Background: Everyone is devastated to discover that the victim
is Flash, Sarah. Asa is crushed, and Riley breaks down, and
shaves his head. Only the family, and the authorities, and Riley
are told who the victim is. Later it is discovered by the forensic
pathologists that she is in fact alive. Though she is in a coma,
and no one knows if she will recover, and if she does if she
would ever sing again, much less talk. To protect her, the public
is not informed who the victim is, nor that she was not killed.
date Monday, January 26th, 2004)
One: Jennifer has been sexually harassed by Professor Barnes.
So she agrees to go on Marcie's campus talk show and discuss
the matter. Another student who also was harassed also agrees.
However, before the show the other student changes her mind.
That just leaves Jennifer. Since it is a tricky situation, Jennifer
is warned that she cannot mention the professor by name, nor
provide details which will give too much information. Marcie,
Jessica, and Jennifer are talking when Rae and Stephen arrive
to take part in the segment.
RAE: Listen, I brought those notes, you want
to see them?
MARCIE: Oh great, let's get started, come on.
takes Rae into the studio to talk further. Haver watches as
they walk into the studio. He remains out in the hallway with
Jessica and Jennifer.
(She seems pleased to see him): Hi, Dr. Haver.
Hello, how are you?
JESSICA: Very well.
STEPEHEN: Good! How's the article going, are
you ready to name the real serial killer?
Well, I'm going to leave that to the experts.
STEPHEN: I see, well just so you know, Rae and
I have been discussing that whole situation--
JESSICA: (Fishing for information) Annnddd, does
she think that Troy's the killer?
STEPHEN: Well, she still has lots of questions.
JESSICA: And no answers.
STEPHEN: As long as there aren't any answers
you have to ask yourself, maybe the real killer is still out there.
appears trouble by this idea.
Scene Two: The talk show is about to begin. Out in the studio
union students are gathering around the radio, including the
one student who back out of the show. Marcie Walsh begins
the show by introducing her guests. Al stops to listen, beaming
with love and pride for Marcie.
I'm pleased to welcome two very special guests with me here today
from the Llanview University psychology department, we have Dr.
Rae Cummings and Dr. Stephen Haver.
STEPHEN: (Talking into the mike) Hello, good
MARCIE: Good morning, hello, I'd actually like
to start with you Dr. Haver, you know alot of people still joke
about the problem of sexual harassment, but it actually is a very
serious problem here currently on campus.
STEPHEN: (Sounding very profession, and concerned,
is this an act) Well, my question is, if it is a joke, who's laughing,
and why? Uhh, (looking at Jenn who looks nervous and embarrassed)
sexual harassment in an academic setting is just a.... nightmare
waiting to happen. The.... the symptoms are psychological and
physical for the victims uh.... insomnia (Jessica and Rae are
listening to him intently), loss of self-esteem, depression--
MARCIE: And some of the examples of sexual harassment
can be uh a sexist comment, (motioning with her hands) or another
student coming onto a student in a way that is unwelcoming....
STEPHEN: (Agreeing) A-huh.
MARCIE: Or even, let's say, a professor who offers
a good grade in exchange for a sexual favor.
STEPHEN: At the same time it's important not
to create an environment where the professors are so
worried about sexual harassment that they feel that they feel
that they can't express their concerns about a student's well
being, or.... or express an interest in their work.
Scene Three: Jennifer loses her nerve, but they convince her
to talk. Marcie reassures her, and she agrees to talk. Jennifer
tells the listeners that she was having personal problems which
affected her ability to keep up with her classes. Rae wonders
if she went to any and they them about her problems. She says
she wanted to but was embarrassed. She relates about not turning
in a paper for a class, but she makes her first mistake by saying
which class it was -- journalism. Rae and Marcie try to silence
her to stop her from saying too much and causing legal problems.
She starts getting overly emotional and saying too much. Haver
tries to silence her as well. Then she lets it slip that all
the women know about professor Barnes and his classes. Marcie
asks if that is what happened to her. Meanwhile the other student
who was harassed listens to the the discussion with other students.
Jenn explains that Barnes told her that she could get an "A"
for the class and not do any work. She states further that he
suggested he come to his place, and they could work on a solution
-- and he informed her that he was not "too kinky."
Just then a man walks into the studio.
of the radio technicians tries to stop him but the man silences
tries to silence him. But he takes the mike and starts talking.
Haver stands up, frustrated, scratching his head. Barnes tells
them that he heard the rumors all day, he knew that he was going
to be maligned. He is determined to tell his side of the story.
He accuses Jenn of lying about everything, and that she is the
problem, and threatens her.
Scene Four: Barnes has left. Marcie tries to apologize for what
has happen. Marcie assures Jenn that Barnes will not get away
In fact D....Dr. Haver is not only on the board, the grievance
board, but he chairs it.
STEPHEN: (Acting caring, he tries to reassure
Jenn) Listen, maybe now that you've come forward, other young
women will come forward too.
Jennifer walks out. Rae follows her. Jessica, Marcie, and Haver
remain. Marcie is frustrated and does not know what to do.
I'll be blunt, we need to find at least (emphasizing each word)
to testify against Prof. Barnes.
Dr. Haver you are actually the chair of the harassment grievance
board here on campus, and that is where a student should
go to make a complaint about sexual harassment.
and Marcie look at each other not knowing what to do.
The other female student who was harassed leaves the student
union, and Al sees her. He convinces her to tell her story.
Scene Five: Marcie tells her listeners that this radio show
is not the place for a hearing on any particular case of sexual
harassment. She also tells her audience that after listening
to what occurred on air they can see how difficult it is for
victims to come out and talk about their situations, and report
STEPHEN: Yes, (bending his head and talking directly
into the mike) Jenn Buchanan should bring her complaint
to the board, and we'll give it a full investigation. Uh, of course
(Jessica listens on, watching him) our mandate is to remain fair
and impartial, (sounding spooky, and looking intense) but I'll tell
you from experience most upstanding people in public can have deep,
dark secrets in private.
looks at him strangely. As Marcie talks she appears to be deep
in thought. Marcie goes on saying that she has heard from far
too many women on campus who have had the same experience. It
is a "deep, dark secret" that has gone far too long.
Jessica, still seems disturbed by what Haver has said, interrupts.
She replies that it is also a teacher's life and career, the
grievance committee cannot go by gossip. Marcie agrees but cannot
see why harassment has to go on. She states on air that if they
could find one other person to back Jenn up it would
make a huge difference. Just then the other student appears,
and agrees to tell her story.
Scene Six: Jessica and Haver are walking to his office. They
have received word that Barnes has resigned without a fight.
Barnes opens the door, and they enter his office while they
So do you think Prof. Barnes is going to going to resign even
though he is tenured?
STEPHEN: Well, I'd say Prof. Barnes wants the
university to fire him so he can sue the university, (chuckles)
but.... it's pretty much a done deal, I say he
is on his way out, and, uh, we all have you to thank, because
it was your article in The Banner that
set this whole thing in motion. Congratulations.
office is very neat and tidy.
Weeellll, really it was Marcie's show that brought that brought
the whole thing together. I don't know. I don't know, I really
felt we did something today, so I'm really embarrassed--
(Pointing to her) No, you did something.
JESSICA: Well, you did it too. How great
was it that you were on Marcie's show.
STEPHEN: (Sits at his desk, acting really charming)
I'm the chair of the HGB, I
should be doing that show far more often. You tell me our next
big cause and point me in the right direction,
and I'll be there with bells on.
JESSICA: Well really I guess my next big cause
is getting rid of this psycho that's terrifying
expression is hard to interpret.
(Is he interested and wanting to help, or is he pumping her for
information) You know I asked you before about your article and
you didn't tell me how it was going, so tell me now.
JESSICA: I'm just.... I'm procrastinating. I....
I'm writing about everything but the murders.
STEPHEN: Well, murder is very difficult thing
to deal with whether you are writing about it or anything else.
JESSICA: How do you deal with it?
STEPHEN: I.... I just focus on the.... the uh
(pauses) the psychoses of it and uh.... (shrugs) I don't really
focus on the personal side of it, that's all (he smiles at her).
It's just I'm trying to be this super investigative reporter,
and.... I just.... I can't deal with thinking about those women
and their lives being snuffed out. Every time I look at my uncle
(shaking her head) I can only think about Gabrielle.
STEPHEN: (Seems affected, or is he faking it)
His fiancée. Yes, it's very sad.
JESSICA: The first article that I wrote about
this for The Banner it was more of a recap of the murders,
you know, with a couple of the things you told me about what drives
serial killers. But I just really wanted the
second article to be better, ahh, with more insight,
STEPHEN: (Listening intently) Right, so you're
saying (getting up) if it isn't original (walking around his desk)
you (thinking of the right words) you (motioning with his hands,
walking towards her and sitting on the edge of his desk) you just
don't want to go there, is that what you're kinda saying, right?
JESSICA: Uh, yeah. I guess.
STEPHEN: So, don't go there, follow your instincts.
Do something original. (Pointing to his chest) write how you feel
(then points towards her).
JESSICA: You mean fear?
STEPHEN: Fear, yes! If that's how you feel, then
write it. Admit to yourself that this guy scares the hell
out of you, and start writing. Just see what comes out.
JESSICA: (She appears to see his point) Mmmmm....
maybe (nodding her head in agreement) Yeah.
then someone opens the door. Stephen looks up and sees that
it is Rae.
JESSICA: (Standing up), Rae, hi, did you find
looks upset. Jessica notices she is upset.
Rae, what's the matter?
RAE: There's been another murder, a student at
They won't tell me anything.
is upset. Haver is standing a couple of feet in back of her
and he looks upset too.
Scene Seven: Outside at the crime scene (Princeton
University in New Jersey was used as the outside shots for
Llanview University) Haver is talking to a policeman. Jessica
is behind the crime scene tape looking upset. Haver thanks
the cop and walks towards her, lifting up the tape and walking
under it. He is wearing a dark leather jacket, and dark leather
JESSICA: Did you tell them who you were, and that
you're helping with the Music Box Murder investigation?
Until they notify the families they won't anybody who the
JESSICA: (Shaking her head, very upset) I can't
believe this is happening again.
her in his arms, and innocently comforts her. She falls into
his arms for comfort.
I know, it's okay.
date Tuesday, January 27th, 2004)
(Seeing him) Oh good! (Speaking to them) Excuse me. (Calling over
to Haver) Dr. Haver, may I speak to you for a moment.
One: While at the pathologists one of the doctors notices that
Flash is breathing, she is alive, however she is in a coma.
The family is informed but they are to keep it secret. They
hope to smoke out the killer. The police have yet to say who
the victim is. Everyone else is kept in the dark as to who the
Scene Two: Al (Michael) is talking to Marcie at the Student
Union, she seems receptive. She thanks him for helping her get
the student to come forward. As they are talking, Viki and Kevin
arrive. As the president of the university she is there to tape
a public announcement about what has happened. As she is talking
to Marcie and Michael , Haver enters the room. Is he limping?
goes off to talk to Stephen. We do not hear their conversation.
Kevin stays and talks to Marcie and Al.
(Patted his shoulder) Call me. Alright.
Scene Three: A little later they leave. We just hear the tail
end of Haver and Viki's conversation.
VIKI: Thank you so much! (Talking to Kevin, and
pointing) Honey, I'm going to go and record that announcement, can
KEVIN: Yeah, I'll be right here.
VIKI: Thank you (she walks off).
walks over to Kevin and introduces himself.
Mr. Buchanan, (offers his hand to shake; they shake) Stephen Haver.
KEVIN: Oh, yeah.
STEPHEN: Professor at the university.
KEVIN: Yeah, nice to meet you. My mom's talked
alot about you. Umm, I understand you're helping the FBI and the
police with this murder case?
Oh, I'm just doing what I can.
KEVIN: Listen, um (folding his arms over his
chest) about this killer what's up with him? I mean, how come
he's able to stay one a head all the time?
STEPHEN: Well, I.... he's very intelligent,
he's methodical, the authorities keep underestimating him, I wouldn't
be surprised if he had a genius IQ.
Examining the crime scene the police discover that the killer
has left two footprints. They get lucky when they notice that
the right heel print is deeper than the other. The realize
that the killer is wearing special shoes because he is lame.
Scene Five: Meanwhile, Rex Balsom, is searching through his
apartment, when he finds an expensive black satchel. He calls
the police since it looks exactly like the one the killer
dropped after his unsuccessful attempt to kill Jennifer. Since
the basement apartment belong to Troy MacIver, they realize
that this satchel is in fact Troy's, and the one found by
the pier belonged to the someone else, possibly the real killer.