lindaj18 wrote:I disagree. jack did make a HUGE deal out of Ashley not being a "real Abbott". That's why he put that blood Abbott clause in the by-laws. Jack has always put Jack first, ahead of anyone else. I agree with Ashley on this one. Jack treated her like trash.
That is not why the blood Abbott Clause was added.
Jack had that put in a long time ago when he had gone through his first divorce with Phyllis.
When Jack decided to stay home and look after Dina he put Ashley in the role of in term CEO. But he found that he wasn't happy just staying home looking after Dina and he wanted his seat back so he took it back. Ashley did not like that so she called a board meeting and had him voted out stating that he was stretched too thin and wasn't fit to be CEO. Ashley then took over.
Jack was trying to find a way back into his seat without using the Blood Abbott Clause. And he agonized over it. He realize that that was the only way he was going to get Ashley out of that seat and himself back into it.
And that's when Ashley set her plan into motion to get Jack out of the CEO seat, Billy in so he would remove the Clause, and then Ashley would take it back again. Only Billy became Power hungry thanks to Phyllis whispering in his ear.