Army Wives s02e13 Episode Script

Safe Havens

JOAN: Previously on Army Wives Write it up for me.
I gave it to Colonel Connor two days ago.
I have it on my desk.
- Not too soon for this? - The baby's coming in six weeks.
You served in Iraq with Private Dalton Wilkins? We've actually become really close friends.
I'm afraid we lost him yesterday.
- Trevor.
Did you take these? - Shut up! A marriage should change when the people in it change! Well, I haven't changed! I've been thinking about a separation.
Just got my assignment.
- I'm being deployed.
- Iraq? Hi, Tim.
Mommy, there's someone on the porch.
I don't want your flowers.
If you ignore my request, I'm going to the police.
Nice.
Lilies? I thought those were just for Easter.
Don't you remember? Paolo and Maria had lilies waiting for us in our hotel room when we arrived.
You remember what kind of flowers were in a hotel room 20 years ago? (CLAUDIA JOY CHUCKLES) That's scary.
All I remember is trading shots of pisco with Paolo until I couldn't feel my feet, and Maria teaching you how to tango.
It's too bad Maria couldn't come.
She was fun.
Their sixth child.
Can you believe that? Thanks for doing this.
Housing visiting dignitaries is part of my duties.
I can still thank you, can't I? Yes, you can, Michael James Holden.
This has got to go well.
The Pentagon's really putting pressure on to get that lease extension.
Paolo loved you.
And Fort Riva is very valuable to them economically.
Why wouldn't he extend the lease? When we expanded in the '80s, his country was very pro-American.
Now, not so much.
So, we'll double-team him.
We won't let him say no.
Okay, then.
I'll inform the Pentagon it's a done deal.
I'll see you later, hon.
All right.
What about you? How's your secret admirer? It's been pretty quiet.
Maybe, you know, he found somebody else, or maybe he saw the MPs at my house and got scared off.
Whatever makes it go away, I'll take it.
Exactly.
Okay, then.
- I'll see you later.
- All right.
- MAN: Need some help with that? - What? The tire.
If you've got a spare, I'll change it for you.
- No.
I'm fine.
- It's okay to need help.
- I just said I was fine.
- ROXY: Hey! What's your name? Who are you? Are you the guy that's been bothering her? Take it easy, all right? Take it easy.
Did you do this? Did you just flatten my tire? I've got pepper spray.
Hey, look, I just wanted to help.
Okay? I'm going.
I'm going.
Wow.
Sorry! Sorry.
You okay? Yeah.
Except I just totally overreacted.
No, that's survival instinct.
Don't ignore it.
You like that? - CLAUDIA JOY: When does he deploy? - A few days.
I've been through this so often with Frank, I didn't think it would hit me this hard.
Mother and child is a completely different muscle.
There's no stronger bond.
How's Frank handling it? Same as he would if it were any other soldier.
But you know deep down he's worried.
Have you talked about it? That's the problem.
We don't talk.
(SIGHS) So, it's not going well? We were going to tell Jeremy we were separating when this happened.
And now we just pretend everything's okay.
You've given up on the Chaplain? Yeah, we're out of time.
Frank's leave ends a few days after Jeremy deploys.
Are you going to be okay leaving it like this with him? You know, I think I am.
Because Frank can't forgive that kiss, and I can't take it back.
And I don't think I can talk about it anymore.
Michael and I almost separated once.
- When? - When Amanda was two.
We went through a rough patch, but I wouldn't give up.
I spearheaded an all-out assault.
Grabbed Michael as he was coming out of his office, checked into a hotel, and would not let him leave until it was settled one way or the other.
Four days later we emerged exhausted, emotionally spent, and pregnant with Emmalin.
Why, I just can't lock myself in a hotel room with Jeremy about to deploy.
- I want to see him as much as I can.
- Of course.
Stupid idea.
No.
No, it's a good idea.
Just not for us, anymore.
So, the drug problem at the school, is that all taken care of? Seems like it.
You want to talk about it? - About what? - Whatever it is that's made you dry that same glass since I got here.
It's the pain pills that Trevor's been taking.
I think that he's taking too many of them.
Well, Army doctors are pretty strict about that kind of stuff.
They don't over-prescribe.
Is he getting more from somewhere else? I don't know.
He has these moods now, and he never had moods before.
He's angry a lot.
And the other night he threw a glass, which is totally not like him.
I really think that something's wrong.
Here's the name of an addiction specialist at Mercer.
You think he's an addict.
It happens to a lot of wounded soldiers.
But the Army has a lot of programs.
So the best thing is to find out now, rather than later.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- PAOLO: Michael.
- Paolo.
(BOTH CHUCKLE) - Good to see you.
- It's good to see you.
My God, this can't be Claudia Joy.
How are you? The world ages, and you remain the same.
That's what I keep telling her.
Just not as poetic.
- And you're both wonderful liars.
- It's true.
You're as beautiful as the first day we met.
- You, too, Michael.
- Thank you.
Look at you.
A general now.
In my country, that's only possible if you're related to the president.
- Well, that's why I love this country.
- Well, I love my country, too.
Despite its problems.
Some of them created by yours.
Not even two minutes, we're already talking politics? Yes, it's true.
It's poor manners to discuss politics without a drink and a cigar.
Let's do that.
Hey, shouldn't I be sending those? You know, the shower is kind of for me.
Take my earrings off! (LAUGHS) (ROLAND SIGHS) How's Trevor been doing? Well, his heart's not in being a chauffeur, but, you know, that's normal.
But you're happy with his performance? Yeah.
Why? No problems? Well, he was late one morning, but that's not a big deal.
But he does lose focus every once in a while.
While he's driving? No.
Honey, why are you even asking? Roxy mentioned that he might be having a problem.
- What kind of problem? - With his meds.
She thinks he might be taking too many.
That's pretty serious.
Joan, you know how I am.
Somebody confides in me and it doesn't go any further.
But this is different.
Because if he is impaired, he shouldn't be behind the wheel driving my wife around.
And our little girl.
Specialist LeBlanc.
(CLEARS THROAT) Yes, ma'am.
Corporal Sadowski is going to replace you as my driver on a temporary basis.
You can remain at the office as an admin clerk for now.
- Why? - Don't question my orders.
I apologize, ma'am.
Now you get that pain medication under control.
You either take care of the problem on your own, or I will order you into a program myself.
(JAZZ MUSIC PLA YIN G) - The house is, like, right on the lake? - WOMAN: You have to come by.
Excellent.
It sounds beautiful.
- Hi.
- Hello.
- Excuse me.
- WOMAN: Certainly.
I'm so happy you could make it.
- Evening, Claudia Joy.
- It's nice to have you home, Frank.
It's nice to be home.
- Excuse me.
- CLAUDIA JOY: Of course.
- Looks like I just lost my date.
- Hey, Frank.
- Let's hit that dessert table, huh? - Yeah.
I'm right there with you.
DENISE: Is that the guest of honor? Yes.
Paolo.
He's not shy.
Especially around the women.
Do you want to meet him? No, I'm not really in the mood for meeting charming men at the moment.
- Okay.
I'll be back.
- Okay.
ROLAND: You sure you're okay? Honey, the doctor said it's okay.
All right.
Half an hour and that's it.
Home and back to bed.
Roland, what is the difference between sitting here and sitting at home? - There's a difference.
Are you hungry? - Starving.
I'll fix you a plate.
Sweets.
- Hey, Denise.
- Roland.
I'm so sorry about your friend Getti.
- Thank you.
- When I heard about it, I was going to call, but with Frank being home, I You know, you were right.
I should have listened to you.
I didn't want to be right, Denise.
I just wanted to help.
Well, you did.
I walked away.
Just not soon enough to save my marriage.
- I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
- I'm going to grab something to eat.
- Yeah.
Didn't expect to see you here.
Pregnancy restrictions don't apply to social events.
Of course.
I'm glad you felt up to coming out.
Thank you, Evan.
Is there something I can help you with? You relieved Specialist LeBlanc of his duties.
- Not relieved.
Reassigned.
- The reason? (LAUGHS) Do you really care about the duties of one specialist? He put himself in the middle of our disagreement over the post's drug problem.
I thought that may have been the cause.
No.
He didn't put himself in the middle.
I put him there.
Then why the reassign? - That's my business.
- And my business.
If he's no longer competent to be your driver and his wounds haven't healed, the Army may not be the right place for him anymore.
Specialist LeBlanc is a war hero.
He's about to be awarded the Silver Star.
And to top it off, his friend just died in combat.
I strongly recommend that you back off.
I'm sorry I brought it up.
When you're on maternity leave, he becomes my problem, though.
- Hey, buddy.
How's it going? - Dr.
Burton.
Enjoy the rest of your evening together.
Thank you.
(DOOR BANGS) (SIGHS) You've been drinking.
Just a couple of beers with some of Dalton's friends.
Please don't get all crazy about it.
You know you're not supposed to drink on Vicodin.
You want the kids to see you like this? Roxy, I bury one of my best friends tomorrow.
Trevor, I know that you are hurting.
I don't want to keep harping on you all the time, but we can't keep living like this.
Three months ago I'm patrolling enemy territory in Iraq with Dalton.
Now he's dead, and I spend all day filing things, making sure everything's all lined up.
"A," "B," - "C," "D" - What? I'm an admin clerk, babe.
Don't I make you proud? Wait.
How did you become an admin clerk? Hell if I know.
Ask Colonel Burton.
Did you say something to her? No.
I haven't even seen her since the shower.
Well, why else would she think I have a problem with pills? The only person who thinks I have a pill problem is you.
TREVOR: I've got to take a leak.
(SIGHS) So, Paolo, what's going on with the post extension? - Honestly.
- Honestly? It's a difficult thing.
There's a strong nationalistic movement in San Pasquale now.
All things foreign, excuse me, especially American, are meeting a lot of resistance.
But that post makes good strategic sense for both countries.
I don't need convincing of that, Michael.
It's my president.
He worries about his popularity.
I could push hard for the extension, but it will be a huge political risk for me.
It could cost me dearly.
If the post closes, it could cost you more.
It's no secret Maria's family is the main supplier of non-military goods to Fort Riva.
That's true.
But the Army is currently in discussions with another local company, offering more product for less money.
That would not go well with Maria's family.
No, but I have nothing to do with that.
But the Pentagon does.
Now, if that problem goes away, I might be willing to go out on a limb with my president.
Talk him into extending the lease.
PAMELA: Wow, I had no idea.
Well, I didn't think you'd understand, because I didn't understand it, and then Frank got home and he really didn't understand it.
Well, it's kind of a hard thing to explain to a husband.
Well, I'm still debating whether or not to tell Chase - about my first taste of a woman.
- What? (LAUGHS) Wow.
I have really been out of the loop.
- Yeah, me, too.
- Sorry I'm late.
What did I miss? ROXY: I have to get back to work.
Be careful what you say around this one.
What is up with that? I'll talk to her.
Let's go back a second.
The woman.
Who? (DENISE CHUCKLES) You're upset.
You're damn right I'm upset.
You told Joan? It wasn't safe for him to drive, Rox.
You know what I don't get? Is how this confidentiality thing applies to everybody except for me.
- I had to protect my family.
- Yeah? What about my family? Do you understand that Trevor's standing on the edge of a cliff, and you just gave him - a nice little shove right off? - Believe it or not, Rox, your husband is in serious trouble, and I was only trying to help.
Yeah.
Well, I'll have Trevor file that under "not.
" Pamela, you've got to do something.
Get a restraining order.
Denise, you've got to know who you're restraining, first.
I don't know this guy's full name.
I don't even know what he looks like.
You're right.
I'm not thinking clearly.
Besides, a restraining order's not always a good idea with a stalker, anyway.
- Why not? - Because sometimes it pisses them off.
Or it encourages them.
Either way, it's not good.
If this guy's hiding in your bushes I need to flush him out.
How, exactly? Put myself out there as bait.
You're scared.
I get it.
But sometimes a family can't help in this situation.
Most of the time, someone who abuses drugs has to wait until they hit rock bottom before they'll let themselves be helped.
My mom hit rock bottom, and she stayed there for years.
So I really don't need your help getting Trevor there.
Thank you.
- Roxy.
- You know what? You're really not welcome here anymore.
So why don't you just leave? - You don't mean that.
- Yes, I do mean that! Just turn around and get out of here and do not come back! - Have fun.
- Thank you.
I gave him a long list of things to see.
It should keep him busy until we get back from the funeral.
How are the lease negotiations going? Let's just say he's not just negotiating for his country.
I see.
He was a lot more lovable These funerals never get easier, do they? I wouldn't want them to.
Okay.
No more silence, Frank.
We can't keep doing this.
We're going to the funeral of a soldier, and then we're sending our only child to where that soldier was killed.
We should be talking.
Okay? Not about our marriage, but about our son.
And I know that you can't let yourself go there.
But I can't help myself.
I'm afraid.
I'm afraid I may never see him again.
(BAGPIPES PLAYING AMAZIN G GRACE) CHAPLAIN: Saint Francis of Assisi said, "Grant that I may not so much seek "to be consoled as to console, "to be understood as to understand, "to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
"It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, "and it is in dying we are born to eternal life.
" Thank you, Private Dalton Wilkins, for the life you gave for your country.
We return your body to the earth.
We release to God your spirit.
Amen.
(WOMAN SINGING) Though we can't understand Why you've taken the sun And left all your loved ones who've gathered Ready.
Aim.
Fire.
(GUNS FIRE) COMMANDER: Ready.
Aim.
Fire.
Ready.
Aim.
Fire.
Trevor.
Stop.
No.
- Hello.
- Hey.
How'd it go? You were right about that store.
Maria will love this.
Yes.
The hand-woven sweetgrass baskets, they're a local tradition.
A cultural icon from African-American history.
Yes, I know.
The woman in the market wouldn't stop talking about it.
I thought I'd never escape.
So, what are you making? It's a surprise.
You'll have to wait until dinner.
Here, let me show you a little trick.
I was taught by the president's chef.
Just fold your fingers under, like that, and then you chop.
- See? - Perfect.
You chop.
I'll start dessert.
(SIGHS) Sorry.
Too many cooks in the kitchen? No, no, no.
It's perfect.
I could use the help.
MAN ON TV: Triceratops are plant eaters.
They roam the plains in herds grazing on ferns and small trees like palmettos.
(SIGHS) - What do you think you're doing? - Trevor.
These are from an off-post pharmacy.
How'd you get them? - Just give them to me.
- No.
- No.
No! No! No! - ROXY: Yes.
- Stop! - Stop! Damn it, Roxy! (SIGHS) Guys, guess what's for dinner? Ice cream sundaes from Betty's.
Come on, you'll love it.
Go get your shoes.
Come on.
(MAN SINGING) You run, you hide As tears fall from your eyes They fall like snow From a wounded soul You hold inside - You holding up all right? You okay? - I think so.
No fear? Stay strong.
I always do.
Well, I guess this is it.
Well, I don't have to tell you to make me proud, because you already do.
Thank you, sir.
Now we're going to hook up while we're over there, all right? No matter where you are.
Share some meals or something.
Does that sound good to you? Sounds great.
I love you, Son.
I love you too, Dad.
I'll give you a minute with your mother.
I want you back home So come back to the light To the love, you will find It's been here all along (SIGHS) All right.
Now I always sent your dad off with a letter.
But you can't read it until you get over there, okay? I wrote you one, too.
- You did? - Yep.
Why do you still look eight years old? I'm well trained, Mom.
I know what I'm doing.
You get as much as a hangnail, I want you to call me, you understand? I will call you after every blister.
I love you so much.
- I love you more.
- No, that's impossible.
MAN: Let's go soldiers! Load up! - Okay.
- Okay.
- All right, Mom.
Gotta go.
- Okay.
I know.
Mom.
Mom? Yeah.
Mom.
You have to let me go, okay? Okay.
Yeah.
JEREMY: All right.
See you soon.
I promise.
I can't wait.
So come back to the light To the love, you will find It's been here all along So come back to the start And you'll find in your heart That you always belonged To me You know, you have been incredible hosts.
PAOLO: You've made me feel so welcome.
It reminds me why I was so fond of the both of you 20 years ago.
(MICHAEL CHUCKLES) But today I'm afraid I might have embarrassed Claudia Joy.
- It was nothing, Paolo.
- No.
No, it was something.
I was attempting to demonstrate how to chop, and I got too close.
In my country, it's different.
Here, I know it's inappropriate.
- I offended you.
- I was not offended.
It was nothing, really, Michael, and I've completely forgotten about it.
And I forgot the bread.
Excuse me.
I spoke to the Pentagon today.
And? First of all, let me say I'm not comfortable acting as a broker.
But I told them your condition, and they agreed.
So if everything goes well here, everything will remain as it is at Fort Riva.
Excellent.
I'll call my president in the morning.
Convince him he must do this.
We're going to get this done, Michael.
Thank you for helping me through today.
Well, you helped me, too.
We've been friends for a long time.
Can't forget that.
We are considerably more than friends, Denise.
And we can't just magically change that.
I know.
And despite what you might think, I still love you, very much.
And I love you.
So why are we doing this? Because I have to.
Because I can't go back to the way things were.
They haven't been right for a long time.
Before the motorcycle or Getti.
You know, what happened with us would have happened eventually without them.
No.
No, I'm not so sure about that.
Frank.
Please.
Can we just do this without hating each other? For Jeremy.
For us.
I don't hate you.
God, baby, I could never hate you.
Then let's do this as two people that still love each other.
Okay? It's a separation.
It's not an end.
So, how do we do this? Are there rules? - I've had enough rules.
- Well, you call it what you like, but I think it's important that we're clear on what happens when I'm gone.
DENISE: Okay.
FRANK: I mean, do we stay in touch? - I'd like to.
- All right.
Letters, all right? But no Webcam.
It might be hard to take if you cut your hair, start changing how you dress.
- Phone calls? - Emergencies, of course.
Hell, Denise, birthdays, holidays, I don't care.
You call me whenever you want.
So when do we tell Jeremy? Well, I don't think we should.
Not until he gets home safe.
(CLEARS THROAT) Yeah.
You're right.
What about dating? Are you - Do you want to see other people? - No, I'm not planning on it.
You? Not much chance of that in Iraq.
What about our rings? I'm keeping mine on.
Then I will, too.
I need to go walk.
Trevor, if you don't call me back, I'm calling the MPs.
I swear.
(SIGHS) Baby, I'm really worried.
Please just call me.
You boys look tired.
Let's go home.
Where's Daddy? He had some business he had to take care of.
- What kind of business? - Is he mad? No, baby.
He's just tired.
That's all.
He's been working really hard.
You guys ready? Roxy? Just wait here a minute.
ROXY: Roland, what did I tell you? I know what you told me, Roxy.
And you had every right to.
- But I'm here to help.
- Well, I don't want your help.
What's going on? Look, I'm not going to do this with you anymore.
He looked strung out at the funeral.
Yeah.
And now he's God knows where.
Roxy, look, it's hard to get someone to go to rehab.
But the Army has great outpatient facilities for situational dependencies like Trevor's.
Maybe he'd be open to something like that.
Maybe I would listen to you (CELL PHONE RINGS) If you hadn't blabbed everything to Joan, but I don't trust you.
Joan? Hey, can I call you back? What? How much? No.
No, don't wait.
- I'm coming right now.
- ROXY: Roland, what's wrong? (PHONE RINGS) Chase? TIM: No.
It's me.
Oh.
Hi, Tim.
Just checking in.
It's a little late for a phone call, don't you think? I was sitting here and thinking about you.
You know, why don't we stop all of this hide-and-seek stuff and maybe we can meet for coffee or something? You know, talk this out.
I'd like that.
Face to face.
Okay.
That sounds good.
- When? - Tomorrow morning, 10:00? I'll be at Riverfront Park.
Riverfront Park.
Okay.
I'll see you then.
Bye.
ROLAND: Joan? Roland.
There was a horrible pain.
Everything's going to be just fine.
You're going to be at the hospital in a couple of minutes.
You just relax.
Okay? Everything's going to be just fine.
There you go.
Is Daddy home? Not yet, baby.
Well, did he go back to the war? No.
Did he leave like our other daddies? No.
He'll be home.
- When? - ROXY: Soon.
Will he still be cranky? You know, this bed looks really comfy.
Can I sleep in it with you tonight? ROXY: Yeah? Yeah.
Okay.
Thank you.
(ROXY SIGHS) - T.
J.
, you want to come, too? - It's too crowded.
(ROXY CHUCKLES) Come on.
ROXY: There you go.
WOMAN ON PA: Wheelchair to Admissions, main lobby.
Wheelchair to Admissions, main lobby.
How is she? Your wife suffered a hemorrhage behind the placenta abruptio.
We delivered the baby via C-Section.
Your daughter is premature, but fine.
- What about my wife? - We are having trouble getting the bleeding under control.
How much blood? I'll come back and tell you when I know more.
(PHONE RINGING) Trevor? Where are you? I'm sorry, baby.
I am so sorry.
Baby, it's okay.
Just tell me where you are.
I'm coming home, okay? Where are you? Tell me where you are.
I love you.
Trevor? (PHONE CLICKS) (SIGHS) (PHONE RINGS) Trevor? PAMELA: No, Pamela.
You've got to get over to the hospital.
I'm on my way there now.
It's Joan and the baby.
Okay.
I need to borrow Chase's car.
Yeah.
You know where the keys are.
All right.
I'll be there as soon as I can.
Bye.
I'm so sorry I wasn't here sooner.
- How are Joan and the baby? - The baby's okay.
She's five pounds twelve ounces, but she's strong and healthy.
And Joan is still in ICU.
She lost a lot of blood, but she's a strong woman.
She'll be just fine.
I appreciate you all being here.
I do.
But we could be here for a while.
- So if anything changes - No, no, no.
You should not be by yourself.
One of us will stay with you.
We can take shifts.
I'll take the first one.
Thank you.
I'm so blessed to have you all in my life.
I have to go right now, but I'll be back as soon as I can, okay? Yeah.
I'm going to get to work.
I'm really sorry I wasn't here sooner.
(CAR DOOR SHUTS) It's been over an hour.
He isn't going to show.
I know.
I'm sorry.
Let us know if he contacts you again.
Mike.
(DOOR OPENS) How's Colonel Burton? - Not out of the woods yet.
- Roland? He's hanging in there.
You told them if there was anything I could do, right? Yeah, he knows.
Why are your bags packed? Thought I'd go stay at the officers' quarters.
Okay.
Well, you know, you don't have to do that.
Look, Denise, if we're separated, we're separated.
I can't be here and not be the way that I've always been around you.
That's just too damn difficult.
So I'd rather go wait out my last couple nights somewhere else.
Well, I want to see you before you go.
Bye, Denise.
WOMAN: Okay, I'm just going to sit down over here.
Hey! Katie, Lucas, come on! Let's go.
Come on.
Hurry up.
- Hey.
- PAMELA: Hey.
Did you guys have fun? Yeah, but can we stay a little bit longer, Mommy? - I want to go with you.
- Mom, please? - Yeah, you can stay for a little bit.
- LUCAS: Yes! Hey, Lucas is going to stay with you for a bit, and I'm taking Katie, all right? - That's fine.
- All right.
Come on.
Here, Mommy.
Wow.
For me? Uh-huh.
- Where did you get it? - A man gave it to me.
He told me to give it to you.
Lucas! Lucas, get over here now! Now! Hurry up! Grab your backpack.
Come on.
Hey.
Take my hand.
Take my hand right now.
Come on.
(DOOR OPENS) (DOOR SHUTS) - Where's Michael? - He's at his office.
Of course.
Well, I can't wait to tell him the good news.
Really? We could use some.
The president approved the lease extension.
That's wonderful.
Michael will be so pleased.
- So, this calls for a toast.
- No, no, no.
It's way too early for me.
- Let's wait until Michael gets home.
- No, no, no, no.
Just one.
It's just a toast.
You'll see.
You look like you can use it.
(PAOLO CHUCKLES) Colonel Burton was rushed to the hospital last night.
- You met her at the reception.
- She had the baby? The baby's fine.
But Joan's in some trouble.
I'm sorry.
You must be so worried.
No, I'm okay.
I just need a minute.
It's okay.
No, really, I'm okay, Paolo.
Paolo, stop it.
- No, come on.
- Paolo, stop it.
- You're Michael's friend.
- Don't say that.
Don't say that.
- Knock it off! - I've seen the way you look at me.
What are you doing? Stop it! (PAOLO EXCLAIMS) Yeah! Fight me.
I like that.
(CLAUDIA JOY GRUNTING) Stop it, Paolo.
Paolo! (CLAUDIA JOY SCREAMS) Stop it!