Some things never change.

And Carly’s capacity for self-delusion is definitely one of them. There were so many jaw-droppingly CRAZY words coming out of her mouth during her confrontation with Michael, that I don’t think I can capture them all without transcribing the entire scene.

But let’s just start with this, which is an actual expression that her face actually made in response to Michael accurately pointing out Sonny’s failure to ever keep anyone safe:

Carly's delusional face

That is no beginner’s outrage right there. That is a level of disingenuous disbelief that only a true master of willful hypocrisy could ever attain. “How dare you use true facts to win this fight!” that expression says. “HOW DARE YOU, SIR.”

Most of the argument boiled down to Michael pointing out ways in which Sonny has failed each and every one of his children and Carly countering with gems like: “Sonny is a good father!” and “Sonny loved you with your whole heart!” and “Yes, but why can’t you just believe he won’t suck this time?”

Carly's delusional face2

Michael's beautiful hatred

But my personal favorite was this exchange:

CARLY: The best of who he is is wrapped up in him being a father. Sonny’s loyalty and kindness and generosity and love… it’s all tied up in giving his kids the life he never had. Please don’t take that away from Avery.
MICHAEL: You want me to risk her life so that Sonny can feel better about himself?
CARLY: No.
MICHAEL: Okay, but that is literally what you just said, so…

Oh, sorry, that last line was actually me, shouting at the television screen. MY BAD.

Anyway, it should go without saying that Michael’s beautiful hatred continues to give my life, and even though I strongly suspect Avery isn’t actually Sonny’s child at all, I wish him all the best in his quest to make his terrible parents as miserable as possible. Hate on, good buddy. Hate like the wind!

despair-divider

Elsewhere, Ned is obviously about to pretend he’s the father of Olivia’s baby, which could be interesting by forcing Alexis to be on the other side of the same decision she made with Sonny, but will most likely just be annoying and tedious.

But on the upside, Alexis and Julian are back at the “hotly making handcuff jokes” phase of their relationship. Which is clearly my happy place.

Julian and Alexis reunited

I will never understand why the writers work so hard to make Julian unlikeable when William deVry is so effortlessly charming whenever they’re not bogging him down with garbage plotting or enraging dialog.

I mean, just look at this suave bastard. Look at him!

Julian shirtless

The doctor prescribed at least four hours
of shirtlessness a day.

I should not be shaking my fist at his pretty face at least once a month, you know? I want to like Julian, writers! Stop making it so hard!

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18 thoughts on “Some things never change.

  1. OMG, I love how the constant “Sonny is a good father” defense is always ONLY b/c he loves his children. The judge should totally be all, “Oh, okay then…” LOL! I think actual (good) parenting is involved, but details, I guess.

    I love that first pic of Carly b/c I imagine that’s the face everyone makes when they see her coming.

    I was initially on the fence about Michael suing for custody. I was hoping Kiki would, thus finally giving me something to root for with this girl, and that Michael would throw all of his support behind her. But since he’s going after Sonny full throttle, and upsetting Carly in the process, I am good with his bid for custody.

    Also, I don’t want to constantly hear that Sonny should have Avery b/c he’s her father (which I also think is a big, fat lie), when Carly and Sonny did whatever they wanted regarding A.J.’s child. They can’t have it both ways. I am loving this!

    I would be over the moon if someone reminded Carly that she did, in fact, have Sonny sign away his parental rights and did, in fact, send him away b/c Sonny was not a safe parent.

  2. I will never understand why the writers work so hard to make Julian unlikeable when William deVry is so effortlessly charming whenever they’re not bogging him down with garbage plotting or enraging dialog.

    I mean, just look at this suave bastard. Look at him!

    I agree…I don’t get it at all.

    and I wish that the judge would actually say that in the end, sonny is a good father why exactly,

    susan

    • If Maxie’s custody judge gets this case and reads Sonny the riot act, it will finally justify that crappy character’s existence.

      • Oh, I would LOVE for him to get Judge Walters for this case! Seeing how he went in on Maxie, and she hasn’t done a fraction of the things Sonny has, could you just imagine?! Couple that with the fact that he’s Monica’s boyfriend, I am so excited at the thought.

      • If Maxie’s custody judge gets this case and reads Sonny the riot act, it will finally justify that crappy character’s existence

        me too

        susan

        what about that judge that said that if sonny did one more thing wrong……I still remember, Michael wouldnt’ have gone to jail if it wasn’t for him and carly covering up everything, I wish that judge would come back and throw the book at st sonny

  3. The answer to the second part of your column is in the top part. Any mobster who’s brought on as an adversary against Sonny’s going to be written as the bad guy to Sonny’s heroic (cough) coffee (cough) importer who’ll do anything to protect his harem of molls and his children. 20 years later, and the show’s still not told us what Sonny’s illegal activities even are and Julian? Well the viewers knew when Fluke dumped a kilo of coke in front of him at the art gallery, after a PSA given by Julian of all people, on how Sonny actually apparently is a card carrying member of DARE who fights against evil drug dealers like (boo, hiss) Julian who never dealt drugs during his previous incarnation on the canvas in the late 1980s. It’s an unwritten rule unfortunately that only Sonny can be heroic and apparently have custody of the brain as well.

    Only he could be “redeemed” as saving all of the dozen people who went to the HS party even though Julian saved him from getting shot down by Johnny and Ava saved them all by letting them crash her escape plan.

    Funny thing is that while Sonny and his enablers like Carly-moll are yelling to the heavens that Sonny’s this great father despite the fact that he’s shot two of his kids point blank. It’s not just Carly, but Olivia too yesterday.

    Julian’s actually learning how to be a better parent over time rather than claiming he is or surrounding himself with an enabling choir to do that. It’s much better to watch that evolve over time. It’s fun to watch him grapple with that role in his children’s life even if he’s given much less time on canvas to interact with his kids than either Sonny or Carly.

    . After all so far, Julian hasn’t shot any of his kids and put them in comas for over a year. Carly just comes off as totally ridiculous because she was shot in the head by Sonny while birthing Morgan and obviously it’s still affecting her intelligence.

    The latest baby daddy story so far looks like a retread of the 2002 story but realistically (relatively speaking of course) it can’t work, because Olivia blabbed to just about everyone about her ONS as if she were the cheerleader bagging the high school quarterback. Her roster of confidentes even included blabbermouth Carly. And Alexis would be reliving her own history only now playing the “Carly” role.

    I think the baby storyline is silly mainly because they’re already doing one with Avery, Ava, Carly, Sonny and a village of people. I wouldn’t mind if Olivia’s kid turned out to be the Stavros/Lulu embryo that Helena’s been carrying around inside her fur coat. That’s a campy enough twist for the show.

    • I think the baby storyline is silly mainly because they’re already doing one with Avery, Ava, Carly, Sonny and a village of people. I wouldn’t mind if Olivia’s kid turned out to be the Stavros/Lulu embryo that Helena’s been carrying around inside her fur coat. That’s a campy enough twist for the show.

      what….nooooooo

      I’m so done with their stupid twists….

      and the last thing we need is her carrying her own grandchild, so to speak, and the spawn of that stupid man…..

      we need to get rid of that once and for all…

      no, this baby with sonny is because they have run out of stories for him….so yeah let’s give him another baby that he can screw up in the end….

      that’s the only reason that they’re doing this story…….

      susan

    • I think it’s either Morgan and Carly convinced Silas to switch the results, or it’s someone else entirely that Ava slept with off screen. They never did a true paternity test for either Morgan or Sonny. All the did was establish the baby wasn’t related to Carly. So the field is wide open.

      • I think it’s either Morgan and Carly convinced Silas to switch the results, or it’s someone else entirely that Ava slept with off screen. They never did a true paternity test for either Morgan or Sonny. All the did was establish the baby wasn’t related to Carly. So the field is wide open

        we don’t need any more characters…we need for morgan to be the father and be done with it

        susan

  4. I want Morgan to be the baby Daddy as since he’s on Team Sonny, and will be furious that his mother tried to take away his kid, while Sonny refuses to give up the baby. Good times folks!

    I heart Michael Quartermaine these days. Go on boy with your total hatred of all things Sonny and Carly. My only concern is RC will retconn that AJ is either alive or put the killing on another character’s shoulders.

  5. Carly went from unwatchable with Franco, but I forgave her for it cause it was bullshit, and then when Sonny and Carly started their affair she became kinda tolerable again, and this full blown Sonny ass kisser mode has made her intolerable again. That scene with her and Sonny in the fireplace with Avery? uuuugh. “oh yay happy Valentine’s day! Ava and AJ had to die to make this happen, our eldest son’s heart had to break to make this happen, and this baby was created when you stabbed our other son in the back! but woo hoo let’s act like none of that affects us at all! haha!”

    • Carly went from unwatchable with Franco, but I forgave her for it cause it was bullshit, and then when Sonny and Carly started their affair she became kinda tolerable again, and this full blown Sonny ass kisser mode has made her intolerable again. That scene with her and Sonny in the fireplace with Avery? uuuugh. “oh yay happy Valentine’s day! Ava and AJ had to die to make this happen, our eldest son’s heart had to break to make this happen, and this baby was created when you stabbed our other son in the back! but woo hoo let’s act like none of that affects us at all! haha!”

      and we got cheated out of more julexis…to see that junk

      susan

  6. aj knew that he had done wrong…and he apologised…has sonny……if he has, I might have missed it, because I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth…

    susan

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