Monday's episode picked up where the previous Friday had left off, a gunman bursting into Sonny and Emily's hotel room, guns blazing. Lucky for them Jason was right behind and dropped the gunman in his tracks. Exactly who was behind the attempted hit hasn't been determined, but it's a pretty safe bet to say it's Manny. (Faking nice is completely over – he's back to being his big bad self.) The couple was forced to leave through the front doors of the hotel and the waiting press exposed the relationship they've been trying to hide to the whole town including Sonny's children, Michael and Morgan.
Carly tried to explain it away, telling the boys the press makes up stories about their father because he is a rich and powerful man. The rest of the week was filled with everyone chastising the couple and imploring them to break up. The largest naysayer of all was Jason. First he begged and pleaded with Emily to turn away from his boss and friend, then he turned his back on her.
Okay – so everyone is in an uproar and with good reasons. Sonny and Emily were shot at; they could have easily been killed. It seems to me Emily should be a little more worried about that fact that there are people out there trying to kill her boyfriend instead of defending him to everyone who will listen. Unfortunately, between the rising tensions between Jason and Sonny and Manny now be an outed wild card, I think the mob-wars Sonny and Lorenzo have been trying to avoid are going to be forced upon them. I look for (or maybe hope for) the couple to be destroyed in the process, probably in an instance of Sonny not being able to protect Emily when need be, throwing him into yet another downward spiral of depression.
After Jason unleashed his anger on both Sonny and Emily, Sam thought it might be better for him to spend the night in lockup to cool off. Jason thought differently and turned his anger on her. Unbeknownst to both of them, Alexis was watching and later ended up locked in a conference room with Sam. I have to give the writers credit on this one. It would have been easy to have Sam lash out at the woman once again; instead it evolved into a rather touching and very telling scene for the two of them. Sam finally began to see things from the other woman's side and is considering confiding she is the daughter Alexis thinks died. What's going to complicate matters more, and possibly hold Sam off is if Alexis continues to pursue the notion that Jason is being abusive.