CAN'T RESIST JACK ANY longer, so this week on Days
of Our Lives the bickering, bantering duo begin to make
A passionate reunion is the furthest thing from Jennifer's mind,
when Jack first walks through the door. "Jennifer really
gives it to him," previews Melissa Reeves (Jennifer). "She
is livid, furious at the sight of Jack's drunken stupor. Jack
seemed so sincere with his marriage proposal earlier, but he
blew it by getting drunk and kissing Greta."
Jennifer gives Jack the sobering news that she's glad she turned
down his proposal. Jack counters by saying she drove him into
Greta's arms. Jack is not a total mess," says Matthew Ashford
(Jack). "He's trying to pull it together. Then he senses
that he has another opportunity to get through to her"
-- and goes for it.
He pulls out the engagement ring "and basically proposes
again," relates Ashford. "Everything seems inappropriate
about the timing, but he knows if you don't leap, you'll never
accomplish anything. Jack says, 'I think it's time for Jack
and Jennifer forever. Enough of this first time, second time,
third time...' And there's a moment where he just senses a wavering
He's right. "Jennifer is still in love with Jack,"
admits Reeves. "She's just so scared the way he is and
the person that he is. She's not sure he'll ever be any different.
But, deep down, she has this incredible love for him."
Before Jennifer can say yes... or no... Jack kisses her. "He
isn't thinking at that point," asserts Ashford. "Jennifer
doesn't say, 'Stop! Stop! Get away! Instead, one thing leads
to another. Her body is saying yes. This is something Jack as
wanted to do, but did not have the courage to do until now...
until he loosened up."
Unfortunately for Jack, Jenn wises up mid-pucker. "It's
like, 'What am I doing? He's drunk. That's why he's pawing me.
He's not sincere,'" explains Reeves. She pushes Jack away
and tells him she's not ready because she needs to be sure he
won't go back to his old ways.
"All Jack wants is Jennifer in his arms," sighs Ashford.
"He says, 'Why don't we just try to dance? he just wants
to be close. So he turns on the radio, and they start to dance."
Their Fred and Ginger moment is interrupted with a news report
of the deaths of Shawn, Philip, and Belle. The couple rush over
to console Bo and Hope, then leave for Alice's house, where
-- surprise, surprise -- Greta is waiting. Before Jack and Jennifer
can break the tragic news to poor Alice, Hope phones to report
it was a horrible mistake -- the kids are alive. Alice pours
everyone a shot of tequila to celebrate, then Jennifer, Jack
and Greta keep on drinking.
"Every time Jack tries to pass the bottle to Jennifer,
Greta gets between them and takes another shot," says Ashford
with a smile. "Greta ends up looped and wants to start
talking," and tell Jennifer that Jack is gay. At one point,
recounts Reeves, Greta tells Jennifer that Jack has a dilemma.
So Jennifer's a little wary.
Meanwhile, Jack is "starting to panic. It's been one long,
wild and hairy night," chuckles Ashford. "He's gained
some ground with Jennifer. He doesn't want to lose it, and he
knows that Greta can potentially ruin it all. Jack knows he
has to get Jennifer out of there." Otherwise, his hopes
of a future with her will be... shot.
JANET DI LAURO