[Air date 7-25-88]
JACK: This isn't happening!
SCENE ONE: STEVE AND KAYLA'S WEDDING DAY. AS JACK WALKS
ALONG HE RIPS OFF ONE OF THE RIBBONS DECORATING THE WHARF. JACK
IS WALKING ALONG A WHARF BESIDE A LARGE MOTOR CRUISER ALL DECORATED
FOR THE WEDDING. A LARGE BANNER IS ATTACHED TO THE WHARF SAYING:
"THE WEDDING OF STEVE AND KAYLA."
JACK WISTFULLY LOOKS AT HIS WEDDING BAND.
JACK CONTINUES TO WALK DOWN THE WARF, TOWARDS A YACHT, WHICH
WILL BE THE SITE OF THE WEDDING.
SCENE TWO: LATER KAYLA IS GETTING DRESSED, SHE HEARS KNOCKING
AND ANSWERS, AND IS SHOCKED TO SEE JACK -- WHAT DOES HE HAVE
PLANNED, DOES HE WANT TO RUIN THE DAY FOR STEVE AND KAYLA.
SCENE THREE: JACK HAS SURPRISED KAYLA AS SHE IS PREPARING
FOR HER WEDDING TO STEVE. WHAT IS HE UP TO?
JACK: There's nobody in here but you. How did you know I was
at that door? Can you hear? Does that mean you can hear now?
KAYLA NODS. JACK SMILES, AND APPEARS TRULY HAPPY FOR KAYLA.
JACK: Well that's wonderful! That's wonderful! I was worried
about you. How are you doing? Now tell me, when did it happen?
KAYLA POINTS TO HER MOUTH.
JACK: You can't speak. Well at least you can hear now.
(Beat) I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about
what Harper did and how sorry I am about everything that happened.
KAYLA WALKS AWAY FROM HIM.
JACK: Kayla, please. Please just listen to me just for
a moment. Please just hear me out. (Beat) You know the last time
we were together like this, we were getting married and it was
the happiest moment of my life. I thought you were happy too and
I thought you loved me and that's why you wanted to be married
to me. (Beat) God I know how much you hate me now. (Voice breaking)
I know it. But I never meant to hurt you. I couldn't.... I just....
I wouldn't see that you didn't love me when I was so in love with
And I thought that if I (Beat) I've made enough excuses for what
I did. I hurt you more than anybody and in doing so I hurt myself.
For a few short moments I ruined a lifetime. (Beat) Kayla I want
you to tell me, please tell me, please, are you going to marry
him? Just tell me, are you going to marry.... my brother?
JACK: My worst enemy.
KAYLA WRITES JACK A NOTE.
JACK: What do I want? (Beat) Well nothing you can give
me. (Beat) No. (He removes his wedding ring.) All I ever wanted
was you and now I finally know that you're the one thing I can
SCENE THREE: ALL THE GUESTS ARRIVE AT THE WEDDING INCLUDING.
JACK APPEARS, WEARING SHADES, LOOKING DOWN AT THE WHERE THE
WEDDING WILL BE. IS HE GOING TO DO SOMETHING?
JACK WATCHES AS THEY ALL ASSEMBLE AND THEN WATCHES THE
CEREMONY FROM THE STERN OF THE BOAT.
AS THE CEREMONY FINISHES, MELISSA NOTICES JACK WATCHING
AND RUNS AFTER HIM. SHE CATCHES UP WITH HIM ON THE WHARF.
JACK: What are you doing here? That's a very good question
seeing as I'm the only one who doesn't have an invitation.
MELISSA: I thought it was over between you and Kayla.
I thought it was finally over. I thought you were ready for something
else. I guess I was wrong.
JACK: No, you're not wrong.
MELISSA: Well what are you doing here Jack?
JACK: I had to be here Melissa. I've been...I've been
thinking about this for so long, I had to see how.... I had to
see if it was going to end.You know it's kinda like one of those
bad dreams that you hope is going to end. Well I know.... I know
now that this one is never going to end.
MELISSA: Jack, if you feel that way, if you still care
so much about Kayla marrying somebody else, you don't want me.
JACK: Yes I do!
MELISSA: You don't want a future with me.
JACK: Yes I do!
MELISSA: Not if you can't stand to lose her Jack.
JACK: That's not it Melissa!
MELISSA: Then what is it? Tell me Jack, what is it?
JACK: It's.... it's not Kayla. It's not just Kayla getting
married. Don't you see that? It's everything!
JACK: What's the matter? Can't I laugh about this? Do
you know anybody who could have a life like mine and not laugh
about it? One moment I'm Jack Deveraux, the Senator's son, married
to the woman of my dreams. Next thing I know I'm not Jack Deveraux.
I'm not the Senator's son. I'm the son of my ex-maid and the man
who raped my sister. You know anybody who could tell a story like
MELISSA: Jack come on.
JACK: Oh I almost forgot. My father's not really my father.
He's actually a serial killer who tried to kill the woman of my
dreams who is at this moment getting married to the brother that
I hate. You got that?
JACK: You know it gets better. (Crying) Remember.... remember....
me. I'm the guy who got married to the woman of the brother that
I hate. Of course at that time I didn't know that he was my brother.
JACK: I.... I didn't....
MELISSA: Jack. (She hugs him) Sssshhhh.
JACK: (Crying) Melissa.... I....
MELISSA: It's okay, it's okay.
JACK: I still need you Melissa. I need you so much.
MELISSA: It's okay. Don't worry. I will never leave you.
I won't leave you Jack.
MELISSA: Jack, are you sure this is what you want? That I'm
what you want?
SCENE FOUR: JACK AND MELISSA GO HOME. THEY ARE KISSING ON
THE BED. HE HAS REMOVED HIS SHIRT WHILE SHE IS STILL DRESSED.
JACK SMILES AND LOOKS AT HER, LOVINGLY.
JACK: Yes. I want you. I'm sure.
MELISSA: I can make you happy Jack. I know I can.
JACK: I know you will.
THEY KISS AND THEN MAKE LOVE.
MELISSA IS ECSTATIC, BUT JACK'S LOOK, WHICH MELISSAY DOES
NOT SEE, REVEALS THAT HE IS THINKING ABOUT KAYLA MARRYING STEVE,
AND TAHT WISHES IT WERE KAYLA WITH HIM, NOT MELISSA.