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Home Career Television Series (2018) Station 19 2.16 For Whom The Bell Tolls

2.16 For Whom The Bell Tolls

Episode Title: For Whom The Bell Tolls
Directed by: Tessa Blake
Written by: Barbara Kaye Friend
Air Date: May 9, 2019 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 0.9/4
Viewers: 5.05 million
Total: 1.5/7.50 million

"For Whom The Bell Tolls" – Following a life-threatening situation that left the future of a member of Station 19 unclear, the crew gathers to face the outcome. Andy and Ben respond to a man impaled by a chandelier. Meanwhile, Station 19 is called upon to organize shipments of supplies and assist with wildfires in Los Angeles on an all-new episode of "Station 19," THURSDAY, MAY 9 (9:01–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"Station 19" stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Boris Kodjoe as Captain Sullivan, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Alberto Frezza as Ryan Tanner, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera.

Guest starring in "For Whom The Bell Tolls" are Bre Blair as Jennifer Ripley and Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt.

"For Whom The Bell Tolls" was written by Barbara Kaye Friend and directed by Tessa Blake.
Andy's Voiceover
"Have you ever experienced pain or worry or loss? Have you ever experienced trauma? Have you ever experienced doubt? Of course you have. Everyone has. We all live through things that test us. It's how we each cope, how we process, that says the most. Do we face our pain and own it or are we more comfortable living in denial? When a firefighter dies, the toll of the bell represents their last alarm. Once the bell rings, it can't be un-rung. There's no more denying it. The end is here. The bell rings to say the shift is over. The bell rings to say goodbye. The bell rings to say it's time to go home."

Vic in this episode

Vic is at hers and Ripley's diner. Cam brings her two coffees. She lets him know it's just her today and that her "hubby" is at work. Back at work. her colleagues worry about her as she walks in acting all fine telling them that she doesn't plan on going to Ripley's funeral and that she just wants to work. She is clearly in denial. Travis tries to talk to her but she brushes him off telling him that as a secret girlfriend she is not supposed to be there. Pruitt tries to talk to her but she doesn't need to hear it and walks away. Jennifer and Sullivan try talking to her as well but she brushes them off and instead concentrates on preparing things for the wildfire. On the day of the funeral, Travis finds her on the catwalk and tells her that she needs to go to Ripley's funeral because it will give her clarity and closure. She tells him she got that already. After Travis tries to tell her that he knows how she feels, Vic tears into him that he has no idea because Ripley and her didn't get to be married like him and Michael. Vic has a hard time accepting that on paper she was no one to Ripley. She screams at Travis and tells him to leave her alone and not talk to her. She runs into Dr. Levi Schmitt after running away from Travis. He brought her the flowers that Ripley meant to give her and tells her that he wanted them to say "he was ready to spend the rest of his life with her". Vic cries and decides to go to the funeral. Andy and Maya help her get dressed and she joins Jennifer at the funeral procession and Jennifer makes her sit next to her as part of Ripley's family which Vic was and where she belongs to sit. They say goodbye to him at the funeral and Vic decides to be alone and goes to their diner again where she confides in the manager that she was not married to Ripley and that she lied before that he wasn't at work but instead he died.

Quotes from this episode

Cam: What's your hubby up to?
Vic: He's at work.
Travis: How about I take you back home? To Maya and Andy's, or if you want a change of scenery, come stay with me.
Vic: Why? 'Cause I shouldn't go home home? Back to the place I spent so much time with him? Back to the bed we shared? You don't want me sleeping in that? Sorry. Sorry. That was -- That was not fair. I'd love to come crash after shift, but right now, I'm working, so...
Jack: Vic. We'll all cover for you. If you have other stuff you need to be focused on --
Vic: You know, it's not a big deal. Jennifer's handling all the funeral arrangements and everything, so...
Travis: You don't want to be involved in that, or --
Vic: Not really. I mean, what does it matter? It's not gonna bring him back. And I'm not going to the funeral anyway, so... Miller, you mind passing me that syrup?
Dean: Yeah.
Vic: Thank you.
Travis: Vic, you have -- you have to go to the funeral.
Vic: No, I don't.
Travis: Yes, you do. You can't just skip it.
Vic: Yeah, I can. And I will. Uh, why hasn't Sullivan called for lineup yet?
Andy: I'm, um, covering for him today.
Vic: Sweet. Okay, so, we should just... start with chores, then, huh?
Vic: Oh, my God. Travis, I told you I was fine. I didn't pick that word just for fun. I meant it. I'm fine.
Travis: Yeah, and I want you to know that it's okay if you're not...fine. You know, when Michael died, I was a wreck. You know what helped me get through it? His funeral, surrounded by other firefighters, by my friends. The tradition was actually really comforting.
Vic: And I'm so glad you had that. I know how meaningful that was for you. You were his husband. But me, I don't factor into this equation. Funerals aren't designed for people like me. There's no special seat for the secret --
Travis: Vic, you know you were so much more than that.
Vic: It'll be an important day... for Jennifer. She was his actual family, not me. She can walk front and center at that procession, not me. I don't need that. I'm better off here. And I'm done talking now.
Sullivan: Hey. Why don't you, um, stop for a second. Okay? Look, you and Jen are the most important people in Luke's life --
Vic: You ever had one of these? It's basically freeze dried food. It seems pretty gross, but once you heat it up, it's not that bad.
Jennifer: Okay, Vic. He would've wanted you there. I want you to be there. I need you by my side.
Vic: You're gonna have an entire department of people there. You'll have Captain Sullivan. You don't need me.
Sullivan: He'd want you there -- both of you.
Vic: Well, I'm not going, so...
Jennifer: Please?
Vic: No, I can't. I can't. Okay? I can't. I'm sorry. I can't go stand through a day of being tall and polished and perfect a-and celebrating his life when... You know, I need to get back to work, so...
Travis: There's still time... if you want change your mind, get dressed.
Vic: Nope, I'm good.
Travis: I don't think that's true.
Vic: How many different ways do I have to say it? How many different times? I'm fine. I'm good. I'm coping. I don't want to go.
Travis: Nobody wants to go to a funeral. But it is good to go. It gives you clarity. It gives you closure.
Vic: Yeah, I don't need any of those things. I already got 'em.
Travis: No, you don't.
Vic: I just, um -- I need you to back off of me, please.
Travis: You want me to back off?
Vic: Yeah.
Travis: You want me to give you some space? Okay, you've had days of space, Vic, and you're still -- You are in denial. You are not coping. Believe me, I know how hard it is - to accept what's happened.
Vic: Mm.
Travis: You know I do. But trust me, when you lose a spouse like that --
Vic: No, but I didn't -- I didn't lose a spouse! We never got married, so I -- You know what? I... I didn't get to lose a spouse. I didn't get to experience a marriage. I was robbed of that. Instead, I lost someone who... I lost someone who... very well may have been the love of my life. But he wasn't my husband. I'm nothing to him. Officially, on paper, I am nothing. So... yeah, maybe I don't -- maybe I don't want to accept that particular truth right now. But you don't get to pretend like you know what that's like. You don't. You don't know what this is like, so stop parading around here talking about me behind my back to -- to anyone else in the station because I'm not acting like you want me to act. I am not you! Lucas is not Michael! Okay, your husband died two years ago! If anybody is in denial right now --
Travis: Say it. Do it.
Vic: Just -- Don't.
Travis: It's okay. Say whatever you want to say. You want to scream at me, wail on me? I don't care. Just get all that anger out right now. Because if you don't, it will keep bubbling up and it will come out worse, in some other way, onto someone else.
Vic: Oh, my God.
Travis: You can't see it right now, Vic...
Vic: Okay.
Travis: ...but even getting mad...
Vic: Just shut u-- Shut up!
Travis:'s a healthy first step!
Vic: Just shut -- shut up! Just stop talking to me. And go to the funeral. Just -- Just go.
Levi: Excuse me. Are you Victoria Hughes?
Vic: What? I'm sorry, can I -- can I help you?
Levi: It's -- It's probably weird that I, uh -- Dr. Bailey told me what you look like -- And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Vic: I'm s-- Who -- Who are you?
Levi: I'm Levi. I'm a-a doctor at Grey-Sloan. I was, uh, with Chief Ripley when he collapsed. We were both at the flower shop that day the day -- that he was going to see you. And I wanted to give these to you. They're the same ones that he picked out. N-Not the same same, but, uh...anyway. He wanted them to say... he was ready to spend the rest of his life with you. So, I guess I... I thought that you might like to see them.
Vic: Thank you.
Levi: Uh, I-I, um -- I really need to get back to the hospital, but it was really nice to meet you. And I-I'm really sorry.
Vic: Hey, uh, Cam?
Cam: Oh. Need something else?
Vic: You know the, uh -- the guy I'm always in here with? He's not my husband. And I, uh -- I lied to you before when you asked where he was. He wasn't at work. He wasn't a-at work... because he died.
Cam: That's, um... That -- That sucks.
Vic: Yeah, it super does.

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Music in this episode

We Tried - Young Summer
Everyone has their own way of dealing with trauma.

Where I First Found You - Forest Blakk
Preparations for the funeral.

Amazing Grace - Scallywag Mutiny
Funeral procession (bagpipes)

Let a Little Love In - Caleb Hawley
Everyone is at a bar after the funeral celebrating Ripley's life.

Love Is The Answer - Natalie Taylor
Vic is at the diner and tells Cam about Ripley.