Since my son was born, I haven’t been too active in posting on our blog. Not getting a full night of sleep for months can do crazy things to your sanity and your ability to put together comprehensible sentences. But if you have read anything I’ve written on this blog, you know that Robin Scorpio may be my favorite GH character of all time. She was around my age and we experienced many similar life experiences at the same time: first loves, marriage, a child — all heightened to soap opera levels.
So when I heard that Kimberly McCullough was leaving, I, of course, went through a true grieving process:
Denial: I knew this was coming for months, but I sat there with my fingers in my ears singing “La, la, la, la, la.” Apparently, I’m in good company:
When I heard that GH was having yet another regime change I thought maybe KMc would change her mind. When they rolled out the plot where Robin’s medication stopped working, and then resolved it quickly — despite the fact that I knew she was still going — it gave me hope. Silly, silly, me. And now that Robin’s body is burned beyond recognition (um, hello, dental records?) we all know that the door is open and Robin may not be dead, right? Right? RIGHT?
Anger: Such a familiar feeling when it comes to this show. I just can’t understand why they opened the door for an emotionally resonating exit for Kimberly McCullough by revisiting her HIV storyline and decided to drop it and do this. Couldn’t they have had Robin go into a coma after an illness? Couldn’t they have had all these veteran actors come back before she died? And having her die in the process of trying to keep Jason alive? PUKE. Jason, who kills people? You probably couldn’t find a bigger Jason/Robin fan and this plot point gave me rage blackouts. Thanks a fucking lot, show.
Bargaining: Hmmm, somehow the show does seem a little better already. Maybe KMc will see the improvement and want to come back? Maybe if we all actually watch each scene and get others to watch, the show will get better ratings and she will return? Please, please, pretty please?
Depression: Mac, Anna, Patrick, Robert, Patrick, Liz, Patrick… this has been a long couple of weeks and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get much better. Patrick telling Emma had me losing my mind. I do think the show has already gotten better with Carlivati, but I can’t help but associate it with all the grief I am feeling over losing Robin. Woe. I am so sad.
Anger… again: Seriously, who gives a fuck about how Jason is going to react to Robin dying? I agree with Patrick. It is Jason’s fault and they are just drawing this out to give Steve Burton the spotlight and showcase Jason’s grief. Eff off. We know Jason isn’t going anywhere. Let’s stop pretending this is dramatic at all. Also, can Patrick go on some anti-mob vigilante missions? I could totally get behind that.
Depression… some more: Edward and Luke and Anna and where the hell are my tissues???
Acceptance: Yeah, right. I don’t think I’m going to get to that point anytime soon. Thankfully, I am interested in many of the other plot points happening right now. Even Sonny and Kate are entertaining me since she has clearly lost her marbles. (How is it that everyone is acting like keeping a bloody wedding dress is even remotely in the realm of normal?!?) But please, show. If you want to ease my pain, stop with the Johnny and Carly sexy times. My poor heart can’t handle it.
To help with the continued grief over losing Robin (for now?) and all the possible future half-way decent story lines her character could have had with the new head writer, I present you with some of my favorite Robin clips:
Robin’s First Scenes
Robin Trying to get Anna and Duke Together
Jason and Robin’s First Kiss
Jason Carries Robin Off Stage at the Nurses Ball
Jason and Robin in Montauk
Robin and Patrick in the Cabin
Robin and Patrick Say I Love You
Robin Tells Patrick He is Going to be a Father
Robin and Patrick’s First Wedding
Robin and Patrick’s Second Wedding
Robin and Patrick Sing Karaoke
So goodbye, Robin. We will truly miss you.
(But seriously, she’s going to come back at some point, right?) (Okay, so maybe I haven’t progressed after all.)