‘General Hospital’ News: Tristan Rogers Returns To His Role As Robert Scorpio

There is yet another General Hospital vet that is making his way back to Port Charles. Tristan Rogers, who plays the lovable Robert Scorpio on the daytime drama, is returning to the role that he originated back in 1980.

It was posted on the official GH site, and also confirmed by Executive Producer Frank Valentini on his Twitter account, that the longtime actor will be coming back this December. He has been gone for almost two years now, so fans will be thrilled to have him back. Valentini had this to say about Tristan’s anticipated return.

“Scorpio is such a beloved legacy character who evokes a sense of nostalgia and I know the fans have been patiently waiting for Tristan’s return. I share their sentiments and enthusiasm and that of our entire GH team in welcoming him home.”

Tristan Rogers is also happy to come back to his stomping grounds on General Hospital. He has been one of the most beloved characters on the soap for many years, and this news will definitely spread quickly. Rogers had this to say about his return.

“I am delighted to be visiting my friends in PC. Stand by for some fun stuff.”

In addition to Robert Scorpio returning to General Hospital this winter, it was recently announced that daughter Robin Scorpio, played by actress Kimberly McCullough, is also returning. There is no word yet on how long Robin is sticking around Port Charles, but viewers are probably hoping that there will be a Scorpio reunion between these two, and also mom Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). It is always a delight to see these three actors together on screen.

Robert Scorpio is known as the dashing super spy with the adorable Australian accent. He was one of the leading men on General Hospital back in the 80’s as he battled bad guys with Luke Spencer and had noted romances with both Anna Devane and Holly Sutton. After his latest departure from the ABC soap in 2014, Tristan returned to The Young and the Restless in the role of Colin Atkinson, leaving Scorpio behind.

Emma Sams and Tristan Rogers (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Emma Sams and Tristan Rogers (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Now that he is coming back to Port Charles, he will get to spend some time with his granddaughter Emma Drake as well. It may be a good thing to have her grandpa’s shoulder to cry on because it looks like her daddy’s new, or soon-to-be wife Sam, may be going back to her not-so-dead husband, Jason Morgan, after she finds out that he is alive and well.

This Scorpio family reunion is most likely just temporary as Jason Thompson is rumored to be leaving his role as Robert’s ex-son-in-law, Patrick Drake soon. This whole thing may just have to do with him leaving. Robin Scorpio’s on screen time is just temporary and she may be taking Patrick with her. There is no word on just how long Tristan Rogers is sticking around, but it will be great to have him no matter how long he stays.

Robert could also be coming back to help Anna out of her Carlos Rivera dilemma. She is feeling the heat from Paul Hornsby at the moment and may just need the expertise of the former WSB agent to get her out of it.

Finola Hughes (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
Finola Hughes (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

This has been quite an exciting week for General Hospital fans who love these beloved soap characters, but there may be even more casting news coming. Frank Valentini teased in his statement that there could be more news for viewers.

“It’s been a fantastic week of casting announcements for GH, but it’s not over yet.”

What does he mean by that? Could there be another familiar face coming to Port Charles very soon?

Who would you like to see come back to General Hospital? Comment below on what you think about Tristan Rogers making his way back to the ABC soap.

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