Army Wives s02e16 Episode Script


ROXY: Previously on Army Wives I'm writing to Logan.
Do I know Logan? He's my Army pen pal.
I met Jennifer Connor.
- ROXY: Do you like her? - Too soon to tell.
Connor is doing a glamour project.
- She's what? - Okay, now can we not like her? Vivian.
Welcome back.
Let me see the baby.
Mother, Joan is working it out.
Joan is ready to admit defeat.
It's tradition.
Time tested.
A father earning a living, a mother raising the children.
I do earn a living.
But what about your fancy education? I mean, what happened to all your ambition? I am driving to California.
I feel ashamed.
Ashamed for not being with my unit, ashamed for getting hooked on the pills When men put their lives on the line, what goes on at home needs to be very simple.
It's what you agreed to give him so that he could stay focused and do his job.
Well, what about what he agreed to give me? - Hi, sweetheart.
- Hi, Mom.
How was school? Earth shattering.
No dinner for me.
I'm meeting some friends at Betty's.
What? Wait, wait.
- What? - You have a letter.
Third one this week.
Some pen pal.
He likes to write.
- Oh, my God.
- What? Is he okay? Logan got his orders.
He's coming home.
When? He says a few days.
I mean, it could've taken that long for the letter to get here from Iraq.
He could be here now.
Finally, I get to meet him.
- He's gonna want to meet me, right? - Of course he will, sweetheart.
In the Gulf War, your dad's pen pal was a class of fifth graders.
He went to thank them as soon as he got back.
Oh, my God, Mom.
Why do you say things like that? What? Okay, everybody, family meeting.
Let's go.
Family meeting.
Let's go.
Move it.
Come on, Mama.
Where are you? Let's go.
You, too.
- Are we in trouble? - No, not you, honey.
Me? What did I do? Did you think you could just grow up and we wouldn't notice this? Turning eight on Saturday? Well, there's only one solution to this very serious problem.
- A party.
- Really? Anything you want.
- Laser tag? - Okay.
But you, you, sir, are the team leader.
- And I take orders from nobody else.
- Except me.
That's right, except for her.
- Can I have a chocolate cake? - Absolutely.
- PAMELA: I'll order it today.
- Yes! I have to invite people! Roland has always pushed himself to be the best, so when you two had that trouble, it scared him.
Failure's not something he knows.
- It sort of put him out of whack.
- He's not out of whack.
His dream was to be a doctor, and now he's teaching high school.
Feels like he lost his way a little.
Sometimes people run so hard towards something, they pass by what they really want.
I know.
I've done it myself.
- Thank God he didn't run past you.
- Well, he tried, but I tripped him.
(BOTH CHUCKLING) - Well, here's the scoundrel now.
- Good afternoon, ladies.
Thank you.
Hello, baby girl.
How you doing? You knitting, Colonel? Yeah, Mom taught me.
This is either going to be a sweater or a very tiny blanket.
It's gonna be hard to leave my little Miss Sara Elizabeth.
There's no rush.
You still have time.
A couple of days.
I've got to get back to work.
When do you go back to work? Well, she's got a couple weeks left of maternity leave.
- And then what? - Then we'll hire somebody, a nanny.
- Do you have somebody? - Not yet.
Well, what are you waiting for? Do you think the good ones fall out of trees? I mean, you need to get to know them.
They are going to spend just as much time with your child as you are.
Renee? Renee, what are you still doing here? I wanted to be here when he woke up.
Is he all right? Yeah, his vitals are good.
Do you know when they're gonna take him out of the coma? - I can't wait to talk to him.
- Soon as the brain swelling goes down.
You know, they said he might never be able to see again.
Well, they always prepare you for the worst, but there's still a good chance that he'll have partial sight in his right eye.
Partial still means he'll be sort of blind, though, right? What's the Army gonna do with a gunner that can't see? Well, don't worry about that now.
Ryan's the kind of guy who always used to take care of everybody.
Guess I have to take care of him now.
The Army will help with his rehab.
You know, you look exhausted.
Go to your motel.
Get some sleep.
I couldn't sleep at my motel.
Not alone, at least.
I'd just lay there and worry about him.
- Can I stay here? - The hospital has rules.
I'm sorry.
You know what? I have a spare bedroom.
- It's yours if you want it.
- I couldn't put you out.
No, really, I would actually enjoy the company.
He'll be here when you get back, and I'll make sure they page me if anything changes, okay? - All right.
- Okay.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Hello? Yes, sir.
I understand.
- What is it? - A mission.
Deploy in less than two hours.
- Okay, I'll help you pack.
- No, no, no.
Go back to sleep.
- Like I could, Chase.
- How did I get so lucky? Just so long as you know you are.
Oh, hell.
Lucas' birthday.
I'll take care of it.
I just I hate that I always leave you to pick up the pieces.
Do we have a choice? You're still up? - What time is it? - After 2:00.
I had this couple at the bar that just would not leave.
You okay? Yeah, just couldn't sleep.
You know, I keep thinking about this prayer we learned in rehab.
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, "the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom - "to know the difference.
" - "Wisdom to know the difference.
" - Yeah.
- Yeah, we learned that in Al-Anon, too.
You know, maybe that's why I got hooked on the pills.
Because I couldn't accept the fact that my shoulder may never heal the way it needs to, that I might not be able to return to my unit and I might have to leave the Army.
- Well, you don't know that yet.
- I can feel it.
If my shoulder isn't fit for combat, they're gonna discharge me, and I have to accept that.
Just get myself a new dream.
Well, you know that you can do anything that you set your mind to.
You know that.
You know, the Army will cut us a nice check.
Enough to give us a new start somewhere.
And I've been thinking.
How does Wyoming sound? - Wait.
- I've always wanted to live out west.
Wyoming? Are you joking? No.
I don't know.
The boys would love it, and it's just It's a fresh start, Rox.
- Yeah, but our lives are here.
- Not if I'm discharged.
- LUCAS: Don't go.
- Hey.
When the Army tells me to go, I gotta go, bud.
You know that.
But my birthday.
Well, we'll play laser tag just as soon as I get back.
But you promised.
I can never promise, Luc.
I can only try.
- I hate leaving you.
- Then don't.
- I have to.
The Army needs me.
- I hate the Army.
- Don't go.
- Pamela, I gotta go.
It's okay.
I'll take care of it.
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
Go away! I don't want you! I want Daddy! What's going on, Mommy? Your daddy had to leave, sweetheart.
Everything's okay.
LUCAS: Why does he have to leave all the time? He's never here when I need him.
- LOGAN: Emmalin Holden? - What? - It's Logan.
- Logan? You are even prettier than the picture that you sent me.
I loved your letters.
- They made me laugh.
- Yours, too.
- It was really great to meet you.
- You, too.
- Your dad was in the military? - Yeah, a lifer.
Mine, too.
And Ryan's.
We met as army brats.
It's the only thing we've really known.
You know, getting kicked out of the Army's gonna be like - getting kicked out of family.
- Yeah, I know what you mean.
My husband and I are separated, so depending on what happens, I may be in the same boat you are.
At least your husband's okay.
You know, what if I can't do it? - Can't do what? - Can't take care of him.
I've never taken care of anybody my entire life.
- Do you love him? - He's the only man I ever have.
Then you will do it.
I guess I'm just afraid of messing up.
You know, something just goes really, really bad, and - And he just stops loving me.
- He's not gonna stop loving you.
I mean, what are we gonna do for money? Well, he'll get disability.
- Enough to live on? - You can work.
Who's gonna hire a girl who's only ever worked behind a drive-through counter? It's not the only thing you can do.
You can take classes, job training.
I did.
Look, if I could do it, you can.
You know, we were saving up money, so I could go to school to be a paralegal.
I guess I can't do that now.
- We don't even have a place to live.
- Well, you'll get an apartment.
The Army has a program, Warriors in Transition.
They'll help you with that.
Renee, honey, you gotta trust me.
You are only looking at the negative, okay? This is a beginning.
It's not an ending.
CLAUDIA JOY: Saturday night is Casino Night, and I'm looking for volunteers.
I'll do what I can between shifts.
- I can help set up the bar.
- That would be great, thanks.
Yeah, and I'll do what I can, but Saturday is Lucas' birthday, and right now he's not doing so great.
Chase left last night, so he has to spend another birthday - without his dad.
- Poor kid.
He doesn't want a birthday or Christmas or anything without his daddy there.
A lot of Army kids go through that.
Well, why don't you throw him a party anyway? - Because he doesn't want one.
- Yeah, just don't call it one.
You know, do something fun.
Invite his friends.
Roxy's right.
I mean, all that matters is he has a good time.
Yeah, that's the problem.
I don't think he will, no matter what I do.
- Hey, Roland.
- ROXY: Hi.
- You will not believe this.
- ROXY: What? These are Joan's nanny requirements.
I can't wait.
"Great parental instincts, infant CPR certificate, "clean driving record, stable family background.
"An advanced college degree or experience as a pediatric nurse.
" Is that all? She calls me every hour with another addition.
- So Mary Poppins need not apply.
- I barely qualify.
Well, what's wrong with good old Army Day Care? Nothing.
We just want Sara Elizabeth to have one-on-one nurturing until she's at least two.
When I see her interact with us and my mother, I realize how important that is.
And how's the mom thing going? It's like she and Joan have this secret club.
They look at me, then they look at each other, and then they laugh.
It's kind of like that.
Why don't you ask your mom to stay and help out with Sara Elizabeth? - You mean, permanently? - Yeah.
- Not a good idea? - No, actually, it's a great idea.
Jennifer! Sorry I'm late.
I was at the Officers' club, and Evan wanted to have an early I'm sorry.
I didn't realize you were gonna prepare anything.
Look, 1:00 usually means lunch around here.
No worries.
I won't have to fix Michael dinner now.
Please, sit.
Thank you, it looks delicious.
- You go ahead.
- No, I'm good.
Did you have Casino Night at the other post? It was my favorite Officers' wives club fundraiser.
Mine, too.
We had a $20 minimum, but at this post, we might be able to set it higher.
- Buy in? - No.
Table minimum.
It's the only way to make serious money.
I don't know that the enlisted families could afford that.
These charities are for enlisted families.
And that's why they want to help.
They'll help more if they aren't there.
Officers spend more freely when they're around other officers.
Casino Night has always been open to all.
It's already been voted on.
That's how we do things here.
We vote.
You are referring to the FRG calendar.
I lost that one.
But you went ahead and made yours, anyway.
I did.
Two calendars mean more money for the FRG to help the soldiers' families.
And that's all that really matters, right? That's what matters most, yes.
Just as higher table minimums means more money for Officers' wives club charities.
Okay, $20 minimum, but we reserve a room for bingo.
Something everyone can afford.
Your friends should enjoy that.
I think they will.
Too bad your daughter's too young to attend.
She and her boyfriend would have enjoyed themselves.
- Emmalin isn't dating anyone.
- Oh.
I'm sorry.
I saw her with a soldier.
I must have been mistaken.
I did think it was unusual for a general's daughter to date an enlisted man.
Well, I have to go.
Oh! - Sorry about lunch.
- Thanks for coming.
Bingo is always fun.
It's so simple.
So we really shouldn't lose sight of the fact that our kids didn't join the Army.
They didn't choose this life, but they have to make a lot of the same sacrifices.
So I think that if we're more sensitive Umm Excuse me, I have a little emergency that I think you can all relate to.
My kid is sick at school, so I've gotta go.
James, our engineer, will play you guys some music.
ANNO UNCER: A big music sweep coming up.
Twelve in a row with no interruptions.
You know, you don't have a fever.
- I want to watch TV.
- All right.
I just hope you're not sick for your birthday, Saturday.
I don't have a birthday.
Okay, well, let's do something fun, anyway.
Whatever you want.
How's that sound? Just leave me alone.
Okay, check that out, boys.
Have you ever seen mountains that tall? - And those rivers, they're full of trout.
- What's a trout? Buddy, that's a fish with rainbows on them.
- I know.
- What's going on? - We're getting a ranch.
- With horses.
- And cowboy hats.
Hey, boys, would you run to your room, so I can talk with Daddy? Hit the trail, you sidewinders.
Not so fast.
Ranches and horses and cowboy hats, oh, my! - You make it sound like Disneyland.
- I'm just having some fun with them.
Trevor, I like it here.
But if my shoulder doesn't check out on Monday, we can't stay.
I don't mean this house, I mean here, South Carolina.
- You know, we've got friends here.
- So we'll make new ones.
You knew we were gonna be transferred one day, anyway.
Yeah, well, then we wouldn't have a choice.
What am I supposed to do here if I'm not in the Army? You could help me run Betty's.
Babe, I love you, but I don't want to run a bar.
Yeah, well, I do.
But you have to understand something, I can't not be a soldier in a place where everybody else is one.
That's just running away.
You know, and what about Betty's? I've made that into a pretty damn good business.
I know.
We could sell your half.
Rox, I warned you about this.
At some point, we were gonna have to leave.
I can't sell my half.
Betty's trusted me with it.
And what about me? When we met, all you said you ever needed were me and the boys.
Yeah, well, you said the same thing to me.
Yeah, she's here.
I'll pick you up in five minutes.
- Can I have the car? - Can I get the groceries out first? Where are you going? Miniature golf.
Here, let me help.
- With who? - Logan.
- Your pen pal? You met? - Yeah, this morning.
He's really nice.
And he's a lot older than you.
- He's 19.
- That's a lot older.
Okay, well, Mom, we're just friends.
I mean, I don't even know if we're that yet.
We just met this morning.
Be home by 8:00.
It's a school night.
- Okay, 9:00.
Call me at 8:00.
- Thanks, Mom.
- Did she go down? - She breast-fed for almost an hour.
- That means she's healthy.
- Mom, Joan and I have been talking, and we want to ask you something.
We know we'll never find a nanny half as good as you to take care of Sara Elizabeth.
Look at what a good job you did with me.
We want you to stay here with us and help take care of our daughter.
You don't want me hanging around in your life.
Yes, we do.
Please say yes.
If you don't want to stay here, we'll get you your own place.
- I already have a job.
- Mom, you don't have to work in that cafeteria anymore.
I like that cafeteria.
I have friends there.
I mean, look, I would love to take care of my granddaughter, but I have a life to go back to.
And if you ask me, I think one of you should stay home and take care of her.
Mom, we both have jobs.
You worked the whole time I was growing up.
I had to.
That's why I took a job in the school cafeteria, so that I could be home when you all were.
I know you didn't like me working there.
I saw how you looked when you were with your friends, and you passed me on the line.
It was hard for you, and I am sorry about that, but that job kept a roof over our heads, food on the table, and me home with you.
You know, Renee's not much older than Jeremy, but in some ways, she's younger.
The Army's been a safe place for her and for me, but I can take care of myself.
I don't think she can.
What about Warriors in Transition? Yeah, they help the soldier adjust in life, but what about the wives? - They just fall through the cracks.
- And so do their marriages sometimes.
I want to start something new, something to help the wives make the transition.
Job training, having other wives who've been through this talk to them.
Maybe by helping the wife, I can help the marriage.
What can I do? Will you talk to Michael? I can get a lot more traction with his blessing.
You're the only one who can fix this between you and Michael.
I can help, but you can fix it if you want to.
- Well, of course I do.
- Good.
You know Michael doesn't allow his personal feelings to affect what he does for his soldiers or their wives.
To be honest, it's all gonna come down to funding.
Speaking of funding, has the money for Casino Night been earmarked for anything specific? No, not yet, a couple of ideas.
I'm asking.
- I'll put it to a vote.
- Thank you.
You're welcome.
MICHAEL: So, you're our go-between now? CLAUDIA JOY: Well, you didn't exactly hide your feelings about her and Frank.
I've never been known for doing that very well.
When couples split, do friends have to pick sides? - No one picked sides.
- You did, Michael.
- Okay, maybe I did.
- Maybe you shouldn't have.
Okay, fine.
Tell Denise she has my permission.
And what else? - I will try to make it right with her.
- Thank you.
Where's Emmalin tonight? She's playing miniature golf.
I'm worried.
Yeah? Afraid she might walk into a windmill? - She's with her pen pal.
- I heard his unit was back.
They met and she likes him.
- You want me to call the MPs? - He's a lot older, Michael.
His CO swears by him, says that Private First Class Logan Atwater's a dedicated soldier.
- You had him checked out? - The day she chose him as a pen pal.
I love you for that.
And he does not seem like the kind of man foolish enough - to try and date the General's daughter.
- Yeah, but what if he is? Look, we thought Quinn was perfect.
Look how that turned out.
They're teenagers, Michael.
By definition, not savvy decision makers.
She is a minor, and Logan is not.
If anything did happen he would be court-martialed, and I would personally see to it that he'd be hanged.
And Emmalin would never talk to us again.
Oh, well.
MAN 1: What do you think of that? MAN 2: Good.
I'm going for the three in the corner.
- Betty? - Roxy, is that you, girl? - How are you? - I'm good.
You sound groggy.
Did I wake you up? No, I'm just laying by the pool, working on my tan.
So the cancer's okay? I never felt better in my life, Rox.
That's fantastic.
Look, there's something I need to talk to you about.
Trevor's shoulder isn't healing the way it should, and so he may have to leave the Army.
Well, that's good, right? I mean, you always hated the Army, girl.
Yeah, I know, but he wants to move away.
Sell my half of Betty's.
But I've worked so hard, and I made a promise to you - No, you do it, Rox.
- What? I want you to.
You do it.
How can you say that? Roxy, I want you to be happy, honey.
Man, I spent most of my life in that place, and what do I have to show for it? A half-empty bed, that's what I have to show for it.
If I had to choose right now between the man I love and that bar, I would burn it to the ground, honey.
Hey, Rox.
I gotta go.
It's time for my massage, so you go with your man, all right? - You hear me? - Yeah.
- I love you, girl.
- I love you, too.
Hi, Mom.
- How was golf? - It was fun.
Come here, talk to me.
I just wanted to remind you, you volunteered to help me with Casino Night tomorrow after school.
I didn't forget.
I like that stuff.
- Okay.
- Good night.
That's beautiful.
- Yeah.
Logan got it for me from Iraq.
- Oh.
To thank me for my letters.
- You gonna see him again? - I want to.
- So you like him.
- Yeah.
That worries me a little bit, Emmalin.
- Why? - I don't want to see you get hurt.
He could be transferred to another post.
He could get redeployed.
Mom, I'm an army brat, okay? I know all of this.
Okay, I have to say something as your mom.
What about sex? God, Mom.
Okay, we just met today.
I know, but maybe we should talk about it.
- There is nothing to talk about.
- You're a minor.
He could get into a lot of trouble.
You wouldn't want that, would you? Look, I like him, Mom.
That's all, okay? I just I like him.
Why do you always have to ruin everything? Take good care of my baby Please don't ever make her blue Just make tell her that you love her Make sure you're thinking of her In everything you say and do Take good care of my baby Now don't you ever make her cry Is this gonna take very long? I've got some pizzas in the car I want to deliver before they get cold.
No way.
They're not getting near our daughter.
I wanted to call 911 on every one of them.
(SARA CRYING) CLAUDIA JOY: Roulette goes in that room, crap tables against the wall.
Excuse us, guys.
Okay, this, if you can get it up there.
That's exactly where it needs to go.
Hi, remember me? - You came to see my mom.
- Right.
Jennifer, Colonel Connor's wife.
I saw you the other morning with your really cute boyfriend.
He's not my boyfriend.
He's my pen pal.
That was a pretty serious hug for a pen pal.
He was a pretty great pen pal.
Looked like the feeling was mutual.
- You think? - Definitely.
My mom thinks he's too old for me.
- My mom felt the same way.
- She did? When I was about your age, I was crazy in love with a guy in college.
- Really? - My mom tried to put a stop to it, grounded me, took my car, but we found a way to be together.
- It was beautiful while it lasted.
- What happened? He died.
Surfing accident.
We only had a few months together, but the memory of that, I wouldn't trade for anything.
That looks good.
Emmalin, can you help me out over here? Okay.
Thank you so much.
DOCTOR: Talbott, tell me what you see.
Bright light.
Anything else? It's colors, but they're all fuzzy.
Well, fuzzy's good.
Your eye is responding well to light, and your focus should continue to improve with time.
(WHISPERS) Hey, did you hear that? Hey.
Glad you called.
I had to see you.
Same here.
- Okay, so, we're not moving - I'm okay to Wyoming.
about Wyoming.
- What? - What? - You go first.
- No.
You go first.
I'm gonna sell my half of Betty's.
I'm okay with it.
Betty's okay with it.
So I'm excited about Wyoming.
- Really? - Well, kind of.
I mean, I'm sure I will be as soon as I get there and get a feel for the place.
Come here.
I had a long talk with my rehab counselor today, and she gave me a great idea.
Now, if my shoulder doesn't check out, and I have to leave the Army, I can still be involved in it as a civilian.
I can still serve my country, Rox.
We don't have to leave.
Are you sure you're okay with that? About as sure as you are about Wyoming.
But I have to learn to accept the things I can't change, right? I don't want to ruin your dream looking for mine.
Well, I don't want to wreck your dream, either.
Don't worry about it.
We'll figure something out.
Where's Lucas? I don't know.
Lucas? Lucas? (PHONE RINGING) - Hello? - Are you missing something? He's there? Hiding in the boys' closet.
He must have snuck in last night.
Finn has an awful time keeping secrets.
Well, thank you, Finn.
Maybe you should let Lucas pout it out for a while.
He's okay here.
I can't let him spend his birthday in a closet.
Then you should go to the Roxy plan.
Boys, breakfast! I thought about this all last night.
We're never gonna find anybody good enough to take care of our daughter.
Our sights are set too high.
So what do you want to do, lower them? - Just a little.
- How little? Just low enough that I qualify.
- I want to be a stay-at-home dad.
- Seriously? Being a man means stepping up when your family needs you, and I'm stepping up.
- I'm giving notice at the high school.
- Are you sure you want to do this? I won't be the first Army spouse to put his professional life on hold to support the soldier that he married.
I'm excited about it.
Roland, thank you.
Thank you.
I'm so relieved.
- Mom, what's the matter? - Nothing.
I'm just admiring the man standing in front of me.
LUCAS: Why are we here? You love the pool.
I see my friends.
Well, good, then you have somebody to play with.
I see food.
I see balloons.
I see a cake.
Well, who says they're for you? Come on, Katie, your brother can stay in the car if he wants to.
Let's go.
See, I told you it would work.
He's having fun.
It sure beats sitting in a closet.
Hey! Not in the face! (CAR HORN HONKING) TREVOR: Look who I found.
PAMELA: Hey, Chase! - How'd you get here? - CHASE: It was a no go.
Daddy! Daddy! You're home! - Hey! - Daddy! - Daddy! - Happy birthday! You made it! Daddy! Yeah! Come on! Look out, look out, look out! ROLAND: Pardon me, sir.
Thank you.
Here we go.
- Come on.
- Okay, bones, make it rain.
- Yes! - Yes! - This is so fun! - It's always fun when you win.
- I don't understand craps.
- Yeah, me, either.
- Hey, Denise.
- Hey.
This is Renee Talbott.
She's the one who inspired me to help the wives of transitioning soldiers.
It's very nice to meet you, Renee.
We're very proud of Ryan.
I hear his eye is improving.
Yes, sir.
He told me I looked beautiful today.
Well, then he can see perfectly.
Tonight's proceeds are going towards a scholarship for Renee.
There's a paralegal school right near Walter Reed.
That's terrific.
While Ryan's getting rehabilitated, Renee will start her new life as well.
- Good.
- I'm so grateful, and so is Ryan.
Well, we're more grateful for Ryan's sacrifice.
Thanks again, Michael.
I appreciate your help.
It was my pleasure.
Have fun.
- Thank you, sir.
- Nice meeting you.
Denise? You were right.
Your marriage is not an Army problem.
It's a personal thing between you and Frank, and I should keep my nose out of it.
You know, there aren't many people in this world that I respect or admire as much as you, Michael.
That's why your disapproval hurt so much.
Whatever happened, whatever will happen, I love you both very much, and that'll never change.
Thank you.
- Have fun.
- Thanks.
You, too.
- Evan.
- Good evening, Claudia Joy.
Hi, Jennifer.
Well, I think you two have a big success on your hands.
Your wife's become quite an asset on our post.
Well, she practically ran Fort Irwin.
- But here, I work for Claudia Joy.
- Of course.
I see some of the enlisted families have made it to our high-end tables.
Rolled their bingo winnings.
Which is exactly where I'm headed.
Bingo is my game.
Where do I go? - Right over there.
- Okay, excuse me.
Emmalin is a wonderful girl.
We had a very nice chat yesterday.
- Really? About what? - School, boys, the usual.
- MAN: Three craps! - No! Good.
She's losing.
I was afraid she'd take home all the prizes.
- One, two, three! - One, two, three! VIVIAN: (SINGING) When peace like a river Attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot Thou hath Well, don't just stand there.
Help me close this thing.
I haven't heard you sing that in a long time.
I only sing it when I'm sad.
It makes me feel better.
I'm sad you're leaving, too, Mom.
That reminds me of the night before you went off to college.
Never had anybody in our family go off to college before.
Proudest day of my life, but I sure needed that song.
I remember.
You sang it till I got on the bus.
And long after.
Mom, I'm sorry if I ever made you feel bad about yourself.
You never did.
You couldn't.
You know, I'd look at you and your siblings, and I knew I must be doing something right.
No, but I remember.
I used to laugh if you didn't know something, correct you when you made a mistake.
Just showing off how smart I thought I was.
And if I was your father, you would have tried to beat me at basketball.
I mean, that's what kids do.
They try to outdo their parents.
- But I feel terrible about it.
- Roland, stop.
Every mother wants her child to be better than she is.
I only wish I were.
There hasn't been a day that I haven't missed you.
And there will never be a day that I won't miss you and your family.
(SINGING) It is well It is well With my soul With my soul When peace like a river Attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll You're really nervous, aren't you? It's a big day.
A lot's going to change, no matter what he says.
Let's take a look at that shoulder.
(SINGING) It is well It is well with my soul