Dr. Josh Madden was the rebellious son of world-renowned fertility specialist,
Dr. Greg Madden. Josh was Greg’s miracle baby as his mother, Emily
Madden, was thought to be sterile. After medical school, Josh pursued
a degree in business in lieu of becoming a doctor like his father wanted.
Josh caught the FUSION women trying to steal Ryan Lavery’s sample
from his father’s new clinic in Pine Valley. Josh agreed to help
them for a favor. He wanted a job at Erica Montgomery’s new show,
“New Beginnings.” Kendall Slater, Erica’s daughter,
pulled some strings and got him a job.
slept with an underage Danielle Frye after a night of drinking. Josh did
not know how young Dani was.
Josh met Babe Carey after some college students tried to steal her car
at the Roadside Bar. Josh was attracted to Babe, but she was in a committed
relationship with Jamie Martin. Amanda Dillon had similar feelings for
Jamie. They teamed up to break up the happy couple. Babe turned to Josh
when she needed to end her engagement so that Jamie could inherit the
English Estate. Jamie walked in on them together.
Josh’s obsession with stardom went too far when he began to secretly
drug Erica. She went so far as to stab Zach Slater. Josh planted evidence
that Amanda was the true culprit. The truth came out at the Mardi Gras
Ball. Erica and Josh were trapped after the roof collapsed in the ballroom.
Josh admitted to his lies, unaware that Erica had secrets of her own.
Dr. Joe Martin offered Josh a position at Pine Valley Hospital after witnessing
his aptitude for medicine after the Mardi Gras Ball. Jeff Martin enlisted
Josh to help him work on his grant. Jeff’s interest in Josh was
soon explained when he learned he was actually Jeff and Erica’s
son. Greg had performed an abortion on Erica. He took the fetus, and implanted
it in his own wife. Josh lashed out at everyone for lying to him.
Josh discovered Greg buried alive in the Pine Valley park. Babe supported
Josh as he grieved his father. They had a one night stand. When Colby
Chandler found out, she accused Josh of molesting her. She would only
drop the charges if Babe told JR Chandler, her husband, what had happened.
When JR found out, he threw himself out a window. As Josh treated JR’s
injuries, he began to worry about Babe’s welfare with such an unstable
Josh grew close to Bianca Montgomery, his new sister. They were both equally
devastated by Babe’s death at the hands of the Satin Slayer Serial
Killer. In reality, Josh and Jeff had faked Babe’s death to protect
her from the killer. Babe and Josh grew close in her seclusion. Josh told
her it was her opportunity to start her life anew. Babe was prepared to
runaway with Little Adam, but changed her mind at her last minute. After
Alexander Cambias, sr. was arrested for the killings, Babe decided to
break things off with Josh and JR.
decided to work for Cambias Enterprises to help rebuild FUSION. Just as
the women regrouped after the Satin Slayer debacle, former partner Greenlee
returned to reclaim her place. Josh reached out to Greenlee, but she was
on a reign of terror. She wanted to reclaim the life she thought Kendall
had stolen from her by having Ryan’s child.
Josh helped Kendall and Zach cope with Spike Lavery’s deafness and
Ian Slater’s premature birth. Zach gave Josh command of Chandler
Industries, Cambias’ latest acquisition. Josh also began an on again
off again romance with Hannah Nichols, Zach’s ex-girlfriend.
Zach gave Josh more and more autonomy at Cambias Industries, not knowing
that he was skimming off the books. Josh wanted to start his own business
and needed the capital. He had donated all the money he received when
Greg was murdered, seeing it as blood money. To Zach, Josh's action was
the greatest form of betrayal. Zach sent his henchmen out after Josh,
intent on getting rid of him. Josh knew only one person could help him:
At first Kendall could not believe her husband was capable of such cruelty.
But after witnessing Zach’s men abducting her brother, Kendall hatched
a plan for Josh’s escape. With Ryan and Aidan’s help, Josh
was sent into hiding.