What’s up with GH’s Robert Scorpio?
Plenty! Not only has Robert (literally) dropped into Port Charles on SOAPnet’s GH: Night Shift, it turns out that he has a brain tumor and colon cancer. Tristan Rogers, Robert’s portrayer, credits the dramatic storyline as his reason for returning to soaps. As it turns out, he has family ties to colon cancer and he feels strongly that it is nothing to be embarrassed about. In order to portray the disease as realistically as possible, he was ready to shave his head, but certain character continuity obstacles made it too difficult. (Robert has just had brain surgery to remove the tumor and there would have to have been a scar on his scalp.) Instead, he settled for a really closely shaven head.
Robert is using this time to get reacquainted with his pregnant daughter Robin, and soon, will reunite with Anna as well. (Read about her crossover storyline here.)
Will there be sparks between Robin’s baby grandma and grandpa? The bigger question for GH fans is, “Will we get to see them together on daytime?” I went straight to the source to find out for sure. (Well, kind of for sure.)
“Right now, the plan is for Anna and Robert to be on Night Shift only. But there’s always a chance you’ll see them both on the mothership some time this fall…” Mitchell.C.Messinger, Director of Media Relations for ABC Daytime, told me.
In any case, it’s good to hear that Robert’s in the vicinity, albeit he’s tackling villains inside his own body at this point instead of taking on the world.
Intrigued? Read more about what’s happening on Night Shift here. Or just bide your time and hope to see some Scorpio action on GH!
Julie Clark Robinson
General Hospital Writer