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Kelly Monaco Back To Work As Lindsay Hartley Thanks GH For Her Time Playing Sam

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General Hospital fans have been watching soap veteran, Lindsay Hartley fill-in for Kelly Monaco in the role of Sam on recent episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now comes word via GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) via a Facebook live with Steve Burton (Jason) that Monaco is back filming new episodes. Burton added: “She’s good, she’s healthy and she’s back!”

Meanwhile, Hartley took to social media on Thursday and shared her gratitude for the chance to step in to the role for Sam for a bit, expressing: “Thank you General Hospital for the fortunate experience to play Sam, and especially during this moment in time. It was a fun ride.”

So, glad to know Kelly is back taping new episodes?  Let’s give a round of applause to Lindsay Hartley for a job well-done in Kelly’s absence. Comment below.

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Alicia Williams
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Alicia Williams

Well done Lindsay

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Loved Lindsay! Prefer Lindsay! She sparked my interests in Sam.

Shari
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Shari

So sad to see her go. It was refreshing to see “Sam” played with some enthusiasm. Monaco is bored and it shows.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Monaco is bored and it shows.” mind psych

when bells and whistles didn’t combust OVER Sam and Jason; Sam and Drew

drop the mic

i’ll play: her salary for Robin Christopher

DMRR
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DMRR

Rumor is, KM has wanted out for quite some time. Who knows? But, her acting is awful. She shows no emotion, talks in a monotone.

su000
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su000

0OO0HHH NO!!
I really want Lindsay Hartley!
She is awesome and she doesn’t whine and talk through her nose
And- her acting is much better/higher grade emotional- she brings it home!
Lindsay’s portrayal of the Sam character is gripping; electrifying!
I’m disappointed that sluggish Kelly/Sam is back 🙁

Many have love for the Kelly character- that’s good!
But- not me, nope..

Jimh
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Jimh

Watching Kelly is like i took a sleeping pill and i feel like i overdosed while watching her…LH is far more gripping and electrifying like you said…i might like Kelly if she would stop sleepwalking in her scenes and brighten up some!!!

DMRR
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DMRR

YES!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Welcome back Kelly. I have missed you badly as has Jason IAM sure!

Drake
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Drake

Job well done indeed. Would love to see Lindsay as a B&B cast member. Think it would be an awesome fit.

Steve
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Steve

Hartley made me interested in Sam for the first time in quite a while. The character has been stale for some time. Hartley gave the character a breath of fresh air. Sam needs to grow up. When Sam was with Fake Jason (Drew), she seemed to mature and actually care about her kids (despite keeping her jeans on to give birth to Scout). Now after selling out the Quartermaines, Monica should send her a bill for all the free babysitting. Jason would always treat child-age Michael as being able to make up his own mind. Funny that he and San… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Steve, I always enjoy your take on things—sometimes it feels very “inside” to me. A terrific turn by Lindsay Hartley, and as with Dan’s suggestion below, she would make a nice addition in some form or another. Been with Kelly Monaco since her Livvie Locke days on Port Charles, so she’s family. The production hiatus allowed me to catch-up on six months plus of episodes, even re-watching those leading up to the relaunch, and I felt that her performances (and wardrobe) improved. Here’s hoping for a healthy and rejuvenated KM—spine, hip and all! And if Lindsay’s performance should put an… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I hadn’t really seen much of Lindsay’s work before, she did a very nice job as Sam. I was impressed. It has to be extremely hard for an actor or actress to step in cold playing an established character, with pages and pages of dialogue right off the bat. I’m glad Kelly Monaco is healthy, first and foremost. She is Sam to me. But perhaps GH can find a different role for Lindsay down the road. You never know. But major kudos to her, she filled in admirably.

Timmm
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Timmm

I couldnt agree more. To fill in for an actor is one thing but Lindsay owned it!

Reed
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Reed

Dan, agreed, Lindsay was a breath of fresh air. We’ve been very fortunate to have Mark Teschner, a premier casting director, all these years. He never missed a beat with any of his Kirsten Storms (Maxie) recasts either.

Kathy Mall
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Kathy Mall

Congratulations, Lindsey, on a job well done! You were a very convincing substitute for Sam’s personality.

Kelly
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Kelly

Great job Lindsey!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Kelly is Sam. Lindsay did a wonderful job! She is such a good actress. Why not hire her full time to play someone connected to Mr. Renault. Have her slowly turn on him and help save GH!

Jimh
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Jimh

or pair her with Dante…

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A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

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Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

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