following were episodes that aired throughout December of 1987]
SCENE ONE: JACK ON THE PHONE AT THE
JACK: Great, great, but just don't lose him
and keep me posted. That was one of my detectives calling from his
car. They just spotted Marcus Hunter driving out of the hospital
parking lot and they're tailing him. Melissa we are so close right
MELISSA: I hope so.
JACK: What do you mean, you hope so? This
guy's going to lead us right to Kayla.
MELISSA: Jack I'm just saying. Don't get
your hopes up until it happens. I mean they could have been talking
about somebody else, not Kayla.
JACK: I'm going to find her tonight and
if Johnson's there I'm going to kill him.
MELISSA: Jack! Don't say that.
JACK: It doesn't matter what I say or don't
say. That's the way I feel.
MELISSA: Jack please. Don't do anything
to hurt Steve. Even he was involved with this, you'll regret it.
JACK: Doesn't really matter. I'm not interested
in him anyway....
NURSE: Mr. Deveraux? (She hands him the
JACK: Yes. Jack Deveraux. What? Wait a
minute....(Melissa hands him a pen.) Oh thank you. Okay go ahead,
yeh. Okay, good. Don't do anything. Wait til I get there.
MELISSA: Did they find her?
JACK: Yes we've got an address.
MELISSA: Do you want me to go with you?
MEANWHILE STEVE AND KAYLA MAKE LOVE IN THE HIDDEN ROOM. HE HAS
GIVEN HER AN ENGAGEMENT RING WHICH SHE IS WEARING. HE HAS A SHOWER
AND THEN THEY BEGIN KISSING ON THE BED AGAIN. DETECTIVES BREAK
PI: Hands in the air, put 'em up.
STEVE: Hey, hey, they're up, they're up. Be
KAYLA: (Embarrassed) Jack.
JACK WALKS IN AND VIEWS THE SCENE OF KAYLA
IN STEVE'S SHIRT AND STEVE TOPLESS BOTH SITTING ON THE BED.
KAYLA LOOKS STUNNED AND THEN WIPES HER MOUTH WITH THE SLEEVE
OF THE SHIRT.
SCENE THREE: JACK IS STUNNED, HURT AND ANGRY.
HE GRABS KAYLA AND HUGS HER.
JACK: Are you alright?
KAYLA: Jack, yeh, yeh, I'm okay.
JACK STARES OVER HER SHOULDER AT STEVE.
JACK: I was worried about you.
Well I'm okay really. Could you ask those nice policeman there
to put their guns down please?
JACK: (To PIs.) It's alright. You can wait
outside. (To Steve) I knew all along it was you.
STEVE: Jack listen, let me explain something....
JACK: No, no save it for the police. (He
picks up the phone.)
STEVE AND KAYLA: (Together) Police!
KAYLA: What are you calling the police
JACK: I'm going to arrest the gentleman
here for kidnapping.
KAYLA: No don't do that Jack.
STEVE: Kidnapping? Come on there's nothing
like that going on here.
JACK: Salem Police Department?
KAYLA: You know Jack he saved my life.
JACK: What did you say?
KAYLA: Steve saved my life. Someone was
trying to poison me and Steve realized it.
JACK: On come on Kayla, you can't possibly
KAYLA: No it's the truth. Now look someone
was trying to poison me. They were trying to kill me.
JACK: Who would try to kill you?
STEVE: You might know something about it dude
seeing as they were living in your house.
GLARES AT STEVE.
JACK: I don't believe this. I don't believe
any of this.
KAYLA: Well believe it. Look at me Jack.
What was I like when you saw me last. I was sick, I was dying.
Look at me now. Doesn't that prove something to you?
JACK: You don't have to prove anything
to me. All I know is that I've been waiting for you. I've been
staying up trying to find you day and night and then here you
are. With him!
KAYLA: I'm sorry about that. I didn't mean
to make you worry.
JACK: Well I found you know and that's
all I care about. (He brushes her hair with his hand.)
KAYLA: Jack don't press charges against
Steve. He's not the one that's guilty.
JACK: Don't you see that he's making up
these crazy stories just trying to get you to believe him.
KAYLA: I do believe him.
JACK: Well then, we'll just have to leave
things as they are.
(Still staring at Steve.) Get your things. I'm taking you home.
KAYLA: I'm not going back to that house
Jack until I figure out who's trying to kill me. (She puts her
hand behind her back and Steve removes the engagement ring.) I'm
going to stay with my folks for a while. You're welcome to come
with me if you like.
JACK: (Still staring at Steve.) Oh I'll
definitely come with you.
KAYLA: Good. You know Jack....
JACK: Just wait. Just wait until the car.
Steve if I find you made all this up, you'll go to jail you know
STEVE: (Nodding) Fair enough.
JACK: Let's go Kayla.
KAYLA: Just a minute. (She puts her hand
out to Steve) I just want to thank you for everything.
STEVE: It's alright baby. (Whispering) Everything's
going to be alright.
JACK: Steve. Maybe you helped my wife, maybe
you didn't but fro now on if she needs anything she'll get it from
me. Don't come near her.
SCENE FOUR: MEANWHILE JENNIFER HAS ORGANIZED
A DANCE CONTEST. FRANKIE SEES HER DANCING WITH ALAN GRANT
AND IS JEALOUS. JENNIFER AND ALAN WIN THE CONTEST.
SCENE FIVE: JACK AND KAYLA IN THE
JACK: Not now. We'll just talk about it
KAYLA: I really want to explain.
JACK: Maybe I don't want to hear your explanation....that's
not true....(very emotional) it's just that right now I'm just
glad to.... have you here and I want you to know that I'm never
going to let this happen again.
JACK HAS BROUGHT KAYLA TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEE KIMBERLY. ROMAN
ASKS HER IF SHE IS HAPPY WITH JACK.
ROMAN: Are you sure about that?
Yes. Jack loves me.
JACK: Actually, to tell you the truth,
Jack worships Kayla. Roman how are you doing?
ROMAN: Real good. Good to see you again.
JACK: How's Kimberly?
KAYLA: She's good. She's doing a lot better
and the baby's doing fine.
ROMAN: Listen Jack. I'm going to need to
get a statement from you.
JACK: Well I'd like to but right now we're
due at an impromptu little press conference down at the riverfront.
(To Kayla) I was hoping you could come?
JACK: Terrific, we can do this later.
KAYLA: See you tonight.
JACK: See you tonight.
JACK AND KAYLA LEAVE.
JACK AND KAYLA ARE ON THE WHARF WITH THE PRESS. JACK GIVES KAYLA
BIG KISS ON THE CHEEK.
JACK: So to wrap it up, I'd just like to thank
you for coming out on such a cold cold day and fighting the Christmas
shoppers. We really appreciate your support, right honey?
REPORTER: What about you Mrs. Deveraux.
What are your plans now that you're back?
KAYLA: Well Jack and I plan to stay with
my family through the holidays and then I intend to devote most
of my time to my husband's campaign.
REPORTER: Mr. Deveraux, one more question
about your father's candidacy....
THE REPORTERS QUESTION IS CUT OFF
BY STEVE ARRIVING ON THE PIER DRESSED AS SANTA AND SINGING JINGLE
BELLS. KAYLA IS DISTRACTED BY STEVE.
JACK: I don't think I can comment on that....Kayla
I think it's time to go.
CONTINUES TO DISTRIBUTE PRESENTS TO KIDS WHILE JACK DEALS WITH
JACK: Kayla I think we need to go now.
KAYLA: Jack if you don't mind I'd like
to stay here for a minute. There's some friends of mine I haven't
seen in a while and I promise I'll catch up with you. I won't
be too long.
JACK: Honey I don't think that would be
such a good idea.
KAYLA: (Flirting.) Please, maybe I'll get
you some more votes, who knows?
JACK: Right! I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll
take a cab and I'll leave the limousine for you at the curb. Don't
be too late right?
HER CHEEK AND LEAVES.
KAYLA WALKS OVER TO STEVE (AS SANTA) AND REMINDS HIM THAT HE HAS
FORGOTTEN TO GIVE ONE LITTLE GIRL A PRESENT. STEVE AND KAYLA FLIRT
AND KISS ON THE WHARF AFTER EVERYONE LEAVES.
CHRISTMAS EVE 1987. SHANE DONOVAN'S MANSION. THE DOORBELL RINGS
AND CARRIE OPENS IT. KAYLA AND JACK ARE THERE AND HE IS PILED
UP WITH HEAPS OF GIFTS.
KAYLA: Hi Sweetie.
CARRIE: Hi, are you okay?
JACK: I got it, I got it.
AND KAYLA ENTER THE LIVING ROOM WITH MOST OF THE FAMILY ASSEMBLED.
KAYLA: Hi, sorry we're late.
ROMAN: We'd just about given up.
KAYLA: Well Jack has a very busy holiday
calendar. This is our third party already tonight.
JACK: This is by far....my favorite party
of the night! I want to thank you all for including us.
KIMBERLY: Including you? Are you kidding?
You're a Brady now.
SHAWN: Could I have everyone's attention
CAROLINE: I have a strange feeling Shawn
is about to make a speech.
SHAWN: I'm not going to make a speech. Christmas
is a time when you take count of your blessings and we have a couple
of blessings that we should be taking count of....My daughter Kayla
who was gone for so long (Jack gives her a loving look.) is with
us now safe and sound....My daughter Kimmy and my future grandchild
are back from the hospital....I'd like to make a toast to my two
THE TOAST GOES
AHEAD AND LATER JACK IS STANDING BEHIND KAYLA HUGGING HER.
JACK: You know Kayla, being an only child
made me miss out on the real aspects of Christmas. I had a lot of
presents and definitely a lot of parties but I think this is what
Christmas is all about, families getting together sharing the joys
of the holidays.
out of his arms) You know my family thinks this is a very special
time and usually make a big deal of it....
JACK: Kayla....I want to thank you for making
me part of the family. This is the best Christmas I've ever had
and now that I have you back for good I know that all our dreams
are going to come true.
THE WHOLE FAMILY SINGS SILENT NIGHT. JACK
LOOKS IN KAYLA'S EYES AS HE SINGS.
THE BRADY KITCHEN. KAYLA IS MAKING COFFEE AND JACK ENTERS FROM
JACK: Are you alright?
KAYLA: Yeh, sure, why?
JACK: Well I just thought you were a little
quiet last night and this morning I wake up and you're already
out of bed. Is there something that you might want to tell me?
KAYLA: No, I just couldn't sleep. I was
tired. I think everything I've been through just finally wore
me out. Plus I always brew even at my folks house.
JACK: Honey! (He puts his hand on her shoulder.)
I just want to let you know that I love you and I'm going to keep
showing every day that I love you, alright.
HE IS ABOUT TO KISS HER CHEEK WHEN SOMEONE KNOCKS
ON THE DOOR.
KAYLA: I should get that. My parents are downstairs
THE DOOR TO STEVE WHO IS HOLDING A HUGE SPRAY OF ROSES.
JACK: What are you doing here?
STEVE WALKS PAST KAYLA AND JACK.
JACK: What's the matter with you? Don't you
STEVE: Oh calm
down junior, I didn't come here to see your wife. I came here
to see you.
JACK: Well thanks for the flowers but I'm
STEVE: They just happened to be on the
doorstep. That's very funny. The card says they're for Kayla.
KAYLA: For me?
STEVE: That's right.
KAYLA: "To my beloved wife and a wonderful
romantic night tonight. All my love, Jack....They're beautiful.
JACK: You're very welcome. (To Steve) Alright
let's get on with it. What did you want to see me about?
STEVE: I want to see you about these dude.
Remember these? (He removes a bottle of pills from his pocket.)
These are the pills Kayla forgot to take when you went on your
STEVE: Well I got to thinkin about Kayla
and how she got so sick and then when she went on the honeymoon
she left these behind and she got all better again. Then she came
back and she was livin' in your house and she got all sick again,
JACK: Please get to the point!
STEVE: The point is I had these pills tested
and they're poison dude.
STEVE: Poison. Remember I told you I thought
someone was trying to poison Kayla. Well this is the proof now.
JACK: You never give up do you?
STEVE: What's that supposed to mean?
JACK: You just keep trying to sell me on
this ridiculous story about Kayla being poisoned. Now how do I
know that you didn't replace Kayla's medication with these pills
so that you could come on like the big hero and....
STEVE: Oh what is that man? I don't believe
STEVE: No. Kayla will you talk to him?
KAYLA: Ah....Jack. These pills are the
only thing we have to go on right now. Why don't you listen to
JACK: Because I don't trust Steve that's
why. There's only one way I'll believe his story. Take the pills
to the police. Give them to me.
STEVE: No, no, no. Come on man. Are you
kiddin? Where these pills go, I go.
KAYLA: Me too.
JACK: Alright we'll all go. Come on with me.
We're going to find out what in the hell's going on here.
THEY ALL GRAB THEIR COATS AND LEAVE.
THEY ALL WALK INTO ROMAN'S OFFICE.
KAYLA: Roman can you see us for a minute?
ROMAN: Sure Sis, what's up?
STEVE: See these. I had these tested by
the ISA but that's not good enough for junior here. He thinks
that's not good enough proof!
ROMAN: What are they?
STEVE: Those were supposed to be Kayla's
JACK: (Interrupting) He thinks they're
STEVE: Those were supposed to be
Kayla's medication but those pills are laced with a poison called
Atrophine and that's why Kayla was so sick....
JACK: We don't know that. Until the police
prove it that's just his opinion.
STEVE: It's not my opinion, it's the ISA's
ROMAN: Okay, cool it guys, just relax.
Carson, get these down to the lab and get them analyzed right
away. Get the results back to me as soon as possible.
STEVE: Look Roman, if we find out that
someone was really trying to kill Kayla, I want a full investigation.
ROMAN: You can count on it Jack. If anyone's
trying to hurt my sister, I'll get to the bottom of it and soon
as I find out, you'll be the first to know.
STEVE: And if you don't mind, I'd like
to be the second to know, because I'm involved...
JACK: You're not involved in anything,
you understand me. YOU'RE NOT INVOLVED IN ANYTHING.
STEVE: You listen to me. YOU LISTEN TO
ME. If it wasn't for me we might be going to Kayla's funeral right
JACK: Johnson, do you mind? Just butt
out of it and leave us alone.
ROMAN: I've heard enough of it. Why don't
you carry on this discussion out in the hall. Kayla will you stay?
I want to ask you a couple of things.
JACK: (To Kayla) I'll be right outside.
STEVE: (To Roman) I'm not leaving this building
until I see those results.
SCENE FOUR: JACK AND STEVE OUTSIDE ROMAN'S OFFICE.
JACK: I wasn't kidding in there Steve. I want
you to butt out and stay away from Kayla.
Well that ain't goin to happen so you can keep dreaming friend.
JACK: I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND and it's about
time you realized that.
STEVE: You got something to say then say
JACK: It's very simple. There's no place
in Kayla's life for you anymore and I want you to stay away from
her (pause) Did you hear what I said? I'm her husband and it's
about time you remembered that.
STEVE: Don't you worry Jackson. I'm not
going to forget you married Kayla.
JACK: I don't know but maybe you think
I'm stupid or something but she's my wife and I was more than
a little upset when I walked in and found you two in that bedroom
STEVE: Oh come on dude, man, we were talking
and we were haven supper....
What were you doing before that? That's what I want to
STEVE: I don't like what you're insinuating.
JACK: I'm not insinuating anything. I'm
asking you a question....
STEVE: And you can just keep your mouth
shut about it.
JACK: Alright well let's just let the past
be the past. Just forget about it. We'll put it all behind us
but I'm not going to let you interfere in my marriage anymore.
You understand that. Now that I have Kayla back we're going to
put our lives back together and nobody's going to interrupt that,
nobody, you understand that. JUST PUT THAT THROUGH YOUR
THICK HEAD. THERE IS NO ROOM IN KAYLA'S LIFE FOR....
STEVE: ALRIGHT. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THIS
ANYMORE, HEAR ME.
ROMAN: You two are disturbing the peace.
Get in the office right now.
STEVE: (To Jack) YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL
ROMAN: Let's go.
STEVE: (To Roman) What?
JACK: Kayla? What's wrong? Are you alright?
ROMAN: We just got the report back from the
lab. Those pills are laced with poison. I'm officially opening a
full scale police investigation for the attempted murder of Kayla
FIVE: JACK AND KAYLA ARE SITTING AT A TABLE AT SHENANIGAN'S
KAYLA: Something wrong?
No....I can't tell you how happy I am to have you back again Kayla.
I don't know. I want to jump up on top of the table and shout
it to the world. I can't tell you how worried I was when you were
gone. I kept having this really sinking feeling that I was going
to lose you, that I'd lost you! The important thing is we're going
to forget all this. Put it all behind us and just get our life
back to normal again. Right?
JACK: You know one thing. Maybe you don't
realize this but the last couple of days you've been with me there's
been a total change in my campaign. I mean I really feel rejuvenated.
KAYLA: I....it's just that I can't....uh....think
that far ahead right. You know there's still someone out there
trying to kill me and I....
JACK: Oh honey. I know Steve's been filling
your head with all sorts of things but you have to believe me when
I tell you that nobody in my family would ever poison you. I don't
know who or why anyone would want to hurt you in the first place.
You have to believe that.
APPROACHES THE TABLE AND HANDS KAYLA A SMALL TOY BEAR WITH A BALLOON
MELISSA: Kayla I have a delivery for you.
KAYLA REMOVES THE CARD AND READS IT.
KAYLA: "I love you and can't wait until
this evening. Jack."
Honey....(He touches her hand)
Jack don't you see what sort of pressure you're putting me under!
JACK: (Looking very hurt) I'm sorry.
KAYLA: No I'm sorry. I don't know what
got into me. I guess I'm not back to normal yet.
JACK: That's alright. I just wanted to
cheer you up!
KAYLA: They did. They're beautiful. I love
them and I really appreciate the thought. Please forgive me.
JACK: There's nothing to forgive. I mean
it's totally understandable that you feel this way....I just want
to do anything I can to help you.
KAYLA: You are helping.
JACK: Gosh, I'm late for a meeting. I hate
to leave you like this honey.
KAYLA: It's okay.
JACK: Are you going to be alright?
GETS UP AND WALKS AROUND TO KAYLA.
JACK: Look I'm going to have a limousine waiting
for you. To take care of you, to do anything you want, alright?
I'll see you later. (He kisses her cheek.) Melissa?
JACK: Thanks for....thanks for helping
MELISSA: Oh it's no problem. I'll see you
JACK: Okay. (To Kayla) I'll see you later....tonight.
KAYLA: Yeh, bye. Have a good meeting.
JACK LEAVES THE RESTAURANT AND MELISSA
WALKS AROUND TO FACE KAYLA.
MELISSA: How dare you treat Jack that way!
MELISSA (CONT.): Do you have any idea how
much Jack cares about you? How much he loves you. You're everything
to him Kayla. He was so worried about you when you were missing.
He couldn't eat, he couldn't sleep. He turned Salem upside down
looking for you!
RESTAURANT CAN HEAR WHAT SHE IS SAYING. ANJELICA WALKS UP.
MELISSA: I know you don't care about Jack
the way a real wife should but for you to treat him the way you
just did. You don't deserve his love Kayla.
Excuse me Melissa. How dare you speak about Jack like that in
MELISSA: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to cause
ANJELICA: What on earth did you think you
were doing and don't apologize to me. Apologize to Kayla.
MELISSA: I'm sorry.
ANJELICA: Kayla I don't know what to say.
I'm sorry too.
SIX: ROMAN IS AT THE DEVERAUX MANSION QUESTIONING HARPER AND ANJELICA.
STEVE IS THERE TOO. HARPER IS NOW DETERMINED TO INCRIMINATE MELISSA
IN KAYLA'S POISONING.
HARPER: She got sick literally that night.
In fact you were there Mr. Johnson.
Yeh I was there.
ROMAN: I'll be sure to have a word with Melissa
JACK ENTERS THE
What's going on here?
HARPER: Captain Brady just stopped by for
a few questions in the investigation of Kayla's poisoning. You
know I still can't get used to saying that.
JACK: Well I don't know who or why anyone
would want to hurt Kayla but you can be damn sure it wasn't anyone
in this family.
STEVE: Well they were in this house dude!
JACK: Maybe you don't know anything about
family loyalty but in this house we love each other and what's
more we trust each other.
STEVE: Yeh. I guess I don't know anything
about family loyalty.
JACK: Well if you don't mind, please leave.
STEVE: I don't mind.
LEAVES AS JACK STARES AFTER HIM.
ROMAN: Senator, Mrs Deveraux, I'll stop
by later and ask a few more questions.
ANJELICA: I can hardly wait.
SCENE SEVEN: THE BRADY LIVING ROOM
WITH A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS TREE WITH LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS. KAYLA
IS DRESSED IN A LOW CUT BLACK DRESS. JACK WALKS IN THE DOOR.
JACK: Kayla! Look at you!
JACK: Kayla I can't tell you what it means
to me to see you waiting for me like this.
KAYLA: I'm trying. I really am.
JACK: Honey you don't have to try at all,
alright. Just be yourself.
JACK: Just be yourself, just be yourself.
HE KISSES HER TENDERLY ON THE LIPS
THEN DOWN HER NECK. SHE BEGINS TO SQUIRM.
JACK: What is it?
KAYLA: (Holding her hands in front of her
chest.) You're going to think this sounds really crazy, specially
after everything we've been through together but I just feel funny
being in my mom's house with you like this.
JACK LOOKS HURT AND DISAPPOINTED.
JACK: Look we're married alright!
See I knew that you would think that this was silly. I just don't
feel comfortable and I want our first night to be something really
special. You understand that don't you.
JACK: To tell you the truth, no I don't
understand but I'm not going to push you. I'll wait because soon
we're going to have our own home and our own bed and then it will
KAYLA: Right, thank you for understanding
JACK: Right....look I'm just....I'm burning
up in this. I'm going to go upstairs and change into something
a little more comfortable and then maybe we can spend a quiet
evening together in front of the fire alright.
KAYLA: That'd be nice.
JACK: Alright. I'll be back in a minute. (He
kisses her cheek and leaves.)
SCENE EIGHT: BACK AT THE DEVERAUX MANSION, ANJELICA
HAS TOLD HARPER ABOUT MELISSA'S OUTBURST AT KAYLA AND HE TELLS
HER THAT HE WILL NOT TOLERATE THAT SORT OF BEHAVIOR.