Jackson Whittemore is really Jackson Hale and no one can tell me otherwise. I know Colton left for Arrow and it’s still unknown if he will ever return, but this shit right here, this is canon. It was never explained how Derek’s claws, a beta’s claws, could trigger dreams/memories inside Jackson. It was never explained why Peter’s touch made Jackson’s wound glow. It was never explained why Jackson had such a connection to the Hales and the Hale house, and it wasn’t just because he wanted to get bitten so badly. There was something there that cannot be explained in another way, that was supposed to build up to the truth about Jackson’s real family. I don’t care what kind of poor Malia storyline Jeff came up with, I also don’t want to blame him since it was Colton’s decision to leave, but to me, Jackson will always be canonly the real Hale offspring, Peter Hale’s son.

This sounds plausible - they also share the same cocky streak. And hey, they both won’t leave Lydia alone
I feel like Jeff Davis did a storyline transplant - if you got milk to make cake and someone used up the flour, you wouldn’t just let the milk spoil. You’d find something else to use it for, like ice cream. All he’d need have done was establish that Gordon Miller was Margaret Miller’s husband, but not the biological father of her child

I will just leave this here in the hopes that Jeff Davis will grant us the return of Jackson (though I am pretty sure TV contracts could be a complication).