Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4/8 Heard in the Waiting Room

  • Despair in the Afternoon has a whole range of emotions after watching Monday's show
  • The Daytime Emmys Awards will be telecast August 30th on The CW at 8:00 p.m. (ET) from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles
  • A PSA featuring Kimberly McCullough will air on April 16th and the May sweep storyline will integrate real life mothers with the illness.
  • The Obama administration yesterday launched a five-year, $45 million media blitz to spark awareness about HIV infection and AIDS. The campaign, Act Against AIDS, will include public service announcements, advertising on trains, buses and other modes of public transportation, text messages and a Web site, http://NineAndaHalfMinutes.org, a reference to the frequency with which people are infected. (Washington Post)

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 4/6 - M, T, W (spoiler pics)
Monday, April 6 – Patrick rescues Robin from the water and has her taken to Mercy. Patrick, Maxie and Matt worry that Robin’s near drowning wasn’t an accident but Robin insists she didn’t try to take her own life. Patrick confronts Robin over the prescription slip she ripped up. At Patrick’s urging, Robin reluctantly takes the pills her therapist prescribed.
Tuesday, April 7 - Robin bristles when Patrick brings Dr. Brown to her hospital room for a session. Robin wanders down to the docks and encounters Jason, who gives her some sound advice. Patrick, still thinking Robin was unfaithful to him in Rochester, feels slapped when he sees her embracing Jason.
Wednesday, April 8 - The rift between Patrick and Robin continues to widen. Robin decides to follow Kelly’s advice and calls Patrick to ask him to meet her in the park with Emma but Mercedes tells her he’s already there. Robin arrives at the park and sees Patrick with Elizabeth in a seemingly family moment. Upset over the sight, Robin takes off without being seen.
week of 4/13 - T, W,Th, F (spoilers pics)
Tuesday, April 14- Robin is tense with Patrick and tells Kelly about seeing him playing in the park with Elizabeth and the kids.
Wednesday, April 15- Having reached his breaking point, Patrick publicly accuses Robin of having been unfaithful.
Thursday, April 16 - After a heated argument, Patrick and Robin take the first step at trying to work things out.
Friday, April 17 - Robin wants to stop taking the anti-depressants immediately but her doctor warns her against it. Patrick confides in Coleman and becomes newly resolved to help Robin any way he can. Robin throws her pills in the trash.
week of 4/20 - T, Th, F
Tuesday, April 21 - Robin suffers a setback.
Thursday, April 23 - Patrick and Robin are on the right path.
Friday, April 24 - Robin’s denial about her condition leads to tragedy.

::Golden:
Soapnet spoiler for Wednesday
Robin is bothered when she overhears Patrick complaining about her to Elizabeth.
MSN TV:

MSN TV: What are you most looking forward to with this new hub?
Jason Thompson: I'm really excited and I think it's a great set and brings good energy into an old hospital. It's not as claustrophobic. The old hub was one of the only sets that didn't move, so this is something new and it's great. This one is bigger, we can play around more and cameras can follow us around and we don't have to stand around as much. I think it's just something new, even from the colors and the switch to HD. It's really some fresh air for the hospital.
What do you think it will mean to the viewers?
A great change. I think it's easy to get stagnant and along that same line for a while. This is a little bump in the road. I think it will be good.
You mentioned the move to HD, what do you think it means to the show?
I think it's going to be great, too. It's a great process and will look great and the crew is so well-trained and it will help put us over the top with the other soaps. I've always thought we have the best story lines and the best actors, and this will help raise the bar.
MSN TV: You mentioned the great story lines, but what else can you attribute to the longevity of "GH"?
Jason Thompson: I think it gets back to the fan base. They are dedicated. They believe in the characters and support us as actors and characters. Beyond that, it's a cast that really loves what we do and takes it seriously, and a crew that loves what they do and take it seriously. All of our writers and producers keep churning these out on a daily basis, which is very difficult to do. And the work that goes into one script, let alone 46 years of it, is quite phenomenal.
What's next for Dr. Drake and your story lines?
Lots going on. My wife is going through post-partum depression and she's going into therapy. We don't know for how long or how she is going to come out of it. There's a lot of changes. We didn't really have a honeymoon stage and we haven't had any of that yet. I think there's a lot of changes in the Drake household, along with the hospital, but personally I don't know how it's going to go. I know they'll drag it out a bit and take it as serious as possible. I'm sort of in the dark as well. (source)

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

:: Could be Complete Fiction::
Daytime Dish/Backup Board (source and source):
4/6
Wednesday April 8:
Robin and Patrick grow even further apart.
Robin finds Patrick in the park with Liz and all three kids.

GH is not a happy set, and has been for a very long time. But, it doesn't help when the man in charge shows his favoritism pretty blatantly. Brian Frons planned a private party for GH launch into HD. Unfortunately he only invited certain cast members to the party which is being held at his house. When cast members found out their invitation must have "gotten lost in the mail" the moral level hit an all time low. Basically if you are not in favor with Brian Frons you should not expect much in the way of a story on GH.

Patrick and Liz grow closer
Jason and Robin establish an old bond

4/8

Liz continues to provide Patrick with moral support and help with Emma. No more Jason and Robin scenes. Robin will find herself very, lonely.


9 comments:

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 7:22 AM  

Okay so even Jason Thompson gets it that the fan base of a soap is what drives it along. If only someone who is in charge at ABC would realize that fact.
The continued beat up Robin and leave her on the outside looking in or as one spoiler says she feels very alone-WTH are these writers doing????
I think if I were Robin I'd be depressed too-post partum or not. Her husband doesn't want to stick around for more than a few minutes and he's telling everyone and anyone that they should let her talk to him (I read he tells Jason to back off) but he continues to blab her business all over the place. It is just not a healthy relationship when one half isn't allowed to even talk to old friends without the other assuming something that's not there. I know this is a soap and that's what they do but this garbage is the type of stuff that happens during dating or whatever not during the "honeymoon phase" of a marriage. We didn't even get 10 seconds of bliss!!
I try to believe that it all works out in the end but I am finding that I just don't care anymore. Especially, when one side is going to take all the blame and we'll just have to accept it.
ABC should realize that there will be a void when GL goes off the air (where I live it is on the same time as GH) and if you actually wrote a decent soap than you might be able to fill that void for some and bring up ratings. The problem is a lot of us long-time viewers will already be gone!!

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

That's why all my friends and I stopped watching the show .With everything that I have been reading and hearing I lost my faith that the storyline will get better.

It is very cruel and disturbing the way the writers are handling a very sensitive illness.It would have been a great and compelling story if the writers did not include all the garbage.
I really started to hate Patrick's
character instead of being sympathetic.You want your wife to get better and you keep on saying that you love her by doing what!!!airing all your dirty laundry in public? PPD or not if I were Robin I would be pissed at him and would probably walked out on him.
The viewers drives soaps ratings and ratings drive revenues for soaps.GH/ABC/writers should be worried with G/L going under nobody is secure anymore.

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

I think people are being too hard on Patrick, depression is very hard on families - I speak from experience. There are a ton of issues going on in their relationship - defensiveness, trust, infidelity, fear of abandonment, failure as parents, failure to connect, etc. He's not reacting the best way, but neither did some of my family members, yet we all got through it in the end because we loved each other.

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

Anon, I'm glad you and your family got through it all the problem is our scrubs family is written by idiots and there is very little love being shown!

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

Spending money on new technology and new settings will not get back the viewers that the show lost nor will attract new viewers.
Utilize the shows strong couples with solid fanbase like the Scrubs and add more instead of playing musical chairs to find out which one will attract more viewers/fans.
Get new writers with fresh ideas to bring to the show instead of recycled crappy stories.
Viewers wants stories with passion,family dynamics,love in the afternoon, strong intelligent women,doctors/nurses saving lives.
Not the mob violence that you keep
showing to the viewers everyday.I myself is sick and tired of all these crap.
Remember your viewers are not just the 18-49 demographics that the show is so focus.Where I live that age range are all either in school
or working and do not watch any soaps at all.It's the retired over 50's like me that like to watch happy stories not depressing ones.

General Hospital Online Fan Site April 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

Regardless of what some readers are saying, I'm hyped about the new set!
Robin, GHOFS

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

Again, I find I just don't care anymore. What GH did for HIV and AIDS was wonderful....what it is doing for PPD is NOT.

If Robin were a friend or loved one of mine....it wouldn't have taken almost 6 months to get help. My family, friends, doctors, would have discovered and treated this.

What they are doing is SENSATIONALIZING a truly deploric illness.

And, the fact that good friend Liz is being "caught in the middle" and being introduced as the third wheel is ridiculous. Liz and Robin have been friends for years. Besides being a friend, she is a nurse....give her her own storyline. (Jason - where are you?)

Please get this over - and, soon.

PPD going untreated for this long -is sending a very negative statement.

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

It is sickening how Patrick and Liz are doing Robin. She deserves to have PPD the way they are treating her, especially her so-called devoted husband. I cannot wait until the writers get Liz and Jason out of the middle of the Scrubs. One of these days we may actually see the Scrubs Loving each other with at least a Kiss and a Smile.

Now, I am reading that The BAD WRITERS may not have ROBIN as a doctor anymore. Then what happens to the SCRUBS. This whole Soap is beginning to PISS me off.

I see now, the WRITERS don't get it as far as the FANS goes, and they just don't give a DAMN. Writers we want the PPD storyline over, and the SCRUBS happy and working together at GH. DON"T YOU ALL GER IT.

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

WRITERS RENEW THE SCRUBS CONTRACT (THAT MEANS KIMBERLY AND JASON) TOGETHER AND WORKING TOGETHER AS A LOVING COUPLE WITH EMMA. ALSO, YOU CAN PUT SOME DRAMA INTO. IF YOU DON'T RESIGN THE SCRUBS, I AM FINISHED WATCHING YOUR BELOVED SOAP OPERA AND I HOPE MANY OTHER FANS FOLLOW BEHIND ME.

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