date Wednesday, March 10th, 2004)
One: At the police station, Antonio and Jessica hear what is going
on at Angel Square Hotel. Mrs. Haver had been to the hospital and
was given a clean bill of health, despite her ordeal. Jessica prays
her sister Natalie is fine. Just then Bo leads Mrs. McBain into
the room. They tell Jessica and Antonio how Haver kidnapped
Mrs. McBain to set a trap for Natalie.
Scene Two: [Somewhat of a repeat of the previous episode, but there
are some differences]. Angel Square Hotel, McBain is holding
a gun to Haver's head. Haver is at the piano in the lobby
and toying with some sort of device. Meanwhile the S.W.A.T. Team
is surrounding Haver.
STEPHEN: (Calmly, his voice sounding strange, gravelly) Get
Control of your people, John! If I press this button, you'd be scraping
up pieces of Natalie all oooovvverrr Angel Square!
over towards one of the cops) Stand down! (To Haver, still holding
the gun to his head) Now, where is she?
STEPHEN: John, you disappoint me. It's exactly where
Caitlin was when she died. In your bed (looking up at him),
John! In your bed.
down at him. Stephen looks up at him, believing he is in control.
STEPHEN: John, I
want to thank you for leaving the S.W.A.T. Team downstairs.
Scene Three: The police station, Mrs. McBain explains how Stephen
Haver forced her to call Natalie to tell her that here husband Cristian
was still alive. Bo adds that of course Natalie, believed it and
went to the airport to fly off to where she was told to find him,
and that it was at the airport where Haver captured her. Jessica
fears for her safety. Bo reassures her that he is sure Natalie is
alive. He continues to tell them that Haver then got in touch with
John and told him to meet him at the hotel.
Scene Four: Back at the hotel, John is walking behind Haver towards
John's hotel room, his gun pointed at Stephen's back.
in front of McBain's room.
you and me, Haver! Open it!
STEPHEN: (Motioning to the door knob and acting as if it is
a normal situation) All right! (Looks up at him and then opens the
door) After you!
JOHN: Move it!
STEPHEN: (Walking inside) Trust, it's a beautiful thing.
is tied to the bed and gagged; several sticks of explosives are
taped to her body. John looks over towards her.
(Motioning to her to be quiet and calm) Shhh! (He looks around the
room, then turns back to her) are you okay? (He walks over to check
STEPHEN: I would suggest you don't touch anything. I would
suggest you be veerrry, very careful.
John is trying to calm her. She looks around terrified. John does
not know what to do.
(Sobbing) Why.... why are you doing this?
Scene Five: Back at the hotel. John is sitting next to Natalie;
Haver is pacing around, his fingers on the remote.
JOHN: (Trying to calm her) Shh, shh, ignore him. Ignore him.
(Looking over towards Stephen) Nobody's doing anything. Right, Haver?
STEPHEN: (Turning around, pretending to drop the remote) Oh, oh,
gasps and whimpers. John fumes at Haver's sick joke.
I'd better be careful. The keypad is (looking down at it) extra sensitive.
JOHN: Ahh, come on, you know it can't be this easy.
Why don't you just share with us your bigger plan.
STEPHEN: "Share?" Ha.... (walking closer to them)
that's a therapist word, John. Are you ready to share with me? Quid
pro quo? Psychiatry with a psychiatrist?
JOHN: Can't beat you at your own game.
STEPHEN: Hmm.... Is this the same John McBain who stood
in front of the press five years ago vowing to bring
down the White Rose Killer, but still.... still, John,
here I stand (looking at him).
is terrified, she and John look at each other. John turns towards
You're confessing? You know, you probably could've kept this going
for another.... five years.
STEPHEN: (Shaking his head) Nooo, (looking down) I'm tired,
John. I'm tired. (Sighing) Haa.... (Looking up, emotionally) I'll
JOHN: (Chuckling) "Move on?"
STEPHEN: "Move on!"
laughs ironically again.
time to move on.
JOHN: Even if you get past me (motioning with his head) you
got to get past the S.W.A.T. Team. Make one mistake with those boys--
STEPHEN: (Looking down, he is obviously more upset and uncertain
than he lets on) I (extending the word) don't make mistakes
(Looking at John with a dead certainty)!
JOHN: (Confident, pushing Haver's buttons) Oohhh, but you did,
Haver! You made a big mistake!
Six: The Hotel Lobby, the members of the S.W.A.T. Team are waiting
with guns drawn. One member goes over to tell Bo that the team is
in place. He tells someone, we only see the person from behind and
just partially, "You know what to do." The person walks
Back in the room.
(Exhaling deeply, and bending down on his knees at the edge of the
bed) Ahhh, All right, John, your move.What mistake did I make?
JOHN: (Confidentially) One of your victims is still alive.
Did you know that, Haver.
STEPHEN: (Slightly nodding) Sarah Roberts, yes, yeess. But
she can't identify her assailant. Not that she has a voice to testify
NATALIE: (Defiantly but breathing heavily) Yeah, but a lot
of other people do!
JOHN: (Turning towards her to silence her) Natalie! (To Haver,
confident) Oh, I'm not talking about Flash.
STEPHEN: (Haver looks at him his head cocked, his mouth partly
open, squinting, then he partially smiles) You're bluffing. Right?
None of the others survived.
then, on cue, Rae Cummings enters the room, very much alive.
gasps. Haver blinks in shock. Then he stands up suddenly.
not hallucinating, Stephen.
Scene Seven: Back in the room, Stephen still is silent as he gazes
at the very much alive Rae.
takes a few steps, it looks like he is limping some.
(Cont.) I didn't die. I crawled out from the fire. When the
door blew off and someone rescued me.
STEPHEN: (Obviously upset but trying to affect a calm imagine,
he seems to be thinking) Ahh. (Slight smile) The door. Blew off (frowning).
When it blew off. And the gas tank--
RAE: No, I got out before you blew the explosion.
JOHN: (Taunting him) I thought you were a protectionist, Haver.
STEPHEN: (Dazed) What?
JOHN: But hell, you can't even walk a straight line without
that heel device in your shoe, can you?
JOHN: Is tha.... Is that the reason the girls didn't like you?
Was it (waving the gun) because you were a gimp? Or was it something
STEPHEN: Haa.... you don't know anything.
RAE: (Walking around) You know John (clearing her throat) is....
(taking off her coat) is right, Stephen.
is upset, he mouths something, apparently trying to regain his composure.
Rae continues to walk around, confidently, her arms over her chest,
using her psychology to further fluster him into losing it. In the
background, Haver is leaning against the wall, almost withering
from the words.
He's right! Wha.... what about that girl you.... you loved soooo much
in college. Penny McIntyre. What happen to that? Why did she break
STEPHEN: Ah, I (extending the word).... I broke it off.
She.... (struggling) she was.... (panting) sh.... (his voice deepening,
swinging his head) she was a.... sllluuttt! She was a whoorrre!
(Nodding and slightly smiling) I broke it off! I (Again
extending the pronunciation) didn't like her! I didn't like
JOHN: That's not what she told us when we called her.
STEPHEN: (Panting heavily, becoming more and more affected
by their taunts) I--
JOHN: (Cont.) She said that you were just toooo....
STEPHEN: I.... I'm what? I'm too what?
RAE: I talked to your mother, Stephen.
STEPHEN: (Panting even more heavily, growling) ah.... (sniffs)
RAE: (Cont., turning towards him) She left you.
STEPHEN: (Putting out his hand, as if to block her words) Ha....
walks towards her, his eyes squeezed shut, his hand outstretched.
Natalie and John watch from the bed. John knows their plan to get
at Haver is working.
(Cont.) Please.... please understand, ha.... this isn't about my mother.
I don't care about my mother. (Gesturing with his hand) I don't care
about my mother. (Turning towards Rae, pleading) Please....
RAE: It must be (her voice overcome with emotion, almost in
tears) terrifying when someone leaves you....
STEPHEN: (Speaking simultaneously as her) I don't care about
STEPHEN: (His eyes still closed tightly, his hand out gesturing
for her to stop) Please....
RAE: (Cont.) And when it is a woman, it must be really
STEPHEN: I.... I....
RAE: (Cont.) So what did you do, you stopped them....
STEPHEN: Rae.... Rae....
RAE: (Cont.) ....you (frowning) made sure that no other
woman (questioningly) would ever leave you again?
He tightens his eyes
and puts up his hand towards his mouth, to stop her, to block out
(Cont.) ....until now.
STEPHEN: (Almost pleading) Rae....
RAE: (Becoming more angry) You didn't kill me!
STEPHEN: Rae, please....
RAE: (Cont.) Here I am, Stephen! Here I am!
On the bed, John caresses
Natalie's hair, he mouths something to her, as he watches Haver
and Rae, waiting to make his move.
Please! Don't say another word. Please....
Face it, Haver, you're done!
Eight: The Palace's bar, Viki meets up with Jessica, who tells her
mother about Natalie.
Scene Nine: Back in the hotel room, Rae is continuing to get at
Stephen, and it is working, he is losing more and more control.
RAE: John's right, you're never getting out of here alive.
STEPHEN: (His head turned down and away, his hand up to stop
the words) You think.... I'm going to give myself up to you.
RAE: Oh.... (covering her face with her hand).
Suddenly he points
his hand towards the bed, but keeps his head turned away. Natalie
gasps. Then he slinks away. As John talks Rae has her hand to her
You're right. This is personal. It's between you and me. So,
look, I'm going to put this (showing his gun) away....
Rae then sighs, and
takes her hand away. She nods her heard surruptiously. We see Bo
at the door his gun ready. She signals him.
(Cont.) I'm going to put this away.... So why don't you do this....
and Antonio sneaks into the room, unnoticed. Rae exhales, fidgeting,
trying not give them away. John has his hands outstretched to show
he is not armed.
(Cont.) ....why don't you let Rae and let Natalie go.
STEPHEN: Nooo (shaking his head).... John, your (putting out
his hand) hostage techniques.... are so tedious to me!
JOHN: Hey! Listen to me! You got a problem with me
deal with me!
keeps putting up his hand to block out John's words, and continues
to turn his head away, cringing. Like a child who is being punished
and is worried about what will happen.
(Cont.) Be a man for once in your life!
RAE: You're my Little Man (obviously imitating his mother,
Marlena, she turns towards him).
STEPHEN: What?! What?! What did you say?!
RAE: (Walking towards him, and looking up at him) You're my
Little Man, Stevie!
she walks towards him, he continues to step back, to get away. He
continues to try and prevent her from saying more.
(Cont.) Come here!
STEPHEN: (Putting out his hands as if in defense) No....
RAE: (Cont.) Give me a kiss, Stevie!
STEPHEN: (Begging) Rae, Rae, no! Rae, please no, don't say
RAE: That's what your mother....
STEPHEN: Don't say.... don't say....
RAE: (Cont.) ....isn't it?
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....don't.... don't....
RAE: But she was lying....
STEPHEN: Don't talk like that.... Don't use that word to
RAE: (Cont.) ....you know she was lying....
STEPHEN: ....don't talk like that! Don't sa....
RAE: (Cont.) ....she had alot of men in her life!
STEPHEN: Don't sa....
RAE: (Cont.) Didn't she?
STEPHEN: No.... don't talk like that....
RAE: (Cont.) ....and she gave them all more attention than...
STEPHEN: No... WWWWWWWHHHHHHOOOOORRRRRREEEEE! WWWWWWWHHHHHHOOOOORRRRRREEEEE!
for all of them.... everybody and....
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....a Whore.
is sobbing. John has his fist to his mouth, biding his time to react.
Stephen puts up his fingers to silence them.
RAE: And you were
last on the list. Isn't that true?....
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....she was a whore.
RAE: (Cont.) ....her own son.
Meanwhile, Bo and Antonio
are waiting to react.
(Cont.) ....and then she got to a point....
Stephen mumbles something unintelligible, he is almost crawling
to get away from the truth, from his past.
(Cont.) ....where she couldn't stand the sight of you.
STEPHEN: (Shaking his head) Noo.
RAE: (Cont.) Isn't that right? That's what she told me!
to mumble, denying what she is saying.
(Cont.) ....and (squeezing her eye shut tightly) you knew it too because
you could hear it in her voice.
leans against the door. He crawls up holding the remote for the
explosives. Rae is against the door. Bo is ready to strike. John
is waiting for the right moment. Natalie is freaking out.
(Cont.) She was... hal-low. No feeling.... about when
she said, (almost in tears) "You're my Little Man!"
instant John lunges for his arm. Natalie shrikes out. John and Haver
fall to the floor struggling for the remote. The remote falls out
of his hands, and as it does so Antonio runs in and drops to the
floor getting it.
storms in to help John who has Haver pinned to the floor his gun
to Haver's head. [Everyone is talking at once, it is hard to hear
who is saying what].
Ah! (A mix of taunting to get John in trouble but also it seems to
get himself out of his misery, begging) John! Do it! Please!
BO: NO! (Grabbing John's arm).
STEPHEN: Just do it, John!
BO: NO! (Grabbing John by the collar to stop him).
STEPHEN: (Egging him on) Do it! Do it!
BO: John! It's okay we got him.We got him!
STEPHEN: Don't listen to him! Do it! Do it, John!
(Cont.) Put his hands back! Cuff him!
Antonio are having a difficult time trying to subdue Stephen.
STEPHEN: (Still trying to get him to react) John! John!
BO: SHUT UP, Haver!
(Back to his weird gravelly voice he seems back in control, trying
to manipulate them) Johnny!
They finally subdue
him and pull him up to his feet. Meanwhile John walks around,
he seems to be shaken and affected by what has happened.
ANTONIO [or] B0 [it is difficult to tell]: Get out
STEPHEN: I'm still here!
BO: SHUT UP!
they are dragging him away.
(From outside the door) IT'S NOT OVER YET!
Rae is checking
on Natalie. She tells her uncle Bo that she is fine. Bo comforts
Rae. John says nothing and shuts off the device. Bo tells him
that he will go with Antonio; He does not want to take any chances.
Rae tells him that she is going with him. John notices Natalie
is still terrified and wonders what is wrong. She informs him
that Stephen set up a secondary device to go off. Despite some
tension he manages to deactivate it. Natalie falls into
his arms. He comforts her. Though it is obvious that he
is flashing back to his finacée Caitlin's death at the
hands of Haver.
Scene Ten: The police station, Viki and Jessica are waiting for
word. Just then Bo arrives. Bo assures a worried Viki that her
daughter is fine and that she will be coming with John. Viki is
shocked to see Rae. They had all thought she was dead. Rae tells
her that Haver had thought the same thing. Bo informs Viki that
Rae helped save Natalie's life. Viki thanks her, and she replies
that she was glad she could help. Rae asks Bo a favor, could she
give her statement later, she has someone special she is meeting.
He agrees. Antonio goes off to check on Haver. Just then Haver
is being escorted by several police down the corridor. Jessica
sees him and stares at him. He has regained his composure, and
stops and looks at her, obviously trying to regain his control
over her. They stare at each other for a few moments, and then
Antonio pushes him along. She is obviously upset at how Haver
was able to manipulate her so easily.
Bo takes Mrs. McBain
into his office, and just then Natalie and John arrive. Natalie
assures her mother she is fine. "John saved me."