HawthoRNe (2009) s03e01 Episode Script

For Better or Worse

[ Indistinct conversations ] [ Laughter ] [ Inhales sharply ] Tell me you love me.
I love you.
You got to tell me in French.
[ Chuckles ] Je t'aime.
Et j'ai passé des heures de joie avec toi.
[ Mechanical buzzing ] Come on.
Not today.
Stay right here, okay? Uh wait.
[ Mechanical buzzing ] Down.
Shut it down.
Thank you so much.
So, can you at least stop until after my wedding vows? I appreciate it so much.
Thank you, guys.
Thank you.
Thank you.
All right, let's just go back and get those branches.
Christina, you look gorgeous.
Hey, Richard! Thank you! I heard r.
J.
Won his baseball game.
Yeah, we did great.
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Shame about that big old tree, huh? You know we're just gonna get together and plant another one, right? You bet.
You bet.
Hey, listen, good luck today.
All right.
I'll see you when you get back.
You bet.
Okay, sweetie.
Mm! Oh, mom.
Uh, you you forgotThis ah, yes.
Thing.
Thank you.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, you two look so happy.
It shows, huh? Yeah.
You make me want to get married.
[ Chuckles ] Well, take your time.
Yes, please.
Oh.
Oh, oh, oh.
I have to get some pictures.
Hold on.
All right.
We got to hurry up.
I know you're pregnant, mom.
You look like you swallowed a beach ball.
Hey, hey, hey.
[ Camera beeps, shutter clicks ] [ Indistinct conversations ] Make it work.
[ Laughs ] Hi! [ Sighs ] Hey.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Bobbie.
Mom's bouquet.
Right.
Thank you.
You look beautiful.
You look beautiful.
[ Chuckles ] Okay.
You ready for a nauseatingly sentimental mother/daughter moment? I am.
You waited so long for this.
You deserve to be happy.
Thank you, sweetie.
I love you.
Oh.
Okay.
Okay, okay, okay.
Go get 'em.
I'm 'bout to get married! [ Squeals ] Okay.
[ Mechanical buzzing ] [ Piano music plays ] I'm gonna ask Bobbie to marry me.
Congratulations.
Do you think we could get back to the wedding that's happening now? Yes.
Yes, of course.
Thank you.
[ Sighs ] No, seriously, where is she? Does Christina know where you park your car? [ "Bridal chorus" plays ] [ Crowd murmuring ] Woman: And, Tom, what symbol of love and trust do you offer Christina? Oh! Ooh.
Sorry.
Never happens in the O.
R.
[ Laughter ] Woman: Place the ring on Christina's finger.
Tom, do you take Christina [ mechanical buzzing ] As your wife, promising prom promising to be open, honest, and faithful, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, to love and to cherish for all the days of your life [ Buzzing continues ] Till death do you part? I do.
Christina? I do.
[ Tires screech, glass shatters ] Woman: Oh, my God! Woman #2: Oh! [ Horn honking, car alarm blaring ] Mom! What on earth? Camille, call 911! [ Baby crying ] Oh, my God.
Tom! That's Richard's car! Someone call the power company! We got to get them out of there! Woman: There's kids in there! [ Distorted shouting, blaring continues ] [ Crying continues ] Woman #2: Are you okay? [ Sirens wailing, engine turns over ] Oh, there she is.
Okay, tell the truth.
Was that your fairy-tale wedding? [ Chuckles ] Actually, it was.
Yeah? Yeah.
Good.
I just hope that someday I get to marry an action hero like you.
I'll keep that in mind.
Five kids at once.
My pediatric best.
How are the parents? Considering their family almost got pancaked, no complaints.
Thank goodness.
Well, you guys, thank you for a wonderful day, but it's my wedding night, and I'm out of here.
All right, miss thing.
You were gorgeous today.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Where do you think you're going? You're not leaving without me.
Ooh! Tom.
Oh, lord.
I'm glad we've caught you.
Miles, you made it.
Good to see you.
We were gonna send out a search rescue party out for you.
Yeah, you should have.
Chicago to Pittsburgh, rerouted.
Could have got here quicker on a pogo stick.
Miles Bourdet, this is Christina Hawthorne, my wife of 5 1/2 hours.
Yes.
Wow.
Congratulations.
Thank you very much.
Christina also happens to be our chief nursing officer.
Tom, uh, I was hoping we'd have five minutes in my office before Miles has to get to the hotel.
Not a chance.
Nice meeting you.
Christina: Nice meeting you.
Miles is the young surgical fellow who'll be working under me this year.
Hmm.
I know, but do you on our wedding night? G well, I know.
I won't be long.
I promise.
Okay.
Okay? Well, I'll take the car, and I'll wait for you at home.
You better.
Okay.
I love you.
I love you.
Well, I love you.
[ Chuckles ] Ooh.
Stop kissing at work.
[ Cellphone ringing ] [ Cellphone beeps ] Hello? Tu sais je suis toujours là pour toi.
[ Chuckles ] You sure you got the right number? I'll make this meeting with Morrissey quick.
I miss you already.
It's only been five hours.
I miss you like crazy.
All right, 'cause I'm gonna take a hot bath, and I suggest you get home before it gets cold, 'cause that's when I get out, and that's where you miss out.
[ Alarm chirps ] Oh, really? Well, then you just make sure you keep my side of the bed warm, okay? No.
What's mine is [ grunts ] [ Screaming ] Christina! Christina! Come on! [ Elevator bell dings ] Christina! [ Sirens wailing ] She's unconscious! Tom, you shouldn't have moved her.
She's my wife! Let's get a cat scan, CBC, lytes, and gases.
What's Christina's blood type? Uh, o-positive uh, negative.
Oh.
Oh, my God.
Hang two units of o-negative, packed cells.
Start an IV, D-5W, wide open.
Get the baby on a monitor.
[ Monitor beeping ] Tom, who's her OB? Her OB? Katayoun.
Kelly, page Katayoun.
Is that Christina? Get Katayoun! Tom, let us work here.
Doctor, call a portable sonogram.
Tom.
She's bleeding to death, okay?! Look, come with me.
Come don't touch me! Steve: Pupils are equal and responsive.
Tom, I've got this, okay? B.
P.
Is 75/40 and thready.
Christina, do you know where you are? Can you hear me? Check the fetal heart rate.
Start another IV And give her a fluid challenge.
Let's try a mask, too.
No, no, no.
Let's put her in Trendelenburg.
All right.
Tom, get out now! Kat, how far along is she? Mary: Just under five months.
It's been an easy pregnancy.
Let's try keeping it that way.
Fetal heart rate is 140.
[ Sighs ] Got to stop the bleeding.
[ Siren chirps ] [ Brakes squeal ] [ Police radio chatter ] Hey, Nick I'm good, man.
Tom.
Oh, Nick, thanks for getting here so quick.
How's Christina? Uh, we we we don't know yet.
I need to speak to her.
No, no, no, you can't.
They're running tests right now.
Tom, listen to me.
If ever you're gonna listen to me, now's the time, okay? This animal, we got a day, two days before we lose him.
You got me? I need to speak to Christina.
Okay.
[ Indistinct conversations ] [ Woman speaking indistinctly over p.
A.
] It's gonna be okay.
Who is this guy? Wait, wait.
What's going on? Whoa, whoa.
No, no, no.
What's going on? Unh-unh.
Tom: This is detective Renata.
I-I just need to see her for a minute.
Oh, it never only takes a minute.
We're taking her upstairs right now.
I'll talk to her anywhere.
What's happening? Excuse me.
Who are you? I'm John Morrissey.
I'm the head of the hospital.
Okay.
Then you should know what's going on here.
What? Christina was attacked in the garage.
What? Listen, it'll only take a second.
John, she's still barely conscious.
S-she's not even stable.
And she's in a tremendous amount of pain.
She is refusing meds because of the baby.
No.
Tom.
It's your call.
[ Monitor beeping ] I'll talk to Christina.
Tom, you are out of your mind.
She is not stable.
Just one minute.
Hey.
Hi, sweetie.
Kat said the baby's all right? This is ridiculous.
Nick: Christina.
Hey, Nick.
Hey.
Hey.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Okay.
Shh.
Come back.
[ Sniffles ] Can I ask you a couple of questions? We can do this another time.
No, it's okay.
It's all right.
Do you remember what happened? [ Sighs ] I'm so sorry, Nick.
[ Voice breaking ] I don't remember anything.
[ Sniffles ] It's okay.
[ Breathes deeply ] Okay.
This was no robbery.
Her purse, keys, cellphone all found on the ground.
And with the blood and damage done to this car, I'd say somebody was trying to hurt her, bad.
She tell you anything? Get a ride back.
I'll catch up with you later.
All right.
[ Engine turns over ] [ Car door closes ] [ Screaming ] [ Screams ] [ Grunts ] I don't want to be here.
In Virginia? James River? We're just happy you're here at all, sweetie pie.
You know what, let's let's move her on her side to keep the uterus from pressing on her aorta.
Mom.
[ Sniffles ] Oh, my God.
There were no internal injuries, no broken bones.
And between the way your mom curled her body and the cushioning of the amniotic fluid, the baby seems unhurt.
Tom, she needs some rest.
Hey.
Come on.
I love you.
I love you.
[ Groans ] No.
What? What? What? What? What is it? Light.
Light? You want the light on? Okay.
There you go.
It's okay.
Want me stay with you, okay? Mm-hmm.
[ Sniffling ] [ Blows nose ] [ Sobbing ] Congratulations.
You've killed another box.
[ Chuckles ] Oh.
I'm sorry.
You don't have to stay with me.
I know your shift is over.
Well, with Christina in the I.
C.
U.
, Bobbie and I are here for the duration.
Hey, maybe you can help me with something.
I need some ideas for a certain question I'm gonna ask Bobbie.
Candy? Candy.
Candy Sullivan, you look exhausted.
Oh.
Well, thank you.
Look, I just drove for 500 Miles with my arms stretched out like this trying to get to Tom and Christina's wedding.
Of course, the real torture doesn't even start until my air-conditioning broke, my timing belt broke, and my water broke.
So you know what? Let's just skip the small talk and get upstairs.
Of course.
Here, let me help you.
[ Groans ] Yeah.
Watch it.
You paged me? Yes.
I'd like to have an off-the-record conversation.
I'm offering you Christina's job.
Uh How about Gail? I know who I'm asking, and, uh, I won't ask twice.
Of course I'd be happy to fill in until Christina's back up on her feet.
This is a permanent position.
I couldn't regret more what happened to Christina, but I believe she's going to need a an extended period of recovery, certainly emotionally, and since James River has to continue operating without interruption, the duties of CNO will either fall to you or someone else who accepts the position.
[ Siren wails in distance ] Uh I'll take the job.
Good.
Starts immediately.
Okay.
Thank you.
[ Door closes ] [ Sighs ] [ Monitor beeping ] [ Chuckles ] Oh.
Hey.
Hey.
I was worried about you.
[ Chuckles ] Nick.
You okay? Nick, I remember.
Okay.
I remember.
He had a ring.
He cut me.
He had a ring with with a red stone in the middle.
[ Christina screams ] You did good.
You did good.
Okay.
Okay.
[ Keyboard clacking ] You know, I've already heard that your mom is a force of nature.
Oh.
Looking at me like I'm cr I'm your stepdad's new surgical fellow, Miles.
Tom, I'm heading home.
Can you come here and look at this first? Yeah.
Hey, what's happening? Tom? There's some, uh, decelerations in the baby's heart rate.
Kat.
Kat! Uh, there are also indications of contractions.
I'm going into labor? Pre-labor, possibly.
I'll start you with a tertaline and ritodrine drip in case.
You said everything was gonna be okay, right? Christina, you and the baby suffered substantial trauma in the attack.
[ Sighs ] Tom.
You got to make sure we don't lose r baby, okay? Okay? Morrissey: Uh-huh.
John.
[ Door closes ] [ Sighs ] What time is it? It's late.
What are you doing here? I thought you resigned so you could have a life.
I resigned as CNO.
I still work here as a nurse.
Here's the report you requested.
John, um, I know this is none of my business, but I can't pretend that I don't see that glass.
You and I have been down this road before.
You honestly want to go this way again? [ Chuckles ] Kelly: It's sort of Christina's thing.
When it's one of our doctors or nurses, she puts together a baby pool.
You are aware of my history with nurse Sullivan, yes? Well, who isn't? Ray dumped you for candy.
Only, they're not together anymore.
Oh.
Yeah.
I was referring to work.
You could win a lot of money.
Just guess when the baby will come and how much it will weigh.
Okay, Kelly! How about 10 days and 100 pounds? I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Here.
Uh, I don't know.
Goodbye.
Brenda.
There's decelerations and early contractions.
Otherwise, she's still stable? No, if Christina transitions into active labor Well, what does Kat say? To wait and watch.
So I had Kat do a pelvic, and the cervix is already slightly effaced.
I want her to perform a cerclage.
Well, you're getting way ahead of things.
Just wait and watch.
Listen, I need your help to convince Kat to do this procedure.
Never mind.
[ Sighs ] What about starting her on ritodrine? I-I already did that.
Piggybacked with 40cc of terbutaline.
A cerclage? Yeah.
Tom, you know that suturing the cervix closed won't necessarily prevent her from going into labor.
I'm out of options.
You'll be risking infection, placental rupture, bleeding.
Fetal Brenda, I know all that.
Okay, I've got to do something.
Please.
Tom Please.
Okay, come on.
I resent being strong-armed.
Brenda: You're not being forced to do this.
It's what Christina and I want.
Guys, a cerclage is a final option.
Yeah, and that's where we are.
Will you perform this procedure? I'm trying to make Tom understand that if Christina is gonna have this baby, there's little chance of us stopping it.
Will you do it? Kat, we need to try this now.
Let's get Christina to the O.
R.
And have a perinatologist standing by.
See you downstairs.
Get Woodridge.
He's the best.
Fine.
Hey, what's going on? [ Sighs ] We just talked Katayoun into performing a cerclage.
Pretty intense.
What kind? You're familiar with the procedure? Yeah.
I actually thought about a specialty in OB.
Would you mind scrubbing in? Yeah, anything.
Anything Tom needs.
Good.
The procedure went well.
The contractions stopped.
At least for now.
You want to go see your mom? Not yet.
No.
[ Sighs ] You mind if I say a prayer for you and your family? UmYeah.
Go ahead.
[ Sighs ] Um, uh Father God, the true MD, we place Christina in your hands and ask that you heal her, lord.
Restore her strength.
I ask that you comfort Camille and give her a peace that passes all understanding.
And I pray this in Christ's name.
Amen.
I'll keep you posted.
[ Monitor beeping ] Tom.
Miles.
You need to rest, sweetie.
Close your eyes.
These lab values just came back.
Christina's fibrinogen level is down.
Her PT and PTT levels are up.
And here's the X-ray from O.
R.
Okay.
Pulmonary edema.
Yeah.
My guess is it's just gonna get worse.
You know, even if the contractions don't come back, this condition is starting to endanger Christina's life.
[ Beeping ] Bobbie: Her blood pressure and her heart rate are skyrocketing.
Labor's resumed.
Katayoun's in the scrub hall.
Call her back in.
Tom.
Tom.
With the increasing BP, your wife is headed for amniotic or cardiac embolism.
Let's start a cardiac echo.
That won't do anything.
Christina, there's not a lot of time here, okay? We need to release the cerclage and let nature take its course.
No.
Tom.
Miles: She's headed for active labor.
Bobbie: Heart rate 134, BP 180 over 100.
Okay.
I'm I'm gonna remove the cerclage.
No, no.
Wait, wait, wait.
What about paralytics? Tom! What? Succinylcholine could stop the contractions.
Tom! Okay, there's absolutely no way Brenda: Tom, if you wait any longer, this whole thing is gonna get really bad.
Tom.
Tell me what you want to do.
I want to start another IV Of succinylcholine.
It'll paralyze you temporarily, okay? When you stop breathing, we'll intubate you immediately and try and stop the contractions.
It's our last chance to save the baby.
Brenda: Let's discuss this do it.
Tom, this is nuts, okay? You're talking about paralyzing Christina.
You're risking hypoxia, acidosis, cardiac arrhythmia what? What? What? What? You don't think I know that?! You've lost perspective! You shouldn't even be doing this! I'll do it myself.
Tom! No.
I'm going through with this.
You've completely lost your mind, okay? And I I'm not doing this.
I'm not gonna be part of this.
Kat.
Yeah, that's not a problem.
Brenda.
Don't do it, Tom! Hey, Tom, listen to me Miles, you've got a wife and kids.
What would you do to save them? [ Water running ] Dr.
Marshall.
Well, he can't do this alone, can he? So you're willing to lose your license? [ Scoffs ] I'm not going in there as a doctor.
I'm going in there as a friend.
So you'll be in labor and delivery soon.
And then the hard work starts.
I'm just gonna make sure everything's ready.
Oh, here.
Let me help you.
Thanks.
He's such a sweet man.
Why couldn't I find one like that? You went out with a great one.
Hey, Kelly, you have no idea what happened between ray and I.
It just felt good [ Exhales sharply ] Flirting again.
With Steve? Candy, he's with Bobbie.
And besides, you're pregnant.
Yeah, my ass knows that.
I'm not talking about seriously flirting.
Ohh.
You know what? You just wouldn't understand.
You know what? Maybe I would understand if you would try explaining it to me instead of complaining all the time about everything! You're here having a baby while Christina's fighting to save hers.
[ Sniffles ] What? She was attacked tonight while leaving work, and she doesn't know if her baby will live.
So you should just be grateful for what you have, candy.
Oh, and, hello, answer the clue phone.
Who would flirt with somebody in labor as big as a sea cow? [ Door opens, closes ] Oh, God.
[ Monitor beeping ] We're doing the right thing.
Yeah.
Ne t'inquiète pas, ma chérie.
Je vais bien m'occuper toi.
Tout va bien se passer.
essaie de te reposer un peu d'accord B.
P.
's 110/67.
Miles: IV's open.
B.
P.
's 105/54.
[ Beeping ] All right, intubating.
Tube.
[ Oxygen hissing ] She's on the vent.
Her breathing's resumed.
B.
P.
's 100/60.
Still no change in fetal decelerations or contractions.
[ Beeping ] [ Flatline ] Christina's heartbeat is still normal.
Hey.
You got to know, you two did everything you could to save that baby.
I'm sorry, Tom.
Let's, uh, begin to bring Christina back.
Given what you've been through, a c-section isn't an option.
I'll deliver the baby.
I can perform a dilation and extraction.
No.
This is our baby.
I cannot do that.
[ Sighs ] You'd be under local anesthesia.
No.
Start an IV, please.
Come on.
No.
I can't.
All right.
[ Candy screaming ] Kelly: All right, come on! Push, soldier! Keep on pushing! Push! Keep pushing! Good job, soldier! Good job! Good job, soldier! That's what I want to see! And breathe.
Give me something! No, no, no, no, no! You're gonna do this.
Come on, you can do it.
Push! Yes, you can do it! Push, push, push! Come on, soldier! Push! That's great.
Superb.
Kelly.
Yes? You got to stop.
What? With the drill-sergeant thing.
Oh, I thought I was reminding you of basic training.
I'm sorry.
Yeah, the the army was great.
This sucks.
Yes.
I'm sorry.
We'll try something else.
Okay.
Okay, here we go.
I don't know.
From the halls of montezuma one more time.
All right.
This is it.
Come on.
Push! Yes.
To the shores Both: of tripoli Kelly, pressure on the fundus.
Aah! Push.
That's it.
Push, push.
Yes, push, push! It's coming.
It's coming.
That's it.
You can do it, candy! Push, push, push, push! There we go! There we go! There we go! Oh, my gosh! There we go.
She's perfect.
She's beautiful, isn't she? Nice grab.
[ Baby crying ] [ Laughs ] "Soft hands," as they say in cricket.
Hey.
[ Laughs ] Oh, my God! She's so cute! Push.
And push.
Push.
Good girl.
And one more, a big one.
Push.
There we go.
Okay.
It's over.
Let me help you.
No, sweetie.
Don't help me, please.
[ Sighs ] [ Grunting ] Okay.
See you in a minute.
Oh, God.
Christina: Hi.
Oh.
Oh, God.
I would smile harder, but it Hurts.
[ Chuckles ] It's good to see you.
I'm so sorry.
[ Sighs ] [ Sniffles ] [ Clattering ] Kelly: Hi, sweetie.
You want to show mommy your pretty bow in your hair? Oh.
Oh.
See, she's so beautiful.
[ Gasps ] Oh.
I could come back.
No.
It's good.
It's good.
Come on in.
[ Chuckles ] There she is.
Hi, beautiful girl.
Hello.
She's beautiful.
She's only a couple hours old.
She's already put it all in perspective.
Ugh.
I just hope I can live up to her expectations.
You will Whenever you're ready to face what you need to face head-on.
Whew.
[ Sighs ] Look at her.
She knows you're beautiful.
It was so important for me to come to your wedding.
I just wanted to tell you.
You know, I think everybody here just always thought I was the pretty blond nurse.
[ Inhales sharply ] But you saw me for me.
[ Sniffles ] And when I thought about not keeping her, you told me that I could be a good mom.
So whether it's, um, being a nurse or a mom or a strong woman I think of you.
Can I hold her? Oh! Yeah.
[ Sniffles ] [ Baby coos ] "Hope Christina Sullivan.
" Wow.
I think I like "Christina hope Sullivan.
" [ Laughs ] [ Chuckles ] [ Sniffles ] [ Sobbing ] Bobbie: It's hard to believe places like this still exist.
White picket fences.
It's close to work.
A place to settle down, start a family.
So, I want to ask you something.
You okay? Morrissey asked me to take over Christina's job.
Yeah, of course.
Temporarily.
Permanently.
Well, what did you say? I said yes.
He needs me.
She needs me.
Hmm.
Sorry.
What did you want to ask me? Nothing.
Nothing.
[ Monitor beeping ] You warm enough? Yeah.
You need anything? No.
[ Knock on door ] Hey.
[ Screams ] Sleep well.