As he settles into life in Port Charles, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Brando is getting comfortable with the Corinthos clan — perhaps comfortable enough to join the, ahem, family business? The guy was trying to rebuild his life in Chicago when a photo of faux son Dev drew him to Port Charles and he walked right into a Mob shootout. Now, he can’t seem to get away from the Corinthos family’s drama. “He’s happy about having saved Carly,” portrayer Johnny Wactor admitted to Soaps In Depth, “but he didn’t ask to be involved with playing somebody’s father.”
Unfortunately, in saving Carly, Brando made himself a potential target for the don’s enemies. So in an effort to protect him, the Mob boss helped the motorcycle mechanic set up shop in Port Charles. “He’s been asked to uproot his life, basically,” said Wactor.
But despite Brando’s grumbling, he seems to be warming to the situation. “There’s a yearning for a family,” Wactor suggested. “Brando can see the power Sonny commands. And though he’s trying to get Brando to help him, he’s being generous in offering all these things. That’s why Brando continues to take the bait. His mindset is, ‘We can try this out. I can always leave.’ Or so he thinks!”
The thing is, the family he’s growing closer to by the day isn’t just newfound kin — it’s a Mob family that is under attack! “And Brando’s skill set is undeniable,” sighed Wactor. “He’s good with a gun, he’s a tough guy, and he’s got experience with tough people.”
In other words, he’s just the kind of muscle to help Sonny take down Renault. But “Brando’s a good guy… or wants to be a good guy,” maintains Wactor. “He got involved with some bad people before. But he’s trying to stay out of trouble.”
As he continues to look out for the Corinthoses, Brando will have to decide just how far he’s willing to go. “How does he survive in this world,” mused Wactor, “without going back to prison?”
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