HARPER: Jack, what have you got there?
JACK: Ah.... ah.... er.... nothing. Just something someone
was showing to me. (He puts the pictures back in the folder hiding
them from Harper.)
HARPER: Elected for five minutes and already
they're shoving favors at you?
HARPER: How does it feel to be an Assemblyman
JACK: It's great.... I.... guess. (His face is filled
HARPER: I know it can seem a little overwhelming
but you'll do just fine. You can't miss. You're a Deveraux! Come
on let's go talk to your constituents.
Ah.... er.... have you seen Kayla?
KAYLA COMES DOWN THE PIER STEPS AND
JACK SEE HER. HIS FACE IS FULL OF ANGER AND DISBELIEF THAT SHE
COULD BETRAY HIM LIKE THIS.
(Calm and angry.) Where have you been? I've been looking for you.
I was just around. Here and there.
A REPORTER SUGGESTS A SHOT OF THE NEW ASSEMBLYMAN
AND HIS WIFE. JACK'S EYES NEVER LEAVE KAYLA. STEVE WATCHES FROM
THE STEPS. CANBY GLOATS FROM THE SIDE AS JACK POSES WITH THE
FOLDER UNDER HIS ARM.
JACK: That's enough! That's enough pictures!
Mrs. Deveraux, what are your plans
now as an Assemblyman's wife?
IS STUNNED AS HE STANDS SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE BUT ALONE.
I'm not really sure. I've only been
an Assemblyman's wife for ten minutes.
CONTINUES TO STARE INTO SPACE.
Jack, what's going to be your first
order of business?
JACK: I'm going
to finish the riverfront housing project. (Everyone applauds including
Steve.) Actually that's the reason I started and ran for the Assemblyship.
It's been going on too long. I think you know it, I know it. We
all know it. It's about time we finished it and that's what I'm
going to do. I'm going to fix it.
REPORTER: How about you Mrs. Deveraux?
What are you going to be doing?
KAYLA: I'm not really sure yet.
REPORTER: Well you used to work at the
JACK: She opened the Emergency Center.
Well do you have any plans to work
with the new one? Has anyone asked you about the design?
JACK SEES CANBY OVER BEHIND THE CROWD.
OF ANGER, HE WALKS PAST STEVE AND OVER TO CANBY AND TAKES HIM
ASIDE TO TALK.
Okay, what's your game?
I'm just trying to help you out.
JACK: How do I know these pictures aren't
CANBY: They're not. You know that. Look
I'm sure there are more delicate ways of finding out your wife
is having an affair.
JACK: Shut up!
CANBY: Just trying to help.
JACK: Look maybe you already know this
but my wife had a relationship with this man before we
CANBY: And I think it's pretty obvious
that relationship did not end when you got married.
JACK: (Sigh) Maybe they're old pictures!
CANBY: (Trying to grab the folder) What
did your wife wear on New Ye.... (Jack stops him taking it.) What
did your wife wear on New Year's Eve, mm? Now I thought it was
a new dress but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe she wore that last year.
JACK: Look if you're planning....(Angry)
if you're planning to get money from myself or any of my family....
Oh no, no, no, no. Hey, hey, hey. I'm
just doing you a favor and I'm sure that sometime in the future
you're going to be more than happy to do the same for me.
JACK GRABS CANBY'S ARM AS HE STARTS
TO WALK AWAY.
JACK: I want those negatives!
CANBY: I'll be in touch.
JACK WALKS OVER AND STANDS BEHIND STEVE AND
WATCHES KAYLA AS SHE TALKS TO VOTERS.
KAYLA: Everything okay?
Yeh. I think it's time we headed over to Blondie's.
KAYLA: Well do you think it will be warmer
WALKS OVER TO STEVE WHO IS PLAYING HIS HARMONICA.
Hey junior, yeah! (He smiles.)
JACK: So, we did it
STEVE: We did it! We did it! I always knew you could buy
anything with the right amount of money, dude! (He laughs with
excitement.) I'm just kidding with you.
JACK: (Stiff and expressionless)
Congratulations. We're having a little celebration over at Blondie's
and, ah, I....we both want you to come.
STEVE: Ah no, I don't think so.
JACK: Oh come on....(Grinning)....come
on tell him to come Kayla.
KAYLA: No I think I'd rather stay out of
JACK: Steve, you could keep the party rolling,
everyone up and we could go home (aside to Kayla but so Steve
can hear) and celebrate on our own. (To Steve) Come on, I won't
take no for an answer. Yes, we'll see you there right?
STEVE: Oh I don't know.
JACK: Good. (He pats Steve on the arm.)
I'll see you there.
WALKS AWAY AND KAYLA FOLLOWS HIM.
Jack I was just thinking that I left
my car over at Shenanigan's this morning.
Oh you did, well maybe I should drop you off.
No, you know it's probably less than
a half a block away. I'll think I'll just walk over and I'll meet
you at Blondie's later, right. Great!
WALKS AWAY. JACK:
Okay, I'll see you.
Congratulations Jack. It's been quite a day for you.
JACK: Yes sir. (He smiles snidely at Steve.)Yes
sir, it certainly is!....Excuse me.
STEVE AND KAYLA ARE ON THE PIER ALONE.
So what are you going to tell Jack?
STEVE: (Laughing) Me? I thought you were
going to tell him?
KAYLA: (Grinning) No I'm not going to tell
STEVE: Well he's your husband.
KAYLA: But he's your....(Steve begins to
kiss her neck and she giggles.) Don't do that it tickles. Stop
it, stop it....
STEVE: And I know you love it.
I do love it. I do.
THEY CONTINUE TO KISS AS WE DRAW BACK AND SEE
JACK WATCHING THEM, HIS FACE FILLED WITH BETRAYAL AND HURT.
JACK IS BACK AT BLONDIES READY FOR THE VICTORY PARTY. STILL CLUTCHING
THE FOLDER OF PICTURES UNDER HIS ARM, HE SEE JO AND STOPS. HE
TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND WALKS IN TO APPLAUSE.
IS GRINNING FROM THE BAR.
Hello son, congratulations. This day
is going to go down in the history books.
Oh come on dad.
HARPER: No I mean it. When they start talking
about the beginning of Jack Deveraux's political career this is
the day they'll be talking about. (Harper gives Jack a big hug.)
I'm proud of you Son.
JACK: Thanks Dad.
ANJELICA: I'm proud of you too. (She gives
Jack a hug.)
HARPER: Where's Kayla?
JACK: (Upset) She's....she's on her way....she's
just bringing her car.
ANJELICA: She should have left her car
and come with you sweetheart.
ARRIVES AND WALKS UP TO JO AND ASKS WHY SHE IS HERE. SHE SAYS
THAT JACK INVITED HER BECAUSE HE LIKES HER. MARCUS ARRIVES AND
SAID HE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO JACK'S CAMPAIGN BECAUSE HE HAS HEARD
GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM. KAYLA ARRIVES.
Jack, hi. Sorry it took me so long.
(She gives him a quick kiss on the cheek.) The engine was cold,
I couldn't really get it started easily.
I was getting worried about you.
ANJELICA: Kayla darling, people have been
asking for you.
KAYLA: Really, I'm sorry. I had a little
car trouble. Aren't these things ever quiet?
CANBY RAISES HIS GLASS IN A TOAST TO JACK.
Are you alright?
Actually I'm exhausted. I'd like to get out of here as soon as
Ladies and gentlemen, please gather
round. I could make a long speech but it's the same thing I've been
saying ever since I brought him home. I'm so proud of this guy.
Your new Assemblyman Jack Deveraux and his beautiful wife Kayla!
Come up here.
JACK AND KAYLA
WALK UP ON STAGE.
Now I hope he doesn't mind my saying
this, but if you like me then you're really going to like this guy.
Ever since he was about this high he was my best adviser.
HARPER CONTINUES TO TALK ABOUT JACK
TO THE CROWD. MEANWHILE JO TELLS STEVE THAT SHE THINKS JACK COULD
BECOME PRESIDENT. HE SAYS THAT JACK WINNING THIS ELECTION IS ENOUGH
FOR HIM. STEVE AND KAYLA EXCHANGE GLANCES ACROSS THE ROOM OBSERVED
BY CANBY. JACK NOTICES AND RESUMES A STEELY LOOK OF ANGER AND
SCENE SEVEN: JACK AND KAYLA COME IN THE
DOOR OF THE LOFT. SILENTLY HE HANGS UP HIS COAT AND TURNS ON
THE LIGHT. KAYLA IS UNEASY. JACK PUTS HIS KEYS ON THE KITCHEN
COUNTER TOP AND SUDDENLY GRABS KAYLA AND PICKS HER UP.
JACK: We did it! We did it! (Forcing a laugh.)
KAYLA: (Worried) Jack, Jack, I thought
you were tired.
JACK: (Snidely) Well....I'm not!
KAYLA: Jack you know I'm really so proud
of you. You're going to make a great Assemblyman. (She walks away
but he grabs her arm.)
JACK: No, no, no. Don't go away. I want
to make love to you.
JACK KISSES HER GENTLY AND SHE FLINCHES.
HE WITHDRAWS THEN GRABS HER AND KISSES HER MUCH HARDER ON THE
LIPS. SHE SQUIRMS OUT OF HIS ARMS.
Jack, what are you doing?
What do you think I'm doing? I'm kissing you.
KAYLA: Well I don't like being kissed that
JACK: Oh?....(He turns around and removes the pictures
from his briefcase. When he turns back his expression has changed
to one of revenge and hate.) Well tell me, do you like it like
this? (He shows her the first picture.) Or maybe like this? (He
shows her the next picture and the next, each one showing her
and Steve kissing.) Is this how you like it? Is it?
KAYLA: Where did you get these?
From a photographer. You know it's
really funny, the thing....the thing that really....really blows
my mind is the first time I saw those....the first thing I thought....the
first thing that came into my head was ah....was that I thought
they had to be fake. I thought these....these aren't real, they're
doctored, they're old. I thought this slime ball reporter is blackmailing
me with these old photos from your old....from your old days...with
Johnson....Isn't tha.... (Almost crying) isn't that about the funniest
thing you ever heard, isn't it?....ISN'T IT?
HE SWIPES A ROW OF BOOKS OFF THE TABLE.
Jack! Calm down.
(angry and almost crying) Did you sleep with Johnson after we
were married? ANSWER ME!
KAYLA: Jack if we could just sit down and
talk about this.
JACK: Did you sleep with Johnson? Simple
question, simple answer. Yes or no?
KAYLA: Well I don't think it's just a yes
or a no kind of answer.
JACK: Then I'll take that as a yes.
KAYLA: Jack, we....we were going to tell you.
Oh that's okay, that's okay. (Cynically)
I mean a reporter told me. Do you have any idea what those photos
are going to do to my father's campaign? What they're going to do
to my next campaign?
that's why we waited.
You.... YOU WAITED? YOU WAITED EH? (He grabs the pictures.)
Is this waiting? Is that what you call waiting? How about that?
Did you wait there? Is that waiting? Did you wait.... oh no, no,
this is New Year's Eve. This is New Year's Eve. Did you wait on
New Year's Eve. I know. I waited on New Year's Eve. I waited all
night. (Almost in tears) I've waited for months. (Angry) I'm the
only one who waited
JACK THROWS THE PICTURES ACROSS THE
Jack ah....I think that Steve should
be here for this....(She grabs the phone.) he'd want to talk....(He
grabs the phone out of her hand.)
(Cold and angry) NO! I'm your husband now!
KAYLA: (Backing away from him) Jack. If
you'd just let me explain....I think maybe you'd understand and
we can straighten this whole thing out.
You've been telling me for months that
you wanted me but you just weren't ready. But tell me will you ever
BETTE MIDLER SONG "THE ROSE" BEGINS.
"Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender
(Calm and deadly sounding) NO!.... Kayla
I'm ready. I'm your husband and I'm ready....
JACK: ....I'm going to make love to you
tonight. I'm going to make love to you....
JACK: (Cont., he grabs her and forces her
onto the sofa.) I love you Kayla and I'm going to make love to
you....I love you.
THE SCENE FADES AS JACK IS ON KAYLA AND IS ABOUT TO RAPE HER,
THE CAMERA PANS TO YELLOW ROSE STEVE GAVE HER, AS THE SONG CONTINUES.
"Some say love, it is a razor that leaves...."