Viewers of "The Colbys" were led to believe that Jason was a powerful, intelligent and successful businessman - a "titan of industry" (even the crossover episode on "Dynasty" was titled "The Titans"). Jason was supposed to be "The Colbys" version of Blake just as Sable was supposed to be its version of Alexis and Frankie was supposed to be Krystle. We've all come to reevaluate Sable and Frankie, I think we need to do the same with Jason. Blake built Denver Carrington from the ground up. Tom Carrington may have died a multi-millionaire but I was always of the impression that Tom had nothing to do with Denver Carrington and that Blake had nothing but his own money and probably a G.I. loan to put himself through school and build his empire. By contrast, Jason inherited Colby Enterprises from his father, Andrew. Andrew's own father had to have been successful too, it was he who built the Colby's mansion, Belvedere. Jason had big sister Connie guiding him through life - even when he was a husband, father and president and CEO of Colby Enterprises. Jason let a doctor's misdiagnosis rattle him into a mid-life crisis. Jason allowed the passive-aggressive Frankie to manipulate him. Jason chose the much married and negligent parent Frankie over devoted wife and mother Sable. Jason idly stood by while his sister, Connie, decided that Jeff (who had virtually no contact with his family up until then) should be the "heir apparent" over Jason's own children. In hindsight, I believe Jason was someone who was easily manipulated and would not have been as successful as he was if he had not been born into wealth.