Sonny stands there on the verge of self-destruction holding gun on the South American mob family. He demands answers to his self-righteous questions. Sonny states "Who is it that controls the shipping lanes between Canada and Port Charles? Who keeps you able to run your merchandise without a problem? If you want to expand your shipments, who do you have to come to for help? Me, you need me." He reminds them all the while holding the gun in front of them.
They assure him they mean no disrespect to Sonny or his organization and they will never work with Alcazar and never have been. At that moment, Jason walks in on them and asks if everythings ok? Sonny replies, we're done, it's fine, get me out of here!
While alone and soothing his nerves with a stiff drink, Sonny tells him he almost blew it. He wasn't in control. Jason reminded him that when he walked in, everything seemed to be smoothed out. But Sonny insisted that he really does need help and wants to go see Lanie in the hospital.
Before they leave, Sonny asks Jason straight out if he thinks Sonny's ready to take back the controls. Jason, listening intently on Sonny's thoughts of himself, ponders the question for a moment and tells Sonny ...no, not yet.... At that moment, in walks Ric. Jason demands he get out now! But Ric boasts to Sonny and Jason ...You mean you Jason, don't want to give back what you stolen right?.... But Sonny backs Jason telling him to take off, he doesn't need him or his lies and although they're brothers by blood, JASON is my brother by choice! Sonny emphatically tells him he trusts Jason, he's loyal to me and if he doesn't leave, he'll ask Jason to give Ric what's coming to him.
Later, Sonny walks up to Lanie in the hospital and tells her he's ready. To give him whatever is needed. Therapy, drugs, the works.