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I'm open to Matthew/Jack returning under TomSell's regime, and I realize that must sound moronic coming from a fan who's watched her favorite actor be fired 4 times from the show, especially since it's no secret that Jack isn't Tomlin's favorite character.

However, I always got the impression that Tomlin's disdain for the character came (at least partially) from the fact that he felt he had to write Jennifer with Jack when the character was on canvas. I mean, Jack has seldom been treated as anything but Jennifer's other half, so logically, a headwriter could assume that having Jack around could be a constraint. For a lot of viewers, "Jack and Jennifer" as a unit was a must, so if a headwriter ever had a different idea (e.g. Jennifer and Daniel, which is still a horrible idea nonetheless), they probably felt they couldn't deliver it as they wanted to at the risk of created a backlash. Anyway, long story short, I think the circumstances are different this time around. More than ever, it's clear that a lot of viewers have issues with the character of Jennifer, and would prefer to see new paths explored if Jack would ever return. More than ever, I think writers who previously felt constrained with the character of Jack can clearly realize they have many options now.

Naaaah... nevermind... I'm delusional. :blulaugh:
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