Sonny & Mike's First Meeting
At Luke’s. Luke introduces Mike to Sonny, having no idea that Mike is Sonny’s father. Early 1995.
Luke: Mike Corbin, Sonny Corinthos.
Sonny: (Sonny sees Mike, obviously knows him, and turns his head slightly as he smiles sarcastically like he just cannot believe it).
Mike: Hi kid.
Sonny: You, you’re Mike Corbin.
Luke: You two know each other?
Mike: Oh yeah, we go way back.
Sonny: He’s my father.
Luke: You’re joking. Mike’s your father?
Sonny: Ain’t nothing funny about it.
Mike: You are the image of your mother.
Sonny: Don’t, don’t. You have no right to even say her name.
Mike: We’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
Sonny: There’s nothing you have to say that interests me.
Mike: Oh come on…don’t be like that Michael.
Sonny: NO DON’T!! Don’t ever call me that.
Mike: You shouldn’t speak to your father like that.
Sonny: Beyond biological, you don’t bear a passing resemblance. (Sonny walks away from Mike and approaches Luke). Do you believe this guy?
Luke: I had no idea.
Sonny: Well why would you? Mike Corbin, wow…Corbin? Um, who are you hiding from this time?
Luke: (Luke obviously feels a bit uncomfortable as he suggests) “Why don’t I leave you two guys alone?”
Sonny: No, hey, it’s ok Luke, there’s nothing personal going down here. Besides you got a stake in this. He works for you. What’s the con, Mike? What angle are you playing?
Mike: No angle.
Sonny: No? There’s always an angle with you. Or maybe you thought you could pull a fast one on my partner.
Mike: No, even I’m not up to a challenge like that but you know if you’d get that chip off your shoulder Michael –
Sonny: (Sonny turns away and tries blowing him off, not wanting to hear Mike calling him by his given name).
Mike: (Mike, realizing why Sonny turned away all of the sudden, yells “SONNY!” to get Sonny to pay attention again). I wanted to see what kind of a man you’d become.
Sonny: (Sonny quips)Busy man. You should have called first.
Mike: Yeah, well, I figured the only thing I would hear on the other end of the line would be a dial tone. Besides you know me, I rarely take the easy route when I can make it complicated instead.
Sonny: Any of these complications include ripping off my band’s equipment and selling them to Luke as to ensure a warm welcome? (Sonny addresses Luke) Guy’s a genius huh?
Mike: Well I admit, the speakers were a major mistake.
Sonny: Well, see, that’s the thing about you Mike. Your idea of a major mistake is just...a no class con to the rest of us. (Sonny walks away).
Sonny: You hired him, you fire him.
Luke: Sonny, that’s the way you want to play it?
onny: I don’t, I don’t, care how it plays. I just want him out of my sight. (He walks out of the club leaving Luke and Mike at the bar).