Theme song: "Winter Dream" Kelly Clarkson
Previously on One Day at a Time
- Frederick bugged Trenyce's office and recorded a conversation she had
with Chris exposing their plan with Savannah
- Victoria told Robbie the only way to make their relationship right again
would be to give Jeff back Leah's house
- Meggan and Jeff shared another kiss. Paige, meanwhile, told Jeff she
wants to stay living with Robbie and Felicia
- Kim, Tyler and Andy had family time with the baby Blake, which Bob happened
- Natasha and Shane rejoiced when Jacob was released from the hospital
Scene One - St. Joseph's Church
"A Christmas day wedding, such a beautiful idea," Daisy smiles
to Vinny as they walk into the church, as she can't help but think of
her own wedding coming up. Maybe she should plan for a Christmas wedding
next year, she thinks to herself.
"It is a nice way to celebrate the day," Vinny replies to her.
"Don't you think that Chris and Savannah are moving a little too
quickly, though? I mean, it seems like we just found out they were dating
and now, here we are at their wedding."
Daisy looks back at her fiancé and grins a little. "Now, now,
we aren't here to judge them or their relationship."
"Maybe I'm just jealous," Vinny winks back at her as he moves
closer to her and puts his arms around her neck. "That Chris got
his bride to the alter and we haven't made it there yet."
She smiles back to him and gives him a quick kiss. "It's on my highest
of goals for next year Mr. Victors. I want to become Mrs. Victors more
than you know."
"I like the sound of that Daisy," he says back to her. "Oh,
and before I forget, Merry Christmas."
"Merry Christmas, Vinny."
They are interrupted by Andrew, who rushes into the churches foyer. "Mommy's
getting married on Christmas!!!" the little boy excitedly explains
She smiles at him and bends down. "Don't you look handsome Andrew,"
she says, having missed him. "Would you like to sit with Vinny and
I during the ceremony?"
Andrew nods back to her as he takes Daisy's hand. "I'll show you
to the seat I picked!" he explains, as they move into the church.
Trenyce is in the bridal room looking into a mirror as she finishes putting
her lip stick on for the wedding. She's already wearing her light blue
brides maid dress. She just hopes that the day goes off without a hitch.
She knows that Frederick claimed to her, recently, that he was on to her
and Chris' plan regarding Savannah. After hearing that, Trenyce and Chris
started only ever having conversations in private places because she believes
that Frederick would have informed Savannah of the plan had he really
known what was going on.
Trenyce turns around when she sees Savannah emerge from the change room,
wearing a simple white gown. "You look absolutely beautiful,"
Trenyce says as she looks at the bride to be.
Savannah smiles back to her and looks at herself in the mirror. "I
never thought that this day would be here," Savannah says back to
Trenyce. "You know? After everything that happened with Dave all
those years ago, I just never believed I was meant to find love but that
all changed when I met Chris."
"It's like Reese was telling us before he passed away," Trenyce
tells her, recalling their friend. "Life is always full of surprises,
you just have to take each day for what it is and live to the most."
Savannah turns and faces Trenyce. "I wish he was here, you know?
I miss him a lot."
Trenyce stands and grabs her hands. "I know, so do I. But he's here
with us today, I really believe that."
Savannah nods back to her. "Before we go out there, I wanted to thank
you for agreeing to be my maid of honour," Savannah tells her. "It
really means a lot to me."
"Of course," Trenyce says back to her. "And Savannah? Merry
"Merry Christmas, Trenyce," Savannah replies to her.
"So, I think we are ready to go. Everyone is here, except Frederick,"
Trenyce tells her, changing the topic. "Would you like to wait for
Savannah shakes her head. "I think he has family obligations this
morning, being Christmas and all. I know he would want us to continue."
"Okay, then let's go and get you married!"
Scene Two - Dominick's Townhouse
"Merry Christmas, my beauty," Dominick says into the telephone
as he speaks to Robin, who is still at the mental facility. "I hope
to see you very soon."
He hangs up the phone and looks back at Tyler and Felicia, both of whom
are in the living room by the Christmas tree. Tyler looks up at his father.
"How is Robin doing?"
"Surprisingly well," Dominick replies to his son. "Every
time I talk to her, she sounds like she's getting back to her old self."
"That's great news," Tyler says back to him. "I'd love
for my sister to come home. It's time she and Cory put their lives back
"I couldn't agree more," Dominick replies to him. "It's
time this family start to heal and move forward."
Felicia brings the men a cup of eggnog. "I heard from Paige a little
while ago," Felicia informs them. "She's at the Calimo's with
Dominick nods back to her. "That poor girl is really having a rough
time dealing with Leah's death," he says back to her. "We are
adults and it's been difficult on us. I can't imagine how she is feeling."
"She is blaming Jeff but let's not dwell on that," Felicia says
back to him as she takes a sip of her eggnog. "Leah always loved
"Yea, she did," Tyler replies to his mother. "I remember
when we were little, she would always take the biggest glass of it and
leave Robin and I with just a little to share."
"But, when she saw how upset you two were that you didn't have very
much, she would always end up sharing," Dominick reminds his son.
Tyler laughs. "Yea, but she would try to control how much we drank
from her glass."
Felicia feels her eyes get misty with water. "Are you okay Felicia?"
Dominick asks her, noticing her behaviour.
"It just doesn't seem like Christmas without Leah," she says
biting her lip to try to stop herself from crying. "Today should
be about love and celebration and instead we have to share memories from
Leah not creating new ones."
Tyler moves and hugs his mother. "She would want us to have a good
holiday Mom," he tells her. "She's with us in spirit even though
she's not with us physically."
"Tyler is right," Dominick agrees with his son. "Leah will
always be with us."
Felicia closes her eyes for a moment. "Merry Christmas Leah,"
she whispers to herself before she opens her eyes. "Thank you, I
don't think I could get through this day alone."
Scene Three - The Richardson Estate; Frederick, Meggan & Lukas'
"So, I'm not going to see you today at all?" Jeff says into
his telephone as he listens to Paige explain to him that she is going
to the Calimo mansion to spend the day with Robbie and the rest of the
Calimo family. "You know that we usually go to you Grandpa Dominick's
As Jeff continues the conversation with Paige, Meggan appears at the doorway
of Jeff's room and listens to the conversation, hearing Jeff become more
upset with his daughter.
"Yes, that's fine," he says back to his daughter. "If this
is what you want Paige, I'm not going to fight you on this. I know we
haven't been seeing eye to eye on a few things lately," he tells
her, knowing that she has started to blame him for Leah's death. "But
just know that I love you and I hope you have a Merry Christmas."
Meggan watches as the telephone call ends and Jeff hangs up his phone.
She can see the sadness on his face; it must be difficult for him to face
the holiday this year as it is the first Christmas without Leah and to
make matters worse, he and Paige have drifted a part because she blames
him for Leah's death.
"Hey," she finally says to him, causing him to turn and look
at Meggan. "Merry Christmas."
Jeff fakes a smile on his face. He wants nothing more than to crawl back
into bed and wake up with Christmas is over this year. "Merry Christmas,
Meggan," he replies to her.
"I couldn't help but overhear," she says back to him. "You're
not going to see Paige today?" she asks him as she shakes his head
no. "Well, just know, that you can come and have Christmas dinner
with my family. My Dad has to go to a wedding but he will be back for
dinner. We have so much food Jeff and no one should be alone on Christmas
Jeff looks back at her and nods. "I appreciate that," he replies
to her. "Thank you."
"Like I said, no one should be alone. And we have the best eggnog
downstairs. Come try some," she says reaching out her hand to him.
He looks back at her. "I'm going to call Dominick and wish him a
Merry Christmas, then I'll be right now."
Meggan nods to him. "Okay, I'll go get that eggnog ready for you."
She turns to leave the room. "Meggan," he calls out, causing
her to turn around and look at him. "Thank you again for this."
She smiles at him. "See you downstairs."
Scene Four - The Calimo Mansion
"It seems like we have more to celebrate this Christmas than ever
before," Natasha says to Shane, as they sit near the Christmas tree
and baby Jacob is sleeping in a crib near them. Natasha feels so blessed
that her son is out of the hospital and his lungs are developing nicely.
While Jacob still has to be on some medication and has to have regular
checkups, the fact that he is out of the hospital is the best present
she should have had for Christmas this year.
"I couldn't agree more," Shane replies to her. "It is the
most amazing present that Jacob is not only here with us, but he is home."
"It's his first Christmas," Natasha says back to him.
"I have a present for you," Shane tells her as he puts his glass
of eggnog down and he reaches under the tree to find the box for his wife.
"What is this?" she smiles as she starts to open the box. Inside
there is a necklace in the shape of the letter J. It is encrusted with
diamonds and in the center there is a large peridot, which is Jacob's
birthstone. "Oh Shane," Natasha gasps at the sight of the necklace.
"You like it?" Shane asks her.
"I love it," she replies to him as she leans in and gives him
a quick kiss. "Thank you so very much."
"Son, why don't you call Victoria?" Bob suggests to Robbie as
he pours him another glass of eggnog. "You know it is Christmas and
regardless of what is happening in your relationship, it is the gesture
Robbie rolls his eyes at his father. He only came to the mansion today
because he knows that his family always spends the holidays together but
the truth of the matter is, he hasn't forgiven Bob for his role in Leah's
death. He doesn't know if that is something he will ever get over; the
more he thinks about it, Robbie wishes there was something he could do
to get back at his father for giving Felicia replacement medication that
caused her to kidnap Leah.
"I don't know that you're the best person to be giving relationship
advice," Robbie says back to his father. "Considering your wife
is living in the guest house right now."
"Robbie," Bob tries to tell him. "We have to let this anger
Bob watches as Robbie walks away from the conversation and moves over
to see Paige. "Merry Christmas, Paige," he says as he approaches
the young girl he thought of as his daughter for so many years.
"Merry Christmas," Paige replies to him as she takes a sip of
her virgin eggnog. "Thank you for letting me come to Christmas today."
"Of course," Robbie says back to her. "You know you will
always be a part of this family."
Paige nods back to him as she gets tears in her eyes. "It's so weird
not having Mom here today."
"I know," Robbie agrees with her. "But I keep thinking
about all of the great Christmas' we did have with her. She would be so
proud to see the young woman you are today."
Paige hugs Robbie as she lets a tear fall from her eye. "Thank you
for saying that to me. I needed to hear it today."
Natasha starts to walk out of the dining room and back into the living
room when she feels a little light headed. She grabs a hold of a dining
room chair and takes a deep breath.
"I should lay off the eggnog," she whispers to herself.
Once she feels better, she moves back into the living room. "Rosario
is about to serve dinner everyone," she announces to her family.
"Let's have a Merry Christmas!"
Scene Five - The Calimo Mansion; The Guesthouse
"Merry Christmas!" Andy says as he hugs Kim in the guesthouse
on the Calimo mansion grounds.
"Merry Christmas, Andy," Kim replies back to her brother, thrilled
that he showed up. She was worried he would be too upset over Reese's
death to celebrate today.
He moves to put some presents under the Christmas tree before he looks
back at his sister. "Where's Blake? I'm surprised you don't have
him dressed in a Santa suit or something," he winks back to her as
he moves over to the eggnog.
"He's sleeping," she replies to him quickly. "And, that's
virgin eggnog. I thought because I'm nursing, I shouldn't drink."
"Hey, that's cool," Andy says back to her, slightly disappointed
that he isn't going to get a buzz on. He smiles when there is a knock
on the door causing Kim to turn her back to him. He pulls out a flask
from his pocket and pours some of the booze into his eggnog. He quickly
puts it back into pocket. He takes a sip and smiles when he feels the
booze hit his tongue.
"Tyler! Please come in," Kim says to the father of her child.
"I wasn't expecting you until later."
"I know, I couldn't wait to see Blake, though," he grins back
to Kim. "Is it okay, if I go upstairs and see him? I just can't wait
Kim chuckles a little. "It's fine, go on up."
Andy and Tyler nod hello to each other as Tyler goes up stairs. Kim looks
back at her brother. "How are you holding up today, I know it can't
be an easy day for you?"
Andy looks back at his sister and knows that she is talking about this
being his first Christmas without Reese. He hates that he is without his
husband but he is trying not to dwell on it. He takes another sip of his
spiked eggnog and starts to feel a little better.
"I'm fine," he says faking a smile on it. "I miss Reese
but you know, I'm trying to be happy about the things in my life that
I do have. Like you and Blake," Andy says to her, before he takes
"Oh Andy," Kim says as she comes up and hugs him. "I'm
always here for you, I hope you know that."
"I do Kim, thanks. Merry Christmas sis."
Scene Six - The Tower's, Floor Eight; Eva's Condo
"You outdid yourself with the dinner this year Mom," Donovan
says to Eva, as he takes some dishes into the kitchen as he, Eva and Victoria
have finished having their holiday meal together.
Eva smiles as she takes a sip of her red wine. It is days like today that
she feels so very blessed that she and her children have made amends.
She recalls how Victoria and Donovan were not keen on her when they first
learned that she was their mother, but all of that is now in the past.
"I agree with Donovan, that was terrific Mom," Victoria agrees
with her brother.
"Thank you both so much. You know I always want to make our Christmas
merry," she tells them as she hears the telephone ring. "Oh,
that's probably Natasha," she says as she rushes to grab her cell
phone. "Merry Christmas darling," she says as she walks into
the other room.
"Are you planning on calling anyone today?" Donovan asks his
sister as he comes back into the living room picking up his glass of wine.
Victoria arches her eyebrow knowing that he is talking about Robbie. She
shakes her head and moves to grab her wine glass. "No, I don't think
"Come on Victoria," he says as he sits next to her on the sofa.
"You know that you want to at least wish Robbie a Merry Christmas."
"Of course I do," she snaps back at him. "But Donovan,
I don't want Robbie to think that there is any hope of us getting back
together. Not right now, not with the way things are."
Donovan looks back at his sister. "Natasha says hello and wishes
you two happy holidays," Eva says to her children as she comes back
into the living room.
"I'm so happy that Jacob got to go home for the holidays," Donovan
says back to her, as Eva nods.
"I was thinking of heading over there shortly to see them. You two
are more than welcome to join me," Eva replies to them.
"You two go ahead, I'll pass," Victoria replies as she stands
up and moves into the kitchen.
Eva follows her daughter, as Donovan stands and tries to be there for
support too. "I know that you're hurting right now Victoria,"
Eva tells her daughter. "But today is Christmas, if ever there was
a day to put aside differences, it is today."
Victoria turns back to her Mom with tears in her eyes. "He should
be reaching out to me not the other way around. I know seeing Jacob is
important for you today, so go and see him. But I can't go there Mom.
I can't face Robbie."
Eva pulls her into a hug. "Oh my darling," Eva says as she holds
Victoria. "Things will get better, you'll see."
Scene Seven - St. Joseph's Church
Chris stands at the alter and waits for the ceremony begins. As he watches
Trenyce emerge at the back of the church, his eyes quickly go to Andrew
in the pew. He smiles as the sight of the young boy he still feels like
is his son, knowing that he is working towards getting him back. He looks
at Trenyce and nods his head to her, knowing that they are on the verge
of everything that they have been working for.
Trenyce turns and looks at Savannah, who emerges at the back of the church.
The few guests that are present stand as Savannah walks down the aisle.
She smiles at Chris when she arrives at the alter with him and takes a
"You look absolutely beautiful," he whispers to her.
"Thank you," she smiles back to him, trying to calm the butterflies
she has in her stomach.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today, on Christ's birthday,
to celebrate the union of this man and this woman," Father Murphy
announces to the guests. "A wedding is a special day but today, makes
this union even more special. Christmas wedding's are truly magical because
we are celebrating the Lord's arrival."
"Before we continue, is there anyone that knows a reason why this
man and woman should not be married?" Father Murphy asks.
The back door to the church opens and Frederick emerges, rushing in as
he raced to the church, hoping to get here in time. "Stop! I know
a very good reason why this wedding can't happen," he says to everyone,
as the crowd gasps in shock.
Savannah turns and sees Frederick, her eyes open in surprise. She has
no idea what Frederick is thinking, stopping her wedding. "What on
earth are you doing Frederick?" she asks him as she rushes up to
"I'm so sorry you had to find out this way Savannah," Frederick
replies to her, knowing that she will be crushed by the news. "I
was hoping to get here sooner."
"Find out what?" Savannah asks him, desperate to understand
what is happening as Chris and Trenyce look at each other uneasily. Trenyce,
meanwhile, gulps as she looks over at Daisy, who glares back at her with
"What's going on?" Vinny asks Daisy, as he leans over and whispers
in her ear.
"I have no idea," Daisy replies to him quickly. "But I
don't have a good feeling about this."
Frederick pulls out a tape player and pushes play.
"I don't know Chris," Trenyce's voice can be heard on the tape
player. "I know you think we have Savannah where we want her, but
what happens if
"There is no if's Trenyce," Chris then comes on the recording.
"You know the plan, I woo Savannah. I've done that. I marry Savannah.
I'm about to do that. I make her appear to be an unfit mother and we get
Andrew back! It's so easy and we are almost there. You can't get cold
Frederick pushes stop on the tape player as Savannah looks back at him
in horror. "Where did you get that?" she asks him in shock by
what she just heard, her eyes swelling with water.
"This is some kind of mistake!" Chris says rushing down from
the alter and over to Savannah and Frederick.
"It was taped in Trenyce's office the other day," Frederick
informs everyone. "I'm so sorry, but I couldn't let you marry Chris
knowing this information. He's been using you. He and Trenyce are using
you, Savannah, to get Andrew back."
"No!" Chris yells at Frederick. "You don't understand.
You have no idea what you're talking about!"
Chris comes up to Savannah and puts his hand on her shoulder. "Don't
touch me!" she yells as she turns and slaps him across the face.
"You've been using me! To get Andrew? Oh my God
"Savannah, please," Trenyce rushes up to them, trying to save
grace. "Just hear us out. We can
we can explain"
"I thought we had called a truce Trenyce," Savannah says to
her as a tear falls down her cheek. "You're a pathetic woman who
lies to get what she wants."
"Please," Trenyce begs her as a tear comes into her eye. "Just
listen to what we have to say."
Savannah slaps Trenyce hard across the face. "You're both despicable
people and I never want to see you again!"
Savannah looks at Frederick as she wipes her eyes from the tears. Frederick
comes up to her and puts his arms around her. "I'm so sorry you had
to find out this way. How can I help? Let me know what I can do
She looks up at him. "Get my son and get me out of here. I need to
get away from this madness."
Frederick ushers her out of the church before he turns and moves towards
"You won't get away with this," Chris spits to Frederick, moves
"You stay away from Savannah and Andrew," Frederick warns him
before he turns and leaves the church.
Trenyce watches Frederick leave and lets out a deep breath. She turns
around and sees Daisy standing behind her.
"How could you do this Trenyce?" Daisy asks her, glaring at
her niece. "How could you cause so many people so much pain?"
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