Robert's back! What did you think of Tristan Rogers' return last night on Night Shift? Drop a comment and weigh in on Night Shift episode three.
I appreciated the nod to history and it's clear that Sri Rao (Night Shift's new head writer) is the fan he claims to be. But what about the decision to give Robert Scorpio a brain tumor? Tristan Rogers gave his thoughts on Night Shift thus far on his official message board.
"We are now two shows into the series and the news is all positive. Oh yeah, say some? From a business standpoint yes. The figures are positive even if all the comments are not. My only desire is that you give this a chance. It is not the same animal as NS1 was. It has been put together in a different way. How is that, say some?
Well the premise is quite simple. It's about .......a hospital. The action, situations, drama and relationships are all centered around, for the most part, medical issues. We do not bring in anything else. And why should we? All manner of health related problems are a large part of life, with plenty of material available for a TV show. If this was not so hundreds of medical shows would never have happened.
And so it was with this in mind that the producers and writers set about developing NS2.
My character is as "kick ass" as ever. It's just that the situation is different. He isn't trying to save the world, just himself. And he needs some help.
The family dynamic is also different. Father, daughter; doctor, patient.
My mantra in the business is that "I seek to entertain". If at the end of the show you can't wait for next week, I've succeeded."
Tristan also talks about the decision to give Robert Scorpio a brain tumor:
"NS will change some perceptions of Scorpio. Not badly, it's just we make him more human. I mean even Superman gets hurt in todays reality. I would not have agreed to do this if I didn't think it would be positive. And believe me we get back to the basics of some well written drama that pulls apart this character. This will get to all members of his family.
Hope you like it.
Just Released! Another episode description for Night Shift.
PATRICK AND ROBIN BOND OVER A COUPLE WHO ARE FORCED APART
DUE TO A QUARANTINE ON “GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT”
AIRING TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 11 PM ET/PT
Episode 206 ("Playing With Fire") – Patrick comes to a better understanding about Robin's HIV after he meets a couple who are quarantined from each other, despite their desperate desire to be together. Meanwhile, a jealous Leo tries to steer Jagger away from Saira, Robert struggles with another setback and Claire secretly signs Kyle up on an internet dating site on General Hospital: Night Shift, TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 (11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT) on SOAPnet.
General Hospital: Night Shift stars Antonio Sabato, Jr. as Jagger Cates, Tristan Rogers as Robert Scorpio, Kimberly McCullough as Dr. Robin Scorpio, Jason Thompson as Dr. Patrick Drake, Sonya Eddy as Epiphany Johnson, Billy Dee Williams as Touissant Dubois, Adam Grimes as Kyle, Carrie Southworth as Claire, Ethan Rains as Dr. Leo Julian and Azita Ghanizada as Dr. Saira Batra.