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?