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onceinalifetime
Dec 14 2012, 05:46 PM
esp13
Dec 14 2012, 05:02 PM


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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.

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.
I think Daniel owed Jack the common decency to step aside when he found out what happened to Jack. Daniel knew that Jack still loved Jennifer, they shared two children together, and Jennifer was "torn" between the two of them, which meant she still had feelings for Jack. A decent guy would not have tried to break up a family. But then Daniel didn't do the decent thing because he's not a decent guy, no matter how many people in Salem have forgotten the slimy things he has done.
Perfectly stated. It wasn't about "owing" Jack anything. It was about decency. Once Daniel knew the full story of what happened to Jack and that he didn't actually abandon Jennifer, he should have immediately stepped aside and encouraged Jennifer and Abigail to think more rationally about the situation. Instead he fed their misplaced anger at Jack and refused to back down from pursuing Jen. It doesn't matter that Jack and Jen were already divorced-Jen divorced him based on what was ultimately false information. Once the full story was known, Daniel should have encouraged a reconciliation-instead he put a man who had just been tortured for a year in the position of having to "compete" for his own wife. Jen, Abigail, and Daniel all share responsibility for their shocking lack of empathy toward Jack and the horrible situation he endured.
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