It was a very emotional day for not only the fictional characters of the Scorpio-Drake family and their beloved friends, but also for the actors who were watching viewers reactions unfold on social media, while also sharing some heartfelt behind-the-scenes photos from the taping of their final episode together. Of course, we are talking about Jason Thompson (Patrick) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin), who off and on for ten years created screen magic together as one of the most memorable couples in soap history, Patrick and Robin.
Now on to their grand finale on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital. As they prepare to start life anew in California, Patrick and Robin at the urging of their daughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) get remarried in Port Charles in front of their family and friends. This tearjerker unfolded and provided Scrubs fans with plenty of hankie-filled moments. Chief among them was the wedding. As Mac (John J. York) presided over the ceremony, Patrick and Robin renewed their vows, but not before each of them said their own vows to Emma. Patrick vowing to make sure Emma’s life in California is just as special as it was in Port Charles, and Robin vowing to never leave Emma’s side ever again. Moment by moment throughout the episode it became harder to distinguish where the story was unfolding and the real-life goodbyes were happening, because this was indeed Thompson’s last scenes.
After the nuptials, Carly (Laura Wright) finally thanked Robin for bringing Jason Morgan home! A storypoint that needed to be addressed, because as you recall, Carly and Robin got into a major spat at the hospital shortly before Robin up and left her family to find Jason. Best friends Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Patrick shared an emotional and heartfelt goodbye. Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) and Robin also shared some special moments before the ceremony and after. We also noted the moment where the old Billy Abbott ( Miller) wished the new Y&R Billy Abbott (Thompson) well in a scene between Jason and Patrick.
In a touching moment, Sonny (Maurice Benard) thanked Patrick for all of his support and help in getting him this far in his recovery. Since Sonny’s legs started to move, Patrick told Sonny this is all very encouraging, and he is left in the care of wonderful doctors who will oversee his case.
In a another heart-tugger, Anna (Finola Hughes) gives Emma an airline ticket. She tells her granddaughter she can come to visit anytime she wants. Later, when it’s time to say goodbye, we noticed a very special hug between longtime scene partners, Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson as Anna and Patrick said farewell. Of course, there was also the scene where Anna and Robin said another heartfelt and heartbreaking goodbye – the best mother/daughter on-screen duo on the planet. Mac also gives his love to Robin as well in another heart-tugger as does her father, Robert (Tristan Rogers), who also tells Patrick to look after his daughter.
In one final moment as she looks around at the Drake home, Robin flashes back and remembers moments of her life with Patrick in a montage.
Finally, the time has come. Anna tells Patrick and Robin they better leave if they plan on catching their plane. In this bittersweet moment, they say their final goodbyes and walk out the front door with Emma between them … off to their new life and to their new adventures together as one united family. They get their happy ending.
Watch the Scrubs montage that aired on yesterday’s episode below. Then let us know: What did you think of the episode? Did you reach for the hankies? Which moment got to you the most? Share your sentiments in the comment section below – one last time for the love story of Patrick and Robin.