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Tristan Rogers Returns As Robert Scorpio This Week On General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

The excitement is palpable with General Hospital fans who will get their Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) back in action later this week on new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series Rogers reported his first airdate back is Wednesday, December 17th!

Today, ABC Network Current Series Executive Nathan Varni tweeted, “Excited to welcome back @tristanrogers to #GH! You’re not going to want to miss this story! Later this week on ABC!”   Next, Tristan Rogers enthusiasticlly responded via Twitter with a response: “Nathan. Thank you so much for the support. I am looking forward to getting back with the ABC family.”

Last week, Rogers teased: “Just finished todays work. We are getting more into the Anna and Robert as a team. This is fun. Have just finished the days work. It gets better and better.”   Tristan then intimated what fans will see this week:  “Next weeks shows are a continuation of what we set up this week. It goes on.”

Today Tristan added:  “On set today. And the adventure continues. Just taped my last show for 2015. Be back in ’16. The adventure continues.”

So are you happy for Tristan’s imminent on-air return?  Do you think Robert and Anna (Finola Hughes) will help save Robin (Kimberly McCullough)?  Do you think Robert will also help her unravel the mystery of Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise?  Is Faison (Anders Hove) not far behind?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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CeeCee
CeeCee

Finally….what everyone has been wishing for, is happening!! Three Cheers, y’all.
I will get to see the Robert Scorpio version of Mr. Rogers; lol. Colin leaves me with much to be desired; so, my expectations are great. HaHa. Do your thing, Robert. Pair up with your daughter’s mother and, fly away; slay the dragon and together rescue Robin. Let’s see ‘whatcha’ got…..

AJQ
AJQ

I wish I could be as enthusiastic but the bottom line is that Tristan’s return is nothing more than a ploy and Varni’s tweet is extraordinarily disingenuous.

Robert Scorpio is coming back for a “visit.” Why a visit? Why isn’t Robert Scorpio on contract and a mainstay on General Hospital, you know HIS show?

Nothing has changed. Bring back popular vets like Robert to bring eyeballs and then dismiss them and hope people stay for Franco & Nina. It hasn’t worked yet.

How exactly does Frank and Varni sell this to Sherwood and Lee? If you were running the network wouldn’t you ask the obvious question of why aren’t favorites who you promote for ratings on regularly, instead of all these new characters and actors? If Robert Scorpio can draw viewers, why isn’t he on full time doing just that? Minboggling.

But now we get into groundhog day territory. Robert and Robin return. Mac too, maybe even Felicia. Ratings improve a bit. They leave just in time for some polar vortex and weather so cold that more people are home so the ratings do pretty well in February anyway.

Then people realize they’re left with Franco, Nina, Kiki, some contrived ship called Julexis with Julian Jerome playing the family man and people tune out. FF to the Nurses Ball that might improve things again, then a summer in the doldrums and so on.

So let’s bring Robert Scorpio on for a brief stay and maybe we can keep GH afloat for Franco, Kiki, Nina, Julian, Ava and all those other great and well loved GH characters. Ridiculous.

su0000
su0000

Tristan got a great deal with CBS/Y&R..
He rarely works yet he gets paid..
CBS/SONY has the budget to do that ABC doesn’t..
Actors will go where they get the sweet perks and the most money..

With a contract, which Tristan had, he is guaranteed a set pay if or if not he works..
I’m not sure if he is still under contract or recurring which is paid by the scenes..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, my, AJQ. you sound soooo depressed. I have never met Robert Scorpio. But, I have heard so much about him, I await with bated breath. Are you trying to rain on my parade? LOL ( please do not take me too seriously). I do sympathize, though. I complain all the time….Yet, I come back for mor. Why? I love my soaps.
The doldrums are kicking in?…only a little bit?…well, only for a couple of storylines for me. Actually it gives us the opportunity to appreciate the good storylines….you know, the ones we all love; with a plot that makes sense, or one that does not cater to adults acting like children?
I love my Nina and my Roger. Oh, yeah, add Kiki to that. I think she’s doing great. I also know that I am in the minority….
So, you feel that Tristan’s appearance will be to assuage/quench some of the fans’s thirst for GH vets or to boost the above characters’s acceptance? Are you suggesting GH needs these vets because it is on its last leg? You must realize, AJQ, that there are many new fans , very, very many, who are not familiar with these vets. Life goes on. Vets age….I must have repeated this ad nauseam; some of these great thespians are retired or semi-retired. Perhaps they do not want to work every day. I respect you, your opinion and any other fan who feels the same way as you. Of course, it is a given that I respect the vets, but, it is what it is. This is reality. The younger generation needs a chance to venture into this business, no? We cannot constantly bemoan the vets’ absences. Cheer up, AJQ. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Shay
Shay

As usual, so very well said, AJQ! I could not agree with you more! However, I am still going to savor the much-requested return of Robert Scorpio and celebrate his apparent “Christmas escape” from “Wisconsin!” It’s been an age since I’ve felt such anticipation for anything GH-related, hence I shall not look the Varni gifthorse in the mouth, regardless of whether his is simply a short-term ploy to placate those who recall those heady glory days in a gone-by Port Charles! (Plus, more Robert, Anna, Robin, Mac, Laura, Monica, Tracy, Johnny Z., et al, equals less Nina, Franco, Sappy, Val-Chops, Hayden, Kiki, Ava, Julian, Alexis and all the rest of their tiresome ragtag-team…..including Sonny and Carly, too!)

Dan
Dan

Franco and Nina are hardly featured on the show anymore, they’ve definitely been de-emphasized under the new writers, which is a good thing. So I wouldn’t say they’re wanting people to tune in for them. I think they’re wanting people to tune in for what, in my opinion, is a better show overall since Altman & Passanante took over. Less nonsense, more character driven stories. I know I’ve enjoyed watching more in recent weeks than I have most of the year to this point.

I do totally agree that Tristan should be under contract. That was a major blunder by FV to not sign him the last time he was on the show, and instead let him walk out the door to Y&R in the middle of a major story. But rather than worry about that behind the scenes stuff, which will take care of itself in the long run, I’m just gonna enjoy the all-time great character Robert Scorpio being back home where he belongs, for as long as he’s around.

AJQ
AJQ

CeeCee your argument has absolutely no basis in fact, that GH vets are retired, older, don’t want to work, vets age.

Somehow this ridiculous narrative has emerged on social media that GH vets are not on GH because they don’t want to be. It couldn’t be because of Frank. Genie wasn’t on because she had personal issues, her mother, she disproved that. Leslie Charleson is retired and spends her time taking cruises, well amazing, when they ask her to work, she’s on now.

Vets get older? The younger generation needs a chance? Lol! Who are you talking about? Jonh J York, John Lindstrom Rick Hearst are in their 50’s, your Roger is pushing 50. Genie, Kristina Wagner early 50’s, Lynn Herring a couple of years older. Michelle Stafford is 50.

There are many new viewers? Well the ratings suggest not many and if there are more than I think it just means more long time viewers got fed up and they are the people most likely to watch and improve ratings. And you don’t have to know the vets and their history to enjoy them. The characters are better, more well defined and that gives better story potential, a more connected canvas and that comes through to even new viewers. And they are played by excellent actors, those that don’t need to be propped.

Justin
Justin

I agree AJQ. I would like to be excited about his, but unfortunately, GH no longer remembers the actors/history that saved GH from cancellation all of those years ago. Robert should be there now, all the time, driving story like he always did. That said, so many other vets should be there as well…..Lucy, Felicia, Kevin, Mac, Monica, Bobbie…….

DYLAN
DYLAN

Awesome post AJ! So true about them trotting out the vets for these short story arcs, while leaving us with a bloated cast full of newbies that we don’t give two hoots about. Solid plan for long term ratings success.

CeeCee
CeeCee

If you would put your anger aside, you would see that I was generalizing and not talking about any particular person. Furthermore, I was including all soaps, not just GH.
Perhaps I have misinterpreted your comment? But, the main theme of your argument seems to be that it is futile to bring in vets just for a short stint. You would like to see vets stay permanently. Is this not what you meant? If I have irritated you in any way, I apologize. But, I cannot control whatever angst controls you. We try to respect each other on these boards. When we happen to disagree with another poster’s comment, we try to express our disagreement with civility…..or as Harry does; he puts a very diplomatic spin to his sardonic opinions.
There is no need to insult my intelligence by saying that I have no basis for my argument? I thought I did, and I brought it to light without insulting you, sir.
Do you take me for some kind of brainless twit? By the younger generation, I am referring to not Roger or Michelle or any of these older actors. I am specifically talking about ‘up and coming’ dilettantes such as Haley Erin, or any other actress/actor just starting out. By the same token, this does not negate my appreciation for the vets. I do have my favorites……from Jeannie Cooper to Erika Slezak to David Canary……without enumerating all of them.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Timmm
Timmm

You sound like someone who is given a Porsche as a gift and complains about the color! Enjoy the ride while it lasts my friend!

AJQ
AJQ

CeeCee, I’m not angry and I haven’t said you were a twit. I’m not sure why you need to make it personal and not just stick to the facts.

I’m tired of the made up narrative that Vets are not on GH because it is their choice. No you weren’t speaking about a specific person and neither was I. I gave several examples. The narrative is not supported by other soaps either. I watch Days sporadically and I see Victor, Maggie, Caroline, Marlena, John, Roman. It is sort of telling that when you mentioned three of your favorite vets not one was from GH.

And Dan, you’re right Franco and Nina haven’t been featured much as of late, not since August when they were dominant and the ratings really took a dive. They’ve been limited and ratings have improved.

But wait for it. They’re creeping back and really my point is that after the Jason stuff dies down and Tristan and Kim are gone, they will be right back, front and center, and TPTB are hoping that with enough people coming back for Tristan and Scorpios, they’ll stay for Franco and Nina.

Franco is creeping his way back. He’s going to be prominent at the Holiday gala, there are pictures of him drinking champagne and smiling with Maxie, the young woman, now much younger woman, that he targeted, stalked, seduced and then tormented after. And since he’s been back he’s been nothing but lewd and disgusting toward her. But he’s not Franco, he’s Roger right?

Today Franco is now in Liz’s orbit. But it’s not Franco, it’s Roger. He’ll be back at the hospital working, he’ll be around Crimson, he’ll be all over. They will do everything to make him work but without having the character earn it or create a story the audience can really buy, because he’s Roger and Frank thinks that most GH fans are OLTL fans who love Todd and just want to see him.

He is mistaken. Has been mistaken and will be and GH will continue to suffer as the former OLTL EP bends over backwards for his former OLTL actor while so many great GH characters and actors are MIA or brought back sporadically to keep the show afloat for actors like Roger who can’t do it themselves.

Harry
Harry

Why indeed, AJQ? Why is it so hard to get TPTB to give viewers what they want? Ratings plunge when such players as Nina, Franco, Ava, Paul, Kiki, Morgan, Valerie and Sabrina are featured but rise when vets such as Robert Scorpio returns. In fact, there was a collective, audible sigh of relief coming from the viewers when Mac made a surprise appearance. That collective sigh said,”We didn’t even know how much we missed Mac until he came back.”
See? I think we lower our barometer of expectations when served a big steaming pile of crappolla every day and hence, when something good is served up, we eat it up with enthusiasm.
Here is the truth–we soap fans are not that hard to please. Honestly, if we were we would not be watching day time drama to begin with. If we are engaged in collective complaints and the ratings fall, you can bet your bottom dollar the writing, direction, production and acting are not up to par. Just listen to the viewers and give them what they want–they want Robert and Mac Scorpio and they don’t want Nina and Franco. It’s that simple.

Timmm
Timmm

He was his best when he was a police commissioner. His sex appeal and his confidence were at an all time high! Now this could all return because even though he doesnt carry the badge, his sweet Anna who is available but got herself into trouble needs Robert and his little Robin needs her daddy, he will be great! Remember one thing ladies, just because a guy ages, he doesnt lose his sex appeal OR his charm! Think Clint Eastwood to! Talk to you later Love!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you for the info, Timmm. Luv-ya, always.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow! Timmm. What a great analogy about the Porsche. I appreciate your comforting comment, my love.

Harry
Harry

AJQ–I hear ya. The other day on Twitter some Twit (no one here) posted that Nina is the new Lucy Co. This bugged me. For one, why do we need a new Lucy when the old one is a classic? Just like New Coke was a disaster, so is New Lucy–bring back classic Coke, hence, classic Lucy. When I told this Twit on Twitter the aforementioned, she responded, “But Lucy is not available.” Say what? Lynne Herring would very much be interested in coming back to GH but she has not been asked! Moreover, Michelle Stafford is about the same age as Lynne Herring so it’s not an age thing. And what irks me is can’t Stafford find her own niche as an actress rather than ride on the trail winds of a classic? My feeling is Stafford is trying so hard not to be like Phyllis from Y&R that she doesn’t know where to turn as far as fleshing out her character is concerned. And it shows…Nina is very awkward to watch and an assault on my nervous processing system.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! Although I can certainly understand your exasperation in what you perceive as a slam on the younger generation of GH players—and their corresponding fanbase—I can honestly say that for me…and what also seems to be the basis of contention for most long-time viewers…the issue of newbie characters is not in the quantity of their years, but the lack of quality in their creation. Many of these new roles over the last few years—no matter the age category into which they fall—were not at all well thought out in relation to the historical nature of the happenings and citizenry of Port Charles….they were simply tossed into the mix in a willy-nilly fashion to accommodate the whims of showrunners who proudly desired to put their latest “soap refugee gets” into the spotlight, front and center, or to redefine the show with their imprint—ala players of their own inspiration—-often without fealty or deference to a majority of those beloved legacy characters who came before, most especially the precious few who still remained on the canvas at that time. (Often to be mirthfully mocked and destroyed at the pen of Ron C., no less.) The state GH was left in due to the monumental changes with “Cartini” at the helm was nothing short of disastrous…they made this soap practically unrecognizable to loyal fans before the current writing regime came in to try to repair the immense damage which was done to the heart and soul of the show. Whilst I shall definitely give credit where credit is due in the respect that our wishes for the return of our favorite characters—and a marked emphasis on them—have at least been attempted in the short-term, the point is that many of those other poorly-conceived, marginal beings left hanging at loose ends around town for no compelling or apparent purpose still need to be let go. It’s as simple as that….trying to conjure up further rhymes or reasons for keeping them around is for naught. For the most part, these characters were long ago soundly rejected as viable Port Charles denizens and continuing to toy with them in hopes of finally making them acceptable and palatable to a majority of the viewing audience is merely an exercise in futility. And yes, I do mean Sappy, Carrrrr-LOS!, Val-Chops, Hayden, Jordan, Nina, and maybe even Franco, Ava and Julian. The last three could possibly survive with enough revision and change of direction, although I’m not sure if any of them are worth it at this current juncture. (However, I must note that RoHo and Rebecca Herbst’s Liz made for an interesting and unexpectedly fresh twist of an acting duo this afternoon. And I’m loving the increasing dominance of the luscious Olivia in Julian’s orbit….it would be utterly delicious if he dumped Alexis-At-The-Ready for his latest babymama—Christmas sweater and all! LOL. As for Ava? Something major has to happen with her….she cannot continue in her totally rotten ways and expect to be tolerated simply because she birthed that… Read more »

Tristan
Tristan

Superb post, Shay!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, my lovely, Shay.
Trust me, I understand perfectly and fully what the message is. My contention is how said message is delivered…any angst towards me after my jovial comment about finally meeting Robert Scorpio, was unexpected. I was expressing my joy, nothing more; nothing less. The reply could have been made generally……not affixed to me. That made it personal. To be honest, Shay, sometimes a handful of fans make me feel less than; that I need to apologize for my age; that I am not worthy of GH simply because of my young age or that I am a new viewer.
Everyone has been a newbie( actor, actress) one time or other, albeit your argument holds true about how talented or not these newbies are, in today’s GH. I get it. You know how critical and catty I can be, Shay. By the same token, and to be fair….this is probably the best the soap gods can do. Perhaps the dregs of aspiring actors is what is offered now. But, Alexis is no newbie, is she? I do not like her acting…it is forced….soon she’ll declare her pregnancy. Well, Kris Jenner thinks she may be pregnant at 60, why not Alexis?
Lamenting about the vets and why are they not back is getting old, Shay. I merely made a general statement that some of these fine thespians are done. They want to enjoy their retirement. Some have health issues. However, I was unceremoniously blasted, naysaying my words. No one knows why the vets are not all here. I don’t really care. That is my point. To add to Timmm’s very appropriate analogy with the Porsche, lol……”Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
So, Shay, what if none of these actors/actresses can rise to the pinnacle of honor? Do we stop watching? It is definitely a catch 22. We all age, including actors. However, even the aging process was brought into question. I did not make up the phenomenon. It does happen…lol.
Furthermore, Shay….thank you for talking to me as an equal. Not as a nuisance; not as an imbecile; not as a child.
Right back ‘atcha’, amica mia.

Rose
Rose

Shay…Finally had a chance to play catchup on the comments. So some ramblings at 3am…

Well said about the vets vs the newbies. I’m all for newbies, and have been around for many who are now considered favorite vets, like Anna/Robert, or Felicia/Frisco, etc. There were also casualties, but for those that made it, they seemed to have way better stories to work with than the current crop, and just a bit more flair.

Love the positive feelings about Tristin’s return, however brief. Hope it’s much longer if the writers can do him and Anna justice.

Guess I’m more tolerant towards some characters than you, but that’s par for fan preferences. However I do feel bad when they bring in A-list actors to GH and give them questionable storylines/roles…like Roger, Michelle, Ava, Julian. I’m not going to include James Franco because I’m not a great fan, it was one of his temporary experiments, and his Franco was just too perverse and bizarre.

Wish age wasn’t such a touchy topic. Don’t know why it even has to be mentioned since soap characters and fans are a community of all stages/ages and experiences. Depending on what end of the spectrum you are on (or tolerance for violence like Su, who many of us have a kind of “affection” for, and then there’s JimL spinning his offshoot stories) , some comments can be read as negative. Shouldn’t be this way because I don’t think they are meant that way, but I guess it boils down to how things are said, and then heard.

Harry
Harry

I am having issues. Shut up! I mean, computer issues!
Suffice to say, Shay’s post is a brilliant thing of beauty. Thank you Shay for saying it so much better than I ever could.

Harry
Harry

Honestly, I don’t want to BE that person who dwells on the past. But circumstances dictate that I be that person. No team of brilliant engineers can replicate the pyramids, no writers from Oxford’s MLA Writing program can come close to Shakespeare, Hemingway or Fitzgerald, and no rock group can even begin to dwell in the same hemisphere as the Beatles.
Check out Anna and Robert on the Beach, Part 15, Youtube and you can add to that list–no current soap opera couple can come even close to their intensely erotic love scenes. And before some whipper snapper tells me that the aforementioned is before their time, allow me to prematurely snap back,”Well, Shakespeare was before my time too!”
The truth is many things were just better in the past. I wish this were not true.

Harry
Harry

Cee Cee–I agree. Robert Scorpio is cooler than the other side of the pillow.
I just wish the cooler side of pillow could last longer.

Tristan
Tristan

Harry, I responded to you below, re: wedding on the beach.

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

Faison needs to show up at the Christmas show disguised as Krampus…lol…Robert and Anna rescue Robin who leaves town with Patrick who leaves in a witness protection program…he shows up in Genoa City calling himself Billy Abbot…Robin flies south for the winter. for all i care..Carlos hopefully escapes and takes Sappy with him…then i can start singing, ‘Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!’…lol

su0000
su0000

I have to say;
… Ron Carlivati , brought Krampus to life for the very 1st time in soap, never done before.
RC has a great imagination and he was a brave writer..

I would like if Krampus stayed active at GH Christmas…
And need Dr O. to sing!!

Shay
Shay

“Santa Claus,” indeed, jimh! That last bit of wishful thinking is just what I put on my Christmas list, too! “St. Nick” had better deliver….LOL!

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

Its all i want for Christmas…lol

Shay
Shay

Well, it may not be ALL I want for Christmas, jimh, but it certainly rates near the top of my list! I simply desire for this “Q’s Your Daddy?” paternity nonsense to be over with before Sappy drops that little Sapster….she looked absolutely ready to pop the other day….I thought she just might have given birth on that barstool at the BBQ joint! Of course, it still would have been an upgrade from her previous “roadside” delivery! LOL….

ces
ces

Hope he sticks around longer than just a short story arc. Always loved Robert & Anna as a couple.

Carlee
Carlee

Been waiting a long time for this. Robert and Anna are the best team. Their chemistry has only grown in intensity over the decades. Robert returning and possibly staying is the best news in a very long time in regards to this show.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes!

Rose
Rose

What a great Christmas present to have Tristan back as Robert Scorpio. The icing on the cake would be to have Mac Scorpio stick around, too.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

Rose – I agree with you a 100%!!!!

Shay
Shay

Hello, Rose! How lovely to hear from you….Buon Natale! So….it would seem that we are both “nocturnal creatures” when it comes to prowling the MFSoaps threads! Your keen observations about the “newbies of the past” were quite spot-on. As you said, many became our “old favorites,” yet the difference between then and now is that those individuals who debuted in roles that didn’t make an instant splash and bring on the necessary excitement or simply failed miserably were not kept on the canvas, month after month, year after year, in the false hopes of making make them finally “take.” They were let go to make room for hopefully better, more well-accepted players. That was the way of soaps as far back as probably either of us cares to remember. As far as I’m concerned, this mass “force-feeding” of certain characters on GH became much more prevalent with the arrival of “Cartini.” I’m not saying that all soap showrunners don’t have their special pets and bend over backwards to keep them in the spotlight, but not on the grand scale that was so apparent with this former team! It seemed particularly unprecedented to me….and even with Ron C. gone, it appears to be continuing to this day. There have been so many failed experiments that just forever endure in Port Charles, whilst those popular characters with huge fanbases have been either written out (Michael Easton’s Silas) or their actors allowed to go elsewhere because TPTB won’t fight to keep them with good storylines or monetary incentives (?) (Jason Thompson)…yet, there always seems to be enough in the budget to add another insipid newbie or grab a big name refugee from another soap, which has shown little indication of making for successful integration into the existing Port Charles landscape. It’s frustrating….to say the least! Of course, we differ upon whom is an asset to the show in terms of the current cast of characters, but we can certainly concur that Robert Scorpio’s return to the fold was a truly positive one! I should love to see him remain this time around, for a possibly rekindled relationship with Anna, and just to restore some order in town as a member of the “old guard!” Let’s face it, the man has both charisma and gravitas…in spades!!!! And his promised resurgence is one of the things that lured me back to the series….I took a nearly solid three-month hiatus from the program in late summer and through most of the fall….every once in awhile that happens for me. I get so disgusted, I just have to tune out….it was actually reaching the point where I wondered if there would ever be reason enough to resume watching, but I will admit there has been a move toward the positive over the last month or so. (Alas, it’s still not “there” for me…..many annoyances continue to exist, but the nods to the traditional aspects of the show have been duly noted and appreciated!) It’s odd that you… Read more »

Rose
Rose

Shay…I’ve often wondered on why they’ve kept some cast and stories on to such mixed reviews. Heard a really good interview with members of the Star Wars movie…all without spoilers. Liked Harrison Ford’s take on what he thinks is the success…good story, universal concept, good vs evil, one being stronger than the other at given time, continuity, relationships, how they are passing the torch. Some of the new cast members said they were proud to be part of an on-going, forever story they grew up with and loved. Sigh!!! Just the things I think most of us GH and, even Y&R fans, have been asking for.

It’s not that I don’t see some of what you might call superficial details of my own. In my working careers, compared to the businesses you say you’ve been involved in, these kinds of details might have been mentally noted but not discussed.

Tristan
Tristan

I am giddy with joy!!!!!! And I don’t care if that makes me sound like I have a schoolgirl crush. Love TR. Love TR with Finola. Love both of them with KMc.

Does anyone else remember that this is the thirty year anniversary of Anna’s and Robin’s debuts on GH? This adds a poignancy to the reunion of the three, which poignancy is reinforced by the fact that 30 years ago they had to rescue Robin, during the “Asian Quarter” storyline. Thirty years later teamed together to bring their little girl home again!

It seems as though TR’s stay is going to be longer than originally conceived. It was first supposed to be a 10 day arc. Now, with him coming back after Xmas for more adventure, hmmm…I’d love him to stay and have a triangle with Anna and Laura. Because Paul has been turned into a gun-running murderer, with clearly a short “shelf life,” he has no viability as a long-term romantic interest for the actresses in this age range.

Come on ABC. Get TR on contract!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This show needs an unambiguously good and heroic male lead, a male moral center.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

I am a huge fan of the Scorpio family as well! Wow, you’re right, Anna and Robin both debuted in 1985! Seems to me Robert & Anna teamed together to find Robin a couple of years ago, and when Anna & Robin first saw each other we got a flashback of the Asian Quarter reunion. I am thrilled to see that Tristan is returning in 2016, he tweeted something along the lines of “what storyline would you like to see for Robert if you could have your wish?” Wow, I think most of us want to see Robert & Anna, working as a team, just like Tristan said. They have always had magical chemistry, whether as friends or lovers. And you are correct, GH needs a hero. Remember Robert, Frisco and Sean? Those were the days .. (sigh)

Leah
Leah

2015 was special milestone for all the members of the Scorpios Its the #35 YearsofRobertScorpio in Dec, #30YearsofRobinScorpio in Sept and #30yearsofAnnaDevane in April..

I love me sum Scorpios and I so hope Tristan Rogers and Robert Scorpio is back to stays..Port Charles and I need him.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Tristan!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Amen!

Harry
Harry

Tristan, do you remember Anna and Robert’s beach wedding montage which featured Stevie Wonder’s “All is Fair In Love”?
Oh my God.

Tristan
Tristan

Harry, oh yes I do remember. That whole introduction of Anna, by Gloria Monty, was masterfully done: beautifully filmed on location, superbly acted. The story was told in flashback and was exceptional. Gloria Monty never started a story — in her 1970s-1980s heyday — that didn’t already have a predetermined arc and conclusion. They were like novelas. And the drama came not from plot points, but from clearly defined character motivation. When she needed to make Anna a heroine, to fill the gap left by Emma Samm’s departure to “Dynasty,” it wasn’t immediate. It was built carefully and led to the introduction of Robin, thirty years ago. Do you remember how Robin used to call her dad “Robbie,” before she knew Robert was her father? Those were the days. GH’s golden age, with the Wendy Riche/Claire Labine years the silver age. What substance can we use to label our current age? Is it the coal age, the cow chip age?

Mateo
Mateo

Excited to see where this will go. I love Anna Devane but she appears lost with no one to relate with. This tortured Anna is wearing thin. I want her strong side showing again. I love GH and am excited to see where things are headed.

Michele
Michele

I’m worried that Robert Scorpio will not be in character as long as mobsters are the heroes. On his last visit, he said he was the one who made sure Julian didn’t leave Witness Protection, and that Julian was only able to escape because he had been in a coma … then he just skipped town and let Julian kill 3 more people. That’s hardly the RXS I know and love. I am also concerned about the on-again, off-again, off-screen-again, relationship with Holly. RnH were GH’s second supercouple and they kept the show interesting when LnL left, yet GH has treated them terribly since their 2006 returns.

su0000
su0000

Have no fear, Michele..
there are no monsters on GH..
Sonny is a crime lord and has invisible someones under him, he is 1 man not a mob.
Julian is grandpanized..
Paul is Cartel , not as a mob, he is crime a crime lord..

Scorpion, Anna, the Cassadines, Jax are not of a mob and have never been mobsters.
They are in a different league than mobsters..

Liam
Liam

I’m right with you Michele. I loved Robert and Holly and the former regimes of the past 10 years have ruined the character of Holly as well as the potential for a revisted (real) Robert and Holly reunion. While I enjoyed Ana and Robert, Ana was brought on as a Robert/Holly spoiler and became a placeholder after Emma Samms left. Because Finola Hughes is a very talented lady, she evolved Anna into a true soap heroine. Yes, she was magical when paired with a man (whether Duke or Robert or David on AMC). Yet, she was (and is) able to hold her own without being paired with a man.

Leah
Leah

I was a huge Robert and Holly fan, I remembered rushing home to catch GH just for them, they were SO romantic and amazing chemistry. but they’ve ruined Holly with Ethan, they boy should’ve been R&H because it was only thing that made sense but they made him Luke and ruined R&H, Holly is so strange and way too much about Luke that I don’t want Robert with her anymore, unless they really fixed Holly otherwise? I don’t want her with Robert..I was thinking if Tristan stay on? They could do romantically Robert and Laura, they had excellent chemistry on Y&R, plus Laura and Robert are old friends…

Timmm
Timmm

Ethan sucks!

Harry
Harry

Oh I loved Ethan!

horselover
horselover

Super excited Tristan is returning as the great Robert Scorpio! I hope the writers keep him in character. And I would love to see Emma Samms return as Holly. Robert and Holly were GH’s second supercouple and they seem to get forgotten. I would love to see them share some scenes together!

su0000
su0000

Tristan Rogers is wasted on Y&R..
He is seen once a month for 5 minutes, he has no story, ever.
He does nothing with Y&R, I wouldn’t even know he was with Y&R except he is seen once a month … LOL
Tristan Rogers is Scorpion! he was at his very best as Scorpion..
Y&R must pay him very will that he can get by $ with sparse appearances, good for him!!

I really really hope the new writers can write well for him with Patrick’s exit, I mean-
intrigue, mystery, ACTION, and on the edge ”WOW” moments..

(god knows J&S totally wasted him at Y&R, he was writen as a silly old man in an attic, and looking for a music box… sheeeeez.. ))

su0000
su0000

0ooh!!
I wrote ‘Scorpion’ to be Scorpio .. ohh shame on me!!

Leah
Leah

Yes, ITA, he’s totally wasted on YR, I like Colin and Jill and yet the writers never write for them, personally they’re wasting those two talent actors, therefore Tristan should be at GH where he’s needed.

Timmm
Timmm

Sadly, when Kathrine died, Jill did to!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, Leah. I always considered Colin as great comic relief. I thoroughly enjoyed that scenario about him getting frisky with Esther. I also that he and Cane would make an entertaining tongue-in-cheek investigators, lol. And, he and Jill are perfectly paired. But, as you say, he is wasted. So, I trust all of you who say Robert is a far cry from Colin, who is portrayed to look like a donkey’s arse.

Timmm
Timmm

And its not like Tristan was stereotyped when he signed on as Colin. The character sucks and it will only be memorable because of that! How can you not write for that handsome devil!

Harry
Harry

Timm,my fear is that they are starting to do the same with Michael E Knight’s character.

Leah
Leah

well, I’ll be watching GH again, if there any character that would get me watching this soap again it’s Robert Scorpio…

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I miss the adventure so please bring it back.

Timmm
Timmm

I dont know how they did it BUT, who cares, Robert Scorpio is back on GH and he is doing Y&R and GH BOTH a favor! Y&R will not write anything for this mega talent AND GH, well, his history and talent writes itself! Welcome back Tristan and I LOVE that you mentioned 2016!

mysty
mysty

YES!! Right where he belongs on GH. NOW sign him ABC…Now all we needs is Emma Samms back as Holly, so we can get a meaningful, heartfelt R&H reconnection that happened on screen, enough of the off screen for Robert and Holly.

Timmm
Timmm

I love Emma Samms but lets forget her for now. She isnt coming on. Tristan’s return is all about Anna and Robin and it should be! How many times have we waited for these three to be on camera together when it makes perfect sense and they are not. Well, now they are and lets embrace this. Holly, perhaps another time?

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

Well said Timmm!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Tristan Rogers is woefully underused at Y&R, as is Jess Walton, which is a damn shame because they are both very talented actors who can drive front-burner story no problem. But to be honest, without Genie Francis’ Genevieve in Genoa City, I don’t see a point to Colin. When Francis left, Rogers should have stayed gone, because his story dried up.

Plus, Rogers is MUCH more needed at GH, and Robert Scorpio will always be his best role. Hopefully the execs realize that soon, and sign him to a contract, like they should have done when he was on the show last. Y&R doesn’t use him nearly enough, nor is he needed for story. GH is a much more suitable place for him and his talents.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m really looking forward to this story.

aria
aria

GH needs to put tristan rogers on contract, they need someone in his age bracket on contract. Robert needs to help Anna clean up port charles. That doesn’t mean get rid of Sonny either, Sonny is the shows anti hero for better or worse, yes he’s in the wrong side of the law, but he still the shows top leading men. plus, every show has their top hero and villain so there you go. the balance of villains is to hi, how is Anna suppose to get Paul and Julian and Carlos? theres no way paul and carlos can be redeem, no matter how much fans like/love them, or for that matter julian, to me he’s a weasel and he needs to pay for putting the hit on duke.

Tristan
Tristan

I will never be able to warm up to Julian because of his role in Duke’s death. In fact, I can’t stand him. It says little for the character of Alexis that it doesn’t bother her!

Shay
Shay

Oh, Tristan, don’t you know that when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, all that really matters to Alexis is her own physical gratification, be it from the likes of Sonny, Ric, Jerry, or Julian???? As long as her nearly-constant itches are being scratched, she is more than ready and willing to put up with just about anything from a man, all sanctimony and faux high standards aside!!!! That’s why I find her character to be so repulsive….in addition to her teenage-like conduct and tacky, revealing wardrobe, of course.

jeanne roberta
jeanne roberta

What happened to Robert. One second he was there and the next he’s gone .He didn’t even have a final scene. Just Anna on the phone mentioning him going after Carlos. I really believed that Robert and Anna working together like the old days. I guess Frank Valenti has a cruel sense of humour. But there’s a glimmer of hope.. I guess I’m an optimist. With my head stuck in the sand. They are making Paul good so he can be a love interest for Anna. ugh

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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.

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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.

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’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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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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