Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: September 28, 2014
Episode Theme song: "Broken English"
Scene One - St. Joseph's Church
Reese steps out of his car and looks around the garden of the church. It's a beautiful fall day outside as most of the leaves in the trees are already turning into a bright shade of orange or red. He has always loved this time of the year. Part of him is melancholy because he knows that this was Preston's favorite time of the year as well. He recalls always seeing his father get excited when he could start wearing sweaters around the house again. Reese closes his eyes for a moment as he remembers his parents. He still has a hard time believing that neither Preston or Olivia are around to help him; and he needs their help right now more than ever before.
He opens his eyes and recalls how he saw Craig recently and told him that he hates that he has to lie about their affair. He shakes his head; he shouldn't call it an affair as it only happened once. Regardless of what the definition is, he hates that he is once again in the middle of Andy's relationship with another man. He just wishes he could go back in time and change things because he would not have slept with Craig that night.
"Reese?" a voice calls out causing Reese to come back to reality.
Reese looks over and sees Donovan standing at the garden entrance. "Donovan, what are you doing here?"
Donovan smirks. "I've gotten to know Leah and Jeff quite well since they started working at Robertson Enterprises. They were kind enough to invite me to their wedding today. I take it you got an invite as well?"
Reese nods. "I never worked with them, but Leah knew my parents. I suspect I got the invite out of respect for them."
"I think we may have just found something in common," Donovan replies to him. For the first time, Donovan can see that he and Reese do have something in common. Other than both being gay, of course.
Reese arches his eyebrow. "Now I'm curious as to what that may be."
"My father was killed last year. We are both young gay men that have had terrible tragedies in their families," Donovan relays to him. "I guess the difference is that your parents were good hearted people. My father was a monster."
Reese looks at him and admires Donovan for a moment. It can't be easy for someone to admit that their parents were not the people that we all hope they are. Despite Donovan claims, Reese knows that Preston and Olivia had their share of faults. They were far from perfect.
"My parents were not angels," Reese tells him. "But thank you for saying that to me. You must have seen that I was down."
"It was written all over your face Reese," Donovan replies to Reese, sensing that something is troubling him.
"Look, I know we aren't friends or anything, but if you ever want to grab a coffee and talk " Reese begins to say, knowing that he could always use another friend.
Donovan smiles. "Thanks Reese. I'm not sure if Andy would be okay with that. He's become one of my best friends."
Reese fakes a smile and nods back. "Right. Well, the offer stands."
Scene Two - Twin Peaks General Hospital
"I can't believe I just had to go through with that," Helen says as she sits in the waiting room of the hospital with Shane, Adam, Natasha and Robbie all in the room with her. She just had a DNA test to prove that she is Helen. She is still horrified that Natasha believes that she could be Cassie; although if she's honest with herself, she can understand where Natasha is coming from. She was locked in that cage with Natasha. She would have the same fear if the roles were reversed. Still, she wishes that everyone could have taken her word for it. She feels humiliated by the fact that everyone had to have proof.
"You have to understand why we need to know," Natasha says back to her friend, trying to make her understand. "I don't mean to hurt you Helen, but I can't think of what happened the last time."
"I was there too Natasha," Helen replies coldly. "I get why we need the truth. I just wish that my word was enough."
Adam looks at Robbie hoping to break up the current conversation. "Has there been any word at all on Cassie's whereabouts?" he asks the police officer.
Robbie looks at his phone and then looks back at everyone. "I'm afraid not. It really does appear that she has seemingly disappeared."
"This doesn't make any sense," Helen says back to everyone. "How could she have knocked me out and just vanished? She was in labour!"
Adam looks at everyone then looks back at his wife. "Was she Helen? I wonder if maybe your mind is playing tricks on you."
"What do you mean?" Helen asks him, shocked that he would question her. To her, it's just another thing that no one believes about her.
"I just mean that you said that you can't remember much of what happened because of the blow to your head. Maybe Cassie going into labour is one of the things that you got wrong. It would make a lot more sense if Cassie disappeared pregnant than if she was in labour," Adam explains his theory to his wife, not meaning to offend her.
Helen rolls her eyes. She's so tired of everyone seemingly ganging up on her. She doesn't know how much more she can take of this. "I suppose it's a possibility. It is the one thing that I really do remember."
"Cassie is a very resourceful woman," Shane chimes in. "If she was in labor, and I believe Helen when she says she was, Cassie could have easily had an accomplice helping her. She's had many before."
"But who could that be?" Natasha asks him back. "Casey died last winter."
"I'm not saying I have the answers," Shane replies to her. "But it could explain a lot of things. If someone was helping her, she could be laying extremely low until the coast is clear and then she could take off."
"I have police at the bus terminals, airport and every rental car location in Twin Peaks. If Cassie is still here, we will find her when she tries to leave," Robbie announces to everyone. "I think we all just need to calm down. She hasn't been gone that long. If Cassie was in labor, she is probably still recovering. I agree with Shane, she has to be getting help. We will find her, I am positive about this."
"I hope to God you're right Robbie," Natasha whispers, still scared to death of Cassie and what her freedom means to her; what it means for everyone.
Before anyone else can say something, Craig enters the waiting room holding a chard in his hand. "I have the results," he announces to everyone as Adam stands up. "Helen is who she claims to be."
Natasha looks over at her friend, who gets tears in her eyes. "Oh Helen," Natasha says as she rushes over to her and hugs her. "I'm sorry I doubted you. But I had to know."
"I know," Helen replies as tears leave her eyes. "Now, we can all focus on finding Cassie. And the baby."
Scene Three - St. Joseph's Church
"I can't believe she thought Liam was here with the baby," Cory says back to Dominick as they stand in the back of the church after hearing Dominick tell him about Robin's breakdown the day before at the wedding rehearsal. "I know that she has been struggling but I didn't think she was delusional."
Dominick shuts his eyes for a moment and recalls how Robin was screaming at Leah's touch because she thought Liam was back to hurt her and the baby. He is scared that Robin is starting to lose touch with reality because Liam and her child are both dead. He has no idea how Robin will pull through his ordeal. He knows that things couldn't get much worse.
"We have to stay strong for her Cory," Dominick finally replies to her. "I know what I'm doing in these types of situations and believe me, if we lose hope with her all else will fail as well. We will help her through this."
"Do you think she should see someone?" Cory asks, hoping that Dominick can provide more insight.
"It is something to consider," Dominick says back to him. Before Cory can say anything else, Robin comes out of the bridal room wearing a beautiful white gown.
"You look beautiful," Cory smiles to his wife, who smiles back to him.
"Thank you," she says as she comes up and hugs him. "Daddy, Leah is asking to see you before the ceremony."
"Excuse me then," Dominick says back to them as he walks to the door that Robin just emerged from.
"How are you feeling?" Cory asks Robin, still holding her hands. He looks at her and can see that she is present. She doesn't look dazed or confused, the way Dominick described her the day before during her break down.
"I feel fine," Robin tells him with a slight grin. "I'm really happy for Leah. She and Jeff have been through so much the last couple of years. I just hope the day goes the way they would like it too."
"If something was troubling you, you would tell me, wouldn't you?" Cory replies with another question.
Robin titles her head with a smile. "Of course. Why do you think something is wrong?"
Cory sighs before replying to her. "Your Dad told me about yesterday and this incident that happened."
Robin rolls her eyes. "I wish he hadn't worried you with that. It was nothing Cory. I promise you, I'm fine. Look at me, do I look not fine?"
Cory chuckles a little to cover his worry for his wife. "You look beautiful," he says as he pulls her into another hug. "Just know Robin that we will get through this grief together. What happened to us should never happen to anyone. I love you and I will help you through this."
Robin feels her eyes swell with water. "I love you Cory. And I believe you. I really do."
"Why the hell did Savannah get an invite to the wedding?" Trenyce barks at Daisy and Vinny as they slowly walk up to the church. She can't believe that the woman that is claiming to be her son's biological mother will be at the event today. The last thing Trenyce wants to do is spend the afternoon with Savannah.
Vinny grabs Daisy's hand as they walk towards the doors. "Probably the same reason you did Trenyce, you all work together," he says to her, trying to keep Trenyce somewhat calm. He can understand her franticness but he wishes that she would tone it down for the wedding. He doesn't want there to be a scene.
"You're right," Trenyce replies to him. "I am just glad that Andrew is at home with a babysitter. The last thing I want is for Savannah to start talking to him and putting these crazy thoughts into his mind."
Daisy looks over at Trenyce and stops her from walking any further. "We should talk quickly before we go in."
Trenyce arches her eyebrow. "What's on your mind Aunt Daisy?"
"Savannah asked for a paternity test," Daisy recalls the last time they all saw Savannah. "Have you given any thought to her request."
"I have," Trenyce informs them. "And there's no way in hell that I'm going to put Andrew through that. I know the truth. I don't need some stupid test to tell me otherwise."
"I think you should reconsider," Savannah announces to Trenyce as she approaches the group. "Sorry, I didn't mean to overhear, but I couldn't help it."
"How dare you eavesdrop on our conversation!" Trenyce yells at Savannah. Any little thing that Savannah does or says know gets under Trenyce's skin. She's not proud of this but she hates what Savannah is trying to do.
"Look Trenyce, I'm not here to cause any problems. The opposite actually," Savannah says to everyone as Trenyce rolls her eyes. "I just want the truth. I just want to know if Andrew is my child. You have to understand that."
"I understand that you are trying to ruin my family. I have no idea why Savannah, but you will not get away with this!" Trenyce snaps back at her.
"I didn't want to have to go down this path," Savannah replies, still calm with Trenyce despite her being erratic. "But I feel like you're leaving me little choices."
"What path is that?" Daisy asks, not wanting Trenyce to intervene anymore. "We are all on the same side Savannah. Please remember that we all offered to help you finding your son."
"I know," Savannah nods back to Daisy. "That's why I'm not enjoying this either. But I have to know if Andrew is my son. If Trenyce doesn't want to agree to the paternity test, I can get a court order to demand one. I would rather not go down that path, but I have to know the truth."
"I know the truth!" Trenyce yells, shocked that Savannah would take her to court to get a paternity test. "Andrew is my son!"
"Then why not have the test Trenyce?" Savannah questions her. "If the truth is something set in stone, the test will prove that. If you're his mother, I will apologize and move along. But I have to know. I think we all do."
Daisy can see Trenyce's blood boiling. "Trenyce, she has a point. The test would settle everything once and for all. I know you don't want to hear this, but I think we should do the test."
Trenyce's mouth falls open as she hears Daisy's words come out of her mouth. She shakes her head. "Fine! I'll do the stupid test, only to shut you up Savannah," Trenyce wags her finger at Savannah. "And when it proves what we all know, you will stay away from me and my son or so help me God, I won't be responsible for my actions."
"Come on, we should get inside," Vinny interrupts the fight between the girls. "The wedding should be starting soon."
Savannah nods back at him before she turns and starts to walk towards the church. Trenyce watches as she walks away and she tries to calm herself down, as she is still reeling from what just happened and what this means going forward.
Bob and Kim enter the church and look around. Kim immediately sees a spot in the church that she'd like to sit at. "Do you mind if I stay back for a moment?" Bob asks her she shakes her head no. In reality, Kim is worried about what Bob will do at the wedding. She recalls how she asked him if she could attend the wedding because Jeff had invited her. She thought it was a lovely gesture considering she and Jeff didn't really end their relationship on the best of terms, but it was so many years ago so Kim thought it was a nice way to put water under the bridge. However, when she told Bob his reaction was polar opposite of what she thought it was going to be. He didn't get mad or upset; instead he said he wanted to come with her after he revealed that he knew a secret of Dominick's that could tear the entire family apart. Kim only hopes that Bob lets Leah and Jeff have their day; she believes that they deserve that much.
"Don't be too long," Kim tells her husband. "And please, don't cause any trouble Bob."
Bob chuckles. "I wouldn't dream of such things Kimberly."
He watches as she turns around and walks into the church. He quickly pulls out his phone and dials a number. "I'm here. What's your location? . Okay, that's perfect. Do not be late. This has to happen perfectly or it will be ruined."
"What the hell are you doing here?" Dominick asks as he comes up to Bob, who disconnects his call. ""This is a private function Bob. Don't make me have you removed."
Bob laughs. "I was invited Dominick. Perhaps you should have a conversation with your daughter about the guest list."
"Leah wouldn't invite you," Dominick spits back to him.
"No she wouldn't. But Jeffery invited Kimberly. And guess who Kimberly is married too?" Bob continues to taunt his rival. "And for someone who has so much to lose, you're acting awfully cocky."
"I'm not going to try to pretend to know what that means," Dominick replies quickly. "I'm only giving you one warning Bob, do not cause any trouble today."
"Let me tell you what I'm talking about Dominick," Bob looks at him with a twinkle in his eye. "I know why you went to Switzerland earlier this year. I know everything."
Dominick feels the blood drain from his face. He knows that it has to be impossible. He has always been so very careful about his trips to Switzerland. He can tell that he's giving himself away in front of Bob. "I don't know what you're talking about."
"Keep telling yourself that. I'm going to enjoy watching you squirm for a while. You'll never know if or when I'll reveal what I know. But boy oh boy, would I hate to be in your shoes when the truth comes out," Bob continues to taunt him. "And trust me Dominick, the truth always comes out."
"Daddy!" Leah says as she comes out of the bridal room and interrupts his conversation with Bob. "We are ready to begin. Can you tell everyone to take their places? The wedding is ready to start."
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