Army Wives s06e16 Episode Script

Battle Scars

Je n'ai pas parlé avec lui depuis qu'il a été blessé.
Le lieutenant Anderson est là.
Car son visage a été brulé en Afghanistan Voici le lieutenant Anderson.
Bienvenue chez nous monsieur.
Merci Finn! Entré Captain Nicole Galassini-- She's up for a Purple Heart.
And you recommend Bronze Star with "V" device for valor? Oui Monsieur Her actions in the face of armed opposition allowed us to evacuate those American citizens without bloodshed, sir.
Vous ne m'en avez pas parlé Franck She's the genuine article, all right.
To my Bronze Star winner.
Face it, girl.
You are a hell of a soldier.
Here's to you.
To us.
Veut tu m'épouser ? Oui! Oui, je le veux Regarde moi dans les yeux et dis moi que tu ne la connais pas Oh mon dieu Oh mon Dieu Gloria ! - Pars ! - Parlons on en s'il te plait - Degage ! Degage ! Degage ! - Laisse nous en parler !! Je t'en pris ! je ne veux plus te voir ! Jamais ! Pars ! Je viens d'avoir une lettre de TJ ! Sa classe est partie au Memorial Lincoln aujourd'hui et ensuite au musée de l'air et de l'espace Je veux aller au musée de l'air et de l'espace Tu iras un jour, petit Comment va ta main ce matin ? Uh the swelling's gone down some.
je peut bouger mes doigts maintenant.
Bien, c'est encourageant ! Yeah, I'm not gonna be throwing any more breaking curveballs, but Tu ne peux pas dire ça Ils peuvent faire beaucoup de chose en réeducation aujourd'hui n'est ce pas ? Can you hear out of your bad ear? Finn, ne soit pas dur Papa a demandé pour sa main C'est bon Um, yes, I can hear out of it.
Ce n'est juste pas très joli a regarder Cool.
Ok, vous avez votre réponse monsieur Va préparer ton sac Désolé ne le sois pas, c'est toujours comme ça Oh Si tu veux, je peux te deposer à Mercer En allant en travail Merci, ils ont une voiture pour moi Ce n'est pas un probleme Et je peux attendre avec toi à l'hopital Je n'ai pas besoin d'une baby sitter Roxy C'est simplement un examen post opératoire Even Jessica stopped going to those eventually.
Tu sais, nous sommes vraiment désolé à propos de ce qui c'est passé Ca? Ou que ma femme soit partie ? Je parlais de Jessica To hell with her.
Merci pour le petit déjeuner Salut Tu ne vas pas croire ça Entre hector m'a trompé Quoi ? Avec une trainée qu'il a rencontré dans un bar Tu te moques de moi ? Comment as tu trouvé ça ? J'ai, j'ai vu un email qu'il lui a écrit Et après il a essayé de me mentir sur le sujet mais il a finalement avoué Oh mon dieu, je suis désolé Oui Je, je ne peux pas croire qu'il m'ai fait ça à moi tu sais You were right about that necklace.
That wasn't love.
That was guilt.
It's okay.
- Hey, Roxy.
Uh, do you have any gauze? - Oh-- oh, my God.
Uh, I'm sorry.
Uh, Cody, this is Gloria.
Gloria, Cody.
Uh, yeah.
I'll come back later.
Uh, that's our friend I was telling you about.
I can't believe I did that, Rox.
I'm so sorry.
Don't worry about Cody.
I'll talk to him.
Come on.
Sit down.
Let's talk about you, okay? Lieutenant.
It's Cruz again, sir.
What now? On top of being late again this morning, he's telling me he needs to move into barracks.
It's a bad situation, sir, and it's not getting any better.
We need to drop the hammer.
Sergeant Wisniewski tells me - you're still having problems at home.
- A little fight is all.
Any connection between your personal life and this platoon ends today.
- Is that understood? - Yes, sir.
You have 24 hours to present to me a written plan on how you're gonna fix this situation with your wife.
In that plan, I expect to see an appointment with a marriage counselor or a divorce attorney.
Are we clear? Head and eyes forward! Yes, sir.
You're down to your last strike, Cruz.
Failure to comply will result in an article 15.
We're done here.
May I come in? It's your house.
I'm sorry about that.
Gloria didn't mean to be rude.
She asked me to apologize.
You look like a monster, people are gonna react that way.
It's really not that bad, you know.
Your face, I mean.
You're still the same great guy underneath all that.
No, I'm not.
- What do you mean, you can't help me?! - Sir - Sir-- - I need my meds! Bernie.
Just calm down.
- Hey, what's wrong? - Oh, there's my girlfriend.
She'll-- she'll straighten this out.
What-- Straighten what out, Bernie? - What's going on? - I'm dead.
You're-- you're what? Look, according to my computer, this man is officially deceased.
Surprised the hell outta me, too.
All right, look, Mr.
Wolzoczak's my patient.
He's a vet, and I can vouch for the fact that he's very much alive.
Thank you.
Trust me, nothing would make me happier than to give him his prescription and send him on his way.
But I can't do that.
The system won't let me.
See what I'm dealing with? Look, you can't override the system? I'm not gonna break the law.
I'd like to take this pinhead and twist him into a pretzel.
- Bernie, that's not helpful.
- I need my meds.
Look, if it's a legal matter, I-I know someone who can help.
Okay? So let's get this straight, last week your pension and social security checks failed to arrive? Yes, ma'am.
Uh, th-then yesterday, I got a letter "to the executor of my estate.
" Hmm.
Have you heard of something like this happening before? Not exactly.
It sounds like a clerical error.
Let me find out who to talk to here at the hospital.
Well, thank you, ma'am.
Happy to help.
I am not talking to you.
You gotta come to marriage counseling with me.
What? It's not my idea.
It's the army.
But if you don't go, I might get an article 15, which means lower rank and less pay.
Oh, this is about money.
It's not like that.
You know it.
Come here.
I don't know anything, Hector, not after the other night.
Look, you don't have to talk to the counselor.
All you have to do is show up.
- Why should I? - Because it's important.
Important to who, you? To the both of us.
Baby, we're just going through a little problem right now.
That's all.
We can fix this.
Yeah, that's what you think this is, a little problem? Gloria, I love you.
Little late for that.
Are you really willing to admit before God and everyone that this marriage is over, your sisters, your mother? Kevin.
For once, Pentagon meetings were shorter than expected.
I caught an early hop home.
So I see.
I missed you.
I missed you, too.
You off to work? Not yet.
I had something else on my agenda.
Really? Yeah.
It's classified.
So everything went well in Washington? Yeah.
Kevin, what aren't you telling me? I know a little bit more about our deployment.
I thought you'll be there to train Afghan nationals.
the Pakistani border.
I asked for the new assignment.
I want my troops to be where we're most needed.
There's nothing new here.
No, you've always been consistent.
First to the fight.
Doing what I was born to do.
But I'm still allowed to worry about you.
You'll be okay? Yeah.
I'll be fine.
I have more support now than I ever did, but I'm not sure how Sophie's gonna take it.
She'll be strong.
She takes after her mother.
I understand what a terrible inconvenience this must be for you, Mr.
And I do apologize.
Apology accepted.
Just mark down that I'm alive and kickin', and we'll call it even.
I'm afraid it isn't that simple.
- Why not? - From what I can determine, the problem originated with the VA.
The Department of Veterans Affairs listed you as "deceased," and all other government agencies fell in line.
Well, why would the VA do a damn fool thing like that? We'll figure it out, Bernie.
In the meantime, there must be some way we can get his prescriptions filled.
I'm satisfied that Mr.
Wolzoczak is still very much with us.
I'll authorize his medication.
Well, hallelujah.
But you're going to keep having problems until you clear things up with the VA.
That'll be our next stop then, isn't it, Counselor? I guess it is.
Good luck.
So I'll try to make an appointment with the VA for tomorrow.
Uh, in the meantime, I was wondering if you could give me a lift.
Where to? Uh, my American legion post.
It-- it's not far as the crow flies, but it's, uh, two bus transfers, and it's a pain in the butt.
Happy to take you.
Oh, you're an angel.
Thank you so much.
Oh, and we gotta make one stop along the way.
Well Look what the cat dragged in.
You know, you might want to think of putting some low-fat items on your list.
Unless of course that's, uh, body armor you're wearing.
All muscle, baby.
All your muscle's between your ears.
Thanks, buddy.
How was your appointment? Everything checked out.
They even gave me this nifty little ball to strengthen the tendons in my hand.
Isn't it the other hand? Look, um I was talking to a friend of mine.
He's a psychiatrist.
He works with a lot of soldiers.
And he said he'd be happy to talk to you.
If you're interested.
I've talked to a ton of shrinks since this happened, and it's all the same.
"One day at a time, small victories," blah, blah, blah, blah.
Look, Cody I'm worried about you.
I'm not gonna kill myself, if that's what's bothering you.
I couldn't do that to my mother.
I'm all that She has in this world.
Isn't that a pathetic thought? I know you're trying to help me.
But I'm not your problem, all right? The 32nd will be responsible for securing Paktika province.
Now with the current drawdowns in effect, CENTCOM has directed me to deploy only two of our three combat brigades.
I have selected second and third brigade for the mission.
Frank, you'll remain at Fort Marshall with first brigade as part of rear detachment.
Roger that, sir.
Brendan, Steve, you want to stick around for further briefing? Frank, we can discuss rear-D responsibilities later.
Yes, sir.
Colonel Burton? Hey, Charlie, come in.
How's David? We miss him at the YAC.
Well, his punishment goes another week, then he'll be back.
But I suspect this is much more of an official visit.
I don't suppose that has anything to do with your request for two more computers? It's not for me.
It's for the kids.
You wouldn't believe what they can do with computers, - even the younger ones.
- Charlie The computers we have are antiques, Colonel.
Give it here.
Is that new? Yes, it is.
Last week.
It's beautiful.
Have you set a date yet? Uh, sometime in the fall, probably, in DC.
I'll see what I can do about this, but no promises, Charlie.
Of course not, but-- I'll let you know.
What do you think about Columbus Day weekend? Fall colors, nice time for a wedding.
I told you, I have to know my training schedule before I can commit to anything.
What? You want to tell me what's going on? Nothing.
My mom's coming for the awards ceremony.
You invited her? No, I didn't invite her.
I told her about it, and she wants to be here to see her daughter get a Bronze Star.
Look, it won't be a problem.
She's staying at a hotel.
That's not the problem, Nikki.
What's that supposed to mean? You know what it means.
She calls me your roommate, and you let her.
She knows what's going on.
What does she know? Does she know we're engaged? Not yet.
But I promise to tell her when she's here.
You just have to let me do it my way, Charlie.
She's my mother.
It's not right, D.
My brigade's being left on the sidelines.
Well, haven't you always said that rear detachment's an important job? Of course it is.
It's not where the action is.
Any soldier would rather be at the front.
And, you know, General Clarke didn't hesitate for a second to bring first brigade into Narubu.
But now What, you think there's a connection? Well, it's a hell of a coincidence, don't you think? That mission turned into a political nightmare.
Now he's throwing me under the bus.
I don't understand.
The army cleared the brigade of any wrongdoing.
A few weeks later, General Clarke's passed up for a third star.
It's perception, D.
It's all-- It's all about perception.
You really think that Kevin Clarke would do that to you after all the years you've served together? All I know is that whatever CENTCOM says, it's the Division Commander who gets to decide which brigades get deployed and which ones don't.
You're awfully quiet this morning.
Denise? Oh, it's Frank.
He's not thrilled with his rear-D assignment.
Just like Kevin, doesn't want to be left behind.
Yeah, exactly.
Is he being left behind? What? Well, no, it's just that Frank and Kevin have always been so tight A-and I'm sure that's why Kevin made the assignment that he did, because he trusts Frank.
Oh, I should get going.
I'll-- I'll see myself out.
Talk later? Sure.
I've discovered the source of the problem.
There's two Bernard Wolzoczaks.
You're kidding me.
Last month, Bernard Wolzoczak from Ashton, Idaho, was killed in Afghanistan.
Somehow his death was entered under your social security number.
Here I was, thinking I was the one with the bad news.
Poor kid.
So does this mean the other Bernard Wolzoczak is still classified as alive? Yes.
So his family is probably having difficulty claiming death benefits.
I've already alerted my supervisor.
Well We appreciate your clearing this up.
Glad to help.
Wolzoczak, we regret the error.
We should have your proper status back within the next three to six weeks.
It's unacceptable, Michael.
It shouldn't take so long to set things right.
Not only is Bernie suffering, so is that family of the fallen soldier.
I agree, but I can't just pick up the phone and ream somebody out over at the VA.
Why not? 'Cause the Department of Veterans Affairs is entirely separate from the army.
You know that.
Are you telling me that a phone call from a General wouldn't get results? There is a process to this, Claudia Joy.
Plus the army might frown on a General exerting undue influence on behalf of his wife's client.
Well, he's not a client.
I'm not charging him.
I fail to see the difference.
You are advocating for him.
Oh, it's not just about him, Michael.
What about that family in Idaho? Can you imagine how a mistake like this is compounding their grief? You really are a good lawyer, aren't you? So, mom, this is it.
It's lovely.
Hello, Charlie.
Hello, Lorraine.
Welcome to our home.
Thank you.
Would you like the nickel tour? Certainly, just let me freshen up.
Oh, first door on the right.
Thanks, honey.
She wanted to come here before the hotel.
So did you tell her? It didn't come up.
It didn't come up? Nikki, she's not gonna ask you.
You have to tell her.
I will handle it.
- I don't think so.
- Charlie You're gonna back away again like you always do.
Where's your ring? Do we really have to talk about this right now? Oh, much better.
You girls have done a wonderful job with this place.
Thank you.
Charlie's the decorator.
Well Nicole is fortunate to have a roommate with so much style.
Lorraine-- Uh, you know what, mom? Actually, you should see the backyard.
- We have a great garden.
- Oh, I'd love to.
- Lorraine-- - Charlie, this isn't the time.
Time for what? I'm not Nicole's roommate.
I'm her fiancee and we're getting married.
Uh excuse me.
Proud of yourself? Mom, wait.
Mom, I'm sorry.
This isn't how I wanted things to go.
That was thoughtless, what Charlie did.
Is this because of me? What did I do wrong? You did nothing wrong.
Just tell me Are you really going to m-marry that woman? Yes, I am.
Why? Because I love her, mom.
Take me to the hotel, please.
Mom-- Please.
So Denise told me that First Brigade isn't deploying.
They're on rear-D.
Where is this coming from? Nothing.
I guess Frank isn't too happy about it.
Did Denise say that? Yeah, in so many words.
One of the brigades always has to stay behind.
I know.
But I got the feeling that Frank feels like he's being punished for what happened in Africa.
Punished? No.
There were political considerations.
- There always are.
- Political? The White House would prefer First Brigade not bring its baggage into Afghanistan at this point.
Just in case we find ourselves in another sensitive situation.
Did you argue? No.
I agreed.
I had to do it, Nikki.
We're not talking about this.
Just like your mother.
If we don't talk about it, it doesn't exist.
You know something? You don't know my mother any better than she knows you.
At least I've tried.
No, you haven't.
All you've done is get in her face.
- That's not true.
- It is true.
Charlie, you don't know what it was like.
After my father died, I became everything to her.
And she was everything to me, everything.
Okay, but why-- She was my rock.
My strength comes from her.
So why does that strength disappear when she's around? That's not fair.
Why not? How is it you're getting a medal for valor but you can't find the courage to tell your mother we're getting married? Well, she knows now.
And she may never recover from it.
She'll recover.
I'm going to bed.
Look what I found? That was right before the, uh, Final Road march at OCS.
You came in first that day.
Hell of a soldier.
Nah, hell of a recruit.
Not much of a soldier.
What are you talking about? What am I talking about? Trev, I never got a chance to do squat.
It was my-- my fourth day in theater.
It was my first time outside the wire.
I was 500 meters from the patrol base when that IED went off.
I never Saw any enemy.
I didn't fire my weapon.
All I did do Was get thrown from a humvee and burn.
That doesn't make you any less of a soldier.
I guess that depends on how you look at it.
That's right.
This doesn't have to be the end of your career.
Oh, I see.
I see.
Is-- is this the pep talk? Is this the halftime motivation? I'm just trying to help out here, man.
Look at me, Trevor.
Look at-- Look at this claw.
I'm not a soldier anymore.
Maybe not infantry, but you could change your MOS.
With your brains, you could do a lot in this army, even lead soldiers again.
Your career isn't over until you say it is.
It's over.
Okay, so why are we here? You're really just gonna sit there? We're having some problems.
Problems? We're here 'cause this sorry ass excuse for a husband cheated on me.
Hector, is that true? Damn right, it's true.
I caught him.
- Mrs.
Cruz-- - Gloria.
Gloria, the way that this works is that you both get to talk.
And right now I'd like to hear from your husband.
Do you want to tell me what happened? We're waiting.
Ah, damn it.
Give me that.
Give me that ball.
Give me that ball! Give me the ball! Shut up.
Shut up! Shut up! Hey! Stop yelling at the dog.
Yeah, well, he took my ball.
Well, he probably thought you wanted to play with him.
Good boy.
It's okay.
Good boy.
You know, I gotta tell you, we've all been walking around on egg shells trying to make you feel good.
I didn't ask you to! Here's your ball.
You know what? I've got a friend whose son died in Afghanistan.
She'd give anything to have him back here, no matter what shape he was in.
And I guarantee you, he would not be sitting here feeling sorry for himself.
He'd be living every day.
Come on, Lucky.
Let's go for a walk.
Okay, I'm afraid we have to end now.
There's been a lot of anger expressed here today.
That's part of the process.
That said, counseling will only work if both parties want it to work.
So I ask you both to think carefully.
Do you want this to work? Well, absolutely.
Gloria? I don't know.
What was that? You don't know? What-- what do you mean, you don't know? It means, I don't know, okay? No, not okay.
Look, you just said I had to show up.
I showed up.
And let me remind you, we wouldn't be here if you could keep it in your pants.
Well, if you hadn't kept working at the hump bar we'd have never had a fight, and none of this woulda ever happened in the first place.
You're unbelievable.
Gloria! Mom, please Stay.
I'd only be in the way.
No, you wouldn't.
You know, just because I have Charlie doesn't mean I don't love you, too.
You are breaking my heart, mom.
Well, you've already broken mine.
I didn't mean to.
I never meant to hurt you, ever.
But I can't help the way I am.
And I can't hide it anymore, mom, or apologize for it, either.
I won't.
The army understands.
Why can't you? I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, mom.
I had these dreams for you So many dreams.
Seeing you walk down the aisle Having children of your own.
I know.
All those things are still possible.
Just not exactly how you pictured them.
It would really mean a lot to me if you were there at the ceremony.
But it's your decision.
I will love you either way.
Oh, um, s-sorry.
Is Roxy here? No, she's out walking the dog.
Um, I'll just come back later.
You-- you can-- you can stay here and wait for her if you want.
She should be back soon.
Uh, maybe I'll do that, I-if you don't mind.
Come on in.
I'll leave you alone.
Hey I'm sorry about the other day and the way that I acted.
It's okay.
No, I apologize.
I had a lot going on.
Still do, obviously.
I'm Gloria.
Do you, uh You want to talk about it? Okay.
My husband cheated on me.
Really? What is he, blind? No.
Just a jerk.
My wife left me a couple days ago.
That's terrible.
Leaving you at a time like this? Yeah, she isn't blind, either.
To be honest, we'd been having trouble for A while.
And in a way, I think This kept us together longer than we should've.
You know, Jessica Wanted to be an investment banker's wife, not an army wife.
I wonder why.
You did something you believed in.
What an idiot.
Nah, don't say that.
You got a lot to be proud of.
Gloria Look at me.
Do you really think any woman could ever love me again? Yeah, I do.
Love's about a lot more than looks, I could tell you that.
Really? What is it about? 'Cause I can't remember.
You and me both.
But I still believe.
I mean, what else is there, right? Right.
Nice day.
It is.
Let's get started.
Yes, sir.
There's still a few more minutes.
Ladies and gentlemen, please find your seats.
The ceremony is about to begin.
Order arms! About face! Good afternoon and welcome to this awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding efforts of the First Brigade, The soldiers you see here represent the finest achievements of all those who participated in Operation Javelin.
They did their job flawlessly.
And we should all be proud of what they accomplished in Narubu.
Attention orders.
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star medal with "V" device to Captain Nicole Galassini, United States Army, for her heroic achievement in support of Operation Javelin in the Republic of Narubu.
Captain Galassini's actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and bring credit upon herself, the 32nd Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Congratulations, Captain.
The Secretary of the Army takes pleasure in presenting the army commendation medal to staff Sergeant William T.
Keller, United States Army Captain, congratulations.
I'm so proud of you.
Thank you, mom.
Um, how about one with the three of us? Good morning, Counselor.
To what do I owe this pleasure? I managed to pull a few strings.
You're officially alive again.
Well, hallelujah.
And the other Bernard Wolzoczak, his family's receiving their benefits.
Thank you.
Of course.
Think I could catch a ride again? Another errand? If-- if it's not a problem.
Where to this time? That's better.
Did you know this soldier? Ah, airman.
A buddy from the legion post.
B-17 pilot, Second World War.
Funny as hell.
I-I try to get out here at least once a month to make sure everything's in order.
This guy was a green beret, served in Vietnam.
Tough as nails, even through cancer.
Most of ese guys don't have anybody to look after 'em anymore, so I, uh You know, I do what I can.
That's wonderful, Bernie.
Ah, we-- They'd do the same for me.
We look after our own.
You ready, bud? Yeah.
So, Trev, been thinking about what you said about me changing my MOS.
And I'm thinking 35 Delta.
Good call.
Military Intelligence.
Yeah, I've always been kind of a hunt-and-peck kind of guy at a computer, so I'm no worse off than I was before.
I'll bring the car around.
Thanks, man.
Look, I'm sorry I lost it yesterday-- No, no, I needed to hear it.
I'm sorry I yelled at your dog.
It's okay.
He'll get over it.
And I know I haven't been the world's greatest houseguest.
I will get over it, too.
Just take care of yourself, okay? And come back and see us.
You mean it? Of course I do.