When Duty Calls (2015) - full transcript

When newlyweds, Ellie and Martin, both volunteer at their local police department they find themselves tangled in a criminal case.

- Closer.

[camera shutter clicks]

[indistinct chatter]

[lively music playing]



- I take you, Martin...
- I take you, Ellie...

- To be my lawfully
wedded husband...

- For better or for worse...
- For richer or for poorer.

- In sickness and in health.

[lively music]





[cheers and applause]
- Whoo!



- ♪ I want you forever

- ♪ Want you, baby

- I've had this feeling
all day

that all our dreams
are going to come true.

- ♪ You and I'll be together

- [chuckles]

Oh, home sweet home.

- Thank you.

- Last one down here is
gonna owe me [indistinct].

- As often quoted,

We should learn from history.

Otherwise, we are doomed
to repeat the same mistakes.



[soft music]



What do you think, babe?

[upbeat music]



- Uh, that's good.
Maybe just try it the other way.

- The other way?
- Yeah.



- Students, you have about ten
more minutes to finish the test.

- I'm so proud of you.

You're about to be
a deputy sheriff.

- Well,
I don't have the job yet,

but I have my placement
interview on Monday.

- I know,
but you're a shoo-in.

[soft music]



- So they just fired you?

You've been doing so great.

- Well, apparently
there aren't enough students.

Layoffs are happening
all over.

We may have to move in
with your parents.

- That is so not happening.

Once I get
the deputy sheriff position,

I'll be able to float the rent
until you get another job.

We're in this together.

[upbeat music]



- Ellie.

For the road.
- Thanks, babe.

- You can't go
for your big placement interview

on an empty stomach.
- You're the best.

- I just wish I
could be pitching in more.

- Babe, it's not your fault that
the university laid you off.

- I sent out
ten more résumés.

I got a call back
from one community college

just to tell me they're set
to lay off more professors.

- You'll find something soon,

and today I have
my big placement interview.

By next week I will be
a sworn deputy sheriff.

- I can't wait
to see you in that uniform.

- [chuckles]

- Your academy scores
are above average.

Patrol field training.
Nice marks.

- Thank you,
Chief Deputy Perez.

- That's why it hurts me all the
more to have to tell you this.

We've been hit with
a department-wide hiring freeze.

- For how long?
- Throughout this quarter.

They'll reassess in three
months, but there's no way

to predict what the outcome's
gonna be at that time either.

- I can do anything, Sir.

I mean,
it doesn't have to be patrol.

Detention, administration--

- The situation
is beyond my control.

- My father was a detective
first grade.

He retired
less than a year ago.

What do I do, huh?

- Hang tight.

Hope for the best
in three months.

- Yeah.

- Congratulations.

How's the newest
deputy sheriff in town?

[soft music]



- I can't believe
we're moving in with my parents.

- I know it's not ideal,
but it's only temporary.

- You're right.
I love you.

- I love you too.



[pleasant music]



Well, here we are.

- You really think
this is our best option?

- This is our only option
at the moment.

- Oh.

- [gasps]

Oh. Hey, you two.
Oh!

- Here we go.

- Oh.
- Hi.

- Hi.

- Hi, Mom.
- Give me a hug already.

Oh, gosh.

- Carol,
we really appreciate this.

- I've been telling you for
about a year now to call me Mom.

I'd say now is a good time
to start, wouldn't you?

I think it'll be such a treat
to be under the same roof.

So I've been using this as
a storage space since we moved,

but you know, I'm still
going through everything.

I'm trying to see what of
your stuff you want to keep.

- Ooh, yeah. I don't--I don't
think I want any of this.

- And look.

Voila.

- That's right.
The trundle.

- Yeah.
- Cozy.

- Yeah, well, you know, if you
don't want to use the trundle,

I mean, you don't have to.

You can just cuddle up
on the twin

'cause you're an old
married couple now.

- [chuckles]

- Maybe we should reconsider
our options.

A studio apartment?

- First and last month's rent
would pose a problem.

- Ugh.
A walk-in closet?

Anything?

- At this point it's either
this or squeeze into my parent's

one bedroom condo
in New York.

- Sleep's overrated.

- You know, we can't forget
to be grateful, babe.

- I know. I just didn't see us
living in a retirement community

before we started
our own careers.

- Look,
it's just short-term.

Okay? Look, I'll go back
to tending bar

or pick up
some shifts waiting tables.

- You have your master's
in world history.

- But sometimes you
have to adapt to survive.

- It's okay. This is just a bump
in the road, right?

[knocking]

- Lights out, you two.

It's almost 9:30.

Nighty night time.

- I think
I'm winning our bet.

[soft orchestral music]



- Would you pass the jelly?
both: Grape or strawberry?

[doorbell rings]
- Strawberry.

- I'll get it.

- Honey,
This breakfast is great.

- Oh.
- Thank you.

- Oh.
- Hi, baby. You must be Ellie.

I'm Clyde,
a friend of your dad's.

- Come on in.

- Well, look who's here.

Good morning, Clyde.

- Good morning, Carol.

- Can I get you some coffee?
- Please.

- Clyde, I'd like you to meet
my son-in-law, Martin.

Martin,
this a friend of mine, Clyde...

- A pleasure.
- Who's about four hours early.

- Stopping by to let you know

I might be a little late,
actually.

I ended up having to fill in
on a morning shift today.

- Clyde and I are gonna go
down to the community center,

and I'm gonna give him a chance
to win his money

back playing pool.
- Mm-mm.

- Do you work
with the sheriff's department?

- Used to. Retired.

Now I'm a member
of the Sheriff Support Team

Volunteer Organization, SST.

- I actually just
graduated the academy.

I'm looking
to become a deputy.

- Well, we work pretty closely

with the sheriff's department
over at SST.

Be happy to take you on
a ride along sometime.

- I would love to go on
a ride along, yeah.

- Good. Good.
- [chuckles]

- How about tomorrow?
- Great.

[upbeat music]



- Morning, Ellie.

0800, right on time.
Coffee?

- Oh, thanks, and thanks again
for taking me out.

- About ready
to hit these mean streets?

- Yeah. Let's do it.
- Let's go.

[chuckles]

- [grunts]
Let's get to work here.

- Chief Deputy Perez.

It's Ellie Skopic.

- Yeah, of course.
How are you?

- Good.
- Chief Deputy.

- Morning.

What brings you here today,
Ms. Skopic?

- Oh, please,
call me Ellie.

I'm here on a SST ride along.

- That's a wonderful idea.
You live around here?

- I--my parents do,

and--how about you?
What are you doing here?

- I'm here for my weekly powwow
with SST Commander Chapman.

- Yeah, Clyde was telling me
the SST

and the sheriff department work
really closely together.

- We definitely do.

Listen, I got to run 'cause

Commander Chapman does not like
to be kept waiting.

- You're right on that.
- Hey,

good talking to both of you.

It's great to see you, Ms.
Skop--great to see you, Ellie.

- You too.

- Just like the real deal.

Got our computer
here linked up to dispatch.

They follow us by GPS,

and we can see all our calls
and the other units.

- Nice system.

Modern.

The equipment they have down
at the sheriff's department

looks like it's about ready
to give out.

- Oh, we're privately funded.

Plenty of donations coming in.

- So you never
worked with my dad?

- No, never actually
met him face to face

till he moved
to the community.

We were always
in different districts,

and your dad was a detective,

and I was more
of a desk jockey,

but we've become good friends.

- You would consider
relocation?

- Yes. Yes, indeed.
- Okay.

Well, I-I would prefer
to work in the general area,

but of course
I'd consider relocation.

- Very good.
[vacuum running]

All right then.

Well, uh, I think
that's about it.

We don't have--
-Hi, honey.

- I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, what?

- I said that's about it. Thank you for your application.

- Well, thank you
for your time,

and I'll hear back
from you either way?

- Uh, absolutely.
- Great. Thanks again.

- Bye now.
- Okay.

Carol.

Hi.
- Hi, honey.

- Did you happen to see
a stack of papers

that I left
on the desk this morning?

- Oh, yeah. I was in here
a little bit earlier.

Cleaned up a little bit.
- Oh. Okay.

Where exactly did you
put the papers?

- Oh, well, they were all
over the place,

so I just put 'em
in a box for you.

- Thank you,
but I actually

keep my job hunt materials
in a certain order, so--

- Just need to finish this
and then I have the bathrooms.

- Okay, Carol--
- We're gonna have lunch.

Don't forget.
- What box, though?

Carol, what box?

- So what do you do
in collaboration

with the sheriff's department?

- Whatever they need;
if there's an accident,

we set up barriers,
do traffic control.

Local events,
we always have a presence there.

Department is starting
to call on us more and more now

that they're starting
to feel a pinch.

- So what do you do when you
a see a crime in progress?

- Call it in.
Wait for the cavalry.

We're never allowed to carry
weapons or confront criminals.

We keep our eyes
and ears open.

Visible presence in the
community. That's what we do.

- Unit G3,
reported stalled vehicle,

please respond to call on
the corner of 5th and Maple.

- Unit G3, we're on it.

Hello there, ma'am.
What can we do for you today?

- My Todd.
I don't know where he's gone.

I can't find my Todd.

- Now, who's Todd?

- It's almost dinner time,

and--oh, my poor Todd.

- When was the last time
you saw him, ma'am?

- He always eats
at this time.

- Oh, Todd is your cat.

- Yes, Todd, my kitty.

That is who I'm talking about.

- Okay.

- Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.
- Todd? Todd?

- Here, kitty, kitty.
- Yeah.

- Thank you.
Thank you.

- Come out, come out,
wherever you are.

- Todd?

Here, kitty,
kitty, kitty, kitty.

Todd?
[gasps]

There you are.

Oh, good boy.

Good boy.

[cat meows]

- [gasps]
Todd. Oh, my baby.

There you are.
- Here he is.

- Here he is.
Oh, thank you.

- Now, it's very important
you keep that door

closed and locked.

Not just for kitty cat,

but for your own safety,
too, ma'am.

- Could you also
help me find my jewelry box?

- Your jewelry box?

- Yes, all my old pearls
and sapphires.

I still like to wear
them sometimes.

[lighthearted music]



- I know it's sad,
but for all we know,

she never
even had a jewelry box.

- Thanks again.

[indistinct chatter]

[bell ringing]

- Excuse me.
- Barry, hi.

[indistinct chatter]

- Well, you're certainly
qualified to teach here.

I just wish we had a spot
for you.

- I understand, Mr. Beck.
- Well, I'll be sure

to keep your resume on file
in case anything opens up.

We'd be lucky to have you.

Best of luck to you.

I know it's hard
out there right now.

- Well, thank you so much.

It was a pleasure
meeting you.

- You too.

- This is where the behind
the scenes magic happens.

Just got to remember
to punch out.

- SST volunteer number 237,
in my office now.

- Guess that's me.

Um, you wanted to see me,
Commander Chapman?

- Are we forgetting something,
volunteer number 237?

- Don't think so, ma'am.

Oh, my apologies.

I meant to introduce you
to my ride along,

but I thought you might be busy.
- And?

- And I need you to fill out
a VPAT form.

Ellie here is on
the hiring track

with the sheriff's department.

- Is that so?
- Yes, ma'am.

- Ellie,
this is Commander Chapman.

- So how did you enjoy your
experience riding with us today?

- I really got a feel for
what you bring to the community.

- Hmm, glad to hear it.

Now fill out that sheet
and put it in my box.

- I would like to sign up.

Become an SST volunteer.

- As you could see,
our squad

is made up entirely of members
of the community that we serve

members of a certain age
and life stage.

- I am a member
of this community now,

and I was looking
at the SST bylaws, and I

didn't see anything specific
about an age requirement.

- This isn't a preschool
for the sheriff's department.

- I wouldn't treat it that way.

- Well, I suppose you can fill
out the paperwork and apply.

- I'll get on that right away,
ma'am.

- I appreciate
the opportunity.

[soft music]



- Oh. Honey.

Look who's here.

How was it?

- Oh, did you rescue any cats
from trees?

- Funny you should ask.

Oh, hey, babe.
- Hey.

- How are you?

- There you go.
You must be starving.

Did they feed you?
- Yeah, we stopped for lunch.

Clyde's a pretty cool guy.

- He's harmless enough.

- He offered to sponsor
my training.

- What?
- I'm gonna be joining the SST.

- Why?

- Well, you said I should have
a plan, and this way

I'll gain experience working
with the sheriff's deputies.

- What kind of commitment
are you gonna have to make?

- It's flexible, but I'm gonna
be as involved as I can.

- Didn't you say you're
gonna look for part-time work?

- Yeah, but with this I'll be
doing something directly related

to law enforcement, not just
stuck in some holding pattern.

- It's a wonderful idea.

Hey, Martin, would you like some
relish in your ham salad?

- No, I'm okay. Really.

Thank you.
- Oh, you're welcome, sweetie.

I'll just try some.
Just a little bit of relish.

- I'll be back in an hour.

- Oh, but I just made lunch.

- I'm going shooting.
- Can I come along?

- Sure.

- But I have
all this ham salad.

[indistinct chatter]

- I got my eye on you.

- It's a lot of information.

- Little by little
you'll get there.

- I hope so.
- [chuckles]

[gunfire]

- Okay. You're up.

- Oh, no.

No, I don't need to shoot.

Really. Yeah, I just
needed out of the house.

- Come on,
you're already here.

Nothing to be afraid of.
- Okay.

You know,
Ellie told me about how

you used to take her shooting
when she was a little girl.

- Well,
I figured the sooner she

learns how to protect herself,
the better.

- You know,
I think she'd make a great cop.

You know,
she has such a passion for it.

I'm sure she got that
from you.

- Yeah, well, if I said
I didn't love being a cop,

I'd be lying.

Okay.
It's good to go.

Safety is on.
- Okay.

- Okay.
Let's get your ears on.

- All right.

- Okay. Keep your finger
outside the trigger guard.

Keep your feet
shoulder width apart.

- Parallel.
- Okay.

- Knees slightly bent.

Your weight on the balls
of the feet.

One eye closed.

Two hands on the gun.

And gently squeeze
the trigger on an exhale.

[gunshot]

You're a natural, Martin.

- Thanks.
- I think that's a bull's-eye.

[chuckles]

[suspenseful music]



- Very nice.



Check out the front.
- Yeah, I'm on it.



- Coffee's on the Simpsons.
- [chuckles]

- What?

- Nothing.

Okay. Something.

I think you should talk
to Ellie.

- I talk to her all the time.

- I mean tell her everything.

About what it's like
to be a police officer.

She'll understand, Gary.

- Hey.

- Hi, honey.

- I'm going to go to bed.

- Night, Dad.

- You want to help?

- Sure.
You should start with the edges.

- I like to do it that way
sometimes, not all the time.

- It's faster.

- I'm not going
for a speed record, dear.

- Is everything
all right with dad?

- Well, you know, to not be able
to do what you do best,

to have a career
cut short like that?

It's hard.

That uniform, that badge,

it made him so proud.

He's just got to find
another way to feel proud.

- Yeah.

Everything used to be
so simple.

- When was that?

- When I was little.
Everything

just seemed so perfect, like it
all just fell into place.

- Well, I'm glad
it seemed like that,

but, honey,
nothing just falls into place.

You know what I see
when I look at you?

I still see that spunky
little girl

playing football with those boys
out there in the street

until the sun goes down.

I see that girl
who had courage to speak up

when someone
was being picked on.

How are you doing over there
with the edges?

- Working on it.

Slowly but surely.

- Can I help you?

- Yeah, actually,
is there a manager around?

- My name's Jeff.

I'm the manager
and the owner.

- Great.

I noticed you guys
are looking for some help.

- Come on in.

- Thanks.

[upbeat music]



- How does it feel
to be behind the wheel?

- I got to be honest.

You seem a little overqualified
to be working on cars.

- Well, I assure you
that I am excited about the job.

Plus I'm pretty good
under the hood.

- Hey, Dad.
- Yeah.

- This hose is cracked.

- Well, you know what to do,
right?

- Yeah.
- Then go for it.

- All right.

[upbeat music]



- Hey. Good morning.
- Oh, you're here.

Let's see.
- I don't know much about

these newfangled engines.
- He's gonna fix you right up.

- [humming]
[groans]

- So it's been a really good
move for him though, right?

- Yeah, I think so.

- Make sure to tell him
I said hi.

- I will.

- A grande?

We must be celebrating
something.

- Well,
I got some good news.

I got a job
working on cars.

- I'm so proud of you.

- Well, it's not exactly
what I thought I'd be doing,

but sometimes life
throws you curveballs.

Just got to swing 'em
as best you can.

- Exactly.

That is wonderful.
- You sure?

You don't think it's too much
of a holding pattern?

- No. No, not at all.

Besides, you could still look
for a teaching job on the side.

- Definitely.

- To us.

- Excuse me.
Hey.

[indistinct chatter]

[upbeat music]



[suspenseful music]



- So we've got
two service calls today

and the installation
of this new unit.

- It sounds like we're gonna
have some time to look around.

- Yes. It's gonna be
a very fruitful day.

- [chuckles]

- That should do it.

- For a professor, you're
not too bad with a wrench.

- I paid my way
through school working on cars.

It was flexible
with my class schedule.

- Lucky for me.

- Hey, guys.
both: Hey.

- How was school?
Much homework?

- No, not too much.
I can do that oil change.

- Homework first,
then the oil change.

What--what's my motto
about priorities?

- School comes first.

- That's right.

Come on, let's take a look
at that transmission.

- Okay.

[suspenseful music]



[indistinct chatter]

- I didn't break any laws.

I'll see you later.
- Okay.

- Chief Deputy Perez.
- Cadet now, huh?

- That's right, and graduation's
coming up. Will you be there?

- I'll certainly do my best.
- Great.

I just figured volunteering
with SST will keep me active

and help better my chance
in becoming a deputy.

- So you're serving your
community in any way you can.

- Yeah.

- I like that.

- What you working on there?

- American History.
- Do you enjoy it?

- It's all right.
I don't know.

I'd rather be working on cars.

- You have the rest
of your life to work on cars.

For now work on
your education.

Got it?

- Yup.

- Well, let me know
if you ever need help.

American History
happens to be my specialty.

- Thanks.

[upbeat music]



- [exhales sharply]

- [chuckles]

[applause]

- Congratulations.

- Congratulations.
- Hi.

- Our next cadet graduating
tonight, Mrs. Ellie Skopic.

[dramatic music]



Welcome, SST member 336.

[applause]

- I'm proud of you, babe.

- Thank you.

- You know, I always want
us to be there for each other.

- I want that too.

- Here she comes.

- Ah, congratulations,
dear.

- Thanks, Mom.
- Well done.

- She's a chip
off the old block, eh?

- Yes.

- Think you might look
into joining us someday, Martin?

- Probably not my style.

- [chuckles]
What about you, Gary?

This motivation for you to get
back on the horse with SST?

- Well, my horse disappeared
over the horizon long ago.

- [chuckles]

- Chief Deputy Perez.

- Ellie.

Congratulations.

I'm very impressed by how
you're serving with SST while

we're waiting to hear what
happens with the department.

- I'm gonna give it my all.

- That I don't doubt.

- Oh, this is my dad.

- Chief Deputy Perez.

- Gary Lawton.
I heard you're new.

Where did you come in from?

- I just transferred
in from El Paso

a little less
than a year ago.

I understand that we just
missed each other.

- How do you find
our community?

- It's not
without its challenges.

Most of 'em are budgetary,
but changes need to be made,

and I'm trying to figure out
the best way to make 'em happen.

- Well, good luck with that.
- Thank you, sir.

- Nice to meet you.
- Likewise.

Be well.

- So the hiring freeze?

- Ellie, I'm sorry
'cause I know it's tough,

but I don't have
any new information for you.

- Someone's got
a lot of homework.

- Big test tomorrow.

Tyler needs to get
his grades up.

- What's the test on?

- It's on the revolution.

I'm supposed to memorize
all these dates and places,

and I don't know how I'm gonna
learn all this in time.

- Hey, Jeff.

You mind if take my lunch break
early today?

- Sure.

- Well, how about
I give you a little help?

History is kind of my thing.

- Sure.

Thanks.

[soft music]



- I got an interview.

Phone interview.
Friday at 11:00 a.m.

- That's awesome, Martin.
Which school?

- It's a small prep school
called CMI.

- Where is that?

- It's in Maine.
- Maine?

- I know that this
would screw up our plans here,

all right, but I'm sure they
need cops in Maine, too, right?

- I love you, Martin.

Let's just cross this bridge
when we get to it.

[upbeat music]

- No wonder,
it's 54 degrees out.

- I know.

These heated seats
are the business.

- Oh, yeah.

Oh, like on my--
- That's all I really need.

- On my car. I've got
the heated steering wheel too.

- Yeah, me too.
Oh, man.

That's awesome.
- Oh, yeah.

[suspenseful music]



[crickets chirping]

- It's the cops.
We got to get out of here.

- Look, there's lights
flashing in the window.

- But I don't see anything.

- Look,
there can be intruders.

- Maybe we should call it in.

This is Unit G3.

Possible code 84
at 3122 Poppy Lane, over.

- 10-4.
Code 84 at 3122 Poppy Lane.

Sheriff's department notified.
Unit G3, stand down.

I repeat, stand down and wait
for deputies to arrive.

- Ellie? Ellie? Are you crazy?

You can't go in there.

[suspenseful music]



- Go, go, go, go.

[grunts]
- Let's go.

[grunts]

- You are in direct violation
of protocol.

I told you not to get
out of the car.

- Please hurry. We saw--

- Get back in the car, please,
ma'am.

- No, I'm trying
to explain to you.

We saw some intruders
escape out the back.

There could be residents
inside that are hurt.

- Grimes County Sheriff's
Department.

Grimes County Sheriff's
Department.

- What's the matter?
What's wrong?

- We got a call from SST about a
possible break-in at your house.

- Well,
I didn't make any call.

- We did, ma'am. We were driving
through the neighborhood,

and we saw some flashlights

on in your home.
- What's that?

- You sure you didn't hear
anything at all tonight, ma'am?

- I've been fast asleep
since 9:30.

- No sign of forced entry.

- We saw someone in there.
I'm sure of it.

- Could have been
your headlights

reflecting off the window.

- No, we--
we know what we saw.

- The resident
didn't notice anything.

If you notice
anything missing,

you make sure
to give us a call.

- Oh, thank you,
young man.

- Apologies again, ma'am.

- Oh, don't be silly.

I haven't had this much
excitement in months.

[chuckles]
- Well, good night now.

- Good night.

- Can you come with me
for just a minute?

- No sign of forced entry
here either.

- I told you.

I saw two people
escape through the back

and hop over the wall
into the woods.

- How about you?

- I can't say for sure
I saw anybody back here at all.

- Not a bad day, huh?

- It beats a company paycheck.
[chuckles]

Hey, you hungry?

- The people in this community
are a vulnerable target.

I mean, things could be
missing from their house

and they may not even
realize it.

- I appreciate your concern,
but as I said,

no crime was committed here
as far as I can tell.

- Okay.
I-I just think that--

- You new to the volunteer team?
- Yeah.

- Well, you be sure
to call us anytime.

Better safe than sorry.
- Mm-hmm.

- You two have a good one.

Good night.

- Good night.

[door closes]
[engine turns over]

- Volunteer number 237 and 336,
in my office now.

I can't tell you how little
I appreciate negative feedback.

I told you that this opportunity
is not to be used

as some kind of ploy to impress
the sheriff's department.

Now, that's what you were
intending

with this little stunt?

- Stunt? There was a crime.

- Not according to
the deputy on site.

- He wasn't even there
when it was happening.

Listen, I have been doing some
research, and I have a theory.

- And I have a lot of work
to do

just trying to keep
this organization afloat.

- No. Please, just--

- Bottom line, you were supposed
to stay inside your vehicle

until the deputy
arrived on site,

and you didn't do that,

so consider this a warning...

to both of you.

- Clyde? Clyde?
Hey.

Hey, Clyde?

I kind of thought
you'd have my back in there.

- Ellie, I told you we were
supposed to stay in that car.

Now, I like you, Ellie,

and I'm sure you've got a real
bright future ahead of you,

but since my wife passed,
SST is all I have,

and if you're gonna jeopardize
that for me,

we can't ride together anymore.
- Clyde?

- I'm sorry.

[dramatic music]



- Hey, Mr. Skopic.

I got a B-plus.

- Nice.

Good job, man.
- Thanks.

- Hey, you earned it.

Hey, babe.

You okay?

- Yeah.

It's just one of those days.
How was your shift?

- Riveting.

But that's not
the news of the day.

They offered me the job
in Maine.

- What did you say?

- Well, that it was
a big move

and I'd have to talk
to you first, of course.

So we're at the bridge.

What do you think?

- Anything interesting happen
on patrol today?

- I think there's a string of
robberies happening in the area.

Yeah, I looked into it,

and a lot of these companies
that do the maintenance

for these communities are given
keys so they can access the home

of the elderly or disabled.
- So?

- So I mean, that potentially
puts these residents at risk.

- Sounds like a reach.

- Clyde and I rolled up
on a home invasion last night.

- What happened?
- Nothing happened.

We just had to sit there and
wait until the deputy got there,

and by that point
it was too late.

- Was a report filed?

- No, he didn't believe me.

He thought I didn't know
what I was doing.

- Do you blame him?

You're not even a rookie.
You're an SST volunteer.

- Dad, maybe
if you spent less time

discouraging me
and more time

trying to figure out what you're
passionate about again,

you'd be less of a grouch.

- Let's have
a nice dinner, okay?

- Martin tells me that
he received a good job offer

from Maine
but that you are refusing to go.

- I didn't say it
like that exactly.

- That is between Martin
and me, Dad.

- Ah, it involves
the whole family

when you're under our roof.

- Okay. I'll get dessert.

- I'll get the bowels.
- Is that what this is about?

You just want us
out of your hair?

- Is that what you
think this is about?

- Yes, I do.
- Well, the distance

between what you think you know
and what you actually know

will get you all the way
to Maine and back.

- If you want us gone,
why don't you just say it?

- You're a big girl, Ellie.

- Guys?
Carol?

Carol?

- Dial 911!

- Hospital escort to lab,
hospital escort to lab.

- How is she?

- She's had
a mild heart attack.

- No, she's too young
for that.

- Unfortunately,
it can happen at any age.

- Can we see her?
- She's sedated now.

We're prepping her
for angioplasty.

I'll update you as soon
as I have more information.

She's going to be fine.
Don't worry.

- Thank you, Doctor.

- On-call neurologist to ICU.
On-call neurologist to ICU.

- I'm gonna go get some coffee,
all right?

- No.
You two should go home.

There's nothing more
you can do here.

- Dad, come with us.

- I'll call you
if there's any news.

- Dad.

- I'm not going to leave
your mother here alone. Please.

- Dr. Bronberg to
ortho room five.

Dr. Bronberg
to ortho room five.

- Thank you.

- Keep us updated, okay?
- I will.

- I'm so glad.

Okay, thanks, Dad.

Bye.
[sighs]

The angioplasty
was successful.

We can see her later today.

- That's great news.
- Yeah.

My dad's insisting
on staying there again tonight.

He doesn't want to leave her.

- Well, maybe it's a good thing
we're here after all.

- Yeah.

Listen, I know you have
to tell them about the job.

- Oh, you are crazy if you think
that I'm gonna leave now.

- Martin.

- I don't care if it's
a full professorship at Harvard.

- Thanks, babe.

- For what?

- I know
I don't always show it,

but I can't live
without you.

I love you.

- I love you.

[romantic music]



- Wanted to say how sorry
I was to hear about Carol.

- She's okay.

My dad's actually
taking it a little bit harder.

- Scary feeling.

Believe me, I know.

Well, please give my love
to the family.

- Yeah.

Hey, Clyde.

I'm sorry I put you
in a bad spot with Chapman.

- It's no problem.

- Are we good?
- Sure we are.

- Mom.

Oh, how are you feeling?

- Honey, I'm fine.

- These are for you.
- Oh, Martin.

Thank you.

They're beautiful.

Thank you, both of you.

- Are you sure you're okay?

- Yes. Yes.

You know,
I couldn't be better.

I mean,
I've been better physically,

but, um, you know,
this whole thing

really has got me thinking
about what's important,

and I've been so focused
on running around

and putting everything
in its place

and making sure
everyone gets along...

[chuckles]

But that's not
what's important

It's loving
who you're with.

I hope you both realize

how lucky you are
to have each other.

[dramatic music]



- Coffee tastes better on
somebody else's dime, huh?

- Mr. Henderson.

- Oh, hi, Ned, Sandy.

I was just about
to call you guys.

My AC won't turn on.
Think you can take a look?

- Sure thing, Mr. Henderson.

We were actually gonna stop
by anyway.

- Oh, well, good.
Give me a call.

- All right.

It's all finished.

- All right.
So what's next?

- Why don't we do
some more studying?

- I don't even
have any homework.

- Well, you don't need
homework to study.

- Yeah, but I already got
a B-plus, so...

- I think you can do better.

Let's get a jump on studying
for your next test.

- Seriously?
- Look, I'll tell you what.

If you get an A,

I'll teach you how to change
a serpentine belt.

- Okay.

All right,
you got yourself a deal.

[horn honking]

- Do you need help?

- All right. You got that?
- Yes, here we go.

- Hi.
- Easy.

- Carol.
- You okay? Whoo.

- Hi.
- Hello, again.

- How you feeling?
- Hey.

I'm fine.
Stop fussing.

- Okay. No, you're okay.
I know. I'm just...

- Oh.

Don't baby me.
- [chuckles]

- Mom, do you want a snack?

- Okay.
- I'll get it.

- You know,
on second thought,

I think I'll just have a nap
in my own bed.

It'll be best.

- Are you sure?

- Positive.

- Okay.

Well, I have to get ready
for my shift.

What are you gonna do today?

- Well, they cancelled my shift
at the garage today,

so I guess I'll just
check some more job postings

and maybe do some reading.

- Well,
why don't you come with me?

- What, like a ride along?
- Yeah.

We've been saying we want
to spend more time together.

Hmm?
- Yeah. Okay.

[soft music]



- It's about time you're here.

- We came as soon
as we got the call.

- Come inside.
It's an emergency.

It's all on here.
- What?

- They robbed me.

Look.

I paid my bills the first
of the month like always,

but nothing cleared,
and the bank website

says there's no money
left in the account.

- It looks like a series of ATM
purchases over a number of days.

$1,000 at an electronic store.

$1,200 at a furniture store.

- You didn't make
any of these purchases?

- I haven't used
my ATM card in months.

I paid my bills online.

I have most of them set up
to be paid automatically.

- Have you filed a claim
with your bank?

- Don't I need to file
a police report first?

- No, not necessarily. We can
help you file a claim right now.

- Will I get my money back?

- Yeah, you should.
This happened to me once,

and they usually turn
these things around pretty fast.

- How did the thieves
get my information?

- You know, sometimes they
can hack in your computer

or get a look
at your card or your PIN.

- Do you have
your ATM card now?

- Oh, I sure do.

I have it right here.

I always keep it
in the same place, you know.

[mumbling]

It's gone.

- Well,
what about your PIN number?

Do you have that
written down anywhere?

- Yeah, on a piece of tape
on back of the card

so I don't forget.

Oh, that probably
was not a great idea.

- Don't worry. We're gonna
get this taken care of.

Let's start
with filing this claim.

Okay.

And you should have the money
back in your account

in the next few days.

- Sure there's nothing else
you need?

- I'll be fine.

Thanks to you two.

- Just curious, you
been using Cold Breeze long?

- About ten years now,
I think.

- Do they have access
to your house

when you're not at home?

- I had to leave them a key
at one point

to do maintenance
on the compressor.

I go stay with my daughter for
three months during the summer.

- Okay, well, thank you.

- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.

- Hey, do you really think
workers from that company

would be victimizing
their own customers?

- It's possible. I mean,
they have access to keys or they

could just leave the door
unlocked when they're working,

but I just can't prove it.

- Well, have you talked
to your commander?

- I've tried.

I really think there needs to be
a greater level of communication

and cooperation between the SST
and the sheriff's department.

- Well, why not talk
to the chief deputy about it?

- I just don't want
it to seem like I'm going

over Chapman's head,
you know?

I could try
talking to her again.

I just don't think
it'll do any good.

She's not really
a big fan of mine.

- Well, I have never known you
to give up on anything.

- I made you some coffee.

It's black,
just how you like it.

- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.

The garden's looking good.

- Yeah, it's got
all the vegetables and herbs

that your mother likes.

Store charges an arm
and a leg for this stuff.

- How's that on your back?

- Ah, like everything else,
you learn to live with it.

- I'm not giving up, Dad.

- You know,
I have some experience.

I might have
some good advice.

And as your father,

I'm saying that maybe
our sheriff's department

isn't right for you.

[soft music]







[suspenseful music]



- Oh, what are you doing?
Put that back.

No, that's too obvious.

You got to look for something
designer, all right?

Anything we can sell online.

- This is a waste of time.

We need some big ticket items
like some--

some jewelry or some art.

- I'm telling you,
ladies pay top dollar

for this stuff,
all right?

She won't even know it's gone,
she buys so much stuff.

Just hurry up.

[knocking]

- Ned? Sandy?

You boys in there?
- He knows we're here.

It's Mr. Henderson.
- Should we sneak out the back?

- No, no.
It's too obvious.

Let's just hide the stuff.
We'll go talk to him.

- Mr. Henderson.

How can we help you today?

- I thought I saw
you come in here.

I'm sorry for interrupting,

but my AC,
it's making a funny sound.

Do you think you could take
another look?

I'd sure appreciate it.
- Of course, man.

That's why we're here,
after all.

Let us just finish up inside.

We'll be right over.
- Thank you, boys, so much.

I don't know what this community
would do without the two of you.

- Happy to help.
- Thanks.

- Take care now.

[exhales deeply]

[indistinct chatter]

- I would like to
thank you all

for another successful
fund-raiser.

Thanks to your contributions,
we will continue

to function at the level
that you've come to expect and,

of course, to keep
our community safer for us all.

I hope you enjoy your night.

[applause]
[indistinct chatter]

- Ellie,
how is your mom doing?

- She's recovering.

- Oh, good, and how's your dad
hanging in there?

- He's doing his best.

- I gonna have to stop by
and see him real soon.

Ah, would you excuse me?

- Now's your chance.
- Your kid's doing great.

- Chief Deputy Perez, I don't
think you've met my husband.

This is Martin.
- It's nice to meet you, Martin.

- Likewise.

- Tell me something.
What do you do?

- I was an assistant professor
at the university,

but I was recently laid off.

- Ouch.
- Yeah.

Things are definitely tough
in the public sector

right now, huh?

You hang in there. I'm sure
something's gonna come through.

And just between
you and me,

I'm hearing some positive things
about the county

lifting the hiring freeze
in the next couple months.

- Um, that's great news.

- How are things here
with the SST?

- I'm actually loving it.

There are some things
that I noticed that I was hoping

I could discuss with you.

- Please.

- What the SST does
is amazing,

and their volunteers
are fantastic.

I just think
that the sheriff's department

needs to have more of
a presence here.

- Ms. Skopic.
Oh, Mr. Ron.

- This is a fantastic
get-together.

You have this down
to a science.

- Well, thank you.
I certainly like to think so.

- Ellie was just running me
through some of her thoughts

about SST's partnership
with the sheriff's department.

- Really? Is that so?

- Please, go on.
- Oh.

Well, I was just saying
that it might be helpful

if there's a possibility
for a greater level

of communication
between the two entities.

Maybe even someone
from the department

working full time
with SST, like a liaison.

- Well, essentially
that's what I do in addition

to the supervising and
management of the entire squad.

- Right.

However, I can imagine
if you could have more input,

how much stronger the
partnership could be.

- And your point is?

- Do you remember me?

- Yes. Hi, sir.

- How are you?
- Better now, thanks to you.

I came to donate tonight
because of these two.

I got my whole bank account
drained by thieves.

I was dead in the water
till they showed up.

- Well, we really
appreciate your support

for our organization, sir.
Thank you.

- As long as you have
good people like them, well,

you can count on it.

This one, she's a keeper.

[dramatic music]



- Hey.
You didn't climb any higher

on your commander's
popularity chart tonight.

- Surprise, surprise.

But let's not worry
about that right now.

I've got something planned.

- But it's 9:30.

It's nighty night time.

- Well, then I guess we're just
gonna have to sneak out.

[soft music]



- Where are we going, anyway?
- Shh, be quiet.

- Do you think if we're caught,
we'll get grounded?

- [chuckles]

- It's gorgeous up here.

- And it's just you and me.

- Bet this is
where all the local teenagers

come to make out.

- I don't think
there are any local teenagers.

- [chuckles]

- Check out what's in there.
- Hmm?

- Go. Yeah.
- All right.

Let's see what you got.

Popcorn,

chocolate-covered raisins...
- [chuckles]

- Orange soda.

This is all the same junk

that I packed
on our first date,

isn't it?

When I took you
up to Mt. Lemmon.

I had no idea
what I was doing.

- I thought it was romantic.

- I love you.

- I love you too.

- After everything
that's happened to us.

- For better or for worse.

- Guess maybe we're just getting
the "worse" part

out of the way early, huh?
- [chuckles]

- Seriously,

I feel like the entire world
could come unglued,

and as long as we
have each other, we'll be okay.

[romantic music]



- [groans]
- Oh, Mom.

What are you doing?

- Well, you two
were out late.

- You okay, Carol?
- Yes, honey, thank you.

I was just making
some warm milk.

- Okay. Well, sit down.
Why didn't you ask Dad to do it?

- Oh, that's--
I don't want to wake him.

- Carol.

If you want something,
ask me for it.

- I know. I know.

- Okay.

Hmm, okay.

Thank you, sweetheart.

- Oh, you're welcome.

- This is so much easier
than doing it myself.

- I can't believe this.

I just can't believe this.

- Is everything all right?

- This is unbelievable.

- What happened?

- I got an A on my test.

- What?
That's my boy.

- Right?
I've never gotten an A before.

- Congratulations, Tyler.

- Thank you, Mr. S.
You're--

you're a really good teacher.
- Oh, no problem.

- So how about that serpentine
belt lesson, hmm?

- Let's do it.
- All right.

Let's do it.

- Hey, Dad.

- Hey, kiddo.

- You haven't called me
that in forever.

I like it.

- Any news on the robberies?

- No, not yet.

It's still just a theory
at this point.

- Well, make sure
you don't jump the gun,

especially on the details.

That's the worst way
to blow a case.

- I remember
when I was a little girl,

and you would come home
in your uniform,

and I just thought you were
the coolest dad in the world.

- I should have
never retired.

- Oh, Dad,
it's not your fault.

You got hurt.

- Well, there's more
to the story than that.

- More to what story?

- About why I
left the department.

- What? What do you mean?
What happened?

- There was an incident.

- An incident?

- You know that case
I was working on

about dealing drugs
at junior high?

- Yeah, the one
before you got hurt?

- I knew who was doing it,

but I couldn't prove it,

so I started
keeping an eye on him

when I was off duty.

It took a while,

but eventually
I saw him make a deal,

so I knew he was carrying.

He spots me
as I'm closing in,

and he bolts, gets in his car,
drives off like a maniac,

I pursue.

There's an accident.

I messed my back up.

He gets hurt pretty bad.
- Wow.

Well, you were just doing
your job.

- Yeah, that's not the way
the department saw it,

and in the confusion
of the wreck, he somehow

manages to ditch the drugs,
so I have no proof.

He lawyers up, says that I
was trying to set him up,

claims entrapment,

and the department
didn't back me up.

25 years I worked with them.

Not a mark against me,

and they just--well,
tossed me away with no benefits.

- How can they do that?

- Politics.

Then the union steps in
to make a deal.

Basic disability, but only if
I retire immediately.

- Wow.

Well, does Mom know that?

- Yeah.

- Well, why didn't
you tell me?

- [exhales deeply]

- Dad.

Dad, you're still my hero.

It explains why he's been
so different since he retired.

- And why he doesn't trust
the department.

- I just don't understand why he
waited so long to tell me.

- Well, he must have
had his reasons, Ellie.

[suspenseful music]

- Look.
It's the Cool Breeze truck.



- Are you sure
this is a good idea?

- I'm just trying to see
where they're going.



This is the same house that
that lady lost her jewelry box.

- Ellie.
Ellie.

- How you doing
today, officer--

or, uh, volunteer officer.

I don't really know
what you guys like to go by.

- I'm Volunteer SST Skopic.

- A little better looking
than most of 'em.

- [chuckles]

- I'm sorry,
were we speeding or something?

- No, I'm just patrolling
the neighborhood.

Just wanted to make sure
everything was going on well.

- Well, going fine.

Thanks.

- Oh, hello, boys.

- How are you doing today,
ma'am?

- Did I call you?

- No, just time
for a routine servicing.

- Got to check
the compressor

and coils
and change the filters.

- Oh, okay.
Just go around back.

I think you know
where I keep my spare key.

- Thank you.

Always got to have access
to the system.

With the warm season coming up,
if a unit goes down,

it could be hazardous
to the health of the elderly.

Take care.

- Hello, Gary.

- Hey, Clyde.

- Your lovely wife
said you were back here.

Brought her some flowers.

- Very thoughtful of you.

- Meant to stop by sooner,
but didn't want to intrude.

- Coffee?

- [exhales sharply]
That was too close.

That little volunteer
is onto us.

I'm calling off the last job.

- Whoa, we made a deal.

Huh? One more job.

I need this money,
man.

You owe me this.

- I mean, it's so strange.

One minute everything is fine,
the next minute, upside down.

I guess you have to enjoy
the moments as they come.

- Why did you retire
when you did?

You were still young.
You had a few more years left.

- Mm.
My wife, Michelle, and I

had all these things
we wanted to do.

I retired as soon
as I was eligible.

Our plan was to do
all the things we talked about,

but then she got sick.

Plans changed.

- I don't think
I could make it without Carol.

- Wish I had
some magic words for you.

You got yourself
a beautiful family, Gary,

but you've got to remember
to hold on to what you've got.

- Commander Chapman,
can I have a word with you?

- What is it?

- I ran into a couple
of employees

of Cold Breeze AC Systems
that I thought were suspicious.

I got their names, routes,

and maintenance schedules, and I
included their customer list.

- How'd you manage that?

- I called the feedback number
on the back of the van.

I told them that we
are updating security systems

in some
of the gated communities.

- Oh, so you lied?

- They told me there are two men
working within this territory,

Sandy O'Delle and Ned Larry.

I pulled up all the calls
for the past two years,

and I cross referenced them
with the claims, and--

- And?
- And I think I found a pattern.

These are all missing property
claims and fraud reports.

- I don't have time
to help you play detective.

- What is your problem with me?
- Excuse me?

- I think your personal feelings
towards me is getting in the way

of helping
to protect this community.

- What you served me
with is coincidence.

The fact that all your calls
come from Cold Breeze customers

stands to reason
as it's the biggest company

in the region.

In fact, 3/4 of our residents
are served by Cold Breeze.

I'd like to go home now.

[soft music]



[suspenseful music]

[indistinct chatter]



- Hey, thanks so much
for all you've done

to help Tyler
with his homework.

I have never seen
him care about school so much.

- Oh, he's a great kid.
It's my pleasure.

- Thanks.
- You bet.

[phone ringing]

- Hello?

- Martin, this is
Principal Beck.

- Oh, hi, Mr. Beck.

What can I do for you?

- Well, an interesting
opportunity

has come up at the school,

and I'm just wondering
if you'd be interested.

- Yeah, what's the job?
- Well, I can only offer you

a substitute teaching position
for now,

but rumor has it that our
history teacher,

Mrs. Schneider,
is retiring next year.

So if you're up for it, we'd
love to get you in as a sub

and see how things
work out.

- I would love to.

Thank you so much, Sir.

- Great.
Thanks a lot.

- [exhales deeply]
[chuckles]

[suspenseful music]



[clattering]

- Carol.

You're not supposed
to have caffeine.

- No, no. This is
for your coffee in the morning.

I'm just setting it up.
- I'll take care of that.

You need to focus on yourself.
- Oh, no.

It'll just take a second.

- Come on.
Why don't you sit?

How about some warm milk
to help you sleep?

[soft music]



- Oh, it's so hard not being
able to do all the things

I'm used to doing.

You know,
I can hardly stand it.

- You'll be back to normal
in no time.

[oven clicking]



- You've made progress.

- Well, at least
I'm still good for something.

- You're still good
for a lot of things.

- I'm sorry.

- Sorry?
For what?

- For my behavior
since I retired.

- Hey,
I'm not the only one

who's had to deal
with big changes.

- It just kills me
that I'm such a disappointment.

- You are not
a disappointment.

Gary, don't you forget.

You will always be
my knight in shining armor.

[romantic music]



[suspenseful music]



- You are looking at
Greater Brimnes Middle School's

newest long-term
substitute teacher.

- Seriously, Martin?

Oh, that's so great.

- I can work on getting
my secondary school credential

while subbing full time,

and maybe I'll have better luck
in secondary ed

than I did
in the collegiate world.

- [chuckles]
When do you start?

- Next week.

- Oh, at least--at least one
of us has good news.

[chuckles]

- What's going on?

- You know how I asked Chapman
to run those background checks

on the Cold Breeze employees?
- Yeah.

- Well...

she shot me down,
so I went on a stakeout today,

and I saw them loading
their van.

I know that
they're up to something,

and they're probably gonna
do a job tonight,

but she doesn't
want to listen.

- So go over her head.

Take it straight to Perez.

- I just don't have any proof,
and I don't want to play

into what she's already
accused me of.

- Well, I wanted
this to be a surprise,

but after I got the job call,

I celebrated by splurging
for a top-rated background

check website.
- What?

- Look at that.

- Both of these men
have prior convictions.

Breaking and entering,
assault.

- You were right, Ellie.

I can't imagine why any company
would hire these clowns.

What are you thinking?

- How do you feel about going
on an unofficial ride along?

- What if we see something?

- We call it in, and this time
I make sure I get them on video.

- I don't know how you
could do this night after night

if you become
an actual deputy.

- When I become
an actual deputy.

Hmm, I have an idea.

How about we take
the access road into the woods?

[suspenseful music]



Look.
There it is.

- What's that doing
parked there?

[suspenseful music]



- This is them.

They must be out in the
neighborhood hitting some house.

Hey, get a picture of the plate.
- Okay.

We got to call this in.

- We got to find out
where they are first.

[camera shutter clicks]

- Ellie.

Ellie.

- Call it in.
- Start filming. Okay.

Come on, come on,
come on, come on, come on.

[phone trilling]

Come on, come on.

[phone trilling]



- What's taking so long?

- Hi.
Yes, I'm in Oasis Canyon.

There's a burglary
in progress.

I'm in the back
of the house, and I've see--

- Hey, hang up the phone.

Hang up the phone.

Now.

- I'd do what the man says.

- How 'bout we take a walk?

[suspenseful music]



I remember you.

Think you're a slick
little volunteer, don't you?

- You're not gonna
get away with this.

- What are you
gonna do with us?

- Just let us
worry about that.

- You really think it's smart to
turn this simple property crime

into a full-on kidnapping?

- Well, you kind of forced
our hand now, didn't you?

- How long have you been
preying on these poor people?

- All right. Let's go.

Get in.

- We're not doing it.
- I said get in.

- Hey, hey.
[grunts]

- Martin!

- Get in the car.
- Hey!

Drop the gun!

[both grunting]

- Stay on the ground.

Dad, how did you--
- Just 'cause I'm grouchy

doesn't mean I don't
think your instincts are right.

[police siren blaring]
[indistinct radio chatter]

- Cordon it off!

- Get 'em in the car.
Get 'em out of here.

- All right.
- Easy.

- Unit 619er...

- Turns out you all
were instrumental in the capture

of two dangerous criminals
here tonight.

- And it also seems that you
bypassed the chain of command...

again, putting yourself
in grave danger.

- She was just doing
what she thought was right.

- And she prevented a robbery.

- Due to your disregard
for our guidelines

and our protocols,

you leave me no other choice
than to suspend you from SST.

- You guys look exhausted.

Go home. Get some rest.

Come by headquarters tomorrow
and give your statements.

- Thank you.
- Yeah.
- Night.

- Kiddo.

Chin up.

You did great tonight.

- You guys did a really good
job on that case.

- For sure.

- Statements are done.

- That was pretty painless.

- Now it's up to the lawyers.

- Ellie.

- I'll go get the car.

- Those men'll be going
to prison,

and we've been in contact
with the owner of Cold Breeze.

Needless to say,
they will be revamping

their hiring practices.

- That's great news.

- I've been thinking about a few
things you said the other night

at the fund-raiser.

Some of 'em
really stuck with me.

We consider SST to be
a legitimate arm of our mission,

so we do like to monitor
their community feedback,

and needless to say,
this incident last night,

it proves that changes
are necessary,

freeze or no freeze,

and with all
of the challenges

I've been facing
since I got here,

I'm finding myself with
a little sympathy leverage.

- Sympathy leverage?

- I got some wiggle room.
- Uh-huh.

- Now, your tactics
with the SST,

they might have been
a tad unorthodox

as far as they're concerned,

but I find myself inspired.

I'm inspired by your initiative,
by your enthusiasm,

and I'll be quite frank
with you.

Your results.
- Wow, thank you, sir.

- You suggested there should be
an officer working as a liaison

with SST full time, right?

Somebody who understands
the unique nature

of the issues that face
that particular community.

How would you like
to be that liaison?

I've got special funding.

It's already been
fast-tracked for approval,

and I was able
to negotiate a salary,

given the nature
of that position,

that's 10% higher

than the starting salary
of a patrol deputy.

So the only thing I need to know
is are you interested?

- I'm interested.
- Good.

Congratulations.
You have a job.

I'll see you here on Monday.

Make sure you get her here
on time.

- Oh, I will.
- [chuckles]

[indistinct chatter]

- Ellie?
- [chuckles]

- Good morning, team.

Came by to thank you
all once again on behalf

of the department
for all the hard work

that you do
and to introduce you

to someone who's now gonna make
our partnership even stronger.

I'm sure
you all know Ellie Skopic.

As of today,

Ms. Skopic will be the first
official deputy liaison

between the sheriff's department
and SST.

I'm confident you'll all embrace
her in that capacity.

[applause]

- Thank you.
Thank you.

And as my first official act
as liaison

I would like to introduce you
to a new recruit

who will be signing up
for SST cadet training.

This is my dad,
Gary Lawton.

Retired detective,
first grade.

- All right, Gary.
Welcome aboard.

[laughing]

[applause]

[knocking]
- Commander Chapman?

- Deputy Skopic.

Come in.

Take a seat.

- I wanted to say

that I would love to put
our past differences aside

and create
a more positive work environment

for the sake
of our community.

I'm sure you weren't exactly
on board with all of this.

- Actually, Chief Deputy Perez
conferred with me about you,

and I pledged
my full support.

- Really?

- A long time ago I was training
to become a sheriff deputy.

I was right around your age.

I know today they have
different physical requirements

regarding gender and age,
but...

that wasn't the case
back then.

And I think that meeting
you brought up a lot of feelings

in me that I thought I had let
go of a long time ago,

but apparently I hadn't.

I want you to know

that I'm very much looking
forward to this new partnership.

- Thank you, Commander.

- [sighs]
Ellie.

Just not gonna be the same
here without you, sweetheart.

- I know. We're only
going 20 minutes away.

[laughter]

- The next family supper will
have to be at our new apartment.

- Yeah.
- Mom.

- Oh, Martin.

- Thank you so much, Carol.
- Of course. Thank you.

- I'm so proud of you.

- Thanks, Dad.

[dramatic music]

Okay.
- All right.

- Thank you for everything.

We love you.
- Love you, guys.

- Love you, too.
Drive safely.

- We will.
- All right.



- I think
I miss them already.

[chuckles]



- You ready for
our new life?

- About that.

I've been thinking.

- About what?

- This new life of ours.

Maybe we should start
thinking about adding to it.

- Really?

- Really.

- What is it?

- I just got this feeling.

- What?

- That all our dreams
are coming true.

- For better or for worse,
right?

- For better or for worse.

- Think we're finally
past the "worse" part yet?

- I think we're ready
for anything.

- All right.

[upbeat music]



[upbeat music]



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