Yesterday was Robin Scorpio/Kimberly McCullough's last day on General Hospital. Unfortunately, she was killed in an explosion at the lab. Another legacy character killed off, a storyline created by the previous writers. I'm really hoping the new writing team of Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini somehow bring Robin back from the dead.
It was Kimberly's choice to leave the show to pursue directing. That's all fine and good, but they really didn't need to kill Robin. Kimberly has left before and come back. She could leave now and come back in the future. Killing her off is just another nail in General Hospital's coffin.
Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini brought back characters from the dead on One Life to Live. Robin's body hasn't been shown so far, just a yellow tarp over a body. Let's hope that body is somebody else.
Carolyn Hinsey has been leaving hints that things may not be as they seem. At the end of her column in the February 28, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest, she said: "By the time you read this, Frank and Ron's shows will be airing, and there will be no more treading water on GH. And don't believe everything you read about Robin's death, either...May Sweeps, is that you???"
She also had a Facebook post that said: "Today was Ron's first official day as HW of GH. He did NOT script Robin's exit. Stay tuned for the fallout and a few surprises, courtesy of the new team :)"
Let's keep our fingers crossed that Ron & Frank undo the mistake of killing off Robin Scorpio.
UPDATE: 3/27/12 - So at the end of yesterday's episode, Robin was shown alive in a hospital bed! Today, she's shown to be locked in the room. So glad Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini reversed her death. Now the question is who has her? Speculation is Franco, but I'm still rooting for Faison. Either way, General Hospital is can't miss tv. BTW, check out getglue.com to connect with other General Hospital fans. It is a site where you check-in to whatever show you are watching. Your check-in can be updated to your facebook or twitter account. There is also a stream where you can talk with other watchers on getglue. There is a running tally of the number of check-ins for the day too. It's a good way to show how many are really watching General Hospital. Check-ins also unlock stickers for a given show. Once you unlock 20 stickers, you can get physical copies of the stickers mailed to you. Getglue.com is a great site!
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