SCENE ONE: IT IS A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER, JENNIFER HAS JUST GO HOME.
JENNIFER: Jack, I'm home. Jack.
JACK COMES OUT OF HAWK'S ROOM
JACK: You're home?
JENNIFER: Yes, I'm home, that's what I just said.
JACK SEEMS TO BE ANXIOUS THAT SHE IS THERE.
JACK: Um, but you're so early.
JENNIFER: Well I'm early because I want to get to Grandma's celebration early. Don't tell me you forgot?
JACK: Oh, no, no, I would never forget something this important.
JENNIFER: Alright, well let's go inside and we'll freshen up and then we'll head out, okay.
JACK: No, no, no. Wait a minute.
JENNIFER: No I don't want to wait. We're always late and I don't want to be late this time Jack.
JACK: I just have to tell you something.
JENNIFER: Alright, well you can tell me in the car on the way.
JACK: No, no, this is too important. I have to tell you here.
JENNIFER: What is so important that you're going to make us late for grandma's party.
SUDDENLY OUT FROM THE BEDROOM COMES A NURSE. SHE IS TALL, BLONDE AND IS WEARING A VERY SHORT SKIRT AND HIGH HEELS.
LORRAINE: Jackie, I can't find another pillow in the bedroom.
JENNIFER STARES AT THE WOMAN AND THEN BACK AT JACK.
JENNIFER: (Beat) Who is she?
JACK GRINS AND POINTS TO THE NURSE.
JENNIFER: Yeah, who is she?
JACK: She.... she is.... this is Lorraine.
LORRAINE: Oh and you must be Jackie's wife. I hope you don't mind me filling in for you.
JENNIFER RAISES HER EYEBROWS.
JENNIFER: Filling in.... for me?
JACK: She means she's.... ah, taking your place.
JENNIFER: Taking my place? I want to know what's going on.
JACK: Ah, that.... that didn't quite come out right.
LORRAINE: It's just that he's so helpless and you're a working woman. You don't have the time to give him what he needs and requires.
JACK STARTS TO GET WORRIED ABOUT THE WAY SHE IS EXPRESSING ALL THIS.
JACK: Look you have handled enough.... I mean look let me handle this.
HAWK HAS COME OUT TO LISTEN.
HAWK: Heheh. This ought to be good.
LORRAINE: You naughty Hawkie. What are you doing out of bed?
JACK: Oh she's here for Hawkie.... Howie.... Hokey.... Howie.
JENNIFER: I guessed.
JACK: You did?
JENNIFER: Yes I did. It must have been the teeny little uniform that she's wearing.
LORRAINE: Okay, Hawkie, let's get you back into beddie bye.
JACK: Yeah you kids, run along, run along. Don't do anything I wouldn't.... do. (Beat)Maybe you will.
THE NURSE AND HAWK GO BACK TO THE BEDROOM.
JACK: Let's go.
JENNIFER: No let's just hold on for one minute, Jackie Wackie.
JACK: You said you were in a hurry.... to go.
JENNIFER: Not since I met Nurse Nancy.
JACK: Her name is Lorraine.
JENNIFER: I know what you're doing.
JACK: Well certainly you know what I'm doing. I'm taking your advice and giving him the professional care that he...
JENNIFER: No, you're trying to distract Hawk from me. That's what you're doing.
JACK: Well who could do it better than Lorraine. That's all I've got to say. Now come on, let's go
THEY GO IN TO FRESHEN UP.
SCENE TWO: WHEN THEY COME OUT THE NURSE IS SETTLING HAWK DOWN ON THE SOFA.
LORRAINE: Let's put this cushy under your tooshy, there.
JENNIFER: Is she qualified Jack?
JACK: Certainly she is. Indubitably.
JENNIFER: I mean as a nurse.
JACK: Well she's wearing the uniform isn't she?
JENNIFER: Well what there is of it.
LORRAINE: Now I'll just cover you with your wittle blankey wankey.
JENNIFER: This is a waste of money.
JACK: I'll be the judge of that. Alright, just give me a moment. Let me go over the doctor's instructions one more time.
JENNIFER: Yes, that's a good idea. Why don't you?
JACK: Alright, thank you.
JACK GOES OVER TO TALK TO THE NURSE.
JACK: Could I have a secy.... a second please Lorraine, please?
LORRAINE: Oh, well you're the boss. Your wish is my command.
JACK TAKES HER ASIDE.
JACK: Could we please try to act a little more like a nurse?
LORRAINE: Listen Bub, I played a nurse for two weeks on a soap, so don't tell me how to act.
JACK: Alright, alright, alright. Just...please just lighten up a little bit, alright. I hate actors that chew on the scenery. Thank you.
JACK RUNS BACK TO JENNIFER AND THE NURSE IS ANNOYED.
SCENE THREE: JENNIFER MEANWHILE IS REMOVING SOME OF HAWK'S PILLOWS TO GIVE HIM A FIRMER BACK.
JACK: Howie listen. Howie will be just fine. Won't he Lorraine?
LORRAINE: I'll take real good care of him.
JACK: Good, good, cause we're late. Bye, bye. You kids have a lot of fun.
HAWK: You too.
JACK AND JENNIFER LEAVE.
SCENE FOUR: JACK AND JENNIFER ARRIVE AT ALICE'S NEW RESTAURANT. THERE IS A CELEBRATION GOING ON FOR MARLENA WHO HAS RETURNED FROM THE DEAD AFTER BEING HELD CAPTIVE FOR FIVE YEARS IN SOUTH AMERICA.
JACK: I smell the food right now.
JACK MAKES A MOVE TO GET HIMSELF A HANDFUL OF FOOD.
JENNIFER: We made in time for the ceremony Jack.
JACK: Listen, we would have been on time if it hadn't been for you know who.
JENNIFER: Oh you mean Miss Va Va Va Voom?
JACK: Her name is Lorraine.
JENNIFER: What agency did you pick her up from anyway. Central Casting, Jack?
JACK TRIES NOT TO SMILE WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FOOD.
SCENE FIVE: THE CEREMONY BEGINS WITH NEIL DOING THE HONORS BY INTRODUCING ALICE AND ORGANIZING FOR HER TO CUT THE RIBBON ON HER NEW RESTAURANT. JULIE ALSO HONORS ALICE AND THEN TOM SUGGESTS A PRAYER BECAUSE OF MARLENA'S SAFE RETURN.
SCENE SIX: LATER, MARLENA COMES OVER TO TALK TO JENNIFER.
MARLENA: Jennifer, look at you. You're all a grown woman now.
JENNIFER: Yeah, yeah. I'm married. I'm married too.
JENNIFER: This is my new husband right here.
JACK HIDES THE FOOD HE WAS MUNCHING AND PUTS ON A BIG SMILE.
JENNIFER: This is Jack Deveraux.
MARLENA: Hi Jack.
JACK: It's so nice to finally meet you. I've been meaning to ask you if I could have an exclusive interview for my....
NEIL: No, no, no, it's my turn.
MARLENA TURNS TO GREET NEIL, LEAVING JACK WITHOUT AN ANSWER.
SCENE SEVEN: JACK AND JENNIFER SPEND A BIT LONGER MINGLING BUT THEN DECIDE TO GO HOME.
JENNIFER: Grandma, I'm sorry that we have to leave so soon.
JACK: We have to look in on Baby Howie.
ALICE: Oh dear, I hope he's doing better.
JACK: Oh so do we all.
ALICE: Now the reason you got to know him first, wasn't that to do with your friend Howard?
JACK: Oh something like that.
JENNIFER: Yes it's all very confusing and I don't really understand it myself but we're managing.
ALICE: Well Howard has certainly changed your life.
JACK: You could say that.
JENNIFER: I guess you could say that.
JACK: Yes, we really need to be going. So please, say goodbye Jennifer.
JENNIFER: Goodbye Grandma.
ALICE: Goodbye darling and come back again soon.
JACK: We certainly will.
SHE IS HOLDING A TRAY OF FOOD AND JACK TAKES A STACK OF SANDWICHES.
ALICE: And order food.
JACK: (To Alice) Oh yes, with that special family discount. (To Jennifer) Come along.
JENNIFER: Goodbye grandma.
ALICE LAUGHS AT JACK AS THEY LEAVE.
SCENE EIGHT: THEY GET BACK TO THE PENTHOUSE AND GET OUT OF THE ELEVATOR. JUST AS JACK IS PUTTING THE KEY IN THE DOOR THEY HEAR THE NURSE SCREAM.
JACK: Just a minute.
JACK OPENS THE DOOR QUICKLY AND JENNIFER TURNS ON THE LIGHTS.
JACK: Hope we're not interrupting anything?
THE NURSE IS SITTING WITH HER LEGS ACROSS HAWK'S AND WITH HER ARMS AROUND HIS NECK.
LORRAINE: We were just watching Attack of the Killer Team Mascot Part II, The Homecoming Massacre.
HAWK: You know I still say you look like that cheer leader that just got devoured.
JACK: Oh I'm sure that's just an amazing coincidence, right?
JENNIFER IS STUDYING THE SCREEN.
LORRAINE: Oh will you look at the time? It's way past your bedtime Hawkie. Come on let's get you tucked in nice and comfy.
JACK: Yes. Night you two.
HAWK: Night you
JACK: Well I guess I'll be heading off for bed myself. (Beat) Are you coming?
JENNIFER: I'm going to make a quick phone call.
JACK: Okay, suit yourself.
JACK GOES TO THE BEDROOM.
SCENE NINE: JENNIFER CALLS DESIRÉE. SHE IS NOT THERE BUT JENNIFER LEAVES A MESSAGE TO SAY THAT THE PREDICTIONS ARE COMING TRUE. SHE THEN SITS DOWN AND GETS OUT HER DIARY. SHE UNLOCKS IT AND WRITES IN THE DAY'S HAPPENINGS.
MEANWHILE HAWK WATCHES FROM CORNER OF THE ROOM.
[Transcribed by Carol
added material by Sally A. Wilson]