Mike Tells Sam about Sonny    

Mike is working at Kelly's. He talks to Sam and tells her a little bit about Sonny. March 5, 2004.

Mike: Well, morning, Sam.

Sam: Hey. Good morning, Mike. I didn't know you worked here.

Mike: Yeah, well, it's a new gig. I'm doing a little bit of everything . . . cooking, waiting tables, cleaning up.

Sam: Good for you. You know, I can't do any of that, so get used to seeing me. I do takeout a lot.

Mike: Hmm. Sonny hasn't cooked for you?

Sam: Sonny can cook?

Mike: Ooh. Wait and see.

Sam: Yeah. I have a feeling that's going to be a long wait, you know, with the custody hearing and all.

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Sam: Can you turn this up? (The television)

Mike: Turn it up? Sure.

TV announcer: Alleged racketeer Michael "Sonny" Corinthos Jr. is back in court today. This time he's not facing criminal charges. He's involved in a custody dispute with his wife, Caroline Benson Corinthos. While the hearing has been closed to the public, the press reports indicate the estranged couple . . .

Mike: Whatever happened to privacy?

Sam: I'm glad they're not letting reporters in there because they could turn this thing into a three-ring circus.

Mike: Yeah. It's got to be killing Sonny. I mean, family means everything to him. I mean, I know he's had his troubles with Carly, but I would never have believed that they'd be fighting to take the kids away from each other.

Sam: Right, and there's something to be said for closure. I get the feeling Sonny's been hurting for a while and he's reached the point of no return. He just, I don't know, wants this over.

Mike: Well, no matter what the court says, Carly is still going to be the mother of his children.

Sam: And that's important to him. He's a wonderful father. He'd do anything in the world for those kids. He must've had a good role model.

Mike: Just the opposite. The smartest thing Sonny ever did was learn from my mistakes.

Sam: Come on, aren't you being a little tough on yourself?

Mike: Part of the reason that Sonny is fighting so hard to keep those boys is because he doesn't want them growing up without a father around like he did.

Sam: I feel really helpless. I wish there was something I could do.

Mike: All right, here's a lesson I learned the hard way . . . wait. Sonny will tell you when he needs you.

Sam: Why are you being so nice to me?

Mike: Why wouldn't I be? You obviously care about my son.