Episode 168 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: May 02, 2012


Episode Theme song: "She Don't Have to Know" John Legend
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Leah saw Liam and Robin on their date and worried that he would reveal her secrets
- Cory confessed to Madeline that he didn’t know where their new relationship was going
- Trenyce finally revealed to her family that she has an eating disorder
- After being rejected by Helen again, Adam saw Mallory and they shared a kiss
- Eva thought that Victoria looked familiar when they had a meeting at the hospital but couldn’t place the connection

Scene One - The Tower’s, Floor Eight; Eva’s Condo

Eva types the name “Victoria Franky” in to the Google search bar on her lap top and presses search. She feels her breath quicken as the results come on the screen. After meeting with Victoria the other day at the hospital, a meeting that was a long time coming since she took over as chief of staff last year at TPGH, she believed that she recognized Victoria but hasn’t been able to place where or how. At first, she blew it off as nothing because Eva has only been in Twin Peaks for a couple of years, where as Victoria has been here for many years. Still, something inside Eva is telling her that she does know the younger woman some how.

She sees the search results appear on the computer screen; the first is Victoria’s bio from TPGH, the second is an article from the Sun about Victoria’s multiple personalities from a few years earlier. Eva clicks the link and the page opens. She reads the article about how Victoria’s alter ego “Brandy” strangled Jackson and tried to kill Robbie on Natasha and Cory’s wedding day. Further down in the article, Eva is surprised to read that Victoria’s disorder was caused by her being sexually abused by her father as a child.

“My God,” Eva whispers in shock. “That poor girl. No one should ever have to go through that.”

In some ways, reading the article hits home for Eva, as she can’t help but think back to her years in Europe when she was the abusive relationship with her ex. She has been thinking about that time more and more lately as she has been growing closer to Will and in doing so, she has had to face her demons to let someone get that close to her again.

Suddenly, Will emerges in the living room, “Morning,” he says as he walks in, only wearing some grey sweat pants and holding a cup of coffee.

“Morning,” she smiles over at him, as she quickly pulls close her lap top screen. “Did you sleep well?”

“After the work out you gave me last night, how could I not?” he winks at her, thinking back to their intense love making the night before.

She grins and then looks back at the computer for a second. He immediately realizes that something is troubling her. “What’s going on Eva? What are you looking at on the computer?”

Eva looks at Will and realizes that if she tells him that she thinks she knows Victoria from somewhere, she may sound silly. She has no proof or has no idea where she would know Victoria from, she is still trying to put it together herself. She shakes her head, “Nothing Will. Nothing at all. I was checking some emails, that’s all.”

Will arches his eyebrow, picking up on some apprehension. He decides not to call her out on it. “Okay. Want me to make some breakfast?”

She stands up and walks over to him and runs her hand along his chiselled torso, “I have a better idea,” she grins to him as she kisses him passionately.

Scene Two - DNYA Labs

Leah parks her car in the parking lot and takes a deep breath. The last time she was the lab was when she had her paternity test done to see if Robbie or Jeff was the father of Paige. At the time, she knows that Dominick had the test altered to show that Robbie was the father, but he later confessed the truth to her when she feared that Robbie was going to die and her baby would grow up without a father. She feels her eyes swell with water as she hates the secret she has been keeping for so long: Jeff is the father of Paige, not Robbie. Still, as much as she hates keeping the secret, she knows that she has no other choice. If she ever told Robbie the truth, she would lose her entire family and that’s something she’s not prepared to do. And, for the most part, she never really has to think about the lie because Jeff left town last year. However, ever since Robin has started seeing Liam, the doctor that performed her test, she has been worried that her secret will come out. She pulls herself together and quickly walks out of her car and heads to the front door of the lab.

She walks past the receptionist and straight into Liam’s office, despite the protests from the young girl at the front counter. She sees Liam sitting at his desk typing quickly. “We need to talk,” she says as she closes the door to his office.

Liam looks up from his computer, “This is a surprise? I haven’t seen you in over a year. How have you been?” he smiles to her, not sure why a former patient would be here to see him. If he’s honest, the entire dealing with Leah and her father was most bizarre.

“You know why I am here Dr. Fitzpatrick,” Leah quickly replies to him. “You’re started dating my sister, Robin.”

Liam smirks back at her, knowing that he wouldn’t call what he’s doing with Robin ‘dating’. If anything, he desperately wants to get into her pants, at least once, and then move on. “Robin and I have gone out a few times, but it’s nothing serious. I’m not sure why you’re so worried.”

Leah laughs a little. “You don’t? Do you remember why I came to see you? I was having a paternity test done on my daughter.”

“I remember. Although, you’re not alone Mrs. Calimo. Many of my patients here have that type of test performed here.”

“I am aware of that Liam! I just … Robin can not find out that we have this connection,” Leah tells him, trying not to sound scared that her secret will be revealed.

Liam stands up and glares at her, “How dare you! I am a professional Mrs. Calimo! I know how to keep my personal life and my professional life separate. What happened in this office between you, your father and I will stay between the three of us. No one will ever find out, at least not from me.”

Leah looks at him and studies him closely. She’s not sure why, but she believes him. She can tell that he obviously takes his job very seriously. “Okay, I’m sorry. I guess I just got worried when Robin started talking about you to me.”

Liam tries to hide his smile when he hears that Robin has been talking about him. “You have nothing to worry about.”

Leah grabs her purse from the chair in front of his desk, “I’m going to believe you Doctor. You better not let me down.”

Scene Three - The Sugarbowl

Robbie pours some sugar into his office and proceeds to stir it in before he lifts the to-go cup to his mouth, taking a small drink of the hot liquid before putting the lid on. He needed a coffee break this morning from all of his work at the TPPD. While he hates to admit anything to anyone, he has had a hard time focusing on the work on his desk since Sofia’s death. He still is having a hard time dealing with the fact that his mother is gone and the fact that Cassie was discovered so quickly after, he feels like he can’t even do real justice for his mother’s death. Especially since Cassie was presumed dead and he couldn’t really throw the legal book at her. He sighs and realizes that he just needs time to get over his mother’s death, but he has no idea how long that will take him.

He turns to walk out the door when he sees Cory walk into the coffee house. “Cory, how are you?” he asks to his former brother in law.

Cory smiles at his friend, “Robbie, I’m well, how are you? I’ve been meaning to call and see if how you and the family is doing since the funeral. I still can’t believe that Cassie was responsible for everything that went down.”

Robbie nods, “I know, it’s been a tough adjustment for everyone I think. Want to grab a coffee and chat for a minute?”

“Yea, sounds good,” Cory replies as he walks over to grab a coffee. He soon joins Robbie at the table against window. “How are you holding up? Really? I know how you close you were to Sofia.”

Robbie pauses before taking another drink of his coffee. “It’s been hard. I still can’t believe she’s gone, you know? It just made me realize how precious life is. I’m trying to enjoy each and every day with Leah and Paige.”

“I bet she’s getting so big now!” Cory smiles thinking of the young girl.

“Here’s a picture,” Robbie replies quickly showing him a picture from his phone.

“She’s beautiful.”

“Thank you. Do you think you’ll be having children Cory? I know things must be tense with you and Robin right now since the truth about Karl and Melissa came out, but you guys still love each other, right?”

Cory sighs and takes a drink before he replies. He knows that deep down he does love Robin and he knows that she loves him, but things just seem so complicated now. “I honestly don’t know Robbie. Melissa’s lies really did a number on us.”

“But by not moving forward with Robin, you’re letting Melissa win.”

“I don’t know how to forget the fact that she didn’t believe in me. If she doesn’t believe in me and the words I tell her, what do we really have?” Cory asks his friend, who nods his head in approval. “Plus, things are even trickier now.”

Robbie arches his eyebrow. “Trickier? How so?”

Cory gives him half a grin, “I’ve been seeing Madeline Wilkins. And Robin has been seeing this doctor, Liam Fitzpatrick.”

“Cory, come on, you’re kidding me right? You know that you don’t care for Madeline the way you care for Robin. And the same with Robin and this Liam character.”

Cory laughs, “I know. I’m not denying that. I’m just not sure how to forgive her.”

“Can I give you my advice?” Robbie asks, as Cory nods in approval. “Talk to her. Just the two of you. You two need to hash it all out and get it in the open. That’s when the healing process will begin.”

Cory realizes that Robbie is right; he and Robin do have to talk it out before anything will get resolved. “I’ll keep that in mind, thanks Robbie.”

Scene Four - MW Investigations

Madeline sits at her desk reviewing some files. She moves one from her desk and spots the one below it; it reads “Cory Calvin” on it. She picks up the file with the other one in her hand as this file is closed. She was able to assist Cory in proving his innocence and in turn, they have become lovers. She can’t help but think back to the other night when she and Cory were having dinner and he admitted to her that he doesn’t know where their relationship is headed. She can’t say that she blames him, but she wishes that he had given her more of an indication that things were headed for a long term situation. She has really grown fond of him and would like nothing more to be with him for awhile. She knows that the main reason he is unable to commit is because of his relationship to Robin.

She puts the files in her filing cabinet and turns around when she hears her office door open. She sees Robin standing in her office. “Robin…” Madeline says shocked to see Cory’s wife standing in her office. “Can I help you with something?”

Robin glares at Madeline. “Did you really think I would stay away?” Robin asks her, remembering being at Cory’s penthouse and seeing Madeline emerge in nothing but a towel.

Madeline blushes a little. “I see your surgery went well,” she observes that the scar is gone from Robin’s face.

“What do you think you’re doing with my husband?” Robin ignores her attempts at being civil.

Madeline laughs, “I don’t think I owe you any explanations Robin. Cory is an adult, he is making decision that are best for him. If you don’t like what your husband is doing, maybe you should be talking to him about it.”

Robin takes a step forward and glares at her. “How dare you! You’re a home wrecker!”

Madeline laughs again at Robin. “I wasn’t the one that pushed Cory away by refusing to believe in him. You did that Robin. If you’re looking for someone to blame about the status of your marriage, take a look in the mirror!”

“You bitch!” Robin yells at Madeline as she reaches across the desk and slaps her hard across the face.

“Get out of my office,” Madeline yells back at her, as she holds her cheek with her hand.

“With pleasure,” Robin snaps back at Madeline. “But you stay away from my husband, or this will just be the beginning of what I will do to you.”

Madeline watches as Robin exit’s the office and she tries to pull herself together. She had never seen that side of Robin before and it’s clear that she still loves Cory based on her actions. Madeline sighs and wonders if there’s anything she can do to keep Cory, or if she will just end up losing him to Robin.

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

“Welcome home Mommy!” Andrew says as he hugs Trenyce, whom is sitting on the sofa in the living room. “I missed you!”

Trenyce smiles at her son as she holds him on her lap, “I missed you too baby. More than you know. I promise I’ll never leave you again like that, okay?”

Andrew nods as starts to squirm on her legs. Trenyce laughs, “Okay, down you go so you can go play with your toys.”

Daisy comes into the living room with a pot of tea and sits on the coffee table. She looks at Trenyce and smiles, so happy that she was able to get out of the hospital so quickly after fainting in the snow because of her eating disorder. She knows that Trenyce has a long way to go before she’s recovered, but she hopes that Trenyce is on the right path. “One sugar or two?” she asks her niece as she makes her a cup of the tea.

Trenyce pauses for a second and thinks about her answer. Before this ordeal, she would have said no sugar at all, but she knows that she has to change her thinking habits. “Two please.”

Daisy passes her the cup of tea, “It’s hot, so be careful.”

“Thank you, really, for everything,” Trenyce tells Daisy as she takes the cup of tea. “I couldn’t have gotten through this without you.”

Daisy smiles and sits next to her, “You’re welcome. Please remember that I’m always here for you Trenyce. Whenever you’re feeling down or sad, you can come to me.”

Trenyce feels her eyes swell with water, “I know. I’m sorry that I put everyone through this.”

“You have to stop apologizing Trenyce,” Daisy laughs with her. “This is what family is all about, okay?”

Trenyce nods her head and hugs her Aunt. “I love you.”

“I love you too,” Daisy replies to her. “Sorry that Chris couldn’t be here, I guess there’s some huge crisis over at Roboto.”

Trenyce laughs, “Oh that’s fine. I’m not sure I need someone else watching over me anyways.”

Daisy stands up when she hears the doorbell ring. “I wonder who that could be,” she says as she walks to the front door. She opens the door and sees a delivery man. He’s holding a large bouquet of flowers. Daisy quickly pays the man and thanks him before returning to the living room.

“Wow, those are beautiful,” Trenyce notes from the sofa as Daisy sets the flowers down on the coffee table.

“There’s a card and it’s addressed to you,” Daisy tells Trenyce as she passes her the card.

Trenyce opens the card and reads aloud, “Welcome Home T! Wishing you a speedy recover, Love Andy & JC”.

“That’s sweet of them,” Daisy smiles as she takes the card back from Trenyce.

“Yes, it is. I have the best friends in the world.”

Daisy is surprised to hear the doorbell ring again. “We sure are popular today,” she says quickly walking back to the door. She opens it and sees Dominick standing on the other side. “Dominick? This is a surprise, what are you doing here?”

“Do you mind if I come in?” he asks as Daisy lets him into the home. “I was actually hear to see Trenyce, your niece, is she home?”

“She’s in the living room,” Daisy replies arching her eyebrow, curious as to why Dominick wants to see Trenyce.

Dominick enters the living room and sees Trenyce. “You must be Trenyce. I am Dominick Robertson.”

Trenyce shakes his hand, “I’ve heard about you, in the newspapers. What is this about?”

“I do realize that you just got home from the hospital, so I hope that I’m not intruding, but I happened to get a copy of your grades from Twin Peaks University. I realize that you don’t graduate until next month, but if you’re interested, I’d like to offer you a position with my new company.”

Trenyce’s eyes open wide, shocked by what Dominick is offering her. “Doing fashion design you mean?”

Dominick nods his head. “Yes, of course. I have this wonderful idea to launch a fashion line to go along with the new perfume that we are launching. I’ve looked at your designs and I love the edge you have. You’re a very talented young woman.”

“Thank you, I don’t know what to say,” Trenyce admits to him, blown away that she’s already getting job opportunities. “You still have a long road ahead of you.”

“I’m not sure about this Trenyce. You were just released from the hospital,” Daisy intervenes in the conversation.

“I know Daisy, but this would be a great way for me to pick myself up quickly and move on with my life. This is the best news I’ve had in a long time,” Trenyce tells her, clearly interested in the position.

“Okay, I won’t stop you from taking this position if you want it.”

“Thank you so much Mr. Robertson, I’m very interested!”

Scene Six - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn’s Home

Helen looks at Dawn, who is sitting in her high chair eating some cereal, as she stands in the kitchen pouring herself another cup of coffee. She looks at the clock and thinks that Adam should be home anytime now as he went for a run first thing this morning. She hopes that when he gets home she can reach out to him since she does feel bad about her recent behaviour with him. She knows that the previous night, Adam had suggested going out for a nice dinner together and leaving Dawn with Shane, but she still feels like she’s not ready to leave Dawn alone yet. She knows that Dawn has started to adjust much better to being with them but she still thinks that she wants to ensure that Dawn is 100% okay in the settings.

“Daddy should be home soon Dawn,” she tells her daughter as she walks back into the dining room and seats next to her daughter. “Are you almost finished with your cereal?”

Dawn whips her spoon into the milk causing it to splash everywhere. She squeals in laughter as the milk lands on her face. Helen giggles, “I’ll take that as a yes, you’re done,” she smiles as she picks up the bowl.

“Maybe we should give you a bath now since you have milk all over you!” Helen continues to chat with her daughter as she starts to unbuckle her from the hair chair.

Suddenly, Helen hears a loud crackling noise coming from the window. She quickly grabs Dawn and rushes out of the room, scared that someone is trying to break in. She lays Dawn in the playpen in the living room and picks up a candle stick from the fireplace mantel and slowly walks back into the dining room. She slowly walks over to the window and realizes quickly the crackling noise is just a plastic bag caught in the tree in the backyard that is rustling in the wind. She breathes a sigh of relief and puts the candle stick down.

She feels herself get water in her eyes. “I can’t be away from Dawn. Not yet,” she whispers to herself, knowing that if someone had been trying to break in and she wasn’t at home, Dawn could be in danger. “I won’t let anyone hurt her. Not ever again.”

Scene Seven - The Cunningham House; Mallory’s Home

Adam finds himself jogging up to the front of Mallory’s house. He woke up this morning knowing that he had to go for a run after his encounter with the young woman the night before when they shared an intense kiss at the university. He doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing because he loves Helen dearly, but he feels like his needs are not being met with his wife right now. And Mallory is just so … available. He knows he shouldn’t, but he knocks on the front door of the house.

Mallory soon emerges, still just wearing a tiny robe that barely goes below her butt. “Mr. Black? What are you doing here?” she asks as she lets him in the house out of the crisp morning spring air.

“I don’t know,” Adam admits as he wipes some sweat from his forehead, still hot from his jog. “I know I shouldn’t be here.”

“No, it’s fine,” Mallory tells him, casually undoing part of her robe so he can see her bra better underneath. She immediately feels his eyes on her body.

“Are we alone?” he quickly asks her as he shuts the front door.

“Yea, my parents are at work already,” she purrs at him, also thinking about the kiss from the previous night. “I couldn’t stop thinking about last night. And that kiss.”

“I know. Me either,” he tells her, coming closer to her. “This is crazy, I’m your teacher.”

She puts her hand on his hoodie, “I know, I would never say anything Mr. Black. This isn’t in the class room.”

“No it certainly isn’t,” he says moving in even closer to her. “God you’re beautiful.”

She smiles as their lips are barely separated now, “Thank you Mr. Black. You’re so big and strong and …”

Before she can finish he’s kissing her hard. He pushes her up against the wall and she wraps her legs around his waist. He slowly carries her into the bedroom, their lips never breaking for a moment.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Robin gives Bob some shocking news
- Chris gives Victoria a choice
- Adam and Mallory get hot and heavy

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