HEARTBREAK FOR JEN?
Jennifer and Eric have nally committed to each other, on Days of Our Lives.
Long-time friends, Jennifer and Eric, have been struggling to forge a romantic relationship for ages. But while their addictions, and Eric’s brief imprisonment, had derailed their chances in the past, more recently it was a series of misunderstandings that had kept them apart.
Despite secretly yearning for one another, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Eric (Greg Vaughan) aborted their hopes of being together weeks ago. This was thanks to an overheard conversation, which Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) misconstrued. Anna had heard Eric confiding in Roman (Josh Taylor) about his complicated feelings for Nicole, who had recently dumped him and fled town. From this, Anna mistakenly concluded that Eric was still in love with Nicole and told Jennifer what she’d heard.
Disguising her disappointment, Jennifer quickly moved on with her life, accepting a date with Dr. Henry Shah (Andre Khabbazi). Although she enjoyed his company, Jennifer kept things casual, still privately yearning for Eric. Upon spying Jennifer with her new man, a deflated Eric retreated miserably, thinking he’d lost his chance with her.
With Valentine’s Day dawning, Eric was sadder than ever, as Jennifer disinterestedly prepared for another evening with Henry. Confiding in Roman and Anna about his pain, Eric’s mood suddenly changed when they all realised Anna had been confused in what she had heard and passed on to Jennifer. Eager to clear up the misunderstanding, Eric interrupted Jennifer and Henry’s date, declared his interest in her and told Jennifer he definitely doesn’t love Nicole any longer, because he loves her!
At long last, the star-crossed pair shared a romantic evening, followed by a passionate kiss, as they agreed they wanted to be together. Eric quickly spread the news, with Roman glad to hear that Anna’s mistake had been rectified.
For now, Jennifer and Eric are happier than ever, but, as always in Salem, that peace may not last. There’s always a chance their addictions will rear their ugly heads to cause problems in their relationship, or Nicole may resurface to fight for Eric’s heart again.
More immediately, a threat to their happiness appears to be closer to home. Brady (Eric Martsolf), motivated by his ongoing grudge against Eric for forcing him and Nicole apart, has already warned Jennifer his stepbrother is no good for her. Given the rise of Brady’s dark personality, he may end up striking out against Eric to drive a wedge between him and Jennifer. TVS
“There’s always a chance their addictions will rear their ugly heads.”
CONFUSION RESOLVED Eric (Greg Vaughan) opens up to Jennifer (Melissa Reeves).