And Soon There Will Be None...
We've known each other for a while, right? So it shouldn't surprise you at all that this news has made led me to, among other things, do my best Blanche Devereaux impression and say loudly, and to no one: I'm devastated. Just devastated.
It’s true: GH’s Kimberly McCullough (Robin) is exiting Port Charles, but will air into the early months of 2012. “Kimberly McCullough has decided to pursue her dream of directing full-time, so she has decided to leave GENERAL HOSPITAL as storyline dictates,” says a show spokesperson. “Expect a poignant and must watch storyline for Robin and Patrick.”
Does "poignant and must watch" mean "DEAD"? It probably does, doesn't it? I mean, this IS GH, and Robin IS a female legacy character and this writing staff IS creatively bankrupt so I am envisioning a mafia hit gone wrong and the last person she sees is Jason. I am pre-enraged, folks!
But also? I am really and truly sad. I've grown up watching Robin, who is a true legacy character and who played a huge role in some of the most iconic stories in daytime history. And I certainly don't begrudge Kimberly McCullough the opportunity to do what will make her happy (and I think we can all say that General Hospital makes no one happy) and I wish her nothing but the best, but...Port Charles seriously won't be the same without her.
And meanwhile, my Things on General Hospital That Don't Make Me RAGE list just keeps getting shorter and shorter. Scrubs, even with the shoddy writing they often received (when they received any writing, that is; they were almost always on the backburner, even on the spinoff that was ostensibly a starring vehicle for them. Good lord, why can't I forget about General Hospital: Night Shift?!), was one of the most reliably enjoyable parts of the show for me for YEARS and now I'm losing that. Emma better stick around and be adorable, or else Cameron's going to be the sole item on that list!