Episode Thirty-Four: The Great Escape Part III:
Jack Takes Charge and Saves the Day, and
Shoots Tony; Meanwhile, Jennifer Prepares for
Abigail's Birthday, Remembering Jack, Unaware
Abigail Was Seriously Injured in a Car Accident.
[Air date April 18, 2005]
ROMAN: Damnit, we've got to get them out of there, Jack!
JACK: What the hell is going on, ahh.
JACK: Wait a minute, cover for me, I've got an idea.
ROMAN: (Calling to them inside) ALL RIGHT, DOC, CASSIE HANG IN THERE!
JACK: (Hacking away at the door) ARHHHH.... WE'RE COMING! ERRRRAAAHHH! AHHH!
JENNIFER: Jack, (walking to his photo) can you believe that (putting her hand to her chest) our little girl is turning (laughing) 17 years old? Oh, where did the time go, Jack?
Jennifer smiles and then remembers to the day Abigail was born.JENNIFER: ....have you ever seen anything like it?
JACK: I don't believe I have.
JENNIFER: Oh she has just ten perfect little fingers and ten perfect little toes.
JACK: She's the most perfect child in the world.
JACK BRUSHES HIS FINGERS OVER THE BABY.
JENNIFER: You're right but I think every parent thinks that, huh?
JACK: Well, too bad. I believe we have the winner right here.
JENNIFER: I love you.
JACK: I love you too.
JACK KISSES JENNIFER AS HE STROKES THE BABY.JACK: So what shall we name her?
JENNIFER: Oh my gosh, we never decided, did we?
JENNIFER: I may not have you Jack, but you know what, (cradling the photo next to her heart) we will always, always have our Abigail.
Scene Four: There is a shoot of the Benson's car. It is smashed up from the accident. Abigail has been through from the car and is lying unconscious, apparently seriously injured.
Scene Five: It is some time later, the cake has been decorated: It has yellow frosting, with a blue border on the top, and a red border around the first layer. In red frosting is written, "Happy Birthday, Abigail," in fancy script, in blue frosting is written, "Love Mom & Dad!" Jennifer, holding a tube of frosting, turns the cake around, admiring it, and reading what she has written.JENNIFER: "Happy birthday Abigail, love Mom and Dad!" (She shakes her head) Oh, I can't believe I wrote "Dad"! But, you know, that's (gesturing with the frosting tube) how Abigail would have wanted it!
She puts down the tube and wipes her hands on a cloth.JENNIFER: (Cont.) That's how it should be!
Jennifer remembers the balloons, so she goes searching for some in a drawer; while searching she drops a small, blue velvet box. She opens it and inside is a silver bracelet with stones around it. She picks it up and looks at it, and gasps.JENNIFER: Ahhh! Oohh!
JENNIFER: I can't get over how.... how fast the time goes by. Can you believe our Abigail is going to be 17 years old?
JACK: (Shaking his head) No! (Shaking his head, frustrated) I just.... I just (looking up at her) feel I missed so many birthdays.
JENNIFER: That's okay, because you won't miss this one, Jack (smiling)!
JACK: That reminds me.
Jack gestures, and crawls over the bed, going after something, as he talks.JACK: (Cont.) That reminds me, you know, I was working on a little project, (groans) eh, before I tried to manage my (groans again) great escape from this island.
Jack is off the bed, he picks up his Indiana Jack hat, and takes something out from underneath it. He walks back to the bed.JACK: (Cont.) Maggie and I found these stones in the jungle (he walks back to Jennifer and plops next to her). And, we made this.
JENNIFER: Jack, it's beautiful!
Jack is holding the bracelet.JACK: Well, it's.... it's.... it's not her birth stone obviously (gesturing), it's.... no diamonds here, I....
Jack is holding it, Jennifer laughs at his joke. He points at the stones as he continues talking about the bracelet.JACK: (Cont.) ....but with the erosion, y-you could see all the different colors in these stones.
Jack looks up at her to see what she thinks. Jennifer is taken away by how wonderful it is. Jennifer takes it in her hand.JENNIFER: Oh, Jack! This.... she is gonna love this!
JACK: (Hopeful) Yeah?
JACK: (Gesturing) I'm really tempted, but promise me,(gesturing in the negative) y-you won't let me give this to her until her birthday?
Jennifer looks at him, lovingly, smiling, looks down at the bracelet. Jennifer is holding it in both hands, Jack intertwines his hand with one of hers. He gently caresses her hands with his finger tips.JENNIFER: Haa.... Oh I can't believe I found this. Oh I can't wait to give this to Abby, she is gonna love it!
She puts it to her chest, holding it tightly, and looking sadly thinking that Jack cannot give it to Abigail as he wanted.JENNIFER: Oh I wish I could give her the one thing she wants most, Jack! (Closing her eyes) Oh, we miss you so much!
Jennifer continues to sit on the kitchen floor, holding on to Jack's precious gift.
Scene Six: Patrick and Billie are driving. Patrick asks her about her feelings for Bo, and she about her feelings for Jennifer. He does not answer her questions. Just then they come upon the accident. Patrick is horrified to see Abigail lying, unconscious, on the ground. He immediately tries to wake Abigail, but she is seriously injured. He is very concerned. Billie discovers Chelsea who is propped up against the car, and her parents seriously injured inside the car.
Jack knocks out the guard with he wooden handle of the ax, the guard groans with pain.GUARD #2: Uhhhh.
Roman is coughing, and partially conscious. Having knocked out the guard, Jack gets up and checks on Roman, trying to wake him. Roman continues to cough from the smoke.JACK: Roman, are you okay?
Roman is muttering about Marlena and Cassie.ROMAN: Doc! Doc! Cassie!
Jack helps Roman get up. Roman is frantic about Marlena and Cassie.ROMAN: DOC, DOC, CASSIE, HANG ON! WE'RE GONNA GET YOU OUT OF THERE!
Just then Tony's voice can be heard, coming from behind them.TONY: I WOULDN'T BE SO SURE OF THAT!
They turn around to see Tony with Bart in the hallway.TONY: Rather difficult for either of you to save Marlena and Cassie, especially (touching the point of his samurai sword with his finger) when both of you will be dead!
Scene Nine: Back at the Castle, Marlena has some cloth over her and Cassie's mouths to try and filter out the smoke. Cassie appears to still be unconscious, Marlena is choking from the flames.TONY: I thought about sending two guards down her to shoot you--
JACK: (Determined, lacking any fear) Wouldn't have done you any good!
TONY: Well, that's why I decided to come myself.
ROMAN: Tony, you can slice and dice all you want, (pointing to the burning room) but I'm gonna save Doc and my daughter Cassie! You remember her, the one you said you loved like your own, (pointing to Tony) you son-of-a-bitch!
JACK: ROMAN, WAIT, ROMAN ....
Jack puts out his hand vainly trying to stop him; for an instant he is about go in too, but stops. Jack then turns back towards Tony. Jack looks down and sees something, then he looks back over towards Tony and Bart. He runs towards it and so does Bart. Jack, however, is quicker, and picks up the guard's gun. Bart backs off and puts his hands up submissively, as Jack points the guard's gun at both them. Jack is deadly serious.
JACK: I wouldn't try it Tony!
Meanwhile back inside the room, Roman makes it over to Marlena and Cassie.BART: Don't even think about it, Jack!
Jack slowly turns and walks, with a deadly, determined expression on his face.
Don't you know by now, Jack, that you cahn't [Tony's pronunciation]
win! That gun's not going to stop me!
JACK: (Cont.)Yeah, I didn't think so!
JACK: (Cont.) You know, Bart, that's something I've been wanting to do for a very, very long time!
Tony is moaning from, and chokes, upset that he finally has been thwarted.
Scene Ten: Back at the crash scene, Patrick has an idea, he calls 911 and tells them that the mayor's wife was in an accident, and gives them that location. He then calls Lexie and tells her about the accident.
Scene Eleven: Back at Bo and Hope's, Bo's cell phone rings again; Bo still has not returned. Furious, Hope answers, and lays into the caller, believing it is Billie. However, it is Jennifer. Jennifer tells Hope she must have accidentally punched in the wrong sped dial number. Hope then tells Hope about the earlier call from Billie, and how Billie continues to try and worm her way into Bo's life. They talk about Abigail's party. Hope tells Jennifer that she and Bo are spending some quality romantic time together, and Bo went out for Chinese take-out for their dinner, then they will come over and help set up the party. Hope asks about how things are going, and Jennifer replies fine. She tells Hope that the Bensons are preoccupying Abigail, and that she is almost through decorating. Hope tells her that is not what she means. Hope wants to know how Jennifer really is. Jennifer replies, "Well, I didn't think I'd be celebrating my daughter's 17th birthday without Jack." Jennifer then asks Hope if she remembers the bracelet Jack made while he was on the island. Jennifer tells Hope that she had almost forgotten about the bracelet. She tells Hope that it was so important for Jack that he gave it to Abigail on her birthday. Jennifer does not know what she would have done had she not found it. Hope tells that she*did* find it, "that's all that matters!" Jennifer tells her that she has to go. Hope tells her, "*Don't stress" she and Bo will be there to help. Ironically Jennifer tells her to drive safely.
Scene Twelve: Back at the Castle, Jack continues to aim the gun at Bart and Tony. Frantic with worry, Bart bends down next to Tony.BART: Count, Count (touching him), can you move. (Overcome with emotion) Can.... CAN YOU MOVE! (Pointing to Jack) All right, YOU ARE IN TROUBLE NOW!
JACK: No, no (with a deadly serious tone) I believe he is! You know, Bart, I actually believe for the first time, I have the upper-hand!
TONY: You think you're so damn clever, ha.... you and no one else is ever going to stop me! Ha....
JACK: I have a gun here that tells me otherwise!
TONY: Won't be much of a hero, will you.... ha, if you let Roman, Marlena and Cassie die! Huh?
Meanwhile, back in the room, Roman is carrying Cassie and Marlena has her hand on his shoulder. He leads them out of the room, and to safety. Jack turns around to see them.ROMAN: All right, that's it, Doc.
ROMAN: Hey, Jack, here.
He hands Cassie to Jack, so for a moment Jack turns away from Bart and Tony.JACK: Okay! All right!
MARLENA: Ease her down!
Jack and Marlena help Roman set Cassie down on the floor. The three of them are talking at once [making it hard to get everything].JACK: (Cont.) Here you go, Cassie, come on Honey.
MARLENA: (Cont.) Ease her down.
ROMAN: Come on, Baby!
They have set her down.JACK: All right! Okay! Okay!
Jack returns his attention to Tony, and points the gun back towards him and Bart.ROMAN: (Cont.) That's it.
Tony is in pain, Marlena glares at him, repulsed by him. Bart continues to cradle Tony in his arms, he looks over towards the captives who now have the upper-hand.MARLENA: You deserve to suffer, Tony! You know, I never want to see a man die! But by God, I want you out of our lives! Ha....
She turns away from him. Tony is in pain, and is barely conscious. Marlena and Roman hover over Cassie worried about her, Jack continues to protect his friends by keeping them covered, while also bending over, worried about Cassie.MARLENA: (Addressing Cassie) Cassie, Baby?
ROMAN; Cassie, come on, Sweetheart!
JACK: Come on, Cassie!
ROMAN: (Brushing back her hair) Cassie, open your eyes! Cassie!
Finally she comes to.CASSIE: Daddy (smiles)!
Roman holds her. The three are revealed and thrilled that she is fine.ROMAN: That's it! That's it!
JACK: All right! Okay! Can you move?
Looking back towards Tony and Bart. Cassie coughs from the smoke.JACK: (Cont.) ....(Looking down at Roman) 'Cause, Roman, we need to move right now. We need to get the hell out of here!
Jack continues to watch Tony and Bart.ROMAN: All right!
They try to get up. Tony smirks, and laughs.
TONY: You're not going anywhere!
Just then the gang see a portion of the ceiling and a beam, on firing and falling towards them. They all four scream simultaneously.
Scene Thirteen: Jennifer has everything ready for the party. She goes upstairs to feed and bathe Jack, Jr. As she goes up the stairs, on a little stand is a photo of Abigail. The camera lingers on the photo.
Scene Fourteen: Back at the crash site, Patrick is about to phone Jennifer and tell her what happened. Billie reminds him that after all Jennifer has been through losing Jack, it is better that Jennifer hears it in person. Patrick realizes she is right, and he head back to tell Jennifer.