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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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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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