I remember it differently. After his accident, they treated him like a brain damaged special child who couldn’t or shouldn’t be allowed to make any decisions because he wasn’t their special Jason from before. They never accepted the new him and that was before he started working for Sonny. The only two people who treated him like a person was Lila and Emily. He always had a good relationship with them.
The Q’s didn’t know at that time that AJ had a claim to Michael. It wasn’t Jason that they cared about. It was that there was another generation of Q’s. That scene was one of many where Edward decided that the baby belonged back at the mansion. It didn’t matter if it was with his mother or father at the time. He just wanted another generation to shape into basically him. He did just talk about buying Michael from Carly or that was how I perceived it.
Luke had threatened Carly that he would kill her if her told Bobby that she was her daughter. I don’t know if Luke was more worried about if they die and Bobby finding out later it was her daughter/grandson or Luke hoping they would die.
This was the era that I watched everyday while it was on. It held my interest most day which is something I can’t say now.