Army Wives s03e14 Episode Script

Need to Know Basis

Previously on Army Wives 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? You tell your friends? No.
It's my body, how I handle this is up to me.
Claudia Joy! Are you Are you okay? I really don't want you mentioning this to anyone.
You can't keep it a secret.
I can't shake this feeling, Roxy.
Something's not right with Chase.
Chase? Oh, my God.
- What happened? - Helicopter crash.
Are you okay? Broken leg, a few cracked ribs.
Other than that - Why didn't you call? - They wouldn't let me.
Could you Oh, yeah.
I wasn't out of isolation.
Had to debrief.
Debrief? Why? I walked away.
That's all that matters.
- You had me really worried this time.
- Hey.
Do you want to hear some good news? The doc says I have to be home for six weeks.
- Really? - Yeah.
You do this again, and I'll kill you myself.
You got this.
Keep going.
All day.
All day.
Keep going, guys.
Sprint! Sprint! Come on.
You got this.
You got this.
All day.
Keep going.
- Eleven.
- Nice.
Sidestep, sidestep.
Come on, guys! You guys are all stacked up! Nice.
One more.
You got this.
All day, Jones.
Come on.
Nine! Nice! All right.
All right.
Everybody, fall in.
All right.
Congratulations on completing your first morning of Army PT.
Now, you stick with the program, and not only will you pass your Army physical, but you will feel stronger and more confident than you ever have in your entire life.
Martinez, how're you doing over there, buddy? - Doing good, sir.
- That's the spirit.
But, hey, don't call me "sir," all right? "Sir" is for officers.
- Doing good, Sergeant.
- Good.
I have a prize for the top-performing candidate.
A genuine government-issued PT shirt.
And the winner, 75 crunches, Kanessa Jones.
Well done, Jones.
A reminder, we have a one-mile run this afternoon at 1600 hours.
Anyone know what time that is? Martinez? I'm too tired to think, Sergeant.
Anyone? - 4:00 p.
All right, everybody, I'll see you then.
- Hey, Mom.
- Hey, Mommy! Hi, guys.
- How was your sleepover? - It was okay.
Yeah? - Where were you? Visiting a sick friend, remember? But I got some great news.
Your daddy's coming home this afternoon.
- Yes! - Yay! Can we stay home from school? Nice try.
You can see him after.
Now get in the car.
- Thank you so much.
Oh, are you kidding? I'm just glad everything's okay.
Yeah, he's really banged up, but he says he's fine, so Thank you so much for keeping me together.
Oh, of course.
Mom! See you.
Elevated pulse, shortness of breath.
Frank, can you hear me? Unresponsive.
Open airway.
Begin sternal rub.
- Lower.
- Frank.
What? Behave.
Today's my first ride-along, and I'm out of practice.
Oh, D, you can do this paramedic stuff in your sleep.
I got 500 hours to log, and I want to be the best.
Five hundred hours? Sheesh.
You can save my life, but I got to warn you, you're turning me on.
I suppose you're right.
If I don't know it by now, this isn't gonna help.
How about we practice a little mouth-to-mouth? Hmm.
- How was PT? It was outstanding.
You know that prospect I was telling you about, Kanessa Jones? - Yeah.
- She kicked ass today.
So, Rox, what's this? Um - What does it look like? - I found it in the medicine cabinet.
Well, that makes sense, 'cause that's where I keep them.
I thought we had a deal.
I don't deploy, we get pregnant.
- We talked about it.
- No, we did more than talk about it.
Isn't it time to get rid of these things? I'm just having a little trouble getting used to the idea, that's all.
- This isn't my first rodeo, you know.
- Mmm-hmm.
I know.
But this is our first chance together.
We could start right now.
Hmm? Well, I never have been able to resist a man in a wet towel.
- You should have gotten me up.
- You need some rest.
I hate to oversleep, you know that.
Claudia Joy, for once in your life, you can afford to slow down.
What's this? - Just a little something for you.
- Michael.
Open it.
It's a Medic Alert bracelet.
We knew you wouldn't go for one of those stainless steel jobs, so Emmalin and I did some research and found this on the Internet.
- Nice, huh? - Yeah, it's very sweet.
- You don't like it.
- No, it's lovely.
But? I don't want to wear it, that's all.
You heard what Dr.
Jernigan said.
Yeah, I know what she said, but that doesn't mean I have to wear one.
It's my choice.
- Claudia Joy, at some - Michael, I know you're trying to help, but I told you I'll deal with this my way.
This isn't it.
It's open.
- Morning.
Got them right over there.
It's hard to believe she's outgrown so many clothes so fast.
They sprout up like cattails.
Now, I would've taken those to the thrift store myself, but since Oh, don't worry about it.
With my boys, I'm there, like, twice a month.
Thank you.
- This looks like it was never worn.
- It wasn't.
Joan was so concerned about saving it for a special occasion that Sara Elizabeth outgrew it before she got to wear it.
- Maybe I should keep it for myself.
- I'm sorry, is there something you're not telling me? - Oh, no.
Not yet.
- But you're trying? Maybe.
I just think it would be fun to have a little girl.
Oh, perfect.
Spit up.
Hey, you want a little girl? - Oh.
- I got to change.
Roland, she's a little ripe.
Diapers are in the bag.
No, I didn't volunteer to change diapers.
Time to get back into practice.
They always disappear.
Just so you know.
Thought you had paramedic training today.
Yeah, this afternoon, - but I thought you could use a hand.
- Thanks.
You want me to handle the development report? - No, I've got it.
- I have the notes.
I'm fine, really.
Brought you a piece of my sour cream coffee cake before it disappears.
Oh, thanks, Madge.
I'm trying to watch it right now.
With your figure? Come on.
One piece won't kill you.
You know, I'll take it if she doesn't want it.
I ran out of the house without breakfast this morning.
Thanks for that.
Yeah, you really should tell people, Claudia Joy.
Okay, ladies, shall we get started? Let's start with Maggie Davis.
Maggie? - What's going on? - Why isn't Dad here? Well, that's what I want to talk to you about.
Your daddy will be home in a minute.
A friend is bringing him.
But there's something that I need to tell you.
What? Well, your daddy was in a little accident at work.
What kind of accident? He was in a helicopter, and it landed too hard, so he's got a broken leg and some bumps and bruises.
So you guys are gonna need to take it easy on him, okay? That means no roughhousing or piggybacks.
- Okay.
- Okay.
He's here! Hey! Come on.
Don't I get a hug? Mom said to take it easy.
I can still take a hug, can't I? - Won't it hurt? - No.
I'm like Iron Man.
Come here, you two.
Come here.
That's better.
- You sure you're okay? - Yeah.
I'm sure.
Great to see you, too.
Great to see you.
See you tomorrow.
I don't understand why you won't let other people know what's going on.
People don't need to know.
I won't always be here to intercept the coffee cake.
- Why is this such a big deal? - It isn't.
You and Michael want to make it a big deal, but it's not.
All right.
I give up.
I told you, I don't want people looking at me differently.
I'm not gonna let Michael down, and I'm not letting myself down, either.
Other side.
- I don't know if I can do this.
- Sure you can.
I've never run a mile before.
Just keep up the pace and you'll be done before you know it.
It's mind over matter, Martinez.
- You want to get stronger, right? - Yeah.
Well, then you will.
There's a warrior inside you.
We're just gonna set him free, all right? Hey, you seen Jones anywhere? No, sir.
No, Sergeant.
All right, everybody, fall in.
We are gonna be running one mile in an eight-minute pace.
Any questions? Good.
Fall out.
Keep going.
Single-file line.
Fall in.
Can we go to the pool now? No, we cannot go to the pool now.
We just got here.
But it's hot.
You dragged me all across hell's half-acre to get here.
Now go feed the ducks.
- Can we get some ice cream? - No.
Quit making me crazy.
Now get.
Dennis! I got it first! You're gonna break it.
No, I'm not! Give it! Y'all shut up back there! Mom, she's pushing me! - Yeah? I'm Sergeant Trevor LeBlanc from Fort Marshall.
- Don't you make me come back there! - Is Kanessa home? - No.
- She in some sort of trouble? - No, ma'am.
Is her mother home? Our mama ain't been home for a long time.
I'm Kanessa's sister.
Anything you got to say to her, you can say to me.
I'm her legal guardian.
She missed the workout this afternoon.
She ain't got time for the Army.
She has to work.
So where does she work? Look, I can find out from her high school counselor.
Burger Maid, at the bowling alley.
But don't go putting ideas in my sister's head.
She needs to help the family.
Okay, thank you for your time.
I Quit dogging it, Rison! Bad wheel, bro, thanks to you.
Me? - You fouled me, man! Incidental contact, man.
You just don't know how to shoot a jump shot.
- I saw it, man.
Clear foul.
- See? Okay, Rison, you looking for sympathy.
I guess you can take the Ma-Deuce.
Man, nah.
I don't take favors from cheaters.
Final offer.
Five, four, three Well, then again, I like to see justice prevail.
Now get your fouling candyass out of there, man.
Hey, Giron.
What're you thinking? About four more klicks to the next rally point? Yeah, just about.
- Sniper! Take cover! Quick! Quick! Quick! Quick! Move! Move! Right there! Fire! Hey! He's up there! Let's go! Over here! There's a squad up front.
Anybody got a visual? - Sniper, five o'clock! Get your friends and fire up there! Coming up the flank! All right, pull her out! Pull her out! Show's over.
Come on! Come on! Covering fire! Medic! He turned right in front of me.
I couldn't avoid him.
You can tell the police when they get here.
Excuse me.
Get vitals.
Sir? Sir, can you hear me? Airway's clear, lungs are clear.
Pupils bilaterally dilated.
Start the O2.
I got a fractured fibula.
Possible fractured talus.
Spinal mobilization.
Board coming in.
Nice work.
Seventy-four cents is your change.
Thank you.
You're number 12.
- Missed you this afternoon.
- It's not gonna work.
- Why not? - 'Cause it's not.
Is that you or your sister talking? What you talking to my sister for? Number seven.
I came to see you, your sister answered the door.
Look, I got no time for playing soldier, okay? We can work around your schedule.
We can figure something out.
And as far as money goes, once you sign up, the Army will pay for your college.
College? How about next month's electric? - Number eight.
- You get a bonus for signing, and I guarantee you Army pay beats whatever you're making here.
I'm talking about your life, Kanessa.
What do you know about my life, LeBlanc? You don't know nothing about me.
I'm willing to listen.
I got customers.
Come on, buddy.
If that's how you feel, I'm gonna need that t-shirt back.
- What? - Yeah.
See, that's government property, and if you're not gonna enlist, I need it washed and folded and back on my desk at 1500 hours tomorrow.
- That's 3:00.
- I know what 1500 is.
How can I help you? Okay, play nice.
- How's Chase doing? - Oh, he's already going stir-crazy.
Not quite up for visitors yet, but maybe in a day or two.
- How's Trevor like being a recruiter? - So far so good.
He wants us to have a kid.
Well, yeah, that was the deal, wasn't it? Well, I said I wouldn't have another kid while he was deployed.
I never said I would have a kid when he was here.
Maybe I did.
I don't know.
Do you ever think about having more kids? Oh, hell, no.
That ride is closed.
I just don't know if I'm up for it.
The swollen ankles, the morning sickness.
I was at the park earlier, and all I could see were pregnant women looking miserable.
Okay, what's really going on? What? Well, all of that stuff, the swollen ankles, the misery, I mean, that's temporary.
We both know that.
So what's really bothering you? Don't you want to have a kid with Trevor? I don't know.
I guess I don't want things to change, that's all.
What are you talking about? Our life has been so good.
And before Trevor, I was just so worried about T.
And Finn having a good home.
And now they do.
And? And what happens if there's a new baby? Oh, you think Trevor's gonna favor the new baby over T.
And Finn? I don't know.
I guess.
I don't know.
He loves those boys like they're his own, because they are.
He adopted them.
He didn't have to do that.
I know.
I'm just being silly.
My boys mean everything to me.
And to Trevor, too.
You know that he has enough love in his heart for three children.
Just don't expect him to help with midnight feedings.
I've been on that road hundreds of times.
Nothing ever happened.
I shouldn't have switched places with him.
Come on, you were helping him out.
His ankle was hurting, right? Thank you, everyone.
We're not gonna need any more blood today.
Excuse me, sir.
So, when can we see him? He's my buddy.
I'm afraid we lost him.
I'm sorry, man.
Mom, you don't have to make two meals.
We can eat what you eat.
That's okay, I don't mind.
Why should you give up what you like just because I can't have it? - You feel okay? - Just a little tired, that's all.
Don't bite my head off, Mom, but have you been monitoring your levels? - Yes, Emmalin.
I've been a good girl.
- That's not what I meant.
I know.
It's been a long day.
I'm gonna take this upstairs, if you don't mind.
- I can do it, Mom.
- I'm fine.
Just be patient.
She's having a hard time dealing with this.
Yeah, well, so am I.
- So, how did it go today? - I loved it.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
My supervisor said that I performed as if I had been doing it for years.
Well, there you go, D.
I'm proud of you.
Thank you.
I'm proud of me, too.
I got it.
- Colonel Sherwood.
How are you, Son? - Hey, Jeremy.
- Hey, Mom.
All quiet down range? Not exactly.
We had a sniper on patrol today, and my buddy got He got killed.
Jeremy, I'm so sorry.
He was my best friend.
- Did you get the sniper? - We got him, Dad.
- Are you okay? - I'm fine.
It could have been me.
I mean, two minutes before, I was up in the turret and No, you can't go down that road.
You hear? Could be anyone, anytime.
You know that.
You're still coming home, right? We were both coming home.
One more week.
Jeremy, listen to me.
I've been there.
I'm sorry about your buddy.
- What was his name? - Rison.
- Private Mark Rison.
- Okay.
But right now, you got to let it go.
All right? - Focus and execute.
Understand? - Yes, sir.
Are you squared away? Yes, sir.
I should go.
Will you call tomorrow? Let us know you're all right, okay? If I can.
- We love you.
- I love you, Son.
Me too.
He'll be all right.
He'll be all right.
- You mind if I read for a little while? - No.
I'm sorry, Michael.
I know I haven't been myself lately.
It's hard.
I am I don't know how to accept the idea that my life has changed forever.
It seems to me that the important things don't change.
Family, friends, who you are.
Those things don't change.
I'm gonna get over this.
I'm just sad, okay? You have to let me just be sad.
You take all the time you need.
Just don't push away the people who love you.
Are you gonna call this week? Yeah.
Okay? We good? Yeah, I just got a few things I need you to read over.
What? I'm done here.
Station, attention! As you were.
I'm looking for prospect Kanessa Jones.
- Here.
- Hi.
I'm Lieutenant Colonel Burton.
Sergeant LeBlanc suggested we talk.
- Let's take a walk, okay? - Okay.
People always stand up for you like that? Oh, yeah.
I'm a Lieutenant Colonel.
I'm in charge of 1,400 soldiers.
- For real? And they got to listen to you? - For real.
They have to take orders from me.
So I understand you run the 400 meters.
What's your time? Those are some serious jets, girl.
You know, track was my way out of the South Side.
- South Side? - Mmm-hmm.
I grew up in the projects.
My parents split when I was six.
Raised myself, more or less.
In high school, most of my friends were on their way to becoming pregnant, in jail, or doing nothing.
- Me, too.
- You? Oh, yeah.
Except for one thing.
I was fast.
So my track coach told me about an ROTC scholarship where I could go to college, serve in the Army for four years, then do anything I want.
He opened a door that I didn't know existed.
I always dreamt about going to college, but thought it was out of reach.
How come you didn't do something else when your time was up? I fell in love with the Army.
Been around the world a couple times, got married, had a baby.
All while serving my country.
It's a great feeling.
Yeah, great, but I don't got the grades to go to college.
I'm barely gonna graduate high school next month.
Look, Kanessa, you don't have to be me, but you do have to be somebody.
And you need to choose who that is.
There is a world of possibilities past the end of your block, but you're gonna have to make things happen.
Sergeant LeBlanc says you have everything it takes to make an outstanding soldier.
That could be the start of a whole new life for you.
- He said that about me? - He did.
My e-mail's on there.
Let me know how you're doing.
- Good luck.
- Thanks.
Emmalin! Mom? That's it, ladies.
See you next week.
What are you doing here? I thought we could go for manicures after practice.
Seriously? I think we owe ourselves a little girl time, don't you? - Lf you're not too busy.
- No.
No way.
I mean, I have homework and everything, but Just let me change.
I'll be right back.
She can come along.
That's fine.
All right, girls.
Let's get out there for some warm-up laps.
Let's go! Excuse me, please.
I just need my bag.
- Oh, this? - Yeah.
- Here you go.
- Thanks.
- Are you Holden's mom? - Sorry? - Holden, number 34.
- Oh, Emmalin.
She's an incredible goalie, you know.
- She's, like, so amazing.
- Thank you.
I'm sort of in awe of her, to tell you the truth.
I mean, I'm not a goalie.
I'm a forward.
But still, I mean My mom says I probably won't get that tall, but it's really Holden's reflexes that give her the edge.
Are you - Do you play on her team? - Next year, hopefully.
- Does blood freak you out? - What? Sorry, I didn't mean to stare.
Oh, I totally don't care.
I've been doing this since, like, forever.
I just started.
I was diagnosed this month.
Not as good as you are, though.
You'll get there.
Practice makes perfect.
Blood does freak people out.
Guys especially.
Uh, hello! It's for diabetes, okay? It's not like Romeo and Juliet tragic or anything, right? Right.
My mom says boys find my confidence intimidating.
Her words, but whatever.
Kristen! - One minute, Coach.
- I'm team captain.
- Captain? I've got a big mouth.
- Okay, all done.
- Oh.
- Emmalin, this is - Hi.
Kristen Mills.
- Left wing, 21, right? - Yeah.
Your shutout last Saturday? Unbelievable.
You ready? Yeah.
Yeah, I am.
So nice meeting you.
- See you on the ice, Mills.
- Cool.
Great pass, Julie Ann! Sergeant LeBlanc.
Come on in.
- Prospect Jones is on board, ma'am.
- Outstanding.
I'm not sure what you said to her, but she brought her papers in right afterwards.
Well, you deserve the credit.
It was an excellent idea, and I was happy to help.
Thank you, ma'am.
So, your first recruit.
That's a big one.
How's it feel? You know what really feels good? I think I'm actually helping this girl to change her life.
That's what mentoring is.
It's pretty powerful stuff.
Yes, ma'am.
But now you have a responsibility, Sergeant.
- See her through.
- I will.
I know you will.
Carry on.
I have diabetes.
- What? - When did you find out? Right after the accident.
I was keeping it a secret, which was a mistake.
Denise tried to tell me, but it took a complete stranger for me to believe it.
It's amazing how sometimes, people come into your life just when you need them the most.
Anyway, from now on I have to be careful about what I eat.
I might have to take things a little slower every now and then.
And I need to show you how to use this medical kit.
In case I have a problem like the other day.
"Amid the roar of the thundering waves "I suddenly heard the cry of 'Land! Land! ' "While at the same instant the ship struck with a frightful shock, "which threw everyone to the deck "and seemed to threaten her immediate destruction.
" Hey, babe.
What did Mrs.
Holden want to talk about? - Dad.
- What? I'll tell you later.
- Okay, now, where was I? At "destruction.
" Oh.
" the ship, and the roaring waters poured in on all sides.
"'Lower away the boats! We're lost.
' 'Lost? ' I exclaimed.
"The word went in like a dagger to my heart, "but seeing my children's terror renewed, "I composed myself, calling out cheerfully, "'Take courage, my boys.
We are all above water yet.
"' - Lf you can stand, I'll take these, okay? - Okay.
Okay, baby.
- All right.
Here we go.
Okay, undo left - Watch the ribs.
Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.
- All right.
Your right arm here, okay? - Okay.
Sorry, sorry.
And your left arm.
And your bandage is coming off.
I'll just grab a fresh No, just let the doc get it tomorrow.
- No, no.
I can do a dressing, Chase.
- Pamela, it's - Oh, my God.
- What? It's nothing.
Nothing? Those are burn marks.
How did they get there? And don't tell me from a helicopter crash.
Baby, you're overreacting.
I was a cop, remember? I've seen abuse cases.
Bruised kidneys, lacerations on the back, cracked ribs.
Who did this to you? Oh.
I'm okay.
You were tortured.
I'm here.
I'm okay.
And that's all you need to know.
No, that's It's not all I need to know.
I'm your wife.
I need to know the truth.
Yeah, well.
The truth is, whatever happened, I went through a lot worse in training.
I can't believe you're not gonna tell me.
I did tell you, Pamela.
It was a helicopter crash.
Ready, aim, fire! Stars in the sky Stars that are fallen Stars burnin' bright Stars disappear Stars come to life out of the dark I see stars in every headlight And I wonder where they go I see stars that are stranded by the side of the road I see stars that look like raindrops Sticking to the hood of my car gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird won't sing Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring I got it.
Burton residence.
Hey, Michael.
Yeah, she's right here.
Hold on.
It's Michael.
Yes, sir.
Thank you.
We'll be ready, sir.
We deploy next week.
Wishin' on stars Only when you see 'em It's like askin' God for help Only when you need it But I'm wishin' anyway I'm wishin' anyway I'm seein' stars I'm seein' stars Stars on the river, stars in the sky I'm seein' stars Stars that are faded, stars in our eyes I'm seeing stars