Things have been relatively silent regarding the killings. The
police have traced fibers found at a couple of scenes to Statesville
prison. Later Gabrielle admits to seeing Troy and tells Bo that
he has told her he is out on passes and is taking drugs to curtail
his psychotic behavior. They check up on Troy and discover that
a nurse at the prison was found dead, injected with drugs; it
appears Troy has escaped. We see him out and about at another
dive bar. Nora decides to smoke Troy out and does an on-air
press conference asking him to give himself up.
date Wednesday, December 31st, 2003)
One: It is New Year's Eve and there are parties taking place
all over town, but people are on edge because of the killer
and the fact that Troy has escaped. As John McBain and Antonio
Vega are discussing the killer, Jessica Haver is talking to
Haver, she seems a little in awe of her professor. Haver is
in a Tux, with a black and with bow tie and matching cummerbund.
with the shoulder straps of her purse) You know I have some reservations
about doing a feature article on these murders, you never want
to feel like you are fanning the flame.
I agree, but ultimately, making sure the public is aware is the
most important thing for everyone involved.
JESSICA: I know you've done a lot of research
on homicides such as these, and I was wondering if I could run
some ideas past you?
STEPHEN: Sure, call me at my office.
JESSICA: (Seems a little taken by the good professor)
Great! And you know, I'm really enjoying your lectures, a
STEPHEN: (Nodding) Good.
STEPHEN: Good, I'm glad to hear that.
Cummings walks up to them.
Happy New Year, Jessica!
JESSICA: Happy New Year--
STEPHEN: (Leaning in and kissing Rae's cheek,
she leans in for the kiss and places her had on his chest) Rae.
RAE: Hi Stephen.
JESSICA: Excuse me I have to go.
STEPHEN: We'll see you. Happy New Year.
ANTONIO: (He walks up) Dr. Cummings (walking
away with Jessica on his arm).
RAE: (Watching them walk off) Oh, hi. (Talking
to Haver) So, I've been meaning to ask you,did.... has Bo Buchanan....
RAE: asked you for any more profiling help
in the Music Box Killer.
Not since you and I were there together.
STEPHEN: Seems like they're focusing on one
suspect now, though.
RAE: (Intrigued) Ohhhh, yoouu... you do know
Troy MacIver, I mean fairly well, right?
STEPHEN: Well, I've.... I've interviewed several
times several times at Statesville for my new book, but'uh it's
rather fascinating really borderline but isolated
psychosis especially about his twin brother....
the bad doctor.
date Friday, January 2nd, 2004)
Later in the evening everyone is enjoying the party. Lindsay
Rappaport arrives and goes to talk to David Vickers. She tells
him about a high profile insurance investigator he is in the
room. David becomes nervous since Dorian Lord Hayes is wearing
a stolen piece of jewelry. He heads off to warn her.
and Haver are enjoying themselves talking just as a preoccupied
David bumps into her.
RAE: Oh, David.
DAVID: (Preoccupied) Sorry, sorry.
watch him as he goes over to Dorian.
(Turning to Haver, making a face) Wellll, maybe I should have
worn shoulder pads and a helmet tonight, huh?
STEPHEN: Tell me, shall I punch
the man out or shall we just rise above it.
RAE: "Rise above it!" Should be our
New Year's resolution. Or maybe we should just
give up New Year's resolutions altogether, what do you think
the insurance investigator is watching Dorian, interested
in her jewelry. David comes up and slips off her necklace,
and walks off. He later tells Dorian what occurred.
Scene Three: Parties continue at the Palace Hotel and the
club Ultra Violet. At the club Flash, Sarah, continues to
perform, but the place is filled with police and undercover
The D.A., Daniel Coulson arrives at the Palace already drunk,
he joins Lindsay his date. Rae and Haver continue to talk,
and chat with Bo and others. Later on Gabrielle Medina tells
Bo that she is ready to move on with her life, and start living
after her son Al's death. He is thrilled and proposes, she
accepts. They set a Valentine's Day wedding. Later she finds
Michael -- Al is in his body; though she does not know this
-- and she tells him the news. He is very happy for her.
Scene Four; Meanwhile, Nora convinces the police tail Bo has
put on her that it is okay if she enters the restroom alone.
However, once she goes in she is grabbed by Troy MacIver who
is wearing a tux. He grabs her and puts his hand over her
mouth so she cannot scream for help. He is not acting as rationally
has he had during his encounters with Gabrielle. He tries
to convince Nora that he is innocent, he believes he is being
framed. He shows her a red pair of leotards and tells her
they were planted in his cell. She tries to calm him, pretending
she believes him. She promises to find Bo who will help him.
He lets her go, but does not remain in the restroom as planned
but runs off.
Scene Five: At mid-night party goers at both locations celebrate
with their dates. Despite the specter of the killer everyone
is happy. Except Todd who has come there searching for Blair,
who unbeknownst to him is upstairs in Kevin Buchanan's room
-- Kevin his his nephew, and Kevin's wife Kelly is Blair's
and Rae are seated, and laughing, they really seem to be enjoying
each other's company.
had a wonderful time tonight.
STEPHEN: Thanks for inviting an old colleague.
At Ultra Violet everyone is having a good time, but then someone
finds a music box, playing Tchaikovsky'sRomeo et Juliet
ballet. Frantic that the killer is there and about to get
Flash he calls all the police there, and phones Bo on his
cell phone. Bo takes off to see to his niece.
Finding nothing he returns to the Palace Hotel. Nora finally
finds him and tells him that Troy is waiting for him in the
Ladies' restroom. When he looks in Troy is not there but he
does hear a music box playing the familiar ballet suite. Just
then he notices someone in one of the stalls, when he is opens
the door to the stall he is horrified and heartbroken to see
Gabrielle, lying on the floor, a red pair of dancer's leotards
around her neck, and a total of seven heart shaped tears painted
date Monday, January 5th , 2004)
Bo frantically tries to revive Gabrielle. He finds Michael
McBain, really Al Holden whose soul is in Michael's body,
he asks Michael to help. Since it is Al he is horrified and
frantic seeing his mother strangled. He desperately tries
to revive her and will not give up, but eventually both he
and Bo realize she is dead. Michael goes out in the hallway
and breaks down. He calls for his guide, his step-mother,
Luna for help. He wants to sacrifice his second chance at
life to save his mother Gabrielle. Luna cannot do this, but
lets him see a vision with a little girl, who is called Gabrielle.
The spirit-child tells him everything will work out, and that
his mother is at peace finally, and is in a safe place.
Scene Eight: Kelly's questionable brother Paul, who only recently
and out of the blue came to town saying he was her brother
and a Cramer, is at the hotel bar. He calls Kelly on her cell
phone and tells her he is doing as she asked, he is spying
on Kevin. He tells Kelly that Blair had gone to his room and
has not returned. Blair is furious. Todd spots her and she
tells him what she knows. Later Kevin is thrilled with what
transpired between him and Blair, but she says it was a mistake,
and leaves. She goes to Dorian's house, where she has been
staying since she left Todd upon discovering he was not Walker.
Todd has followed her there, and breaks in. He chases her
throughout the house and breaks into her bedroom. Some time
later she comes running down the stairs, disheveled and her
lipstick is smeared and with a cut, Todd follows her also
disheveled. Just then Dorian and David return home. Dorian
believes Todd has hurt her niece so she kicks him out with
the help of David. However, Todd returns and his and Blair's
daughter Starr runs off with him. Meanwhile, though Blair
says nothing Dorian surmises that Todd has raped her -- since
he had raped in the past.
Scene Nine: At the Palace the police announce to the party
gathers that they are looking for Troy. The Daniel Coulson,
the D. A. walks up to Nora and wonders where Bo is as all
this is going on, he snidely accusing Bo of being off with
Gabrielle. Nora informs him that Gabrielle was the latest
victim of the Music Box Killer. He actually seems shocked,
or does he.
Meanwhile, Haver and Rae are talking to each other about what
has happened, and stop Daniel who seems flustered.
mid-conversation with her) Nice--
RAE: Daniel, Ah.... Dr. Haver and I were wondering
could we be of any help at all?
might be might be able to provide some insight on Troy MacIver's
next moves (motioning with his hand), we both have had sessions
DANIEL: (Acting oddly, and not appearing to want
to talk with them) Ehh, great, great, ahh (stuttering) yah....
you two wanna help--
DANIEL: Fine, (making a motion with his hand)
off. Both seemed confused by his behavior. Rae is annoyed,
watches as Daniel walks off.
(Sarcastically) Charming, isn't he? Okay....
STEPHEN: (Still look in the direction the D.A.
RAE: Let's go, let's go and try find the Commissioner.
STPEHEN: (Still pre-occupied looking at something)
as they walk off, Haver continues to look in the direction in
which the D.A. went.