The Guardian (2001) s02e07 Episode Script

The Innocent

Nick? Laurie.
Do you remember the Caffey family from East Liberty? Yeah, 3 kids, mother died of cancer.
Their middle boy was mauled to death by a dog over the weekend.
He was only in the third grade.
How'd that happen? I don't know.
He was with his father.
Family must be devastated.
The wake's tonight.
I thought since they were your clients No, listen, I got a dinner tonight.
Trinity Funeral Home, Carson Street, across from the gas station.
Did you hear me, Laurie? I said I have a dinner tonight.
Laurie? [Telephone ringing] [Ringing] [Door slams] LULU: Alvin? [Footsteps] Alvin, are you still here? You know, I wanted to ask you about Oh.
Uh, can I help you? You work here? Yes.
Uh are you here to see someone? Alvin Masterson? Uh, he's not here.
There's other people here, but, uh, he's not here.
I'm here about my wife.
Well, you should come back tomorrow, then.
Took me more than 2 hours to get here.
Sir? Sir.
Sir! Me? Yes.
Heh heh heh! I haven't been called "sir" since Michael Jackson was black.
Heh heh heh! I've been in prison since 1981 for a murder somebody else did, but I need a lawyer about a divorce.
Oh.
Well, l I was just gonna tell you that Mr.
Masterson is usually here at 8:30 in the morning, so you should come back then tomorrow.
OK.
Thank you.
Have you been in there yet? No.
I was waiting for you.
Um, I was actually concerned that they wouldn't recognize me.
It was just last spring you set up the kids' guardianship.
Andrea's very fond of you.
Really? Yeah.
2 funerals in 6 months.
God, how much are these people gonna be asked to bear? Yeah, well, let's get it over with.
MAN: Thank you, Harry.
Thanks, Joanne.
Thanks for coming.
Mr.
And Mrs.
Burke.
Ms.
Solt.
Mr.
Fallin.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you.
- Hi, Mr.
Fallin.
- Andrea.
The government shouldn't be here.
No, Dad.
You don't belong here.
Can you make him leave? We're just here to pay our respects, sweetheart.
MRS.
BURKE: Oh, my God.
He's on drugs.
Tom, you've gotta get him out of here.
Unh.
Ohh! Daddy! It's his diabetes.
Get him on the chair.
Somebody get some juice or hard candy.
ANDREA: It's OK.
I need his upper arm.
[Moaning] TOM: You know how to use that? - Yes, I do.
He's gonna be all right.
Always is.
[MAN SINGING] Well, there is trouble in my mind There is dark There's dark and there is light There is no order There is chaos And there is crime There is no one home tonight In the empire of my mind There is trouble in my mind All the chaos In my mind We want to adopt the girls.
First you'll need to ask the court to terminate Louis Caffey's parental rights.
That's fine.
I mean, after their mother died, well, he hasn't provided a penny for support.
He comes and goes in their lives as he pleases.
And now Brendan Mr.
Fallin will set up a hearing and represent you.
MRS.
BURKE: What happened to Brendan, is it enough to win? We will need testimony from the girls.
Andrea, you mentioned that your father had done drugs.
He says he has a medical condition, but he's a junkie.
NICK: OK.
MR.
BURKE: Tell him, Andrea, what you told me.
I saw my father do heroin.
A bunch of times.
I even helped him with a needle once.
He said it was like his diabetes medicine, but it had to be kept a secret.
OK.
And twice, when I was too little to understand, he made me go ask Chicky for drugs when he was out of money.
And I know that he was doing drugs when Brendan got killed because Chicky's house is right across the street from the junkyard.
So is that the kind of testimony you need? That kind of stuff? Ah, you got a new client waiting.
Albert Gregg.
You've already met.
The murderer? - He didn't do it, Lulu.
- Alvin.
He was released from Western Pen a couple of months ago.
There's a pardon from the governor in his file.
You're kidding.
You know, he told me he was sent to prison back in Yeah.
What happened? He was mistakenly identified as robbing a liquor store and killing the owner.
He put in for a DNA test this year, and it cleared him.
Well, if it was a citizen's mistake, he can't sue the state.
No, he's not interested in suing.
He's interested in keeping his wife.
Mr.
Gregg? Hi.
Come on in.
Do you mind? Oh, no.
That's fine.
Have a seat.
Uh, Mr.
Gregg, I'm I'm really sorry that I couldn't help you when we first met.
Oh, that's all right.
I understand.
You were scared.
Shoot.
I scare everybody.
Even my wife.
Your wife wants a divorce? That's what she thinks she wants.
How long have you been you can have a seat.
Oh.
Thanks.
So how long have you been married? Met Janet back in 1991.
She taught Bible classes to the inmates.
You know, she was the only person in there who really believed that I was innocent.
When they let me out, I knew it was Janet's prayers that did it.
Why does she want a divorce? [Sighs] I have nightmares.
Can't find a job.
I'm just not a proper husband to her.
Yet.
Well, it's ultimately impossible to block a divorce.
The most we can do is try and stall it.
Oh, OK, then, stall it.
Um, she's citing indignities.
But that's really just a catch-all reason for divorce, and her use of it means that you can request counseling sessions.
Good.
Good.
See, that'll give me time to get myself together.
You know, if I can just find a job, she'll see.
I won't just be hangin' around the house.
Uh, your last job was for the county? Yeah.
Worked in the courthouse.
I was a handyman.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I have to talk to you.
About the accident.
OK.
The newspapers say that Brendan was alone on the sidewalk and he opened the gate that let that dog out.
I have the police reports.
But that's wrong.
He wouldn't have done that.
He was petrified of dogs.
Well, the important thing for the TPR is that your father abandoned Brendan on the street He was petrified of dogs.
You should probably speak to the Burkes about this.
I did, and they won't get into it.
They think it's too upsetting for me.
Well, I understand that.
I want to talk to someone at that junkyard.
Come with me, please? No.
You're a man in a suit.
You'll get answers.
You know, it's not really what I do.
He could read that easy.
And there's a man there.
Let's go talk to him.
L I'll talk to him.
You wait here.
Hey.
Excuse me.
Looking for a part? No.
I'm looking for a guy called Bill Jenkins.
L I knew the kid that was killed here last week.
Ohh.
I'm real sorry about that.
Tragic.
The boss is working at one of the other yards this week.
Did you work Saturday? No, thank God.
I just started.
You replace someone? Yeah, a guy named Danny.
You know his last name? Don't know.
Any idea where I could find him? Sorry.
You want me to leave a message or anything for Bill? No.
No, that's fine.
Thanks.
Andrea.
I'm sorry.
Dad never really took care of him like he was supposed to.
But God will now.
LULU: Judge Hearn.
JUDGE HEARN: Mrs.
Olsen.
Uh, do you have a minute to meet someone? Hello.
GREGG: We met before.
This is Albert Gregg.
You sentenced him to life for robbery-homicide.
I'm sure you've heard about his situation.
Actually, yes.
Well, we really don't mean to put you on the spot, but my client harbors no ill will whatsoever for that tragic mistake.
When I looked over his file, I was very glad to see that you presided over the case because I knew that you'd help out, your honor.
Help out? With what? GREGG: Just like that, he got me my job back! Well, it was the least he could do.
I couldn't even get county human resources to answer my calls.
Wait'll I tell Janet! MR.
BURKE: Mr.
Fallin? I know you're busy, but I'm doing a job 2 floors down.
You got a minute? Yeah.
Come in, Mr.
Burke.
How are you? - I'm good.
- Take a seat.
I'm worried about the adoption.
Are you having second thoughts? No, no, no.
No, no.
God, no.
We're the godparents.
I'm worried about the adoption going through with our money situation.
OK.
Uh, well, you're working.
Yeah, yeah.
So is Joyce, but with everything that's happened, we're strapped.
See, I had a bid in on a house, but I had to pull it to pay for Brendan's funeral.
Right.
You have a separate bed for each child? - Yeah, of course.
- Well, then, you're all set.
Wow.
Thank God.
See, I thought we were going to start something with this termination hearing we couldn't finish, and then the girls would end up with strangers.
That's not gonna happen.
OK.
Good.
- Mr.
Burke.
- Yeah? Andrea said Brendan was afraid of dogs.
Yeah.
Yeah, he was.
Yeah, he'd even stiffen up just at the sound of barking.
I kept trying to tell her, you know.
Kids wander.
That's why you don't leave them alone.
[Dialing telephone] Hi.
I'd like to speak to Danny.
Oh.
Oh, well, uh you know, maybe you can help me out.
I'm a friend of his.
The court has honored our petition requesting that Mr.
And Mrs.
Gregg attend counseling sessions.
LEVINE: 3 sessions.
Mrs.
Gregg would like these sessions scheduled as soon as possible in order to expedite the divorce proceedings.
OK.
We can do that.
However, Mr.
Gregg does request that Mrs.
Gregg attend these sessions in the spirit in which they are intended.
I got a job, honey.
In the spirit of generosity and sensitivity to his present situation, my client will allow Mr.
Gregg to stay in her home for an additional 2 weeks.
You said a month.
Now that Mr.
Gregg is employed, he should immediately work to secure a new living arrangement.
My client is very appreciative of Mrs.
Gregg's generosity.
Thank you.
LEVINE: Good day.
Hey, one second.
What the hell was that? A Hail-Mary pass.
What else did I have to lose? Well, uh, it just, it wasn't appropriate.
At all.
NICK: Hey, Danny? Hi.
$4.
00.
No, I'm actually just here to talk to you.
My name's Nick Fallin.
Your car's in the lot.
$4.
00.
OK.
I heard you saw what happened to that boy at Pitt's.
I don't want to talk about that.
- I only have singles.
- That's fine.
You know, it's just a few questions.
I said I don't want to talk about it.
You know, I'm asking for his sisters.
Brendan had 2 sisters.
Brendan was his name? Brendan Caffey, yeah.
He was 8 years old.
One of his sisters told me he was afraid of dogs.
The police had that dog put down, you know? I mean, I like animals and that, but that one, I was real glad.
She also thought he wouldn't be able to open the gate.
I'm supposed to be working, you know.
I know.
Has the dog ever been vicious before? Are you kiddin' It's nasty.
I told Mr.
Jenkins a hundred times.
I never really liked that dog.
That dog get loose that day, Danny? Did it? Can someone go to jail for leaving a gate open? Pitt Parts was bought by Kaiser Auto last year.
Kaiser, they've got that ad on TV.
[SINGING] Your friendly family car store They're also a little league sponsor.
And their guard dog mauled a kid to death.
Pain and suffering alone will net half a million for the estate.
Right, here's the police report.
It's yours.
The plaintiff's the father, right? That's right.
And you're representing the kids against him? That's why I can't take the case.
Yeah, we are kinda at the same firm.
Have him sign a conflict waiver.
- Yeah, OK.
- All right.
When do I get to meet my client? I'll call you.
- Miss Solt's inside already.
- Dad's a no-show.
MRS.
BURKE: But we're ready.
We need to talk.
Come with me.
Take a seat.
I want to postpone the hearing.
- What?! - No way! A new witness has come forward.
The report on Brendan's death is not accurate.
Oh, my God.
The poor angel.
The gate was already open, so the company that owns the parts yard is liable.
Even so, Mr.
Fallin, this is one of many incidents.
It doesn't let Lou off the hook.
No, it doesn't, but according to the law, Lou, as the father of the victim, is the only one that can recover damages.
He'd get money? Yes, and if you terminate his parental rights, the girls will not be entitled to any of it.
I think we should still go ahead with the hearing.
My wife is right.
But this isn't about money.
It's about stopping Lou from picking the girls up from school and takin' 'em God knows where.
OK.
No, no, wait a minute.
- Andrea, what is it? - You don't have enough money.
You spent it all on us, on the funeral, on St.
Agatha's.
He should be paying child support and tuition.
You can always pursue parental termination later.
I hate to slow down the adoption, but maybe we should be realistic.
I vote for Mr.
Fallin's plan.
Mrs.
Olsen.
Please, don't let Janet know about this.
You can't let my wife find out! - Mr.
Gregg - Please, Mrs.
Olsen! Please.
Don't let Janet find out.
She can't know Judge Hearn.
Your office number was the only one on his employment form.
What happened? He assaulted a fellow member of the janitorial staff, a man I know personally.
Oh, my God.
You know, you put me face to face with my worst nightmare.
I so wanted to help him.
As if I could make up for what does to a man.
I'm so sorry.
So am I.
[Knock on door] Nick.
The, uh, Caffey litigation.
- How's it going? - There's there's nothing.
There's the autopsy report.
I mean, the real money in these cases comes from pain and suffering, and the kid died instantly, so, I mean, the most we could hope for is What? A fee, um, 60,000.
- Yeah.
- [Laughs] That's a lot of money for this family.
Uh Well, OK, but it's it's still not worth my time.
Well, Kaiser's still gonna want to settle this thing quickly.
Look, Nick, l - Jake.
Don't drop the case.
The family needs the money.
You know, this has gone from you doing me a favor to you owing me big time.
- Fine.
- Fine.
LULU: All right, tell me what happened.
Supervisor asked me to fix a broken sewer pipe in the men's room.
I wanted to do it then, but he said, no, it had to be at the end of the day when nobody was in there.
OK.
I told him I had a woman to go home to.
He thought he was a funny man.
Wanted to send me home to my wife stinkin' like a sewer.
You know, l I think that you're gonna need someone to, uh help you make the transition back into society.
If you're talkin' about a headshrinker, I'm not crazy.
It doesn't mean you're crazy.
What does it matter anyway? When I don't come home, she's gonna find out.
Well, I have a friend.
A friend of mine has agreed to represent you, and he's gonna bring it in front of the judge today.
You should've seen Angela Livetti's face when I climbed into this car.
She a friend? No.
That's why it's fun.
So you didn't get in trouble for canceling the hearing? No.
I told the judge it wasn't the right time for you to pursue it.
I thought I knew what lawyers did.
I guess I don't.
Lawyers, ha.
What do lawyers do? We interpret the law whichever way helps our client.
So there's no right or wrong.
No.
There's best interests of the client.
I wish church laws worked like that in a person's best interest.
You know, when my dad started stealing and lying and not coming home, if a priest said, " Mrs.
Caffey, "marriage is supposed to last forever, "but it really isn't in your best interests at this time" Your mother stayed with your father because she was Catholic? Stupid rule, right? Well, it's not my religion.
What church do you go to? I don't.
I freaked you out when I started praying in the junkyard, didn't I? No.
Do you believe in God? Sometimes, yeah.
Sometimes no.
How about heaven and hell? [Sighs] I believe in God.
But l I picture him like a a glob.
I can't imagine some father.
Hey, sorry, I thought I should park in the lot.
Oh, this is Jake Straka.
He's he's representing your father.
- Hi.
ANDREA: Hi.
Oh.
There he is, the waste of life on the second stool.
So my client hangs out here, huh? Yeah, here or across the street at Chicky's house doing drugs.
You wanna wait in the car? No.
I hate this place.
I'm just gonna walk home.
Yeah, you know, this is kind of a bad neighborhood.
I practically grew up here, Mr what was it? - Straka.
- Straka.
Tough cookie.
[Door creaks] Mr.
Caffey.
[Scoffs] You come to dance on my grave? What's that? I lost my my girls today.
I got the notice.
I wasn't gonna go down there and listen to that crap.
The Burkes canceled the hearing.
- They did? - Yeah, they did.
This is my partner Jake Straka.
Hey, man.
So, uh Lou, um, it seems to me that your daughters mean a lot to you.
L I love my children.
L-I 'm a I'm a workin' man.
OK? I'm a roofer.
I got sick, and my poor wife got the cancer There may be a way you can help Andrea and Kristen.
What what do you know about my family? Well, we know you may be entitled to some money due to the circumstances of your son's death.
- Money? - Yeah, from from a lawsuit.
We don't want another episode like we did the other night, huh? [Spits] [Hacking] What do you mean, money? Uh, uh, h-how how how how do I get the money? Why don't you just come by our office in the morning? We can talk.
OK.
- Good.
- Sure.
JAKE: He's sick, huh? NICK: He's high.
JAKE: Will it get any better tomorrow morning? NICK: Who knows? Nick.
There's a bum sitting out there in the the lobby.
Call security, OK? He's a client.
He's Jake's client.
- Jake? - Yeah.
I thought he left those circus freaks behind when he became a partner.
I referred him.
He's from L.
S.
P.
- Oh, L.
S.
P.
- Yeah.
Well, let's keep this particular project out of the lobby, all right? JAKE: Mr.
Caffey, come on this way.
Sure.
Oh, Brendan.
Those sons-a-bitches, man, what they did to my son.
We're very sorry.
They lied to me! I mean, they, they lied to me about my son! They were trying to protect themselves because they knew they were negligent.
The question is whether or not you want to pursue an action, Mr.
Caffey.
[Scoffs] I do, yeah.
I wanna make them pay.
OK, if I were to represent you, I need you to sign a waiver saying that you don't mind that Mr.
Fallin and I work at the same firm.
Well, that's fine.
That's fine.
OK, well, I'll let you two continue this.
But, um, Mr.
Fallin Uh, I can't be involved in your case.
No, no, uh, it's it's about, uh, Kristen and Andrea.
I just wanna let 'em know that, uh, things are gonna be different, you know? I mean, I'm I'm gonna be a better man.
You know, l I just think that the girls need me now, you know? L I wanna see them, Mr.
Fallin.
So if you could just sign at the bottom and date it Case number 565509.
Assault.
Uh, your honor, my client has some psychological issues.
We'd like to resolve this immediately and get him some counseling.
We have no problem with that.
We'd also like to recommend some anger-management counseling as well.
JUDGE: This is a first offense? LAWYER: Yes.
The court sentences Albert Gregg to 120 days of informal probation.
You stay out of trouble, Mr.
Gregg, we'll dismiss these charges.
You must attend psychological counseling.
SECOND LAWYER: Excuse me, your honor.
The commonwealth would like to ask for 50 hours.
No problem, your honor.
You will attend 50 hours of psychological counseling and take an anger-management course.
My clerk will provide you with a list of approved programs.
[Bangs gavel] Case number 551106.
Thank you.
I wish they were all this easy.
Mrs.
Olsen, I should've got just probation.
I'm not a criminal.
You assaulted someone.
How am I gonna explain to Janet about all those doctor's hours? How can I explain that? You just need to go home and tell her the truth.
Just tell her that you're having trouble transitioning, that's all.
Keep the tie.
Brian doesn't wear it, and Janet might like it.
So, Kristen.
How's first grade? Second.
That's right.
Second.
How's second grade? KRISTEN: Good.
- Yeah? You reading, uh, a lot of books? Joyce makes me read every night.
And and and what about you? You're not getting too distracted by all the boys now, are ya? No.
They're all idiots.
Oh.
[Laughs] Oh, here here you go.
I got, uh these are for you.
One each.
KRISTEN: Thank you.
LOU: They're, uh, watches.
ANDREA: Thanks.
Oh, I didn't forget you, Tom.
This is just a drop in the bucket from my check to show you I'll be good on my debts.
Good.
That's good, Lou.
The girls need to get to school.
Oh, uh, all right.
Well, you better scoot.
I know how those nuns are.
St.
Agatha's doesn't have nuns anymore.
The teachers are real people.
Oh.
ANDREA: Bye.
Um, what what do you say the 3 of us get together on Saturday, have some ice cream? Just like old times? Lou, why don't we wait on it, OK? Why? The visits are supposed to be supervised.
Oh.
Well, uh, uh, uh, later then, yeah? TOM: Yeah.
KRISTEN: Bye.
Good-bye.
Good-bye.
Are you still sick, Daddy? Sick? What? Joyce says that's why you do bad things.
Kristen, honey, come on.
We don't wanna be late.
These these things take time.
Hey.
Wasn't expecting to see you again today.
I actually just hung up with a really good state therapist who specializes in working with ex-inmates.
I have the number, and also since we don't know when you're gonna be working again, I, uh, have some forms for you to fill out for state assistance.
State assistance? The state owes me more than doctor hours and welfare.
This the best you can do for me? Well, I did get you a job, Mr.
Gregg, and you clearly showed that you-you're just not ready for it.
You know, you got that fancy ring on your finger, but you spend all your time in this place.
Excuse me? Where's your husband's picture? That's none of your business Who are you to talk to me like I'm some child?! I don't! I didn't You can keep your welfare! Oh, OK! Do you know that she kicked me out?! 'Cause of what you said! What do you know about it?! Aah, let go of me! What do you know about anything?! Hey, what the hell are you doin', huh?! No, it's all right, JAMES: Lulu.
I'm all right.
JAMES: Hey, somebody call the police.
No, don't! Don't! He assaulted you! LULU: I'm OK.
James, it's OK.
Just just go.
You should get outta here.
JAMES: Go on! Get outta here before I call the police.
You all right? Yeah, I'm OK.
JAKE: So what's Kaiser offering here? You've got nothing here.
According to the autopsy, you have no pain and suffering.
Well, my client is claiming lost future earnings.
Good luck proving an Well, straight-' 'A " student, altar boy.
I won't need any luck.
There's a huge contributory negligence issue with your client.
He left his kid alone.
Ah, I'm sure the press would love to hear how Kaiser's insurer blamed the child's grieving father.
We'll give you 10,000 as a goodwill gesture.
Not a chance.
- 100.
- My authority ends at 80.
- Throw in the funeral costs.
- 1,000.
- 4.
- 2.
- 3.
- Deal.
- 83,000.
- Done.
Great.
I'll make my lunch appointment.
Lulu.
- You all right? - Yeah.
James told me what happened.
Oh, so, he told you I'm all right.
Yeah.
You should've let him call the police.
Oh, what are you talking about? I mean, I'm gonna run crying to the police because a client grabs my arm? - Yes, yes.
- No.
Is that what you would do? - No.
- OK, so then why should I? Here, put this on.
It's freezing out here.
I'm not cold.
I'm fine! I just I just came out here to get some air.
OK, I'm sorry.
All right? L I appreciate you being protective.
No, I wasn't.
I was concerned.
OK, I appreciate you being concerned, but I'm fine.
I just I was a little bit scared.
- That's all.
- You're OK now? Yeah.
What is it with you, huh? [Sighs] Well, I just I just thought with this incident that you might need to talk about it or or anything.
[Laughs] So now you want to talk to me? Every conversation we have ends with you telling me I should divorce Brian.
Who? OK.
I'm gonna go back inside.
Thank you.
LOU: $56,000? After our fee.
[Laughs] I'm a rich man! You should really think carefully about how you want to I don't even know.
L I gotta celebrate, man.
Do you mind if l if I, um, I'll give this jacket back to you, like, tomorrow.
- All right? - OK.
You know what? Hey, where did you get this? Because, you know, maybe I could get a couple myself.
Hey, you hear the good news?! Yeah, I did.
Congratulations.
Hey, thank you, man.
Thank you! The Burkes will be glad to hear it.
[Scoffs] Oh, here we go.
There's a house that they're looking at.
If you repay them for Brendan's funeral costs, they could buy it.
Oh, so, uh, l I write a check and suddenly I'm father of the year? Is that right? They they couldn't even pretend at that visit.
I know it was awkward.
And you.
You you bring me up here, to this nice fancy office, and you have your buddy here take such good care of me.
What am I supposed to think, that you're my friend or something like that? If it weren't for the money, I would not even be able to see my own children right now! Isn't that right, Mr.
Fallin, huh?! You have an opportunity to do something very good for your kids.
So they can live happily ever after with with Tom Burke?! If Tom Burke wants to be the father of my kids, he can use his own goddamn money, all right?! They can all go to hell.
What's this? It's a lien from the court.
Freezing his settlement.
Mrs.
Olsen, do you have a minute? Uh, Mrs.
Gregg, you should probably contact me through your lawyer.
I need to talk to you woman to woman.
OK.
Come on in.
I want you to stop feeding Albert's delusions that I'm not leaving him and that he can behave any way he wants.
I don't think that I've done that at all.
He assaulted a man first day on the job and walked away that same day.
Well, would you prefer that he went back to prison? No! I wouldn't, but I would've preferred you didn't blame it on adjustment issues.
I'm getting a divorce from Albert whether it's now or later, and it's not because he doesn't have a job or has nightmares or keeps all the doors and windows open.
OK, well, then why? Did he ever tell you I'm his world? Yes, he did.
That's not a good thing to be to a man who thinks the world owes him.
I can't say I'm surprised.
- You sure you don't want any? - No, thanks.
What he wanted was to waltz in, be treated like the big hero.
Maybe I could've sucked it up better.
- I don't - Tom, don't.
Nothing will change who he is.
I already put a lien on his assets.
TOM: Now what? You sue for back and future child support, including tuition and Brendan's funeral costs.
Lawsuits.
How long will that take? Several months.
Maybe a year.
Then there's the legal costs.
Well, I can represent you through legal services.
All that time out of work.
There's no guarantee.
I think we should pursue the parental termination.
Yeah.
I do, too.
You know, as long as we fight him, he's still in our lives, and we just need a fresh start away from him and all that nonsense.
No, no.
Don't let them do this! - Mr.
Fallin, tell them to fight! - Andrea.
Don't you want a house for the baby? TOM: We'll have a house.
Just later.
[Sighs] Let her go, Let her go.
She's got a right to be upset.
We appreciate all that you've done, Mr.
Fallin.
You certain? Yeah.
All right.
I'll move on the TPR.
The priest told my mother that if she prayed for my father, maybe he'd stop doing drugs.
At school they said that being a drug addict is a disease, but it's not a disease 'cause you can stop it.
Cancer is a disease! I agree.
And then Brendan My dad always called him his best boy because he always did what he wanted him to.
The old people said that God took him, but I don't believe that.
My father threw him away.
And I told my father that if he ever did drugs in front of Brendan or Kristen, I'd call the cops, and that's why he left Brendan outside.
Andrea.
What happened was not your fault.
I know.
In my head, but still You're with very good people now.
Yeah, they are.
And what if there is no heaven and hell? When do they get what they deserve? You think if I went out for ice cream again with my dad and was real nice to him, that he'd give Tom's money back? I don't know.
Yeah, that's OK.
I know there's nothing more you can do for us.
LULU: Good night.
Mrs.
Olsen? Yeah.
You just couldn't stay away, could you? I'm not here to cause any trouble.
OK, James.
It's OK.
Mr.
Gregg, come come to my office.
These are to thank you for not calling the police and apologize for losing my temper.
Your wife doesn't want to stay with you.
Do you understand that? Oh, she she will.
I just need to get myself back together Mr.
Gregg, listen to me.
She won't.
How do you know? Because she came here and I spoke to her.
So what do I do? You, uh, you need to sign these divorce papers.
Go to your therapy sessions.
Put the same effort into starting a new life as you are trying to save your marriage.
You know, I, uh, I shouldn't have said those things about your husband's picture.
A marriage is between a man and a woman.
That's all right.
You really are doing the right thing, you know, by signing this.
Ah, I know.
It's what she wants.
But soon she'll be missing me and she'll come crawlin' back.
Good luck, Mr.
Gregg.
I won't need it.
She'll be back, Mrs.
Olsen.
This is how we knew to call you, Mr.
Straka.
This was in his jacket.
Yeah, it's, uh, my jacket.
It's, uh, my $920 jacket.
They think he was here all night.
You said the last time you saw him was yesterday afternoon? Yeah, around 4:00.
He, uh, won a settlement.
Said he wanted to go out and celebrate.
Drug overdose? Hypoglycemic shock.
But if it was drugs, that would explain how he let it get to that point.
This was a few feet from the body.
Why wouldn't he take his medicine? Your guess is as good as mine.
And it was laying right there.
OK, you gave me the family's info, I've got your numbers.
Do either of you have anything else you can add that would help us out here? No, I mean, I hardly knew him.
- How about you? - No, nothing.
Thanks, gentlemen.
JAKE: Well, it'll work out for your clients.
The girls will get the money.
They will.
I've never had a client die on me.
- I kinda feel bad for him.
- I don't.
I mean, how can a guy end up like that after everything we did for him? MAN: Lce Cream Shop.
D.
O.
A.
White male.
Medic on the scene.
WOMAN ON RADIO: What's the story on that, base?