Theme song: "Faded" Mariah Carey
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- Cory and Rebecca continued to have sex despite claiming they knew it
- Eva visited Felicia to see if she was having any more memories of the
day Leah died
- Helen and Adam learned Reg had another stroke. When Reg woke up, he
asked to see Adam, stunning the entire family
- Craig told Lukas he wants to know about his past with Donovan
- Meggan admitted to Robbie and that she and Jeff had become lovers. Paige
overheard and was devastated
Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital
"So, Dad is in with Grandpa right now?" a distraught looking
Dawn asks Helen and Barbara as they wait outside Reg's hospital room.
Dawn just finished one of her candy striper shifts and was upset to learn
that her Grandfather has had another stroke. She can see how exhausted
Barbara and Helen are as well but, what's more curious to her is that
Reg is asking to see Adam; she knows, just like the two women, that Reg
and Adam never saw eye to eye. She wonders why Reg would want to see Adam
as opposed to Barbara. "Why would Grandpa want to see Dad of all
Barbara looks over at her daughter, clutching her cross necklace in her
hand as her eyes are damp from tears. She has a sinking feeling that Reg
wanted to make peace with Adam before he asses away. She can't bear to
say those words out loud because the thought of losing her husband scares
her to the very core. "He probably wants to set things right,"
she whispers to Dawn. "Everyone wants to make sure things are perfect
in these types of circumstances."
"But, he's going to be okay, isn't he?" Dawn asks biting her
lower lip. She just got her Grandfather back, the last thing she wants
is to lose him now, especially with everything else going on in her life.
"We are praying for that," Barbara tells her. "I'd like
it if you prayed for him as well."
Dawn nods back to her. "Of course, I will."
"Dawn, baby," Helen says to her daughter coming up to her. "Why
don't you go home and get some rest. You've had a long shift here already.
I will call you if there's any change with your Grandfather." In
her mind, Helen doesn't want her daughter around in case Reg passes away.
She wants to spare her daughter from seeing anything that she shouldn't
see at her age.
"I don't think I should go," Dawn replies quickly to her, her
lower lip quivering.
"Your Mother is right," Barbara tells Dawn. "Go get some
rest. Everything will be fine, just remember to pray for your Grandfather.
There's nothing you can do here, anyways."
Dawn looks at back at both women and knows that she's in a losing battle
with them. Plus, she knows that she is tired from her long shift at the
hospital. "Please call me as soon as there's any change," Dawn
says back to Helen as she pulls her mother into a hug. "I'm here
if you need anything."
"I know baby girl, thank you," Helen says trying to fight any
tears that she has in her eyes.
They exit their embrace and Helen watches Dawn leave the hospital. As
soon as Dawn steps on to the elevator, she looks back at Barbara. "I
hope I just did the right thing," she says to her Mother.
"You did Helen," Barbara nods her head, still clutching her
cross. "This is not the place for a girl her age. We all just need
to focus and pray right now."
Helen grabs her mother's free hand. "I know Mom. That's what I'm
doing. Let's pray together?"
"I'd like that very much," Barbara manages a smile.
Inside Reg's hospital room, Adam looks at the man laying in the hospital
bed. Reg looks tired and weak from his second stroke. He has a large ventilator
next to him which is helping him breathe. Adam wonders how it all got
to this point; it seems like just a few short months ago Helen discovered
her parents were alive and now, Reg is on his death bed and he and Reg
never found away to get along. He knows that is something Helen would
love to have happen; Adam is determined to make sure that it happens before
Reg passes away.
"I heard that you called for me," Adam tells Reg as he slowly
approaches the bed, hoping Reg is able to communicate with him.
Reg's eyes move around the room a little until Adam comes close enough
to the bed that Reg can spot him. He nods his head and looks at Adam.
Reg slowly says, taking deep breaths in between each word. "We
Adam looks down at his father in law and sees a man that is laying everything
on the table. He can tell that Reg probably doesn't that much time left.
"I tend to agree. I want Helen to be at peace with everything."
woman," Reg tells
him, still speaking extremely slowly. "I'm
"She feels the same way about you," Adam continues to tell him.
"This dislike we have for each other, it doesn't seem like it matters
now Reg. What matters is that my wife, your daughter, loves you very much.
And, she wants us to be at peace with each other."
Reg glares back at him with intent. "That's
Reg slowly replies to Adam. "I
Adam is floored by what Reg just told him. He shakes his head and is about
to turn around and leave when Reg says something else to him.
you," Reg says in as much of a raised voice as he possibly can have.
Adam turns around and is about to reply to Reg when he sees Reg start
choking a little bit. He moves closer to him as Reg's face turns bright
red. "Reg? Reg, are you okay?" Adam asks flustered. Suddenly,
Reg's heart monitor starts beeping quickly. "Reg? I need help in
here!" Adam turns his head to the door and yells loudly. Helen and
Barbara rush in and see Reg in bed with Adam hovering over him.
"We need help!" Helen cries as a Shane rushes into the room
and starts to tend to Reg.
"I need you all to leave the room now!" Shane yells at them
before she looks over at the nurse. "He's flat lining!"
Scene Two - The Sugarbowl
"You haven't really told me much about this ex of yours," Victoria
smiles to her brother as they sit across from each other in the back booth,
each with a hot chocolate. Victoria knows that her brother is still hung
up on this ex he had in Europe but she wishes that he would reveal more
information to her so she can be more useful to him in terms of advice
giving. Plus, she really wants to see her brother happy in a relationship.
Donovan takes a drink of his hot chocolate and smiles back to his sister.
"Maybe because there's not much to tell," he winks back at her,
knowing that it's not really the case. He still can't believe that Lukas
is actually in town and dating Craig.
"Oh come on Donovan," Victoria laughs a little back to him.
"I've told you almost every detail about Robbie and I. Why can't
you do the same with me?"
"I'm guessing there's still no good news on that front?" Donovan
slyly changes the subject with his sister. He knows that she has called
off her engagement to Robbie because of how he is behaving since Leah's
Victoria shakes her head and quickly moves a piece of her hair behind
her ear. "No, there's nothing new to report. Robbie is still acting
like a jackass and I can't be a part of that. I mean, I still love him
but he's become someone that I barely recognize. I don't know that things
will ever be the same with us until he changes his attitude."
"I get that," Donovan says back to her, wishing that things
would be different for her.
"Now, you were about to tell me about this ex of yours," Victoria
winks back to him.
Donovan sighs. "You won't actually believe this," Donovan finally
opens up to her. "He's here in Twin Peaks."
"What?" Victoria asks in surprise. "That's amazing! How
did this happen?"
Donovan shrugs. "He has family here. But it gets better, he's dating
"Craig Benton," Donovan reveals to his sister, who looks back
in shock. "Yea, the guy that was pursuing me for months is now dating
the love of my life. Ironic, huh?"
"Oh Donovan," Victoria replies to her. "I'm sorry. That
can't be easy for you to deal with at all. Are you okay?"
"I'm fine," he lies to her. "I was over Lukas along time
ago and I was never really invested in Craig. I mean, it's weird and all,
but I'm fine."
"I can tell that you're lying," Victoria replies to him quickly.
"But I won't pry. Just know that I'm always here if you want to talk
or vent to me about this, okay?"
"I will sis, thanks," Donovan tries to smile back to her, knowing
that the situation is awkward at best.
"Is this seat taken or are you worried that someone may see us together?"
Meggan asks Jeff as she approaches him as he sits at the window bar seat.
She can't help but think about the other evening at the house when she
brought Jeff a night cap and he told her that them making love on New
Year's Eve was a mistake. Meggan had really believed that she and Jeff
could be on the path to something special but because of how Paige is
lashing out at Jeff, he is putting a stop to their relationship.
Jeff looks over at Meggan and suddenly feels bad for how he has treated
her. "You can join me," he says to her. "I probably owe
you an apology for how I behaved the other night."
Meggan sits next to him and takes a sip of her decaf coffee. "You
don't owe me any explanations."
"I don't want you to think that I used you on New Year's Eve,"
he replies to her quickly. "What happened was wonderful. I did have
a great time."
"Why do I get the feeling there's a but coming here
says back to him with half a grin on her face.
"But," he smiles back to her. "After listening to what
Paige was telling me, I just don't think that she's in the right frame
of mind to have to deal with me having a new relationship right now."
Meggan puts her head down and realizes that she's already let the cat
out of the bag with her and Jeff as she admitted to Robbie that they had
become lovers and Paige over heard.
"What's on your mind? I can tell that you're thinking about something,"
Jeff says back to her. "Meggan, what's going on?"
Meggan looks back to him and knows that he won't be happy with what she
has to tell him. "I had breakfast at the Pampa Grill today."
Jeff shrugs his shoulders. "Is that supposed to mean something to
"Robbie was there with Paige," Meggan reveals to him. "He
came over and spoke to me."
"I can't imagine what Robbie would want to say to you," Jeff
replies to her, growing fed up with Robbie's interference.
"He wanted to know what our relationship was," Meggan slowly
informs him, still apprehensive about his reaction.
"What did you tell him, exactly?" Jeff asks growing more concerned.
"I'm so sorry," she says biting her lower lip. "I might
have confirmed that we made love."
Paige overheard everything," Meggan continues to
tell him, horrified by what went down.
Jeff's eyes open wider in shock. He stands up and grabs his things. "Where
are you going?"
He stops when he's at the door and looks back at her. "I have to
find Paige. I have to make her understand."
Scene Three - The Pampa Grill
"I must admit, I was very surprised to get a call from you asking
me to meet you for dinner," Dominick smiles over to Paige as they
sit in one of the back tables that Paige requested to have.
Paige looks back at her Grandfather and feels somewhat comforted by his
presence. She has been feeling so utterly lost the since Leah's death
and things continue to seem to spiral out of control. Hearing that Jeff
is now sleeping with Meggan, the woman that killed her brother Noah, is
more than she can handle; it was bad enough when he was just living with
"I really needed to see you," Paige admits to him as she looks
at him. "I guess I'm just looking for some kind of stability."
Dominick arches his eyebrow. "Aren't you finding it stable at home?"
"How can I?" she asks him. "Robbie threw Jeff out of the
house, Grandma still seems scattered sometimes and
"And what Paige?"
Paige bites her lower lip. "It's just not the same without Mom there,"
she admits to him as she fights some tears in her eyes. "I just feel
like everything has been turned upside down since she died and I don't
know how to get back to normal."
Dominick reaches the table and grabs his daughter's hand. "Things
will never go back to the normal that you believe to be normal,"
he tells her. "What normal was is gone. It left when your Mother
left us. Believe me when I tell you this Paige, I too miss her every day.
I still wake up sometimes thinking it was all a dream. But this is the
reality and we have to make the most of it now."
"I wish Robbie and Jeff saw things like that," she tells him.
"They keep making these decisions and
"And that's not for you to worry about," he says back to her.
"You have to focus on you Paige. You're a bright, beautiful young
Paige lets a tear fall from her eye as she looks back at her Grandfather.
"What's wrong? Tell me what's on your mind," he encourages her
to open up to him.
Paige sighs and wipes her wet cheek. "I
I'm so incredibly lost
right now. And I have no idea how to find my way back to myself."
"It's not often you want to go out for dinner," Rebecca smiles
over to Cory as they sit across from each other in the busy restaurant
as a slow jazz song plays in the background.
Cory looks over at his sister in law, who recently became his lover. While
he can't deny that the sex with Rebecca is amazing; its happened multiple
times now, he also realizes that the affair is completely wrong and he
has to put an end to it at once. He knows that once Robin returns from
the mental hospital, he wants his marriage to work and it can't work,
it won't work, if he's sleeping with Robin's sister. In fact, Robin can
never know of their affair.
"I wanted to have dinner and I thought this would be a good opportunity
to talk," Cory reveals to her as he picks up his red wine and takes
a sip of it.
"You want to talk, huh?" Rebecca quickly asks him back. "I'm
not sure I should like the sound of this."
Cory chuckles a little back to her. "Come on Rebecca," he replies
to her. "I think we both know what is going on here. We both agreed
time and time again that our affair is wrong."
"But we keep ending up in each other's arms," she purses her
lips back to him. "I know that it's wrong, Cory, really I do,"
she continues to tell him as she picks up her wine. "But like I've
said, I will never tell Robin when she gets back. Until then, why not
have a little fun? We both clearly need what we get from each other."
"That's not the point," Cory says back to her. "The point
is, you're Robin's sister and this can't continue. We can't be lovers
Rebecca nods back to him. "You're right," she says. "I
don't know what I was thinking."
"You were just following other parts of your body instead of your
head. But I think this is for the best."
"You're right," she replies to him. "I know. We can't hurt
Robin like this. We just can't."
"I'm glad that you see things my way," Cory smiles back to her.
"I'm going to run to the restroom before dinner comes."
"Okay," she says back to him as she watches him leave the table.
As soon as he's away, she pulls out her cell phone and sends a message
to Melissa. "Called off the affair but don't worry, I have everything
"I'm glad that we are able to have dinner together today," Craig
smiles over to Lukas, as they sit a table together. Craig can't help but
notice that Lukas continues to look around the restaurant to ensure that
his father doesn't come in and spot them together. A part of him wishes
that Lukas could just be open and honest but he doesn't want to push his
lover to do anything he isn't ready to do.
"Me too," Lukas replies to him quickly. "How was your shift
at the hospital?"
"Long," Craig replies as he takes a sip of his gin and tonic.
"But like I said, I'm glad we get this moment together. How was your
Lukas pauses for a moment before he replies to his lover as he recalls
how and Donovan saw each other and they caught up a little bit. While
Lukas will never admit it to Craig, he enjoys being able to see and communicate
with his ex again; he had missed Donovan more than he can say.
"It was nice actually," Lukas tells him. "I was thinking
of trying to find a job but I don't know what I would do."
"I suppose you should look into something that you're passionate
about," Craig replies to him. "Anything else go down today?"
"I saw Donovan," Lukas blurts out quickly. "But it was
Craig arches his eyebrow. "And, how did that go?"
"Fine," Lukas tells him. "He wanted to know if my father
knew that I was gay yet. When I told him no, he pretty much brushed me
"I see," Craig says back to him. "That doesn't seem like
Lukas sighs not having wanted to get into this with Craig. "The reason
we broke up was because I wouldn't come out to my Dad," Lukas reveals
to him. "Donovan was tired of living in the shadows."
Craig looks back at him and sees how pained Lukas is to say that to him.
He picks up his gin and tonic and nods back to him. "Well, not everyone
can live that like forever. I can sort of relate."
Lukas looks up and Craig with a scowl on his face. "What's that supposed
"Nothing," Craig quickly replies, not wanting to upset his boyfriend.
"Whatever, I've suddenly lost my appetite, I'll see you later,"
Lukas announces to Craig as he stand up and rushes out of the restaurant,
leaving Craig alone and confused at the table.
"I guess it was something I said?" Craig asks himself, wondering
how he is going to deal with the moods of his lover.
Frederick and Felicia walk to their table and just miss seeing Lukas storm
out of the restaurant. Frederick smiles when he sits across from Felicia,
happy that he is getting to have dinner with the woman that he has fallen
head over heels for. He knows that he shouldn't be in love with his patient,
but he can't help the way he feels about it; in fact, he wouldn't change
it for anything in the world. He only hopes that he is able to continue
to help her with her memories as they slowly return from the night that
"I'm sorry that you didn't have any more memories the other night
when I took you home to lay down," Frederick tells her as they sit
at their table.
Felicia smiles back to him as she opens her menu. "That's not your
fault, no need to apologize," she replies to him. "Like you've
been saying, these memories will come back when they are ready too on
"I'm glad that you believe that," he agrees with her. "Your
mind will tell you when you're strong enough to handle whatever is in
Felicia nods back to her. "It's funny you asked me about this,"
she replies to him. "Eva was just asking me about my memory earlier
Frederick arches his eyebrow in concern. "Why would she care about
"I think she was just being nice," Felicia says back to him.
"She was actually very sweet about the entire thing."
Something in the pit of Frederick's stomach doesn't sit well with this
news. Maybe it's the fact that Eva is sleeping with Dominick, and Frederick
doesn't trust him but it's bugging him that Eva was snooping around. He
thinks that he will have to get to the bottom of this one way or the other.
"What are you thinking of having this evening?" he asks Felicia,
changing the subject as he doesn't want to alert her that he is worried
by Eva asking these questions. He will handle this himself.
Scene Four - The Sugarbowl
Robbie opens the door to the coffee house and quickly moves inside. He
is working the late shift at the police station and decided to come and
get some coffee to help keep himself going as it can get dull sometimes
at night. He grabs his coffee and moves to the coffee bar, but his eyes
are drawn to Jeff, who is back sitting at the window bar.
Robbie feels his blood boil at the sight of the man; he can't believe
that Meggan confirmed to him that she and Jeff have become lovers. The
thought makes Robbie sick to his stomach as he thinks that Leah hasn't
been dead long enough for Jeff to move on yet; and with the woman that
killed Leah's son, to top it all off.
Robbie finds himself approaching Jeff quickly. "I'm surprised you're
not with your girlfriend," Robbie announces to Jeff, causing him
to turn around and face Robbie.
Jeff sighs, not wanting to deal with him tonight. He had rushed out in
hopes of finding Paige but he came back to the coffee house when he couldn't
find his daughter. He has, instead, sent her a text message asking her
to come and meet him so they could talk.
"I don't have a girlfriend," Jeff snaps back at him. "And
if you don't mind, I really don't have time for this right now."
"You damn well better make time Jeff because you're going to listen
to what I have to say to you," Robbie grits his teeth together as
he glares at Jeff.
Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital
Adam runs his hands over his face as he can't believe that Reg could be
dying in the hospital room. He turns around and sees Helen hugging Barbara.
For a moment, Adam feels like everything is happening in slow motion.
A teary eyed Helen comes up to her husband. "What were you guys talking
about? What did you say to my father that made him start to go into cardiac
Adam shakes his head and isn't able to find the words to tell Helen that
Reg was calling him worthless.
"What did you say to him!?" she yells at her husband, when Adam
doesn't respond to her.
I was just
" he starts to say as Shane comes out
of Reg's hospital room causing everyone to turn around and look at the
"Shane, how is he?" Helen asks him, hoping that her father is
"I'm so sorry," Shane replies to them as Barbara starts to weep.
"Your father has passed away."
Next on One Day at a Time
- Natasha confronts Dawn
- Paige overhears Robbie and Jeff's disagreement
- Dominick vows to get back at Bob