Episode 154
Giving Up on Us
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: January 22, 2012

Episode Theme song: "Time for Miracles" Adam Lambert

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Mallory flirted with Adam. On New Year’s Eve, Adam and Helen grew closer to Dawn. Cassie replaced Helen’s menstrual medication with the memory loss pills
- Cassie placed a car bomb on Natasha’s car. To her luck, Sofia went to the car after she told Cassie that she was going to expose her lies and was killed when the bomb went off. The Calimo’s were devastated by her death
- Robin confronted Melissa about her role in her scarring. Robin also told Dominick the truth
- Meggan was arrested for driving the car that hit Victoria
- Andy was jealous to see Reese show up with Craig as a date on New Year’s Eve

Scene One - Twin Peaks Police Department; Robbie’s Office

“Sweetie, I wish you would come home with me,” Leah says looking at her husband, who is sitting behind his desk at the police station. She knows that he shouldn’t be at work so soon after Sofia’s death. He needs time to mourn and heal and deal with the loss that he has suffered, but Robbie insisted that he come to work. “Paige and I could use the company at home and I know you don‘t want to be here.”

Robbie looks up at his wife and nods in appreciation. He realizes what she’s trying to do for him and he is grateful. “I have to be here today Leah. There’s a case that I am in charge of and we made an arrest on New Year’s Eve. I promise I won’t be here long. I’ll catch up with you at home in a few hours.”

“Are you sure you’re okay?” she asks him knowing that he is close to crashing into a wall. He’s good at putting up a front for so long until the emotions get the best of him and he will let it out. When that happens, she knows it has to be at home with her. “I hate leaving you so soon after what happened.”

“Let’s not talk about it now, okay?” he says back to her. “Let me wrap this case up, then I can come home. I can finally start to really grieve my mother. I still can’t believe she’s gone…” he starts to say as his mind begins to wander back to the explosion that killed Sofia. “I can’t do this. Not now. I’ll see you in a few hours.”

“Okay. Call me if you need anything. I love you,” she replies to him as she leaves his office.

“I love you too,” he says back to her, looking at the clock on his wall and hoping that he can make it another few hours in the office. Part of him thinks that maybe she was right … maybe he shouldn’t have come into work today. He shakes his head knowing that he’s there and he can make it another few hours. He has too.

“Am I interrupting?” a voice calls from his office doorway. He looks up and sees Victoria standing there. “I’m so sorry about your loss Robbie. We can reschedule this for another time, if you’d rather.”

“No, please come in Victoria. Thank you, for your words about my Mom. It’s a tough time for all of us, but I really wanted to see you,” Robbie tells her as she comes in and sits down in front of him.

“It sounded important over the telephone,” she says back to him as she gets comfortable in the chair.

“We made an arrest in your hit and run. Meggan Richardson is in jail right now,” he announces to her. Victoria doesn’t really change her facial expression giving Robbie the indication that she isn’t overly surprised by the latest development. “You don’t seem surprised.”

She arches her eyebrow, “Well after the article ran in the Sun, I guess I’m not surprised. How long will she be in jail for?” she asks him.

“That’s up to you. And that’s why I called you.”

“I’m afraid I don’t understand entirely.”

Robbie looks at her, “Do you want to press charges against her? If you do, we can probably have her locked up for some time. Especially since this is her second drunk driving accident.”

Victoria nods her head understanding what Robbie is saying. “So basically her freedom is in my hands?”

“That’s exactly what I’m telling you, yes.”

Victoria looks surprised now. She shakes her head and looks at Robbie. “I need some time to think about this. I don’t know what I want to do yet.”

“Understood. You know where to find me when you’ve made your decision. We’ll be waiting to hear from you.”

Scene Two - The Tower’s, Floor One; Kim’s Condo

Kim looks out the window of suit lost in a daze unable to stop thinking about the previous night’s events at the Calimo mansion. She was standing at the door when Sofia walked to the car; she saw Bob wave to her and try to hurry her back to the mansion. Then it happened: the explosion that killed Sofia. She turns around and has more tears in her eyes. She isn’t a part of the Calmio family, but she has been Natasha’s best friend for as long as she can remember and has always been very close to Bob and Sofia. She can’t believe that Sofia is dead and gone. More over, the pain that she saw from the family after it happened was hard to see. She remembers Bob yelling for someone to put out the fire in the fireplace because he couldn’t handle seeing anymore flames. She shakes her head and wonders what the family will do going forward. She is feeling so much pain from the death; she can’t imagine what the family is going through right now.

“I’m coming,” she says softly as there’s a knock on her front door. She hurries over and sees Andy and JC standing on the other side of the door. “Andy,” she says falling into his arms and finally letting some tears escape her eyes. “I can’t believe this is happening.”

“I know,” he says bringing her to the sofa and sitting next to her as JC closes the front door. “We’re here for you. Whatever you need JC and I can do for you. Just tell us what it is.”

Kim looks at her brother and smiles. “Just knowing that you care means so much to me.”

“Of course we care,” JC says coming into the living room. “How about some tea? I’ll go put some water on.”

“Thanks JC,” Andy replies to his boyfriend who is leaving the living room. “Have you heard from the Calimo’s this morning? I can’t imagine that they got much sleep last night.”

Kim shakes her head and wipes her eyes with a tissue, “No, and I haven’t called over there yet. I think they need their space right now. You know, time to really wrap their head around what happened.”

“I still can’t believe it. I mean, a bomb on Natasha’s car? Who could have done something like this?” Andy asks as he hears the doorbell ring again. “Sit, I’ll get the door,” he tells his sister as JC comes back into the living room. He takes Andy’s place on the sofa and pulls Kim into a hug. Andy goes to the door and opens the door. “Reese,” he says seeing his ex on the other side of the door. “This is a surprise.”

“I hope I’m not intruding. I came to see how Kim is doing. I know she is close to the Calimo’s, and I know all too well what it’s like to lose someone you love,” he says sombrely, reflecting on the fact that his parents haven’t been dead a year and now another major resident of Twin Peaks has died.

“Thanks for stopping by Reese,” Kim announces from the sofa. “Please come in.”

JC looks over at Andy, who is looking at Reese with a slight grin on his face. JC can’t help but feel annoyed that Reese is present. Kim looks at JC and wonders if he is jealous of Reese and Andy still. Suddenly the whistle from the kettle can be hard. “I’ll go get some tea,” JC says standing up and walking into the kitchen.

“I’ll help you,” Kim replies as she follows him into the kitchen. Once they’re in the kitchen, JC opens a cupboard and grabs some mugs. “Hey, are you okay?” she asks him as he stops and looks at her.

“Yes, I’m fine, why do you ask?”

“I just saw how you reacted to seeing Reese show up,” she admits to him as he puts his head down, somewhat embarrassed that he is unable to hide his jealousy even from an outside. “Andy is with you JC, but you have to understand why Reese and him are close. They shared something special. That kind of history is hard to just forget. But I have no doubt that if Andy didn’t want to be with you, he wouldn’t be.”

JC smiles and looks at Kim, “Thanks. He is with me, isn’t he? I guess I have to keep reminding myself of that.”


“How are you holding up?” Andy asks Reese, looking over at his ex boyfriend and recent lover. While Andy asks, he can’t help but think back to New Year’s Eve and seeing Reese on a date with Craig Benton.

Reese looks over at him and sighs with a heavy heart. “I guess. It brings back memories of my Mom and Dad more than anything.”

“You know if there’s anything you need you can ask me right?”

Reese smiles a little at him as their eyes lock. “I do. Thank you Andy. I really mean that. I’m supposed to see Craig later so I should be okay.”

Andy turns away and rolls his eyes a little. Of course Reese is seeing Craig later and he’ll make it okay. They’ve been together for what … a week? “I didn’t realize things were so intense with you and Craig.”

Reese is about to respond when JC and Kim return with the tea. “I’m so glad you guys are here to help me with Sofia’s death. I really appreciate it,” Kim tells them all, not realizing what she has walked into between Andy and Reese. The two look at each other a moment longer, a look that is not unnoticed by JC.

Scene Three - Twin Peaks College

Adam sits at his desk working on a lesson plan, still shell shocked by the events on New Year’s. It wasn’t long ago that he and Helen visited Sofia and she was more alive and vibrant than ever. It makes him realize how short life is and how you have to live each day to it’s fullest. He looks over and sees Helen walking into the classroom. She’s holding a large coffee from the Sugarbowl for him. “Thanks, I wasn’t expecting to see you here this morning,” he admits to her smiling as she sets the coffee down on his desk.

“I thought you could use another coffee,” she admits to him. “Last night was along night and we didn’t get much sleep.”

“True. How are you feeling?” he asks her as he takes a drink of the coffee.

Helen shrugs, “It’s my time of the month, so I’m cramping a little. It doesn’t help that I’m shocked by the explosion at the mansion. It just seems like it’s one thing after another lately.”

“You can say that again,” Adam comments about the on-going drama.

Helen puts her hand to head suddenly feeling a little woozy. “Are you okay?” Adam asks her, noticing her disgruntled look on her face.

“Yea, must just be my cramps,” she admits, recalling how she took one of her pills earlier in the day and usually they work much faster than the one is today. “My medication doesn’t seem to be working.”

“Can I get you anything?”

She shakes her head. “No, I think I may stop by Cassie’s and see Dawn. She was such a pleasure to watch last night. I’ll see if Cassie needs any help today.”

“Sounds like a plan. Have you had any more memories?” he asks as she shakes her head. He can’t help but feel frustrated with her lack of progress. At first she seemed to be making good headway with little memories but the last few weeks she hasn’t made any progress. Now that she’s cramping and wanting to see Dawn, he can’t imagine that she’ll have any more memories any time soon. He sighs heavily.

“I’m sorry Adam. I don’t know what to say. Maybe it’s one of those things that we should start to accept? We may never know what happened the night our baby died,” she says softly. She hasn’t wanted to give up on remembering, but she admits that lately she has struggled to remember anything new.

He looks at her livid that she even wants to give up. He looks over his shoulder and notices some students coming into the classroom. “We’ll have to talk about this later, I have a class.”

Helen nods and walks away from her husband knowing that he wasn’t very pleased with her. She doesn’t know what else to do though. She is tired of not remembering the night and having to relive the painful memories from that night. At some point, she has to learn to move on.

Adam looks up at Mallory, who is sitting in the front row. She flips her long hair behind her shoulders and takes off her jacket revealing a low cut blouse. She smiles at him when she notices he was looking at her. She gets out of her seat and walks up to his desk and leans over it, exposing more of her cleavage to him. “Mr. Black? I just wanted to thank you for putting together that study group. It’s really, like, helped me a lot.”

“Good Ms. Cunningham. Anything for my students to succeed,” he says back to her, trying not to look down her shirt into her breasts.

“I want to succeed. Anything that I could ever do for extra credit, please let me know,” she says more seductively to him before she turns around walks back to her seat. Adam can’t help but watch her every move as she sits down and crosses her long legs.

Stop thinking about her, he tells himself as he grabs his white board marker to prepare for the daily lesson.

Scene Four - Twin Peaks Executive Hotel; Suite 295

Melissa puts the morning edition of the Sun down still reeling from the fact that Sofia is dead. Part of her knows that the explosion the night before prevented her from having to answer to Robin’s questions about her role in the premier attack that Robin suffered last February. She can’t believe that the truth has come out; she worked so very hard to ensure that Robin would never learn that she was behind the attack, but not helping Karl when he asked her for help proved to be her down fall. She doesn’t know what she should do next. Robin didn’t come home last night, which doesn’t surprise her, but she knows that Robin will be back to get more answers eventually. How can she possibly lie her way out of it when Karl has admitted to the truth and everyone knows that she paid his bail after his arrest. She takes a deep breath and puts the paper down. She freezes when she hears a knock on her door. She takes a deep breath and stands up and walks over to the door. Robin is on the other side and glares at her mother.

“You never did get to answer me last night,” she says blowing past Melissa at the doorway. “I need to know if you were the that caused my attack. And I’m not leaving until I know the truth.”

Melissa shuts the door and turns to face her daughter. “Good morning to you too Robin. You know, I can’t believe that after the tragic events of last night you even want to have this conversation with me.”

“Don’t do that!” Robin yells at mother. “Don’t make it seem like I’m some heartless person because I need to know the truth. Yes, Sofia’s death is tragic and my heart goes out to the Calimo’s, but this has nothing to do with them. This is about you and me! Tell me the truth mother! Please, I need to know.”

Melissa turns away unable to look her daughter in the eye. She opens her mouth to say something but nothing comes out. She turns back and lets a tear fall from her eye. “You have to know Robin that I never meant for you to get hurt.”

Robin covers her mouth with her hand realizing that Melissa just admitted to it. “You told me it was Cory’s fault! What kind of monster are you?” Robin asks her mother coming up to her.

“You can do so much better than that man,” Melissa spits at her daughter, unable to hide her contempt for him.

Robin’s hand makes contact with her mother’s cheek. “That’s not your decision to make! Because of you, I may have lost the live of my life! You’re a monster! I hope I never see you again!”

Robin rushes to the door and opens it and reveals Dominick standing on the other side. He notices his daughter crying and hugs her. “Robin? Is everything okay?”

“That woman just admitted to me that she set up the attack. I have to get away from her. I can’t stomach the sight of her,” Robin says wiping her eyes.

“I’ll call you,” he replies looking into her eyes. “Right now, I have to deal with your mother.”

Melissa turns and looks at Dominick and gulps, knowing that Robin telling her off was just the tip of the iceberg.

Scene Five - The Tower’s, The Penthouse; Cory’s Home

Cory quickly pulls some grey sweat pants on as he steps out of the shower and hurries down the stairs still dripping wet. He reaches the door and opens it and sees Madeline standing on the other side. “Madeline?” he asks, stunned that she’s showed up at his place so early in the morning. “What are you doing here?”

Madeline can’t help but notice the state of Cory and smirks a little. “Sorry, I should have called first,” she explains. “I didn’t go out last night, but after hearing about the events last night at the Calimo’s, I wanted to stop by and see how you were doing. I have muffins and coffee,” she says holding up a tray from the Sugarbowl.

Cory smiles and lets her in the house. “I literally just got out of the shower.”

“I can tell,” she says, trying not to stare at his chiselled chest and bulge in his pants. “How are you holding up? I know you and Sofia knew each other.”

Cory runs his hand through his wet hand before picking up the coffee. “I mean, I’m in shock. I can’t believe that she’s gone. What’s more alarming to me are the reports that there was a bomb on Natasha’s car. I mean, someone wanted to kill Natasha. Sofia was just a victim in all this. I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now.”

Madeline turns around and bites her lower lip. She had forgotten that Cory had been married to Natasha before his marriage to Robin. She turns and looks at him. “I think it’s very sweet that you and Natasha are still so close.”

Cory gives her half a smile, “You don’t spend that much time with someone and not care for them in some way. Natasha and I are very close still. I cherish her friendship a lot.”

“That’s wonderful,” she replies as she feels her eyes swell with some water.

“Hey, are you okay? Did you know Sofia well?” he asks coming closer to her, seeing her getting misty.

She shakes her head, “Not at all, really. I guess the death of such a pillar in our community has just brought up memories of my parents dying. Every day is still really hard dealing with that, you know?

Cory leans in and pulls her into a hug. “I’m sorry. I should have realized that you would still be grieving.”

“It’s okay, it’ s part of the reason why I wanted to come see a friendly face today,” she admits as they exit their embrace.

“Is there anything I can do?” he asks her looking into her eyes and making her melt a little.

She shakes her head. “I just wanted to see you.”

“I’m glad you stopped by,” he admits to her, still looking deeply into her eyes. “I’m really glad that we have formed this friendship. Without you, I’d still be fighting to prove my innocence.”

Madeline smiles a little, “I always knew you were innocent.”

“And thanks to you, now everyone else knows it too.”

She smiles at him and their eyes lock. She leans in and moves closer to him. They stop before they get too close to each other and look at each other again. Cory moves his hand to her face and slowly caresses her cheek before his finger reaches her chin. He lifts her head a little and places his lips on hers. She quickly responds to the kiss and moves her hand behind his head, allowing his tongue to enter her mouth.

Scene Six - City Hall; Daisy’s Office

Daisy looks at herself in a mirror that she has in her office as she fixes her suit a little. She wants to look absolutely perfect before she goes make a press statement on Sofia’s death. Not only has Twin Peaks lost a pillar in the community, but she knows that she has to ensure that the person responsibly for the car bomb is brought to justice. She owes it to the citizens, but more importantly to the Calimo’s as they are huge supporters of hers and the cities.

She turns around when she hears the door to her office open. Bob slowly walks into her office. “Bob, this is a surprise,” she says coming up to him and hugging him. “Please know how truly sorry I am for your loss. If there’s anything, I mean absolutely anything I can do, please let me know.”

Bob exit’s the embrace and looks at her and nods his head. “Thank you. What I really want though is for the person responsibly to be brought in and dealt with accordingly. I do not want my wife’s death to go unpunished. I refuse to let that happen. I want you to know that you have all of my resources available to you and the police department to find the culprit.”

Daisy grabs his hands, “Thank you. We will find out who is behind this and we will make sure that they pay for what they’ve done. I’m actually just about to go out and make a statement now.”

“I know. I want to stand with you so we can show that we are on a united front. I want everyone to know that I will not rest until Sofia’s killer is behind bars.”

Daisy looks at Bob and tries to read him. For someone that just lost the love of his life, he is surprisingly calm and composed. She thinks that most of it must be an act and that he doesn’t like showing his emotions, but she thinks it’s amazing that for someone that lost his wife the night before, he isn’t showing any signs of cracking.

“I would love if you stood with me. And like I said, I will make it my number one goal to help uncover the monster responsibly for this crime,” she announces to him.

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

Cassie turns up the TV as she sees Daisy come to the podium with Bob standing beside her. She wonders what the special announcement is that the mayor has to make the day after Sofia’s death. She still can’t believe how lucky she got the night before with Sofia going to the car instead of Natasha. She had planned to get rid of Natasha for good, but after Sofia confronted her with armed information that Dawn was really Helen’s baby, she isn’t devastated that Sofia died last night.

“What’s going on?” Shane asks his wife as he comes into the living room and sees Cassie’s eyes fixed on the television.

Cassie jumps a little, startled by Shane’s presence. “Sorry, I didn’t meant to startle you,” he says to her as he puts his arms on her shoulders.

“It’s okay,” she replies to him. “I guess I’m a little jumpy after last night. It’s not every day that our wedding is interrupted by a car bomb going off.”

“I still can’t believe it. I can’t imagine what the Calimo’s are going through today,” he tells her, even though she knows that when he says the Calimo’s, he means Natasha. “What is this you’re watching? Daisy’s about to make an announcement?”

“Yea, I’m not sure what it could be,” she says as the speech begins.

“Citizens of Twin Peaks,” Daisy begins to say speaking into a microphone. “Today is one of the darkest days in the history of our city. Last night one our most beloved members of our community was taken from us. Sofia Calimo was killed last night on the Calimo grounds,” she continues to say as photographers take her picture. “Today, I stand with her husband Bob Calimo SR. Together, we are here to announce that it is our number one priority to find out who is responsible for Sofia’s tragic death. We will not stop or rest until the person responsible is behind bars.”

Cassie stands up and walks out of the living room. “My God,” she says aloud causing Shane to arch his eyebrow. She moves into the kitchen and pours herself a tall glass of water. She knows that with Bob’s help in helping uncover what happened there is a good chance that they will be able to track it back to her. She drinks the water quickly and tries to get her heart rate down. No, Cassie, you’ve covered your tracks. You’re fine, she tries to reassure herself as she finishes her water. She sees Shane come into the kitchen and tries to compose herself. She knows that she has to keep it together otherwise people will start to get suspicious of her.

“Are you okay?” he asks her coming up to her, noting her odd behaviour.

“This entire thing is just so tragic,” she tells him as she hugs him. “We have to offer our support to Bob. We have to help find out who killed Sofia,” she says to him knowing that if they’re helping uncover the truth, it will take suspicions off her.

“That’s nice of you, and I agree. We should offer our support,” he tells her, looking into her eyes. Suddenly he hears the doorbell ring. “I wonder who that could be.”

“I’ll go get it,” she tells him walking past him and moving to the front door. She opens the door and sees Helen standing there.

“Cassie, hi,” Helen smiles as she rubs her hands together to stay warm. “I was hoping I could see Dawn.”

Cassie arches her eyebrow and lets Helen into the house. “She’s sleeping right now, Helen.”

“Oh okay, well I can go, I guess. I can’t explain it to you, but being around her just makes me feel so much calmer. I’m at ease,” Helen says looking at Cassie, who is trying not to freak out. “After last night’s events, I guess I just wanted to see her.”

“Today’s just not a good day,” Cassie snaps at her, as Shane comes around the corner. “I’ll call you soon and we can arrange something, okay?”

She opens the door and pushes Helen outside, who is left feeling completely confused by her behaviour. “Oh, okay. Well I look forward to that call then.”

Cassie shuts the door and turns back and looks at Shane. “What the hell was that?” he asks her looking at his wife wondering what her odd behaviour could mean now realizing that Dawn is in the living room playing meaning that Cassie just lied to Helen about the baby.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Kim offers her support to Bob
- Will stops Eva from making a mistake
- Cory and Dominick confront Melissa

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