Army Wives s03e13 Episode Script

Duty to Inform

Previously on Army Wives Trevor, I think you'd make an excellent recruiter.
A recruiter? Did you help out with that car accident on Route 12 tonight? Yes, sir.
I was one of the responders on the scene.
Thank you.
That was my wife.
Uh-huh, appreciate that.
But the person you should really thank is her.
If she hadn't been there to stop that bleeding, your wife Well, it might have been a different story.
I wish Chase were home.
I don't know how you put up with it.
Not knowing where your husband is or when he's coming home.
- I'd go totally insane.
- You learn to live with it.
Diabetes? How is that possible? Claudia Joy takes care of herself.
I mean, she's We've been over this, Michael.
I'd like to start insulin therapy right away.
Wow.
- Car pool in T-minus two minutes! Already? Start picking up.
Hey, are you okay? It's starting to really bug me.
- What? - Chase.
He was supposed to be home two weeks ago.
Well, that's Delta, right? All the super hush-hush secret squirrel stuff, you never know what's going on.
Yeah, but he should've called, at least.
I mean, he's usually able to get a message through.
The big jerk.
Okay! Time to go! Katie, Lucas, T.
J.
, in the car.
- Hey, Lucia, how's Carlito feeling? - Much better.
Mucho mejor.
- Oh, hell.
- Keep moving.
What's going on? Somebody's dead.
It's the car that comes to tell people.
I feel like I'm going to be sick.
Yeah, it's not the way I like to start my day.
Okay, y'all! Bus is leaving.
Let's go! - Hey, we're all okay.
- Yeah.
Yeah, somebody on the next block isn't.
How's your glucose level look this morning? I thought you'd left.
Well, I wanted to see how you're doing.
Fine.
- You need to mark that.
- I know.
I have the log book.
I'll do it.
I'm still learning this stuff myself.
I'm supposed to watch.
We need to show Emmalin how to do it.
Get her up to speed.
Okay.
It can wait, right? Just following doctor's orders.
Supposed to keep kits in multiple places.
I know, Michael.
I heard the doctor.
I'm not deaf.
You tell your friends? No.
- Why not? - I'll do it when I'm ready.
Look, this isn't a group activity, Michael.
It It's my body.
How I handle this is up to me.
I'd really appreciate some privacy right now.
Okay.
Sorry.
Mmm-hmm.
Okay.
One, two, three.
I'm getting better at crepes, don't you think? Well, the way you keep cooking fancy breakfasts like that, they're going to drum me out of the Army for being too fat and too happy.
No, I'm not worried.
- What's the special occasion? - No special occasion, just wanted to try out a new recipe.
Well, maybe you should do something nice for yourself for a change.
I like cooking.
What else you got going today? I am filling in for Claudia Joy at an FRG meeting, I have a care package to send to Jeremy.
- Really? - Yeah.
Second one this week.
He's going to get tagged for being a mama's boy.
Didn't you say you loved all the packages I sent you when you were overseas? - Well, yes, that's true, but - So, who's your mama? Ow! Close your eyes.
- Oh, no.
What now? - Just close them, woman.
- Yes, sir.
- Okay.
Picture, if you will, a serene stretch of beach.
After an incredible seafood dinner, we're walking back to our romantic Hey, your eyes aren't closed.
- Roland, I'm busy.
- Yeah, yeah.
It can wait.
- Are you picturing? - Yes.
You, me, beach, dinner.
Go.
Okay.
We're walking No.
We're strolling back to our ocean retreat where champagne chills in a silver bucket by our four-poster bed, as in this photograph.
I'm assuming I can open my eyes without penalty? Affirmative.
I've got a sitter all lined up for Sara Elizabeth.
Now, I was hoping for two nights away, but since you're so close to deployment, I will settle for one.
Babe, it's amazing.
Lord knows I'd love to get away from the flagpole for a day, but I can't.
Well, not even for one night? I've just got too much work to do.
I'm sorry, babe.
It's lovely.
We'll do it when I get back, I promise.
Sure.
It's a date.
CAPPl: Update your maps, LeBlanc.
I want you to mark every center of influence and then update those once a month.
The trick to this job is just getting your face out in the community and then telling them your Army story.
Here's your business cards.
Sweet.
- Get rid of them as fast as you can.
- Got it.
For some reason, my Brigade Commander feels that you're going to boost our numbers, so don't let him down.
- I won't, Sergeant.
- I know you won't because in order to do that, you'd have to let me down first and nobody lets me down.
I don't care how many decorations you got in your drawer.
You bring me two recruits a month or your ass is grass.
- We clear? - Crystal.
- Sorry.
I'm sorry.
You okay? - Yeah.
Sorry, I was in a hurry.
I didn't see you.
No worries.
Paul? Paul Broman? It's Pamela Moran, Chase's wife.
How long's the unit been back? Listen, Pamela.
You didn't see me here, okay? I'm sorry.
What are you talking about? What's going on? Where's Chase? Listen, our unit's not back, I wasn't here and you didn't see me.
I'm sorry.
So, nobody in Delta will tell me anything.
Of course, that's their official position on everything, including the weather.
What are the other Delta wives saying? That their husbands aren't home, either.
At least that's what they're saying.
Hey, don't get all paranoid on me now.
I have every reason to be paranoid.
I have never seen a member of Chase's team come home alone.
And this guy was hurt, too.
And he wouldn't talk to me.
I wasn't even supposed to know that he was there or here, whatever.
It was It was creepy.
So, what did creepy guy's wife say? Nothing.
Creepy guy's divorced.
Oh.
Something's happened, Roxy.
I can feel it.
Something bad.
Hi, may I speak to Holly Walters, please? Do you know when she'll be back in? Okay.
Thank you very much.
Flying with a helicopter crew, learning a new language or even becoming a photojournalist, the Army provides that opportunity.
- Hey.
I'm Sergeant LeBlanc.
- I'm just here for some brochures.
Well, then you've come to the right place.
We've got info on a wide variety of Army careers available and I can give you a test right now and see what job you'd be right for.
- Got what I need.
- No, hold on.
Let me get you a card and you can give me a call if you Thanks.
Right.
Tell me you got that prospect's deets before he left.
- He just wanted a brochure.
- Are you kidding me? LeBlanc, a guy that walks into a station already has more than half his mind made up of whether he's going to sign.
He just needs someone to tell him that he's right.
Got it.
What kind of T-shirt was the guy wearing? College of Charleston.
That's your opening.
Go straight to the GI bill, student loan, ROTC.
- Roger that.
- Instead, our guy is dropping in on the Navy or the Marine Corps, for crying out loud, where even a jarhead knows better than to let a prime prospect like that walk out the door without at least a cell phone and an e-mail.
- I'll do better next time.
- I hope so.
Come in.
Ready to debrief on my Pentagon trip, sir.
For their whole lives, my grandfather and father only bought American cars.
Is that so, sir? Flew the flag every day of the year, proudly sang the national anthem at ball games.
Sorry.
I've got to buy a new car and it's got me thinking.
There was a time I would've died happy if I'd gotten my hands on a '69 Pontiac GTO.
Dual exhausts, hood tachometer, Hurst shifter.
That's the one.
Now Pontiac's out of business and I'm thinking hybrid.
Hmm.
- Times change.
- That they do.
- Hey, how's Denise? - She's very well, thank you.
Very well.
She's, you know, she's a little sore, but I just wish I could've been here when the accident happened.
Well, I'm just grateful Denise was with Claudia Joy.
I don't know many people who could've done what she did.
- Do what, exactly, sir? - She didn't tell you? The paramedic said my wife could've bled to death if Denise hadn't been there.
All Denise told me was the ambulance arrived pretty quick.
She's too modest.
She saved Claudia Joy's life.
I'll be stopping by Joanne's this afternoon.
I'll let everyone know when she's ready for company.
- Hey, I thought I was covering for you.
- I'm feeling better.
Claudia Joy, you should be resting.
If I needed rest, I'd be resting.
Now, we've got a full agenda.
Let's get started.
Pamphlet? No? That's cool.
Hey, man, you want a pamphlet? How about your buddy? Does he want a pamphlet? Dude, no? Hey, do you want a Thanks.
Hey, ladies, how's it going? So, you guys like running, huh? That's great.
I'm Sergeant Trevor LeBlanc, US Army.
No? Well, did you know that the Military Academy has its own track and field team, the Black Knights? - Yeah, we're busy.
- No, I can see that.
Just give me five minutes of your time and I can tell you - how the Army can change your life.
We don't have five minutes.
Okay, that's fine.
One minute then.
Look, the Army has over 150 occupational specialties - and Let's hit it.
Hey, look! Just take the card, all right? Our station's over on Spring Street.
You've probably passed it a million times.
- Intervals, go! - Just Good Lord.
Here! You crazy.
Emmalin? Emmalin! - Oh, my God.
Mom, you scared me.
- What's going on? Well, I downloaded all this stuff on cooking and diabetes, what you should and shouldn't have in the house, and I'm clearing out most of the major sugar-added products.
Put it back.
But, Mom, a lot of this stuff you can't have anymore.
I understand that, but throwing away this much food is wasteful.
I'm not throwing it away.
I'm taking it to the food bank.
Your father likes these things, so do you.
You don't have to go without just because I have to.
I talked to Dad about it and he's on board.
You know, it's part of my master plan to take the Holden family organic.
- Cut out processed foods.
- Put it back, please! Emmalin, I'm sorry, but this is my kitchen.
I appreciate the thought, but I do know how to exercise self-control and I like things the way I like them.
We'll talk about this later.
I'm late.
It's supposed to rain this weekend.
Won't give us any relief from the heat, but at least it's a change.
Of course, it rains, you got two options.
You keep the kids cooped up all day or let them play in the mud.
Hannah.
Hi.
Did you hear anything? No.
Thanks for trying.
You bet.
Bye.
- It's time for car pool.
- Yeah, me, too.
Hey, are you going to be okay? Pamela! Yeah, I'm okay.
I mean, what choice do I have? And you've never been arrested, right, Ben? No unpaid parking tickets in the glove compartment? - No, sir.
- Okay.
Well, if you score as high on the real test as you did the practice one, you're definitely in the alpha range.
- Is that good? - Man, that's great.
I mean, with these test scores right here, we can go online and reserve your Army job today.
Today? Wow.
Um, that's That's fast.
Well, of course, you've got to pass your physical and go through some additional screening process, but, basically, yeah, it's fast.
Once we reserve that MOS, you know, the job that you choose, you got seven days to enlist.
Yeah.
Um I don't know.
I mean, I'm about to get married and all - Congratulations.
- Thanks.
But my girl, well, to be honest, she doesn't even know I'm down here.
You know, she hears "Army," she only thinks about me getting killed, you know? You You know what? I've got an idea.
Why don't we go to dinner on the Army's dime, you and your fiancée, me and the wife, and, you know, we can talk about it.
- Yeah? - Absolutely.
Sometimes it's just better for a woman to hear it from another woman, you know? - Sure.
- Yeah? - Why not? - Great.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- It was no big deal, Frank.
- No big deal? Since when is saving somebody's life no big deal? And were you ever planning on telling me? I didn't give you every detail over the phone because I didn't want you to worry.
You made it sound like a fender-bender, love.
If I'd known you could've died, I'd have come home.
I know, which is why I didn't tell you.
Look, I walked away with hardly a scratch and then, I don't know, it just didn't come up.
Well, I am damn proud of you.
Pure reaction and training.
Just like the Army.
Look, I've been, you know, turning this whole thing over in my mind and I It's not that I don't appreciate everything you do around here, the way you spoil me and all, but I just don't want us to fall back into old habits.
If I've learned anything from all we've been through, it's that we both need lives outside of the house.
What are you saying? I think you should get back into nursing.
That's funny because I've been thinking the same thing.
- Really? - Yeah, well, not nursing, exactly.
Paramedic work.
I just didn't know how you'd feel about that.
I'm all for it.
After the accident, it made me realize how much I miss being able to help.
I made some calls and I'm already qualified to be a paramedic.
Essentially, I just need a few months of ride-alongs to get certified.
- I know you'll do just great.
- Thanks.
Mmm-hmm.
- Now can I put dinner on the table? - Yes, ma'am.
Roland? Want champagne, Mrs.
Burton? Why, I believe I will, Dr.
Burton.
What's going on? If the Lieutenant Colonel can't come to the ocean, then the ocean must come to Lieutenant Colonel.
You brought me the ocean? It took some effort, but, yes.
The ocean, dinner and Ooh! Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh.
Just wanted to tempt you.
That's dessert.
Hmm.
This is inspired.
This, my darling, is what the trendsetters refer to as a "stay-cation.
" - "Stay-cation"? - Precisely.
All the pleasures of a trip in the confines of one's own home.
Sara Elizabeth is sleeping, a seafood extravaganza is prepared and, as an appetizer - Hello.
- Oysters.
- Roland, you have outdone yourself.
- No, that will be after dessert.
Hmm.
Give me 10 minutes to change.
I'll give you five.
So, when are you due, Maricela? Seven weeks.
- Is this your first? - Yeah.
- We're going to name him Ben Jr.
- Really? Dude, that's awesome.
You know, it'll be a lot less expensive if you decide to have the baby in an Army hospital.
You know, with all the benefits.
- Really? - Oh, yeah, the medical's great.
Our kids are totally covered for everything.
Medical, dental - Eyeglasses.
- Hear that? That's great.
And they got classes for expectant moms and for how to handle babies your first six months.
You name it, they got a class for it.
And if you get in an accident or something, the Army is all over it.
- Like when Trevor got shot up in Iraq - Hey, why don't we order? Okay.
Julia, three shrimp, two gumbos and a grilled cheese for the pregnant lady.
What was I saying? Oh, yeah, the medical benefits.
- Show them your scar, babe.
- Rox, I don't His shoulder was so messed up, we thought he was going to be discharged, but then the Army gave him top-notch physical therapy so he could heal enough to be re-deployable.
- Who could that be? - I'll get it! - No! - Why not? Katharine Eileen Moran, do not answer that door.
- Who is it, Mom? - I don't know, but I'm not expecting anyone and I don't want to talk to anyone right now.
Mom? Just ignore it, okay? Just do your homework, okay? - Yeah, but I'm scared.
- Me, too.
Okay.
Come here.
All right.
Listen, there is nothing to be scared of, okay? Whoever that is, they're just going to go away.
See? Can I see who it was? No, no.
Just do your homework, okay? Please? Roland? Hmm? Can we not turn and just sway? Mmm.
Swaying is good for me.
Baby, I want to lie down.
That sounds good.
I need to lie down.
Oh, no.
- Oh, no? Oh, God! - Oh, God? Ooh.
Oh, no.
Whoa.
Whoa.
Sweetheart? - Whoa, what's up? Did Chase call? - No.
Who's with the kids? I dropped them at Carleen's, next door.
- What happened? What's wrong? - My doorbell.
Somebody rang the bell and I flipped out in front of the kids.
I thought it was the Casualty Notification officers at my door like this morning.
- Oh, my God.
Pamela.
- And I wouldn't answer.
And I know this sounds crazy, but I can't go home until after notification hours.
I can't shake this feeling, Roxy.
Something's not right with Chase.
I know it.
Okay.
Okay.
It's okay.
I said I was sorry last night.
What more do you want? Don't shake your head at me.
What was I supposed to do with that poor girl, lie? No, but come on, Rox.
Telling them about when I got shot? You did get shot.
They don't call you a hero for nothing.
Yeah, but you didn't have to tell them everything, babe.
I still got a job to do here.
Excuse me, but there is plenty that I didn't tell them, like why I was out until 2 a.
m.
Comforting my best friend because she thinks her husband's dead.
- What? What's going on with Chase? - I don't know.
Pamela says he was supposed to be home, like, two weeks ago and hasn't called.
Then she ran into someone from his unit who freaked her out.
- But there's been nothing official.
- No.
Well, until the Army says otherwise, he's fine.
Oh, come on, Trevor, I know you're a recruiter now, but that doesn't mean you have to drink the Kool-Aid.
Hey.
Hey! What's that supposed to mean? It means the Army never tells you anything it doesn't want you to hear, just like you, apparently.
Roland.
She'll get tired and go back to sleep.
- Roland.
- My love? I'll pay you 50 bucks to go get that baby.
- You brought the oysters.
- Oh, God.
You get the baby.
You are merciless and unforgiving.
This tile is so cool.
This tile is my friend, my only friend.
You're not eating? In case you haven't noticed, Dad, if you try to do anything around here that Mom's used to doing, like serving breakfast, she bites your head off.
Go ahead, start without me! - We don't mind waiting! - No, really, don't wait! Great, now she's going to be mad if we don't eat.
Em, until your mother gets her routine down, her sugar levels are really going to affect her moods.
It's nothing you're doing wrong.
It's an adjustment, that's all.
I know, but I'll be glad when this part's over.
Well, that makes two of us.
Grits? Mmm.
Perfect.
Okay.
Absolutely fantastic.
This is what I don't need.
This Oh, God.
I don't have time for this.
Of course.
Roxy, hi.
How are you? Oh.
Absolutely, I'll be there.
Yeah, whatever Whatever Pamela needs.
All right, sweetheart.
Bye.
Damn it.
Okay.
Here we go.
One, two Read your report on last night's fiasco.
What did we learn from this? That I need to send my wife to Fort Jackson for training? Mmm-mmm.
Don't put this off on her.
This is your screw-up.
Using a spouse to close the deal is not a bad idea, but she has to be prepped, LeBlanc.
You don't know my wife.
Watch and learn, rookie.
Hello, young lady, what can I help you find out about the Army today? I'm here to see him.
Hi.
Do you want to sit down? You got your minute.
You know, it's a little stuffy in here.
Why don't we take a walk? Okay.
- You're a fast runner.
- Faster than you, anyway.
Okay.
Now that wasn't a fair fight.
- So, what's your name? - Kanessa.
Kanessa Jones.
I'm Trevor.
- LeBlanc? - LeBlanc.
So, what can I tell you about the Army, Kanessa? I don't know.
I ain't buying no used car.
Mostly just wanted to see if you was crazy or not.
Right.
Well, I'm not crazy.
I just like the Army, that's all.
Now I guess some people would call that crazy, but it's taken me places I never dreamed of.
Do you want to see the world, Kanessa? I don't know.
I only been in South Carolina.
Well, I went to Atlanta once, when I was three.
You been there? No.
It's big.
You thought about what you want to do after high school? Work, I guess.
I got nieces and nephews, help take care of them.
Is that what you want to do? Where I'm from, people don't just up and decide things 'cause that's what they want to do.
- How old are you? - 18 next month.
Okay, this is your time, Kanessa.
You've got to start making decisions for yourself because when I saw you yesterday, I got this feeling like you were looking for a way out of here, a ticket to something better.
Am I right? The Army can give you those choices you never thought you had.
Listen, I'm starting a candidate PT group soon.
- PT? - Physical Training.
Early morning, before school.
We'll be working out Army-style.
Come by, check it out, tell me what you think.
- I ain't signing no paper.
- Don't have to.
And if I don't like it, I ain't sticking around.
That's cool.
It's just a test drive.
No obligation to buy.
What do you say? - Okay, LeBlanc.
- It's LeBlanc.
Right.
LeBlanc.
Yeah, I I know I wouldn't ask if it wasn't I called Roland, left a voicemail.
He called me.
They're both home sick as a dog.
Food poisoning, poor things.
- Oh, yuck.
I really appreciate it.
Well, I'm glad y'all could come over and make some calls.
Of course.
We all know what it's like waiting to hear about your husband.
I may have some news.
Thanks, Jenny, can I Can I call you back? What? I stood up too fast.
I just spoke to the deputy administrator at Mercer and he said doctors were dispatched to the Special Ops medical clinic four days ago to assist with a returning Delta unit.
- Four days ago? - Now it's highly confidential, but I understand there were some major injuries.
He couldn't give me any patient names, of course, but at least it's something.
- Well, I'm going there.
- I'll go with you.
What, to the Special Ops compound? - Will they even let you past the gate? - Oh, yeah, they will! I don't want to get this friend of mine in any trouble, so please don't mention where you heard this, okay? - Of course not.
Thank you.
- I'll drive.
We'II We'll lock the door.
The cookies are still baking.
But call us! We will.
Claudia Joy! Are you Are you okay? What? What do you need? The juice.
- Juice.
Juice.
Yes.
There.
Here.
Stupid.
- Eat this.
You'll be fine in just a minute.
Here.
Okay? - I'm so embarrassed.
I'm sorry.
- No, no, no.
It'll just take a moment.
Why didn't you tell me? It's okay.
Honey.
Look, I am the wife of Sergeant First Class Chase Moran and I demand to see him! As I explained, ma'am, I cannot let you inside the compound without your husband present.
I told you, he's in there! How can he be present if he's already inside? This is insane! Do you realize how insane this is? Excuse me.
Maybe you could just reassure my friend that her husband really is in there? I apologize, ma'am, but I'm not authorized to confirm or deny the presence of any military personnel inside the Special Ops compound.
I really am sorry.
Okay.
Listen, I need you to pick up Katie and Lucas at school and keep them at your house for me tonight, okay? - Can you do that? - Of course.
What are you going to do? They can call the MPs.
I'm staying right here.
Got it.
Good luck.
Thanks.
Well, I guess we'll just wait.
I had an apple in my purse I meant to eat.
I just got busy and forgot.
You can't afford to forget your meals.
You have to monitor your glucose levels and your diet because once you inject the insulin, you run the risk of Hypoglycemia, I know, not enough sugar.
When were you diagnosed? Right after the accident.
At the hospital they ran a blood panel.
You think it had something to do with what happened? I don't know.
Maybe.
I thought I was just tired, but I never would have driven if I had any idea - I know.
- Denise, I'm I'm God, I'm sorry.
Don't apologize.
You didn't know.
But now that you do, when are you going to tell people? I don't plan on making a public announcement.
That's not what I'm talking about.
I mean your friends.
I'm not telling anyone.
- This is a private matter, Denise.
- Yeah, but you can't keep it a secret.
- Why not? - Because it's dangerous.
Because people need to know in case you get into trouble, like what happened today.
Look, I appreciate your concern, but you're not my doctor.
No, I'm just your best friend and I'm a registered nurse and I'm telling you that this is a mistake.
What happened today was my fault.
It won't happen again.
And how do you know that? I can't have people staring at the general's wife wondering if she's going to pass out in public.
- It's not like that.
- This is my problem, Denise.
I'll handle it my way, okay? I really don't want you mentioning this to anyone.
- Claudia Joy - I mean it.
People don't need to know every detail of my private life.
Can we talk about something else? More electrolytes, darling.
You think we can keep that down? I have to.
I can't miss any more work.
Oyster crackers? Don't even say the "O" word.
I'm thinking the next time we take the Lieutenant Colonel to the ocean, let's just let the ocean stay where it is.
To hell with the ocean.
I'm thinking next time we go to the desert.
I hear the Mojave is delightful this time of year.
Or we could just stay here, horizontal.
- For the right reasons.
- Exactly.
Oh! Hey, everybody.
Isn't it past your bedtime? Mom said we could.
Hey.
What's going on? - Chase.
- What? Looks like maybe he's back, possibly hurt, but nobody's talking.
So, Pamela's camping out at the compound until they tell her something definite.
- Do the kids know? - No.
I told them their mom had to visit a sick friend.
- It's awful, Trevor.
- Shh.
Come here.
I'm so glad you're home and safe.
- You still up? - Yeah.
- I love you.
- Me, too.
Are you worried about me? Do you think there's something wrong? Darling, hurry to me You have stayed away too long Ma'am? Ms.
Moran? Ms.
Moran? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm awake.
You can come with me now, ma'am.
Are you taking me to my husband? Ma'am, I'm not authorized to confirm.
Just follow me.
I am coming across so wrong I don't sound so good tonight It's not fair for me To act the way I've been Maybe it's good for you To see the way I am Chase?