Tomorrow never knows (spoilers)
What’s next for Sonny?
Speculation is running high that Vanessa will be leaving in the not too distant future. Will it be June? July? August? Nobody is sure at this point probably not even Vanessa. Or was it something everyone knew all along? Is that a red herring Vanessa lays out there in interviews not only to keep folks guessing but to use as a bargaining point to obtain desired off time and obtain desired story line or exit story? There are far more questions than answers right now.
Scenarios vary and what is important to Sonny fans in all this is the fact that the negotiations, the direction of story line and the exit timing all affect the Sonny story line. The fact that the characters drew a lot of attention by actually getting married factors heavily. Also factored in prominently is the deep love Sonny has expressed for Brenda.
For the first time in years, this writing has not tossed Sonny in the dumpster stripping him of all ability to have friends, a point of view , family ties.. Instead it has allowed him to reconnect with his children, renew friendships with Luke and Robin, and last but not least, be written to have a true love connection with a woman who returns his unconditional love with one of her own,. Considering the horrendous writing for one solid year that Sonny got the the moment he pulled that trigger and shot his son, and for the remainder of the year following that disaster, the writing for the last few months has been a Godsend to the character and his fans.
We have real Sonny back, a combination of mob boss, father, friend and husband. But Guza has proven in the past as he totally destroyed original Sonny, stripping him of true love, friends and family, that his idea of Sonny is NOT what fans want to see, it is what Guza wants to see. Can he resist that temptation this time and continue to allow a more mature Sonny to evolve, layered, and allowed to combine family, romance, humor and love with his continued mob boss demands? Maurice can pull that off easily, but can Guza? That’s the problem.
And that brings us to problem #2.…what if Vanessa leaves? If it is on short Geary like periods, how will that be written? Will Guza be tempted to box Sonny back into one dimensional hell during these absences reverting to a Sonny that gets blamed for everything, makes all the mistakes and gets all the lectures from all in PC again? That would be a total step backward for the character and his fans. OR will Vanessa leave completely leaving a heart broken Sonny totally at Guza’s mercy where the writer could embrace to the max that tiresome dark dark dark side of Sonny and toss Carly back in there with her “I told you so’s?” One can only shudder and run if that ever happens. OR will Sonny be so angry, hurt, frustrated that we get a quick fix woman, maybe Claire, shot back at him too quickly making Sonny look ridiculous and needy.
Here’s a thought, Mr. Guza. Don’t hang this mess on Sonny if Vanessa leaves. Let him shock himself and his viewers and emerge stronger and in control, leave him single for a while or throw him some uncommitted goodies to keep him amused, but do NOT regress this character who has been a delight to his fans by reappearing as the Sonny we love and enjoy.
Scenario #3 which could still very much be in play, is that this is all a ploy and Vanessa wants to stay, and she, Maurice and GH are working to obtain a story line that allows her ample time off and allows the type of relationship that both Maurice and Vanessa would like to see….Sonny and Brenda loving each other and working through problems together. THAT would be a nice change on this show but this is Guza so good luck with that one.
In summary, Sonny fans, S&B fans, and Brenda fans are all watching carefully to see what unfolds and since this is GH and Guza is doing the writing, the whole scenario strikes fear in to all fan bases as they wait and wonder.
Tuesday, MARCH 22
*On his honeymoon, Sonny cannot stop trying to track Theo!
*Sam realizes that both she and Carly could have been the ones to hit Jake.
Wednesday, March 23
*Suzanne unwillingly reveals the location of Brenda’s child to Theo!
Thursday, March 24
*Both Carly and Sam think they may have hit Jake.
Carly confesses to Jason she might have hit Jake.
*Sam tells the PCPD that she fears she might have hit Jake.
*Michael decides to protect his mother, even if it means destroying evidence.
*Patrick threatens Johnny.
Friday, March 25
*Sonny & Brenda return home from their honeymoon to comfort Jason. (DVR ALERTS)
*Michael and Abby console each other.
*Carly receives a message from Franco threatening Josslyn.
Monday, March 28
*Michael & Abby make love.
*Sam “makes a confession” to Josslyn.
*Sam recalls her heartbreak over her lost daughter, as well as her daughters’ gift of life to Kristina years ago.
Tuesday, March 29
*Brenda & Sonny return home. (CGS)
*Brenda attempts to visit Carly & Joss in the hospital.
*Lulu tries to rationalize Luke’s drinking habits.
*Michael and Abby will run into Brandon(Abby’s ex boyfriend).
Wednesday, March 30
*Sonny shares a “heartbreaking” conversation with Luke!
*Dante & LuLu agree to put family first while simultaneously upholding the law.
Thursday, March 31
*Michael vows to protect Abby.
*Abby decides to drop the charges against Brandon.
*Theo gets closer to finding his grandchild.
Friday, April 1
*Sonny surprises Brenda by remembering her birthday!
*Brenda confides in Sonny that she longs to be a mother.
Monday, April 4
*Jason stops Michael from pulling the trigger (on Brandon, Abby’s ex).
Tuesday, April 5
*Suzanne arrives with a surprise!
*Who killed Brandon?
Wednesday, April 6
*Lisa tries to get friendly with Kristina after learning she will be babysitting Emma.
Thursday, April 7
*Luke looses control.
The following may have come from GHH
Terrell prescribes chemotherapy for Josslyn’s cancer, but Jax balks in hopes they can find an organ donor.Dante and Sam learn the identities of all the drivers who were on that road around the time Jake was hit, seven in total.
Michael decides to protect his mother even if it means destroying evidence.
With Kristina’s help, Michael distracts Ronnie at the PCPD to get access to the list of suspects in Jake’s hit and run.
Kristina manages to keep Abby away from Michael as he watches over Josslyn.
Maxie finds solace in Matt.
Jason watches the efforts to save Jake. Robin tellls Jason he did not make it.
Jason informs Lucky that Jake has died.
Ultimately, Liz learns the heartbreaking news from Lucky, who finds her in the chapel.
Lucky and Liz share a powerful moment in the chapel.
Patrick loses it, but Robin is by his side with loving support.
Liz accuses Carly and Sam of wanting Jake to die.Heartbroken and in denial about Jake’s hopeless condition, Liz calls out Jason.
Jason and Carly emotionally discuss the terrible circumstances involving Jake and Josslyn.
Liz is enraged, but ultimately she agrees to the kidney donation.
Lucky and Liz say good bye to Jake.Lucky wishes he had Aiden to help fill the void of losing Jake.
Lucky and Liz break the news to Cameron.
Steve mourns for the loss of Jake as he comforts his sister.
He worries she is on the verge of another breakdown.
Carly thanks Liz for donating Jake’s kidney and is sorry for her loss.
Jason breaks down over the loss of Jake; only Sam can comfort him.
Sam shares her feelings of guilt as she recalls a time she wished that Jake never existed.
Alexis is there for Jax.
Jason and Edward share a close moment.
The Spencer family gather at the hospital to support Liz and Lucky.
Lulu shares her worries over how Jake’s death will affect her family, with Dante.
Niklas admits he doesn’t know what he would do if he lost Spencer or Aiden.
Shawn guards Carly and Josslyn at the hospital.
Robin gets the syringe and throws down with Lisa. Lisa gets violent with a scalpel.
Lisa manages to steal back the incriminating syringe and destroys it.
Sonny and Brenda return to Port Charles after learning of Jake’s death.
Dante tells Jason he found out “who is responsible” for Jake’s hit and run.
“Evidence” points to Robin; she goes to the police to turn herself in.
Abby’s ex-boyfriend is back in town and causes trouble.
Brandon beats Abby.Michael and Abby fight over Michael having a gun.
Patrick and Robin flirt in front of Lisa.
Nikolas says good-bye to Brook Lynn.
Luke loses control.
Spinelli tells Maxie she was the inspiration behind his memoirs.
Sonny visits Josslyn.
Carly asks Jason not to go after Franco.
Sonny and Luke have a heartbreaking conversation.
Suzanne disposes of Theo just as he is about to meet his grandson!
Abby will drop the charges against Brandon in order to protect Michael.Michael is determined to protect Abby no matter the cost.
Jason discusses with Sam whether he should have given up Jake;
they come to the realization that all a parent can really do is to love their child.