Ladies and Gentleman, Your Romantic Hero
You know how I always, ALWAYS complain about how people are seemingly fine with Sonny SHOOTING DANTE IN THE CHEST? And that the way the show ignores this horrible event is ridiculous and angry-making? Well, I'm not normally one to change my mind on a whim, but I am maybe okay with this event being ignored, if this is the alternative:
Sonny, matter-of-factly. Brazenly, even! As if his honesty and ruthlessness are going to win him points. I award you no points, Sonny. The only person awarding you points is Luke and his whole "Having a cop son is a fate worse than anything, ever" was just...ugh: I don't want my kids knowing the ugly things I have to do. The things that are necessary. Dante, he already knows firsthand because I shot him.
I guess SHOOTING DANTE IN THE CHEST is going to work out well for Sonny in the long run. It shows his business enemies that he is so focused and relentless that he is fine with having shot his own child. And it shows his other children that when it comes to rules and discipline, he's not messing around. "Breaking curfew Morgan? Do you know how I feel about breaking curfew? Dante, he already knows firsthand. I shot him".