Stephen A Smith returns to daytime television
Sportscaster Stephen A Smith can be loud, hilarious, in-your-face and opinionated when he is on ESPN2’s FIRST TAKE or hosting his own SiriusXM radio show. As "Brick" on ABCs General Hospital, he is a man of few words but will take necessary action when a need arrives. Brick only shows up in Port Charles every now and again when Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) really needs him and Soap Opera Digest is reporting that he will be needed soon.
Sonny's associate is supposed to return to the screen sometime during the week of April 25 but due to several preemptions, it could be later. General Hospital fans were stunned when the Fourth of July episodes were aired on the 11th and 12th a full week later due to the news coverage related to the January 6th attack on the White House. On Thursday, July 21 GH was interrupted halfway through the show for the announcement that President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19.
Brick has proven himself
Not long ago Brick was asked to use his tech savvy to help prove that Trina Robinson ( Tabyana Ali) was set up by Esme Prince (Avery Kristan Pohl) to take the fall for a sex tape video. Brick never reported back to Sonny so it's not clear if his return is related to Trina's court case or some of his friend's other current situations.
Brick was the brainchild of Benard who was a guest on FIRST TAKE in 2015. He listened to Smith talk about his love for General Hospital and how he began watching with his grandmother when he was a young boy. Benard arranged for Smith to have the role of a surveillance expert for the mob and Smith says he did not desire a last name and only wanted to be known as "Brick,"
The storyline indicates that Brick and Sonny go way back and Smith said he felt like they really did as he had watched the show for so long and knew the mannerisms of the mob boss. At one point he had a crush on Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) which was a running joke between Sonny and Carly.
After Sonny was wrongly presumed dead Brick became more focused and proved himself an invaluable ali to the Corinthos organization. Be on the lookout for Smith to show up during the week of July 25-29 or sometimes shortly after.