Fancy Meeting You Here.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Michael goes to prison, Jason makes a deal, and blame is assigned.

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After Michael's sentencing, Jason tells a hysterical Carly he will make sure Michael will be safe, but she has to get him through the next few hours at the police station. Carly pulls it together and then leaves to see Michael. Inside the courtroom, Johnny goes off on Dante for protecting Sonny and sending Michael to prison in the process. As Dante starts to leave, Morgan lashes out at him for lying about Michael. He says he hates Dante and wishes he would have died when Sonny shot him. Sonny tries to diffuse the situation, but Kristina and Molly join in and accuse Dante of hurting Michael. Sonny asks Kristina to take the kids home, but she says they are going to see Michael first. Everyone leaves the courtroom and Sonny asks Diane how they can stop this from happening. She agrees to try for an appeal, but reminds him Michael confessed and the evidence supports that. He will do whatever it takes, whatever it costs – he just wants his son free. Claire chimes in and suggests they work the brain damage angle during the appeal. Sonny wonders why she is trying to help and she says the plan was for him to go to prison not his son. She thinks the judge is punishing her and Diane for playing fast and loose with this case and she won't let Michael suffer for what she did. After Lulu expresses her support to Dante and leaves, he sees Sonny and tells him they are both to blame. Dante cops to his mistakes, including not admitting Sonny shot him, which Michael is now paying for. Sonny declares nothing anyone else has done can compare to the harm he has caused his family.

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At the police department, Mac asks Lucky to personally see to Michael's transfer to Pentonville. Carly walks in the station and Lucky tells her Michael is getting processed, but she can see him before he leaves. Lucky apologizes for not looking the other way when Jason asked him too. Carly tells him the only blame in this belongs to Dante. Carly visits with Michael in the interrogation room and tells him he will survive this. She says he deserves better parents, but he thinks they deserve a better son. She declares there is no one better than him and she will do whatever it takes to get him out of prison. She assures him Jason is making arrangements to make his life better in Pentonville. Michael says it was worth his punishment to kill Claudia and keep her and Josslyn safe. Lucky interrupts them so Kristina, Molly and Morgan can see Michael. Michael is happy to see his family and tries to assure them everything will be okay. Morgan declares he won't go to a single Yankees game until Michael comes home. Michael says he will listen to them on the radio and it will be like they are watching together. Outside the room, Lulu comes to see Carly, but Lucky thinks it's a bad idea. Lulu says she needs to make sure Carly will call Jason off Dante, but Lucky doesn’t think now is the time. Mac walks up and hands Lucky the chains for Michael and after Lulu walks away, Lucky goes in the interrogation room to prepare Michael for transfer. The kids say tearful goodbyes to Michael and then Carly tells her son to be brave and strong. Lucky then leads Michael away.

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Sonny comes home and finds Lulu waiting for him. She hates what happened to Michael and insists it's not what Dante wanted. She doesn't want Dante to die and neither does Sonny, but he's not sure anyone can stop Jason.

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Dante goes home and looks at his gun and badge he's laid out on the table. Carly walks in and wonders if he's reconsidering his career choice. She picks up his gun and says it's a little late where Michael is concerned.

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Jax goes to the Metro Court bar and sits with Skye after ordering the strongest drink possible. He tells Skye the outcome of the sentencing and wonders how Michael will survive two years of hard time. She encourages him to step up for Michael, as well as Morgan, because Carly can't do it alone. Across the way, Diane finds Max sitting at a table and breaks it to him that Michael is going to prison. Diane berates herself for defending Sonny for the money. Max tells her it's her job to defend her clients, but she knew he wasn't guilty, but she went along with it because it was the first selfless thing she's seen Sonny do. She thought she could be redeemed along with him, but it was all a lie. The truth is, some things are beyond redemption.

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Jax comes home to find the kids and a cold Morgan, who hates him almost as much as he hates Dante. Molly and Kristina remind him Dante was the one to turn Michael in, not Jax. Kristina says Sonny is really the only one to blame.

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Jason visits Anthony in prison and tells him Michael is coming to Pentonville for killing Claudia. He says if Anthony puts Michael under his protection, he will make sure nothing happens to Johnny. Anthony wants assurances that Sonny will be kept in check or else Michael will get thrown to the prison hyenas who will have their way with him. After Jason has gone, Anthony arranges a meeting with Michael.

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Ethan goes to see Johnny at his place who fills him in on his plans for Sonny while he's distracted by Michael. He wants Ethan to assist him, but Johnny will only do it when it becomes about making money and not about seeking revenge. Jason comes over after Ethan has left and tells Johnny about the deal he made with Anthony. Johnny smiles and says, "My job just got easier."

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