Days of Our Lives spoilers confirm Maggie Horton’s daughter, Sarah Horton (played by Bold and the Beautiful‘s Linsey Godfrey) returns to Salem this fall. Many characters come back to Salem this fall and winter, both for short and long term. Other than Sarah, Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford), Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), and Sheila (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins) return by the end of this year.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Linsey Godfrey Has a Soap Opera Past
Linsey Godfrey is not new to the daytime soap opera world. Fans from The Bold and the Beautiful may recognize her as Caroline Spencer, who she played as from 2012-2018.
This is Godfrey’s first appearance on Days of Our Lives and Sarah Horton’s first appearance back in Salem since 1991. Her character originated in 1981 and was most recently played by Alli Brown in 1991. Godfrey is the first to play Miss Horton in almost 27 years!
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Who is Sarah Horton?
Sarah Horton, like every character in Salem, has a whole lot of drama in her past. She is the daughter of Maggie and Mickey Horton. However, her birth and real parentage were always questioned when she lived in Salem. She considers Mickey her father before anyone else. Her biological father is actually Neil Curtis.
Conceived through artificial insemination, it was previously believed that her real father was actually Evan Whyland. Evan gave up parental rights when she was a child, though Mickey never formally adopted her. She found out as a teenager that her actual biological dad was Neil Curtis. However, she only ever considered Mickey to be her dad.
Sarah left town in 1991 with her sister, Melissa Horton. They began a new life and settled down in Nashville. While she has been mentioned on the show, her character has not been seen in Salem since her departure in 1991.
Sarah Horton’s Current Ties to Salem
While a lot of her storylines over the years dealt with her real biological father, she does have a few current ties to Days of Our Lives and Salem. Eve Donovan (now played by Kassie DePaiva) once hit Sarah with her car because she drove under the influence of alcohol. There is no knowing if she may harbor bad blood towards Eve when she returns.
Her brother Daniel Jonas and father Mickey are both dead. It seems likely that Sarah may rely heavily on her mother when she returns. While they haven’t always had the best relationship (remember when Sarah saw Maggie and Neil in bed together, and then told Mickey about it?), more than 20 years have passed since these situations.
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Maggie’s New Storylines
Because of Sarah’s return, there’s no doubt that Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers) is set to get some brand new, very interesting storylines this fall. In fact, Days of Our Lives head writer Ron Carlivati spoke to Soap Opera Digest about the new fall storylines — and he said he was quite excited about Maggie and Sarah!
“She [Sarah] shows up on her mother’s doorstep and Maggie’s thrilled and a little surprised and then Sarah lays it on her of what she’s really doing in town,” Carlivati said. “It kicks off a good story.”
Sounds like Sarah doesn’t return just to hang out and catch up with her mother. It seems like Maggie will get a more prominent storyline with her daughter this fall and winter, which is great for all Maggie fans (and really, who isn’t?).
When Will Sarah Horton Return to Salem?
There is no exact date that Sarah Horton is set to return. However, Ron Carlivati mentioned that she would return this fall. Linsey Godfrey began to filming on DOOL in late June. So, it’s likely her first airdate will be sometime in late September to October at the earliest!
Make sure to watch Days of Our Lives on NBC, Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Keep an eye out for Sarah’s return! Come back to Soap Dirt for all the latest Days of Our Lives spoilers and casting news!