The Days of Our Lives (DOOL) recap for Wednesday, December 20 features a JJ-centric episode where the character contemplated ending it all. It was an hour where fantasy blurred with reality as we watched a young man come to grips with his mistakes in life.
JJ (Casey Moss) tried writing Theo but he threw it away. Then, Jennifer’s call interrupted him, but he didn’t take it. Instead, he wrote to his mother. He remembered another call from her while at boarding school — when she told him his dad died.
He also recalled quitting school and returning home to find his dad, who hugged him for quitting – mostly cause Jack (Matt Ashford) could relate, having screwed up so much. Jack gave him a pen from his father. He wanted him to know he has faith in him while he’s failing.
But JJ felt he let his father down. Jack kept helping him cover up his messes and he kept failing him, so he gave Jennifer that pen.
After a shower, a towel-clad JJ checked the bag and removed a razor. As he shaved, he composed his note to Abigail, admitting he wished he had protected her more. He wished he could have taught Thomas how to play, but left his guitar pick to the boy in his envelope with Abby’s letter so someone else can teach him.
While writing Hope, he remembered being sworn in on the force, and Roman’s wise words about impulsiveness. He left her a pin he got for bravery, to thank her for going to bat for him after the shooting.
JJ recalled getting to know Gabi, and how Paige’s music was all they had left of her. He gave Gabi a USB drive with Paige’s music that he wanted her to have.
Father Knows Best
He recalled Jack telling him he thought his family would be better off without him. But he told Jack that wasn’t true. JJ recalled Jack’s death and that he took drugs while his sister and mom were hurting.
Next was Abe (James Reynolds), who taught him what having the badge really meant. He gave it back to him since Abe was furious when he got reinstated.
For Lani, JJ left the gift she never got to open – tickets to a Rihanna concert. He had big plans for their future because he loved her. He broke up with her because he couldn’t stand hurting her more.
JJ returned to writing Theo, remembering him being upset about upsetting Claire. He gave Theo advice about working it out. JJ hugged Theo and told him he hoped he gets all he wanted. But now Theo has nothing because of JJ. He wrote Theo he will kill himself where he shot Theo to equal it out. He is giving him his life.
Dressed in his uniform, with his gun, JJ put all of the envelopes together, grabbed the clip, and loaded his gun.
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