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“Ain’t No Sonshine When He’s Gone” (warning: spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by ghblowhard

Sonnysmilegif“Ain’t  No Sunshine when Sonny is Gone”

This blog was going to be a blog about the best and worst of last year for Sonny Corinthos and his fans.  The problem is, there was very little “best” and overwhelming “worst” which really is a drag.  Let’s take a look at Sonny last year.

Maurice , as always, made the most of the least, and we do mean least, because while some can count up a series of one minute or less episodes and  make them sound like air consuming magnificence, the fact of the matter is, Sonny’s air time was spotty, disconnected and often either totally supportive of stories for others or totally lacking in substance.  Little was in the way of a Sonny driven story.

Let’s do the “best” first since it is so brief and easily described.  These writers improved the demeanor  and sense of  controlled caring that Sonny now has.  For a bit he was less isolated but now it seems he lives in a gym , never talks business, has a new friend since he lost Jason, and his kids like him when it suit’s the writers or hate him when it supports their story but other than that who on this show gives a damn about this guy really?  He lost his best friend, and fellow mobster of many years, and we are told infrequently that Sonny misses him.”  That doesn‘t even begin to cut who REAL Sonny is and has been for years.  He, as far as we know, is still a mob boss, OR IS HE?  If so, why is he not investigating, retaliating, doing SOMETHING Sonny like? But instead, he gets to fight  a returning loser for a grown son, chase around after a mentally ill woman, begging, forgiving and taking every nasty thing thrown his way by  Connie and her little band of nitwit helpers.  If this was the best of Sonny, let‘s look at the worst..

Sonny is mentally ill and he knows Connie needs help.  As one who is bipolar, he also knows that while unsuitable  behavior is a part of mental illness, when it hurts others it is not forgivable simply because one is ill.  There are consequences that go with the things Connie is doing to herself and others.  Time to write in some  tough love and give Sonny his own life back while Connie realizes she needs help.  Constant loyalty, like a blind lapdog, is NOT helping Connie or Sonny or his fans.

Meanwhile last year, we saw Sonny save Dante’s life and take a bullet.  We heard that ONCE when it happened.  How many times though have we heard again how Sonny shot his own son.  Sonny was framed and went to court over the tire shooting Johnny convinced Kate to admit to.  Sonny stood by Kate all year, while Connie ruined Sonny’s parties and wedding and flirted with, slept with and blackmailed sleaze balls who got twice the air time with Connie that Sonny did.

Sonny Corinthos

Sonny Corinthos (Photo credit: victoriabernal)

An entire year for Sonny was made up mainly of following Connie around like a puppy, trying to get her some rejected help, AND to add insult to injury, they dumped the loser from hell on him so he could support an AJ story which did nothing to further Sonny’s presence on screen at all.  An entire year was spent with Sonny losing any kind of romantic existence on screen, being insulted and  humiliated by an alter of the woman he loves.

Sonny needs to be redefined NOW.  Sonny fans want answers to some hard questions and they need answers now because ALL Sonny fans are not Skate fans or couples fans period.  They are Sonny fans and want Sonny driven stories.  They are NOT getting them.

Is Sonny still in the mob?  Is it some kind of SECRET?  Does Sonny care that his money was transferred.  Since they allowed him no part in pursuing Jason’s killer, will he simply be told it was Faison…and  “okay, time to move on?”  This is how a 20 year SaSon relationship ends?

Does Sonny believe that he is disloyal if he reams Connie a good one, sets her free and tells her to come and see him when she wants help and until then she is on her own?  Because this blatant rubbing other guys in Sonny’s face is grating on not only non-Skate fans but on fans of Sonny and KATE as well.  It has to stop soon because Sonny fans simply are tired of going in circles  with Sonny driving no story of his own.

In summary, define who and what Sonny is now and start writing for HIM.

Does Sonny care that his money was transferred.  Since they allowed him no part in pursuing Jason’s killer, will he simply be told it was Faison…and  “okay, time to move on?”  This is how a 20 year SaSon relationship ends?

Does Sonny believe that he is disloyal if he reams Connie a good one, sets her free and tells her to come and see him when she wants help and until then she is on her own?  Because this blatant rubbing other guys in Sonny’s face is grating on not non-Skate fans but on fans of Sonny and KATE as well.  It has to stop soon because Sonny fans simply are tired of going in circles with Sonny driving no story of his own.

We need answers and protection of the integrity of this character.

Stay Fabulous!

*****************************************************Spoilers*********************************************************

*Maxie at first thinks she didn’t miscarry the Lante baby..
*Britt assures Maxie that this is a new baby, not Lulu and Dantes.
*Maxie realizes that she is having Spinelli’s child.
*Maxie decides to stay silent and give this baby to Lulu and Dante.
*Spinelli tells Ellie what happened on NYE with Maxie. Honesty is the only way.
*Luke is back, and Anna fills him in on what happened in Switzerland.
*Luke is there for Anna, but Duke is patient and understanding.
*Anna and Sonny share the confusion they feel over their respective love lives.
*Luke asks Anna for another chance.
*Olivia stops by to see Connie.
*Connie thinks Sonny sent her to keep an eye on Connie.
*Olivia tells Connie she is wrong, and why she is really there.
*Connie is softening toward Sonny.
*Emma sees Sabrina at Kellys, and is overjoyed.
*Patrick has to tell Emma that Sabrina won’t be watching her anymore.
*He fears he scared Sabrina off by the almost kiss.
*Emma tells Patrick she doesn’t like Britt when Patrick offers to her to lunch.
*Britt has a plan to win Emma over.
*Patrick talks to Liz about Sabrina.
*Britt gets mad when Emma refuses to befriend her.
*Emma disappears!
*Sabrina tells Liz that Felix told her to find someone new.
*AJ tells Carly that he told Michael about her attempt to get him to drink.
*Maxie lets Spinelli go so he can stand by Ellie.
*The fight for ELQ heats up.
*AJ has a weapon to use against Tracy.
*Tracy goes to Sonny for help in dealing with AJ.
*Sonny takes the high road and tells Tracy no..he won’t hurt Michael like that.
*Ned tries to help Tracy..but he may be too late.
*TJ asks Connie to give Molly her book back.
*Kristina rejects Starrs offer of comfort.
*Michael goes to Johnny with questions about Tracy and the Solieto’s mob.
*Johnny has the dirt, and the proof to take Tracy down.
*Has Tracy been lying about the state of ELQ’s financial health?
*Sonny has genuine feelings and concerns for Connie.
*Epiphany is mad at Felix, and it shows.
*Carly can’t get over Todd.
*McBain gets back to work.
*Olivia has a new vision about the baby.
*Kristina is out of her mind with grief and confronts Connie.
*Things rage out of control and Kristina is arrested.
*Carly has a strange reaction when a discussion of Quartermane heirs comes up.
*Todd get to court, and does something nobody expects.
*Sam finally gets to get in Todds face.
*Carly wakes up in Todds bed and fears she slept with AJ
*AJ messes with Carlys head for a bit.
*Carly ends up crying over Todd in AJ’s arms.
*Carly still loves Todd..
*Michael hears Tracy gloat over beating AJ.
*AJ sees a way to outmaneuver Tracy and Michael offers to help him.
*Michael distracts Tracy as AJ makes his move..
*Tracy is not fooled.
*Sabrina has concerns about the Nurses Ball..Felix reassures her.
*Felix asks Carly if the MetroCourt can host the Nurses Ball.
*Hungover Carly is helped by Felix.
*Carly pulls herself together and gets ready to face Todd in court.

Maxie assumes that she didn’t miscarry when Britt reveals that Maxie is pregnant.Britt assures Maxie that the baby is not Dante and Lulu’s child. Maxie realizes that she is carrying Spinelli’s baby Maxie is desperate to keep the truth from Dante and Lulu. Spinelli wants to be open and honest with Ellie before they move ahead with their relationship. Anna tells Luke about the events that transpired in Switzerland. Luke warns Duke that he hasn’t given up on Anna. Luke asks Anna to give him another chance. Anna and Sonny commiserate with each other about their complicated love lives. Connie suspects that Sonny asked Olivia to keep an eye on her. Connie softens towards Sonny when Olivia explains the real reason that Olivia stopped by. Emma is excited when she spots Sabrina at Kelly’s. Patrick explains to Emma why Sabrina cannot continue to babysit her. Patrick fears that he scared Sabrina off. Emma makes her feelings about Britt clear when Patrick suggests an outing with Britt. Britt makes plans to get Emma to like her. Patrick talks to Elizabeth about Sabrina. Sabrina confides to Elizabeth that Felix advised Sabrina to find someone new. Britt loses her temper when Emma rejects Britt’s attempts to befriend her. A.J. and Michael decide what their next move will be. Tracy and Ned plot to outmaneuver A.J. and Michael. Michael gets Johnny to reveal damaging information about Tracy’s connection to the mob. A.J. warns Carly that he told Michael about her attempt to get him to drink. Tracy begs Sonny to help her. Todd tells Johnny about his latest plan to avoid jail time. John advises Sam to give the justice system a chance to work. Epiphany is not pleased with Felix. Kristina rejects Starr’s attempt to help her through the grief. Kristina’s anger fuels her resentment towards Connie. Maxie has a choice to make when she learns that Spinelli and Ellie are over. One of Alexis’ daughters ends up in jail. A mystery person lurks in Port Charles. Todd and Lucy might be the key to each other’s problem. John arrives at a deadly crime scene. Liz drops by to see A.J. at the right time. 1/22 Maxie considers using her pregnancy to win Spinelli back. Maxie makes a deal with Britt. Anna and Sonny discuss the state of their romantic lives. AJ has surprising plans for Duke. 1/23 Luke discovers the real Duke has returned and claims to be Duke’s rival for Anna’s affections. Connie thanks Sonny. Spinelli has a lot of explaining to do. Emma tells Patrick that she doesn’t like Britt. 1/24 Britt vows to get Emma to like her. Epiphany holds a grudge against Felix. Todd tells Johnny that although he knows he is in hot water, he knows how to get out of it. AJ and Michael scheme. 1/25 Starr offers Kristina comfort, but is pushed aside. Sonny agrees to aid Tracy in her fight against AJ. T.J. tries to help Molly out with an impassioned appeal to Connie to give her back her book. Ned warns Tracy of impending trouble, but is he too late? Michael and AJ stick it to Tracy.Connie suspects that Sonny asked Olivia to keep an eye on her.Connie softens towards Sonny when Olivia explains the real reason that Olivia stopped by(to show off her engagement ring).Spinelli wants to be open and honest with Ellie before they move ahead with their relationship.When Luke first sees Duke upon his return he is not aware that the real Duke has been rescued, so he thinks he is dealing with Faison, that should make for an interesting encounter. Anna tells Luke about the events that transpired in Switzerland. Luke warns Duke that he hasn’t given up on Anna. Luke asks Anna to give him another chance.Britt assures Maxie that the baby is not Dante and Lulu’s child.Emma is excited when she spots Sabrina at Kelly’s. Patrick explains to Emma why Sabrina cannot continue to babysit her. Sabrina confides to Elizabeth that Felix advised Sabrina to find someone new. Michael gets Johnny to reveal damaging information about Tracy’s connection to the mob. A.J. warns Carly that he told Michael about her attempt to get him to drink.John advises Sam to give the justice system a chance to work.Maxie is pregnant again, and Spinelli is the father. Will she lie or come clean? Maxie intends to have Britt implant another embryo so she doesn’t have to tell Lante about the miscarriage. When Britt tells her that she’s pregnant, Maxie assumes that she never had a miscarriage to begin with. Britt tells her that in fact, she’s become pregnant again- something Maxie thinks is impossible until she realizes that it is not. Maxie is torn, realizing that the truth would win over Spinelli’s heart but break the hearts of Lulu and Dante. According to Carlivati, in SID, old Maxie would have seen this as a way to get Spinelli back; she does flirt with the idea. But is it possible that Maxie that has grown up over the last year? It seems like Spinelli has made his choice, so it becomes, “if she’s not going to tell Spinelli, why couldn’t this be Lante’s baby that she was supposed to be carrying?. It’s a question of whether Britt will keep the secret, since Lulu is also Britt’s patient and she therefore owes confidentiality to both. Anna opens up to Sonny and they discuss their romantic lives. Things have been spiraling out of control for Anna since she learned that Robin died. They didn’t get any better when she ignored Luke and Robert’s dire warnings about Duke. According to Finola Hughes, Anna has made some bad decisions. Her guard was down and she was compromised. Losing Robin destroyed her and everything Faison did disturbed her profoundly. She wanted to believe that there was someone there for her because she was living in a world where Robin didn’t exist anymore. Hughes doubts that Anna will come back from it any time soon. She doesn’t trust herself with police work, she sees Faison when she looks at Duke. Hughes shares that when Anna [eventually] learns the truth about Robin, she doesn’t know what will happen or how she will react, it could push her over the edge. Who will be there to catch her?Who will Tracy and AJ recruit in their effort to defeat one another? Carlivati reveals that it begins when AJ and Michael dig into Tracy’s use of mob money to help finance ELQ. This leads AJ to think that Johnny might have dirt on Tracy. Michael pays a visit to Johnny in jail and asks him if Skye was right about Tracy’s mob connection, and if so, can Johnny help prove it? The answer to both questions is yes.  Will Johnny’s knowledge of the Quartermaine ties to the mob prove to be the key that gets him out of his current troubles?Tracy and Ned do some scheming of their own. Although Lucy is the person they need to persuade, there is another wild card that comes into play and it involves Carly. AJ has a run-in with Heather, who makes a cryptic comment about Edward’s will and how there is something that could shift the balance of power one way or the other. Wondering what that could be, AJ mentions that they know all of the Quartermaine heirs- which causes Carly to have a reaction. Although both Ned and AJ take note of it, they don’t know what it means. Neither AJ nor Tracy will be putting all of their eggs in one basket, they are trying a variety of tactics. Tracy goes to Sonny because he hates AJ and if there’s a way he can help, she’ll take it, but will Sonny want to help? He may not be willing to risk his relationship with Michael and getting involved in this could do just that. Meanwhile, AJ enlists someone else with a history in the mob, someone who is connected to one of the most notorious men to have ever set foot in Port Charles via one degree of separation (Duke Lavery). Duke is trying to rebuild his life and gets involved with ELQ.  But who will he side with, Tracy or AJ? Regarding Kevin’s relationship with Lucy Coe, Jon Lindstrom explains, They’ve had a very rocky relationship. But its only rocky because they are such polar opposites. In fact, he has some very good speeches coming up about how those opposites make them better people. But ultimately for them to live together…its really challenging.” 1/28  Patrick panics when Emma goes missing while under Britt’s care. Kristina lashes out at Connie and blames her for Trey’s death. Maxie has a decision to make about her secret when she finds out that Spinelli and Ellie broke up. 1/29 Connie cries in Tracy’s arms over Trey’s death. Alexis is devastated when her daughter goes to jail. The search for Emma continues and things get ugly when accusations start flying regarding the little girl’s disappearance. Could Lucy and Todd be the answer to each others’ prayers? Michael and Starr beg Connie to drop the charges against Kristina. 1/31  Sonny and Connie go toe-to-toe, will he finally be able to break thru her thick head? Will Lucy’s surprise visitor, who makes a surprising announcement, save the day? John receives a strange call. Patrick wants little to do with Britt after Emma’s disappearance. 2/1  Britt is poised to tell Lulu something about the baby Maxie is carrying. McBain is back in action with a homicide case for the PCPD. Spinelli brings Ellie home. AJ and Elizabeth continue to grow closer, with AJ sharing his frustration over the ELQ developments. Britt tells Lulu that there is something she must know about Maxie’s unborn baby. Michael begins to choose between Sonny and AJ. A mystery person lurks in Port Charles.

You say you want a revo-lucien (warning SPOILERS)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2011 by ghblowhard

General Hospital is more like general confusion these days.

Sonny and Brenda fans should have known better than to drink the Guza Koolaid and think their couple would continue to get good writing for more than two weeks or so. S&B play hide and seek….Guza hides Sonny and Brenda and their fans seek them….for days, and days. Fans go with them breathlessly anticipating a warm and rewarding honeymoon and POOF, they get an imaginary invisible honeymoon, an invisible trip back to Greystone and a short, short birthday celebration for Brenda  .  S&B get almost two full DAYS of happiness before Suzanne enters with cute little Lucien, supposedly Brenda’s son.  Brenda, desperately wanting a child, accepts Lucien as hers.  Sonny doesn’t trust Suzanne (and rightly so) and wants Brenda to have a DNA test to make sure. Carly suddenly remembers that Morgan is Sonny’s child (after several attempts at having Jax adopt him, an adoption which apparently hasn’t gone through) and makes daily trips to Greystone to taunt Brenda and mark her territory.  Brenda wants Sonny to ban Carly from Greystone (who can blame her?) but Sonny knows the hell Carly would put him and more importantly, Michael and Morgan, through if he does that.  He wants his children not to be put in the middle and to feel welcome in his home.

There are rumblings that Brenda will start to worry about keeping Lucien safe in Sonny’s world (like her’s is any safer! hello! BALKAN!) and run to Jax about this.  We are even hearing that VMG  may leave GH this summer and may exit Port Charles with IR in tow (so far this is just a rumor).  If that’s true Guza will have pissed on Sonny fans and S&B fans for the THIRD time.  Many Sonny fans will be DONE with S&B.   DONE!

Guza says the child’s name is Lucien for a reason which has some speculating that Lucien may be some kind of demon seed.

While Brenda is wondering if Sonny’s world is too dangerous for her “son”, everyone else  is busy telling Mighty Jase, Guza’s King of the Universe, that he would make father of the year (in spite of the fact that both he and Sonny are in the mob) and should have a child with Sam.   He is also the all knowing protector.  Only  HE can protect Jossy, Lucien, Michael and everyone else except for Jake.  The expressions never change from wounded mode to heroic mode and that confuses us but they are in Guza’s mind both part of the Mighty One’s eternal magnetism at least in Guza’s eyes.

Along with that, fans have discovered that there is a powerful magnetic draw also between Luke and Lucky, both having been called upon to give powerful and very worthwhile performances….over …and over…..and yet again….over. So, toss suffering Lulu between these two and you have Spencers in overkill drive, with Luke putting down alcohol faster than lighting can strike, Lucky weeping buckets of tears and Lulu whining because that seems to be her part in this mess. Even Dante’s air time has been cut momentarily while the Spencer’s duke it out daily.  TG and JJ did have some great scenes with Maurice this past week which was a a nice and unexpected nod to the friendships of Luke and Lucky to Sonny.

Here’s a question! We’ve had ample scenes of Jason, Lucky and Luke mourning the loss of little Jake.  When do we get to see Liz mourn–you know Liz, JAKES MOTHER!

Enter next, Johnny who matches Psycho Doctor gamely in the “nut” department by constantly comparing her to Psycho Sister, Claudia, who he continues to worship and pity as though she was a demonic version of The Flying Nun. Johnny mentions Claudia so much  one might get the impression that he wanted to “do” his sister and Lisa is the next best thing. YUCK!!.   This couple makes one WANT to get away and the only other place to run, unfortunately on this show right now, is right into the midst of mini-Jason, Michael, who except for being a big bland teddy bear type of fellow, is portrayed as badly in need of guidance that only Mighty Jase can provide while saving him from himself and any bad guy he feels like messing with.   Jason’s dialog these days is dotted with “I’s”:

  • I have to save Michael.
  • I have to protect Joss.
  • I have to find and fight Franco.
  • I have to protect Lucien.
  • I have to wonder why I didn’t do better with Jake.

I have to wonder if I need more Milk of Magnesia!

That kind of self obsession can be a real drag for viewers after five minutes or so. A slight help to some is the insertion of better material for Scrubs….for the moment. It is sad when the most upbeat moments, other than the ones for the invisible S&B couple, are those of a couple toying with seeking counseling for a marriage broken up due to indiscretion with crazy Psycho Doctor Lisa, who still sniffs this couple out like a blood hound in heat, even when she can bed down the sneering Johnny and reminisce about sicko Claudia any time she wants. So, with the three days kidney swap in place, miracle baby, Joss , big mouthed momma Carly and new bodyguard, Shawn will head home knowing that Jason will keep all of them safe. Jax must be out trying to find the dungeon camp that invisible Morgan is attending.

What will be the future for all…..ask Jason. He is in charge of everything and everybody.

Stay Fabulous!

Spoilers

Monday, April 11
*Dante finds a surprising connection between *Brandon & Johnny.
*Michael asks Jason to help him when Abby is called in for questioning about Brandon’s murder.

Tuesday, April 12
*Michael refuses to heed Abby’s advice.
*Brenda worries about keeping Lucian safe.
*Brenda voices her concern to Jax about not knowing how to raise a child among mob danger.
*Dante finds a surprising connection between Brandon and Johnny.
*Michael tells Jason he’s his own man & will make his own choices.

Wednesday, April 13
*Dante reluctantly tells Sonny he thinks Johnny is setting Michael up for MURDER!

Thursday, April 14
*Sonny confronts Johnny!
*Michael confides his desires for power!
*Sonny, Dante & Jason fears that Johnny maybe trying to recruit Michael for the (Z) mob!
*Sonny , Dante & Jason stratize for how how to keep Johnny from turning to Johnny!

Friday, April 15
*Sonny worries Brenda is becoming too close to Lucian.
*Sonny worries Suzanne will hurt Brenda!
*Sonny, Dante and Jason fear that Johnny may be trying to recruit Michael for the mob.
Sonny confronts Johnny.
*Brenda asks Michael about Sonny’s role in his life.
*Brenda asks Michael IF he regrets living in Sonny’s world & growing up as his son!

Monday, April 18
*Michael sings Carly’s praises as a mother

Tuesday, April 19
*We will see Anthony when Johnny goes to visit him in prison, saying that he didn’t kill Brandon

Wednesday, April 20
*Sonny’s children surprise him on his birthday!
*During Sonny’s birthday surprise Molly brings up Brenda and sets Carly off.
*Anthony encourages Johnny to get Michael under his wings before his parents can interfere.
*Carly and Sonny try to prevent Michael from joining the Mob.

Thursday, April 21
*Carly & Brenda have a showdown!
*Carly warns Brenda to NEVER come between Sonny & his kids.
*LuLu pays Johnny a visit & asks him to leave Michael alone.
*Dante learns there is a video that implicates Michael in Brandon’s murder.

Friday, April 22
*Sonny confronts Anthony Z in jail.
*Sonny Presses Dante to break whatever laws he has to to protect his brother.
*Johnny arrives home to find Anthony Z there.

The following may or may not have come from GHH

UPCOMING…….Sonny grows suspicious of Lucian & Brenda worries how to raise him in Sonny’s world.
Since, Sonny doesn’t believe Suzanne’s story it will cause trouble for S&B.

Diane wonders what kind of long-term commitment is Sonny willing to make in terms of Lucian? He has to consider all of this carefully!

With Lucian appearance S& B will be in uncharted territory.Brenda nor Sonny was expecting a 3 year old.

Brenda seeks help from Michael & her he would never want his siblings raise in the mob!!!

Michael continues to put pressure on his father to become part of the family business. On the bright side, keeping Michael out of the mob is pretty much the only thing Jason and Dante can agree on, so they team up to talk Michael down. But it’s not as simple as it seems — not when the Zacchara organization gets involved. Suddenly, there’s a connection between Johnny and Brendan’s murder. Dante comes up with a theory: Johnny is setting Michael up to take the fall.Brenda continues bonding with the son she never knew she had. But what’s weighing on her mind is how she can manage to raise a child within Sonny’s mob world. Look for her to turn to Jax for answers. Sonny, meanwhile, is still incredibly concerned about this turn of events — he doesn’t trust Suzanne AT ALL. But is this just Sonny being wary of a possible wedge between him and Brenda? Or is he on to something? 

Plus Lisa continues to work Kristina, and the Spencers are working overtime trying to get Luke to shape up. What’s going to get through to him?

Luke starts to go through withdrawal when he tries to prove he is not an alocoholic
Kristina refuses to do lisa’s dirty work; Kristina realizes something is wrong when she starts to have some withdrawals

Lisa blackmails Kristina with drugs

Siobhan tells luckt that she will understand is lucky wants to end their marriage,now that he knows Aiden is his son

Luke visits jake’s grave

Johnny sets up a scenario where michael plays the hero

Johnny recruits ethan for help

Patrick and Robin have their first official marriage counseling session, leaving them both feeling gut-punched and daunted.

Kristina will ask Ethan to the prom, but he turns her down

Lisa masks a narcotic as an herbal supplement, giving it to Kristina

Although Sam turns down Carly’s offer, she secretly reconsiders having the procedure that would allow her to have a baby.
Meanwhile, Jason comes to the conclusion that all his reasons for not wanting a child are no longer credible.Sam tells Jason about Carly approaching her regarding the baby subject.
The couple grows closer over the idea of having a family. 

Sam offers Liz her condolences.

Liz gives Jake’s toy motorcycle to Jason.

Will Johnny help Luke find the road to redemption?

Lucky asks Lulu for help to save their father.

Tracy proves to Luke that he is not as sharp as he thinks he is on alcohol.

Abby is taken in by the PCPD for Brandon’s murder.
Michael seeks out Jason’s help; both Carly and Jason warn Michael to keep her distance from Abby during the investigation. Even Abby tries to convince Michael that perhaps they should take a break, but Michael refuses.

Ronnie sets a trap for Corinthos family.
Ronnie tells Michael to confess or Dante will loose his badge.

Diane is concerned that Michael is covering for Abby.

Johnny offers Michael his support.

Dante reluctantly tells Sonny he believes that Johnny is setting Michael up for Brandon’s murder.

An emotional Michael admits that he wants to be in a position of power like his father and Jason.

Jason reels from Michael’s words that he has modeled his life after Jason.

Michael will tell Jason that he would be a wonderful father.

Lulu helps Dante realize that perhaps Johnny’s motive is more protective.

Both Liz and Lucky separately tell Steve that they blame themselves for Jake’s death.
Each thinks the other holds them responsible.

An encounter with Liz has Maxie wondering about Aiden’s paternity.
Maxie seeks Matt’s advice regarding Liz.

Maxie discovers the truth.
Maxie steals the DNA results from Liz’s house, preventing Lucky and Nik from finding the test.

Maxie prompts Liz to tell the truth.

Liz arrives to tell Lucky about the paternity results and finds Lucky and Nikolas closer than ever.
Will she change her mind?

Liz can’t bring herself to reveal the paternity truth after seeing the bonding between Nikolas and Lucky.
Nikolas comes close to stumbling upon the truth on his own but Liz snatches the results from his hands before he realizes what he has.
Suzanne reveals her true agenda, proving Sonny’s concerns to be legit.Carly warns Brenda to never to come between her kids and Sonny.

Kristina wants Ethan to escort her to the prom.
He turns her down.

Could Anthony be behind Brandon’s murder?

Shawn refuses to work for Anthony.

Jax warns Brenda about Sonny’s dangerous influence on children.

Sonny overhears, an angry confrontation ensues, leaving Brenda shaken.

Luke may be forced into rehab BUT, “That’s not Luke’s style, so he’s probably not going to stay there. He doesn’t do G-d or 12-step programs. I went to Bob Guza and said, ‘If you’re going to send him to a clinic, don’t make it Betty Ford. Let’s not besmirch their good reputation!'”
–Tony Geary, TVGuide

Shawn turns down Jax’s offer of 10 million dollars to leave Port Charles and never look back.

Shawn refuses to take the money, insisting he will protect Josslyn from Franco.

Tomorrow never knows (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , on March 20, 2011 by ghblowhard

Sonny Corinthos

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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.

Stay Fabulous!

SPOILERS

Monday, March 21
*Kristina makes trouble for Abby.
*Dante and Sam work together to find who perpetrated Jake’s hit and run.
*JAKE DIES!
*Carly asks Jason to save her Daughter.

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.

Jason agrees to speak with Lucky and Liz on Carly’s behalf to save Josslyn who needs a kidney.
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.

Dear Bob: Let. It. Be. (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by ghblowhard

This past week we watched the re-emergence of a Sonny many Sonny fans loved watching because he encompassed every side of Sonny over the period of one week. The writing for Sonny was a total opposite of what Sonny fans have hated for months. During the weeks leading up to the wedding, we began to recognize layered Sonny again, the mobster with a heart who was able to show a Sonny who actually possesses humor, hope and tenderness. Sonny, as played correctly by Maurice, is not going to suddenly transform his character from ruthless mob boss to angelic St. Sonny. That would never fly and it shouldn’t.

But with a delicate balance, Maurice managed to deliver a Sonny who bared his soul and poured his heart out, admitting how much he hurt Brenda while reminding her that it is time to take chances and try to be happy. His poignant profession of love demonstrated the softness, dedication and deep love Sonny is capable of showing. We watched two people reunite in happiness and hope, showering each other with a tender display of love and affection. Sonny gave us more smiles in three days than we saw in a year. Maurice, during the past two months, showed us a Sonny that his fans remembered and loved all over again….whole Sonny, someone we have been looking for and missed for a LONG time. But Maurice wasn’t finished demonstrating the complexities of this character. After all, he is still mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, and until he no longer runs the mob, he must remain in character and react as a mob boss would. Devastated by Brenda’s “near death” experience and her kidnapping, within moments we watched a transformation from happy tender new husband, to ruthless, angry, frightened mob boss willing to do anything to find his missing bride. That is as it should be and we see a Sonny, almost out of control, determined to rescue Brenda.

What we fans would like to point out to Mr. Guza, is that the character of Sonny becomes far more interesting and acceptable when Maurice is allowed to play Sonny realistically, the way mobsters live and react NOW not in the Capone days.   Sonny, after he finds Brenda, should be written to have a life, a family if desired, a wife who loves him and can deal with his profession, the capability like most mobsters to help others even though he is a mobster. This is how it is in real life.  A mob BOSS is not banished to a small dark office where processions of angry townspeople take turns bad mouthing him constantly to his face and behind his back. Nobody is saying he must be praised for wrong doing, but the one-sided preaching by Jax, finger-pointing and lecturing by Diane and Edward, the whispered “Sonny is evil” stuff needs to be cut down. You can’t have a saintly hit man excused constantly by the very same people who hate his boss.

If Sonny and Brenda are to stay married, and please Mr. Guza don’t mess this up and bring out that nasty couple breaking hatchet you love to use, write them as a married couple who are capable of finding a way to work through problems, cope with his profession. Give them angst and problems of their own without inflicting second and third parties again to recycle old worn out complications. Many have waited years for this couple and they have the chemistry, professional ability and charisma to provide good solid entertainment if written with the right combination of passion, fire, humor and tenderness.

Give us all a break and restore Sonny’s layering so we can see Maurice peeking through laughing and flashing those dimples periodically along with Vanessa’s giggling, Brenda’s close touches, and devastating eye contact. This can be a fun couple to watch if you don’t send dark, always brooding and guilt ridden Sonny back to us. The chemistry between Maurice and Vanessa is awesome. Please, Let. It.  Be . Surprise us and entertain us…don’t send Sonny back down to the depths of hell again for a long time. He just clawed his way out of there. Please let this couple grow and evolve together.

And Furthermore

Guza’s preoccupation with organized crime limits GH to mob morality tales and prevents GH from exploring other kinds of crime (white-collar) and business ethics in general.   Edward is a robber baron.   Sure GLQ has factories in places like Jacarta.  That way they can hire children to work 10 hour days for low pay in horrible working conditions while at the same time pollute the air and water.   Gotta keep those profits up!  What? It’s legal!

Jax is a corporate raider.  He doesn’t create, he destroys. Through hostile takeovers he just buys companies and then dismantles them.  People like Jax prey on the weak and vulnerable and leave their lives in tatters.  Victims of corporate raiders are robbed of their livelihood and left without the businesses they spent their lives building.  But what goes up must come down, right Jax?  What? It’s legal!

I’m not saying white-collar crime excuses organized crime. I’m just questioning the moral authority of Sonny’s chief finger pointers.  What Edward and Jax do may be legal (they skate on thin ice) but is it ethical?  At least with Sonny we know what we get.  He doesn’t dress himself up in platitudes and fake morality.  I get that  Michael or Morgan should not look to Sonny as a role model but should they be looking at robber baron Edward or corporate raider Jax  as role models? Seriously? Really?

Wouldn’t a story juxtaposing Sonny’s criminal activities with ELQ being cited for toxic waste dumping resulting in something along the likes of the Love Canal or oil spills be interesting?  Bring on a sexy environmentalist or hot states attorney to look into insider trading, subprime loans or another type of business fraud (hello, recession of 2009).  Such a story line would be timely and more interesting than another mob related bombing or putting a child in harm’s way.

Stay Fabulous!

SPOILERS

Wednesday, March 2
*Sam takes a turn for the worse, which Kristina witnesses.

Thursday, March 3
*Dante gives Sonny some serious advice about abstaining from mobster tactics in his search for Brenda.
*Brenda realizes her baby might be alive!!!
*Robin tries to reassure Kristina and Molly.
*Michael confides in Abby that it’s a difficult choice between upholding the law or following in the footsteps of his father.
*Michael struggles with his desire to be just Sonny!
*Molly recognizes Shawn’s hospital attacker.

Friday, March 4
*Dante finds a clever way to cooperate with Sonny after taking the Balkan into custody.
*Dante & Jason warn Michael not get involved in the criminal world.
*Brenda runs into the woods!
*Carly affirms to Jax that he is the preferred role model for her sons.

Thursday, March 10
*Sonny finds Brenda in a deadly state!!!

Thursday, March 10th
Patrick & Robin break into Johnny’s, determined to bring down Lisa. Matt & Maxie grow closer as they troubleshoot Patrick & Robin’s marriage troubles. 

Friday, March 11th
Sonny rushes Brenda to General Hospital under Patrick and Robin’s care. It is not clear they will be able to save her. Johnny & Lisa catch Patrick & Robin in the act of trespassing. Lisa wonders why Johnny did not give her up.

Monday, March 14th
Even as the antidote starts to work, Brenda’s survival is not clear. Family members and friends converge upon the hospital to support Sonny and Brenda.

Tuesday, March 15th
Johnny urges Lisa to let Patrick go, but she is resolved with her obsession. Johnny sets a plan in motion, inviting both Lisa and Robin to his penthouse.

Wednesday, March 16th
Robin and Lisa find themselves in a face-off treasure hunt race to find the syringe with only clues Johnny has left in the most inopportune places. Steve discovers Lisa rifling through his office as Robin confronts Carly for access to the Jax home to find a syringe clue.

Thursday, March 17th
Robin and Lisa continue to search for the syringe via Johnny’s clues. Robin has the proof in her hands and takes off on the road with Lisa in hot pursuit.

Friday, March 18th
Jake has been severely injured in a hit and run. Elizabeth, Lucky, Siobhan, Luke and Jason rush to the hospital as Patrick and Robin work together to save the child’s life. Patrick and Robin put aside proving Lisa’s guilt when an injured Jake arrives at the hospital from a hit and run car accident.

Tuesday, March 22nd
Robin asks Patrick to come home as her husband and father to Emma.Thursday, March 24
Patrick threatens Johnny.

The following may have come from GHH

Sonny and Dante team up to get information from the Balkan’s assassin on Brenda’s whereabouts.
Maxie is on a mission to nail Lisa.
Spinelli uncovers valuable information about Brenda.Patrick and Robin take action against Lisa.

Should Sonny and Brenda have a baby together? Surprisingly, Maurice Benard’s response was:
“I didn’t think I’d say this again, with anybody, but I’d like to see that. I think it’d be beautiful to see that.” (from 2/24 online chat) 

Steve Burton (Jason) hints: he has some good scenes coming up with Kimberly McCullough (Robin) in March…”It’ll be extra good for Jason and Sam once Brenda gets out of the penthouse…The story that’s coming up in the next few weeks is a big, big one. So I’m curious to see how this will affect Jason going forward”. (from 2/23 online chat)

Ingo Rademacher (Jax) tweeted, “Don’t expect to see me much on GH. Once a week seems to be the norm for me, if that…I’ll be on the air for the next week or two a bit. But after that a lot less. Sorry guys. I don’t know what to tell you. Its not my call.”Jason is unhappy with some aspects of Spinelli’s book.

Jason and Sam make very good use of the hospital facilities. 😉
Later, Jason brings Sam home.

Sam confides in Abby her desire for a baby.

Theo questions Brenda about his grandson. Brenda tells Theo the baby was stillborn and Suzanne was a witness…Theo mourns for the loss of his grandchild, while Brenda then wonders if the baby might be alive. Brenda flees from the Balkan, only to be caught again.

Sonny finds Brenda after Theo injects Brenda with a deadly concoction.

Dante and Jason attempt to corner Theo.

Robin and Patrick attempt to save Brenda’s life after she is rushed to the hospital.

Sonny realizes one of Theo’s goals is to take him down.

Dante has questions for Suzanne regarding Brenda’s baby.

Dante arrives as Michael encounters Shawn’s assailant.

Jason and Dante warn Michael to stay out of it.

Carly nurses Shawn.

A furious Jax wants sole custody of Josslyn after discovering Carly covered for Shawn.

Uncle Luke wants to give his niece a helping hand.

Siobhan gets a phone call from immigration. Liz learns of Lucky and Siobhan’s plans to wed.

Lucky confides in Luke, who offers him an alternative, but the couple decides to marry.

Lisa and Johnny catch Robin and Patrick at Johnny’s searching for the syringe.Kristina attempts to meddle in another relationship… Michael and Abby’s.

Michael freezes with the first hint of intimacy with Abby.

A child is being aged.

March madness from SOS

IT’S MARCH MADNESS ON GENERAL HOSPITAL

On the heels of a fantastic February, General Hospital will continue to deliver in the month of March. From what we’re hearing, the usual lull between February and May sweeps may be a thing of the past as things are about to heat up in Port Charles. This month, look for the residents to be rocked with anger, betrayal, danger, reveals and regrets.

As stated our GH Previews for this week, it’s revealed that Brenda’s baby may be alive after all! Turns out Brenda may not be the only deceptive dame in Port Charles. It’s a race against time to find Brenda, as Theo seeks the truth and Sonny seeks to rescue his wife. The task won’t be easy, as uneasy alliances are forged in an effort to rescue the new Mrs. Corinthos from the clutches of a madman hellbent on revenge. When Brenda’s life hangs in the balance, it’s Doctors Scorpio & Drake who rush to the rescue. Will Sonny and Robin’s love be enough to save Brenda, or will it be too late?

Once again Dante is torn between loyalty to the badge and loyalty to his family. Will he be able to walk the fine line between loyal brother and honest officer? Or will Dante’s beliefs yet again cause someone he loves to be hurt?

Last year she was torn between two men, this year she has none. When faced with the harsh reality of the decisions she’s made, Elizabeth begins to voyage down a reckless road. With the news that Rebecca Herbst will stay at General Hospital, it seems like Elizabeth’s storyline is about to get interesting after months of being on the back-burner. Lucky’s new found happiness is short-lived when he gets news that will change his life forever, and it’s not what you’re thinking!

Sam finds herself on the other side of a familiar situation.

Cliches abound, here’s what to expect in March: Love will persevere for one couple; love will blossom for another. A couple on the verge of war find themselves sidetracked by a more pressing issue. Shocking news could lead to devastation. A family divided becomes a family united. Long-time enemies will find common ground. Through all of this, the hospital is at the center of attention this month. But will GH discharge as many patients as they admit?

You know the players. You know the scenarios. It’s March Madness. Time to place your bets
Family members converge upon the hospital to support Sonny and Brenda.
Carly enlists Luke and Ethan to blackmail Jax.
Liz walks in on Nik and Brook Lynn about to do the deed.
Sonny is hell bent on revenge.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: MARCH PREVIEW 

The battle between Patrick & Robin and Lisa comes to a head.

Suzanne holds the answers to Theo & Brenda’s burning questions. Who will she reveal the truth to?Elizabeth learns the results of Aiden’s latest paternity test. Will the truth be revealed or has Helena struck again?

The lives of two children hang in the balance. Is a devastating event in Port Charles history set to repeat itself?

Everybody is suspect as a new mystery unravels in Port Charles in 2011.

A beleaguered couple finds their way back to each other.

What we’d like to see in 2011 (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by ghblowhard

Last year not only his fans, but Maurice had to remind the writers that they were totally destroying  the very essence of the character of Sonny who is dearly loved by his fans ..  BECAUSE of the layering Maurice was able to squeeze in over the years to keep Guza’s version from becoming too one dimensional, dark and repetitive,  Maurice kept the Sonny love alive by showing fans Sonny’s vulnerability and his wish to be a better father.  Last year many Sonny fans felt Sonny had the worst writing he had in years.  We watched month by month as Guza stripped Sonny of each child, taking down his character a notch more and more with unbelievably bad writing and endless one sided reminders of how dark this character was getting.

It seemed that in late November and December, Guza parted the clouds, let the sun shine in and gave us the BEST writing for the Sonny character that we have seen in some time.  We now have a layered Sonny, slowly being allowed back into his children‘s lives, a place Sonny should NEVER have been removed from in the first place.  Sonny, through his renewed love for Brenda and his love for his children, is proving that a gangster, as we all know in real life, can be one thing professionally and something very different personally.  He walks a fine line ever reminding us that the mobster lives inside this character but Maurice is giving us a beautifully layered character capable of sweetness, gentleness and deep understanding where his children are concerned and his chemistry with Lexi, in particular, is a beautiful thing to watch.

Bob, stop shoving YOUR desire to keep Sonny too dark, unable to show continued growth and unable to withstand romantic disappointment without reverting to behavior that Sonny, the father of grown children now, should be moving past.  We like this guy……a lot!   Maurice proved that he is totally capable of having Sonny move from being gentle and caring with Kristina right into tough Sonny mode, fending off Theo to protect yet another one of his children.  The contrast was a reminder that Sonny can wear many hats and wear them well….we want a mobster this year who can be a loving father and a loving partner in marriage .

Our wish is for a continued layering of Sonny, continued character growth personally when dealing with his children and the woman he loves, and for our beloved mobster to be proactive when necessary, giving Maurice and his fans an opportunity to explore and enjoy all sides of Sonny Corinthos.

Here’s a few more:

  • Ÿ  Less Spinelli PLEASE.  His character is only good in small doses. He was entertaining at first but now he’s just tiresome.  This guy is a one note supporting player and that’s what he should stay.
  • Ÿ  We’re so glad to have Sonny out from under Jarly. Please keep it that way.
  • Ÿ  Can Sonny be the boss of his OWN organization ?  It’s almost comical to have him defer to Jason so much.  Sonny was very capable of consolidating power and running his own show. There’s no reason he still couldn’t.
  • Ÿ  Stop the double standard! If Sonny is a ruthless, killer mobster than so is Jason.   You can’t have it both ways.  Jason can’t be a hero AND a hit man.
  • Ÿ  Less moral posturing from Dante please!  We like the character and the actor but his sanctimony gives us a head ache.
  • Ÿ  We like Sonny and Olivia as friends.  They have a nice rapport and their scenes are enjoyable.  We’d like to see more of them.
  • Ÿ  Thank you for the return of the Sexis friendship. Nancy and Maurice work so well together and entertain us whether their scenes are comedic or dramatic.
  • Ÿ  Stop harnessing Sonny with the weight of your plot driven stories.
  • Ÿ  Brenda and Robin are best friends. It would be nice to see them together in scenes more and in scenes with Sonny!
  • Ÿ  Where is Mike? Shouldn’t there be a scene of Brenda and Sonny telling him of their engagement? At the very least?
  • Ÿ  It would be great if Sonny got a visit from Stone
  • Ÿ  Please explain the reason for Jax adopting Morgan.  It was pitched as keeping Morgan safe but Morgan still calls Sonny dad and the villains seem to know that Morgan is a Corinthos and he still gets visits from nefarious villains (Theo).  Jax and his magic phone would not protect Morgan from the likes of the Balkan.  This needs to be addressed.
  • Ÿ  Sonny seems to get the collective blame for every wrong committed by a mobster on the show (or in general). That is just insane.  He’s not responsible for the actions of Joe Scully, Hector Rivera, Joseph Sorel, the Alkazars, the Zaccaras, Karpov, or anyone else.
  • Ÿ  Please let S&B get married and be happy for whatever time Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has on the show. Many GH fans have waited 13 years for an S&B wedding.

Spoilers

SOAPNET WEEK IN REVIEW

PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Maurice Benard and Lexi Ainsworth as Sonny Corinthos and Kristina Davis. One of the more unexpected moments in the aftermath of the bush crash was the father/daughter moment that transpired between Sonny and Kristina, in the aftermath of the crash (and Ali’s death, specifically). In particular, Sonny related his story of losing Stone, and how you deal with the death of a friend. It was a powerful moment, and a great chance for the actors to shine.

SID COVER STORY (SUMMARY)

– The Balkan decides to make Sonny & Brenda’s wedding a day they’ll never forget!

– The situation cause trouble for many couples & one calls it quits.

– Brenda & Dante doesn’t realize they’re being questioned be the Balkan. Dante isn’t off the hot though.

– LuLu has just one question for Dante: How committed to Brenda are you? They argue & LuLu wants him to stop guarding Brenda.

– Dark forces are gathering as Brenda prepares to become Mrs. Sonny Corinthos.

– Sonny makes all the right moves – he presents her with rings that comes with a romantic back story!

– Maurice says something like: Sonny has decided to give this a 150% & let his guard down. The only reservation he has is that something will go wrong, because that’s what always happens. But…the LOVE that he has for Brenda is BIGGER than that FEAR…NOW!

-Jason agrees to give Brenda away

-Sonny & Brenda ends up with an obsessive wedding planner…So Sonny decides to sweep Brenda away for a little romance!!!

-Even then Sonny can’t suppress his fears. Maurice says, he has a nightmare about Brenda be shot or blown up. Something like that.

-Alexis tell Jax to make a choice between Carly & Brenda. Brenda goes to comfort Jax over Jerry.

-Maurice says, Sonny was gonna ask Jason to be his best man but, Michael suggested Dante. SO..he asks Dante.

-Carly wants to wait until the time is right to tell Sonny about Dante & Brenda’s secret.

-Maurice admits if Carly ruins things for him & Brenda, it be hard to forgive her.

-ONE couple implodes.

ONE of Brenda’s men suddenly finds himself single.

ABC.com – SNEAK PEEKS For Week January 10

Romance is most definitely in the air, and the most romantic of all are Sonny and Brenda. Sonny follows up his proposal with a ring for Brenda, and plans for the wedding are moving forward. Sonny even asks Dante to be his best man — which, yes, is very awkward. But does that explain why Sonny is having nightmares of his and Brenda’s wedding day?

Meanwhile, The Balkan continues to plot his revenge against Brenda, and continues to use Siobhan to do it. This week, we’ll finally get the full story on Siobhan: why is she working for him. Also, Jason and Dante finally get proof that Jerry is not the Balkan — one step closer to revealing Theo’s double identity. Too bad it’s at the same moment The Balkan corners Brenda

In the interests of keeping Michael safe from bad influences, Carly tries to buy Abby off this week. And you thought your mom was overprotective. Michael has a real roller-coaster of a week: he and Abby kiss … but he also sees Abby dance at work. Can he handle it? And look out for a shocking moment at week’s end when Abby is arrested! For prostitution!

SONNY & BRENDA PREVIEW

Brenda’s secrets come out and Carly thinks she has reasons to expose them. Then it says: Even the past can’t keep Sonny & Brenda apart. Sonny & Brenda are working to make their relationship work now & in the future…….”Amidst these difficult situations romance blooms from Sonny & Brenda! Sonny & Brenda are going to have a great romance to come”
“We’re going to see Sonny and Brenda finally have happiness as they prepare for a February wedding.”

“The flip side to the coin of unconditional love is revenge – and certainly, that is what both Carly and the Balkan have in mind. As a parent who has lost his son, the Balkan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks is justice for his family. Similarly, Carly will not be thwarted until she sees Brenda and Dante pay.”
“There will be tremendous obstacles for Sonny & Brenda! They will come under the fire of a grieving yet violent father and a grizzly mother.”

ABC.com 2011 Previews

*Sonny and Brenda’s wedding plans are under threat by Carly AND the Balkan.

*Lulu finds out about Dante and Brenda’s past.

*Lisa hatches a new plot.

*Carly is determined to keep Abby and Michael apart, while Michael makes a huge admission.

*Spinelli embarks on a new career.

*Alexis and her family face a new crisis.

*Sam gets news that will change her life forever.

SOW 2011 PREVIEWS

“Jason and Sam are going to uncover what their love means for a future family.”

“We’re going to see Sonny and Brenda finally have happiness as they prepare for a February wedding.”

“We’ll also see Sonny and Carly embody the healing power of parental love for Michael when his dark secret is revealed.”

“The flip side to the coin of unconditional love is revenge – and certainly, that is what both Carly and the Balkan have in mind. As a parent who has lost his son, the Balkan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks is justice for his family. Similarly, Carly will not be thwarted until she sees Brenda and Dante pay.”

“There will be tremendous obstacles for S&B, Jasam, Lush, Lante, and Scrubs as they all come under the fire of a grieving yet violent father and a grizzly mother.”

“Out of all this danger, truths will be uncovered. We will get to see Aiden’s paternity come to light, Lisa’s treachery punished, and new connections forged out of love. It’s going to be a ride that makes a great 2011, for sure!”

DAILY SPOILERS

WEEK OF JANUARY 10th….
We meet Carol, a significant figure who will be stepping into Brenda’s life.
Carol is Sonny and Brenda’s wedding planner!

Monday, January 10
*Michael & Sonny have a heart-to-heart about women.
*Sonny buys a ring with a romantic story.
*Brenda asks Jason to give her away & he says YES!
*Abby holds her own with Carly
*The Balkan plots his revenge against Brenda.

Tuesday, January 11
*Sonny awake from a nightmare premonition of the wedding day! (Brenda is shot)
*Sonny steals Brenda away from their over zealous wedding planner.
*Sonny & Brenda discuss the wedding ring and their future plans.
*Michael and Abby kiss.
*Abby is distraught by Michael’s reaction to seeing her at work.
*Abby’s ex-boyfriend, a not so nice guy, makes an appearance–we learn he was abusive.
*Lulu demands that Dante recuse himself from guarding Brenda.
*Alexis wants Jax to make a decision about the women in his life.

Wednesday, January 12
*Brenda thinks Jason wants to believe she is still in danger just so that she will not leave. him.
*Alexis and Kristina are confounded by Molly’s decision.

Thursday, January 13
*Carly seeks out Diane’s help.
*Abby is arrested for prostitution.
*The Balkan makes contact with the Port Charles “traitor”.

Friday, January 14
*Sonny & Brenda convinces Dante to be Sonny’s best man!
*Carly decides Sonny needs to know the whole truth.
*Diane comes perilously close to discovering the Balkan’s true identity.
*Jason * Dante gets proof Jerry is not The Balkan.

Monday, January 17
*Carly warns Abby to stay away from Michael.

Tuesday, January 18
*Lulu attempts to break up with Dante.
*Kristina is stunned by Molly’s meltdown.
*Michael has difficulty discussing his past.

Wednesday, January 19
GH REPEAT EPISODE!
May 27, 1996: Sonny plans to leave Lily for Brenda, Carly is taken to bed by Jason;
Luke confronts Justus about a murder.

Thursday , January 20
*Dante tells Lulu that he loves her.
Brenda and Robin chat about Terrell and the upcoming wedding.
Lulu ends her relationship with Dante

Friday, January 21
*Molly and Sonny have a discussion about bi-polar disorder.
*Brenda shows up to discuss Dante with LuLu.

These may have come from GHH

We meet Carol, a significant figure who will be stepping into Brenda’s life.
Carol is Sonny and Brenda’s wedding planner! Expect humor!

Sonny presents Brenda with a set of rings that have a romantic back story.

Maurice explains his nightmare about his wedding day to SID, “The nightmares are about something happening. Brenda getting shot, getting blown up, everything like that.”

Meanwhile, Jax realizes that his willingness to help Brenda, hurts Carly. Alexis suggests to Jax that his days of being able to bounce back between Carly and Brenda are coming to an end. He must decide between the two women. Jax is having a hard time letting go of Brenda completely. Ingo explains that, “his justification is that she has already strayed twice.”–SID

Word spreads that a body believed to be Jerry’s is found in the harbor. Still, not everyone believes that Jerry is actually dead, or that Brenda and Siobhan are safe. “In fact, Jason finds a traitor in their midst.” –SID
Later, Jason and Dante get irrefutable proof that Jerry is not the Balkan.

Knowing how despite everything, that Jax cares for his brother, Brenda goes to comfort Jax.

Michael and Sonny have a heart to heart about women.

Carly tries to buy off Abby. When Michael finds Carly with Abby, he is not happy.
Michael shows up at the strip club where he observes part of Abby’s act. Michael runs out of the club as Abby notices, with tears in her eyes. Looking for guidance, Michael heads to Jason to talk about what he witnessed. Later, Abby and Michael make up.

Abby is arrested for prostitution! (Carly is behind it, with some assistance.)
Michael is at the PDPD when she is arrested and he tries to intervene.
Abby tells Dante she is not a prostitute.

Maybe Baby? Although Sam learns about a new procedure that could allow her to have a baby this
week, she is not examined because Dr. Lee is called away on an emergency. Her appointment is rescheduled. In the meantime, she keeps this bit of news to herself since Jason is occupied with both Carly’s and Brenda’s issues. However, Sam does confide in Abby who urges her to discuss it with Jason.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the bus crash, after spending time with Jake, Jason is experiencing paternal longing, “to be a father to the son he has,” , explains Steve Burton in SOW. However, Jason has kept those feelings to himself.

Lucky and Siobhan. Right after Lucky admits to Nikolas how much he is invested in Siobhan, she announces she wants to break up. Erin Chambers explains in SID that, “Siobhan is pretty fearless, but she’s not without insecurities. Circumstances in her life have created an intense need for her to protect herself both physically and emotionally…For her to survive, she has created walls and goes into survival mode to protect herself.” The deeper she gets pulled into the Balkan nightmare, the more fragile her heart becomes. “Lucky is bringing something out of her that she has not allowed herself to feel in quite some time…”

Spinelli tells Jason that Carly has the power to stop the wedding.

Theo questions both Dante and Brenda about their pending lawsuit.

Theo conspires against Brenda. The Balkan has a secret (mole) in Port Charles to whom he divulges his plan for Sonny and Brenda’s wedding day.

Johnny arranges for Lisa to fix Ethan up after he is roughed up by a loan shark.

Ethan attempts to keep it from Maya, while Maya confides her feelings for Ethan in Johnny.

Molly is honored as a hero at school.

Nik and Brook come close to making love when Brook calls a halt, wanting an honest talk.

Jason demands that Sonny and Brenda call off the wedding.

Jason and Dante begin figuring out that, dead or alive, Jerry isn’t the Balkan, after all.Carly schemes to reveal “the truth” about Brenda and Dante in the most public way possible.
Will Sonny ever be able to forgive Carly if she goes ahead with her plans? 

Which of “Brenda’s men” is going to find himself suddenly single as a result of her secrets imploding?

Jason Thompson previews in SID that, “in 2011, there will be less sulking for [Patrick and Robin] and a little more charm and fun. [They] have been through the mill, and their fans need to see something more playful so you can see the reasons Scrubs got together in the first place.” He doesn’t see Terrell as a long term problem for the couple.

At first, all Sam says is she was at the hospital and when Jason asks what for, she tells him just a checkup. At some point, Sam tells Jason that she doesn’t know anything yet, but there’s a good possibility she can get pregnant. In SOW, Steve Burton hints that, “2011 is going to be a controversial year – I’m going to tell you right now. It will be good for some and not good for others [referring to Liason vs JaSam fans]. I don’t know what else to say. Something good’s coming: something dramatic. I’m not answering any of your questions about babies right now, because there’s going to be controversy coming. If that’s not a good enough tag line for you, then I don’t know what is.”

If this week’s taping schedule is any indicator, we should be seeing much more of
Alexis and Sam in a few weeks.

Spin and Diane will have a series of comedic scenes (Fantasy Cougar?)
related to their collaboration on the Jackal’s memoirs (Hennesy’s book).

Every time Sam is about to tell Jason of the new procedure that could allow
her to become pregnant, they are interrupted.

Michael’s demons lead to problems when he and Abby attempt to become intimate.
When he is unable to perform, he finally reveals his prison trauma to Abby.

Brenda’s wedding night is not spent with the man of her dreams.

Dante and Brenda will both have to testify in the wrongful death suit…
…how much can they still manage to keep under wraps?

Michael fears that Molly might be suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lulu finds out about Dante and Brenda’s past.

Alexis and her family face a new crisis.

Robin finds herself spending a lot of time with Terrell (much to Patrick’s chagrin),
but all is not as it seems.

Terrell has another connection to Port Charles besides Lisa.

Moxie and Kumar: Best and Worst list 2010 Part I

Posted in General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Moxie and Kumar, Soap Media, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by ghblowhard


Winners were chosen using a top secret, scientific tabulation and then given to us in sealed envelopes by Deloitte & Touche. See below vid for spoilers.

Best character without a penis

  • Tie! Johnny and Jax

Best Actor who puts up with the most ish storylines and still puts in a brilliant performance

Port Charles’ biggest punching bag

Port Charles’  biggest lurker

Port Charles’  biggest stalker

Port Charles’ biggest whiner

  • Jasper Jacks
  • close runner-up Johnny (we know, his sister died but not before she terrorized Sonny’s kids, slept with Sonny’s brother, used faulty contraception to get pregnant, put Michael in a coma, and kidnapped a pregnant woman and tried to steal her baby)

Port Charles’ biggest slut

Best unrequited love:

  • Jax for Sonny

Best facial mole placement of all time

Most overused comedic technique

  • Spinelli’s nicknames

Biggest soap magazine whiner

  • Soaps in Depth: stop using Maurice Benard to sell your magazine then continually bash his character  in your opinion pieces that you masquerade as news articles. Unethical Much?

Biggest Soap Blogger turn-off

  • Begin with: “You know how much I hate Sonny”.  We know where this is going  so we’ll skip your blog. Thanks!

Nastiest blogger

  • Nelson Branco

Best Actor

  • Maurice Benard: whether it’s good writing or bad Maurice brings it 365 days a year

Best Actress

  • Tie: Lexie Ainsworth (she was brilliant in the abuse s/l with Keifer), Kimberly McCullough

Best Style

  • Maurice Benard–no one can wear a suit like him

Worst Style

  • Suzanne Stanwyck: cover your cleavage lady it’s no longer your best asset

Best Storyline

  • Three way tie! Sonny shoots Dante, Kristina abused by Keifer, Sonny and Brenda’s rekindled romance

Best Looks

Best Line

  • Brenda Barrett (to Sonny): I only want to be seen with you
  • Brenda Barrett (to Sonny): I realize now that it wasn’t the absence of someone who made me feel lonely, it was the absence of you

Sonny Corinthos (to Brenda):

  • You were breathtaking

Best Couple

  • Sonny and Brenda

Most Beautiful Couple

  • Sonny and Brenda

Worst Couple

  • Three way tie: Lante, Mac & Alexis, Jolivia

Best self pimped couple:

  • Jolivia

Characters we’d like to see less of:

  • Spinelli, Suzanne, Johnny, Jax

Blogger themes we’re most sick of

  • Three way tie! Soaps are dead, mob violence is bad, Sonny is an evil man whore (Alexis and Liz have kids by three different fathers and nobody gripes about them. In her three years on GH Courtney was married THREE times and had a love child with Nik, yet nobody continually harps about the action she got)

Best Moment

  • Sonny and Brenda see each other in Rome

Best scene watched through tears

  • Sonny and Brenda declare their feelings for one another in Sonny’s old apartment

Best Newcomer

  • Erin Chambers (Siobhan)

Best Martin Scorsese inspired storyline (a la Gangs of New York)

  • Lucky masquerading as Ronan O’Reilly

Best Francis Ford Coppola inspired moment

  • Sonny shoots Dante juxtaposed with Josslyn’s Christening scene

Best John Waters inspired moment

  • Nik’s “Dante’s flashback” hair

Worst place for private conversations

  • Nurses Station

Biggest Mouth

  • Carly

Most idiotic mobster confidante

  • Spinelli

Best renewed friendship

  • Sonny and Alexis

Dumbest character

  • Lulu

Worst Sonny enemy

Worst Sneer

  • Tie: Johnny and Carly

Worst character transition

  • Michael from lion to pussy cat

Worst over-used electronic device

  • Jax’s telephone (he never does his own dirty work because he’s got people)

Worst segue

  • Carly going to bat for Sonny when he went to trial for killing Claudia then turning on him after Dante spilled the beans about Michael

Things we’d like to see in the coming year

  • Sonny/Dante bonding
  • a REAL Sonny and Brenda romance with no interlopers
  • Brenda/Kristina bonding

Things that makes absolutely no sense

  • Sonny is an evil, killer, sociopath mobster who kills people and bad to be in a relationship with  but his hit man who actually kills more people than anyone on the show and is also a mobster is a perfect dreamboat
  • Diane lambasts any woman who is with Sonny but she dates Max who works for him
  • Suzanne hates evil, killer, sociopath mobster who kills people Sonny but LOVES Jason his hit man
  • Helena is a ruthless woman who actually enjoys maiming and killing people but she’s campy and fun! We guess being good at accessorizing trumps all.
  • Tracy hates Sonny for being a criminal mobster but not too long ago SHE was a criminal mobster

Are we biased? Hells yeah! But so is everyone else. Don’t let them fool you.

Have a day!
Moxie and Kumar


Spoilers

Monday, December 6
*Sonny & Brenda are about to make love when they’re interrupted by Carly & Spinelli.
*Olivia & Johnny end their relationship.
*We meet Theo Hoffman.

Tuesday, December 7
*Dante goes above & beyond as Brenda’s bodyguard.

Wednesday, December 8
*Diane tries to convince Brenda NOT to reunite with Sonny.
*Michael is called to Jake’s to pick up an inebriated Dante.
*Dante bares his soul to Michael.
Michael sticks his foot in his mouth with Abby.

Thursday, December 9
*When Lulu discovers Dante hung-over she questions his recent behavior.
*Dante goes to see Sonny, intent on telling him his the full truth.

Friday, December 10
*Sonny Surprises Brenda with a gift!
*Sonny & Brenda begin to make love!
*Olivia and Steve hit the sheets.

Monday, December 13
**IT’S A BIG DAY FOR SONNY & BRENDA FANS!!!!!!!
***SONNY & BRENDA MAKE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!
*JERRY JAXS RETURNS!!!
Carly begs Jason to keep Sonny & Brenda apart.
*Michel confides in Sam about his feelings for Abby.

Wednesday, December 15
*Jason realizes Jerry is involved somehow.
*Jerry shows up at the Jax’s house & proclaims his hatred for Brenda.

Friday, December 17
*LuLu worries that Dante is still in-love with Brenda.
*LuLu might just join forces with Carly.

Tuesday, December 21
12/21 Luke and Tracy’s big day arrives.

Thursday, December 23
GH airs an encore episode.

Friday, December 24
~*~*~ CHRISTMAS EVE~*~*~
GH airs an encore episode.

The following may have come from GHH

Jason and Lucky and Dante add it all up and realize that only one person would be fixated on Sam to such a creepy degree…Jerry Jax. They wonder if he is the Balkan (he isn’t).

Siobhan is determined to be of help to Lucky.

Maya asks Nikolas to ease up on Robin.

Lisa tries to manipulate both Nikolas and Johnny.

Maya tries to avoid Ethan.

Maya fights her growing feelings for Ethan…she wants to keep things strictly business.

Sonny and Brenda go on their date; Carly is not pleased.
After Sonny and Brenda’s date, they consider themselves officially “together”.

Guza explains in SOD that, “We will get to see her happy and we’ll get to see Sonny happy too”.
BUT… “there is also danger, the Balkan, and challenges that neither of them could have ever imagined.”

Spinelli is torn between his loyalties to Carly and Brenda.

Luke questiions Lucky about Siobhan.

Claire seeks out Ronnie’s assistance in her investigation of the Balkan.

Jason comes to Sam’s rescue.

Dante and Jason devise a plan to lure the Balkan out.

Although Michael is slowly opening up to Abby, he is still not ready to reveal his experiences in prison.

Maya threatens Ethan with divorce.

Maya blasts Ethan after learning he “went on a date” with Lisa. Would Maya be jealous over Ethan’s bond with Kristina? Annie Ilonza shared in SOW, “I’m curious to see how this pans out; if Maya notices any bond. I do think Maya has feelings for Ethan so any girl that pops up in the mix would make her a little jealous.”

Johnny blackmails Lisa.
Johnny and Lisa grow closer as his relationship with Olivia falls apart.

Lucky is surprised when Siobhan infiltrates his secret mission.
Siobhan offers Lucky her services.
Siobhan and Lucky uncover some surprising evidence.

Dante goes above and beyond as Brenda’s bodyguard.

After a few drinks, and a memory filled chat with Brenda, Dante bares his soul to someone…
Michael takes Dante’s keys after being called to Jake’s, and drives a chatty Dante home. Dante wakes up hungover, regretful of what he said the night before. The brothers bond as Michael attempts to make him a homemade hangover remedy.

A man approaches Abby in the street, treating her as if they were in a strip club. Michael doesn’t like seeing someone be touched when they do not want to be. Michael loses it when the guy denigrates Abby, saying things like she is paid to be touched–Michael beats him up and knocks him out.

Now that Abby has seen his rage, Michael fears she will never want to be with him again, but she assures him that is not the case. Also, since he is on probation, this could land him in hot water. He calls upon Jason for help.

Kristina angers Michael when she suggests that Abby is only after him for his money.

Michael comes close to screwing things up with Abby when he says the wrong thing.
He makes the mistake of offering to pay for her time! She walks out claiming he is treating her like a prostitute. Later in the week, he asks her out properly.

Michael likes Abby, but he is not sure how she feels about him. Chad explains in SOW, “He is still pretty new to all this, so he doesn’t want to rush things…Abby is someone he can relate to, because she has some things in her closet, and he can be more open with her [than he can be with his sister, for example]. Michael knows that he is not going to get along well with any of the girls in his high school. At 17 or 18, “They wouldn’t be able to handle someone with so much baggage… There are things he can say to Abby that he can’t say to anyone else.”

Passion rises after Sonny gives Brenda a special gift.

Laura (off screen) calls Luke and reveals that Edward contacted her.

Luke faces off with Edward about trying to meddle in his and Tracy’s plans.

Luke begins to get cold feet.

Robin busts Lisa stealing antibiotics for Johnny.

Dante makes a move to bring the Balkan out of hiding.
He sets a trap for him at the hospital. (This may involve Alexander’s body.)

Carly begs Jason for help in breaking up Sonny and Brenda.

Liz is jealous of Nikolas and Brook Lynn.

Carly becomes aware of Abby.

Next week: Part II: a more in depth look at what worked on GH this year and what didn’t.

No Words (spoilers)

Posted in General Hospital, Honest to blog, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , on November 7, 2010 by ghblowhard

The writing on GH has stalled and so have we.  We made some headway last week on the show with some sweet scenes between Sonny and Brenda and a reconciliation of sorts between Sonny and Kristina.  However, for the most part its: Brenda loves Sonny but Brenda can’t be with Sonny so he must stay away from Brenda, Sonny is baaaaaaaaaaaaaad for Brenda, Dante and Brenda share a deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep connection because he guarded her in 2007 and something bad went down but we don’t know what it is except it is connected to the Balkan and what about the baby?, Brenda has nightmares and only Jason can soothe her, Spin, Jason and Dante try to protect Brenda from the Balkan, Spin kowtows to Brenda and gets on everyone’s nerves more than usual, Carly is using Spin to get revenge  against Dante, Lulu, and Brenda,  Carly wants Brenda GONE, Michael is dealing with his secret pain by getting closer to a stripper (brilliant GH ), Maxie, Carly and Sam think Brenda will take their men (if you can call Spin a man), Brenda can only trust Jason, Sonny loves Brenda but he’s baaaaaaaaaaad for her so he must stay away, he  is with Claire, he is not with Claire, Sonny is bad for Claire, Claire is bad for Sonny, Jax runs around town warning women everywhere about how baaaaaaaaad Sonny is (it’s Alexis’ turn this week), Diane chides Sonny for his poor choices, Suzanne thrusts her big boobs in everyone’s  faces and hates Sonny for being a mobster but not Jason, his hit man (this one has us scratching our heads), did we mention Sonny is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad?  When the story on GH moves forward, so shall we with our columns.  Until then here are some spoilers:

yours in Peace

Sister Mary

Spoilers

Monday, November 8
*Sonny discovers Claire had the evidence against him thrown out.
*Brenda makes a request of Jason on Spinelli’s behalf
*Carly continues to push Spinelli for more details of Brenda’s past.

Tuesday, November 9
*Brenda decide to tell Jason the “truth”.
*LuLu confronts Dante about his history with Brenda!
*Alexis warns Claire about mixing he career & Sonny!
*Alexis discusses her life choices with Jax.
*Jason and Dante take out six Balkan-ites and Lucky frees Siobhan.
*Olivia catches Carly and Johnny in the act.
*Dante and Jason worry about the future.

Thursday, November 11
*Sonny breaks up with Claire to help her savage her career!!!
Dante admits to Michael that he lied to Lulu about Brenda.
*Brenda sympathizes with Spinelli over his love life.

Friday, November 12
*Sonny breaks up with Claire for her own good.
*Carly meets with a witness who confirms that Dante & Brenda had a sexual relationship.
*Jason promises Brenda he won’t tell anyone about her secret, including SONNY!
*Brenda senses Lulu’s jealousy; she advises Lulu not to lose herself in her relationship with Dante.
*Brenda and Dante meet to discuss their past.

Monday, November 15
*Sonny & Dante both have FB of Brenda.
*Carly is poised to spill that Dante and Brenda slept together.
*Dante confides in Michael about his past with LuLu.

Tuesday, November 16
*One of Enation’s (Jonathon Jackson’s band) songs will be featured on GH today!
*Olivia and Johnny argue about Johnny and Carly.

Wednesday, November 17
*Dante reveals to Sonny that he knew Brenda back in 2007.
*Sonny learns that Claire had submitted a release that would have allowed him to see Michael before the car bombing case.

Thursday, November 18
*Carly tells Jason what she knows!
*Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda.

Friday, November 19
*Separately, both Sonny and Brenda admit that the other is the love of their lives.

Monday, November 22
*Sonny and Brenda give in to fate.
*Dante discusses his love life with Michael.

Tuesday, November 23
*Brenda reveals secrets to Sonny.
*Lulu and Dante have a night of romance.

Week of November 15th

11/15 Father and son have flashbacks of the same woman.
Ethan and Maya make love just as Tracy and Luke arrive with an annulment.
Carly is poised to spill that Dante and Brenda slept together.
Lulu and Siobhan exchange words.

11/16 Patrick pleads with Lisa to have some mercy on Robin;
Lisa is willing to cut Robin some slack (regarding trying to get Robin kicked off the GH staff)
if Patrick will sleep with her again.
Sam and Jason have a heart to heart discussion.
One of Enation’s (Jonathon Jackson’s band) songs will be featured on GH today!
Olivia and Johnny argue about Johnny and Carly.

11/17 Sonny learns that Claire had submitted a release that would have allowed him to see Michael before the car bombing case.
Liz has her doubts after meeting Siobhan.
Edward has a lucrative offer for Ethan and Maya: a million bucks to maintain a marriage for a year.
Dante admits to Sonny that he and Brenda first met in 2007.

11/18 Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda (after Carly tells him what she “knows”.)
Lucky interrupts Liz grilling Siobhan and sets boundaries.

11/19 Johnny becomes involved when Lisa needs protection.
Separately, both Sonny and Brenda admit that the other is the love of their lives.

Abby comes through for Michael.

Brook Lynn reaches out to touch someone via long distance.

Molly extracts a promise from Jason.

National Enquirer – week of Nov 15
Carly and Brenda clash.
Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda.
Robin vows to fight back against Lisa.
Lisa uses a hypodermic needle to inject drugs in Robin’s IV.
Jason and Sam have a heart-to-heart talk.

Michael’s newfound friend, Abby, will be sticking around.

Mac and Alexis and their families will spend Thanksgiving together with a little help from Mac and Alexis’ kiddos.

A Spencer/Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Jason’s commitment to Brenda threatens his other relationships.

Dante makes an admission to Sonny.