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Fathers- Honor Dad, Robert Scorpio (SOU
Case Title- Port Charles
Protector Notes: DVX. WSB. They're letters Scorpio understands, but the same
is true of D.A.D. For years this hero has been fighting off the good, bad and
the ugle, not only making a living, but making a safe place for his daughter to
Under Investigation: The
father's notorious history with the lady folk of Port Charles. Hopefully Scorpio
will always find as much time to parent as he has to date.
Handicap to Child: Both
parents, Scorpio and Anna (and Duke, for that matter) have accents. Each
different. Child's future speech patterns predicted to be a bloody mess.
Advice to Child: When the
DVX is in town, don't ask for help with your homework.
50 Big [Plot] Mistakes- Duke Is
When Duke returned from the grave (he had actually faked his death) with a new
face and name, we (and Anna) could hardly believe it. Duke, formerly a dashing
Scotsman played by Ian Buchanan, was now a completely stranger whose briefly
renewed relationship with Anna nearly destroyed what their original characters
had established. Besides being poorly recast for a hokey story, Duke served
little purpose with his comeback- he was killed shortly after.
50 Big [Plot] Mistakes- Robin
Befriends Alien! 1990
This UFO (Undeniably Far-Out) tale of Casey Rogers, an alien from the planet
Lumina, crashed and burned from the moment he landed on Earth. Casey arrived to
retrieve a crystal that Robiin had found, and others like it, that were from his
world. GH, which had always prided itself in its character-driven stories, was
clearly lost in space with this wrong turn into sci-fi.
Year of Discontent: 1990- An Alien
Unfortunate Participants: Robin Scorpio,
Anna Lavery, Robert Scorpio, Casey the Alien, P.K. Sinclair (aka Cesar
Faison), Frisco Jones and Sean Donely
Setup: After discovering a
strange crystal on Spoon Island, Robin received an even stranger
visitor- Casey, a gentle alien from the planet Lumina.
Preposterous Plot: Robin
befriended Casey, whose mission was to collect her crystal- and others
like it- to save his world. Meanwhile, Sinclair moved to Spoon Island,
site of the other crystals. Only after Casey was proven to be an alien
did a disbelieving Anan turn to Sean and Frisco for help in getting him
home. Once Anna discovered Sinclair was Faison, the villain stole the
crystals and formed one giant one that caused a blackout. In the end,
Casey retrieved all of the crystals and departed for Lumina.
Fallout: Casey may have
bid his new friends farewell, but his doppelganger, reporter Shep Casey,
suddenly arrived- and thankfully left a few months later. On the Faison
front, Anna became engaged to him as part of a secret plot to bring him
down. The plan succeeded and he left town.
Permanent Damage? Just
because Faison exited didn't mean he was out of Anna and Robert's lives
forever. He returned in 1991 and unsuccessfully tried to break apart the
reunited pair. Then in '92, Faison made good on his threats and
apparently murdered Mr. and Mrs. Scorpio- a charge he denied upon
returning to PC earlier this year.
With its only redeeming value the introduction of villain extraordinaire
Faison, this wacky tale gets an alien-8." (SOD 11/2/99)
Best Love Triangles- He's in
Love with Another Man's Wife
The Pair: Leopold and
Dominique Taub, uneasily wed
The Third Party: Mac Scorpio,
What Went Wrong: Leopold and
Dom's marriage wasn't based on love. In fact, the groom forced himself on his
virginal bride on their wedding night. When Mac showed up at Dom's mansion in
need of shelter, he was bewitched by his benefactress. Luckily, Leopold was away
Things Got Really Complicated
When: Dom ditched her lavish lifestyle and fled to Port Charles to be with
Mac. Manipulative Leopold arranged for a judge to name him as her legal guardian
due to her previous mental instability.
Who Has the Advantage?:
Ultimately, Mac. Leopold has power and money, but love is a powerful motivator
and Mac is fearless when it comes to fighting for Dominique. He even helped her
fake suicide so they could run off together.
Favorite Heroine- Anna Scorpio
Rescuer of Choice: She'd
rather do it herself, thank you very much, but if the need arises, Anna would
prefer that her husband, Robert, step into the fray.
It All Began When: Anna
popped up in Robert's life, five years ago after their bitter divorce. The
conniving Ms. Devane was hellbent on breaking up her ex's perfect marriage to
Holly and stooped to all sorts of dirty methods. Eventually, Anna saw the error
of her ways and evolved into a strong, compassionate woman.
Her Most Recent Crisis: Newly
wed again, Anna's nemesis is creepy Cesar Faison, just as it was in her spy
days. Faison is part of a cartel looking to rule the world. To distract Robert's
attention, Faison hypnotized him into believing he's seen Cesar and Anna in bed
together. Sean figured out his scam, but it caused problems.
Hell and High Waters- Hidden Truths, Robert and Anna (SID 6/12/01)
Spies Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane were in the
profession of uncovering facts. But it was the truths that she concealed from
him- like say, that she was a double agent- that destroyed their first marriage
and strained all of their future attempts at reconciliation. Ironically, when
she revealed her biggest secret of all- that he was the father of cute little
Robin- it opened the door for a reunion. They grew close over their shared love
for their daughter, but this time, it was their own stubbornness that kept them
from rekindling that old flame. Both headstrong individuals, neither could admit
to the attraction which, to buddies and Robin, was so obvious. Robert insisted
Anna was just a friend, and the two enjoyed a bittersweet relationship, with him
affectionately calling her an old hag and her growing exasperated by his
so-called wit. Eventually, fighting fate proved fruitless, and they married for
the second time in splendid fashion with an outdoor gala on the Quartermaine
Hell and High Waters- Long Distance Love, Frisco and Felicia (SID 6/12/01) To this day, the mere mention of Frisco Jones brings
a sparkle to Felicia Scorpio's eyes. Sometimes, however, true love requires
sacrifice. Felicia understands that her adventure-addicted ex-husband would go
stir crazy being cooped up in Port Charles all the time. Not that Frisco doesn't
still love the lady of his heart; but playing husband and wife at the brownstone
pales in comparison to saving the world as a WSB agent. When their second child
was born, he gave the Mr. Mom thing a try. Yet Felicia could sense that
something was missing from his life. And as painful as it was, she let him go so
that he could be truly happy. Despite the miles that exist between them now,
their love continues to burn. And if his career ever fails to satisfy his need
for excitement... well, he knows just the woman to visit.
The Character Vanishes- Olin (SOD 10/1/91)
Occupation: Hip housekeeper
What Happened: Olin has been
taking care of Anna Scorpio's household for the past few years. Cleaning,
cooking and watching over young Robin keep her pretty busy. In recent months,
however, the Scorpios were forced to take up temporary residence in a hotel, and
Olin's services evidently weren't required.
Why We Miss Her: Olin's
common sense, advice and street-smart rap provide a break from all the troubles
plaguing the folks of Port Charles.
Odds on a Comeback: Olin is
undoubtedly thrilled that the Scorpios have moved into the old Webber house
(owned by Tony Jones). With a permanent base to call home, Olin has magically
rematerialized and we are glad to see her.
The Forgotten- Scorpio
Mac Scorpio was on the wrong side of the law when he
came to town in 1991. He clashed with brother Robert,
who blamed Mac for their parents' death. Mac was jailed-
twice!- followed by an arrest when he was framed fro
Robert's attempted murder. Robert eventually saved his
brother and they found the real culprits together. Years
later, after Robert was presumed dead, Mac became police
Mac and Dominique (SOD
The Sticky Situation: While
on the run, Mac discovered a country estate and was given shelter by its kindly
mistress, a lonely pixie named Dominique. He and his companions, Robert and
Anna, were forced to flee when Dom's unkindly husband, Leopold, arrived on the
Signs: From the moment Mac gazed at Dominique, he was smitten. For the
record, she seemed equally enchanted. When Dom was with Leopold, she seemed more
nervous and frightened than anything else.
How Far Will it
Go?: Dom ran off to PC to be with Mac, but Leopold's not letting go. He's
part of a cartel plotting to control world affairs, so he wouldn't think twice
about squishing Mac. Dom bounces back and forth in a dizzying game of ping pong.
Who Will End up
Brokenhearted?: Luckily, Mac has a not-so-secret weapon- his big brother.
Robert's out to crush the cartel and he's not about to let any harm come to
anyone near and dear to him. Mac and Dominique seem destined to be together- if
she can stop keeping secrets.
Kept Secret (SOD 4/28/92)
The Secret: Holly didn't
really die in that Australian plane crash.
Why Couldn't Anyone Figure It
Out?: We suspect Holly really was dead- until actress Emma Samms
agreed to reprise the role. The official explanation is that Holly skipped the
fatal flight and someone else used her ticket. Instead, Holly was in a car crash
that left her in a coma for two years. The news that Robert loved another woman
kept Holly from contacting him.
Was the Truth Ever Revealed?:
A few months ago, a pretty newcomer named Sabrina befriended Mac and Dominique.
The lady sure looked like Holly, but viewers weren't certain until she came
face-to-face with Robert. The reaction of the husband and wife confirmed the
Meet My Twin
In the Beginning:
Beautiful con artist Holly Sutton married handsome WSB agent Robert Scorpio.
Holly's twin sister, Paloma, didn't attend the wedding. In fact, she wasn't
invited because she didn't exist. So no one's feelings were hurt.
When Holly returned to Port Charles- not dead but at the height of her beauty
and fame- she was very worried about her twin sister, Polma. Flashbacks revealed
that the sisters had indeed met at boarding school (funny, most twins don't wait
that long to get acquainted).
Holly sailed to San Sebastian with new boyfriend Bill (who looked amazingly like
old boyfriend Luke), and the sisters switched identities at a masked ball to
fool evil Simon Romero, who was trying to thwart Paloma's efforts to fee the
good people of San Sebastian. Paloma was quite the tireless activist. When
you're fighting to save the world, do you really have the right to fix your
hair? Paloma had two kinds of hair- red wig on top, dark hair underneath- which
we couldn't help but notice.
The End: When
we last left her, Paloma hinted that she might see Holly again at Paloma's
wedding to Ric, a fellow freedom fighter. May we assume that they eloped, since
they haven't been heard from since?
Heart of Stone, 1994-1995 (SOD 8/6/2002)
Robin Scorpio and Michael "Stone" Cates.
Terrific Teen Tales: It
was not a relationship that Robin's Uncle Mac approved of, but that didn't stop
her from falling hard for Stone, a one-time employee of mob boss Sonny
Corinthos. Their abiding relationship eventually turned sexual, sealing their
romantic connection to one another. They had no way of knowing that heartache
was ahead, however, when Stone discovered that the "flu" he had been
battling wa actually HIV. Though he initially tried to hide the news from his
true love, a devastated Stone explained that he had probably contracted it from
his ex-girlfriend, Crystal, who had been a drug addict. Despite this blow, Robin
stood by Stone and unconditionally loved and nursed him through his final days.
He succumbed to AIDS in 1995.
Why It's Tops: Tremendous
time, attention and care was put into telling this cautionary tale of young love
and unprotected teen sex. As a result, the compelling saga never turned preachy
or maudlin. Instead, it compassionately personalized a hot-topic issue by
presenting it through the eyes and hearts of two people so in love and so right
for each other, but unable to live out a future together. Young actors Kimberly
McCullough and Michael Sutton pulled out all the stops to turn in subtle,
affecting performances throughout their characters' very adult trial. This
perfectly complemented GH's top-notch, realistic storytelling, making the tale
of Robin and Stone a lesson in love for viewers of all ages.
Til Death Do Us
Part When straight-A student Robin looked at Stone, she didn't see the street
punk so many had found it easy to dismiss and abandon. She saw through
his hardened exterior, all the way to his soul, a vessel that was
starving for the love she'd waited her entire life to share. Naturally,
her guardian, Mac Scorpio, had a different take on the situation: To
him, Stone was trouble, and would bring Robin nothing but trouble. And
in a way, Mac was right. Robin's feelings for her bad-boyfriend started
her acting out of character. Teacher's pet became a rebel, at least a
little bit. Then, when Stone and Robin were diagnosed HIV-positive,
Mac's worst fears were realized. But even amid that heartbreak, Robin's
fondest wishes were granted. She had discovered passion with Stone, and
more important, she had learned the true meaning of forever. Even now
that Stone has passed on, that's what their love still is. (SID 3/30/99)
Daytime's Most Romantic Couples- Most
Tragic, Robin Scorpio and Stone Cates Defying her Uncle Mac, the honor student snuck around town to tryst with
the runaway teen whose guardian was underworld overlord Sonny Corinthos.
"Stone and Robin were Romeo and Juliet," says former GH
headwriter Claire Labine. Against all odds, the two remained a couple,
and their devotion to one another was only strengthened when Stone
learned that he had contracted AIDS and unwittingly infected Robin with
HIV. In a bittersweet moment, a dying Stone regained his sight moments
before he passed away to gaze lovingly at the sweet face that he adored
above all others. Today, the legacy of their love lives on in Robin's
heart and viewers' memories.