SCENE ONE: IT IS THE DAY OF STEVE'S FUNERAL. LAWRENCE TAKES ALICE AND JENNIFER IN HIS LIMO TO HIS MANSION. WHILE THEY ARE DRIVING THERE ACCOMPANIED BY TWO ARMED GUARDS ON BIKES A SONG PLAYS. JENNIFER IS TERRIFIED AND SO IS ALICE BUT LAWRENCE SITS BACK AND JUST STARES AT THEM BOTH MALEVOLENTLY.
Well I was standing by a river
But the water doesn't flow
It boils with every poison you can think of.
And I'm underneath the streetlight
But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief
Way down in the shadows.
And the perverted fear of violence
Chokes the smile on every face
And the constance is ringing out the bell
This ain't no technological breakdown.
Oh no, this is the road to hell.This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the road,
This is the road,
This is the road to hell.THEY ARRIVE AT HIS MANSION WHICH IS ON TOP OF A HILL OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN. IT LOOKS MEDITERREAN, OR MIDDLE EASTERN IN DESIGN. IT HAS ARMED GUARDS ON THE GATES.
SCENE TWO: IN SALEM, JACK ARRIVES AT THE CHURCH WITH JO, THEY STOP IN THE VESTIBULE.
JACK: Are you ready for this?
JO: No one's ever ready Jack.
JACK: Right, right.
JACK LOOKS BACK OUT THE DOOR FOR JENNIFER.
JO: I'm sorry that Jennifer is not here for you. I'm sure she could have helped. Wasn't she supposed to be here?
WHILE THEY ARE TALKING JULIE AND TOM ARRIVE.
JULIE: Have you heard from Jennifer?
JACK: Um.... no, but I know that's she's going to be here. She will.
JACK: Excuse me, I think it's time.
JULIE: My condolences on your loss.
JACK: Thank you.
TOM: We'll see you inside.JACK: Let's go.
JACK ESCORTS JO INTO THE CHURCH. THEY SIT IN THE FRONT PEW ON THE RIGHT SIDE FACING THE ALTAR. THE SERVICE BEGINS WITH KAYLA ASKING EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE THE JOY OF STEVE'S LIFE.THROUGHOUT THE SERVICE, DURING EVERYONE'S REMEMBRANCES OF STEVE, JACK'S FACE IS SOON, HE IS IN DEEP PAIN OVER HIS LOSE, AND THE FACT THAT IN THE END HE WAS UNABLE TO TELL STEVE HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIM. JACK ADVERTS HIS FACE FROM EVERYONE, TO HIDE FROM THEM THE PAIN HE IS SUFFERING.
SCENE THREE: AT THE VILLA, LAWRENCE SHOWS JENNIFER AND ALICE INTO THE MAIN HOUSE. THEY NOTICE AN OLDER MAN OUT IN THE GARDEN AND WHEN LAWRENCE SEES HIM HE TELLS GREGORY TO GET HIM INSIDE. THEY WONDER WHO HE IS.
SCENE FOUR: MARCUS BEGINS FOLLOWED BY JO. HER SPEECH REALLY AFFECTS JACK. SHE TALKS ABOUT HOW AT FIRST STEVE DID NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER.
IT IS OBVIOUS THAT BY JACK'S EXPRESSION HOW SIMILAR IT WAS FOR HIM. SHE THEN SAYS THAT HOW ONE DATE, OUT OF THE BLUE, STEVE CALLED HER MAMMA; AND HOW HAPPY THAT MADE HER. JACK'S PAIN IS OBVIOUS AND THE PAIN HE FEELS FOR STILL FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO SAY THAT WORD TO HER.
SCENE FIVE. ROMAN, ADRIENNE, SHANE AND THE DEAF BOY BENJIE, WHO SIGNS HIS EULOGY, ALL TALK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES WITH STEVE.
SCENE SIX: THEN JACK TAKES HIS TURN. THROUGHOUT HIS EULOGY JACK HAS TO CHUCK BACK TEARS.
JACK: I mean I knew I didn't belong there but I wanted to be a part of that day.
JACK: I wanted to see the little baby. And Steve let me. (Beat) He just looked at me and put that little girl in my arms. (Beat) So much garbage. So many years. But for that moment we were.... we were a family. (Sigh) I used to hate him because when he looked at me I would forget who I was. Now I know that.... when he looked at me he was trying to help me remember who I am.JACK SITS BACK DOWN AND BO TAKES HIS TURN. THEN NICK TRIES TO SAY SOMETHING BUT BO REFUSES TO ALLOW HIM.
SCENE SEVEN: A LITTLE LATER WHEN LAWRENCE HAS GONE TO DO SOME BUSINESS, THAT SAME MAN COMES OVER AND TALKS TO ALICE AND JENNIFER. AFTER HE LEAVES, ALICE DECIDES THAT HE IS A "LOOSE CANNON," AND JUST THE KIND OF PERSON TO HELP THEM ESCAPE.
SCENE EIGHT: MEANWHILE LAWRENCE GOES DOWNSTAIRS AND ENTERS A LOCKED ROOM WHERE HE IS HOLDING A PRISONER. THE PRISONER HAS ALMOST COMPLETED A PAINTING OF THE REAL KATERINA, CARLY! LAWRENCE IS PLEASED.
SCENCE NINE: KAYLA IS LAST TO SPEAK. EVERYBODY LEAVES FOR THE CEMETERY. AS KAYLA IS LEAVING, JACK STOPS HER.
JACK: Kayla. I'm.... I'm not going with you to the graveyard.
JACK: I'd like to explain. Ah, Jennifer didn't show up today and she was supposed to and.... ah.... Steve told me something. He basically told me to get off my backside and do something about her. I'm going to New York to do that.
KAYLA: I understand.
KAYLA: I'm glad that he could help you.
JACK: Yeah, I.... I think he still is, you know.
KAYLA: I know.
JACK: Anyway, there's something else and I don't know quite how to say this but.... ah.... things were changing for the better.... for all of us.... for you and me. I don't want to lose that.
KAYLA: I think that's what Steve wanted.
JACK: I think so.
KAYLA PUTS HER HAND OUT AND JACK TAKES IT. THE MOMENT IS EMOTIONAL AND SPECIAL FOR THE BOTH OF THEM. DESPITE THE PAIN OF THE PAST, THEY HAVE BEEN UNITED IN THEIR GRIEF AT THE LOSS OF STEVE.
KAYLA: And I don't want to lose that. Good luck with Jennifer.
JACK: Thank you. (Beat) I'll see you.KAYLA: Yeah.
SCENE TEN: BACK AT THE VILLA, ONE OF LAWRENCE'S COHORTS IN SALEM CALLS HIM AND TELLS LAWRENCE THAT SOMEBODY HAD PLANTED A VIDEO CAMERA IN ONE OF THEIR SECRET OFFICES AND THAT IS OBVIOUSLY HOW BO AND STEVE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PLAN TO DESTROY THE FOREST IN SALEM. LAWRENCE TELLS HIM TO FIND THAT TAPE IMMEDIATELY.
SCENE ELEVEN: JENNIFER WALKS OUT TO THE FRONT COURTYARD ALONE AND STANDS BY THE FOUNTAIN.
JENNIFER: Oh, oh I need you Jack.
SCENE TWELVE: IN SALEM, JACK HAS JUST BOARDED A PLANE FOR NEW YORK'S LA GUARDIA AIRPORT.
JACK: Good. Jennifer I wish I could say this is a SuperSaver flight. I hope it is.
SCENE THIRTEEN: BACK AT THE CEMETERY, KAYLA GIVES STEVE'S COFFIN A LAST KISS GOODBYE, SHE LEAVES A YELLOW ROSE, A SYMBOL OF THEIR LOVE, AND LEAVES.
THEN THE GRAVEDIGGERS CARRY IN ANOTHER COFFIN IDENTICAL TO STEVE'S AND BURY THAT INSTEAD.THEY TAKE STEVE'S COFFIN AWAY.
SCENE ONE: ON THE PLANE, JACK HAS DOZED OFF AND HE IS DREAMING OF MAKING LOVE WITH JENNIFER AT THE EMBASSY. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT COMES ALONG AND ASKS HIM TO PUT HIS TRAY IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION. JACK GRABS HER HAND IN HIS DREAM.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Sir, sir.
Oh, oh. (He wakes up) Oh I'm glad I got your attention.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Is something wrong?
JACK: Yes I can't get it up. I mean, it's defective (Realizing the double entendre of what he just said). I mean the desk, it's defective. I can't get it up into the upright.... you know into the upright position. Like that. I don't want to delay the flight.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Certainly not.
JACK: Federal regulations, you know.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Jennifer's a very lucky lady.
JACK: I beg pardon.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT: To have someone who cares about her as much as you obviously do.
JACK LOOKS A BIT EMBARRASSED.
SCENE TWO: THE MANSION, JENNIFER WANDERS THE HALLS TRYING TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLACE. ALICE COMES BACK AND TELLS HER THAT SHE IS GOING TO TALK TO THE OLDER MAN AS SOON AS SHE CAN. ALICE FINDS HIM IN THE GARAGE POLISHING AN OLD BLUE CAR. SHE CHARMS HIM AND TELLS HIM THAT SHE IS DESPERATE TO GET TO THE AIRPORT AND SHE WOULD LOVE TO GO IN HIS FAVORITE CAR. HE AGREES AND JENNIFER AGREES THAT IT'S BEST IF ALICE GOES ALONE AND GETS HELP SO THAT LAWRENCE DOESN'T GO LOOKING FOR HER AND STOP HER. POLDY, THE OLD MAN, IS HAPPY TO TAKE HER AND THEY SET OFF FOR THE AIRPORT.
SCENE THREE: ON THE WAY THERE, THE CAR BREAKS DOWN AND JUST AS THEY ARE GETTING IT FIXED, LAWRENCE ARRIVES IN HIS LIMO AND TAKES ALICE BACK TO THE MANSION. HE LOCKS HER UP DOWNSTAIRS NEXT TO THE ROOM WHERE THE OTHER PRISONER IS KEPT. ALICE SEES THE OTHER PRISONER AND IS SHOCKED.
JENNIFER HAS NO IDEA THAT LAWRENCE HAS ALICE LOCKED UP.
SCENE FOUR: MEANWHILE JACK HAS ARRIVED IN NEW YORK AND HE HEADS STRAIGHT FOR THE EMBASSY.
JACK: Special delivery for Lawrence Alamain.
GUARD: May I ask who's.... wait a minute I know you.
JACK: And I know you.
GUARD: And I have orders to shoot you should you try to step on the embassy grounds once again.
JACK: You know I really think Lawrence Alamain wouldn't appreciate this hospitality.
GUARD: Blackmail won't work this time.
GUARD: Mr. Alamain is gone.
JACK: What do you mean, he's gone?
GUARD: What business is it of yours?
JACK: What am I doing talking to you, I'm going to go see for myself.
THE GUARD STICKS HIS RIFLE IN JACK'S SIDE.
JACK: Whoa, whoa.
GUARD: The only thing you will see is the wrong end of this gun and if you persist it will be the last thing you will see.
JACK: You know you obviously don't realize who you're messing with. I'm a close personal friend of the NYPD, all of them.
GUARD: Get them then but let me just warn you. They don't take kindly to people harassing foreign embassy guards.
JACK: Oh well we'll just see about that won't we because I'm goin to get to the bottom of this.
JACK GOES AND GETS A POLICEMAN. IT IS THE SAME POLICEMAN FROM THE TIME JACK WAS MUGGED, WHILE IN DRAG, PRETENDING TO BE MRS. BAYER.
POLICEMAN: You better have a darn good reason for dragging me all the way over here mister.
JACK: Oh I'm Deveraux, your old buddy Jack. Listen, I'm telling you this is the place where an American citizen is being held against her will. Right here in this embassy. Yep.
AT THAT POINT THE AMBASSADOR COMES OUT.
AMBASSADOR: Hello officer. I am Ambassador Pejar. Is there a problem here?
JACK: Yes absolutely, there is a big problem here. There is an American citizen being held against her will right here in this embassy and I want to know what you want to do about it.
POLICEMAN: You want to let me take care of this.
POLICEMAN: There is such a thing as diplomacy. Ah sir, I realize technically this embassy is foreign territory. I have no authority to investigate but if you any idea what this guy is talking about I'd appreciate it if you could set the record straight.
POLICEMAN: You know anything about a woman being held against her will?
JACK: Wait a minute, he knows. Believe me he knows. He's seen.... wait a minute, let's just clear this up right now.
JACK GETS OUT A PICTURE OF JENNIFER AND SHOWS THE AMBASSADOR.
JACK: Okay, right here, I've got a picture of a young lady, blonde, about yeh tall, check this out. Do you know where she is? I know you do.
AMBASSADOR: I know this woman.
AMBASSADOR: She's Katerina von Leuschner, Lawrence Alamain's fianc√e.
JACK: Look we're wasting our time. Let's just go and get her ourselves. Let's go.
AMBASSADOR: I'm sorry sir, I'm afraid that would be impossible.
JACK: And why is that?
AMBASSADOR: Because Mr. Alamain has taken her back to his country.
JACK: He what?
POLICEMAN: Oh well that settles that then. Thank you Mr. Ambassador. Better luck next time buddy.
JACK: Wh...wait a minute. This doesn't settle anything. They've taken her away, that's kidnapping. That's police business.
POLICEMAN: Not if it involves a foreign country. Then it's in the hands of the State Department and your friend is out of my jurisdiction.JACK: Oh yeah, well I tell you something, she's not out of my jurisdiction.
SCENE FIVE: AT THE MANSION, LAWRENCE HAS ARRANGED FOR A FORMAL DINNER. JENNIFER ARRIVES IN A LONG RED SEQUINED DRESS WITH A LOW V-NECK BORDERED WITH HEAVY GOLD BRAID. THE WAISTBAND IS WIDE GOLD FILIGREE. SHE IS JUST SEATED WHEN LAWRENCE INTRODUCES HIS FATHER LEOPOLD. IN WALKS POLDY THE OLD MAN THAT GAVE ALICE THE LIFT. JENNIFER IS VERY SURPRISED AND WORRIED.
SCENE SIX: IN NEW YORK, JACK BOARDS A PLANE FOR LAWRENCE'S COUNTRY. THE LADY NEXT TO HIM IS READING A ROMANCE NOVEL. JACK NOTICES IT.
JACK: Once A Hero, huh? Ah the titles they come up with for these books these days. What's it say in there, what's it say? You gotta have hope, courage and confidence for a man to be a hero?
LADY: It takes all those things I guess.... and it's woman.
JACK: Oh.... yeah. Well you know, man, woman.... yeah.... I knew somebody like that once.
JACK LOOKS WISTFULLY OUT THE WINDOW OF THE PLANE, THINKING OF STEVE AND JENNIFER.