or weeks, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Sonny has been doing everything in his power to help his father. So what is it about Mike’s most recent memories that have Sonny reacting so strongly?
Sonny’s Biggest Challenge
Over the years, Sonny has defeated many a rival for his territory. But now, in dealing with his father’s Alzheimer’s, Sonny is facing the most difficult challenge of his life… and sadly, it is a nowin situation. “Mike is not getting any better,” sighs co-headwriter Chris Van Etten. “This doesn’t mean that he is in a state of dementia 24/7. He continues to have periods of lucidity, but the periods that are characterized by degrees of confusion are getting more severe, and it’s taking a real toll on Sonny.”
That is no doubt why he has remained somewhat blind to what’s going on with others in his life, including Carly, who is being tormented by Nelle. (On the plus side, after what happens this week, Jason will no longer be the only person clued into Carly’s unraveling!) “Sonny is doing his level best to do everything he can for his father, despite their fractious history,” says co-headwriter Shelly Altman. “Not only for himself but for the rest of the family as well. He knows how much people like Carly, Michael and Dante value their relationship with Mike. It’s been tough on all of them.”