General Hospital Loses Dr. Robin Scorpio: Kimberly McCullough Leaving For Second Time, Might Return

General Hospital Loses Dr. Robin Scorpio: Kimberly McCullough Leaving For Second Time, Might Return

General Hospital seems to have more revolving and departing cast members than any other show on television, and really, that’s not much of a surprise. TV soaps already stretch credibility as it is, and to a long-running show like General Hospital, actors are as dispensable as napkins.

For example, it’s been reported that Kimberly McCullough will be leaving General Hospital – for the second time. Kimberly returned as Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake on a ‘short-term contract’ in September, but it looks her contract is already up. Kimberly told reporters at the ABC TCA party, “I only have two more weeks left. Next week and the week after.”

As for the reason that she’s leaving, Kimberly explains, “Robin’s leaving because of her love for another character that is not Patrick on the canvas. But it’s not goodbye. It’s just see you later.”

I’m thinking Kimberly’s not leaving just because of contract reasons, but probably also because of her participation in the ABC/DGA creative talent program. She’ll reportedly be shadowing a director on Grey’s Anatomy, and honestly, that job’s probably a lot more creatively fulfilling for her than playing a recurring character on General Hospital.

Still, it’s a little worrying to see how quickly General Hospital and other soap dramas hemorrhage actors. Obviously, they realize by now that the actors are not the draw, the show’s name is – and that’s especially true for a brand name like General Hospital.

What do you guys think about Kimberly’s departure from the show? Do you think she’ll be back? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

  • Angel 2009

    Revolving door indeed! Getting kinda tired of these short term stints.

  • jlo86

    Kind of disappointed with the fact they stop patrick and sabrinas wedding with the return of robin and then she is leaving. I actually liked patrick with sabrina together . Of course they were going to put old love back together but why if she was leaving, should of just left patrick with sabrina, an their new life and robin just there since she was leaving again anyway. Atleast emma’s hopes wouldnt be crushed once again, she liked sabrina would of been easier since she knew her dad moved on instead of her thinking her family is back together and its not for long.

  • Sabrina

    I love Robin! Always will, love robin and patrick together , absolutely perfectt

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  • b paladi

    Will miss Robin…lHope it will be a quick return..Do not put Patrick and Sabrina back together….They are boring together…

  • Erika

    Sad:-( I like Patrick and Robin together not Patrick and Sabrina! I really hope that she leaves the show with her and Patrick together!!

    • Helo

      Can’t stand Sabrina! Now Patrick resents Robin!? LOVE THEM together! Come back Kimberly!!!

  • stacy

    I thnk this is just crazy im getting so sick of this craziness why cant there ever be a happy ending for those two robin and patrick

  • Tiff83

    I LOVE Robin & Patrick together. I don’t think they should have brought her back only to have her leave again – they should have brought the character back then re-casted Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake!! Sorry I love Kimberly McCullough and all but that was stupidity!!!!

  • Bobbi Jennings

    I really want Patrick and Sabrina….I loved Robin in the past and would prefer she stayed in the past.