ER s13e21 Episode Script

I Don't

[MAN SPEAKING OVER TV] Oh, man, what you swinging at? We're closed.
Yeah, I work here.
Then you ought to know the ER is shut down until further notice.
I'm an R3.
I left something in my locker.
You mind? Go on.
You might need this.
[OPENS LOCKER] [KNOCK ON DOOR] Yeah, just a second.
GATES: Come on, Mayday, we're gonna miss the canapés.
- What are you doing here? - I thought we'd go together.
Or not.
You look, uh Wow.
Listen, I know things have been a bit crazy with me.
- And our relationship is undefined, but - Yeah, we should talk.
Yeah, maybe I don't know, maybe we could talk at dinner? Yeah.
Uh Let me just get my stuff.
[SIRENS APPROACHING] Why are we here so early? Well, I'm the chief.
I thought I should be here first.
Were the chief.
Well, consider this my last official act.
The department dinner is here? Yup.
Haven't been in a neighborhood like this since I tried to score crack.
[ELEVATOR WHIRRING] ABBY: Budget cuts are getting serious.
- Come on, it's different.
ABBY: That's for sure.
See this? Pretty cool, huh? Is this a restaurant? No, no, it's a rental space.
- A patient told me about it.
- Oh.
And was she, by any chance, a porn star? - He is a music producer.
- Oh.
So it is a drug den.
Since when did these things get so formal? - It's fun, people like to dress up - Good evening.
Kovac, Dr.
Bobeck's in back and she needs you to make a decision about the centerpieces.
- Hi.
Big night, huh? - Hi.
What's he talking about? Hope is here.
She helped set everything up.
What do you mean, "helped set everything up"? What do you think? [GASPS] Yay, yay, yay! - A wedding.
GIRL: You the bride? - Nope.
HOPE: Sophie, her dad's the caterer.
- No.
- She's your flower girl.
- Like hell.
You're kidding me, right? You gotta be kidding me.
KOVAC: Can we just please talk? - How do I get out of here? You're just nervous.
It saves you the stress.
- Do you think I look unstressed? - The cake's coming up.
- Where you want it? - Check with Hope.
How could you imagine I'd wanna do it like this? Planning was freaking you.
It's ripping off a Band-Aid.
Oh, man, you really know how to melt a girl's heart.
KOVAC: This is something we both want.
- Oh Luka, it's crazy.
- We can do something for families later.
- Tonight is for us.
- Yeah, and a bunch of people from work? - Our friends.
- What about the food, the music? It's like getting married in a Meat Loaf video.
- I took care of everything, Hope helped.
- It's like a labyrinth.
Hey, hey, hey.
I love you, you love me.
Let's make it forever.
Let's get married.
[WHOOPING] ER rocks.
TIMMY: Party like New Year's in Mozambique.
JARVIK: Looks like somebody already started.
Which way is the bar? - Back there.
MARQUEZ: I hope they got margaritas.
DAWN: I need me an apple martini, something strong and stiff.
CRENSHAW: I'll race you to that martini.
DAWN: Oh, there's the bar.
- Luka - Give me 10 minutes.
Hey, hey, 10 minutes.
Let me show you what I've done.
If you don't like it, I'll take you home.
I promise.
Come on.
[CHUCKLES] One foot after the other.
RAY: Looks like a Victoria's Secret ad.
- Oh, it's so pretty.
I love the way ER people do things.
Is something going on we don't know about? No, you guy Hi.
- Not there.
PRATT: Hope HOPE: I'm gonna set you up here.
- Morris.
What's the deal, bro? What's going on? Well, tonight is the night.
What are you talking about? Abby and Luka, they're getting married.
- You were right.
- I told you.
Abby and Luka is getting married.
- Seriously? - Dr.
Kovac and Dr.
Lockhart? - Yes, siree.
- That is so dope.
- A surprise wedding, how novel.
- Doesn't sound like Lockhart.
- Does Abby know? HOPE: It's awesome, isn't it? We're just running a bit behind.
We've hit an itty-bitty snag.
- Do you need help? - No, thanks.
- Small case of cold feet.
- It's a logistical issue.
We will be sealing this deal within the hour.
Excuse me.
I know what you think.
That this is a manipulation that makes me question our relationship? Maybe it's a symbol of how much I love you.
How well I know you, how deeply we're meant to be together.
[SIGHS] Jeez.
- What kind of ring do you think I got? - I have no idea what kind of It's not bad.
I don't wanna ruin the surprise but there will be no Celine Dion, Air Supply, boy bands.
- Not even Menudo? - The food is international.
- Name the country, we got it.
- What am I gonna wear? - I'm supposed to wear this? - You mentioned it.
I was half asleep and you were flipping through a magazine.
You thought I wasn't paying any attention.
That's not gonna fit.
- Hope sized it off your other things.
- Hope, Hope, Hope.
Her cousin's a tailor.
She's got him on standby if it needs any adjustments.
[SIGHS] Croatian sensation pulls a rabbit out of the hat.
I just wanted to make the wedding that I thought was gonna make you happy.
- Ha.
- Oh, no, don't say no.
Not now, not after everything.
It's too weird.
It's too sudden.
You just wanna just do it on the spur of the moment like this? If there was ever anything that was not rushed into it's you and me promising to be together forever.
[SIGHS] [PRATT CHUCKLES] You know, Ray Thank you.
- Weddings are great opportunities for guys like us.
Weakens a woman's defenses.
You ever think about settling down? - Sometimes, I guess.
- Hmm.
You? - Me? Ha-ha-ha.
- Mm-hm.
No, never.
- Lf I did, I would never admit it.
GATES: Hi, guys.
[CHUCKLING, CHATTERING] Well, the bar's right there.
GATES: Yeah, but, you know, I said more half.
Bartender, give my friend another.
The energy is sagging.
Do something.
Here, have a drink.
Timing, momentum, flow, they're crucial to an event like this.
Calm down, everybody's having a good time.
It is sagging, damn it.
- Lapel, lapel, lapel.
- Don't tell me to calm down.
- Thank you.
Okay, this is easy.
- I'm sorry.
MORRIS: Excuse me, do you have a playlist that I can see? [SINGING "DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART"] HOPE [SINGING]: Bum-bum-bum-bum Look, it's sweet, it really is, and I love that you did it.
But this should be something that we plan together.
Something we both want.
- What else do you want? I'll get it.
- Luka We could put this off forever.
Always gonna be reason not to do it.
We want it, we deserve it.
So let's stop stalling and dive in the ocean.
Jump into the pool.
- It's been seven years, Abby.
- I know how long it's been.
[SINGING CONTINUES] - Look, I just - Hey, let's just do this one thing.
That's fast and easy and right.
Let's get married, right here, right now, tonight.
And what about Joe? We can't get married without Joe.
My secret weapon.
[CHUCKLES SOFTLY] Save the best for last, huh? [FOOTSTEPS] NEELA: This is pretty kooky, huh? Them getting married like this.
RAY: Yeah, it's pretty kooky.
- How's it going down there? - Oh, they're getting ready.
What's this? RAY: It's for you.
I know, I started doing a little bit of recording again on my own.
It's got some songs I've been working on.
Really? That's great.
There's one about you that you'll have to figure out.
Plus a few others I burned.
Some songs we used to listen to when we were roommates.
I'm sorry, Ray.
About what? I thought I was coming alone, and he just turned up.
I didn't know what to do.
No offense but not knowing what to do has become your baseline.
This isn't easy for me, Ray.
I've had a pretty hard time ever since Losing Michael.
- I still haven't quite - Yeah, I know.
I mean, Tony was new.
There's no history.
Didn't make me think about things from before.
Maybe I rushed into it because it made moving on easier.
So I feel like history to you? Well, I couldn't separate you from Michael.
I couldn't be with you and not feel guilty.
What about now? Now? I'm not sure all that matters anymore.
Meaning? [FOOTSTEPS] HOPE: Ah! There you guys are.
Neela, Abby needs to see you before the ceremony, come on.
- I gotta go.
- Okay.
[DOOR OPENS] - This is so nutty.
- Tell me about it.
- It's great, everyone's so excited.
- I have to ask you a question.
What do you need? Something borrowed, something blue? Chuny has a scarf, it's aqua, but might do the trick.
Can you just sit down for a second? Sit down.
First, I know this has been a really rough year for you.
And I don't think I have been around as much as I should.
- And I feel bad about that.
- Oh, you don't have to.
But you have always been a great friend to me, so So I was wondering if you didn't mind, do you think you could lead and stand up there with me when we do this? You mean, like be a maid of honor? Well, I hate to put that kind of conventional term on it but yes.
I'd be honored.
Thank you.
[SNIFFLES] Your first job is to figure out how I put these in my hair.
- Hair? - Yeah.
It's a Croatian thing, I don't know.
They belong to Luka's mother.
[SNIFFLES] Okay, stop it, don't start now.
I know.
[CHUCKLING] - There he is, dead man walking.
- Ha-ha.
Very funny.
You're not getting cold feet, are you? I could find a back way out of here.
I'll have you at a gentlemen's club in under 20 minutes.
Pratt [CHUCKLING] I'm just teasing you, man.
So Hope said you wanted to talk to me, said it was important.
We've had our moments, Pratt.
And I haven't always liked the things you've done or the way you've done them, but I've always respected your reasons.
I had to supervise you which wasn't always easy for either of us.
But I think we've managed to reach a place where at the end of the day we're also friends.
Yeah, I feel the same way.
Would you stand up for me? [CHUCKLES] Wait, you mean, like? Heh.
Be my best man.
Anytime, anyplace.
[SHAKING, SLAPPING HANDS] - Don't lose that.
- No.
It's go time, my brother, are you ready? Because it's go time.
Let's do it.
[ELEGANT TUNE PLAYING] MORRIS: Oh Your tie's crooked.
- Let me fix that.
- I'm fine.
- Leave me alone, stop pointing that MORRIS: Okay, sorry, I'm just emotional.
I'm emotional.
HOPE: Everything's good, everything's under control.
- There's just one minor change.
- Change? The justice of the peace couldn't make it.
- Someone else is doing the ceremony? - Very experienced.
It will be lovely.
Okay, go.
Go, go, go.
[SIGHING] - Ready? - No.
- She'll be fine.
- Take this.
- I don't - You wanna make Sophie cry? I'm sorry, but I'm really not ready.
Why do you have to be a whiner? - Why do you have to be a crybaby? - Okay, sweetie.
Come on.
ABBY: No, no.
Just don't [LIGHT LAUGHTER] Welcome.
I understand from my notes, "Luka and Abigail" Um It's Abby.
- Have no patience for the normal rituals, which I find a little meshuga.
But, hey, if that's how you want it, we'll get right to it.
Today, you become a man.
No, sorry, bar mitzvah this morning.
[CROWD CHUCKLING] Kid was such a schnook.
Marriage is an important step, a great responsibility.
Uh A coming together of souls.
Yada, yada.
Yada, yada.
Any readings? No, no, no.
RABBl: No readings? Oh.
Come on, readings are a nice touch, classy.
- I've got one.
- You do? - Yeah, it's a Punjabi tradition.
NEELA: Um [SPEAKING IN PUNJABl] ABBY: That's beautiful.
NEELA: Thank you.
What is it? It's about love, faith and devotion.
It's kind of a blessing.
Next thing.
Any ex-Iovers wanna say something about why these two shouldn't be married? - Okay, moving on.
- Okay.
- Vows.
- No vows.
Can you just skip ahead to the l-now-pronounce-you thing? No vows? You have vows? Be my wife.
I offer myself with all my faults and strengths.
We'll help each other when we need help and work together to raise our son.
I choose you as the person I will love and honor for the rest of my days.
RABBl: Abigail? [QUIETLY] Well, it's not really fair, because you got to practice.
RABBl: Abigail.
Abigail? - It's not fair, because he got to [LOUDER] It's Abby.
Um Well, okay.
[SNIFFLES] First of all First of all, I love you.
I do.
And you've helped me through a lot.
And we got here together with a beautiful little boy.
And I was thinking of a poem before, actually.
Before, when I was getting ready.
And I think it starts: I carry your heart in my heart I am never without it Anywhere I go, you go [LAUGHS] I'm probably messing the whole thing up but I think the end goes: And this is the wonder That keeps the stars apart I carry your heart I carry it in my heart So I guess what I'm saying is let's just try to love each other and persevere.
For two people who wanna cut to the chase you sure know how to go on.
[CHUCKLING] By the power vested in me by Cook County and the state of Illinois I hereby pronounce you husband and wife.
Step on the glass and kiss that girl.
Attention, please.
Shut up.
I have been asked to kick off [MUSIC STOPS] the party portion of tonight's festivities.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] Thank you, thank you.
And I'd just like to say that this is clearly a marriage made at County.
Because if we worked at Northwestern or Rush there'd be better food and a lot more booze.
[LAUGHTER] The top shelf stuff, right, Lucien? Relax, big guy.
[LAUGHTER] Hey, you know, I'm not saying that Kovac is cheap but he did try to get Murray, the roach-coach guy to cater this thing.
[LAUGHTER AND GROANS] Anyway, the kids have rested up and are ready for their first dance.
So I give you Abby Lockhart, Luka Kovac, married couple.
What you said, it really added an ethnic spice to the ceremony.
I was just trying to do my part.
What did it mean? Uh I wasn't really prepared.
Don't be so modest, you were great.
Oh, it meant: " I went to the market to buy some meat but the butcher wasn't there, so I got fish instead.
" It was the only Punjabi I could come up with in a pinch.
Let's just keep that between ourselves.
Stevie Wonder, huh? I told you, I hear everything you say.
I know, sweetie.
Just try to go to sleep, if you need me or just wanna talk to me, call me, okay? It doesn't matter what time, just call me and I'll be here, all right? Okay.
I love you too.
Missing the first dance.
Sarah called, she's having a rough night.
Is she all right? She's a tough kid, mostly.
Sometimes she's just a kid.
Are you all right? Yeah, yeah.
I'm happy for them, this is good.
This is a beautiful night.
I'm fine.
I just don't get it sometimes.
You know, I don't Why did she do this? I mean, I think I'm handling it fine most of the time.
But then other times, I get so damn angry at her.
I mean, how could she leave a beautiful kid like this? How could she mess with our minds like this? - How could she lie to us? - It's okay.
- It's not okay.
It's not okay.
- It's okay to be angry.
It is? She's dead.
I'm angry at Michael.
I'm not sure I'll ever get over it.
I I haven't been a good friend.
I know that.
[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE] I screwed up, and I wanna make it right.
I wanna make it better.
Can I have another chance? [DANCE MUSIC PLAYING] Tony I don't think this is the time or the place for this.
It seems perfect to me.
I Maybe we should talk about this another time.
- We can go for coffee this weekend? - Coffee? People get back together over dinner.
They break up over coffee.
I just need to get back inside.
Listen a few minutes.
You're having a good time.
Twinkle toes, you did a great job out there.
All right, just give a few seconds.
Listen, first and foremost, I have to thank Luka for inviting us all here today.
- It's not like we had a choice.
[LAUGHTER] I think I speak for everyone, including Frank, when I say that it is an honor and a privilege to be here on your special day.
ALL: Hear, hear.
PRATT: Hear, hear.
Now, you guys know me.
I've never been married before, so But he's dated women who were.
[LAUGHTER] SAM: Leave your mom out of it, Morris.
[LAUGHTER AND GROANS] What's the difference between an ER nurse and a Porsche, Sam? PRATT: Okay, okay, okay.
All right, listen.
I can't believe you guys save lives for a living.
[LAUGHTER] But really, I've had the great pleasure of working with Abby and Luka both of whom I consider friends.
And I see them working together, sharing a life, sharing a family.
Tonight's been a great night, and I know We all know.
- That this can't last forever, but I think we all do agree that the love between you two will, and I know it will.
And hopefully, with some luck maybe some of that love will rub off on all of us here and help us find someone as special.
Someone to spend the rest of your lives with as friends and as lovers.
[MARQUEZ CHUCKLES] To Abby and Luka.
And love and friendship.
Hear, hear.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] DJ, you know what to do, come on now.
Who are you talking to? The hottest nurse in the ER.
[LAUGHING] HOPE: Don't take a plate away without making sure the guest is finished.
And make sure that there are no empties and don't forget to crumb the tables.
And you, button your vest up, please.
- Hope.
- What are you doing here? - No, you should be out there.
- Hope.
- The bride cannot be back here with - Hope.
I want to thank you for all of this.
[SOFTLY] You do? Yes.
[NORMAL VOICE] You're not gonna hurt me? [CHUCKLES] No.
[CRYING] What's wrong? You're just so beautiful.
Hey, have you seen Abby? Congratulations, Luka.
You're a lucky guy.
- Thanks.
- No, really, Abby's great.
- I know.
- Don't ever hurt her.
- Excuse me? - I mean it.
TIMMY: Chuny.
Anybody ever told you, you is the hottest nurse in the ER? Yeah.
DUBENKO: No, no, no, seriously, I'm sorry.
You're great, you'd never hurt her, I know that.
What was I thinking? But if you did, I would hunt you down like a cheetah.
[SOBBING] Lucien, having fun? Yeah, it's fun.
It's a lot of fun.
I went to a Surgery wedding, it was such a bore.
All they did was talk, talk, talk.
ER weddings have spunk.
- They're serving coffee now - What about you, are you having fun? - Yeah.
- It is fun, isn't it? It's a lot of Fun.
[SIGHS] Uh I have to go to the bathroom.
I'm looking for [CHUCKLES] Pardon, I'm so sorry.
Has everyone gone bonkers? Hey.
You all right? - I always cry at weddings.
- Oh.
I'm alone.
Oh, well, it's all right.
I just wanna say I appreciate all the mentoring you've done.
Have I done that? And I totally admire you a lot.
And I just really wanted you to know that.
Really, really know it.
Yo, there's some freaky stuff going on in here, man.
Yeah, probably something in the water.
Timmy told me I was the hottest nurse in the ER.
What do you want from me, a second opinion? [LAUGHTER] Hi, I'd like a dry dirty martini and a tequila sunrise, please.
Hey, Ray, what's shaking? Dry and dirty? I should've figured that one out.
Actually, I prefer the tequila sunrise because of all the pretty colors.
Gates, what are you doing? Save some liquor for everybody else.
Another one, please, vodka and cranberry.
Ray, there's a party going on here, everybody's having a good time.
So anytime you feel like jumping in, just get off your little stool, and Bartender, hot coffee for him.
Keep it coming, fast and black.
- Thank you.
- You're a real prick, you know that? - Problem? - Not yet, but soon.
What's your damage, Ray? My damage is you walked into our ER like you owned the place.
I don't appreciate that.
Nobody else does.
Ray, I realize that you don't like me.
But sooner or later, you're gonna have to get used to living with me because I ain't going nowhere.
You wanna leave a mess wherever you go, that's up to you.
But there are two things I will not let you screw around with.
- That is patients' lives and - And what, Ray? - And her.
- Hey, I care about her, you little - Wrong time.
- Bet you almost have yourself convinced.
- Oh, yeah? - But you're the only one who buys it.
PRATT: Come on, Ray.
- No.
Wait, let me just say, Ray, you know that thing you guys had in the past? - It's over, finished, done.
- Tony.
- You don't know how to take care of her.
- Ray, please.
Well, Ray, at least I'm trying.
That's right.
That's right.
- Like you took care of Meg, huh? - Oh.
Hey, let it Let it go.
Let it go, he's drunk.
Oh, that's it, come on.
MORRIS: Gates.
NEELA: Stop it.
Cut it out! Stop it.
MORRIS: Stop that.
RAY: Come on.
GATES: Come on.
RAY: Hey, screw you.
MORRIS: Go, go.
- Come on, come on.
[PRATT GRUNTS] Hey, come on, come on.
What the hell is wrong with you? - Okay, I'm good.
Get off me.
- Trying to ruin it for Abby and Luka? Just get the hell off of me, man.
Hey, Ray, what's going on with you, man? Huh? I think you get it, Greg, you know? [CHUCKLES] Every time I think I'm turning the corner, I feel like I know what I'm doing I end up falling backwards again.
- It's a wedding you're drunk, and you're hooked on a girl.
Just go, you'll feel better in the morning.
- I don't wanna go home.
- Well, you're done here, okay? So just catch a cab.
- Pratt.
- Go home, Ray.
I'm not kidding, go home.
MORRIS: You know what I love about you, Gates? Just when I get worried that maybe I'm being tough on you you prove what an ass you are.
Me? I was perfectly civil till that alcoholic O.
reject went off on me.
You should've kept walking.
Well, Morris, as my role model, Kenny Rogers once said: " Sometimes you have to fight when you're a man.
" Oh, that's deep.
That's Gates.
GATES: I'm not going back.
I just wanna talk to her.
- Neela.
- Not right now, Tony.
- Can't you see she's upset? - Chuny, I just wanna talk to her, okay? It's all right.
I'm fine, Chuny.
Thank you so much.
[SOFTLY] Okay.
I'm sorry that happened.
Abby and Luka are in the other room, they don't know about it.
- There's no excuse.
- No, there isn't.
I wasn't looking for trouble, he wouldn't back down.
Right, and there was no way for that to end without him backing down.
What do you mean? Well, with men, you have to win.
And with women Well, with women, you have to feel like you've done right by them.
Even if all you're doing is causing them pain.
Or at best, wasting their time.
Is that what you think I'm doing? Wasting time? You know, I think we both got into this because we knew it had no future.
It was just a bridge from one part of our life into another.
- I think it's a lot more than that.
- No, I don't love you.
And I don't think you love me, and I don't see much chance of that changing anytime soon.
So that's it? We're done? Yeah.
- Because Ray couldn't get over you? - No.
Because You can stand there as if you're listening to what I'm saying and still believe that none of this is your fault.
Can you make it a double? - You okay? - Yeah, yeah, I just Wish that hadn't happened though.
- You did a really good job tonight.
- No, no, no, you did an awesome job.
They look so happy.
I got them the honeymoon suite at the Ritz for a few nights but they can't use it on account of Joe.
Yeah, I can see that.
It's too bad.
I really don't want the room to go to waste.
I don't either.
Really? You don't? No, of course not.
Are you suggesting what I think you're suggesting? Oh, it's go time.
It's Can I get that on record, please? Say it Say that again.
So you quit your job and get married in the same week? - I'm a new guy now.
- Is that so? Being chief was gonna just mean spending less time with my wife and baby.
[SIGHS] Well, I have to admit, I don't think I could've planned a better wedding.
- You don't? - I don't.
Uh Abby, it was a really nice wedding.
[BLONDIE'S " ONE WAY OR ANOTHER" PLAYING] Luka, what I said before about hurting Abby, I meant it.
I'm not really sure why I'm here, but I'm very happy to be invited.
[WHISPERING] I don't really know these people.
MORRIS: Okay, let me just put this down.
- And No, no.
- Oh, there's Morris with that thing.
- Come on in, Morris.
- Here we go.
Here we go.
- Hey, we just wanna say congrats to our fearless leader here.
Yeah, and we wish him a life of contentment and joy.
- And love.
- Yes, yes.
What else? Oh, oh.
Sleeping with only one woman.
- Ever again.
- Forever.
Without end.
Everybody's real nice.
I hope they'll be real happy together.
I do.
Even the bride.
[INAUDIBLE] [CELL PHONE VIBRATING] Ray, can you call me when you get this? I thought we could go out for breakfast or coffee or something.
Listen, I'm sorry about tonight.
I guess it just makes you look forward to a time when you get to be as happy as Abby and Luka are right now, so MORRIS: Good, good job.
Okay, Ray, we gotta go.
Hey, dude.
Dude, can you get this for us? Thank you.