Every so often in our soap opera lifetime comes an on-screen pairing that transcends the norm, that creates something magical, and that translates to the viewing audience at home who has gone on the journey with them. There is no greater example of this then what Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Jason Thompson (Patrick) have brought to millions of General Hospital fans for many years!
On today’s heartbreaking episode, it was time for Patrick and Robin to say their goodbyes, since Robin has decided that she must go off and save the life of her best friend Jason, and leave Port Charles. (Of course, this paves the way for Kimberly McCullough’s exit and opens the door for Patrick’s story without her!)
But in quiet, emotional, heartfelt and yet complex scenes, both Patrick and Robin struggle to say goodbye to each other, with Patrick saying, “I don’t want to forget how to love you.” Through Jason Thompson’s performance, you can see that Patrick has once again been through the emotional ringer over Robin. There is only so much a man can take, right? And yet, he stands up to Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis) and tells him he will come after him if Robin is not returned home safely to her family!
The pièce de résistance came when longtime Scrub fans were treated to a breathtaking montage of Patrick and Robin’s relationship all the way from the beginning up till present day. It was a five hankie moment, for sure. And illustrated that what Kimberly and Jason created together has been so unique, and so exquisite, that when it’s time for us to wish Kimberly well on her endeavors outside of GH, it’s hard for us to let her go as it is Patrick, and it’s hard for us to see the character of Patrick in such anguish over it. Whatever happens in the future in story, or behind the scenes, and whether you hate the exit storyline, that is not what this is about. It’s about how two actors delivered to their audience an emotional rollercoaster and love story that will be remembered, and never forgotten.
Now after the jump, watch the Scrubs montage from today’s GH all over again, and an example of a subtle yet hugely emotional scene between Patrick and Robin on Monday’s episode! Then let us know, what are your thoughts on the goodbye scenes? Do you think what Kimberly and Jason have created is one of the best soap couples of all-time? Comment below!