Episode Seventeen: As Christmas Nears, Jack
Continues to Try and Escape; Tony and Bart
Torment Jack by Showing Him Videos of
Jennifer and Patrick Spending Time Together.
date December 22nd, 2004]
One: Patrick has bought Jennifer a tree and decorated it, as well as
the whole livingroom. She returns home and is thrilled. Later she tells
Patrick that she and Jack [which does not make sense since seemed to
hate Patrick on the island, and never trusted him] wanted to name their
son Jack Patrick and want him to be the godfather. Patrick insists that
he has abandoned the di Mera family, but has he. However, he is still
living at Jack and Jennifer's, and he is getting involved with the Bo,
Hope and Billie situation, is it innocent or is he doing so because
he is still working for Tony?
Two: Billie and Bo are wandering around the castle hoping to find more
clues about Georgia. They were the ones who caused the explosion which
Jack and Cassie heard. Tony is aware they are there; it is part of some
plan he has concocted.
Three: Jack hops over to his desk, carrying a f paper and pen to write
his note. He sits down, and begins to pen his note. Cassie stands behind
him and watches.
don't know.... (sitting down, groans) uuughh.... who
is trying to break into this castle, but I am going to
leave them a note
CASSIE: (In agreement) Hmmm.
JACK: (Cont; still writing something) ....and they
will hopefully read it, as they're (motioning "passing by")
passing by in the hallway.
CASSIE: (Not convinced) That's your
JACK: (Looks up with an expression like "how can
you doubt it will not work!") Ahhh, yes, that is
continues to write, confident his plan will work. Cassie remains dubious.
Okay, and what if one of the guards sees it?
stops writing, and slaps his hand down on the paper, then looks over
(Gesturing) I don't know! I'm just making this up as
I go along. Look, we've got to do the best we can, here! (Gesturing) Besides,
they know (tearing off his note) that I am going to do
whatever it takes to get out of here (folding up the note, showing it
to her) and get back to my family.
sighs, still thinking Jack's plan will not work.
(Cont.) Now, give me a hand (using her as leverage to get up).
CASSIE: (Helping to pull him up) Come on!
JACK: Okay, all right!
walks towards the door, Cassie holds his hand to balance him, he bends
down on his needs in front of the door.
Okay, don't try this at home.
chuckles at his silly joke.
Okay, one! (showing her the note one last time); two! (beginning to slip
the note); and vooooilá! (the note slips under the door).
grins at her, pleased with himself, and nods his head in proud of
himself at what he has done.
Four: There is a camera shot of the folded note, flush up against the
Cassie strains to help Jack get up. He has to hold on to both hands
for support. Jack gets up. Cassie remains dubious about Jack's idea.
CASSIE: Jack, I don't know if you're note's going to
JACK: Oh come on now, (swinging their arms) if it doesn't
work, I'll try something else. (Letting go, gesturing) If that doesn't
work we'll try something else, and if that doesn't work we.... we....
we.... (waving his arms around) we'll try something else!
Look, (gesturing wildly) we have to do whatever it takes
to get out of here! And we're going to get out of here!
We're going to get back, and I'm going to see--
is interrupted by the nose of the door opening. The guard with the bad
accent has returned.
COME WITH ME (grabbing Cassie roughly by the arm, and pulling her)!
CASSIE: NO, I DON'T WANT!
JACK: WAIT A MINUTE!
tries to fight the guard but he gets more physical, trying to drag her
out of Jack's room.
NO, I SAID I DON'T WANT--
tries help her, but he is chained up and cannot move.
WAIT A MINUTE! CASSIE WAIT....
guard is dragging her out the door.
YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!
JACK: WAIT A MINUTE! DON'T TAKE--
is too late, the guard has dragged her outside. Jack's voice can be
heard shouting from inside his room.
the guard is trying to look the door, Cassie bites his hand and runs
off. The guard, shouts in pain, and tries to lock the door. Then he
runs after her, not noticing the note lying by the door. Jack shuts
something from inside, it is hard to tell what it is.
Five: Jack is bending down by the door, his ear to the door hoping to
hear the people he believes are breaking in to rescue them. Jack groans
a couple of times. He bends down farther and looks under the crack of
the door to see if the note is still there.
has got to find that note!
Bo and Billie appear in the hallway. They try a couple of doors, not
Jack's. They hear something so they quickly walk passed Jack's door
and turn the corner. Of course, they do not notice Jack's note. They
stop and pretend to kiss. Eventually when some guards pass, who also
do not apparently notice the letter, they leave, never finding the note.
date December 23rd, 2004]
One: Jack is looking at a picture of Jennifer.
I'm coming home to you, Jennifer. (Taping his fingers on his other arm)
To you, Abigail and our baby boy.
is fiddling with some sharp looking object, a fork, he has bent the
I will be home for Christmas!
turns around and uses the object as a pick to pick the lock holding
Okay, (picking the lock) I just.... make this work just right, and....
(struggling, grunts) okay....
a grunt he opens the shackle around his left leg. He strains and is
able to open the shackle on his right leg.
(Looking at the cuffs) Good--
then Tony enters the room wearing a big Santa cap, with a big white
pompom. There is a guard behind him.
you going somewhere, Jack?
sits there dumbstruck, again his plans seem to have been foiled.
(Cont.) Why, you could have at least waited until I gave you a Christmas
knows that whatever it is it cannot be good.
Two: Jennifer is admiring a cute red Santa baby out fit for Baby Jack.
She laments that Jack will not be home to see their son in it, celebrating
his first Christmas. Just then loud music is heard from Abigail's room,
waking the baby. Abigail is still rebelling and refuses to want anything
to do with her mother, still blaming her for what happened to her father.
A short while Hope comes over, upset about Bo stuck in Europe with Billie.
Hope then realizes that at least Bo is alive, she apologizes for complaining
when Jack is dead. Jennifer tells her that it she cannot believe Jack
will *never* be coming home to her. Jennifer then says that she has
to accept that, right.
Three: Jack puts on the leg cuffs again and sighs. Frustrated, Jack
throws the object he used to pry the lock to the guard, who catches
it. Tony has a gun pointed at him, no longer wearing the Santa cap,
he is holding it and hands it to the guard, and becomes deadly serious.
try that again, Jack, I promise you you'll have the shock
of your life!
and resigned, Jack gets up and sits on the edge of his bed.
Sooo, tell me, what's going on?
TONY: (Feigning ignorance) "Going on?"
JACK: (Indicating with his hand) Yeah, th.... the explosion,
guards running, shouting, what's happening?
TONY: (Grinning malicious) Oh, that,
that was just Bo and Billie.
JACK: (Excited) Bo and Billie are here?!
(Getting up) They're looking for Cassie and me!
TONY: No, I'm afraid not, no, they are looking for somebody
JACK: Someone else? So there are Sur-vivors
being prisoner here, other than--
TONY: (Interrupting) Face it, you and
Cassie are dead! There's no help coming, not now,
JACK: So what happened what happened to Bo and Billie?
Where are they now, what happened?
TONY: I don't know, I suppose when they could not find
what they are looking for, they decided to leave.
JACK: But they know.... They know something
is going on! (excited, walks over to the window and points to the outside)
Something is going on, they're (turning to Tony) suspicious of what is
going on here!
TONY: Yes, I'm sure they'll alert the police. (Smugily)
Fortunately.... they're on the di Mera pay roll (smiles).
momentary optimism is crushed. He walks around, puts his hand to his
face, then down to his side, then on his hips, and back to his face.
He does not know what to do. His only hope, that who broke in had found
the letter and would rescue them, has been shattered.
Jack, (enjoying Jack's suffering) things are looking rather hopeless
aren't they? Hmm, but you know then I.... come to think.... "what's
going to happen to Jennifer, back there in Salem?....
looks at him, hate building.
(Cont.) ....with those two children, and all alone, and
at Christmas no less. (Pretending it is making him cry) It's heartbreaking!
smirks at Jack's discomfort, The he taps his head, pretending he remembers
Oh, ah, well, speaking (continuing to tap his head) of Christmas, ha,
I promised you a surprise! And a surprise, you shall
clicks some remote control device, and a painting moves up revealing
a video screen, just then there is a black and white video feed from
Patrick is putting up Christmas laurels, decorating Jack's house.
Jennifer comes home, and smiles at him. Jack looks on confused, hurt,
he blinks trying to figure out what is going on.
The next shot is of Jennifer and Patrick sitting together.
Patrick it's not your problem! I shouldn't even be asking
for your help.
PATRICK: (Takes her hand, in both of his) But I want
to help you!
looks at Patrick.
Jack watches his mouth agape. Tony loves torturing him, seeing the pain
and confusion in Jack's eyes.
Looks like someone has a rooster in his hen house.Hmm, well, perhaps the
loving Jennifer won't be so lonely over the holidays after all.
away pleased. Jack watches on silently.
Four: Jennifer has quieted baby Jack. Abigail tries to sneak out the
door, but Jennifer catches her. Abigail tells her that she is going
to the mall to meet friends. Jennifer tells her no. Abigail storms back
to her room, muttering that it will be the worst Christmas ever, Jennifer
mutters to herself that that is one thing she and her daughter agree
Five: Meanwhile Roman and Marlena are stuck in another room in the castle.
Marlena is upset that she is being separated from her family by a di
Mera, yet again.
Six: Jack is now alone, pacing around his cell.
Makes you wonder who else (looking around) Tony's got here besides Cassie
and me. (Sighing, shouting towards the door) HELLO! IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?
he walks to a different part of the room and shouts near the wall.
HELLO, CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME?
breaths heavily as he strains to hear a response.
Of course not, (pacing) this place is a fortress. The walls are two feet
chain cause him to stumble knocking things from the table. Jack is frustrated,
and does not know what to do.
Still I've got to find out a way out of here. I've got to get back to
Seven: Jack is looking at Jennifer's photo again. Looking around Jack
continues to try and figure out how to escape.
I have to get out of here. I.... (sigh) I (walking around) have to get
back to you and....
is stopped by the chain, he looks down.
(Cont.) Abigail, and the baby before.... (sighing) (saying his name with
hatred) Patrick Lockhart hijacks my life!
Eight: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is playing. Alone,
Jennifer walks around missing Jack so much. Abigail comes into the room.
Jennifer wants to know where she is going. Abigail tells her that she
does not want to fight anymore. She wants to call a truce for Christmas.
Happy, Jennifer agrees. The two sadly hug each other missing Jack, terribly.
Christmas is spent at Alice's. The Lockharts join them, Jennifer wants
Patrick to put "his godson's" ornament on the tree.
Patrick continues to offer his help to Billie to find Georgia. Bo does
not want Patrick involved, because Bo believes that Patrick is not to
date December 31st, 2004]
One: Jack is in his room, standing on a chair by the door. He has a
cord, it looks like a drapery cord.
it as a rope, he is ties the end to what looks like a heavy candle holder.
Then looks up at the top of the door. Then he props it at the top of
the door. Apparently he is hoping that it will fall onto the guard's
head, knocking him out, and then he could escape.
....get that on here.
as Jack is position the weight, he hears footsteps.
Oh. Oh, no! Oh, no.
jumps off the chair.
moves it out of the way against the wall. Leaves he rope.
Ah, ah, ah. Ah.
He quickly walks away from the door . As the footsteps come closer.
He tries to get rid of the candle stick, but not before someone walks
in, Bart. Jack still has it in his hand when Bart enters. Jack turns
What the hell are you doing?
JACK: (Looking down at the candlestick in his hand) Ah,
buuh, what does it look like I'm doing? I'm ah... ah
(flexing his arms, holding the candle stick) I'm working out. (Flexing)
BART: Aha, well take five Muscles!
closes the door. Bart points to himself.
(Cont.) Cause, I really got something that's going to pump (slaps his
hands together [like the SNL Arnold satire skits]) you
continues to pretend to be working out. Bart clears his throat and turns
on the video screen.
are about to see your not so lonely widow....
looks at him.
and her live-in stud boyfriend Patrick Lockhart (hiting
the screen and turn a knob) together.... (looking at Jack, enjoying torturing
him) live St. Luke's. You (pointing and waving a finger)if
I am not mistaken....
goes back to fiddling with the monitor. Jack looks at the candle holder
and the lifts it, as if about to bash Bart over the head. He raises
it, but Bart turns around, and Jack pretends to be lifting behind his
head, pumping-up, and clears his throat.
(Cont.) You can even hear wedding bells. Ding dong.
looks at him, the candle hold behind his head, obviously still contemplating
bash Bart's head in.
Two: Jennifer, accompanied by Patrick, enters St. Luke's for Philip
and Belle's New Year's Eve wedding. They see someone stranger with a
video camera. Patrick seems to know more about the guy than he lets
on. Jennifer thinks he is there just to video tape the wedding. "Right.
That must be it." he says in reply. He leads her into the church,
her arm in his. The video recorder seems to be making a point of taping
Three: In Jack's room, the video monitor. shows Patrick escorting
Jennifer, by the arm, into the church. She looks at him. Bart fiddles
with the dials. Jack watches on confused. Bart points to them together.
Jack frowns as he tries to figure out what is going on.
What the hell?
BART: They make an attractive couple, don't they?
titles his head trying to see what is really going on.
That's St. Luke's but it doesn't look like they're getting
BART: (Turning to Jack) Oh, maybe not today, but according
to the Count it's just a matter of time. (Gesturing) I mean, they're already
continues to watch, confused, and hurt.
(Cont.) And with Patrick playing World's Coolest Daddy to Abigail
and Jack, Jr., (gesturing) you just know, (pointing)
before long, (pointing to the screen) he's going to be going to be Hubby
Number Two. Or is it Three? (Gesturing) Do we count you twice, how does
JACK: Just sh.... sh.... shut up! SHUT UP!
BART: (Putting his hands and palms together) Hey I wonder
if she is going to change the kids' last name? (Making a questioning gesture)
I mean who wouldn't want to lose "Deveraux?" Right, I mean,
(throwing up his arms) a bitch, bitch to spell, and the.... "x"
walks behind him. Jack continues to stand dumbfounded. Bart stops.
Hey, (snapping his fingers) "Abigail Lockhart!"
"Jack Patrick Lockhart!" (Gesturing) Now those
got a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Four: At St. Luke's Patrick is talking to the video-ographer, he seems
to be suspicious of him, but does not tell anyone his suspecious.
He is talking to him, but we do not hear what is about; though he
does seem angry.
Jennifer is by the alter, she looks at her wedding ring, and thinks.
[I am not sure it is a fantasy of a anniversary of her and or may
a faux-flashback to her and Jack's wedding night (which never aired)
-- though it seems like something that happened (we just never saw
Jack is wearing a tux, she a cocktail dress. They are sitting
at a table with roses for a center piece, and several lit candles.
They are holding champagne flutes, and clink the glasses together
in a toast. Then they both drink, while continuing to gazing into
each other's eyes. Simultaneously they put down their glasses, and
Jack takes her hand and kisses it twice; then he rests his chin on
it. Jack looks at her romantically, seductively, passionately.
JACK: I love you! And I always will.
JENNIFER: And I'll always love you,
kiss, several times. Still holding her hand.
Wait a minute....
takes his hand in hers and looks at him, with a broad smile.
(Cont.) I've just got a great idea! From now on, every
anniversary I'll marry you all over again.
JENNIFER: (Smiling back at him, with great love, but
thinking he is teasing) Really? Every year, every
You don't (grinning seductively) believe me! All right,
next year at this time, you and me.... St. Luke's....
Is it a date?
JENNIFER: (With great love, nodding and smiling) Yeaaah!
It's a date.
kiss for a few moments. They Jack backs off and smiles at her with
in the present cries.
Five: At St. Luke's Patrick tries to console her. He appears to be caring,
and offers her a rose. Meanwhile, Tony's video-ographer video tapes
This appears on the video monitor. in Jack's room.
(Enjoying Jack's torment). Who'd 'a thunk it.
video shows her accepting the rose, as if there *is* something going
on between her and Lockhart.
watches his mouth agape, hurt, and confused.
(Cont.; making clicking noise) That Lockhart, is a real
is behind Jack, but watching him, enjoying Jack's reactions.
How the hell are they doing this, this can't be real.
BART: Oh, oh, oh this is "real"
all right! The wedding video-ographer is on the di Mera payroll. And he
is one of the best!
turns to look at him stunned by what he has said.
(Cont.) Ah, hmm, can even get hidden cameras into people's
(looking around pretending he is telling Jack a secret, whispering) without
they're knowing it. We're right now trying to work on a zoom lens for
enjoying tormenting Jack. Jack is getting more and more angry.
Something tells me that's going to see alot of action. (Sticking in the
knife) Good old stud boy Lockhart bringing his special
brand of comfort to the Widow Deveraux.
take it any longer, he explodes and throws himself on Bart, and begins
throws him on the bed, gets on top of him and continues to strangle
him. Bart begins trying to choke Jack.
Six: Back in the room Jack is still strangling Bart, he seems intent
to kill him. Bart struggles to get free. They are grunting and gasping
for air. Bart gets free, and throws Jack down on the bed. The both are
hold their throws and trying to get some air. Jack rolls over and sits
up. Bart points to Jack, accusing Jack of trying to kill him.
Y.... YOU TRIED TO KILL ME!
JACK: (Coughs, hoarse) You're lucky I didn't!
BART: You're going to be sorry for this, Deveraux! (Pointing,
angrily) YOU'RE GOING TO BE VERY.... NO DINNER FOR YOU!
NO DINNER TONIGHT, AND NO DESSERT FOR THE REST OF THE
he storms out, and slams the door shut. Jack notices the door being
I've got to get out of this place!
gets up, and grabbing the candle holder, which is on the table, he goes
towards the door.
I've got to get out of this place! (Moving the chair, his voice is still
hoarse) Back to my wife.... (he stands on the chair) tonight!
fixes his trap again.
Seven: Jack reaches up to put the candle holder in just the right spot.
he steps off the chair, making sure the the trap does not fall. He makes
sure the rope is just right, and then eases backward, admiring his trap,
his hand outstretched.
Okay, let's pray that this baby works!
looks down, then puts his hand cupped by his mouth to magnify his shouting.
HEEEEEELLLLLLPPPP! HEEELLLPP, I HURT MYSELF! HELP, GET ME A DOCTOR! HELP!
does not have long to wait, he immediately hears the sound of a key
unlocking the door. A different guard opens the door.
#2: What the hell is this.
pulls the rope, and the candle hold falls on the guard's head. The guard
falls down. Jack is thrilled, his plan is working.
Yeeess! It's a bull's eye!
Eight: The final scene of the day is weird, there are several screens
all with different things going on, in one we see Jack go to the guard.
The guard is definitely out, and not faking it. Jack finds the guard's
keys, and triumphantly runs out the door -- hopefully to freedom.