Longtime fans are excited because Tristan Rogers is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Robert Scorpio for another visit! The beloved character makes his return in the Friday, April 13, episode when Robert surprises Anna and Jason at their hotel in Switzerland. Get a sneak peak at his return courtesy of this exclusive video from our friends over at TV Line, and then be sure not to miss this episode or the following ones to see how Robert impacts the search for Henrik Faison!
After ABC executive Nathan Varni spoke about wanting to bring back the fan favorite to the soap, the actor confirmed the news himself on Twitter. “So there you have it from Nathan himself,” Rogers revealed. “I’m coming back. Start work on March 19.” And then one day later, GH executive 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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On a Feb. 16 interview on “Daytime After Dark” on Blog Talk Radio, Varni spoke about a variety of topics, including wanting to pen a “big story” to bring Genie Francis back to GH as Laura and also involve Robert in Anna’s current mystery. “We actually have an interesting story that the writers are working on so I hope Robert will be back sooner than later,” the exec teased. “That’s the plan. So that should be something to look forward to hopefully in the next few months.”
Rogers made his debut on GH in December of 1980, and Robert became a very popular character with 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. The last time GH viewers saw Robert was in September of 2016 when he hoped Julian would pay for Duke’s death.
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, neither Varni nor Rogers has said, so you’ll just have to stay tuned! It will probably depend on how Robert factors into Anna and Jason's search for Henrik. Will he return to Port Charles with them or stay in Europe?
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