Thirty-Nine: The Homecoming
Part III: At the Hospital, the Deveraux Family
Continue to Celebrate Jack's Return
and Abigail's Seventeen Birthday.
date April 28, 2005]
One: At the hospital, in Abigail's room, only Jack, Jennifer and
Abigail remain, Mickey and Maggie have taken Jack, Jr. home. Jack
and Jennifer are hovering over their daughter's bed. Jennifer
is arranging Abigail's blanket, and Jack is standing behind Jennifer,
massaging her shoulders.
Haaaa, I'm sorry that Mickey and Maggie had to take the baby home,
but it's late and the little guy needs his beauty sleep.
and Abigail laugh.
(Con.) You know, Jennifer, I was just wondering.... d.... do you
think he really (pointing to himself) recognized me as his father?
looks down at Abigail smiling at Jack's question, then they look
over at Jack.
Yes, Jack, I do. I mean, think about it, he didn't even
cry when Uncle Mickey put him into your arms.
JACK: (Excitedly) That's right! That's right, he
didn't. (Gesturing) You know, the.... the moment
that he (pointing two fingers to his eyes) saw me, when he first
(pointing to his eyes again) me, I sensed in him (putting his fingers
together in the okay sign) a moment of clarity.
and Abigail are laughing.
JACK: Oh, I mean it! I-I'm serious,
(gesturing) it's like he (pointing his fingers to his eyes) he looked
at me, and I (pointing away) looked at him, and he (pointing back
to his eyes) looked back at me, and (pointing away again) I looked
at him, and.....
cannot stop laughing. Jack continues to gesture for emphasis,
as his facial expressions further the emphasis.
(Cont.) ....he saw me and he saw (touching his face) my
face, and he said, "Look at that face, that face is like....
it looks like me!"
is serious, and the gals continue to laugh. Jennifer looks down
towards her daughter.
Isn't this amazing to have laughter back in our family!?
JACK: (Pointing to himself) Well, I-I.... I mean
it, I'm serious!
ABIGAIL: I'm never gonna let you
stop hugging me tonight, Daddy!
JACK: Well, yeah, that's tonight!
But what about later, after your.... your.... (motioning
with his arm) your friends show up....
continues to giggle.
And then you're going to say, (imitating her) "Oh, Daddy (whiny)
please I'm a little embarrassed,
and (making faces) I mean, it's like, it's nice having you back
from the dead, and all, but could you just, (motioning with his
fingers running off) you know, run away and then give me some money!
Not in that order, of course."
and Jennifer are really enjoying Jack's silliness.
the kids feel that way about their parents, Daddy, but I promise
I'll never take you for granted like that again!
JACK: (Not buying it) Mmm, hmmm, right!
Well, at least your little friends like having me around, I mean,
they always thought I was rather cute and, ahhh,
kinda cool, right?
is smiling smugly, Jennifer does not look so sure.
JENNIFER: (Cont.) I Jack.... I mean, I think....
I think you thought that Abby's friends thought
you were cool (smiles).
ABIGAIL: Yeah.... Yeah, they thought you were crazy.
roars with laughter. Jack cannot believe it.
JENNIFER: Yes! (Reaches around and pats him on
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....Welcome back to reality,
Dad! (Talking to Abigail) Listen, I needed to get your dad home,
JACK: (Gesturing in protest) No, no, no, no no
I'm not going home by myself to sleep, all
alone! If you're going to be here with Abigail, I'm
going to be here with Abigail!
ABIGAIL: (Thrilled) Yeesss!
smiles at her daughter.
JACK: As a matter of fact, we'll just be (motions)
together, as a family, and when you're released we'll all
live together, and we're never ever (Jack rests
his cheek next to Jennifer's) going to be separated again!
ABIGAIL: Promise, Daddy?
JACK: (Seriously) I promise! I
looks down at her daughter.
(Cont.) And I'm praying right now that from now on, anybody we care
about, and (raising up his hand) even the people we don't
care about, and none of us ever have
to go through the pain and the suffering and the worry....
looks up at him lovingly.
(Cont.) ....from the people that we love.
rests his check against Jennifer and puts his arm around her and
(Cont.) I mean it!
kisses Jennifer's cheek. They all hold each other.
kisses the to of his daughter's head.
Two: Earlier that evening another cryptic delivery arrived for
Bo and Billie, a bloodied sweater. Billie believes it is Georgia's.
They have it tested and the results come back positive that it
is Georgia's DNA -- though it appears to be the same technician
as before. They also have a mysterious address in Ogden, a nearby
town [do not know if it is Odgen Utah or another Odgen; however,
seems like it is not "the" Ogden]. Billie wants to rush
out there, but Bo is leery. However, Billie still is able to manipulate
Bo into going, and Bo does not tell Hope. Now, they have arrived
at the mysterious house, Bo finally thinks they are making a mistake.
Billie begins throwing a guilt trip on him, saying he does not
care about Georgia and wants her dead. She accuses him of being
manipulated by Hope. Bo, finally defends his wife. He also tells
Billie that since she is an ISA agent she should be more cautious.
She talks off into the house anyway. The house is abandoned, and
obviously a set up. However, Billie continues to be stupid. They
then hear a noise and another one of the set up voices calling
for her. In the room where they heard the voice they find a doll
The doll is a trap, for when she goes over towards it she crashes
through a trap door and falls into another pit.
Three: Back in Abigail's room, Jennifer is still by her daughter's
bed, Jack is behind her with his hand on his shoulders. Jack begins
to talk and they turn to look at him.
(Placing his hand to his brow) I-I I have so many things that I
want to tell you, I feel like Rip van Winkle, (pointing to both
of his temples) I was locked up in that castle for soo
long. And missed soo much.
ABIGAIL: Well, alot of unbelievable
things happened with us while you were gone, too.
is obvious by his expression that he does not like the sound of
ABIGAIL: (Pointing to him) The Red Socks won the
JACK: (Shocked, [the alleged Red Socks curse for
trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees was finally broken]) Nooo!
(Cont.) No! Get out! No! (Pointing
to himself) The Cubs [Jack's team]!
turns and laughs at his frustration over the Cubs.
I'm serious! And, guess what else?
looks really concerned. Jennifer looks over towards him. It seems
like Jack's gals like teasing him.
Four: Abigail has let Jack in on more of the weird happenings
since he has been gone. Jack turns around in disgust, he grimaces,
and paces around.
no, this is too much to take, no hockey season
[2004/05 a strike canceled the entire season]! Haaa. Well, I-I can't
handle anymore, we.... we... let's just (walking back to the bed,
putting his hand to his forehead in mock frustration) stick with
the safe subjects like.... like Abigail's birthday.
laughs, enjoying Jack's corny humor. Abigail is also enjoying
her father back and his quirky sense of humor.
(Cont.) All right? A.... It's not every day that you (gesturing)
turn 17 and your father returns from the dead.
puts his hand on Jennifer's shoulder, and she turns around and
smiles at him.
was just gonna say that.You took the words just
right out of my mouth!
looks over at her daughter and smiles, enjoying seeing her and
her father together again.
Well, (pointing to himself) brilliant minds think
chuckles. Jack brings over the cake.
birthday, Sweetheart.Here you go.
puts it on her tray.
JACK: Ah-kay, (Jack brings out a lighter from his
pocket) I'll, just be light'em up.
ABIGAIL: You don't have to light the candles because
I don't need to make a wish.
begins to light each candle anyway.
(Cont.) You know, I had a dream just like this. You came back to
me. And when you did, all my wishes came true (smiling).
JACK: (Still lighting the candles) Yeah, well,
what would you say if I told you I had exactly
the same dream!
This is sooo surreal!
(Cont.) Brilliant minds!
grins and Abigail chuckles. Jennifer puts her hands to her face.
Jack is making sure all the candles are lit.
(Cont.) This is incredible sitting just here and....
and watching that the two of you laughing and talking. This is sooo
JACK: Well, I tell you what, I've just about got
all these candles lit. And we're going to have to blow 'em up (with
a funny voice [not sure the accent nor who he is imitating]) before
the.... the sprinklers go off.
laughs a joy laugh [though it seems to be Missy reacting to some
in-joke]. Abigail chuckles as well.
(Cont.) So, what'd'ya say we (chuckles) jump right in and do
JACK: Okay! You all ready? Okay sit up.
(Cont.) Here we go!
takes one candle that has gone out and lights it.
One, two, three
all take in a deep breath.
Jack and Jennifer do all the blowing out of the candles, Abigail
does a little but they are all out by then.
laughs, and claps.
That's alot of hot air!
reaches over and gives her daughter a hug, Abigail pats her arm;
Five: Meanwhile, Hope and Patrick Lockhart are also at the hospital.
They are in the lobby, by the phones, not too far from Abigail's
room. Hope is trying to find Bo, not realizing that *yet again*
he has taken off with Billie on some wild goose chase. They get
into a discussion about all the famous soul mates in Salem. Patrick
makes a weird comment about how the couples of Salem are famous
[was it some silly plug trying to show the fans that they, The
Powers that Be, remember the fact that the show is known for its
couples, or was there a point to Patrick's comment, since how
would he know about them all unless he has been feed information
from someone]. Hope mentions her grandparents, John and Marlena,
[the shocker] Steve and Kayla, Jack and Jennifer, Roman and Marlena
and her father and Julie. Patrick starts asking her about Marlena
and Roman [it seemed like he was grilling her for some reason;
though it could be just TPTB filling in history for newer viewers].
She explains to him Marlena, John and Roman's history and how
they were manipulated by the di Meras. She then talks about how
Billie has tried to ruin her and Bo's lives. She tries to call
Bo at home and on his cell, but she gets no answer. She thinks
that maybe he left her a text message on her cell; however, she
remembers that she had left her cell in Abigail's room. She is
about to go into the room, but she sees the back of a man's head.
Not realizing it is Jack, back from the dead, she thinks it is
a doctor, so she decides to wait. She is certain that Billie has
convinced Bo to run off on another wild chase.
Six: Jack is removing the candles, and counting as he does.
One, two, three.... I'm really good at this, you know.
JENNIFER: (Laughs) Hahaha, that's alot
JACK: (Stops) Heu, you're telling me.
continues to giggle. Jack stops and turns towards her.
I-I.... I feel bad about something, (putting up a hand) I have to
admit it, I feel bad about eating this cake without Jack, Jr. being
here, but (gesturing) fact is, he's a baby,
he hardly has any teeth, and.... (touches her) and this is what
were going to do, were not going to tell him that
were celebrating his sister's birthday without him.
JENNIFER: That's right, we'll just wait until he's
older and mature enough to deal with it.
JACK: Exact! Right! Right! You know, w-w.... We
don't want to twist him yet, we can ruin him later. Save time--
(Jack looks at the cake).... This is Alice's cake!
(Cont.) I haven't had a piece of Alice's cake since, I don't know
when. I haven't had a piece of anyone's cake since
I don't know when. I mean, (pointing to it) this is.... it's been
a long time.
JENNIFER: (Nods and smiles) It has
been a long time!
JENNIFER: I'm going to go to the cafeteria, I'm
going to get some.... um, some plates, some forks and a knife. I'll
be right back!
JACK: All right! We'll be right here!
flashes Jack a big grin and leaves. Jack watches her, waves, then
making a face turns to Abigail. He slaps down a candle.
(With a accent) We don't need no stinkin' forks.
pop cultural reference to the Bogart movie The Treasure of
the Sierra Madre]. Abigail laughs. Jack runs his finger across
the side of the cake taking off a big glob of frosting.
Mmmm, (he eats it off his fingers) emmm....
does it again.
Jack can eat the frosting he notices Abigail looking at him.
Well, what are you waiting for, dig in! (Motions
with his frosting covered fingers) Come on!
ABIGAIL: All right, it is my cake.
takes a really big glob of frosting this time. Abigail just wipes
off a little.
Oh, yeah baby!
laughs. Father and daughter eat their frosting.
in the lobby, Jennifer walks over to Hope and Patrick. Jennifer
excitedly taps Hope on the shoulder.
HOPE: (Touching her, concerned) Jennifer, are you
HOPE: Is Abby okay?
JENNIFER: Yeah, we're great! Abby
is happier than ever (giggles)!
HOPE: I was worried when I saw the doctor in there
JENNIFER: (Smiling, and shaking her head) That's
not a doctor in there! It's Jack!
HOPE: (Not comprehending) Jack? (Shaking her head
not understand) Jack? Jack.... (her eyes widen as it dawns on her)
JENNIFER: (Giggles) Yeah (nods)!
JENNIFER: (Still giggling) I don't know (throwing
out her arms). I don't know how. But I'm telling you, that is my
husband, Jack, in there. And as we speak he and Abby are
licking the frosting off her birthday cake, Hope!
HOPE: (Putting her hands to her face) Oh, my God
Jack.... Jennifer, you've said Jack twice and I still can't believe
that I heard it right. How? It's a miracle!
JENNIFER: I don't know! It is
a miracle! And I don't know how. But I will tell you, (gesturing)
he is alive, and it is real, and
HOPE: Oh, Jennifer, I'm so happy
for you! Oh, Honey, I'm so happy for you.
it does not appear that Patrick is happy. He looks rather angered
that Jack is back. Is it because he wants her for himself -- it
does not seem so -- or is it because he knows he failed in his
job to keep them apart.
Seven: Meanwhile, at the airport, Roman and Marlena are in the
lounge and hear the announcements regarding the couple celebrating
its 50th anniversary and the couple who has become engaged --
not knowing that they are John and Kate. Roman tells Marlena that
the couple looks familiar. However, the couple he is talking about
is the older couple. They have yet to see John and Kate. Roman
tries to kiss Marlena but she is not receptive. Roman takes a
call from Shane Donovan. He tells Marlena that he will meet Shane
later, he just wants to take it easy tonight, he does not want
to leave now after just making it home. Marlena returns to the
terminal part of the airport. Meanwhile, John returns as well
to pick up his cane he had left there. They finally see each other,
and crying fall into each other's arms. Kate and Roman also have
a reunion. The four of them eventually met up together. They know
that they have a great deal to tell each other. However, neither
Marlena nor especially Roman notice the large rock engagement
ring on Kate's finger, and thus do not realize that they were
the couple they saw kissing earlier, nor the couple whose engagement
they heard announced.
Eight: Back in Abigail's room, it is a little later, all the frosting
has been licked off the cake. Abigail is licking some of her finger.
She has icing around her mouth. Jack has some icing at the corners
of his mouth; he moans as he continues to eat frosting.
ABIGAIL: Uh, oh, frosting's pretty much gone by
is still eating, and nods pointing to the cake.
There's the cake. And we're toast!
giggles. However, they continue to lick the frosting off their fingers.
((Cont.) You know the last time I did this your mother gave me holy
he.... (correcting himself) heck.
ABIGAIL: (Rolling her eyes. Ah, Daddy, you can
say (doing the in quotes sign with her fingers) the "H-word"--
JACK: (Pointing at her) Hey, hey, hey--
ABGAIL: I'm in high school I've
heard things alot more worse!
JACK: (Putting up his hand) As if that was an excuse!
Obviously I've been away for a while!
ABIGAIL: I think Mom would be happy to forgive
you, even if you ate the whole cake!
(Wiping his fingers) It certainly goes to prove, you come back from
the dead, (pointing to her) you can have your cake, and (pointing
to himself) I can eat it too (Puckers his lips
ABIGAIL: (Letting out a satisfied sigh) Haa....
I still can't believe I have you back with me for good.
JACK: Ooohh, you're never going
to get rid of me now! (Jack wipes the icing from her face) In fact,
I'm going with you to college [this is cute because
Jack had the same chat with her the day he was kidnapped]! I'm going
to be your roommate.
ABIGAIL: You are not!
JACK: I'm going to walk you to class. (Gesturing)
I'm going to join your sorority -- (gesturing) as a mascot.
ABGAIL: You are not serious!
JACK: I am serious! I.... (gestures)
it's in the by-laws!
JACK: You.... you.... a.... all right, Lambie can be the
mascot, he's obviously been taking care of you all this time anyway,
while I've been gone.
ABIGAIL: What happened? I mean, where were you?
I have like a million questions.
JACK: And I have like a million
answers, none of which are believable, so, (making a swiping motion
with his hand) we'll just table that for now. Right now what I want
to do is this.
puts his arms, and puts his cheek next to hers.
Ahh, a...., tell me if that's hurting you.
continues to nozzle up against her, his eyes squeezed shout.
eyes closed, smiling) It's not.
ABIGAIL: I knew you were alive!
ABIGAIL:(Cont.) ....Everybody thought I was in
denial because I didn't see your body and there wasn't a funeral.
(Resting contentedly) Hm.
ABIGAIL: (Rolling her eyes) Uh, I was such
a brat, Dad!
ABIGIL: (Cont.) I blamed it all out on her. I took
it (rolling her head and eyes) allll out on her.
I mean, sometimes, when I couldn't sleep at night, I'd hear her
crying in her room.
JACK: (Opening his eyes) Hmm.
ABIGAIL: (Cont.) I know she missed you soo
much! I don't think she was ever serious about m.... moving on with
Patrick, or anything (laughs).
is interested now, and gets up.
Whao, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute! What
do you mean?! Y.... (Frowning)You're telling me that your
mother was getting serious about Patrick Lockhart?!
Uh, no! No, not serious, but (trying
to not upset him), you know, she.... she.... she started to like
having him around.
JACK: (Continues to frown, and blinks a couple
times concerned) No, no, no, I mean, Ah, I m-mean h-how,
uh, exactly? Do.... do you mean that? "Liked
having him around"?
ABIGAIL: Wweellll, he's been there for her, and
I guess she just started to depend on him.
JACK: (Frowning) What, you mean, like, uh, fixing
things around the house?
ABIGAIL: Yeah, like that! But....
I got the feeling she did like having him around.
JACK: Oh, (his voice cracking) really? Tell me
more! (With a slight angered glare) Exactly how else did has Patrick
been there for your mother?!
Nine: Back in the lobby, Jennifer, Hope and Patrick are still
talking about Jack's return. Jennifer and Hope let go of their
embrace, Jennifer is still giggling from her joy. Hope is happy
for her cousin. Patrick asks where Jack has been and what happened
to him; he seems rather annoyed, but feigns being happy for Jennifer.
Patrick, (putting her hands to her face) I don't know, I-I.... I
don't even know any of the details, but it doesn't
matter! I mean, right now we have (gesturing) the
rest of our lives together! He's here!
He's alive! And that's all I care
goes over and puts her arm around him. He continues to act happy
Jennifer then apologizes for earlier blaming Hope for hanging
up on Billie. Hope tries to convince Hope that Bo does not want
to come between her. Jennifer then remembers about Bo and Billie
going off. Hope wonders if they went off for burgers. Jennifer
hates to admit they did not. Meanwhile Patrick continues to have
his hand on her shoulder. As Jennifer is going to explain about
Bo and Billie, and furious Jack runs up to him, and angrily grabs
TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF MY WIFE!
does not listen and slugs him, knocking him over a row of chairs.
jumps over the and starts attacking him.
I'M HOME, NOW! DEAL WITH ME! DEAL WITH ME!
continues to attack him, as he pathetically tries to defend himself.
Jennifer and Hope run over to him to try and stop him; they watch
shocked at Jack's violence.