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90 October 28th, 2015 Tristan Rogers To Reprise His Role As Robert Scorpio On General Hospital!

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Looks like the Scorpio clan is going to be back in action!  On Tuesday, GH executive producer Frank Valentini revealed that Kimberly McCullough is returning starting on-air in November to play out major story revolving around Robin!

Now comes word on Wednesday that McCullough’s beloved on-screen father, Tristan Rogers is heading back to GH for some time to play Robert Scorpio.  Currently, Rogers can be seen as Colin Atkinson on The Young and the Restless.

Valentini again broke the big return news via ABC.com, relating in a statement “Scorpio is such a beloved legacy character who evokes a sense of nostalgia and I know the fans have been patiently waiting for Tristan’s return. I share their sentiments and enthusiasm and that of our entire GH team in welcoming him home. It’s been a fantastic week of casting announcements for GH, but it’s not over yet.”

Tristan was last seen in the role back in January of 2014.  Taking to his own Twitter account today, the popular veteran stated: “I am delighted to be visiting my friends in PC. Stand by for some fun stuff.”

So, glad to know that Tristan is coming home to visit his original soap family on General Hospital? Will Robert figure prominently in discovering where Robin has gone?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. maddiehayes says:

    OK good, I can start watching again! :)

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  2. Lou Piikes says:

    Welcome back to Port Charles Robert Xavier Scorpio !!!

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  3. Tristan says:

    I am feeling pure joy, perhaps akin to rapture!!!! Genie, Finola, Kim, and TR. Really, for me, it doesn’t get any better!

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    Tristan replied

    Let me correct myself. It does get even better: Johnny Z!

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  4. Mr. X says:

    I’m not at all surprised considering Y&R has wasted Tristan by casting him as complete degenerate. They wrote him as an unlikable dirtbag former mobster with absolutely zero redeeming qualities and he hasn’t changed one bit. It was big news and I was excited when they brought him on as Cane’s father and eventually paired him with Jill. Once Katherine passed, I thought Colin, Jill, and Cane might take over Chancellor and have the company compete with Jabot and Newman. But instead we got what we got. He’s better off on GH and I look forward to watching him when he returns.

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    Harry replied

    Mr X, could not agree with you more. I am so tired of the classy and eloquent Tristan entering a room and all the folks from Y&R treating him like something they want to scrape off their shoes. This man should be revered and even if he is going to play a criminal, he ought to play a high class one.
    Think Cary Grant as the cat burglar in To Catch a Thief.
    Tristan is so damned good he almost writes himself, I have no idea why both Y&R and GH for the last ten years keeps bungling this.

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    CeeCee replied

    I will keep your words in mind, Harry. I have been anticipating meeting Robert Scorpio. Thus, I hope that when I do finally meet him on GH, my mind will not be corrupted/influenced by Colin and see his persona take shape.

    Timmm replied

    Perfect post! He walks in the room or on the screen and you should be waiting for something to come out of his mouth, not moaning that he is a two bit hood like Colin! Welcome back to GH!

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  5. Andrew says:

    This may actually get me to watch again after turning this show off in early June.

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  6. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I want him to stay!…oh, with Patrick leaving and Silas dead there isnt much focus on the hospital so just call the show Port Corinthos and be done with it!…lol

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  7. brian says:

    Wow ! Fantastic new every day lately with GH ! So happy.

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  8. MBmomof3 says:

    It’s about freakin’ time. Welcome home Robert Scorpio.

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  9. Ces says:

    Great news!! Hope he sticks around. Love Anna & Robert and hope to see a reunion!

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  10. su0000 says:

    yaaaaaa!
    Tristan Rogers !!
    I knew he would be back..
    His time at Y&R under Jean and Shelly gave him nothing of notice to mention, script wise.
    Tristan Rogers is great talent and should be used to umpth !
    Happy he is back, but surprised !!!! :)

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  11. Tim says:

    Please GH,sign him to a contract.

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  12. Mysty says:

    This is the best news ever!!! I’m so excited!! Even with a visit I can’t wait to see him..

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  13. AJQ says:

    Robin’s coming back. Robert’s coming back. Genie signed a longer contract, Finola too. This is what is being promoted by Frank and Varni this week. Pretty funny.

    They have done everything to destroy what GH was, have neglected, discarded and killed off vets, sacrificing them for their new characters and actors and now that their strategy has driven GH into the ground, they’re rolling out vets. How incredibly insulting and hypocritical.

    And what is this anyway? More short term bait, to entice fans, build ratings for a bit to get the ABC suits off their backs and hope that the people tuning in for Scorpios will fall in love with Franco, Nina, Kiki, Julian etc? Hasn’t worked yet. This is like groundhog day.

    And I love Frank’s statement. “evokes a sense of nostalgia.” Right Frank, nostalgia, the irrelevant past. Except not so irrelevant that he’s needed to try and save the mess that has been made of GH. Irrelevant is Franco, Nina, Kiki, Julian. This is obviously the network’s call and Frank hates it. He’s still around but obviously with conditions.

    Tristan used the word visit. So again, short term and a ratings stunt. Imagine the great Robert Scorpio, one of the most famous soap characters of all time a stunt, while Franco & co can’t break a 500K demo. Incredible.

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    Tristan replied

    I absolutely agree that it is the network’s call, otherwise we’d be back to GH as “the unemployed soap actors from other shows retirement home.” I am fine with the conditions because it suggests that the network wants to save the show. FV’s hands are forever tied.

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    Elizabeth replied

    FV’s hands should be untied so that he could be led to the unemployment line. As disastrous as RC was for the show, FV has done every bit as bad.

    Franco, Nina and Kiki will keep viewers away from this show indefinitely, and if I were Tristan I would be very wary. After all, remember what TPTB did to Jack Wagner.

    David replied

    As usual you only want to post negative about the show. Why do you even bothering watching or commenting about a show you hate so much. No matter what they do you are not happy. They don’t put veterans on you complain. Now they do just that and you complain and won’t even give it a chance. Keep your whining, meanwhile I will enjoy the great stories and returns, your negativity has become old, its like an obsessoin for you, but hey whatever floats your boat

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    Harry replied

    Totally agree, AJQ. They now need to get rid of Kiki, Nina, Julian, Franco, Valerie, Sabrina and Morgan. These are the characters who are featured when GH shows a huge rating plunge.
    After they get rid of the aforementioned, they need to give Tristan an iron clad contract. Yes, he’s worth it.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Kiki, Nina, Franco, Ava and Julian would be a good enough start for me. Every day I watch the first blip of the show only to turn it off if these five are pegged for the major scenes of the day.

    Shay replied

    Well and succinctly put, Harry! I second that motion!

    CeeCee replied

    Kiki, Nina and Franco have so much story to tell….yet! Then again, to each his/her own, Harry….to each his own. Yes? Bye.

  14. aria says:

    i feel like xmas is coming early for us fans, it will be great to have him be part of this mix once again, i hope his visit is long enough to finally put and end to this never-ending storyline. of course the grinch is jason thompson leaving, but for now, its about celebrating this great news on top of kimberly also visiting and Genie and finola extending their stay. i’m a happy camper.

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  15. Jane says:

    That’s sounds interesting.

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  16. Harry says:

    Please make him stay, please make him stay and fire Stafford, Howarth, West, Craig and the actors who play Kiki, Sabrina and Valerie.
    Oh, I am also so sick of Dante and Lulu.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree with 100 percent Harry!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Totally agree.

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  17. LINDA says:

    Can’t wait for Tristan Rogers return. But I would really love to see him sign a long term contract. It’s frustrating when he returns for just a few days or weeks. GH, you need to make him an offer he can’t refuse and get him back permanently!

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  18. Dan says:

    More awesome casting news coming from GH this week! So glad to hear that Tristan Rogers is coming home where he belongs. Now they need to get him signed to a contract ASAP, so what happened the last time doesn’t happen again. Look forward to seeing The Scorpio’s back on screen together and in a major storyline.

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  19. Priscilla says:

    I hope he has Holly with him. If not, I won’t watch. Robert, without Holly is like peanut butter without jelly to me. I look at he and Holly as the original Scorpios, as they were husband and wife for five years….three onscreen and two off. I wish TPTB, and the press would acknowledge this!

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    Harry replied

    Oh hell, Priscilla, Robert and Anna are poetry together–Holly is not needed.

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    Timmm replied

    Some fans are never happy Harry. I am over the moon about Robert Scorpio returning!

  20. Robin says:

    YES! LOVE IT, we will be glad to have him, even if it not long term. He is always a joy to watch on General Hospital!

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  21. Rose says:

    Really glad to have Tristan back. But the announcement makes it sound like it might just be a visit. I hope it’s more, but only if they give him a real storyline, and not put him on the back burner after his initial return like they have done to other GH fan favorites.

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  22. Mika says:

    Yes, the Scorpios are all back!

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  23. Timmm says:

    GH went from the outhouse to the Penthouse in one day! Welcome back Tristan! Thank you God! Robert will revive Anna and the two of them will bring Paul to his knees!

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    Fanny replied

    Or something along those lines……. I’m loving it.

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    CeeCee replied

    But, Timmm. When I said that the other day, your answer seemed aloof and you sort of made me feel that my comment was senseless….and so did Elizabeth, come to think of it. I did say that he was probably coming to kill the rats infesting PC……that he and Paul would go at it. Now, you are saying, basically, the same thing. I am so hurt. Lol.

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    Timmm replied

    Good minds think alike but sometimes we say things differently with same same meaning. And by the way my cerebral one, thank you for siding with me against someone idiot on this site who has a “H” ON for me! I was not saying Holly shouldnt come back because she is a WOMEN! I said it at the time BEFORE Robert was coming back that Holly wouldnt be useful in PC. And you CeeCee hit the nail on the head, its because she wouldnt have had any other characters to act with, ie family!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    You are welcome, Timmm. You’re my guy…I read you perfectly clear. It is those who pretend and insist on spewing misplaced righteous indignation who are actually the ones who hide behind their ignorance.
    Now, “cerebral” is a two-way word, Timmm. You know? Double entendre? Do you mean I’m brainy smart, or just plain crazy? Some people think I’m both. ….I am kidding…truly!! I know it is a compliment; and, I reciprocate the feeling. Later.

  24. Mario says:

    Wonderful news, sign him to a contract. Maybe Emma Samms is coming back, thats the rumor I am hearing. I have a casting suggestion bring Erika Slezak to GH as the new Audry

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    Elizabeth replied

    I wish Erika Slezak all the professional luck and fulfillment she could possibly garner at this point…. as long as it is AWAY from GH. The show needs to rediscover it’s identity and all the well-known actors from every other soap on ABC have made that extremely difficult. The idea of a mega-soap was a disaster.

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  25. Angelo hot italian man says:

    I read the article on line soap opera digest, Tristan is coming to GH, for a short visit in December. Tristan is not leaving The Young and The Restless he is very happy at CBS. Tristan has 1 more year on his contract on The Young and The Restless. Will be nice to see Robert Scorpio on General Hospital.

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    CeeCee replied

    So, he is probably coming to clean up this mess with Anna? I hope he does get rid of all the rats. As much as I love Burgi, we do not need another stinky baddie in town. Paul is in PC only to cause havoc and to look good. My Gran said about Burgi, ” that boy (lol) looked so handsome, today. There’s nothing like a man in a crisp, white shirt and and ascot.” Lol. I hope Paul manages to get Avery for Ava. Then, Mr. Scorpio and he should circle each other, size each other up and for Robert to throw down the gauntlet…a duel it is!
    Hey Angelo, I’m married to the other hot Italian man.

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    Timmm replied

    Some Scorpio is better than none! I think Sonny should get Ava. He would be a much better father than she as a mother! Ask Kiki. [I'm glad you dont know where I live!]

    Elizabeth replied

    Not so sure it is about Anna’s mess or whether it is to rescue Robin from Helena so she can usher Patrick off the canvas… Anna and Robin’s stories aren’t remotely intertwined at this point. I could see how the two pieces could meld into an overall arc with some extremely talented and creative writing, but it isn’t yet obvious that the new writing team could actually deliver that as of yet.

  26. Reen says:

    Awesome news. Love watching Robert Scorpio.

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  27. Lawrence says:

    I wonder how long will he be back

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  28. jeremy says:

    Thank Goodness, this is Awesome news!!! Love the Scorpio Family :) ;) one Happy fan of GH..

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  29. Elizabeth says:

    Let’s hope the writers and executive producer do better for Tristan Rogers than they did for Jack Wagner! (And there is no reason for us to give them the benefit of the doubt at this point!)

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  30. Fanny says:

    Hallelujah it’s about time !!!!!

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  31. Mo says:

    I wish Y&R would give him and Jill more to do.

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  32. CeeCee says:

    Good. Maybe, he’ll start kicking some a$$. He serves no purpose as Colin anyway. I’d like to get to know Robert Scorpio.

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    Fanny replied

    @CeeCee sweets…. You’re going to enjoy his sense of humor & witty repartee,
    his undeniable loyalty to Anna and love for Robin & Emma. If written properly
    Robert will be a great asset.

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    CeeCee replied

    Thank you, Fanny, ….tu es adorable. From all the accolades directed at Tristan as Scorpio, my anticipation is running high. So, my expectations are also running skyward.

    Timmm replied

    Oh Cee Cee, back in the day, he was the best commissioner EVER! You know, he was the only cop I can remember who actually solved crimes regularly. Over at Y&R they made Paul into a fool! His son is running around doing more leg work that any of the cops. Same with Kevin! Neither of them have a badge!

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  33. Justin says:

    HELL YES! So so happy to hear this news!

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  34. Justin says:

    Wow, this news combined with Genie and Finola’s contracts, I have to start watching again.

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  35. James R. Poissant says:

    The only question is how long we have Kimberyly and Tristan back for? I love the characters they play and I am sure some great story is planned for them as well as Finola, but it will be heartbreaking to see them leave again.

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    James R. Poissant replied

    Oops—meant to spell KIMBERLY.

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  36. Kevin says:

    This is great news. I hope he sticks around for awhile. GH could use a couple of strong leading men on the right side of the law.

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  37. Bill says:

    AWESOME news … an early Christmas present … but I can’t find info anywhere on his present status on Y&R. Really seems like they don’t know what to do with Colin Atkinson in Genoa City. Would much rather see Scorpio return for an extended period on GH! With Robert and Anna opening a private detective agency, maybe we could do some more interesting crime drama, a la the glory days of “Edge of Night!”

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  38. Elite Advisors says:

    I LOVE Robert! I just really hope he is on contract and not ushering people off the canvas like we all know Robin is doing….

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  39. Kimmy says:

    Can’t wait to see him back at GH…yay!!

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  40. nancy dillingham says:

    Wow! I can’t believe our good luck! First Genie and Anna sign long-term contracts. Then we read Kimberly is returning as Robin. And NOW–our beloved Scopio returns. I am tuning in for sure to see all these heavy hitters. Now we’re talking. All right! All right! All right! I am ready for some levity. Tristan Rogers is a master at the ad lib. And I love his wit and his dry sarcasm. And those twinkling eyes. I’m ready for some of that rapid fire dialogue we used to love in the good old days of GH. The “golden” days!
    Scorpio can mix it up with Genie and Anna–and hold Anna’s hand in her time of grief–and help her get over it prompto! A little kinky romance would help also–LOL. Remember when Anna tied Scorpio as foreplay??? Maybe (if they dare) they will show that flashback and many others.

    I am thrilled!!!! Thanks to TPTB (and I haven’t been able to post that in the longest time).
    Writers, now give them some zippy dialogue and some zingy plots to work off of.
    (They need precious little, these seasoned performers–and they can take it home!)

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  41. BeBoppaLula-Vet from the Get says:

    I’ll always look forward to seeing a Scorpio redux. Now that Tristan coming back to his GH roots, I hope we will also see Anna return – I dont know where she is because imo the writers have changed her once powerful and brilliant character to the point that she has become almost unrecognizable..almost because they can’t take away Finola’s great acting ability, beauty, lovely accent and poise. I cautiously hope that we will see the Scorpio’s upcoming story wrap up some stories that have been frustratingly dragged out ad nauseam.

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    CeeCee replied

    Hey, could be Scorpio will serenade Anna…” B-bop-a-Lula she’s my baby/ b-bop-a-Lula, I don’t mean maybe….”
    I love the name, Vet from the Get! More power to ya!

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  42. sadie soaper says:

    Always good to see Tristan. Glad he is returning to GH!

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  43. carol says:

    Great news! I hope that he sticks around for longer than last time.

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  44. liz says:

    Best news ever!

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  45. Iakovos says:

    Awesome news! So underused on Y&R.

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  46. Les says:

    Way to go GH! Now sign him to a contract.

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  47. Mary SF says:

    O good maybe now we will finally find out what that frog charm/ necklace he left Robin before he left town means? It has kept me up nights wondering about it– that and what happened to Felix’s sister, she went into a bedroom in Sabrina’s apartment and was never seen again–LOL

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    Timmm replied

    Felix’s sister, thats funny!

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    CeeCee replied

    Hilarious, Mary. I had completely forgotten about Felix’s sister. HaHaHa!!!!. I think Carlos must be in there too….

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  48. Abruzzfan says:

    Great news! He is wasted at Y&R! I can’t wait!

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  49. Eleanor says:

    General Hospital be smart and sign Tristan to a contract ASAP. There has never been a better leading man in daytime than Robert Scorpio. I can see the ratings going up in November and December but will go down again once Robert, Robin and most likely Patrick are usher off the canvas. Get rid of the waste that is dragging the show to the ground. Franco, Julian, Nina, Nathan, Sabrina, Valerie are just some that have add nothing to GH. Days got rid of their useless creations/recasts & brought back their popular vets & have seen an increase in ratings.

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  50. su0000 says:

    I do not see Tristan stating on :(
    Last time he did not want a contract..
    He most likely was looking for higher pay, or not.
    Tristian in twitter;—
    the popular veteran stated: “I am delighted to be visiting my friends in PC. Stand by for some fun stuff.”’

    Note the word ”visit” ..

    He did not say he was happy to be back with GH, or in kind..

    I would love for him to stay, but……………… :(

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    su0000 replied

    TRISTAN ROGERS UPDATE

    By SOD • Posted: Oct 28, 2015

    Yes, Tristan Rogers (Colin, Y&R) is set to reprise his iconic GH character, Robert Scorpio, but he is not leaving Y&R to do it. “Tristan is only visiting Port Charles for a very short time,” states a rep for the actor. “Tristan will continue with Y&R as Colin. Tristan and I do not want the fans to be misguided in any way.” Rogers tweeted, “I am delighted to be visiting my friends in PC. Stand by for some fun stuff.”

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    MBmomof3 replied

    It’s refreshing that they are willing to share. Great for the actors, the shows and the fans. Win, win, win!

    su0000 replied

    hi MBmomof3..
    It’s too bad or sad that Y&R is merely sharing Tristan for a ”visit” :(
    I want him back at GH, like forever!

    but yes- it’s a good thing for soaps to share, it’s fun !

  51. Darnell says:

    Although Finola Hughes performance lately have been sheer perfection, Robert will be the one to nail everything down. Hope there’s a future for he and Ana somewhere on the horizon. She doesn’t look good with anyone other than Robert or Duke.

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  52. CeeCee says:

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE….

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    Fanny replied

    Happy Halloween to you and your little goblins……

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  53. Patty says:

    Yes !! So happy to hear that Tristan Rogers is coming back to GH. His talent is being wasted on Y & R. Love to see Robert and Anna destroy creepy Paul. Hate his character. This whole who Jake is has been nothing but “Murphy’s Law.” Enough !!!!
    Paul, Dillion , Valerie ,Nicholas and Liz need to go. Liz, Laura, and Nicholas’ characters have been destroyed through this reveal storyline. Both Liz and Laura had presumed dead son. How they could do this to Monica does NOT ring true. Horrible writing… 2 thumbs down !!!

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    Elizabeth replied

    I have been really dismayed to see where the character of Paul has gone. The last thing GH needed was another mob criminal in town. And WHAT is with the musical chairs for law enforcement? Can’t they settle on ONE District Attorney for at least a little while? It’s just lame.

    Paul would have been great as a shady businessman and left at that. I would have loved to see him cross paths with Laura and for the two of them to find themselves in the middle of the ELQ fight.

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  54. Dorothy says:

    So happy to see Robert visiting PC again. I can’t wait to see him again and I hope we hear that Holly will be returning at some point during his visit too. I’d love to see both Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms together onscreen!!

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  55. jeanne roberta says:

    Christmas has come early. Can’t wait for Robert to return. Missed seeing those dimples. On Y&r he mostly scolwls. I would too if I was treated as badly as they have treated him. Gh realizes his talent. Way to go G&H!

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