June 6, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jun 6, 2008
I couldn't believe when Y&R's Jack, feeling sorry for downtrodden Gloria, invited her to live in his pool house. They had battled viciously for months over the Abbott mansion, and hate, hate, HATED each other. Why the change of heart? Jack explained that he was doing it for his late father, but John's spirit had urged him before to treat Gloria more generously and Jack hadn't budged. Gloria's lavish gift to charity might have tilted Jack toward a more sympathetic stance, but then couldn't he have just bought Gloria a place of her own, or paid her rent somewhere else? But as these thoughts were going through my head, Sharon voiced exactly what I was thinking. Acknowledging the audience's skepticism like that can coax us into going along with a preposterous plot point — we're in on the joke, not played for fools. I still think it's foolish of Jack to take Gloria in, but at least I know I'm not alone!