Army Wives s03e01 Episode Script

Best Laid Plans

My daughter, Emmalin Holden-- Check with post security, all gates.
Contact me with anything you got.
She was ready to go.
She was happy about Brussels.
She told me she was.
You know her.
She's not gonna do anything crazy.
Exactly when did you last see her? An hour, an hour and a half ago.
You said her boyfriend's on post, right? That's probably it.
She went to say good-bye and lost track of time.
- She took her suitcase.
- Sir.
Yeah.
P.
F.
C.
Atwater was granted a 3-day pass yesterday.
Corporal Leblanc spoke with his barracks mate.
He borrowed a van to go up to Dillon, sir.
- Dillon? - Yes, sir.
It's a small town up north.
A lot of soldiers go up there to get married.
- I'm aware of that.
- Yes, sir.
We're going to Dillon.
I'll have my cell phone.
- General Holden.
- Yeah.
I know P.
F.
C.
Atwater.
With all due respect, we'd cover Dillon a lot faster-- - Get your car.
- Yes, sir.
Give me my fries.
- Oh, these fries? - Yeah, those fries.
You want 'em? Come get 'em.
- You know… - Yeah? That was the last meal we will ever have as single people.
Really? Corn dogs and french fries? That's very romantic.
Mm, it is.
We could make it a tradition.
- A tradition? - Every anniversary.
You know what? You are crazy.
Well, you're marrying me.
So what does that make you? That makes me even crazier.
Which means once we're married, your fries are my fries.
Oh, these fries? These are mine, actually.
- So no, you can't have them.
- Oh, really? they're yours now? - Leblanc? - What are you doing here? - We need to talk.
- How did you get in here? I told the manager I'm here on army business.
Yeah, well, this is personal business, Leblanc.
Get the hell out of here.
That's corporal Leblanc, private, and the problem is, this is also General Holden's personal business.
No, it's not.
I am 16! I can do what I want.
Just 'cause her dad's a General doesn't change how we feel about each other.
- And we're not doing anything wrong.
- Oh, yeah, you are.
At 16, she needs parental consent.
What do you think's gonna happen if you go through with this? We're gonna be together.
That's what's gonna happen.
So just leave us alone.
You're gonna set up house back at Fort Marshall? Drop the wife off at school? Weekend family dinners at the in-laws with brigadier General Holden? And what a great start to the honeymoon, being a.
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l.
Wait a minute.
I have a 3-day pass, right? I'm all squared away.
Unless your pass gets misplaced.
Whoops.
Now you're facing an article 15-- post restriction, extra duty, loss of pay.
No.
Hey, he is just trying to scare us.
You should be scared.
Running off with the General's 16-year-old daughter? You're gonna be a marked man.
Every officer's gonna be waiting for you to step out of line, and when you do dishonorable discharge.
Say good-bye to your college money.
Say good-bye to decent work.
A dishonorable follows you everywhere.
Don't listen to him! You do what you want.
But I know I wouldn't want to be in your shoes when the General shows up.
Oh, yeah.
He's here in Dillon right now.
No, Logan.
Logan.
We love each other.
Return to post.
Admit your mistake.
I'm sure the army will look kinder - on what's gone down here.
- Logan.
Logan, this is not a mistake! Okay? We love each other, and we planned this.
- Please.
- I can't.
I can't.
I'm sorry.
What are you doing? - Logan! - Sir, I've got her.
You're being unreasonable, Michael.
There's nothing in the house.
- We can't stay there.
- We'll manage.
We can stay at visitors' quarters.
No.
I want this contained.
It's one night.
We'll make do.
Did I leave lights on? Over here.
Oh, you guys.
I don't believe this.
Trevor called.
Yeah, it's not much, but There's some food in the fridge, breakfast stuff.
We just grabbed what we could.
Everybody, I I think we should go.
- I can't believe you did all this.
- Yes, thank you, all of you.
- Thanks.
- Good night.
Good night.
Michael? Emmalin, unlock this door right now! Right now! What you did tonight was inexcusable.
It was What you put your mother through You are gonna stay in this room until we leave for Brussels.
You understand me? I am not going, and you can't make me.
Lock this door again, and I will kick it down.
- Michael-- - She's going.
End of story.
Okay, start wrappin' it up.
Time for school! - Shotgun! - Shotgun! - I said it first.
- No.
- Did, too! mom? - Katie, you get to ride shotgun.
- Yeah! - That is so unfair.
Come on.
The shotgun wars.
Right up there with toothbrush wars and who-gets-what-color-vitamin wars.
But I guess the upside is, 6-year-old problems are a whole lot easier to solve - than teenager problems.
- Seriously.
Emmalin's starting to remind me of me at that age, and that ain't good.
Yeah.
Hey, what's up with Collin and the restaurant now? He still wants to buy me out.
- That guy sounds like a creep.
- Oh, he is.
I can't believe he's Betty's nephew.
You know, it's funny that she never mentioned him before she died.
Well, every family has its black sheep.
Yeah.
I suppose.
All I know is I'm not selling him my half of the bar.
That's for damn sure.
Well, 30 grand is a lot of dough.
"A," Collin could sell it for three times that much.
And "b," I don't trust that skunk farther than I can throw him, and "c," it's my bar.
So he can stick his offer where the sun don't shine.
- Okay, got it.
- Here.
I'm gonna have a lawyer check out the deed that Betty gave me and make sure it's legit.
Well, don't faint when you get that bill.
I know.
Trevor's gonna kill me.
All right.
Seat belts.
- The light is on.
- What light? The red one.
- It's usually red, isn't it? - No, it's never red.
What does it mean? It means we are gonna be late if we don't burn rubber.
Don't take your eyes off her for a second.
I mean it.
Our flight is confirmed for tonight.
Wheels up at 2130.
- I know.
- We're gonna be on it, Claudia Joy-- all of us.
You should come downstairs, eat something.
Not hungry.
Emmalin, I know you're angry.
But you have to understand, we're angry, too.
We're very angry.
You lied to us-- not once, not twice, but over and over for days after we trusted you.
We allowed you to keep seeing Logan.
I'm looking at you, and I'm trying to recognize you, and I can't.
What happened to the daughter I thought I was raising-- the one with good judgment, good values? Please help me understand.
Sweetheart? I'm not going to Brussels.
Jeremy.
My unit's about to move out, sir.
I know what you think you saw back there, but that's not what happened.
Yes, sir.
Look, drop the "sir," okay? This isn't soldier-to-soldier.
This is man-to-man now.
- She spend the night with you? - Yes, she did, - but nothing happened.
- Right.
Do you want the truth, or do you want to hold on to that attitude? Now Major Davis and I are colleagues.
I've been going through some personal stuff, Jeremy, and I shared some of that with her, and it was inappropriate.
- I can't do this.
I'm sorry.
- Frank, there's nothing wrong.
No, there is something wrong.
Separated or not I mean, separated or not, it's wrong.
We ended up spending the whole night just talking.
Only talking.
That's all there was to it.
Now I've never lied to you, Jeremy.
And I'm not about to start now.
So what "stuff" have you been going through? Yeah, I suppose I owe you that.
- Your mother and I are separated.
- What? It's not official, not with lawyers and all that crapola.
We just didn't feel it was fair to you to tell you just before you shipped out.
Why? What happened? Honestly, I don't know how to answer that question.
I really don't.
Mom wanted this? Saddle up! Comms check's in one minute! I'm on patrol.
You're better off not thinking about that out here.
Not on a mission.
Hoo-ah? Hoo-ah.
You just worry about yourself, son.
All right? Yes, sir.
Get going.
She won't talk, won't come out of her room, just refuses to budge.
Maybe Michael will consider postponing the trip a few more days just to let tempers cool? Denise, in all our years of marriage, I've never seen him this angry or determined.
What about Roland? He's got a good relationship with Emmalin, right? Maybe he could talk to her.
Hospital.
Denise Sherwood.
I'm not on call today, and Oh, I see.
Okay.
I'm on my way.
Administrative meeting.
Can you believe it? - Go.
- But I feel like I should-- No, I'm calling Roland.
I am.
Go.
I'll be fine.
Okay.
- We'll talk later.
- Okay.
Nurse Sherwood, sit down, please.
What's going on? It's about your behavior regarding a certain patient-- Corporal Riley McCadden.
We have reports from hospital employees suggesting you're involved in an intimate relationship with Corporal McCadden.
Is it true? Are you involved with this patient? Yes.
When you were hired at Mercer, you signed a code of conduct agreement which holds civilian employees to the same standards as military personnel.
Is this your signature? Yes.
Then you acknowledge your actions are grounds for termination.
You're firing me? No, nurse Sherwood.
You fired yourself.
You will be escorted to your locker to clear out your things.
Understood? Dismissed.
One more thing.
Your husband and I served together in Kosovo.
He's an exemplary soldier, and I find your behavior while he's risking his life for this country deplorable.
- You open? - Couple of hours.
We do make exceptions for good-looking redheads.
Nice.
How about a drink? What's your pleasure? Surprise me.
I'm gonna make you the house special.
I'm Collin, by the way.
I know.
Pamela.
I'm a friend of Roxy's.
Let me guess.
Roxy sent you over here to plead her case.
Nope.
I'm here on my own.
But I am curious.
You seem like a nice guy.
Why be so hard on her? Hard? I made her a generous offer.
$30,000? Get serious.
It's actually $20,000 now.
What? I've been taking a closer look at the books.
Your friend really overspent trying to build this place up.
It's bleeding cash.
Roxy doesn't want to sell.
This place means everything to her.
What can I do? I mean, this is my late aunt Betty's place.
I have an obligation to see that it's managed correctly.
Oh, please.
Betty loved Roxy like a daughter, and we never heard her mention you.
She'd be rolling over in her grave if she knew yowere planning to throw Roxy out.
- Sorry you feel that way.
- No, you're not.
Betty wanted Roxy to run this place as long as she felt like it.
I guess she bet on the wrong horse then, didn't she? And by the way Betty's dead.
Enjoy that drink.
- Hello? - Mom? Jeremy.
Are you okay? Dad told me that He told me you're separated.
We didn't want to tell you while you were deployed, and Did something happen?/i> It's complicated.
So that's it? You and dad are through? I don't know.
Just know that whatever happens, we are fine, and we'll always be here for you.
I gotta go, mom.
I love you.
I love you, too.
She wouldn't talk to me.
At all? Nothing? Only that she's not going to Brussels.
Claudia Joy, this situation it's potentially serious.
Emmalin ran off to marry a guy she barely knows.
I get that it's serious, Roland.
No, that's--that's not what I'm talkin' about.
Did Emmalin ever really grieve for her sister? - Of course.
- No, what I mean is, did she talk about it within the family? Did she talk to you? Yeah.
Did we talk enough? Did we talk too much? I don't know.
I know that I think about it all the time.
- I know my door was always open-- - I'm not judging, Claudia Joy.
I can't imagine the depths of your suffering and Emmalin, too.
I thought she was doing okay.
I know.
I know.
Emmalin's done a good job covering up her feelings, possibly too good a job.
Unresolved grief is cumulative.
It builds up.
You put a lid on it, sooner or later, it's gonna blow.
Running off to marry that soldier-- she was just trying to get some control back over her life.
She wanted to write a happy ending to a very sad story.
Nobody knows your daughter better than you, claudia Joy.
Trust that.
Yeah.
- Thanks, Roland.
- Yeah.
Okay.
How's, uh, how's that little goddaughter of mine? Oh, she pees, she poops, she eats.
- She's good.
- I remember.
It's Pamela.
Hey, Pamela.
What? No, I hadn't heard.
Sure.
I can meet you over there in, say 15 minutes.
Right.
What is it? Denise.
You really should get that looked at.
Ya think? I've been a little busy, guys.
Why don't you give it a rest? What's going on? What are you guys doing here? We didn't know if you'd heard.
There's a really stupid rumor going around.
- We don't believe it.
- A rumor? Yeah, it's really stupid.
People are saying you got fired from Mercer.
For having sex with a patient.
You need to attack this thing head-on.
Damn straight.
Best defense is a kick-ass offense.
- You gotta find out who started it.
- And duct tape their piehole.
And then you gotta be proactive.
Go to the next F.
R.
G.
meeting.
Remember last year with Lenore and Claudia Joy? Same thing.
Yeah, and that got handled.
We gotta do the same thing.
It's true.
What? I said it's true.
I'm late.
I can't talk right now.
What the hell just happened? Hey.
There you are.
Hey, Denise.
I know Lee Ann went to see you yesterday, and I'm sorry.
It's okay.
Is she still here? Me and her had a long talk and I We decided to get back together.
Look, telling you this believe me, it's like the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my entire life.
Lee Ann was my first love-- before you, my only love.
Now when I got back from Iraq, I You know the story.
Look, I don't expect you to understand.
I mean, I don't even understand it myself.
Hell, I mean, I'm looking at you, Denise, and I love you.
And I'm standing here, and I don't know if I'm doing the right thing or if I'm making the biggest mistake of my life.
Look, I hate how this sounds, but I will always be grateful for our time together.
Not a day is gonna go by that I won't-- You don't need to say anymore, okay? You take care of yourself, okay? - All fixed? - No, Roxy.
It's not all fixed.
The cylinder head's cracked.
Is that bad? Yeah.
That's bad.
If it's just a crack, can't you, like, I don't know, glue it or somethin'? No, you can't "glue it or somethin'.
" The engine's shot, babe.
How could you drive around with the engine light on? It wasn't really that long.
When the gas light goes on, you don't have to put gas in the tank that minute.
There's a grace period.
A new engine's gonna cost 1,500 bucks, and that's money we don't have right now, babe.
Is this gonna be something I want to hear? Because if it's more about Major Sherwood's wife, you've told me-- No, it's not about that.
I talked to a lawyer today.
A lawyer? What for? You know-- Collin, the bar.
This guy says that the deed's a little sketchy, but if Collin were to take us to court, that we'd probably win.
So all we need right now is a little, itty-bitty retainer.
And how much is a "little, itty-bitty retainer"? It's $2,000.
That's it.
It's time to cut our losses.
You go back there, you take Collin's No! Why should I walk away when I'm the one who worked my butt off in the first place? And by the way, the offer's $20,000 now.
This is the last credit card we got, and a rebuilt engine should just about max that out.
After that, we got nada.
You understand? That's no wiggle room, Rox, at all.
- Want company? - Sit.
Congrats, Frank.
I hear you're being considered for that special op.
We'll see.
You kidding me? Wallace likes you.
I think you'll get the nod.
I'm sorry about that other thing.
I know we've talked about it before, what can happen stateside, but when it happens to you there's nothing anyone can say.
Come again? - Your wife.
- What about my wife? - Start making sense, Bryce.
- Frank, I am really sorry.
Just forget I said anything, all right? - I just thought you knew.
- No.
Now sit down and tell me what's goin' on-- all of it.
Detective Ryan.
Try and have a little enthusiasm, would you, Mike? - Who is this? - It's Moran, you jackass.
Pammy! Is that really you? No, it's Heidi Klum.
Who else would it be? Cut me some slack, huh? I was up all night in southie on a stakeout.
You rember those, don't you, before you became a lady of leisure? Yeah.
How's about I leisure over the three tubs of dirty laundry staring me in the face? Hey, are you in town? Nope.
I'm still in Charleston.
Listen, I need a favor.
You still have access to the crime lab, right? Yeah.
I need you to push something through for me.
Michael, we need to talk.
If this involves anything other than us getting on a plane, I don't want to hear about it.
You can't dig in like this.
You can't shut me out.
You have no idea the hoops I had to jump through today because of that girl.
- I do.
- You do? - I do, and I have a proposal.
- What is that? - I stay here with Emmalin? - No.
Just so she can finish the school year in Charleston.
Are you out of your mind? Absolutely not! - Michael, hear me out, please.
- I've heard all I need to hear.
The answer is no.
We are going to Brussels together.
- Why are you fighting me on this? - Keep your voice down! My voice is fine just as it is.
Emmalin is in a really bad place right now.
She needs stability.
What she needs is to do exactly what we say.
- This discussion is over.
- And what exactly do you intend to do when the driver comes tonight, drag her out by her hair? If I have to, yes.
Perfect.
And if she runs away in Brussels, then what? Emmalin is not gonna be rewarded for holding this family hostage! I'm not talking about a reward.
I'm talking about what makes sense.
And what makes sense is to remember what we always said-- that we would never, no matter what, break this family up.
Things have changed, Michael.
Being apart might be the only way to keep the family together.
What's happened here is my fault.
What are you talking about? After Amanda, I thought I'd try and soften my approach with Emmalin, give her more freedom, more space.
I went against my instincts, and now we're all paying for it.
But I am not gonna make the same mistake twice.
- Where are you going? - I'm going out, and when I come back, I expect everybody to be ready to go.
Our source says the target is on the move, holed up here, outside Balad.
- How confident are we in the source? - Marginally actionable, - but the target is top priority.
- Gonna be hard to get at him.
- High risk, high reward.
- What if we came in from the north? - That leaves an escape route.
- No, we insert a blocking force behind the compound while the task force implements the assault.
- Hammer and anvil.
- Yes, sir.
Permission to lead the task force, sir? Granted.
But watch yourself, Frank.
If things go south, extraction could be a problem.
- In that terrain, you could be cut off.
- Yes, sir.
Thank you, sir.
Dismissed.
Maybe we can still work this out.
I'll manage the restaurant side.
You manage the bar side.
- I don't think so.
- Why? That's what you said at first, that we'd run it together.
Yeah, and you said no.
So that offer's off the table.
Why? Because I don't want you as a partner.
Now are we gonna settle, or do you want to just drag this out? Fine.
Just give me the damn 20 thou.
I'm done with this.
It's 15 now.
Gonna cost you more to fight in court.
Take it or leave it.
You really are a son of a bitch, aren't you? I'll take that as a yes.
You know what, though? You really should be thanking me.
Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.
Whoa, whoa, sweetie.
I need you to sign this release.
Detective Paulson, Charleston police.
Douglas Kirby, you're under arrest for attempted felony larceny.
Game over.
That was an expensive drink you bought me, Dougie.
Pulled your prints off that house special that you made me.
Pulled my prints? Yeah, my friend here used to be a cop.
And I still have friends on the force.
You're not Betty's nephew.
You're a con man who worked as an orderly at Betty's hospice.
What happened, she talk about me when she was dying? - I want a lawyer.
- You need one.
- Go to hell, both of you.
- Get him out of here.
Wait, wait, wait.
There's one more thing.
That's for Betty.
That's assault.
You saw that? I want to press charges.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Come on, let's go.
- Do I get to keep this? - No.
Evidence.
Ah.
Darn.
Okay.
Thank you.
I can't lose another daughter.
Okay.
Make sure Washington gets the results of our recycling program.
Already done.
You told me yesterday.
- I did? - You did.
Good.
Sir, if I may? I just want to say good luck.
I know it isn't easy leaving your family behind.
You deploy in three months.
So they tell me.
You take good care of that little girl of yours.
Oh, one other thing-- P.
F.
C.
Atwater.
Oh, yes.
I looked into it.
Orders are coming down.
He's being P.
C.
S.
ed to Korea in a month.
Good.
I want an ocean or two between that man and my daughter.
I suppose this is it.
I'll see you downrange, Colonel Burton.
Sir.
Thank you.
Frank, you shouldn't be leading this mission.
Look I heard about your wife.
I don't see how that's any of your business.
I saw the intel on Balad.
Yould be walking into a firestorm.
Comes with the territory.
Are you sure you're in the right frame-- I'm in complete control of my senses.
In fact, I never felt better in my life.
Emmalin, your father's leaving now.
I expect you to behave while I'm gone, Emmalin.
You've got responsibilities just like everyone else in this family.
And right now, your primary responsibility is to help your mother in every possible way you can.
You hear me? Yes.
What? I said yes.
She doesn't know what she's doing right now, Michael.
- It's fine.
- I'll have her call you and give you a proper good-bye when she's feeling better.
That's not necessary.
Whatever she's going through, she adores you.
You know that.
She always has.
She's your little girl.
Driver's waiting.
I know.
Don't.
I've always taken you to the plane myself.
We can't leave Emmalin alone right now.
I love you.
Michael? You heard? I didn't know where else to go.
I can't talk right now.
I'm sorry.
I can't talk.
~ Willow's Team ~