Episode Sixteen: Jack and the Others
Are Being Held Captive by Tony in a
Bavarian Castle; Everyone in Salem Believes
They are Dead; Jack Tries Repeatedly to Escape.
[Matt was off camera again for a couple of weeks] Eventually
Bo and Hope borded the Japanese fishing Trawler. The "fisherman"
were able to speak perfect English. They told them that they could search
the ship. Someone found Marlena's wedding ring, but the "fisherman"
denied knowing anythig about it; they told them that it probably came
from a fish. Meanwhile, Roman and Marlena were able the others on the
Coast Guard boat, but could do nothing. It appeared that some personal
effects were found with blood on it, and they viewed that as fact that
the missing werre dead -- though one article was Jack's backpack and Jack
had no backpack when he haden fellen overboard.
The gang returned. Maggie was shocked to see that Mickey had moved on;
Mickey seemed not to be that excited to see her home. Abe began to suffering
from vision problems. John's back injury bothered him, and he began to
abuse narcotics. Billie had a computer disk with about her and Bo's daughter,
Georgia. It implied that she had not diee at birth but was alive. Billie
convinced Bo to go search for their daughter. This caused tension for
Bo and Hope. Patrick got involved, further fueling the tension. Despite
saying he was no longer a di Mera operative he did call in some in the
organization for information about the girl -- which has not only been
Jennifer returned home broken hearted, others were having a happy reunion
but not her and her family. She immediately checked the computer and spotted
a message from Jack; however, it was from months before. Jennifer did
not know how she can live without Jack, and her son would never know his
father. An aged Abigail was thrilled to see her mother. Jennifer mentioned
Jack and Abigail thought he was home too; Jennier had to break the terrible
news to her. Jennifer explained the island and the rescue, and the lost
Salemites. Abigail became nasty to Jennifer when Jennifer told her about
Jack drowning. Abigail pointed out that had Jennifer waited to pull the
life-support they would not have lost him. Abigail told her mother that
she wished that she (Jennifer) had died not her father. She blamed her
for not saving her father. Abigail has a new friend, Chelsea [it does
not take much to realize she will be Chelsea]. Chelsea was a bad influence
on Abigail, she incites her into rebellion, and Abigail upset over her
father being alive only to die again and her anger towards Jennifer, caused
her do succomb to Chelsea's manipulations. Despite everything, Jennifer
still wanted Patrick to live in the garage apartment. Billie also moved
date November 26, 2004]
One: It is Thanksgiving. Jennifer has Bo, Hope, Billie and Abigail's
friend Cassie. Jennifer tells Abigail she made Jack's favorite dessert,
pumpkin pie. Abigail still has not forgiven her mother for what happened
to her father.
Two: There is a stock footage of the famous Castle Neuschwanstein, in
Bavaria Germany, it is serving as Tony's castle. Apparently Roman and
Marlena are being held prisoner.
In another room Bart and another of Tony's goons carry in a body, who
we cannot see. The body is thrown on the bed, his back to the camera.
Bart sits on the edge of the bed, tormenting the person.
Someone's been a baaaaddddd boy! No turkey
for you! You know, it's a funny thing, I'm surprised
the Count's even keeping you around. (Gesturing) This is the third
time you tried to escape.
person must be unconscious because he has not said anything. Nastily
Bart rolls the body over to reveal, *Jack*! Jack is mumbling.
I told you, Pal. Your wife and kid are
okay. (Sarcastically) I'm just sorry I can't say the
say for you (making a clicking noise to denote his disappointment).
is groggy and his eyes flutter open. He tries to focus and look around,
while still flat on his back.
date December 7th, 2004]
One: Jennifer is sleeping on her couch, her arms wrapped around a photo
of Jack. Suddenly a hand appears, illuminated by a celestial light,
accompanied with celestial music; the hand caresses her cheek which
also becomes illuminated. We see that it is ghost Jack. He stops caressing
her cheek and looks down at her with great love.
Jennifer?! I'm right here.
wakes up confused, frowning.
Oh, Jack?! (Her eyes reveal her confusion and optimism) Jack?
jumps up, and throws off the blanket, looking around. However, no one
is there. She gasps, and expectantly runs to the door, opening it.
Oh my gosh!
it is only Abigail and Chelsea, home later than they said they would
be. Jennifer is furious. She grounds Abigail. Abigail continues to
ignore her mother's authority, still blaming her mother for her father's
death. Abigail does not listen and invites Chelsea to spend the night.
Jennifer gives in.
Two: Two of Tony's goon's drag Jack back into his room. It appears he
has attempted yet another escape.
Hah, all right! All right! All right already! Now, (fixes
his sleeves) easy on the threads!
straightens himself out then crosses his arms and stands defiantly.
Just then Tony, furious over Jack's continued escape attemps, enters
Double the surveillance on Mr. Deveraux around the clock!
goons leave, Jack, his back to Tony, is staying in the stance and running
his hand up his opposite arm. Frustrated he puts his had to his mouth.
(Cont.) you interrupted my daily meditation and sword
to talk to him directly.
That's a waste of time, there's no ceremony
that's going to clean the blood off that sword!
Tony replies, Jack walks towards his bed, and sits on it. Despite it
being a prison it is a tastefully decorated room.
Oh your futile attempts at escape are getting rather
JACK: (Sighing, then talking defiantly ) You better
get used to it.... because I will break out of this
maximum security (motioning with his head trying to find the appropriate
word) cas-tle. In fact I'll do you one better, (gesturing
with his hand) I'm promising you right now, I will
be home for Christmas.... With Jennifer and my family!
(Cont.) There's no form of escaping this castle!
But I promise you, (with a slightly malicious smile) you will be home
for Christmas, in you dreams!
Jack continues to remain silent, but glares at him with hatred.
Three: Back in Jack's room, prison.
is about to attack until Tony points his Samurai sword at Jack's throat.
Tony lowers it to Jack's chest, Jack reluctantly sits back down on the
edge of his bed. He exhales.
All right, in here, then, Jack unless you want to go home in a big box
with a big red bow on it, I suggest you learn to behave yourself.
JACK: (Gesturing) You now Tony, just as that inventor
who tries and tries and fails a hundred times but gets it right in the
end, I'll find my way out of here. (Being smug) So, tell me, where's Cassie?
You know I haven't see her since (enumerate with his figures) we were
drugged, and taken off that Japanese fishing trawler. (Throwing out his
hands gesturing a question) So, where is she? (Gesturing again) In fact,
where is everybody else? (Grinning) What is this place?
TONY: (Laughing back) So many questions, (gritting his
teeth) so little time.
JACK: (Shrugs) Well, I'm a prisoner, right? I've got
all the time in the world.
TONY: Prisoner, yes. (Scoffing) "All the time in
the world," I don't think so, Jack.
contemplates what he has said, though Jack's expression almost indicates
that Tony is the one who will be surprised.
Four: In Abigail's room, Chelsea first tried to get Abigail to smoke
but Abigail told her that it is bad for your health. She, however, convinced
Abigail that they should sneak off and go out and have fun.
Five: Tony again is threatening Jack with his sword. Jack's eyes follow
the blade of the sword as Tony uses it to toy with Jack, pointing
it at Jack, and waving it up and down Jack's body. Jack, however,
does not want to play into Tony's game, not wanting to show fear.
No! (Breathing) If you were going to kill me, (not moving but looking
at him) you would have done it by now.
whisks the sword away, grinning.
(Cont.; speaking calming) Ex-actly! You have other plans
for me. And for Cassie. If she is here.
Or for anyone else in this castle, if they're here.
So tell me, how many others are here?
TONY: (Grinning) Just you, Jack! Everyone
one else went back to Salem.
(Confident) You're lying! I know I heard the sound of
a young girl crying, in the middle of the night.
TONY: (Fiddling with something, not wanting to let Jack
know he is right) Yes, probably your overactive imagination. You probably
were driving of your precious Abigail, crying herself
to sleep at night because.... (twisting in the knife) she misses her good
has struck a never, Jack, carrying a pillow, gets up and lunges for
him. However, Tony is too quick and cuts Jack's arm with the sword.
Jack groans in pain.
lifts the blade parallel to Jack's throat.
Ahhh. Ah. (Breathing) Hah....
TONY: (Menacingly) Try that again, and I promise you
your next wound will be fatal!
does not move, but looks done at the blade, practically next to his
Six: Sitting on the edge of his bed, Jack is using his other hand and
teeth to tie a cloth around his sword wound. His hand is blooded from
the wound. He is breathing somewhat heavily.
Oh, it's all not that ser-ious! But the next one will
be if you ever try to attack me or try to escape again.
JACK: (Looking towards Tony) Did I happen to mention,
that your assistant Bart told me that Jennifer and my baby made it back
to Salem safely, no thanks to (gesturing with his head) you.
TONY: Ha hah. (Getting up, pointing the sword to the
floor and gesturing with his other hand) You know, I'm very
disappointed in myself, I've had you all hostage on the island, I set
up an underground volcano, (gesturing) which brought on a big
tidal wave, (gesturing with his head) you should have all been killed,
but.... here you are still alive.
JACK: (Looking at Tony) Did anyone elssse happen to make
it back to Salem?
Oh, yes, as a matter of fact, Patrick Lockhart survived.
at Tony, he obviously is affected by this. Tony is enjoying Jack's reaction.
Yes, he is moved in with your grief stricken Jennifer.
Huh, (grinning maliciously) she needs a man around
the house. And I think he'll offer great comfort to
her, and be a great to all the children
cannot hide his concern.
Lockhart's living with my family?
TONY: (Nodding, enjoying Jack's reaction) Ah huh.
JACK: Jennifer knows that he is working for you....
(Thinking Tony is lying to get to him) No! (Shaking
his head) No, this can't be happening! No!
flashing a wide, wicked smile and laughs, really enjoying Jack's uncertainty
and discomfort. He rolls his head around, like a madman.
Huh.... huhh, huh... (Getting serious) Oh. Hmmm.
Seven: Jack is sitting on the edge of the bed, pressing the cloth to
his wound, he cannot hide how affected he is by Tony's news about Patrick.
I've got to get out of here! I've got to get out before
Lock.... Lockhart uh.... (Gets up quickly) My wife....
stops him with the point of his sword. Jack realizes it is futile.
You're not going anywhere! There is no escaping this
castle. You'll remain here, until I decide what your
ultimate fate is.
JACK: Why the hell are you doing this to me?
TONY: (Moving closer to him) What, I'm supposed to share
that with you? Oh hardly. No, you can spend your sleepless nights worrying
about losing your loved ones to a man capable of working
for your sworn mortal enemy.
and turning to leave, pressing the point of the sword into Jack's chest.
With the sword Tony pushes him back.
(Cont.) Sweet dreams.... Jack!
leaves, and closes the door. Jack glares at him. Jack runs to the door
and tries to open it, to no avail.
NO! (Panting) NO!
continues to have a difficult time dealing with Jack's death. She
visits Alice for comfort. She tells Alice that Jack was always such
a sentimentalist, he really loved the holidays. Jack would kill her
if she told anybody that side of him. She thinks it is because she
and Jack spent their youth in boarding schools, they missed out on
those holiday memories. She tells Alice that even last Christmas,
when she thought Jack was dead, he gave her a special gift, their
son. Jennifer confides that it is so hard, losing him again. She does
not know what to do, she has to be mother and father to her children.
Sometimes she cannot even bare to continue without him. She wants
Abigail and their son to have hope, but she does not have hope. She
also tells her that she cannot control Abigail anymore. She does not
know what to do.
date December 21st, 2004]
One: We see a chain, the camera pans down it's length to reveal Jack,
with shakes at both of his ankles. He is reclining on the bed, doing
a crossword puzzle. Reading and thinking over the next question. We
hear Jack's voice, as the camera continues to pan his body.
Ahhhh, "Five across, Tim Burton animated scare fest."
rolls his eyes, and hits the paper, not appreciating the humor of the
question or answer since it is almost Christmas and he is stillbeing
a prison in Tony's mad world.
(Sighing) Nightmare Before Christmas! Certainly describes this
hits the paper with his pencil, and does not bother to fill-in the answer.
In frustration he throws down the newspaper on the bed, and gets up.
DAMNIT! Damnit. I'm going to get out of here.
starts walking around the room, but has reached the end of his tether.
The chain stops him, and he trips. rooming into some furniture.
OOOOHHH. AHHH! AH!
almost falls over but grabs onto a chair for balance.
Haaaaaaaaa, damn you, Tony! You.... waltz around this
place like a.... (shoves aside the chair and tries to make sure his chain
is not entangle) ....like a ninja. Loooving
the fact that you're keeping me away from my family. If I can find a way
to turn it around on you.... get out of here! (Jack sighs)
then a guard comes in [he has a very bad Arnold accent].
The Count sent somevone to keep you company.
guard motions to someone else nodding with his head.
Please tell me, it's not you.
can be heard can be heard protesting, then a second guard is seen, being
rough wih Cassie, he throws her into the room.
runs towards him and throws herself into his arms.
GUARD #1: Enjoy your visit but don't get any ideas about
guards leave. Cassie continues to seek comfort in Jack's arms, burying
her head in his chest. He seems a little uncertain, but tries to comfort
Two: Meanwhile, Bo and Billie's search for their daughter has lead them
to the same di Mera castle they have broken in, and are searching for
information on their daughter. Of course, Tony as lead them there.
Three: Back in Jack's cell, Cassie finally lets go of her tight embrace.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get so emotional.
JACK: That's all right. Rea.... rea.... really, tha....
that's all right!
leads her to the edge of the bed and sits her down.
(Cont.) I'm just.... I'm just so glad that you're all.... (gesturing)
well, (putting his hand on her arm) you are obviously
CASSIE: Jack, there was an explosion somewhere in the
caste. Did you hear it?
JACK: Yes! Did you? Do you know what it was?
CASSIE: No, I don't (she shakes of her head slightly
in the negative). But right after it happened, Tony ordered the guards
to take me here.
JACK: (Smiling) They're consolidating us. (Looking around)
All right, something is going on, and I bet--
takes a few steps but is stopped by the chain. He braces himself on
the chair to stop himself from falling.
(Cont.) Arr..... haaaa..., let's just hope, that someone's coming to rescue
Four: Jack walks around the room, checks his chain, and hops to a grated
window, and tries to peer out.
I know.... that the explosion took place (trying to see where the explosion
was) to the (pointing) east... side of this building. Unfortunately, (walking
back towards her) it's very well built.
his hand on her should.
(Cont.) Not exactly designed for escape.
CASSIE: (Putting her hand on his arm, to stop him) You
know Jack, we shouldn't be too sure about that. (Tapping him with her
fingerr) When I was living at the di Mera mansion there were tons
of catacombs and corridors beneath the house. I.... I.... don't think
that Tony would live or own a place that didn't have some sort of escape
begins to wander around the room, looking for something.
Cassie, you may be on to something.
realizes something and pulls back the rug. As he continues to talk as
he continues to examine the flooring.
Yeah, when we were on the island.Tony always had a way
out for himself. If not for us.... (puts his hand to his face in concentration)
....now, if we could find one of those.... corridors, passageways, we
too could escape.
CASSIE: (Walking back towards him) Jack, I would give anything
to be back in Salem.
Jack: (Looking up at her, hopefully) Maybe even in time
Five: Jack is still trying to find a trap door. He throws back the rug
in disgust. Getting up, and starts walking around for a sign of a secret
panel or anything which may lead to a secret passage.
(Pointing with his hand) Have you ever seen those.... (looking behind
things) Edgar Allen Poe movies with.... with.... Vincent Price?
joins him in looking something which would be a clue.
Oooohhhh, I don't know, Jack, maybe a couple, why?
JACK: (Continuing to touch and move various objects)
Ah.... Well, you know, there.... there's always a.... a knob or a....
Jack is looking behind the mirror, as he imitates turning a
knob to demonstrate to her what he means.
(Cont.) ....or a lever, or something (walking around searching) that you
could press, or de-press that would.... that would make the whole
CASSIE: (Searching) Yeah, Jack, you see that on TV all
the time. (Throwing out her arms in frustration) We're not
going to get out of here. There's nothing here.
looks at her from the window.
(Cont.) What if nobody comes for us? What if those who
tried to come for us are dead?
is sobered by what she said, he realizes what she said could be true.
Six: Jack walks over to Cassie, trying to reassure her.
Cassie, look.... you got to stay positive. If we don't get out of here--
CASSIE: (Gesturing with her hands) I know, I know, you
won't get back to Jennifer and your kids.
pain missing his family is evident on his face.
(Cont.) And I really want to get back to Rex. (Sadly) He's the only
family that I really have. (Trying not to cry) Ha.... (turning away).
JACK: What do you mean? You're--
trips from the chain and fans on her, she braces him.
JACK: Oh (Cont.) You're a Brady! You've got tons
CASSIE: No, I know, I know that. I just.... I mean that
I never really got to know any of them.... but Roman and Caroline.(Rolling
her eyes trying to prevent herself from crying) What if they didn't make
it after the tidal wave?
JACK: You've go to stop thinking like
this! You've go to stop right now! We know
that Rex is back in Salem. I'm sure that.... I'm sure
your brother is going to want to have you home again. Now, we got to do
something, right here, if there is an intruder in this
castle, and if they're trying to rescue us, we got to
let them know to let them know that we are here.
has been crying. Looking away, she sniffs from the tears, and nods in
agreement. Jack gently rubs her arm, trying to comfort her.
(Cont.) What we have to do.... is get their attention.... (nodding)
but I'm going to need your help.