Episode 345
Its Gonna Be Better
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: June 12, 2016

Episode Theme song: "Halcyon" Ellie Goulding

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Jemma told Trenyce that she needs to start to focus on finding her real child
- Daisy and Vinny continued to plan their wedding
- Shane saw Dawn & Natasha having a heated confrontation. He vowed to find out what happened the night Natasha fell down the stairs
- Victoria encouraged Jeff to sue Robbie for what he felt was rightfully his from Leah's will. Robbie was floored to then get served court papers. Meggan and Jeff, meanwhile, continued to ping pong back and forth in their relationship
- Paige moved into the Calimo Mansion
- Bob told Kim if she wanted them to have a chance in their marriage she would have to give up baby Blake

Scene One - The Richardson Estate; Frederick, Meggan & Lukas' Home

"Good morning to you too," Jeff says to Meggan as she enters the dining room and moves to the side table to pour herself a cup of coffee. He watches her for a moment wondering if she is ignoring him for some reason. It's not like her to shut him out. "You're not saying anything to me now?"

She sighs and takes a sip of her coffee before she turns around to face him. "Good morning, Jeff," she says, forcing a smile on her face.

He arches his eyebrow back to her. "Okay, what have I done? I can tell in your voice that you're not happy with me about something."

She shakes her head before she moves a piece of her hair behind her ear. "It's just…" she begins to say to him as she looks into his eyes. "I'm not sure exactly where we stand, Jeff. I mean, one day we are in bed making love, the next day you shut me out completely. I understand that you just lost Leah but…"

Jeff puts his hands up. "I'm sorry," he interrupts her. "I know that I've been sending you mixed messages," he replies to her. "And I agree with you, one day we are in bed and enjoying each other. Other days, like the anniversary of Noah's death, I shut you out and make you feel like you don't matter to me."

Meggan feels her eyes swell with water. "I knew that this was probably too good to be true…"

"That's not what I'm saying," Jeff continues tell her as he moves closer to her and he grabs her hand. "I'm saying… I like you, Meggan. I like spending time with you. I like being with you and I'm sorry for hurting you when I've shut you out."

Meggan wipes her eyes and looks up at him. "You mean that?"

Jeff nods back to her. "I do," he says back to her. "How about we make a deal? How about we agree to just move slowly, you know? Go out on a few dates, there's no need to rush into anything."

Meggan nods back to him. "I'd like that a lot, Jeff."

"Good," he says as he leans in and gives her a little kiss on her lips. "Because, I'd like that too."

Scene Two - Twin Peaks General Hospital

Shane walks quickly towards the nurse's station on his floor of the hospital holding a couple of patient files that he has to drop off. While he has been busy at work this morning, his mind is really on Natasha and everything that is going on in their home. He can't place what exactly is going on with his wife but he knows that Natasha has not been the same woman since she fell down the stairs at Adam and Helen's a few weeks ago. He wishes that she would open up to him, but she hasn't been very responsive to his questions. Shane also remembers the previous day when he spotted Natasha and Dawn in what looked like a heated encounter by the pier. He has been racking his brain trying to think of why they wouldn't be getting along and why they would choose to meet at such a remote location, but he hasn't thought of anything that would help him come to a conclusion as of yet.

"I have to figure this out," he says to himself as he approaches the station, not being able to handle wondering is going on with Natasha.

"Did you say something Dr. Glubbs?" one of the nurses asks Shane as he passes her the file folders.

Shane shakes his head. "Sorry, I was just talking to myself."

"Don't make that a habit," Victoria announces to her co-worker as she comes up to him.

Shane turns around and sees Victoria, her wrist still in a cast from her car accident that she was in with Andy. "Should you be at work with your wrist still in the cast?"

She smiles to him. "I'm fine," she replies to him. "I can't do anything serious but a lot of patients still need their check-ups," she tells him.

Shane nods back to her and realizes that Victoria is the doctor that treated Natasha the night of the falling down the stairs. He arches his eyebrow at her causing her to look back at him with curiosity. He doesn't know why he didn't think of this before.

"Shane? Did I say something wrong? You're looking at me like I've done something wrong," she says with half a grin on her face.

"No, it's not that," he quickly replies to her as he moves closer to her. "I have to ask you something but it has to stay between us."

Victoria opens her eyes a little wider. "Okay…" she says, her voice filled with apprehension.

"You and I were once close," he starts to say to her. "So I hope you can help me with something. You were Natasha's doctor the night she fell down the stairs," he says to her as she nods her head. "I need…I want to know everything that happened to my wife Victoria. Please, you're the only one who can help with this."

Victoria's mouth opens in surprise and she looks around to make sure no one else can hear them. "You know I can't do that," she whispers back to him. "That's doctor-patient confidentiality. I could get in serious trouble for telling you anything…"

"Please, Victoria," Shane pleads with her. "I'm desperate."

"I can't help you Shane, I'm sorry," Victoria tells him before she turns around and walks away.

Shane sighs as he watches her walk away from him. He runs his hand through his hair and then shakes his head. "Of course she can't help me," he whispers to himself. "I'm just running out of ideas."

Suddenly he gets an idea and he nods to himself. "That's it," he continues to talk to himself, recalling Natasha and Dawn's encounter on the pier. "If Natasha won't tell me what's going on, maybe Dawn will."

Scene Three - The Calimo Mansion

"I can't believe that you're actually staying here," Dawn tells Paige as they walk through the gardens on the Calimo mansion grounds. They are each holding a smoothie that Rosario made for them before they went on their walk. Dawn had heard that Paige had moved into the Calimo mansion but she feels like this is the first time she's actually gotten a chance to talk to her friend about her move.

"It's been pretty nice," Paige admits to her friend. "Grandpa Bob has basically given me anything I could want."

"And you don't have to deal with your family anymore," Dawn laughs back her, knowing that Paige has been going through a rough time with the drama surrounding Jeff and Robbie since Leah's death last year.

"That's actually been the best part," Paige replies to her with a slight chuckle herself. "My Dad's are still completely out of control. I don't know what they are thinking but I do know that being here away from them has been the best possible thing that has happened to me."

Dawn stops for a moment and looks at Paige. "What is it Dawn? Is something wrong?"

Dawn shakes her head. "No," she quickly replies. "I am just jealous of this set up that you have going on here. I would kill to be able to escape my family right now."

"Are things still that bad at home with your parents?"

"You have no idea," Dawn says back to her. "My parents just don't seem to understand me right now. There's so much bullshit going on right now."

"I'm sorry," Paige replies to her friend. "I wish there was something I could do to help."

"Maybe there is," Dawn tells her as she moves a piece of her hair behind her ear and Paige looks back at her with intent. "Maybe I could move in here with you? I mean, there's more than enough room. Do you think your Grandpa would mind?"

Paige looks back at her and nods her head. "There is more than enough room, you're right. Let me run it by him and I will let you know."

Dawn gets a huge grin on her face and hugs Paige. "Thanks Paige! You're such a good friend!"

Scene Four - Robertson Enterprises; Trenyce's Office

Trenyce looks at her sketch pad that is on her desk and drops the pencil that she is holding in her hand. She is trying to work on some latest designs that she has but she can't seem to focus on the clothing that she has in her mind. She is too busy thinking about a recent conversation that she had with her Aunt Jemma where Jemma encouraged Trenyce to stop focusing on getting Andrew back from Savannah and to start focusing on finding her the child that was stolen from her.

For so long, Trenyce has to admit that she was focused on Andrew; she raised the boy since he was born because she believed that he was her child and she wanted him back in her life. The fact that she has her own child out there somewhere never even came into her mind. Now, she can't help but think about her baby. Is it a boy or a girl? What is he or she like? What does he or she look like?

She feels her eyes swell with water as she shakes her head. "How could I not think of this before?" she asks her as her eyes suddenly move to the picture she has of Andrew on her desk. She picks up the picture and studies it for a moment before she sets it back down.

"Everything has been a lie," she whispers to herself. "And, now, I'm faced with trying to put the truth back together. How can I find my baby when I have no idea who they are or where they could be?"

She takes a deep breath and realizes that she needs help with this. The first person that comes into her mind is Chris. "I have to tell Chris that we have to start looking for our child. I have to get him to help me."

Outside Trenyce's office door, Savannah stands and listens to Trenyce speaking about her real child. She moves away from the door and feels her heart racing. She doesn't know why she is upset by this news but somehow, she is. She knows that she stopped by Trenyce's office today in hopes of extending an olive branch because Trenyce apologized to her recently and Savannah wanted to continue the path of being friendly with her. She finds herself taking a deep breath and quickly walking towards the elevator, not letting Trenyce know that she was listening to her talk to herself.

Scene Five - The Pampa Grill

"Have you had a chance to ask your Aunt Jemma about her past yet?" Vinny asks Daisy as they sit across from each other at the restaurant for breakfast. Vinny knows that Daisy had been worried that her Aunt had been keeping a secret from her past based on some of the conversations that they had. He encouraged his fiancé to ask her Aunt about her past to see if she would reveal anything that she is hiding from her family; he hopes that Daisy got the answers that she was looking for.

Daisy picks up her cup of coffee and takes a sip before she makes eye contact with Vinny. "I did ask her, actually," she tells him. "The other night before we had dinner here."

Vinny arches his eyebrow waiting for more of Daisy's response. "Well?" he says with a chuckle. "What did she say? Did she reveal that she has some deep, dark secret?"

Daisy can't help but laugh at the dramatic tone in Vinny's voice. "No," she shakes her head. "She said there was nothing that we didn't already know about her."

"And, you believed her?" he asks her.

"I have no reason not to," Daisy shrugs her shoulders back to him. "We were basing it off some random conversations we had with her."

"Fair enough," Vinny replies to her as he takes a bite of his croissant. "I guess since that is out of our way, we can focus on something else."

"Oh yea?" she replies as a smile creeps across her face. "What would you like to focus on?"

"Our wedding," he says as his eyes light up. "I want to set a date, Daisy. I think we've waited so long, let's finally make this wedding happen."

Daisy chuckles a little as she reaches over and grabs his hand. "I'm in. When are you thinking?"


"Have you seen your mother lately?" Dominick asks Tyler as the father and son sit across from each other and have a plate of breakfast food in front of them. Dominick knows that with Felicia finally remembering everything that happened leading up to Leah's death, she needs her family more than ever before, that includes Tyler.

Tyler finishes chewing a piece of bacon before he responds to his father. "I have," he admits to Dominick. "She was a wreck when I saw her. Having her full memory back is really hard on her."

"I know and that's exactly what I was afraid of," Dominick says back to him. "I never should have let Frederick convince her to go under hypnosis."

Tyler shakes his head as he picks up his glass of coffee. "I think this is a good thing," he tells his father. "Mom needed to know what happened and she needs to know that she will be okay. She needs to know that she can get through this. And, with our help, she will do just that."

Dominick smiles back to his son. "I like the way you think," he admits to Tyler. "I just hope that this doesn't set her back."

"We won't let it set her back," Tyler replies to him. "And besides, now that Mom remembers, doesn't that mean that you can move on with Eva?"

Dominick gulps at the question and doesn't respond to his son. "Don't worry about me and my life," he says. "What's going on with you and your quest to win Kim back? I know you want to be a family with her and Blake more than anything."

"I do," Tyler nods back to him. "But she keeps pushing me away, Dad. I honestly don't know how much more of this I can take."

"Don't give up on your dream, Tyler," Dominick advises him. "Cause once that dream is gone…it could be gone forever."

"Well, well, well, doesn't this look cozy," Bob announces to the two men as he approaches the table. As soon as Bob entered the restaurant and saw his two rivals, he knew that he had to come over and say something. Bob is well aware of the choice he recently gave Kim: give up baby Blake and they can save their marriage. After so many months of Kim trying to get Bob back, he is certain that Kim will do what he has asked. He can't let this opportunity to rub it in Dominick and Tyler's face.

"If you don't mind Bob, I'm having a nice breakfast with my son. You should try the same. Oh wait, Robbie hates your guts, my bad," Dominick spits back to his rival.

Bob chuckles a little. "As a matter of fact, my son just paid me a visit the other day. I think we are close to getting back on good terms."

Tyler rolls his eyes. "What is it, exactly, that you want Bob? Other than to ruin our meal?"

"Oh, little man can finally speak for himself, I see," Bob smiles back to him. "I came here to give you a message, actually," he says as Tyler's eyes open wider. "I'm about to get everything that I want, everything that you want and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Now, enjoy your breakfast."

Tyler looks at Dominick as Bob walks away from the table. "What was that all about?"

"Ignore him," Dominick informs his son. "He's always trying to blow smoke in our faces. We have to focus on what really matters: our family."

Scene Six - The Tower's, Floor One; Andy's Condo

"I'm glad you could see me this morning," Kim tells her brother as she moves into his condo and Andy closes the door behind her. Andy takes a deep breath, realizing that Kim is probably here to check up on him and his drinking. The last time he saw her, he was getting discharged from the hospital after his car accident with Victoria. He had agreed to stop drinking in the hospital when she confronted him about his drinking. While he has cut back, he knows that he hasn't stopped drinking completely. And, he doesn't want to get into another disagreement with her about it. While Kim's back is still to Andy, he quickly pulls some mints out of his pocket and puts a couple into his mouth, hoping to remove the smell of whisky from his breath.

"I'm here, what's going on?" he asks her as he moves into the living room with her.

She turns around and looks at her brother. "Do you really have to ask? I'm here to see how you're doing, of course."

Andy spreads his arms out and then pats his chest. "I'm here. I'm doing fine, Kim."

"You haven't been drinking?" she asks him, looking into his eyes.

"Nope," he lies to her. "I told you at the hospital that I would stop and I have."

"I can check your cupboards?" she asks him as he gulps.

"Absolutely," he continues to lie. "But I dumped all my whisky down the drain. I haven't had a drink since Bob's birthday party."

"Andy, I'm so proud of you," she says as she comes up to him and gives him a hug. "I know that it must be hard for you."

Andy shakes his head as they exit their embrace. "No, actually, it hasn't been hard," he tells her. "You, Donovan and Savannah were worried about my drinking, and I appreciate why. But Kim, I don't have a drinking problem."

Kim is about to say something to Andy but he cuts her off. "I may have been leaning on the drinks a little bit more than I normally did," he continues to tell her. "But, no one realizes how hard it has been since Reese died. I miss him so much," he tries to fight some tears in his eyes. "Once you lose someone you love like that, you can never go back to being the same person that you once were. So, while I was drinking more than usual, I don't have a drinking problem. I was trying to cope with the death of my husband."

"I know Andy," she tells him as she grabs his hand. "I'm just glad that you've slowed down."

"Thanks," he says as he slightly rolls his eyes. "But what's going on with you? You look like you have a lot on your mind."

Kim pauses and thinks about the ultimatum that Bob gave her at his birthday party; if she gives up baby Blake, she and Bob could try to make their marriage work. For so long, that's all she's wanted. But the thought of giving up her baby makes her stomach turn.

"I do have a lot on my mind," she admits to him as she turns around from Andy. "I'm struggling with something, Andy; a decision that I have to make. I guess I'm just wondering how it will all play out."

"Can I help with anything?" he asks her as she comes closer to her.

"I wish you could," she says with a grin on her face, looking at her brother. "But this is really between my husband and I. Only I can make this call."

Scene Seven - Twin Peaks Court House

Robbie checks his watch and realizes that it's running a touch late. He starts to move up the stairs towards the court house. He still can't believe that he has to go to court today; he hates that Jeff is suing him for half of Leah's estate. He knows that Leah left him everything because, deep down, she still loved him and not Jeff. In his mind, everything has worked out the way it should have. What's more shocking to Robbie, is that this happened so long after Leah's death.

He reaches the top of the stairs and opens the door into the court house. He looks around for Natasha, but doesn't see his sister. He does see Jeff and his lawyer talking in the corner of the hallway.

Jeff looks over and his eyes meet Robbie's. He glares deep into Robbie's eyes and then looks back at his lawyer.

"Let's do this," Jeff says to her, knowing that he has to get what is rightfully his. His day in court has finally arrived and he won't let anyone, including Robbie, stop him from getting what is rightfully his.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Trenyce talks to Chris about their child
- Shane confronts Dawn
- Jeff and Robbie face off in court

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