Early in the show, it was established that AJ was born in the midst of a ruthless snowstorm. During this time, his mother Monica, who remains on bed rest, was stranded during labor together with her co-worker and foster mother. Thus began the confusing story about AJ’s paternity.
Nearly twenty years ago, AJ’s role was that of a bad boy in the Quartermaine clan. He was a troublemaker, a black sheep boozer, an unapologetic alcoholic, a hapless rich kid and a tortured character who ended up being killed by a psychotic psychiatrist in 2005.
AJ’s return to the show in October 2012 was met with a lot of controversy especially on the specific role that he will be playing. He resurfaced alive and appeared at the estate of the Quartermaine clan to console his mother Monica following the death of Jason. It turns out that AJ was actually revived by Monica who decided to smuggle his son out of the hospital to make everyone believe that he was already dead.
I think that the decision to bring back AJ to General Hospital has a major impact on Michael Corinthos, his son who does not only think that his father is already dead but also believes that he is not a good person. Aside from being kidnapped in 2005, he had also witnessed how his father was smothered and killed by a doctor in the hospital. It was recently revealed, however, that AJ was actually alive because of Monica, who faked his death and utilized all the resources of the hospital in order to bring him out of the country with the aim of protecting him from the law.
Bringing back AJ’s role will cause conflicts, particularly on the lives of the major characters including Monica, Michael, Carly and Sonny. His resurfacing will also pose challenges on his dynamic relationship with Carly, the mother of Michael, and Sonny, the man whom he thinks is his father. Michael will be confronted with a lot of questions that he will try to seek answers to as the story progresses.
The conflicts that will arise from AJ’s return will surely provide the story with more interesting twists. What will be Michael’s response to the things that the people he trusted the most did in the past after he learns about them? Is there a chance for Michael’s perception about his father to change? During his return, AJ may want to acquaint himself with the son he never raised, but will his son allow this? Would Michael be interested to associate himself with his father?
The plot of the story will become even more complex, but in a good way. AJ’s return will pose more challenges to the lives of the major characters so viewers will have more reasons to be hooked to the show.
What do you think about AJ’s return? Good idea or not so much?