Genie Francis

Guess who's back in Port Charles!

After being dropped from The Young and the Restless last year, Emmy winner Genie Francis will reprise her role as Laura Spencer on General Hospital to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Francis will begin filming later this month, and Laura will officially return on the Feb. 11 episode, according to EW.

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Laura left Port Charles in 2008, leaving her three children behind, so the show's writers will have some loose ends to tie up.

"It's not for me to tell them how to run their show," Francis told EW. "But my biggest concern was that there had to be a good reason for me to stay away from my family."

Are you looking forward to Laura's return?