One year ago, we were on Cloud nine! The planets were aligned, the birds were chirping, S&Bers/SFFers/BFFers were all bound together out of happiness, people were hugging and there was so much HOPE for the future.
I wish our story “ended” on a better note, I wish the writers were more creative in the departure of Brenda. Sonny should have been written, not the way he was in their last few months together & then how he has been written since, but in a way that would have continued their tale and possibly even made SKate’s tale more believable and understandable.
Sonny for some reason always needs to be written into a corner or torn down into a shell of himself only to be built up and ripped apart again. It’s not fair to watch the destruction of a beloved character nor is it fair to have something that goes against your grain as a fan, shoved down your throat.
I know Brenda has been “dead” already. My thought for a better tale to be told would have been for a happy, healthy marriage between S&B, the stupid, idiotic Balkan nonsense behind them and for there to be a two car accident involving Brenda…. With maybe Franco making off with Brenda’s broken, but alive body, into the night. The car explodes, as does the second one– which Franco was driving. There are no bodies to be found. Just Brenda’s bag with her id, money, pictures and credit cards. The rings left on the seat, only to be charred and scorched as if her body was and now just ashes.
Now, Sonny is left believing that Brenda is dead, the other unknown driver is dead. Now, he has Alec to think about and care for. He has to put his deep, intense pain aside to care for this little boy he wasn’t eager to find but now loves with all his heart because he is the only connection to his sweet Brenda he has left.
Sonny’s journey would have been a long road of picking up the pieces and would have brought Carly and Kate into his sphere in trying to help him through his sad ordeal. He could have worked through his feelings of pain, sadness and abandonment with them and Olivia. All the while bonding with Robin, Alec and Jason and Sam. A relationship could have developed between Kate and Sonny if the writers really wanted to go there. Would S&Bers have accepted it or liked it? Maybe, maybe not. It’s a really hard call. BUT, it would have been an understandable transition.
As Sonny starts to feel himself and becomes comfortable in his new skin as daddy, he would have growth, understanding and support from those around him. He would be loved and accepted. He would give Alec love and receive love back from that little boy. They would become a team in a way. Both would always love and miss Brenda but would have to find it in their hearts to move on.
Eventually, Brenda would heal, regain her feisty, determined side and escape Franco’s devious clutches. But, she wouldn’t escape until after he did a photo shoot with her. Does she know about this shoot or does she not? There would be mysterious pictures of hands, feet and lips sent to Jason, along with a dvd of a tragic car accident but containing screams. Which would be a clue someone survived an accident… Jason and Sam could start connecting the clues and then approach Sonny who is in disbelief and dismisses them.
Sonny and Kate get engaged but Sonny has a nagging feeling in his heart that this is not right, but he continues anyway. Memories continue to flood back in his memory and he holds on tighter to Alec, believing he is the key to those precious moments.
Kate throws them a magnificent, splashy but elegant engagement party in the park. Full of flowers, candles, people and clouded happiness. Sonny, Kate and Alec enjoy the day as family, all the while being watched by someone from afar, someone who is unhappy about the happy scene they are witnessing. Just as Sonny goes to make a toast to his soon-to-be-bride, but something catches in his throat and instead, he speaks about his loss of the love of his life and how it broke him down but because of his little boy and the friends who stood by him and helped him through, he had the faith he would be happy again.
It’s Brenda lurking in the bushes. Her heart swells with emotion, knowing Sonny still loved her with all his heart and knows that if he knew what really happened, things would be different. With that knowledge, she comes out of the bushes and into the crowd.
Sonny sees a dark-haired woman come from the bushes, but he couldn’t see her face. His heartbeat quickens, his palms go sweaty. He tells himself there’s no way, it’s not his Brenda, she’s dead. Mac said there was no possible way she could have survived. He carried her rings with him daily. He stuck his sweaty hand into his pocket and felt the rings, which were hot from the heat of his body. He scanned the crowd until he saw her again, as she came out of the shadows, their eyes finally met, then she came into the light, Alec finally saw her and shrieked with joy!
“MOMMY!” He ran to her and Sonny dropped the microphone to the ground in an almost slow motion moment. Kate’s jaw almost fell off her face. She started to murmur “no” very softly as her hand came up to her mouth. Sonny just stared. Very much like the expressions they had from “Amazing Grace.” Brenda had pure joy on her face as she held her son and looked to Sonny. He started to approach her, with a wide, relieved smile on his face and love in his heart, when suddenly a shot rings out and Franco says “I’m back and ready to reclaim what’s mine!”
What is Franco’s? Why did he want Brenda when he looked at her ad in the magazine on the airplane all that time ago? What did he think he’d gain from kidnapping her and making it look like she was dead? Did he create some “art” with our girl? How do you think Sonny and Brenda will fare after this wild day in the park? Did Kate get shot? Or was it Sonny, Brenda or Alec? Maybe Jason? Or Robin, since we know she is leaving the show?
There were so many options that could have been used other than what was chosen.
I just know this:
As long as Sonny and Brenda have life in them, breathing on this earth, they will be connected through their hearts, their souls and their passion for each other. We had a GLORIOUS wedding other fanbases only dream about. We were lucky and blessed, even if for one day. We will celebrate that day and hope Brenda comes back from where ever she is. I hope they reconnect and create more memories for themselves and for us. But until then, we will all weave our fantasy stories and share them with each other. We will celebrate their love and our love for them.
Happy Anniversary to the most beautiful soapy couple, EVER. May they have strawberries and cream, champagne, linguine w/clam sauce and make love everywhere at their CITA or in Positano, whichever YOU prefer.
Happy Day, S&Bers, chins up, hope and love in your hearts!