Episode 7: Stairway to Hell
Previously on Kensington Way:
Dravis was freaking out when couldn't find Tiffany because he thought that
she was the victim after having a dream about killing Tony. He finds her and
when they are alone admits to his dream. She doesn't know what to think or
- The body turns out to be Shanna's and everyone is a suspect. Debra is gloating that it happened and Timothy blames her and scares her when he gets a little violent with her.
- Bryant wakes up from being drunk and Carmen comes back into his life. He is surprised to see her and the two quickly reunite with one another. Carmen asks if she can move in so they can be a family again.
- To forget about Tiffany and Dravis, and even Carmen, Jamie goes to a party at Kensington Way University and meets an older punk rocker named Terry Lomburgh. The two strike up a friendship but when Jamie is unaware, he slips something into her drink and she naively drinks it.
- Ryley Schantz becomes head detective to Shanna's case and realizes that she had tons of enemies. When he goes to talk to Dravis, he gets a warrant to go inside the home. When he does he finds a bloody baseball bat. The same weapon used to kill Shanna.
(Kensington Way Police Department)
You get one phone call. It’s advised that you should make it wisely as it is your one and only call. Any questions?
Yeah. When do I get the handcuffs taken off?
After you make your phone call and are in your cell.
Do I get a roommate?
Consider yourself lucky. You don’t get one tonight. Tomorrow is another day though.
How am I going to make a phone call with my hand cuffs on?
We’ll dial the number for you. Surely enough you are going to call your wife, correct?
Actually, I was thinking about calling my lawyer, but yes Tiffany will do.
We have the number and someone will be in here to assist you.
Come on Tiffany. You’re my only hope!
Thank you for picking up. We need to talk.
(Dark Dorm Room)
What the hell happened?
Why...Why would someone take advantage of me?
(Kensington Way Police Department)
I’m so happy to know that you’re not sleeping. It is two o’clock in the morning.
There’s no way that I could sleep at a time like this.
Excuse me Tiffany.
(To the guard)
If you don’t mind could I please have some privacy? I’m not a lawyer but I do know my rights.
Fine. Just to let you know that I’ll be outside and will come in when your time is done.
What exactly happened tonight? It was one thing to have that Ryley Schantz come in with a warrant but it was another when he found a bloody baseball bat. How the hell do you explain that?
Easy. Someone must have planted it.
Did you kill Shanna?
How could you even ask me a question like that? I’m your husband. You’ve known me like no one else ever has or ever could. And you’re going to sit there and have that question come across your mind? I just don’t understand it.
That question came up because there’s evidence used against you. That question came up because you admitted to me that you had dreams about killing someone and then you get some sort of unexplainable gash on your arm! The list could go on and on, but I don’t think you would like to hear that on your only call.
I made this call to you because I believe that I can trust you.
What do you want me to do?
Call a lawyer. Talk to Bryant Barrone maybe he’ll take my case. Do whatever you it is you can to get me out of here.
Let me think of a few things and I’ll come and visit you as soon as possible.
I miss you already. I don’t want to fight with you anymore. I want you to know that I love you. Even if you do or do not trust me.
Think what you want...but I love you too.
You’re done Mister Heidel.
(Kensington Way Plaza, Timothy’s Suite/Next Evening)
(Debra walks up to Timothy’s suite door marked 617. She is about to knock on it but then stops to realize that maybe it’s a mistake. Maybe she should walk away from it all and move on. Before she can leave, Timothy opens the door to find her.)
Debra? What are you doing here?
Nothing, I was just about to leave.
As was I.
What plans do you have tonight?
Just was going out for some drinks with a few friends. Lisa and Fred Cordel.
I miss them. How are they doing?
Good. So you haven’t answered my question. A simple nothing can’t explain why you’re standing in front of me.
Well just put me on the spot why don't you.
Please come in.
No. You’re busy. I should go.
It’s okay. I have a few minutes to spare.
It seems as if things are going well for you.
Yeah. Look, about yesterday, I want to apologize. Shanna’s murder has brought a great deal of pain to me and to others. Braving Inc. is going crazy because of it. She’s done a lot of damage.
Well look on the bright side. Shanna can’t do any damage anymore.
That still doesn’t give me the right to do to you what I did.
It’s okay. All is forgiven. Now that things are...
Okay between us. Maybe I should get going. You don’t want to keep the Cordels waiting.
Maybe I had hope that we could rekindle what we once had. It’s good that we’re not having an intense fight because of Shanna. You know how I feel about you.
I had plans of coming here tonight and throwing myself to you. But what kind of person would it make me if I did that? Besides, you probably would have rejected me at all costs.
No. No I wouldn’t.
You don’t know that. Maybe it’s just what you want to tell yourself so that I wouldn’t get hurt again. The only way I want you is for you to realize that you want me. And when that moment comes, you know where I’ll be. At the home that you once knew.
(Kensington Way Cemetery/Next Morning)
What are you thinking about?
Her. She was someone who was very dear to my heart. No one in the world could replace her. She was someone who looked out for me and helped me in any problem or journey that I had. She had some family members but they were very distant and no one in this town would come to her funeral. Everyone hated her. Except me. It was because she respected me.
She sounds like a true friend.
You didn’t tell me how you exactly feel about her. I come back to town and I see that you were drinking by yourself, Jamie is out of control, and then this. Bryant, please tell me how you’re feeling.
You don’t want to know how I’m feeling.
Yes I do. I- I still have strong feelings for you and that’s why when I saw you, I thought you would have rejected me. You had every right to do it.
That was in the past. If you really want to know...I loved her. She was someone who I found to be sexy, provocative, and someone who could replace how I felt about you.
Thank you for being honest with me.
Why can’t we just go back to the way it was?
Maybe we shouldn’t be having this conversation now.
Look. I have absolutely nothing to lose. So, I’m just going to say the hell with it.
This isn’t the best place to do it but I always kept the ring that you returned in the envelope. With that note you gave up your ring and your life, but I always knew that you would be back someday.
Will you marry me again Carmen Ludiarez?
This ring feels the same as it did the first time when you asked me. Yes. Yes Bryant, let’s get married all over again.
- - -
(Dravis’s Jail Cell)
Daddy! Daddy! Come here!
This is Uncle Tony’s grave. You killed him daddy. Do you remember that?
Of course dear. In daddy’s defense, I was only trying to defend myself. If I hadn’t, he would have killed me.
Why would he do something like that?
That’s a long grown up story.
(Her voice changes to a sweet little girl to a devilish moan.)
DON’T TALK TO ME LIKE I’M A CHILD!
Now you’re scaring me.
(Her voice returns to normal.)
I’m just going to tell you that your Uncle Tony and I weren’t seeing eye to eye on a few things and his answer to everything is violence.
We still have other stops you know.
Oh really? Like where?
We still have to go and visit mommy. She’s in the hospital.
You were telling me that some time ago.
Let’s go then.
I still don’t get this. I don’t get why you’re here or why I’m here.
Didn’t Uncle Tony tell you to find the truth? Daddy, I’m the one who will eventually take you to find your answers.
Answers to what?
Answer me young lady!
Answers to why your life is so screwed up! And why you’re in jail for killing that vixen!
What is going on with me?
(Jamie doesn’t say anything.)
Hello? Is anyone there?
Tiffany is Dravis there?
Jamie is that you?
Yeah. Can I talk to him for a minute, it’s kind of urgent.
I don’t know what to tell you but he’s away.
Away? Where did he go?
I’m not sure if you are aware or not but- He was arrested for supposedly murdering Shanna.
No! No this can’t be happening!
Something has to be done. You know as much as I do that Dravis isn’t capable of murder!
We all know that.
Bye Tiffany. We’ll stay in touch.
- - -
(Bryant’s Living Room)
(To the person on the phone.)
Everything is going as planned!
Dravis Heidel was arrested for supposedly murdering Shanna Schoolor. The case which has brought the town to it’s knees, may have come to a close, but Dravis’s spouse disagrees.
My husband is not a murderer. Someone framed him and he will be released shortly.
However, head detective Ryley Schantz tells us differently.
We had a warrant to search Mister Heidel’s home and when we did we found a bloody baseball bat. The same weapon that was used to kill Miss Schoolor. Dravis will be going through intense questioning.
You really think you know someone, but you don’t.
What is she doing here?
Your uncle and I have something to tell you.
Carmen and I are getting married. Again.
NO! You’re making a huge mistake by letting her into our lives again.
You know how I feel about you. I don’t have to tell you again.
I’ll talk to her.
You can tell me that you hate me a million times, but it still wouldn’t change the fact that I’m going to marry your uncle. And we’re going to be a family again.
You’re not my family and you never will be.
What’s going on up there?
That ring and this house doesn’t belong to you!
Yes it does!
On the next episode of Kensington Way:
Carmen and Jamie's fight leaves Bryant to panic
Tiffany stumbles upon something very dangerous