Is Emma Samms Checking Back Into General Hospital?


Could Emma Samms be making her way back to Port Charles? General Hospital Executive Producer Frank Valentini set Twitter ablaze when he posted the above picture on his account of Samms and himself saying:

Guess the secret's out!! 


The last time Samms' character, con artist Holly Sutton, was seen in Port Charles was last year to help Robert (Tristan Rogers) track down her son Ethan (Nathan Parsons), and protect him from Helena's (Constance Towers) wrath.

Does this mean Robert could be not too far behind? Viewers will recall Holly was taking care of Robert, after the comatose superspy was injected with a drug while trying to prove his believed-to-be dead daughter Robin (Kimberly McCullough) was actually still alive. Please soap Gods, let Robert come on home! This way, my storyline wish of having the triangle involving Holly, Robert, Anna (Finola Hughes) and Duke (Ian Buchanan) could finally play out!

Photo by Frank Valentini.
 

26 Responses

  1. Profile photo of jeremy in chicago
    jeremy in chicago

    Meh. As long as Ethan/N Parsons stays far away. But still… not particularly thrilled about this. If she and Duke had a spark, it would be helpful since IMO Anna/Duke doesn’t work anymore.

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    angrierblackerman

    Oh snap…FALLON…er…I mean Holly! I loved that character. However this doesn’t bode well for Sean Kanan (AJ). Whenever GH brings on big names, they start trimming staff. There are already rumors that Sean Kanan is going to be let go. I hope this is not the reason why!

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    LongLivePortChuck

    “This way, my storyline wish of having the triangle involving Holly, Robert, Anna (Finola Hughes) and Duke (Ian Buchanan) could finally play out!”

    That would be a dream come true but let’s face it… if they’re not a former OLTL cast member or Maura West, they’re not gonna get any significant screen time.

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    nysam

    No!!! Emma stay away! You were one of my favorite leading ladies of the 80s, but whenever GH brings you back not matter what the regime they butcher your return! Cartoony have already proven they don’t write story for the vets….Francis, Herring, Kanan, Lindstrom, Buchanan, et. al. and use them simply for publicity purposes.

    I love Emma, but we already have an excess of GH lovelies post 40 ….Hughes, Wagner, Grahn, Elliot, Francis, Herring, Mattson, Wright, West, Charleson, Locicero. None of them have decent story.

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    brettyboy

    Delighted to hear this. I know not every one agrees, but I think GH is far and away the best soap on the air, with the right mix of age groups, vets and newbies. B&B bores me senseless these days, but I always look forward to GH.

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    Yoryla

    This is amazing news!!!

    Whether or not TR is coming along with her (I think he is not coming, unfortunately) this is amazing news. This newbie-influcted show needs a little bit of Emma Samms right about now. Let the adventures begin!

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    nysam

    tmac, that’s a good one!!! I love my older characters, but I don’t like seeing them in twisted relationship stories. Save that for the 20 – early 40 some things. By the time these characters are approaching 60 they should have figured out their romantic lives and if not, at least learned that there are more important things in life.

    DAYS’ Marlena and John are a perfect example. They are approaching 70 and are playing the same game since their 40s.

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    Cornfed

    Nyam nailed it. I would absolutely need to hear news of a OLTL’er exit in order for this to generate ANY excitement. You know what? The cynic in me says this:

    HOW DARE THEY USE SAMMS TO RE-IGNITE SOME INTEREST IN THIS NOW-AWFUL SHOW!

    However i must add that Samms looks fantastic in that picture, younger than she’s looked in years!

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    DisillusionedGHfan

    I have my issues with GH! Sure, who doesn’t, just look at the comments in here! However, disliking the OLTL 3 seems to overshadowing aspects of the show that do work. The problem has been, the story we dislike the most, is the one on the front burner, if the secondary stories were flipped to front and the front and put on the back burner, we’d be having a lot more fun!

    So, close Cartini, you just need to move the itmes on the stove around and heat up the right one!

    Emma Samms, love this woman. She could just stand there and smile and its a win! Hopefully her return will be worthy of her. I agree, in the recent past, TPTB haven’t done this character justice, even though she does justice for the character. Hopefully, we’ll get some Robin and Robert news we can salivate over.

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    gslam

    [quote=DisillusionedGHfan]I have my issues with GH! Sure, who doesn’t, just look at the comments in here! However, disliking the OLTL 3 seems to overshadowing aspects of the show that do work. The problem has been, the story we dislike the most, is the one on the front burner, if the secondary stories were flipped to front and the front and put on the back burner, we’d be having a lot more fun![/quote]

    Wow, someone who can be critical and realistic without spewing platitudes. Nice job!

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    robertscorpio

    [quote=DisillusionedGHfan]I have my issues with GH! Sure, who doesn’t, just look at the comments in here! However, disliking the OLTL 3 seems to overshadowing aspects of the show that do work. The problem has been, the story we dislike the most, is the one on the front burner, if the secondary stories were flipped to front and the front and put on the back burner, we’d be having a lot more fun![/quote]

    I know I’m in the minority but the frontburner story is actually what I like most about the show right now. I’m actually watching when its stories surrounding Franco. I’m not interested in the whole Patrick/Sabrina/Britt although I’m liking the fact of having Britt in Nicholas’s orbit. I tune out with the Lante baby storyline and the teenagers. I do like Danny’s illness storyline because of the hint that it will lead to the identity of Sam’s father but then again this storyline is actually attached to the frontburner story. And as you said, DisillusionedGHfan, I do have my issues with the GH but to me, it in no way sucks as much as some people are claiming it does on this forum.

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    katehhoward

    OMFG…I love Emma Samms and Holly has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I guess this means that Robert is waking up….I am shocked that no one has mentioned that????? ROBERT IS WAKING UP…But does that mean he remembers that Robin is being held captive?

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    Cornfed

    ^^^ @robertscorpio — If you want a Round 2 of GH feedback, check out serialdrama.

    @Gslam — If ur comment’s directed at me, i did try for a few months past the 50th anniv for GH to shape up, to try to match its former glorious highs or to even get back to Nov/Dec 2012, which arguably was carried more by Finola Hughes than by the writing itself. As one-sided as you feel the comments are on here, yours are much of the same in the other direction. I find some of the “haters” on this thread to point out MANY things GH has going for it — just saw some of those same posters here today — tho i’ve never read any legitimate CRITICISMS you have for the show. There’s just too many new characters on WAY too often for MY liking. I don’t feel any connection to many of them.

    On the flip side, if someone wants to come on and bash DOOL for example — imo the best soap on right now — i will listen, consider their comments and maybe try to argue my side.

    Let’s be honest, it’s never going to be a popular opinion to state, for example, that Ron & Frank continue to prop up Kristen Alderson, whose shelf life expired when she hit puberty. And it’s all a matter of opinion. I try not to bash others with opposing opinions, but to come on here and give an original critique that has something new to say. And w/out sounding too defensive, it’s not MY fault if someone else feels the same way…

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    gslam

    @IOWAHAWKEYE: My comment was directed at several people, including you. I don’t find most of the anti-GH comments to be anything more than nasty, one-sided diatribes that do nothing to forward what *may* be legitimate criticisms. I don’t come on NEARLY as much as before to express what criticisms I may or may not have because I don’t see the point when everyone else seems to be doing enough criticizing.

    No, I don’t think the writing is *that* bad. No, I don’t think the OLTL actors have “eaten” the show. I think Ron and Frank have done a lot to make this show more palatable than its former self. Like OLTL, I don’t think all of their stories work. But I think, for the most part, when Ron gets it right, he gets it right.

    Then again, opinions are like assholes – everyone’s got one, and everyone fancies her/himself a critic.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Gslam im usually a fairly pro cartini kind of gal, but i have to say recently i do think there is too much focus on the new characters instead of giving us something a little more transitional and organic. Im coming around to silas now but for months he was thoroughly obnoxious. kiki – i suppose shes a slightly better version of starr, but i dont think she has much range and this story has been absurd – im suppose to be vested in kikis insta love with michael and morgan just because its on five days a week. Ditto rafes insta love for molly and taylors insta love for tj. Ava is EVERYWHERE and truthfully the only part that interests me is the one part of the story they havent told – anna and duke vs. the jeromes. Franco has been prancing around for months and suddenly im suppose to buy that he cares about danny and carly cares about him. Not buying. when you add in numorgan, rafe, sabrina, felix taylor and even britt (and i like taylor and britt) – even the newbies i like are just taking up to much time.

    I want more time spent on the battle for elq and not necessarily the silly way they have done it so far. I want more sonny carly and aj going over history in a real way. I want more dante lulu and maxie. I want more patrick vs. silas so that patrick is involved in more than mooping over sabrina. Why hasnt nik seen sam and why does the danny story involve franco more than the davis girls. Where is the maxie sam friendship, and why hasnt michael and spinelli been more involved. Ditto liz – i know they arent close, but she should be involved in this story given her connection to jason and the fact that danny is jakes brother. And if luke has to be off, why couldnt tracy have gone with laura to search for him so they could explore that relationship. Where the hell is anna. if i have to see ava, why isnt anna getting up in her grill and finding out why someone with the last name jerome is floating around not months after dukes return. If they had gone slow and integrated the new characters slowly and hadnt them less involved with one another and more involved with historical characters i think there would be less of the “eat the show” sentiment that im seeing. Britt and nik = gold (newbie + long time character) britt vs. felix and sabrina = newbie storyline hell how about having lucy see a picture of taylor and telling felix GET ME THIS GIRL. show me taylor mostly with lucy and laura and dealing with deception and then throw her in to the whole molly/tj/rafe stuff. Less ava and franco more ava and duke. less kiki morgan and maybe more kiki/monica/tracy with both women trying to win her over. Less silas bullying sam, arguing with ava and studying franco and kiki, more silas working with the other hospital characters and slowly interacting with the davis women. Im just not ready to see all these new faces unless its in scenes shared with favorites ona BALANCED canvas.

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    katehhoward

    Listen you little condescending twit,,,,I already told you if you keep coming at me come hard or go home. Connie is going to have something for your rear end. Your lucky I am being nice Brooklyn does not play your little game.

    Line of the day…Britt to her mom, Lets get away before that little bitch comes back. LOL….LITTLE BITCH!!!!!Yorla!!!!she callled her a BITCH…..

  17. Profile photo of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    In any case…

    I am certainly looking forward to having Anna, Holly, Laura, and Lucy all on my screen during the same time. Now, it would be nice if they had some interaction. In fact, please throw in more Heather. It would be nice to have Holly interact with people she had interaction with long ago. Speaking of Heather, (perhaps I missed it), but has there even been a scene yet with Heather and Scott? If not, what the heck are TPTB waiting for? It is a travesty if they have not shared any screentime yet.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Thank you Iowa. I would have thought some of that was soap 101 but it hasnt happened. im baffled of late where some of this stuff has gone because frankly they have some interesting roots here for story they just arent putting it together well.

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    Cornfed

    @katehoward — you are emotionally unbalanced. Well, at least we’ll start there…

    Erica’sEvilTwin — my God you just hammered this point home with excellent examples all the way around, awesome! DOOL has brought back not only a character from a legacy family (Jeanie Theresa), but 80% of her screen time is with a LEGACY CHARACTER OF 30 YEARS — Jennifer Rose Horton. THAT is how you introduce a newbie. You DO.NOT put 2 newbies into the most beloved set on GH and let them spin their wheels for what SEEMED like an eternity (Ava and Franco), and giving them EPIC long scenes that would’ve been BRILLIANT if they were using those well-structured scenes — with beginnings, middles and ends — to veteran characters or families. I mean i get why they had these long scenes, as Ron wanted to explain their past, but again, it’s just 2 newbies 3 days in a row in someone else’s house. WTF cares? It’s just CarToony’s full-blown agenda on display.

    As has been mentioned her before, most of Ron’s writing is OTT, nothing is subtle. The Kiki and Sobrina propping, the Franco propping, all of it is just in your face and mostly eye-rolling.

    I think EET explained perfectly where the viewer resentment comes from, and it’s 100% validated.

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    Yoryla

    [quote=katehhoward]Listen you little condescending twit,,,,I already told you if you keep coming at me come hard or go home. Connie is going to have something for your rear end. Your lucky I am being nice Brooklyn does not play your little game. Line of the day…Britt to her mom, Lets get away before that little bitch comes back. LOL….LITTLE BITCH!!!!!Yorla!!!!she callled her a BITCH…..[/quote]

    Bwahhaah! Airkiss! Airkiss! *mwaah* *mwaah*

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