Sympathy for the Devil
I understand that General Hospital must feel that the show's default "Sonny and Jason = right, always and forever" position of the past decade should be enough to keep audience sympathy firmly on Sonny's side, even when he practically gets his daughter blown up, but...oh my god. As soon as the smoke cleared, he was focused solely on covering his own ass and taking umbrage at Alexis's belief that it wouldn't be a good idea for Kristina to see him right away and yet...I feel like we're not supposed to despise him.
Sonny: This is on you, Johnny Boy.
Sonny: So, Johnny's been preying on Kristina, manipulating, taking advantage of her. So I went to see Kristina to save her from that twisted freak.
Ronnie: First cops on the scene said they heard Johnny accuse you.
Sonny: Okay, you know what? I don't care what you say, and what Johnny says, because he's a lying...because he's a lying piece of garbage and he'll say anything to save his own ass.
Sonny: No one could tie me to this, okay? If anyone knows I put that bomb in Johnny's car, I won't be able to see my daughter, you understand?
It would be the height of absurdity and completely out of character for Sonny to up and admit to police that he was behind this and make arrangements to go to Pentonville (although Mac probably wouldn't have believed that confession, because Mac is a bonehead. But goodness, it was unintentionally hilarious when Sonny was all, "Mac! We know each other!". Yeah, from opposite ends of the table in an interrogation room), but couldn't we at least have a scene of him looking appropriately guilty and torn up that he almost got his child killed? They couldn't have spared ten seconds between scenes of Dante being inept (why did he not have people watching Franco's mother's house? SERIOUSLY?) and Patrick being disgusting (he obviously didn't shower after his romp with Lisa, but I am hoping he at least took a swig of mouthwash before kissing Robin)? All they needed to do was put Sonny in his office, tell Maurice Benard to try and perform a long division problem in his head, slap some glycerin tears on his cheeks, and voila--instant turmoil.
Sonny: Really, Alexis? You know what? Whatever you think is best. Don't shut me out of her life.
Listen up, troll: bad things happen when you are not shut out of your children's lives. Things like cops getting shot in the chest, and teenagers getting to prison and almost dying because of a car bomb. You are the worst.