AJ Quartermaine is on his way out. Again.
No, ticked off is too light of a word. I am flat-out
writer Ron Carlivati promised viewers (about
a year ago) that AJ’s return would be the start of the “revitalization” of the
In that time we’ve seen AJ and Tracy grapple for control of
ELQ by trying to concoct the perfect relish recipe and . . . nothing.
Well, I guess that’s not exactly true, we’ve also seen AJ
hit the bottle. Again.
AJ Quartermaine is one of those characters that has no end
of potential stories to tell. So how did RC run out of story? How did he go
back to the same well?
Sean Kanan announced that his time on GH was coming to an
end and that he would be returning to the Bold & The Beautiful
written show on the air) because he wanted a love story and better writing.
Someone should check RC’s head for a concussion – because that
was a massive slap in the face from the actor to the writer.
RC had a potential goldmine in front of him when AJ
returned. I mean, he was Michael’s father, he was
having some pretty righteous
hate sex with Carly, he had a sweet relationship budding with Elizabeth, he had
office hijinks with Tracy and he had his ongoing feud with Sonny. That was all
built into the character. How much more do you want?
Instead, AJ kept dropping to the floor with panic attacks,
he got one romp with Elizabeth before she started pining over Nikolas (her
worst pairing ever) again, Carly moved out of his orbit to prop the serial
killer with a brain tumor and AJ then went to jail (offscreen) for months for
possibly killing Connie.
Wow, RC, you’re right. That really did revitalize the
Now, AJ is in a coma after Sonny shot him, and Ava is trying
to unplug him every chance she gets. So Sonny gets to ruin AJ’s life. Again.
I realize that RC is a plot-driven writer and he cares
nothing about character but, come on. Fans are willing
to settle for scraps at
this point and RC has tossed us out into the desert where we have to watch him
prop his favorite characters while ours wither and die.
At some point, RC is going to have to learn that we don’t
appreciate our favorite characters being decimated. I would have thought he
learned his lesson when he sacrificed Marty on the altar of Natalie on One Life
. Unfortunately, he did almost the same thing when he sacrificed Robin
on the altar of Sabrina.
Now, AJ is being sacrificed on the dual altars of Ava and
Sonny (who are destined to hit the sheets soon to really gross me out).
So, RC, you failed again. Which beloved vet are you going to
What do you think? Are you angry about Kanan’s departure?