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    All My Children CAST - Rob Gardner

    Full detailed profile on Rob Gardner Played by David Rasche on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.

    David Rasche (
    Rob Gardner

    Actor: David Rasche

    Who played Rob Gardner over the years

    David Rasche (2008 - May 2008)

    Useful information on Rob Gardner

    * Rob Gardner is Ray Gardner's brother and Tad Martin's uncle.
    * Rob was the criminal Papel who followed Jesse for 20 years.
    * Rob tried to kill Jesse and Angie at their vow renewal ceremony.


    Current: Criminal


    Rob Gardner is the brother of Ray Gardner, Tad Martin's biological father. He arrived in Pine Valley in 2008 and has connections to Jesse Hubbard's faked death in the 1980s. He came to Pine Valley and tried to make nice with Tad and Opal so that he could get close to the Hubbard family. Opal welcomed him but Tad always felt uneasy.

    It turned out that Rob was really the criminal Papel, who kidnapped Jesse and faked his death 20 years before. He tried on several occasions to get stolen diamonds from Jesse but failed; when Jesse and Angie had their vow renewal, Rob make one last effort but Jesse stopped him. Tad and Julia were short and so was Rob.






    Ray Gardner (brother)
    Tad Martin (nephew)
    Jenny Gardner (neice)
    Adrian Sword (nephew)
    James Edward Martin (great-nephew)
    Kate Martin (great-niece)
    Jenny Martin (great-niece)




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    Tuesday, May 27 2008: Tad Survives - For Now!

    At the wedding, Jesse jumps from the roof to grab on to the helicopter. He stands on the landing platform and tries to wrestle the gun from Roberts grasp. Angie is unconscious beside him. She comes to and tries to regain control of the chopper. The chopper nearly crashes onto the roof but Robert regains control. Jesse shouts instructions to her but then Robert opens the chopper door, leaving Jesse literally hanging on for dear life! Jesse manages to regain control and throws Robert from the chopper! Jesse takes the controls.

    Back on the roof, Tad has been shot. Jake and Frankie try to stop the bleeding, but the wound is very bad. Robert, tossed from the chopper, lands on the roof but they ignore him. The guys manage to control the bleeding. Dixie appears as Frankie tells Jake they are losing Tad! Just then, Robert opens his eyes. Dixie begs Tad to hang on. Frankie has a Swiss Army Knife and they use it to relieve the pressure on his lungs. Robert approaches with the gun and Frankie goes after him. More shots ring out! Frankie fights Robert as Jake concentrates on Tad, who is still struggling to breathe. Frankie finally has Robert under control as Jesse lands. Angie, hysterically laughing, says, "Boy, I do a lot for you, don't I?" Angie rushes to Jake and Tad as Jesse focuses on Frankie and Robert. Rob dares Jesse to shoot him but Frankie talks some sense into him and Jesse simply punches the man. The cops arrive and take Robert into custody. Jake and Angie say Tad doesn't have much time left. Frankie says he can fly them to the hospital. They load Tad, with Jake and Frankie along to care for him and fly to the hospital. On the roof, Jesse holds Angie.

    Friday, May 23 2008: Shots Fired! Julia's Down!

    Upstairs in the Hubbards' private room, Jesse's still got Rob at gunpoint. Just as it looks like Jesse has the upper hand, Angie walks in, giving Rob the chance he needs to get away. Rob grabs her and holds her hostage, making Jesse drop his gun. Now Rob's got Jesse at gunpoint, so Jesse decides to play hardball, pulling out the diamond and waving it in the air. "You let her walk and I'll give you the diamond," Jesse promises. Angie begs Jesse to listen to Rob, who threatens to kill both of them if he doesn't get the diamond. Jesse kicks the diamond over to Rob, but Rob still won't let them go. "Who would've known 'until death do us part' would come so soon?" he taunts. Angie gets more and more hysterical, begging Rob to spare Jesse and kill her. She pleads him to take his diamond and go, but Rob plans to take Angie with him. He pulls Angie out of the room and then turns and points the gun back into the room at Jesse. Angie screams, her voice echoing throughout the entire hotel. Rob decides not to shoot Jesse, but to just get out and quick. He forces Angie toward the elevator.

    JR and Babe are still in bed together, making love, when they hear Angie's scream. They rush to the door to investigate. As soon as they open the door, they see Rob escorting Angie to the elevator. Rob shoots his gun at JR, but misses. Suddenly Jesse bolts out of the room across the hall and pounds frantically on the elevator door, and then runs for the stairs to try to catch the two of them. Shaken and crying, Babe says it's a reminder that they can't take life for granted. "I love you so much," she whispers and they kiss.

    Downstairs, the elevator opens and Angie and Rob step out, spotting Aidan. Angie screams for Aidan's help and Aidan pulls his gun, but Rob bullies him into putting it away. He drags Angie into the reception, and the crowd shrinks back when they see the gun. To make matters worse, Aidan bursts in behind them with his gun drawn. There's a brief pause of a standoff, during which Dixie begs Tad to leave. Tad doesn't hear her, of course, and slowly Rob points the gun and shoots. Julia slumps over. There are screams as everyone rushes to help Julia. Rob pulls the trigger again and Greg is hit in the arm. Satisfied, Rob drags Angie out of the reception. Things aren't looking good for Julia, who's slipping away despite attempts to help her. The ambulance comes to take her away. Colby and Adam try to console Kathy, who's worried about "Aunt Julia."

    Jesse, Tad, Jake and Frankie try to head off Rob and Angie as they get into the elevator again, but he threatens to kill Angie and once again wins out. It's back to the stairwell for Jesse, this time with help from Tad, Jake and Frankie. Rob and Angie are also in the stairwell and as she yells that they're headed for the roof, Rob shoots blindly over the rail at the pursuers. Rob and Angie reach the rooftop, where the helicopter is waiting. Rob approaches the helicopter and shoots the pilot, then drags Angie inside. Just as he's about to board the helicopter himself, the guys pile out of the stairwell. Rob hails the doorway with a barrage of gunfire. The helicopter takes off and the guys run out on the rooftop to catch it. Rob shoots out the window of the helicopter and, though Dixie tries to stop it from happening, Tad runs right through her and is hit by a bullet! Jesse dives off the edge of the building, hands outstretched to catch the runner of the helicopter...

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