I know what you mean about the sex kitten versus wanting to be a wife. You know those people who are stuck in the groove of the hairdo or wardrobe from their heyday ? Sonja being a sex kitten was her heyday and it got her ol’ man Morgan.... so it’s what she knows. Sadly it’s not going to work anymore now she’s less kitten and more the ol’ cat that has hair that’s a bit scruffy and bandy legs who can’t jump up onto the mantelpiece and knock stuff off anymore (oh, that’s our cat... but you know what I mean!)
Dorinda (?) mentioned Sonja putting a brave face on her life in this episode, so I think her sexy persona, to some extent, is covering up her desire for a marriage. Actually, a lot of her sexiness and most flirtatious is conveyed to the men who are younger and/or unavailable (the cute bar man/wait staff etc) and it’s the older/wealthier marriageable and possibly attainable men that she socialises with that she drops those marriage hints to. I’m trying to recall what she was saying and to whom....in the bar when Mar-E-Oh brought stuff to Ramona...?