What’s that, you say? Robin has been home for years now? No, dear readers, only Robin’s body has been showing up on screen every day. The REAL Robin Scorprio is finally back home and she’s now part of ABC’s bid to become the Anti-SoapFather network. OLTL’s Starr Manning has told her ‘baby’s daddy’ that he’s treating her fetus as if it’s HIS family. Now GH’s Robin is actively fighting to take away Patrick’s right to see his child because he was unsure of being a father in the first place, something he told her he wasn’t ready for, long before she became pregnant.
The Robin who’s given Patrick hell over seeing his child? THAT’S the real Robin, as far as I’m concerned. Is Robin treating Patrick’s fears about becoming a father as a personal rejection? Most likely. It’s in Robin’s history, and her nature, to do so. Robin has a sordid history when it comes to infants and their fathers.
Some of you may recall that Robin revealed the truth about Michael Corinthos’ paternity when he was just an infant. Why? According to Robin, it’s because she felt that AJ had the right to know that HE, not his brother Jason, was Michael’s biological father. That would have made sense and not seemed so self-deluding if the scenes just before Robin’s ‘attack of conscience’ weren’t of her and Carly arguing about who should raise Michael. Robin felt that she and Jason were best suited to care for him, since they were a couple and weren’t as ammoral as Carly – yes, despite Jason’s role as a mob hitman.
Carly, being Carly, scoffed at the idea and taunted Robin by telling her that Jason would also be bonded to the two of them (Carly and Michael) and that there was nothing she could do about it. Carly was wrong, Robin’s next move was to call Aj. She effectively made sure that Jason could not and would not be Michael’s father. If she couldn’t have Jason and Michael to herself, there would be no need for Jason to raise that child.
That was the day I began to despise Robin and didn’t care if she ever graced the screen again, until Patrick! For me, Robin hadn’t redeemed herself, Patrick made her tolerable. That poor, dumb, hot-as-hell, bastard! If only he’d known about Robin’s past – or at least known the full story. I know that many GH fans have fond memories of Robin as a child, but she lost her ‘cute quotient’ for me shortly after she began dating Jason. The shrill, self-righteous, moralizing woman some of you see now, as she attempts to cut Patrick out of his child’s life, is the Robin I’ve been annoyed by for years to come.
Believe it or not, I’m glad the issue was resolved without a court ruling, and that Patrick and Robin found their way back to one another. I like Patrick, and not just because he has abs you can eat off of, but because he’s honest -even if you don’t like hearing what he has to say. What a rarity for daytime males. I also like Patrick because he’s not afraid of saying to Robin what others have been either too afraid to say or too reverent and all-worshipping to say to her – she’s a pain in the ass who sits in judgment of others far too often! I like Patrick because as much as I don’t want to, he gives me a reason to want to like Robin again. Well done, Patrick, well done.