History of Sonny Corinthos-2001

Carly stays vigil at Sonny’s bedside. Sonny has an out of body experience when he is in unconscious. He sees Lily and his two children in heaven. Lily tells Sonny they are waiting for him. Sonny says he’s not ready and loves Carly and Michael. When he awakes he tells Carly he loves her and came back for her. 

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Sonny is recuperating from his gunshot injuries at home. He wants to make love to Carly. Afterwards, he confides to Carly that he saw Lily in heaven.

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Jason returns to Port Charles. He warns Sonny that Sorel and Carlos are still planning to kill him. Sonny wonders who in the organization has betrayed him. He goes to talk to Benny at the warehouse, when there’s an explosion. Jason gets Sonny out of the building. Sonny finds out that Rick, his bodyguard, is working for Sorel. He has him “taken care of.”

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Sonny tells Carly that he is going to divorce her. Carly realizes that Sonny is trying to protect her by pushing her away. Carly goes to the Caribbean without Sonny. He follows her. Sonny goes to the church to say a prayer. They get married.

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I hurt Carly deliberately. I was cruel. I made her cry. But she sees right through me, Father. She still wants me. She doesn't want to leave. I don't know how that happened. I thought spending my life alone was the price I had to pay for the way I live and the things that I do, but I guess you thought different. You put Carly into my life. Nothing is like before. The dark places are light, the quiet is noisy. I got a home full of love that I never thought I would have. I don't deserve Carly, but I love her and she loves me. And that's what scares me. People who love me die. Maybe I should be asking you to give me more strength to push her away or for the power to leave her and never look back. But, you know, I don't want to be strong. I want Carly in my life even if it's dangerous for her. I know that's wrong and it's selfish, but I'm a selfish man and I do bad things. But please don't punish Carly for my life. Protect her from harm and help me keep her safe. Help her be happy. And if a life has to end, if someone has to pay-the things that I've done, take me, not Carly. Until then, all I ask of you is to watch over her as much as you can, keep her safe, and let her know how much I love her even though I can't say those words sometimes.

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Sonny has Zander kidnapped to keep him safe from testifying against Sorel. Alexis breaks her ties to Sonny after she finds out has been lying to her.

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Sonny gives Carly his 1% of Deception to prove his love to her. Carly wants to return the gift and give Sonny a child. Sonny doesn’t want a baby, knowing he couldn’t keep it safe.

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Mike comes over and wants to cook dinner for Sonny’s birthday. Something is wrong. Sonny reveals that Carly wants to have a baby, but Sonny doesn’t want one. Mike thinks that Sonny isn't afraid at all, but he thinks he doesn't deserve to be a father. Mike tells Sonny he was a terrible father, but Sonny would be a good one because he has always wanted a family. He says that Sonny has always been able to take care of himself and that’s why he can raise a child. Sonny says it’s not meant to be.

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On Sonny’s birthday, Sorel sends a bomb to the Penthouse. Carly gets scared and goes to Roy. She asks him to help her make a deal with the FBI. She wants Sonny to enter the Witness Protection Program. Sonny is arrested and refuses to make a deal with the Feds. He is put in jail and has a claustrophobic attack. Carly visits Sonny in jail and tries to calm him down. 

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Sonny finds out that Carly betrayed him and kicks Carly out of the Penthouse. He says she is dead to him.

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Sonny refuses to forgive Carly. He goes to Lily’s grave and is stabbed in the back by Sorel. A woman named Angel rescues him. She brings him to her cabin and helps him recover from his wound.

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Carly finds Sonny’s briefcase and is terrified when she finds blood around the cemetery. She is frantic with worry, but Sonny is no where to be found.

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Sorel goes to the Penthouse and holds Carly hostage. He captures Alexis and Zander as well. Sonny goes to the Penthouse with a bomb strapped on his chest. He tells everyone to leave. The bomb goes off, but everyone survives.

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Sonny and Carly start living separate lives. Sonny stays around his warehouse, while Carly moves into a cottage. Sonny wants a divorce. He tells Carly he simply can't forgive her betrayal. But, Carly vows to fight for their marriage.

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Sonny’s enemy, Joseph Sorel is murdered.

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Sonny and Mike have Thanksgiving together at the Penthouse. Sonny is melancholy because he isn't spending the day with Carly and Michael. Mike asks if they're coming and Sonny replies, "No. They won’t be dropping by anymore." Mike goes into an explanation about families and Sonny cuts him off. Sonny tells Mike he can't forgive. It's just not in him.

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Sonny asks Zander to keep an eye on Carly and Michael. Carly is starting a club with Jax.

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Sonny takes Alexis on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Alexis orchestrates a lucrative deal for Sonny, and Sonny convinces Alexis to get some rest and relaxation by joining him in his casino. 

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Janine Matthews arrives in town with a secret. Sonny suspects it has something to do with Mike, so he provides a hotel room for her to stay until he finds out. Sonny has Janine brought to the Penthouse. He introduces himself to her. She knows him by reputation in Atlantic City. He wants to know her connection to his father. Sonny asks Mike about Janine.

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Sonny officially adopts Michael.

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Courtney Matthews is brought over to the Penthouse to meet Sonny. She needs help looking for someone. Sonny introduces himself and they talk for a little while. Janine shows up at the Penthouse and Sonny finds out Courtney is her daughter. Mike also arrives and the truth comes out. Mike has a long lost daughter and Sonny has a sister. 

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Sonny is angry at Mike He wants him to explain to him why he didn’t tell him the truth. Then he accuses Mike of only finding him to get some money. 

“You came for the money, Mike. Everything else was a con. How many times did you say you were sorry? You tried to explain? You asked for my forgiveness? And I almost bought into it.