When Brenda betrayed Sonny by wearing a wire, it was Lily who warned Sonny about it. Thus, on a foundation of snitchery was built Sonny's first marriage. Lily was the classic rebound girl who could never really live up to Brenda, but Sonny tried to convince himself anyway, until Lily was blown up by a car bomb meant for Sonny.
Emily and Zander met at a rave, where Zander ( an ex-drug dealer) got scared when the police showed up and grabbed a frightened Emily at gunpoint and drove away. While on the run, Zander and Emily fell in love.