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.
 

37 Responses

  1. Avatar of rjm118
    rjm118

    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.

  2. Avatar of CtFireWitch
    CtFireWitch

    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.

  3. Avatar of twb6yz
    twb6yz

    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.

  4. Avatar of SoapSnob
    SoapSnob

    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!” :-) 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. ;-)

  5. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    [quote=Divatude58]I could be Team Jack if he wasn’t such a smug, cold, bastard. Not feeling him right now.[/quote]

    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.

  6. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    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.

  7. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    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.

  8. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    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!! :D :D

  9. Avatar of SoapSnob
    SoapSnob

    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.

  10. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    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.

  11. Avatar of Darlotto99
    Darlotto99

    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

  12. Avatar of cwbybrick
    cwbybrick

    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.

  13. Avatar of sanka9
    sanka9

    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

  14. Avatar of maxsmom
    maxsmom

    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?

  15. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    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.

  16. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    [quote=pferrando]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.[/quote]

    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).

  17. Avatar of RebeccaJ
    RebeccaJ

    I agree, PJC. It angers me that Nicki isn’t intelligent enough to recogize an emotional abuser, and it also angers me that the writers continue to portray him this way. He’s an egomaniac who is so self involved and so abusive and controlling to those around him, it’s sad

  18. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    Here I go again, I love Amelie as Victoria but I think the writers since she took over the role have written her as weak and wishy-washy.

    Once again Victoria feels she has to prove herself to her father instead of just going out on her own. After all the speeches she has made about how horrible he is, by the proof that she has that he is from Colleen, to Billy to Chelsea and every last thing he has done to her mother the wirters constantly make her daddy’s little girl.

    Enough already. Sure, have it out for Jack for taking Newman from her father but don’t continue the feud after seeing what its caused both families and Paul’s. Slowing but surely I am less likely to watch.

  19. Avatar of bobbyew
    bobbyew

    I’m new to this, posting my 2 cents and all. First I would like to say thank you to Jamey and Luke for creating this site it is amazing. Now let me get to it. So upset with the product so far that JFP and Josh have come up with. Hot mess!!! Not only does Sony and CBS need to invest all that money they have just lying around on all new sets because the do not look well on my 55inch LED screen. They need to stop with this horrible writing so far. The scene where Adam comes home to Chelsea was delivered like I was watching a fifth grade play. I’m happy they did get a new set for Avery but that chefs kitchen in that small ass apartment looks like they just threw that together. The shots should be wider where I can see there legs not so many close ups I know the studio space isn’t that small. Summer needs to have the mess slapped out of her for talking like that to a parent. Phyllis would not take that from her child. As for whats coming up. Please make it good or this is the last regime we will see at the helm of this show. As far a Maria is concerned she is right to be pissed cause I wouldn’t want my name on this hot mess of a production that has come out so far. JFP, Josh I’m sure Sony gave ya’ll a time frame to get it together. As far as the length of the scenes they are so short and choppy. There is no meat on the bone. I say go take some aerial shots of a city that we would think is Genoa and make me want to watch you did it for that horrible Hollywood Heights now do it for the best soap in on air.

  20. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    I am so sick of this fighting for each others co’s. Jack should have Jabot, Victor should have Newman Enterprises, Billy keeeps Restless Style, and of course Kathryn has Chancellor!
    I wish they would rehire Marcy so she could go to work at Jabot to follow in her Mother’s footsteps.
    Would love for Neal to take over the business side of hi Sons music co.
    I want Cane & Lilly to take an extended belated Honeymoon.
    I want Sarge to have worked with Dru back in Chicago, and for him to be there to be setting up for her return.
    So now I hear Ronan has a child? WHAT? Poor Nina! There goes Phyllis!

    PS: Loved the Adam & Chelsea, and now they are tearing that apart, it was what was redeeming him in my eyes. Hope they keep her! Love MCE!

    Victor & Nicki FOREVER! PLEASE! God knows we are all sick of the back & forth when we know the end game!

  21. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    [quote=ldylkng]I am so sick of this fighting for each others co’s. Jack should have Jabot, Victor should have Newman Enterprises, Billy keeeps Restless Style, and of course Kathryn has Chancellor!
    I wish they would rehire Marcy so she could go to work at Jabot to follow in her Mother’s footsteps.
    Would love for Neal to take over the business side of hi Sons music co.
    I want Cane & Lilly to take an extended belated Honeymoon.
    I want Sarge to have worked with Dru back in Chicago, and for him to be there to be setting up for her return.
    So now I hear Ronan has a child? WHAT? Poor Nina! There goes Phyllis!

    PS: Loved the Adam & Chelsea, and now they are tearing that apart, it was what was redeeming him in my eyes. Hope they keep her! Love MCE!

    Victor & Nicki FOREVER! PLEASE! God knows we are all sick of the back & forth when we know the end game![/quote]
    Just want to add Loving Avery & Nick, want Victoria to move in on Ronan! LOL Kick Phyllis to the curb, so Jack can rescue her again! That way Billy can free rein with Anyone he wants! Love the playboy!

  22. Avatar of SoapGirl
    SoapGirl

    Pure crap, why would Billy spy on his brother to help the man who kept him from his little girl when she almost died of a broken heart? New writers are just as stupid as the old one.

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