You might not like it, but it's true!! So many people are dogging on AJ...but I have to stick up for him a bit.
Yes, AJ totally messed up and drove Jason into a tree while drunk. He was young-- I believe even Laura Bush was forgiven for having someone DIE on her watch. Any whoo, The "Golden Boy Dream" was smashed to hell and AJ was left to be written into a horrible corner by none other than my "fave" soap character killer, Mr. Guza. AJ could NEVER win--and it got worse as the year's went by. I remember he and Courtney. AJ nothing wrong but BE AJ! Don't get me started on the Michael sheeze. They acted like AJ was an ax murderer and Jason was some baby-whisperer.
On to Alan and AJ. Alan also was a hot-head that often tried to kill people (Rick Webber and Monica anyone?). He did shady deals to get ahead, cheated AND was a drug addict. He yelled a lot, and was pretty dang whiny about Tracy. Monica can also yell, lie, cheat steal and act a victim (ask Leslie Webber) so, AJ didn't fall far from the tree.
(BTW, Morgan/Michael are the "NuAJ/Jason"--down to the "You love your adoptive son more than me" scenario.)
So, you can hate AJ all you want, I for one hope he gets some redemption this time around. I'm so sick of Sonny doggin' on him.