G.H. Commentary by
I have to admit that I’m a true Sonny fan. I have been once since he stepped
into Port Charles and had Luke’s back. I loved him with Brenda and managed to
grow to like him with Carly. I even developed a bizarre appreciation for Sonny
and Emily. I also loved his friendships with Stone, Robin and Jason. Did I
mention that I love Sonny? Even though this is true, how self-centered can one
person be? I thought only one-dimensional characters like Carly, Sam, Lucky,
Maxie and Lulu were the ones self-centered. Then there came Sonny.
For the past year and a half, Sonny has been a cheater, a rageoholic and has
treated Jason like his personal whipping boy. Some of you might claim that Sonny
has always been these three (among others), and I would agree to a certain
extent. My only excuse is that I must’ve been in some serious denial. Now, it
seems impossible to deny Sonny’s unsavory behavior.
With his latest love Kate, he managed to cheat on her with Claudia and Carly.
He excused his one night stand with Claudia by stating that Kate didn’t accept
his first marriage proposal, and he “thought” they were over. After being
forgiven, months later he has limo sex with Carly after taking a comatose
Michael to a long term care facility. He excused that by saying it was grief
sex, he was turning to Carly for comfort. Kate took him back again.
Sonny’s blind rage has been seen over the years, but the last few storylines,
he’s been beyond crazy. Kate has been shot twice, both times Sonny acted before
thinking. The first time he was sure Johnny Zacchara was beyond it, but it
wasn’t the Zaccharas. Jason, who made sure there was peace between the two
“families,” told Sonny to “think” about it. In fact, Jason refused to take
action against Johnny, since he had extreme doubts. Sonny took matters into his
own hands by kidnapping Johnny and torturing him for information regarding
Kate’s shooting and Michael’s disappearance. It was Jason who realized that
Michael was the one who shot Kate and ran away. After the damage was done, Sonny
saw the possibility it was Michael, which was later confirmed by the boy
Kate’s latest shooting had Sonny after a Russian mobster named Karpov. Once
again Jason told him that Karpov wasn’t involved and once again Sonny berated
him for not taking action. Now, weeks later, and after Sonny killed Karpov
himself, he’s starting to believe that maybe Karpov didn’t shoot Kate,
therefore, Jason was right (again).
Now Sonny has married into the Zaccharas by way of Claudia, to take control
of their organization. Only, he secretly insists that he’s doing it to prove
that Anthony ordered the hit on Kate. Yet, all his actions suggest that he’s
doing it to use his new found power to force Jason’s hand. Hence, becoming
Jason’s “enemy.” That was a real smart move.
Does anyone see a pattern here or do I need to continue? Sonny can’t keep his
pants on nor keep his anger in check long enough to “think” the current
situation through. Each time he causes more harm than good yet never truly
accepts responsibility for his actions. Very rarely has he apologized to Jason
for not listening to him, yet seems to dismiss Jason’s instincts every chance he
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