date Wednesday, February 18th, 2004)
Scene One: Bo visits his son Matthew at Nora's and they talk
about Haver. She is surprised that John McBain believes Haver
is the killer. She asks Bo what he thinks. He is not as sure,
but where is Rae he asks. He points out that when she called
them last she seemed stressed. Nora had to admit that she did
Scene Two: Jessica is talking with John, she rails into him
for thinking Stephen is involved. She tells him that he is basing
it on the photos, and he should realize that Haver would be
there because of his research. He realizes that she saw the
photos, and gets furious. He tells her she had no right using
her Uncle Bo and boyfriend Antonio to sneak around the police
station. He asks her if she is so sure what happened to Rae.
Angry she leaves. After she has gone he calls for information
about Rae's whereabouts. However, there is no news, she still
cannot be found.
Scene Three: Back in Rae's cell, she is alone; the room is dark.
She is no longer dressed in the "hippie" costume,
but in the white blouse and black pants which were part of the
pants suit -- though it looks like something out of the 70s
too. She picks up the leotards, which are on the cabinet, and
flings them across the room, in disgust. They land up against
the door. Just then the door opens, and Stephen walks in, again
acting as if it is a normal situation; though he is very smug.
As he talks Rae is terrified, breathing heavily, not knowing
if this will be the day she dies.
Good morning, Rae Cummings! Did you figure out who my next victim's
going to be? I certainly hope so. Otherwise,
time is up!
Four: With a slight smile, the music box is playing he kicks
it away, and it stops playing. Rae stands and tries to be
calm, but his behavior and her fear make it hard for her retain
That's enough Tchaikovsky, neurotic sentimentalist that he is.
(Picking up the leotard) Soo, Rae (extending it in both hands)
tell me, (fiddling with it) what is the name of my next victim?
Say the magic word and win another day. (Walking towards her waving
the leotards) If not--
RAE: No, no, I know exactly
who your next victim will be.
STEPHEN: Hmm. (Pacing around) due tell!
RAE: (Thinking) I will, but....
is standing against another wall, the light from outside shining
on him; he is fiddling with the leotards and waiting for her
response, though he appears to be enjoying toying with her,
as if he knows she has no answer for him.
(Cont.; exhaling) First, wouldn't you like to know how
I figured it out?
Stephen walks towards her, and stares a her, intrigued by what
she will say.
(Cont.) I've finally realized, Stephen, (kissing up to him)
how brilliant you are. I mean
that. You are truly a.... a..... a criminal
genius, Stephen, uh--
interrupts her; putting his finger on her lips to silence her.
Not "criminal!" Scientific!
(Takes his finger away; gesturing) Sit, Rae! Sit!
Stephen sits on the cabinet. He puts his arm around her; dangling
the leotards. She sits next to him, terrified. He has a spooky
expression. Throughout their exchange he continues to caresses
her with the leotards, the method of his murders.
STEPHEN: I've explored the mysteries.... of life
RAE: (Faintly; freaked out) Yeah.
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....from unique perspective.
(Caressing her jaw with the leotards)
RAE: (Looking down at his hand) Yes, of course
you are a scientist. And you.... you are in control of.... every
one of your experiments.
STEPHEN: (Looking at her very creepily) Hmmm.
RAE: It must be terrifying then
to lose control?
STEPHEN: That'd be very unscientific of me, wouldn't
RAE: (Nervous chuckle) Right!
STEPHEN: So I don't.
RAE: Right. But of course when you were just
a child I'm sure you were in control, and.... (nervously licking
her lips) your life was very difficult.(Swallowing hard, nodding)
Chaotic, irratic. I.... I.... I.... I'm just so
interested in knowing how you came through all
that. How you turned yourself into the great
scientist you are now.
STEPHEN: You know something, Rae, you and that
matchbook [Rae at first was pretending to be a shrink but hand
no certification] psychiatric degree] of yours seem to want to
tell me about my childhood.
RAE: (Nervously laughing) I guess so.
laughs with her, and smiles, making it even more chilling.
She has a false, scared grin.
All right, let's give it a go! Who knows, (raising his eyebrows)
you get it right, that degree would not only have made you a living....
it would have kept you alive.
gets up and walks off, waving the leotards. Rae is nervous.
Scene Five: This scene jumps back and forth between John telling
Bo about Haver's background, and Rae and Haver talking about
In her cell Rae is questioning him on his past, as he, his back
turned from her, gazes at the leotards.
You never knew your father, am I right?
STEPHEN: (Looking up) You're right. I knew who
he was, but I didn't know him! He didn't stick
around long enough for me to know him. (Sad smile) None of her
tells Bo that Haver grew outside San Francisco. His mom was
into free love, and all that hippie stuff; she was a dancer
and part-time street singer.
Back to Haver and Rae. Haver is transfixed by the leotards.
Rae is still sitting on the cabinet, arms folded, psychoanalyzing
Knowing the 70s, I.... I would guess your mother experimented
STEPHEN: That's a good guess.
wraps her arms around herself, as if she is almost sympathetic
with his past.
Back to John and Bo. They talk how Stephen's mother took him
to live with her parents, so she could be with her then current
boyfriend -- Haver was only 8.
Back to Haver and Rae. He looks like he is deep in though, the
leotards pressed to his lips.
(Exhaling) How.... how bad was it when your mother left you?
STEPHEN: I had the pleasure of living with
my grandparents. They taught me (half-smile) what bad
to her with a maliciously evil grin. She looks on terrified.
Six: This scene is like the last, cutting between Rae and
Haver, and John and Bo giving background to Haver's past,
and possibly how and why he became a serial killer.
Rae is still seated on the cabinet, watching him. There is
a lit candle. Haver has the leotards draped over his shoulder,
and has a lighter in his hand.
Rayon, polyester, bad, (makes a motion) goes up like a torch.
Granma and Granpa went up like a torch the night they died.
RAE: Was.... was your grandmother--
STEPHEN: Opposite of my mother. Disciplinarian.
his arms around her like a buddy, then he puts his head against
Aahh, she loved her discipline (nodding).
Bo and John. Bo is reading through Haver's file. According
to the report young Stephen was beaten by his grandmother.
John says that it happened even in public, according to neighbors;
however, there was no proof. Bo reads that his grandfather
was confined to a wheelchair, so he was not able to protect
Back to Haver and Rae. He still is leaning against her.
Grandpa didn't do a thing, except sit in his wheelchair and drink
cheap Scotch. Watch old movies. A spectator
in his own life. And mine! 'Til the night he
died, and life came to him.
to Bo and John. John tells Bo that both Haver's grandparents
burned to death in their own bedroom. Bo reads that Stephen's
grandfather's wheelchair was found in the hall, *outside*. John
adds that Haver made it to safety from an upstairs window.
Back to Stephen and Rae. He still is talking about his life.
Everyone said I was so lucky to escape. Jumping out that second
story window, hurt my leg. Took forever to heal.
Then, a special someone put a bullet in that
same leg. (Scoffs) I don't know if I'll ever heal. Made one leg
shorter than the other.
licks is thumb a couple of times, then extinguishes the candle.
He steps back, and wiggles the fingers.
The secret is not minding the pain. (Walks back, and motions)
Look at my legs! How do they look?
begins to tap dance. She does not know how to react. He clicks
his feet together and flashes a silly grin, tilting his head.
Bo and John. John reports that Stephen's mother picked him
up after the death of his grandparents. She took him back
to Oregon. There she had another boyfriend, much older, she
married this guy. He was a doctor who taught at a local medical
school. There is a knock at the door and it is an officer,
he tells him that "he's here."
Back to Rae who is now questioning Haver.
You must have been happy to be back with your mother again?
back towards her. He puts his hand in the back of her neck,
and squeezes, causing her to let out a groan in pain and fear.
He then sits next to her, his head next to hers.
You're not paying attention! (Taking her hand)
She wasn't happy to be back with me.
RAE: Did she say that?
STEPHEN: She didn't have to, that's why she
left me with Grandma and Grandpa.
RAE: (Fearing he will kill her) Well, you know,
Stephen, some women aren't able to take care
of a child. An.... An---
STEPHEN: (Interrupting her) Intellectually
pushes her head forward, she moans; then he pulls her back,
again grabbing her by the back of the neck.
Rae, (Putting his hand on hers) why would she have taken brother
Kenny with her then?
looks at her smiling.
Scene Seven: Haver's brother Kenneth arrives; he is also a psychiatrist.
This is the brother Rae mentioned having met; at the time she
implied to Stephen that he had vanished. Kenneth notices the
music box. He tells them that it was like the one that Stephen
had as a child, it had belonged to their mother. He tells them
that he cannot believe that his brother is a killer. However,
he then states it would make sense of various things that had
happened. Later, after he has left, Bo and John talk about what
they learned from Kenneth Haver. They learned that Stephen had
committed arson and was cruel to animals -- two warning signs.
They know that they have to find Rae soon, or it will be too
late for her.
Scene Eight: Back to Rae and Haver. She is by the door, he walks
up to her startling her.
Okay, family time's over.
RAE: Okay (turning to him)
STEPHEN: (Gesturing) Back to the names! I want
the names of the persons. Ra--!
throws her hands to her forehead, trying to think. She talks
over him at first. She tries to stall for time.
It's going to be a (dropping her hands) you woman somehow connected
to the university.
STEPHEN: Oh, that's lame, Rae! That's Lame!
(Gesturing) that could any number of victims.
RAE: (Puts out her hands in frustration) I just
can't give you a name!
walks towards her, leaning into her.
RAE: I.... (pausing) I could give you name of
someone and eh.... it may not be (gesturing) the name you've chosen
to be your next victim, and then you may decide to make (her voice
cracking) her.... I.... I can't do it!
STEPHEN: Rae, (speaking softly) you've the biggest
ego! This isn't about you! Remember what we said,
"I'm in complete control."
STEPHEN: So I decide who the
next victim is going to be. In fact, I've already
decided, so it's just a matter of you....
STEPHEN: (Cont.) giving me a
RAE: I know.
STEPHEN: (Becoming annoyed) Come on!
RAE: All right....
STEPHEN: Give me....
RAE: (Cont.) ....I can tell you this....
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....a name!
RAE: (Angry) IT'S NOT GOING
TO BE ME!
STEPHEN: And why not?
RAE: Because, you will want so muuch
to come back in here and tell me every interesting
detail of what happened!
RAE: I also know something else....
RAE: (Cont.) ....you won't
kill me with the red leotard....
RAE: (Cont.) ....in fact, when you kill me, my
body will never be found. That's because, we're
sooo closely connected, Stephen, and the police
will then suspect you (nodding).
STEPHEN: (Nodding with her) Naturally. But Rae,
the police only know what I want them to know!
with an amused grin, pleased with himself.
Eight: Haver is walking down a hallway, looks like back on
campus. He turns a corner just as his cell phone rings. He
answers it. He is acting and soundly normally now.
in Bo's office it is John calling Haver. Bo is at his desk listening
Stephen, hey, glad I caught you. John McBain.
(Pretending he did not know) O John, I am sooo
sorry I had my cell phone turned off. I've been out of town. I
was visiting some friend up in New York (smiling).
JOHN: (Pretending to believe him) Well, welcome
back. Look, there's ah, there's been a break in the Music Box
case, and uh.... (trying to feed his ego) I don't know, I was
wondering if maybe you can give us a hand.
STEPHEN: What kind of a break?
JOHN: Well, between you and me, we think
we got 'em. We picked him up on campus. Guy had a red leotard
in his backpack.
STEPHEN: (Smiling) Really!?
JOHN: Yeah, well, when we charge him we (smiling
because of his deception) could use a hand, okay?
STEPHEN: Sure, anything!
JOHN: Great, do you think maybe you could
come by the station and work with us?
STEPHEN: Ah, I'll be there in a couple of minutes.
hang up. Stephen laughs, and smiles, at what he thinks is
John, John, John.
rolls his eyes, pleased with himself, he goes to meet John.
Back at the police station John tells Bo that Stephen is on
Scene Nine: John and Bo are waiting for Stephen. Bo thinks he
did not sound too weary. John agrees. He tells Bo that Haver
is so smug, and he thinks that they are all idiots; he cannot
believe that they would be on to him. Bo is worried about Rae.
Scene Ten: Back in her prison, Rae is pacing around, it is dark,
with only a lit candle for light. She then notices the cabinet,
and the space behind She blows out the candle, and goes to move
Scene Eleven: Haver has arrived at the police station/court
house. He is walking down the hallway, Jessica sees him and
calls out to him. Haver is back to his charismatic professor
Dr. Haver, hi!
STEPHEN: Jessica, how are you?
JESSICA: Ah, fine, I'm just uh (motioning with
a water bottle), here for my uncle's trial it's a little intense
in there, right now. (Realizing something) Ah, why are you here?
STEPHEN: Well, (gesturing) actually I got a
call from John McBain he asked me to talk to him about the case
so (gesturing) I'm on my way to see him now.
JESSICA: (Shaking her head, angry) I--I (gesturing)
can't believe (shaking her head) that they're doing this, really!
Questioning you is absolute nonsense!
does not notice his expression change.
(Cont.) I mean, how can they even think for
a second that you're a suspect!
pleased, he tilts his head, and looks at her.