The Waltons (1971) s07e05 Episode Script

The Obsession

Aren't you ever coming to bed? I'd sure like to, but I've got to study a while longer.
You've been working around the clock for weeks now.
- I don't know what's keeping you going.
- I'm all right, Mama.
Good night.
The war in Europe brought to Walton's Mountain a renewed awareness of the frailty of human freedom.
We realized that an ocean away, people were fighting and dying for independence.
In the fall of 1941, our family was to witness another fight for freedom.
It was a fight that would reveal to all of us a new kind of courage.
I always thought once your children were grown-up you could stop worrying about them.
- Which one now? - Mary Ellen.
She's been over-working herself for weeks.
She's just getting home.
If it were any of the other children, I'd be worried, too.
Mary Ellen's strong.
Nothing's gonna get her down.
She's stubborn, too.
She didn't get that from me.
Come in.
I just came to say good night.
That's about all I've been getting from you these days.
That and an occasional good morning.
John Curtis was sound asleep.
Did his new teeth bother him much? Some.
I wish you'd let us bring him in our room until you get over this studying.
It's the only time I get to be with him.
Pushing you pretty hard, are they, honey? I was lucky to get into this accelerated program, Daddy.
Means I can join Curt sooner.
Maybe these long hours will make you turn out to be a better nurse.
If you live through nursing school.
Don't worry, Mama.
It's almost near the end.
And I have a three-hour final coming up on Friday that I better get to work on.
Better get some sleep before you fall down.
I will.
Good night, Mama.
- Good night, Daddy.
- Good night, honey.
Remember I'm betting on you.
Five will get you ten I make it.
John Walton, what are these? Those are pieces of necktie, Liv.
When they don't come out even, I cut them off.
- Couldn't you re-tie it? - Haven't got time.
Besides, you know how I hate to wear neckties.
Stop that! You know how ticklish I am.
Precious, leave my feet be! What did you wake me for? How could I wake you when you was just playing footsie with me? I was sound asleep.
Oh, Yancy, stop that! My feet are way over there.
Then there's an animal in our bed! He must've sneaked in last night when I got up.
You let another animal into this house and you'll really have something to regret.
Oh, David, hello.
I wasn't sure whether to wake you or not.
- What time is it? - Nearly 2:00.
Oh, you're a life saver.
I have a biology class.
What I came down here for is to get a cup of coffee.
How about if I postpone that till after your class? Would you join me? I really ought to get back to studying.
Looks like you could use the caffeine.
- Okay, I'll meet you about 3:00.
- Okay.
Hi.
Are you all right? I'm behind on my beauty sleep.
By about a month.
You know, you don't have to put yourself through this.
When I was finishing school, I was just about dropping from exhaustion until an intern gave me some pills.
- What kind of pills? - Amphetamines.
Kept me going like a ball of fire.
- I don't know.
I don't like the idea.
- Well, that's up to you.
The way you look today, you're never gonna make it through exams.
I didn't know you was planning on taking no trip.
I'm leaving you, Yancy.
For good.
I'm miserable here.
But I thought we was happy as larks together.
We should be having a life of nuptial bliss.
But when I was woke this morning by a chicken pecking at my toes, I saw this was no place for me.
Sissy, my animals need me.
I am tired of tripping over Tiger.
And it's more than just your animals.
Sweetheart, if there's anything I've done, all you gotta do is tell me.
I wouldn't want you to go making yourself over even supposing you could.
It's just that I'm yearning for the kind of life I had before we was married.
I miss the bright lights out on Route 29.
But I married you to take you away from all that.
You took me too far away.
I'm not suited to the backwoods way of life.
I thought you loved me.
I do love you.
I just can't live with you.
Well, doggone, if I make any sense out of that.
Well, I think my leaving will do us both a lot of good.
We're just like star-crossed lovers.
Best we put some distance between us.
Goodbye, precious.
Sissy.
Tiger.
Tiger, she's gone.
Yeah.
I have never been tired like this before.
I bet I can even sleep standing up.
Well, I know you can sleep sitting down.
You're almost through though, aren't you? School ends this week and then there's the state licensing exam in two-and-a-half weeks.
And I can't think past this test on Friday.
Maybe I can help you study for it.
If you really wanna help me you could get me some pep pills.
Just to keep me from taking any more unscheduled naps.
You have to be careful with that stuff.
Just enough for three or four days.
Please, David? I never could say no to you.
Boys, you're looking at a man whose heart is broke.
Look on the bright side, Yancy.
You're practically a bachelor again.
That's right.
Remember what it was like before you got married? You could come and go as you pleased.
No one to get mad at you for coming home late.
With beer on your breath.
No woman telling you what to do.
- Or insult my chicken.
- That's right.
You can go fishing all day long.
Woman didn't understand me.
I'm a complicated man.
But now you're a free man.
- You're right.
You're both right! A toast! - To freedom! - To freedom! To freedom! - Oh, Tiger! - He feels better already.
Shouldn't you be at school? Forgot my dumb book.
Jason, could you please drive me to school today so I won't be late? Sure, just let me grab something to eat first.
Mary Ellen, you are so lucky.
No more school, no more homework, for the rest of your life! That's not true, Elizabeth.
I've got two weeks before the state exam, and about three hours left to cram for the hardest test I'm ever likely to take.
Were you able to get any sleep last night? Oh, just look at me, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
From my days as Jessica, girl spy, I'd say Mary Ellen didn't get any sleep at all last night.
How do you figure that? Obvious clue.
Give up? - You're too sharp for me.
- It's her uniform.
Mary Ellen wore that very uniform yesterday.
She never wears the same uniform two days in a row.
Therefore, she never got to bed.
She could've slept in it.
But if she'd slept in it, it would've been wrinkled all over.
- Not just in the skirt.
- Knock it off, you two.
Today I'm more concerned with this test than with what I'm wearing.
There's something else wrong with your theory, Jessica.
What? Anybody who's been up all night couldn't have as much energy as that.
I still think it's good detective work.
Come on, let's get you to school.
- Good luck on your test.
Hope you get an A.
Thanks.
- Hello.
- Hi, Daisy.
There are some extra diapers in there and a couple of his favorite toys.
I really appreciate your looking after John Curtis for me.
Daddy had to make a business call and he took Mom along with him.
John Curtis and I get along just fine.
Don't we? And I'm glad when you give me a chance to repay you for your lovely home.
Well, I'm just glad someone's keeping it warm for us.
I stopped by Ike's on the way over.
Letter from Curt? He has a weekend pass.
He'll be home tomorrow.
I don't know how I'm going to concentrate on that test today.
All the more reason for doing so now.
Listen, if you need help when Curt comes, let me know.
Thanks, Daisy.
Bye-bye, sweetheart.
Wish me luck.
Good luck.
- Hi.
- Hi! Today's the big day.
How are you holding up? Well, I'm still on my feet.
I'm gonna sleep for about two days when this exam is over.
- I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
- Thanks.
David, I did it.
I'm sure I passed my exam.
Congratulations! It's your help that really made the difference.
I'm always happy to oblige.
I got by on only half the pills I thought I'd need.
Hey, listen, do me a favor, okay? And get rid of the rest.
- I don't like you having them around.
- I will, I promise.
Good girl.
Now, I'm off on rounds.
Well, I think this'll help John Curtis' teething pain.
What is it? It's a little gift from Miss Mamie and Miss Emily.
Isn't he a little young for the Recipe? You're just going to be rubbing it on his gums.
It won't turn him into a guzzler.
Well, it's a good thing Grandma's visiting Cousin Jane.
I don't think John Curtis will squeal on us.
This is the way it should always be.
You and me together in the office, working.
Yeah, and necking.
Any way I can keep you here? No, I'm afraid not, but before you know it, you'll be joining me.
And you'll be back for my graduation.
Well, I would like to, I really would, but I'll never be able to get another pass that soon.
Listen, Mary Ellen.
I've been working a long time to get my graduation cap.
I was counting on sharing the moment with you.
You don't have time to feel sorry for yourself because you've got that state exam to study for.
I'm not worried about that exam.
It's going to be a breeze.
Oh, really? Is that right? Well, tell me something.
How is dimercaprol used? It has something to do with poison.
Well, I don't remember just now.
I think that you better start, because you're gonna have to do more than just pass that test.
If we're going to find work together you're gonna have to compete against other registered nurses for jobs.
You don't have much confidence in me.
Honey, you're a wonderful nurse.
And all I ask is for you to convince the state examiners of that.
So, you've got to buckle down for the next two weeks and really study hard.
I'll do my very best.
I do wanna be with you.
Okay.
Let's go see if Daisy and John Curtis are back from their walk.
It's time for me to say goodbye.
Seems like all we ever do is say goodbye.
Afternoon, Corabeth.
- Ike.
- Howdy, Yancy.
- Sure hope you got one of them for me.
- I might have.
Let's see.
Here it is.
Looks like it's in Sissy's handwriting.
Surely you know that they are estranged, of course.
- Estranged? You mean Sissy and Yancy? - Shh! Bad news? Sissy says she's gonna buy herself a divorce.
- Oh, my - Oh, my word! She's fixing to get back all her rightful property and she's going calling on a lawyer.
Alimony.
What kind of money? Well, that's the kind that some fancy attorney connives to make you pay to Sissy the rest of your days.
Where would I get any money? Well, surely, Sissy is just being precipitous.
Perhaps she has forgotten the words of the song I sang at your wedding.
I love you truly, truly, dear Life with its sorrow Life with its Well I better go break the bad news to Tiger.
Well, good luck, Yancy.
Don't let them lawyers bamboozle you.
Your attitude belies the seriousness of the situation.
Don't you realize that this is the first marital disengagement in the history of Walton's Mountain? You said you'd only need enough pills to get through that one exam.
That's before I found out how hard the state exam's going to be.
- And now you want a two-week supply? - That's not such an awful long time.
How did I let myself get talked into this? Because you're a good friend.
I'd appreciate some sedatives also.
You know, if you put enough of this stuff into your body, you're likely to start acting even funnier than you usually do.
If you don't stop fussing at me, I'll go to Curt's office.
I can always get what I need there.
Does Curt know you're taking these things? No, and there's no reason for him to know.
I'll be careful.
Trust me.
All right, but this is the last time.
Come in.
You're still up? I was finishing up a composition that's due tomorrow.
Today.
Yeah, the sun will be coming up before long.
How can you be so wide awake at this hour? Well, you'd be amazed how exhilarating organic chemistry can be.
- Well, don't stay up too long.
- No, I'm going to bed soon.
- Good night.
- Good night.
I thought Mary Ellen was the only one I had to worry about.
Now you've taken to staying up all hours of the night, too.
I don't plan to make a habit of it like Mary Ellen.
Good morning, everybody.
The sun's up and so is Mary Ellen Walton Willard.
I just gave the baby his bath and now he's hungry for his bottle.
I think I will skip breakfast myself.
Which means an extra serving for somebody else.
Jason, you look like you could use it.
You seem to be in high spirits this morning.
Well, there's a lot to do, and I'm looking forward to getting it done.
You sure you're all right? Well, I might have a small headache, but I can't let that slow me down.
Mama, do you know what Jim-Bob did? I'm not sure I want to know.
Well, he bet me a quarter that he could pick up a piece of paper with his nose.
Don't tell me he did it.
- He put rubber cement right there.
- Serves you right for gambling.
Come on, Erin, you owe me.
I'll pay you, but I don't have any change right now.
I don't take IOUs.
Oh, Mary Ellen, can I borrow a quarter to shut Jim-Bob up? Sure, seems like a worthy cause.
I didn't say you could go through my purse! Mary Ellen, you said I could borrow the money.
I don't care! You're old enough to respect my privacy.
Here's your money! And don't go through my things again! Sorry, Erin, I didn't mean to get you in trouble.
- She's awful touchy this morning.
- What a crab! - Mary Ellen, what's going on here? - Nothing.
I wish everyone would just leave me alone.
What's the matter with your mom? Hey, everybody.
- Hello, Yance.
- Hello, Yancy.
How are you? John, I dropped by 'cause I need some help with my divorce.
Yance, I don't know much about that kind of thing.
Me, neither.
See that's why I got this legal book.
I figured you and me can go through it and you can help me with them lawyer words.
Yance, I'm no good at that.
- Corpus delicti? - No, can't say I've ever heard of that.
- Tort? - Tort.
Yeah, I have heard that one.
Corabeth Godsey one time, she brought out these little pies.
I think she called them torts.
- I knew you'd be good at this! - I told you I wasn't any good.
We'll look through the rest of the book.
Yance, I'm telling you, this is all over my head.
Ben.
How about helping out an old buddy, Ben? I can't make heads or tails out of the whereases and the wherefores.
I sure would like to, Yancy, but I'm all tied up right now.
Yancy, maybe I can help you.
I always listen to Mr.
District Attorney.
You're a little young, ain't you, Elizabeth? Why, I bet Clarence Darrow started this young.
Clarence Darrow? You know about him? Well, maybe you can help me.
Where should we start? Well, first, I think we better go see Miss Emily and Miss Mamie.
Well Their pop was a judge.
They'd know all about law.
But maybe we shouldn't bother them sweet old ladies.
Yancy, if you want me to be your lawyer, you're gonna have to learn to trust in me and do what I say.
Elizabeth, we'll go to the Baldwins.
It's all yours, Melissa, try it out.
Oh, that looks fine.
- Are you all right? - What happened? - I just got dizzy.
- Thank goodness you're okay.
Maybe you ought to lie down for a little while.
No! I'm okay! Don't make a big to-do about this.
Let me take you in the house.
Just leave me alone! I'll get a drink of water and I'll be fine! I've never seen her so on edge.
You know, I've been wondering if she might not be keeping herself going on pills.
Well, I've worked with enough dancers who've taken them, and she's all fired up the same way.
Mary Ellen's not the type to even try that stuff.
Well, look at the way she's been acting, that dizzy spell.
I don't think it's a case of nerves.
Now, what's so important that you had to drag me all the way out here? I wanted to talk to you where we wouldn't be disturbed.
Well, we don't appear to have been followed.
Now, what is it? I've wasted enough time today already.
I've been thinking about your accident this afternoon.
I had a dizzy spell and ran over a curb.
You could hardly call that an accident.
Daisy Daisy thinks you might be taking some kind of medicine to keep you going.
What if I am? Don't look so shocked.
I'll stop as soon as I've taken the state exam.
That's over a week away.
I think you ought to stop now.
One dizzy spell does not mean I'm losing control.
You weren't in control when you were driving today.
I'll be more careful next time.
I can't stop now, Jason, this test is too important.
Don't wait too long, Mary Ellen.
You used to be the strongest-willed of all of us.
I'd hate to see you lose that.
Jason, I need them! Okay, John Curtis, how about you and me taking a little nap? Here you go.
Now, you just be quiet and let your mommy get some rest, okay? You all have pets here? Well, there are some bats in the attic and some squirrels, and several families of mice in the basement.
But they've been here as long as we have and we wouldn't think of evicting them.
Papa had a hunting dog.
His name was Beauregard.
He passed on in 1925.
He had been eating grass all day.
And as time went on he just became disoriented.
Grass will do that.
Excuse me, ladies, but Yancy is my client and we're here on legal matters.
Oh, yes, Mr.
Tucker, we've been hearing about Your marital difficulties.
It's all over town, ain't it? Miss Mamie, we were wondering if your father handled any divorces.
Well, not that I recall, but just let me check.
There must be one.
Maybe a scandal? Sister, wasn't there a case with a horse and a Mr.
Roberts? Well, if there was, it'll be in here.
Papa kept marvelous records.
Yes.
Here it is.
Mr.
Thomas Brooke Roberts.
Papa granted his wife a divorce because Mr.
Roberts had stolen a horse in Pennsylvania and was consequently a criminal.
I don't think Sissy has stolen any horses.
I'm almost sure she ain't.
Well, can you remember anything else that might help us? I have heard that the woman is granted custody of the progeny.
We never had one in the house.
Had a two-seater out back.
Oh, I think my sister was referring to children, Mr.
Tucker.
And pets are just like children.
How true.
Does Papa say anything about pets? Oh, dear me! It seems that Mrs.
Roberts was given all the livestock.
Except, of course, for the stolen horse, which was returned to Pennsylvania.
I knew it! The ex-wife always gets custody of the animals and the children.
Oh, no! Is that your homework you're reading, Jim-Bob? Yeah, and I've been at it for over an hour.
Well, a little longer won't strain you.
Mama, how am I supposed to study with John Curtis making all that noise? You hollered worse than that when you were cutting teeth.
I wish Mary Ellen would make him shut up.
I'll go up and see if I can take him off her hands for a while.
Oh, John Curtis.
Poor baby.
Oh, yes.
There.
Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen? What is it? - Is the baby all right? - Yeah, he's fine.
I hated to wake you, but I was concerned about you.
You were sound asleep and John Curtis was crying right beside you.
You didn't hear a thing.
I guess I was more tired than I thought.
Whether you like it or not, I'm moving John Curtis in with your daddy and me until this examination is over.
Okay.
You got enough on your mind without worrying about him.
I'll send Ben up to get the crib.
Now you try to get some more sleep.
I'm a broken man.
I could get used to the loss of Sissy, but my pets We haven't lost yet.
I'll look for a loophole.
That's what a good lawyer has to do.
There's got to be a loophole.
Elizabeth, why don't you take Papa's notebook? Perhaps you'll find something in there that will aid you.
- Guard it with your very life.
- I will.
Thank you.
Mr.
Tucker, we do hope you'll have a happy issue from all your romantic suffering.
I do love a happy ending.
- To what, Sister? - Why, to everything, Sister.
I've never known a mother to sleep in the same room while her baby's crying.
That's not natural.
You think there's something wrong with her besides being worn out? Maybe.
I keep worrying about it.
Look, Liv, I'm going to make a delivery tomorrow.
Be gone overnight.
Why don't you come along and get your mind off Mary Ellen? It will take more than a trip to do that.
I don't know what good standing around here and worrying about her is going to do you.
She's got to take her exam in two days.
I told her I'd take care of the baby.
All right, Liv, but I think you're letting your fears mushroom all out of proportion.
You're probably right.
But that doesn't make them seem any smaller.
- Goodbye, Daddy.
- Goodbye, honey.
And goodbye, young lady.
You be good now, huh? - I will.
When will you be back? - Tomorrow morning, early.
But if you go before I get back, you knock 'em dead.
You hear? - I'll sure try.
- And don't stay up all night cramming.
I won't.
It's important I get a good night's rest before this test.
All right.
- I'm relieved to hear that.
I wish I had finished studying.
Two days and I still haven't found a loophole for Yancy.
If there is one you'll find it, honey.
- I hope so.
- Say goodbye to the others.
Regards to Matt and Betty Lou.
- Bye.
- Drive carefully.
- Have fun.
- Bye-bye, Daddy.
Well, back to the books.
I've got a couple more hours of studying to do.
- I'll be glad when all this is over.
- Oh, not half as glad as I will.
I never thought I'd see my youngest daughter reading the law, especially at age 12.
In Portia Faces Life they had a lady lawyer.
I listened to it last summer.
Lawyers spend a lot of time in school before they go advising people what to do.
I don't think you ought to involve yourself in Yancy and Sissy's problems.
- But I'm only trying to solve them, Mama.
- By helping them get a divorce? No, Mama, by getting them back together again.
That's what Judge Baldwin says a lawyer's first duty is in divorce cases.
Then what are you doing looking through there for loopholes? Don't you see? If I make them think they'll be separated forever, then they'll want to get back together again.
I hope your strategy doesn't backfire.
It didn't backfire on you when you did it on Ben and Jim-Bob.
When did I ever do anything like that? Remember when they kept fighting? You told them that one of them would have to stay in the shed.
That got them back together real quick.
I had no idea you were on to what I was trying to do.
Everyone knew.
Except Ben and Jim-Bob.
I see.
Well, I'm glad you were paying attention.
Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen? Mary Ellen! What are you doing here this time of night? I didn't mean to wake you.
I heard some glass breaking.
Everything's fine, just go back to bed.
Is anything wrong? Can I help? Nothing's wrong! When I asked you to stay here, I didn't expect you to be snooping around the office at night.
Now, good night.
My God.
Daisy! Jason, is that you? Daisy called me at the Dew Drop.
What happened? - What's this? - Sedatives.
I've been taking them to get to sleep.
I ran out, so I went to Curt's office to get some more.
I didn't take any.
I don't want to take any ever again.
She's also been taking stimulants to keep going.
Only, she'd get going so fast, she couldn't slow down enough to sleep.
She'll probably feel the need for them for a few more days.
Tell us what we can do to help you.
Just stay with me.
Jason, go get some blankets, warm up some milk.
We're spending the night here.
Oh, Mama.
I wish I was a baby again and you could just rock me to sleep.
I'm here, Mary Ellen.
- Mama, why can't I sleep? - Give it time.
You've been with me for hours and I'm not feeling any sleepier.
You go try to lie down on the couch.
I'll be right back.
Want me to heat you up some more warm milk? No, I think I've had my limit of warm milk.
How about a hot water bottle? When you were little and you used to have trouble getting to sleep, sometimes I'd read to you.
Seemed to help.
I'm too old for fairy tales, Mama.
This isn't a fairy tale, Mary Ellen.
It's your book on Florence Nightingale.
John-Boy gave me that book when I went to nursing school.
I thought I'd start by reading his inscription to you.
"Mary Ellen, I thought you ought to have this book, "not only because Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in nursing, "but also because she was a woman who dreamed great dreams "and had the spirit and courage to fight for those dreams.
"I am certain that you will grow up to be that same kind of woman.
"John-Boy.
"Chapter One.
"Florence Nightingale was born in England in 1820.
" selfless dedication to serving others.
"We now realize how very important "her tireless efforts were to humanity in general.
"Few professions can trace their origins back to the efforts of one particular person.
"The field of nursing can, to Florence Nightingale.
" What's going on here? It looks like some kind of slumber party.
Oh, I guess you could call it that.
I thought Mary Ellen wanted to get a good night's rest before her test today.
I think she's probably getting the best night's sleep she's had in a long time.
Easy, Tiger.
Sissy, is that you? No one else, you lazy thing.
You coming back to me? I wrote you that I wanted my property and I've come to fetch it.
I don't care how much you'll be missing them curtains, they're rightfully mine.
Oh! And so is that coverlet.
What about my animals? I don't want your pets.
Look what they've done to my coverlet! Oh, Sissy, I could kiss you.
I talked to the lawyer about our divorce.
Well I can't afford no alimony.
I don't want your money.
But the lawyer says we need what he calls grounds.
He says you need them for a divorce.
You ever stole a horse? Yancy, you silly goose, of course not! Well, then it looks like we're gonna have to stay hitched.
You remember them good old days when I was back working at the Dew Drop and you was courting me? Yeah.
We had us some fine old times.
Can you ever forgive me for asking you to marry me? Oh, Yancy, I liked the asking.
You did it so often that you made me feel certain that you weren't trifling with my affections.
Yancy, this is Elizabeth Walton, your lawyer.
Come on in, Elizabeth, the door's open.
Sissy, what are you doing here? Lt'll ruin getting a divorce.
It doesn't look like we can get one anyway.
I found a loophole! If you leave Yancy for two years, then you'll have grounds to get a divorce.
Desertion.
Well, I'll leave right now and we can commence counting the days.
Tiger.
Oh, Elizabeth.
What the heck.
I figured I could bring them two back together.
Feels good to be doing chores again.
It's one sure way to get yourself all tired out by bedtime.
Oh, every night's getting easier to fall asleep.
What's all the fuss about? A letter from the state capitol for Mary Ellen.
Must be the results of my exam.
I passed! I'm a registered nurse! Congratulations! You worked hard enough for it.
We're proud of you, honey.
I just wish I could have been with you when you needed me.
- That's all right, Daddy.
- No, it's not.
I work hard to give this family what it needs, but sometimes I let my work get in the way.
I want to share your bad times as well as your good times.
Oh, Daddy! Now that you're a real registered nurse, why don't you go call Curt about it? I can't.
I wrote him all about the trouble I got myself into.
Curt loves you.
He'll understand.
Not this time.
He hasn't written, he hasn't called, nothing.
Where's Daddy? Oh, he said he'd be a little late.
Business.
Mary Ellen, do you mind if we wave at you? Oh, I don't mind, but I'll probably be so nervous, I won't even see you.
Mary Ellen, I brought you a graduation present! Curt! Oh, I'm so glad you're here.
- Did you get my letter? - Yes.
Yeah, I did.
Listen, I'm sorry that I put so much pressure on you.
You're not disappointed in me? Disappointed, no.
Surprised, yes.
But then again, you've done nothing but surprise me from the first time we met.
Hi, kiddo.
How'd you get leave, Curt? They gave me a few days off.
- I'm being transferred.
- To where? I'm gonna be stationed at an army base near Pearl Harbor.
- Where's that? - That's Hawaii.
It's a tropical island.
Why, that's halfway across the world! I thought we were going to be together.
Honey, they need nurses in Hawaii, too.
Aren't I worth following halfway around the world? I wonder how I'll look in a grass skirt.
- Should we go in? - Yes.
You better learn to do the hula, Mary Ellen.
Helen Crawford Swasey.
Virginia Whitemore.
Mary Ellen Willard.
On that day we were not only aware of Mary Ellen's victory in becoming a nurse, but also of a greater victory that she had won.
We knew that she had found her strength again and with it had come a bright rediscovery of freedom.
I think I'll be a lawyer when I grow up.
Not a divorce lawyer, I hope.
I might be pretty good at it.
I saved Yancy's marriage.
Besides, I think lawyers must have lots of fun.
Good night, Elizabeth.
They're always writing about the party of the first party and the party of the second party and the The party's over.
Good night, Elizabeth.
Daddy, I think it would be more lawyer-like to say, "Case is closed.
" Good night, Elizabeth.
Good night, everyone.
English - SDH