GENERAL HOSPITAL - ABC's "General Hospital" stars Amanda Setton as Brook Lynn. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)
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Blink, and you might miss her. But the week of October 3, Briana Lane will be returning to General Hospital and replacing Amanda Setton as Brook Lynn for a single episode.

Lane, an Emmy nominee for her stint as a sub during Setton’s 2020 maternity leave, tells Soap Opera Digest that her Port Charles comeback made for “a wild 48 hours.” She was called about filling in on a Monday and went to work two days later. In between, she tuned in to the show to see how the character had changed since she last played Ned and Lois’ daughter. She also watched episodes in which she herself held the role “to help myself remember how I played her. 

“Since it had been two years, I forgot what mannerisms I had and how I spoke,” she adds, “so that was really helpful.”

Once Lane reported to the set, OK, the nerves set in a bit at first. But leading man Josh Swickard (Chase) “always makes you feel like he has your back… That just took away so much stress.

“[Executive producer] Frank Valentini was also on set,” she continues, “and he just has a way of making everyone feel like they belong there.”

Click here to find out whether Lane is on our list of soaps’ best temporary recasts — or worst. Catch up on all of the latest comings and goings on General Hospital in our photo galleries dedicated to the actors who are leaving and the actors who are joining the cast.