Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: July 14, 2015
Episode Theme song: "Burn" Ellie
Previously on One Day at a Time
Scene One - An Abandoned Farm House, Lake Tahoe
Robbie finally gets about 100 yards away from the house and he puts Felicia down. Once her feet are planted, she looks at him and slaps him across the face. "How dare you!" she screams at him, frustrated that her plan is falling apart. Once again, she feels her hands start to shake due to her lack of medication.
"You're forgiven for that one," he yells back at her as he points his finger at her, knowing he has to get back to save Leah from the farm house. "You stay here, I have to go back and get Leah before the gas hits the fire!"
Robbie turns around and starts to run back to the house. He looks up for a moment and he sees the entire farm house explode into flames. He hears Felicia scream behind him as he yells "Leah! No! Oh my God! Leah!"
Robbie ducks as ash and debris start to fall from the air. He gets down and still looks at the house. His heart is racing and as his is mind knowing that there is no way that anyone could have survived the explosion, yet alone someone that was tied to a chair. His eyes can't stop looking at the flames though, hoping that somehow, he will see someone start to walk out of the fire, almost like a phoenix rising. He can't wrap his head around the fact that Leah was still inside the house.
Suddenly, it dawns on him that he can't hear Felicia anymore. She had been screaming in horror when the house went up in flames. He stands up and looks behind him where he left Felicia.
"Oh my God!" he yells as he rushes over to Felicia, who is laying on the ground with a large cut on her head. He realizes that a piece of debris must have hit Felicia in the head and knocked her out. He leans down and feels for a pulse on Felicia's neck. "Thank God," he says, finding a pulse. "You'll be okay, Felicia. But I have to get some help."
He looks back at the flames and feels his eyes swell with water. There's no way Leah is alive, he realizes. The reality slowly hits him as he pulls out his cell phone and dials 9-1-1. "Leah is dead," he says as he waits for someone to pick up his call. "Yes, this is detective Robbie Calimo, there's been an explosion. I need help and I need it now!"
Scene Two - The Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home
"How was your day?" Vinny asks Daisy as he walks into the living room and sees his fiancé looking at her IPad. He hopes that everything can finally be smoothed over between the two of them as they have been arguing a lot recently, largely due to the fact that Chris and Meggan are back in town. He hates that they have become that couple where they can't seemingly get along with their ex's but he also understands how jealousy works.
Daisy looks up from her Ipad and smiles at the sight of Vinny. "It was long, I'm glad you're home."
"Are you?" he asks her arching his eyebrow. "All we seem to do lately is have these arguments."
Daisy stands up and moves towards Vinny, who is at the bar. She puts her arms around him and pulls him into a long, tender kiss. When they part, he gets a grin on his face. "What was that for?" he asks her.
"For being you and for reminding you that I love you very much," she tells him. "I know we have been fighting and I don't like it at all. We have to learn that Meggan and Chris may be back in town and they are going to be in our lives but we can't let that dictate our relationship."
"I couldn't agree more," Vinny replies to her. "I can promise you that I won't be upset if I hear or see you with Chris anymore. I know that he hurt you in the past and you're just friends with him."
Daisy sighs knowing that she also has to promise something similar with Meggan but if she's honest with herself she can't help but think that there is something going on with Meggan that she can't put her finger on.
"And I promise I will try to get along with Meggan, even though I still want her to move out of the house," Daisy says with half a chuckle, trying to compromise.
"That's fair," Vinny nods to her. "I'll tell you what, I'll talk to Frederick and see if they've made any movements on finding their own place."
"I'd like that a lot," Daisy smiles. "Would you like to know what I was doing on the IPad before you got here?"
"Sure?" Vinny asks her back, not sure what she is getting at. She moves over to the sofa and picks up the IPad and opens the screen that she was looking at. He is surprised when it is a wedding décor page. "Wedding stuff?"
Daisy starts point at some things that she likes which takes both of their attention. Neither one sees Meggan walk by the opening of the living room. She spies the couple together and hides behind the wall, listening to what they are saying.
"What do you say?" Daisy asks Vinny. "Can we put all of this behind us and starting planning our wedding?"
"I'd like nothing more," Vinny replies as he leans in and gives her a kiss.
Meggan rolls her eyes and sneaks off back to her wing of the house. As she moves, she wonders what she would have to do to stop the wedding from happening. She's already tried to put Chris between Daisy and Vinny but that failed. "Game on," she whispers to herself, knowing that Vinny will not marry Daisy.
Scene Three - The Pampa Grill
"You shouldn't be here Trenyce," Chris tells her, as he is waiting for Savannah to arrive so they can have drinks and dessert together as another date that he has planned. He realizes exactly why Trenyce is sitting with him, however, as he knows that she isn't fond of his plan to woo Savannah in hopes of someday getting Andrew away from her.
"I know that," she says as she looks over her shoulder to make sure that Savannah isn't at the restaurant yet. "I just had to tell you that I still think that this plan of yours is crazy. I think we should stop it."
Chris sighs and shakes his head. "Don't you realize that it's too late? Savannah is falling for me," Chris reveals to her. "She really likes spending time with me."
"How far are you willing to take this?" she asks him next, knowing that she saw Chris and Savannah kiss at Reese and Andy's engagement party.
Chris leans forward and looks at her. "As far as I have to make sure we get Andrew back."
"I saw you kiss her," Trenyce reveals.
"And? What's your point? People who are dating kiss all the time Trenyce."
"Are you going to take her to the bedroom?" Trenyce asks him, not sure this is the best idea. Chris shrugs his shoulders and looks back at her, knowing that she doesn't like this idea. "Look, Chris. I just got some really bad news about Reese; his cancer is back and it doesn't look good for him."
"My God, I had no idea. I'm so sorry."
"The point is, it has made me realize how short life really is. Is all of this worth it?" Trenyce asks him.
Chris nods back to her. "Absolutely it is," he tells her. "We need to get Andrew back in our lives. Family, Trenyce. That's what it's all about. That's what life is all about."
Trenyce sighs and realizes there's no reasoning with him. She will have to sit back watch Chris' plan unfold and hope that no one gets hurt, especially Savannah, who has the most to lose.
Savannah opens the door to the restaurant as she holds her cell phone in her hand. She pauses for a moment so she can finish writing her text message.
"Hi Frederick," she says aloud as she types into her phone. "Just wanted to see if you were free for lunch in the next couple of days. I know you're worried about your patient and thought I could help. Chat soon, Savannah."
As she puts her telephone back into her purse, she smiles as she is grateful that she met Frederick. He has become a good friend to her, almost like a father figure. She doesn't have much family in her life anymore, so he is a welcomed addition to her life.
She moves into the restaurant and freezes in her tracks when she sees Chris at the table. But he isn't alone; he is sitting with Trenyce and they look to be having a very intense conversation. "What on earth could they be talking about?" she asks herself as she purses her lips together, curious as to what they are talking about and the nature of their relationship.
Scene Four - Lake Tahoe Memorial Hospital
Robbie paces in the waiting room as he waits for some kind of news either about Felicia or about the search team that went to the farm house to search for survivors, meaning Leah. He feels himself shake a little thinking about how big the explosion actually was. He doesn't believe that there is anyway at all that anyone could have survived.
"Robbie?" a voice calls out causing Robbie to turn in the waiting room.
"Victoria," he says as she rushes up to him and hugs him.
"Are you okay?" she asks him, as Dominick, Eva and Jeff walk into the waiting room behind her. "My God, what happened?"
"Where's Leah?" Jeff asks, desperate to find his wife. He had been going crazy at the hotel waiting for some kind of update on Leah and Felicia.
Robbie sighs and puts his head down. "I don't know," he finally says. "Everything happened so fast. God, if only I had taken some back up with me."
"Please tell us what happened," Dominick says back to him, needing answers.
"I got to the farm house and found Felicia and Leah inside. Felicia had tied Leah to a chair," Robbie begins to reveal to everyone. "Leah quickly told me that there was a gas leak, which there was. I could smell the gas fumes. Felicia, however, was cold and was in the process of starting a fire. She had no clue what was going on."
"My God, didn't she realize what could happen?" Jeff yells out in frustration.
"She was clearly not in the right mental state," Robbie continues to tell them. "Leah begged me to get them out of the house. Felicia lit a match and I went to grab Leah. She " he stops as he starts to choke on his words. "She begged me to get Felicia out of the house and to go back for her."
"And you did?" Jeff asks him angrily.
Robbie nods his head. "I got Felicia out and just as I was about to go back for Leah, the house it exploded," Robbie says, again choking on his words.
"Oh God," Dominick replies as he covers his face with his hands. Eva immediately pulls him into a hug.
"You did everything you could," Victoria tries to reassure Robbie, who puts his head down.
"Like hell you did!" Jeff yells at him. "If Leah is dead, this is all your fault!"
"If?" Robbie yells back at him, looking him in the eyes. "There's no way anyone could have survived that explosion Jeff. There's just no way."
"No!" Jeff says as tears form in his eyes. "I refuse to believe that my wife is dead! She's not gone! Wait, you'll see, they'll find her they have to find her!"
Scene Five - The Wilkins Estate; Reese & Madeline's Home
"Can I get you anything?"Andy asks Reese as Reese settles into his bedroom since he was discharged from the hospital from his fainting spell. Of course, he learned that his fainting spell was a result of the fact that his cancer is back and it is back worse than ever before.
"I'm fine," Reese says as he puts his duffle bag down. "I don't need you to carter to my every need."
Andy nods back to him. "I know," he says slowly. "I just want you to know that I'm here for you if you need or want anything."
"I appreciate that," Reese tells his boyfriend. "But I don't want everyone to walk on eggshells around me for the next few weeks. We have to deal with this head on Andy."
Andy feels his eyes swell with water. "I don't know how to deal with this. I can't believe that "
"That I'm dying?" Reese finishes his sentence. "But I am dying and nothing we say or do will change that. I'm facing my mortality and I want these last few weeks to be about living. I don't want sympathy and I don't want a lot of tears. I want everyone to just be themselves."
Andy walks up to him and hugs him, holding Reese tightly. "You are the bravest person I know."
Reese hugs him back. "If I'm going to leave this earth and this life, I want to go out on my terms. Can we do this together?"
Andy leans back from their hug and looks into Reese's eyes. "Of course we can do this together. Together, we can do anything Reese. I have always believed that."
"Me too," Reese tells him with half a grin.
Scene Six - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home
Helen brings a tray of tea into the living room where Adam and Dawn are sitting watching some TV together. She turns back after pouring a couple of glasses to take to her family and smiles realizing how she has missed having her daughter home with her and Adam. She was gone to Europe for so long it seems that Dawn literally grew up while she was gone. She passes them their tea and she turns back to get herself a cup as well. She thinks about Adam for a moment longer and how she wants him to meet her parents, Reg and Barbara, but she is worried about how he will engage with them. Her having extended family is all new for everyone; she just wants everything to go well.
"I've been thinking," Helen finally says as she takes a sip of her tear and she moves to the arm chair across from the sofa. "Why don't the three of us make plans to go to Baltimore to visit my parents? I know that they would love to meet both of you."
"It still seems weird that I have grandparents," Dawn replies to her mother. "I grew up not even thinking about it because of your accident."
"I know sweetie," Helen says back to her. "We always had so much stuff going on that it didn't dawn on me either. Not until I believed that I had a brother."
"Uncle Casey," Dawn says, not realizing that she could be bringing up bad memories. "Sorry," she quickly says wrinkling her nose. "I shouldn't have said that."
"No, it's fine. It was a very confusing time for all of us," Helen tells her. "Adam, you're pretty quiet over there. What are you thinking?"
Adam takes a sip of his tea and looks at his family. "I think it's a great idea," he reveals to them. "You finding your parents is a huge step in your life. I would be honoured to go and meet the people that brought my beautiful wife into this world."
Helen gets a smile on her face as she thinks back to her conversation with Shane where she admitted she was nervous about Adam and her parents. After hearing him speak, she is glad that she put the invite out for him to meet Reg and Barb. "I'm so glad you feel that way," Helen smiles back to him.
"What do you say Dawn? Do you wanna come with us to meet your Grandparents?" Adam asks his daughter.
Dawn looks over at Adam and then Helen. "Of course! Who doesn't love a road trip?" she smiles as Adam and Helen start to laugh with her.
Scene Seven - Lake Tahoe Memorial Hospital
The waiting room is quiet as Dominick and Eva sit in a corner together and Robbie and Victoria sit together in another corner. Jeff is pacing around the room, hoping that soon they will get some news from Leah. He still refuses to believe that his new wife is dead. There's just no way that God would do that to him.
They all look up when they see a doctor enter the waiting room. "Is there any word on Felicia?" Dominick asks the doctor as he stands up to face him.
The doctor walks towards Dominick and nods his head. "I'm afraid it's not the best news in the world," the doctor reveals. "After the explosion, there was a lot of debris in the air. A rather large piece of wood hit Felicia in the head. The injury caused her brain to have some swelling."
"What exactly does that mean?" Eva asks the doctor, as she puts her arm around Dominick.
"It means that Felicia has fallen into a coma," the doctor explains. "We don't expect the coma to last too long, just until the swelling goes down."
"Can she be transferred back to Twin Peaks?" Dominick asks the doctor next, knowing that everyone will be wanting to go home after this disaster.
"We will have to fly her via helicopter but we can have that arranged."
"Thank you, and don't worry about the cost of anything. I will have it all taken care of," Dominick tells the doctor, as he leaves the waiting room.
"How are you holding up?" Eva asks Dominick, who looks at her with worry and sadness. She can tell that he is worried about Leah and the thought of losing his daughter.
"As well as to be expected," he whispers back to her. "Thank you for being here."
"I wouldn't be anywhere else Dominick."
Jeff notices some police officers enter the waiting room. He quickly walks over to them. "What did you find at the farm house? Where is my wife?"
Robbie and Victoria stand up and move behind Jeff as they all wait to hear what the police officers found.
"The explosion was massive," one of the officer's begins to explain. "It flattened the entire farm house and two of the nearby sheds."
"What are you saying officer?" Victoria asks as she bites her lip.
"There are no survivors. I'm very sorry," he continues to say. "But if your wife was in the house, she did not make it out alive."
Jeff turns around, his face red as a mix of anger and sadness. "I don't believe this! Leah can't be dead."
"We found this at the sight," the officer says coming up to Jeff. "Can you identify it?"
Jeff turns around and looks at the plastic bag that the officer is holding. He looks at the ring inside the bag and shuts his eye, letting a tear fall from his eye.
"What is it Jeff?" Dominick asks him.
"It's Leah's wedding ring," he whispers as he opens his eye. "Oh my God, it's true Leah's gone. My wife is dead."
Scene Eight - The Calimo Mansion
Bob finishes sipping on some of his whiskey when he hears the telephone ring. He checks his watch and wonders who would be calling him at this hour. He quickly moves over to the telephone and picks it up.
"Hello," he says into the receiver.
"Dad, it's me," Robbie says on his cell phone.
"Oh, Robbie," Bob continues to speak. "How is your trip going? Lake Tahoe is beautiful this time of the year."
"Dad, there's been an accident."
Bob gets a sly grin on his face as he recalls learning that Felicia had travelled to Lake Tahoe to try to stop Leah and Jeff's wedding. He only hopes that this is what Robbie is talking about; finally Felicia has done something to put his plan into motion.
"What kind of accident son? What happened?" Bob asks Robbie, as Kim comes into the living room. Bob makes eye contact with her.
"It's Leah," Robbie says slowly as he covers his mouth, fighting tears in his eyes. "She's gone Dad."
"Gone?" Bob asks shocked. While he wanted Felicia to do something drastic, he certainly didn't mean for it to go this far.
"She's dead. Leah is dead."
The colour from Bob's face drains as he is unable to say anything back to his son. Kim notices Bob looking pale and wonders what just happened.
"If there's anything I can do," Bob says slowly back to Robbie, as he can barely understand what Robbie has informed of. "And hurry home Robbie. You need to be with your family right now."
Bob hangs up the phone and walks over to his arm chair. He sits down and grabs his whiskey, drinking the entire glass down.
"Bob?" Kim asks her husband. "What is it? What happened?"
Bob looks at his wife with disbelief. "Leah is dead."
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