Drop Dead Diva s06e09 Episode Script

Hope and Glory

See that aspiring model there? That's me, Deb, until the day I died.
I thought I'd go straight to heaven, but there was a bit of a mix-up, and I woke up in someone else's body.
So now, I'm Jane, a super-busy lawyer with my very own assistant.
I got a new life, a new wardrobe, and the only people who really know what's going on with me are my girlfriend, Stacy, and my guardian angel, Paul.
I used to think everything happened for a reason.
Whoo! Well, I sure hope I was right.
La, la-la, la-la-la-la Previously on Drop Dead Diva So the prosecution has no case.
You win.
A coldblooded murderer will walk.
Nice work, Counselor.
Oh, look, Owen and Grayson are here.
Grayson! Grayson! Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
Please, Grayson.
Oh, my God.
Grayson's young and healthy.
He'll pull through.
He's the strongest guy I know.
The surgeons at this hospital are the best.
Can you hear us? Yeah.
Uh, Grayson's young and healthy.
He's the strongest guy you know, and the surgeons here are the best.
Hey, Jane.
I just heard.
How is he doing? I don't know.
The surgeon said he'd come see us as soon Grayson's out of surgery.
Why is it taking so long? I'm sorry.
It's me.
Uh, it could be the nanny.
Hello? What? God.
It's my dad.
He's been arrested.
Kim, go be with your dad.
Um I'll check in later.
Sweetie, do you need anything? How about some water? I You need water.
I'm gonna go get you some water.
I'll, uh I'll go I'll go help her.
Stacy, are you okay? I can't cry in front of Jane.
I have to be her rock.
Grayson's gonna pull through.
Obviously, I think we should put our engagement announcement on hold.
Of course.
Owen, I love you.
I love you, too.
Hey! Kimmy! Kimmy! That's my daughter.
- You okay? - Yeah, sweetheart, I'm fine.
I'm just fine.
This this is Officer Jenkins.
He's single and has had a disastrous dating history as well, so, you guys got so much in common, I, uh, well, I gave him your number, okay? Fantastic.
I'll take it from here.
Dad, this says you're being charged with public indecency.
- But it's not my fault.
- Yeah? Well, whose fault is it? Howard Johnson's on Main Street, that's whose.
You know, they made the setting by the pool way too romantic.
Low lights, sexy music all very conducive to, uh, intimate activities, if you know what I mean.
And before I know it, police swarm in, arrest me and Courtney.
Who's Courtney? - Oh, there you are! - There she is.
I want to introduce you to my daughter Kim.
Oh, it is so nice to meet you.
You must be Courtney! Aka your new stepmom.
Come again? We tied the knot last night.
Went back to our hotel to celebrate, and one thing led to another, and we were publicly indecent! It was so embarrassing.
It is.
I'm sorry, I I need some air.
Kimmy! Kimmy, come on.
Sweetheart, let's talk.
Fine, dad.
Let's talk.
I know how this looks.
Older man, younger woman, but we're in love.
I see you at least once a week.
I didn't even know you were dating anyone.
Well, actually, we've got you to thank for this relationship.
You kept harping on me about keeping my ticker strong, so I signed up for a spinning class.
She's the instructor.
We hit it off, and the rest is history.
She does know you're broke, right? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
She knows everything.
She's even seen me in bike shorts.
I'm sorry to spring it on you like this, especially since you and I have been getting along pretty well lately.
Well, you're a big boy.
You can do whatever you want.
You angry? Because you seem angry.
Well, that's kind of your natural state anyway.
Can we just deal with your latest criminal charges, please? You can represent Courtney, too? Anything for family.
A fragment of the bullet lodged in Grayson's chest, close to an artery.
We've decided it's too risky to remove.
But he's gonna be okay, right? Well, the next few hours are still critical.
And you should know there could be some memory loss.
Uh, how much memory loss? Every patient's different.
He's gonna be out for a while, but you're welcome to sit with him.
Thank you, Doctor.
- Hey.
- Where am I? Grayson, you're in the hospital.
Do you remember what happened? Yeah.
Uh I was shot.
Yes, you were.
But you're okay now.
Do you remember who I am? - Yeah, of course.
You're Jane Bingum.
- That's right.
Do you remember anything else about me? That we work together.
You're a you're a really good lawyer.
Well, yes.
Yes, I am.
So, you don't recall anything else about me, do you? Uh, nothing comes to mind.
Um, you know what? That's that's fine.
Um, you know, don't don't worry about anything, because you're okay, and that is all that matters.
Yeah, Grayson? I know you're really Deb.
What, can't a guy almost die and have a little fun? I'm gonna kill you.
Your honor, the defendants were discovered fully exposed and engaged in lewd activities in a hotel swimming pool, in clear violation of California penal code 314.
The people are requesting the maximum sentence six months in jail.
Your honor, the alleged incident happened under special circumstances.
It was my clients' wedding night.
Which is what their room is for.
Oh, we did it there, too.
Despite numerous requests from hotel management, the defendants refused to leave the pool.
Eventually, the police had to be called.
They're a passionate couple.
They were merely expressing their love.
While I do not condone Mr.
and Mrs.
Kaswell's behavior, I am sympathetic and, off the record, impressed.
I'm therefore granting a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.
What does that mean? It means if you stay out of legal trouble for six months, this all goes away.
Oh, thank you, Kimmy.
- We'll be on our best behavior.
- Okay.
"Get better real soon.
"We need you in court, and on the court.
" The Legal Beagles? Well, it was my all-lawyer basketball team.
- You okay? - Yeah.
It's just a little sore.
You know, with that bullet fragment inside you, it's gonna be hell getting through airport security.
- Oh, babe, will you turn that up? - Yeah.
I've been following this story toxic fumes from a hot sauce factory.
Pretty interesting.
It is pepper-grinding season for the world-famous Calico Hot Sauce.
But this year, fumes from the factory have caused many to itch, tear and feel downright miserable.
Sixty people have gotten so sick they've been taken to the hospital with breathing problems.
Hold on.
Yeah, Paul? Okay.
Put her through.
Jane Bingum.
Oh, you're at the protest? We're watching that on TV.
Teal shirt and an orange anorak.
Oh! There you are! She can't see you.
Oh, my God.
That's that's terrible.
I'm I'm so sorry.
Her daughter is really sick from the fumes.
She's in the hospital.
At any other time, I would be happy to help, but Jane, take the case.
Uh, could you hold on just one moment? I am not leaving your side.
Big business versus a sick little girl? This is what you do best.
Take the case.
Can you be at my office in an hour? Great.
Excuse me.
Can I help you? Hello, dear.
Oh! I see you've lost the baby weight.
Well, most of it.
It's nice to see you too, Mom.
How is my grandson? He must be what, six, seven weeks old by now? He's five months, and he's just adorable.
I can only imagine.
Because I've only seen him once since you brought him home.
Yes, I know.
You must be too busy with your new husband.
Mario's what, number five? Four.
And speaking of husbands, isn't it time you found one? Why are you here? Look at what I found on your father's Facebook page.
What are you gonna do about that? Mom, dad is an adult.
He can do whatever or whomever he wants.
I could care less about his love life.
I'm talking about the ring.
That ring is mine.
Larry bought it for me on our honeymoon, and I was awarded it in the divorce settlement 23 years ago.
But when it came time to divide up the assets, he claimed it was lost.
Well, apparently, he found it, and he gave it to his teenage bride.
Mom, just leave it alone.
You can get another ring.
It is rightfully mine.
I will call dad, and the three of us can sit down together and sort it out.
Thank you, dear.
No way.
We're not closing our factory.
Rivera, it's just until the exhaust issues can be corrected.
It's pepper-grinding season.
If we don't process our chilies this week, we can't make hot sauce for the whole year.
We'll go broke.
Is that what you want? Well, of course not.
But your fumes are making people sick.
My daughter is in the hospital from breathing the toxic air.
I have a list of 59 other people with similar symptoms.
We've been grinding peppers the same way for the past 12 years.
No one has ever gotten sick.
Until now.
Bingum, before my factory was built, this city was a ghost town.
Every major company either moved to Mexico or shut down.
Now we are the city's largest employer with over 500 employees.
That's wonderful.
But it doesn't negate the fact that your pepper fumes are making people sick! My factory is up to code, and we're in full compliance with state law.
I came here as a courtesy, but I will not shut down.
Rivera, as a courtesy, I invited you here, so you either shut down on your own accord or I will find a way to force you to.
Knock, knock! So, Jane's off to court, so you got me and my muffins.
- Thank you.
- Mmm-hmm.
Do you want me to read to you? I brought some magazines.
Actually, I wanted to talk with you about something.
Oh! I am all ears.
Stacy, can you keep a secret? You know I can.
I never told you that Jane was actually Deb.
Yeah, I have no idea how you kept that to yourself.
It was not easy.
- So tell me your secret.
- Okay.
A few days ago, I bought Jane an engagement ring.
You're going to propose? Yeah.
I originally planned a trip to Laguna Beach.
I was gonna propose, you know, by the water at sunset, and, given what just happened, I I don't want to wait any longer.
I am so happy for you two.
And it's serendipitous, because I am also Never mind.
This is about you and Jane.
- Will you hand me my dopp kit? - Ooh! All right.
Now will you go to my house and bring back the ring? It's in a red box in my desk.
Of course.
You and Jane are getting married! I think I'm gonna cry! But first I'm gonna get your ring.
Airborne toxins are of great concern to the department of toxic-substance control.
So, little lady, what is your offending substance? Hot sauce.
- Hot sauce? - That's right.
See, the fumes from the Calico Hot Sauce pepper grind are toxic.
Bingum, toxic control deals with problems like like chemical spills and poisonous gas.
Blund, 60 people have been sent to the hospital for allergic reactions.
Yes, well, I'm I'm really sorry to hear that, but my department does not consider pepper fumes to be dangerous.
What it is is a nuisance.
Well, thank you very much, because you have been absolutely no help whatsoever.
Wait a minute.
Uh, you said that the pepper fumes are a nuisance? Yes, they are.
Nothing more.
Yeah, I can work with that.
Giving my ring to that floozy.
Ha! Nobody under 60 uses the word "Floozy," lady.
Dad, mom thinks you lied about losing the ring.
Did you? Kimmy, I swear to God, no, I did not lie.
I was cleaning up the apartment a couple years ago He's lying.
He hasn't cleaned anything in his life.
I sent your mother an email saying, "You want the ring, come get it.
" She sends me an email back saying, "I don't want it, and you can burn in hell.
" Well, that's a beautiful story, except not one word of it is true.
Look, if you don't hand over the ring, I am going to sue you, and Kim is going to be my lawyer.
Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Nobody needs a lawyer here.
Is that right? If she's representing anybody, it's gonna be me, sweetheart! Oh, that's a nice try, darling, except that I'm the one who encouraged her to go to law school while you blew her inheritance on a goat farm.
And she's going to be representing me, because she's already defending me on a public indecency charge.
Public indecency? Let me guess.
You ate tuna salad in public.
Okay, you guys just stay here and stay quiet.
- Owen.
I need your help.
- Hey.
Dad, you remember Owen, right? - Hey, Owen! - Hey, Larry.
How you doing? Hey! Pretty good.
Married a 35-year-old spinning instructor.
Oh, good for you.
Yeah, we're having a little family dispute, so I could use your help.
You represent dad.
I'll represent mom.
- I'm all yours.
- Great.
Can we resolve this as soon as possible so we can all get on with our lives? Especially me.
Mmm? - Okay.
- Yeah.
The Calico Hot Sauce factory is a textbook public nuisance.
Therefore, we are asking that the factory be shut down until the Riveras remedy their toxic emissions problem.
According to the California civil code, public nuisance suits are barred if the facility has been in operation for more than three years, which is the case.
The plaintiffs have no legal right to complain now.
Well, that would be true, except the Riveras expanded their factory 10 months ago, nearly doubling its capacity.
Therefore, the clock resets.
Capacity expanded, but so did the exhaust system, to accommodate the increased load.
As a fan of Calico Hot Sauce, it pains me to say this, but I've reviewed the medical complaints, and I agree with Ms.
I'm ordering the factory closed until sufficient corrective measures are implemented to contain the fumes.
Hey! Hello.
Oh! Not that I'm complaining, but, uh, why are we dancing? Can't a guy practice for his own wedding? You're getting married? No.
Stacy and I are engaged.
Don't tell anyone.
- Wow! That's amazing! - Shh! When's the wedding? 'Cause, you know, you could use the practice.
- Really? - Yeah.
I take it back.
Oh, and, uh, Kim called.
You're late for court.
Oh, crap! Crap! Crap! Hey, uh, next time, can I lead? Your honor, my client contends that Mr.
Kaswell's new bride is wearing a ring that belongs to her.
Show the ring, honey.
It was awarded to my client during their divorce settlement.
Item 17.
While that's true, the plaintiff subsequently abandoned said ring, which we contend is now my client's personal property.
As such, he has the right to give it to anyone he chooses.
You're arguing over property from a 23-year-old divorce? Yes.
I'm sorry.
Your honor, excuse me, but I can't seem to find a record of the Kaswells' divorce in the system.
When was the final settlement agreement filed? - Never.
- What? Yeah, your mother wouldn't drive it to court.
Why should I drive? His car had air conditioning.
Anyway, the big spender didn't want to pay the filing fee.
What am I, a rockefeller? Can you imagine having to live with that? Your honor, the divorce settlement was signed by both parties, which constitutes acceptance, so if we can turn this matter over to the court No.
We cannot.
If the final agreement was never filed, their divorce was never official.
You know that, Ms.
You're saying my parents are still legally married? Quite right.
Oh, I'm gonna be sick.
And since you are both subsequently remarried Yeah, some of us age appropriately! Okay.
Since you both have subsequently remarried, you both have committed bigamy, which is punishable by up to a year in prison.
They're not bigamists.
I mean, they clearly don't want to be married to each other.
Take these two into custody.
Are you kidding? They have no respect for the law and no respect for my courtroom.
We're done here.
You should have seen Lily Rivera's face when the judge shut down her factory.
And Dana says her daughter is already feeling better, and so are the others.
- And so am I.
- Oh.
So why don't you close that curtain? In the hospital? Okay.
- Uh! Oh.
- Paul! Sorry.
This just arrived for you at the office.
Oh, my God.
I'm being sued.
I'm just a messenger.
Carry on.
The employees of Calico Hot Sauce are suing me and the firm for tortious interference with contract.
Some of the workers must have been laid off due to the factory closure.
Are they claiming it's your fault? Yeah, and it gets worse.
They say Harrison and Parker represents Calico's number one competitor, Ryder Foods, and that our public nuisance suit was only filed to benefit our pre-existing client.
Damn it! I forgot to run a conflict check.
With everything moving so fast, don't blame yourself.
Grayson, this could bankrupt our firm.
You didn't run a conflict check? What are you, a first year associate? I'm sorry.
Teri usually takes care of that, and she's out on leave, and, you know, I have been the teensiest bit preoccupied ever since ooh, yeah, Grayson was shot! So, please, forgive me, Owen, if a client conflict check happened to slip my mind.
I'm sorry, okay? - I'm very sorry.
- Okay.
Jane, how are you gonna fix this? By demonstrating to the court that our underlying case against Calico Hot Sauce was not merely a hatchet job on behalf of Ryder Foods.
That sounds good, but you're already on shaky ground to begin with.
You described Calico's chili pepper fumes as toxic time bombs.
Those factory workers should be thanking us, not suing us.
They're at ground zero for chili exposure.
How many factory workers got sick? Were any of them hospitalized? Um, I don't know, but here's a list of everyone who went to the hospital.
Wait a minute.
This is a list of all the employees who are suing us.
- Zero overlap.
- What? Okay, every affected person was treated at Saint Catherine's Hospital, which is in the northwestern part of town.
Memorial hospital's closer to the factory.
Okay, uh, maybe maybe maybe the winds blew the fumes in a northwestern direction? No, that pepper cloud blanketed the entire city, which means the physical reactions to the fumes should be evenly dispersed.
Unless Unless? Unless something else is making those people sick.
I always said orange is your color.
And that lipstick certainly isn't yours.
You know, an attitude like that could get you shivved in a place like this.
Have you come here to criticize me? Because if so, arts and crafts starts in 10 minutes, and I'd rather not be late.
Actually, I have good news.
The judge has agreed to drop the bigamy charges and let you and dad out of here.
We just need to execute a new copy of the divorce settlement.
Dad has even agreed to let you keep your ring, so just sign next to his signature and your marriage will be over again.
I don't think so.
I never liked that settlement in the first place.
No, Mom.
You don't understand.
You and dad don't get out of jail until you sign.
No, look, I have a second chance to divorce your father, and I want to make sure I do it right.
Of course, I'm gonna continue to need you to represent me.
Seriously? You've already shut down my family business.
What else could you possibly want from me? Miss Rivera, I want to apologize.
Calico Hot Sauce didn't directly cause the people of Irwindale to get sick.
- But in court you said - I know.
A private lab tested my client's daughter's blood, and she's positive for MBTE.
It's a gasoline additive that California banned 10 years ago.
And you think it's this MBTE that's causing the itchy eyes and the breathing problems? Not exactly.
Please please take a seat.
Unfortunately, that is still your pepper fumes.
See, MBTE weakens the immune system so people are more sensitive to the pepper fumes.
You mentioned earlier a number of local factories that closed during the recession.
Were any of them gas or oil companies? There was a company called Exvium Chemical a couple miles northwest of my factory.
That's exactly where people are getting sick.
- Well, can you explain all this to the judge? - No.
See, even though this is not your fault, the court won't let you operate because the pepper fumes would still negatively affect the residents that have been exposed to MBTE.
If I don't get my factory back online by the end of the week, I'll be declaring bankruptcy.
That will devastate this community.
I will do everything I can to make sure that that doesn't happen.
Rita, you're just being spiteful! I just want what is mine Alimony? You've been married three times since me! I think what my client is trying to say is that under California law, alimony obligations expire upon remarriage.
Yes, except, according to the judge, none of my client's subsequent marriages are valid, since she was never legally divorced from your client.
Fork it over, Larry.
Even if I was loaded, you wouldn't get a dime.
In that case, I think we're gonna be here a little bit longer.
I sure hope your floozy doesn't get lonely without you.
Are you sleeping? Okay.
Whoa! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot.
Oh, my oh, my I'm getting married! Grayson proposed? Well, not exactly, but in his hospital room, while he was asleep, I found an engagement ring.
Yay! So exciting! I know, right? Hey, Stace, how come you don't sound more surprised? Oh, my God, you totally knew! Grayson kind of asked me to get the ring for him from his house.
Sorry I didn't say anything.
No, of course you couldn't say anything.
Even though you really should have.
I mean, we don't keep secrets like that from each other.
But you wouldn't have wanted to ruin the surprise, so I totally forgive you! But don't hide anything from me again, okay? Jane, funny thing.
Um, there's something else I haven't told you.
Owen and I are engaged, too.
I'm so happy for you, Stace.
Thank you.
I didn't want to say anything until Grayson was feeling better.
- Can you believe this? - Mmm-mmm.
I mean, we're both getting married.
Ooh! Hold on.
It is exactly what we thought it would be in high school, except, you know, you switching bodies and me being pregnant.
That's true.
Grayson asked you to bring the ring to the hospital? Mmm-hmm.
He was being all "Carpet diem.
" Not wanting to wait another moment.
Stace, Grayson gets released from the hospital tomorrow afternoon, so he must be planning to propose to me when I pick him up.
He is! He told me so! Oh, my God! Yay! Kim, we need to talk.
What's up? Well, before your parents got hit with the bigamy charge, I, uh, had a computer forensics expert go through your dad's email to verify that he had offered the ring to your mom.
Well the expert came up with this email exchange from three years ago.
Larry Kaswell.
"I found your damn ring.
Come and get it.
" Rita.
"Why would I want anything from you? "And by the way, you can burn in hell.
" Your dad was telling the truth the whole time.
I'm a grown woman, and my parents still drive me insane.
Join the club, Kim.
But for what it's worth uh, my mom passed away suddenly six years ago.
I'm so sorry.
I didn't We hadn't talked in months.
She, uh she annoyed and embarrassed me.
And I always thought that we would make up at some point.
It never happened.
Just Uh, I guess what I'm what I'm trying to say is, uh You want me to cut my mom some slack.
I want you to do whatever you want.
If you'll excuse me, I have to go have a word with my client.
Of course.
Good luck.
Thank you.
How's it going, Boss? Uh, not now, Paul.
I'm busy.
Hey, when Teri asked me to fill in for her, she told me to check in on you periodically, so, whatcha doing? Seriously, really busy.
I can help.
How? You said so yourself you can't even make toast.
Well, that's true.
But before Teri left, she taught me how to do legal research.
Come on.
Give me a shot.
Just think of me as your new sassy assistant.
If it helps, I can wear a vest and manly trousers.
All right.
Pull all permits, inspection reports, and complaints for Exvium Chemical, and be thorough.
I need absolutely everything.
- I'm on it.
- Thank you.
And please make an appointment for my manicure.
- French tips? - Yeah, that'll be perfect.
You have time to get your nails done? There's always time to get your nails done.
What's up? I have good news and bad news.
Exvium Chemical declared chapter That better be the bad news.
How can I make them clean up a toxic spill if they don't exist anymore? The good news is you might have some luck with the folks who took control of the property.
Uh, yes, toxic control took possession of the Exvium Chemical plant after the company went belly-up.
I'm glad to hear it, because I've discovered that Calico Hot Sauce is not the real culprit in Irwindale.
Rather, it's MBTE, found at the Exvium plant.
Here are my findings.
Oh, well, thank you for bringing this to my attention.
You are more than welcome.
So, let's let's call the crew and start the clean-up.
Yeah, well, it could take a year, or possibly more.
Contaminated groundwater is causing life-threatening illnesses now, and until it is cleaned up, people will continue to get sick.
Bingum, I totally understand.
Really, I do.
But we have other priorities here.
You know what? In that case, we're suing you, under the comprehensive environmental response.
Compensation, and liability act.
As a state agency, toxic control enjoys immunity from such suits pursuant to the eleventh circuit's ruling in US vs.
fleet factors.
Now, please, show yourself out.
Do you mind explaining to me why you've put us all through hell over a ring that you knew wasn't even yours? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Now these emails prove nothing.
Actually, they prove everything.
Mom, are you just trying to punish dad for marrying a younger woman? I have no interest in punishing your father, though Lord knows he deserves it.
But, you know, frankly, I'm not surprised that you take his side in this.
What are you talking about? You asked him to move in with you for three months after Noah was born.
You're mad at me for inviting dad to move in with me? When you were a kid, I was there, he was gone.
Yet today, he gets to enjoy a relationship with your son, and I'm stuck out in Siberia.
Mom, if you want to be involved in Noah's life, all you have to do is ask.
A mother shouldn't have to ask.
A mother shouldn't be so obstinate.
Well, now you know where you get it from.
Mom, I was angry at dad for a long time, but he's changed.
He's trying to be a good father and grandfather, so I'm I'm trying to be a good daughter, for my sake and for Noah's.
I know what a good job you did raising me.
Now that I'm a mom myself, I appreciate you more than ever.
You do? Of course I do.
You may be nuts, but I still love you.
Come on.
You have a mani-pedi at 3:00 with Olivia.
How was your meeting with toxic control? Not good.
I did my research on Exvium Chemical.
Well, it doesn't matter anymore.
I can't hold them accountable.
Oh, good, because I combed through every database.
I went through boxes, I googled, I did everything Teri taught me to do, except order a steak dinner and charge it to the firm.
I couldn't find any complaints against the company.
What is this? Just a temporary permit issued by toxic control to Exvium Chemical in 1984.
Like I said, I went through everything, but it's not relevant.
Where are the subsequent permits? This is only active for six months.
I'm sorry, I couldn't find anything else.
Well, someone hasn't been doing their job.
Jane, if there was anything else out there, I would have found it.
Teri was a very thorough and slightly abusive teacher.
I'm not talking about you.
I am talking about toxic control.
They've been very, very bad.
And that's very, very good? Paul thank you.
Your honor, we ask that you compel toxic control to clean up the former Exvium Chemical site and order the agency to provide fresh water to the people of Irwindale until the MBTE contamination is eliminated.
As Mr.
Blund has already told Ms.
Bingum, government has immunity.
Oh, there's an exception to that immunity.
Oh, here it is.
"The immunity shall not apply to the state "where it has contributed "to the release of hazardous substances.
" The department of toxic control has certainly contributed to this problem.
Isn't that right? No, we merely took control after Exvium Chemical abandoned the property.
Come on.
Your department didn't inherit this problem.
In a very real sense, you caused it.
Please explain, Ms.
In 1984, toxic control inspected the recently built Exvium Chemical facility and granted a temporary permit.
Now, the original inspector was supposed to return six months later to re-inspect.
Well, guess what.
He didn't return.
In fact, he never returned.
So, for almost 20 years, the chemical plant operated under that expired temporary permit.
Nevertheless, the chemical spill was not our fault.
That's where you're wrong.
If toxic control had fulfilled its regulatory duties, the MBTE spill would have been caught and the chemical never would have leaked into the water table.
Blund, anything you want to add before I make my ruling? I'm gonna need to study the situation and get back to the court.
You honor, I have a copy of the temporary permit from 1984.
And guess whose signature is on it.
Now, I'll give you a hint.
He's in the courtroom, and his initials are "George Blund.
" Care to explain why you never returned? At this time, I wish to plead the fifth.
Based on Mr.
Blund's deliberate failure to inspect the facility, I can only assume that he was subject to some sort of bribe.
So I shared my theory with the DA's office, and they agreed.
Turns out, they're looking into criminal charges as we speak.
Okay, here's what's gonna happen.
I'm ordering toxic control to clean up the Exvium site and provide fresh water for all affected residents until the site meets EPA standards.
Your honor, with fresh water, the residents are no longer exposed to MBTE.
Thus, I'm asking you to lift the injunction against Calico Hot Sauce and reopen the factory.
So ordered.
And I call dibs on the first bottle.
Look who's back from the park! - Hi, guys! - Hey! - We played in the sand, went down the slide.
- Aw.
Yeah, little Noah even made himself a new friend.
- Really? - A cute little three month old.
Yeah, he likes younger women, too.
Uh, look, Dad, Courtney.
I owe you an apology for the way I reacted to your big news.
I'm sorry.
Oh, honey, I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner.
And truth be known, I I was just nervous on how you'd react.
Well, I thought we had plans for just a quiet family dinner the three of us.
What the hell are they doing here? They are just bringing Noah back from the park.
Oh! I see.
Well, you can go now.
Mom, if you want to be a part of Noah's life, then you and dad are gonna have to learn how to get along.
Yeah, look, Rita, for the baby.
Come on.
That's a boy.
Come on, go to grandma here.
That's it.
Let's put the past behind us, where it belongs.
What do you say? Okay, look I'm sorry that I made you spend extra time in jail.
Well, it's all right.
I probably deserved it.
Oh, by the way, uh, Noah's got a little gift for you there, Grandma.
Oh! Well, we got to be going.
I was thinking.
Since Jane is bringing home Grayson tonight, we don't need to keep our engagement a secret anymore.
Well, yeah.
That's true.
I mean, no reason to hold back.
Okay, I have one thing to confess.
I kind of told Jane.
I thought we agreed to keep it quiet.
Well, she's my best friend.
I'm sorry.
Are you mad? I told Paul.
You did? And Kim.
And Grayson.
And the UPS guy.
And some people I met on the elevator.
- I don't even know who they were.
- Owen! Marrying you is gonna be the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
I was crazy to think I could keep it to myself.
Are we all set? - Yes, we are.
- Okay.
Thank you.
- Oh, would you mind doing me a favor? - Sure.
My boyfriend is gonna propose, and I'm not supposed to know about it but I would love a photo to capture the happiest moment of my life.
Of course.
Thank you.
Follow me.
Code blue, room 305.
Prepare to intubate.
I need 12 French tubes and Grayson.
Ma'am, please wait outside.
Give him an amp of epi and continue fluids wide open.
What's happening? The bullet fragment embolized and blocked the pulmonary artery.
Any rhythm? He's in V-fib.
All right.
Put the pads on now.
Roll him towards me once the pads are on.
One, two, three.
No sinus rhythm.
All right.
Charging the 360.
All clear? Clear.
- V-fib.
- Use them again.
Charging to 360.
All clear? - Clear.
- Shock.
Still in V-fib.
Charging the 360.
All clear? - Clear.
- Shock.
Check for pulse.
No pulse.
I'm calling it.
Time of death 5:17 PM.
Uh, let's give her a moment.

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