Episode 1020
Keeps Spinning Me Out
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: January 31, 2024

Episode Theme song: "Wait" Troye Sivan

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Adam proposed to Helen, who told him no
- Dawn told Trenyce she was risking losing Cheresa by making her lie to Chris
- Trenyce suggested to Daisy that she look into Vinny's will to help with her financial situation
- Leah and Jeff learned that Bryce and Ethan were their children
- Tyler wondered if Frederick was alive

The Robertson House; Leah & Paige's Home

There's an uneasy silence that fills the living room of Leah's home while she brings in a pot of coffee and sits on the coffee table before she looks at the sofa where Bryce and Ethan are sitting next to one another. She almost can't believe that just a few short hours ago, Greg confirmed that Bryce is Noah, the son she thought died years ago, and that Ethan is the child that she gave birth too while she was at the winery in Santa Barbara. The fact that her children, her sons, are sitting in front of her is truly something she never thought would happen.

"I…I don't know if you guys wanted cream or sugar, but I brought some in case you like it in your coffee," Leah smiles to her children before she looks back at Jeff, who is sitting across from his sons. "Jeff, can I get you a coffee?"

"Sure," Jeff replies to her. "You two," he says looking over at Bryce and Ethan. "Are being very quiet. Is everything okay?"

Ethan and Bryce uneasily look at one another before they look back at Leah and then Jeff. "This is all … just … overwhelming," Bryce admits to them. "I don't know how to handle the fact that my real name is Noah, and everyone thought that I was killed in a hit and run when I was a child."

"I'm kinda in the same boat as Bryce," Ethan tells them. "This is surreal and … I mean…I'm married to my sister! This is batshit crazy!"

Leah uneasily chuckles back to them. "That's why we have to break the ice; we have to get to know one another."

"I…I don't think that I can do this right now," Ethan admits as he stands up and looks at his new found parents. "I need time to get my head wrapped around this!"

"I agree with Ethan," Bryce says as he stands next to his new brother. "I think it would be best if all we just take time to understand what has happened."

"We can do that together, over coffee," Jeff moves closer to his children. "Come on, just stay for a cup? What do you say? One cup of coffee with your parents?"

The Pink Flamingo at the River Rock Casino

"I knew that this was a possibility, but I am absolutely stunned that Bryce is actually Noah," a flabbergasted Eva admits to Victoria as they sit across from one another in the restaurant with a bottle of white wine on the table. Victoria just finished filling in her mother on the on-goings with Leah, Jeff, Ethan and Bryce; everyone is truly in shock that Frederick, somehow, faked Noah's death and that he is really alive and well.

Victoria takes a sip of her wine as she nods back to her mother. "Frederick is a cruel and twisted man, we both know that firsthand. He saw an opportunity to mess with people's lives and he took full advantage."

"You can say that again," Eva sighs back to him. "I am also someone that he manipulated. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am glad that he saved my life, but he only did that because he wanted to me to wear that damn mask that looked like Barbara Mills so I could convince Felicia that she should be with Frederick!"

"I know, thank goodness we got out you of that situation," Victoria replies to her. "And now Bryce, his entire world has been turned upside down because of Frederick. I'm worried about how he will take this, Mom. I really am."

Eva gets a sly grin on her face. "You know, for a woman that isn't sure about her future with her husband, you certainly do still care for him."

Victoria chuckles back to her. "Of course, I do. And I will tell him that I will be there for him during this time because he's going to need all the support he can get right now."


At another table, Dawn and Helen sit across from one another with a plate of chilled prawns in front of them. Dawn was excited to get the lunch invitation from her mother today because she knows that she and Adam have been growing closer lately and she hopes that Helen has some good news for her.

"So, tell me," Dawn chuckles over to her mother. "How was your dinner date with Dad?"

Helen gulps back to her before she takes a sip of her iced tea. "It was really lovely," she replies to her before she puts one of the prawns in her mouth. "Adam really pulled out all the stops to have a nice moment for us."

"I'm so happy to hear that, Mom. You and Dad growing closer again, it's what I've always wanted."

"I know it is baby," Helen says back to her. "You should know that your Dad, he bought me an engagement ring; your father asked me to marry him."

"What?" Dawn gasps back in surprise. "Oh my goodness! I am so excited, Mom! You and Dad aren't only back together, but also getting married! This is the best day ever!"

"Calm down," Helen uneasily chuckles back to her. "I…I turned him down. I didn't say that I would marry Adam again."

Dawn looks back at her mother in shock. "Why would you do that, Mom? This is our chance to be a family!"

"I know how you feel Dawn," Helen tells her quickly. "But I just ended a relationship with a man that tried to kill you! I'm…I'm in no position to get back into a relationship right now, regardless of whether or not it is with Adam or not."

"I think you're making a huge mistake," Dawn says back to her mother. "Dad is nothing like Dale, and you know that! Please, I'm begging you, don't let this chance to be with Dad slip away, not after everything we have been through!"

The Sugarbowl

"It sounds like you created the perfect romantic dinner for you and Helen," Max tells his father as they sit across from one another in the back booth of the coffeehouse, each with a latte in front of them. Max has been impressed by details of the night that his father set up for Helen. "She must have been putty in your hands."

Adam uneasily chuckles back to him as he takes a sip of his latte. "Things were going well, until…"

"Until? I can't imagine how anything would have gone wrong."

"I proposed," Adam reveals to his son. "I asked Helen to marry me."

"I am not sure how asking the woman you love to marry you is something that went wrong?" a confused Max asks his father.

"It went wrong because Helen rejected me; she turned me down flat."

Max's mouth opens in shock as that was the last thing that he expected to hear from his father. "Whoa," Max says. "I didn't see that coming. How'd you react?"

Adam shrugs back to him quickly. "How do you think I reacted? I was dumbfounded and then she took off leaving me alone. I haven't spoken to her since."

"Did she give you a reason as to why she didn't want to marry you?"

"She said everything has happened so quickly and that her last relationship was with a monster," Adam sighs back to him. "Which I get, but she has to know that I am nothing like Dale Cunningham."

"She knows that," Max replies to him quickly. "I think you just have to give her time, Dad. Helen loves you, she's probably just worried about how quickly things are progressing. I still think you have a great chance to be with her, you just can't give up."

The Davenport House; Chris & Trenyce's Home

"When was the last time we spent the morning in bed together?" Chris chuckles as he lays back in the bed that he shares with Trenyce. His chest is glistening with sweat as they just finished making love; they are alone since the nanny took BJ and Tinah out for the morning, giving the couple some much-needed alone time.

Trenyce giggles back to him. "It's been a while and I am not complaining, I have needed this. I wish every morning could be making love over and over again."

Chris looks over at her with a twinkle in his eyes. "If only we didn't have those two rug rats to take of."

"Hey, they aren't that bad," she replies to him.

"You're right, I have just enjoy this time with you, Trey. We need to make time for us."

"It is always great to connect with you this way," Trenyce licks her lips her. "I love showing you how much I love you."

"I love you too baby," Chris leans over and kisses her on her lips. "More than you'll ever know. And I know that nothing will ever break us up. We are perfect together."

Trenyce forces a smile on her face as she remembers how she convinced Cheresa to keep quiet about her affair with Andrew, but Dawn told Trenyce that by doing that, she might lose her daughter forever as the secret is starting to eat away at her. Trenyce hopes that Cheresa can keep it together because her life, right now, is perfect.

"You're right," Trenyce finally replies to him. "We are meant to be together. And nothing will ever change that."

Twin Peaks Law Courts

On the third level of the law court building, there are some private legal offices, including one for Lois Kam. She is sitting behind her desk while Daisy and Andrew are across from her as they reached out to her to see if there was any thing in Vinny's will about leaving them money. They are both hopeful because, if they did get an inheritance, they could pay off Antonio and, finally, leave the casino.

"You see, because Vinny's will has been held in probation, it has taken a while to get finalized," Lois finally says as she looks at her laptop screen.

"What does that mean, exactly?" Andrew asks her as he grabs Daisy's hand, hoping for some good news.

"It is when the deceased was involved in criminal activity," Lois explains to them. "We want to ensure that everything that is being handed out in the estate was legally Vinny's; if there were any criminal monies or objects, they would be not be given out as part of the estate."

"And Lord knows, Vinny had turned over to the dark side the last few months of his life," Daisy sighs back to him, thinking about how far Vinny went after her affair to Tyler was exposed. "So, tell us, Ms. Kam, does the will say that either myself, or Andrew, are going to receive anything, once the will out of probate?"

Lois purses her lips together. "Right now, it does state that both of you will receive a sum of money, but, I am not comfortable sharing the dollar amount because we don't know what the courts will uncover."

Andrew and Daisy look at one another with smiles on their faces. "That's fair, thank you for your time," Andrew tells the lawyer. "And please, keep us updated on this. Daisy and I, we could really use some more good news."

Dominick's Townhouse

Abby scurries to the front door of the home that she lives in with Dominick as she heard the doorbell ring. She came home to try to wrap her head around the fact that Ethan is Leah and Jeff's son after all; once the truth came out, she left so the family could be alone together, but the fact is, she also needed time to adjust to this.

"Eva, this...this is a surprise," Abby says with an arched eyebrow when she sees the older woman standing on the otherside of the door.

"Is it?" Eva asks her as she moves into the living room. "I thought it was high time we got some things straight, Abby."

"By all means, come in then," Abby rolls her eyes as she slams the door closed and follows Eva into the living room. "I am assuming that this has to do with Dominick?"

"You're clever," Eva purses her lips together as she puts her hand on her hip. "Listen to me, I have no idea how you got Dominick to marry you after my death, but that will end now. I am back, and I am the rightful Mrs. Dominick Robertson."

Abby chuckles. "How I got Dominick to marry him? Oh sweetie, Dominick fell head over heels in love with me. Not that it was hard, you were screwing around on him while you were married to him; he needed a woman like me to treat him the way he deserved."

"You don't know the first thign about my marriage," Eva quickly tells her. "And what have you done for Dominick since he fell into a coma? That's right, not a damn thing. That's why I'm here, little girl, to tell you that as Dominick's wife, I will do everything in my power to ensure he comes back to us! I will not stop until Dominick comes out of that coma!"

Abby gulps heavily knowing that if Dominick wakes up, he could remember everything that she did before his stroke; if that happens, she truly could lose everything. That being said, she knows that she has to put up a front with Eva, and the rest of Dominick's family.

"Whatever I can do to help my husband come out of that coma, I'm happy to do."

"Good I'm glad to hear that," Eva smiles back to her. "But he's my husband, not yours, and you'll be good to remember that moving forward."

The Robertson House; Leah & Paige's Home

Ethan and Bryce uneasily look back at Jeff and Leah, who are pleading with them to stay and have a cup of coffee with them. Neither one, however, is feeling very comfortable as they are still rattled by the fact that they are in front of their parents.

Before anyone can say anything, Tyler appears in the living room. "Hey everyone, the front door was open, I hope you don't mind that I came in?"

Leah moves up to her brother and hugs him. "No, of course not," she tells him as they exit their embrace. "This is perfect timing because we found out that Noah and Ethan are our children earlier today; guys, this is your uncle Tyler."

Bryce and Ethan look back at Tyler. "I can't believe that my friend from college is my uncle," Ethan shakes his head in horror. "This is too much! I…I have to go…"

"I'm sorry but I am in the same boat," Bryce says as he rushes after Ethan.

Leah gets water in her eyes as she hears the front door slam closed. Jeff moves up to her and hugs her as a tear falls down her cheek. "Have we lost our children when we just got them back? Oh God, this is going to be hard!"

"We just have to give them time," Jeff encourages her, as they exit their embrace.

"He's right," Tyler tells his sister. "They just had their world's turned upside down; give them some time."

"I hate Frederick for this," Leah grits her teeth to her family. "That son of a bitch deserves to rot in hell for this!"

Tyler gulps heavily, knowing that he has a theory that Frederick might be alive as he has faked his death before. He knows that he can't tell anyone this theory until he gets proof because he doesn't want to get anyone's hopes that Felicia might also be alive; one way, he has to figure out the truth, he realizes.

An Undisclosed Location

A cell phone rest on a table in a room that is pretty dark. There's comb webs around and a few candles in the small room. The screen lights up with an incoming message and a hand grabs the phone to read the message.

"The truth is out," the message reads. "Leah knows that Bryce is Noah, and that Ethan is her long-lost son."

The cell phone is returned to the small wooden desk and the figure moves closer to the candle stick. The flame illuminates the face of Frederick, who gets a sly grin on his face.

"Too bad I'm dead, otherwise this would be fun to watch play out," he whispers to himself before he starts to chuckle.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Madeline confronts Clayton
- Paige makes a bold decision
- Tyler's investigation continues

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