Talk about an entrance and quite the initiation! Robert Palmer Watkins made his highly anticipated debut as the recast Dillon Quartermaine in the final moments of Monday’s episode of General Hospital, just as Luke (Tony Geary) was trying to put a ring on Tracy’s (Jane Elliot) finger! However on Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama, Watkins shared dialog and scenes with GH icons: Tony Geary and his new on-screen mom, Jane Elliot!
As soap fans know, Robert Palmer Watkins steps into the role of Dillon last played by The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton several years ago. Today after getting a warm welcome on Twitter from his new executive producer, Frank Valentini, Watkins tweeted back to the head honcho: “Thank you for the support GH “
During Robert’s first on-screen scenes today, GH reminded us of the back-story of Luke and Dillon’s relationship, and how Dillon got Luke’s daughter Lulu (originally Julie Marie Berman, now Emme Rylan) pregnant, but also how Dillon was most often in Luke’s corner. Additionally, Dillon shared his concern and watched out for his mother making sure she knew what she was doing if she accepted Luke’s proposal to be engaged in a trial run for 30 days.
In the end, it seems that Watkins has a very bright future on the soap scene with his charm, good looks, and ease of delivery even going toe-to-toe with two GH giants in Geary and Elliot.
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