Episode 12: The Answers
Previously on Kensington Way:
When Dravis woke up from his dream about seeing Vanessa's mother, he realized
what she had been trying to tell him. One person was behind a lot of the unexplainable
things that were going on in the town. The person was Carmen but now he had
to find out what was going on and why?
- Tiffany thought Dravis was asleep so she went to her real job, only Dravis was in the back seat of her car while she was driving, and was lead to an abandoned office building. There he heard all of the familiar voices: Tiffany, Shanna, Debra, Bryant, Timothy, Ryley, and the all powering Carmen. They were discussing what they were going to do next to Dravis. Dravis then eavesdrops some more to find out that Jamie is not alone.
- Jamie couldn't sleep in the middle of the night but she wasn't the only one in the room. Terry came to try and rape her again, only Dravis broke into the house to save the day. Jamie felt safe with Dravis as he told her all that he knew about what was going on.
- Bryant felt as if what they all were doing to Dravis was wrong and he wanted out. Carmen felt differently. The two had a gun battle and when Carmen swiped the lights off, a gun shot was heard. Tiffany, who had the same feeling as Bryant, overheard what could have happened to her.
- Jamie tells Dravis that she can stay with her and they could hide together. He falls asleep and has a dream about Vanessa saying the words "me." When he comes to, he showers and changes in Bryant's clothes as the two go and see the police. Only a picture on Jamie's nightstand catches Dravis's eye. It was a picture of Vanessa.
Dravis? What’s wrong? We have to go to the police. Like now!
(commenting on the picture)
This is you?
Yeah. When I was like four or something.
This is the girl who I dream about at night. The one that takes me to these dark places that I can never explain. Her name is Vanessa and there’s no way that this could be you because she claims to be my daughter.
You’re not going to believe this but my middle name is Vanessa and people used to call me that when I was little. Jamie Van Wyze. Wyze was my adopted last name and Van was short for-
What the hell is going on?
Dravis! Jamie! I know that you both are in there and you need to answer this door now!
Wow. What an entrance. Are you going to pay for that?
First you lie to me and now you want to kill me?
No. This is all a set anyway. I know that you know some things and I’m sorry for ever going along with it but you two don’t know how much of a danger you’re in.
How do I know you’re not lying to me right now?
Because I’m going to tell you everything that you need to know. Once a week, we go to an office building where we would get scripts on what we would do in this town.
Scripts? A set? What the heck is going on? Are you on drugs or something?
(More interesting and shocking then Jamie’s picture as Vanessa, Dravis and Jamie looked at cameras and microphones that were before them. They were amazed and confused.)
Let me explain.
What the fu-
Somehow Carmen has a connection to you Dravis. She told me that Jamie’s your daughter and that she was the mother. We’ve been acting in a scripted reality show. Everything that has happened, happened for a reason. And that reason was to make your life a living hell. Our contract stated that it was over when you found out and since you know, it’s pretty much over. Except she could be watching us right now.
You knew all of this and you were in on it the whole time? Just now you’re explaining this to me?
Like I said, I’m sorry but all I could do was tell you what I know and by telling you this, all of our lives are in danger. Just because you know the truth.
Where is my uncle and Carmen?
We don’t know where Carmen is but she shot Bryant.
Dravis is my father? And my uncle is dead? This woman is psycho!
It’s not true! It can’t be true!
(Dravis kneels down on the floor next to Jamie. Just like a father would do, he held her to comfort her. She was sort of in a state of shock. She began to shake back and forth. Dravis was shushing her.)
(calming her down)
Everything’s going to be okay.
Tell her Tiffany! Tell her that this situation that Carmen put us all in will be okay and good will prevail over evil!
- - -
(Television Control Room)
And the Emmy goes to...me.
(Carmen goes through her small black purse that was sitting on the counter underneath the monitors. She rummages through it and feels for her gun, some other special items, and her cell phone. She pulls it out and calls Ryley who is sitting bored in his office.)
Ryley Schantz. How can I help you?
First I want you to call the rest of the gang, excluding Tiffany, and tell them that they better be on my side because people know what’s going on. Second, I have a very important job for you to do.
If you want me to kill Tiffany. Tell me the time and place.
Not yet. Although Bryant tried leaving, I’m not going to do the same thing to him to Tiffany. She’ll have to suffer the hard way. Just like Dravis has.
You killed Bryant? Didn’t you?
It was self defense.
I believe you. What is it that you want me to do?
His body is rotting as we speak. You need to go and dispose of it.
That’s kind of sick.
You’re the boss.
You dispose of Bryant and I’m going to dispose of the rest of the crew who are not on my side.
- - -
(Unknown Office Building)
I didn’t want to do this. You brought it on yourself.
(Soon one of her goons was probably going to swipe up his body like a vulture. Bryant’s vision was tunneling in and out. He then closes his eyes completely. He couldn’t hear anything but all he could feel was weakness and pain.)
- - -
Yes. Sure thing. Okay Ryley. Thanks for the heads up. And don’t worry about Shanna, leave her to me.
You know sometimes, I forget that you’re even living in this house.
Is that supposed to be an insult?
Not really. Just stating a fact.
We really need to talk.
Are you going to re-propose to me again? Or is this the one where I’m going to say...oh Timothy you know I’ve always been swooning over you! Please come back in my life. Please!
Why can’t you just get serious? What was that phone call about?
Oh yeah that’s right. You’re in on this as much as I am. That was Ryley Schantz. Carmen wanted to inform everyone that Dravis knows what’s going on and we’ll each be getting personal information on what’s going to happen next.
He knows?! I can’t believe it. If he knows then that means that all of this can be done with and we can go back to living normal again.
What is normal these days?
I guess this is just going to have to wait.
It’s so nice to see you.
It will be!
What is she doing here?
I invited her. There was no way that I was going to let her stay in a hotel room when she could very much stay in luxury.
You don’t mind do you Tim? Of course not. You do want the best for the both of us and you do want the best for me.
Admit it. When we were doing our love scenes, you weren’t acting.
Yes I was. Every little word.
(interrupting by putting Tim on the spot)
Timothy was actually about to tell me something very important.
(remembering her phone call)
Shanna, did Ryley call you?
Yeah he did. Bad things are going to happen and fireworks are definitely going to go off soon. More than the fourth of July.
(Acting sympathetic to Timothy)
But Timothy...please go on with what you wanted to tell Debra. Don’t let me stop you.
What I wanted to say, I wanted to say in private.
Say it in front of her. We’re all open here. Please?
(admitting to Debra)
I love you and I’ve been in love with you since the day I laid eyes on you. When we were playing husband and wife, I really felt that connection to you. I was always hoping that we would have scenes together just so I could see you. Just so I could hold you in my arms and get a glimpse of what I was in love with.
That speech was so...lame. Even you could have taken a page out of your own character’s book. Give it up Tim. I’m with Shanna and there’s nothing that you can do about it.
We would ask you to join, but we just don’t want you to.
Now if you’ll excuse me, we requested the bedroom first. You can go and sleep on the couch.
Don’t you think this is hot?
Dravis is going to need all the help that he can get! Those two are going down!
- - -
Tell me Tiffany! Tell me that he’s alright.
We’ll figure it out along the way but I hope and I think that your uncle is going to be okay.
Tell me it’s not true. Tell me that Dravis is not my father. I used to like him. I used to have a crush on him. He can’t be my father. My father died.
Honey, it’s the truth and you have to face it somehow.
If you hate me, so be it. From the bottom of my heart, I really am truly sorry for what I did. You may not know me. But I love you. I’ve grown to know you and love you which is why I want to help you.
You betrayed my trust!
It would be betrayal if I continued to do it, but I’m saving you in a time where you need me as much as I need you.
You lied to me Tiffany. And you’re right, I don’t know who you are!
(still in denial)
He’s not dead!
We have to get out of here. Carmen will be coming after us any minute now.
Don’t touch her!
But we have to go-
Let’s get out of here.
(Before they can make it to the door, Carmen stops them. They all stop and freeze in terror to see her. She was wearing all black. It matched her jet black medium length hair. Instead of holding a gun to them, she had a grenade looking device.)
No one’s going anywhere!
- - -
(Deserted Gas Station)
(A black Rodeo came pulling up along the dirt road and parked in front of the gas station. Both doors open and Ryley gets out of the driver’s seat and Terry gets out of the passenger seat.)
Thanks for the ride.
No problem. It seemed like you had something on your mind and a ride can always clear your head.
You know that I trusted you the most out of all of this.
That’s good to know.
(changing the subject)
It’s almost all over.
Yeah but after realizing it, was the money really worth it? We all went along with it and people definitely got hurt. Poor Jamie had nothing to do with this but somehow she’s going to be one messed up person.
I’m sure she’ll be fine.
What about Dravis?
You knew what he did and the reasons why Carmen did what she had to do.
Yeah and I felt sorry for her, but now, I feel like a horrible person and I kind of think that she’s a little bit on the obsessed side.
What are you trying to say?
I’m going to tell Jamie the truth. She has a right to know what happened that night. That she’s not pregnant with anyone’s child. That I didn’t rape her. All I did was remove her clothes and I remember thinking to myself what a beautiful person she really was. Maybe Carmen wanted the whole Luke and Laura, General Hospital thing to happen, but Jamie would hate me forever.
Either way you did it. You can’t undo what you’ve already done. You do know that since Dravis found out, major consequences are going down.
Yeah. Carmen already gave me strict orders and one of them was to kidnap Jamie and place her in a secluded location where only I could take care of her.
And now you’re saying that you’re not going to do it?
Like I said, Jamie deserves to know the truth.
If you say so.
Thank you for everything that you’ve done. My life really did change for the better. Once I tell Jamie that it never really happened, then I know I have to escape again.
Good luck Terry.
(muttering under his breath)
You’re going to need it.
Sound Studio Basement
(After checking out his surroundings, Dravis feels his arms tied behind his back. He was sitting in a black metal chair. He tried escaping but couldn’t because his hands and arms were tied too tight, but his legs were free. Then came her all powering voice that he heard from behind him.)
It’s time for you to find out everything and for starters, you’re going to watch an almost finished version of Kensington Way.
Don’t you think that it deserves an Emmy? Or at least a Golden Globe.
I spent millions on this set and in this town. Every dollar went to getting back at you for what you did to me!
Tell me what I did! For the past months, you’ve been controlling my life. The people that I thought were my friends, stabbed me in the back, because they were working for you! Tell me what I did to deserve having my life ruined and shattered at the same time.
Yeah. I’m hoping that you will remember everything. Every little detail should come rushing back to you.
Justify me a reason!
Well it started when you and I were very young. In the town of Chicago. We both went to the same school and of course we fell in love with each other. However, your family had a big secret. They were a part of the German mob who was also involved with one of the biggest Italian mob families in the city.
You and I made love one night. We were both seventeen years old and I had gotten pregnant. Of course I couldn’t tell you or my family. So I was scared and one of your family goons found out my secret and that’s why I had to put Jamie Van up for adoption. For her safety and her protection. You were no were in sight because you were on some two or three year trip in Las Vegas. I think you went to college or something.
Nevada Mob ‘U.’
When you came back, we got married at the age of twenty. A private little ceremony and I wanted children again to fill in that void that I felt when I gave up Jamie or should I say Vanessa. We struck gold again and I was pregnant but I lost it when one of your mobster friends ran me down with their car. And I lost another child! It’s like the child sunk into my own obscurity.
I had a dream about that night! I had all these dreams about what you’re telling me about.
There’s more to the story. So much more.
After I lost the child you became distant with me. I begged you to get out of the mob life but you couldn’t because they wouldn’t let you! We could’ve had everything. A loving family at such a young age. You had to go and ruin that. One night you were fed up with me and felt as if you fell out of love. I couldn’t let you go! I couldn’t let you walk out that door on me! You did though. You kept on walking. Until I put a stop to it. I smashed a vase against your head in anger. I thought that I killed you. You were rushed to the hospital and the doctors said that a piece of glass was stuck in your brain and you wouldn’t remember anything if you came to.
I was in a coma for so many years?
Yeah you were. And I got back at the mob. I killed Tony Viscanni. Dressed up as a prostitute and shattered his skull with a trash can. Then I had to fake my own death. And when I resurfaced, after stealing so much money from Tony, I plotted against you after his dying words were that you never loved me and were forever in the mob!
I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Why did you want to get back at me? After all those years, why?
Because I heard the truth and the truth hurts. Doesn’t it? I hated you for destroying our family! You could have loved me but you didn’t anymore. And now...now you have to pay like you’ve been tortured for the past months! That’s why I created Kensington Way and staged it in Nevada. So that you can have the perfect life and see how fast it could be taken away from you, like you took it away from me!
The people who I hired to work with you, are either a friend or a foe. Each and every person wanted something out of this. I knew deep down inside who was going to betray me. When Jamie came to town, I had to make myself seen. I saw her from a distance when she was younger. So many times I wanted to say to her, I’m your real mother, but never had the chance. I had to keep her off guard, which was why I brought in Terry to do things to her. She was going to run closer to me. You ruined so many good plots that we could have had going on! Timothy and Debra could’ve gotten remarried only to find out that Shanna is his sister or Bryant tries killing himself and turns to Jamie for help! So many good plots!
Life is not a soap opera!
Yes it is and especially yours and now...it has to end. Fade to black for Dravis Heidel!
What do you want from me? You want me to cry? I’m already doing it. You want me to bleed? Blood is already seeping. If what you’re telling me is true...then go ahead and do it. You’ve already done so much to me. You controlled my every move and the places around me. Just like a chess board. So go ahead and do it, if it’ll make you feel like a better person to get your sweet revenge. Just know something though, if you shoot me, I’ll die with dignity. I’ll die knowing that I was given a second chance in a life and for once I was a victim and not the hunter! If I fell out of love with you, well everything happens for a reason, and maybe this was my karma, or maybe you just couldn’t let go! So go ahead and do it. Shoot me so that I can die with dignity. That’s a hell of a lot of more than I can say about your pathetic and compulsive life.