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!