JACK’S BACK...

NEW YEAR’S EVE IS SHAP­ING UP AS A SHOCKER FOR Jen­nifer WHEN HUBBY Jack SHOWS UP ALIVE, AND IS THAT ARCH FOE Eve IN TOW? WHAT COULD IT ALL MEAN?

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And who’s that with him? Get set for a roller­coaster ride on Days of Our Lives!

Life has never quite been the same for Jen­nifer Hor­ton Dev­er­aux since the death of her beloved soul­mate Jack six years ago. Since then, she and their chil­dren have clung – des­per­ately – to mem­o­ries of him and even sought com­fort in see­ing ap­pari­tions, all the while pray­ing that one day he’d re­turn to them in the flesh. Now that day’s fi­nally here!

On New Year’s Eve, a very much alive Jack (Matthew Ash­ford) will re­turn to Salem and his fam­ily – how­ever, his shock reap­pear­ance and the cir­cum­stances be­hind it will not only be­witch his loved ones but pose a heap of ques­tions...

How did Jack sur­vive?

The seeds for that ex­pla­na­tion have re­cently been sown with Ni­cole (Ari­anne Zucker) un­cov­er­ing sev­eral doors bear­ing cryptic ini­tials while trapped and fight­ing for her life in Xan­der Kiri­akis’s (Paul Telfer) ware­house. One door bore the moniker “J.D.” – and with Xan­der’s ma­ni­a­cal boss Kris­ten (Stacy Haiduk) con­firm­ing that EJ wasn’t the only Salemite to “come back from the grave”, all signs point to “J.D.” stand­ing for none other than Jack Dev­er­aux!

With this seem­ingly the case, it’s very pos­si­ble that Dr Rolf (Wil­helm Rolf) – who sur­vived death him­self and has used the life-sav­ing serum he’s de­vel­oped to re­vive other dead-as-a-dodo res­i­dents – also in­jected Jack with the re­vival drug. It brought him back to life many years ago, only for him to fall into the DiMeras’ web and end up as their hostage...

How did Jack es­cape and why did he stay away?

There may be quite a sim­ple ex­pla­na­tion! Given the ex­plo­sion and blaze that blew the ware­house to smithereens, Jack may have un­know­ingly fled the car­nage with pos­si­ble head in­juries, per­haps in­duc­ing am­ne­sia.

How on Earth did Eve find him?

If it’s true that Jack re­turns with Eve in tow, it could be be­cause of the clash that Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and Jen­nifer (Melissa Reeves) had just be­fore Eve left Salem at the end of Oc­to­ber. Blam­ing Jen­nifer for Ni­cole’s tragic death in the ware­house ex­plo­sion, a bit­ter and nasty Eve also ac­cused her feisty foe of evilly and even cal­lously de­stroy­ing her ro­mance with Brady (Eric Mart­solf). She main­tained that if Jen­nifer had never re­vealed to Brady that Eve was re­spon­si­ble for him los­ing cus­tody of Tate to Theresa ear­lier in the year, not to men­tion telling Eric (Greg Vaughan) that Ni­cole killed Deimos, none of the en­su­ing chaos would’ve hap­pened! De­part­ing for New York, Eve promised Jen­nifer she would re­turn to wreak re­venge on her.

What bet­ter way for Eve to tor­ment Jen­nifer than to use Jack against her? Per­haps an am­ne­siac Jack has found his way to the Big Ap­ple af­ter flee­ing the ex­plo­sion where Eve has come across him and nursed his phys­i­cal in­juries. Play­ing nurse­maid could have rekin­dled Eve’s past ob­ses­sion with the ex-hus­band she di­vorced al­most three decades ago and, us­ing Jack’s mem­ory loss against him, she may be se­duc­ing him back into her bed. What would her mo­ti­va­tion be? Why, to come home and taunt Jen­nifer over the af­fair in a wreck­less at­tempt to steal Jack from her!

What­ever hap­pens when Jack gets back, his home­com­ing is bound to be one hell of an emo­tional roller­coaster – one thing’s for cer­tain: there’ll be ram­i­fi­ca­tions that no­body ever saw com­ing!

JACK EVE

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