I hate to blame the victim and I especially hate to blame a woman who was taking some of her very last breaths at the time--although in my defense, her LAST last breaths were spent apologizing to Sonny for betraying him or not just loving him enough or something similarly vomit-inducing and terrible. I mean, the grossness of those words probably hastened her death because her brain was probably repulsed by that sentiment--and really, Sonny is equally if not MORE at fault here, because he didn't think to, I don't know, call 911 immediately, because he and Connie had to spend as much time as possible exchanging romantic platitudes before she died, BUT: Connie could have saved the audience a whole lot of aggravation and AJ a whole lot of life if she had just freaking told Sonny who shot her instead of being mysterious and writing down the initials of her shooter. Thanks, Connie, because of your melodrama we're down a Quartermaine and had to watch Sonny whisper really, really loudly.
Carly: Ava used AJ's gun to kill Connie.
Sonny: Connie told me...she wrote his name with her blood. AJ.
Carly: Ava Jerome. It's her initials, Sonny.
Sonny: No. No! That does not make sense at all!
In fairness to him, it really does not make sense, because what the hell, Connie? AVA is precisely ONE LETTER LONGER than AJ! I'd be so much less annoyed had she only gotten a single A out. Sonny could have run around town all enraged, interrogating every character whose name starts with A. "IT WAS YOU, WASN'T IT AIDEN? YOU ALWAYS HATED CONNIE!"
I don't think I can do the hoarseness of Sonny's voice in this scene justice. It was like the loudest whisper and the worst impression of Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
Sonny: Ava killed Connie.
Carly: Because she coudnt' risk Connie revealing Julian's true identity.
Sonny: Ava killed Connie.
Carly: Are you okay?
Sonny: She shot the woman I love for nothing. Derek Wells or Julian Jerome, who cares? The truth was going to come out anyway.
Carly: I know.
Sonny: That's why--that's why she had to die? She was trying to warn me, she was trying to get to me, she was trying to do something right. She found out something she shouldn't have found out.Two minutes later, everyone else found out. It's not right.
Sonny: That's what AJ was trying to get out. I kept asking him, did you kill Connie? He kept denying it. It made me furious, I thought he was a coward. But he was trying to say Ava's name when I pulled the trigger. I killed an innocent man!
These are things that I wonder:
1. How long will Sonny feel guilty for? I mean, he DID kill an innocent man, but that man WAS AJ Quartermaine, who apparently coordinated a massive genocide and also hated puppies, judging by the disgust Port Charles had for him. How badly can you REALLY feel about that?
2. Is Ava going to be the villain that meets her comeuppance and is sent to jail or killed (most likely killed, because this is Port Charles) or is she going to be the villain who is just so darn fun that she is kept around indefinitely, despite, you know...the murders.
3. How many throat lozenges do you think Maurice Benard needed when he taped these scenes? The hoarse raspiness put Christian Bale's Batman voice to shame.