date Monday, February 23rd, 2004)
The trial is over and Nora goes visits Bo. Nora asks if there
is any news about Rae and Haver. They tell her that there is
no news. However, Jessica tipped off Haver. They also catch
her up on Troy, and how they discovered that Haver took advantage
of his mental instability, befriended him, and then hypnotized
him into confessing.
Scene Two: Outside Jessica's apartment. Haver was sneaking around
and as he was locking up he was caught by Jessica. He worms
his way out of the situation. He plays the poor victim.
What are you doing here.
STEPHEN: I'm looking for a sympathetic ear, I'm
JESSICA: Did you talk to the police, I know you
didn't go the other day.
STEPHEN: Yes, ooohh, yes! I'm
afraid your suspicious were correct.
JESSICA: (Rolling her eyes in disbelief and disgust)
They think that you're a suspect.
STEPHEN: I'm (raising his hand) trying to look
at it from the police point of view, but.... I'm afraid that John....
ah, John McBain is becoming unglued. I think he's trying to frame
me (he sounds very sincere and believable).
JESSICA: (Gasps) Haa.... (closing her eyes) wooow!
I.... You told me he was going off the deep-end, but I.... (shaking
her head) What can I do?
STEPHEN: Well, I think your uncle is a little
more leveled headed about all this, so (gestures)I was hoping
you could help me to get through to him. Ah, (looking towards
the door) could I.... (feigning humility, acting embarrassed to
even ask) come in?
JESSICA: Of course! Sure!
to the door and starts to open it. He flashes a self-satisfied
and evil smile.
Scene Three: Inside Jessica's apartment, short while later.
Stephen is pretending to be preoccupied and upset. He has his
hand to his mouth, pretending to be thinking about his situation.
Jessica is swayed by his act and is concerned for him. Jessica
is fixing coffee for them.
I've never seen you this quiet before.
I'm sorry, (gestures) ah this.... ha.... this is just so.... inappropriate.
You're a student of mine, and I'm.... Is, ah, Detective Vega going
to be coming home any time soon?
JESSICA: No, I'm sorry, he's still away (frowns).
STEPHEN: (Sighs pretending to be disappointed)
Haaa.... He seems like a good man, I'm sure.... he.... could,
ah.... I-I.... I just can't understand how Agent McBain could
come up with this vast theory connecting my
work to the actual murders (acting upset, looks away
JESSICA: (Frowns and shakes her head) Must be horrible
to be accuse of crimes like this.
STEPHEN: (Paces around holding his own hand in
fake frustration) More than you know. (Sighs again) Haaa, wha....
a smear like this could cost me my entire career (Adjusts his
JESSICA: Oh, here, why.... why don't you relax,
and take your coat off, I mean....
STEPHEN: I (starting to do so)--
JESSICA: (Cont., walking around) ....Look on
the bright side, if the police (throws out her arms in gesture)
were completely convinced you'd be arrested,
STEPHEN: (Puts his hand to his mouth in frustration,
then takes it away) They don't have (taking off his jacket, not
paying attention) any evidence! That's the thing
(annoyed smile) they....
JESSICA: No, evidence? (Frowns,
confused) Well, then, can't you prove that you're innocent?
STEPHEN: Ah, proving a negative is next
to impossible. Especially in the court
of public opinion, but is no evidence! You see
(holding his jacket, not paying attention)!
it to the couch and puts his hand back to his mouth in thought.
Something falls out of the pocket of the jacket, and Jessica
notices. She bends down to pick it up, it is an ID.
You dropped something, ah, wha.... wait.
It is Rae's
university ID card.
(Runs her fingers through her hair, confused) Ho.... How did you
get Rae Cumming's ID?
surprised too, he has to think of a way of a believable excuse,
Scene Four: At the police station, Bo shows John and Nora some
interesting information. One of the White Rose suspects was
interviewed by a psychiatrist from Windham Clinic. They remember
that Troy mentioned the clinic. Nora wonders if the psychiatrist
could have been Haver. John goes over to investigate.
A while later, John calls Bo. After Bo gets off the phone he
tells Nora what they learned. The clinic caught fire mysteriously
a few years ago and has been closed ever since. They found no
information that Stephen was involved with the clinic. Nora
wonders if Haver could be holding Rae there. They do not think
Scene Five: Back at Jessica's apartment, Rae's ID has fallen
from Stephen's jacket, surprising Jessica.
Rae wouldn't go anywhere without her ID. And
especially not now my mom's increased
security on campus (gesturing) since the Music Box Murders, and
you can't get anywhere (sits
down and waves the ID) on campus without one of these!
STEPHEN: That's why Rae called me from Boston
JESSICA: She's in Boston? John's been looking
STEPHEN: (Sits) Yea.... (points) I put him in
touch with her there. She's helping a suicidal friend in the hospital
(gestures). And she realizes that she was missing her ID she asked
me to check her office, and she was (chuckles) very relieved
when I found it. I'm (motions) airmailing it to her tomorrow.
JESSICA: Oh, (fiddling with it) that's.... that's
nice of you (smiles).
STEPHEN: (Scoffs) Ah, you (shakes his head) won't
tell anybody about this, she'd be very (chuckles)
her head, could it be that she is a little dubious.
Ha, ah, may I?
JESSICA: Yeah, sure, (handing the ID to him)
she still is naively trusting. Gets up and walks around.
(Cont.) You know, I'm really, I'm glad that you came by, actually.
I think.... (makes a little gesturing motion with her hands) between
us we can ah.... (claps her hands together) we can really convince,
um, my Uncle Bo (picks up two cups) that, ah, John is completely
wrong about this.
an sinister smirk, pleased he was able to dupe her. He surreptitiously
puts the ID
pocket of his shirt. Then nods.
Scene Six: Natalie with her guard in tow goes to Jessica's.
She knocks on the door and calls to her, but no answer. Natalie
is someone concerned. Suddenly Jessica comes to the door, but
makes sure to keep it barely open, and stands in such a way
that Natalie cannot see inside. She tries to brush Natalie off
and tells her a story about interviewing someone. Natalie wonders
if it is about sexual harassment. She tells her sister that
it is not that but it is a kind of harassment, and because her
subject is "publicity shy" she cannot let her in.
She finally manages to brush Natalie off, and she leaves. However,
it appears as though Natalie is suspicious
Haver is still inside, still sitting on the couch; Jessica returns
Sorry about that it's just umm whe.... when she heard I w--
STEPHEN: (Putting up his hand, pretending to
feel bad) No, no, no I-I.... I'm sorry. I just.... I, uh, I just
faced all the questions I can handle for one day.
JESSICA: And Natalie's John's friend, I-I....
I know you must feel bombarded wherever you go.
STEPHEN: (Spreads out his arms in feigned frustration)
I can't believe it's come to this. (Sigh) Haa... Yo... you didn't
tell her I was here, did you?
JESSICA: No, no, of course not, (shakes her head)
STEPHEN: (Sigh of relief) Haa, thank you! I-I....
I'm.... I just want to be the one to find the time when to tell
people about this mess. This....
JESSICA: (Nods sympathetically) I understand.
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....it's gonna hit my colleagues
and and the students (runs his hand over his mouth) like a bomb
JESSICA: (Nods, moved by his act) I understand,
STEPHEN: (Turns to her looking appreciative,
continuing to manipulate her) Thank you! I know I could count
The scene continues, Haver gets up and walks over to Jessica
who is straightening out the kitchen.
Well, I guess I'm lucky that my face isn't splashed over the newspapers
yet (putting his hand to his mouth).
JESSICA: Ahh, Dr. Haver, by the time that happens
it's (shakes her head) too late.
STEPHEN: I know, what am I going to do? J-John
McBain is sooo frustrated because he's two-steps
behind the serial killer he will do anything
he can to close this case.
JESSICA: Uh.... (putting out her hands) it's
okay, we're going to get to my uncle before it happens
STEPHEN: I.... I'm not even sure....
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....if I'm (throws out his hands
in mock frustration) ready to do that now.
JESSICA: A-a... Ah.... I'm come with you! (Nodding)
STPEHEN: Jessica, I can't tell you what your
faith means to me.
on her coat to leave with him. He goes over to get his jacket.
Then continues the manipulation.
embarrassment) I, ah, I don't have my car, it's in the shop, so
I had to take a cab, would it be all right (gestures, pretending
to be reluctant to ask) if.... if we drove up there together?
on her scarf and adjusts her jacket, he puts on his jacket,
pleased his lies worked.
Sure, I'll even let you drive.
seems surprised, he looks at her and chuckles.
All right! All right!
out, he stops scans the room, then with a fiendish, pleased
look follows her out.
Scene Eight: Back in Bo's office, John is sleeping in a chair.
He then has a nightmare back to the time of his fiancée
She is in bed, he is dressed in a suit, and they are kissing
passionately. She tells him she loves him. Then she says she
has been hit. There are the sounds of gun fire. He looks at
her in disbelief, then over towards the door. He sees a shadowy
figure pointing a gun, darken by the darkness in the room, yet
also with some light from the hallway. The figure looks like
Prof. Stephen Haver. He looks back down at his fiancée
but sees Natalie lying dead instead. He hears more shots.
Natalie is knocking at the office door. She tells him that
she is having vibes that her sister Jessica may be in trouble.
They go over to Jessica's place. She and Haver are gone. As
they search around they find a driver's license, John is stunned
to see that it is Caitlin's. John knows that Haver purposefully
left it there for him to find. He knows that Haver is toying
with him, about being the serial killer and also that he was
the one who killed Caitlin and put him in the hospital for months.
date Tuesday, February 24th, 2004)
John and Natalie remain concerned about Jessica. Natalie says
that Jessica left a message with their mother, Vicki, saying
that she was pursuing a story. John tells her that Caitlin's
driver's license is proof that Haver was sending him a message,
and that he has Jessica.
Scene Two: A rustic cabin somewhere. Haver is alone on a couch
with what appears to be Jessica's cell phone. He is fiddling
(Reading) "All messages deleted." (Under his breath)
we hear Jessica walk into the room. He is still fiddling with
her phone when she walks into the room.
Is that my phone?
STEPHEN: (Making another quick save) Oh, yes,
Uh, (chuckles) my phone ran out of juice and I burrowed yours,
(getting up) I hope you don't mind.
JESSICA: It's no problem, were you calling my
STEPHEN: I started to--
JESSICA: Well, what happened?
STEPHEN: Well, I decided to call Rae Cummings
instead, talk to her shrink to shrink, see if she could (motions)
give me a little courage since I've.... obviously gotten a little
JESSICA: Yeah, who can blame you! What did Rae
STEPHEN: I wasn't able to reach her.
JESSICA: (Lets out a deep sigh) Haaa (then rolls
back her head) I wish there was something I can do to help.
STEPHEN: What do you mean, you've been a great
help! You let me drive all the way out here!
You've listened to me half the night! You've stood
by me! Nobody understands me the way you
JESSICA: My uncle will! But
we have to go back to the police station and
deal with this! It's the only
Still at the cabin, Stephen is pacing around. Throws down his
hand in disgust. He continues to pollute her mind against John.
Mcbain is like a man obsessed.
JESSICA: I know he just wants to catch a murderer.
STEPHEN: By framing an innocent man!
JESSICA: You have to explain
that to my Uncle Bo!
STEPHEN: (Gestures) I've already
tried, I told you! It's just John wants my head
on a platter (looking vulnerable).
JESSICA: But if you're not guilty
STEPHEN: (Interrupting) N-n.... neither was Troy
MacIver! Or Marcie Walsh's brother, before that! John (motions)
even suspected his own brother!
(Gestures) He needs an arrest! The FBI is breathing
down his throat, he.... (emphasizes with his hand) There's no
talking to the man, you know that as well as I do!
JESSICA: (Getting an idea) Maybe (pointing to
herself) I should call my Uncle Bo first!
STEPHEN: Ahh, look I-I.... I.... I don't
I don't want to put you in the middle of this! (Pretends to be
upset about bothering her, sits down) I don't!
JESSICA: No, please! Please! I want
to! Let me help any way I can!
STEPHEN: (Pretending to give in, though it is
obvious it was his plan all along) If you think it'll do any good?
Back in Bo's office, he is talking to a cop, and gives him a
description of Jessica's car, telling him to call around the
neighboring counties. Just then the phone rings, it is Jessica.
He tells her that they have been worried and ask her about her
whereabouts. She tells him that she is with Stephen. As she
talks Stephen listens in. John motions to the cop to come over.
Scene Four: The scene continues, Bo is trying to extend the
call to put a fix on her location. He asks if Haver is not letting
her tell her location. She insist that Stephen is not forcing
her to do anything. She says, "he is *innocent"! Bo
tells her if that is so for her to get Haver to come and tell
him in person. She tells her uncle that Stephen wants to but
if he comes down that he has to control John McBain, "You
*cannot* let him blow up at Prof. Haver as he did before!"
Bo is confused, "before?" Jessica rants that John
is "out of control," and she says that she has seen
him do it. She tells her uncle that McBain is "too personally
involved" in the case. Meanwhile, Haver gets up, and walks
towards a lit lamp. Jessica says if he does nothing an innocent
man's life will be ruined. Meanwhile, John is on a cell phone,
he motions with his hand to Bo to keep her talking. Haver is
standing by the lamp, the light casts an chilling and
cast to his face. Bo again asks her where she is. She refuses
to tell him. He tells her that he wants the two of them to come
to his office. She glances over to Stephen. She tells her uncle
that as soon as he hears Stephen's side, just like her, he too
will believe him innocent. He tells her that if he has an alibi
for the murders he will "cut him loose right away."
Again John motions for him to extend the call. However, just
then the connection cuts off. John asks the person on the other
line if they were able to trace the call. He is frustrated to
hear that they did not. The cop rushes in and says that they
could not establish the location, but they do know that it was
north of Llanview.
Back at the cabin, Stephen comes into the room with two cups
Jessica, I don't know how to (hands her a cup) thank you for this.
JESSICA: I told you that my uncle would be reasonable.
But he wants us to go back right away! And as
soon as you tell him your alibis he's going to clear you (smiles)!
|STPEHEN: All right. All right. Just (raises
his cup) finish up this tea and get back there. This will warm
He puts the
cup to his lips. He makes a slurping noise, but the camera is
not on him so we do not see him drink. Jessica laughs, she sits
down and drinks.
Scene Five: Back at the police station, Bo and John are putting
a APB on Haver, they remind the cops to be cautious since Jessica
is with Haver. They worry that she and Haver did not make it,
if they were really coming that would have been there by now.
John says if it was up to her, implying Haver had other plans
for her. Just then Haver is heard.
I assure you your niece is quite all right, Commissioner. (Motioning
with his hand) Commissioner Buchanan, Agent McBain (he turns and
motions to a well dressed blackman, black and with a goatee who
is behind him) this is Nelson Kendall, my lawyer.
(Cont.) I'm sure you know of him. He's here to
try and help me clear up this terrible misunderstanding--
BO: (Furious) Where the hell
is Jessica (leaning into Stephen)!
He says nothing.
Scene Six: Meanwhile at the cabin. Jessica is lying unconscious
on the floor. There are no pair of leotards around her neck,
nor music box by her body so she is obvious just unconscious
from something Haver put in her tea. A little later, she gradually
comes to, confused. She cannot figure out what is wrong with
her. She calls out to Stephen, but of course there is no response
since he is not there.
Scene Seven: Back at the police station, Haver, Bo and his lawyer
walk into Bo's office.
(Gesturing) I.... don't know what else I could say. Jessica kindly
dropped me off outside the station.
BO: (Furious) Where is she?!
STEPHEN: Huh, my best guess is that she's (shrugs)
is calling on his cell. He makes a face and shakes his head.
Not at home! (Takes the phone from his ear for a moment) Not on
BO: (Talking to Stephen's lawyer, knowing he
did not) Did you see a young blonde woman drop him off?
NELSON KENDALL: I met my client inside the building.
JOHN: Hey, you know, why are we even messing
with this, all right, (pointing to Haver) let's arrest this psycho
right now, we'll deal with this other stuff later.
NELSON KENDALL: I'd be very
careful about remarks like that, Agent McBain!
not believing what he is hearing. He turns around, and says
nothing. Haver remains calm. He says nothing letting his lawyer
speak. Though there seems to be an underlying smugness.
You're here to confess, Haver?! 'Cause I'm ready to hear a confession
NELSON KENDALL: My client is here to cooperate
with the authorities! You wanted to question him in regard
to the so called Music Box homicides?
JOHN: Oh, you're damn right
we want to question him (smiles and nods his head)!
NELSON KENDALL: Well, here he
over at John with an almost gloating expression.
(Cont.) He has confirmed alibis for
the times in question.
not believing what he is hearing.
(Cont.) Volunteered by people of established
reputation. We have come prepared with their
signed affidavits. It's all
a folder to Bo, who frustrated walks to his desk, and takes
out the papers inside.
(Cont.) As you'll see here, at the time of the Elyssa Collins'
murder, Dr. Haver was a poll watcher for the town board of elections
here in Llanview. On the night of the Madison
Kensington homicide he was in Philadelphia at the Academia of
Music for the Messiah.
to pretend to play innocent, but it is obvious he is enjoying
pulling it over on Bo. Bo, is annoyed knowing it is a set up.
(Cont.) The second document is a statement from the woman beside
whom he was seated.
on his cell to check out the alibis.
Where's Rae Cummings?
STEPHEN: (Feigning ignorance and concern) You
haven't heard from Rae yet (frowns, looking worried)!
BO: You know we haven't heard
from her! Now, what did you do with her?!
STEPHEN: This is so unlike Rae,
I'm really getting worried (frowns, again feigning
JOHN: (Getting off the phone, disgusted) The
old broad's willing to give him an alibi for the night (paces
NELSON KENDALL: You have questions for my client
we're happy to cooperate.
JOHN: (Seems to get an idea, smirks, and pulls
Haver's arm to turn him towards him) Hey, you know what? I don't
know what you're pulling here today, but, uh, it's not gonna matter.
You're not going to get away with this
The police station, some time later. Bo, John and Haver's lawyer
are still chatting. Bo is frustrated to discover that Haver's
"alibis" checked out, despite knowing that there is
no way that they could. Nelson Kendall tells them that they
have been interrogating his client for hours. John wants to
know how they got the alibis. Kendall insists they are legitimate.
DA Daniel Coulson comes in and says he has spoken with a judge
who wants them to release Prof. Haver. Nelson Kendall wants
them to either formally charge his client or to release him.
John furiously tells them they cannot release Haver. Bo says
to charge him for "something!"
Scene Nine: Back at the cabin, Jessica is looking through her
purse for her phone. She cannot understand why she cannot find
it. She tries to use the phone in the cabin, but is disturbed
to discover that the line has been cut. She goes to the door,
but discovers it has been locked from the outside.
Scene Ten: Back at the police station, Coulson tells them they
cannot indict him since he has alibis for the times of the murders.
Bo is furious, he says that "this bastard" choked
seven women to death, including Gabrielle. Coulson accusing
him of taking it too personally. Nelson Kendall tells them that
they better not put a tail on his client, or he they will sue.
John goes outside as a officer walks Haver over.
(Whispering to Haver) You know, I'm going to break you. I'm going
to break you into so many pieces your mother
won't recognize you!
STEPHEN: (Almost sadly sincere) John, I don't
think that my mother would recognize me at this moment anyway.
But then, she never was one to pay much attention. Still, I wish
you luck, in your hunt for the killer. It would be a terrible
shame (now it appears he is making a veiled threat about
Jessica) for someone else to die.
away with his lawyer.
Back at the cabin, Jessica continues to try and open the door.
She bangs on the door and calls out to Haver. She goes to a
window which is boarded shut, she moves a panel of wood, but
it appears it does no good. She goes over to a cabinet and goes
through it. Inside she finds a satchel, she pulls it out and
as she goes through it. She is horrified to find a music box