Episode 217 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: July 07, 2013


Episode Theme song: "Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Eva confronted Ernesto over Victoria’s attack. He claimed innocence but no one believed him
- Dean drugged Reese and filmed him doing a solo gay porn scene
- Robin slapped Madeline for her attempts to ruin her wedding to Cory
- Casey reported to Cassie that Adam was making improvements in therapy. He also worried when she told him that Natasha was now co-habituating with Helen. She told him not to worry.
- Kim continued to suspect that Natasha disappeared all on her own free will

Scene One - Twin Peaks Executive Hotel, Suite 1409; Ernesto’s Suite

“I don’t know about this Ernesto,” Jonas says to Ernesto as he comes out of the adjoining room to the main living space in the suite of the hotel. The suite is large and has a full living room with a separate sleeping area and a small kitchen around the other side of the bedroom wall. For the amount of money that Ernesto is paying for the suite, he thought he should get the largest one possible since he knows he plans on staying in Twin Peaks indefinitely.

Ernesto looks up from the table where he is reading something and drinking a whiskey to see Jonas standing in the doorway from the living space leading into the washroom. He takes off his glasses and puts them on the table, “What exactly are you unsure about Jonas?” he asks slowly in a soft voice, even though he’s annoyed that his trusted right hand man is questioning him and their plans that they had discussed.

Jonas turns the corner completely and reveals that he’s wearing black head to toe, “I just think we should go over this plan again. It seems dangerous.”

“And your point is?” Ernesto replies to him. “We’ve always done things my way, which tends to be on the edge Jonas. This is nothing new. Why are you suddenly getting cold feet. This is not like you.”

Jonas sighs and thinks back to a few days earlier when he was in the garden of the church. He was standing in the back of the church where no one could see him. By chance, he recalls seeing Victoria come into the garden. At first she was with Robbie, but soon she was alone. That’s when he pulled the ski mask down and went towards her slowly and extremely carefully.

He looks up at Ernesto, knowing that the outcome was him knocking out Victoria and cutting her on her neck. Jonas hates that he was forced into this wicked plans of Ernesto’s, but he doesn’t see another choice as he has worked for Ernesto for years. Now, he has a new set of orders from his boss, and he is once again feeling like they aren’t exactly what he signed up for. He also knows the danger of going against his boss.

“You know what they’ve done to me Jonas,” Ernesto replies to him as he puts his glasses back on and continues to read the papers on his lap. “I’ll see you in a few hours, with the good news report. Of course, if you need anything, you know how to reach me. I will have a whiskey waiting for you.”

Jonas sighs and nods his head, turning around and heading back into the washroom to finish getting ready for his task, even though he still thinks it’s the wrong thing to do.

Scene Two - The Wilkins Estate; Reese & Madeline’s Home

“Hey, what was so urgent that you wanted to see me?” Reese asks as he puts a towel around his neck fresh from working out in the gym that they have in the large mansion. He thought he should work out since to keep up his physic for when he finally does get a new modelling contract. He hopes that it’s soon because he would love to continue to model, he just hopes that he’s finally gotten through to Dean about the gay porn idea and the nude modelling. He wants to continue to do good work like what he was doing at Robertson Enterprises.

Dean sits at the desk in Reese’s bedroom and is typing into the computer that sits on the desk. He looks up at Reese with a twinkle in his eye. Dean recalls how he slipped Reese a pill a few nights earlier and taped him in a solo scene; after watching the video and realizing how good it was, he uploaded to a website that he knows of it. He’s on the site now and he’s checking out the number of hits that Reese’s video has gotten and it’s huge. He can’t believe the success.

“I have to something to tell you,” Dean tells him, hoping that Reese will be just as excited as he is, despite knowing of Reese’s apprehensions. “I’ve done something but I hope you’ll be okay with it.”

Reese arches his eyebrow, “What have you done?” he asks, not thinking it’s anything bad.

“The other night,” Dean begins to recall to his boyfriend. “We had a few drinks and we came up stairs …”

“Yea,” Reese says to him, recalling the night. “I could have swore that we had sex that night, but I don’t remember. I must have passed out.”

Dean gulps knowing that the pill he gave his boyfriend would cause him to sort of block out the nights events. “Well, actually…”

“What?” Reese asks impatiently. “You’re starting to scare me.”

“I made a video of you,” Dean quickly replies to him as he locks eyes with his boyfriend. “You were on the bed just doing your thing.”

“You did what?” Reese asks dumbfounded by his boyfriend’s admission.

“I know, you said you didn’t want to do it,” Dean says back to him. “But I watched the video and it was so hot Reese. I know that you’d be a great star in this industry.”

“I told you I wasn’t interested in that!” Reese yells back at him, still perplexed by Dean’s actions. “You told me you were going to drop this!”

“I know,” Dean replies to him quietly. “But I uploaded the video on this website,” he reveals as he turns the computer screen to face Reese. He can see the colour drain from Reese’s face completely as the reality sets in to Reese’s mind. “And you’re getting a ton of hits. You’re a huge hit.”

Reese looks at Dean and then the computer screen. Sure enough, he can see that the video is getting a lot of hits. Suddenly, Reese feels weak in the knees knowing that millions of guys could be viewing him naked right now online.

“Are you okay?” Dean asks his boyfriend.

“No,” Reese replies rushing out of the room. “I think I am going to be sick!”

Scene Three - The Tower’s, The Penthouse; Cory & Robin’s Home

Cory comes to the top of the stair case in the two story penthouse when he hears the front door bell ring. He spots Robin sitting on the sofa in the living room below him and sees her get up to walk to the door. He can’t help but smile at the sight of his wife knowing that they are on solid terms again after a very rough year of marriage or so.

“I’m not expecting anyone, are you?” he asks as he starts to walk down the stairs, as she reaches the door.

She turns up and looks at her husband, “Actually, I invited my father over. I’m assuming that it’s him.”

Cory nods wondering why Robin invited Dominick over without running it by him first. It’s not like as they usually have the same plans or at least they run it all by one another first. He reaches the bottom of the stair case just as Robin opens the door and sees Dominick on the other side of the door.

“Daddy, hi,” Robin smiles to her father as they embrace.

“Thanks for inviting me over,” Dominick says as they exit the hug and he enters the apartment. “Cory, hi,” Dominick says to his son-in-law as they shake hands.

“Hi Dominick,” Cory replies with a smile on his face. “Can I get you a drink of some kind.”

“No, thank you though,” Dominick says as they enter the living room of the penthouse. “Have you told him anything yet?” he asks looking at Robin.

Cory gets a confused look on his face. “No, I haven’t. I wanted to wait until you got here,” Robin tells him as she looks over at Cory. “Cory, we have something to tell you but we need you to brace yourself because you’re not going to like it. Not one bit.”

Cory arches his eyebrow, “Okay, I’m all ears, what’s going on?”

Robin looks back at her father and crosses his arms, “Do you want to tell him or should I?”

“I’ll let you do the honours Robin,” Dominick replies to her. “I’m just here to back you up on your story.”

“Okay,” Robin says back to him as she turns to Cory. “This isn’t easy to tell you because I don’t want to hurt you Cory, but you have to know what happened. You have to know the truth.”

Cory chuckles a little, “Okay, stop talking in riddles please. Just tell me.”

“It’s about Madeline,” Robin begins to say. “She knew the truth about Jeff being Paige’s biological father. When I served with you divorce papers last year it was because she was blackmailing me with the secret. She told me to leave you or she would spill the beans,” Robin reveals to a stunned Cory. “I finally called her bluff when we got back together but I think she’s the one that told Jeff the truth. I think she was trying to spoil our wedding.”

Cory shakes his head, “Why would Madeline do this?”

“Because she’s been obsessed with you Cory,” Dominick intercepts their conversation. “She really believed that if Robin hadn’t been in the picture, the two of you would have been a couple and rode off together into the sunset.”

Cory runs his hands through his hair and sighs heavily not realizing the extent of Madeline’s affections for him. He knew that she said she cared for him, even loved him, but to go this far is shocking to him. He can’t believe that she would blackmail Robin into leaving him.

“I can’t believe this,” he finally says to them looking at Robin. He walks up to his wife, “I’m so sorry that she was putting you through that. I had … no idea. I can’t believe she would use so many people like this.”

“I know you didn’t,” Robin smiles back to him as she gets tears in her eyes. “The only thing that matters is that we’ve made our way back to each other. She can’t hurt us anymore.”

“But,” Cory quickly replies. “She has completed destroyed Paige, Leah, Robbie and Jeff’s lives. She can’t get away with this. I won’t let her get away with this.”

“What are you going to do?” Dominick asks him.

“I’m going to see Madeline and tell her exactly what I think of her,” Cory replies to them.

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

Casey looks at his watch and sees that he still has about 20 minutes before Trenyce is scheduled to arrive at the house. She’s coming over for some quiet time, which means Casey needs to be take care of his “chorus” before she arrives. He looks at the kitchen counter and picks up the two bags of food that are sitting there. He goes to the basement door and opens it. He walks down quickly to the second door and unlocks it. Once he is in the basement, he locks the door again recalling that Cassie told him to always lock the door just to prevent anyone else from finding the cage that they have put down there.

He walks over to the cage causing both Helen and Natasha to stand up and walk to the edge. “Casey, thank God,” Helen says happy to see him back. It had been a few days she had seen him and she had started to worry. She always preferred him over Cassie coming down to see her.

Casey looks into the cage and quickly notices Natasha. He recalls how Casey revealed that she kidnapped Natasha as well to help move things forward with Shane. He still can’t believe the kidnapping spree that Cassie is on. He fears that the more people that are trapped in the basement, the better chance they have to get caught.

“You must be Natasha,” he finally says as he opens a small door near the bottom of the cage which he can push the food bag into the cage.

“Cassie told you about me?” Natasha asks him, her throat dry.

He nods his head, “Look, I’m just doing my job, okay? I’ll bring you food and water but I’m not here to make small talk with you guys. Ask Helen, she knows the rules.”

Natasha opens the bag and finds a bottle of water as she has been refusing to drink the tap water from the basement. She drinks it quickly and looks back at Casey. “Thank you for the food and water Casey,” Natasha replies to him.

“You’re welcome,” he replies to them before he turns and walks away from the cage.


Trenyce knocks on the door and waits for someone to answer. She looks at her watch and realizes that she’s a little bit early, but she couldn’t wait to see Casey again. She knocks again when no comes to the door.

She turns around and sees Casey’s car in the driveway so she knows that he’s home. “I wonder where he is,” she says to herself as she tries to open the front door. To her surprise, the door is unlocked and it opens. Just as she walks into the house, she sees Casey coming up the stairs from the basement.

“Casey?” she asks in surprise. “What were you doing in the basement?”

Casey freezes as he sees Trenyce, not expecting her still for another ten minutes or so. He shuts the door to the basement and quickly comes up to her. “You’re early,” he smiles as he gives her a quick kiss on the lips.

“Yea, sorry,” she replies to him. “I finished my meeting at work early so I just decided to come on over, I hope that’s okay.”

“Of course it is,” he replies to her as he leads her into the living room., trying to get his heart beat down. She scared him to death seeing him emerge from the basement. “I love spending time with you, you know that.”

“You never answered my question,” she says arching her eyebrow. “Why were you in the basement when I arrived?”

Casey sighs and looks at her, “Laundry, I had to switch it over for Helen while she’s out.”

Trenyce nods and looks at her boyfriend. She’s always believed everything he’s told her, but something about his behaviour makes her think that he may be hiding something. She smiles back to him though, “So what do you want to do this our time together today?”

He grins at her and leans into give her a kiss, “I have a few ideas of what I’d like to do,” he winks at her as he draws her in for another passionate kiss, hoping to get her mind off the basement.


“He seems like an interesting fellow,” Natasha says as she takes a bite of an apple that Casey brought down for her. “At least he’s bringing us fresh foods and fruit.”

“He’s always been pretty nice,” Helen replies to her as she eats a peach. “He has a very dark side though.”

Natasha arches her eyebrow, “Really? I didn’t pick up on that.”

“I’ve seen it,” Helen tells her. He comes across very sweet and innocent, but when he’s pushed into a corner he snaps. He lost it on Cassie down here one day. I really thought he was going to hurt her.”

Natasha’s eyes open wider, surprised by Helen’s admission. “What happened?”

“You know Cassie,” Helen quickly says back to her. “She knows how to handle herself in the situations.”

“That’s true,” Natasha replies to her. “I think he’s our way out of here though. You know, if we worked together maybe we could get him to help us.”

Helen sighs and looks back at Natasha, “I don’t know Natasha.”

“Come on Helen,” Natasha replies getting down off her chair and sitting next to Helen. “We have to try something. If we give up hope then we let Cassie win. And I refuse to let that woman steal my life. Steal our lives!”

Helen looks at Natasha, “You’re right. We have to fight for what’s ours.”

Natasha smiles, “That’s what I like to hear. We can do this.”

“What’s your idea?” Helen asks her, who gets a twinkle in her eye that Natasha hasn’t seen since she was locked up with Helen in the cage.

Scene Five - Twin Peaks Rehabilitation Center; Adam’s Room

Cassie walks up to Adam’s room and rolls her eyes to herself as she thinks about having to be nice to him. While she knows that her plan is to get back with Shane and Dawn is working, there are some very hard parts to pretending to be Helen. Being nice to Natasha was the hardest thing she’s had to do, but now that she’s kidnapped her she doesn’t have to worry about her anymore. Being nice and a good wife to Adam, however, continues to be a struggle for her. Mostly because she can’t stand Adam and his holy than thou attitude. She knows that she’s close to being free of Adam though, as she has told Shane that she’s planning to file for divorce from him. Now, she just has to ensure that Adam doesn’t remember the night of the shooting and tell him that she wants a divorce. She only hopes that it goes accordingly to plan.

She opens the door and slowly enters the hospital room quickly seeing Adam sleeping in his bed. The door closing causes Adam to stir in the bed and slowly he opens his eyes.

“I’m sorry,” Cassie says quietly. “I didn’t mean to wake you up.”

Adam looks over and thinks he sees his wife standing in front of him, “It’s okay Helen. I just dosed off not too long ago.”

“Can I get you anything? Some water?”

“That’d be great,” he replies to her as he sits up in the bed. She walks over to the water pitcher and she secretly places one of the memory lapsing pills in his cup. As she pours the water into the cup, the pill quickly dissolves. She turns around and passes him the glass. “How have you been?” he asks he as he takes the water cup and starts to drink it all.

She purses her lips into a soft smile as she watches him drink the entire glass of drugged water. “I’ve been okay Adam. How has therapy gone?”

“I took three steps in a row today,” he tells her excited by his progress. “The doc said that I still have work to do, but I thought it was a great step forward.”

Cassie opens her wide and her mouth into a smile, “I’m so proud of you Adam. I always knew that you would be able to get back on your feet. Soon, you’ll be out of this hospital and you’ll be playing with Dawn like nothing ever happened.”

“I hope so,” he replies to her. “I can’t wait for that day to come.”

“Neither can she,” Cassie quickly says back to him.

“What about you?” Adam asks his wife as he grabs her hand. “Will you be happy to have me home again?”

Cassie quickly moves her hand out of his and uses it to move a piece of hair behind her hair. She gulps and looks at Adam with half a smile on her face.

“What is it? What’s wrong?” he asks her, knowing that something isn’t right with his wife.

“I don’t think this is working any more Adam,” she quietly says as she turns around from him and tries to make herself cry. Cassie finally feels water building in her eyes so she turns back to Adam, “I care for you, I always will … I just think so much has happened, you know?”

Adam looks at her, “Come sit with me, please?” he pleads with her as she moves closer to the bed and sits on the edge. “I know we’ve been growing apart for some time, but I thought once I got out of here we could try to make this work Helen. I still love you. I still love our family.”

“I know you do and apart of me will always love you too Adam,” she replies to him as she lets a tear fall from her eye. “But I don’t think this can be saved. I want a separation and maybe a divorce.”

Adam nods his head trying to hide his disappointment. “Are you okay? I don’t meant to hurt you,” she tells him, noticing that he’s falling back into the bed.

“I’m fine Helen,” he quickly says back to her, trying to keep his composure. “I’m disappointed, but I kinda figured this was coming. I just always figured we would make it work.”

“I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be sorry, we both made mistakes,” he says quietly. “I’m not upset and I won’t contest the divorce if that’s what you want.”

“Thank you Adam,” Cassie says with a small smile on her face. She leans in and gives him a hug, “I’ll bring Dawn by tomorrow for a visit, how does that sound?”

Adam doesn’t reply, he just nods his head at his wife. Or soon to be ex-wife, he quickly scolds himself wondering how his marriage got to this point and if he has a chance to make it right.

Scene Six - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Shane’s Office

“I’m not interrupting anything, am I?” Kim asks as she opens the door to Shane’s office and enters.

Shane looks up from his desk full of paper work and sees Kim walk into his office, “Not really, what’s going on Kim?”

She purses her lips as her large bracelets bangle on her wrists. “I’ve been thinking about the letter that Natasha wrote,” she admits to him, knowing that she still thinks that Natasha did run away just to create some sort of drama with Bob and her new marriage to him. She knows that Bob wasn’t too happy with her when she suggested it to him so she has decided to play the other side of the card and wants to help find Natasha. “I think you and Bob are right, something doesn’t isn’t right with the letter that she wrote. I’m here to offer my assistance in helping locate her.”

Shane looks at Natasha and barely recognizes the woman standing in front of him. He thinks that she has changed so much since becoming involved with Bob, but he grins at her, “That’s great Kim,” he says back to her. “The more help we have the better off we are.”

Kim nods, “Yes, well, just know that I will use all of my resources to help locate my best friend.”

“You mean Bob’s resources?” Shane asks her.

Kim rolls her eyes a little, “Well our resources now Shane,” she replies to him. “We are married after all.”

“Right,” Shane replies to her. “Well, keep me posted and I’ll do the same. If you’ll excuse me though, I have to get back to this paper work.”

“Of course,” Kim nods. “I’ll be in touch with anything I uncover.”

Scene Seven - The Pier

Eva holds her iced mocha from the Sugarbowl in her hands as she walks along the pier along the riverside in the city park. She wanted to clear her head as she has a lot on her mind with everything going on with her family. She has always loved the water so she thought walking by the pier would be the ideal place for a walk. She takes a sip of her drink and thinks back to confronting Ernesto over Victoria’s attack. While he did deny it, she can’t help but know that he is responsible. Who else would do such a thing to Victoria?

“It was your Ernesto,” she whispers to herself. “I just have to find the proof that it was you so I can put you behind bars for good.”

As she walks, she doesn’t hear the figure dressed in black approach her from behind her. The figure soon gags Eva’s mouth with a white rag. Her mocha falls to the ground and splatters everywhere. Soon, Eva’s lifeless body falls to the ground as well.

The black figure kneels down and looks at Eva’s face shaking their head. The figure pulls out a knife and moves closer to Eva.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Will finds Eva and realizes that he still cares deeply for her
- Jeff’s idea leaves Veronica worried
- Robbie and Leah have it out

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