Post by ProudTVJunkie on Sept 29, 2023 9:51:08 GMT -5
Sonny arrives at Alex's and finds him passed out on his sofa.
Sonny: Dad told me the score. Alex: Your Dad told you the score. It's my ex-dad. Dad no more.
Sonny tells him he can't think like that. Alex says, why not? It explains a lot. Justin is well-respected and dignified, and he's not. And Sonny is loved by one and all, and Alex is not.
Sonny tells him none of that is true. Nothing has changed. He's still his brother. Dad is still their Dad. Their relationship and their love for each other doesn't have to change.
Alex says things have to change because they aren't brothers, and Justin isn't his Dad.
Sonny accuses Alex of wallowing in self-pity when he should be counting his blessings.
Sonny: Our Dad, and yes, I'm going to keep calling him our Dad. Our Dad is a great guy with a huge heart, and he loves all of his kids, and that includes and will always include you. And for you to stand here and act like your whole world has been turned upside down and to act like you have this self-identity crisis, you know what? It's honestly a little self-indulgent and pathetic.
Alex wants Sonny to leave. Sonny has to catch a plane in an hour. He wishes he didn't have to leave his Dad and Alex right now. He knows Alex is venting to him because he can. When Alex says he's had enough of the psychobabble, Sonny accuses him of wallowing again, pointing out that he's self-isolating and drinking himself into a stupor. Alex says he just needs some time to think and be alone because everything he thought about himself up until this point has been a lie. He didn't know who his father was. He thought he had brothers.
Sonny: Dad's genetics, his DNA, that's not what made us brothers. It is the time that we spent together. Was my Mom any less of a mom to you because she's not your biological mother? Our past, none of that has changed, man. You know, do you remember you got a D- in biology, and now you're using genetics to say I'm not your brother? You know what, man. Screw you.
Sonny asks if Alex has talked to their Dad. Alex quips, you mean my cousin, Justin? Sonny blows up at him. He thought he was getting through to him. Alex has been drinking since Justin told him about the letter.
Sonny calls Alex self-absorbed because he can't see how this is affecting everyone else. He reminds Alex that their Dad is hurting, too. He tells Alex to get cleaned up and go talk to him.
Alex says there's no point. Nothing makes sense because Victor knew he was his father, and he never said a word. Sonny admits it was messed up. There must have been a reason, and he's sure Victor struggled like hell with it. Maybe he thought Justin would be a better father than he ever could be.
Alex wants to know why he had to find out about this after Victor was dead. Did Victor leave half of his fortune for lying to him his whole life? He doesn't even know if he wants the damn inheritance.
Sonny says the money isn't the most important thing. Alex needs to figure out how to deal with his feelings and his anger. And he needs to deal with Justin because he's just as messed up as Alex is about this. Justin will always love him like a son, and Sonny will always love him like a brother. Everything else is pretty meaningless.
Alex: I can't just let go that I was deceived all my life. I can't just suddenly learn that Victor Kiriakis is my father and not be changed in some very fundamental ways.
After Sonny leaves, Vivian shows up. She tells Alex now that he's Victor's rightful heir, the two of them can team up and take the company from Maggie. Alex has no beef with Maggie.
Vivian: She threw you out on your ass at Titan. Return the favor. Have some guts. Alex: You want me to show you some guts? Vivian: Yes.
And Alex physically escorts Vivian out of his apartment.
But after Vivian leaves, Alex recalls her words about having the guts to take over Titan.