date February 9th, 2001]
ONE: THE CORONATION.
All the plots are about to explode. Moroni and his men
are setting up to fire on some of the guests, and kill
Victor. Victor meanwhile is plotting with Nicole. Charles
is trying to take aim at Greta, at the moment she is crowned.
TWO: THE CORONATION; JENNIFER AND MAN.
Jennifer is dancing with the man who "rescued"
her from Jack. Though she is not paying much attention to
him, she is scanning the room looking for Jack. He leaves.
She continues to scan the room for Jack. However, she does
not notice Jack, who has just walked up near her. He hesitates
but then continues to walk on.
THREE: THE CORONATION; JACK, JENNIFER, AND MAN.
Austin and Greta have discovered that the millions of
dollars for the orphans has disappeared. They do not
know what to do. Austin decides to talk to the compassion
of the guests and tell them what happened, and hope
that they will donate money. Jennifer is listening,
deeply moved and saddened.
That's awful (speaking softly)! I just can't believe it.
hand puts out a handkerchief to her. She looks over to
see who offered it to her. It is Jack.
(Pleased with himself) I knew you'd miss me.
hits him with the handkerchief, and then runs off. One
of the guests, stop and stares [he is played by David
Forsyth -- seen in background of photo -- who played
Hogan McCleary and Matthew's character's brother, on
Search for Tomorrow].
FOUR: A ROOM, THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jennifer is shocked to see Jack standing by her, she
had thought he had gone home and she was safe. Jack is
looking at her, pleased with himself. He is positive she
is glad that he did not leave, and that she is upset because
Oh, I know, have you been in Africa so long that you do
not understand English? How many times do I have to tell
you, you are not charming, you are not funny,
and most of all, you are not wanted. Alright,
so go, leave; go away from here, leave me alone; go out
of Paris, Vay con Dios. Hasta la vista. How
many different ways do I have to tell you?
How many ways (putting his handkerchief away) do I have
to tell you I want my daughter in my life?
Ah, that's all very poignant. But in case you haven't notice,
she is not here. So, if you are so anxious to see
Abby, get on a plane to Salem. She will be delighted
to see you.
Why are you doing this?
What, rejecting you?! Did you think I would act otherwise,
Jack? I came to run away from my problems, not run
smack into them. I came her to have a good time.
(A thought comes to him) And I made you cry.
(Surprised by his arrogance) You what?
Jus.... just now, I made you cry.
You made me cry, you think that you.... Ah (laughing)....
my gosh.... oh my gosh. I can't believe your huge, oversized
ego, Jack. I hate to bruise it, but all you do is make me
is confused, but does not completely seem to buy into what
she is saying.
No, I take that back.... you don't even do that anymore,
'cause you have ceased to be even remotely funny to me.
I was crying because there is no money for the orphans.
All you do.... all you make me feel is completely insane.
All you make me want to do is SCREAM!!!
just raises his eyebrow, not believing her protestations.
FIVE: A ROOM, THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jack and Jennifer are still arguing. Jennifer turns
her back to him.
It's not you....
Oh, it's not me, okay then who is it, Jack?
Th.... th.... the sarcasm, the belligerence. It's like you're
putting on some kind of act.
Oh, no Jack. It's not an act. In fact, you really should
take some credit for it, I mean all those years with you,
I learned from Mr. Selfish and Belligerence himself.
(Trying for a new tactic, he puts his hands up) Bu....,
ah... Okay, how about we just, un.... set aside this for
a moment, the sparing, the trading of insults, just long
enough to get down what's really important here,
and that is the fact (beat) that I love my daughter.
When it is convenient, yes.
(Interrupting him) When you can fit her into your schedule.
It's wonderful (mimicking Jack) "Oh Abby, my little
playmate, let's go play." Yeah, for ten minutes,
and then you're gone, and you're selfish and irresponsible,
and no one knows where you are, and then it is, "Abby
goes to leave.
No, that.... that is not true. That is not true.
It's "Abby who?" The Child.
follows her. Jennifer stops outside the door.
That is even not REMOTELY FAIR!
"The Child." She doesn't even have a name, Abby.
No.... no.... and while we are talking about selfish and
irresponsible? How about you, taking a daughter away from
her father. Running away to who knew where -- though I happen
to know for a fact that it was Ireland -- without even so
much as a farewell note. YOU TOOK MY DAUGHTER AWAY FROM
And for a very good reason. And believe me, I have more
than one good reason.
(Talking over her, angry, and talking loudly) NO, NO, NO....
THERE ARE NOT "GOOD REASONS" TO DEPRIVE
ME OF MY DAUGHTER. MY FLESH AND BLOOD. NOW INTEAD
OF CRITCIZING ME, AND ATTACKING MY FAULTS, WHY DON'T WE
LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING FOR A MINUTE. TELL ME HOW
THE HELL you can do this, what were you thinking? I....
I think you owe me that, at least.
(Slightly ashamed, but not giving in to him) I don't
owe you anything. I am not your wife anymore, and I will
never be your wife again. In fact you make me sick.
goes to leave, but Jack's body is in the way, stopping
her. She steps back.
SIX: A HALLWAY AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
and Jennifer are in a heated and hurtful argument over
(Trying to calm down, speaking more calmly) This is not
about (trying to calm down, speaking more calmly) how
effect you, Jennifer. That is irrelevant at this point--
No, you're irrelevance, at this point. Well, except
to yourself, obviously to whom you are the center of the
universe, larger than life, the star of the movie,
Jack; where all of us are mere extras in your world.
(Affected by her hard blows) I.... I would like to set aside
some time, where we could sit down and have a civil
conversation about our child, regarding custody of
(Shocked) Are you kidding me.... are you kidding? Do you
think.... Do you think that if you speak in this
tone of voice, and if you put on this mature act -- and
believe me, I know that you are acting....
becomes sarcastic again, hurting Jack. Though she seems
worried that Jack may in fact sue for custody.
(Sarcastic) ....then I'll whip out my datebook and go, "Oh,
yes, Jack, I'll meet a week from Tuesday at Tuscany, at
5 PM." But the problem is I will have been sitting
there until 9 PM -- wait, no. I wouldn't, I will have left
at 5:05, because I have learned my lesson. So, is
never good for you? NEVER!
is trying to remain calm. He is trying to hold back his
emotions, his anger. But he is angry, and most of all hurt
by her words.
Abby needs me. I love her; and she loves me.
Then you better find yourself a good lawyer, because as
far as I am concerned, Abby is my child, you have
given up you're rights as her father.
is furious, but holds back his anger.
SEVEN: HALLWAY AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER
Jennifer and Jack's fight has grown more nasty. Jennifer
has just told Jack he has given up all rights to Abigail,
Jack is livid.
NOW YOU HAVE DONE IT.... YOU HAVE CROSSED
THE LINE, JENNIFER--
(With an annoying tone) Oh my goodness, you're deciding
to take the moral high ground, aren't you? You are sooo
Abigail is our daughter, not just yours, no matter
how much you you like it. She has a mother and a
father. And if I have to get an attorney to work out a custody
agreement. In fact, I'll go as far as to return to Salem
What? In your dreams, Jack. In your dreams.
turns away from him.
NO.... NO.... I will make it a reality. All I have to do
is get a plane ticket.
(Trying to pretend this does not bother her) Okay, that's
fine. That's just fine. But you know what, I will
not be on that flight with you, because if you think I would
get on a flight home with you -- on a flight anywhere
with you -- you are certifiable.
say nothing. Jennifer storms off.
(Thinking out loud) Her flight number.... gotta get her
is determined to follow her back to Salem, and be on the
same flight as she is.