The History of Sonny Corinthos-2011

Sonny is introduced to Theo Hoffman (the Balkan) by Alexis. He is going to represent Brenda and Dante for the their trial. Sonny is immediately irritated by Theo's attitude. Sonny gets a phone call from Carly telling him that the bus the kids were on for the ski trip has crashed. Sonny rushes to the hospital. Sonny tries to calm Alexis down and tells her the kids are strong. Sonny meets Abby, who is waiting for Michael. Morgan arrives at the hospital and has a broken leg. Sonny stays with him until he gets the care that he needs. Morgan thanks Sonny for being there for him. Sonny comforts Kristina when she becomes hysterical after her friend dies from head injuries caused by the accident. Brenda sees Sonny interact with his kids at the hospital and is impressed by his love and devotion to his children. Theo visits Morgan in his hospital room and Morgan defends Sonny. Theo also visits Dante as he's visiting a critical Olivia at the hospital and Sonny kicks Theo out, telling him to leave his son alone. Sonny tells Michael he is proud of how he was a hero during the bus tragedy.

     
     

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Sonny talks to Michael about Abby. He is not going to fight the relationship because he sees that Michael cares for Abby. Sonny just wants to make sure that Michael is smart and doesn't go to the club and violate his parole. Sonny says a strip club is a place where drunk men watch women dance and he doesn't want Michael getting angry at someone and getting into trouble. Michael agrees and says he is being careful. Sonny says that he will always have Michael's back. Sonny goes to get Brenda at the Penthouse when Spinelli brings in a celebrity wedding planner. After some misunderstandings, Sonny convinces her to plan Brenda's wedding because Brenda deserves the best. Sonny gives Brenda her engagement ring. Later, Sonny has a nightmare about the wedding. Sonny asks Dante to be his best man. Dante refuses at first, but Brenda convinces him to do it.

     

Sonny: This is the ring that I should have gotten you a long time ago. I've owed it to you for 13 years. But here it is, okay? Will you take it from me? This one symbolizes how much I love you. And I will honor you, and I will be there at the wedding, you know I will. I will be there for you, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse. And this one will be for our wedding day, assuming that you want it.

Brenda: I do.

Sonny: And when you have this one on you, it will mean that, you know, it will be complete. We'll be together for the rest of our lives.

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Sonny and Brenda's wedding might be postponed due to the danger of the Balkan. But Brenda makes Sonny promise to keep the date of February 18th because she wants to get married to the man she loves and she's tired of being scared. Sonny promises to keep the wedding on. Jason tells Sonny that Mike has a gambling debt of $100,000. Sonny tells Jason that he needs to take Mike to rehab for his gambling addiction. Sonny continues to have nightmares about the wedding and when Brenda startles him he pulls a gun on her. Sonny apologizes and says he's jumpy because he's worried about Brenda's safety. Molly has been acting out and she's worried she has bipolar disorder. She pretends she is writing a report and asks Sonny questions about what it's like to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Sonny tells her that it's a topic that's hard to talk about but that he knew in his heart that something was wrong with him.

     
     
     
     

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Sonny returns to Port Charles after driving Mike to rehab. Sonny promises Brenda that the wedding will happen, no matter what Carly tries to do to sabotage it. Sonny continues to have nightmares about the wedding. Carly tells Sonny that Michael was raped in prison.

     
     

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Sonny has a heart to heart talk with Michael. He tells him he knows what happened in prison and he's sorry. He tells Michael he will always be proud of him. Sonny tells Michael that he will get through this and he will be stronger in the end. Sonny tells Michael he will always love him. Sonny and Brenda discuss some wedding details. Brenda shows Sonny her wedding dress that has been cut up into shreds. Brenda thinks it's Carly. Sonny thinks it might be the Balkan Sonny tells Brenda they should elope, but Brenda says they should be in front of family and friends.

     
     

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Sonny brings Brenda some flowers for Valentine's Day. The wedding plans are still in chaos, but Sonny just wants to spend some time with Brenda. Sonny asks to see his wedding ring, but Brenda can't find it. Brenda thinks Carly is sabotaging her, but Sonny guesses that it is Suzanne. To Brenda's shock, Suzanne admits she's been the one behind all the pranks. Brenda is devastated that Suzanne would betray her. We find out that Suzanne has been Brenda's enemy all along and is married to the Balkan (Theo). Carly continues to harass Sonny about marrying Brenda. Robin visits Sonny before the wedding. She's glad Sonny and Brenda are back together. Sonny wishes Stone could be there to see it. Brenda bonds with Kristina and Molly with wedding preparations. Sonny tells Max and Milo to keep Carly from coming to the wedding. Michael and Dante come by to take Sonny to the wedding. He tells them he is proud of them. Brenda continues to have pre-wedding jitters, but Robin convinces her that everything will be okay. Both Sonny and Brenda arrive at the Pavilion for the wedding ceremony.

     
     
     
     
     

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Sonny waits nervously for Brenda, so the wedding can start. He is worried that something is wrong. Carly has gone to Brenda's room and confronts her with a secret. Carly has "proof" that Brenda and Dante had a baby together. Carly tells Brenda to leave town, but Brenda refuses. Brenda arrives to the ceremony and the wedding gets started. Brenda objects to her own wedding and tells her secret to Sonny in front of the wedding guests. Sonny is angry at first, but then makes a moving declaration to Brenda about his love for her no matter what. Sonny and Brenda finally say their vows and are now husband and wife. All of the guest go to the wedding reception. Sonny and Brenda greet guests and dance. The wedding continues as Robin and Sonny's children make a toast to Sonny and Brenda. They cut the wedding cake and mingle with the guests some more. When the wedding reception is over, Sonny and Brenda go to their car to leave when there is an explosion with Brenda inside the car. Sonny goes into shock after witnessing the explosion. Ethan takes Kristina, Michael, and Molly home and they are very shaken from witnessing the explosion. The firefighters remove a person from the car and it is not Brenda, but Sam.

     
     
     
     
     

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Sonny realizes that Brenda is alive and that the Balkan has kidnapped her. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her. Sonny tries to get information from Shawn, who works for Theo, but Dante intervenes and Sonny is unable to get any information. Dante continues to tell Sonny to let the cops handle the situation, but Sonny tells Dante he is a hypocrite and Sonny's doing this his own way. In the meantime, Brenda tries to escape from the Balkan and runs into the woods. Sonny goes to the PCPD and Dante helps him by letting him question someone who might no where Brenda is.

     

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Sonny questions a suspect at the PCPD that worked for the Balkan. Dante turns a blind eye as Sonny uses intimidation tactics to get information on Brenda. The man admits that he worked for Theo and drove an unconscious Brenda to the airport. But he doesn't know where she is. Sonny vows to tear apart the town brick by brick until he finds Brenda. He also vows to bring the Balkan to his knees. Brenda tells Theo that if he hurts her, Sonny will kill him. Brenda convinces her guard to go find Sonny and tell him where she is. The guard finds Sonny at the Metro Court and tries to tell him where Brenda is, but collapses in Sonny's arms with a knife in his back. Sonny goes to Jason's Penthouse and finds out that Suzanne is the Balkan's wife. Sonny demands that she lead them to Brenda and warns her that if Brenda dies, so will she. Sonny, Jason, and Dante are led to where Brenda is being hidden. Sonny finds an unconscious Brenda. She has been injected with a deadly toxin. Sonny, Jason, and Dante have to let Theo escape in order to save Brenda. She is rushed to the hospital where Robin and Patrick try to save her. Sonny sits by her bedside.

     
     
     
     

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Sonny is at the hospital with Brenda. She is having trouble breathing and is not responding to the antidote that Robin and Patrick have tried. Sonny is desperate. Brenda is put on a ventilator. Sonny sits vigil and Brenda's bedside and tells her his life means nothing without her. Brenda responds to Sonny's voice and wakes up. Brenda is finally responding to the antidote and is taken off the ventilator. Sonny promises her he will take her on a honeymoon to Italy. Brenda is feeling much better and wants to leave the hospital. Sonny reminds her that she just suffered trauma and that she needs to take her recovery seriously. Sonny and Brenda talk about what happened. Brenda doesn't remember a lot, but she knew Sonny would find her. Sonny tells Brenda how scared he was, but he was determined to find her. Brenda asks Sonny if he is going to seek revenge on Theo. Sonny doesn't answer her. Brenda tells Sonny that Theo has taken away so much from the already and maybe he should just let it go. Sonny brings Brenda home to Greystone. He tells her he wants her to help him make it a real home. They leave for their honeymoon to Italy. Brenda again tells Sonny not to go after Theo for revenge. Sonny tells her that she only needs to think about the honeymoon.

     
     
     

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Sonny and Brenda are on their honeymoon. They go to a cafe and Sonny gives Brenda some flowers. They both look relaxed. Brenda tells Sonny that, "You are beautiful. I can't stop looking at you." Brenda talks a little bit about her sadness about losing her baby boy. Sonny comforts her and tells her that his children already love her and will continue to make her a part of their family. Sonny tells Brenda "We're going to give you the world." Sonny also promises that no one will ever hurt her again as long as he is alive.

     

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Sonny and Brenda return from their honeymoon after they hear the tragic news about Jake's death. Sonny goes to console Jason. Then Sonny goes to talk to Luke, who is the one that hit Jake with his car. When Sonny returns home to Brenda, he is visibly upset and talks about how hard it must be for both Jason and Luke. Sonny and Brenda decide not to go to the funeral because Brenda doesn't want to cause any problems with Carly. Sonny surprises Brenda with a birthday cake. He gives her a necklace. Brenda admits she think about her son often. Sonny tells her he will hire an investigator to ease her mind about what happened. Brenda thanks him. Sonny visits Carly and Josslyn in the hospital.

     
     
     

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Sonny signs some legal papers and updates his will with Diane. She asks Sonny and Brenda to sign some documents to allow their names to be used in Spinelli's new book named, The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli. At first Sonny and Brenda refuse, but when Brenda finds out it's for Spinelli she agrees to sign the papers and gets Sonny to sign as well. There is a knock at the door. Suzanne is at the door with a little boy named Lucian in her arms and tells Brenda it is her son. Brenda is in shock as Sonny grills Suzanne for information. Brenda turns to Sonny as she is full of shock and anger. Sonny tells Brenda they need to get more facts before she falls in love with the little boy. Brenda agrees and kicks Suzanne out of the house and introduces herself to Lucian. Brenda wants to make up for lost time with Lucian. Sonny wants to provide protection for his family. They are both reeling from Lucian's sudden arrival into their lives. Later, Sonny visits Lucky, who asks him to help Luke because he is imploding from the death of Jake and Lucky can't help him. Sonny visits Luke and tells him that he will get forgiveness even though he doesn't think he deserves it. When Sonny gets back home, Brenda tells him that Carly stopped by to cause trouble and she doesn't want her coming to the house anymore. Sonny says he has to be civil with Carly because she is the mother of his children. Brenda understands and tells Sonny he is a good dad because he is putting his kids first. Sonny gently tells Brenda that before she gets too attached to Lucian, she should get a DNA test to be sure he is her son.

     
     
     
     
     

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Sonny tells Dante about Lucian. Dante tells Sonny he believes Johnny is framing Michael for the murder of Brandon. Sonny talks to Michael and tells him not to trust Johnny. Michael defends Johnny and says he been helping him and Abby out. Sonny reminds Michael that he killed Johnny's sister and that he wants payback. Brenda continues to bond with Lucian. Sonny is very concerned about Suzanne's motives and doesn't want Brenda to get hurt. Sonny continues to encourage Brenda that she should get a DNA test for Lucian, so she can be sure he is her son. Brenda tells Sonny she wants him to be a father to Lucian.

     

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Sonny confronts Suzanne. He tells her he does not believe a word she is saying and doesn't trust her. Brenda continues to trust Suzanne and wants Sonny to accept Lucian as his son. Sonny's kids meet at Kelly's Diner and plan a surprise birthday party for Sonny. He is touched by the gesture and thanks his kids for the party. Sonny kicks Jax out of his house, when Jax causes Brenda to be upset by his warnings about Sonny. Sonny visits Anthony Zacchara in prison and warns him about Michael.

     
     
     

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Sonny asks Dante to protect Michael with his legal troubles. Dante tells Sonny he will not sacrifice his badge. Sonny tells Kristina that she is always welcome in his home even with his new wife because a father's heart is always with his children. Sonny goes to see Luke, who is in total despair and wants to take his life by confronting Jason with an empty gun. Sonny says he needs to think about his children. They need him. Later, Luke's family has an intervention with family and friends around Luke. Sonny tells Luke that his relationship with Lucky was what made Sonny want to become a father. Brenda agrees to a DNA test for Lucian. She says she understands Sonny's concerns and agrees it's a good idea. When Brenda and Robin take Lucian to Kelly's for ice cream, he disappears.

     
     

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Lucian disappears from Kelly's. Brenda is frantic. Sonny is convinced Suzanne is involved. Brenda is hysterical. Dante tracks down a lead. A witness saw Suzanne at the airport with a child matching Lucian's description.

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Sonny and Dante work together to try and find leads on Suzanne and Lucian. Brenda makes a public plea to on television help find her son. Spinelli helps to track down Suzanne to San Antonio. Sonny asks for Carly to go with them, so she can take care of Lucian while Sonny deals with Suzanne. When Sonny, Dante and Carly find Suzanne in a park, she is with a different child named Alec. Suzanne admits he is her real grandson. Dante coaxes Suzanne to let Carly take Alec to the car. Suzanne gives Alec to Carly. Suzanne then holds Sonny at knife point as Dante demands she let Sonny go.

     
     

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After Suzanne threatens Sonny, he is able to grab the knife away from her. Dante arrests Suzanne. Sonny brings Alec back to Port Charles and introduces him to Brenda. Brenda is angry at Sonny for not letting her go on the trip. Sonny tries to explain that he just wanted Brenda's child safe. Sonny and Brenda have a discussion about his business and if Brenda can live the life.

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Sonny and Brenda have a heart to heart talk. Sonny says that he will always do everything he can do protect his family. But the reality is that something could still happen. Dante comes to see Sonny. He asks him to go talk to Luke at the Haunted Star because Lulu is very upset. Sonny says he will do anything for Dante and goes to see Luke. Luke confides in Sonny that he is turning into his father. He hates himself. Sonny listens to Luke and tells him he knows what needs to be done. Luke needs to get help. Kristina comes to Brenda for advice about how to look older for Ethan. Sonny gets upset and says she cannot date Ethan, he is too old. Sonny warns Ethan to stay away from his daughter.

     
     

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Sonny and Brenda have an argument about Kristina. Later, they more calmly discuss how they are going to communicate about the kids. Sonny doesn't want Brenda to dispute him in front of his kids and wants a united front. They agree to do the same with Alec. Brenda expresses some insecurities about being Alec's mother. Sonny tells her to spend time with him and everything will be fine. Brenda goes to meet Sonny at his office and her and Alec see a dead body slumped at Sonny's desk. Sonny and Brenda have a discussion about Alec's safety. Sonny again tells Brenda that he will do the best he can to protect his family. Brenda asks Michael and Kristina about growing up in the mob. They both say that they had certain rules and bodyguards, but that they knew their father loved them. Brenda tells Sonny that she knows he would be a good father to Alec, but that might not be enough.

     
     

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Brenda asks Jason to take over Sonny's business. Sonny gently explains to Brenda that it just isn't possible. Sonny tells Brenda that he is in the business for life and if he leaves, he will not be able to provide protection for his family. Brenda says she understands. Sonny and Brenda make love. Sonny tells Alexis and Carly that he wants to have a graduation party for Michael and Kristina. Alexis tells Sonny that she already has made plans, so why doesn't he just come to her house. Sonny agrees. Alexis finds out that Kristina has gone to the Dominican Republic with Ethan and thinks that she's there to marry him. She tells Sonny and they get on the plane to try and intercede with Ethan and Kristina's plans.

     

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Sonny and Alexis arrive at the Dominican Republic to rescue Kristina from a marriage to Ethan. It turns out that Ethan is just getting a divorce from Maya and Kristina went with him. Sonny and Alexis bring back both Kristina and Ethan. Sonny tells Kristina that Ethan is too old for her and she can't see him. Kristina gets in a fight with Sonny and tells him she's an adult now. Later, Sonny warns Ethan not to see Kristina. Michael and Kristina have their High School Graduation ceremony at Madison Prep. Michael punches Bryce during the ceremony because he taunts Kristina about Kiefer. After Michael is denied his diploma, Sonny threatens the Mayor and he gets the diploma to give to Michael. Back at the house, Sonny, Carly, Alexis and the rest of the family congratulate the kids on their graduation. Sonny tells his kids he is proud of them.

     
     
     
     

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Brenda is at Kelly's with Alec when Anthony comes in and threatens her. Brenda is shaken and tells Sonny that Anthony has had encounters with her several times. Sonny tells Brenda he will protect her. Sonny warns Anthony to leave his family alone. Sonny and Michael talk about his job at the warehouse. Michael wants to start from the bottom and work his way up. Sonny reluctantly agrees. Sonny and Alexis talk about Kristina dating Ethan. Sonny is in overprotective mode and Alexis tries to get him to be more realistic. Dante asks Sonny if he knows where Luke is at. Sonny says he hasn't had any contact with him, but suspects he could have gone back to Florida.

     
     
     

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Sonny tells Dante that Luke is going back to his roots because that's where he feels comfortable. Sonny shares with Dante about growing up with Deke and that if someone treats you like dirt, after a while, you start to believe it. Sonny tries to get Dante to understand that people like Sonny and Luke, who had rough childhoods, are easily drawn back into the gutter because that's all they know. Dante thanks Sonny for trying to explain things to him. Sonny and Brenda get caught up in the custody fight between Carly and Jax. Jax gives Brenda a subpoena to testify against Carly. Spinelli pulls a gun on Sonny.

     
     

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Sonny demands his money from Spinelli, who now has forgotten how to use a computer. Sonny and Brenda start having a romantic evening when Carly comes in and tells Sonny that both Michael and Morgan are being called to the witness stand in Jax's custody case. Sonny is angry. Sonny confronts Jax and tells him by the time this is finished, Jax will be done. Brenda is at the park with Alec, when gunfire rings out. Brenda is shaken. Sonny tries to comfort Brenda, but she is upset. Sonny and Brenda both go to the courthouse for the custody hearing. Kristina arrives and tells Sonny she will testify that Josslyn is lucky to have Sonny in her life. Sonny thanks her, but says it's not a good idea.

     
     

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Carly and Jax's custody trial continues. The judge hears testimony from Brenda and Sonny, which helps Jax's case. Sonny finds out that Jax paid off the mediator and promises Carly he will take care of everything and not to worry. Sonny sets a trap for Jax after finding out that Grace was paid off by Jax. Molly tells Morgan that Jax is about to take his sister away so they make a plan to save Josslyn by taking her away. Sonny tells Brenda that he didn't come home last night because of business and apologizes to Brenda. They make up. Jason comes by and Sonny tells him Jax is getting what he deserves.

     
     

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Brenda is angry at Sonny. She wants him to admit what he did to Jax. Sonny refuses. Brenda tells Sonny she doesn't like him anymore and is moving out. Carly tells Sonny he might lose Brenda. Sonny says they will work it out. Sonny goes to Brenda, who is staying at the Metro Court, and asks her to come home. Brenda tells Sonny that she can't. Sonny tells Brenda that they are married and they need to work this out. Brenda tells Sonny she knows his life will never change and he can't keep her and Alec safe. She is leaving. Sonny is heartbroken. He goes home. Carly tells him to fight for Brenda. Sonny says it's over. Brenda comes back to Greystone. She tells Sonny that he is not the man she thought he was. She wants Sonny to apologize for what he did to Jax. Sonny refuses. Sonny tells Brenda that power is more important to him than love, because love never lasts. Brenda says she is leaving. Sonny tells her he can't give her what she needs. They have a heartbreaking goodbye as Brenda returns her wedding rings. When Brenda leaves, Sonny collapses in the chair and cries.

     
     

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Sonny is sitting on some steps in Bensonhurst. He is distraught and disheveled. He is holding out a cup and someone thinks he's homeless and gives him money. Later, Sonny returns to Port Charles. He destroys everything in the bedroom. Robin comes by to give him Brenda's goodbye letter. Sonny tries to push Robin away. She finds his bottle of Lithium on the floor. He hasn't taken his medication for three months. Sonny tells her he doesn't want to take it. Jason comes by to talk to Sonny about business. Sonny is a mess. Sonny and Jason have a long talk about Sonny's breakup with Brenda, how much he is hurting, and how he is starting to have another breakdown. Sonny doesn't care, but Jason reminds him that his kids do care. Sonny rips up Brenda's letter and doesn't read it. Sonny confronts Johnny on the docks and warns him about not running drugs in Port Charles. Sonny tells Carly he's tired of apologizing for what he does and who he is. At the Metro Court, Sonny and Olivia have a heart to heart talk. They talk about old times in Bensonhurst. Sonny says he will always have pain and it will never go away.

     
     
     

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Sonny is searching for Jax, who has returned to Port Charles. He realizes that Jax took Josslyn when she is gone from her bedroom. Olivia comes over to Carly's house and tries to tell Sonny not to go after Jax, but Sonny is on a mission to find him. Sonny and Olivia confront Skye and ask if she has seen Jax. She denies she knows where he is. Sonny ditches Olivia and goes to look for Jax on his own. He looks in Jax's abandoned car, then he heads to Jax's plane. The plane is empty. Dante arrives and confronts Sonny about going after Jax. Dante tries to arrest Sonny, but Sonny decks Dante and leaves.

     

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Sonny finds Jax at Robin's house. Jax has returned Josslyn to Carly. Sonny and Jax have an intense confrontation. Robin tries to diffuse the situation, but Sonny's gun goes off and Robin gets hurt. Robin is fine, but tells Jax to leave. Patrick arrives and tells Sonny to leave. Sonny goes back to the restaurant, where Dante has him arrested for hitting a cop. Dante keeps Sonny in custody so he won't go after Jax. Sonny is kept in jail. Dante wants him to confess about what he did to Jax, because he tells Sonny that Jax's plane went down in the harbor. Sonny refuses to talk without a lawyer. Sonny has a claustrophobic attack and hallucinates that Jax is in his cell. Jax tells Sonny that Brenda was in the plane crash. Sonny wakes up in confusion. Sonny is released due to lack of evidence. When Carly finds out Jax is presumed dead, she blames Sonny. She slaps him in the face. She vows that he will never see his kids again. A parade of people continue to lecture Sonny, including Robin, Abby, and Dante. Sonny prays in the hospital chapel. Michael is the only person that supports Sonny.

     
     

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Sonny talks to Sam to find out how Jason is doing. He is still in a coma. Alexis and Kristina confront Sonny about Jax's "death." They are both angry at Sonny. Anthony tries to "visit" Jason in the hospital. Sonny warns Anthony about keeping the peace. Carly sends Morgan away to military school.

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Kristina has surgery and might be paralyzed. Molly does research and lets everyone know that the reason for Kristina's neck injury is from the car bomb. Sonny is devastated to learn he might be responsible. Sonny's in his office when Kate comes by. She's angry at Sonny about what happened to Jax. Sonny and Kate talk about how Sonny is doing. Sonny says he is doing fine. Kate says she doesn't think so. He is his own worst enemy. Sonny goes to the hospital to check on Kristina. He tells her about a beautiful place by the island and invites her to come with him. Sonny stops by to ask Kate if she would go to Jason and Sam's wedding with him. She reminds him that it's not a good idea, because it's the same date and same church where Sonny and Kate almost married three years ago. Later, Kate shows up at the reception.

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Sonny and Kate talk at Jason's wedding reception. They banter back and forth about the past. Kristina asks Kate if she could work at Crimson. Sonny is sorry that Kate is struggling with being at the same church where they were supposed to get married. Alexis tells Kate she doesn't want Kristina to go into fashion, she wants her to go to Yale. Sonny gets a call from Olivia that Dante has been shot at the warehouse. Sonny rushes to the hospital to check on Dante. He can't see Dante, but he donates blood for him. Michael tells Sonny that something isn't right at the warehouse. Sonny says he will take care of it. Johnny shows up at the hospital. Sonny suspects he is involved in Dante's shooting. Sonny offers a truce with Johnny to keep him off balance, knowing he is involved. Sonny tells Michael his plans for Johnny. Michael wants to help.

 
     

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Sonny is on the roof of the hospital waiting for word on Dante. Kate comes to see how he is doing. Sonny tells her how much he loves Dante, how he will never forgive himself for shooting his own son, and how much he hates what his world does to his children. Sonny and Kate talk about Bensonhurst and how he hated Deke, but that Kate gave him something to live for. Sonny and Olivia stay vigil at Dante's bedside. Michael wants to help Sonny take Johnny down, but Sonny tells Michael he's doesn't need his help. Michael is upset and says that Sonny doesn't trust him. Sonny sits vigil at Dante's bedside. He tells Kate how much he wished he could have seen Dante grow up. Sonny finds Michael at the warehouse trying to move the drugs that the Zacchara's set Sonny up with. Sonny tells Michael he will take care of it. The cops arrive and Sonny has to stay in the panic room, as Michael and Kate distract the cops. Sonny brings Kate flowers to thank her for what she did. Kristina gets into Yale.

     
     
     
     

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Sonny runs into Lulu at Crimson. He gives her some advice about Dante. He tells her that if she doesn't think she can live the life of being a cops wife, she needs to tell Dante the truth. Sonny goes to Jake's to find Kate. Sonny starts talking about the key chain he has in his hand. He reveals to Kate that he went back to Bensonhurst and bought his old house. He tells her about what Deke did to him in the closet. Sonny destroyed the door and kept a part of it for the key chain. Kate tells him that's a bad idea, but Sonny says it's good because he's trying to own his past. Alexis stops by Sonny's office. He tells her he wants to give Kristina a going away dinner. Alexis says that's a good idea. Sonny tells Alexis he will be inviting Kate. Alexis warns Sonny that he should be cautious with Kate. Sonny says he just wants to see where this goes.

     

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Sonny stops by Crimson to ask Kate to dinner. She says no, but she might stop by for a drink. Sonny invites Dante to the dinner party for Kristina. Alexis worries Kristina will find out that Sonny pulled strings to get her into Yale. Sonny tells Alexis not to worry. Sonny and Kate have drinks together and reminisce about a Halloween party at Bensonhurst where Sonny gave Kate her first kiss. Sonny's goodbye dinner party for Kristina gets started. Michael arrives with Abby. Dante arrives with Lulu. Olivia brings some food. Kristina finally arrives. Sonny and Kristina have a heartfelt goodbye. Everyone is moved by Sonny's beautiful toast to Kristina. The party continues as Kristina says her goodbyes to everyone.

     
     
     
     

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Sonny goes to Jake's after Kristina's dinner party. Kate is there and they start talking. Sonny and Kate dance and Sonny kisses Kate. But then Sonny starts pulling away and tells Kate he wants to do this right. He doesn't want to rush anything. Sonny visits Olivia and asks if he has a real chance with Kate. Olivia says that Kate is afraid of getting her heart broken. Sonny gets a call from Kate. Her car broke down and she needs help. Sonny goes to help Kate and finds Johnny helping her. He tells Johnny to take Olivia home. Sonny and Kate kiss.

     

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Luke visits Sonny at the restaurant. He wants an apology for Sonny's role in the intervention. Sonny refused to apologize and says he was doing it for Luke's kids. They talk about Dante and Lulu getting married. Luke says you have to let your kids go. Sonny tells Luke that their children will always need them. Sonny talks to Alexis and asks her to be his lawyer. Alexis balks, but eventually agrees to represent him since Diane is quitting. Sonny signs the divorce papers from Brenda. He sends Kate some gifts and asks her to go to NYC with him. Kate agrees. Sonny and Kate arrive in NYC. Kate encourages Sonny go go back to where it all started. His home in Bensonhurst to face his past.

     

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Sonny is unable to enter his old Bensonhurst home. He returns to the hotel with Kate. Sonny thinks it's a bad idea to revisit his past. Kate tells him he needs to do this to move forward, that Deke follows him like a dark shadow every day of his life. Sonny says he doesn't want Kate to enter the home either because it's like walking through hell. Kate tells Sonny she will go with him when he is ready. Sonny and Kate decide to visit places in Manhattan for the evening. Kate takes Sonny to some art galleries. When they return to the hotel, she gently tells him he needs to go back to his home. Sonny is not ready. Finally, Sonny and Kate return to Sonny's old home. Sonny wants to go in alone. He tells Kate that Deke was an angel who was a cop and went to church and Sonny was the bad boy. No one would have believed him if he asked for help. Kate agrees to leave as Sonny enters the house.

     
     

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Sonny enters his childhood home. He is cautious and apprehensive. He looks around the house and then walks towards the closet. A cop barges in the room and wants to know what Sonny is doing. Sonny explains that he bought the property. The cop tells Sonny the history of the home. That Sonny Corinthos was a punk who used to beat his mother and had his stepfather murdered. Sonny shows the cop his ID and he's surprised that it is Sonny Corinthos. Sonny remembers "Jimmy" from the neighborhood. Sonny kicks the cop out and as he's leaving, Sonny tells him Deke was a bad man. Sonny walks over to the closet again. He yells out at Deke in anger. He glances back at the closet and sees himself as a small boy crying in the closet. Sonny covers his face and starts to cry. Sonny starts talking to the little boy. The boy tells Sonny he is him. Sonny starts getting upset because he never wants to be that little boy again. That boy was weak and powerless. Sonny runs an empire and is feared and respected. Sonny wants the boy to go away. Kate enters the house and Sonny goes to her and holds on to her, trying to gain his composure. Later, they return to the hotel. Sonny tries to kiss Kate, but she resists. Kate doesn't want to be hurt by Sonny. She says he always tries to ignore his pain by either drinking or having a women with him. Sonny says he doesn't want to talk about Deke anymore. Kate says that is the problem. They argue some more. Finally, Sonny says they should go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Kate agrees and they leave the hotel together to go ice skating.

     
     

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Sonny and Kate sit at a Bensonhurst park and talk about old times. Mrs. Luccesi from the old neighborhood stops by and visits. She tells Kate to stay away from Sonny even though he has given money to renovate the park. She tells Kate that Sonny is still a thug just like he was when they were growing up. Kate defends Sonny. They both decide that they don't care what people say about them anymore. Sonny and Kate decide to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center and have some fun. The next day, Kate is looking for Sonny and finds him sitting on the stoop of his old home. She asks him if he went inside. Sonny says no. Kate ask Sonny if he had any childhood Christmas traditions. Sonny tells her that she doesn't want to hear more stories about Deke, but Kate says she does. Sonny painfully tells her how horrible the Christmas holidays were with his drunk, abusive stepfather. Kate comforts Sonny.

     

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Sonny and Kate are outside of Sonny's old Bensonhurst home. Kate says she lost her earrings inside. Sonny volunteers to go in and look for it. When Sonny enters the house it is all decorated for Christmas. There is a Christmas tree, lights, presents, and food. Sonny is very surprised. Kate tells him she wanted him to have the Christmas he never had. Sonny thanks her. Sonny feels that maybe he can finally make some peace with what happened in this house. Kate suggests that they turn the house into something positive. She says they could make it into a shelter for abused women and children. Sonny wants to do it. Later, back at the hotel. Sonny and Kate start kissing. Sonny gets a call from Max. There's been an ambush at the restaurant and Bernie has been shot. Sonny has to return to Port Charles. Jason admits to Sonny that he isn't right and that he keeps making mistakes. Jason tells Sonny he can't control his anger and has blackouts. Sonny says he is there for him. Jason tells Sonny about Abby being killed. Sonny goes to talk to Michael and console his son. Michael wants more responsibility in the business. Sonny tells him that is not going to happen.

     
     

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Sonny is waiting for Kate at the Crimson offices. He wants to apologize for leaving NYC on Christmas. Kate is acting cold and distant. Sonny tells her that he is trying really hard to change and thinks that they have a chance. Kate continues to act cold. Sonny invites her over to his house to open a few Christmas presents. Kate doesn't answer him. Sonny tells her about Abby getting killed. Kate says she isn't the one to talk to because she doesn't have kids. Dante and Lulu arrive back in Port Charles after their marriage. Sonny has left them a gift of coffee and a check for $100, 000. Dante isn't sure if he should take the money. Later, Sonny goes to talk to Dante. Sonny congratulates him on his marriage to Lulu. Dante says thanks. Sonny asks Dante to go talk to Michael, because he is very upset about Abby. Dante says of course he will. Sonny warns the Zacchara's to leave Michael alone. He tells Anthony and Johnny about the death of Abby and not to take advantage of Michael. Dante visits Sonny at the restaurant and tells him he will help with Michael, but he cannot take Sonny's check. Sonny tells Dante he wants to have a relationship with him. Dante is unsure because Sonny is a criminal and he can't get past that. Sonny tells Dante that they can just talk about baseball and have barbecues. Dante agrees to go to a party at the Metro Court on New Year's Eve, but only to help Michael. Sonny tells Dante he will donate the check to charity in Dante's name. Sonny and Kate arrive at the Metro Court. Everyone is there. Michael makes a toast to Carly. He confronts her about Jax being alive. Carly admits the truth. Sonny is furious that Carly hurt the boys when she knew Jax was really alive.