SCENE ONE: BACK AT THE PENTHOUSE, JACK IS CARRYING JENNIFER. THEY ENTER INTO THE HALLWAY LEADING TO THE BEDROOM. JACK IS HAVING A HARD TIME CARRYING HER, SHE GIGGLES, WHILE TRYING NOT TO FALL.
JENNIFER: Jack, Don't you think one (A little shrike) threshold is enough.
JENNIFER HOLDS ON MORE TIGHTLY TO JACK, NOT TOO CONFIDENT ABOUT THE THE HOLD HE HAS ON HER.
JENNIFER (CONT): Don't drop me.
JACK: (Huffing and puffing) I just you'd want to get it right.
THEY COME TO THE DOOR OF THE BEDROOM.
JENNIFER: Okay wait.JENNIFER: Bend down.
JENNIFER BENDS DOWN TO OPEN THE DOOR, AS JACK CONTINUES TO TRY AND CARRY HER WITHOUT DROPPING HER.
JACK BENDS DOWN AND JENNIFER OPENS THE DOOR. JACK IS GRUNTING, AND SHE LETS OUT ANOTHER LITTLE SHRIKE. HE SETS HER DOWN, AND IS OUT OF BREATH. THE BEDROOM IS ROMANTICALLY DECORATED, WITH CANDELS, THE TABLE IS SET, THERE IS A BUCKET WITH CHAMPAGNE CHILLING AND GLASSES; AND THERE ARE ROSE PETALS SCATTERED ON THE BEDSPREAD. JENNIFER IS AMAZED AT HOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING IS. SHE WALKS AROUND TO EXAMINE EVERYTHING. JACK FOLOWS, STILL HUFFING AND PUFFING.
JENNIFER: Oh Jack, What have you done.
JACK: Welcome to the Bridal Suite.
JACK SITS ON EDGED OF THE BED. JENNIFER SITS ON HIS LAP. SHE PUTS HER ARM AROUND HIM, AND PLACES HER OTHER HAND ON HIS FACE, DRAWING HIM NEAR HER FOR A KISS.
SHE TAKES HIS FACE IN HER ARMS, AND DRAWS HIM NEAR HER.
SCENE TWO: THE HORTONS, SHANE, KAYLA, EVE, AND FRANKIE ARRIVE AT WINGS. EVE TELLS EVERYONE THAT THE PARTY IS ON HER. JULIE IS NOT TOO SURE ABOUT HER MOTIVES. EVE TELLS HER SHE IS JUST DOING IT FOR JACK AND JENNIFER. SHE WANTS EVERYONE TO ENJOY HIMSELF.
SHANE ASKS KAYLA TO DANCE -- THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING CLOSER RECENTLY.EVE TELLS FRANKIE THAT WATCHING JACK AND JENNIFER MARRY MAKES HER THINK ABOUT THEIR WEDDING. WHEN QUESTIONED FRANKIE DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING DEFINITE ABOUT A TIME.
SCENE THREE: JENNIFER IS STILL SITTING ON JACK'S LAP. SHE IS THRILLED BY ALL THE EFFORT THAT WENT INTO THE DECORATING OF THEIR BEDROOM. SHE STANDS UP TO LOOK AROUND.
JENNIFER: Ah Jack, ah, how did you do all this? I mean you were locked in that arena all night. You had hysterical laryngitis.
JACK: Actually I didn't do all this. I had a service to do it at last minute rates I might add. I hope that doesn't burst your bubble.
HE POPS THE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE, AND POURS CHAMPAGNE FOR HIMSELF AND JENNIFER.
JENNIFER: Even though you had someone else do it, it was still your idea.
JACK: (Inscure) Does that make it a good idea?
JENNIFER: Yes, that makes it a great idea, Jack.
SHE WANDERS BACK TO THE BED.
JACK: Does that mean you...like it?JENNIFER: No I don't like it. I love it Jack.
SHE PICKS UP SOME PETALS.
JACK: You sure about that?
JACK IS POURING CHAMPAGNE.
JENNIFER: Jack you don't have to be insecure anymore. We're married now.
JACK: I'm not being insecure. I'm just proving to you that you didn't make a mistake today.
JENNIFER: You don't have to prove anything. You should know that by now.
JACK: Well certainly. I am becoming accustomed to that idea.
JENNIFER: I know I made the right choice. I knew it long before now. I knew it in my heart.
JACK: That heart that just doesn't let things go.
JENNIFER: It's a good thing too.
JACK: Good thing. (Beat) Probably one of the best things that ever happened to me.
HE STEPS TOWARDS HER AND KISSES HER LONG AND TENDERLY.JACK: I love you.
JENNIFER: I love you too Jack.
HE KISSES HER AGAIN AS THEY SLOWLY SINK TO THE BED.
SCENE FOUR: BACK AT WINGS, JULIE COMES OVER TO TALK TO EVE. THEY TALK ABOUT NICK'S TRUST. EVE TELLS HER THAT THE MONEY IS NOT HERS ANYMORE. JULIE BRINGS UP THE PORTION JACK USED TO BAIL OUT THE PAPER. THIS MAKES EVE TAKE NOTICE. JULIE TELLS HER THAT JACK TOOK STEPS TO KEEP HIS PORTION, AND *HER* PORTION AS WELL. JACK IS IN FULL CONTROL OF THE PAPER. EVE, THOUGH SHE PRETENDS NOT TO CARE, IS NOT AT ALL HAPPY.
JULIE GOES OVER TO TALK TO ALICE, TOM, AND BILL. ALICE TELLS HER THAT THEY WERE POLLING BILL ABOUT HIS NEW SON-IN-LAW. HE SAYS THAT A FEW YEARS AGO "NOT MUCH." BUT THAT AFTER TODAY, HE CAN SEE HOW MUCH HE LOVES JENNIFER, AND HOW MUCH HE HAS CHANGED. TOM AGREES, AND SAYS MUCH OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH JENNIFER. BILL TELLS THEM THAT ALL HE EVER CARED ABOUT WAS FOR JENNIFER TO BE HAPPY; AND THAT AFTER SEEING JACK AND JENNIFER TOGETHER DURING THE WEDDING, HOW MUCH LOVE THEY HAVE FOR EACH OTHER, HE KNOWS THAT THE PERSON THAT WILL MAKE HER HAPPY IS JACK.
SCENE FIVE: BACK AT THE PENTHOUSE, SOME TIME LATER, JACK AND JENNIFER ARE BOTH IN BED AFTER MAKING LOVE. SHE IS RESTING HER HEAD ON HIS CHEST. JACK REACHES HIS HAND OUT TO STROKE HERS AND HE FEELS HER RING. HE TAKES HER FINGERS AND KISSES THEM.
JACK: Are you crying?
JACK: Why were you crying?
JENNIFER: I'm just....I'm just really happy now Jack.
JACK: Hmmm, I've read that sometimes women do that when they're happy.
HE KISSES THE TOP OF HER HEAD.
JENNIFER: Yeah. Men do too.
JACK: Yeah I've read that too somewhere.
HE KISSES HER HEAD AGAIN.
JENNIFER: Well we did it Jack. We made it through ship wrecks, through runaway trains, cliff hangers. We finally got here.
JACK: Did you ever really doubt that we would?
HE CONTINUES TO KISS HER HAIR AND LOSE HIMSELF IN THE VERY SMELL OF HER.
JENNIFER: Yeah, sometimes. Sometimes I didn't know. I mean I was really afraid that we would never be together.
JACK: Something always managed to come along to draw us back together.
JENNIFER: Yeah, it's called love.
JACK: Hmmm. It's called your bull headedness.
JENNIFER: But aren't you glad? I mean think about where we would be right now if I didn't get it through your thick skull that you love me as much as I love you.
JACK: You're right. (Beat) Absolutely right. (Beat) I am glad.
HE GETS OUT OF BED AND PUTS HIS ROBE ON.
JACK: I'm glad for the snakes and the ships, the cliffs, even the wild west weddings.
HE PICKS UP A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE AND GOES BACK AND RESTS ON THE BED NEXT TO HER.
JACK: And all the other fine messes that you've gotten and will get me into.
HE SIPS THE CHAMPAGNE.
JENNIFER: That I'll get you into?JACK: Alright. The messes that I'll get you into too if you're lucky. (Beat) I guess I should just give you this as a final warning. I mean....I mean even after everything you've said....you may live to regret this day.JACK, DEPSITE EVERYTHING, STILL SEEMS TO BE UNCERTAIN THAT SOMEONE LIKE JENNIFER COULD LOVE HIM; THAT HE COULD BE WORTH OF SOMEONE LIKE HER.
JENNIFER: Huh, uh. Never.
JENNIFER: Never ever.
SHE GENTLY STROKES HIS FACE AND HE KISSES HER FINGERS.
JENNIFER: I thought you read that only women cried when they were happy?
HE GLANCES UP AT HER.
JACK: I'm not crying.
JENNIFER: Yes you are. I can see a tear.
SHE TOUCHES THE CORNER OF HIS LEFT EYE AND WIPES AWAY A TEAR.
JENNIFER: Right here in the corner of your eye.
JACK: Oh. If there is any moisture in the corner of my eye, it does not constitute crying.
JENNIFER: You should just admit it. You are just as happy as I am Jack.
THEY LOOK IN EACH OTHER'S EYES AND THEN BEGIN TO KISS AS THEY SINK DOWN ON THE BED.
SCENE SIX: SOME TIME LATER THEY ARE BOTH SITTING UP IN BED WITH A BIG TRAY OF FOOD. JACK IS WEARING HIS ROBE AND JENNIFER IS WEARING HIS GRAY SILK PAJAMAS.
JENNIFER: Give me some more of that.
SHE TAKES A FORK FULL OF FOOD AND PUSHES IT IN HER MOUTH.
JENNIFER: You know what this reminds me of Jack?
HE IS AMAZED AS HE WATCHES HER SHOVEL IN FOOD.
JACK: Yes, the eating scene in Tom Jones.
SHE GIGGLES AS HE HANDS HER MORE FOOD.
JENNIFER: No. It reminds me of our make shift picnic on the ship.
JACK: Oh yes, the make shift picnic on the ship. We almost died, right. We almost had our last supper there.
JENNIFER: We almost had something else too.
JACK: What are you talking about?
JENNIFER: I guess I need to refresh your memory.
SHE WRAPS HER ARM AROUND HIM AND IS ABOUT TO KISS HIM.
JACK: I beg your pardon. Wait a minute.JENNIFER: What?
THOUGH IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THOUGH HE PROTESTS, HE DOES NOT MIND THE IDEA OF MAKING LOVE AGAIN.
JENNIFER: Jack it's our honeymoon.
JACK: Ah....yes but...um, we haven't had dessert. I have a....
JENNIFER: That's exactly what I had in mind.
SHE GRABS HIM AGAIN BUT HE PULLS AWAY AND REACHES DOWN BESIDE THE BED.
JACK: I have a very special dessert planned just for this occasion.
JENNIFER: Are you kidding me?
JACK: No I'm not kidding you. It's right here.
JENNIFER: Alright. I'll put this down.
SHE PUTS THE TRAY ON THE FLOOR AND JACK PUTS A LONG BOX ON HER LAP.
JENNIFER: Okay, first we'll have your dessert. Then we'll have mine.
JENNIFER: What do I do? Pick it up?
SHE LIFTS THE LID AND SITTING ON THE BOARD IS A LONG CAKE IN THE SHAPE OF THE "HOLLYWOOD" SIGN.
JACK: As in, "Hooray for."
JENNIFER LICKS FROSTING OFF HER FINGERS AND SHRUGS HER SHOULDERS. THEY BEGIN TO DIP THEIR FINGERS IN THE FROSTING AND THEN SUCK IT OFF.
JACK: So what do you think?
JENNIFER: What do I think about what? I don't even know what it means.
JACK: You're a reporter. You're supposed to know what it means.
JENNIFER: The bakery was having a sale and this was the last cake.
JACK: That's very good. Try again.
JENNIFER: Hollywood. Oh, we're going to be on the Newlywed Game?
JACK: Very good, but no cigar. One more guess or you are going to miss your chance at the honeymoon for two in the beautiful, exotic, far western land of....
JENNIFER: HOLLYWOOD!JACK: Huh, huh. Huh, huh. Where you can take in sights and the sounds of that star studded Mecca....
JENNIFER: Wait a minute Jack.
JACK: ....the NBC, downtown and beautiful Burbank, Rodeo Drive and Mann's Chinese Theater....
JENNIFER: That's really nice that you want to take me to Hollywood but I can't go.
JACK: What do you mean, you can't go? Of course you can go. You got married. You have to go on a honeymoon.
JENNIFER: Yeah but this wasn't even planned. We weren't going to go away for a few weeks.
JACK: Well the plans have been changed. You're going.
JENNIFER: Jack what about my job? I can't just take off on short notice.
JACK: Forget about your job. It's been taken care of. And of course Vern will take care of me.
JENNIFER: Well you really took care of everything, didn't you?
JACK: If you don't want to go, you don't have to go.
JENNIFER: No I didn't say I didn't want to go.
JACK: Well you don't sound very excited to me, that's all I'm saying.
JENNIFER BEGINS TO BOUNCE UP AND DOWN IN THE BED.
JENNIFER: I WANT TO GO, I WANT TO GO, I WANT TO GO JACK. I'M SO EXCITED. I WANT TO GO.
SHE PICKS UP A BIG CHUNK OF THE "D" AND PUSHES IT INTO HIS MOUTH AND ALL OVER HIS MOUTH AND LIPS, AND FACE.
JENNIFER (CONT): I want to go to Hollywood.
JACK: You didn't have to be quite that excited. Thank you.
JENNIFER: But Jack think of us in Hollywood. No intrusions, nobody to bother us.
JACK: (With a droll and uninterested voice) I can't think of anything I'd rather do.
SHE LAUGHS AT HIM.
JENNIFER: I can think of one thing I'd rather do.
SHE STILL HAS CAKE ON HER HAND BUT SHE PRESSES HER FINGERS INTO HIS CHEEK SO THAT HE HAS MORE CAKE ALL OVER HIM. THEN SHE LEANS OVER AND KISSES HIM AND GETS COVERED IN CAKE HERSELF.