Emma Scorpio-Drake only visits GENERAL HOSPITAL occasionally these days, so it’s understandable if some fans might not be completely up on this little girl’s extensive history in Port Charles. Which is exactly where we come in! Born in November of 2008, Emma was aged into a little girl when Brooklyn Rae Silzer took over the role in July of 2011. Although she left town with her parents in 2016, Emma has continued to pop back every now and then.
Emma was born on what was meant to be Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake’s wedding day, but the newborn’s arrival interrupted things! After an emergency C-section, the proud parents welcomed their baby girl and named her Emma Grace. After discovering a cut on Emma’s ear, they feared the infant might have been infected with HIV from her mother, but thankfully, tests showed her to be HIV-negative. When Robin began suffering from postpartum depression, Patrick worried about their daughter's safety, but everyone intervened to get Robin the help she needed.
As a toddler, Emma found herself caught up in Lisa Niles’ obsession with Patrick and left alone in a car after Robin crashed and was abducted by her rival. Emma and Robin moved back in with Patrick after Mac’s house burned down. Lisa actually rescued Emma and Robin from the fire, but continued to plot against them until she landed in jail.
Emma was crushed when her mother was killed in a lab explosion, and Patrick’s depression led him to start stealing drugs from the hospital. After he got his act together, Patrick began dating Britt Westbourne, but Emma much preferred Sabrina Santiago, who was her babysitter for a time. When Britt insisted to Emma that she couldn’t stop her and Patrick from being together, the little girl ran away. Sabrina brought her home and Patrick was stunned to discover how Britt had been behaving. Emma was happy when her father and Sabrina finally got together, but when the couple were about to get married, Robin returned, very much alive!
Emma was overjoyed to be reunited with her mother, but Patrick felt terrible about dumping Sabrina to reunite with Robin. Cameron Webber and Spencer Cassadine both had a crush on Emma and fought for her affections. The girl was happy to learn that Sabrina was going to give her a baby brother, but sad when Gabriel was born early following a car accident and later died in the hospital. Emma was also upset to learn that her parents were getting a divorce.
When Patrick got involved with Sam McCall, Emma worried that her dead husband, Jason, would come back just like Robin did, and sure enough, that's exactly what happened!. Patrick took Emma to Paris to visit Robin only to find her missing and he teamed up with Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio to find her so mother and daughter could be reunited at Christmas. Emma was caught in a fire at Wyndemere during Spencer's birthday party, but escaped relatively unscathed. In 2016, Patrick and Robin remarried and moved to California with Emma to live happily ever after.
Emma has returned to Port Charles to visit her grandmother, Anna, and attend the annual Nurses Ball. She has also come home for Christmas holidays as well as Nathan and Maxie’s wedding where she acted as co-flower girl with Georgie. In the spring of 2018, Emma helped Anna search for information about Henrik Faison at his childhood school in Switzerland. She’s a strong young woman who is always up for a challenge, and every visit to Port Charles brings something new!
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