Before there was Kendall and Zach, Maria Santos was the lady in the casino owner’s life. And now, a reunion may be ahead for the former flames since the lovely doctor’s portrayer, Eva La Rue, will be bringing her back to ALL MY CHILDREN!
ABC has announced that the CSI: MIAMI star is the latest alum of the soap to return to Pine Valley before AMC signs off in September, and will air in July. Just earlier this week, the network revealed that Josh Duhamel (Leo) would be making a brief appearance, and the soap had already secured fan favorites Cady McClain (Dixie) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach) to reprise their roles. While Transformers star Duhamel is scheduled to only appear in an episode or two — most likely as a ghost from what sources tell Soaps In Depth — a spokesperson for the show confirms that LaRue’s stint will be spread out over several episodes next month. She first joined the AMC cast in 1993, and left in 1997. La Rue returned in 2002, but the character moved to California in 2005 after spinning out of control following the death of her husband, Edmund (played by John Callahan). Even though she was already starring on hit CBS crime drama, La Rue made a brief AMC appearance as Maria last year during the soap’s 40th anniversary celebration in the documentary shot by Kelly Ripa‘s Hayley.
What other characters from AMC’s past would you like to see return to Pine Valley before the last episode airs?