Episode Theme song: "Fly Away"
Previously on One Day at a Time
- Dean showed Reese a number of new modelling contacts with hopes that
Reese would consider modelling outside of Robertson Enterprises
- At Thanksgiving, the Calimo's celebrated Natasha and Shane's engagement.
Kim arrived leaving Natasha and Robbie giving her the cold shoulder
- Andy and Craig had a nice first date where Craig admitted he and Reese
never had sex
- Adam continued to be frustrated about his lack of progress. Helen, meanwhile,
acted oddly when learning of Shane's engagement. She later told Robbie
that Casey was the one who shot Adam
- Robin confessed to Dominick that Madeline knows the truth about Paige's
Scene One - The Wilkins Estate; Reese & Madeline's Home
"So what's on your agenda for the day?" Reese asks his twin
sister as he brings over a plate of eggs, toast and bacon to the kitchen
table and sets it down in front of her. Since he doesn't have a modelling
gig right now he is able to have more relaxing mornings, which tend to
include bigger breakfasts.
Madeline takes a drink of her orange juice before responding, "This
looks amazing," she smiles at him as she takes a bit of her eggs.
"I have to head into the office after this. I have a pretty busy
day with some new cases that have come in. I'm eager to get started on
Reese sits across from her and starts to eat his breakfast too. "That's
great. I can't tell how proud I am of you for making your business such
a big success Maddie!"
"I owe a lot of to Mom and Dad," she admits as she recalls Olivia
and Preston giving her the office space, decorating it and supplying her
with business cards a few Christmas' ago. "Without them, I don't
know that I would have been able to start it up myself."
Reese looks over at his sister, "We owe them a lot. It's hard to
believe that this will be the second Christmas without them. Time has
"It really has been," Madeline agrees with her brother. "What
about you? What's on your plate for today?"
Reese sighs and looks over at her, pausing before he responds. He honestly
doesn't know what he's going to do today. With the Blooming Rose launch
completed, including the Christmas re-launch, he hasn't had much to do
lately. He isn't sure if Dominick and Robertson Enterprises will use him
again for the next ad-campaign that they are planning because most corporations
uses different models for each campaign. He really enjoyed the modelling
gig though and would love to do more of it, which makes him think that
using some of Dean's contacts may be a very good idea.
"I'm not sure," he confesses to her. "Now that I'm not
modelling I have much more time to kill. I was thinking of branching out
from Robertson with the modelling gigs though. Dean showed me a lot of
his contacts that he's worked with in the past. He thinks I could easily
get another gig some where else."
Madeline gets a smile on her face, "I think that's a great idea!
You looked so amazing in the Blooming Rose ads, anyone would probably
love to have you in their next ad!"
"So you think it's a good idea then?" he asks his sister, wanting
"Of course I do! Just remember us little people when you get to be
all big and famous," she winks over at him.
Scene Two - The Legal Firm; Natasha's Office
Natasha sits at her desk and opens a new file folder as she is expecting
new client coming in very shortly. The woman didn't much on the telephone,
other then that she was looking at the possibility of getting a divorce
and she wanted Natasha's opinion on where things stand. Natasha loves
getting new clients, but she hates when it can be a divorce case. After
having gone through a divorce with Cory, she is so happy that it was a
civil divorce and not complicated. She can't imagine being so close to
someone only to have it end up being such a messy ending.
She looks up when she hears her office door open and she sees her brother
standing there. "You look tired and it's only 9 am," she laughs
as he comes into her office and closes the door.
Robbie laughs a little with her, "I've been spending the night at
Victoria Franky's condo," he admits to her, recalling how he held
Victoria the previous night after she had a nightmare. "It's a police
matter, but every morning I go home and try to get some real sleep before
heading back to the office."
"Is she okay?" Natasha asks concerned about her brother and
Robbie nods, "I think she will be. It's more just to be on the safe
side of things. Anyways, I wanted to stop in on my way home and see how
you were doing. Thanksgiving seemed to take it's toll on you."
Natasha sighs and thinks back to the holiday a few weeks ago now where
the entire family had been celebrating her engagement to Shane when Kim
arrived and everyone suddenly got very tense because of Kim and Bob's
new found relationship. Despite trying to be the bigger person, Natasha
can't stop feeling hurt and betrayed by both her father and her best friend
for their romance.
"Was it that obvious?" she asks her brother, who is now sitting
across from her.
"It felt like hell had froze over when Kim walked in the room. You
really turned into the ice queen," he winks at her. "It's not
a side of you that many get to see because you're usually so warm to everyone."
Natasha gives him half a smile back, "It's the same old story Robbie,"
she admits to him. "I will never accept their relationship. I'm not
going to keep harping on it to them, but I will not be all nice and friendly
to them when I am hurting inside."
"I understand Nat," he confesses to her. "Especially with
the anniversary of Mom's death coming up quickly. I
I don't think
we'll spend the day together as a family as we always thought we would."
"I know," she replies to him. "And to me, that's Kim's
doing. I just
I will never forgive her for this!"
Robbie looks at his sister then walks over and gives her a hug. "Let's
make a pack, okay?" he tells her as they hug. "Let's focus on
the positives in our life and try to ignore this entire mess with Dad
"That sounds like a great plan to me!" Natasha smiles to him.
"We both have so much to be happy about. Let's put our energy there."
Scene Three - The Pampa Grill
Andy slowly walks up to his table after he received a phone call from
Kim the previous night asking him to meet her for breakfast. He quickly
jumped at the chance to see his sister as they didn't get to spend Thanksgiving
together because she was out at the Calimo mansion and he went over to
Trenyce's for the holiday. As he approaches the table, he can't help but
notice that there's something different about Kim. She's usually dressed
in more casual clothing, but today she's wearing a pin skirt and a matching
blue business jacket. She has large sapphire earrings which coordinate
with her outfit nicely. He comes up to the table, "Hey sis,"
he says as she stands up to give him a quick hello. He's, again, surprised
when she kisses both of his cheeks, something she never used to do.
"How are you?" she asks as he sits down across from her. "I
took the liberty of ordering us a mimosa, I hope that's alright."
He smiles a little at her, "Drinking this early? I have to head to
work after you know!"
Kim smiles back at him, "Yea, I know. I just thought it would be
nice. You can have one if you want too."
He watches as she finishes the drink she has in front of her and the waiter
brings her another one. "How many have you had?" he asks her
as she thanks the waiter for her new mimosa.
"Oh, this is just my second one," she tells him hoping that
the waiter isn't counting. "Anyways, how are things with you? I'm
sorry I didn't get to see you on Thanksgiving. We'll have to make sure
we see each other on Christmas."
"Yea we will," Andy agrees with her as he takes a small drink
of his alcohol in front of him. "It was nice though. Daisy always
makes so much food."
"Does she ever," Kim recalls having been to Daisy's place for
a big meal in the past. "And Trenyce? She's doing good?"
Andy nods back to her, "She is. You should see Andrew, he's getting
so big now!"
"I bet," Kim smiles back to him, suddenly feeling melancholy.
While she is extremely happy with her relationship with Bob, she feels
very isolated. She knows that her relationship hasn't made her the most
popular person in the world, but she wishes that more of her friends would
understand that she didn't mean to hurt anyone. Her and Bob just sort
"What's up? You seem like are a million miles away," Andy observes
of his sister suddenly looking into the glass in front of her and getting
lost in it.
She looks up with some tears in her eyes, "I feel alone Andy. I've
never felt like this before."
Andy reaches over and grabs her freshly manicured hand, "Why do you
She wipes her eye and looks back at him, "No one seems to understand
my relationship with Bob, you know? I guess I thought that after the initial
shock wore off people would come around."
Andy looks at his sister, "Is it Natasha still? She hasn't come around
Kim shakes her head no, "She was so cold to me on Thanksgiving. She
and Shane got engaged," Kim reveals to Andy. "I went to give
her a hug and she walked away from me. I can't tell you how hurt I was
that my best friend wouldn't hug me."
"Maybe you need to find other things to occupy your time?" Andy
suggests to her. "I haven't seen you at the office in awhile. You
should come back?"
Kim shakes her head no, "When I was there, everyone was looking at
me like I'm some kind of home wrecker," Kim reveals to him. "I
basically quit. Bob told me he would take care of me now."
Andy shakes his head in disbelief, "You can't lose yourself in this
relationship Kim. You still have to be your own person, your own woman.
You're lonely because you're living in the mansion outside of town and
no one is there with you! You still need to have friends and a life. It's
great that you and Bob have found happiness, but you need something for
Kim nods listening to her brother speak, "You're right. Maybe I should
take some charity work. That'll get me involved and maybe circle with
some more of Bob's friends and whatnot. Thanks Andy, I appreciate this."
"Any time you need to talk or see me because you're lonely, just
call Kim. You know I'm always here for you."
"I do know that, thanks," she smiles feeling better about the
Scene Four - Twin Peaks Rehabilitation Center; Adam's Room
"You're feeling better today?" Adam asks his wife as she brings
Dawn closer to him so he can see his wife. He recalls the previous night
when Shane announced his engagement to Natasha to him and Helen, and Helen
took off quickly claiming that she was tired. It was odd and even Shane
commented on her behaviour.
"I am, I just needed some sleep," Helen tells him back, not
wanting to discuss it with her husband. "Dawn say hi to Daddy!"
Adam holds the girl on his lap and bounces
her up and down in his arms. "I'm so happy to see you princess!"
he tells her as he has a huge smile on his face. "Thanks for bringing
her over today. I really had missed her."
"No worries," Helen replies to him as she takes Dawn off Adam
and places her on the ground to play with some toys that she brought for
her. "She missed you too. This is the longest you've gone without
seeing her since we got her back."
Adam shakes his head, "I know. I wish I could walk too, but I'm working
on it. I'm going to try to stay positive from now on."
"Good, I like to hear that," Helen tells her husband as she
grabs her hand. "Have you had any more memories of the shooting?
I know you were struggling to remember."
Adam looks at his wife and sighs knowing
that he hasn't had any more new memories of the night it happened. He
still thinks that he remembered her shooting him, but she claimed she
didn't shoot him. "I just had that memory, thinking it was you,"
he admits to her, as he quiets his voice so Dawn doesn't hear what they're
talking about. The last thing he wants is for his child to hear him say
that her mother shot her father.
Helen nods her head, "I don't know why you think that," she
quickly says back to him. "I didn't, I promise you. Maybe because
it was my gun that was used."
"Do you know anything of what happened?"
Adam asks his wife, wondering what she knows about the shooting.
Helen pauses and looks at her husband wondering
if she should reveal what she knows or not. She told Robbie her version
of the story but doesn't know if she should let Adam's memory come back
on it's own. She suddenly gets an idea, "Yea, I do know what happened.
I can tell you but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I don't know if
the doctors think you should remember on your own."
Adam shakes his head again, "No, please tell me Helen. I want to
remember what happened. I want to know what happened to me that night,"
he pleads with her.
"Okay," she says calmly back to
him, not wanting to create stress for him. "But you have to promise
me not to get upset."
"Casey shot you," she quickly reveals
to a stunned Adam. "I thought you were a burglar and he grabbed my
gun and shot you when you came in. It was an accident, but that's what
Adam looks at her shocked and feels himself
getting teary eyed. "I can't believe this
I can't believe
your brother shot me!"
"Ssshh," she tells him, not wanting
Dawn to overhear what he is saying. "It was all a big mistake. I'm
just glad that you're okay. Everything will be okay from now on. I promise
you Adam," she says as she lays her head on his chest. "We just
have to move forward and focus on you getting better, okay?"
Adam holds her close still feeling very uneasy
about what she just told him. "Yea, I have to walk again. I have
to get my life back."
Scene Five - Roboto; Bob's Office
Bob sits at his desk looking at some files, even though his mind isn't
really on the files in front of him. He can't stop thinking about Thanksgiving
dinner at his house and how cold Natasha became when Kim arrived at the
house. He wishes he would know what to do to get his family back on track
and being able to keep Kim in his life. She has made him feel alive again
when he never thought he would be able to feel like that again. He stands
up and walks over to his large window and looks out on the city.
"What will take to get you back Natasha?" he asks himself as
he looks outside. He turns around having exhausted his brain on the thought
because he doesn't know what it will take to get Natasha back. He believes
that Robbie will come around sooner than Natasha because Kim isn't his
best friend, but he wants both children back in his good graces sooner
rather than later.
He turns around when he hears his office door open, "Sorry to bother
you Mr. Calimo," he secretary says as she opens the door. "I
just got the latest sales figures in and thought you'd want to see them
as soon as possible."
"Thank you Crystal, I'll take those," he walks up to her and
grabs the file. He moves back to his desk and opens the file looking at
the numbers quickly. He puts his hands over his face as he reads that
the Blooming Rose and Robertson Enterprises is killing the Roboto sales.
He can't believe that that smug Dominick is getting away with his pathetic
attempt at a perfume. What causes Bob the most grief is that Dominick
is using Sofia's name to make a profit. He can't wait for the new year
to come so he can launch his new perfume and squash any hopes Dominick
may have of taking over the cosmetics world empire. Bob has been in the
business far too long to know that many companies come and have huge launch
but then fade away. He wants to ensure his new line is bigger and better
than anyone has ever seen and making Robertson Enterprises a thing of
"I will squish you Dominick, this isn't over. It's only just beginning,"
he whispers to himself as he slams the file shut, not wanting to look
at the numbers any longer.
Scene Six - River Side Delicatessen
"Thanks for agreeing to meet me for an early lunch," Shane tells
his finance as they sit across from each other at the delicatessen that
is close to Natasha's office.
"Sure, I had a break as a client cancel,"
she smiles to him as she takes a drink of her fresh apple juice. "And
you know that I love seeing my future husband."
Shane smiles at the sound of her words. After everything that they have
been through, he is so happy that they are the stage of their life where
they are actually getting married. He sometimes still has to pinch himself
to ensure that this is all real. "I've been thinking about that actually,"
he tells her as he smiles to her.
Natasha arches her eyebrow wondering what
he is talking about. "Thinking about the wedding?"
Shane nods, "Well even sooner than that,"
he reveals to her. "Everyone is so happy that we are engaged, we
should have an engagement party so everyone can celebrate!"
Natasha gets a huge smile on her face, "I
love this idea! What were you thinking?"
"What about something cool like a masquerade
ball? We could use your father's mansion. Despite your problems with him,
you know he'll let you use the house for our engagement party," Shane
tells her of his idea clearly having put some thought behind it.
"I'm liking it! I really am Shane! This
could be so much fun," Natasha tells him excited by his plans. "Did
you have a date in mind?"
Shane pauses before he continues knowing
the next part may not be as popular with Natasha. "What about a New
Years Eve party?"
Natasha wipes the smile off her face quickly
as she can't believe what she just heard. She shakes her head no, "We
can't do it then Shane. That's the anniversary of my mother's death. No,
Shane sighs and grabs her hand, "Hear
me out Nat, I know what that night means to you and your family. I was
thinking though, New Years is such a special night, we can't put off New
Year's plans for the rest of our lives. Just because Sofia," he pauses
wanting to tell her this way in the nicest way possible. "Passed
that night, doesn't mean we can't have a good time. And the fact that
we'll be celebrating our engagement will really make us feel like your
mother is there with us that night. I really think she'd be thrilled for
Natasha feels water in her eyes after hearing him explain his idea fully,
"She should be so happy. She always wanted us to get back together."
"Then what a better way to honour her then by having a party. We
can even have a moment of for her, if you want," he continues to
try to sell his idea to her.
Natasha looks at him, "It's like you've thought of everything,"
she tells him. "Okay, let's plan this for New Years Eve."
"I'm sure. You're right, my mother would want to be there with us
to celebrate our love," Natasha smiles to him.
Scene Seven - MW Investigations
Madeline sits in her office and prepares to start working for the day
when she looks up and sees a man standing in her office door. She gasps
as Dominick shuts the door and walks closer to her. "You startled
me," Madeline asks wondering what Dominick is doing at her office.
She wasn't expecting him as she has a full calendar today. Suddenly she
wonders if Robin confessed to her father that Madeline is blackmailing
her to leave Cory with the secret of Paige's true paternity. She gives
Dominick a slight grin knowing that she can handle anything that he throws
"I needed to see you this morning and it couldn't wait," Dominick
tells her in a deep voice. He has been wanting to come see her every since
Robin told him that Madeline knows that he and Leah changed the paternity
test results when Robbie was shot a couple years ago. He wants her to
know her place in the scheme of things.
"How can I help you?" Madeline asks playing it cool.
"By keeping your big mouth shut," Dominick replies to her.
"Excuse me?" Madeline asks shocked.
"Robin told me everything. That you know the truth about my grand
daughter's paternity," Dominick continues to speak sternly to the
younger woman, hoping to scare her.
"Yes, I do. But I have no intentions of telling anyone. I wanted
Robin to know what I know and that was that. Leah's business is not mine,"
Madeline replies to him. "So you can relax, I'm not going to say
Dominick smirks at her and stands straight in front of her. "You
better keep it that way Ms. Wilkins. You don't want to cross me because
then you're playing a game that you will lose. Just remember that,"
he replies before he turns around and walks out of her office, slamming
the door shut.
Madeline watches Dominick leave the building from the windows in her office
then sits down in her chair and gasps. She takes a deep breath and knows
that she has to keep the secret forever. She doesn't want to feel the
wrath of Dominick Robertson.
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