The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Jack (Peter Bergman) will continue floating in the soapy either. His father could be Bill Bell for all he knows. And career wise, Jackie-boy has old-school skills and few job prospects. So, what lies ahead for the former and potentially soon again Jack Abbott?
Would Jack ever go to work for Victor (Eric Braeden)? Never say never in Genoa City. Without digging deep into the history of this soap, that only hardcore viewers know by heart anyway, let’s ponder whether Jack and Victor could coexist at Newman Enterprises.
Mr. Whoever is no longer Jack Abbott, or at least Y&R has written Bergman’s character away from that legacy biology for the time being. So who is he? Well, Jack only knows that Dina (played by the lady who deserved the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards, Marla Adams) is his mother. And, since he just stormed out of Jabot, Jack is currently unemployed and possibly unemployable.
Jack remains rich, courtesy of John Abbott’s (Jerry Douglas) brilliance. Speaking of Douglas, savvy viewers must have thought that Y&R would have written him back by now. But John’s ghost hasn’t appeared in an episode since 2015. That could mean that this fine actor, who is 85 years old, isn’t physically able to act anymore. If that’s not the case, then co-executive producer and head writer Mal Young, along with TPTB, better put John into the script very soon.
Jack’s access to money won’t satisfy his yearning to be somewhere in the business game. He’s in need of his dad’s counsel, ghostly, or otherwise. Dina isn’t able to help him, considering the serious health situation she’s handling. The reveal she recently dropped, via the Abby (Melissa Ordway) sit-down interviews, has pushed Jack over the edge.
Okay, was this scribe joking when he suggested that Jack go to work for Victor, or that Victor offer Jack a job? Absolutely not!
Imagine the fresh scenes and situations that could play out if, for whatever reason, these hardened enemies became employer (Victor) and employee (Jack). As viewers recall, they did agree to be part of the New Hope joint venture. So, maybe this suggestion merely feeds off of what could have been a telegraphed scenario that’s about to unfold.
Mindful viewers know full well that all is possible, if only for a short period, within this delightfully whacky, wonderful, soapy world where Jack is no longer an Abbott. And, he’s so desperate that he just might go to work for, or with The Moustache.
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