FIVE: BALLROOM AT THE CORONATION; JACK, SAMI, JENNIFER, AUSTIN,
GRETA, AND BO AND HOPE.
and Hope are dancing. Hope sees Jennifer standing alone. Hope
feels bad for Jennifer, especially since she and Bo are so happy.
She wonders if Jennifer and Jack have a chance, despite what
Jennifer says. Bo tells her that after all the time he spent
with her in Ireland, unfortunately, he does not.
Jack is with Sami. He is motioning as if dancing, trying to
spy on Jennifer, who is across the room from him. Sami is talking
with a very bad accent.
Well, so, perhaps, I think it would be better if I said that we
won't be able to dance.
across the room Jennifer tilts her head to see Jack;
she stares at him. Jack takes this as a signal. He takes Sami.
Shall we Madame?
takes her and drags her across the dance floor. Causing Sami to
moan and groan. He takes Sami to a place where he has a better
view of Jennifer, and starts to dance with her. He chuckles.
then thinking to himself) Could I have picked a more unusual
tries to be charming. He slightly shudders at her, then frowns.
Like Jack, she is preoccupied, trying to spy on Austin and Greta.
(Talking to Sami) You're very lovely tonight (she chuckles), Madame.
I am Jack Deveraux, and you are?
Madame De Witt (not wanting to talk to Jack).
Unusual accent, can't quite place it. You are from?
(More concerned watching Greta and Austin) Europe.
Hahahaha. Quite a sense of humor you have Madame (It takes a moment,
but he Gets the pun) De Witt.
Perfect name for you -- De Witt.
chuckle. At that moment she grabs Jack and drags him across the
dance floor, so as to be right next to Austin and Greta. Causing
Jack to groan and moan.
wait a minute.... owww... ohhh..
pull up next to Austin and Greta. She is talking about how
much she loves this dance with him. "The most amazing
dance of her life." She talks about her relationship
with Eric Brady, and goes on and on about how happy she is
with him (Austin). This causes Sami to be livid from jealousy.
(Speaking softly but loud enough for Jack to hear) Oh, Dammit.
Did I step on your foot.
(Trying to ditch Jack) Oh, yes!
stomps on Jack's left feet, then the his right, causing Jack
to groan in pain.
think dancing is not the thing for either of us. Pardone
walks off, Jack is groaning in pain limping on both feet.
thank you very much.
SIX: THE CORONATION; KATE ROBERTS, GANGSTER MORONI, AND HIS
Kate is getting nervous and having second thoughts about
killing Victor. Moroni has other plans. He gives her a doctored
drink which knocks her out. He is going through with his plans
to kill Victor, and to have a massacre at the Coronation. His
men take an unconscious Kate outside, and dump her on the lawn.
SEVEN: BALLROOM AT THE CORONATION; JACK, JENNIFER, AUSTIN, AND
John and Austin are talking when the see Jennifer. She and
Austin hug. They are surprised to see her at the Coronation. She
tries to avoid some of their questions. John leaves. Jennifer
asks Austin what is the story with him and the Princess. At that
moment, Jack walks up to them, still limping. As they talk it
is obvious that Austin is not one of his favorite people (going
back to just before Jack left, when Austin was spending all his
time with Jennifer). Jennifer is slightly frustrated to see Jack
pop up, yet again.
I was dancing--
(Interrupting him) Not wise at your age. You know you should really
take it easy.
to avoid her barbs) This clumsy old lady nearly crippled me.
Well, when I saw Jen without you, I, uh, (stumbling over his words,
not knowing what to say) I figured (realizing he better leave
things alone).... never mind
stares at Austin. Then Jennifer looks at Jack, and they then stare
at each other.
I am glad I'm wrong. So, why didn't I get an invitation to the
her) There was no wedding.
And there never ( she looks at Jack and she at him) will
(Confused but not wanting to get involved) I'm sorry, I really
am. I mean.... you two were so happy when you left Salem.
and Jennifer look at each other, affected by this; hurting,
realizing that they were happy when the left, and that something
happened to change it.
(Emotional) Excuse me (She walks off).
Man Jack, last time you left her with a sick kid. Now what did
you do this time?
(Hating him) Go to hell, Austin (He walks off).
EIGHT: BALLROOM AND BALCONY AT THE CORONATION; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jack is following Jennifer, he has a glass of Champagne
in his hand.
I cannot take this anymore.
I can make it end.
Can we just (beat) go somewhere.... alone?
at Jack, staring into his eyes.
A short while later, they walk outside.
this is as alone as I am going to get with you, Jack Deveraux.
(Sighing) I thought I made my intentions clear, I am here to help
our daughter. If you can't bring yourself think of her needs first--
Wait a minute, why do you think I'm here?
I'll bite, why?
Jack and Jennifer seem to hope there is another reason that they
want to be in each other's presence.
(Pauses) You go first.
(Pausing too) Do you think we could go someplace that's not so
cold and talk.
Alright, fine. Fine, let's go.... let's go but some where and
then we'll talk.
Good (About to finish his Champagne).
a minute, what are you doing with that.
(Stops before taking a sip) I... suppose clearer heads should
tosses his drink over the balcony, not noticing an unconscious
Kate, below. The drink lands on her face, causing her to stir.
Jack motions to Jennifer, to go first, and she does. He follows.
They leave just in time, because moments later all hell breaks
loose at the Coronation.
TEN: A PARIS CAFÉ; BO AND HOPE, AND JACK AND JENNIFER.
and Hope have snuck away from the Coronation. Bo spots Jennifer,
but does not see Jack, he just sees his back, so he thinks she
is with a man. Hope thinks maybe her cousin found a count afterall.
Then they see that it is Jack. Bo sarcastically says that Jack
is "A count he ain't." Hope thinks this is a good
sign. She wants Bo to tip the waiter to get the accordionist
to play La vie en rose for Jack and Jennifer; and then
who knows, but the end of the night they will be reunited
Jack and Jennifer are about to be seated at their table, across
the room from Bo and Hope. Jack tries to help Jennifer sit down,
by helping her with her chair; but she pulls away. He then galantly
motions for her to sit, and then sits himself..
I cannot wait for this night to be over so I never will
have to see you again.
(Jack is not bothered by this) Now you are not making any
I don't want to make sense. I want to get away from you.
her, he does not look like he believes what she is saying, and
he obliviously is still very much in love. He then calls for the
Garçon, two mineral waters, please.
(Calling back the waiter)
That's Spanish, or Italian.
(Ignoring Jack's comment's, speaking to the waiter) I want Champagne
please. The best you have.
Mais oui, tout de suite.
waiter is happy over their change in order, and rushes off.
Jack looks at Jennifer with a knowingly look.
You don't want Champagne.
Don't tell me what I want or don't want.
You want to prove me wrong.
I don't have to prove you wrong because you are wrong all
the time and will you take off that stupid mustache?
yanks off the false mustache, causing Jack to groan.
ELEVEN: A PARIS CAFÉ; JACK AND JENNIFER.
Jack is still hurting from having his faux mustache removed. He
is rubbing the area above his upper lip and is also trying to
get rid of the theatrical glue.
You know, you listen, Jack -- or at least you look like
you listen -- but you don't really hear me do you?
That is why we came her, to talk, to listen, to--
(Interrupting) No, we are here because you manipulate me (Jack
sighs). That is not the start of a good, open discussion....
(Frowning) You know, there's another way to look at it.
looks at him. He is sincere, and obviously very much in love.
She stops sipping her Champagne and looks at him.
I'd do anything to be with you.
You do anything to get your own way, and right now you
want something from me.
(Sarcastically) And I'm the Queen of Sheba.... Now you listen
to me, you really listen, I want you out of my life.
That can never be, Jen. Abby ties us together forever.
(Beat) Unless of course you are willing to give her up.
(Horrified) I will never.... do you hear me, I will never.
That's exactly how I feel, never give her up. And I won't
let you cut me from her anymore.
What do you mean "Cut you off," you are the one that
left us, do you remember that?
Excuse me.... you are the one that took Abby and went to Ireland...
Which is what we never talked about. What happened in Ireland?
And Jen believe me this time I will listen.
I left Ireland, because I wanted Abby to be with her family.
TWELVE: A PARIS CAFÉ AND ALICE'S KITCHEN, SALEM; JACK,
JENNIFER, AND ABBY.
Jennifer has not answered Jack's
question about Ireland. The accordionist is playing the Vie
You know I've evaded enough questions in my lifetime to know to
recognize the technique.
Oh, and as true as that statement may be Jack, you still have
no right to interrogate me.
And now we shift to righteous indignation, but you still haven't
answered the question, what happened in Ireland?
Look that is none of your business.
If Abby needs family you're looking at her father.
You know, I have been with you for just a few short hours, and
I am already tired, do you know that? It's just the same as always,
isn't it Jack. It's--
is going to continue and Jack is about to respond when her cell
phone rings. Both are surprised and slightly concerned. Jennifer
answers her phone.
is Abby, she is in her pajamas, in Alice's kitchen, it is the
middle of night.
(Concerned) Abby.... Oh Baby, are you okay? I.... Is Granma okay?
Jack hears that it is Abby his face lights up he is excited,
like a little boy expecting a toy.
Everything is fine.
is relieved. Jack reaches for the phone and begs Jennifer to let
him talk to his daughter.
Jen.... Jen let me talk.... let me Jen, let me talk to her....
can hear his voice and is expectant and so excited that her
father might be there.
Daddy? Is Daddy there.
is reluctant to let Jack speak to her.
Ah, yes h.... he is but you know, ah.
is pleading with her to let him talk. Finally he takes the phone
from her. He does a Cary Grant imitation when talking to Abby.
When Abby hears his voice she is overjoyed.
(With accent) Hello, is this Abigail Deveraux who owes me 3 shillings
for services rendered.
is enjoying Jack's jokes. Jennifer groans and cradles her head
in her hand.
Daddy, I missed you.
I missed you Pal. But I'm, coming home.
Really. I don't want you dating any of those boys in your class,
there is no boy alive that is in your class.
There is this boy I like, kind of.
cannot help herself, she is moved by the scene. And smiles at
Jack and Abby's conversation.
Ee..... Does he make a lot of money? What does his parents do?
Is he really really really really top drawer? Does his chauffeur
take him to gym class. Does he uh--
gets disgusted by Jack's concern with money, though it is obvious
he is just teasing. She snatches the phone away from him before
he can say anymore or even good bye to Abby.
(Talking to Abby) Baby. Hi, it's Mommy Honey, ah, now you remember
that it doesn't make a difference how much money someone has,
right Baby, right?
Of course not, Daddy's just kidding. You know that.
looks at Jack, she is still not so sure.
(Talking to Abby but looking at Jack) Oh of course Daddy is kidding.
Baby you go to sleep. I love you. Good night.
hangs up. Jack smiles at her, with great love. As he talks to
her, he takes her hand. She does not resist.
It doesn't make sense Jen. We have everything in the world that
matters. Doesn't make sense to be unhappy.
looks down at their hands. But looks a bit sad. Though more
THIRTEEN: A PARIS CAFÉ; JACK, JENNIFER, BO, HOPE, A MAN
FROM THE CORONATION.
is trying to tell Jennifer that she should be happy. He is holding
her hand, and she has yet to pull back. But she obvious is affected
by something. Suddenly she pulls her hand away, and tries not
to be moved by what he is saying.
Do you really want to do this? Through lawyers? Do you think that's
best for Abby.
then a man stumbles into the café, he is wearing a tux,
and is bloodied, obvious one of the causalities from the Coronation.
(Groaning) Anyone, Help.
and Jennifer turn around, he comes towards them and then go
Oh, my word.
Where are the police?
Are you okay?
wait a minute.
Why won't anyone help me.
Oh my word. What happened. Bo do something.
and Bo rush over to them. Everyone is talking at once [It is
hard to get the exact wording and who says what].
Terrorists, they opened fire.
What? Oh my gosh we have to help.
Gunfire at the Coronation?
It's like a battlefield in there.
Alright, just hold on (trying to help him).
Oh, my gosh, Shawn, Bo (terrified with fear for her son).
I'm holding.... I'm holding.
gang try to help him. Shocked and worried about the rest of
their family and friends who are still at the Coronation.
ONE: THE CORONATION; VARIOUS PEOPLE.
At the Coronation Angela Moroni got shot, and died, trying to
protect her husband Brandon. Her father, realizing he is to blame
commits suicide. Victor was murdered, though it appears he may
have figured out what was planned by Kate, and did something.
John Black has been wounded and is in serious condition. And Princess
Greta was shot several times, and is in critical condition. Scores
of other guests are dead or in surgery. However, Shawn, and the
rest of the Salemites are fine.
TWO: A PARIS HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM; JENNIFER, HOPE, AND YOUNG
Hope and Jennifer are worried about the fate of their friends
and family. Jennifer thinks she should call Alice, but she does
not want to worry her. They should think positive Hope tells her.
Hope asks about Jack. Jennifer gets defensive. She did not want
him here with her. Hope reminds her that Jack is "the father
of her daughter." Jennifer tells her that fact "makes
her sad for Abby." Hope is surprised by this. She reminds
her about all that love for all those years that she and Jack
shared. Jennifer says that she and Jack are different than she
(Hope) and Bo are. She tells Hope that she and Bo have loved each
other all their lives. But she and Jack just do not get along
and they have such different views of the world, and how to raise
Abby. Hope tries to explain to her that she and Bo have had their
problems and that they do not always agree, but they try. And
that is important to try, and to make a commitment. She and Bo
are not perfect [Of course Jennifer does not realize that JT is
not actually Bo, and that Hope Believes he is John's]. Jennifer
gets very emotional. Hope apologizes. Though she then tells Jennifer,
how would Jennifer feel had she fought with Jack and said something
mean to him, then he turned out to be one of the people hurt in
the bloodbath. How would she feel if he were in surgery or if
she were not sure he would die. Jennifer gets even more upset.
She is near tears. Hope tells her that this is proof that she
still cares. Jennifer does not want to answer that. Then she starts
babbling about always picking the wrong man. And how men always
hurt her. She only wants to be happy. Hope finally realizes that
Jennifer means someone other than Jack. She wants to know if Jennifer
recently was involved with a man who hurt her. Jennifer gets even
more emotional and evasive. Before Hope can pressure her more,
Shawn rushes in with bad news. He will not tell her, since Bo
wants to do so. They rush out following him.