I realize far more important things than this happened last week, like Genie Francis (!) and new Dillon (!!) and Morgan finally admitting he’s been a giant turd bucket (!!!) to Michael.
But can I just take a minute to deal with the latter’s father, aka Lord King Turd Bucket, and the incredible amount of bullshit that came out of his mouth on Friday?
SONNY: You know what, I’m trying to be nice here out of respect for Bobbie, and your daughter.
SCOTTY: Don’t! Don’t you ever bring up my daughter Karen! She would be Chief of Staff now if she was alive.
SONNY: I cared for Karen very much.
SCOTTY: No, you didn’t. You hooked her on drugs. You got two daughters — how would you like it if some low life like you hooked your daughters and then turned them out?
SONNY: It was an accident, Scotty! A random act of fate! But you couldn’t accept that. You had to blame somebody, so you blame me! You know why? Because you couldn’t look in the mirror.
If I can inject some 90s realness here for a second: sure, let’s extend the benefit of the doubt that Sonny did not give Karen drugs with the express purpose of turning her into an addict. I mean, all he did was give a traumatized teenager tranquilizers because she was having trouble sleeping after stripping in his club every night and constantly seeing her childhood abuser around town. How could anyone have predicted that would end badly?!
But here are some other things he did because he “cared for Karen” so very much:
Nothing says love and affection like a grown man threatening his teenage girlfriend because she’s doesn’t want to be a stripper any more! Or — HAHAHA — responding to her complaints that he’s being manipulative and making her feel dirty by telling her that she must have wanted it when she was molested as a child. (Yeah. THAT HAPPENED.)
In conclusion: Sonny would 100% murder anyone treated his daughters the way he treated Karen. And the fact that more than 20 years later, he still can’t even admit that what he did to her was wrong and is instead attempting to pass the blame to Scotty — who the writers didn’t even know was her father at the time — says pretty much everything there is to say about how little he’s actually changed.
At the very least, it puts more perspective on Morgan needing only a couple months to admit he was wrong for endangering his siblings’ lives. Good job, kid! You’re terrible, but still better than your dad, I guess?