Thirty-Eight: The Homecoming
Part II: At the Hospital Jack Is Reunited with
Jennifer, Abigail and His Son, Jack, Jr.
date April 27, 2005]
One: At the hospital, Jennifer is still in the midst of prayer.
Jack, still holding Abigail's cake, listens, overcome with emotion.
And, uh, we just thank you for the time that we
had with Jack. And we know that he is watching
over us now and forever. Amen.
ones her eyes, and falls into her mothers arms. She closes her
eyes again, so she does not realize her father is standing in
the door way. She opens them and looks over, and then blinks,
remains silent. Jennifer, in tears, rubs Abigail's back.
I known, Honey, I wish Daddy were here with us too.
ABIGAIL: Mom, he is here!
JENNIFER: Oh, Sweetie, (letting go her embrace),
listen, you need to just.... (getting up) you need to lie down now,
and you just need to get some rest, okay?
JACK: (Choked up with emotion) Not before she's
had her cake!
cannot believe her ears.
slowly turns and sees him. She is in shock. Jack puts down the cake.
(Cont.) Oh, my gosh! (Her voice cracking) It can't
slowly walks towards her.
It is me!
throws his arms around her.
It is me!
JENNIFER: Oh, my gosh.
JACK: Ooohh! Oh.... (sighing several times, over
come with emotion)
ABIGAIL: Daddy! Daddy is it really you?
JACK: It's.... Baby, it's me!
falls down onto the chair next to Abigail and puts his arm around
(Cont.) It's me.... I....
puts her hand on his shoulder. Jack's voice is overcome with emotion.
(Cont.) I.... Ha.... I didn't die; I'm here!
is close to tears.
I knew you'd come home to us!
is sighing deeply.
(Cont.) I knew you'd come back to us! Ha...
smiles. Jack kisses Abigail's forehead.
Jack, Jack, let me....
puts her hand on his face and turns him towards her.
holds on to his face and laughs with joy Jack smiles back.
(Cont.) ....oh my God, it is you!
JACK: (Smiles and nods) It's
JENNIFER: It is you!
Jennifer holds onto his face she gives it a little tug, and then
falls into his arms.
Ooohhh.... (letting out a deep sigh) Aahh.... ha....
is tearing up and overwhelmed with emotions being back with his
family and holding Jennifer again.
turns and kisses his daughter again. She smiles overjoyed having
her father back.
is resting her arm on his shoulder overjoyed as well.
Two: The scene continues with Jack leaning over Abigail, and Jennifer
resting her arm on Jack's shoulder.
Oh, I can't believe I'm here!
JENNIFER: (Rubbing his back) I can't
ABIGAIL: Daddy, we've missed you soo
JACK: You have no idea how much I've missed you!
(Gesturing) I've thought about you ever single day
that I've been gone! I--
JENNIFER: Jack, look at me (she turns his head
towards her)! I jus..... I still can't believe it. I-It's like a
mir.... it's a miracle that you're alive right now. It's too
good to be true!
looks at her sadly. He then flashes back to Madison.
She takes off the mask of Jennifer and throws it at him.
that's much better. Dontcha think?!
looks at Jennifer sadly then touches her face, and runs his hands
under it to make sure she is the real thing. Jennifer looks at
him, not know what he is doing.
(Sighs a few times) Ha.... Ha....
continues to running his hands over her face.
What's wong? Wha.... what are you doing?
touches her again.
taps his head, then gestures trying make it seem like nothing
(Cont.) I jus.... I just... I just am making sure it is really really
you. It's the real you (laughs)!
JENNIFER: Me (laughs)?
(Gestures) Ah, forget it. I-I.... it's a long story
I'll tell you about it later, but right now (flashes her a look)
there's something much more important that I gotta do!
grabs her and swings her around onto his lap.
giggles; he takes her and kisses her. They continue to kiss as
Abigail watches, thrilled that her parents are reunited.
Three: A little later,Jennifer and Abigail barraging him with
questions. Jack Laughs, he rather just forget about everything
for the moment and be with his family.
Jack, just tell me....
JACK: (Trying to answer) Hu....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....where, I mean, where
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Whe.... when did you get back?
ABIGAIL: Who was holding you prisoner. How did
JACK: (Not getting a word in) Hu.....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....Are you all right? We wanna know
JACK: (Finally getting a chance to talk) Listen,
everything in its time. Right now I just want to
savor this moment!
laughs, Abigail smiles, as Jack closes his eyes tightly, still
Please! Just, I've dreamed of this for so
long, I've always imagined it at home (sadly) not
in a hospital room.
caresses his check.
did you know we were here?
JENNIFER: Yeah, how did you know?
JACK: Your Uncle Mickey.
JENNIFER: Oh, of course he's at the house with
Jack, Jr. (puts her hand on him, excitedly) Did you see the baby?
JACK: No! No, he told me about the accident and
I came right over and .... (Turning to Abigail) Baby, (emotionally)
Baby, I'm so sorry about the people in the car with you. I'm so
sorry, but, well, thank God, (putting his arm around her) thank
God that you're okay.
I've never felt better in my whole life!
JACK: Ho.... ah.... now I've gotta see
and Jennifer laugh.
(Cont.) I can't wait for us to be together and be a whole family.
ABIGAIL: Wh.... why don't we all go home (starting
to get up) right now!
JENNIFER: No, Sweetie....
JACK: Whoa, wait.... whoa, wa....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....wh... wha.... wait, what
are you doing?
JACK: Yeah, yeah, yeah wa.... wa.... wa.... okay....
walks around to the other side of the bed. Poor Jack is completely
flustered, and does not know what to say or do.
Honey, Lexie said you have to stay over night! It's okay, really....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....I'll be here with you. It's
ABIGAIL: But, Mom!
JACK: No, no, no, no, no! You stay right
there! Young Lady, (trying to be forceful, he gestures
firmly) listen to your mother! Stay in
JACK (Caressing her hair) Look at you! You are
a young lady, aren't you?
looks at her and Abigail smiles at her father.
JACK: (Cont.) What happened to (his voice cracks
slight) my little girl?
laughs, and Abigail smiles.
"Your little girl" turned 17 years old
today. (Shaking her head) I can't believe it either, Jack.
JACK: Ah, well, you know, that just brought something
to mind, you know what, Maggie thought to bring that cake (looking
towards Jennifer) maybe (gesturing) we could, maybe we could lite
it and.... even make a wish, I mean, you know.... if you're not
too big for that.
ABIGIAL: No, but, my wish already
came true. You're the best present I ever
JENNIFER: That goes for me too (smiling)!
(Letting out a sigh) Ha.... ha.... (Overcome with emotion) I love
you both so much! I'm never gonna
be separated from you again! (Looking up at Jennifer,
and swallowing hard) Never! Never!
nozzles up against Abigail, and Jennifer leans in.
(Cont.) Never. (Sighing contentedly) Ha....
kisses his daughter's cheek, and Jennifer reaches over and nozzles
up against Abigail too.
Four: A short time late. Jack is still hovering over Abigail's
bed, his hand on Lambie. Jennifer walks around the bed, wanting
to know what happened to Jack during all the time he was missing.
Look, Jack, I know you don't want to talk about this right now,
but you have to tell us something. Please, what
happened to you? Please!
is about to say something, but Jennifer continues to talk
They didn't hurt you, did they?
JACK: (Motioning for emphasis) Long story short,
Tony di Mera held me captive in this castle in
Europe. (Answering Abigail's question) And no, h-he didn't hurt
me, not physically--
JENNIFER: Wait a minute, did you just say Tony
di Mera's alive?
JACK: (Holding onto her arm)Yes. No! Yes, I did!
(Gesturing) He's alive.... he was alive, but now
JENNIFER: No, Jack, (gesturing) he was dead before!
JACK: I know, we all thought that, but now he's
dead, there's no way he could be alive! Ah....
he puts his hands to his temples.
(Cont.) Ju.... Forget about it! (Turning to her) Er.... there are
three people who really are alive (indicating with
his finger): Marlena, Roman and Cassie.
JACK: (Turning towards his daughter) I came home
JENNIFER: (Shocked by his news) Jack, that's incredible!
JACK: It is!
JENNIFER: Oh, my gosh!
JACK: But I've got some bad news, too! We think....
we think that maybe Victor Kiriakis and Caroline Brady were in the
castle too, and if they were.... I-I.... I don't believe they made
is saddened by the news, and Jack looks at her sadly.
Five: Jennifer is petting Abigail's hair. Jack is pacing around
telling them what happened.
were several large explosions, the last of which destroyed anything
that was left of the castle. Tony and Bart with it. I-I I think
it's amazing that the four of us escaped with our lives.
then Maggie walks ending, hearing what Jack said. Jennifer turns
towards her. Abigail still is looking towards Jack.
The four of you? Well, well, who else
JACK: (Walking towards her) I haven't had a chance
to tell you, Roman and Marlena and Cassie, they all came back with
MAGGIE: Oh, my God, (touching her forehead) that's
incredible! I don't believe it!
JENNIFER: I know! I couldn't believe it either,
MAGGIE: (Slight laugh) Ah, (gesturing) well, as
someone who has returned from the dead, I guess, anything is possible.
JACK: Here! Here! I'm just glad that all of you
got home safely.
MAGGIE: (Looking down at Abigail, smiling) Oh,
Abby, you must be soo happy to have your daddy
back! Some birthday present, huh?
and Maggie laugh.
This is the best birthday ever!
JACK: I tell you there's going to be alot of happy
people in Salem tonight. (Smiling) John and Kate are in for the
surprise of their lives.
Six: Meanwhile at the airport, John has proposed to Kate, and
Kate has accepted. Roman and Marlena see their backs and do not
realize who they are. At first they want to ask them for a ride
home. However, they see the couple kissing affectiontely, they
realize that whoever the couple is, they would not want them to
be imposed upon. Roman tries the satellite phone again, but the
battery is dead. Roman thinks it is better this way. Marlena does
not know how, she cannot understand how it is a bad idea to first
contact John and Kate. Roman tells her because it will be a shock.
Marlena agrees, especially if they have moved on -- remembering
the video Tony showed them of Kate and John having sex. A security
officer comes up to Roman and tells him that Shane has gotten
in contact, and that though he currently is in a meeting, Shane
has to talk to him ASAP; Shane wants Roman to stay at the airport
until he can talk to him. John takes Kate to the lounge so they
can celebrate. Apparently he and Marlena did that all the time
before they took off on a trip in his private jet. He flashes
back to a time in the past with Marlena. Back with Roman an Marlena
another guard comes up to him in shock seeing him alive. He was
a former policeman who worked for Roman. Roman gets him to lend
him some money so that he and Marlena can go to the lounge to
get something to eat. Roman tells Marlena that they were at the
lounge another time before, back when he was protecting her from
the Salem Strangler, when they first met. Both couples are in
the same room but they do not notice each other. John has ordered
champagne to toast his and Kate's engagement. At that moment the
maitre d' makes an announcement to the crowd in the lounge, he
tells them that tonight two couples are celebrating two special
events, one couple their 50th anniversary, and the other -- obviously
John and Kate -- their engagment. Marlena and Roman decide to
go and congratulate the couples, not realizing that the engaged
couple are their spouses, John and Kate.
Seven: Back at the hospital, Maggie walks up to the bed, talking
to Jack about his news that there were other survivors. Jennifer
is by Abigail's bed, caressing her hair.
(Gesturing) You're right, Jack, John and Marlena, Kate and Roman,
ah, they're going to be so thrilled to see each
laughs at the thought of more happy people besides herself and
(Cont.) Oohh, they're probably having the most
wonderful reunions even as we speak!
then Mickey appears.
And speaking of reunions....
is at the door, carrying Jack, Jr. [it is a different baby than
Jack's fantasy of his son].
grinning and looking towards Jack, walks into the room.
(Cont.) Somebody was feeling very left out!
smiles and looks down at his great-nephew. Jennifer puts her hands
to her face, grinning, watching Jack, as Abigail, smiling, looks
over towards her father. Jack cannot believe it.
Is that who I think it is?
smiles, and giggles; Abigail smiles too. Mickey laughs.
Yeeaah, that is (laughing) who you think it is,
Jack, that is your son!
(Shaking his head) Ha.... But it can't be he's.... (puts
out his hands to show the baby's former size) I mean, you were....
(gesturing) about (demonstrating) yea big last time I saw him.
slowly walks towards Mickey and his son. Mickey laughs, happy
(Laughs) Daddy, he's grown!
laughs, and walks over to her husband, thrilled for him. Jack
still is taking it all in, and still has his hands extended. Mickey
is smiling at the baby.
Yes, he's grown alot!
MAGGIE: Now we know it's late, but....
JENNIFER: (To her son) Hi!
MAGGIE: (Cont.) ....but he woke up and we couldn't
get him back to sleep.
MICKEY: And we could have sworn
that we heard him say, "Da-Da"! (Looking at Jack, Jr.)
and Mickey giggle, and she looks over towards Jack, who is transfixed
by his son. Jack sighs. Mickey kisses the baby's forehead.
Jack picks him up, the baby looks over towards him. Jennifer watches
filled with love, and happiness for Jack.
(Cont.) Hi there! Hi there! I'm your da-da? (Sighing) Ha.... I can't
and Maggie watch Jack excited and happily for him.
(Cont.) Ha, I'm back with my family! I'm back with my family! Ha....
Jack, Jack Deveraux! (He kisses his son's forehead)
Ha, my family's together again!
walks over towards Abigail's bed.
(Cont.) My family's together again. Oohhh....
is on the other side of Abigail's bed, Jack sets Jack, Jr. by
his sister. As the all look at him.
(Cont.) ....here you go....
smiles at Jennifer, and Abigail and Jennifer smile at Jack.
(Cont.) ....we're all together again!
JENNIFER: We're soo lucky! We
are soo lucky this.... this long, horrible
nightmare (taking her son's hand) is finally over!
JACK: Oohh (kissing his son)!
and Maggie are holding hands and smiling at each other like young
lovers. They both giggle with happiness, and they put the heads
together affectionately -- Bonnie, Bonnie, who? They look over
at the happy family scene and smile. The baby looks over at Jack,
and touches him; Jennifer and Abigail smile.
How are you? It's me your old man.
laughs, and the baby turns to look at his sister. Everyone laughs
Ooohh, he's sooo cute!
kisses him again, and Jennifer gently shakes her son's hand.
smiles at her brother and he stares at her.