Kimberly McCullough is leaving General Hospital while Robin heads to Africa for humanitarian work.
Robin will be gone for three weeks, but it's not clear how long McCullough herself will be missing in action. With clever taping, sometimes a star's absence is not even noticed by the viewer. However, in this case, Robin's departure will be part of the storyline and have some ramifications on her marriage to one confused Patrick. First of all, she takes this assignment without discussing it with him first (seems odd, since they have a little girl). Secondly, Patrick has yet to sort through his jealousy over the Lisa/Steve situation, leaving him vulnerable to the predatory Lisa.
As previously reported, McCullough has been accepted to an AFI director's workshop, and her time off may be related to that.
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