The Wedding Reception is a mostly spoken track that appears on the 1994 Complete Works Gothic Musical Thriller album. It details the final scene of the show, where Dr Henry Jekyll reverts to Hyde for the last time, losing control and nearly strangling his fiancée after breaking the neck of his rival Simon Stride. He manages return to his usual form long enough to beg his friend Utterson to kill him, and he is shot, dying in his beloved's arms.
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In later versions of the show, Jekyll kills himself by leaping onto Utterson's swordstick. In every subsequent recording, the final scene merely contains Emma's farewell to Jekyll, simply titled Finale.
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Mrs. Jekyll, may I have this dance?
Doctor Jekyll, you may have every dance.
Henry, what is it?
Don't make a fuss... Terrible pain... Get me out of here... Need to breathe.
Oh, my God!
Oh, God, what now?
Oh God, not now!
Help me somehow!
Please take the pain away!
Feel it fill me!
This will kill me!
Please, God, will me
Somehow to fight, I pray!
Oh, God, help me!
God have mercy!
Don't let her see!
Not on our wedding day!
There is no Henry!... Only Hyde!
Look at this monster, Lisa!
And what would you have done with her, Stride? Put her in one of your Camden Town whorehouses and rented her out a shilling a time?
Damn you, Jekyll - enough!
Enough, indeed! End-of-game! We seem to be married, my love! Ready for our bridal bed, are you?
Henry, stay back! Don't touch her! I beg you - stop! Stop now!
Henry! Oh God, Henry...
Lisa, no! Stay back!
Henry, it's me! If this is you, show me!
No! Stop him!
Stay! Or she dies!
Henry, I know you don't want to hurt me! I know you can hear me... Let me go... Henry, please... For us... Let me go... please...
Do it, John. I beg you. Set me free.
I can't, Henry!
We promised, remember?
HYDE / JEKYLL
Lisa... Lisa... Lisa...
Go to sleep, my tormented love.