INTERVIEW: General Hospital's Jason Thompson on Robin's Return and Patrick's Complicated Love Life
It's the week Scrubs fans have been waiting for. Kimberly McCullough returns to TV screens as General Hospital's Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake! McCullough's leading man Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) couldn’t be happier.
“I had a great time working with Kimberly for the past six, seven years," said Thompson when I caught up with him last month at the Television Critics Press Tour.
The powers that be really wanted Robin back on screen, Thompson conveyed.
“We really wanted to make it happen. She had some time off and they wanted her back,” Thompson explained. “There are a lot of fans that love us together; which is a testament to the writing and the show as a whole. Kimberly and I brought an energy together and it really worked. It really starts with good story. And we’ve had some great storylines together. People really want to watch. They relate to the characters, who have been through a lot.”
Thompson believes Robin will forgive Patrick for starting a life with Nurse Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), after his dalliance with diabolical Dr. Britt (Kelly Thiebaud).
“He’s really been trying to move on," he said. "It’s a weird, kind of confusing time for anyone to do that. I think that Robin would know that Patrick’s heart is in the right place. His mind and other anatomies have kind of gotten him in trouble every once in a while! But I think that Robin knows him in a way that nobody else in the world really knows him. She knows him better probably than he knows himself.”
While Thompson is playing a brain surgeon, he still was able to be duped by Britt.