9-1-1 (2018) s05e14 Episode Script

Dumb Luck

1 Are you ready for this? New city, new job.
I didn't have much of a choice.
The board was desperate to find someone to fill the position.
You know what they say.
With high risk comes high reward.
And I've always wanted a view like this.
It's really something.
Oh, yeah, the view is nice, too.
Eric, people can see us.
Let's give them a show, then, huh? Now, what were you saying about high risk, high reward? Woman fell off the balcony from the penthouse floor.
Luckily, she got caught - on that sign on the way down.
- She's over here.
We don't have a lot of time, so let's hustle up.
Tactical gear all around.
Let's go.
Cap, floor's too high for the ladder.
Yeah, and it's way too high for an airbag.
What's the plan? I'm gonna send you down from the roof.
Lucy, Chimney, I want you on the floor below.
Kick out that window so we can bring her through there.
Hen, find the manager; we need access to the adjacent floors.
Robby, you're with me.
I want this whole area clear.
Nobody stands underneath her.
Just entered the unit, Cap.
About to anchor off and remove the window.
- Thank God.
I don't think the sign can hold much longer.
I think we can get to her if we just How about we stay away from the edge - of that balcony, sir.
- No.
That's my wife.
I'm not leaving her.
Oh, God, help me! When the day comes ♪ Bailey, we're gonna get our team harnessed up and we're gonna come down to you.
- You're doing great.
- Please hurry! I'm about to drown ♪ Just hold on ♪ I'm comin' ♪ Hold on ♪ I just finished securing the lines, Cap.
I'm harnessed up.
Coming down now.
Copy that.
Fast as you can, Buck.
If you get cold, yeah, I will be your cover ♪ Cap, we have a problem.
I can feel it starting to move.
I think it's starting to come off! We got to move now.
That sign is not secure.
All right, 30 seconds.
Buck's coming down.
- Chimney, how's that window? - In progress.
I'm coming ♪ It needs to happen now.
Got to move fast.
She's about to drop.
Hold on ♪ Help! - Almost there.
- Help.
- Okay.
Oh, thank God.
- Need you not to move.
I'm gonna put this harness around you, get you down, okay? Please hurry.
Hold on ♪ Whoa! - Chimney?! - Geez! Don't you worry ♪ I'm comin' ♪ Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Thank you! Oh.
I don't know how you guys just did that.
Dumb luck.
And breakfast is served.
Thank you.
May I offer you a glass of water or orange juice? Orange juice, please.
Well, right away, sir.
Brings the dawn in ♪ It's just a restless feeling ♪ Hmm.
By my side ♪ How was it? Early dawning ♪ It could use more marshmallows.
Couldn't we all, bud? Couldn't we all.
It's just the wasted years ♪ - Dad? - What? - You got a little - Hmm? Watch out, the world's behind you ♪ What about now? You need a napkin.
It's nothing at all ♪ What's wrong with your leg? I think I'm dying.
You're always dying.
Coffee? What time is it, and where's Christopher? Buck already took him to school, figured you could use the sleep.
Hey, hey, hey, it's all right.
We got it handled.
After my family died, I had nightmares for a long time.
They say it's your mind's way of working through a traumatic experience.
Kind of wish my mind would take a break for a minute.
It won't.
Buck told me about your friends.
I'm very sorry.
Can't believe they're all gone.
And I'm still here.
I'm not sure why.
That is a question you will never be able to answer.
You can chalk it up to the grand plan of some higher power or just dumb luck.
But either way, the result is the same: you are still here.
I'm not sure what to do with that.
You find a way to heal.
Guess this is it, huh? You, uh, going back to bouncing between houses? No, Cap your cap found me a spot at another house.
- I'm glad.
- Yeah.
Me, too.
You must be ready for your world to get back to normal.
You have no idea.
Take care of yourself.
No, no, no, we're way past that.
Look, I gave him a month, a whole month to pick up his crap, so now I'm donating it.
One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? And by "trash," I mean my ex.
Look, I just got here.
Let me call you back.
It's a gettin' faster, everyone said ♪ Go ahead and ask her ♪ My way ♪ Hey, hey-hey ♪ Every day seems a little longer ♪ Every way, love's a little stronger ♪ Come what may, do you ever long for ♪ Oh, no.
Oh, no.
Every day, it's a gettin' closer ♪ Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
No! Love like yours ♪ Will surely come my way ♪ Hey, hey-hey ♪ Love like yours will surely come my way ♪ Hey, hey-hey ♪ Surely come my way.
♪ Oh.
Help! Help! Help! Please! Ah! Help! Help! Help! We're gonna take you to the emergency room.
Once the swelling goes down, they'll be able to remove it.
You drop him at the hospital, I'm gonna ride in the engine.
Hen, you ready to go? Yeah, Cap.
I'm coming.
Hello? Anybody there? Help.
Where are you? I'm in here! Help me? Cap! Everything all right? You got to take a look at this.
It's not what I was expecting.
It never is.
Sir, you just hang tight.
We're gonna get you out of there in a minute.
Bolt cutters.
Dispatch, this is Captain Nash, 118.
I'm gonna need an additional ambulance at Pickwick Bowling, Lincoln and Main.
Young male, possible heatstroke.
Wonder how long he's been in there.
Real question is, how'd he get in there? What's that smell? Hmm.
When you got to go, you got to go.
Every day ♪ Uh, where am I? You're in a charity donation box.
All right, let's get you out of there.
You feel like you can move? Give me your hand.
- Easy.
Take it easy.
- Nice and easy.
- Let's have a seat right here.
- All right.
- Get some air.
- He's burning up.
Get me some water, ice packs.
How long were you in there? Time doesn't really exist in there.
Hey, hey-hey ♪ How did you find me? Did someone hear the car alarm and call? What car? Every day, it's a gettin' closer ♪ Oh, this really isn't my lucky day.
Love like yours will surely come my way.
♪ New hobby? I found it in my locker.
"Congrats on a great catch!" Wow.
Sounds like you're finally in with the clique.
They're even giving you gifts now.
Am I in with them? Or are they just mocking me? I'm not sure those are mutually exclusive at the 118.
What are you so down about? You saved a woman with your bare hands.
- You're all over the news.
- I know, and I am seriously considering changing my phone number if the reporters don't stop calling me.
And, uh, why are we upset about this? All the best heroes get interviewed.
Sometimes, they even make movies about them.
- Don't even joke about that.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
- Sure.
Well, I'm confused.
I have this vivid recollection of you doing shots every time you saw yourself on the news after that freeway thing? I got really drunk that night.
You absolutely did, but my point is, it seemed like you were kind of relishing the coverage of your heroics.
I jumped onto a moving truck to save a family.
This time, I just put out my hands, and she fell into them.
You know, anyone who was standing there would have done the same.
I am not special.
Not in this house.
Any one of us could have caught her.
I'm kind of wishing Hen had.
I think she'd be enjoying the limelight more.
How is she, by the way? Does she miss me terribly? She still calls you "Monday.
" I knew I was in trouble ♪ So, Lucy just caught her midair? She opened her arms, a woman fell into them.
- Wow.
- Unreal.
I've told you this at least 12 times.
Why do you believe Bobby - and not me? - Uh, I'm still not sure I believe any of you.
I just can't quite - calculate the physics of that.
- I used to think that I'd seen everything, but I don't say that anymore.
And certainly not after I look at these cards.
I fold.
Who's ready for an Irish coffee? - Oh.
- That leaves you two.
- Time to show your cards.
- Diamonds all around.
- Ah.
- Ugh.
That's too bad.
- Mm.
- Because I got a full house! - Oh! - Full house.
I didn't even think you had a pair.
When did you learn to bluff like that? What do you think your mother and I do on the nights you're working? Okay, who wants - to play another hand? - No, thank you.
My wife is over here training in the off-season.
Thank you.
Read the sign! Move over! Hey! Hey, I'm riding here! I'm riding! Ugh! You're not the only one on the road! Read the sign, buddy! Hey, double yellow, pal! Double yellow! Read the sign! Read the sign! Help should be there, ma'am.
Are you there? Are you there? This is 727-L-30.
I'm here.
- Copy that.
Units en route.
- Ma'am, can you hear me? Find that truck.
Sign flew at me.
All right, try not to talk.
Save your breath.
Help is here.
It's here.
Buck, Lucy, I want a backboard and a gurney.
Hen, Chim, you call out whatever you need, and I will radio the hospital.
- Electrodes on.
- Severely hypotensive and tachycardic.
BP is 67/32.
Ma'am, what's your name? Jules Patterson.
Okay, Jules Patterson, I'm gonna get you some fluids, and get you something for the pain, okay? Now I want you to breathe and try to stay with me, okay? Why were they carrying signs? Okay, Jules, your pulse and this entry wound are telling me it has not damaged your heart.
You're very lucky.
Don't feel lucky.
It's deep enough to have hit her aorta.
We can't travel her with this.
Edge is too sharp.
It'll do more damage on the drive.
Aorta is nicked and we pull it out I'd bleed out on the street, drivers win.
- Backboard's here.
- Jules, we got you.
Buck, get a C-collar on her.
Okay, we pull the sign, pack the wound, rig a makeshift junctional tourniquet, keep the pressure on.
I got a better way.
Lucy, grab the REBOA kit out of that bag and open it up for me, please.
We got REBOA kits now? - You know how to use 'em? - You sound shocked.
That's what happens when you disappear for six months.
Your colleagues get trained in all kinds of stuff.
Let's do it.
Okay, Jules, I'm gonna pull the sign out of you while my brilliant colleague completely upstages me by threading a tiny balloon in your femoral artery.
We're gonna blow it up and create what we call an "occlusion.
" It's gonna stabilize your blood pressure.
Oh, and keep you alive.
Sounds dangerous.
Well, danger is her middle name.
-We're losing her.
Got to go! Got to go! -Okay, Jules, I need you to take a breath and remain calm.
Now comes the hard part.
Buck, Lucy, on three.
One, two.
Starting at two CCs.
Now eight.
Pressure's stabilizing.
Am I alive? Where's that nice sergeant? - Got to get that truck.
- Backboard's ready.
All right, let's transport her.
Chimney, - call ahead and alert the ER.
- On it.
She said that sign flew off the back of a truck.
Could have been a city truck, but without a plate, it'll be tricky to find.
Yeah, well, truck's not the only thing with a plate.
Las Flores and Ridgeline? That's not far from here.
We already called it in.
Public Works said they didn't remove the sign.
They're gonna send someone out to put up a replacement.
Looks like whoever took it cut it right off the pole.
Probably some kind of prank.
Who steals a stop sign? Idiots.
That's who.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm just a little tired tonight.
You seem sad.
You know I've been talking to Frank, right? The way you talk to Dr.
I thought you'd feel better after talking to him.
Sometimes it's hard.
Frank asks a lot of questions.
And you know, talking about things that are scary or sad can be exhausting.
I guess.
But it's still a good thing to do, so I'm gonna keep talking to Frank, and eventually I will feel better.
The things that make you sad, am I one of them? Never.
I know.
Good evening, Ms.
- Good to see you.
- Thank you for seeing us so late.
How are you doing, young lady? You know what, she's really tired today.
She didn't eat much, and then I noticed - she was running a fever.
- Any bowel movements? One this morning, but not since.
- Shh.
It's okay.
- Definitely a fever.
- Okay.
It's okay.
- Let's check the belly, okay? Sweetheart, it's all right.
He just wants to make sure you're okay.
We need to get her into the emergency room right now.
What? - Uh, I'm looking for Han.
First name - Howie.
Hey, what happened? The doctor thinks it's intussusception.
They're running tests now to confirm, see if her intestines are blocked, - and if so, how serious it is.
- Okay.
Okay, any theories on an underlying cause? Viral infection.
She's too young for appendicitis.
Okay, uh, could be autoimmune, Celiac, Crohn's.
A tumor.
I mean, it's a possibility, right? "None of the above" is also one of the possibilities, okay? Sometimes kids just get intussusception.
No one knows why.
Might be a family history.
Yeah, leukemia.
That's in my family history.
Oh, my God! Any word from Chimney or your sister? Uh, no.
Still just waiting on updates.
Hey, uh, awesome catch.
But and I say this with some experience here Maybe don't let it go to your head.
It's not.
She should have died.
Nine times out of ten, I don't catch her.
Or I don't see her in time, I don't move fast enough.
Or I grab her and she slips through, and she takes me with her.
Wait, you're obsessing over things that didn't happen? I'm trying to figure out how I should have saved her in a way that doesn't involve luck.
So I'm ready for next time.
My first year here, there was this guy hanging from a roller coaster.
I didn't get to him in time, and he fell.
Yeah, I remember that.
I spent a lot of time running that one back in my mind, you know.
What if I had got to him faster? What if the truck had been at a better angle? What if he had just grabbed my damn hand? You have any epiphanies? That it didn't matter what brilliant hypothetical scenario I could come up with.
He was still gonna be dead.
That lady she didn't die, 'cause you caught her.
So accept it was a lucky break and move on? Look, your luck could change tomorrow, so we take the wins when we can get 'em.
Attention, Station 118 Anyway, luck or not, that was still a great save.
- Stop what you're doing.
- I'm not doing anything.
Just waiting.
Shouldn't we know something by now? - I'm gonna go ask someone.
- Maddie, this isn't your fault.
We don't know what it is.
Whatever it is, it's not your fault.
Even if it turns out to be the same, exact rare form of leukemia that your brother had, it wouldn't be your fault.
I just keep thinking is it reckless or selfish to have a baby with that family history? Well, your parents had three kids.
Two of 'em grew up to be perfectly healthy.
One didn't, but that was 30 years ago, and the field of medicine has come a long way since then.
Hell, there wasn't even a bone marrow database back then.
I can't be the reason that she's in danger again.
You're not.
You never were.
Last time it was an accident.
This time we don't even know what it is yet.
I slammed a car door on her hand.
We were somewhere around Toledo, and we had stopped for the night, and I had unbuckled her from her car seat, but I realized she needed a warmer jacket, so I was gonna go to the back to grab one for her.
I didn't realize she climbed out of her car seat, and I shut the door, and her hand was there.
Oh, my God.
And she screamed bloody murder, and I thought that I had maimed her for life.
But I didn't.
How long did you beat yourself up for that? I'll let you know when I stop.
By the time I saw the RPG coming, it was too late.
We got hit, and we went down.
You said Mills was the first one to see it.
Did you both have the same vantage point at the time? Uh, no.
She was in the front.
I was sitting behind her.
Did you have a clearer view out the window than Mills did? Not really.
I kind of had my hands full working on Greggs.
Okay, let me see if I understand.
Mills had a better view of the ground down below, and you couldn't really look out the window because you were trying to save an injured man's life.
Not that it mattered.
He died anyway.
You regret trying to save him? What? No.
I only ask because when you talk about the chopper being shot down, you imply that you could have done something to stop it.
From what you've told me, the only way that's possible is if you let Greggs die.
Was that ever an option? My job was trying to save him.
I was doing my job.
So your job wasn't to look for hostiles on the ground? No.
Then why is it your fault that you didn't see them sooner? - Hey.
- Hey.
How'd it go? Usual.
Crack myself open for 50 minutes, walk out feeling like I was hit by a bus.
I think that means it's working.
I'm supposed to feel better at some point, right? Where's Chris? He's in his room, finishing homework.
Chris drew this? That one's mine.
I misunderstood the assignment.
Hey, you ever think that maybe it's not worth it? Not the therapy, the What we do for a living that makes us need therapy.
What I put myself through, what I put my kid through.
The greater good and all.
Maybe that's not a thing.
Maybe it's just random.
If that's the case, then what's the point of it all? In case you missed it, stunning footage from the scene of an incredible rescue as a woman falling from a sign No matter how many times I see it, it still doesn't seem real.
Oh, tell me about it.
I was standing right next to her, and I'm still not sure how she did it.
It's enough to make you believe in actual miracles.
- Buckley-Han? - Yeah, that's us.
I've got good news and great news.
Well, we like how you're starting.
It was intussusception, which we confirmed with a lower GI series that very helpfully put her intestine back where it belonged.
It happens sometimes.
But that means we don't have to repair it surgically.
Uh, what about the underlying cause? Anything to worry about there? Clean bill of health.
Okay, so when can we see her? They'll be bringing her up soon.
Just want to keep an eye on her for a few hours, see if there's any adverse reaction to the barium.
Then you can take her home.
Thanks so much.
Well, Mom should get a thank-you, too.
If we hadn't caught this so early, we might not be so lucky.
It was a good call bringing her in.
Man, we'd be done by now if we hadn't lost that stop sign.
Lost? Try sabotaged.
Nick and Colton probably chickened out and stole our stolen sign from the truck.
Whatever, man.
They're gonna need more than just one stop sign to win that scavenger hunt.
It's the police.
Hurry up! They just never get enough of this foolishness.
Come on.
Let's go, let's go! Dispatch, this is 727-L-30.
We got a two Oh, no, no, no! Oh, my God.
I didn't see a stop sign.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
Oh, my God.
What can I do? Go to my patrol car.
Grab my medical kit.
It's in a blue tackle box.
Hurry! Dispatch, this is 727-L-30.
I need an RA unit to Dover and Legion Lane.
I have a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
You! You, get over here! Is he Is he gonna die? I need you to get over yourself and help me.
Take off that jacket and press down on that leg hard.
You want him to live, do it now! There you go.
Press hard.
Press hard.
That's it.
That's it.
- What's his name? - Tr-Trevor.
Why'd you run? - You would have arrested us.
- It was a misdemeanor.
You're gonna die over a misdemeanor? - What do we do? - All right, we're gonna push him on his side, he's choking.
We're gonna push on three.
Keep his head, neck and back aligned.
- On three.
- Okay.
One, two, three.
Keep him steady.
Trevor, can you hear me? Come on, come on, come on.
Trevor! No.
No, no, no, no.
I'm not gonna leave.
Athena, we're here.
We got it.
We're here.
C-collar flying in.
- Let's get a tourniquet.
- We got you.
We got you.
Try not to move.
Keep him steady.
Athena? Athena.
You doing all right? - Fine.
- Your hands are shaking.
It's just adrenaline.
Are you sure? He's a kid.
A dumb, stupid kid.
We've got a rhythm.
Let's move.
- How's he looking? - Substantial blood loss and probably some internal bleeding, judging from the bruise on his abdomen.
- Definitely gonna need surgery.
- I'll call into the ER now.
- Are you good? - Yeah.
All right.
Is he okay? What's wrong with you? We were just collecting stop signs for the scavenger hunt.
- We were just having fun.
- Fun?! Your stolen signs injured a cyclist.
Nearly punctured her artery.
She barely made it to the hospital.
- Now your friend may die.
- I'm so sorry.
- We were just being - Reckless.
You think because you're young that you're invincible? You're not.
Is he gonna be okay? It's out of our hands.
What do we got? 17-year-old male struck by a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed.
Got massive blood loss from a leg wound and some bruising on his abdomen, consistent with internal bleeding.
Prep the OR for an exploratory laparotomy.
Also give Ortho a heads-up.
We're gonna need to try and save that leg after we save his life.
I know you.
Both of you.
Good to see you on your feet this time.
Thanks again.
She's the trauma surgeon.
Talk about your dumb luck.
Any news on the boy from the accident? I have a feeling that Athena's gonna want to know.
He's doing really well.
Apparently he had a really great surgeon.
Oh, would you stop.
- What? - The surgeon.
She was that woman that fell off the balcony.
Wow, what are the chances of that? That's like a two-for-one special.
It's a pretty busy hospital.
Who knows how many people Lucy actually saved in the long run? So, do you feel any differently about catching her now? Doctor or not, that woman got to live.
You know, it's weird.
I never really thought about it before, but now, I wonder how many other people we've inadvertently saved by saving someone else.
- Hey.
- You're up early.
Oh, are you preparing for another battle royale poker night against the Wilsons? No, just good old solitaire.
I used to play this after work back in my rookie days.
Helped keep my mind off things I couldn't shake off from the job.
How's that working for you now? I've been playing all night.
Couldn't sleep.
Have you heard about that boy from the accident? I wasn't sure I wanted to.
You know Harry has those same shoes.
When you arrived on the scene, I saw one of them in the middle of the street because that boy had been knocked out of it when the car hit him.
And all I could think was, "Harry has those shoes.
" His are probably two sizes smaller, but not for long.
- Harry's a good kid.
- Yeah, well, - even good kids do dumb things.
- They do.
That boy is gonna be okay.
He's made it out of surgery.
Feel like you can sleep now, or do you want me to make a pot of coffee and you can deal me in? No.
I am done with games of chance.
Hey, good morning.
How was your shift? Uh, yeah, you know, pretty good.
- Yeah? - What are you working on? Lucy Donato.
- Uh, what? - I've been trying to get an interview with this woman for days, but she won't return my calls.
I was starting to take it personally, but apparently she's not returning anyone's calls.
Uh, you mean she's not taking reporters' calls, right? Exactly.
So I was thinking maybe you could talk to her and put in a good word for me.
- No.
Absolutely not.
- Oh Never gonna happen, but-but-but, hey, hey, I will give you an exclusive and pretty heartwarming surprise ending to the story that no one else knows.
Oh, I'm intrigued.
What's the catch? I need you to help me find someone.
Hey, so, uh, so what do you think? They're really tall.
If you don't want to do this or it gets too scary, we can leave.
When do I get to ride one? Okay, maybe not that scary.
First, I am gonna introduce you to all the horses, and then I'm gonna show you how to groom them and feed them, and then you're gonna walk around on a lead.
That sounds like work.
Yeah, it's work.
But it's how the horses learn to trust you, and you learn to trust the horses.
Can I show him around the place? Sure.
- I'll be here if you need me, okay? - Okay.
- All right.
- Ready? Let's go meet some horses.
- Have fun.
- Okay, Dad.
Equine therapy? I was doing some research with Taylor, and I found this place.
What kind of research? Well, you were saying the other day how random everything seems.
Like, is there, is there a point to anything? I remember.
So before you joined the 118, right, we had this rule.
Don't go past the glass doors.
We bring someone to the ER, we hand them over, and that's it our job is done.
Never heard that one.
I'm not sure who the first one to break the rule was.
- Probably me.
- Yeah.
Our job was always just to save the person in front of us.
Whatever happens next, well, we we aren't supposed to know.
I can see the wisdom in that philosophy.
It got me thinking about the day you got shot.
Well, with everything that happened, I almost forgot, that wasn't even our call.
- We were only there because of - Charlie.
It made me wonder if you ever wished we hadn't saved him.
- What? - Come on.
The kid is being poisoned by his mom.
Probably gonna be messed up for life.
He almost died.
You don't regret going there? - No.
- But if it's all just random It was still the right thing to do.
I think so, too.
That's Charlie.
He lives with his aunt and uncle now.
They seem like really good people.
They've been bringing him here for the past few months.
He looks happy.
'Cause he got the help he needed.
And that started with you.
Whatever happens to him next, you gave him that second chance.
Maybe that's the point.
Maybe it is.

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