Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) s03e21 Episode Script

Sons of the Desert

We're in Daytona beach where spring break is in full swing.
Swing this.
This sleepy Florida resort plays host to These kids are of one mind Surf, sun, and sybaritic pleasure.
What does "sybaritic" mean? Sensual, voluptuous, self-indulgent living.
Well, thank you, Mr.
roget.
Competition this year is pretty intense.
Oh, good gracious.
To someone from the outside, someone who didn't know what a truly centered human being you are, you could appear to be jealous.
Calm yourself.
You can have a lot of fun right here in Southern California.
With who? You? What should I do, hang around E.
R.
And watch urine dripping through a bag? Get real, howser.
Janine still in sacramento? Just for my whole break.
Granny Stewart gets pneumonia, so Janine rushes up there.
She couldn't get sick at Christmas? How inconsiderate of that elderly, bedridden woman.
Tawny little.
We're at the three bunch palms hotel, where the mood this year Palm Springs is practically at our doorstep.
They're having the time of their lives.
Yay! Yay! What? What's the matter? Hi, mom! Hi, mom! Whoo! Whoo! Aah! Aah! No.
Come on.
Janine, you jezebel! - Watch his leg.
- I got it.
What do we got? versus a 16-Wheeler.
Get him into "a.
" Truck hit him from behind, then rolled over his legs.
Severe compound fractures bilaterally.
Vascular injuries on both sides.
Name? Mark.
Alert the O.
R.
page the orthopedic resident and the trauma surgical team.
His breathing's o.
K.
B.
P.
Is 70 over 40.
Put a line in that arm for the usual labs.
Set up a line on that line.
Here's the lavage setup.
We're ready to start.
Get me another Give me the catheter.
Here you are.
See if you can get a trace.
Where the hell is the trauma team? Pulse 110.
What do we got? Major crush injuries to both lower extremities.
Blunt abdominal trauma.
I put in a peritoneal lavage.
B.
P.
80 over 40, pulse 100 We're typing and crossing.
We've alerted the O.
R.
Tell the O.
R.
we're on our way down.
I want you to scrub with me.
I'm only the E.
R.
resident.
Get somebody to fill in for you.
Nice repair of the common bile duct and liver laceration.
Colostomy looks healthy.
Pelvic fracture's stabilized.
Bilateral amputation.
Hey, we saved both knees.
We done good.
What's your experience with injuries like this? He's young.
He's an athlete.
Provided he makes it through this post-op period, he has an excellent prognosis.
Have you decided what you're specializing in yet? I was thinking about pediatrics.
You'd be wasted.
It takes a combination of nerve and skill to perform in trauma situations.
You've got the gift.
When the time comes, I'm going to recommend you for a trauma fellowship, then you can hook up with me.
I'm going to go see the mother.
Hey.
I'd rather talk to her about wheelchairs than coffins.
Think about my offer.
It's an exciting opportunity, doogie.
Dr.
angelis is one of the top surgeons in his field.
Yeah.
But if I did such a great job, how come I feel so lousy? That kid's waking up now.
He's had a colostomy.
He's going to look down and see that his legs are gone.
What if he has a girlfriend? What if he doesn't? How will he deal with this? Maybe the question is, how will you deal with patients like this? I'm not sure.
But if Dr.
angelis is right and I have a gift, isn't it wrong to walk away from this? Maybe.
But maybe that's not your only gift.
I honestly don't know what to tell you, son.
I can't believe this.
Has the wisdom well run dry? You look tired.
Come on.
Get some rest.
Oh, doog.
Thank god it's you.
Where's your Hawaiian shirt with the turquoise mahi mahi? What are you doing? I'm going to palm Springs.
You got the best selection of tropical-wear in town.
If you're going to palm Springs to pursue a vendetta against Janine Oh, please.
Give me some credit.
I'm going to palm Springs for the culture.
If I run into Janine at the three bunch palms hotel, located at 37 palm canyon drive, I'll rip her eyes out.
You can go to palm Springs if you want, but my wardrobe stays here.
You're invited to come along.
Come on.
Crowds of oversexed teenagers flaunting their bodies, wild days, Wilder nights, desert living at its finest.
Why would I want that? Son If you've really forgotten why, you definitely need to go.
God, I love palm Springs.
Sun, palm trees No Springs, though.
You ever seen any Springs? What are you doing? It's vacation, vin.
I'm relaxing, catching rays, drinking out of those coconuts with little umbrellas in it.
What about my mission? Go for it.
Just stay out of my sun.
You'll never find Janine.
There's a thousand kids at this place.
No! I just did my nails! I'd know that whine anywhere.
Oh, lambcake! You can't hide forever.
Sooner or later, you'll have to face the wrath of delpino.
How long can the average hussy hold her breath? That's about it.
Vinnie! Don't start.
You were being flung about by men wearing speedos.
How did you find me? You were on the news.
I was on TV? Yeah.
Sans granny.
Who are you here with? Nobody.
My girlfriend Sheila.
You're always breathing down my neck.
It's like being under house arrest.
That's no excuse for lying.
You never would've let me come.
I let you do whatever you want.
Don't I, doog? Leave me out of this.
Do I need his permission? Leave me out of this.
Other people compete to spend time with me, don't they? Well, no.
Leave me out of this.
What's good for the goose is damn good for the gander.
Party till you drop, but hear my words, Janine.
I'll party harder.
I'll drop first.
Fine.
See if I care.
See if I care if you care.
Squirt.
Great.
I've bonded with lunatics.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Are you all right? I'm fine.
I'm used to guys jumping into my Lane and trying to pick me up.
I was that obvious? Well, yeah.
I like the splashing water in the face unique.
Thanks.
It was kind of a last-minute thing.
Doogie howser.
Hi.
Karen wolf.
Have you been here long? No.
We just got in this morning.
We need two more for volleyball.
Shirts and skins.
You and you.
Thanks, but volleyball really isn't my game.
All right, well, uh, it's nice meeting you.
A bunch of us hang out at a dance club, nat's.
Maybe I'll see you there tonight.
O.
K.
See ya.
Is this for real, or is it just another dream? Just a dream is this for real, or is it just another dream? Just a dream is this for real, or is it just another dream? Just a dream is this for real, or is it just another dream? Just a dream just a dream Hey! This must be killing Janine, huh? Like a knife to the heart.
But she looks like she's having too much fun.
Hey, maybe I ought to mambo.
Vinnie, for your sake, for everyone's sake, please, please do not mambo.
All right.
O.
K.
O.
K.
Hey, I thought you'd never make it over here.
You want to dance? Took you long enough.
I'll try not to roll over your feet.
Unless you don't want to.
No.
No, it's it's fine.
Just a little crowded out there.
Oh, don't worry.
I'll make room.
Bringin' it to the entire nation black, white, red, brown, feel the vibrations come on, come on feel it, feel it feel the vibration it's such a good vibration it's such a sweet sensation it's such a good vibration it's such a sweet sensation the vibration's good like sunkist made me want to know who done this Marky Mark, and I'm here to move you rhyme and groove you, and I'm here to prove to you Hi, Karen.
Do you mind if I cut in? Um Ye fine, fine.
Just save another dance for me, all right? O.
K.
Feel the vibration it's such a good vibration it's such a sweet sensation it's such a good vibration it's such a sweet sensation Whoa! Whoo! Oww! Whoo! Yeah! All right! Look at him just a shadow of his former self.
Only moments ago, he was so full of life.
What a shame.
I got first dibs on his waffles.
It's not that easy pretending to have fun.
It's exhausting.
Hey, you think Janine noticed? Probably.
Several people commented that your movements created a wind tunnel effect.
Compliments of the lady.
She says to tell you it's a short stack.
Ho ho! Very clever, Janine.
A little flapjack humor at my expense.
After they go out to graze, they always return to the barn.
Excuse me.
He's a master of the farming metaphor.
Oh.
Ohh.
I'm sorry I lied to you.
It's o.
K.
, Janine.
It's an obvious case of temporary insanity.
Hey, a time-honored spring break tradition.
I'm willing to forget all about this if you are.
I want to forget it, but I'm not sure why I had to do it.
Vinnie, don't you ever think about other women? Well, I mean, at night.
It's a guy thing.
Isn't it? Oh.
You know, Vinnie, we're only 18.
That's pretty young.
I mean, it feels old to us 'cause we're only 18, but I can't imagine not going with you.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Maybe we both need a little more Independence.
Yeah.
Independence.
April is the cruelest month, huh? Yeah.
So What do we do now? Why don't we just eat our pancakes? You can say you love me and I'll believe that's true trusting you is easy 'cause I believe in you there is nothin' I would miss as long as we're in love like this all I have to Oh, I am starving.
Yeah, me, too.
How'd it happen? Shark attack.
I'm kidding.
A surfing accident.
I was 16.
How'd you ever handle it? If it was me I told them to let me die.
So what changed? I mean, look at you now.
Well, about three months after it happened, I remember this one morning, I was really chewing out this intern.
I was screaming, throwing things, the usual.
Anyway, I was so into my standard rant, I didn't even notice he must have left, and I was screaming to an empty room.
And I heard myself.
And I sounded pathetic.
And I suddenly thought to myself, is this what you're going to do for the rest of your life, be a professional victim? That wasn't me.
The doctors gave me something priceless.
They gave me a second chance.
But what I realized was, the rest was up to me.
It still is.
I hear you're a great doctor, howser.
Maybe it would have been better for me if you weren't such a hot shot.
You'll be fine, mark.
What do I have to look forward to? Another month here and two months of rehab, and for what? But hey, that's not your problem.
I'll see you later, mark.
If you need me sooner, a nurse can get me.
I take it you're done.
If it wasn't for patients like you, I'd be out of a job.
I'll get the tools of my trade.
If there's anything else you want to throw, do it before my break.
O.
K.
Later.
You handled that great.
I've had worse things thrown at me.
Guy had a tough break.
But everybody's got some sort of tough break.
Except maybe you.
Ooh! Ha ha! Hey.
We're not supposed to be in here.
What if we get caught? Don't worry, sweetheart.
I'll take the rap.
Will you wait for me to get out of the joint? Not a chance.
Whoa.
It seems like I've stumbled onto a private moment here.
Should I do the decent thing and turn the camera off? I don't think so.
Hotel security.
What are you doing, boy?