STEVE AND KAYLA ARRIVE AT THE EMERGENCY CENTER AND KAYLA FINDS AN
ENVELOPE UNDER THE DOOR.
STEVE: Donation to the Riverfront Emergency Center, $10,000,
signed Jack Deveraux. (Beat) I smell a rat and his name is Happy Jack,
Billy Jack Johnson.
KAYLA: Well, it's hard to say.
STEVE: Come on Kayla. Jack doesn't give money to good causes
especially not causes that we're behind.
KAYLA: Well, it looks like he did this time.
STEVE: No, he's up to something. I want to know what it is.
JACK WALKS IN THE DOOR.
JACK: Hey, you've got to learn to trust, you know that. You
think everything's a plot and everybody's got an ulterior motive.
STEVE: No. Not everyone dude!
JACK: How are you today Kayla? Beautiful day out there.
JACK: You can smell the spring in the breeze.
STEVE: Well, now that we've shot the breeze and got the
weather report, I want to know what you're up to.
JACK: What makes you think I'm up to anything?
STEVE: This. What is this? And why have you been hanging
around us so much lately?
JACK: Now you have a knack of making mountains out or mole
STEVE: (Shows him the check) Ten thousand dollars is no
mole hill dude.
JACK: Well, that's the difference between us. Maybe it's
a lot to you but it's not a lot to me. In my bracket I can use every
deduction I can get.
KAYLA: What are you trying to buy with this money Jack?
JACK: I'm not trying to buy anything. Actually it's a bill
I owe to this place.
KAYLA: We didn't bill you for anything.
JACK: Well, you should have. You had to patch me up.... no
pun intended.... when I got knifed. I mean if you hadn't been here
I would have been in big trouble.
KAYLA: Well, that's what we're here for.
JACK: Look. Maybe the other people around here can't pay
their bills but I can.
KAYLA: Well.... ten thousand dollars.
JACK: Well, it's a little bit much but think of it as a
contribution in honor of my new baby brother, Alexander. It's not
every day you get a baby brother and you want to celebrate. Oh,
come on. Every time I'm at a hospital board meeting they're talking
about this place needing money. If you don't want it I can think
of some charity that does. Take it or leave it.
KAYLA: Alright we'll take it. The Emergency Center can use
JACK: Good. Good. Buy some bandages on me. I'll see you guys
JACK LEAVES BUT STEVE IS STILL CONVINCED THAT JACK
HAS ANOTHER REASON OTHER THAN THE BIRTH OF A BABY TO GIVE AWAY SO
SCENE TWO: LATER THAT DAY JACK LISTENS WHILE ROMAN AND DIANA
ARE PLANNING THEIR EVENING.
AS SOON AS THEY LEAVE HE BEGINS SEARCHING HER OFFICE. JACK
IS READING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE HE FINDS IN HER DRAWER WHEN SHE
COMES BACK INTO THE OFFICE.
DIANA: What the hell do you think you're doing in my desk?
JACK: What do you think Diana? Do we have a story in this?
(Beat) I'm not sure. You see on one hand we have this fascinating
story.... this man who's been missing for years who suddenly turns
DIANA: Well, I thought it interesting. That's why I saved
JACK: Six years in the jungle. Imagine that. But then again,
no real connection to Salem, is there?
DIANA: Well, we don't only print stories about Salem do
JACK: Absolutely. And that's why you called the Pentagon
the other day. Now tell me, do you think we should do this story?
DIANA: I don't know. I haven't decided yet.
JACK: I've decided. I think this is a great story. I'm going
to get a reporter on it today.
DIANA: No you won't. No it's my story. And I will decide
who's going to report on it.
JACK: Suit yourself. Do whatever you like as long as I see
the story before it goes into print. And.... um.... put somebody good
JACK LEAVES DIANA'S OFFICE.
DIANA: I'll put somebody very good on it. (Picks up the phone.)
Hi Pat. Will you please book me a seat on the last flight to Washington.
Yes tonight. Okay, thank you.
SCENE THREE: A SHORT TIME
LATER, JACK COMES INTO DIANA'S OFFICE WHERE PAT, THE SECRETARY,
IS TIDYING UP.
JACK: Oh, Pat, has Diana gone for the day?
PAT: I don't think so. She'd have to come back. Her plane
ticket is here.
JACK: Oh plane ticket eh? To Washington DC? Thank you very
much. Ah....one more thing. Do you know if she assigned someone
to the missing in action story in Washington DC?
PAT: No as far as I know she hasn't assigned anybody to
do a story about that.
JACK: Good. Thank you very much. (Beat) Hasn't assigned anybody
huh? Alright Diana, what's the real story?
SCENE FOUR: A SHORT TIME
LATER, DIANA SAYS GOODBYE TO ROMAN AS JACK WALKS IN THE OFFICE.
JACK: Hi Diana, where are you headed?
DIANA: I'm going to New York for a couple of days to do
a bit shopping before the wedding. Do I have your permission?
JACK: Oh, absolutely. Give those credit cards a work out.
By all means. (Beat) By the way I was wondering. Did you assign
somebody to the MIA story in Washington?
DIANA: Yes, I did.
JACK: Good, good. Well, have a great trip.
SCENE FIVE: LATER THAT NIGHT DIANA IS SITTING IN HER PLANE
SEAT AND TWO ROWS BACK IS JACK, FOLLOWING HER TO WASHINGTON.
SCENE ONE: DIANA IS AT THE VA HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON
TRYING TO SEE THE MIA. JACK IS SPYING ON HER FROM AROUND THE CORNER.
SHE TRIES TO GET IN TO SEE HIM BUT THE NURSE REFUSES.
SCENE TWO: JACK DECIDES TO
CALL IN A FAVOR, SO HE PHONES AN OLD BUDDY OF HARPER'S TO GET SOME
JACK: Hello Sam, hi this is Jack Deveraux. Fine, fine, how
Good, good. Look I'd like for you to do a little favor for me. You're
still in on the Senate Committee for Armed Forces, right? Right, right.
Then you know all about this MIA that was in the paper that I've been
reading about. You know, the guy that was in the tiger cage for six
years? Right, right. Well, I want to do something to help him but
I need a little information about him. (Beat) Oh I was sure you'd
feel that way.
JACK WAITS BY THE PHONE FOR SAM TO CALL BACK.
JACK: Hello? Sam? What have you got for me? (Beat) You're kidding?
They transferred him to Salem? My Salem? Well, that's certainly going
to make things interesting down on the farm, isn't it? No, no. What
I meant by that was having him nearby will make it a lot easier for
me to help our hero out. Yeah.
SCENE ONE: THE NEXT DAY BACK
AT THE SPECTATOR.
JACK: Good morning.
JACK: Oh Diana, what's wrong? You look awful this morning.
DIANA: I bet you've come to cheer me up haven't you?
JACK: Well, I didn't know that you needed cheering up but I'll
give it my best shot. I mean they don't call me Mr. Warm and Wonderful
for nothing. Oh come on, tell me, where does it hurt?
JACK SITS ON HER DESK.
DIANA: I have a terrible pain on my desk.
JACK: I can take a hint you know.
DIANA: I'm looking forward to seeing that.
JACK: Actually I came here to make your day. I was just
on the phone with a close personal friend of mine from DC, Washington
DC that is, who happens to be on the Senate Armed Forces Committee.
DIANA: Oh Jack, I'm so impressed. You just have friends
everywhere. Except where you live.
JACK: He told me some fascinating information about that
MIA story. You know the one that you said our reporter was shut
out on a couple of days ago. Of course we dropped that story, didn't
we, so we're not interested anymore. Oh I'll be on my way.
DIANA: No wait a minute. What information did you get?
JACK: About who?
DIANA: Come on Jack.
JACK: I thought we dropped this interesting little story
about the MIA, didn't we?
DIANA: Well, that was only because we couldn't find enough
information about him to fill a quarter column but if you have something
new about him, that's worth printing, I'm more than happy to reconsider.
JACK: How broad-minded of you.
DIANA: Well, look, all I could find out about the guy was
that he was held prisoner for six years. I don't even know his name.
Were you able to find out who he is?
JACK: I haven't the faintest idea who he is either but I
do know where he is.
DIANA: What do you mean?
JACK: Well, it seems our MIA friend had himself transferred
from the VA hospital in DC to someplace.... quieter. Someplace....
DIANA: Where is he?
DIANA: In Salem!
JACK: Isn't that convenient? I mean it's not everyday that
a story puts itself on a plane and comes straight to us. But don't
you think it's a little interesting and curious? I mean why would
this guy who's been locked up in tiger cages for six years suddenly
and abruptly decide to come to Salem?
DIANA: I have no idea.
JACK: Oh come on Diana. I wanted to see those legendary
Colville instincts in action.
DIANA: Look Jack, I don't have time for this alright? Now
if all you know about this guy is that he had himself transferred
to the Salem VA hospital then that's still not enough to go on and
it's not worth the space.
JACK: Well, it would be if you wanted to follow up on it.
DIANA: I'm sure the people at the Salem VA hospital won't
be giving us anymore information than we got in Washington so that's
it isn't it? There's just no story, I guess.
JACK: Ah.... Well, I guess you are the boss. I just thought
I'd run it by you.
DIANA: Consider it ran.... and feel free to drop it anytime.
JACK: Dropped it is..... Good coffee.... good coffee.
JACK LEAVES DIANA'S OFFICE.
JACK: Oh Diana....oh dear we're going to have to get you a
new lock. Oh what have we here? This looks very important.... a little
exclamation point. Okay, never let a good number go to waste, I always
SCENE TWO: LATER THAT NIGHT JACK GOES BACK TO DIANA'S OFFICE
AND BREAKS INTO HER DRAWER USING A FILE IN HIS MOUTH AND ONE IN
HE DIALS IN THE NUMBER WRITTEN ON DIANA'S WRITING
JACK: Er.... oh hello. Excuse me, is.... Salem VA hospital,
of course. Hi, I'm calling from Diana Colville's office at The
Spectator. I wanted to ask you some more questions about that
MIA tra.... Oh Miss Colville already called. Oh I'm sorry. (Beat)
Oh no, no, I understand completely. You never give out that kind of
information on your transfers. I understand completely. I'm sorry
to have called.... again. Yes, thank you, thank you.
JACK PUTS DOWN THE PHONE AND REPLACES EVERYTHING AS
HE FOUND IT. HE SCREWS THE LOCK BACK INTO PLACE.
JACK: Alright Diana. There we go. It seems this little story
is a lot more important than I let on.
SCENE ONE: THE NEXT DAY AND
IT IS ALEXANDER'S CHRISTENING.
JACK: People are arriving. That's right Neil. How are you doing?
ANJELICA: Oh good morning darling.
JACK: I hope you don't mind me letting myself in.
ANJELICA: Not at all.
JACK: So, where's my little brother today? Does he know
he's getting christened?
ANJELICA: He's upstairs and you are early.
JACK: I know I'm early. I came early on purpose. I have
a present for you.
ANJELICA: Good. You didn't have to do that.
JACK: Well, actually it's for Alexander.
ANJELICA: Oh. I had a feeling.
JACK: So, ah, do you think he'd be up to opening it now?
ANJELICA: Well, let's go find out.
JACK: Okay. Don't worry. It's not a ball glove.
JACK: No. I couldn't find the right one.
SCENE TWO: JACK AND ANJELICA
GO UPSTAIRS TO SEE ALEXANDER.
JACK: He's got your eyes. Look at 'em. It's your eyes.
ANJELICA: Have I told you lately how sweet you are?
JACK: Please, don't. I don't want to have any nasty rumors
spread about me.
ANJELICA: It wouldn't hurt your political career you know.
But if that's what you want, my lips are sealed.
JACK: Thank you.
ANJELICA: So, where is this alleged gift, eh?
JACK: Oh it's right here.
ANJELICA: Should I open it now or wait until after the christening.
JACK: Open it now.
ANJELICA: Okay, okay, here goes. (Beat) Oh Jack, where did
you get this?
JACK: Um Well, actually I was packing up some of Harper's
things back at the house and....that's mine. That's my christening
gown. And I didn't think that Alexander had one
ANJELICA: Oh he doesn't. Do you realize that you are the
only one that thought about this? With all the trouble we've had
finding a nanny, it completely slipped my mind.
JACK: I wanted to do something special for him on his big
ANJELICA: You did. This is so special.
JACK: Good. I'm glad you liked it.
ANJELICA: You're going to look so beautiful in your christening
gown, thanks to your big brother. Jack, I thought a lot about the
talk we had the other day when you said things would never be the
JACK: Forget about that. Really forget about it.
ANJELICA: I just wanted to let you know, it's true. I do
love Alexander in a way that I've never loved anyone else before.
JACK: That's to be expected isn't it?
ANJELICA: But I love you too.
JACK: Look don't worry about me. I'm a big boy Anjelica.
Really I am.
ANJELICA: I'm not worried. I just want you to know that
you are as important to me as you ever were. What I feel for you
is different to what I feel for Alexander but it's not any less.
JACK: Thank you.
ANJELICA: You're a part of my family sweetheart and you always
will be. (Hug)
SCENE THREE: A BIT LATER.
ANJELICA: I can't believe no one has arrived yet.
JACK: Relax, it's going to be fine.
ANJELICA: But where could Justin and the minister be? Don't
they know what time it is? And Denise. Her plane was due in from
Washington over an hour ago. If this keeps up my baby won't have
a godmother or a godfather at the christening.
NEIL: Jack, you got a call. It's The Spectator.
JACK: I'll take it in this room.
SCENE FOUR: THE GUESTS BEGIN TO ARRIVE. JACK IS HOLDING ALEXANDER
WHEN THE MINISTER ASKS FOR THE GODPARENTS TO COME FORWARD.
ADRIENNE STEPS IN AS GODMOTHER BECAUSE DENISE COULD NOT MAKE IT
FROM WASHINGTON. JACK STANDS BACK FEELING THE PAIN OF BEING LEFT
OUT. JUSTIN ARRIVES AND TAKES HIS PLACE AS GODFATHER.
ANJELICA: Jack, thank you for coming and sharing the day with
us. And thank you even more for giving Alexander your christening
SCENE FIVE: AFTER THE CEREMONY JACK IS LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW
AT THE RAIN.
JO AND ANJELICA COME INTO THE ROOM.
JACK: Well, I'm glad it fit.
ANJELICA: It certainly did.
ANJELICA LEADS JACK AWAY WITHOUT HIM SAYING A WORD
SCENE ONE: THE NEXT DAY JACK
VISITS THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TRYING TO FIND KIMBERLY ABOUT AN
JACK: (To nurse, throwing out the charm) You know you really
do remind me of Fawn Hall.
NURSE: Get out of here.
JACK: I know her from my DC days. You're just like her.
NURSE: Well, thanks.
JACK: I only call 'em as I see 'em. You see the thing about
Fawn is that she's got brains as Well, as beauty. I bet you're just
like that. I bet you know everything that goes on around here.
NURSE: Well, I do try to keep up on things.
JACK: I bet you could even tell me for instance where.... Kimberly
Donovan is at this moment.
NURSE: Is that what this is about?
JACK: Oh no, no. I really do want to get together with you
NURSE: Get together with Fawn Hall.
THE NURSE WALKS OUT ON HIM JUST AS KIMBERLY GETS OUT
OF THE ELEVATOR. JACK DELIBERATELY BUMPS INTO HER.
JACK: Oh, Kimberly, excuse me.
KIM: Jack, really!
JACK: I'm sorry. How's your mother?
KIM: My mother?.... My mother's fine, thank you. I have a meeting
to go to. You'll have to excuse me.
JACK: Oh I'm sorry because I wanted to tell you about this
very interesting topic that would be very good for your radio show.
KIM: No, no, no. We have enough subjects lined up already.
Thoughtful but no thanks. Jim I wanted to....
JACK: Well, that is too bad because it's probably one of
the most interesting subjects to come down the pyke in a long time.
And I didn't think you'd want to miss out on it.
KIM: Okay Jack, I'll bite. What's it all about?
JACK: And there has been a lot of interest in MIAs lately....
KIM: Okay, okay. I read something recently about this guy
who's been missing and suddenly they found him.
JACK: I read about him too. You know I've been doing a little
research on him and I found out that they transferred him to the
Salem VA hospital.
KIM: You're kidding. Wow. Think about how interesting it
would be to talk to that guy.
JACK: Yeah. I bet I could arrange for you to talk to him.
KIM: You could?
JACK: Oh, yes. I know the administrator over there. I'm
sure he'd be most co-operative.
KIM: Now wait a minute, why would you want to help me out
JACK: Well, this is an issue that needs to be discussed.
KIM: Oh my, my, my. That almost sounded noble. (Beat) Almost!
There are a lot of people who think I'm your competition you know.
JACK: Are you saying.... you think that I wouldn't do this
small favor for you out of the goodness of my heart?
KIM: (Surpressing a laugh.) Yes, that's what I'm saying.
JACK: Okay, okay. Kimberly you're right, you're right. You
know me too Well.
KIM: You bet I do. What's the catch Jack?
JACK: The truth of the matter is that my paper is going
to do a major spread on this whole thing and I know that your radio
show's getting very high numbers. You can generate a lot of public
interest in this story so I can make a lot of money by selling a
lot of stories when it comes time to do our spread.
KIM: Oh I get it, I get it. We help each other out a little
here. Is that it?
JACK: Well, why else would want to share it with you?
KIM: I don't know but I'm going to have to think about this
one, a long time to think about this one.
KIMBERLY IS INTERRUPTED BY HER ASSISTANT, ADAM, WHO
SAYS THAT HER CURRENT INTERVIEW HAS CANCELED AND SHE HAS NO ONE
TO FILL THE SPOT. JACK GRINS AND COUGHS LOUDLY TO ATTRACT HER ATTENTION.
KIM: You got a fever with that? Okay, okay, another subject
has been brought to my attention.
ADAM: Is it better than dead air?
KIM: Anything's better than dead air. Mr. Deveraux here
has done a little research on the MIA issue.
ADAM: I don't think we've met. The name's Adam Scott. I'm
JACK: So I gathered. It's a pleasure to meet you Adam.
KIM: Jack has suggested that we do a show in conjunction
with an article he's planning to run on the subject.
ADAM: Well, can we get it together in time for the show?
JACK: Oh definitely. I've already laid all the ground work.
I'd be more than happy to share it with you.
KIM: Adam do we have anything else in the works?
ADAM: Not that we can get together this fast. I really think
we should go for it.
KIM: Then let's go for it.
JACK: Good, good. I'll get all together all the material
and I'll share it with you. And I can even arrange that interview
with that MIA at the VA hospital.
JACK: We'll do it, I'm sure. Well, I've got to get to the
KIM: Alright Jack.
DIANA HAS WALKED UP BEHIND THEM AND HEARD IT ALL.
SCENE TWO: A SHORT TIME LATER
JACK IS TALKING TO KIMBERLY IN THE DOCTOR'S LOUNGE.
JACK: When you find out with the interview of the MIA who's
been transferred to the Salem VA hospital, you'll have yourself one
hell of an story.
KIM: Wait a minute Jack. What if this guy doesn't want to
JACK: Oh don't worry about that. I talked to Dr. Burke and
he said no problem.
KIM: No I hope not but let's face it Jack, this guy's been
through a terrible ordeal. I'm not going to press him into something
he's not ready for.
JACK: Look if he doesn't want to talk, do a basic profile
on him. You know the anatomy of an MIA, that sort of thing. The
people who were around him before he was recaptured. What is the
reaction to his return? Was there someone he was personally involved
ADAM: Hey, hey, there's an angle.
JACK: Exactly. Exactly Adam. Now people want to know. I
mean what if there was somebody you were in love who's been gone
for years. Dead and gone. And suddenly they come back. And what
if you're married? What if you're married or have a lover? Are you
going to drop that lover just like a potato and take up with a person
that you thought was dead?
ADAM: I think I should go and see what I can dig up on this.
JACK: I think you should. Go for it! Come back with something.
SCENE THREE: DIANA DECIDES
SHE HAS TO STOP THIS INTERVIEW AND SHE GOES TO SEE DR. BURKE AND
TELLS HIM THAT SHE WANTS AN EXCLUSIVE ON THE STORY AND THAT SHE
WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE DOCTORS IN THE HOSPITAL. BURKE DECIDES TO
GO WITH DIANA'S DEAL AND NOT KIMBERLEY'S.
BURKE: I'm sorry Mrs. Donovan but I don't think it will be
possible to do your show after all.
KIM: Won't be possible? Wait a minute, I thought everything
BURKE: I've changed my mind. Perhaps another time.
KIM: Yes. Perhaps another time. Thanks. Goodbye.
JACK: What happened?
KIM: That's what I'd like to know.
SCENE FOUR: LATER THAT DAY JACK GOES BACK TO SEE DIANA
AT THE SPECTATOR. HE WALKS IN HER OFFICE AND SLAMS THE DOOR.
JACK: Alright! What the hell do you think you're doing?
DIANA: I'm trying to get a newspaper out. That's what we
do here in case you've forgotten.
JACK: That's not what I'm talking about and you know it.
DIANA: Jack, I don't have time for one of your little tirades,
alright. Now I have to be going so make yourself at home. You can
snoop through my desk. I left it open for you this time so it would
JACK: You're not going anywhere until you explain yourself
DIANA: I don't owe you any explanations.
JACK: You do when it comes to sabotaging this paper. Oh
I know all about your little trip to the Salem VA. How you convinced
Dr. Burke to have a change of heart over giving the radio talk show
to Kimberly about the MIA.
DIANA: I convinced him to give us an exclusive. I hardly
call that sabotage. Now why are you so interested in helping Kimberly
all of a sudden?
JACK: Why are you so interested in this story all of a sudden?
I thought you said the MIA thing was dead. It wasn't going anywhere.
DIANA: Well, I did but you've obviously convinced Kimberly
that it is and if it's a hot story then I think we should be covering
it. You haven't answered my question. Why did you bring it to Kimberly?
JACK: Well, I brought it to Kimberly because her show is
a top rated show and it can bring in a lot of readership for our
paper if we do the story. And I think it's good to have a little
exchange of goodwill, don't you? I mean I think you'd be very happy
if I helped out your future sister in law.
DIANA: Don't do me or my future family any favors. We don't
need them especially from you.
JACK: When are they going to become your family anyway?
I haven't heard any talk of a wedding lately.
DIANA: That is my business Jack, not yours.
JACK: My, kinda touchy about this aren't we?
DIANA: No I'm not. I'd just like you to stay out of my personal
JACK: I was just talking about the MIA. I didn't know that
was personal life.
DIANA: It isn't!
JACK: Then why is it such a big deal?
DIANA: Will you get out here? Get out of here.
JACK: Well, it seems like you can't say anything to anybody
around here anymore.
DIANA: Get out. Now.
JACK: Gone, going, going, gone.
JACK IS VERY PLEASED WITH HIMSELF.
SCENE FIVE: MEANWHILE EMILIO
GETS FIRED BY NEIL BECAUSE HE IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER AND
NEIL NEEDS SOMEONE BETTER TO TRAIN HIS HORSE. EMILIO TELLS ADRIENNE
THAT HE IS SURE THAT JUSTIN GOT HIM FIRED BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT
EMILIO AND ADRIENNE HAD AN AFFAIR.
SCENE SIX: JENNIFER DROPS
BY TO SEE ALEXANDER JUST AS HE IS FIRED. SHE FEELS SORRY FOR EMILIO
BUT TELLS HIM HE WILL GET A BETTER JOB. JENNIFER GOES INTO THE HOUSE
AND EMILIO DECIDES TO GET HIS REVENGE ON JUSTIN. HE CUTS THE BRAKE
CABLE ON JUSTIN'S SPORTS CAR.
SCENE SEVEN: AS JUSTIN IS
LEAVING, JENNIFER ASKS FOR A LIFT IN HIS CAR. EMILIO IS WATCHING
FROM THE BUSHES AND SEES HER GET IN THE CAR. AS JUSTIN TAKES OFF,
EMILIO THROWS HIMSELF IN FRONT OF THE CAR AND IS BADLY HURT. EMILIO
IS TAKEN TO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND NEEDS SURGERY.
SCENE ONE: A COUPLE OF DAYS
LATER, JACK WALKS INTO DIANA'S OFFICE AND SHE IS TALKING TO A SERVICEMAN.
JACK: Diana, where are your manners? Jack Deveraux.
CAL: Cal Winters. An old friend of Diana's.
JACK: Oh. Pleased to meet you Lieutenant.
JACK: When did you two meet?
CAL: We met in Hawaii.
Oh Hawaii. When did you sneak off to Hawaii, Diana?
DIANA: I didn't.
CAL: Diana and I are old friends.
CAL: As a matter of fact I just arrived in Salem.
JACK: And you just looked her up. I can't blame you. If
I had an old friend as beautiful as Diana, I'd do the same thing.
DIANA: Jack, did you see the copy of the Sunday Magazine
layout that I left in your office?
JACK: Oh forget about that. This is exciting. Two friends
getting back together. Of course I'm.... I'm sure you were sorry
to hear the news.
CAL: What news?
JACK: Well, nobody likes to hear about the one that got away
and here's Diana getting married to Roman Brady. (Beat) That is
true, isn't it, Diana? (Beat) I'm sorry. You act as if you didn't
CAL: No I didn't.
JACK: I'm sorry. Me and my big mouth. Well, you know what
they say? Life goes on right.
JACK: Diana, I've got work to do. I'll check out that layout.
I'll get back to you.
SCENE TWO: A SHORT TIME LATER
CAL LEAVES DIANA'S OFFICE AND JACK STOPS HIM TO TALK.
JACK: Lieutenant, Cal. Look I'm sorry to be the one to drop
a bomb on you like that. I'm thinking that maybe if you stick around
in Salem for a couple of days we could get together, have a couple
of drinks or something.
JACK: Good, good. I'll look forward to that.
SCENE THREE: LATER JACK WALKS
INTO DIANA'S OFFICE WHERE ROMAN AND DIANA ARE KISSING.
JACK: Are you guys coming up for air anytime soon?
ROMAN: Taking notes Jack?
DIANA: What can I do for you Jack?
JACK: Well, I just finished for the day and I thought I'd
JACK: I saw the layout. It's good. Have a good evening.
DIANA: Thanks, you too.
ROMAN: Yeah, see ya, Jack.
JACK: You know I just wanted to let you know that I really
enjoyed meeting your friend earlier. I bet you guys had a lot to
ROMAN: What's he talking about Diana?
JACK: Diana, it was good meeting your friend earlier.
ROMAN: I thought you said that nothing in particular happened
Diana? Did you forget this old friend dropped by?
DIANA: Yes, I guess I did.
ROMAN: So, who is it anyway?
DIANA: Jack, weren't you on your way out?
JACK: Diana, did I say something I shouldn't have said?
(Beat) Diana, I'm sorry if I spoke out of turn.
DIANA: Please just go Jack.
JACK: Of course.
ROMAN ASKS DIANA WHAT IS GOING ON AND AS SHE STARTS
TO EXPLAIN SHE NOTICES THAT JACK IS STILL LEANING ON THE DOOR.
DIANA: Please feel free to shut the door as you leave Jack.
(Slam) He drives me crazy.
ROMAN CONTINUES TO ASK QUESTIONS BUT DIANA STILL AVOIDS
ANSWERING HIM DIRECTLY.
SCENE FOUR: JACK DECIDES
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CAL AT THE VA HOSPITAL.
BURKE: Mr. Deveraux.
JACK: Dr. Burke, just the man I'm looking for.
JACK: I need to talk to you about something.
BURKE: I have plenty of time if you need to help in researching
the series of articles that your paper is doing on me. I mean on
JACK: Actually it's about one of your patients but I do
need your help on something.
BURKE: What's that?
JACK: I need the dossier on Lieutenant Cal Winters.
BURKE: Hops start Mr. Deveraux. I'm afraid I can't do that.
JACK: Details my man, details. (Beat) You know I bet you're
Well past due for a promotion, aren't you?
BURKE: I've been in my present position for some time now.
JACK: Hmmm. A favorable word in the right ear at the right
time from the right person could help your career a lot. I'd be
more than happy to return the favor if there was a favor to return?
BURKE: Why don't you come up to my office with me and I'll
see what I can do.
JACK: Huh, uh.
SCENE FIVE: A SHORT TIME
JACK: Looks complete. Is this all you've got on Cal Winters?
BURKE: Would you mind keeping your voice down? I'm really
not supposed to be doing this.
JACK: Don't worry Doc. I'm going to make sure that people
know what you're doing. The right people.
BURKE: Yeah. I have to get to my meeting.
JACK: Good. I don't want to keep you. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
SCENE ONE: EMILIO IS IN HOSPITAL
AND APRIL WANTS TO CALL THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE HIS ACCIDENT.
SHE THINKS THAT JUSTIN DELIBERATELY RAN EMILIO OVER. EMILIO TELLS
HER TO KEEP THE POLICE OUT OF IT ENTIRELY. ABE COMES TO QUESTION
EMILIO ANYWAY AND HE ASKS HIM HOW MUCH HE KNOWS ABOUT MECHANICS
BECAUSE THE BRAKES HAD BEEN TAMPERED WITH. EMILIO PLAYS DUMB ABOUT
THE WHOLE THING.
SCENE TWO: ABE ASKS JENNIFER
IF THERE WAS ANYTHING BETWEEN JUSTIN AND EMILIO. JENNIFER GETS UPSET
ABOUT HIS IMPLICATIONS.
SCENE THREE: JENNIFER TELLS
ADRIENNE ABOUT THE BRAKES AND ADRIENNE CONFRONTS EMILIO. JENNIFER
OVERHEARS THE CONVERSATION AND REALIZES THAT EMILIO IS AT FAULT.