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Dec 14 2012, 05:02 PM
- December 20, 2007
I apologize. I meant "fairly quickly" in Days days, not real time. I seem to recall there were like one or two dates per side and then it was done. Nonetheless, I stand corrected.
- Dec 14 2012, 01:13 PM
- Dec 14 2012, 12:36 PM
Daniel did step aside. He realized the situation was untenable and he chose to walk away. And fairly quickly at that.
- Dec 14 2012, 12:19 PM
While I believe that Jack would want Jen to be happy, I highly doubt he would want her to be happy with Daniel, the man who thought that Jack's year long absence because of being abducted and tortured, entitled him to take Jack's wife for himself. Anyone with the slightest bit of class would have stepped aside, but oh no, not Daniel. His shamless continued attempts to "win" Jennifer from Jack compounded the already considerable traumas he was trying to recover from, and caused him a great deal of additional and unnecessary anguish, so, no, Abigail, I don't think Jack would want Jennifer to be with a man who treated him so callously.
And for the writers to act like they're "honoring" J & J's history when they killed Jack off just to pair Jen with Daniel is just offensive.
They killed off one half of one of the most popular couples in the show's history in order to pair the other half with a relatively new character, with tenous and contrived ties to the show's history, who most viewers actively dislike. And then they scratch their heads and wonder why viewers keep tuning out. Fools.
Furthermore, Daniel didn't think that Jack's year long abduction and torture gave him the "right" to Jennifer. Jennifer had already divorced Jack when she and Daniel began their relationship.
Plus Jack was a guy who knew a thing or two about moving on and forgiveness. I don't really think he'd be holding a grudge against Daniel.
Re: bolded... Let's see, Jack came back in September. And Daniel told Jennifer he just couldn't take it anymore in early January. To me, that's not "fairly quickly." For about four months, we had to endure that dating game where each took turns going on dates with Jennifer. That was when it was Daniel's turn to be stalker-esque, because he pretty much broke every rule of the game he himself devised (he came up with excuses to stop by or call or text her while she was with Jack, etc.)
You're right, he eventually realized the situation was untenable -- but not because he was particularly sensitive to Jack's troubles or even Jennifer's feelings. He told her that HE couldn't handle the situation. That it was too much for HIM. Evidently, after four months, he finally started to realize that Jennifer wasn't going to choose him anytime soon. Besides, he was too caught up in his shaky hands troubles around that time to give much thought to anyone else -- hence his subsequent surfing trip to Australia to get away from it all.
As for your last point, I agree that Jack wouldn't hold a grudge against Daniel -- he seemed to kind of like him in the few scenes they shared. But not holding a grudge does not equate to wanting the guy to renew a relationship with Jennifer.
I would like to think that if Jack had stuck around long enough, he would have started to see what many of the rest of us see... Daniel isn't as perfect and wonderful as he seems, and actually may not be the best person for Jennifer. Daniel, imo, is more like Colin than he is like Tom or Mike.
And, honestly, I don't really care that Daniel wasn't sensitive to poor Jack. Daniel didn't know Jack, wasn't his friend, and didn't owe him anything. Daniel didn't go after Jack, didn't submarine him, didn't play dirty. He did absolutely nothing to Jack. The only person who owed Jack anything was Jennifer.