I already wrote one blog about the Robin situation, but I have to do another one. Now, I think Robin is handling this badly and I think Patrick has every right to be upset.
But I cannot believe there wasn’t a gasp heard around the world when Patrick said,
“I cannot believe that you’re doing this to us again! The last time that you did this, you were gone… for two years”.
Seriously? OMG, if I had been Robin my head would have exploded. I wanted her to completely lose her shit and say something to the effect of, “I didn’t DO THIS last time – I was kidnapped. I called and talked to my daughter and you discounted that. I called and talked to you and you discounted that. People saw me and told you about it and you walked down the aisle with another woman and then took weeks to decide if you wanted me. Don’t you DARE blame me for this. I did not chose to leave you, trying for a cure for Jason had NOTHING to do with the explosion and it took me talking about leaving to get some real, honest emotion from you. NOW you care? I am MAD at you. And I am MAD that you don’t understand the parallels. Do you think that if the roles had been reversed….oh, wait, they were. I was presumed dead and held hostage away from my spouse and child. My MOTHER found out about it and dropped everything. My MOTHER did not receive a phone call from me – YOU DID. If…..pick a name…. oh, let’s go with Carly….if Carly found out I was alive and only she could save me a reunite me with you and Emma would you have wanted her to leave Joss and do so? Don’t lie to me, I know the answer is YES”.
Do I like that Robin is leaving….nope. Do I think her “death”, captivity and return were a great story…..nope (but they did have some GREAT moments). But if this is the story we are given, I want Robin to get mad. I would be.
Patrick gets to be mad (and isn’t Jason Thompson wonderful). Emma will get to be mad. But Robin has put up with things that should cause her head to pop off.
And (excuse me if I am scattered in the blog, but this story can be fixed) why can’t Patrick and Emma STILL go with Robin? They could get a house. Mommy could go to work every day and try to cure Helena, Stavros and Jason. Then at night she can go home to her family. Wherever they are being held, I am sure there is a hospital nearby where Patrick can work. This is a HUGE hole for me. I know that we don’t really want Patrick and Emma to leave Port Charles (just because one actress is leaving doesn’t mean everyone has to leave), but at least address the options.
I think the biggest shame for this story is that it seems to be so one sided. We know how Patrick feels and we get it. Many on the boards and in opinion pieces have said the same. How could Robin leave her child, once again she is putting Jason first, etc. But Robin has never been a doormat. She has not expressed ALL of the emotion she should have felt when she came back. Let us see some fire in her, let us see some anger and resentment, let us see the Robin we know.