Breaking Up Isn't Really That Hard To Do
Did you ever break up with a guy, and your friends are crazily supportive so they take you to a great dinner, get you a spa certificate, offer to kick him in the shins, etc.? And you indulge them a little bit because they're being so sweet (and you would do many things, some illegal, for a good facial), but secretly you just want to run through the streets screaming "Thank the lord I am finally free!!!"?
If you have, then you know how Jason Morgan feels. Because he's in the midst of a breakup with his longtime
life business partner, and he may be putting on a front about how tough it is, but let me tell you, he is sooo over that bitch.
Oh, Sonny. Jason's so over you, I'm beginning to wonder whether he was ever under you. (Even Ross Gellar is cooler than Sonny at this point, BTW.)
So, Jason may have moved on already, but I need to focus for a bit longer on this breakup of the
century decade year sweeps period, okay?
Sonny: You gonna tell me you decided to take over the organization?
Jason: Yeah, I'll take over. If you give up Michael and Morgan.
Sonny: My reason for getting out of the business is my children. Signing away my rights as their father defeats the purpose, doesn't it Jason? [Uh, I must confess I'm kind of puzzled about this too. - Ed.]
Jason: It's the best way to keep them safe.
Sonny: Best way to keep them safe is for you to take over so that I can be a better father to Christina and Morgan than I was to Michael.
Jason: Just tell me how this plan of yours -- how do you plan to keep your kids safe?
Sonny: Because I believe you can do it. That once you're in charge, I'm not a threat, I'm not a target.
Jason: But you have enemies.
Sonny: Yes I do have enemies.
Jason: They're not going to let you go. Know what, if you want me to sign the papers, you sign the papers and let Carly take Morgan.
Sonny: Let Carly take Morgan? When did this happen? When did you decide that being loyal to Carly means turning on me?
Damn, Jason, you better be careful -- Sonny's so pissed he might post those "special" photos of yours on the internet and break all your favorite CDs in half before you can pick them up from his place!
Awesome Writer, I thank you for nodding in the direction of that portion of the audience (which I like to optimistically refer to as EVERYONE) that finds the relationship between Sonny and Jason dysfunctional and yet sadly more like a romance than virtually any other couple on this pathetic imitation of a soap opera. However, while I have you here, could you answer some questions for me?
- Present company excluded, do the writers actually think viewers are dumb enough to think Sonny is leaving the mob for good?
- Isn't it totally obvious to everyone that -- moral issues aside -- Jason is a way better mobster than Sonny and really should be in charge in the first place? Is anyone supposed to want Sonny back at the helm?
- Could you possibly slip a note to Bob Guza and ask him to stop killing characters and/or seek intensive therapy?
- Why did Sonny move out of his office at the coffee shop, which if I am following things correctly, is a legitimate business that Sonny is going to continue to run?
- WHY DOES THIS SHOW SUCK SO MUCH?
Screencaps courtesy of LaurieLuvsLiason.