(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sonny Corinthos of ABC’s “General Hospital” (played by Maurice Benard) isn’t perfect and SOAPnet knows it, as the network that was recently dropped by the Walt Disney Company in order to debut kids network Disney Junior in 2012, is scheduled to air a four-hour marathon chronicling Sonny’s relationship with his newly discovered son, Dante Falconeri (played by Dominic Zamprogna), on Sunday, June 20 from 3-7pm ET/PT. Interestingly enough, the network, along with ABC, was originally scheduled to re-air episode #11983, in which Sonny shoots Dante before learning he is his son, on Memorial Day. However, the network pulled the episode late last week in favor of episode #12050. In that episode, Sonny’s adopted son from his marriage to Carly Jacks (Laura Wright), Michael Corinthos III (played by Chad Duell) admitted to killing Sonny’s wife and his step-mommy, Claudia Zacchara, after trying to protect his mother and little sister from Claudia’s clutches last fall.
SOAPnet Marathon Schedule
- 3PM – General Hospital Episode #2009-11889 (Original Air Date September 11, 2009) – Sonny visits Dante in the hospital and thanks him for saving Morgan’s life. As Olivia wrestles with the idea of telling them they’re father and son, she’s shocked to walk in and see them bonding over childhood stories.
- 4PM – General Hospital Episode #2010-11983 (Original Air Date January 29, 2010) – The tension builds as Sonny prepares to kill Dante for betraying him. When Dante realizes what’s happening, he starts to arrest Sonny who pulls out a gun and shoots him. As Dante falls to the floor, Olivia walks in and tells Sonny that he shot his own son.
- 5PM – General Hospital Episode #2010-11989 (Original Air Date February 8, 2010) – Dante is in the hospital recovering from Sonny’s gunshot and the two have their first conversation as father and son. Sonny hopes they can try to build their relationship, but Dante rejects him. Sonny goes to the chapel to pray and realizes that he doesn’t want to give up on making things work with Dante.
- 6PM – General Hospital Episode #2010-12030 (Original Air Date April 6, 2010) – Dante lashes out at Sonny, telling him he’s the reason all of his kids are having problems. When Dante ends up punching him, Sonny says he’ll let it go this time, but can only be pushed so far. Dante scoffs at that and tells Sonny to come and get him any time.
“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.
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