SCENE ONE: KAYLA IS STANDING IN THE LOFT LOOKING AT
A WEDDING PICTURE OF HER AND JACK. HE CREEPS DOWN THE STAIRS
BEHIND HER AND PUTS HIS ARMS AROUND HER.
KAYLA: You scared me.
You were asleep before I even got upstairs last night. This morning
you were up and out of bed before I even knew what was happening,
you know that.
KAYLA: Well I guess my sleeping schedule is a little messed
up, that's all.
JACK: I'm worried about you Kayla.
KAYLA: Well don't be. I'm fine, really.
JACK: Yeh, well, when I think about what almost happened, how
I nearly lost you. I don't know what I'd do.
SOMEONE KNOCKS ON THE DOOR AND SHE MOVES AWAY FROM HIM. JACK
WATCHES HER SUSPICIOUSLY.
KAYLA: I'll get that.
KAYLA OPENS THE
DOOR TO SEE MELISSA STANDING THERE.
MELISSA: Hello Kayla!
JACK: Melissa! What
are you doing here?
MELISSA: I just got out on bail. This is my first stop.
I haven't even been home yet.
KAYLA: Come on in, sure.
MELISSA: Thank you.
KAYLA: Um, what can we do for you?
MELISSA: I just thought there were a few things we should
get straightened out, between all of us.
JACK: Like what things?
MELISSA: Look I know this isn't easy, for anybody. Jack
I did all I could to organize our unfinished business. (She
hands him a large file.)
MELISSA: Here are your keys. I'm sorry it had to end like
JACK: Uh.... right!
MELISSA: I can't work for you anymore....of course. Um....
I just thought I should say so officially, you know.
JACK: (Sigh) Yes!
MELISSA: I hope it won't hurt your campaign. I mean you're
the best man for the job. Everyone knows that. I guess all
I can do for you now is vote for you.
MELISSA: Kayla I just want you to know that no matter what
the situation is, I consider you a good friend and I care
about you and I would never ever do anything to hurt
you. I hope you believe that.
KAYLA: I want to believe it Melissa.
JACK: Look Melissa. I don't think we should be having this
MELISSA: Sure.... right, of course. I said what I came to say.
Excuse me. (She walks to the door.) I hope you'll think about
what I said. Goodbye.
SCENE TWO: JACK IS ON THE PHONE AT THE LOFT.
JACK: Yes, we'll both be ready. Yes, I'll see you then. Goodbye.
KAYLA: We'll both be ready for what?
JACK: For the press conference.
KAYLA: Pre.... today? Jack I don't know....
JACK: Look if you're not up for it Kayla, then we'll cancel
but I have to be honest with you. This could make the difference
in the campaign. Both campaigns, mine and dad's.
KAYLA: Yeh, yeh, I know that.
JACK: Look it's not easy, I know that but as Deveraux we
have to be ready to air our private life with the public,
specially after all these troubles. We have to show that
the marriage is solid and that our commitment to the campaign
and to each other is stronger than ever. You understand that
KAYLA: Yeh I guess I do.
JACK: Then we're on for this afternoon?
KAYLA: Well, if it's that important to you of course.
JACK: Honey, you're that important to me! (He hugs her.)
SCENE THREE: JACK IS DRESSED
IN A DOUBLE BREASTED DARK GRAY SUIT AND IS ARRANGING HIS TIE AS
HE PACES THE LOFT. KAYLA COMES DOWNSTAIRS.
KAYLA: Well, you were working that tie when I went upstairs
to get dressed.
JACK: I.... I just want to get it
KAYLA: Well it's perfect.
JACK: You're sure?
KAYLA: Yeh, I'm positive. It's great.
JACK: Great.... right.
KAYLA: This is very important to you isn't it?
JACK: Yeh, I guess it is! (Still fiddling with his clothes.)
KAYLA: I thought by now you'd be used to these press conferences.
JACK: I am! I'm just um....
JACK: I really want to win this election Kayla!
KAYLA: Well I know that your political career is very important
JACK: (Sigh) All my life, all I've wanted to do is make
my dad proud of me and now I think I've almost done it.
KAYLA: You really love him a lot don't you?
JACK: We're....we don't show a lot of affection usually
but next to you.... (Kayla looks uneasy) he's the closest
person I have.
KAYLA: Well I think your dad is very lucky to have a son
like you Jack.
JACK: (laughing) Well I think I'm the one who's lucky. I
mean how much better can you do than being born a Deveraux.
(Someone knocks on the door.) Well that's it. Time to meet
KAYLA: Time to....
JACK: Coming, coming....(He opens the door.) Hello!
REPORTER 1: Jack.
REPORTER 2: Assemblyman Deveraux
JACK: Come right in. I think Assemblyman is a bit early.
CANBY WALKS IN LAST.
JACK: (To Kayla) I think you remember Mr. Canby don't you?
KAYLA: Yes, of course.
CANBY: Very nice to see you again Mrs. Deveraux.
SCENE FOUR: STEVE AND MARCUS ARE HAVING COFFEE AT
SHENANIGAN'S AND MARCUS TELLS STEVE THAT HE SHOULD NOT RUN AROUND
WITH ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE. STEVE TELLS HIM THAT AFTER THE ELECTION
THEY WILL TELL JACK. MARCUS SAYS THAT IS OKAY FOR JACK BUT WHAT
ABOUT BILLY. STEVE SAYS THAT JACK'S NAME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
HE HAS AND HE WILL NOT TAKE IT FROM HIM. MARCUS SAYS THAT HE SHOULD
TELL HIM THE TRUTH. STEVE REFUSES BECAUSE JACK IS GOING PLACES.
HE SAYS JACK IS NEVER GOING TO FIND OUT WHO HE REALLY IS.
SCENE FIVE: THE PRESS CONFERENCE
IS UNDERWAY AT THE LOFT.
REPORTER 1: (To Jack) Do you really believe Melissa Anderson
tried to kill your wife?
CANBY: (To Kayla)
Is it true that you and Melissa Anderson have been close
friends for a number of years?
JACK: Folks please, as far as the impending court case and
the attempted murder of my wife, there's very little I can
say at this time. All that we do know is that there was an
attempt and I'm very grateful to have her back safe and sound
with me again.
CANBY: Mrs. Deveraux, how do you feel about all this?
KAYLA: I'm a little numb.
CANBY: Glad to be back home with your husband?
KAYLA: Of course I am.
CANBY: Must have been rough being separated? But then it
mustn't be easy being thrown into the middle of a political
campaign? You must be very devoted to your husband.
KAYLA: Well I'm very proud to be a part of Jack's campaign.
CANBY: And his family?
KAYLA: Of course.
JACK: That about wraps it up I think. No more questions.
CANBY: Oh one more, one more. Mrs. Deveraux?
KAYLA: Yes, Mr. Canby?
CANBY: Right. Could you elaborate briefly on your past relationship
with the local hero of the FBI, Steven Johnson? Mrs. Deveraux?
KAYLA: Uh....well Mr. Johnson is working on the low income
housing project with my husband. That's the extent of our
relationship right now.
CANBY: But what was the relationship?
JACK: (interrupting) Look please. She's a married woman
and we're very happily married. I'm sorry to disappoint you
CANBY: Thank you very much Mrs. Deveraux.
JACK: Look there's a campaign special over here, coffee and
donuts. Please join us.
SCENE SIX: JACK AND KAYLA ENTER SHENANIGAN'S.
JACK: JOEY, two cups of coffee over here please. Honey we had
them eating out of the palms of our hands. We were great! No,
no you were great! Maybe you should be running for office.
KAYLA: No, no Thank you.
JACK: I feel so good. I feel I could be hit by lightning and
it wouldn't matter.
STEVE WALKS IN THE
DOOR AND HE AND JACK EXCHANGE LOOKS.
JACK: (To Kayla) Well, lightning strikes twice eh?
JACK: Look why don't you do me a little favor?
KAYLA: What's that?
JACK: Why don't we ignore Mr. Johnson's presence for once
and enjoy our little lunch together?
KAYLA: Good idea.
JACK: I've got a lot of good ideas for us. Want to hear
JOEY: Hey check it out. You guys are on TV.
JACK: Hey look at that, we must have made the early edition.
Honey you look great.
THE TV ANNOUNCER
GOES ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THE FATHER AND SON DEVERAUX TEAM MADE THEIR
FIRST APPEARANCE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN HARPER FIRST RAN FOR
JACK: That's my mother!
THE TV SHOWS A BLACK AND WHITE CLIP OF A YOUNG HARPER WITH BABY
JACK ON THE LAP OF CAMILLE (HARPER'S FIRST WIFE). THE REPORTER
ASKS HARPER IF THIS WAS THE BEST TIME OF HIS LIFE, AND HE TELLS
HIM NO, THAT WHEN HIS WIFE GAVE BIRTH TO JACK AND JACK WAS FIRST
PUT IN HIS ARMS. THE REPORTER THEN ASKS MRS. DEVERAUX IF SHE WANTED
JACK TO GO INTO POLITICS TOO. SHE TELLS THE REPORTER,"WELL,
I THINK I WOULD LIKE HIM TO LEARN TO WALK FIRST, THEN HE CAN RUN."
JACK WATCHES THE OLD NEWS FOOTAGE OVERCOME WITH EMOTION, SEEING
HIS DEAD MOTHER
STEVE: (He is watching
too, and is tearing up seeing Baby Billy, whispering) Billy!
JACK: She was beautiful wasn't she Kayla?
KAYLA: Yes she was beautiful.
JACK: You know the name and the family carry a lot of responsibility
with it. I want to live up to that responsibility.
KAYLA: You will Jack. You already have.
STEVE AND KAYLA EXCHANGE WORRIED GLANCES AND STEVE HAS TEARS
IN HIS EYES.
SCENE SEVEN: KAYLA SNEAKS
OUT TO SEE STEVE IN THE PARK. THEY HUG AND KISS. STEVE ASKS HER
WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF THE NEWS CLIP AND SAID HE CANNOT FORGET THAT
IT WAS BILLY BUT JACK IS SO PROUD TO BE A DEVERAUX THAT THEY MUST
BE DOING THE RIGHT THING NOT TELLING HIM THE TRUTH. KAYLA SAYS SHE
THINKS THE WHOLE THING IS GOING TO BLOW UP IN THEIR FACES. THEY
KISS AGAIN AND CANBY TAKES MORE PICTURES.
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER IS WITH ALAN IN THE PARK AND HE
WANTS HER TO STAY FOR BREAKFAST. SHE IS WORRIED THAT SHE WILL NOT
PASS HER EXAMS NOW THAT SHE AND FRANKIE HAVE BROKEN UP AND THEY
DO NOT STUDY TOGETHER. ALAN SAYS HE IS SICK OF HER CONTINUALLY TALKING
ABOUT FRANKIE EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE BROKEN UP.
SCENE TWO: JENNIFER DAYDREAMS
ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES WITH FRANKIE.
SCENE THREE: EVE ASKS JENNIFER
TO TAKE HER SHIFT AS NURSES' AID AND SHE RELUCTANTLY AGREES. EVE
HAS HEARD THAT ALAN HAS ARRANGED FOR JENNIFER TO MEET FRANKIE AT
THE PARK AND WANTS TO GO HERSELF INSTEAD. ALAN ARRIVES AT THE HOSPITAL
AND TELLS JENNIFER THAT FRANKIE IS WAITING. SHE CANNOT LEAVE BECAUSE
SCENE ONE: KAYLA ARRIVES AT STEVE'S PLACE AND HE LETS
HER IN. JO SEES HER GO INSIDE. KAYLA TELLS STEVE THAT JACK IS LEAVING
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH HARPER AND ANJELICA AND HE EXPECTS HER
TO GO WITH THEM. JO LEAVES.
SCENE TWO: SHE ARRIVES AT
SHENANIGAN'S FOR LUNCH WITH NEIL CURTIS. THEY ARE SITTING TALKING
WHEN JACK WALKS UP.
JACK: Mrs. Johnson? Neil, how're you doing?
JO: Hi Jack, how are you?
JACK: Uh.... I'm pretty good. You haven't seen Kayla have
NEIL: I haven't. Jo, have you?
JO: (Nervously) No.
JACK: Oh, I'm sure....we didn't set a definite time to get
together so I'm sure she'll be around here somewhere.
JO: I'm sure she will.
NEIL: Jack would you like to join us?
JACK: No that's alright. I'll take a table right over here.
It's good to see you.
NEIL: Good to see you.
JACK WALKS OVER
TO HIS TABLE AND MELISSA WALKS UP TO HIM.
MELISSA: Jack can I talk to you for a minute? I have to
ask you something.
JACK: Uh.... I don't think that's such a good idea Melissa.
MELISSA: I know. You're probably right. I probably shouldn't
be talking to you at all, but I still consider you a friend
JACK: Uh.... ah.... um.... I'm at a loss for words and that's
strange considering I'm supposed to be a politician.
MELISSA: I know this has been a tough situation for all
of us. I won't be long. I'll get right to the point....Jack
you know me. You know I'm not a murderer so I have favor
to ask you.
JACK: What favor?
ANJELICA WALKS UP BEHIND MELISSA.
MELISSA: I don't know whether you know this
but Gabrielle Pascal is representing me. Anyway we were going
over my defense and....
JACK: I don't think you should be telling me this.
MELISSA: I want you to be a witness for me Jack, a character
witness. I mean after all I did work for you and we spent
a lot of time together.
JACK: Did your lawyer send you over here to talk to me?
MELISSA: No. In fact she told me not to. But I thought....Jack
I always felt I could count on you.
MELISSA: We were friends weren't we?
MELISSA: Who do you go to when you need a favor? A friend
right? Jack I'm not asking you to lie for me. I just want
you to say what you know about me that's all. Please will
you do it?
JOEY: Telephone for Assemblyman Deveraux.
JACK: Not yet Joey, but thanks anyway. (To Melissa) Excuse
me.... Hello, Jack Deveraux....
SCENE THREE: ANJELICA WALKS UP TO MELISSA WHILE JACK IS ON THE
PHONE AND TELLS HER THAT NEITHER JACK NOR ANYONE OF THE DEVERAUX
FAMILY WILL TESTIFY FOR HER AND THAT THEY DO NOT WANT ANYTHING TO
DO WITH HER.
SCENE FOUR: JACK FINISHES
HIS CALL AND RETURNS TO THE TABLE.
JACK: Anjelica, that's enough. They can hear
you all the way to Chicago.
ANJELICA: Well so what! I'm not ashamed. She was the one....
JACK: I said, enough!
ANJELICA: Jack, you're not going to court and testify for
this woman? Remember she tried to poison your wife!
JACK: No I'm not. (To Melissa) Now look, I'll answer any
questions in court but I cannot testify on your behalf. That
wouldn't be fair to Kayla. I'm sorry Melissa.
MELISSA: I understan.... No. I don't understand. I don't
understand any of this.
JACK: Look you're putting me in a rather awkward position.
MELISSA: I'm putting you in an awkward position? Jack I'm
being accused of murder.
JACK: I know that. My wife was the intended victim.
MELISSA: WELL NOT MY VICTIM! Jack I have done everything
for you. I've practically devoted my whole life to you. Don't
you think you owe me?
JACK: I don't owe you anything.... Melissa I appreciate
the fact that you were my employee and my friend but Kayla
is my wife. I'm sorry I can't help you.
MELISSA: No! You mean you don't want to. Jack I'm sorry. I
just thought because I cared so much about you, you might have
some compassion for me.
ANJELICA: (To Jack) Guilty as charged.
SCENE FIVE: JO LEAVES NEIL AT SHENANIGAN'S AFTER OVERHEARING
MELISSA TALK TO JACK. SHE GOES BACK TO STEVE'S WHERE KAYLA AND HE
ARE TALKING. SHE TELLS THEM BOTH THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SNEAK AROUND
BEHIND JACK'S BACK. STEVE TELLS JO THAT KAYLA KNOWS THAT JACK IS
BILLY. JO THINKS THEY SHOULD NEVER TELL HIM THE TRUTH BECAUSE IT
WOULD DESTROY HIM. KAYLA SAYS THAT IT IS HURTING EVERYONE BY NOT
TELLING THE TRUTH. JO SAYS SHE TOLD STEVE NOT TO PLAY GOD WITH JACK'S
LIFE BY GIVING HIM KAYLA. KAYLA ADMITS THAT SHE HAS NOT SLEPT WITH
JACK BUT THAT SHE CANNOT LIE TO HIM ANY LONGER AND IF SHE GOES ON
THE CAMPAIGN THEN SHE WILL HAVE TO SLEEP WITH HIM.
SCENE SIX: JACK AND ANJELICA
ARE HAVING DINNER AT SHENANIGAN'S.
ANJELICA: I don't know Gabrielle Pascal very well but I can't
imagine why she wants to represent Melissa Anderson.
JACK: I don't why you're treating Melissa this way.
ANJELICA: Well I think I have every reason to and I don't
understand your attitude.
JACK: Look whether Melissa did it or not, there is no cause
for you to carry on like that at Shenanigan's.
ANJELICA: Jack, I wasn't aware that I was carrying on.
JACK: Well you were, believe me. I don't need you to fight
my battles for me.
ANJELICA: You're right. I'm sorry. I did get a little carried
JACK: Yes you did!
ANJELICA: Jack I didn't
mean to embarrass you. It's just that I don't think of you
as my step-son. I think of you as my son even though I didn't
actually give birth to you and I guess I get a little over-protective
at times. So shoot me!
JACK: No I'm going to shoot you yet. I'm going to keep you
round for a little while.
ANJELICA: You're not mad?
JACK: No I'm not mad! As long as you pay for dinner?
ANJELICA: Oh okay.... I'll pay for dinner.
JO ENTERS SHENANIGAN'S
AND ASKS NEIL FOR HIS HELP. KAYLA ARRIVES AND HURRIES OVER TO ANJELICA
KAYLA: Hi, sorry I'm late.
JACK: Hi Kayla.
ANJELICA: Hi Kayla, you missed a lovely dinner. Jack pined
away for you through the entire meal.
JACK: I won't deny that.
ANJELICA: Are you hungry? I'll call the waiter.
JACK: No, there's no time for that. You haven't packed yet
KAYLA: No, I haven't. I guess we should go home and pack.
JACK: Uh, huh!
ANJELICA: Would you excuse me a minute? I want to call home.
NEIL WALKS UP TO THE TABLE.
NEIL: Kayla. I'm glad I ran into you. Saves a phone call.
KAYLA: A phone call?
NEIL: Yeh your test results are in.
KAYLA: My test results?
NEIL: (To Jack) They say doctors and nurses don't make good
patients but I'm glad to say that Kayla's exception. She
wasn't feeling quite right and she came to my office this
JACK: You didn't tell me that.
KAYLA: I didn't want to upset you.
JACK: What did the tests show?
KAYLA: Yeh. I'd like to know that myself.
NEIL: Well I'm afraid that Kayla isn't recovering quite
as quick as we hoped.
JACK: I didn't know that.
NEIL: It's nothing too serious but she has been under a
lot of stress lately with the pneumonia on top of the Atropine
poisoning she's going to take a little time to bounce all
the way back.
ANJELICA: Excuse me for interrupting but we're leaving on
a campaign trip tonight.
NEIL: No, not Kayla. I wouldn't allow it. A campaign trip
would be far too stressful.
JACK: You're telling me she shouldn't go?
NEIL: Absolutely not.
JACK: Then she won't go and neither will I.
ANJELICA: Oh Jack you've got to go. Jack, your father is
running for President of the United States. If Kayla can't
go that's excusable. If you don't show that would be horrible.
Sweetheart your father is depending on you. You can't disappoint
JACK: Kayla, would you mind if I didn't go?
KAYLA: No I wouldn't mind....Well I would mind of course
but if it means so much to your father then I think that
you should go.... don't let me hold you back.
ANJELICA: Good it's settled. Let's go home and pack. Neil,
nice to see you.See you again.
JACK: Goodbye Neil. (To Kayla) This way.
KAYLA: Why don't you two go ahead. I'll be right there.
SCENE SEVEN: KAYLA RETURNS
AND ASKS NEIL WHAT IS GOING ON. HE TELLS HER THAT JO ASKED HIM TO
FIND A WAY FOR HER TO STAY IN TOWN WHEN JACK LEFT. SHE THANKS HIM.
SCENE EIGHT: JO VISITS STEVE
AND TELLS HIM SHE KNOWS HE'S FEELING LOUSY. HE TELLS HER THAT SHE
IS SIDING WITH HER BILLY. SHE TELLS HIM TO HAVE FAITH BUT HE LEAVES.
SCENE NINE: JACK AND KAYLA
AT THE DOOR OF THE LOFT AS HE PREPARES TO LEAVE ON THE CAMPAIGN.
JACK: Take the bags down to the car, Walter. I'll be right
down....(To Kayla) Well! I'll call you every day!
KAYLA: You'll be too busy. Time will just fly by.
JACK: I'll miss you every minute.
KAYLA: I'll miss you too Jack.
JACK: I want you to miss me a lot....when I get back Honey....
I can't wait till I get back.
JACK: It's so hard to leave.... Goodbye.... I love you.
WHILE JACK IS AWAY, STEVE TURNS UP ON THE ROOF OF
THE LOFT AND HE AND KAYLA SPEND THE TIME TOGETHER WHILE CANBY TAKES
MORE PICTURES OF THEM.
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER GETS JEALOUS OF FRANKIE'S RELATIONSHIP
WITH PAULA, HIS TEACHER. SHE CATCHES EVE OUT IN A LIE ABOUT SPENDING
TIME WITH FRANKIE.
SCENE TWO: JENNIFER TELLS HER FATHER
BILL THAT SHE BROKE IT OFF WITH FRANKIE BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT SHE
WOULD END UP IN A SANITARIUM LIKE LAURA.
SCENE THREE: STEVE AND KAYLA
SPEND MORE AND MORE TIME TOGETHER INCLUDING TIME IN HIS ROOM. CANBY
FOLLOWS THEM AND TAKES PICTURES.
SCENE FOUR: STEVE QUESTIONS
MELISSA ABOUT WHO MIGHT WANT TO KILL KAYLA.
SCENE FIVE: MAX FALLS IN
THE FISH SHOP AND CUTS HIS EYE BADLY.
SCENE ONE: A WEEK LATER, STEVE AND KAYLA ARE SITTING
TOGETHER IN THE HOSPITAL LOUNGE ASLEEP WHEN JACK ENTERS.
JACK: What in the hell are you doing in here with her?
STEVE: Relax man.
JACK GRABS STEVE.
I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS.
STEVE: Relax junior.
JACK: I TELL YOU I'VE HAD ENOUGH. I'M NOT GOING TO RELAX.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU WANT ME TO RELAX?
KAYLA: JACK! JACK!
STEVE: Take your hands offa me!
JACK: NO MAN I'M NOT....WHAT? WHAT?
KAYLA: JACK STOP, STOP IT! You made a mistake.
STEVE PUSHES JACK AWAY.
KAYLA: What are you doing here? I thought you were on a campaign
trip with your dad.
JACK: I was but then I got word about your little brother
and I came back as fast as I could but it looks like you've
already got more help than you can handle. (To Steve.) You
still haven't answered my question. What are you doing here? I told
you to stay away from her.
STEVE: Man this is a hospital what do you think I'm doing....
JACK: DON'T GIVE ME THAT KIND OF ANSWER. I'M WARNING YOU!
STEVE: Look man, not that it's any of your business but
my little friend Maxwell Brady happens to be in surgery all night.
I'm waiting to see if he's alright. Now if you don't like
that then that's too bad.
JACK: I TOLD YOU WHAT I DON'T LIKE. YOU BEING WITH MY WIFE!
STEVE: I told you man that there's nothing going on here.
JACK: I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR EXCUSES. THIS PLACE IS BIG.
YOU COULD WAIT ANYWHERE NOT WITH HER.
STEVE: I was waiting for little Maxwell. I told him I wouldn't
JACK: Well obviously what we have here is a little failure
to communicate. Maybe I can make it a little clearer for
you. I WANT YOU TO WAIT OUTSIDE. GET OUT OF HERE. YOU UNDERSTAND
STEVE: Oh I understand that. We have a problem to communicate....
KAYLA: Steve, Jack! Steve was just waiting with me. I was
upset after bringing Max in and we were up talking all night.
I guess I just fell asleep for a few minutes that's all.
STEVE: I've done enough explaining here. I'll see you later
JACK: THE HELL YOU WILL! YOU STAY AWAY FROM MY WIFE!
STEVE REMOVES HIS COAT THAT WAS AROUND KAYLA'S SHOULDERS
SCENE TWO: MELISSA MEETS ALICE DOWN
AT THE WHARF. SHE ASKS HER WHAT SHE SHOULD DO ABOUT A SECRET SHE
KNOWS THAT MIGHT DESTROY SOMEONE.
SCENE THREE: THE HOSPITAL
JACK: So are you feeling better?
KAYLA: I'm fine. Why?
JACK: Thought maybe you'd be getting back to your old self.
After what Neil told me that you couldn't go on the campaign
trip I was really upset. But he was right, it's been a real
grind and you would have gotten worse. But honey, while I
was gone I missed you so much. (He hugs her.)
KAYLA: Jack it was very nice of you to come back early.
I hope your father knows I appreciate that.
JACK: Of course he does. I told him I knew how worried you'd
be about this and he immediately told me to get right home.
You'd be amazed I mention your name, he drops what he's doing
and helps you any way he can. He really cares about you.
(Pause) So how did it happen? I mean I just got the word
that Max had an accident.
KAYLA: Well if it's alright with you I'd really rather not
talk about it right now. I brought Max in here and I'm still
pretty shook up about it.
JACK: I don't want to upset you or anything, but I care
about this too. I mean now he's part of my family now too
and I want to do anything I can to support your dad, or your
mom or Frankie or you.
KAYLA: You're always very sweet aren't you Jack?
JACK: No I'm not sweet, I'm in love!
KAYLA: You know Jack you really shouldn't have gotten so
upset with Steve back there. He really was just trying to
JACK: I thought that maybe after everything that went on
I had a lot of reason to be upset. Don't you think that?
KAYLA: Well yeh.... I guess so.
JACK: I mean in the past there's been a lot of feelings going
on between the two of you and when I see you together I sometimes
get the feeling that those feelings are still there. Look at
me Kayla. (She turns around to face him.) When I look in your
eyes those feelings aren't there. Make me not worry, tell me
not to be afraid.... I'm sorry honey, I'm so sorry. (He hugs
SCENE FOUR: JACK AND
KAYLA ARE IN THE DOCTOR'S LOUNGE AND STEVE AND MARCUS COME IN.
STEVE: Kayla, Marcus watched Maxwell's operation.
KAYLA: Is it over?
STEVE: So how's he doing? Come on talk!
Well.... I'd like to give you guys some hope but it's just a
little too early to tell right now.
KAYLA: Well I'm going to find my dad and Frankie. They'd
want to know that Max was okay.
JACK: We'll take care of it right now.
JACK AND KAYLA LEAVE.