Where Should I Send My Therapist's Bill?
Have you ever done something really terrible? So terrible that you can't even bear to remember it? To the point where you want to go get hypnosis to make yourself forget that it ever happened, but since that's crazy, you do your best to excise it from your memory and never, ever mention it?
Sonny and Emily's romance was that kind of horrible mistake. If I were the poor soul responsible for creating it, I'd never think about it again, much less mention it onscreen, because of my overwhelming embarrassment about how bad it was, and also out of concern for the audience.
Unfortunately, Bob Guza is completely lacking in shame and dredged up the memory that we all tried our best to repress:
Sonny: You're not going to find one person who didn't love Emily. She was kind, wonderful, generous.
Rebecca: Yeah, Nikolas said she was an angel.
Sonny: He didn't deserve her, but she loved him anyway, because that's the type of person she was. She just saw the best in everyone.
I love when Sonny gets judgmental. The ironing is delicious!!!
Rebecca: Did she have any faults at all?
Sonny: Yeah. She made mistakes, you know, like we all do, but not as many, and not as bad.
I am trying to think of a mistake worse than dating Sonny and I am coming up empty. Maybe mass murdering a bunch of children and kittens, but even then, it's pretty much even, especially if those kids played with guns, in which case they had it coming anyway.
Sonny: One of the things -- she loved too much, and she gave too much, and terrible things happened to her.
Indeed, terrible things did happen to Em. Breast cancer, being raped by her husband's doppelganger, dating Sonny, being strangled...
Rebecca: Sonny Corinthos?
Lucky: Stay far away from him.
Rebecca: Oh, why? He's the only person I've met so far who seems to know who Emily really was.
It was at that point in the show that I seriously started to consider that I hallucinated the entire episode. After all, if it wasn't a hallucination, how else could Anthony fly from Florida to New York in the same amount of time that it took for Sam and Jason to take the elevator to the pool?!