ONE: THE LOFT, JACK AND STEVE ARE ARGUING ABOUT KAYLA.
If you've got something you want to say about Kayla, go ahead.
STEVE: Listen dude, I know how much
you love her. It got to be a tough time
for you. I know that better than anybody.
JACK: Is that all you've got to say?
STEVE: I never wanted anybody to get
hurt. Neither did Kayla.
JACK: But somebody's got to bite the
bullet, right? Better me than you!
STEVE: No, you're the last person I
wanted to see this happen to....I hope
you get over it real soon.
JACK: No, no, no, no. Don't go feeling
sorry for me yet! I haven't conceded the
STEVE: Oh man, you're not going to
try to get her back?
JACK: I don't give up that easily.
STEVE: It's over, you're fightin' a
JACK: No, no, no, no. I don't enter fights,
I know I can't win. I'll win this one. You
just wait and see.
AND STEVE STAND THERE SMILING SNIDELY AT EACH OTHER. KAYLA
COMES BACK DOWNSTAIRS.
KAYLA: Right I'm ready to go. Ready?
STEVE: Well that didn't take long.
JACK: Somehow I get the feeling that
Kayla didn't want the two of us to be
KAYLA: Why would I care about that?
JACK: Maybe you've seen first hand my
GIVES JACK A STRANGE LOOK.
KAYLA: Steve, come on let's go. Come on.
JACK: Goodbye Kayla.
STEVE AND KAYLA LEAVE.
JACK: For now!
SCENE TWO: JACK IS SITTING AT
A TABLE AT SHENANIGAN'S WITH HIS NEW MALE PERSONAL ASSISTANT.
JO WALKS IN.
JACK: I don't see why you can't find anything.
Melissa always filed everything in perfect
order!ASSISTANT: I am not Melissa and you should be glad
I'm not. At least I'm not trying to poison
OVER THE TABLE AND GRABS THE GUY BY HIS LAPELS.
JACK: Haven't you ever heard of innocent
until proven guilty?
ASSISTANT: I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THIS!
Go get yourself another whipping boy!
Mrs. Johnson. Hello.
JO: Is everything alright?
I just lost another assistant not to mention my wife but other
than that things are just fine.
JO: I'm sorry to hear about Kayla.
JACK: Are you? She picked your son
JO: I want you to be happy too.
JO: Jack, I care about you and I'm
worried for you. Especially with everything
that's happened. I don't want you to get too upset and make
yourself sick again.
JACK: Well thank you for your concern
but don't worry about me. I'll be just
JO: Are you sure? I mean you're not
just saying that.
JACK: I intend to come out on top. I always
do and I don't intend this time to be any
SCENE THREE: STEVE AND
KAYLA ARE DRIVING ON THEIR TRIP AND STEVE SAYS HE IS WORRIED
ABOUT JACK BECAUSE HE THINKS HE'S BEING UNREALISTIC
AND SETTING HIMSELF UP FOR A FALL. KAYLA REFUSES TO DISCUSS
JACK AT ALL.
FOUR: JACK IS ON THE PHONE AT THE LOFT.
JACK: Mrs. Brady, this is Jack. I'd like
to speak to Kayla. (Pause) Oh she's not.
Well when will she be back? (Pause) Not for a couple of days?
(Pause) Oh, no, no. I didn't know she was going
out of town. But that's okay. I understand.
Please have her call me when she gets back. Thank
HE FINISHES THE CALL
AND THEN DIALS AGAIN AS HE PICKS UP THE GOLD ROSE.
JACK: Yes. This is Jack Deveraux. I've
got a job for you. My wife just left town
with a Steve Johnson. I want you to find them and bring her
back....TO ME! Right!
PUTS THE PHONE DOWN.
JACK: I warned you Kayla. I told you I
was never going to let you go and I WON'T!
ONE: STEVE AND KAYLA ARRIVE AT THE CABIN. JACK IS ON THE PHONE
DOWN AT THE PIER.
JACK: What do you mean you can't find
them? My wife's face was plastered across
every newspaper in the country. Somebody must have seen them.
JUST FIND THEM!
MELISSA: Hello Jack.
HE HANGS UP THE PHONE AND WALKS DOWN
TO THE PIER. MELISSA WALKS UP BEHIND HIM.
MELISSA: How are you doing? What brings
you out here so early?
JACK: Nothing special.
MELISSA: Listen I know we're not supposed
to talk to each other but you don't look so good. You're not
getting sick again are you?
JACK: No, no I'm not.
MELISSA: Oh, that's good....Well I
guess you don't want to talk to me. (She
begins to walk away.)
JACK: Actually I'm surprised you want
to talk to me after the way I've been
treating you lately.
MELISSA: I care about you.
JACK: Still? After I practically accused
you of trying to kill my wife?
MELISSA: Well I'd be lying if I didn't
say the way you've acted lately didn't hurt
but with your job well I understand. Besides no matter what
you tell other people deep down inside I
know you think I'm innocent.
SCENE TWO: STEVE AND KAYLA
GO FOR A WALK IN THE SNOWY WOODS AND HE PROPOSES AND SHE
THREE: JACK AND MELISSA ARE TALKING ON THE PIER.
JACK: I'd do anything to protect her no
matter what the cost.
Well I guess I can understand that, wanting to protect someone
MELISSA: Jack, what's wrong? I mean
I know I can't help much but I can listen.
JACK: Kayla hasn't been exactly....loyal
to me....but that's alright. She's going
to come back to me. I know it.
MELISSA: Jack are you sure that's what
you really want?
JACK: ABSOLUTELY what I really want.
MELISSA: Why do you keep going after
someone who doesn't want to be with you?
You have so much to give Jack. So much good you can do in
the world. You should be with someone
who loves you and wants to be with you, working by
JACK LOOKS AT HER INTENTLY AND SHE LOOKS
JACK: I really better go. thank you
for listening to me. It was nice talking
to you. Yeh.
SCENE FOUR: STEVE AND KAYLA RETURN
TO THE CABIN AND SHE GOES INTO THE BATHROOM TO GET READY FOR
BED. SHE COMES OUT AND GETS INTO BED WITH STEVE BUT IS RELUCTANT
TO MAKE LOVE.
FIVE: JACK IS ON THE PHONE AT THE LOFT.
JACK: This is Deveraux. What have you
got on Johnson and my wife? (Pause) What do you mean you haven't
turned up anything yet?
SCENE ONE: STEVE KEEPS AT KAYLA TO TELL
HIM WHAT IS WRONG. SHE TELLS HIM JACK RAPED HER.
TWO: JACK IS ON THE PHONE AT SHENANIGAN'S.
JACK: Have you found Johnson and my wife?
PI: (On phone) Like I said I'm on their
trail. The man at the gas station said....
JACK: Spare me the details. Just find
PI: They can't be that far ahead of
me. I'll catch up with them.
JACK: Make it today. I want them found
THREE: JACK IS SITTING AT A TABLE AT SHENANIGAN'S TWISTING
A NAPKIN IN HIS HANDS. JO WALKS IN.
JO: Hi Jack.
Mrs. Johnson, hello.
JO: I was hoping I'd run into you today.
I was thinking about you.
JACK: Me? Why?
JO: Well I'm just a little worried
about you. I mean with Kayla being away
JACK: There's no reason to be concerned
about me. Kayla won't be away for long.
JO: What do you mean?
JACK: Well just what I said. Nothing
can separate me from Kayla. Not even your
JO: Jack you're not thinking of doing
BARTENDER: Excuse me Jack. Phone for
JACK: Oh thanks!....Jack Deveraux.
PI: Mr. Deveraux, I got 'em.
JACK: Where are they?
PI: They're in this cabin in the woods.
It's a little south of where 92 crosses
the state line. I'm pretty certain. There's nobody around
for miles. Johnson's a sitting duck.
JACK: Good. You know what to do.
PI: You got it.
JACK: Just remember that one thing that
I told you. My wife doesn't get hurt. I'm
on my way.
HE PUTS DOWN
JO: Everything okay?
Oh yes. Couldn't be better. I've got to go.
JO: Everything's okay?
JACK: I don't understand this. Why
are you so concerned about me? Kayla's off
with your son.
JO: I know. I want Steve to be happy
of course but I hate to see someone I've
fond of, hurt. I want things to go well for you too Jack.
JACK: Oh don't worry. They will.
FOUR: KAYLA IS IN THE CABIN IN A NIGHTGOWN AND ROBE. SHE HEARS
THE DOOR OPEN.
KAYLA: What took you so long Steve?
JACK: I got here as fast as I could.
FIVE: MEANWHILE OUTSIDE STEVE IS BEING BEATEN UP.
SIX: KAYLA GRABS A COAT AND PUTS IT ON.
JACK: You act like you're surprised?
KAYLA: How did you find us?
JACK: Us? I don't see any us
KAYLA: How did you find us?
JACK: I told you I would. I told I
could find you.
KAYLA: I didn't think you'd have the
JACK: I guess you underestimated me.
I guess that's something you do a lot.
KAYLA: Just leave Jack.
JACK: No. I'm not going anywhere. Not
without my wife.
KAYLA: I'm not your wife! You don't
know how to treat a wife!
JACK: I'm learning....Get dressed!
KAYLA: I'm not going anywhere with
JACK: Yes you are! You're going home
with me, Mrs. Deveraux. (He touches her
KAYLA: Don't you touch me. And you
better get used to the fact that I'm not
going to be Mrs. Deveraux for long. As soon as Steve and I
get back to Salem, I'm filing for divorce.
If you have anything to say about it well I'll....I'll....
JACK: You'll what?
KAYLA: I'll give the press a story
that will knock their socks off not to mention
what it will do to your career.
JACK: Kayla, Kayla, Kayla. I thought
you were smarter than that. I thought
or at least I was hoping you were paying more attention when
I warned you.
KAYLA: Get out Jack!
JACK: Make me!
KAYLA: You know, Steve's not too crazy
about you right now.
JACK: Ooh! Oh somebody's been doing
some talking that they shouldn't have been
KAYLA: I told you I'd tell him.
JACK: Yes. The two of you have a very
sharing relationship. Me? I don't like
sharing. Now you can either come with me on your own or come
because I make you but either way you're
going to come with me.
KAYLA: I'm not going anywhere with
JACK: I'll force you if I have to....I'd
KAYLA: You're not going to get away
with this Jack.
JACK: Let me worry about that and you
get dressed or I'll do it for you.
SEVEN: JACK AND KAYLA ARRIVE BACK AT THE LOFT.
JACK: Home again, home again, jiggety
jig! You've been a very good girl!
Don't talk to me that way Jack.
JACK: Okay, you've been a very smart
girl. You were very quiet and didn't raise
KAYLA: I'm not going to fight with
KAYLA: I'm going to let Steve do that.
JACK: Are you so sure that the one-eyed
wonder is going to show up?
KAYLA: Oh he'll be here!
JACK STARES AT HER.
KAYLA: He will!
Hey I didn't say anything except if you're really concerned
about lover boy's health then you're going
to keep on be my loving wife and you'll do it with a big fat happy smile on your face.
KAYLA: What have you done to Steve?
Where is he?
JACK: I don't see that smile....In
half an hour a reporter's going to be here
to interview us.
KAYLA: I don't do interviews Jack.
JACK: To interview Salem's charming
new Assemblyman and his even more charming
KAYLA: I'm not going to do it!
JACK: I can't control what you say
but don't tell me I didn't warn you!
KAYLA: What have you done to Steve?
JACK SIMPLY RAISES HIS EYEBROWS AT HER.
KAYLA: Is he alright? Just tell me
that he's alright.
JACK: If you say anything I don't like,
don't blame me later if you hear news about
you-know-who. Oh what a shame. He's so young to cut off in his
prime. His whole life ahead of him....Think about
it, please. Darling!
GRABS HIS COAT AND LEAVES.