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.
Boring!
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
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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.”

Has anyone watched General Hospital: Night Shift, season two yet?
I haven’t mainly because I absolutely HATED season one…..absolutely hated it for various reasons. Click here to read my blog that I wrote last year about season one.
But, I must say, that the recaps for the first two episodes sounded interesting….and entertaining.
Let’s not forget, Antonio Sabato Jr. reprises his GH role from long ago as Jagger Cates.
(Yes, you can stop reading long enough to wipe the drool off your chin.)
As episode three is about to air tonight 11 p.m. EST on SOAPnet, I will absolutely have to tune in.
Why, you ask?
Because the legendary Tristan Rogers, aka Robert Scorpio, makes his debut tonight on Night Shift….and I must confess I’m excited.
Excited because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love Robert Scorpio, the Super Sexy, Super Charming, Super Spy from the Luke and Laura days on General Hospital.
And, yeah, Tristan Rogers is still super sexy at 62.
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How do I know this, you ask?

Because I’ve been face-to-face with him twice in the past two years.

And he’s totally charming…much like the character he plays.
I met him November 2006 at Super Soap Weekend, when I was thrilled to pull his fast pass and meet him up close and personal.
The following April, he came to the Palm Beach International Film Festival for a debut of his short film “Opportunity Knocks.”
I interviewed him and wrote a story – as part of my real job – as a reporter for the “Palm Beach Daily News.”
You know how some men look better as they age?
He’s one of those.
In a blog he posted on his MySpace page, Tristan asks his fans to give NS2 a chance and says it’s much different than season one.
He says his character is as “kick ass” as ever. But he doesn’t say anything about what’s going to happen during Scorpio’s reemergence in Port Charles.
According to TV Guide, Robert Scorpio comes to General Hospital with “a major health issue that’ll have him grappling with his mortality.”
I’m looking forward to the interaction between Robert and his daughter, Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), which should be interesting in light of the fact that Robin is now pregnant.
At any rate, I’m tuning in tonight and I think you should too.
After all, it’s a two-fer.
Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Tristan Rogers.
Throw in Jason Thompson as Dr. Patrick Drake and you’ve got a hat trick.
How can you go wrong with those three on your screen?

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!
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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.
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Then we have Epiphany who’s checking out the whole scene.
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And then there’s Robin, who’s clearly enjoying the situation.
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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)