SCENE ONE: AT THE CHEATIN'
HEART. CANBY IS AT THE BAR WHEN JACK ENTERS.
JACK: You've got a hell of a lot of nerve
calling me at my office and telling me to show up at this stinking
little dive. Now what do you want from me now.
CANBY: Not from you Assemblyman, for you. I've just accidentally
overheard a most fascinating conversation between Steve Patch
Johnson and his sister, the cocktail waitress. I do believe I've
managed to locate our Mr. Johnson's Achilles heel.
JACK: Quit coloring the background and give it to me straight.
What exactly is this Achilles heel you've located?
CANBY: Well I haven't exactly located it yet or should
I say him but I know what to look for.
JACK: Canby, quit wasting my time.
CANBY: No listen to me. It's not the two Johnson siblings
we're talking about but a third Johnson sibling. Apparently
there's a brother who's somewhere whose been missing for years.
Billy I think they said his name was. Now I figure if we can flush
out this long lost brother we can probably figure out a way to
use him against Johnson.
JACK: I think you're on to something. Here get yourself a
JACK: Hello Adrienne, how's your mother feeling? I was visiting
her in the hospital you know.
JACK LEAVES CANBY AT THE BAR.
ADRIENNE: Yes I know. I also heard that you drove her
home in your limousine. That was very nice of you. She was very
JACK: Oh it was my pleasure. I've been a fan of your mother's
for a long time.
ADRIENNE: Well she's doing fine. Thank you again.
JACK: I was talking to your mother in the hospital and
she happened to mention another son. Billy I think his name was.
She said she hadn't seen him in years and years. This was all
in confidence of course but I had the feeling that she'd really
to know where that son is. Of course that's pretty natural. The
bond between a mother and son is a very powerful thing.
ADRIENNE: Maybe so but you're wrong about Momma wanting
to find Billy. I've asked her several times if we could locate
him and she said no. She felt that he was happier not being with
his natural family.
I get the impression you'd like to find him?
ADRIENNE: I have Steve. Why are you so interested in my
JACK: Well Jo's done a lot of nice things for me. I'd
like to do something nice for her too. Look I'm in a position
where I can hire detectives to help find your missing brother
as a sort of get well card for your mother. Wouldn't she like
that? And how about you? Wouldn't you like to find your missing
SCENE TWO: A LITTLE LATER
AT THE CHEATIN' HEART.
JACK: Imagine meeting your brother Billy for the first time?
Wouldn't that be exciting?
ADRIENNE: I don't know Jack.
JACK: Okay how about this? We'll find him, together, you
and me, we'll find brother Billy and when we do you'll meet him,
you talk to him and it'll be totally up to you if you want to
introduce him to the rest of the family. How about that? Would
that be fair?
ADRIENNE: Okay. Yeah, what do I do?
JACK: You just, you just tell me everything you know about
your brother and I'll take it from there.
BARMAN: Adrienne your order's up!
ADRIENNE: Okay, I'll be right there. Look this isn't a
real good time for us to talk but I get off in a little bit. Do
you mind waiting?
JACK: For your mother I've got all the time in the world.
ADRIENNE: Oh Jack, thanks. I'd do anything to find my brother
ADRIENNE GOES BACK TO WORK AND JACK WALKS OVER TO
JACK: You're a slimy little toad but I like the way you think.
CANBY: That's why we hang out in the same swamp.
JACK: Well it certainly wouldn't hurt to know more about
Steven Earl Johnson's life and family. Brother Billy may be just
the weapon I need to take Steven Earl Johnson down for good.
SCENE THREE: A LITTLE LATER
AT THE CHEATIN' HEART, CANBY SEES MONTY AT THE BAR. JACK OBSERVES.
CANBY: Excuse me. Good evening sir. My name is Darrell Canby.
I'm a reporter with the Salem Chronicle and my newspaper is doing
an article on the new Community Center. Something that will make
it shine in the eyes of the people of Salem.
MONTY: Then I'm your man. I've got stories and stories
to tell about the goodness of the people at that center.
CANBY: I thought that you would. Could you tell me some
MONTY: Well perfect example. Just today, my daughter April
was caught stealing drugs. Oh only for the most selfless of reasons
mind you and do you know what that board, my board, I'm on the
board you know, do you know what they did. They, we, took pity
on her and let her go.
CANBY: That sounds perfect. Barkeep! Let me buy you a real
drink and you can tell me more about this beautiful story.
ADRIENNE FINISHES HER SHIFT AND COMES OUT TO SEE
ADRIENNE: Jack, hi. I'm done with my shift. Do you have some
JACK: Oh certainly, certainly. Why don't you tell me anything
you can about your missing brother Billy?
ADRIENNE: I really don't know much. I mean I haven't even
seen him. He and Steve were given up for adoption before I was
JACK: Wait a minute. Steve was never adopted.
ADRIENNE: No but Billy was. At least that's what Momma
says and she would know. But I can tell you what I can remember.
JACK: Anything you say will be of great help to the detectives.
ADRIENNE: Well I think when I was first bo rn....
JUSTIN: Adrienne? I can't believe this. What the hell
do you think you're doing talking to this degenerate? Have you
forgotten what this jerk did to Kayla?
JACK: Not jerk, Jack, Jack Deveraux. I believe we've met
JUSTIN: Adrienne, I really don't see why you feel so compelled
to associate with these people.
ADRIENNE: Wait a minute. I know what I'm doing okay and I
will see whoever I want to whenever I please. If you don't mind
I'd rather you didn't come back her anymore.
ADRIENNE WALKS OUT AND JUSTIN CHASES HER. JACK GOES
OVER TO CANBY AT THE BAR.
JACK: Not exactly my idea of a fine drinking emporium.
CANBY: Well maybe not but a person can sure pick up some
interesting stories hanging out in a place like this.
CANBY: Take for instance the tale told to me by that old
drunk Monty Dolan.
JACK: What did he say?
CANBY: Well it turns out the board at the Community Center,
Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady include d....
JACK: Deveraux. Kayla Deveraux!
Whatever. It turns out that today they discovered who was stealing
those drugs. And, get this! They let her go!
JACK: They let her go?
CANBY: Uh, huh!
JACK: I don't suppose you still have those photographs
of the girl who stole the drugs in the first place?
CANBY: I've got every picture I've ever taken. I even
have a picture of the sunset that won me my first prize in eighth
JACK: It doesn't surprise me. Oh this is prime! This is exactly
what I needed to break the Community Center for good. I think that
calls for another beer.
JACK PUTS MONEY IN CANBY'S HAND AND LEAVES.
SCENE FOUR: MELISSA'S APARTMENT.
JACK: I'm so glad you're home. (He hugs her.)
MELISSA: Well I'm glad to see you too Jack. Why are you
in such a good mood?
JACK: I've got great news.
MELISSA: What's up?
JACK: I finally got something hot enough to put an end
to that Community Center for good.
MELISSA: Oh, I should have known it would be about the
JACK: Come on Melissa. You've got to be happy about this.
When the center is gone the neighborhood is going to get better
and better. Don't you see that?
MELISSA: If you believe so Jack.
JACK: I know so.
MELISSA: So, what makes you so sure you can close it down?
JACK: You remember Canby. He's writing a very damaging
article about the Community Center. It's going to be on the front
page of every paper tomorrow morning. I've finally got something
that's going to put an end to Steve Johnson's big ego trip.
MELISSA: What is this article about Jack? (Beat) Well
what is it Jack? What to you have on the Community Center that
you think might close it down?
JACK: You know it's such a nice day outside. We should
just stop talking about business. As a matter of fact you're right.
That's all we do talk about. I promised I was going to put you
first and I'm going to stick to that promise. Tell you what we're
going to do. Let's have ourselves a really nice little picnic
lunch. I'll even fix it.
MELISSA: Jack really I don't mind talking business with
you. I just want to know what you have on the center that could
close it down.
JACK: To be honest with you, I don't want to tell you.
I know that you're a friend of Steve's and it will put you in
a compromising position. If you know what will take down the center
you have to choose between your loyalty to Steve and your loyalty
MELISSA: I promise I won't tell Steve.
JACK: It'll still make things hard for you and I don't
want to make things hard for you. As a matter of fact I only want
to make you feel good. (Kiss.)
MELISSA: Jack you do make me feel good.
JACK: Is that so?
MELISSA: Jack, Jack, JACK!
JACK CARRIES MELISSA TO THE COUCH AND CONTINUES TO KISS
JACK: What's wrong Melissa? Tell me what's the matter.
You know if something's bothering you, you can tell me. We are
friends. We can tell each other everything can't we?
MELISSA: I'm just a little confused right now. I think
we're rushing things Jack.
JACK: Well you know you can tell me anything. I never
want to force you or make you feel uncomfortable. I better go.
MELISSA: You're not mad at me are you?
JACK: Oh no, no, no, no. I could never be mad at you.
You know me better than that.
MELISSA: Then why don't you stay for lunch?
JACK: I have a meeting I need to go to that I forgot about.
I'm going to be late so I better go now. Bye. (Quick kiss on the
SCENE FIVE: ON THE PIER. KIMBERLY IS POSING AS A PROSTITUTE
IN ORDER TO TRAP THE RIVERFRONT KNIFER. SHE'S WAITING WITH NICK
WHO IS ACTING AS HER PIMP. JACK COMES DOWN THE STEPS, LOOKING
SMUG AND A LITTLE SINISTER
KIMBERLY LOOKS SCARED UPON SEEING HIM -- MAYBE HE IS
THE RIVERFRONT KNIFER
NICK: Go on or he'll get away.
KIMBERLY: That's Jack Deveraux.
SCENE SIX: IN THE LANE
BEHIND SHENANIGAN'S ADRIENNE IS MEETING JACK WHEN STEVE WALKS
JACK: Adrienne oh hi. Were you able to find anything?
ADRIENNE: Yeah I got it right here.
STEVE: Hey. What are you doing here with my sister?
JACK: I was just talking to her.
STEVE: Well you got nothing to talk to my sister about.
Now I want you to leave her alone, you hear me?
JACK: Alright tough guy. Take it easy. I was just leaving.
STEVE: Watch your mouth while you're at it.
STEVE: What was that all about?
ADRIENNE: We bumped into each other and he was just asking
how Momma was.
SCENE ONE: AT THE DEVERAUX
MANSION. A PARTY IS UNDERWAY. ADRIENNE IS A WAITRESS.
ADRIENNE: Jack, Jack would you like a drink?
JACK: Oh, oh thanks. Look you said you had something for
me before. Do you have it on you now?
ADRIENNE: No I don't. Steve took it from me. We were in
the alley after you left and....
ANJELICA: Don't you think you should refill your tray Adrienne?
ADRIENNE WALKS AWAY.
ANJELICA: Darling you should know better than to arrive late
at a fundraiser.
JACK: I know. Could you cover for me with dad? I was at
a meeting with someone that didn't go exactly as plan ned....
HARPER: Jack where have you been? I've been looking all
over for you.
ANJELICA: Oh sweetheart you obviously didn't look very hard.
He's been here all the time. You were just too busy glad handling
to notice your own son.
SCENE TWO: LATER AT THE
PARTY JUSTIN ANNOUNCES THAT THE KIRIAKIS FAMILY WILL CONTINUE
TO SUPPORT THE DEVERAUX CAMPAIGN.
SCENE THREE: AT THE COMMUNITY
CENTER, STEVE IS TELLING OFF MONTY FOR TELLING CANBY ABOUT THE
STOLEN DRUGS. JACK ARRIVES.
JACK: Hello folks.
KAYLA: Jack what are you doing here?
JACK: I bring greetings from Washington DC. Here's a telegram
you might find very interesting.
STEVE READS THE TELEGRAM WHICH STATES THAT THE FUNDING HAS
BEEN WITHDRAWN. JACK IS LOVING THE MOMENT.
JACK: What could a person do with this place? Bowling Alley
STEVE: Get out of here Jack!
JACK: Maybe just a warehouse!
STEVE ATTACKS JACK.
JACK: Now, now, now. You heard her. Temper, temper. I'm
here for the people and the people have spoken. Now I hate to
win and run but I've got to scoot.
STEVE: Just in time.
JACK: (To Emilio) Hello.