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Brenda and Dante’s Secret Involves a Gun

Date: 2010.11.05 | Category: News | Tags: ,,,,

Vanessa Marcil - GH - BrendaWe finally learned Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzzo) and Dante’s (Dominic Zamporgna) secret on ‘General Hospital’: when she is around Dante she shoots people in self-defense.

She fatally shot one of the Balkan’s henchmen after rushing into a decoy stakeout where Sam was serving as her own decoy. Flashbacks revealed that she also shot a man — who appeared to be the man she was on a date with earlier in the sequence and presumably is connected to the Balkan. Dante hid his body, proving that the ability to bury dead people where the cops won’t find them is genetic.

Brenda: tiny supermodel and sharpshooter. It’s not a particularly shocking secret, given that baby Emma is the only character on the show who has never picked up a gun. Unfortunately, Brenda’s response to history repeating itself is not to appreciate the one useful skill that she learned from spending so much time with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason (Steve Burton). Instead, she opted to have a minor nervous breakdown, confusing the two incidents, blathering on about how she is not supposed to talk about what happened. Then she had a nightmare. So, now not only is Brenda’s storyline totally lame, the character has turned into, as Carly put it, “poor, pathetic, tragic Brenda.” That is not the impulsive, strong character that GH viewers fell in love with. Who wants to watch a hothouse flower who needs a throng of men to protect her?

Then again, one of the few strong women on GH, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), is now being blamed for both not immediately forgiving her husband for cheating on her and for his cheating in the first place.

According to Steve (Scott Reeves), Robin should be totally over being drugged and kidnapped by the woman Patrick (Jason Thompson) slept with, then having to continue to work with her. “I can make an argument that Robin is doing nothing to help you or herself. She’s not trying to forgive. She’s not fighting for your marriage. She’s doing zero to preserve her family. Which, frankly, I find a little troubling. Unless, of course, you’re beating or verbally abusing her.”

What? I happen to think that Robin and Patrick should stay together, but that’s because I am a viewer. Robin has every right to find adultery unforgivable or to need to take some time to get past her anger. Steve, who I have loved up to this point, seems to think that a woman only has the right to leave a man if he abuses her. He must take issue with every single Port Charles divorce, with the possible exception of women who used to be married to Sonny. I do not think the scene intended to make any sort of statement, beyond having someone voice support for Patrick, but I once again have to ask, does this show realize that most of its viewers are female? Source: Fancast

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