Stand­out Scene

GH A Mother’s Wis­dom

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When Brad and Lu­cas were hit by the news their son had a heart de­fect, they were lucky to have Carly by their side. Not only did she play nice with

Mon­ica, but she gave Brad that “strangely help­ful pep talk.” It was a sweet scene… or would have been, had we been in the dark like Carly!

While Lu­cas man­aged to keep his cool in the face of Wi­ley’s

health scare, his baby-swap­ping hus­band im­me­di­ately started to spi­ral. There was noth­ing earth-shat­ter­ing about Carly’s ad­vice to fake it till you make it and cry while the kids aren’t watch­ing. She was sim­ply of­fer­ing Brad her sig­na­ture mix of straight talk, em­pa­thy and hu­mor in hopes of help­ing her brother-in-law sur­vive the first steps of this cri­sis, and it worked.

Of course, the true beauty of the scene was that we kept think­ing about how dif­fer­ently it would have played if Carly had only known the truth about Wi­ley. The Corinthos ma­tri­arch is the type of fighter you al­ways want in your cor­ner — es­pe­cially be­cause you don’t want her

on the other team! And un­for­tu­nately for Brad, he teamed up with Carly’s big­gest neme­sis… to steal her grand­child. So as much as we ap­pre­ci­ated this very real, down-to-earth mo­ment about par­ent­ing, it was know­ing how ev­ery­thing be­tween them even­tu­ally would change which truly el­e­vated the scene.

When Mon­ica fi­nally dropped the bomb­shell that Wi­ley has the same heart de­fect Michael and A.J. were born with, Brad started to spi­ral again. And in that mo­ment, we re­al­ized that while we’re look­ing for­ward to Michael get­ting his baby back, it’s the fall­out that will make this story epic!

“If that doesn’t work, Brad, just or­der a hit on the heart de­fect.”

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