Thursday July 21, 2011 *Jason Proposes to Sam, Sam Says Yes*
At Jason's penthouse Maxie and Jason gasp as Sam's engagement ring flies off of Maxie's hand and sails through the air. Maxie leans over the edge of the balcony upset as Jason rushes downstairs to look for the ring. Apologetic Maxie joins him; she insists that he can't propose without the ring otherwise Sam will not take Jason seriously.
Meanwhile Alexis asks Sam if she and Jason have decided to get married. Sam admits they have not, but it sounds like Jason is planning to propose tonight. She would really like her mom's blessing if that happens. Alexis admits it doesn't thrill her to see her eldest daughter married to a mobster, but she knows Jason truly loves Sam, so yes, they have her blessing. Happy Sam hugs Alexis as Kristina enters. Kristina immediately squeals and hugs Sam when she hears the good news.
Sam heads home to change and arrives at the rooftop wearing a floor length white dress and her hair piled on her head. She smiles when she sees the flowers, the candles and Jason wearing a blue shirt! Sam correctly guesses that Maxie helped Jason. Jason nods. Does Sam like her surprise? Sam loves it. Nervous Jason gives a short speech about not taking love for granted and asks Sam to marry him. Sam replies that she fell apart when they first broke up because she didn't know who she was without Jason. Now that she does, she is fine if they never get married. She just wants to be with him. Jason understands that, but if Sam is okay with it, he would really like to marry her. Aw! Sam beams; then her answer is yes! She will marry him! Jason reaches into his pocket; he reveals he lost Sam's ring, but until he can find it, here is a substitute. It's the only thing he could find -- a chrome nut! Sam laughs; it's perfect!
In less happier news Brenda arrives at Sonny's house to find him in a close moment with Carly. Carly urges Brenda to fight for Sonny, but Sonny knows Brenda is here to say good-bye. After Carly leaves, Sonny finally admits to Brenda that he could give her the life she wants, but that it would be a lie. He loves power too much to give up the mob. Brenda nods; deep in her heart she knew that. The Sonny she loves is the one in her heart -- the one she married. She realizes she needs to leave now before Alec wants to emulate Sonny. Sonny nods; he wants Brenda to have a good life and to know that wherever she goes, he will always love her. Brenda removes her wedding rings and leaves them on a table as she goes. Alone Sonny allows himself to cry.
Michael and Morgan are playing with Josslyn when Jax stops by to say good-bye. He reveals that he is leaving the country for a while. Jax apologizes for hurting Morgan and Morgan hugs him, saying he still loves him. He was a great step-dad! Michael returns with Josslyn and Jax fights back the tears as he tells her that he has to leave for a little bit. He urges the boys to be there for Carly and to take care of their sister. Later Carly returns home to learn that Jax left town. She fights her own tears as she assures the boys she is okay. She is sad that things didn't work out with Jax and admits she loved him very much. As Michael, Morgan and Josslyn cuddle with Carly, Carly says that as long as she has her three beautiful children by her side, she will be fine.
Carly returns to Sonny's place to tell him about Jax's departure. Sonny tells her that he and Brenda are over for good; Brenda saw the real him and she couldn't accept it. Sonny really thought they had a real chance at forever, but as soon as Brenda found Alec, Sonny knew it was a matter of time before their marriage ended. Later Sonny barely keeps himself together as he learns that Brenda boarded a plane with Jax. Angry he orders his pilot to get his plane ready and runs out.
Robin arrives to Brenda's suite where Brenda tells her that she and Sonny have separated. She and Alec are flying to Rome tonight. Robin is sad, but understands. Brenda explains that having Alec has made her grown as a woman; she needs to put him first. Robin hugs her friend and promises to visit her. Brenda gives Robin a sealed letter and asks her to give it to Sonny when the time is right. Later Jax arrives to say good-bye. He learns that Brenda is also leaving town and suggests that she use his private jet. Brenda accepts and together, they board a plane and tell Alec how wonderful Rome is and how they will visit Paris, too. Jax sees the tears welling in Brenda's eyes and assures her that she will be okay. Brenda smiles and tells Alec that she used to throw a coin and make a wish in the Trevi fountain every day. Maybe they can go collect those coins! Jax asks Brenda to make a wise for him, too, but Brenda suggests he stay long enough in Rome to make the wish himself.