Episode Ten: Trying to Cross a Rope-Bridge
Jennifer Falls into a Ravine; Jack Is Unable to
Save Her; Brokenhearted He Remembers Their Past.
[Air date July 23rd, 2004]
JACK: God! Oh my God, Jennifer!
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....
JACK: JEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFFFEEEEERRRRR! (Searching for a sigh, desperately) JEEEENNNIIIFFFEERR!
JACK: Jennifer? JEEEENNNIIIIFFFEERRR! (His voice cracking) CAN YOU HEAR ME?
JACK: Think, Deveraux, think!
JACK: I've.... I've got to come up with some way to find her! (Panting) She's (his voice cracking from the emotion) gotta be down there. She....
JACK: ....I've an idea. It's risky, but it's about the only chance to save her. It's the only chance.
JACK: I've just going to.... (grabbing the vine) hang from the vine (looking down) and lower myself to the bridge. Then I can lower myself into the ravine. I can....
JACK: Oohhhh, damnit! (Frustrated) Oh....
JACK: Think! Deveraux, think!.... (He uses the other post to get up) ....outside the box. (Looking around) What can you use?
JACK: I got it (quickly unbuckling his belt), okay!
JACK: (His voice is horse and weak) HANG IN, JENNIFER!
JACK: IF YOU CAN HEAR MY VOICE, HANG IN THERE! I'M COMING!
JACK: (Cont.) I'M GOING TO HOOK THAT THING .I'M COMIN'! Ah! (Looking over to where Jennifer might be) LISTEN, (still working on the vine) WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH.... (still working on the vine) TOO MUCH! TO (Voice) LOSE EACH OTHER NOW!
JACK: Ahh! All right....
JACK: Oh, come on.... ( getting it looped around) Okay. (Shouting to her) ALL RIGHT! (Weak) HERE I COME!
JACK: (Trying to convince himself) This will do it! This will do it! Okay!
JACK: Ahhh.... Okay.... Alright. Come on.
JACK: Okay.... You're close! And....
JACK: Oooh... damnit!
JACK: Okay, one more time. One more time. This time we're gonna do it!
JACK: (Straining) And, ahhh.... Ah. Gotcha! Gotcha! Come on!
JACK: Auggh, come on! Ooohh, no!
JACK: haha, (looking at the stick and belt) oh.... (in frustration he hits them against him). Oh....
JACK: Okay, (getting up) I gotta.... I gotta find a way....
JACK: JENNIFER, uhhh....
JACK: Ah.... eh.... eh....
JACK: Ahhh, Oh....
JACK: Ah, what the.... (he takes it and looks at it horrified) Ah, oh (nearly in tears, his voice cracking from the fear and pain) Jennifer? Jennifer!
JENNIFER: Why do you keep fighting me Jack? Why can't you just give in to what you want?
SHE WALKS TOWARDS HIM AND HE BACKS UP AWAY FROM HER.
JENNIFER: No you don't.
JACK: I want to be alone.
JENNIFER: You want me to be with you. You don't want to be alone. You want me to be with you. You're just too afraid to say it Jack.
JACK: You're putting words in my mouth.
JENNIFER: Oh really! Then let's see if your body can do the talking Jack, okay.
SHE WALKS UP BEHIND AND PUTS HER ARMS AROUND HIS CHEST RUNNING HER HANDS UP AND DOWN. JACK IS NERVOUS, AND TRIES TO STRUGGLE, BUT HE DOES NOT DO *THAT* GOOD OF A JOB. JACK DOES NOT MIND DESPITE OF WHAT HE DOES OR SAYS.
JACK: Oooooh! While your fingers do the walking.
SHE SPINS HIS ROUND TO FACE HER.
JACK: I don't want this.
JENNIFER: You don't want this, really?
JACK: Yes, really! I mean no.
JACK: You know I don't .... I don't express my feelings very well. I don't put into words.
JENNIFER: It's okay. It's alright because you already said it.
JACK: No I didn't. You said it. I just agreed with what you said. (Very emotionally) I just....love you .... Jennifer. I love you.
JENNIFER SMILES AND JACK TAKES HER IN HIS ARMS AND BEGINS TO KISS HER PASSIONATELY. HE LIES HER DOWN IN FRONT OF THE FIRE. A SHOT OF THEM IS SUPERIMPOSED WITH THE BLAZING FIRE, AS THEY BEGIN TO MAKE LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Jack then recalls his Santa proposal, Christmas morning 1990.
JACK:No, no, I'm checking my list and checking it twice to see if you've been naughty or.... well speaking of checking.... oh Mr. Deveraux wanted me to check on my time and see if you had an answer to his.... his little question.
JACK: Ah yes, so I'm asking for him.... ah.... wou.... wou.... wou.... wou.... wou.... would you marry him?
JACK: Jennifer, I.... I give you this ring as a token and a pledge.... of our constant faith and abiding love.
HE SLOWLY SLIDES THE RING ON HER FINGER. JENNIFER HANDS CARLY HER FLOWERS AND TAKES JACK'S RING.JENNFIER: Jack, I give you this ring as a token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love.
MINISTER: You may kiss the bride now.
JACK: Thank you.
JACK SLOWLY FOLDS BACK HER VEIL AND LOOKS AT HER WITH LOVE IN HIS EYES.
JACK: Jennifer, Jennifer.
JACK: Would you stop beating around the bush. Just spit it out.
JENNIFER: Okay, this is my surprise for you. (Beat) I'm pregnant!
JACK: I mean I thought.... I thought she was down for the night, upstairs.
JENNIFER: She just woke up a few minutes ago. She wasn't really crying. She was just a little hungry. There we go.
JACK: (His voice cracking, filled with emotion) I promised myself I would.... bring this back to you....
JACK: (Cont.) and we would be together again!
JACK: (Crying) And we are! We're here, you're here with me. And now I promise you, I will never let you go! Ever!
Jack comes out of his remembrances. He crying over the joy of their past wonderful moments together, and distraught that Jennifer may have fallen to her death, and there. Jack opens it, and brushes away with his finger and then blows on it to get rid of some some dirt on the photo. Very emotionally he pours out his heart, his voice is weak from being so ill, and is filled with pain from fearing the worst.
JACK: You taught me.... about being a man! (Trying not to cry he pauses) about (his breaks) love! Family! Being a husband! Father! (Looking at the locket) I'm not going to let you go, Jennifer! (Crying) I am not going to let you go!
Jack crying kisses the locket. He closes his eyes tightly, crying, he again kisses it with great love.
JACK: I'm coming to join you, Jennifer. (His eyes close) We'll be together forever. I love you.