One: John Rourke drops by the baseball diamond
and watches his son play catch. He flashes back
to a happy time with his ex-wife and son playing
basketball. He is drawn out of his remembrances
by his wife who is not happy to see him.
She is wearing a scarf on her head, and looks
She tells him to get "a fuckin' life,"
she tells him that he is stalking her. In the
background we see Ron. Their son, Ethan watches,
and then sadly walks off and goes back to playing
catch. He says he was just in the neighborhood.
"If you were the last person on earth I
wouldn't let him near you!" She adds that
she is scared that her son shares his genetics.
look, I've been dealing with bullshit all day
I don't need you to--
MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY abused me
for five torturous years, you drunken sonofabitch!
I haven't had a drink in five months!
You put me through a custody trial for two years
that bankrupted me and my son (starts having trouble
talking, and coughs).
leans against the fence for support, Ron walks
closer, then stops, looking at her with deep concern.
Look, I just wan-
on top of that.... I am dying!
I have advanced liver cancer and I won't see Christmas,
alright! Are you happy now?!
reaches over to touch her, and, furious, she
slaps him away.
(Cont.) DON'T YOU COME NEAR ME!
(Walking over to help) Forget him, Cheryl. (Holding
her) He's nothing. Forget him.
won't get him!
You won't get him if it's the last thing I do!....
We got married last week. And he's taking full
(Sadly) I just want to see him.
gets between them and pushes Rourke away.
Get out of here!
Take your hands off me.
(Pushing him again) I said get the fuck
out of here.
slugs Ron. Ethan watches depressed. Cheryl checks
on Ron, and they hug.
both are near tears. Ethan just puts his face
in his cupped hands.
Rourke is going to the hospital to visit Cheryl,
he is accompanied by Leesu a woman he is protecting
from the gang he is trying to bring down.
is in the waiting area with Ethan.
How much longer do you think?
be much.... (gesturing) they just have to give
her some medication. Then the last [can't hear
Just then they notice
Rourke. Ethan is glad to see him.
up and rushing to him) Dad!
Ron gets up and glares.
He watches as Ethan
and Rourke hug each other.
noticing that his father has been beaten up) What
happened to your face?
I had a little accident. You alright?
Rourke hugs him, and
holds Ethan close to him. He then goes over
and holds out his hand to Ron, he takes it and
firmly shakes it. Ethan looks over at Ron.
they talk Ethan continues to hold tightly onto
the other day--
(Gesturing) No, forgotten! Ah look,
(reaching for him) Ethan, I think it's time to
get in and see your mom.
(Gesturing with his head to follow) Come on!
You go ahead, I'll wait for you out here. I'll
be out here when you get out.
Come on, let's go!
looks over towards Ron.
(Who gestures with his head to follow) Go
walks off holding his son's hand; Ron follows,
allowing them to walk together.
three: Ethan walks ahead, as Rourke and Ron walk
side-by-side, silent. Finally Rourke talks.
(To Ron) How bad is she?
It's complicated. She's fighting pneumonia and
may have spinal meningitis. Not good. She may
make a partial recovery, but.... she's still got
the underlying cancer. (They enter the room) This
is hard on all of us, especially Ethan, but....
I know away we can work this out.
is in bed, sleeping or unconscious, hooked up
to tubes and machines, as a nurse works on her.
The nurses leaves the bed and sits down in a
chair next to her. Ethan walks over and takes
hold of his mother's hand, as Ron and Rourke
watch. Ethan then caresses his mothers cheek.
Rourke looks over at Ron, who then walks over
to the bed.
(Leaning over her) Heeey Cheryl, we're all
right here. Your mom and dad are coming in tonight,
I just talked to them.
starts to walk away, overcome by emotion, and
Ethan walks over towards him. Sadly, Ron looks
over towards Ethan.
Ron the longs back
down at Cheryl, his eyes filled with pain.
Ethan walks over towards
his father, and Ron watches.
his father's arm) Come on! (He leads him back
to the bed).
Cheryl stirs and opens
her eyes to see Rourke holding her hand. She
moans and pulls her hand away, closing her eyes.
Rourke walks off again and Ethan follows.
alright, I know she really loves you.
Rourke takes his son's
head in his hands and kisses the top of his
head. They look at each other, saying nothing.
Rourke then silently walks away.