The Young and the Restless spoilers tease the Dina’s (Marla Adams) mid-1980’s and recently revisited Ashley (Eileen Davidson) paternity reveal will be followed by an as dramatic shocking sequel. Jack also isn’t John Abbott’s (Jerry Douglas) son, as Brent Davis (Bert Kramer) is his father as well! Old-school mic drop seen on whatever VHF CBS channel readers physically turn to in order to watch Y&R on their console televisions.
This feature is going on the assumption that Dina’s recall is exact. This scribe has suspended disbelief, meaning that he’s choosing to believe that Dina’s Alzheimer’s disease hasn’t caused her to state something that will later be proven false. So, let’s go with this premise and see what it takes her, Jack, other connected characters and us.
Lo and behold Jackie boy isn’t an Abbott either. Recall, he’s the one who created the Jabot rule that only a blood relative could hold the Chief Operating Officer. Jack just had that corporate point erased, which seems to have been a foreshadowing point.
While Jack’s intent at the time was to block Phyllis (then played by Michelle Stafford) from ever taking control of the company, he employed the rule against his sister Ashley in recent months, which caused their relationship to break. The term sister obviously takes on a renewed meaning now, by the way.
No longer is Ashley his half-sister. Instead, Traci (Beth Maitland) is John’s only known child, meaning that Jack and Ashley are her half-siblings. That would also mean that Jack and Billy (Jason Thompson) aren’t brothers. Thompson’s character was found to have no biological connection to Ashley, in that his parents are John and Jill (Jess Walton).
Viewers may assume that this development could spark the return of John’s ghost, who has been conspicuous by his absence since Dina returned to town. That would seem to have been the case because, according to the storyline, John was never told about Brent. So he and Jack couldn’t logically have any discussions that would involve said soapy history. But maybe they will in the near future, especially considering this new information.
Dina exposed her backstory as being morally loose more than three decades ago. As referenced, viewers were first told that Ashley was Brent’s child in the 1980’s.
One would assume that Jack will be totally floored by this stunner. After he composes himself and deals with potential public humiliation, including Victor’s (Eric Braeden) expected jabs, Jack will surely seek a paternity test.
Exhumations of Brent’s and John’s remains will need to be legally granted, as both men have been dead for years. Though magical samples of their DNA may be have been kept somewhere if both gents had some parts of their beings preserved.
As all of the above is playing out, Jack’s tie to Ashley should change. She may resist consoling her restored full brother, but hearts melt in said strange situations.
Savvy readers of this site know that Kyle (Michael Mealor) is about to return. Possibly this recast is an additional signal that Jack’s reality is about to be permanently altered? CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Young and the Restless. Check back regularly for Y&R spoilers and news!