Plans for a Family Gathering Are
Ruined by Patrick's Presence.
date June 24th, 2005]
The scene is a short while after the previous episode, fans are
in the stands for the start of the Salem 500 stock car race. Max
escorts Abigail, Chelsea, Patrick, Jack and Jennifer to their seats
that he got for them. The fans all get excited seeing Max. Max tells
Patrick he has a ticket for him too. Jack is not happy. He stays
away from the group, and leans over the railing, muttering to himself.
Patrick Lockhart is no friend!
to Max and tells him that he is glad to meet him. He tells Max that
he has been following his career all along. What a surprise that
he is "an old friend of Jennifer." Jennifer corrects,
"young friend." She explains that she knew him when he
was young. Abigail adds that her mother dated Max' brother. Chelsea
makes another one of her sexual comments by saying, "There's
nothing about him any more." Max tells him it is time for them
to take there seats.
Jack comes over and grabs Patrick by the arm.
Wait a minute, come here. (When he has dragged him away) What the
hell is going on?! (Gestures) After I warned you! You show
up here! And you bother my wife and kids again.
PATRICK: It's a pure coincidence.
JACK: It's a coincidence that you're moving in on a
whole family situation, cozying up on my wife.
(Patrick scratches his forehead, amused) Careful Jack, you're starting
to sound a little paranoid.
JACK: (Jack means business, gestures for emphasis) It's the
last time I warn you, you stay away from my wife, you stay
away from my family.
PATRICK: Or what?
JACK: (Nods a little, then turns and is deadly seriously) Or
I kill you!
at him. Patrick does not look like he knows what to make of what
Back at the races, Jack and Patrick are still having their discussion.
Patrick walks around Jack. As Patrick tries to explain, Jack just
I ran into Abby and Chelsea on the way to my seat! They insisted
that I join them, what am I supposed to do? Say I can't (shrugs) because
you (frowns) hate me!
JACK: It seems to me (turns to him) with your talent for (gestures)
hiding the truth, you could come up with something a little more inventive,
like, ah, (gestures) "Hey, I feel alot more comfortable in my
own seat. Thank-you."
PATRICK: (Makes a face) Fine.
over to the others, and he tells them he will use his own ticket.
Jennifer seems to know what is going on. Jack listens in, as Max
tells Patrick that his seats are terrible. Chelsea tries to convince
him to stay, since he knows so much about the cars.
Jennifer goes over to Jack, and takes him by the elbow.
Jack, listen to me, I know, I know how you feel about Patrick,
all right. But he has.... (does a sweeping motion with her arm) he
has moved out, his stuff is gone. But the girls look at him, eh,
you know, as if he's (looking towards the others) an uncle--
JACK: (Not believing what she said, and laughs ironically)
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....so what would the harm be if he
was just here to watch the race with us--
JACK: The harm, (gestures, upset) the harm, Jennifer,
the harm is I don't trust him--
JENNIFER: I know that! I know you don't. But I do. And we would
still be stuck on that island if it weren't for Patrick and our daughter
would be an orphan, would you prefer that!
JACK: Of course not! Of course not! But we wouldn't
be on that island, in the first place, if it wasn't for (points
to where Patrick is) him and his damn boss!
JENNIFER: I don't believe that, it's not true, Jack.
I don't believe that.
JACK: (Angrily) The fact is (makes a slicing motion
with his hand) he was working for Tony di Mera, lest he's got himself
a real job, he probably still is.
JENNIFER: I just wonder when we're really going to put this
JACK: (Looks at her) Jennifer, I've been presumed dead twice,
it's pretty hard (looks away) to forget about it!
JENNIFER: And I am not asking you to forget about it, I am
JACK: I (his eyes flare in further anger) WILL NOT forget
about it, until I'm (gestures) de.... 'til I'm dead-dead!
JENNIFER: You almost were "dead-dead!"
JACK: (Frustrated, bangs his hand against the railing) Look,
(points at Patrick) he suddenly shows up on that island (sweeping
motion with his arm) and he saves me. That's really great,
that's really wonderful [huh, Bo and Hope saved Jack, Patrick had
fallen into the ravine???]--
JENNIFER: Well, you know what--
JACK: I ju--
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....I happen to think that's a very big deal,
you might not, but I do! And he also delivered our son
on that island while I was Tony di Mera's prisoner at the same time
JACK: Yes, I know, I know, and who knows, maybe our
son wouldn't have lived, maybe he wouldn't have survived, I've
heard all t his before! (Trying desperately to get her to believe)
But the fact is (hits his hand against the race form he is holding),
the fact is, listen to me, (gestures trying to get her to believe
him) every single time, every moment he was there, conveniently,
there to save you! It made you.... (gestures) gracious
to him, and gratified to him. (Points) And the entire
time, the entire time (points at Patrick) he was still
working for Tony di Mera! (Frustrated) Ah!
JENNIFER: Well, I believe that people can change, Jack.
at her, then shakes his head.
(Cont.) Listen, (runs her hand up and down his arm) can't we just
be here together, today....
(Cont.) ....as a family, (gestures) and just... just enjoy
the day. Jack (taps her chest) I almost lost you twice! An....
And I think about all the times where (extends her arms) our family
almost lost everything that we have!
his head down and sighs.
But what about when you first came to Salem, remember how sick you
were thought you were dying Jack,--
JACK: I know, I know--
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....you almost died!
JACK: I know, I know....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Right what about your brother
JACK: (Cont.) I almost never met you.
JENNIFER: Right! And you had a kidney transplant with Steve,
what about that?! You're forgetting all of these things.
not realize Jack's reactions are not because he has forgotten, but
because he realizes how little he has left with the people he loves,
and how he wants to spend time with them, alone, and not with Patrick
hovering around. Jennifer mentioning Steve's really hits hard. The
pain of losing him comes back.
(Exhales) Ha.... Steve, (overcome with emotion, trying to hold back
from crying) and now.... (thinking about the fact he soon will be
dead too) I know, here I am, here I am, and Steve is.... (looks at
her and then looks away) it's been so many years since he's been gone,
I know. (Looks back at her) I know!
JENNIFER: And I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you sad. My
point in saying all of this, Jack, it's (points to herself)
our turn to be happy! And I am telling you, no matter
what I will never lose hope! And I don't want us to
take for granted this time we have together, do you understand that?
JACK: (Nods, and tries to hold back from breaking down) I understand.
I get it. I do! I just, (looks at her, the turns) All
right! All right! All right! (Exhales deeply) Haa.... It's
okay. Okay! He can.... He can stay! He can stay, for now it's okay,
he can stay!
pats his face, and kiss his other cheek. Jack looks down, upset
over having to give in, wanting to spend these last moments with
his family and not having Patrick around.
Thank you (then she caresses the cheek she just kissed).
wonder why Patrick does not want to sit with them. Patrick is about
to say something when Jennifer comes up. Jack is behind her, the
two holding hands. Jennifer puts her other hand on top of Jack's.
She tells Patrick that she and Jack want him to stay. Jack looks
away and glares at Patrick. Jennifer asks him to then join them
for their tailgate party. The girls beg him to stay. Patrick agrees.
He then turns to Max and thanks him for the ticket. Max tells Patrick
that he looks familiar. Jack turns and looks over, intrigued. Patrick
just glares. It does not seem like he likes being recognized.
Back at the races the previous scene continues. Jack is intently
listening into their conversation. Jennifer looks at Jack. Patrick
tells Max he has a great memory, that they did meet a long time
ago, but briefly. Patrick explains that it was when Max was a midget
driver, and that he (Patrick) wanted to invest into the racing team.
Patrick admits he did not invest. Max said that the car was a great
success. Patrick tells Max that he "was as successful investing
in cars as driving them." Max is surprised that Patrick
also drove. Patrick waves it off and tells him that the were "none
sanctioned heats for a private interest." He goes on
about crashing the car, and they were unable to get a new one. The
girls are excited about his story. Chelsea goes on with her sexual
innuendos about how hot driving is.
Max tells them that he has to leave. The girls are all giddy over
him and tell him that they are rooting for him. He tells them to
kiss him for luck. The both kiss him on each cheek.
a face, and Jennifer puts her hand to her face, they both cannot
believe what they say Abigail do. He goes to Jennifer, " You
too, Jensifer." Jennifer gives him a quick kiss on the cheek
and tells him that he used to call her that when he was a little
boy. He tells her that he used to dream about being kissed by her.
Jennifer tells him to drive safely. Abigail is appalled that she
would dare to tell "Max Brady to drive safely!"
Patrick, Abigail, Chelsea and Jennifer sit down. Jack sits down
next to Jennifer.
Okay, all right, that settles it, tomorrow morning, first thing, I'm
going to get myself a black spandex, tight racing jump suit with a
big yellow stripe (motioning down his sleeve a stripe going from his
shoulder to his wrist) down the side (then he looks at Jennifer for
JENNIFER: (Chuckles) Hahaha. I mean this in.... in the nicest
JACK: I'm sure you do.
JENNIFER: I.... I don't think (frowning) it would look the
JACK: Of course it wouldn't, it would look better because
I-I.... I'm buffed! I-i.... (putting his arm around Jennifer)
in a reporter sort of way.
JENNIFER: You're right! You're right, (looking at him up and
down) in a "reporter sort of way" you are buffed!
smiles at him.
towards her, she smiles and they begin to kiss. Jack moans.
up and Chelsea admires his butt. She says that he and Max
have killer bodies. Abigail agrees. Chelsea would like to unzip
them. Abigail makes a face at the thought.
It is later, the race has only a couple of laps to go. There is
stock footage of a race track and a real race. The gang is eating
and cheering Max on. Jennifer stands up and shouts. [It is hard
to hear what Jack and Jennifer are saying, I am not transcribing
what the others say].
(Eating popcorn) COME ON MAX FLOOR IT!
JACK: [Cannot make out what he says] They're going into
the turn, (pushing her back down to her seat) down!
JENNIFER: (Making a fists) He's going to win!
JACK: (Nods, and mouths) I know.
is heard saying that Max is overtaking a car. Abigail, Chelsea and
Patrick watch excitedly, and comment, cheering Max. Jennifer points.
He's got him.
happens in the race and all the crowd jumps up. The announcer says
that the other driver is not letting Max by.
(Commenting on what is happening) Oh he's down, He's never gonna make
that! He won't make it! He'll never make it! He'll never make
Max is trying squeeze past the other driver. Something happens and
the whole crowd reacts.
Ohh! Whoa! Oh....
JENNIFER: MAX, OH MY GOSH, MAX NOO!
Everything is fine, Max apparently pulled off an amazing win.
Everyone is talking about how exciting the end of the race was.
WHOOO WEEE, that was great!
JENNIFER: Oh, it was my heart was beating a mile a minute.
ABIGAIL: Mine too.
JACK: I'm telling you, that was something, I got to it admit
that was something.
about how amazing Max' driving was to win the race.
(Thrilled, shrieks) AHH, he's coming over here!
JACK: Oh, look at that.
JACK: (Looks) No he's no..., Oh, he is, look at him.
into the stands and the crowd goes crazy. Chelsea gives him a big
hug. Jennifer is worried about him, and asks if he planned the finish.
He admits he did not but that it worked to his advantage. He addresses
the rest of the crowd, and they go crazy. Jennifer gushes about
the race. Chelsea tells Abigail she would not mind getting closer
to Max. Patrick is talking to Max about the race.
(Slaps his hands together) Wait, in all this excitement has gotten
ABIGAIL: Oh, me too!
CHELSEA: I'm starving!
JACK: (Slaps his hands together again) All right! all
right, (Makes a sweeping motion) let's get over to the tailgate area
and light up the grill, and get this (gestures) party started!
ABIGAIL: (Claps her hands excitedly) All right!
it begins to thunder. Jack looks heavenward.
Or, ah, (looking around in the sky, and frown) not!
Everyone is still at the races, and it has just begun to thunder.
Jennifer and Jack are looking up into the sky, and Jack is putting
on his sweat shirt.
JACK: Okay, all right, well, so much for a tailgate party,
looks like it's going to be a monsoon.
JENNIFER: (Still searching the skies) Aahhh, it sure does,
but we don't have to (looks at Jack) cancel the cook-out, Jack, let's
go home and have it inside and you can barbeque in the garage.
JACK: Nooo, nooo, nooo!
CHELSEA: That's a great idea, Mr. Deveraux.
ABIGAIL: Yeah, yeah, Dad, we can help!
JACK: Really, well, I guess I'm out voted, here.
looks up to Jack and smiles at him, thanking for agreeing.
(Turns to Max) Can Max come too?
JENNIFER: Ah, Honey, I'm sure he has other places to go.
and Jennifer all look at Max.
Actually, I-I just have carry-out and cable in my motel room.
JENNIFER: Are you kidding me?
MAX: (Chuckles) Ha...., well, my life isn't as glamorous as
the fan magazines make it seem.
JENNIFER: Really, them we will not take "no"
for man answer! (Starts to drag him off) Come on, you're coming with
Then Chelsea asks Patrick to come with them too. Patrick says he
does not think so, and looks at Jack. Jack glares at him. Jennifer
looks at Jack.
Patrick, there is enough food for everyone! And you're welcome
Jack is not
at all happy.
(Cont., more telling than asking Jack) Isn't that right, Jack?!
at Patrick, who looks at him. There is another clap of thunder and
Jack looks up.
(Not sounding too convincingly) Ah, yeah, yeah, sure, why not, sure.
Let's.... (motions with his head and arm) let's all get over there
(scans the sky) before the rain starts coming.
JENNIFER: Come on girls....
(Cont.) Let's go. Come on! Let's go!
JENNIFER: (Cont., motions) Hurry, hurry.
Aigail and Chelsea walk off, leaving Jack and Patrick behind. Jack
is leaning over the railing, annoyed by the situation, and sighs.
Patrick starts to leave, but Jack stops him.
beer! One burger! And then you're gone!
walks off, calling to the others) EVERYBODY WAIT FOR ME, I'VE GOT
angry and makes a face, then he follows.
Back at the Deveraux' house, Jack stumbles into the house and takes
off his hood. Abigail is behind him, and the rest of them following.
They all take their jackets and sweaters off as they walk into the
All right! Whoa
JENNIFER: Okay. Oh.
ABIGAIL: I can't believe it hardly started to rain, I mean,
if we were at the track a little big longer we could have been having
a tailgate party--
JACK: No, no, no that storm is coming back full-force. We need
to stay right here and have the barbeque here, it's better.
talks about missing the "simple life" in Salem. Jennifer
says she thinks he does not "really miss it." Max replies
that he mess some things, like home cooking. Jennifer tells him
that can care of that, and for him to sit and to make himself at
(Jack motions) All rigth, please! Please!
wonders if his team needs backers. Jack is paying attention. Max
wonders if he would like to get involved. Patrick says maybe but
that he may also know some people who would be interested. Max tells
him that he is just the driver, and that Patrick would need to talk
to the owners. Chelsea tells him he is more than "just the
driver," and whips out a poster of him. Chelsea gushes about
him Max laughs and comments on " nothing like a dedicated fan."
offers to help.
Ah, well, let's see, (points to Jack) Jack is the Grillmeister.
JENNIFER: (Cont.) So we're set, and, uh, sides and the
salads (gets up) uh, they're in the car, we got to get them out of
and Max get up. Max asks about dessert. Jennifer then realizes she
forgot to get dessert. He asks about some place called Sweet B's.
She tells him it is still around. He remembers their homemade ice
cream and offers to go pick some up. Jennifer likes the idea. He
asks if anyone wants to come with him. Abigail volunteers. The Chelsea
does too. He tells them that his car only has two seats. Abigail
tells Chelsea that she could go, she says that she will stay and
help her parents. Chelsea takes off with Max. Jack and Jennifer
are standing together, in their usual pose, Jack in the back with
his arms on Jennifer's shoulder, and Jennifer in front of him.
(Points) What's, ah, everybody's favorite?
JACK: Oh, that would be strawberry....
JENNIFER: Oh, oh, peach!
JACK: (Looks down at Jennifer) Strawberry!
JENNIFER: No, peach!
ABIGAIL: (Walking over to her parents) Chocolate-banana-nut
JACK: (Points at Abigail) Strawberry for her too!
and Jennifer both start laughing over Jack's silliness. Chelsea
asks Patrick, how looks over at Jack. Jack glares at him, and Jennifer
looks at him. He tells her he will not stay for dessert. Max
and Chelsea take off.
Hey, why don't I bring some stuff in from the car.
JACK: (His arm around his daughter) I think we can handle it
(he leads her off to the car).
PATRICK: Look, ah, just let me help, all right.
JACK: (Stops) We don't need your help!
walks way, leading Abigail. Patrick looks at Jennifer, and she does
not know what to say.
Patrick is leaning against the fireplace, as the three Deverauxes
come in with the food. He looks over towards them.
JENNIFER: (Puts down some stuff) Honey, yes....
JACK: All right... (takes some things from Abigail).
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....we did packed enough food for an
JACK: Oh, okay
JENNIER: (Taking stuff from Abigail) Let me help you, Honey.
PATRICK: (Walking over to them) There must be something I can
JENNIFER: Oh, Yeah, actually, ah--
JACK: Everything's under control here!
looks at Jack. Patrick glares.
(Cont.) Ah, Abigail, (handing stuff for the hamburgers) I, ah, want
you to take this right into the kitchen right now, you get started,
and (points) I'm gonna get in there and help you with the mix.
ABIGAIL: You gave me the recipe, Dad, remember. I can mix it
myself (walking towards the kitchen).
JACK: Yes, but this time (slaps his hands together) you're
doing it under my supervision.
JACK: And I'm (puts his hand on Jennifer's shoulder)
doing all the grilling!
ABIGAIL: Okay (walks off to the kitchen).
PATRICK: (Staring to pick up some things) You know, why don't
I take some of this stu--
JACK: No, you just stay right here!
Jack looks at him with hate. Jennifer feels awkward, and turns to
Um, hey, hey, Jack, why don't, um, Abby and I prepare the burgers
in the kitchen and then (motions with her head) you could go outside
and get the grill all started up
JACK: (Puts out his hand to stop her) Jennifer....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....and re--
JACK: ....(Gestures) the burgers are my thing. (Takes
her hands) If you could go in the kitchen right now with Abigail and
help get either set up, I'll be there in a minute, and we can make
the burgers together, all three of us (slight smile).
It's all right. Everything's fine. I promise.
JENNIFER: (Gives a quick weak smile) Okay.
Jack's shoulder and walks off. Jack sighs. Patrick watches her walk
away. Jack sighs again.
very subtle, Jack!
JACK: (Massaging the bridge of his nose) I don't recall
asking you for your opinion!
PATRICK: No, you didn't! But even you have to realize how uncomfortable
Jennifer is with the tension between us.
JACK: (Calmly, yet deadly serious) Okay, I've got a solution.
had your beer, and your burger, you make your excuses, and you leave!
And you don't bother me or my family again!
PATRICK: (Frowns, a little cocky) Or what? You're gonna beat
JACK: Don't push me! It could be the biggest mistake
of your mistake filed life!
PATRICK: I don't like threatens, Jack!
JACK: It's not a threat.... it's a promise! Nothing
and nobody gets between me and my family, again!
off. Patrick stares and glares. Jack stops at the door to the kitchen
and looks back for a second, and then goes inside.