GH A Mother’s Wisdom
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.”