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Written by: Dallas Walsh
 

Episode Theme song: "Stay With Me" Sam Smith

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Barbara shot & killed Jonah after he tried to convince Dawn that they should be together. Dawn was horrified when Barbara was arrested
- Leah told Jeff that she knew that she had to make a choice between him and Robbie. Jeff, meanwhile, realized that he couldn't lead Meggan on after they had sex
- Meggan visited Brett in jail and asked him for information on the baby switch
- Bob and Kim realized that if they brainwash Felicia, she would take the blame for the fire at the boutique

Scene One - Twin Peaks Police Department

"I'm so sorry that this happened to you," Adam holds Dawn as they stand in the police station, while Helen waits for until Barbara has been booked, so she can see her mother. Adam recalls getting a phone call from Dawn informing him that Barbara had been arrested after shooting and killing Jonah, the man who raped her at the summer camp. Adam can't believe that this is happening to his family; it seems like there is one tragic event after another.

Dawn exits the embrace from her father, still shaking a little. She is still having a hard time with everything that has happened in the last couple of hours. Under the advice from Victoria, she decided to make amends with her family, so she went to her childhood home only to find Barbara holding Jonah at gun point. After she convinced her Grandmother to put the gun down, Jonah started going off on a tangent that he and Dawn should be together; Barbara then shot Jonah after he tried to grab Dawn. Dawn's head has been spinning since because everything seems like it has been in slow motion. But the fact remains: Jonah is dead and Barbara killed him.

"Are you sure you're going to be okay? You've been through quite an ordeal," Adam asks his daughter, noticing that she is looking pale and still a little shaky.

Dawn looks back at him with tears in her eyes. "I don't know," she admits to him. "Everything has happened so fast. I feel like I can't breathe."

"Why don't you come and sit down?" Adam asks her as he moves her over to some chairs in the police station. "Can I get you anything? Some water, maybe?"

Dawn shakes her head no. "What's going to happen to Grandma?"

"I don't know," Adam admits to her. "She will probably spend the night in jail but ewe should be able to get her out on bail soon. I guess it depends what they charge her with."

Adam watches as Dawn kneels over in the chair suddenly. "What is it Dawn? Are you going to be sick?"

"I just don't feel so great," she replies to him. "Would you mind telling Mom and Grandma that I went to Shelley's? I think I need to get some air and get away from this. I need to process everything."

"Of course," Adam hugs her as she slowly stands up. "We will call you when we know more, okay? In the meantime, get some rest. And know, the nightmare is over."

Dawn lets a tear fall from her eye. "I hope so," she whispers back to him. "I really hope so."

***

"Can you tell me when I'll get to see my Mother?" Helen asks Simona Lopez, wondering how long it will take to book Barbara for the shooting.

"It shouldn't be much longer," Simona replies to her. "But, I will have to question her before you can see her."

"Where is Robbie?" Helen asks her back. "I thought he arrested Barbara?"

"He did," Simona tells her. "But, I am the senior officer on duty, and Robbie's shift ended."

"You have to know that this was self-defense, Detective," Helen suddenly tells her, as Simona looks back at her in surprise. "That young man, he raped my daughter! Barbara was just protecting my daughter, and possibly herself."

"That remains to be seen," Simona quickly replies to her. "Until I hear from Barbara, all I know is that an unarmed, young man is dead and I will treat this as a murder until I have reason to think otherwise."

Scene Two - The Pampa Grill

"A double scotch? You must have had a rough day," Leah notes to Robbie as she comes up to the bar where she has spotted her ex-husband sitting alone. Leah is actually happy that she is seeing Robbie because she has realized that she has to make up her mind over which man she wants to spend her future with. While she was in Santa Barbara, the only thing that kept her going was her belief that Robbie was waiting for her; now that her memory has fully returned, and she has been trying to make her marriage to Jeff as per the court order, she can't deny that her feelings for her husband have been slowly returning. Now, she realizes that she can't have both men in her life: she has to decide between them once and for all.

"You have no idea," Robbie replies to her as he looks over at her. "I was first on the scene of a murder of a young man."

"Oh gosh," Leah gasps as she sits next to him. "I don't know how you do that day in and day out."

"It just ends up putting things into perspective, you know? It makes you realize what is important and what is not."

Leah nods back to him. "I get that," she tells him before he takes a drink of his scotch. "I am actually glad that I ran into you."

"Oh yea? What's going on?"

"You know that Jeff and I couldn't get a divorce until we had tried to make our marriage work for six months?" she reminds him of the situation, as he nods back to her. "Well, the time Jeff and I have been spending together…"

Robbie chuckles to himself as he listens to her. "Let me guess?" he interrupts her. "You realize that you still have feelings for him?"

"I'm sorry," she whispers back to him. "I don't know what is wrong with me."

"There's nothing wrong with you," he replies to her. "I knew that eventually you'd remember how you'd felt about Jeff. After all, you married him in Lake Tahoe."

"Well, I told him that I have some soul-searching to do to find out who I really want to be with. I know that I can't keep going back and forth between you two."

"I appreciate you telling me that," he uneasily smiles at her. "I hope you make the best decision for you, once and for all."

Leah nods back to him. "That's exactly what I intend to do."

***

"Thanks for meeting me here today instead of at my office," Meggan tells Chris and Trenyce as they sit at a table in the middle of the busy restaurant. Meggan kews that she had to tell them about her visit to the prison to see Brett, to see if he had any information about the baby switch because he could be a way to solve the riddle of where their biological child is.

"No worries," Chris replies to her before he looks over at Trenyce, who he knows is still livid with him for catching him and Helen in a compromising situation. He just wishes that he could remember how it got to that point, but he knows that Trenyce doesn't really care about that.

Trenyce doesn't even acknowledge Chris. She keeps looking at Meggan. "I am guessing this has something to do with your visit to see Brett?"

Meggan nods back to her. "It does," she says. "I did see him but he said he didn't know anything about the baby switch."

"Did you believe him?" Chris asks her. "Because, I know that Vinny and Trenyce visited him after the truth about the baby switch first came out."

"I'm not sure," Meggan admits to them. "I told him that I would be back in a couple of weeks to see if he could remember anything. I'd like to think I convinced him to see if he could remember anything at all."

"I'm not sure if he will," Trenyce replies to Meggan. "I did see him after I learned the truth and he told me then that he didn't know anything."

"I'm not going to give up until I know for sure that he doesn't remember anything," Meggan informs them. "I want to be sure, because this is our last really solid lead on the case. I'm not sure where we will go after this."

"Thanks for trying so hard," Chris uneasily says back to her, knowing that he is feeling low because they may not find their child. After everything he and Trenyce have been through, he thought that they would find their child.

"Sure," Meggan nods back to him. "I'll keep you two posted when I see him again, okay? Try to stay positive."

"Thanks Meggan," Trenyce forces a smile on her face, as Meggan scurries away from the table.

"Better than nothing, huh?" Chris asks her, trying to make light conversation with Trenyce.

She stands up from the table and glares back at him. "Don't talk to me," she snaps at him. "I haven't forgotten what you did to me; I'm here today because together we were looking for our child, but going forward, anything between us is non-existant, understand?"

He is about to reply, but she rushes off from the table. Chris runs his hand over his face in frustration. "Damn it," he says to himself. "I have to remember that night. It's the only way to get through to Trenyce."

***

"I was surprised to hear from you," Tyler admits to Kim as they sit across from one another at one of the tables near the back of the restaurant. Tyler had received a text message from Kim asking him to meet her for a drink, which he hadn't been expecting since they hadn't seen much of one another since Blake's death. Still, it's nice to see her because she is one of the only people who understands what he is going through right now.

Kim takes a sip of her red wine before she looks back at him. "I hadn't seen you in a while," she reveals to him. "After the hell we went through during the ice storm, I don't know, I felt like I had to check up on you. How are you holding up?"

Tyler gulps as he thinks about his budding relationship with Daisy, as they have shared a couple of stolen kisses and almost made love, but she pushed him away because of her marriage to Vinny. He knows that he is leaning on her during this grief period because she is grieving Jemma, so they are drawn to one another.

"I don't know when it will start to get easier," he admits to her. "Between the holiday season coming up and my Mom being in the hospital, it just seems like everything is falling apart again."

"I heard about the fire at the boutique," Kim tells him. "I had no idea that Felicia was in the building during the fire."

Tyler nods back to her. "They suspect that she might have been the one to start the fire because, as it turns out, she was off her medication at the time."

Kim looks back at him in surprise, but is secretly pleased because she knows that if Felicia was off her medication, then it will help her cause to make it seem like Felicia is responsible for starting the fire.

"I am sorry that memories of the hospital are being brought up for you while your Mom is there," Kim reaches over and grabs his hand. "If I can help you with anything, you know I will."

"Thanks, I really appreciate that Kim. How are you holding up?"

Kim shrugs. "I'm like you, I don't know when the pain will go away, or if it ever will," she replies to him quickly. "But, if I am honest with you, I wasn't upset to hear about the fire at the boutique. It's a sweet karma considering Dominick's role in the accident."

"I told him the same thing," Tyler admits to her. "And, I quit working at Robertson Enterprises. I told my father that I couldn't be a part of his company anymore."

"You're full of surprises tonight," Kim looks back at him before she takes another mouthful of wine. "Look, if you ever want a job, you could work at Roboto."

Tyler bursts out laughing but then looks back at Kim, who is serious. "You're not kidding? Bob would have a field day!"

"Leave Bob to me," Kim purses her lips together. "We are in a very good place, maybe the best we've ever been in. You're a smart guy, you'd be a huge asset to the team. Don't give me an answer right now, just think about it, okay?"

"I will Kim," Tyler nods back to her, intrigued by her offer. "I definitely will."

Scene Three - Roboto; Bob's Office

"I hope I'm not interrupting," Andy announces as he moves into Bob's office, seeing the CEO sitting at his desk. "But, this couldn't wait."

Bob looks up and sees Kim's brother standing in front of his large desk, with his arms crossed over his chest. "Well, you certainly look like you mean business. What can I do for you, Andy?"

"You can tell me what is going on between you and Kim," Andy quickly replies to him. "She told me that you two were back together, is that true?"

Bob stands up and moves over to his bar to pour himself a brandy. "Kim and I have grown closer since she agreed to stay on at the mansion, yes, " Bob takes a sip of his drink. "I thought you would be happy for her, this is a good thing for her as it will help her rebuild her life again. After everything she's been through this year, I thought you'd want that for her."

"You have to forgive me if I am not jumping up and down at the news," Andy replies to him. "Your relationship with my sister has been rocky to stay the least and I don't want to see her hurt again. As you pointed out, she's been through more than enough this past year."

"Well, you're in luck Andy," Bob smiles back to him. "Because, I have no plans on hurting Kimberly. I happen to love her and just want to protect her. You can trust me Andy, Kim and I, we are going to make it work this time."

Andy uneasily nods back to him. "I'm holding you to that," Andy tells Bob. "Because if you hurt her, so help me God, you will answer to me."

Scene Four - MW Investigations

Meggan slowly opens the front door to the building of her PI firm and moves inside as she is feeling a little faint. She hopes that she is not coming down with something, because she knows that there is a nasty cold going around right now. She is however, looking forward to the day being over. Giving Trenyce and Chris the upsetting information that they are running out of options was not exactly easy.

She starts to walk towards her office when she realizes that the light is on inside; she is positive that she shut off her office light before she went to the Pampa Grill. She slowly moves to the door, wondering if someone is inside the office. As she gets closer to the door, she can see someone is sitting in her chair.

"Who is there?" she asks as she opens the door to her office.

The chair slowly spins around to reveal an attractive, muscular, blonde haired, blue eyed man who has a smile on his face. "Meggan Richardson, you have done quite well for yourself, if I may say so!"

"Brad Lawson?" Meggan smiles back to him, surprised to see him in her office. Meggan and Brad went to university together and they had a psychology class together. At the time, Brad had a huge crush on Meggan but she was already involved with Vinny, so they never got to go out on a date, not that Brad didn't persist. Later, they lost touch because Meggan moved to Twin Peaks, so she can't believe that he is sitting in her office right now. "What are you doing here?"

Brad stands up and moves up to her, giving her a hug when he reaches her. "I was in town and thought I'd look you up," he reveals to her. "My parents are living here and I am visiting. This place of yours, it looks like you're doing well for yourself."

"Thanks," Meggan replies as they exit their embrace. "I'm just surprised to see you. It's been so long."

"You haven't' changed at all," Brad observes to her. "You're still as beautiful as ever."

"Oh stop," Meggan blushes. "You're still the same flirt that you always were."

"I can't help myself with a beautiful woman," he licks his lips back to her.

"How long will you be in town? Do we have time to catch up? I'd love to take you to dinner."

"I'd love that," Brad nods back to her. "Name the time and place, and I'll be there."

"Deal," Meggan smiles back to him, happy to see an old friend in her office.

Scene Five - Twin peaks General Hospital

"Hey, I'm glad I caught you before the end of your shift," Robbie announces to Victoria as he stands in the doorway of her office, seeing that she is still working on some paper work that sits on her desk. After he finished his drink at the Pampa Grill, he thought he would come and see Victoria to tell her that Leah is making her decision between the two men. Robbie knows that Victoria has maintained that they are over, but the fact that Leah is so close to making a decision, might change Victoria's mind, especially because Robbie is certain that Leah will stay with Jeff.

Victoria looks up and sees the man that she was once head over heels in love with. Part of her hopes that he's not back to try to convince them to be together again because she knows the last thing she wants is to have her relationship with him back. She needs to move on from him and the circles they were going through and he needs to understand that.

"Do you have a moment to talk?" he asks her as he moves into her office. "I've missed you. How have you been?"

Victoria shrugs back to him. "Work has been keeping me busy," she admits to him. "It has been a good distraction from everything else. How are you?"

"I'm alright," he tells her. "I miss you, I really do, but I get that you want and need space. I don't want to crowd you in anyway."

"Good," Victoria nods back to him. "Because, there is nothing you can say or do that will make me change my mind about us."

"I actually just came from seeing Leah," he reveals to her. "She told me that she realizes that she has to make a decision about who she wants to be with, Jeff or me. Spending time with Jeff has made her realize that she does have feelings for Jeff."

"I'm not sure I understand why you are telling me this."

"It's just what I told you before, I believe Leah will choose Jeff. If she does that, we can together Vic. We could finally have our future together."

Victoria sighs heavily back to him. "And, if I say yes to right now and Leah comes back and decides that she wants to be with you, what happens? You'll leave me to be with the precious Leah? No, Robbie, I told you, I don't want to be part of this anymore. I can't do this anymore. I won't be any man's second choice."

Robbie feels his heart sink in his chest as he slowly nods back to her. "I understand," he whispers back to her. "I am sorry that I've hurt you, Victoria. It is really the last thing I ever wanted to do."

She watches as he slowly walks out of her office and once the door is closed, Victoria covers her mouth as tries not to have another cry over Robbie. She knows that he isn't worth it, she has to stay stronger than that.

Scene Six - The Pampa Grill

"Another nacho night?" Paige asks Leah as she arrives at the table where her Mother is sitting. Paige quickly sits across from Leah, who looks deep in thought with a glass of white wine in front of her.

"I don't think my waist line could handle that," Leah smiles over at her daughter. "Sit with me though?"

"Sure," Paige nods back to her. "How is Grandma Felicia?"

"Well, she is awake," Leah replies to her quickly. "That is the good news. Dominick told me that she is having some memory lapses about the night of the fire, however."

"That would make sense," Paige tells her. "She has that head injury; maybe after a few days, her memory will come back. Do the police still suspect she started the fire?"

"It seems that way," Leah uneasily says back to her. "I'm hoping that you're right and that after a couple of days of rest, Felicia's memory will come back and clears up this mess."

"You looked pretty deep in thought when I got here," Paige replies to her. "Are you just worried about Grandma or is something else going on with you?"

Leah sighs before she looks back at her daughter. "You're very observant," Leah tells her. "But, yes, there is something else on my mind."

"Can I help with anything?"

"I don't think anyone can help me," Leah admits to her. "You see, I think I am in love with both Robbie and Jeff," Leah continues to tell her. "So, that means that I have to make a decision about who I want to be with."

"I always knew that you cared for both of them," Paige replies to her. "How are you going to decide?"

"That's just it," Leah tells her. "I have no idea how I am going to make this decision that will change our lives forever. I just have no idea."

Scene Seven - MW Investigations

Meggan finishes wrapping up some of the work on her desk but is unable to erase the smile from her face. She can't believe that her old friend, Brad Lawson, is in town and visiting. While she knows that he used to have a crush on her, she does want to go out for dinner with him to catch up. Who knows, she thinks to herself, having a little fun isn't the worst idea either, since she hasn't heard from Jeff since they made love a few weeks earlier; maybe it is time she accept that he is with Leah for good. She slowly stands up but is forced to put her hands on her desk as she feels faint.

"What is wrong with me?" she asks herself in a whisper.

"You're still here," a voice calls out at her doorway, causing Meggan to look up. She sees Jeff standing in her office. "I'm glad I caught you, I think we have to talk."

As he moves inside the office, he can't help but think about the last time he was there: he and Meggan had intense sex on her desk after they admitted that they missed one another. Since then, however, he has realized that he was a mistake, he shouldn't have been with her. Not while he has been trying to make his marriage to Leah work.

"I was just on my way out, " Meggan admits to him. "It has been a long day."

"I won't stay long," he replies to her quickly. "We should talk about what happened, don't you think?"

"We had sex," Meggan looks back at him before she looks away. "I haven't heard a peep out of you since then, so I am assuming you ran back to your perfect life with your perfect wife and thought it was a mistake."

"My life isn't perfect," he tells her. "And, I don't want to hurt you."

"But, what I said was true, isn't it? You think making love was a mistake because you are in love with Leah?" she bites her lower lip to try to prevent herself from crying.

"Can you look at me?" he asks her, standing behind her. She slowly turns to face him as a tar falls down her cheek. "I never meant to hurt you. You have to believe me."

"I don't know what to believe anymore," she admits to him as she wipes her eye dry. "Just go, Jeff. Go be with Leah. I know that's what you want."

Jeff uneasily looks back at her. "I will always cherish our time together," he replies to her. "And, for what's it's worth, I did love you."

Meggan covers her mouth as another tear falls down her cheek, unable to believe she was so stupid as to fall back in bed with him while he was trying to make his marriage work. She waits until he closes her office door before she looks down at her ring and removes her engagement ring. She throws it against the wall in frustration as tears fall down her cheeks. "Damn you," she cries to herself. "Damn you straight to hell."

Scene Eight - The Towers; Floor Three; Shelley's Condo

"And, that's when I came here," Dawn relays everything to Shelley, who is sitting in shock having heard all the events that transpired at the Black house this evening. Dawn is packing back and forth, trying to figure out what she should do next, even though she is still not feeling the best.

"I can't believe your Grandma killed Jonah," Shelley admits to her. "Do you know how long she will be at the police station?"

"I have no idea," Dawn tells her. "But, I'm worried about her. I think she's in shock by what happened."

"You need to have a seat and try to calm down, you're looking pale," Shelley informs her as she looks at Dawn. "When was the last time you had something to eat?"

"I don't know," Dawn waves her hand in the air. "I can't think about that right now! This is all my fault, I have to figure out how to help my Grandma!"

"It's not your fault," Shelley replies to her quickly. "And, you have to take care of yourself or you won't be any good to anyone."

Dawn looks back at her and suddenly feels her forehead get hot. She has to put her hand up against the wall to prevent herself from falling over. "Whoa," Dawn manages to say to herself.

"See, you need to…" Shelley begins to say as she stands up from the sofa, just as Dawn's body crumbles to the ground. "Dawn!" Shelley yells as she rushes over to her. "Dawn, can you hear me? Dawn!"

Scene Nine - Twin Peaks Police Department

"How is Barbara?" Adam asks Helen as he comes up behind his ex-wife, wanting to know how things are going.

"I don't know," Helen replies to him. "No one is telling me anything, except that they are treating this as a murder case until they speak to Barbara."

"This is insane," Adam tells her. "Jonah raped our daughter. It was self-defense!"

"I told Lopez that but she didn't seem to listen," Helen reveals to him, as Simona suddenly emerges with Barbara in tow. Helen can't believe the sight of her mother in handcuffs; it is so surreal to her.

"Detective," Adam calls out. "When can Barbara go home?"

"Go home?" Barbara shrieks at him. "Why would I go home? I killed that boy!"

"It was self-defense," Helen pleads with her mother, shocked that she is saying she killed the boy and not trying to defend herself.

Barbara shakes her head before she looks at Simona. "I killed him, I killed Jonah! I should be in jail. God help me, but I should be in jail for what I've done!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Shelley takes Dawn to the hospital
- Andy confides in Craig
- Andrew reveals something to Paige

 
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