Just saw this on SOD and it felt like it deserved its own thread:
Kimberly McCullough is heading back to GH for another stint as Robin Scorpio. “Kimberly is part of our GH family and everyone is happy to welcome her home,” Executive Producer Frank Valentinisaid in a statement. “There is some really cool stuff planned for Robin. It’s a race against time and a trio is formed in a desperate attempt to help save a life that hangs in the balance, but that’s all you’re going to get out of me.” McCullough tells Digest that she is thrilled to be returning — with a catch. “GENERAL HOSPITAL feels like home to me,” she says. “It’s really, really nice to come back. But it’s also scary because every time I go back, they seem to [shoot] faster than they did before!” That said, it’s so far, so good. “I’ve done one episode so far and it was wonderful to be there; it always is,” she beams. Co-Head Writer Jean Passanante enthuses, “Robin’s fate is something that has been sort of hanging out there in the universe, waiting to be addressed, and [due to] circumstances beyond anyone’s control, really, we haven’t been able to do anything with it. But now we can.” “There have been a lot of unanswered questions for a long time,” nods Co-Head Writer Shelly Altman, “that we’re really very excited to be able to answer.”
Sounds interesting! Even with a lot of crap going on with this show, the combination of some resolution to both the Jason identity story and the Robin situation is reason enough for me to at least keep watching.
I’m guessing that this might be an exit story for Jason Thompson – if this is the case, I think we will lose Brooklyn Rae Sigler’s Emma nad perhaps even Finola Hughes’ Anna (she won’t really have any ties to anybody on the show anymore). Of course, this is only speculation on my part. personally, I do think it would be right to have Patrick & Robin reunited if he really is leaving the show.
I’m thrilled that KMc is coming back (: JT really shines in scenes with her, and I love & adore Robin!
Frank just announced that Finola (and Genie) signed new deals so Anna is staying and I’m reading speculation that Emma might be stayiing with her after her parents leave.
I will miss JT so so much but it’s obvious that the writers don’t know what to do with the character and I can’t blame him for wanting out.
Is JT’s exit confirmed? I’m (perhaps naively) hoping KMc’s return will influence him to stay.
It is very hard for me to see them reuniting Patrick and Robin temporarily again, but maybe they will. It does seem kind of likely that the return will facilitate an exit for Jason Thompson, but KMc did mention a story that sounded totally different from that. So who knows.