I know it feels like Ava Jerome has been a part of our lives for forever--right? Like, I feel like I've been confused by the inconsistent writing she's gotten, Claudia Zacchara style ("You keep saying she's BAD, but she also gets SAD! TWO DIMENSIONS, BITCH!"), for at least five years, but it's only been twelve months of being alternately disgusted, baffled and bored by her. She made an impression very quickly, I guess. It's just that the impression is "Ew...why?"--so it's easy to forget that she doesn't know all of the subtle nuances of life in Port Charles.
Like, when a furious Sonny came to her and threatened to kill her for her evil deeds, like killing Connie and basically being wholly responsible for AJ's death as well, if you really look at the facts, she attempted to weasel her way out of certain death by announcing that she's pregnant.
(Which...obviously. Of course she is going to be pregnant. OF COURSE. This show has never met a baby storyline it hasn't unnecessarily added to its already crowded canvas. And this is DRAMATIC because Ava is using it to save her own skin, again, much like Claudia before her, and WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING?!, except for most people, who have been predicting either this plot twist or Sonny and Ava marrying each other for testimony reasons)
And I get what she was going for here but...pregnancy is nowhere near an automatic stay of execution, because the man has had absolutely zero qualms about threatening the mothers of his children with death.
Sonny: Can we just leave this alone?
Alexis: That's what I'm trying to do here.
Sonny: Keep your distance from her. You got to respect the fact that he's just trying to protect her, right? Sam doesn't like you; you don't like her. Keep your distance, otherwise -- hey, whatever Jason does, Jason does.
Sonny: Shut up! And listen. You're gonna pay attention, 'cause I'm not gonna say this more than once. You have gone too far, and I've had it. Now...you are the mother of my children. So is Olivia. It's very simple. If she dies, you die.
Sonny is terrible. I guess Ava just didn't know HOW terrible.
(Also...really, if she's pregnant with Morgan's child, she ought to keep an eye out for Carly, who would absolutely kill her rather than let her make Carly a grandmother)