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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: August 09, 2015
 

Episode Theme song: "Cold" Nicole Scherzinger
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Meggan locked Daisy and Chris in the wine cellar at Reese and Madeline's. Vinny found them and was upset that Daisy was trapped with her ex. They assumed that Meggan locked the ex's in the cellar
- Meggan comforted Paige over Leah's death
- On his deathbed, Reese told Trenyce not to waste time with foolishness
- Adam, Helen and Dawn went to Baltimore to visit Helen's parents
- Dominick confronted Bob over his role in Leah's death; Kim overheard and realized the truth. Bob threw them out
- Donovan learned he would be working with Craig on the hospital gala

Scene One - The Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home

The summer sun beats down in Twin Peaks creating a very hot, sticky afternoon. In the backyard of the Victors mansion, there is a pool party in full swing. Vinny arranged for the party to celebrate Daisy's birthday party. There are people in the pool, others eating some of the BBQed food that the cook is preparing and others are lounging in the sun.

"Are you sure this was a good idea?" Daisy asks Vinny, as she comes up to him wearing a sun dress and a large hat.

"It's your birthday Daisy," Vinny tells her as he looks her in the eyes. "I know that you were concerned about throwing a party so soon after Reese …"

"He just passed away," Daisy replies to him, putting her head down. She still can't believe that Reese is gone. Having a party so soon after he has passed away seems disrespectful to him. She doesn't want to disrespect the young man that meant so much to everyone.

"Yes, he did," Vinny says back to her. "But you know what? He would want us to have a good time, he would want us to celebrate your birthday. He wouldn't want us mourning forever. I really believe that Reese is looking down on us and celebrating with us today. He wanted us to live, not isolate ourselves"

Daisy nods back him. "I suppose you're right."

"I know I am," he winks back at her. "Now, let's go get you a drink and start to celebrate your special day."

***

Vinny moves over the bar quickly to grab Daisy a drink. He opens the icebox and pulls out a cooler. He turns around to find his fiancé when Meggan steps out of the French doors from the house into the backyard. Vinny sees her and is forced to do a double take of his ex-wife as she is wearing a bright red bikini. He knows he shouldn't check her out, but he is still alive.

Meggan notices that Vinny is watching her so she comes up to him. "I hope there's some water in the icebox," she purses her lips together, feeling his eyes on her.

He nods slowly to her, still unable to not check her out. "Of course," he finally tells her. "I wouldn't just have alcohol at this party."

"Good," she replies. "Excuse me, I think I will get a bottle of it."

She smiles as she brushes past him as he takes a deep breath. He shakes his head knowing that he has to find Daisy and maybe jump into the pool to cool down.

***

"How are you holding up?" Chris asks Trenyce, as they sit on loungers near the pool. He knows that she was at the Wilkins estate when Reese passed away. He has no idea how she is doing now that she is at a party for her Aunt's birthday, so soon after losing one of her good friends.

Trenyce takes a sip of her wine cooler and looks over at him. All she can think about is Reese's final words to her; telling her not to waste time on foolishness which of course, is what she thinks she and Chris are going with this plan of theirs to try to get Andrew away from Savannah. She still believes that hurting Savannah like this will only come back to bite them in the butt. Plus, maybe it is time that they move on.

She shrugs to Chris. "It's hard," she admits to him. "I know that he would want us to keep living our lives but it's hard knowing that he was so young and had so much life to still live. I can't imagine what Andy is going through right now."

"You're doing the right thing by coming here today," Chris reassures her. "And Andy just needs time and space to grieve, but you know he will come out of this."

Trenyce nods back to him. "I hope you're right," she says back to him. "I really do. I tried to see if Andy needed anything but he wanted to be alone."

"If I can help with anything, let me know," Chris tells her.

"Actually, maybe there is something you can do," Trenyce replies to him as he arches his eyebrow. "I think we should stop this plan with Savannah."

"Trenyce…" he begins to say to her.

"No, hear me out Chris," she says back to him. "The last thing Reese told me was not to waste time on foolishness and to be honest, this all seems so foolish."

"Do you want Andrew back?" he asks her as she looks at him with water in her eyes. "I know you love him. This is our chance, Trenyce. This is our chance to put our family back together."

Daisy approaches them, having heard a little of their conversation. "Is everything okay over here?"

Trenyce looks up at her Aunt and then back at Chris before she nods her head. "Of course it is Daisy. Of course it is."

Daisy arches her eyebrow wondering what exactly Trenyce and Chris are up too as she suspects that something more is going on. She heard them say "plan"; whatever plan it is, she needs to know. She doesn't want her niece getting into anything fishy.

Scene Two - The Mills House, Baltimore; Reg & Barbara's Home

"We are just thrilled that you were able to travel all this way to visit us," Barbara smiles as she brings in a tray of tea and cookies into the living room where Adam, Helen, Dawn and Reg are sitting. She is playing the role of hostess to her very bst.

Reg lights a cigarette as he looks over at Dawn and Helen. "You know how I take my tea Barb," he says without looking at his wife, who was moving to sit down but she quickly gets back up and makes him a tea. "Dawn, your mother was telling us that you were in Europe for a few years."

Dawn coughs a little from the smoke before she nods back to him. "I was studying there, yes. I came home not too long ago."

"And what were you studying, dear?" Barbara asks her as she passes Reg his tea.

Adam moves up to grab some tea which sets Reg off. "Barbara will get you the tea!" he tells Adam, who looks over at him before looking up at Barbara, who smiles at him.

"Sorry to cut you off Dawn," Reg says, still in a stern voice to Dawn.

Dawn looks over at Helen, who gulps a little. "I was in high school," she tells him. "So, what every kid studies in high school."

"And what are your college plans?" Barbara asks her, as she passes Adam and Helen a cup of tea. "I have a herbal tea for you Dawn. You shouldn't be drinking caffeine."

"Thank you," Dawn replies to her. "And I'm not sure what I'm going to do about college yet. I just got home so I'm trying to get caught up in everything first."

"That's wise," Barbara tells her. "You have plenty of time to decide what it is you'd like to do with your life. There's a boy at church who is in a similar boat."

"And Adam, you're a teacher?" Reg asks him, hoping to get more information out of his son in law.

"Yes, sir," Adam nods back to him. "I teach high school in Twin Peaks."

"That sounds like a very rewarding profession," Barbara smiles over to him.

"I really enjoy it, yes," Adam tells her. "And before I forget, this is a lovely home you have."

"Oh, thank you. That's very kind of you to say," Barbara replies to him.

"It looks like it's time for the women to go to the kitchen and start preparing dinner," Reg announces to everyone. "Adam and I will have a cigarette and turn on the game."

The women get up and leave the room, even though Dawn looks like absolutely terrified of the thought of making a full meal. Reg looks over at Adam and passes him a cigarette.

"Oh, no thank you," Adam replies to him. "I don't smoke."

"You will watch the game though, won't you? Yes, of course you will."

Adam sighs as he turns his attention to the TV and starts to watch the game. "Jesus Chris! Pass the ball," Reg yells at the TV, as Adam wonders what he has gotten himself into with Helen's parents. Reg, in particular, seems like an interesting fellow.

Scene Three - Roboto; Bob's Office

Kim opens the door to her husband's office with her head spinning. She's had a brutal last couple of days with learning that Bob had a role in Leah's death to being with Andy when Reese succumbed to his cancer and died. She doesn't know what she's doing at Bob's office either; a part of her doesn't want anything to do with him right now because of what he did to Felicia but another part of her needs him to help her with Reese's passing.

"I wasn't expecting to see you today," Bob says to her as she moves to the sofa and sits down on it.

"I'm assuming that's because the last time you saw me you were kicking me out of the mansion," she tells him, hoping that this doesn't start a fight. She doesn't know if she can handle a fight today.

Bob recalls how he threw her and Dominick out of the mansion after they realized that he was the one that replaced Felicia's medication, which resulted in Leah's death. He, under normal circumstances, wouldn't have thrown Kim out too but the fact that he knows she had an affair and is carrying another man's baby certainly helped his cause.

"I'm not going to apologize for that Kimberly," he replies to her. "I wasn't about to stand in my house and hear you and Dominick Robertson berate me for trying to do something that I thought was right."

"I can't fight with you about this. Not today."

"What's happened?" he asks her as he moves closer to the sofa.

"Reese Wilkins is dead," she reveals as she looks up at her husband.

"My God," he whispers back to her. "How is Andy holding up?"

Kim shrugs her shoulders. "As well as to be expected."

"I'm sorry Kimberly. I knew he wasn't going to make it but this seems very sudden."

Kim looks at her husband and is reminded of how and why she fell in love with him; he can be so very compassionate and caring when he wants to be. "Thank you," she whispers to him. "It just seems like there's so much death and sadness around us right now with Leah and now Reese. I don't know how much more I can take."

Bob nods back to her and quickly thinks about the fact that he is trying to find out the man that she is sleeping with. He almost wants to stop the investigation just to give Kim a little space; while he wants to know the truth, he doesn't want to hurt her child.

"The most important thing to remember is that life goes on Kimberly," he tries to reassure her. "I am proof of that. I lost my wife and look at me now, I'm still here. I'm still breathing and living my life."

"Well isn't this cozy?" Dominick announces as he opens the door to the office. "A husband and wife have already made up from the big blow out a few days earlier?"

"What the hell are you doing here Dominick?" Bob asks, standing up and gritting his teeth.

"We aren't finished," Dominick replies to him. "You still have some explaining to do. And I'm not leaving until you do explain yourself."

Scene Four - The Victors House; Vinny & Daisy's Home

As the pool party for Daisy continues, Craig finds himself getting another gin and tonic in a plastic red cup. He takes a drink of it and then turns around to face the sun. He's only wearing some board shorts and flip flops, so the sun beats down on his muscular chest. He smiles when he sees Donovan, who is also shirtless, coming closer to him.

"I was hoping I'd run into you today," Donovan says as he can't help but check out the toned doctor in front of him.

Craig also gets a good eyeful of Donovan before he replies. "Oh yea? What's up?"

"Well, I spoke to Eva," he says to him. "She told me that we will be working together on putting together the hospital gala."

"Oh yes," Craig nods back to him. "I hope you have a lot of good ideas because that sort of thing is not my strong suit."

Donovan chuckles a little. "I do have a lot of good ideas actually. Curious though, why would you be put in charge of the gala if it's not your strong suit?"

"My boyfriend told me that it would be good for me. You know, work on your weaknesses so they can become your strengths."

Donovan nods back to him. "That makes sense. So, do I get to meet this mystery man that has caught your eye?"

Craig smiles back to Donovan and licks his lips a little. "He's not here today, he had to work."

"Ah, too bad. No one will be able to rub your back with sun tan lotion," Donovan chuckles to him.

Craig winks back to him. "You wouldn't let me burn, would you?"

Donovan feels himself blush, hoping that his casual flirting with a taken man isn't going too far. "Nah, of course not."

"Good, that's what I like to hear."

***

"I'm sorry about your loss," Daisy tells Jeff as they exit their hug. "I'm glad you are able to make it today, all things considering."

Jeff smiles at her through his sun glasses. "You know, the other day, I was going through some of Leah's things and I realized that while I'm still hurting, I can't not move on. I have to keep living especially now that Paige is home. I have to do what's best for my daughter and being depressed won't help anyone."

"Leah would be very proud of you for saying that," Daisy says back to him. "Now, go and enjoy yourself. Help yourself to anything."

"Thank you," Jeff replies to her as he looks around the yard to see what he should do first. Then it happens: he spots Meggan. Of course, seeing her in a bikini at first makes his heart skip a beat. In all of his interactions with Meggan, he never viewed her as a sexual being before. As he looks at her, he can't help but think about the other day when Paige came home and told him that Meggan had spoken to Paige at the coffeehouse. While Jeff would never tell Paige who to hang out with, the last thing he wants is for Meggan to befriend his daughter; especially since Meggan is the one that took Noah away from him.

He walks up to her as she lays on a lounger. "Jeff, this is a surprise. I wasn't expecting to see you here today."

"Daisy invited me," Jeff says to her coldly. "We have to talk."

She leans up in the lounger and looks at him. "What's going on? It sounds serious."

"It is serious," he replies to her. "Paige told me you spoke to her at the Sugarbowl."

"I did," she quickly tells him. "I was trying to tell her that she isn't alone in this time of her life."

"Stay away from my daughter," he informs her. "I don't need to lose anyone else I love."

"But…" she begins to protest.

"No but's," he cuts her off again. "Stay away from Paige or you will answer to me."

***

"Can I get everyone's attention, please," Vinny announces as he stands on the deck that looks out into the yard. "It's time for birthday cake!"

Daisy moves up to him shaking her head no. "The last thing I need is cake!" she laughs, noting that she's not even in a bathing suit.

"It's too late," he smiles back to her. "On the count of three everyone, we will sing!" he instructs the guests of the party. "One, two, three…"

The entire crowd starts to sing "Happy Birthday" as a large cake comes out on a tray. Daisy smiles and hugs Vinny as the song finishes. "Now, make a wish," he tells her before she blows out the candles.

"What did you wish for?" he asks her.

She shakes her head as though she's not going to tell him. "If I say, it won't come true. Now come on, help me cut the cake!"

Scene Five - The Mills House; Reg & Barbara's Home

Adam waves his hand in front of his face to get rid of some of the smoke that is filling the room as Reg is having another cigarette.

"Jesus Christ!" Reg yells as the offensive team scores another point in the football game on the screen.

"Reg!" Barbara says to him. "Please watch your language."

"Mind your business woman!" Reg barks back at her, frustrated that his team is losing the football game.

"Hey, Reg, man," Adam says to him. "Let's cut out the cursing, okay? It is clear that your wife doesn't like it."

Reg glares at Adam for having the nerve to tell him how to behave in his own house. He has never been told not to curse while watching his sports. Now, this man comes into his house and starts telling how him to behave?

"You better learn your place son," Reg replies to Adam. "If I want to say something while I'm watching the game, I damn well will. This is my house. Don't you forget that."

Before Adam can reply, Helen and Dawn come into the living room. "Where the hell did you find this loser anyways?" Reg asks Helen, who looks over at Adam, wondering what he said to make her father so upset.

"I'm going for a walk," Adam announces to everyone, standing up from the sofa.

"I'll come with you," Dawn tells her father, wanting some fresh air.

"Oh great Reg," Barbara says to him. "You've driven our guests out."

"Maybe now, he'll learn his place," Reg barks back at her. "Now sit down and keep it down, the game isn't over."

Scene Six - Roboto; Bob's Office

"I've told you everything that you need to know," Bob tells Dominick, who is still standing in Bob's office wanting answers about Leah's death.

"Would you guys please stop this fighting?" Kim says as she stands up and faces the men. She has grown tired of this rivalry and doesn't know how or when it will end, but how many more people will have to be hurt before they will stop this madness? "Haven't enough people been hurt by this feud you to have?"

"Oh, this feud is just beginning," Dominick replies in a whisper. "This son of a bitch killed my daughter. If you think that will go unpunished, you're dead wrong."

"I'm a busy man Dominick," Bob says back to him. "I'm planning to do another launch very soon and I have to finish some of my numbers, so you best be on your way out."

Dominick laughs at him as the door to the office opens again. Johnny comes into the office. "Am I interrupting?" he asks, as Kim looks at the man whom she had an affair with. He can't stop looking at Kim, he didn't expect to see her today.

"Not at all Johnny," Bob replies to him. "We have that meeting that we have to get to about the launch next week."

"Johnny, I don't that know is a good time," Kim says to him, knowing that Dominick and Bob are still rather heated.

"Actually," Dominick announces to everyone. "This is the perfect time for him to be here."

"What are you talking about?" Kim asks him.

"This isn't Johnny Castle," Dominick reveals to a shocked Bob and Kim, as Johnny moves next to Dominick. "This is my son."

"What?" Kim asks, floored by what Dominick has just revealed.

Johnny looks over at Bob and gets a sly grin on his face. "Tyler Richardson, in the flesh," Johnny smirks to everyone, as he notes Bob fuming. His eyes quickly look over at Kim, who is horrified at the reveal.

"Well done son," Dominick says as he puts his hand on Tyler's back. "Well done."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Dominick and Bob try to outdo each other
- Kim collapses!
- Madeline makes a life altering decision

 
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