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Just when it appeared that everything was back on track for GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Jason and Sam, the very thing that fueled her recent hallucinations comes to life. Will her dream of a happily ever after with the man she loves be brought to a permanent end, thanks to Jason’s friendship with Sonny?
Sonny Makes A Shocking Move!
Over the past few months, Sonny has slowly but surely been making moves designed to sever his criminal ties. “He knows that this is not going to be easy,” says co-headwriter Shelly Altman. “But he has gotten to a point where he believes that this might be in the best interest of his family. And nothing means more to Sonny than his family.”
Despite the difficulty of this path, Altman says that Sonny is pretty determined… and with good reason. “Morgan’s death was a real eye-opener for him,” the scribe explains. “Although it was not a direct result of his life, it was a result of the violence that is prevalent in the world in which he lives. Another Mob, another feud.”
Ironically, it is the downfall of fellow mobster Julian which prompts Sonny —
along with Carly — to not only get intro- spective but push his plan to get out of “the business” into high gear.
Will Jason Really Die?
In a huge move,
Sonny arranges a meeting with the various heads of the infamous five families. “Sonny is very aware that every single step of this will be fraught with peril,” says Altman. “He has to do this just right!”
With so much on the line, Sam does something that would have been unthinkable only a few short weeks ago: She encourages Jason to be by Sonny’s side during the transition process, obviously eager to have all of them move on to the next phase of their lives.
But what happens next could well send Sam right back to Andre’s couch for a whole new round of therapy sessions, because by week’s end, things have gone tragically awry and Jason is left fighting for his life! Dante once again finds himself kneedeep in a police investigation involving his father, while Sam and Elizabeth find themselves offering one another support and comfort as the man who has played such an important role in both of their lives deals with the fallout from Sonny’s effort to go clean.
And if Jason dies, what then? Will Sonny seek vengeance on behalf of his pal? Will his attempt to get out of the Mob wind up putting everyone in danger?
It was more than 20 years ago that a brain-damaging car wreck led to Jason being hired as Sonny’s hit man.
Again, Sonny is involved in
a case Dante’s working.
With Jason’s life hanging in the balance, Liz and Sam do the unthinkable and lean on each other.