History of Sonny Corinthos-1995

Luke and Sonny form a partnership in Luke’s Club. Sonny also partners with Luke’s enemy, Damian Smith.

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Mike Corbin, Sonny’s father, arrives in Port Charles. Sonny hasn't seen him since he was a kid.

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When Luke's Club is about to open, it is firebombed. Sonny saves Foster. Frank Smith’s lawyer, Phil Cusack wants to take over the Port Charles territory. Sonny orders that Cusack pay, but he is found dead. Joe Scully is the one that ordered the hit.

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Ned has Mac start investigate Sonny. (Sonny’s mob connections are secret at this point in the show).

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Luke hires Mike to work at the club. Sonny is furious with his father and doesn’t want anything to do with him. He warns Luke to keep Mike as far away from his as possible.

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Joe Scully is Sonny’s mentor. He took Sonny in from the streets and showed him the ropes when Sonny was sixteen. He was like a father to Sonny. He tells Sonny he’s responsible for Cusack’s disappearance. Joe offers to help Sonny forge relations with other mob bosses. Luke says if Sonny is in deep with the mob, their partnership is over.

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Joe tells Sonny he is taking over the Port Charles mob. He reminds Sonny of the debt he owes him (killing Deke Woods). Sonny is thankful for all of the things Joe has ever done for him, but he is not going to give up his territory. Joe says he will regret that decision.

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Brenda gives Sonny a gold watch on Valentines Day.

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Sonny struggles with Mike being in town. He has a lot of issues with his father. Sonny is angry with Mike and starts to reveal more about his childhood.

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Joe Scully starts to demand a piece of the club. Luke refuses.

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Sonny admits to Brenda that he has mob ties to Joe. He tells her the story of how he got involved with Joe. Brenda thinks it’s a lot like Stone.

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Sonny gives Brenda a 21 st birthday party. He gives her a ring. Brenda’s disappointed it’s not an engagement ring. He makes a moving toast to her while they are at Luke's Club.

“I'm not as good with pretty words as my partner and I can't sing a note so bear with me, I want to make this official. Brenda saved my life and she's been going right on saving it ever since. All the goods things in my life, I owe to her in one way or the other and I just want to be able to repay you someday. I don't care if it takes the rest of our lives which I kind of hope it will. So here's to you sweetheart.”  

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Sonny confides to Brenda that he was beaten by his stepfather, Deke. Brenda is shocked and now understands Sonny better. She is so upset about what Sonny tells her, that she goes to Mike and tells him about Deke. Mike is in total shock. He never knew that Deke was abusive to Sonny and Adela. But Sonny is furious that Brenda tells Mike. He doesn't want his pity.

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Mike gives Brenda a picture of Sonny as a birthday present.

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Sonny and Luke plot to take Joe Scully down. Sonny doesn’t want Mike involved. He doesn't trust him. There’s a shoot out at the docks and Joe tries to kill Sonny, but hits Mike instead. Joe then points his gun at Mike to finish the job. Sonny has to choose between Joe and Mike. He kills Joe and they rush Mike to the hospital.

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Stone finds out he has AIDS and disappears. Sonny and Robin worry about him.

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In retaliation for Joe’s death, his men attack Luke’s Club, Sonny’s apartment, and Luke’s house. Brenda gets shot at in the shower. She is not hit by a bullet, but is cut from broken glass. Laura kills a man in her home, defending Luke. Stone gets shot in the leg, as a hail of bullets rain near the club. He runs away from Robin when she finds him in front of Luke’s, bleeding.

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Brenda starts to question her life with Sonny. She doesn’t know if she can live with all of the violence and Sonny has been keeping too many secrets from her.

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Stone tells Robin and Sonny he has AIDS. He wants to keep it a secret. Sonny is devastated. 

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At Stone's suggestion, Sonny goes and talks to Kevin Collins. Kevin tells Sonny what he can do to support Stone. He wants Sonny to encourage Stone to tell as many people as possible that he has AIDS. He’s going to need all of the help he can get. Sonny says he will do anything for Stone.

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When Sonny is upset, Brenda asks him what’s wrong. He can’t tell her. Stone sees the tension between Sonny and Brenda during Ned and Lois’s wedding.

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Sonny and Lily Rivera grow closer.

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Brenda overhears Harry and Sonny talking business in the apartment. She talks with Lois, who assures her that Sonny has promised them he is legitimate. Mac and Felicia plant an illegal wire tap in Harry’s office and learn incriminating evidence that Sonny is involved in criminal activities. The evidence isn’t admissible.

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Brenda and Sonny are starting to fight a lot. She tells him she can handle anything if she’s told the truth. Mac plays the tape for Brenda and Lois. They are both angry and shocked that Sonny has been lying to them all of this time. Brenda gives Sonny a chance to come clean, but he still lies to her. With a lot of coaxing from Ned and Lois, Brenda agrees to wear a wire to get Sonny to admit on tape of his illegal activities. But, she wants the last say if they decide to give the tape to Garcia.

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Lily is at the Gatehouse when she overhears the plans to trap Sonny. She immediately tells him what’s going on. Sonny can’t believe Brenda would betray him. In a heartbreaking scene, he tells her he has trusted her more than he thought possible. “I let you in places I didn't even know I had. I loved you more than I ever thought I could.” They embrace and Sonny pulls the tape recorder from her jacket. They get in a huge fight and Sonny orders her to leave. They are finished!  

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Sonny is confused and angry. He goes with Lily to Puerto Rico to see her father, who has been shot. They grow closer. When Sonny returns to Port Charles, he finds Brenda together with Miguel.

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Stone starts getting really sick. Sonny gives him a pep talk when he is in the hospital.

Sonny: “Well, there is always something else. Hell, man that's life. One long tough nasty fight and sometimes you get your nose bloodied and sometimes you win at all odds. Then you celebrate. Let me tell you something. You and I are going to celebrate after this round Stone.”

Stone: “I don’t know if I have another fight left in me Sonny.

Sonny: “Don’t you think every fighter feels that way man? When they hear the bell they go back to their corners feeling lousy. That's when you rely on your support team. That's me and Robin and whoever else jumps on the on the band wagon.

Stone: "Like Mac. Who would believe that?"

Stone: “Exactly, you've got more people in your corner then you know what to do with. Come on, you've seen the fights, right? You know how it works. Rocky. Rocky is ready to quit, his eyes are bloodshot, he's got a couple of teeth missing, but then he hears the roar of the crowd and his people put him back together and they give him a new strategy and he goes back out there and he fights man, he fights on. And then he's a hero. He's a damn hero. So are you.

Sonny is doing everything he can to make him comfortable. He is meeting all of his needs and paying all of his hospital bills. He takes the money from some illegal accounts and now Mac has a direct link to Sonny and organized crime.

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Sonny and Lily make love. He trusts her.  

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Sonny and Stone move into the Penthouse.

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Sonny and Robin give Stone an early Christmas. Sonny has a tree brought in to the Penthouse (Luke and Mike steal it from the mayor's mansion). It is decorated by all of Stone’s friends. Sonny and Mike cook dinner and argue the whole time, as they cook a pig. But, Stone has a good time and Sonny  knows it won’t be long before Stone is going to die. Sonny and Robin grow very close as they take care of Stone.

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Sonny and Brenda try and put aside their differences for Stone. He wants them back together. He knows they love each other. When Robin finds out she is HIV positive, she asks Sonny to tell Brenda. Brenda visits Stone more frequently and Sonny finds he still has feelings for her.

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Sonny tells Stone he loves him like a brother. Stone Cates dies soon after, with Robin at his bedside. Sonny gives a memorial service at the Penthouse. He is devastated by the loss. Robin comes by with some of Stone’s belongings. She gives Sonny Stone’s ring. 

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Sonny is being investigated for racketeering, so he begins to liquidate all of his assets. He sells his interest of Luke’s Club to Lucy Coe. In a betrayal to Brenda, he sells his shares of L&B records to Edward Quartermaine.

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Sonny and Brenda see each other outside of Luke’s Club. He knows he is going to be arrested any day. Brenda is worried about him. They kiss passionately in the alley. Garcia arrests Sonny as soon as he steps into Luke’s Club.

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Sonny’s bail is set at five million dollars. He can’t make the bail. Brenda visits him in and tells him to hang on and that no matter what happens, she loves him.