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Nov 12 2013, 05:49 PM
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It's because Sonny only exists as Will's boyfriend. Even now with Will being gone, we see Sonny (in very limited scenes) but his existence is about Will. If it's not about Will, all Sonny is shown as is a coffee pourer or a babysitter. That is too bad because Sonny has such great chemistry with his everybody but the show doesn't see Sonny as his own character. If Will wasn't recast, I don't see how Sonny would not have been sent off with Will.
I agree, and it's really sad. Short-sighted, too. With Sonny being Kiriakis and Johnson, both families with complicated histories and family dynamics, Sonny could be a really complex character. Should be more of a complex character. I know these writers aren't strong on characterization, but come on...at least try.
I agree about the shortsightedness of isolating Sonny from his family, but I buy the good Sonny characterization. He's Adrienne's son after all. When she first met Justin, (all praise to the invaluable Youtube) she struggled a lot with his association with Victor, so, it's totally believable that she raised her kids to be good and decent.
I get what you're saying. For me, I don't think complexity equals being a bad guy though. Just let us see him making some decisions in his life that stem from something, anything to do with him and not him reacting to Will, just for an example. But I think Freddy's right. Let's see Sonny deal with maybe not always being so good and right. I want to see how, and why he maintains his integrity in the face of challenges from his family pressures.

I'm probably not explaining myself well, but I think there's more that could be done with Sonny than what he's been seen so far.
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