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Sep 27 2013, 04:55 PM
Sep 27 2013, 04:46 PM
Sep 27 2013, 04:43 PM
Panda Panda
Sep 27 2013, 04:32 PM
I don't see how having Jack back would help JJ not hate him for what he did? Jack raped Kayla. There's no justification, no "other side", and no explanation behind his assault. And there shouldn't be.

I'm not too fond of the fact that this storyline is skating on the fringes of Fetch break/makeup #267253625362, but if the writers can somehow keep this story about JJ, Kayla, Jack, and Jennifer (ONLY THEM) then I wouldn't mind seeing how everything plays out
I don't think that's the point of having Jack back. It wouldn't keep JJ from hating him, but that is where the drama comes in. I just think having this story without Jack being involved at all is ....just wrong. It's going to all be about Daniel, and how JJ starts to accept him. That isn't at all what this should all be about. But I don't know any other reason to bring this all up when one of the key characters isn't even around. To me, it is a waste of a story without Jack. Sure, it might be a good story for a day or two, but if Jack were actually around....they could milk it for a whole lot more than what it will probably end up being.
The complaint would still be that it's all about Daniel even if Jack were there. Jack being there wouldn't affect that one little bit. It would affect other things, but not that. If they were misrepresenting the history, I could empathize with the outcry over this. But they're not. This is what happened and it's what happened whether Jack is alive or dead. The drama comes not from Jack having to defend himself but from his son learning the truth. And that's what we're getting at this point.
But you're still missing a HUGE emotional beat by not having Jack around. This story should have been told with Jack and Steve back in Salem. Jack went through hell to redeem himself but that part of the story can't be adequately told without Jack around to tell it. That's the first part of the problem. The second part of the problem is their use of history as plot device to advance their glorification of Daniel Jonas. I don't mind them revisiting Jack's history. But leave Daniel the fuck out of it. He wasn't around back then and therefore should not be involved now.
But that happens. Even in real life. Yes, it's missing a best but there's also a completely different beat that they're hitting BECAUSE he's not there. And it's a beat for JJ. Not Daniel who still hasn't been mentioned as having squat to do with this story.
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