date early December 1989]
SCENE ONE: JACK IS IN HIS OFFICE.
JACK: Hold all my calls please.
HE OPENS HIS BRIEFCASE AND TAKES OUT A GUN WRAPPED IN A TOWEL.
JUST AS HE IS ABOUT TO PLACE IT IN HIS TOP DRAWER, JENNIFER ENTERS.
JENNIFER: Jack how come you change everything that I write?
JACK: Don't you ever knock?
HE QUICKLY HIDES THE GUN IN THE DRAWER.
JENNIFER: What are you hiding?
TRIES ACT LIKE NOTHING IS UP.
SCENE TWO: SOMETHING HAS OCCURRED CAUSING ROMAN TO BE KICKED
OFF THE POLICE FORCE.
SCENE THREE: BACK AT THE PAPER, JENNIFER HAS ALMOST CAUGHT
JACK WITH THE GUN. JENNIFER KNOWS JACK IS HIDING SOMETHING.
JENNIFER: Come on Jack, fess up. I know that you were hiding
something right in there.
JACK: What can I say? You caught me. Yeah, you caught me
with my lethal weapon.
HE PULLS OUT A PISTOL AND POINTS IT AT HER THEN BEGINS SQUIRTING
HER WITH WATER.
JENNIFER: Oh Jack, cut it out.
JACK: Hahahaha. Yeah, I'll cut it out alright. And speaking
of cutting it out, aren't you supposed to be cutting out for that
career day at that little school?
JENNIFER: I'm not leaving here until you tell me what's going
JACK: You're going to stand up all the little kids of the
world? I really thought better of you.
Oh, yeah. And I really thought that we could talk about anything
JACK: There's nothing to talk about Jennifer.
JENNIFER: You're in trouble.
JACK: Jennifer, according to the people in this town, I
JENNIFER: This has to do with Marina Toscano, I know it
JACK: This is starting to sound like a broken record Jennifer.
JENNIFER: I think I struck a nerve.
JACK: I think you struck out.
JENNIFER: Jack, just tell me please. No matter what it is,
I can help. Just tell me.
JACK: (Thinking about what she is saying) Not now. Not yet.
JENNIFER: Alright, okay, I'll just wait, alright. I'll just
sit around and wait until you've been killed like Marina Toscano.
I'll probably have to read about it in the papers before you tell
JACK: As long as you read about it in The Spectator
JACK: Not yet.
SHE WALKS OUT AND SLAMS THE DOOR. SHE IS HURT THAT HE WILL
NOT ALLOW HER TO HELP HIM.
JACK FEELS BAD FOR NOT TALKING TO HER. JACK THEN SWAPS
THE WATER PISTOL WITH THE REAL GUN. HE LOOKS TOWARDS THE DOOR,
THEN WRAPS UP THE REAL GUN IN A TOWEL AND PUTS THEM BOTH BACK
IN HIS DRAWER.
SCENE FOUR: MEANWHILE JENNIFER
IS AT HER SCHOOL CAREER DAY. EMILIO IS THERE TOO AND SHE TELLS HIM
SHE IS VERY WORRIED ABOUT JACK BECAUSE HE IS IN BIG TROUBLE. HE
AGREES TO HELP HER BECAUSE OTHERWISE SHE WILL GET HERSELF IN TROUBLE.
SCENE FIVE: MEANWHILE JENNIFER AND EMILIO HAVE GONE TO JACK'S
OFFICE. JENNIFER WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HE HAD HIDDEN IN HIS TOP DRAWER.
IT IS LOCKED BUT EMILIO OPENS IT IN SECONDS. EMILIO FINDS THE
WATER PISTOL AND THE REAL GUN. EMILIO TELLS HER TO STAY AWAY FROM
JACK BECAUSE HE MUST BE INTO SOMETHING HEAVY BUT SHE SAYS SHE
CANNOT BECAUSE JACK NEEDS HER MORE THAN EVER NOW.
ISABELLA: Oh. Jack, I'm so glad you're here....
SCENE SIX: JACK GOES BACK TO BAYVIEW, AS HE COMES INTO ISABELLA'S
ROOM SHE STARTS ASKING HIM QUESTIONS.
JACK: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Take it easy.
ISABELLA: I'm sorry. I'm just anxious to get out of here.
JACK: I know. I'm anxious too. Now more than ever.
ISABELLA: Something's wrong I can tell.
JACK: Yeah. Why don't you sit down?
ISABELLA: I don't want to sit. Tell me.
JACK: This is difficult to explain.
JACK: I think I might know who killed your sister.
ISABELLA: You do?
JACK: Yeah. The more I look into this thing with Marina,
the more dangerous it's getting.
ISABELLA: Dangerous for who?
JACK: For you.
ISABELLA: Jack, you're scaring me.
JACK: Good. I think you should be aware of what's going
on out there.
ISABELLA: Tell me everything.
JACK: You're sure? Are you ready?
ISABELLA: I want to know.
JACK: Victor Kiriakis. A man named Victor Kiriakis. Marina
had or has something that he wants very badly.
ISABELLA: It's a key. It's a key that belonged to my father.
Victor Kiriakis has always wanted it. It belongs to my family.
JACK: A key. Well, all I know is that this key is important
enough to Victor that he would have killed Marina to get it.
ISABELLA: I don't understand what any of this has to do
JACK: Maybe he didn't get it and if he didn't, he's going
to come after you.
JACK: Because you're the sister. Anyone would assume that
she told you where it is.
ISABELLA: Well that's ridiculous. I don't know where it
JACK: Well he doesn't know that. Obviously this key is very
valuable. I mean it's valuable enough to kill for it.
ISABELLA: Jack, I don't care about anything. I just want
to get out of here.
JACK: You don't have to worry about that. I'll take care
of that. I'll make sure that nothing happens to you.
ISABELLA: You do care, don't you?
JACK: Yeah, I do.
ISABELLA: So what's your plan?
JACK: The plan is to get you out of here as fast as possible.
Because the longer you stay here the more vulnerable you get.
ISABELLA: So these competency papers your attorneys are
filing in court are going to help me get out.
JACK: That's right.
ISABELLA: Do you believe them?
JACK: Well, they're the best in this town. They're definitely
the most expensive. If they can't do it then nobody can.
ISABELLA: What if they can't? What if I can't get out of
JACK: You're going to get out of here. I'm telling you,
(he has his hands on her shoulder) I will get you out of here.
ISABELLA: You don't know that.
JACK: You don't have any faith. Remember, trust.
ISABELLA: You're the first person I've trusted in a long
JACK: Well, I won't let you down. That's a promise.
SCENE SEVEN: WHILE JACK IS TALKING, MARCUS HAS COME TO THE
DOOR AND HE OVERHEARS THE CONVERSATION.
JACK: I know I've got to get you out of here
before somebody figures out that you and Marina were sisters. We
have to make sure that nobody gets that connection.
MARCUS OBVIOUSLY THINKS JACK IS UP TO NO GOOD, AND IS DOING
SOMETHING TO HURT STEVE AND KAYLA.
SCENE EIGHT: OUTSIDE ISABELLA'S
ROOM, MARCUS IS WAITING BY THE DOOR. JACK COMES OUT OF ISABELLA'S
ROOM AND MARCUS IS WAITING. JACK BUMPS INTO MARCUS.
JACK SPINS AROUND, SURPRISED TO SEE HIM.
MARCUS: Alright I'll go first. What are you doing here Jack?
JACK: I.... ah.... I'm.... I'm seeing the patients. I'm
visiting the patients. I'm doing a little community service work.
Ah.... I'm visiting.
MARCUS: Okay, cut the game. I heard you talk and I know
that Isabella is Marina's sister. I just don't know how you're involved
JACK, NERVOUSLY, RUNS HIS HAND THROUGH HIS HAIR.
JACK: Well, I could ask you the same question. How are you
MARCUS: Forget it.
JACK: Well, at least we agree on one thing.
MARCUS: She came to Steve's house one day, okay. That's
right, that's right. She wouldn't talk to me. I thought she knew
something about the trouble he was having with Marina. Now that
I know they're sisters.
JACK IS OBVIOUSLY STUNNED TO HEAR THAT ISABELLA WAS OUTSIDE
BAYVIEW, BUT HE TRIES TO COVER HIS SURPRISE.
MARCUS: (Cont.) I know that she's involved Jack.
JACK: You know something.
JACK: (Fake laugh, he gives Marcus a joking slap) You should
stick to medicine and stay away from the private eye stuff because
you are way off base.
MARCUS: Is that right, eh?
MARCUS: Well, if you won't answer my questions maybe Isabella
Marcus goes toward the door to Isabella's room. Jack gets
frantic, he stops Marcus.
JACK: (Pleading) Stay away from her. Yo.... Yo.... You have
to just stay away from her.
MARCUS: Whoa, well, Jack, what happened
here? Did I hit a nerve or what, man?
|Jack tries to convince Marcus he
is trying to help Steve and Kayla
45 sec; 1.5 Meg
JACK: No. Look she's not involved in any of this.
MARCUS: Oh she's not?
JACK: No she's not.
MARCUS: Then you won't mind if I ask her a few questions
JACK: No wait, wait, wait. Marcus, please, you see, I have
been talking to her for some time, really trying to get her to open
up and it's taken a long time. You're a doctor, you can understand
how that is and I just can't let you jeopardize that.
MARCUS: Yeah, well, I can't let you jeopardize Steve or
JACK: If you get involved now we could lose everything.
MARCUS: Oh, what everything? What have you got up your sleeve
man? Come on, spit it out.
JACK: I.... I can't tell you. You're just going to have
to trust me.
MARCUS: Ha.... ha.... ha. Yeah you and trust don't belong
in the same sentence.
JACK: Look, look, I'm trying to help Steve and Kayla. I
may be the only one who can and if you get involved in this
thing now I can't do it. Please, please.
MARCUS: Alright, alright. I won't for now. But if I find
out that you are trying to hurt Steve and Kayla, I'll....
JACK: I'm not. I'm not. I promise you, I'm only trying to
help them. I'm not trying to hurt them, I'm only trying to help.