Written by: Dallas Walsh
Theme song: "Back to Black" Amy Winehouse
Previously on One Day at a Time
Scene One - Cassie's Office
Cassie closes one of her file folders on her desk that she just finished reviewing. She can't believe how profitable business has been since she returned to Twin Peaks; who knew that so many people would require therapy in a small town, she thinks to herself.
She changes the focus of her train of thoughts to her recent interaction with Natasha when they happened to run into one another on the pier together. She can't believe how smug Natasha still is trying to dictate to her who she can and can't see in her personal time. She knows that Natasha is still struggling with their sorted history together, but Cassie has more than proved herself to be a changed woman, she thinks to herself. The fact that Natasha is trying to control who Shane, her ex-husband, spends time with is insane, Cassie continues to think.
"I don't know what else I'd have to do," she purses her lips together. "Not that I care. That woman is vile. She doesn't deserve my respect."
She arches her eyebrow, thinking how about much fun it could be to play with Natasha's emotions. And, she knows just how. "If I continue to see Shane, it would drive her crazy. And Shane, he's already wrapped around my finger. I just have to pretend to be interested in him again and my plan would be perfect."
Without giving it second thought, Cassie grabs her phone. She types out a text message to Shane, "Sorry about the other night," she reads out loud, knowing she left Shane's house in a huff when he defended Natasha to her. "I overreacted. Let's have a rain cheque? I haven't properly welcomed you home from NYC."
She pushes the send button and sets her phone down as she gets a grin on her face. "Game on, Natasha."
Scene Two - The Tower's; Floor Three;
"You've been awfully quiet since you got here," Shelley announces to Dawn as she comes into the living room holding two cups of tea. She sees Dawn sitting on the sofa curled into a little ball with red eyes, giving Shelley the impression that Dawn has been crying. She was surprised when Dawn arrived on her doorstep earlier because she wasn't supposed to be home for another week; since coming in, Dawn has barely said two words to her, so Shelley knows that something is going on with her lover. She just hopes that Dawn is okay; she knows she was upset about going to the bible camp, but she believed that it wouldn't have been so bad once she got there.
"Thank you," Dawn accepts the tea cup from her friend. She blows on the hot liquid before she takes a drink of it. She looks back at her friend and knows that she has to say something to her, but she has no idea what to say.
"Anytime," Shelley uneasily smiles back to her. "Look, I know something is going with you, Dawn. If you don't want to talk to me about it, that's fine. Just know, that I am here for you. Whatever it is that you're going through, I'm here. I am not going anywhere."
Dawn feels her eyes swell with water and soon tears are falling from her eyes. "Hey now," Shelley sets her cup down and scoots over on the sofa closer to Dawn to put her arms around her. "I didn't mean to make you cry."
"It's not you," Dawn sniffles as she wipes her eyes dry. "That place "
"The camp?" Shelley asks as Dawn nods back to her. "Are you okay? What happened at the camp?"
Dawn bites her lower lip as she tries to control her crying. "I " she begins to tell her. "He he raped me."
Shelley's eyes open wider in shock and horror. "Who? Who raped you?"
Dawn shakes her head in disgust. "We were assigned life coaches my life coach, Jonah, he raped me " she continues to cry. "God, I'm so embarrassed. I feel so dirty and cheap and like this is all my fault..."
"Don't you do that," Shelley tells her. "You are not to blame here, Dawn. None of this is your fault. Oh my, come here," she pulls Dawn into a hug. "I'm so sorry. Usually, I'd ask you if you need something from me, but I actually need something from you."
Dawn looks back at her in surprise as they exit their embrace. "I need you to go to the hospital; I can come with you, if you'd like. But, I need you to get checked out and make sure that physically you are okay."
"No," Dawn shakes her head quickly. "I can't tell anyone else. No one else can know! Don't you understand?"
"I do understand," Shelley replies to her quickly. "Please, Dawn, I'll be right there. I will never leave your side. But, we have to do this."
More tears fall down her face as Dawn pulls Shelley into her again. Shelley holds the weeping girl as she nods. "Fine," she whispers through her tears. "I'll go the hospital, but only if you're with me. Please don't leave me alone."
Scene Three - Robertson Enterprises; The
The boutique has been transformed to look
like a two story-brick building from New York City for the photo shoot
that is taking place. Max quickly moves back and forth quickly snapping
pictures of the models, up against the brick building. The models are
quickly spinning around, wearing some of Trenyce's latest designs. Of
course, the facial cream is always present in each picture that Max takes.
Max puts his camera down and looks back at her, feeling a rush of energy come over him. He's on a high from having such a good shoot. He could tell that everything was going as planned and Robin's reaction is confirmation that he was right.
"Thanks," he grins back to her. "I think it went amazingly well. I can't wait to see how these pictures turn out."
"Neither can I!" Robin gushes to him, as she grabs his hand. "Thanks for doing this with me. We make a great time, you and I."
Max looks at their hands touching and then looks back at Robin. "We really do," he winks back to her. "How about we go and celebrate?"
"Oh," Robin can see the excitement in his eyes. "I wish I could, but I have to leave. I'm meeting Adam tonight. He's planning a surprise evening."
"Ah," Max says defeated. "Well, tomorrow we can develop the pictures together."
"Absolutely," Robin replies to him quickly. "Anyways, I better get running or I'll be late. See you first thing tomorrow?"
Max nods back to her. "Yea, have fun tonight."
Robin quickly leaves Max alone, as most of the models also clear out of the boutique. Max feels his joy quickly turn to anger. He looks up and can see that there are areas connecting the appearance of the building; each piece is being held together by some scaffolding. However, one of them metal beams on the scaffolding nearest to him is still wobbly from the missing screw. He knows that he should notify someone quickly, so it doesn't fall on anyone. Suddenly, he quickly recalls how he heard Adam tell Robin he was planning on proposing to her. He shakes his head in disgust, wishing that there was a way to stop the proposal.
"Mr. Nova?" a model comes up to Max. "It looks like Robin forgot her phone. Can you give it back to her?"
"Yea, sure, thanks," Max replies to her. As soon as the model walks away, Max opens Robin's phone and sends Adam a text message. "Meet me at the boutique."
He sends the message then looks up at the scaffolding. If he can let one beam fall on Adam to hurt him, he won't be able to go to the Pampa Grill, and thus no proposal to Robin. "You won't get away with this, Dad."
Scene Four - The Calimo Mansion
"Well, it's a beautiful day for a wedding," Victoria tells Eva, as they sit next to one another in the living room of the Calimo mansion, which has been transformed into the venue for Cory and Natasha's wedding.
Eva nods back to her daughter. "It is a great day for a wedding," she agrees with Victoria. "After everything Cory and Natasha have been through to get to this point, they really deserve a wedding."
"I agree," Victoria uneasily puts her head down, knowing that she is struggling with the fact that she has ended her relationship with Robbie because she is tired of him ping-ponging between her and Leah. She refuses to be his second fiddle anymore.
"I'm sorry darling," Eva grabs her hand. "I didn't mean to make you upset about Robbie."
"No, its fine," Victoria smiles through a tear falling down her cheek. "I need to be strong and accept what has happened."
"Can I do anything at all?"
"No, just being here is all I need," Victoria replies to her quickly.
"Okay," Eva says back to her. "I see Donovan just arrived. I'm going to go and say hi."
Victoria nods back to her as Eva gets out of her chair and walks over to her son. Shane soon sits next to Victoria, having seen her become alone.
"Rough day for you?" he asks her, recalling how she told him about her situation before when they had a drink together at the Pampa Grill.
"No, I should be happy for my sister," Victoria replies to him as they lock eyes. "But, if I am honest, it's just difficult. I thought that I would be planning my wedding to Robbie. And now, it's all over. I'm happy for Natasha, don't get me wrong "
"I get it," Shane cuts her off. "And, as your friend, I'm here for you."
"Thanks," Victoria wipes her eye with a Kleenex.
"And, for what it's worth," Shane continues to tell as their eyes lock. "I think Robbie is a complete fool."
Victoria pulls him into a hug. "You have no idea how much I needed to hear that."
Across the room, Robbie spies Victoria in the arms of Shane and gulps. He shakes his head in frustration, wondering if he has really lost her forever.
"I'm glad you could come," Andy tells Lukas as they sit in the back row of the chair set up. Andy is rather surprised that Lukas is at the wedding, considering Natasha told him that it was going to be family only. He is only there because he is Kim's brother, and technically, Kim is still family but also Natasha's best friend.
"Donovan had invited me," Lukas replies to him quickly. "I was his plus one. I know we aren't together anymore, but I thought I would still come. I do love a good wedding."
"It sounds like you're being a wedding crasher," Andy chuckles back to him, as he turns and sees Donovan sitting with Victoria and Eva. Donovan turns and sees Lukas; they make eye contact for a moment before Lukas looks away.
"Maybe this was a mistake," he whispers to Andy as he stands to stand up but Andy puts his hand on Lukas' leg keeping him in his chair.
"Don't go, you're already here," Andy replies to him quickly. "Just don't hold on to any silly anger. It's time, after everything, to move on."
"You've got to be kidding me," Kim says into her cell phone as she stands in the foyer, listening to Tyler tell her that he quit Robertson Enterprises after he learned that Dominick was ordering a new campaign for the facial cream. She is shocked because she thought that after everything that happened during the ice storm, Dominick would have enough sense to drop the facial cream. After all, it is indirectly responsible for killing her son. "That son of a bitch doesn't know when to stop!"
"Well, I appreciate you telling me Tyler," Kim continues to tell him. "Yes, getting together soon would be nice. We'll touch base later? I have to get to the wedding."
"Trouble, Kimberly?" Bob asks her, as he comes down the stairs wearing his tuxedo, having heard the tail end of her conversation on the phone.
Kim sighs and looks back at him. "Dominick has ordered a Christmas campaign for the facial cream. That bastard is still promoting the product that killed my son."
Bob comes up to her and puts his arms on her shoulders. "Take a deep breath," he tells her, as she listens to him. "I don't want you getting worked up about this right now. Not right before the wedding."
"I know you're right," Kim nods back to him. "But, somehow, some way, I will make him pay for what he's done."
Bob smiles back to her. "This is the woman I fell in love with. This one right in front of me."
"Oh Bob," Kim pulls him into a hug, as she looks into the living room and sees the fireplace. She doesn't know why, but it suddenly gives her an idea on how to make Dominick pay. "I've lost so much this year. I can't bear to lose anymore."
"What are you saying?" he asks her as they part ways.
"If your offer to stay living in the mansion is still on the table, I'll accept. I'll stay living here with you."
Bob smiles back to her as he kisses her hand. He then looks back at her, and can see that her mind is already drifting somewhere else. "Of course it's still on the table. Welcome home, Kimberly."
The guests take their seats as the wedding march begins to play. Cory nervously stands up at the altar, with Robbie by his side as his best man, as he waits to see his bride.
Kim emerges at the back of the room and slowly walks down the aisle even though she looks at the fireplace with more intent. She smiles to Andy, realizing she has to focus, before she reaches the altar. When the Natasha and Bob appear at the back of the room, everyone stands up and gasps a little at the sight of Natasha. She's wearing a simple white dress that is silk and very slimming. She didn't want to do a big wedding dress again, as this isn't her first trip down the aisle.
She and Bob make their way towards Cory; when they arrive, Bob kisses both of her cheeks and Natasha moves up to Cory.
"Dearly beloved," Father Murphy begins to say to everyone. "We are gathered here today to celebrate Cory and Natasha coming together in a union of marriage. I had the privilege of marrying them once before, so I know how dedicated they are to one another. Love has different roads to happiness, and Cory and Natasha's have lead them to this point."
"Cory, you have written your own vows?" Father Murphy asks him, as Cory nods looking into Natasha's eyes.
"Nat," he says to her, as their hands lock. "We have been through so much together. Like Father Murphy said, we've had a long road to get this point. But, the key is that we have done it together. No matter what, we have each other's back and that's all that matters. For the rest of our lives together, I will have your back and will proudly stand next to you. I will never leave your side because you're my best friend, my partner in crime and the love of my life. Today, is the start of our life together forever."
Natasha fans her eyes dry as she laughs a little. "That was beautiful," she tells him. "And, you know that I feel the same about you. For so many years, I thought of you as the love of my life. We got off track for a while, but that night that you kissed me again for the first time, it felt like we were never apart. It felt like we never should have stopped being together. They always say that if you are meant to be with someone, you will be together no matter what. And, that's what we have proved. I have loved you my entire life, and I will love you for the rest of my life. Today, tomorrow and forever."
They lean in and give each other a quick kiss on the lips. "You're jumping ahead in the ceremony," Father Murphy chuckles, as the audience laughs with him.
"Sorry Father," Cory laughs back to him.
"Cory, please repeat after me."
"I Cory, take thee Natasha to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold for the rest of our lives together."
Cory gulps as he feels a little nervous. "I Cory, take thee Natasha to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold for the rest of our lives together."
"And Natasha," Father Murphy turns his attention to the bride. "Repeat after me, I Natasha, take thee Cory to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold for the rest of our lives together."
Natasha looks back at Cory. " I Natasha, take thee Cory to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold for the rest of our lives together."
"Do we have the rings?" Father Murphy asks, as Robbie passes Cory the rings.
"Cory place the ring on Natasha's left hand; Natasha place the ring on Cory's left hand," Father Murphy instructs them, as they do follow his orders. "By the power invested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife! You may kiss your bride."
Cory leans forward with a huge grin on his face as his lips find Natasha's. She wraps her arms around him as he lifts her off the ground, their lips never parting.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Cory Calvin!" Bob stands up and explains, as the guests cheer and clap for the newlyweds.
Scene Five - Robertson Enterprises; The
Adam opens the door to the boutique and rushes inside. He is wearing a tuxedo as he has planned a romantic night with Robin at the Pampa Grill, where he plans on proposing to her. He just hopes it goes well because he can't wait to spend the rest of his life with her. He never thought he would be this happy again after his divorce from Helen.
"Robin?" he calls out, to the seemingly empty boutique. He is surprised that there aren't more people at the boutique if there was a big photo shoot, but there is seemingly no one left there. "Are you here? Robin? I got your text to meet you here instead of the restaurant. Robin?"
There is no answer, so Adam moves closer to the brick building set up, trying to find someone in the boutique.
At the Pampa Grill, Robin sits at a table that has been arranged for her and Adam. She looks at her watch and wonders where he is, since Adam is usually not late.
"Would you like a glass of champagne while you wait?" the waiter asks her.
"No, I'll wait, thank you," Robin replies to him, as the waiter scurries off. "Where are you Adam?"
Back at the boutique, Adam stands near the scaffolding, that is holding the faux building up. He checks his watch and then his phone again to see if he got an updated message from Robin.
"This is weird," he whispers to him. "Okay, I'll give it 5 more minutes then I'll leave. Maybe she is at the restaurant waiting for me."
Max pears down from the on top of the stable scaffolding. Across from him is the metal beam that is loose with the pin holding it up. He slowly shakes the beam until it starts to fall. The first beam crashes down next to Adam, who jumps back in surprise. He looks up and suddenly, the wooden boards and more metal beans start to fall. Max watches in horror as the entire left side of the mock building collapses on top of Adam, crushing him in the process! Max moves back as he gasps then sees a pool of blood emerge from under the debris.
Next on One Day at a Time
Discuss your thoughts here, in the ODaaT Forum!
© 2002-2018 One Day At A Time