Strange Paradise: Episode 62
- *Strange Paradise: Episode 62*
*Episode 62: Slideshow: http://tinyurl.com/v6jwo*
Raxl: " Maljardin a place of growing terror. And one by one it's unwilling
guests are murdered through Erica Desmond. Returned from the dead to only
bring evil and destruction to the Island and her accursed husband Jean
Jean Paul is standing facing Holly, Elizabeth and Alison in the Great Hall.
The three women are sitting on the couch. "It is difficult for me to speak
to you. We have suffered through so much." Jean Paul says to them pacing the
floor in front of them. He stops and looks at them. "There's been another
accident on the Island." "Accident?" Alison asks. "Tim is dead." "No!"
Alison cries out and lowers her head. "You mean murdered." Elizabeth says
to him. Jean Paul nods. "Of all those who came to this Island you are the
three survivors." Jean Paul tells them. "Jean Paul you have got to stop
this. No matter who the guilty person is." Alison says to him. "I think we
all know who she is." Elizabeth says to them. Holly looks up. "It can't be
Erica" Holly jumps to her feet then walks over to Jean Paul. "Jean Paul we
know her better than the others. Mother it can't be." she says looking at
Elizabeth. "Does it matter now. I want you all to leave Maljardin now! Go
away, the three of you before it's too late." Jean Paul tells them. "I
won't go." Holly says to Jean Paul. "Holly!" Elizabeth calls to her. "I
won't leave you and Erica to face whatever inhuman thing it is that takes
lives one after the other." "Holly I want you to go." Jean Paul says to
her. "Why? I thought you cared for me. You and Erica, you were like a
father and mother to me. If I were your daughter I'd stay with you." Elizabeth
looks at Holly, pain shows in her face from Holly's words. "Not if I
ordered you to go." Jean Paul tells Holly. Alison walks over to Holly.
"Holly, Jean Paul is right. You mustn't stay. You must leave with your
mother. And thank God you're free to leave." "What about you?" Holly asks
Alison. "Erica is my sister. Jean Paul you can't ask me to go without her.
She's sick, she needs help. You and I can take her to the Mainland. We can
get her to a hospital where she can get treatment." "Erica will not leave
this Island." "Well we can force her. Sedate her." Alison says to Jean
Paul. "I will not allow her to leave." "What are you saying? She's ill. I
thought you said you loved her." Jean Paul nods his head. "I love her. She
will be with me here always on Maljardin. Now I want you to leave. All of
you! And don't ask anymore questions! Just get packed and go!" Jean Paul
tells them then walks out of the room. Alison turns to Holly. "Now you do
as he says. Elizabeth you're her mother see that she leaves." Alison says to
Elizabeth then walks up the staircase. Elizabeth walks over to Holly. "She
said I'm your mother. After what you said I wonder." Holly lowers her head.
"I didn't mean to hurt you. We've both been trying to make up for treating
each other in the past. But I'll tell you this mother, if you make me leave
Erica and Jean Paul I'll never forgive you. Never!" Holly says looking at
Elizabeth and rushing away. Elizabeth stands and watches Holly leave as
Raxl walks into the room. "Quito will have the boat ready as soon as the
tide is right tonight. Do as the Master tells you. Leave this island before
you and your daughter join the dead." Raxl tells Elizabeth.
Jean Paul and Erica are together in their bedroom. "You should never have
said that. You have no right." Erica says to Jean Paul. With his back to
her he answers. "Haven't I my darling." Erica takes a few steps away from
him then looks back at Jean Paul. "And don't pretend to love me. Not after
what you have done." "I've given up pretending." Erica walks up to Jean
Paul and grips him by the shoulders to turn him towards her. "I don't
understand. How could you tell them they are free to go? You know if anyone
leaves Maljardin I'll be gone too. Back into darkness. To my death." Erica
says looking away from Jean Paul. "Perhaps that's why I asked them to leave
my darling." Jean Paul says. "Oh no Jean Paul you could never be that
cruel. No matter what I am, you love me. You're to good." Jean Paul pulls
away from Erica. "Perhaps it's time I played the devils game." he says
walking away from Erica. Erica walks up to Jean Paul. "Are you Jacques?
Tell me because you're not the Jean Paul I know. Tell me, are you Jacques?"
"I am myself Erica. Jean Paul the man you said you loved." Erica puts her
arms around his shoulders. "And I do love you. Why can't you believe that?
I've always loved you. I love you no matter what the ghost of the devil
makes me do. I need you Jean Paul." "But not the others." Jean Paul says as
he turns away from Erica. Turning back he looks at Erica. "I chose you. I
loved you. I brought you back from the dead because I wanted you so
walks up to him. "And I came to you." "As the devil�s whore." "Don't say
that Jean Paul." Erica says turning away. "My dear wife. An evil imitation
of my dear departed wife!" Jean Paul says angrily. "No, no!" Erica cries
out. "Do what you want with me now. We are commanded by an evil. So it
doesn't matter what becomes of either of us. But leave those people alone!"
Jean Paul says to her. In fear Erica pulls away from Jean Paul. "But I need
the soul of that girl or else. Or else I die." Erica says sitting down. Jean
Paul leans over her. "My dear should I really care." Erica lowers her head.
In the boat house Quito and Raxl are working to get the boat ready. "Check
everything carefully Quito. You leave with the tide tonight. Nothing must
interfere this time Quito. Do you hear me, nothing. By what ever power is
left in me I swear that we shall set the others free. And we shall remain
here until that woman is back in hell!"
Erica is in the Great Hall standing in front of Jacques portrait. "Jacques
we haven't much time. You've got to help me." "My dear should I really
care." Jacques laughs. "Don't you understand they are leaving. The three
woman, and I have no control over Jean Paul anymore. He hates me." "How
strange. What a strange reaction to a desirable woman." "If I'm to live. If
you're to keep your bargain you've got to stop them. They are leaving in the
boat at sundown. You must help me. You must!" "I will help. I will help
you." Jacques laughs. Erica looks away in fear.
In the lab Jean Paul is packing the equipment into boxes. He picks up Doctor
Menkin�s notes when Alison walks in. "You should read those." Alison says to
him. "I don't want to." Jean Paul says putting the folder down. "Bring life
back from the dead is in the past for us isn't it?" Jean Paul says as he
turns away and continues packing. "What are you doing?" Alison asks. "Packing
your things. You won't be here to use them will you?" "I can't leave. Not
yet." Alison tells him. "I'm sorry Alison." "Jean Paul please listen to
me." Alison turns the notes towards him as he stops and looks at her. "These
notes on the experiment, this method of restoring life contains a warning."
"Alison I need no further warning. I should have never brought her back. The
past is buried, but I did love her Alison." "I know you did and that's why
I want to help you and Erica." Jean Paul turns away from Alison. "Jean Paul
please listen. These notes about restoring life say that sometimes certain
biochemical changes can occur. That upsets the personality. Well if this is
true then Erica can be helped." Alison says as she walks up to him. Jean
Paul stands with his back to her. "Erica can never be helped." "Well I
believe she can." Angrily Jean Paul turns towards Alison. "She was not
restored to life through biochemistry. She was brought back to me by the
devil." "You really believe that?" Alison asks him. "Yes. Now you have no
choice Alison. Leave this Island. I won't desert her I promise you that. She
was my Erica once. And she and I will live on Maljardin the rest of our
lives. No matter what happens, I will be with her." "Oh Jean Paul." Alison
says. "Our fate is our own Alison. I will not have anyone else suffer." "I
don't believe in your fates. We control our own lives. I want to help you
and Erica." "Someday maybe you'll learn Alison. Fate pursues us everywhere.
If one is to die one dies. No one can change that. Just as love lasts only
as long as it is fated to last. Now prepare yourself to leave. Pack what you
want to pack. And go! But for heavens sake leave because your fate may be
changed as well." "I don't believe Erica will harm me ." Alison says to
him. "Erica is not in control here! Evil is!"
Erica walks down to the crypt when Raxl speaks to her. "What is Madam doing
down here?" "I'm in search of a wine. A toast for our departing friends."
says Erica. "Would Madam like a candle to light her way?" Raxl says raising
a candle towards Erica. Erica backs herself into a wall. "No, no! Put it
out! Take it away!" "So long as I know the source of your fears. Do not
underestimate my power." "Take it away Raxl! Please!" Erica begs as the
candle goes out. "I'll be your friend. Anything." "No, I do not make
friends with Satan." Erica looks at Raxl as she notices the candle is not
lit. "If you threaten me again you crone you'll find yourself with your
slimy crawling Gods in hell!" Erica says pulling away from the wall then
rushes up the staircase. "Quito, Quito!" Raxl shouts. Quito walks up to
Raxl. "You must guard the girl Holly. Every moment, for she is in danger
until the moment she leaves this Island."
Alison is in the lab looking through Doctor Menkin�s notes. She's crying as
Erica walks in. "Crying my sister.' Erica says touching Alison's shoulder.
"Erica?" "Yes darling." They hold each others� arms. Alison looks at
Erica. "You are my sister and I love you so. You do believe that don't you?"
"Of course I believe it. Oh don't be sad. Things will work out for you and
me. You can help." Erica says brushing the tears from Alison's face. "I
want to help you." Erica pulls away. "Then you shall. Holly must not leave
the Island." "But why?" Alison asks Erica. "Do you want me to live?" "Of
course I do. I want you to live and get well." Alison says to her. "Then
that is my need, Holly." "I don't understand.' Alison says walking up to
Erica. "Holly is a young girl. She has to leave the Island. She has her own
life." "But I must live too. If Holly leaves Maljardin I die." "Oh Erica
you're talking nonsense." Alison says touching Erica's arm. Erica walks
away. "I'm not talking nonsense. I'm speaking of facts. If Holly leaves then
I will return to darkness. I'll be nothing." Alison walks up to her.
"You're haunted by things that don't exist. By demons and darkness. Like a
little frightened child. Erica these research notes..." Alison reaches for
the file. "I don't want your notes or your science or your medicine! I am
talking about things that are real!" "Erica please." Alison tries to talk
to her. "Let me tell you what I have to do in order to take possession of
Holly." "No." Alison says stepping back away from the lab table. Erica
stands on the other side of the table. "Her youth, her spirit." Alison
turns away from Erica. "No, I don't want to hear." "In order to protect my
life I've had to kill. Dan drowned. Matt pushed off the roof of Maljardin.
And Tim who wanted to live so badly because he loved I had to have him
murdered by a compatriot." Alison looks at Erica. "No Erica, don't say any
more." Alison says. "You're ill, can't you see that?" "And Vangie whom I
strangled when I was a spirit. Evolving, struggling to get back to my body.
Have you ever been trapped in the body of an animal? A black rabbit." Alison
turns away from Erica. "Look at me. If these things aren't true then how do
I know about them. Look at me my sister and realize I am not insane. I am
totally, helplessly evil." "It can't, it can't be true." Alison turns away
from Erica. "This is all a nightmare, all of it. Nothing here is real!"
Alison cries out pushing test tubes and equipment on the floor from the lab
table. She lowers her head to her hands leaning on the table. Erica walks
around her and puts her hands on Alison's shoulders. "Now will you help me?
If I could know I was to live . If I could guarantee my life perhaps I could
find my way back to goodness. With Jean Paul together we might escape our
fate." Alison straightens up. "Jean Paul says you can't escape your fate."
"Jean Paul is a cantankerous child. He's believed everything I've told him
since I've come back." "I thought you loved him?" Alison asks her. "He can
help me. As you can help me." "There is only one way I can help you. By
reading these notes and getting you to the Mainland to a hospital." "If I
do go to the Mainland I'll die." Erica says taking the notes from Alison.
"Forget these notes, tear them up! Destroy them! " Erica shouts as she
starts ripping shredding and throwing them across the room. "Stop. Stop!"
Alison tries to stop Erica. "Throw them away! I don't care! Leave with the
others. Let me remember you always as a dear devoted sister who wouldn't
help me cease to murder! I hate you! I hate you Alison! But I can't hurt
you, ever." Erica says then quickly leaves the room. Alison stands with her
back against the lab table almost in tears.
Quito and Holly enter the mansion. "Quito thank you for being with me to
take one more look at the Island before I left. Flowers are all gone. Why?
Can you tell me why Quito?" Holly asks walking slowly through the Great
Hall. In her hand is a dead rose. She stops and looks at Quito. "It's time
to leave." She touches his cheek. "I'll miss you." Elizabeth walks down the
staircase carrying a suitcase. "I've packed everything. Quito the rest of
the luggage is in my room. Could you get it for me." she asks walking to
Holly and Quito. Quito stands still and looks at her. "Quito?" Elizabeth
calls to him. "He won't leave my side. He stays by me every second." Holly
says to her mother. "Then will you go with him darling. You are going with
me?" "Jean Paul says I must." Holly says. "That's what he says." Elizabeth
tells her as Holly and Quito walk over to the staircase. After they walk up
the staircase Elizabeth opens the front door and looks out. "It's almost
sunset." Jean Paul say standing behind her. Elizabeth turns towards him.
"Yes it is. It's almost time to go. Jean Paul I want to thank you for... For
releasing us." Jean Paul nods and closes the door. "Yes. You know Elizabeth
I never intended any harm to anyone." he says walking with Elizabeth through
the Great Hall. He stops and looks down at her. "I do care for Holly. You
know that. "So do I. Do you believe me? I know that I've been difficult in
the past." Jean Paul takes her hand. "The past is over." Elizabeth smiles.
"Yes." Alison walks down the staircase. "Alison you're not ready."
Elizabeth says looking up at her. Jean Paul turns and looks at Alison. Walking
down the stairs Alison goes over to them. "I know. Jean Paul I want to stay
if you want me to." Elizabeth looks at her. "Why that's ridiculous." "Were
you talking to Erica?" Jean Paul asks her. "Yes." "And?" "And she said if
any of us leave she'll die." "There are things that happen here that are
more mysterious than any of you realize." says Jean Paul. "Well what are
they? Tell me so I can do something!" Alison says to Jean Paul. "There is
nothing you can do about it." "She's my sister!" "Are you sure or is she
just a shadow nothing more.' "Really Jean Paul." Erica says walking into
the room and touches Alison's arm. "Now look at me everyone. Do I seem to
you like a shadow?" she walks to Jean Paul and puts her hand on his
shoulder. "I'm here darling and I'm very real." she says reaching up to kiss
him. Jean Paul turns his face away from her. Erica turns to Alison. "You see
the kind of man you're leaving me with. Moody, loving me one minute and the
next? Come with me. I've just prepared a farewell dinner." Erica says
turning towards the Dining Room. "I don't think I want to." Elizabeth says.
Erica turns back to her. " A glass of wine. A farewell toast. Oh really
Elizabeth I know I haven't been the best of hostesses always but I've
tried.' Erica turns away. "Where's Holly? She must have a drink with
is..." Elizabeth starts to say. "Here I am." Holly says from the staircase.
Quito is behind her carrying the luggage. "Erica, I don't want to leave you.
You know that." Holly says rushing over to give Erica a hug. "But Jean Paul
says I must." "Shall we drink a farewell toast?" says Jean Paul. He leads
the way to the Dining Room. Erica looks at Quito. "Quito you may go." Quito
doesn't move. Raxl walks towards them from the Dining room. "I have asked
Quito to stay with Miss Holly." Raxl says. "Very well then. You may stay."
Erica says then turns and walks to Jean Paul's side. "Now we will drink
happiness to each one of you." says Erica. Jean Paul reaches for the wine
bottle. "I'll pour the wine." "No my darling. I'll pour the wine.' Erica
says picking up the bottle. "Elizabeth for you. Jean Paul for you." she says
passing out glasses of wine. "Ladies first." Jean Paul says handing the
glass to Holly. "Oh no, you are the Master." Erica says taking the glass
and giving it back to Jean Paul. "For the host." As she pours the next
glass she tips her ring on its side and powder pours into the wine. "And
this is for Holly, our little angel." Holly sets her glass down. "And for
Alison." says Erica. Alison takes the glass placing it next to Holly�s
drink. She switches glasses. "And for me." Erica says. Jean Paul raises his
glass. "To your happiness." "And to our fate." Alison says then drinks the
wine. "No Alison!" Erica shouts as Alison drops her glass.
Summary by Debby Graham & Slideshow by Ron Janick
Ron and The Boston Babes:
Bella & Daisy
"God is great, beer is good,
and people are crazy."
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