History of Sonny Corinthos-2010

Sonny is concerned about Michael, who continues to think he should confess about Claudia's murder. Franco taunts Sonny with a picture of Michael at the murder scene. Sonny questions Dante about why Lucky would have his cell phone number. Dante tells Sonny it's because of Lulu. Sonny tells Dante never to lie to him. Michael has a breakthrough talking about Claudia's murder as Sonny continues to convince him to not go to the police.

   

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After Dante has another confrontation with Michael, he lets Sonny know that Michael is upset. Sonny tells Dante that Michael wants to be like him and he doesn't know how to stop him. Sonny tells Dante how Michael made him a father, even though he never thought he would have a family. Sonny tells Dante he is impressed with him and that some day he might offer him the business. Michael goes ballistic when he finds out Sonny trusts Dante more than him. Sonny tries to explain to Michael that he does not want any of his children to inherit his business, as the cost is too high.

   

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Mike gets beat up by a loan shark and is found in an alley by Ethan. He's brought into the ER and has successful reconstructive knee surgery. Michael overhears "Dominic" talking to Johnny on the docks and saying how he has a lot of evidence on Sonny and can put him in prison. Michael tells Sonny what he heard. Sonny doesn't believe Michael at first, but after some research, Spinelli confirms that there is evidence to arrest Sonny for the murder of Claudia and the evidence is coming from an undercover cop that has infiltrated the organization. Sonny and Jason make plans to kill "Dominic" for his betrayal. Sonny summons "Dominic" to the house for a job, but he becomes suspicious. When he realizes Sonny knows the truth, he tries to arrest Sonny for murder. Sonny pulls out a gun and shoots "Dominic." Olivia runs in and tells Sonny he shot his own son.

   

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The moment after Sonny shoots Dante, Olivia runs in and tells him he shot his own son. Sonny seems in shock and tries to save Dante in the aftermath of Olivia's confession. Sonny starts asking Olivia questions and he seems overwhelmed by what she is telling him. At the hospital, Dante needs surgery just as Sonny is arrested for the murder of Claudia Zacchara. Michael confesses to Kristina, Morgan, and Molly that he is the one that killed Claudia and Sonny is protecting him. The kids seem in shock. Things look dire as Sonny is being charged with the murder of Claudia and possibly the attempted murder of a cop. After a night in jail, Sonny makes bail and Jason and Carly try to talk him into leaving the country. Sonny refuses to leave his kids. He insists that he has to talk to Dante and try and make things right.

   
         
   

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Sonny talks to Dante for the first time after the shooting. He tells him he's always had a connection with him and that they had a friendship. Dante wants nothing to due with Sonny. Sonny tells Diane that he is going to plead guilty for Claudia's murder, because he doesn't want Michael going to trial. Sonny visits Dante at the hospital and confides to Dante how he was abused by Deke as a kid, kicked out of the house by his mother, and then got into the business with Joe Scully. Dante seems shocked to hear about Sonny's cruel childhood, but still gives him the cold shoulder.

   

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Sonny's legal troubles continue, as he wants to plead self-defense for Claudia's murder, against the objections of Diane. Sonny tells Luke how he lives with his bipolar disorder. Sonny continues to reach out to Dante, who wants nothing to do with his father. Both Michael and Morgan come to Sonny's defense and plead their case with Dante. Sonny has a heart to heart talk with Morgan. Sonny tells Olivia she needs to own up to what she did to Sonny and Dante.

   

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Sonny explains to Michael why he wants to protect him and go to trial for Claudia's murder. Sonny continues to reach out to Dante, but Dante keeps pushing him away. Robin tells Dante about Sonny and Stone. Sonny's goes to court for his arraignment, where both Alexis and Diane defend him. Dante takes the stand, but doesn't help the prosecution. Jason makes plans to help Sonny get out of the country if his bail is denied.

   

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Sonny gets released on bail at his arraignment after he tells the judge why he should be free on bail. Diane continues to prepare Sonny for his murder trial. Sonny tells Michael how much he loves him. Robin checks in on Sonny to see how he is doing with the trial and finding out about Dante being his son. Sonny tries to talk to Kristina at Kelly's, but she continues to be hostile towards him. Sonny tells Patrick off when he finds out he knew the truth about Dante. Sonny tells Dante he is his father and he's determined to be a part of his life.

Sonny: Well, Your Honor, I would be a flight risk if my life was about money and buying things, but it's not. My kids mean everything to me, and I try to be a good father, and I'll continue to try, because my kids are what make my life worth living. I would never leave them. I helped raise 2 of my boys, and I'm very proud of them. And I got a daughter who I wish I had spent more time in her life, but I think that's gonna change. She's a beautiful little girl, smart, and her mother's done a great job at raising her. I wanna spend time with all my children, and that includes Officer Falconeri, who I just recently found out that he's my son. I don't want to run away. I just wanna clear my name so I can spend time with my family.

   
         
   

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Dante tries to get Sonny to tell him where Michael is. Michael is on the island so he won't have to testify at the trial. Sonny wants to tell Dante the truth about Claudia's murder because he says Dante looks at him like he's Deke. Sonny gets a call from Patrick that Kristina was assaulted. Sonny sees Kristina at the hospital beaten up. Sonny goes after Ethan when Kristina names him as her attacker. Dante and Lucky arrive and stop Sonny from killing Ethan. Sonny tells Jason he wants Ethan killed. Sonny sits at Kristina's hospital bedside and tells her she reminds him of her grandmother, Adela. Alexis tells Sonny to let the law take care of Ethan. Carly finds Sonny sitting in the dark and drinking. Sonny tells Carly how devastated he is by seeing Kristina beaten up, just like him and his mother. Carly tells Sonny it's not the same and Kristina is not alone. Sonny's trial for Claudia's murder starts and the jury is selected.

   
         
   
         
   

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Sonny's trial starts. Dante testifies against Sonny. Luke tells Sonny that Ethan didn't hurt Kristina and to not touch his son. Sonny tells Luke that justice will be served. Sonny visits Kristina and tells her that her grandmother was abused by his stepfather, was always put in the hospital, and yet continued to protect him. Sonny and Kristina have a tender moment. Sonny decides to leave Ethan alone and let the court take care of him after a visit from Luke and because he doesn't want Kristina to be more traumatized. Sonny meets with Morgan and Dante at Kelly's and tells Morgan that Dante is just doing his job and that he's just sorry Dante never had the chance to know Sonny and his brothers and sisters. Sonny gets in a rage after he finds out the charges have been dropped on Ethan.

 

 
         
 
 
         
 
 

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Claire overhears Sonny threatening to kill Ethan. At Sonny's trial, Johnny testifies that Sonny abused Claudia. Sonny has an outburst in court that Kristina hears. Sonny tells Kristina that he has never hit a women in his life, but Kristina doesn't believe him. Robin testifies in court and is devastated when she feels she didn't help Sonny. Sonny tells Robin that he is glad she is on his side and he loves her.

 

 

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Sonny finds out that the person beating Kristina has been Kiefer. He calls off the hit on Ethan. Dante tells Sonny he will never be his father and punches him in anger. Sonny's trial continues and Claire gets Morgan to testify.

   
 
 

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As Morgan continues to testify, Dante storms the courtroom and demands that Morgan be taken off the stand. The judge arrests Dante for contempt. Sonny tells Dante that it doesn't matter what side of the law you're on, you're family comes first. Claire tells Sonny that she will continue to use his kids to convict him unless he takes a plea deal. Sonny seriously thinks about the deal because he doesn't want his kids to suffer anymore. Jason decides he wants to take the deal instead of Sonny, but they want Sonny. Morgan has to testify again and is upset that he didn't do well.

   

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Carly takes the stand at Sonny's trial. She makes a very compelling case for Sonny's defense and the trial takes a turn in favor of Sonny. Sonny thanks Carly for her great testimony. Dante is furious and vows to find Michael, so he can testify against his father. Dante tricks Morgan into telling him where Michael is. When Dante confronts Michael with a subpoena, Michael tells Dante that he is the one that killed Claudia. Dante doesn't believe him and takes Michael back to Port Charles. There are closing argument at Sonny's trial and the jury starts deliberations. The bloody shirt that Michael gives Dante checks out (it has Claudia's blood on it) and now Dante believes that Michael killed Claudia. Dante goes to Sonny's house and tells him he knows the truth. Sonny confesses to Dante and says he wanted to protect Michael. He tells Dante to let this play out and to leave Michael alone.

   
         
   

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Sonny's trial is in jury deliberations. Sonny tells Jason that Dante won't turn Michael in because he wants to convict Sonny. Michael hides out in the Quartermaine boathouse. Sonny has a heart to heart talk with Kristina about what it's like to be abused. The verdict comes in and Sonny goes to court. Just as the jury announces the verdict, Dante comes in and announces that Sonny didn't kill Claudia, Michael did. A bench warrant is issued for Michael.

   
         
   
         
   

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Michael is arrested and brought to the courtroom. He testifies that he killed Claudia. He is arrested for manslaughter. Sonny's trial is dismissed. Dante is convinced that he did the right thing, but Sonny warns him that Michael will not get justice. Sonny visits Michael in lockup and says he's proud of him. Mike tells Sonny he's impressed with how he has handled everything. Kate tells Sonny she knew about Dante since they were teenagers. Michael is sentenced to five years in prison.

   
         
   
         
   

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Dante tells Sonny they are both to blame for what happened. Morgan confronts Dante. Michael says goodbye to his brothers and sisters. Lulu asked Sonny to protect Dante from Jason. Sonny says he can't control what Jason will do. Sonny and Carly take the blame for what happened to Michael. After making love, Carly tells Sonny she doesn't want him to see Morgan anymore. Sonny reluctantly agrees. Sonny apologizes to Luke and Ethan for not believing that Ethan was telling the truth about not beating Kristina. Sonny visits Morgan and says he can't see him anymore. Carly tells Sonny Jax is adopting Morgan. Sonny gives Jax a laundry list of all the things Jax has done to hurt his kids.

   
         
   
         
   

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Carly tells Sonny that Jax is adopting Morgan and he can't do anything about it. Sonny has a heart to heart talk with Morgan and tells them this is all for the best. Sonny and Morgan then have a tearful goodbye. Sonny visits Michael in Pentonville and tells him he loves him. Sonny confronts Anthony at the prison, then goes to Johnny and tells him off as well. Robin visits Sonny and they talk about Stone. Sonny gives Robin a donation to Stone's charity. Sonny has dinner with Olivia and Dante to try and get closer to Dante.

   
         
   
         
   

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Johnny Zacchara continues to instigate a mob war. Sonny confronts Johnny at Greystone and pulls a gun on him. Claire arrives to arrest Sonny, but instead does a search of his house with Sonny's approval. Sonny goes to visit Michael, who has been beaten up at Pentonville. Sonny tells Michael to keep the faith because he will get him out. Kristina visits Sonny and yells at him for being a bad father. Sonny tries to talk with her, but she rejects him. Sonny meets with Claire and tells her if she neutralizes Johnny he can work on getting Michael out of prison. He tells Claire what fatherhood means to him. She seems touched, but tells Lucky she is just playing Sonny. Sonny warns Johnny again.

   

 

 
 

 

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Sonny and Claire talk about their deal. Sonny will set up Johnny for Claire, so she can get him out of the picture. Sonny tells Claire she can go after him after he gets Michael out of jail. Sonny wants to know if Claire thinks he abused Claudia. Sonny tells her he never hit a women. Claire wants to believe he is innocent. Alexis comes and asks Sonny to go to therapy with Kristina. Sonny and Kristina go to therapy. Kristina tells Sonny he abused Claudia. Sonny tells her he has never hit a women. Kristina doesn't believe him and tells him he is an abuser and that's why she stayed with Kiefer for so long and let him hit her.

   

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

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Sonny visits with Carly and Olivia. He tells them about the therapy session with Kristina. They tell Sonny he has issues. Sonny goes and talks to Kristina and tells her he wants to help her get through this and wants to try therapy again. Kristina rejects his offer. Sonny visits Michael. Michael tells Sonny Kristina just needs someone to blame for what happened and that she loves Sonny. Brook Lynn visits Sonny and they talk about the old neighborhood. Kristina continues to berate Sonny.

 

 

 

 

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Michael is released from prison. Sonny goes to visit Michael at Dante's, but Dante tells Sonny he has to stay away from Michael as a condition of his release. Sonny tells Dante he will always love all of his kids, including Dante, no matter what Dante tries to do to him. Kristina continues to make Sonny think she is sleeping with Johnny Zacchara. Sonny and Alexis try to reason with Kristina, but she just gets more angry. Sonny decides that he has to take care of Johnny to protect his daughter.

 

 
 

 

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The plan to take Johnny out goes awry when Kristina is with Johnny when the car bomb goes off. Kristina is not injured, but Sonny is devastated that Kristina could have been killed in the crossfire of a mob war. Michael finds out about Sonny's involvement and vows to keep the secret. Lucky wants to take Sonny down and tells Claire to use her charm to get a conviction on Sonny. Sonny knows Claire is playing him and goes along with her plan. Jason tells Sonny he is a good father and that he taught him everything he knows. Sonny goes to the country club with the Davis girls. Sonny and Kristina connect when she discusses the aftermath of her abuse and Sonny knows exactly what she is going through.

 

 

 

 

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Sonny's at the Country Club with Alexis, Kristina, and Molly when Warren confronts Kristina. Sonny stands up and confronts Warren. He tells him that he beat his son and that's where Kiefer learned to beat Kristina. Warren denies it, but Sonny sees right through him. Later, Krisitina wants to talk to Sonny. She now understands why Kiefer did what he did. Sonny says maybe he would have been able to help Kiefer, since he knew what he went through. Sonny tries to get Michael to do community service at the hospital, but Michael says he's fine, even though he got in a fight and hurt his hand. Later at the hospital, Warren goes on a rampage and Michael saves Kristina.

 
 

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Sonny and Alexis wait to hear word about Michael and Kristina who are in lock down at the hospital. Kristina's pretty shaken up. Finally, Alexis and Sonny get to the hospital and reunite with the kids. Sonny is thankful for Michael's heroics but is concerned Michael might get in more trouble. Kristina tells Sonny thanks for telling Warren he abused Kiefer, but later she complains to Michael that she thinks Sonny is too hard on him. Sonny tells Alexis he will do anything to help Kristina with her trauma and wants a relationship with his daughter. Claire visits Sonny and tells him he wants to have a baby with him, but he wouldn't be part of the child's life. Sonny declines the offer.

 
 

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Johnny continues to try and take Sonny down. He shows some pictures to Claire of some shipments coming in to the warehouse. Sonny is totally unfazed. Claire continues to ask Sonny to sleep with her because she wants his baby. Sonny still declines. Claire continues to pursue Sonny and he just humors her. Sonny sets Johnny up by putting a hit on a Lopez brother and framing Johnny. Johnny gets arrested for the murder of Thomas Lopez. Robin visits Sonny and gives him Brenda's e-mail address and phone number. Sonny goes to the docks and has a flashback of Brenda.

   

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Sonny is on the docks thinking about Brenda. Claire shows up and Sonny mistakes her for Brenda. Sonny invites Claire back to Greystone. They have some wine together. Claire wants to know who Brenda is. Sonny tells her about Brenda. Claire continues to try and talk Sonny into having a baby with her. Sonny again says he is not going to have any more children. Later, Sonny goes to Kelly's and Mike wants to know why Sonny would be thinking of Brenda, as it has been so long. Sonny tells Mike that Robin gave him Brenda's e-mail and now he can't stop thinking about her.

   

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Sonny talks Claire into getting Jason out of prison. Morgan visits Sonny and tells him he misses him and loves him. Sonny tells Morgan he misses him too. They talk about Morgan's summer. Robin comes to visit Sonny and asks him if he has called Brenda yet. That Sonny deserves some happiness. Sonny says he doesn't think it's a good idea. But later, Sonny calls Brenda and gets a busy signal. Kristina comes over to have dinner with Sonny and she asks about Brenda. Sonny tells Kristina about his romance with Brenda. Kristina wants to do a school paper on Brenda. Sonny goes to Baker Street to negotiate peace and Johnny pulls a gun on him. Sonny pulls his gun out in self-defense and shoots Johnny.

 
 
         
   

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Sonny tells Dante that he shot Johnny in self-defense. Dante isn't sure he believes Sonny, but Sonny insists that it was self-defense and he wants Dante to believe him. Sonny is arrested for shooting Johnny. Claire reveals that she taped Sonny's conversation and that she can charge him with premeditation and attempted murder. Diane councils Sonny and says she doesn't have much hope to get him out of this and that he is looking at life in prison. Sonny has a flashback of Brenda. Sonny has Bernie set up a getaway plan go to Rome (where Brenda is) after he gets released on bail.

 
 
         
   

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Michael visits Sonny at the PCPD and tells him to jump bail because he cannot survive another trial and prison. Sonny confides to Michael that he is leaving town and to tell his brothers and sister that Sonny loves them very much. Michael tells Sonny he's proud to be his son. Sonny goes to court for his arraignment and makes bail after Dante testifies that Sonny won't leave town. Sonny gets on a plane and goes to Rome to see Brenda. After arriving in Rome, Sonny waits on the piazza for Brenda. After a few hours, he finally comes face to face with Brenda and they stare at each other with surprise and both smile at each other.

 
 
         
 

 

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Sonny sees Brenda for the first time in eight years on the piazza in Rome. They smile at each other. Brenda is approached by two men posing as fans, but are really trying to kidnap her. Sonny quickly reaches for his gun, saves Brenda, and takes her back to safety in his hotel room. Sonny and Brenda are both nervous as they catch up with each other's lives. Sonny goes to kiss Brenda, but she tells him she is engaged. Sonny confides to Brenda that he is a fugitive. Sonny tells Brenda about shooting Dante and his relationship with Krisitina and that he feels that his kids lives are better off without him. Brenda tells Sonny that his children need him and he needs to go back to Port Charles. Sonny agrees and thanks Brenda for helping him make the right decision. Sonny and Brenda say goodbye in the rain. Sonny turns himself into the PCPD.

 
 
         
 

 

 

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Sonny arrives at the PCPD when he returns from Rome. Claire orders him to go into the interrogation room and tells him he will be put in custody because he jumped bail and is a flight risk. Dante and Jason investigate the shooting and find a construction worker that admits he saw the shootout and has it on tape. Dante uses the evidence to make Johnny admit that he had a gun and that Sonny acted in self-defense. Johnny goes to the PCPD to change his statement. Sonny and Johnny make a truce and the attempted murder charges on Sonny are dropped. Kristina visits Sonny and admits to him that she's glad he's back. Sonny invites Claire to dinner. Claire tells Sonny that she has asked to be reassigned because she cannot be impartial with Sonny anymore. Sonny and Dante discuss past relationships together. Sonny and Claire have dinner and make love.

 
 
         
 
 

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Sonny and Claire make love. Sonny tells Claire that he honestly wants to be with her and he has no agenda. Claire tells Sonny she has no regrets with pursuing a relationship with Sonny. She is willing to take the risk. Sonny visits Michael and they discuss Brenda. Sonny tells Michael there is no place for him in Brenda's life anymore, but that Sonny always loved her.

 
 
         
 
 

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Sonny takes Claire to the island for some private time together. He takes Claire fishing. He romances her and they try to get to know each other. Claire gets a phone call and has to return to Port Charles. Sonny is surprised to see Brenda sitting in his living room when he returns home. She has returned to Port Charles for protection against the Balkan. She tells Sonny she can't see him when she's in town.

 
 
         
 

 

 
 
 

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Brenda tells Sonny she can't see him when she's in Port Charles. Sonny tells her maybe they can make it work this time. Dante visits Sonny and talks business. Sonny tells Dante to just leave things alone. Robin visits Sonny and encourages him to get back with Brenda.

 
 

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A parade of people to tell Sonny to leave Brenda alone, including Brenda, Jason, Jax, Robin, Carly, and Suzanne. Sonny agrees to stay away from Brenda. Sonny has a dinner date with Claire and they smooth things out between them.

 
 

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Robin visits Sonny and asks him for advice on her marriage with Patrick. They talk about forgiveness. Claire is gathering evidence on Sonny's case about the car bomb, but she continues to see Sonny. Ronnie finds evidence of Sonny's involvement in the case and brings Sonny down to the PCPD for questioning. Sonny tells Claire that the least she could have done was warn him about what was going down. Brenda visits Sonny and he tells her how much he wants a relationship with his daughter. Kristina visits Sonny at the PCPD and they have a connection.

 
 
         
 
 

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Sonny continues to be held at the PCPD. Claire tells Sonny that she found a loophole and that the evidence gathered to implicate Sonny about the car bomb case can't be used because it was gathered illegally. Sonny is thankful and relieved that Claire is willing to help him. Internal Affairs starts an investigation about Claire after they find out she is dropping the charges on Sonny for lack of evidence. Sonny is upset that Claire is in trouble. Sonny tells Claire they need to stop seeing each other, because it is not helping her career. Later in the week, Sonny is told he can see Michael again. Claire had submitted a petition to the judge for the request. Sonny is very grateful and thanks Claire for what she has done for him. Sonny is excited and goes to tell Michael the good news. Sonny and Michael have a nice reunion. Sonny starts reminiscing about Brenda and how much he has always loved her. Sonny and Brenda both go to Sonny's old apartment above Luke's Club and see each other and smile.

 
 
         
   

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Sonny and Brenda talk about their past. They both want to try and make it work again. Sonny invites Brenda out on a date. Sonny picks Brenda up at Jason's and Spinelli gives Sonny a hard time about dating Brenda. Sonny tells Spinelli to mind his own business. Sonny tells the same to Carly and Jax. Sonny takes Brenda out to the Metro Court for dinner. They both have a nice time. Sonny wants to take Brenda out to the Haunted Star, so they can have time alone, but when he goes to pick Brenda up at Jason's, they have to stay there because Brenda is in danger. Max and Milo cook a nice dinner for Sonny and Brenda, but Sonny needs more privacy. Sonny and Brenda eventually go to Brenda's room and have a heart to heart talk.

 
 
         
 
 
         
 
 
         
   

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Sonny and Brenda meet at Greystone. Diane barges in and warns Sonny that it's not a good idea to be involved with Brenda. Sonny tells Diane it's none of her business, but Brenda gets worried and leaves. Max, Milo, Carly, Michael, and Dante all warn Sonny that he shouldn't be involved with Brenda because it might not work out. Sonny tells everyone that he loves Brenda and he is going to take a leap of faith and make it work this time. Sonny picks up Brenda for a date and takes her on a limo ride. He brings her to a house and tells her that it he wants them to have a place that they can call their own.

 
 

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Sonny asks Brenda if she likes their new home. Brenda says it's like a dream. Sonny is glad she likes it, but doesn't want to rush anything. Brenda says they have both been waiting for this moment for months. Sonny and Brenda make love. Sonny gives Brenda a surprise Christmas tree. They decorate it together and Brenda says she's never had a tree before. Sonny says he's always had trees because of his kids and they always give him ornaments. Jason arrives and tells Sonny they need to bring Brenda back to Jason's Penthouse for safety because Jerry Jacks has arrived in town.

 
 
         
 
 

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Sonny and Brenda attend Luke and Tracy's wedding at the Quartermaines. After the ceremony, Sonny and Brenda go out to Lila's rose garden. Sonny asks Brenda to marry him. Brenda is unsure at first and tells Sonny she isn't sure that they can make it work. Sonny tells Brenda that he wants to live the rest of his life with her, he loves her, and no matter what mistakes they've made, they can make it work this time. Brenda accepts Sonny's marriage proposal. Sonny and Brenda announce their engagement to all of the wedding guests. Later in the week, Michael comes by and suggests to Sonny that Dante be his best man.