Army Wives s05e09 Episode Script

Countermeasures

Previously on Army Wives Please tell me you did not talk to Whit.
Roxy, I I need Whit to help me build that truck stop.
How come you haven't told Trevor? I've tried.
How hard is it to send an e-mail even if you're scared to tell him on the phone? Shut up, Pamela! Just shut up! Roland and I have decided to have a second child.
A uterine rupture could be fatal, Joan.
To you and the baby.
So that's it? There's adoption.
The CT scan confirms that you have a tumor on your right ovary.
If it is cancer, we want to get it now.
Have you talked to your husband? No, I don't want to worry Michael with this.
- So how'd it go? - They got the tumor.
Good.
It's not cancer.
Claudia Joy.
- I should go.
- Wait.
We just received redeployment orders, the whole division.
You're coming home? I'm coming home.
Claudia Joy.
We need to talk.
- Grant.
- Before you say anything, let me apologize.
It was stupid and impulsive and I'm very, very sorry.
Thank you.
I don't understand.
Have I been giving you signals? Did I mislead you somehow? No, no.
You haven't done anything.
Okay, then why? I lost my head.
Now we had just won a big case, I'd had too much champagne, your doctor just called you with the good news.
I was happy.
And that's it? That's it.
I mean, clearly, I crossed a line and I'm sorry.
Well, I'm sorry, too, because I don't know how we keep working together.
I understand.
And if that's your decision, I respect it.
But I think it would be a shame to quit over one momentary lapse of judgment on my part.
Claudia Joy, when we hired you, there was no ulterior motive.
None.
My firm had a need, you were the best student I'd had in years.
It just made sense.
I wish to God I could take that kiss back.
But I can't.
But I can guarantee you that nothing like that will ever happen again.
What do you want to do? Hey, Roxy! Did you hear? - Hear what? - They're coming home! The division's coming home! T.
J.
Finn.
Hey, wake up! Boys! Hey, come on, wake up! Five more minutes.
Okay, five more minutes and then I will tell you that your dad is coming home.
- What? - Dad's coming home? - He sure is! I just found out! - Yes! When will he be here? I don't know, I have to check my e-mail.
But I think soon.
- Can we make a sign? - Yeah! A big "welcome home" sign! Yeah, I've got poster board in my closet.
- Get your big markers.
- Yes! Can we go fishing once Dad gets home? Yes, I think we can arrange that.
I want to show him my shark's tooth.
Maybe Dad can go fossil hunting with me and Whit.
Uh Yeah.
- Got the markers.
Let's go! He would've been coming home this week, huh? I know.
I've been thinking about that, too.
Yeah, well, I've got to be there.
On the tarmac.
Greet the troops.
Are you going to be okay with that? Yeah.
Well, I don't have much choice, hon.
It is my duty.
Well - I'll see you later.
- Okay.
Hi, we're the Burtons.
And we'd like to introduce ourselves to you.
I'm Joan.
This is my husband, Roland.
And our daughter, Sara Elizabeth.
And we want your baby.
- Roland.
- What? We have to take this seriously.
I was serious.
Okay, I'm sorry.
I was just trying to get you to relax.
How can I relax? You heard what the agency said.
Private adoption is very competitive.
We have to make our application stand out.
And it will.
But right now, in this moment Hey, Colonel.
I need you to take a breath.
Okay.
I just want this so bad.
I know.
- I didn't think adoption would be so - Ridiculous? Complicated.
I can't believe the future of our family depends on whether or not we can impress a teenage girl.
Well, even so, at the end of the day, all we can do is be ourselves.
Hmm.
So, you don't want to hear my idea about the musical number, the three of us in leotards, going all Beyoncé on them? - Just kidding.
- Thank God.
- Wow.
He actually kissed you.
- Mmm-hmm.
I still can't believe it.
- And he wants you to stay? - Yeah.
You think he'd try it again? I don't think so.
The man I saw last night was genuinely remorseful.
Okay, so, could you go back? I don't know.
On the one hand, it is a great job.
I'm not going to find another like it.
Flexible schedule, associate-level work.
On the other hand Oh, that's what I'm not sure of.
- I think you should stay.
- Yeah? You want my opinion, that's my opinion.
He made a mistake, you made him take responsibility for it.
Now that everything's out in the open, you've got some ground rules.
That's true.
In fact, you probably have more control over the situation than you did before.
Ma'am.
- Oh.
What about Michael? - What about him? Should I tell him? No.
Absolutely not.
- But, Denise - Well, why would you? Because we don't keep secrets from each other.
Claudia Joy, you have nothing to explain.
Chandler kissed you.
You didn't reciprocate.
Telling Michael wouldn't change anything.
No.
Just trust me on this.
He's better off not knowing.
- You're going to tell him, aren't you? - No.
- Claudia Joy.
- I won't.
I won't.
Pamela, open up! Look, I know we got into it yesterday.
You were trying to be a good friend and I wouldn't listen, even though I think that you shouldn't have talked to Whit.
But we can fight about that later because I Roxy, what are you Look, I don't have a lot of time, Pamela, so I'm just going to cut to the chase.
You were right and I'm screwed.
Okay, back up.
What are you talking about? Trevor's coming home and the truck stop's not finished and Whit's still here.
You really are screwed.
Mmm-hmm.
Pamela? - Okay.
- What? It's easy.
Fire Whit.
That's not easy.
Well, he can't be here when Trevor gets back.
That's all there is to it.
That's not all.
What about Shady and the loan and the fact that that leaves me with a truck stop that's three-quarters finished? Sorry.
I have to fire Whit.
Immediately.
What do I tell the boys? They love Whit.
Especially Finn.
You'll figure something out.
Okay.
Good morning.
Morning.
You're back.
I didn't come to clean out my desk, if that's what you're asking.
Good.
Okay.
Hey, what do you know about dog food? Dog food? Um A class action, seven plaintiffs, so far.
Claim their dogs were poisoned by contaminated dog food.
Doesn't seem like your kind of case.
Well, now, you can't save the world unless you can pay your light bill.
Sit down.
All right.
Okay.
You're firing me? Rox, I'm ahead of schedule, I'm under budget.
I mean, okay, we got in a little trouble with those faulty valves, but the supplier ate the cost and we made up time.
I know, I know.
You have done a great job, Whit.
Really.
So why are you firing me? Trevor's coming home.
I didn't tell him about you.
He doesn't know you're here.
Why not? Well, it's complicated.
I guess I thought that the truck stop would be done by the time he got back.
But his division's been recalled early and If he comes home and I'm here, he might think that you and I Oh, he'll definitely think you and I There was already talk after last time you were here.
But nothing happened.
Yeah, I know that and you know that, but the neighborhood saw your truck parked outside all night.
Man, I feel stupid.
Whit.
Let me go tell the crew.
Hey.
I'm really sorry.
I messed up.
I should've been honest with you and I definitely should've been honest with Trevor.
It's okay.
I think you're hiding something, Angela.
And I can't help if you're not willing to be honest with me.
Dr.
Burton, I'm clean.
Six months.
You failed your drug test.
The lab must've mixed up the samples.
You know Mercer, Dr.
Burton.
Remember what it was like when we worked together? Stuff like that happens all the time.
Angela, this is not a game.
You could go to jail this time, you understand that? There's no more rehab, no more monitoring.
Jail.
I'm a good nurse.
Good nurses don't steal meds from their patients.
Now maybe you can lie to yourself, but you can't lie to me.
You lost your job.
You want to lose your freedom, too? Your family? I can't go to jail.
My baby needs me.
You're right.
He does.
So are you willing to fight for him? Because that's what this is, Angela, a battle.
You've got to put Bobby before everything else.
Everything.
I love Bobby.
You know I do.
It's time to prove it.
- Hey, dude.
- Hey, Dr.
Burton! How you doing, Bobby? Good.
Look what I drew! Oh! What do we have here? It's a speedboat.
Does it go What, like this? No, it goes like this.
Oh.
Thanks.
Hey, is that you driving? No, that's you.
That's me there.
That's nice, dude.
- Thanks.
It's time to go, baby.
- Okay.
Hey, man.
Don't forget your drawing.
It's for you.
It's for me? Thank you, sir.
You're welcome.
- I'll see you next week.
- Yeah.
- Bye, man.
- Bye.
What in the Sam Hill do you think you're doing? Look, Shady, I You can't fire Whit without me! Yeah, but I I told you, it's not her fault, Shady.
My cousin called, I You need to stay out of this.
I'm senior partner.
You want to change contractors, it goes through me.
Okay, I want to change contractors.
- Why? - It's personal.
Personal? I'll tell you what's personal.
Losing money, that's what's personal.
This boy's doing fantastic work and he's saving us a bundle to boot.
Now what's gotten into you, Roxy? Well, if you'd stop yelling for a minute, then maybe I could explain! Fine.
Explain.
- Whit is Finn's father.
- What? It was a one-time thing a long time ago, but I can't have Whit here when Trevor gets back.
- Are you two fooling around? - No, sir.
Then I don't see what the problem is then.
The problem is how it looks.
I'm sorry, missy, but you should've thought about that before you brung him in.
Now, do I need to remind you that both of our futures are riding on this little enterprise? So whatever personal problems you two have, you need to work them out.
But this is business.
And you don't mess with business.
Not my business, anyway.
- Understood? - Yeah.
Get back to work, son.
Just explain it to your husband.
If you got nothing to hide, he'll understand.
Shady's right.
If Whit's still here, what else can you do? You got to tell Trevor the truth.
You think he'll understand? I don't know.
Maybe? Maybe? I'm not liking the odds.
Well, if it was me, I would get him in a good mood first and then drop the Whit bomb.
Good mood? Like candles, music, oil? Yeah.
That's a start.
Yeah.
Well, if there's one thing I'm good at Okay, I don't need the details, thank you.
You really think it could be that easy? Well, what else have you got? Good point.
Under the circumstances, it can't just be the best sex of his life.
It's got to be, like, the best sex in the history of sex.
Well, are you up for it? All I've got to do is get him up for it.
Okay.
Well, you call me tomorrow after history has been made.
- Hey, Pamela? - Yeah.
Thanks.
I bet you're thinking, "I told you so," and you're right.
I should've listened to you from the start.
- Roxy? - Yeah? Forget it.
Okay.
Bye.
Hey, guys, can you wait a sec? I want to talk to you about something.
What? Listen, I want to save the truck stop as a special surprise for your dad, so no talking about backhoes or shark's teeth or Whit or any of that stuff until I can take him to the job site.
Okay? Think you can do that for me? - Okay.
- Sure.
Okay, let's go.
- Denise.
- Hi.
What You didn't have to come.
These are Jeremy's friends coming home.
He'd want me here.
Well, that's, uh Thanks for coming.
Forward march! Company, halt! I'm going to keep this brief.
- Where is he? - I don't know.
I want to thank you, families and friends, for your support.
Your presence here today reminds us of what we fight for.
Let me assure you that your sacrifices at home are fully appreciated by those who sacrifice in theater.
And let me tell you something.
These outstanding troops have served their country honorably and represented the very best of what this nation stands for.
Soldiers of the 23rd, fall out! There he is! Dad! Dad! Over here! - Dad! Oh! Look at you two! Hey, soldier.
- Welcome home.
- Thank you, ma'am.
Thank you for your service.
So glad to have you back.
- Welcome home.
- Thank you, Mrs.
Sherwood.
- Specialist Giron.
- Yes, ma'am.
PFC Riggs, ma'am.
It's a pleasure to finally meet you.
Jeremy told us a lot about you.
He's told me a lot about the two of you, as well.
Thank you for being here.
Of course.
Welcome home.
Hello? This is Dr.
Burton.
Yes, she's my patient.
Right.
I'll be right there.
She was brought in by ambulance after a 9-1-1 call.
Overdose.
- Do we know what she took? - What didn't she take? Percocet, Demerol, Vicodin.
But we got to her in time.
Once she regains consciousness, we'll put her on a 72-hour lockdown until her mental state can be evaluated.
And who made the 9-1-1 call? Thanks.
You keep me posted, huh? Will do.
Is my mom going to be okay? Yeah, she is.
That was a brave thing you did, Bobby, calling 9-1-1.
I had to.
I know.
Paperwork's in order.
I'll take him now.
Ready, Bobby? Hey, I'm Dr.
Roland Burton.
I've been treating Bobby's mother.
Josh Hobbs.
Department of Social Services.
I'll be taking Bobby to an intermediate facility until we can arrange for a foster home.
Well, he doesn't have a relative in the area? Not that we could find.
Do you know someone? So, he's in the system now.
Until the mother demonstrates she can provide a stable home.
We'll take good care of him.
Come on, Bobby.
I don't want to go.
It's just for a little while, man.
But why can't I go home with you? Don't worry, Bobby, we're going to take extra-special care of you.
Isn't that right, Dr.
Burton? Yeah, he's right, Bobby.
You go with Mr.
Hobbs.
Everything's going to be just fine.
I'll come see you as soon as I can.
Promise? - I promise.
- Okay.
You should have seen his face, Joan.
He looked so lost.
How can parents do that to their children? Addiction is a terrible thing.
I know, but choosing drugs over your own child? I'll never understand.
He looked at me and asked, "Why can't I come home with you?" Oh.
Why can't he? What? Why can't he come home with us, Joan? We've been talking about adoption, anyway.
Foster parenting is just another way of doing it.
Yeah, but I know we've been talking about a newborn, but let's just think about it.
There's lot of competition for infants.
Older kids like Bobby? They can sit in the system for years.
And it's just because they're older.
Bobby is a spectacular kid, Joan.
He deserves a loving family.
I guess I could meet him.
It's all I'm asking.
Thank you.
I'm sorry.
It's been a long day.
It's my fault.
I was trying too hard, I guess.
My body clock's all messed up.
I'm just going to go watch some TV.
Finally.
If I had to do one more interview You did a fine job, General Holden.
Thank you, ma'am.
God, I've missed this place.
You must be starved.
I was thinking lamb chops and baked potato.
Mmm.
Later.
Okay, one steak and eggs.
Oh, you have no idea how long I've been dreaming of this moment.
Well, don't get too used to it.
You'll be back to oatmeal and fruit soon.
Yes, doctor.
Oh, I love you.
What, me or the steak? There's room in my heart for you both.
So, what are you going to do today? Uh I'm going to go to the office for half a day.
And then I think I'll have a beer and watch the game.
What game? No idea.
What season is it? Baseball? Basketball? I just left him there asleep.
And I mean, like, really asleep.
His body is in a totally different time zone.
Wait, so Trevor still doesn't know about Whit? Roxy, this is getting ridiculous.
What could I do? Just shake him from a dead sleep, "Hey, morning, babe! Oh, Finn's dad is my contractor"? Okay, I get it, but then what's your plan? I left him a note that said that I wanted to have a special dinner tonight.
Juana offered to take the kids for a sleepover, so Trevor and I have the house to ourselves.
Nice.
Yeah.
I figured we just rushed things last night, so tonight we're going to start with wine, a little home-cooked meal, and then Okay.
I think I'm hanging up now.
Wish me luck.
Good luck.
Have you ever been on a boat? I have.
You? Uh-uh.
But I'm going to someday.
This is a shrimp boat.
They catch shrimp in these nets, see? Oh.
So you like boats, huh? Uh-huh.
Are you really in the Army? - I am.
- Cool.
Dr.
Burton, Mrs.
Burton, a word, please? Be right back.
Okay.
You're not allowed to be here.
- I told the receptionist - I know what you told the receptionist and I've reminded her of state regulations regarding visitors.
No exceptions.
Now I have to ask you to leave.
Look, Hobbs, we're sorry.
We didn't mean to break any rules.
I just wanted my wife to meet Bobby.
Why? Because we're interested in becoming his foster parents.
- You're not serious? - I'm completely serious.
Look, he knows me, he trusts me.
We can provide a stable home environment.
Dr.
Burton, I know you mean well, but you can't be Bobby's foster parents.
Why not? Your husband's treating Bobby's mother.
It's an obvious conflict of interest.
Doctor has mother declared unfit, then takes her son? But it's not like that.
Try explaining that to a judge.
Look, it's not my area.
I'm here to protect the children under my supervision, so I really I have to insist that you leave.
Look, I'll give you another five minutes, but the next time you want to visit, it's got to go through me, okay? Yeah.
Thanks.
Sorry I brought you into this.
I want to talk to a lawyer.
Morning, Mrs.
Sherwood.
Hope we're not disturbing.
No.
Please, come in.
We really can't stay, ma'am.
We just We brought you something.
Oh, you didn't need to bring me anything.
It's not much.
We just wanted to thank you for meeting the plane yesterday.
- That meant a lot.
- Oh, well And all those care packages you sent downrange? We appreciate you making extra for Jeremy so he could share with us.
You were kind of like our den mother, I guess.
For sure.
Oh, I was happy to do it.
- You can open it.
- Oh, of course.
Sorry.
It's not much, but No, it's wonderful.
Thank you.
We're so sorry, ma'am.
He was our brother.
Thanks for coming over on such short notice.
Of course.
I wish I had better news.
Conflict of interest.
Uh-huh.
I spoke with several experts and I'm afraid the social worker is right.
The appearance of impropriety is just too great.
There's no judge in the world that would grant you custody if it were to come to that.
Well, what if Roland were to remove himself from the mother's case? It's too late.
Roland has a two-year history with the mother, going back to when they both worked at Mercer.
I'm really sorry.
Nope, it's my fault.
I should've realized the conflict from the jump.
You just let your heart get in front of your head.
I appreciate you showing me around.
I Oh! Michael! Hello, Counselor.
Thought I'd surprise you.
Well, you succeeded.
- I wanted to see you where you worked.
- Uh-huh.
I've just been telling your husband what an asset you've been to the firm.
- He exaggerates.
- I doubt it.
Would you mind if I steal her away for a cup of coffee? Please.
In fact, in honor of your husband's return, I'm giving you the rest of the day off.
It's my half-day, anyway.
Perfect.
- Shall we? - Sure.
It's a nice office.
And I got to tell you, for the first time, I had a decent conversation with Grant Chandler.
Michael, I need to tell you something.
I know we don't keep secrets from each other.
Remember that pain I was having? From yoga.
It wasn't from yoga.
Turns out I had a tumor.
What? It was benign, Michael.
I'm okay, but they did have to remove an ovary.
Why didn't you tell me? Because I didn't want to worry you if it turned out to be nothing, which it did.
Well, it doesn't sound like nothing to me.
Look, it was scary for a few days, but I'm fine.
- You're sure? - Yes.
Yes, I'm sure.
Positive.
Good.
There's something else.
I didn't want to tell anyone my problem, not even Denise, but right after the initial diagnosis, Grant found me crying in the office.
I was embarrassed, but once he did know, he was concerned.
He checked in on me when I was in recovery.
It was all just a huge misunderstanding, which he apologized for, and Hang on.
He apologized for what? We had just won the case with Elena Cabrera.
The whole office was celebrating with champagne and that's when I got the news I didn't have cancer.
Grant was there.
He hugged me and then he kissed me.
I was shocked, I left the office immediately.
We talked later that night and he apologized.
Said it was just the moment, that it would never happen again.
For what it's worth, Michael, I believe him.
But I will completely understand if you're not comfortable with me working there anymore.
Michael, I'm sorry.
I don't know if telling you is the right thing to do.
Seeing you with Grant just now, I thought you deserved to know.
Say something, please.
Please.
I'm going to take a walk.
Thanks, Matt.
Hey, can I help you? No.
I'm just wondering why there's a trailer parked here.
Oh, yeah.
Been doing some work for the owner of the bar.
Oh, right on.
Who are you? Whit Carter.
From Tuscaloosa? Yeah.
How'd you know that? - Hey, babe, what are you doing here? - Really, Roxy? Finn's dad? Okay.
Trevor, calm down.
He's been living here? He's your contractor? Please, just talk about this in the office.
No, you have been lying to me this whole time! I did not lie! I tried to tell you! You know, I actually came here to apologize.
I must be the world's biggest idiot! I'm risking my life while you're screwing around behind my back! - Hey, I did not! Nothing happened! - Just shut up! Shut up! Buddy.
Hey! Trevor, don't! Nothing happened! I told you! I just asked him here to work! That's it! - General Holden.
- I know what you did.
- Then I owe you an apology.
- Save it.
You took advantage of my wife in a vulnerable moment.
You disrespected her, you disrespected our marriage, you disrespected me.
And unlike Claudia Joy, I don't believe for a second you wouldn't do it again if you had the chance.
Now, I trust my wife, but I don't trust you.
Try it again and next time, you won't see me coming.
I promise you, the Harmons are one of our best couples.
Bobby's going to really like living with them.
And you'll keep tabs on him? Make sure he's doing okay? Absolutely.
Thanks.
Would it be breaking any rules if you gave us an update every now and then? Probably.
But I'll see what I can do.
Dr.
Burton! Hey, dude! - Hey, Mrs.
Burton.
- Hi, Bobby.
Hey, Mr.
Hobbs was just telling us about your new home.
Now I hear they have a dog and a swimming pool.
- Wow! A pool? Mmm-hmm.
Maybe they'll let you play with this in it.
A speedboat? Cool.
- Can I keep it? - Of course.
It's yours.
- Thanks.
- Hey, listen, man, things may seem hard for a little while, but I want you to give this new home a chance.
Because I know you're going to like it once you get used to it, okay? You think you can do that? Good man.
Hey, why don't you go outside now and play, huh? - Thanks for the boat.
- You're very welcome.
- All these kids need homes? - Yeah.
These and many more.
Are you sure you're okay? I'm happy to take you to the doctor.
I'm fine.
- There's a clinic, like, right - I'm fine! Just need to get going, that's all.
Whit, I'm so sorry.
I really messed everything up.
You of all people know I never had the good sense God gave a billy goat.
I should've known better from the start.
Truth is, I wanted to come, Rox.
I wanted to be around you, around Finn.
I hate sneaking out on him like this.
Tell him I said goodbye, will you? Tell him Hell, I don't know.
Tell him whatever you want.
I'm glad you told me.
Yeah? Are we okay? Always.
I love you.
I love you, too.