Okay, to a point, Sonny deserves this because of all his recent machinations. But, to be fair, Johnny convinced Sonny's daughter that Sonny is the very thing he despises most. A false accusation that cut so deep, Johnny might as well have stuck a knife in his heart. What's a mobster supposed to do?
Sonny set up a meeting to negotiate a truce. No other mobster would grant Johnny such a grace. They would simply whack him & be done with it.
Now, to the actual incident in question. First, did anyone else besides me notice the crossing guard behind Sonny? He dove out of sight after Sonny shot Johnny. He wasn't so far away that he couldn't hear the conversation. Second, this was the first time, besides when Sonny shot the tv, that he didn't look silly holding a gun.
Now, the investigation...Lucky was standing around that hospital for a minimum of an hour while they waited for an OR to open up to take John into surgery. Why didn't he have a kit or a CSI to swab Johnny's hand for GSR? Give us a little credit, GH!
Then, there's the prodigal dimwit, Dante. What a spell the Rat has him under! All skuzzball Ronnie has to do to shut down any independant thought in Dumte's head is mention the sainted Lt. Poletti. Then, Dumte's brain shuts down. He's so much like his father, it's nauseating.
The only hope for this story is that unlike Dante, Lucky does actually listen to his gut instinct & his instinct is telling him Johnny provoked Sonny & he hasn't even spoken to Sonny yet. The sooner this boner of a story is ended, the better. Even if it means the 1 millionth reunion of Brenda & Sonny.