Army Wives s05e08 Episode Script

Supporting Arms

Previously on Army Wives We both want to have another child.
Preaching to the choir, woman.
Finn's dad is your contractor, he's living in your parking lot, and Trevor's cool with this? We've got a standing order to deport.
Elena, your green card is a forgery.
No, no.
That's impossible.
My mother, she paid for it in El Salvador.
Whoever your mother paid was a crook.
We may need to pull some strings with the Army.
Okay.
I'll try.
I've been having this pain on my right side.
- What's wrong? - And I went to my doctor.
She found a mass.
Thank you.
What What exactly did the doctor say? Um She did an ultrasound and found a mass.
And so I need a CT scan tomorrow.
To confirm the diagnosis? Mmm-hmm.
I have an appointment with a specialist off post.
Hartnett Memorial Hospital.
Have you talked to your husband? No, I don't want to worry Michael with this.
It could be a false alarm.
Well, how about your daughter? I don't really want anyone to know right now.
I'm fine, Grant.
I am.
You just caught me at a bad time, that's all.
Okay.
- Hey, bubba! - Hey, Whit! All right, Finn, now you're the sandwich man.
You got to make sure everyone gets one, okay? - Yes, ma'am.
- Okay.
Lunch! No school? Half day.
Teacher meetings.
So he's working for me this afternoon.
Yeah, it seems like we're all working for you, Miss Roxy.
Hey, easy on the help.
I need that arm.
I saved you one, Whit.
Tuna and Swiss, your favorite.
Hey, thanks, bubba.
I appreciate that.
Mom, can I go see the backhoe? No.
The construction site is not a playground.
Your mom is right.
Playing's not allowed.
But working? That's a whole other matter.
What do you say, Rox? Think I could draft this able-bodied man for a little job? Please, Mom? Okay, for one minute.
Yes! Hold on, bubba.
Safety first.
There you go.
Come on.
Okay, be careful.
Whit! I mean it.
Yes, ma'am.
All right, man.
First, your left hand here.
- So cool.
- All right.
Let's go this way.
Ah! That smells good.
D? Hey.
It's silly.
I just spilled water.
Well, at least it wasn't milk.
You know, crying over spilt milk? Right.
Hey.
Hey.
What's going on, honey? Lately, I just find myself crying for no reason.
There's a reason, honey.
No, I mean, it happens at the oddest times and I can't control it.
I assumed it would go away, but so far You try talking to Chaplain Maris? Yeah, he suggested his grief support group.
I know it's not exactly your cup of tea, but No, let's go.
Really? You'd come? If it'll help, of course.
Thank you.
Is that my lunch that's burning? Joan.
What's going on? Roland and I have decided to have a second child.
Really? That is wonderful.
Well, thank you.
We're both excited.
So what changed? Because last time we talked, you weren't so sure.
I know.
Well, it may sound obvious, but we want Sara Elizabeth to have a little brother or sister.
And the clock is ticking, so So, let's get this exam started.
Hey.
What's this for? Oh, I don't know.
Saving my wedding, talking me off a ledge, taking the kids so Chase and I could do an overnight in Savannah.
- Take your pick.
- Aw! Hi, Mrs.
Moran.
What can I get you? Half day at Fordham.
Well then, I'll have a diet orange.
One diet orange.
Coming right up.
So, how's it feel being a waiter? I like working at the truck stop better.
The truck stop? Whit let me drive the backhoe.
Really? - Whit's a nice guy, huh? - Uh-huh.
And look what we found.
It's a fossil shark's tooth.
Miocene epoch, I think.
We've read about it in class.
Wow, that's pretty cool.
Whit said we can go back on the weekend and dig for more stuff.
One diet orange.
Can I get you anything else, ma'am? I'm good.
Thanks.
- Pretty cute, huh? - Yeah.
- Can I open that now? - Oh! I love it.
Good.
Make sure you run a bore brush through that SAW.
Roger, Sergeant.
Hey, don't listen to that E-Five, Riggs.
We got a new E-Six coming in to run things.
- What? - Was that a joke? Promotion list just came down.
Your name was on it.
Believe that? Staff Sergeant LeBlanc.
What's this Army coming to? Congratulations, Sergeant.
Yeah, about time they paid you for what you're doing, anyway.
- Roger that.
- Yeah, I bet Roxy's going to like that jump in pay.
I can supervise if you want to hit the phone tent, give her a call.
She's probably working.
I'll call her later, thanks.
Whatever you say, Staff Sergeant.
You don't look well.
Are you eating? Elena? I'm not a criminal.
I know that.
And we are doing everything we can to get you out of here.
But you have to eat.
You have to think about your baby.
They're going to send me back to El Salvador.
Elena, did you hear me? You have to hold on.
You can't lose hope.
Okay? She's in bad shape, Grant.
Tell her we're doing everything we can.
- I did.
- Good.
Are we? Yes.
I've filed the appeal, but it's unlikely to be heard before her deadline is up.
So where are we with Specialist Cabrera? I still haven't heard back from Michael yet.
Well, assuming we do get a hold of him in Afghanistan, he's still going to have to go through all that red tape.
You sound pessimistic.
No, I'm just realistic.
Grant, we promised Elena.
Well, I know what we promised, Claudia Joy, but immigration law makes the tax code look easy.
So barring an act of Congress, I don't know what else we can do right now.
Wait, are you serious about an act of Congress? A state senator or congressman could introduce a private bill requesting a stay on Elena's behalf.
But unless you know someone I do.
I do.
Jean Calhoun.
You mean, Senator Calhoun's widow? She's a friend.
And she still has friends on the Hill.
Well, that's worth a shot.
Okay.
I'm on it.
Claudia Joy.
Do you have someone helping you through I'm fine, Grant.
Yeah, but what about your friend? Denise? No, no, no.
I would not drop this on her.
Not after what she's been through.
I appreciate your concern, truly, but for now I can handle this myself.
Thanks.
Okay.
What exactly did Dr.
Lang say? Well, the complications from my first delivery left scars on my uterine wall.
Coupled with my age would make this a high-risk pregnancy.
High risk.
Did she advise you not to get pregnant? Well, she said ultimately, the choice was mine.
Ours.
But her recommendation was not to go forward.
Look, Roland, I know this would be physically demanding, but I'm up for it.
I'm fit, I'm strong.
I battled through my TBI, didn't I? Joan, pregnancy isn't supposed to be a battle.
Tell that to a woman in her third trimester.
No.
I'm serious, Joan.
So am I.
You've already made up your mind.
I have.
Do I at least get a vote? Of course.
But you know how I feel.
Denise? Carrie, hi.
Nice to see you.
This is my husband, Frank.
Frank, this is Carrie Myers.
Her husband was Major Steve Myers.
I knew him well.
It's an honor to meet you, ma'am.
Thank you.
I was so sorry to hear about your son.
Is this your first time? I've missed the last couple of sessions.
Yeah, it is.
Okay, why don't we get started? It's very informal.
You don't have to talk if you don't want to.
I see some new faces.
Welcome.
Now this is a safe environment.
We're not a therapy group, we're a support group.
We encourage you to be honest, to listen and share.
Who'd like to begin? It's not fair.
Finn's little and he got to drive the backhoe.
I'm not little.
T.
J.
, the light.
Why the fuss? I thought you didn't even like Whit.
Well, that was before I knew him.
Whit's really cool and I want to go to the job site.
Please, Mom? Okay, okay.
Can you please just focus? I can't do this in the dark.
I'm not little.
I think it's normal, what you're experiencing, Denise.
Anybody? Laura.
I was on a walk yesterday and passed a freshly cut lawn.
You know that smell? All of a sudden I had an image of Darren pushing a lawn mower.
He did that for extra money in high school.
And I started crying.
Just like now.
He's been gone for two years.
But I don't fight it anymore, Denise.
I just accept it.
That's all.
I think what Laura is talking about is the distinction between grief and sadness.
For most of us, grief fades over time.
But sadness? I don't know if that ever goes away.
Or should.
Thank you.
Carrie.
You've been quiet tonight.
Not much to say.
You want to share what you told me earlier? This is my last session.
I'm moving off post this week.
Why? It's time.
It's been almost a year since Steve I'm taking the kids to live near my folks in Illinois.
We'll miss you.
I'll miss you, too.
I wish I felt that his sacrifice was worth it, but after all the time we've spent here together, I don't.
I still don't know why Steve had to die in a meaningless war.
- Excuse me? - Frank.
No, no.
I want you to explain yourself.
My husband died in a country that doesn't want us.
For a country that doesn't care.
He died for nothing.
And we're supposed to just listen to this? Frank, there's no judgment You're just going to let her go on like that? I'm encouraging her to go on like that.
It's how she feels.
I won't be a part of this.
I'm so sorry.
It's all right.
Frank.
Frank, you have to apologize.
- What? - You have to go back in there and apologize to those people, especially Carrie.
I will do no such thing.
Frank.
She's stepping on the flag, D.
She doesn't see it that way.
She said that Jeremy died for nothing.
- She did not say that.
- She sure as hell did.
- Now you can go back in there - No, you need to go back in there.
She lost a husband, just like we lost a son, and if we want to be a part of that group I will not be in the same room with that woman.
Well, I take it Congress isn't going into emergency session to help us.
Mmm-mmm.
Jean Calhoun thinks it's outrageous that the wife of a deployed serviceman is facing deportation.
But? A lot of her friends lost in the last election.
And the rest aren't willing to stick their necks out.
Well, you sound surprised.
Disappointed.
Well, immigration is a hot button issue.
Grant, we're running out of time here.
There has to be something else we can do.
Well, what if there isn't? I don't know, but I'm not willing to sit there and let Elena be sent away.
Maybe you're ready to quit on her, I'm not.
I'm sorry.
Look, Claudia Joy, go home.
Get some rest.
You've got a big day tomorrow.
I care about her, too, Claudia Joy.
Out like a light.
I'm thinking some mint chocolate chip.
How about you? I don't like it.
What? You love mint chocolate chip.
You know what I mean.
I talked to Dr.
Seaver over at Mercer.
He's an expert on these things.
And he told you about the chances of miscarriage and uterine rupture.
Yes, he did.
A uterine rupture could be fatal, Joan.
To you and the baby.
And with the amount of scarring you have, he says your odds go way up.
- I'm aware of that.
- It's not worth it, Joan.
I can't.
I'm sorry.
I'm not going to put your life on the line.
Now you said I had a vote.
That's my vote.
No.
So that's it? No.
There's adoption.
Roland, we're not adopting.
Why not? Look, we both want a second child, we've got the means to provide No.
We are not doing that.
Joan, adoption is Adoption is for people who can't have kids on their own.
That is not us.
It's not me, anyway.
You going to talk to me? D? You heard Chaplain Maris.
That group is supposed to be a safe place.
Those people helped me, they reached out to me, Frank, and you insulted them.
- I did not.
- Yes, you did.
- Well, that woman was - That woman's name is Carrie.
She has three children and no husband and she was the first one to welcome us tonight.
Well, she shouldn't have said what she said.
Why not? She lost her husband.
She can say whatever she wants.
- Not to me, she can't.
- Well, to me then.
- D.
- Sometimes, I don't understand you, Frank.
You think you can tell the world how to feel? You think Carrie Myers is the only Army wife to question the cause? Let me tell you something.
Every mother who loses a child wants to know what it was for and if it was worth it.
Every one.
Hey, Joan.
Roland, we don't have time to get into this right now.
I can't be late.
Will you just tell me why you came down so hard last night? Will you hold on for one second, please? Look, I get your disappointment about pregnancy.
Maybe it was insensitive of me to bring up adoption so soon.
- It was.
- Okay.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
But, sweetheart, there are all sorts of reasons to adopt.
It's not just about an inability to conceive.
- Can I go now? - No.
Look, I just want to know what's bothering you.
Nothing is bothering me.
I just don't think adoption is the right road for us, that's all.
Look, it's not a failure if we decide to go a different route.
That's not it.
So what is it? Me.
For some women, being a mom comes naturally.
Not for me.
You know that.
It was a role I had to learn.
But you did.
You learned.
Hey, Joan, you're a fantastic mother.
I don't think I can I'm not sure I could love someone else's child the way I love my own.
Okay? I've got to go.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Okay.
The CT scan confirms that you have a tumor on your right ovary.
It's about six centimeters in diameter.
Okay.
So now what? Well, we need to go in and remove it.
The ovary as well, I'm afraid.
It's a laparoscopic procedure, it's minimally invasive.
Nevertheless, I'll want you to stay overnight for observation.
- When? - As soon as we can get you ready.
There's no sense in delaying.
If it is cancer, we want to get it now.
I booked an OR for 6:00 this evening.
Please don't eat or drink anything between now and then so your stomach is empty before the anesthesia, okay? Mrs.
Holden, depending on what we find, we may need to remove more than just the ovary.
We're talking anything from a partial to a radical hysterectomy.
I need you to be prepared for that possibility.
The pathology report should take Any questions? I didn't think you should be alone for this.
I hope you don't mind.
No.
So what did they say? - Hey, what are you doing here? - Hey.
Oh, I was just driving around post because I can.
With my new ID card.
Wow.
Good picture.
Right? The new and improved Army wife.
Yeah.
You're all set, Rox.
Hey, Pamela.
Thank you.
You're a lifesaver.
Hey, Whit! Want to play? All right.
Only for a minute though.
Your mom's got me on a tight schedule.
I thought he was never coming on post.
Washing machine emergency.
- Roxy.
- I tried to fix it myself.
Look, I don't remember you having such a problem with Whit when he saved your wedding with his generator.
That was different.
Oh really? How? This was a one-time emergency, just like that was.
I'm just a little worried about you, that's all.
I'm not sure you're thinking clearly.
Pamela, I'm fine.
There's nothing to worry about, believe me.
Okay.
You want to stay for some tea? No.
I got to pick up the kids.
Maybe tomorrow? - Sure.
- Okay.
Bye bye.
I'm so glad you could drop by.
I'm glad you called.
The house is a mess and the packers just left for the day.
I can imagine.
How are the kids handling it? The move and everything? It's tough.
The Army's all they've ever known.
But we have each other and we'll get through it as a family.
I hope you like oatmeal raisin.
They're my favorite.
I don't know how you find the time to make them.
I should have come by sooner, Denise.
You and Claudia Joy were so kind to me when Steve was killed.
I'm sorry.
Please.
I should be the one apologizing.
- After last night.
- No.
It's okay.
No, it's not.
Your husband's a soldier.
Honestly, he reminds me of Steve.
Army all the way.
Yeah, that's Frank.
In a way, I envy them.
To them, the world is black and white.
Right and wrong.
The good guys and the bad guys.
It's not that way though, is it? No, it's not.
Hey, Pamela.
Hey.
I was just driving by and I thought maybe we could talk for a minute.
Yeah, sure.
What's up? I know who you are, Whit.
I mean, being Finn's dad.
Roxy told me the first time you were here.
I'm just here to do a job, that's all.
Really? Dancing with Roxy at my wedding, digging for fossils with Finn, playing football with the boys.
Okay, I know how that might look, but I think Roxy can take care of herself, don't you? No, I don't.
She's not thinking clearly right now.
Trevor's been gone a long time and she's struggling.
I just want to help.
Yeah, but you're not the man of the house, Whit.
- Trevor is.
- I know.
So whether you mean to or not, your being here confuses things for Roxy.
And for the boys.
You really want to help? Yeah.
Go home.
Mrs.
Holden? Hmm.
Yes.
We're ready.
Yeah? General Holden's on line one.
Um Put him through.
Hello, General.
I was looking for my wife.
Her cell went right to voicemail and nobody's picking up at home.
Yeah, well, we're working late tonight and I don't know exactly where she is.
You want me to take a message? I've got some news about Specialist Cabrera.
Go ahead, I can take that.
His unit's coming back to Camp Eagle today.
That's great.
Listen, you wouldn't happen to have a video hook-up we could talk to him on? We have a facility here, yeah.
Here's the problem.
I don't think we can get the bureaucracy to work fast enough unless we get a little help.
So if Specialist Cabrera could talk to a reporter, then the resulting press Absolutely not.
The Army will not participate in one of your publicity gimmicks.
Now, wait just a minute, General.
I know how you operate, Chandler, and I don't like it.
With due respect, General, the wife of one of your soldiers is going to be deported unless we can shake things up here.
Now I know it may be personally distasteful, but sometimes publicity is the only card left to play.
So we can sit here butting heads over it, or we can try to help an innocent woman.
Your call.
- That was a terrific dinner, honey.
- Thanks.
And these cookies are fantastic.
Is that a new recipe or something? They're not mine.
Carrie Myers brought them over.
I invited her.
May I ask why? So I could apologize.
For you.
You shouldn't have done that.
I disagree.
You misjudged her.
- No, I heard what she said.
- No.
You heard the words.
You didn't hear what she was saying.
She's in pain, Frank.
She's raising three children by herself and she has to move out of the state and she misses her husband every minute of every day.
- Don't you get that? - Of course I do.
- It's still no reason for her to - To what? To blame the Army? Who else is she going to blame? It's not about that, anyway.
It's not about what you think, the mission, the noble sacrifice.
It's about living with a hole in your life for the rest of your life.
I'd think about that before I pass judgment on another grieving widow.
- Hey.
- Hey.
You're wrong, you know.
About what this time? Your capacity as a mother.
How about the way you cared for Molly the other night? You seemed pretty loving then.
Yeah, well, that's different.
Molly's a dream.
And she's Frank and Denise's daughter.
Well, every child is somebody's son or daughter.
Yeah.
I suppose.
Hey, look, Joan, adoption isn't exactly what I had in mind, either.
But if we're serious about wanting a larger family, I think it's something that we should at least consider.
It took courage to admit what you told me, to share your fears.
To be honest, I've had a few myself.
I'm just talking about taking the first step here.
You know? Just the first baby step.
Hey, look, sweetheart.
There might be legitimate reasons not to adopt, but I know you, so let's be clear.
The size of your heart isn't one of them.
Thank you.
How you feeling? Tired.
Saw it at the gift shop.
It wraps around the bed.
See? It's cute.
Thanks.
So how'd it go? They got the tumor.
They didn't have to take anything else.
Good.
I'll get the lab results tomorrow.
- Find out if it's cancer.
- Right.
Your husband called the office looking for you and I told him you were tied up with work.
Thanks.
He had information about Specialist Cabrera.
Well, I'll let you get your rest.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Wait, wait.
What about Specialist Cabrera? Don't you worry about that now.
Okay? Wait, wait.
Grant? I might have some news in the morning.
Get some rest.
- Good night.
- Night.
Hey.
Hey, Rox.
Brought you a little something-something.
All right, thanks.
Hey, guys, donuts! - How's it going? - Good.
Listen, I hate to do this to you, but I got a call from a buddy of mine back home last night.
He's building a new subdivision and wants me to oversee the whole thing.
A new subdivision.
Yeah.
Houses and I know what a subdivision is.
I just didn't know anybody was building them these days.
They are.
I wouldn't leave you high and dry, though, Rox.
I met a guy down at the lumber yard.
He checks out.
He's going to finish the job for you, same money.
You always were a really bad liar, Whit.
Well, I ain't lying.
Look, I shouldn't have come here.
What are you talking about? I just You.
You're not thinking clearly these days, Rox.
- Says who? - Says me.
I should go home.
You do and I'll sue you for breach of contract.
- Rox.
- I mean it, Whit.
We signed a contract.
You do not move an inch until you are done with this job.
Where are you going? Hey, Pamela.
- Hey.
- Please tell me you did not talk to Whit.
- Roxy, I - I can't believe you did that.
- Well, listen, I just - No, you listen.
You stay away from him.
I need Whit to help me build that truck stop.
I just thought that before That what? That you'd mess with my project? You do understand that this is my money we're talking about here, right? Okay, now hold on.
You aren't seriously telling me that Whit is the only contractor that can do that job? On time and on budget? Yes! - Come on.
- Come on, what? Roxy, you asked Whit here because you wanted him around.
You are so out-of-bounds.
- Roxy, he's practically walked into we're only friends! If it's all so innocent, how come you haven't told Trevor? I told you, I've tried.
How hard is it to send an e-mail even if you're scared to tell him on the phone? That's it.
God.
Roxy, you already broke your rule about him coming on post.
What is next? He is just a friend.
Why can't you just leave it alone? Because he was just a friend the last time you slept with him, that's why.
Shut up, Pamela! Just shut up! Roxy, since Jeremy died, you've been acting like Trevor's gone, too, and he's not.
He's alive and he's still your husband.
And sooner or later, he's coming home.
- All I'm trying to say - I can't believe you just said that.
- Roxy.
- No.
You know what? Stay away from me, okay? Stay away from me.
Almost ready.
No rush, Counselor.
Okay.
Can't forget this.
It's sweet.
As reported earlier, Elena Cabrera, pregnant wife of Army Specialist Antonio Cabrera, a decorated soldier currently serving in Afghanistan, faces deportation to El Salvador later this week.
I was born in El Salvador and I'm a citizen of the United States.
- Grant, how did you make this - Your husband arranged it.
My wife didn't know her green card was fake.
She's been working and paying taxes in the United States for six years.
She's applying for citizenship.
She's always done the right thing.
We both have.
That's why I'm fighting here.
We love the United States.
How can they deport her for that? WSVD News asked that very question of a leading Washington immigration official, who had no explanation.
That's fantastic.
Let's just hope it works, huh? Here, ma'am.
Let me help you with that.
- I've got it.
That's okay.
I - Ma'am, come on, please.
Thank you.
- You got that? - Yeah, I got it.
Thanks.
Look, I wanted to apologize for the other night.
Thanks, but I don't need it.
I understand how you feel.
Fair enough.
But maybe I didn't understand how you feel.
Maybe I do a little better now.
It's all right, sweetheart.
He's a friend.
It's my oldest.
Very protective of her mother.
Well, Denise Well, let's just say she broadened my perspective.
Is that code for gave you a talking to? Look, ma'am.
Perhaps you do understand me.
But what I wanted to say is that the Army is more than just symbols to me.
It is flesh and blood.
It is the soldier on your left, the soldier on your right.
That's who you fight for.
That's who you die for.
Now I was supposed to have been on that chopper your husband was piloting.
I got pulled the last minute.
So maybe that's why I feel his sacrifice so strongly.
He was a fine soldier, ma'am.
And I wanted you to know that.
Thank you.
I wish you well.
We've gone over the state's requirements for adoption.
And we are confident that we can provide a stable, loving home.
It's been our dream to have a second child.
I appreciate that, Colonel Burton, but I have to tell you that state adoption would be a difficult process in your case.
Difficult? Difficult how? Military families, they often struggle to meet state regulations regarding residency and home ownership.
Colonel Burton could be reassigned on a moment's notice, isn't that true? Yes.
Technically.
Even the possibility of deployment can create an unstable environment for a child.
So you're saying we can't adopt? I'm saying it would be a difficult process.
I'm going to file a complaint.
- Roland.
- It's discriminatory, Joan.
Bias against all military families.
How's that not wrong? Well, think how it looks from where she's sitting.
I don't want to.
We're good parents, Joan.
Yes, we are.
And if we can't use the state, we'll find a private agency.
Really? That's expensive.
So we'll sell the yacht.
Right.
After I became aware of the extenuating circumstances, naturally, I couldn't allow such a miscarriage of justice to take place.
Naturally.
That's why I have granted Mrs.
Cabrera humanitarian parole, allowing her to remain in this country while she continues her application for citizenship.
You got to love hypocrites like that.
When they make the right decisions, yes.
Thank you.
Thank you both so much.
So much.
Of course.
If it's a boy, we're calling him Grant.
And if it's a girl, Claudia.
Oh! - Hey, more champagne! - Thank you.
Excuse me.
Yes.
Okay.
Okay, thank you.
Yeah, you, too.
Goodbye.
It's not cancer.
Claudia Joy.
- I should go.
- Wait.
Michael.
Honey, I'm so sorry I couldn't pick up the other night when you called.
Well, that's okay, I know you had a lot on your plate.
Thank you for that video hook-up.
It worked.
Elena Cabrera is not being deported.
Well, that's great, but I can do you one better.
We're coming home.
- Really? - Next week.
Everything got moved up.
We just received redeployment orders, the whole division.
You're coming home? I'm coming home.
Michael, that is the best news I've heard all day.