9-1-1: Lone Star (2020) s03e08 Episode Script

In the Unlikely Event of an Emergency

Come on, man.
You know me.
I'm good for it.
Come on, man, I'm good for it! Lady, you sure this is where you wanna be? I'm pretty sure it's not.
Leave me alone.
- Oh, God.
- Leave me alone.
Come on, let's get up.
- Come on.
- Mom? Come on, get up.
How'd you find me? I am your mother.
I will always find you.
- Should you be here? - No! And neither should you.
Let's go home.
- Come on, let's go.
- I can't, Mom.
Yes, you can.
Come on, get up.
- Is Dad with you? - No, I came alone.
Come on, let's go.
No, no, no, it's fine.
It's fine.
TK! TK! TK? TK? TK? Do you have a preference? I guess it doesn't really matter.
At a certain point, black is black.
Okay, I can get three seats at a 9:30 flight, but the 11:00 a.
flight is a little bit cheaper.
The 9:30.
We have to be at the funeral home by 3:00 New York time.
I don't wanna cut it that close.
- Yeah.
- Do you think he'll remember? Jonah watched his mom die.
Do you think he'll remember it? Uh, he's not even a year old, son.
I don't think you can remember things that early.
I did.
I remember the wallpaper in the 86th Street apartment.
Purple flowers.
I remember the elephants on the mobile above my crib.
I remember the songs Mom sang me.
Not Not the words.
I can't I can't really remember the words, but I, I, I know she sang to me.
God, he's gonna be so traumatized.
Dad, if he saw TK he's gonna be okay.
Okay? TK, I promise.
Who's gonna take him to dim sum? You.
No, Enzo doesn't know the place on Spring Street.
It's a hole in the wall.
He's gonna take him somewhere fancy.
Babe, you can take him to your place.
Everything's broken now.
Will he even know how broken it is? He'll never know the time when it wasn't.
He'll never know Mom.
Yes, he will.
He'll know her through you as a big brother.
You'll tell him about Mom.
The songs she sang.
He'll know her through you.
Okay, I need to pack, right? No, no, you don't.
It's all taken care of.
Alright? I have to go to the cleaners.
I'll swing back and pick you guys up, okay? - Yeah, we'll be ready.
- Alright.
I'm so sorry, Carlos.
It's your first time to New York and it's like this.
TK, do not even think about that.
I wish things were different.
Hey, look at me.
There will be other trips.
I'm gonna go grab us some food.
I'm not really hungry.
I know.
I know, but you should eat something.
I'll figure it out.
I love you.
Love you.
I'm just saying, those delivery bikes are dangerous.
Not usually.
Zipping in and out of traffic.
You can't hear 'em coming.
You think she saw that? Well She managed to push the baby out of the way, so, yeah.
It's awful.
I know.
I called my mom as soon as I got home.
I should call mine too.
Hey, should we send flowers or something? No, that's all taken care of.
Grace ordered an arrangement.
It's gonna have everybody's name on it.
It'll be there when they get to the funeral home.
- Just let us know how much we owe you.
- Yeah, I will.
Hey, do you guys think this is happening kinda fast? I mean, it seems quick, right? When my grandma died, there was like a week in between.
It's Jewish law.
Or tradition, actually.
Burial has to happen within 24 hours.
Maybe it is better just to get it over with.
Hey, guys.
Hey, TK.
Shouldn't you, uh, be on a plane right about now? Yeah, I'm not going.
- You're not? - Nope.
Hey, Nance.
I'll bring it up.
That's good.
- Hey.
- Yeah? Son, what are you doing? You should eat.
I'm not really hungry.
Yes, you are.
You just don't know it.
I'm not a damn baby, Mom.
No, you're not.
Because when a baby reaches for something sharp, it doesn't know the danger.
You know the danger and you're still reaching, you're still sticking that sharp thing into you.
You've lost control, TK.
We're getting you help.
I don't need help.
It's It's not like that, alright? I'm-I'm managing.
Is that what you were doing yesterday in that place, managing it? You don't Ask Dad.
Ask him how many shifts I've missed.
Ask all the other guys if I've missed one shift or if I've shown up late or, or dirty 'cause, no, I have not.
Are you addicted to the needle prick yet? Oh, my God.
Mom, why I read about it.
Needle fixation.
The ritual of the pain.
Why are we even talking about this? You gonna eat that? - No, I'm gonna puke.
- Then puke.
But just get it all out because we have a flight to catch.
What? Our plane leaves in two hours.
- What are you talking about? - I'm taking you to rehab.
- Rehab? - There's a place in California that is supposed to be the best.
C Califor Mom, I have work.
No, you don't.
Not for 30 days.
I am I am not doing that, Mom.
Do what you want.
You have six hours to decide.
- No.
- Because we are getting on that plane! No! I have to stay here, Mom.
They need me.
Listen Look at me, I'm-I'm fine.
I'm a firefighter, Mom, alright? I save lives.
That is what I am trying to do.
It should open up in a minute.
It always kinda clogs up here.
Alright, so Carlos is checking us in and we only have one bag to worry about, so we just gotta get through security, we should be fine.
We will be fine getting through security, right? You wanna frisk me first? Do I need to? I was just doing inventory, Dad.
I already told you that.
You can believe me or not.
Why were you even there, TK? You knew you had a flight to catch.
I don't know.
I I just thought it'd be a good idea.
Just wanted the day to be normal, but it's it's not.
No, it's not.
I don't wanna do this, Dad.
- I don't wanna go.
- TK.
It's not even like it's gonna be Mom in that box anyway.
That-that's not where she is right now.
- Son.
- Dad, I swear to God, I'm gonna crawl out of my skin.
No, you're not.
You're gonna get through this.
I don't wanna do it any more than you do.
But it's life, it's what people do.
They go to funerals.
It never seems fair.
It's not just another funeral.
It's Mom's.
You may not have loved her anymore, but I still do.
I loved your mother.
I always did.
Even when things got complicated.
Never thought I'd be rushing to catch a flight to go back and I loved your mother.
Come on.
We can still make it.
- You didn't make it.
- We didn't? You didn't, but you're going to.
Two tickets for the flight leaving in 25 minutes.
It's coach, but should get you there in time.
I thought the last flight was at 11:00.
I was looking for three seats.
This one only had two.
What about you? I'll take the later one.
You guys need to be there.
Thank you, Carlos.
You're saving the day.
You weren't home when I got back.
I went to the firehouse.
I don't even know why.
TK, it's fine.
I was just I was just worried about you.
I hate that I can't make everything okay.
Alright, go.
I'll-I'll see you in New York.
Welcome aboard.
It's right here, honey.
Do you want to sit in the window or the aisle? I don't care.
I feel sick.
Then the aisle.
Everybody's looking at me, Mom.
It's the curse of the Strand men.
I don't think it's for the cheekbones this time.
You should have let me stop on the way.
Get enough just for the flight.
That's the chemicals talking.
No, it's the chemicals screaming.
You remember that? I used to sing that to you when you were a baby.
What is it? It's a prayer for the soul, the neshama.
It's about how much damage we try to inflict on ourselves.
And yet the neshama remains untouched.
Does the Torah say anything about being dope sick? Because I think my neshama bailed back in Queens.
No, sweetheart, it doesn't.
Mom, I'm not gonna make it to California.
- You couldn't find something upstate? - Hm.
Seat belt? Great.
Sir, I'm gonna have to ask you to fasten your seat belt before takeoff.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
- Sh, sh, sh - Do you want the aisle? - I don't care.
No, I'm not making fun.
Remember, the doctor said it's gonna take some time to get your strength back.
You sure you're gonna be alright? My sister said she'd be happy to stop by.
Okay, okay, forget I said it.
I'll call you when we land.
I love you, too.
My husband.
He had a stroke a few months ago.
It's my first time leaving him.
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.
Appreciate that.
They expect him to have a full recovery.
Thank God I was home.
I called 9-1-1.
They had him in surgery in an hour.
Golden hour.
It's a real thing.
Oh, you're in the medical field? We're first responders.
I'm Owen, I'm a firefighter.
This is my son TK, he's a paramedic.
Genevieve, formerly a retired CPA.
Oh, yeah? What are you doing now? Still a CPA, just no longer retired.
Never thought I'd be doing another field audit again, but with my husband's bills, well, life keeps you on your toes, doesn't it? It certainly does.
So what takes you boys to New York? My mom.
Oh, that's lovely.
She's sure gonna be happy to see you.
Our first moved to Atlanta three years ago.
Every time she comes home, it's a joy.
Hey, miss? Hey, stewardess? Can I get a vodka tonic? I'm sorry, but beverage service will be available once we're in the air.
What? Come on, I get them in first class all the time.
Sir, please.
Seriously, though, I need a drink for takeoff.
I'm gonna need you to lower your voice and calm down.
Don't tell me to calm down.
I have anxiety.
Yo! You heard the lady.
Calm down and shut your mouth.
Sir, please stay out of this, we don't need you to escalate things.
I'm sorry.
He's had a little bit of a tough day.
He's not gonna be a problem.
That guy's being a total dick.
Yeah, he is.
But when they come and yank him off the plane, I don't want them yanking you off too.
Speak for yourself.
You always imagine the layovers in Paris.
Not quite so glamorous in Bozeman.
- How's the book? - It's terrible.
Super trashy.
Can't put it down.
Hey, anything to get you through Iowa and Nebraska.
Cap, you have a second? What's going on? The last thing I wanna do is come in here pointing fingers.
Pointing fingers? At whom? TK.
And I'm sick over it, because I know how hard he has worked on his sobriety.
I mean we were at the party when he got his chip.
So the last thing in the world I wanna suggest is that he might have slipped.
Tell me.
I thought it was weird he came in today at all.
You know, with everything going on.
Then he made a beeline to the bus, like he was on a mission.
- And? - I went in there after he left.
He was in the narcotics safe, Cap.
How can you be sure? He left the pouch open.
I know because I just restocked it.
Well, was there anything missing? No.
At least not by my count.
That's good.
That's good.
We'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Right? Totally.
He deserves that.
I'm sure it was nothing.
And we'll do a full inventory of the supply cabinet just to be sure.
I gotta hit the head, Dad.
Sorry about my son earlier.
He's usually a little friendlier.
He's friendly enough.
And he wasn't wrong.
That guy was being a dick.
Oh, total dick.
So I take it, this isn't a happy trip? No, it's not.
My ex-wife, his-his mother passed away, and we're on the way to the funeral.
That's terrible.
I'm so sorry.
- My condolences.
- Thank you.
Was it expected? No, it was certainly not expected.
I don't think it's sunk in for either one of us yet.
Life is relentless, isn't it? It sure the hell is.
You'd think I'd be used to it.
Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign.
Please return to your seats and fasten your seat belts.
Oh, my Lord.
It must be coming from the engine.
It's on fire! Dad! Dad! Dad! Unbuckle the seat belt! Go this way! We gotta plug that up! Folks, please remain calm.
We still have control of the airplane.
We're gonna be depressurizing the cabin and returning to the Austin Airport.
Hey, Genevieve, wake up.
Come on.
- Wake up.
- Where am I? You're still on the plane.
I must have nodded off.
Why aren't we sitting down? Let's keep you steady.
I think you might have a concussion.
Dad, I need you to grab me a blanket and a medkit.
It should be somewhere in the galley.
I feel like I can't breathe.
- Why can't I breathe? - The air's still thin up here.
But we're descending.
You'll be able to breathe soon.
What happened to me? There was an incident on the plane.
You were hurt.
Did I go outside? I feel like I went outside, but that's not right.
Only for a few seconds but you you're gonna be fine.
Hey, hey, hey.
Genevieve? Hey, Genevieve, can you breathe? Yeah.
I'm gonna be okay, though? Your pulse is a fast, but it's strong and your respiration is uh It's it's good.
Um What do you need, son? There's nothing in the kit for this.
So with this tray, we're at 35, 36 vials of morphine.
Good, that matches the count.
Thank God.
Okay, let's go to Ativan next.
Why do I feel like we're doing something shady? Like we're going through TK's dirty laundry? - How many you got there? - All ten.
You're not doing anything shady.
You're a great medic and a great friend.
Well, it feels pretty shady.
- Owen? - Hey, Tommy, we have a problem.
Did you miss your flight? I wish.
We're on the plane, we lost an engine.
Pilot has the airplane under control, but a passenger was injured when the cabin depressurized.
We're gonna need your expertise with this wound.
I've got TK right here.
Hey, Cap.
Hey, buddy.
Uh, tell me what you're dealing with.
We've got a 50-something female with a concussion.
She's close to exsanguinating from a deep laceration to the right axilla.
Oh, I'm fine, honey.
No need for a fuss.
Okay, TK, your-your dad said that your patient was injured when the plane depressurized? Yeah, the window blew and she was partially sucked out of the plane.
And she hit the frame pretty hard.
The window blew? As in the plane window? Yeah.
And I'm trying to stuff the wound with as much gauze as I could find, but it's in an awkward angle and I I can't put enough pressure on it to stop the hemorrhaging.
Alright, TK, I need you to send me a video of the wound so that I know what we're dealing with.
Stand by.
Alright, Genevieve, we're gonna take a video of you, alright? Not my best angle.
- Got it.
- Alright, it's sending.
Hang on.
Alright, you should have it.
Got it.
Cap, that thing is pumpin'.
Hey, TK, the way that blood is moving, I'd say her axillary artery was torn.
Agreed, so what do we do? We need to apply an even amount of pressure to the wound at a slope that matches the curve of her armpit.
Well, you need to get her in a junctional tourniquet.
We don't have those up here, Cap.
Yeah, the medkit is pretty threadbare.
Well, you'll just have to make your own.
I had a motorcycle call once.
The guy had a similar bleed, I used his helmet.
I jammed it up against the wound and I fixed it in place with jumper cables.
I don't think many people brought a helmet with their carry-ons.
I wouldn't expect so, but it's alright.
We're gonna figure this out.
Nancy, uh, get the tablet, start image searching the inside of plane cabins.
Emergency gear, uh, kitchen supplies, anything that we can use.
Guys, we're looking for anything with a smooth curve and hard surface.
Owen, is there an ice bucket on the beverage cart? We need an ice bucket! Yep.
Here! That's not gonna work.
It's plastic.
Uh, what about a coffee pot? Yes.
Ah! It's not in here.
Alright, everybody look under your seats for the coffee pot.
It probably rolled under somewhere.
Oh, here.
Here it is.
I've got it.
Thank you.
Alright, this should work.
Okay, now I need you to press the rounded surface - against the wound.
- Got it.
And tie it into place as tight as you can.
That belt's not gonna be long enough to reach across the chest.
Is there any way to remove some seat belts? Yes! Yes.
Hey, Genevieve, it's gonna be okay.
How do you wanna do this? Hold it in place while I secure it.
Hang tight, Genevieve, hang tight.
Alright, Genevieve, I'm warning you, this is gonna get uncomfortable.
Gonna? Oh, my God.
It worked! Cap, the bleeding stopped.
Genevieve, how's your pain? Your daddy didn't raise no liar.
Genevieve? Genevieve? Hey! Hey, hey! Genevieve? TK, what's happening? Her pulse is getting high.
It's in the 130s and rising.
She's lost too much blood.
Her heart is compensating.
You need to push as much fluid into her as possible.
Tell me that medkit has saline.
It did, but we already used half the liter that we had.
We need saline! Anybody got eye solution? Anybody got saline solution? Anybody? - No takers.
- Cap.
I'm losing her.
- Nancy, any ideas? - To improvise saline? - Yes! - Let me look.
Uh, coconut water.
Soldiers in World War II used that for intravenous fluids.
It does have a high concentration of electrolytes, but it's not gonna work for very long.
Don't worry, we're not gonna be in the air for long.
First class, you gotta have coconut water somewhere.
- Yes.
- Bring me everything you got.
Owen, how did you know about the coconut water? I read.
Alright, give it a squeeze, Dad.
Keep going.
Captain, she's regained consciousness.
I'm glad to hear it.
Way to fight, Genevieve.
Way to fight.
Oh, you gotta get cleaned up before we land.
You're gonna see your mama, right? You don't want her to see you looking like that.
- No, I don't.
- Yeah.
We'll be experiencing some turbulence for the next few minutes.
The captain has requested that all passengers return to their seats.
Please make sure your seat belts are fastened and any items not secured in the overhead bin are stored underneath the seat in front of you.
Thank you.
Sir? Sir? We need you to get back to your seat.
Sir? Where'd you go? Bathroom.
You must have gotten up really quietly.
You know, I might not be able to buckle my own seat belt, but I can still go to the bathroom without my mommy.
What's the gum for? Seriously? I puked, alright? It beats the stomach acid.
What's on your fingers? Oh, that, uh It might be from the soap dispenser.
What's What's up with all the questions, Mom? Just trying to give you an opportunity to tell the truth.
I am telling the truth.
Look at me, TK.
There is no one left to lie to.
I'm not lying, Mom.
Why aren't you shaking anymore? It It It passes, I already told you that.
What were you doing in the bathroom? Did you bring drugs on this plane? No, you did everything short of a body cavity search - before we got on.
- Maybe I should have done that.
Yeah, well, maybe you should mind your own damn business.
You are my business, TK.
You will always be my business.
What do you think's gonna happen in California? Hmm? Think I won't figure out where to score within ten minutes? You can't save me, Mom.
I know.
But I have to try.
I can't bear the thought of going to my own son's funeral.
I can't bear it.
Folks, please be advised we're approaching Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
And we expect to start our descent in a few minutes.
- Dad? - Yes, son? I lied.
I lied about what I was doing in the ambulance when you found me.
TK, we don't have to do this right now.
It was fentanyl.
I had two vials of fentanyl in my hand when you found me.
I was gonna steal it and and get so high that nothing mattered.
And I was ready.
And I would have done it if you didn't find me.
Well, I did find you.
I can't believe I was gonna do that to Mom.
I'm so sorry, Dad.
Everything's gonna be okay.
Folks, we have a breaking story unfolding in the skies over Austin.
We're getting our first look now at Aero Blue flight 391, which we're being told experienced a mid-air explosion in one of its engines.
The engine and wing are now fully engulfed as the plane prepares to return to Austin for an emergency landing.
We should warn our audience, what we're about to see could be disturbing.
At this time we ask that you store all personal items under the seat in front of you as we prepare for touchdown in Los Angeles.
We hope you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for flying Wayfare Airlines.
Whoo! Please do not leave bags unattended.
Unattended bags will be confiscated by airport security.
Please report any suspicious behavior to TSA.
Welcome to Los Angeles International Airport.
You ordered a car? The clinic has a shuttle service.
Thank you for visiting LAX.
We would like to encourage you to dine at one of our many restaurants You're not coming? When you walk through those doors, you need to do it on your own.
You need to do it for yourself.
What are you gonna do? - I'm going home.
- Right now? My plane leaves in about an hour.
Um Well, uh, let's see if this guy knows a good Chinese spot in this town to Maybe dim sum.
You're bargaining, honey.
They recommend you not stop anywhere.
You just go straight to the clinic.
It's 30 days, TK.
That's the commitment.
Um, well Maybe maybe just take me that far, you could check me in.
My sweet boy.
I've traveled with you as far as I can.
The next steps you take are yours.
I don't know if I could do it without you.
You can.
You are stronger than you know.
I'll always be with you.
You okay? Yeah, I think so.
The NTSB has a couple more questions for me.
We're not gonna make the funeral, are we? No.
No, son, we're not.
You think she'll forgive us? I think she'd understand.
I'll go finish up.
I didn't think I was gonna see you again.
I just kept thinking, "I'm the one who put him on the plane.
" It's okay.
It's okay.
- Hey.
- Oh, my God.
- What? - It's not my blood.
It's not me.
It's not my blood.
Okay? I'm okay.
You're okay? I'll be right back.
Be right back.
I don't remember much.
You're gonna have to ask the young man who saved my life.
You mama's gonna be so proud of you.
She already is.
What do you wanna do? Kinda wanna remember Mom.
I mean, like right now.
How's Chinese food sound for you guys? - I'm back! - Alright.
I'll grab plates.
Mm! This is a great idea, Dad.
Is it? I can almost feel the bloating just from inhaling the sodium.
Oh, come on, Dad, it's in honor of Mom.
Do you wanna eat in the dining room? Dining room? Who eats decent Chinese takeout in a dining room? Assuming Texas has decent Chinese takeout.
Smells good.
- How is it? - Hmm Not Spring Street, but it'll do.
It's good.
This is really, really, really good.
Look at us.
How long has it been since we've had a family dinner together? Hmm.
Well, carry the one It's the first of many to come.
I am very, very, very happy that you're here, Mom.
I have a feeling you are gonna love Austin.
You know what? I'm kinda getting that feeling too.
- Give me some of that.
- Alright.
- Ah! - It's tofu, though.
No, I'm not allowed to eat.

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