In an episode featuring heartbreaking performances from: Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Laura Wright (Carly) and Maura West (Ava), GH kicked in to high gear the drama following the car explosion that killed Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig).
The sequence of events looks on the surface to be botched hit on Julian Jerome (William deVry), since Morgan was apparently blown up and went over the cliff at Angel’s Bluff next to the car he stole that was Julian’s. The explosion was witnessed by Jason (Billy Miller). Earlier, Sonny had called off the hit on Jerome, so something went horribly amiss.
Dante was first on the scene following a call from Jason, and a devastated Dante learns his brother was just outside of the car before it exploded. Julian happens upon the scene looking for his stolen vehicle. Julian realizes there were no skid marks, and that there had to be a rigged explosion meant to kill him, but instead Morgan perished. A reeling Dante tells Julian to stop talking … as he is trying to cope with what just befell his brother.
Next, Jason has to deliver the news to Sonny. He arrives at the Corinthos’ home to tell Sonny there was an accident involving Morgan. Sonny and Jason run to Angel’s Bluff, where Dante tell his father there is no sign of Morgan. Sonny in disbelief, panic, and grief-stricken, decides to jump in the waters below the bluff to search for Morgan’s body.
Sonny can’t sustain himself in the water and the divers pull him out, because the current is so strong. Next, Dante learns they have found remains enough to do a DNA test. Sonny is taken home by Jason.
Meanwhile Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) shows Dante they have recovered Morgan’s phone with missed calls from his mother, and Kiki (Hayley Erin) who has been desperately trying to reach Morgan. Julian returns to Ava’s and tells her what happened, that they need to be careful and that Sonny put a hit on him, but instead Morgan was in the car and died. Ava is absolutely rocked to the core.
Julian informs his sister that Morgan had been heavily drinking and he shouldn’t have been doing so because of mixing his bipolar meds with alcohol. A sickened Ava begins flashing back to switching his pills with placedo and admits this is all her fault, but Julian doesn’t understand how deeply she means that! After Julian leaves, Ava recalls her love affair with Morgan, and how she destroyed his life and breaks down on the floor.
Now, Sonny is outside of his home with Jason and is preparing to tell Carly about Morgan. He tells Jason he will tell Carly alone. When he opens the door, Carly is so happy after their night of lovemaking and Sonny’s vow to not seek revenge on Julian, but a disheveled Sonny tells Carly he has something to tell her and it’s going to hurt. He then tells her there was an accident and Morgan is dead. Carly is at first in disbelief, and then we see her crumble to the floor through the window in Sonny’s arms.
So, what did you think of the performances of Dominic Zamprogna, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, and Maura West? What do you think about what happened to Morgan? Look for more heartbreaking drama in the episodes ahead. Comment below!