Episode 290 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: June 21, 2015


Episode Theme song: "Ribs" Lorde
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- In Lake Tahoe, Jeff and Leah got married. Afterwards, Jeff went to get some champagne leaving Leah alone. Felicia arrived at Leah's hotel room shortly after
- Natasha and Shane continued to be at odds over his potential Chief of Staff position at the hospital
- Helen met her parents, Reg and Barbara, for the first time since her accident
- Reese celebrated that he was in remission
- Cory, with Rebecca's help, decided to send Robin to a mental facility

Scene One - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Lake Tahoe; Suite 620

Felicia hides her shaking hands as she moves past Leah and into her hotel suite. She wonders if she should quickly take another pill but she realizes that she has no time; she has to act quickly if she's going to try to convince Leah not to marry Jeff. She also knows that this is her chance to prove to Bob that she carried out her part in his plan, whatever that may be. She can't, however, stop her hands from shaking.

"Mom?" Leah asks her shocked at the sight of her mother. She knew that Dominick suggested that Felicia was in Lake Tahoe for the wedding but after they hadn't heard or seen Felicia, they all assumed she was back home in Twin Peaks. "This is a surprise. I wasn't expecting you."

Felicia smiles back to her daughter. "I thought I'd surprise you. You didn't think I'd miss your wedding, did you? And, oh my goodness, look how beautiful you are in your wedding dress!"

Leah smiles back to her Mom. "It is a pretty dress, isn't it?"

"Oh my beautiful girl," Felicia replies as she comes up to daughter and puts her hand on Leah's face. "I've missed so much of your life. I don't want to miss today. Please tell me that I haven't missed the wedding."

Leah grabs her Mom's hand and squeezes it. "I'm so sorry Mom, but you did miss the wedding. Jeff and I, we got married earlier today."

"No!" Felicia shrieks out. She can't believe that she missed the chance to stop her daughter from marrying the man who hates her. "I can't believe you did this! I can't believe this is happening!"

"Mom, let's come and sit down," Leah tells her mother as she comes up behind her. "You shouldn't get this upset because you missed the wedding."

"Don't tell me what to do! I'm fine! I'm fine!" Felicia yells as she turns around and accidently hits Leah in the face with her arm.

"Ah!" Leah yells as she falls to the ground, her dress tearing on the chair next to her.

"I have to make you realize that this was a mistake. I have to make you realize that Jeff isn't the man for you!" a unhinged Felicia tells Leah, who starts to get up. Felicia looks around the room for something to help her with plan.

"Mom? What's wrong with you?" a dazed Leah asks her mother. "Mom! No!" Leah screams before it goes black.

Felicia stands over her daughter's conscious body holding the candle stick. "I will make you realize what is best Leah. I will."

Scene Two - Roboto; Bob's Office

"Why haven't I heard anything from you Felicia?" Bob asks himself as he sits at his desk in his office. He hasn't heard from Felicia in weeks regarding his plan to destroy Dominick's family. He knows that if Felicia becomes unhinged because she isn't being properly medicated she could do something that will cause harm to Dominick's family. Bob doesn't want anyone to actually be hurt in the process, he just wants Dominick to realize that Felicia isn't stable and create grief for Dominick's family.

"Are you talking to yourself Daddy?" Natasha asks her father as she stands in the entry way of the office.

Bob turns around and smiles to his daughter. "My darling, you're home from your honeymoon. How was it?"

Natasha walks up to him and gives him a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek. She sighs knowing that the honeymoon with Shane was fine but she is still unsure about his desire to be Chief of Staff at the hospital. She continues to fear that he won't have time for her or their unborn child.

"It was lovely Daddy, it was everything Shane and I hoped it would be," she tells him.

"I'm so pleased to hear that," he replies to her. "And the baby? Things are progressing nicely?"

Natasha puts his hand on her belly. "Everything is fine with the baby. Soon, you'll be a grandfather," she tells her father as he smiles. "Hey, where's Robbie? I tried calling him but it went straight to voicemail."

"It seems he and Victoria have gone on a romantic getaway," Bob informs her. "They wanted some alone time."

"Ah," Natasha says. "That sounds nice. It seems like everything is falling into place with our family."

Bob hugs his daughter and takes a breath, his mind going back to Felicia and his plans for her. "Yes, finally for once everything is aligning itself just right."

Scene Three - The Sugarbowl

Cory opens the door to the coffeehouse and quickly makes his way into the lineup. He just got back from dropping Robin off at the mental facility where she will be staying indefinitely. The last year has been absolute hell for him and Robin as they have struggled with the death of their daughter; Robin, in particular, started to lose touch with reality. As she slowly got worse, Cory realized that he needed to get her help. Today, he knows he did the right thing by dropping Robin off, but it was one of the hardest things he's had to do in his life.

Cory grabs his coffee and moves to the bar to put his cream in his cup. He stands up and looks over and spots Adam sitting at the counter at the window. He walks up to his friend.

"Cory, how are you doing?" Adam says as he turns and spots his friend approaching. "I haven't seen you for some time."

Cory nods back to him. "It has been awhile. Too long, really. Things are … alright," he says slowly.

"Is it Robin?" Adam asks him, knowing that Robin has been going through a rough time. "Sit with me and tell me what's going on."

"Thanks," Cory replies as he sits next to his friend and takes a sip of his coffee. "A lot has been going on lately," Cory admits to Adam. "The good news is that I just got back from taking Robin to a facility."

Adam arches his eyebrow. "A facility? You don't mean…"

"I do, actually," Cory interrupts him. "She's in a mental institution."

"How did that go?"

"Surprisingly well," Cory tells him. "I told her that she would be closer to our daughter there and she was excited to go."

Adam puts his hand on Cory's shoulder. "That's rough man, I'm sorry. It can't be easy seeing the woman you love in that state."

Cory sighs. "It's not, but you know I believe that this is the start of her coming back to me. One day, she'll be home with me. Anyways, what's going on with you and Helen? Things all good?"

Adam smirks. "There's always something going on," he laughs. "Actually, I should get going. Helen is coming back from a trip today and I can't wait to hear all about it."

"Give her my best, hey? And we should grab a drink or dinner soon," Cory tells him, as Adam nods back to him and exits the coffeehouse.

Scene Four - The Pampa Grill

"What is all this?" Reese asks Andy as he walks into the empty restaurant and looks around. There's one table in the middle of the restaurant set with candles on it. There's a bottle of champagne chilling and romantic music playing. "Is this why you made me get dressed up in a suite and bowtie?"

Andy smiles to his boyfriend. "I wanted to have a romantic day with you. Just you," Andy tells him as he grabs Reese's hand and they move to the table. "I've reserved the entire restaurant. We have the place to ourselves. I've ordered your favorite dishes from the menu and have a bottle of the champagne Preston and Olivia always ordered chilled."

Reese gets a tear in his eye as he realizes how wonderful Andy is to him. "You're absolutely amazing, do you know that?"

"Together, we are amazing Reese," Andy tells him as he pulls his man closer to him. "We've been so busy celebrating your remission with our friends and family, I wanted to celebrate the news with you. Just the two of us because you are the most important person in my life."

"And you're the most important person to me," Reese replies to him, still in awe of what his boyfriend has put together.

"I can't tell you how relived and happy I am that you're going to be okay. I want this, today, to be the start of our future together. I don't want to wait another day for anything."

Reese leans in and kisses Andy passionately. "I love you."

"I love you," Andy says back to him. "Come and sit down. Let's enjoy this evening together."

Scene Five - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Lake Tahoe; Suite 620

"Sorry that took so long," Jeff announces as he walks into the hotel suite holding a bottle of champagne. "The line up at the front desk was long. They said they would bring up a new telephone too."

Jeff looks around when he doesn't hear Leah reply to him. He sets the bottle of champagne down. "Leah?" he calls out, thinking she must be in the other room.

He moves through to the bedroom and finds it empty. He walks quickly into the washroom. "Leah? Are you in here?"

He comes out, again, not having found her. "Where did you go?" he says with a grin, thinking she is planning a surprise for him. He moves back into the living space of the hotel suite and looks for a note, or something, from Leah that would give him an indication as to her whereabouts.

He moves over to the telephone and that's when his eyes spy the cut telephone cord. "What on earth?" he asks himself as he bends down to see the cord more closely. As he bends down, his eyes also see a piece of white fabric on the bottom of the chair by the desk. He picks up the fabric and realizes that its part of Leah's wedding dress.

"What the hell is going on here?" he asks him as his eyes open wider in shock. Behind the sofa there is an object and it looks like it has blood on it. He grabs the candle stick and feels his heart start to beat quicker. "Leah? What's happened to you?" he asks as horror creeps over his face, noticing the blood on the end of the candle stick.

Scene Six - The Fresh Ketch; Lake Tahoe

"I've had the most amazing trip dRobbie," Victoria smiles to her fiance as he sits across from her at the restaurant. "I'm almost sad that we have to leave tomorrow."

He looks over at the woman he is in love with; the woman who is wearing the large diamond ring he gave her the previous evening. "It has been everything I hoped it would be and more."

Victoria takes a drink of her merlot and smiles back to him, looking at her ring in the process. "You certainly had everything planned right down to this amazing engagement ring."

He shrugs. "It was time I made an honest woman out of you," he winks at her. "Plus, I wouldn't want another man to come in and scoop you up from me."

Victoria laughs at him. "There's no chance that would happen," she tells him as she grabs his hand. "You're the only man that I want to be with. Now and forever."

"I'll drink to that," he replies to her as he takes a sip of his wine. "Just think about going home and showing everyone your ring. That should make being back in reality worth it."

"I suppose," she tells him. "It's just so magical here. Everything has been perfect. Well … almost everything."

Robbie looks at her and arches his eyebrow. "Are you still upset that Leah and Jeff are here?"

Victoria shakes her head. "I know it's silly," she replies to him. "I shouldn't let it get to me."

"You're right, you shouldn't let it get to you. Leah is my past, you're my future. Plus, I think she got married to Jeff today."

"I look at you and this beautiful ring you gave me and I know what you're telling me is true. I guess there's a part of me that will always think that you and Leah have a connection."

"And I can't lie to you Victoria, Leah and I will always have a connection. We were married for many, many years. That's something that just can't be erased, nor do I want it to be. But in terms of romantic feelings, all of that is for you now. I hope you can believe me. I really do want my future to be with you."

Victoria smiles and grabs his hand. "I love you Robbie, thank you for reassuring me."

Robbie smiles back to her. "Let me know whenever you need that reassurance and I'll be happy to show you in any way that you're the one I want to be with."

"Maybe you can do that once we get back to the hotel room," she winks over at him.

He nods back to her. "That's exactly what I was thinking of doing."

Scene Seven - The Glubbs House; Shane & Natasha's Home

"Shane, are you home?" Natasha calls out as she opens the front door to her home with her new husband. She drops her Chanel bag down on the sofa and takes off her jacket.

"I am indeed," he smiles to his wife as he enters the living room and gives her a quick kiss on the lips. "You're home later than I expected you would be."

"I stopped and saw my father," she tells him. "He says hello. I thought I should see him since I hadn't seen him since we have been home."

"He's doing well, I gather?" he asks her, as she nods back to him.

"How was your day?" she asks him as she sits down and puts her feet up on the ataman. Since she's been pregnant, she finds like her feet get tired by the end of the day. She shakes her hair as she lets her ponytail out as well.

"Can't complain," he tells her. "The hospital has a lot of PR damage control to do since the truth about Will has come out."

"I still can't believe that," she replies to him, thinking about how Will was killing elderly patients for months. "The fact that he got away with it for so long is what's shocking."

"What's why the PR is so key here," Shane informs her. "People are asking how he got away with it for so long."

Natasha looks at him. "And just think, if you were actually the COS, you'd have to answer all of those questions."

Shane stands up and moves over to the bar. He pours himself a drink. "That's just it, I'd love to have the chance to do the explaining and work on policy and procedure changes. I'd love to make the hospital a better place to work."

Natasha sighs and looks down. "What is it Natasha? One mention of me taking the job and you get all quiet. What is really going on?"

She looks up at him and shrugs. "I have to admit Shane, I'm really not keen on this idea. I know you told me that you could do both the job and be a father to our baby, but I really am worried that this job will take up all of your free time. I don't want our baby to grow up with an absentee father."

Shane comes over to the sofa and sits next to her. "I appreciate your concern," he tells her. "But this is my career," he continues to inform her. "I want this position and I think I will apply for it, when it opens up."

"And to hell with my thoughts and feelings?" she asks him, growing upset with him. "That's fine Shane. You go to the hospital. You be the COS. I'll just, I dunno, raise this baby by myself."

"That's not fair," he tells her as she stands up. "You're not even giving me the chance to try to do both."

"Whatever," she snaps. "I'm going to bed. I'm tired."

He watches his wife leave the room before he takes another swig of his whiskey. He shakes his head wondering what it will take for Natasha to come around and be supportive of his new career dreams.

Scene Eight - The Towers, The Penthouse; Cory & Robin's Home

"Hey, there you are," Rebecca says to Cory as he opens the door to his penthouse. She's wearing an apron and has a glass of red wine in her hand. "I made dinner, I hope you're hungry."

Cory smiles as he takes his jacket off and hangs it up. "I am actually," he tells her as he comes into the living room. "You didn't have to cook for me though."

She shrugs. "I thought it was the least I could do, since you're letting me stay here. I also know that you had a long day, having to take Robin to the facility. How did that go?"

Cory moves to the bar and pours himself a glass of red wine and takes a sip of it. "As well as to be expected," he tells her. "Robin seemed to be fine when I left her."

"That couldn't have been easy on you."

"It wasn't," Cory admits to her. "But I know that she's in a good place. She will get better there. I have to believe that."

Rebecca moves closer to her brother in law and hugs him. "You know if you need anything, I'm here for you, right?"

Cory nods back to her. "I mean it, anything at all Cory, just say."

"Thanks Rebecca," he smiles at her as they exit their embrace.

"Now sit down, I'll get dinner," she tells him. She moves into the kitchen and looks behind her quickly to ensure that he isn't following her. She pulls her out her cell phone. "Everything is going to plan," she types before she sends the text message. She looks up and purses her lips together before she starts serving dinner for her and Cory.

Scene Nine - The Black House; Adam & Helen's Home

"Welcome home!" Adam hugs his wife before he gives her a kiss. "You have no idea how much I missed you."

Helen puts her bags down and then takes her jacket off. "I think I do," she smiles as she gives him another kiss.

"How was the flight?"

Helen nods back to him. "It was fine."

Adam looks at her before he laughs. "So? How was it? How as meeting your parents again?"

Helen sighs and looks back at her husband. "They are sweet people," she tells him as she gets a smile on her face. "I mean, they asked me all sorts of questions about the accident and where I had been. I answered to the best of my ability. I think they were just happy to know that I'm okay."

"And for sure they are your parents?" he asks her. "I know Madeline found them, but after everything that went down with Casey, I really want to be sure."

"That's a fair question," Helen tells him. "And yes, they really are my parents. They had baby pictures of me and throughout my life. It was surreal, meeting these people that know me so well but I don't really have a memory of them."

"What were they like?" Adam continues to ask her. "Sorry for all the questions, it's just … I find it amazing."

"It is amazing," she tells him. "It really is," she says as she hugs her husband. "I'm just happy I found them. They aren't perfect, of course, but no one is. Oh Adam, I can't believe this has happened."

"I'm happy for you baby," he replies to her as he kisses her again.

"I guess if I had one complaint, it's that my father seemed to be a little verbally abusive to my mother. But that's nothing, right?"

Adam shrugs not sure what to say. "I dunno. It could be many things. Let's not dwell on that, now, though. Come here," he says pulling her closer. "Let me show you how much I've missed you," he says as kisses her and leading her to the bedroom.

Scene Ten - The Pampa Grill

Andy and Reese hold each other closely as they dance to a song in the restaurant. Reese leans back and looks at his lover in the eyes. "This has been so nice, thank you."

Andy smiles back to him. "I told you that I wanted this to be the start of something new for us. This cancer scare, it has told me that we can't wait for anything in life. We have to go and get what we want."

"And what do you want Andy?" Reese asks him.

Andy leans in and kisses Reese passionately. "You're the only thing I want. The only thing I need."

Reese smiles to him, which turns into shock as Andy bends down on one knee. He pulls out a box from his pants pocket. He opens the box and shows Reese a gold band with three diamonds engraved in it.

"What on earth is this?" a shocked Reese asks Andy.

"I'm asking you to always be the one I want, to always be the one I need. I want to be with you forever Reese," Andy tells him. "Marry me, let's show the world we are together forever."

Reese covers his mouth in shock as he gets tears in his eye.

"Can you say something? My knee is killing me down here!" Andy laughs as Reese pulls him up and kisses him.

Their lips part ways and Andy looks into Reese's eyes. "You still haven't given me an answer."

"I'm speechless," Reese admits to him.

Andy chuckles. "It's okay if you're not ready for this."

Reese shakes his head. "No, I'm ready. Of course I'll marry you Andy. I will!"

Andy picks up him and twirls him a little before putting him back down on the dance floor and Andy kisses him passionately. "I love you so much."

"I love you too Andy," Reese replies as they continue to kiss.

Scene Eleven - Roboto; Bob's Office

Bob pours himself another brandy as he paces around the office. He can't shake the feeling that something is happening with Felicia. While he hasn't heard anything from her, he has this feeling in the pit of his stomach that something is happening. After months of giving Felicia taboo pills, he hopes that his plan will finally be carried out.

"Let this be a lesson to you Dominick," he whispers to himself. "Never mess with me because I will always win."

He is interrupted with his telephone ringing. He quickly walks over to it. "Hello," he says into the receiver. "She is? That's great news … And you're sure that Felicia is in Lake Tahoe now? … Perfect, no, stay there. I want to be updated as things unfold."

He hangs up the phone and takes another drink of his brandy, thrilled with the news that he just got that Felicia is in fact in Lake Tahoe. He also knows that Leah and Jeff went to Lake Tahoe to get married.

"My gut was right, Felicia is about to cause stir the pot at Leah's wedding. This is all too perfect," he grins as he takes another drink of his brandy.

Scene Twelve - An abandoned farm house; Lake Tahoe

Leah slowly opens her eyes and looks around the new environment that she's in. Her head is throbbing in pain. She tries to move her hand to touch her head but she quickly realizes that she can't move her hands. She still tries to open her eyes fully but they keep closing, probably from the concussion.

"Wh-where am …. I?" she finally asks, her speech slow from the bump on her head.

Felicia comes out from another room and looks at her daughter, who she has tied to a chair in the middle of the room. Felicia feels her hands shake. She grabs them together and tries to keep control of herself.

"Leah, darling?" she asks her daughter, finally speaking, as her hands start to shake again. "I'm so sorry this has happened but I have to make you realize what a mistake you're making."

Leah finally opens her eyes and sees Felicia. "What is going on? Mom? Why am I tied to this chair?"

Felicia moves closer to her and kneels down looking at Leah. "Because you won't listen to me. I have to make you listen to me. And we aren't leaving here until you understand how serious I am."

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