Quote ransomha: Don't think Carly or Sonny are going to let Ric rip into Michael. They are always protecting his wimpy butt.
I think they might this time, Sonny did say he wasn't going to let anyone take the baby away... that should include Michael and didn't Carly tell him that Michael was serious about taking Avery... If he sits back and tries to protect Michael, he can only blame himself if he isn't awarded custody. Michael uses Sonny's love as a weapon against him... time to put a stop to that.
Besides, when ELQ is in danger, Michael will turn to Sonny for help or Sonny will help in secret like he did for Alice. Sonny's love is unconditional whereas Mike's isn't.