While the trio's children being in various states of disrepair (Robin is dead; Ethan was almost turned into a Spencer, er Scorpio kabob by Helena) may be what has Anna (Finola Hughes), Holly (Emma Samms) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) back in Port Charles again this week, their presence can't help but reignite the heated debate over their classic, General Hospital love triangle.
Holly Sutton was first involved with Scorpio's best pal Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), but when Luke was presumed dead following an avalanche, Robert stepped up to marry a pregnant Holly, preventing her from being deported. Although Holly miscarried Luke's baby, she and Robert decided to stay married, as they had fallen madly in love. Cue Luke's return from the dead and the beginning of the Luke/Holly/Robert triangle. Holly eventually chose Robert, while Luke reunited with Laura (Genie Francis), who by this point had returned from the dead herself. Robert and Holly were finally able to be happy together — until they weren't.
The year 1985 saw the arrival of Robert's ex-wife Anna Devane in Port Charles with his secret daughter Robin in tow. Though Robert ultimately decided to stay with Holly, even packing up to follow her to Australia; he returned to PC in 1987, believing Holly dead following a plane crash. In 1991, Robert finally remarried his baby mama, Anna, following the death of her ex-mobster hubby Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan, Greg Beecroft).
The next year, Robert discovered Holly hadn't in fact died (Does anyone in this town wait for a body, complete with a toe tag before moving on?!), and had been in a coma following her plane crash. The couple was back on good terms by the time Robert left Robin in the care of Holly and his little brother Mac (John J. York) to go rescue Anna from the dastardly Faison (Anders Hove). Holly, Mac, Robin and the rest of PC were soon shocked to learn Robert and Anna had "died" in an explosion caused by Faison. After a brief time of helping Mac rear Robin (and dating Luke's lookalike cousin Bill Eckert), Holly left town in '93.
Flash forward to 2006, when a lethal monkey flu brought the trio back to General Hospital. Since that time, Robert, Holly and Anna have all turned up from time to time, but their once insanely debatable love triangle has been left all but unresolved since the early 90's. With all three finally back in PC this week. It begs the question:
Once and for all, who is the great love of Robert Scorpio's life?