Fifty: Jennifer Throws
a Surprise Birthday Party for Jack.
date June 14th, 2005]
Abigail and Chelsea are in the Deveraux kitchen frosting a chocolate
cake. Jennifer comes in and tells Abigail to hurry up because her
father was almost done putting away the camping supplies. Just then
Bo and Hope come into the kitchen. Hope asks Jennifer about the
trip to the cabin. Jennifer tells her that they were almost to the
cabin, but they heard that the weather reports were forecasting
rain, and since Jack, Jr. had the sniffles, Jack was a little concerned,
so they all returned home. Jennifer continues to say that that was
why they could not go to Alice's for the welcome home party for
the guys -- Philip, Rex, Lucas, Shawn and Rex. She asks about the
guys, and Bo and Hope tell her the sad news, that Philip went back
into combat and in a landmine accident lost his part of his leg.
Bo and Hope go on to tell her that Philip is in a military hospital
in Germany, and that Belle, Kate and John are going to be with him.
Just then Billie walks into the kitchen. Abigail tells her mother
that the cake is done, but she thinks that the party now will be
called off. Hope, Bo and Billie say that they still have a great
deal to celebrate, and that they are not calling off Jack's Birthday.
Abigail says, "I guess you're right." Billie and Bo comment
on how delicious the cake looks. As she is about go out the
kitchen door, Jack opens it.
All right, I--
goes crashing to the floor.
OOOHH! Ohhh, Jack!
JENNIFER: (Making a face) Uh, Oh.
HOPE: That looked delicious!
JACK: (With an embarrassed, sheepish grin) Uhppps!
Jack is bent over on the floor looking at the cake.
(Picking up a piece) Abigail, this wouldn't be my birthday cake, would
ABIGAIL: (Bending down next to him) It would!
JACK: (Sighs) Haaa.... (Looks at remnants of the cake
on his finger) With raspberry filling?
laughs. Abigail stands up and smiles. Jack stands up as well, and
Abigail, I-I.... I'm so sorry, (looking at his hand) I-I.... I am
grabs his hand, and Jack eats the frosting off the fingers of his
(Cont.) Mm mm, (puts out his hand) I can't tell you how sorry I am.
Jennifer laughs. Jack looks down at the floor and the ruined cake.
I'm really sorry!
ABIGAIL: No, it's okay, Dad.
JENNIFER: (Still holding on to Jack's hand and lead him away
from the cake) No, it is okay, because, you know what, (putting out
her other hand for emphasis) we can make another cake. We can make
JACK: (Still looking at the floor) No, we can eat it off the
floor. Give me a fork....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....very quickly.
JACK: (Cont.) ....it's no trouble at all....
JENNIFER: (Laughs, and takes hold of his arm and upper arm)
No, you can't eat off the floor!
JACK: I-I.... I'll eat it, oohh....
JENNIFER: Hold on!
is at the table, she has lead Jack there, and Abigail has followed
them. Meanwhile, the rest of the guests have been listening in,
Dad, you know, I'm so happy you're home, I'd back a hundred
cakes for you.
JACK: (Looking at her) You would?
her eyes, and nods.
Come on, Abs, I'll help you clean this up.
JACK: (Putting out his hand in protest) No, no, no....
JENNIFER: (Reaching to stop Jack) Yes--
JACK: (Cont.) ....leave it to me. I said, le-le.... it's my
responsibility. (Motions) Come on.
JENNIFER: No, I have the trash, hold on (reaching for
the trash). Hold on!
JACK: Oh, come on, (takes off before Jennifer can get the trash
bag) let me do it. Just give me a fork and I-I.... I'll get right
JENNIFER: Okay here (giving Chelsea a roll of trash bags and
she brings the garbage basket).
Abigail and Chelsea go over towards the mess.
(Cont.) Here, y ou guys do that.
ABIGAIL: All right, let's [???].
JACK: Oh, my gosh.
ABIGAIL: [???] it's a mess.
JACK: It's an upside down cake.
at the silly joke. Just then Bo gets a phone call, he goes out of
the room to answer it, leaving Billie and Hope alone [That is the
main focus of the scene and the stuff with Jack, Jennifer, Abigail
and Chelsea is in the background so it is hard to get all they say,
but Jack appears to still be trying to eat the cake off the floor
and Jennifer and Abigail are trying to clean it up and prevent him
from doing so].
JENNIFER: It's your favorite topping.
JACK: It's an upside down cake.
JENNIFER: Stop it, Jack, don't even eat it.
ABIGAIL: You can't eat it!
JACK: You kn.... I just don't even need a fork. Look it's good
continues to laugh.
Look i-i.... it's good, [sounds like] come and eat it.
ABIGAIL: No this is....
JENNIFER: It's on the floor, Jack!
Hope talk about Philip. Billie is glad Belle is going to be with
him, Hope thinks it is the worst thing possible.
becomes more indistinct, but apparently they are continuing to joke
It is a little later, a small table in the kitchen is filled with
bowls, pans and ingredients for back another cake. Jennifer, Jack,
Abigail and Chelsea are all involved in the process
(Talking to Abigail, point to a pan) Now, you just grease that pan.
Right, I'll just stir the icing (she walks over to the bowl filled
with icing which is on the counter). See, (starting to stir it) I
knew we could do this. I knew we could get this done quickly.
JACK: (Walking over to her, gesturing) You know, I'm kinda
glad the trip was a bust, after all. Because I can't think of anything
better than watching a homemade cake being made in my honor
by my two favorite girls (smiles). And (points) favorite best little
stops stirring and offers Jack a big lump of frosting.
Oh, for me?
JENNIFER: Go on, there you go.
some in his finger, shows it to her, and the eats it.
JENNIFER: All right, Icing Boy! (Watching to see his reaction)
How is it?
JACK: Mmmm! (Squints and cocks his head back and forth in contemplation)
Mmm..... (Nods) Needs a little something.
JENNIFER: (Disappointed, thinking he does not like it) What?
What does it need?
JACK: (Looking at it then her) More sugar (reaches over for
JENNIFER: Oh, it needs a little sugah!
JACK: Mmm, yeah....
Chelsea are watching, Abigail apologizes. Jack and Jennifer are still
giggling and kissing.
A little sugah!
JACK: Sugah! Needs sugah!
over towards them.
JACK: There's your sugar right herah!
stopped kissing, but Jennifer still is giggling. The grin at each
other, Jack is about to say something more, but looks over and sees
Abigail staring at them. She smiles at them. Jack keeps his arms
Ah.... Yes, anyway.
(She goes back to stirring the icing, but can't stop giggling) Stop!
JACK: (Cont.) The sugar....
JACK: Okay, let's put our heads together....
JENNIFER: (Still stirring) All right.
JACK: (Cont.) ....and, uh, come up with what (puts his
other arm around Abigail) we're gonna write on this puppy.
I mean, on this cake.
What about, "Happy Birthday Jack"?
up at her father, and he tilts his head thinking it through.
That's good, how about "Happy Birthday Mr. Jack" "Happy
Birthday Big Daddy"
JENNIFER: "Happy Jack"
JACK: "Captain Dad"
laugh. Meanwhile, Chelsea watches, sadly, thinking about her lost
family. She eventually leaves the room, unnoticed.
ABIGAIL: You know, while you guys are deciding this, Chelsea
and I can start mixing some colors, emm....
ABIGAIL: (Cont.) I think we should go with red, or something,
rolls her eyes at her parents' silliness, and turns to see Chelsea
gone. Jack continues being silly about what he wants written on
(Cont.) "Happy Birthday Big Red Daddy"
"Big Red Daddy"?
The three are still in the kitchen. Abigail takes it over to carries
something over to oven, as Jack and Jennifer watch. Jennifer has
her hands together.
know what, I'm kinda glad we ruined this one because this was nice,
we got to do it as a family, together....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....this was great.
(Kidding her father) And we couldn't have done it without you, Dad!
having a hard time opening the oven door so Jack helps her. Jennifer
Well, thank you, Miss Sarcasm. Need I remind you, you're talking
to one of the top pastry judges that the (puts his arms around Jennifer's
shoulders) Salem County Fair three years running--
JENNIFER:(Taking his wrist in one hand and his arm in another)
That's right! You were!
JENNIFER: Okay, so now we have to do is let this cool, (gestures)
and then you and Chelsea can ice them. (Realizing something) Wait
a minute, where is Chelsea?
over, realizing too Chelsea is no longer there. Abigail shrugs.
It is some time later, the cake is decorated and Jennifer has lit
the two candles on the cake. Jennifer, Abigail, Bo and Hope are
with Jack, surrounding the cake. The big to sing. Jack sings along.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAY TO YOU!
JACK: TO ME!
ALL: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HOPE: (Emphasizing it) YOU!
JACK: TO ME! Cha-cha-cha!
ALL: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JACK!
ALL: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
JACK: TO ME. And many more!
HOPE AND JENNIFER: Many, many more!
BO: (In a baritone voice) Many more!
ABIGAIL: Okay, make a wish, Dad!
JACK: (Jack has his hand on Jennifer's arm) Ah, okay, ah, oh,
you're all here. Good!
laughs at the joke.
No, no, no, I've already got my wish....
laughing, looks up at him. Abigail is smiling at her father.
(Cont.) ....I'm home with my family. But if I had another chance at
another wish it would be for.... it be for Philip Kiriakis, that he
comes home soon.
BO: (Nod in agreement) Yeah....
HOPE: (Smiles) Yeah!
JACK: In fact, (spreads out his arms) why don't we all
make that wish and then we (gestures) all can blow out the
JACK: Okay (slaps his hands together)!
JENIFER: Everyone ready?
JACK: (Hums) Hmmm!
JENNIFER: (Relighting the cake) One! Two!
gets closer to the cake, and the all blow at the same time, blowing
out the couple candles.
and the others join her in cheering and clapping.
Too much saliva on that cake! [???] finish.
Bo and Hope
All right, so, look, here we go, let's, ah, cut this cake....
the large knife towards Jack and he leans back.
the knife and grins.
(Cont.) ....before we ruin it. Come on!
JACK: (Bends down to begin slicing the pieces) Okay, good....
good idea. I'll get....
HOPE: Should we take the candles out?
JENNIFER: Oh, yeah, yeah, all right.
JACK: Going in.
about Chelsea and Hope tells her that Chelsea is outside with Billie.
Uuhh, that looks good!
later, everyone is eating the cake.
I'm not kidding....
JENNIFER: I'm stuffed!
JACK: (Cont.) ....if you blind-folded me, and (gestures) put
Alice's cake right next to right next to yours, Abigail, and gave
me a fork (gestures) I wouldn't be able to tell the difference!
Jennifer look at him, and then Jennifer looks over at Abigail! Abigail,
laughs, embarrassed from the praise.
JACK: (Cont.) I mean it! I mean it!
Bo and Hope
are busy eating.
No licking the plate!
HOPE: Hmmm. Oohhh! Abby, (shows her the empty plate) it was
JACK: (Busy eating) Hm hm.
HOPE: It was so good! Oh, you did a good job, Honey!
into the kitchen. Abigail asks about Chelsea, and Billie tells her
that she just needs a little time alone. Hope says she feels "awful
about that poor girl!" Jennifer she does too.
Jack does not look well, and steps aside. They do not notice this.
Something is definitely wrong with Jack, he rubs his side, and looks
very concerned. Everyone is too busy eating and enjoying Abigail's
cake to notice.