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