Sonny and Courtney's First Scene

Sonny is at his Penthouse talking on the phone. He wants Janine brought over. There’s a knock on the door. “I think a piece of the puzzle just blew my way,” he says, as he hangs up the phone. December 21, 2001.

Sonny opens the door to Zander and Courtney. He lets them in and Zander introduces Courtney.

Courtney: I hope we’re not interrupting.

Sonny: No, not at all. I was expecting you. Glad you’re here.

(Next scene)

Sonny: One of my businesses is importing coffee. This is actually my favorite blend.

(He hands Courtney a cup of coffee). But, don’t feel pressure if you don’t like it.

Courtney: Thank you. Zander says that you might be able to help me locate somebody. Her name’s Janine Matthews. She’s from . . .

Sonny: Atlantic City. Yeah, I know Janine. She was here yesterday.

Courtney: Do you know where she is now?

Sonny: Sure.

(Zander decides to leave and Courtney suddenly feels uncomfortable).

Sonny: Am I making you nervous?

Courtney: Not at all. You’re being very nice. Although it is weird being here. I don’t even know your name.

Sonny. Sonny. Sonny Corinthos (he shakes her hand).

Courtney: Fine (nervous). I didn’t know you were Sonny Corinthos. Zander left that part out.

Sonny: Yeah. Zander is very protective of my privacy. Why don’t you sit down?

Courtney: (Sits down on couch. Sonny does too.) I guess I can understand. I mean, you’re in the news a lot. All about your money and power . . . complications with the FBI. Not to be rude, but what possible business could you have with Janine? She’s a croupier at a casino. A legal casino. The Stardust in Atlantic City. I mean sure, we need money. No offense, but not enough to get involved with anything that you do. So, whatever you promised Janine, or whatever she promised you back, I know you’re a very powerful man, but no matter how powerful you are if anything happens to my mother . . .

Sonny: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re mother’s fine. As a matter of fact, I’m expecting her any second. But, if it’ll make you breath any easier, why don’t I put a call into your father?

Courtney: You’re offering to call my father?

Sonny: If it’ll make you feel better, sure. I already told you, you have nothing to worry about. But you still seem a little uncomfortable. And I can understand why, considering what you think you know about me. Let me tell you something. I don’t hurt women. Your mother’s fine. But, if I were you I’d want to let someone know who I was with, where I was at. That would be the smart thing to do. Do you want me to call your father?

Courtney: You must not know my mom very well.

Sonny: Why would you say that?

Courtney: Because if you did, you’d know my father . . .

Janine: (She walks into the Penthouse) What are you doing with my kid? I can’t believe you brought my daughter here.

Courtney: (Stands up from couch) I came here on my own.

Janine: To see Sonny Corinthos?

Courtney: No, to find you. The car broke down outside of town. I got a ride from this guy.

Janine: Did you get in a car with a stranger?

Courtney: I’m obviously okay. He told me he knew this guy in town that would help me find you. It turned out to be Sonny Corinthos. I haven’t seen you in weeks. Can I at least get a hello?

Janine: (They hug each other) I love you. I missed you so much. Now go downstairs and wait for me in the lobby.

Courtney: I’m not going anywhere without you.

Janine: I just have some loose ends I have to tie up with Mr. Corinthos. It’s business.

Courtney: Fine. I’ll wait.

Janine: It’s a little private.

Courtney: How private can it be. The man barely knows you. He doesn’t even know that my father’s dead.

Mike: (He comes out of the elevator and walks up to Johnny). I need to see Sonny.

Johnny: He’s in the middle of something. You’ll have to come back.

Mike: This is important Johnny.

Johnny: I’ll give him a message.

Mike. This is a message I have to tell him myself. If I don’t do it now it will be too late.

(Back to the Penthouse)

Courtney: Mom. What are you doing here? Are you in some kind of trouble?

Janine: Go down to the lobby right now. I’ll explain everything later.

Courtney: But, Mom . . .

Janine: Right now.

Courtney: (Turns to Sonny, who has been silently listening to their conversation) I guess I’m going to wait in the lobby. It was nice to meet you Mr. Corinthos.

Sonny: Yeah. You too. (He shakes her hand).

Courtney: Sorry our visit was so strange. I hope this business deal makes us obscenely rich. Almost as much as I hope this doesn’t land my mother in jail.

Sonny: I guarantee there isn’t going to be any jail time. As far as money, it’s too soon to say. Merry Christmas.

Mike: (Storms into the Penthouse. Everyone turns around and looks at him. Courtney looks shocked).

Courtney: Daddy?