Jack & Bobby

Season 1 Episode 22

Legacy

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 11, 2005 on The WB
9.3
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Jack and Bobby discover that Grace plans to visit their father, Juan, in a Texas prison. Even though Bobby was originally the one who wanted to see their dad, Jack is the brother who meets him, and he feels responsible for their dad leaving, but Juan says that he left because he was a screw-up. During their meeting, Juan says he is in prison for murder, but there appears to be hints he was unjustly convicted and is innocent allowing Jack the right motivation to pursue his future career as a public defender. Jack and Courtney finally reveal their true feelings for one another. Tom returns and goes to Grace's house. She answers the front door in a bath robe. In the future documentary, there is a host who explains Jack's life from fighting in the War of Americas where he became a war hero, later a public defender, elected into Congress and his untimely death. Initially, it was Bobby who encouraged Jack to run for Congress but Bobby inherited his late brother's seat when he died.moreless

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  • Love Jack & Bobby!

    9.3
    Jack and Bobby is one of my all time favourite shows, and when I found out that they were canceling it, it was a sad day for me.

    I loved it that we finally got to hear Bobby as the presideint, I think that it was great that Grace and the boys took a roadtrip to Texas to see there dad. But later Bobby chickens out and Jack goes instead. It was great to see them connect like that for the first time in a long time. Courtney and Jack together!! YES, but not for long cause she marries Bobby. I loved this episode it was really exciting.moreless
  • This was a good ending episode to this season.

    10
    In this episode , when they explained how Jackwas a war hero adn died, and all about his funeral it was almost touching to everyone and just the way it was explained. But when they went to see Jakc and Bobby's father , that's when it hit me a lot. Knowing that their father killed someone and they way they saw him there in prisomn for life and not knowing he was that close his whole life was very heart wrenching to watch. I have know my fatehr m,y whole life , and to imagine living in that senario was a killer.moreless
Christine Lahti (I)

Christine Lahti (I)

Grace McCallister

Edwin Hodge

Edwin Hodge

Marcus Ride

John Slattery

John Slattery

Peter Benedict

Keri Lynn Pratt

Keri Lynn Pratt

Missy Belknap (also starring, episode 2-20)

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Tom Wexler Graham (also starring, episode 4-17)

Jessica Pare

Jessica Pare

Courtney Benedict

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Juan Alberto Alba

Guest Star

Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Future Peter Benedict

Guest Star

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Pres. Robert McCallister (voiceover)

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: In the future, Peter Benedict says that Jack was "Congressman for the 22nd district of Missouri." Missouri currently has nine congressional seats, and would have to have populations comprable to Ohio or Illinois in order to have twenty-two congressmen.

    • Sloppy editing (repeating text, overlapping sentences) on madeup newspaper articles that were briefly shown.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Last line of the series)
      Pres. Robert McAllister: As strong as the marble of the Jefferson Memorial, as tall and proud as the Statue of Liberty. This spirit, the same spirit, that brought the Mayflower to these shores lives today in the great ship we call "America". A proud ship of state gracing the dawn of a new tomorrow. A tomorrow in which we extend the hand of friendship and bury the fist of war. A tomorrow where man shall know the respect of every other man. This is the dream of our Founding Fathers and the charge we owe to our children. It is our life's work. And it is not done yet.

    • Peter: (to Grace) I may dance like a geezer, but I know a good looking woman when I see one.

  • NOTES (6)

    • In 2006, two seasons after this series' demise, creator Greg Berlanti became the executive producer of ABC's hit "Brothers and Sisters". In that series' eleventh episode, "Family Day", Rob Lowe is introduced as a recurring character. His role: Senator Robert McCallister!

    • After the official cancellation of the series in May 2005, cable channel TV Land re-aired the last episode "The Legacy" a month later on Saturday, June 11th. This was the last airing of any episode for "Jack & Bobby" on TV.

    • In the original script of this episode there was supposed to be a scene with Grace (Christine Lahti) encountering her former boyfriend Tom Wexler (played by Bradley Cooper). It was evidently cut as Bradley Cooper signed on to a Fox pilot and was busy at the time.

    • Guest-star Norman Lear who was the creator of ground-breaking porgrams like All in the Family and Maude was an fan of the series, only a few of the TV programs he likes. He sat down with Jack & Bobby creator Greg Berlanti and agreed to appear on the show.

    • On May 17, 2005 the WB announced that it had cancelled Jack & Bobby due to low ratings throughout the season. It will not have a second season.

    • Series Finale.

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