I Have Faith That He Is a Hypocritical Ass. I Think That's Different, Though.
I'm going to have to talk about yesterday's GH, because if I have to think about today's, that will mean focusing on how bound and determined this spectacularly untalented and possibly vindictive writing team is on destroying everything that was good about Luke and Laura (the central couple in the history of this show, for those who are new), on the fact that I seriously think they are setting up Carly's 78th miscarriage, or on Ingo's mustache. So instead, let's turn to the mobster (by which I mean hero!) at the place that used to be the heart of this miserable show.
In strict keeping with the faith theme: For the love of all that is good and holy, what the fucking fuck is wrong with the people who write this show? (Um, I should probably have led with the fact that I'm not very good with the whole "being devout" thing.) Anyway, let's go over the things that Sonny has done that are apparently not at all against his alleged faith:
- terminating people
- terminating people because they are inconvenient to him
- employing a hitman to terminate people
- employing a hitman to terminate people because they are inconvenient to either him or the hitman
- getting divorced four times
- holding a gun to the head of a woman (Bonus irony points: her name was Faith) and threatening to kill her while calling her a whore
- having A.J. beaten up and hung from a meat hook in order to steal custody of Micheal
- using prostitutes
- drugging Karen to get her to be a stripper at the strip club he owned and in which he employed underage girls
- cheating on most of his girlfriends
- getting a woman pregnant while she was married to someone else
And yes, I know there is a slight possibility that Sonny was supposed to appear hopelessly un-self-aware saying that and that I'm supposed to recognize his internal disassociation or whatever but . . . NO. I REFUSE. I will not give these writers any credit whatsoever. Unless it's for, like, that recent measles outbreak or the open-toed boots trend.
Shout out to regular reader Dawn, who pointed out the hypocrisy of Sonny's quote in a comment to Mal's post yesterday. Thankfully I read her comment before I watched yesterday's episode, so I was prepared enough that I didn't go into a Soap Opera Rage blackout.