HawthoRNe (2009) s03e07 Episode Script

To Tell the Truth

Christina.
Christina.
Christina.
Hey.
Bad dream? Oh.
No-- Yes.
Um I'm okay.
How was the party? You know, for Nick's mother.
You stayed late.
Oh, yeah.
It was, um, very messy, and I stayed to, like, help clean up and stuff.
But it was good.
Thank you for asking.
Christina? I'll see you tonight.
You sure you're okay? Tom? I love you.
I love you, too.
Have a great day at work.
Okay.
Hey, you sure you're all right? I'm good.
Sure? Yes.
Okay.
I'll see you tonight.
Yeah.
Whoa! Hey! That could have been bad.
I stopped at Rostov's.
One la magnolia latte with two sugars.
Oh, you're so sweet.
I stopped at lamplighter.
Oh.
Thanks for thinking of me, though.
You all set? I think so.
This came up kind of fast.
Hmm.
How do I look? You look like a woman about to make a successful case for building a cancer lab and research center.
You're very perceptive.
Curly, can you hold that for me? So, which money guy is this again? Really, guys? Come on.
I'll tell you later.
Camille! Oh, excuse me.
Good morning.
Excuse me.
Hey.
Give me a minute.
No, I'm late.
Look, it's important.
Last night was important.
All right, look Please.
Start talking.
I get off on five.
Look, I don't want to rush.
Three.
You know, look, I've been thinking and praying.
It's confusing for both of us.
Four.
Dude, would you quit? Look, I don't want anything or anyone getting in between what I have to say.
Five.
Ah, it was just getting interesting.
Hey! Not.
I really stepped out there last night, you know.
I told you that I love you.
And what did I get in return? Nothing.
I love you.
I'm sorry.
What? I love you.
E.
R.
was added in '83.
At the time, it was considered a medical mecca.
It could be again.
Let me look over your proposal.
How about dinner? A business dinner would be great.
Why don't we invite Steve? That'd be even better.
This is getting embarrassing.
My first car in 13 years.
It's gorgeous.
Unfortunately, it attracts more men than women.
I'll see you later.
Garlan Bryce.
Christina Hawthorne.
You gonna light that thing, or what? Well, I am outside.
Yes, you are.
And you're still a pain in the ass.
It's good to see you.
You mean that? No.
Thought I'd try it on for size.
Have a seat.
Morrissey can't be too happy to see you here trying to take his job.
Oh, is that what I'm doing now? I'm just saying, that's what you tried at Richmond Trinity.
Well, that's ancient history.
Okay.
It is.
Ask him.
Besides, Trinity was a dump.
I wouldn't send my worst enemy to that place.
But this hospital is different.
I believe this hospital is worth saving.
Gee, thanks.
Pain in the ass.
But you know, I really think right now, James River needs a kick in the ass.
Hospitals run on heart.
They're based on trust.
And one thing's always been the same, even after you were Dismissed.
The people in this place, the people who work here, the people in this community-- They will back you no matter what.
And I know you don't have the administrative thing down, whether it's shaking hands, kissing babies, crunching numbers, but You've always put James River first.
You've always been about this hospital's best interests.
Why don't you come on back? Bobbie Jackson is CNO.
She's doing a great job.
Look-- Okay, you don't need me.
Christina, the board just brought me in here to calm things down.
I'm temporary C.
O.
I'll disappear like a puff of smoke.
This place needs someone long-term.
And you need to be part of the plan.
I want you to run the hospital.
The Baldridge fund had a return of 27% last year.
That can almost double your dad's money in a couple years.
Then how could the board turn you down? Exactly.
Baldridge? So, what's his story? I'll let him tell you at dinner.
He's actually a really interesting guy.
Uh, so, who picks up the check-- Me or the C.
E.
O.
of a billion-dollar hedge fund? Thanks for coming tonight.
My pleasure.
I'll try and remember to use a knife and fork.
Miles, I chose you over 50 applicants.
I earned this position, man.
Could you give us a minute, please? No, Christina.
Please, can you come in? Tom, is that okay with you? It's fine.
Everything all right? Miles has shown incredibly poor judgment by getting involved with Camille.
Wait a minute.
Camille assured me there was nothing going on between the two of you.
There is nothing happening.
We haven't slept together.
I haven't even kissed her.
Then what are we talking about here? I'm talking about I love Camille and that she loves me.
You-- You-- You-- You sucked her into your life by getting her involved with your wife and-- And your kids.
It's a complete mess.
Tom, I hear what you say, but at the end of the day, Camille, she's old enough to figure this out.
What?! Camille's-- Camille's a kid, Christina.
Okay, she-- Weren't you the one who warned her against getting involved with a married man? How are you okay with this? I'm not saying I'm okay with it.
I'm saying, what can we do? You are her mother! He crossed the line.
You know what? I better get to surgery.
Yes? Mr.
Bryce? I'm Bobbie Jackson, CNO.
You can't be comfortable there.
It's okay.
It's just for today.
I'll find someplace more convenient.
I'm the kind of guy who likes to just jump right in.
I heard.
Important thing is John morrissey is in a fight for his life.
Last thing he needs is to hear there's someone waiting to pounce on his desk.
The hospital needs to keep running.
You do like making statements, even if they are just obvious, especially when there's a microphone or a reporter around.
We're getting off on the wrong foot.
There you go.
Another statement.
Okay.
That's the way you want it to shake out, well, then, let me make a statement.
Do your job.
I am.
I wasn't finished.
You see, I, too, like to make statements.
Only longer.
Um Whoa.
Where was I? Where was I? No idea.
Uh, doesn't matter.
Your not knowing what I was going to say only speaks to the fact that you don't listen.
You don't hear people.
You "ear" people.
There's a difference.
Well, for example, John morrissey asked you to replace nurse Hawthorne because the hospital needs to keep running.
You just said that yourself.
But what happened? You increase in-service training classes, you completely ignore the signs of a MRSA outbreak, all the while trying to champion the construction of a cancer lab and research facility.
Am I hearing you correctly? You're against nurse training and cancer treatment? Someone around here has got to be fighting for this hospital.
Well, that is not your job! Your job is the here and now for nurses as well as patients.
Mr.
Bryce, you've obviously made your mind up about me.
You don't like me.
Well, if you want me to like you, it's simple.
Do your job.
Or what? I'll answer your question with a question.
How would you like to be replaced? Christina.
Christina.
Hey.
How'd you know where I was? Sort of kind of what I do.
I'm sorry I haven't had time to talk.
I've just been really Busy.
Avoiding me? I understand.
It's okay with me.
Well, actually, it's not, but it's up to you.
Can I say something? Yeah.
I love you.
You let me in.
And I'm in.
I'm not going anywhere.
All depends what you want to do with that.
Okay? Yeah.
I just need time.
Just don't take too much time.
Okay.
Okay.
Bryce's first day here, and he threatened to fire me! Honey, on what grounds could he possibly fire you? Everyone knows you've killed yourself doing this job.
And besides, if you take the board $2 million, you can be pretty sure this is all gonna go away.
Hopefully along with garlan Bryce.
I hope you're not vegetarians.
Hi, Eric.
Thought we'd try some of Buz and Ned's real barbecue.
Steve? Eric Baldridge.
Pleasure to meet you, Eric.
Yep! Listen, I'm, uh, sorry about the last-minute audible on the restaurant.
If there's one thing I've learned in the past few years, it's to be spontaneous.
Good call.
Let me give you a hand.
Oh, great.
Let's dig in.
Miles? Hello? Hey.
Where are you? Keep coming closer.
You kiss exactly like imagined.
You know, when I saw you today I started to think I'd made the whole thing up.
You said you love me.
Say it again.
Just so I'm sure.
I love you.
Now kiss me.
Hey.
What? Whoa.
Let me show you how I feel.
Listen, I don't believe in sex outside of marriage.
You're kidding me, right? No.
Look, my life has been It's been out of control.
Hey, I do not want to push things further than they should go right now.
I- I think we should build, you know, like we've been building our friendship.
You're not kidding.
So what are the rules? What can we do? Can we kiss? Of course.
Tongue? I'm down with the tongue.
Okay.
I don't know these things.
Above the waist? Below the belt? Don't be like that.
Like what? Human? Come here, you human.
This is depressing.
Well, you know, that's the way I like it.
That's why I'm usually here by myself.
Can you sit? I can.
Thank you.
So garlan Bryce.
What's the story? I, uh I recommended him.
I see.
I know you're going through a rough time, but you think you'll ever consider coming back? The board is being very understanding.
And, uh They made a place for garlan.
And he-- He might stay.
That's not what I asked.
Garlan asked me to run James River.
Whatever that means.
I think that means exactly what it sounds like it means.
So, what did you say? I can't even figure out what I'm gonna have for dinner, let alone run a damn hospital.
John, I've been thinking A lot About people The parts we play in each other's lives, whether we mean to or not.
I got to be honest with you, John.
I, uh-- I blamed you for my attack, you know.
It was like Should have gotten more cameras.
Should have beefed up security.
You should have had more lights.
The truth of the matter is, I have no idea why what happened to me happened, but it did.
And I don't know if we've all handled it the way that we're supposed to, you know.
But we're human, and we make mistakes.
I wanted to come here, John, and I I wanted to tell you that I forgive you.
I forgive you.
Take care.
The doctor, a friend of mine-- At least he was at the time-- Told me, uh, "don't bother making the mortgage payment.
You'll be dead before the end of the month.
" And that was three years ago? Three years, three months.
And when I read your article, what you said about cancer survivors Look, my motivation for wanting to manage your money is simple.
It is my passion, my obligation to help people like you realize your passion to help others.
Eric, obviously it's a remarkable story, but could you give us a few more specifics? Our company's mission statement is about capital investment versus human investment.
And fortunately, because we do very well on the money side, we can afford to take some risks on the people side.
I've detailed my suggestions inside, which include creating an endowment trust for the research center.
Plus an offer to match dollar for dollar on every pledge contribution that you've received so far.
Oh, my God.
Before my diagnosis, I was, uh I was the guy who wished I'd spent one more day at the office.
But when each day could be your last, well, that That changed everything.
You're an E.
R.
physician.
Does that ring a bell? Yes.
Of course.
But, um, treating patients whose lives have changed in an instant doesn't always translate to taking action in your own life.
Hmm.
Well, then my question to you is, what are you waiting for? Oh.
What an incredible machine.
It's beautiful.
Sweetheart? We should probably let Eric get back to his hotel.
Of course.
I'm sorry, Eric.
No, not at all.
I understand.
This car is a touchstone for you.
Tell me about your grandfather again.
Well, he worked on the old production line at Newport Pagnell, and I remember he loved his job, had a real passion for what he did.
Hmm.
That's exactly what we were discussing this evening.
That thing is what's driving me to see you complete this cancer center.
The key's inside.
Keep it overnight.
We couldn't possibly.
Oh, no.
No, no, no.
There's a cab right here.
The ride back to the hotel will give me time to think.
If that car doesn't get your adrenaline pumping, you're dead.
Should we go home? Yeah.
How about a small detour? What'd you have in mind? When'd you last see the Atlantic ocean? I'm sorry if I was a little harsh on Miles.
No, you weren't.
It's just that I've always wanted a family so bad.
I can get a little intense.
And you know how protective I am of Camille.
I do.
Sleep well.
No bad dreams tonight, okay? Okay.
Okay.
I love you.
I was thinking about Miles.
He crossed the line.
What are you gonna do about it? I don't know.
But firing him doesn't seem like enough.
Tom, he loves Camille.
I mean, what could be more powerful than that? He had a choice, Christina.
Ow.
You bit me.
Did you do that on purpose? Maybe.
Christina.
Don't be afraid.
I'm not afraid, but you shouldn't be here.
You can't pretend nothing happened.
I told you I need time.
You can't think us away.
Nick This is how I feel about you.
Nick Try to be quiet.
Let it ring.
You know you want this.
No.
He's gonna find us.
No.
No.
No.
I don't have an answer for you right now.
Let me know as soon as you can.
Yes, uh How about this afternoon? I'll be waiting.
Steve, since you were gone when I woke up this morning, I assume you're out driving.
Can you get back here, please, in one piece? Baldridge just arrived.
Thanks, honey.
Eric? Morning.
Good morning.
How'd you sleep? I didn't.
Oh, I'm sorry.
No, no, no.
It's good.
I was too excited.
I got too many ideas going on in my head.
Is Steve here? No, not yet.
Is there someplace we can talk in private? There's paperwork to sign.
We should talk strategy.
Absolutely.
Follow me.
James River was way worse than you said.
Eh, what do I know? Got to be the most dysfunctional workplace I've ever seen.
Christina Hawthorne came to see me last night.
Really? She's supposed to stop by my-- Your office this afternoon with an answer.
Listen, John All due respect, are you sure this woman is up to the job? It's the only thing I'm sure of.
What is that? A pager.
What is this, 1980? Oh, that's funny.
You here all week? Yeah.
Unfortunately, I am.
Yes.
You owe me.
I got to go clean up your mess now.
Better you than me, man.
Excuse me.
Hi, there.
Hey.
I was hoping we can try again.
Try what again? Have I offended you in any way? Have I given you the wrong impression? 'Cause I'm really at a loss.
Can I ask you a question, honestly? Why are you so obsessed with whether or not I like you? You're gonna do what you want to do anyway.
You're right.
I don't know why I do care.
After all, you're the interim C.
O.
Exactly.
So what's the problem, then? There's no problem.
I met with a wealthy investor this morning, and I wanted you to know that intend to keep fundraising for the cancer center.
Okay.
I'm not gonna try to stop you.
I just think you're being a little short-sighted.
That's all.
Mr.
Bryce, I've already raised $2 million.
Oh, $2 million.
All right, then.
You're probably gonna need a little north of $80 million, so that puts you at-- What-- 2.
5%.
Juxtapose that against how patient care is gonna suffer while you're off do- well, you've probably got that all figured out.
Good luck to you.
Hey, Miles.
Hey, baby.
Hey.
You okay? Yeah.
I just got a bad call from chandra.
Oh, is something wrong with the kids? No.
You know, she's calling me.
She's begging me.
She wants to try again.
Oh.
Okay.
Well What'd you say? I said I was staying.
She's the one that asked for the divorce, and I love you.
You sure? Yeah.
I- I wouldn't have said it if I didn't mean it.
So, here we are.
Yeah, I was just about to say that.
You in or out? You and I have known each other a very long time.
You know I love James River.
I know how much you love James River and how long we've known each other, so can we please dispense with the "hail fellow, well met" bullshit? Let me tell you a story.
I went to Israel last summer.
Unbelievable place.
Place of constant surprise and amazement.
It was Well, it was wonderful.
You should go.
Anyway One day I found myself at the site of the pool of Siloam.
You ever read that Bible story when you were a kid, about the pool of Siloam? How Jesus healed a blind man who had been blind from birth.
That's exactly what this place should be.
This hospital should be considered a place just like that, a place where people come and they expect to be healed.
Have you come for the healing?! Have you come to be made whole?! Let me hear you say "amen"! Christina I can feel it.
I can.
What about you? Can you feel it? Let me hear you say "amen.
" There are two kinds of people who profess to be healers.
There are the true healers, and then there are The charlatans.
And what are you? Are you a fake, a phony? Or are you a true healer Offering hope? And Jesus said, "touch the water and be healed.
" Come on back, Christina.
Come back to this place and do what you were meant to do, what you were born to do.
Touch the water and be healed.
Touch it.
When you're ready.
Not darning socks here.
The key to suturing-- Is smooth Dr.
Shaw, may I see you? Contreras, step in.
What is it? The money's gone.
What? Baldridge brought over papers authorizing power of attorney.
When I called the bank, they said the account had been closed.
He took it all.
Baldridge took the money.
But I've still got his key.
He hasn't picked up the car.
Unless he had another key.
What do I do? Call the police.
So, his wife called.
Pretty crazy, huh? Yeah.
And he says he's gonna stay, which I should feel good about, but But why don't you? Exactly.
Well, I think you know the answer.
Do I? You know, I never told you this.
I haven't told your mom, either.
But, uh When your dad was dying, I was his doctor.
And I started having feelings for your mom.
And I hated myself for it.
You know, I felt like the lowest of the low, and I just-- I just couldn't-- I couldn't help myself.
I-- I literally could not control my emotions.
But the one thing I could control was how-- How I acted and how I behaved.
You didn't start seeing mom till, like, a year after my dad died.
Exactly.
And, you know, waiting that year was the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
But I knew that if your mom and I ever had a chance I don't want to lose him.
Well, you know, that's-- That's a risk we all take when we open ourselves up to someone.
Hey.
Hey.
That's sweet.
Thanks.
Mm.
So, um, I thought today-- Actually, Miles, um There's something I need to say to you, if you'll just listen for a second.
Hmm.
I know what it was like for my mom, not having a husband, and I know what it was like for me, not having a dad.
And I don't think I could live with us being responsible for something like that.
Your kids are what matter most.
Wait.
Camille-- No.
I love you.
But, please, go be with your family.
Thank you, gentlemen.
Nurse Jackson? You think you could give her a minute? I do not.
This will only take a minute.
So, Eric Pertrak.
Yeah.
Not Eric Baldridge.
According to the police, I'm not the first one who fell for his con.
I know what you're gonna say.
I'm a complete idiot.
And this never would have happened if I-- Wasn't gonna say that.
As a matter of fact, I'm really sorry you lost your money.
If the police don't make any progress by Tomorrow, I'll get into it, and I guarantee you we will get this jagoff.
I don't like jagoffs.
I know.
Ironic, right? Let me know.
Oddly, I really think he means it.
I also think he believes I'll go back to being a floor nurse.
Would that be so bad? What are you saying? Morrissey pressured you into taking a job you never wanted.
But even if I didn't want it, I wanted to be good at it.
Well, that's what I was gonna say.
I didn't want you to take the job either, but I can see you're good at it.
The point is, which job makes you really happy? I'll support whatever you want to do.
But there is one thing.
Can you double-check with me the next time you want to give away $1 million? You know, when everything else fails, you're the only thing that makes sense to me.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Really? Robin Jackson Will you marry me? I'd love to.
It's so beautiful.
Where did you get it? I drove to D.
C.
this morning.
You know something? I'm gonna miss that car.
Hey.
Hey.
So, I just had a-- A very interesting conversation with Camille.
Can you come here and sit down for a minute? Sure.
I have something I need to talk to you about.
Okay.
First I want to say that I love you.
I, uh, made a Really big mistake.
The other night, when I was at Nick's I slept with him.
I'm so sorry, Tom.
I really am.
Do you love him? Christina, do you love him? Don't move.
You once told me to never stop listening.
Now it's your turn.
You come near Christina one more time, it'll be the last thing you ever do.