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.
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.