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Destruction better result in Reconstruction (warning spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , on August 22, 2011 by ghblowhard

Soap  fans have favorites.  That’s how it is always.  Favorites they REALLY  love, favorites they love to hate, and favorite they REALLY hate.    Every one else pretty much falls into  that daily routine of mild /  moderate interest to  downright indifference.  But  one thing is clear during “hard times” for favorites,  the fans watching suffer every bit as much as their favorite character.  Right  now on General Hospital Sonny fans are hanging on by a  thin thread, biting finger nails, closing eyes, skipping scenes and counting weeks to see when their favorite can return to some normalcy and start turning things around.  It is painful to watch a character you love fall apart a little more every day, do some horrid things and know that it will be a long road back.

GW is spinning a tight tale here, interspersing a bipolar disorder  theme with a visit inside of a mobster’s mind, slowly being twisted more each day due to the lack of chemical balance caused by stopped medication and the natural violent disposition and thought process of a mobster.  They overlap more each day as the stoppage of  badly needed medication takes it toll, clouding for viewers  the issue of where the stopped medication ends and the self destructive natural violence of the mobster begins.  Clearly, Sonny is on a violent bipolar spiral which clouds his judgment and intensifies his violent side.

It is clear that fans will choose sides according to agenda, but in all fairness, the blame game if it must be played at all starts with the  patient who refuses his medication.  After that it is a  frightening spiral into hell for viewer and patient as the results of that action cloud common sense and intensify violent reactions.

Haters will use this story line to spin the blame game and hide behind terms like “free pass” but the fact is that nobody riding out a bipolar breakdown is a winner nor is he getting a free pass.  He has by his own bad choice put himself inside the gates of his own private hell.    The other side of the coin is the tendency for fans to want to excuse ALL of Sonny’s choices and blame it on his disease.  That is just as bad because the whole purpose of this trip to hell and back is to educate people about the disease not to excuse it’s character for making bad choices.  Those must be separated and dealt with along with the bad decision to stop medication.  GW has his hands full but he has one ace in the hole and he knows it….a multi-talented, courageous, knowledgeable actor who happens to have experienced this himself and is doing an amazing job of showing a truly torn,  self destructive, confused, frightened man whose tough façade erodes more daily as he falls deeper into the emotional destruction his disease and his choices have resulted in.

One only hopes that viewers stop worrying about winners and losers and see what is the real story here.  Sonny we are told will lose everything and believe in nothing, he will be stripped of his dignity, humiliated publicly and his character will start to find ways to heal.  That is the real challenge here.  Fans have been mesmerized by Maurice’s performance, his ability to show a vulnerability beneath the horrendous decisions and actions of Sonny as his mental health crumbles.  He shows how cleverly one minute Sonny can still hide  his mental state and then within moments fall deeply into a state that is clearly disturbed and confused.

Maurice once again put himself out there to show this side of the disease.  He and his fans deserve to see a light at the end of the tunnel, hope and layering for a character that has been extremely hard to watch if one loves that character as his many, many fans do.  Please, GW,  reconstruct and improve when this is over because the journey has been a very, very hard one for many Sonny fans who love this character.

When the healing starts, please allows us to see CHANGE and layering, to enjoy more of Maurice in the Sonny character, a man who combines charm, humor, romance and family love so appealingly.  Give us hope for making this long ugly journey.

Stay Fabulous!

Spoilers

Tuesday, August 23
*Sonny seeks solace in the General Hospital chapel & stews in his greatest regrets.
*Sonny is able to get Michael to see his point of view.
*Kristina lashes out at Sonny, but he sees something is wrong.

Wednesday,August 24
*Abby calls Michael out on his irresponsible support of Sonny over Jax.
*Abby and Johnny learn they have a lot in common.
*Things get ugly between Sonny & Abby!
*Sonny & Abby don’t hold back the verbal punches.
*Dante arrives to find Sonny & Carly fighting over Jax.

Thursday, August 25
*Mac comforts Alexis as she morns Jax.

Friday, August 26
*Things come to a head when Michael annoys his mom by taking Sonny’s side.

Monday, August 29
*Michael sides with Sonny!

Thursday, September 1
*Something is “off” with Kristina!
Kristina gets ill.

Friday, September 2
The hospital has 2 medical issues it has to deal with!

COMING SOON THE WEEK OF AUGUST 29TH

*Kristina is upset with Sonny.

*Lulu eavesdrops on Lucky and Dante

*Carly and Alexis discuss Jax and Sonny.

*Shawn and Carly get closer.

*Something is wrong with Kristina.

*Lucky and Lulu argue.

The following spoilers may have come from GHH

Siobhan manages to leave a note in the aftermath of Anthony’s attack.
Elizabeth fears Lucky will blame her for what has transpired.
Lucky doesn’t see Siobhan’s note.
Lucky later battles the urge to succumb to his addiction.
Matt helps Elizabeth cover when Steve confronts them about the missing drugs that Elizabeth used to help Lucky while he was going through withdrawal.
Matt finds the message (on a pillow?)

Lucky and Elizabeth go down a familiar path in the wake of the murder.

Maxie attempts to bring back “Spinelli”, by bringing The Jackal, P.I. to Georgie’s grave.
“There’s a lot more going on with him than meets the eye, ” says Bradford Anderson in SOD.
For a brief moment, Maxie’s plan works, and an emotional glimmer of Spinelli shines through but it doesn’t last, and Spinelli’s condition is about to get a whole lot worse.

Bradford Anderson explains in SOW that he’s thrilled with the dramatic shift in tone for Spinelli. “He’s losing himself in many ways, and that’s what I’m really interested in playing. Garin said it’s going to go to a dark place. Spinelli’s got a long and winding road ahead of him, and it’s not necessarily good. It’s very clear that he’s headed in a direction that is very dark. There is something really wrong with him, and the possibilities can be really interesting. ”

The Jackal, P.I., decides to take up residence in a dumpster for 24 hour surveillance of the bakery.
The Jackal suspects that the bakery’s name is a clue.
He could actually be on to something at Luzetta’s Bakery.

Diane breaks up with Max with Spinelli sitting between them, while on a stakeout.

Anthony and Skye continue to plot against Tracy.
Johnny arrives in time to overhear Skye and Anthony scheming.Unaware of Jax’s hidden retreat, Carly faces off with Sonny for being a murderer.
Carly prevents Sonny from seeing Morgan, and threatens to put Morgan in military school.
Dante happens upon Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax.Alexis confronts Sonny over Jax.Abby and Michael have had a solid relationship, but this week, cracks begin to show. Andrea Bogart previews in SOW, “The difference in their age is being played out now. Abby is really in love. She cares for somebody and wants to stay in that world, but she’s fearful now of what Michael may or may not do. He’s in a place of soul-searching and figuring out what he likes, what he doesn’t like, where he’s supposed to be. Abby made a lot of mistakes and went down some bad roads that she’s trying to get herself out of. And, it’s that nurturing thing that women often have. They want to save someone else from making the same mistakes they made, and I think that’s what’s playing out, which is ironic because it’s the same thing they connected on – that they both have been through so much. It will be interesting to see how it plays out, to see if he comes into his own and realizes that he doesn’t have to follow in any footsteps. He can make his own path.”Later, a dejected Abby crosses paths with Johnny, and the two discover that they have more in common than they had previously realized. “Brandon and I were just talking about this. We were laughing: He and I are from the same parts of the world. We both grew up in the Midwest. We followed the Cardinals and all that kind of stuff. It was interesting taping that day. It was like, ‘Hmmm, I wonder what they’re doing right now.’ Every time I get a script, it’s exciting to see who I’m working with and what kind of underlying tones there are to it. I love working with Brandon, so we’ll see what happens. They’ve laid some potential possibilities there.”Despite his recent seizures, Jason begins to conduct business from his hospital bed. Sam puts her foot down, and the two share a romantic moment as they plan their wedding.Robin shocks Jason when she explains the cause of his seizures.
Apparently when Jason was in the car accident (the one with AJ years ago), something flew up his nose and lodged into his brain and has been floating around ever since!
“Robin explains that a particle from the dashboard of AJ’s car went through my nose and migrated to my brain. It’s now trying to force its way out. They have to operate to get it out of its going to get worse.”, explains Burton in SID.Maxie brings Sam’s engagement ring to the hospital as everyone waits on Jason’s outcome.

Jason is quite the womanizer in some of the upcoming dreams.
Carly’s dream takes place inside Jake’s Bar and involves “take charge” Jason and jukebox “action”!
Liz dreams that she’s an artist and Jason’s an architect who is free-spirited and likes to travel and dream.
Sam’s involves Hawaii, bad guys and Jason to the rescue.
Monica dreams that Jason is a doctor who just became Chief of Staff and that Alan is alive.Steve Burton shares in SOW, “We do a whole thing from their perspective of what their fantasies are of how I wake up and who I am. In Monica’s dream fantasy, I’m who she thinks she wants me to be, and it’s the same thing for Carly, Sam and Elizabeth. It’s going to he so cool because I get to play basically four different characters, besides my own.”In SID, Burton says, “I pictured the way Jason Quartermaine would be. He’s almost a combination of Jason Quarteraine and AJ.”Leslie Charleson speaks of her delight to see Burton reprise the role of Jason Quartermaine, who was on the fast track to becoming a doctor before a car crash at the end of 1995 changed his life path. “It was wonderful to see Steve have more words than me for the fist time since I’ve known him. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed working with him in that capacity. You couldn’t get the smile off my face.”Charleson is also thrilled with Stuart Damon’s re-appearance. “It brought back so many memories for us,” LC smiles. “We got a glimmer of those days gone by, with all the fighting and all the craziness, which was such a gift … You’ll see that Jason’s wearing a stethoscope in those scenes. Well, they first suggested a doctor’s coat and they grabbed Stuart’s old coat, but between Steve’s shoulders and Stuart being taller, it didn’t quite work out.”Liz and Jason fans will also get a glimpse of what might have been had Jason and Lz gotten together. “All I can say is, be careful what you wish for,” teases SB.Matt helps Liz out in a tough situation by replacing the medication.Carly and Alexis discuss Jax and Sonny.Kristina is upset with Sonny.Johnny asks Ethan to get info on Skye for him.

Kristina reacts with tears and takes off after overhearing Ethan flirt with Skye
while downplaying Kristina.

Kristina collapses after running out of the Haunted Star!
Worse yet, Anthony Z. is the first one to find her!

After overhearing Dante and Lucky talking, Lulu is hurt that Dante kept the truth from her regarding Lucky having been drugged.
Lucky and Lulu have an emotional argument.

Carly and Shawn grow closer.

Michael and Edward bond as they wait for news about Jason

Spinelli makes an emotional visit to Jason’s bedside as Sam sits vigil.

Sonny and Anthony cross when Anthony tries to visit Jason.
Patrick interferes and in doing so, makes a big mistake.

“Steve Webber has some secrets of his own…he is not as “perfect” as he seems.Ethan will have a really fun adventure and Lulu ends up involved since she’s always wanted to be like her parents.”Sonny gets in so deep, he can’t pull himself out. It will remind him of his childhood, when he had no power at all.” The key to Sonny getting out of his dark place is in his own hands; Kate will play a big part. She’ll open some old doors and some new ones.According to Garin Wolf, Regarding Sam and Jason’s wedding. “It’s nothing the audience expects, and its nothing that Sam and Jason expected, either. It’s romantic, fun…but there’s always someone who might just drop in. Before [Franco] is through, he’ll throw in the whole toolbox!” As for a baby, there will always be baby talk between them and there will be important baby talk.There’s heartache, redemption and learning ahead for Liz and Lucky.
Siobhan will have a profound effect, but not how you might expect.Luke returns to see the damage he caused. “Luke thinks he knows how to fix [the damage he’s done]. He’s going to get one of the biggest curve balls of all.”There’s a hush-hush secret happening with the Cassadines–even the other writers are being kept in the dark until its “need to know”, as determined by Garin Wolf.Something triggers Spinelli to return and he will try to change, which will throw Maxie for a loop. She’s caught between him and Matt and will have to make an interesting choice.Michael will surprise everyone and then the story goes in another direction. Abby has a big decision to make.

Regarding Patrick and Robin, “Love never dies.”

“Sonny gets in so deep, he can’t pull himself out. It will remind him of his childhood, when he had no power at all.” The key to Sonny getting out of his dark place is in his own hands; Kate will play a big part. She’ll open some old doors and some new ones.

GH gets a new Kate

Tthe role of Kate Howard has been recast.  Kelly Sullivan will take over for Megan Ward as Sonny’s fashionista ex. Kelly has reportedly had small parts on “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns,” as well as guest starred on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Word is nuKate will begin airing in the fall.

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.

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.

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.