Salem’s new bad boy
Jennifer’s son JJ Deveraux is all grown up and ready to cause some trouble.
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JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss) is trouble from the word go when the 17year-old breaks into his mom Jennifer’s (Melissa Reeves) house on Friday 10 June. He’s supposed to be tucked safely away at posh St Alban’s boarding school in London, but on Tuesday 14 June he claims that he’s been sent home three weeks early as he’s already finished his exams and wanted to surprise her. Nice try, liar! But fibbing is the least of JJ’s problems.
Big sister Abby (Kate Mansi) doesn’t believe JJ for a moment when she comes home and nearly hugs him to death on Tuesday 14 June. Jennifer wasn’t born yesterday either and when she emails his school to check up on him, the truth comes out on Wednesday 15 June. After taking a phonecall from JJ’s headmaster, Jennifer asks, “How could you not tell me that you were expelled from school Jennifer isn’t going to be happy with JJ’s behaviour. for dealing drugs?” JJ says that he was arrested because the blame fell on both of them when his roommate’s stash of marijuana was found. He turns his puppy dog eyes to his mom and adds, “I was afraid you wouldn’t believe me either. I was right, wasn’t I?” And while Jennifer falls for that, on Tuesday 21 June she’s going to dig up the truth about who the real drug pusher is. Backed into a corner, JJ blames everything on his struggles adjusting to his dad Jack’s (Matthew Ashford) death. But that doesn’t mean he’s looking for a potential new daddy…
LOOK OUT, DANIEL
While Jen’s going to have to deal with her son, JJ has a bone to pick with her too. His first meeting with his mom’s new boyfriend Daniel (Shawn Christian) on Wednesday 15 June immediately becomes uncomfortable when JJ tells Daniel, “Make yourself at home… although I’m sure you already have.” Between his drug problems, lying, manipulation and his instant dislike for Daniel, Jennifer is for a rough ride with her rebel son in the coming months.