It has been three years to the day since John Abbott died on Y&R. Of course, the show must go on. However, I think we all can agree that without John on our screen, the show has changed over the last three years. It was so nice to see John appear to Jack on today’s eppy. John complimented Jack on his abilities as the patriarch of the Abbott family since his passing. Jack responded that John would always be the patriarch of the family and that he would always walk in his father’s shadow. Amidst all the other craziness on the show lately, it was a classic moment and a great tribute to the character of John.
John appears in ghostly form every so often to counsel his children for the greater good. I’m not sure that even John can pull Ashley out of this abyss that Adam has led her into. It is unfortunate that Ashley has to go through all this; however it always a welcome surprise to see the king of Jabot.