Jack Isn’t Ready to Roll Over on The Young and the Restless

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Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) tried to convince Jack (Peter Bergman) he didn’t want to run an empire and should just stick with one little company, Jabot.  What I had a hard time understanding is why Jack–who was in big trouble financially before Victor (Eric Braeden) was revealed to be alive– is expected to hand over everything he worked so hard to get. Yes, it’s always wonderful to watch Katherine and Jack scenes, but I do not want to see Jack roll over.

It was interesting that when Katherine brought up Victoria (Amelia Heinle), as a reason Jack should change his mind, he felt she was an adult who knows better than to take it personally. However, when Katherine mentioned Nick  (Joshua Morrow), and how Jack was more of a father to him than Victor, Jack remained silent. To me, it sort of implied Jack didn’t think Nick was grown up enough in his eyes. I’m glad Jack remained immune to Katherine’s entreaty.

Lily (Christel Khalil) convinced Cane (Daniel Goddard) to throw his name in the ring to run Jabot. Unfortunately, when Cane approached Jack, he learned Jack had someone else in mind. Cane wondered if Jack was punishing him for Genevieve’s (Genie Francis) behavior, but Jack assured him that wasn’t how he operated. Cane didn't believe Jack, and later told his mother he was done with her.

Meanwhile, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) was not happy when Summer (Hunter Haley King) blamed her for the loss of Adam (Michael Muhney) and Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) baby. I wonder just how far Summer is going to spin out of control.

Later, Jack offered Phyllis a job at Newman. I've always loved Jack and Phyllis. The possibility of them working together, and where such a storyline might lead, is almost too much to hope for.