On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, it was the airing of a very highly-anticipated scene as Sonny (Maurice Benard), with gun in tow, addresses family and friends in front of his son Morgan’s casket during the young man’s funeral service.
Sonny, who has left Carly (Laura Wright) a letter (which she never got thanks to the machinations of Nelle!) and who said some ominous goodbyes to his children, looks to be ready to take the blame for his son’s death and take his own life in the process. The mobster wants to right the wrong, but first he wants to make sure everyone knows how sorry he is, especially Carly, who is overcome by Sonny’s words and actions.
Next thing you know when Jason (Billy Miller) tries to talk Sonny down, he says he has to do this. And with that, Sonny disarms his gun and tells his son Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) to handcuff and arrest him for Morgan’s death. At this point, Sonny believes when he called off the hit meant for Julian (William deVry), which ultimately in a series of circumstances took Morgan’s life instead, that the hit was still carried out. But Jason knows better!
Later at the PCPD, Sonny is in the interrogation room when Jason slips in and tells him that Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) is on her way. Sonny needs to lawyer-up since he has the beginnings of evidence that show that Sonny is not responsible for the hit. Dante and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) are outside the room in the police station, where Jordan is trying to get Dante to step away from the case against his father.
Carly is now faced with losing her husband for a prison sentence, following the death of her son. She is devastated, but Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tells her Josslyn, Michael (Chad Duell) and Avery need her now more than ever. Meanwhile, Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) is on to Nelle, who is up to something, but what is her end game? Ava (Maura West) popped up at the church to say her goodbyes to Morgan when everyone else was gone, and Kiki and Dillon had a very touching scene portrayed on the money from Hayley Erin and Robert Palmer Watkins after the funeral when they met up.
However, it was Maurice Benard who in the first ten minutes of the episode illustrated Sonny’s sorrow and his guilt that his son is dead, but that he is still alive. Several moments were played with quiet intensity, and when Sonny cried, we cried. Watching Sonny break down in tears was even too much for his family as Michael and Carly watched in sadness. Again, beautifully played by Benard, who should consider this and other performances this year for his Emmy reel.
So, what did you think of the conclusion of Morgan’s funeral? Maurice Benard’s performance? Who is truly responsible for Morgan’s death? What is up with Nelle? Share your thoughts to these questions in the comment section below!