date Monday, January 12th, 2004)
(Handing Rae a binder) So these are the questions we're going to
need have asked in order for us to to build a case Dr. MacIver
One: Todd has his bail hearing, it is refused so he is to be
sent to jail until his arraignment. Starr, his daughter, despite
Blair telling her what Todd did and explaining what rape is,
still stands by her father. She is determined to help him.
Scene Two: Marcie Walsh and Jessica are talking about Marcie's
next talk show centered on the sexual harassment of students.
Jessica is going to be a guest, and Haver and Rae have agreed
as well, as long as they are not busy on the Music Box Killer
Scene Three: It is the next morning after Troy's confession.
Stephen and Rae are at the police station talking with Nora.
Oh, (reaching in his pocket) ah (looking at the message) oh, I need
to take this if you excuse me.
and Rae glance over the questions. Just then his cell phone
NORA: Thank you.
walks off and they continue to discuss the case.
Scene Four: A little later Rae and Stephen are talking when
Bo comes out of his office.
RAE: (Turning towards Bo) Yeah?
BO: Dr. Haver I can see you now.
RAE: Yeah right, (talking to Stephen) Let me
have just a minute with him.
RAE: (Tapping him gently) Okay thanks.
Nora I didn't do it.
walks off. Haver does not look to happy about this. For some
sinister reason could he be worried about not being involved
in the discussion?
Rae and Bo talk a little about the case, but then about Gabrielle.
Rae tries to help him deal with the loss.
Scene Five: Later at the police station two cops bring in Troy.
He sees Nora and again begins to rant about being innocent.
moves towards her and the guards restrain him.
(Trying to break free) NORA I DIDN'T DO IT.
STEPHEN: (In his calm and soothing voice) Troy....
TROY: NORA I'M INNOCENT I SWEAR.
Troy.... (move cautiously towards him) Troy....
terrified. At her desk, Marcie watches concerned by Troy's
TROY: (Still trying to break free, pleading with
Nora) Nora, you've got to believe me I didn't do
STEPHEN: (Putting out his arms) Troy, look
at me. Troy, listen.
(Cont.) You're going to be all right. (Troy tries to respond) I'm
going to make sure of it. I promise. You remember me? Doctor
Haver. I promise. Just take it easy. Relax. Everything's
going to be all right.
is panting, but calms down, soothed by Haver's voice.
TROY: (Sotto voce) Okay (He is completely
STEPHEN: (Speaking softly) It's all right.
Dr. Haver, thank you.
any trouble the police are able to quietly escort Troy away.
Haver lets out a deep sigh, clears his throat, and then massages
STEPHEN: (Slight chuckle) Well, I think he probably
needed a (motioning with his hand) little stronger
NORA: (Chuckles) I'm sorry, I allowed all this
thing about Troy being the Music Box Killer to..., ah.... I'm having
a little difficulty with it. Maybe some day you came give me a little
STEPHEN: Well, we could.... we could talk right now. Get
NORA: (Surprised by his suggestion) Now? Uuuhhh,
(thinking) Yeaah, now works.
STEPHEN: Palace Bar!
NORA: Oookay, I just need to check in with the
watches her go into Bo's office. He seems a little pleased.
Bo and Rae are still talking when Nora enters. Bo seems a little
surprised when she tells him that she is going out or a drink
Scene Six: At the Palace bar, Nora and Stephen are in mid-conversation,
sipping their wine. Nora appears charmed by the suave professor.
I should have seen Troy was the Music Box Killer now that you
told me all the signs; they were there.
STEPHEN: Serial killers could be very charming. They're
often the last person you'd expect.
NORA: Yeah. The guy next door who was so
STEPHEN: (In agreement) Hmmm....
NORA: ....played with the dog and the children
STEPHEN: (Chuckles) Until..... Well, that's why
they get away with it or so long (rolling his eyes).
NORA: (Confiding in Haver) I was going to marry
him (nodding and smiling; then she sips her wine) I don't think
I should trust my instincts anymore (slight laugh).
STEPHEN: Ah, I think about it this way, (laughing
on the charm)....
STEPHEN: You're never going
to do any worse (Smiling).
Takes her a moment, then realizes he is joking, then they
NORA: Y'ah, well there you go. I guess
I could graduate on down from, oohh,
carjackers, bank robbers? (Loooks around the bar as if searching)
Anyone around, do lunch.
STPEHEN: How about, uh.... parking tickets?
NORA: (Feigning being flirtatious) Oooh, parking
tickets, are you an offender?
STEPHEN: (Raising his hand, as if guilty) scofflawed?
NORA: Ahhh, right up my alley (laughs).
STEPHEN: (Becoming serious) So, how about it
is taken off balance by his question.
date Wednesday, January 14th, 2004)
It's not likely that Troy's going to hurt Matthew.
Seven : Troy is to be returned to prison. Meanwhile Nora has
convinced the judge to send Todd in the same prison vain. Starr
discovers that her father is going to prison, so she convinces
Nora and Bo's son Matthew to help her free her father. Matthew
is a Boy Scout and he tells her that he is an expert map reader.
They find a deserted portion of the road that the van is to
travel and wait. Meanwhile in the van, Troy appears to be in
a trance, Todd notices this and waves his hand in front of Troy's
face; Troy does not respond. When the kids see the van, Matthew
lies on the road and Starr stops the van, telling the guards
that her friend is seriously ill. As a guard tends to Matthew,
Starr gets the other guard and opens the van. She tries to get
her father to escape but he does not. However, Troy does. He
grabs a gun and takes Matthew hostage.
Returned from her meeting with Haver, Nora hears what has happened
and is frantic. By this time, Troy has taken Matthew to a cabin
in the woods. Since at one time Troy, "Dr. Troy,"
was his friend he is not scared. Troy tells him that he is innocent,
that he did not hurt anyone. Matthew convinces Troy to allow
him to call his parents. When he does Matthew lets it slip that
he saw a highway road sign. Bo and John try to narrow down his
Scene Eight: The next morning Matthew still has not been found.
Bo and McBain are trying to narrow down where they could be.
Outside, Stephen is trying to reassure Nora, who is distraught
with worry, and lovingly caresses Mattew's Boy Scout badge for
orienteering -- he was to have received it the night before
at an award ceremony.
STEPHEN: No.... no.... (trying to reassure her)
his hostility is aimed at women, not children.
NORA: By women do you me me?
STEPHEN: No, no, his hostility pre-dates you. Although
he certainly is fixated on your rejection of him.
NORA: (Getting up, not convinced by his words) What if
he takes it out on Matthew?
STEPHEN: Look, (he appears to be very sincere and
concerned) Matthew is his direct connection to you. But also, the
most positive feelings he has for you that's going
to keep him safe. He's already reached out once that's a very good
sign he's going to do so again.
NORA: (Holding on tightly to Matthew's Boy Scout
badge, as if for strength) He is? When? When is he going to do that?
STEPHEN: Soon. Like it or not, you
are his lifeline.
continues to caress the badge. Stephen notices this.
NORA: (Shows him the badge, and smiles with motherly
pride) Scout badge. His awards dinner was last night, he was supposed
to go, he was so excited. He didn't make it so his troop leader
came by and dropped it off.
NORA: (Nodding her head)Hmmm....
STEPHEN: You know, (puts his finger to his lips
in contemplation) my.... my brother was a.... he was a Scout.
NORA: Was he?
STEPHEN: (Trying to take her mind off Matthew)
Yeesss, yes he was a Scout and he had all those badges,
I never knew what any of them meant. But.... but-uh, (He gets Nora
to laugh) I am sure you do, tell me what that one about?
NORA: (With motherly pride) Ahhh, orienteering.
STEPHEN: (Nodding his head) Orienteering?
NORA: Yes, he's very good at it
actually. You know, maps, and globes, and.... (with pride) taught
himself to read a compass. (Smiles) I don't think I could have done
that. (Haver makes a noise in agreement) He could find the longitude
and latitude of any point on this earth. It's nice..... because
he'll never be lost (thinking that at this moment is is lost).
What is he doing? Why hasn't he called?
Nine: Time has gone by and Matthew has not called back. Nora
is pacing around nervously.
STEPHEN: My best guess, he's upping the ante. The
more desperate you are, the more leverage he has.
NORA: That doesn't sound very stupid?
STEPHEN: No, no, he's very smart.
Plus he knows and understands how you work.
NORA: Yeah, whatever Troy is doing it's working,
(starts punching numbers on her cell phone) I'm calling right now.
(Motioning in disgust) Phone's turned off (Throws it down).
watches, Nora gets no answer. He does not seem surprised.
STEPHEN: That way he retains control. The important
thing.... when you do talk you have control.
NORA: (Frustrated) Okaay....., how do you suggest
I do that?
STEPHEN: I think you should ask
to see him (nodding at her).
Nora) Miss Buchanan?
then Starr Manning, Dorian, and Blair walk into the police station.
Starr had appeared in juvenile court because of her role trying
to break Todd out of jail, and its result in letting Troy escape
and getting Matthew taken hostage. The judge gave her community
service work and told her she had to apologize to Nora for involving
Matthew and getting him kidnapped.
STEPHEN: Go ahead, you have you have company.
walks off leaving them time to chat.
date Thursday, January 15th, 2004)
That afternoon, at the university, Prof. Haver rounds the corner
followed by Jessica, Marcie, and four other students, two females
and two males. They all are hanging on his every word. They
are laughing at what he just said.
Wait a minute I just realized I was going to assign
the topic to your next paper and you asked me so many questions
about the Music Box case that I just ran out of time, (pretending
to be upset) so I guess I'm going to have to postpone your project.
I am soooo sorry, I know you're disappointed.
Have a great weekend.
(Fiddles with her hair) Hmm, well I st... still have a lot of questions....
students leave, but Jessica and Marcie remain to talk with Haver.
JESSICA: Uh hmmm.
MARCIE: Yeah, I do too.... (patting her text books
it appears she has a little crush on him) but I have to get myself
to work so I'll see you both (nodding her head) next class.
STEPHEN: No, no, we'll see each other when we tape
MARCIE: (Grinning) Right! (Giggling) That's right
I wanna thank you again for agreeing to come on the show Dr. Favorite.
(Embarrassed by her Freudian slip, frowning) I mean (giggling) Haver.
And you know you are everybody's favorite professor, everybody's.
(Babbles out of nervousness) And I'm not just saying because I want
an "A".... I mean I do want an "A"....
Ummm.... I'll see you later.
is amused by Marcie's behavior. Haver just stands there saying
nothing, tilting his head slightly, also amused, he appears
to like all the adulation from his students.
smiles and walks off. He holds up his hand, trying to refrain
from laughing. Jessica laughs at her friend's behavior.
y'ah. (Motioning with his hand indicating for Jessica to sit down)
JESSICA: Ah.... okay
STEPHEN: Right this way.
JESSICA: (Fiddling with her hair) Ummmm.... well,
I don't want to take up too much of your.... time--
STEPHEN: (Sitting down too) No, no, no, please
JESSICA: Um, I just have a a couple questions
for this article that I'm putting together.
STEPHEN: Uh.... ummm
JESSICA: Do you think that it is ever
possible to identify a potential serial killer before they kill?
STEPHEN: Well, if they haven't killed how can
the be a potential serial killer? (Smiles and
holds up his hand) Just a question? Actually that's the.... th....
the basis of a lot of my research, mine and the F.B.I.'s. And
uh, this point we've found some markers but unfortunately there's
no way to find how (emphasizing
with hand motions) a seemingly normal person can turn into a serial
JESSICA: I just.... I'm still trying to picture
this article on the Music Box murders....
STEPHEN: Uh... ummm.
JESSICA: I just don't want to get something completely
off the mark.
STEPHEN: Well, let's get some coffee, and we'll
I have to tell you I've read your articles in The Banner
and I think you do excellent work.
again seems to be throwing out the charm. Jessica smiles at
the suggestion, and nods in agreement. She like others seem
taken by his suave personality.
Scene Eleven: Haver and Jess are sitting in the student lobby,
sipping their coffee's.
JESSICA: (Obviously pleased by his praise) It runs
in the family I guess.
STEPHEN: Uh.... hmmmm.... So tell me, what can
I do to steal you away from journalism and turn you into a psych
JESSICA: Well, you're a little
late, I'm just about to graduate.
STEPHEN: Well, that's what Grad School is for.
JESSICA: Listen, why don't you read the material
I have so far on the Music Box Murders and you can see what you
(Oozing with charm) I know what I think!.... Alright
it's a done deal, you (motioning for her notes) show me.
JESSICA: (Embarrassed) Ah, I don't have.... it.
STEPHEN: You don't have it, okay
JESSICA: (Jessica giggles a little nervous and a little
STEPHEN: Then you drop it at my office and....
uh we'll talk.
Oh (going to answer it) just a minute.
then his cell phone rings.
JESSICA: Uh, (Getting up) you know I have to (putting
on her purse) run anyway. I'll drop by that material tomorrow.
JESSICA: (Walking off) Thanks for helping!
STEPHEN: (As he finally answers his call, talking
to Jessica) Very good.... Gooo.... (Answering the call) Uh.... hello?
Yeah, hi Stephen, it.... it's Rae.
is calling from inside Bo's office. In the outer office we see
Bo and Nora.
STEPHEN: Rae, what can I do for you?
RAE: Well, it's not really for me, but it's
for Bo and Nora Buchanan.
STEPHEN: Oh, have they found their kid yet?
RAE: No, no no not yet. But Nora said you talked
to her earlier aaannd made her feel a little better.
STEPHEN: (Acting sincere) I wish I could have stayed,
I just.... ah, had a class.
RAE: Ah, well do you think you could come
back? I just think whatever little bit you can do could help.
I'm on my way.
(Sounding concerned, though is he being sincere or is it an act)
Nora, any word yet?
Twelve: Matthew calls Nora back, and she talks to Troy. They
agree to meet after she convinces him that she would never do
anything funny, i.e. bring the cops along, because she would
not jeopardize her son's life. However, the cops go in her place
and Troy does not show up.
Scene Thirteen:Troy drifts off to sleep, and Matthew takes the
opportunity to sneak away.
Scene Fourteen: Back at the police station everyone is frantic
with worry. Nora is on her cell phone apparently trying to contact
Troy and Matthew. We see Haver in the hallway, he he sees her
he beings to run to her was he just getting there, and did he
then pretend to be in a hurry to make it seem as if he was concerned.
NORA: No, no I was just checking my voice mail
to see if Matthew had called and I missed it.
STEPHEN: When's the last time you spoke to him?
NORA: Ah.... aa.... after you left, actually. You
were right Troy did call back.
NORA: And, ah I asked to meet with him, and we
set something up and he didn't show.
(Extremely concerned) So, ah, you said that he wasn't.... (Afraid
to as the question for fear of his answer) he sai. ... said he wouldn't
hurt Matthew, right it wasn't part of his profile.
looks really upset, surprised, or confused by this -- it is
hard to tell.
STEPHEN: And it is not likely he will.
NORA: "Not likely--"
(Cont.) "It's not likely that he wil...."
I mean, what does that mean, that there is a chance that he will
tries to say something but she is too upset by his remarks.
Uh.... No.... what it means
seems frustrated, he rubs his neck. Bo and John walk up to listen
in to what he has to say.
BO: Give it to us straight, Doctor.
(Cont.) How much danger is Matthew in?
looks over towards Bo, is the questioning flustering him(??).
Is he really concerned, or is he trying to lead them to believe
that Troy is dangerous(??).
STEPHEN: All I am saying the longer this goes on,
the more desperate Troy will become. I'm not going to mineralize
JOHN: So you're saying he could lose it?
STEPHEN: I'm saying, it's time to find Matthew,
soon. Soon, soon as you can.
looks concerned. Nora breaks down.
then Ron Walsh, Marcie's brother, walks in carrying Matthew. He
tells them what happened, he was able to escape when Troy fell
asleep, and Ron found him wandering by the road. Haver watches
on in the background, saying nothing. He appears as relieved as
Matthew tells them what Troy said. Matthew views Troy as a friend,
and he believes him. Matthew tells them he knows where to find
Troy, and convinces them that he should go with them. Reluctantly
they agree. Haver is talking with Rae in the hallway, and he watches
as they all go off to find Troy.