Army Wives s02e19 Episode Script

Last Minute Changes

ROXY: Previously on Army Wives BETTY: The bar's half yours now.
What's wrong, hon? Betty died.
Betty always said that she didn't have any family, but everybody does, somewhere, right? Whoa.
What's the matter? Are you okay? I don't think I can leave her.
This is what you've been waiting for.
What gives you the right to question my orders? You're not my commanding officer.
Not yet.
I know I was wrong to disobey them.
It's love.
- It is love, right? - I think so.
Your father and I have been very impressed with how you've handled your restriction.
So we're ending it early.
And can I still see Logan? Yes, you can.
What do we do now? What every teenager wants their parents to do.
Absolutely nothing.
NATO wants you to be the Deputy Commander for Operations.
NATO? It's incredible.
I'm honored.
Pack up your family, we need you in Brussels as soon as possible.
My dad got transferred and they're making me go with them.
LOGAN: We're going to figure something out, okay? I promise.
I'm not going to lose you.
Major Sherwood? Jordana Davis.
- Looks like we'll be working together.
- Yes, I got that.
But right now, I am visiting with my son.
- Private Jeremy Sherwood.
- How do you do, ma'am? Nice to meet you.
I guess I better get used to it, right? MAC: I mean, a guy without legs, damn fascinating.
It's just curiosity.
Yeah, my girl couldn't take it.
Hey, do you want to get out of here? You don't know a damn thing about my wife and me.
- So tell me.
- It's none of your business.
I kissed you because I wanted to.
Shouldn't we be getting up? Not yet.
I was just saying that to be polite.
(PHONE RINGS) MAC: Ignore it.
DENISE: I can't.
It could be the hospital.
(CHUCKLES) Hey.
What's going on? Wow.
I finally tracked you down.
I was starting to think you were hiding out the last couple of days.
Yeah, I know.
My phone's been acting funny lately.
Well, I was wondering if you could come over around 9:30.
You know what? I had some errands I needed to run.
It's important, Denise.
Okay.
Sure.
I'll come right over.
Errands can wait.
- Thanks.
- So, what's up? I have something important I have to tell the group.
I'm on my way.
Everything okay? I don't know.
That was Claudia Joy.
She needs to tell me something important.
Important bad or important good? She didn't say.
Denise, I really must be crazy about you.
Yeah? Why do you say that? Because you just referred to me as an "errand that can wait.
" And I didn't mind a bit.
I can't believe it's Thursday already.
Yeah.
What? I'm heading back tomorrow.
Remember? How did I manage to forget that? I wish I could forget it myself.
I remember our first relocation, right after we were married.
Six little boxes, out the door.
Sometimes I think that's how I measure my life, what we take with us, what we don't.
Well, I better get going.
General Rutledge makes the rounds today.
Transition time.
- Good luck.
- Yeah, you, too.
Bye.
You better get in gear, young lady.
You'll be late for school.
That's sort of what I wanted to talk to you about.
Emmalin.
Look, Mom, I know I was really angry when you first told me we are moving, but I got over that, didn't I? Yes.
And I apologized, right? You did.
So can I please not go to school today? I mean, I have, like, two days to see Logan, and I've already taken all my tests in advance, and there's literally zero for me to do there except sit in homeroom and read.
- Logan's on duty.
- Not at lunchtime.
And I noticed you waited till your father left before floating this idea.
Well, you know Dad.
He can be so Military.
I know.
He should join the Army.
I bet he'd make General.
(SIGHS) Okay.
Okay, okay, okay.
No school.
Thank you! You're the best! Yeah.
Hold that thought, please.
TREVOR: You get the kids off to school? Yep.
They're off.
Now I got to get to Claudia Joy's.
- Not this morning, babe.
- Why not? Because I missed a pill this week.
So you missed a pill.
What's the big deal? Spoken like a guy who has never gotten knocked up by accident.
- So what if we have an accident? - (LAUGHING) Stop.
We talked about having a baby before.
I know, but this isn't the time, Trevor.
Not while I've finally gotten a handle on Betty's.
Ow! What a baby! Get off me.
Get off me! - Come on! - Rox! Just because I missed a pill doesn't mean we have to completely shut down.
There're still things we can do for fun.
- Five minutes.
- Six.
Five.
Hey.
Hey.
School run went fine? Yeah, fine and loud.
How about I take you out for a quiet breakfast? Normally I'd be all over that, but this morning I only have time for about three gulps of coffee.
Your radio show doesn't start until noon.
Yeah, I know, but Claudia Joy called, and she says she needs us to come over this morning.
All right.
Then you sit here and have your three gulps with me.
Okay.
(CHASE CHUCKLING) What's so funny? Last night.
Not every husband gets to watch his wife disassemble and clean a gun after the kids go to sleep.
Well, I bought it for protection, but I figure I should take care of it.
You had a look in your eye.
You were happy.
It reminds me of my cop days.
Going to work? Uh-huh.
Doing my job.
It beats running the kids to soccer practice.
Don't be ridiculous.
I love you, and I love the kids.
And this life? Yes, and this life.
JOAN: You wanted to see me, sir? MICHAEL: I did, Joan.
Come on in.
I'm sure you can handle it.
Thanks, Sergeant Major.
I apologize for the eleventh hour notification, but I had to keep things quiet until the official announcement was made.
I'm being transferred to a NATO post in Brussels.
- When, sir? - I leave in two days.
Congratulations, sir.
Thank you.
Have a seat.
Without a doubt, you are one of the finest officers it's ever been my privilege to work with.
Thank you, sir.
Have they made a decision on the new Post Commander? Yeah.
Brigadier General Rutledge.
Don't know him personally, but by all accounts, he's a topnotch man.
General Holden, you said it just the way we rehearsed it.
I see you've met Colonel Connor.
Actually, General Rutledge and I go back a ways.
A long ways.
We worked together in Panama years ago.
You should see this guy play backgammon.
General Rutledge, I'd like you to meet Colonel Joan Burton.
She's the Deputy Garrison Commander on post.
It's a pleasure.
I've heard nothing but good things.
Well, thank you, sir.
Welcome to Fort Marshall.
Thank you.
Well, I have a command inspection of the 412 in a few minutes, so I better get going.
It's a pleasure to meet you, General.
The pleasure was all mine.
Let's show you what you're in for.
CLAUDIA JOY: I'm glad all of you could come.
- There's not a lot of time.
- For what? Yeah, what's going on, Claudia Joy? Michael's being transferred, so we're leaving Fort Marshall.
- Transferred where? - Europe.
He's taken a position at NATO, in Brussels.
ROLAND: Claudia Joy.
I can't believe it.
When? In a few days.
It's always been Holden tradition for all of us to go together ahead of time to set things up.
So Emmalin and I will be going with Michael, figure out housing, schools, and Michael will probably stay on, and we'll come back in about a month and wrap up our affairs here.
But he practically just made Post Commander.
Can't he stay longer? I mean, even the President of the United States gets four years.
Let's be honest.
In the past year and a half, we've all been wearing blinders.
What do you mean? Come on.
None of us really thought we'd be sitting around Betty's five years from now sipping margaritas, did we? - I sort of thought that.
- Me, too.
(SARA CRYING) - Come on.
- Let's look at the bright side.
Goodness gracious.
When you come visit me now, we'll go down the road to Paris.
Espresso and crépe suzette on the Champs Élysées.
DENISE: I'm sorry.
I can't do this.
So, I hope that answered your question.
WOMAN 1: I guess.
I'm sorry.
You're going to have to forgive me today.
I just found out that a very close friend of mine is moving away, so I'm a little foggy.
Okay.
One more call.
This is Pamela Moran.
WOMAN 2: Hi, Pamela.
I love your show.
I've got a problem.
All right.
Let's see if we can solve it.
I'm an Army wife and I've been looking for work for almost a month now, and I can't get anything.
- Okay.
Do you have a resume? - That's just it.
My husband gets moved around so much, post to post, that I can never stick with any job for very long.
Yeah.
You got kids? - Three.
- At least you know you're doing important work at home, right? That isn't helping me with my career any.
Okay Let me tell you about the reality of our lives, and if you don't want to hear this, you might as well just turn off your radio right now.
You're an Army wife.
I'm an Army wife.
That means that you're always going to be playing second fiddle, career-wise, while your spouse is in the military.
That is just a fact of life.
And, yeah, I mean, a marriage is a partnership, but in the Army, your husband is always going to be the senior partner.
But I have a life, too.
You married a soldier, and a soldier gets called at a moment's notice to go off to war and defend our country, and we just accept it, move on and quit complaining.
Hi.
Excuse me.
I'm looking for Roxy LeBlanc.
That's me.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I'm Collin Richards, Betty's nephew.
Oh! - Hi.
- I'm sure she never mentioned me.
She and my mother hadn't spoken in years.
They were too much alike, you know? Well, I can't really imagine two of Betty.
Well, my mother passed away a few years ago, so the mold's been broken.
I'm really sorry for your loss.
Thank you.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I understand you and Betty were very close.
Yeah.
Which is why I thought you should have this.
- What is it? - It's her.
Oh Thank you, I guess.
This is a very nice place.
Are you always this busy? Well, we have a really strong lunch turnout.
Have a seat, sample the menu.
No, I have somewhere that I have to be.
Maybe tomorrow.
That sounds good.
And thank you for Betty.
You're welcome.
I'm going to take her away from the food now.
- Good idea.
- Yes.
- COLLIN: Nice to meet you.
- You, too.
(SINGING) They tell me There's songs reserved for angels Would you sing me one, a stranger Just to prove your love And you know they tell me You've given poor men kingdoms Handed guilty freedom Taken on their stains Your love will never change Your love will never change They tell me You dwell with good and evil In alleys and cathedrals Shadows and a light And you know they tell me You hold the world together Not from guilt but pleasure You somehow know my name Your love will never change Your love will never change No, no Your love will never change Your love will never change Your love will never change ROLAND: It's okay, sweetheart.
I'm going to miss them.
Yeah, me, too.
And not just Michael.
I'm surprised at how close I've gotten to Claudia Joy.
Why does that surprise you? Well, you know how I am.
Sometimes I can hide behind the uniform, not let people in.
Fort Marshall is not going to be the same without them.
Yeah.
Well, I met Michael's replacement today.
General Rutledge.
And? Everybody says he's a good man, but Michael Holden is exceptional.
Well, I mean, could Sara Elizabeth's godfather be anything else? (JOAN CHUCKLES) (PHONE RINGS) Oh, jeez.
Hello? Yes, this is Dr.
Burton.
I'll be right there.
What is it? One of my former patients.
He's threatening to hurt himself.
Roland.
Be careful.
So this guy say what he expected us to do with Betty? Nope.
He just walked in and dropped her off.
You know, maybe we should spread Betty's ashes over the ocean.
She always loved the water.
Or a brewery.
She always loved her beer, too.
- Trevor.
- Come on.
You know if those ashes could speak, Betty would agree with me.
All these people are leaving our lives, you know.
That's why I've been thinking about a baby.
We will have our kid.
Honestly, I'd think about it now if things weren't so hectic at work.
It's just with my shoulder better and knowing I'm going to redeploy, I think about things.
What things? Well, if something were ever to happen to me.
- Trevor.
- I know it sounds crazy, but I would hate it if there was never a little boy or girl running around that people would stop and go, "Hey, look, there's Roxy and Trevor's kid.
"And he's got her eyes.
" First of all, nothing is going to happen to you.
Second of all, we will have our baby.
Just not right now.
And I really hope that he or she has your eyes.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Is everything all right with Claudia Joy? No, as a matter of fact.
She's leaving.
Her husband was transferred to Europe.
I'm sorry.
She's your best friend here, isn't she? She's my best friend anywhere.
(SIGHS) And now I'm saying goodbye to you.
Yeah.
About that.
I've kind of been kicking around the idea of maybe not heading back right away.
Wait, are you serious? Yeah.
I looked into it, and it's real easy for me to transfer my rehab from Walter Reed down here to Mercer.
So how do you feel about that? I'd love that.
So what do we do now? Well, I don't know about you, but I'm kind of curious to see where this takes us.
Yeah, me, too.
Wherever it takes us.
Wherever.
Excuse me? What the hell are you doing? You were a little busy, so I thought I'd wait for you in the office.
This office is private, and so are those books.
Your accounting system's a little out of date.
Okay, I'm not getting through.
You can't be in here.
Actually, I can.
I wanted to get you alone so that we could discuss our situation.
We have a situation? Yeah.
As Betty's only living relative, I inherited her half of this place.
She put you in her will? Well, her will didn't specify anybody in particular, so by default, it comes to me.
Okay.
First of all, I don't even know if you are who you say you are.
I mean, for all I know, you never even laid eyes on Betty.
I was at her bedside when she died.
You can call the hospital if you want.
Business partnerships happen all the time.
I mean, sometimes they even work out for the best.
You know what? Take some time.
Think about it.
Talk to your husband.
My lawyer's information's on the back of the card.
Okay.
Claudia Joy? - Claudia Joy, you here? - CLAUDIA JOY: Yeah! Denise? Hey.
Sorry I walked away like I did.
- It's okay.
- So it's really happening.
I guess it is.
How you doing? How are you doing? I tried to pack Amanda's room.
But you couldn't.
How do I let these strangers pack her things for me? And I can't.
And I can't seem to do it myself.
I don't know what to do.
(BOTH SIGHING) Just take a breath and start walking.
So, finished packing? Almost.
I hate that this is happening.
Hey, we love each other, right? Yes.
Estimated time of departure, day after tomorrow, 17:00 hours.
You'll be there, right? Of course I will.
Lisa, I was not judging you.
LISA: Yes, you were.
Some mothers don't have the choice to stay at home.
We can't afford it.
All right.
What I said yesterday was probably a little harsh the way that I put it, but it really is the truth.
And I never said that working mothers shouldn't be commended also.
You have a funny way of showing your support.
Telling us our priorities are screwed up, that we should be happy playing second fiddle.
(DIAL TONE BEEPING) Wow.
Wow.
I had no idea that I stirred up this much trouble.
All right, we have time for one more caller, and this one is Dana, who's also a working mother.
DANA: I'm sorry, Pamela.
I used to always like the program, but as of today, I'm done.
- All right, Dana - You're up on your soapbox - Dana.
holier-than-thou.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
So, I don't get it.
Why did Betty leave him half the bar? - She didn't.
He's claiming her half.
- Is that legal? My guess.
He left a card with his lawyer's info on it.
The kicker is he's planning on running the place with me.
I'm going to make a few calls, figure out exactly who this guy is and where he came from.
You know, if this guy is who he says he is, and you do have a partner now, this could be a blessing in disguise.
I mean, think about it.
You're always complaining about how stretched thin you are, right? So here's an active partner, someone to cut your workload in half.
No, I don't see this guy slinging hash and waiting tables.
Maybe not, but a lot of pressure will be off you, and we could think about having that baby.
That's what this is about? - Well, you said - I know what I said, and if you'll remember, I was ready to sell Betty's when I thought I had to 'cause of your shoulder.
But now I don't have to.
I like being the boss.
I like the challenge.
So what's wrong with sharing the challenge? God! You do not get it, do you? So all of a sudden, they start accusing me of being on my high horse.
You put yourself out there on the airwaves, that's going to happen.
Well, it's not like I never think about what I left behind when I stopped being a cop.
You really think about that? - Well, of course I do.
Sometimes.
- Huh.
Care to expand on that "huh"? No, it's just It's news to me, that's all.
Chase, I did have a whole life before all of this.
You always told me that you were happy with the choice you made.
I am, and I would make those same choices now, but you're a soldier.
So no matter how you slice it, my needs are always going to come second.
- I mean, look at Claudia Joy.
- Come on, Pamela.
All right.
Would you give up your career in the Army to take care of the kids so that I could go back to being a cop? Let me answer that for you.
You wouldn't.
And I'm not saying that you should.
But it wouldn't kill you to be sensitive to how I might be feeling.
Resentment? God! Sometimes you can be so dense! - Hey.
- Hey.
- You need some help with that? - I got it, thanks.
Well, it would actually be therapeutic to pinch something really hard - with a clothes-pin right now.
- Well, then go to it.
Thanks.
Mine was a fight with Trevor.
He wants to knock me up and give away half of Betty's.
You? Well, the other day I went on the radio and said it wasn't the worst thing in the world for a woman to leave the workplace so she can raise her family.
Does that mean me, too? No, I wasn't talking about you.
Well, I work at Betty's.
Do you think I should quit my job to stay at home and raise my kids? Why is everybody taking things so personally? Maybe because they are personal.
- Hey, honey.
- There you are.
- Thanks for coming by.
- No problem.
I didn't know if you'd get another opportunity to meet my successor.
Will you tell General Rutledge my wife is here? (SPEAKING FRENCH) And what is that? "I love my beautiful, marvelous wife" in French.
Either that, or "Please give me the large red pencil.
" You're studying behind my back.
(SPEAKING FRENCH) General Rutledge.
This is my wife, Claudia Joy.
- It's very nice to meet you.
- It's a pleasure.
- Welcome to Fort Marshall.
- Thank you.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Mrs.
Holden's contributions to the post have been exemplary.
- She'll be missed.
- Thank you.
You've been an inspiration for us all.
It's sure going to be hard to fill your shoes.
I'm sure you'll do fine.
JOAN: I'm glad everything worked out last night at Mercer.
ROLAND: Yeah.
Officer Brand's doing much better.
And Mommy found out today that Evan and General Rutledge are old drinking buddies.
That's right.
Cigars and single malt.
Always talking sports, like about touchdowns and the Super Bowl.
I'm sure Mommy will be fine, and Daddy can teach her how to talk football.
(PHONE RINGS) Well, maybe Mommy can teach her how to talk football.
Really? Under what circumstances do you get five points for a field goal? Hello? Yes, this is Dr.
Burton.
Daddy's trying to fool us.
Everybody knows you get three points for a field goal.
Even I know that.
I think that would be something that would interest me.
Well, can I get back to you? Thanks.
That was my old boss at Mercer.
She wants me to come aboard.
Be on call for night emergencies.
- A job offer? - A job offer.
Part-time.
Nights.
It's perfect.
Do it.
We'll make it work.
Hey! How was lunch with Logan? It was good.
We talked, and we decided that it won't be so bad.
We figured our relationship started being pen pals.
- We can go back to that pretty easily.
- True.
That, plus we're both going to get webcams.
- Ah - That way, we can talk face to face.
At least, face to face across an ocean.
It is an amazing world we live in.
And if we ever end up getting married or anything - Whoa! - I'm just saying if.
Years from now.
Yes, many, many years from now.
My point is that it's the Army.
Logan's a soldier, and this is what life's like in the Army.
ROXY: I invited Betty to the party.
It's not too morbid or anything.
ROLAND: Well, the place is called Betty's.
It's only right.
- She's sleeping.
- ROXY: Well, here we go again.
I swear, does anybody know how many toasts we've made? - Too many.
- Not enough.
Pamela having at it on her radio show.
- Yeah! - Roxy getting her diploma.
- Yeah.
- Finally, finally, finally.
Denise getting a motorcycle and a tattoo.
- Yes! - ROXY: I like the tattoo.
Nice! And of course, the not so easy, but dazzling birth of that one right there.
- Cheers! - Cheers! And the return of Betty, in all her glory.
Okay, never had a toast quite like this.
- What do you think of the place, Betty? - ROLAND: (IMITATING BETTY) I like it.
It feels like we've been through so many lifetimes together, doesn't it? Yes, it does.
It's amazing.
Moving around the world, seeing fascinating places.
God, all the adventures.
Making wonderful friends.
I love being an Army wife.
I don't know if I can do this.
Here's a one-bedroom, not too expensive.
- Couple miles off post.
- No spiral staircases, right? I'm sure they'd build you one if you asked.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR) - Who is it? - It's Lee Anne, Mac.
Let her in.
Coming! - Hey! - Hey! Lee Anne.
I was Mac's nurse when he was at Mercer.
I'm the one that asked him to come down.
LEE ANNE: You know, this was a mistake.
- I'm sorry.
I tried calling - No, no.
Lee Anne, wait, wait.
- Just - Yeah.
You know what? I've got to go.
Sorry.
MAC: We need to talk.
Denise! Wait! MAN ON RADIO: You're listening to WHJH.
Here's what's happening in the news today.
Colonel Connor? What are you doing here? Mrs.
Moran, I tried to call you before you drove over.
Yeah? Why? We've decided to end Have At It.
Yesterday was your final show.
We had a lot of complaints called in about what you were talking about the other day.
Besides, I thought it would be a healthy thing to rotate shows from time to time, keep things fresh.
General Rutledge agreed.
Okay, but my show has had more listeners than all these other shows combined, and Sorry I'm late.
Hi, Pamela.
Hi, Jennifer.
What are you doing here? Somebody was supposed to have told you.
I'm doing my own show.
In my time slot? I'm a lawyer, so I thought I'd do a call-in show for people who need legal advice.
I mean, who can't use a few free tips? Yeah, yes.
So I thought that this would be a great place for some live music.
You know, and then you have a $5 cover charge and a two-drink minimum.
You just You clean up.
And that's your big profit-making idea? (STAMMERING) No, I thought about something else.
I just You didn't seem all that excited about us being co-owners, I thought, "Why don't I buy you out?" Are you serious? Yeah.
I've got a check right here.
I'm going to pass.
You haven't even seen it yet.
Babe, it doesn't hurt to take a look.
Fine.
Okay.
- $30,000? - COLLIN: Yeah.
The land is worth more than that.
Look, that's my first, my best, and my final offer.
Aunt Betty used to write her legal documents on bar napkins, right? Not this legal document.
Might as well be.
I had my lawyer take a look at it.
It wouldn't hold much weight in a court of law.
None, in fact.
Wait.
Are you threatening us? No, no, no.
Listen, no.
I'm trying to be nice.
Push comes to shove, I might not have to give you guys anything.
Just take the money.
Take the money, and you walk.
You've got a fight on your hands, mister.
She's making a big mistake.
Maybe you can talk to her.
My wife makes her own decisions.
I'm just trying to stop her from losing everything.
Maybe you can remind her of that, okay? Anyway, good to meet you, okay? Jeremy! Jeremy! Colonel Burton.
Thank you for coming.
- Sir.
- I wanted to tell you that I'm going to make Colonel Connor the new Deputy Garrison Commander on post.
Yes, sir.
This is not at all a reflection on the job you've done here.
By all accounts, the Army is very, very lucky to have you.
But I've worked closely with Colonel Connor before, and we've developed a kind of a shorthand with one another.
Call it a comfort zone, if you will.
I completely understand, sir.
And there's one more thing.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR) Mrs.
Sherwood.
Lee Anne.
I won't take long.
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for Mac when he was injured.
You're welcome.
You're married, aren't you? Separated.
But you have a husband.
What is it that you want from me, Lee Anne? I've known him nearly all my life, Mrs.
Sherwood.
Since before high school.
And what happened to him, it really messed me up, and I just thought you should know I am going to win him back.
Joan! We've got to go.
The Holdens are about to leave.
Honey? Sweetheart? I'm a soldier.
I knew this day would come.
I just didn't know it would come so soon.
I can't do it, Roland.
I can't do it.
I would miss everything.
Her first words, her first steps.
What are you talking about? I'm going to be deployed to Iraq.
- TREVOR: Anything else? - No.
I think we're just about done.
- Thank you.
- Never wanted this day to come.
You have to send us postcards.
I know it's retro, but you have to.
- I'll flood all your mailboxes.
- Here they are.
You will need to send plenty of photos of our goddaughter.
Absolutely.
- Look at that face.
- Sara Elizabeth.
All right.
It's time.
- Emmalin! Come down, please! - I'll go get her.
She's been in her room talking with her friends all day.
We're going to have to have that cell phone surgically removed from her ear.
Emmalin! Emmalin? Emmalin? Emmalin? Emmalin.
Oh, my God.
Michael! Emmalin's not in her room.
- She took her backpack.
- What's going on? - Have you tried her cell? - Here.
I'll do it.
- I'll go look around the yard.
- ROXY: I'll check around back.
CLAUDIA JOY: Where could she be? (CELL PHONE RINGING)