HawthoRNe (2009) Episode Scripts

Final Curtain

Hey, did you get my plan about putting two more beds down here? No, but I'll take a look and get back to you.
Joint Commission guidelines say we have to cut wait time.
Inspection's in a month.
I know.
I said I'll get back to you.
Listen, I need you to do me a favor.
Um, Tom is getting his elbow surgery tomorrow and I'm playing chauffeur.
Can you cover for me? You want to borrow my car, too? Can you do it? Thank you.
Everything all right? Yes.
I'm fine.
Getting any sleep? Yeah.
Bobbie, what the hell are you doing? You're racing like a rabbit.
I'm good.
Any history of high blood pressure in your family? Of course.
I'm black.
Oh.
With Joint Commission coming, You're telling me that all of a sudden this place is getting to you? Bobbie, I'm good.
I'm not buying it.
Everything okay with you and Tom? He's the one who's getting the surgery, not me, remember? Hey, sir, sir, sir! You cannot use that entrance! Security! Gail, just give him a second! Can you speak any English? Get him out of here! Wait! Gail! Stop! Wait! Let him go! He's trying to tell us something! Just give him a second.
I'm calling the police.
Gail! Hey, sir! Hey! I'm calling the police! Hold it, hold it.
Hey, hey, hey.
Give me a second.
Give me a second.
Okay? Okay, hey, hey.
Look at me.
Look at me.
We're gonna get you in the hospital.
Okay? The hospital.
Get me a wheelchair! I'll get it.
Okay, okay.
Okay? I just want to see my fiancée! You called for me, Dot? Yeah, he keeps asking for his fiancée, but he won't give a name.
I told you she's dark-skinned.
What more do you need to know? Who does the hiring around here? Seriously! We were gonna have two beautiful mixed children.
A boy and a girl.
Raise them on the Atlantic Coast.
Educate them in Asia.
We had plans, damn it! I thought we agreed it would be a Scandinavian country.
Norway.
Right.
I always preferred Sweden.
Do you know this man? Dr.
Arkin.
He used to be the Director of Medicine here.
For 37 years to be exact.
We agreed that we would get married if we were still single.
Wow.
That was a while back.
It was.
But now it looks like I'm ready to settle down.
With you.
Now, are you sure you don't need a few more years? To sow your wild oats? I'm afraid those years are long gone.
See? I told you.
You're the one.
Okay, uh Uh Hey, excuse me.
Do you work here? Yeah, I'm a social worker.
Okay, good, good.
I need you.
I need you.
But I Really quickly.
Please.
Sure, sure.
Please tell him he needs to let us treat his wife.
You need to let us treat your wife! No, no, no, no.
In Arabic.
He doesn't understand English.
What? In Arabic! He doesn't understand English! I need it in Arabic! I'm from Chicago.
I'm a Sikh.
Oh.
I'm I'm sorry.
I thought You are a racist.
I know.
I I'm so sorry.
Nice music.
Glad to see you've made yourself comfortable.
I'd be more comfortable if I had a martini.
Dirty.
With olives.
Dr.
Arkin! Garcia! Come here! I want to shoot you out of a cannon.
This guy's a legend.
He's one of the founding fathers of James River.
Yeah, I've heard.
Wouldn't want that on my resume though.
Believe me, this place wasn't always like this.
Like all things, it started off shiny and new, and somewhere down the line lost its luster.
Well, I got to run.
I just wanted to come by and say hello.
And I hope you feel better, Doc.
Well, it looks like you were just dehydrated.
We'll get your fluids back up, and you should be out of here in no time to propose to Gail.
Gail says you're a good nurse.
I didn't know she was capable of a compliment.
She cares more than you know.
Let's draw some blood and see if anything else contributed to your collapse.
Don't go to any trouble on my account.
It'll take just a minute.
Really, it's not necessary.
I came here to die.
I just checked in with Dr.
Arkin.
How's he doing? He says he's here to die.
That man is always talking crazy.
I checked his medical records.
Stage four pancreatic cancer.
DNR.
He's in pain.
What about hospice? He wants to die in a familiar surrounding with people that care about him.
What about his family? We are his family.
That man spent more time in these halls than any home.
So he doesn't have any family.
Bobbie, just keep him comfortable.
Sure.
Thanks.
Okay, if I can just step in here.
That's all right.
You need to be quiet a minute.
I need to examine your wife.
No! No! Okay, she's bleeding, and she's suffering sever lower abdominal cramping.
But the husband won't let me touch her.
She needs an ultrasound, and she needs blood work.
Where's the translator? Okay, let me Gail.
Do we have a translator service? You know, you pay a monthly fee, you get somebody on the phone, you have a conference call, that whole thing? No, that got cut from our budget years ago.
You got to get somebody off the street.
That's what I do.
Um, I heard that you needed help.
Yes.
Candy, thank you.
Um, listen, we have a Middle Eastern woman here, and it seems as though her husband will not let us touch her.
They're speaking Dari.
Which mean they're Afghan.
Did you learn any of the language while you were over there? Yeah, I've got some phrases.
I understand a lot more than I speak.
Okay, anything you can Sure.
Just to help us out a little bit here.
Christina.
Yes? You got a minute? Um, yeah.
What's up? Um, I just found out my surgeon's schedule got all scrambled.
He wants to operate on me today.
Today? You mean He's got an opening right after lunch.
Is that okay? Yeah, sure.
Yeah.
Yeah.
There's an entire staff that can cover, you know? I know.
Look, I wouldn't ask if I didn't need you.
I know.
I just need a second.
I just need a minute.
Okay.
I'II, uh I'll wait for you outside.
Okay.
Salim.
Salim.
Salim.
Dr.
Shaw His name is Salim.
Hey.
Can you guys get this? I'm I got to go deal with Tom.
Yeah, we've got it under control.
Okay, I need to examine her right now.
Salim, please I told you this is ridiculous.
I just hyperventilated.
How's my EKG? Fine.
Do you think you had a panic attack? Nope.
This inspection really has you rattled, huh? How's that Afghan couple? Are they okay? Is this about Camille? Tom? Honey, he needs you there with him.
Go.
We've got it covered.
Are you done yet? Not yet.
Uh, Christina, it's Tom.
Uh, you're clearly busy.
I'm gonna take a cab.
Girl! I am an artiste.
But I can't do anything without the right tools! If he ain't hanging, we ain't banging! But I'm gonna call you a little later.
Everything good? Yeah, Christina needed some help in the ER.
An Afghan couple didn't speak any English.
Really? I saw Deer Hunter the other night.
Good film? Powerful.
It's chilling, you know? It is amazing what those vets had to go through.
Candy, I completely understand why they just Why they withdraw from the people who care about them.
Yeah, I never saw it.
What, there's no female OB who can take this? Not now.
And I need somebody right now.
Well, what about GI Lame over here? What, has she lost her phrase book? Candy was actually very helpful today.
Oh, goody.
Christina, did you get checked out? You okay? Just haven't eaten.
I have low blood sugar.
Oh.
Is that a new halo? Brenda, please, come on.
Can we play nice with the patient in the ER and my nurse? Okay.
I'll do it.
And this is me being nice.
You good? Mmm-hmm.
Thanks for everything today, okay? Well, hello.
Hey.
What are you doing out here? I'm going to Richmond Commonwealth for my surgery.
Just waiting on my ride.
Let me take you.
Oh, come on.
Trust me.
It's no trouble at all.
Just, uh, don't let everyone know what a secret slob I am.
Well, I'm sure you have more important things to do.
Oh, I was just on my way to see my shrink.
And now you know two embarrassing things about me.
Are you sure you have time? Get in.
Oh, watch the More mess.
Sorry.
You look like you've got the perfect light around you at all times.
Looks like those benzos have kicked in.
Are you married? No.
Smart girl.
How about yourself? Married once.
Divorced once.
Ex-wife died a few years ago.
Do you have any kids? A son.
Does he know about your condition? Wouldn't matter if he did.
Why's that? I'm not interested in him, and he's not interested in me.
Can we talk about something that matters? Like, what's for lunch? For you? A saline drip.
Ah.
Bobbie, I'll take it from here.
Thanks, Bobbie.
I've never seen Gail like this.
I heard Arkin mentored her when she first got here.
I suppose, in the process, they became close.
Arkin's got a son out there.
He has family.
Really? Where is he? They're estranged.
He claims his son doesn't want to see him, and vice versa.
Wow.
That's tough.
I can't imagine not seeing my dad.
I can't imagine dying alone.
I'd want to see my family, no matter how big a pain in the ass they are.
Ultrasound shows a large splenic laceration.
I also noticed swelling and bruising on her ankles.
She must have fallen down the stairs or something to have caused this.
How's the baby? Oh, the baby's fine.
But it's just that if that spleen ruptures This is Fahima.
I found her in the lobby.
She's your patient's sister.
She speaks English.
Oh! Thank you, thank you! What are you doing? What is that supposed to mean? I I didn't mean Excuse me, Fahima.
Can you inform your family that she has a torn spleen that needs to be removed? Uh, now, she can live without her spleen, but we do have to operate and every operation has its risks.
And I need his consent.
How much has she bled? Enough.
Salim says we need time to pray.
Uh, I don't I don't mean to be disrespectful, but we really don't have much time.
I need to get this procedure done, and I need his consent.
I'm sorry.
My brother in law says we need to pray.
Of course.
Of course.
Um, okay.
Where is this guy? I should've gone in an hour ago.
I know.
Nurse said that he's just running a little bit behind, but he'll be here.
I should just go.
You know, what if this doesn't work? Then I guess you're gonna have to find another way to practice medicine.
Yeah, all I ever wanted to do was be a surgeon.
When I was a kid, I used to have all these toy soldiers, and instead of making them fight, I'd line them up and prep them for surgery.
I wanted to be a jockey.
Like a disc jockey? No.
The other kind.
Uh, I grew up around horses my whole life, and my family did the show riding thing, so I'm gonna do my own thing.
I decided jockey.
By the time I was 13, I was already over five feet.
I starved myself, refused to wear heels, walked around all hunched over, but no luck.
I was never going to be a jockey.
I'm, uh, deathly allergic to horses.
I'm not advising you to be a jockey.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, it wasn't until I removed this picture of myself, you know, of what I thought my life was gonna be that I could see all the other things that the world was offering me.
Dr.
Wakefield? Yes.
He's ready for you now.
Oh, thanks.
Mmm-hmm.
Erin, thank you.
You're welcome.
Look, I've been thinking about you all day! Hey, hey, stop.
My mom has eyes everywhere.
Mmm, well, speaking about your mom Mmm-hmm? Is she gonna be home tonight? Why? 'Cause maybe I got a little something planned to do.
What is that? It's my sexy dance.
You don't you don't think that's sexy? Oh, stop it.
Babe, babe, I'm sorry, but, no, it's not.
It's not.
Well, how about Maybe I just want to spend some alone time with you.
You know what I mean? Look, why don't you just ask and see if it's a possibility? That way, I'm not walking around guessing all day.
All right.
All right.
I will ask, but I'm not making any promises.
That's it, girl.
Get to work.
You get to work.
My dance is still sexy though.
We're gonna talk about that later.
Dot, did you see Dr.
Wakefield? Yeah, he was out by the sidewalk.
Looked like he was waiting for a cab or something.
Hey, I was looking for you.
Hey, what's up? This a good time to tell you about my new tattoo? Hilarious.
Think you're gonna be home tonight? Uh, why? Just wondering if I'm gonna be having popcorn and gum again for dinner.
Camille, just because you think you're too good for cafeteria food Ah, the smell of botulism ruins my appetite.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if you're gonna be staying late.
I don't know.
I heard Tom's surgery got moved to today.
Yeah.
I hope it went well.
Yeah, me too.
You love him, right? Like Dad, but different? Camille.
What What do you want? How do you know it's real? I mean, when you love someone? Because you're terrified of losing them.
And you're even more terrified of having them.
Yeah.
That sucks.
Well, shouldn't you still be with him? I mean, since he's having his surgery and all? Hey.
Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt.
Oh, no, no.
Hey, please, come in.
Yeah? Yes.
I, uh, just want to talk to you about Candy.
Oh, uh, Camille, you mind? No.
No, I didn't mean to chase you out.
I'll just be quick.
I promise.
Yeah.
Um, ever since Candy came back, she's been really anxious and shaky.
Looks like she hasn't been sleeping.
And she will not talk to anybody.
So, what are you thinking that is? Could be PTSD.
And if it is, then, uh, this Afghan patient could be the trigger for her, you know what I mean? Okay.
I'll talk to her.
Right when I'm done with Camille.
Cool.
Thank you.
Yes.
Good to see you.
Bye.
Thought you were gonna go see Tom.
You see all that I got going on here? I could possibly be here all night.
You'd rather go check on an employee than see the supposed love of your life? Okay, Camille, come on.
I got work to do, okay? Daniel? Yes.
I'm Bobbie Jackson.
We talked on the phone.
Thank you for coming so quickly.
It took me a while to track down your info.
How is he? He's hanging in there.
We've got him in one of the ER trauma bays for now, but as I said on the phone, his condition is serious.
He's definitely gonna die? I'm afraid he's terminal.
How soon? Soon.
Can I talk to him? Follow me.
Hey.
Oh, hey.
You okay? Yeah, um Yeah, yeah.
I'm, uh I'm fine.
Um, how's the Afghan lady? She's still deciding whether she's gonna get the surgery or not.
What's going on? Um, I don't know.
I'm fine.
I'm good.
Candy, Candy, you're not.
You're anxious, you're on edge.
Ray thinks you have PTSD.
You're pregnant, aren't you? They sent you home.
Why didn't you tell us? What am I supposed to say? "Oh, hey, guys, I'm pregnant?" I don't know if I'm ready to be a mom.
I don't even know if I want to keep it.
And I just I just feel so alone.
Candy.
You're not alone.
I'm here for you.
No matter what you decide to do.
Okay? Please don't tell anybody.
Come on.
Of course not.
Okay.
Dr.
Arkin? There's someone here to see you.
Well, well, well.
Look at you.
What's What's this? What's going on? Oh, I wanted to make sure the bad news was true.
Dr.
Arkin, when I told your son you were dying I said I didn't want to see him.
But he wants to talk to you.
Yeah, Dad.
I'd like to thank you for treating Mom like garbage.
For walking out.
Oh, please.
What's going on here? Please.
Get this crybaby out of here! You know who will be at your funeral? A parade! Drop dead yourself.
Daniel, wait! What do you think you're doing? Marcus, can you stop him? Why is Dr.
Arkin's son here? I thought You thought what? Why do you think that man came here of all places? If he wanted to be with his family, don't you think he'd gone elsewhere? I was just trying to help.
Well, you want to help? Then you stay out of this.
You let that man die in peace.
Hey.
Hey.
Did you talk to Candy? Because I think you should send her home.
No.
You know, maybe get an intervention going.
Well, she's fine, so Just to be safe, Christina.
I really think we should sit her down.
I'm about to sit you down if you don't stop, okay? I told you I spoke to her.
She's fine.
Get back to work.
Get.
Salim and Aneesa are ready to have the surgery.
Oh! Thank you, Salim.
That was a great choice.
Uh, Steve, they're ready for the surgery.
He has but one request.
He must be the last person she sees before her surgery and the first person she sees when she wakes up.
Is this a Muslim custom or No.
This is all Salim.
Can you ask him why? When she enters the darkness she must know that she does not walk alone.
Okay.
Her water broke.
Okay, three letter word for salmon eggs.
R- O-E.
Roe.
At least part of your brain's still working.
It's a blessing and a curse.
Is my son still here? I don't know.
This place was really something back in the day.
Wasn't it? It was.
Because of you.
We all broke our asses.
Oh, please.
You wouldn't let anybody help.
Everything had to be done by you and you alone.
You micromanaging little prick.
I did practically live in this place to build it up to what it was.
What you did was impressive.
Now look at it.
The house I built now crumbling down.
I chose I chose work over birthdays.
Other women over wedding anniversaries.
Remember Sharon? On Five West? That was messy.
That boy deserved more.
My wife did, too.
Do you want me to go get Daniel? It was enough to see him in this room.
I think it's time.
It's time to tie the knot, babe.
I was a fool for thinking that guy would ever change.
I shouldn't have gotten involved.
I'm sorry.
What do I do now? Go back in there? Tell him all is forgiven just because he's dying? You know I tried to be a patient one time to get his attention? Second grade.
Fell off my bike on purpose and cut my knee up real bad.
Came to this very building to see him.
He sent me to another doctor because he had to attend to his own patients.
That man chose this rundown place and every patient in there over me and my mother.
Maybe your father doesn't deserve a single thing from you.
That's why, if you decide to go back in there, do it for yourself.
Because in the end, his pain will be over but yours won't be.
Ten centimeters, the baby's effaced.
We need to get her to the OR right now.
Are they ready? Tell her not to push.
She could rupture her spleen.
Ready? Okay, let's go.
Okay, I need someone to get an elevator and clear that area! Alert the OR! Someone tell OB to meet us up there.
Get the elevator! Thank you.
Thank you.
Okay, it's okay.
You're gonna be okay.
Okay, Steve, I'm coming behind you with this cable.
Yeah.
Be careful.
This baby's coming out.
Do we have to do a C-section? With this spleen, a natural birth is too dangerous for her and the baby.
Wait a minute.
Okay, come on.
I got it.
Got it, got it.
I need some help here.
Got it? Got it? Clear the area! We're coming through! Come on.
Come on.
Did OB get here yet? Did OB get here? No? Okay.
We got to get her hooked up.
No, no, no.
You can't come in.
Listen, listen, listen.
He just needs to see his wife before she goes under, okay? I'll get him gowned up and everything.
Will you just do me that solid? Salim.
So, Susie said forget it, it's not that big of a deal, but that means that she's actually really upset.
Sorry, this is stupid.
You don't want to hear this.
Hey.
Look, I want to hear whatever you want to tell me.
I want to tell you everything.
Good and bad.
Well, fire away.
I mean, I'm a great listener.
At least, for the first three or four minutes.
Hey.
I was just kidding.
Seriously, you can talk all night.
Take as much time as you need.
You know what? I don't think I need any more time.
Um What do you mean? I mean I don't want to talk anymore.
Dr.
Arkin? Your son is here.
Bobbie He'd like to say something.
Dad I need to tell you one thing.
Daniel He's gone.
Salim.
He seemed fairly stable last time I saw him.
I thought he would've lasted a few more hours at least.
Gail, his son wanted to say something to him.
What happened in here? Nothing that doesn't happen every day.
Uh, we can step out for a bit.
No.
Please.
It's easier if he and I aren't alone together.
Even now.
You know, I'm pretty sure this is the longest time I've ever been in a room with him without trading insults.
It's like he died out of spite.
This happens almost every day.
We get cases all the time where people won't die past all medical reason because something in them just won't let go.
Your father finally got what he needed the moment you stepped inside this room.
He told me so himself.
Oh! Christina.
Yeah? You good? You okay? Yeah.
I'm gonna keep my baby.
You are gonna make a great mother.
Thank you.
You know, for everything.
Anytime.
Anytime.
Mmm-hmm.
Good? Mmm-hmm.
Where's this kitchen at?