date Thursday, March 18th, 2004)
Hotel room, Puerto Rico, Jessica and Antonio; they are starting
their romantic get-away. She tells him that they are there to forget
their problems -- she has not once mentioned Prof. Haver.
They tell me you threw a tantrum. How's your headache?
Scene Two: Haver's jail cell, Haver is thinking, touching his forehead,
Bo Buchanan walks up.
STEPHEN: (Rubbing his forehead) Excuse me, Commissioner,
I need to talk to Agent McBain.
BO: He's busy.
STEPHEN: Is he? Being booked for assaulting me?
The D.A. threw that out.
STEPHEN: (Turning towards Bo, surprised) They threw that out?
BO: Yeah! We all know that you inflicted those injuries
STEPHEN: How about a replay then, let's look at the security
BO: (Moving around his head) Well our camera was out of commission
when you ah.... (the slams his two fists against the bars) did your
ah.... face plant.
STEPHEN: Really, how convenient!
BO: You knew they were out of commission, Haver, that's why
you thought you could get away with this. (Shaking his head) But it's
not going to work this time!
starts to walk off.
I still have a message for Agent McBain.
BO: (Stops, angrily) Well you SAVE IT! The arraignment's
guard closes the outer bars; he walks off.
(Pleased, obviously he has something planned) Excellent! I'm looking
forward to that!
Three: Haver's cell, some time later; his attorney Kendall Nelson
is in his cell, sitting on the lower bunk; he takes out a yellow
note pad from his briefcase, revealing his cell phone. Stephen is
holding a book and pacing.
KENDALL NELSON: Tomorrow
is just procedure. We may not win bail but at least we have a--
STEPHEN: (Interrupting) So, John McBain (fiddling with his
fingers) will bear no responsibilities for assaulting me.
KENDALL NELSON: (Taking some notes) And don't go grandstanding to the
STEPHEN: (Leaning against the opposite wall) Why? I might be
good at "grandstanding"?!
Just sit still.... (looking up at Stephen) and do what you're
told! (Looking back down at what he is writing) And.... convincing
the judge that you're insane will be a (makes a snapping noise) snap.
STEPHEN: (Not happy about the "insane" comment) Are
you saying you think that I'm insane?
KENDALL NELSON: (Chuckles) Only (looking back up at him) that creating that impression
is our best defense to keep you off Death Row (Then looks
back at what he is writing.
STEPHEN: (Ironic laugh, gestures) Well, (raises his eyebrows)
doesn't really matter anyway!
KENDALL NELSON: Quite
the contrary! (Looking at Stephen) It's critical (tearing
off a sheet of paper).
STEPHEN: (Takes a letter out of the book he is holding) This
(holding the note and looking at it) is critical! (Gestures)
I need you to give (looking at his lawyer) this in person (pointing
the the letter) to the person listed on the front. (Gestures in emphasis)
Insist on a photo identification (puts his fingers to his mouth).
KENDALL NELSON: (Putting down the notepad and looking at Haver) What is it?
not seem to want to tell him.
KENDALL NELSON: (Cont.)
Anything you tell me is confidential.
STEPHEN: (Looks at the note, then at his lawyer, chuckles)
Ha.... (then he looks at the note, examining it) Well it's (being
evasive) merely some (looks at his lawyer) instructions (then
back at the letter) about some financial transactions and.... things
(looking back at his lawyer, trying not to make him suspicious) having
to do with my work. (Looking at him) You don't need specifics.
(Looking at him, not suspicious) All right.
STPEHEN: But I do need to know that you deliver this
(flicking it with one hand, then looking at it again) before--
KENDALL NELSON: "Before" they send you to the mental hospital?
STEPHEN: (Smirk, fiddling with the note) I'm not going
to any psych ward.
It's better than prison.... I promise!
STEPHEN: (Smirking, looking at him confidently, fiddling with
the note) I'm not going to prison, either! I'm....
dizzy and then putting his hand to his forehead, dropping the note.
Stumbles and then regains his composure.
walks to the bunk bed, his lawyer watching. Panting, he eases himself
on the bed.
chuckles and gets up. Haver then palms Nelson's cell phone, and
moves aside the note pad so Nelson will not notice. He then puts
the phone off to the side. Nonchalantly he rubs nose, as Nelson
goes back to the briefcase and shuts it; not noticing that his phone
is gone. He backs up to leave.
I'll see you first thing in the morning, then.
STEPHEN: And you deliver (pointing motion with his hand) that
indicates that he will. He turns and walks to the bars and calls
to the guard.
can be heard opening the cell. Haver looks around with his eyes,
(Grunting as she reaches for the phone) Ahh... (answering it) Hel-lo?
Scene Four: Hotel in Puerto Rico, Jessica has gone
back to her room to change. Just then her cell rings. She leans
over the bed to answer it.
is no answer and she is confused.
is Haver, using the phone he nicked from his lawyer. He says nothing
but hums the repetative music he used to play when he would
hypnotize her. His look very psychotic.
The scene continues, Jessica's hotel room, she realizes who it is
and is terrified.
That's right.... I'm calling to say (almost sadly) good-bye!
looks terrified as the scene fades out.
Scene Six: Nora was set up on date, but the man turned out to be
married. Bo comes up and wonders what is wrong. Nora tells him that
it is just her usual look. She lists her bad luck with men. First
there was Troy MacIver. Then she had drinks a couple of times with
Stephen Haver. Roxy tries to comfort her, telling her that she is
not a loser. She tells Nora to look on the bright side, at least
*this* guy was not a serial killer. Nora is comforted.
Scene Seven: Haver's cell, Haver has called Jessica on her
cell phone, despite her being on a getaway vacation in Puerto Rico
(Sounding spooky) Listen to me, Jessica. This is important!
JESSICA: (Nervously touching her hair) Are you
allowed to be calling me?
STEPHEN: Don't believe people when they tell you.... I'm
simply a monster! There's nothing simple about it!
(Pauses for moment) I'm a scientist. I was experimenting.
JESSICA: (Scoffs) You killed women!
STEPHEN: (Seriously believing what he is saying) My
subject.... dealt with people who knew they were at the moment
of their deaths. Not that moment they lived. Jessica,
I saw such things you wouldn't believe.
is listening on, freaked out by what he is saying, grabbing on
to her hair as a reaction.
(Cont.) It was beautiful!
JESSICA: You know, y--you should.... you should
be telling this to the police.
STEPHEN: (He seems sincere) I never would have hurt
you, Jessica. (Emotionally) The world is a much more beautiful place
with you in it.
JESSICA: (Gets up, and still is nervously touching
her hair) Stop it! Shut up!
STEPHEN: The truth is, you're probably the only person in
the world that I'll miss.
throws the phone across the room, and runs out the door. Haver
closes his eyes tightly as if truly hurt by her dejection.
Scene Eight: Puerto Rico, Jessica has told Antonio what happened
concerning Haver. He reassures her, he has talked to the police
back home. She tells him "he sounded like a lunatic."
Antonio tells her that tomorrow is the arraignment, Haver probably
thought talking to her as he did was his last chance to save himself
from the electric chair. Antonio tells her there is nothing to
worry about, Haver is back in Llanview and she is here in Puerto
Rico; he cannot get to her.
Scene Nine: Haver's jail cell, Haver pushes the cell phone under
his pillow, and leans against the bunk, moving his fingers over
his face, as if he did nothing. Just then the guard lets Bo into
the jail area.
(Angrily) Hand it over (Leaning out his arm through the bars to
reach for the phone)!
STEPHEN: (Turning to look at him) I beg your pardon?
BO: I know you made a call to Jessica. (Waving his hand)
Now give me the phone!
says and does nothing. After a moment Bo responds again.
Otherwise (gesturing) I'm going to have a couple of my bigger
officers come in there and turn you every which way but loose (throwing
down his hand in emphasis) 'til the phone hits the deck! And I have
a line of volunteers. (Stretches out his arm) Now come on!
STEPHEN. (Says nothing for an moment, then finally agrees)
As you wish. (Reaching under the pillow for the phone. He examines
it for a few seconds) I have no further need of it.(Bringing it
to him) There you go.
He hands it to
Bo who angrily snatches it away.
(Cont.) I have.... done everything I need.... to get what
date Friday, March 19th, 2004)
Scene One: Llanview
Courthouse hallway, it is the day of the trial. John, Nora and
Bo are there. Bo gives John his badge for the Llanview PD. A
group of reports see John and rush up to interview and take
photos of him.
Oh, Agent McBain, do you have a comment on.... on the Haver arraignment?
MALE REPORTER #1: Isn't true that you got a little too
close to the Music Box murder case?
FEMALE REPORTER #1: Was that before or after
you resigned from the FBI?
BO: (Putting up two fingers to silence them) Folks, folks,
we're going to have.... a press conference (gesturing) right
after the arraignment, okay.
MALE REPORTER #2: (Shooting from the crowd)
HERE HE COMES!
FEMALE REPORTER #2:
interviewing and photographing Bo turn immediately and run off
to see Haver. They start throwing questions at him and taking
his photo. He is wearing a suit and tie and being lead in by two
guards, they have to push the reporters out of the way to make
room for him to walk [it is hard to get everything being said].
REPORTER #1: [Not
sure which reporter is asking questions] DR. HAVER DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING
GUARD #1 (ROBERT): STAY BACK! STAY BACK! ROOM PLEASE!
MALE REPORTER #1: [Again hard to tell which reporter]
DR. HAVER, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PLEA?
FEMALE REPORTER #1: [Again hard to know who is asking
the questions] COME ON, DR. HAVER, GIVE US A STATEMENT! GIVE US
MALE REPORTER #1:
[Again hard to tell which reporter] COME ON! COME ON! HOW DOES
FEMALE REPORTER #1: [Again hard to tell which reporter]
COME ON, I GOT A DEADLINE!
the reports and just keeps walking. Then he sees something and
Ed McMann introducing Johnny Carson, smiling) HHHEEELLLLLLOOO JOOHHHNNNYYY!
John glares at
him, knowing he is putting on a show for the reporters to further
his plea of insanity.
(Talking to the reports, in a normal voice) Excuse me, ladies and
gentlemen, I see an old friend.
glares, his arms crossed in front of him, Bo also is annoyed,
Nora seemed to not believe what she is seeing and hearing. Throughout
this the reporters are taking their photos at a mad rate. Stephen's
voice is odd, it seems he has something planned.
John, I hope you enjoyed our.... little game together. But
like all good things.... (tilts his head in emphasis) you
looks at John, who continues to say nothing in response to the
obvious taunt and act. He starts talking again and Nora looks
back at him.
(Cont.) And remember.... we all kill the things we love, in the
end (slight smirk as if he knows something). And, uh.... (bites
his lip, looks down, as if thinking, the looks up and smiles knowingly)
just glares at him.
#2: ALL RIGHT,
(pushing back the crowd) OUT OF THE WAY!
ROBERT THE GUARD: BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!
MALE REPORTER #1: How many women did you kill?
ROBERT THE GUARD: COME ON! COME!
FEMALE REPORTER #1: Dr. Haver--
MALE REPORTER #1: WHY ISN'T--
this time other reporters throw out questions simultaneously,
as Haver is being lead to the courtroom door. Just then, a couple
of shoots are heard. The scene is pandemonium. People are screaming.
Everyone is getting down. John pushes Nora down, and gets up with
his gun, giving orders. Bo is screaming, and has his gun
DOWN! DOWN NOW! DOWN NOW!
BO: GET DOWN! SIR GET DOWN!
is looking around for the shooter. Everyone is on the floor, a
man is against the wall and points to the direction of the shots.
CAME FROM OVER (points to where John, Nora and Bo had been standing)
cops are lying over Haver. John searches around, his gun drawn.
YOU! GET DOWN!.... JOHN!
JOHN: HALLWAYS ARE CLEAR, BO! HALLWAYS ARE CLEAR!
BO: (Gets up and motions to stay down) STAY DOWN! STAY DOWN!
goes over to where Haver is, he is lying on the floor, a blood
pouring from a wound to his chest. Bo touches his throat to check
his pulse. The two cops are trying to loosen Haver's collar.
HOW DOES HIM LOOK, BO!
BO: IT LOOKS BAD!
Haver blinks and has a satisfied look.
Scene Two: The Courthouse, the place is still in pandemonium.
Nora is walking around, talking on her cell phone.
This is A.D.A.
Buchanan. We need an ambulance....
BO: (Talking to the cops) LOCK DOWN THE BUILDING (putting
on surgical gloves)! NOBODY IN OR OUT.
NORA: (Cont., on the phone) Gun shot wound we're in the West
JOHN: (To one cop pointing to the right) Lock down that hallway.
(To another cop, pointing to the left) Lock down that hallway. Check
reporters are milling about taking notes, conferring with each
other and calling the news back to their agencies.
Bo is kneeling next to Haver, applying pressure to the wound.
Nora comes over, kneeling next to them, to see how Haver is.
How's Dr. Haver?
BO: (Looking at her but still applying pressure) It's bad!
It's bad! We may lose him before the ambulance gets here.
is upset, she runs her hands through her hair.
(To the crowd) Step back, please! Give him air! Step back!
continues to try and keep Haver alive until the ambulance arrives.
The reporters are hovering around taking photos of the injured
Haver, and writing their articles.
SOMEBODY CHECK ON THE AMBULANCE!
Three: The Courthouse, Haver is now on a stretcher, he has a neck
brace. A female EMT work is working on him, first giving him oxygen
and then belting him to the stretcher. A cop is trying to
shield him from the gang of reporters who are circling around
him. Bo is giving instructions to someone on his cell.
I want men on every exit. No one leaves the parking lot. I'll get
back to you (he closes the phone). (Talking the EMT people) Keep
A male EMT work
is at the foot of the stretcher and rolls him away. The female
paramedic monitors Stephen. Bo says something unintelligible
to one of the cops. Nora is in the back ground talking on her
cell. A cameraman has his light on video taping Haver being
I need him alive! (Nora walks over towards him, talking to her)
How are you doing?
NORA: (Watching them wheeled Haver off) I'm okay.
BO: (Looking at her) Look, why don't you (gestures) take
off? (Points to the courtroom) The court's not in session today.
tells him that she has to take Matt to a party anyway. Bo calls
over to one of the cops. He calls over the cop Robert to escort
Nora out. He asks another cop if he checked the "air ducks."
The cop says it's too small. Just then a woman comes up, she had
been on her cell when the shooting began.
Excuse Me, Commissioner, Buchanan. I think I maybe I saw
the person who shot the prisoner.
BO: (Interested, his hand on his chin) You did? Where is
he? (Takes his hand down and looks around) Can you point him out?
WOMAN: Ahhh, yesss, (looking around sees him and points)
That man! Right there!
is John McBain, who is on the other side of the hallway, putting
Scene Four: The Courthouse, Bo and the female witness; Bo gets
off the phone to the hospital, he was checking on Haver; however,
he has not arrived yet. Bo thanks the woman for her help, but
tells her that the person she pointed out as the shooter is a
cop. She leans her head over to look at John, and scoffs, "Well
all I know," pointing at John, "is I saw *him* with
a *gun*!" He thanks her again, and walks off. She is
annoyed that he will not listen to her further. Could she be a
set up to frame John? Bo walks over to John who is handling
a gun, the probable weapon used to shoot Haver. He says it is
a, "Astrid 9mm. It's still warm." He tells Bo, "I
found it in the trash." They give the gun to a cop to have
analyzed by forensics. Bo remembers that John had a gun just like
that at the target range the previous week. John tells him he
did, he used it for a back-up. Bo wants to stick around, and he
wants John to go to the hospital to hopefully talk to Haver for
some clues. Bo says "He looked bad! I don't think he is going
to make it!"
Scene Five: The University Hospital, the paramedics are wheeling
him to the O.R., followed by a Dr. Jordon Kingsley. They run off
Stephen's vitals and what they had done to him the doctor. A nurse
B.P. 60 palp. Pulse 130. Nu.... Number 16-gauge A.C.
MALE PARAMEDIC: Tension pneumo right. Decompressed on the
DR. JORDAN KINGSLEY: (To the nurse) Alert the O.R. Get him
set up for a chest and get him incubated now! Come on! Let's
nurse gets things for the surgery, just as Dr. Michael McBain
Are we swamped?
NURSE JANIE: Yeah, Dr. Kingsley just took a gunshot victim
then Dr. Kingsley busts open the doors and calls from the O.R.
from where they just took Stephen.
JORDAN KINGSLEY: MICHAEL! JANIE! CODE BLUE! NOW! COME ON! LET'S
Scene Six: Outside the O.R., John arrives and asks his brother
Michael about Stephen Haver's status. Michael tells his brother
that Kingsley was able to stabilize him and then they rushed him
to O.R. "What the *hell* happened?" He tells him that
someone was able to get a gun into the Court House, despite the
security being tight. Michael wonders if it was like at the police
station, it was one of his victims out for revenge. John says
he does not know. He then asks about Haver. Michael says, "I
don't know. He's got *massive* internal injuries. I-I'd be amazed
if he made it out of surgery."
Scene Seven: The Courthouse, Bo and the two cops. They tell Bo
that they have done the interviews with witnesses and that they
are going to check the video security tapes and then make a second
sweep of the area. He tells them they they can let the people
go. "How the *hell* did somebody get in here a gun and then
get out without anybody seeing them?" The two cops do not
understand how it happened either. Matthew calls Bo asking if
he will be at the party. Bo tells him he probably will not because
he is busy -- Matthew is upset because he wanted his father there
because he wanted to set up us parents so that the would get back
together, he ha a plan to get them to participate in a dance competition.
After Bo hangs up, he tells a cop to make sure no one cleans up
until after forensics have had a chance to do a thorough search
of the crime scene. Later Bo changes his mind and shows up at
the party, much to Matthew's joy -- it appears his plan might
work. While there Bo gets a phone call, it is bad news. It appears
the gun they found at the scene is in fact registered to John
Scene Eight: University Hospital, Michael and John. Michael tells
his brother that Haver made it through the surgery but things
are still uncertain. He tells John that they will be moving
him to I.C.U. and that he can question Haver, but he will have
to wait a few minutes. He adds that Stephen is asking to talk
with a cop. Michael gets a call from his girlfriend Marcie, and
as he is talking he gets interrupted by a nurse regarding Haver's
condition, he is hemorrhaging.
Michael rushes in. Haver's condition
is deteriorating. He is choking on his blood, and is trying to
remove the oxygen mask to speak. A nurse another nurse (not Janie)
is checkinghis vitals.
Ju.... Just lie back (trying to calm Haver, trying to keep him from
moving), Dr. Haver. Ju.... just lie back, okay.
tries to remove his oxygen mask so he can say something. He gasps,
and chokes and spits up blood. He leans forward.
He's suddenly started hemorrhaging from the [hard to make out what
MICHAEL: We need to get him to O.R., right away! (Trying
to calm him) Stabilize him and get him to O.R.
STEPHEN: (Grunting) No.... (gasping) Uh.... (He is
horse and has a difficult time speaking, grabs Michael's wrist)
The man who did this.... uh... I know.... the man who did this.
MICHAEL: Just lie--
STEPHEN: (Cont.) ....I know him! He murdered
me! (Chokes and spits up blood) He.... he's John McBain!
(Cont.) John McBain! Ah....
head rolls back, he eyes roll back. He pants, breathing his last
looks over towards John and Bo. They say nothing. Haver no longer
is talking. The nurse is holding a bag for his epi. Just then
he flatlines. Michael tries to revive him. John and Bo look on,
knowing this is bad news.
date Monday, March 22nd
through Friday, March 27th, 2004)
cannot revive Haver, and he is declared dead. It is a death bed
confession and Nora tells John i that it can be used in court
but it is weak evidence. Bo believes John that he had nothing
to do with Stephen's death. Antonio and John know that Stephen
set up the death as a final act of revenge to get to John. However,
D.A. Daniel Colson feels differently. The newspapers in town all
are doing stories on John being involved. New evidence comes out
and Bo is forced to arrest John for Haver's murder. A Llanview
police officer, Philips, has come forward saying that he had done
some dishonorable things and was feeling horrible. At this time,
John McBain came to him and asked him to kill Haver. He gave him
the gun and paid him. After this confession, Antonio and Bo the
keep tabs on the officer. They trace him to a seedy motel. When
they go inside his room they find him dead, having committed suicide.
He left a note which makes case against McBain even stronger.
Jessica talks to Antonio, she thinks she has something
figured out. She reminds Antonio that Haver used hypnosis on her.
She wonders if he did that to Philips. She tells Antonio what
she remember about what Haver did to her. First Haver drugged
her. Then he would talk to her and get her to believe things which
he wanted her to believe; he made her feel calm, and she wanted
to do whatever he asked. There was also the music which was the
trigger. Antonio is pleased, he is sure, with this information,
he has figured it all out and he will be able to exonerate John.
date Monday, March 29th, 2004)
One: Antonio and Jessica's place, Antonio and Jessica; they remember
that Haver did the same thing to Troy MacIver to get him
to believe he was the killer, and Haver got him confess. Later
Natalie comes over, after Antonio has gone to follow up on this
latest bit of information. Natalie admits to her sister that she
thinks she is falling in love with John. Jessica goes through
her purse and cannot find the bottle of pills -- Haver swiped
them when she visited him the day before he died. She looks around
her place but cannot find them.
Scene Two: The police station, Antonio is going over the surveillance
tapes from Haver's cell. On the tape, Haver is playing cards
with a guard, not the usual one, but the Philips who confessed
to killing Haver and who then allegedly committed suicide. There
is a table set up outside the bars, the cop is sitting outside
the cell, and Haver is sitting in his cell; they are playing cards.
There is a cup on the table. Antonio slows down the tape's speed.
With one hand Haver is reaching for the cards, the cop watches
Haver play his hand.With
his other hand, Haver seems to be dropping something into the
The next shot is
of Haver standing near the bars and the co p next to the bars.
"*Gotcha*, Haver!.... All right, so you drugged him.... but
where the hell did you get the drugs to do it!"
Scene Three: Antonio returns and tells Natalie, Jessica and John
that the cop Philips was drugged with sleeping pills which he
lifted from Jessica's purse. They have it all on tape. It appears
that these tapes were found at Philips' place, he had switched
them with other tapes. They also found a coded message, which
they believe is the instructions from Haver.
date Tuesday, March 30th
through Wednesday, March 31st, 2004)
of the new evidence D.A. Daniel Colson has agreed to drop the
case. Colson holds conference and formally clears John,
thanking him for all his work on the case. After the press conference
Nora tells them it is finally over. Though Bo has a bad feeling.
Haver was too thorough, he loved playing games and always planned
his moves well in advance. Nora thinks he is being silly. Haver
is in the morgue where he cannot hurt anyone. His brother Michael
and his mother wonder how he is feeling. Later Bo tells
Antonio that he has this nagging feeling that the case is not
over. Antonio is sure it is over, framing John was his final
plan, and it did not work; Haver is dead. Bo thinks it might
be because of Gabrielle, but he is ready to close the case. John
talks to Bo who tells him the Music Box Killer case is officially
closed. John is glad he does not want to hear that name ever again.
Later Haver gets a special delivery. It is from Haver. The message
reads, "You missed one, John. Maybe dead, maybe alive. Cops
always think they're the hunters." They try to figure this
apparently leads to story for John having emotional problems and
abusing pain medicine. The way the storyline ended I get
the feeling that originally Haver was to have come return from
the dead and be a nemesis to John, and torment Jessica; "back
from the dead"/"faked death" is a soap staple;
with Matt returning to Days of our Lives that June we will
never know for sure.]