Jack Abbott Crows Like a Rooster on The Young and the Restless!




Wednesday’s The Young and the Restless was all about Jack (Peter Bergman) throwing the Newman family out of Newman Enterprises. Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) were eating breakfast when they received a call from Nick (Joshua Morrow) stating Jack wanted to see them at Newman. Victor told Nick that Jack could wait, but he and Nikki still hurried to the office.

Jack quickly revealed he now had a combination of enough stock and shareholders backing him to take control of Newman. He fired Victor, Nick and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and told them they had until the next day to pack up and leave.

 

Victor was furious Tucker (Stephen Nicholas) sold Beauty of Nature back to him, only for Jack to now get control. Victor accused Jack of being in cahoots with Tucker on the scheme. However, Jack said he wasn't involved, and it was a pleasant surprise. I'm not sure Victor believed him.

As Jack was leaving of Victor's office, he told his old foe to take his portrait with him, because he planned to install one of himself in the office. There's nothing like twisting the knife, huh?

After Jack left, Victor called his former backers at Newman and tried to understand how and why they betrayed him. The single answer he received was Sharon Neman. Even after cutting a deal to keep Sharon out of jail, Victor’s ex-wife had brought about his ouster at Newman.

After leaving Newman, Jack visited Billy (Billy Miller) and offered him a job at the company. Billy refused, because he wanted to stay out of the Newman vs. Abbott fight and show solidarity with his wife. However, when Victoria later learned about Jack’s offer, she told Billy he should accept it. She thought it would be a great way for her to have some eyes and ears at Newman.

The episode ended with Jack as pleased as punch. However, while he may be crowing like a rooster at having finally topped Victor, I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before Victor rips the company out of his hands. It's only a matter of time before Jack finds himself eating crow.
 


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Jack isnt doing anything Victor wouldnt have done to him, why they are painting Jack as evil is beyond me.

the Newmans have run rampant over people without any consequence for years, Im personally enjoying Victor getting exactly what he deserves.

Please spare us the indignant Nikki as well, she is becoming increasingly unlikeable and hypocritical.

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I for one like seeing Jack Abbott on top for a change - I'm looking forward to seeing the Newman clan go through some rough patches like 'normal' folk!!

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OMG!! Finally, finally Jack is winning!! I'm lovin' it! I've waited for soooo long just for this. I hope they keep it this way for awhile. About time Victor and all those bratty Newman kids/grandkids are humbled. Learn what life is really like. They deserve every rotten thing that happens to them.

@rjm118....ITA about Nikki. Maybe she can go back to stripping...lol...but men will pay her to KEEP her clothes on.

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Good luck Jack - you're gonna need it falling on your ASS!

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I could be Team Jack if he wasn't such a smug, cold, bastard. Not feeling him right now.

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@Divatude58: Anything to see Eric Braeden/Victor Newman's nose curl is alright with me. Smiling Jack' had me in stitches.

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After Billy said he didn't want to be in the middle and help Jack go after Victor even after all the scummy things the mustache did to him, I was pretty ticked Victoria wanted him to work with his brother so she could use him to spy on Jack.

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As I said on another thread, I loved Jack's eyeroll when he exited Victor's office and Victor was screaming.
Good stuff kids.
Beer

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A really juicy story beat will "possibly" be missed if they do not allow Victor to take advantage of the Billy going to work for Jack at Newman Enterprises situation. It should play... Victoria tells Victor that Jack asked Billy to come to work for him at NE, but she (Victoria) and Billy both agreed it would be a horrendous idea as they have agreed not to and would prefer not to get their marriage caught up in the Newman/Abbott family feud anymore. Victor, ever the ruthless schemer, pays Billy a visit and informs Billy that "You, Billy boy, will indeed report to work for Jack Abbott at NE. And while you are working there, you will report everything back to me so that my family and I will regain control of what is rightfully mine. Uh, ours. Or, I will have to have a conversation with Victoria about what you knew about my whereabouts when I was missing in action with amnesia. You Got That!" Smile Of course, because he loves Victoria and wants to preserve his marriage, Billy will comply; but begrudgingly because he does not want to backstab his brother. As this story plays out over the next 6 to 12 months, it culminates when Jack and Victoria learn the truth about Billy's duplicity in keeping quiet about Victor's absence and in helping Victor undermine his brother. The fallout would be delicious as it costs Billy both his brother and his wife. And it allows Victor to regain control of Newman Enterprises. Dramatic and delicious all the way around. Wink

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Divatude58 wrote:
I could be Team Jack if he wasn't such a smug, cold, bastard. Not feeling him right now.

My thoughts exactly; I'm pro-Jack any day of the week and even moreso when it's against Victor, who's one of my least favorite characters on this show(though both Phyllis and Sharon have been giving him a very good run for his money lately). But this air he's got going on right now is pretty unpleasant and I suspect will become rather stale in the very near future aka once Victor regains Newman, which we all know is gonna happen far sooner than later.

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reminds me of when Victor walked into Jabot and kicked Jack out of his office!

Jack is also carrying a lot of anger & guilt from Colleen dying, Emily leaving him, Patty going crazy around town, John dying, etc. Victor has not paid for any of it.

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When I see scenes even from just 2005, it amazes me the difference in the quality of the show. The pacing, lighting, score and writing is so supreme to what we saw just a little later when LML took over.

Sigh...I miss that look of the show.

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I don’t get it. Victor did the EXACT same thing to Jack years ago when Jack and Crazy Leanne wrote and publish the Victor Newman expose “Ruthless”. Victor went behind BOTH John and Jack Abbott’s backs and brought enough public stock to take Jabot. All Jack was doing at the time was getting back at Victor for the way he dogged his sister Ashley.

Fast forward years later and as The_Moustache pointed out earlier, what has Jack been through in the past few years that Victor was either directly or indirectly responsible for:

• Bringing Crazy Patty to town which resulted in Colleen’s death

• Victor’s receiving Colleen’s heart and despite Traci’s pleas to respect and honor the gift of life that Colleen has given him, he still insists on being an arrogant mean ass

• Breaking up Jack’s marriage to that silly old ho Nikki

So tell me. WHY is Jack being treated like the villain, not only by some of the posters on this thread but, as written, by other characters such as Kay Chancellor? As someone else pointed out, she didn’t give Victor a piece of her mind when he did the same thing to her old friend John Abbott. As Denzel Washington said in Philadelphia, “Can someone explain this to me like I was a 4 year old?” The hypocrisy of it all!

I’ve been waiting for a moment like this for a long time and I kid you not, if Victor gets all this back before the end of the year, I’m so done with this show. C’mon JFP! Change it up and surprise us longtime viewers who are sick of watching Victor always winning.

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Team Jack! Though I am always gonna be a Victor/Eric Braeden fan, it's time for old SMILING JACK to get some victory! Poor guy can't keep a woman. His son hates him. His other son never visits. Throw him a bone, folks.

And Victor always being victorious is tiresome. After all the CRAPOLA that Victor has put Jack and his family through, he deserves to be knocked down a few pegs.

But we all know that Eric B. won't let Victor fall too far. He's probably already sitting in on writer's meetings with Josh and got Kill Farren Phelps bringing him breakfast every morning!! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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For me, the Team Victor preference over Team Jack is quite simple... Ruthless is what and who Victor is. Because of his upbringing - orphaned/left by his Mom at that orphanage/abandoned by his father - Victor is damaged goods. And viewers love him or hate him for it. That is not who Jack is. And that is why John and Katherine and Nick and Nikki, et. al. expect "more" from Jack. And that is why, in the end, Jack always loses.

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Nice to see Jack getting the upper hand.

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It amazes me how they write the character of Nikki as so superficial, selfish and weak. Jack has only lied to her (sure, thats bad) but Victor CHEATED ON HER, CALLED HER ABUSIVE NAMES, BELITTLES HER, THROWS ALCOHOL AT HER, BRINGS HER TO TEARS, DESTROYS THEIR KIDS, DESTROYS FRIENDS, RUINS LIVES and she runs back to him each and every time and THEN BECOMES TEAM VICTOR and acts as though just a month ago she wasn't whispering into Jack's ear that he was the better man, treats her the best, and will always be his friend?!!!

Why can't they write it as though she says to Victor, this is your fight with Jack and I have to stay out of it. And then goes to jack and as a friend asks why he has to keep the fight/feud going?! Jack could respond with the litany of reasons why Victor deserves it all from his taking over of Jabot more than once, bring back Patty, having a hand in his niece's death, ruining his sister, etc. It could be a conversation that Nikki hears and then just says, I AM NOT PART OF THIS FEUD so leave me out of it.

I just don't get either how Katherine can say to Jack give up your fight for Jabot all those years he was trying to get it back from either Katherine or Victor to then saying to JACK or TuCKER "How dare you try and take Victor's company away!" It just doesn't seem right and I wish that the writers would reveal that Victor is her son, as well as Tucker, so that we will understand why she has this affinity for a man like Victor and NOT for her own blood or for Jack, the son of her oldest and dearest friend John Abbot.

The arguments of the characters on the show make me not want to watch most of the time.

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AMEN pjc722! Smile

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any money Victor now goes after Jabot as a way to stick it to Jack. id like to see the Newman's join Chancellor Industrys along with Kay creating Newman Chancellor Industry's vs Abbott Enterprise. It would give the show two Conglomerate companies to go to war. Newmans/Chancellors vs Abbotts

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I don't think Victor is who Jack needs to worry about right now. I think Tucker is going to bring him down somehow.

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Amelia Heinle looks just like Karen Carpenter from behind.

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I agree, both Peter Bergman and Jack Abbott have stuck through Y&R for the past 30+ years (long as i've been watching) and been losing to Victor the entire time. Let him win, for gods sake. SO sick and tired of Jack losing to newmans, abbotts dying/killed off to pump up the Newmans. Let Jack keep Newman enterprises, change it to Abbot Enterprises and have the newman brats pool their 1.5B$ and create their own damn company. Enough of that decades old storyline.

I agree, if it takes Sharon diagnosed with a brain tumor to return her to normal, just do it. Make all the surgeries/treatments happen off screen, recuperating off screen in the Kansas Farm of Hope--where miraculous healings take place and Sharon return, without a man to prop her up, move off the ranch and do something positive and productive with herself--away from abbot and newman busnesses.

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rjm118 and pjc722 ... I don't even have to write my thoughts down here again. You both did it all for me; my thoughts exactly!

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JM & AH are mediocre in their acting. I can always feel and see them "acting" and stumbling in their movements - it's like seeing a confused child in a play who always forgots his line. They don't seem like they are one with their characters

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Wile Jack Coyote vs Victor Road Runner is just too predictable, if I thought Jack's victory would stick, I would end my decade long boycott of this show.

By the by, how pompous would Jack have to become to come within a country mile of the King of Pomposity?

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Amelia Heinle hair looking nice these past few days...Anybody notice-

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I did and thought the same thing it is more styled. Who knows maybe by decrease in high salaries could had wardrobe & makeup more money?

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Her hair was better, but the lighting and camera angles made the sets look cheap. Still working out the kinks I guess.

I wish they would have focused on the writing and left the production alone.

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They finally took her extensions out, that's why it looks better.

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pferrando wrote:
Her hair was better, but the lighting and camera angles made the sets look cheap. Still working out the kinks I guess.

I wish they would have focused on the writing and left the production alone.

Yeah, there have been obvious changes regarding the lighting and camera work and in some scenes it does indeed cheapen the look of the sets(the way they shot Avery's place on Friday's ep made that particular set look especially gawdy).