HomeTVAll My ChildrenThe Cover Brenda and Sonny Fans Have Waited Eight Years For! Jamey Giddens August 6, 2010 All My Children, General Hospital, General Hospital Spoilers, One Life to Live 29 Comments Oceans apart, day after day and I slowly go insane… "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx. Over the years we’ve poked fun at our pals at ABC Soaps In Depth for all their Brenda Barrett covers, but in this week’s issue, it ain’t smoke and mirrors— Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo truly IS back and she’s got Maurice Benard (Sonny) on the cover with her! That sound you hear is BrenSon fans racing to their nearest Wal-Mart, Krogers or Piggly Wiggly (Are they still in business back home?) to buy a copy of this red-hot issue of the zine, but before y’all get out the door, check out the teaser blurb below! Although an ocean separates them, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Brenda and Sonny seem to be on the same wavelength — because they each can’t get the other out of their mind! But will Brenda leave her Port Charles past — including Sonny — behind for good? Only Soaps In Depth has exclusive, new photos plus all the details on the reunion between the former lovers and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s return to GH! Plus, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) answers our readers’ questions, we get to know ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Nicolas Robuck (James) a bit better, and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Natalie Hall gives us a peek at what’s ahead for boy-crazy Colby! It’s all in the new ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, so pick up your copy today! 29 Responses FaisonFanInTexas August 6, 2010 I could not possibly care less about BRENDA. :Sp No, SERIOUSLY. :Sp :Sp :Sp Log in to Reply Dinah August 6, 2010 Same here!! Log in to Reply mll1206 August 6, 2010 right there with you FaisonFanInTexas! sorry but VMG is not the end all be all saviour for GH and ABC soaps, this is all just overkill like James Franco coming on as a guest star…what a waste of time and MONEY! Log in to Reply sassysdreams August 6, 2010 Yawn! Log in to Reply Ravennite613 August 6, 2010 I will turn the tide of dissention. I am beyond thrilled that Brenda/VMG is back. August 11th cannot get here fast enough Log in to Reply js3557 August 6, 2010 I can’t wait for Brenda to return! Love, love, love VM and Brenda. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens August 6, 2010 This is absolutely nothing like James Franco. Vanessa Marcil is one of the most popular stars in the history of GH. The last time she returned, she brought back 800,000 viewers. No soap star has caused that kind of an increase since the early 80’s. Log in to Reply troymcclure August 6, 2010 Right there with you ravennite. I’m ridiculously excited about Brenda returning. Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas August 6, 2010 Hey! I know!! Hook up Breeeeenda with Daaaante’….just to see all the exploding heads around them. Log in to Reply timepass August 6, 2010 I am part of ravennite posse: I’m ridiculously excited about Brenda returning. The only hick I will have to watch GH again, I hope I can make it! Log in to Reply GH LOVER August 6, 2010 I am looking forward to have her back… and see her with Sonny Jax Jason Robin and the Q’s.. Brenda is one character that is connected to all the canvas.. So Welcome back Brenda :party: Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 6, 2010 Love me some Brenda!! I think she would look quite nice with Johnny. Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 6, 2010 Oh and the cover says Jason is out. Does that mean he will admit he returns Franco’s feelings? They would look good together too. Log in to Reply Mardou August 6, 2010 Love Brenda and am THRILLED she’s returning. Hope the story is worthy of her. My S&B heart did a little dance of joy when I saw the cover on the SID site yesterday. If ANYONE can make Sonny palatable to me again, she will. Log in to Reply GH LOVER August 6, 2010 GHvettfan Jason is out of prison!!!!! If GH will do male love story it should be SaSon!!!!!! the best GH couple :p Log in to Reply QueenMaharet August 6, 2010 It will be nice to see the return of Brenda Barrett & VM and while she brought big numbers with her last time, I think TPTB at GH/ABC are failing to realize that she’s been gone for 7.5 years now. Television viewing has changed dramatically since then, and while she WILL bring ratings with her (unlike James Franco – soap fans don’t give a rat’s behind about movie stars who take screentime from their beloved vets), the numbers will be nowhere near what they were last time. ABC is putting all of their eggs in VM’s basket and unless her return arc is mind-blowing, I fear this might backfire for them. Personally, I will only last a week at best with her return. As much as I adore VM & Brenda, her getting stuck in the vortex of suck that is Sonny will just be too much for me to take. I stopped watching because Sonny consumed the entire show and I’ll continue to stay away because that never changes. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 6, 2010 Dinah you probably should be thrilled. The insiders board over at daytime dish has a number of scoops that there is renewed interest in MW – both because of the response she got again at the GHFCW and because they envision the magazine being someplace Brenda might work. I guess they are talking about having some huge charity ball that would be planned by kate and Brenda. Dont know if thats wishful thinking by some Kate fans or if its real, but it sounds like something tptb would like. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 6, 2010 I am not a card-carrying member of the “I HEART BRENDA” or the “I HEART VM” fan club, but I am excited about her return. There are sooo many possibilities when it comes to character interactions, love interests, love triangles and soooo many people are NOT gonna be happy….ahem, Sam and Carly. And I want to see her team up with Robin to rip every strand of hair out of Lisa’s bipolar scalp!!! Log in to Reply cheryl85 August 6, 2010 the sonny and brenda fan in me loves this cover! Log in to Reply sassysdreams August 6, 2010 I like Brenda and I love VMG but the media blitz is just way too over the top for me! Log in to Reply GHFan777 August 7, 2010 I love love love Brenda! I am super excited for her to come back. I pray that the writing improves though. I won’t be able to stand it,if they write her like they have been writing other characters. Who knows though…she is a such fantastic actress, she may even be able to sell the crap they have been putting on. She looks great, I caught her on a couple of shows pimping her return…and she still is very beautiful. She comes across as a nice “REAL” person…no airs…down to earth… I also can’t wait for all the old eppies to air next week….I wish the writers would go back in the archives and get some good ideas for future story lines, based on history. Log in to Reply Delia Diva August 7, 2010 Yes, Piggly Wiggly’s are still around!! At least in the Chas SC area. Every time I go home, I stop in. Even got a T-shirt!! I’m looking forward to Brenda because I’m so sick of Claire, Lisa and I hate to say it but Lulu…… Log in to Reply Jenny August 7, 2010 [quote=cheryl85]the sonny and brenda fan in me loves this cover![/quote] Ditto! My heart skipped a beat. LOL!! Log in to Reply baycity August 7, 2010 I loved Brenda back in the day. But since I’m not a die-hard GH fan now, I’m not really that psyched about THE SECOND COMING of VMG. What nobody is saying is that she’s only back on GH because things haven’t worked out in Primetime and in movies quite the way she expected. GH was her springboard to greener pastures and she never looked back, not even to do a short guest-starring stint. Now that things aren’t so bright on the other side of the fence, it’s “Hello, again, Port Charles.” I wish her and GH well, but I couldn’t resist making this reality check. Log in to Reply inspiron August 7, 2010 Not! I’m waiting for Genie Francis [GH] and Roger Howarth [OLTL]returns! ITA, baycity, loved her back then, and there is no doubt why she is coming back this time. Don’t overhype her, GH, or it will backfire! Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas August 7, 2010 baycity~ :beer: Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 8, 2010 VMG was willing to stay last time around but they couldnt come to terms over her work schedule. What mother doesnt want to be home with her young child? And why should we fault her for preferring to work in primetime where she makes more money and works less hours. Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 8, 2010 I wouldn’t call Vanessa Marcil unsuccessful. She has been on 2 successful TV series for several seasons. That is more than a lot of other actors can say. There are a whole lot of daytime fans that are super excited about her return. I don’t think she has anything to be ashamed of. Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas August 8, 2010 She’s not the 1st one to leave a soap and say, “Ima do movies now, bitches!” 2 years later……”So…I’m not busy right now, y’all need me for a year or two? You know, just James Cameron calls….” but she DID do it. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.