"Jack and Jennifer
come together for Abby's sake and make a change in their
living arrangements. Jen has a surprise reaction when Jack
spends time with Greta. Alice and Julie do some detective
work to track down Jen's mystery man in Ireland, who will
be on the canvas by the end May."
Jennifer to live together, but her explosive love secret
may tear them apart forever. How will Jack react to the
"Jennifer and Jack are divorced and she doesn't
feel that Jack is capable of doing what's best for Abby,"
says Melissa Reeves (Jennifer). "He's
a good father and Jennifer doesn't doubt his love for Abby,
but he's selfish and unreliable. In her heart, Jennifer
wants to do what's best for Abby, even if she doesn't feel
it's best for herself." Therefore, Jennifer agrees
to live with Jack for Abby's sake, and because Jack threatens
to sue for full custody.
Beneath The Surface
Jennifer confesses to Hope that she's not trying to
save the relationship. She says that she feels partly responsible
for their breakup. "If there was another man, it seems
Jennifer had feelings for him, but he didn't have the same
for her," says Reeves. "I'm not certain what Jennifer
is hiding, but she's hiding something about her father also.
As Jennifer confides in Hope, Jack and Abby run into Greta,
who notes how he handles his daughter and feels he's a wonderful
father. Matthew Ashford (Jack) agrees,
to an extent. "Jack is a good father. However, his
motives haven't usually been clean and pure in the past.
Why should they be now? He wants his family under the same
roof, in an environment where he can control them. This
is Jack's world and he's doing the best to hold on to it.
After seeing Greta's apartment, Jack wants her to decorate
the house that he and Jennifer are going to rent. "With
Greta," says Ashford, "Jack can get his ideas
to, vent a little. His veneer is starting to crack. With
Jennifer, he's trying to find the sunny side over and over
again. He's been trying to put a positive spin on everything
and not let his negativity out. He's not risen to the bait
very often as Jennifer vents all her anger. He's snapped
at times and told Jennifer that they will be civil toward
each other in front of Abigail. He knows if he lets his
anger go all-out Jennifer is going to be gone. It's a side
she knows is there. Sometimes, Jack pushes Jennifer and
it becomes a very heated argument, but it's an intense connection.
They still have that." At the rental house, Jack and
Greta fall and land in a heap, unaware that Jennifer and
Hope have seen them. Jennifer assumes that Jack is toying
with Greta on the side.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
When DAYS OF OUR LIVES wrote the immensely
popular character of Jack Deveraux off into the sunset in 1993,
fans were brokenhearted. Reportedly, some "Jack" loyalists
even protested outside the NBC studio where the show is taped to
try to win their favorite leading man back from exile.
Not long after the show brought back Melissa Reeves (Jennifer)
to reprise her role early this year, viewers learned that her estranged
ex, Jack, would be returning as well. But for how long?
Although his much-ballyhooed comeback was barely supposed to last
through February Sweeps (just a handful of episodes," as headwriter
Tom Langan originally stated), something magical, but not too surprising,
happened once Ashford returned: Lightening struck twice. DAY
chat boards and Update's offices were immediately barraged
by letters praising their work: "They still have that same
great chemistry!" and "It's as though no time past,"