Sonny and Mike Talk about Adela
Sonny has just found out that Ric Lansing is his brother. He wants to ask Mike what he remembers about his mother. May 2, 2003.
Mike: Well, I haven't heard from you in quite a while.
Sonny: Yeah. What do you know about the man that my mother used to work for? Trevor Lansing? (break)
Sonny: (He and Mike sit on couch). So my mother never said anything about working for her boss?
Mike: I was in and out of town. I mean, we were newly divorced, so we stuck to all the safe subjects, you know, the weather, how much you had grown.
Sonny: She liked him. He let us use the house on Martha's Vineyard.
Mike: Oh, yeah, yeah, I remember that. I called Adela and said I wanted to stop by to see you, and she said that her boss was loaning her the summerhouse and she was taking you to the beach, yeah.
Sonny: Didn't seem strange to you?
Mike: Michael, where are you going with this?
Sonny: His name was Lansing. Trevor Lansing.
Sonny: Ric Lansing? The man who's been trying to destroy me?
Mike: Now wait a minute. Are you saying that Ric Lansing is Trevor Lansing's son?
Sonny: Well, the way he says it, he's Adela's son, my brother.
Mike: No, that's impossible.
Sonny: OK, is that what you know or is that what you want to believe? (somewhat angrily).
Mike: Your mother never would've had an affair with anybody. She would never have done . . .
Sonny: I know. She would've never slept with her boss, let alone give up her son. But let me tell you something. He knew things about her, about me, that he would've never known unless he knew the truth. So think, Mike. Was my mother pregnant that summer?
Mike: I don't know.
Sonny: Was she happy? Did she tell you she had a chance at a decent life?
Mike: She said she was taking you to Martha's Vineyard, that her boss gave her the house for the summer. That's all I know! Wait a minute. I went to San Francisco, and when I got back I found Adela had been in the hospital. And nobody would tell me why.
Sonny: Trevor Lansing was going to marry her. There was an accident. She fell. She lost her chance at a great life, a baby, a house on Martha's Vineyard. So she went back, and that's where she met Deke. Now, I have always wondered why she married that bastard. Now I know why. She lost her chance at a great life, and unfortunately, it was because of me.