Quote Fire_Phy: And I loved what he told Nikki. And Jack should never took up with Nikki knowing how Kyle would feel about this.
I agree. Jack is an idiot, he had to know that Kyle would be upset over him shacking up with the town drunk that killed his mother. I am really glad that the kid stood up for his mother. The way that Jack treated Diane was appalling. Then that is so disrespectful to just start shagging Nikki! YUCK! Go Kyle!
Jack has behaved abominably towards his son. Kyle was obviously upset and traumatized after his mother's murder. Jack made it worse by taking Kyle to the crime scene and showing the child the spot where his mother was brutally killed. Jack allowed Kyle to read newspapers and the internet and look at graphic photos of his mother's bloody and brutalized corpse. Jack did nothing when Kyle was bullied at school and subjected to gossip. Instead of trying to comfort the boy and help him cope and process this horrific crime, Jack decided to ship his son off to boarding school in New York. Then he promptly forgot Kyle existed.
None of the Abbots showed Kyle an ounce of compassion or attention in the wake of Diane's death. Jack, Ashley, Tracy and Billy ignored Kyle, maligned his mother, and even joked about Diane's death.
Now apparently 15 years have passed and Kyle has returned to Genoa City as a virtual stranger.
He is shocked to discover that his deadbeat father is living with his mother's killer.
Of course he would not live in the same house with the woman who bashed Diane in the head with a rock. So Kyle left Jack's place. It is understandable.
It is sad that Jack does not know his son. He never made any effort to raise Kyle or spend time with him. They never talked or kept in touch for 15 years.
This is all Jack's fault. He is a terrible parent and a disgrace.