If you’re wondering about that sound you heard the other day, it was the last piece of my soul dying when Michael introduced himself as “Michael Corinthos.”
But no one can escape the mob these days! Not even Milo, who we’re casually told flunked out of that boring old civilian life. Well, I’m sure Epiphany won’t mind dating a low level flunky for the same organization that got her only son killed! Good luck to those crazy star-crossed kids.
Meanwhile, Maurice Bernard gave a fascinating interview, in which he opined on the subject of the oppressive manpain our poor heroic Don must endure every day of his terrible, horrible, no good life of… incredible wealth, loving family, and the slavish devotion of an entire town:
DC: I see a lot of fans on social media saying Sonny never pays for his crimes. Do you think the sins of the father are being visited on the sons?
MB: Well, I think the Sonny haters feel like he’s never paid for his crimes, but the truth is I’ve played his pain for 22 years. If he goes to prison for 10 years then that means I’ve left the show. We have to remember it is a soap opera. I can only play and live with the pain of the character and hope that I can convey the torture he’s been through.
I think I can speak for all of the “haters” with this reaction:
How about this, Maurice? Instead of sending Sonny off to prison for 10 years, we just let him suffer the natural consequences of his actions for more than five minutes. Like — and I know this sounds crazy — what if Michael stayed mad about AJ? And he took Avery away for her own protection? And changed his name to Quartermaine?
I hate this effing show sometimes. I really do.