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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: August 31, 2011
 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Dominick paid Bob a visit and gloated about his role in getting Ryan out of Natasha’s life. Bob vowed revenge and called Melissa
- Daisy was shocked to learn that Vinny was running for mayor against her. Vinny, meanwhile, kicked Meggan out of his house until she got sober. He asked Victoria to move in with him
- Sofia saw Cassie toying with Natasha
- Robbie made a mysterious call after Natasha fled the failed intervention
- Cory hired Madeline to investigate the night of Robin’s attack to prove his innocence

Scene One – Roboto, Bob’s Office

Melissa opens the door to Bob’s office and sees him standing at the large window that overlooks the Twin Peaks skyline. He turns when he hears the door slam shut and smiles when he sees her, “Thank you for getting here so quickly,” he tells her, knowing that it wouldn’t be long for her to arrive after he called her.

“I don’t like being summoned,” she barks at him, noting that he didn’t give her any option on whether or not she could arrive. She’s not the type of woman that likes to take orders from anyone, including Bob Calimo. “What’s going on?”

Bob looks at her and folds his arms, not willing to take any attitude from her, “I brought back to town for a reason. To seduce Dominick Robertson so he wouldn’t be so damned focused on my wife. Have you succeeded yet?”

Melissa throws her bag down on his large sofa and walks over to the bar in the office. She slowly pours herself a brandy and drinks it before she looks back at him. “Dominick and I are lovers once again, yes. Not that it’s any of your business. You may have dragged me back here Bob, but now that I’ve done my role I want no part of your plan. Your game of revenge will only end in hurting people!”

Bob laughs at her knowing that he has her wrapped around his finger. “You shouldn’t be talking about hurting people Melissa. You of all people.”

Melissa arches her eyebrow and glares at him. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

“Really? I do,” Bob smirks at her, realizing that he has the upper hand with her. “I know exactly what happened to Robin at the premier.”

Melissa feels the blood drain from her face. How could anyone possibly know what really happened the night of the premier? She has covered her tracks so well, it’s impossible she tells herself. Still, here is Bob claiming to know what she has done to Robin.

“So I would think twice about crossing me. Unless, of course, you want Robin, Cory and the police department to know who set up Robin’s attack that night,” Bob taunts her. He can see that she’s visibly shaken by his revelation that he knows the truth. “Yes, Melissa, I know the truth.”

Melissa turns her back and shuts her eyes. Her worst nightmare is coming true. She opens her eyes and tries to calm herself down. It’s okay, she tells herself. Just do whatever he says.

“What do you want from me?” she finally asks, through her cracking voice. The last thing she needs is for the truth to come out. She has to protect her relationship with Robin at all costs; she has worked too hard to get her daughter back for it to be ruined.

Bob laughs a little at her. “Good, I’m glad to see your playing my way again.”

“This isn’t a game!” she yells at him turning around to face him.

“Oh, but it is Melissa. And I intend to win. I will tell you what to do, and you will do it. I will make sure that Dominick Robertson suffers for the pain he has caused my family and you’re going to help me make sure it happens.”

Scene Two -- Vinny’s Mayor Campaign Headquarters

Daisy enters the main floor of the warehouse and looks around. The space has been completely renovated, which doesn’t surprise her. After she learned that Vinny was running for mayor against her, she found out where his campaign headquarters was and she came over immediately to see him. She can’t believe that he would run against her; she thought that they were friends. Just a few short months ago, he was celebrating with her that he was finally out of the prison that Dave & Brett had him in. And now, he’s turning against her. She doesn’t understand, but she has to get to the bottom of it. With her friendship with Vinny, it shouldn’t be too hard to talk to him about it.

She looks around trying to find him and can’t help but think that t he office actually looks pretty good. It’s large and has a number of desks and campaign signs that say “Vinny Victor-ious”. She thinks that he may have a good campaign about to launch. Suddenly doubts of her own campaign creep into her head.

“Vinny?” she calls out, tired of looking around and not seeing him. “Are you here?”

Vinny quickly pops his head around a corner and smiles when he sees Daisy. “Daisy, what a surprise! What brings you by?” he asks, even though he has been expecting her to stop by ever since he made the announcement that he is running for mayor.

“Do you even have to ask?” she asks him coldly. “I can’t believe you’re running against me for mayor. I thought we were friends…”

“We are friends,” he replies as he walks closer to her, almost as though he has been expecting her arrival. “This isn’t personal, far from it.”

“Then what is it, exactly? From my stand point, you’re trying to take my job away from me. And you know how much I love my job. It’s my passion!”

“You know better than anyone what I have been through this past year. I’m finally out of that cage and I’m free Daisy,” he explains to her. “I just want to make a difference in the world. I want to try to better the world now that I am out. I want to experience everything there is to experience. I think I could do a lot of good for Twin Peaks.”

She pauses before she responds. She knows that he does want to be a better person now that he is free from his brother’s clutches. Still, the thought of him actually winning the election scares her – she’s not ready to let that title of mayor go yet. “I want to win this election again Vinny. I’m not going to back down because you’re running.”

“I would never ask you to do that,” he tells her. “May the best person win,” he winks at her as he extends his hand. She shakes and smiles at him.

“Yes, may the best person win.” She watches him as they shake hands and realizes that he really is just running for mayor to try to better his life. He isn’t trying to take her job away. She can respect that. But still, she’s prepared to fight to the end to keep her office in City Hall.

Scene Three – The Sugarbowl

Sofia sits in the coffeehouse reading the newspaper and drinking a coffee. After the on-goings in her family lately, she is enjoying some quiet time where she can just sit back and relax for awhile. Plus, she is trying to keep her mind off Natasha as she knows what the day brings for her daughter. She, Robbie and Bob came up with the idea after the failed intervention a few weeks prior; she only hopes that Natasha views the experience of what is about to happen to her as a positive and makes her realize that she needs to get help for her drug addiction.

As she read the paper, she spots a headline “Police Still Investigate Wilkins Death”. She scans the article and learns that the police have discovered that the breaks on Olivia’s SUV were cut and the police are looking into it more. She sighs and wonders who would ever hurt Preston and Olivia. She takes a drink of her coffee as her eyes happen to wonder over to the front door of the Sugarbowl as Cassie and baby Dawn come in. Sofia’s mind immediately wonders back to last summer when she was at the hospital for a fundraiser meeting. She was walking out of an office and she spotted Cassie coming out of Olivia’s office. Sofia shuts her eyes and recalls.

[FLASH]

Outside the office, Cassie stops for a moment and looks at the door way. Olivia is right, she tells herself. They can’t risk having anyone know their connection. She slowly walks away, unaware that Sofia has spotted her leaving Olivia’s office. Sofia arches her eye brow and continues to walk down the hallway, not thinking anything of the departure.

[FLASH]

“Interesting,” Sofia says to herself. “I had no idea that Cassie even knew Olivia.” She shakes her head realizing that her mind drew them together as she just read the article about Olivia and then she saw Cassie. She quickly changes course when she thinks back to Leah’s welcome home party and how she saw Cassie seemingly toy with Natasha. She arches her eyebrow and puts her paper down. Watching her again, Sofia realizes that there’s a lot about Cassie that no one really knows. Her behaviour is odd, to say the least. She wonders why she was leaving Olivia’s office and why she was toying with Natasha at the party the other night. She realizes that she has to get to the bottom of it and she walks over to Cassie. “Good morning,” she smiles.

“Sofia, hi,” Cassie replies, taken a back that Sofia is approaching her. She has never had much interaction with Sofia before, so she isn’t sure what she could possibly want.

“I was just reading the paper and saw that the police are still looking into Preston and Olivia’s accident. It’s so tragic, you know?”

Cassie gulps. She hasn’t read the paper so she had no idea that the police were looking into the accident still, which is the last thing she wants. She needs everyone to move on with their lives so she can never be linked to the accident. She has worked far too hard for her secrets to be revealed now. She puts a fake smile on her facing, knowing that she can’t give anything away to Sofia. “Oh really? That’s interesting, I suppose.”

“You were friends with Olivia, weren’t you?” Sofia questions her, wanting to see her reaction.

“No, not really. I didn’t really know her.”

“Hmm.” Sofia quickly wonders why Cassie is obviously lying to her.

“Yea, I really only saw her during special events or when I was with Helen.”

Sofia smiles knowing that Cassie is lying to her; she has no idea why she would lie about being friends with Olivia, but she knows she has to get to the bottom of it. The more she gets to know Cassie, the more she realizes that something is very off with the woman. The woman that is the reason that Natasha is no longer with Shane, the man she loves. If she could somehow get Shane back to Natasha, maybe Natasha would forgive her for lying to her about her paternity. She snaps back into it as baby Dawn starts fussing. “You should take care of your baby,” Sofia tells her, realizing that she has to buy her time and figure things out completely. “Have a nice day.”

“You too,” Cassie quickly replies, wondering what Sofia is up to. She hopes that she did a good enough job covering her basis with her. The last thing she needs is someone nosing around her business and learning the truth.

Scene Four – MW Investigations

“Thanks for meeting me on such short notice,” Cory tells Madeline as he sits down in front of her desk in her office. After he met with Robbie the other day and he was informed that the worst that could happen to him was going to jail for Robin’s attack at the premier, he knew that he had to jump on getting more help in proving his innocence. There’s no way he is going to go to jail for something he didn’t do. He made his appointment with Madeline quickly after. “I ran into Robbie the other day and he gave me some unsettling news.”

Madeline, who has been working hard on the case as it takes her mind off of Olivia and Preston, looks up at Cory and arches her eyebrow. “What did he tell you?”

“I asked him what the worst case scenario for me would be,” Cory explains to her, recalling the conversation. “He said I could go to prison for this. I didn’t do this Madeline; I’m counting on you to help me prove my innocence.”

“I thought that was going to happen,” she admits to him. “I’ve been doing some research on similar cases, not that there are many, and everyone that has been convicted has done some kind of jail time. But that’s not going to happen for you. Trust me.”

Cory sighs and hopes that he can trust her. He feels like he is running out of options at this point and he doesn’t know what else to do. He hopes that Dominick will still get back to him and join his quest to clear his name. “What have you learned about the case? Has there been any break through at all? I need some kind of hope.”

“I do have good news,” Madeline tells him. “I was able to get access to the surveillance footage from the hotel the night of the premier. I haven’t received it yet so I haven’t been able to review it, but once I do, I hope to get a good look at the man that threw the acid at Robin. If I can do that, at least we’ll have some kind of lead.”

“Wow, that would be amazing. IF we can ID him, we could track him down and …” he begins, exciting excited by the prospects of the video footage.

“I’ll do what I can,” she smiles to him. “Let’s go step by step though first, okay?” she asks, not wanting to get ahead of herself. Can I ask you a question?”

“Of course.”

“How are you holding up? I mean really holding up? It can’t be easy having your wife accuse you of such a horrible crime,” Madeline asks him looking at him into his eyes. While she tried not to, she can’t help but notice how attractive Cory is, she has always thought so. If she was in Robin’s shoes, there’s no way she’d think he would do anything to hurt her.

“I’m holding up. I guess I’m focused on trying to clear my name then I’ll deal with all that emotional stuff after.”

“Okay. Just don’t keep your feelings locked up,” she advises him. “I know first hand how that can lead to creating bigger messes. And, Let me know if I can help in anyway.”

“Thanks Maddie. You’re already doing a lot,” he winks over at her.

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

Adam walks into the living room with a pot of tea for Helen, who is resting on the sofa. She smiles at him as he enters the living room and feels blessed that he is still with her. She was released from the hospital earlier in the day after fainting a few days earlier because of her system going through a drug withdraw; drugs that Olivia was giving her and claiming that they were vitamins. She is finding it very hard to believe that Olivia had been drugging her for close to two years, as it first began when Olivia gave her prenatal vitamins when she was pregnant. More over, Helen is having a hard time not feeling responsible for her baby’s death now as Adam was right to have suspicions about Olivia all along. She can’t believe she was being played for a fool for so long. She hates the feeling, but she is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of Olivia’s secrets.

“Thanks for the tea,” Helen says as she takes her first sip of the warm liquid. Immediately, she feels a little bit calmer from the tea. “I’m still just in shock by everything that’s happened.”

“Me too,” Adam agrees with her. “I was hoping that the tea would relax us a little bit. I just can’t believe how far Olivia and Preston would go to keep you from remembering the truth.”

“Do you think Preston was involved as well?”

“Of course,” Adam continues. “He was a high rolling lawyer in this city. He wouldn’t want his reputation ruined by his past to be revealed. Olivia was the guppy because of her friendship with you. She had to do the dirty work.”

“I guess I didn’t think of it that way,” Helen replies softly. “I’m sorry Adam. So very sorry.”

Adam puts his cup of tea down and looks at Helen. He can see that she’s visibly upset by what’s happened and he can’t say that he’s surprised. He knew all along that Olivia was up to no good and Helen never believed him, she never heard him out. He knows that Helen never meant for something like this to happen, but he does wish that she would have listened to him. “I would like to say that it’s okay, but it’s not Helen. I know that you’re sorry and we can only move forward now. I just wish we had seen this coming. I just wish…”

“Do you still blame me?” she asks, immediately regretting asking the question. For so long, Adam blaming her for their daughter’s death was a large part of their separation.

He pauses and looks at her. He can’t help but remember how much time he did spend blaming Helen for the death of their child. “I blame Olivia. We have been victims of her and Preston’s lies.”

Helen interrupts him, placing her hand on his leg. “There’s nothing we can do about that now. All we can do is focus on the future and uncovering all of Olivia and Preston’s secrets. I don’t know what else they would want me to forget, but something tells me there’s more. We can’t keep blaming them, they’re dead and it won’t solve anything.”

Adam arches his eyebrow, “Like the night our daughter died?”

“Exactly. My memories are so blocked from that night and I would have been under these drugs that Olivia was giving me. Somehow, some way, we have to find out what really happened that night.”

“I agree Helen. Together we will find out what really happened to our baby,” Adam says as their eyes lock together, knowing that they need the truth to truly move on with their lives.

Scene Six – Natasha’s Car

Natasha gets into her car and catches her breath. Her mind is racing as she just found the secret stash of marijuana that Ryan told her about when she visited him in jail. She didn’t know if he was telling the truth about the stash or not, but since she is running low on cocaine, she thought it would be a good attempt to keep some kind of high going. Now that she has found it, she’s desperate to get back to the motel room and smoke it. She craves feeling numb again.

She turns on the radio of her car and hears a news bulletin about Ryan. The announcer informs the listeners that he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison. She doesn’t know why, but she feels her eyes swell with water. She still can’t believe that he turned out to be like everyone else and abandoned her. She shakes her head and tries to focus on the road. There’s no going back now, what’s happened has happened. She just has to focus on the future. A future that looks like she will be alone for a long time. She needs to get used to it, she realizes.

She can’t help but think back to the attempt of the intervention with her family. She still has a hard time believing that they think she has a drug problem and that’s it’s so bad that they wanted her to go and get help for it. She laughs a little thinking that they’re crazy, she reacted in the right way. If anyone needs help, she thinks, it’s them as they all lied and betrayed her for her entire life. They’re the ones that need help. She doesn’t want or need people like that in her life, she thinks.

She can spot the motel in the distance and feels calm. Soon, she’ll be high and the pain from her family and Ryan will be gone. She speeds up a little hoping to get there quicker. Suddenly, she panics when she hears a police siren behind her. She checks her review mirror and sees a police car following her. “Oh god,” she says to herself as she slowly pulls over. Once the car comes to a complete stop she rolls down her window and waits for the officer to approach her. “What can I do for your officer?” she smiles through her window.

“I just noticed you sped up pretty quickly there, is everything okay?”

“I’m fine, everything is fine. I’m sorry,” Natasha replies trying to wrap this up quickly. “I’m Natasha Calimo, my brother is a police officer. You probably know him, Robbie Calimo.”

The police officer grins a little and recalls getting a phone call from Robbie a few days earlier. He knows what he has to do based on Robbie’s phone call. “Can I get you to step out of the car please Ms. Calimo,” he instructs her in a stern voice.

“What? Why?” Natasha asks a little taken back.

“Just a routine check, that’s all.’

Natasha opens her door and gets out, not realizing that her bag of weed is on the passenger seat. The police officer hopes in and immediately finds the bag of weed. “What’s this?” he asks her holding up the bag.

Natasha gulps and lifts her sunglasses. “I’m not sure. This isn’t my car,” she lies to him, saying the first thing that comes to her mind. She becomes panicked when he opens the bag and sees the marijuana.

“This looks like marijuana,” he tells her. She doesn’t respond not knowing what to do or say. She feels her heart skip a beat as he gets out of the car and looks at Natasha. “I hate to do this but, Natasha Calimo, you’re under arrest for drug possession.”

Scene Seven - The Victors Home; Vinny & Meggan’s Home

Meggan lifts her large suitcase and carries it down the long set of stairs in the house that she has called her home for years. She can’t believe that Vinny has asked her to move out because of her drinking. She still thinks that he is over reacting and she longs for the day that he will give them a chance to really be a couple again, something he hasn’t done since he’s been back living his life. She reaches the bottom of the stairs and looks around. She only has a few more bags to put into her car before she can leave, even though she hates the idea of leaving. She walks over into the living room and looks at the bar. One drink really wouldn’t hurt her, would it? She asks herself as she eyes the vodka.

She pours a glass of vodka and quickly slams it back. The burning in her throat and chest seem to numb her. Before she knows it, she’s slamming a second and a third one down. She sets the glass down and wipes the corner of her mouth. She turns around and realizes that the room is spinning a little, but she smiles at the fact that she enjoys the buzz. As she walks back over to her suit case, she hears the doorbell ring. She walks to the front door and sees Victoria standing there. “What do you want?” she spits, still angry that Victoria married Vinny while they were in Las Vegas together.

“I came to see if Vinny was here,” Victoria asks pursing her lips. She realizes that Meggan is upset about her marriage to Vinny, but she’s tired of her attitude and drinking. Her nose immediately can smell the booze coming off Meggan’s breath.

“He’s not here. And I don’t know when he’ll be back,” Meggan coldly replies.

Victoria notices the large suitcase behind Meggan and realizes that she’s moving out today, as Vinny told her that she would be. “Do you need help moving? I could drive you to where you’re staying,” Victoria offers to her as she knows that Meggan can not drive in her current condition.

“I’m perfectly capable of getting myself out of the house. Not that it’s any of your business!”

“Fine, I’m sorry! I’m leaving,” Victoria tells her as she turns around to leave. She turns and walks back to her car, but something in her stops and turns around as she hears Meggan struggling out the front door with her suitcase.

Meggan manages to get the large bag to her car and stops and glares at Victoria. “Stop watching me!” she yells as she opens the trunk of her car and throws the bag in. The car is full of Meggan’s bags and a few boxes of personal items. She’s not planning to unpack anything at the hotel, as she knows that she’ll be back in the Victors home soon.

Victoria watches as Meggan gets into her car and turns it on. She knows that she has to do something to stop her from drinking and driving, so she races up to the driver seat window. She knocks on the window, “Please don’t drive Meggan, not in this condition!”

“I’m fine Victoria! I’m not telling you again!” Meggan yells as she drives back. She slams on the breaks quickly as another car drives back on the road. Victoria stands watching Meggan in the car. Meggan suddenly switches gears and pushes on the gas as the road is now clear, not realizing that she went into normal gear. As she presses on the gas, the car moves forward and hits Victoria! Meggan screams as Victoria’s body hits her windshield and blood sprays on it.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Natasha is forced to spend the night in jail
- Melissa visits Dominick to carry out Bob’s plan
- Shane accidentally reveals too much to Cassie

 
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