Episode Nine: Trying to Find Some Food
for Jennifer, Jack Falls into a Pit; He Convinces
Jennifer to Leave Him and Find Help.
[Air date July 20th, 2004]
JACK: You're still alive! (Panting) you're alive. But you're burning up. Oh....
JACK: Oh.... (He touches it again) I've got to do something. I've got to help you (placing his hand on her arm). Jennifer? (One hand still on her forehead) You're on fire. I've gotta....
JACK: ....help. I've.... I've got.... Oh... I'v gotta.... I've got....
JACK: S.... Staa.... St...eve.... [I swear the next word sounds like "Steve," but there is no CC to be sure]. Ahh....
JACK: ....what?(Seeing it) Ohhh! Oh. (Picking it up) Jennifer, I gott....
JACK: Ohhhh.... Ohhh.... Oh.... (noticing her jacket) Wait a minute, Jennifer....
JACK: (Cont.) I....
JACK: (Cont.) Ha.... ....it's water! Haa.... It's water!
JACK: (Cont.) ....Jennifer, (twisting over her) feel i.... Can you feel the water? It's water.
Jennifer slowly comes too. Wiping her face where Jack sprinkled her with water.
JACK: (Cont.) ....Feel it? Feel it, Baby. Can you feel it? Can y....
JACK: It's water.
JENNIFER: Oh, Jack! Oh, (caressing his face and placing her hand on his arm) oh thank God you're alive.
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Oh thank God!
JACK: (Shaking his head) No, no, don't talk.
JENNIFER: Thank God!
JACK: Don't talk!
JACK: (Cont.) Just calm. Calm, we gotta conserve strength. All right?
JACK: (Cont.) Save your strength.
JACK: (Cont.) ....Just save your strength. (Handing her the wet jacket) Hold on to this. T.... I.... I.... I'm going to have to go, I'll get you some food: Bananas or some coconut milk.
JACK: All right? Does that sound all right.
JENNIFER: (Jennifer nods her head; she in a soft voice, resulting from her illness) Yeah.
JACK: Good. (Looking around) I gotta figure where we are. Find away back.
JENNIFER: (Confused by his remarks) What, back where? Back where?
JACK: (Looking at her, equally confused) Back to.... Well, (gesturing) back where I came from. I gotta f.... f.... find back where we came from. Okay? I'll be back. (Pointing to the jacket) You just hold on to that, okay.
JACK: Stay calm, Stay calm. Please stay. All right? Okay.
JENNIFER: Jack, (leaning towards him; her eyes still closed) Could you, (opening her eyes) could you get me some watermelon. Watermelon sounds really good.
JACK: Wha.... I can't get you.... I.... (realizing there is no use to pointing out the illogic of what she asked) All right, watermelon!
JENNIFER: (Nodding her head, pleased; barely audible) Yeah....
JACK: Got it!
JACK: Okay.... watermelon.
JENNIFER: (Lying back down, sleepy) Okay....
JACK: Stay right there!
JACK: (Trying to stand up) I've got to find a watermelon. (Standing) watermelon....
JACK: Watermelon.... watermelon....
JENNIFER: Jack? (Frowning) Jack?!
JACK: Oh, Jack? Ah.... (Getting up) Ugh....
JENNIFER: Oh, Jack. (Holding her stomach) Jack?
JENNIER: Oh, my.... gosh (she walks around frantically having seen something; moving aside plants).... Jack!
JENNIFER: Jack, are you okay?
JACK: (Sounding funny, probably because of the dirt in his mouth) I don't know. I jus.... Let m.... Let me.... take an inventory.
JENNIFER: (Concerned) Wa.... did you break anything?
JACK: I.... jus.... (his eyes closed; holding his hand out silencing her) give me a chance I'll find out. And.... don't come down (gesturing with his hand and finger) until I do! All right, stay right there! All right?
JACK: All right. Ohhhhh (groaning).
JACK: Nothing broken. (Still twirling around his wrists) No, (putting out his hand) okay, here I come. I'm climbing up....
JENNIFER: All right.
JACK: (Cont.; the sound of his voice he seems to be talking more to himself to get the power to climb up than talking to Jennifer) I'm climbing up!
JENNIFER: All right... just b.... be.... be careful!
JACK: I know! Be careful.
JENNIFER: Be careful!
JACK: (Repeating) Be careful!
JACK: (Groaning) Ohhhh..... Oh.
JENNIFER: (Putting her hand out, futilely trying to help) Oh, Jack, Jack I said to be careful!
JACK: I know. I know.... I know.
JENNIFER: All right, listen, (gesturing with her hand)Ah.... I'm going to get a vine and I'm going to try.... ah.... to make a make a rope, like you did for me. And I'm going to rescue you.
JACK: No, no, no, Jennifer, No! You've got to save your strength. You got to go find help.
JENNIFER: (Speaking louder) What are you talking about?.... I am not leaving you! (Stopping, realizing what he just said) Wai.... What do you mean.... find help? Is there someone else on this island?
JACK: (Confused, thinking he had already told her, which he had) Didn't I tell you? (Now uncertain) Wait a minute.... maybe they broke through the force field by now?
JENNIFER: (Confused, thinking Jack is delirious) What are you talking about, Jack "A force field?" Wa.... Listen to yourself, (Concerned) you're delirious, Jack.
JACK: (Still lying on his back, his eyes closed) No, it's true. No.... (thinking to himself) No, I didn't tell you--
JENNIFER: WHAT?! Tell me what?
JACK: They're all alive!
JENNIFER: (More confused and certain Jack is delirious) Who!?
JACK: (His eyes open) All the victims of the Salem Stalker: (Enumerating with his fingers) Abe, Roman, Caroline--
JENNIFER: (Listening, trying to intellectualize what he is saying) What!
JACK: (Cont.) ....Doug, Victor, Alice. They're all--
JENNIFER: (Interrupting, her voice sounds a little upset) Jack, that is not possible!
JACK: Oh, you think that's impossible, you just wait, I'm going to tell you some things that you're really not going to believe!
JENNIFER: I can't believe it, they're all alive? An.... And they're being kept prisoners in.... in a replica Sa-lem? How is that.... pos-sible?
JACK: (Weak, shaking his head) I don't know. I don't think anyone knows. Unless.... unless, maybe Roman or Abe figured it out since I've been gone.
JENNIFER: (Looking down at him sadly, concerned by his present state) Listen to yourself you.... you.... you're just hallucinating and your getting weaker.
JACK: (Having a hard time remaining conscious) It's true.
JENNIFER: What's true? What, tha.... that you're hallucinating?
JACK: I'm getting weaker. Ha.... That's why you have to go.... you have to go get help (his eyes close). Ha.... (opening them) look at you,.... you could go into labor any moment.
JENNIFER: Wha.... wha.... (gesturing) what about tha.... tha.... that.... stupid force field, you were just telling me about, Jack, what if I run into that?
JACK: (Trying desperately to stay conscious) You.... just.... ha.... (motioning with his hand, his eyes close) follow the sun.... (trying to talk) keep heading west. 'Til you get to Salem.... or tow.... town that looks like Salem. (More groggy) I don't know, must be the only one on this island. Ha... (Squinting his eyes trying to continue speaking) Tell Abe,....tell Roman (opening his eyes) where I am.
JENNIFER: (Widening her eyes) And.... and where are you, Jack?! Wha.... What do I tell them? To just keep watching the moon and head east? I am not leaving you! Now (firmly gesturing) you.... you climb your butt out of here RIGHT NOW!
JENNIFER: COME ON, JACK!
JACK: (Too weak) I....
JENNIFER: COME ON!
JENNIFER: (Straining with him) Ah....
JACK: (Huffing and puffing, trying one more time) Okay!
ENNIFER: (Encouraging him) Come on!
JACK: All right!
JENNIFER: (Encouragingly) Okay!
JACK: Here I come! Here I come.
JACK: I.... I can't!
JENNIFER: (Not knowing what to do) Jack!.... Wai.... Jack!
JACK: I.... I....
JACK: (Emotionally, frustrated) I can't.... I can't.... I can't.... (Grimacing) No, you have to go! (Rubbing his eyes) Jennifer.... Nooowww! Goooo! Now! (Panting, raising his had) You're the only chance.... of survival for all three of us.
JENNIFER: Oh, my baby.
JACK: Jennifer, we're both weak; we're both sick. And now you're the only one who can go get us help.
JENNIER: Jack, look at me, look at me! I love you. I love you, and I am going to get help. I'm not going to let anything (shaking her head to emphasis what she is saying) happen to you! I swear on my love, Jack!
JACK: I know! Just go! (Patting he side of the pit, trying to keep a brave front with a slight smile) I'll be okay! (Motioning or waving) I'll be okay. Just go.
[Air date July 22nd, 2004]
JACK: Jennifer will get us out.... she'll find a way to get us out of here.
JACK: (Determined) I didn't come this far.... (determined to get up) to lose the woman that I love and my unborn child! In some god forsaken jungle.
Jack gets up. Jack finds some weeds and hangs onto them.
JACK: Ohh, (angry) who ever's done this, is gonna pay!
Scene Seven: John thinks about the stuffed bear and believes he knows where he saw it. He takes it to Sami's who freaks out upon seeing it. She knows for a fact that it was Will's bear, Marlena had given it to him, and he has prized it since he was very young. At Marlena's funeral Lucas put it in Marlena's coffin. Lucas is there and confirms this. Sami blames John for pulling some sadistic joke. John is more confused then ever. He wants to have Marlena's coffin exhumed. Sami is more horrified than before, and curses John. John is determined to find out what is going on.
Scene Eight: Back in the jungle Jack's arm emerges from the pit, we hear him groan as he musters all his energy to get free.
JACK: Hang on, Jennifer, (swallowing hard, and shaky his head) I'm coming to get you.... and our baby! (Grimacing as he tries to completely get free) I'm going to get us off this.... god forsaken island! (Jack pushes one last time and successfully gets free) Oh.... (Getting up) Here I come!
JACK: Jennifer? (Just then Jack squints as if seeing something) Jennifer! Oh, no!
JENNIFER: Oh my gosh, that sounds like Jack.
JENNIFER: No! No, no, just keep... Keep moving! Got to keep moving!
JENNIFER: Oh.... Oh, Jack, oh!
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Oh.... Oh, You.... You got out?!JACK: Don't move an inch! Stay where you are.
JACK: Jennifer, freeze!
JENNIFER: Ah, ah....