The Day's Most Accurate (And Charitable!) Dialogue
General Hospital is so saturated with Brenda right now that it's hard to imagine a time when she wasn't in Port Charles, doing things and having everyone in town discuss, in detail, the things she has done. But then she comes out with a statement like this and you remember all over again that she was absent for years!
Brenda, on Carly's quest to unearth her secret: That girl has no life and she has the mentality of a 20-year-old.
Maybe Carly had the mentality of a 20-year-old in the late 90s, but it's been a steady mental regression since then. I'd hesitate to even compare her to a sixth grader!
The first part of that blunt assessment made me laugh and laugh, especially since Brenda doesn't even know half of the deranged schemes Carly has concocted to pass the time. And the fact that it was juxtaposed with some prime Carly crazy was icing on the cake.
In order to find out what shocking, scandalous, sordid secret Brenda and Dante are keeping from her so that she can expose it publicly and ruin two lives in one shot, Carly interrogated one of the other NYPD officers tasked with guarding Brenda in 2007 and did some Olympic caliber jumping to conclusions.
NYPD Officer whose name I don't remember, so I am just going to call him NYPD Blue: Sure I remember that detail. Brenda Barrett's hard to forget. She's a nice lady. Knockout.
Carly, choking back vomit: Why were you guarding her?
NYPD Blue: Brenda was being stalked by some guy who had ties to organized crime in Europe. Interpol was interested in him so the chief was willing to provide security.
Carly: Was there anything unusual about it?
NYPD Blue: No, standard detail: 8 hour shifts, Brenda had a room in a midtown hotel, uniform was supposed to sit in the hall and accompany her if she went anywhere.
Carly: And is that what Dante did?
NYPD Blue: He switched it up. By day 3 or day 4, he started taking double shifts. Guarding Brenda 16 hours at a time, and when I came on duty, I'd find them in the suite, not in the hall.
Carly: Were they sleeping together?
NYPD Blue: I thought so. Especially after I asked Dante straight out and he didn't deny it.
A rational person would realize that this so-called witness was giving her absolutely zero information; hello, he only thinks Dante and Brenda were sleeping together, because Dante didn't tell him one way or the other? "Wow, that is some unequivocal proof right there", the rational person would say, their words laced with sarcasm. Carly thought those words with GLEE. Every time NYPD Blue gave a vague answer that could POSSIBLY be construed as a hint that Dante and Brenda had sex (he wasn't banished to the hallway?!), her face lit up more and more, and by the end of the scene, the only thing keeping her from breaking out into the "We Did It!" song from Dora The Explorer is the fact that Dora is on Nickelodeon and ABC Daytime only pimps for Disney.
Wait until she finds out about THE BABY. Her head may explode before she even gets a chance to gloat.
Yes, Brenda alluded to THE BABY in the last seconds of today's show, a moment that probably would have been far more dramatic had it not appeared in commercials that air endlessly on, no lie, every single channel I get.
Brenda: I don't want to talk about the baby, okay?
Speculation about THE BABY and a whole lot of questions about the Robin/Patrick/Lisa mess to come later this weekend!