He was the owner of the factory Underworld from 2015 to 2018, having been originally drafted in to help out Carla. Aidan was also in a relationship with Eva Price although it fell apart following Aidan's year long affair with local hairdresser Maria Connor, which caused Eva to lead a revenge campaign against Aidan along with Adam Barlow which resulted in him losing everything.
2018 proved a difficult year for Aidan as he was secretly struggling with depression and suicidal tenancies. Although he helped donate a kidney to Carla and got his life back on track, it all became too much for him and he took his life in May that year, which left a devastating effect on his loved ones, especially Eva who had recently given birth to their daughter, Susie.
1983-2015: Childhood losses and joining the family businessEdit
In his youth, Aidan and his sister Kate were brought up alongside their distant cousins Michelle, Liam and Paul Connor as well as a local girl, Carla Donovan and her half-brother Rob. Unbeknown to most, prior to Aidan and Kate's birth; their father Johnny had a one-night stand with a woman named Sharon behind his wife's back. The pair conceived a child together and an agreement was made to ensure that nobody discovered the truth.
Sharon became obsessed with Johnny however and allowed both of her children to become associated with the Connor clan. Eventually in December 1993, Sharon couldn't take being rejected by Johnny any longer and revealed the their affair to his wife, Louisa. Horrified, Louisa ran in front of oncoming traffic (which Johnny was unable to prevent due to vision problems) and died as a result from her injuries. Both Aidan and Kate were left traumatised following their mother's passing and so Johnny struck up another agreement with Sharon to keep her quiet about their fling; to ensure that his children didn't grow up to resent him.
Due to the fact that Sharon's daughter Carla had grown close to Paul Connor, whom she'd later go on to marry, Johnny decided that it was too risky to stay around and departed with both of his children. Sharon later passed away in June 2011, however; she had revealed the truth to her second child Rob before dying.
In August 2015, Aidan arrived in Weatherfield at the request of Nick Tilsley to help Carla out at Underworld after she was going through financial difficulties as a result of her reckless gambling. Aidan bought a 40% share of the business and later moved into the Rovers with Michelle and her husband Steve McDonald. In September, Aidan received messages from his father telling him he knew that Aidan had secretly used his money to buy shares in the factory without asking him first. Johnny, along with Kate, burst into the factory to expose Aidan's theft but were eventually persuaded to remain at the factory.
2015-2016: Dealing with his father's liesEdit
Later that year, in December 2015, Carla's half-brother began trying to cause trouble for the Connors from behind bars (after having been locked up for the murder of Tina McIntyre). Rob attempted to blackmail Johnny telling him that he knew that he was Carla's real father. Johnny paid Rob £10,000 to keep quiet but this was not enough and Rob continued to blackmail him, knowing there was no way to win with Rob. Johnny revealed the truth to Carla himself who then in turn told Kate and Aidan.
2018: Suicide Edit
In early 2018, it became apparent that Carla Connor was in need of a kidney transplant. Around this time, Aidan had been planning suicide, but decided to delay so he could give Carla a kidney. He had to intercept a suicide letter he had sent to his father Johnny to stop him discovering. He successfully ended up giving Carla a kidney and then decided his time had come. On the night of his father’s leaving party for Spain, after a visit to Eva Price in Lymm, he eventually took his own life. The next morning, Johnny discovered his body, horrified at the sight of his son’s corpse.
To the shock of his family, Aidan left his shares of underworld to Alya Nazir, which Carla Connor did not approve of because she had been mean to Alya.
First and last linesEdit
"Well I've had warmer welcomes!" (First line, to Carla Connor).
"Erm... the former, you know me so well sis." (Final line, also to Carla).