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“You have a wonderful son, Mr. Abbott.”

Let’s take a look back to the early 1980s in this week’s Soaps.com Throwback Thursday poll when John Abbott had a heart to heart talk with Patty Williams…

Patty has resurfaced and is currently receiving treatment at Fairview. Years ago, John worried about Patty’s state of mind and insisted he only wanted to help her. He arrived home to the Abbott mansion to find Patty creating fresh arrangements with flowers from the garden and wondered how she was feeling these days. She assured John how at home she felt there and how Mamie had been showing her around the property. John was glad to hear it but insisted it took more than beautiful surroundings to make one happy. In fact, it took a sense of inner well-being to reach that state and he wasn’t sure Patty truly felt that.

She brought up Jack and how happy he made her feel but John appeared unsure and wondered how long she expected things to last with his son. He listened as Patty went on and on about their love lasting forever and finally gave her a piece of advice – even though a few years later Jack and Patty married then ended up divorced.

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Learn more surrounding Jack’s affair with Diane Jenkins while married to Patty in the Y&R 80s episode guide.

Previous Throwback poll answer: Katherine gave Phillip her business card and some money for a cab.

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– Amy Mistretta