date February 8th, 2001]
ONE: PARIS, THE CORONATION.
plots are unfolding at once. Sami is in disguise, trying
to spy on Austin and Greta, and is getting help from Brandon
Walker to get back a tape so she can fight Kate for custody
of her son Will -- Brandon married Angela Moroni to help
Sami and to also get close to her father wanting to be part
of his family -- but Brandon is in love with Sami. Lexie
has come to discover that her adopted son Isaac, is not
the child of drug addict/alcoholic Margo, but is in fact
Hope's. She knows her father Stefano had Margo murdered,
and had the babies switch, so that he could raise John Black's
son, and mold him to be grandson and man. Kate has teamed
up with the gangster Moroni to get rid of Victor. Moroni
and his men are also planning on attacking the Coronation
guests. Charles, one of Greta's people, has turned on her
and plans on assassinating her, feeling she is unworthy
to take over the title -- she was not the biological daughter
of the former prince; her mother is Gina a thief who had
had a hot and heavy affair years before with John. Gina
for a time took over Hope's identity. And it was through
memories of Gina and John's past, implanted in a brain chip,
that Hope had sex with John on a sub, during his honeymoon
to Marlena.. All hell is about to erupt, one Greta is official
crowned. All hell is about to break loose.
TWO : PARIS, THE CORONATION.
has just surprised Jennifer by appearing at the Coronation.
He has asked her to dance. Jack extends his arm out, in invitation
to dance. He is sure that he can win over over with his charm.
Dance with me Jennifer.
Wow, you do a very convincing imitation of a gentleman, Jack.
Too bad I know better.
Is that anyway to talk to your ex-husband, love of your life,
father of your child--
flashes him a look.
On the other side of the room, Hope walks up to Lexie Carver.
Is that Jack?
If it is (Both watching Jack and Jennifer, confused) Jennifer
doesn't seem too thrilled to see him, does she.
continue to observe Jack and Jennifer, but are interrupted
by Stefano, Lexie's father. Hope is not happy to be in such
close proximity to him.
THREE: THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Be mad, be upset, but don't treat me like a stranger.
They are still arguing.
Don't you treat me like a fool (she slightly raises her voice;
then looks around embarrassed, hoping no one heard her). Did
you think that it would warm my heart to have you show up
in Paris out of the blue, stalk me at the airport, and drive
me completely nuts?Did it ever occur to you that I'm
here to have a good time and that you may ruin that good time.
And if you think about it, it's pretty rotten considering
if anyone of us deserves a good time, it's me.
(Unaffected by her remarks, not believing she is as mad as
she appears) Could you repeat that again, please.
listens and watches her intently, not believing anything
she has to say.
(Frustrated) Oooh, that's very funny, Jack. But you know what?
I am not laughing anymore. I am in Paris to enjoy myself,
to open myself up to new, and exciting things. If you
think I'm going to fall into your lap like some lovesick teenager,
you are out of your mind (turning away from him).
But how do you really feel?
Oh, yo.... you till think you're god's gift to the world,
don't you, Jack?
(Interrupting him) No, don't even answer that, because I know
the answer. Just leave this party, okay. Go see the Eiffel
Tower; maybe even jump off, and then go to wherever
you are living, and don't ever bother me again!
are interrupted by Hope, who seems genuinely happy to see
Oh, my gosh. I can't believe it.
(Answering her question that he is in fact Jack): Yes!
give each other a big, warm bear hug.
Yes, someone's (looking at Jennifer) happy to see
Well of course I'm.... (Looking at them realizing something's
up) happy to see you. Maybe I should give you two a few moments
Alone.... with Jack. No I'm fine, Hope. Thank you very
(To Hope) She's just crazy about me, can't you tell?
rushes off to find Jennifer. Leaving Hope alone, both confused
and amused by their behavior.
(To herself) Some things never changes. Do they (she
walks off too).
FOUR: A LIBRARY, THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jennifer is trying to get away from Jack. She finds an empty
room, a library or study. She puts her had on her stomach,
muttering to herself, affected by her recent interchange
with Jack. She sits down on a couch, to think about the
situation. At that moment, Jack enters the room.
(Stands up) Oh come on. You just don't get it do you, Jack.
Just because you finished mouthing off with me, doesn't mean
I'm finished with you.
(Taking her arm) Wait a minute--
Take (beat) your hands off me, right now.
immediately removes his arms, showing her he is no longer
I pull out all the stop to come to see you. I send you a letter,
which you don't even bother to read.
Oh, pleeeaassse, as if that would make a difference, Jack
(Getting angry) If we can't have a CIVIL conversation
that is (Getting louder) FINE. BUT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT OUR
DAUGHTER. WHERE IS ABIGAIL ANYWAY?
by his implication) Where do you think she is anyway? Do you
think she is holdup in some hotel on the Left Bank, Jack?
I want to see her now!
Then hop on a plane to Salem. That is her home.
(Furious) Not anymore!
What is that suppose to mean?
You had no right to take our daughter and leave Africa.
furious) I had every right to leave Africa. You damn
well know why.
just stares at her. Did he do something wrong? His expression
is hard to read.
FIVE: LIBRARY AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jennifer has just told Jack he knows why she left Africa,
implying it is something he did over there.
The whole time we were living in Africa you were just trying
to come up with a sure fire way to get rich without doing
a lick of work Jack.
That's not fair....
(Interrupting him) Oh, yeah, let's see: You sold some shares
in a copper mine in Zimbabwe, right; but so what that it went
bust in the 70s, 'cause that's not a problem. 'Cause then
we just move on to South Africa.
tries to get a word in to give his side of the story, but
she does not let him.
(Continuing with her list of grievances against him) Where
we market scuba gear. Which worked out really well cause then
you could do your surfing in Capetown, which I know you really
over each other.
Can't I enjoy myself, occasionally?
Oh, then you went to, where? Pretoria! Did you make any money
Well (About to answer her)--
(Interrupting) Or perhaps you did but were gone before anyone
could ask questions, right? And you criticize me for
taking our daughter out of the country (though she neglects
to mention the other reason she left, to Colin to Ireland)?
When her father's off gallivanting around, god knows where.
Everytime I turned around (She turns from him).
I was trying to support our family.
You were (facing him) living the high life and ducking out
of your responsibilities.
his hands) Same old song, isn't it. I tell you something,
the lyrics are getting very old. I'd recommend you download
Oh, I see. Oh, I see. This is the not so charming Jack
Deveraux (as she talks he becomes angrier, his eyes flare
up in suppressed anger). Because the argument is not going
your way, is it Jack. Because I am not laughing and smiling
at just how cute and adorable, and just plain lovable you
(Being flippant to mask his feelings) Is
this what the future holds for us? Trading insults whenever
we see each other at coronations.
I have no idea what your future holds, Jack. But I
am certain about mine and Abby's. And
now that we have unloaded a major piece of baggage.
There is no going back.
Did I say I want you back. That's the last thing I want.
is shocked by his statement. It appears she thought that
her remarks would hit Jack hard. She does not seem all that
happy by his remarks.
SIX: CORONATION; HOPE AND LEXIE CARVER
and Lexie talk about Jack and Jennifer. Hope tells Lexie
that there was a great deal of tension between them. Lexie
hopes they can settle their differences; especially for
Abby. Hope thinks that there should be other reasons for
a couple to want to stay together. Lexie then gets worried,
she knows that if anyone found out the truth about Isaac
they would take him away from her. She is also worried about
her growing tensions with Abe, who does not like her growing
closeness to her father Stefano.
SEVEN: LIBRARY AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
I am not here to get you back, Jennifer. I came to tell you
I want to see my daughter. You cannot keep me away from
has just told Jennifer he does not want her back. This shocks
Jennifer. She was certain that he would argue with her about
what she said.
does not believe what he is saying. She is sure that all
he did was because he wanted to get back together.
I.... Is that why you asked me to dance, Jack? Because you
thought I would let you see Abigail? Is that why you called
my hotel room pretending to be security? Is that why you crashed
(Not wanting her to know she is right) In fact, yes!
You are so transparent Jack.
Are you saying that I don't.... love my daughter?
Of course not. I'm saying you love yourself. You are the most
self-centered, egotistical, infru... does one have... Do you
have any idea now much I hate you.
(Hurt and furious) Did you say that to our daughter?
Did you (raising his voice) TELL ABIGAIL THAT YOU HATE HER
does not answer. She realizes she has hit him below the
I.... I.... tell you what.... I'm going to make an announcement
out there. I am going to make a royal proclamation
(puts his hands next to his mouth, forming a megaphone): JENNIFER
HORTON HATES PEOPLE!!!!!
No, I hate you. (Beat) And I am not doing this anymore.
I am done; we are done.
off. But Jack begins to mimic her voice and mannerism.
Just walk away (he hums something indistinguishable).
(Stops, her mouth agape) You had better stop, imi..... Jack
Deveraux. I am warning you. Stop that.
(Imitating her) " Stop that!"
sees Jennifer's lips are quivering. So he imitates her
quivering lips. And is excited, since he sees that as a sign
that despite all she has been saying, she still cares and
he affects her. He mimics her quivering lips by using his
fingers to make his lips quiver.
(Mumbling something) Don't do the lip. I mean it. You gave
me the quivering lip.
I am not letting up now.
runs after her.
EIGHT: A ROOM, AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
goes into another room at the palace, trying to run from
Jack. But Jack is hot on her trail, and follows her in.
Would you please just leave me alone.
Jennifer, you did it in Africa, and you're doing it again
Sheesh. Would you quiet down!
You are taking the coward way out.
I am a coward?.
they argue the man she danced with earlier that evening
enters the room.
Are you kidding
are talking over each other. Trying to out do the other.
They continue to talk over each other [It is difficult to
get the exact wording].
You are taking the cowards way--
I am not doing this. I cannot have this conversation.
(Referring to Jack) Is this man bothering you?
flashes Jack a smug expression.
NINE: A ROOM, AT THE CORONATION; JACK,JENNIFER, AND MAN.
man tries to be Jennifer's white knight. Much to Jack's
Has this man been bothering you?
Only for the last ten years. But I have finally come to my
senses. I realize now I can't even stand to be in his presence.
(Talking to Jack) The lady would like you to leave her alone.
(Hurt but defiant) Then she's going to have to say it to my
Like I haven't been saying it all night.
I am not going anywhere, Jennifer. Until we work this
each stare at each other defiantly; neither wanting to give
TEN: A ROOM, AT THE CORONATION; JACK, JENNIFER, AND MAN.
are still stubbornly holding their ground. While the man
watches on confused.
I am going to say this I hope for the last time....
I want you to leave-me-alone! You are out of my life
forever, and that is how I like it.
This isn't over yet Jennifer.
storms off. Jennifer watches him, not sure what he has planned.
The man asks Jennifer to dance again. She agrees. As she
walks out onto the dance area, she scans the room for Jack.
Who is nowhere to be seen. Jennifer and the man start to
dance as she nervously continues scanning the room -- she
she worried he will show up and do something, or is she
(despite what she says) worried that he really has left,
and does not want her anymore?