Theme song: "I Remember Me" Jennifer Hudson
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- Paige moved into the Calimo mansion. Robbie and Jeff both visited her
to make sure she was settled. Victoria, meanwhile, gave Jeff an idea to
sue Robbie and contest Leah's will
- Frederick put Felicia under hypnosis in hopes of uncovering her memories
of the night Leah died. Felicia revealed that she still loved Dominick
while under hypnosis
- Dawn blackmailed Natasha into silence about the accident after Natasha
- Jemma thought she recognized Frederick when she saw him in passing
Scene One - The Richardson Estate; Frederick, Meggan & Lukas' Home
Meggan slowly approaches Jeff's bedroom door as she thinks back to her
kissing Jeff recently. She has hopes that the kiss means that they are
going to move forward with their relationship; after they made love on
New Year's Eve, Jeff quickly told her that they couldn't be in a relationship
together because of Paige's frosty reaction to them being intimate. Meggan
realizes that Paige is probably still not going to be pleased about their
relationship but she hopes that Jeff will start living for him and not
for his daughter; Paige has to start to accept that things will never
be the same because of Leah's death.
Meggan knocks on Jeff's door and opens it slowly before she moves inside.
"Jeff, are you in here?" she asks as she enters the room and
then spots Jeff standing his dresser, as he just finished getting dressed.
"There you are. I didn't see you at breakfast."
"I didn't come down," he replies to her quickly, not turning
to face her. "I wasn't hungry."
"Oh, well, you need to keep up your energy," she says back to
him. "Do you want to go downstairs and get something? I'm sure there's
still some food left over."
Jeff shakes his head as he puts his watch on his wrist. "I can't,
I have some where to be."
Meggan arches her eyebrow wondering why she is getting this cold shoulder
from Jeff. "Is everything okay, Jeff? You seem distant today. I was
hoping that since we kissed again that things were getting back on track
Jeff pauses and looks back at her. "I can't believe you have to ask
me if everything is okay on today of all days," he snaps back at
her. "You don't remember what today is?"
Meggan sighs and closes her eyes; of course she remembers what today is,
it's the anniversary of Noah's death. She was drunk and driving home from
the bar when she hit Noah with her car; the injuries resulted in his death.
She opens her eyes and looks back at Jeff. "I'm sorry, I didn't forget.
I've been insensitive."
"Maybe just a little," he replies to her coldly. "I'm going
"Do you want some company?" she asks him as he moves past her
and walks towards the door.
He turns around and looks at her. "No, I want to be alone with my
She sighs heavily as he leaves the room without saying another word. On
a day when she had hoped to move forward with Jeff, she realizes that
she just moved about ten steps backwards.
"I wonder if we will ever move forward or if this will always be
over our heads," she whispers to herself, as she suddenly feels a
dark cloud over the rest of her day.
Scene Two - The Cemetery
Robbie slowly walks up to the tombstone that has Noah's name on it. He
looks at the tombstone for a moment before he moves closer and sets a
bouquet of flowers down in front of it. He places his hand on the tombstone
for a moment before he runs the same hand through his hair and sighs.
To Robbie, this is the day that changed his life forever. Everything was
great in his marriage to Leah until the day that Noah died; his death
changed Leah as she started to lean on Jeff because they lost a child
together. Of course, this eventually resulted in Leah having an affair
with Jeff and she got pregnant with Paige.
"Losing you buddy," he whispers to Noah's tombstone. "Is
the day that everything changed for everyone, especially your Mom. She
loved you so much and losing you was the hardest thing she ever had to
go through. I hope that you're with her right now and you're laughing
and playing and getting to see her beautiful smile."
Robbie pauses as he thinks of Leah for a moment. He looks to his left
and sees the tombstone that has Leah's name on it. He knows that the family
put a tombstone up just so they have one; nobody was ever recovered from
the fire in Lake Tahoe because Leah would have burned to death in the
explosion. Still, having a place to come and remember Leah gives everyone
some kind of peace.
"God Leah, you left me too early," he says as a tear falls down
his cheek and he reaches out to touch her tombstone. "I should have
saved you from the farm house! You would still be with me today had I
gone back and saved you! I'm so sorry, Leah. I'm so very sorry."
Scene Three - The Calimo House; Robbie & Felicia's Home
"Are you sure this is a good idea today?" Eva asks Dominick
as they stand in the living room of Robbie's house. Eva is there to support
Dominick as Felicia is going to be put under hypnosis again by Frederick
so she can try to regain her memories from the night Leah died. Eva realizes,
however, that today is probably a difficult day for Dominick as it is
in the anniversary of Noah's death. She can't imagine how hard it is for
Dominick having lost his grandson and a few short years later, his daughter.
"Absolutely," Dominick replies to her. "I can't prevent
Felicia from wanting to remember the night that Leah passed away. It today
a somber day, yes but Felicia has to get her life back."
"You're a very strong man," Eva says back to him as she comes
up to him and rubs his back. "Can I help you with anything?"
"You just being here is a lot of great comfort for me," Dominick
tells her as she looks into her eyes. "Thank you for supporting me
"I wouldn't be anywhere else Dominick," Eva smiles back to him.
"I just hope that today is the day that Felicia finally remembers
everything that happened. Because if she does, it means we can move forward
with our lives together."
Dominick uneasily smiles back to her and moves her into a hug, wondering
what he really wants to have happen. He knows that he doesn't want Felicia
to rush into anything because of her mental stability being at risk; Felicia's
wellbeing has to be the first priority. "I know that's what you want,"
he replies to her. "I just want everything to be okay."
Upstairs, in Felicia's bedroom she lays on the bed with her eyes closed.
Frederick sits next to her bed in a chair and looks at the woman that
has his heart. He recalls the last time he put her under hypnosis and
Felicia revealed that she is still in love with Dominick; he knows that
it hurt him deeply so he is hoping that he will be able to help Felicia
uncover the truth about the night Leah died so maybe she can start to
move on from Dominick. Frederick now believes that the truth may cause
Felicia to realize that her love for Dominick is tainted and she needs
Frederick to help her move on from her role in Leah's death.
"Felicia, can you hear me?" he asks her as she nods her head
back to him. "Good, just like last time everything that you say to
me while you are under hypnosis will remain just between us. You are in
a safe place with me, Felicia."
"I know that," she replies to him, her eyes still closed.
"The last time we did this, you mentioned you were thinking about
your family," Frederick says back to her. "What's on your mind
"My family is always on my mind," she quickly says back to him.
"I want to remember what happened to my daughter. I want to know
why I keep having these flashes of Leah before she died. Or when I think
Frederick nods his head back to her and sighs a little. He hopes that
this is the start of everything he wants. "Let's go back to Lake
Tahoe last summer, Felicia. What is the first thing you remember about
being in Lake Tahoe?"
Felicia pauses for a moment and Frederick can see that she is thinking.
"I remember driving to Lake Tahoe in a rental car
begins to say to him. "I was in a rush but I can't remember why,
"That's a good start," he tells her. "Remember, Felicia,
there is no rush in remembering. We just want everything to come as it
Felicia nods back to him. "Was Dominick there? I'm trying to remember
my husband but I can't
Frederick freezes and squeezes his pencil a little tighter when she mentions
Dominick's name. How can I get her to stop thinking about Dominick? He
wonders to himself. That is the key to her not loving Dominick anymore.
"But how," he whispers to himself before he looks back at Felicia,
who is still under hypnosis.
Scene Four - The Pampa Grill
"I'm so sorry," Daisy tells Vinny as they sit across from each
other and Vinny just revealed to his fiancé that her Aunt Jemma
warned him not to hurt Daisy the other day at the mansion. Daisy knows
that Jemma is a no nonsense woman, but she wishes that she hadn't warned
Vinny about something like that. They have been together long enough that
Daisy knows that Vinny would never purposely hurt her.
"You don't have to apologize for your Aunt," Vinny says back
to her as he takes a sip of his coffee. "I actually was sort of expecting
it from her."
Daisy arches her eyebrow back to him. "You were expecting her to
tell you not to hurt me?"
Vinny nods back to her. "Considering she is the closest thing you
have to a parent, yes," he informs her. "Family is supposed
to be protective and your Aunt Jemma is definitely protective of you and
Daisy moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "Well, I'm glad you're
taking this so well. I'm going still have a talk with her about this."
Vinny chuckles a little back to her. "I don't think that Jemma is
going to change her tune because you have a talk with her," he says
to her. "She seems like a woman who always speaks her mind."
Daisy nods back to her a little uneasily. "You know, she is that
way unless there's something she doesn't want to speak about."
"You make it seem like there's something in particular she doesn't
want to talk about. Have you asked her about her past?" Vinny replies
to her quickly, recalling how they thought something was off with her.
Daisy looks back at him. "Not yet," she says back to him slowly.
"But, I get the feeling that is she is hiding something. I have no
idea what it could be but there is something there."
"Well, we have to find out what it is," Vinny tells her. "We
could help Jemma move beyond what it this secret is."
"I agree," Daisy nods back to him. "The question is, how?"
Scene Five - Robertson Enterprises; Trenyce's Office
"Well, wowee, look at this office," Jemma announces to Trenyce
as she opens the door and moves into Trenyce's office. Jemma, being from
the south, isn't used to the finer things in life. She has only seen this
kind of luxury a few times in her life; one being recently staying at
Trenyce looks up at her great Aunt and smiles. "Aunt Jemma, what
brings you by my office?" she asks as she stands up from her desk
and moves over to hug Jemma.
"I thought I would come and see where you are makin' all those pretty
dresses that you draw," Jemma replies to her as they exit their hug.
"You've done pretty good for yourself, girl," she tells Trenyce.
"Thank you," Trenyce grins back at her. "I'm glad that
you like it. The job itself keeps me pretty busy. They are always wanting
new and the latest designs from me."
"From what I've seen, you are always deliverin'," Jemma says
back to her. Jemma moves over to Trenyce's desk and looks at a photo Trenyce
has. Jemma picks it up and looks at the photo of Andrew more closely.
She turns and looks back at Trenyce. "What's this still doin' here?"
Trenyce moves over to her Aunt and takes the picture from her hands and
sets it back on her desk. "I still like to look at Andrew,"
she replies to her. "I don't get to see him anymore but that doesn't
mean that I don't love him or miss him."
"Oh, Miss Trenyce," Jemma says to her as she puts her hands
on Trenyce's shoulders. "No one is expectin' you not to love that
baby boy anymore. But you need to move on from this fantasy that he is
Trenyce forces a smile on her face and gets tears in her eyes. "It's
so hard Jemma," she replies to her quickly. "I raised him for
I will always love him."
"That's understandable," Jemma says back to her. "But you
know what I'm surprised about?"
"What?" Trenyce asks her as she wipes her eye dry.
"That you haven' started to look for your real baby," Jemma
quickly says back to her. "Andrew ain't your baby, but your baby
is out there somewhere. Question is, where is your real baby?"
Scene Six - The Glubbs House; Shane, Natasha & Jacob's Home
"Where is Lindsay?" Natasha asks Shane as she comes into the
living room holding a basket of laundry that she has folded and was going
to take upstairs. Natasha can hear Jacob crying upstairs and she knows
that the nanny should be making him comfortable. Natasha wishes that she
could hold her son but she is still reeling from the fact that she miscarried
a baby when Dawn pushed her down the stairs at the Black house; she feels
a disconnect between her and Jacob right now while she is mourning the
loss of her unborn child.
"I gave her the afternoon off," Shane replies to his wife, knowing
that he purposely gave the nanny the day off so he could try to uncover
what it is with Natasha shutting out their son.
"You did what?" Natasha asks him shocked, as Jacob's cry's increase
from his bedroom. "I thought we hired her to help us with the baby."
"We did," Shane says back to her. "But we both have the
day off, we don't need help with the baby. Now, you're going upstairs,
are you going to check in on Jacob?"
"No!" Natasha yells back at him. "I'm busy with laundry,
you can go and check on him."
"What's going on, Natasha?" Shane asks her as he stands up and
looks back at her. "You haven't wanted to do anything with Jacob
since your accident. I know something is up with you, are you going to
tell me what it is? I can't take this anymore."
Natasha turns away from Shane's grilling questions. She closes her eyes
and wishes that she could tell him everything; but she stands to lose
everything that is near and dear to her if the truth does come out. Not
only that, but she could also screw Adam's life up as well. No, she says
to herself, I can't tell him the truth.
"It's nothing," she says back to him in a whisper. "I'm
I'm still feeling a little out of it from the fall. Once I
get back to normal, everything will be fine."
He comes up behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders causing her
to shudder a little. "I hope that's all it is Natasha," he says
before he kisses the back of her head. "I'm going to check on Jacob."
She watches him leave the room before she turns around and has a tear
fall down her cheek. "I need to get through this," she whispers
to herself. "I need to get myself together.
Scene Seven - The Calimo House; Robbie & Felicia's Home
"Frederick, what happened upstairs?" Eva asks Frederick as he
comes into living room fresh from his hypnosis session from Felicia. Dominick
also stands up behind Eva, eager to hear if Felicia has remembered anything
from the night of Leah died.
Frederick looks back at them and realizes that he can't reveal that Felicia
is still in love with Dominick; if he does that, he will potentially lose
Felicia forever because Dominick may not want to divorce her.
"You're not saying anything," Dominick says back to him, growing
impatient. "What happened with Felicia?"
"She didn't remember anything of importance," Frederick finally
replies to them. "She remembered driving to Lake Tahoe in a rental
car but nothing more."
"What the hell is going on in these sessions? Why isn't she remembering
more?" Dominick asks him with anger in his tone.
"These things take time," Frederick tells him. "Even under
hypnosis, her mind is open and free to remember everything, but the memories
won't come back until her body is able to handle everything."
"That makes sense to me," Eva says back to Dominick. "We
just have to be patient and soon this will all be over."
Frederick nods back to them both uneasily as he gets a sly grin on his
Scene Eight - The Cemetery
Jeff sets a bouquet of flowers down at the base of Noah's tombstone, noticing
many bouquets already there. He knew that today would be a busy day at
the cemetery because many people loved his son.
"You'd think it would get easier over time," he whispers to
Noah as he hand touches the tombstone. "But every year on this day,
it's just as though I lost you yesterday. It still hurts and it's still
raw," he continues to say. "This year, having lost
your Mom too, is really hard to deal with you not being here. I just wish
that everything was different. I wish you were here and your Mom was here
and we were a big, happy, normal family with Paige. It would be amazing,"
he says with half a grin on his face. "But I guess some things just
aren't meant to be."
"I miss you Noah and I still love you," he tells his son. "Please
watch over your Mom for me. I wasn't there for her when she needed me
most so I'm counting on you to do what I couldn't do."
"Looks like we had the same idea," Paige announces to her father
as she comes up to the tombstone.
Jeff turns and looks at his daughter. He stands up and moves over to hug
her, which catches her off guard as they haven't exactly been seeing eye
to eye lately. "I'm so glad that you're here," he whispers into
"I couldn't stay away," she replies to him. "I never met
Noah, but I know how much he meant to you and Mom. I had to pay my respects
to my brother."
Jeff can't help but smile back at his daughter. "You're an amazing
young woman, you know that?"
"Not that your biased or anything," she says back to him as
she grabs his hand. "How are you doing?"
Jeff shrugs a little. "Better now that you're here," he admits
to her. "Today is always going to be rough but seeing you makes me
feel a little bit better."
"I'm glad I could help in some way," Paige replies to him. "If
you're not busy for the rest of the day, we could grab lunch and talk
"Really?" Jeff asks in surprise. "If you're serious, I'd
like that a lot."
"Of course I'm serious," Paige tells him. "I'll give you
another moment with Noah and I'll meet you at the Pampa Grill."
"That sounds lovely," Jeff says as he hugs back again.
"Okay, see you soon," she replies and then walks away from her
Jeff watches her go and then he looks back at Noah's grave. He puts his
hand into his pocket and pulls out his telephone. He dials a number, "Hey,
Victoria, it's me Jeff," he says into the receiver. "I just
thought I'd let you know, I'm going to take your advice
to sue Robbie for what's rightfully mine."
Next on One Day at a Time
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- Shane, once again, confides in Adam
- Andy makes an appearance at the party