COUPLE: Jack Snyder & Carly Tenney
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
Jack: Michael Park
Carly: Maura West
Jack came to Oakdale working for the FBI trying to bring down James Stenbeck. He soon joined the Oakdale PD and met Carly, an up and coming fashion designer. The two clashed but had an instant attraction to each other. Months later they were trapped in (rogue cop) Teague's cabin in the woods and Carly's startling revelations created an even stronger bond between them. Despite falling in love, life was not going to be easy for Jack and Carly. Carly wanted a better life and didn't mind breaking a few rules to reach her goal. Jack was a "by the book" kind of guy and this difference tore them apart many times over the years. But Jack and Carly could never stay away from each other very long.
Many obstacles would split them up including Carly's machinations to collect a $50 million trust fund her sister, Rosanna, set up; Carly being kidnapped and aged into an old woman (really!); Carly sleeping with Mike Kasnoff the night before her wedding to Jack (with a subsequent "Who's the Daddy?" storyline); Jack's amnesia; and several third parties who tried but failed to capture Jack's or Carly's heart completely (Julia, Julia #2, Brad, Craig, Janet, Katie, etc.). When the series ended in 2012 Jack and Carly (aka "CarJack") had just married again and planned on living happily ever after.
One of the common themes for the couples in our countdown is chemistry. Park and West had incredible chemistry from their first interaction. AS THE WORLD TURNS wasn't in a great place creatively in the late 1990s but the pairing of Jack and Carly was a bright spot. Their love story was front and center the show during the last quarter of its run.
West was nominated for seven Emmy Awards for her work as Carly winning twice. Park received five nominations winning twice as well. They also shared a special award nominated at the 2005 Daytime Emmys as favorite Irresistable Combination.
- The Compass
- "Worth It All" - CarJack Montana Reunion (2003)
- Carly's intervention (2009)
- Maura West classic clips
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