7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 11, Episode 15 - Tit for Tat - full transcript

Colonel John Camden and his wife Ruth are staying over on their way to Hawaii, unannounced. Fearing they will spill the beans, Lucy wants to skip town with Kevin supposedly to help Simon, ...

Are you gathering up stuff
for the Goodwill?

Oh, no. Uh, Mac and Jane
and Margaret,

they're moving into
their new apartment,

so I thought I'd give them
some of our extra pots and pans,

dishes and silverware.

We have way too much
of everything.

Probably enough
for three kitchens.

I'm so happy
you brought that up.

Maybe we'll have enough stuff

to put in the garage apartment,

Oh, uh... no. The garage
apartment's pretty well stocked

with everything that Kevin
and Lucy left, you know?

And, no, you cannot move
into the garage apartment,

if that's where you're going
with all this.

You'll let me live overseas,

but you won't let me live
in the backyard.

Come on. I'm old enough.

I thought
it would be T Bone asking.

He likes it here in the house,
but he never had a family.

- What does that mean?
- Well, it means he enjoys

having everyone around him,

whereas I've had a family
all my life,

so I enjoy not
having everyone around.

Hmm. I see. Well, if you
stay here to go to college,

in a few years, you can have
the garage apartment.

How's that?

Oh, I'm definitely
not staying here for college.

Oh. Well,
I just thought I'd offer.

Well, I told you so.

Please. That was
only my first attempt.

It would be nice
to have some alone time.

Yeah, it would be nice,

but we agreed we're not
doing anything but making out.

That's fine. I mean,

as long as we're not
in a committed relationship,

I don't think we should be doing
anything more than making out.

A committed relationship?

What's the difference in that
and an exclusive relationship?

It's Valentine's... almost.

And a commitment
means a commitment.

Like some sort of gift.

No. Just some sort of symbol

that we really are committed
to each other.

A sign that you really
are my boyfriend.

Yeah. You're going to have
to spell this one out for me,

because, uh...
I'm not getting it.

I'm kind of new
to Valentine's Day.

I mean, it's never really
meant anything to me before.

Not that it does now.

I mean, you mean something,

but a day doesn't mean anything.

I think we should both...

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I can't go in there.

You have to.

You can't hide all weekend.

I could. I could have
an emergency or something.

What kind of emergency
would take you away

from your parents and your
family for an entire weekend?

Some other family member.
Simon. Simon.

Maybe Simon needs me
up at school

- for something.
- Like...?

I don't know. I just..
I can't go in there.

I can't tell them.

Well, maybe you don't have
to tell them.

- Julie. My sister Julie
told them. -No.

Yes. I bet she told them
when she and Hank

went to Buffalo for Christmas.

Well, maybe they just went
to Buffalo for Christmas.

Really, maybe they don't know.

No, no. They know.

Maybe Mary and Carlos told them.

Mary is close to them.

I sometimes think closer
than Julie.

I told Mary not to say anything.

She wouldn't do something
I told her not to do.

Yeah? Since when?

Since... I don't... I don't...


They went to see Matt and Sarah
in the city over the holidays.

Matt can keep a secret, and you
told him not to tell them.

And, as you pointed out,
they don't do

anything I tell them to do,
any of them.

What's going on?

Uh, Ruthie, take the tea
into the living room.

I'm coming after you.

Well, I was just going
to go down to the Promenade

to meet T Bone for lunch.
He's working.

Well, how are you going
to get there?

Well, the bus. People in...

(mocking): People in Scotland
take the bus everywhere.

Why are you in such a bad mood?

I don't know if my parents
know about my heart.

Well, you want me to find out?

- Yes, yes!
- Yes, yes!

If I find out, will you let me
move into the garage apartment?

- No.
- No.

Then can I just go down
to the Promenade instead?

Fine. Take the bus.
Take the bus!


(Eric sighs)

Well, thank goodness.

I-I thought we weren't welcome
for a moment.

Oh, Colonel, please.

You and Ruth
are always welcome here.

So I hear you have some new
children staying at the house?

Is that all you've heard?

Well, three of them
are... are leaving today.

They're moving
into a new apartment.

And that leaves one. T Bone.

The "T" stands for Theodore.

That's the one
who's in love with Ruthie?

Well, Julie told us.


She tell you anything else?

Seems to me, son,
you're in a bad mood.

Is it a problem
that we showed up unannounced?

You know, it's...
no, it's not...

it's not a problem, and...
and you're right.

I got some things going on
with, uh... with Simon,

and I'm thinking of driving
up there to see him.

Well, I'm sure Simon

can handle his own problems.

He can't have his daddy running
up to his university

to help him every time
he finds himself in a foxhole.

Well, so what exactly is wrong?

Is it girl trouble again?

Afraid so.

What kind of girl trouble?

It's, um... yeah it's personal.

I-I shouldn't be talking about
Simon's personal business.

Not even to your own parents?

Probably not.

Well, my goodness,
this does sound serious.


Well, how serious can it be?

You know, Simon's only
21 years old.

He's young. He's fine.

Everything's going to be fine.

Eric just worries too much.

(door opens)


Hi, Colonel!

Hi, Grandma Ruth!

Oh, look at you!

Give Grandma a kiss.


We got the mail.

There's something here for Jane.

Well, I think they're over
at Kevin and Lucy's.

Kevin's making a big lunch
before they take off.

- We'll take it to her.
- ERIC: Okay.

So, how long are you going
to be staying with us?

Oh, this is just a stopover
on our way to Hawaii.

We take off tomorrow afternoon.


We were stationed there
for a while

after the war and, well...

Well, we have many
fond memories

we're looking forward
to reliving.

We're looking for Jane.

She got a letter.

Oh, well, you know what?
They're running a little late.

They just took their first load
of stuff

over to their apartment.


But have you guys had lunch yet?

Because, you know,
maybe you can come over here

and have lunch
when they get back.

DAVID: That's okay.
We want to get back

over to the house to see
the Colonel and Grandma Ruth.

The Colonel and Ruth are here?

When... when did the Colonel
and Ruth get here?

- Today.
- Okay.

Okay, well, um, you know,
I'll take that,

and I'll...
I'll give this to Jane.

No, no, no, no, no, no!

Told you so.

No! No, no, no, no! Don't...
don't do "I told you so"

when I'm right in the middle
of a heart attack!

They got right on a plane
and flew out.

I'm surprised your dad
didn't have a heart attack.

Dad is going to kill me!
He's going to kill me!

But on the other hand,
it doesn't exactly mean

that the Colonel and Ruth told
him that... that I told them.

True, but that doesn't mean
they won't tell him.

No. The Colonel is the Colonel,

and he said
that he wouldn't say a word.

He got on the first plane out

and flew cross-country
to see him.

- Let's get out of town.
- Run?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Run, run, run,
run as fast as we can.

- (giggles)
- What about church tomorrow?

Oh, I can skip church.
I can totally skip church

if I had a really good reason.

And we'll-we'll come up
with a really good reason

to get out of town.
And I... and I can call Sandy

and ask her to sit in for me.

And-and she needs
more experience, you know?

She-she told me
that she needs more experience.

So I will just call her
and tell her

that we have a problem
and we've got to go out of town.

And she will totally come down.

Again. Oh!

I-I... and I just made her come
down for that stupid class.

I... oh, I wasted her
on that stupid class,

and now I need her here
tomorrow and...

you know, so we can take care
of the problem.

Yeah, we got to...
we got to get out of town

and take care of the problem.

And what problem would that be?

I don't know, you know.
Maybe... Simon.

Simon needs our help.

That's ridiculous.

Is it? He always needs our help.

Not this year.


(phone ringing)


Oh, hey, Sandy, it's me.

Uh, Kevin and I have
to go up and see Simon

'cause he has a little bit
of a problem, um, so I was just

wondering if you could drive
back down here

and take care of the dogs.

And, you know,
I know you needed to sit in

on a few more church services,
and I was thinking,

well, you know, maybe tomorrow
would be great if you'd like.

Hey, slow down.

I meant to call you because
I drove down to see a friend,

so I'm actually already
down here, so of course.

But is everything okay
with Simon?

No, obviously not.

What I meant to say was,
is there anything I can do?

Oh, no, no, no.
Everything's going to be okay.

Um, so could I just
leave the keys for you

- so we could take off?
- Yeah, sure.

But would you mind if I had
some company stop by later?


Actually, no.

Uh, that's kind of why
I'm down here.

I met someone new,
but we can't see each other

on Valentine's Day
because he has to work

and I can't come down
in the middle of the week.

You met someone?

Oh, oh, oh, you know what?
Forget it.

Um, whoever it is,
yeah, yeah, it's fine.

Um, so come on over and the keys
will be underneath the mat.

Okay. Bye.

We're home.

We're idiots.

Why did we do this?

I don't know.

Because we're adults.

We're all grown up,
and we need our own space.

I mean, it feels good
to be independent, doesn't it?

You can come and go
anytime you want

and do whatever you want.

But not whatever you want.

What does that mean?

It means, despite the fact
that you're smitten by her,

you can't come anywhere
near her,

as signed in the agreement
between the three of us.

Don't worry.

I'm not going to come anywhere
near either one of you.

We're just friends.
We're roommates.

I mean, come on,
this is going to be fun.

It's our first Valentine's

I haven't had anyone
to do anything with

on Valentine's since...
I can't even remember.

Me, neither.

I've kind of always made it
a personal goal

to have a boyfriend
at Valentine's.

Is that so?

You don't have a boyfriend
this Valentine's;

- you have a husband.
- Still counts.

You know, if it's a matter
of personal goal,

I'd be willing to step outside
of the agreement

for just the one day.

I have a husband.

That you don't want
to be married to.

Still counts.

- Hello.
- Hello.

So we never got to finish
our conversation.

What is it that I'm supposed
to buy you?

That's not exactly romantic.

Well, neither is mentioning

that I have to do something
for Valentine's for you.

It's something we're going
to do for each other.

Let's get tattoos.


So what do you think?


Oh, oh, Annie.

We just hate to put you
out of your own room.

We feel terrible about it.

We really should
have called first.

No, I'm just so sorry

that the garage apartment
isn't cleaned up for you.

I'm going to paint it
when the girls move out,

but it really is a mess.

Don't-don't you worry about us.
We'll be fine.

Well, you know, sometimes
we do worry about you and Eric.

You two just never seem

to get tired of taking on
the world's problems.

And that's fine
when you're younger, but...

as you grow older, well...

You and the Colonel
took George in

when you were older
than Eric and I are.

Yes, we did,
but then his dad came around,

and they moved
into the guest cottage.

And, you know,
they ended up helping us out

far more than we ever
helped them out.

George finished college
and went straight into the Army.

And, you know,
I was hoping he'd call you

when he was finishing up basic
out here.

Well, you know
how young people are.

Yeah, I wish he
had called us, too.

I haven't seen him
in so many years,

I don't know
if I'd recognize him.

Oh, he's quite handsome.

And he is such a nice young man.

And, of course,
the Colonel is so proud

that he's going
into the military as a career.

You know, maybe Simon

should consider going
into the military.

The Marines are always looking
for a few good men.

A few good men... Simon?

Oh, I don't think so.

Well, if the boy's got
a problem, the military...

I don't think
joining the military

would be the right thing
for Simon.

George signed up, you know.

Yeah, but his dad
was in the CIA,

and, you know, I mean,
he always had

an interest in world politics
and the military and espionage.

But Simon... Simon's...

Simon's interested
in money and show business.

He wants to do something in film
or be an executive at a studio,

something like that.

He's thinking about going
to law school

and majoring
in communications law.

Well, yes,
I'm sure show business

can be a noble profession.

I suppose.

How far away does Simon live?

A couple of hours.

Why don't we ride up there

I don't mind doing that.

You know, your mother and I
will have plenty of quality time

once we get to the island.

No, no, I think you're right.

It's, you know, probably best
to stay out of it.


You know?

We're not even going to say
hello to your grandparents?

Uh, nope. We can't.

We'll call them from the road

and tell them we're sorry
we missed them.

(knocking at door)

Ooh, hide.


I wanted to see
if you had any rope

or something
I could tie down the truck with.

I'm finishing up
before I go to work,

and Margaret and Jane are
already down at the Dairy Shack.

It's all clear.

Who are you hiding from?

Um, no one, no one.

We-we just are going
out of town,

you know, going up to see Simon.

You know, he's got
some problems--

some serious problems--

but, uh, Sandy's coming over,

you know,
taking care of the house,

you know, taking care
of the dogs

and taking over for me
at church tomorrow.

Oh, but the rope
is in the locker in the garage.

Um, it's all open,
so help yourself.

Oh, and-and there's
a letter for Jane,

so be sure she gets it.

And yeah, okay, so good-bye,

and good luck with everything,
and, uh, we'll see you later.

So Simon's having
a serious problem?

Yeah, so, um, you know, we got

to go up there
and, you know, talk to him.

Oh, I... I didn't know.

I'm sorry.
Is there anything I can do?

No, no, nothing.

This family--wow, you guys
are going through so much.

I don't see how you do it.

It's just me and my mom
and my dad,

and I can barely get through
a week without some trauma.

Okay, yeah, well,
we'll see you later.

All right. See you.


Hey, guys.

- Hi.
- Hi.

We're late.
We'll see you later, okay?

Oh, wait.
I-I got to ask you something.

Do you have a tattoo?


How long have you had it?


You aren't thinking
of getting a tattoo, are you?

I don't know. Maybe.

You don't want to do that.

Once you have it,
you have it for life.

You might change your mind

about whatever
you carve into yourself,

and then, ugh, you're stuck.

Don't do it.

Yeah, well, I mean, I didn't say
I was going to do it.

I just said
that I was thinking about it.

Well, I got mine
around the corner

over there at Fast Fritz's.

What? It's no big deal.

It is if your parents
don't smoke pot.

Uh, we got to go.
We'll see you later.

Don't... don't do it.

Fast Fritz's.

It's just around the corner.

I don't know, Ruthie Camden.

I mean, this does not sound like
the best idea to me.

Fine, don't do it.

But I'm still going to do it.

I like tattoos.

And I like guys with tattoos.

it's not like we're having sex.

It's just a tattoo.

What are we having tattooed?

I mean, where am I going
to permanently scar my body,

and with what?

Well, I'll get your name,
and you can get my name.

- Theodore or T Bone?
- Which do you prefer?

I prefer you just call me
by either one of those.

I mean, that'd be fine with me.

Just to hear your voice
calling out my name.

I mean, that's all
I really need.

"Happy Valentine's Day, T Bone."

So I guess what you're saying
is you don't want to do it?

No, I did not say that,
but let me say it.

- I don't want to do it.
- Why not?

Okay, for one thing,

we've been seeing each other
for what,

two months, ten weeks, tops?

- And? -And maybe we don't
know each other well enough

to have our names
put permanently

onto each other's bodies,
you know?

Maybe we should hold off
for, say...

the third anniversary
of our wedding.

So you would have had sex
with me,

but you can't even get a tattoo
with my name on it.

Is that so unreasonable?


I'll do it. Whatever.

I mean,
it's not that big a deal.


My mom wants me home for dinner,

so I'll go now
and you can go later

when Mac comes in
to take over for you.

I don't think we'll be able
to take the bandages off

by Valentine's, but...

Bandages are involved?

I think they'll put
a bandage over them, yeah.

All right, I'm assuming that
we will be hiding these tattoos

until we're both safely moved
out of your parents' house?

I think you can assume that,

So, I mean...

It's up to you.

I can't wait to see.

Neither can I.


Oh, Ruthie, where have you been?

I've been trying to call you.

Dinner's almost ready.

The Colonel and Ruth
will only be here for 24 hours.

I'm sorry.
The battery on my phone died,

and I took the bus home.

I don't really feel
all that well.

I... I think I'm going
to go to bed.

Why didn't you call me?

You look really pale.

Let me feel your forehead.

Oh, maybe you have a fever.

No, really, it's the onion rings
I ate at the Dairy Shack.

They just didn't agree with me.

I'm not really that hungry.

I'm just going to go lie down.


And remember, don't mention
my heart problem, okay?

We won't.

We didn't all day.

I know. You've done really well.

Thank you.

But the Colonel and Grandma Ruth
can be very... tricky.

You know, the Colonel
was a Marine,

and Marines are really good
at getting people

to tell them their secrets,

so just finish your dinner,

get back upstairs quickly.

Just don't make it hard
on yourselves.

Just get out of their way.

How come you don't
want them knowing

that you're having
heart problems?

I just, uh... you know, it's...

well, they're my mom and dad,

and they're older and...

And if you die,
you want it to be a surprise?

Yes, that's exactly right.

SAM: It's pretty hard
to surprise Grandpa.

But that might do it.

(low whine)



Hi. Have room for two more?

Oh, Sandy, hi. Of course.

How are you?

Eric's mom and dad popped in
from New York.

We're trying to keep Eric's
heart condition

a secret from them, but...

So it's just so good to see you.

You want to call Kevin and Lucy

and tell them dinner's ready,
see if they want to come, too?

Oh, Lucy didn't tell you?

She and Kevin
are driving up to see Simon.


Why are they driving
all the way up there?

SANDY: Lucy didn't mention
she was going to see Simon?


SANDY: Maybe I shouldn't
have mentioned it.

Well, is... is he okay?

I don't know. I think they just
wanted to talk to him.

Maybe a girlfriend problem
or something.

But I'm actually down here
because I met someone new.

- Again?
- Well, I think you know him.

I met him when I sat in
with the teen mothers,

the birthing class--
Dr. Sanderson.

I do know him.

Is Simon having a problem?

Hey, sorry--
I was unloading boxes,

and I-I forgot what time it was.

If you want,
you can just go back

and finish unpacking,
and I'll cover for you tonight.

That's really nice, T Bone.
Thanks, but, uh,

I've got to pay rent now.
I have responsibilities.

I have to work.

All right, if you insist.

- Everything okay?
- No.

I thought something was wrong.

What's going on?

Nothing I can't handle myself.

I suppose.

Sandy. I didn't know
you were coming.

Good to see you.

- Hello.
- Hi, Sandy.

Good to see you, too.

Lucy and Kevin took off

to check on Simon--
he's having some problems.

Did you have anything
to do with that?

There's something wrong
with Simon?

I doubt it.

ERIC: So why would they
be going up there?

Maybe they're lying.

Why would they lie?

I don't know.
I don't have any information.

Lucy just asked me
to come down and...

Really, I was already down here
because I met someone...

She told. She told them.

Lucy's the big, fat

No, Eric, you don't know that.

Hello, everyone.

- RUTH: Oh, I'm starving.
- COLONEL: Well, Sandy.

How are you? Good to see you.

And this must be little Aaron?


(cell phone ringing)

What do you want?

Hey, roomie.

Got any extra fries down there?
I'm starving.

And I suppose
you think we deliver?

I can't leave the booth for,
like, another half hour.

And I picked up
a piece of mail for you.

I think it came to the Camdens'.

Yeah, I'm sure
it's very important.


Mac's trying to get me
to come down to the booth

and bring him some fries.

Says he has a piece of my mail
from the Camdens.

Well, maybe he does.

Why would he say he did
if he didn't? You'd find out.

Well, if you believe him,
you go.

Why should I go?
He doesn't have my mail.

Please. If I go, he might think
it means something.

Come on, I like him,

but I am never going to like him
like he could like me,

and I don't want
to start bringing him food.

He's going to make something
of it-- you know he would.

No, he wouldn't.

All right.

I just don't want to step away

because there's a guy
I'm hoping might come by.

What guy?

Just a guy.

Two, please.

Okay, but, uh,
the movie already started.

I like to watch
from the middle to the end

and then back to the beginning.

That way,
if I don't like the movie,

I can leave at the end
when everyone else does

and I haven't wasted my time
seeing the whole thing.

But if you do like the movie

and you stay to see
the first part,

then you already know
how the movie ends.

All right.

What happened to the other guy?

The nice guy, who can carry on
a decent conversation

without insulting anyone?

He'll... he'll be back tomorrow.

Fries and a root beer.

Well, thank you, Margaret.
That was awfully sweet.

But I don't think I have
enough money for both.

That's why I just asked
for the fries.

It's okay-- it's on the house.

Those were the last fries
in the pan,

and some guy returned the drink.

It was supposed
to be an orange soda.

My mistake.

Well, thank you.
I appreciate that.

Maybe I can get you
into the theater sometime.

Jane wants her mail.

Yeah, I was looking at this,

and I think it's
from a law office.

I guess I'll have to come out
and get these, or you just

could, uh...

These look like divorce papers.

You think?

(mock concern):
Y-y-you think?

It's Valentine's.

We can't give her this.
It'd be too depressing.

Then again, maybe we should
just give them to her.

What, so you can be
the Valentine's guy?

You're pathetic.



I tried to call,
see if you needed a ride home.

Uh, what happened
to your new cell phone?

Oh! Who can remember
to charge those things?

People who need rides home?

Oh, well, Mac dropped me off.

Are you limping?

No, no, I'm just
not feeling that well.

You know,
a little under the weather.

I'm just going to grab some
aspirin and then go to bed.

You know, Ruthie's
not feeling well, either.

I guess that's the downside

of making out so much--
shared germs.

Yes. Indeed.

Well, learned my lesson.

Okay, well, uh... oh.
Here's the, uh, aspirin.


- Thanks.
- Good night.

Yes. Oh, uh...

how'd it go with your folks?

Oh, fine.

Just, yeah... just fine.

Uh, make sure
you plug your phone in.

You scared the life out of me.

What's going on?

Where is everyone, and why
aren't you at the apartment?

We moved. We got to get out
of here, though.

I just got that T Bone home,
and he is in big trouble.

What, is he drunk or something?

Not drunk; he's sick.
He got a tattoo.


Uh, I thought I'd surprise
Sandy, so I'm going in anyway.

Oh, Sandy's not in there.

She's over
at Lucy's and Kevin's.

They went to drive up
to go see Simon.

He's having
some kind of problem.

- Really?
- Yeah, that's what they said.

All right, well,
I'll go see Sandy. Ooh, nice.

Maybe we can have the house
to ourselves.

Maybe you can.

And I'll be heading home
to see my two new roommates.

Yeah, good luck with that,
lucky duck.

Yeah, I think it's nice.

I think Jane got her divorce
papers in the mail today.

Divorce papers?

Yeah, Margaret thinks
I ought to wait

a few days, you know?

Until after Valentine's,
but I don't know.

I think, if she gets them now,

she could be over it
by Valentine's.

She's going to get over
her divorce in three days?

Well, they were only married
for three weeks

until she told him
that she wanted out.

How long should it take?

Especially if I'm there to,
you know...

comfort her,
make her feel better.

She's not interested in you.

Yeah, but things can change.

You know, you never know.

Today's relationship
is tomorrow's breakup.

Yeah, you let me know
what happens with that.

All right? See you.

Good night.

So this is Reverend Kinkirk's

This is, like,
a church parsonage?

No, Lucy and Kevin bought it,

and they did a lot
of remodeling.

I don't think I have
a single practical skill.

Maybe painting.

I could possibly paint a room.

Have you ever painted a room?



Uh... look, there's something
I got to confess.

Uh, I talked
to a social worker, Greta,

and I asked all about you
before I called.

I kind of know your story.

I have something
to confess, as well.

Greta called me and told me
that she told you my story

when she asked if it was okay
to give you my phone number.


It's probably
one of the Camdens.

Eric and Annie live
behind the house.

They come over all the time.

Who's there?

It's me.

It's Martin, Aaron's dad.
I'm sorry.

I think I can handle it.

I wasn't expecting you.

Uh, yeah.


This is my friend,
Jonathan Sanderson.

We were just having
a cup of tea.

Jonathan, this is Martin.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

Sandy and I have a son together.

Could I see my son,
if you don't mind?

No, I don't mind.

He's in Savannah's room,
and he's already asleep,

and it took me a while
to get him to sleep

because he's in a new place,
so if you could see him

without waking him up,
that would be great.

And if you have to wake him up,

then you get
to put him back to sleep.

He has a tendency
to just show up sometimes.

I'm sorry.
I was having a really good time.

Yeah, me... me, too.

I'm sorry I got here so late.

It's just, this poor girl
was in delivery for 20 hours.

And... not girl.

Sorry. Woman.

I still talk
like my dad sometimes.


I'm going to get going.

I guess it wouldn't be right

to kiss you good night
with him here.

Good night.

Thanks for letting me come by.

I wish I could, uh, make it
up here on Valentine's Day,

but I just... I just can't.

But I'll call you.

Unless you're... busy.

I won't be.

(cell phone rings)


I'm on my way.

Oh, I won't be.

I don't think I said "oh."

Maybe I was planning
to come over on Valentine's Day.

Martin, I think you should
quit assuming things, okay?

And I don't think
it's a good idea

for you to stay here tonight.

Really, I don't.

I'm ordering up one of these
when we get back.


Fine with me, Colonel.

I like this.

- Thank God we only had two kids.
- Mmm!

I don't know... I don't know
how Annie and Eric make it.

I don't, either.

I guess there's
no need to mention

what George is going through.

No. No need to.

He is Private George
Jackson Grayson now.

He's a man and a soldier.

He made a mistake,
but he is taking it like a man.

Oh, I would like to meet
the girl who broke his heart.

Yeah, so would I.

Maybe we should try
to look her up.

Maybe we could change her mind.

Too late for that.

Still, I'm glad we came.

Me, too.

What do you think?

I think I've been
in enough combat situations

to recognize the stench
of death approaching.

I don't smell a thing;
not a thing, Ruth.

Unless it's a rat

where that business with Simon
is concerned.

I agree.

Well, I think
we ran Lucy out of town,

and I think Eric's
going to make it.

I don't care
what the doctors say.

I know my boy.

To the love of my life.

(glasses clink)

And to mine.

You girls look very...

How would you know?
You never had sisters.

I imagined sisters.

And when I imagined them,
it was a lot like this.

Just find the blankets, please.

I want to go to bed.

We did bring the blankets,

I guess so.

Wait a minute.
Weren't you in charge

of getting the sheets
and blankets from Mrs. Camden?

Oh! Right! Um...

Um... that's not a problem.

I'll get them--somebody's
probably still up at the house.

I doubt it.

Well, then, I'll head over
to Lucy's and Kevin's.

Martin's there. He'll be up.

It's not a problem.

Is that my mail?

Uh, yeah, yeah, I think it is.

I thought you said
I didn't have any mail.


I think these
are my divorce papers.

I'm... I'm not signing them.

Not until after Wednesday.

Until Wednesday,

I am Mrs. Private George
Jackson Grayson.


Yeah, I never really liked it,

That's why I called him Jack.

Oh, I'm sorry
it's taking so long.

We ran out of hot water.

It seems like everyone waited

till this morning
to take a shower.

Eric will be down any minute.

We saved you some hot water--
we showered together.

Oh! Colonel!

You don't have to share
all our secrets.

Nothing's wrong with keeping
a few things

to ourselves, is there?

No, you don't; nobody does.

Hi! Colonel, Grandma Ruth!

Oh, it's so good to see you.

I'm so glad we got back
before you left.



Back so soon?

I thought you
were skipping church today.


Hi, Colonel. Ruth.

Good to see you.


RUTH: Well, look at that
adorable little girl.

Ah, she looks just like you.


Okay, we're five minutes
from blastoff.

The boys are changing
their shoes.

Well, look who's here.

I couldn't stay away.
I couldn't.

I didn't even want to miss
one Sunday in church with you.

COLONEL: Aw, you're entirely
too sentimental, Lucy.

You've a lifetime to be

at the front of the church
with your dad.

Nothing like taking
a little time off

to be with your husband.

Oh, and Miss Savannah,
she'd do just fine, I imagine,

being left behind
once in a while.

I imagine.

Can't disagree.

So I thought you got Sandy
to fill in for you

so you could go up
and see about Simon.

Oh, well, we went up and saw
him, and it was no big deal--

he's fine-- um,
and Sandy's going to meet us

at the church with Aaron.

We'll meet you there, too.

We're going to have to leave
about mid-service.

We have to turn in the rental
car and get to the flight.

Thanks, Dad.

I really appreciate
the two of you

being in church this morning.

It's been a long time
since I looked out

and saw you in the congregation.

Well, I'll...
I'll tell you what.

Now that George
is off and on his own,

we've been thinking that maybe
we'll spend more time out here.

We think we might
even move out here.

Well, yes, we might.

Uh, you know,
I like the California weather.

Now, let's get going, Ruth.

We want to get a seat
in the back row

so we don't disturb anyone
on the way out.

So they're moving here?

They would move here?

I may be the luckiest one
of you, after all.

Hi. We used to live here.

Oh, hi.
Uh, we're Eric's parents.

Colonel John Camden,

United States
Marine Corps, Retired;

and this lovely lady at my side
is my wife, Ruth.

I've heard a lot about you guys.

I'm Mac. This is Margaret.
This is Jane.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Darling, you look very familiar
for some reason.

What did you say your name is?

It's Jane.

Jane Grayson.

Mrs. Private George Jackson
Grayson until Wednesday,

and then it's just back to Jane.

Ruthie! T Bone!

Let's go!

Hi. How are you?

I'm better, I mean, considering.

How are you?

I'm still hurting.

I don't know
how I'm going to sit

through the entire
church service.



where's the tattoo?

And yours?

Okay, don't get angry.

What do you mean?

You did get a tattoo?

No, I-I did, I did.

But what you have to understand

is that I have
a huge, huge fear of needles.

Show me.

Ever since I was a kid,

I... I would faint
at the sight of a needle.

Show me.