Episode 673 //
Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: February 28, 2021
Theme song: "Truth Hurts" Lizzo
on One Day at a Time
- Craig told Lukas he remembered them having sex while trapped in the
cave. Lukas was horrified when Craig suggested he raped him
- Donovan told Eva & Victoria he and Lukas wanted to adopt a baby
- Cheresa was thrilled when Greg offered to have the restraining order
against Dawn revoked. Trenyce, meanwhile, was livid to learn Chris was
behind the restraining order and that he lied to Cheresa about it
- Andy told Nicholas he didn't want to move into Melissa's mansion
- Victoria revealed to Trenyce & Tyler that Vinny was alive, which
gave them hope that Daisy might also be alive. Daisy and Brett, meanwhile,
remained held hostage by Vinny
The Pampa Grill
"Darling, I can't get over the look of absolute shock on your face
when you walked in with Lukas," Eva beams over to Donovan as the
stand in the center of the restaurant, which has been converted into the
location of a party that she is throwing for her son. Once Donovan revealed
to Eva and Victoria that he and Lukas were going to try to adopt a baby,
she knew that she wanted to throw a celebration for them as the news if
very exciting, especially considering Victoria's recent belief that she
might have been pregnant turned out not to be true.
Donovan chuckles back to his mother. "I had no idea you went to such
extremes Mom," he tells her before he takes a sip of his champagne.
"Lukas and I, we haven't even made it to the adoption agency yet."
"I'm with Eva on this one," Lukas looks over at his husband.
"Any reason to celebrate is a good reason," he smirks to him.
Secretly, Lukas is glad to have the distraction as the previous night
Craig admitted that he remembered that they had sex with each other while
they were trapped in the cave on the side of the mountain following the
avalanche last November. When Lukas left, Craig hadn't told him what he
was going to do but the more alarming piece for Lukas is that Craig felt
like Lukas raped him, which is completely untrue. He just hopes he was
able to through to Craig about keeping mum about the entire situation.
The last thing anyone needs is for this secret to come out.
"It's just nice to see you two men happy," Dominick chimes in.
"After we thought we lost you Lukas in the avalanche, it's good to
have some happiness. That's what marriage should be."
"I couldn't' agree more," Donovan pulls Lukas into a hug. "I
love you so much."
A short time later, Eva corners her husband while he munches on some canapes
that are circling around the party. "You never did give me an explanation,
you know," she purses her lips together.
Dominick turns around and arches his eyebrow back to her. He hopes that
she hasn't, somehow, uncovered that he is working with Cassie Nova to
help take down Roboto; Cassie has warned him that their plan has to be
top secret, and he agrees. "I'm not sure I know what you're talking
about, dear. What explanation do you require?"
"Our Valentine's Day date," she reminds her, thinking about
how he stood her up at the restaurant and she ended up drinking with Victoria.
"You never showed up. I can't tell you how upset I was by that."
"I am truly sorry," Dominick looks back at his wife. "I
must not have put it in my calendar and I got so wrapped up at work "
"It's always work with you," Eva replies to him coldly. "I
knew that you loved your job when we got married but I always thought
you would still make time for me and our marriage."
"Eva," Dominick says back to her. "Please, let me make
it up to you. You mean more to me than you realize."
Eva leans in and softly kisses him on the lips. "I'll give you the
chance to make it up to me, but it better be a necklace filled with diamonds,"
she winks back to him. "Come on, let's go enjoy this party."
"I didn't think you knew Donovan or Lukas very well," Leah announces
to Cory as he grabs a glass of champagne and then turns to see his recent
lover. Cory ad Leah haven't seen one another since the morning after their
night of love making; they both agreed that having sex was a mistake and
that they should only be friends as many people could be impacted by their
Cory takes a sip of his champagne. "Eva invited me," he replies
to her. "I think she still hopes that Natasha and I could work things
out. I wasn't going to come but who can say no to free champagne?"
Leah chuckles back to him. "I guess I can't fault you for that. How
have you been?"
Cory nods back to her. "Pretty good, I can't complain, I guess. Daisy's
memorial was a pretty tough pill to swallow. It's hard thinking that someone
close to our age is gone."
"I couldn't agree more," Leah tells him. "It puts things
into perspective. Did her memorial make you change your mind about Natasha
and your marriage?"
"No," Cory immediately says back to her. "I am divorcing
her. I have to move on with my life. How are things with you and Jeff?"
"Same old," Leah admits to him. "He still wants a divorce
and there's nothing I can do to stop it."
"Then don't," Cory advises her. "Daisy's death has taught
me that we have to live our lives to the fullest. If Jeff doesn't want
to be with you, as painful as it is, that's on him. You have to pick yourself
and move on with your life."
They lock eyes for a moment and are immediately taken back to their night
of passion. "You're right," she continues to look at him. "I
have to find a way to move, even if it is hard to do."
"I'll be here for you, if you need me," he winks back to her
which causes her to blush a little.
"We'll see," she giggles back to him.
Trenyce looks at the incoming text message from Chris on her phone before
she shoves it back in her purse and she takes a healthy sip of her champagne.
She still can't believe that he lied to her and Cheresa about being behind
the restraining order that was filed against Dawn. It is one thing to
file the restraining order if he felt like Dawn was not a good influence
in Cherea's life but it is another thing to lie to her about it; Trenyce
hates that he has created another reason for Cheresa to be upset with
them, since they are trying so desperately to have their daughter in their
She looks up and sees Cheresa walking into the party with Brooke and Greg
behind her. She arches her eyebrow when she thinks about how Chris told
her that Greg was just as involved with the scheme as he was. She shakes
her head in disbelief when she spots Cheresa hugging Brooke and then Greg.
"What on earth?" she asks herself, wondering if Cheresa doesn't
know about Greg's involvement. "I have to make this right. I have
She moves over to Cheresa, who is grabbing a glass of champagne while
Brooke and Greg are hanging their jackets up. "Cheresa, hi,"
Trenyce says as she reaches her daughter. "I know you're mad at me
and Chris but I have to talk to you."
"I'm not sure we have anything else to say," Cheresa coldly
tells her mother.
"Look, I know why you're upset with Chris, I really do," Trenyce
admits to her. "When I found out what he did, I was just as upset
with him as you were. You have to believe me when I say that I had no
idea what he was up too with the restraining order."
"I saw your reaction, I can believe you," Cheresa nods back
to her. "But that doesn't change the fact that Chris and Greg did
Trenyce arches her eyebrow again wondering why she just saw Cheresa hugging
Greg if she knows of his involvment. "Can you please let me fix this?
I can talk to Chris and convince him to have the restraining order revoked."
"Don't waste your time," Cheresa waves her hand in the air.
"My parents already did that. Now, if you'll excuse me "
Before Trenyce can reply, Cheresa walks past her and starts to mingle
with some of her friends. Trenyce feels her heart break inside her chest
realizing that every day that passes, Cheresa is seemingly getting further
and further away from her.
"I won't lose you," she whispers to herself. "Not after
it took me so long to find you."
"Do you think we should interrupt Cheresa and Trenyce's conversation?
It looks pretty heated," Brooke purses her lips together before she
looks back at Greg.
"Nah, I think Cheresa will be just fine," Greg smirks back to
her. "Besides, she knows that we have done everything we could to
get Dawn back in her life."
"You'll have to explain something to me," Brooke tells her husband
as she grabs two glasses of champagne from a wandering waiter and passes
one to Greg. "Why did you conspire with Chris only to tell Cheresa
the truth and then have the restraining order revoked?"
Greg takes a sip of his champagne before looking back at his wife. "Isn't
it obvious? I wanted to create more tension between Chris and Cheresa,"
Greg reveals to her. "And guess what? It worked perfectly."
Brooke giggles back to him and looks him in the eyes for a moment. "You're
a genius," she smiles to him. "You're always looking out for
"That's my job," Greg nods back to her. "I'm going to go
Brooke watches him walk off and wonders if this is the start of her and
Greg being able to reunite and get back to their marriage. After all this
time, is it possible that they could make their marriage work?
"Do you want me to get you some sparkling water?" Nicholas asks
Andy as they stand in the corner of the party. Nicholas knows that Andy
is still in recovery so he won't have any of the champagne.
"Nah, I'm okay right now," Andy replies to him. "I am waiting
to see if Donovan and Lukas have a free moment. I'd love to offer them
my congratulations with a hug."
"You're such a good friend, Andy."
"Well thanks," Andy smiles back to his lover. "And, I have
been thinking about our last conversation. You were right."
"I was right? About what?"
"Moving in with you," Andy looks back at him. "Being weirded
out by your Mom's mansion is silly. I can get over my vibes that the place
is giving me. The mansion is huge and has more than enough space for us."
"Does that mean ?" Nicholas smiles back to him realizing
that Andy is saying yes.
"I'll move in," Andy leans up and kisses him. "But you're
on laundry patrol!"
The Victors Mansion
Vinny pours himself a brandy and then moves in front of the large fire
that is raging on in the fireplace in the living room of his lavish mansion.
He takes a long sip of his drink as he tries to calm himself down from
his walk on the pier the night before; he was hoping to leave before someone
saw him but then Victoria ran into him and was relieved that he is alive.
He asked Victoria not to say anything to anyone about seeing him but he
can't believe that she will keep the secret, especially since Tyler and
Trenyce just held a memorial service for Daisy.
"If I am alive, they might all suspect that Daisy is alive again,"
Vinny whispers to himself as he sighs loudly. "God, how could I have
been so stupid to go for that damn walk! I live in the middle of nowhere,
I could have walked the grounds. I have to get my act together so no one
learns the truth about what is going on."
He takes another sip of his drink as he thinks about Daisy and Brett being
locked in the dungeon in the mansion; the very one he was held hostage
in for so many years. "No one will ever know."
"You son of a bitch, I can't believe that it's true," a voice
calls out from behind Vinny.
Vinny slowly turns around and sees Tyler standing in his living room standing
in surprise by the sight in front of him. Tyler knows that Victoria told
him Vinny was alive but to see him in the flesh is another thing; after
all this time, if Vinny is alive, Tyler has hope that now maybe Daisy
is also alive. "You're alive!"
"Yes, I am," Vinny replies to him. "And you? You don't
know how to knock on someone's front door?"
"I didn't think you'd answer to me," Tyler moves closer to him
studying him. "I can't believe that it's really you. How did you
survive the avalanche on the mountain?"
"Daisy and I were skiing but I am a much better skier than she is,"
Vinny begins to tell him. "I was almost at the base of the mountain
when the avalanche struck. I just had to find shelter, which I did."
"Where was Daisy? Was she with you?" Tyler asks him knowing
that he needs answers. "Is Daisy alive?"
"She quite a bit further up the mountain than I was when the avalanche
struck," Vinny lies to him. "There's no way I could have saved
her. She she died in that avalanche Tyler."
Tyler feels his eyes swell with water listening to the story. "No!
No, I don't believe this!"
"It's the truth, Tyler. We all have to accept that Daisy is gone
and she's never coming back."
"I'm not buying this story Vinny," Tyler glares at him. "I'm
watching you, remember that."
Meanwhile, in the dungeon, Daisy walks back and forth still racking her
brain trying to think of a way to escape Vinny's clutches. She looks over
at Brett and wonders if he has given up on trying to escape since they
have been locked up for months now.
"Are you ever going to stop moping and actually help me come up with
a plan?" Daisy finally asks him as she stops at the base of his cot.
Brett looks back at Daisy with a defeated look on his face. "I've
told you Daisy," he replies to her. "I held Vinny in here this
cage for years. There is no way to escape."
"Did Vinny ever try to escape?"
"Sure, but you know how it turned out," Brett tells her. "It
wasn't until Victoria and Robbie found him that he was released."
"Right, when Dave was shot and killed."
"Exactly," he replies to her. "Look, I want to get out
of here just as much as you do, I'm just trying to be a realist."
"What about when Vinny brings us food? Maybe we could jump him or
something?" Daisy suggests to him, still trying to think of a way
to get out.
"It's a good idea," Brett nods back to her. "But that's
why he passes the food through the mini door. We can't jump him if he's
not in the cage with us," he points out the smaller door that Vinny
uses to pass them food.
"Ugh! I don't want to spend the rest of my life in here!" Daisy
shrieks back to him.
Brett stands up and pulls her into a hug as Daisy starts to sob. "I
know Daisy," he holds as she cries. "Just know that we are in
this together. Whatever happens to you happens to me and vice versa. We
just have to have faith that someone, somehow, will find us in here."
The Pampa Grill
"You really outdid yourself on the party Eva," Andy smiles to
her as he stands with Donovan, Lukas, Dominick and Nicholas and they are
making small talk.
"Yea, thanks again Mom," Donovan looks over at her.
"You're most welcome," Eva purses her lips together. "The
fact that my son and his husband are going to try to have a child is worth
celebrating, I think."
"I couldn't agree more," Donovan looks at Lukas and leans in
to kiss him. "I love you so much."
"I love you too," Lukas smiles back at him. "I'm so ready
to start a family with you."
"Lukas Richardson?" a voice calls out as everyone turns to look
at the entry way of the restaurant. Lukas sees Simona Lopez approaching
him with two other police guards behind her. "You're under arrest
for the rape of Dr. Craig Benton."
"What? What the hell is going on here?" Donovan gasps as Lukas
puts his hands behind his back and is cuffed.
"This is a mistake!" Lukas yells out in horror as Simona continues
to read him his rights and the crowd looks around in surprise and confusion.
"This is a huge, mistake!"
Next on One Day at a Time
- Donovan demands answers from Lukas
- Abby is left devastated by Andrew
- Tyler goes to Simona