Since the case seems air-tight against Troy, John has be assigned
back to New Jersey. When he goes back to his hotel room he sees
numbers painted in red on the wall where he has all the information
on the killer. Also, there is a piece of paper upon which someone
has written a musical score. The numbers are "3-2-3."
John shows Bo, and they think that someone had to have helped
Troy put up the other clues. They look at the numbers and notice
that there is a space between the "3" and the "2-3,"
leading them to believe that the first "3" means a
number, the third to next victim in the countdown, and the "2-3"
is a date, Friday the 23rd. The music, they realize, had to
have been written by someone who has extensive music knowledge.
The score is a piano arrangement for Romeo et Juliet.
They come to the conclusion that Troy had an accomplice, though
they also are not sure that maybe Troy has been telling the
truth. They discover that Troy, Colin, and their sister have
all had musical training.
Jessica goes to John's hotel room to get information for her
article since the killings have been solved. She tries to pump
him for information, She also discovers that someone has left
John some messages.
Since Jennifer has broken things off with him, Rex has started
pursuing her mother, Lindsay, they get hot and heavy.
date Wednesday, January 21st, 2004)
(Walking to his table) Hiiii! I.... I hope you haven't been waiting
One: Jessica has been taking care of Antonio's daughter Jaimie,
RJ, the child's grandfather, hates the idea and has told Jess
that he does not want a rich trust fund Buchanan raising his
granddaughter. Carlotta, Antonio's mother and the baby's grandmother
is taking care of her at her restaurant. RJ comes by to take
his grandchild. Jessica arrives, and again he is short tempered
with her. Meanwhile, Haver is at a booth and sees what is going
on. After RJ leaves, Jessica goes to join Stephen for their
STEPHEN: No, no, no, no, I just
got here. (Takes off his jacket) I just got here.
STEPHEN: Soo, (looking out the window) who's the
man with the baby (looking at her rather impressed with his powers
JESSICA: That was uh, RJ, he's uh the grandfather
of Antonio's little girl, (trying to avoid the subject)isn't she
STEPHEN: Yes, yes, and (motioning with his finger)
so what's the problem?
JESSICA: The problem?
(Pointing out the window) Between the two of you.
JESSICA:You can tell?
STEPHEN: Well, I do this for a living, remember.
JESSICA: (Slightly embarrassed, looking away) Yeah,
right. Umm, well it's a long story, believe me.
smiles, apparently not comfortable with telling her professor
her personal problems.
Scene Two: They are still at the diner talking about RJ, and
So I can't promise you that RJ will ever accept
JESSICA: Because he blames me for everything
that went wrong.
Essentially yes, he may know what he is doing, he may even know
what he is doing is wrong, but sometimes people just can't help
JESSICA: Well I.... I can't.... I can't stop
STEPHEN: Good, good you do that.... that's what
you have to do, (strangely changing the subject, is his interest
more than professional, could it be more sinister) now.... (with
almost gleeful pleasure, flashing a crocked grin) now what was
this you said earlier about Agent McBain not
Hmmm, well it's just.... when I was speaking with him I.... I....
got the feeling that he thinks Troy MacIver really
isn't the Music Box Murder.
STEPHEN: (Really shocked, or is he pretending
to be surprised) Reealllly!? (Sitting back) Woooww!
JESSICA: Or, that he had some
STEPHEN: An accomplice, excellent!
That's very good. You know th....there are plenty
of cases with an accomplice. But I thought that all
the evidence suggested that MacIver worked alone?
JESSICA: I know, but....when I... I got the feeling
John thinks that--
STEPHEN: (Interrupting her) Now does John
JESSICA: Well, from the questions that I was
asking him I got the feeling--
STEPHEN: (Smiling realizing something) Ahhhh
(pointing at her, realizing he is right about something)!
JESSICA: ....that John thinks....
STEPHEN: Uh hmmm....
....that either Troy had help within Statesville Prison or that
there was someone on the outside.
Three: Jessica and Haver are still talking at the diner, it
appears that Haver is pumping her for information, his actions
seem strange, is it purely for professional reasons, or is it
because he is the killer and is pleased that his game is working
as he wants. They are getting up to leave, Haver has the check
and is about to pay.
(Waving the check) Sooo....
JESSICA: (Going for her purse) Oh, no, uh please--
STEPHEN: (Put up his hand to stop her) I insist!
JESSICA: Thank you, I get next time, I promise
(brushing back her hair).
STEPHEN: (Still pumping her for information)
So you think that Lindsay Rappaport actually helped Dr. MacIver
or didn't help Dr. MacIver, which?
JESSICA: I-I-I, (shaking her head) I don't know,
I don't know.
STEPHEN: Okay look, the idea that he had an accomplice
is very plausible.
JESSICA: Well, i-i-it could
be that! Or--
Or it could be what?
really seems to know how to manipulate her into revealing information.
JESSICA: Dr. Haver, I don't know.
I just.... I have a feeling that John McBain has completely
changed his mind about the case....
JESSICA: ....that either he thinks that Troy MacIver
got some help or that he really is not the Music Box Killer at all.
Four:Trying to think of someone who could likely help Troy they
come up with Lindsay. Since she seems to believe Troy is innocent
John McBain pressures her trying to see if she will admit to
helping Troy by putting up the messages so as to exonerate him.
She remains adamant that she is innocent. McBain threatens her
with jail if she does not go to Statesville and talk to Troy.
When they get there Troy is acting strangely. She tries to get
him to talk but he is vague, and seems like he does not know
what is going on. He barely can speak, and he seems incapable
of talking in complete sentences. This freaks her out. Troy's
behavior apparently gets McBain to re-evaluate his belief that
Troy is guilty.
Scene Five: Later Lindsay goes back to the her art gallery,
she notices that the door is open, when she looks around she
sees a whole musical score written in red -- blood -- on the
wall. She freaks out, she now fears the killer is after her.
Scene Six: Jennifer binge drinks and goes into alcoholic shock,
Ron Walsh saves her. After she leaves the hospital, Marcie says
she will move in with her to make sure she is okay. Rex comes
by and Marcie kicks him out, she wants Jenn to have a nice have
a nice stable guy like her brother Ron.
date Friday, January 23rd, 2004)
Seven: At the university Jessica meets up with Haver again. On
the wall there is a big poster warning students about the killer.
thanks for meeting me.
STEPHEN: My pleasure.
JESSICA: (Waving her pen around, and carrying a
note pad) Umm, I saw you Channel 6....
JESSICA: ....Interview it was great.
STEPHEN: (Jokingly, feigning humility, raising
his hand) Thank you, thank you. No autographs please.
JESSICA: Ahhh.... (both sitting down) So ummm,
I finished my first draft for my second
article on the Music Box Murders, and ah....
to her, very intently, and looking very professional.
JESSICA: ....it was tough really
because John and the police aren't really say much, and I'm....
I get the feeling they aren't so sure that Troy's the killer anymore.
STEPHEN: Well, you know they are the police,
the authorities, and they have to make (motioning with his hands
a slow step by step motion) sure of ever-y-thing,
that's what they do. But it's good. It's very
JESSICA: Oooh, what do you think?
I mean, you've interviewed Troy, you know his mental state better,
as good as anybody else.
STEPHEN: Well, the police do have alot of evidence
on Troy. Soo (gestures with his hands, a "who knows"
JESSICA: But there was also another threat written
on John McBain's wall while Troy was in jail.
STEPHEN: Yes, there was.
JESSICA: And Troy's also saying
that somebody's setting him up, do you think that's a possibility?
STEPHEN: Anything's possible.
JESSICA: Dr. Haver, What-do-you
think, uhh.... (thinking or pausing the for effect) ....well,
considering the fact that there is evidence now
on John McBain's wall, a threat, plus the possibility that the
police have the wrong man, I think that the Music Box Killer might
be ready to take another victim, and soon.
At the student union, Stephen and Jessica are still discussing
the case. Haver's behavior is difficult to interrupt, is motives
sincere or sinister? He is about to say something more, but
a student walks by and he hesitates until the student has walked
past. He leans forwards.
If Troy MacIver isn't the killer, that means that somebody else
is, that means that another person is going to die.
JESSICA: Why doesn't he just stop? He's already
gotten away with seven murders with the police
thinking that Troy did it.
That's not what he wants.
JESSICA: Well, what does he want?
STEPHEN: (Getting intense) That's
the question! (pointing at Jess) What does he
want? (Clinching his fists) He's a power freak, he needs to control
things. Right now (a slicing motion with his hand) he's controllingeverything.
listens to his analysis. Haver becomes more and intense, and seems
even more odd.
(Using his fingers to count off his points) He's controlling the
police; the potential victim; the entire community.
STPEHEN: (Stopping her) But
(leaning in closer to her) the more out of control he spins (seems
impressed with his analysis) the more he wants
JESSICA: (Trying to follow Haver's train of thought)
Soo, he won't stop killing because--
he talks he becomes more and more strangely excited he seems to
be impressed with the killer, or even speaking for the killer.
he knows he is smarter than
everyone else. He's dropping clues right and
left, up and down, about who the next vic-tim's
going to be. And yet, they still can't do a damn thing to stop
JESSICA: So, it's a game?
It's a game he knows he can win. (Pausing for a moment, raising
his finger) Think about it this way....
continues almost transfixed by his explanation. She unconsciously
is touching her mouth.
....if Troy MacIver is behind bars and another person is killed,
that means that the police are wrong.... it means
he's outsmarted them all (nodding with his head).
is intrigued yet disturbed by his analysis.
Scene Nine: Lindsay comes running into the police station frantic.
She tells them about the message from the killer on her gallery
wall. When she returns with Antonio (who is back on the force)
and McBain the wall is clean, and no clues remain. This makes
her more frantic. They do not appear to believe her. She tells
them about the musical score, saying it was written in blood.
She insists that the killer is after her, that she felt as though
someone was following her when she went to the police station.
As soon as they leave she gets a call, no one is on the line.
Then Rex appears, she leaves him alone in the gallery she has
to go and warn Jennifer -- whom the killer unsuccessfully tried
to kill. After she leaves, Rex oddly sits alone in the gallery,
and twirls around in a chair. It is night, she runs to her Jennifer's
place, frantically she beats on the door, there appears to be
someone watching her in the bushes. We do not see what happens
Scene Ten: Throughout the episode Jenn, Marcie Al (in Michael's)
body, and Ron munch on pizza.
Scene Eleven: It is later in the evening Jessica meets up with
Flash/Sarah and Riley Colson. She leaves and the Flash excited
tells Riley about a tour. Riley tells he does not want to go
and they fight. The guard tells them he has to check in and
walks off. Flash, upset, storms off, alone. The cop returns
and chastises Riley for letting her run-off alone. Jennifer,
Linsday, and Flash have all been set up to look like the killer's
next victim, will he indeed strike, and if so, who of the three
is his next victim.
Scene Twelve: The day before, he and the police have learned
that Troy, though he studied music was not that good. Despite
McBain trying to convince the Feds of his theory that Troy is
innocent, they believe they got the right person, and have reassigned
McBain to another case. It is the now the next morning, Agent
John McBain is walking around the Llanview University campus
(it is a location shoot, they are using Princeton's campus).
Jessica runs up to him and tells him that it is the 24th, and
there was no body was found. John is not so sure, he tells her
it does not mean that someone was not murdered. He walks off.
Scene Thirteen: In the bushes we see a body, with a music box,
and what appears to be a pair of red leotards around the victim's
neck. She is covered by leaves. It appears to be Flash. The
camera pans out, and it is by some university building, students
are walking by, oblivious.