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Scene One - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home
Adam comes up behind his wife and puts his hands on her shoulders. "You know what she said, this search into your past may take longer than what we first thought. Maybe within a month, we'll find out something new?"
"That would be great," Helen replies to him. "I don't know how long I can wait."
"You're anxious, that's completely understandable," Adam says back to her. "It's too bad that you haven't remembered anything since before your accident."
Helen sighs as she remembers how years ago, she and Victoria had a fight where a bookshelf fell on top of her. She hasn't been able to remember a thing about her past since she woke up from her coma. "I know and it's been so long, I probably never will be able to remember anything about my past. And I can't blame Victoria for what happened either."
"Right, she was suffering from her multiple personality disorder at the time," Adam recalls their history together. "All of this talk is making me realize how much we've been through together."
Helen turns and smiles at her husband. "And, I still love you," she says as she comes up and kisses him.
Their kiss is interrupted by the doorbell ringing. "Whoever that is has horrible timing," Adam says as he leaves the kiss with Helen. "I'll see who it is."
"Make them go away," Helen chuckles to herself as Adam walks to the front door.
He opens the door and is surprised to see Shane standing there. "Shane! What a surprise," Adam says as he lets his friend into his house.
"I hope I'm not interrupting with anything," Shane announces as he comes into the living room and sees Helen. "But I have news that you two should know about."
"News?" Helen asks as Adam comes back into the living room to join them. "What kind of news do you have?"
Shane looks at Helen and then back at Adam. "The news I have is about Cassie. I've done something that may trigger some events into motion."
Helen shakes her head. "What do you mean? What events have been triggered?"
Shane sighs. "There's a very good chance Cassie will be back in our lives within the next 30 days."
Scene Two - The State Penitentiary
Trenyce walks through a cement hallway as she is taken to the visiting centre at the prison. She had to come to see Brett today; she couldn't put it off any longer. This day has been coming since the day the truth came out about the baby switch. The switch that cost her Andrew; the little boy that she believed was hers only to discover that Brett and Dave switched her baby with Savannah's. She still can't believe that this has happened to her.
She sits down and awaits Brett's arrival. As she waits, she recalls how she got a telephone call earlier from Savannah asking her for help with Andrew, who is struggling to adjust to his new living arrangements. After work, she stopped by and calmed him down and got him to eat some food. She then read him a story before he went to sleep. She fights tears in her eyes knowing that leaving him, again, was hard to do. She thought it would get easier, but it has not been. In fact, it has been more difficult as time has gone on.
"At least Savannah was grateful," she whispers to herself as she notices Brett walking towards her.
He sits down across from her and picks up the telephone receiver. "I can't say I'm surprised to see you," he says into the receiver. "I've been expecting this since the truth about the baby switch came out."
Trenyce arches her eyebrow. "How could you do something so horrific?" she asks him. "How could you do something like this knowing the damage it could cause?"
Brett puts his head down almost ashamed of what he has done. "I know you're upset Trenyce," he begins to say back to him.
"Upset?" she asks, almost shocked at his choice of words. "You have no idea the damage you have caused me and my family!"
"I know," he says as he lifts his head and looks back at her. "And if I could go back in time, I hope you know that I would."
"You can't go back in time Brett. What you have done is here to stay and we all have to live with the consequences of your actions," she spits back at him. "The only saving grace is that I know you're going to spend the rest of your miserable life behind bars where you belong."
"Trenyce," he tries to get a word in.
"No, save it Brett. I just came to tell you how much I loathe you and I hope you're happy alone behind bars," she continues to lash out at him. Before he can say anything back and she slams the phone receiver down and stands up. She looks for a guard near by. "I'm done here."
Scene Three - The Sugarbowl
Donovan walks over to the coffee bar with his large java and he starts to put some sugar and cream into the cup. His mind is racing about Trenyce and how while he was having lunch with her she got a call from Savannah asking her to help out with Andrew. He knows that Trenyce will always do what's best for Andrew, but he wonders how much always running to Savannah's aid is really helping the situation. Part of him thinks that Trenyce needs a clear separation from the situation so she can start to move on from the fact that she is not Andrew's mother; as hard as that is to hear.
He shakes his head as he picks up his coffee to taste it. "Skipping out of the office early?" a voice calls from behind him.
Donovan turns around after grabbing a lid for his coffee and sees Craig standing behind him, also holding a caffeinated beverage. Craig continues to give him a sly grin, teasing Donovan that he may still have to be at the office. "I'm done for the day," Donovan replies to him quickly. "What about you? No more patients at the hospital today?"
Craig shakes his head. "I'm on some days off," he reveals to Donovan. "Wanna sit with me for a few?"
Donovan arches his eyebrow and wonders what Craig is up too. They haven't exactly ever been close; in fact when Craig was dating Andy, he often thought that Donovan was coming between him and Andy. "I suppose so, sure," Donovan finds himself saying, wondering what Craig is up too. "So, what's up?" Donovan asks him as he sits at the bar stool at the window.
"Does there have to be something up to want and sit with a guy?" Craig asks him, grinning a little still.
"I guess not," Donovan replies as he takes a drink of his coffee. "I'm just surprised. You and I haven't exactly been close."
Craig nods his head in agreement. "We could change that."
Donovan chuckles a little. "Could we? I'm not sure I get where you're going with this Craig."
"Look, I'm going to be frank with you," Craig says back to Donovan as he leans in closer. "I think you're an attractive guy. Very attractive," Craig reveals to Donovan. "That's part of the reason why I was so jealous of your friendship with Andy while we were dating."
"Andy and I were always just friends," Donovan insists to Craig.
"I know and I believe you," Craig continues to tell him. "And now Andy and Reese have gotten back together."
"Yea, they seem happy together," Donovan says, knowing that he did have some feelings for Andy at one point but he doesn't want to get involved in a relationship like that.
Craig shrugs his shoulders. "I guess I was thinking maybe you and I could go out and see if there's something there."
Donovan feels his cheeks blush red. He looks down at his coffee and then slowly back up at Craig. "I I don't know what to say," he finally chokes out some words.
"There's not much to say," Craig winks back at Donovan. "Just say we can go out for dinner or a movie "
Donovan thinks back to the last time he was asked out on a date. He was still living in Europe. The piercing eyes of the man asking him out; while Donovan has tried to get away from image, he knows that he fell hard in Europe and part of him has never gotten over that guy.
"I'm sorry Craig," Donovan finally replies to him. "I'm flattered, but I just don't think this is a good idea. I'll see you around," he says as he quickly walks away from Craig.
Craig arches his eyebrow wondering what just happened with Donovan. "Hmm," he says as he drinks some of his coffee. "I guess he'll need a bit more work."
Scene Four - The Towers, The Penthouse; Cory & Robin's Home
"I wish you would just drop this!" Robin says to Cory as she moves to the top of the stair case and quickly rushes down to the main level of her home with her husband. "I told you I'm fine."
Cory emerges at the top of the stair case and looks at his wife as she walks over to the bar and pours herself a drink. He recalls how when he came home, he found her in the room that was supposed to be the nursery for their child holding a blanket and cradling it. He knows that he has been worried about her for some time as she is seemingly growing more and more into some kind of depression because their daughter was still born. He just doesn't know how to get through to Robin. He suggested, again, that maybe she seek therapy and now she is losing her cool with him.
"Robin," he calls out from the top of the stair case. "I'm just trying to help. I don't want to see you like this anymore."
"Like what?" she spits back at him as she takes another drink of her vodka. "Mourning our daughter? I'm so sorry that I haven't been able move on as quickly as you'd like me too!"
Cory comes up behind her and puts his arms on her shoulders. "I don't want you to touch me right now," she snaps, quickly moving away from him. "I feel like "
"Don't Robin," he starts to say to her. "Don't say that I didn't care about her little girl because you know that I did. I know that she's dead! You don't know what I've been through because you've been emotionally distant from me ever since she died. We can't keep doing this. We have to start building a life again. We have to do this together."
"So, this is my fault?" Robin asks him shocked. "I can't believe you! First, I need therapy and then it's MY fault?"
"That's not what I said Robin!" Cory desperately tries to plea with her.
"No, save it Cory," Robin lashes out at him. "I'm going upstairs to pack a bag."
"A bag?" Cory asks confused.
"I'm going to get a room at the Twin Peaks Executive Hotel. I think having some space between us right now is for the best."
"Robin," Cory calls out to her as she storms up the stairs. "Please don't go." His words, however, fall on deaf ears.
Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital
Will opens the door to the staff room and closes it quickly behind him. He is shaking and has some sweat beads on his forehead. He leans up against the door and tries to catch his breath and get his heart rate back to normal. After a moment, he looks into the staff room. "Is anyone in here?" he asks out loud. No one responds.
He leans up from the door and locks it quickly and then races to his locker. He opens the door and pulls out a zip lock bag from his back pack and opens it.
He shuts his eyes as he thinks back to a few years ago when he was going through something very similar.
Will parks his Hummer on the side of the road and turns his hazard lights on. He sighs heavily as he reaches over to the bag that sits on his passenger seat and pulls out a zip lock bag. In the bag, he holds a syringe.
He sighs heavily as he looks around. He doesn't see any traffic on the road, which doesn't surprise him because the road tends to be one of the worst during a winter storm. He steps out of the Hummer and walks down the road, to the river's edge. The current is pretty slow as about of the water has already turned into ice.
He throws the plastic bag into the water and watches it drift quickly into the river. As soon as he is not able to see it, he walks back to his hummer. He gets in and quickly drives away.
"You're doing the right thing," Will tells himself as he snaps back into reality. "Stay focused; you're helping people."
With that, he drops another syringe into a zip lock back and puts it back into this back pack. He slams his locker shut and then walks to the door and unlocks it. He takes another deep breath before he walks out of the staff room to continue his shift.
Scene Six - The Park
Reese breathes in some of the cool January air into his lungs. After spending most of the day in his office, Reese craved some air so he decided to come for a walk to clear his head. He wishes that he knew that he understood what was happening with him; he still doesn't feel great from the flu bug he had at the tail end of last year. He recalls, as well, earlier in the day that he coughed up some blood. He shakes his head hoping that it's nothing too serious.
"My doctor will tell me that I have a chest infection or something," he whispers to himself, trying to make himself feel better about what could be wrong with him. "This will soon be over and no one will ever have to know what's been going on."
"Talking to yourself?" Savannah asks her friend as she approaches the bench where Reese is sitting.
Reese turns and smiles at the sight of his friend. "Long day at the office," he replies to her. "Sometimes it's hard to leave it behind."
"Understandable," she says. "Mind if I sit with you?"
"Not at all, please do," Reese tells her as she sits beside him looking out at the frozen river. "It's peaceful out here."
"That's why I like coming here, especially in the winter," she says to him. "It's a good place to sit and clear your head."
"What's on your mind that needs clearing?" Reese asks her. "I'm here to listen if you want to vent Savannah."
Savannah sighs and looks over at Reese. "It's Andrew. I don't think he's adjusting very well to the new living arrangement."
"Well, that's to be expected, right?" Reese quickly replies back to her. "He's a such a young boy, whose entire life has been turned upside down. This won't happen overnight."
"I know," Savannah confesses. "It's just hard to see him struggle so much. And I don't know how to help him."
"You are helping him," Reese continues to tell her. "Every day that he's with you is progress towards him understanding and growing to recognize you as his mother."
Savannah bites her tongue as she feels her eyes swell with water. "I guess I just expected it to happen quickly. I didn't expect anything to be so "
"Difficult?" Reese finishes her sentence for her. He smiles at her as he continues. "The best things in life can be difficult to achieve. Keep your head up Savannah," he tells her. "Your son needs you."
Scene Seven - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home
"I can't deny that I'm scared," Helen tells Shane and Adam as Shane finishes explaining that he has put out a court order that Cassie has 30 days to sign the annulment papers or Shane's marriage to her will be over. Of course, on the other hand if Cassie contests the annulment, her whereabouts will be revealed. "The thought of having Cassie back in our lives is the last thing I want."
"I know," Shane says back to her. "But this has to be done. I can't live my life being married to this woman. I need to move on with my life with Natasha."
"We understand that," Adam chimes in. "It's just, Cassie took Helen's face, you have to understand why we'd be scared."
"Of course I do," Shane acknowledges. "I'm here to do anything I can to make this easier for you guys. Whatever it is you want from me, I will do what I can."
"I appreciate that Shane," Helen nods back to him. "I know that this is for the best. This could be the closure that we all need."
Adam nods. "I think my biggest fear is for Dawn," he says as his eyes lock on Helen's. "Cassie has always believed that Dawn was her child because of the baby switch. It's part of the reason she took Helen's place when she came back to town."
"I hadn't even thought of that," Helen replies to him. "My goodness, maybe we should get away for a while. Take Dawn and just leave town."
"Maybe we could talk to Robbie and see if there's any chance of police coverage," Shane suggests.
"I can't get away right now Helen," Adam tells her. "There's school and too much going on at work."
Helen nods her head. "We have to send her somewhere. Dawn can't stay in town for the next little while. I want to make sure she's safe."
"I have an idea," Shane tells them. "I have a sister who lives in Paris. She just sent her daughter, who is the same age as Dawn, to a girls only school. Maybe we could look into sending Dawn there."
Helen nods her head. "A school in Paris? That's a great idea. Give me the information and I will look into it," Helen says back to him as she turns her attention to Adam. "Are you okay sending Dawn to Paris?"
Adam pulls her into a hug. "Of course I am," he whispers into her ear. "We have to keep our daughter safe from Cassie. We have to do anything we can to keep our family protected."
A woman with bandages on her face sits in a darkened room. In the corner, there is a baby's crib with a sleeping child, a small boy. The woman walks over to the small table in the room and picks up the newspaper.
In the small corner, she reads a headline "Shane Glubbs seeks Annulment". The eyes of the woman scan the article quickly before she puts it down on the table.
She gets up and walks over to the crib and places a blanket over the sleeping baby. She walks back over to the newspaper and picks it up again before she crumples it in her hand as she starts to laugh.
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