Occasionally Amber continued...
Written by Lawrence Meyers; Directed by Kyle Chandler; (as "fanscribed" by Janet)
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Scene: Jade & Chucks hotel room. Jade is the person in black from the auction house. Removes her mask and shakes out her hair. Holds the diamond up to the light and then walks further into the room. Gary grabs her from the shadows but she breaks away.
Gary: Drop it!
Jade: Youre hurting me! Gary!
(Brigatti sees Gary from across the street and takes a closer look through the camera lens.)
(Jade breaks away from Gary. Turns toward him as he turns the lights on.
Scene: Rooftop across the way. The man from the hotel lobby is also spying on Jade & Chucks room. Takes a puff on his cigarette and throws it away.
Scene: Jade & Chucks hotel room.
Jade: Look, I can explain.
Gary: Really. (Takes a few steps toward Jade.)
Jade: Wheres Chuck?
Gary: Oh, uh, Chuck? Dont worry about him hes having a great time.
Gary: Youre going straight and you came here to marry Chuck?
Jade: Its the truth. Itsits just not the whole truth.
Gary: You can save it. (Starts to walk away. Jade runs to him and grabs his arm. Passes him and turns to face him.)
Jade: Gary, wait. This is bigger than me. Its bigger than you. If you return that diamond, people are going to die.
Jade: Have you heard of Morenia in the Balkans?
Gary: Look, I really dont have time
Jade: In the 1850s, a civil war split Morenia into two countriesEast and West. The crown jewel, a diamond known as the star of Momara, was stolen by West Morenians and sold to the Spaniards to buy arms.
Gary: Youre giving me a History lesson?
Jade: The diamond was intercepted by Turkish Pirates on its way to Madrid. Now, people believe that it was lost, but when the Harland Diamond came up for auction, a Morenian Historian identified it.
Gary: Let me guessthis (holds diamond up) is the Star of Momara.
Gary: Uh-huh. (Starts to leave again.)
Jade: Gary, lookWest Morenia was going to secretly guy that tomorrow night and then announce their discovery.
Jade: So theyd use it as a pretext to invade the East. Whoever possesses that diamond can claim divine right to tall of Morenia.
Gary: what are you doing with the diamond?
Jade: East Morenia is too poor to bid on the diamond, so they hired me to steal it for them.
Gary: SO they could invade the west.
Jade: No. The East Morenian government would keep the diamond a secret and use it as a bargaining tool to keep the west at bay.
Gary: Thats the most ridiculous story Ive ever heard.
Jade: Its the truth. (Sighs)
Gary: Really? Well you know what I think? I think youve suckered enough people long enough so why dont you step out of my way before you get hurt?
Jade: I cant let you leave with that diamond.
Gary: This diamond (holds it up) is going back exactly where it came from.
(Gary starts to leave but Jade grabs him and pushes him back. They stagger a few steps and fall on the bed. )
Scene: Brigatti in the room across the street. Watches the whole thing through the camera lens or telescope.
Jade: Ooh! Aah! Give me that diamond. (Falls on top of Gary on the bed.)
(Door opens and shuts.)
Chuck: Honey, Im home!
Gary & Jade simultaneously: Chuck!
(Gary & Jade roll off the bed and turn to face him as he enters the room.)
Chuck: Whats going on?
Jade: He hit on me. (Looks at Gary and then at Chuck)
Gary: I did not! (Chuck walks up to Gary and punches him. Then Gary is seen outside of the room where Chuck has pushed him. Gary goes back to the door and knocks.) ListenChuck! Listen, Chuck, youre making a mistake!
(Brigatti walks up to Gary in the hallway.)
Gary: Brigatti. (Turns to face her with a panicked look on his face.)
Brigatti: Havent seen Amber, huh?
Gary: I can explain. You see, I just happened to
Brigatti: Not here. (Grabs Gary by the collar and slams him again the wall when they enter another room.) I got that room under surveillance, Hobson. You nearly ruined everything.
Gary: Look, Im not try
Brigatti: I dont want to hear it. You lied to me. Youre involved with a suspected jewel thief. If so much as a rhinestone earring disappears in this city while she is here, Im going to throw your butt in jail as an accomplice.
Gary: Look, Toni, (Starts to approach her as she leaves) you dont understand
Brigatti: Its Brigatti to you. (Slams him up against the wall again.) And forget it, Hobson. Were through. (Brigatti leaves Gary.)
Scene: Brief time lapse of skyline changing from night to day.
Scene: Daylight shot of city street. Man walks down the street and stops at auction house door. Retrieves mail from mailbox. Finds package marked Open Me. Note reads: My advice tighten security. Pulls diamond out of the package.
Scene: McGintys kitchen. Marissa seated at table. Gary walks toward her with coffee cup in his hand.
Gary; You shouldve heard the story jade told me. She expected me to believe that the Harland Diamond is going to start a Balkan War.
Gary: Thats what she told me. I dont know how stupid she thinks I am. (Picks up paper from table.) I dont believe it!
Gary: (reads headline) "West Morenia invades East. Recovered gem inflames region." She was telling the truth.
(Cat sits on a shelf in the kitchen watching him.)
Scene: Jade & Chucks hotel room. Both are seated in chairs facing each other. Chuck has his right hand in the air.
Chuck: I cant believe itmy best friend hitting on my fiancee.
Jade: He probably just had too much to drink or something. (Jade sits with her hand on Chucks knee.)
Chuck: That doesnt matter. Ill never forgive him. I dont want to ever hear his name mentioned again.
Gary: Yeah, Jade, its meGary.
Jade: Uh, look, now is really not a good time to discuss flower arrangements. (Walks away from Chuck with the telephone receiver to her ear.)
Gary: Easy, now. Listen to me. We have to meet.
(Camera switches back and forth between Gary & Jade.)
Gary: We have to get the diamond back. Look, I changed my mind. I believe your story. Can you meet me at my loft?
Jade: Well, its a bit difficult to get away right now.
Chuck: What is it?
Jade: Uh, its the florist. Hes got a problem.
(Chuck rolls his eyes and sighs.)
Chuck: You know what? Why dont we just call the whole thing off?
Jade: Chuck (walks back to her chair, sits and puts hand on Chucks knee) Listen I love you. Now, were going to get married. Ill take care of it. Dont worry. Yeah, look, Ill be right over.
(Chuck sits with his hand on his face. Index finger is straight across upper lip under his nose while others are slightly lower.)
Gary: Uh, the police are watching your room.
(Camera switches back and forth between them.)
Gary: I didnt have anything to do with it.
Jade: Well, Ill try and get there as soon as I can, Okay? Bye.
Brief shot of El passing McGintys. Switch to interior of Garys loft. Jade has the floor plan for the auction house. Unrolls it on Garys desk.
Gary: What is this?
Jade: This is the floor plan to the auction house.
Gary: Whered you get it?
Jade: What difference does it make?
Gary: What matters is that breaking into this place is almost impossible in broad daylight. The auctions tonight.
Jade: Yeah, not to mention my wedding today.
Gary: So, what do we do?
Jade: I have no idea. If you hadnt stuck your nose where it didnt belong, we wouldnt have to worry about it, would we?
Gary: Im really sorry.
Jade: Youre sorry. My country is going to be overrun, and all you can say is youre sorry.
Gary: Well, your countrysI thought you said that you were from Australia.
Jade: No, my fathers from Australia. My mother is from East Morenia. Her Great-Grandmother was a duchess. Its the truth.
Gary: You know what? I dont really care anymore. I just want everything to back to normal.
(Brigatti walks into the loft and confronts Gary & Jade.)
Brigatti: Aha! Thought you gave me the slip, didnt you? Ill admit, I did lose the trail for a moment, but then I realized what neighborhood we were in and put two and two together and came up with Hobson. Whats this? The auction houseimagine that.
Jade: Look, officer
Brigatti: Youre under arrest(Points her pistol at them) both of you.
Brigatti: Hands in the air! Now!
(Man from the hotel walks in. Points his gun at Brigatti.)
Man: Drop the gun, Detective, and kick it this way. Now, please. (Brigatti puts her gun on the floor and kicks it over to him.) Thank you.
Brigatti: Who are you?
Jade: Ive got an idea. Excuse me, Detective. (Walks over to Brigatti and takes her badge & credentials from her purse. Also takes the radio.)
Brigatti: What are you doing? Hobson, whats going on?
Gary: I have no idea. (Shakes his head and holds his arms out.)
Man to Brigatti: Youll come with me now, please.
Brigatti: I will not. Thats kidnapping. Hobson, youre in serious trouble. All of you. I suggest that you stop now and turn your
(Man walks over to Brigatti and chloroforms her.)
Gary: Oh, this isnt happening.
Man: Hmm. Very pretty. Oh, uh, please continue. (Looks down at Brigatti then carries her out of the loft.
Gary: Oh, boy.
Scene: Curb across from auction house. A black van pulls up and parks. Gary is driving. Jade is the passenger. Gary looks over at Jade.)
Gary: Brigattis going to kill me. Shes going to kill me, and then shes going to arrest me. That is, if shes still alive.
Jade: Will you quit moaning? Shes fine! (Puts Brigattis radio on her belt. Pulls her hair into a pony tail and fastens a barrette in it.)
Gary: She was kidnapped at gunpoint! How do you know that?
Jade: Well, she did nearly ruin everything.
Gary: Youre sure you dont know that guy?
Jade: Total stranger.
Gary: And youre not even the least bit curious?
Jade: You know, Gary, theres an old saying in Morenia (Speaks words in Eastern European language then translates) "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Jade: How, pipe down and put this on, will you? (Hands Gary a black sweater.) I have to concentrate.
Gary: Okay. You still havent told me the plan.
(Jade takes out Brigattis wallet and changes pictures. Gary swaps his sweater for the black one Jade gave him.)
Jade: Oh, gosh. Looks like youre going to have to trust me. (Sideways glance at Gary) Have you kissed her lately?
Gary: (Looks at Jade) Who?
Gary: None of your business!
Jade: Better make your move, Gary. She wont be around forever.
Gary: When I see her againif I see her again(Looks out the window and back at Jade) shes going to lock me up and shes gonna throw away the key. Whatever happens, Im doomed. Oh!
Scene: Dark room. One window high in the wall. Brigatti is gagged and tied to the chair. She looks around and tests the ropes on her wrists. Spots something on a beam that will help her free herself. Scoots chair over and starts to work on the rope.
Scene: McGintys Office. Marissa standing at the desk with her back to the door. Chuck walks in and closes the door behind him.
Chuck: Marissa, have you heard from Jade? She was supposed to be at the florists two hours ago. I just called. She never showed.
Marissa: Maybe she had other errands.
Chuck: Maybe she doesnt want to get married. Oh, I knew it was too good to be true. Did you hear what happened last night?
Marissa: Gary told me it was a misunderstanding.
Chuck: Misunderstanding? He was laying on top of my fiancée. Thats not what I would call a misunderstanding. Yesterday I was the happiest guy in the world. Today everything is falling apart.
Marissa: Listen, Chuck, sit down.
Marissa: I have something very important to tell you about Jade.
Chuck: What could you possibly tell me about Jade that I dont already know.
Marissa: The truth. (Pulls out a chair.) Now sit.
Scene: Auction House display room. Jade speaks to Security Guard and walks over to man at the display case. Shows him Brigattis badge and the altered ID.
Jade: Mr. Nemic. Detective Brigatti, Chicago Police. Im here to review the security precautions.
Mr. Nemic: Again?
(Jade stand with hands on hips facing him. He stands with his hands in his pockets.)
Jade: I just got off the phone with your superiors.
Mr. Nemic: I can assure you, Detective, weve taken all the measures you recommended.
Jade: Really? So would you like to tell me how it is that that Harland Diamond was stolen last night?
(Mr. Nemic takes Jades arm. Walks a little distance away from the display.)
Mr. Nemic: I dont know where you heard that rumor, but it is totally false. The diamond is safe.
(Jade looks away briefly. Gary has entered the room.)
Jade: The thief rappelled down the elevator shaft, avoided the infrared detectors and the pressure pads, and removed the diamond from a hole cut in the display box. You know quite frankly, Mr. Nemic, I dont know how you stay in business.
Mr. Nemic: How did you know
Jade: I stole it. You should have reported it, sir.
Mr. Nemic: We wanted to keep it out of the papers.
Jade: Well, as do we, which is why Im here. Now, may we review those security measures? The weight sensors are off?
(Walk over to the diamond display and touches the glass after testing the sensors.)
Mr. Nemic: We have buyers examining the items Detective. Well, everythings on the same circuitthe alarms, the infrareds. We do have a guard at every entrance.
Jade: What about the elevator?
Mr. Nemic: The elevator?
Jade: Please tell me you have an alarm on the first-floor doors.
Mr. Nemic: Ill get right on it. (Walks away.)
Jade: Yes, I suggest you do. (Walks over to Gary and hands him a black ski mask.) Okay, put this on.
Jade: Do you want to have a debate? Put it on!
(Gary puts it on as a stocking cap.)
Jade: For Petes sake! (Pulls it down over his face.) Now run!
Jade: Hes got the diamond! (Points toward Gary. Gary runs. Gets out of auction house chased by security guards.) Bart, go after him. Oh! Oh!
Bart: Stop! Hold it! Check the alleys.
Security Guard 2: Okay.
Jade: Robbery in progress at Kaufman and Moore (speaks into Brigattis radio) on East Washington. The suspectmale, Caucasian, black sweater and cap, approximately 180 pounds, 62".
Mr. Nemic: Oh, my God.
Jade: Dont worry, sir. Well get him.
Scene: Street outside the auction house. The two security guards come out. Gary is not in sight. Changes to the alley behind the auction house. As a red truck passes the security guards Gary, minus the mask and sweater comes out the back door. Gary crosses the street and approaches the van.
Woman: Hold it! (Meter Maid approaches) What do you think youre doing?
Gary: Its not what it looks like Officer. You see, uh
Meter Maid: Cant you read the sign?
Meter Maid: Youre over the limit. Next time its a fine.
(Gary looks up at the sign as the Meter Maid leaves. Sign says one-hour parking. Gary unlocks the van and gets in.)
Gary: Thank you!
Scene: Room where Brigatti is held prisoner. She is still tied to the chair and gagged. Manages to get loose and removes the tape from her mouth. Tries the door but it doesnt budge. Climbs to the window instead.
Scene: Brief exterior shot of a large synagogue.
Scene: Interior of the synagogue. Chuck waits inside for his best man and his bride.
Gary: Hey, Chuck?
Marissa: Hey, Gary.
Gary: Marissa, Hi. I, uh, got your note. You sure you want me to be here?
Chuck: Marissa told me the whole story. Youre my best man. Always have been. Always will be.
Marissa: Howd it go with the diamond?
Gary: Theres not going to be any Balkan War, at least not tomorrow.
Marissa: Thats a relief.
Gary: I still havent heard from Brigatti.
Marissa: First, world peace, and we work our way down.
Gary: Yeah. So, uh, Marissa told you everything, huh?
Marissa: It didnt change much.
Gary: Still going to get married?
Chuck: Theres one thing missing.
(Look around for Jade)
Gary: Yeah. AmberUh, Jade.
Gary: We took that diamond three hours ago. You havent heard from her?
Chuck: Hope. Shes not going to show up.
Chuck: I really wanted to believe Jade wanted to marry me, but shes not the type of girl to settle down. Im going to call the whole thing off.
(Chuck walks over to the rabbi.)
Gary: Chuck, you
(Jade comes running down the aisle taking her coat off as she does.)
Jade: Damn, its hard to run in these heels.
Chuck: Jade. (Runs to Jade and leads her to the altar.)
Chuck: I knew youd make it.
Jade: Did I miss anything?
Rabbi: Rather difficult, considering the circumstances.
Jade: Sorry. I had a terrible time with the dress and my stockings ran.
Chuck: Its ok, honey. I know.
(Chuck and Jade turn their heads to face each other.)
Jade: You know?
Chuck: I know about everything, including the diamond.
Jade: You do?
Chuck: Mm-Hmm. (Looks back toward Rabbi.)
Jade: You still want to marry me? (Looks toward Chuck. He looks at her.)
Chuck: I love you Jade. Im not going to let a few unproven felonies get in the way of that.
Jade: Oh, Chuck!
Rabbi: Please, lets get on with it, hmm? (Rabbi looks at them and gestures with his hand.)
(Gary approaches Jade from behind.)
Gary: You couldve let me in on the plan.
Jade: If I had, you wouldnt have done it.
Gary: I couldve gone to jail!
Jade: I knew youd get away.
(Rabbi gestures with a "come on" movement.)
Rabbi: If were not interrupting anything, lets go.
(All turn to face Rabbi)
Rabbi: Chuck, Jade in this precious hour, we are gathered to join two hearts, two souls.
(Brigatti enters the sanctuary behind the wedding party.)
Brigatti: Hold it! Detective BrigattiChicago Police. And you are all under arrest.
Gary: What? Brigatti, youre all right!
(Brigatti walks up and punches Gary in the face.)
(Gary is holding his mouth with his left hand.)
Rabbi: Pardon me, Miss(gestures toward Brigatti.)
Brigatti: Save it, Rabbi! Weddings off.
Man: Weddings on.
(Two men approach from the aisle.)
Man: Central Intelligence Agency. (Shows his credentials.)
Brigatti: This is my jurisdiction, and these people are going to jail.
Man: The U.S. Government disagrees.
(Gary moves to speak to Brigatti.)
Brigatti: No, Hobson (turns toward him) it doesnt work like that.
(Everyone, except Marissa, starts arguing. Lots of finger shaking between Jade & Brigatti.)
Man: Excuse me! Thank you. (Walks up to and past the group at the altar.)
Brigatti: You knew about his heist all along didnt you?
Man: Informally. Officially we couldnt take a position, but we have a contact in East Morenian Intelligence who kept us apprised of the situation. (Holds a radio up to his mouth. Gary looks at him and away. Brigatti looks at the CIA agent.)
Brigatti: I dont get it.
Man: its in our nations interest to keep Morenia at peace, detective.
Chuck: Policemen to the world.
Jade: (Puts arm around Chuck) No, its the oil, Chuck.
Chuck: Oh, the oil, of course. (Looks heavenward)
(Man who kidnapped Brigatti enters the room.)
Man: Meet Gregor Antonovich. I guess you two are already acquainted.
Gregor: Sorry for the inconvenience. Well, I had to make sure the diamond was stolen. Good job, both of you.
Gary: Thank you.
Jade: Well, it took some improvising, but we managed.
Brigatti: Forget it. Shes a felon, and shes going to jail.
Man: This might interest you, Detective.
(Pulls an envelope from his inside coat pocket and hands it to Brigatti to open.)
Brigatti: A Presidential pardon?
Chuck: A clean slate. (Jade puts an arm around Chuck and kisses him.)
Man: Ill need that back. Our report to Langley will, of course, include the fine cooperation of Chicago Police Detective Antonia Brigatti.
Scene: Interior of the synagogue. Chuck performs the traditional glass smashing and kisses Jade. Rabbi & witnesses applaud.
All: Mazel Tov!
(The Chiffons "One Fine Day" starts playing.)
Shoo be doo be doo be doo be do bop bop. Shoo be doo be doo be doo
be do bop bop.
One fine day
(Rabbi looks at his watch. Chuck & Jade, Gary & Marissa walk together down the aisle.)
Youll look at me and you will know our love was meant to be
Scene: Exterior of the synagogue. Everyone standing on steps as Chuck and Jade approach their limo. Gary approaches Brigatti from her right as he catches up to her.
Gary: Hey, Brigatti, what do you say we catch a movie tonight, huh?
Brigatti: Leave me alone.
Gary: Aw, come on, Brigatti. Look, you know, at least you got togot to sock me in the jaw, didnt you?
Brigatti: Well, there is a bright side to everything. (looks at him sideways)
Gary: Yeah, well, I guess so.
And youll be proud to have me right by your side one fine day
(Jade tosses her bouquet. Brigatti catches it.)
Brigatti: Dont get any ideas, Hobson.
Shoo be doo be doo be doo be do bop bop
Gregor: (To Marissa) Allow me.
Marissa: Oh, thank you. (Takes his arm and they walk down the stairs together.
(Everyone throws rice as Bride & Groom depart.)
Oh, I know youre the kind of boy
Who only wants to run around
Ill be waiting
And someday, darling
Youll come to me
When you want to settle down oh
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