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62 February 19th, 2014 GENERAL HOSPITAL: Patrick Is Crushed When Robin Reveals Her Plans To Save Jason!

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On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, as Robin (Kimberly McCullough) tried to explain away and concoct reasons why she had to all of a sudden up and leave Port Charles and Patrick (Jason Thompson) and their daughter, Patrick was not buying her rationale!  Finally, Robin reveals the truth when she realizes she can’t lie to her husband any longer.

In key scenes, Robin tells a stunned Patrick that she needs to leave to save her dear friend Jason Morgan, and how this all came about thanks to a visit from Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghils)! As Robin explains her reasons for needing to save Jason’s life and to bring him home to his son Danny and wife Sam (Kelly Monaco), Patrick is reeling and absolutely crushed.  Here he pined away for his wife for two years believing she was dead, and after finally being back with him and Emma, she feels the need to go help Jason? The Hitman?

From there, an emotional fight ensures between the couple where a lot of painful memories are brought to the forefront including … that it was two years ago to the day that Robin risked her own life to back in the lab that exploded to help save Jason’s life.   Patrick then says to Robin: “He’s more important.  The last time that you did this.  You were gone for two years.  So what is it this time? Is it a week, is it a month, is it a year, ten years?   To which Robin responded: “All I know is that I spent two years as a prisoner.  Hoping and praying that someone would find me.  Knowing that nobody would.”  A heartbroken Patrick then says:  “We couldn’t come search for you, because we thought you were gone.  We thought you were dead.”   Robin then says, “And so everyone thinks Jason is dead. He’s in the same place as I was, only it’s worse!” Later, when Robin reveals that Jason is someone who never, ever let her down.  Patrick responds “And I have?  Is that what this is about… payback?”  And finally Patrick walks out the door devastated at Robin’s need to save Jason over being with her family.

Kudos for another gut-wrenching and raw performance by Jason Thompson.   In one of the most difficult stories to swallow for long time Scrubs fans, and that of General Hospital, the audience felt how every word of Robin’s plans stung Dr. Patrick  Drake.   And you got to give props to Kimberly McCullough too, for making this story as real as possible and in her heartbreaking scenes with Thompson.  While many GH fans are very unhappy about her exit and the short reunion of Patrick and Robin,  these difficult scenes to make palpable  to the audience in the hands of Thompson and McCullough proved that no matter what, these two have created on-screen chemistry that will never be forgotten.

Watch the emotional showdown between Patrick and Robin below! Then let us know what you thought of the performances?  And what you thought of the points that were brought up by both Patrick and Robin during the scenes?

 

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  1. Tammy Kreiss says:

    More, more, more! They have Emmy clips in abundance!

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    Joshua replied

    Somebody could save Robin some time by letting her know that Jason is in Genoa City, Wisconsin boring everybody to tears.

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    Sharonda replied

    LOL You are so right Joshua. Dullan has sucked the life out of Y&R-and I don’t watch anymore since MM & BM have departed from their roles. His acting is abysmal. The writing for Patrick and Robin is out of character. Why do they act like they can’t have a relationship together? She can’t devout a 5-day work week to save Jason and come home on the weekends, call in sick, vacation time….?! It’s not like she is held prisoner-again! This story is stupid and the writers think the fans are too! They make me sick! Why didn’t she just file for her divorce and get joint custody of Emma. I’m done with GH as far as watching in its entirety. I watch reviews and maybe catch scenes I want to look at on YouTube. I’m only down to Days now….and I barely watch that, as I am waiting for Kristen to return.

    MBmomof3 replied

    And save the rest of us from this stupid exit storyline.

    k/kay replied

    @Joshua best comment I have seen in a long time!

    rebecca1 replied

    LOL

    Max replied

    Totally pitiful storyline. Robin has been a character on this show for decades. This decision to leave her family is totally out of character for her role. They should have never brought her back if there was no intention of having her on the show for a realistic length of time. I’m getting a little tired of GH promoting comeback of old characters we’ve missed and then they are gone again. There’s been too much of that. It’s like tossing out glitter in an attempt to keep ratings up. Give us a little continuiting and substance.

    Shay replied

    And let’s hope he stays there, Joshua! I certainly don’t miss SB….or his character. Although I am not against a Jason recast somewhere down the road, I’m not exactly waiting with baited breath for it to happen either…..

    Harry replied

    Okay, Joshua, not fair! You ought to warn someone that you’re about to make them roar with ribald laughter.

    David replied

    Funny one! Exit storyline is not the best but makes sense. It would nice to get a nuJason and Robin together and some crazy Cassadines.

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    Sabrina replied

    I agree with you guys too! Like why the hell would the make robin leave there family?! The could of went on that vacation they planned. They didn’t have to write her out. Sometimes we go months without seeing sonny, but they have to do this to robin?? Like they make her try to look bad or something !!

  2. Marie says:

    Amazing performances by both Jason and. Kimberly. They were able to make something so real despite the exit storyline making no sense. The audience knows that Robin would never leave her daughter (and Patrick) after having fought to get back to them for two years. She wouldn’t leave for ANYONE, including Jason. The audience knows that which is why the story itself ultimately fails. In addition, the entire return went off the rails after the church, as Ron basically wasted the short time he had Kimberly by focusing so much time on the insipid Sabrina and not telling a plausible exit for Robin that did not include her abandoning her child.

    Still, you can’t take anything away from these performances. Jason and Kimberly always bring it and continue to be magic on screen together. Brilliant!

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  3. Mark says:

    Jason Thompson just rips my heart out he is so talented.

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  4. Lovesam1122 says:

    I think this exit story was well written and it really made me understand Robin’s reasoning. There performances were outstanding. It was true to form Robin.

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    SZima replied

    Well written? Understandable? Say what???
    This exit story is deplorable and very poorly written. Makes no sense whatsoever. Robin would not do this.
    As far as acting goes, JT has been outstanding, but KM has been phoning it in. Totally unemotional. Who walks away from her daughter like that?

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    Paul replied

    I agree with Lovesam1122. The story has been well written and well acted.

    We’ve had to listen to people complain when KM quit, then they complained when she came back, now they’re complaining again b/c she’s leaving. I’m not sure what part people don’t get, THE ACTRESS DOES NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THE SHOW ON A FULL TIME BASIS. That means we either get short stints like this or none at all. Personally, I think they need to just recast the character or retire her permanently.

    SZima replied

    Paul…I agree with you about recasting or retiring the character of Robin. She and Patrick were meant to be a main-line story, but that isn’t possible with KMc coming and going. And because of that, and the way this exit has been written, her heart is no longer in it. She needs to just go do what she loves and divorce herself from Robin once and for all! Let Patrick move on with someone else!!

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    Sabrina replied

    Robin cannot be replaced! She has been on the show forever! No one is full time on that show we can go months with out seeing sonny, Anna,Sam,Carly?

    SZima replied

    Everyone is replaceable, but I would vote for retiring/killing the character.

    Sabrina replied

    No not everyone is replaceable. General hospital has been so upsetting the way it has been written. They are taking out all the long time characters that made general hospital for new ones who don’t belong here. I’m so upset of how this story line was written. Robin and patrick were one of the best couples ever made on gh. They always had outstanding chemistry and these writers don’t know how to write. Ever since robin left, you can even look the ratings went down hill. Pretty soon were going to see sonny and Carly leave, and I will be so upset. This Sabrina baby crap is so stupid and so rushed. This Nina crap is such crap. We don’t even know who Nina is! I’m so upset how the writers write.

  5. Sandy says:

    Why, why, WHY hasn’t Jason Thompson won a Daytime Emmy….or several for that matter, especially after scenes like Monday and Tuesday’s? Eight years he’s been absolutely stellar as Patrick Drake, pouring his heart and soul into every scene. He is way, way, WAY overdue for an award. He’s just, to quote Robin to Patrick on the day they first said I Love You to each other: “Amazing and brilliant.” Monday and Tuesday’s scenes were over the top fabulous. Just when you think Jason Thompson has done the absolute best work he’s ever done, he goes even further and makes his best even better!

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    Shay replied

    Make that seven years he’s been absolutely stellar…..JT was sleepwalking through all that pathetic Putrina pablum he was presented over the last 12 or so months….he only really came alive again when he spotted Robin in the church. After a few questionable moments when he wavered over his commitment to his wife, he finally reclaimed his man card and reunited his family. His behavior since then has been much more true to his original self.

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    Sandy replied

    Very true. Very, very true, Shay! You are spot on with that!

    Shay replied

    Thank you, Sandy! I just hope that JT gets to follow the same path once Robin departs….I like his rediscovered assertiveness and would not want to see him revert back to that clueless, aimless void he was in. I also enjoyed his putting his wife’s interest first and foremost today…. and in the process missing his appointment with Sobby to take a gander at that supposed baby of his. Still wishing for a twist that makes the bambino belong to Car-LOS! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Britt discovers the truth? Could be lotsa fun, although her contrite ways are beginning to be boring….I can understand her wanting to be a better person to deserve Nik, but c’mon, all’s fair in love and war, and she was in a battle for Patrick’s affections when she was going evil on the “pink mop” as Mutta so eloquently put it!!!!

  6. Sal Piscioneri says:

    I love them, these two were a perfect match in our soap world. why no Emmy’s for them together. I am very glad to have witness such on-going performances by these two. They play off each other so well. I will miss Kim/Robin wish her well and look forward to her next return. kudos and good luck dear:>)

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  7. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Like it or not, this was their best emmy deserving scenes together…maybe Patrick will turn to Liz(not Sabrina) for comfort and vice versa since both cant be with the persons they truly love…but i wont count on it!!!

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    Sharonda replied

    Patrick should be with Liz- as this is what Robin wanted when she thought she was going to die, and now she can rest in peace with Saint Jason, because heaven knows when he comes back to life he will just die again risking his life for that loser Sonny -Can Never- Kill- Anyone- Himself Corinthos!!!

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  8. Carla says:

    Team Patrick all the way. Nothing Robin said made sense to me. She needs to get over Jason and dedicate herself to her HUSBAND and DAUGHTER. My heart broke for Patrick.

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    Sabrina replied

    I agree! But I don’t think I could live with my self if I knew somebody I cared for died when I could of saved him

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  9. boes says:

    Those scenes did nothing for me other than make me despise the writers even more. Robin, despite her pull towards Jason would not leave Emma again. Patrick, maybe…..he’s an adult who could be expected to handle it. But she wouldn’t do this to Emma.
    If those idiot writers have Anna accept this decision then I’m done with this show.
    The soaps are about characters more than they are plots. And this is not acceptable or reasonable or anything that makes sense.
    Maybe the writers room at GH is cursed, or something. Ron C. pulled some OOC stuff out of his….hat …. on OLTL,, but nothing, NOTHING like what he’s done with GH. The man must be possessed by the spirit of Moe Curly and Joe.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    SHHH…Ron will see this and have Moe, Larry and Curly show up at the nurse’s ball…Moe will do his Hitler impersonation and be in seens with Dr.O…Victor will be Moe, Faison will be Curly and Heather will be Larry(or Joe or Shemp!)…hello, hello, hello, HELL NO!!!…LOL

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    su0000 replied

    If I were writing it I’d have Robin hit by bus and die..

    see RC is much nicer than me ;)

    Harry replied

    Su0000, while you would run Robin over with a bus, Ron is merely happy to throw her under one.

    Nadine replied

    not happy with kimberly/robin at all,i think they let her write her own exit & direct it,jason/patrick was great actor,hope she stays gone now,over her coming & going

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    Sabrina replied

    ANNA IS A DAMN SPY / POLICE COMMINSOR she should be able to read people! Especially are god darn daughter! They better be smart about this. These writers just suck

  10. Mary SF says:

    Well finally– this is the first scene between the two characters since Robin came back that I actually believed this man loved her and got a tiny hint of what their relationship/chemistry was about. Too bad it only came out now when she is leaving. And although I have been watching for about a year and half now, this was also the first time I was impressed with the actor playing Patrick– and thought wow this guy can act.

    Of course the next heart wrenching scene will come when Robin tells Emma she is leaving. And while I applaud the actors for giving it their all, frankly I am not so generous with the writers. I don’t like plots that are solely written to manipulate emotional response. I rather have my emotions come up through a well crafted story.

    This story since it started has felt staged– the whole point wasn’t to tell a story, but to have lots of emotional scenes involving her reunion with loved ones, to now having lots of emotional scenes for her goodbye. IMO that is not writing, that is pandering for ratings, and that pandering is my biggest pet peeve about some soaps– writing for ratings, instead of telling a good story.

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    Carol replied

    totally! Excellent comments Mary – tell g good story!

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  11. MBmomof3 says:

    Pretty impressive when actors can spin gold from $#!+ writing. Well done JT & KMc.

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  12. k/kay says:

    Evidence a photo! Poor Patrick Thompson to have to actually do this dialogue with a straight face!

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  13. Charday says:

    Great stuff for Patrick. Can’t wait till he’s back in Sabrina’s arms.

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  14. Jared says:

    It’s character destruction, plain and simple. A woman who spent much of her youth without her parents, who has been through PPD, who has been held prisoner for 2 years, who fought her way, tooth and nail, to return to her family, all while living with HIV, would not leave her miracle daughter indefinitely to go rescue some vapid mobster thug. And yes, Jason has let Robin down. Anyone recall his reaction when she told the truth about Michael’s paternity? Why does every show runner have to put the dysfunctional destructive trio of Sonny/Carly/Jason on a pedestal? They’re a trio of idiots and bullies. Why can’t Sonny go save his BFF? Robin could have easily just gone on recurring and be seen now and then like Monica, Bobbie or Audrey, until the actress has time to do another front burner story. I like RC and FV, and they have done good things with this show, but I wish they’d stop glorifying and heroizing (word?) mobsters and thugs. I just thought we’d gotten past that. I know it’s just a show, but geez, people are mad. The people were coming back, but they’re not going to tune in for crap like this. We’re down to 4 shows, and we need to keep them on the right path to save this genre.

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    su0000 replied

    The Robin character is not all that good..
    and it has been gone for 2 years..
    During her 2 years gone she was not even mentioned that much and all moved on without Robin….
    Patrick and Robin are not a super couple, super couples are rare and very long run..
    Robin worship for a character that has not been good since teen-aged years is dumb lol ..
    KMc is no better than the other actors that can actually act and never quit and walked away from GH and her fans, and walks away once again :)

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    SARAH replied

    That is absurd. Robin has been a 30 year character on this show and has been the center of some of the best storylines. It is obvious you hate the character from all your responses.

    Jared replied

    Agreed, with all due respect to the original responder to my post. Robin is a legacy character and is generally the moral compass of a show with few characters to emulate. Although fictional, her battle with HIV, while meanwhile building a career and a family, are inspiring. I generally enjoy Ron & Frank’s version of GH, and I loved their ONE LIFE TO LIVE. However, this story is wrong. I’m aware that Jason Morgan has his fans, but I’ve said on many posts, I’m not one of them, nor am I fan of Sonny and Carly (though I will always adore Sarah Brown’s Carly). Robin could have easily been back-burnered while KM works on other projects. Heck, the role could have even been recast until KM could return. Just IMHO, and it’s just MY opinion, Jason Morgan isn’t worth giving anything up for. I wrote an alternate storyline on another thread, and I believe I was called psychedelic, which is a little out of line, but I digress, because at least my idea creates an “out” that justifies Robin’s actions and redeems Jason the Quartermaine and eventually reunites Robin and Patrick.

    Sabrina replied

    ROBIN AND PATRICK ARE A SUPER COUPLE. PLEASE BEFORE YOU TALK, look at the man patrick was and look at him now when robin walked into his life. Robin is a GREAT actor and so is patrick!!

  15. Rodd says:

    Jason and Kimberly are really hitting it out of the ball park with an impossible storyline. Kudos to them for selling it so well.

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  16. angie says:

    Interestingly enough JT hasn’t had such emotional scenes since KMc left the first time. When he was stuck in Sweet Water High with Sabrina nothing. This just solidifies for me how bad Patrina was. I wish Cartini would just let a dying dog die.

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    rebecca1 replied

    He was emotional when he went to tell Sabrina he’d chosen to go back to Robin. I thought their chemistry was great in that goodbye scene…I believed the love between them, Sabrina’s devastation and Patrick’s guilt and conflict.

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    Harry replied

    Angie, could not agree more.
    Patrick just doesn’t seem the type to be into Sparkle Ponies, butterflies, unicorns and rain drops on kittens. These are not a few of his favorite things.

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  17. su0000 says:

    RC and tean had to ways to do it..
    Kill off Robin
    or
    give her a reason to leave (Jason

    No HIV send off for her all would think she was dying and after time dead..

    The way RC and team wrote Robin out was the best way with the least harm and she is leaving out of her love for Jason..

    RC in a way made Robin a Hero going to saving Jason..

    ((I would have killed Robin off by way of another bomb/explosion and would have shown her dead.. that would end this junk..

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  18. heidi says:

    Great scenes with Robin and Patrick!!! Kimberly and Jason were exceptional together!!! So difficult to have her go again but they are fabulous together… such chemistry!!! I hope GH is already trying to book Kimberly for her next return. They really do have Emmy material this year with her return and all of this!!! Great job Kimberly and Jason!!! Love GH!!!

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  19. dsbookfan says:

    I think this storyline took a turn for the better when Robin finally confessed it was about Jason. I was annoyed with the entire idea of her saying it was about her work in Africa, or about Sabrina and the baby, etc. I think it is completely believable that she would ride to Jason’s rescue no matter what is at stake. And I think Patrick’s response was spot on too — hurt, selfish, etc. II LOVED how he brought out the blow about it being about Jason the first time they thought she died. I flinched myself. I am fine with their parting being an unhappy one because it is messy and dramatic. I would not have been fine if she had left without telling him the truth.

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  20. Tonytiger says:

    There were some very emotional and powerful scenes between the two. I just hope now Patrick sees the situation for what it is, wipes his tears and moves on being a loving father to Emma, his new baby coming and a reunion with Sabrina. The woman puts him and Emma first and is loyal in everyway. Yes she lied about the baby not being Patrick’s but that was just part of her selflessness, what a beautiful person. Lets put Patrina back together and give Patrick something to smile about again. He has had enough pain for a lieftime…

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    angie replied

    Well don’t you get it? That is the plan by this regime. Bring Kimberly back have Robin crap on her family so then Patrina finally looks like a viable option.

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    Tonytiger replied

    Well sometimes these storylines can go out in left field. Dr. O being the GH COS.

  21. dawnhaze says:

    I like Patrick and Robin together. They really belong together. I do not like him with any of the others they have put him with because he belongs with Robin. But, Kimberly feels she has to do what she has to do. Maybe Patrick and Emma should go with her and help her save Jason. I love the character of Jason and I think he should come back even if they have to recast him. It was Steve Burton’s choice to leave GH. I don’t watch Y&R so I hope he is happy there but the role of Jason should be brought back for his little boy and Sam. If Patrick goes too then they can do the job faster and they can come back together or maybe he and Emma will have to come back early because of the baby but please don’t put him get with Sabrina.

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  22. Sabrina says:

    Robin was back for awhile & wanted to come back early but frank and ron weren’t ready to bring her back yet. The took so much time for patrick who to decide who to pick, when he freaken was never over robin. He was always crying for her, kept replaying those videos to push himself to move on, he went looking for her on his wedding day, even for god sakes hesitated I do. Sabrina and Patrick had no chemistry what so ever. I think robin and patrick share so much chemistry and literally belong together for SOOOOO many reasons. So please. Let these two be happy!!! #scrubsforever

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  23. joann says:

    I hope she returns , and is pregnant with his child, after their last time together. I am a diehard Patrick and Robin fan. Their chemistry is of the chain.

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  24. nikki says:

    I have always been a hard core jason and robin fan. They have been apart of each others lives for over 20 years. They have always ran to each other for comfort and have always saved each other. I like scrubs too but jason and robin have a connection that has never gone away. I don’t think they ever really got over each other. Robin going to save him is something she would do and i believe he would have too. No one really understood their connection to each other but the two of them. But only steve and kmc have that chemistry of 20 plus years, so no recast.

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  25. christa lyon says:

    ROBIN IS DOING SAME THING SHE DID BEOFRE AND NOW WITH PATRICK AND THEIR DAUGHTER. PATRICK IS ALSO BEING SELFISH NOW HE SHOULD KNOW ROBIN IS DOING RIGHT THING GOES TO SAVE JASON AND BRING HIM TO BE WITH SAM AND RAISE HIS SON DANILE GET TO KNOW JASON IS HIS SON NEVER GOT TO SEE HIM GROW UP WITHOUT HIS SON WITH SAM.

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  26. Arabella Spoulo says:

    PATRICK AND ROBIN BELONG TOGETHER. PATRICK AND ROBIN ARE A SUPER COUPLE. THE CHEMISTRY IS SO REAL BETWEEN THEM. PATRICK AND ROBIN ARE AN EPIC COUPLE. THEIR LOVE IS VERY REAL. WE WIwLL NEVER STOP HOPING AND WISHING THAT THEY STAY together. We Love them.

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  27. kg says:

    robin i can’t believe you why would you hurt your husband like that you really hurt patrick and your daughter emma i am your biggest fan i would like too see you and patrick and emma back together again i am not trying too really hurt you i just to see all of you back together i liked all of you

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