[Air date mid-November
SCENE ONE: ISABELLA IS THINKING BACK OVER HER CHILDHOOD WHEN
SHE HEARS JACK AT THE DOOR.
JACK: Ah.... hi!
ISABELLA: You came back.
JACK: Well, I said I would. (Beat) Ah.... are you alright?
ISABELLA: Huh, uh.
JACK: I'm not interrupting anything am I?
ISABELLA: Nothing I can't get back to.
ISABELLA: Why are you here?
JACK: Ah.... er nothing. Actually I thought you might be
bored and I brought you this.
JACK HANDS ISABELLA AN AUDIO TAPE.
JACK: It's Beethoven, one of his early ones. Kind of upbeat.
ISABELLA: Thank you.
JACK: So.... er.... I thought maybe you'd like to talk.
ISABELLA: About what?
JACK: I don't know. About.... about Marina? You want to
talk to me about Marina?
JACK: You can talk to me. I won't bite. Go on, go ahead,
tell me about Marina.
ISABELLA: There's something I need to know first.
JACK: Oh, oh! Okay go ahead, shoot.
ISABELLA: How well do you know my sister?
JACK: Well. I obviously don't know her as well as you do.
ISABELLA: Well that doesn't tell me much.
JACK: It wasn't supposed to. Now who's asking the questions
ISABELLA: When was the last time you saw Marina?
JACK: Recently. How about you?
ISABELLA: Just as recently.
JACK: Hmmm. This is going nowhere fast.
ISABELLA: Well, I'm not the one who wants information.
JACK: No, no, no. Correct information as opposed to misinformation.
There's a difference. According to my information the two of you
are not very close.
ISABELLA: Our relationship is much too complicated for you
JACK: Maybe. You know what I think though. I think that
you're too complicated to understand.
ISABELLA: Isn't a person in a place like this easy to figure
JACK: Usually I'd say yes. But in your case, no. You know
ISABELLA: No, why?
JACK: Because there's nothing wrong with you. You're perfectly
ISABELLA: Why do you think I don't belong in here? My doctor
would be pleased to hear that.
JACK: What about you? Aren't you pleased to hear that?
ISABELLA: If I'm so sane, then what am I doing in here?
JACK: I don't know. That's what I'm trying to figure out
for myself. You know a lot of people thought Beethoven was crazy
in his day. But you know what I think? I think he wanted people
to think that so they'd leave him alone so he could do his thing.
(Beat) Enjoy the tape.
SCENE TWO: ONCE AGAIN HE HEARS MARINA COMING TO SEE ISABELLA
SO HE HIDES OUTSIDE AND LISTENS TO THEIR CONVERSATION. MARINA
TELLS ISABELLA IT IS GETTING MORE AND MORE DANGEROUS. ISABELLA
ASKS HER WHY SHE HAS TO STAY AT BAYVIEW AND MARINA SAYS SHE IS
SAFER THERE AND THAT WHAT SHE IS AFTER IS WORTH THE DANGER. JACK
IS COMPLETELY PUZZLED.
SCENE THREE: VICTOR VISITS STEVE AND THREATENS HIM TO FIND
SCENE FOUR: LATER MARINA GOES BACK TO HER HOTEL ROOM AND AS
SHE ENTERS THE ROOM, SHE IS ASSAULTED BY A THUG. SHE IS STRUGGLING
WITH HIM WHEN JACK COMES IN.
JACK: Hey, get away off her. What!
JACK STRUGGLES WITH THE THUG.
HE PUNCHES JACK AND KNOCKS HIM TO THE FLOOR. AS HE RUNS OUT
THE DOOR, MARINA SCREAMS AT JACK TO GO AFTER HIM BUT JACK IS TOO
MARINA: Are you alright?
JACK: No, are you?
MARINA: You saved my life. Why? You saved my life. You risked
your life for me Jack. Why?
JACK: Well, it seemed like the thing to do. Oh I know. Never
let a good story die! How about that?
MARINA: Is that the reason why you followed me here?
JACK: Ha. Aren't you glad that I did?
MARINA: It isn't a story you're after Jack.
You're right. I'm after your sworn abstinence from Steve and Kayla.
How about that?
MARINA: What's wrong with you? Can't you see I'm the victim
JACK: Oh, please, please.
MARINA: You saw what just happened. Oh please, Jack someone
is trying to kill me.
JACK: Kill you? They're trying to kill me. I mean you just
keep sticking your hand in the fire, don't you?
MARINA: Right, fine. Steve will help me.
JACK: Steve will not help you!
MARINA: Yes he will! I know he cares about me.
JACK: No, he won't. He doesn't care about you. As far as
you're concerned it's a done deal.
MARINA: No, never.
JACK: No, no, no. Now listen to me. One more warning. Stay
away from Steve and Kayla, alright.
MARINA: Is that a threat, Jack?
JACK: Let me give you one last piece of advice from your
pal, and maybe your only pal.
HE PLACES HIS HANDS AROUND HER THROAT.
JACK: It would take this much effort to snap that little
chicken neck. Maybe next time I won't be around to help you.
SHE PUSHES HIM OUT THE DOOR AND SLAMS IT SHUT. JACK WIPES
THE BLOOD FROM HIS MOUTH.
SCENE FIVE: A SHORT TIME LATER, KAYLA IS ALL DRESSED UP READY
TO GO OUT. SHE IS AT HER PARENT'S PLACE AND IS OBVIOUSLY WAITING
FOR SOMEBODY. THERE IS A LOUD KNOCK AT THE DOOR.
JACK: Ah.... hi. The mail guy dropped this on the.... what
am I saying. I just wanted to check in on you and see how you were
KAYLA: I'm alright.
JACK: Yeah. Nice outfit. Pretty.
KAYLA: Oh, I'm having dinner with Steve tonight.
JACK: Ah, let me take this in for you. It's cold out there.
(Beat) So I hope he's taking you to a four-star restaurant. I mean
you certainly look dressed for it.
KAYLA: Oh well, we're not going anywhere special. It's not
a special night.
JACK: Oh, you're dressed like it's going to be special.
KAYLA: Listen as long as Marina is around, Steve and I are
going to stay apart.
JACK: Oh, I don't think you should worry about Marina. Steve
is really trying to push her away.
KAYLA: Well, maybe not pushing hard enough.
JACK: I think your really over estimating Marina. She's
a lot more limited than you think.
KAYLA: You know a lot about her.
JACK: Yeah, I know some things, yeah.
KAYLA: Well, you did all that research, right?
JACK: Are you about to start asking me questions about Marina?
KAYLA: Well, why don't you tell me what you know, huh?
JACK IS RELUCTANT TO SAY ALL, AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO ANSWER KAYLA.
JACK: Look, I've told you everything I know.
KAYLA: Well, maybe you're leaving out just something important.
JACK: There's nothing else important.
KAYLA: I don't trust her.
JACK: Don't worry about trusting her. You've got to trust
Steve. He's doing everything he can to make this right.
KAYLA: You think so?
JACK: Yeah, don't you?
KAYLA: No, I don't know. You know he begged me to have dinner
with him tonight. Now he's late.
JACK: Well, maybe he ran into a traffic jam or something.
KAYLA: I'm sure he's just late.
SCENE SIX: MEANWHILE MARINA HAS GONE TO SEE STEVE BUT HE TELLS
HER THAT HE KNOWS SHE HAD THE KEY ALL ALONG BECAUSE VICTOR TOLD
HIM. SHE SWEARS SHE DOES NOT HAVE IT. STEVE TELLS MARINA TO LEAVE
BUT SHE REFUSES. HE PUSHES HER ASIDE AND IS ABOUT TO GET IN HIS
CAR WHEN IT BLOWS UP.
SCENE SEVEN: BELIEVING SHANE IS DEAD, KIM HAS SEX WITH CAL
SCENE EIGHT: STEVE IS NOT INJURED BY THE EXPLOSION. WHEN KAYLA
FINDS OUT THAT MARINA WAS WITH HIM SO SHE STILL REFUSES TO GO
Thanksgiving Day 1989]
SCENE ONE: JACK IS IN HIS OFFICE WHEN JO ARRIVES TO SEE HIM.
JACK: Come in.
JO: I thought I'd find you here. Don't you even take off
JACK: Does the news take a holiday? No. Do I take a holiday?
No. I've got to get the newspaper out.
JO: Well, when you're finished, why don't you come by Dr.
Curtis's for Thanksgiving? I've invited Adrienne and Steve.
JACK: For a good old Johnson Thanksgiving?
JO: Well, since we haven't had one yet, I thought this would
be a good time to start.
JACK: Not for me, not today.
HE GLARES AT JO ALMOST BAITING HER TO COMMENT.
JO: Okay. Fine. I want to tell you something Jack. You can
get another job but you've only got one family.
JACK: Don't you think I know that. Why do you think....
HE STOPS, UNABLE TO TELL HER HOW HARD HE IS TRIED TO HELP
JO: We'll set an extra place for you just in case you get
off early. Happy Thanks giving.... Son.
JO LEAVES. JACK THINKS ABOUT HER OFFER.
SCENE TWO: JENNIFER ARRIVES AT HER GRANDPARENTS. EMILIO DROPS
BY AND TELLS HER HE WILL BE BACK LATER FOR TURKEY AND HOW GLAD
HE IS THAT SHE ASKED HIM.
SCENE THREE: LATER THE HORTONS ARE ALL GATHERING IN THE LIVING
ROOM WHEN EMILIO ARRIVES. HE FEELS AWKWARD WITH THE HORTONS.
SCENE FOUR: MEANWHILE JACK GOES TO VISIT ISABELLA.
JACK: Oh, what the heck!
JACK HANDS SOME MORE CASH TO THE NURSE ATTENDANT.
MALE NURSE: What, no turkey, no stuffing?
THE NURSE GOES INSIDE AND ISABELLA COMES OUT.
ISABELLA: Oh, it's you.
JACK: I guess the romance has gone out of this relationship.
Or were you expecting Marina?
ISABELLA: Well, it is a holiday.
JACK: That's why I'm here to bring a little holiday cheer.
HE HANDS HER A SMALL BUNCH OF FLOWERS.
ISABELLA: Thank you but you didn't have to.
JACK: Well, I figured the others were dead by now. And I
know it must be kind of hard to be alone on Thanksgiving.
ISABELLA: I won't be for long.
JACK: What do you mean?
ISABELLA: I'm getting out.
ISABELLA: Marina will be by anytime now.
JACK: So, I guess I can't visit you anymore?
ISABELLA: I don't know.
JACK: What, you don't want to see me?
ISABELLA: I want to get out.
JACK: Well, I don't blame you for that. This place is....
I tell you what. Let's take a walk around the grounds until Marina
ISABELLA: I don't think we should leave.
JACK: Don't worry about it. I'll make sure you don't miss
Marina, believe me. Okay? This way.
ISABELLA TAKES JACK'S ARM, AND PATS HER HAND, WHICH IS RESTING
ON HIS ARM;
THEY BEGIN TO WALK AROUND THE GARDEN.
ISABELLA: Our family was always together for holidays.
JACK: Sounds like your family was pretty close at one time.
ISABELLA: At one time. I wonder where Marina is.
JACK: Well, maybe.... maybe you just got the time wrong.
ISABELLA: No, it was today.
JACK: Guess you've been stood up before, huh? (Beat) Sorry.
ISABELLA: You don't have to feel sorry for me. I can take
care of myself.
JACK: Whoa, whoa. Feel sorry for me. I can't figure out
a way to help you.
ISABELLA: Do you really want to help me?
JACK: Sure, why not?
ISABELLA: I need money.
JACK: You need money? What for?
ISABELLA: To make things more comfortable for me.
SHE HANDS JACK THE FLOWERS.
JACK: Well.... wait a minute.
ISABELLA REMOVES A RING FROM HER FINGER.
ISABELLA: I want you to pawn this for me. You should be
able to get quite a bit for it.
JACK: Wait a minute. I.... er.... look I think I can loan
you the money.
ISABELLA: No. I want you to pawn the ring.
JACK: Look, Isabella..... alright, I'll do whatever I can
MALE NURSE: Sorry I've got to get her back in.
JACK: Alright. Thanks. Here for you. (He hands her back
ISABELLA: (Whispering) Please do it.
ISABELLA GOES INSIDE. JACK IS LEFT OUTSIDE STILL PUZZLED BY
SCENE FIVE: A SHORT TIME LATER BACK AT THE
HORTONS, MIKE ANNOUNCES THE TURKEY IS READY. THE DOORBELL RINGS
AND JENNIFER RUNS TO ANSWER IT. IT IS JACK.
|Thanksgiving, Jack brings flowers
to Jennifer, but she is spending it with Emilio;
55 sec; 2 Meg
JACK: Happy Thanksgiving!
HE HANDS HER A LOVELY BUNCH OF MIXED FLOWERS.
JENNIFER: What are these for?
JACK: Well, what do you think? They're for....
EMILIO APPEARS FROM BEHIND THE DOOR.
EMILIO: Hey, if it ain't the turkey himself.
SEEING EMILIO JACK SEEMS AFFECTED. IT APPEARS THAT HE WAS ABOUT
TO SAY SOMETHING MORE BUT CHANGES HIS MIND.
JENNIFER: Jack, why don't you come in? It's cold out there.
JACK: (It is obvious that he is not bringing flowers to
all his staff just Jennifer, but he does not want Jennifer to know.)
No, no, no, no. I've got a lot of these to deliver to the other
employees. Got a whole car full. I just wanted to (Stopping before
he says that they are for her.).... I just wanted to give this to
THEY LOOK IN EACH OTHER'S EYES.
JACK: Sure. It's no big deal really.
EMILIO: They're calling us. Come on.
EMILIO WALKS AWAY.
JACK: Well, I guess your grandpa's winding up there. It's
my cue to leave.
JENNIFER: Oh, well, happy Thanksgiving Jack.
JACK: (Jack is somewhat hurt and lonely, and with love in
his eyes) Happy Thanksgiving to you.
JENNIFER SHUTS THE DOOR AND JACK FEELS LIKE HE IS BEEN SHUT
OUT FROM THE WORLD.
JENNIFER GOES BACK INTO THE LIVING ROOM AND JACK WATCHES THROUGH
THE WINDOW AS EMILIO KISSES HER.
SCENE SIX: JACK GOES BACK TO HIS OFFICE
AND AS HE OPENS THE DOOR HE FINDS JO THERE AND HIS WHOLE DESK
SET UP FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER.
HE IS HAPPY BUT TRIES NOT TO SMILE. DURING THIS TIME
THERE IS A VOICE OVER OF TOM HORTON TALKING ABOUT FAMILY AND THOSE
WHO ARE ALONE AND ARE NOT ABLE TO SHARE THE HOLIDAY WITH OTHERS,
HE TALKS ABOUT BEING THANKFUL. IT IS A MONTAGE OF THE HORTONS,
JACK, AND OTHERS.