Touched by an Angel (1994) s02e04 Episode Script

The Driver

1 MONICA: Columbian Supremo at 422.
( Dove cooing ) French roast, 416.
Ooh, somethin' freeze-dried at 401.
How come people don't make cappuccinos in the morning, Tess? They gotta go to work, honey.
They don't have time.
But there's nothing but time.
Well, everybody doesn't know that.
I'm on my way.
I want it to be there and ready.
MAN ( on phone ): Oh, come on No.
Why can't the guys just meet me there? It's too early.
What do you mean? It's only 7:00.
Why do they do it, Tess? They invent clocks, and then they become slaves to them.
They make up little jobs and then they become prisoners to them.
They-they build all sorts of roads going nowhere, and they spend all their time going up and down and back and forth and sometimes, you know, I could just shake them.
Well, in a nice way, I mean.
Of course.
You've been hittin' that coffee a little too hard lately, huh? WOMAN: Look.
MAN: Yeah.
If he's dirty, he's goin' down.
And I'm not gonna wait around to read about it.
He's the governor.
What? Ron? Yes.
You know I'm right.
Oh, come on, Deb.
I don't think I could do a 9:00 to 5:00 I don't think she could either.
That young woman is a slave to more than her clock and a prisoner to more than her job.
And I'm afraid she doesn't even need her car to drive herself to where she's goin'.
RON: Oh, Deb, Deb Deb, I cannot hear you.
You're breakin' up.
Ron? Yeah.
Let's just cut to the chase.
I mean, I am going to nail this guy, one way or the other.
Deb? I mean, never put off till tomorrow who you can expose today, right? As your mother always says, right? Oh, please, Ron.
Give me a break.
( Horn honks ) Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Just wait a minute.
Unh! ( Honking continues ) Ron, oh, look okay! Ron, I'm about five minutes away.
We'll discuss it then, but I'm tellin' you, I'm right.
All right, you'll see.
See, I know what I'm talkin' about, Ron.
I'll come in.
We'll chat a little.
You'll tell me what you want me to cover, and then I'll go on and do what I want anyway, okay? Now put Kenny on so I can rake him over the usual coals.
Kenny? Hey, Kenny, my man, let me tell you what you did wrong.
That's Debra Willis, your assignment.
Is she what you'd call a driven woman? Well, the problem with most driven people is that they make the mistake of thinking they're doing the driving.
That's how accidents happen.
Is anything ever really an accident, Tess? What difference does it make? You're going to have to handle it when it happens.
And this one is bound to happen.
DELLA REESE: ♫ 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.
♫ NEWS ANCHOR: A Channel 5 exclusive last week, conducted by our very own Debra Willis, has resulted in an announcement yesterday by Denver City Council, detailing a plan to conduct a full-scale investigation into the Platte River waste dumping by Colorado real estate developer Andrew Considine.
That's the news this morning.
Have a great day.
And tune in at noon, 4:00 and 6:00 for the day's developing events on Q News.
Good day.
What did you do, run all the lights? Oh, cut the small talk.
I'm just passin' through.
Yeah, what's the hurry? Bad guys don't need as much sleep as good guys.
That's why good guys have to work harder.
Hey, great job on the Platte River story.
Hey, that's why I get the medium-sized bucks.
Aw, that was a compliment.
Thanks, but I would much rather have an update on the governor.
Well, he's gonna pardon two dozen white-collar cons before his term ends tonight at midnight.
Says who? Informed sources.
That's good enough for me.
Come on, let's get rollin'.
Hey, wait a minute.
Slow down once in a while and take your new producer with you.
Look, I want to get that governor on the steps before What? Hello.
I'm Monica.
Monica, this is Debra Willis.
Hi, Monica.
I didn't think we had a new producer in the budget.
Me neither, but the brass upstairs say, "Here she is.
" So I guess we did.
Well, I would much rather have the money, but, um welcome to Q-Zoo.
We have more questions than answers, but, hey, we try.
Thank you.
I've seen your work.
It's very good.
Yeah, New York's gonna be knocking on her door soon.
Not soon enough.
You ready to get to Capitol Hill and kick some butt? I suppose I am.
Don't forget to write.
DEBRA: Why should these men be pardoned? Well, it's my opinion they were victims of an overzealous prosecutor District Attorney Frank Randolph.
And your opinion has nothing to do with the fact that Randolph opposed your reelection? ( Chuckles ) No.
Politics has never interfered with my sense of justice.
Now if you'll excuse me REPORTER: Governor, can we get a picture of you Cut, Freddie.
You know, I'm getting a little old for this, Deb.
Next time you're gonna have to go a little easy on me.
If he's out of office as of tomorrow, what does he mean by next time? Freddie, keep rolling.
Governor, please, just one more question.
What are your future plans in politics, and will there be a next time, governor? Never say never, okay? ( Car starting ) When and if Governor Watson's name next appears on a ballot, voters will have their say on his decision to pardon these convicted felons, no matter how starched and white their collars may be.
It's his right, it's your law, and as my mother always says, "Never ask how sausages or laws are made unless you're willing to change the recipe.
" This is Debra Willis for Channel 5 News.
Shouldn't that be "Like my mother always says"? "As" is grammatically correct.
But nobody says that.
My mother does.
She sounds like a very special lady, her mother.
No one's ever even met her.
Hey, aren't you that lady on TV who bucks the system? And aren't you that cop who is the system? Hey.
Leo, meet Monica.
She's new in town, and she's my new producer.
Monica, Leo, the best detective in Denver.
How do you do? Just fine, and welcome to God's country.
Well, I suppose it started out that way.
Well, that's a good point.
She ought to do great in this job.
Coffee? Uh, no, thank you.
Actually, I'm, uh, trying to cut down.
Harv, the usual two.
You got it, Leo.
Now, you coming to Sal's retirement party tomorrow night? I don't know, Leo.
You never know what the news will bring.
Well, what about that boyfriend of yours? You don't have time for him, too? We make time for each other.
We jog every night.
Oh, jogging sounds romantic.
You know, um, I think he wants to get married.
Well, what's wrong with that? Bet you could work him in, couldn't you? Monica, you married? No.
Well, don't get me wrong.
Anybody who wants a career ought to go for it.
But when it's over, I'd rather end up with a gold watch and a hand to hold instead of just a gold watch.
I can't imagine anyone would wanna stick around with me that long.
Well, you've got a point there.
( Chuckles ) Leo, you're supposed to be on my side.
Hey, let's get these cappuccinos.
MONICA: Gosh, she never stops, does she? TESS: No.
She's so busy listening to her head, she never listens to her heart.
She's gonna wear that boyfriend out.
( Chuckling ) Sometimes I wonder if she's running to something or from something.
Every time she tries to slow down, she hears this voice that says, "You'll never be good enough, "you'll never be smart enough," "you'll never be pretty enough," "and you'll never deserve the love of a good man.
" It's an ugly voice, and it runs even faster than her feet.
All right, all right, we're gonna break six minutes.
It's gonna be a new record! Look, I don't care about records.
Stop, stop.
( Panting ) Here, take it.
( Sighs ) Now come here and kiss me.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
I can't just walk out of the studio and let it go so fast.
I'm sorry.
Look at that.
I'm not in love with that woman.
Why is everybody on my case? I'm busy.
I like it that way.
Okay, okay.
We're still on for tomorrow night, right? What's the plan? Meet me at 6th and Welton on top of the parking garage roof 8:00, okay? Why? Two years ago I fixed your rear flat tire and introduced myself.
Call me sentimental.
Our anniversary? Yeah.
George, you aren't Shh.
Tomorrow's special, okay? For me.
Okay, okay, tomorrow.
But what do you say we get one more mile in before it gets dark? Come on, let's go.
TESS: It's gonna get dark a lot sooner than she thinks.
What do you mean? Look.
( Distant thunder rolling ) Henry! MONICA: What's the Angel of Death doing here? Well, he's not here yet, but he's getting closer.
( On phone ): Hey, it's Kenny here.
Can you hold for a second? Hey, hey, it's Debra.
I'm sorry.
Look It's 6:40 and I'm on my way in.
See you in the editing room.
Look, be there or be fired.
What? Just kidding.
DEBRA: Hey, Leo, it's me.
Look, don't bother calling me back.
I just had a great idea when I passed O'douls.
Let's get Sal something fun for this retirement, not this gold watch- needlepoint crap.
Oh, damn it.
Look at this.
I need to call a news crew out here.
Fire hydrant just blasting with the reservoir real low.
Look at all of this water being wasted.
I'll tell you, look, I got to go right now.
I'll call you back when I'm human, if that is possible.
MAN: I am the power of my universe.
I am the power of my universe.
I am the power in my universe.
I am the power in my universe.
I am the key to my success.
I am the key to my success.
I am all that I need.
I am all that I need.
I am in the driver's seat.
I am in the driver's seat.
( Tires squealing ) Oh! I am the power in my universe.
Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Are you okay? Can you hear me? Are you okay? Can you Oh, my God! Oh, no, hang on.
Hang on, hang on.
Okay, it's still beating, it's still beating.
Damn it! Damn it! This isn't happening.
Hang on, hang on.
Damn it.
I am the power of my universe.
I am the power in my universe.
WOMAN's VOICE: Oh, my God, Debra.
Look at this mess.
What were you thinking?! Were you thinking? I am all that I need.
Something like this will follow you all the days of your life, and no one will want to have anything to do with you.
I am the power of my universe.
I am the power in my universe.
Hang on, hang on, hang on.
Damn it.
I am the key WOMAN: Emergency 911.
Hello? Hello? I'd like to report an accident.
What happened? A kid's been hit by a car.
A a boy, uh uh, 16, 17 years old.
All right, what is your location? The 1200 block of Warner Avenue.
Hurry, please! Send an ambulance right away.
Got one on its way.
Hurry, he's unconscious! Yes, ma'am.
Can I have your name, please? What? Why do you need my name? It's policy, ma'am.
I am the power in my universe.
I am the key to my success.
I am all that I need.
Oh, no.
Oh, no.
I am in the driver's seat.
I am the power of my universe.
( Tires squealing ) ( siren blaring ) How could she just have left him here like this? I don't think the real Debra could have done this, but that woman is capable of doing anything right now.
Henry, are you going to take him now? Too soon to tell.
You know, I don't place the orders.
I'm just the delivery man.
Look, Henry, you know, sometimes you ( siren approaching ) ( garbled police radio transmission ) Morning.
Oh, Debra, good morning.
We got a lot going on here, so where is Monica? Look, come with me.
I'm telling you, you hire someone, you give them a chance when nobody else will, and the next thing they know, they repay your faith by showing up to work any damn time they feel like it.
Now, we need a producer if we're gonna do the news.
I mean, I need a producer, I need Monica.
( Telephone rings ) Yeah.
Well, gee, hi, Monica.
Look, we need you to get down here.
We Yeah, what? What is it? How long ago? Are the other stations there? Okay, okay, you stay put.
Monica just called.
She's at the hospital.
Bobby Garcia was just brought in.
He was hit by a hit-and-run driver.
Bobby Garcia that kid? Oh, no.
Bobby? That's his name? You don't know who Bobby Garcia is? Deb, you really ought to stick around for the sports wrap-up once in a while.
The kid is the best high school baseball player in the history of this state.
Sports says he was skipping college and going right to the major leagues.
Yeah, he was just brought in.
There's no word yet on the extent.
How did Monica get there so fast? Because she's good.
Didn't I just say that? What, are you still here? Get to the hospital.
Ron, I mean, do you really think that's a good story? It was just, uh some kid got hit by a car.
That kid is from a family of five.
His dad died two years ago.
His mother is a hairdresser.
Kid's a sure millionaire until he steps off the wrong curb.
Debra, this is the American dream gone all wrong.
Now get down there.
So are we all set? We're all set.
Have you seen Debra? I haven't seen her yet.
Oh, there she is.
Oh, thanks.
We're all ready here, but it's a bit of a feeding frenzy.
It always is.
And at this hour, there are more questions than answers.
Will Bobby Garcia recover from his injuries? Who was the driver of the vehicle and why did they run? And who made the phone call to 911, a good Samaritan passing by or the driver of the vehicle that left a young man fighting for his life? Doctor! Oh, Doc The patient has suffered head traumas as a result of the accident.
He's listed in critical condition at this time.
Thank you.
That's all.
There's his mother.
There's his mother.
Can you give us a statement, Mrs.
Garcia? No, not now.
Garcia, have you had a chance to talk to your son yet? Please, just let me through.
She said please.
Debra Willis you, I'll talk to you.
I don't get it.
His mother just picks you for an exclusive out of the whole reporter pool? Yeah, lucky me.
Garcia said she talked to Debra because Debra shows respect for her mother.
( Chuckling ): Oh, as your mother always says, "You can't buy respect.
" "You can't buy respect.
" You know, I don't even think she has a mother.
I think she makes this up all by herself.
Oh, oh, this is it.
I didn't raise Bobby to be a baseball player.
It's what he does, it's not who he is.
I raised him to be a happy man with respect for others, to love himself God and his family.
His family is at home right now, praying for him.
And still no leads in the case of Bobby Garcia, the teenage baseball star who was injured this morning by a hit-and-run driver.
Garcia's considered the top pro prospect.
Recently he spoke with Channel 5 sportscaster star Callet about his life as a future superstar.
I just wanna do whatever's best for the team, and then go pro.
I wanna buy mum a house You know, with fruit trees.
You know, how you see on TV You can just reach right over and pick them off and eat them.
That'd be so cool.
She deserves it, I mean, for putting up with me.
Garcia's still unconscious at this hour, and police ask that anyone with any information regarding this tragedy to please come forward.
Thanks, Debra.
It's a horrible thing.
Just horrible.
I think it's time to turn to a lighter note, and in so doing, we'll turn to the local fishing competition.
( Voice trailing off ) ( laughter and chatter ) Hey, Sallie, how are you doing? Leo! ( Upbeat music playing ) Excuse me, Monica.
You want a martini with those onions? Mnh-mnh.
I just like them straight, thank you very much.
Uh, it's somebody with sweaty palms.
Hey, why are your palms so sweaty? Well, it's a sweaty world, Leo.
But you never sweat.
( Pager beeping ) Oh, that's my beeper.
I've been beeped.
I've never been beeped before.
Excuse me.
( Beeping continues ) So, um, what you got on the, uh, Garcia accident? Accident? Who said anything about an accident? Try felony hit-and-run.
Felony? Well, you can't hit somebody in the street and leave them there.
Whoever did it ought to be shot.
But, uh, what if it were an accident? Even if it were, it became a crime the minute she drove away.
She? A woman made the call right down the street here then took off.
50 Bucks says that's who did it.
And we'll catch her all right.
Oh, yeah, they brought out the big guns to lead this investigation.
Oh, yeah? Who? Me.
I volunteered.
This one I do on my own time.
Oh, by the way, I got your message this morning, and we are buying Sal a gold watch, also a gift certificate to that sports, uh, magazine.
Hey, Leo, you gotta make a speech about Sallie.
Me? I got nothing prepared.
Hey, everybody, listen up! Now, I wasn't supposed to be the one to stand up for Sal, but it looks like I'm the only one who can stand up.
( laughter ) Tonight Sal's a great cop.
Tomorrow he won't be a great cop anymore, but he'll still be a great man.
Here's to Sal.
( Applause and cheer ) LEO: Hey! Debra, that was the station.
Bobby may be getting worse, and they need us to do a follow-up.
Oh, no.
CROWD: ♫ For he's a jolly good fellow ♫ WOMAN: We love ya! Hi, I'm Debra Willis.
Can you tell me anything about Bobby Garcia? Yeah, he needs blood.
You got some? TESS: His blood type is very rare.
We're putting out a call for A-B negative.
That's my blood type A-B negative.
Well, fancy that.
How about you, honey? TESS: Blood banks can always use some extra.
I don't know that I can give blood.
Oh, I bet you can.
I bet your blood is purer than the driven snow.
You don't faint, do you? You, uh, really never gave blood before? No, but there's a lot of things I haven't done.
Not me.
I've done everything I set out to do.
Well, almost.
I need a little sleeve rolling-up action, ladies.
Which arm do you want to use? Um it doesn't matter.
Woman ( over P.
): Dr.
Carlson, Room 223.
Carlson, room 223, please.
There you go.
Now, here's some orange juice.
Drink it all, honey.
It'll stop you from getting dizzy.
And you make sure she drinks every drop.
WOMAN ( over P.
): Dr.
Daniels, please meet Mr.
Elco in the lobby.
You want to know about these scars on my wrists.
I was 16 A classic overachiever.
I just I just had to be perfect.
I got my first A-minus and, uh, I went crazy.
I don't see how it could be that simple.
But, hey, I got over trying to be perfect.
Can't you tell? WOMAN ( over P.
): Dr.
Toman to Obstetrics.
Toman to Obstetrics, please.
She's a pretty remarkable mother.
Sounds as if you have a pretty remarkable mother, too I mean, that phrase of yours.
"As my mother always says" Yeah, she's really something else Very wise and wonderful.
She'd say things like, "You won't get the blue ribbon" "for running half the race," or, "You're a waste of space" "if you're not in first place.
" But somehow she really had a way of inspiring me to be my best.
Your best or hers? Well, that's what always made it interesting, trying to figure that one out.
Is that what happened You couldn't? ( Clamoring ) DEBRA: Hey, what's going on? Some guy over on Dexter has got his boss and some customers hostage, a couple of kids.
One officer down, maybe one of the kids.
Nobody can get to him.
I'll call the station; You get the address.
Debra, the station told me you were here.
What's going on? Are you hurt? No.
I'm covering a story.
Look, I couldn't meet you tonight.
I'm sorry.
Wait a minute.
You just stood me up and you ain't even call? George, I don't have time to talk about it now.
You don't have time? Hey, Ron, Ron, look, I'm headed over to Dexter and 32nd.
32nd and Dexter.
Hostage station.
Yeah, I'm on it.
Look, Debra, we need to talk.
Garcia's holding steady.
I'm on my way right now.
Monica's here, too.
Ron's gonna call the crew.
Call the desk, get them to pull the hostage tape from July.
Debra, stop! Now look, you want me to just assume that we'll talk sometime or that you'll never have time? I just want you to make this clear to me.
George, not now.
Yes, Debra, now! The extension is 35.
Look, yes, now.
What was that dinner about? What dinner? You, tonight on top of the parking lot I saw it.
WOMAN ( over P.
): Dr.
Syramon, line one, please.
You were there? George, I don't want to get married.
WOMAN: ( over P.
): Dr.
Sousa to Admitting, please.
I didn't ask you, did I? But you were going to.
Look, let me make it easy for you.
I am not the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
I think I have some say in that! Debra, wa What did you do to your car? What? It looks like somebody ran into you.
How could you not notice this? Monica, are you all set? All set.
Come on, get in.
Let's go.
Damn it, Debra, will you stop running away from me? Debra! ( Garbled police radio transmission ) Where's SWAT? Where's my SWAT Team? The crew's all here.
We're cutting in for a live feed in two minutes.
Hey, you're earning your paycheck tonight, huh? Yeah, so are you.
Well, the party was getting pretty maudlin anyway.
So what's going on? Guy got fired, he came back, was drinking all day.
Says he's gonna kill himself and everybody else Kids first, he says.
MONICA: Well, do you have a name? Yeah, we do, but please don't use it, okay? If he's in there watching himself on TV, hearing his name right now could blow it.
Well, of course.
I understand.
60 seconds, guys.
But just to show you I'm all heart, I have something and you can break it, too.
Well, thanks, Leo.
We got a lead on that hit-and-run.
Oh, yeah? That's great.
Yeah, we know a few things for sure.
One we're looking for a white car.
We got some paint off some trash cans.
It looks like pay dirt.
And we heard some tape playing in the background.
Um, anything else? Debra, I'm sorry.
We've got to go.
Excuse me.
Okay, and that's five, four, three, two This is Debra Willis live with Channel 5 Q News.
We're here at 32nd and Dexter where a 30-year-old man is holding several employees and customers hostage.
Some of these hostages appear to be children.
A police officer has been shot and is in critical condition.
( Voice cracking ): Some of these hostages appear to be children.
( Crying and mumbling ) Debra.
Hey, Debra.
( Tires squealing ) We're live.
Um, we'll continue to keep you updated throughout the evening.
This has been a special report from Channel 5 Q News, and this is Monica This is Monica, and back to the studio.
Come on, Mama.
( Classical music playing ) Debra, what are you doing here? Mother, I'm sorry to barge in on you like this.
I just I just needed to see you.
Oh, well, look at my new hybrid.
What do you think of the size of that bloom? It's very lovely, Mother.
Yes, but it's not it's not quite I don't know.
There's something I don't know Something missing.
Mother I'm in trouble.
If that boyfriend of yours has dumped you, I'm sorry.
I know how it hurts, but quite frankly, I'm relieved, because I never thought he was capable of handling all your moods.
Now this one Mother, please.
What is the matter? I've been in an accident.
What kind of accident? I hit somebody with my car.
Mama, it was a kid.
( Choked up ): It was a kid.
He's in the hospital.
And, God, mother, God, I don't know if he's gonna pull through.
Oh, God, Mother.
But the the worst the worst part is I left the scene of the accident.
Oh, dear God.
I just ran away.
I just I just left him laying there.
But, Mommy, I'm so scared, Mommy.
Debra ( sighing ) How could you do this thing? ( Sighing ) I raised you to take full responsibility for your actions.
What did I always say about responsibility? If I don't take the responsibility, who will? You're always putting those silly little words into my mouth on television.
"As my mother always said" You make me sound so ridiculous, like Little Mary Sunshine.
( Sighing ) You know, if you really wanted to do something very constructive, I wish you would stop quoting me and start listening to me.
Well I guess someone has to take responsibility.
This is without a doubt the most ridiculous stunt you have ever pulled.
And tell me, why is it I only see you when you need something? ( Phone dialing ) ( sighing ) Harper, yes, it's me.
It's Grace.
I'm sorry to disturb you at this hour.
I'm afraid we've run into a very sticky little family situation here.
Yes, it's Debra.
Of course.
It's very disappointing, I know, but then again, huh, it's nothing new to you and me.
( Sobbing quietly ) Ah, It can't be long now.
She actually saw me.
It only happens right near the end, you know.
All along I thought you were here for Bobby.
Hey, so did I.
I mean, who would have thought this morning that she'd be the one I'd be leaving with tonight? I hate this part.
MONICA: Doesn't seem fair.
Why am I here with Debra at all if I can't interfere when it matters most? TESS: Who says you can't interfere? Where did you read that? The rules are very clear, Tess.
You can't force a human to choose life for herself, otherwise what kind of life would that be? TESS: That's right, it's got to be her choice.
But something tells me she doesn't think she's got a choice.
( Debra sobbing ) I hate you! ( Glass shattering ) TESS: The only thing she can hear is that ugly voice inside her head.
I'm afraid there's no turning back now.
What are you doing here? I want you to put that down.
( Sniffling ) Leave me alone.
Put that down, Debra.
This is no way to escape what happened today.
I know about the voice inside your head, the voice you heard after you hit Bobby Garcia.
( Glass drops to floor ) I know it's the voice that made you run away, and it's the same voice that's telling you to do this terrible thing now.
You're always driving and driving and driving, Debra, but the voice will always catch up with you until you stop and listen.
Only then will you finally hear that the voice is lying.
( Tires squealing ) ( glass shattering ) Oh! Oh, oh, are you okay? Can you hear me? Are you okay? MAN: I am the power in my universe.
I am the key to my success.
GRACE'S VOICE: They can trace a cellular phone, Debra.
Look at yourself.
MAN: I am in the driver's seat.
Look at this mess you have made.
MAN: I am the power of my universe.
Suicide? Suicide?! What were you thinking? Were you thinking? I'm sorry, Mommy.
Something like this will follow you all the days of your life.
No one will want to have anything to do with you.
Losers do things like this, Debra not winners.
GRACE: Losers do things like this, Debra, not winners.
As my mother always said ( sighing ): Oh, God, I think I'm losing my mind.
MONICA: No, Debra, you're just starting to find it.
It may be hard for you to understand, Debra, but I'm an angel, and everything that has happened here, God has allowed me to show you for a reason.
He's gonna kill me.
No, but he's afraid you're going to kill yourself.
You did something wrong, Debra.
You walked away from someone who needed your help.
Bobby Garcia.
But 15 years ago, you also walked away from yourself.
You may not realize it, but the night you tried to take your own life, you actually succeeded.
I didn't die.
No, but the best part of you did, the part of you that's human, that's Debra, and all that remained was the part that couldn't allow anything less than perfect to survive.
The perfect little girl, always making sure that she did just as her mother always said.
Oh, Debra you have the right to be less than perfect.
Oh, God.
I just I just left him laying in the street.
That wasn't me.
It's not like like I was afraid of going to jail or losing my job.
It's it's just that I was afraid that That no one would love you anymore.
I can't do it right all the time.
I know that.
God knows that.
How can he blame you for being human when he made you human, huh? God really loves me? Yes, and there's not a thing you can do about it.
NEWS ANCHOR: After three-and-a-half hours, police negotiators were able to talk the 35-year-old restaurant worker into surrendering, but not before one officer was shot.
A hospital spokesperson reports that Denver police officer ( turns radio off ) ( crickets chirping ) ( distant train whistle blowing ) ( rings doorbell ) Coming.
Hi, Monica.
Hello, Leo.
I, uh hope I didn't wake you.
No, I wasn't sleeping.
I was hoping you'd come by and I was, uh kind of hoping that you wouldn't have to.
The, um, Bobby Garcia case, the other piece of evidence you needed, um, the tape playing in the background of that 911 call Yeah.
This is what you heard.
I knew you wouldn't let me down.
It's gonna be okay, kiddo.
It's gonna be okay.
Yeah, I know.
I just need one favour.
Garcia? Miss Willis.
You didn't have to come back all the way again.
That nurse told me that you gave blood to my Bobby.
They say he's gonna be just fine.
He woke up an hour ago, hungry for pizza.
If you hadn't had shown up when you did, they said that Mrs.
Garcia there's something that I have to tell you.
You're really very good at this, you know? I'm working on it.
That was an unconditional compliment.
Can't you just take it? Thank you, Henry, very much.
MONICA: What are you still doing around here? HENRY: Nothing.
Everybody's gonna live today.
So, uh, how about some coffee? Ah, angel after me own heart, eh? And so Debra Willis, former KQIS news anchor, has entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
Her license was revoked, and she was sentenced to 18 months probation and six months community service A lighter sentence than expected, due in part to the statement of support from the mother of hit-and-run victim, Bobby Garcia.
( Reporters clamoring ) TESS: Nice job, Miss Wings.
MONICA: Does that mean I can drive? No, it does not.
When are you finally going to relax when I'm in the driver's seat? The driver's seat? Who knows? I'm waiting for a sign.
There's one: "Brake For Snakes.
" That's not the kind of sign I'm talking about.
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