Jason Thompson Leaving 'General Hospital' as Patrick, Kimberly McCullough Returning as Robin

Kimberly McCullough and Jason Thompson.
Jason Thompson has decided not to renew his General Hospital contract, according to "setsiders" in the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth. Thompson as played Dr. Patrick Drake on GH since 2005.

The magazine also reports that Thompson "was in talks with another soap, and there was at least one additional drama that had express interest in adding the popular star to its cast."

Meanwhile, Emmy winner Kimberly McCullough will be making another return as Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake next month.

Will Patrick and Robin ride off into the sunset together? Will they say goodbye forever? Do you want GH to recast Patrick?  Would you like to see Thompson on another soap?  Weigh in below in our Comments section.

UPDATE:
CBS has released the first Y&R promo that includes the new Billy Abbott. Catch a glimpse of Jason Thompson in the role here.

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50 comments:

  1. Damn! Sorry to see Jason go, but if another soap grabs him, at least we'll still get to see him! Hope it's Y&R...they need to dump a few characters and bring on Jason.
    Don't they usually pick up all the former GH actors as soon as they leave?

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    1. Watching him on Y & R, as Billy....right now. Good luck to him on this new chapter.

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  2. If Jason doesn't change his mind, I want Patrick to leave with Robin even if she returns for one day. I could see JT ending up on Y&R.

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  3. I stopped watching GH at the beginning of this year, so my opinion on what occurs on GH is sort of mute, but I have to say I always found Patrick boring, so if another soap picks him up I hope it's B&B because that's the other one that I don't watch.

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    1. A moot point can be either an issue open for debate, or a matter of no practical value or importance because it's hypothetical. The latter is more common in modern American English. The term comes from British law where it describes a hypothetical point of discussion used as teaching exercise for law students.
      If, (on the other hand) your opinion is MUTE, then STFU!

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    2. I want them both back together on gh and Jason and Sam together and to stay that way thru all the ups and downs...and Elizabeth should go..she's only good for wanting taken men..Michael should be partners with his father. Morgan should be a cop.Dante is good with Lulu. Wateva u do plz don't do lame stories..thx

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    3. I agree with you except I don't like Dante, never did!! But I detest Elizabeth!!

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    4. I agree with Linda I want to see Jason with Sam want to keep Robin and keep Patrick and Emma together Elizabeth can go I agree and Lulu and Dante do need to stay together please GH keep these stars together and let us watch them be happy

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    5. I agree with Linda I want to see Jason with Sam want to keep Robin and keep Patrick and Emma together Elizabeth can go I agree and Lulu and Dante do need to stay together please GH keep these stars together and let us watch them be happy

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  4. Don't want Jason Thompsom to go, but if he go the only person that would be a good recast for him would be Vincent Irizarry he would be a good Patrick Drake plus he worked with Finola Hughes before on All My Children.

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    1. Vincent is now on Days of our Lives. He debuts in January.

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    2. I can't help but wonder if this means Emma would be leaving too..As obviously she needs a parent

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    3. I can't help but wonder if this means Emma would be leaving too..As obviously she needs a parent

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    4. I'd like to see a recast . I to am so over the back and forth of Robin . I love the character and history etc...But the way she came back and forth and wanted a baby so bad then left her seemed uncharacteristic . This is about Patrick though so I'd be ok with a recast - or what ever I like Jason's work and wish him the best.

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    5. I dont believe GH intends to recast Patrick atall.

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    6. They should make robin & Patrick and maybe Emma leave together on a new job journey or live somewhere else, and that will leave Robin or even both to come back in town for a visit, if they don't recast Patrick, these things do happe!!!

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    7. They should make robin & Patrick and maybe Emma leave together on a new job journey or live somewhere else, and that will leave Robin or even both to come back in town for a visit, if they don't recast Patrick, these things do happe!!!

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    8. They should make robin & Patrick and maybe Emma leave together on a new job journey or live somewhere else, and that will leave Robin or even both to come back in town for a visit, if they don't recast Patrick, these things do happe!!!

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    9. I think the decision on rather Jason stays or goes is his decision. I am just hoping that GH does not do what they do best like kill him off. If he is leaving I wish him all the best in his endeavors. I just hope that they don't kill him off. I would rather see him just go off into the sunset with his daughter and if he has to with Robin. Good luck on Y&R to Jason Thompson please say hello to Steve Burton. Again good Luck

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  5. I'm going to miss you, on General Hospital! I understand why you have to go! It's really sad, and I going to miss your handsome face. I hope they have someone else recast Patrick Drake. 😢

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  6. Recast him or kill him off so Emma can stay in Port Charles.

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  7. Let's get Matthew Ashford back as Tom Hardy Jr and find out that he's actually Jordan's Tommy and TJ's father. Tom and Olivia could bond over her keeping Leo from his violent father since that's exactly what Audrey did when she had Tom.

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    1. I totally agree-let's rebuild the extended Hardy/Webber clan. Also, GH should offer big bucks to Richard Dean Anderson to come back as Dr. Jeff Webber and take over the Chief of Staff position at GH from crazy Obrecht!

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    2. I agree. Bring back Tom Hardy Jr build back up the Hardy's and Webbers. Even bring Claudia and Brian's child on. Lot of history being ignored when we can really rebuild the hospital and still have the mob stuff if need be.

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    3. I agree. Bring back Tom Hardy Jr build back up the Hardy's and Webbers. Even bring Claudia and Brian's child on. Lot of history being ignored when we can really rebuild the hospital and still have the mob stuff if need be.

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    4. I agree too!! But I thought Robin went to GH and got her old job back? And when she was planning on leaving all along?

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    5. I agree too!! But I thought Robin went to GH and got her old job back? And when she was planning on leaving all along?

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  8. He'd make a great Billy Abbott on Y&R...guy playing him now is terrible.

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    1. The guy playing Billy on Y&R is terrible & forgive me, but he's not handsome to be playing the part of Billy.

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    2. The guy playing Billy on Y&R is terrible & forgive me, but he's not handsome to be playing the part of Billy.

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    3. If he's going to Y&R, I wouldn't be surprised if he's the new Billy.

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  9. I'm going to miss him on General Hospital. I hope he goes onto another Soap Opera so I could still see him since I watch all 4 soaps.

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  10. I REALLY want to see Robin, Patrick & Emma ride off into the sunset together. They could have Emma come back to visit Grandma Anna regularly in Port Charles. That way she'd still have as much screen time as she does now.

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    1. So do I- Robin and Patrick belong together. Let Jason & Sam get back together while our beloved "Scrubs" duo start over again. Besides, I want to see Liz and Nikolas pay BIG TIME for their sins!

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    2. Negative. Emma needs to stay. She is a great little actress. Let Robin be in trouble and Jason go off to help/find her and keep Emma
      in Port Charles.

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  11. I want robin and Patrick back together as a couple and Emma to be with her parents and I want Sam and Jason back together.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear that Jason Thompson will be leaving GH.However he may want try something new in his career because he's been on GH for 10 years or so.Now as for Patrick's exit, i want him and Robin to reunite and then they could decide to take Emma and leave Port Charles to start over somewhere else.Plus i'm also sure Robin's return will part in the reveal of Jake been Jason.

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  13. I can't stand this, they should recast him and let Emma (Brooklyn) grow up like Robin did. All the good characters are gone, this soap has gone to Sh-t. They need to rebuild the hospital staff n they great families of Port Charles like The Webbers, The crazy Casadines and The Quatermans. Back to basics, always works...

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    1. Agree, I hope some how they can leave Emma so she can grow-up on the show just like Robin, they just have to repeat GH history!!

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    2. Agree, I hope some how they can leave Emma so she can grow-up on the show just like Robin, they just have to repeat GH history!!

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  14. I hope that Robin comes back and they ride off into the sunset. I can't stand to see him and Sam together. Maybe little Emma will want to stay with Uncle Mac and Aunt Felicia.

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  15. I hope that Robin comes back and they ride off into the sunset. I can't stand to see him and Sam together. Maybe little Emma will want to stay with Uncle Mac and Aunt Felicia.

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  16. I want robin and Patrick back together as a couple and I want them to leave town together with Emma.

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  17. I'm very sorry to see Jason Thompson leaving general hospital,and I can't beleive y&R is getting another actor from gh,no I don't want to see another actor take his place,gh you had better do something,or are going to lose them all,going to miss you Jason,good luck

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  18. I'm very sorry to see Jason Thompson leaving general hospital,and I can't beleive y&R is getting another actor from gh,no I don't want to see another actor take his place,gh you had better do something,or are going to lose them all,going to miss you Jason,good luck

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  19. Stop giving y&R all your actors ,do something before we lose general!?

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  20. Stop giving y&R all your actors ,do something before we lose general!?

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  21. What?!!! I'm going to miss seeing Patrick. And can they please stop with Robin leaving and coming back, then leaving again! I'd rather see Robin, Patrick, and Enma's characters all leave together, rather than split them up again.

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