Watching the Storm Passing
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 25, 2016
Episode Theme song: "Chaos
& Piss" Pink
Previously on One Day at
Scene One - The Calimo House; Robbie, Felicia & Paige's Home
"I've been meaning to stop by for some time now, I hope this is a good time," Dominick tells Felicia as he enters the living room of the house where his daughter used to live. He feels weird coming to the house knowing that Leah is dead and will never be back. That being said, he does know that he has to visit Felicia on a more regular basis to ensure that she is continuing to get better. He hates to think about what will happen when she finally remembers what happened the night of Leah's death and her role in the accident. He has to make sure that Felicia's wellbeing is maintained when she does remember. He still doesn't always trust Frederick's intentions when it comes to Felicia or her health, which is an issue since he is Felicia's doctor.
"Of course it's a good time, please come in," Felicia tells her husband, as she moves to pour some tea. "Would you like a cup of tea?"
"No, thank you," he replies to her. "I'm assuming we are alone?"
"We are," Felicia smiles back to him. "Robbie and Paige went out for dinner together. That poor girl is still really having a hard time adjusting to life without Leah."
"It hasn't been easy on any of us," Dominick replies to her, as he studies her closely. "How are you coping with everything?"
Felicia pauses and takes a sip of her tea as she recalls how she has been having some weird memory flashes of Leah. She doesn't know when the memories took place but they are concerning to her, none the less.
"I have good days and bad days," she says back to him. "I'm sure you're the very same."
"I am indeed," he agrees with her.
"The best thing that's happened to this family is baby Blake," Felicia continues to tell him. "Tyler having his own child has really helped me. We are grandparents again, Dominick. To have this beautiful new addition to our family, it means everything."
Dominick smiles back at her as he moves closer to and grabs her free hand. "It's the most amazing thing, isn't it? And you're right, Blake is the blessing that we have been looking for in our lives."
Felicia nods as she feels her eyes swell with some water. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't be so emotional," she replies to him as she shakes her head.
"You never have to apologize to me for getting emotional Felicia," he tells her. "I understand completely."
"It's just that, I've been having these memories " she admits to him as she looks into his eyes. "I don't really know what they are or why they are coming to me but I can't explain them and they scare me a little."
"What sort of flashes are they?" he asks her, feeling slightly upset that Frederick hasn't informed him of these memories. This is exactly why he doesn't trust Frederick.
Felicia moves a piece of hair behind her ear as she tries to composure herself. "They are of Leah. We are together in some setting that is foreign to me. They only last a moment and then they are gone. Frederick seems to think that they will come back slowly. But I'm running out of patience, if I am honest with you. I want to remember everything that happened."
"Come and sit with me," Dominick guides her to the sofa. "I tend to agree with Frederick on this. We don't want to rush your memories. They will come back to you when they're ready for you to remember."
Felicia nods back to him as a single tear fall down her cheek. "I couldn't get through this without you, you know that right?" she asks him as he nods back to her. "That's why, I'm so glad we are still married Dominick. I know we haven't been close in a long time but I need you so very much."
Dominick gulps as he moves her into a hug, his mind thinking about of Eva for a moment. "I'm not going anywhere Felicia. I'm here as long as you need me."
Scene Two - The Pampa Grill
"I must admit, I can't believe Miss Trenyce was involve' in such a wicked game of lies and deceit," Jemma tells Daisy and Vinny as they sit at a table at the Pampa Grill having dinner together. Jemma had sensed some tension between Daisy and Trenyce the other day when Trenyce came over to see Jemma and when she brought it up tonight, Daisy saw no reason not to tell her Aunt the truth about Trenyce's role in Chris' plan to use Savannah to get Andrew back from her. Jemma has been floored by what Daisy has told her.
"For what it's worth, I do think Trenyce has learned her lesson," Vinny tells both women, as he picks up his red wine. "She really does seem to feel bad for what has happened."
"As she should!" Jemma snaps back at him, not enjoying the story she just heard. "The next time I see that girl, she's gonna get a good piece of my mind."
"Don't be too hard on her Aunt Jemma," Daisy replies to her. "I've already raked her over the coals a few times and like Vinny explained, she really does seem to feel bad about what happened with Savannah."
Jemma sighs and turns her head noticing Chris walk into the restaurant. She knows Chris from when he was married to Daisy all those years ago. She can see him waiting for the hostess to appear and show him a table. Daisy notices her Aunt looking at Chris and realizes that her Aunt may want to have words with her ex-husband.
"Jemma, just leave him alone " Daisy says as Jemma stands up.
"I'll be right back y'all " Jemma ignores Daisy's pleads. She moves quickly to the front of the restaurant and looks at Chris, who is startled to see Jemma, as it has been years since he saw her.
"Jemma? My goodness, it has been a long time. How are you?" Chris asks her as he gets a smile on her face, happy to see her again after so long.
"Don' you be goin' around tryin' to be all nice as pie to me, you hear? I know exactly what you' been up too with my Trenyce," Jemma scolds him, knowing very well it was probably more Chris' idea to use Savannah than Trenyce's. She can't imagine Trenyce coming up with an idea like that on her own.
"I don't know what you've heard or what you think you've heard Jemma but I can explain," Chris replies to her quickly, gulping in the process. The side of Jemma he never liked is definitely coming out right now.
"I don' wanna hear your excuses," Jemma snaps back at him. "You're the same scoundrel you were when you were married to my Daisy. Some dogs can't learn new tricks, I suppose. Take this as a warnin', you stay away from my family or you will answer to me!"
Before Chris can reply, Jemma storms off and moves back to her table. Chris fixes his collar and sighs, knowing that Jemma can be rather cruel if she has to be. Behind Chris, Frederick steps back outside, having witnessed the entire conversation between Chris and Jemma. He takes a deep breath and tries to control his racing heartbeat.
"What the hell is she doing here?" he asks himself as he quickly walks away from the restaurant, wondering if his past could be coming back to haunt him.
"I can tell that you're excited by the phone call you got earlier," Rebecca tells Cory as she takes a bite of her salad as she thinks back to the fact that right after Cory had ended their affair, he got a call from Robin's doctor indicating that she was getting better and had started to ask for Cory. Rebecca knows that she didn't really want to end their affair but she has to make it seem like she is on the same page as Cory to make sure he doesn't clue into what is really going on. He can never know about her plan with Melissa, she realizes.
"I am," he agrees with her as he takes a drink of his white wine. "After so many months of Robin refusing to take my calls or even have me visit, this is a huge step forward. I just hope that it's real."
Rebecca nods back to him. "I guess it was a blessing we ended us when we did."
Cory looks back at her and gulps a little. He does feel bad for the way he has treated Rebecca but he also realizes that they did the right thing by ending their affair when they did.
"It was," he agrees with her. "I don't want you to think I was using you or anything like that Rebecca."
"I don't," she quickly replies to him as she moves some hair behind her ear. "We both needed each other badly. We were two consulting adults that had hot, passionate sex," she says looking deep into his eyes. "I'm not sorry about any of it."
Cory looks away as he felt himself get drawn into her again. "I agree, we just have to make sure that Robin will never find out. Especially given her state if she gets out of the hospital."
"Of course not," Rebecca smiles back to him. "My sister will never know what happened between us."
Robbie moves around to the far side of the table and pulls out the chair for Paige to have a seat in. "Thank you," she says to the man she believed to be her father for so many years. As he moves around to the other side of the table, she watches him a little and smiles thinking that they are probably closer than ever before because she is leaning on him more and more as she is growing further apart from Jeff.
"Not a problem," Robbie replies to her as he sits across from her. "How was your day? I tell you, the police station was busy. I am glad to be out of there."
"My day was alright, I just hung out with a few friends," Paige tells him, as she recalls seeing Max at the coffeehouse. "I hope there was nothing too serious going on at the police station."
"Nothing I can't handle," he winks back to her, not mentioning that he grilled Dawn over Natasha's fall. He knows that the girls are close friends. "And I'm glad that you're getting out and spending time with your friends. That's really the best thing that you could do right now. Just try to get back to some kind of normal."
Paige sighs as thinks about her life since she has been back from Europe and how nothing is how is used to be. "I still feel such guilt whenever I find myself having a good time," she slowly admits to Robbie. "When I was with Max, my friend earlier, he said some joke and I laughed. I felt bad for laughing because I should be sad because Mom isn't here anymore."
"Paige," Robbie replies to her. "You have to keep living your life. You deserve to be happy and to have a good life. Your Mother would want that for you too."
Paige shakes her head a little. "I just wish all of this confusion would go away, you know? I keep feeling like I'm walking around in a haze or fog. I just wish I don't know. I just wish Mom was still here."
"So do I, more than you'll ever know," he replies to her. "Do you want to stay? We can go home if you'd like?"
"No, I'm fine," she replies to him as she wipes a tear from her eye. "I'm going to go to the ladies room and freshen up. When I get back, we won't talk about this anymore," she gives him half a grin. "We should try to have a nice dinner together."
"Sounds like a plan," he says back to her as he watches her get up and leave the table. He watches her for a moment and happens to notice Victoria sitting at the bar of the restaurant. He recalls the last time he saw Victoria, she told him not to contact her again because she felt like he had become someone she didn't recognize. He wishes that he could make her understand why he has done the things that he has done since Leah's death; he's trying to honour her memory and Jeff parading around with Meggan is not honouring Leah at all.
He finds himself standing up and walking towards his ex-fiancé . He reaches the bar and clears his throat causing Victoria to turn and look at him. She sighs at the sight of him. "I thought I told you I didn't want to see you," she says to him, still being cold with him.
Robbie bites his lower lip. "You did," he says back to her. "But I can't ignore you when I see you. I don't ignore people that I care about Vic," he continues to tell her. "You look beautiful today."
"Robbie, don't, please," she pleads with him. "This isn't easy for me either."
"It can be easy Vic," he tells her. "We just have to find a way to get past this all."
"Get past what Robbie? The fact that you're not the man I fell in love with? The man who is obsessing over his ex-dead wife? I don't know how to get past all of that Robbie," she tells him, as Paige comes up behind Robbie.
"What's going on here?" Paige asks them as she moves around behind Robbie to face Victoria. "Why do you think my Dad is obsessing about my Mom?"
Victoria sighs and looks at Paige. She doesn't want to upset the young the woman anymore than Paige already is upset by this entire ordeal. "You should ask your Dad about this, I don't want to get involved."
Robbie watches as Victoria collects her take out order and walks away from them. Paige looks at Robbie and puts her hand on her hip. "What was that all about?" she asks him, wondering if Robbie is making decisions like Jeff is.
"We'll talk about it later, let's go enjoy our dinner," he replies to her as he puts his hand on her back and moves back to the table, not wanting to drag Paige into his issues with Victoria.
Scene Three - Riverside Delicatessen
"I wasn't sure you wanted to see me again after our last conversation," Meggan admits to Jeff as they sit across from each other having a late, casual dinner together. Meggan recalls how the last times he saw Jeff, she admitted to Robbie that she and Jeff had become lovers on New Year's Eve. Of course, it only happened once and Jeff ended the relationship because of everything else he has going on in his life right now.
Jeff takes a bite of his sandwich and looks back at Meggan. "I can't say that I'm happy that you told Robbie about what happened but we can't change what happened," he tells her. "And Robbie is looking for any kind of excuse to stick it to me. If it wasn't something about you and I, it would be something else."
Meggan nods back to him. "That makes sense. He really does seem to have it out for you right now."
"I know and the worst part is that Paige is believing everything he says," he informs her. "There has to be a way for me to knock Robbie off this pedestal that he has been placed on."
"What do you want to do?" she asks him, wondering what he has up his sleeve.
Jeff shrugs. "I'm really not sure," he admits to her. "But I mean, maybe there's something I can do to get the house back. Maybe there's something I can do to make everyone realize that I am not responsible for Leah's death."
Meggan moves her hand across the table and grabs Jeff's. "I hope you know that I'm here for you Jeff," she tells him. "I will help you with anything that you need with this."
Jeff smiles as he looks back at her. Feeling her hand on his, he has to admit to himself that he has missed her touch. He ended their budding romance after they had sex because of how Paige reacted but he also knows that starting to move on would be the best thing for everyone involved. He looks deep into her eyes for a moment before he stands up and leans across the table. His lips touch hers and her hand caresses the side of his face. Their lips part and he looks at her.
"Thank you for everything," he says to her as he leans in and kisses her again.
"I'm sorry we couldn't meet somewhere else, I was at a late meeting and this place was the closest spot I could get too," Bob tells Eva as they sit at a table. Bob wasn't too surprised to get a call from Eva after everything that has happened with Natasha in the last couple of weeks. They kept missing each other at the hospital when they were visiting their daughter but he did want to touch base with Eva.
"It's not a problem Bob, I'm just glad that we were able to connect. We have some things to discuss," she tells him as she takes a sip of her coffee. "Do you want to order anything?"
Bob shakes his head. "My late meeting was catered," he relays to her. "Have you been to see Natasha?"
"I just came from the hospital," Eva informs him. "She seems okay physically but I can tell that she has a lot on her mind."
Bob nods back to her. "She can't remember the accident," he tells her. "I'm sure she is trying hard to remember, you know Natasha, she wants everything to always be perfect. It's probably killing her that she can't remember what happened."
"I know," Eva replies to him quickly. "I just wish that there was something we could do to help her."
"Just by supporting her, we are helping her," Bob says back to her. "You know, it's rather nice seeing you and Natasha this close. For a while there, I didn't think this day would come."
Eva smiles back to him as she recalls the history of the truth coming out that Eva, not Sofia, is Natasha's mother. Natasha, obviously, didn't take the news very well but over time they have grown closer.
"Well, I probably owe a lot of it to you," Eva tells him. "You were always telling Natasha to give me a chance and for that, I'll always be grateful."
"We only have this one life," Bob replies to her. "We always have to make the most of it."
"I couldn't agree more," Eva says back to him. "Okay, I won't keep you any longer but we should keep in touch about Natasha."
"I completely agree," Bob says to her as he stands up. He grabs her hand and pulls her into a hug. "I'm glad we had this chat Eva."
"Me too Bob," she replies as they continue to hug, unaware that Kim has walked into the deli and sees her husband in the arms of another woman. Her heart immediately goes into her throat at the sight of them together.
Scene Four - The Calimo House; Robbie, Felicia & Paige's Home
"I hope it's not too late for me to stop by," Frederick tells Felicia as she lets him into the house. After being at the Pampa Grill, Frederick decided to stop by and check in on Felicia before he headed home for the evening as he needed to get his mind off seeing Jemma. He knows that she has been struggling with some memories of the night Leah died and he wants to ensure that she is handling everything okay.
"It's not too late," she tells him as she welcomes into the living room. "I was just about to turn in, however."
"Well, I won't stay long," Frederick replies to her quickly. "I really just wanted to see how you're doing. I know the flashes have been coming more and more regularly. Have you had anymore today?"
Felicia shakes her head no. "No, which is a blessing I guess. I find myself getting very stressed out when I have them because I don't understand what they mean. I just wish I could remember."
"I know," Frederick says back to her. "But you have to know that your memory will come back when it's ready too."
"I'm growing tired of this Frederick," Felicia admits to him. "I don't know how much more of this I can handle."
"There is one other thing that we can do," Frederick reveals to her. "But it's rather risky."
Felicia arches her eyebrow. "What is it? What else can we do to help my memory come back?"
Frederick sighs and looks back at her hoping that he's doing the right thing by suggesting this to Felicia. "I could use hypnosis."
"Hypnosis?" she asks, not sure she understands what he means. "How would that work?"
"I would hypnotize you," he explains to her. "While you're under, I could see if your subconscious remembers anything and if you do, when you awake, you'd remember everything that I can bring to the surface."
"I don't know " she replies to him quickly, wondering if this is a good idea or not.
"Just think about it, okay?" Frederick says back to her. "This could be the answer you're looking for. This could be the way for you to remember everything that has happened."
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