DAYS' JACK A SNOOP?
Matthew Ashford reveals why Jack is a good reporter
t's great to have Jack back
at The Spectator.
Of course, the biggest surprise is that
Jennifer got the nod as editor-in-cheif. It was a big adjustment
for Jack, but a piece of something is better than no piece at
I enjoy the newspaper as a backdrop because it gives Jack a reason
to satisfy his basic curiosity. At the same time, he can be real
nosy and snoopy. As a reporter, there's a specific inquisitiveness
about people and curiosity about things. It also gives Jack a
chance to fit into Salem, where there's always something going
on. Jack's not exactly social with a lot of these people in Salem,
but he definitely has something he wants from them. He has specific
goals, such as looking for information, whether it's police or
business people. How that information is used could be detrimental
t that person, or it could be something good. So, Jack could be
very helpful to them, or a threat.
When in doubt, it's always best to go to what you're good at.
In the case of Jack, he was not successful in love, politics or
any number of things, until he bough this newspaper from Diana
Colville, got control of it and started to make things happen.
In his own mind, those were the glory years. It's also where he
met Jennifer. . . and things started coming together.
Jack seems to thrive in crisis. I think the Chinese symbol for
chaos breaks down into dangerous opportunity. Underneath his layer
of cynicism is a natural optimism. There's always that possibility
for Jack that something good is going to come out of the crisis.
It keeps him on his toes."