On ABC’s General Hospital, D.A. Margaux Dawson’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) soul mission was to bring crime lord Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) to justice.
She thought she had the evidence needed to take Corinthos down when the remains of a body were found buried in the foundation of Charlie’s Pub. Apparently, Sonny’s father Mike (Max Gail) had a connection with the original owner Charlie Delaney. Had Delaney helped Corinthos Sr. hide the body? The case became personal when forensics revealed the remains were that of Vincent Marino, attorney to mobster Joe Scully, who just so happened to be Margaux’s father. Marino disappeared thirty years ago. Once Margaux realized Sonny once worked for Scully, the pieces fell into place for her: Joe Scully had ordered a hit on her father which Corinthos carried out…Sonny Corinthos was going away for a very long time!
Carly came up with the idea that if Margaux found out the father she idolized was corrupt, maybe she’d back off Sonny. With the help of Jason and the detective skills of Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Spinelli (Bradford Anderson), it was discovered that Margaux’s mother Jeannette and Joe Scully were having an affair. Mrs. Marino wrote in letters to Scully how they could be together if only Vincent were dead. Margaux’s mother had wanted Scully to order the hit on her husband!
Margaux was devastated it was her mother who had destroyed their family. And as the D.A. had no evidence against Sonny Corinthos that he committed the crime, Margaux was unable to charge him with murder.
Unlike D.A. Dawson, viewers know Sonny is responsible. But to Margaux, the mob kingpin has been surprisingly sympathetic to her loss, offering words of comfort and encouraging her to not let her desire for revenge keep her from moving on with her life.
Has this caused Margaux to see Sonny in a new light? Have they become closer? What does this mean for Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny?
Kudos Maurice Benard and Elizabeth Hendrickson for playing the evolving relationship between Sonny and Margaux. It will be interesting to see how close these two become as this story progresses.
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