I tried to watch the whole thing.
I really did.
But once again, just like with season one, I just couldn’t watch the entire episode of General Hospital: Night Shift, season 2.
In a word.
Except, of course, the scenes with super spy Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) – a victim of a plane crash who thinks he’s back in time.
Tristan Rogers
His scenes across the board were wonderful, especially with Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick (Jason Thompson).
The scenes with Jagger (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) and Robin were touching.
The scene in the closet when Robert Scorpio was delusional and was trying to escape from the hospital was vintage Scorpio.
And how about when Robin realizes that her father doesn’t know her and he collapses on the floor.
There was real feeling there.
There was history there.
I could have watched them the entire show and have been happy.
I also enjoy Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) immensly. I mean, who doesn’t. She’s great.
But, honestly, the rest of the show I could care less about.
What’s up with the whole new cast of young doctors?
I’m not invested in these characters – nor will I be.
How can one become invested in a whole new slew of characters – all basically young, pretty faces.
I’m just not into this whole new soap mentality that you have to cast a bunch of young newbies.
Are producers even looking at the latest demographic studies, which show the average age of soap opera watchers are over the age of 50?
And, probably, most of those viewers have been watching their favorite soaps for more than 35 years, which means they want characters they have come to know and love.
Like Robert Scorpio.
Here’s a thought.
Move him back to the real General Hospital.
Get rid of the mob.
Bring back Luke and Laura.
And let’s have some “Love in the Afternoon.”

It had to be THE CUTEST moment of the soap opera week!
Did you catch that scene on General Hospital with a baby being thrust into Dr. Patrick Drake’s arms by a mother who dropped some of her things on the floor of GH?
There he was, baby-phobic Dr. Drake (Jason Thompson) holding a baby!
I have to say, the baby stole the entire scene.
That baby
Look at the gleam in his eye?
It’s as if he’s saying, ‘ha, ha. I know you don’t want to be holding me, but you have to!’
That kid was so adorable.
He had to be, because – in general – babies on soaps don’t normally capture my attention.
I mean, basically, they’re just window dressing in a scene.
But this one – well, he stole the scene.
And then he propelled the scene – and the ensuing reactions from Patrick, Epiphany and Robin – and they were all hysterical!
Check out the reactions.
First we have Patrick out of his comfort zone.
Then we have Epiphany who’s checking out the whole scene.
And then there’s Robin, who’s clearly enjoying the situation.
It was just a vignette, really, but it was a wonderful – and all too brief – respite from the mob wars and violence that usually prevails on GH.
(Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa’s General Hospital Screencaps)