On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, Laura Wright (Carly) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) proved why they can continually make Carly and Sonny two of the most complex characters in a unique relationship on daytime soaps.
Sonny and Carly got into an honest, tangible discussion about their relationship and where they stand, after everything that has just happened on Pier 54 with the arms deal, Morgan’s (Bryan Craig) manic episode, Kiki’s (Hayley Erin) shooting, and Sonny lying to Carly that he is not truly wheelchair bound, but can walk. That deception though, ultimately saved the day at Julexis wedding when Sonny took down Dixon.
An emotional Carly tells Sonny that she hates that his business makes him lie to her and their kids, yet she’s not angry with him, but actually at herself! She feels she’s looked the other way too often, and yet she enjoys the power that Sonny yields. Carly reveales that her biggest fear is the next bullet could hit him, or one of the kids, and that the cycle of violence they find themselves in never ending. But Carly also admits that Sonny makes being bad and committing crimes look sexy. She is aware that it is wrong and that violence should end, but Sonny cannot promise her that, as he will always do what he has to for their children, his family, and for Carly.
Sonny wonders if Carly is going to walk out on him. She says, what would be the point? They would find other people like she did with Jax, and he did with countless other women, but they would still long for each other. In the end, Carly feels like Sonny heard what she has to say. He smiles with his dimples, something Carly admits she has always has been unable to resist, and the two reach and understanding of their relationship and their past, their mistakes, and their hopes for the future.
It was nice to see an adult conversation between CarSon. What did you think of the performances of Laura Wright and Maurice Benard in the episode? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!