It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Jack and Jennifer post, so how about this short, adorable scene:
They have just been foiled in their plan to sneak a peek at Jo’s folder at the police station. (This is after she was arrested for killing Nick.) Jennifer says that she didn’t think the plan would work, but she saw it was important to Jack that they try.
She tells him that’s how it is when you love someone, and she does love him. But, he can’t say it back. I love Jennifer’s reaction to this, her confidence. She’s spent the better part of the last two years breaking down his walls, but his inability to tell her he loves her doesn’t trigger any insecurity. She knows he does. One thing I love about Jack and Jennifer is how she obviously enjoys his indirection, his tendency to talk around things. It doesn’t mean he’s trying to hide anything.
Then, my favorite part: she says “You love me, Jack,” and he says, “Well, yes.” Matt Ashford makes me melt with his little smile there.
I also like, though, that he practices, later, saying “I love you” in front of the mirror. Jennifer might not care whether he says it, but he wants to step up and say it, for her.
ETA: It has just been announced that Matt Ashford is coming back for a short stint – five episodes! I’m guessing he’ll be a ghost or vision.
ETA 2: And Greg Vaughan is leaving. Days giveth and Days taketh away. Damn.