SONNY BLINDSIDES MARGAUX ON GH
■ The power dynamic between Sonny and Margaux shifts when the mafioso makes an explosive claim about the DA’S mother, Jeannette.
According to her portrayer, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Margaux is already down in the dumps when she’s approached by the don. “Margaux had wanted Drew to help her take Sonny down, but he said, ‘No, go to hell,’ ” the actress sighs. “She feels like that was her last option. She doesn’t have another angle that she knows would be the answer to her prayers. Avenging her father’s death is obviously at the top of her list of priorities, so she is frustrated.”
While Margaux remains focused on making Sonny pay for her father’s death, he has figured out that there is more to Vincent’s demise than either of them previously realized — and that her mother, Jeannette, was the one who planted the idea of rubbing him out. “Margaux is just constantly looking for another way, another angle, to try to get him,” Hendickson notes. “So, he comes up to her at The Floating Rib and it’s just another opportunity for her to tell him that she’s not backing down and that she’s not scared of him. However, as their conversation continues and she fights against him and stands up to him, he shakes her up a bit. He warns her that if she goes
“She needs to know the truth.”
too far, she will regret it.”
Margaux is absolutely floored when Sonny ultimately reveals that her mother orchestrated her father’s death, and insists that he can prove it. “This is not at all what she was expecting,” Hendrickson says. “Margaux knows that he’s a smart guy. Whether she believes him or not, she doesn’t want to believe him. This is probably the biggest slap in the face that she could possibly get. It is unfathomable to her, that he would go that low as to say something like that, whether it’s to upset her or to scare her away. Whatever his angle is, she is extremely upset and insulted.”
But his claim is not one she can ignore, and Margaux reluctantly teams up with Sonny to get to the truth. “She is definitely afraid that he is right,” Hendrickson asserts. “She is frightened about him leading her down a path that is going to hurt her. But she needs to know the truth. She is praying that what he is saying is not the truth, because if he is right, she has nothing. For something so awful to be true about her mother would be the ultimate betrayal.”
Prime Suspect: Sonny (Maurice Benard) drops a bombshell on Margaux (Hendrickson).