It's Official: Brenda's Back Baby! Vanessa Marcil Returns to GH!




USA Today has confirmed what we've been telling you in spoilers and Jamey's Blind Item, Vanessa Marcil is returning as Brenda Barrett! Bob Guza is doing his happy dance for sure.

Emmy Award-winning actress Vanessa Marcil will make her return to ABC's General Hospital in the Aug. 11 episode. Marcil will reprise the role of Brenda Barrett, which she created in 1992 and for which she won a Daytime Emmy in 2003 for outstanding supporting actress. Brenda Barrett will return to Port Charles with a big secret that, of course, is sure to wreak havoc.

Is any fan surprised that Ms. Barrett returns to Port Charles with a secret? That is typical Guza, isn't it?


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All i'm gonna say is :  "HELLS YEAH"!!

Thats that CHICK,  Thats muh GURL!!

BOOYAH!!

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Good grief!  Don't tell me Sonny has ANOTHER child!!!

Please bring back Genie Francis!!!!!  Her family really needs Laura now as does GH!!!

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Ummmm.....yeah, NO!!

That'll be a "peace out" while she is on!  Can't STAND Brenda!  She is not the be all end all on this damn show!

Moving on..................

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 Finally. Sonny and Brenda forever!

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She had Jason's kid! ha!  Now that I would want to watch.  get vanessa marcil out of sonny or jax's orbit.  it's been done ten million times and that would get rid of brenda clone sam in the process....win win!

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Her secret affects Sonny, Jax and Jason... I would love to see Genie come back as well, however, there is no denying that VM's return was a much larger ratings boost than Genie's was.

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So Jamey's blind item about a SOAP SUPER STAR SLATED TO RETURN was clearly about Brenda coming back to GH!

Now I just gotta figure out all those other blind items!?!??!??!?!??!?!

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Meg don't even tease me with that because God knows I would love and adore that more than anything..

My girl is coming home...I am rolling out the red carpet to the one and only Ms. Barrett.  Is it August yet???

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Wouldn't it be funny if her big secret was that she is also Dante's ex-lover and she has his child?! Sonny would DIE!

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OK!  if she comes back and has JASON's kid.....I will watch just to see Liz' head explode!!

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 Am I the only one that preferred Jax and Brenda? Sigh...they were my golden couple when I was in high school.

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I wonder if she will be tied to Franco in some way-- considering there was talk once she heard he was going GH she was open to come back for a short stint.  I wanna see VM and LW in a scene as Carly and Brenda

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So glad they didn't give in to her "I would come back to work with James Franco" nonsense.

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I think it will be a Jax's child that will be a boy.  I can't wait. I would love to see her work with Megan Ward get Olivia off the show.  I bet she and Johnny will hook up and be a triangle with Brook lynn... Wooohooo.....  Yes I would live to see Laura back as well.  Get rid of the nu micheal can't stand him, his mouth is to small for his head and he can't act!  If Drew was let go because of the story line, it doesn't even show anything, it is left to the viwers to figure out what happened.  I thing DG would have done the story a LOT better. I agree with Regan, NuM needs to GO!

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OK! if she comes back and has JASON's kid.....I will watch just to see Liz' head explode!!
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Forget about Liz she already has a child from Jason .......What about poor Spamantha two women with children fathered by Jason I wouldn"t 
be surprised if the poor girl drowned herself in her hot tub.........LOL

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 I am glad Vanessa Marcil is returning I bet Guza is thanking the soap gods big time. By the way what if she has Jax's kid a boy and Carly get's all jealous . Awhile She and Brook Lynn starts L and B Records up again. Like she did with Lois all those years ago. Have her and Brenda become enemies with Olivia and Sam. 

Please don't waste Marcil cough cough Guza and Frons especially Frons cough cough... Look at what they did to Robin Christopher as Skye . They didn't do anything with her except making her broke which I don't get and where is Lila Rae at anyway ? Just say she is in boarding school somewhere in europe or rhode island for goodness sakes. Send Skye back to PV and bring back Lila Rae with her to the chandler mansion. Have her run a division of Chandler enterprises and have her paired with someone . 

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I used to hate Brenda until she moved in with Jason. They were so much fun together! Whatever her secret is, I hope it means more Brason/Jaden (how do they mash up?) time together. As for Sonny, I'm hoping he'll be institutionalized by then - he'll need to be after he finally realizes that he DOES abuse women after all.

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I have never been one to chug the "I HEART Vanessa Marcil" Kool-Aid, but I just hope they have something good in mind. It seems pointless to bring back  this actress----who I am sure didn't come cheap--- for a story that makes no sense and is not gonna contribute (POSITIVELY) to long-term storyline.

And I don't want her anywhere near Franco. I am TOTALLY a member of the "FraSon" club!!! JASON AND FRANCO, SITTING IN A TREE..........KISSING!! LOL!!!

Okay, I just went back to first grade, but who cares????

What are the chances of me getting some Jason and Franco loving this time around?? Probably slim to none, but a guy can still fantasize.......

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I doubt Sam will be as pissed as Snarkabeth when she finds out she ain't Jason's ONLY baby mama!!

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Katiebug - I always  loved Jax & Brenda, but the minute I saw Brenda with Jason it was over for me.  I think because they were so firey together.  For me they were how super couples get started two people who hate each other and then when the passion builds up too much they explode.  It's why it worked so well for me with Carly 1.0 & Sonny..they were TNT.

In his current incarnation I wouldn't wish Sonny on my worse enemy.

I say she comes back involved with Franco, still married to Jason and brings a baby by Jax (though I want it to be Jason's, and for me it would be icing having Carly deal with two women she hates having Jason's children)  I think I might feel sorry for Sam just a little

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I doubt Sam will be as pissed as Snarkabeth when she finds out she ain't Jason's ONLY baby mama!!
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You really think Spam is not gonna have a meltdown........lol

I say she comes back involved with Franco, still married to Jason and brings a baby by Jax (though I want it to be Jason's, and for me it would be icing having Carly deal with two women she hates having Jason's children)  I think I might feel sorry for Sam just a little

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Totally forgot about what Carly's reaction would be, she may just have an Exorcist LINDA BLAIR moment....lol

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Forgive me for this stupid question, but I was in college during the last Brenda return, so my memory is a little hazy due to abundant alcohol consumption and inconsistent viewing: but were Brenda & Jason actually together?  I remember them being married, but I remember there being a catch, like they did it to help out Sonny in some roundabout way.  Someone with a history of the storyline refresh my memory, ASAP

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 @sassydreams If Sonny has ANOTHER child I think my head will explode!  

If she has a secret child let's hope it is Jax's or Jason's!

GH is getting even more interesting.......

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 Good news. IDK if she'll bring back 800,000 viewers, but it's good news still. The connections and story possibilities. Laura Wright and her going at it! And hopefully Brenda's secret if it's a child, let it be Jax's or Jason. After Dante, Sonny doesn't need more kids.

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Jmoney this is Guza's GH - If Luke can cheat on Laura and produce Ethan.  I am sure we will find out that Jason & Sam did the deed one night before she departed.

Question - Will she push Spinelli out of the regrettably pink room?  LOL

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I don't get the appeal, i never have and probably never will but i guess that it's a good thing for GH and their ratings. I won't be watching the show this summer, anyway, so i shouldn't even care.

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Good point Raven!  LOL =)  There say to be a lot of BrenSon fans on this thread.  I don't really remember them really liking each other, although, I guess by the end they had grown to understand and appreciate each other...love is not far off.

What about Spinelli being Brenda''s son...would that work....ROFLMAO...I crack myself up!

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Great news. Vanessa Marcil & Brenda Barret will be the one thing to get me to tune back into GH this August. I hope Brenda's return will be exciting & shake up the canvas. I want it to be entertaining.

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Remember during the first season of Nigh Shift there was a mystery woman, which we were to deduce was Brenda? She kept trying to speak to Jason, didn't she?

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Return of a daytime Goddess!!!!!!!!!!! Luv it! Maybe her secret will be that Brenda, Sam, and Olivia are all long lost triplets!  HAH!