Episode Twenty-six: The Odyssey
Starring Jack Deveraux, Part IX: Jack
Discovers There Are Two Jennifers.
date March 14th, 2005]
One: Somewhat of a repeat of the last scene of the previous show, Jack
walks towards the door after hearing the car.
is Jennifer, she walks up the walkway then stops, she flips her hair
and looks inside her purse. Inside Jack looks away confused.
Huh, that's weird. What's Jennifer doing outside, she was just....
looks over towards the living room. Jennifer walks in with a tray with
coffee cups and a cup pot. Jack frowns trying to figure out what is
going on. He does a double take, his mouth agape, pointing in confusion.
He walks back to the window, and pulls back the curtain. However, no
one is there.
huh, I must be really tired. Huh.
calls from the living room.
walks over towards her in a daze.
What's wrong? You look like you've just seen a ghost?
slowly walks in, pointing with his finger.
I have. Yours!
at her still confused. Jennifer looks at him confused as well.
Two: The scene continues.
Ah Jack, wha.... what are you talking about? M-My ghost?
rubs his forehead. He gestures, is about to speak then stops.
I am sorry, it's just th.... (putting his hands to his temples) it....
(gesturing) it.... it's jus.... it's sleep deprivation after the long
the long slow freighter to the States, and getting away from Tony's
castle, and hitchhiking to Salem, and.... and.... well, needless to
say (slight smirk)....
....we didn't get any sleep back at the Horton cabin, so...
smiles slightly, still confused.
Huh, but still I saw you! Or.... or.... or someone who looked like you.
her by the arm and leads her to the door.
(Cont.) Out.... outside. Wha.... jus.... I'm telling you it was righ....
on the front walk....
opens the door and they look outside.
....righ.... right here. There was....
one is there.
There's nobody here.
JACK: I know, when I looked back I didn.... (gesturing)
I didn't see you or.... or.... or anyone there, either.
again touches his forehead, confused. Jennifer turns to him.
I've a really bad feeling about this, Jack.
walks inside. Jack rubs his forehead, confused and worried.
Because if Tony knows that you escaped the castle, he knows that
the ISA is after him!
immediately closes and locks the door.
Okay, so what if, Tony di Mera right now is after us?!
stops and is about to say something, thinking over the consequences
of what Jennifer said.
(Cont.; worried) We got to get out of here!
someone walks down the walkway and opens the backdoor, and then walks
into the kitchen. It is the Jennifer whom Jack saw. Her cell rings and
she answers. Jennifer tells the person on the other end not to worry,
that she will "get what she came for and be back before anyone
knows I was here."
Three: Jack is freaking out over the fake Jennifer.
Hey, hey, what if.... what if di Mera got....
runs over to the window again, and looks out. Jennifer has an odd expression
as Jack babbles on.
....some clone, look-a-like drone to.... to.... to come back and get me?
has a horrible thought and turns to Jennifer. She has her back turned
to him, and continues to act strangely.
(Cont.) Or even worse what if to get you (walking
to her) and me (taking her arm) and take us back to that
fortress-slash-prison (putting his hand to his head)
castle of his? (Gesturing) I mean, he knew I was coming here to talk to
you, and tell you that he's alive so....
stops in mid-sentence, and puts his hand to his for head, realizing
how silly it sounds.
(Cont.) I'm sorry, I'm.... I'm way out of line. I'm.... (worried chuckle;
exhales) there's no double out there. (Gesturing) There's no one trying
JENNIFER: (Now acting worried) Are you sure, Jack? Because,
you know, I think it all makes sense. Except of course for the clone part.
again puts his hand to his head, and laughs nervously and slightly embarrassedly.
No, Jennifer, I (putting his hands on her shoulders) have been dreaming
about seeing you everywhere!
flashes back to the island, just after he has rescued Jennifer from
(Crying) Thank God you're alive! (She puts her had to his face
and caresses it) You came back to me. I can't believe it. I can't believe
both continue to caress the other, and look lovingly into the other's
(Crying and caressing Jennifer) Believe it! I'm alive!
I'm here! And nobody's ever going
to take me away from you again!
puts her arm around his neck. They reach in and begin a passionate,
heartfelt kiss. Jack holds her tightly. They continue to kiss, oblivious
to the poor rain.
Back you the present.
You and Abigail and the baby are all I've been thinking about for months!
I haven't been sleeping for months. A.... (gestures) so my eyes are
playing tricks on me. And.... and I can't believe (angry) I'm still
letting di Mera control my life. So, I'm telling you
right now, we're not leaving the house! After the ISA
and the police get here and I give my statement, you and I are going
upstairs, and going to bed! To sleep!
JENNIFER: Okay, well then, then coffee is out of the
question. I'm going to go into the kitchen and make you some herbal
JACK: All right.... you're the best. Hmmm....
reaches over to kiss her forehead, but she walks off, as Jack tries.
(Cont.) .... the best.
follows her into the living room. And sighs twice, putting his hand
over his mouth. Jennifer picks up the tray, but stops in her tracks.
Sensing something, Jack wonders what is wrong.
turns to him, her voice concerned.
Look, I don't mean to be an alarmist, but after everything we've been
through, I am really scared. If Tony di Mera were going
to send someone, they'd be here by now.
realizes she is right, and looks concerned.
In the kitchen the other Jennifer picks up a large carving knife,
and rather malevolently says, "Oh, I'm definitely going to need
Back in the living room, Jack realizes they could be in trouble.
You're right! (Sitting down on the arm of the couch) You're right....
voice expresses his fears. Jennifer sits down too, or is she the fake
(Cont.) ....Tony would want to try to stop me before I got back and
(gesturing) told Bo and John and the authorities that he's still alive,
and.... he kept (motioning with his two hands) Cassie, (pointing to
himself) and me, and all those others hostage. Well, (pointing with
his finger) the ISA and the police are on their way.
a determination in his voice, he reaches over for Jennifer, and pulls
(Cont.) If Tony comes here, and tries to get me or us,
I promise you, I'm gonna be ready for him!
smiles weakly at him.
Back in the kitchen the other Jennifer picks up the knife, she continues
to stare at the knife, saying it "oughta do the trick!"
Four: Meanwhile at the hospital Bo and Billie, and Hope are waiting
for the the results on the DNA tests on the strands of hair which
was mysteriously sent to them. The guy doing the lab results cannot
be located and goes missing for a time. Kate has arrived, after Bo
and Billie go looking for the lab technicians, Kate lays into Hope
about Shawn chasing after Belle, while Philip is MIA. They return
unable to find the technician. Shortly afterwards the nurse returns
with the technician, who allegedly had turned off his beeper. Hope
is concerned about Shawn, and is upset when Bo seems more preoccupied
with Billie and finding their daughter. Hope is leery, and thinks
it is a di Mera set up. She goes off to help Shawn, Bo does not come
Five: Back at Jack and Jennifer's place.
do you think Tony would do to us?
JACK: (Trying to reassure her) Nothing!
Nothing, I won't let him touch you.
JENNIFER: Alright, let me rephrase, what do you think
he would try to do to us, Jack?
JACK: (Scoffing nervously) Well, a.... he made it very
clear that he was never going to let any of us out
of that castle. And (motioning with his finger, and pacing) if we did
try to escape, (gesturing animatedly emphasizing what he is saying)
he had the whole near-by town locked-down under his pay-roll. From the
(his hand up in the air) Consulate all the way (his hand lowered) down
to the nearest barmaid. (His hands outstretched) it was amazing that
(his fingers pointing on his chest) I got away at all.
JENNIFER: Well, you know what? I am not
going to let him take you away from me again! I am calling Bo!
walks to the phone, picks it up and begins to punch in some numbers.
Jack rushes over to her trying to stop her.
No, no, no, Jennifer, no! I am sorry. I am so sorry.
hangs up and puts down the phone. Jennifer has a devilishly pleased
smirk on her face. Jack has his hand on her shoulder, and is behind
her, so he does not notice. After he hangs up he puts the other hand
on her other shoulder.
I don't want to upset you with my paranoia.
does another nervous laugh, and puts his hand to his forehead. Jennifer
now looks normal, and turns toward Jack.
(Cont.) (Slight laugh) Look, the person outside, (does like a little
salute gesture) tha.... that Jennifer was just a figment
of my imagination.
smiles, trying to reassure her. Though it is obvious he is very concerned.
Jack puts his hand to his forehead again, a sign of his nerves.
Tha.... tha.... tha.... that's all she was.
JENNIFER: Really, why, Jack?
(In the positive) Hmm....
still has his had to his forehead, obviously very upset, but trying
to hide his concern from Jennifer.
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Why?!
JACK: (Trying to explain) Because, (slapping his hands
against his hips) you are (smiling at the thought) unique!
(Gesturing) there's only one you! And if Tony thinks
that he could find (motioning towards her with his hands) somebody
to mimic you, he's crazy!
JENNIFER: He is crazy!
JACK: (Upset) Hhee....
JENNIFER: Isn't he, Jack?! He's crazy!
is frantic, trying to calm her and himself, not wanting to think of
the possibilities. Maybe Jack's nervousness is because he is beginning
to doubt that she is really Jennifer, and not wanting to believe this.
Yes, but you (his voice breaks).... (breathing heavily) there's only
(putting is hands on her shoulders) one you, you are....
you ar.... have so many wonderful things an.... tha.... tha.... that
you do that I love! There's.... there's th.... I lov....
hu.... (frowning, thinking, worried) your hair. (Swallows hard) That
thing you do with your hair. I love it!
tries to hid it, but she looks confused.
(Cont.) ....y-you know what I'm talking about!
statement is part question part question, Jack is hoping that she
does because his concern is growing that this is not the real Jennifer.
Jennifer looks even more worried. Then she tries to convince him;
smiling, though it seems forced.
Yeeaaahh! Of course, Jack!
sighs with relief, then puts his hand to his forehead. Somewhat ominous
music is playing.
I'm sor..... ah.... I'm.... This sounds crazy (again he puts his hand
to his forehead) I know I'm weird, but just to....
slaps his cheeks several times.
....just so I know I'm not dreaming, could you (forced smile) just do
that.... for me?
looks unsure and tries to hide it.
Back in the kitchen, the other Jennifer is looking almost transfixed
at the knife. Then she stops and asks herself what was she thinking,
Maggie has plenty of knives. Maggie wanted a pie server, and Jennifer,
obviously, now, the *real* Jennifer says she does not have a pie server.
Though she says she has a spatchula. She then takes out her cell and
calls Maggie to ask if a spat chula. is okay.
Back in the living room, Jennifer picks up the tray. Jack nervously
has his fingers by his mouth.
(Cont.) ....all those little things that you do so much.... (worried)
puts his hands on her shoulder, he seems desperate hoping, but beginning
to doubt it, that this is really Jennifer. FakeJennifer tries to hide
the fact that she does not know what Jack is talking about.
(Cont)....could you do that hair thing for me? Please!
is nervously hopeful. The fake Jennifer is worried, because she apparently
does not know what Jack is talking about. She turns to him.
Aahh, yeah, ah, sure.... sure but first I'm going to
make you some herbal tea.
fake Jennifer leaves to go into the kitchen.
Meanwhile Jennifer leaves through the back door, just in time, because
the fake Jennifer enters [I do not know how either Jennifer or fake
Jennifer and Jack could not have heard each other they were only a
few feet away from each other]. The fake Jennifer enters the kitchen,
and angrily puts down the tray, muttering di Mera under her breath,
wondering why he did not inform her about Jennifer's hair thing. She
also worries that Jack may have seen Jennifer and that would have
put in jeopardy Tony's plan to recapture Jack.
Back in the living room, Jack walks to the door, and nervously puts
his hand to his mouth, confused and thinking over the situation. He
looks out the window, and thinks back to seeing Jennifer outside.
She is outside and as she looks into her purse she flips her hair.
Jack returns to the present, looking very confused.
walks away from the window.
How could Jennifer act like she doesn't know what I'm talking about
with the hair?
thinks some more and thinks back to earlier that night.
don't know, I.... I just think, maybe we should go over to Doug and
Julie's and pick up the baby, (making a swishing motion with his hand)
and then just swing by and pick up Abigail, and you know, (pointing)
I want to see the look on their faces when they recognize me.
gets up. Again Jennifer tries to stop him.
(Cont.) Their reaction me, their reactions is going to be....
JENNIFER: No, no, Jack, no you can't!
You can't see Abby nor the baby tonight!
then thinks back to another odd occurrence from earlier that evening.
Are you telling me, you called your grandmother?! Alice
Horton?! To contact the ISA?!
JENNIFER: Yes, and anyone else (gesturing) that she
can reach tonight.She and Agent Spector are like this (she puts her
two fingers together)!
JACK: (Standing stupefied, furrowing his brows) Are
you kidding me?
JENNIFER: No, I am not kidding you!
They go way back, Jack. He adores her. And who better
than Alice Horton to convince everyone of the truth.
JACK: (Pointing to himself) Me! That's
who! I'm.... I need to be doing something!
JENNIFER: (Moving up close to him) You are, you are
doing something! You're doing something! You're reuniting with your
in the present, Jack does a double take, and slightly shudders. Her
massages the bridge between his eyes, utterly confused. He he shakes
his head, as if shaking his thoughts, and starts walking back into
the living room. Pointing towards the kitchen, about to say something.
He does not, and puts is hand to his mouth in contemplation. He turns
away, puts his hand to his head. Then shakes his head as if he is
shaking off a thought.
Something very strange is going on here!
Six: Jennifer is outside, talking to Maggie [we do not seee or her
her] on the cell. She tells her "mission accomplished" she
found "a pie server and will be right over." She wonders
if Abigail and her friend Chelsea had arrived. Maggie tells hey have
not. She tells Maggie that she probably was not specific enough about
where the party for Alice was to be [I thought it was too later much
earlier to wake Abigail. Though it is the same night, even much later
and a party is about to begin for Alice]. She tells Maggie that she
will be there in a short while, she just needs to go inside and leave
a note for Abigail.
Back inside the fake Abigail is talking on the cell too. She informs
the person on the other end that Jennifer does something with her
hair which Jack "adores" and she "has no idea what
it is." She is rather furious about not being better informed.
She wonders if the person on the other end knows. She angrily tells
the person that she is "only as good as her intel!" "My
suggestion is that *you* take action!" She tells the person;
she adds, "or your mission *will be compromised*!"
Back in the living room, Jack is about to go into the dining room.
He stops at the door and hesitates. He gestures thinking through what
is going on.
Wait a minute, what if.... what if the Jennifer that I am with is the
imposter? Then where is my Jennifer an....? An....
(throwing down his arm in frustration) how do I find her?!
is completely worried, then he realizes something even more disturbing.
He turns back towards the kitchen.
the hell was I making love with in that cabin? Oh my god! No, this can't
This can't be happening!
unlocks the door and runs outside.
Meanwhile back in the kitchen, the fake Jennifer is just getting off
the phone when she hears someone coming. She quickly runs into a closet.
Jennifer comes from outside, and is getting a notepad and pencil when
the phone rings. It is Maggie again. Apparently she needs a pie plate,
Bonnie had broken her nice one. As she is looking, the fake Jennifer
opens the door slightly and watches her. Jennifer flips her hair.
The fake Jennifer is thrilled to see this. Jennifer hangs up and then
writes the note for Abigail.
Back outside, Jack is wandering around, not sure what to do next.
A dog barks.
Just then Jennifer has finished her note and walks by the window.
She stops having seen something. She pulls back the curtain.
looks away, and then does a double take.
Back outside, Jack is wandering around. He suddenly spots something.
Wait a minute! What's Maggie Horton's car doing here?!
eyes look back and forth. He calls out quietly and with uncertainty.
Jennifer?! Where are you?!
then Jennifer can be heard.
Though which Jennifer.
Oh my gosh, Jack, you're alive!
quickly turns around towards the house.
Seven: Jack is standing transfixed as Jennifer slowly walks towards
him, startled by his presence. For a few moments neither of them
says anything. Jack is unsure if this his Jennifer or not. Jennifer
looks truly surprised to see him -- though is it an act.
stops a few feet away from him.
Oh my gosh! (Gasping with emotion, touching her chest) Is it really
does nothing, he tilts his head slightly, he still does not know if
it is Jennifer or the fake. Jennifer seems overcome with emotion.
(Cont.) I.... I.... (practically in tears) I saw you and then I saw
someone who looks just like me. The.... they ran out of our house!
What is going on?
flips her hair. Jack watches, and exhales, believing this is proof
she is the real Jennifer.
(Cont.) You did it, you did the thing with your hair! You did it!
steps towards her and starts caressing her hair.
(Cont.) It's you! It is you!
at each other overcome with great love.
Yeah! It's me!
JENNIFER: It's you. Oh....
caresses her face. Jack lets out a deep sigh of relief. He runs his
finger over her bottom lip. He exhales several times.
(Cont.) ....oh my gosh, I thought you were dead, Jack. (In tears) I'd
given up (throws her arms around him) I thought were dead, I thought
I'd.... I thought you were gone forever, Jack!
hold each other tightly, each crying from joy of being together
head is resting next to her. He shakes his head.
is crying. Jack lets go.
kisses her passionately, and she responds.