Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) s02e15 Episode Script

To Live and Die in Brentwood

Here's Tony Bennett on kbid.
The shadow of your smile when you You want class? You get a black limo with black tinted windows.
A limo's a limo.
What's the difference? The difference is Bob hope gets out of a white limo, and Bobby deniro arrives in a black limo.
Hustle up, howser.
The limo place closes soon.
Hello, doogie.
Hi.
Hi.
A white limo's much prettier.
I agree.
Have you two learned nothing from us? Dr.
h, help me out.
You're taking your best girl, who, for argument's sake, we'll say is Mrs.
h, to your first formal gala.
What color limo do you show up in? White's my idea of class.
All right, a black limo it is.
O.
K.
, so it's settled.
We dine at adriano's, dance at the winterfest ball, and we do whatever till dawn.
Sorry, sport, after 2 A.
M.
, you'll have to do it alone.
I have a curfew.
Man, you're kidding me! Vincent, in my time, couples were chaperoned to their formals.
How fascinating, Dr.
h.
In his time, they were still hunting wild boar for food.
Hey, howser! Move your butt! Coming.
My mom actually bought me a dress for this dance.
No way! When I saw it, I almost got physically ill.
It was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen.
We had, like, our 17th fight that week.
When are we not fighting with our mothers? One of the mysteries of life is you need a license to be a bus driver, but any lunatic can become a parent.
Ready.
You sure black's right? Bye, doogie.
Bye.
I remember we had a child once, dear.
I believe it was a son.
If memory serves, his vocabulary extended beyond hi and bye.
At least he tolerates us, David.
You remember being 17.
Thought you were on top of the world.
That's the problem.
After 50, all I can do is remember.
Not necessarily true.
Are we necking? I'm necking, you're talking.
Aah, I feel good I knew that I would, now ow, I feel good I knew that I would, now so good so good I got you ow and I feel nice sugar and spice I feel nice sugar and spice so nice so nice 'cause I got you so good so good 'cause I got you so good so good 'cause I got you hey oh, yeah Yes! Kicking butt and saving lives.
Five me five.
Hey! Didn't the last eight hours feel like 15 minutes, curly? Not quite.
I'm buying Wanda a bracelet for our first formal.
Got any plans tonight? I'm hot oil wresting at the pleasure cove.
Have fun.
My shift ends at 8:00.
What time are you greasing up? Good evening, son.
Hi, mom, hi, dad.
The mall was packed.
I can't join you for dinner.
Wanda and I are going to the movies.
I got this incredible tuxedo shirt.
You should see this bracelet I got Wanda.
Yeah, is Wanda there? She can't come to the phone.
May I take a message? This is her boyfriend doogie howser.
Who's this? This is Wanda's uncle.
Oh.
Well, I just need to talk to her for a second.
I'm sorry.
Wanda's mother was killed in a car accident earlier today.
Hi, doogie.
Hi, Mrs.
plenn.
Wanda's coming in a second.
Can I ask you something? Sure.
Here.
I was hoping to get Wanda something special for our formal.
Do you have some ideas? Ooh, as a matter of fact I do.
There's a particular bracelet she's wanted for months now.
She saw it in a magazine.
I was going to give it to her for her birthday.
That's beautiful.
You'll get it for her.
I'll get something else.
It would mean a lot more coming from you.
I'm going to ride with Wanda.
Can I help you? I'm Wanda plenn's boyfriend.
I thought I'd ride with her.
I'm sorry.
This car is for family only.
Mrs.
and Mrs.
green, thank you for coming.
There's coffee and sandwiches inside, help yourself.
Thanks, Wanda.
Wanda is sure holding up well.
She's so much like her mother.
Hey, you, uh, need some help? No, I'm fine.
Thanks.
You sure? Yeah.
Why don't you get something to eat? Hi.
So nice to see you.
Thank you for coming.
Can I get you some more coffee? I love that Lexus.
I wouldn't drive anything else.
Her boyfriend's a doctor.
Thank god he wasn't on call when they brought pat into eastman.
I lost 40 bucks on the raiders last week.
Want to go outside? O.
K.
Vinnie? Are you o.
K.
? I can't believe how weird it is down there.
I mean, it's like a party.
I know.
It's so bizarre.
People were even laughing.
No one's even talking about Mrs.
plenn.
It's like she's on vacation.
How about that guy who asked about the brentwood high football team? Who did he think died Vince lombardi? Couldn't take it down there either, huh? So how's Wanda doing? She won't stop serving coffee long enough to talk to me.
She thinks by keeping busy, she won't have to deal with this.
It's classic denial.
She called yesterday, but didn't want to talk.
She wanted to borrow my black bag for the funeral.
It's just so weird.
Mrs.
plenn was just driving along, minding her own business, yet the grim reaper picked her out of the crowd.
This could happen to any one of us at any moment.
I could be on my way to school or driving home from here.
Maybe I'll walk.
You're not gonna die.
We're all gonna die! You think she thought she was gonna die? It's okay Vinnie.
It was a nice funeral, huh? The flowers were so pretty.
I want lots of flowers at my funeral.
Roses.
Red roses.
I'm not a big fan of daisies.
Doog, you believe in the hereafter? When we're gone, are we really done, or do we come back again? I want a shot at being taller.
I don't know, vin.
When I was sick and thought I'd die, I sure hoped there was something else.
I still wanna believe that.
Thanks.
You don't have to do this.
I can handle it.
Look, Wanda, everyone's gone.
Take a break.
Let's talk for a minute.
Not now.
I've got to finish this up.
My dad took Maggie to aunt Helen's.
He'll be back soon.
I don't want him to deal with this.
We should talk about what happened.
I don't want to talk about it right now, all right? Did you try Mrs.
abbott's carrot cake? It looks like everyone loved it.
Wanda, you can't keep avoiding this.
Don't tell me what I can do, doogie.
Let it out for your own good.
I've had experience with this.
I know how you're feeling.
You don't have a clue how I'm feeling.
You think you know everything because you're a doctor.
I'm just trying to help.
Yeah, like everybody else.
"Oh, Wanda, you must feel so sad.
" "It's o.
K.
, just let it out.
" That's garbage.
I don't feel sad.
She died because she was stupid! We told her to wear her seat belt, but, see, she was wearing her nice new linen dress, and of course, she couldn't get it wrinkled! Wanda Just stay away from me.
You want to know how I feel? I feel cheated because my mom is supposed to be here for me For my wedding, for my graduation, when I have a baby! But now she's gone for no good reason, so don't stand there and tell me you know how I feel, because you still have a mother, and I don't! Vincent.
Morning, Dr.
and Mrs.
h.
Morning, Vinnie.
Doogie here? Nope.
He left in a hurry, and he wasn't real talkative, either.
So what are you still doing here? Well, uh, due to recent events, I haven't exactly been sleeping too good.
I keep thinking that at any moment, I could, you know, poof.
I'm creating a video will.
Seeing you're like a second family to me, would you like to see it? I don't think so.
Of course.
We'd love to.
Make yourselves comfortable.
Hello, this is Vincent delpino speaking to you from the beyond.
I know it's a difficult time, but don't let this be a somber occasion.
I'm hoping you're partying, though if you ladies want to weep and throw yourselves onto my casket, feel free.
I think it's appropriate to say a few words about the dearly departedthat's me.
Vincent Salvatore delpino was born in July of '73 at our lady of perpetual sorrow in queens.
A handsome baby, he weighed6 pounds, 1 ounce soaking wet.
I could fast-forward through this.
An enterprising young man, he started his own businessat the age of 7.
This huge success led to other And now for the part you've all been waiting for My last will and testament, the distribution of my worldly goods.
First, to my family, I leave all my films, which I'm sure willbring in a handsome income.
Every great artist is discovered after they kick.
To Janine Stewart, I leave my enrico caruso records and my queen-size posturepedic, for what might have been, but, of course, never was.
I'm still hoping to amend that section.
To Dr.
and Mrs.
David howser, I bequeath my confirmation photo album, because you said that was the day you were most proud of me.
Everything else I own, I leave to my best friend doogie howser.
I know you're going to miss me, doog, but not as much as I'm going to miss you.
Ahem.
Well, I guess that's it.
So long.
That was very sweet, Vinnie.
Thanks.
Oh, Mrs.
h? Could you give this to doogie? It's a list of things he might want to leave me in case he goes first.
Morning.
How you doing, doog? Fine.
I thought they took you off E.
R.
rounds for now.
They did.
Jack, when paramedics brought in Mrs.
plenn, did they put her in a mast suit? Of course.
Did you put in a chest tube? Yes, I did.
The run sheet says her heart sounds were distant.
That's right.
Were her jugular veins distended? Did you consider a pericardial tamponade? Doogie, I realize she was your girlfriend's mother, but what are you saying? I just don't understand why you wouldn't try a pericardio centesis.
Read the damn run sheet.
The woman had massive brain injuries, her left pupil was blown, and she was herniating.
We were prepping her for surgery.
You let her die on the table! Who do you think you are? I don't have to justify my actions to you.
You've had five days to think about this.
I had 30 seconds! I don't care how young you are, the next time you question my judgment, I'll kick your ass.
Dr.
howser Why wasn't i there? I should have been there! It wouldn't have made any difference.
I don't accept that.
If I was here, I could have saved her.
You're wrong.
The patient died of massive internal injuries minutes after she arrived.
There was nothing anyone could have done.
You can't blame yourself for this.
You have no right to blame Dr.
mcguire.
I could have done something.
We are not gods.
We can't save everyone who comes in here.
The fact is, people die Even those close to us.
Douglas, put aside being a doctor right now.
Stop looking for answers that aren't there.
You have to begin to accept that this was a very personal and painful loss for you.
Go home.
Take some time with this.
You'll know when you're ready to come back.
Fine.
Just tell her I called, all right? Thanks.
What's the matter? This is the fourth time I've called Wanda today.
Her aunt says she's not home, but she is.
What's going on with you two? I've been trying to talk to her, but she cuts me off.
Maybe she wants to be left alone for a while.
I don't think she knows what she wants.
And you do? Yes.
She needs to share her feelings with someone.
She needs to let people help her.
It sounds like that's what you need her to do so you can play the comforting doctor and boyfriend.
This isn't about you, doogie.
It's about Wanda.
I'm just trying to help her.
I don't know what else to do.
Honey, there's nothing you can say or do to make her feel better.
All you can do is be there for her the way she needs you to be there.
Hi.
I was, um Setting the table for dinner tonight, and I set a place for my mom.
I can't i can't believe I did it.
O.
K.
, here we go.
Here, doogie.
How about one of the plenn family? Come on, Patty.
Not now.
I look terrible.
Mom, you look beautiful.
Smile.