maybe JACK had no family so he created one by donating his sperm…maybe he is secretly leading all his family to a reunion which DAWN and IAN are being inexplicably too drawn.. He ceratianly must like playing god with numerous donations or sperm bank withdrawals
I like that idea, like Dawn and Ian are being used as pawns. Maybe Mr Jones actualy knew Dawns Mum, maybe Dawns Mum managed to contact him just after she was born.
"This baby is the product of your sperm donation"
Years later when she found out she was dying she sent him a letter saying that she wanted Dawn to be reunited with her brothers and sisters. Knowing Dawn they set it up so she would go on this sybling hunt. Mr Jones gave Dawns Mum £8,000 give to her.
Mr Jones told the doctor that she'd visit and when she did give her as much information as possible.
Maybe it is all a set up.
Just a few thoughts.
I like this idea too. Maybe Jack Jones could make an appearance in an episode entitled 'A Sharp Injector' (anagram of 'Patriarch Jones'), in which Jack is surreptitiously checking up on Dawn's progress by posing as a crack addict on the street.
Jack Jones (stumbling desperately over to the car - reminiscent of Ian in the second episode): "Has anybody got any crack?"
Dawn Jones (wanting to help): "No, but I've got some gum?"