When Brenda Met Dante
Date: 2010.10.14 | Category: News | Tags: general hospital | Kelly Monaco | Laura Wright | Maurice Benard | Steve Burton | Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
The secret is out: ‘General Hospital’s‘ Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) used to have decent hair! That was my major takeaway from the flashback scenes of him and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo).
It seems that when Dante was a uniformed cop for the NYPD, he was briefly assigned to be Brenda’s bodyguard. What happened next is a mystery. All we know so far is that he accepted her offer to raid a giftbasket in her hotel room, grabbing a few premium chocolate bard to bring home to Olivia.
Once I get past the numerous coincidences involved in this story: the fact that Sonny never mentioned Brenda’s last name to Dante when he was talking about her, that this trained investigator who presumably researched Sonny before going undercover in his organization never learned about Sonny and Brenda’s relationship, and that Brooklyn never mentioned that her mother used to run a record label with Brenda, it is a good twist. Whatever happened between them — and I’m betting on covered up a crime that involved the Balkan, not a secret romance — it gives Brenda something to do that is not a retread of 1996.
The most striking thing was how much more likable Dante was before he met Sonny. The Dante of the uniform and slicked back hair had integrity. He was charming. He harbored no doubts about being a police officer. He had no interest in bending the rules. He did not wear that damn gold chain. I was reminded of how much I liked the character before he decided to lie about Sonny shooting him. Brenda was more interesting, too, because she was doing something besides obsessing about her past. Yes, the real secret that was revealed is that Sonny ruins everyone and everything. Source: Fancast