in some other country and this time Robin and Patrick leave together to help but leaves Emma with Anna so not to risk her getting ill?

Dawn
Dawn

They better leave together. 3 years of getting screwed is enough.

tim S
tim S

Amen… it will be a good happily ever after. .they deserve it.. I trust the writers will be true to both of these characters.

su0000
su0000

hi..
Soaps never ever have ”happy ever afters”
I think no happy ever after’s is the soap opera’s #1 rule– no happy endings..
We will see ..

((soaps are dramas of tragedies, after all )) LOL 🙂

lisa
lisa

too much damage. if they are not going to recast Patrick should be killed off saving his wife and child. Emma please stay. love that actress!

nyca81
nyca81

I hope Robin & Patrick stay together even if they have to disappear leaving Emma behind with Anna

Lex
Lex

So glad Robin and Patrick are getting their happy ending.

Sam and Patrick never grabbed my attention like Scrubs did.

Best of luck to JT on Y&R. I’m sure he’ll do great.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

So am I–it’s about time!
PS Loving that Mac showed up–it’s a no brainer–Anna and Mac working together–and finally TPTB (read writers) gave Anna her brain back. And Finola and Mac looked hot and ready to rock, didn’t they? Now I am waiting for Robert to show up!

su0000
su0000

ohh gee..
Of course Patrick & Robin will walk off into the sunset with Emma, after somewhat kind of drama of survival., they survive..
During that time Jason will get his memory back, due to being involved with Robin and Scorpio/ the action will bring him back.

Anna will be happy to have Drake family back together.

Sam will be sticking her nose into everyone’s business and totally annoying me, to get Jason to love her, again.

Liz and Jason will be ok.. Jason will understand why Liz did what she did because even when he finds out and gets his memory back, he loves Liz and their family.
Then for the coming 8 months it will be ”who will Jason end up with boring.

Helena is alive and she being the Queen of the Cassadines, will work her magic to save the Cassidine fourton and their hierarchy..

Tracy will get ELQ back but not before Jason gives his shares to whomever and a long story to get them back.

Sonny will get Avery back but before a long story blame game and in the end Sonny & Ava will be on friendly terms sharing coussey..
Carly will have her jealous fit time and push Sonny into Ava’s arms.

Dant, Lulu and Val are insignificant in the realm of GH yawn..

Franco & Nina will bring the only intrigue/excitement..
Franco will, well he should, bring his bad bad bad boy out to play with Jason.. and they will be written to become good with each other..

Carlos, Sabrina & Michael will be written into the big snooze.

Paul mauling Ava made me barf ; just wanted to mention that YUCK!

all-in-all,, J&S will bore the bejesus outta me in the coming year; numbers will fall ..

((I miss the master of twist & turns, the intrigue, the humor, the surprising shockers, the on the edge stories/plots of RC)) GH is now void of the above, sigh ..

su0000
su0000

Please, everyone- enjoy the ‘autocorrect’ have a laff or 2 at the ”smart” of it 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

“Jason” and ELQ shares. the one thing that pissed me off; when Jason blurted out to Nicholas… that his 12 shares will be ( i think ) returned to Tracy and the Quartermaines… and therby giving the Q’s the majority back in the fold. so… it’s now here nor their… for Nicholas Cassadine Empire? I hope not! and yeah, i’m in the minority… Tyler Christopher as a bad boy is FUN period I am so annoyed tho… (will Nicholas ever get his chance to one up or bring them down a peg or two) Sam and her super sleuthing… snore to no end in sight Hayden… another obvious entanglement with Tracy ??? I had hoped for more inrigue with Hayden… besides her obvious “blackmail”… and Nicholas ! is still LETTING Hayden control him…. Man up Nicholas… w/ Laura Jason vs. Nicholas… it can’t all be one sided… for Jason… WRITERS give Nicholas some power almost seems like Nicholas attempts to enrich the Cassadine Empire is going nowhere! all because they seem to want to prop : Jason, Sam, and the Q’s Michael / Sabrina / Carlos : LOL… this could turn out to be the best thing going… next up…. after Nicholas I love Carlos… I can’t even pinpoint it… well… I can… and it’s that latin flavor that embroils and catches Sabrina : she’s a lovely woman… ( and yes, I’ll go their ) I’ll use the race card… (GH; diversify) people of color… I am totally smitten with the idea of seeing love sees no color modus operandi. Latin flavor / Puerto Rican influence…. Carlos and Sabrina are a HOT couple! feature marquee solidify Jeffrey Vincent Parise is acknowledged for his talent… i’ve read alot of his GH co-stars praise… he blends in so well and carries all his scenes and brings an excitement and tantalize I don’t know… what do you think? are we seeing a ride off in to the sunset for Sabrina and Carlos? I get that feeling and… it will be so dissapointing of GH goes this route… Yay! Nina and Maxie (plus Franco?) ARE in fact, showing promise! LOL… did you see Julian… taken with Nina… after Maxie make-over ??? !!!! I saw it.. and I am giddy and to the moon… if these are the first remnants of Michelle STafford… coming OUT and doing her best stuff… ala ex-Phyllis… it has to be this way… to prop her character to the leader of the pack!.. Leading Lady! stratosphere to the top Dante / Lulu / Valerie : LOL… this couple is done… fried! as in who cares ? I WILL give prop and kudos to the actress playing Valerie… she slayed Lulu… telling her off! and yes, Dante just stood their… but I was cheering on Val for not letting Lulu rant and rave… hasn’t Lulu jammed the bubble gum machine ie: SCRUBS i’m waiting with baited breath on how this is treated… just a pure sham the last time Robin returned…… Read more »

su0000
su0000

hey Patrick,, you are right on !
I miss RC’s humor !!
I miss RC’s mysteries, the whodunit
I miss TC intrude
I miss Rc, the Master of twist & turns, the on the edge suspense
I miss RC’s surprise shocker – the WOW moments..

The love and kiss kiss and nosey people of J&S have offered no, no intrigue none at all SNOOOOZE ,,
— RC would be kickin azz with Nicholas and the Q’s/ Jason
Helena would have never be withering weak with tubes up her nose, she would have been delivering some hard drama, some dangerous thrills,
Jason would be stronger and becoming somewhat dangerous..
Franco would be delivering subtle bad bad boy humor in a dangerous way ..
Lulu, Dante and Val would be knee deep in deceptions and nasty betrayal, they would be interesting..
Sonny would not be a limp love guru, he would be handling Ava.
—-^^^^^^^^ I MISS RC !!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Did I read that correctly? Did you say “Nina and Franco will bring the only excitement”?
Well, bite your tongue–yet again!

Shay
Shay

@nancy dillingham…..Apparently, some people’s definition of “excitement” varies greatly from ours!

Harry
Harry

Patrick once was a character who made things happen but through terrible writing he became a character to whom things happened. I totally understand why he’s leaving.

Jen R.
Jen R.

Have the reunion,have them go off for awhile,recast Patrick,think up a reason Robin cannot return,then Patrick and Emma come back to town. As stated earlier Emma could stay with Anna while Patrick and Robin go off on that long awaited trip/honeymoon.

I like Emma and Spencer,it’s cute to see them together.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Just read Soapzone’s news and gossip for the week. Looks like Emma WILL stay back with Anna
PS You’ve got it just right, Harry, per usual, re what should happen to the characters.

aria
aria

my wish is for little emma to stay, can’t believe we have to loose her too, hope they find a way to keep her around, but its doubtful, so i’ll miss her, as for jason thompson, just like steve burton, adios, see you never, unless you return to GH.

su0000
su0000

hi aria..
I highly doubt the writers will split up the Drake family..
The 3, the family belong together..
Emma is hardly ever seen, anyways..
Anna can not play mother to Emma and have Emma in her
whirlwind dangerous life.. not a good place for Emma to be and turning Anna into a do nothing grandma would kill the Anna character..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

“The three belong together,” eh? Well, I thought Luke and Laura “belonged together,” as you say–what happened there? They were ONLY the most romantic, exciting couple that ever was written on GH–and they “saved” the show from cancellation to boot (along with Gloria Monty and the writers, of course).

Fanny
Fanny

My wish as well…Anna & Emma R perfectly paired…
As I mentioned before…Anna has too large a home
to live in it alone.

CeeCee
CeeCee

And, a large heart, my sweet lady.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee…Sweetheart, how true that is… She’s pure of heart &
as much as Emma,Patrick & Robin belong together…I sincerely
wish she stays in Port Charles with Anna.
Hope you and your family had a blessed thanksgiving..happy &
healthy as it should always be.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, Fanny….likewise, mon amie.

Rose
Rose

Fanny…Anna and Scorpio had their times they were MIA when “sweet” Robin was Emma’s age. However, many times when you are the grandmother, you do a way better of parenting than when you were the Mom. It’s not the perfect family scenerio, but until Patrick and Robin do what ever they are going to do, I’d like very much to see Emma stay with Anna if she’s going to stay in Port Charles. Besides Anna, Emma has a community of people who care about her. And I’m sure Spenser will never leave her alone in the park again. And who knows, maybe her dad will come back as a re-cast Patrick Drake.

Fanny
Fanny

@Rose…. This would be a perfect scenario for Anna like a
“Do Over” of sorts….

Beth
Beth

I like Robin and Patrick, though I can’t say I’ve watched GH regularly over the years, and I thought Jason Thompson’s tweet was very sweet. When you’re a fan of a couple and your soap has messed with them in some pretty stupid ways, you appreciate one of the actors in the pairing cheering on the couple and appreciating the fans. I thought it was classy, and I might even tune in just to see Scrubs if GH does right by them.

Wilda Kerney
Wilda Kerney

Beth, you said that very well. My understanding is that little Emma will be staying on with Anna. What gets me is that everyone with their “opinions” haven’t realized that what ever happens to Patrick is already done, written, and in the can! Which means that anything we write or argue about can’t change what has been already done. Jason Thompson has shot his last scenes, we just have to wait and watch how it plays out.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hey Wilda, I think the majority of us DO recognize that “Patrick is already done, written, and in the can.” However, we like to share our opinions, don’t you?

Candy Lou
Candy Lou

i hope they get back together and if he is leaving then the two of them should go off happily ever after. Emma should be with them too, but i love the little girl on GH. but they are a family

joann
joann

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joann
joann

I hope she explains what happened and that he will be willing to listen. She was tryig to protect her family. Hope they all leave together.

Anita
Anita

I’d like to see Patrick & Robin reconnect, even if they don’t leave Port Charles together. I’d love to have Robin back, and tho I hate to think of the family split up, I really want Emma to stay !!!! She’s a precious one & should be part of Port Charles well into the future !!!

luisa
luisa

don’t really care recast him, he’ll be back

Walter
Walter

If we lose Emma, maybe Brooklyn could come back as a new character?

Jeannie case
Jeannie case

Can’t wait to see a HAPPILY ever after if he’s gotta go at least give us a SCRUBS ending worth waiting for!!! I love Jason Thompson but I can’t see him as Billy Abbott Jill Faren Phillips Ruined Billys character along time ago GH couldve made a good storyline for Patrick without another woman SCRUBS will forever be my favorite COUPLE so let’s hope the writers give us what we want!! Good Luck Jason but you should’ve never followed Jill she’s gonna mess you up just like she has everyone else’s character on Y&R look at poor ole Sharon & Nick they should be together and happy but she’s made that a TRAIN WRECK!!! No wonder she’s gone from GH

Jeannie
Jeannie

Hopefully they find away to keep Emma on the show! Great little actress!

Judy R.
Judy R.

I have never been a “Robin” fan….I think she was a better actress when she was 5 years old ! However…Jason Thompson has been one of the best GH adds in decades…very talented actor and “Emma” is an absolute doll and has a very promising career, she is extremely talented !!!!!! I’m having trouble understanding why Jason Thompson would leave GH for another soap ?? I could understand if he was moving to prime time which would be easy for him because he can really act !!!!!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

It’s funny that there seemed to be such a huge fan outcry against the storyline in that many felt Robin would never leave her daughter, Emma. And now there seem to be a lot of calls to have Robin and Patrick leave town — but leave Emma behind. I get that there’s affection for the young actress, but storywise I really don’t think it would satisfy.

Timmm
Timmm

First: There will be no recasting. Think about it, they left Robin off canvas for so long if they were interested in keeping the Drakes on the show it would have happened and it didnt.

Second: If they were going to recast Patrick it would only be if Kim was staying and she is not. Besides, Jason Thompson was great and I’m willing to bet a new actor wouldnt please most of the GH fans. Let it go!

Third: We love little Emma BUT she belongs with her MOM and DAD! we have been saying this for years! Let her go! She can visit Anna from time to time so she grows up in front of our eyes like Robin did.

su0000
su0000

Hi Timmm..
I agree.. there will be no recasting of Patrick..
Outside of sparse friends he has no ties to GH Port Charles, any longer..
There is nobody, there is nothing for him in Port Charles to even give him a story.
the Patrick character has been a placeholder since Robin left..
A recast would be a huge fail …

Yes, Emma belongs with Patrick oh and Robin too..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hey, how about bringing Greg Vaugh back as Lucky (a role he once played) now that he has left DAYS–THE SPENSER FAMILY BELONGS TOGETHER ALSO–LOL. (Is there an echo in the room?)

Shay
Shay

@Timmm…..How right you are that Emma belongs with (both) Patrick and Robin! Today’s episode certainly made that abundantly clear! I realize that there are many viewers who are enamored of this little miss, but she has always come off as a bratty, whiny, overbearing annoyance to me…..hence I would love to see her off with her parents for a quintessentially “happily ever after” ending for the entire Drake family unit. As you say, Emmae can always visit Anna in the future if she is considered to be that indispensable to viewers….furthermore, I cannot imagine any suitable scenario that would leave her in her grandmother’s custody, as it has been strongly suggested. This child already has huge abandonment issues, and to reunite her with her mother for perhaps a New York minute, then suddenly place her with Anna, would be cruel—to say the very least! The only way it would make sense would be if her parents were killed or in imminent danger, and that would surely not constitute a happy ending for the Drakes, now would it???? Quite frankly, I’m a bit perplexed at the notion that Patrick can depart Port Charles, yet leave behind his supposedly beloved daughter…….I really hope that Dr. Drake’s final GH chapter has a real rhyme and reason to it so that it rings true, and is not predicated simply to provide an outcome that will satisfy a certain group of fans that loves a pint-sized, and not exactly essential, player.

Timmm
Timmm

Having said that Shay, MAYBE Emma is better off with Anna! Did you see the other day when Patrick sent Emma off to a sleep over? Mind you, the girl was just snatched a couple weeks ago in the park. Patrick opens up the door, says goodbye to the little angel and closes the door behind him! Why the hell, even if she had never been taken before, doesnt he walk her to the car OR at least watch her get into it safely? DUMB!

Sophie
Sophie

Have been a gh fan for fifty years. It has been painful for me to watch the storylines deteriorate in the last few years. The stories have gone from fantasies to pure absurdity that I can’t follow or have little interest in doing so for the most part. I DVR regularly and find it tedious to go through them all. I’m just not enjoying them. The show is a part of my life but I’m so disappointed in it.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

A long-timer here, also, Sophie!

k/kay
k/kay

My wish for 2016 is that GH & Y&R will use their casting department and quit running thru the parking lot poaching actors it has grown tiresome. FYI Just because your ratings our up does not mean the quality of the show is.

Jones
Jones

Seriously Y & R get your own actors and actresses quit taking them from GH !!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Mark Teshner’s casting in days of old used to be spot on–not so much, anymore, I’m afraid.

JB
JB

Does anyone know if the executives at GH have said anything about what will happen to Emma?

Rose
Rose

I can’t see how they would keep her around if both parents are not on screen. But maybe if we are lucky they can have her visiting her grandma since Anna is still around.

Eileen
Eileen

Yay! I knew JT loves his scrubs just as much as we do. Long love Patrick & Robin and their daughter Emma.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

If GH is smart, they should write the character off with Robin for a while….wait and see how things “shake out” with Jill & Co….

If he has a 2 year contract, he will be running back to GH by then….and then perhaps GH will get some good writers back and create a great story line for him to come back.

DomSmythe
DomSmythe

Robin is a legacy character and KMc a phenomenal actress. She has survived thru various writing/producing regimes because of her talent, charisma and chemistry with all of her co-stars. She was part of three supercouples: Robin & Stone, J&R and Scrubs. In short, she’s a legacy character.

Patrick and his portrayer JT was compelling as part of Scrubs, but otherwise uninteresting. There’s a reason Patrick was on screen less and less after KMc left in 2012. Frankly, Patrick is not important enough to recast.

Scrubs fans got a few great years (2005-2009), but also some bad, OOC storylines. For e.g. why Patuck cheated with Lisa was never well written or explained. He was truly happy with Robin and had fought for her after her postpartum depression. And both the postpartum and Lisa storylines were too drawn out. Then Robin’s exit flip flopping from possibly getting AIDS to being kidnapped/ dead?!! Later we fans were supposed to believe Robin would leave her family for Jason? Or that she’d lie to Patrick after so many storylines showing the futility of keeping secrets? We didn’t buy it. I’ve always believed writers can write creatively whilst keeping characters believable and grounding drama in reality. A couple can face adversity together, not always between themselves.

The Scrubs ending was technically satisfying but lacked the dramatic truth of their long history and buildup. For JT I’m glad he left for he had nowhere left to go on GH. For KMc I’m glad she’s thriving in a parallel career that offers her more creative control than being an actress in GH.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

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Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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