[Air date 10-19-88]
SCENE ONE: EVERYONE IS STILL AT BLONDIE'S.
JACK: Well, Victor, you've thought of everything. I just
hope that everything works.
VICTOR: Oh, everything's going according to plan. Your father
should be out of prison and on his way to Switzerland before you can....
well look who's here.
ANJELICA COMES HURRYING IN.
ANJELICA: Sweetheart.... your father's escaped from prison.
JACK: No. (Beat) Anjelica are sure?
VICTOR: How could that be?
I heard it on the news.
JACK: How could Harper do something so dangerous? I mean
he must know what kind of danger this puts him in.
VICTOR: I'm afraid desperate men often seek desperate
solutions although it was a foolish thing to try.
ANJELICA: Sweetheart I came to find you as soon as I heard.
JACK: Thank you, thank you, that's really sweet of you.
ANJELICA: I know you love your father but I certainly
hope he gets caught soon. He's a dangerous man and he belongs
in jail. He could be trouble for all of us.
JACK: Anjelica, I don't....
VICTOR: If you'll excuse me, I'm sure you two would rather
be alone at a time like this. Jack, we'll finish our business
JACK: Of course, of course.
VICTOR: I hope everything turns out for the best.
JACK: Thank you.
ANJELICA: The question is, who helped him?
JACK: What do you mean?
ANJELICA: Well, there's no way Harper could pull this off by
himself. Someone on the outside had to help him. And boy do I wonder
JACK LEAVES TO GET HIS COAT AND AS HE RETURNS HE
SEES JO STANDING NEXT TO ANJELICA. JO GIVES JACK A DISGUSTED LOOK
AND THEN LEAVES.
ANJELICA: Well, thanks heavens for small favors. The last thing
I need is a little tĄte--tĄte with Josephine Johnson.
JACK: Look, Anjelica, I can see how upset you are. One thing
I don't understand is....why do you care so much about what happens
with Harper. I mean it's obvious that you don't care about him.
Why do you care.... care what happens while he escapes?
JACK: Anjelica, if you're worried about him being dangerous
just forget about it. He's not going to come after you. I don't
think he would try to come after you.
ANJELICA: Jack, it's not Harper. It's the money. Look
Jack I know you don't want to hear this but when your father and
I got married we made an agreement. I would take care of him,
his houses, his campaign, his friends....
ANJELICA: No, Jack. That was something I wanted to do. And
in exchange I would be taken care of. We made a little investment
in each other. Now I need that money to raise my child. If Harper
is allowed to get away with this escape he could take that money.
My child's whole future could be in jeopardy.
JACK: Look, you don't have anything to worry about. I
am going to take care of you and your baby.
ANJELICA: Oh, Honey, that's not your responsibility.
JACK: I don't care whether it is or isn't. You and your
baby are going to want for nothing.
ANJELICA: I want to take care of myself and I want to do
it with the money from my marriage and I will if Harper doesn't
get his hands on it first.
JACK: I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'll take you
home and then I'm going to go right over to the police station
and see what's happening.
JACK: Alright? I'll be right out.
JACK LEAVES MONEY ON THE TABLE AND LEAVES LOOKING
SCENE TWO: BACK AT VICTOR'S,
JACK AND VICTOR ARE RAISING THEIR GLASSES IN A TOAST.
JACK: To you Victor.
VICTOR: To success.
JACK: Alright, to success. You said you could pull it
off and you did. Like clockwork.
VICTOR: In a matter of minutes Harper will be on a plane
on his way to Switzerland where he'll be able to redeem his Swiss
account and live happily for the rest of his days.
JACK: And I'll never see him again.
VICTOR: Ah, Anjelica is the one I'm worried about. She's
bound to be disappointed when she finally tracks down Harper's accounts
and finds them all empty. I mean she was counting on that money
to support herself and the child of course.
JACK: I'll take care of Anjelica.
THE PHONE RINGS.
VICTOR: Yes. What's happening?
THUG: It didn't go like we planned.
VICTOR: What happened?
THUG: Some guy with a patch over his eye. He
was on our trail and he shot Deveraux.
VICTOR: How bad is he?
JACK: What.... what.... has Harper been hurt?
THUG: He's bleedin' really bad. We got to get
him to some kind of doctor or something and the cops are on our
trail. What do you want us to do?
VICTOR: Just don't panic. First thing you want to do is
ditch the limo just as we planned, in the river. Pick up another
car, find a place to hide.
THUG: Yeah, yeah but then what?
VICTOR: Find a place to hide and then call me. And I'll
arrange for our friend to be treated and for a way to get him
out of the country. Now you handle this well on your end and there
will be a bonus in it for you. One more stupid mistake and you
know what's going to happen. (Beat) Harper's been shot but he's
What do you mean, still alive? How is he.... oh forget about that.
Where is he? I'm going to him.
VICTOR: You can't go anywhere near him.
JACK: The man needs my help. I'm going to him.
VICTOR: Jack, you're no good to him if you are in prison.
Whatever happens to him from now on, you and I cannot be connected
with this in anyway.
JACK: Victor, I'm going to see my father.
VICTOR: Jack, go home. I'll call you if there's any change.
Look I know you're upset but there is nothing you can do. Trust
me, I'll handle everything.
SCENE THREE: VICTOR'S MEN
FIND AN ABANDONED CABIN AND TAKE HARPER INSIDE. EMILIO TRIES TO
ESCAPE BUT THEY STOP HIM.
SCENE FOUR: JACK ARRIVES
HOME TO FIND JO WAITING FOR HIM.
JACK: Jo.... Mrs. Johnson.
JACK: What are you doing here? Do you know what time it
JO: Yes, I've been waiting for you. I have to talk to you.
JACK: Not now, I'll talk to you tomorrow.
JO: I know what's going on. (Beat) I'm not going to tell
anybody. I love you son but you're making a terrible, terrible
JACK: I.... don't know what you're talking about.
I know about your plan with Victor Kiriakis. I know that you think
you owe Harper because he raised you but would you think just for
a minute of all the people that he has hurt. The women, the families,
he even tried to murder Kayla and you....
JACK: (Angry and a little scarey) So help me, if I find
out that your meddling got Steve involved in this, and Steve hurt
JO: You'll what? You'll do what?
JACK: You don't want to know what I'll do.
JO: You listen to me young man! Your brother has done more
for you than you can ever possibly imagine....
ANJELICA OPENS THE FRONT DOOR.
ANJELICA: What on earth is going on out here?
JO: I am trying to talk to my son, if you don't mind.
ANJELICA: Oh well, excuse me Mrs. Johnson but I do mind.
JACK: Look Anjelica, Mrs. Johnson and I are finished our
business. Goodnight Mrs. Johnson.
JO: Jack, please?
ANJELICA: I want to thank you for upsetting him Mrs. Johnson.
Now will you leave us alone? Come on Jack.
SCENE FIVE: STEVE AND ABE
LOCATE THE CABIN AND DECIDE TO BREAK IN. VICTOR'S MEN SEND EMILIO
TO THE DOOR TO GET RID OF THEM. EMILIO SAYS HE COMES THERE A LOT
TO THINK NOW THAT HIS MOTHER IS SO ILL. THEY LOOK THROUGH THE
CABIN BUT FIND NOBODY.
SCENE ONE: VICTOR'S MEN HAVE ESCAPED FROM THE CABIN
AND TAKEN HARPER TO THE PLANE READY TO FLY TO SWITZERLAND. HOWEVER
HE IS BADLY INJURED AND THEY NEED MEDICAL HELP FIRST. JACK ARRIVES
TO SEE HARPER AND IS GRABBED BY ONE OF THE THUGS.
JACK: Whoa, wait a minute, wait a minute. I'm Harper Deveraux'
son. Look I got ID. What do you want?
THUG: Yeah, yeah. Why are you doing here?
JACK: I'm here to check on my dad. What do you think I
THUG: How did you know we were here?
JACK: Your boss keeps me very well informed.
THUG: Yeah, what boss would that be?
JACK: Victor Kiriakis. If you don't back off right now
and let me check on my dad, that's who you're going to have to
He's over there.
JACK: Thank you very much. (Beat) Dad, it's Jack. Dad? Did
you guys send for a doctor?
THUG: The boss said we should get him out of here right
JACK: Well I don't think that the boss understand how
serious this is. This man needs a doctor. Dad, dad, can you hear
me? This man needs a doctor.
THUG: What do you want me to do about? I don't know with
JACK: I don't care. I just want you to get one, you hear
THUG: Look man if I go get us a doctor we're all gonna
get busted and the boss said we should get out of here.
JACK: I don't care. The only thing the boss wants is for
him to live and if you don't get him a doctor right now he's not
going to live.
THUG: Hey you tell me how to do it alright? If I go get
us a doctor and he comes back here, we're all going to get arrested.
JACK: Victor Kiriakis didn't hire a bunch of idiots to
do this job. I'm sure you'll come up with something.
THUG: Idiots uh? (Beat) Alright, alright, alright. I've got
an idea. Listen to me! (Beat) Now listen I got an idea but you're
going to have to stay out of sight. Ya got that. I'm going to talk
to my partner. Now be cool.
SCENE TWO: THE THUGS ARRANGE
TO SEND EMILIO TO GET A DOCTOR AND THEY THREATEN TO KILL HIS FAMILY
IF HE DISOBEYS.
SCENE THREE: ABE SUSPECTS
JACK BUT STEVE SAYS THIS IS TOO BIG FOR JACK BUT ABE DECIDES TO
CHECK JACK OUT ANYWAY.
SCENE FOUR: KAYLA IS WORKING
AT THE EMERGENCY CENTER WHEN EMILIO GOES IN. HE ASKS FOR A DOCTOR
BUT THERE IS NO DOCTOR THERE. THE THUG INSISTS THEY GET KAYLA
INSTEAD. EMILIO ASKS KAYLA TO GO WITH HIM BUT DROPS A MATCHBOX
COVER ON THE FLOOR AS A HINT TO STEVE.
SCENE FIVE: EMILIO BRINGS
KAYLA BACK TO THE PLANE. SHE SEES HARPER AND REFUSES TO TREAT
HIM. MEANWHILE JACK IS HIDING IN THE COCKPIT.
JACK: Who is that? What's going on? I can't hear a thing.
PILOT: It's all yours. (He hands Jack a headset.)
JACK: Kayla.... Kayla.
SCENE SIX: STEVE GOES TO
THE EMERGENCY CENTER WITH JO TO LOOK FOR KAYLA.
SCENE SEVEN: STEVE REALIZES
THAT JO KNOWS A LOT MORE THAN SHE IS SAYING AND EVENTUALLY SHE
ADMITS SHE HEARD JACK TALKING TO VICTOR. STEVE TELLS JO OFF BUT
SHE SAID SHE COULD NOT TELL HIM BEFORE BECAUSE JACK IS HER SON
AND SHE LOVES HIM NO MATTER WHAT.
SCENE ONE: BACK ON THE PLANE.
Why did you get Kayla? You were supposed to bring a doctor.
THUG: There wasn't a doctor there.
JACK: Well, did you try the hospital?
THUG: Man, I don't know what your problem is. We're a
little pressed for time here.
THUG 2: He's right. We should have been out here an hour
THUG: Yeah, the cops will be on us any second.
JACK: Alright, okay, okay. This is what I want you to do. Go
to Kayla and tell her to do anything she can to stabilize my father.
Don't mention that it's my father and don't mention that I'm here,
alright. Just tell her.... tell to do anything she can to stabilize
him so he can travel.
THE THUG TELLS KAYLA SHE HAS TO WORK ON HARPER OR
HE WILL KILL EMILIO.
THUG: Come on. You gonna fix him up or what?
KAYLA: I said no.
JACK: He's scarin' her. Doesn't he see that? Why is he
roughing her up?
THUG: It's because she's not co-operating. You want her
to fix your old man or not?
JACK: I want him to live.
SCENE TWO: BACK IN THE
CABIN OF THE PLANE, KAYLA REMOVES THE BULLET FROM HARPER AS JACK
WATCHES OF THE CLOSED CIRCUIT CAMERA.
JACK: Thank you, Kayla.
JACK: Ah.... nothing. Um.... let's get down to the business
of getting him out of here.
THUG: Not yet. (Draws his gun.)
JACK: What are you doing?
THUG: We got to take care of the kid and the nurse.
JACK: Define take care of.
THUG: We have to kill them.
JACK: No, no, you're not going to kill anybody.
THUG: We have to.
SCENE ONE: STEVE AND MARCUS ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT
AND MANAGE TO BOARD THE PLANE BY DISGUISING THEMSELVES AS MAINTENANCE
SCENE TWO: MEANWHILE JACK
IS STILL WATCHING KAYLA.
JACK: Look, your men have been contracted to get my father
out of the country. That's all they need to concern themselves with.
THUG: I keep telling you man, we don't need witnesses.
JACK: I cannot just sit here and let you kill two innocent
THUG: Well then don't watch.
JACK: Listen to me.
THUG: You listen. I don't take orders from you Deveraux.
Ramirez and the girl are going to die and the sooner you realize
that the better, alright. There's nothing you can do about it.
JACK: Look, I don't think you understand the consequences
of the plans that you're making.
THUG: There aren't going to be any, as soon as I put these
two through the witness elimination program.
JACK: But you don't have to worry about witnesses. You're
taking.... you're leaving the country. Once you take off the police
can't touch you.
THUG: If they get a description of us and they're going
to give it to every newspaper and cop in the world.
JACK: No. (Beat) Alright, look, I don't care about Ramirez.
You do whatever you want with him but not Kayla. Give me
Kayla. I will take her with me. I will take full responsibility
for the whole thing.
THUG: Can't help you.
JACK: I'm not going to let you kill her.
THUG: Let me say this one more time. We're being paid to
get your old man to Switzerland and that's what we're going to do
and anyone who gets in our way, we're going to get rid of. Get it?
SCENE THREE: MEANWHILE
JENNIFER HAS RECEIVED A LETTER FROM FRANKIE TO SAY THAT HE IS
NOT COMING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING BECAUSE HE IS TOO BUSY. ALICE
TELLS HER SHE HAS TO MOVE ON WITH HER LIFE AND CAREER.
SCENE FOUR: AIRPLANE CONTINUED.
THUG: Alright, it's pitch dark out. No one's going to see
you leave now.
JACK: When are you going to take off?
THUG: Probably before you hit the parking lot.
JACK: Well, that's.... that's good. We've already wasted
enough time. Look I want you to promise me one thing. I want you
to get my father to Switzerland safely.
THUG: That's what I'm getting paid for.
JACK: I know, I know that. It's just that after everything
that's happened you can hardly blame me for my concern.
THUG: Well don't worry about it. It's going to be an easy
flight once we get rid of the excess baggage somewhere over the
Atlantic. (Points his gun at Jack.) Goodbye Deveraux.
SCENE FIVE: MEANWHILE MELISSA
GOES TO SEE JENNIFER ABOUT HER WEDDING.
MELISSA: I won't stay long I promise.
JENNIFER: No, come on. You've been so busy we've hardly
had a chance to talk. I want to hear all about the wedding plans.
MELISSA: Jen, you don't have to pretend with me. Granma
told me all about the letter from Frankie. I can tell you're upset.
JENNIFER: I guess I can't fool anyone anymore.
MELISSA: You miss him a lot don't you?
JENNIFER: Two weeks ago if someone had've told me that
Frankie and I wouldn't be seeing each other for months and months,
I would have said they were crazy.
JENNIFER: I mean if anything I thought I might be talking
about my own wedding. I guess that I'm just really jealous, that's
MELISSA: Jen I'm sorry if all this talk about my wedding's
been hard on you.
JENNIFER: No, no. This should be a very happy time for
you. I don't want you to feel you can't talk about your wedding
around me. I want to hear all about it. I want to hear the plans,
MELISSA: Well actually I wanted to ask you something.
MELISSA: If you wanted to be a bridesmaid? I mean if you
don't want to, I understand.
JENNIFER: Melissa, I would love to be in your wedding.
SCENE SIX: STEVE AND MARCUS BOARD THE PLANE AS MAINTENANCE
INSPECTORS. THEY MANAGE TO OVERTAKE THE THUGS MINDING HARPER
AND HE IS RECAPTURED AND SENT BACK TO JAIL. EMILIO HELPS THEM
AND IS LET OFF.