Quantum Leap (1989–1993): Season 5, Episode 4 - Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968 - full transcript

As a double amputee Vietnam veteran, Sam must prevent the suicide of a fellow hospital patient.

Theorizing that one could time travel
within his own lifetime,

Dr. Sam Beckett stepped
into the Quantum Leap accelerator...

and vanished.

He awoke to find himself
trapped in the past,

facing mirror images
that were not his own...

and driven by an unknown force
to change history for the better.

His only guide on this journey is Al,
an observer from his own time,

who appears in the form of a hologram
that only Sam can see and hear.

And so, Dr. Beckett finds himself
leaping from life to life,

striving to put right
what once went wrong...

and hoping each time
that his next leap...

will be the leap home.

Dr. Flanagan report to Emergency.
Dr. Flanagan--

- Can you hear him? He's out there!
- Who?

Charlie! He's comin' over the
wire! He's gonna kill us all!

We gotta get outta here!
He's gonna cut our heads off!


I warned you about acting
crazy on my floor, didn't I?

Trough "A"! Trough "A"!

I guess I'm gonna have
to teach you a lesson.

Now don't you fight me,
or I'll break your freakin' neck.

- Hey, that isn't necessary, is it?
- Sam, don't get up.

- Why not?
- Just don't get up.

- I can't breathe. My arm! Stop it!
- Oh, you can't breathe, huh?

Charlie's comin'! Charlie's comin'!

You can't get up,
because you don't have any legs.

Oh, boy.

Let go of me!
I'm an American soldier!

- You're a pain in my butt.
- Can't do this to me.

- Where am I, Al?
- Shut up!

- San Diego. Veterans Hospital.
- Veteran? When?

- August 10th, 1968.
- Vietnam.

You're a 26-year-old captain
in the marines named Ronald Miller.

You served two tours
before you lost both legs to a land mine.

- Why am I here?
- Don't know.

But when I saw Miller
in the waiting room,

I realized I had to get down here quick,
because it'd look pretty strange...

if a guy without legs suddenly
got up and started walking around.

I have legs.

Not as far as anyone
here is concerned.

Look. You better try and get me
outta here as fast as you can, okay?

Don't worry. I gotta go back,
get a little more information.

In the meantime, just...
stay put.

The '60s.
It's a miracle any of us got out alive.

Would you like some juice?

- What?
- Juice.

I've got grape,
and I've got grape.

I'll, uh-- I'll have some grape.

Excellent choice.

- My name's Kiki Wilson.
- I'm-I'm Ron Miller.

- Nice to meet you, Ron.
- Can I ask you a question?

- Sure.
- What is this place?

- This is check-in.
- Check-in?

Every new patient has to be seen
by Commander Hartig.

He's the big cheese around here.

But if you ask me, he's more a rat.

- When do you think I might get in?
- Miller, Captain Ronald!

Hmm. Great karma.

Tell me, Ron, how do you feel
about losing your legs?

Don't you wanna take my temperature
or somethin' first?

Would that make you feel better?

Okay. How do I feel?

How would you feel?

I'm not the enemy, Captain.

Says here you were at Khe Sanh.
I hear that was pretty rough.

- Yeah, I guess so.
- You're a lucky man, Ron.

- Lucky?
- Statistically speaking.

Do you know what the combat
survival rate was in World War II?

Seventy-one percent.

In Korea, 74. You want to know what
it is now? Eight-five percent, Ron.

American technology--
That's the key to victory.

Okay, so what happens now?

Well, you did most of
the physical healing in Tokyo.

Our job here is to make
you functional again.

Functional? What does that mean?

You've been through
a difficult ordeal,

but there is no reason you can't go on
to lead a relatively productive life.

"Relatively productive life."

I know. You're questioning
things right now.

But in the end, I think you'll find
the price was worth paying.

I don't know. From where I
am, it looks a little high.

Yes, sir?

Have a wheelchair brought
in for Captain Miller.

Yes, sir.

I know you're lookin'
for somebody to blame.

You're not gonna find him here.

And I'm sure things'll look a lot better
once your wife gets here.

My wife?

She's being flown
in even as we speak.

I'll make sure you're informed
the moment she arrives.

Right. Uh, thanks.

Hang in there, soldier.

You'd be surprised what a person can do...
when they have to.

I wanted to help, so I became a volunteer.
It helps pass the time.

You don't strike me as a person
who just passes the time.

- Hmm, waiting is more like it.
- Boyfriend?

- Little brother.
- What's his name?

Robert Allen.


How long has Bobby been gone?

- It'll be two years in December.
- I'm sorry.

Hmm. Not as sorry as he's
gonna be when I see him.

What do the marines say?

Oh, not much.

Said he was part of a team that went
out on patrol and never came back.

- So how long has it been?
- H-How long has what been?

- Since you've seen your wife.
- Oh. Uh, well--

I checked your chart.
I hope you don't mind.

No, no. That's fine. I, uh--

I just kinda lost track of time
a little bit, you know?

Bet she's glad to have you back.

Yeah, well, I don't know. I--

I'm not sure I'm exactly what...
she was expecting.

X- ray technician on call,
please call the Emergency Room.

- X- ray technician on call--
- Give me your hand.

Come on. I won't hurt you.

Wait a second. You read palms?

A hundred-year-old
Gypsy king taught me.

Maybe he was closer to 80.

- But he was definitely a king.
- How could you tell?

- 'Cause he had a crown.
- Of course he did.

- This is incredible.
- What?

I've never seen a life line this long.
You've got enough here for two people.

Maybe more.

This isn't an accident
that you're here.

You're on a mission.
Someone needs you.

- Who?
- Well, I can't really tell,

but they're close.

You've seen a lot of pain,
but you're not bitter.

You're a searcher,
a seeker of truth.

You see all that in my palm?

Not all of it.

- All right! Here she is.
- Whoo!

Do your mothers
know where you are?

You stole my heart.

- How do you put up with this?
- They're harmless.

How many men are in this place?

Too many.

Well, here we are:
Home sweet home.

How many times do
I gotta say it?

I told you, I don't want you
comin' around here!

I just though we could
talk about it, Billy.

I got nothin' left to say.

What is it, Billy? Hmm?
Is it this?

I told you, I don't care about this.
I care about you.

I love you, Billy. But I can't go
on watching you destroy yourself.

- I won't--
- Then don't!

Why are you doing this?

If I leave, I'm not coming back.

- Carol.
- It's over.

- Are you okay?
- Yeah, go ahead.

It's amazing what love
can make a person do.

What are you talkin' about?

I'm talking about
sabotaging your own life.

You don't think anybody
in their right mind

would dump a woman like
that, do you?

Why's he doin' it, then?

Well, it-it's a lot easier to
kill yourself if nobody cares.

Al, I don't understand.

- Watch your back.
- Why would he kill hims--

Let's go down there.

Al, what's goin' on?

In two days
Sergeant William Johnson's body...

is found at the bottom
of the hospital therapy pool.


- Why? I mean, he-he's just a kid.
- Why?

Did you ever wake up and find
that your arm has fallen asleep?


Well, imagine waking up and finding
that your entire body has fallen asleep,

and it's never gonna wake up.

How did it happen?

Bullet severed his spinal cord.

He lost most everything
from the neck down.

Ziggy says there's an 84% chance

that you're here to keep
him from finishing the job.

Okay, well, when's he gonna
try and finish... the job?

We don't know.
The body is found on Monday,

and since the therapy pool is
shut down over the weekend,

he must get in there somehow
and do it over the next 48 hours.

Wait. Wait a second. How does a guy
who can't move get into a pool by himself?

- Good question.
- Yeah, well, ask Ziggy, all right?

Ziggy doesn't know yet.

And by the way, my wife is--
Miller's wife is on her way here.

Julie Miller.

Julie. Oh, good. I know her first name.
She probably knows mine.

I mean, just think of all the things
we can talk about now.

- Hey, it could be worse.
- How?

You could spend your whole life
in that thing.

You're right.

Look, I better get back out there.

Oh, Al, do me a favor, would ya?

See what you can find out about a
marine named Robert Allen Wilson.

Wilson. Okay, got it.
Who is he?

Just... somebody's little brother.

The end of the '60s
was a confusing time for the country,

and this leap
wasn't making things any clearer.

I had a wife on the way
and a roommate to save,

and I didn't know the first thing
about either one of them.

How's it goin'?

My name's Ron.
Guess we're gonna be roommates, huh?

Listen, I might as well
tell ya that I've been, uh--

I've been known to
snore the roof off,

so if it starts gettin' to ya, just,
you know, throw a pillow or a--

Maybe I oughta just unpack.
Yeah. I'm just gonna unpack.

- 16,412.
- What?


Holes. You-- You counted 'em?

I named 'em.

Been here a long time, huh?

All my life.

Guess it must seem that way
after a while.

You know, that girl that was just here--
Is that your girlfriend?

- She's real pretty. You're a lucky guy.
- Do me a favor, will ya?

- Yeah?
- Mind your own business.


Ah, I see you two have met.

Yeah, we were just getting acquainted.

I wouldn't get too close to this one. He
has a tendency to turn on you like a shark.

Don't you have some milk and
cookies to pass out or somethin'?

Be nice, Sergeant. I might put
your bedpan in the freezer again.

- Here, let me get that.
- Thanks.

Geez. Who packed this thing?

I swear, I don't know how you
guys got along over there.

Somebody must've packed these
by mistake, huh?

Captain Miller?

- Uh, yeah. I'm Miller.
- Sir, Captain Hartig sent me to get you.

For what? I just saw him.

I'm not sure, but, uh,
I think your wife is here.


- So, did you have a nice trip back?
- Yeah, it was fine.

L-Listen, could we just stop
over there for a moment?

Yeah, if you'd like.

You look good.

Your hair's different,
though, isn't it?

Yeah. I let it grow out.

I thought a change might be nice.

Change is good.

I mean, it's good to-to-to
leave ourselves open to new things.

It's funny. I feel like I did
the first time that we met.

- I was just feelin' the same way.
- Remember?

We were at the beach, and, uh,

you were sitting in the back
of Cliff Parker's convertible.

Oh, yeah. Cliff.

Yeah, I heard Cliff got into
a helicopter crash. He died.

I mean, can you imagine that? I--

He used to get sick
on the Ferris wheel.

I mean, what was he
doing in a helicopter?

I'm not doin' this very
well, am I?

No, i-it's okay.

Oh, um, I spoke to your mother
before I left, and...

she said that she would
come and visit you

as soon as the doctor said
that she was strong enough.

- Strong enough?
- Yeah, because of the stroke.

Right, the-the stroke. Right.

She said that she would call you
as soon as you got settled in, so--

- She's gonna be all right.
- What about you?

I don't know
what you want me to say.

- I'm here.
- Are you?

Why won't you look at me then?

I have to-- I-I have to go
back to the hotel and check in.

- I'm-I'm sorry.
- No. Julie.

- I just can't do this right now.
- No, Julie.

Julie. Julie!

They told us the war was over
when we left the jungle.

- She couldn't even look at me, Al.
- Give her time.

You know, it's not like you
came home with a bad haircut.

I'm not sure she's
gonna come back, Al.

Then you better go
after her and get her,

'cause I've been
doin' some checking.

It turns out that Miller went on
and had three sons,

and the oldest one
followed in the old man's footsteps.

Eh-- Sorry.

- You mean he joined the marines?
- Uh, right out of high school.

And he barely finished
basic training

when they sent him to
fight over in the Gulf War.

Now, the thing is,
while he was there,

he saved the lives of
his entire tank crew.

Well, then I have to patch
things up between me and Julie,

- or-or else--
- That's right-

no son, and all the guys
in the Gulf die.

So you gotta make
this marriage work.

Okay, uh, what about Billy?

Well, Ziggy hasn't had any luck in
determining the time of death, so-so, uh--

Well, just-just keep him away
from the swimming pool.


Destiny's a funny thing.

It seems like the harder
you try to stop it,

the more determined it is to be fulfilled.

I suddenly found myself
right where I didn't want to be.

And from the looks of
things, I wasn't alone.

Now, come on.
You know the rules.

Why you doin' this, man?
I can't move!

What the hell good is
this supposed to do?

Don't worry about it, Sarge.
We'll get you a rubber ducky to play with.

Look. I'm not gonna let you go, okay?

- Good. Come on.
- You boys enjoy your swim.

Just leave me alone.
Leave me alone, man.

Hey, this is a private beach.

You know,

once you get to know me,
you might find out I'm not such a bad guy.

I don't wanna know you.

That's right.
It could get a little risky.

If you get to know me, then you start to
like me, then you gotta find a way to...

run me off like you did Carol.

Why the hell are you
so interested in my life?

Well, I think the real question is:
Why aren't you?

You gonna tell me about her?
You're not goin' anywhere.

We met at school.

She used to come down to the track
to watch me work out.

High school sweethearts.
That's nice.

Before I left for the 'Nam,
we went up into the mountains...

and rented this-this
little cabin up there.

The only way to get there was on foot.

It was great.
It had this-this big stone fireplace.

We slept on the floor.

Made love there all night.

We were gonna get married
after I finished my tour, but...

I don't think they've found any
wheelchairs that can climb over rocks.

There are other fireplaces.

- I'm sure she'd understand that.
- That's just the point.

Why should she have to understand?

I was the one that died over
there, not her.

You know, there's only one problem
with your story:

You're not dead.

Jimmy! He's drowning, man!
Get him out!

Man, he went down like a rock.

You okay?
All right, man. Just breathe.

Just breathe.
It's all right. It's all right.

- Yeah, that's it. Just breathe.
- I told you to stay away from the pool.

Al, I'm a patient here, okay?
I'm not a doctor.

I can't just do
whatever I want to do.

- Where's Billy?
- Billy is in the brace shop, okay?

- He'll be back anytime.
- Oh. Oh.

- Don't worry.
- What's wrong with you?

I've been trying to decide
if I should roll the cuffs up or not.

What do you think?

W-Well, what-what
difference does it make?

- Well--
- Nobody sees you except me.

Everybody else sees
the real Miller.

What, you goin' out
somewhere or somethin'?

Well, yes and no.

Yes and no?

Well, I'm supposed to
have a date with Julie.


Right? But I-I gotta
stay here and watch Billy.

No. Go out with Julie.

You said I have to stay with Billy.
I can't leave.

It's important for
you to be with Julie.

- I know, but how--
- I'll stay with Billy.

I'll keep an eye on him.

If anything happens,
I'll come and get you, okay?

It's important
that you see Julie.

Settled? Settled.
It's settled.

Listen, did you come up with any
information on, uh, Bobby Wilson?

Who's-- Oh,
the Special Forces guy.

Yeah. Special Forces?

Well, he was part of a special unit
that was attached to the C.I.A...

for political assassination,
propaganda, covert stuff like that.

That's how come
we can't find him.

What do you mean?
You got all this information.

How can you not find him?

Well, because there hasn't been a trace
of him since the day he disappeared.

Ziggy's tryin' to find something more
current, but that's gonna take time.

Speakin' of time,
I better get back to Billy.

- Yeah.
- Good luck.

You're tight.

I am?

Here, let's do this right.

Well, um, uh--

Oh, see, I-I don't know that that's
such a good idea, because, you know--

It's supposed to be therapeutic.

Are you sure?

Therapy is supposed to make you
feel better, right?


Do you feel better?


I hope I'm not interrupting.


Hi. I, uh--
I didn't hear you come in.

- I'm not surprised.
- Yeah. Yeah, um, look.

Uh, Kiki-- I mean, Kiki--
Miss Wilson was--

was just giving me a--

- Hand!
- A hand.

Yeah. His shoulders were sore, so I was
just-just tryin' to make him relax.


You look-- You look really nice.

- Is that a new dress?
- No.

No. Well, you're kinda
early. That's the only thing.

Well, I was dressed, so I thought I'd come
over. I guess I should have called first.

No. No, no, it's-it's
really-- It's-It's fine.

What am I thinking? Um, Kiki,
this is Julie Miller, my wife.

Julie, this is Kiki Wilson.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Kiki is my-my, uh--

- Friend.
- Friend.

She's my friend.

I guess I'd better be going.

- Okay.
- Um,

- was... very nice meeting you, uh
- Same here.

- Bye.
- Bye.


Well, it's not exactly
the, uh, Officers' Club, huh?

Yeah, maybe we should go
somewhere else.

No, this is all right.
We're, uh--

We're all Americans anyway.


- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

She's cute.


Not the waitress. Miss Wilson.

Oh, yeah.

Well, I-I-I don't know. I never really
thought about it much. I guess so.

She's not what I expected
a nurse to look like.

Hmm, she's not a nurse.
I mean, she's a-- she's a volunteer.

- A volunteer?
- Yeah. Her brother is M.I.A.

She's all alone, so I think workin'
there helps her kind of, uh,

you know, deal with things.

- I see.
- Yeah.


I want to apologize for
today, okay?

I'm-- I shouldn't have
pressed you so hard.

It's just that things have been moving
so fast for me, and I forget that...

they have to be affecting you,
too, so... I'm sorry.

I could have handled
things better myself.

No, look. It-It has
been a long time, right?

I mean, who's to say that we should just,
you know, pick right up where we left off?

In many ways,
this is like a new beginning for us.

- Ronny.
- Yeah?

I've been going over and over things,
and I'm just not sure that right now--

One more round--

- Ah!
- Oh, man, I am so sorry.

No harm done.

Well, hey,
at least let me get you another...


It's all right.


This isn't exactly how I was
hopin' things would go tonight. Uh--

What were you hoping for?

I don't know.

I mean, I guess I was hoping that I could
show you that everything was the same.

I mean, it's not, but, you know--
that we could be happy.

We could still be a family,
y-you know?

- Family?
- Yeah.

I-I thought that eventually we'd
have children, right? I mean,

this isn't hereditary, you know.

I'm sorry. I shouldn't have
said that. It's just that I-I--

I didn't expect you to react this way.
You do want children, don't you?

Um, would you excuse me
for just one second?

It's all right to be angry, you know?

Things happened to all of us
over there that...

are hard to live with.

But we didn't start this filthy war.
We just fought it.

That's what soldiers
are for: They fight.

And I bet you think nobody cares,
but that's not true,

because I care, and Sam cares,

and whatever it is that's jumping us
around in time cares.

They're gonna build a wall
in Washington...

and they're carve
all these names in it...

of all the victims of this lousy war.

Don't add another one to it, huh?

There's so many.
There's too many.

Can I come in?

Not much I can do to stop you.

I was on my way home, and I thought
you might need some cheering up.

You think you can do that?

No, but I have something
outside that might.

What's that?

It's a surprise.
Close your eyes.

Close enough.

Ready or not, here we come.

Oh, no.

Well, what do you think?

I think I'm gonna be sick.

For me?

I guess they figured you've been
trapped in that bed long enough.

How about a test ride?


Yeah, I'd like that.

Sam! You gotta get back to the hospital.
He's heading for the pool.

Billy's heading-- How?

Yes. They gave him an electric wheelchair.
Can you believe that?

Look. You go back, keep an eye on
Billy. I'll be there as quick as I can.

- But make it quick.
- Yeah.

Good. I'm-I'm glad you're back.

Something came up, and, uh,
I have to go back to the hospital.

Ron, we need to talk.

I know, and we will,
but I gotta go right now.

No. Ron--

Look, I'll call you as
soon as I can, okay?


I want a divorce.


I know how this must look,

but I can't pretend anymore.

You-You want a divorce?

What about us--
I mean, our future?

We talked about havin' a
family, we-we--

No, you were talking
about having a family.

I met someone.

I didn't mean for it to happen,
and I didn't plan on it. It just did.

He works at the bank.

It started out innocently,
I swear to you.

We went to dinner,
and then a movie--

And then... it changed.

I was so afraid.

I saw the fighting on the television,

and I wasn't sure
if you were gonna come back or not.

I wanted to tell you in Tokyo,
but I was afraid.

You were hurt so badly.
I just didn't think you could handle it.

Oh, God, it's this damn war!

I'm sorry.


I- I have to know.

Would it have made a difference
if I hadn't--

I don't know.

I don't know.

Yo! Yo! Whoo!

It's about time.
What took you so long?

Are you kiddin' me?
Where's Billy?

He's poolside. Gotta hurry. It looks
like he's about to take the plunge.

I'll make it. I'll make it.

Well, well.
Just the man I've been lookin' for.

You're makin' a big mistake.

No, you made the mistake, buddy.
Nobody leaves my floor after dark.

You know, you war heroes come in here,
and you think you own the place.

Well, this is my jungle now.

Come on, Sam.
We don't have time for this stuff!

Look, I don't have time to explain,
but Billy is in big trouble.

Yeah? So are you. Now let's go.

- What are you doin'?
- What's it look like I'm doin'?

Maybe a few days in bed'll help you
remember who's in charge around here.

Look, you don't have to believe me.
Just go to the pool and check for yourself.

- You want me to check the pool?
- Yes!

Okay, I'll check the pool...
Monday morning.

Sam, I think it's time that you...

rise to the occasion,
if you get my drift.

Check the hall.

Why? Is there trouble
out there too? Oh, boy.

They let every head case in
the country fight this war,

and I get stuck in this
hole on account of flat feet.

- There's no justice, man.
- Go for it.

You guys gotta learn
that you ain't in Vietnam no mo--

- You were saying?
- Oh, my God.

- This is impossible.
- Say good night, Gracie.

Ah, that felt good.

Come on. We gotta get outta here.
Oh, yeah, right.

Sam, wait!
You're forgetting something.

Little late for a swim, isn't it?

Go away, Captain.
This doesn't involve you.

Yeah, well, seein' as how
I'm here, I guess it does.

I should've died in that stinkin' jungle.

The war's over, Sergeant.


Does this look like
it's over to you?

I was an all-state halfback
in high school.

I scored 15 touchdowns my senior year.

My body was perfect,

yet, and now I can't even feel it.

- Well, y-you still got your mind.
- Do I?

Sam, I think you're losin' him.

You know, you're not the only one
hurtin' around here.

My wife just told me
that she wants a divorce.

She said she met someone else
and that things aren't the same anymore.

She's right.
They're not. We're not.

Things won't ever be the same again.

Nobody could go through what we did
and ever be the same.

But that doesn't mean
that we don't count.

You don't get it, do you?

This war don't mean nothin'.
It never did.

They gave us the-the prettiest
guns and the biggest bombs,

but they didn't give us a chance.

I lost everything,

and in a few years
nobody'll even remember Vietnam.

Then we have to remind them.

We won't let them forget,
because every time they see us,

they'll have to remember.

You know, at night,
I close my eyes and-and I'm back there.

I see it all. It-It's like a song
that plays over and over again,

and you can't get it out of your head.

Sometimes it gets so loud,

I think my brain is gonna explode.

I just want it to be quiet.

How can I make it quiet?

Maybe you're right.

Maybe your way is the
best way of doin' things.

- What?
- And I'm gonna help you.

Sam, this isn't funny.

You got nothin' to live for, right?

You got rid of Carol.

You've gone out of your
way to make sure that

nobody else around here
gives a damn about you.

- What's one more body bag?
- Don't listen to him, kid.

Sam, I don't know what the
hell you're tryin' to do,

but I want you to stop it right
now, you hear me?

- Go on. Push it.
- Sam!

You think I won't?

It's easy to die, Billy.


I can't believe
I'm watching this!

Have you completely lost your mind?
He's gonna drown!

If I had stopped him, who's to say
he wouldn't have tried again tomorrow?

Tomorrow? If you don't save him,

there isn't gonna be any
tomorrow for either one of you!

Al, don't you get it? The only
person who can save Billy is Billy.

Sam, what the hell
are you talkin' about?

I'm talkin' about death.

He's never gonna be able to
face life until he faces death.

- Are we close?
- I hope so.

Help me! Help me!

You got a second chance, Billy.

What's it gonna be? Huh?

It's a good thing you
showed up when you did.

Thanks, Captain.

What the hell made you
come down here anyway?

Oh, I don't know. I just, uh--

Well, I-I just had a feeling
that I should be here.

I still don't see how you were able
to pull him out with just your arms.

Well, you know,

you'd be surprised what
a person can do when they have to.

Get out of the way!

Hey, look who's here: Florence
Nightingale. This should be good.

- What's this all about, mister?
- Him.

I-I saw him do it.

- You saw him do what?
- He walked.

What did you say?

Do you wanna get the
net, or should I?

He got up,
and he-he floated across the room.

Sure, he did.

I don't know what your problem is,
and I don't have time to figure it out.

I'm not crazy.
I saw him do it!

He got up and he hit me!

Get this garbage outta here.

You gotta believe me!
I saw him! He stood up!

He was floating in midair!
He was smiling!

I swear! You gotta believe me!

Some people
just can't handle the stress.

Can I give you a hand
back to your room?

Uh, no, thanks.
I'm gonna stay down here for a while.

All right.

Oh, I tried to contact your wife
to let her know what happened,

but the hotel said
she'd checked out.

I'm sorry.

I blew it, Al.

What do you mean, you blew it?
You saved Billy, didn't you?

Yeah, at what price?

You heard him. Julie's gone.
That means there's no son,

and those men in the Gulf
are history.

Well, that's true.

- Unless--
- Unless what?

- Well, un-un-unless--
- Unless what?

You rewrote it, because according
to this, everything's the same:

The kids, the Gulf, everything.

That's not possible.
Julie's gone, right?


Forget about Julie.

I never bothered to check the
mother's name. I just assumed--

I got home, and they called.
Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

I think he's gonna be okay.

I feel responsible. I didn't think
he would do something like this.

How could you have known?

Well, at least one good thing
came out of it.

Figured out what
your mission was.

Well, I'm not sure
I knew what it was until just now.

It was almost a perfect ending,
wasn't it?

Perfect ending?
What are you talking about?

Are you all right?

When I got home tonight, I found
this envelope. It's from Washington,

and I haven't really
been able to open it yet.

And I thought maybe-- Please.

It's Bobby, isn't it?

I begged him to go to Canada.

I packed his bags at least 10 times.
He just wouldn't listen.

He had to go defend his country.

I took care of him.

I always knew what to do.

What am I gonna do now?

Well, you can cry,
and then you can make a cake.

- His plane lands in 10 hours.
- Yes!

He's coming home.
He's really coming home?

He's really coming home!
My God.

He's comin' home.

And now the 8:00 news.

Tom Crenshaw brings us today's top story.
A special--

Mommy, look. It's him!

Stiles has previously been
convicted on two felony counts.

Stiles escaped custody
in a daring daylight shootout.

Stiles, described by authorities
as "an illiterate drifter,"

was recently arrested in
connection with the murders

of at least eight
women in three states.

Stiles made his violent escape...

after killing two deputies
and seriously wounding another.

Police warn that he may
still be in the area-

Oh, boy.

And should be considered
armed and extremely dangerous.