Episode Eleven: Jack, Sick and Broken
Hearted Contemplates "Joining" Jennifer;
Later Hope and Patrick Arrive, Jack
Takes Off to Find Another Way to Jennifer.
[Air date July 28th, 2004]
Scene One: Jack has apparently given up and decided to join Jennifer and their unborn, whom he believes have fallen to their deaths when the bridge collapsed. He still has the locket, wrapped around his fingers. He is not moving. However, his head slips, causing him to move. Slowly his eyes open, but they are dazed and he looks confused, and still very ill. He then flashes back to when Jennifer disappeared when the bridge broke.JACK: Jennifer!
Jennifer swings around, surprised and thrilled to see him.JENNIFER: Oh.... Oh, Jack, oh!
She starts to turn around to try and go back towards him.JENNIFER: (Cont.) Oh.... Oh, You.... You got out?!
JACK: Don't move an inch! Stay where you are.
The rope is just about to break. She stars slowly walking back to him.JACK: Jennifer, freeze!
The bridge gives a little, and Jennifer tries to keep her balance. Jack runs towards the bridge.JENNIFER: Ah, ah....
Jack notices just as the rope finally gives way.JACK: JENNNIFFERR!
The bridge finally gives way. Jennifer screams.JENNIFER: AAAAHHHHHHHH!!
Jack falls to the ground horrified, reaching out his arm in a vain attempt to save her, screaming in terror, gritting his teeth.JACK: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Back in the present, Jack closely examines the locket. He is very weak.JACK: No, Jennifer..... Jennifer....
Breathing heavily, he is able to sit up after some effort. He sees his belt, and looking at it, pants, in desperation. He lets out a little cry. Then looks down, again seeing how far down it is to the bottom.JACK: God.... oh....
He weaves, and his head and eyes roll back, he nearly falls over the edge.
Scene Two: He throws his hand over to the post, to prevent him from falling over. Then with a quick effort stands up. Leaning against the post, with a grunt, he puts his belt back on. He looks down again, it notices something. He smiles slightly, whatever he sees makes him happy. He squints trying to see better.JACK: Jennifer?
He blinks again to make sure he is not seeing things. He tilts his head and his face now beams. Sleepily, and with an expression of love he again mentions her name, no longer forlornly but with joy.JACK: Jennifer, is that you?
Jennifer is floating in the air a ways down the ravine. She is shrouded in a white mist, and is all in white. She smiles back, and raises her hand, her palm out stretched towards him.JENNIFER: Jack! It's all right. It's all right, I'm.... I'm at peace now, Jack. I'm so happy!
Jack stares at her his mouth agape, not knowing what to think. Jennifer is obviously a vision, is she really a spirit, is Jack hallucinating her, or is someone projecting her image as most have been down with the victims after the they where believe to have been killed.JENNIFER: (Cont.) 'Cept of course from missing you soo much! (Again she stretches out her hand to him) Come to me.... Come to me, my love! Be with me forever!
Jennifer smiles at him with great love. Jack thinks for a minute. He then takes the locket and puts it around his neck, and lovingly kisses it. Smiling, he takes a step towards her, towards the edge of the cliff; then another step. He takes a couple more, one of his feet is partially over the edge. He is just about to walk towards her, and in doing so fall to his death.
Scene Three: Meanwhile Hope has followed Patrick who has escaped. He is determined to find and save Jennifer. He refuses to say why but he keeps muttering that he is the only one who can save her. Finally Hope gets him to admit the truth -- or at least part of it. Hope asks him if he knew Jack, he admits that was a lie. He tells her that he had a big debt which he could not pay off. To save himself he had to go and get closer to Jennifer because someone or some people wanted to bring her down. He faked getting hit by her car, having waited for her to drive out. Then he pretended to be hurt and ingratiated himself to her good graces. Furious Hope belts him. He tries to convince her that he now feels guilty about it all. Jennifer's kindness changed his mind, and he is now determined to make amends. Hope is not so sure, but she knows they have to save Jennifer, so she agrees to trust him.
Scene Four: Jack ill, and maybe hallucinating, is about to step off the ledge and fall to his death, trying to follow a ghostly image of Jennifer. Jack hesitates. Again the spirit Jennifer reaches out her hand to him and calls him to join her in heaven.JENNIFER: Jack! Jack, come with me hurry! I have to be going soon.
JACK: (Weak) Jennifer, I'm coming. (With a big smile) Don't go without me!
Jack's feet are both partially over the edge, Jack then falls forward or steps forward, falling off the cliff.
Scene Five: Meanwhile John is talking to Sami, and Lucas about the teddy bear he found at Bo's. They insist that it was Will's, Marlena had given it to him when he was young, and Will wanted Marlena to have it in her coffin. John tries to convince her that they need to exhume the coffin, she gets violent. He goes to Bo for a court order, and she tags along protesting. John informs her that he was Marlena's husband, and she has not right to protest.
Scene Six: Apparently Jack has fallen off the cliff so as to join Jennifer in heaven. However, Jack is on the side of the cliff wall, just barely holding on. Jack slow pulls himself up. He groans the effort becoming more and more difficult after all he has suffered. He gets a grip, but his hand has nothing grab on to and it slips. He is now only holding on with one hand and that too is slipping. He is grimacing and straining trying to prevent himself from falling to his death. He no longer sees the vision of Jennifer which was trying to egg him on towards committing suicide.JACK: (Muttering to himself) Oh, no, no, no, no....
He gets a grip again, but his other hand slips, he appears to be completely losing his holding and slowly about to fall to his death.
Scene Seven: Meanwhile, Bo has been able to quickly get a court order to exhume the body. Sami is livid, and accuses John of being behind it all, and that John betrayed Marlena in the end. When they finally open the coffin they discover it empty. Sami really rails into him. John is shocked. He and Bo think that maybe some disturbed people, stole the body out of vengeance since Marlena was the Salem Slasher.
Scene Eight: Back in New Salem, Roman has tried to get Marlena to remember her last days. She remembers being buried alive, and screaming for help, but no one helped her. She then thinks back to being somehow transported; the finally ending up on the island. Abe then remembers that St. Luke's was a way station for the Underground Railroad. That from the church there were underground tunnels where the cemetery is. These tunnels and the church were used to hide the escaping slaves to freedom in Canada. Somehow the church is connected to how they arrived on the island.
Scene Nine: Grunting and groaning Jack is able to get himself back to safety. He collapses at the edge of the cliff. He squints as if he sees something. He strains to see better, and sees Jennifer a long distance below, lying unconscious on another ledge. Jack then lies down again, not sure if he is dreaming or not.JACK: Jennifer you are there! Thank God you didn't fall into the river. (Weakly trying to shout to here. JENNIFER!
Propping himself up. His voice weak and cracking.JACK: (Cont.) JENNIFER I'M COMING! I'M GOING TO COME TO SAVE YOU! (Thinking) I just wish I knew how. JENNIFER CAN YOU HEAR ME? (Whispering) Oh, please! Please don't be dead! (Almost in tears) I can't bare to lose you!
SceneTen: Back in RealSalem, at the funeral home, the mortician committs suicide before they can question him. Despite everyone, he believes that Hope is still alive. Things are moving closer to the Salemites realizing that something is up, and hopefully finding the victims.
[Air date July, 30th, 2004
Scene One: Jack has spotted Jennifer lying unconscious on a narrow ledge, over a rushing river, many feet below, on the side opposite to him. He is trying to figure out how to get down to her. Jack tries to get up, using post from the bridge.JACK: Jennifer! (Trying to shout to her, but his voice is weak) JENNIFER, IT'S JACK! (Standing up) I'M RIGHT HEAR. DON'T GIVE UP! THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH! YOU CAN'T GIVE UP NOW! (Pausing for a while, overcome with emotion). You can't! (Stumbling against the other post, his voice cracking) I'm right here!
Jack flashes back to the accident.
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: Oh thank god that ledge caught you. It shou.... in the bottom of the ravine and carried away by the rapids, but.... (wiping his mouth with his hand; he bends over the ledge and tries to call to her again) JENNIFER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ARE YOU CONSCIOUS? ARE YOU BREATHING? JENNNIFFERR! PLEASE! (Almost crying) Ah.... Please don't.... please be alive! Ah.... CAN YOU HEAR ME? GIVE ME A SIGNAL OF SOME KIND! (Gasping) Ha.... (Looking around) It's all right, IT'S ALL RIGHT, DON'T WORRY! IT'S OKAY, I'M GOING TO GET OVER THERE! SOME WAY OR OTHER I'M GOING TO FIND MY WAY OVER THERE, SOMEHOW! (Gesturing with his hand) DON'T WORRY! I'M GOING TO GET OVER THERE! (Talking to himself) S.... how the hell am I going to do this.
JACK: That's it. (Walking towards whatever it is ) That's it! A pole vault. Perfect! (He picks up a long stick) I'm going to do the poll vault. (Trying to size his jump, griping the pole) I'm going to make.... all right, (shouting to Jennifer) JENNIFER, I'M COMING! HERE I COME, JENNIFER! (His voice catches) HERE I COME. (Mumbling to himself) It's not going to work. (Screaming at himself) YES IT IS. (Shouting to Jennifer) I'M COMING! HERE I COME.
HOPE: JACK STOP!
JACK: HOPE? HOPE IS THAT YOU?
JACK: (Shouting more loudly now) JENNIFER'S BELOW (pointing downward) YOU! SHE'S BENEATH YOU! (Stilling motioning for them to look down) SHE'S DOWN THERE!
HOPE: I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
JACK: (Pointing) SHE'S BENEATH YOU! CAN YOU HEAR ME?
HOPE: (Shouting to Jack) WHAT HAPPENED. (Gesturing) SHE FELL. SHE WAS CROSSING THE ROPE BRIDGE AND IT COLLAPSED.
JACK: HURRY! YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
[Air date August 2nd, 2004]
JACK: (Muttering, looking down towards Jennifer) You have to hurry.... Please! (Looking across at Patrick and Hope, and shouting, is voice still weak) YOU HAVE TO SAVE JENNIFER AND THE BABY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! HURRY YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
JACK: HURRY, HOPE. (His voice breaks) HURRY!
JACK: HOPE, HANG ON!
JACK: Jennifer? JENNIFER?!
JENNIFER: Oh (She appears to have a headache) Jack? (Weak) Uh. (Trying to look towards Jack) Jack is that you?
JACK: (Cannot believe it, repeating what she said) "Is that you?" (Shouting to Hope) SHE'S ALLLLIVVVEE! SHE'S ALLLLIVVVEE!
HOPE: Oh thank God! (Talking to Patrick) We better get back down there. (Shouting down to Jennifer) JENNIFER! JENNIFER, IT'S HOPE. I'M HERE WITH PATRICK
JENNIFER: (Mutter to herself and trying to get up) Hope! Oh (Getting up) Hope (Bracing herself with the walk of the cliff, she tries to call to Patrick) PATRICK HOW DID YOU GET HERE? HOPE: JACK!
JACK: NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
JACK: (Gesturing with his hand, as if trying to stop her) JENNIFER LOOOOOOK OUT!
JENNIFER: (Moaning) Oh! (She falls but falls against the wall of the cliff).
PATRICK: (Talking to Hope) Well have to get to her!
HOPE: (Talking to Patrick) I'm going down. (Now shouting to Jennifer) JENNIFER, I'M COMING DOWN. NOW SIT TIGHT! I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!
JENNIFER: (Panting) Oh! (Shouting up to Hope) HOPE.... DON'T COME DOWN HERE. IT'S TOO DANGEROUS!
HOPE: IT'S THE ONLY WAY JEN! (Getting up) DON'T MOVE!
JENNIFER: (Shouting to her) IT'S TOO LATE YOU CAN'T SAVE ME!
JACK: (Weak) No! Don't give Up! I won't (his voice cracks) let you! I WON'T LET YOU DIE, JENNIFER!
JENNIFER: PATRICK, NO! DON'T!
JACK: Patrick? Patrick! Is that the.... that's the.... the.... the Patrick that you.... you said (Getting worried. He cups a had over his mouth) JENNIFER! (Getting up, shouting) JENNIFER, HOLD ON!
JACK: I'M COMING OVER THERE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!
JACK: Jennifer?! Jennifer?! Uh! No!