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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: December 20, 2015
 

Episode Theme song: "Winter Dream" Kelly Clarkson
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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 to witness
- 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 to Daisy.

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 Christmas."

"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 him?"

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 together."

"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 Robbie."

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 eggnog."

"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' Home

"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 for dinner."

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 day."

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. "It's beautiful."

"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 that counts."

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 go."

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 another drink.

"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."

"Merry Christmas."

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 I am."

"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 deep breath.

"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 him.

"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 intent.

"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 feet now."

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 Andrew.

"You won't get away with this," Chris spits to Frederick, moves past Chris.

"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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