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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: August 12, 2012
 

Episode Theme song: "Walking in Circles" Our Lady Peace
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Cory tried to break up with Madeline, but he saw Liam and Robin together so he told her that they can give their relationship a chance. Little did Cory know, Robin dumped Liam so she could be with him
- Craig told Andy that he and Reese were just friends because Reese still has feelings for Andy. Trenyce, meanwhile, told Andy that JC was planning to leave town
- Dominick wanted to ensure the Blooming Rose launch was a success. Donovan suggested that Dominick uncover a scandal that would make Bob/Roboto look bad, should he try to ruin it
- Bob and Kim become lovers. Natasha saw them together at the Calimo mansion and wondered what as going on
- Adam asked Helen to marry him again, she said yes
- Eva got a eerie note and suspected that her abusive ex husband had tracked her down

Scene One - Twin Peaks International Airport

Andy enters the airport terminal and looks around as he tries to locate JC. He recalls how Trenyce told him that JC was going to leave town because he was feeling like it was too painful to stay in Twin Peaks because of his affair with Reese last winter. Andy hates that he has caused JC so much pain that he wants to leave town because he knows that he wants his relationship with him to work, despite JC dumping him and moving out, so he is at the airport hoping to stop JC from walking away from them and their relationship.

As he searches for JC, Andy wonders where his boyfriend would even go. JC did just get an offer to be in Instyle magazine, so maybe he would be heading to LA? Andy continues to try to rack his brain thinking about where JC would be in the airport. He can’t lose him, not without a fight first.

Finally, he sees JC from behind as he sits in a chair. He slowly walks up to him, “JC?” Andy calls out causing JC to turn and see Andy approaching him.

“What are you doing here?” JC asks, dumbfounded that Andy has found him. He wonders how Andy knew he was leaving.

“I’m here to see you. To stop you from leaving town. I … I don’t want you to leave,” Andy admits to him as he sits next to him in the empty chair, hoping that JC will hear him out.

JC turns his face from Andy and tries to conceal his tears. He hates that Andy still has an effect on him, but he can’t deny that he does still love him. He fell hard for Andy. He just can’t believe that Andy would lie to him for months about his involvement with Reese, despite JC’s constant questioning of their relationship. He doesn’t know if he can trust Andy anymore, and without trust in a relationship how does it survive? JC has asked himself that very question ever since he learned the truth from Reese a few weeks ago.

“I can’t stay Andy,” JC finally replies to Andy. “I’m leaving town. I’m leaving you. I need to get away from all the lies and the hurt that you have caused me. What we had,” he says as his eyes finally meet Andy’s, “It’s over. We can’t go back. We can only go forward.”

Andy feels his heart break inside his chest hearing the words from JC. He grabs his hand, “Please JC, hear me out. I promise you that things can be different this time. I promise you that we can make this work.”

Scene Two - Wild Night

Reese opens the door to the club and looks around before he quickly spots Craig sitting in a booth and he makes his way over to the booth. He hasn’t seen Craig in a few weeks because he has been busy with his photo shoot over at Robertson Enterprises, and Craig’s schedule as a doctor is always pretty busy. He is happy that he is getting to see Craig today for that reason, and he hopes that their relationship could continue to grow. Since they’ve been casually seeing each other, things have been going so slowly, to the point where they haven’t even had sex yet. Reese would love to move to that next step with Craig, as he finds him extremely attractive. Plus, now that he has made it clear to Andy that it’s over between them, he wants to move on.

“Hey stranger,” Reese smiles as he approaches the booth and sits across from Craig.

Craig looks up from his drink and smiles over at Reese, “Hey, thanks for meeting me today. It was nice that we both had the same scheduling for a change.”

“I know, right?” Reese replies as he takes of the drink that Craig had ordered for him. “I have to tell you though, I’ve loved this modelling gig at Robertson. I’ve had so much for fun doing it. I never thought I would be good at the modelling thing.”

“Why not?” Craig asks him, surprised by his admission. “I mean, you’re gorgeous for starters, I’m not surprised that you’re a natural.”

Reese feels himself blush and reaches across the table and grabs Craig’s hand. “Thanks. That means a lot to me, coming from you.”

“Does it?” Craig asks quickly back to him.

“Why don’t we get out of here?” Reese replies to him, not being subtle with his come on. “My sister is at work today, we would have my house all to ourselves.”

Craig arches his eyebrow and smiles over at him. He can’t deny that he’s attracted to Reese, but his mind keeps going back to a few weeks ago when Andy stopped by his office and asked him where things stood between himself and Reese. He wonders if the ex’s are truly over each other because it doesn‘t appear that they are. The last thing Craig wants to do is get involved with someone that wants another guy. He doesn’t have the time to invest in someone that doesn’t want it back.

“You don’t know how good that actually sounds,” Craig admits to him. “But I don’t think that it’s a good idea.”

Reese arches his eyebrow, “Why not? We’ve been seeing each other for some time now.”

“Yes, but what is really happening between us Reese?” Craig asks him. “Andy came to see me a few weeks ago and was wondering where the two of us stood.”

“I can’t believe he did that!” Reese says getting upset. He doesn’t know why Andy continues to bud into his life. “He has no right to know what’s going on with me and you or us. I’m sorry that he did that.”

Craig gives him half a smile, “I think it’s pretty clear that the two of you have feelings for each other Reese. You can try to deny it all you want, but there’s a lot of unfinished business between the two of you. You’re not going to be good relationship material until you get that resolved.”

“Ouch,” Reese replies to him, taking another drink of is beverage as the last comment stung. “What are you saying?”

“I don’t think we should see each other anymore. I asked you here to end things. I hope you know that I want the best for you, I just don’t think I’m the best for you. Not right now anyways.”

Reese doesn’t know how to reply to Craig. He feels sad that he never got the chance to explore the relationship with Craig because he seems like such a great guy, but he wonders if maybe what he is saying is true. Maybe he does have unfinished business with Andy. “I’m sorry Craig. I really am.”

“Me too,” he replies to him as they both finish their drinks in an awkward silence.

Scene Three - Robertson Enterprises; Dominick’s Office

“Wow, these pictures look amazing,” Trenyce gushes to Dominick and Donovan as they sit at a table in Dominick’s office reviewing the final pictures of the Blooming Rose launch, that happened the other day. “I can’t believe how good Reese looks in my clothes!” she gushes. “And Robin is so beautiful.”

Dominick smiles back to her, “You’re a talented young woman Trenyce, I knew that this would work out to be a huge success. How are things coming along with the actual clothes for the fashion show.”

“Everything is pretty much done,” she reveals to them. “I just have to fit Robin in one more dress and we are done.”

“Perfect,” Donovan chimes in. “That means, all we have to do is really worry about the set up and the day of events Dominick. I really think we have all of our ducks in a row.”

Dominick flips some papers in the file, “We have a DJ?” he asks as Donovan nods his head yes. “Food? Beverages? Press releases?”

“Yes to all,” Donovan tells him as he feels the excitement grow. “I’m telling you Dominick we really have nothing to worry about.”

Dominick stands up and walks to the window of his office. He puts his hand on his face and wonders if that’s true. He can’t help but think that Bob will still try to do something to ruin the Blooming Rose launch. He knows that Bob has it out for him and his company because he is rivalling Roboto, and the fact that his launch his dedicated to Sofia must drive Bob even crazier. If only he could know for sure if Bob wasn’t going to pull anything, he would feel much easier about the launch.

“I know that you’re nervous Dominick, but I think Donovan is right,” Trenyce tells him, causing Dominick to come back to present time. “I think we have made sure everything will go off perfectly.”

Dominick turns and faces his employees, “That very well may be, but there’s a wild card in all of this.”

“What’s that?” Trenyce asks, not sure what he is talking about.

“Bob Calimo,” Dominick replies. “He can’t be trusted.”

“Have you thought anymore about what I suggested to you? If there was a scandal of some kind that would take the lime light away from Bob and anything he tries to do to the Blooming Rose launch, it may help us out,” Donovan tells them both.

“Wait, what scandal?” Trenyce asks them, not sure she is enjoying the switch of conversation.

“We don’t have a scandal yet,” Donovan relays to her.

“But if we did, nothing Bob said or did surrounding the Blooming Rose launch would be over shadowed,” Dominick thinks outloud. “If only there was something we could use,” he says as he gets an idea. “I think I will pay Bob a visit myself and see if I can fish out anything.”

“Do you think he’ll talk?” Trenyce replies to her boss.

“Probably not, but it’s worth a try.”

Scene Four - The Sugarbowl

“Thanks for agreeing to meet me,” Natasha says to Kim, who is sitting across from her in a booth at the coffehouse. “It has been awhile since we’ve actually had time to catch up,” she tells her friend, which is true, but the real reason Natasha asked Kim out for coffee is because she hasn’t been able to get it out of her mind that she saw Kim at the Calimo mansion the other day with Bob and they had clearly been out at the pool together. Natasha knows that Bob covered with some excuse, but something about the situation didn’t sit well with her. She can’t put her finger on it, but she hopes that by talking to her best friend, she’ll be able to understand what is going on. There was a tension, a weird awkwardness that she can’t explain.

“I know, I’m sorry that it’s been so long,” Kim replies o her, feeling slightly on edge. She knows that it was weird when Natasha saw her at the mansion the other day. She’s more grateful that Natasha showed up when she did and not sooner because she would have seen her and Bob making love by the pool. She shakes her head knowing that she can’t tell Natasha the truth; not yet anyways. “How are things with you and Shane?”

“Things are going well,” Natasha tells her. “He asked me to move in with him.”

Kim gets a huge smile on her face, “That’s fantastic news! I’m so happy for you and him.”

“Thanks,” Natasha laughs a little. “I said no. I’m not ready to take that step, you know? I just want to go slow still.”

“That makes sense,” Kim replies to her. “The last year and half have been very trying on you, with the entire Ryan and Cassie mess. And, of course, your mother’s…”

“I still think about her every day,” Natasha cuts off Kim, thinking about Sofia’s death. “I wish she was still here.”

“I know you do. I’m sorry I haven’t been around more.”

“It’s not your fault. Don’t beat yourself up Kim. You’re a great friend,” Natasha tells her, causing Kim to feel horrible about her current love life. “So tell me about you. Any new men?”

Kim laughs and gulps a little, “Me?” she asks as she pauses to take a drink of her coffee. “No, I’m just busy with the newspaper.”

“And spending time with my Dad? What’s up with that?” Natasha asks quickly, getting to the real point that she invited Kim out for coffee.

Kim looks at Natasha and their eyes lock, “Honestly Nat, your Dad has really had a hard time with Sofia being gone. I guess, I have been spending a lot of time with him lately. I’ve tried to be there for him.”

Natasha smiles and feels her eyes swell with water. Of course Kim was trying to help Bob, Natasha thinks to herself. She must have been caught off guard when Natasha showed up, hence the tension, Natasha thinks to herself. “You really are a good friend Kim. Not only to me, but my entire family,” Natasha tells her as she grabs her hand. “Thank you.”

Kim nervously smiles back, “Anything for my best friend Nat. You know that.”

Scene Five - MW Investigations

Madeline sits at her desk feeling like she’s on cloud nine as Cory has agreed to give their relationship a real chance. She hasn’t been able to stop smiling since he told her this at the Pampa Grill the other day on their lunch break. She has been wanting to make it official with Cory for so long, the fact that he has given it the okay makes her feel so great. She knows that there is still work to do because he still cares about Robin, but she has filed for divorce and she knows that she can help Cory mend his broken heart. As long as they’re together, they can make it work, she realizes.

Suddenly, there’s a knock on her door and she sees Ron her assistant at the door. “Ron, what’s going on?” she asks him as he enters the office.

“I have something for you,” he says as he passes her a file folder.

She takes the file and wonders what it is. “What is this?”

“The file you asked me to get you. From Dr. Liam Fitzpatrick’s office,” he tells her as he hears the phone ring on his desk. “I have to grab that call.”

She watches his leaves the office and she looks down at the file. She recalls asking Ron to try to get a file from Liam’s office in hopes of uncovering the real reason Dominick paid Liam the large sum of money all those months ago. She wonders if she really needs to have the file now because she knows that Cory has committed himself to her. She picks up the file and walks over to her filing cabinet. She places the folder in there and closes the cabinet drawer again. “Maybe I’ll need it one day, but not today,” she says to herself as she sits back down.

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

“Will, have you seen my hospital name badge?” Eva calls out as she rushes to get herself ready for the day. She has a meeting at the hospital in an hour or so and she is running late. Mostly, because she can’t get her mind of the fact that she went to Madeline to help see if her ex is responsible for sending her the eerie letter that she got a few weeks ago. Will gave her the idea and she decided to pursue it because she knows if her ex has found her, she needs to know so she can protect herself. Still, she doesn’t believe that it could actually be him as they haven’t been in touch for years. If it’s not him, then it’s someone else and hopefully Madeline can figure out who it is.

“Here it is,” Will comes up from behind her and passes it to her. “You look great today,” he smiles as she continues to fix her outfit in the mirror.

“Thank you,” she replies to him.

“How did it go with Madeline?” he asks her knowing that the note must be weighting on her mind.

“As well as to be expected, I guess,” Eva informs him. “I mean, I’m not sure if I really gave her any leads or anything, but if anyone can solve the riddle, it will be her.”

Will looks at her and can tell that she’s scared by the letter that she received. He walks up to her and turns her around to face him, “I won’t let anything bad happen to you, you know that, right?”

She smiles and hugs him, “Sometimes things are out of your control. But thank you for protecting me,” she says as their eyes lock after the exit their embrace. “I’m not going to think about it. I just want to put it out of my mind until Madeline gets some news.”

Before he can reply, he hears a knock on the door. He leaves the room and goes to the door. “My God,” he says as he opens the door and finds a vase of dead roses and a card attached.

“What is it?” Eva asks, coming around the corner from the bedroom. She sees the roses and covers her mouth. “What the hell is this?” she asks getting tears in her eyes.

“There’s a card,” Will tells her as he passes her the card.

She opens the card and looks over at Will, “All it says is “Boo!””

Will looks at Eva, who is terrified. He shakes his head, “This is fucked up Eva. We are going to the police. I know I told you that Madeline should be able to help, but this is the last straw. Someone out there is messing with you. With us and it has to stop.”

A shaky Eva nods her head in approval, “Yes, we will go to the police, yes.”

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

Helen watches Dawn play and smiles to herself as her eyes then move down and look at her large ring that Adam gave her the other day. She hopes that the two of them can truly put the past behind them and move on again, but she knows that it will take more from Adam for her to trust him completely again. The ring and the idea of renewing their vows is a wonderful first step though, tells herself.

She stands up when she hears the doorbell ring and she quickly walks to the door. She opens it and sees Shane standing on the other side of the door, “Shane! Well come in, please,” she says as he enters the home.

“I hope you don’t mind that I stopped by unannounced,” he tells her as they enter the living room. “I was just hoping to see Dawn, I have been missing her lately, especially since it’s so close to her birthday.”

Helen smiles as he leans down and picks up Dawn and holds her for a minute. “Of course, I don’t mind, it’s nice that you stopped by.”

“How is she doing? After the entire Mallory Cunningham ordeal, I mean?” he asks as he turns and looks at Helen, knowing that the entire family must have been shaken after Dawn was kidnapped again.

“I think she’s okay. Thankfully she wasn’t hurt or anything. I think she’s finally adjusted to being with Adam and I,” Helen tells him. “Let’s go to the kitchen. I can make some tea.”

“That’d be nice,” Shane says as he follows her into the kitchen. “And how are you and Adam doing?”

Helen turns to him and shows him the ring that Adam gave her, “We are good. He wants to renew our vows, which I think is a great idea. For so long we’ve been so far apart from each other. It’ll be nice to reconnect, you know?”

Shane nods, “I do know Helen. I know this hasn’t been easy for you, but I do think that you and Adam need to work it out. You need to forgive him because you guys have such a beautiful family here.”

Helen hugs Shane, “Thank you Shane. That’s so nice of you to say. And I agree!”

“I’ve always considered you and Adam to be some of my best friends, I just want what’s best for you.”

Suddenly, they hear an odd noise. It’s a noise that Helen has heard before, but she has always just brushed it off. It sounds like someone is banging a wrench on a pipe in the basement. Soon the noise stops.

“What was that?” Shane asks Helen, having also heard the noise.

“I think it’s a pipe in the basement,” she says as she walks over to the basement door and opens it. She looks down into the black basement but doesn’t see anything or hear anything more.

“Weird, it must just be an old pipe or something,” Shane tells her as she closes the door.

“Yea, it must be,” Helen agrees with him, as they return to the kitchen to have some tea.

Scene Eight - Twin Peaks International Airport

On the intercom a female’s voice is heard indicating that all passengers heading to LA should line up to board the plane. JC looks at Andy with tears in his eyes, “I don’t know how to trust you Andy,” JC tells him as he stands up. “That’s my call. I have to go.”

Andy stands up and grabs JC and kisses him hard and passionately as people stop and look at them, but he doesn’t care. JC finally parts from Andy and looks at him and lets a tear escape. “I love you JC. I’m so sorry. Please, please tell me that you’ll give us one more chance.”

JC pauses and looks into Andy’s eyes and can see the man he fell in love with. He doesn’t know if things between them will ever work out, but something in him wants to believe Andy again. He hopes he’s making the right decision, “I love you too.”

Andy smiles as his eyes widen up, “Does that mean …”

“I’ll give us one more chance,” JC smiles as Andy leans in and kisses him again.

Scene Nine - Roboto; Bob’s Office

“So Natasha questioned you about us,” Bob asks Kim as they sit on the large leather sofa in his office. He knew that Natasha felt a tension, but he didn‘t think it would bother her so much that she would question Kim. “What did you tell her exactly?”

Kim looks at her lover and recalls the conversation with Natasha earlier, “I just told her that you had been going through a rough time and I was helping you through it.”

“That is true, you have been wonderful to me,” Bob tells her as he caresses her arm. “Thank you and I’m sorry Natasha questioned you.”

Kim turns and smiles at Bob, “You know that I enjoy your company Bob. I wouldn’t want to be any where else. I just hope that Natasha will feel the same when she learns the truth about us.”

At the door way, a hand slowly opens the door to Bob’s office. The figure watches Kim and Bob on the sofa.

“Don’t you worry about Natasha,” Bob tells her. “She’ll be fine when the truth comes out. We are in control of this Kimberly. No one has to know until we want to them know.”

“I just hate lying to my best friend,” she replies to him.

“You’re not lying to her,” Bob keeps trying to make her feel better. “Anyways, enough of that. I have other things on my mind.”

“Like what Mr. Calimo?” she purrs at him.

“Like this,” he says as he grabs her and kisses her passionately.

The door to the office slowly closes again. Dominick stands with a grin on his face realizing that he may just found the scandal he needed to ensure his launch is successful.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Robbie gets two visitors, both with similar cases
- Andy and JC have a romantic reunion
- Cory and Robin can’t stay away from each other

 
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