Episode Theme song: "Dreaming
with a Broken Heart" by John Mayer
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Scene One -- The Michaels House; Chris & Trenyces Home
Daisy lays Andrew in his crib and watches him for a moment as he sleeps. Her heart is warmed by the sight of the child sleeping. Ever since Trenyce became a mother, a part of wishes she had a child. She knows its not too late for her since she is young, she still has a hard time believing that Trenyce, her young niece, has had a child before her. She walks slowly out of the bedroom and walks back downstairs holding the baby monitor. She looks around the living room and suddenly she is overcome with some emotion. She spent so many years of her life in the house married to Chris; now they are divorced and she is living in a condo in The Towers. She sits on the sofa and wonders exactly how they got to this place. Her busy work schedule leading Chris to have an affair with Danielle and Trenyce, which ultimately was the reason Terrence killed Danielle. Daisy wipes a tear from her eye and sighs. She cant think of that now, she has to think of the future and the positives.
Like Trenyce. She was so happy to get a call from her asking her to baby-sit today while Trenyce went to Twin Peaks University to apply for a fashion program. Daisy thinks that fashion would be a perfect career path for Trenyce, but knows that being a single mother and going to school will be very hard on her. Still, she is happy that Trenyce is doing something positive for herself.
The front door opens breaking Daisys train of thoughts. Chris enters and drops his briefcase, then he sees Daisy and is startled. Daisy! I wasnt expecting you to be here, he says as he takes off his jacket and hangs it on the coat rack, clearly home from the office.
Sorry, I should have called. Im babysitting Andrew. He just went down for his nap though, Daisy explains standing up. I can go, if you dont want me here.
Chris laughs, No, stay please. Trenyce doesnt really let me be around Andrew much. I think our well you know, Chris begins to mention his affair with Trenyce but realizes that its probably not the best subject with Daisy.
Shes still hurting, I know. I just wish shed realize she didnt have to, Daisy says thinking that Trenyce really does need to let the past go. Ive forgiven her, without really even talking to her about it. Somethings are just
Best left in the past. Its not that easy for some of us Daisy. We arent all like you, he says taking her hand. For what its worth though, I am sorry.
I know. You said that already, she smiles as she secretly likes him holding her hand again. For so long they have been at odds, Daisy enjoys the fact that she and Chris are able to have a real conversation again, without the fighting and tension between them. And if she lets herself admit it, she still cares for him.
Ill go put some water in the tea kettle, we can catch up while we wait for Trenyce to come back? he asks her before he smiles at her.
Id like that a lot, Daisy returns as he walks into the kitchen to start the tea.
Scene Two -- Twin Peaks General Hospital; Olivias Office
Olivia slams her file cabinet closed in frustration. Shes had a long day, mostly because she continues to battle her inner demons. She knows all too well that she lied to Helen about her baby dying and gave the infant to Cassie to pass off as hers. The longer the secret is safe, the more her conscious tells her that shes doing the wrong thing.
I just have to let it go, she tells herself as she shuts her eyes and puts her hands over her face. She longs to have Preston next to her supporting her, but they have been distant lately as they struggle to keep their children close after their criminal past has been revealed.
Bad time? Will asks as he opens the door to her office and comes in. He quickly closes the door when Olivia looks up and smiles, relieved to see a friendly face in her dire time.
Not at all, whats going on? she asks as she stands up and walks a little closer to him.
Will looks at Olivia and knows that he is there because he likes the comfort feeling he gets with her, and after the mess he is in because of Ryan, he needed to be around her. He doesnt even acknowledge the fact that he and Olivia have come close to rekindling their affair. I guess I was just stressed out, he says looking down, knowing that he couldnt stay away from her.
Me too, she admits, thinking of the entire Cassie and Helen saga. Why dont we sit down?
He moves slowly to the sofa and sits next to Olivia. He slowly looks up and their eyes meet; they both feel the electricity between them. Soon, hes right up against her and their lips are barely separated.
We cant do this, she says as she shuts her eyes and kisses Will hard and passionately.
I know, he replies kisses and as he starts to unbutton her blouse. Soon, her shirt is on the ground and he unclasps her bra, his hand immediately goes to her exposed breast.
Wait, she says pulling away from him. She smiles as she looks at Will, lust fills his face. She walks slowly over to her office door and locks it. She turns back to him and watches as he takes off his shirt and unbuttons his jeans. She walks back to the sofa and crawls on top of him. Their lips meeting again before his mouth travels down to her exposed nipple. Make love to me Will, please make love to me, she whispers as he continues to worship her body.
Scene Three -- The Wilkins Estate; Preston, Olivia & Reeses Home
Preston sits in his office reviewing a file as he is working from home today. Some days he feels like he is more productive from home and he doesnt make the trip into the law office. This seems to happen more and more now that Natasha is back working full time and she is more than capable of running the office in his absence. In reality though, Prestons mind is working over time with his role in the scheme to tell Adam and Helen that their child died, when in fact Olivia gave their child to Cassie. He realizes that Cassie was blackmailing them into assisting her, but he feels like now that they have completed the baby switch, his family will be safe once again. He knows Cassie is no longer a threat to expose them as bank robbers because she will go down with them. They can rest easy once again, although he knows that Olivia is struggling with her role in the plan. He sighs and realizes that he should reach out to his wife again. They have grown apart again lately, mostly because their children Reese and Madeline are so estranged from them. Reese has made progress recently, but Madeline is still very distant. Which is why, when he looks up and sees Madeline standing his office door way, he is surprised.
Madeline, this is a surprise, he says smiling to her as she comes in.
I was in the area, she says as she purses her lips and sits in front of him. Actually, I wanted to see you.
Preston arches his eye brow not sure of what to make with Madelines sudden interest in him again. Im listening. Whats going on?
Madeline pauses not knowing how to begin. She knows why she came to visit her father, but she isnt sure if its the right thing considering they have been so far apart lately. I know what Id like to do with my life. I mean, long term, that is. I know we havent really discussed anything like this since Ive been back in Twin Peaks, but I think its time that I get a profession. And its something that Im good at and something that Im very interested in.
Preston leans back in his chair and folds his arms, intrigued by his daughters interest in having a career, which is something he is proud of. You have my attention Madeline. You know I want the very best for you. If theres anything I can do to help
Well, actually, she says getting a small grin on her face. It would require me to have some more financial assistance. I thought you and Mom could help me, maybe, she continues putting her head down, bashful that she has to ask for help to launch her career.
What is this idea of yours? Id like to know the details before I agree to give you money to pursue it, Preston states to his daughter. He doesnt mind giving her money, but he has to ensure that its worth while. Hes just going to throw money away on something that will not pan out.
Promise to hear me out on this? Madeline requests of her father, which makes Preston think its going to be something hes not too fond of hearing. Preston nods, so Madeline continues, Id like to open a PI firm.
Private Investor Dad, Madeline says with firm look on her face. Preston smiles and laughs a little.
My little girl, a sleuth? Preston says, sounding a bit sceptical of his daughters choice.
I know what youre going to say Dad, and she starts to say, still looking down.
No you dont. I think its a great idea, he smiles to her as she looks up at him.
Really? I was thinking youre were going to try to talk me out of it, she admits to him.
If this makes you happy, then I am happy Madeline. I just want you to be happy, thats all Ive ever wanted. I doubt you would have come to me if you didnt think this would make you very happy. Im so glad that youve finally decided on a career path. I would love to help you with this.
Wow, thanks Dad, Madeline says smiling. I dont know what to say really.
Preston stands up and walks over to Madeline, whom stands up as well. He hugs her and she shuts her eyes as she accepts her fathers embrace. Do me a favour though? he says into her ear.
Madeline exits the embrace and looks at her father as she wipes a tear from her eye. Whats that Dad?
Preston takes a deep breath, You have to start to forgive your Mother and I. What we did Madeline, it was a long time ago. We were young, stupid and wanting the best for our lives.
Madeline turns around, she still has a hard time accepting that her parents are criminals. That everything about them is a lie.
And we both know that you have secrets of your own, he says, growing more stern with her.
Madeline turns and glares at him. What does that mean?
What happened in New York? After you ran away? Those years are a complete mystery to everyone.
Madeline turns back around not wanting to talk to her father about her time away. She knows that both her father and her mother would be so ashamed of her if they knew that she turned to prostitution to get by. Only that didnt last too long, she then got involved with Dave and his wicked plan.
What is it Madeline? Just tell me, I can tell that its troubling you, Preston says to her as he places his hand on his shoulder. He wants to help his daughter, who clearly still struggles with her demons.
Madeline turns and fakes a smile to her Dad, as her eyes water. Its nothing Dad. Youre right though, I need to accept you and Mom for who you are. I mean, you guys always provided Reese and I with a loving home. It wont be easy, but I will try to forgive you.
Preston hugs her again, I do love you Daddy, she says to him as they embrace.
I love you too Madeline.
Scene Four -- The Victors House; Vinny & Meggans Home
Brett paces around the living room of the large two story house worried about the day in front of him. He hasnt heard from Dave in a few days and he knows that his brother is up to no good. After everything that went down at the fundraiser a few nights ago, Brett knows that anything is now possible with his brother. He shuts his eyes and remembers talking to Dave in the back corridor only to hear someone listening to him. He opens his eyes and feels his heart skip a beat at what happened next. He walks over to the bar and pours some brandy into the crystal glass. He slams it back and is about to pour another one when he hears the front door bell ring.
Who the hell could that be? he asks himself as he walks over to the front door. He opens it and sees Robbie standing there. Robbie, this is a surprise, come in. What can I do for you?
Thanks Vinny, Robbie says as he enters the house, thinking that Brett is Vinny because Brett has been posing as Vinny for years now. Im actually here on official police business. I have a few questions for you.
Brett feels the colour from his face drain and he gulps hard. Oh really? What is this about? he asks as he walks back over to the bar. He finishes pouring another glass of brandy. Can I get you a drink?
Its a bit early for me, but thank you, Robbie replies noting the time of day that Vinny is drinking. I wont take up much of your time. This is about Meggan.
Brett slams the brandy down and takes another gulp of air. Meggan? What about her?
Robbie arches his eyebrow noting Bretts odd behaviour. Well, from my understanding, no one has seen or heard from her since the fundraiser. Do you know where she is?
Brett shuts his eyes before turning around to face Robbie. She told me she wanted to get away for awhile. I havent heard from her though. Im guessing after the entire ordeal of being in jail she just wanted to get our and live again.
Robbie makes a few notes in a small note pad before making eye contact with Brett again. He couldnt place it, but something wasnt right with Vinny this morning. There was something off. Robbie has been a cop far too long not to know when someone was hiding something from him. And Vinny was definitely hiding something.
So you havent seen or heard from her?
Okay. Well if you do hear from her, let her know that Im looking for her, Robbie explains as he puts his note pad away.
Will do. Is she in some kind of trouble?
I hope not. Im just worried about her, thats all. Its not like her to just disappear and not leave her phone on or let anyone, including her husband, where she is. Well be in touch Vinny. Have a good day, Robbie says before he turns around and leaves.
Brett turns around and pours another glass of brandy. He hears the front door slam shut and then he picks up the glass of brandy and drinks about half of it. The third glass hits him a little harder. He throws the glass against the wall, shattering the crystal and watches the rest of the brandy roll down the wall.
Damn it! he yells in frustration. He walks over to the phone and dials a number. Dave? Its me. Im freaking out! The cops are now looking for Meggan!
Scene Five -- Twin Peaks General Hospital; Olivias Office
Will holds a naked Olivia in his arms on her sofa in her office as they lay together in the aftermath of making, hot, passionate love. He feels her heart beat in her chest slowly return to normal and he looks at her and smiles.
I had missed you, he whispers to her.
She rolls her hand over his bare chest and smiles back at him, I missed you too. You make me feel so alive Will. No man makes me feel like this.
Good, I like making you feel good, he says as he kisses her softly.
She pulls out of the kiss and gets off the sofa and starts to dress herself. So, what now? We cant keep doing this Will, she says as much as it pains her to do so. Madeline and Preston, theyll get hurt. I cant hurt my family.
I think we both know we cant just stop Olivia. This has taken over us. This is more than just a sexual thing, right? Will says sitting up on the sofa.
Olivia turns around from Will and shudders. Could she really have feelings for her daughters boyfriend? She had never really thought of it before but the thought scares her. How can she hurt her family like this? What would Preston say? What would he do? What about Madeline and Reese for that matter?
I dont know Will. I cant hurt my family, she replies to him.
He stands up and walks up behind her and holds her. Its okay. Im not saying we have to make any decisions right away. I know its a complicated situation. Lets just go slowly okay, he says as he holds her. Whatever you need from me, Im here for you.
She turns to him and smiles. Thank you. I think I just need some time to sort this out.
Will leans in and kisses her again. His tongue enters her mouth and soon shes falling into him again. Take all the time you need. I know you feel what I do, he whispers to her. I should go though.
Okay. Well be in touch?
Absolutely, he winks at her as he proceeds to get dressed.
Scene Six -- The Sugarbowl
Reese takes a drink of his latte and looks down at the paper work that sits on the table he is sitting at. He feels his heart skip a beat as he looks down again; its an application form for a scholarship at UCLA. While the idea of going to university has been in his mind since he graduated high school, things got complicated for him in the last year as he and Andy embarked on a relationship and all the drama that followed with it. Now, he is ready to go and get an education and pursue volleyball, which is the scholarship he is applying for. He signs his name on the bottom and places the application form into the self-addressed stamped envelope. He looks up and sees Andy enter the coffeehouse, so he quickly hides the application form in his bag.
Andy notices Reese and approaches him with a smile on his face, Hey Reese!
Andy, hi. How goes?
Im good, can I sit with you?
Sure, Reese replies extending his hand out to the open chair.
Thanks, I wasnt sure youd want to see me. The last time you did, you were pretty upset with me, Andy notes recalling when Trenyce revealed the entire truth to Reese about her knowing that he is gay and that they knew all along that Andy isnt Andrews father.
Do you blame me? You put her happiness before mine before ours. I guess I just thought that we were more than that. I thought we had something special, Reese says, attempting not to sound too bitter.
Andy grabs Reeses hand that is laying on the table, You are special to me, he says getting some tears in his eyes. I cant explain what happened Reese. I guess I didnt want Trenyce to be hurt and alone. I know it was stupid of me
Yea it was. Very. I dont think youll ever know the hurt you put me through. But you know what Andy? Its okay. Ive learned a lot about myself and relationships this past year. I needed to grow up. We both did.
Andy looks away knowing that what Reese is saying is true. He did have to grow up, and he has. He knows that when hes in a relationship nothing should come before the relationship and the person he is involved with.
I wish I could make it up to you, Andy whispers over to him. He turns and his eyes meet with Reeses. While Reese tries to hide it, he can still feel a connection with Andy when their eyes meet. Andy catches the glimmer in Reeses eyes, Why dont you come over later? Kims working late we could have dinner. Reconnect and stuff
Andy holds his breathe as he waits for Reese to respond to his proposition of a date. Reese sighs heavily knowing that it would easy to tell Andy to go to hell, but a part of him still cares for him, a lot.
Hows seven? he grins over at Andy.
Scene Seven -- The Michaels House; Chris, Trenyce & Andrews Home
Trenyce drives her car into the driveway of her home that she shares with Chris. She shuts off the engine and smiles to herself. She just finished applying for school that she could start in January, something she never thought she would actually do. Since having Andrew, however, she realizes that she needs a steady job to give him the life that he deserves. Going to school, fashion school, is the first step in doing that. She steps out of the car and looks back at the walk way and sees Victoria emerging from her car. Victoria spots Trenyce and waves over to her.
Victoria, hey, whats up? Trenyce says as they meet at the staircase up to the front door.
I was just in the neighbourhood and was hoping to see Chris, Victoria replies to Trenyce.
Oh, okay. I doubt he is home. I think just my Aunt is here. She was babysitting Andrew for me this morning. You can come in and wait for Chris though, if youd like too, Trenyce says as she heads up the stairs to the door.
Thanks, I will, Victoria replies following Trenyces lead.
Trenyce unlocks the door and enters the house. She quickly enters the living room and freezes, with Victoria doing the same. Daisy, Chris and Andrew are together on the floor playing with some baby toys. The threesome looks like the picture perfect family. Trenyce sees Chris hold Andrews hand and feels her stomach turn inside. Her worst dream is possibly coming true right now, she realizes. She has never wanted Christ o be close to Andrew, it just gets too close to the truth for her. She still has the fear driven in her that Chris would take Andrew away from her if he knew that he was his father.
Meanwhile, Victoria cant help but feel awkward, seeing her lover interact with his ex-wife and a small child. Despite Chris reassuring her, she cant help but feel that maybe there are some lingering feelings there.
Daisy looks over and sees Trenyce and smiles, oblivious to her tension. Hey! Howd it go at school?
Trenyce fakes a smile and walks over to Andrew and picks him up quickly. It was great. I should hear back soon. Hows my baby boy? she says looking at Andrew and turning her back to Chris. Both Chris and Daisy can feel the tension with Trenyce and wonder whats gotten into her.
Is everything okay, Daisy asks her standing up and coming behind her niece.
Im fine. Im going to take Andrew for a walk. Its so beautiful outside, Trenyce replies walking away from Daisy and into the other room to get Andrew ready for his walk. In reality, she just wants to get her son away from Chris.
Daisy smiles in confusion as Trenyce leaves the room. Well, that was interesting, she notes aloud. She realizes that Victoria is still standing in the doorway, keeping to herself. Well I guess I should be going. Thanks for helping me baby-sit Chris.
Anytime Daisy. It was nice to see you, he replies as Daisy gathers her things. He watches her every move as she prepares to leave. While he can deny it, he knows that he still have some feelings for Daisy, he always will. And when he spends the afternoon with her, those feelings are stirred.
As Daisy leaves the house, Victoria enters the living room . I didnt mean to interrupt anything, she says, still feeling jealous. Chris still watches Daisy until she has left the house. Then he refocuses his attention on Victoria, the woman standing in front of him.
You didnt interrupt. I came home and Daisy was here. I just helped her with the baby. How are you doing? he says coming up to her and hugging her, not wanting her to see how he wants to go after Daisy and tell her that she didnt have to rush away. He takes a deep breath as he embraces Victoria, which she feels him do.
Im okay, she says as she hugs him back. Shes not lying, but something inside of her tells her that Chris and Daisy were doing more than just babysitting. She doesnt think they were having an affair, but she somehow knows that deep down they both have feelings for each other. Very strong feelings for each other.
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