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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: January 24, 2016
 

Episode Theme song: "Looks Good With Trouble" Solange
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Natasha overheard Dawn tell Paige that she withheld medication to a child at the hospital during a candy striper shift and she realized Dawn caused Jacob's relapse
- Lukas suggested to Trenyce that she has feelings for Chris
- Donovan and Lukas were stunned to see each other in Twin Peaks as they used to be a couple in Europe
- Eva continued to press Dominick to get a divorce from Felicia. He claimed he wanted to ensure Felicia was in a good mental state before he did so
- Jeff told Meggan that making love on New Year's Eve was a mistake after he got a visit from Paige. Robbie, meanwhile, was told by Victoria that they were over until he got his act together

Scene One - The Pampa Grill

Eva picks up her coffee and takes a sip of it hoping to have breakfast with her children this morning but Donovan, Victoria or Natasha have not arrived yet. She can understand why Natasha wouldn't be free to dine with her because of baby Jacob having a relapse, but she wishes that her other children would have come. She would love the distraction from Dominick and her relationship with him because she knows that he isn't keen on the idea of divorcing Felicia so he can marry her. While she has claimed to understand why Dominick doesn't want to divorce Felicia, the truth is the longer he puts it off, the more Eva begins to think that it will never happen. Dominick claiming that Felicia isn't mentally ready for the divorce doesn't sit well with Eva, not after everything that has happened.

"I just have to stay strong," she says to herself. "Felicia will be ready to get a divorce sooner or later. I just don't want to be played for a fool in the meantime."

She looks over and sees Felicia being seated at a nearby table. Eva notices that Felicia is currently alone but she also knows that she must have someone joining her as there is another setting at the table still. Before Eva realizes what she is doing, she is approaching Felicia's table.

"Good morning Felicia," Eva smiles to the woman and sits across from her.

Felicia arches her eyebrow looking back at Eva. "Hi Eva," she says with a grin on her face. "How are you this morning?"

"I'm fine, it's nice to see you out and about."

"I'm not confined to the house like I used to be," Felicia quickly replies to her. "I'm actually going to be having breakfast with my son this morning."

"Oh that's lovely," Eva says back to her. "I'm supposed to be meeting my children here as well. Seems like we have a lot in common."

Felicia nods back to her. "Indeed it does."

"Do you mind if I ask you a question?" Eva asks her as Felicia nods back to her, putting her coffee cup down. "Have you fully recovered from your coma? I know that you said some of your memories were still a little bit hazy."

Felicia gulps at the question that Eva has asked her. She knows that she has slowly been having more and more memory flashes from the events that happened in Lake Tahoe last summer. What's troubling to Felicia is that it appears that she was with Leah right before she died; she can't imagine that she was actually with her daughter at the time of her death. She longs for her full memory to return

"Slowly my memory seems to be coming back," Felicia whispers back to her. "I have these flashes but it is still a bit hazy."

Eva nods back to her. "You know your memory will come back when it's time too," Eva tries to sympathize with her knowing that Felicia will probably be devastated when the truth comes out. "Just take your time and don't rush anything."

"That's what my doctor tells me as well," Felicia agrees with Eva. "It's just frustrating having this piece of your life missing especially because it may help know what exactly happened to Leah."

Eva finds herself reaching across the table and squeezing Felicia's hand. "Felicia if you ever need to talk about anything, please call me. I'll be happy to listen and if I can, offer any advice."

Felicia smiles back to her. "Thank you Eva, I really appreciate that. I sometimes feel like I don't have many friends."

"Well, you know have one more," Eva says back to her.

***

Tyler rushes into the restaurant and embraces the warmth since it's still very cold outside. He looks around and sees his mother sitting at a table with Eva. He smiles at the sight as he knows that his mother doesn't have many friends, so to see her socializing is a good thing. He is about to start walking over to the table but he stops when he sees Kim sitting at a table by the window by herself. He looks at the mother of his child for a moment and realizes that he should take this chance to talk to her. Tyler recalls how close they have been growing lately as they spent time together over the Christmas holiday with Blake.

"Good morning Kim," he says as he reaches the table. "Do you mind if I sit down for a moment?"

Kim looks at him for a second and wonders if inviting him to join her is a good idea. While she is trying to get back together with Bob, being seen with the man that she had an affair with may not be a good idea. Before she can reply, however, Tyler is sitting across from her.

"Where is Blake? He's not with you?" Tyler asks her about their son.

Kim shakes her head no. "He was still sleeping and I wanted to get out of the house and clear my head for a while. The nanny is with him."

"That makes sense. How are things? I wish you didn't live on the Calimo mansion grounds. You'd be closer to me if you moved into the city," he tells her. "I miss not seeing my son each and every day."

Kim moves a piece of her hair behind her ear. "I'm not moving back into the city Tyler. You know that I'm trying to make my marriage to Bob work."

"And, how is that going?"

"Slowly but I have faith that he will come around," she quickly says back to him, not really wanting to talk to him of her marriage to Bob.

"I have a better idea," he tells her with a twinkle in his eye. "Why don't you and I move in together with Blake? We could be a real family, the three of us."

Kim feels herself blush as she knows that Tyler is a good man at heart. But if she's honest, she is still in love with her husband, despite Tyler knowing how to please her in the bedroom. "Tyler, you know that won't happen."

"It can happen, all you have to do is say yes," he continues to pursue her.

"I know that's what you want but, that's not what I want," she tells him. "I'm in love with Bob, I'm sorry Tyler but we don't have a future together. I wish you'd stop with this, I hate hurting you over and over again."

Dejected, Tyler stands up quickly from the table. "I won't give up on you Kim," he says to her. "I know that we are meant to be together. Just you wait and see."

Before she can say anything back to him, Tyler leaves the table and moves over to the table where Felicia is sitting. Kim gets a sly grin on her face, not able to deny the fact that she enjoys the attention she receives from the attractive young man.

***

Donovan enters the restaurant and quickly searches for Eva's table. He is running a touch late for meeting his mother for breakfast today but he is sure that she is still waiting for him. He starts to move towards the table when he happens to look at the bar near the back of the restaurant. He stops when he sees Lukas sitting at the chair waiting for something. He finds himself moving towards his ex-lover, unable to resist saying hello to him.

"Lukas, what are you doing back here?" Donovan asks him as he reaches the bar. He looks at Lukas and feels all of his old feelings coming back to him.

Lukas turns around in the spinning chair and grins at the sight of Donovan. While he is dating Craig, ever since he realized that Donovan was in Twin Peaks, he hasn't been able to stop thinking about his ex.

"I'm getting some take out and then heading over to the hospital. Craig was on the night shift, so I thought I would surprise him," Lukas says back to Donovan, who gulps in the awkwardness of Lukas talking about his new boyfriend.

"Well, isn't that nice," Donovan manages to say back to him. "I'm sure Craig will appreciate that."

"I'm hoping so," Lukas replies to him. "How are you doing? We never did get to finish our conversation from a few weeks ago."

"I didn't know that there was anything else to say," Donovan admits to him, even though he could chat for hours with Lukas.

"There's always more to say if you have a conversation," Lukas says back to him. "I don't usually get emotional, but it is nice to see you. I hadn't realized how much I had missed you until I saw you again the night of the hospital gala."

Donovan feels himself blush from the words Lukas is saying to him. "I had missed you too Lukas, very much actually."

"So, then tell me, how are you really doing?"

"I'm good. I mean, I hate the winters here but otherwise, I'm good. Did you happen to tell your Dad that you're gay? I mean, you know that was a big reason why we didn't work out before," Donovan tells him.

Lukas feels himself gulp at the question. "No, he doesn't know. You know, I still don't think he would be understanding. I don't know if I will ever be ready to tell him the truth."

Donovan nods back to him knowing that he was tired of living a lie when he was with Lukas before. Now that Lukas is in town, and knowing that Frederick is in town as well, Donovan realizes that even if he wanted it too, their relationship wouldn't work again.

"Well, I hope you find some kind of happiness," Donovan says to him with a little smile. "Look, I'd love to catch up with you some more, but my Mom is waiting for me. Have a good morning."

"You too Donovan," Lukas says back to him, knowing that Donovan didn't like his answer about Frederick knowing the truth.

Scene Two - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Why haven't we heard anything from the doctor's yet?" a distraught Barbara asks Helen and Adam, who are sitting in some waiting chairs looking exhausted. The previous evening, the family got word that Reg had another stroke so they have been waiting most of the night to hear some kind of status update on him. Barbara, in particular, has been having a very hard time coping with the news that her husband has suffered another stroke. She doesn't know how much more she can take of this. She keeps holding her cross necklace and continues to pray for Reg's improved health.

"We should be soon," Adam replies to her. "They must have to make sure that Reg is stable first."

"It's been too long," Barbara quickly says back to him. "I think something is very wrong. I'm going to go pray."

"Mom, do you want me to come with you?" Helen asks her, as she stands up and looks at Barbara.

"No," Barbara replies to her. "Stay here in case the doctor comes back with news about your father."

Barbara turns to leave the waiting room when Craig walks in holding Reg's file in his hand. "Oh doctor," Barbara says to him, hoping he has good news. "What's going on? How is my husband?"

Craig looks at the woman and feels sympathy for her as he knows he doesn't have the greatest news to tell her. "He's awake right now," Craig tells them all. "That's the good news."

"What is the bad news?" Helen asks him quickly.

Craig sighs a little. "The stroke was worse than his first one," Craig reveals to them. "He's very weak."

"But he will be okay, won't he?" Barbara asks him quickly. "I mean, you said he's awake. That's a good sign, right?"

"It is but he's weak. If he doesn't fall back into a coma, he should make a full recovery. Unfortunately every time he has another stroke, he loses more oxygen to his brain," Craig continues to explain to him.

"My God," Barbara gasps in shock as Helen comes up to her and puts her arms around her mother.

"There's one more thing," Craig announces to them. "He's asking to see someone."

Barbara exits the embrace with Helen and nods. "Yes, of course, I'll go into see him."

"No," Craig stops her. "He wants to see Adam."

Helen and Barbara look back in shock to Adam, who can't believe that Reg wants to see him. He nods back quickly to them.

"I guess I can go see him if he's asking for me…" Adam slowly says, still shocked that Reg is asking to see him.

***

Lukas steps off the elevator holding the take out from the Pampa Grill. He slowly starts to walk towards Craig's office, his mind racing about his meeting with Donovan just a short while ago. He can't lie to himself; he had missed his ex a lot. Having Donovan back in town is sort of a reminder of his past. While he knows Donovan was probably upset to hear that Frederick doesn't know the truth about him being gay, Lukas knows that he still has to look out for himself before anyone else and he knows that he isn't ready to tell Frederick the truth yet.

"Lukas, what are you doing here?" Trenyce asks her friend as she approaches him.

Lukas turns and sees his friend. "I'm here to see Craig," he reveals to her, as her eyes open wider in surprise.

"Is he the guy you're seeing?" Trenyce asks him, happy that her friend has found someone.

"Yea, but let's not say anything okay?" Lukas replies to her quickly as she nods.

"Of course," she says back to him, respecting his privacy.

"What brings you to the hospital?"

"I was just doing some work for Robertson Enterprises," she reveals to him. "Just a follow up from the hospital gala."

He nods back to her. "Have you given any thought to what we talked about before?"

Trenyce arches her eyebrow as she recalls the last time she and Lukas talked and he suggested that she had feelings for Chris. While she hasn't really had time to stop and examine her feelings, she does remember that she and Chris shared a kiss on New Year's Eve.

"I haven't had time, if I'm honest," Trenyce reveals to him.

Lukas chuckles a little. "It doesn't take much time to realize if you have feelings for someone or not," he says to her with a wink.

"I know," she reveals to him. "I just feel dumb for going along with Chris and his plan to get Andrew back. So many people were hurt."

"People get hurt every day," he says back to her. "The bottom line is that he didn't marry Savannah, so you still have a chance … the question is, are you ready to take that chance?"

Trenyce looks at him and wonders if he's right; did all of this happen because she and Chris were meant to have a chance together? She looks back at him and nods. "Thanks for always making me think about things," she tells him.

"Always," he says back to her with a wink.

***

Natasha looks around Shane's office and thinks about everything that has happened in the last 24 hours. Jacob's medical check-up where Natasha thought she saw Dawn give him his medication; to a few hours later, being back at the hospital because Jacob wasn't breathing properly; to then being at the coffee house and hearing Dawn admit that she didn't give a baby their medication. Natasha doesn't know what to do with the information but she knows that she has to do something. She can't let Dawn get away with this because Jacob could have died because of her actions. She just wonders why Dawn would want to hurt her son; an innocent baby.

Suddenly, Natasha feels dizzy, which has been happening more and more often lately. She finds herself grabbing a hold of Shane's desk to keep herself up. She holds herself with the desk for a moment and takes a deep breath.

"I must be under too much stress," she says to herself, as she regains her composure. "I need to figure out a way to handle Dawn and then calm down. Everything that has been happening lately has worn me out."

She looks behind her when she hears the door to the office open and sees Shane walk into his office.

"Hey," he says to her as he comes up to her and gives her a hug and kiss on her cheek. "I didn't think I'd see you here today. You left the house so early this morning."

"I know," she says back to him. "I couldn't sleep last night and went for a walk this morning. I decided to come here after so I could see you."

"I noticed that you tossed and turned a lot last night," he replies to her. "Is everything okay?"

Natasha shakes her head quickly back to him. "No, nothing is okay. I can't believe that we could have lost our son last night, Shane. I'm telling you, I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that it never happens again."

Shane hugs her tightly. "I know Natasha, we will both do everything we can."

Natasha exits the hug and looks at her husband, knowing that she has to go and see Dawn to get to the bottom of everything that happened. "I'll see you later, okay? I have a couple of things I want to do."

Shane nods back to her, wondering what his wife is up too. "Yea, of course. I love you."

"I love you too."

Scene Three - The Sugarbowl

Victoria opens the door to the coffee house and moves inside. She was supposed to meet her mother for breakfast, but considering she has to be at the hospital shortly, she decided against going and instead coming to the coffee house for a muffin and coffee. She grabs her coffee and moves to the coffee bar to put some cream and sugar into her java.

She turns around and is about to leave when she spots Jeff sitting at the window bar alone. She knows that he must be going through hell right now because Robbie kicked him out of the house that he shared with Leah. Victoria has been so strongly opinionated about this to Robbie that she has even broken her engagement to him because she doesn't feel like she knows who he is anymore; she hates the person he has become.

"Jeff," she says as she approaches him. "I hope I'm not interrupting anything."

Jeff shakes his head. "Not at all, I was just sitting here thinking about things."

Victoria sits next to him and can see that he has a sadness on his face. "How are you? I know these last few months haven't been easy on you."

"You're right, they haven't been," he admits back to her. "And things are worse than ever. Paige seems to blame me for Leah's death. I honestly don't know how to get through to her. I don't know why I'm even telling you this…"

"Hey, for what it's worth, I'm so sorry about everything," she tells him. "I don't agree with what Robbie has been putting you through. He's completely out of hand."

"You don't agree with Robbie?" he asks her shocked by her admission. "I'm surprised considering you are engaged to him."

"Not at all," she admits to him. "I've even called off the engagement because he has turned into someone that I don't even recognize."

"I had no idea, I'm sorry it's come to that," he tells her, feeling bad for her.

"It's fine," she says with half a smile. "Just know that I have told him to give you what is rightfully yours. Whether or not he listens to me, is another question."

Jeff finds himself smiling back at her. "Thanks Victoria, I really do appreciate that."

Scene Four - The Pampa Grill

"I'm glad you wanted to have breakfast with me today," Robbie smiles to Paige as they enter the busy restaurant together.

"Me too," Paige replies to him, wanting to see him instead of being with Jeff. After she last visited Jeff, she realizes that she can't be around him right now. She hates that he is living with Meggan and that he is responsible for Leah's death. She continues to believe, much like Felicia and Robbie, that if Jeff hadn't pressed Leah to go and get married that her mother would still be alive today. "I want you to know that I'm really grateful that we can be so close after everything that happened."

"I will always love you like you're my own daughter," Robbie says back to her as he squeezes her hand. As they walk to the table, Robbie notices Meggan sitting at a table by herself. "Why don't you go up to the table, I want to say hi to someone quickly."

Paige nods back to him with a slight smile. "Sure."

Robbie moves to the table where Meggan is sitting and looks down at her. She puts her coffee down and looks back at Robbie. "Can I help you with something?" she finally asks him.

"I want to know what in the hell you're doing with Jeff Claus?" he says to her as he grits his teeth together. The thought of Jeff hooking up with Meggan, the woman who killed Leah's son, makes his blood boil. He can't believe Jeff would be so stupid and disrespectful.

"Jeff is staying in my family's house because you kicked him out of his house," Meggan snaps back at him. "We have grown closer because of that. Not that this is any of your business."

"This is my business," Robbie says back to her. "Anything that impacts Paige, impacts me. And you and Jeff's relationship is definitely affecting my daughter."

"She's not your daughter," Meggan corrects him quickly. "And, Paige is old enough to grasp what happens between two adults."

"Are you sleeping with Jeff?" Robbie asks her, unaware that Paige has come up behind him.

"I can't believe you just asked me," Meggan says shocked back to him.

"It's true," Robbie says shaking his head in horror. "You and Jeff are sleeping together!"

"Yes!" Meggan snaps back at him in frustration. "We made love. It happened once, okay? Now, get away from me. I don't want to have this conversation with you anymore!"

A teary eyed Paige moves around Robbie and looks at Meggan and then Robbie in shock. "Paige, I thought you were at the table," Robbie stutters out, not expecting Paige to hear their conversation.

"How much did you hear?" a horrified Meggan asks her.

Paige shakes her head as a tear strolls down her cheek. Without saying anything, she rushes off and out of the restaurant, devastated that her father is sleeping with Meggan.

Meggan looks back over at Robbie. "I hope you're happy now…"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Dominick comforts Paige
- Cory and Rebecca agree to something
- Lukas confesses something to Craig

 
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