Army Wives s03e18 Episode Script

Fields of Fire

Previously on Army Wives - You going somewhere? - Looks that way.
- Planning on coming back? - Not any time soon.
No, you're not going anywhere Get in my way again and I'm going to go right through you.
I'm looking for a singer.
I'd like to give you a tryout at my club.
What? I can explain, Pamela.
Yeah, so can I, Chase.
You go to Delta over your family.
No, that is not true.
You want to tell me what else you've been lying to me about? Can I have one moment of peace and quiet to myself? - Go! I mean it.
Get out! - I will! Fine.
We're looking to close two posts over the next 18 months.
Fort Marshall is a prime candidate.
Oh, honey.
It's so good to have you back.
I was sorry to hear about PFC Rison.
I understand he was a good friend.
How did my son die? - You want to make something of it? - Jeremy, stop it now.
Listen to your mom, Jeremy, before you get hurt.
Jeremy, no! Stop it! Jeremy! I mean, what the hell got into him? Keep your voice down.
I just can't believe that he'd be so damn foolish.
Drunk, underage, picking a fight in a bar.
He didn't pick a fight.
The other guys were being obnoxious.
He threw the first punch, didn't he? His friend died a week before he came home.
He's upset.
Fair enough.
But if he's got a problem, it is his obligation to speak up, - not pull a stunt like this.
- He's 19.
You did some pretty foolish things yourself at that age.
I could name a few.
- I'm just disappointed, D.
- Yeah.
Me, too.
Mom! - In the bathroom.
- We're hungry! - Keep your shorts on, I'll be right out.
- You said that five minutes ago! - Put a sock in it, T.
J! Mom! I'll be right there, honey.
General Ludwig from Force Comm is our guest this morning.
General, would you care to make any comments? No, thank you.
Proceed.
Major Russo, our community liaison, has prepared a quarterly report.
Thank you, sir.
In your summary, you'll note a marked increase of civil disturbances along a particular stretch of the boulevard.
Overall incidents involving our troops in this area are up 14%, which is why I call this the "negative influence zone.
" The six establishments involved are listed in the report.
- The Hump Bar? - Last night makes it an obvious target.
I didn't see the blotter.
What happened? I meant to speak to you about that, sir.
PFC Jeremy Sherwood, underage, intoxicated, broke a man's nose in the Hump Bar.
Turns out the young man was the son of city councilwoman Diane Keyes.
I didn't know about a councilwoman's son.
I've been on the phone since 5:00 this morning with Keyes, - trying to keep it contained.
- This could be a PR nightmare.
Yes, sir.
But not if we act swiftly.
Recommendations? Yes, sir.
I propose we declare the entire zone off-limits.
It's extreme, but we need the council's support.
Well, more importantly, we need to send a strong message to our troops that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
Let's put it in motion.
Yes, sir.
What's next? Whew! Girl, we are going through kegs like there's no tomorrow.
Oh, we need to double up on the shrimp order.
- What's up with you? - Nothing.
Then why the big-ass smile? - I can't tell you.
- Why not? Because you can't be the first to know.
- Why not? - Well, if I told you, then you'd know.
- Oh, my God.
You're pregnant? - No.
When did you find out? Um - One hour and 42 minutes ago.
- And you kept it a secret this long? Well, I can't help it.
I'm excited! Well, what are you doing here? You ought to go tell your husband.
No, I'm going to wait until tonight.
Trevor's just slammed with work right now and I want to make it special.
Mmm.
Oh! Speak of the devil.
- Hey, babe! What's wrong? - Bad news, Rox.
The Army's declared the Hump Bar off-limits.
What? - They're shutting down the boulevard? - For soldiers, yeah.
- From The Palomino to The Cherry Pit.
- We can't make it without soldiers.
Yeah, and we're not half as bad as these other places.
I know.
But that fight last night really hurt.
It wasn't our fault! I told you, Jeremy was drunk when he got here.
Hey, I'm on your side, okay? Look, I'll see if there's an appeals process or something, but I got to get to a high school for a career day.
Yeah, I know.
Go.
- I'm really sorry, babe.
I want to apologize about this morning, sir.
- I must admit I did feel a bit ambushed.
- There's no excuse, sir.
I should have reached you before the meeting.
It was an embarrassment, particularly in front of General Ludwig.
About that.
I'll brief the staff next week, but I can tell you confidentially Ludwig is not here for a routine inspection.
The DOD is looking to shut two posts within the next 18 months, and we're on that list.
So we don't need any unwanted publicity right now.
No, sir.
If my reassignment would make things easier for Frank, I'm not looking for a scapegoat.
- I just want to know what's going on.
- I'm not sure, sir.
- I thought Jeremy was squared away.
- Was he getting counseling? I'll have to look into that.
Nobody comes back from a combat zone the same person they were before.
I don't have to tell you that.
But some soldiers need more guidance than others.
- Understood, sir.
- All right.
Carry on.
- Thank you, sir.
- Yeah.
- Claudia Joy.
- Hi, Frank.
I was just on the phone with Roxy.
Yeah, I was going to call you about that.
- You declared the Hump Bar off-limits? - I had no choice on this, Claudia Joy.
For the moment, I'm afraid she's just going to have to live with it.
- Okay.
- And one more thing.
There is a little glitch with tomorrow.
I just found out General Ludwig's wife's coming to the ceremony.
His wife? I thought he was a widower.
It seems he recently remarried.
All right.
I'll adjust the seating plan.
- That's what Protocol is for.
- Michael.
This is your promotion ceremony.
I want everything to be perfect.
Don't worry, I'm taking care of myself.
Thanks.
Daddy! Looking good, man.
Daddy! - Did they cut your cast off with a saw? - Yup, it was this big.
- Did it hurt? - Only when it hit the bone.
He's kidding.
Here, these are the parts that you guys wrote on.
I didn't want them to get ruined.
So, what did the doc say? - Less atrophy than expected.
- Good.
I thought maybe we could go to the park and then grab some lunch.
Pizza! - Sorry, guys.
Daddy's got to start rehab on his leg.
- Can you drop me at the gym? - This minute? Well, I'm not on vacation.
I've got to get back in shape.
Yeah, but I thought after having a cast Pamela, you got to stop doing that, making plans without me.
- It wasn't making plans - Okay.
Forget it.
Daddy, you're still coming to my ballet recital, right? Wouldn't miss it for the world, sweetie.
Well, Dr.
Price is on leave.
But I can fit you into my schedule.
Good.
Um I can see you How's Tuesday at 3:00? Great.
I will see you then.
- You're a lifesaver.
- Tell me something I don't know.
- Like where's Dr.
Price? - Called out of town unexpectedly.
- So you're sticking to that one, huh? - It's all I got, Patty.
Okay, but patients are stacking up out there like cordwood.
And you've got Dr.
Price's Right.
I'm on it.
I'm on it.
I'm on it, I'm on it.
Hey, guys, thanks for waiting.
Dr.
Price isn't here this morning, but if it's okay with you, I'll take over for the FBI! Everyone, please stay where you are.
Keep your hands where I can see them, please.
- I'm sorry.
What's going on? - Stay where you are, sir.
We are looking for David Sanders.
- There's no one here by that name.
- Also known as Terrence Price.
Hi, baby girl, you ready for a sleep-over? Yeah? Thank you for taking her, Claudia Joy.
- Oh! - I'm going to be here all night.
Yeah, I can see that.
Hmm.
- What a mess, huh? - Yeah.
Price wasn't exactly what you'd call administratively gifted.
Roland, I am so sorry.
I've been listening to the news all day.
He planted a bomb in a federal office building? It was 1980, no one was hurt, and the evidence still isn't clear.
And I can see Price protesting as a student.
Lord knows the man loves his causes.
But what I can't see is the partner that I worked with planting bombs.
Hey.
Yummies.
I hate for her to leave my sight.
- Oh! - But what can I do? Leaving aside the fact that your partner's on the run from the FBI, none of us does this alone, even under the best circumstances.
- I know.
But - But nothing.
If we can't rely on each other, who else have we got? Welcome to the club, my friend.
You're truly an Army wife now.
Right.
Where's Daddy? - I'm sure he's on his way.
- Call him again, Mom.
Okay.
- Katie, what are you doing? - My strap hurts.
There.
Is that better? - Is Daddy here? No.
Sweetheart, go backstage.
You shouldn't be out here like this.
- Where's Daddy? - He'll be here.
Now go.
Go ahead.
Lucas, go save us some seats.
Your actions were inappropriate, embarrassing, but you know that.
- Did you talk to your sergeant? - Yes, sir.
I received an Article 15 and extra duty.
Well, that's to be expected.
What about counseling? - I'm scheduled to start next week.
- Okay.
Okay.
That's important.
And you need to apologize to Mrs.
LeBlanc.
I know.
I didn't mean for any of this to happen.
Actions have consequences.
Sometimes unintended.
- Sorry I let you down, sir.
- Hell, you didn't let me down.
You let yourself down.
You know, this past year, you've proven yourself to be an exemplary soldier.
And I am damn proud of you.
But in the Army, one little bit of bad judgment - can derail an entire career.
- I know.
I've been talking to your CO.
We both agree that once this whole thing blows over, you'll be back on the officer track in no time.
And you can count on me to be in your corner.
I asked around.
The Hump could be off-limits for a year.
- A year? - Yeah.
It could be less.
You know, you'd have to hire a bouncer and install security cameras.
- Those things cost money.
- Exactly.
You know what? I don't want to talk about the bar.
Let's talk about something happy.
Like what? My job? I made over 200 cold calls this week and three high school visits without so much as a nibble.
You said it yourself, it takes time.
But it's got me thinking, maybe you were right.
- Right about what? - The way things are going.
All the bills, just everything.
Maybe we should put the baby-making on hold for a while.
- You don't want a baby? - That's not what I'm saying.
Maybe now is not the best time.
Look, babe, I am exhausted and I've got to wake up at 4:00 a.
m.
Is there a way we can put the chicken dinner on hold? - Sure.
- Thank you.
You were terrific, sweetheart.
I am so proud of you.
Daddy! - You missed my dance.
- I know.
I'm sorry.
I really am.
- Where were you? - Well, there was an emergency.
But I came as fast as I could.
Here, these are for you.
Thanks.
You missed my pirouettes.
Maybe you can show me at home? - It's not the same.
- Tell you what, I'm going to find one of the dads who taped the show and we can watch it together.
Would you like that? Okay.
Can I go show Debbie my flowers? - Sure.
You come, too.
So what was the emergency? A buddy got hurt at the gym.
I had to take him to the clinic.
And there was no one else? - He's my partner.
- So there was someone else.
- Look, I'll make it up to Katie, okay? - I swear to God, Chase, - if I hear that one more time - Pamela, I just explained, all right? - Yeah, like you always do.
- This is my job.
No.
We're not doing this here.
Dad.
Debbie's family is going for ice cream.
- Can you take us, too? Please? - You bet.
Who wants a sundae? I do! - All right.
Come on.
Were you really good? What are you doing up? - Chase, I can't keep doing this.
- Doing what? Raising this family alone.
You're not alone, Pamela.
Yeah, I am.
And you know what scares me? I don't see it getting any better.
- Pamela, I know that you and I - No.
It's not just me I'm talking about.
It's this family.
Even when you're here, you're not really around.
Sooner or later, the kids are going to realize it.
And I don't care how many ice cream sundaes you buy.
You know I would cut off my right arm before I hurt Katie or Lucas.
I know you love them.
But they need to feel it, not just hear it.
So do I.
You're right.
I'll do better.
Whatever it takes.
I swear.
All right.
We'll put General Ludwig's wife on stage here for the ceremony.
Mmm-hmm.
And for dinner at the "O" Club, we'll seat her right there.
- That should work.
- Perfect.
Tomorrow's going to be wonderful.
I hope so.
- How are things with Jeremy? - We're working on it.
Yeah? It's hard for Frank.
His father ran his home like an infantry division.
And Frank's trying to find a different way with Jeremy.
He's making progress, isn't he? Yeah.
Definitely.
I'm just worried.
I've always felt that there were two sides to Jeremy, one that wanted to be just like Frank and one that wanted to be nothing like him.
Sometimes I think he doesn't know which way to turn.
Emmalin.
Whoa! I, uh I know.
Good look, huh? If it's not cool, I'll go.
I just thought I'd stop by.
Oh.
No, no.
No, it's okay.
- I heard about what happened.
- Yeah.
Who hasn't? Look, I don't know what it's like being at war, but I do know what it's like to lose someone you care about.
And when I saw you the other day, you seemed to be really hurting.
I'm okay.
I just messed up, that's all.
Hey, you're not exactly looking at the poster daughter of the year.
You heard about Logan? Yeah.
Didn't sound too good.
It was an absolute disaster.
And at the time, I thought I would never get over it.
But, you know, I'm okay.
Things are good now.
Kind of unbelievable, actually.
I know things are going to be good again for you, too.
I don't think so.
Okay, listen up, everybody, Mommy and Daddy have an announcement to make.
What kind of announcement? - We're going on a trip.
Where? - Myrtle Beach.
- The beach? Nothing but boogie boarding, swimming, sailing and junk food.
- Awesome! - Can I get a new bathing suit? - I think so.
- Can we ride all the water slides? - Anything you want.
Yes! If you fall, I will catch you I will be waiting Time after time Time after time Hey, time after time Oh, time after time Time after time Thank you.
We're going to take a short break.
Try the gumbo.
What a shame.
She could sing to a packed house every night if she'd take my offer.
- What are you talking about? - She didn't tell you? I'm Eric Belton.
I own the TK Club in Atlanta.
- You offered Viola a job? - Headline singer.
Viola, this guy's been - I know what he's been telling you.
And I've been telling him I already got a job.
No, you don't.
- What? - You're fired.
- Don't kid about that.
- Who's kidding? I can't afford you.
You mean you can't afford to fire me.
Little girl, let me remind you, I made this place what it is today.
- Maybe, but it's time to go.
- Go where? What am I supposed to do? - Sing in Atlanta, maybe? - You shut up.
This job will always be here for you.
That opportunity won't.
She's right.
How you going to run this place without me? - I don't know.
- I don't know, either.
So why would you make such a stupid offer? Maybe because this is your shot and you know it.
And if it were up to you, you wouldn't leave, because that's the kind of person you are.
It's up to me to see the bigger picture here and give you a swift kick in the behind, because that's the kind of person I am when it comes to people I care about.
Damn, it's a good answer.
Do you mind? What about you and the baby and all? Have you told him yet? - Waiting for the right opening.
- Like what? Stars falling from the sky? I'm really going to miss you.
You just pick up that phone and I am on the next plane to Charleston.
Okay, Music Man, get your ass over here.
Let's talk business.
Tell me about Tarbala.
We're having trouble with our convoy route through there.
- Who's in charge of the village? - Right now? Jaffar Al-Kahlid.
All right.
Get me all the intel we have on Al-Kahlid and any rival sheiks in that region.
And I want a meeting with Al-Kahlid ASAP.
- Right away, ma'am.
- Problem, Major? There may be some resistance to meeting with a woman, ma'am.
Well, I've been overcoming resistance my entire career, Major.
- No reason to stop now.
Set it up.
- Yes, ma'am.
It is a pleasure to see you again, Major.
The pleasure is mine, Sheik.
May I introduce Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton, new commander at Camp Reliant.
Sheik Al-Kahlid, U.
S.
Convoys passing through your village are being attacked by insurgent forces.
Well, we understand the problem, but who am I to help? Who has such power? Everyone knows you are a tremendous leader.
All of Tarbala admire your wisdom and compassion.
The United States wishes to broaden your influence.
In exchange for safe passage, we will provide the new water system your people need.
The Lieutenant Colonel is mistaken.
My village has no need for a water system.
My sincere apologies.
It must be the village of Sheik Bashara that needs the water.
We'll reroute our convoys.
- That will add hours to your travel.
- We thank you for your hospitality.
Lieutenant Colonel Burton.
You cannot leave.
You have not tried the lamb.
Well, Lenny should be here any minute.
Well, we're delighted your wife can join us.
- Absolutely.
- Thank you.
After my wife died, I was sure I'd never get married again.
I mean, who'd want to marry an old warhorse? - You do yourself a disservice, General.
- Yeah.
Then along came Lenny.
Vibrant, beautiful, she understands what Army life is about.
- How'd you meet her? - Six months ago in D.
C.
At a fundraiser.
- She loves helping other people.
- She sounds wonderful.
I think you're going to like her.
There she is.
Honey, over here! - Lenore? - Lenore? Hello, dears.
Small world, isn't it? Lenore Baker? Tell me I'm dreaming.
- Yeah, you're having a nightmare.
What is she doing here? Well, from the looks of it, she is General Ludwig's new wife.
How'd she get her hooks in a four-star? She must be a dynamo in the sack.
What? Come on, what else could it be? Oh, come on, now.
Let's be fair.
Lenore was a very supportive wife to General Baker.
Let's not be fair.
She's a harpy who ought to be muzzled.
Yeah, and don't forget that she accused Claudia Joy of murder.
And spread a rumor that Michael was a racist.
And she didn't have very nice things to say about us, either.
- Yeah.
- I'm not saying the woman's perfect.
Attention to Orders.
The President of the United States has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of Michael J.
Holden.
In view of these qualities and his demonstrated potential to serve in the higher grade, he is therefore promoted to Major General by order of the Secretary of the Army.
Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated.
Mrs.
Claudia Joy Holden and Miss Emmalin Jane Holden, will you please come forward? At this time, General Ludwig will administer the oath to General Holden.
- I, state your full name.
- I, Michael James Holden.
Do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States.
Do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States.
Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
So help me God.
- So help me God.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you, sir.
Mmm.
Oh.
I want to bury my face in this cake.
So how is it being married to a Major General? Oh! Believe me, it gets better with each star.
Hi.
Lenore.
How quaint seeing you all together again.
And I love it that the enlisted personnel were included.
That is so democratic.
Well, that's how we do things here.
You know, we were just saying what a shame it is you're only with us - for a short while, Lenore.
- Oh! No, dear.
I'm here for a month.
What? - A month.
Really? I had no idea it was that long.
Yes, so we'll have to make the most of it, won't we? Just like old times.
Absolutely.
Ooh.
A moment on the lips, forever on the hips.
She's back.
Would it be inappropriate for me to hurl this at Lenore's head? Only if you miss.
- Excuse me.
- Mmm-hmm.
We'll see you in Colorado, sir.
What's in Colorado? Mountain warfare course at Fort Carson.
They only chose three of us out of the entire unit.
- What about your rehab? - Lf I step it up, I can make it.
- It starts next month.
- In a month? - What about Myrtle Beach? - We'll do it when I get back.
- I'm only gone eight weeks.
- Eight weeks? - The kids'll be back in school by then.
- Pamela, I can't turn this down, okay? - It's a great opportunity.
- You promised them.
- They'll understand.
- No, they won't.
Chase, I used to think that Delta was your job and we were your family, but let's face it, Delta is your family and we're your job.
You're overreacting.
If you take that course, do not expect us to be here when you get back.
I already told them I'm in.
I'm exhausted.
No wonder.
I don't think you got off the dance floor once.
Oh, she deserved to have some fun, Michael.
- You were a huge help today, Emmalin.
- Yeah.
I'm so happy you were there.
Thank you.
I'm going to bed.
Congratulations, Dad.
- Thanks, sweetheart.
I love you.
- I love you the most.
- See you guys in the morning.
- Good night.
What a day.
Not even Lenny could spoil it.
Though I hate to think what poison she's pouring into General Ludwig's ear.
Yeah, Ludwig can't make any decisions about post closings by himself.
There's a committee involved and then it has to go to Congress.
Mmm-hmm.
It just breaks my heart to think of this place ending.
Then don't.
I don't think I've ever fooled around with a two-star general.
Really? Have anyone in mind? You'll do.
What are you doing? - Just figuring out tomorrow's workload.
Well, I've got a bit of good news.
We don't have to worry about bar fights.
- We don't have enough customers.
- You're hysterical.
Hey.
What's wrong? Nothing.
I'm happy.
- Rox, this is you happy? - And I want to make you happy.
Come here.
Baby, you always make me happy.
- We don't have enough money.
- Yeah, we do.
Okay, no, we don't.
But so what? We got each other, right? You, me and the boys.
- And the dog.
- And the dog.
- And Finn's bugs.
- And Finn's bugs.
And the new baby.
Baby? We're having a baby? Are you happy? Yes! Yes! Yes! This is me happy! Because you said it's not the right time.
This is the greatest thing you've ever said to me since, "I do.
" Well, you haven't seen me with fat ankles.
Babe, I love fat ankles and I love you.
Come here.
Come here, come here, come here, come here, come here.
How about a story from Mama, huh? Hello, beautiful daughter.
Mommy's going to read you one of her favorite books.
And it's called Guess How Much I Love You.
Hi, Mama.
"Little Nut Brown Hare, who was going to bed, "held on tight to Big Nut Brown Hare's very long ears.
" - Ogden, get rid of the obstruction.
- Yes, ma'am.
All right! Let's maintain a perimeter! Yes, sir.
All right, keep your hands Shots fired! Shots fired! - Take cover! Covering fire! You'll remember me when the west wind moves Among the fields of barley You can tell the sun in his jealous sky When we walked in fields of gold So she took her love "And he lay down close by "and whispered with a smile, "'I love you right up to the moon and back.
' The end.
" Guess how much I love you.
Mommy.
Will you stay with me? Will you be my love? Among the fields of barley Pamela? Katie? Lucas? Yo, anybody home? I never made promises lightly And there have been some that I've broken But I swear in the days still left We will walk in fields of gold What? No, baby.
No.
Pamela.
No.
No.
Pamela? Pamela? Pamela! I never made promises lightly And there have been some that I've broken But I swear in the days still left Frank, I was thinking.
Maybe we should all go out to Ohio for a little break, - just the three of us.
- That's a great idea.
- Yeah? - A little camping, a little fishing.
I can't remember the last time we did that.
Great.
- Hey, I just had another great idea.
- What? Let's stay in the car and make out.
Frank.
The light's on, Jeremy's home.
Why don't we just go in now, give him something to look forward to.
Okay.
Then we'll make out? Sure.
when the west wind moves Among the fields of barley You can tell the sun in his jealous sky When we walked in fields of gold When we walked in fields of gold When we walked in fields of gold