That’s what I call this visit of Brenda’s…. Bittersweet. From start to finish her visit held promise and we had very high hopes from the start.
What I loved, absolutely adored was how Brenda burst back into Sonny’s life and gave him a meal and a half to think about… Not like the looney tunes happy meal in Shadybrook, but a real meal fit for the man he is. First, Brenda scolded Sonny about not reading the letter. THANK GOD that was addressed! I swear, if they left that out, I think S&Bers everywhere would have had a fit! So, it was covered and Sonny felt like a dumbass for not reading it. Then Brenda had asked him to be with her…. Oh, Brenda. But, hey, it wouldn’t be S&B if they didn’t have this push/pull, I’m ready/you’re not thingy going on between them. As for Sonny, he had a lot on his plate when Brenda showed up. The week before ConKate was breaking mirrors and screaming at herself while Sonny was in a coma up stairs sleeping. Now, she was in Shadybrook, finally getting treatment for her crazy personality disorder. Sonny was kind of expecting her or one of her alters when he opened the door to Brenda. Sonny was knocked for a loop when he saw his beautiful & very sexy Brenda on his doorstep. This kicked off a whirlwind of emotions between S&B and all their fans. Our fire for them began to burn once again.
I’m not gonna recap the whole stint, I’ll be here for days, analyzing the nuances and every little beat that passed between S&B and everyone in between.
Loved the Nurses Ball red carpet with Sonny, Brenda and Carly. I loved how feisty Brenda was and how she wasn’t gonna let Carly win this time. I do think the red carpet could have been a little better but I loved it and it’s cheesiness anyway. I won’t get into the Nurses Ball on a whole because I did it already here: https://snbgallery.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/2013-nurses-ball/
I didn’t love what happened between Michael & Brenda but I thought that it was fun and interesting. Brenda’s motives were not to hurt Michael. She tried to help him. Then came in the Carly factor and it was too tempting for Brenda to pass up. While it was a little juvenile, it was much better than Brenda sobbing in a corner over both Sonny and Jax. Right?
The truth came out and Brenda left with her head held high…. Then she ran into Sonny at the airport.
Sonny was still at the airport after Dante/Lulu/Luke/Laura came back from Greece. Olivia disappeared and Sonny was just still standing there. In walked in Brenda. It started out like they were walking on eggshells but then it blossomed. Yes, Brenda did tell him she loved him. She said she thinks she’ll always love him. They talked about her loving him but how he still had Kate. Sonny replied with, “There is no Kate.” Then Brenda said “How is it we always wind up here? Running into each other? Maybe it’s a sign we’re meant to be together.” She talked about trying again and even asked him to join her in Rome.. All the while at this point. they were standing close to each other, so close they could feel each other’s breath on their faces. In hushed, sexy whispers she spoke of all the wonderful things they could do together… Sonny was torn, still confused and reeling from the last few weeks of mind-blowing information. Honestly he’s in no position to go anywhere, imo. But, he said this lovely piece: “Maybe someday we’ll have a shot, but in order for us to have that shot we need time to heal.” Yes!! I’ve always said since she left last time that they need to find a common ground again to start their healing process and here it is. The healing from their broken relationship will begin and he can heal from being dumped by ConKate.
Finally, Michael remembered what happened and that Brenda wasn’t lying.
As Brenda gets called to board the plane, Sonny reaches out, grabs her arm and pulls her into a hungry kiss and full embrace.
How do I feel about our Brenda’s visit?
Honestly, I had a lot of fun with it for a few reasons…
- She was not weepy B sitting in the corner crying her eyes out.
- She was not on the run.
- Brenda didn’t need protection.
- Brenda showed up right away, not hidden away for a few months in a forgein country.
- Brenda was strong, knew what she wanted and had a lot of spunk!
- She didn’t let Carly win. I chalk this one up for a win on B’s side for getting one over on that bitch, Carly.
I didn’t love every second of it. The whole Michael thing was a bit squicky and I tried not to focus too much on what it all really implied. Perhaps I really just knew in my heart that Brenda would never touch him. Thank God that feeling was right!! I would have loved more interaction with Sonny, maybe a scene or 2 with Lucy, Patrick, Emma and maybe Max & Milo. But, I can’t nitpick too much about anything. I am way too happy that she came back and Vanessa really looked like she had fun this time and that’s what matters. The next visit I think will be more about our S&B journey.
With this all said, this has been very bittersweet for me in many ways. I know some S&Bers have hopped off the bus along the way this time. I can’t help that but what I hope is that you’ll all come home again when Brenda comes back to Port Charles again maybe this summer. Tune in and see their story unfold again, perhaps you’ll like what you see, maybe not… Who knows but you’ll never know if you don’t check it out.
Thank you all for coming along for the ride during this short stint. I had an amazing time with you all and love you girls & guys!! #TEAMS&BALWAYS
Here are the SnB scenes only from today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-2EuehgvaE&feature=youtube_gdata_player …