General Hospital – July 1998 – Alan’s Drug Addiction Part 4
Part 4. Ned tells Emily that the photographer wants her for a 2 week photo shoot. Emily is so happy until Ned tells her that Alan is addicted to pain killers. AJ is angry that Ned told her instead of letting him break the news to her. Emily is very upset. They tell her never to get into a car with him (not realizing she already has). Alan walks in and Emily rushes to hug him. He accuses Ned and AJ of spreading lies about him. Emily wants to talk to Alan alone. Alan tries to deny his addiction but Emily knows. She tries to get him to empty his pockets but leaves disappointed. Alone, Alan thinks back to when he yelled and scared Emily. Alan and AJ argue again and results in Alan hitting AJ after he calls him a junkie.
Note: This AJ, supportive AJ, is vastly different from how they wrote him a few years later as the psycho who kidnapped Michael. Consistency went the way of the dodo bird a few years later.