“to measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capabilities” – GOETHE
The episode featured two men, Thomas Forrester and Charlie Webber. Both of these men, Thomas, in taking a chance by shipping a controversial package to himself is to us, the viewer, an example in the extreme of Thomas overestimating himself. By contrast, Charlie underestimates himself and does a beautiful thing.
Specifically, Charlie has no reason at all not to check the secret box of Thomas. The package was not sealed in such a way that Charlie could not have easily checked it. Upon checking it, he would have a complete hold on Thomas if he had wanted. Thomas would have offered him huge sums of money to not say a thing about it. But even though he could have been a intermeddling threat, Charlie was the good man.
In this episode, Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott brings Jabot back to its roots! Tired of the petty fighting between his son and nephew, he brilliantly channels their energy into the business: a new, ‘Classic Jabot’, as Jack’s father would have wanted.
Old School – Back to Jabot Basics’ is needed. Jack sets up a short term showdown as to which Abbott/Vanderway can make his pitch and more importantly have that pitch lead to new – as in classic! – branding and increased sales.