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Emma Scorpio-Drake
Brooklyn Rae Silzer as Emma Scorpio-Drake
General Hospital
Portrayed by Ruby and Rose Romero (2008-09)
Gianna and Jessie Salvatierra (2009-10)
Francesca Cistone (2011)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer
Current status Recurring
Duration 2008-present
First appearance November 4, 2008
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Alias(es) Emma Drake
Namesake(s) Gabriel Drake Santiago
Nickname(s) Em
Sweet Girl, Ems (by Anna)
Princess Scorpio (by Robert)
Beautiful [Girl]
(by Anna and Elizabeth)
Born November 4, 2008
(Revised to 2006[1]; then October 28, 2008[2]; then 2005[3])
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 9
Residence 329 Elm St.[4]
Queens Point
Port Charles, New York
Francesca Cistone as Emma Scorpio-Drake
Gianna and Jessie Salvatierra as Emma Scorpio-Drake

Emma Grace Scorpio-Drake is a character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of Drs. Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio-Drake.

Emma is seen as a miracle child because she was conceived naturally, even though her mother, Robin is HIV-positive and despite that, her father, Patrick wasn't infected when she was conceived.


Twins Ruby and Rose Romero portrayed Emma from her birth in November 2008 to February 2009.

Twins Gianna and Jessie Salvatierra portrayed Emma from March 2009 to December 2010.[5]

Francesca Cistone portrayed Emma in three episodes from March to June 2011.[6]

She is currently being portrayed by, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, who debuted on July 29, 2011.


Robin decides she wants to have a child, but when her boyfriend, Patrick, doesn't want to, Robin decides to use an anonymous sperm donor to have a child. Just as she is about to set up the donor to get an in vitro with, Robin's cousin, Georgie Jones, is killed by a serial killer in town. At her funeral, her sister, Maxie, rips into their mother for abandoning Georgie, and Robin is overwhelmed by everything that happens. She goes to Patrick's apartment because she is so distraught. He consoles her and they end up sleeping together.

A month later, Robin undergoes tests before her in vitro is done, and is shocked to find out she was already pregnant. She realizes from her gestation period that the baby is Patrick's and during their one-night-stand, the condom broke. Robin worries that she could have infected Patrick due to her HIV status. She goes to tell him that she's pregnant and that he might have been infected with HIV, but she overhears him talking to another doctor about the fact that he underwent tests to see if he had HIV when he realized the condom broke; the results were negative.

Robin decides to keep the secret of the paternity, but during a heated fight with Patrick, she admits that she is pregnant. Robin tells her uncle Mac Scorpio that the father of her baby is not as much a stranger as they think. Patrick overhears and eventually puts together the pieces, and realizes Robin is carrying his child. When he confronts her, she finally admits that he's the father. He tells her he wants to be a part of his child's life, but Robin tells him that she's going to raise the baby on her own, just as she planned.

Over the course of her pregnancy, Patrick and Robin slowly reconcile to the point when Robin agrees to let Patrick be a part of their child's life, who they eventually find out is a girl (8-13-08). Their baby girl kicks for the first time on May 27, 2008. Not long before the baby comes, Patrick proposes to Robin, and she rejects him. When she has an early labor scare, Patrick backs off. Robin later proposes to Patrick, realizing how much she loves him. Patrick declines, thinking Robin is doing this out of guilt. Robin's uncle, Mac, eventually forces them together in an interrogation room at the PCPD on October 9, 2008, and Robin finally accepts Patrick's marriage proposal.



Emma as a newborn.

Robin and Patrick set their wedding date for October 29, 2008, but Patrick gets held up at the hospital. When he finally shows and the wedding gets underway, Robin's water breaks and she's rushed to the hospital. She has a complicated delivery when her doctor and friend, Kelly Lee, realizes the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck. After undergoing an emergency C-section, Patrick and Robin's baby girl is born on November 4, 2008. They name her Emma Grace Scorpio-Drake and their family celebrates with them. While holding his daughter for the first time, Patrick spots a nick on Emma's ear, and both Emma's parents fear she might have been infected with HIV. Luckily, she is proved to be HIV-negative. Right after finding this out, Robin crashes due to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Patrick and her entire family ask her to pull through for Emma's sake.


Emma's first Christmas (2008)

Eventually, she wakes up and fights for the sake of her family. When Robin and Emma go home, Robin appears to have trouble in being a mother. Luckily, Maxie and her uncle Mac tell her to be patient. Patrick and Robin decide to set another wedding date so their daughter can be there, and they are officially married on December 29, 2008. Robin battles postpartum depression (PPD) in the beginning of 2009, and Patrick becomes increasingly worried about what this could do to Emma. During the hospital crisis in February 2009, Patrick is at the hospital trying to correct a surgery gone wrong, and Robin is at home, still not able to help Emma because of her post-partum depression. She pulls herself together long enough to realize that Emma is running a high fever.


Emma meets her uncle Sonny (2009)

She tries to get Emma to the hospital, but they get stranded when the van breaks down. Robin tries to walk but They are rescued by Maxie and Johnny Zacchara. Maxie and Johnny get Robin and Emma to the hospital, where they find out Patrick is under quarantine. Robin tells them to take Emma to Mercy Hospital while Robin helps passengers be evacuated from General Hospital. Patrick finds out Robin sent Emma with Maxie, and realizes her PPD is out of control. Robin is eventually brought to Mercy by Johnny, who tells Robin that Emma needs her now. At Mercy, Robin finds out Emma has pneumonia. After a few hours with Robin, Emma is cured, and the doctor says that it was due to "the power of a mother's love."


Emma with her parents on Christmas (2009)

Robin's PPD escalates to the point that she hallucinates an older Emma on a pier one night. She falls into the harbor, and Patrick is afraid she purposely tried to kill herself. He pleads with her not to leave their daughter. Robin admits that she has PPD, and that she needs help. Robin refuses to take the pills her psychiatrist prescribes to her, but she goes to therapy sessions. Kelly finds out about Robin not taking the medication, and she wants to tell Patrick the truth. Robin loses her temper and Emma's stroller ends up going down a stairwell. Luckily, Patrick stops it in time. Kelly tells him what happened after Robin and Emma leave, and Patrick stages an intervention, where Robin finally admits that she needs help and she agrees to go to an out-of-state facility for treatment. Robin returns home a few months later, eager to raise a family with Patrick and Emma.


Emma on her birthday (2010)

Patrick's ex-girlfriend, Lisa Niles, comes to town in late 2009. When Robin is out of town in Africa doing volunteer work as a doctor in July 2010, Patrick sleeps with Lisa. He regrets it immediately, but Lisa becomes obsessed with Patrick. Lisa takes Emma out soon after for ice cream without Patrick and Robin's permission. Eventually, Lisa brings Emma home while Patrick and Robin are out looking for them. Lisa becomes delusional, telling Patrick she can be a mother to Emma "in case anything happened to Robin." Patrick sees the threat and realizes Lisa has lost her mind.


Emma with her parents on Christmas (2010)

In an attempt to protect Emma, Robin moves in with her uncle Mac while she and Patrick plan to beat Lisa at her own game. Lisa finds out she is getting played and she becomes dangerous. She puts tranqulizer pills in Robins HIV medication. When Robin unknowingly takes the pills and drives, she goes unconscious while Emma is in the backseat and crashes the van. Lisa kidnaps Robin while she is still unconscious. Patrick and Mac later find the van with Emma inside, alive but alone. Patrick realizes Robin would never leave Emma alone, and that Lisa has taken her. Patrick later found Robin in the bottom of a well that she had fallen into while trying to escape Lisa and he rescues her. Emma is soon reunited with her mom.


Emma is left alone in a car (2010)

After the latest incident with Lisa, Emma and her mom moved into Mac's house, the old Scorpio home, for protection. Emma and Robin celebrated Halloween unaware that Lisa had been released from Shadybrook Sanitarium. While Robin ran inside of Kelly's to grab something for her and Emma, she left Emma outside in a stroller. Lisa comes and pushes Emma's stroller away. When Robin goes back outside and can't find Emma, she beings frantically looking for her. Emma was later discovered around the corner, unharmed. Robin blamed Lisa for the incident, although she had no proof. It was later shown that Lisa was in fact the culprit and was messing with Robin in an attempt to gaslight her.


Emma on Halloween (2011)

Emma and Robin moved back in with Patrick after Mac's house was burned down by an accidental fire that was started after Emma's birthday party. Lisa who had been stalking Robin outside of the home ran inside and saved Emma and Robin when she saw the house go up in flames. However despite Lisa's heroics, she still held a grudge toward Robin and continued to plot against her. Patrick and Robin attempted to move past the Lisa drama and started attending marriage counseling. Kristina Corinthos-Davis became Emma's babysitter. Lisa began manipulating Kristina and Emma in an attempt to mess with Patrick and Robin. Kristina told Patrick and Robin of Lisa's deeds and they manage to trap her as she tries to lock Robin in a basement and kill her. Caught red-handed, Lisa was carted off to jail.


Emma asleep on her birthday (2011)

Lisa returned two more times to terrorize Emma's family until she was finally stopped. During her last act, an attack on Patrick and Robin on a boat party celebrating her Uncle Matt's research, Lisa was killed and thrown overboard. Patrick and Robin were able to move on from Lisa but were met with health problems when Robin's HIV medication stopped working. Robin got sicker and was afraid of scaring Emma with her illness. She wanted to disappear to spare her family pain but Jason Morgan convince her to stay and fight for her family. Robin was able to find a new drug protocol that worked for her and she recovered. Patrick, Robin and Emma, then took a trip out to a plot of land on which they would one day build their dream home.

Robin anna emma

Robin, Anna, Emma

In early February 2012, Emma was visited by her grandmother, Anna Devane. She is also later visited by her grandfather Robert Scorpio who brought her two stuffed koala bears, one to represent Robin and the other to represent Emma. However tragedy struck young Emma's life again when her mother Robin was tragically killed in a lab explosion while working on a drug protocol to save Jason's life. Patrick had a hard time breaking the news to Emma, but with the help of Elizabeth Webber, they were able to break the news of Robin's death to her together. Emma did not understand at first, but became deeply saddened when she started to realize that her mother was never coming home again. Patrick stayed by Emma's side and never left her through this ordeal.


Emma on Halloween (2012)

During Patrick's depression in May 2012, Patrick has been dumping Emma on Elizabeth. On May 14, 2012, while at Kelly's with Elizabeth and her son, Aiden, she complains that she misses her father and her mother. Jason walks in and helps Elizabeth talk to Emma, explaining that Robin will always be in her heart and Jason even tells Emma how much Robin meant to him. Patrick's depression caused him to start stealing amphetamines from the hospital to get through his days without Robin. After going through a detox treatment to get clean, he promised Emma that he's just been sick but he's all better and that he's not going to die.


Emma with her dad and Sabrina during the Nurses Ball (2013)

Patrick decides to open up to dating again, and begins dating Dr. Britt Westbourne. Though Britt shows an interest in Patrick, she is shown to be mean and callous behind his back. While Patrick often worries about Emma, Britt doesn't show the same concern. She convinces Patrick to hire student nurse Sabrina Santiago as Emma's babysitter, knowing full well that Sabrina has a crush on Patrick. Emma starts warming up to Sabrina, but develops a disdain for Britt when she first meets her. Patrick initially doesn't listen to her, but Sabrina does. Sabrina stops babysitting Emma when her feelings for Patrick start becoming hard to dismiss. Emma is upset about this, and even more when Patrick decides to bring her along for a date with Britt so they can get to know each other. Patrick takes a call, and leaves Emma & Britt alone. Emma tells Britt that she doesn't like her, and Britt replies back that she doesn't like Emma either, and that there's nothing Emma can do about it because she's going to be with Patrick.


Emma and Sabrina during halloween (2013)

Emma runs away right after, and finds Sabrina at the docks, and tells her what Britt said. Sabrina brings Emma back to a relieved Patrick, and explains what Emma said. Patrick cuts his date with Britt early to take Emma home. The next day, though, Britt convinces Patrick that Emma was just acting out. However, Patrick later overhears Britt threatening Sabrina and calling Emma a "spoiled brat." He immediately broke up with her, something Britt didn't take kindly to. Emma expressed to Patrick that she hoped he would date Sabrina now that he was free. Sabrina told Patrick the truth about her feelings right before she graduated nursing school. Patrick wasn't sure, unable to trust himself after what happened with Britt. But when Emma sent a picture of her and Sabrina at her graduation to Patrick, he realized his feelings and wanted to tell Sabrina.Patrick would eventually tell Sabrina he wanted a chance with her at the Nurses' Ball, an event Patrick and Sabrina put together to honor Robin. Patrick would give a touching dedication to Robin during the event with Emma by his side.


Emma hugs her mommy (2013)

Britt crashes his dedication and announces onstage in front of the crowd that she's pregnant with Patrick's child. Emma is upset, not wanting anything to do with Britt or the new baby. Though Britt tries to make a play for Patrick with the baby, Patrick stays with Sabrina, something Emma is very happy about. Eventually, Emma begins to warm up to the idea of being a big sister to her little brother, as Patrick later tells her. However, Britt later admits to Patrick that the baby isn't his when Patrick threatens to take the baby away from her. Patrick slowly breaks this news to Emma, who is hurt that she won't be a big sister, but who hopes to be a big sister someday. Emma is delighted when Patrick & Sabrina tell her they're getting married soon. Emma dressed as Dina Girl for Halloween, and ends up spilling punch on herself.


Emma runs to her mommy

Unknown to Emma, Robin comes to her rescue in disguise. Emma thanks her with a hug. Sabrina sees what's going on and goes to Emma, who says that Sabrina is going to be her new mommy, which causes Robin to take off. Later on, Sabrina tells Emma that what she said meant a lot, but promises her that she will never try to replace her real mommy. Emma is reunited with her mother at her father and Sabrina's wedding, and she is overjoyed. Patrick, though, is conflicted, and lets Robin take Emma to Anna's place while he figures out who he wants to be with. He later promises Emma he'll make his choice in time for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Emma's parents get back together. She opens her presents with them, and is disappointed when she opens her mother's present and it's something she already has. She opens Sabrina's present, and says it's exactly what she wanted. Though Robin feels awkward about this, she decides to enjoy the fact that she has Emma back. On New Year's Eve, Emma "officiates" while Patrick & Robin renew their vows at home as the clock strikes midnight. Emma ends up falling asleep before midnight.


Emma, Cameron, Spencer and Heather

Emma spends time with Cameron Spencer and Spencer Cassadine, who both want Emma to be their girlfriend. The three often get into mischief, and on one particular occasion, they are running around Wyndemere, Spencer's home, when they come upon Heather Webber in the stables. They notice something moving under a blanket near Heather, which is covering Carly Jacks, Heather's captive. Heather, though, tells Cameron, Spencer, & Emma that it's the chupacabra, a mystical creature that preys on animals. The three run off, and later talk about slaying the "chupacabra" so it won't hurt the horses.


Emma and her mom

Emma researches the chupacabra, and later asks Patrick if she can come to work with him. Robin is reluctant to, as the woman who held her captive for two years, Dr. Liesl Obrecht, Britt's mother, is now the Chief of Staff at the hospital. Robin agrees, on the condition that Patrick keeps Obrecht away from Emma. At the hospital, though, Dr. Obrecht approaches Emma trying to win her over with candy, but Emma spitefully turns her away. Patrick later tells Dr. Obrecht to stay away from his daughter. Sabrina comes to the nurses' station, and Emma says she misses Sabrina, and Sabrina returns the sentiment. Obrecht then remarks nonchalantly about Sabrina's pregnancy, surprising Emma.


Patrick and Sabrina tell Emma about her baby brother

Sabrina later confirms that she is pregnant, and Emma asks if her dad's the father. Sabrina says no – her ex-boyfriend, Carlos Rivera, is. Emma then reveals she came to ask Sabrina about the chupacabra & how to slay it. Sabrina insists it's not real, but Emma gets her backpack to show proof. When she bends down, Elizabeth comes in and asks Sabrina to tell Patrick that he is actually the baby's father. Emma reveals herself then, and asks Sabrina if what Elizabeth said is true. Elizabeth retracts then, telling Emma she made a mistake. Emma then tells Sabrina that she would be happy if Patrick was her baby's father, because she loves Sabrina. Elizabeth later takes her to the nursery when Emma says she wants to see the newborn babies. Sabrina, upset about lying to Emma, finally admits to Patrick afterwards that he is the father of her baby. On March 20, 2014, Emma and Cameron start "dating".


Emma's brother, Gabriel

Emma finds out that Sabrina is having a baby boy with her daddy, making the baby her half-brother. Emma has a dance recital. On her way home, her, Patrick and a pregnant Sabrina are in a car accident. On April 26, Sabrina delivered a premature baby boy on the roadside with the help of Britt Westbourne and Patrick Drake. The baby is severely early and has many complications. He is currently fighting for his life in the General Hospital NICU.


Emma hugs Sabrina

On May 27, Emma comes to visit Sabrina and her half-brother at the NICU. She gives Sabrina flowers and a stuffed koala bear to give to the baby so he has a friend. Emma insists her brother needs a name, and suggests "Early" because he came early. After some jokes about it, the baby is named Gabriel by Sabrina after her mother. Sabrina wishes to honor Emma in the baby's middle name, so the baby is named Gabriel Drake Santiago. Emma finds out that her baby brother died and she is crushed.


Emma and her daddy

On June 25, Emma goes to camp but before she gets there she takes flowers to Gabriel's grave. She then meets up with Cameron and Spencer. Spencer gives her money for the Gabriel fund and Emma says she can't wait to make her own donation. She says that she wants to be friends with Spencer but that she can only have one soul mate - Cameron because he gets what she's going through (they both lost little brothers) and he gets her. On July 4th, Patrick and Emma go to watch the fireworks together. Emma asks Patrick if he and Robin will be getting a divorce and Patrick says yes, because although he and Robin still love each other, he doesn't think they can be married anymore. Emma is saddened by the news of her parents impending divorce and Patrick comforted her. Emma starts acting out and has a hard time accepting her parents' divorce.

Emma is later seen at camp with Cameron, Spencer and Josslyn. In early August, Emma talks to her mom on the computer and then she cuddles with her dad. A few weeks later, Emma throws a tantrum because she misses her mom.

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Born via emergency C-section because the cord was wrapped around her neck [Oct/Nov 2008]
  • Wasn't breathing when she was born [Nov 2008]
  • Had an HIV scare when her father found a nick on her ear; the HIV test came back negative [Nov 2008]
  • Placed in a tree by her mother [Feb 2009]
  • Suffered from pneumonia [Feb 2009]
  • Her mother accidentally left her at Kellys [Mar 11, 2009]
  • Her mother accidentally pushed her down the stairs in her stroller [Apr 24-27, 2009]
  • Stalked and tormented by Dr. Lisa Niles for over a year [Jul 2010-Oct 2011]
  • Kidnapped by Lisa Niles (she had permission from the babysitter to take her for ice cream, but did not have permission from Emma's parents) [Aug 20-23, 2010]
  • Threatened by Lisa Niles when she boiled one of her toys in the lab [Sep 7, 2010]
  • Left alone in a car when Lisa Niles took her mother [Sep 24, 2010]
  • Briefly kidnapped by Lisa Niles, a second time, on Halloween in order to make her mother, Robin appear paranoid [Oct 29-30, 2010]
  • Suffered from minor smoke inhalation after being inside Mac's house when it caught on fire [Nov 2010]
  • Experienced a fever after ingesting the toxin Jerry Jacks had placed in the Port Charles water supply [Sep 2012]
  • Ran away because Dr. Britt Westbourne told her she didn't like her [Jan 2013]
  • Had pink eye [Sep 2013]
  • Threatened by Luke Spencer [Apr 2014]
  • Rendered unconscious in a car accident caused by Rafe Kovich, Jr., who was put up to it by Victor Cassadine [Apr 23-24, 2014]
  • Trapped in a flame-engulfed building [Feb 23-24, 2015]

Family treeEdit


Photo galleryEdit

  • Robin finds out she's pregnant
  • Robin tells Patrick she's carrying his baby
  • Emma's first sonogram
  • Emma kicks for the first time
  • IT'S A GIRL!!!!
  • Patrick and Robin during her pregnancy
  • Robin goes into labor
  • Robin in labor
  • C-section
  • Emma is born
  • Patrick holds Emma
  • Robin holds Emma for the first time and Emma is named
  • Emma meets her grandma
  • Emma meets uncle Mac and aunt Maxie
  • Robin, Patrick and Emma
  • Robin, Patrick and baby Emma
  • Patrick, Robin and Emma
  • Emma meets her grandpa
  • Emma and her mother
  • Emma is sick
  • Emma and her parents
  • Robin has PPD
  • Emma with her father
  • Emma and uncle Matt
  • Emma bonds with her mother
  • Emma with her parents
  • Emma with her mother
  • Patrick and Robin read to Emma
  • Emma and her mommy
  • Emma with her parents on Christmas 2011
  • Emma with her parents on NYE
  • Emma and grandfather, Robert
  • Emma and Patrick
  • Emma meets Sabrina
  • Emma and her dad celebrate Maxie birthday
  • Emma and Sabrina asleep on Halloween
  • Emma talks to her mom
  • Emma with her dad and Sabrina on her birthday in 2012
  • Emma and Patrick on Christmas 2012
  • Emma and Patrick on NYE
  • Emma and Sabrina on NYE
  • Emma misses Sabrina
  • Britt is mean to Emma
  • Sabrina finds Emma
  • Patrick with Emma, after Sabrina found her
  • Emma makes Britt "disappear"
  • Emma and grandfather, Noah
  • Emma arrives at the Nurses' Ball
  • Emma performs with Sabrina
  • Patrick and Emma at the Nurses' Ball
  • Emma and uncle Duke tango
  • Emma watches the fireworks
  • Emma finds out that Patrick and Sabrina are engaged
  • Emma at her dad and Sabrina's wedding
  • Emma sees her mommy
  • Emma reunites with her mommy, Robin.
  • Emma and grandmother, Anna
  • Scorpio-Drake Christmas 2013
  • Emma renews her parents' wedding vows on NYE
  • Emma, Spencer and Cameron
  • Emma with Cameron, Spencer and Heather
  • Emma and Cameron
  • Emma and Sabrina
  • Emma hugging her mother
  • Emma and her father, Patrick
  • Emma and Spencer
  • Emma and her "boyfriend", Cameron
  • Emma finds out about her baby brother
  • Emma and Cameron at her dance recital
  • Emma is in a car accident
  • Emma and Cameron arrive on the red carpet
  • Emma and Cameron at the Nurses' Ball
  • Emma and Cameron perform
  • Emma and Spencer at the Nurses' Ball
  • Emma performs
  • Emma sees her baby brother for the first time
  • Emma helps name her baby brother
  • Emma brings Gabriel flowers
  • Emma with Cameron and Spencer at camp
  • Emma and Cameron get each other
  • Emma finds out that her parents are divorcing
  • Emma and her daddy watch the fireworks
  • Emma and Cameron at camp
  • Emma with her "boyfriend", Cameron and her aunt Elizabeth on a team with other kids
  • Emma is told off by Josslyn
  • Emma talks to her mom
  • Patrick comforts Emma
  • Emma throws a tantrum
  • Emma finds out from Spencer that "Luke" may have put Rafe up to causing the accident
  • Emma is scared
  • Emma is comforted by her grandma
  • Emma and Cam at Sam's for Beggar's Night
  • Emma and Cam run into Joss and Spencer
  • Emma gets milkshakes with Cameron, Joss and Spencer
  • Emma and Cameron
  • Emma and Spencer skip school
  • Emma with Sam and Jason on Thanksgiving
  • Obrecht scares Emma and Cam at the GH Christmas party
  • Emma kisses Cam


  1. Patrick stated that Emma was 5 on November 30, 2011
  2. On October 28, 2013 Patrick and Robin state that Emma was born 5 years ago from that day
  3. Patrick stated on June 27, 2014, that Emma was eight years old during the car accident that occurred in April 2014.
  5. She doesn't appear in 2011.

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