Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: March 08, 2015
Episode Theme song: "Need Someone"
- Mary J Blige
Previously on One Day at a Time
Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Victoria's Office
Victoria sits at her desk reviewing some patient's files as part of her morning routine at the hospital. As she sits there, she smiles to herself about how well things are going with her and Robbie now that he has moved in with her. At first, she was a little apprehensive about the prospect of living with him because she realizes that she is the first woman he has been with since his divorce from Leah but now that they are together, she believes that everything is working out wonderfully. She never imagined being this happy with a man again.
"And maybe one day, we'll be the ones getting married," she says to herself as she hears a knock on her door. She thinks that it's a nurse bringing her a patient's file for an upcoming appointment. "Come on in Judy," she says to the nurse.
"It's not Judy," Donovan replies as he opens the door to his sister's office. He looks at his sister and gulps knowing that he has some unsettling news to share with her.
"Oh sorry Donovan," Victoria quickly says back to him. "I have an appointment shortly and thought you were the nurse bringing me my file."
"I can come back if this isn't a good time," he tells her as she shakes her head no indicating that he can stay.
"Its fine," she replies to him. "What's up? It's not like you to make a visit to my office."
Donovan gulps. "I saw something and thought you should know about."
Victoria arches her eyebrow and stands up from her desk. "That sounds cryptic. What exactly did you see?"
"I saw Robbie and Leah together yesterday at the Sugarbowl," he reveals to his sister, whose eyes open a little wider. He knows that she confided in him that she still feels insecure about Robbie's relationship with his ex-wife. They shared so many years together; there's always going to be a bond there. "And then Robbie reached over and grabbed her hand. That's when I left. I couldn't sleep last night because I knew that I had to tell you what I saw."
Victoria turns around so her back is to Donovan. She bites her lip as she closes her eyes for a moment. She takes a deep breath before turning around.
"I'm sorry Vic," he says to his sister.
Victoria shakes her head. "No, this is fine. Thank you for telling me. I'm sure it was nothing. I'm sure it was something to do with Paige or "
"Or?" Donovan asks her, when Victoria doesn't continue her sentence.
She rushes up into her brother's arms. "Or, I have no idea what could be going on," she says as she sighs and he comes up to hug her.
Scene Two - The Pampa Grill
"I haven't been over to see Robin yet," Rebecca admits to Cory as they sit at a table having breakfast together. She puts her piece of toast down and grabs her coffee. "I don't know if I should go and confuse her more than she already seems to be."
Cory looks up from his eggs benedict. "I went to see her yesterday," he reveals to his sister in law. "And Rebecca, she seems like she's further away from reality than ever. Twice, she made mention that the baby was sleeping upstairs. When I hugged her, she pulled back and said she thought she heard the baby crying."
"Did you call her out on it? Remind her that your daughter died?" Rebecca asks him.
Cory shakes his head no. "How could I? The last time I mentioned something to her, we had a huge argument and she moved out and in with Dominick. I just watched her go the upstairs and I guess she tended to the baby."
Rebecca covers her mouth in shock. "Do you want me to go see her? Maybe I can make her see reality."
Cory sighs. "I think it's worth a try," he replies to her. "Nothing I have said or done seems to be working, so it can't come from me. Dominick seems to be busy with so many different things right now, I know he can't devote all of his time to Robin. So yes, I think it would be great if you went to see her to see if you can get through to her."
Rebecca nods her head and reaches over grabbing Cory's hand. "I'm here for you Cory. You and Robin," she says. "We will get through this. I will do whatever I can to make my sister realize that your child isn't coming back."
Cory gives her a quick grin. "Thanks Rebecca. Anything to help Robin at this point is a good thing."
"Are you sure Reese has cancer?" a shocked Will asks Madeline as they sit together for breakfast.
Madeline picks up her coffee and takes a drink. Her mind continues to replay the previous evening when Reese and Andy told her about Reese's leukemia. She barely slept after learning the truth. While she tried to stay strong for her twin brother, she's scared to her very core that she will lose him, the same way they lost Preston and Olivia. She called Will in the morning and asked him to see her for breakfast. Naturally, he was worried at first because he believed it was another desperate plea on her attempt for them to get back together but she vowed it wasn't.
She finally looks back at him. "I guess Shane told him that it's a rare form of leukemia. It's in his blood cells," she reveals to Will. "He is starting chemotherapy today. They don't think they will ever get rid of the cancer because it is in his blood cells but they think with enough chemo, they will be able to get the cancer under control and he will live with it for many years. They just need to stabilize him."
Will shakes his head in disbelief. "I can't believe it. I mean, Reese has always been such a healthy, young man. This doesn't seem fair."
Madeline sighs. "I know. I tried to be so strong last night Will, but " she begins to say as her voice cracks.
"It's okay that you're scared Madeline," Will replies to her. "But you know that the doctors at TPGH are some of the very best in the country. Reese is in good hands. And like I said, he's a young, healthy man. The odds are in his favor of stabilizing his condition."
"I hope to God you're right Will," she tells him as she bites her lower lip. "I don't know what I would do if I lost my twin brother. And I can never find out."
Scene Three - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Reese's Hospital Room
"You're here all alone?" Shane asks Reese as he comes into his patient's hospital room.
Reese lays in the bed wearing a hospital gown and a cap over his head. He looks at Shane and knows that Shane is indicating that Madeline and Andy are not with him, despite the fact that he is about to undergo his first ever chemotherapy session. Reese knows that Shane suggested that his family be there with him but Reese really wanted to do this alone. If he feels like if he can't handle it, in the future he will allow his family to be with him. But for right now, he has to do this on his own terms.
"I am alone today," Reese says confidently, despite feeling like he is sick to his stomach with worry. "I wanted to do this on my own terms," he tells Shane. "Andy and Madeline both know about my condition," he reveals. "But today, I had to do this on my own. I want to be strong."
"That's very commendable," Shane tells him as he comes up to the bed where Reese is laying. "But just know that going forward, someone should be here for you. After you've gone through two or three rounds of chemo, you will feel very weak. Someone will need to be here for you. I'm hoping that you'll always get to leave the hospital after."
"You're hoping?" Reese asks, suddenly growing concerned.
Shane nods his head. "Leukemia is in your blood cells Reese," Shane reminds him. "If things get out of control or if we don't see any progress with the chemo, we may have to increase the treatment or the dosage. If that happens, you'll probably have to get a room here at the hospital because you will be too weak to travel back and forth."
Reese looks down suddenly feeling scared. "What are the odds that this will work?"
"Cancer is almost impossible to predict," Shane tells him. "But you have a lot of good things going for you. You came to the hospital when you knew something was wrong, you're young and you're healthy. But I don't want to give you false hope and suggest that this will be easy. Nothing about cancer is ever easy Reese."
Reese nods. "And I'm positive. I will beat this Shane. I have too much to live for."
"That's the attitude to have," Shane gives him a slight grin. "It's time; are you ready to go?"
Reese takes a deep breath and sighs. "As ready as I'll ever be."
Scene Four - Twin Peaks Sun; Andy's Office
Andy types quickly into his computer as he is working hard to finish his story for the next edition of the Twin Peaks Sun, which will come out the following day. While he types though, his mind is on Reese, who is about to undergo his first chemo therapy session. Andy protested heavily when Reese suggested that he go alone to the hospital. Andy did eventually cave though; the last thing that he wants to do is make Reese more upset than he already is with his condition. He just wishes he could do more for his lover. He doesn't want Reese to go through this alone.
"Hey, I got your text," Donovan announces to his friend as he stands in the doorway of his friends office. After visiting Victoria, Donovan received a text message from Andy asking him to drop by his office.
Andy looks up from his computer and sees Donovan. "Please come in," Andy tells him as Donovan closes the door behind him. "It's been awhile, how are you doing?"
Donovan shrugs and smiles back to his friend. "I'm alright, can't complain," he replies to Andy, suddenly wondering if he should mention to Andy that Craig recently asked him out on a date. "Why'd you want to see me here? We could have grabbed a coffee at the Sugarbowl."
Andy nods back to him. "I know, but I wanted to see you alone. I have news for you and I wanted to tell you in private."
"You and Reese are still doing okay, aren't you?" Donovan asks quickly, hoping that Andy and Reese didn't break up.
"I guess that depends on your definition of okay," Andy says soberly.
"Oh no," Donovan says coming up to Andy and hugging him. "What happened?"
Andy exits the embrace. "It's not what you think," he says back to Donovan. "We are still together."
"Then what is it?"
Andy feels his eyes swell with water. "God, I'm sorry," Andy says wiping his eyes. "I'm just trying to be strong but I have to let this out at some point."
"You're scaring me Andy. What is it?"
"It's Reese," Andy replies to Donovan as he looks his friend in the eye. "He has cancer."
Scene Five - Robertson Enterprises
Dominick steps off the elevator and starts to walk towards his office. He is feeling pretty good about his day; he and Eva are seeming back on track, Robin was doing well this morning and with Paige in Europe, he knows that Leah and Jeff are taking care of Felicia so he doesn't have to worry about his Granddaughter.
As he approaches his office, he can see his secretary sitting at her desk waiting for him. "Good morning Mr. Robertson. There is a man waiting for you in your office."
Dominick arches his eyebrow and then checks his watch. "I don't recall having a morning meeting," he says back to her.
"You don't," she replies to Dominick. "He said it was urgent and he wasn't leaving until he saw you."
"Who is this man?" Dominick questions her.
She shrugs her shoulders. "He didn't say who he was but I have never seen the man before."
"Thank you Lucy," Dominick says to her as he moves to his office door and opens it. A man is starting out the window. Dominick slams the door shut. "You've been waiting for me?" Dominick announces as the man turns around and gives a quick grin to Dominick. "I can't believe this. What the hell are you doing here?"
"Is that any way to say hello to the man that has been looking after your wife all of these years?" the man replies to Dominick.
"Frederick Richardson," Dominick says back to him.
"In the flesh," Frederick grins to Dominick. "I couldn't stay away any longer. I had to see Felicia for myself to ensure that she is doing better. Her turnaround in the hospital last fall was remarkable. I have never seen anything like it."
"I bet you haven't," Dominick annoying replies. "You know, she's close to the edge still, right? She probably never should have been released."
"That's what I was afraid of."
"But you released her anyways. And to Bob Calimo, no less. Tell me Frederick, how much cash did Calimo throw your way to get Felicia out of the hospital?"
Frederick laughs at the suggestion but quickly stops. "I did what I thought was best. Felicia did show a lot of improvements."
"You realize that my daughter had to send her child to Europe because she was worried what Felicia would do to her, don't you? My daughter should still think her mother died because Felicia is clearly still unstable."
"I need to see her," Frederick replies to Dominick. "If anyone can get through to her, it's me. I worked with her for so many years."
"Like hell you will go see her," Dominick informs him. "You will stay away from Felicia."
Frederick glares back at Dominick. "I'm her doctor Dominick. She trusts me. If something is going on with her, I will be able to tell immediately."
"You're wasting your time," Dominick tells him. "You gave up that right as her doctor when you let Felicia leave your institution. You have no rights or say in what happens to her now."
"Is this because I released Felicia into Bob's care and not yours? Don't hold grudges Dominick."
"You may as well book yourself another ticket back to Switzerland Freddie, you're not needed here," Dominick replies to the doctor as he opens the door to his office. "Now, get out of my office."
Frederick grins back at him before he collects his things and leaves. Outside the office door, Frederick smiles to himself. "I'm not going anywhere Dominick."
Scene Six - The Robertson House; Jeff, Leah & Paige's Home
"Would you like another cup of coffee?" Jeff asks Leah as they sit together in the kitchen having breakfast together.
"No, I think I'm good," she says as she quickly looks at her watch. "I should get going to the office soon. I think my father has some meetings for me to attend today. Are you going into work today?"
Jeff finishes his cup of coffee before looking back at his fiancé. "Well, I do have a lot of paper work on my desk that needs to be taken care of. Do you think it's okay if we are both out of the house and Felicia is here alone?"
Leah nods back to him. "She's a grown woman, we don't have to babysit her."
"Very true," Jeff replies to her. "Especially with Paige in Europe. We really have nothing to worry about."
"Exactly," Leah tells him.
Jeff comes up to her and hugs her. "I've been thinking about our discussion the other night."
"You have?" Leah smiles at him. "The one about our wedding?"
"That exact conversation," he leans in and gives her a quick kiss. "How about Lake Tahoe as a venue?" It's beautiful there this time of the year."
"Lake Tahoe, huh?" Leah replies to him as she gives the idea some more thought. "I think that's a great idea."
"Really? You mean it?" Jeff asks excited that she had agreed to his plan.
"Of course I mean it!" she giggles back to him. "Let's talk after work about making some more concrete plans, but I love the idea of getting married to you at Lake Tahoe."
"That sounds great."
"Okay, I should get going to the office," she tells him as she gives him one more quick kiss on the lips before she grabs her keys and heads to the door.
On the stairs, Felicia puts her back up against the wall having heard Leah and Jeff's plans about getting married at Lake Tahoe. She closes her eyes and hopes that Leah nor Jeff will hear her on the stairs. She slowly walks up and makes her way to her bedroom. Once inside, she moves over to her medication and puts a pill into her mouth. After swallowing it down with some water, she looks back at the door to her bedroom.
"This wedding will not happen," she says in a whisper. "You will not marry my daughter Jeff."
Scene Seven - The Davenport House; Daisy & Trenyce's Home
"I'm so thrilled for you and Vinny," Trenyce smiles to her Aunt, after Daisy revealed the news of her and Vinny's engagement. "I suppose that means you'll be moving out of the house soon?"
Daisy chuckles. "Probably after the wedding."
"I hope I can stay living here? I can't imagine being anywhere else."
"Of course you can," Daisy tells Trenyce. "I'm not going to kick you out of your home."
"Thanks Daisy," Trenyce smiles back to her. "I do think this is wonderful news about you and Vinny. It's nice that our family can have some good news for a change."
"I'm glad that you're happy about this. I think Vinny is a wonderful man and he treats me so very well," Daisy tells Trenyce. "But enough of this, how are you doing? We haven't had much time to speak lately."
Trenyce sighs heavily. "I mean, I still miss Andrew every day." Trenyce pauses and wonders if she should tell Daisy everything that she has done. She recalls how Savannah asked her to go over and help with Andrew; Trenyce, of course did, but the house was in a state of absolute chaos. After leaving, Trenyce hired Natasha and has plans to sue Savannah for custody of Andrew.
"Something else is on your mind," Daisy tells Trenyce. "I can read you like a book."
Trenyce looks at her Aunt and gives her a slight grin. "You know me so well," Trenyce replies to her. "There is something I should tell you. I've decided to sue Savannah for custody of Andrew."
"You're what?" Daisy asks shocked by Trenyce's admission to her. "Savannah was revealed to be Andrew's biological mother, what on earth makes you think that you will win this case?"
Trenyce stands up from the sofa. "Natasha told me the same thing, that my chances aren't great. But Daisy, I have to try to do something. Savannah keeps asking for my help because Andrew is not adjusting to living with her; he misses me. He misses the life I was giving him. And, the last time I was at Savannah's, the house was a pig sty. Andrew doesn't deserve to live in that type of environment."
Daisy nods her head back to her. "I hope you know what you're doing Trenyce. And I hope you can brace yourself for the outcome going in Savannah's favor."
"I am," Trenyce quickly replies to her, not sure if she's lying to Daisy or herself. "I have to do something though."
"I understand that," Daisy tells her. "Look at the time, you better get into the office or you'll be late."
"You're right," Trenyce says looking at the clock. "Thanks for listening to me vent Daisy. I appreciate it."
"Anytime, you know that," Daisy says as she gives Trenyce a quick hug goodbye. As soon as Trenyce has left the house, Daisy walks back into the living room and picks up her telephone. She looks at it for a moment wondering if she's doing the right thing. "I have to do this," she whispers to herself as she dials a number into her phone. "Hi, it's Daisy We need to talk, there's something you need to know "
Scene Eight - The Cascade Apartment's, Apartment 204; Savannah & Andrew's Home
"Andrew, would you like to come and help me pick up these lego blocks?" Savannah asks Andrew, who has started to play with his trucks again. Savannah is hoping that Andrew will finally start to listen to some of her directions.
To her surprise and delight, he places the trucks down and moves over to her and helps her put some of the lego blocks into the bin. "Thank you for your help cleaning up," she smiles to him, thrilled that he is assisting her.
"You're welcome," he replies. "Can I go play with my trucks now?"
"Of course you can," she smiles back to him. She puts the lego bin back in the corner with some of Andrew's other toys. She watches her son for a moment playing with his trucks and feels herself smile. For the first time he responded positivity to her and followed her directions.
"Maybe this is a good sign," she tells herself as she hears a knock on her front door. "I wonder who that could be."
She walks to the door and opens it seeing a man holding some papers for her. "Savannah Pherson?" he asks as she nods her head. "You've been served."
Before Savannah can ask him a question, he walks away. She looks at the papers and feels her heart drop into her stomach. "My God," she covers her mouth. "You're suing me for custody Trenyce?"
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