HomeTVGeneral HospitalVanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Promises “Twist” For General Hospital Exit Luke Kerr June 2, 2011 General Hospital 40 Comments Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo may be leaving General Hospital, but look for Brenda’s exit storyline to contain a twist. The actress tweeted, hey guys Just finished tv guide interview with Michael Logan. Gave official last day but exit story must stay a surprise. It's a twist!!! x Photo Credit: The Bannen Way 40 Responses alstonboy4315 June 2, 2011 Twist, huh?? Hopefully, it’s something good, but having Brenduh and her incessant whining/bitching/moaning/histrionics off my screen is well worth the price of admission! Aside from her verbal spars with Carly and her bantering with Jason, Brenduh’s return has been a big fat FLOP! Vanessa did NOT prove herself worthy of the NO DOUBT huge salary she was paid to return. They should have gotten Genie Francis instead!! oh well……… Good luck, Vanessa. And good riddance, Brenduh!!! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 2, 2011 She rips off her mask and it’s Laura underneath? Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 2, 2011 I think that Jax and Brenduh are going to leave town together, giving Jax/Brenda fans the sunset ending that they have wanted since the 90s, and clearing the canvas of two tiresome characters who lost their luster a long time ago (as far as I’m concerned). Log in to Reply prenest June 2, 2011 My guess is the kid is Jax and they ride off into the sunset together. Log in to Reply Bourgeois Nerd June 2, 2011 Brenda is blown up in a car! Because THAT has never happened on this show. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 2, 2011 I remember the Jax/Brenda/Sonny triangle of the 90s and I LOVE the idea of Brenda and Jax finally ending up together and riding off into the sunset. Oh, the good old days!!! Log in to Reply Marezi June 2, 2011 I think Sonny will get Brenda and her son out of Port Charles (via faking a bomb, fire, kidnapping or whatever way he comes with) and everyone will think she is dead and when GH is canceled she comes back and her and Sonny go off into the sunset. Log in to Reply dellygrim June 3, 2011 I don’t care about a twist in this SL. I’ve had no interest in Brenda since about a month into this stint. It’s been very boring and has taken some of the luster off of a once great character. Her return could have been used to revitalize the show but instead they wasted her just dropping her into the same repetitive stories that have been eroding my interest for years. Log in to Reply liason4real June 3, 2011 A real twist would be everyone is still knocked out from the “toxic balls” and the last three years has been nothing but a dream! Log in to Reply appleridge June 3, 2011 Last Three How About Last 10 Log in to Reply JAQ June 3, 2011 [quote=alstonboy4315]Twist, huh?? Aside from her verbal spars with Carly and her bantering with Jason, Brenduh’s return has been a big fat FLOP! Vanessa did NOT prove herself worthy of the NO DOUBT huge salary she was paid to return. They should have gotten Genie Francis instead!! oh well………Good luck, Vanessa. And good riddance, Brenduh!!![/quote] DITTO my man!!!!!! :beer: :beer: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 3, 2011 JAQ– Muah, honey! :love: And cheers!!! :beer: Log in to Reply JAQ June 3, 2011 Marezi…you think Sonny will get Brenda out of town? I thought she would leave him to protect her child. Take Jax along for the ride. I mean, does this women know how to live on her own, let alone with a child? Either way, she is leaving. That really is all that counts! :beer: :bigsmile: Log in to Reply JAQ June 3, 2011 [quote=alstonboy4315]JAQ– Muah, honey! :love: And cheers!!! :beer:[/quote] I can’t wait to read your posts!! You never disapoint either!! Log in to Reply RockGypsy23 June 3, 2011 That’s the second best thing I read today. The first being that VM is leaving. Log in to Reply Marezi June 3, 2011 JAQ I was just guessing how she would leave. If Jax is coming back why would he leave with her? But people are spec’ing that she ends up pregnant with Sonnys’s 1,458,936 kid and leaves without his knowing. Who knows and I agree at least she will be gone for a while at least. and damn but I have not hit very many correct letters on my computer so had a lot of spell checking to do, like every fourth word. LOL OT: for EET, Sassy and the Sam/Kelly fans According to SID (CBS) Kelly, Kirsten,Nadia B. and Farrah F are shooting reality show pilot for the E network. Just in case you don’t see it on here LOL They are almost done taping and now the people who are doing it have to see if the network will pick it up. I guess this is why KM and KS were hanging out so much for the past month or so. Log in to Reply JAQ June 3, 2011 YES I did hear she was leaving pregnant. Not going to believe that quite yet. Or maybe I don’t want to think there would be a possibility of her return?? Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 3, 2011 Why is Brenda so HATED?! She basically defined GH in the 90s! I don’t get the hate. I thought fans would be happy to have her back, just as I am happy to be getting my Marlena back on Days. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 3, 2011 A-Crane, Vanessa Marcil has clearly forgotten how to act since the 90s. Plus, Brenda does nothing but whine and complain, acting like the world revolves around her. I don’t know how much of GH you watch, but I have found her to be totally unlikable since she returned. And to add insult to injury, Vanessa’s return has caused many other characters to be backburnered. I just try to hold on to the memory of her last stint from 02-03, because that was really the last time I could stomach her. I don’t “hate” her, but I simply don’t like her much anymore. Lightning doesn’t always strike twice. Sometimes, a character can be loved during one stint and simply not have the same magic the 2nd time around, kind of like how you described Crystal Chappell’s latest run on DAYS. It’s a mixture of bad writing and lackluster acting on Vanessa’s end. I can’t speak for anyone else, of course, but that’s just my opinion on Vanessa and Brenda’s return. Log in to Reply JAQ June 3, 2011 Now that I have stopped laughing at Alston’s post, let me tell you what I think. Sonny & Brenda were the ‘HOTT’ couple of the 90’s. I look back and see such beauty in this women. I mean that alone she gets a free pass in her scenes. Apparently the LOVE the fans of GH showered on her got to her head. IMO she got lazy. 1) She doesn’t look the same. (I probably don’t either from 10 years back) 2) The promo’s on her return!! OMG! You would have thought Halle Barry was coming to town!!! (I was tired of her before the promo’s were over) 3) Horrific storyline. That isn’t her fault. However, a better actor may have delivered the scenes a little better?? The snorting when she speaks, the giddiness of a grown women (for me) is not an attractive feature. JMO Log in to Reply Dyllan June 3, 2011 Brenda is hated for these reasons: 1. The writing. Holy sh*t! I remember when all the women were jealous of her and all the men wanted her for like the first 3 weeks. It was annoying and ridiculous. You would have thought she had man’s kryptonite under her dress. 2. The storyline. It was BORING. The Balkan was lame and she does not have any chemistry with Sonny anymore. 3. The actress. Vanessa kind of sucks now. Her acting was not that hot when compared to a decade ago. Log in to Reply Jenny June 3, 2011 *sigh* At this point, I could care less about a twist. They’ve basically ruined the character. And Vanessa’s poor acting choices only made it worse. Log in to Reply maxsmom June 3, 2011 said it before but…I blame the failure of Brenda’s return on the writers which is same place I place the blame for the failure of Kelly’s return, I would and will follow Vanessa Marcil and Gina Tognoni wherever their careers may lead…well as long as their careers don’t lead them back to Guza and Carlavati respectively Log in to Reply Grimm June 3, 2011 What NO Franco? Will the return have been worth all the story that was put on hold/scrapped? Log in to Reply miztee246 June 3, 2011 [quote=Dyllan]Brenda is hated for these reasons: 1. The writing. Holy sh*t! I remember when all the women were jealous of her and all the men wanted her for like the first 3 weeks. It was annoying and ridiculous. You would have thought she had man’s kryptonite under her dress. 2. The storyline. It was BORING. The Balkan was lame and she does not have any chemistry with Sonny anymore. 3. The actress. Vanessa kind of sucks now. Her acting was not that hot when compared to a decade ago.[/quote] ***** Dyllan — I agree on every point, except I totally skipped the Brenda/Sonny period back in the 90s. I wanted to give Vanessa the benefit of the doubt because she was okay in the series, Las Vegas. Now, she does not “kind of suck” — she stinks up the joint. I thought someone had warned her during the early days on GH — you might be pretty, but you need to learn how to act. Apparently, she did not take heed. Back to the writing — which was incredibly ridiculous. She was in danger through no fault of Sonny’s when the Balkan was stalking her in Europe. The Balkan’s son was mobbed up (just like Sonny). Then, when she needs protection, she comes running to Jason. From the looks of it, she just couldn’t get away from the mob. Forget the twist in the s/l just get rid of her! And she can take Jax the JackAss with her. I thought Ingo was okay, but now that TPTB have kicked poor Ingo to the curb, they are making his character so detestible that I cannot wait for his exit. (I did rewind and replay the scene where Shawn decks Jax with great delight.) Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 4, 2011 Badly written return. The Balkan crap went too long. Log in to Reply Marezi June 4, 2011 A Vanessa tweet: Interesting VanessaMarcilG Vanessa Marcil G @ @Cynthia068 Please everyone know that I didn’t decide to leave GH. My contract is up. Log in to Reply tealita June 4, 2011 VMG versus GF–In a poll on April 27, 2010, Luke asked the question, “Whose return to GH is more important, VMG, or GF?” 65% of the respondents (about 1500 people) favored Genie’s return. Had I voted in the poll, my vote would have gone to Francis. That stuck in my craw. And while I read no truthful reports that any offer was ever extended to Ms. Francis, it colored my perception of VMG, and I took a dim view from the start…/Nobody questions that Brenda’s return was poorly written and edited: the endless weeks in Rome (Murphy? Good God!), the cartoonish Balkan, MB being mysteriously absent in critical scenes last winter (which is why IMHO she MAY have been overly involved in scenes with other actors), etc. As as actress, she may not have brought the character the maturity her age befits. But up until recently, a consensus has been that GH bet the whole house on her return, and it’s budget woes rested on her shoulders; that no other actors could get THEIR goodies because of her. Mouse House = done soap biz. Upon reflection, I’m grateful that Genie Francis was not in VMG’s shoes. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 4, 2011 If GH is cancelled, I hope they do the right thing and bring Genie back as Laura. She only has a 6-month contract with Y&R which would expire in November and allow her to return for L&L’s 30th wedding anniversary. One can dream! Log in to Reply Marezi June 4, 2011 [quote=AlistairCrane]If GH is cancelled, I hope they do the right thing and bring Genie back as Laura. She only has a 6-month contract with Y&R which would expire in November and allow her to return for L&L’s 30th wedding anniversary. One can dream![/quote] ******************* I put these stars here becasue the damn quote button doesn’t capture the whole quote even if it says quote at the beginning and the end. ******************* I would love to see GF and Laura back. Maybe she would return since Guza is no longer at GH. We can hope. But I must say I don’t think I would want her back with “dead head, drunk off his ass, doens’t care about anyone but Luke, this awful awful father, awful husband and horrible grandfather” Luke anymore. She/Stephan and Nik can come back together to gather up Lucky and his kids. I always wondered why they never tried a Sonny and Laura thing? Not that I am campaigning for a LauSon coupling, I just wondered. They seemed to throw Sonny at every one else or everyone else at Sonny. Log in to Reply JAQ June 5, 2011 IMO I don’t see GF ever returning to GH. Isn’t the soap she is on #1 in soap ratings?? :beer: GH is on ‘borrowed’ time. Everyone knows that. Why give up what she has now for uncertaintity? As far as Luke goes, IMO they were never a compatible couple. I love his love affair with Tracey. :* Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 5, 2011 Y&R may be #1 in the ratings, but creatively it’s a piece of s**t. I expect her casting to tank in the next 2-3 months. She’ll be gone from Y&R when her 6-month contract expires. Log in to Reply JAQ June 5, 2011 I thought the show was soo good?? ALL soaps days are numbered. I was watching OLTL last night, (2) and I have to tell you, its all so ‘make believe’. Almost silly to a point. And I love the show!! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 5, 2011 What are you talking about?! Y&R is pure garbage! Do you watch it? OLTL is also garbage..what they have done to Marty has actually made me cry. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 5, 2011 Y&R is the doppelganger/back from the dead show. They just rotate the same “evil twin” stories and kill people off and then bring them back. Log in to Reply Marezi June 5, 2011 [quote=AlistairCrane]What are you talking about?! Y&R is pure garbage! Do you watch it? OLTL is also garbage..what they have done to Marty has actually made me cry.[/quote] Me Too. I loved Marty and Patrick. To me they were the best couple on this show, EVER. Like I said to me they were. No way would Marty do this crap to horrible horrible Nat. First because John was no damn Patrick and second John was not worth the effort to even talk to him and third Nat is nasty nasty selfish nasty unbelievable child of Vicki and Clint and did I say how horrible she is. I loved ME on Port Charles but have hated him on this show as John McBain. He is so lackluster and looks like he is sleeping all the time. people say Tyler (Nik) wasn’t bringing it anymore on Gh but I didn’t see that but I do see Boring ass McBain still sleeping thru his scenes. now I feel so much beter. got that off my chest. LOL Oh and by the way I don’t like Natalie or John on OLTL Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 5, 2011 I think people need to give Genie a chance. Yes, we all see her as Laura but give it time. I remember when she was Ceara on AMC. She came on as a real bitch and was divine. Does anyone remember the catfight in Erica’s office? It all went away when the incest story started but Genie CAN do this. And I love watching it. Log in to Reply JAQ June 5, 2011 AC-NO I don’t watch Y&R. I simply am going off the ratings. It may be a crap show, however they are #1. Never watched a day of it. Log in to Reply JAQ June 5, 2011 Oh and by the way I don’t like Natalie or John on OLTL ****************************************** :bigsmile: :beer: You aren’t alone!! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 5, 2011 [quote=Ryan-Scott]I think people need to give Genie a chance. Yes, we all see her as Laura but give it time. I remember when she was Ceara on AMC. She came on as a real bitch and was divine. Does anyone remember the catfight in Erica’s office? It all went away when the incest story started but Genie CAN do this. And I love watching it.[/quote] Why bother? First of all, she’s the bio mother of one of the WORST characters to ever appear on Y&R. Secondly, she is trapped in his stupid and convoluted story. Thirdly, she is playing a crazy woman—Y&R already has plenty of those! Fourthly, she is so iconic as Laura that it’s impossible to take her seriously in this role. I would never be able to accept, say, Melody Thomas Scott on GH or something. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.