Making the Rounds... is returning to these pages. Look for recaps, commentary, comings and goings, and spoilers on these pages Monday through Friday. Thank you Katelynn Phillips for designing the new artwork for this feature.
For months now those around mob boss Sonny have been trying to make him understand how dangerous his presence is to his children. His son was hit by a bullet meant for him. The same son ended up in prison because Sonny encouraged him to cover up the self-defense murder of his step-mother. His daughter hid her abusive relationship with her boyfriend because she was afraid Daddy would kill the boyfriend. And now...the same daughter was standing next to a car when a bomb Sonny planted exploded at the end of Friday's show.
Ka-boom (Similar to its counter-part clink-boom, but without the celebration going on at the same time as the explosion) is such a common tool used by head writer Robert Guza, Jr. it's been given the not-so-fancy nickname. My problem? Another injured child. For those who remain spoiler free, I'll wait until the end of the article to comment on future storyline plans, but anyone who watched Friday knows that Kristina will not emerge free from injury. There's a portion of the fan base who will say the character brought it on herself, chasing after her father's biggest enemy, Johnny Zacchara, and making it appear as if she was sleeping with him just to get a rise out Sonny. Yes, Kristina has been spiraling out of control for months, but it doesn't make violence against children a pleasant thing to watch.
The only thing that would make this storyline worth it in the end is if Sonny finally learns the lesson, but I'm not holding my breath.
James Franco reprises his role of Franco (the serial killer / artist) this week. He's already causing a huge stir sending his crime-scene photos to Dante, Maxie and baby Joslynn and then sending Maxie 66 roses. The impending threat of Franco has served as a catalyst to spring Jason from his Pentenville jail cell and my guess is when Saint Jason saves the day, he will be given a pardon on the rest of his sentence.