Episode 921
Falling with no Safety Net
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: March 29, 2023

Episode Theme song: "safety net" Ariana Grande

Previously on One Day at a Time
- After Robbie heard Kim admit to Natasha that she will never forgive him for the miscarriage, he signed his divorce papers. Dale, meanwhile, told Natasha that Kim might have to testify during the lawsuit trial
- Donovan stunned Lukas by announcing that Jasper sexually assaulted him, not realizing it was a part of his husbands plan for revenge
- Frederick announced that Leah is his daughter at a dinner party and a DNA test confirmed it
- Cory told Robin not to be with Shane if she doesn't love him
- Helen and Dale reconnected after they realized they were both in Twin Peaks
- Natasha asked Shane to secretly ran another DNA test on baby Carter

The Pink Flamingo at the River Rock Casino

"I know my text to meet me for dinner tonight was last minute, so I appreciate you dropping anything else you had on the go to be here," Robin tells Shane before she takes a bit of her honey-mustard salmon that she ordered. Earlier in the day, Robin had a good talk with Cory and she realized that she needed to talk to Shane sooner than later about their future. She can't help but think back to Shane telling her that this could be their chance to have a future together since Adam left her after finding out about her pregnancy.

"When the mother of my child asks me to dinner, I tend to say yes," Shane winks back to her. "I just wish Dominique was here to join us."

Robin smirks back to him. "She is teething, so she isn't the best out of the house right now. But you can stop by later to see her, if you'd like. Just brace yourself for a lot of crying."

"I would like that," Shane nods back to her. "You know how much I love my little girl. Maybe her Daddy would make her feel better? How are you feeling? How is the baby?"

"We are both fine," Robin replies to him. "The appointment that I had recently confirmed that we are both healthy."

"I'm relieved to hear that," Shane tells her before he takes a bite of his steak. "But I got the feeling this was going to be more than just a catch up? Have you thought about my offer that this could be the chance for us to be a family now that Adam is out of the picture?"

"To be honest, I haven't thought of much else, Shane."

"Well then?" Shane eagerly asks her as he looks back into her eyes. "What do you say? Can we be a family, Robin? Can we have a future together?"


The Pink Flamingo at the River Rock Casino

"Is it crazy that I was looking forward to seeing you again so soon?" a bashful Helen asks Dale as they sit across from one another at the restaurant, with some appetizers in front of them that they are sharing. Helen and her lover from Cancun just had some cocktails the previous day, but they had such a good time that they agreed to another date.

"Not at all," Dale chuckles before he takes a bite of one of the bacon wrapped scallops. "I was looking forward to it as well. Remember, we toasted to reconnecting, and that's what we are doing."

Helen blushes back to him. "You know, it's nice getting to know you on a more personal level. In Mexico, it was, uh, very physical."

Dale winks back to her. "I like physical connections," he admits to her. "You were a great lover, Helen. I would be happy to go down that road again with you, but I also appreciate that you want to get to know me more better now that I will be in town for a while longer."

"Do you know how long?" Helen asks him quickly. "I know you said you were for a case."

"Yup, I am," Dale nods to her. "I am thinking the case might take longer than I first thought, so I will be here for the unforeseen future. Is that okay with you?"

"It's more than okay," Helen smiles back to him. "I get the feeling that we will be moving this back to that physical connection very soon."

"That's music to my ears," he winks back to her.

At the bar, Adam turns his head and freezes at the sight of Helen chatting and giggling with a man that he has never seen before. He feels a pin of jealousy seeing his ex-wife enjoying the company of another man. He picks up his beer and takes a swig of it, wondering what he should do next with Helen and these unresolved feelings he is realizing that he still has for her.


At another table, Leah sits with Jeff and Paige with a glass of wine in front of her. Earlier in the evening, she was at Frederick's for a dinner party when he announced that the DNA test results proved that they were father and daughter. She had tried to brace herself for this news but it is still hitting harder than she thought.

"I'm really sorry Mom," Paige tells her mother as she reaches over and grabs her hand. "I know you were hoping for different news, but at least now we know the truth?"

"Paige is right," Jeff nods back to his ex-wife. "At least now we can try to move beyond this? We don't have the cloud of doubt hanging over our heads anymore."

Leah takes another sip of her wine. "I was just hoping that it wouldn't be true," she admits to his family. "It is just confirmation that everything I thought to be true about myself is a lie."

"That's not true," Paige says quickly. "You're still the same woman you were before you knew this. Dominick and Felicia raised you; you are nothing like Frederick, and no amount of DNA will ever change that."

"God, I wish that everything you guys are telling would make me feel better about this," Leah gasps as a tear falls down her cheek. "I just hate this, I really hate this."

"It will take time to adjust," Jeff informs her. "And you should take that time, Leah. But just remember, you're still the same woman. You're still the Leah we all know and love."

"Thanks guys," Leah lets another tear fall down her cheek. "I am hoping in time I can wrap my head around this. I just don't know if I will ever feel like myself again."

Bar Code

"Thanks for meeting me tonight," Lukas tells Jasper as they are huddled in the back booth of bar together, each with a glass of scotch on the table. Lukas reached out to his son's former nanny because he needed to hear what Jasper had to say about Donovan's claim that he sexually assaulted him. In all the months that Jasper was working for him, Lukas never saw any sign that Jasper would have assaulted anyone, yet alone his husband, who is confined to a wheel chair. "I thought it was important that we talk."

"Does Donovan know you're here?" a nervous Jasper asks him before he looks over his shoulder to ensure no one can see them together. He still can't believe that he is in this mess because Donovan knew about his affair with Lukas; he also realizes that he has to watch what he says to Lukas because he can't tip him off that Donovan is forcing his hand.

"No," Lukas admits to him. "I thought it would be better if he didn't know. But Donovan and I did talk; he told me everything."

"He did?" Jasper's eyes light up with excitement. "What did he say?"

"He told me that the reason you quit is because you sexually assaulted him," Lukas reveals to him in a whisper. "He claims he has video evidence. Please tell me, Jasper, that this isn't true?"

"Of course it's not true!" Jasper protests. "That's not who I am, not at all."

"I didn't think so," Lukas admits to him. "But that doesn't explain why Donovan would make this accusation up. What does he have to gain by all this?"

Jasper shrugs back to him. "I can't answer that for you," he says before he takes a sip of his scotch. "You will have to talk to Donovan, Lukas. But I will tell you this, I have to plead guilty. I didn't do this, but I will plead guilty. I have no other choice."

Lukas arches his eyebrow in confusion. "That doesn't make any sense, Jasper?! Why would you plead guilty if you're innocent?"

"I said too much," Jasper says as he scoots out of the booth. "I have to go, Lukas. I don't think it's a good idea that we talk about this, okay? See ya."

"Wait, Jasper!" Lukas calls out but his former nanny doesn't stop. Lukas sighs heavily and takes a sip of his scotch as his mind races about what is going on between Jasper and Donovan because something isn't adding up. "What the hell is going on, Donovan? What have you done now?"

The Lawson Estate; Greg & Cheresa's Home

"Thanks for the glass of wine, it's been a hell of a long day," Kim tells Greg as he passes her a glass of red wine before he sits next to her on the sofa in the lavish living room of his mansion. Kim recalls how earlier in the day, Natasha advised her that if the lawsuit at Roboto goes to trial, Robertson Enterprises' lawyer would likely call her to the stand and she would have to relive her miscarriage in front of the judge. Considering how painful that was for her, it is the very last thing that she wants to do.

"You mentioned that Natasha said you would likely have to testify at the lawsuit trial?" Greg asks her before he takes a sip of his wine. "Is the idea of that causing you stress?"

"You have no idea," Kim replies to him quickly. "Our lawyer seems to believe that if I blame Robbie for the miscarriage, then Robertson's lawyer could pin the entire kidnapping on Robbie, which would be the worst possible case for Roboto's defense."

"Well, I think you know where I stand on this," Greg nods back to her. "I do think Robbie is responsible for my daughter's kidnapping. He's the one who hired that monster, Tara, to scare her in the first place."

"I know," Kim tells him. "I do believe that Robbie never meant for Cheresa to be kidnapped, but it happened. And, I don't want Bob's company to suffer as a result of this, but I can't lie about how I feel."

"How'd you leave things with Natasha?"

"I was honest with her," Kim admits to her friend. "I told her that I still blame Robbie for my miscarriage and probably always will."

"Wow, she must have been furious with you," Greg says with a slight chuckle.

"Actually, she hugged me," Kim reveals to him as Greg looks back at her in surprise. "I know, I was surprised too. But I think she saw how upset this has been for me. Underneath that exterior, Natasha does have a heart. I just hope I haven't made things worse for the lawsuit."

"Don't worry about the lawsuit or the company," Greg tells her. "You have to focus on yourself; you're the only thing that matters."

"Thanks for saying that," Kim smiles back to him.

"I mean it Kim," Greg replies to her. "Everything else will fall into place; you have to take care of yourself, no one else."

The Calimo Mansion

"Damnit," Robbie sighs to Natasha as he pours himself a brandy from the bar in the living room of the family mansion that he lives in with his sister. Natasha just finished telling her brother about Dale's worry that Tyler's lawyer will call Kim to the witness stand and she would reveal that she still blames Robbie for the miscarriage; if that happens, Tyler's lawyer could pin Cheresa's entire kidnapping on Robbie and Roboto, which would hurt their chances of winning the lawsuit. "I can't believe that Dale thinks Kim would be called to the stand!"

"I know," Natasha replies to him. "I asked Dale to think of anything else that we could do to fight this lawsuit, but I have to admit to you Robbie, it's not looking good. I don't know what we can do."

"Kim can't take the stand," Robbie turns and faces his sister. "She still blames me for the miscarriage, I know she does."

"I asked her the same thing earlier today," Natasha reveals to him. "And she told me the same thing. So, I agree with you; Kim can't take the stand. It would be the final nail in our coffin."

"Then there's only one other thing that we can do," Robbie says as they lock eyes with each other.

"What? You have an idea on how to solve this? What is it, Robbie?" Natasha eagerly asks him.

"I have to quit working at Roboto," he replies to her quickly. "I have to leave my job."

"What? What would that solve?" Natasha asks him. "Roboto is your family company! This is your legacy too!"

"If I'm not working there, they can't go after the company," Robbie tells her. "They'd have to come after me personally, not professionally."

"I don't like this," Natasha admits to him. "But we can discuss with Dale in the morning and see what he says."

"Let's do that," Robbie nods back to her. "I just don't think I have any other choices here. I have to leave Roboto, forever."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

The door to Shane's office at the hospital slowly opens and a figure appears at the door. Once the person realizes that no one is in the office, they fully enter the room and close the door behind them.

The person, who is dressed in all black, pulls out a small flashlight from their pockets and turns it on. They race to the desk and start looking over the files that Shane left out.

They stop and look at the name of the file with the flashlight that reads, "Carter Nova".

They open the file and pull out their IPhone and take pictures of all the pages in the file while the flash light is on each page. Once they are done, they scurry out of the office.

They move to the elevators and are able to get into one without anyone seeing them. Once the elevator is moving, the person slowly takes off the black ski mask, revealing Cassie's face with a sly grin on her mouth.

The Pink Flamingo at the River Rock Casino

"I know you want us to be family Shane," Robin looks back at her husband, who just asked her, again, if she could be a family with him, Dominique and their unborn child. She hasn't been able to think about much else other than his request but she has to be honest with him.

"I do want that," Shane nods back to her. "I think it could be good for all of us."

"There's just one problem," Robin admits to him as they lock eyes.

"What's that?"

"I don't love you," she reveals to him as Shane feels his heart break inside his chest. "I care about you and we've had some good times together, but if I am honest, I have never loved you. I don't think I could spend the rest of my life with a man that I'm not in love with."

Shane gulps heavily. "I am so sorry," she whispers back to him. "I don't want to hurt you…"

"It's fine," Shane forces a smile on his face through the hurt that he is feeling. "I just thought because Adam was out of the picture…"

"I know what you thought, but it wouldn't be fair to you or to me," Robin explains to him. "I will never stop you from seeing Dominique, or this little baby, but Shane, you and I, we don't have a future together. And we never will."

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- Someone finds Eva's note that she wrote
- Andy worries about Melissa
- Lukas continues to speculate

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