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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: November 23, 2011
 

Episode Theme song: "To the Moon & Back" - Savage Garden
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Madeline, who was kidnapped by Karl, was able to send an SOS message to Cory. Just as Karl was about to shoot her, Robbie and Cory burst into his apartment and saved her. Karl was arrested
- Sofia recalled seeing Cassie coming out of Olivia’s office last August and realized that Cassie lied about knowing Olivia. Meanwhile, at the cabin, Helen had another memory from the night her baby died
- During the blackout, Shane and Natasha were trapped together in Caper’s wine cellar. They kissed after she admitted that she still loves him
- At Caldwell’s, Andy and Reese were trapped in the storage room during the blackout. After talking about their relationship, they had sex
- Victoria revealed to Chris that she suspects Meggan hit her with the car. Meanwhile, Vinny took personal digs at Daisy during a debate for the mayor campaign

Scene One - Capers; The Wine Cellar

The kiss between Shane and Natasha continues as they are drawn into each other again while they are still trapped together in the wine cellar at Capers. Their tongues and lips explore each other and his hand moves to behind her back to pull her in even deeper. Suddenly, a loud crackle is heard and the lights slowly come on, breaking the kiss up. Shane looks around and then back at Natasha. “I guess the power is back on,” he says the obvious, even though he’s totally aroused by the kiss he just shared with Natasha and longing for more.

Natasha looks at Shane with lust in her eyes as well. She realizes that had the lights not just come back on, she and Shane would probably be in the midst of making love right now. “Yea, I guess it’s good timing,” she says to him standing up and trying to fix her clothing and hair without a mirror to really assist her.

“Yea, I suppose so,” Shane says sheepishly and then quickly standing up to fix his clothing too. His eyes, though, are fixed on his former lover still wanting her more than ever before.

Natasha looks over at him. Their eyes lock and he comes up to her and caresses her face again. He leans in and is about to kiss her when they hear the wine cellar door opening. They turn and see Cassie open the door.

“Oh thank goodness!” Natasha quickly says to Cassie rushing over and impulsively hugging her, trying to cover what her and Shane were about to do. Cassie looks over in pure anger at Shane. She knew she had her suspicions about the two being together during the blackout, but she never imagined they were in her own restaurant. The entire time she could have prevented the two from being together. “We have been trapped in her during the blackout,” Natasha continues as they exit the embrace.

“Is that so?” Cassie asks, trying to hide her frustration in front of Shane. She looks closely at Shane though and can see some lipstick on his lips. “So you guys have been in here the entire time?”

“Yea, we had some wine, I hope you don’t mind,” Shane says coming up to her and giving her a quick kiss on the lips. Cassie quickly pulls away from her husband, not sure what to make of the situation.

“Look, I’m exhausted. I’m going to leave. Thanks again for coming down Cassie and letting us out. I’ll see you guys around,” Natasha says, still feeling awkward about almost being busted for cheating with Shane. She knows that she admitted that she still loves him earlier in the evening, but she never wanted to be a home wrecker. That’s not her style.

“Bye,” Cassie replies as Natasha leaves. Once Natasha is out of the wine cellar, Cassie turns to Shane and looks at him. He smiles at her.

“I really was worried about getting out of here. Like Nat said, thanks for coming down when you did,” he tells his wife. “I’m guessing we should get a different door on here so it doesn’t happen again.”

“What exactly happened in here with the two of you?” Cassie demands to know from her husband.

“What do you mean?” Shane asks, trying to dodge the question because he knows he is a terrible liar.

“I just get the feeling like you’re not telling me something,” Cassie continues to grill him. “Plus I know your history with that woman.”

Shane turns to her and puts his hands on her shoulders. “I’m married to you Cassie. We have a baby together. I won’t break that commitment,” he says trying to reassure her, and himself. “Do you want a ride home? I think I want to go home and shower.”

“Yea, I’ll be up in a minute,” she smiles trying to tell him that she believes him, even though she knows that something else went down in the wine cellar. She waits until he leaves and then she looks around. She doesn’t see anything that would lead her to believe that they had sex. Nothing is messed around or broken. Maybe he was being honest with her? She thinks to herself as she recalls seeing the lipstick on his lips. She shakes her head in disgust.

Suddenly she smiles and gets an idea. “I have to get pregnant again. He wouldn’t dare leave a wife with a baby and another baby in the womb. I will keep my family together because I love you Shane,” she smiles to herself as she puts her hand on her stomach. “I need to make another baby.”

Scene Two - Caldwell’s Mountain Ski Resort; The Ballroom

Trenyce takes a drink of the fruit punch at the Pride event and looks over at JC, who is still looking outside. The good news is that the snow has stopped falling; the bad news is JC is still worried about the lack of presence from either Andy or Reese during the blackout. Trenyce wonders if the two are together and if so, what has happened between them during this blackout. She knows that Andy claims to be with JC now and she doesn’t question his love for JC, but she realizes that Andy and Reese were each other’s first loves and they had something very special. It may have taken her awhile to realize that, but now that she does, part of her hopes they can get back together even though she likes JC. Suddenly, the lights flicker on and off before coming back on for good. Trenyce spots JC turn around and rush over to her, a big grin on his face.

“The lights are back! The power is on!” JC says very excited. The entire time the power has been off, his mind has been racing about where Andy is and if he has been with Reese. He can’t help but think he may have pushed his lover back with his ex-boyfriend after he warned Reese to stay away from Andy earlier in the evening. “We should try to find Andy now?”

“Just breathe JC,” Trenyce instructs him realizing that he is worked up. “The power just came back on, let’s give everyone time to gather their bearings. I’m sure Andy and Reese will be back before you know it.”

JC tries to smile and nod but secretly he is crushed that Trenyce doesn’t want to rush out and help him find the missing boys. He turns around and breathes a sigh of relief when he sees Andy walk into the ballroom. He looks over and spots his two friends and walks over to them.

“Guys, thank goodness! I was trapped downstairs in the blackout,” Andy says coming up to them, explaining his whereabouts.

“Was Reese with you?” Trenyce asks him quickly before JC could get the chance too.

Andy pauses and thinks back to being in the storage room with Reese.

[FLASH]

“And what is it that you want?” Andy asks him, still looking into his eyes, feeling his attraction to Reese more than ever. He knows he is with JC but right now all he can think about is Reese and how good he looks.

“Do I really have to spell it out for you?” Reese asks smiling, as his hand moves up to Andy’s face. “I want you Andy. So badly,” he whispers as he comes up and kisses Andy hard on the mouth.

Andy doesn’t pull back. He slides his tongue into Reese’s mouth and kisses him hard. Without hesitation, Andy’s hand moves to Reese’s jeans and starts unbuttoning them.

They separate for a moment and look at each other. “Are you sure?” Reese asks him.

“Yea,” Andy says leaning in and kissing him again. “I’m sure.”

[FLASH]

Andy looks over at JC and gulps before he has another memory of being in the storage room.

[FLASH]

Sweat drips off Andy’s chest as he peels Reese’s legs off his shoulders. He leans down and kisses Reese’s lips after they both reached their climaxes at the same time.

“That was so hot,” Reese whispers in between kisses. “I had missed you so much Andy.”

Andy looks up and into Reese’s eyes. “I had missed you too Reese.” Andy lays next to his lover and takes a deep breath. Suddenly the realization of what happened sets in: he cheated on JC. Andy puts his hand over his eyes and shuts them.

“Are you okay?” Reese asks noticing Andy’s change in mood.

“I can’t believe I just cheated on JC,” he admits to Reese ashamed of himself. “I told myself I would never be one of those guys that cheats. And here I am.”

Reese looks away in embarrassment, knowing that he plays a huge part in the sex that they just had. “I’m sorry Andy. I never meant to do this to you.”

“I know. I think we should get our stories straight though. I don’t want JC to find out about this. He would be so hurt,” Andy replies looking up at Reese.

[FLASH]

“Why would you ask if I was with Reese?” Andy asks Trenyce back, finally breaking the silence that he was giving them.

“You left here looking for him remember? Then the lights went out, we just assumed that you two may have been together,” Trenyce replies to him, hoping that her questions will settle JC’s nerves. She realizes that he’s probably far to scared to ask the questions himself because he doesn’t want to come across jealous again.

Andy nods noting that what she’s saying is making sense, “Nope, I wasn’t with Reese. I never did find him. I went downstairs and got locked in the storage room. I have no idea where Reese was,” Andy lies through his teeth. He’s never been a good liar, so he hopes that they’re buying what he’s saying.

JC notes that Andy is playing with his fingers a lot, so he wonders what’s going on with his boyfriend. He wants to believe that what Andy is saying is true, but he is behaving a little oddly? “Oh, Reese just walked in. Let’s see if he’s okay,” JC notes looking over Andy’s shoulder and spotting Reese.

“Hey guys,” Reese smiles coming up to them, looking over at Andy and longing for him again. Making love with him earlier felt so amazing, it’s made him realize that they do belong together. He knows that Andy will eventually realize this and leave JC. In the meantime, he won’t ruin the relationship he has with JC. “That was some blackout, huh?”

“Yea, it was,” Trenyce replies to him. “Where were you? We were worried about you.”

“Awe, that’s sweet thanks. I went up to my room. I was going to come back down when the blackout hit. I didn’t want to walk in the hallways of this place alone in the dark.”

“I owe you an apology,” JC suddenly chimes in, causing Reese to arch his eyebrow. “I shouldn’t have said what I said to you earlier. I hope you can forgive me.”

Andy gulps moved by JC’s unexpected apology. “Yea sure. We are good,” Reese replies to him, suddenly feeling horrible what happened.

“Great, because any friend of Andy’s, I would like to have as a friend of mine,” JC says back to him before quickly hugging him. Reese looks over at Andy as JC hugs him. Their eyes lock for a moment before they both look away quickly.

Scene Three - The Michael’s House; Chris, Daisy, Trenyce & Andrew’s Home

Daisy lays Andrew back down in his bed and tucks him again. They recently upgraded the toddler to a bed and disposed of his crib. Almost being two, they decided it was time to make the big change. She’s glad she was home with him during the blackout since he would have been scared, but instead he played with a lot of toys that have the fun lights on them. All the playing he is finally tired and ready to go to sleep. She hopes that he sleeps through the entire night and that the power stays on now that it has come back on.

She shuts his door quietly and walks into the living room. She picks up her brief case and sits on the sofa. She grabs some of her files from the mayor campaign and begins to review them. Her mind wanders back to the debate that she and Vinny had a few weeks ago at City Hall; she knows that the debates are a part of the process during the election, but she still can’t believe that Vinny brought her personal history with her marriage failing and her interactions with Terrence Caldwell during the debate. He brought personal into business and it doesn’t sit well with her, not at all. She sighs heavily, “I thought it was going to be a friendly competition Vinny,” she says to herself, somewhat disappointed in her friend. It would have been easy for her to retaliate against him and mention his personal history, but that’s not her style. She refuses to sink to his level. If she’s going to win the election, she wants it to be on her terms. She looks at her watch and realizes that the election is next week, she doesn’t have much time. She grabs her cell phone and dials a number.

“Greta, it’s Daisy,” she says into her phone as she speaks to her assistant. “I know it’s late, I’m sorry. I’m wondering if you have those updated poll numbers? … You do? Perfect, send them to me in an email. I want to see how we are doing! … Thanks Greta! See you tomorrow morning!”

Daisy hangs up the phone and watches her Blackberry, as the red light will start flashing once Greta has sent her the email with the updated numbers from the polls. She only hopes that the damage Vinny did wasn’t too bad. She grabs her phone again once the red light is flashing and opens the email. She reads it closely then falls back into the sofa, and leans her head against the wall. She let’s out a big sigh. The numbers aren’t good for her; Vinny has a 30% lead over her after the last debate.

“What am I going to do?” she asks herself as the real fear that she may lose the election starts to creep in to her mind. “I can’t lose this job. I have to think of something to get back in the lead. Something special. Come on Daisy, think!” she tells herself as she sits and tries to put her thinking cap on. She knows she has to come up with something special or she will lose the election.

Scene Four - The Victors House; Vinny & Victoria’s Home

Vinny shuts the front door as Victoria’s doctor leaves the home. He turns back and smiles at her and walks up to her and hugs her. “I’m so glad that you’re been given the okay to get out of the bed rest,” he says into her ear, knowing that after being hit by the car she had been released from the hospital and confined to some bed rest.

“Me too,” she replies to him as they exit the embrace. “I’m even more happy that Craig could come by tonight after the blackout,” Victoria says realizing that they power has come back on only a short time ago. “It’s nice that he made a house call.”

“Yea, it was,” Vinny says as they enter the living room. “When I got here, Chris was here with you. Did you guys have a nice time catching up?” he asks her, knowing that he is really wondering if they had sex since the blackout lasted a long time.

“We did,” she replies. “It was good to talk with him. It had been awhile since we just had time to talk.”

“Talk?” he winks over at her as he pours himself a drink. “Would you like a drink with me?”

“Yes, just talk Vinny,” she says as she nods her head for the drink. “Nothing happened. I would never be with another man in your home.”

Vinny smiles knowing that he can trust Victoria. He has secretly hoped that they would stay married and not get the annulment, but he has no idea what Victoria wants to do, nor has he told her about the annulment papers coming in though.

“I do have a question for you though,” she says as she takes a sip of her drink.

“Shoot.”

“Chris told me that the annulment papers came in. Is that true?”

Vinny pauses and takes another drink as he feels his blood boil. How dare Chris reveal that the annulment papers came in when he was not telling Victoria until she had recovered from the accident. It’s another way that Chris is trying to gain the upper hand, he realizes to himself. He finishes swallowing before looking at Victoria, “It is true. I wish Chris hadn’t said anything to you. I was waiting until you recovered before I was going to tell you.”

Victoria sighs recalling that Chris said something along the same lines. Still, she wishes that she hadn’t been kept in the dark. “That’s what Chris was indicating. I wish I would have been told though. I was never in serious condition that I couldn’t have been told.”

“I know. I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay. I suppose we should sign them?” she asks as their eyes lock, both suddenly feeling tension.

“We can’t,” Vinny quickly replies to her. “I left them at the office. It’ll have to wait.”

“Okay,” Victoria replies as she takes another sip of her drink. “There’s something I should tell you.”

Vinny arches his eyebrow, “What’s going on babe?”

“Meggan paid me a visit a few weeks ago. I didn’t say anything because I’ve been trying to wrap my head around it all.”

“What exactly did she say to you? I hope she didn’t upset you!”

“No, no. She was very sincere. She wanted to make sure I was okay. I think,” she pauses to think how to say it correctly. “I think she was apologizing.”

“Apologizing? For what?” Vinny asks getting more alarmed by where this conversation is headed.

Victoria pauses again and looks at Vinny. “I think it was her, I think she’s the one that hit me with the car.”

Vinny’s mouth falls open and looks at Victoria. “Are you serious?”

“I have no idea Vinny, but that’s what I think. I don’t remember anything, I’m just putting this together based on her behaviour.”

“She checked out of the Executive Hotel last week and hasn’t come back yet,” he reveals to Victoria. “If she did hit you, maybe she wanted to get away so she didn’t get caught. We have to find her and get to the bottom of this. Meanwhile, I don’t think we should tell anyone else about this,” his mind quickly wanders to his name being dragged down with his attachment to Meggan, which could cause him to lose some ground in the election race.

Victoria gulps. She remembers telling Chris, but she trusts him. There’s no way he would say anything to anyone. Would he?

Scene Five - Twin Peaks Executive Hotel, Suite 101

Meggan finishes unpacking her suite case placing some tops on hangers in her hotel closet. She puts the empty suite case on the bottom of the closet and closes the door. She walks over to the window and looks outside at the view. She takes a deep breath recalling how she skipped town to attend a rehab center after visiting Victoria at Vinny’s house. She knew after she hit Victoria with her car that she had to get help and stop drinking, but before she could leave town to do so she had to see Victoria with her own eyes to ensure that she would be okay. She couldn’t bare the thought of taking another life as she did with Noah a few years ago. It was bad enough that she physically hurt someone. A tear strolls down her cheek, “I just need to stay strong like the program told me. I can do this. I have to do this,” she whispers to herself. She knows that no one can ever know the truth, at least until after the election. If anyone found out the truth before and revealed it, it could hurt Vinny’s chances of getting elected. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Vinny’s future and career. Being his ex-wife and the woman he lived with for so long and having hurt another person in a drunk driving situation would not look good for him. Plus, if she has any hopes of getting Vinny back, she had to be sober.

She suddenly become startled when there is a knock on her door. She wipes her eyes one last time and walks over to the door thinking that it’s housekeeping. She opens the door and is surprised to see Chris standing on the other side.

“Chris, what on earth are you doing here?” she asks as he comes into her hotel room. She closes the door and looks back at him.

“I called this morning and found out you checked back in. I had to come see you,” he says with a firm tone in his voice.

“What’s going on?”

“That’s what I’d like to know. Did you hit Victoria with your car? Was it you that nearly killed her?” he asks looking at her with intent, still reeling from the news from Victoria.

Meggan turns around panicked. How did the truth come out? How did Chris find out? What will happen now? So many questions burn in her mind. She feels her eyes swell with tears.

“You’re not saying anything! Answer me Meggan! Did you hit Victoria with your car?” he yells at her.

She turns around and lets a tear fall from her eyes. She opens her mouth to speak but nothing comes out. Her silence is all that Chris needs.

“My God! It’s true. I hope to hell that you end up paying for the damage you’ve caused,” he spits at her before he walks out of the hotel room, slamming the door shut leaving her shattered.

Scene Six - The Calimo Mansion

Rosario opens the door to see Adam and Helen standing there. She welcomes them in from the cold air as the snow fall as made Twin Peaks extremely chilly. “I’ll get Mrs. Calimo for you two,” Rosario says before she rushes off to find Sofia.

Sofia arrives in the foyer of the house, “Adam and Helen! I wasn’t expecting you guys until the morning. Please come into the living room and warm yourself by the fire.”

“Thank you Sofia,” Helen tells her as they walk into the living room. She sits on the large sofa next to the fire.

Adam pulls the key to the cabin out of his pocket and hands it to Sofia before he sits next to Helen. “Thanks again for letting us go to the cabin over the weekend. We really appreciate it.”

“No, it was nothing. Bob and I are glad that others can use it. We really don’t go up there as often as I’d like to. I can be difficult with our schedules. You two seem to really enjoy it up there. I hope the blackout and snow storm wasn’t too much trouble for you.”

“No, it wasn’t bad at all,” Adam replies to Sofia.

“I must say I am surprised that you guys go there,” Sofia tells them. “I mean, after what happened last summer.”

Helen looks at Adam, who nods at her. “I’ve been having more memories about the night our baby died Sofia. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Olivia Wilkins was drugging me to prevent me from remembering that night.”

Sofia arches her eyebrow and looks over at the couple. “Really? Why on earth would she do that?”

“That’s what we’d like to know. We are trying to figure it out. We thought that by going back to the cabin Helen would have more memories,” Adam explains to her.

“I see. Did it work? Did you have more memories?”

Helen nods, “I did, but nothing concrete. I know that Olivia drugged me the night I gave birth, but its like I black out. I don’t remember anything else.”

“This is unbelievable. Listen, if there’s anything at all that I can do to help, please let me know. And you know the cabin is yours anytime you want to use it,” Sofia tells them as Helen gets up and hugs Sofia.

“Thanks Sofia,” Adam smiles as they leave the house.

Sofia walks up to the fire still flabbergasted at the story Adam and Helen just told her. She shakes her head. “I guess there was more to Olivia than we all knew,” she says to herself. Suddenly it dawns on her. “My God,” she whispers. “Was Cassie involved in this? Is that why she’s been lying about knowing Olivia and Preston? Was she involved in this drugging scheme?”

Scene Seven - Twin Peaks Police Station

Robbie watches as Karl walks out of the holding cell at the police station. Robbie doesn’t have access to know who just posted Karl’s bail, but he isn’t happy that Karl is leaving the same night that he kidnapped and tried to kill Madeline. He’s just glad and relieved that Cory was able to show him Madeline’s SOS text message before it was too late. They were able to track her whereabouts using satellite’s and broke into Karl’s apartment right before he was about to shoot her. Robbie arrested him and Madeline gave her statement that Karl was in fact the person that threw the acid on Robin’s face the night of the attack. It’s only a matter of time before Karl’s trial date is set and Robbie can’t wait to throw the book at him.

“I’ll see you around,” a smug Karl tells Robbie as he walks by and prepares to leave. “Thanks for the hospitality.”

“Don’t leave town Karl. Remember, you’re still charged with numerous crimes. Your trial will be coming very soon,” Robbie tells him, not put off my the attitude of the criminal in front of him. “Have a good night.”

Karl walks outside and walks away from the police station. He turns down the first alley he sees and immediately sees Melissa standing in a fur coat and her large black sun glasses. “Really? Sunglasses at night?” Karl muses to her.

“I can’t stand the chance someone see me with you. I paid your bail, are you happy now?” she asks him, noting that he was demanding more money from her.

“You better do more than that. I need a lawyer. And a good one. They have me for multiple charges. If you don’t want the truth about that night to come out, you’ll help me,” Karl threatens her knowing that he can’t afford the lawyer on his own.

“Listen to me carefully Karl, no one, and I repeat no one can know about the night of the attack last February. Do I make myself clear?” Melissa replies to him stepping up to him to try to scare him.

“And I’m telling you, if you want the truth to be kept hidden, you better find me a lawyer or everything will be revealed.”

Melissa is about to say something further, but Karl turns around walks away from her. She watches him go and feels her heart rate go up. She’s worked too hard on her plan to keep Cory and Robin apart to let the truth come out now. Robin would never forgive her. She wonders if she should help Karl. What other choice do I have? She asks her as she walks out of the alley deciding on who she can get to represent Karl.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Sofia steals from Cassie
- Election Day comes with a surprise
- Reese and Madeline have a heart to heart

 
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