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Played by Sebastian Roché
It had been years since we’d seen this character, when he returned in
2007. The last time we
saw Jerry, he was about to marry Bobbie Spencer. Back then he was played by
Julian Stone. This time Jerry came to Port Charles by way of Metro Court
hostage taker James Craig. In the beginning, we had no idea that James Craig was
really Jerry Jacks. It seems that Jerry had some major plastic surgery, among
other things. When James Craig returned to town, in March, to terrorize
Nikolas, we had no idea of his true identity. Slowly, some tiny hints were
dropped and most of us were able to figure it out.
Jerry is the older brother of our beloved Jasper (Jax) Jacks. He is the son
of Jane and the late John Jacks. He is now the step-uncle of Michael and
Morgan Corinthos and brother- in-law to
Over the years, Jax has continued to rescue big brother Jerry. Jax was
actually in Russia trying to save Jerry during the Metro Court situation. Jerry
didn’t want Jax in town just in case things got out of hand. In his own way,
Jerry tries to keep Jax safe. It seems that the only person Jerry really cares
about is Jax.
The old Jerry was sweet and rakish, a little rough around the edges but kind.
In this new incaranation, Jerry seemed at first cold, evil, dangerous, and just plain scary. He
took a room full of people hostage, watched Alan Quartermaine suffer a heart
attack, and shot Robin Scorpio. Adding insult to injury, Jerry came back to
town and poisoned Nikolas, and he threw a major wrench in the love lives of
Robin, Patrick, Nikolas, and
Emily. He forced Emily to open a bank account that
could send her to prison for treason. Jerry claimed at first that he
wasn’t James Craig. He said that just he had the
misfortune of using the same plastic surgeon.
Soon after that, Jerry’s true identity was revealed and we learned why he
became such a psycho. It seems that Jerry was working “undercover” and
fell in love with his partner. When he was captured, Jerry was beaten and
tortured for months. In the end, he gave up his partner and girlfriend Irina in exchange for his own
life. His captors then killed Irina (or so he thought) as he watched. The
incident made Jerry “snap” and become this horrible person. It made us
understand Jerry a bit better.
It seemed that Jerry has some major self-esteem issues. He felt inferior to
his little brother, Jax. Jerry was looked upon as the “loser” and the “problem
child” while Jax was a total “winner” and a perfect “golden boy.” Even Jane
Jacks made Jerry feel inferior when she told him what a disappointment he was.
Jerry had this way of making himself seem very genuine. Although he was
very charming, we could never be totally sure of his sincerity or his agenda.
Jerry seemed to have an obsession for Carly for a while, too.
Most of the town either hated or feared Jerry Jacks. The
only person that seemed to liked him was Alexis, who had a crush
on him. Roché
played this character with such conviction, confidence and smugness that we couldn’t
help but like him. Though he was still dangerous and scary, this character
also intelligent, funny, confident, and sexy. Love him or hate him, Jerry
Jacks was served to us with wit and humor and a
side order of unpredictable.
Jerry and Alexis did have a relationship for a while, but he couldn't
stay out of trouble. At various times, he blackmailed Claudia, shot at
Jason, and tried to kill Sam. For a while, he was thought to be dead, but he
turned up alive. He escaped and later returned to cause more problems in
2010 when he threatened Jax and the rest of his family, as well as Brenda.
He was shot by the Balkan and is presumed dead, but he fell into the water,
so he could still be alive.
Proofread by Laura on 12/28/10
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