Happily wedded after
Engaged to be married, Sonny and Paul are blissfully looking towards a contented future but is Will’s eventual return set to ruin their settled life?
It’s taken a while but Sonny Kiriakis and Paul Narita are nally walking down the aisle and praying that married life brings them everything they’ve expected and wanted. However, the path to this point has been anything but smooth.
Since returning from an overseas sabbatical in late 2016, Sonny (Freddie Smith) struggled to acknowledge his rekindled feelings for his ex-boyfriend Paul (Christopher Sean) as memories of his deceased husband Will haunted his every thought.
Alternatively feeling guilty and disloyal to Will, Sonny kept Paul at arm’s length, preferring not to take their bond beyond friendship. It wasn’t until Sonny saved Paul’s life after he was shot and later injured in an explosion while helping his father John (Drake Hogestyn) to recapture the villainous Orpheus (George DelHoyo) that it became clear Sonny still loved Paul.
Unfortunately, changes in Sonny’s personality traits provoked distance between the guys. Noticing that Sonny had changed since returning to help deal with Victor’s (John Aniston) diabolical brother Deimos (Vincent Irizarry), Paul remained wary and disliked the tough and menacing stance Sonny had taken in protecting Titan Industries and Kiriakis Enterprises from Deimos’s clutches. As Deimos’s actions became more threatening, Sonny’s sudden bloodthirsty attitude towards bringing down his uncle terri ed Paul who accompanied him to Greece to nd evidence to bring down Deimos.
Secretly, Sonny was grateful for Paul’s support but all thoughts of love and romance were put aside as he furthered his mission. En route home, everything changed when the plane crashed, stranding Sonny, Paul and their friends on a deserted island.
Struggling for survival, Paul
The presumed dead Will, or someone who looks like him, is headed home to Salem soon.
contracted “jungle madness” disease and became a murderous lunatic. Realising that his love for Paul was overwhelming, Sonny fought to help him recover and when they were all rescued, clung tightly to Paul on the way home.
Weeks later, Deimos interrupted their happiness when he drugged them and other guests at a party held at the Martin House. Losing control of their faculties, Paul fell victim to Deimos’s bashing attack while Sonny fell unconscious during a subsequent battle with him. When it emerged, later in the evening, that Deimos had been stabbed and murdered, Sonny quickly became a prime suspect, thinking he’d killed Deimos in his drug-induced fog.
Arrested and jailed, Sonny sat in his cell, leaving Paul to valiantly ght to prove his innocence until Sonny’s memories came back to him and a signi cant lack of evidence prompted his release. Happily freed, Sonny vowed he was a changed man and asked Paul to marry him. Thrilled, Paul accepted and they celebrated in bed before spreading the news. Making plans, the guys agreed to a double wedding with Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail (Marci Miller) who were remarrying.
With wedding plans underway, the easygoing couple has no idea that the spectre of Will is about to hover ominously over their happiness. The presumed dead Will (Chandler Massey), or somebody who looks like him, is headed home to Salem soon and could easily split the lovers apart. The trio’s tortured history of betrayal is bound to be raked over and the strength of Sonny’s love for his rst husband will tear him apart emotionally. He has been, and still is, deeply in love with both men and will now have to choose between them.
Paul SHOCK CHOICES Sonny (Freddie Smith) has had so many ups and downs with Paul (Christopher Sean) but they’re now in a happy place. Is this set to all change?
WHIRLWIND WARNING Will (Chandler Massey) is about to wreak havoc in Sonny’s emotional life.