Longtime fans are excited because Tristan Rogers is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Robert Scorpio for another visit! The beloved character should appear sometime towards the end of August, given that the actor started taping episodes as of July 24! “On the set,” he tweeted. “Things look good.” Of course, since Rogers also has roles on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS (as Colin) and THE BAY (as Lex), fans weren’t initially sure which set he was referring to. But he quickly confirmed he was back on GH!
The last time viewers saw Robert was back in April when he surprised Anna and Jason at their hotel in Switzerland. With Anna supposedly off visiting Robin, it seems more likely she met with foul play, so perhaps Robert will be instrumental in bringing her back to Port Charles safe and sound?
During the daytime star's last stint, GHexecutive producer Frank Valentini shared a backstage snap of Rogers with Maurice Benard (Sonny) captioned: "Two legends in one building! Lucky us!"
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Rogers made his debut on GH in December of 1980, and Robert became a very popular character and enjoyed romances with Jackie, Holly, and Anna. He was killed off in 1992, but no body was found so while he returned as Robert’s “spirit” for a brief run in 1995, when he returned again in 2006, Scorpio was very much alive. Rogers also brought his alter ego to the primetime GH spin-off GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT. He made additional returns in 2012 and 2013, with a longer stint from 2015-16.
Fashback to some classic Robert Scorpio moments from the 80s in the special gallery below!
As to how long Scorpio will be sticking around this time, no one is saying. But hopefully he can stick around even after his business — whatever it may be — is completed. The character is much missed by fans! Stay tuned to see how the storyline unforlds, and for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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