Episode 193
Heaviness in my Head
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 04, 2012

Episode Theme song: "Don't You Remember" Adele

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Natasha slapped Kim after learning she was sleeping with Bob. Meanwhile, when Shane asked Natasha to move in with her but she said she wasn’t ready to take the next step
- Helen’s mysterious brother Casey arrived in town. The family learned that Adam is paralyzed leaving him feeling left out when Helen and Shane took Dawn trick or treating
- Reese was surprised when Dean confessed he broke up with his boyfriend so he could ask him out on a date. Reese accepted in the invite
- Andy and JC broke up and JC left town
- Robin served Cory with divorce papers after Madeline told her that she knew Leah’s secret. She told Madeline, who told Cory she was there for him if he needed anything

Scene One - The Calimo Mansion

Kim stares at her phone as the winter sun beams through the large window to her right. Despite being a chilly, snowy day the sun is shining brightly. The world is not so bright for Kim today as she keeps willing her phone to ring or vibrate. Anything, as long as she hears from Natasha. She can’t help but feel completely helpless with her situation right now because she knows her best friend is hurt by the fact that she is dating her father. Kim sighs feeling completely torn about what to do. She has, despite not saying it out loud, fallen completely in love with Bob and everything that he has to offer her. At the same time, she knows that her relationship with Bob is hurting Natasha deeply and that was the last thing she wanted to do.

She stands up and walks over to the bar since her phone is clearly not ringing. She looks at the large clock that is above the fireplace mantel. “It’s close enough to noon,” she says as she opens the ice box and places a couple of cubes into a glass before she pours herself a gin and tonic. She takes the first sip and feels the alcohol smoothly go down. She sighs slightly knowing that she needs to numb her pain slightly.

While Bob keeps telling her that Natasha and Robbie will come around and accept their relationship but she isn’t so sure. She has never seen Natasha so upset with her as she was the day of the fashion show launch. Kim moves her hand to her cheek as she can still feel the slap from Natasha that went across her face. Kim shuts her eyes and let’s a tear escape her eye as she takes another drink of her gin and tonic.

She turns around and sees her phone just sitting on the table in front of her. She shakes her head and wonders what she should do. “Should I call her?” she asks herself as she walks towards the phone. She turns it on to ensure that she hasn’t missed a phone call or a text message. She feels her heart sink a little when she realizes she has not.

“This is crazy,” she tells herself as she turns her phone on again. “I’m her best friend. If I want to talk to her, I should just call her. I don’t have to wait for her to call me.”

She dials Natasha’s number and places the receiver to her ear. It rings. And rings again. Soon, it goes to Natasha’s voicemail causing Kim to wonder if Natasha is screening her calls.

“Hey Nat, it’s me Kim. I’m …” she pauses wondering what to say as things seem so different now. “I miss you and hope that you’re doing okay. Give me a call sometime, I’d love to catch up and … chat. I miss the way things used to be.”

She hangs up the phone and sets it back down on the table. She walks back over to the bar where she left her drink and quickly downs it. As she makes herself another, she wonders if reaching out to Natasha was the right thing to do. She shakes her head knowing she can’t go back, and that she had to make the first move. Something, anything, to make Natasha realize that she’s still her best friend.

Scene Two - The Calimo Mansion; The Guest House

Natasha races out of the kitchen into the living room when she hears her phone start to ring. She picks it up quickly but sees Kim’s name on the caller ID. She looks at the phone for a moment and wonders if she should answer it. She thinks back to her conversations with both Robbie and Shane where they told her that she should try to be the bigger person and accept Bob and Kim’s relationship for what it is. None of them expect the relationship to last very long, but the fact that there is a relationship still hurts Natasha deeply. She still can’t understand how or why her best friend in the world would start to sleep with her father, especially since her mother hasn’t been dead a full year yet.

She places the phone back down and walks back to the kitchen. She picks up her mug of tea and takes a small sip of the hot liquid. “I can’t deal with you yet Kim, I’m sorry,” she whispers to herself. Suddenly she realizes that Kim is probably at the main house and could, potentially, realize that she’s home and screening her phone calls. She thinks about calling Kim back quickly, but decides she doesn’t care. “If she doesn’t care about how her relationship with my father impacts me, then she can handle me screening my calls.”

She freezes when she hears her doorbell ring. She walks out of the kitchen and moves towards the door. “Would she really have come from the main house to check on me?” she asks herself as she slowly opens the door. “Oh my goodness, Shane!” Natasha says relieved to see her boyfriend on the other side of the door and not her former best friend.

“Who did you think it was?” Shane grins as he comes into the home curious by her reaction.

“It’s a long story,” Natasha replies not wanting to talk about the Kim situation. She knows that he would probably tell her that she did the wrong thing by ignoring her friend. “What brings you by?”

Shane looks at her and leans in for a passionate kiss. Soon, they part their lips from each other, “I wanted to see my beautiful woman. Is that a crime?”

“Not at all,” she smiles back at him. “I like when you stop by unexpectedly.”

“What can I say, I’ve missed you,” he tells her looking sheepishly.

“You’re so sweet. I’ve missed you too,” she replies to him. “I have the day off, do you want to spend it together?”

“I’d love that. I come with a surprise though!” he tells her as he rushes back to the door and leans down. He picks up a box and brings it back inside. “Sit down, I want you to open it.”

Natasha arches her eyebrow in excitement as she opens the box slowly in front of Shane. Inside, she finds sees a diamond heart shaped necklace. She gasps, “My goodness Shane, it’s beautiful.”

“You have my heart Natasha. You have my soul. I wanted you to wear it each and every day,” he tells her, as he is still kneeling in front of her. “As a reminder of my love.”

“I love you too Shane,” she says as she leans in and kisses him, still in awe of the gift.

“You know,” he begins to tell her. “This entire situation with Adam and Helen has really made me realize a lot of things.”

“Like what?”

“Like, I don’t know what I do would if I was in Helen’s position and you had been shot. I can’t imagine losing you Natasha,” he tells her, trying to stay strong even though he feels emotional. “I don’t want to live without you.”

“I’m not going any where Shane,” she says putting her hand to his cheek. “I’m right here.”

“I want you to be here every second of every day. I don’t want to wait anymore Natasha,” he says as pulls a small box out of his pocket. He opens it revealing a large diamond ring. “Please, please, tell me that you’ll marry me. Say you’ll be my wife?”

Natasha gasps at the ring and she covers her mouth. She feels water swell into her eyes knowing that she has been hesitating to take the next step with Shane, but like him, she can’t imagine her life without him. She nods her head as a tear falls from her eye. “Yes, Shane, I’ll be your wife. I will marry you!”

Scene Three - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Adam’s Room

Helen opens the door to Adam’s room and walks inside. She sees the hospital bed empty and clutches her chest for a moment. Now that Adam has awoken from his coma and he has been diagnosed as paralyzed, the doctors thought it was best that he was transferred to the Twin Peaks Rehabilitation Center so he can start therapy to try to regain the use of his legs. She knows that it’s for the best, but she still has a hard time believing everything that has happened. She moves towards the bed and feels the blanket that her husband was sleeping in earlier in the day. She goes to the end table and opens the drawer slowly. Inside, she sees some of Adam’s personal belongings that she’s supposed to collect and take over to the rehab center.

“Do you need a box or something?” a voice asks her from behind her. Helen turns around and sees Casey standing there with a small box. “I brought one in case you did.”

“Thanks,” she tells him as she grabs the box and starts to put some of Adam’s things inside. “I can’t believe that he’s paralyzed and at the rehabilitation center, you know? It sees like it’s all happening so quickly.”

Casey nods and looks at his sister. “You know this is a good thing right? For more than one reason.”

Helen turns and faces her brother. She looks back at the door way to the hospital room to ensure no one is coming, “Would you keep your voice down! We don’t want anyone to hear us.”

Casey laughs a little, “Don’t worry. I saw Shane earlier, he was leaving for the day. He won’t hear us talking. And Adam is already being moved to the rehabilitation center. We are good as alone. Plus, you need to hear what I have to say.”

“Do I now?” Helen snaps back at him.

“You have to stay on track Helen. You can’t move away from the plan!”

Helen turns to her brother and glares at him. “Don’t you dare tell me what I can and can not do! I came up with this plan, remember? I know what I’m doing!”

“Good, then remember, we have to make sure Adam doesn’t find out that you shot him. He can’t remember,” Casey instructs her.

“He already does. We have to continue to play on his foggy mind. We have to make sure that he thinks you shot him, and not me. It’s critical to the way everything will unfold.”

Casey sighs, “I hate that I have to be the bad guy.”

“You love it. Now help me finish packing this stuff up. Adam will wonder where we are if we take too long,” she orders him as she places more belongings in the box.

Scene Four - The Twin Peaks Rehabilitation Center

“How are you feeling Mr. Black?” the young nurse asks Adam as he lays in his new bed in the rehabilitation center. The center is far more high end than the Twin Peaks General Hospital and since Adam will be working hard trying to regain his leg strength this is the best place for him.

He smiles up to the nurse, “Thanks, I’ll be fine. Will you send my wife up to my room when she arrives?”

“Of course. And if you need anything, don’t hesitate to push your nurses call button,” she tells him as she exit’s the room.

Adam looks out the window and sees a light snow fall start. He feels his heart fall in his chest knowing that he will probably miss most of the Christmas season with Dawn this year, and since this is the first year and Helen have Dawn back, it breaks his heart. He wishes he could push a button that would accelerate his recovery. He doesn’t want to spend months and months trying to walk again, he just wants it to be here now. More over, he wishes he could remember everything about the night of the shooting.

He had thought that he did remember Helen shooting him, but when he asked her about her, she had claimed that he was wrong and his memory was playing tricks on him. He realizes that his memory is not completely back yet, so he is taking his wife’s word for it. Still, he can’t get it out of his mind that something went down the night of the shooting. But what? He shakes his head trying to force himself into remembering.

He turns his head when he hears his bedroom door open. He hopes to see Helen come in, but instead he sees Robbie walk in. “Robbie, hi, this is a surprise. What brings you by here?”

Robbie gives his friend a half smile and walks closer to him. “How are you feeling Adam?” he asks him.

Adam shrugs, “I’m okay I guess. This place is a lot nicer than the hospital, that’s for sure.”

“You know, Natasha was here after her accident a few years ago. They did a great job with her helping her walk again. I’m sure that the same will go with you,” Robbie remembers to his friend.

“Thanks Robbie, I appreciate that. I just hope I get to walk again sooner rather than later. I hate feeling so helpless.”

“I understand that,” Robbie replies to him. “I want to try to make things seem a little less helpless. I have to ask you some questions about the shooting. That is if you’re feeling up to it.”

Adam nods his head and gulps to himself. He quickly wonders if he should tell Robbie that he thinks he remembers Helen shooting him and she telling him that it didn’t go down that way.

“Do you remember anything at all about the night of the shooting? Anything at all?” Robbie asks him as he pulls out a note pad to jot some notes down.

Adam shuts his eyes and then looks at Robbie. “There’s a lot still in a blur Robbie,” Adam confesses to him. “I remember arriving at home and I dropped my keys out front. When I opened the door, I looked forward and saw the basement door open, which is weird cause Helen never goes downstairs.”

“Okay, that’s a good start,” Robbie tells him, encouraging his friend to remember more. “What else?’

“I remember walking forward out of the entry,” Adam says shutting his eyes again trying to replay the steps in his head. He opens his eyes and looks over to Robbie, “I’m sorry Robbie. It goes to a total blur from that point on. I don’t remember.”

Robbie gives him half a smile, “That’s okay. I got more than I came in with. Thank you. I’ll be in touch to see if you remember anything else okay?”

Adam nods his head hoping that either he or Robbie can uncover the truth about his shooting.

Scene Five - Bar Code

“This was a great idea,” Reese tells Dean as they sit in a booth a the gay bar near the back of the club. They each have a drink in their hands and are sitting next to each other. Reese looks down and sees Dean’s hand resting on his leg, which makes him feel a little warm inside. It’s been so long since he’s had a crush on a guy and he likes the feeling, especially after all the drama that has gone down between him and Andy. He wants nothing more than a drama-free time and Dean is offering him that now.

“Yea, I know it’s early in the day, but I thought it would be cool to hang out on our first date in an appropriate environment,” Dean tells him as their eyes lock. “Have a couple of drinks, be able to chat, you know … it’s chilled.”

“I couldn’t agree more,” Reese smiles back at him. “So I have to ask you, do you have any regrets breaking up with your boyfriend?”

Dean laughs a little and looks down. “Nah,” he says looking back up at Reese. “I’ve wanted to hang out and get to know you on this level since I first saw you. Like I said before, if you feel like that with someone right away, you know that the relationship you’re in isn’t worth saving.”

“Good answer,” Reese replies to him. “I’m glad that it’s worked out this way. I really like you.”

“I like you too,” Dean says to him as he leans in and kisses Reese. Reese is a little apprehensive at first, but soon finds himself enjoying the kiss more and more. Their tongues meets and Dean moves his hand behind Reese’s head to pull him even deeper to the kiss.

They finally part and Reese smiles. “Wow, that was …”

“Amazing?” Dean finishes his sentence. “Yea, much better than I was imagining it would be.”

“Good answer,” Reese laughs as he continues to enjoy his date with the photographer.

Scene Six - The Sugarbowl

Andy walks into the coffeehouse looking for a warm beverage. Despite the sun shining today, the air is cold and crisp. Winter has definitely arrived in Twin Peaks. He walks up to the line up and waits for his turn. He looks over to the corner of the coffee house and sees a dark haired fellow and immediately he assumes it’s JC. Suddenly, he realizes that its’ not his ex-boyfriend as JC left town after they officially broke up on Halloween. Andy knows that it’s for the best that they went their separate ways, but he still thinks its unfortunately that they couldn’t make their relationship work. He did give it his all, and sometimes in relationships it’s not enough.

He walks over to the coffee bar with his drink and starts put some sugar and cream in it. Soon another patron is standing next to him and they both go to reach for the cream at the same time. Andy looks up to the man as their hands briefly touch and he sees Craig Benton. “Sorry, go ahead,” Andy tells Craig.

“No, sorry, you were here first. Please, go ahead.”

“Thanks,” Andy says grabbing the cream and pouring some in. He passes it to Craig afterwards.

“Thanks Andy.”

“You know who I am?” Andy asks surprised that the doctor knows who he is. Andy, of course, knows who Craig is as he was super jealous when Craig was dating Reese although that didn’t last very long.

“Of course. Anyone that has dated Reese knows who the infamous Andy is,” Craig winks at him trying to be funny with him.

“I’m sorry,” Andy quickly replies to him. “That …” Andy searches for the right word. “Stuff that was going on with Reese was silly and dumb. We hurt a lot of people with our selfish actions.”

Craig arches his eyebrow slightly impressed by Andy’s admission. “Well that’s big of you to admit.”

“I wish I could have realized what I was doing earlier,” he admits to Craig. “I lost a great boyfriend because of some silly high school crush. It’s become pretty clear that Reese and I don’t belong together. We don’t even like each other very much. And our actions cost you and Reese what you could have had.”

Craig laughs before he takes a drink of his coffee. “I don’t think Reese and I would have amounted to very much,” Craig admits to him. “He really wasn’t my type.”

“Ah,” Andy replies.

“You’re much more my type though,” Craig tells Andy, not able to resist flirting with him.

The words almost cause Andy to choke on his coffee. “What did you just say?”

“You heard me,” Craig continues to flirt with Andy. “Why don’t you and I go out on a date sometime? See if we really click or not.”

“I…I dunno,” Andy quickly stutters back to Craig. “I just got out of my relationship and …”

“And what? I’m not asking you to marry me,” Craig smiles at him. “Just dinner and movie or something along those lines. What do you have to lose?”

Andy looks back at Craig and smiles, “Nothing. Okay, let’s have dinner and movie Craig.”

Scene Seven - MW Investigations

Madeline sits at her desk trying to focus on some work but her mind is not focused on the task at hand. She still can’t believe that Robin has filed for divorce from Cory because she knows that Jeff is Paige’s biological daughter and not Robbie. Madeline knew that Leah’s secret would have an impact on Robin, because she knows that she would do anything for Reese, her brother. Still when she asked Robin to leave Cory, she believed it would be something less finalized than divorce. Not that she’s complaining, this is working out to perfectly for her.

She looks up when she hears a knock on her door and sees Cory standing there. She smiles at him and stands up to greet him. She walks over and hugs him. His strong body against hers feels so good, even though she knows hat he told her that he doesn’t want to rush in to anything with her again. He doesn’t want to make the same mistake that he did the last time he and Robin were on the outs. She understands completely and hopes that it’s the first step to them being a real couple very soon.

“What brings you by?” she asks him as they move to the seats in front of her desk.

“Well, as lovely as it is to see you, I’m afraid this isn’t a social call,” he tells her as he looks at her.

Madeline arches her eyebrow. “What’s going on?”

“You really helped me out before Madeline when I need you,” Cory tells her. “You helped me prove my innocence when Melissa was accusing me of setting up the attack on Robin last year.”

“It’s what brought us together Cory, how could I forget?” she purrs at him.

“I need your help again.”

“With what?”

Cory sighs and looks at her, “You know that Robin filed for divorce,” he starts to tell her as she nods her head. “I think something else is going on with her. I need you to figure out what it is. I need you to figure out the real reason my wife wants to end our marriage.”

Madeline’s mouth opens in shock as she can’t believe what she’s hearing from Cory. “I don’t understand.”

“I think Liam Fitzpatrick has something over her. I ran into him the other day at the gym and he was extremely smug, telling me how hot Robin was in bed,” Cory fumes slightly at the memory of seeing Liam. “The following day, Robin presented me with divorce papers. It came out of no where Madeline. We had just got back together; we had just moved back in together. Something isn’t right here. There must be more to this than meets the eye! Will you help me?” Cory asks her, pleading his case to her. “Please tell me you will. You told me you’d always be there for me.”

Madeline gulps and hugs Cory. “Of course I’ll help you,” she fakes a smile to herself, wondering how the hell she will get out of the mess she has created.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Robbie questions Helen again about the shooting
- Trenyce has an unexpected run in
- Robin and Dominick talk about Leah’s secret

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