I recall Alan Michael stating that his mom was kind of distant emotionally to him as a kid. I recall she developed an alcohol problem when Alan broke her heart by cheating on her I think. Or maybe he wouldn't give up his corrupt ways. I was a kid when they were a couple. I recall Hope was quite a bit younger than Alan, wasn't she a recent college grad when they hooked up? Did she ever appear on the show when Alan Michael returned as a young adult? Did Alex ever express whether she like or disliked her former SIL?