TVGuide and other websites, Massi Furlan is slated play The Balkan. Even IMDB has him listed as such...and yet, I'm not entirely sure?? He's been on as one of the guys that grabbed Brenda when Sonny saved her. He also writes this on his Facebook Page:
I play "The Balkan bad guy also called Giovanni'. Keep an eye for my big next scene on the 24th. Big surprise !
I'm wondering if he's actually THE Balkan or just Giovanni the henchman?? He does have scenes with Dante coming up. We shall see-- it's just interesting they'd have the identity on so quickly. OR is this to further the 'Secret' that Brenda may have. I do think there's going to be a connection between Brenda/Dante. Just how FAR that goes, not sure. Lots of things swirling in rumors-- I still say Guza's fine tuning this whole thing...and it might change at any point. We know that it will all dovetail when Lulu/Dante get to Ireland-- when Lucky has to play more of the part of his assassin AND the Brenda connection comes around.
Massi was actually BORN in Italy-- at least we'll get a real accent...LOL. Since we've heard the Balkan is really Russian, not sure about that either. Why would he have been one to grab her if he is indeed, THE REAL Balkan?? I guess I'm wondering if things are a bit mixed up on how the press releases went out.
Interesting...at least something to think about this Saturday!! PLUS, he does say there's a "surprise" on the 24th??! I hope it's a good one. Dare we hope??