“We all flirt with the tiniest notion, of self conclusion in one simplified notion, the trick is that you’re never supposed to act on it.” A line from a really great band, The Spill Canvas, in their song titled, Self Conclusion. Today, Sonny flirted with the thoughts of suicide. Sonny was fortunate enough to have Olivia and his sons there to plead with him, and try to talk him out of this state of mind. Sonny is bipolar, therefore he has extreme highs as well as lows. And when faced with the loss of someone he loves, he feels as if he has no where to turn, and that the world would be a better place if he left to be with Connie. Olivia told him who and how much he would be leaving behind, and that if he went through with this, he would be causing harm and pain to the ones he loves, who love him.
Maurice has really been bringing on the drama and intensity with this story. He has brought Sonny to the darkest place he as ever been. Connie has taken him to a place not even Brenda could take him. Losing Connie has mad Sonny lose himself. Maurice is showing the fans a portrayal of Sonny on a whole new level. We have seen Sonny’s dark days, his manic, days, his great days, and now we have seen this, rock bottom.
Every single person in that scene gave it their all today. Brian Craig (Morgan), Chad Duell (Michael), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), and Maurice Benard himself (Sonny). The dynamic was so powerful and the chemistry the actors portrayed as a family really shown through.
Will Sonny listen to his family and lean on them through his time of need? Share if you hope Sonny’s family saves him from himself.
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