Farewell, sweet Neurosurgeon!

“Self,” I said to myself last night, “you haven’t posted an episode reaction in a while. Let’s do one tonight.” And then yesterday’s episode featured heavy amounts of Kiki existing, Morgan’s emotional problems, and gross Ava/Paul flirtation.

So, let’s talk about Robin and Patrick’s third (fourth? Does that vow renewal after she came back from the dead count?) wedding!

Scrubs wedding kiss

You know, as sad as I am to lose Jason Thompson — and as especially sad as I am to lose him to Y&R instead of a better opportunity somewhere in primetime — it’s just such a relief that Robin is finally done being kidnapped after almost three straight years of captivity. And even if the stylists have been doing their best to soften the blow by making Patrick’s hair as awful as humanly possible lately, and even though their reunion was totally rushed, I’m also glad to see Scrubs fans getting the happily ever after they’ve been waiting for.

Plus, the wedding gave them an excuse to let all the vets out of the closet!

Robin and Mac goodbye

AND UNCLE MAC MADE ME CRY. AGAIN.

But the non-wedding portions of this episode were also legitimately not terrible. (I know! I didn’t think these writers had it in them!) Tracy and Laura having an honest, sympathetic, mature conversation about Luke and romantic mistakes? Hints about Hayden’s mysterious past that might finally help her character to make sense? Nikolas almost seeming like he might be feeling remorse for all his recent jackassery?

It even seems like the writing for Elizabeth has finally turned a corner! At least, her eyes have been 95% less crazy lately. She’s also taken responsibility for messing up her life and stopped pathetically begging for Jason to come back to her. Progress!

(Although seriously, if it turns out she’s in any way in on whatever’s going on with the stalker storyline, I will scream, drive to California, and straight up cut a bitch.) (#NoMoreLizLies2016)

Liz and Patrick goodbye2

Robin and Jason goodbye

I absolutely teared up a bit at her goodbye with Patrick, which was lovely and honored their many years of friendship. It would have been nice, though, if the writers could have found any time in the last few weeks for the two of them to have had even one measely scene where they talked about The Big Lie and how it nearly trashed Patrick’s life and broke his daughter’s heart. Five minutes would have been enough — did we really need those scenes of Nina and Franco having sex? NO WE DID NOT. But, whatever.

Robin and Jason’s goodbye was surprisingly affecting, considering he doesn’t remember her and Kimberly McCullough and Billy Miller have no history together. It was also surprisingly touchy-feely, which just seems to be Billy Miller’s style, bless his weird, hand-kissing heart. But somehow even that show of mostly unearned affection worked for me. Happiness and affection for everyone!

Scrums HEA

So fare thee well, Scorpio-Drakes! It’s nice to see you smiling after years of misery. May you both get better haircuts in Berkeley and also never, ever, ever get kidnapped again. Because let’s face it, adult Emma’s therapy bills are already going to be so astronomical that you’ll need both your genius doctor salaries just to cover it. Thankfully, once Robin gets around to finishing that pesky cure for death, they’ll be set for life.

Meanwhile, back on the home front, the General Hospital full time staff is now down to two serial killers, Elizabeth, and a handful of day players who get trotted out of the African-American/Gay closet once every two months if we’re lucky. So, you know… get on that, writers. I’ll give you a hint: TJ Hardy, Sarah Webber, Matt Hunter, Simone Hardy, Tom Hardy, Liz’s parents, Steven Lars. You have many legacy doctors to choose from! This isn’t brain surgery!

(Although you really need at least one doctor who can do that. Who knows when Jason’s poor brain will explode again?)

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16 thoughts on “Farewell, sweet Neurosurgeon!

  1. I’m already having Scorpio-Drake withdrawals. I’m so glad they got their long overdue, much deserved Happily Ever After. And I gotta admit…I, too, liked the Robin and Jason scenes. Kimberly and Billy did great in the scenes at the wedding and on the bridge.

    I wish the very best for Jason Thompson as he makes his Y&R debut today, and to Kimberly and Brooklyn in their directing and acting futures. Brooklyn’s grown into an incredible actress on GH, having been taught so fabulously by Jason, Kimberly, and Finola. I know whatever is in store for her, her star will shine brilliantly in it. I’m kind of secretly hoping they recast Billy’s offscreen daughter to come back to GC, and who better to play her than Brooklyn?

    Goodbye, Scorpio-Drake family…you will be missed. You’re taking a huge chunk out of the heart of GH!

  2. I, too, liked the Robin and Jason scenes. Kimberly and Billy did great in the scenes at the wedding and on the bridge.
    I wish the very best for Jason Thompson as he makes his Y&R debut today, and to Kimberly and Brooklyn in their directing and acting futures. Brooklyn’s grown into an incredible actress on GH, having been taught so fabulously by Jason, Kimberly, and Finola. I know whatever is in store for her, her star will shine brilliantly in it. I’m kind of secretly hoping they recast Billy’s offscreen daughter to come back to GC, and who better to play her than Brooklyn?
    Goodbye, Scorpio-Drake family…you will be missed. You’re taking a huge chunk out of the heart of GH!

    i know, me too

    well put….in eveyrthing…

    susan

  3. I agree. It’s nice to think of the Drake family being happy somewhere.
    Also loving the writing of Tracy lately. This is the first time I’ve seen her act like her old self in a long time. She really put the screws to Hayden…lol.

  4. i loved the way that she kicked out paul too…now that was good, no drama, no nothing…just there are your bage, and leave..

    wonder how much longer he’s going to be around, now that anna’s onto him…..

    susan

  5. i think that now that they’re all off,they’ll lay off that story for a bit…

    but mind you, if they do recast patrick….then all bets are off…and that kind of idea

    but i don’t want him to be recast….

    susan

  6. ha amazing!
    I had this exact same thought tonight…
    it really would be the breaking point for me:

    “Although seriously, if it turns out she’s in any way in on whatever’s going on with the stalker storyline, I will scream, drive to California, and straight up cut a bitch.)”

  7. Hi All,

    I haven’t posted here in forever, but I thought I would for this post. I have not kept up fully with GH, but came back for these few episodes. While I would have liked it less rushed and for Robin to have given it to Patrick for leaving and not believing in her – there needed to be a epic Scrubs fight before the reunion-it was still well done. I would have also like it if they had made Gabriel – Carlos’s baby too.

    I agree with the them being the heart of the show….I would also add that they were the show for many years. The only bright spot was them. Its too bad they never worked out a deal with KMc to come back and forth and given Patrick a medical storyline.It would have kept scrubs together and avoided this whole current mess that was made and it probably would have kept JT on GH for longer.

    Now that they are gone, so am I. They were the reason I stayed with GH after RS came and left. Just let me know if they let Matt Hunter out of jail already….he should have been there and been given a medal.

    Thankfully there is youtube to remember the good times.

    I have enjoyed your posts. Thanks.

    • They were the reason I stayed with GH after RS came and left. Just let me know if they let Matt Hunter out of jail already….he should have been there and been given a medal.

      Thankfully there is youtube to remember the good times.

      now that i can agree with…

      and he didn’t stay with days…so…..

      susan

  8. I hope the show uses Jake’s art therapy stuff coming up with Franco to segue back to Elizabeth’s past as a painter…. but that would require the show knowing their own history…
    Today’s show when Jason said to Jake: “Sam would never do anything to hurt you or your mom.” hhahaha what. I mean really? This is better lead up to Jason remembering what Sam did do to Jake and Elizabeth all those years ago. Seriously the way the show is having every character say how great Sam is now… makes me not want to watch.

    • I hope the show uses Jake’s art therapy stuff coming up with Franco to segue back to Elizabeth’s past as a painter…. but that would require the show knowing their own history…

      oh i’m sure that they know their own history…do they care about it, that’s the question you should be asking

      susan

      Today’s show when Jason said to Jake: “Sam would never do anything to hurt you or your mom.” hhahaha what. I mean really? This is better lead up to Jason remembering what Sam did do to Jake and Elizabeth all those years ago. Seriously the way the show is having every character say how great Sam is now… makes me not want to watch.

      i didnt’ watch today and with that i’m glad that i didn’t, because that would have made me want to puke….

      susan

  9. Patrick a medical storyline.It would have kept scrubs together and avoided this whole current mess that was made and it probably would have kept JT on GH for longer.

    they didn’t give him a medical story because all they care about is st sonny and his mob story…..and sam….don’t you know…

    susan

    • I really don’t understand their mindset, since people were getting fed up with the mob obsession and the lack of non-mob storylines long before this new regime took over.

      • i know, go figure….

        one person though said htat she didn’t enjoy gh last year though, she’s enjoying it now that sonny and company are back in buesinss…

        so in some cases, we are in the minority…

        susan

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