When Courtney Hope left the show, she said goodbye to fans on Instagram. “An abrupt ending to a monumental journey. The last three years have been amazing, and though I do not know what the future holds this chapter of Sally has sadly come to an end,” she wrote. “Some things are out of our control, and I thank the fans for your support through it all!” In an Instagram Story (per Soaps.com), she expressed surprise that she’d been let go, although she remained upbeat. Hope added, “I was shocked like everyone else, but I cannot wait to see what’s next.”
But following her exit, Hope wasn’t entirely done with the feisty redhead yet — Sally wasn’t off the air for even five months. Hope went on to play Sally Spectra on “The Young and the Restless,” starting in November that same year. She continues her misdeeds in Genoa City, Wisconsin, to this day. In fact, in December of last year, Sally Spectra was voted best new character on “Y&R” by Twitter fan account@GenoaCityDaily.