Border

  • Season 1, Ep 1
  • 06/14/2011

Jon's producer is denied reentry to the U.S. after Jon pulls a harsh prank, and Jon's story about drug lord Manta Blanca comes to an unexpected conclusion.

WITH IMAGES OF WAROVER THE LAST FEW DECADES

BY THE NEWS MEDIA,

IT'S STILL ALMOST IMPOSSIBLETO COMMUNICATE THE HORRORS

OF ACTUALLY BEING THERE.

MANY SOLDIERS RETURNWITH LIFE-ALTERING INJURIES.

PRIVATE NATHAN GLASERIS ONE SUCH SOLDIER

WHOSE LIFEHAS BEEN CHANGED FOREVER

BY HIS MILITARY SERVICE.

SO THANK YOUFOR BEING HERE, NATHAN.

I APPRECIATE IT.UM...

WHAT WAS IT LIKEOVER THERE?

- [whispering]I FEARED FOR MY LIFE

EVERY SECOND.

AND IT'S REALLYTHE STRANGEST FEELING,

BECAUSE THERE'SNEVER A MOMENT

WHEN YOU'RE NOTCONSTANTLY ON GUARD.

- SO TELL USABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC INJURY.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

- WELL, IT ACTUALLY STARTED

BEFORE I WAS DEPLOYEDTO AFGHANISTAN.

THE DOCTORS THINK IT STARTEDIN BASIC TRAINING.

- I'M SORRY.I DON'T UNDERSTAND...

I'M SAYING, WERE YOUIN A FIREFIGHT OR...

- NO, I NEVER WAS DEPLOYED.I NEVER MADE IT TO AFGHANISTAN.

I WAS NOT IN THE WAR.

- YOU DIDN'T GOTO AFGHANISTAN?

- NO.

- SO YOU DID NOT SUSTAINYOUR INJURY DURING AN ATTACK?

- NO, IT WASFROM SCREAMING.

- YOU LOST YOUR VOICEFROM SCREAMING?

- I'D BEEN GETTING READY FOR BEDAND BRUSHING MY TEETH,

AND JUST THINKING ABOUTGOING TO WAR,

AND I WOULD START SCREAMINGFROM BEING SO SCARED.

[screaming]

- SO YOU WERE SCAREDOF THE IDEA OF WAR.

- THAT'S CORRECT.- AND THAT'S HOW...

- IT'S THE SCARIEST THINGYOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

- HOW HAS IT BEENSINCE YOU'VE BEEN BACK

FROM BASIC TRAINING?

- IT WAS VERY DIFFICULTAT FIRST,

YOU KNOW, LIVING WITH MY--WITH MY INJURY.

YOU KNOW, IT TOOK ITS TOLLON MY RELATIONSHIP

AND MY JOB.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAKETWO PILLS A DAY.

CAN BE AT EACH MEAL.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO EAT BEFORE,BUT JUST AROUND MEAL TIME.

- SORRY?

- FINISH OUTTHE PRESCRIPTION, OKAY?

- I'M SO SORRY.I DIDN'T CATCH THAT PART.

- [sighs]

- HAS THE MILITARYOR THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

BEEN SUPPORTIVEOF YOUR CONDITION?

- NO, I'M GETTING NO SUPPORTFROM EITHER OF THEM.

THEY DON'T CONSIDERPRE-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

A REAL THING.

- PRE-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

- WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS,

IS THAT SOMETIMESIT JUST GETS VERY HARD...

- I'M SORRY.I COULDN'T HEAR THAT.

- [whispers indistinctly]

- SORRY. IT'S JUSTWHEN CARS GO BY,

I CAN'T HEAR YOU, SO...

- I UNDERSTAND.IT'S JUST...

[helicopter whirring]

- THAT HELICOPTER SOUNDMUST NOT REMIND YOU OF WAR,

- PRETTY THICK JUNGLE, HUH?

- OH, THE JUNGLE IS SO VERDANT.

- THE HOUSE IS OVER HERE.

SO WE'LL JUST DOTHE STORY,

AND THEN I'LLTAKE YOU OUT TO DINNER

ON THE SHOW.- SURE.

I'M GLAD I DON'T DOTHIS ANYMORE.

- [laughs] I KNOW.IT'S NOT AS EASY AS IT--

- NO, NO, NO.- NO ENTRADA.

- ES UN CHISTE, AMIGO.

- NO CHISTE. NO PASAPORTE, NO ENTRE.

JUAN.- WHAT?

- PLEASE.- OH.

- MY WIFE, MY CHILDREN.

- I DON'T CARE, ROB.- PLEASE, JUAN.

IT TOOK ME SO LONGTO PUT MY LIFE BACK TOGETHER.

- I DID IT AGAIN.I GOTTA GO.

- JUAN, PLEASE! I DON'T WANTTO LIVE IN GUATEMALA!

- HAVE FUNIN GUATEMALA, ROB!

- YOU ARE SUCH A [bleep]!- YOU IDIOT, SHUT UP!

- YOU ASS [bleep]!

PLEASE, AMIGO.- SU PASAPORTE.

- SOY MEXICANO. - NO. [speaks Spanish]

- NO PROBLEMAS.

- SIR?

[knock on stall wall]

HELLO?

EXCUSE ME, SIR, WOULD YOULIKE TO PLAY CASH STALL?

[swing music]

[cash register dings]

[knock on stall wall]

YOU, IN THE NEXT STALL,

WOULD YOU LIKETO PLAY CASH STALL?

THE GAME CASH STALL?- WAIT.

- YOU CAN WIN $100IF YOU ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS

BEFORE YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM.

- [bleep] WEIRDO.

- NO, I'M NOT A WEIRDO.I'M THE HOST OF CA--SIR?

ARE YOU LEAVING?

I'M SORRY.YOU LOST CASH STALL.

[toilet flushes]

- [clears throat]

[belt unbuckling]

- EXCUSE ME, SIR, WOULD YOULIKE TO PLAY CASH STALL?

SIR?[knock on stall wall]

- EXCUSE ME?- I'M JON BENJAMIN.

I'M THE HOST OF CASH STALL.

YOU CAN WIN $100 IF YOU...- CASH WHAT?

- CASH STALL,LIKE THE STALLS THAT WE'RE IN

IN THE BATHROOM.

- NO.- [chuckles]

I'M SERIOUS.IT'S $100 IF YOU--

AND I CAN SHOW IT TO YOU.IT'S RIGHT THERE.

- [bleep] YOU, MAN.

GET THE [bleep] OUT OF HEREWITH THIS.

- [chuckles]

- YOU OUT YOUR GOD DAMN MIND?

- SO YOU DON'T WANNA PLAYCASH STALL?

- [bleep] YOU, MAN!WHAT THE [bleep]?!

[toilet flushes]