Episode 644 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: November 23, 2020

 

Episode Theme song: "SOS" Cher

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Lukas & Donovan arrived at the ski resort in preparation for the Robertson Enterprises launch and their wedding. Craig was also there and witnessed them kiss, unable to forget his recent lip lock with Lukas
- Daisy continued to suspect that Vinny was up to something
- Paige overheard Max and Abby talking about their plan to break up Andrew & Paige months ago
- Andy and Nicholas made love
- Chris vowed to get back at Brooke and Greg for buying Cheresa from the black market years ago

Caldwell's Mountain Ski Resort

The main dining room of the resort has been transformed into the venue for Lukas and Donovan's wedding, which will follow with the official launch of Robertson Enterprises winter/ski line. Guests are slowly starting to enter the ballroom, which is elaborately decorated in black and gold balloons and waiters walk around with champagne for everyone to enjoy. The long aisle that the men will soon walk down will then be transformed into the catwalk for the Robertson models for the fashion show.

Daisy picks up a glass of champagne as she looks around the ballroom wondering when Tyler will appear as he is her date for the wedding and of course, the launch following the ceremony. While she takes a sip of her champagne she can't help but wonder about Vinny and Brett; she still thinks something is going on with the brothers as Brett is now missing after he was working for a local designer in Los Angeles. The fact that Vinny is also suddenly designing makes Daisy wonder what could be going on; the fact that they were both designing is too much of a coincidence, in Daisy's mind.

As looks over towards the exit, she squints at the sight that she is seeing. Vinny is looking over his shoulder before he opens the door to go into the basement. Daisy shakes her head in confusion. "What the hell are you up to Vinny?"

***

"Are you nervous about the launch?" Tyler asks his father as they slowly walk into the ballroom together and immediately grab a couple glasses of champagne. Tyler realizes that all the hard work that the entire team has been putting into the launch is about to come to a head as everyone will soon see their creations.

Dominick takes a drink of his champagne. "I would say excited is the better word," he tells his son. "I just hope everything goes off without a hitch."

"I can't imagine that anything will go wrong," Tyler replies to him quickly. "We have literally thought of everything."

"Yes, we have," Dominick smiles back to him. "I see Daisy over there, are you about to join your lady friend?"

"Yea," Tyler nods back to him. "And during the wedding reception, after the launch, I have a surprise for her."

Dominick arches his eyebrow back to him. "Can I be in on this surprise?"

"I'm going to ask her to marry me Dad," Tyler beams back to him, as he reveals that he has a Rockwell original diamond ring in his pocket. "I want Daisy to be my wife."

"Congratulations," Dominick pulls him into a hug. "This is exactly the kind of news I needed to hear today."

"Thanks Dad, wish me luck!"

***

Upstairs in Donovan's suite, Eva and Victoria finish helping him tie his bowtie before he looks at himself in the mirror and he fixes minor details with his tuxedo. He almost can't believe that in a few hours he will be marrying Lukas. After everything they have been through to get to this point, he can't believe that he is about to marry the man he loves.

"You look so very handsome," Eva tells Donovan as she gets tears in her eyes. "I can't believe this day is finally here."

"I told you she was going to cry," Victoria giggles over to her brother, commenting on her mother's tears.

"I'll take the tears of joy," Donovan turns around and pulls his mother into a hug. "Thank you both so much for being here with me."

"We wouldn't be anywhere else," Eva tells his son. "I just wish Natasha had been able to get away."

"It's fine," Donovan replies to her. "You two are the ones that matter most."

"Are you nervous at all?" Victoria asks her brother next.

"No, I'm just excited. I've wanted this day to happen for so long. I just hope nothing goes wrong."

"Nothing will go wrong," Eva tells her son. "You and Lukas deserve today. Nothing will go wrong, believe me."

***

Back in the ballroom, Paige grabs a glass of champagne and takes a sip of it as she sees Max walking towards her. As she watches her boyfriend come towards her, she can't help but think about overhearing him and Abby have a conversation at the coffeehouse recently when Abby was telling him that she may finally get to have her chance with Andrew since Max is having his with Paige. Paige has no idea what they were talking about but the conversation has left her feeling incredibly uneasy. She just hopes that it was nothing, but she knows that she has to get some answers.

"You look beautiful," Max smiles as he comes up to her and kisses her on the cheek.

"Thank you," she replies to him. "It's nice that you can kiss my cheek and know that my Mom won't freak out."

"Is she here? I haven't seen her or your Dad."

"My Dad is still in Twin Peaks, he will miss the launch but I'm not sure why, exactly," Paige admits to him. "But yea, my Mom is here somewhere."

"Well, it is nice that we can be open with one another," Max nods back to her. "No more secrets, remember?"

Paige uneasily smiles back to him. "I'm hoping that's true, Max."

"What do you mean?"

"I was at the coffeehouse the other day," she admits to him as their eyes lock together. "I overheard you and Abby talking about her having a chance with Andrew since you are having a chance with me. What does that mean? What were you guys talking about?"

Max gulps as he feels the blood drain from his face knowing that he and Abby worked together to break up Paige and Andrew all those months ago. He knows that if Paige knew the truth, she'd like be livid with him.

"She has always had a crush on Andrew," Max replies to her quickly. "She was just hoping that now that enough time had passed since you're break up and he would be interested in dating her."

Paige arches her eyebrow back to him. "I guess that makes sense," Paige tells him. "But it really, it would be up to Andrew. Just because you and I are dating doesn't mean Andrew wants to be with her."

"I kinda told her the same thing," Max uneasily nods back to her. "But you know Abby, once something gets in her head, it's impossible to change her mind."

"Yea, I guess you're right," Paige tells him as she grabs his hand. "Come on, let's get a seat?"

"Sure," Max breathes a sigh of relief, grateful that his girlfriend bought his story. He knows that he can never tell Paige the truth or their relationship would be over; and he has worked too hard to get Paige for the relationship to implode now.

***

"I'm so glad you're here with me," Andy smiles over to Nicholas as they are officially making their first outing as a new couple. Andy almost can't believe that they are here together as he was just telling Craig that he was going to give up on his feelings for Nicholas and try to move on; the same day, Nicholas invited him over and they made love after Nicholas admitted he had been unfair to Andy since the gala at St. Joseph's.

"Me too," Nicholas squeezes his hand as he holds it. "I'm glad that you didn't give up on me. I was worried I was too late."

"I love you Nicholas," Andy replies to him quickly. "I'll never give up on you."

"You have no idea how much that means to me," Nicholas tells him back.

"What the hell is going on here?" a voice calls out from behind Andy.

Andy and Nicholas look back and are shocked to see Melissa standing behind them.

"Mom, what are you doing here?" Nicholas asks her as he moves up and hugs her.

"Dominick invited me to the launch," she replies to him. "Your father will be downstairs shortly."

"It's nice to see you," Nicholas says back to her uneasily. He quickly recalls how the very last thing that she said to him before she and Phil went back to Boston was that she didn't want him seeing Andy.

"What is going on here?" she points her finger at Nicholas and Andy. "Tell me you're not seeing this man! He ruined your career!"

"Mom, please, now is not the time," Nicholas pleads with her.

"We are seeing one another," Andy defends their relationship. "It took us a long time to get to this point, but we are happy Melissa. You should be happy for us, for Nicholas."

"Ha," Melissa cracks back to him. "I was just telling your father that you should be return to Boston with us when we leave here. And now, I know that I'm right. You're coming home with us Nicholas, and that's not up for debate."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"The good news is that Cheresa is seemingly starting to send more oxygen to her brain," Shane tells Brooke, Greg, Trenyce and Chris as they all stand outside of Cheresa's hospital room. Shane just finished running some more tests on the young woman and was pleased with the results; in his mind, it is nothing short of a miracle since just a few days earlier, Cheresa flat-lined and almost died.

"Is that because the ventilator working or is she doing this on her own?" Trenyce asks the doctor, hoping that Cheresa is starting to do this naturally as that would mean she could be taking a turn for the better.

"A little of both," Shane replies to her. "The more she does it on her own, however, the better off she will be. I have to tell you all that this is a very good sign. You should all start to have hope that Cheresa could actually pull through."

"Thank God," Brooke hugs Greg, which catches him off guard as they have been at odds since the truth about her affair with Robbie was revealed. "Our daughter will make a full recovery."

"Let's just go one step at a time," Shane tells them. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have other patients to get too."

"This is good news, for all of us," Greg looks at Chris and Trenyce. "I really want to thank you guys for, at least, trying to get along with us while Cheresa is in the hospital."

"I don't think you'll be so happy when you hear what I've done," Chris admits to them as they hear some high heels walking down the hallway of the hospital.

"What have you done?" Brooke asks him back in surprise as Trenyce and Greg look on in wonder.

"Hello everyone," Simona Lopez announce as she approaches the foursome. "I'm not interrupting am I?"

"Not at all," Chris extends his hand to shake hers. "Thank you for coming."

"You contacted detective Lopez? Why would you do that?" Greg asks him quickly.

"Because, Mr. Lawson," Simona replies to him. "Buying a baby from the black market is illegal. Now, it is my understanding that Mrs. Lawson was the one who did the purchase, is that correct?"

Brooke uneasily nods back to her. "Yes, that's right. It was many, many years ago."

"Brooke Lawson, you're under arrest for fraud," Simona announces to her as Brooke gasps out loud and Greg looks back at Chris and fumes, who gleefully smiles over to Trenyce. "Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…"

Caldwell's Mountain Ski Resort

"You showed up," a surprised Brad asks Meggan before he takes a sip of his champagne. He is surprised that Meggan is at the launch since the truth about Logan just came out; he would have assumed that she should have enough going on with Jeff that she wouldn't have had made it.

"Of course I showed up," Meggan rolls her eyes at her ex. "Lukas is my brother; he is getting married today."

"Right," Brad nods back to her. "I'm only here for Robertson since I am corporate security, so I forgot about the wedding."

"Typical that you only think of yourself," she snaps at him. "I can't believe that you told Jeff the truth about Logan so quickly after I told Chris and Trenyce about Cheresa. You didn't waste any time, did you?"

Brad looks back at her in confusion. "Wait, I didn't tell Jeff anything. I was too focused on Cheresa and bracing my parents for the bomb that you dropped."

Meggan looks back at him in surprise. "You mean, you didn't tell Jeff? Then who the hell did?"

"I wish I knew," Brad takes another sip of his champagne. "But, it wasn't me."

***

A short time later, the guests are all seated in the ballroom as Meggan and Victoria stand near the front of room together. Soon, the crowd hushes down as the wedding march starts to play and Donovan emerges from the back of the ballroom. He looks out in the crowd and sees many friends and family before he starts to walk to the front of the room.

Eva grabs Dominick's hand as she watches her son in pride walk towards the altar. Dominick pats her back seeing how happy she is.

After Donovan arrives at the altar, he hugs Victoria and kisses Meggan's cheek. Then, Lukas appears and walks towards Donovan. Craig looks on and can't help but remember the kiss that they shared recently. He knows that he has to forget that now as Lukas is about to marry Donovan; Lukas will officially be off the market forever.

Lukas arrives at the altar and hugs Meggan and grabs Donovan's hands. They look into each other's eyes for a moment before the minister appears.

"Dearly beloved," he begins to say to the crowd. "We are gathered here today for the coming together of these two men joining themselves in holy matrimony. Marriage is not something to enter into lightly and both of these men have agreed to dedicate their lives to one another. Before we begin, is there anyone here that knows just cause for these two not to be married? Speak now or forever hold your peace."

Lukas looks out into the crowd and sees Craig. Their eyes lock as they both think about their kiss. Lukas looks back at Donovan and smiles at his fiancé.

"Very well. Donovan, please state your vows," the minster tells Donovan.

Donovan takes a deep breath as he feels his eyes swell with water. "Growing up, I never really imagined that this day would ever come, you know? I grew up in a generation where being gay wasn't always acceptable or even tolerated. Thankfully, I met you, Lukas, and we travelled Europe together for many, many years. You changed my life and you taught me that it was okay to be myself and to be proud of who I am. Because of you, I am the man that I am today. And because of you, I have found the partner that I want to spend the rest of my life with. You keep me on my toes, you keep me honest, and you drive me crazy sometimes. But I love you so very much and I can't wait to go on this journey with you."

Lukas squeezes Donovan's hand as they look at one another and Eva wipes a tear from her eye.

"And now Lukas, your vows."

"I don't know how I will top that," Lukas chuckles back to him. "I've always been a bit of a wild child," Lukas begins to say. "I'm stubborn and I don't like when I don't get my way. But something happened when I met you Donovan. I've become more patient. I've learned to care for others. And, I've learned not to always put myself first. That's how I knew I really loved you; when I was putting your needs in front of my own. I don't know what I've done to get so lucky as to have you in my life, but I promise you I will never take you for granted and I will always love you with all of my heart."

"Donovan, please repeat after me," the minister says as Craig uneasily shifts in his seat. "I Donovan, take thee Lukas to be my wedded husband."

"I Donovan," he begins to repeat. "I take thee Lukas to be my wedded husband."

"To have and to hold in sickness and in healthy, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live."

"To have and to hold in sickness and in healthy, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live," Donovan's eyes twinkle back to Lukas.

"And now Lukas, please repeat after me," the minister says to him. "I Lukas, take thee Donovan to be my wedded husband."

"I Lukas," he says. "I take thee Donovan to be my wedded husband."

"To have and to hold in sickness and in healthy, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live."

"To have and to hold in sickness and in healthy, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live," Lukas beams back to Donovan.

"By the power invested in me," the minister begins to announce. "I know pronounce you husband and husband! You may kiss one another!"

Donovan and Lukas smile back to one another as they kiss each other on the lips and the guests start to cheer for the newlyweds.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Brooke calls for help
- The Robertson Launch occurs
- Andy doesn't want Nicholas to leave

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