Actually, it’s pretty impossible to forget. Sonny had given his mother’s ring to the woman who was “born to be Mrs. Corinthos.” Their wedding day came and Brenda was at St. Timothy’s Church waiting for her groom to arrive. When the time came for the wedding to begin, he still wasn’t there, but she knew he would be any minute. We watched as Brenda, with a blinding belief in their love and stars in her eyes, walked herself down the aisle and stood at the altar. The doors opened, and with a knowing nod and the kind of smile someone has when one of their dreams is finallycoming true, she turned around to meet Sonny’s eyes.
But that never happened. Instead Jason stood there, and we watched Brenda go through a progression of pain. First, we saw her fear at the thought that something may have happened to Sonny. When Jason said he was fine, there was some relief until he insisted Sonny wasn’t coming. Brenda turned back around. She remained silent and still, as if she was trying to go back to that moment of total happiness before she heard the doors open.
People started leaving, and once it was Brenda and Jason alone together, she asked him what would come next. She started to think it was a plan that Sonny couldn’t tell her about to throw everyone off, but Jason wouldn’t budge. She even thought that maybe it wasn’t safe enough for her to leave and she’d join Sonny later. She wanted to go and sit in front of the penthouse until Sonny came home for an explanation. But Jason told her she’d wait forever. Sonny was gone and he wasn’t coming back.
Brenda started to get angry… nothing made sense. She demanded he tell her exactly what Sonny told him to tell her… “exactly.” Because maybe Jason didn’t know everything this time. Maybe Sonny was trying to pass a message to her through Jason that only she would be able to understand.
“He told me to tell you it was a great ride.”
When reality set in, so did devastation. Her new reality, being left at the altar by the love her life on their wedding day, eventually drove her insane.
As we all know, Brenda wasn’t the only one in pain. Dressed in his tux, Brenda’s groom was as ready as she was to get married until he started to think about what it would cost her. He didn’t want to be responsible for Brenda’s death resulting from a life on the run with him. Whether actual death or the death of “everything he loved about her,” he couldn’t do it. He wanted to save her life, so in a way that was incomprehensible to everyone else, he tried to set her free. He loved her so much that he traded their castle in the air for a life of misery. Sonny lost his happily ever after, too.
When Brenda opened the doors to the church and saw the rain, we watched as she realized that like many years before, the rain was pouring down as Sonny broke her heart.
“He always leaves me standing in the rain.”
But only we could see that Sonny was there in the rain, too. He stood in the distance so he could see his soulmate one last time. As final as that moment was for him, he didn’t actually break until after that. I think Sonny broke when Jason returned Brenda’s diamond bracelet that he had given her at the beginning of the love story that still, after almost two decades, no one can forget.
The writers have tried to change history. They’ve tried to reinvent a first love for Sonny with Kate, used a vintage Sonny and Brenda song with Sonny and Carly… they even used our church! It was the ultimate slap in the face to have Sonny enthusiastically wait at the altar of St. Timothy’s Church for a woman that was not Brenda, but no matter how anyone tries to sabatoge it–TPTB, haters, Sonny and Brenda themselves…
Nothing can touch their connection. That is why we don’t stop believing.
It’s amazing to be approaching another anniversary of the UMD and not have only memories of their past to relive, but to actually have a real chance of an S&B future to fight for, which brings me to the “the flood.” This UMD, we’re not going to focus on their unhappily ever after. That’s SO last year (and the year before, and before, and before…). S&Bers, we’re going to fight for a happily ever after for our couple that’s finally within reach… we’re going to flood the freaking crap out of TPTB!
This Sunday we all need to be heard–no one is going to forget or just pretend to participate in the UMD flood–everyone needs to be involved! We need to multiply our daily effort by 91204812394820 and fill up TPTB’s inboxes so that our message is pretty clear on Monday morning! Channel you’re love for S&B, the anger over the latest SID, the geneal nervousness you have that Guza is going to eff us over again, anything… After all of the waiting and false hope, there is finally a fighting chance. And just like Sonny and Brenda, we know how to fight. S&Bers are survivors!
Soooo, what are we doing this Sunday??????????????????