Forty-Nine: The Deverauxes
Prepare for Their Trip, Lexie Comes by with
News That Jack's Tests Are Inconclusive.
date June 2nd, 2005]
Abigail is in the kitchen preparing for the family camping trip
to Smith Island and the Horton cabin. She is packing food to bring
on the trip and debating what bring. Chelsea drops by, and Abigail
tells her about their trip. Chelsea makes a snide comment about
the trip being boring. Abigail tells her tells her that "It
will be fun. I mean, it's the first family vacation, since we thought
my dad--" realizing it may sound insensitive because of what
happened to Chelsea's parents she apologizes. Chelsea tells her
that there is no reason to apologize. Abigail then asks her to come
with them. Chelsea tells her "it sounds like a family thing."
Abigail tells her, "Best friends count as family." Chelsea
sadly replies does not have the right equipment for a camping trip,
and she cannot afford to buy any. Just then, Billie walks in, and
offers to help her.
Jennifer is coming down the stairs, carrying things for their trip.
All right, we've got enough stuff, Jack!
JACK: (Follows, carrying a card table and something else) Not....
JENNIFER: (Jennifer is already downstairs) Uuhh, by the way,
I called Hope, I told her that we were going to head out to the cabin
earlier, and then as soon as Shawn get's home (putting down the stuff
on the table) they can just join us.
JACK: (Puts down the things he was carrying) That sounds good!
(Pointing) I'm going to grab (walks off) the telescope out of the
(Grabs his arm, stopping him) Wait, telescope?!
JACK: Well, telescope (gestures) would be great for looking
JENNIFER: Uh, hmm!
JACK: (Cont. points his thumb in back of him) ....up there....
on the island, and.... other (looks down at Jennifer's body, raises
his eyebrows and gives a smug grin) heavily bodies!
JENNIER: (Raising her eyebrows) Oohh!
and Jennifer giggles and they kiss.
Jennifer stops kissing and looks at him. Jack wonders what is wrong.
JENNIFER: (Concerned) You know, ar.... are sure that
you feel okay? I mean, that you're up to this, Jack? Because we can....
we can put this off....
JACK: No, no, no, no, no!
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....we can go at another time--
JACK: (Cont.) ....No, we're going (gestures)! Because I
to walk off again, and again Jennifer grabs his arm to stop him.
No, but, I'm just wondering....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....why did Lexie want all that extra
blood work (looks at him worriedly).
JACK: (Trying to convince her nothing is wrong) Because Lexie
is a doctor! That's what doctors do! They check out (putting
his finger to his thumb to indicating minutiae) every little
thing, no matter how remote, just to satisfy the malpractice
insurers (raises his eyebrows).
to walk off again, and yet again Jennifer grabs him, preventing
him from walking off. She still is not convinced, and is still very
No, that's not true, Jack! She's doing this because you passed
out twice.... in the same day, and that is not normal!
JACK: (Trying to be funny to divert the conversation) Who says
(points to himself) I'm "normal!" (flashing a roguish
grin) Come on! Come on! Ahh, I'm telling you, I'm going to
be fine (points for emphasis) there's nothing that a couple of days
R and R out at the cabin is going to fix.... okay!
to walk off and she stops him again. Jack jerks back, and turns
JACK: Eh! (Leaning towards her for a kiss) Okay!
JENNIFER: If you say so!
JACK: I say so.
to kiss, and Jack puts his arm around her and they kiss more intensely.
Jennifer puts her arm around his neck, and they continue to kiss.
Meanwhile, outside, Lexie walks up their walkway. She stops by their
lawn bench, and thinks back to the other day when she saw his test
results. She then looks up towards the window, and sees Jack and
Jennifer kissing. Talking to herself, "They're *so* happy to
be together again, I just *pray* it's not short lived!"
Jack and Jennifer are still kissing passionately. Jack finally lets
go, and lets out a satisfied exhale.
Aaahhh (moving his head from side-to-side)! (He stays inches from
her and caresses her check, looking at her with profound love)You
know how much I missed kissing you?
JENNIFER: (Looks up at him, smiling, equally deeply in love)
Yeeaah, as much as I missed kissing you.
They go back
JENIFER: (Moans) Hmmm.
there is a knock at the door.
and look towards the door, obviously not too pleased about being
Wha.... (Looks at Jack) Did you order more camping supplies!
JACK: Scout's honor (Jack however, flashes the Vulcan "Live
long and prosper sign).....
JACK: Scout's.... (he looks at his hand, seeing he made the
wrong sign, changes it to the scouts' sign) scout's honor!
Jaacck, we don't any more (motions to all the stuff as she
goes to answer the door) look at all this stuff we have!
the door to find Lexie.
Well (Jack stops in mid-sentence seeing Lexie there)--
JENNIFER: Oh, Lexie, hi!
LEXIE: Hi, I'm sorry to just drop by!
JENNIFER: (Motions for her to come on) No, that's all right,
come on in, you're always welcome here (laughs)!
LEXIE: (Entering) Thank you. Hi, Jack!
JACK: (His voice does not sound pleased) Lexie!
closes the door. Lexie is staring at Jack.
(Closing the door) What, ah, brings you by?
Jack is standing,
expressionless, worried that Lexie has bad news and will tell Jennifer.
(Turning towards Jennifer) The results of Jack's (not sounding positive)
second blood test are in.
looks over at Jack, worried. Jack has a concerned expression as
The scene continues as the three of them walk into the living room.
So, what did you find?
JENNIFER: (Turns her head back towards Jack and then forward
to Lexie, concerned) Is it serious, Lex?
LEXIE: (Turns towards them) It's not what we found,
it's what we didn't find. (Gestures) The additional tests didn't
give us any answers as to what's causing the dizziness, it just ruled
out certain possibilities.
behind Jennifer, his hands on her shoulders, worried Lexie may say
too much and upset Jennifer. Jennifer is obviously worried about
S.... What are you saying, exactly, Lex?
LEXIE: Well, I concerned that something might be going on and
that we just don't have the ability here to pinpoint!
So, what do we do? Hu....
turns and looks at Jack and he looks down at her, she then turns
back to Lexie.
LEXIE: I sent your blood work off to the Mayo clinic.They
can do a much more sophisticated analysis, and, huh (shrugs), hopefully
they can give us some answers.
JACK: So, you've ruled out anything really serious, (smiles)
LEXIE: (A slight stare at Jack, then nods, though it still appears
she hates keeping things
from Jennifer) Hopefully!
(slight laugh, and smile) the dizziness could just be the result of....
of the exhaustion after the whole di Mera debacle!
LEXIE: Well, yeah, yeah, that is certainly a possibility. Ahh,
it could also be nothing more than a benign anomaly.
JENNIFER: (Slightly revealed) Okay.
JACK: (Steps forwards, and points) Seee! Uh, uh,
(turns to Jennifer) "a benign anomaly!" Is.... Nothing to
JENNIFER: (Pats Jack's arm) Good, well, I.... I hope you're right!
JACK: I know I'm right!
they hear Jack, Jr. sneeze over the baby monitor. Jennifer turns
to the monitor.
Oh! (Picking up mo niter) Sounds like Jack, Jr.'s up from his nap.
JACK: All right.
JENNIER: Will you excuse me for a moment.
LEXIE: Yeah, of course.
can be heard crying.
(Stilling holding Jack's wrist) You had me so scared, for
a second, Lexie (slight laugh)!
does a little nervous laugh too. Jennifer then goes to check on
(Motioning and calling out to Jennifer) Give him my best! (When Jennifer
is out of sight, Jack sighs, and turns to Lexie) Haa, there's more
going on here, obviously.
JACK: (Cont.) Thank you for not worrying her anymore than she
LEXIE: Jack, the truth is, we don't know that this isn't
JACK: Let's just keep that between (points to himself then
her) you (and back to himself) me!
LEXIE: Jennifer's your wife! Trust me, you do
not want shut her out!
JACK: I told you, I am not shutting her out, I am just
not putting her through the wringer over something that's probably
going to turn out to be a big fat nothing!
LEXIE: (Sighing in frustration) Haaa.... Well, I.... I just
hope that's the case!
JACK: (Seriously) You and me both!
Haa.... Look, I will respect our doctor-patient confidentiality,
JACK: Huh hmm.
LEXIE: (Cont.) ....you are making a big mistake!
JACK: I don't think so! And, if I am, I'll deal
with it when the time comes!
LEXIE: I wish you would postpone this trip until after we've
heard from the Mayo.
JACK: (Slight smile) Nope, no can do!
LEXIE: Hmm, how did I know you'd say that. (Reaches for her
purse) Listen, I want you (takes out some pill samples and hands them
to him) to take these samples with you. If you start feeling dizzy,
disorientated, light headed....
JACK: (Takes them) Hmm, hmmm!
LEXIE: (Cont.) ....take one it'll help you restore your equilibrium.
JACK: (Examining the sample) Huh....
LEXIE: (Cont.) And, I don't want you driving!
JACK: (Turns to her and does a double take) Wait a minute,
no, no, no I always drive! I always drive! What am I
going to to tell Jennifer?
LEXIE: (Annoyed by his obstinacy) Well, you could start with
at him. Jack just looks back at her saying nothing.
Billie convinces Chelsea to accept her financial help and go with
Abigail on her family camping trip. Abigail excitedly tells Chelsea
she will help her find stuff for the trip. They walk into the living
room where Lexie and Jack are still talking about his problem.
(Walking over towards them) Oh, Hey, Lexie....
to hide the pills from his daughter by putting them his pants pocket.
ABIGAIL: (To her father) Um, Daddy, (points to Chelsea) I invited
Chelsea to come with us, is that okay?
JACK: (Preoccupied) Uh, yeah, whatever, (gestures) the more
her father, and walks off, Chelsea follows her.
Thank you, Mr. Deveraux.
JACK: Haa, don't mention it, a-a.... any time. Haa.... (After
they are gone) Look, Lexie, I-I.... I don't want to be rude or anything
I-I.... I do--
JACK: (Cont.) ....have packing to do.
LEXIE: (Cont.) ....I-I.... I can see you're busy.
Jennifer shouts from upstairs.
JACK, CAN YOU GIVE ME A HAND UP HERE.
JACK: (Shouts back) AH, YE.... YEAH, SURE , I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.
(He then addresses Lexie) So, ah, if you'll e-e.... excuse me.
LEXIE: Yeah, yeah, go.... go ahead. I can show myself out.
Listen, (smiles) have a wonderful trip.
JACK: We will! We all will!
and gives her a little wave, and then quickly rushes upstairs.
Just then Billie comes in from the kitchen. Billie tells her
that Abigail told her that Jack was doing great. Lexie looks upset,
and Billie notices. Worriedly, Billie asks if something is wrong.
Lexie says she does not know, and talking more to herself she adds,
"and that *scares* me!"
A short while later Billie and Lexie are walking out the door, and
down the path, Billie knows that she was there because of Jack's
fainting spells. Lexie tells her that she cannot discuss her patient's
condition. Billie says she understand, and says, "I just hope
it's not *too* serious, Jack and Jennifer have been through *hell*!
They *deserve* a break!" Lexie agrees, she adds, "We
just have to crush our fingers."
Jennifer is walking down the stairs, laden down with stuff. Jack
is right behind her, carrying more stuff.
Lexie just too off. I wanted to talk to her a little bit more, Jack.
JACK: You mean, you wanted to grill her some more!
into the living room.
Now, is it so wrong that I am extremely worried about
JACK: (Dropping the stuff to the floor) No, not at all!
It's just that.... I'm telling you (making a sweeping motion with
his arms) it's just a passing thing! It's over! I'm fine!
has put down her stuff, and has turned to him.
We're together! (Puts his hands on her arms) And I'm on top
of the world and nothing's going to change that!
JENNIFER: Good! (Looking up at him with love and concern) Let's
make sure it doesn't! Because, I really couldn't take if if
anything happened to you again!
JACK: Nothing's going to! And just to prove to you (takes her
face) how healthy I am (he gives her a passionate kiss).
JENNIFER: Ummmm, hmmm (giggling)!
JACK: Uh hmmmm. Uh hmmm.
continues to giggle. Jack chuckles. They both are really enjoying
Hmm, Wow! (Widening her eyes) Wow!
JAKC: (Smiling) Are you convinced yet?
JENNIFER: (Thinking) Uumm.... No!
JENNIFER: Not quite.
kissing her again and they wrap their arms around each's neck. They
her towards the couch, and the plop down still kissing.
giggles, and they continue to kiss and roll around on the couch.