Episode 349
But, I'm Getting There
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: July 08, 2016

Episode Theme song: "In Repair" John Mayer

Previously One Day at a Time
- Felicia finally remembered the night of Leah's death and couldn't help but feel responsible. Members of her family blamed Bob
- Barbara overheard a conversation between Natasha and Adam. Later, she told Helen that Adam wasn't the man for her and let Adam know that she knew his secret
- Max told Dawn that Paige had a crush on Shane
- Natasha agreed to try to go back to her "normal" self after Shane told her he was tired of her rejecting Jacob
- Cory continued to think that something was going on with Robin after her mood changed when he went to visit her
- Andy lied to Kim saying he got his drinking under control

Scene One - The Claus House; Jeff's Home

"I hope you're not going to cause any trouble today," Jeff says to Robbie, who is standing at the door of the house he was forced to move out of recently because Jeff won the lawsuit and was awarded half of Leah's estate. Jeff knows that he invited Robbie to the house today because everyone that loved Leah should be together on a day like today.

"You got the house Jeff," Robbie quietly says back to him. "I'm not here to cause any trouble."

"Good," Jeff nods back to him. "Because we should all be together today."

"Yea, for the one year anniversary of Leah's death," Robbie replies to him as he moves into the foyer of the house. "I can't believe it's been a year."

"Neither can I," Jeff says to him.

"None of us can," Dominick announces as he comes greets Robbie at the doorway. "Thank you for coming today."

"I wouldn't be anywhere else," Robbie says back to him as he looks into the living room and sees Tyler and Felicia talking. "Where is Paige?"

Jeff sighs and looks at Dominick before he looks over at Robbie. "She's coming from the Calimo mansion so she's running a little bit late."

"I can't believe that she's still there," Robbie grits his teeth together, knowing that he blames Bob for Leah's death. "I thought after you got the house back that she'd move back in here."

"I haven't had time to even ask her, to be honest," Jeff admits to them. "Everything has happened to quickly that I haven't had a chance."

"I suppose that's fair," Dominick says back to him. "Let's not dwell on that right now, come back inside so we can all talk."

The men move back into the living room. Felicia stops talking to Tyler and looks at Robbie and immediately gets tears in her eyes as she remembers Leah begging him to save her instead of Leah the day she died at the farm house in Lake Tahoe. "Oh Robbie," she says as she rushes into his arms, causing Jeff to gulp a little. He knows that Robbie was a big part of Leah's life for so long but he can't help but wish that he was more of the center of attention today, not Robbie.

"It's okay Felicia," Robbie says as he holds her. "Everything will be okay."

She looks at him and wipes her eyes from the tears. "This is all my fault. Leah is dead because of me!"

"Stop that right now," Dominick tells her. "This is not your fault. This is Bob Calimo's damn fault! Had he not been drugging you, this wouldn't have happened at all!"

"Dominick is right," Robbie shocks Felicia and Tyler by agreeing with him. "My father is to blame for his mess. You can't blame yourself."

"We shouldn't talk about this right now," Jeff interrupts them. "Paige is expected to be here at any moment and the last thing we need is for her to overhear us blaming Bob."

"Jeff is right," Dominick tells everyone. "The last thing Paige needs is for this bombshell to be dropped on her. That girl has been through enough the last year, she can't take anything else right now."

"I'm surprised you feel that way," Tyler says back to him. "I know how you feel about Bob Calimo, I'd be sure you'd want Paige to stay far away from him."

Dominick sighs. "I do want her away from him but I'm more concerned about her wellbeing. That has to be the most important thing right now."

"I couldn't agree more," Robbie replies to him. "We have to put Paige first."

"Good, then we agree," Jeff says to everyone. "For now, Paige doesn't need to know anything that Bob did. And, we all have to make sure that we don't slip up in front of her."

Scene Two - The Pampa Grill

Paige waits at the bar for her take out order as her mind races about what the day is: the one year anniversary of Leah's death. She can't believe that it's been an entire year since her mother was taken from her. She still hates that she wasn't in town before Leah died; she feels like she never got to really say goodbye to her. She wipes her eyes away as the waiter brings her the order; she decided to get some food before heading over to Jeff's house. In so many ways she is dreading being with everyone today, especially after Robbie and Jeff's court battle; Paige just wants all the fighting to stop.

She turns around and freezes in her tracks when she sees Natasha, Shane, Adam and Helen walk into the restaurant together. Paige immediately remembers how Dawn asked if she had a crush on Shane; Paige hasn't really admitted it to anyone but she does find the doctor very attractive, how could a girl not? She just never admitted it out loud, until now.

Shane looks over and sees Paige standing there. He quickly excuses himself from the group and moves towards her, causing her to feel her heart start to race.

"Hi, Paige," he says to her with a warm smile on his face. "I was hoping to run into you today."

"You were?" she asks him.

"Yea," he replies to her. "I know what today is and I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am."

Paige moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "Well, thanks, I appreciate that."

"If there's anything I can do…"

"Actually, there is," Paige stuns him by looking into his eyes. "I'm really hoping to find a job of some kind and was wondering if you needed an assistant at the hospital or something. I just … I'm trying to find my way around and having a job would be great, you know?"

Shane nods back to her. "I think that would be good for you as well. Tell you what, let me think about it and I'll let you know."

"Okay, awesome," she smiles back to him before she tries to composure herself before she makes herself look like a fool in front of him. "Well, enjoy your dinner."

"Thanks, and I hope things start to get better for you."


Shane quickly makes his way to the table where he sees Natasha, Adam and Helen all sitting at. He knows that in hopes of trying to get his marriage back to being normal, he suggested that they have a double date with Adam and Helen. He only hopes that this is the start of Natasha getting back to the woman she was before her accident.

"Sorry about that," Shane says to the group as he reaches the table. "I wanted to tell Paige that we were all thinking about her today."

"I can't believe it's been a year since Leah died. It doesn't seem like it has been that long," Adam replies as he picks up a glass of red wine.

"I know," Helen agrees with him. "It seems like so much has happened since then but in a short amount of time."

"Are you okay Natasha?" Shane asks his wife, who looks lost in space.

Natasha nods back to him and fakes a smile on her face as a single tear falls down her cheek. She can't help but think of the baby she lost; another death that has happened in the last year. "Sorry," she quickly says as she wipes her eye dry. "I was pretty close to Leah at one time. It's just hard to think that it's been a year without her."

"Of course you were close to her," Helen says as she reaches over and grabs her friend's hand. "Robbie was married to her for so long. I can't imagine what you must be going through."

"None of us really know what you have gone through," Adam says back to Natasha as their eyes lock on each other for a moment. "Just know that we are all here for you, okay?"

"I really appreciate that," she smiles to her friends. "I don't know how I got so lucky, to have great friends and a great husband. I'm so lucky."

Shane smiles at the sight of his wife, thinking that maybe this dinner was the best thing he has thought of in a long time.

"Okay, enough of this," Natasha laughs a little. "We are here to have a good time, right? Let's enjoy our night out."

"To friends," Shane announces as he picks up his glass of wine and the friends toast each other, as Adam and Natasha trying not to make eye contact with one another.

Scene Three - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home

"So Mom and Dad went out with Shane and Natasha?" Dawn asks Barbara as she moves to the bar in the house and pours herself a vodka drink.

"Yes, and don't think I don't see you making yourself a drink, young lady," Barbara replies to her as she arches her eyebrow.

"Oh Grandma, please tell me you're not going to say anything," Dawn sighs heavily as she takes a sip of her drink. "It's been a long day, I just want to take the edge off."

"I won't say anything," Barbara replies to her. "But don't make this a habit, you hear me?"

"I won't, I won't," Dawn says back to her as she rolls her eyes. "I just can't believe Mom and Dad went out with Shane and Natasha."

"Believe me, I warned your mother about going out with them," Barbara finds herself telling her granddaughter as she thinks back to standing in the foyer and overhearing Adam and Natasha have a conversation.

"What? Why would you warn Mom about going out with them?" Dawn asks her as she takes another sip of her drink.

Barbara gulps and knows that she shouldn't say anything to Dawn about Adam and Helen's marriage. That's not something a child should be privy too.

"Oh, just because I know that there has been a lot going on with everyone lately," she covers, even though she immediately feels bad for lying. She grabs her cross necklace and holds it tightly.

The gesture isn't gone unnoticed by Dawn. Instead, she realizes that Barbara may know more than what she is letting on about Adam and Natasha's affair. "Don't worry Grandma, I always think there's better things for Mom and Dad to be doing than hanging out with that woman. She's no good."

Barbara nods back to her as Dawn finishes her drink. "Now, I should go get ready for bed. Have a good sleep," Dawn smiles to her as she moves over and hugs Barbara, who realizes that Dawn may know more than she is letting on as well.

Scene Four - Bar Code

"I have to admit, I never thought I would see the day that you two wanted to have drinks with me at the same time," Donovan chuckles as he picks up his beer and takes a drink of it as Savannah and Trenyce look at each other and slyly grin back at him.

Trenyce finds herself nodding before she picks up her martini. "I know that Savannah and I have a sorted history," she tells Donovan. "But, I apologized for everything that happened and I'm really trying to make an effort here."

"And so am I," Savannah replies to them both. "I accepted Trenyce's apology and I hope that we can put the past behind us now."

"Well, I love that you guys have decided this. It's so refreshing to see people bury the hatchet instead of holding on to fear and anger."

"No one needs that," Trenyce says back to them. "Let's have a toast: to new beginnings."

"I'll drink to that," Savannah replies as they all lift their glasses and toast each other.

Donovan sets his beer back down on the table and suddenly feels his stomach drop. He looks closer at the bar and can see Andy sitting there, alone, ordering another whiskey. He had hoped that after Andy's recent car accident with Victoria, he would stop drinking but clearly that is not the case.

"What is it?" Savannah asks Donovan, as she can clearly see that is upset about something.

Donovan nods his head towards the bar causing both Trenyce and Savannah to look and see Andy having another whiskey. "I thought he was going to stop drinking after the car accident?" Savannah gasps at the sight. "Robbie let him off the hook this time with not getting arrested; I'm not sure he will be so lucky nex time."

"So did I," Donovan replies to her. "I wonder if Kim knows about this."

"I don't know," Trenyce says back to them. "But I think we should probably tell her. Kim needs to know Andy is still drinking."

Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Meggan? What on earth are you doing here at this hour?" Victoria asks her former rival as she spots in her in the hallway of the hospital. She isn't used to seeing Meggan at the hospital because Meggan doesn't work there.

"I had to drop off some files for my father," she replies to Victoria as she turns around to look at the doctor. "He has a meeting here first thing in the morning."

"That was nice of you," Victoria smiles back to her, trying to be civil. "How have things been with Jeff since the court case?"

Meggan pauses for a moment and remembers when Jeff moved out of the house and into Leah's house. "I guess it's been fine. He got what he wanted; he got the house that he shared with Leah."

"I can't believe it's been a year since she…"

"I know," Meggan says back to her. "I wasn't close to Leah, for obvious reasons, but my heart does go out to Jeff and Paige today."

"Robbie is with them tonight, for the celebration of her life, I mean."

"How is Robbie doing? I can't imagine losing the house was easy on him," Meggan tells her.

Victoria shakes her head. "It hasn't been but I think he knows deep down it was the right thing. I'm just glad that this all happened. Jeff deserved that house."

Meggan arches her eyebrow and suddenly realizes that Victoria was the one who suggested the idea to Jeff to sue for Leah's estate.

"My God, it was you, wasn't it? You gave Jeff the idea to sue Robbie," Meggan gasps back to Victoria, who quickly looks over her shoulder.

She looks back at Meggan. "No one can know I did that," she whispers to her rival, knowing that Robbie would probably never forgive her if he knew the turth. "So you better keep quiet Meggan. Don't say anything, to anyone!"

Scene Six - The Cemetery; Leah's Grave

The night falls down over the graveyard as Leah's family ones gather at her tombstone. Felicia bends down at the grave and puts some red roses on the ground. She slowly touches the tombstone with her bare hand.

"I love you so much my beautiful girl," she whispers as she touches the tombstone. "I hope you know how much I miss you and I will never stop loving you."

She stands up and Tyler grabs her and pulls her into a hug and he holds as she starts to weep a little in his arms.

Paige then moves closer to her mother's grave. She looks at it for a moment before she breaks into tears. "It's not fair that you're gone. I miss you so much Mom," she whispers as Jeff comes up behind her. "No, I'm fine. I want to do this alone," she tells him as he moves away from her. She leans down and looks at the tombstone with her mother's name engraved on it. "Nothing has been the same since you left, Mom. I just wish … God, I wish that we could go back and make everything different. Just know that I love you and I wish you were every single day."

Paige stands up and moves away from the tombstone. Dominick starts passing around lanterns with candles in them. Once everyone has one, he looks at everyone and says, "It's been a year since we lost the woman we all love and cherished with our hearts. Tonight, however, let's light up the sky so everyone knows that we still love her and that we will never forget her."

"On the count of three," Tyler says to everyone. "One, two, three…"

Everyone let's go of their lanterns and they all start floating into the dark sky, the candles creating a warm glow in the air for some time. Robbie, Jeff, Dominick, Tyler, Felicia and Paige all move closer together and grab each other's hands as they look up at the floating glowing lanterns and they think about Leah and everything that they loved about her.

Scene Seven - The Tower's, The Penthouse; Cory & Robin's Home

"I'm telling you Rebecca, something wasn't right there," Cory tells his former lover as they sit beside each other on the sofa as Cory just told Rebecca about how he thinks that something is off with Robin's doctor. He went to visit his wife and when he first got there, she was thrilled to see him and they seemed to be back in a normal phase of their marriage. Then, Robin got her medication and she instantly became distant and asked Cory to leave. Something, isn't sitting right with Cory; he just isn't sure what it is.

"Are you sure you're not reading too much into this?" Rebecca asks him. "I mean, Robin is getting medication to help her. Maybe the medication has side effects."

Inside her head, Rebecca is worried about what this could really mean. She knows that she warned Melissa that Cory was going to visit Robin; she hopes her mother didn't have something to do with this but she can't rule that out knowing Melissa as well as she does.

"I'm positive," Cory replies to her. "I can't put my finger on it but I just know that there has to be something more to this."

Rebecca moves around to the other side of the sofa where Cory is sitting. She finds herself slowly moving her hands down to his neck and then his back and she starts massaging them. "You're so tense, Cory…"

He can't help but enjoy her touch but he finds himself looking back up at her. "We can't do this, Rebecca," he whispers to her. "We ended that part of our relationship and with good reason."

"I know, I just maybe…"

"No maybe's," he replies to her.

She nods and forces a smile on her face. "Okay. I think I'll go for a bath to try to relax."

"That sounds like a nice idea," he says back to her as she leaves the room. He turns his attention to his laptop and he starts looking up Robin's medication again. He continues to type into the search bar until he sees something.

His eyes open wider in shock and he leans back into the sofa. "No, it can't be. It just can't be possible…"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Barbara pays Shane a visit
- Cory and Melissa have a heated show down
- Tyler and Kim reconnect

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