Being in an adult relationship didn't mean Sonny and Alexis were boring. Quite the contrary--they sparred verbally and danced around their mutual attraction--a dance that whipped Sonny and Alexis fans up into a frenzy and had them screaming for more.
Not only was this pairing lauded by GH fans--the soap mags couldn't get enough of them. Week after week praise was heaped upon this duo in the press. Both Maurice Benard and Nancy Lee Grahn were singled out as performers of the week. Michael Logan from TV Guide even called them GH's dream team.
In short--they were by far the most interesting couple on GH in years.
Now, all this has changed. Sonny is back to babysitting his vile, childlike wife Carly and Alexis is back on the sidelines relegated to making wisecracks in scenes with Jax and Ned--like some Eve Arden type character in a movie out of the 40s. She is pregnant with Sonny's child, a child she knows Sonny desperately wants, but has somehow convinced herself that Sonny is not good enough to be the child's father. The Alexis of a few months ago would never have kept Sonny from his child. What's worse, not only is Sonny back with a woman who betrayed him, he is made to look like some Sad Sack who does nothing more then sit around PH4 while his duplicitous wife runs around Port Charles wreaking havoc, telling lies and committing crimes right under his nose. When she doesn't like someone--she hits them. She doesn't speak--she screeches. She treats everyone around her with the contempt of someone who has an exaggerated sense of entitlement. In short--she is rewarded for being a petty, vile liar. It isinconceivable to me that Sonny Corinthos could even LIKE this creature let alone love her.
Maurice Benard and Nancy Lee Grahn have made it clear in recent articles that they adore each other and want to continue working together. The GH fans seem to agree as Sonny and Alexis and Maurice and Nancy consistently top the polls as GH favorites. The week that Sonny and Alexis made love the ratings went through the roof, while Sonny and Carly's reunion lovemaking didn't even register a blip on the GH ratings radar. Mr. Guza, Sonny and Alexis and Maurice and Nancy are the best you got. Stop dismantling this fascinating duo and just go with it. Use this baby storyline to add even more layers to Sonny and Alexis. Parenthood for both is a provocative and tantalizing storyline--and no one could do it better then Maurice and Nancy. This could be the springboard to put back together a duo who's "dance" had them on the fast track to super couple-dom until you derailed them.
In short Mr. Guza--if it ain't broke--don't fix it!