Collapses Again. At the Hospital,
Lexie is Unable to Find What is Wrong.
date May 31, 2005]
One: The scene is somewhat of a repeat of the previous episode.
Both Jennifer and Hope talk about knowing that things are going
to get better.
Meanwhile, [again a partial repeat] back in the dining room, Jack
enters from the kitchen carrying a bucket with a champagne bottle.
(Breathing heavily) Haaa... Ha... Ha....
the bucket and picks up the bottle to pop the cork. He notices that
his left hand is shaking uncontrollably.
(Slaps down the bottle back in the bucket, he keeps holding on) Damnit!
(Breathing heavily and worried) Ha.... Ha.... what's wrong with? Ha...
Ha.... (starts to faint) Ha....
to the carpet hard, his head bounces and a big wound appears.
last gasp he is unconscious, but rolls his head.
Two: The camera pans on Jack who is lying unconscious and bleeding
from the hit to the forehead. He moves a little and has shallow
breathing. He stirs a little, but falls back into unconsciousness.
Back in the living room, Hope is talking to Jennifer about Bo.
She knows things are going to go back to normal between her and
Bo, but she still has to watch out for Billie. She tells Jennifer
that Billie wants more than finding her daughter, she wants Bo as
well. Jennifer reassures her that Bo loves her. Hope then tells
her what Billie did with Bo when Bo was suffering from gas fumes.
Back in the dining room, Jack is slowly coming true.
(Sounding weak) Jennifer? Ha.... Ha.... Jen.... (trying with all his
might to get up Jen-- Ha.... ha....
move and collapses again.
Back in the living room, Jennifer is hugging her cousin, she lets
go and they continue to hold each other's hands for support.
You know what, tonight just restored my faith. I mean, the boys are
coming home, they're safe! They're gonna be here! And.... and
I have my husband back. And Marlena, and Roman are back--
HOPE: And Tony di Mera is finally going to get what
JENNIFER: (Throwing back her head in a sign of relief) Ooohh,
yes! (Some idea comes to her) Oh, you know what?
JENNIFER: I have the greatest idea! Once the boys get
back, why don't we do, ah, like (gestures) a family vacation together?
Why don't we go to the Horton cabin, for a few days--
JENNIFER: Both of our families, together!
HOPE: I'd love that! That sounds great!
JENNIFER: Doesn't it sound fun?
JENNIFER: Then we can keep an eye on the little ones and can
take turns getting lost in the woods with the loves of our lives (giggling).
HOPE: (Throwing her arms around her cousin) Oohh, I love
the way you think! (Smiling and laughing too) I think that's a great
JENNIFER: (Realizing something) Wait a minute?
JENNIFER: Speaking of "the loves of our lives" where
did Jack go with the champagne? Let me check on him (walks away).
Bo and Billie are sitting on the Deveraux bench, talking. Bo assures
her, this time Tony has had it, and that the ISA can get information
from him about Georgia. Hope comes out and tells him that she hopes
he does. Just then they hear Jennifer scream.
rush in to see what is wrong.
is propping Jack up and he is holding on to her arm.She is trying
to administer to his bloodied forehead, gently trying to wipe the
JACK: I'm fine! I'm fine! I slipped, and tripped, and bumped
my head. I was just being clumsy.
JENNIFER: You are not fine! (Continuing to dab his injury)
I still want you to get checked out! Do you understand me!
JACK: No! No!....
JENNIFER: Yes, Jack!
JACK: (Cont.) It's just a little cut! Jennifer!
JENNIFER: It's not "just a little cut"!
Hope rushes in, and sees Jack on the floor.
My God! Jack!
JENNIFER: (Cont.) It's huge!
HOPE: (Bending down next to him) Jack, are you all right?
JACK: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine I (motioned with his hand) slipped....
come arrived and walks over to him.
(Cont.) ....an.... and cut myself.
BILLLIE: No! He is not fine! He passed out on the porch
JENNIFER: WHAT?! He passed-out?!
JACK: (Rolling his eyes towards Billie, annoyed she spilled
the beans) Ohhh, thanks, Billie!
JENNIFER: (Pointing at Jack) That's it.... You're definitely
going to the hospital, right now!
JACK: (Sighs in frustration) Shhh....
Bo has since
arrived and is bending over Jack, next to Hope.
Bo and I will stay here with Jack, Jr., okay?
JENNIFER: Thank you!
(Motions with her hand) And I'll get the car.
JENNIFER: (To Billie) All right!
out to get the car. The other three continue to hover around Jack.
Despite all his protestations, he still looks very weak and unwell.
Bo gets up
and takes Jack's hand. Jennifer helps him. Hope holds on to Bo's
arm for added support.
Okay, man. Let me get you....
JACK: (Straining trying to get up) I'll be all right!
HOPE: Take it easy!
JACK: (Cont.) I'll be all right (Finally getting up but with
difficulty and everyone's help)!
JENNIFER: Be care! Get up slow! Get up slow!
JACK: (Standing) Aiy... aiy.... aiy.... I'm all right. I'm
to all hold on to him to keep his balance.
(Cont., speaking weakly) I'm fine.
At the Deveraux', Hope and Bo are talking. Hope is worried about
Jack. She tells Bo that Jennifer was going on and on how happy she
was that she had Jack back, and that her family was back together.
She tells him that Jennifer was so optimistic about their future.
Bo insists everything is fine, and Jack is fine. He has atough head.
Hope, however, is not so sure; she points out that Billie told them
he had fainted earlier. Bo thinks it is just a case of all Jack
went through, being captured for months, tortured, and then coming
home to find Abby in the hospital; plus finding out about Tony:
All that took its toll on Jack. Bo points out that Tony is captured,
and everyone's nightmare is finally over. They talk about finding
Georgia, and Hope assures him she wants that to happen. She then
says hopefully Jack is fine, and tells him about Jennifer's plan
to all go to the Horton cabin for a family gather, and some romantic
fun for the four of them. Bo loves the idea too.
At the hospital, Billie and Jack are chatting by the nurses' station,
as Jennifer walks over with Lexie towards Jack.
Lexie) Just thank you so much for meeting us, it just helps to have
someone I know--
at the nurses' station where Jack is.
I understand, what happened?
JACK: (Trying to make like nothing is wrong) I slipped in the
dining room, cut my head, and (points to his injury) there's a little
JENNIFER: A "little blood"--
JACK: And my lovely wife--
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....Jack?!
JACK: (Cont.) ....is over reacting.
LEXIE: (Does not seem so sure. Or is she as innocent as she
appears?) Hmm, (reaching for something on the counter of the nurses'
station) I doubt that!
BILLIE: You'd be right, I was with him the first time he passed
is agape, annoyed that Billie is telling everyone what happened.
Billie looks over at Jack, defiantly.
You passed out twice?
JACK: Well, the first time was just for practice. No, I mean,
really.... I was.... (gesturing for emphasis) I was tired,
exhausted, now, everything going on just caught up with me, and....
I just.... (flashing a grin to try and convince everyone) you know,
I just, uh.... it's no big deal!
LEXIE: (Not convinced) You mind if I take a look at that cut?
JACK: Yeah, be gentle now!
his injury. Jennifer is not impressed by his silly joking around.
JENNIFER: Jack, would you take this seriously? No kidding
touching his wound, and Jack whines about it.
ha, ha, oh, hauuuah....
JENNIFER: (Cont., talking to Jack about joking) ....Come on!
her hand away.
JACK: "Superficial" (points to Jennifer reinforcing
he is right and she is being a worry wart) see!
LEXIE: (Is not as sure as Jack) Nevertheless, I'm going to
clean it up then I want to.... drawn some blood and run a few tests.
is very concerned.
(Still joking to hide his concern and not worry Jennifer) Wait a minute,
I'm already bleeding and you drawn more blood, have a heart, Doc!
JENNIFER: (Not appreciating Jack's humor, terrified with fear)
Jack, take this seriously, (begging) please!
JACK: (About to say something but realizes her concern) All
right, for you, I'm.... all right....
LEXIES: Come on (she starts to walk off)!
JACK: I'm getting you (pointing to Jennifer) a lollipop!
lightly taps Jack's back as he follows Lexie. Billie is bending
down, she seems worried too, but relieved Jack is being checked
not to worry, she turns to Billie) He's going to be all right
BILLIE: (Throws out her arms) Well, he still got his sense
JENNIFER: I know!....
BILLIE: (Cont., trying not to worry Jennifer) ....that's a
JENNIFER: (Cont., worried) ....but why did he pass out? I don't
BILLIE: Well, I've been thinking about this. We've studied
Post-war Stress Syndrome at the ISA, and Jack being held hostage,....
maybe it's left him with Post-traumatic Shock Response. You know,
I mean, being held captive. That's.... could've happened.
JENNIFER: (Trying to believe, but seems a little uncertain,
nods her head) Yeah! (Nods her head a few times, but remains worried)
Yeah, that makes sense.
Back Jack and Jennifer's, Hope is looking at a picture of Jack,
Jennifer and Abigail. She puts hit to her chest, obviously worrying
about them all. She looks at it again, and then puts it back on
Jack is sitting on a stretcher in the examining room of the ER,
Lexie and Jennifer are there. He is pointing to his forehead, and
a small bandage on it.
You see, (continuing to point) right there, (still pointing) a lil....
a little bandage, that's all it was.
JENNIFER: Let's just wait and see.
JACK: (Cont.) That's all I needed.
JENNIFER: (Anxiously, turns) Where is Lexie with those
(turns back towards Jack) test results .
JACK: (Trying for
levity) The husband speaks, the wife ignores it, it shall ever be
nor even Billie, appreciate his humor.
Jack, knock it off! (Looking at Jennifer) She's right!
Now, you've got a wife, a teenaged daughter, and a little,
cute baby boy at home, (points at Jack) you have to
JACK: Good, (puts out his hands, submissively) I-I.... I'll
take my time.
BILLIE: Thank you!
Lexie comes in, walking towards him. Jack sees her.
Oh, perfect timing, right here! (Gestures to Lexie) You know, they're
ready to take more blood, what's the good news?
LEXIE: (Not looking too pleased, looks at Jennifer) Aahh, Jennifer,
Billie, would you (looks at Jack) mind stepping outside for a few
minutes, I need to give Jack another quick check (smiles).
BILLIE: (Concerned) Suurre! I'll go check and see what's happen
with our boys over seas.
LEXIE: Good idea.
Jennifer has said nothing, and is obviously worried. Jennifer walks
over to Jack, and is nervous from worry.
I'll just, I'll wait (motions towards the hallway) for you?
in for a kiss, and they give each other a quick kiss, Jack puts
out his hand. She holds on to his hand and then lets go as she walks
off. Before leaving she looks at Lexie, anxiously. Then looks back
at Jack, before finally walking out.
up his arm, and continues to use levity) I'LL GET YOU ANOTHER LOLIPOP.
Lexie continue to watch Jennifer. Once she is out of sight Lexie
turns to Jack. Jack exhales.
Haa.... all right, Lexie, what are you up to? You (motions with his
head) put her out of the room for a reason, what is it? (Jack rolls
LEXIE: (Looking at the papers she is carrying, obviously his
test results; she looks rather somber) Jack, I'm sorry, I just got
your test results back. (Looks down at them, as if avoiding eye contact,
then she looks at him) it's not good!
at her, affected by her words.