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JACK OF ALL TRADES

THE MORNING AFTER


EPISODE NO. 18
Season 2, episode 4
Series 204
1st release: 10/30/00
2nd release:
Production number: 1325
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 11-05-00


REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
SYNOPSIS by Sally Dye


REGULAR CAST
Bruce Campbell (Jack Stiles)
Angela Dotchin (Emilia Rothschild)
Stuart Devenie (Governor Croque)
Stephen Papps (Brogard)

GUEST CAST
Verne Troyer (Napoleon)

CREDITS
Written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Directed by Michael Hurst

Filmed in Auckland, New Zealand, by Renaissance Pictures in association with Studios USA. Executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, R. J. Stewart; co-executive producer, Eric Gruendemann; producer, Chris Black, Janine Dickins; co-producer, Mike McDonald, associate producer, Sam Clark; director, Greg Yaitanes; writer, R.J. Stewart; camera, Kevin Riley; editor, Cushla Dillon; music, Joseph LoDuca; casting, Marie Adams, Beth Hymson-Ayer, Tracy Hampton.



TV GUIDE PROMO

Napoleon is intent on sending a special gift to the world leaders and only Jack and Emilia can stop him. TVGrid.

Jack and Emilia must stop Napoleon from sending tainted wine to all the world leaders.

SYNOPSIS:

This synopsis is by Sally Dye .

Teaser

Jack and Emilia are dressing for a party. Emilia has come down to the lab so that Jack can hook up her dress. Jack is complaining that he has to sleep in the lab like a dog. Em says that if he didn't act like a dog, something might be arranged. She says she heard him chasing the tavern maid around the living room and any woman who shared his bed must be somewhat unbalanced. Jack says it depends on what position they're in. A buzzer sounds and Em runs to extract Jack's cloak from a bubbling cauldron. Jack thanks her for cleaning it for him. Em pulls out a gun and shoots at him. Jack is unhurt but outraged. Em explains that she was just testing the solution she had used on his coat, which is now bulletproof. She says it just may come in handy sometime.

They arrive at Croque's mansion and are less than pleased to find Napoleon also there. Croque says they have been invited to sample the first wine from the Bonaparte family vineyard. They pour glasses for Jack and Emilia and watch expectantly as they sip it.

Jack wakes the next morning when someone pulls his covers away. He turns over and sees Em lying next to him. Both are still sleepy and mumble good morning. Suddenly they both realize that they are in bed together and neither is wearing a stitch of anything. They jump out of opposite sides of the bed, grabbing sheets and blankets to wrap around themselves, and stare at each other in shock.

Act I

Jack and Em try to piece together what happened, but neither remembers anything beyond the time they sipped Croque's wine. They assume they became intoxicated and fell into bed together. Both are appalled at what they have apparently done, and embarrassed that Croque and Napoleon must have witnessed them in a drunken state. They decide to go to the governor's mansion to find out what occurred there.

On the way, they find their clothing strewn all along the path. Everyone is laughing and pointing as they gather it all up.

They find Croque and Napoleon at the winery, where Napoleon is having the grapes crushed by two girls wrestling in the winepress. Jack and Em come in and apologize for their behavior at the party. Croque and Napoleon just laugh and ask if they remember anything of what happened. Jack confesses that it's all a fog. Napoleon assures them that the French government still holds them in the highest regard. Then he and Croque begin laughing uncontrollably. Jack and Em are humiliated.

On the way home, Jack and Em argue with each other over their supposed indiscretion, each blaming the other for taking advantage. The town is in the midst of celebrating the harvest festival, and people in costume dance around them while they are arguing. Jack and Em remember that they were the only ones drinking the wine, and wonder if there may have been something in it. They resolve to find out.

They sneek into the winery and hear Croque and Napoleon discussing the potion they had injected into the grapes. It apparently makes whoever drinks it obey Napoleon's every command. He plans to send a bottle to every world leader. He says that by next month he will be using the White House as a summer home.

Act II

Jack and Em realize they are not responsible for what happened. They also know they must stop Napoloen from shipping the wine all over the world.

They go to Croque's mansion and find him practicing the triangle. He plays it so badly that his music master throws himself out the window. Jack and Em say they want to repay his hospitality and have brought a bottle of their own wine for him to try. He takes a sip and is immediately under their control. He tells them that Napoleon is at the storage barn preparing the wine casks to be shipped. They ask what happened at the party and Croque obediantly recounts the story: Napoleon was overjoyed that his potion worked. To test it, they had Jack walk into the wall several times and Emilia dance on the table. Then they commanded them to run through the streets, take off their clothes and go to bed. Em asks if that's all they commanded them to do and Croque says yes. Jack and Em are happy to realize that they are "still just friends". They rush out to sabotage the wine, but Jack runs back to whisper one more command to Croque.

At the storage barn, Jack (as the Dragoon) arrives and fights Brogard and the soldiers while Emilia drills holes into the wine casks. Napoleon unveils a gatling gun and shoots at Jack. Jack lets him shoot, knowing that the cape will deflect the bullets into the remaining wine casks. Napoleon falls into a puddle of the wine next to Brogard and they are both under Jack's control.

Napoleon, Croque and Brogard are dressed as cherubs, singing and dancing at the harvest festival. Jack and Em talk about their "close call". Jack says that he knew that nothing had really happened because he could never have forgotten a night with Emilia. She asks what he means. Jack says, well, you know what they say about you intellectual, librarian types, don't you? Em is indignant and follows Jack off, demanding further explanations, but he just laughs.








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