The Great Escape Part II:
Jack Gets Shot and Cassie and Marlena Are Trapped
by Fire; Back in Salem Abigail Is in a Car Accident.
date April 15, 2005]
One: At the Deveraux', Abigail picks up one of the Father's Day cards
she made her father, and caresses her cheek with it.
looks through the box of things. She touches one of his hats. She puts
down the card and picks up a yellow rabbit's foot, and gazes at it.
Just then Jennifer comes down with another box of Jack's things.
Okay, found.... one more box in the attic.
puts the box on the coffee table, and Abigail becomes upset, thinking
Jennifer is trying to get rid of everything associated with Jack.
why are you getting rid of all Dad's stuff?
and Abigail sit on the couch. Jennifer rubs her arm.
(Cont.) These are his most precious possessions? How can you just throw
them away like he's never going to come back?
over towards her trying to make her see she is being unrealistic, yet
trying to be sympathetic.
Sweetie, listen to me. You (gesturing) know that your
dad is not coming back--
ABIGAIL: (Angrily) I don't know that!
We thought he was dead once before and he wasn't! And this time they didn't
even find a body, so why can't he still be alive.
JENNIFER: Abby, I'm (tapping her chest) trying to help
ABIGAIL: I don't care what you say!
I know he is! I can feel it in my heart! And if you
really loved him you'd feel it too!
is hurt by what Abigail has said. She frowns and shakes her head slightly.
Two: Jack peers around a hallway. He is wearing the uniform of one of
the guards that they knocked out.
Okay, coast is clear.
looks around again, fiddling with his collar, cautiously he starts to
walk down the hall way.
(Cont.) We're finally out of here. Getting out of di Mera's House of Horrors,
and getting back home. I can't wait to see Jennifer and Abigail and my
smiles at the thought of what soon will be. Jack continues to walk cautiously
towards the exit.
(Cont.) Boy everybody back in Salem is going to flip-out when they see
we're there. (Smiling) Right, Roman?
is no answer, Jack freezes, his eyes dart back and forth.
quickly turns around, and looks down the hallway, they are not following
him. Turning back around.
Damnit! Ha.... How did I lose them this time?
returns back to the other hallway and softly calls out to them, and
then quickly heads back to find them.
Three: Meanwhile, Roman, who is in the other uniform, and Marlena are
walking down another hallway. They are trying to find Jack. Roman is
frustrated that they lost him. Just then they hear loud crying coming
from inside one of the rooms. Roman wants to check it out, thinking
it could be Cassie.
Four: Jennifer is trying to explain things to Abigail.
Abby, I (touching her chest) still love your father with
all of my heart! And I'm not (gesturing) getting rid
of his things, I am donating some of his research and articles to Salem
University School of Journalism.
ABIGAIL: What for?
JENNIFER: Because he was a great reporter!
And he taught (pointing to herself) everything that
I know about the newspaper business. And I think that (gesturing) he could
continue to teach others even though that he is gone, Abby--
ABIGAIL: (Angered by the last remark) STOP saying
that! Daddy's not gone! He's alive and coming home to
us and I can prove it!
Five: Jack wanders into the hallway where Roman and Marlena are. They
are in front of the door of the room where they heard the crying.
rush over to him, overjoyed that they found him and he was safe.
ROMAN: Jack, what the hell are you doing?!
gives Jack a quick hugs.
You had us scared half-to-death!
JACK: (Gesturing) What were you doing trying to go into
that room, you don't know who could be in there.
MARLENA: (Gesturing) We heard somebody crying we thought
it might be Cassie.
ROMAN: Yeah, (pointing back towards the room) I'm going
to find out I'm not (pointing down to emphasis) leaving
here without my daughter!
runs to the door and starts unlocking it, Marlena follows, and so does
walks in and looks around. Cassie had is standing hidden by the door,
she runs up to him with a large vase about to hit him; he is wearing
a guard's uniform so she thinks he is a guard. Marlena yells to Roman
to look out, then Roman yells at Cassie. She is thrilled to see her
father, and they hug. She then hugs Marlena. Cassie does not want to
hear that she is dreaming it all. Marlena assures her it is *not* a
dream, "we're going home!" Jack has remained by the door,
making sure none of Tony's henchmen were coming.
(Pointing) First we have to find our way out of here!
goes over to them to speed them up. He pushes Marlena towards the door,
Come on, we gotta go, Marlena, Cassie!--
ROMAN: (Not moving) Wait a minute! WAIT
A MINUTE! (Furious, gesturing for them to stop) NOT YET! Not 'til we
find out if there are any other prisoners here.
are stopped at the door, not believing what he is saying. Jack looks
completely annoyed, he flashes a look of disbelief and frustration.
Six: Back with Jennifer and Abigail, Abigail shows her mother the rabbit's
This is proof he's coming back! Dad always said if I
held on to this, good things would happen. And it's not the rabbit's foot,
it's about believing, believing miracles could happen!
And I do!
looks sadly on. She then thinks back to a previous time with her and
Jack [a flashback that never aired].
and Jennifer are seated at a romantically set table, with candles and
flowers. Jack hands her a champagne
flute. He is wearing a dark suit and tie. Jennifer is elegantly dressed
in a turquoise dress, sleeveless but with a thin gold string over each
shoulder. Jack leans forward her, making a toast.
my beautiful wife, (they clink their glasses).... my life....
her glass with his. Jennifer giggles.
....to finally being back together where we belong!
JENNIFER: (Shaking her head) I never thought it could
JACK: (In a romantic, seductive voice) Well, it shows
we can always learn something.... never stop believing
Jennifer smiles at him, and he smiles back. She leans in to
kiss him and he responds.
in the present, Jennifer looks down smiling a her thoughts of when Jack
talked about believing in miracles.
Oh, Abby, I-I wanna believe, I do, and I would've love
it, if it only were that simple.
ABIGAIL: I know bad stuff happens and we don't always
get happy endings....
looks away, happy for Abigail's faith, yet realizing in this case it
is not possible.
(Cont.) ....but there is nothing wrong with having faith.
I mean, I feel as long as I keep believing Dad is coming back to us, then
he is. Isn't there some part of you, deep down inside,
that believes that too?
JENNIFER: Of course there is, Baby. Because it's true!
Seven: Back inside Cassie's cell at the Castle, a frustrated Jack with
Marlena and Cassie are at the door, wanting to going. However, Roman
is remaining inside, determined not to leave until they searched for
other possible hostages.
Roman! [hard to hear] (tapping Cassie, talking to her and Marlena) Wait,
just a minute.
walks over to him, trying to convince him their only hope is to leave.
Roman, (gesturing) don't be crazy! We got Cassie, now
we got to get out of her before Tony figures we've escaped!
ROMAN: Jack, what if they're other prisoners
JACK: We'll call the ISA, the cops, anybody who'll come
back and search, but we (gesturing) can't help them if
(gesturing) we're captured again! This is our
chance to escape, we gotta take it!
MARLENA: If only we knew somebody else were still here.
ROMAN: We (slapping his side with his hand) won't
know unless we search!
JACK: (Pleading) Roman--
runs over to him trying to convince he.
Daddy, can we please, let's just go and get help!
looks at his daughter. She tries to lead him out the door. As she talks
he talks over her, still determined to go searching for others.
Hurry before somebody catches up....
ROMAN: Honey, we've gotta find other people well....
is trying to drag him away, not looking she does not see the vase on
then she hits the vase and it starts to fall over.
tries to stop it from falling, but he is not quick enough.
vase falls to the floor and shatters, making a noise. They gasp out
loud, realizing they will be caught. Just then the faint sound of someone
running can be heard.
Shh.... (Jack goes to the door to check) somebody's coming. Somebody's
JACK: (Cont.) Let's
out the door, Marlena grabs on to his shoulder and looks too. Roman
comes behind him. Marlena looks over to Roman.
Roman, what are we going to do. We can't get caught again!
moves to the other side of the doorway and peers out.
Eight: Abigail is still holding the rabbit's foot, Jennifer puts her
hand on top of Abigail's.
Abby, I do believe that your dad is still here. You know
what, he'll always be here! Through you and Jack, Jr.
And you know, he loved you soo much!
And so do I! And if it weren't for you and your brother I really
don't know what I would do.
ABIGAIL: I love you too, Mom! It's just so
hard to let go.
JENNIFER: Believe me, Honey, I know that, I know
how hard it is. But do you know what your dad would want more than anything?
He would really want for us not to fight anymore! He
would really want us to be there for each other! So,
do you think we can do that? So, do you think we could just not fight
anymore and be there for each other?
remorseful, Abigail nods in agreement.
I promise, Mom. I'll try harder.
then the doorbell rings. Jennifer cannot figure out who it is. Abigail
says that is is Chelsea, and runs to answer the door. Jennifer looks
upwards and makes, "Yes!" expression. She then goes to the
door. Chelsea and her mother and father are there. They want to take
her out to dinner with them. Jennifer at first is not sure but then
agrees. Abigail goes to get a coat and then Chelsea's parents tell Jennifer
that they will get Abigail back in time for her surprise party -- the
whole thing was planned. Abigail returns and they leave. Jennifer shoots
the door and then walks back into the living room, twirling Jack's rabbit's
foot on her finger. She puts it towards her face, trying to drink in
Jack's essence. She picks up the clipping, and admires it lovingly.
touches his photo and puts it down, and then gazes at the rabbit's foot.
now if you could only just be here with us to celebrate Abby's birthday.
runs the rabbit's foot over her face, thinking of Jack.
Nine: Back in Cassie's room, Cassie reaches for a lit candle which is
on the mantel. Marlena is standing behind her. Cassie carefully takes
down the candlestick.
Just be very careful.
CASSIE: (Nervous laugh) Oh, okay.
her arm to comfort Cassie
We're all right here
walks across the room.
walks to the middle of the room, exhales, waiting for the guards. Meanwhile
Jack and Roman are standing by the door, flush up against the wall.
Marlena has gotten out of sight as well. Just then two guards come into
the room (they are different guards then the ones who Roman and Jack
knocked out). One is older with gray hair. The other is a young, dark
around) What's going on here?
GUARD #2: (Coming
in too) We heard a crash.
CASSIE: I was just getting ready for (motioning towards
her bed) and I dropped a (gesturing to the vase on the floor) a vase.
I'll pick it up.
younger man looks around, but does not notice the others. The older
guard walks over to Cassie.
stay and help.
CASSIE: No, that's okay. (Nodding) I-I can do it.
smiles at him. However, he starts to come on to her, and menacingly
moves even closer to her.
How about a good-night kiss, then.
steps back, shaking her head. Just then Roman jumps out and runs over
to attack the guard.
second guard calls out.
Hey, hey! GET YOUR HANDS UP!
slugs the first guard. The second guard pulls out a gun. Jack quickly
runs out, trying to prevent the second guard from shooting.
NO, OH! GET DOWN.
and Cassie cry out. Roman fights with the first guard, as Jack struggles
to get the gun away from the second guard.
Just then a gun shot is heard, and Jack jerks back in pain. They are
horrified to see that Jack has been shot.
in pain and from the shock of being shot. He stumbles back, holding
his side near his stomach. He looks at his hand, and it is covered in
blood. Jack's eyes are rolling, and he looks as if he is about to collapse.
Ten: The scene continues. Roman is now fighting with the younger guard.
Jack is stumbling around the room. Marlena and Cassie continue to scream
out in horror. Jack moans from the shock, and pain. Roman finally subdues
the guard and runs over to Jack.
Jack, are you all right?
JACK: No, I just can't stand the sight of blood! Mainly
ROMAN: Come on! Lean on me!
pulls him to someplace where he can sit. Marlena rushes over towards
them. Everyone is talking at once [it is hard to hear and get what everyone
is saying. I tried the best I could to get the basic sense of what was
(Cont.) ....Here we go. Here we go!
MARLENA: Quick, the bed! The bed. Jack. (Talking to Roman)
Roman tries to get him to the bed Jack continues to shot out in pain.
Oh.. Oh. Ahh... Ahhh.....
MARLENA: Roman, Put him down.
ROMAN: Take it easy! Take it easy!
MARLENA: Gently! Gently!
JACK: (Gasping in pain) Ahhh. Ahhh.
ROMAN: Take it easy!
is trying to help easy Jack on the bed. Meanwhile Cassie runs over to
a table and puts the lit candlestick on it. However, she places it directly
under a tapestry, and the flame is a few centimeters away. They finally
get Jack settled.
There you go. There you go, Jack.
JACK: Uh, uh....
goes to check on the extent of Jack's wound.
Let me see. Let me see. It's all right
tries to gently move aside the jacket without hurting Jack. However,
Jack is in pain and continues to moan from the wound.
Ah... Ah.... Ha....
sees the wound and is relieved.
Oh Jack, it's only a flesh wound. You'll be all okay.
MARLENA: (Talking to Cassie) I've got to staunch the
blood.Get anything -- a rag, a towel.
CASSIE: (Frantically) Get....
mumbles something and throws a rag at Marlena, and runs over to the
other side of the bed. Marlena begins to put pressure on the wound to
stop the bleeding.
All right, Jack, come on, we gotta hurry up! We got to get the hell
out of here!
JACK: (Moaning) Eeee!
ROMAN: We don't have time to find other prisoners now!
bends over Jack. Marlena looks over at Roman.
Jack, you all right?
JACK: I'm all right, Roman! I'm all
then the flame from the candle hits the tapestry and in a flash it bursts
Eleven: Jennifer is going through Jack's things. She sees and picks
up the centerpiece of their wedding cake. She picks it up and holds
When we said our vows we swore "to death do us part."
We never dreamed it would come so soon.
sadly cradles it to her chest. She then smiles having seen something.
Ahh! But thank God (walks over to the table) for our babies, huh, Jack!?
What would we do without our babies? (She picks up a photo of Abigail)
Can you believe Abby is going to be 17 years old?! (Cradling
her photo to her breast) Oohh, you'd be sooo proud of
her, Jack! And you know what? I think that we are finally
gonna be okay! (Her voice cracking) Everything is gonna
Twelve: Abigail is sitting with Chelsea in the back seat of her parents'
car. Chelsea's mother comments to her husband to watch the driver in
front of them, he is driving erratically, weaving back and forth. In
the back, Chelsea whispers to Abigail that she wants to ditch her parents
and find Patrick. Abigail is turned off by the suggestion. She tells
Chelsea that she promised her mother to try and be better, and she plans
on keeping her promise. Just then something happens. There is a stretching
of the breaks and a crash. Abigail and Chelsea are thrown around in
the back seat.
Thirteen: Back at the Castle, Marlena is still administering to Jack.
Jack groans. Roman has gone. Cassie is by Marlena's side watching her.
MARLENA: But, Jack, Jack, we've stop the bleeding!
MARLENA: (Cont.) You're going to be okay!
tapestry is ablaze. Just then Roman runs into the room over to the bed.
He does not notice the fire.
All right, I've dump the guard in the storeroom, down the hall. Are you
ready to go?
looks over, and gasps. They all see the fire. Everyone starts talking
at once [it is hard to catch it all]
(Pointing) OH! ROMAN!
ROMAN: OH JEEZ, FIRE! COME ON!
fire is spreading.
(Cont.) LET'S GO! GET OUT OF HERE!
try to help Jack.
ROMAN: Doc, Jack, come let's go.
MARLENA: Gentle! Gentle!
JACK: That's right!
and Marlena help to prop up Jack as he walks. Everyone rushes to get
They make it to the door.
MARLENA: Easy! Easy!
have all made it out the door, into the hallway. Just then Cassie cries
out that she forgot her bracelet. Roman shouts to her that they do not
have time. She screams back that her Grandmother Caroline had given
it to her. Marlena screams at her not to do it. However, she does not
listen. The door slams on her, and inside the fire has become worse
and the room is filled with smoke. Just then the tapestry crashes to
the floor -- the tapestry fell right in front of the door. She screams
in terror. Marlena runs to free her. Jack slips without her support
yells to Marlena to stop. She runs into the room, it is now overcome
with flames, and she tries to shield herself from the fire and look
for Cassie. She calls out to Cassie.
MARLENA! DON'T GO!
tries to ease Jack down to sit, so he could go into the room and help
Marlena and Cassie.
ROMAN: (Cont.) ....try to sit down.
JACK: (Sitting) Okay! (Sit in pain) Ah! Oh!
Jack sits, Roman runs to the door. However, before he reaches it it
slams shut. Roman curses and tries to open it. Jack notices that something
What's the matter?
ROMAN: AH, DAMN IT!
JACK: (Cont.) Door locked?
is desperate and tries to use the guard's keys to reopen the door. Roman
mutters in frustration.
ROMAN: DAMN IT!
is desperately trying, to reopen the door. However, he is being unsuccessful.
Jack watches on, unable to be any help. Jack is about to say something
then notices something.
turns his head to the hallway, he quietly calls to Roman.
eyes are wide open and it appears he has heard someone coming. Roman
turns, and it appears he realizes what Jack is trying to tell him.
inside Marlena tries to defend herself from the flames. Marlena screams
to Roman for help. Cassie screams for her daddy to help her. Cassie
way across on the other side of the room, separated by a wall of fire.
Marlena screams in terror, unable to get to Cassie.