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346 April 14th, 2015 Y&R’s Peter Bergman Talks On What’s Up With The Two Jack Abbotts!

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Many in the audience guessed it, but until today’s Tuesday April 14th episode it was mere speculation!  On today’s episode of the number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless, it was revealed that there are two Jacks! One a doppelganger and the real one, only you wouldn’t believe where each of them is at this point in the story.

This story twist from Y&R’s head writer and executive producer Chuck Pratt Jr.  has three-time Daytime Emmy winner Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) playing a dual role for the first time in his illustrious soap opera acting career! In a  new interview with the scoop on the soap twist, TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke with Bergman on the plot and just who is this other Jack, or Fack!  Here are a few interesting excerpts:

Bergman on just who is the fake Jack and if he is an identical twin, or a surgically altered person to look like the cosmetics executive:  “I do not suspect that he’s an identical twin, though I don’t know for sure. I think he is quite literally a doppelgänger, that lookalike we all supposedly have walking around on the planet somewhere. We’re going to find out that he’s been in a lot of trouble and is kind of a loose cannon. He was found in a prison in Peru.”

Bergman on how Victor’s (Eric Braeden) plans may backfire and just who the fake Jack is into: “The best-laid plans! When you bring in somebody this unpredictable, unpredictable things happen, and Victor will find that he cannot control this guy. This new Jack is fascinated with Phyllis but he’s also going to find himself very taken with Ashley.”

Also on today’s episode, it was revealed that Kelly (Cady McClain) is alive and well, and did not commit suicide after all and has kidnapped the real Jack and has him stashed away and shackled on some island! While we learn that fake Jack married Phyllis (Gina Tognoni)!

What do you think of the doppelganger Jack storyline?  Excited to see how it plays out? Were you surprised by the reveal? Share your thoughts below!

 

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Poor Bill Bell…his work of art is a fake GH!!!

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    Jenny Brooks replied

    Amen.

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    Leo replied

    HATE IT.

    This is worse than an episode of wall-to-wall Dullan.

    Missy replied

    I, am very surprised but bring them down
    Love the real Jack marry Phyllis not Kelly.
    The fake Jack gone.

    Harry replied

    Could be, Jim but he is doing a better job of it.
    However, as I stated last month–we should call the fake Jack “Flack” based on Fluke.

    Debra Hughes replied

    I really do think it is good but it is lingering along too long. Interested in the relationship for chealsey. Want to see Adam revealed soon. Hope to see conclusions to all situations soon.

    Jenny Brooks replied

    Hey Harry, our FB group has been calling him ‘Yack’, like the St. Bart’s minister called him! Lol!

    Harry replied

    Jenny! Yack–even better!

    Daisy replied

    Can’t understand what the writers are thinking…I religiously watched Y&R and recorded it at the same time so not to miss anything since it started. They got rid of the regulars, resurrected from the dead, brought in new people, started killing off the new people and now have two Jack’s. It’s really hard to keep up with who’s who anymore. Not sure if I’ll continue watching at this point. :(

    Ryan replied

    This storyline is Awful! They are doing way too much and Victor is getting out of hand. They need to end this storyline and maybe Victor’s life in Genoa City!

    Barb replied

    STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES! These writers prove it!

    CeeCee replied

    Lol, jimh. We did say Fluke is all over this…ummm, I mean, Victor.

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    CeeCee replied

    @Chris F.
    I’m sorry, Chris,….But, why are you so angry? We are merely exchanging thoughts, ideas and opinions.

    George replied

    It’s so far from what the show used to be and could be!!! So sad:(

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    JAN replied

    Agree,..but NOTHING will EVER be as bad as the MR. BIG story line, watched before most of you were born.

    Mark Y replied

    It wasn’t a new soap plot twist when GH did it with Two Lukes. This has been going on forever in daytime, primetime, movies. Let’s see how they use this before we judge.

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    Harry replied

    Right, Mark. And unless Jack turns out to be suffering from split personality syndrome, (which we now know he isn’t) there is no way we can say Y&R is replicating GH.
    We thought replication might be occurring when we saw Jack acting out of character (boinking Kelly and then lying about it). But yesterday we were confronted with Jack honeymooning with Phyllis while at the same time the real Jack was being bound and gagged by Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. It’s not even remotely like the Fluke story.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Me was joking around…i know about doubles in soap plots…the there was Phil Capice and his double on The Edge Of Night in the 1960s and Search For Tomorrow used a lookalike in the 1950s plus old Hollywood done lookalike doubles before TV..no big deal!!!

    Kance replied

    Don’t like this storyline. So tired of things being dragged out for so long!!! Get rid of Phyllis.

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    Sylvia replied

    Getting really tired of all the story lines being so dragged out. This double Jack character, I the show that hard up for storylines. Just please reveal Adam already. It is about time something bad happened to Victor, he seems to just get away with everything. Get rid of the new Billy, looks like a hair piece he is wearing as there is never a hair out of place. Also, if Neil gets set free for causing Kristine to loose her unborn child, then what is the difference when Adam accidently killed Delia, it was after all Billy left a 5 year old child in the vehicle unattended!!! Also, lets not drag out who killed Austen and Britany, lets move these story lines along. Also get rid of both the new Kyle and Summer.

    Harry replied

    Wait, wait, wait! I get a lot of the criticism, but I do not understand why folks are complaining that things are being dragged out. If anything, it might be moving too swiftly.
    Kance, get rid of Phyllis? I never liked Phyllis but now thanks to Gina I adore her.

    Disappointed replied

    Been watching this soap over 40 years. Story lines just repeat with different characters in different years. Seem like writers have lost creativity. Victor is behind everything and is the ultimate overcomer/survivor. The story line of identical jack abbotts is again cliche. I don’t see soaps surviving. There is no creativity. No intrigue. Nothing that hasn’t been done again and again. I do do wish for the days when I was anxious to see what was happening.

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    Years for this? replied

    I too have been watching since I was 16 years old. (now 53) I feel bad for the long time still there stars (in a way besides the $$ they’re earning) Just such ridiculous story lines. I guess after the old time exec Bill Bell passed all sense has left the room! Jeeze! I was lost this week with these 2 JACKS! Too many crazy story lines. Course we are living in crazy times look at our government!
    I guess they’re trying to be so OUT THERE like all the other wild programs. Y&R was the only ‘normal’ soap out there. But no more. I agree maybe its time I STOPPED wasting my life watching this crap. Come on writiers! Get with the program!! or out I should say….

    Barb replied

    Yep. 40 years of viewing here and I remember when it took FOR-EV-ER for Jill’s pictures to be seen by her then husband, John Abbot!!! Same with this teenage murder victim crap. I fast fwd right through these PAINFUL teenage conversations about who did it. Get writing something new and different already. And, for PETE’S SAKE…bring back BILLY MILLER!!! The new Billy is L-A-M-E.

    Anne replied

    How is Phyllis going to react when she finds out that Jack is not Jack. How long will this double trouble continue.

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    Laura replied

    Hate hate hate hate what Y&R has become everything said below is so so true!
    Time for some new writers! I can’t believe the actors are
    Putting up with these storyline a!

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    Joanne replied

    Love the doppelganger. So Stephen King like, :-)

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    Chanel replied

    Horrrrrrible story line with 2 Jack’s. Victor getting away with yet another thing. I’m a fan of the show but can’t stand to wAtch the show and this new story line. I also miss the old Billly and Phyllis

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    becky replied

    Agree. Have been watching since the time of the Brooks family. Suddenly this not Y&R. bring back the quality shows and the old Billy and Phyllis. Do like the new Adam, much to my surprise, as I liked the other one so much. Get rid of Hunter King. She is a waste

    joyce replied

    Been watching this show forever,hate the drawn out stupid story lines they have on there now,and everyone having sex with each other.Too much craziness.What are the writers doing

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    beckie replied

    Kill Victor already!

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    Karen replied

    For real kill off Victor and because the new Adam is so hot I hope that is kept a secret for a while hate to see him go also PLEASE PLEASE bring back the last BILLY I’m sure u can do this

    Rita replied

    Hate it. After many years of watching Y&R, cannot tolerate it anymore. Get rid of Victor

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    ruby replied

    ABSOLUTELY STUPID and boring. What are the writers thinking?

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  2. su0000 says:

    hmmm
    What’s up with Jack?
    It’s Pratt stealing a huge story from GH .. (shameful ..

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    su0000 replied

    The 2 jacks is pure GH ..
    It is a copy of the 2 Lukes but not done nowhere near a great as GH..
    It’s sorta pitiful, the coping of GH ..

    Oh well, Y&R was slipping and suffering and now copying a huge/great GH story to save it is indeed a huge compliment to Ron and Frank and writers ..

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    Mr. X replied

    ” a huge compliment to Ron and Frank and writers”

    More like a huge insult to longtime Y&R viewers. Pratt and his crime story/shock tv writing has to go. What he is doing is far from saving Y&R. He’s ruining it.

    Chris F, replied

    are you kidding?…..how are they copying of GH.??……..Isn;t Luke one person with a splintered mind. There are clearly two men wo look like Jack Abbott on YR…….Not even close to copying the Fluke story. And by the way……shows have been doing look alike stories for years. Ron and Frank were definitely not original in this respect either. OLTL told a twin story in the late 70; ‘s for cring out loud. The tv universe does not revolve around the current GH regime.

    CeeCee replied

    You bet, Su.
    As you can see, we are all having the same reaction…..dumb, dumb, dumb. I can’t say it enough.
    Don’t the bosses read our comments? How much we had had enough of Fluke? Do they really think we want to go through that torture again with another soap? I guess they don’t care. LOL. I say MUTINY…nah…I’ ll keep watching because that’s what I do.

    Mary SF replied

    Actually the use of a double is a staple of soap opera writing, all soaps have done it before, even Y&R a number of times; by your logic if anyone does a love story they are copying GH because GH did a love story–but I will agree the timing of this particular story is suspect– I do believe because all the buzz of the Fluke story, Y&R is trying to create their story that will do that and it is shameful they are doing something similar to GH because it reflects badly on both shows to resort to this kind of playground competition

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    The Substitute replied

    Y&R under the last three writing groups since BBell died have been two Phyllis, Patty, Lauren and Cassie. This is the third now that Victor is responsible for. Now I am sure when it finally comes out again Nikki will say in that little girl voice “Oh Victor I know you only did it for your Family.”

    CeeCee replied

    Exactly, Mary…recycled stories.

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    You are so right, Mary SF.

    Wasn’t Pratt writing for Santa Barbara back in the day … years before THIS GH story? I remember there were TWO Mason Capwells (involved with the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn) and then there were the fabulous Roscoe Born twins of Robert and Quinn (boy do I miss Roscoe Born!).

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Even i had a double on this message board…another poster named Jim H made comments and that wasnt me-i am the real Jimh…lol…You are right…the use of a double has been done before…back in the 60s the Edge Of Night did a double storyline for Phil Capice…a criminal was made to look exactly like him…the double was murdered and real Phils wife was framed for the crime…Dark Shadows used doubles too…its been done several times over the years with other soaps but it does seem suspicious Y&R would do one so soon after all the talk with GHs Fluke!!!

    Harry replied

    Mary is right–the double motif has been utilized in all of our soaps and Y&R seems to be taking more of a traditional approach to it.
    Flack is not Fluke!

    Ron replied

    Y and R did it years ago with Ashley and Dr. Steven Lassiter– you think she might remember this sometime in the near future? And put two and two together? Nonetlheless, I cannot wait until Gabe/Adam unleashes his full fury on Victor! Today’s altercation has me finally interested in a story.

    The Substitute replied

    Oh forgot two John Abbotts and two Canes!!! Probably missed some more! Hard to keep track of repat stories!

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    And what about the old sitcom, SOAP. They had two Burts (one a human, one an alien) and that show was just about how cheesy soap plots were.

    Ugh, sometimes I think I AM watching SOAP, or wish I were. At least that was entertaining compared to the steaming pile of you-know-what we Y&R fans have been served up lately.

    Janet replied

    Yes, remember Marge/Catherine?, Phyllis had a double and was kept captive by Michael, course, Mariah doubled Cassie. This is soooooo old!

    debs replied

    all of you totally forgot Marge Nd Katherine Chancellor, lol

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  3. Patricia Connerley says:

    When I figured out there were two Jacks I was excited, wow, look forward to seeing
    how it all turns out. It will be fun watching the fake Jack have all the fun while the
    real Jack is tied up with Kelly. What will happen when everyone finds out there are
    two Jacks? Wait till Victor unless he already knows.

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  4. Lou Piikes says:

    OMG!!! Y&R has become campier than General Hospital.

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  5. Lew S says:

    Wake me when it’s over, along with a few other tales on Y&R. I am glad the ratings are up, because the last thing need are cancelation rumors. But, I am not a fan of Mr. Pratt’s writing = drama for the sake of drama. I miss the character driven storylines.

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    Mr. X replied

    Y&R ratings might have to slide down to Days levels before we hear cancellation rumors. But they do need to slide if there is any hope for Pratt and JFP to be fired.

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  6. Nancy says:

    My was I ever surprised about Jack but knew that Kelly was behind it somehow….. I have to say that I sure enjoyed the Jack/Victor hospital buddies and even around the time of the bar collapsing on them. They were funny I hope they are getting along better now and would love to see even more of their buddy like bantor…. I just had to let you know that little tid bit.
    Sure has been restless with all the storylines, keep it up!!!!
    Nancy from MN……

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    CeeCee replied

    Kelly is Victor’s pawn. He, she and Fack are working together. Why? Victor gets rid of Jack, replace him with Fack, keep Fack in his back-pocket to use at will. Kelly, in her sick mind, tames and gets Jack…the sky is the limit…
    The problem is….who is Fack? Austin? Would a young man exchange youth for power?…..( plastic surgery to make Austin look old). I don’t think it’s too far fetched considering the clowning around going on at Y&R.

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    Jenny replied

    I am sick of all the new people taking over for the old (young people) on the show. I never can figure who is who. Like the old Phylis, she was more devious. Why does money bags, Victor always come out on top. Time he falls out of power. I have watched this show since day one and it is not as good as it used to be.

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    Betty Dean replied

    please get rid of the summer. Make Victor to pay for his crimes, why does he always get away with his mess. Do something about Neal, keep Lilly and her husband together. Write out Lauren, Kevin, and Moriah.
    just plain sick of Victor, his wife, Summer, aand Dylan.

  7. 4ever DAYS says:

    Jacks’s doppelganger isn’t human. It is a robot made from the parts of the crashed airplane!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I wonder where they put the cockpit…lol

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    4ever DAYS replied

    LMFAO!!!

    Timmm replied

    Good one Jim!

    CeeCee replied

    Jimh, lol. You are as bad as I am.

  8. Alan says:

    Poor Peter Bergman.

    This story is ridiculous and only promises to get worse (Bergman says in the full interview that the doppleganger will “find himself very taken with Ashley”).

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    Lew S replied

    Ewwww!! Bill Bell is rolling over in his grave! Pratt, this ain’t Melrose Place! Another show that he made beyond ridiculous! I feel so sorry for Bergman, LeBlanc, Tognoni, Davidson, Walton and St. John. Too talented for this type of writing.

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    Harry replied

    But the Bells have always been a bit fascinated with incesteous storylines.
    I like this story–it’s transitioned way better than that campy crap GH produced.

    Phillip Brooks replied

    Pratt also did Models Inc. and look how well that show was…;-)

    richard replied

    THANK U!!! Pratt needs to realize that daytime and primetime are DIFFERENT!!!! Those over the top plots he wrote for Melrose Place won’t work in daytime!!!! Geez!!!!!

    CeeCee replied

    Agreed.
    …out of context, but…I see a continuous trend of recycling. I suppose the writers run out of ideas? ……or, they have a limited imagination. I get the feeling that Michael and Sharon will play house, especially in the bedroom. The courtroom scenario was a mockery of our justice system.
    Also, Caine and Lauren are on their way down that seedy lovers’ lane ….so predictable, WRITERS!!!!

    I must add that I wanted to reach in my TV set and squish Abby’s smug, spoiled brat face.
    Ah, these Newmans need a lesson or two. LOL.

    Harry replied

    I can’t say I disagree with any of the criticism. However, here’s the rub–I am watching. Normally I watch Y&R two or three times a week. Now, I have to see every episode.
    I suspect I am not alone on this.
    I just want something GOOD to happen to Sharon!

  9. Jimmy says:

    I don’t even know what to say about this. Talk about shocking! Looking back, it does explain a lot of Jack’s odd behaviour recently (including hacking into the Newman and Jabot systems), but I really wasn’t expecting this. I wonder who the doppelganger will turn out to be, I just hope they don’t revise history AGAIN and make him Jack’s long-lost, unknown twin.

    A side note, Kelly looked absolutely insane at the end there, the way she said “Hello Jack,” it reminded me so much of Patty. Hey, maybe we’ll learn that Kelly and Patty are secretly related, as they’re both nuts and share an affiliation for Jack.

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Maybe they spent time in the same nut house? Good idea about Patty!

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    Karen replied

    That would be quite a twist if Patty and Kelly were related. I’m not a fan of dopplegangers I just hope that this story line doesn’t last to long.
    It’s bad enough that they are dragging out the Adam/Gabriel storyline.

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Karen.
    You said it. Everything just drags on; with all these other side-storylines so annoyingly in-between.
    Until the identity of the the driver who really ran over Delia is discovered, Gabe/Adam will stay put. It’s the same old song, Karen. TPTB do not know who this person is yet. They have to invent one….either a cast member on his/her way out, or a complete stranger.

  10. Judy ox says:

    SOUNDS STUPID TO ME

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    Dee replied

    It is so sad that the whole show revolves around Victor winning all the time. Same game different approach. The Soaps as a whole are low class. Old women have unprotected sex, getting pregnant the first time and the young women lose their babies! Really.! No, it’s bad story line to keep hurting the other characters just because. No morality at all. That’s why stupid reality shows are taking over. Phyllis just woke up from a coma after a year and this is how you treat her, OMG! Stop watching, they are all BAD!

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  11. april says:

    LAME. Y&R that is the last straw for me,

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  12. David says:

    It is fun watching Cady play crazy and I KNEW her death was faked! The fake Jack is a little TOO convincing for me. But I love seeing PB get to do this arc.

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    Becky replied

    You’re right about fake Jack being too much like the real Jack. On AMC when Adam was pretending to be Stuart or vice versa, you could see the differences. Maybe they had him be exactly the same until the reveal, and now they’ll have him start playing it slightly different.

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    Harry replied

    Yes, it is fun, David. Cady is turning into Kathy Bates from Misery. She is Jack’s number one fan

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  13. jeremy says:

    What a rip off storyline from GH who is Fluke aka luke storyline. Come up with your own plots Chuck Pratt n Crew

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  14. robert says:

    I will be interested to see how this all plays out. I had a feeling their were two Jack’s. I wonder if the fake Jack is dangerous. Maybe the fake Jack is the cabin killer. Will fake Jack become obsessed with Ashley.

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    Mary SF replied

    I think fake Jack killed Austin and Courtney. Austin was following Jack for his doc and in that park that night, he probably taped there were two Jacks, the fake Jack finds out about it, and kills Austin, then Courtney discovers the same thing on police camera that there were two Jacks in the park. If this is like MAB days, then fake Jack killed those two without Victor’s knowledge. Victor hired the guy, but the guy goes rogue and kills those close to Victor’s family. Most likely this guy will kill someone else close to Victor and when it all comes out — that Victor hired this guy, all his family will once again disown him and say they will never forgive him and Victor will leave town again to sulk— so if this Pratt wants to impress me, let me wrong and write a story that I can’t see coming a mile away.

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  15. damien says:

    done
    done until a real producer and a real talented head writer who cares about the fans and the authenticity of young and the restless is hired and the current execs are toast!
    jfp, pratt, and the just graduated college student in charge of music are pathetic.
    this show resembles nothing inline with bill bells vision. furthermore the morons incharge of hiring jfp and pratt should also be canned
    how arrogant for sony and cbs execs to insult longtime y n r fans who have endured more than a decade of y n r being set up to be cancelled!!! after lml, mab and now jfp we get …. pratt. ??
    no, last year things slowly started to seem like they were headed in the right direction. jean pennasante and co were turning things around but no, too good to be true. we get this nonsense.
    jacks doppleganger is the last straw. where s neil and hevons story?, jill? eileen left days as kirsten for this? a disgusting incestuos relation with a doppleganger? the real abby? dylan and the scooby gang on everyday? mariah being treated like a extra instead of her promising animosity with the mother who s dumped her twice, first as a child now because she wouldnt lie on the stand at her moms custody trial? lauren is going to cheat on michael again?…. with cane who is supposed to be head of chancellor and now fenmores with his bartending degree from the outback? nikki is no longer a acoholic or suffering from ms? victor is just a mad villian with no remorse or redeeming qualities who would threaten to out the real paternity of the woman he once loved for decades?
    pratt needs to get off his shit dont stink superiority because the crap he s writing does

    attention all y n r fans how can we organize a petition to get pratt and jfp and whoever hired them fired before y n r becomes destroyed ? this is serious….

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    damien replied

    with regards to starting a petition to getting pratt and jfp fired for this crap…. anyone live in the l.a area willing to drive a dumptruck infront of cbs studios in burbank full of shit? menuior? would that get the message across? a slogan saying y n r fans wont take anymore of this ‘ shit’???!!!!

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    su0000 replied

    aha funny..

    Pratt and JPF will not be let go..
    Only way they will be out is if the fans stop watching and the numbers drop significantly..
    and– the fans do not and will not stop watching no matter how terrible Y&R becomes, they watch..
    As long as they watch then a protesting is useless ..
    People can bitch and whine all they want but as long as they keep watching CBC will not pay any attention to the complaining because ya still watch …

    (some do drop out but not in a number that makes much difference)

    Nikki replied

    Speak for yourself. Some of us like the drama.

    april replied

    If only. The actors apparently are too gutless to revolt.

    Timmm replied

    I wont walk away. I’m a fan. Not that you are not, its your choice to quit watching BUT I would rather watch shit than a test pattern. It will get better. Y&R was always more classy rather than campy but you have to catch peoples attention now more than ever. Eileen walked away from Days but it was crazier over there to. That show is in trouble. These actors dont care much about the stories as long as they are employed. MF interviews them on this site and they run down all the crazy things their character has done and laugh about it. Its tongue in cheek entertainment. You make a lot of valid points, though.

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree with you, and Nikki. I find myself, mouth agape, taken aback, murmuring and complaining under my breath ….I go as far as bitch on this site (and others) but I enjoy the drama, regardless of its ridiculousness.
    It only means we are not indifferent. Love your post, Timmm.

    Harry replied

    April, every time someone uses the verb “revolt” I laugh. I laugh because it reminds me of when Lucy went up to Ricky and said to him as he read the morning newspaper,”Ricky! I am revolting!” Ricky responded,”No more than usual, dear.”

    Shar Klumpp replied

    I completely agree …loved the old story linesAnd now it’s turned into violence and more like prime time shit … I miss the story writers of past .. Been watching since day one .. But I’m done … Y & R was something that I would never miss watching.. But now I dint care anymore .. Writers are disgusting

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  16. JUDY says:

    LETS RIP OFF G.H. WHAT A HORRIBLE SILLY STORY FOR A GEAT ACTOR–REALLY!!!! GLAD I AM NOT ALONE IN THE COMMENTS……WILL NOT BOTHER TO RECORD WHEN I GO ON MY CRUISE NEXT WEEK….A WASTE OF TIME..ALONG WITH THE WHO KILLED AUSTIN STORY LINE……THE SHOW IS AWFUL RIGHT NOW!

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    CeeCee replied

    Enjoy, Judy!!

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  17. Rose says:

    A couple of thoughts. Since there are a few million GH viewers, maybe many didn’t mind the Fluke story as much as many of us commenting on MF. It didn’t seem to hurt the ratings. And GH sure got a lot of press out of it, and even coined a new word…Fluke.

    They say imitation is the best form of flattery, and possible ratings for Y&R. And it’s not as if they don’t copy themes all the time anyway. But this storyline is just so blatantly pulled from GH. The main reason I didn’t like the Fluke story was how dark and evil it was. And how swarmy Tony was. So far, Peter isn’t that disgusting, and the dark hasn’t gone over the edge like in GH. But it’s early yet.

    It’s not like the doppelgänger is new recently. It was the same for Elena/Catherine in The Vampire Diaries. Maybe both GH and Y&R feel this is a door into to getting to the younger, most coveted demo. Granted, Peter is not Stephan or Damon, but he’s still has his looks and charm.

    At any rate, here we go again.

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  18. mk says:

    It isnt just GH. They did this same with Patty just a few yrs ago. When Patty switched places to marry Jack.

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    Jimmy replied

    And when Sheila got plastic surgery to look like Phyllis, and when her sister Sara Smythe got plastic surgery to look like Lauren.

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  19. davlestev1 says:

    I’m behind (still on the sweeps aftermath and on to last month)but just wondering how they are going to address the Adam issue?? There’s no way a fake Jack would know unless he was the one NuAdam confessed to..and since Victor’s hand is all in this…wouldn’t this be something “Fack” (lol..Mr.Fairman) have run and told or is this a leverage he has to eventually use against Adam…OH MY STARS AND GRAVY…I hope this wasn’t a rushed story that’s still writing itself in Pratt’s head and he can’t go back and literally re-plot story plots already plotted and played…OH WAIT..who am i talking about..PRATT!!

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    Mary SF replied

    I think the switch was done recently even if Jack’s double might have been in town for longer. But the fact that fake Jack doesn’t know Gabe is really Adam, might be the chink in the plan, and Adam will figure out this isn’t really Jack and be the one to find the real Jack.

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    Nikki replied

    OMG Mary I never thought of that. The problem is if Gabriel tries to bring it to Billy or Ashley he can’t reveal himself so they would just laugh unless the fake Jack does make a play for Ashley or Ashley may bring up the fact that she’s not a real Abbott and he’ll be shocked. Oh I can’t wait.

    davlestev1 replied

    And his identity (Adams) will be discovered in the process.. Makes sense to me Mary SF.

    Ron replied

    Yeah– I think Adam will save the day for Jack… here’s hoping it is next week, like every other story that takes place: we go from point A to point Z with nothing in between!

    Timmm replied

    i dont think it was ruched at the last minute. Jack and Kelly having sex in the Underground storage room was a while back. Then we had Kelly’s “death.” Now we are seeing “Flack” breaking into the tech room. It is coming together. I like it.

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    CeeCee replied

    Wow, what an excellent point, Dav. Until you mentioned it, that fact completely escaped me. Adam must have confessed to Fack…..unless, the writers messed up.
    Also, I did not copy ‘Fack’ from you. LOL. I reply as I go along…I swear…..LOL. great minds…..

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    davlestev1 replied

    LOL CeeCee I got Fack from @MichaelFairman who aptly named him in his article above.. I just up and stole it.. LMAO…

    Harry replied

    That’s what Ron did with the Fluke debacle too.

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    su0000 replied

    The : F : stands for Fake in front of name ..

  20. madluv4u says:

    Don’t all soaps eventually do the same storylines? !?! That’s the nature of the business. At some point we have to become supportive of the last few remaining of the genre because if we don’t they will be gone. None of us want that. I think Pratt’s writing has given Y&R the shot of life that it’s needed for so long. Yes, it’s campy and silly and asks a lot of the imagination and for common sense to get tossed out the window but really for me this is all fun. It’s entertainment – it’s not supposed to be real life. That’s why we’re watching it on a box in our living/bed rooms.
    Chill. Watch. Enjoy. Repeat!

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    Pam replied

    I agree this is entertainment, just like it would be if you went out and bought a series of books to read on romance, wealth and rich people in small towns controlling everything. It’s fiction people enjoy it for what it is.

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    Mary SF replied

    Yes it is fiction, but you must admit there is vast difference between a classic novel like Gone with the Wind and one in a series of trashy dime store romance novels that are crank out by the dozens every month. Soaps are not Shakespeare, but even within the genre there is still a difference between quality storytelling and mediocrity

  21. Jo Saponare says:

    I dread this storyline. Not liking all of Mr. Pratt’s changes.

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  22. SiteAdvocate61 says:

    Chuck Pratt is not copying GH.

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    Timmm replied

    THANK YOU. Fluke is ONE character, Jack is TWO!

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    Torqumada replied

    I agree.

    Anyone remember Victor’s first wife? How Victor locked up her brother in the basement for months on end?

    It feels like the really bad Victor is back. Now, if the could hit the reset button on Jill and make her as devious as she once was….

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    Torqumada replied

    Ack… Victor locked up her lover, not her brother, in the basement for months on end.

  23. KateA says:

    I don’t know if he was writing for AMC during the time period that there were two Erica Kanes but that story was not well done. I will see how I feel about two Jacks after I see how it all plays out. I like Cady much better as Kelly than Dixie(AMC).

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    jeremy replied

    This is what Chuck did to Erica Kane in the final years of All My Children, before he got canned by ABC he wrote for two Erika dumb, dumb, storyline. So what Susan Lucci said about Chuck being a horrible writer was so true.

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  24. Mary SF says:

    As I said in an earlier thread this has all been done before — Katherine and Marge; Shelia disguising herself as Phyllis; Shelia’s sister looking like Lauren; Jack hiring a John look a like to gaslight Gloria; Cane’s twin brother– the last one being Victor paying for Patty to look like Jack’s girlfriend. Did I miss any? As I said deja vu.

    And I wouldn’t mind as long it is done well, but right now that Kelly’s has gone all Kathy Bates in Misery on us, she looks like a pale copy cat to both Shelia and Patty. I might have liked it better if CW was still in the role, but Cady works my last nerve. Also it was stated in above that Jack’s double married Phyllis, I don’t he did. While in bed with her he didn’t seem to get the joke she made about the Swedish minister that married them, which leads me to believe, the switch took place after the ceremony while Phyllis was in bathroom.

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    Ron replied

    I agree. the fake Jack didn’t catch the Swedish meatballs joke, and that’s when I knew it had to happen when Phyllis was in the bathroom– there was someone lurking outside their patio door.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    U forgot Mariah/Cassie too…

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  25. carolyn bullard says:

    Sick of this show! Need a new writer. I guess next will be a twin Austin.

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  26. Kim says:

    Goodbye Y&R see it going down with all the other soaps ! Same old story linesover and over two Catherines remember ! Yes, Joe is faking all this with his friend the doctor ..really !!

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  27. karen says:

    STUPID STUPID TIME TO QUIT AGAIN WITH THIS CRAP

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  28. Timmm says:

    I dont care what critics say about this twin thing or impostor angle, I love it! Jack and Victor never get old and this is a new trick up the Mustache’s sleeve. No one can pull this off better than Peter Bergman and I knew Kelly was alive and probably will be pregnant by Flack. [Fake Jack!] You heard that nickname here first! Either way, I hope that Kelly, Stitch and MBB all end up falling in a volcano! Dont look for Skye, its Sage!

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    I miss Skye ;-(

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    Timmm replied

    She was the limit!

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Beautiful, seductive, crafty, and a great actress. Now I only get to see her in the Curel commercials. :-(

    Harry replied

    Timm–I like it too.
    I mentioned the Flack nickname about a month ago….speaking of copycats!
    (kidding–you probably did not see my post).

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    Timmm replied

    Its your Harry. I’ll take credit for Flaul! Just in case Paul Williams ever has an evil twin!

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    When I was suspecting a Jack doppleganger, I thought of “Flack” as well. It kind of rolls off the tongue easier and reminds me of a flack jacket. I will give you the credit for putting it in print. :-)

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Ha! Ha! Timm, Paul doesn’t have an “evil” twin, he has a stupid one.

    Does anyone remember the classic line in SPLASH when Eugene Levy had the two dimwits working for him on the boat and he says “It’s just me and the moron twins.” Then one of the guys says “Eh, we’re not twins.” I think Paul Williams has a “moronic” twin and HE is the one currently on the screen interrogating the Scooby Doo gang.

  29. Rodd says:

    I think Peter could make reading the phone book seem interesting, but this copy-cat story ~ including the crazed girlfriend chaining the object of her affections in a cage ~ is sadly unoriginal. Sorry Peter is setting saddled with this.

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  30. Mary says:

    Copy cats

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    Harry replied

    Doubles have existed in soaps since forever. If Y&R is copying GH, then GH was copying OLTL, AMC and oh yes, Y&R.
    GH doesn’t have a copyright on soap doubles.
    Folks claiming otherwise are just being foolish with the “copycat” name calling.

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    Nikki replied

    Yes Harry I agree. Some people just want to come on here and bitch for no reason. All soap’s have love stories, villains,lawyers,doctors etc. We would have nobody left if we didn’t copy something but it gives the critics something to criticize.LOL

  31. Mo says:

    Oh good grief. Haven’t seen yesterday’s ep yet, but doesn’t sound good. I knew Kelly was not dead.

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  32. Annie says:

    I don’t see why people are saying this rips off GH – doppleganger stories have been done for years on soaps. In fact there was a time not that long ago where Y&R had 2 dopplegangers going at the same time with both Lauren and Phyllis having them. So this is nothing new. Having said that, I can’t remember one that has actually been enjoyable to watch, they are always ridiculous and really stretch the believability factor, so I’m already ready for this one to be over. Not sure why, but the character of Jack is never allowed to be happy for more than 5 minutes.

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  33. Susi says:

    Wow. This is pitiful. A lame storyline for some pretty amazing actors. This makes them look unbelievable dumb. I am truly convinced that Chuck Pratt was hired to sink this show. Along with JFP? That can be the only explanation. So unfortunate.

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  34. Nikki says:

    I love Jack Abbott and its all coming together now. I wondered how he could have slept with Kelly and forgot. As for people blaming Chuck Pratt & crew “Don’t get you’r undies in a knot” How can you say it’s a rip off story from G.H. Fluke/Luke? Did you forget how Victor brought Mariah into his warped games to play Cassie? Or how about when he brought Patty Williams in Genoa City and paid for her surgery to look different in order to attract Jack? AH AH Looks like the copy cat is G.H. I don’t care for all the story lines. I’d like to see Sharon found innocent, be with Dylan and bitch-slap Summer for walking in her house without knocking. (I absolutely hate that girl) even Victor knocks on the door even though the house is on his property. but she’s their too stay and do low budget movies on the side so we deal with it. As for C. Pratt I still think he’s a genius.

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    jeremy replied

    Recylcle, Recycle, stories over and over Again, Again ugh!!!!

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    Nikki replied

    That’s what soap opera’s do except with different characters.

    Timmm replied

    PLEASE let Summer be the next victim along with this new suck ass Kyle!

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    Nikki replied

    Oh please From your mouth to God’s ear.

    Dee replied

    Bitch slap Sharon, tired of her always coming out on top regardless of what she does. She and Victor could rule the world with these writers. I hate to think this is the writers life and his mind is so messed up.

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    Ashleigh replied

    Ok, I totally agree about everything you said about Summer, but I disagree about CP being a genius. I can list three soaps that have had this story already, one of them being ATWT which was cancelled, another being Y&R!

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    Nikki replied

    But all soap’s recycle stories. Im waiting for one of them to copy B & B with this transgender story. Come on can’t you just see Victor playing the part of a transgender? Sorry Nikki I’ve been showing you how much I hate Jack Abbott all these years but it’s really been about fighting my feelings of love for him. I’ve scheduled an appointment with the doctors and after tomorrow I want to be known as Veronica.

    Nikki replied

    OH OH Made a mistake that would not be transgender so on that note here we go again. “Nikki my darlin I must tell you something. You see I use to be a girl, yes my name was Veronica but as I made it in the business world I had surgery to become a man. Yes my darlin It’s true I am no longer Veronica but your love of life Victor.

    Sheila replied

    dont forget Ashley’s husband Blane and his twin brother

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    Nikki replied

    That’s right I forgot about that. There was a good one and an evil one and I think she cared more for the evil one.

    CeeCee replied

    What about DOOL’s Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) and her evil twin (Andrea Hall)? My grandmother told me to write that.

    shelby replied

    Really !!I just don’t understand this fan loyalty 2 Sharon I’ve always found the character 2 be as interesting as a wet mop. And the writing on the characters behalf is just sad I must admit never cared for the character, ms .Case deserves better and should have left eons ago! BUT 2 turn her into a bipolar, would be homicidial maniac doesn’t do her fans any justice! !

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    Nikki replied

    Shelby, we Sharon Case fans have been fighting for her to be tougher since she married Nick. She was always cast as a wounded bird since she was raped by Matt back in high school. Nick has treated her like garbage having affair after affair on her even with her best friend while they we’re married, Nikki treated her rotten since day one & so has Victoria. Victor was nice to her till he lost his marbles and married her (using her to save Nikki). and she always thought of him as a father. She fought him once & lost after he came back. They need to give her some backbone to kick Nick out, make up with Mariah, tell Abby to go to hell, call Nikki a drunk, tell Victoria she’s a slut, slap tubby(Summer) across the face and let Genoa City that miss Amazon while crying over Austin slept with Kyle.

    lisa hilliard replied

    I’m super excited!!! Adam will find out that Jack isn’t the real Jack and he will save Jabot from Victor and he will be forgiven by Billy and he can have Chelsea!!

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    Ron replied

    He “had” Chelsea today.

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    @Ron,

    He sure did. Those scenes were hot!

    Your wording reminded me of MR. MOM when they are discussing Y&R and Alex says “… he sure got Nikki.” ;-)

    meme replied

    #team #Abbott , I wonder how this is going to play out.

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    Vicky G replied

    You are kidding I hope. I CAN’T STAND SHARON! Nows their chance, get rid of her. Absolutely love Summer. She is a great addition to the cast. But I have had to endure Sharon for way too long. Let her take her crazy ass on.

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    Nikki replied

    Their both only playing characters Vicky.

    CeeCee replied

    You go, girl. Nick is scum…he finally cut his hair, but, he’s still scum.
    What about Nikki, (not you, lol) always with her nose up in the air, looking down on Sharon. We all know from whence she hails. I have said this before….Nikki slept with her son-in-law….ewwww!!
    I can’t stand Sage. I hope she really lets Nick have it. Perhaps ‘IT’ will shrivel up and fall off. It would be poetic justice never being able to chase skirts again.

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    Nikki replied

    Oh you made me laugh Cee Cee. To have it fall off would be something to laugh about. I still don’t get why they picked him on the soap for all the girls to go after Yuck. If this were real life he’s have some disease by now. I wish he would go see a hair stylist he always looks so grubby & dirty looking. Not just Nikki but Victoria too always with their nose up in the air and yet is their anyone left in Genoa City that they didn’t sleep with?

  35. W. R. says:

    Sorry folks, I’ve got to call you on this. This is not a copy of the Fluke story. The evil twin/doppelgänger storyline is a classic soap story. There probably isn’t a show that hasn’t used it at some time or other. If we went down the stories of all of the shows right now I think we’d find that most of them have elements of being like some other show in the past or currently. Like a story, don’t like a story. We all have shows we prefer or don’t like. But the “stop copying me” is a little preschool, don’t you think?

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  36. Loretta says:

    I was not shock of the two Jack Abbott at all figure it out the night The Underground Collasped and at the Hospital I already knew where Victor was going with this. Always knew Kelly was not dead. If everyone remember at the underground Jack had on a tie and when Jack was under the rubber he had on a tie that was the real Jack. Kelly had sex with the fake Jack in the storage room. Now go back to the hospital when you saw the fake Jack leave the hospital he ad on a sweater and a jacket when the real Jack came home from the hospital he had on a suit. The real Jack was at Billy and Chelsea Party we knew this because Jack was real angry at Adam now this fake Jack don’t get angry because he don’t know how he is a time bomb waiting to explode. Victor has no clue that the fake Jack is an sex addict and TGVN will not beable to handle the fake Jack at all and as always Ashley will be another pond of TGVN games will they find out in time I hope so. I don’t watch GH so to me this storyline is just like the others storyline they have done with double characters. Now we have to see if TGVN knows Gabe is really Adam. Now Sharon is arrested for murder something she didn’t do and I hope Paul put his PI skills to work because we all know Sharon didn’t murder Austin and put him in the closet and she didn’t killed Courtney either there is no way that Sharon is that strong to pick up a dead body by herself and put it in the closet yep she is being setup but by whom. I say detective Harding is behind this because whom ever it is they have to within the police department to just walk in and go by an computer and give it an virous while other cops are there. Is Sharon still in danger I say yes because who ever it is think Sharon knows who they are now does Paul have an clue or he is still blind. Well we have to wait and see how all of this unfold

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    CeeCee replied

    Wow!

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    Ron replied

    I’m thinking the “cop” is a good suspect, as you said, because he had easy access to the station computer…. with a flashdrive. But, I also think this is a vendetta against the Newmans: Nick’s daughter’s husband is murdered and then Nick’s son’s fiancé. Interesting…. and then to frame Nick’s former wife?
    And, who really is Sage? I love the actress, most of the time, but yikes– is she also a suspect?

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  37. Bart says:

    Been a loyal & faithful “Y & R” viewer since January of ’81 and after seeing this week’s shows, my stomach is churning so bad I can taste the bile!!

    This plot-driven drek was why CBS/Sony decided on giving Chuck Pratt the Head Writer position – REALLY?!? Another doppelganger in GC – again?!?

    Let’s see who in GC had doubles:

    Katherine Chancellor/Marge Cotrooke
    John Abbott/Allistar Wallingford (hired by Jack to gaslight Gloria)
    Phyllis/Sheila Carter (thanks to plastic surgery)
    Lauren/Sarah Smythe (Sheila’s never-mentioned sister)
    Alex “Blade” Bladeson/Rick Bladeson (identical twin)
    Cassie/Mariah (identical twin)
    Ethan “Cane” Ashby/Caleb (identical twin)

    So disappointed that “Y & R” would pull out this old chestnut of a plot-driven gimmick in 2015 – ENOUGH!!!

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  38. Simply Sherr says:

    Quite a shock when the 2nd Jack was revealed but it will be a good story-line. This soap in no way compares to GH, even though GH is a good show. Many soaps over years have had doubles including Y & R on and off. The story-lines have been twisting and turning past weeks! Love catching them recorded. Y & R is indeed a different soap & has continued to prove it is #1 for a reason. Keep up the great writing & still a great cast. The new Adam is very good but do miss the other one. He seems to have moved on to some good projects plus has a wonderful family.
    Have a splendid day…..
    Sherr

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  39. mefive says:

    Who believed Kelly was dead anyway? Victor told her she would have Jack. The doppelganger story was telegraphed, especially with the fake fingerprints.

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  40. Mfarris70 says:

    So soon after Victor found Cassie’s twin Mariah? Pratt has never really cared about a shows history

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  41. Sandy J. says:

    I’m reasonably appalled at this latest ‘Jack doppelganger’ storyline, but any story that allows the normally very talented Peter Bergman to exhibit more facial expressions that his now-customary and singular pursed lips look is fine by me! I agree with several earlier posters that Bill Bell would turn over in his grave if he knew about this kind of story being written about his much-beloved characters.

    I’m also convinced that Victor is behind all of the Jack’s-double mess, including the Kelly angle. He had that page of fingerprints that Nikki got hold of before he could pass them to his henchman. I expect the doppelganger used them – somehow – to gain entry into the two computer rooms. When Victor’s wife and kids find out he’s been behind all of this – and they WILL find out at some point – will it be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Nikki and Victoria especially? Guess we’ll have to stay turned to see if any kind of justice for the Abbott family will prevail.

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  42. Aden says:

    This story is not so much a copy of GH as it is a copy of itself from previous stories. Hmmm…let’s see…Victor secures the services of an emotionally damaged unstable woman to exact his “final” revenge on Jack….is it Patty or Kelly? And doppelganger and twin stories have been far too overdone in recent years on his show…..Katherine/Marge, Patty/Emily, Lauren/Sheila, Cane/his twin, John Abbott, Cassie/Mariah, Jeffrey/William, and I am sure I am missing some. It is especially disgusting when men are posing as someone else and they repeatedly rape the woman. Yes…sex with someone under false pretenses is indeed rape. When do they train these lookalikes to know everything a person would have to know in order to be someone else?? Who pays for the vocal lessons so the fake can sound exactly like someone else? Due to an extreme lack of creativity soaps have become self indulgent parodies of themselves….claiming that the genre is unique and the audience accepts the outlandish conventions. We only accept them because what is the alternative? Having said all that…..I am not as down on Chuck’s work as everyone else is. At least the show is not mind numbingly boring as it was under Griffith. There are shocks and surprises and twists and turns. I am not saying I like every story but the canvas is tightly woven and episodes move with a point and purpose. As a sidenote what does JFP have against characters named Courtney?? Courtney on Another World was murdered. Courtney on GH contracted some sort of virus and died after giving birth. And now Courtney on Y and R was also brutally murdered.

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    CeeCee replied

    Only one solution…send Victor to the Bastille…off with his head !!!!!!

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  43. B&B Fan says:

    Y&R done this same Story line before. Katherine has an Evil Twin. So has Cane. Lauren had a lookalike & so did Phyllis. Even Patty was a lookalike to her Dr. How many times do they Y&R think we fans are going to put her with this crap?

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  44. The Substitute says:

    Do we have any viewers who remember the villain David Kimble? He was paid by Jill back when she was wicked fun to romance Nina he went on the run and was going to have plastic surgery to look like the actor David Hasselhof who had played Snapper on Y&R so it was a wink to the audience. He goes and at gunpoint to the surgeon wants him to change his face well the surgeon carves Killer in his forehead and then later of course David gets killed in a trash compacter. That was some of the fun and brilliance of this show under Bell. RIP Mr. Bell you are so missed!

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    The Substitute replied

    Also Kay/Marge and Rick/Blade were done on Bill Bells watch so they all do the doubles it is just a worn out plot for me!

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    davlestev1 replied

    Michael Corbett… I followed him from Ryan’s Hope.. to Search for Tomorrow where he was with Lisa Peluso.. And on to Y&R..hated when he left..

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  45. Pamela Lahaye says:

    I think its pretty dumb myself. So many of the soap thru the years have done this.

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  46. Rebecca Barnes says:

    I hope this new Jack gives Victor hell.

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    CeeCee replied

    Yes!!!! What a great thought, Rebecca Barnes. Just imagine if Victor’s creation, Fack (or Flack–whatever) turned on his master? Not only would the storyline take a different spin, but, Mary Shelley would turn in HER grave…LOL.

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  47. mike says:

    On GH this story would be fun on Y&R it’s pure dreck. Pratt does not fit with this show.

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  48. Jay Keaveny says:

    This has been done once too often. I’m sure that the actors will do their best but this is, at best, a gimmick. Give Jack a genuine story that builds out of his past. Involve the other characters, keep your audience interested. Not alienated.

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  49. Travis Thomas says:

    So Victor Newman has officially become Stefano Dimera. Im so DONE with The Campy and The Recycled. This show has become a Shyt Show, and for those of you enjoying, power to you. But Im not buying into this Victor Newman has found ANOTHER doppleganger. What does GC have some undergound lair where every character has a doppleganger. I dont mind dopplegangers, but someone should have done their HW to realize this show has had more than FIVE in the past few yrs. Ugh.

    And again, if ur enjoying this great. But I dont see myself talking about the Jack Doppleganger SL 10yrs from now. Remember the pain of Ashley’s abortion, Neil’s alcoholism SL, the Winters Aids SL, the Daniel/Lilly SL, Nikki’s crazy maid, the Danny/Phylis/Christine SL, and the entire Sheila/Lauren era. I mean THOSE were Storylines. With a beginning, middle, and end. They made sense, and I could relate to them.

    This MESS IS NOT YR.

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  50. Sharla Cokes says:

    I wanted Jack and Phyllis to have a happy ending for a change. He never have good luck in relationships. Its tune for Adam to be revealed to someone. I am sick of Sharon always getting the bad breaks. I wish you guys send summer to college somewhere she is nerve wrecking. And Victor need to get his for a change. I’m sick of how he is always on top. Let someone bring him down… Let him suffer sometimes.

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    Sharla Cokes replied

    I think you should add some drama. Let Lauren and cane be attractive to each other. let sage tell Nicholas about Adam. Let Hillary be pregnant by Devon. Bring back devons mother so Neil can fall in love again. Bring another man that lily is attracted too.

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    Nikki replied

    Oh yes Sharla. I love how you think. As for Summer I agree I think there is about one person on here that likes her but looks like she’s here to stay so we just hasve to deal with the mutt.

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    Peg Davis replied

    Dumb and getting dumber!!!

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  51. Elaine says:

    Snore…..too soon after Cassie lookalike, boring.

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  52. sharon says:

    Hate the story line 2 Jacks did it done it before, do not play with our intelligence we have seen this on this soap before HELLO . Boring.

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  53. Caramel says:

    This fake Jack story line is very stale and tired. They have used it at leat a half dozen times. Give it a rest already. It’s not very convincing. Phyllis surely would notice a difference in the kisses and lovemaking. No dead ringer could duplicate that. The producer and writers need to come up with ways to keep this show interesting instead of recycling plots and dragging them out for months. I love Y & R, but they are going to lose viewers if it doesn’t get better.

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Even back in the day on SANTA BARBARA when there was a Mason Capwell doppleganger, all Julia had to do was kiss them both. She put an “x” on the shirt collar of one of them to tell them apart.

    Yeah, Phyllis has been with Jack for years. She would definitely know his lovemaking and kissing style.

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  54. toscanti says:

    I always loved Y&R until JFP and now Pratt. It doesn’t matter to me if I see it or not. I recognize very little of the Bill Bell original. Arrogance on the part of JFP and Pratt will bring this show down.

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    Nikki replied

    BILL BELL is dead people let the poor man rest in peace and lets get on with it. Y & R has very high ratings right now btw.

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  55. ashley says:

    Kill off jack, Phillis, Kelly and sage. Today show was such a bore. Give nick some story lines other then having sex all the time. Bore bore today

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  56. Lucia says:

    I am very sad to see the direction in which they have taken Kelly’s character. She made some mistakes, sure, but she seemed like a real option for Jack who finally deserved a good woman in his life. It’s like the writers love to make women who have lost children CRAZY: Sharon, Chloe, Kelly. What the heck, man? Who is writing this stuff?

    This entire storyline is RIDICULOUS. Yes, everyone has a doppelgänger in the world, maybe even more than one, but honestly? Someone who looks just like you so that your fiancee who gets up close with you in bed doesn’t even notice? That is a stretch. I know that with soaps and with all fiction for that matter we need to apply a suspension of disbelief, but this requires that you have no common sense whatsoever. We just got off of the Mariah/Cassie storyline. We had Sheila and two Phyllises in the past; we even had two Laurens, and how many crazy Pattis? At some point we even had two Katherines, didn’t we?

    I know that the doppelgänger is a common archetype in soaps, but I wish the Y and R would take its audience seriously. I noticed that the pace of the show is indeed faster but I don’t think that’s necessarily a good thing. The thoughtful conversations between characters, the growing storylines, the powerful narratives…they seem gone. And abruptly so.

    Michael is battling cancer and Christian Le Blanc is such a fine actor, yet this storyline does NOTHING for his skills.

    And yes, Avery pushing Joe off the balcony was hilarious. Wasn’t Jack just in a wheelchair?

    I say all of this because I”m sorely disappointed in a show that I love. The storyline lack passion and humanity. The characters seem caricatures of their former selves.

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    CeeCee replied

    Cheers, Lucia. You stated exactly what is on my mind, and then some.

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    Ron replied

    I have been BEGGING for someone to write INFORMATIVE content– like showing Michael going thru all the radiation, etc. Once again, they’re losing a great opportunity to educate while entertaining us: the core to the Bill Bell and Kay Alden storytelling process.

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    shelby replied

    Absolutely,any chance to inform the audience should be taken advantage of else it’s just for not and it makes no sense not 2 take advantage
    of a fantastic actor while educating the audience.Y&R executives take notice if not careful your gonna muck this whole thing up and loose Ur fan base for FOOLERY!

  57. mark says:

    Id love to say this is a GH copy (clone! LMAO) but remember the Marge/Kay storyline which was ok but a bit silly too. The only thing saving it was Jeanne Cooper and I would rather watch two of her than two Peter Bergmans. Ick!

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  58. Ashleigh says:

    You know…. I think fake Jack is creepy good at being real Jack. Remember when Patty was being what’s her face, the therapist? She had a way of letting us believe she was good at playing her, but there were signs that made it more believable that she wasn’t the same person. I love Peter Bergman and can’t get enough of him, but this story is soooooo stuuuuupId. I hope they somehow make Kelly an altered Patty, because if not, this villain is too similar and not at all creative. So Victor found another psycho to ruin Jack’s life after what happened with Patty, where Jack and Victor both almost died and Colleen actually did? Victor is smarter than that. He may not admit to making mistakes, but he moat certainly doesn’t repeat the exact same one. Ugh.

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    CeeCee replied

    Not much of a stretch Ashleigh. Patti and the therapist; Jack and fake Jack ARE the same person. It is only natural to see exactly the same traits.

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    Ashleigh replied

    But the actress who played Patty made them two different people. So far PB isn’t doing that. It is their job as the actors to make two characters two different people .

  59. regina says:

    The storylines have become completely idiotic. But the biggest idiots are the viewers who continue to tune in to watch this nonsense.

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    CeeCee replied

    Really, Regina? Why are you watching? You dare much by calling us idiots, collectively. I suppose it takes one to know one.
    Harry, I, dearly, would like to hear your reply on this….how about you Timmm? Are we idiots?
    Regina…it is called entertainment…so I’m an idiot, what of it? My husband loves me, anyway…LOL.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, CeeCee!!!!! What’s up????? Any-hoo, a-l-l-o-w m-e…

    1. Girlfriend…you are so RIGHT ON!!!!! It is called ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!
    2. That Regina chick (whoever she is) needs to LIGHTEN UP ALREADY!!!!! If not, then she should just CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!!! Her choice.
    3. CeeCee…h-o-n-e-y…personality-wise and all, at age 47, I am STILL a HANDFUL…but…my dad (at age 79) and other loved ones in my life still love me, anyway…LOL!!!!!

    Later on, CeeCee. Peace.

    davlestev1 replied

    CeeCee sometimes as we know people post to start a brouhaha..get everyone up in arms..and count the replies…LOL…unlike SU0000 who loves to press posters buttons but makes valid points and is fun to spar with. VEGINA…mah bad…i mean RAGYNA..GINA…oh good grief I need spell check…REGINA…we here love our fabled soaps..warts and all..and love to pick apart and hypothesize without too much fear of overly negative retaliation on others parts. We are idiots who love this particular block of daytime programming and the majority of us have for years. Remember back in the day when there were countless shows to choose from and a myriad of silliness going on at any given time on any given channel. Marlena was possessed and floating over her bed…Margo and Tom were running from Mr.Big who was actually quite little…Erica was fighting bears and Dee was pursued by a love struck Gorilla in New York…talk about silly…but we love to watch..and put in our two sense and always will…apparently you may not watch but you monitor articles to see what you are missing…come on CAPTAIN HOOKED…lighten up…LOL

    Timmm replied

    I will not reply to her CeeCee. She obviously has issues. I’m not into name calling and I cannot stand bullying. We are not idiots, we are fans. We take the good with the bad. I work in the city, I see a lot of B.S. I come home and put on the evening news. It can be depressing. I put on my soaps and I escape from all this hate and violence for two hours every night. I am entertained by my soaps. They are a part of me. Family, if you will. You nailed it CeeCee, your husband loves you and thats all that matters AND we all enjoy you here on this site. Take care.

    FeeFee replied

    If being a soap addict makes us idiots, i’ll gladly join the club…with GHs Fluke Luke and now Y&Rs Fack Jack ive decided to join in and become a fake CeeCee…im FeeFee CeeCee…actually im Jimh(leave it to beaver) just havin’ a little fun with these soap doubles…lol

    Nikki replied

    Then why don’t you turn it off? Why waste time even writing about it?

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    The Substitute replied

    Regina I started researching again on stories over the years you forget Brad Carlton was kidnapped by his crazy first wife that we did not know he had and kept in a cage. Bill Bell had his share of this type of story here is the difference for ME as a viewer you really cared about the characters then I think he was better at character development Pratt has made it quite known he is more into crazy plots not character driven. I do not think anyone is a fool or idiot if they keep watching hey all shows have their highs and lows. Not watching like I did mainly because the Scooby Doo Gang is driving me crazy and tired of the beating up Sharon for everything that goes wrong in town. I also think they have made a mockery out of cancer, ms, and mental illness.

    Ashleigh replied

    it’s healthier for us soap viewers to take our hostility out on fictitious people than real ones! Hahahahaha

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Are you by chance a network executive, Regina? That does seem to be their attitude.

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  60. Joe says:

    Y&R is officially a train wreck. Y&R was the classiest soap on the air for years, and in just a few months Chuck Pratt has driven it into the ground. The man’s resume spoke volumes, and they hired this loser???? I blame the executives at CBS for letting this guy ruin this show.

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  61. Michelle says:

    Sheila looked like Phyllis. Sarah looked like Lauren. Patty looked like her shrink Emily. Adam looks like Gabe. And those were all surgically done. Then there are twins or dopplegangers like Cassie/Mariah and Jack/Fack. I’m sure there are more I’m not remembering, but point is that this is a recycled SOAP OPERA characteristic and it’s ok, and it’s fun! I don’t understand why everyone is so confused and angry, as if it’s the first ridiculous soap storyline ever.

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    CeeCee replied

    Thank-you.

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  62. ronnie says:

    I could write a better story line then they do. I have watched the show from day one and stories need to change.get with the program.

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  63. CMPS says:

    Totally ridiculous writing and so repetitive. Victor brought in an identical before (aka Pattti) to get to Jack. How lazy and stupid are these writers? I have watched for years but have to say I’m finally done wasting an hour too many days.

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  64. Cherise says:

    I don’t like It and quite frankly since the new writer has come on board I have been very very bored with the story lines. I have loved Y&R since the 80′s and now not so much. Im getting frustrated with the story lines and turning the channel to watch something else.

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  65. Marian Tiqui says:

    I have been watching y&r since it first began . I watch ..my sisters watch . My dad even to the day he died But now it is getting ridiculous. I think this double with jack is nonsense. What happened to Victor i went from love for 40 years to hating him . He is manipulitive,. Greedy, so greedy ..he has God syndrome . Please fire this writer. I love a more realistic story line. Sometimes people do live happily ever after. Cant stand the new billy. Love the new Adam . His storyline is the reason im still watching. But the show needs some happy couples . Genoa city is a horror story . No one has peace..come on give us something to feel good about. Let adam tell chelsea the truth and let her be surprised and happy as hell..i would be . He should never have been condemned for hitting billys girl. He never knew..any way please let there be a happy couple somewhere in genoa city….

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    CeeCee replied

    But, but, but….Victor has always been baaaad-to-the-bone. You figured that out after forty years? I find it ridiculous also, but no one is going to stop me from watching.
    Why are we being bashed for watching. It’s fine poking fun, but some posters take it over the limit.
    Yes, it is recycled, yes, it does tend to get noting, and yes, I’m up there bitching with the rest, but that’s what we’re supposed to do.
    I appreciate the fact that you are expressing your opinion without bashing the viewers, as some have been doing. Peace-out.

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    CeeCee replied

    Boring, not noting.

    Timmm replied

    Speaking of happy couples, I sure hope the hell they are not going to have Lauren cheat on Michael. For God sakes he has cancer!

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    The Substitute replied

    Hey darlings did they not have Michael move in with Sharon? Did I read that right good lord Michael will be performing in the bedroom in no time Crazy Sharon to the rescue!!!!

  66. 4ever DAYS says:

    Y&R is void of anything original.

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  67. Elo says:

    I thinks this is a stupid storyline. The fake Jack marrying Phyliss is so ridiculous . Have to come up with a better storyline or you will lose viewers. It is so bad

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  68. gilly says:

    They did not copy GH. They recycled an old scrip from years ago, 2 Patty’s; two Victor’s;
    2 Lauren’s the list goes on.

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    The Substitute replied

    Hey we leave recycling at the end of the driveway! Lol! As my sis says if you can’t beat them join them in their craziness!

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  69. Charles Ensey says:

    is Charlie in Oklahoma city i like the the storyline is very exciting I’ve been watching young restless since the seventies when I first started watching it when my grandmother and ever since then I recorded during the daytime and watched it at night and I am retired I’m 61 I get to watch it everyday but there’s been a few days where is interrupted do to bad weather and I didn’t know what happened. but when its on I watch it everyday and I think you it makes my good days and bad days due to my health the bad days it makes it better I hope to someday to come to California and to see a episode taped in person if you have a studio audience I asked for an autograph photo and they send me one with their bikes out a graph on it and I miss the old lady that was on there Mrs chancellor please forgive my spelling it’s not too good but I would love to be an extra just in the stuck in the background somewhere that would be my top bucket list well actually it be the whole bucket has been the most exciting thing but as ever happened to my life to know that I would be on in the background but just to stand in extra will be a it would be a joy of a life time. I have one favor tell everybody on the cast that Charlie said hi form Oklahoma city 521 s.w. 33rd. St. 73109. bye for now Charlie

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    Ron replied

    Hey Charlie

    Just wanted you to know I enjoyed reading your note here! You have certainly been a loyal fan.

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    Rose replied

    I really hope you get your wish to appear onY&R. I’m keep an eye out for someone, possibly in the background, with a big smile on his face.

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  70. Ellen says:

    Ok. This plot is too over the top. Jabot – Newman rivalries have been brutal but they’ve had some light hardness about the fight
    This Plot Has Pushed Victor into the villain that could never come back. Kidnapping, murder are

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  71. Betty Dean says:

    I do not like 2 Jacks. Get rid of Kelly.
    And please let someone bring Victor down. Love Adam and Chelsea together. I wanted to see Jack and Phillis get married. And Avery and Joe. Still don’t like Dylan, too hot headed. And please do something about Neal, he looks awful. His storyline is for the 4rash.I can really do without victor all together.

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    CeeCee replied

    I wonder if Jack doubles-up on Viagra now.

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    Ron replied

    I just wonder when Kelly is going to “change his diapers” since he’s been tied up a long time.

    CeeCee replied

    @Ron.
    HaHa, Ron…too funny.

  72. rosalyn says:

    Wow, all that and they can’t bring Drew back. She just what Phyllis need. It will bring her daughter back to life. People make mistakes.

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  73. Karen says:

    When I found out there was 2 Jacks, I immediately thought of GH.
    I hope they wrap it up soon, am not of fan of dopplegangers.
    However they never wrap up anything soon, how long has the Adam storyline been going on?
    How long will this Austin storyline go on? soaps need to be a little more fast paced.

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  74. kathryn whigham jacobs says:

    Very surprised truly intriguing

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  75. R. Thomas says:

    Two Jack’s are silly. The show was very good when it had the plane crash, the bar colapse, the apartment fire and the cabin murder all going on at the same. Now it is plain silly. Let’s solve the murder and get on with Neil and Devon’s storyline.

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  76. Mo says:

    So when did the switch take place? Captive Jack had memories of marrying Phyllis. Phyllis doesn’t recognize a new man in her bed? I’m confused by the whole thing.

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  77. Celia says:

    Been there. Done that on Y&R. Remember the two Catherines? Hope they don’t drag out the storyline too long and Victor get’s his just reward.

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  78. Mo says:

    It reminds me of the movie “Misery”.

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    The Substitute replied

    Yep she needs to bust his ankles and the lean over and say God I Love You!!

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  79. shirley cooper says:

    I was very surprised had know idea ,this twin jack idea I like it can not wait to see what’s going to happen and how long this is going to go on. I kinda hope this back fires on Victor ,but I fell sorry for Jack being tied up and being tortured by Kelly.

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  80. Vicky G says:

    This is not a copy of GH, but m I re a revisiting of old storylines. I personally am interested to see how this will play out. Actually I was hoping that Victor’s accomplice would be his son that was born to the Asian woman Jack had married back in the day. There are so many things that could come back and bite Jack in the butt. I would love to see writers actually do there research and keep the storylines factual. But my interest is peaked right now and I do love DRAMA. All I say is bring it. Make it as gritty as possible. I’d love to see Kelly bring some “Misery” to Jack and the storyline.
    Hint, hint.
    Keep it up Y&R.

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  81. Iakovos says:

    Ugh. This may have been appealing to me but how many doppelganger stories have we had on Y&R? I bought it with Katherine/Marge; loathed it with Patty Williams and Lauren/Sheila/Phyllis or whatever that was. I literally turned off and stayed away. Sometimes it just does not work despite best intentions (Erica on AMC). The reconstructed surgery trope is tired, too. Not to take away from Peter Bergman (He is a rock!) but this plot twist seems less than compelling.

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  82. delores says:

    Don’t like the double Jack story line. Please kill it quickly!

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    CeeCee replied

    Better yet, Delores. Kill both Jacks.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    There shouldve been two Victors instead…

    Ron replied

    Two Jacks AND two Victors– at the same time– just like a Shakesperean comedy, The Comedy of Errors: would be spectacular storytelling. Geez, writers, THINK for Pete’s sake, will ya!

    4ever DAYS replied

    One of the Jacks should lose an eye, then he’d be a One-Eyed Jack!

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  83. kiki smith says:

    This story is beyond stupid, and mkas the actors look dumb.

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  84. aria says:

    maybe the storyline isn’t a copycat, after all, these type of stories have been told almost by all the soaps, but the timing to tell this fake jack is suspect especially when a rival show is heavily airing one.

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  85. sharon says:

    After watching for 34 years, I find that I’m disappointed in this new far fetched jack look alike. A look alike that has phyllis Not sensing his kisses or bed differences? They need to kill this story line quick

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  86. diane says:

    I was confused, but I would like to Victor get his
    for all his shenanigans on Jack. Jack should have his
    glory day sometime to. It hurts to see Jack always
    get hurt.

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  87. jaybird369 says:

    Leo,

    Dude…I get what you’re saying here. B-u-t…it could be a WHOLE LOT W-O-R-S-E!!!!! I mean…there could be 2 ‘Dullans’ running around Genoa City…Y-I-K-E-S!!!!!

    Take care, Leo.

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    Betty Dean replied

    One Dillard is enough. He has been anger since he arrived. On the Jack and Adam thing, my husband can go away for 20 years. I would know him. His walk and body movements don’t chan7.

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    Nikki replied

    How about two Summers?

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    Susan replied

    That would be two times the torture!

  88. June Stirek says:

    We hate the new story lines with two Jacks! The story lines are getting unbelievable. Have been watching from the beginning. Husband watching with me for 20 years.years.Stop with these doubles. Now two Adams, two Jacks, what next!!! Going downhill. So diappointed..

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  89. June Stirek says:

    If this type of writing continues, I am afraid we might lose Y & R. That would be so sad.!!

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    su0000 replied

    That will never happen..
    no matter how horrible Y&R can be nobody stops watching it..
    As long as the numbers stay up Y&R will stay and keep producing junk because the fans keep watching..

    The few that have actually turned out doesn’t hurt the high numbers..

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  90. Betty Dean says:

    well I see that they are on their way to messing up Lily and her husband Cain, with Michael and Laura. remember you heard it from me.

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  91. Longtime y&r fan says:

    how many times will your shows writers pull this stupid “duplicate” person story line? You’ll certainly get the award for most duplicate people on a soap opera! Please….ENOUGH!

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  92. Mary says:

    Will everyone in Genoa City have a double now when something that happens can’t be explained? The “double” phenomena in Y&R has been done before.

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  93. Valarie Brooks says:

    Well , Im excited to see how it will all play out, because Peter is a Phanomenal actor. I enjoyed him on ALL MY CHILDREN. I remember years ago there was twins on ON LIFE TO LIVE ( A female actress) I can’t remember her , her name but she was Great. Peter I would like to know how difficult or challenging this has been for you ? I will be watching because your my favorite actor .

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  94. penny says:

    What a week of garbage. Ugh! What are they doing? I’ve never fast forward through so many scenes since the invention of fast forwarding. I’m sorry but these current storylines going on now are irritating and ridiculous.

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  95. RICKIE says:

    Peter (“Phone It In”) Bergman can barely handle one role these days, let alone two.

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  96. nicole says:

    storyline revisited so many times in just as many soaps….it is b o r i n g…,!!!!!!,

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  97. Timmm says:

    I know fans of Y&R do not like the campy story telling like they use over at GH BUT “Two Jacks” has some entertaining possibilities. First off, its Peter Bergman. If the story goes south he is one of the few actors who can make lemonade out of lemons. Secondly, like he said in the full interview is Flack will be flashier and more unpredictable. It will give the actor something new to do and if it is written right, people in Genoa City may not know how to handle Flack and it could be fun. Plus, MAYBE Victor will finally be put in his place if Flack spins out of control and Victor cannot handle him! Cheer up fans, this story is new, give it a chance!

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  98. The Substitute says:

    Ok at the end of all this mess let us have Tracy come back the sensible Abbott and jump on Victor and rip her daughter Colleen’s heart out of that old geezer’s chest I will sell tickets for that!!!

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  99. Weenlie says:

    2 Jacks really.

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    shelby replied

    I predict this Jack/Fack storyline will go on forever and a day And by the end we the fans won’t give a rat’s arse
    because we’ve been bored 2 death!!!!
    Longingly missing the Good Ole days when soaps actually told a good story!

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  100. Nikki says:

    Young and Restless just reached five million viewers. C. Pratt must be doing something right!!!

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    And ask Conan O’Brien how he felt when his ratings when through the roof his first night after he took over the TONIGHT SHOW?

    I really hate when the media makes such a big deal out of these things. So the numbers are back up. Big fat deal. Show me they STAY up, then we have something to talk about.

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    Nikki replied

    To be honest with you I don’t give a rat’s ass about Conan O’Brien or his ratings. Ratings like everyone knows go up and down. Some of the stories are attracting viewers, some are not.The story with Jill and the music box was so stupid and once they and read viewers reaction, it went out the window. Best case scenario they will be able to tell what keeps it up and continue the great work. Worse care as more & more soaps are cancelled viewer attraction will continue to rise as there will be nothing else to watch with the exception of talk/doctor shows. So on that note I would like to be supportive to C. Pratt and say congratulations for hitting over 5 million viewers & keep up the great work.

  101. Karen says:

    Was a little lost until I real this website. I not sure yet, how I like it.

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    Karen replied

    How have you got video of John Abbott?

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  102. Carrie says:

    This is stupid! Y&R has always been the “realistic” soap. And now this? STUPID!

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  103. Nancy says:

    I hate it. I am just a huge skeptic. I dont “get” how the fake Jack could even possibly know EVERY SINGLE thing in real Jack’s life, act the same, and no one can tell. Nah, It is too much like an exact clone with a shared brain.

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  104. Denise says:

    Stupid . These writers are paid a lot of money. They Can’t come up with something better than this. And this guy will be hitting on Ashley, his sister! Please, it’s ridiculous. I’m a long time view as well as my friends. We all agree. Stop it now.

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  105. Jerlean Noble says:

    This is too confusing. My husband and I both in our 60s hate this. Why is the reason or meaning? Now the story is bordering on fantasy.

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  106. Mary says:

    I’m of Victor getting away with taking over Jabot. He needs to get caught and put in his place. It’s unfair to all of Ashley’s fine work in her genius in the perfume business. I know Jack gets himself in this dilemma with his actions, but Jack’s more likeable then Victor. Victor is plain Evil.

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  107. JAN says:

    This being my first day on here, of course I had to read ALL of the comment’s, and I must say, they were almost, more entertaining than the show . Nikki, CeeCee and Substitute, you guy’s made my day lmao. All show’s have their good and their bad times, I love Y/R .I have invested half of my life to it, and I AIN’T QUITTIN’ NOW.

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  108. Betty says:

    victor needs to get a life and stay out of everyone’s business. dont like this new story line with jack having an imposter.

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  109. rebecca says:

    I love my soap operas, because I like to pretend they are real.
    When there are two Jack Abbotts, that is just plain ridiculous.
    Please rethink this avenue of thought. You are ruining my soap fix.

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  110. Cheryl says:

    This story line has been used too much, Get a new writer with fresh ideas!

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  111. Shane says:

    I hope the real Jack escapes again And gets back home and kills Victor and the fake Jack and Kelly gets locked up in the Nut House

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  112. Tracy says:

    You all forgot about. The double for Kathryn Chancellor. I miss her so much. Y&R just is not the same without her. And Neil needs to cut that beard, he will look 20 years younger.

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  113. Judy says:

    PLEASE don’t go there with two Jacks. It is not even normal so it is not interesting. I have been watching Young and Restless since it started, when my baby was small and she is now 41. I love the show and now my husband has retired for 4 years, I have him interested as well. Something to keep us entertained for an hour. I gave up Days of our lives for the same sort of reason, people levitating from a bed, two of this one and twins nobody knew Existed .Please keep the show with real to life things. It is more realistic then.

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  114. Cindy Reese says:

    They need new writers! This crap is just too crazy and not interesting. I stopped watching for several weeks and now see it’s worse than ever. Been watching since I got out of high school in the early 70′s and this is the worst story lines ever. I may have to leave as many of my friends have already as they think it’s an insult to our intelligence ( we’re all college graduates). Get back to basics again, or get off! This is pathetic. Cindy Reese

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  115. Davida says:

    I hate it!!! I can’t wait until its over!!

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  116. Jackie Bennett says:

    I would like more realistic story lines. It is crazy to have two Jack’s. I am waiting for the retirement of Victor, he has been on toooooo long.

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  117. Maria says:

    The scene with Kelley seducing poor Jack after she hit him over the head with a bat reminded me of the movie with Kathy Bates “Misery”. Can’t the writers be a little more original? Where did Jack’s twin get his makeover? The same plastic surgeon as Adam?

    It’s a situation where Y&R should hire Angela Landsbury (as Victor Newman’s sister) to solve the mysteries!

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  118. lee says:

    Dont lile the new Billy Abbott. This guy is not only not as handsome or funny or joking as Billy Martin. Excited to see him on GH but really didn’t want him to be Jason. Who, by the way, is now Dylan on Y&R. Wrong. Why did they did they flip? Love Gina (Phyllis) better than Michelle (Nina on GH).

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  119. Sharon Kemp says:

    I don’t like the storyline. About the two Jacks, I’ve been watching for 25 yrs and whoever’ s writing could do better!!!!!

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  120. elaine says:

    while I find myself very curious to the outcome of this sharade…I find it very stupid that Phylis can’t tell the difference between the two Jack’s COME ON !!!!

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  121. elaine says:

    COME ON what’s wrong with Phyllis…. she can’t tell the differences of the two Jack’s

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  122. Robin says:

    We thought it was weird and stupid at first but there is more drama now and unpredictable.Before we always knew what was going to happen and we have been watching Young and Restless since it started in 1973 We think it’s hilarious in alot of scenes.

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  123. Chancellor says:

    Horrible, unrealistic story. I fast forward through. What a waste of talent in Cady McLaine,,embarrassing. Y&R is becoming silly.

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  124. Jen Jo says:

    Dumb storyline-it’s not realistic. No two people have the exact same features no matter how much they look alike. And Phyllis must still be in a coma if she doesn’t know the difference! Also-why is Nick acting like s self-centered pig. He doesn’t deserve Sharon-and stop making her the victim!

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  125. Diane Baker says:

    I love the double Jack story. Can’t wait to see how it plays out.

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  126. Iris says:

    Unrealistic to believe everything would be exactly the same, the looks, voices, mannerisms. How could he know where everything in the Abbott home is and recognize everyone and know their history. Running out of ideas! Sick of Victor getting away with everything. Stupid storyline!

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    Barb replied

    Exactly! How can you sleep with someone and be too stupid to tell they aren’t the same as before? Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    GET NEW WRITERS!!!!

    I haven’t been watching this soap for 35 years to put up with this crappy storyline!

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    Cheryl Lynn Wilson replied

    LOL!!! I have to agree with you on that!!! Please~ I said the same thing & I we can make a impack on who crazy the story line has gotten & their dragging it out way too slow cause they have nothing!!! & their getting paid for BIG BUCKS for this too!
    I watched Y&R about the same time~Forever in my life time!!!
    It was better back then, their running out of ideals!
    I gave them a few of my own!
    Maybe thats what we need to do, but we don’t get paid for it either tho!! Oh well can’t have it both ways I guess!

  127. Misty says:

    I too, am a long time Y & R fan. The two Jacks storyline is ridiculous! Surely Phyllis could tell the difference. I do not like the new writers storylines. Y & R was a better soap before. Kelly has become crazed too quickly/unrealistically…..she managed to survive the death of her young son and divorce.
    What about Stitch? He gave up years of his life in prison to protect his Mother. Then he has a quick hop in the shower with Ashley, now within hours after he and Vicky break up, he and Ashley spent the night and morning in the sack, Please!
    The Austin/Courtney murder story has gone on 2 long.
    Sharon needs a new haircut !!
    Y & R WILL lose longtime viewers if these silly plots continue. The character drive plots were much better and realistic.

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  128. Mary says:

    Fan from inception. Totally ridiculous, unbelievable, just plain stupid. Why was something like this introduced? Kelly is an awful actress which adds to this crazy story line. Get it over with SOON!

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  129. marcia says:

    This is the most awful prank on your viewers yet. I am totally not enjoying this part of the Y & R. Please don’t let it continue too long.

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  130. Gail says:

    I am bored with this storyline, it has been done too many times on this show. After the Vaentines day excitement this is a big dissapointm

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  131. Debby says:

    This double Jack is like a recycled Cassie storyline and him being from prison is Billy’s old storyline. Are you just recycling old scripts.

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  132. Barb says:

    This is such a redundant, boring mess. First this Mariah and now Jack. Can the writers please be a bit more intelligent at coming up with stories? Sooooooo boring!

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  133. Nancy says:

    I think they are scraping the bottom of the barrel! how stupid can the writers get? I miss true drama, all this glitz and foolishness, is making me tired of watching, and I’ve watched since the show began….way back in the 1970′s. STOP the nonsense, please. Bring back “daytime drama”….

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  134. Brenda Johnson says:

    Please bring back the real Jack ASAP. As a not liking this and to let it go on to long will not be good.

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    Jennifer replied

    Boy do I agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!! I won’t be watching anymore until this fake Jack storyline is so over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

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  135. Glenda Webb says:

    The writers have screwed this ‘Soap’ … Their only redemption would be to have Jack and ‘YAK’ cross paths and end it with a Murder/Suicide. The guys could meet at the site of Delia’s death and each declare themselves as the actual driver of the black SUV that killed Delia. Then in anger they would kill each other thus solving the hanging dilemma of her death…and thus solve the dilemma of how to rid themselves of the worst (and possibly the least attractive) actor ever on TV. I get nauseous seeing him bite his lip.

    If the writers are the same for the Bold & The Beautiful…they should ALL be fired (or whoever had the actors /actresses go away and come back with BAD face lifts. I actually feel sorry for them/their results!!!

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  136. Jeannie says:

    I think Billy should go back to Y&R who is now on GH and Jason should go back to GH! that’s my thinking and I’m sticking to it!

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  137. Lois Shauf says:

    I think what used to be a good story, has just become the most stupid thing I”ve ever watched. However I keep watching to see just how stupid the writers can make it

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  138. Lois Shauf says:

    Comment already left. Tired of the stupidity of the story

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  139. Michaelfan says:

    Please, please wrap up these stupid stories. Victor is going the kill the phony Jack? They are ruining the characters of Victoria, Neil and Victor. And please,,,,end the murder mystery already.

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    Jennifer replied

    I agree!!!!!!!!!

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    Barb replied

    That makes three of us! AHHH-GREED!!!

  140. mary says:

    I have no clue what any of the characters are doing or why. Please let Sharon have a new love, not on the show now. She is worth watching.

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  141. Jennifer says:

    I hate this fake Jack story line…. Please tell me you’re not going to have this story line go on and on and on. When will the real jack get away from that crazy Kelly. I just can’t keep watching this story line. I’ll stop watching for a while.

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  142. clark says:

    Will b glad when this storeyline is over

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  143. Glenda says:

    Are these the same writers for several years? If so, I think they have ‘lost it’ and soon may be ‘losing’ many viewers. Why are ALL the characters so ‘flawed’? Most of us have made mistakes in our lives but REALLY!??? Someone please remind me if there are any characters who have ANY redeeming qualities. Maybe I’ve just led a sheltered life. But if I lived in Genoa City I would not even trust the Priest!

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  144. Mel says:

    Crazed murderer? Two Jacks? Ben swears his love and devotion for Victoria, then beds Abby? New characters, old characters? Neil blind? Nikki drinking again? OMG – I might need to ween off the show for a while, it’s become so confusing and the storylines are utterly frustrating! Can’t stand all the changes, and the murders and the nonsense….

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  145. Cheryl Lynn Wilson says:

    Well, I agree, this story line is dragging on way too long & your viewer’s will get tired of it & loose inrestance in the story line, it’s time to reveil the truth in all areas!
    & move onto another story line, like more believable !
    You know like curent events, whats going on in the world, like mabe a storm or doing things like camping, rodeo’s , concerts, things like they use to do on Y&R , when they were younger!
    Oh, traveling on a ship that gets stranded! Or a Island! I could think of so much different things that could happen instead dragging this story line for months & we’re tired of it already!!!
    Writter’s need to come up with more fresh ideals soon or your viewer will move on to something better & newer & diffrernt! Just saying~

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  146. Kathy says:

    HATE this story line… it is ridiculous. So tired of the writing on this show. I have been watching Y&R since the beginning and the writing is going down hill over the last few years. How much are we suppose to believe? Get it over with already. And these young people and this murder story is another area I zip through. I find taping it and fast forwarding is how I get through this show, I am almost ready to shut it off completely.

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    Barb replied

    AGREED! Do they think we are idiots? Sheesh! Idiotic story lines and idiotic writing. Get it over with already, or I’m pulling the plug after 40 years!

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  147. Barb says:

    This whole story line about two Jacks makes your audience look like idiots! Jack is restrained for days and days? Phyllis can’t tell with whom she is really sleeping? WHAT? Correct this trashy turn of events and restore the class and grace to Jack Abbott. Hurry up about it, too! After watching for 40 years I am about ready to pull the plug on Y&R due to elementary school story lines and waiting forever to get to the punch. Ugh. Grow up!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    The head writer, who’s also co-executive producer said Y&R needed these changes. This is Y&R now. There’s no going back because the writer is not going anywhere. His co-executive producer status keeps him writing. You’ll just have to get used to it.

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    Leslyee replied

    Well the head writer needs to go if this is the kind of uninteresting crap that they have. I hate these two Jacks. This is one of the stupidest plot Y5R have. None of the storylines are interesting. Another stupid plot is Adam. How long will this silly plot will go on? Another stupid plot is Neil, Hillary and Devon. First, they are all BORING. Second, that silly mess that is going on between Hillary and Devon needs to go. Who else needs to go is Dillan he just pops up everywhere in everybody’s business. Act too much like a girl. He is boring and so is Stitch. There are lot of duds on this show right about now.

  148. Barb says:

    GOODBYE CADY MCCLANE! Good riddance!

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  149. Charlotte says:

    This is getting old with the two jacks! Time to bring back our jack to take victor down..the story is being dragged too long..

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  150. Mary says:

    OMG!!!!! Enough already with doble Jack story line. I have watched this soap from the beginning,but the end is coming I think it is horrible with the story lines that are going on way too long. I record the show,but I find myself fast forwarding most of it because the writing lately sucks!!

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  151. margaret says:

    enough already..the jack story is getting old, needs to end.
    Also lets get the killer arrested and end this plot, it boring….

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  152. becky says:

    I want the real Y&R back. Find some good writers and stop bringing all the out of work actors from cancelled show here and getting rid of the ones we have come to enjoy so much (Billy, Phyllis)

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  153. Rosalyn says:

    Are you sure we aren’t waiting all my children . It is as if they took old scripts from or preciously employed writers from all my children. What happened to the old Y&R that used actors and writers to their full potential. So sad.

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  154. Sue says:

    Please end this awful storyline! I watch it while I ride my bike every morning, and June 15th’s was so bad that I decided to find a blog about it so I could voice my opinion. I have watched this soap since Sheila switched the toe tags on the babies in the hospital nursery. It was the most exciting storyline! Now it is just boring. Please end this train wreck!!

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  155. JP says:

    Enough with the Jack story line. Please make it end… soon…. Also please solve who is the murderer. Enough is Enough.

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  156. Connie says:

    The Young And The Restless is the most sluttish Day tim show I have ever seen. I have seen previews of General Hospital and I think the way The Young And The Restless has changed to the same kind of show. If Bell was still living I really don’t think this show would have gone to killing and every body sleeping with each other as much as it has. Its to bad the writers don’t have a better imagination to keep people watching the show.

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  157. Anna Johnson says:

    bring real jack back.get rid of billy.too far fetched

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  158. Kandy says:

    Have been watching Y&R for 25 years plus … Over the years I’ve dropped GH as well as B&B but I was always loyal to Y&R. Well lately, i simply can not get over the RIDICULOUSLY crappy story lines they’ve been feeding us, the poor choices of Billy replacements and the general all around poor acting. Of course if I had those story lines to work with I might been a little un motivated at work too! Please for the love of God, bring back the old and wonderful Y&R I grew to love as a teenager, and put to rest all this horse s…… I know this is a soap opera but COME ON !!

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  159. Jean Cardella says:

    it is a stupid story line. And that new Phyllis is terrible.

    Pay the money , bring back Michaell Stafford and more viewers.

    You have lost me after 28 years plus. Y&R was the best soap, but not anymore.

    Victor and Nicky have to get there notice too. SORRY!!!!

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  160. LAB says:

    I’ve been watching Y & R for 20 yrs., and for one year I stopped because of the stupid story lines. At least write a story that’s believable, why make the actors and actresses look and act stupid, let them act as though they have a little common since. Stop dragging a story line on for so long. Revel that Victor is a criminal and let him go to prison. Get rid of Sharon crazy butt, put Dylan with someone else; stop each family members from sleeping with each others ex’s. I think I’ll stop watching for a year again with my friends.
    It’s a stooped show now!!!

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  161. dandzra7 says:

    I say skip this and watch law n order SVU all day

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  162. Sabrina says:

    ive also been watching the show for ever. Although the story lines are not the same since Bell died, the only ones that have my attention are the stories with the older actors. Bring back the old billy and the old Adam and the show will come back to life again. Imagine how the views will be surprised if that was to happen.think about it Jill

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  163. Bonnie says:

    I have been a devoted Y&R fan forever but this story line of 2 Jacks is terrible! Really are the writers on vacation or something and someone else threw this in? Stupid and makes me feel stupid for watching. As for the comments on the new Billy, he is a very pathetic character, Nothing like the previous Billy or even Billys from before. They had a spark and were on the edge, he is a meek mild mannered boring person and when he does try to get angry it is laughable. Come on YR, bring back real believable drama!

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