Code Black (2015) s03e03 Episode Script

La Familia

- You still not ready? - Good morning to you, too.
- Bad enough I have to have you on my rig every shift, but now we have ‭the intern, Pepper, in there.
What's wrong with Pepper? She makes me nervous.
'Cause she's nervous.
Two minutes.
I love what you haven't done with the place.
Don't expect the curbside pickup.
I'm not your Uber driver.
If you were, I wouldn't have invited you in.
- [DOOR CLOSES] - Oh, wait.
I didn't.
- [STATIC CRACKLES] - MAN ON RADIO: Squad 15, Squad 15, we have a call We should go.
Willis? Yeah.
If you see any toxic powder, don't inhale it.
- Funny.
- It's good to have you back, Dr.
Hey, Rox.
Shipping crate fell on two people.
- My guys are lifting it off now.
- [BREATHING HEAVILY] - ETHAN: What are your names? - I'm Jose.
This is Nora.
Take her out first.
Well, it's gonna be tough 'cause you're on her arm.
- NORA: He's having trouble breathing.
- ‭Don't worry.
You're both gonna be free in a minute.
You guys ready? Nice and easy, okay? Easy, easy.
[GRUNTING] ETHAN: Okay, we gotta move Jose to free Nora's hand.
Easy and slow.
On three.
One, two, three.
Don't look at it.
Willis? Check for a radial pulse.
- Jose, can you hear me? - Is he all right? It's hard to breathe.
There's no pulse.
Okay, we're gonna have to do it here.
- Do what? - ROX: Reduce it.
Bilateral breath sounds.
What do you think? Sounds like maybe it could be blood.
- Are you guessing? - She's learning.
Go help her out.
- Remember how to reduce a fracture? - Recreate the injury.
That's right.
Hyperextend, then pull to realign.
Is that gonna hurt? So sorry.
Rox, now.
- [BONES CRACKING] - [SCREAMING] - Nora! - Aah! [SOBS] Pulse is strong.
Good work.
- Nora, you okay? - ETHAN: She's gonna be fine.
Listen, you can ride with her, but we've gotta get you to the hospital right now 'cause you have chest trauma.
LEANNE: You can make it up, right? Mm-hmm.
What about the J.
- ‭Did you seriously just text me? This is supposed to be our time together, and yet somehow I feel like I'm talking to myself.
Fine, but can we just, like, - not talk about school, please? - [CELLPHONE CLATTERS] Okay.
How's volunteering? [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [CHAIR SCRAPES] - Where you going? - I forgot ketchup.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Should've gone with the breakfast burrito.
Quesadillas are good, too.
I did not see them on the menu.
That's 'cause they're on the secret menu, along with avocado toast and cheese-filled tater tots.
So I take it you work here? No, I chose this outfit.
I love stripes.
‭I can't get enough stripes.
I don't know.
It's kinda retro.
Well, this whole place is retro, so I'm Max.
What's your name? - Guess.
- ‭Ariel.
This is my, um - Hi.
I'm Leanne Rorish.
- Max.
- Ariel.
- MAX: Nice to meet you.
Your shift started 15 minutes ago.
You ready to work? [SIREN WAILING] Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Savetti, you're with me.
- Dr.
Kean, take the other rig.
- Okay.
- LEANNE: What do you got? - Fight broke out baseball game in the upper deck.
- Male, 40, got the worst of it.
- The losing team might disagree.
Positive K.
, multiple obvious facial wounds.
Okay, let's get him to center stage.
- You okay? - ‭She's fine.
NOA: What do you got? Female, 38, was playing peacemaker.
Peacemaker, my ass.
Those bastards jumped my fiancé.
They're lucky I fell down the stairs.
Left-side collarbone injury and chest wall tenderness.
I need to know if Steven is okay! Center stage.
We're gonna do everything we can.
Do you know how many scumbags I dated before I found him? Steven dies, I'll kill him! Airway's clear.
Pulse is strong.
What are his vitals? Heartrate 105, BP 100/40.
Okay, hang 2 liters of fluid.
What's his neuro exam? Hey, buddy.
Can you tell me your name? Steven! His name is Steven Martinelli! [GROANS] Patient's altered and minimally responsive.
Altered? What does ‭ "altered" mean? Is that bad? He's a little confused.
We'll figure it out.
Baby, it's Daisy! - Dr.
Kean, status report.
- Working on it.
- [DOORS OPEN] - ETHAN: Incoming! Bed three.
Russo, page x-ray, bring the ultrasound.
Let's do a trauma panel and get him hooked up to the monitor.
[MUFFLED VOICE] Where are you taking Nora? We're taking good care of her.
- She's being assessed.
- Tell her I'm all right.
Savetti, take over, please.
On three.
One, two, three.
Jose? Hey, Jose.
We're gonna take care of you.
- You know him? - It's Jesse's brother.
[TRAY CLATTERS] - Hey, hey, Jesse, Jesse, Jesse, Jesse.
- What happened?! - What happened? - Jesse, Jesse.
A shipping crate fell on him.
- Jesse, that you? - No, no, no.
- Jesse.
- You need to keep your mask on.
He's had some labored breathing.
- Where the hell's the x-ray? - I'll get it.
I'll get it.
Jesse, we got this.
Russo, go.
There could be fluid in the lungs.
Jesse, Leanne's right.
Step back.
This is my brother.
I'm not going nowhere.
MARIO: You, uh, you need another hand over there? No, no, no, we got this.
Just focus on your own patient.
- What do you got? - Free fluid in the upper right quadrant.
Bleeding somewhere.
Type and cross for two and page surgery! Wait.
Surgery? You have a broken collarbone.
Stay still.
You have to listen to me.
That man he's the best in the world.
Seriously, the best! Daisy, the doctor working on Steven, he's, like, the second or third best guy in the world.
Steven is in great hands.
Trust me.
- [GASPING BREATHS] - ETHAN: Good lung sliding.
Okay, that that rules out pneumo.
He's got a lot of fluid in the lungs.
We need to get this bipap started.
Okay, I'm gonna start another I.
in the left A.
- Jesse - Have we sent the blood? Jesse, you need to step back and let us do our work.
No, no.
I-I-I got this.
I got this.
Hey! I'm not asking.
- Please.
- Miss! [CRYING] Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Stop, stop.
Lupita, stop.
Stop, stop, stop, stop.
Uncle Jesse, what's happening? What are they doing to Papi? They're helping him, okay? We just gotta let them do their work.
- Okay.
- We both do, okay? Come on.
Come on.
Hey! Turn off that damn camera now before I break it over your head! Do it! - [LID CLOSES] - Okay, Jesse I got him, okay? [CRYING] WOMAN: Here's the x-ray.
- Now, Jose, listen to me.
- Leanne I just want you to breathe with the machine.
- ROLLIE: Can you wiggle your fingers? - ‭[GROANING] All right, it's okay.
It's okay.
Avila? Do you know how to put on a splint? That's a tech's job, right? No job too big, no job too small.
Why don't you grab that splint cart right there? You were in there with Jose, right? How is he? - Well, his chest was - Dr.
Avila, we don't discuss patients without consent.
I need to know he's okay.
Ma'am, I'm sorry.
Unless you're his wife, we can't - No, I'm not.
I-I just - I'm sorry.
We can't.
Anything else you want me to do, Dr.
Guthrie? Pick up your dry cleaning or maybe wash your car? - Excuse me? - [TELEPHONE RINGS IN DISTANCE] Humans don't exercise impulse control till 25.
It's late bloomer.
[GROANING] Listen, I'll go check on Jose for you, all right? WILL: Dr.
Number one, here we go.
- Um, what are these? - Jeans.
Yeah, that part I got.
My kid's.
Need the holes fixed.
You want me to mend your daughter's jeans? - Yep.
- I-I'm not a tailor.
But you are my surgical resident.
And after your closure on that cholecystectomy, you need to practice.
So vary your techniques.
I wanna see at least one good running suture and a horizontal mattress stitch.
[SIGHS] His his hands are clammy.
His blood pressure is through the roof.
You sure we shouldn't get a bedside echocardiogram right now? Jesse, Leanne just told me you asked her the same thing.
Just needs some more time on the bipap.
Don't talk to me like a patient.
All right, well, maybe we could bring his girlfriend down here.
When he wakes up, she's here Girlfriend? What are you talking about, girlfriend? Jose does not have a girlfriend.
Anna passed away less than a year ago.
Hey, Jesse.
‭Your brother's girlfriend has been asking about his status, man.
You know I can't tell them anything without permission.
How you feeling, Daisy? Sore, but I'm fine.
I got three older brothers.
I had to learn how to fight so they could stop giving me wedgies.
- Where's Steven? - ‭He's upstairs, getting another test.
He asked me to come fill you in.
So he's talking? Wait, what test? A CAT scan.
‭He got beat up pretty bad.
Has some evidence of internal bleeding.
It was my fault.
Hey, you went to a baseball game.
Some jerk picked a fight.
Steven doesn't even like baseball.
He went for me.
I'm a New York fan, so he rooted for them, - and now [SCOFFS] - ‭Hey.
The good news is Steven's stable and the C.
will tell us exactly what's going on.
And I'm taking care of him.
Your girlfriend was right, said Steven was in great hands.
Uh, Dr.
Kean said we're dating? She didn't have to.
[TELEPHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE] Soon as we're done, uh, with Steven upstairs, we'll bring him right back to you.
Good, then I can beat the crap out of him for scaring me.
[MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY] [INHALES DEEPLY] If you wanted to see me, you could've called me.
- [CHUCKLING] - Scared the hell out of me.
This is how it's gonna go? Here we go.
Okay, here we go.
Here we go.
- There Ah! - ‭[CHUCKLES] What, just 'cause you're in here, you think I'm gonna go easy on you? - [SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY] - No.
No, no, no, no.
Not yet.
Not yet.
Un poco más.
Jose, another hour, we can take the mask off.
See how you're breathing.
Okay? Behave.
- What'd the CT show? - He cracked a couple ribs.
- How's his hemoglobin? - 13.
- You got an echo? - Not back yet.
- I'll go call.
- Jesse, I'll call.
- Thank you.
- He's your brother.
I mean, thank you for saving his life.
He's stable for now.
We'll see what the echo says.
Mi hermano es fuerte.
He's gonna be okay.
Hey, hey.
You got a second? - Yeah.
- This morning in the cafeteria, when you were talking to that guy I don't even know that weirdo.
He just started talking to me.
Well, actually, he seemed very nice.
But that's not what I wanted to talk to you about.
Um you seemed uh, like you didn't know how to introduce me.
I don't want you to feel awkward.
- I don't.
- ‭Okay.
Um, well, I just want to say that if you want to refer to me as your friend, that's fine.
Is that it? Yeah.
Thanks for coming so fast.
- You are absolutely Just stop.
Finally! What took you guys so long? - Give it a rest already, Brandt.
- [SIGHS HEAVILY] What seems to be the problem? She clamped down on me like a vice.
- It hurts me as much as it hurts you.
- ‭Not possible.
Okay, we're gonna need to take a look.
Please, no modesty here.
ETHAN: You on ‭any medications, any drugs? - Nope.
- Nada.
- You tried relaxing? - Of course.
- Doesn't feel like it.
- Shut your face, Brandt! - Aah! - Yelling isn't gonna help.
This is the day it all went wrong.
This is the fork in my road.
- In your road? - Any thoughts, Dr.
Russo? Oh, uh, it's vaginismus.
The muscles of the vagina spasm and squeeze.
And you, sir, are suffering what is called penis captivus.
Yeah, sounds about right.
So how long am I gonna be in vagina lockdown? I'm gonna give her something to relax her.
- If that doesn't work? - Plan "B"? Great.
I have some in my purse.
Yeah, we buy those in bulk.
Ya comiste, mija? I'm fine, Papi.
I'm not hungry.
- [DOOR OPENS] - How come nobody called us sooner? 'Cause no one needed you.
If you're gonna be in a hospital, we expect a call.
- You feeling okay, Papi? - Gladi, it was just an accident.
Yet you reek of smoke! - Déjame en paz, okay? - It's disgusting.
JESSE: Mijas, please, please.
Can we stop this? Look who's here.
Hey, Hilda.
Hey, Gladys.
- [LAUGHS] - Jose, your oxygen saturation has dropped a little bit.
I'm gonna have to put you back on bipap.
Ryan, can you start him on dobutamine, a nitro drip, and 40 of I.
Lasix, please? Jose, I wanna talk to you about what we Maybe he should rest right now.
I think he's a little tired, okay? - Okay.
- JESSE: Okay.
- Jesse - What's on the echo? What we initially thought was trauma from the accident, turns out What is it? Congestive heart failure.
People live with CHF for years.
With early detection.
His EF is less than 10%.
I'm sorry, Mama.
He doesn't have much time.
You don't know that.
I need to tell him.
He's my brother.
- I'll go tell him.
- Okay.
At least I have a job.
What are I'm in between jobs right now.
You're always in between jobs! [SPEAKING OVER EACH OTHER] This is why I don't tell you guys anything.
Uncle Jesse, what is it? Test came back? He's gonna be okay.
Your Papi's the toughest man I know.
You'll be okay, man.
How's the new job? It's fine.
What's that place for? Oh, this is the oncology ward.
That's the chemo lab.
And oncology means cancer, right? That's right.
Maybe this isn't the best place for you to hang out.
[SIREN WHOOPS] ETHAN: Take it away, Dr.
Okay, um, Tina and Brandt, mid-20s.
They're actors, and they became attached during a scene.
Were they using glue or something? What the hell is wrong with you? Not glue.
His penis is stuck in her vagina.
- Condition is called vaginismus.
- Dr.
Kean, very nice.
Also the name of ‭Caligula Caesar's third wife, - Vaginismus Caesar.
- Stop talking.
- NOA: Are you in any pain? - TINA: Yes.
Why don't you ask the guy with his penis stuck in a juicer? Maybe you could just cut it off.
N-no, not an option.
I'll meet you in center stage.
[SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE] - How's Jose? - Worse.
- How's Jesse taking it? - He's in total denial.
And he won't let me tell Jose the truth.
He's your patient.
You have an obligation to notify.
Yeah, but there's not really any rules about when to notify.
Right now they have hope.
False hope doesn't do anybody any good, not the patient, not Jesse.
He'll get here.
I have to get back to my penis captivus.
Don't hear that every day.
- My girls killing each other yet? - [MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY] They're just worried about you.
Está loca.
They've been that way since Anna died, okay? Their mama ‭She was their glue, hmm? Without her, they came apart.
Do the girls know about Nora? [MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY] I hear she's been asking for you.
- We work together.
- Mm.
Okay, she's a friend.
So had this been going on before Anna passed? No, of course not.
It started a few months ago.
So let's see, that's nine months.
You and Anna were married 30 years? All she gets is nine months of mourning and then you move on? What would be the right amount of time, huh? I mean, I-I never thought I would be possible, but I fell in love.
You should be happy for me, Jesse.
You know, after my heart attack and I moved in with you, Anna fed me, cleaned up after me.
She took care of me like I was her own brother.
You were her brother, okay? Nora and I, ‭we didn't do nothing wrong.
So why didn't you tell me? Maybe I felt like I don't know, if if I didn't say it out loud, I wouldn't have to feel bad about it.
Jesse, the girls don't know.
They can't, okay? ‭They worshipped their mother.
I'll I'll tell them when I get outta here, okay, when things get back to normal.
All right.
Tina, the Ativan didn't work, so we're gonna have to sedate you with propofol to relax all your muscles.
BRANDT: She's got a ferocious vagina.
All the great ones do.
The propofol should release the spasm.
Russo, what are the dangers associated with propofol use? Respiratory depression.
We should monitor her breathing closely.
Very good.
So when we remove Tina, you just keep an eye on her.
Push it, Dr.
NOA: Okay.
Tina, no, no.
NOA: Okay, let's try to, uh DIEGO: Get her off? [LAUGHS] - Do you ever get laid? - Guys, I don't have all day.
Neither do I.
[GROANS] Free at la Aah! Holy crap, that hurts! What the hell is wrong with it? Dr.
Avila, let's get an ultrasound.
Man, I wish I was rolling film.
[SLURPS] - So good.
- MARIO: Steven, we told you, you can't eat yet, not until you're in the clear.
He doesn't listen to me either.
Hey, she's the one ‭who had it delivered, okay? He's a freaking nightmare if his blood sugar gets low.
Okay? He's gotta eat every three hours.
- She's like my mother.
- Okay, did you get the results? The C.
shows a small liver laceration.
- What does that mean? - We need to keep an eye on it.
It could heal on its own or he may need surgery down the road.
Okay, that was really freaking good.
So you forgive me now? Forgive you? What did you do? We got this rule, Doc.
If things get rough, she's supposed to run because I can't fight and worry about you at the same time.
- Maybe you should stop fighting.
- I can take care of myself, okay? Oh, yeah, I saw that when you went flying down the stairs.
- I didn't go flying down - [WHEEZES] - Ste Steven? Steven! - [MONITOR BEEPING RAPIDLY] - I need help in here! - What's happening? Oh, my God.
Change of plans.
He needs surgery now.
- Steven! - Let's go.
Clear the hallway! Steven! Steven.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [TELEPHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE] [WOMAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY OVER PA] You guys having as good a day as me? Got a broken penis, so there's that.
It's a patient with a broken penis.
- I guess it could be worse.
- [LAUGHS] Jesse, um, she wants to know why she can't see him, man.
- It's not up to me.
- She loves him.
My concern is those girls.
They won't be able to accept that.
They won't or you won't? Look, we've all seen CHF go sideways so quickly.
- That's not gonna happen.
- If that happens, and Jose doesn't get to see the woman he loves, you're never gonna forgive yourself, man.
You're the one who has to do it.
Take her to see him.
ANGUS: They beat the guy up just for cheering for the other team? What is wrong with people? WILL: Parenchymal vessel.
- Mm.
Direct suture ligation.
- Okay, all right.
- Get the clot first.
- Okay.
[BLOOD SQUIRTS] What the hell are you doing? Laps.
Bring the suction in here.
More laps.
Never step away from the table.
Never! Am I clear? Okay, bring in three clamps.
Another one.
I'm Jesse Sallander.
I know who you are.
This isn't tawdry.
I need you to know that I mean no disrespect.
I knew Anna.
She was very special.
And I can never take her place.
Could you tell me how he's doing? He's gonna be fine.
He's definitely gonna be fine.
That's what Jose says when he doesn't believe something.
Oh, no.
I-I believe it.
He also doesn't accept bad news either.
I accept.
Wouldn't even let me celebrate his 60th birthday.
[TELEPHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE] He said he wanted it to pass like like a ship in the night.
Ship in the night.
You know, I did offer to take him out for his birthday.
Have some sangria, empanada.
I told him to go with you.
Jesse, just because you don't know me doesn't mean I don't know him.
If it's serious and he doesn't know, he won't ask to see me.
Not here, not with his girls, but if something happens to him, Jesse [VOICE BREAKS] and we're not together I love him, Jesse.
And he loves me.
] You hear that? You broke it! She can't hear you.
She's sleeping off the propofol.
What are we waiting for? I want the surgery.
We're just waiting for an OR to open up.
Brandt, you gotta understand, even a perfect repair could leave you with irregular contractures.
It might not look the same.
No, no, no, no.
You don't get it.
I was I was a loser growing up.
I didn't have any friends, sucked at sports and school.
And then [SIGHS] Then Jena Winslow saw me putting on my bathing suit and everything changed.
For the first time, I had something that no one else did.
I was special.
I can't lose this.
[INHALES SHARPLY] I don't know who I am without it.
Hey, man, I, uh, I got this release here for my documentary.
Would you mind signing it for me? You definitely have distribution? Yes.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [LOWERED VOICE] In two months, you will be in love with me.
You won't be here in two months.
[TELEPHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE] What the hell is this? Nora, the bookkeeper.
Why is she holding Papi's hand? You two are so stupid.
Wait, you knew about this? How? Uncle Jesse, you know about this? And you're okay with it? What about our mother? Mija, your mommy, she's gone.
I mean, you loved her.
We all loved her.
But she's not here no more.
I can't believe this.
Well, you better hurry up and believe it 'cause we're all gonna have to accept it.
- Why? - [SIGHS HEAVILY] Because your Papi has stage 4 congestive heart failure.
What does that mean? He's dying.
- [CRYING] - What? No.
I'm sorry.
- No.
[SIGHS DEEPLY] What the hell happened? Daisy's sats just started dropping.
Her breathing's been getting worse from the trauma she took in the fight.
Pulmonary contusions they don't show up on the x-ray.
So you're intubating? No, this is her Halloween costume.
She's going as Woman Clinging to Life.
Well, I was coming with some good news.
Her fiancé, Steven we got his bleeding under control.
We extubated him, and now he's talking in the PACU.
She was so worried.
And now she has no idea he's gonna be okay.
[MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY] Sats are coming up.
She's not out of the woods yet.
But first, I gotta go scrub in on that porn star.
I hear it looks like an eggplant.
- The, uh, heirloom variety.
- Stop talking.
All right.
WILL: An incision into the corpus cavernosum won't help us because the corpus is ruptured in this case.
Alternatives? Eyes on the field, not on me.
It's not pleasant to look at, but it requires your full attention.
I'm not, uh - I wasn't avoiding - The penis? It's anatomy, doctor.
An incision 1 centimeter proximal to the coronal sulcus would afford excellent exposure.
Circumferential degloving.
Then you get to tell him in post-op why he has no penile sensation.
Which bone is fractured? The anatomy is not recognizable and, uh, large.
It's never textbook.
And there's no bone in the penis.
I knew that.
I I know that.
Start an inguinal scrotal incision.
We'll invert the penis inside out.
So how long you been working on the house? Couple years.
So you do live there? Did you think I had you pick me up at a house that wasn't mine? There's nothing in there.
You're either a monk or a serial killer.
Don't have anything, can't lose anything.
Can I ask you about the flag? - [SIREN WAILING] - ‭No.
It's Jesse's brother.
He's crashing.
It's not working.
I need that bougie! I need that bougie.
Hey, Willis.
He's anterior and sats are dropping fast.
Tube's ready.
Sats aren't rising.
Sats are in the 60s.
Okay, heart rate dropping.
- He's not coming up.
- Pulse check.
Starting compressions.
- ROLLIE: Come on.
- JESSE: Por favor.
Por favor.
[VOICE BREAKS] Por favor.
Por favor.
Come on.
Please, dear God.
- LEANNE: 360 joules.
Shock now.
- [PADDLES THUNK] [MUFFLED, WARPED VOICES] LEANNE: Push another epi and bicarb.
Pulse check.
Continue compressions.
I got him.
I got him.
I got him.
How long has he been down? 22 minutes, Jesse.
We will do this until you give the word.
I'm not going anywhere.
[CRYING] Stop.
You could say it.
Time of death 6:01 p.
Always a family.
- Always a family.
- [CRYING, SNIFFLING] And nothing was more important to him than you.
All of you.
[KNOCK ON DOOR] Excuse me.
I took the liberty of doing something.
I hope you don't mind.
JOSE: [LAUGHING] Okay, okay, all right.
JESSE: You think that's funny? What about that time you had that disco perm, huh? Huh? Remember that? Oh, well, Tito, I was still tougher than you, even with the curls, okay? - Oh, really? - ‭[LAUGHS] You wanna go? You wanna go right here? Okay.
For old time's sake.
[LAUGHS] Okay, okay, all right.
You wanna go two out of three? You're a real glutton, bro.
[LAUGHS] ‭Here we go.
Here we go.
Okay, one, two, three.
Come on.
Ready? Uno, dos, tres.
You let me win.
You let me win all the time, bro.
Daisy's orders.
I can't, not until she wakes up.
Is this gonna work? Well, it can't hurt.
Daisy? Can she hear me? To be honest, we don't know.
I don't know what to do.
Just be here.
Your touch can bring her back to you.
I can't explain it, but I have seen it happen before.
Is Jesse okay? How could he be? Daisy? [STEVEN SIGHS] Daisy? Hey, she she squeezed my hand.
Daisy, it's me.
I'm here.
STEVEN: I love you.
I won't be able to work for a month, but yeah, they fixed it.
You'll be back.
As big as ever? Whatever was will be again.
So what's your problem? I almost lost my manhood.
How 'bout I take you to Cabo? What the hell are we gonna do in Cabo? The same thing we did on our honeymoon, minus the sex.
Wait, you guys are married? Yeah, for seven years.
But all you do is fight.
We work together.
We live together.
You try it.
- [DOOR OPENS] - ‭Hey.
Gotta go.
‭Have a margarita for me.
Will do.
Listen, we work together.
- No kidding.
- And we sleep together.
It's gonna make us fight.
Not if we don't let it.
So we won't, right? I just don't wanna end up in Cabo.
I like Cabo.
[SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE] What's up? What's up? Can I sit here? [ELEVATOR BELL DINGS] So you really, like work here? I mean, they don't actually pay me, but yeah.
My foster mom's a doctor here, so Cool.
[SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE] Um, what about you? I just like hanging out at the hospital, especially the cafeteria.
[CHUCKLES] Not good enough.
Your bites are too big.
It looks sloppy.
You realize I'm a third year resident, right? No, you're a first year surgical resident.
Fix 'em again, do it till you can do it in your sleep, do it till your fingers bleed.
Okay, I screwed up.
I get it.
I shouldn't have stepped away from the operating table.
But are you gonna punish me forever? This isn't punishment.
This is the job.
So I guess this isn't a good time to tell you that I saved a patient's life through the healing power of touch? You know, me me and Jose, we fought with each other all the time.
We used to drive our mama crazy.
One day, I'm walking home from middle school and I come across the neighborhood bullies.
They chased me down, they had me down on the ground.
They were kicking me.
Then I hear all the shouting, you know? All these punks start running away, but not before Jose put the biggest one on his ass.
[INHALES SHARPLY] You know, back then, Jose was the runt, but he had the courage of a giant.
He fought for me that day and every day since.
[SIGHS DEEPLY] Who's gonna fight for me now? I am.
[CRYING] I am.
[SOBBING] [SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE] My brother fought in Afghanistan.
He died recently.
The flag.
I'm I'm sorry.
Look, how I live, my house I'm not home a lot.
The more I work You don't need to talk about it.
I'm His name was Robert.
He wrote poetry.
Really? "Barefoot and young, eyes tearing and wide "" "Words to be sung, skies clearing inside "" That's beautiful.
It was the last thing he wrote.
It was in his journal.
He felt good that day.
- It's okay.
This happens here, too.
I've seen a dead body before.
That's true.
You've been through a lot.
Are both their parents dead? Uh, yeah.
A long time ago.
Jesse and Jose were adopted by an amazing older couple.
They met as kids in a group home.
I thought they were brothers.
They acted like brothers.
[LAUGHS] Just because they're not blood doesn't mean they're not brothers.
It's not the same.
Is that what you think? Love isn't enough to make a family? I'm just your friend.
You can kick me out whenever you want.
Hey, hey.
Look at me.
I made a mistake earlier when I told you that it was okay to refer to me as your friend.
I don't want you to think It's been a long time since you were shown what a family is, hasn't it? Well, a family is home.
And I don't just mean a roof over your head.
I mean it's that feeling that you get when you know someone cares about you.
Truly cares.
It's knowing that you're safe, that no matter what you say, no matter what you do, you belong to someone, and they belong to you.
Ariel you are home.
Right here, right now, and for the rest of your life.
You are home with me.
Do you understand me?