SCENE ONE: MEANWHILE
STEVE IS WORKING AT THE FISH MARKET AND THE HOMELESS PREGNANT GIRL
THAT KAYLA SAW COMES IN AND TRIES TO HOLD HIM UP WITH A GUN. JENNIFER
AND KIMBERLY'S ASSISTANT ADAM WALK IN WHILE IT IS GOING ON AND SALLY
ENDS UP BEING ARRESTED.
SCENE TWO: JACK RETURNS TO
THE OFFICE AT THE SPECTATOR AND DECIDES TO SNOOP AGAIN ON
JENNIFER'S COMPUTER. HE IS FIDDLING WITH THE KEYBOARD WHEN VERN
JACK: Ah.... Vern. Hi.
VERN: That follow up article on Corelli's done. It's on
the current directory under "C."
JACK: Great. Terrific. I.... er.... I wish I could look at
it in my office but my editorial override is broken down. Suggestions?
VERN: Well, you're the boss. You can call it up on any open
JACK: (Jack obviously knows, and wants to read more of Jennifer's
messages) Oh, really. Well.... er.... who's... who's console is this?
VERN: It's Jennifer Horton's. She's not due in for a couple
JACK: Great. I'll use this right here. (Beat) Ah.... just save
some space here.
VERN: Yeah right.
JACK: Thanks Vern. (Beat)
Okay, where are we? Roll 'em, roll 'em. What's taking so long? We
just installed a whole new mainframe? Come on.
JACK WATCHES JENNIFER'S MONITOR AS WORDS SCROLL UP THE SCREEN.
JACK: Bingo! (Reading) "I have to move on. Forget....
Frankie.... Emilio.... But I feel.... alone. I need.... work.
The future." (Beat) There we have it. Jennifer Horton's
Lonely Hearts Club Band.
SCENE THREE: MEANWHILE JENNIFER
HAS RECOGNIZED THE PREGNANT WOMAN IN THE HOLD UP AND REALIZES THAT
THIS SAME WOMAN HELPED HER AGES AGO WHEN SHE WAS ON THE RUN HERSELF.
THE WOMAN'S NAME IS SALLY WALES AND SHE TELLS JENNIFER THAT SHE
DELIBERATELY BUNGLED THE ROBBERY SO THAT SHE WOULD BE ARRESTED AND
BE SENT TO JAIL AND SHE WOULD HAVE SOMEWHERE TO HAVE HER BABY. SHE
HAD HEARD THAT THEY LET WOMEN KEEP THEIR NEWBORN BABIES WITH THEM.
JENNIFER SAYS THAT THERE MUST BE ANOTHER WAY AND SHE VOWS TO HELP
SALLY BY WRITING AN ARTICLE FOR THE SPECTATOR.
SCENE FOUR: JACK IS STILL
SITTING AT JENNIFER'S DESK WHEN SHE RETURNS.
JACK: (Reading) "I need work. The future. Think about
what's coming, not what's going. Not what's gone!" (Beat) Well,
Jennifer you're a real pistol, you know that?
JENNIFER: Jack, what are you doing at my desk?
JACK: Oh.... ah.... working.... working. Which is more than
I can say for a lot of people around here. Actually, my computer
console's down and I had to work here.
JENNIFER: Yeah but you're in my sub-directory. These are my
JACK: I know that. I was looking for the Kimberly Donavon
radio show. Where is it?
JENNIFER: Ah.... look Jack. That doesn't matter anymore, okay?
I've got something better.
JACK: Better? What are you talking about?
JENNIFER: (Excited) I got a story. A big one.
JACK FROWNS, NOT KNOWING WHAT SHE HAS ON HER MIND.
SCENE FOUR: THE SPECTATOR JENNIFER IS IN PROGRESS
TELLING JACK ABOUT SALLY.
JENNIFER: ....and she robbed the market so that she would get
arrested and be put in jail so she would have a roof over her head
to have her baby. Do you believe it?
JACK: I believe it. So, what's the point?
JENNIFER: Well, the point
is that she's not the only one. There are people all over the streets
just like her and not in big cities. But I mean right here. Good
people who are being forced to commit robbery.
JACK: .... a....a.... and?
|Baby Hannah Story: Jack refuses
Jennifer's request to write a series on Sally Wales;
2:10 Min; 4.9 Meg
JENNIFER: Well, we have to do something. I mean if people
find out about this they will help but we have to start here. We
have to make a difference.
(Jack is not moved by her pleas) Hmm uh. Hmm uh. So tell me.... where's
the Kimberly Donovon piece?
JENNIFER: Jack you didn't hear a word I just said, did you?
JACK: I heard you perfectly.
JENNIFER: Then you obviously don't understand what I'm talking
JACK: I understand you perfectly. (Beat) Sometime remind
me to show you my Phi Beta Kappa key. Sometime when we're not already
late wrapping an edition.
JENNIFER: Jack please just listen to me....
JACK: You know the last time I checked the directory downstairs,
I was still the owner of this newspaper, not you. So I want you
to forget about Cindy or Susie or whatever her name....
JENNIFER: Her name is Sally.
JACK: I want you to forget about Sally and get the radio
piece on my desk in a half an hour or you're not going to be working
here anymore. Do I make myself perfectly clear?
JENNIFER: Jack, this is important to me and it's important
to a lot of other people too. I mean if you just saw her. This is
an important story.
JACK: I'm not arguing with you.
JACK: It is an important story. I never said it wasn't.
JENNIFER: So you're going to let me do this?
JACK: No. You already have an assignment.
JENNIFER: I know I do but Jack, this piece is so....
....so big, that it's too big for you to handle. That's why I'm giving
it to Vern to give to somebody with more experience who can really
do it justice. (Jack smirks and seems to enjoy giving her a hard time)
But don't worry Jennifer, you're going to make your Brownie points.
Now I've been thinking about it and maybe I was expecting too much
from you so I'm going to give you till tomorrow morning to get that
piece done. But if it's not done by then, you won't even work here
part time. Do I make myself perfectly clear?
JENNIFER: Crystal clear.
JACK: Good, good. (Looking at his watch) Now I think if you
hurry and get a little bit done now, you still might make cheerleading
JENNIFER MAKES AN IRRATED NOISE AND WALKS OFF. JACK WALKS BACK
TOWARDS HIS OFFICE THEN TURNS BACK.
JACK: (Referring back to her remarks in her personal files)
Jennifer, think about what's coming, not what's going. Okay.
JENNIFER: Alright, Jack. You'll see.
SCENE ONE: THE NEXT DAY DIANA
GOES INTO HER OFFICE TO FIND JACK SITTING IN HER CHAIR WEARING CAL'S
DIANA: I thought you weren't going to do this anymore.
JACK: Do what Diana?
DIANA: Get out of my chair.
JACK: Well, Diana who did you think I was? I mean what am
I not supposed to do?
DIANA: Where did you get that?
JACK: This hat? Oh, it was sitting on the desk. I guess
somebody left it....for you.
DIANA: Oh, I think I know what you're trying to do. You're
trying to get under my skin and annoy me so much that I will tell
you things that are really none of your business. And it's not going
JACK: You wound me Diana, you know that? Here I am, caring
about my partner, concerned about my partner. And all you think
I'm trying to do is hurt you.
DIANA: Oh, you think I'm going to fall for that?
JACK: Diana you're going through a tough time. I think it's
affecting your work.
DIANA: That is not true.
JACK: Alright, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Do you have the
copy that we need this morning?
DIANA: Yes, I do. As a matter of fact I worked on it last
night. It's right here.
JACK: Alright, let me see it. Thank you. Huh, uh. It's good,
very good. (Beat) Diana I still think you....
JENNIFER BURSTS IN THE OFFICE.
JENNIFER: Jack, excuse me, your secretary said that you would
be in here. Are you busy?
JACK: That depends, what's up?
JENNIFER: I want to talk to you and I want to talk to you
too, Diana. I'm glad your here.
DIANA: It sounds important.
JENNIFER: It is. It's about a story that I want to do. But
it's more than a story, it's about what kind of people we are. Do
we care about the homeless, do we care about justice? I think the
press has a responsibility to educate the people. To make them see
things that they don't see.
JACK: Is this about that Sally girl?
JENNIFER: Yes Jack. It is.
JACK: Huh uh.
JENNIFER: I know that you don't want me to do this story
but it has to be done and I am the one to do it because I was there
when it happened.
JACK: Diana, I am about to assign this to an experienced
DIANA: She has the inside edge and you won't give her the
JACK: Well, I.... I....
JENNIFER: That's right. I was in the fish market when it
happened. She didn't commit a crime. She's not a criminal. She wants
to go to jail on purpose so that she has a place to give birth to
her baby. Her court case is today and I need an assignment to cover
DIANA: And she should get it.
JACK: Alright, Diana, if you think she's up to it, who am
I to argue?
JENNIFER: So that's it. You're going to give me the assignment?
JACK: Well.... er.... is the Kimberly Donavon piece done?
JACK: It's on my desk?
JACK: Okay. Go. See what you can do.
JENNIFER: Great. Don't worry. I will not disappoint you.
DIANA: Somebody told me this morning that Sally entered
a guilty plea.
JENNIFER: What? She can't do that. She's not guilty. She's
innocent. She's a victim. I have to go talk to her. Goodbye.
JACK: (Laughing) Oh, youth!
DIANA: Youth? That's not youth. That's called having a heart.
I'm sure that term is unfamiliar to you.
JACK: What do you mean? I gave her the story.
DIANA: And I think you intended to give her that story all
along didn't you? You just wanted to make her beg a little.
DIANA: Oh, Jack! Jack one of these days all of this is going
to catch up with you. I promise you that.
JACK: Promises, promises. Well, I'll see you later. I have
JACK OPENS THE DOOR TO LEAVE AND CAL COMES IN.
JACK: Oh, look who's here. Lieutenant Cal. How are you doing?
CAL: (To Diana) I have to talk to you. (Beat) I have to talk
to you.... alone.
DIANA: Jack? I thought you said you had some work to do
JACK: I guess somebody has to work around here. Let's see about
that drink sometime.
SCENE TWO: LATER JENNIFER
IS DOWN AT THE COURT HOUSE WAITING FOR SALLY'S HEARING. SHE SEES
SALLY GOING INTO COURT AND BEGS HER NOT TO PLEAD GUILTY. JENNIFER
THEN ASKS HER UNCLE MICKEY, WHO IS THE DA, NOT TO SEND SALLY TO
JAIL. HE SAYS THAT SALLY WILL GET A FAIR TRIAL.
SCENE THREE: JENNIFER IS
STILL WAITING FOR THE HEARING TO BEGIN WHEN JACK TURNS UP.
JENNIFER: Oh, hi, Jack.
JACK: Well, you seem real happy to see me.
JENNIFER: What are you doing here? You here to check up
JACK: No. I'm here as a citizen just like them. But since
I'm here, it would be nice to get a little inside scoop from the
reporter covering the case. How is poor Sally who won't have her
baby in the alley?
JENNIFER: I can't get people to understand. I mean if someone
has to commit a phoney crime in order to find a place to have their
baby, I just think that.... that's horrible.
It's a damn shame.
JENNIFER: Sally is not a criminal. What I feel for her is
compassion and anyone that is human would feel the same way.
JACK: Let me give you a piece of advice. If you're still
interested in being a journalist and I think you are, keep the hearts
and flowers out of your writing. Stick with the facts.
JENNIFER: That's exactly what I'm doing. I'm recording the
facts but as I see it the facts are is that everyone is beating down
on this girl and today is just a day to finish the job off. Is that
what they call justice?
SCENE FOUR: THE HEARING BEGINS
AND JACK ATTENDS AS WELL AS JENNIFER. MICKEY QUESTIONS SALLY AND
SHE SAYS THAT SHE WANTED TO COMMIT A CRIME SO THAT SHE WOULD BE
PUT IN JAIL. THE JUDGE CALLS A RECESS TO CONSIDER HER DECISION.
JACK RETURNS TO THE OFFICE.
SCENE ONE: BACK AT THE OFFICE,
JACK WALKS INTO DIANA'S OFFICE.
DIANA: Oh, Jack. How nice of you to drop in?
JACK: Well, I was worried about you. I mean the air seemed
a little thick with tension when I came in before when your friend
was here. I thought you might want to talk about it.
DIANA: No, I don't want to talk about it.
JACK: Well, you seem to be having a problem.
DIANA: Well, there's where you're wrong Jack. As a matter
of fact after tonight all of my problems are going to be over. Forever.
DIANA HANDS CAL'S HAT TO JACK AND LEAVES. HE PUTS
THE HAT ON HIS HEAD.
JACK: Well, ma'am I certainly hope so. But I consider it my
duty and my honor and privilege to help you out in anyway I can.
SCENE TWO: BACK AT THE COURT,
THE JUDGE SENTENCES SALLY TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON. JENNIFER IS
HORRIFIED AND IS DETERMINED TO HELP SALLY OUT SOMEHOW. SALLY TELLS
HER SHE WANTS TO GO TO JAIL SO THAT SHE CAN BE WITH HER BABY.
SCENE THREE: THAT NIGHT,
DIANA AGREES TO MEET CAL FOR THE LAST TIME BEFORE HE LEAVES TOWN.
HE PICKS HER UP IN A CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN LIMO.
SCENE FOUR: JACK MEANWHILE
MEETS DR. BURKE FROM THE VA HOSPITAL IN JACK'S CAR.
JACK: You better hurry. We've got to make the deadline
JACK HANDS BURKE A FOLDER.
BURKE: Where is it?
JACK: Right here. I think I'm going to call it: "Frank
Burke, Salem's Unsung Hero."
BURKE: When is this going to be in the paper?
JACK: Well, let's put it this way, I think tomorrow would
be a very good day to ask for a raise.
BURKE: You don't know what this means to me.
JACK: Before you start turning cartwheels. How about my
end of the deal?
BURKE HANDS JACK AN ENVELOPE.
BURKE: That's all the information I could find. Classified,
unclassified. I hope it's what you need.
JACK: Hmmm. I hope so too. I'm definitely going to need it.
SCENE FIVE: DIANA SPENDS SOME TIME
WITH CAL AND THEN LEAVES. SHE GETS BACK IN THE LIMO.
DRIVER: Where to ma'am?
DIANA TURNS TO LOOK AT THE DRIVER. IT IS JACK.
DIANA: What are you doing here?
JACK: You've got to be grateful Diana. It's very hard to
get a cab in all this rain.
DIANA: You're following me.
JACK: Well, you told me to get a life so I went shopping
and your life is about as interesting as they get. (Beat) You know
he really seems like a very nice guy to me. I can't understand why
keep trying to hide him.
DIANA: Stop this car.
JACK: You really have a thing for men in uniforms, don't
you? First policemen and Air Force pilots.
DIANA: What are you talking about?
JACK: I'm talking about your husbands.
DIANA: He's not my husband.
JACK: Hmmm, huh.
DIANA: Get one thing through your head Jack. Cal Winters
is not my husband.
JACK: Oh, come on Diana. Tell me....I know all about your
hubby fly boy. All the soaring details.
DIANA: Jack I'm going to tell you this one more time.
JACK: Please, tell me everything, everything.
DIANA: Cal Winters is not my husband and I'm tired of tripping
over you everytime I turn around. So hear this....
JACK: Uh, uh, uh! That's military talk, remember.
DIANA: Cal and I met a couple of years ago....
JACK: In Hawaii. Six years ago, in June. Perfect month to
get married. You know I always knew you had a traditional streak
in there somewhere.
DIANA: Okay, well, if you don't want to hear what I've got
to say, why don't you just pull the car over and let me out.
JACK: In the middle of a driving rainstorm? In the middle
of nowhere? No way Diana. I don't want your husband and fiancé
both coming after me.
DIANA: Damn it, Jack.
JACK: Besides I'm your partner. I could never do something
like that to you. Isn't that big of me? And speaking of bigamy....
DIANA: Alright. Let's hear it. What is it that you think
that you know about me?
JACK: There's a briefcase in the back. Feel free to take
a look. Inside you'll find a Pentagon dossier on Lieutenant Cal
Winters, a psychiatric profile, school records, dental records,
his favorite records. It's fabulous bedtime reading.
DIANA: Okay great. Get to the point.
JACK STOPS THE CAR.
JACK: Six years ago Lieutenant Cal Winters applies for permission
to get married. United States Air Force gives its blessing and all
is right with the world. But alas, tragedy strikes and Lieutenant
Cal goes down over Cambodia only a few days later. How am I doing
DIANA: So far it has nothing to do with me.
JACK: Fine, fine. Years past and to Diana Colville, strangely
disturbed by a rather ordinary report of an MIA returning to the
United States after....well, let's say....six years. Out of coincidence
sake. Maybe your journalistic heart goes out to the poor guy.
DIANA: Gee thanks.
JACK: What is it? What happens? No sooner does our mysterious
man return to civilization, he suddenly starts asking for a particular
blonde haired party. Meanwhile our fearless editor hops on a quick
flight to Washington DC obsessed with this enigmatic hero.
DIANA: I didn't go to Washington.
JACK: I'm sorry. I followed you. But hey it wasn't you,
right? (Beat) All of a sudden, who should come back to Salem, only
a matter of days later, and who should show up in our own office
but our very same unknown soldier. And who does he ask for and who
does he find and whose existence did you go to such tremendous pains
to hide from everybody in Salem including your fiancé? The
answer to these and other spine shattering questions....
DIANA: Bravo! Bravo! Now is there a point to all of this?
JACK: You mean other than the sheer suspense and high drama?
Yes there is. Honestly could you imagine how awful it would be for
Roman to find out about this from a second party? I mean think about
him opening his paper tomorrow morning and reading it.
You wouldn't dare.
JACK: Oh, come on Diana. How could I keep this all to myself?
I'm a journalist too.
DIANA: Okay.... what do you want from me?
JACK: Well, I knew you'd ask this question sooner or later.
JACK: (Flashing a wicked grin) Hmmm.... I prefer to call
it.... a proposition!
SCENE SIX: JACK HAS INTERCEPTED DIANA'S
LIMO, AND IS BEING SMARMY. HE HAS JUST TOLD HER THAT HE HAS "A
PROPOSITION" FOR HER.
DIANA: Who are you kidding? If you've done all of this checking
then you know that there is no marriage license on record because
the marriage never took place.
JACK: Oh, because some petty bureaucrat filed it away under
JACK: Look Diana, for a guy who's not married to you, Lieutenant
Cal Winters is incredibly driven, don't you think?
DIANA: He is sick.
JACK: Maybe he's love sick or maybe he knows what he's talking
about. And if he isn't and he wasn't and you're not then why are
you so intense about it? Not to mention nervous and secretive?
DIANA: I hate to disappoint you but I am neither of those
JACK: Then why have you been keeping all this from Roman?
You haven't told him the first thing about this, have you?
DIANA: I'm not here to answer your questions, Jack.
JACK: Hmmm. I wonder what his reaction would be? The dress
is bought, the wedding date is set, the dress has been fitted.
DIANA: Okay, you have had your fun.
JACK: I'm still having fun Diana.
DIANA: What are you looking for?
JACK: Hmmm, let's think about that for a minute. What do
you have that I could possibly want?
DIANA: Your money? No. Your parking space? No.
DIANA: My paper?
JACK: (Cont.) See.... I.... I always said you were smart.
For being such a good sport I'll give you a very good price for
your 49% of The Spectator. And who knows? We could work things
out. Maybe you could even work for me. What do you think about that?
DIANA: Drop dead!
DIANA GETS OUT OF THE CAR.
JACK: (With a self-satisfied smirk) Don't forget to use
your thumb. (Beat) That's not your thumb. And I don't plan on dropping
dead anytime soon.
SCENE ONE: AFTER JACK'S DISCUSSION WITH DIANA SHE
DECIDES TO TAKE A BREAK AND LEAVES TOWN FOR A SHORT WHILE. A FEW
DAYS LATER, JACK IS AT THE OFFICE WHERE HE FINDS CAL.
JACK: Lieutenant Winters. What can I do for you?
CAL: I was looking for Diana. Have you any idea where I
might find her?
JACK: Diana left town. (Beat) You didn't know, did you?
CAL: No I didn't. I can't believe that she just walked out
like that. We have a lot we have to work through. Do you have any
idea where she might have gone?
JACK: No. No I don't. It's a total mystery to me. She didn't
leave me a phone number or an emergency number. Which by the way
is no way to run a newspaper. But I guess she was a little too upset
to think about that little detail.
CAL: Oh, pretty upset was she?
JACK: Distraught is probably a better word or falling apart
at the seams is the best word of all. Oh, Lieutenant I'm glad we
ran into each other. We need to talk. I think maybe we can find
CAL: Why do you care?
JACK: There's work to be done.
CAL: I see. So your interest in this is purely professional.
JACK: Purely professional and I figure there must be some
mutual friends here in town that I could call.
CAL: I don't know anyone here in town.
JACK: Lieutenant Lee.
CAL: How do you know.... how do you know Harold.
JACK: Well, we're.... we're acquaintances and actually they
made him a Major while you were in Cambodia. That's what he talked
to me about. That's what he talked to me about, unsuccessfully I might
add. There's no way I could understand what you went through for six
years. I know it must have been hell.
CAL: Yeah well, I got through it.
JACK: Did you get through the homecoming? (Beat) I'd like
to help you.
CAL: Well, that's nice but I really don't see how you can.
JACK: Wait a minute. Hear me out. I think I can.
CAL: Why do you think you can help me?
JACK: Well, I know a little bit about you and Diana.
CAL: How much is a little?
JACK: She confided in my about your relationship. Your past
CAL: What exactly did she tell you?
JACK: Well, there seems to be some kind of disagreement.
She says that the two of you were not married.
CAL: Well, believe me, we are married.
JACK: Wait a minute. I'm on your side. You come back from
Cambodia after six years and your wife refuses to acknowledge you?
And now she's getting married to another man?
CAL: Well, I think I've taken care of that problem. At least
for the moment.
JACK: Wa....wait a minute, you already....met Roman Brady?
CAL: Yeah, yeah, I met him.
JACK: Ah.... well, I guess there were some fireworks at
the Brady household?
CAL: Look I'm not interested in hurting Diana. I don't want
to upset her. All I want is the chance to work things out with her
JACK: I believe you, I believe you. Let me tell you something,
when Diana gets back I'm going to make her listen to you.
CAL: You have that kind of influence with her, eh?
JACK: Well, she respects my opinion and I'll tell you something,
if you were married then you were obviously an important part of
her life and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure the two
of you back together.
CAL: What's going on? What's going on here? Why are you....
JACK: We're partners. Look, when my partner's happy, she's
productive. I've told her many times that Roman is not the man for
CAL: Well, obviously she doesn't agree with you, does she?
JACK: Well, she's stubborn, isn't she?
CAL: Yes she is.
JACK: I'll tell you something my friend. Your coming back
into Diana's life is the best thing that's happened to her in a
CAL: Well, I just wish she felt the same way. Well, I guess
you got to look for help anywhere you can find it. Look Mr. Deveraux,
if there is anything you can do to help....
JACK: Don't mention it. Don't mention it at all. Really.
CAL: Listen if you hear from her, you get in touch with
me right away.
JACK: Right away. We'll find her.
JACK: Yeah, anything I can do to help.
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER GOES
TO HER UNCLE MICKEY AND HE AGREES TO GET PERMISSION FOR HER TO VISIT
SALLY WALES IN JAIL.
SCENE TWO: JENNIFER TRIES
TO TELL SALLY THAT THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS THAT HAVING HER BABY
IN JAIL BUT SALLY SAYS THERE ARE WORSE THINGS. AS JENNIFER IS LEAVING
SALLY GETS HER FIRST LABOR PAIN. JENNIFER GOES WITH SALLY AS SHE
IS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.
SCENE THREE: JACK DECIDES
TO WRITE AN ARTICLE ON CAL.
JACK: (Reading) "The war is not over for Lieutenant Cal
Winters, shot down over Cambodia six years ago. What kept him alive
through six years of torture was the memory of the woman he loved.
When at last he was released he returned only to be rejected by that
woman, the woman who was, who is, his own wife." (Beat) It's
not enough. Okay Roman if you already know there's nothing left to
do but tell the world. And I'm going to have to be specific. I'm going
to have to name the scornful wife. D-I-A-N-A. Yes that's the way.
C-O-L-V-I-L-L-E. Diana Colville. Nope, not yet. W-I-N-T-E-R-S. Diana
Colville Winters. I like it.
JACK TURNS AROUND AND PICKS UP THE PHONE.
JACK: Hello. Curtis? You dog, guess who this is? Jack Deveraux,
yeah. (Beat) Yeah, yeah, how are you doing? Look we have to get together
real soon, right. Right. What do you say? I've got a special human
interest story for you. Well, that's just the problem. I can't print
it in The Spectator. There'd be a little conflict of interests
if you know what I mean. So I'm going to have in messengered over
to you and you take a look at it. Good. On one condition. You do not
print this story unless.... until I give you my word, alright? Good,
good. Well, worth the wait. You won't be disappointed. Byeeee.
JACK GETS UP LAUGHING AND HUMMING DING, DONG THE
WICKED WITCH IS DEAD. HE RIPS THE COPY OUT OF THE PRINTER.
JACK: Come to Papa.
HE KISSES THE SHEET AND SKIPS OUT OF THE OFFICE STILL
SCENE ONE JENNIFER IS WAITING AT THE HOSPITAL WHILE
SALLY IS IN LABOR. NEIL COMES OUT AND SAYS SALLY HAS HAD A GIRL
AND AND MOTHER AND BABY ARE WELL.
SCENE TWO: MEANWHILE EDDIE
HAS ASKED TO MEET JACK ON THE PIER.
JACK: Don't you ever call me at work again, Eddie.
EDDIE: You call what you do work?
JACK: No joke. You got five minutes. What do you want?
EDDIE: Okay listen to me man. I've been following around
that one-eyed guy and that blonde for the last couple of days and
I know where that money is.
JACK: Do tell.
EDDIE: They just took it out of the bank.
JACK: Well, I guess you better kiss the two million dollars
EDDIE: Are you kidding me man? It would be simple for you
to get in there and take it from them.
JACK: Moi? Do I look like Clyde Barrow?
EDDIE: No. You look like Billy Jack Johnson. Yeah, yeah,
Steve's brother. I've been reading up on you Deveraux.
JACK: Look I'm impressed Eddie, that you can read at all.
Tell me have you ever read this? You can't always get what you want.
EDDIE: What's that supposed to mean?
JACK: It means that I don't like you anymore Eddie. I don't
like your face or your voice or your little hair cut or your nasty
little moustache. So goodbye.
EDDIE: As soon as I get that money man, I am gone.
JACK: You don't understand, do you? It's all over. You were
useful once but now you're dead weight. Now it's time to end this
little friendship. Say goodbye Mr. Ed.
EDDIE DRAWS A GUN ON JACK.
EDDIE: Don't even think of it.
JACK: What the hell are you doing Eddie?
EDDIE: Look I'm tired of you jerking me around man. There is
no way you're going to screw me out of that million bucks.
A POLICEMAN COMES WALKING DOWN THE PIER.
POLICEMAN: Good afternoon gentlemen. Is everything okay?
JACK SMILES AND EDDIE HIDES THE GUN.
JACK: Oh, officer, everything is just fine, just fine. Don't
mind my friend. He's a little chilly.
POLICEMAN: Well, the you two better take care of yourself.
We get all kinds in this neighborhood.
JACK: Hmmm I know it. Hmmm.
THE POLICEMAN LEAVES AND EDDIE TRIES TO GRAB JACK
BUT JACK GETS THE GUN.
EDDIE: You should have got away while you could, sucker.
JACK: Careful Eddie, careful. You don't want to shoot yourself.
EDDIE: Don't do it man, the cop'll hear.
JACK: I'll tell I didn't fire it. I'm sure he'll understand.
EDDIE: Give me a break.
JACK: Convince me.
JACK: Oh, come on Eddie. Don't worry. I'm not going to shoot
you. I wouldn't waste the bullet. But I never want to see you or
hear from you again. Ever. Get it. Get out of here.
EDDIE: You'll get paid for this Jackie.
JACK: I'm going to count to five before I shoot. Can you say
EDDIE RUNS AWAY. JACK LAUGHS, HAVING FOOLED
HIM, AND HAVING FINALLY GOTTEN HIM OUT OF HIS LIFE.