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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: April 27, 2011
 

Episode Theme song: "Sometimes [I Wish]" by City & Colour
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Andrew’s custody hearing took place
- Madeline told Preston the truth about Olivia and Will’s affair
- Helen and Cassie left the cabin; before leaving, Cassie ripped out the brakes from Olivia’s car as Olivia wanted to tell the truth about the baby switch
- Meggan fell off the wagon

Scene One -- The Courthouse

Daisy walks slowly in the small garden out front of the courthouse. She needs some air after the last few people took the stand at the custody hearing. Since Judge Ross is making his final decision, she thought now would be a good time to get the air. She can’t forgot her own testimony and how she threw Chris under the bus for his affairs with Danielle and Trenyce. She knows that Chris is at fault for his deviance, but she also can’t get his testimony out of her mind. All he wants is to be a good father to Andrew, and how long should be pay for his mistakes? She looks up to the sky as feels a rain drop hit her forehead. The dark skies above only reflect how she’s feeling inside. “What have I done?” she asks herself, not sure if she can live with herself for keeping a child away from his parent.

“Hey, do you want to come under my umbrella?” Chris calls out to Daisy, as he walks by and spots her in the garden, as the rain intensifies. Like Daisy, he needed some air after the intense testimonies earlier.

“Thanks,” Daisy replies rushing over to him so she doesn’t get any wetter. “It looks like we are in for another down pour.”

“Yup.”

They start to walk back to the front door of the courthouse in an awkward silence. Daisy can feel him so close to her and memories of their life together come flooding back to her. She puts her head down, ashamed of her actions earlier on the witness stand. Chris notes that something is up with his ex-wife and stops walking. “Are you okay?”

“No,” Daisy admits looking up with water in her eyes. “This entire situation is out of hand, don’t you think?”

Chris looks at her and wipes her face with his hand to take away a tear. “It’s been crazy for awhile now Daisy. I don’t know how we got to this place, but it sure feels like a far away from where we once were.” He pauses before continuing, “All I want is to have the chance to be a father to my son.”

“I know. I’m so sorry,” she whispers. “I…I realized after what I heard you say on the stand that you’re right. You should have a chance to be apart of Andrew’s life. I’m sorry for continuing to blame you for everything that happened with our marriage. That shouldn’t change the fact that you’re a father now. I just want Andrew in a good environment.”

Chris pauses before replying; this is part of the reason he fell in love with Daisy in the first place. She is completely unselfish and always admits when she is wrong. “Thank you. That means a lot to me.”

Before she can respond, Trenyce walks outside and sees the two of them together. Her mind immediately races, wondering what is going on. “Daisy? The judge has made his ruling,” she calls out to them uneasily. “Are you okay?”

Daisy nods and smiles as she wipes her tears. “I’m fine. Are you okay?” Trenyce just nods and watches Daisy enter the courthouse. She looks back and sees Chris; their eyes meet for a brief moment before Trenyce turns and enters the courthouse again. She sees Daisy go over to Andrew’s stroller and ensure that he’s okay.

“When was he last fed?” she asks Trenyce turning to her.

“I just finished.”

“Oh good. He should sleep for a couple of hours then. Let’s put the warmer blanket on him though, it’s chilly outside,” Daisy says as she pulls out another blanket to be placed on Andrew.

“We should get inside,” Trenyce tells her as she watches Daisy push the stroller into the courtroom. Daisy keeps Andrew next to her and her seat, as Trencye sits next to Lois Kam. Chris slowly walks over to his chair. He stops and looks over at Daisy, then to Trenyce before making his way over to his seat next to Preston. Trenyce can’t help but notice Chris watching her and Daisy. Trencye moves her eyes back to Daisy, who looks at Andrew. Trenyce can’t help but feel scared about losing her son. She couldn’t bear not seeing him. She spots Chris entering the court house and suddenly it dawns on her: that’s how Chris has been feeling. She feels herself get warm and her heartbeat quicken.

Chris sits next to Preston, “What are thoughts?”

“I think we have a good chance Chris,” Preston replies to him, giving him half a smile. “Listen, I have to leave right after the ruling. I have to head to go see my wife. Don’t be alarmed if I bolt right after,” Preston tells him knowing that he has been going crazy since he learned of Olivia’s affair with Will.

“Okay, that’s cool,” Chris responds. “Let me thank you now for everything you’ve done for me.”

“All raise,” the court bailiff says as Judge Ross walks back into the courtroom and takes his seat.

“Be seated,” Judge Ross tells everyone. “This has been a most interesting case. Both parties have pasts that have been less than perfect, but it leads to the question, who is fit to raise the little boy in question?”

Trenyce gets tears in her eyes as Judge Ross continues his speech. She looks over at Chris again, who turns and looks at her. She turns back and sees Daisy again, still looking in on Andrew. Out of no where, Trenyce stands up, “Wait! Wait! Your honour, please hear me out!”

Lois Kam and Preston both stand to object, but Judge Ross motions for them to stop. “What is it Ms. Davenport?”

Trenyce moves out from around her seat and looks at the judge, tears in her eyes. “I don’t want to lose my son. And I know that Chris doesn’t want to lose Andrew either. I have this crazy idea,” she says through a stream of tears. “What if my Aunt Daisy got custody of Andrew? Daisy is a half way point between Chris and I, we could make it work that way.”

Judge Ross looks over at Chris and Daisy, both of who are stunned at Trenyce’s suggestion. He looks to Daisy, “Mayor Davenport, would this work for you?”

Daisy stands up in shock and looks over to Trenyce, who is crying. She looks over at Chris, who is also rather stunned. She looks down at Andrew and a calmness overcomes her, almost a surreal state. “Absolutely. I’ve always wanted to be a mother, and I know if I was given custody, I would ensure both Chris and Trenyce would see Andrew when they wanted.”

“This is interesting,“ Judge Ross begins. “Mr. Michaels, how do you feel about this?” he asks as Chris stands up and looks over to Daisy. He smiles and nods his head. “I must admit, I would feel much more comfortable having Daisy Davenport given custody than either Chris or Trenyce,” Judge Ross states. “If everyone is in acceptance, then my ruling will be for Daisy Davenport,” he says as he bashes his mallet down.

Trenyce rushes over to Daisy and hugs her tightly. Chris comes over and looks at Trenyce. He grabs her hand, “Thank you.” She doesn’t respond, but he turns to Daisy and the two of them hug before he moves his attention down to Andrew. Daisy picks up the baby boy and passes him to Chris. Trenyce takes a deep breath and smiles, knowing that she did something right. Victoria, who is still in the back row, watches the family unite and feels her eyes fill with water. She stands up slowly and exit’s the court room, unseen.

Scene Two -- The Black House; Adam & Helen’s Home

Helen slowly walks up to the front door of her house that she shares with Adam. As the rain falls down from the sky, she wonders if she should knock on the door. She and Adam have been estranged since the death of their daughter, and she hasn’t been in the house since she moved out last winter. Still, being at the cabin with Cassie and Olivia was harder than she expected and she needs him right now. Keeping that in mind, she rings the doorbell.

“Helen, come in, it’s pouring out there,” Adam says as he greets into the house. “I thought you were going to the cabin this weekend.”

“I was there,” Helen tells him with half a smile.

“Are you okay?”

“No,” she admits hanging up her jacket. She turns to him and falls into his arms, hugging him tightly. “It still hurts so much Adam. Being there was so hard, I kept having all of these memories but nothing concrete. It’s so frustrating.”

Adam holds her tightly and smells her hair. While he would never say it aloud, he has missed her. Her company, her friendship, being her lover, everything about her. “I’m sorry it was hard for you. I should have known and stopped you from going. I can’t imagine what you went through.”

“It’s not your fault,” she replies as they exit their embrace. “I just wish I could have my complete memory back, you know? It’s so utterly frustrating.”

Adam sighs and moves her into the living room where they sit next to each other on the sofa. He puts his hand on her leg, “Have you thought about seeing someone?”

“That’s what Olivia suggested at the cabin,” Helen quickly tells him back, forgetting that he has always had issues with Olivia.

“Olivia was at the cabin? I thought it was just you and Cassie going?” he asks trying not to sound suspicious of Olivia.

“When we got there, Cassie suggested that we invite Olivia to join us, so she came up. I know you’ve had your reservations about her Adam, but she was so great when I was having memory flashes. She suggested that I make an appointment with her to help uncover my memories.”

Adam takes a deep breathe. He hates the idea of Olivia helping Helen with anything, but when he looks at Helen, he can tell that she is clearly having a rough time after being at the cabin. Now is not the time nor place to tell her not to uncover her past. Plus, maybe he has been wrong about Olivia and maybe she could help after all.

“I think that’s great idea. If you could remember the night our baby died, we may finally be able to have closure, or at least have a better understand of what happened.”

Helen looks at Adam and hugs him. “Thank you for supporting me on this. I need you right now.”

“I … I’m always here for you Helen. Never forget that,” he tells her as he holds her.

Scene Three -- The Victors House; Vinny & Meggan’s Home

Meggan sits in the study looking into the fireplace as it roars. In her left hand is a tall glass of vodka with a splash of tonic and a lime for flavour. She turns her head when she hears the wind blow outside. She walks slowly over to the large window and watches the rain come down hard. A loud thunder bolt blasts across the sky, causing her to gasp a little. She steps back from the window and takes another sip of her drink. The stiff beverage goes down uneasily, as it is so strong but it is a source of comfort to her.

“What are you doing?” Vinny asks as he enters the study, noticing Meggan staring into space.

“Enjoying some quiet time,” Meggan replies quickly, not turning around to greet him.

Vinny enters the study more and looks around. His eyes immediately wander to the bar and he notices a can of tonic opened and the vodka resting on the shelf. He looks over at Meggan, who is still looking outside. “Are you drinking?”

Meggan shuts her eyes and takes another sip of her beverage. When she finishes swallowing, she says, “What if I am?”

“Meggan, come on,” Vinny says walking up to her and taking her glass from her hand.

“Hey! I wasn’t done with that!” she turns and snaps at him before reclaiming her drink.

“You’re better than this, let me help you.”

“I don’t need help Vinny! I want to drink, okay? I want to feel this way!”

Vinny steps back and watches Meggan take another big drink from the glass. He shakes his head. “I can’t believe this Meggan. You were sober for so long.”

She doesn’t respond to him. She walks over to the bar and pours herself another drink. He looks over at her and realizes that he can’t help her right now, so he leaves the room. In the hallway outside, he stops and wonders how he can get through to Meggan. He hates that she is throwing her life away, but how can he make her listen?

Scene Four -- The Calimo Cabin

Olivia puts another log onto the fire as she hears another loud thunder boom from outside. Since Cassie and Helen left, she has been racking her brain over a way to get out of this baby switch mess that she is in. She knows that she almost cracked when Helen was having memory flashes earlier; she doesn’t know how much longer she can go on carrying this lie, especially since she and Will have decided to actually try to have a future together. She doesn’t want to enter a relationship with him carrying all of these lies around. This is the last thing holding her back, tying her to Preston and the web of lies. Plus, the look on Helen’s face as she was remembering her babies death, was killing her.

She turns to the door when she thinks she hears rustling outside. Quickly thinking that maybe one of the women forgot something, she walks over to the door and opens it. She sees Preston, soaking wet from the rain, rushing towards the cabin door. “Preston?” she calls out, surprised that he is at the cabin. “What are you doing here?”

Preston finishes running up to the cabin door and comes in. “I had to see you.”

“Where is your car? Come in and get dry,” she says as she starts to help him take off his wet jacket.

“The rain was coming down so hard, I got stuck in some mud,” he tells her as his jacket comes off.

“Go sit by the fire, get warm. I’ll go get you a blanket.”

Preston watches Olivia leave the room and he does go over to the fire to warm up. The rain soaked him to his bones. He sits by the fire until Olivia returns and wraps a blanket around his shoulders. “I put the kettle on as well. A tea will help you.”

He warms by the fire until she returns and sits next to him. “So what was so important that you couldn’t wait to see me? I thought you were in court today.”

“I was. The custody case is over,” he says slowly looking into the fire, trying to find the words to confront her with, the words to expose her affair. “Madeline paid me a visit though.”

Olivia freezes remembering her fight with her daughter a few days earlier. Madeline some how had discovered her affair with Will and was absolutely devastated. But there’s no way she would have told Preston, is there?

“What did our daughter have to say?” Olivia asks slowly, not really sure if she wants to know the answer.

Another loud thunder bolt erupts in the sky as Preston turns to his wife. “She told me about your affair with Will.”

Olivia quickly gets up and walks away from her husband. She remembers to what Will was telling her before she came to the cabin; the truth will hurt Preston and Madeline, but they will get over. They will be strong enough to move on.

“I’m sorry you had to find out that way,” she replies keeping calm.

Preston laughs a little, “So you’re not even going to try to deny it. Wonderful.”

“No, I’m not Preston. I don’t know what you want me to say. We haven’t exactly had the perfect marriage for some time now.”

“So you decided to sleep with our daughter’s boyfriend? That seems to have solved all of your problems!” he yells, standing up from the fireplace.

“It didn’t happen that way! I didn’t know he was dating Madeline when it first started.”

“And after you discovered the truth? Wait, let me guess! You couldn’t keep your hands off a younger man! How long has this been going on Olivia? Years?”

Olivia turns around, “This is why our marriage failed. You’ve never understood me Preston,” she says quietly, not wanting a fight on her hands.

Preston walks over to her and grabs her shoulders, “No, I don’t understand you. I don’t understand why you would throw away years of marriage together for your daughter’s lover. I will never understand how you could hurt her like that. How you could hurt our family like this,” he snaps at her.

“I was tired of being alone. I was tired of reaching out to a husband only to have him give me the cold shoulder. Will was there and he …” she pauses thinking of the right word to use. “Cares for me. He makes me feel special. I’m sorry that you and Madeline will be hurt by this, I really am … but things will get better. They always do.”

Preston turns and looks at her again, shocked at what she is saying. “Save your therapist babble for your patients! You can’t be honestly thinking of seeing him on a regular basis, can you?”

Olivia doesn’t respond to Preston’s question, which makes him realize that he’s right: she and Will are planning a future. “This is outrageous!”

“Is it?” she yells back at him. “I’m tired of living my life by your rules! My tired of living my life with your lies! I want out! I want OUT!”

Preston takes a deep breath and looks at her. “You have to explain this to Madeline because I want no part in it.”

“I will explain it to her. I’m not saying she will understand right away, but she will come around.”

“Let’s go then. We can take your car back to Twin Peaks. I want you to tell her tonight,” Preston snaps back at her. He is desperate for some way to hurt Olivia the way she has hurt him and their family.

“Now? In the rain?”

“There’s no better time for you to break her heart. If you can be so honest with me, you can be this honest with your daughter!”

“Don’t be ridiculous!” Olivia screams not wanting to drive in this weather.

“I’m not taking no for answer. I mean it Olivia, let’s go!”

Scene Five -- The Calimo House; Robbie & Leah’s Home

Robbie opens the front door and sees Natasha standing under a large Burberry umbrella. He smiles at the sight of his sister, although he can’t help but notice that she doesn’t look herself. “Come in,” he tells her as the rain continues to pour down.

“Thank you,” she says closing her umbrella and removing her jacket. “Are we alone?”

Robbie nods, “Yea, Leah went to the hospital with Dominick to visit Robin.”

“How is she?” Natasha asks as she enters the den.

“About the same from what I hear. How are you? It’s so good to see you,” Robbie tells her as they hug.

“I know, I’m sorry I wasn’t around more when you were in the hospital. I’m so glad that you’re getting better.”

“Each and every day, I am.” he says with a grin.

“I can’t believe ….” he begins to say.

“I know, right?” she says trying not to get tears in her eyes. “I still can’t believe it Robbie. I mean, Mom really isn’t my Mom? I mean…I don’t understand any of this.”

Robbie grabs her hand as they sit next to each other. “I know, me either. Did they tell you anything at all?”

Natasha shakes her head no. “I overheard Mom and Eva talking at the hospital. If I hadn’t overheard their conversation, I probably still wouldn’t know the truth. That’s how messed up this is.”

“How are you coping? Honestly Nat, talk to me.”

“I’m not, really. I mean, I’m still in pain with my back from my car accident, so I’m off work. I’m just … trying to get through each day.” Natasha tells him, knowing that she has to keep the fact that she has been using drugs a secret from her brother.

“Where are you staying?”

“With a friend,” she replies, trying to keep it a secret.

Robbie arches his eyebrow. “Kim was saying that you’re dating Ryan now? Is that true?”

Natasha sighs wishing that Kim never would have seen her and Ryan together at the Sugarbowl. “Yes, I am. He’s just been a good source of comfort, you know? It’s not like I could turn to Shane or Cory.”

“I know, it’s just …”

“I don’t want to hear it okay Robbie? Just … I need someone in my life right now. I need that constant, okay?”

“Okay,” Robbie replies, growing concerned for his sister. He looks closer at her and notices some discolouration on her face in a few spots. He looks down to her arm, but she is wearing a long sleeve shirt. He notices that she is a little uneasy sitting in the sofa. Immediately his mind goes to a drug user as he has seen so many in his office over the years. “Are you sure you’re okay Nat? I’m worried about you.”

“I’m fine Robbie, I promise,” she replies giving him half a smile, all the while thinking about her next fix when she gets back to the hotel room with Ryan.

Scene Six -- The Glubbs House; Shane, Cassie & Dawn’s Home

Cassie lays a sleeping Dawn down in her playpen as she is sleeping. “I love you,” Cassie whispers to the baby as she sleeps. She looks up and is so glad that Helen wanted to come home early from the Calimo Cabin. She knows that she has to think of a way to get rid of Olivia since she is thin close to revealing the truth about the baby switch. She looks back down at Dawn and knows that she has to do everything in her power to stop that from happening.

She walks over to the bar and pours herself a shot of vodka. She slams it back as she remembers pulling the break cord from Olivia’s car before she left the cabin. With any luck, she thinks to herself, Olivia won’t make it back to the city alive. She turns and sees Shane enter the living room as lightening streaks across the sky, creating a glow in the room.

“I’m so glad you came home early,” he smiles as he comes up to her.

“Me too baby,” she says hugging him tightly.

“Did you have a good time while you were there?” he asks her as they exit their embrace.

Cassie rolls her eyes slightly. “I guess yea.”

“That doesn’t sound good,” he says as he makes them each a new drink. “What happened?”

“What didn’t happen?” she replies quickly. “Helen is really hung up on her baby’s death. I mean, I get it, by why would she want to go back to that place? And she and Olivia have this weird relationship.”

Shane arches his eyebrow. “Hmm, sounds like girl drama,” he teases her.

“I’m being serious Shane!” Cassie protests his tease. “I think we should keep our distance from the Blacks and Wilkins for awhile. I just got bad vibes from them.”

“Okay, okay,” he says handing her a beverage. “If you want to keep our distance, then we can. Adam and Helen, though, they’ve been good friends to us.”

“I know. I’m just … I think being around Dawn really effects Helen in a bad way. Maybe I’m over reacting.”

Shane looks at Cassie and wonders what really is going on with her. He can think of a number of times when Adam and Helen have come over to their place and shared a nice evening as friends. He wonders why Cassie is suddenly so opposed to them as friends. “Maybe,” he says calmly as he takes a drink, all the while wondering what is up with his wife, as this odd behaviour is becoming more of a habit.

Scene Seven -- Olivia’s SUV

Olivia sits in the drivers seat of her SUV driving back to Twin Peaks. She keeps focused on the road as the rain is slamming down hard. The window wipers can barely keep up with making it visible for her to see the road.

“This was a horrible idea,” Olivia yells in frustration at Preston, who is sitting next to her. “ I can barely see the road!”

“Do you want me to drive instead? You are going to tell Madeline the truth tonight Olivia, stop trying to get out of it!” he yells back at her, even though as he looks out he can barely make out the road too.

“Fine, yes you can drive! I’m scared!” she says back to him. She pushes the brake, but the SUV shows no signs of slowing down. “My God, I can’t stop!”

Preston turns and looks over at Olivia, “What? Hit the break!”

“I’m trying!” she yells as she slams her foot on the break again. Suddenly, Olivia serves on the road and she looses control of the SUV! The SUV leaves the road and crashes into a tree! Suddenly two large lightening bolts erupt from the sky and hit a near by tree, causing it to light on fire. The tree slowly starts to fall and it lands right on the roof of the SUV! As it lands, blood spatters on the windshield.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Ryan sees a glimpse of Natasha’s power
- JC asks Andy a huge question
- Cory pleads with Robin

 
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