Episode 531 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 10, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Monday Morning" Death Cab for Cutie

Previously on One Day at a Time
- While Leah was getting ready for their wedding, Jeff overheard Brad and Cheresa talking about Meggan's baby
- Robin hired Brad to look into Adam's accident after Max apologized to her for everything he had done to try to get her to notice him
- Abby told Brooke she wanted to be a model. Tyler, meanwhile, launched a search for models for the Gen Next House at Roboto. Abby decided to apply
- Cory & Natasha went to the hospital to meet the mother of the potential baby they could adopt and were shocked to learn she was Dawn
- Daisy wasn't happy with Vinny for hiring Lukas to be her campaign manager but agreed to test it out

St. Joseph's Church

Leah slowly paces back and forth in the bridal room of the church trying not to worry too much about the fact that Jeff still hasn't arrived at the church for their wedding. She grabs her cell phone from her purse and realizes that the wedding is scheduled to begin in 20 minutes. She throws the phone back down on the sofa and turns to Robin, frustrated by Jeff's tardiness.

"Still no sign of him?" she asks, trying not to sound frantic. Leah just has no idea what could be keeping her husband.

Robin stands up and moves closer to Leah. "No, but try not to worry. I'm sure he will be here any time now. He knows how important today is. He probably just got caught up in traffic."

Leah uneasily nods back to her sister and forces a smile on her face. "Yea, you're right. It's just not like him to be late. He's usually early for everything."

"Which is why he will be here," Robin reassures her. "There's no way he would miss re-marrying you. He loves you."

Leah genuinely smiles back at Robin. "He does, doesn't he? You're right, he will be here, I must have pre-wedding jitters."

Robin chuckles back to her. "We'll get through it together. Do you want a glass of champagne while we wait?"

"Sure," Leah nods back to her. "That might be the thing to help me with this edge."

The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home

Jeff quickly parks his car in the driveway of the large estate and rushes up to the front door and starts pounding on it. As he does, he can't help but think back to a few minutes earlier when he was the Sugarbowl and he overheard Brad and Cheresa talking about how Brad is the father of Meggan's baby; Jeff is shocked that Meggan is pregnant with another man's child, it wasn't long ago that they were happy and together. He can't place it, but something isn't sitting well with him. He has to know if he is the father of this baby, since he knows that he and Meggan made love last fall. If he's the father, it could change everything. He had no idea Meggan was even seeing this Brad guy, let alone having a child with him.

"Meggan!" he yells as he bangs on the door. "I need to talk to you! Please, open the door!"

Meggan finally opens the door, still wearing her dress that she had on at the wedding. She was feeling out of place at the wedding because of everything that has happened between her and Jeff, so Lukas drove her home from the church. She hasn't been home 10 minutes before Jeff starting banging on her front door.

"My God Jeff," she looks at him as he walks into the foyer. "Are you trying to break the door down?"

"We have to talk," he tells her as she follows him into the living room. She notices that he's already wearing his tuxedo, which means he is probably on his way to the church now.

"It seems very important," she replies to him. "What is it? What couldn't wait on the day you're planning to marry Leah?"

Jeff turns and looks back at her. "Is it true? Are you pregnant?" he asks her as Meggan gulps hard, somewhat shocked that he has learned the truth.

St. Joseph's Church

"How is your Mom doing?" Andrew asks Paige as they walk slowly through the foyer of the church. Andrew knows that Leah is worried because Jeff is running late to the ceremony.

"As well as to be expected," Paige replies to him. "It's not like my Dad to be late, but I suspect that he will be here any time. Meanwhile, it gives us time to talk."

"Oh, have I done something to upset you?" he asks her, hoping that things between them are still good as they seemingly have been recently.

Paige blushes back to him. "Of course not," she tells him. "Unless, you have done something that would upset me and you haven't told me? Is there something you're not telling me, Andrew?"

Andrew gulps back to her, knowing that he has been struggling with the fact that he drugged Chris and Helen last fall to make it appear that they slept together. At the time, he thought he would feel great by ruining Chris' chance with Trenyce, but slowly he has seen how hurt Trenyce has been by thinking that Chris cheated on her. And, now he can see that Paige is interested in why neither Chris nor Helen can remember that night, so he is feeling pressure from her as well.

"Of course not," he uneasily chuckles back to her, hating that he is lying to her. "You know that I'm an open book."

Paige arches her eyebrow wondering why it took him awhile to reply. "Then, I have no reason to be upset with you."

"I guess there is something that I've been meaning to talk to you about," he admits to her as their eyes lock. "I don't want to pressure you, but I am ready to take the next step with you. I want to show you how much you mean to me, Paige."

Paige blushes again. "I've gotten the sense that you've been ready for some time," she tries to smile back to him. "Just know that I'm not sure I'm ready for sex yet. I don't want to rush into anything, because it will be my first time."

"I get it," he grabs her hand. "I don't want to pressure you, but I am more than ready."

***

"I am sorry to hear about your mom having to go to Raven's Meadow," Trenyce tells Tyler as they sit next to one another in a back pew, as the two friends are catching up while they are waiting for the wedding to begin.

"Thanks," Tyler nods back to her. "It's a shitty situation, but I feel like she needs the help if she was off her medication. She obviously needs more care, you know?"

"Doesn't make it any easier," Trenyce grabs his hand. "And, what about any new women in your life? Any think of interest on that front?"

Tyler chuckles to himself, thinking about how and Daisy finally made love after months of build-up. Afterwards, however, Daisy told him that they couldn't be together because of her marriage to Vinny. He still hopes that they can be together once the dust settles. But, he knows that he can't tell Trenyce that he slept with her Aunt.

"There was a woman," he reveals to her as they lock eyes.

"What? Who is she? Tell me everything!" Trenyce excitedly replies to him.

Tyler chuckles. "There's nothing to tell," he replies to her. "We can't be together. It was over before it began."

"I don't believe it," Trenyce tells him, not realizing who the other woman is. "She would be a fool to let you go. Give it some time, you never know what will happen."

"We'll see," Tyler smiles back to her. "We shall see."

***

"I'm glad that you went to the meeting with Dawn and her social worker," Helen tells Barbara as they sit next to one another. "I think she needs all the support she can get right now."

"I couldn't agree more," Barbara nods back to her, having just told Helen about how Justin O'Connor arranged for a meeting between Dawn and the couple who is waiting to adopt a baby. Barbara is glad that Dawn asked her to go with her because she is still trying to make up for her role in everything that her granddaughter has been through in the last year or so. "It makes me think that we can get through this, you know? After all, Dawn will give the child up and then, hopefully, this family can move forward."

"That's what we want," Helen grabs her mom's hand. "I think we all want to move on from this nightmare. I think something good has come from all of this though."

Barbara looks back at her in surprise. "What good has come from this?"

"This family," Helen smiles back to her. "We are finally back together. We are finally all on the same page."

"If only you and Adam would reunite," Barbara sighs, as Helen looks back at her in surprise. "Then, this family would really be together again."

Helen finds herself looking over at Adam, who gives her a quick wave. She knows that he has ended things with Robin because he is impotent, but she wonders if that means she and her ex-husband could get back together. She shakes her head, knowing that he still feelings for Robin.

"That remains to be seen, but it doesn't matter because this family is united. And, there was a time when that didn't seem possible," Helen tells her mom.

The Pampa Grill

Dawn takes a bite of her chicken-spinach salad as she thinks about her meeting at the hospital where she met the potential parents for her baby once she put it up for adoption. She was, and still is, floored that the interested parents are Cory and Natasha. After everything that Natasha did to her family when she had an affair with Adam, there is no way Dawn could give her baby to Natasha.

"I thought I saw your car outside," Natasha announces to Dawn as she arrives at her table. "I was hoping we could talk; you left the hospital so quickly."

Dawn puts her fork down and takes a sip of her sparkling water. "I was hungry," Dawn admits to her. "I sometimes forget that I'm eating for two now."

"It's good that you stopped and ate then," Natasha tells her. "I know it was a surprise to see Cory and I in the social worker's office."

"That's putting it mildly," Dawn replies to her. "I never knew that you and Cory were trying to adopt."

Natasha nods back to her. "When I fell on the ice a couple of years ago, I was told that I couldn't have any more children. I'm so thankful each and every day that I have Jacob, but Cory really wanted to have a child. So, we decided to adopt. We had no idea that you were the mother that wanted to give up her baby for adoption. You have to believe me when I say that."

"I don't know what to think," Dawn admits to her. "All I know is that after all the hurt and pain you caused me and my family, I can't give my baby to you. I won't do that."

"Dawn…"

"No!" Dawn yells at her. "This is my baby, not yours. I get to decide what's best for him or her, and you are definitely not what's best for my baby!"

Natasha stands back up clearly gutted from what Dawn is telling her. "I'm sorry I bothered you," Natasha whispers back to her before she turns around and quickly walks away from her, biting her lip to try to prevent herself from crying.

***

"You guys have to help me," Abby looks over at her parents, Brooke and Greg, as she passes them some of new latest test modelling shots that she has taken since the casting for the Next Gen House came out from Roboto. Abby knows that this could be her big chance to make it into the modeling world, which is something she wants more than anything else. "Which shot should I submit for the Roboto campaign?"

"I tend to like this one that shows your dress," Greg tells his daughter before he takes a sip of his wine. "It shows that you're more than just a pretty face."

Brooke shakes her head no. "And, I think this up close one is the best shot. The way your eyes are captured in the light is beautiful."

"Ugh," Abby groans. "You're supposed to help me pick one!"

Brooke chuckles as she squeezes Greg's leg. "Looks like we weren't much help at all."

"How, sweetheart, are you absolutely sure that this is the path you want to go down with your career?" Greg asks his daughter, who looks up at him with intent. "I know you're passionate about it, but modelling can have a lot of hardships attached to it."

"I am positive," Abby stands tall to them. "I want this more than anything else in the world."

"Okay," Greg nods back to her. "Then, I will support you. If you need anything from me, or my connections, you'll have them."

"Oh Daddy," Abby squeals as she rushes over and hugs him, as Brooke looks on with a grin on her face. "Thank you so much. You won't regret this, I promise you that!"

"I'll hold you to that," Greg chuckles back to her.

***

At the bar, Brad keeps his back to the restaurant as he doesn't want to see his parents of sister see him. He came to the bar for a very specific reason and can't be distracted by his family.

He looks to the seat next to him, which is being occupied but the customer went to the washroom. He knows that the kid sitting there is Max because he followed him there. He is trying to get information from the young man about the accident from the boutique last fall. Brad recalls how Robin recently hired him to look into the accident; of course, there is little evidence to go off because fire that destroyed the boutique, so he has to try to get the information in other ways. His first step is to try to befriend Max in hopes that he will eventually open up to him.

Max soon reappears and orders another beer as he sits next to Brad. "Is that beer any good? I've never had it myself," Brad says as he takes a sip of his beer, which is a different brew than the one Max is drinking.

"Yea, it's alright," Max nods back to him. "I like it more than the blonde you're having."

Brad chuckles back to him. "It's not often a guy says he doesn't like blondes."

Max laughs back to him. "That's a completely different story, man," Max winks back to him. "I'm actually a fashion photographer, so I see all sorts of beautiful women."

"Oh yea?" Brad acts surprised. "Sounds like a pretty sweet gig."

"I can't complain," Max replies before he takes a sip of his beer. "Being surrounded by girls all day definitely doesn't hurt."

"Yea," Brad nods to him. "But, there's always at least one special girl, right? That's the point."

Max puts his head down, trying not think about the special girl in his life because Robin has broken his heart. "Nah, I say, the more the merrier. At least for right now."

Brad chuckles back to him. "I'll drink to that, bubby," he says as they cheers one another and Brad looks back at Max with intent.

St. Joseph's Church

"I'm sorry that I missed you the other morning at the coffeehouse," Daisy tells Andrew as she grabs a cup of water and takes a sip. She is beginning to wonder when the ceremony will start as they are definitely late now. Daisy recalls how she and Trenyce were catching up when Daisy left right before Andrew and Paige arrived. "How are things with you?"

"Not bad," Andrew replies to her. "I think things are finally starting to go in the right direction."

"Does that mean you have moved on from the nonsense that Trenyce and Chris had anything to do with your mother's death?"

Andrew sighs a little. "Yea, I think so," he replies to her. "I mean, I know it was an accident. It's just, it's hard to forget everything Frederick told me about Chris and Trenyce, you know? But after everything that has happened, I think I have to move on."

Daisy arches her eyebrow. "Well, now I'm curious," she looks back at him as he feels some sweat beading on his forehead. "What has all happened, Andrew?"

***

"I'm positive that he will be here anytime," Paige says as she exits an embrace with Leah, in the bridal room of the church.

"I hope so," Leah replies to her daughter. "It's not like Jeff to be late. I just hope nothing bad has happened to him."

"I'm sure it's nothing," Paige waives her hand. "But, I will say that we are officially late. The ceremony is supposed to be starting right now."

"I'll try to call him again," Leah says as she moves to the sofa and picks up her cell phone. She puts it to her ear and looks over at Paige. "Straight to voicemail."

"Which always happens when he's driving," Paige reminds her. "Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be here anytime. Come over here, let me touch up your lipstick before he arrives?"

"Sure," Leah tries to smile back to her. "But, if he's not here soon, I'm going to call Robbie because I'm getting worried about him."

"Trust me," Paige tries to convince herself and her mother. "Dad will be here. He has to be."

The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home

"Don't keep me waiting, Meggan," Jeff looks at his ex-finance in the eyes. "Are you pregnant? Are you going to have a baby?"

Meggan turns around from him and closes her eyes. A single tear falls down her cheek but she quickly wipes it. If she tells him the truth, she thinks to herself, will he realize that he is the father of her baby? Will he realize that Brad is lying to everyone on her behalf?

"Why aren't you saying anything?" Jeff asks her, growing impatient. "It's a simple question, Meggan: are you pregnant?"

"Yes!" Meggan finally yells back to him as she turns around. "I'm pregnant, I'm going to have a baby!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Donovan worries about Victoria
- Meggan lashes into Jeff
- Kim gets information about Felicia

 



Episode 532 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 10, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Beast that Never Was" Goldfrapp

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Jeff heard Brad talking about Meggan's baby, so he confronted Meggan, who admitted that she is pregnant. Leah, meanwhile, wondered why Jeff hadn't arrived at the church for their wedding
- Donovan told Andy he wished he and Lukas could be together again
- Shane saved Victoria from being raped on the pier. Later, Victoria suffered from a headache
- Robbie and Cassie had sex again
- Dawn learned that Cory & Natasha were the potential adoptive parents of her unborn child but refused to give her baby to Natasha remembering her affair with Adam
- Bob and Kim grew closer as they realized their scheme to brainwash Felicia into believing she started the fire worked

The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home

"Yes!" Meggan yells back at Jeff, who is grilling her about the prospects of actually carrying a child. "I'm pregnant! I'm going to have a baby."

Jeff feels the blood drain from his face as he thinks back to last fall when he and Meggan made love in her office at MW Investigations. Now, she is telling him that she is pregnant; could he be the father of the baby? The timing would certainly line up with that. He runs his hand through his hair as he tries to control his heartrate. Meanwhile, he also knows that he should be marrying Leah right now.

"When did you find out?" he asks her, trying to figure out all the answers. "Why didn't you tell me?"

"Why didn't I tell you?" Meggan laughs back at him. "Because, it's none of your business! In case you have forgotten, you're supposed to be at the church right now getting married to Leah."

"The wedding," Jeff continues to feel like he is spinning out of control. He has completely lost track of time and he realises that he is late; the ceremony should have started already. "I'm late."

"You should go," Meggan tells him. "Go be with Leah, that's who you always end up with."

Jeff shakes his head. "This doesn't make sense; this baby, it could be mine! We had sex, you couldn't have forgotten that."

"I was sleeping with Brad at the same time," she lies to him. "Brad and I were together far more often than you and I were. Brad is the father of my baby, not you Jeff. There's no way you're the father. I used the pill after we had sex."

"I have to be sure," Jeff insists. "If that child is mine…"

"It's not yours! I am sure of that," she tells him. "I had a test done already. Brad is the father of my baby. Now again, get out of here. You have a wedding to get too."

"I want to believe you, Meggan," he looks into her eyes. "After everything we have been through, you wouldn't lie to me, would you?"

She shakes her head no as her eyes fill with water. "No," she tells him. "Brad is the father of my baby."

"If you're not telling me the truth…"

"I am!" she yells at him. "You and I have nothing left to say to one another, Jeff. I am pregnant with another man's baby and you're marrying Leah. Now please, go. You have to accept that this how things are now."

Jeff uneasily nods back to her. Why would she lie to him about this? He asks himself as he looks at her. He has to believe, she has no reason to lie. "Okay," he whispers back to her. "Good luck with the baby."

He slowly leaves the living room but pauses and looks back at her one final time before he quickly leaves, realizing he has to get to the church. Meggan waits until she hears the front door close behind Jeff before she gasps out loud and tears fall down her face, hating that she had to lie to him about being the father of her child.

St. Joseph's Church

"I don't think he's coming," a dejected Leah tells Robin and Dominick in the bridal room of the church. They have been telling Leah for a couple of hours now that Jeff must be on his way and he that would be arriving at the church for their wedding, but the fact is: Jeff is not coming. Leah can't believe that he would leave her at the altar like this, but that is what has happened.

"Darling, I'm so sorry," Dominick whispers as he comes up to his daughter and sits next to her on the sofa. "I can't imagine what could have happened that Jeffrey would not show up."

"Me either," Leah admits to her Dad as she fights tears in her eyes. "But something has happened. I just want this day to be over."

"How about Robin and I get the guests to leave?" Dominick asks his daughter, who looks back at him in surprise. "If Jeff isn't coming, there's no point in keeping everyone here. Once everyone is gone, we can get you home. How does that sound?"

"I'd like that," Leah nods back to him. "Thank you, I don't think I can go out there and face all those people."

"No, of course, we'll get rid of everyone," Robin tells her as Dominick stands up and moves over to his other daughter. "I'll send Paige in while people leave."

"Thanks guys," Leah continues to fight the tears in her eyes. "I can't believe I was so dumb."

"Nonsense," Dominick waves his hand. "This is all on Jeffrey and he will answer to me when he finally shows his face."

The Tower's; Floor Eight; Victoria's Condo

A short time later, Donovan and Eva, both of whom left the wedding early, arrive outside of Victoria's condo. Eva looks at her son and hopes that they are able to see Victoria as they haven't seen her since she was attacked on the pier the night of Shane's birthday party. Eva can only imagine what the near rape has done to her daughter, after her past with Ernesto, who abused her as a child.

"I hope she's okay," Eva tells Donovan before he knocks on the door. "I've been so worried about her."

"Me too," Donovan replies to his Mom. "But, we are here for her. She has to know that."

Victoria soon opens the door and sees her family. "Darling, are you okay?" Eva asks, immediately seeing how pale Victoria looks. It doesn't help that Victoria has large bags under her eyes.

"I'll be fine," Victoria tells them as she hugs her Mom and then her brother. "I just have this terrible headache that I can't get rid of."

"Do you want to lay down? We can come back later?" Donovan suggest to her as Victoria closes the door behind them.

"No, it's fine," Victoria replies to him. "I have to go to the hospital soon for a shift. I'm scheduled for surgery."

"But, if you're not well Victoria, you should stay home," Eva tells her daughter. "I used to be chief of staff, remember?"

"I'll be fine," Victoria sternly replies to her. "Sorry, I didn't mean to snap. It's just been a trying couple of days."

"Vic," Donovan puts his arm around her. "Why don't you take a few days off? The attack on the pier, it must have brought up memories from Dad. You could use the break."

"No," she snaps again at him. "I told you, I'll be fine. I just need an aspirin and I'll be fine. Look, I hate to kick you out when you just got here, but I have to get ready for surgery."

"Sweetheart, it's fine," Eva tells her. "We are here if you if you need anything. We love you, Victoria. Please remember that."

Victoria uneasily smiles back to her. "Thanks, I'll be fine. I just need to rest, I think. We'll talk soon."

Outside the condo door, Eva looks at her son with worry. "I'm officially concerned."

Donovan nods back to her. "Yea, me too. She wasn't herself. We just have to get her to talk about it; if she keeps her feelings bottled up, they will destroy her."

The Pampa Grill

"Mr. Spinnes, I trust that everything is up to your satisfaction?" Tannis Lee asks Andy, who is looking at the restaurant, which has been closed for a private function. Tannis Lee is the head manager of the restaurant as they look in the center of the dining room, there is one table prepared, with two candles on it. Soft jazz music plays in the background and only a handful of staff are on hand.

Andy, who is pleased with what he sees, turns to Tannis with a smile on his face. "Yea, everything looks perfect. Absolutely perfect."

"Well, whoever this is arranged for is very lucky," Tannis grins back to him. "I'll be in the kitchen if you need anything."

"Thanks," Andy nods back to her before he pulls out his cell phone. "Now, I just have to get the guests to arrive."

St. Joseph's Church

Robin continues to usher some of the guests out of the church, as Dominick nods to her before he escapes back into the bridal room where Leah is still resting.

"Thanks for coming," Robin purses her lips together. "Sorry again about the wedding not taking place."

She stops when she hears her cell phone start to ring. Thinking that it might be Jeff, she quickly opens her clutch and pulls it out. "Hello," she says into the phone as the blood drains from her face. "Mother, what the hell do you want?"

"Lovely to talk to you too," Melissa Young says back to her daughter.

It has been years since the two spoke; not since Robin learned about Melissa's horrible scheme to try to keep her and Cory apart by Rebecca faking a pregnancy with Caroline Fitpzatrick's help.

"I told you that I never wanted to speak to you again, that hasn't changed," Robin snaps back at her, thinking about their past together.

"This call has nothing to do with me or you, for that matter, "Melissa tells her. "It has to do with your brother, Nicholas."

"Nicholas?" Robin asks her back, not having heard from her younger brother in a very long time. Nicholas is Robin's younger half-brother; they share Melissa as a mother, but his father is Melissa's current husband, Phil. "What's going on with him?"

"He's been away," Melissa informs her. "I thought you should know since he is family."

"Away?" Robin continues to ask her questions. "Where did you send him, exactly?"

Melissa chuckles back to her. "I didn't send him anywhere. He decided to join the priesthood."

"You're kidding me," Robin replies in shock. "I didn't see that coming."

"Phil and I didn't see it either, if I am honest," Melissa tells her daughter. "But, you might want to reach out to him and offer your support."

"I will, thanks for telling me."

"It's been great hearing your voice again Robin," Melissa tests the water with her daughter. She misses her more than she thought she would.

"I have to go," Robin cuts her off. "You and I, we still don't have a relationship. Not after everything you have done to me. But, I will reach out to Nicholas. He never did anything but love me."

Before Melissa can reply, Robin ends the phone call. She sighs wondering what could have happened in her brother's life that made him want to join the priesthood.

Roboto

"What are you thinking over there?" Kim asks Bob as he sits in his office chair and she pours him a brandy. She walks over to him and passes the glass of alcohol.

"Just that Felicia should be moved to Raven's Meadow today, tomorrow the latest," he replies to her before he takes a sip of his brandy.

"She should be," Kim purses her lips together. "You're not having second thoughts, are you?"

"Of course not," Bob looks back at her. "We did what we had to do, Kimberly. After everything that Dominick Robertson did to you and Blake last year, this is the perfect revenge. Felicia paying for the fire is exactly how this should have played out."

"I'm glad you feel that way," Kim replies to him. "Because, we have come too far to turn back now."

"I couldn't agree with you more," he takes another sip of his brandy.

"I have more news for you," she looks back at him as she takes a sip of her red wine. "I know Greg Lawson from some charity work; I don't mind getting friendly with him so we can get updates about Felicia's status in Raven's Meadow. He is the Chief of Staff there, so he'll be overseeing Felicia, I'm sure of that. Dominick will want the best doctor for Felicia's care and I don't want to press Tyler too much in case he gets suspicious."

"You're always thinking ahead," Bob smiles as he stands up and moves up to her and kisses her on the lips. "This is one of the reasons that I love you so much."

"I love you too, Bob."

"I was going to wait for another time, but this seems perfect," he looks back at her as he pulls out a small black box from his pocket. He opens the box to reveal a large blue Rockwell diamond ring. "Marry me, Kimberly. Be my wife?"

Kim looks down at the large diamond ring and then back at Bob with tears in her eyes. "I'd love nothing more than to be your wife," Kim smiles through some tears.

Bob slides the ring on her finger and then kisses her again. "You've made me the happiest man in the world," he grins to her as their lips part.

The Pampa Grill

"Hey, I got your text, it sounded urgent, is everything okay?" Lukas asks Andy, as he moves into the restaurant. Lukas freezes when he sees Andy standing next to a private, candle light, table for two. Immediately, he thinks back to how he and Andy had sex on New Year's but then Andy told him that he wasn't ready for anything serious because of his feelings for Reese. Seeing this set up though, Lukas wonders if Andy has had a change of heart. "What's all this?"

"I have a surprise for you," Andy tells him. "But, before you say anything else, you have to agree to just listen to me. Don't get all bent out of shape."

Lukas uneasily smiles back to him as he walks up to him. "Why would I get bent out of shape? This seems really nice."

"Because," Andy replies to him. "You're going to have dinner, but not with me."

Lukas arches his eyebrow. "If I'm not having dinner with you, then who am I having dinner with?"

"Hi Lukas," Donovan appears behind him, having received a text from Andy after he left Victoria's condo. "Andy set this up so we could have some time to clear the air."

Lukas turns around and sees his ex-boyfriend. Lukas then spins back around and looks at Andy, who puts his hands up. "You promised not to get bent out of shape. Just talk to him, okay? You owe him that much."

Andy moves over to Donovan and mouths the words "Good luck" to him. "See you guys later," he says before he leaves.

Donovan comes up to Lukas. "I know this isn't ideal, but how about we make the most of this gesture from Andy?"

Lukas looks at Donovan and can't help but think he looks handsome in the candle light. He finds himself nodding back to him. "Sure, let's clear the air, once and for all."

The Black House; Helen, Barbara & Dawn's Home

"Well, doesn't it always seem like something gets in the way of a nice wedding in this town?" Barbara asks Helen and Adam as they move into living room of the Black house, having just gotten home from the cancelled wedding of Jeff and Leah.

Adam chuckles back to her. "It wasn't their day, that's for sure."

"I'm going to put some tea on," Barbara tells them as she scurries out of the living room, leaving Adam and Helen alone.

As Helen looks over at her ex-husband, she can't help but recall of Barbara's words at the church earlier where she suggested that Helen and Adam reunite which would make their family completely united again. As they stand together, Helen can't help but still be attracted to her ex-husband.

"I wonder how it went with Dawn," Adam finally breaks the silence. "She had that meeting with the social worker and the potential parents that could adopt her baby."

"I should give her a call," Helen tells him as she moves to her purse to grab her phone, but the ringing doorbell stops her from collecting it. "I wonder who that could be?"

They both into the foyer as Helen opens the door and sees Cory standing on the other side. "Cory, this is a surprise, please come in," Helen tells him, as Cory moves into the house.

"Thanks," Cory replies to him as he notices Adam standing there. "Hi, Adam."

"Hi Cory, what brings you by?" Adam asks him.

"I'm sure you guys will hear about this sooner or later," Cory admits to them, as Babrara emerges behind Adam. "Natasha and I were the potential parents that Dawn met with at the hospital. We are trying to adopt a baby."

"We had no idea," Helen clasps her hands together. "Congratulations."

"Hold off on that," Cory tells her. "Dawn saw Natasha and completely lost her mind. She's still hurt by Natasha and Adam's affair and she told us she would never give us her baby."

"And rightfully so," Barbara pushes her way past Adam and looks at Cory. "After everything that woman did to this family, the last thing Dawn should do is give her anything, yet alone a child."

"Mother!" Helen scolds her before looking at Cory. "I'm sorry about her."

"No, I'm not going to be silenced!" Barbara shouts as she looks over at Cory. "Natasha will not get my granddaughter's child, not if I can help it!"

Cassie's Office

"I thought you'd be at Leah's wedding to Jeff," Cassie tells Robbie as he opens the door to her office and moves inside.

"Nope," he replies to her quickly. "I was invited, of course, but I decided to stay away. The last thing that they needed was a reminder of my past together with Leah. It's her day with Jeff."

Cassie purses her lips together as she knows that she and Robbie have now had sex twice, which seems almost insane. They have known one another for so long, and Cassie has a sorted history with Robbie's sister, but she can't deny that they have a spark between them.

"So, you decided to come see me instead?" she giggles back to him.

"Is that so wrong?" he asks her as he moves closer to her.

"I don't know," she licks her lips back to him. "This thing between us, it's crazy, Robbie."

"I know," he smiles back to her. "And, we shouldn't be doing it. But here we are. You want me as much as I want you."

"Is that what you think?" she asks him moving a step back from him.

"Yup," he looks at her, his eyes full of lust. "That sofa is becoming my favorite place."

She tears open her blouse and smiles at him. "Mine too," she says before she turns around and uses her arms to clear her desk. "But today, you should have me on my desk."

He moves up to her and kisses her passionately as she starts to take his shirt off. His lips find her neck as she lays down and he crawls on top of her.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Hey, good work in there," a nurse tells Shane as they exit the OR. Shane nods back to her as he removes his surgical gloves and tosses them into the trash can. He walks into the locker room and moves to his locker, where he looks at his phone.

"No new messages from Victoria," he whispers to himself, knowing that she missed surgery today. He wonders if she just got the time crossed because it's not like her to miss surgery. Thankfully, another doctor was able to step in for her.

He finishes grabbing his things and quickly leaves the locker room, immediately seeing Victoria walk up to a nurses station. He moves up to her. "Hey, there you are, are you okay?"

"I'm fine," Victoria looks back at in confusion. "Why wouldn't I be?"

"Because you missed surgery," he reminds her.

"Oh," Victoria looks back at him. "Yea, I tried to reschedule because I was running late. Someone was able to cover for me, right?"

"Yea, but it was last minute. Everything worked out though," he tells her. "Are you sure you're okay?"

"I'm fine, Shane," Victoria nods back to him. "Everyone has to stop worrying. I'm perfectly fine."

The Pampa Grill

"So, what I'm trying to say," Donovan looks over at Lukas, as they continue to eat the meal that Andy arranged for them at the restaurant. "Is that, I am sorry for how my relationship with Craig came out. I know you were embarrassed that it happened in a public manner; it was never my intention to hurt you. It's the last thing I wanted."

Lukas takes a sip of his wine as he looks back over at Donovan. For the first time in a long time, he feels like Donovan is being honest with him. Andy's idea for them to sit down and talk it out, is actually working, Lukas realizes. "I appreciate your apology," Lukas replies to him. "I guess it's my turn to say sorry to you. I've treated you like an ass ever since that day in court."

"You were hurt, I get it."

"It doesn't mean that I was right. I'm sorry, Donovan. I really am."

"I forgive you," Donovan smiles back to him.

"Wow," Lukas looks back at him.

"What?" Donovan asks him as he sets his wine down.

"I just can't over how handsome you look in this light," Lukas admits to him.

Donovan blushes a little. "You look pretty good yourself. You have to know that I never stopped loving you, even though you pushed me away for so long."

"That should be a thing of the past, don't you think?"

"I think so," Donovan nods back to him. "What are you thinking?"

"I'm thinking this," Lukas replies to him as he stands up and walks over to Donovan's chair. He leans down and kisses him on the lips. "How do you like that?"

"I've been waiting for that for a long time," Donovan admits to him as he kisses Lukas again.

Outside the restaurant, Craig is walking by as he heads home from a shift at the hospital. He peers through the window and sees Lukas and Donovan kissing. Suddenly, he feels his heart in his throat as he picks up the pace, not wanting to have a front row seat to the ex-lovers reuniting.

St. Joseph's Church

"Come on, let's get you home," Dominick ushers Leah out of the bridal room, who is still in her wedding dress.

"I can't wait to get home," Leah replies to him. "Thank you again, Daddy, for everything you did today."

"Anytime, my love."

Just then, the front door of the church opens and Jeff comes rushing in. "Leah, my God, I'm so sorry I'm late, but I'm here. I'm here."

Leah glares back at Jeff. "Where the hell have you been? How could you stand up me on our wedding day?"

"You don't understand, I can explain everything. I want to marry you, of course, I want to marry you! What do you say, marry me now?"

"Not until you explain me where you've been," Leah looks back at him. "I have to know why you left me at the altar," Leah tells him as Jeff gulps hard, thinking about his time with Meggan.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Donovan and Lukas officially reunite
- Will Leah listen to Jeff's story?
- Brad continues to pursue Max

 



Episode 533 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 10, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Move You" Kelly Clarkson

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Meggan told Jeff that Brad is the father of her unborn child. Believing her, Jeff left and went to get re-married to Leah. When he arrived at the church, he came face to face with Leah, who had cancelled the wedding thinking Jeff left her at the altar
- Dominick told Eva that Felicia would be transferred to Raven's Meadow after the wedding. Kim, meanwhile, told Bob that she would get information from Greg Lawson about Felicia's status. Bob , then, proposed to Kim, who accepted
- Andy arranged a romantic dinner for Lukas & Donovan. They kissed after they agreed to put the past behind them, which Craig witnessed
- Brad befriended Max in hopes of learning if he caused Adam's accident after Robin hired him to investigate.
- Barbara told Helen to reunite with Adam

St. Joseph's Church

"I'm waiting Jeff," Leah glares at her husband as he has just arrived at the church for their wedding, despite her already cancelling the event because he is so late in arriving. He has barged in and requested that they still renew their vows, but Leah is determined to find out why he left her at the altar before she agrees to marry him again. She has never felt so humiliated in all of her life; to have to cancel the wedding in front of all of her friends and family is unacceptable. She has to get answers; she deserves to get answers. "Why are you so late? How could you leave me at the altar like this?"

Jeff sighs and looks over at Dominick, who is standing behind his daughter with his arms folded across his chest. "Do you mind if Leah and I talk in private?"

"I don't think that's a good idea," Dominick replies to him, knowing that Leah needs to have some kind of resolution. "You owe her, and all of us, an explanation, Jeffrey."

"Daddy, it's fine," Leah turns to him and smiles. "Thank you for everything, but I can handle Jeff. Go, I know you want to see Mom before she's transferred to Raven's Meadow. Give her a kiss for me?"

"Are you sure?" Dominick looks back at her as she nods. "I'm a call away if you need anything."

"Thank you," she pulls him into a hug. "Tell Mom I'll come see her soon."

"Okay, I will."

Dominick glares at Jeff as he moves past Leah and exits the church. Leah turns her focus back to Jeff. "Okay, we are alone, start talking."

Jeff nods back to her. "I'm sorry I was late," he tells her. "I just got…I got caught up in memories at home. I was thinking of you and me and everything we've been through," he tells her as he comes up to her. He doesn't want to lie to her but he can't tell her he was with Meggan; she would never understand, especially since he is not the father of Meggan's unborn child. "I literally just lost track of time. I never meant to stand you up. I'm here now because I want to marry you again Leah. Let's not let my tardiness ruin this day."

Leah moves up to him and looks him in the eyes, trying to determine if he is being honest with her or not. "I want to believe you."

He grabs her hands and squeezes them. "I love you, do you still believe me?"

She nods back to him. "Of course I do," she whispers back to him.

"Then, how about it? Let's renew our vows?"

Leah hugs him and whispers into his ears, "I'd love nothing more to marry you again."

The Cascade Apartments; Apartment 305; Donovan's Apartment

Donovan grunts loudly as he thrusts deep into Lukas one final time before he climaxes. When he's finished, he smiles as he looks down at Lukas. He slowly peels Lukas' legs off his shoulders and leans down and kisses him passionately, before rolling on to his side on to the bed and tries to catch his breath.

"God, that was amazing," Donovan says through his racing heartbeat. Everything has seemingly happened so quickly in the last couple of hours from Andy arranging a romantic dinner for him and Lukas to finally clear the air; shortly after, Lukas and Donovan had made amends and were kissing, which escalated into hot sex between the two of them. Donovan has wanted this to happen for so long, he feels so good that he and Lukas are back at this state.

"You're telling me," Lukas lays his head on Donovan's muscular chest. "I had missed you."

"I had missed you too," Donovan grins back to him. "I guess we have Andy to thank for all of this."

"And, we have one another," Lukas tells him. "If we weren't able to let go of the past, this couldn't happen."

"But we did," Donovan looks at him, as he leans up and kisses Lukas again. "Let's not let anything come between us again, hey? Let's actually get this right this time?"

"I'd like that," Lukas kisses him back before he hears his cell phone ping. He rolls over and grabs his jeans and pulls out his cell phone. He reads a text message from Meggan. "Do you mind if I take off? Meggan needs me."

"She's okay, isn't she?" Donovan asks him.

"It's a long story," he tells him. "I'll fill you in?"

"Yea, of course," Donovan leans in and kisses him. "I'm glad tonight happened Lukas."

"Me too," Lukas winks back to him as he pulls his shirt over top of his chest.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"How are you actually doing?" Craig sits across from Shane in the hospital cafeteria, each on a quick break from their rounds. Craig is actually glad to be at the hospital today because he just saw Donovan and Lukas kissing at the Pampa Grill and he needs the distraction. He knew that they might get back together, but a part of him still wanted a relationship with Donovan to happen. "I heard about your birthday and everything that Cassie did."

Shane sighs back to him. "Honestly, I'm fine," he tells his friend. "I mean, I feel like a complete idiot forever believing Cassie Nova again, but I guess the fact that I'm not that upset shows how much I really cared for her, you know? I mean, the sex was great, but outside of that…"

"Sex is a big part of a relationship."

"But, it can't be the only thing," Shane replies to him. "So, yea, it stings a little, but I'll be fine. What about you? I thought you were trying to get back together with Donovan?"

Victoria slowly opens the door to the cafeteria and hears her brother's name being mentioned between the two doctors. She hides behind the door, but keeps it open to hear what Craig is saying as she arches her eyebrow, curious to know what he has to say about Donovan now.

"Donovan and I are over," Craig replies to him. "I saw him and Lukas kissing tonight. If you think you were played for a fool, then I must be the jackass. I was so dumb to ever think that I had a chance of breaking up that union. They have so much history."

"Still must hurt."

"Yea, it fucking sucks," Craig says. "But you know what, they deserve one another. I just have to move on."

Victoria closes the door and shuts her eyes for a moment. She moves her hand to her temple before she opens her eyes and quickly walks away from the cafeteria door.

***

Brad stops himself from walking past a waiting room in the hospital when he sees Max sitting in a chair. He looks at the young man and recalls how he recently met Max at the Pampa Grill and they had a good chat; of course, Brad knows that he followed Max there because he was hired by Robin to see if he could uncover the truth about Adam's accident at the boutique last fall.

"Hey man," Brad says walking into the waiting room. "Is everything okay?"

Max looks up from his cell phone that is in front of him. "Yea, everything is fine. My Mom is a therapist and she had a meeting at the hospital instead of her office, so I'm just waiting for her."

"Ah, cool," Brad sits next to him. "I was worried that you were ill or something."

"Nah, I'm good," Max replies to him. "What brings you here."

"My girlfriend is pregnant," Brad nods back to him, knowing that he actually tracked Max down to further his investigation. "Just grabbing some prenatal care."

"That's awesome, congratulations."

"Thanks," Brad smiles back to him. "It took a lot for us to be together. We both had to do a lot to get to this point."

Max arches his eyebrow back to him. "Do a lot? What do you mean?"

Brad shrugs his shoulders. "Sometimes you do things that aren't always proud of to be with the woman you love," Brad tells him, as Max looks back at him with intent. "Why do I get the feeling that you know what I'm talking about?"

"Because I do," Max reveals to him. "There was a girl, a woman, who I fell head over heels for and I did things that I'm not proud of."

"Anything you share?"

"Nah," Max laughs back to him, as Brad listens to everything he is saying and taking it all in. "But let's just say, I get what you're saying. There are things I wish I could take back. Events that have changed people's lives forever were started by me, and that's not a good feeling to have."

***

"How is Victoria doing?" Dominick asks Eva, as they approach one another in the hallway outside of Felicia's hospital room. Dominick knows that his wife went to see her daughter right after the cancelled wedding because of her near rape on the pier.

Eva sighs as thinks back to how rough Victoria looked. Of course, she knows that Victoria is internalizing it all, which is not good considering her past abuse with her father, Ernesto. "I'm afraid worse than I imagined. She's internalizing, which can't be good for her."

"If I can do anything, you know that I am here for you," he pulls her into a hug.

"Thank you. Are you ready for this?" Eva asks him, as they exit their embrace. "Felicia is about to be sent to Raven's Meadow."

"As ready as I will ever be," Dominick replies to her. "I just hope we are doing the right thing."

"We are," Tyler announces to his father, as he opens the door from his mother's room and walks out into the hallway. "We decided this at the family meeting. We have to do what's best for Mom."

"I know you're right," Dominick tells his son. "I just have this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach."

"What's done is done," Tyler replies to him. "We just have to pray Mom gets better now."

Before anyone else can say anything, Craig appears in the hallway. "Mr. Robertson," he looks at Dominick. "It's time. It's time for Felicia to be transferred to Raven's Meadow."

Raven's Meadow

Kim slowly walks up to Greg's office and takes a deep breath, her mind swirling about how she should handle herself. She knows that she and Greg have met a few times at various charity events but now she will have to befriend him because she knows that she has to get information from him about Felicia. It is imperative that she and Bob know how Felicia is doing at the hospital; if Felicia suddenly starts to remember the actual events of the night of the fire, her and Bob's entire plan could blow up. She quickly applies one final application of lip stick, thinking she knows how she will handle the doctor.

As she prepares to knock on Greg's office door, she sees the large diamond ring on her finger and smiles at the sight. Finally, after so many months, Bob has proposed to her and they will be married again. She just hopes the family is as happy as she is with the news.

"Come in," she hears a voice call out after she knocks on the door. She opens the door and appears. "Kim Calimo, how are you?" Greg asks as he stands up from his desk and moves over to her. They kiss on both cheeks before he closes the door behind her. "Can I get you anything?"

"No, thank you," she purses her lips back together. "You know, all the time I've known you, I've never been to your office before."

"What do you think?" Greg asks her with a grin on his face.

"I'd say you've done quite well for yourself," Kim smiles back to him.

"Likewise, and you're looking great," he observes back to her.

"So are you," she winks back to him. "I was hoping to steal a moment of your time."

"For you, of course," he tells her as he asks her take a seat.

She takes off her jacket, which reveals a low cut blouse on and she sits across from him. "What is this all about?" he asks her, as he sits in his chair but can't take his eyes off of her. Despite being a married man, he can't help but find Kim very attractive.

"Roboto is about to launch a great new campaign, and I was hoping to have some of your financial support," she reveals to him. She opens her purse and passes him a mock-up of the Gen Next House, as she explains the concept.

"Interesting," he nods back to her. "I believe my daughter is applying to be one of the models in this."

Kim is still leaning over the desk, giving him a glimpse of her breasts. "I'd be willing to hire her, if we can count on you and your pocket book."

Greg licks his lips. "I think that could be arranged, as long as I have meetings with you every so often to get an update on it. And, I'll expect a percentage."

"I'll ensure you get those private meetings, doctor," she purrs as she stands up again. "I think this could be very beneficial for both of us."

"I couldn't agree more," he stands up and slowly shakes her hand. "Very beneficial."

"We'll be in touch," she looks into his eyes. "I'll have my lawyers draw up the contracts."

"I await our next meeting," he tells her, trying to get the image of her breasts out of is mind.

The Calimo Mansion

"Dad, what was so urgent that you called us over here at this hour?" Robbie asks as he walks into the living room of the mansion with Natasha following him. Robbie is still feeling rather nervous being around Natasha because he has been having sex with Cassie in secret; he knows that he can't reveal anything to his family because they would lose it with his new choice of sexual partners. Still, he can't help but be really enjoying his time with Cassie. After everything he went through with Victoria and Leah, Cassie is a breath of fresh air.

Bob looks at his children as he stands up from the air chair, knowing that his news might not go over so well. "Would either of you care for a drink?"

"I'd love a glass of wine," Natasha says as she throws her purse down onto the sofa. "You guys won't believe the day I've had," she says as she thinks about how she and Cory went to meet the mother who wants to give her child up for adoption and it was revealed to be Dawn, who refused to give her child to Natasha because of her past affair with Adam.

"I'll have one too," Robbie echoes Natasha.

Bob pours some wine from the bar in the living room and passes his children the glasses. "Well, I'm sorry you had long days, but I have some news and I thought it was imperative that you hear it from me."

"What is it?" Natasha asks him as she takes a sip of the red liquid.

"Kimberly and I, we are engaged," Bob reveals to his children, as their mouths drop open. "We will be married. Sooner rather than later."

"But Dad," Natasha stands up. "We just had that family breakfast and you said there was no announcement. We thought that it meant you guys were taking things slowly."

"We have been going slowly," Bob informs her. "Until I asked her to marry me. She said yes. This is a good news story for this family. After everything this family went through last year, this has to be good news for everyone."

"Forgive me, Dad," Robbie looks back to him. "But after everything you and Kim have been through, this is hardly a good news story. All you two do to one another is hurt each other. How is this good?"

"All of that is in the past," Bob tells his children. "We are committed to one another and being happy."

"I don't believe this," Natasha waves her hand in the air. "As if this day couldn't get any worse."

"That's enough! From both of you," Bob sternly tells them. "I am marrying Kimberly and you two will support this marriage, do you understand me?"

"You can marry her Dad," Robbie says back to him. "But Natasha and I, we will never support the marriage. You and Kim are toxic together, and that won't change, it will only get worse."

The Sugarbowl

"Okay, so you have to help me," Abby tells Cheresa as they sit across from one another in the back booth and Abby passes her sister some pictures of her headshots. "Mom and Dad didn't tell me which picture I should use when I submit my name for this campaign at Roboto. Which one do you think I should do?"

"I have no idea, Cheresa chuckles back to her. "I'm not very good at this type of thing."

"Come on," Abby encourages her. "Just tell me which one you like!"

Cheresa looks up and happens to see Paige walk into the coffeehouse. "Wait, I see one of my friends. She is more into fashion than I am, I'll grab her."

Cheresa quickly moves up to Paige. "Hey," Cheresa gets Paige's attention. "Are you okay?"

Paige pulls her friend into a hug. "My parents wedding, it didn't happen."

"I'm so sorry," Cheresa says as they exit the embrace. "Do you want to talk about it?"

"Not really," Paige tells her, looking for an escape. She has no idea why her father never showed up to the church to marry Leah, but she hopes that he has a good excuse. She finally thought that her family would be back together, and now this happened. "I just want to forget about it, if I'm honest."

"Good, you're in luck," Cheresa smiles to her. "My sister is here and she needs our help."

Cheresa pulls Paige to the back booth. "Abby, this is my friend Paige. Paige, this is my sister Abby."

"Nice to meet you," Abby tells her.

"Likewise," Paige replies to her. "Cheresa was telling me that you need our help with something?"

"Yesssss," Abby tells her. "I'm applying for this modelling gig, and I need to know which headshot to use. What do you think?"

Paige looks the headshots and immediately looks at the one up close of Abby's face. "This one, your eyes sparkle in this picture, it's amazing," she tells her.

"You really think so?" Abby asks her. "It is the same one my Mom liked."

"If two people are saying it's the one, it should be the one," Cheresa tells her sister.

"Okay," Abby takes a deep exhale. "You guys are the best. Thanks so much for your help!"

***

Brad waits at the door for Robin to come in. He can see his sisters in the back booth, so he wants to catch Robin when she comes in so they can walk through the park because he doesn't want to be interrupted by his sisters during their discussion. Robin opens the door and he immediately intersects her.

"Hey, I know people here, let's walk outside?" he asks as she turns around and immediately leaves.

"It must mean you found out something if you don't want to be interrupted," she replies to him as they start walking down Main Street towards the park. She knows that he texted her to get information regarding the investigation into Max potentially being involved in Adam's accident last fall.

"I think you're right," Brad tells her as they walk. "I think Max might have something to do with Adam's accident. I don't have any proof yet, but I'm getting closer."

"Tell me everything," Robin replies to him.

The Black House; Helen, Barbara & Dawn's Home

"Is she finally sleeping?" Adam asks Helen, as she slowly walks down the stairs of her house having just checked on Barbara. Adam recalls how Cory paid them a visit earlier in the evening to tell them that Dawn met the parents that might adopt her baby and it was revealed to be Cory and Natasha; Dawn, remembering Adam's affair with Natasha, claimed she would never give her baby to Natasha and Barbara told Cory that Dawn was right to say such things.

"Yea, it appears so," Helen reaches the living room again. "I can't believe she lashed out at Cory like that."

"It's my fault," Adam whispers back to her. "All of this chaos started when I slept with Natasha. It started Dawn's acting out; it ended our marriage; it was the beginning of the end."

"You can't blame yourself," Helen comes up to him. "So much has happened since then. We have all made mistakes and done our parts to hurt this family. What we need to do is stay united."

Adam nods back to her. "I wish it was that simple," he looks into her eyes. "I fear that Natasha coming back into this family will send Dawn back down a bad path. And Barbara, she's still reeling from killing Jonah. This news might just set her off again too."

"I have faith that we can get through it together," Helen licks her lips. "I think that's what this family needs, togetherness."

"What are you saying?" Adam asks her.

Helen looks back at him and recalls how Barbara was telling her that she wished Helen and Adam would reunite to keep the family together. "I'm saying this," she says before she leans in and softly kisses Adam on the lips. It lasts a moment before their lips part and they look into one another's eyes. "Sorry," she tells him.

"It's fine," he replies to her. "I wasn't complaining."

***

Upstairs, Barbara lays in her bed sleeping, but she tosses and turns in her bed. Images of her point a gun a Jonah haunt her. Suddenly, she sees bullets escape a gun and slowly move through the air until they hit Jonah's body; body is seemingly everywhere. Dawn is screaming; Barbara's hands are shaking. And Jonah; he's dead and laying in front of Barbara.

She jolts up from her bed, her forehead covered in a light sweat. "It was just a dream," she tells herself as she tries to calm down. "It was just a dream."

The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home

"I got here as soon as I got your text," Lukas announces to his sister as he walks into the living room and sees Meggan pacing back and forth. "Are you okay? What's happened?"

Meggan turns to her brother and he can tell that she has been crying. She immediately pulls him into a hug. "I need you right now," she cries into his ear, thinking about her encounter with Jeff earlier. She hated that she had to lie to him that Brad was the father of her baby; she knows that Jeff is the father, but she has to gone on with this charade. He can never know the truth. But the truth is slowly eating away at her. "Please, don't leave me tonight. Just stay with me."

"Of course," he replies to her. "But Meg, you have to tell me what's wrong."

She shakes her head as they exit their embrace. "Everything is wrong," she bites her lower lip. "And, I don't know how I will ever fix it Lukas. I don't think I can."

St. Joseph's Church

"Here we are at last," Father Murphy smiles as he looks at Leah and Jeff as they stand at the altar, in the now empty church. "I didn't think we'd get to this point today, but I'm glad we are."

"So are we," Jeff smiles back to the father.

"Jeff, why don't you go first with your vows?"

Jeff looks at Leah and grabs her hands. "Leah, where do I begin? The days following our last wedding were some of the darkest of my entire life. I thought I had lost you, I thought you were gone forever. But then, the most amazing thing happened: you came back to me, you came back to everyone. The moment I saw you in that rain storm in Santa Barbara was the moment I knew that I wanted to still spend the rest of my life with you. You are the most amazing woman I have ever met in my entire life, and I feel so lucky to be standing here with you today. I hope you know how much you mean to me, and I will spend the rest of my life trying to show you how much I do love you."

"That was beautiful," Father Murphy tells him. "Leah, it's your turn."

"Jeff," she begins to say as a couple of tears stroll down her cheeks. "Like every couple, we have had our ups and downs, but together we always seem to find our way back to one another. We have overcome every obstacle that has ever been thrown at us. In my mind, that means we are meant to be together. I'm so lucky to have you as my partner in crime on this crazy ride we call life. I want you to know that I never stopped loving you and I will love you until the day I die."

"Jeff, please repeat after me," Father Murphy says. "I, Jeff, take thee Leah, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for as long as I live."

""I, Jeff, take thee Leah, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for as long as I live," Jeff repeats his vows.

"And Leah, please repeat after me," Father Murphy instructs her. "I, Leah, take thee Jeff, to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for as long as I live."

"I, Leah, take thee Jeff, to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for as long as I live," Leah states looking into Jeff's eyes.

"By the power invested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife … again!" Father Murphy proclaims. "You may kiss your bride."

"I've been waiting for this," Jeff chuckles as he leans in and kisses Leah passionately.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Andy gets some interesting news
- Victoria once again overhears a conversation with Craig
- Tyler makes some hires for the Gen Next House

 



Episode 534 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 10, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Pray" Sam Smith

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Kim, Bob & Tyler agreed to a Big Brother type of summer campaign at Roboto called Gen Next House. Tyler set out an ad for models to apply, which Abby was interested in
- Andrew had guilt pains of drugging Chris & Helen last fall while Paige's interest in that night grew
- Lukas and Donovan made love. Victoria, meanwhile, heard Craig tell Shane that they deserve one another
- Eva and Donovan were concerned about Victoria's behaviour after her near rape
- Bob and Kim got engaged after their plan to brainwash Felicia worked
- Robin got a call from Melissa telling her that half-brother, Nicholas, was joining the priesthood
- Daisy longed to be with Tyler but pushed him away after their affair

Robertson Enterprises; Trenyce's Office

Trenyce puts her pencil down on her desk, as she can't find the inspiration to finish the design that she is working on. She looks at the half-finished drawing and realizes that the problem is that her heart is still broken from finding out that Chris was leading her on. She really believed that she and Chris had put everything behind them and they were going to be united moving forward. She just hates that she was played by him again; she wishes she would have followed her head instead of her heart with him because she knew his history with women but it didn't stop her from falling in love with him again.

"I brought you a coffee," Andrew announces as he opens the door to her office and moves inside.

Trenyce looks over at him and smiles back to him. "That was sweet of you," she stands up to accept her coffee from him. "How did you know I needed more caffeine this morning?"

"Lucky guess," he winks back to her. "Honestly, I just wanted to do something nice for you."

"Well, I appreciate that," Trenyce smiles back to him. "I'm glad that you and I are in a good place again. I really hated those months that we were at odds together."

"I know," Andrew agrees with her. "I feel dumb for believing Frederick's lies about how my mother died."

"Don't feel bad," Trenyce tells him. "Frederick was an evil man; he brainwashed you and you were so young, you can't blame yourself."

Andrew sighs and wishes he could take back drugging Chris and Helen last fall; he wasn't under Frederick's spell then, he still just had it out for Chris. But lately, he has really realized how much hurt he has caused, which has been causing him to feel guilty. He hates seeing Trenyce in this state of heartbreak. She might not say it outright, but he can see it on her face. And, now Paige has been snooping around the night in question, which means he is lying to his girlfriend, which he hates.

"You got quiet all of a sudden," she notes to him, as he snaps out of his train of thought. "What are you thinking about?"

Andrew shrugs a little. "I guess I just wish I could go back and do things differently. Maybe there wouldn't be so much pain going around."

"We can't change the past," Trenyce tells him. "I know that better than anyone. We can only look to the future and try to be better people."

"That seems deep," Andrew chuckles back to her.

"Jemma told me that once," she reveals to him. "She was so wise, I try to remember all of the things she told me and apply them to my life."

"You will get over this, you know," he moves closer to her. "The pain that you're in because of Chris, it will pass."

Trenyce finds herself nodding back to him. "I hope you're right," she admits to him.

The Sugarbowl

Chris grabs his coffee, takes a sip of it and he immediately feels better about having the warm liquid heat him up. Spring is right around the corner, but it is still a chilly morning outside. As he turns around, he sees Helen walking into the coffeehouse. Chris immediately thinks back to the last time he saw his ex-girlfriend and he asked her if she could remember anything about the night they had sex and then Trenyce saw them together in the morning.

"Morning Helen," he says as he walks up to her.

"Hi, Chris," Helen replies to him. "How are you?"

Chris shrugs his shoulders as Paige comes into the coffee house and sees them together. She casually walks around them, but tries to listen to what they are saying. Ever since she learned that they can't remember the night before Trenyce caught them together, she has been curious as to what could have really happened.

"I'm struggling with this entire mess," Chris admits to her. "I know we can't remember, but I don't understand why we can't remember. It's driving me crazy."

"I can see that," Helen nods back to him. "I don't know what I can do to help. I wish I did."

"I know, me too," Chris replies to her. "Somehow, I have to get to the truth. There's more going on here, I can feel it."

Paige arches her eyebrow wondering if Chris is right; is more going on here? And if so, how can the truth come out?

***

In the back booth, Lukas and Donovan sit next to one another as Craig sits across from them. The three of them each have a latte resting on the table. Lukas looks at Donovan and knows that they invited Craig to coffee because they wanted him to hear that he and Donovan are back together. Lukas thought that it was the least that they could do; tell Craig the truth before he heard it from someone else. After everything the three of them had been through together, it was the least they could do.

"I'm pretty sure that I know what this is about," Craig admits to the two guys, as he recalls seeing the two of them kissing at the Pampa Grill while he was walking by after his shift at the hospital recently. He suspects that they are back together, which he knew was going to happen one day, but it doesn't change the fact that he is upset by the news.

"You do?" Donovan asks him before he looks over at Lukas in surprise.

"You two, you're back together, aren't you?" Craig asks them.

Lukas nods back to him. "It just happened," he tells Craig. "We finally were able to sit down and hash everything out."

"And in the end, we realize that we still care for one another," Donovan continues to tell him. "We know that you had feelings invested so we wanted to be the ones to tell you this news."

"Well thanks for that," Craig tries to remain civil even though he feels like a complete jackass. "I guess I should have seen this coming."

"We don't mean to hurt you," Lukas replies to him.

"No," Craig quickly says back to him. "You two never want anyone else to hurt, but that's exactly what always happens."

At the counter, Victoria can't help but overhear the conversation unfolding. She closes her eyes for a moment as she recalls hearing a similar conversation between Craig and Shane the previous night at the hospital. She doesn't like how Craig is treating Donovan; after all her brother deserves to be happy and if Lukas makes him happy, then Craig should accept that.

"If you'll excuse me," Craig excuses himself from the booth and quickly walks away. Once he's gone, Victoria grabs her coffee and moves to the booth.

"I couldn't help but overhear," Victoria tells her brother as she arrives at the booth. "Congratulations."

"Vic, thanks," Donovan stands up and hugs her. "How are you feeling?"

"Stop asking me that," she tells him, tired of everyone asking her how she is. "I'm fine. I want to hear about you and Lukas. Tell me everything," she says as she sits down and looks over at Lukas and then Donovan.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Eva quickly walks through the hallway of the hospital trying to get to Shane's office. She hasn't been able to stop thinking about her visit with Victoria recently and she is more concerned about daughter than before; she thinks that the near rape on the pier the night of Shane's birthday party is affecting Victoria more than she realized. Victoria was short with her and Donovan and didn't look the best; if something is going on with her daughter, she needs to help her before it gets out of control.

"I hope I'm not interrupting," Eva announces to Shane as she opens the door to his office door and she sees the doctor sitting behind his desk. "But, this couldn't wait."

"I have some free time," Shane stands up and greets Eva. "What is this about?"

"Victoria," Eva replies to him. "Have you seen her lately?"

"I have," Shane nods back to her. "In fact, she was late to surgery the other day which I thought was odd because that's not how she operates. She's always on time."

Eva arches her eyebrow realizing that the reason Victoria asked her and Donovan to leave was because she had to get ready for surgery. "How did she seem when you spoke to her?"

"She seemed fine, but it's almost like she's suppressing her feelings."

"That's what I was thinking too. I think this attack on the pier is causing her more stress than she is letting on."

Shane nods back to her. "I agree," he admits to her. "I'm worried about her."

"Me too," Eva tells him. "The question is, how can we help her? How can we get through to her?"

"I wish I knew," he sighs. "But we have to Eva. We have to make sure this doesn't end badly for Victoria."

The Pampa Grill

Robin slowly makes her way up to a table that Cory is sitting at. She looks at her ex-husband for a moment and is suddenly reminded of all the years they spent together; they were some of the happiest of her life.

"Thanks for meeting me for breakfast," she says as she sits across from him. "I hope Natasha wasn't too upset that I stole you."

Cory chuckles back to her as he sets his coffee down. "Nah, she was fine. She was meeting with Robbie this morning. Some kind of family emergency."

"Isn't there always?" Robin asks him with a giggle. "It's good to see you, we should do this more often."

"I agree," Cory nods back to her. "When I got your text though, it seemed like you wanted to tell me something."

"I do," Robin admits to him. "I don't know how big of a deal it is, but I got a call from Melissa. I heard from my mother."

Cory feels the blood drain from his face as he hadn't heard the name Melissa Young in a very long time. He believed he would never hear from her again after everything she did to keep him and Robin apart, but now Robin is saying she has made contact.

"She's in Twin Peaks?" he asks her. "I can't believe this. What does she want? We aren't even together anymore!"

"I know, I know," Robin tries to calm him down. "Don't worry, she's not in town. She called me."

"To say what, exactly? Don't tell me she's finally apologizing for that crazy scheme involving Caroline Fitzpatrick and Rebecca…"

"My mother apologize?" Robin asks him back with a chuckle. "No, of course not. Like I said, I don't think it's a big deal, I just wanted you to know that she made contact."

"I appreciate that," Cory replies to her. "But, you haven't told me what she wanted."

"She called to tell me that my half-brother Nicholas has joined the priesthood."

"Nicholas did?" Cory asks him surprise. "That seems like it came from left field. Wasn't he dating that architect guy?"

"Tyrone, yes," Robin nods back to him. "I have no idea how my gay brother went from dating and living with a man to joining the priesthood."

"What did Nicholas say?"

Robin shrugs back to him. "I left him a voicemail but I never heard back from him."

"Well, thanks for telling me about Melissa. I hope she's not trying to cause any more problems."

"I don't get the feeling that she is," Robin tells him. "But, I did think you had the right to know."

"Thanks," he smiles back to her. "We can be prepared for the worst together," he tells her as she laughs with him.

***

At another table, Andy is sitting with a coffee looking at his phone. He is waiting for his guest to arrive, which when he received the request to meet for breakfast, he was rather surprised by the invite. He slowly looks up and sees Father Murphy walking up to the table.

"Good morning Father," Andy stands up to greet the priest to his table. He has never seen Father Murphy outside of St. Joseph's, so the scene is odd for him. The fact that the Father asked him for breakfast also has Andy's curiosity peaked.

"Good morning Andy," Father Murphy shakes Andy's hand before they sit across from one another. "Thank you for agreeing to this meeting."

"Of course," Andy replies to him. "I was must admit, I was surprised to hear from you."

"I can imagine," Father Murphy says back to him. "I will cut to the chase, Andy. I have many duties waiting for me at the church."

Andy listens intently, wondering what Father Murphy is going to tell him. "I am getting older Andy," he tells him. "I'm looking to retire in the very near future."

"Wow," Andy replies to him. "I don't know what we will do without you. You've handled so many special events over the years."

"That's kind of you to say," he smiles back to him. "But it's my time. But, the fact is, the church is in serious trouble. We aren't making the kind of money we used too. People tend to show up at church for those special occasions, like weddings, funerals, but the Sunday morning congregation is at an all-time low. I would imagine once I move on, and I don't use some of my own funds for daily maintenance, the church wil fall into despair."

"I'm not sure how I can assist," Andy tells him, as he listens to the story.

"I was hoping you could write a series of articles in the paper," Father Murphy reveals to him. "If the citizens of Twin Peaks could learn about the financial crisis the church is in, maybe they would be willing to open their pocket books and donate to keep the church going. What do you say? Will you write some articles?"

"I'd be more than happy to," Andy smiles back to him. "I think that's a great idea. Thank you for trusting me with this information; I will do whatever I can to help you and the church out."

Father Murphy clasps his hands together. "Wonderful," he says back to Andy.

Roboto

"Thanks for coming with me today," Abby tells Paige as they wait in Tyler's office in the Roboto tower. "I was nervous and Cheresa had a shift at the hospital."

"Don't worry about it," Paige replies to her. "I'm glad that Cheresa introduced us! I'm happy to be able to see if they select you, I know you want to be a model."

"I really do," Abby can barely contain her excitement. "I just hope they liked my submission."

Before Paige can reply, Tyler opens the door to his office and moves inside. He looks at Abby and then Paige and is thrilled that the casting call for the Gen Next House got so much traction.

"Hi ladies," he says to them. "You must be Abby?"

"Yes, thank you, Mr. Robertson," Abby stands to shake his hand.

"I must admit, your portfolio was one of the best we received," Tyler tells her, knowing that he looked at hundreds of applications already and Abby's was, by far, the best presented out of them all.

"Really?"

"Really," he reassures her. "I'd like to make you an offer to be in the Gen Next House this summer. The contract would have to be drawn up, but if you're interested…"

"I am!" Abby squeals in delight. "I can't believe this is happening! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Tyler turns his attention to Paige. "I didn't see your application," he tells his niece with a sly grin on his face.

"I didn't apply," Paige replies to him.

"Why not? I think you'd be a great addition. Are you interested?"

Paige looks at him in surprise as Abby grabs her arm. "You have to say yes!" Abby tells her. "We could do this together!"

Paige finds herself nodding back to them. "Okay, I'm interested!"

"Great," Tyler smiles back to them. "Like I said, I'll draw up the contracts. If you'll excuse me, I'll find our Human Resources rep and she can discuss it greater detail."

"Thank you again so much," Abby can't stop smiling.

Tyler leaves the office and begins to walk towards Bob's office, knowing that the HR rep is in a meeting with him and Kim.

Inside Bob's office, he hangs up the phone with the HR rep. "That went well, don't you think?"

"Yea, it's a shame she couldn't be here in person though," Kim replies to him. "The casting call will require that all the models meet with human resources."

"I agree, but that can be arranged once all the models are hired," he stands up and moves over to her. "I'm actually curious about how your meeting with Greg Lawson went."

"It went very well," Kim replies to him. "I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get all the information I need about Felicia from him."

"Excellent," Bob says as Tyler arrives at the door and listens to what they are talking about.

"That just leaves one final thing," Kim turns to her fiancé. "The device that we used, we have to get rid of it. No one can ever find it."

"You're right," Bob agrees with her. "Don't worry about it. I'll take care of it."

Outside the office, Tyler arches his eyebrow as he walks away from the door. "Device? What device?" he asks himself, wondering what they were talking about.

City Hall

Daisy sits at her desk looking over some files that are in front of her. She looks up for a moment to grab her coffee and sees a picture of her and Vinny on her wedding day. She picks up the frame for a moment and looks closer at the picture. So much has happened since that day, she realizes as she sets the frame back down on her desk.

She shuts her eyes for a moment and she is taken back to the night she and Tyler made love. She can feel his hands on her body; his lips kissing her. She jolts her eyes open when she hears the door open to her office. She looks and sees Vinny walking in, holding some campaign signs.

"Hey, I'm glad you're here," Vinny tells her, oblivious to what Daisy was just thinking about. "We have a couple of options for your signs, I'd like to get your input."

Daisy stands up and moves closer to him as she looks at the signs. "I like the Blue and Red, but do you think I should do something a little bolder?"

"It's your campaign, you're the boss," he reminds her. "Personally, I like the yellow because it is something different."

"Yea, I see your point," she nods back to him. "Let's go with the yellow."

"Great," he says back to her.

"Thank you for doing this so quickly," she looks into his eyes. "I feel like we are way ahead of the game this go around. I owe a lot of that to you."

"I'm just trying to do what I can," he replies to her. "I know how much this means to you."

"I know you do," she continues to look into his eyes. "I guess I had forgotten what a great team we make."

"That's something I never forget," he replies to her. They look at one another for a moment longer before he leans in and is about to kiss her. She shuts her eyes, but as soon as she does, Tyler's face is present.

She opens her eyes and moves away from him. "So, what's next on the agenda?" she asks him as he closes his eyes in frustration, knowing that they were so close to a breakthrough. He wonders if they will ever get back to having a real marriage again.

The Legal Offices; Natasha's Office

Natasha paces back and forth in her office as Robbie sits in the chair in front of her desk. They met this morning to discuss the bombshell that Bob laid on them the previous night: their father is once again engaged to Kim. Natasha hates that she is not happy about this because Kim has always been one of her best friends, but the fact is Bob and Kim have done nothing but hurt one another over the years. The last thing she wants is for Bob to get hurt again by this woman, and that's exactly what she thinks will happen.

"Do you want to sit down and try to talk about this?" Robbie asks his sister, who is growing anxious by her pacing.

"No," Natasha tells him. "I barely slept last night after Dad laid the news of his engagement on us. I can't believe this! What are we going to do?"

Robbie shrugs back to her. "I know you're upset, I am too, but realistically, what can we do?"

"I don't know," Natasha admits to him. "But, we have to do something. We can't let this wedding happen. You know how much Bob and Kim have done to one another over the years."

"I know," Robbie agrees with her. "I was involved in some of that hurt and despair. I just don't know what you want to do, Nat."

"Neither do I," she tells him. "But we have to do something."

"Are you suggesting we stop the wedding?" he asks his sister as they lock eyes.

"That's exactly what I'm suggesting," Natasha replies to him with intent.

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