OF OUR LIVES
finally takes a deadly
drug overdose —
Billie save his life?
Deveraux has made the hardest decision of his
life. He's going to kill himself and nobody's going to stop
him! When his doctor, Lexie, announces that his medical condition
has escalated beyond the point of further help, he decides to
release himself from his pain — as soon as possible!
However, he needs Lexie to promise she will carry out his final
orders and he asks her not to perform an autopsy on his body
and to lie to Jennifer about the cause of his death. That way,
her pain will be lessened.
Watching his wife being attended to by Frankie, Jack is heartened
to think that her old boyfriend will be there to help her recover
after his death. "Frankie will still be here to love her.
She'll never be alone again," Jack reassures himself.
Exhausted and in considerable pain, Jack manages to crawl into
bed clutching his suicide manual, and is comforted to know that
the end is near. After resting for a while, he calls Jennifer
to watch a special slide show he has barraged which details
their happiest moments together.
As the images flicker to life on the screen, Jack assures himself
that making Jennifer happy is his main priority, however, he
can't help but stare lovingly at his wife as she cries over
the special memories. After tenderly wiping away her tears he
tells her that he has a very special surprise. Jack signals
for the door to open and a waiter from a local restaurant wheels
in a lavish meal for them to enjoy by candlelight.
It's a perfect farewell evening and one that Jennifer will remember
for years to come. As his wife dozes in his arms ominous thunder
and lightning crackles overhead and Jack takes the approaching
storm as a sign from God that the time to end his life has arrived.
Spying on the couple through the window outside, a worried Billie
notices the look on Jack's face and senses that he is about
to put his deadly plan into action. Before she can move, however,
Jennifer spots her and asks her to come inside and watch over
Jack while she and Frankie go to collect Chelsea and Abby.
Meanwhile, Jack has slipped into the kitchen, twisted the top
off a pill bottle and swallowed the entire contents. As he returns
to the living room he notices Billie, and although his dear
friend refused his earlier pleas to help him die, he feels comfortable
confiding his innermost thoughts. "It's just so hard to
say goodbye to the person you love the most," he whispers
"Oh my God, you have done it, haven't you?'
an alarmed Billie cries. "Yes, I've taken the pills and
now I'm ready to die," Jack quietly answers. Billie tugs
at her hair in frustration and furiously paces back and forth
wondering out loud what on earth they are going to do
now. "We're going to do absolutely nothing," answers
a calm and self-assured Jack. "We're going to just sit
here and wait for the pills to take effect." Billie is
paralysed with fear as she watches a once strong and determined
Jack grow weaker and wear as every second passes. Within minutes,
his complexion has paled and he restlessly stumbles to the couch,
but falls instead and is left lying lifeless at Billie's feet.
Billie's screams of "No echo throughout the empty house
as she cradles Jack lovingly in her arms. After reverently trying
to find Jack's pulse she begins recklessly pounding on his chest
with her fists and crying, "Please Jack, don't die on me
may die a dramatic death, but he's also had
a death-defying life!
- Jack (then known as Billy
Johnson) was beaten as a child by his biological
father, Duke, before being adopted by Harper
he arrived in Salem, he was terminally ill with
- His brother, Steve, beat
him senseless for raping Steve's lover, Kayla.
fell off a roof during a struggle with Steve
and would have died had Steve not donated his
- Jack was brutally bashed
for writing and exposé on Salem's gang
and Jennifer evaded danger while searching for
the key to the Toscano family fortune in Italy.
- He nearly drowned during
a cruise when the yacht he was on was
deranged adopted father, Harper, almost shot
him from a church bell tower.
- Jack dearly died during
an earthquake while being held hostage by Lawrence
doged the shooting massacre at Greta's coronation
while trying to reunite with Jennifer.
- He joined a drage show to
avoid being shot by the Mob in Vegas.
had his head bashed in with a brick by the Salem
- He survived a volcanic
eruption and a tsunami while escaping from Tony's
finally, Jack survived a castle explosion and
a tunnel collapse while fleeing from Tony for
the second time.
Note: I only included Matt's
Jack stuff since the other stuff has been erased
from show history, and it has nothing to do with
TOM HORTON SR.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our
KATE ROBERTS to NICOLE:
giving er some flowers):
If you put some fress water in her,
and plant food, they should last, oh, three
or four days — about as long as your relationship
note: This was from early 1989, when Jack was beginning
I'll be on my way. There are widows to fleece, mortgages
to foreclose on, and heroines to to tie the track. Busy,
treating me like a common criminal.
JOHN: I don't mean to. You're not
a common criminal, Doc, you're a cold-blooded killer and
I think it's time you confess.
SAMI BRADY to LEXIE:
I just want to make it clear that Brandon is
no longer available to be your knight in shining
armor. If you're having problems figuring oout
your life, watch Dr. Phil.