Army Wives s06e23 Episode Script

Onward

Previously on Army Wives - What is this? - A water bottle.
I thought it would be nice to have for your rehab.
You know, dad, they say a positive attitude is an important part of recovery.
Really? Is that what they say? What is wrong with you? Your daughter gives you a gift, and you can barely say "thank you"? I want to apologize for the way I acted.
- It's okay.
- No.
Not okay.
Just promise me you won't give up.
I promise.
You told me I was putting too much pressure on myself.
You were right.
Maybe it's time we talk adoption.
- What? - Didn't you say Michael was working late tonight? Well, yeah, that's what he told me.
Why? Who's he with? Well, when you couldn't join us last night for dinner, uh, I took-- I took Denise out for dinner.
As we were walking back to the car, we noticed you were at a restaurant with a-- with a companion.
Close the door, Frank.
Have a seat.
I understand your concern about what you saw.
Were the situation reversed, I'm sure Claudia Joy would want an explanation.
But there is nothing to it, Frank, at least not what you think.
I told you I was working last night, and I was.
The woman you saw me with was Colonel Olivia Sawyer, United Stated Air Force.
Really? From the Pentagon.
Attached to the BRAC Commission.
They're not thinking of closing this place again, are they? No.
Realignment.
Fort Marshall is merging with Bring Air Force Base.
- What? - All part of the reduction-in-force initiatives being implemented.
Colonel Sawyer and I have been working on it for months.
Last night word came down the merger has been confirmed.
We went out to celebrate.
Look, sir, I'm sorry if-- if I-- No apology necessary.
I should have been more discreet.
In any case, the formal announcement will be made later today.
You just happen to be the first to know.
Yes, sir.
Wow.
Joint command? Yeah.
Jackie! Come in here! What is it? What happened? Look.
I can move my legs.
Okay.
This is all our vendors with their emergency contact numbers.
Um, I keep the list on my phone, but I also have hard copies at home, in my car.
You just never know when you're gonna need it.
- Right.
- Am I going too fast? I know the last week has been like a crash course.
Nah, I'm good.
Okay.
Um, I have to leave - to get ready for the movers.
- Go.
Okay.
I-I'll be back later.
Don't sweat it, Rox.
How you doing? Strangely, I'm kind of excited.
Uh, we're actually not open yet.
I know.
I'm looking for Gloria.
Oh.
Um, she's right there.
Penny.
Can I talk to you? Sure.
What's going on? Okay.
Take a deep breath.
Tell me what's wrong.
Everything.
The baby? No, no.
The baby's fine.
Oh, thank God.
So what could be so bad? Me.
I can't be a mom.
What are you talking about? I can't do this by myself.
I'm broke.
My family doesn't care about me.
My grandma's sick.
I don't mean to dump this all on you, but I got nobody else.
You know, I've been taking classes at the clinic, you know? I can't give this baby what it needs.
Could you and Hector take it? No, I can't.
That's impossible.
Why? Hector and I are getting divorced.
- What? - Yeah, we filed the papers.
Now we're just waiting for the court to make it official.
Look, I know you're really upset, but I'm sure you can do this.
I can't.
I can't be a mom.
I can't keep this baby.
_ Well, that's-- that's terrible news, sir.
Colonel Cole was a hell of a soldier.
Yes, he was As were the others in his humvee.
But the incident has wider implications, Frank.
For the second time in ten days, the division has suffered casualties in a secure area.
CENTCOM has requested additional troops to reinforce the division.
You'll be leading First Brigade back in action.
Roger that, sir.
Immediately.
Ooh-ah.
Come in.
Sir, I've got the preliminary figures on the transition to joint command.
Have a seat, Joan.
You've heard about Colonel Cole? Yes, sir.
Did you know him? Personally, no, sir, but I hear he was an outstanding leader.
Yeah.
He leaves behind a wife and three kids.
Cole's death means Sustainment Brigade needs a new commander, someone with experience who can help the brigade get over the loss.
The army's chosen you.
Me? I couldn't agree more.
You have done an outstanding job as Garrison Commander, and I will sorely miss you, especially with this merger in the works, but this is where the army needs you now.
Yes, sir.
You'll deploy with First Brigade.
The next couple days are gonna go fast.
Roger that.
Normally, becoming Brigade Commander is occasion for congratulations.
Under the circumstances, let me just say, I'm damn proud of you.
Thank you, sir.
First Brigade is deploying to Afghanistan.
What? They need more troops.
Yeah, but you're not going, right? Lieutenant Brown's waiting to be medically cleared.
No, no, no.
They can't do this.
You've got your orders for Tacoma.
I'm not saying it's gonna happen, Rox.
I'm just saying it could happen.
I haven't reported to Fort Lewis yet, and that's my platoon going overseas.
Your old platoon.
When will you know? Soon.
Brigade's moving out sometime this week.
Thank you very much.
Yes.
That sounds great.
We'll see you on Wednesday.
Who was that? Uh, the adoption center.
Guess what.
Our first interview is next week.
A 17-year-old girl from north Charleston, four months pregnant.
We'll have to cancel.
You told me Wednesday night was good.
Nicole? I'm deploying.
What? When? This week.
What about adoption? It'll have to wait.
What are you doing here? I know it's been a while, but Penny came to see me today.
What did she want? I'm giving her money, Gloria-- At least what I can, anyway.
I know, but she needs more than money, Hector.
She needs help.
What kind of help? Raising the baby.
She's scared.
Freaked out's more like it.
Look, I know it's a lot, but once the baby's born, you think you can help her look after it? Agree to joint custody? What? No.
You're the father.
Gloria, I said I'll do what I can.
I'm not ready to be a parent.
I wouldn't be good at it.
You gotta learn sometime.
Doesn't matter anyway.
What are you talking about? Haven't you heard? The brigade's getting deployed.
I'll be in Afghanistan in a few days.
You're deploying? Well, what about your TBI? The neurologist said another concussion could kill you.
I've been cleared for active duty.
You had a traumatic brain injury, Joan.
Going back into a combat zone? The doctors consider it an acceptable risk.
Well, what about the family? What about David, and his abandonment issues? Look, this isn't gonna be easy for any of us.
I don't deny it.
But David is strong, and he'll get through this, because he's got the best dad in the world to help him.
You know, there are other options, Joan.
You've put in your 20.
Please Let's not go down that road right now.
I'm not retiring, especially under the circumstances.
Well, we agreed that the next move would be mutual.
This isn't a move.
The family is staying where it is.
I'm going where I'm needed.
Right.
To replace a commander who was killed by an IED.
Yes, that's the job.
And you know I have to go.
But I need you behind me.
I'll miss you every minute.
Hector's deploying.
Even though we're getting divorced, I still can't help worrying about him.
Of course not.
And he's not sure about this new lieutenant they got, you know? Hector really liked Trevor.
He trusted him to get him home.
I'm sure he's gonna be okay.
Yeah.
Sergeant Ski's still with the platoon.
He'll keep 'em safe.
You think? Everything's so screwed up right now.
You know Penny, the girl Hector got pregnant? She says she can't keep the baby.
Why? She says she doesn't have any support.
Says raising the baby by herself is gonna ruin the kid's life.
So what's she gonna do? I don't know.
Adoption, I guess.
I feel terrible for her, but I can't help.
Well, we're all gonna get through this together.
How? Well, that's always the most interesting part.
Attention! General Clarke.
Welcome to the Wounded Warrior Center.
I'm Marty Hernandez, and I've been assigned to be your physical therapist.
Marty.
Now would you like to take a tour of our amazing facility, sir? No, actually.
I'd just like to get to it.
Awesome.
Well, one of the things I like to get established from the very beginning is that rank has no meaning in this building.
I used to wear airborne wings, but now I'm a civilian.
But we all wear the same badge of distinction here.
Understood.
All right.
Now we have every piece of equipment to help you get you back on your feet.
But the two most important pieces of equipment-- What's here and here.
Everything else is secondary.
Roger that.
Outstanding.
Well, the first thing we have to do is come up with a mission statement.
A what? Define the objective.
Once we define the objective, then we can figure out how we're gonna get there.
Can we just get to the exercises? We will.
But it's my house, my rules.
Come in, Lieutenant.
Thank you, sir.
I realize you're busy.
What can I do for you? I have orders to report - to 2nd Ranger Battalion next week - Uh-huh.
And was wondering if those orders will be rescinded-- Because of the deployment.
Yes, sir, and Lieutenant Brown's injury.
He was in a fender bender, and he tweaked his back.
I'll have to run it up the chain.
Thank you, sir.
This uncertainty's making my wife a little nuts.
Roger that.
So I'm assuming your preference is to report to Fort Lewis? No, sir.
I want to deploy with my men.
Really? Does your wife know that? No, sir.
Well, I'll see what I can do, Lieutenant.
Dismissed.
Thank you, sir.
Hey, Charlie.
Hey, Denise.
Sorry to bother you.
No, don't be silly.
Come on in.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
Hi, peanut! Aw.
What's going on? I know this is way out of line, and Nicole would kill me if she knew I was here, but But? I was hoping you could talk to your husband for me.
Uh, about what? Nicole.
She's deploying right when we're starting the adoption process.
If she goes, we're dead in the water for a year or more, and you know how much we want a baby.
I thought maybe you could talk to Colonel Sherwood about changing her orders.
Um, I'm sorry, but that's not gonna work.
Really? For one thing, I could never ask Frank that, and for another, he'd never agree to it, and even if he did, I don't think Nicole would want to stay behind.
When duty calls, soldiers respond.
It's what they train for.
I know.
Can't blame a girl for trying.
Mm.
Don't be discouraged.
It's kind of hard not to be.
I feel like we have two strikes against us.
We're a gay couple, and we're military.
It's gonna be tough convincing anyone to give their baby to us.
I think I might be able to help.
We'd like to make this an open adoption.
That means you could visit, get to know the baby.
Nicole and I both want that.
You wouldn't be cut out of the child's life If you're comfortable with that arrangement.
Uh, Charlie and Nicole want to honor your needs.
Exactly.
They wanna give this baby all the love it deserves.
We've done a lot of talking, Penny.
Why don't you say something? I don't know what to say.
I mean, I never thought about my child being raised by two women.
Isn't that, like, against God? I want my baby to be raised Christian.
Charlie and I are both christians.
Yeah, but not Go ahead.
You can speak freely here.
I just don't see how y'all can be real christians and be gay.
When you told me you knew a military couple looking for a baby, you didn't tell me they were gay.
Because I wanted you to get to know 'em first.
A lot of people feel it shouldn't matter, Penny.
Well, not where I grew up.
I'm sorry.
You seem real nice and all, but I just can't do this.
Would you take me home, please? Sure.
Let me get this straight-- You want Penny to give our baby to a couple of lesbians? They're good people, Hector.
Lesbians? What difference does it make? I don't know.
Just I never thought about it, I guess.
Look, you gotta see Penny anyway to sign away your parental rights.
All I'm asking is, you get her to reconsider before your baby loses a loving home.
Okay.
I'm serious, Hector.
If you just knew how great these two women are Charlie runs the youth activity center on post, and Captain Galassini's an intelligence officer in your division.
Whoa.
Wait a minute.
Captain Galassini? Why? You know her? Yeah, I know her.
I didn't know she was gay.
She's the one that saved our butts in Africa-- The entire squad.
That was her? Yeah.
Bronze Star recipient.
She got us out of what could have been a nasty firefight.
She wants to raise my kid? If you and Penny let her.
All right.
I'll see what I can do.
Thank you.
Doing great.
Forward.
Good job.
Back.
Awesome.
Awesome.
Forward again.
How much longer do we have to do this? Little while.
Lean back.
Can we pick up the pace? You want to jump out of planes again, sir, we have to stick to the program.
- Lean forward.
- This is ridiculous.
I could be doing this sitting at home.
Your legs are supporting weight for the first time in weeks, and you're using your entire core to stay steady.
You may not be feeling it now, sir, but trust me, you will be feeling it later.
- Lean back.
- I can do a lot more than this right now.
- Negative on that, sir.
Lean forward.
- I'm telling you I can do a lot more than this right now! No, no, no! Don't help him, Jim.
The General thinks he can run his own program.
Let's let him try.
Come on.
Get up.
- Okay, come on.
- I got it.
All right.
Listen, sir.
You have the balls of a tiger.
But I have the knowledge that's gonna get you back out into the jungle, which is what you want since day one.
It's what I want as well.
Now are we good to continue? Affirmative.
Outstanding.
Let's get to work.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Sorry I'm late.
Still trying to clear post.
Unbelievable.
Kids are upstairs, and there's a pizza in the oven.
Okay.
Still no word? This could be it.
It's Colonel Sherwood.
Lieutenant Leblanc.
Yes, sir.
Roger that.
Thank you for letting me know, sir.
Good night.
Well? Looks like we're going to Tacoma.
Yes! That's what you wanted, isn't it? Yeah.
Of course it is.
I'm just gonna go say hi to the boys.
Okay.
Yes! Hey.
Hey.
Why don't you put that out on the dining room table? Be nice to actually eat together.
Yes, it would.
Jackie? Hmm? Thank you.
For what? Putting up with me.
What brought this on? I know I can be stubborn.
But that doesn't mean I can't learn something new.
I realize, I haven't been very good at receiving help.
You talking about your legs? I'm talking about everything.
Just wanted you to know that besides loving you I appreciate you.
Thank you.
I don't want this to get cold.
I still can't believe you guys did this with the deployment coming up.
Are you kidding? We couldn't let you go without a party.
That's right.
Claudia Joy made me promise.
Typical Claudia Joy.
Still pulling strings from halfway around the world.
Well, I hate to say this, but I've gotta go.
Not without a little something first.
Oh, you didn't have to do that.
Open it.
Oh.
Aw.
We all pitched in, including Pamela and Claudia Joy.
Oh! Aw.
I love it.
Thank you.
I propose a toast.
No, uh, no.
We're not doing that.
Mnh-mnh.
Why not? Because I don't want to cry.
That's why not.
Roxy I'm serious.
It's never gonna be the same, you know? It's your first PCS.
You never think it's gonna be as good, but it will be, over time.
Unh-unh.
I'm not buying it.
I'm sorry.
I'll never find a better bunch of friends than the ones I'm looking at right now.
Roland You changed my life.
I don't know what I would have done without your advice over the years.
You hate my advice, Rox.
It's because you're usually right.
And you.
You're like the big sister I never had.
I owe you so much.
You don't owe me anything.
Okay, how come I'm the only one crying right now? No, you are not.
Only two ways to deal with this-- Laughter or tears.
Wrong.
There is another way.
Come here.
You sign at the bottom there.
Yeah.
Okay.
Listen, Penny, I think Captain Galassini and her partner would make really good parents.
I really don't want to talk about that.
Why not? Hector, those women are sinners.
Well, what does that make us? I mean, we didn't exactly get into this situation by being saints.
It's different.
How is it different? What we did is against the Bible.
You condemn them, you gotta condemn us.
Please just sign the form.
You met them.
Do they seem like bad people? No.
But what kind of values are they gonna teach our child? Look, I can't speak for Charlie.
I never met her.
But Captain Galassini-- She's awesome.
She's smart.
She's brave.
She saved lives, Penny, including mine.
I think we can trust her with our kid.
All right.
Forward.
There we go.
Back.
Forward again.
Then back again.
You know what? - Let's take a break.
- Ohh.
There you go.
Take a sip.
Feeling good.
You should be feeling good, 'cause you're stepping it up today.
We got you a Got you a gift.
There you go, sir.
What's this? It goes back to your mission statement.
You said you wanted to stand up to watch your soldiers deploy, and that's gonna help you.
No, no worry.
There's-- It's only short term, and there's no shame in using it, but you can't achieve the mission without it.
Thank you.
I'm waiting.
What? You want me to stand up now? Unless you have something better to do.
Hey.
I'm not gonna let you fall, all right? I got you.
Come on, sir.
Don't be afraid to put all that weight on the cane.
And use your core.
That's what we've been doing all the exercises for-- Your core.
You got this, sir.
There you go.
There you go.
Come on.
You got it.
You got it, sir.
There you go.
There-- there you go.
- Good-- - Oh.
Damn it.
Hey.
Hey.
Doing well, sir.
Now you've got a feel for it.
What do you say? You up for it? Are you kiddin'? Ha ha! Come on.
Let's do it.
You got it.
Get up there.
Aah! Now that was a hell of an effort.
Good job.
Good job.
Army strong! We got your six, sir! Ooh-ah! Thank you, gentlemen.
That's what it's about, Marty.
I'm gonna walk again For them.
Never any doubt, sir.
Can I come in? Please.
You gotta understand.
I grew up in a Christian home.
I mean, at least that's what we called it.
Though it didn't stop my daddy from hitting me and my brother.
I don't know.
Maybe if my parents had been better christians, my life wouldn't be this way.
Anyway, the point is, you both seem real nice.
And I can tell you both really love each other.
And I hope that means that you'll love this baby, too.
Penny? I want you to raise my baby.
How long will you be gone? Well, I'm not sure, honey.
It could be up to a year.
A year? Well, I know it sounds like a long time, but we can e-mail and Skype.
Who's gonna help me with my homework? Hey, dude, I'm still here.
But what about math? Mom is really good at math.
I can give your father some pointers.
But you're gonna miss my basketball games.
And you said we were gonna go to Disney World this summer.
Well, your father can still take you.
It's not the same.
No, it's not.
But we all need to help each other through this.
I don't want you to go.
- I have to go, David.
- Why? It's my job.
Well, that's a bad job.
No.
It's a very good job.
It just comes with a price, that's all.
It's like being a police officer or a firefighter, David.
We depend on special people to protect us.
And your mom's one of those special people.
But what if you die? I'm not going to die.
What if you do? You have to promise you'll come back.
Promise you'll come back and everything will be okay.
I promise.
What do you think? - Cool! - Isn't it? Hector! Hey.
I couldn't let you go without saying good-bye.
Thanks.
Besides, I wanted you to meet Charlie and Nicole.
Ma'am.
At ease.
- I understand we worked together in Africa.
- Yes, ma'am.
Well, it's nice to meet under better circumstances.
Yes, it is.
Thank you for letting us adopt your child.
Well, you really gotta thank Gloria for that.
She's the one that made it happen.
You had to agree to it.
We want you to know that once the baby's born, you can visit whenever you want.
Thank you.
Yeah.
You just gotta come home first.
Both of you.
Right.
See you in theater.
Yes, ma'am.
- Nice to meet you.
- Likewise.
Well, I should go.
You stay safe, Hector.
I mean it.
Don't do anything stupid.
Well, it's not really your problem anymore.
Hey, just because we're getting divorced, doesn't mean I don't care about you.
Okay.
Is it okay if I write you? Sure.
Go.
I've never seen you off before.
Not like this.
I don't know what to say.
You don't have to say anything.
Uh Well, that makes it an even dozen.
Wait.
Thank you, princess.
You take good care of your mom for me, okay? Daddy loves you.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Joan.
Roland.
Sir.
How you doing, David? Good, sir.
And how's my goddaughter? She's good, thanks.
She doesn't know what's going on, really.
I think you're gonna have to help her with this deployment.
I will, sir.
Good.
Good luck.
Be safe over there.
Thank you, sir.
I'm around if you need anything.
Appreciate that.
Carry on, Colonel.
Yes, sir.
Bye, baby girl.
Don't get too big while I'm gone, okay? Mwah.
I have to go now.
I know.
Remember everything we talked about.
Help out at home.
Don't worry about me.
Mom'll be safe.
I want to give you something.
Don't forget me.
'Course not.
I love you.
I love you, too.
We're gonna be fine.
- I'll call.
- Okay.
Okay, guys.
Take your last look.
Bye.
Fort Lewis, here we come.
That's everything.
Yeah.
But can we take the long way out? Absolutely.
Okay.
Road trip.
Brigade! Attention! Sir, First Brigade all present and accounted for, sir.
Brigade! Parade rest! Soldiers of First Brigade I could not be prouder than I am today to command such an outstanding group of warriors.
Once again, you have answered your country's call and exemplified the highest qualities of patriotism.
I wish you a safe journey-- Once again, you have answered your country's call and exemplified the highest qualities of patriotism.
I wish you a safe journey and a successful mission.
You are going where your country needs you most.
And I send you back with a promise made by another General in another war some 70 years ago.
I shall return.
Ooh-ah! First Brigade! Ten-hut! Battalion Commanders, march your troops to the aircraft.
About face! Forward! March! this is the hardest part after we've come so far which turn to take how do we make it through? it looks like we're holding on to something already gone you gotta believe you gotta believe that I won't let this go you know I'll keep you close it might feel like it's over but this is not the end could be the start of something call it a new beginning don't be afraid that's just the way it goes and I've got you here with me Bye! That's where you'll always be wherever I am wherever I am I won't let this go you know I'll keep you close it might feel like it's over but this is not the end but this is not the end I'll never say good-bye those words just don't feel right I won't let this go you know I'll keep you close it might feel like it's over but this is not the end no, oh I can't say good-bye those words don't feel right it might feel like it's over but this is not the end this is not the end Fasten seat belts.
Shanwick radio, call sign reach 4-3-7.
Request weather avoidance vector.
Shanwick, come in.
General holden.
What? When? Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.