OWN’s common collection Greenleaf could have resulted in August after 5 drama-filled seasons, however the present lives on via Netflix for a brand new group of viewers to find.
One of many main narratives in Greenleaf’s remaining few episodes handled the trauma surrounding Grace’s son, AJ, and the key he’d been preserving from his dad and mom. Nevertheless, followers weren’t satisfied that the previous convict was even the pastor’s actual youngster. Now that the collection is over, right here’s how that storyline wrapped up. WARNING: Spoilers forward!
Is AJ actually Grace’s son on ‘Greenleaf’?
Until the writers are plotting a twist involving AJ for the present’s upcoming spin-off, then he’s in actual fact the son Grace gave up for adoption when she was simply 18 years previous. Although many viewers speculated that AJ’s secret would have one thing to do along with his actual id, it truly centered on his time in jail.
He lastly admitted to Grace what led him to aim suicide within the Season 5 premiere. “I’m gonna let you know one thing, and after I say it, I don’t wish to discuss it,” he declared from his hospital mattress. “I’m sick of being handled like a puzzle everybody’s attempting to determine.”
AJ went on to disclose that he was raped by fellow inmates and contracted HIV consequently. “That’s my life. That’s the state of affairs, OK?” he concluded. Regardless of the stunning announcement, followers had hassle accepting that there wasn’t extra to the story.
“I used to be a bit let down by AJ’s secret. I nonetheless assume he’s hiding extra stuff,” one particular person wrote under a TVLine recap. A well-liked principle amongst commenters is that the thriller man who appeared at Religion’s gravesite within the Season four finale (see image under) is her precise son and AJ was his cellmate.
“I’m positive that the true AJ informed him about him being adopted and about his actual people,” one individual mentioned in assist of the impersonator thesis. “The present AJ did inform [Grace] that he did analysis on her and her household… I consider this present particular person is a faux and he’s the HIV rapist and he’s utilizing Grace’s [son’s] id.”
As a substitute, the collection ended on a excessive word for AJ. His and Grace’s relationship was proven to be going nicely even after he selected to dwell along with his dad Noah. Whether or not or not we’ll see the character on our TV screens once more stays a thriller… no less than for now.