Touched by an Angel (1994) s02e02 Episode Script


1 MONICA: Hmm What is this supposed to do? I don't know.
I'm an angel, not a doctor.
Put that thing away.
Well, I ought to know what these things are if I'm supposed to be a doctor.
Well, who said anything about you being a doctor? You assume too much, baby.
Things aren't always what they seem.
Take him, for instance.
Wound's healing better than I thought, Zack.
That bullet ripped a lot of tissue.
But you're strong.
You feeling all right? Yeah, I feel good.
You haven't been taking any of the pain killers, have you? No.
No, I can't work on them.
Absolutely not.
They'll just slow you down.
And before you know it, you'll want something to pep you up.
And then we've got some real trouble.
I gave you a prescription last week for 40 tablets.
I'm glad we didn't need them.
Remember, you survived something very traumatic.
Are you going to counseling? No.
Actually, I, uh I feel good.
I feel real good.
Okay, Zack.
I'm giving you a clean bill of health.
Now, go and take care of yourself.
( Gunshot ) ( gunshots ) ( groans ) TESS: Uh-oh.
Here it comes.
MONICA: Tess, that bottle's almost empty.
He's taken nearly 40 pills in one week? TESS: And the week's not over yet.
( Sighs ) This man is in great danger.
So is everybody else who knows him.
So is everybody else.
♫ When you walk down the road ♫ ♫ Heavy burden, heavy load ♫ ♫ I will rise and I will walk with you ♫ ♫ I'll walk with you ♫ ♫ Till the sun don't even shine ♫ ♫ Walk with you ♫ ♫ Every time, I tell you I'll walk with you ♫ ♫ Walk with you ♫ ♫ Believe me, I'll walk with you.
♫ Yeah, I know you have to have a prescription.
You should have one on file.
No, I just I just lost the bottle of pills.
What I need is another one.
( Chuckling ) No, I know it says "no refills," but what I'm telling you is-is, I lost the original pills, you understand? No, no, no, that's all right.
Don't call the doctor; I will.
Yeah, that'll Okay.
Thank you.
( Banging on locker door ) What's wrong with you? Man, you think you know someone.
BENNETT: Hey, hey.
He's back.
So, it's the .
38-caliber hero.
All right, you guys, give me a little breathing room.
Staying out of trouble? So, how you feeling? Good.
What's going on here? Nothing.
Okay, ladies, let's catch some bad guys.
Come on.
Bennett, you wanted a new partner, right? I got one for you.
I'm moving you to training.
You get O'Dooley, a rookie.
O'Dooley, Zack Bennett.
Very pleased to meet you.
Same here.
Zack, you had two break-ins in a four-block radius of your beat last night.
Suspect's still loose.
It's male, approximately five-ten, dark hair.
That's all we got.
So, uh, read the report.
Welcome back.
Good to be back.
Thank you, sir.
Sir? You team with Orton.
What? MONICA: So, I understand this is your first day back? Yeah.
Yeah, I've been out for six months.
What was your name again? O'Dooley.
So where do you come from? Oh, well, I-I used to be with Search and Rescue, but I felt like I needed something more challenging.
All right, well, I'll tell you what.
I'll get last night's reports.
I'll meet you at the range.
We'll check you out on your Beretta, okay? Range? Shooting range.
Beretta? Your gun.
( Background radio dispatches ) Hey, hey, hey.
This must be my lucky day.
Fresh doughnuts and a fresh face.
Let me guess.
You're the new dispatcher.
Yes, I am.
I'm just trying to figure out which flower you remind me of.
( Chuckles ) I don't mind if I do.
Name's Henry W.
They call me Cueball.
Cueball? Fine.
You just sit in that little corner pocket and do your job.
I'll sit here and do my job.
We'll get along just fine.
A little rusty, eh? No, just practicing my warning shots.
Let's see what you can do.
Go ahead.
You might want to try this with your eyes open.
I always say a wee prayer first.
ZACK: Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh.
Oh! Hot shot.
Hot shot.
Doesn't mean jack in here, though.
Out there, the targets move.
And they shoot back.
You hear me? Let me show you something.
This was three inches from my spine.
I keep it around as a reminder.
You follow? Go ahead and reload.
How did you get hit? What is this going to be, 20 questions here? Oh, I just thought that partners were supposed to get to know each other.
You know, play poker, confide in each other, be best friends.
So, what are you and I going to do? We going to have a slumber party and give each other perms, or what? ( Chuckling ) No, that's not exactly what I had in mind.
( Garbled radio transmission ) ( horn honking ) I, uh, imagine it must change a man, being shot.
I don't know, bad guy got lucky, I didn't, that's all.
So you believe in luck, huh? You get that close to death, you'd better believe in something.
ZACK: We're going to make a quick stop.
Coffee? Doughnuts? I could get used to this job.
There you go, Billy.
You make sure you share those with your sister.
'Kay, thanks.
So, how did it go with the doctor, huh? It went good.
Back on the street? You bet.
That's good.
Oh, honey.
Honey, this is, uh, this is my new partner.
Uh O'Malley? O'Dooley.
She's a chatterbox.
This is my wife, Jill.
We live in the back.
She's got a great commute.
Why don't you, uh, why don't you give her one of these cinnamon muffins? You'll like them; They're great.
I'll be right back.
Where are you going? I'm just going to go to the cruiser; Left something.
I'll be right back.
( Bell jingling ) What happened with Ben? They've been partners for five years.
I was hoping you could tell me.
Well, Zack hasn't exactly been talking to me lately.
RADIO DISPATCHER: The west parking lot of the park is Cookies, éclairs and what's this? Baklava.
Here, try some.
Oh, thank you.
So, you're, uh a rookie? Don't worry, I'll take care of him.
( Bell jingling ) Are you married? No.
Hey, come here.
You got crumbs on your face.
Criminals are not going to take you seriously with crumbs on your face.
Here you go.
Are you sure you're ready to go back? Honey, I'm fine, really, okay? It's probably all that coffee you drink.
Oh, Zack doesn't drink coffee.
TESS ( over radio ): 15-Alpha-9.
That's me.
I mean, that's us.
MONICA: 15-Alpha-9.
Do you read me? TESS: 15-Alpha-9.
Possible burglary.
2-2-3 Wall Avenue, third floor.
15-Alpha-9 responding.
It must be our burglar.
Let's go.
Zack, there he is.
( Garbled radio transmission ) All right.
( Sighs ) You keep an eye on the foot traffic and nobody gets hurt, all right? Here we go.
Hold it right there! Do not move! Put your hands over your head right now! Do it! What?! Do not move! Put them on the wall.
I'm not doing nothing, man.
Spread your legs.
Spread your legs! All right.
Stay right there, you don't move.
Spread them, spread them.
All right.
Right there.
Go! ( Gunshot ) We need backup, Sycamore and "A" Street.
"A" as in Angel? You can be my angel.
Back off.
I'm working here.
Will alert backup.
Hey, hey, hey.
Not so fast.
Let me lead.
No rookie's going to buy it under me.
Ready? ( Glass breaking ) ZACK: Give it up! We've got you! ( Screams ) Cuff him.
( Groaning ) ( groaning ) You go pick up my radio.
Yeah, but don't you want me No.
I said go, fast.
Let's go, one, two, three, come on! I was just looking for a buddy of mine, man.
And you were chasing me and I freaked.
It's all a misunderstanding.
Yeah? Let's see what you got here.
Where is it, huh? Where is it? Nothing.
ZACK: What you got, huh? Where'd you put it? Huh? Nothing! Nothing? You got nothing? Nothing.
What do we got? What do we got? ( groans ) Oh, look at this.
We got some ups, we got some downs.
Man, you're a regular pharmacy, huh? What, hey, what about my rights? ZACK: Let's go, move it.
Oh! Come on.
What about my rights? What was in his back pocket? Nothing.
He didn't have anything; He's clean.
No way! Hey, this cop took my stash; He's got it This is your first lesson: Perps always lie.
They always try to get in between you and your partner.
Never forget that.
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you ZACK: Hey, Peterson.
You going to play ball today or what? What are you, nuts? Baseball's tomorrow.
Yeah, I know.
Hey, Peterson.
Hey, what's shaking? You know what? You got something right on your shirt.
Ooh! Why don't you cut the crap? What's the matter with you? Do you blame me? Do you think I screwed up and let you take a bullet? Look at me in the eyes.
Ben, Ben, forget about it.
Forget about it.
We were partners for five years.
Up until yesterday, you trusted me.
Ben, you didn't do anything wrong.
You hear me? You didn't do anything wrong.
Then how come you got a new partner and I lost a friend? PETERSON: Zach, head's up! ( Gunshot ) MONICA: I-I just want to shake him.
Make him see what he's doing to himself.
It's not going to happen till he hits bottom.
Why do I have to wait? Hitting bottom is the only thing that's going to bring him to his knees.
Let's just hope he doesn't hurt anybody else on his way there.
( Gun cocking ) ( gunshots ) ( panting ) ( gunshot ) ( gunshots ) ( bell jingling ) ( bell jingling ) Before we get into this are you okay? ( Sharp exhale ) Yeah, I'm fine.
Do you know what time it is? Time for bed.
Have you been drinking? It's 5:30 in the morning.
You've got to be at the station in a half an hour.
I just couldn't sleep, Jill, that's all.
Where have you been, Zack? I want some answers.
You owe me an explanation.
You can't even find your way home anymore, and I want to know what's going on! Don't look at me like that.
Like what? Like what? Like you think maybe I'll get shot again.
Like you think maybe I'm not a good cop, that's like what.
Great cops get shot, Zack.
Doesn't mean you're not a good cop.
I'll shower at the station.
( Bell jingling ) ( bell jingling ) I just wanted a change, all right? You were a great partner.
You're acting like a kid.
Well, I knew it'd have to be one of us two.
Thanks for clearing that up.
Just remember, nobody knows you like I do.
There's something going on.
That's why you're keeping me away, so I won't find out.
But you know I will.
MONICA: We're, uh running a little late this morning, huh? So, what's on the agenda for today? Same as yesterday? Are you all right? Yeah, I'm fine.
I'm fine.
It's just your second day back, Zack.
You know you shouldn't be pushing it, I mean, if there's a problem Look, there's no problem.
Everything's going to be fine, okay? Don't worry about it, you got it? You understand? No way.
( Garbled radio dispatches ) ( laughter and chatter ) He's back.
Hey What's happening here, we got a meeting going on, huh? What's going on, Zack? School starts in about five minutes.
What are you guys doing? Go ahead.
Man, street says you bought it.
Oh, really? Mm-hmm.
Nicki, I'm not buying it till you guys graduate and get your butts off my beat, okay? Man, you bringing me way down, Bennett.
Look I'm going to be around your school in about an hour.
I'm going to make sure that all your butts are in the seats.
So, let's get up folks, and let's move, come on.
Let's go.
( Whines ) Sounds like you really knew how to talk to these kids.
I used to be just like them about 15 years ago.
I figured I'd be on the street one way or the other, so I might as well be wearing a badge.
( Garbled radio dispatch ) Shouldn't we be out looking for trouble? Don't worry it'll find us.
TESS: 15-Alpha-9.
15-Alpha-9, where in heaven's name are you? 15-Alpha-9.
Sixth and Oak.
What's the problem? The problem is, you're supposed to be at the courthouse for your pre-arraignment hearing on your arrest yesterday The suspect in the burglary.
Where's the schedule? Get, get me the schedule.
Did I did I bring it? Here.
Uh Uh, who's the Assistant D.
in this case? TESS: Jeremy Stone.
This is just what I need.
Man, it's only four floors.
All I need is an elevator.
( Elevator bell dings ) Hey.
Looky here.
It's the cop and the copette.
Running a little late, are we? Where you going? You're not going anywhere.
Sure I am.
I'm walking away.
See, if you guys don't show up to tell them I'm a bad guy, there's no case.
I love the Constitution, don't you? I love America.
( Chuckles ) Oh, listen, by the way, thanks for taking care of the evidence for me.
Hope you enjoy it.
( laughing ) Stone.
How can you let a slime like that walk? Well, if you wanted him arraigned, you should have shown up.
I was on my way.
Oh, you mean you were late.
You know, it's not my job to wait for you.
Do you have any idea how many felons walk out of here because you guys won't take ten minutes to show up and identify a perp? Look, I've never missed one hearing.
I've never missed one.
Well, you just did, buddy.
Look, this can't go down this way.
You can't do this.
STONE: What did I have in front of me here? Mason Mason Cook.
A case that essentially amounted to peeping tom.
No evidence to link him to the burglaries you're trying to pin on someone.
This Mason Cook was looking in a window.
Ooh, menace to society.
Now, if you had been here, to convince me to hold Mason Cook, maybe I would have.
But obviously you couldn't be bothered, so why should I be? Zack, let him go.
You forgot to check the schedule? Yes, sir.
It was inexcusable.
I'm considering disciplinary action.
But, sir, I was You're both off the beat for today.
Now get out of here, come on.
( Sighs ) He's coming down real hard.
His body's going crazy.
Well, at least he quit.
He'll be fine once he goes through withdrawal, though, won't he? Well, it's not always that easy.
Getting rid of the pills doesn't get rid of the problem.
This is not over yet.
( Sighs ) GIRL: Dang, look at you.
Looking like a regular person and stuff.
You promoted to detective? You undercover? That's right, I'm a narc now.
You holding something? You must be on something if you think I'm holding.
How about you? Come on.
Come on.
Don't look at me.
Bennett, leave him alone.
What do you have, huh? Drugs are for losers, man.
We're not losers just because we dog school.
Take a walk.
You too, walk.
You, let's go.
What is it with you? This roast beef doesn't look too fresh.
Looks like a prime cut to me.
You watch your mouth.
You're going to make me lose my appetite.
I'll take this egg salad sandwich.
Let me get that for you, sweetheart.
Put your money away.
I would not be beholding to yo Who's that? My wife.
We're separated.
Well, maybe you wouldn't be, if you tried your lines on her instead.
What are you saying? Do you love her? Of course I love her.
When was the last time you showed her you loved her? Mm-hmm.
Just what I thought.
Zack Zack, I have to talk to you.
About what? Look, do you need to know where I am every minute of the day? Zack, listen to me.
Mickey's been brought in.
Somebody tried to rape her.
She fought them off, but she broke her hand.
She identified a mug shot.
It's Mason Cook, the peeping tom who walked yesterday.
Three priors! One for assault and battery and two for attempted rape.
Zack, didn't you run a check on him? No, sir, I didn't.
Rivera, Orton, I'm putting you two on the case.
It's my case, sir.
In my judgment, you've had your chance.
Don't take me off this case.
You're off it, Bennett, and that's the way it is.
Rivera, Orton, get going.
All right, the rest of you, listen up.
I want the following officers to report into the locker room for random drug testing: TESS: Berkholtz, Matheson, Hasset, Peterson, Quinn and Bennett.
Where are we going? Going to catch a rapist.
But the Captain said it wasn't our case.
Mason Cook's free because of me.
I want him.
It's my collar.
Zack, you can't.
I can't, huh? Why not? I'm a cop.
You're a cop on drugs.
What, are you nuts? I've never done drugs in my life.
You can't lie to your partner, Zack.
I know.
I don't have a lot of time, okay? In 24 hours, those test results are going to be back.
And at that point, I lose my badge.
And at that point, I can't do anything about this scum.
You understand that? Let Ben take care of him.
You have an addiction, Zack.
That's the only thing that you can deal with right now.
I was in a hospital bed for a month.
I was home recuperating for five.
And at first I used the painkillers just to kill the physical pain.
But when it got closer to me getting back to my job, I used them to kill the fear.
Do you understand? Because the only thing I thought about was that bullet coming at me, and the only thing that makes it disappear were the pills.
Now, there's hardly anything left but the pills or anyone.
Yeah, I noticed that.
You've pushed away everyone you love to protect a secret that you hate.
It's not going to be a secret much longer as soon as the test results come back.
I want to help you, Zack.
You want to help me? You want to help me, you get in the car.
So that's where I want to go first.
You let Ben and Orton know where we're headed.
I got a feeling that the guy shacks up there.
Lot of personal things lying around Blankets, food wrappers, clothes, things like that.
Did you notice anything? No, not really.
Damn thing is, I'm a good cop.
( Garbled radio transmission ) You think he's still in the building? Could be.
The Captain know you're here? No.
Listen to me.
You were right.
I switched partners to protect myself.
I didn't want you knowing that I had a problem.
I'm not going to pass that drug test.
Ben, I've got to make something right out of this thing, you know what I mean? You back me up one more time? What's the plan? Stay here and cover this exit.
Maybe I should go with you.
Stay here.
( Sighs ) ( gun cocking ) MONICA: Mason.
( Gunshot ) Monica? Officer down.
Officer down.
Monica, hold on.
Hold on.
Ben, he's heading out the front.
Freeze! Don't do it.
Drop the gun! On your knees.
Don't make a move.
Don't move! Put your hands up! BEN ( over radio ): We got him.
We got him, Zack.
Hey, who's down? Is it O'Dooley? Who's down, damn it?! Uh it's okay.
Ben, it's a bad call.
Bad call.
Take him in.
MONICA: I told you I want to help you.
I'm an angel.
I have a message for you A message from God.
Don't be afraid.
You need help.
Don't be afraid.
You need help.
( Echoing ): You need help help help Help help help He's not ready yet, baby.
He's not on his knees yet.
( Bell jingles ) JILL: Zack? Freeze.
Zack, what is the matter with you? ( Breathing heavily ) What's the matter with you, Jill? Sneaking up on me like that in the dark.
Huh? I am not the one who's been sneaking around here.
What's that supposed to mean? What's wrong? You look like you've seen a ghost.
Did anybody call? You're shaking.
Did anybody call? Did Monica call? Is that what this is about? Monica? For God's sake, Jill.
Is she the one that's doing this to you? To us?! What are you talking about? I'm scared, Zack.
I'm losing you and I don't know why.
You're being ridiculous.
Everything's fine.
( Gunshot ) I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, honey.
I'm sorry.
You okay? You okay? Hey, look at me.
Look at me, look at me.
Come on.
You okay? Wh-Why wasn't the safety on? You always put the safety on! Sorry.
I'm sorry.
Okay, I'm sorry.
What is happening to us? I'm sorry.
( Jill sobbing ) ( bell jingles ) Zack! ( Gunshot ) ( glass shattering ) It was right here.
Right here.
( Distant train whistle blowing ) Oh, God, please.
Bring back the angel, please.
( Sniffling ) Didn't I say don't be afraid? You carry this to remind yourself how close you were to death, but you're closer now than when this bullet was three inches from your spine.
Am, uh I hallucinating? No.
I'm very real.
I'm here because I've been sent to help you.
There's a reason you survived this bullet, Zack, and it wasn't for those.
This bullet ripped through your body, and your body survived, but your spirit is still bleeding, and that's because you weren't wearing your armor.
There's only one thing in this world that's truly bulletproof, and that's faith.
Not faith in a gun that shoots, or a radio that works, or even or even faith in your own cop's instinct, but the faith that you wrap yourself in every day of your life, the faith that no matter what happens, you won't lose God's love, and all the bullets in the world can't pierce it.
And all the pills in the world can't replace it.
I'm really scared.
I mean, I I'm scared to live like this.
I can't do that.
But God loves you, Zack, and with God on your side, what is there to fear? Nothing.
( Cooing ) Ah, there you are.
You ready to go? I have one more thing left to do.
Well, you go ahead I'll catch up with you.
Hello, beautiful, it's me.
I don't know.
Just seems to me that a man ought to call his wife every once in a while, let her know he's thinking about her.
Well, like, just today, I was sitting and thinking about what kind of flower you remind me of.
The God's truth.
She was always afraid that I wouldn't come home after work.
Now I think she's afraid I will.
Jill loves you and I think there's nothing more that she'd like right now than to see you walk through that door.
Well, I hope she's willing to walk through the rehab door with me, too.
You're going to get through this.
I know it.
As in know it? Mm-hmm.
( Cooing ) Maybe you're right.
( Bell jingles ) ( sighs ) TESS: The simplest things are the hardest to say.
MONICA: Like "I'm sorry.
" Like, "I didn't mean to hurt you.
" Like, "I love you.
" Like, "We'll get through this somehow.
" Like, "Don't hog the bread.
" Tess, I think he's out of danger now.
And so is everybody that loves him.
Good job, partner.
( Cooing )