Episode Theme song: "Lights"
Scene One - The Pampa Grill
Reese listens to Dean as they sit in the restaurant even though he doesn't really believe what Dean is telling him. How does a successful photographer like Dean, who is clearly also in the porn business, not afford a lawyer when a legal battle comes about? Reese doesn't know the answer, but this is exactly what his former lover is telling him.
Reese waits for Dean's final word to come out his mouth. "Are you finished with your sob story?" Reese asks him, not believing Dean's plea for mercy. Reese doesn't want to go easy on Dean. Not after everything he did to Reese. Not after everything Reese has been through.
Dean looks back at Reese and blinks, trying to understand why Reese is being so cold. Dean understands that what he did was wrong but he never believed Reese would take to the level of suing him to get back at him.
"I'm not giving you a sob story," Dean quickly replies to him. "I'm telling you the truth. I can't afford a lawyer. I can't afford to go to court with you over this. We have to settle outside the court room. So, I'll ask you again ... what do you want? What do I have to do to make all of this go away?"
Reese shakes his head in disbelief. "I don't know. I don't know!" he repeats himself. "I wanted to make you suffer the way you have made me suffer. I wanted to embarrass you the way you embarrassed me."
"Is that what this is about?" Dean asks him. "Because Reese, I never meant to do that to you."
"But you did," Reese says back to him as their eyes lock. "You humiliated me the very moment you drugged me and filmed me. It went to another level entirely when you posted it online."
"I thought you were going to change your mind when you saw how much money we could make," Dean tries to defend himself.
"I have more money than you'll ever have in your life Dean," Reese replies to him. "My parents were successful. They weren't porn stars."
Dean starts to chuckle as he knows the history of Preston and Olivia being bank robbers when they were younger. He could throw that in Reese's face but he bites his tongue.
"Don't say anything," Reese says before Dean can respond. "You want to know what I want to make this legal battle go away?"
"Yes, I do," Dean replies to him, hoping to finally get somewhere with his former lover.
"I want all the money you made from the video. I want every copy of the video that you have and I want the video taken off the website immediately," Reese reveals to Dean, whose mouth drops open.
He looks back at Reese, who is stone cold in his glare. Dean nods his head. "Fine, if that's what you want."
"It is," Reese says to him. "And one final thing."
"What's that?" Dean asks, wondering what else Reese could possibly want.
"Once this is all over," Reese whispers to him in a stern voice. "I never want to see you again."
Scene Two - Twin Peaks Police Department; The Holding Cells
Donovan sits on his cot, looking at the floor as his mind races a million miles a minute. He is back in his cell after his trial wrapped up earlier in the day. He had high expectations that everything would come to light during the trial and that Judge Ross would clearly see that everything was some huge mistake. Only that didn't happen. The exact opposite happened, in fact. Donovan hates to admit it, but Lois Kam made him look guilty; Very guilty. He doesn't know what will happen when the verdict comes back, but he is scared for his life. He knows that Lois is pushing for the death penalty in the case. He can't imagine what would happen if he is sentenced to death for a crime that he didn't commit. He wishes that he had another chance on the stand, but he doesn't. He doesn't get another chance to prove his innocence to the Judge and that scares him.
"Maybe that's the problem," he whispers to himself. "There is nothing to prove that I didn't do this."
He looks up when he hears some high heels shoes walk on the cement ground and he spots his mother and sister coming towards him. "Hey," he says to Eva and Natasha as they approach his cell.
"You did go up there today Donovan," Natasha tells him as they reach the bars of his cell, recalling his testimony. She is trying to stay positive with Donovan however she knows that it didn't go as well as she would have liked.
"You really think so?" Donovan asks her as he stands up from his cot. "Cause it kinda felt like I was hit by a bus up there."
"It wasn't that bad," Eva tries to tell him. She can see the fear in his eyes. "I still have hope that the Judge will see that you didn't kill your father."
Donovan shrugs his shoulders. "I don't know what to think. Natasha, what do you think?"
Natasha looks at Donovan, then at Eva. "I think it went okay."
"Be honest Natasha," Donovan quickly says back to her. "Don't tell me what I want to hear. Tell me what the truth is. How did it go today?"
Natasha sighs and looks back at him. She has been in court many times. She has won many cases and she has lost many cases. She knows that Lois Kam has a very good case against Donovan. "Honestly?" she asks him before he nods his head back to her. "I think Lois did a very good job in court today."
"What does that mean?" Eva quickly says back to her. "Donovan can't be found guilty for a crime he didn't commit! He simply cannot!"
"I didn't say he would be," Natasha replies to her. "I just think we should all brace ourselves for the worst."
"Natasha!" Eva replies to her quickly, trying not to raise her voice but doesn't know what to make of her daughter's words.
"Mother," Donovan intervenes as he walks closer to the bars that separate him from his family. "It's fine. Natasha has done the best that she could. We just have to wait and see what the Judge says. I want you both to know, that regardless of what happens, I love you both and thank you so much for supporting me."
Eva covers her mouth as tears form in her eyes. "This isn't over Donovan. This will never be over. Not until you're free."
Donovan nods his head and fakes a smile to her. "I'm just bracing myself."
"Stay strong Donovan," Natasha replies to him. "Eva is right. We have no idea what will happen."
Donovan looks at her and nods. "Thank you for everything you did for me in court. I will never forget it."
Natasha gets tears in her eyes. "It was nothing. I'm just glad that I got to know my brother, finally."
"It's funny how things like this will make people become closer, hey?" Donovan smiles back to her.
"We will have more time to get to know each other," Natasha replies to him. "I do believe that."
"I will make sure that happens," Eva says back. "I have to go somewhere. I have to make sure that you go free Donovan."
Before either Natasha or Donovan can ask Eva where she is going, she has left the holding cell area. Natasha looks back at Donovan, who shrugs his shoulders unsure of where Eva's head is right now.
"I hope she knows what she's doing," Natasha finally says to her brother, both wondering where Eva is headed in such a rush.
Scene Three - The Calimo Mansion
"I didn't see Bob's car out front," Andy tells Kim as he enters the living room of the mansion looking to catch up with his sister. "I guess that means we are alone?"
Kim sighs as her brother and looks over at him knowing that Bob is busy at work as Roboto is trying to come up with a new campaign that will take over the cosmetic world again. While she understands that Bob and Dominick have had a long time feud, a part of her wishes that Bob would let it go and focus more energy on her and their marriage. She has been feeling lonely and neglected since she was released from the hospital following her shooting.
"Yea, he is at work," Kim tells him as she moves closer to him and gives him a quick hug. "It's nice to see you though. How are you doing?"
Andy nods back to her with a slight grin on his face. "I'm okay. I'm worried about Donovan and his court case. I don't know what to think of the trial."
Kim arches her eyebrow. "Natasha is a damn good lawyer. If anyone can get Donovan off, it is her."
"I know, and that's what I keep telling myself. But my God Kim, it was intense that court room. I've never seen someone go after everyone on the stand like Lois did in that court room. It was like nothing else."
"When do they expect the verdict to come in?"
Andy shrugs his shoulders. "The Judge didn't want to drag out the trial for a long time, so I don't think it'll be too long."
"You know that I'm here for you if you need me right?" Kim replies to him, as she hugs him again.
"Thank you," he whispers into her ear. "I should get back to the Sun, unless you wanna come into town with me? We could do lunch or something."
Kim shakes her head. "I don't think so. Not today. I feel like grabbing a book and curling up and having a nice afternoon in the sun."
"That sounds lovely. I'm jealous!"
Kim laughs a little. "Get back to work. We will do lunch soon, I promise," she says back to him as he turns to leave the house.
She hears the front door close and she turns around to the end table where she sees her book. She picks it up and slowly moves over to the French doors, looking out at the pool. She stops in her tracks when she sees a man at the pool. She catches her breath, realizing that's it's the pool boy; The young, muscular pool boy. She feels her heart start to race watching the shirtless man in front of her. She shakes her head quickly scolding herself. "You're married to one of the most powerful men in the country," she whispers to herself. "Stop thinking about the pool boy!"
Scene Four - The Sugarbowl
"This is nice," Daisy smiles to Helen as they sit together at one of the small tables in the coffee house. "I haven't had a girlfriend chat in a long time."
Daisy looks up from her coffee and notices her friend is clearly a million miles away. Helen is looking down into her half empty coffee cup and swirls the liquid around. Daisy can tell that something is going on with her. "Earth to Helen," she waves her hand in front of Helen's face, trying to get Helen to snap out of it.
Helen finally looks up at her friend and smiles a little. "Sorry, I must have been day dreaming."
"I'd say," Daisy replies to her. "What's going on? I'm here to listen if something is troubling you Helen."
Helen sighs and looks over at Daisy. "There is something on my mind, I really don't want to trouble you with it. You have enough on your plate right now Daisy."
"We are friends Helen," Daisy reminds her. "That's what we do, we help each other when we need it. Now tell me, what's going on with you? Is Dawn okay?"
Helen quickly nods back. "Dawn is fine. It's Adam that I am worried about."
Daisy arches her eyebrow. "Adam? Did he have a relapse?" She recalls how Adam worked hard to regain the strength in his legs after Cassie shot him a few years earlier.
"No, nothing like that," Helen quickly tells her. She hates that she has to retell the story of what is happening but Helen realizes that she does have to talk to someone about it. "You know that Cassie was posing as me, right?"
"How could I forget? That monster Casey tried to kill Trenyce when she learned the truth," Daisy replies to her, recalling the horror of the last year. "I was so wrapped up in making sure Trenyce was alright, I can't imagine what you had to go through."
"I'm fine," Helen says as she gets tears in her eyes. "Adam, he thought that Cassie was me."
"We all did Helen."
Helen nods as a tear falls
from her eye. "He slept with Cassie. She seduced him and they made
love," she reveals to Daisy, whose mouth opens in shock. "And
now, Cassie is pregnant. Adam could be the father of Cassie's child."
"Today," Helen informs her. "Adam and Shane are at the hospital right now."
"Well no wonder you are a million miles away," Daisy tells her. "Look Helen, no matter what happens you and Adam love each other, right?" she asks her as Helen nods her head yes. "Then you will make it through this. No one's life path is ever what they expect it to be. It is how you handle these situations that show you true character. You and Adam will be okay, regardless of what happens in that office today, okay?"
Helen lets another tear fall from her eye and nods her head. "Okay. Thank you Daisy."
Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Cassie's Room
Shane opens the door to Cassie's hospital room and slowly walks inside, immediately looking at the woman lying in the bed in front of him. Cassie turns her head to face him and smiles at the sight of the man in front of her. The man she has loved for as long as she can remember. She moves her hand to her small, but growing, belly and grins at him. She only wishes he was the father of her baby.
"Thank you for coming so quickly," she tells him as he moves closer to her. She takes a deep breath and smells his cologne. "Before the doctor comes in with the test results, I wanted to ask you something."
Shane arches his eyebrow. "You wanted to ask me something?" he repeats her question, not sure what she could possibly want from him now. "After everything you have put me through and put Natasha through, what could you possibly have to ask me?"
Cassie gulps when she hears the tone coming out of Shane's mouth. "I was just going to tell you that we could just tell everyone you are the father of the baby. We don't have to drag Adam and Helen into this. We could raise this baby as ours. The doctor would never have to reveal the results."
Shane rolls his eyes at her, shocked that she would suggest such a thing to him. "What the hell is wrong with you? What will it take for you to realize that I don't love you Cassie? What will take it for you to realize that I want Natasha?"
"Fine, I get it, okay?" she quickly spits back at him. "You don't have to be cruel about it."
"Me? Cruel? That's rich coming from you," Shane replies to her, recalling in his mind all of the horrible things that Cassie is has done to him and Natasha.
"Am I interrupting something?" Adam asks as he enters the hospital room. He looks over at Shane and then Cassie, feeling the tension between them.
"No, nothing at all," Shane tells his friend. "Cassie and I were just talking. I'm assuming Craig should be here anytime with the test results."
"Did I hear my name?" Craig asks, as he enters the hospital room and sees the three of them waiting for his arrival. "Looks like I have a fan club."
"We are just anxious to know the results," Adam tells the doctor, hoping that he is not the father of the baby.
Cassie rolls her eyes. "You just want to know if you have another child coming your way."
"Don't keep us waiting Craig," Shane cuts Cassie off. "Who is the father of Cassie's baby?"
Craig sighs and looks at Adam. "You are the father Adam. You will be a father again in a few short months."
Shane looks at Adam as the colour drains from his face. He turns back to see Cassie, who gets a sly grin on her face as she already knew how the results would play out.
Scene Six - Dominick's Townhouse
Eva knocks on the front door of Dominick's townhouse repeatedly, desperate for him to open the door. She knows that she he has been missing, but she needs to speak to him to see if he has been able to uncover anything that will help Donovan's case. She fears that time is running out for her son and she can't let him go to jail for something he did not do.
"Dominick!" she yells, hoping that he will open the door to her. Soon, the door opens and Dominick appears on the other side.
"Eva, what on earth has gotten into you?" he asks her as she walks into the house, wondering why she was banging on his door.
"Thank God you're home," Eva tells him as she enters the living room. "Where have you been? Actually, you don't have to answer that, I'm just glad that you're home. I need your help."
"It's good to see you too," Dominick grins back at her. "And it is good to be home. I'm sorry that I scared everyone into thinking that I disappeared. I'm just fine," he tells her. "Am I safe to assume this help you need is about Donovan's and his trial?"
"The Judge is deliberating right now," Eva tells him. "I'm so scared that they will find him guilty. Did you or your men come up with anything that could save him?"
Dominick sighs a little. "I'm afraid with my trip taking longer than I anticipated, I haven't had a chance to touch base with my men yet. But if they had found anything, they would have contacted me."
"Damn it!" Eva says to him. "What am I going to do?"
Dominick moves closer to her and pulls her into a hug. "I will still look for you," he whispers into her ear. "You need to relax Eva. Natasha is a very capable lawyer. You need to let the justice system work. I believe in Donovan's innocence. He hasn't been found guilty yet."
Eva pulls away from the hug and looks into his eyes. "Thank you for saying that to me," she smiles, trying to calm down. "I'm sorry that I just barged in her and dumped all of this on you. How was your trip?"
Dominick smiles back at her. "It was fine. I had missed you too, more than I realized."
Eva tilts her head to the side. "You did?"
Dominick nods back to her. "I did. I have an idea on how to make you relax a little as well," he says as he leans in and gives her a passionate kiss. They part ways for a moment and look into each other's eyes. Eva pulls him into her lips again before he picks her up and carries her upstairs, both needing a distraction.
Scene Seven - Florence, Italy
"I think I saw the office over here," Robbie tells Victoria as they walk down the hallway of her childhood home. They are going to Ernesto's office to try to see if they can find something, anything, that will help Donovan's case. They both realize that they were getting carried away in the romantic feeling of being in Italy instead of working on Donovan's case. As soon as they learned that Donovan's trial had started, they realized that they had to find the proof that will set Donovan free. The office was there first starting point.
"It should be the last door on the left," Victoria tells him as she follows behind him.
Robbie opens the door and smiles as he turns to her. "Bingo," he says as they enter the office. "So what kind of things do you think we should be looking for?" he asks her as he notices the rather messy and cluttered office. The room isn't very large, but it is packed full of stuff. The wall has three book shelves, which are all out of order with paper and boxes surrounding them. The desk has a small, older computer and paper everywhere.
"I don't know where to begin," Victoria admits to him as she looks at the clutter. "I'm thinking maybe a journal or something I don't know. There has to be something we can use in this mess."
A few hours later, Robbie is sitting at desk and Victoria is on the floor going through another box. She signs and leans back, stretching her back out, growing tired of seamlessly endless searching. "How long have we been going at this?"
Robbie looks at his watch and then looks back at her. "A couple of hours," he replies. "We can't give up hope, I know that we will find something."
"I hope so," she says. "I had no idea that my father had so much crap in here," she tells him. "I mean, we are basically looking for a needle in a hay stack."
Robbie turns his head for a moment and something catches his eye. It's on the floor and under some papers. He stands up and quickly walks out from behind the desk. "What is it?" she asks as he walks to the other side of the room. He digs under the paper and holds up a USB card.
"What is that?" she asks him as he looks at it closer.
He shrugs. "I don't know, but why would there be a USB card in amongst all of this paper? It doesn't make sense," he says as he walks back over to the computer. He turns it on and plugs in the USB card. Victoria moves around to stand behind him as a video appears on the screen. They both recognize it as the pier in Twin Peaks.
"My God," Victoria whispers. "It's a video of the day my father died."
"And look," Robbie says pointing to the screen. "Isn't that your father's right hand man?"
Victoria nods her head back, watching the movie on the screen in front of her. "Jonas! My goodness, he killed my father! Jonas did! This is it! This proves Donovan's innocence!"
"You called? A voice asks them causing Robbie and Victoria to look up and see Jonas standing in front at the door way of the office, pointing a gun at them.
Next on One Day at a Time
Discuss your thoughts here, in the ODaaT Forum!
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org | © 2002-2021 One Day At A Time