Army Wives s04e08 Episode Script

Over and Out

Previously on Army Wives Can you take me to the hospital? I'm bleeding.
I lost the baby.
You know, I have a daughter myself.
My biggest fear is that when I get home, she won't remember who I am.
I'm gonna reenlist.
Jeremy I, Jeremy Sherwood, do solemnly affirm that I will support the constitution of the United States I'm talking about a compromise.
I stay in Delta four more years.
Chase, four years is a long time.
This family needs you now.
I've worked my whole life to get to this point, Pamela.
Don't make me choose.
Your compromise? The halfway thing? Okay.
We are gonna make this work.
"Now Rann the Kite brings home the night "that Mang the Bat sets free.
"It was 7:00 of a very warm evening "in the Seeonee hills "when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, "scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws "one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in the tips.
" Dad.
Sorry, sweetheart.
Gotta take this.
Yeah, what's up? You're kidding.
When did that happen? Okay, if Burke can't make it, I'd take Malinowski.
Yeah, he's fully checked out on all that equipment.
Yep, he's rested and ready to go.
Right.
But coordinate with Hightower on that.
Yeah.
Yeah, that's what I'd do.
Okay.
How are you fixed for transpo? Formation's in 30.
Move it.
Looks like the new contractor's working out well.
Put that in our progress report.
We're gonna have a new school here in a few weeks.
- Yes, ma'am.
It's been a long road.
- Well worth it, though.
With any luck, kids will be attending classes in our building long after you and I have been forgotten.
- Fingers crossed.
- Excuse me.
Colonel Burton? - Yes, Private.
- For you, ma'am.
New orders.
We're rejoining our brigade.
Back to Camp Reliant? - Brigade's being recalled.
- Ma'am? We're going home.
When does she get in? Well, I meet the transport at 1300 and then debrief.
- Hey, who are you talking about? - Joan Burton gets back from Iraq today.
- Oh.
I bet Dr.
Burton's happy.
- Yes.
Sara Elizabeth gets her mommy back.
Okay, you got directions? - GPS, hello? - I wish I could be there.
- You can't take a day off? Hillary's mom says four college scouts should be there.
Thanks for reminding me.
Now I'm nervous.
Please.
You love the spotlight.
I just don't want to blow it in front of all those scouts.
- You won't.
- No.
- Okay, we have to get going.
- All right.
Drive safe.
- Knock them dead, kiddo.
- Thanks, Dad.
- Bye.
- Call me with the score! Today is a special day, baby girl.
You know why? Because today's the day that your mama comes home.
Hey.
Can you say "mama"? Mama.
Mama.
That needs work.
What you doing? Trying to figure out what to do with this room.
Jeremy's not gonna be using it much anymore.
- Yeah.
- Mmm.
Hey.
You all right? You sure you're okay to go back to work? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm fine.
I was just a little cold.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- You know what I was thinking? - What? Home entertainment system, all right? Big flat-screen TV, surround sound.
Yeah, yeah.
I was thinking of something a little more healthful, like yoga mats and maybe a Pilates table? Pilates? Think about it.
I have to go.
Morning, everyone.
Hey, Dad.
Hi.
- You want breakfast? - No, thanks.
I'll grab a protein shake on the way in.
You're coming to my game today, right, Dad? - 1600? - Yeah.
- I will be there.
- Really? You can make it? - Count on it, buddy.
- Great.
- Gotta get moving.
- Okay.
See you later.
Bring it back.
A little bit more.
I'll help you in a minute.
I just gotta catch my breath.
Yeah, what's up with that? I did all the heavy lifting back there.
Come on.
It was three flights of stairs.
- Never saw you stop before.
- I was dizzy.
I think that cold got to me more than I thought.
Ten bucks says it's walking pneumonia.
Get your lungs checked.
- Choi, it was a cold.
- Could be strep set in.
Let that go, you can go into septic shock.
What is with you? Hey.
If you stroke out, I get Esposito as my partner.
Please don't let that happen.
Do me a favor.
See a doc.
Go, go, go.
Knees up.
That's the way.
- How you doing? Come on, guys.
Knees up.
I don't know.
Okay, let's do one more set of stretches.
Chase? I thought things were better.
Yeah.
We're trying.
Maybe we're trying too hard.
It's gonna take time.
How about you? How you doing? All right, boys.
Huddle up.
Take a knee.
- Pretty good.
- Right.
Go, Tigers! - Hey, Rox.
Hey, Chase.
Sorry.
Got held up.
Oh.
No problem.
Game's just getting started.
It's game time.
Can I get coaches and captains? Hey.
- I missed you so much.
- I missed you, too.
- Hey, baby girl! Mommy's home! - Look.
- Here, let me hold you.
- Go ahead.
- Come on.
Come on.
- Go ahead.
It's all right, sweetheart.
Let me see.
Look how big you are! It's okay.
You're with Mommy.
It's all right.
Here you go.
She missed her nap.
Come on.
Yeah, it's just gonna take a couple days with her.
- Yeah.
- I know.
- Let's go inside.
- No, no.
I'll get No, I got it.
Beat you to it.
Come on.
Come on, you.
You're okay.
Do it, Tigers! Get them back! Nice! Go, go, go! Chase! Chase, Lucas has the ball.
Good job! - Go, Lucas! Come on, T.
J.
Go, go! Go, go, go, go! Push it upfield.
- Go! - Come on, Tigers! Mrs.
Holden on line two.
Got it.
Hey.
How'd our little goalie do? What? So stupid.
We were up 3-1 with a minute left to play, and there was a scramble in front of the net, so I go to make the save and the girl slams into me.
- She fell right on Emmalin's leg.
- I heard it snap.
- They took x-rays.
It's fractured.
- Shouldn't she be in a cast? The ER doctor said she should see an orthopedic specialist first.
We have an appointment tomorrow.
Meanwhile, she needs to stay off her leg, keep it elevated.
- Let me help you with the stairs.
- I can do it! - Emmalin.
- I'm okay! She's devastated, Michael.
- Hey.
Anything for the wash? - No, I'm good.
- Do I have time for a run before dinner? - Sure.
- Chase? - Yeah? Everything okay? Yeah.
I'm fine.
At the game, you just seemed a little distracted.
Oh.
We had a speaker at the ranch.
Thought maybe I could get there before he finished.
Oh.
Look, I was there, okay? I know you were.
It just felt like maybe you didn't want to be.
Well, you're wrong.
Chase, you were on your BlackBerry the whole time.
What, is that against the rules? - Forget it.
- No.
No, no, no.
I come straight home from work, blow off a seminar, show up at the soccer game, and you're telling me I didn't want to be there? Well, I'm sorry, Chase, but it was obvious You're watching me like a hawk, Pamela.
- I feel like I'm on probation here.
I am watching you.
Have you forgotten everything we talked about, our compromise? I'm holding up my end of the deal.
What else do you want? Well, it'd be nice if you actually enjoyed being with us.
How can I enjoy being with you when - Turn it down.
- No.
I don't want to hear them fight.
It's like you want me to screw up.
- That's all you talk about.
That is not all I talk about.
Well, it's all you think about.
Okay, this is great.
Chase, what the am I supposed to do? - We have kids! It's his game Pam, look.
And I can't even get you to look up! - This is not about the kids, Pamela! - This isn't about the kids.
- I can't even get you to look up - This is about you! This is about you! - God forbid something be about me! - It's like you're not happy unless you have something to about.
So now you're calling me a? No, I - No, don't twist my words around! That's what you just said! That is not what I said! What the are you saying? Look at what Daddy has here.
We got some chicken with some mashed potatoes - and some green beans.
- I thought she hated green beans.
We made some progress on the vegetable front.
Didn't we? Mmm - My turn.
- Mmm.
Okay.
Here you go.
That's okay.
Okay.
Uh.
Okay, here it comes.
- Here comes a green bean.
Look.
Here, here.
You want to try a green bean? Green bean? - Maybe she's not hungry.
- No, just try again.
Okay.
Mmm.
Yum! That is so good.
Here comes some for Sara Elizabeth.
- Maybe you should - Okay.
Hey.
Hey, let's show Mommy what a big eater you are, huh? There you go.
She just needs to get used to me, that's all.
That's all it is.
Come on.
That's my girl.
Katie, it's time to set the table.
Where's your sister? - I don't know.
In her room.
- No, she's not.
- Well, she's upstairs somewhere.
- I was just up there.
I thought you guys were watching TV together.
She's not down here? - Well, she stopped watching because - Because why? Because we heard you guys fighting.
Katie? Katie! - Chase! - What? Katie.
- What's wrong? - I think she's gone.
Okay, well, if you hear anything, call me.
- Okay.
- Thanks, Elaine.
- She can't have gone far.
- I know, but where is she? I've called all of her friends.
Chase is checking everywhere in the neighborhood, the crawlspace, the closets.
- She can't get past the gate.
- Oh, God, I hope not.
No, she won't.
- They heard us yelling.
- You can't blame yourself.
Right.
God, what have I done? - Not hungry.
- Honey, you need to eat.
- All right, I'll leave it here.
- Fresh ice pack, 20 on, 20 off.
- What are you looking at? - Traumatic leg injuries.
You know, the doctor said it's probably not just my leg.
My ACL could be involved, too, and cartilage.
Hey, let's not jump to conclusions.
Dad, what team is gonna want me now? I'm not getting a scholarship, that's for sure.
Emmalin, you don't need an athletic scholarship to go to college.
That's right.
We can afford tuition.
That's not the point.
I want to play hockey.
- And you still might.
- How? You know, I've seen some pretty amazing recoveries in my job.
Soldiers who have come back from terrible injuries.
- Dad.
- It's true.
All the scouts were there.
They know I'm damaged goods.
- It's temporary.
- How do you know? If that's for me, I don't want to see anybody.
I'll get it.
The technology these days is truly amazing.
- Dad! - We are gonna get you the best available treatment.
I bet you'll be skating before you even know it.
Hi, honey.
Where's your mom? It's just me.
You walked here in the dark by yourself? Is everything all right? Why? What's the matter? Can General Holden get my dad a new job? Thank you.
Oh.
Well, you have a very resourceful daughter.
We're sorry you had to get involved.
No.
No problem at all.
I do have to get home, though.
- Of course.
- Bye, honey.
Thanks again.
- Is everything okay? - I don't know.
- I'm around if you need anything, okay? - Okay.
- Okay.
Good night.
- Thanks.
Good night.
Katie.
We were very worried about you.
Yeah.
I was driving everywhere looking for you.
Sorry.
Sweetheart, if you've got a problem, you need to come to us, not run away.
I didn't run away.
I went to see Mrs.
Holden.
Why? 'Cause you say Mrs.
Holden is good at fixing things.
Fixing what things? I thought that if Mrs.
Holden could get you a new job, then you'd stop fighting.
Look, we're sorry about the fighting, Katie.
Yeah, we didn't mean to upset you at all.
Why can't you get a new job? Because it's what I do, Katie.
I mean, you wouldn't want to stop taking dance lessons, would you? - No.
- It's a little like that.
It's complicated, honey, but your daddy and I are talking about it.
You always fight.
Even when you're not yelling, it's like you're still fighting.
Well, even people who love each other fight sometimes, right? Yeah, you and your brother love each other, - but you fight like cats and dogs.
- That's different.
Yeah, it is a little, but Sweetheart, no matter what happens No matter what happens - We're a family.
- Yes.
Yeah.
Okay, I think it's time you go upstairs and finish your homework, but we can talk more about this later if you need to.
- Okay? - Okay.
Okay.
Come on, give me a hug.
Okay.
Happy? Happy doesn't begin to cover it.
I have thought about this moment so often.
- You wouldn't believe it.
- Me, too.
Mmm Maybe we should make up for lost time? Mmm.
Mmm-hmm? - Mmm.
- Mmm.
That an order, Colonel? Oh, yeah, it is.
You know - We could just let her cry.
- Roland.
- Okay, I'll go get her.
- No, let me.
I've been dreaming about this moment, too.
Hey, baby girl.
Hey.
Mommy's here.
Come here.
Come on.
It's okay.
Shh It's okay.
It's all right.
I'm right here.
It's okay, it's okay.
Come on, baby.
No.
It's okay.
- I can't get her to settle down.
- That's okay.
Shh Got you something today.
- Really? What's the occasion? - Mmm-hmm.
Oh, I don't know.
Our life together, where we're headed.
- That's really sweet, D.
- It's for the new room.
Ah! Well, it's most definitely not a flat-screen TV.
No.
Go on.
Open it.
Well What's that for? Hand-eye coordination.
Okay, and where are you planning on putting this? Over the crib.
I went to see Dr.
Snowden.
Frank, I'm pregnant.
- You're having a baby? Seriously? - Yep.
- I don't believe it.
- You? What about me? Well, what about Frank? I was fine.
Once I came to.
You know, at first I thought she was joking.
- So would I.
You had no inkling? - None.
None.
I mean, after Jeremy was born, they said Denise couldn't have more kids.
We haven't worried about birth control since, you know? You always said you wanted more children.
I meant 20 years ago.
Talk about a late gift.
You're healthy, you're strong.
This is a blessing.
It's exciting.
Try "terrifying.
" Well, you know the risks at our age.
Chromosome problems, preeclampsia, even diabetes.
I just thought I was past all this a long time ago.
Having kids keeps you younger.
Oh, God, I feel old.
I'm gonna be that guy sitting at a little league game with the ice cream dribbling down his chin.
Other parents are gonna think I'm someone's grandpa.
Who cares what they think? I'd say this calls for a drink.
- At 9:00 in the morning? - It's 4:00 in the afternoon in Baghdad.
Roger that.
- Don't you have anything stronger? - Not for nine months, my friend.
I just realized that I will be packing school lunches when I'm 50.
- Have you told Jeremy? - No.
He's on maneuvers.
I wonder how he's gonna take it.
Do you know, I wasn't much older than Jeremy is now when I had him? Oh, my God.
- You need to tell Roxy.
- I know.
- Hey, Denise.
- Hey, Rox.
- Got a minute? - Oh, sure.
You want some coffee or some sweet tea? No.
No, thanks.
Um Everything okay? - Yeah, I've got some news.
- You're not being transferred, are you? - No.
- Okay, that's a relief.
- Yeah.
- What is it? I never expected to be saying this, but I'm pregnant.
What? Really? I know.
Wow.
Yeah, I was as shocked as you are.
Um Yeah, in a good way.
- I just don't know what to say, is all.
- Don't say anything.
God, the last thing I wanted to do was add to your pain, but I didn't want you to hear it from anyone else.
I did not know it was gonna be this hard.
- I'm sorry.
- Don't be.
I mean, because I really am so happy for you, Denise.
You know that, right? Yeah.
No, it's just a case of bad timing, that's all.
No, no, it is never a bad time for babies.
God.
I guess this just proves that you never know what's around the corner, right? Right.
Congratulations.
- Pamela, hi.
- Joan.
- How you doing? - Great.
Listen, Roland's been delayed at the office, but he shouldn't be more than a few minutes.
- Well, I could come back.
- No, no, no.
The baby's sleeping.
- Welcome home, by the way.
- Thank you.
So what's up? Nothing, I was just gonna pick Roland's brain.
All right, well, get comfortable.
He won't be long.
Okay.
You must be so happy to be home, huh? Yeah.
You can't imagine.
- I miss them so much when I'm away.
- I don't know how you do it.
Yeah, it's heartbreaking, but hey, that's the Army, right? - Can I get you something? - No, thanks.
I can't imagine being away so long.
Yesterday, when I came home, Sara Elizabeth didn't respond to me.
And I couldn't get her to settle down last night.
Roland had to do it.
Wow.
Yeah.
I know that'll change, but I I was asking myself, why do I put my family through that? Why do I put myself through that? Why do you? What's Chase tell you? Not much.
But He doesn't want to leave Delta.
- I take it that's a problem.
- Yeah.
Well, if he's like other operators I know, it's not that he won't leave Delta.
He can't.
You see, for soldiers like us, the Army isn't just a job.
It's our life.
God knows I love my family, but when duty calls, I answer.
It's who I am.
I can't explain it any better than that.
Yeah.
Airborne Rangers, Airborne Rangers, where have you been? Airborne Rangers, Airborne Rangers, how did you go? Airborne Rangers, Airborne Rangers, where have you been? Airborne Rangers, Airborne Rangers, where have you been? Column right, march! Left, left! Left, right! Left! Left! Left, right! Left! Left! Left! Right.
Hey.
- Hey.
I was just driving around, thinking.
You remember our second or third date? You took me to that comedy club, and we were having the best time.
Then the guy on stage picks me out and he says, "You, sir, is that your wife?" And I said, "No.
" And he says, "Is she your girlfriend?" And I said, "No.
" And then, you remember? He says, "Well, what is she?" And I said What'd I say, exactly? You said, "She's just a pretty girl that was nice enough to take me out.
" Yeah.
Yeah, that's what I said.
I've loved you for as long as I can remember, Pamela.
But I don't know how to fix this.
I know.
I don't, either.
The fracture to her tibia extends into the knee joint.
Her inability to perform a straight leg raise indicates a serious disruption of the surrounding tendons.
You're gonna need surgery.
What kind of surgery? We have to realign the patella.
That's the kneecap.
How? - I won't know until I get in there, but we may have to use a combination of screws and wires.
- Recovery time? - For the bone to set, several weeks.
- Rehab, six months.
- Six months? How long before I'm on the ice again? That's hard to say.
Could be a year.
- A year? - Emmalin.
That's if there isn't permanent trauma to the joint.
What's the likelihood of that? Depends on what we find, how well she heals.
- Metal implants can be tricky.
- That's great.
Let's not worry yet.
You'll need to stop at the scheduling desk.
Set a date for the procedure.
Emmalin, in the meantime, keep up with your pain management, and let me know if you have any questions.
I'm available.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Hey, look what the team sent over.
Cookies! And they all signed it.
"We miss you.
Come back soon.
" Yeah.
No chance of that.
- We don't know that yet.
- Yeah, we do.
I checked online, Dad.
Fractured knees are, like, career-enders.
It's not like a torn ACL or something.
You know, the Internet's full of free advice.
Doesn't mean it's all true.
I can't play hockey for at least a year, if ever.
That's up to you.
What do you mean it's up to me? I'm having major surgery, Dad.
My leg is never gonna be the same again! - Sorry.
I'm just upset.
- I know.
I know.
So, what? You just gonna give up without a fight? - No.
- That's my girl.
I'm in your corner.
Thanks, Dad.
Frank? I'm I'm not sure how this is gonna go, D.
Aren't you happy about having a baby? Of course I am.
I just don't want to screw it up again, that's all.
What are you talking about? I'm talking about being a poor father, that's what.
I'm talking about Jeremy and his troubles.
- That falls directly on my shoulders.
- That is not true.
Frank, you did the best you could, and so did I.
And Jeremy loves and respects you.
Frank? No, for For some reason, I'm just not as sure about things as I was when we had Jeremy.
I mean, raising a boy today, it's different.
I mean, it's a different world.
- Could be a girl, Frank.
- Oh, God.
Well, what am I gonna do then? I mean, can you see me raising a girl? Yeah.
We'll figure this out.
Okay.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Denise came to see me today.
She and Frank are expecting.
- What? - Yeah.
They're having a baby.
Wow, I didn't even know they were trying.
They didn't, either.
Denise was told that she couldn't have any more kids.
It's kind of a miracle.
How you doing? You okay? I wasn't at first.
I am now.
I'm actually better.
- How are you? - Me? I mean, you know Maybe we won't get pregnant again until we've been married for 20 years.
Maybe it'll be next week.
- The point is, I want to keep trying.
- Yeah? Yeah.
What do you think about that? Are you joking? - No.
I mean, you were upset, too.
- I was.
And I still think about it.
But the idea of us having our own kid together, our own little boy or girl, that's something I'm never giving up on.
So if you're sure, I'm sure.
I'm sure.
Good.
You know we both love you very much.
But we've been having some problems lately, so we need to talk to you about some things.
We feel really lucky and really blessed that you're our kids, because whenever I go away, I know that you're gonna take care of your mom.
Good night, baby girl.
I know it's been a while, but Mama's here now.
Mama.
Did you Mama.