And the 1980s hits keep on coming!
On the heels of TVLine breaking the news that Tristan Rogers is returning to General Hospital this February as Robin’s father, Robert Scorpio, we now can also report that Emma Samms is on her way back to the ABC soap, to reprise her role of Holly Sutton Scorpio.
Yet while Rogers and Finola Hughes are both returning to GH as part of Kimberly McCullough’s (Robin) exit storyline, Samms will resurface in late February for the purpose of helping Luke and the Spencer clan — including her own son Ethan — deal with the always-scheming, always-present Helena Cassadine.
Of course, on Wednesday of this week it was also announced that four One Life to Live stars would be crossing their Llanview alter egos to GH‘s Port Charles. So there’s a lot of cast-shakin’ going in!
Samms created the role Holly in 1982 (cue skinny-dipping flashback!), and last appeared on GH in June 2009. Her other TV credits include, of course, Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.
I wonder if we’ll be getting the original Holly that was mostly a heroine, or the revisionist version of the last few years where she was a one-note villian .
With all these returns I hope for Felicia and Lucy to return at some point.
With Holly, Robert and Anna all returning, any chance they’ll be undoing Ethan’s paternity?
It’s great all these people are coming back, but am I the only feeling like TOP PRIORITY for GH should be restoring some of the characters that Phelps/Frons neglected for the last decade? like, Bobbie for example? and somehow they should find a way to get Genie Francis back? It feels incomplete without Laura on-board.
I’m hoping that Ron and Frank’s plan is to revitalize the GH canvas with some fresh, new characters (granted, from OLTL), but new to GH who will add an outsiders perspective to Port Charles and possibly give all the characters somebody new to interact with. I think after they send off Robin they’ll have a lot of free space left for new storylines to move forward.