Just when I thought I'd seen everything, the initial fallout from the explosion blew me away. Your son just gets out of jail as a result of all the lies and cover up attempts (we all know that Michael would have been able to plead self defense or defense of his mother and sister and never had to go to prison) and the first thing you do is lie to the mother of your daughter that was injured in the explosion and expect Michael to once again cover something up.
As someone put it in another thread, Sonny needs a time out on the island for awhile because he just keeps getting worse. When you think he has hit bottom, Sonny just goes deeper. Nothing is ever Sonny's fault, Dante is to blame for getting himself shot and Johnny is to blame for the car explosion. Sonny would never make it as a real mob boss, his hair trigger temper and stupid plans would have gotten him killed a long time ago. He and Claudia were so alike in the fact that they never thought a plan out, they just reacted.
I truly thought Michael was going to call his father out on the lies after Alexis left and I was totally deflated by his reaction. You can bet that Michael will use this situation to get his father to let him into the family business.
I liked it that Claire didn't believe him, even though sappy Olivia did, but we all know that Sonny will never pay. Hopefully, the various mothers of his children and even Jason will find out the truth and he'll be completey banned from seeing Kristina and Morgan. Maybe when Brenda comes to town to save him, she can take him away for awhile and give everyone a rest. Sonny needs to take a page out of Jason's book about loving and protecting his children.