On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lucas’ suspicions that things aren’t quite right with his husband seem to be growing by the day. But when the truth about Wiley eventually blows up in Brad’s face — because we all know it’s bound to happen! — will his and Lucas’ relationship implode as well?
The secret that Wiley is really Michael’s son, Jonah, has weighed heavily on Brad. But with Julian in his corner, he was almost able to relax into fatherhood. “Brad started to lower his guard a little bit,” Parry Shen said to Soaps In Depth. “After a while, no matter how bad things get, it just becomes your new normal. So Brad still felt horrible and guilty… but things were good and Michael’s the godfather, so he still had some sort of connection with Wiley. To Brad, it was the best of a bad situation.”
So far, Brad has done whatever it takes to protect his family. Because beyond the threat of losing Wiley, he’s petrified that his husband will never forgive him once he learns the boy they love as their own is actually the nephew his family has been mourning. “How can you excuse what Brad’s done?” scoffed Ryan Carnes (Lucas). “That’s a pretty big betrayal and a pretty massive lie — and then lies on top of lies on top of lies for a long time. His behavior is unacceptable.”
That said, Lucas may have room for forgiveness… eventually. “This is his husband, and he loves him,” Carnes explained. “And in life, sometimes people we love do bad, messed-up things. Life is never as black-and-white as we like to think. We can hate people and love them at the same time and have intense internal conflict and turmoil about it.”
All things considered, it’s no surprise that Brad’s started popping pills and having nightmares. “He’s always on high alert, ” Shen sighed. “There’s always something around the corner that puts him into a spin.” And the idea that mobster Sonny might seek revenge? “That brings it to a whole different level!” Shen added.
Stay tuned to see what Lucas does when Brad’s heartbreaking secret is finally revealed, and for more from your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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