Episode 1027
Praying that We Don't Exist
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 10, 2024

Episode Theme song: "We" Arcade Fire

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Worried that the police would think Andy killed Clayton, Nicholas agreed to help Andy hide Clayton's dead body
- Jacob called Antonio to tell him about Isabelle's miscarriage
- Adam proposed to Helen, but she turned him down
- Dawn and Cheresa celebrated her getting a new job
- Donovan and Sergio saw Jasper at the Palm in Mexico
- Victoria continued to keep Bryce at arm's length due to trust issues
- Robbie and Kim realized that they need to figure out what they want with their future

The Victors Mansion

There is a full moon in the sky as Andy parks his car on the back side of the Victors mansion. He looks over at Nicholas, who is dressed in all black, before he looks into the backseat, where the white sheet is still covering Clayton's dead body. Everything, earlier, at the mansion seemingly happened so very quickly. Nicholas and Andy had reunited, and made love, after the DNA test proved that Clayton wasn't a Wilkins, which means he had been lying to everyone for years. Shortly after, Clayton arrived at the mansion and demanded to talk to the men, who asked him to leave. Frustrated, Clayton grabbed a fire poker and attacked Nicholas! Andy, thinking quickly, grabbed a vase and dropped it over Clayton's head, but as he fell to the ground, he ended up stabbed by the fire poker and when Andy checked his pulse, he was dead. Andy, worried that the police wouldn't believe it was self-defense because of the history, convinced Nicholas that they would have dispose of the body.

"Are you ready to do this?" Andy asks Nicholas, who turns to him with his pale face.

"Where the hell are we? What is this place?" Nicholas asks him uneasily.

"This mansion?" Andy replies to him quickly. "It's the Victors mansion. A lot of insane stuff has happened here over the years, but since Vinny Victors and Frederick Richardson are both dead, it's abandoned. It's the perfect place to bury and hide Clayton's body. No one ever comes out here."

"I'm beginning to have second thoughts about this," Nicholas admits to him.

"Please," Andy grabs his lover's hand. "Help me with this. You know after everything that happened with Clayton, including his pending lawsuit, the police wouldn't believe that his death was self-defense. They would believe that I, that we, killed him. Nicholas, this is the only way out."

Nicholas takes a deep breath. "Okay, let's get this over with, okay?"

Andy nods back to him as he opens the door and prepares to drag Clayton's body to a location where they can use the shovel's they brought to bury him.

The Lawson Estate; Greg & Cheresa's Home

"I got so caught up in the excitement of you getting a new position, that I completely forgot that it was Valentine's Day," Dawn chuckles to Cheresa as she comes back into her girlfriend's bedroom at the Lawson estate. Earlier in the evening, Dawn was thrilled for Cheresa after she got offered a job at the hospital that she had applied for; to celebrate, they made love and in the afterglow, Dawn realized that it was Valentine's day, so she went to the kitchen and has brought back some chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne.

"Oh, but you were able to rustle up some bubbles and food?" Cheresa chuckles back to her as she sits up in the bed. "That looks incredible."

"We are in such a great place," Dawn sits next to her as she sets the tray down on the bed. "I couldn't let this special day go by without showing you how much I love you."

Cheresa picks up one of the strawberries and takes a bite of it. "You spoil me, Dawn. But I love you too. This day, it is to celebrate love, but I feel like we celebrate one another every day."

Dawn chuckles back to her. "You're so sappy," she playfully slaps her arm. "How about some champagne?"

"Sure," Cheresa replies as she grabs the bottle and prepares to open it. "Anything for my Valentine."

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

Helen wraps her body with a red robe as she rushes down the stairs of her home that she lives in with Dawn. She can hear the doorbell ringing, which is surprising to her because it is late into the night. She wonders who could be trying to see her so late on Valentine's Day.

She opens the door and is startled to see Adam standing outside. "Adam, what are you doing here at this hour?" she asks him, recalling how the last time she saw him, he had proposed to her and she turned him down because she didn't want to be hurt again.

"I had to see you, especially today," Adam replies to her as he moves into foyer of the house. "It's Valentine's Day."

"I know what day it is," Helen says as she closes the door behind him. "Do you know what time it is?"

"Helen," Adam turns to look at her. "The last time we were together, you said that you didn't want to be hurt and that's why you couldn't marry me."

"I remember."

"But I'm here to tell you that, I will never hurt you," Adam tells her. "I love you, and I have something for you that will prove that."

Helen moves closer to him. "What is it? What do you have for me?"

Adam grabs Helen's hand and places it on his chest. "Do you feel that?" he whispers to her. "That's my heart beating, Helen. It's beating for you, today, tomorrow and forever."

"Adam…" Helen begins to say as she gets tears in her eyes.

"This is our chance Helen," Adam continues to tell her as he pulls out the same engagement ring from his pocket. "This is our chance to finally put everything back together. You, me, our family, forever. I love you, please, please tell me that you will marry me?"

Helen looks back at Adam as a tear falls down her cheek. She can feel the love that he has for her, so she finds herself nodding back to him. "Yes, Adam," she says as some more tears fall from her eyes. "I will marry you. I will be your wife, again."

Adam smiles back to her. "You will?" he asks her as she nods back to him. "Oh, you've made me so happy," he says as he hugs her before they share a passionate kiss together.

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

Bryce steps off the elevator and moves towards the front door of the condo that he shares with Victoria. He had been at the Pink Flamingo earlier having a nightcap with Ethan as they are both struggling with the fact that Leah and Jeff are their parents. Soon, he realized how late it was and decided to come home, but he remembered that it was Valentine's Day, so he stopped to get Victoria some red roses, which he has in his hands.

He opens the door to the condo and moves inside. "Vic, are you still awake?" he whispers, not wanting to wake his wife if she was already sleeping.

Victoria emerges from the living room and smiles at him. "I'm awake, what's all this?" she asks pointing to the flowers.

"Happy Valentine's Day," he tells her as he passes her the roses. "I almost forget; I'm lucky that the florist on Denman street still had some roses. I got the last bouquet."

"They are beautiful, thank you," Victoria smells the roses. "I'll get a vase for them."

Bryce follows Victoria into the kitchen, where she is putting the roses in a vase. "Thank you for doing this, it's a nice gesture."

"I know things have been tense with us lately, Victoria, and that is my fault," he tells her. "But you're my wife, and I wanted to show you that I do love you on Valentine's Day."

"Thank you," Victoria says back to him. "It is a nice gesture, but I am still not able to fully recommit to you, to us, just yet. I'm still working on my trust issues."

"I get it," Bryce uneasily nods back to her. "But I'm here if you need to talk. And again, Happy Valentine's Day."

The Calimo Mansion

"It is our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife again," Robbie chuckles to Kim as he passes her a glass of champagne and then sits next to her on the sofa in the living room of the Calimo mansion. "After everything that's happened these last few months, this almost seems surreal."

Kim takes a sip of her champagne as she thinks about how after she was shot, Robbie annulled his marriage to Madeline so he could marry her as everyone thought that she was going to die. When she came out of her coma, she was surprised to learn of the marriage, and they have been trying to navigate what their future looks like now. "I know you've wanted to talk about our future for a while," Kim finally says back to him. "I don't think there's a better time then now?"

Robbie nods back to her. "We have to be completely honest with one another," he says back to her. "Because we decide will also impact Greg and Madeline's futures."

"I know and I don't want to hurt anyone," Kim admits to him. "But, if I am honest with you, Robbie, I never stopped loving you. When I asked for the divorce, it was because I was upset over the miscarriage."

Robbie grabs her hand and kisses it. "I know that," looks into her eyes. "And I will never forgive myself for that, but I guess time has healed those wounds?"

"They have."

"I'm happy to hear you say that," he replies to her. "Because, the truth is, I never stopped loving you either."

Kim feels her eyes swell with water. "Does that mean?"

"I think we should make our marriage work," Robbie says as he caresses her cheek. "If you want too?"

"I want too," Kim nods back to him as a tear falls down her cheek. "I want our marriage to work, Robbie!"

Robbie doesn't respond with words, instead he leans in and gives her a passionate kiss on her lips.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Antonio quickly moves down the hallway of the hospital. His evening was going incredibly well as he had a successful romantic dinner with Robin, which ended in them making love for the first time. Shortly after, however, he got a call from Jacob advising him that Isabelle was in the hospital as she fell down the stairs at the Calimo mansion, which resulted in her suffering a miscarriage. He left Robin's side and make a beeline to the hospital.

He opens the door to his daughter's hospital room and sees her in the bed. "My beautiful girl," he rushes up to her and kneels down to hug her. "I came as soon as I heard."

Isabelle wraps her arms around Antonio's body and starts to weep. "It's okay, let it out," Antonio whispers to her as Isabelle continues to weep into him. "I'm here my beauty."

Isabelle finally stops weeping enough to exit the embrace. She looks back into her father's eyes. "Thank you for coming."

"You know I wouldn't stay away," Antonio replies to her. "How are you feeling?"

Isabelle shrugs her shoulders back to him. "Physically I am fine," she admits to him. "But, the baby, Daddy, the baby."

"I know my beauty," Antonio grabs her hand. "I know how excited you were for this child. Just try to remember, that you're a young, beautiful, healthy woman; there will be plenty of time for that again."

Isabelle tries to force a smile on her face. "I know, this…it just doesn't seem fair."

"We will get through this together, Isabelle. Jacob and I, we will not leave your side, not for a second."

The Palm; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Donovan stands frozen in the Palm nightclub in old town Puerta Vallarta as he can see Jasper sitting with a drink in front of him, waiting for the drag show to begin. After months of wondering where his former nanny went, Donovan almost can't believe that he is a few feet away from him. The thoughts of getting Olly back immediately start to creep into his mind.

He looks back at Sergio. "We have to tell Lukas and Meggan that Jasper is here," he whispers to the police detective, recalling their plan to notify the club owner if they saw Jasper, and he would tell Lukas and Meggan.

Sergio nods back to him. "You stay here," he informs him. "I'll find the club owner and then we can approach Jasper together."

"Okay, okay," Donovan replies to him as he starts to twiddle his fingers as he tries to remain calm.

Donovan turns back and looks at Jasper again, who chuckles to the guy next time before he takes a swig of his beer. Donovan hates that Jasper is living his best life, all the while he has Olly, likely back at his apartment building. He realizes that he is forcing himself not to rush up to Jasper to confront him.

Suddenly, however, Jasper looks to the back of the club and spots Donovan standing there. Jasper feels the blood drain from his face and gulps heavily. He looks to his friend and whispers something in his ear. Then, without warning, Jasper stands up and rushes out of the club.

Donovan sees the action unfolding. "Hey, stop!" Donovan yells as he starts to rush after Jasper. "Jasper, stop!"

The Victors Mansion

Nicholas and Andy finish throwing dirt on the place where they buried Clayton's body. Nicholas takes a deep breath and puts his shovel into the dirt.

"Do you think we buried him deep enough?" he asks Andy, who wipes his sweaty brow.

"I think so," Andy nods back to him. "No one knows that Clayton came to the mansion; no one knows that I killed him, and no one knows that we are here right now. So, we are in the clear, Nicholas. This will stay between us, forever."

Nicholas uneasily gulps back to him. "You're right. Okay, let's get the hell out of here. This place gives me the creeps."

"You don't have to tell me twice," Andy replies to him. "But Nicholas, thank you. I couldn't have done this without you."

Nicholas forces a smile on his face. "Don't mention it again, okay? Our secret?"

Andy nods back to him as they start to walk back to their car. Meanwhile, at the gravesite, Clayton's hand pops out of the dirt, grasping for some form of life, while the bright full moon shines down.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Jacob asks Isabelle about her fall
- The race is on to stop Jasper
- Eva meets with a specialist

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