discovers that her beloved Jack is dying, on
Days of Our Lives, but before she can comfort
him, the stubborn reporter leaves town to die alone.
Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) makes the startling discovery
that her husband's days are numbered after finding
medication in his jacket. She has long suspected something
is wrong and a quick search on the Internet soon reveals
the situation is far worse than she thought.
The revelation comes just hours before a party Jennifer
has organised to cheer up her partner, who has been
depressed since returning to Salem.
Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is concerned the party
will make him feel self-concious, but Jen says it's
important Jack knows that people love and support
As they plan the event, Julie wonders if they should
leave Frankie (Billy Warlock) off the guest list as
even the slightest jealousy could ruin the event [I
do not remember this]. But Jen assures her
Jack (Matt Ashford) knows how deeply she loves
As they put the finishing touches on the extravagant
bash, Jack is caught researching on the Internet ways
to disappear and die.
Frankie steps up to tell his friend that what he's
considering is the coward's way out. Jack says he's
doing it to protect his family from impending heartache.
"You're a selfish bastard who's only
think of himself." Frankie counters. "It's
like you don't know Jen at all She would want to be
by your side and spend every second with you.
"Jen married you for better and for worse,
and if you leave, she won't understand why. She'll
When Frankie admits she's the "sweetest, most
gentle, loving person" he has ever known, Jack
losses it and takes a swing at his friend.
He jealously accuses Frankie of counting down the
days until he dies so he can take his place.
A fight erupts, but little harm is done as Jack quickly
tires. Frankie reminds him that it was his crazy idea
for him to woo his wife in the first place.
Jack apologises, saying that he can barely endure
watching them fall in love. The lawyer makes one last
bid to change his friend's mind, but Jack fears he'll
go bad before death comes and can't bear the idea
of Jen being subjected to that.
you love her enough to protect her from this?"
Jack quizzes. Frankie promises to keep his secret,
but it's no use as Jen finally learns the truth.
On heart-wrenching eps, she finds her husband's medication
and learns it's only prescribed for terminal illnesses.
Jack is forced to admit that he's dying —
but viewers see he's as determined as ever to leave
town before the end.