2002 General Hospital Opinion Articles and Essays!
The Courtney and A.J. Love Story Is Stupid!
Written 7/26/02 by
Suzanne originally for
This whole story with Courtney and A.J. is driving me nuts.
I had little trouble with it when it started. It seemed like just a
continuation of the A.J.-Sonny war. And for a while, that's what it was.
A.J. hit on Courtney so he could use her to get at Sonny, and thus get
Michael back (you ever wonder, does A.J. really want Michael back, or does
he just want to get one over on Sonny?). Then, after a while, it seemed
like they would make a great couple and also cause more problems for
But then for some reason they decided to leave Sonny out of it, which
doesn't make a whole lot of sense. For a month or so, Sonny was so fixated
on protecting his sister and getting to know her, that he could talk of
little else. But now we haven't seen them together for weeks. Sure, I know
that A.J. and Courtney don't like him, but it seems weird that Sonny
wouldn't keep trying. He sure doesn't give up on Carly!
Then A.J.'s family decided to cut him off from his fortune and kick him
out. Rather, Edward framed him for embezzlement (and whatever happened to
THAT? Are the PCPD so busy looking for arsonists that they don't have time
to go after the white collar crimes?) and disinherited him, and then Alan
and Monica kicked him out.
First of all, Edward has always been concerned in the past with scandal
and what that will do to ELQ, so it doesn't make much sense that he would
try to frame A.J. and get him in trouble with the law. Secondly, why in
the heck would Lila allow him to do this? Why didn't A.J. run to her the
first chance he got? They have completely ignored that aspect of it, which
is just poor writing.
Then Monica and Alan decided that A.J. had to leave the house because his
marriage to Courtney, which they think is a scam, was the last straw in
how he misbehaves. Okay, first of all it has been shown that Alan likes
Courtney and thinks that she and A.J. really are in love, so why would he
kick them out? Then, Monica ended up getting mad at Courtney and slapping
her, so why would she be trying to protect her from A.J.? And lastly, A.J.
is an adult, so isn't it his business whom he marries? None of this makes
sense. It's purely contrived, a plot device to make Courtney and A.J. have
problems as they "struggle together". To make things worse, Skye, who is
the only friend A.J. has, also refused to loan him any money. That made no
Then A.J. can't find a job because Edward has blackballed him. All right,
I buy that Edward has a lot of power, money, and influence. But surely he
also has made a lot of enemies that might want to hire the former head of
ELQ (A.J.) to get back at him. I mean, just like Sonny's enemies went
after Zander, I would think Edward's enemies would do the same. And since
Jax is Edward's biggest enemy right now, you'd think he'd want to use A.J.
in his plotting, even if he doesn't completely trust him.
So A.J. has to get a job driving a forklift….WHAT? Hello, I believe he has
a college degree, and even if not, in the past he managed a spa and also
was a computer wizard (they forgot about that last part when they had him
interviewing in a job and he acted like he didn't know anything about
using a computer!). Surely he could find a job that pays a little more
than manual labor. That's just utterly ridiculous. And besides, why
wouldn't they just leave town so they could go somewhere that Edward
didn't have so much power? And besides all that, I find it hard to believe
that weasel-y A.J. didn't sock away money in a Swiss bank account long
ago, especially when he was running ELQ. If he didn't, he kind of deserves
all this misfortune he's having now…
Then the stupidest thing of all….A.J. runs his car into a strip club and
then Courtney has to pay off the damages by stripping in the club.
First of all, why didn't she just tell the guy, "Look, my brother is Sonny
Corinthos, so you'd better leave us alone". Even if she hates Sonny, she's
got to know that dropping his name would scare most people off. And then
how can Sonny, who's the mob boss who supposedly runs the town, and knows
everything that's going on, not know that his own sister is stripping in
the club HE USED TO OWN???
And since Courtney knows that A.J. can't stand to even see her being nice
to customers at Kelly's, wouldn't she realize that stripping would be
about the worst thing she could do in his eyes? Short of actual
prostitution, anyway. So much for the sweet and innocent girl. At least we
haven't actually gotten to see her stripping and sliding down the pole the
way we did way-back-when with Karen!
Of course the whole thing is supposed to be "ironic". Ooh, Sonny's sister
is stripping in the club he used to own! But it's not, it's just stupid.
But I can't wait to see what happens when A.J. finds out and then when
Sonny finds out!
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