Who Needs Characterization on The Young and the Restless?
I love me some Smilin’ Jack (Peter Bergman) and would choose him over Mr. Mumbles all day long. What makes him such a special character is that he’s complex. Jack does bad things for good reasons and is as fiercely loyal to his loved ones as he is treacherous to his adversaries. I’m so damn tired of my boy losing all the time! Jack’s done battle with Victor and come out on top before. Case in point: Jack married Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), to the chagrin of his arch enemy. In the 90's, he left The Mustache for dead, and years later, he took advantage of Victor’s epilepsy in attempt 1,432 to hijak Newman Enterprises. Why is it that at 823-years-old, TGVN is now spanking Jack yet again? Jack is entirely too savvy and slick to be played by a fossil. The Jack we used to know never would have surrendered his hold of Jabot to Chancellor Enterprises, he would have found another way to keep the company afloat. He certainly wouldn't be bowing down to that skeevy Tucker (Stephen Nichols). But then, the old Jack never would have been so sprung on that dizzy Sharon (Sharon Case), and begging for love either. I still can't see how the smooth, playboy, Jabot heir let his stepson steal Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) from him in the first place! Furthermore, my Jack would have definitely suspected the woman he’d married and slept with for two months was Patty Wack posing as Emily (Stacy Haiduk). Now it looks like Victor has given Jack the shaft yet again with the collapse of the Newman Fund. I sure hope Jack Abbott gets his mojo back again, and soon. Maybe having his son Kyle back in his life could be the catalyst?