[Episodes aired throughout December
SCENE ONE: KAYLA HAS COLLAPSED ON THE WHARF
JUST AFTER CALLING ROMAN. SHE IS TAKEN HOME BY A CRAZY GUY WHO
NURSES HER. STEVE IS FRANTIC AND ALICE REASSURES HIM THAT SHE
WILL BE FOUND
JENNIFER AND FRANKIE BECAME ENGAGED THE NIGHT OF JACK AND KAYLA'S
WEDDING, BUT SOON AFTER SHE VISITED HER MOTHER AND HAS THE IMPRESSION
THAT SHE WILL END UP IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AS WELL. SHE BREAKS UP
WITH FRANKIE BUT STILL LOVES HIM. HE CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY SHE BROKE
UP WITH HIM.
FRANKIE TAKES A JOB ON A TEEN HELP LINE AND IS ATTRACTED TO HIS
MATH PROFESSOR WHO IS ALSO INTERESTED IN HIM.
ADRIENNE HAS MARRIED JUSTIN IN GREECE BUT IS FINDING IT HARD TO
ADJUST TO LIFE AS A KIRIAKIS.
JACK AND MELISSA ARE SITTING IN SHENANIGAN'S.
MELISSA: Jack, it's only a matter of time before
you find Kayla.
JACK: Maybe it's already
MELISSA: Jack, come on, you can't think that
JACK: What am I supposed to think? We can't
find her. We don't have the slightest clue of where she could be.
MELISSA: Jack you've got to stay calm. You
have to take care of yourself. You haven't been eating anything.
JACK: I'm not hungry!
MELISSA: Making yourself sick is not going
to help Kayla. There's nothing any of us can but wait. I just wish
there was something I could do to help you.
JACK: You are doing something. You're just being
here. That helps.
UP TO THE BAR AND LOOKS AT JACK.
JACK: Excuse me.
MELISSA: Jack wait, please.
WALKS OVER TO STEVE.
JACK: Steve? Look I need to talk to you.
STEVE: Wait a minute, wait a minute junior.
No, not tonight. I came here to have a nice quiet beer by myself.
I need some space alright. I don't want any hassles.
Look, I know you're just as worried about my wife as I am. I don't
know any other way to say this. I need your help.
STEVE: Ya want my help eh?
STEVE: What for?
JACK: To find my wife! Look I don't know
where else to turn. You're my last hope. Will you help me? Will
you work with me to find Kayla?
STEVE: (He slowly turns to face Jack) No.
CARRIE AND JONAH SEE KAYLA THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE MAD GUYS'S
JACK, MELISSA AND STEVE AT SHENANIGAN'S.
STEVE: I'm sorry Junior but I can't help you
JACK: Can't or won't? Look
I'm not exactly thrilled about asking for your help in the first
STEVE: Then why are you bothering eh?
JACK: Because I know how you feel about my
STEVE: Oh come on man.
JACK: Don't even start! I know how you feel
about her. Her life is at stake. Does that make it worth your while
Steve? Look if I can swallow my pride enough to ask you don't you
think we can both put this garbage behind long enough to find her,
for her sake?
STEVE: Hey somebody! I ordered a beer. How hard
it is to get a beer in this place?
GRABS STEVE'S ARM.
JACK: What is the matter with you?
Nothing's the matter with me dude but if you don't back off you're
going to have a big problem.
JACK: I know you care about her. Why don't
you want to find her?
STEVE: What makes you think she want's to
be found huh?
JACK: What are you talking about?
STEVE: Did you ever think about the possibility
that Kayla ran away from something, or someone?
JACK: Don't you talk to me like that....
JACK GRAPPLES WITH STEVE AND MELISSA
COMES OVER TO BREAK IT UP.
MELISSA: Jack you don't want to do this!
JACK: You're right. It's not worth it but
if I find out that you had anything to do with my wife's disappearance....
STEVE: I didn't.
JACK: Come one Melissa. Let's go. This place
is starting to stink.
MELISSA LEAVE JUST AS JO WALKS IN. SHE ASKS STEVE WHAT HE IS UP
TO. HE PUSHED JACK AND KAYLA TOGETHER AND KNOW HE TRYING TO KEEP
THEM APART. SHE BEGS STEVE NOT TO CAUSE TROUBLE BETWEEN HIM AND
SCENE EIGHT: JACK AND MELISSA ARE WALKING ALONG THE
JACK: I can't believe all these lousy detectives.
They tell me what I already know. We're not going back to another
meeting just to find out nothing's happened.
Jack it's okay.
JACK: It's not okay Melissa. It's about as
far from okay as it gets.
MELISSA: I'm sorry!
JACK: No.... I'm sorry. You're doing everything
you can for me and all I can do is snap at you.
MELISSA: Well if it's the only way I can
JACK: I can't believe how lucky I am to have
such a good friend in such bad times.
MELISSA: You should see me in the good times.
JACK: I think I could use some good times.
MELISSA: Yeh couldn't we all.
JACK: You know....
MELISSA: I'm sure you'll have yours soon
JACK: ....when you say that I almost believe
you. I don't think I'd even remember what a good time feels like....
MELISSA: I know how hard it was for you to
go to Steve for help like that. I don't know why he didn't.
JACK: I don't need Steve Johnson. I gave
up trying to understand him along time ago so I wish you would do
the same. I.... Melissa.... I'm....
MELISSA: I know you're....
JACK AND MELISSA: (In unison)....sorry.
JACK: I seem to be saying that a lot lately
MELISSA: Yeh, you do....
JACK: You know I don't what I'd be able to
do if I didn't have your support.
MELISSA: Jack I'd do anything for you. I'd
do anything to help you get through this.
JACK: I know that and I've come to depend
on it too and I still haven't told you what it means to me, not
enough anyway. (Pause) It means a lot Melissa.
JACK: Well I guess I should be getting you
home. It's late.
MELISSA: (She nods) Okay.
MELISSA BEGINS TO FOLLOW JACK SHE DROPS HER BAG AND PAPERS FALL
JACK: I'll get it.....
It's okay. I've got it. (She hurriedly puts the papers back and
retrieves her bag.)
JACK: What was all that?
MELISSA: Nothing. It's just some letters.
Listen maybe you should just go home. I'm the other way and it's
getting pretty chilly.
JACK: That's no problem. I can walk you the
MELISSA: No I'm fine really.
JACK: (Pause) Alright.... whatever you want.
JACK BENDS OVER AND KISSES MELISSA TENDERLY
ON THE RIGHT CHEEK.
JACK: Thanks again.
(Very quietly) That's alright.
JACK: So I'll see you tomorrow?
MELISSA: Yeh, bright and early.
JACK: Good night then.
LEAVES AND MELISSA OPENS HER BAG AND READS A LOVE LETTER SHE HAS
WRITTEN TO JACK.
MELISSA: God I wish you were mine!
STEVE AND MARCUS ARE SITTING AT SHENANIGAN'S DISCUSSING WHAT IT
WAS LIKE IN THE ORPHANAGE THINKING ABOUT FINDING THEIR FAMILIES.
MARCUS REMEMBERS THAT STEVE HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER. STEVE TELLS HIM
THAT IT IS NOT ALL ROSES WHEN YOU FIND YOUR FAMILY AND THAT THINGS
CAN GET COMPLICATED.
CARRIE AND JONAH COME IN WITH ABE WHO QUESTIONS WHERE THEY HAVE
BEEN. AFTER ABE LEAVES STEVE COERCES THE INFORMATION OUT OF THEM
THAT KAYLA IS BEING HELD BY THE MAD GUY. THEY GO TO THE HOUSE AND
STEVE TAKES HER BACK TO THE ROOM HE HAD HER IN BEFORE. SHE IS DELIRIOUS
BUT GRADUALLY RECOVERS.
JACK IS AT MELISSA'S APARTMENT SEARCHING THROUGH A BRIEFCASE. MELISSA
WALKS UP BEHIND HIM AND LOOKS VERY CONCERNED.
MELISSA: Jack I'm really sorry. I've been here
all morning but I guess those notes from last night did something
funny to my phone. I didn't think your father was announcing his candidacy
until next week.
JACK: Things change
pretty quickly around here. Guess we have to get used to it! So
how does it feel knowing a Presidential candidate?
MELISSA: I don't know. As you said, I guess
like you said, I'll get used to it.
JACK: Are you alright?
MELISSA: I'm fine. Would you like some coffee?
JACK: No, no actually that's what I'm here for.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, I have a copy of this for you. Dad made
the announcement this morning at the Continental Hotel but he wants
to meet me at Shenanigan's with the press for a, you know, informal
lunch. We're trying to be normal if we can be normal. Anyway I want
you to come along and rescue me if I need it.
IS DISTRACTED AS SHE NOTICES ONE OF HER LOVE LETTERS TO JACK ON
MELISSA: Um....well I have to get dressed.
How about if I meet you there?
JACK: No, no, no, no. I'll just wait for
you. Look I have to make a call. I have to call Abe and check on
Kayla if that's alright.
HE WALKS BACK TO THE TABLE BUT MELISSA
JUMPS AHEAD AND GRABS THE BRIEFCASE AND STARTS TIDYING UP THE PAPERS.
MELISSA: No Jack I told you the phones are
out of order.
JACK: Melissa, what's wrong?
MELISSA IS FRANTICALLY PUTTING THE LETTERS
MELISSA IS ABLE TO STOP JACK FROM SEEING THE LETTER.
JACK: What am I saying? You're not even dressed.
Wa....oh no....am I interrupting something? If you....if you're not
MELISSA: Jack no, no. I'm
just a mess. I can't be ready in thirty minutes Jack.
JACK: Oh sure you can. I'll make my call
from the car alright. We have to be there in thirty minutes so you
really need to rush okay. And I have some other things I need to
go over with you in the car....
JACK: So I'll see you out there in just a
HE WALKS OUT THE DOOR AND AND MELISSA
PUTS THE LETTERS IN HER KITCHEN DRAWER.
JACK, HARPER AND ANJELICA WALK THROUGH SHENANIGAN'S WHICH IS FILLED
WITH PRESS. THEY WALK UP ON THE STAGE.
REPORTER 1: Who do you want as a running mate?
HARPER: Well I'd like to see Jack.
JACK: Not this time. (He laughs)
ENTERS AND HE AND JACK STARE AT ONE ANOTHER ACROSS THE ROOM. STEVE
WALKS UP TO THE BAR WHERE MELISSA IS ON THE PHONE.
MELISSA: Well you know he's here at Shenanigan's
if you do hear something.Well thank you....
OBSERVES MELISSA AND STEVE.
STEVE: (To waiter) Joey, hey man, where's that
go order?....(To Melissa) So the big man finally announced eh?
MELISSA: Two minutes ago.
STEVE: Why aren't you over there with him?
MELISSA: Well ....um....assistants aren't
supposed to be in those kinds of pictures. It's not right. Jack's
hoping all this press might help him find Kayla.
STEVE: Has he heard anything yet?
MELISSA: No, not yet. He has me call Abe
everywhere we go.
STEVE: You've got a lousy job Melissa.
REPORTER 1: Jack, have you had any word on
REPORTER 1: What about your campaign for
JACK: My wife is missing right now, how do
you expect me to answer that?
REPORTER 2: Are you still a candidate?
JACK: My wife is my first priority . I hope
you all understand that.
ANJELICA: You're not going to believe this
but I think Kayla is more excited about Jack becoming an Assemblyman
than Jack is and I know when we find her the first words out of
her mouth will be: How's the campaign going Jack?
HARPER: It can't be stressed enough that
if anybody out there knows Kayla's whereabouts at all. Anything
at all, please please call the police. If you want to remain anonymous,
fine, we'll respect that.
JACK: We will find her. Please print that. We
will find her.
STEVE LEAVES WITH
JACK: I'm going to take a break.
Jack are you okay?
JACK: Yeh, I'm fine, fine.
ANJELICA: Wanna know what?
ANJELICA: You're going to make a superb politician.
JACK HUGS ANJELICA.
JACK: Ooh! I love you....
Jack you're terrific.
HARPER: Of course he's terrific. He's going
to make a great politician, he's my son isn't he?
JACK ON THE WHARF WITH A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR.
PI: The police have got all the roads covered,
planes, trains, buses. My bet she's still in town someplace.
JACK: Then why haven't you been able to find
PI: Mr. Deveraux. I understand your concern
but I can't go door to door and I've tried everything else.
JACK: Yeh! Did you go after Steve Johnson
like I asked?
PI: Just like you told me.
JACK: Bull! I happen to know he shook you
without even raising a sweat.
PI: Look we kept an eye on him alright. I
have feeling he doesn't know diddley.
JACK: Right! So why don't you start going
door to door?
PI: Oh come on....
JACK: I said, go door to door! Now are you
deaf and dumb?
PI: I haven't the authority!
JACK: And I don't care!
PI: Nor the manpower!
JACK: Then get it!
PI: Look Mr. Deveraux. Only police can search
UP BEHIND JACK.
HARPER: thank you Mr. Wolf, I'm sure you're
doing all you can.
PI: Well maybe you can convince your son
HARPER: Would you excuse us please?
PI: Yeh sure. No problem. (Pause.) One thing.
PI: Has it occurred to anybody that maybe
the reason why we can't find this lady is that she doesn't want
to be found?
JACK: What's that supposed to mean?
PI: Just a thought.
JACK: She could be lying somewhere too sick
to get to a phone!
PI: Could be, could be!
JACK: Just go find her!
PI: Yeh sure.
HARPER: Jack I know this is eating at you. But
you've got to get a grip on yourself. It's not helping Kayla. And
you know if the press ever got a hold of the fact that you're losing
control like this, that you're losing your grip, it would not look
good on your record. Now please, please, I know it's tough but you've
got to keep cool.
JACK: What if she
doesn't want to be found?
JACK (CONT.): Dad I'm scared, I'm getting
HARPER: Scared about what?
JACK: That I'm not going to see Kayla again.
HARPER: Jack you will see her again. They'll
JACK: I don't know about that....
HARPER: ....and she wants to be found. You
get that idea out of your head. It's ridiculous, it's impossible
and you know it.
JACK: I guess so.
HARPER: You guess so? I said you know so!
JACK: (Sigh) Alright I do!
HARPER: Good now come on, we've got a campaign
to run. That is, if you're up to it.
JACK: Of course I'm up to it.
JACK: Deveraux blood!
HARPER: No question about it.
AND HARPER WALK OFF ARM IN ARM.
JACK IS AT NEIL CURTIS'S HOUSE TALKING TO JO.
JACK: Is Dr. Curtis here?
No, he's having dinner with Miss Forrester.
JACK: Actually I.... actually I....have no
idea why I'm here. I was driving around and thinking and I.... suddenly
found myself pulling into your driveway.
JO: You mean Dr. Curtis's driveway.
JACK: NO! I....I....You know things are usually
very easy for me Jo but right now things are not easy. I don't know.
JO: Would you like to sit down?
JACK: No, no. You know I was talking to someone
about Kayla and....do you mind if I talk about Kayla?
JO: No, no. Absolutely not.
JACK: Thanks. Well he suggested that there
was possibly a reason why we couldn't find her.
JO: Oh Jack, I'm sure Kayla's alright.
JACK: That's what I was thinking too but
it's when I have that feeling that I know she's alright that it
adds credence to what this guy was saying that maybe....she doesn't
want to be found.
JO: Of course she wants to be found.
JACK: Then why can't I find her? I mean where the hell is
JO: Well I don't know.
JACK: I mean I know that my family's hard to live with. I grew
up with them. I know. I'm used to them. I've even come to love it
but maybe.... maybe Kayla.... didn't. I mean maybe we put too much
pressure on her....too much too soon.... maybe I started pressuring
her in other ways too.
JO: I know
that Kayla did not leave because of you. You have been nothing but
wonderful and kind to her.
JACK: I've really tried.... I'm just really
worried I'm going to lose her....(he starts to cry)
JO: She's going to be fine. You're going
to find her. (She attempts to brush his hair smooth but draws back.)
JACK: Thanks Jo. You know I think I just needed
to hear that from the person who always found the right pillow in
the hospital. Thanks. (He kisses her cheek.)
SCENE TWO: JACK IS ON THE WHARF WATCHING A
VERY DRUNK STEVE SITTING ON A SEAT PLAYING BLUES ON HIS HARMONICA.
JACK: When does the album come out?
Jackson! Jackson Junior. Hey dude hey here's to you dude....(He
raises a bottle in a toast.)
JACK: You're drunk.
STEVE: Yeh.... you're perceptive....ya think
any less o'me?
JACK: No, I don't think this will change
my opinion at all.
STEVE: That's good, that's good. Well I know
you're into this kind of public service type of stuff but I'm not
drivin' okay. My car is parked is parked right near my house near
Shenanigan's. The Bluesmobile sittin' there. I ain't drivin'. Is
JACK: Mind if I join you?
STEVE: No, sure you sit but you can't have
any of this cause I don't want you gettin' sick again.
JACK: Right now I don't think that would
make much of a difference to me at all.
STEVE: Don't you ever talk like that, you
hear me! (He grabs Jack's lapels.) Don't you talk like that! What
you gonna do? Get sick and go back to hospital. Ya think that's
gonna that's gonna bring Kayla back, uh?
JACK: What is it with you?
JACK: You know you've got to be about the
weirdest human being on the planet you know that?
STEVE: (Laughing) You want my autograph?
JACK: I'm serious. What does it matter to
you if I live or die? I know how you feel about Kayla. If I was
out of the picture it'd be great for you. It'd be better.
STEVE: Hey man, no man no. You know the way
I look at it, the best man won. That's how I see it.
JACK: I know that Kayla feels more for you
than she does for me.
STEVE: Did she say that to you, uh? Did she
ever say that to you?
JACK: No she didn't but....
STEVE: No but, but, but. Don't put words
in her mouth buddy.
JACK: I need her Steve. I want her back.
(He stands up.)
STEVE: Well if she wasn't gonna come back
to you, uh, what would you do?
JACK: How am I supposed to answer that Steve?
STEVE: You tell me the truth. You answer
from your heart.
JACK: Alright. I suppose I could say I'm
going to get over it. It's a good strong image. The press'd love
STEVE: There ain't no press here Jack!
JACK: That's right. I'm not about
to start lying. Kayla made me want to start living again. That's
the truth Steve. She made me want to get better and if she doesn't
come back, I don't know what I'm going to do.... (frustration) It
just isn't the same without her. (pause) I don't hear you laughing.
STEVE: Ain't nuthin' funny. Besides I thought
that's what you'd say.
JACK: Why do I get the feeling that you still
STEVE: Wooooow! I
can't be responsible for your feelings dude.
JACK: You know one of these days you're not
going to be able to shake my detectives.
STEVE: Don't mention them man. Don't mention
them detectives. (He falls over.)
JACK: Wait, wait, come on, come on, here.... (Jack helps Steve
to his feet.) Come on we're goin'.
STEVE: Have you ever seen 'em or do you just talk to 'em on the
JACK: No, that's.... all the time. (Jack laughs at Steve.) Come
on you're comin' with me.
STEVE: Where're we goin'?
JACK: I'm going to get you home. I mean I'm not going to let you
freeze out here. It'd be on my conscience.
STEVE: Oh conscience ain't gonna do you no good in Washington
dude. You betta drop that conscience.
JACK: I tell you what.
JACK: I'm going to try and change a few rules in Washington, if
that's alright with you?
STEVE: Fine with me.
WALK OFF WITH THEIR ARMS AROUND EACH OTHER. STEVE PATS JACK ON THE
STEVE: You've got my vote Jack.
SCENE THREE: JACK, MELISSA AND HARPER
ARE BEING SEATED AT A TABLE AT BLONDIES.
HARPER: Jack, Melissa, I'm certainly glad you
were able to take a few minutes out of your busy campaign schedule
to get a bite to eat.
JACK: Actually dad I wanted to see you.
JACK: I've got a hunch about Kayla.
HARPER: Somebody came up with something?
JACK: Yes. I did. I ran into Steve Johnson down on the pier last
night. He was drunk as a skunk.
HARPER: He mentioned Kayla?
JACK: No he wasn't that drunk. You see it was more what he actually
didn't say. It got me thinking.
APPROACHES THE TABLE. SHE RUNS OFF THE MENU, ALL THE ITEMS ARE NAMED
AFTER THE 1988 PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATES, ALL DONE IN HOMOROUS
SATIRE OF THEIR PERSONALITIES. THEY ALL LAUGH AND "OH
AND AH" AT HER JOKES.
CALLIOPE: When I learned that you were going
to be dining with us Senator, I had Jake draw up a list of specials
in your honor. For dessert we have a Robert Dole Pineapple
Souffle, puffed up with lots of hot air. On the lighter
side is the George Bush Whimpy Burger, on a white bread
roll served on a very conservative garnish. For starters
we're offering the Albert Gore the Ox Tail Soup, and Paul Simon
Bow Tie Pasta Salad, sprinkled with lots of Midwestern corn.
And those of you interested in a change of pace, might I recommend
The Bruce Babbitt Braised Rabbit. But our best, our absolute
best bar none is the Harper Deveraux All-American Prime Choice....
CALLIOPE: (Cont.) ....with Anjelica sauce, which you can
guess is not a sweet one, aanndd unlike the policies
of the other candidates, all of our food is easy to swallow.
CALLIOPE: Thank you!
HARPER KISSES HER HAND.
CALLIOPE: Oh, my.
HARPER: I think you know which one I'm electing.
JACK: Melissa, will we make it unanimous?
CALLIOPE: (To Harper) Well if it's any indication. Your dish
is running two to one over the rest of the menu.
HARPER: Well let's hope the voters in Iowa have similar tastes?
JACK: Here, here.
CALLIOPE: (To Jack [Probably an in-joke about being recast in
the part.]) Are you parting your hair differently or something?
JACK CHUCKLES AND CALLIOPE LEAVES.
JACK: Look I'm positive that Steve Johnson knows
where Kayla is.
HARPER: Jack. Not that I would put anything past Johnson but you
have to be careful that you're not just grabbing at straws.
JACK: I'm not. Look, listen to this. Johnson was drunk right?
But he was a happy drunk and he wouldn't have been happy if he really
thought there was something wrong with Kayla.
HARPER: Jack, The man has said time and time again that he doesn't
care about her anymore.
JACK: And if you believe that, I've got a bridge I want you to
HARPER: Alright, alright, you're probably right and even if you
are we can't get anything on him. He's too slippery. None of our investigators
have been able to pin a thing on him.
JACK: That's right. That's because he doesn't trust anybody. What
we really need is someone that he knows, someone that he considers
HE LOOKS ACROSS AT MELISSA.
AT THE BAR AT BLONDIES.
MELISSA: Jack I know what you're getting at
but Steve and I.... we're.... I guess we're friends.
JACK: Look you're just the person he might let his guard down
MELISSA: Jack, wait a minute. If you're asking me to spy on Steve
JACK: No, no, no. Not spy. I just thought maybe you could subtly
see what he knows, if he knows anything.
MELISSA: Look if you want me to, I'll ask him straight out.
JACK: Oh Melissa.
MELISSA: Jack, I can't sneak around and pry something out of him,
I can't. I'm sorry.
JACK: If you ask him he won't tell you.
MELISSA: Well what makes you think he's going to tell me anyway
even if I try and seek it out of him?
JACK: Melissa. I know this is asking a lot but it's very important.
Kayla was in bad shape when she disappeared from the hospital. Who
knows what kind of shape she's going to be in now? We've got to do
find her to help her.
MELISSA: Well, don't you think if Steve knew where she was and
knew she needed help he'd bring her back?
JACK: Melissa, this is my wife we're talking about. Look, you
are my only hope of finding her.
HARPER: Jack's right Melissa. Now Steven Johnson is the type who
only trusts a friend. It's just not right that he's keeping her from
her family. You hold the key to bringing her back home to her husband.
MELISSA: Gosh I just don't see why it has to be me.
JACK: Dad, I said I'd handle this alright.
JACK: Melissa, this upsets you. I understand that but if there
was any other way I would have done it. Just tell me that you'll consider
it, that you'll think about it.
MELISSA: Would you excuse me for a minute?
JACK: (To Harper) That didn't go as well as
HARPER: We'll find Kayla. I'll stake my life on it.
SCENE FIVE: MELISSA IS COMING OUT OF
THE RESTROOM AND HARPER WALKS UP TO HER.
HARPER: Melissa can I talk to you for minute,
MELISSA: Sure.What can I do for you?
HARPER: Have you thought any more about what Jack asked you to
MELISSA: Yes I have. I'm still not sure.
HARPER: Well far be it for me to tell you what to do Melissa but
I cannot stress enough the importance of this in possibly finding
MELISSA: Senator, that's up to the police, not me.
HARPER: I understand your reluctance but if you care anything
about Jack you'll do this for him. You won't let him down.
THEY WALK BACK TO THE TABLE WHERE JACK
JACK: Melissa. Look I just want to tell you
how sorry I am to put this much pressure on you.
MELISSA: No, no it's okay.
NOTICES LOOKS EXCHANGED BETWEEN MELISSA AND HARPER.
MELISSA: Okay. I'll do it. I want to help you
JACK: (He hugs her.) Melissa you're wonderful!
SCENE ONE: VICTOR AND DIANA'S ENGAGEMENT
PARTY AT BLONDIES JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS 1987. JACK AND HARPER ARE
TALKING TO THEM; EVERYONE IS WEARING EVENING DRESS AND DINNER SUITS.
HARPER: I've been in Iowa trying to convince
the people there that they have to elect me in the February caucus.
VICTOR: As long as it get's you to the White House all's forgiven.
MELISSA ENTERS THE PARTY AND JACK SEES
JACK: Will you excuse me for a minute? And congratulations
to both of you.
JACK: Am I glad to see you. Look did you get a chance to talk
MELISSA: No I haven't been able to find him. No one knows where
JACK: You'll keep trying?
JACK: Okay, tomorrow.
MELISSA: I'll get on it first thing tomorrow morning I promise....Well
we have a few hours to kill before morning. Want to dance?
JACK: Er, okay.
MELISSA DANCE TO UNCHAINED MELODY. JACK BREAKS THE DANCE
AFTER A FEW BARS AND APPROACHES HARPER.
JACK: Okay Dad.
HARPER: (To Melissa) Did you get chance to talk to Steve?
MELISSA: No. I haven't been able to find him.
JACK: If Steve Johnson had anything to do with Kayla, I'm going
to make him sorry for the day he was born.
SCENE TWO: STEVE TALKS TO KAYLA AND
SHE WANTS TO LEAVE AND GO AWAY WITH HIM. HE SAYS HE CANNOT GO AND
SHE ASKS HIM WHY HE ALWAYS PUSHES HER BACK TO JACK AND HE EVENTUALLY
TELLS HER THAT JACK IS HIS BROTHER.
JACK AND MELISSA ARE AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. THEY OVERHEAR THE MAD
GUY THAT HAD KIDNAPPED KAYLA TALKING TO MARCUS.
MAD GUY: I can't help thinking about that pretty
lady with the blonde hair.
MARCUS: Ssshh. Keep it down.
MAD GUY: I'm sorry. I know it's supposed to be a secret but is
MARCUS: Yes she's doing fine.
MAD GUY: You know she was like an angel.
MARCUS: You know what. I'm going to see her in a little bit and
I'll tell her that you asked about her okay.
MAD GUY: Tell her that I don't like many people but I like her.