The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Jack (Peter Bergman) will have a car crash in Genoa City. Reckless boozing and pill-popping will contribute to the accident. While Jack won’t die in the crash, he could be visited by a dead man.
Yes, Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) advice didn’t sink through that thick head of Jack’s. The AA principles both men have strayed from were disregarded as Mr. Abbott, or Mr. Whoever he is drove under a double influence and wrecked his super-priced apparent hybrid. Electrical recharge still comes via an original fossil fuel source, so ‘Jackie-boy’ isn’t saving the planet as much as he thinks he is either.
It’s been awhile since John (Jerry Douglas) was seen in one of Jack’s visions, 2015 to be exact. Viewers have anticipated Douglas’ character’s return, but know that the Dina (Marla Adams) storyline made that challenging.
How would John be written back, since he apparently didn’t know of Dina’s meanderings during his earthly life? Y&R would have needed to answer the question of John’s prior knowledge, or have his ghost react to life as it has developed since his death.
Both angles were and are somewhat problematic, since Jack could then take whatever interactions he has with his assumed father and use them to counter, or cross-check Dina and his half-family. Plot flaws would also be highlighted as well.
The lead-in to this particular paternity reveal was actually building for months, or maybe even a year. Savvy soap fans know the play out was well done because Dina’s initial return to GC offered no clues to the since-revealed storyline.
Executive producer and head writer Mal Young has publicly stated that he storyboards longterm arcs in his head approximately six months to a year out. That means he likely welcomed Adams back to the cast with the plan of her remixing Abbott family history, rather than just revisiting Ashley’s (Eileen Davidson) bloodlines, battling with Graham (Max Shippee), or exploring the Alzheimer’s’ diagnosis.
Assuming the proposed theory proves true, Jack will be consoled by the man he adored. Bergman’s character will temporarily enter the netherworld and finally speak to the only man who he considers his father. The interaction will provide a bridge from current doubts to a clear resolution, as Y&R fans, along with Jack will learn whether he’s an Abbott, or not soon.
Young has recently indicated that GC observers should keep watching the show in anticipation of having their uproars quieted. That seems to imply that Jack was, is, and will remain an Abbott. Here’s hoping that John does weigh in on the matter, as his always wise counsel is sorely needed. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Young and the Restless. Check back regularly for Y&R spoilers and news!
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