Episode 323
The Past Could Be Undone
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: January 10, 2016

Episode Theme song: "Fallen" Sarah McLachlan

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Natasha continued to feel dizzy. Later, she took Jacob for his medical check-up where Dawn purposely withheld the infants medication as a way of getting revenge on Natasha for sleeping with Adam
- Dawn met Paige's new friend Max
- Jeff and Meggan made love on New Year's Eve
- Robbie told Victoria he would not give Leah's house back to Jeff
- Eva continued to feel like the only way she and Dominick would have a future is if he agreed to divorce Felicia
- Andy continued to drink
- Cory and Rebecca had sex

Scene One - The Glubbs House; Shane, Natasha & Jacob's Home

"So everything was fine at the check-up?" Shane asks Natasha, as she sits on the sofa holding a glass of red wine. He knows that his wife took Jacob to the doctor earlier in the day to see how everything was developing with his lungs. As Jacob was premature and his lungs weren't fully developed, he is more responsive to infections, which could be devastating to his recovery. Shane wishes that he could have gone with Natasha but he had too much to do at the hospital now that he is chief of staff.

Natasha takes a sip of the wine and looks up at her husband, who is folding some laundry while they catch up on the day's events. "Absolutely perfect," she smiles to him, with a sense of pride that Jacob is doing so well. "Actually, Dawn was the candy striper who helped with Jacob. She's really doing well in the position. She was great with Jacob."

"That's good to hear," Shane replies to her. "I remember how distant she was on New Year's Eve when we were at Adam and Helen's house."

Natasha looks forward and remembers how Dawn barely spoke two words to her on New Year's Eve. Come to think of it, she remembers how odd Dawn was when she first entered the hospital room earlier in the day. She doesn't know why Dawn would have something against her but the more she thinks about, the more she realizes that Dawn probably doesn't like her. She looks up at Shane and realizes that she probably shouldn't tell him about this; he was the one who got Dawn the job as a candy striper at the hospital and the last thing Natasha wants is for him to remove Dawn from the hospital over a hunch or a misunderstanding. Dawn really does seem to be enjoying the role of candy striper, Natasha thinks.

"Earth to Natasha," Shane chuckles as he throws a towel on to her lap to get her attention. Natasha looks up at her husband. "Where did you just go? You looked a million miles away."

Natasha smiles at him. "I guess I was just thinking how blessed we are," she replies to him. "We found our way back to each other after a rough time in our relationship and our beautiful baby boy is getting better each and every day."

Shane moves to the sofa and sits next to her and looks deeply into her eyes. "We are blessed," he says as he leans in and gives her a kiss. "Is the baby monitor on?"

"That's romantic, asking about the baby after a kiss," she laughs and she leans back and grabs the monitor. "Yes, it's on. Why?"

"Normally we hear a few noises from Jacob in his sleep," Shane says back to her, trying not to sound too worried about his son. "I'm going to go upstairs and quickly check on him.

"Okay, I'm sure he's fine," Natasha replies as she watches her husband disappear from the room. She takes a deep breath as she starts to think of the night of the hospital gala where she and Adam made love. She shakes her head quickly, trying to get the images out of her mind. She knows that she has to try to forget the affair, but she is finding it hard not to think about it often.

Within a few minutes, she hears Shane racing down the stairs. He comes back into the living room, holding Jacob in his arms.

"What's wrong?" Natasha asks him as she stands up as she can see her husband is pale as a ghost.

"He's turning blue," Shane looks back at her with worry in his eyes. "We have to get to the hospital now."

Scene Two - The Sugarbowl

Dawn grabs her latte and moves over to the window seat of the coffeehouse. She looks outside at the wintery setting in front of her and sighs as she takes a sip of her latte. Her mind is racing on the fact that she withheld baby Jacob's medication today while Natasha was at the hospital with her son for a checkup.

She would never purposely want to hurt the baby but when the opportunity arose to stick it to Natasha, Dawn felt like she didn't have much of a choice. She has grown to hate Natasha since she saw her having sex with Adam the night of the hospital gala. She will do anything she can to make Natasha pay for hurting her family.

"No one will ever know," Dawn whispers to herself, thinking about Jacob again. "There's no way that anything can ever be traced back to me."

She shakes her head hoping to get her mind off what she did at the hospital earlier in the day. She turns around and sees a young man that looks familiar but she isn't sure why. Suddenly, it comes to her.

"It's Paige's friend Max," she says to herself. "The guy who is just her friend," she recalls, thinking that Max and Paige are probably dating but they don't want to admit it to anyone.

She finds herself standing up and moving towards Max's table. "Hey, you're Max, right?"

Max looks up at Dawn and arches his eyebrow. "Who is asking?"

"I'm Dawn Black, I'm a good friend of Paige's," Dawn says as she sits down across from him. "I sort of met you here once before."

Max nods back to her, trying to place her. "Right, I think I remember now."

"What's up? Are you having a good time?"

Max looks back at her. "It's been a long day."

"Tell me about it."

Max continues to look at her. "Wanna get out of here and get your mind off your troubles?"

"Uh," Dawn begins to say back to him. "Yea, sure. Let's go."

Scene Three - The Richardson Estate; Frederick, Meggan & Lukas' Home

"So, this is where you're staying?" Paige asks Jeff as she moves into his bedroom of the large estate. She has never been by to see her father since he moved in with the Richardson's. She still has a hard time believing that Jeff is living in the same house as Meggan, the woman that killed Noah all those years ago.

Jeff nods back to his daughter, hoping that this visit is the start of them mending their relationship. He realizes that since Leah has died he and Paige have drifted apart and now she is even blaming him for the death of her mother. He has to get through to her and make her realize that he had nothing to do with Leah's death.

"It's not much but it does the trick," he says back to her. "Meggan and her entire family have been very generous with letting me stay here."

"How long do you think you'll be here?" Paige asks him as she puts her purse down on a dresser.

"As short as possible," he says to her. "Realistically though, I don't see the housing market change until the spring."

"I can't believe you will live here for that long," she replies to him. "I couldn't stand it."

"How were your holidays? I was really disappointed that I didn't get to see you on Christmas Day," he tells her as he recalls how she called him and said that she was spending the day at the Calimo mansion.

"I know, I just thought it would be easier to go to see Grandpa Bob because Robbie was going there. Plus, I didn't want to be here on Christmas."

"I know Paige but we could have had some alone time and then gone to Dominick's," Jeff tells her. "Holidays are a time to be with your family and I'm your father."

"Robbie and the Calimo's are my family too," Paige says back to him. "You have to understand that Jeff," she says, knowing that not calling him "Dad" would hurt him. "I just wanted some … I don't know. It was weird not having Mom around. I guess I needed to deal with that on my own."

"It was my first Christmas without her too," Jeff replies to her softly. "It would have been nice to lean on you."

"I can't do this," Paige quickly says as she grabs her purse and heads to the door.

"Do what?" Jeff asks her, causing her to stop and turn around to face her father.

"Pretend that I sympathize with you!" she yells back at him. "You're living in the house with the woman that killed Noah! You're part of the reason that Mom is gone! How am I supposed to even look at you right now?"

"Paige, come on," Jeff pleads with her.

She shakes her head. "No, I'm sorry Jeff but I just need time away from you right now. Please understand that."

With that, Paige leaves the room and Jeff runs his hands through his hair wondering how he will ever get his daughter back.

Scene Four - The Calimo House; Robbie, Felicia & Paige's Home

"I don't know why I agreed to come over," Victoria admits to Robbie as she enters the house and moves into the living room. "I think we've said everything there is to say."

Robbie closes the door and moves into the living room behind her. He can't help but look at the woman that was once his fiancé and wonder how things go to this point. Just as they were seemingly getting back on track, Victoria asked him to give the house back to Jeff. Robbie, to his credit, actually thought about it for a moment until he saw Jeff and Meggan kiss on New Year's Eve. Knowing that Jeff was about to get involved with the woman who caused Leah so much pain was too much for Robbie and he knew that he wouldn't be able to give the house back to Jeff; in Robbie's mind, Jeff doesn't deserve it at all.

"I think it's a sign that you still care," Robbie finally says back to Victoria.

She turns and looks at him. Their eyes lock and Victoria forces herself to look away; she still gets weak in the knees when she looks into Robbie's big eyes. "Of course I still care Robbie," she sighs. "But until something really changes, I don't want to keep having the same conversation over and over again."

"I wanted you to understand why I can't give Jeff this house back," he says to her as he moves closer to her. "Can you just hear me out?"

Victoria moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "Fine. What is it that you want me to understand?"

"New Year's Eve I was getting us take out," Robbie begins to explain to her. "I wanted to have a romantic night with you and try to get us back to normal. And that's when it happened."

Victoria arches her eyebrow. "What happened, Robbie?"

"I saw Jeff at the Pampa Grill. He was eating with Meggan Richardson," Robbie continues to explain to her. "I saw them kiss."

"What does that have to do with anything?"

"Don't you understand? He's already moving on from Leah, the woman he supposedly loved with everything he had. And not only is he moving on, but with Meggan Richardson? You know what happened between her, Leah and Noah all those years ago."

Victoria sighs and looks back at Robbie with a sense of sympathy for him. She can't believe how he can justify everything he is doing against Jeff. "You will stop at nothing to make him pay, won't you?"

"You still don't get it, do you?"

"I get it very well actually," she says back to him. "You hate Jeff and you want him to pay, for something he didn't even do. I don't even know who you are anymore."

"Victoria," he says to her as she starts to move to the door.

"No Robbie," she puts her hand up. "I don't want to see you again until you can see the damage you're doing. Until then, please don't call me."

Scene Five - Dominick's Townhouse

"I'm sorry I haven't seen you sooner," Dominick welcomes Eva into his house. "The holiday's always just seemed to go by and then you realize that you haven't seen the woman you love at all."

Eva gives him a slight grin as she moves into the living room. "I suppose it doesn't help that we have different family ties all over the place," she winks at him. "You had a good holiday though?"

"It was a little odd not having Leah here," he admits to her. "But for the most part, it was lovely."

"I'm sorry, I should have known that it would have been tough without Leah and even with Robin being away," she says back to him as she moves into give him a hug. "I wish I could have seen you."

"You're here now," he replies to her as they exit their embrace. "I've missed you."

"You know there is a way for all of this to be easier for both of us," she says with a sly grin on her face.

He laughs a little. "Oh yea? And that would be what?"

"Let's get married already Dominick," she says to him as she pulls on his arm a little. "I am ready to spend the rest of my life with you."

He turns around away from her and shuts his eyes. He knows that if he wants to marry Eva he would have to officially divorce Felicia. He realizes that he and Felicia haven't had a real marriage in a number of years but that doesn't mean that he's ready to end the marriage. He has Felicia to consider and his children to think about it.

"You're not saying anything," she finally speaks again. "Is this because of Felicia? I thought you were telling me that you were ready for the marriage to end."

"It's complicated," he replies to her.

Eva slowly nods her head. "Complicated? Yea, I suppose it is. You love me, or claim to, but you won't divorce another woman. Am I just being played a fool?"

"No," he says as he turns around to face her. "You know I adore you. It's just … I don't think Felicia is ready for the divorce. I don't want anything to get in the way of her recovery. Surely, you understand that?"

Eva rolls her eyes a little. "I suppose I do," she replies to him. "But just know Dominick, that I won't wait forever. You need to figure this out because I won't keep waiting."

"I don't expect you too. I just need a little more time," he says as he pulls her into another hug. "And then we can spend our life together."

Scene Six - The Tower's, The Penthouse; Cory & Robin's Home

Cory steps out of the kitchen having cleaned up from a light dinner that he made for himself as Rebecca wasn't at home. His mind has been racing on the fact that he and Rebecca had sex on New Year's Eve. He hasn't really seen her since that night because they have been keeping their distance from each other. He knows that what happened was a huge mistake; he slept with his wife's sister. But at the same time, he can't stop thinking about how fantastic the sex was. It had been far too long for him; he needed her and she gave him everything he needed and more.

He looks over at the door when it slowly opens and Rebecca walks into the penthouse. "Well, hello," he says to her, as he puts his hands his pockets. "I haven't seen you in a few days. How are you?"

Rebecca gets a sly grin on her face. She, like Cory, hasn't been able to stop thinking about their night of passion. She knows what the next phase of her plan is but she has to make sure it happens all on its own.

"Yea, I'm sorry," she finally says back to him. "I've just been feeling …"

"Guilty?" he finishes her sentence as she nods her head back to him. "Yea, I know. I hope that what happened can just stay between us. If Robin ever found out, she'd be devastated."

"I would never do anything to hurt my sister like that," Rebecca replies to him. "We just got caught up in the moment."

"Yea," Cory nods back to her, agreeing with her. "It happened and she never has to know."

Rebecca moves closer to him and licks her lips a little. "Yea, exactly. She can never know."

"Good, I'm glad we understand that," Cory replies to her as she stands in front of him.

"Me too, it's good to be on the same page," she says looking deep into his eyes.

Cory grabs her and pulls her into for a passionate kiss. They part and look at each other. "What are we doing?" he asks her.

"She will never know," Rebecca grins back to him as she kisses him. "But right now, I need you."

"God, I need you too," he says as his lips caress her neck and she moans a little as they rip each other's clothes off.

Scene Seven - The Tower's, Floor One; Andy's Apartment

Donovan walks up to the door of Andy's apartment and braces himself before he knocks on the door. He knows that Andy has been drinking heavily since Reese died last summer, including when they were together on New Year's Eve. Donovan has realized that he has to talk to Andy about it and hopes that Andy will listen to him when he tells him that he has to stop drinking. He wants his friend to get control of his life.

"I'm doing this for your own good Andy," Donovan whispers to himself as he knocks on the door.

It's a few moments before he can hear the deadbolt sliding open and the door finally opens. Andy, who has blood shot eyes, gets a big smile on his face when he sees Donovan.

"Donny, heeeeeey," Andy slurs to Donovan. "Come on in, buddy."

Donovan moves into the apartment, which is messy for Andy's standards. Empty pizza boxes bottles of whiskey cover the ground. He looks back at Andy and feels his heart break inside his chest.

"Do you want a drink?" Andy asks him, as he stumbles back into the living room.

"No Andy," Donovan replies to him. "And I don't think you should have anymore. I'm here because I'm worried about you."

"Worried about me?" Andy asks him, barely standing up. "I'm fine. I'm fine. Don't worry about me," he smiles back to Donovan.

"Andy, please listen to me. You have to stop drinking. This isn't healthy for you. This isn't doing you any good."

"Hey now," Andy replies to him, pointing his finger to Donovan. "I need to drink. It makes me not think about Reese. I can't always think of my husband, okay Donny? So, please, don't tell me to stop drinking."

Donovan moves over and picks up the half drank bottle of whiskey. He moves into the kitchen. "What are you doing?" Andy asks him as he rushes into kitchen. "Stop that! Don't you do that!" Andy yells at Donovan, as he pours the whiskey down the sink.

"This is for your own good," Donovan says back to him, determined to get through to him.

"You're not my friend! You're nothing to me!" an angry Andy yells back at Donovan. "Get out of my house! And don't come back!"


"No! I said, get out of my house!" Andy slurs to Donovan, living that he lost some whiskey.

Dejected Donovan quickly looks back at Andy before he leaves the house. He can hear the deadbolt locking the door behind him. He sighs wishing he knew how to get through to Andy because what he just tried clearly didn't work. He just hopes something happens before it's too late.

Scene Eight - The Richardson Estate; Frederick, Meggan & Lukas' Home

"I thought you could use a night cap," Meggan announces to Jeff as she enters his bedroom, holding a glass of brandy. She licks her lips a little, eyeing the attractive man that become her lover on New Year's Eve.

Jeff, who is sitting in a chair, looks up at Meggan and stands up to face her. He takes the drink and slams it back in one gulp, trying to calm himself down after Paige's visit.

"Whoa, rough evening?" she asks him as she takes the glass from him.

"You could say that," he replies to her. "Paige was here."

Meggan slowly nods her head understanding that the father and daughter clearly are still at odds with each other. "I'm guessing it didn't go well."

"Bingo," he says back to her. "She hates that I'm living here and she still blames me for Leah's death."

"She has to realize that you had nothing to do with Leah dying," Meggan tries to console him.

"That's just the problem, she doesn't understand that," Jeff sighs back to her.

Meggan moves closer to him and puts her hands on his chest before looking into his eyes. "I have an idea that might help you relax," she says with a little twinkle in her eyes, recalling how amazing New Year's Eve was when they made love and wanting him again. He made her feel like a new woman.

He moves away from her and runs his hands through his hair again. "Look Meggan, about New Year's Eve," he begins to tell her. "It was a mistake. We can never do that again."

Meggan feels her eyes swell with water. "Of course not," she quickly replies, trying not to let him see how disappointed she really is. "Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking. I'll just get these glasses and leave you alone. Have a good night, Jeff."

Jeff waits until he hears the door close before he turns and looks at the closed way. He shakes his head as he sighs. "What the hell have I done with my life?"

Scene Nine - Max's House

Max unlocks the door to a small, sparsely furnished apartment and lets Dawn inside. She looks around and realizes that he has a very different life than she is used too. The space is cute but she can tell that Max and his Mom don't have a lot of money for finer furnishings.

"Are you sure your Mom isn't home?" she asks him as he locks the door again, not wanting to get busted for anything, not that she even knows what they are going to be doing together.

"I'm positive," he replies to her.

"Cool," she replies to him. "What did you want to do to relax?"

Max moves into the kitchen and opens the highest cabinet. He pulls out a metal tin and he opens the tin and pulls out a joint. He looks at her for a moment, hoping to read her for a moment to see if she's interested in smoking weed or not.

"Wanna get high?" he asks her with a grin on his face.

Dawn gulps, never having done drugs before. But after the day that she has had and finds herself nodding back to him. "I'd love too."

Scene Ten - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Somebody needs to help my son!" Natasha yells as she rushes into the hospital carrying Jacob in her arms with Shane following behind her. "He's turning blue, he's barely breathing! Please someone do something to help him!"

A nurse quickly comes up and removes Jacob for Natasha's arms. She takes the child into an emergency room and soon a number of other doctors and nurses move in and help her.

Natasha turns to Shane and looks at him as tears fall down her face. "He will be okay, won't he Shane? Please tell me my son won't die in that room!"

Shane doesn't respond, he pulls Natasha into a hug and holds her. "Jacob is in the best possible care. We just have to hope that we got him here in time."

"Oh Shane," she cries into his arms. "We can't lose our baby. We just can't lose him!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Will Jacob survive?
- Natasha overhears something startling
- Adam and Helen get bad news

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