Regardless of Cyrus’ motives regarding Sasha I must say he was really charming with her. Everyone has always had the assumption that every act that Cyrus performs is malevolent because he was introduced onto the show as a rival mob boss to be Sonny’s antagonist. I’m not saying that he is a white knight in shining armor but that everyone is capable of human empathy and caring. Of course I would say that Nelle Benson was the exception to that theory but I digress. Cyrus showed great patience and compassion with the Alzheimer’s patient at TurningWoods. He was gentle with Sasha and picked up on something everyone else has missed, that Sasha is in great pain and feels completely alone and lost. Perhaps Cyrus has a daughter somewhere that Sasha reminds him of. Or could it be that he is trying to find the source for the drugs that Sasha is using? Remember, he seemed genuinely surprised about Neil’s OD.
Cyrus was also kind to Epiphany but was met with nothing but a nasty scowl. He seemed thrilled to be included in the karaoke night out.
Maybe, just maybe, if people in PC would take the time to try to get to know Cyrus instead of the constant verbal attacks they might find he has another side than the drug kingpin. Also, what if he isn’t what he has been portrayed as being? Has anyone really researched his alleged west coast organization? Could it be that Jordan and her task force members did wrongly frame him? He is probably everything we think he is, a mobster, a drug runner, etc. but he could also be a father, a brother, or a son who has feelings and concerns just as everyone else does. Sonny & have both shown that it is possible for someone to be in the “business” and still care for others. The constant animosity towards Cyrus will backfire. Franco seemed to have realized this, perhaps because he has been in Cyrus’ shoes. It also would be possible to have two different mob bosses in PC and two of those mob bosses with a heart.