History of Sonny Corinthos-2009

Sonny visits Robin. He gets to hold Emma.

Robin: Ok, you're going to meet your Uncle Sonny. This is one of Mommy's oldest and dearest friends. Hold her.

Sonny: She is absolutely beautiful, just like your momma. Hey, you know what? You're a lucky little girl, because you've hit the jackpot with an amazing woman like your momma. I have known her for how many years? A long time. I know you're going to be loved and wanted, right? For a long time. I hope that you are never harmed. 2/5/09.

   

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Sonny and Luke meet at the Haunted Star. Sonny tells Luke that he will take back what is his.

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Carly asks Sonny not to escalate a war with Jason. Sonny tells her to mind her own business. Carly wants to start the Michael Corinthos Foundation. It would be an endowment to help children with head injuries like Michael has. Sonny thinks it's a great idea and agrees to make a large contribution to the cause. Carly tells Sonny she will have a benefit in the hospital board room soon.

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Claudia is acting very jumpy around Sonny. She doesn't want him to find out that she was involved in Michael's shooting.

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There is a benefit at the hospital for the Michael Corinthos Foundation. There is a large turnout and everyone is gathered at the boardroom. There is a hospital crisis as an airborne toxin is released and people start falling ill.

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Claudia collapses from the deadly toxin. She reveals to Sonny that Anthony was the one that shot Kate and that he is not really paralyzed. Sonny vows revenge and goes after Anthony. Jason tries to intervene. Sonny hits Jason over the head and knocks him out. Sonny finally agrees to Jason's wishes and Anthony runs out of the hospital chapel.

   

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There is a hospital explosion and everyone has to evacuate. Sonny tries to track down Anthony and also confronts Trevor. Later, Trevor is killed when he falls of the roof of the hospital. Claudia is re leaved when Sonny is safe. Sonny and Claudia to decide to stay married, even though Anthony is missing. The Feds threaten Sonny that he is responsible for Anthony's crimes.

   

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Sonny goes to Kelly's and runs into Rebecca Shaw, who looks just like Emily Quartermaine. He tells her he loved Emily and that she was a very special person. Rebecca tells Lucky that it sounds like Sonny is the only one that knew the real Emily.

   

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SONNY GETS HIS BUSINESS BACK FROM JASON!

Sonny informs Jason that if Jason works with the Feds, he can't run an organization anymore.

Sonny: But even if I get you onto Anthony, it doesn't solve the bigger issue.

Jason: What that?

Sonny: You can't run an organization if you turn one of your own over to the feds, even if it's Anthony. No matter what assurances the Feds gave you to get you to play, they have leverage over Spinelli, which means they have leverage over you. It's not good for you down the line.

Sonny's back in charge

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Anthony kidnaps Claudia and makes demands for Sonny to get him out of the country. Sonny saves Claudia's life when Anthony takes her up on a roof and straps a bomb to her. Later, Jason gives Anthony over to the Feds.

   

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Carly want to try a new treatment for Michael. Sonny supports Carly. Patrick tells Carly the sad news that Michael’s condition remains unchanged and he isn’t a candidate for the experimental treatment. Sonny has a gut feeling that Michael can get better. He calls Robin and asked her to look for some other medical alternatives for Michael.

   

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Sonny has a Mob Summit at his house. He wants to show that he is back in charge. Both Jason and Johnny make statements backing Sonny as being in charge. Sonny informs the men from the Corinthos and Zacchara organizations that they are all going to work together. Sonny is aware that there might be an informer at the party, probably from the Zacchara organization, but it turns out that it is Jason that is wearing a wire at the party. Luckily, Sonny does not say anything incriminating that can be used against him.

   

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Sonny talks to Patrick about dealing with Robin's diagnosis of Postpartum depression. He tells Patrick to take care of Emma and give Robin all of the support she needs.


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Robin struggles with her PPD. She confides in Sonny with her concerns of taking medication and therapy. Sonny tells Robin about his own struggles and his understanding of how difficult it is to get treatment. He tells Robin she needs to get help for herself and for her family.

   

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It's the one year anniversary of Michael's shooting. Sonny has a hard time getting through the day and vows to avenge his son. Claudia continues to try and hide her involvement. She vows to get pregnant to protect herself.

 

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Ric tells Sonny and Jason that Claudia was involved in Michael's shooting. Sonny suspects Claudia, but can't prove it. He wants to keep an eye on her and tells her to stay at Greystone.

   

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Claudia is pregnant, knowing that's the only way Sonny will not avenge his son's shooting. Sonny says he will take full responsibility as a parent.

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Michael is transferred to General Hospital. Sonny sits by his bedside and after consulting with the doctor, decides to proceed with a risky surgery that could help Michael wake up out of his coma.

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After Sonny and Carly decide to go ahead with Michael's surgery, they sit by his bedside before he goes to the operating room.

 

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In a miracle, Michael wakes up from his coma. He recognizes Sonny and has all kinds of questions about what happened to him. Sonny tells him about the shooting at the warehouse. Michael is angry at Carly and wants to live with Sonny.

 
 

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Michael continues to make a recovery from his coma. Sonny will do anything to help Michael. He sees Michael in the Physical Therapy gym walking. Later, Michael decides to live with his mother after all. Sonny is hurt and doesn't think it's a good idea that Michael live with his mother, due to his unpredictability and outbursts of anger.

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Carly and Claudia get in a fight and fall down some stairs at the hospital after fighting about Michael. Both are okay and so are their babies. Sonny sees Ric hovering around Claudia and wonders why he's so concerned about the baby. Suspecting that the baby is Ric's, Sonny tells Claudia to get a paternity test.

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Michael is frustrated with his progress and wants to move in with Sonny. Sonny tells Michael that things will get better.

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Michael wants to work for his father. Sonny tells Michael that he has a lot of options and he wants a better life for him. Michael is angry, so Sonny explains why he can never be in the business. It is not the life he wants for Michael or any of his children. He wants them to have a better life than he ever had. Sonny is upset that he fought with Michael. He wants to show Michael how much he loves him, so he buys him a new car.

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Michael is doing fine living with Sonny at Greystone. However, Carly and Jason demand that Michael not live with Sonny. They emotionally blackmail Sonny and force Michael to live with the Quartermaines. Sonny gives a very moving argument to Jason on why Michael should stay with his own father.

Sonny: "People assume that Michael means less to me because he's not my biological son, but they could not be more wrong. He means more to me than you can imagine, and I know you know that. For a long time, I didn't even know if I wanted children because all I knew was what I learned from Deke, and I didn't want to be that cold, abusive, angry. Michael showed me how to break the cycle. So I am a better man because of my son. As far as I'm concerned, he's my first-born. And I know you're not supposed to play favorites with your children, but we have a connection. He needs me. And more than that, I need him. "

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Olivia has a picture of Sonny and her when they were growing up in Bensonhurst.

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Sonny and Olivia's son Dante, using the alias Dominic, arrives in Port Charles and is a hired hit man. He has worked for the Zacchara's and Claudia hires him to kill Jason. The plan goes awry and Dante goes to Sonny and asks for a job. Sonny does not know Dante is his son. Sonny tells Dominic to prove himself.

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Sonny finds out the results of the test confirming that he is the father of the Claudia's baby. At the same time, Claudia gets in a car accident on Harbor View Road. The car overturns and Carly helps Claudia out of the car. But later at General Hospital, Claudia loses the baby.

Sonny: (praying in the hospital chapel) "Welcome my son into your heavenly kingdom. Make him a light to shine on all of us and make me remember what I did and didn't do. Amen."

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Sonny hears that Michael has confessed to the car accident. He confronts Michael about it, but then apologizes for his outburst.

 

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After the miscarriage, Sonny comforts Claudia in the hospital. When they get back to Greystone, Sonny tells Claudia that he wants to try and work out the marriage.

Sonny: "Well, you know, we can start with the simple things. Like we agreed at the hospital to respect each other. If we feel that we're going down a different road, we have to stop and find common ground. See if we can build up instead of keep tearing each other down."

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Sonny comes home to find Claudia sitting in a rocking chair that was meant for the nursery. She is very upset. Sonny tries to calm her down. They talk about their loss together. Sonny decides to set up a scholarship fund in their baby's name.

Claudia: Tell me something, Sonny. What kind of a father were you to Michael and Morgan?

Sonny: "I would read to them. [Laughs] You know, like the old mysteries, you know, those brothers, the Hardy Boys. Morgan, he used to love to build things. And Michael loved trains, just like I did when I was a kid.

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Claudia: "This is to acknowledge the request by Mr. Michael Corinthos, Jr to set up a scholarship in the name of Michael and Claudia Corinthos. Scholarship to be set up in honor of the memory of . . . what is this?”

Sonny: "We're setting up a fund for a kid whose parents don't have enough money to get an education like you would have wanted for our son. "

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Sonny, Morgan and Dante talk about baseball. Later, Morgan invites Sonny to the Country Club, where Sonny confronts Kiefer, Kristina's boyfriend. Jason finally finds Michael and Kristina down in Cancun, Mexico. Sonny tells Alexis he wants to get to know Kristina better when she returns home.

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Michael and Kristina return from Mexico. Sonny talks to Kristina about the car accident. Sonny takes all of his kids to the Carnival, which will raise money for the Michael Corinthos Foundation.

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Sonny takes his kids to the Carnival when tragedy strikes. Morgan almost gets hit by Edward Quartermaines out of control car, but Dante saves his life. Dante injures himself trying to rescue Morgan. Kristina injures herself on the Kite Flyer ride. Michael has a bad feeling about the Carnival and starts having memories of when he was in a coma. Later, Sonny has a heart to heart talk with "Dominic," and thanks him for saving Morgan's life.

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Sonny has a long talk with Kristina about their relationship. He wants to be part of her life and tells her he loves her very much. Alexis still has misgivings about Sonny being a part of his daughters life. Sonny tells Mike that Claudia wants to have another baby. Sonny buys the No Name restaurant to use for his new office.

 

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Sonny goes to Puerto Rico on a business trip. He takes Claudia with him to show solidarity with some business associates. The meetings go well. Later, Sonny has a nightmare about Michael's shooting.

Sonny: "Tonight was a big win for me, and that's when it usually happens. The guilt kicks in, and I relive it in slow motion so I don't miss one single detail. I could actually feel the weight of Michael's head in my hands. The blood, warm, vital. And I can see that blank look on his face, and my son is just lying there on the ground, gone."

 

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Sonny plans a birthday party for Claudia and invites all of Port Charles. Right before the party, he finds out the truth about Claudia's involvement in Michael's shooting. Sonny exposes Claudia in front of everybody.

"What can I say? You changed my life. You left a permanent mark on me and my children. You showed me the value of trust and honor and how worthless any promise or anybody is without that. You're everything that everybody warned me that I'd get in the end. You tried to kill me and you shot my son instead, you faithless bitch."

 
 

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Claudia takes Carly hostage. Carly's baby is born, but Claudia tries to kidnap her. Michael saves his mother and sister by killing Claudia at a remote cabin in the woods. Sonny and Jason cover up the crime for Michael. Sonny and Michael have some intense conversations about what happened and the consequences for Michael. Michael wants to be in Sonny's world and is proud of his father. Sonny is proud of how Michael has handled himself.

 

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In the aftermath of Claudia's death, Sonny braces for the fallout of Anthony coming after him. Sonny tries to broker peace with Luke's help, but there is a shootout at a brownstone. After the shootout, Sonny tells Dante he could still get out if he wants to. Sonny reveals that he's wanted out many times, but it is too later for himself.

 

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Sonny gets a visit from Lucky. They reminisce about old times, as Lucky tells Sonny why he became a cop. Sonny doesn't understand Lucky's motives and tells Dante he would be crushed if his kids ever worked for law enforcement. Sonny decides Dante's life is too valuable for a risky job assignment. Dante continues to try and get evidence on Sonny. Michael doesn't feel he needs to go to school because he will be working in the business, but Sonny tells him that will never happen.

 

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Sonny worries about Michael because Lucky is being very aggressive with his investigation of Claudia's disappearance. Sonny warns Michael not to talk to anyone about what happened at the cabin. Sonny visits Luke and asks if he can get Lucky to back off of the case. Sonny tries to bond with Kristina by inviting her over to help decorate his Christmas tree. Kristina tells Sonny she is scared on him and doesn't stay very long.

 

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Sonny plans a Christmas dinner with his kids, but they all have other plans. He ends up having a dinner with Olivia and Dante as they reminisce about Bensonhurst.