Monday, March 9, 2009

3/10 Heard in the Waiting Room

  • Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS awareness day. In 2005, girls represented almost half of the AIDS cases reported among teens. HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death for both African-American and Hispanic women in the United States, and African-American women are 23 times more likely to contract the disease than white women. Look for testing and roundtable discussion events in your area.
  • The Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares event last night raised $325,000, We Love Soaps has a review of what happened
  • TV Guide Canada lists Kimberly McCullough as one of the top actresses to watch, Robin and Patrick as one of the top duos, and Robin endangering Emma's life as one of the top soap moments this week
  • Despair in the Afternoon asks "Is this a story about postpartum depression or is it a story about a family’s expectations and roles after they have a baby?"  and why they never discuss the important things.

By clicking on ‘Read More’, you understand that you will be reading the latest Scrubs-related spoilers and speculations …some of which are pretty reliable and others may be designed to incite panic/false hope in a fanbase. Enter at your own risk!!

Special thanks to the Scrubbies relaying this information…here are the Spoilers and Speculations for the day:

Expected GH Scrubs airdates (breakdowns from Lisa)
week of 3/9 - M, T, W, Th, F (spoiler pics)
Monday, March 9 - Carly decides she wants to move forward and asks Patrick to perform the procedure on Michael. Robin and Patrick are scratchy with one another as she continues to deny she could be suffering from post-partum depression.
Tuesday, March 10 - Patrick clashes with Robin before Michael’s surgery but Sonny and Carly give him the go ahead to perform the procedure anyway.
Wednesday, March 11 - Patrick gives Jax and Carly the sad news that Michael’s condition remains unchanged and he isn’t a candidate for the experimental treatment. Matt infuriates Robin when he mentions post-partum depression and she kicks him out. Robin accidentally leaves Emma asleep in her carrier at Kelly’s when she’s called off on a hospital emergency.
Thursday, March 12 - Sonny asks Robin for a favor. Robin races back to Kelly’s when she remembers leaving Emma there unattended. When Robin realizes no one knows she accidentally left Emma behind, she decides to keep it a secret.
Friday, March 13 - Robin doesn’t tell Patrick what really happened with Emma. Patrick tries to convince himself that Robin doesn’t have a problem. Robin’s behavior grows more and more unpredictable.
week of 3/16 - M, W, Th, F (spoiler pic)
Monday, March 16 - Patrick asks Elizabeth to track down Robin and explain that he can’t make their dinner date due to a hospital emergency. Meanwhile, Robin ends up at an out of town bar and re-invents herself, claiming she’s single with no children. Elizabeth later tells Patrick that Robin never went to the restaurant as planned.
Wednesday, March 18 - Patrick is hurt and furious when he learns Robin contacted Mac and not him. Meanwhile, Robin makes friends with a charming carpenter named Brad at the bar. Robin panics when Brad asks her out on a date. Patrick drowns his sorrows at Jake’s and embarrasses himself in front of NASCAR driver Jeff Burton.
Thursday, March 19 - Robin appears as though she might be ready to go home but then impulsively returns to the bar and asks Brad if his offer to go out still stands. Mac blames Patrick for Robin’s running away. Patrick and Maxie try to convince Mac that Robin is suffering from post-partum depression.
Friday, March 20 - Patrick and Maxie force Mac to accept the truth about Robin. After getting the police report, Mac tells Patrick where to find Robin. Robin makes a bold move after going to the movies with Brad.
week of 3/23 - M, T, W, F
Monday, March 23 - Patrick gets an eyeful when he tracks down Robin.
Tuesday, March 24 - Robin finally admits she has a problem.
Wednesday, March 25 - Patrick continues to be frustrated by Robin’s behavior.
Friday, March 27 - Patrick implies to Robin he knows she’s keeping secrets.

none at the time of this post

:: Pretty Reliable::
AIG none at the time of this post

:: Could be Complete Fiction::
Daytime Dish/Backup Board (source and source):
Guza is taking a page out of the Kennedy shooting conspiracy
Brad is still taping

Do you have any info on KMc and JT?
KMc is very excited about what is coming up between her character and Sonny and Carly. The PPD will be over shortly. Brad is just Scrubs angst. She likes the angst, as does JT. They are having fun with all the fighting and sometimes crack one another up immediately after scenes. They are neat people.

Robin spirals out of control. Who will be able to save her?
Patrick confides in Liz about Robin.

Tuesday, March 10:
Patrick and Robin disagree about Michael's treatment.


Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

I am so glad JT and KMC are having fun with their role.

Do you know who is going to save Robin, hope it is her husband(Patrick) not some stranger.

When is the PPD over?

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

i hope patrick save her i hope it is not same stranger to save her when is ppd over i hope soon i want them to be happy

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 8:47 AM  

can someone tall me if this bard is going on gh

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

I hope the writers and everyone involved in this storyline reads the comments and realized that without all this viewers their show will not succeed and the ratings will not improve if they do not change the way they write the PPD issue. I totally agree with the Despair in the Afternoon columm.I made a comment in the 3/9 post and will repeat again that the issue needs to be dealt with in a very sensitive way.Rape if that's where the writer is going with the story should not be condone and has to stop .It is demeaning and degrading to PPD victims.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

I hope at the very least, Karen Harris looks at the poll on this site and reads why people are upset. She seems to understand Scrubs and maybe she can give them more heart in her episodes.

I don't blame Kimberly and Jason for enjoying the opportunity to finally work with some dramatic material (after the nonsense last year), but this storyline is setting up to be along the lines of Night Shift 1, and we're beginning to not recognize these characters again.

We can tune out again, just like we did back then.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Does the GH writers and everyone involved in the PPD storyline have professional/medical advisers telling them how to deal with this illness? Maybe GH writers should take a page from Sri Rao ( GH NS2 )and learn from him or learn from the viewers who actually knows the problem.It will save heartache and money if you want to save the show.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

The actors involved are doing a great job with what was given to them .The storyline should have been more realistic and can be a great story to tell in a very respectful way.Even if the story is fiction my heart goes out to the baby who was so much wanted from the start by Robin and loved by both parents I hate to see this happen in real life to a child .All of Robin's family should have been involved in the storyline .Anna ,Robert ,Mac . Matt's advice to Patrick was the only one that make sense in all of this story.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

GH and its writers have the opportunity to cash in on 2 great actors/actresses as far as the soap world goes. Great couples always save the show and GH is fortunate enough to actually have a couple with great chemistry who can pull this off.
Unfortunately, I don't think they care....

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

I agree the writers are using these (2) great character so wrong. I hope that really read the polls. I feel that they will be losing many fans after this storyline. Kimberly and Jason have a great chemistry and the writers are destroying it. Sometimes I think they would make a great couple in real life.

RAPE should never be enter into this storyline. They(writers) will lose valuable fans if that happen, including me.

I hope the writers understand that PPD is not like they have wrote it in the sweep. They are ruining a great Soap.

The mob scene are more realistic the than the hospital scene and the name of the show is General Hospital, not Mob show.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

I stopped watching GH a long time ago, back when Frisco left Felicia for the last time. I saw a Patrick/Robin discussion/argument on Soapnet and have not stopped watching since. If that goes, I will follow also,but it was good while it lasted...

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I know this site is about Robin and Patrick; but, I can't believe I am going to say this....I actually am liking Carly better than Robin.

They are trashing the character of Robin....and Scrubs is DEAD....move on. Robin's actions can no longer be forgiven.

She drives to NYC to "consult" on Michael....Carly got it right - "she should go home to her own child".

The writers and producers are loosing viewers and GH will be cancelled.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

As writers of this show it is very important to establish a relationship with your viewers that translates in something they believe and trust.Robin is a legacy character who is HIV+ and currently suffering from PPD.Barhopping,drinking in the middle of the day,flirting and accepting a date is irresponsible,insensitive and sloppy writing of GH.I stopped watching the show after Emma was found in the tree.A friend told me that she read the episode today with Robin was the worst.Good thing I dont watch the show anymore ,it will just depress me.

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