Army Wives s06e22 Episode Script

Domestic Maneuvers

Previously on Army Wives I wanna get pregnant.
Do you want to go with a sperm donor? My orders came in.
We're reported to come in 30 days.
Oh, my God! Kevin! You okay? I'm not getting any better.
Nobody's got the guts to tell me.
I don't think that's so.
Face it, Jackie.
I'm through.
If I don't kick this, I'm-a die.
Marcus came to me for help.
What kind of help? He's back on drugs.
No! We are not doing this.
I don't want that man anywhere near my family.
Do you understand? I want him gone.
Gone! Hey, Joan, wake up.
You were having a bad dream.
You okay? Yeah.
Go back to sleep.
All right.
What were you dreaming about last night? You remember? No.
Shouldn't you be on your way to Piedmont? Hmm.
Don't want Marcus to miss his breakfast.
It's been three days, Joan.
How long are you planning on staying mad? How long you planning on treating Marcus? We've been over this.
Yeah, it doesn't change the fact that you are housing a drug addict.
- I'm treating a patient.
- It won't last, Roland.
The man's a time bomb.
Sooner or later, he's gonna go off.
You know what, Joan? Sometimes, I think that's what you want to happen.
I am being realistic.
And I don't understand how you could trust Marcus for even one second.
'Cause I think there's good there.
That's why.
And he's blood, Joan.
He fathered our son.
He is playing you, and you are falling for it.
You're putting our family at risk.
Family's not involved.
Wake up.
The only reason he is here is to see David.
That's not true.
He doesn't want to see David like this.
That's what he says.
What he does is something different.
I'm through arguing about this.
Truck stop's a done deal.
Shady and I both come out looking good.
Glad to hear it.
Hey, guys.
How's everybody doing this morning? Don't pick them up, please.
They're being good.
I wasn't gonna pick 'em up.
Really? You weren't? Okay, maybe I was.
Okay, that's done.
Only one thing left.
Rox, we still need to sell The Hump bar before we leave.
I know, and I've got a buyer.
Really? Yeah.
The same creep who wanted to buy the last time we thought we were PCSing.
Oh, the guy with the restaurant chains? And it kills me, but like you said, we gotta sell.
Well, let's be honest.
You wouldn't want to sell The Hump to anyone.
No, I wouldn't.
There's a lot of me tied to that bar, a lot of us.
Things change.
I know.
It doesn't make it any easier, though.
Scrambled eggs and wheat toast.
You know, you don't gotta keep bringing me food.
It's the only way I can be sure you're eating.
Well, in that case, how about a breakfast burrito tomorrow? Well, it sounds like your stomach's doing better.
Yeah, the rest of me, too.
That methadone works.
With the right attitude.
Hey, uh, I heard from a rehab facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
They got an opening.
Florida? I thought I was going to Vermont.
Well, Jacksonville can take you sooner.
How much sooner? They'll be ready in three days.
Three days? Well, that's a whole lot better than three weeks.
For all of us.
Colonel Burton on your ass, huh? That's between me and Colonel Burton.
Well, three days-- I can do that with my eyes closed.
How long's the program? just like the other one.
And when it's done? It's up to you.
I'm-a put this junk behind me once and for all, doc.
Then I'm-a come back, make a fresh start, put myself in a good place to see David again.
One day at a time.
Hi, mom.
You're still mad.
We told you, this isn't a good time.
Well, I'm here.
Your father's in no mood for any visitors.
I'm not a visitor.
I'm his daughter and I want to see him.
Well, you could've given us a little more warning than just a phone call from the airport.
Why, so you could try to talk me out of it? Your father made it very clear that he wants his privacy.
So you're off the hook.
This is all on me.
Now can I go see him, please? Kevin.
Hi, daddy.
Hey, squirt.
Um I-I know you said not to come, but I just really wanted to see you.
Well, here I am.
Are you doing any better? You mean, can I move my legs? No.
Well, you just need more time.
How's school? Um, good.
I'm doing an independent study in history class about the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Um, to 1945, and it's actually really interesting.
I'm sorry, Sophie.
I have work I have to get finished.
I'll just-- I'll tell you about it later then.
You'll have to forgive your father.
He's dealing with a lot.
I'm fine.
That's my final offer.
Um, no, Lou.
I don't think it is.
Oh, come on.
That's double what I offered last time.
Yeah, last time, Fort Marshall was closing.
And you keep Chief on for at least a year.
No way.
I hire my own people.
No Chief, no deal.
He has to serve my food, my menu.
Fine, but I'm done negotiating.
Do we have a deal? Roxy? Deal.
Aw, cute picture.
What kind of cake? Coconut.
It was good, too.
Oh, there's Joan and Roland, David, Sara Elizabeth.
So sweet.
Oh, I wish we could've been there.
Oh, we knew not everyone could make it to DC, sir.
Which is why we're having a reception here.
At some point.
Can I recover from the wedding first, please? The woman is tireless on the job, but get her out of uniform, and she completely falls apart.
Not true, but I must say that I find civilian life much more exhausting.
Roger that.
- I'm just glad that we could have you over to celebrate.
- Yeah, absolutely.
We really appreciate it.
- Coffee, anyone? - Decaf? - Mm.
- Sure.
Charlie? Can't.
Decaf still has trace amounts of caffeine.
Reduces the chances of conceiving.
How's that going? It's not.
What she means is, it's slow.
Way slow.
It's been six months.
But the doctor said it could take a while.
Somebody's bedtime.
Can I give you a hand? Oh, sure.
Yes, yes, let's go, pumpkin.
Here we go.
Here we go.
Here we go.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Want to take your spoon to bed? Wow.
Looks like someone's really itching to have herself a little one.
You have no idea, sir.
I mean, it scares me sometimes, how intense she is about it.
Well, if it's meant to be, it'll be.
Good night, sweet pea.
She is so adorable.
Don't worry.
Your time will come.
I just wish it would hurry up and happen already.
I'm trying every fertility tip under the sun.
Yeah, like what? Well, I've given up alcohol and caffeine, mm, I get nine hours of sleep every night, I eat plenty of yams, kelp, flaxseed.
Not the most exciting menu, but when it works, it will be totally worth it.
Okay, but you know that there's no scientific basis for a lot of that, right? No, I know.
There are a lot of old wives tales when it comes to pregnancy.
But here's what I think, Denise-- Those old wives They all had a lot of babies.
Well, good luck.
Are you through? Thank you.
You hardly ate anything.
I wasn't very hungry.
Look, I know you didn't want Sophie to come, but you should spend a little time with her.
General Fleming called.
- About what? - To see how I was doing.
Well, that was nice.
No, it wasn't.
He was calling to confirm my lack of progress.
Putting me on notice, the Pentagon's aware I'm not improving.
Are you sure? Of course I'm sure.
You lose your first-string quarterback, you wait a couple of days, you get yourself a new one.
That's the way the game is played.
They'd really remove you from Division Command So soon? They would and they will.
Rumors are already getting around about who's gonna replace me.
Oh I know.
I've heard 'em.
But that's assuming you don't improve.
Well, I'd say that's a pretty reasonable assumption, wouldn't you? No, I wouldn't.
I have shown zero progress.
Say the worst happens, they reassign you.
There are plenty of other positions for a 2-star.
- Not for me.
- Kevin-- Jackie, I am a Division Commander.
I have led troops in battle.
I won't give that up for a desk job.
I can't.
So what will you do? I don't know.
I've got some good news.
It's about Marcus.
"Good news" and "Marcus" don't belong in the same sentence.
He's leaving.
I'm listening.
In three days.
Rehab program in Florida.
For how long? Three months.
Well, good riddance.
Um What happens after his three months are up? Assuming he gets clean, he can go wherever he wants.
Meaning he's coming back here.
Don't know that.
We can't control his movements, Joan.
Well, did you tell him he could see David again? No, but I didn't rule it out, either.
Roland I told him it'd be one step at a time.
No, it won't.
I don't want that man near this family ever again.
What is it about that you don't understand? Hey, Joan.
Where are you going? We're out of coffee.
Wyatt was getting a little fussy.
What's that? The deed to The Hump.
You having seller's remorse? Big-time.
We're selling, Rox.
I know.
It's just a little hard to let go.
That's all.
Okay, buddy.
Hold on.
I think he's hungry.
I'll feed him upstairs.
You're doing the right thing, babe.
Is that you, doc? Hey, Colonel.
We need to get something straight.
You may have fooled my husband, but you don't fool me.
I ain't tryin' to fool nobody.
You put my family through hell once.
It's not gonna happen again.
I know who you are and how you're gonna end up.
You don't know-- Yes, I do.
You're an addict.
You're gonna fall down again.
And when you do, you will betray everyone around you.
Now listen here-- No, you listen.
I don't care how many programs you go through, you will never see David again.
Do you understand me? Not next month, next year.
Not ever.
Hey, Marcus.
Got that, uh, breakfast burrito you were asking for.
Marcus, come here.
Marcus OD'd.
What? Uh, yeah.
I came in this morning, and he was passed out in my office with a needle in his hand.
Joan? Is he dead? No.
I couldn't find a pulse.
He was barely breathing.
So I performed CPR till the paramedics arrived.
Where is he now? County General.
They're, uh Doing tests to see if he has any permanent damage.
Uh, can you pick up David at the YAC this afternoon? Of course I will.
I don't understand.
He was doing so well.
I guess you were right about Marcus after all.
Guess so.
I've never seen him this way-- staring out the window, never leaving the house.
Clearly, he's depressed.
He's worried about losing his command, too.
He told me so.
And what about rehab? I thought he was so gung ho.
He's lost hope.
He just goes through the motions now.
I'm sorry.
And Kevin's like a thoroughbred.
If he can't run, he feels useless.
Have you considered counseling? I-I could talk to Roland.
He'd never go for that.
He's so old school that way.
I mean, he supports psychiatric programs for his troops, but for himself Mm.
All the more reason to get help.
I know, but he'd bite my head off.
I can't bear to see him like this.
He could still improve, Jackie.
What if he doesn't? I mean, I-I don't know who Kevin is out of uniform.
I don't think he does either.
I mean, it's not like he has any hobbies or anything.
He's-- The army has been his entire life.
And what about you? I don't know.
And that scares me, too.
I've devoted half my life to being an officer's wife.
I don't know what comes next.
I didn't think I'd have to worry about it yet.
It's tough.
But we all know we're gonna leave the army someday.
True, but Kevin always thought he'd go out on top-- Flags waving, bands playing.
We both did.
I never imagined he'd be leaving through the back door in a wheelchair.
Maybe it's a faulty test.
Honey, why don't you try another one? That was my third one.
I'm not pregnant, Nikki.
And I was so sure this time, too.
Maybe I should increase my intake of omega-3s.
What do you think? Or I could try dandelion root.
Sounds a bit medieval.
After the next procedure, I'm elevating my hips for three hours instead of one.
That's for sure.
What? Nothing.
Maybe it's time we reexamine our game plan.
What are you talking about? I reexamine my game plan every few days.
Well, maybe it's time to play a different game.
What do you think about focusing on adoption? We agreed on a biological child.
I know, but look at what it's doing to you.
What is it doing to me? Making you crazy.
Okay, so it's making me crazy, watching you put yourself through all this.
- I can handle it.
- Can you? Because I see this eating you up.
I really want this, Nikki.
I know you do, Charlie-- And I'm not giving up.
And I'm not asking you to.
I'm just suggesting we open a second front.
I know what'll happen.
Soon, we'll forget about insemination.
You may be ready to quit, but I'm not.
- Charlie-- - I'm not.
Crystal, your drinks are up.
I got it, boss.
Gloria! Oh, Roxy! - Aw.
- Mm.
God, I've missed you.
Me, too.
What are you doing here? I'm back.
Well, what do you mean? Do you mean, like, you're "back" back? Yeah.
Well, you said you missed your family.
I do.
I did.
But you know what? I missed being here even more.
So you want me to start back on the old schedule tomorrow? Sure.
Um You know what? Let-- Let's go sit down.
Nah, I'm okay right here.
What's going on, Rox? Um I am Selling The Hump bar.
We got PCS'd.
I was gonna call.
It's everything that Trevor hoped for.
Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.
Gloria, I'm so sorry.
Hey, it's cool.
We all gotta do what we gotta do, right? Yeah, I know.
I just I feel terrible.
You didn't do anything wrong.
And don't worry about me.
What is it you always say? I'll figure it out.
I'll see you tomorrow, okay? Okay.
How long I need to be here, man? They want to keep you overnight for observation.
Talked to the Jacksonville program.
They're gonna hold on to your bed for an extra day.
There's no point in that.
Why not? - 'Cause I ain't goin'.
- Hey, Marcus-- Look, man, I don't want it no more.
A'ight? You can tell 'em, they can have their damn bed.
Look, you get some rest, give the methadone a chance to start working again.
You'll feel different.
No, I won't.
Just try anyway.
What are you doing here? How's Marcus? Medically, he's fine.
Emotionally, he's a wreck.
He doesn't want to go to rehab anymore.
I don't get it.
Roland This is my fault.
What are you talking about? Uh, last night, I didn't go for coffee.
I went to Piedmont to see Marcus.
What? I told him, no matter what he did, he would never see David again.
Why would you do that? You took away his hope, Joan, everything he was living for.
I was trying to protect our son.
No, you interfered with my patient.
You derailed his recovery.
I can't believe you did that.
I'm sorry.
I don't understand why you'd behave that way.
It's not like you.
Maybe it is.
There's something I've never told you.
I've never told anyone.
I used drugs in high school.
What drugs? Pot mostly.
I know.
It doesn't fit the image.
I had this boyfriend-- Dwayne.
He got me into it.
I was 15, in love I didn't see anything wrong with it.
But Dwayne wanted to Move up to something harder, looking for a bigger rush.
And he found it in heroin.
I was scared.
I begged him to stop.
He said he would, for me.
And-- and he did for a while.
Then one day, he didn't show up at school.
I knew where he liked to shoot up-- An abandoned building by the El tracks.
Dwayne! I I found him.
He was dead.
I'm sorry.
I-I was lost after that.
I-I thought about drugs, suicide And that's when you turned to sports.
Coach Evans saved my life.
He gave me hope Showed me a world beyond the projects.
He challenged me to be better than I was Made me believe I could be somebody He taught me Discipline, commitment, helped me get an ROTC scholarship.
I've told you, I owe everything to that man, and I've tried to live up to what he taught me.
And you have, Joan.
Marcus just Brings all that time Back to me Who I was What happened.
I try to shut the door on it, but It all comes rushing in on me.
I-I can't help it.
I get it.
Okay, let me get this straight.
You want me to make her assistant manager? That's right.
It says here, this is her first job.
I also worked at my uncle's bodega in the Bronx.
You only went to high school? My management candidates need a college degree.
Why? Because the job requires a certain skill set, Roxy.
She has it in spades.
She ran this place by herself when I had my twins.
That was your place.
My place is gonna be different.
Give me a break.
How different can it be? You'd be surprised.
I'm a hard worker, and I'm willing to learn.
Well, put in an application for hostess, okay? If things work out, we could move you up to waitress.
Oh, no.
Come on.
Lou-- Look, I already did you a favor with the beanpole you call a chef.
Well, at least I got work for another two weeks, right? Look, Gloria-- It's okay.
You tried.
We gotta set up for the day.
Charlie? I don't feel so good.
Uh, I need a gurney.
Yes, right away.
Hey, Nicole.
What happened? I got dizzy.
She had an allergic reaction to some Chinese herbs she took.
What? A fertility tea I got off the Internet.
Oh, Charlie.
What was in it? We don't know.
It's not FDA approved, so we're not sure exactly what caused the reaction.
But Benadryl and prednisone seem to be taking care of it.
Thank goodness.
What were you thinking? Um, having a baby? Okay, I'll go check on your discharge papers.
- Thank you, Denise.
- Yes, thank you.
I know.
You told me I was putting too much pressure on myself.
You were right.
Maybe it's time we talk adoption.
Excellent, Frank.
That's it for now.
Oh, sir, I was, uh, I was wondering if you'd like to join us tonight for a home-cooked meal.
Well, that's awfully nice of you.
Well, Denise and Claudia Joy have been talkin', and well, our intel is that you're not much of a cook.
That's your wife's words, sir, not mine.
I appreciate it, but I'm afraid I have to work late tonight.
All right.
We'll call it a rain check, then.
Thank you.
You ever work with Jack Booth? - General Booth, sir? - Yeah.
No, sir.
No, sir.
But I hear good things.
- Yeah.
- Why? Just asking.
Is he gonna take over for General Clarke, sir? The usual succession planning.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
Roger that, sir.
Thank you.
Sophie bought you something at the mall today.
Do you want to give it to him? I haven't wrapped it yet.
I don't think your father will mind.
What is this? A water bottle.
I thought it would be nice to have for your rehab.
"Hang in there.
" Thanks.
You know, dad, they say a positive attitude is an important part of recovery.
Really? Is that what they say? Kevin-- No.
I told her not to come.
Now that she's here, I'm not gonna lie for her benefit.
Sophie I have a spine injury.
And some little ch-- Excuse me.
I thought it would cheer him up.
What is wrong with you? Your daughter gives you a gift, and you can barely say, "thank you"? - That was out of line.
- What? Handing me this childish nonsense-- - "Hang in there.
" - She thought it was cute.
Well, it's not gonna make anything better.
She's 16, and she's worried about you! Well, so is Patrick, all right? But he respected my wishes, and he stayed at West Point.
Daughters are different, or haven't you noticed? Well, I'm sorry.
I have a couple of things on my mind right now.
I don't care.
That doesn't give you the right to treat Sophie like dirt.
You want to take it out on somebody, take it out on me.
I'm used to it.
But don't you dare take it out on our daughter.
You want to feel sorry for yourself? Go ahead.
But Sophie came here against our wishes, hating to be here with her own mother, just to cheer you up.
You think about that.
I thought maybe you'd like some tea? It's chamomile.
That's your favorite, right? Mom.
I'm sorry, mom.
Yeah? Uh thanks For getting me the new job.
You're welcome.
I'm not gonna take it.
What? Yeah, I'm gonna move on.
Why? The new guy's a scumbag.
Granted, but-- His meals come prefab and he uses frozen seafood instead of fresh.
It's still a good job, Chief.
I got a no-scumbag rule, boss.
I'll stay on till you leave.
Then it's sayonara.
Thanks anyway.
Sorry, Lou.
Deal's off.
What? Yeah.
I changed my mind.
I'm not selling.
You can't do that.
- Why? I never signed anything.
- Yeah, but we shook on it.
Yes, but I had an escape clause.
What clause? The no-scumbag clause.
If you try to back out of this now, I'm going straight to my lawyer.
Well, you better skedaddle then, 'cause I'm backing out.
What just happened? I just made you manager.
What? Listen, the former owner of this bar took a chance on me once.
Now I'm gonna do the same for you.
Rox, I can't afford to buy this place.
I know.
I'm gonna hold on to it for now, and you'll manage it for me.
Really? You think I can do it? I know you can do it.
Well, that was good.
You know, we didn't have to go out, Frank.
Oh, I know.
But since the General couldn't make it to the house, I thought, why not take the most beautiful woman in Charleston out for dinner, right? - Mm.
And I thank you.
- Mm.
What? Didn't you say Michael was working late tonight? Well, yeah.
That's what he told me.
Why? Who's he with? I have no idea.
Let's go.
Frank-- D, keep moving.
You have to talk to Michael.
- Oh, D.
- I'm serious, Frank.
How am I supposed to bring something like this up to a Corps Commander? Well, how do you not mention it to the husband of my best friend? Oh, lord.
Well, if you don't talk to Michael, then I'll have to call Claudia Joy.
No, you don't.
- Uh, yes, I do.
- D, I am sure that there is a perfectly innocent explanation.
Well, I hope so, but you have to get it.
I'm taking Sophie to the airport.
Bye, dad.
Come here and give your father a hug.
Thanks for this.
You're welcome.
I want to apologize for the way I acted.
It's okay.
Not okay.
But it'll have to do.
Well, just Promise me you won't give up.
I promise.
Do you have your ticket? Right here.
Oh, right.
Of course.
Um, well Keep me posted about dad.
I will.
Have a safe trip.
Mom Um I've been thinking about colleges, and I would really like to give Brown a look.
You think maybe you could come with me? Absolutely.
- Bye.
- Bye.
May I, uh I want to apologize.
I should never have said what I did.
You're just tellin' it like it is.
No, Marcus.
That's not how it is.
What I said about you not seeing David That wasn't right.
It's not fair to you, and it's not fair to David.
Look You go to Jacksonville and you make it through rehab.
And we'll all be here for you when you get back.
All of you? I want you to beat this.
I want you to be able to see your son.
Well, all right, then.
Come in, Frank.
You got a minute, sir? Yeah.
What's on your mind? Uh, well, sir, it-- It's personal.
Um Well, when you couldn't join us last night for dinner, uh, I took-- I took Denise out for dinner.
And, um, as we were walking back to the car, we noticed you at a restaurant with a-- with a companion.
I see.
I don't, uh, I don't mean to pry, sir, but Seeing as how our wives are best friends and all, if I don't come home with some sort of explanation, it's, uh Close the door, Frank.