History of Sonny Corinthos-2002

Sonny is trying to get Courtney to stay in town. He is with her and Janine at their hotel. Alexis is with him. Courtney doesn't want anything to do with Sonny. She says he is cold and he looks right through people. Courtney agrees to stay with Alexis and Kristina. Sonny thanks Alexis and says, "The smartest thing I ever did was hire you." He is very happy. 

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Sonny is at the PCPD with Courtney and Janine. They are being questioned about Edward Quartermaine's blackmail scheme. Sonny tells Courtney she doesn't have to say anything if she doesn't want to. Courtney doesn't cooperate with Mac Scorpio. The charges are finally dropped and Janine and Courtney leave the PCPD.

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Sonny, Mike, and Courtney are at the Port Charles Grille. Mike thanks Sonny for inviting him, but Courtney admits she was the one that called him. Mike wants to make a new start with his children. He tells them he isn’t sure why he did what he did, but he is going to make them a promise. They won’t regret trying to work things out tonight. Sonny is tuning out at this point and cannot even look at his father. Courtney is listening to every word.

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Sonny and Courtney continue to have problems. Courtney's witnesses one of Sonny’s angry outbursts. Courtney asks if she can live with Mike. He agrees and Sonny gives him money for a nice place. Mike warns Sonny not to hurt Courtney.

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Sonny is angry at Mike for moving into the same hotel as AJ. Mike doesn't get the connection. Sonny explains that AJ is his enemy and is using Courtney. Everyone dismisses Sonny's concerns. Courtney gets upset and storms out of the hotel with Mike’s car keys.

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Courtney has been involved in a car accident with Mike's car. Sonny rushes to the hospital. She is okay, just shaken up. Detective Taggert is grilling her about testing her blood alcohol level and leaving the scene of a crime. Sonny tells her she doesn't have to do anything. Courtney says she has nothing to hide. She goes to take the test. She agrees to go down to the PCPD. Sonny and Mike go with her. 

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Sonny, Mike, Courtney, and Alexis are at the PCPD. Taggert is determined to blame Courtney for the accident and is trying to find a way to arrest her. A witness claims she saw Courtney run the red light (she's lying). It also turns out that Mike let his insurance run out. Sonny says if that's the case to arrest Mike. Courtney is allowed to go home. Mike will receive a summons for the insurance and Courtney for running a red light. 

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Sonny asks Max to look for Courtney. She left a note saying she has left town. Mike is still angry and tells Sonny he’s not going to let him be shut out of Courtney’s life. Janine comes in and starts blaming Sonny for Courtney being missing.

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Sonny and Carly’s divorce is finalized.

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Courtney is still missing. Janine knows where she is (with AJ) but she lies to Sonny and Mike. At his Penthouse, Sonny listens as Mike insists he go find Courtney. Sonny tells Mike she will eventually show up and they both have to sit tight until she does. As he leaves, Mike says, "I don't want it to be too late with me and Courtney. I want this chance. I want it to be different this time." Sonny sits on the couch looking like a rejected child.

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Sonny goes to his church and makes a confession to his priest. 

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Zander catches Sonny off guard when he quits working for him, but Sonny offers Zander another chance to prove his loyalty. Jax surprises Sonny when he arrives and informs Sonny that AJ has Courtney.

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Carly’s club opens. Sonny takes Alexis. Courtney and AJ enter Carly's club together. Sonny's anger mounts in reaction to seeing AJ with Courtney, and Alexis helps Sonny control his temper.

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Sonny is arrested for allegedly locking Skye in the boathouse (Carly actually did it). Alexis stays with Sonny until he is released. Sonny tells Alexis that she is the only person in the world that he trusts.

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Courtney and AJ get married. AJ offers Sonny his sister in return for handing over Michael. Sonny refuses.

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Sonny puts a hit on AJ, but Alexis convinces him to stop it. Sonny and Alexis make love.  

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Carly’s car goes over a cliff and she’s presumed dead. Sonny makes funeral arrangement. Carly shows up at her own funeral confused and injured. She is alive. Sonny takes care of her and they reconcile.

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Carly finds out that Alexis is pregnant, but she doesn’t want to tell Sonny. She is infertile and she thinks Sonny would leave her if he found out. Courtney starts stripping to keep AJ out of jail. Louis Alcazar arrives in town. He is a European arms dealer that is after Sonny.

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Alexis finds out she is pregnant with Sonny’s baby. But, she refuses to tell him that he’s the father. She thinks his life is too dangerous. She tells Sonny that Ned is the father. Kristina finds out that Sonny is the father and wants to tell him. She attempts to tell Sonny the truth, but she is killed in an explosion at Sonny’s warehouse (that Alcazar had ordered). Alexis blames Sonny for her sister’s death.

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Carly and Michael move back into the Penthouse. Michael calls Sonny “Dad” for the first time. Sonny finds out that Courtney is stripping at the Oasis club. Alcazar has a mystery woman on his yacht. (It is Brenda and she is shown for the first time). Sonny asks Jason to protect Courtney because she is being stalked.

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Sonny and Jason decide the best way to expose Alcazar is if they stage “Sonny’s death.” Sonny is “shot” in front of a church. He sees that Brenda is alive for the first time. Sonny stays in the safe house while Port Charles thinks he’s dead. Brenda is also staying there, but they don’t see each other. Sonny has a “fake” funeral.

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Sonny comes out of hiding. Mike and Courtney are mad that he lied to them.

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Alexis runs for District Attorney against Scott Baldwin. He accuses her of sleeping with Sonny Corinthos. Edward approaches Sonny and tells him he suspects Sonny is the father of Alexis’s baby. A DNA test is done, but Ned switches the results. Sonny believes the baby is Ned’s.

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Brenda is kidnapped by Alcazar and taken to a Caribbean island. Sonny gets on the plane to rescue her. The plane crashes and Sonny saves Brenda. They also have a passionate kiss. Ric Lansing is shown in the local jail on the island.

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Skye tells Sonny that Brenda isn’t “ill” (Alcazar told her she had her mother’s illness). Carly starts having doubts about Sonny’s love because of Brenda being in town. Ric Lansing shows up in Port Charles.

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Sonny’s baby is born on November 19, 2002. Alexis names her Kristina. She is born premature, but survives. Sonny unwittingly sees his daughter in the hospital a few days later, but Alexis angrily throws him out. He still doesn’t know he has a child. : (

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Louis Alcazar is thrown off a hotel balcony and murdered. There are many suspects. Jason and Brenda are arrested for his murder.

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Faith Roscoe shows up in town vowing revenge on Sonny. She says that he had her husband killed.

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Sonny gets arrested on Christmas Eve and Mike visits him in jail.

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Carly wants to open up a new club. A woman tells her a story about the opening of her club on New Year's Eve.