The Abbot family was shaken to its core when Dina’s shocking revelation left fans wondering who is Jack’s real father on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! And as the mystery unfolds, the answers Jack gets will change his life forever!
Abbott matriarch Dina Mergeron is suffering from Alzheimer’s so Abby thought it would be nice to have her share the memories she still has about the family, but was stunned when she casually revealed that John Abbott is not Jack’s biological father! And when the final video was screened for family and friends, Victor Newman made sure that clip was edited back in to turn Jack’s world upside-down!
Dina’s family movie took an unexpected turn in the final reel! (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Reeling from the news, Jack began drinking heavily and nearly died in a car accident before finally regaining his composure and seeking help from Neil Winters. Unfortunately, Dina couldn’t remember the name of the man she’d loved all those years ago, leaving Jack scrambling for whatever clues he could get his hands on.
Neil presented Jack with a box of Dina’s old diaries he’d found in storage at Hamilton-Winters. Leafing through them, he found passages talking about meeting this wonderful man and having a secret affair at the Stardust Inn, but the page where she actually named the mystery man was torn out! When Jack later went through Dina’s personal belongings at the Abbott home, she caught him and put a stop to it, but not before he found the key to a safety deposit box.
Jack is piecing together the puzzle of his past. (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Accompanied by his son, Kyle Abbott, Jack went to see what the key opened, and inside the box they discovered only one single photograph from the ‘50s showing Dina with Phillip Chancellor and a group of others. Checking the date, Jack realized it was taken about nine months before he was born, and suspected that Phillip could possibly be his father.
Is Jack Abbott actually Jack Chancellor? Or is there more to this mystery yet to be revealed? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out as the story unfolds! And for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.