[Air date 12-29-87]
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER GIVES FRANKIE A
BIRTHDAY PRESENT. SHE DOES NOT KNOW THAT HE IS WORKING AT THE TEEN
HELP LINE AND THAT HE IS THE ONE SHE TALKS TO WHEN SHE CALLS. EVE
IS INTERESTED IN FRANKIE AND QUERIES JENNIFER ABOUT HOW THINGS STAND
SCENE ONE: THE DEVERAUX MANSION. ANJELICA IS THERE
AND MELISSA ENTERS. ANJELICA ASKS HER ABOUT THE PLANS FOR THE PARTY
AND THEN GIVES HER A CHAT ABOUT HER BEHAVIOR TO KAYLA. HARPER OVERHEARS
AND ENJOYS THE FACT THAT PEOPLE THINK MELISSA IS A BIT PARANOID.
JACK AND KAYLA HAVE BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL. THEY WALK INTO THE DOCTOR'S
LOUNGE FOLLOWED BY BILL HORTON.
JACK: Well I'm counting on good news.
BILL: Well then you're in luck because that's
all we have for you.
JACK: You okay honey?
KAYLA: Yeh I'm great. Bill said I'm gonna
BILL: My staff has checked her out from head
to toe and the pneumonia is out of her system.
JACK: Oh that's great. (He hugs Kayla who
BILL: I would recommend however that she
take it easy for a while. If she takes things slowly I think she
can get back to a normal life.
JACK: That's the best news I've heard all
BILL: Well, I'll leave you two to celebrate.
Kayla if you have any questions, please feel free to call.
BILL LEAVES AND KAYLA MOVES AWAY FROM
JACK: Honey what's wrong?
Wrong? Nothings wrong, why?
JACK: Well for someone who just got great
news you don't seem very happy about it.
KAYLA: Well I'm just tired from all the tests,
JACK: Well I'll take you right home.
KAYLA: Yes I think if I get back to my folks
house and lie down for a while, I'll feel a lot better.
JACK: Aaaheeeee.... actually we're not going
to your parents.
KAYLA: What do you mean? I thought we were
JACK: Ah, well I've arranged a little surprise
in honor of your recovery and ah well from now on we're going to spend
every night.... alone!
SCENE THREE: MEANWHILE STEVE MEETS MARCUS ON THE
PIER AND SHOWS HIM THE NEWSPAPER STORY ABOUT THE NEW YEAR'S EVE
PARTY. HE IS WORRIED KAYLA WILL BE UNSAFE AT THE DEVERAUX MANSION
AND ASKS MARCUS TO FIND A WAY TO GET JACK AWAY FROM KAYLA SO THAT
HE CAN SPEAK TO HER ALONE.
THE HOSPITAL CONTINUED.
KAYLA: What do you mean, alone together?
JACK: From now on it's just going to be the
two of us. No parents, no maids, no servants, just the two of us.
KAYLA: Really. How, where?
JACK: Well I've been waiting to tell you
this for some time. (He takes a set of keys out of his pocket.)
You ought to recognize them. They used to be yours.
KAYLA: The loft....
JACK: Look I've been putting a lot of thought
into this. Now we can't stay at your folks anymore. I love 'em and
they're great but that place is just too crowded and we can't go
to my folks either so the loft will be just perfect for us.
KAYLA: That's very sweet of you Jack but
I don't think the loft is for us.
JACK: Ah well it won't be permanent you understand.
We'll get a much bigger place in the future but you can feel comfortable
there for the time being and what's more we can finally be alone.
KAYLA: Well, you heard what Bill said. He
said I should take it easy right now and I don't think I can take
JACK: Oh no that's the great part. The movers
are moving all your stuff even as we speak. Everything out of storage,
all my stuff, putting it all together, right now.
KAYLA: Really, great....
JACK: Look the best part is that we are going
to be able to be there tonight!
KAYLA: Yeh....what about your parent's party?
JACK: Oh we're going to be at the party.....
we're just going to leave early.... (He gently runs his finger down
the side of her face.) I want to make sure this New Year's Eve is
the best, most special, most romantic night of your life. (He kisses
A NURSE WALKS IN.
NURSE: Sorry to interrupt.
Carol. That's alright. What is it?
NURSE: Dr. Hunter is on the phone for you.
KAYLA: Oh, I'll take it in here. I wonder what
this is about?
SHE PICKS UP
THE PHONE AND AS SHE DOES MARCUS HANDS IT TO STEVE.
Hi Baby! I gotta see you right away.
KAYLA: I didn't expect to hear from you.
STEVE: You're not alone, are you baby?
KAYLA: No, Jack brought me to the hospital
for my checkup.
STEVE: Listen to me. I need to see you right
KAYLA: Me too. How, where?
STEVE: I've got it all worked out. You just
do what I tell you okay? You go to Jack right now and tell him that
Marcus wants to see you at Shenanigan's and it's important. You
just tell him it's about the new plans for the Emergency Center.
KAYLA: Okay I think I can do that.
STEVE: Can you get here without Jack?
KAYLA: What if that's not possible?
STEVE: Either way it doesn't matter. Just
get here. Can you handle that?
JACK: What's wrong honey? What does he want?
KAYLA: Uh....yes I think I can get there.
STEVE: You just get yourself here and don't
worry about anything. You trust me don't you?
KAYLA: You know I do.
STEVE: Okay. See ya soon. Take it easy.
JACK: What was that all about?
KAYLA: Well that was Marcus and he want's
me to meet him at Shenanigan's now.
JACK: Now! On New Year's Eve?
KAYLA: Well yeh. He has these plans for the
new Emergency Center. He'd like my advice I guess.
JACK: Well, I don't blame him. You've had
so many emergencies lately, you've had a lot of experience.
KAYLA: Yeh, well I really should get going
myself you know so I can meet him there.
JACK: Oh no, no, no. I'll go with you.
KAYLA: Nooo. You have so many things you
want to take care of and....
JACK: It's alright. It's nothing that can't
KAYLA: Alright then. We don't want to keep
Marcus waiting. We should go.
MELISSA WALKS IN.
JACK: Melissa! Hello!
MELISSA: Jack, you have a minute? I need
to talk to you.
JACK: Actually Kayla and I need to run. Maybe
we can talk tonight at the party. Uh, if you have a moment, there's
a huge favor I'd like to ask you.
MELISSA: Sure. What?
JACK: You know where Kayla's old loft is,
JACK: Well if you could take these keys,
open up, check with the movers, make sure that they're paid and
make sure everything's not broken, I couldn't thank you enough.
MELISSA: Who's moving?
JACK: Well, we are.
MELISSA: Oh! When did this happen?
JACK: Oh just today. Look I'll tell you tonight
at the party, alright? We really have to go. Come on Kayla. (To Melissa.)
Thanks a million. You're a doll.
SCENE FIVE: MEANWHILE, ANJELICA HAS FOUND A LOVE
LETTER TO JACK WRITTEN BY MELISSA. SHE IS READING IT TO HARPER AND
FINDS IT DISTURBING. HARPER SEEMS TO THINK THAT IT IS "JUST
A SIMPLE CRUSH ON OUR SON." ANJELICA TELLS HIM SHE HAS CALLED
THE POLICE BECAUSE SHE THINKS "THIS HAS A LOT TO DO WITH KAYLA'S
POISONING." HARPER IS SECRETLY PLEASED. ABE ARRIVES AND ANJELICA
TELLS HIM ABOUT MELISSA'S OUTBURST AT KAYLA AT THE RESTAURANT. THAT
REINFORCES ABE'S BELIEF THAT THIS COULD BE SERIOUS.
MELISSA IS AT THE LOFT AFTER THE MOVERS HAVE LEFT. SHE BEGINS TO
DAYDREAM ABOUT LIFE WITH JACK. SHE WALKS INTO THE MAIN BEDROOM AND
PICKS UP A ROSE. SHE IS DRESSED IN A BLACK NEGLIGEE HOLDING A SINGLE
ROSE. JACK WALKS UP BEHIND HER REMOVING HIS SHIRT. HE BEGINS KISSING
HER NECK, REMOVING HER ROBE AS HE DOES SO.
I've waited so long for this.
I wish I'd realized sooner how much you mean to me, how much I love
MELISSA: I love you too. I always have.
JACK: We've wasted so much time. Let's not waste
HE KISSES HER PASSIONATELY.
FADE BACK TO REALITY AND MELISSA SMELLING THE ROSE WITH TEARS IN
HER EYES. SHE RUNS UPSTAIRS.
JACK AND KAYLA WALK INTO SHENANIGAN'S WHERE MARCUS IS WAITING.
MARCUS: Oh there you are. Glad you guys could
KAYLA: Hi Marcus.
JACK: Dr. Hunter.
MARCUS: It's Marcus remember?
JACK: Right, right. Marcus.
KAYLA: Jack came along with me because he's
interested in the Emergency Center plans.
MARCUS: Oh great. Well I'm glad to get some
input from our future Assemblyman. So we should sit down and get
JACK: Yes. I'd be very interested in seeing
what you've got there.
JOEY THE BARTENDER: Excuse me Kayla, there's
a phone call for you.
KAYLA: Oh. Excuse me just a second.
MARCUS: Jack why don't you just look....
KAYLA WALKS TO THE BAR WHILE MARCUS
SHOWS JACK THE PLANS AT THE TABLE.
So far so good, sweetness?
KAYLA: Well not really. Jack's here.
STEVE: No problem baby. Look, just go back
to the table and tell him you gotta go to the Ladies Room and slip
out the back door to the alley. I'll be waitin.
KAYLA: I don't know....
STEVE: Come on baby, it'll work out fine.
Marcus will take care of Jack. You said you trusted me.
KAYLA: Alright, give me a minute.
PUTS DOWN THE PHONE AND RETURNS TO THE TABLE AND SITS DOWN.
JACK: Well what was that all about?
Well it was the hospital. They said someone left a sweater and they
thought it was mine.
JACK: Right. Well you ought to take a look
at this floor plan Marcus has. It's very interesting.
KAYLA: Well I'd love to but I really have
to go to the restroom.
JACK: Are you alright?
KAYLA: I'm fine. I'll be right back.
MARCUS: (Distracting Jack) You know what
I'm going to do. I'm going to show you these floor plans, right
SCENE EIGHT: KAYLA SNEAKS OUT BEHIND
JACK'S BACK AND MEETS STEVE IN THE ALLEY. HE TELLS HER SHE CANNOT
GO TO THE DEVERAUX'S BECAUSE SOMEONE THERE IS TRYING TO POISON HER.
HE SAYS SHE CANNOT GO TO THE PARTY. HE GRABS HER AND KISSES HER.
SHE SAYS SHE IS GOING ANYWAY AND SHE TELLS HIM THAT SHE AND JACK
HAVE MOVED TO THE LOFT TODAY. STEVE TELLS HER SHE HAS TO FIND A
WAY TO AVOID MAKING LOVE TO JACK.
MARCUS: As you can see we still have a few kinks
to iron out but as you can see it's going to be really nice.
SCENE NINE: INSIDE SHENANIGAN'S MARCUS IS STILL
DIVERTING JACK'S ATTENTION.
JACK: You know Kayla's been taking an awfully
long time. I wonder what she's doing....
MARCUS: I just want to get your opinion on Phase
One here.... Phase Two is only 8000 though....
KAYLA RETURNS TO THE RESTAURANT AND SITS DOWN
AS IF SHE HAS JUST RETURNED FROM THE RESTROOM.
KAYLA: Sorry it took me so long.
JACK: Are you alright honey?
KAYLA: Sure. I'm fine. Let me see those plans.
MARCUS: See what you think about them here.
Here's our phase one right here.
AND MARCUS EXCHANGE KNOWING LOOKS ABOUT STEVE.
HARPER AND ANJELICA DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF MELISSA BEING THE
ONE WHO WOULD POISON KAYLA. CUT TO
MELISSA READING ANOTHER LOVE LETTER TO JACK.
JACK AND KAYLA COME DOWN THE STAIRS TO THE MAIN BEDROOM IN THE LOFT.
JACK PUTS HIS HANDS LOVINGLY ON HER SHOULDERS.
JACK: Welcome home!
The place looks nice. (She shrugs away from him)
JACK: I guess it brings back a few memories
KAYLA: Yes it does.
JACK: Brings back a few memories for me too
you know. Remember my first night in Salem, I came here.
KAYLA: Yeh, you surprised me.
JACK: I remember it was pouring down with
rain. I remember the sound of the rain coming down on the roof and
you said it was alright to stay the night. My life's never been
the same since that night.
KAYLA: Neither's mine. (Pause) Champagne,
JACK: You like the flowers, right? I wanted
to get it just right.
KAYLA: You really went all out didn't you?
JACK: Look I promised you that this was going
to be the most special, most romantic night of your life and no matter
what I'm going to keep my promise. This is going to be a night you'll
KAYLA: Jack I don't
know what to say.
JACK: You don't have to say anything Kayla.
I know that you're not comfortable and that's.... alright.... because
I know something else.
I know that things are going to be different for us.
KAYLA: Boy, you sound awfully positive.
JACK: I do because tonight's not just going
to be new year. It's going to be a whole new life for us. You know
other couples they celebrate the past....what's already happened....but
we're going to celebrate the future and all those great and wonderful
things that are going to come our way....Look I know you're nervous
but believer me.... I'm nervous too. I promise you I'll be gentle,
I'll be so careful and we'll take it so slow.... I'll do anything
I can to make you happy Kayla.
KAYLA: Jack, um....
JACK: What is it honey?
KAYLA: Ah.... it's just that after everything
that's happened already I think we just need to take it step by step,
you know? I just don't want to promise anything about tonight.
JACK: I don't expect anything either. I....look
I.... won't force anything on you. I won't push it. Most of all
I could never hurt you Kayla....well look we're going to be late
for the party. Let's get ready right?
KAYLA: Well why don't you go ahead. I'll
catch up with you.
JACK: Alright I will.... Kayla I love you.
KAYLA: (Whispering to herself) Right.
STEVE AND MARCUS ARE HAVING COFFEE WHEN MELISSA COMES IN AND TELLS
THEM HOW BUSY SHE AND JACK WILL BE AT THE PARTY. STEVE DECIDES TO
GO TO THE PARTY TO PROTECT KAYLA.
HARPER CONVINCES ANJELICA THAT IT IS JUST SPECULATION THAT MELISSA
COULD HURT KAYLA. ANJELICA LEAVES THE ROOM AND HARPER CALLS SOMEONE
AND TELL THEM TO PUT THE PLAN INTO ACTION.
ABE GETS A SEARCH WARRANT TO SEARCH HER APARTMENT. CUT TO SOMEONE
SWAPPING SOME HEADACHE PILLS IN MELISSA'S KITCHEN DRAWER FOR THE
SAME PILLS THAT KAYLA WAS POISONED WITH.
JACK: Kayla? Kayla what are you doing up here.
I've been looking all over for you. (He puts his coat around her shoulders.)
SCENE FIFTEEN: KAYLA WALKS UP TO THE ROOF AND
DAYDREAMS OF ALL THE TIMES SHE AND STEVE HAVE MADE LOVE. JACK
FINDS HER THERE.
KAYLA: I just wanted to see this place again.
It's just special to me that's all.
JACK: Well this special place is going to
give you another case of pneumonia. Come on, we've got to get inside
and get ready for the party.
GO BACK DOWNSTAIRS TO THE LOFT.