[Air date 10-25-88]
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER ARRIVES AT THE LAKE TO PRACTICE
FOR THE COLLEGE SWIM TEAM. EMILIO TURNS UP AND THEY ARGUE ABOUT
WHO WAS AT THE DOCK FIRST.
SCENE TWO: EMILIO SAYS HE IS SICK OF HER HANGING AROUND
HIM. SHE SAYS THAT SHE HAS NO INTEREST IN HIM. SHE DIVES IN THE
WATER AND GETS A CRAMP. EMILIO DIVES IN TO RESCUE HER AND MASSAGES
HER LEG ON THE DOCK. ADRIENNE TURNS UP AND SEES THEM TOGETHER.
[Air date 10-26-88]
SCENE ONE: ANJELICA TELLS VICTOR THAT SHE IS SURE
SHE WILL BE ABLE TO GET HER HANDS ON HARPER'S MONEY ANY DAY. HE
SAYS THAT HE DOUBTS THAT VERY MUCH. MICKEY ARRIVES AND TELL ANJELICA
THAT THE ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED BUT THE MONEY IS ALL GONE TO
PAY HARPER'S DEBT TO VICTOR.
SCENE TWO: MEANWHILE JACK VISITS THE LOFT.
JACK: Where is he? Where is the big hero? JOHNSON! GET DOWN
STEVE: What are you doing here?
STEVE TACKLES JACK FROM BEHIND AND THEY STRUGGLE.
JACK: You.... you.... you want a medal? I'll give you a
medal. I'm going to kill your for trying to kill my father!
STEVE: Oh yeah.
STEVE CONTINUES TO TWIST JACK'S ARM BEHIND HIS BACK
WHILE JACK STRUGGLES TO GET FREE.
STEVE: Don't you worry baby, he's on his way out!
JACK: THE HELL I AM!
STEVE: You better do yourself a favor and walk out of here
JACK: You try to kill my father, you pay for it. Don't you
STEVE: Don't you talk to me about killers. He's the killer.
JACK: You don't understand him. You couldn't begin to know
who he is.
STEVE: What's there to understand? He's a murderer. What's
the matter with you? He tried to kill Kayla and her sister and god
knows how many other women he tried to off with his little knife.
What, are you as crazy as he is? You know what? You deserve to be
in jail right next to him for doing what you did.
STEVE: Plannin' that escape....
STEVE: Endangerin' Kayla's life....
STEVE: Yes you did. That's what I was tryin' to tell you
baby. He was behind the whole thing.
JACK: That's a lie.
STEVE: Don't you say that.
JACK: That's a filthy lie.
STEVE: Don't listen to him Kayla.
KAYLA: I knew somebody was behind it.
JACK: No Kayla, it's a lie. He's just telling lies. He's
trying to destroy me.
STEVE: Watch out baby, there's that happy Jack smile again.
He's lyin' to you.
JACK: You're just trying to ruin me. Why don't you just
admit it? You'd do anything to ruin me. Oh no, just go ahead, take
your best shot, no pun intended. Or do you save that kind of stuff
for men thirty years older than you?
STEVE: You want some?
JACK: Yes, go ahead.
STEVE: You want some?
KAYLA: Stop it.
JACK: Show us why they call you Mr. Hero.
STEVE: Don't you worry baby. He's on his way out.
JACK: Am I?
KAYLA:: Oh no he's not. Not until I'm done with him. (Beat)
You risked all of our lives to help someone like Harper Deveraux?
JACK: I'm telling you, it's a lie. I wasn't anywhere near
that prison that night.
KAYLA: Oh so you were just nice and safe somewhere where
you pulled the strings from backstage. Is that it?
JACK: Kayla, it was a lie and (To Steve) if you keep trying
to spread these kind of lies you're going to be very sorry.
STEVE: Oh no, you're the one that's going to be sorry for
what you did.
JACK: Right. I don't care about him. (Pointing at Steve.)
I don't care what he thinks. But I care about what you think. (To
Kayla) Look you've got to know that I would deliberately try to
hurt you. It was that Ramirez punk who dragged you into the whole
thing in the first place.
STEVE: Come on now. You lie so much you stink. You're runnin'
out of people to blame Billy Jack.
JACK: I've got nothing to blame. I know what I did. I know
JACK: You've got to believe me Kayla.
KAYLA: I think Steve's right. Everything that comes out
of your mouth is a lie Jack. I want you out of here. I want you
out of my home.
STEVE: Don't just stand there gawkin'. You heard her. Get
out! GO ON!
JACK: Alright. But if you keep trying to spread this....lie,
you're going to end up being the fool.
STEVE: We'll see. Go on, get out of here. (Pushing Jack
towards the door.)
JACK: Okay. I guess we will see. But you go ahead. I want
you to please.... please try to pin this on me, okay. I'm going to
be ready for you.
STEVE: You be ready. You better be real ready.
JACK: Ready and waitin'. Ready and rearin' to go!
STEVE SLAMS THE DOOR.
SCENE THREE: LATER THAT DAY, JACK FINDS KAYLA WALKING
THROUGH THE PARK.
JACK: Kayla, Kayla, wait, listen to me.
JACK: Listen to me. Listen, I couldn't talk to you before
in front of Steve but I had to tell you how grateful I am that you
saved Harper's life. I'll always be grateful to you.
KAYLA: I don't want your thanks Jack. And I'll never forgive
you for putting me in that position.
Please. Wait, wait. Look is it so hard to understand that I still
have feelings for my father? Is it?
KAYLA: You know I don't know if I should hate you or pity
you. You are so hung up on this pathetic idea of a name and a father
that was never real to begin with.
JACK: It is real and it always has been real.
KAYLA: You don't get it, do you? You know I look at you
and I don't see a real man. You pretend that you're like everybody
else, but you're not.
JACK: I care about people. I care about everything.
KAYLA: You don't care about anybody but yourself Jack and
I can't feel sorry for you because you've hurt me too much.
JACK: Maybe you feel that way now but someday--
KAYLA: Jack I will never feel any different to what I do right
now and I'll never forgive you for what you've done. Never.
SCENE FOUR: STEVE GOES TO SEE JO AND TELLS HER WHAT
HAPPENED TO KAYLA. STEVE ASKS HER TO TELL THE POLICE WHAT SHE HEARD.
SHE SAYS THAT SHE CANNOT TURN ON HER SON NO MATTER WHAT. SHE SAYS
BILLY IS WHAT HE IS BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE DID. STEVE SAYS THAT HE
STILL VOWS REVENGE ON JACK.
SCENE FIVE: A SHORT TIME AFTER HE LEAVES, JACK ARRIVES
TO SEE JO.
JACK: Hi. I need to talk to you. Can I come in?
JO: Sure. Why are you here Jack?
JACK: Ah.... Steve seems to have come crazy idea that I'm
the one who engineered Harper's escape and I can only assume that
it came from you.
JO: You know it did.
Well I don't know how or why you misunderstood a conversation that
you never should have heard in the first place but I can't tell
you how wrong it is.
JO: Look I know what I heard.
JACK: Look and I know that I'm innocent. The only reason
you think otherwise is because Steve has been filling your head
full of lies, telling you that I'm a terrible person.
JO: That is not the truth, Jack.
JACK: Well the man hates me. You know why? Because he has
to. It's the only way he can live with himself after what he's done
JO: After what he's done to you?
JACK: The man stole my wife.
JO: Oh that's not the way it was Jack. You know that's not
the way it was.
JACK: Look I don't want to disagree with you. I just hope
he hasn't convinced you to take this story to some place else.
JO: The police you mean?
JACK: Yes, the police. (Beat) Look Jo, if you go to the
police about this, you're going to ruin me. Look, I'm going to lose
the election. I'm going to lose everything that means anything to
me. Look we were....we were friends once.... before.... and I've
cared about you. I cared about you before I ever knew you were my
JO: Don't worry.... I wouldn't do anything to hurt you.
JACK: Really.... you mean that?
JO: Yes, I mean it.
JACK: Ooooh thank you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate
JO: Oh no, wait a minute, wait a minute. No. Don't thank
me. I'm not proud of this. As a matter of fact, I'm ashamed.
JACK: Well if that's the way you want to feel, I can't stop
JO: No, no, wait a minute. You know something. Steve is
right. You deserve to be punished. I mean I have watched you time
in and time out.... the people you have hurt.... the people you
have used. I can't even begin to think about it anymore.
JACK: Look I know that I've made mistakes but....
JACK: Okay, you're going to tell me I am wrong to care
about somebody who raised me? Is it pathetic to care about Harper?
Is that what you want to tell me? Is that right?
JO: No, no, it's not.
JACK: Thank you.... thank you. (Beat) I mean....it feels
really great to have someone agree with me.... for a change.
JACK: I better go.... I better go. (Beat)
JO: Is there something else? (Beat) Jack?
JACK WALKS OUT THE DOOR AND SHUTS IT THEN STOPS AND THINKS