FATHER FROM THE TRUTH?
DEALT ANOTHER BLOW IN HIS PATERNITY QUEST, Jack FORGES AN ALLIANCE WITH Nick THAT JUST MAY BE THE ANSWER…
Jack hitches his wagon to Nick’s interests as the paternity saga deepens
Doggedly determined to unearth the true identity of his biological father, Jack thought he’d solved the mystery when he found evidence that the late and longlamented Phillip Chancellor had sired him. However, before he could even contemplate his new identity his bid to exhume Phillip’s corpse for DNA testing hit a Jill-sized obstacle. Learning about Jack’s (Peter Bergman) brazen bid to desecrate her beloved Phillip’s memory, Jill (Jess Walton) made waves from beyond the town limits before thundering back into Genoa City to rage at the man she once thought was her stepson. Imagine – allowing Kyle (Michael Mealor) to dig into the past! Going berserk, Jill argued with Jack over his ignorance of her orders not to disrespect her and Katherine’s love for Phillip… but the moment was broken by the DNA revelation that Phillip wasn’t the paternal figure in question! Aghast that his hopes had been dashed once again, Jack returned to Dina (Marla Adams) to quiz her again, praying that her dementia wouldn’t conceal the answers he needed. Despite producing evidence that Phillip definitely wasn’t his father, she became flustered upon being asked to finally name him!
Resigned to never knowing his dad after Dina clammed up,
“Nick would love to use every last drop of Jack’s possibly bloodtinged hatred for Victor to his own advantage.”
Jack refocused his priorities and soon entered into an alliance with Nick (Joshua Morrow), who was furthering his revenge against his father Victor (Eric Braeden) by starting a new business called Dark Horse that would rival Newman Enterprises.
Having spent the last few months secretly wooing and signing NE’s disgruntled clients, Nick has now amassed a flourishing company and hired Jack as Dark Horse’s executive consultant and key board member. Perpetually predisposed to hating Jack, Victor has damned the entire move as “bound to fail” – but in doing so, he may be opening a can of worms.
As Jack becomes comfortably entrenched in the new business, he’ll surely yearn to recapture his legacy at Jabot, working alongside his “father” John. This will probably propel him into restarting his search for his father and it could even escalate the war between him and Victor. The Newman megalomanic’s late father Albert Miller may, too, be a possible candidate as Jack’s father. He’s of the same vintage as Phillip Chancellor, Stuart Brooks, Neil Fenmore and the other men who Dina went to school with and romanced around the time Jack was born; and if it’s him, the fallout will be explosive!
Business wars won’t be the only thing on the men’s minds with the blood ties gouging new battlefronts between them. Both Jack and Victor are powerful, wealthy men in their own right, who value family (or so Victor often says, without demonstrating it!) over all else; so they would be equally determined to fight to prove who has the greater worth as Albert’s offspring. This could also prove fortuitous for Nick who would just love to use every last drop of Jack’s possibly blood-tinged hatred for Victor to his own advantage.
Kyle (Michael Mealor) does the spadework – Jill won’t be happy!