[Air date late June 1989]
JACK: (Flustered by what he sees; but not wanting to let on.
He acts sarcastic.) By all means, don't let a little work stand between
you and your personal life Jennifer.
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER IS WORKING AT HER DESK WHEN EMILIO DROPS
BY TO SEE HER. HE TELLS HER THAT HE HAS AN INTERVIEW FOR A JOB
AND SHE IS HAPPY FOR HIM. HE ASKS FOR A GOOD LUCK KISS AND AS
SHE IS KISSING HIM. JACK WALKS IN AND SEES THIS, AND IS OBVIOUSLY
BOTHERED BY IT.
JACK: What does this look like? Lover's lane.
EMILIO: Oh, no.
JACK: (He is hard strict, because he does not want her to
see that he is jealous; in fact he is not able to admit it to himself
that he is jealous.) Now Jennifer, when you're working I
expect you to act like a reporter not some oversexed teenager. If
you can't handle that, maybe you're not the professional I thought
EMILIO: Listen this is none of your business so why don't
you just leave her alone, okay?
JACK: Oh, I'm afraid you're grossly misinformed. This is
my business. The newspaper business. I can't have any of my employees
fraternizing on company time.
JENNIFER: (HAH?) Fraternizing, Jack!
EMILIO: (Acting his tough guy, macho self.) Why don't I
just fraternize all over your face, okay?
JENNIFER: Stop it. Stop.
EMILIO: You got no right to talk to her like that.
JACK: No, right? I can't have my employees making fools
of themselves in front of the whole office.
JENNIFER: Will you just stop?
JACK: Well, I can't.
EMILIO: Listen why don't I just take him out and smash his
brains against the wall?
JENNIFER: Emilio, why don't you leave okay?
EMILIO: I'm not leaving you here with this punk.
JENNIFER: I can handle this situation.
JACK HAS A SELF-SATISFIED EXPRESSION.
EMILIO: Are you sure?
JENNIFER: Yes, I'm sure. Just go.
EMILIO: Okay. I'll see you later.
EMILIO: (In Jack's face.) Tutututu!
JENNIFER: How dare you do that to me Jack?
EMILIO LEAVES AND JENNIFER HITS JACK FOR
JACK: Do what?
JENNIFER: Embarrass me like that. That was way out of line.
JACK: Oh, you were embarrassing yourself Jennifer. Making
a scene like that I must say.
JENNIFER: I wasn't making a scene. I gave him a little peck
Jack. It was nothing.
JACK: Let's just put the kibosh on the office high jinks
JENNIFER: No. You are not going anywhere until you tell
me what's going on.
JACK: What are you talking about?
JENNIFER: (Realizing why Jack is so upset.) Jack
you blew this whole thing way out of proportion. Why? Why are you
making such a big deal out of me kissing Emilio?
JACK: Now who's making a big deal out of nothing.
JENNIFER: No, Jack, I want to know. Why were you so mad
about me kissing Emilio?
JACK: Look, this is about improper office behavior.
JENNIFER: Yeah, and I told you I don't buy that.
JACK: You can kiss whoever or whatever you want to, on your
own time out of the office.
JENNIFER: Oh, good, I'm glad we got that straight Jack.
JACK: So am I, so am I. I'm glad.
JACK: Where are you going now?
JENNIFER: I have an appointment.
JENNIFER: None of your business.
JACK: You're on company time. Who?
JENNIFER: (Sarcastic. Teasing Jack.) The Salem University
football team Jack.
JACK: All of them?
JENNIFER: Yeah, I have a date with all of them and the whole
marching band too. What do you think about that?
JACK: I'm impressed.
JENNIFER WALKS OUT AND JACK TURNS AROUND TO SEE THE
WHOLE OFFICE WATCHING HIM.
JACK: Well, what are you looking at? Get back to work. Sheeee.
JACK: (Impressed.) The whole football team.... damn!
HE WALKS AROUND AND SITS AT JENNIFER'S DESK.
SCENE TWO: JENNIFER GOES
BACK TO HER APARTMENT AND MEETS SCOTT WHO HAS COME TO LOOK AT HER
APARTMENT. THEY BOTH LAUGH ABOUT THE MIX UP BUT HE SAYS THAT HE
DOES NOT WANT TO LIVE WITH HIS COUSIN.
SCENE THREE: MEANWHILE JACK HAS DOZED OFF
WHILE SITTING AT JENNIFER'S DESK....
HE LOOKS AT HER COMPUTER SCREEN AND READS:
JACK: "HI, JACK.... Why were you so upset when I kissed
JENNIFER: You didn't answer my question Jack. Why were you
so upset when I kissed Emilio?
HE LOOKS UP TO SEE JENNIFER SITTING AT THE DESK OPPOSITE
HIM. SHE WAVES THEN STANDS UP AND REMOVES HER JACKET AND THROWS
IT IN HIS FACE AS SHE WALKS TOWARDS HIM. HE IS PETRIFIED.
HE STANDS AND TRIES TO GET AROUND THE DESK BUT SHE TRAPS
HIM BY HOLDING ON TO HIS TIE.
JACK: Ah.... um.... I told you. It's.... ah.... because of the
impropriety in the.... ah.... office and the.... ah.... the Puritanical
JENNIFER: (Seductively) You're a
terrible liar Jack.
JACK: I am?
JENNIFER: Huh, uh.
JACK: (He looks terrified, hiseyes practically bugging out
of their sockets) I am.
JENNIFER MOVES CLOSER AND CLOSER UNTIL SHE IS NIBBLING HIS EAR.
JENNIFER: Yes. I know how you really feel. I feel the
same way Jack. It's you that I want, not Emilio. You have no reason
to be jealous of him.
JENNIFER: No, reason at all. You don't know what to do
with me Jack, do you? Jack.... Jack.... Jack.
JENNIFER BEGINS TAPPING ON THE MONITOR AND JACK WAKES
JENNIFER: (In his dream.) Jack, Jack. (This time it is really
JACK: (Awaking from his daydream.) Huh? Jennifer!
JENNIFER: (Amused) It must have been some daydream you were
JACK: (Confused, and hoping that what happened is not obvious
to her.) Why?
JENNIFER: Cause you're drooling Jack.
JACK: (Looking and checking to see if he really is. And
he is. He wipes away the drool) Oh. I am. Oh.
JENNIFER: Excuse me, I'm sorry to interrupt you but could you
just move back. I need to get something in here.
SHE PUSHES HIS CHAIR BACK AND BENDS OVER IN FRONT OF HIM.
JACK: (Admiring her derrière, thinking
out loud, seems to be a Jackian double entendré) So
JENNIFER: (Amused at Jack's discomfort.) What?
JACK: (Trying to pass it off as nothing.) Oh, nothing, rea....
JENNIFER: I forgot my keys.
JACK: (Still confused.) You did?
JENNIFER: Yes, why else would I want to come back here?
JACK: I.... don't know.
JENNIFER: Goodbye Jack.
JACK: Jennifer were you just.... nah.... nah!
JACK IS UNSURE IF IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. AND IS HE
RIGHT WAS IT MORE THAN JUST A DREAM?
early July 1989]
SCENE ONE: JACK AND JENNIFER ARE WALKING ALONG THE
PIER GOING OVER WORK. THEY ARE ARGUING BACK AND FORTH ABOUT THE
STYLE OF AN ARTICLE.
JACK: No, you can't lead with that. That's rehash.
JENNIFER: No, Jack, it's clarification.
JACK: It's boring. It's about school referendum. That's
JENNIFER: No, it's not, not when I write it.
JACK: I'm writing it.
JENNIFER: No, we're both writing it but if you're going
to give me a hard time, we'll just forget the whole thing Jack.
JACK: Don't stop now, it was just starting to get lively.
What are you looking at?
JACK: Well, it's a bum reading a paper. At least it's one
of our papers.
JENNIFER: (Concerned.) Jack would you just stop? We can't
just walk by him.
JACK: (Not wanting to get involved.) You're right. Let's
jog. Come on.
JENNIFER: Just stop. I want to see if he's alright, Maybe
he needs help or some money or something.
JACK: Don't, don't do that. Don't Jennifer, that will encourage
JENNIFER: Excuse me, excuse me.
JACK: Jennifer don't please. Don't.
JENNIFER: Excuse me.
SHE REMOVES THE PAPER FROM THE GUY'S FACE.
JENNIFER: (Shocked) Emilio! Emilio what are you doing?
EMILIO: What does it look like I'm doing?
JENNIFER: Did you sleep out here all night?
JENNIFER: I don't believe this. Emilio.
JACK: (Not at all happy. So resorting to being snide.) I
EMILIO: Nobody asked you.
JENNIFER: What happened? How come you didn't stay at April's?
EMILIO: None of your business.
JENNIFER: Did she kick you out?
JACK: (Snarkily) Maybe there'll be hope for her yet.
EMILIO: (Not at all amused by Jack's sense of humor.) Look,
why don't you shut up man before I slap one of your hands and break
your manicured nails.
JACK: Well, maybe you'd prefer to be sleeping in jail than
on the streets.
EMILIO: No, but I'll see you later when it's one on one.
How does that grab you?
JACK: I don't believe this.
EMILIO: Get out of my face okay you punk.
JENNIFER: Will you stop this? Jack I'll meet you at work
JACK: Jennifer, we have work to do.
JENNIFER: I know that. This won't take long.
EMILIO: Only five seconds because I got nothing to say.
JENNIFER: Emilio, where are you going?
EMILIO: None of your business man. What do you care?
JENNIFER: You need help.
I don't need nothing from you besides your boyfriends might not
JACK AND JENNIFER: (Together) What boyfriends?
EMILIO: You mean those button down woosies you've been hanging
out with? (Looking at Jack.) Huh, huh!
JENNIFER: Emilio, I don't know what you're talking about.
EMILIO: Look, why don't you just get out of here. You got
a gig right. Get out of here and leave me alone.
JACK: You heard the man Jennifer. I think we have work to do.
JACK AND JENNIFER LEAVE.
SCENE TWO: A SHORT TIME LATER,
JENNIFER COMES BACK TO THE PIER. SHE ASKS EMILIO TO MOVE IN WITH
HER UNTIL HE GETS A JOB. HE ASKS HER WHAT THE "CREEP"
WILL THINK ABOUT IT AND SHE TELLS HIM THAT JACK IS HER BOSS AND
THAT IS ALL. EMILIO SAYS THAT JACK DOES NOT ACT LIKE IT.
SCENE THREE: A BIT LATER
EMILIO ARRIVES AT THE LOFT AND SAYS THAT HE HAS DECIDED TO MOVE
IN. SHE SETS OUT A FEW HOUSE RULES FOR HIM INCLUDING THE ONE THAT
HER ROOM IS OFF LIMITS. EMILIO MAKES A COMMENT THAT THAT IS ALWAYS
THE CASE WITH HER. SHE SHOWS EMILIO TO HIS ROOM AND THERE'S
A KNOCK ON THE DOOR. SHE ANSWERS THE DOOR, AND IT IS JACK, WHO OBVIOUSLY
HAS CREATED AN EXCUSE TO SEE HER.
JENNIFER: Come on in.
JACK: I've got those materials you were looking for.
JENNIFER: Jack great. You've got the statistics and flow
charts and everything. That's great.
JACK: Come right in here gents.
TWO WAITERS COME IN PULLING A TABLE SET UP FOR DINNER
WITH CANDLES AND FLOWERS. VERY ROMANTIC.
WAITER: Yes, sir.
JENNIFER: What are you talking.... what's going on here?
JACK: It's dinner.
JENNIFER: Wha.... I thought we were supposed to be working
JACK: This is how I like to work.
JENNIFER: I don't believe you. Jack!
JACK: I, for one, am tired of pizza on paper plates.
JENNIFER: I like pizza, Jack.
JACK: Here, why don't you try this? It's caviar. Of course
you can have it on a paper plate but it sure "tastes a lot better
when it sits on a Ritz."
EMILIO COMES RUNNING
INTO THE ROOM, SWINGING A SHIRT.
Jennifer! Where's the laundry?
JACK: (Frustrated at seeing him.) What's he doing here?
JENNIFER: He's living here.
JACK: I don't believe this.
JENNIFER: Well, it's true. Emilio's going to be staying
with me for a little while.
JACK: No, I mean this is too much Jennifer, even for you.
JENNIFER: It's none of your business Jack.
EMILIO: But you can make it your business.
JENNIFER: (To Jack) Look, if you came here to work okay
but I'm not going to let you stand here and insult my friends, okay?
JACK: Alright, alright, have it your way. Alright gents
I think we're all set up here. Good. Here's a.... do you have change?
No, go ahead, here.
WAITER: Gee thanks.
JACK SITS DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE.
JENNIFER: Jack I thought you wanted to work? So what do you
want to do?
JACK: I do want to work but this is getting cold so let's
eat. (To Emilio) Look, I'd invite you but there's only enough here
EMILIO: Oh, come on you gotta be kidding. There's plenty
here for all of us. Here sit down Jen. Here sit down. I'll get a
chair here, pull it up. This is going to be fun.
JACK: Make that two and a half!
SCENE FOUR: DINNER IS ALMOST
OVER. JACK IS UPSET BECAUSE EMILIO HAS RUINED HIS PLANS. JACK WAS
TRYING TO SHOW OFF HOW SOPHISTICATED HE WAS AND THUS MAKE EMILIO
LOOK BAD. HE IS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME DEALING WITH EMILIO'S CRUDE
JENNIFER: I'm going to start the coffee (goes to get the coffee).
(To Jack) Are you going to finish that?
JACK: (Not a happy camper, passing his plate to Emilio)
No, I guess not.
EMILIO: Good. There you go.
JACK: Hungry, huh?
EMILIO: Second wind, you know what I mean.
JACK: Yeah. Oh, while you're at it. I think you missed a
few of these during your first pass.
EMILIO: I'm not crazy about liverwurst, you know.
JACK: Oh, no, no, that's paté. Paté.
EMILIO: Well, I'm not crazy about that either. But I am
crazy about desserts. So what did you bring us?
JACK: You're really enjoying yourself aren't you?
EMILIO: Come on. Good food, good wine, a nice lady. What's
not to enjoy?
JACK: Hmmm. How long to you plan to be staying here?
EMILIO: Till I get a job.
JACK: Then you'll leave?
EMILIO: Gee you're quick.
JACK: I hope so. How soon do you think it's going to be
before you find a job?
EMILIO: I don't know. It depends.
JACK: Depends on what? Do you have any prospects?
EMILIO: Well, I'm waiting on some calls if that's what you're
JACK: Hmmm. Well, maybe I could help you find something.
EMILIO: What, are you crazy?
JACK: No, I've got a lot of friends. Maybe they could find
something suitable for you.
EMILIO: Right, forget it okay.
JACK: I'm just trying to help you.
EMILIO: Look, I don't need your help. Especially your help.
I can get a gig on my own.
JACK: The question is when.
EMILIO: Now you wouldn't want me to rush into anything now
JACK: No, I wouldn't want that! No.
SCENE ONE: THE NEXT DAY JENNIFER
IS DOING SOME EXERCISE AT THE LOFT AND SHE GETS A CRAMP IN HER LEG.
EMILIO OFFERS TO MASSAGE IT. JACK COMES IN.
JACK: (Calling from the hallway.) Jennifer if you leave your
front door open like this you're going to have all kinds of street
people coming in bothering (stops, noticing Emilio massaging her leg)
....well, maybe I spoke out of turn.
JENNIFER: My leg cramped up and Emilio was just fixing it
EMILIO: It should feel a little better. Does it?
JENNIFER: It does. It feels a lot better. Thanks.
JACK: I didn't know you were trained in sports medicine.
EMILIO: Well, you live and learn don't you?
JENNIFER: Jack what are you doing here?
JACK: Well, actually something happened and I'm.... we have
JENNIFER: It's my day off.
JACK: Well, I know but it's very important.
JENNIFER: But Jack you always say that. This is my home,
this is not an extension of the office alright. (Pointing to her
phone) And this is a telephone. All you have to do is pick it up
and dial my number.
JACK: But you see it really is very important.
JENNIFER: I like my privacy. If you want to keep coming
over here, call first.
JACK: Okay. Sure. Well, when we have some time I'll tell
you what Dr. Green said.
JENNIFER: Wait! Wait a minute. Jack, do you mean Dr. Green
the chairman of the Journalism Department?
JACK: Yes, that same Dr. Green. He wants to extend your
internship at the paper into next year. For credit of course.
JENNIFER: (Here curiosity is peeked.) What? What else did
Well, I mean in addition to what I just told you, there is a sizable
grant involved. I thought you'd probably still be interested.
JENNIFER: (Ecstatic.) Jack are you kidding. I'm so excited.
I'm.... I'm sorry I didn't mean to jump all over you like that.
JACK: (Pretending it is nothing) Oh, no problem please.
Oh, one more thing. Doc Green said he needs to see a couple of samples
of your work still. I mean he's not going to give you the thing
until he.... well, until he's sure that you can still write.
JENNIFER: Are you kidding? My whole career is riding on
two stories. I'm going to go crazy figuring out what I'm supposed
JACK: Well, I'll help you.
JENNIFER: Well, it's going to take me hours to get it all
together and go through them and....
JACK: Okay, okay. I'll come back later. I'll call this time.
JENNIFER: Alright. Alright. Thanks. Thanks Jack.
EMILIO: The door's over there Bro.
JACK: I know. (Beat) I thought you were going to be out
looking for a job?
EMILIO: I've been looking for a job.
JACK: In your shorts?
EMILIO: Hey look man, I know what I'm doing okay.
JACK: Hmmm, uh.
EMILIO: Who knows? If I stick around long enough I may never
leave. Ha Ha!
JACK: Who knows.
JACK FLASHES A LOOK, AS HE WALKS OFF, SEEMS LIKE HE HAS SOMETHING
UP HIS SLEEVE TO GET EMILIO OUT OF THE LOFT.
SCENE TWO: JACK DECIDES TO
VISIT NICK AT WINGS. JACK HAS A PLAN. HE IS DETERMINED TO GET EMILIO
OUT OF JENNIFER'S LOFT.
JACK: Excuse me.
NICK: What do you want?
JACK: (Trying to con Nick.) Well, actually I would like
to talk to you if you're through with your important business?
APRIL: Yeah, I got work to do.
NICK: (Nick is not fooled by Jack.) Okay, start talking.
You got thirty seconds. 29, 28....
JACK: I'd like you to hire someone as a bouncer.
NICK: Forget it. 27, 26....
JACK: I'm not going to take no for an answer.
NICK: What, do I look like the unemployment office? 25,
JACK: It's for Emilio.
JACK: (Deviously) Yes. As in April Ramirez. Look. They're
as tight as melted cheese and refried beans. Give the dead beat
brother a job and you're in.
NICK: And what's in it for you Jackie boy?
JACK: Oh, that's my business.
NICK: No, wait a minute, wait a minute. April told me Emilio
is staying with Jennifer Horton until he gets on his feet right?
NICK: So maybe you want him on his feet?
JACK: So who wouldn't? He's a dead beat.
NICK: Look, if I hire Emilio, it's going to be for April,
alright? Not for you.
JACK: Just do it.
NICK WALKS OFF. JACK HAS A PLEASED, SMUG LOOK, HIS PLAN
SCENE THREE: LATER THAT DAY,
JACK IS WORKING WITH JENNIFER AT THE LOFT.
JENNIFER: Okay Jack, take a look at these. No, those are bad.
Put those down.Take a look at these.
JACK: Alright, I'll look at these and you look over those
JENNIFER: Thanks a lot. You're really making this easier
JACK: Don't thank me. Thank Mr. Ramirez.
JENNIFER: Emilio? For what?
JACK: For bugging out when he did. You know you couldn't
get any work done with him hanging around like that. I'm surprised.
I bet he's always trying to get in the way of your work.
JENNIFER: No, he's really no trouble at all.
JACK: Oh, come on. You've got to admit you can't wait till
the guy gets out of here.
JENNIFER: Look Jack, until he finds a job, he has to stay
here and that looks like it's going to take a while.
JACK: You don't sound too upset. What happened to "I
value my privacy"?
JENNIFER: I do.
JACK: Hmmm. Well, to each his own but I think most people
have a pretty low threshold for moochers. And Emilio is a pretty
expensive one. Believe me, I've seen him eat.
JENNIFER: He's going to pay me back.
JACK: Huh, uh. When and if he gets a job. Until then, su
casa es mi casa.
JENNIFER: Look, it's not going to be forever, alright.
JACK: You do want him to leave don't you?
JENNIFER: Yes, of course I do but what's the point on dwelling
on it Jack. He's going to be here for a while and that's all there
is to it.
JENNIFER: Emilio, hi.
JACK: (Sarcastic) Emilio.
EMILIO: Don't worry I didn't knock off any corner stores.
This is all paid for, in cash.
JENNIFER: Well, I thought you didn't have any money.
EMILIO: Well, I don't but I spent my advance.
JENNIFER: Your advance?
EMILIO: Yeah, from my new job.
JENNIFER: Emilio, that's great. You're going to be a bouncer
EMILIO: That's right. I get to throw people out and everything.
JACK: You must be very proud.
JENNIFER: You should be. Congratulations. I'm really happy
EMILIO: Thanks, thanks. Listen, I'm going to put this stuff
JENNIFER: Here, let me help you.
EMILIO: I know where everything is.
JENNIFER: Yeah, probably better than I do.
EMILIO: That's because you don't eat. You know I put a pretty
big dent in that refrigerator so....
JACK: No, really?
JENNIFER: I don't mind.
JACK: I guess you'll be putting a dent in your own refrigerator
now. You did say when you got a job you'd be moving into your own
EMILIO: Right, that's what I said but right now I'm not
worrying about that. I'm celebrating. I'm making dinner. Some of
mama's favorites. You'll love it.
JENNIFER: That's great.
EMILIO: Yeah. You're going to think you died and went to
JENNIFER: Oh, Jack, you know you're welcome to stay for
dinner if you want to.
JACK: Well.... thank you. But I don't think my internal organs
could take the trip South of the Border. Thanks.
AS JENNIFER AND EMILIO DISCUSS HIS NEW JOB. JACK STOPS AT
THE DOOR, AND WATCHES WITH A SATISFIED LOOK.
SCENE ONE: JENNIFER ARRIVES
AT SHENANIGAN'S TO MEET DR. GREEN ABOUT HER ARTICLES.
JENNIFER: Excuse me Dr. Green, I brought the articles you wanted
to see. Dr. Green?
THE GUY AT THE TABLE MOVES THE MENU AND IT IS JACK.
(Shocked at seeing him) Jack?
JACK: (Charming, in his slightly slimey sort of way, yet
appealing.) Exactly. I ordered some wine. I hope you don't mind.
JENNIFER: What are you talking.... what's going on.... what
are you doing here?
JACK: Well, Dr. Green invited me also. Didn't Carol tell
JENNIFER: No, she didn't. Where's Dr. Green?
JACK: Well, apparently he.... the poor man canceled out. He
called. I guess he missed you. But we can still do our work. I'll
take one pile, you take the other.
OBVIOUSLY JACK IS NOT BEING HONEST. HE SET THE WHOLE
THING UP TO HAVE AN EXCUSE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH JENNIFER, AND PRETEND
THAT IT IS ONLY A PROFESSIONAL MEETING. JACK ALSO SEEMS TO BE TRYING
TO SHOW OFF THAT HE IS MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN EMILIO, AND THUS
MAKE EMILIO LOOK BAD. HE DEFINITELY IS HEAD OVER HEELS FOR JENNIFER
AND JEALOUS OF EMILIO.
SCENE ONE: IT IS EMILIO IS FIRST DAY OF WORK AND HE
IS TRYING ON HIS SUIT. JENNIFER PRETENDS TO BE A THUG AND SHE AND
EMILIO PLAY AROUND SO HE CAN PRACTICE.
SCENE TWO: MEANWHILE JACK
IS ON THE PIER WITH A THUG.
So here's.... er.... fifty.
THUG: A hundred.
JACK: Oh a hundred, right. You know what to do?
THUG: Act loud and obnoxious.
JACK: That's right. Just be yourself.
JACK: Oh, I meant that as a compliment. Look, I don't have
time to stand around and talk. I'll meet you there tonight.
THUG: I'll be there.
JACK: Good. And remember we don't know each other. We never
THUG: What do I look, stupid or something?
THUG: I'll see you tonight.
JACK: I'm counting the minutes.
SCENE THREE: BACK AT THE
LOFT, EMILIO ASKS JENNIFER TO HELP HIM WITH HIS CUFFLINKS AND STUDS.
SHE ADJUSTS HIS TIE AND THEN SHE GIVES HIM A GOOD LUCK KISS. JACK
ARRIVES JUST AS SHE IS KISSING HIM. JACK IS SNIDE AND SARCASTIC
JENNIFER: That was for good luck.
EMILIO: That was for good luck huh?
JACK: (Well it's not prom night. It must be....let's see....
JACK: First night on the job.
JACK: And let me tell you that you certainly look the part.
You look marvelous. I mean you look downright dignified, respectable.
Although I think I would have cut the hair, back in '75.
EMILIO: Listen, I should take off. I'll see you later.
JENNIFER: Alright, good luck.
JACK: Whoa, whoa, good luck. I mean it. I really hope it works
EMILIO TAKES JACK'S HAND.
EMILIO: Thanks, Bro.
JENNIFER: Goodbye Emilio, I'll see you later.
EMILIO: Okay. Don't wait up for me.
JENNIFER: Okay. Good luck.
JENNIFER: Alright Jack, what was that all about?
JACK: Oh, just a little encouragement.
JENNIFER: Why are you here?
(Nervously) Well, I'm here.... well, I figured I could give you
a ride over to.... er.... to Wings. Take you there, you know.
JENNIFER: (Kidding, though it seems like she is having fun
teasing him) Like on a date?
JACK: (Not admitting that is what he would like it to be.)
No, no, not a date! (Trying to pretend it is nothing
more.) I figured you'd be going over there for Emilio. I mean it's
the first night. Look, how nervous the guy was and if you were there,
I'm sure that it would make him feel a whole lot better.
JENNIFER: You really mean this don't you?
JACK: Of course, I mean it. You're friends aren't you? Close
friends. Of course if it's a bad idea we can....
JENNIFER: No, no, it's great idea. I just have to change,
JACK: Good. Good. I'll meet you in an hour. Pick you up
JENNIFER: Alright, thanks Jack. Meet you in an hour.
JENNIFER: Oh Jack, you know sometimes you can be really
JACK: (Shuddering) No. Little old ladies are sweet, not
newspapermen. Don't forget that.
JENNIFER: (Not changing her opinion of Jack.) Okay.
JENNIFER SHUTS THE DOOR. JACK IS ALONE OUTSIDE THE
THEN HE WALKS OFF.