It`s a dramatic shift for my character. He has put away the hatred for his brother - the sibling rivalry, the envy. At the core of him is respect for what he knows Sonny to be, and the subtext that he can save his brother.
So Ric is forced into the position of having to do something he would never have intended to do. Ric thinks, `I have to stand by him.` He is pulled back to a place of a much darker Ric - the same place he was in when he was holding a pillow over Elizabeth`s head and chaining Carly to the wall. But when he actually shoots Ruiz, it surprises him. It certainly surprises Ruiz.
I think the baby will be born for November sweeps. When that kid comes out, he`s going to be 5-foot-2.
There`s a rift between them,
Ric is trying to put that whole one-night stand behind him, but it keeps coming back. The writers keep putting him in Reese`s proximity.
Sonny doesn`t think running around killing people is the greatest thing, but it`s his curse. Now he feels maybe his brother is cursed, too.