Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard) confesses that in his heart, part of it is Mike’s heart, and a part of Mike’s heart belongs to Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros). Frankly it’s hard to say what percentage of Sonny’s heart belongs to Nina at this point. What is clear is that Sonny has feelings for Nina, and while he doesn't like it, he lives by it. Sonny has stolen moments with Nina, walked toward her when he could have walked away, angrily encouraged her to come to Charlie’s as much as she likes, and yelled comforting statements like you are not responsible for Jason’s death. The truth is out, and the blond woman from his dreams knows everything. Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) got all the answers from all of the non answers Sonny provided during their confrontation, in addition to all the non answers, dodges, and constant reminders to leave Nina alone he has been handing out since his return to Port Charles. Sonny took all the time he needed to process his best friend marrying his wife, even threw it in Carly’s face a time or two, in particular when she was mourning Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Funny enough, Sonny used Jason’s death as a reason for not being forthcoming with the news that Mike was in love with Nina. Sonny talks about Mike only falling for Nina because he didn’t remember Carly. The thing is, the option of learning about his past was always there, he knew there could be loved ones out there. He took his name from what appeared to be an engraved wedding band. He chose not to pursue his past. That decision might come under more scrutiny given what has come to light.
During her conversation with Sonny, Carly took it all in, and is now in a position where she can finally let it all out. Carly has been holding a lot in, and is about ready to blow. We last see Carly calling out for Jason and she was found by none other than Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison), Jason’s twin brother from the same mother…and father. We have seen scenes of Carly out with Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero), having heart to hearts with Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud), she is known for her chats with Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), and as of late, very friendly interactions with Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst). While it’s fair to say Carly has quite the road ahead of her, and it’s uncertain the place Drew will take in her life, I think a fun drunken night hosted by Olivia could be just what the doctor ordered.
Sonny may not be part of Carly’s immediate future, and Jason is …well under some rocks, so this may be Carly’s moment to be on her own and figure out what that means. Will Carly take up permanent residence at the Metro Court? Her character has grown so much over the years, and it will be interesting to see what these crossroads bring.
Speaking of growth, Nina has blamed quite a few people for her current situation, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) for filing charges, Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) for not being able to get down in the mud and lie, not to mention Obrecht (Kathleen Gati). Nina is genuinely annoyed that her good deed of keeping her pursuit of a married dead man is not being recognized. She clearly has been bending over backwards to make sure Carly and her family have not suffered more than they have to. While Nina’s logic can be infuriating, I just can't tear myself away, and have been fascinated by her choices to pursue Mike while in Nixon Falls and to continuously dig a deeper hole for herself. Nina cannot stand that people are not satisfied with the fact that she knows what she did was horrible while simultaneously stating she will not apologize for what she had with Mike, or for whatever other apologies are needed. I think that Nina really found herself during her conversation with Willow. After all that Nina has done, she turned things up a notch by getting in Willow’s face and attempting to turn the tables back on her. There was such confidence in her attack on Willow, it also gave us insight into her view on things. While Nina evokes many emotions when she is on screen, I have to admit, I like the Nina who was confident in her perspective that Willow was the one who ruined things, that she was doing the noble thing, and had it not been for Willow, none of this mess would be going on. Not one part of Nina pauses to consider every choice she made over the past year has finally caught up to her. To Nina, trying to conceal the affair she had with a man she knowingly kept from his wife and kids, is her finally being on the right side of things, making good choices and showing growth.
As for Willow, who was quickly dragged in and out of the mud by Carly, she claims that her silence was to protect Sonny and Carly’s marriage. The reality might simply be that she kept the secret for the same reason Sonny and Nina did, to protect themselves. Sonny and Carly could have and still could move past this, but you have to know what you are moving on from in order to work through it and move forward. As Josslyn (Eden McCoy) said, the cover up is worse than the crime. This story is far from over and it’s only about to get more messy.