Episode 357

It Weighs So Heavily
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: September 04, 2016

Episode Theme song: "Not Loving You" Mary J Blige

Previously on One Day at a Time
- During a summer rain storm, Andy went to the Calimo cabin with Savannah, as she was going to meet Kim, Donovan and Trenyce there so they could hold an intervention with him. The rain kept the other three away and Savannah was shocked when Andy started drinking. He refused to stop and she went for a bath. A radio fell into the bath and electrocuted Savannah. In the morning, the other three arrived to find Andy passed out and Savannah dead
- Cory was horrified to learn that Melissa got Robin's power of attorney and that she is working with Liam's sister, Caroline, to keep Robin in the mental institution. Rebecca, meanwhile, drugged Cory and they slept together again
- Dominick saw Melissa and Rebecca together
- Shane read Natasha's hospital file and learned that she was pregnant. He raced to find her but he was in a car accident

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

"You really don't remember anything that happened at the cabin?" Kim asks Andy as she brings him a cup of tea and she sits next to him on the sofa in his condo. Andy still looks a bit rough from the previous night's heavy drinking at the cabin with some bags under his eyes. Kim knew that they had to get him out of the cabin as soon as she, Trenyce and Donovan discovered Savannah's dead body. Kim is now trying to understand exactly what happened. She just hopes that Andy had nothing to do with Savannah's death, but because he was drinking so heavily she has no idea what he could be capable of. The sight of Savannah's dead body is haunting Kim as well.

Andy takes a sip of the tea and looks over at his sister. He has a terrible feeling in the pit of his stomach that she is trying to tell him something bad happened. He just can't recall too much of the previous night because of how much he drank.

"I remember some things," he tells her, as he thinks back to the cabin. "Savannah and I got there but there was this crazy rain storm. Some of the lightning was so close to the cabin, we could feel the entire place shake at one point."

Kim looks back at him. "Yea, the storm was the worse we had in years. Why were you drinking so much last night?"

Andy gulps and looks down at his tea. "I had this idea," he whispers back to her, recalling his train of thought before he left for the cabin. "That if I could show you, Trenyce, Donovan and Savannah that I was capable of holding my alcohol that you would all stop thinking that I had a drinking problem. I don't have a problem," he continues to tell her, although he is trying to convince himself of it as well. "I'm just tired of everyone thinking that I do. I thought my plan would work."

Kim uneasily nods back to him. "Do you remember Savannah going upstairs?"

"What's with all these questions?" Andy asks her as he stands up and sets his tea down. "So, I had some drinks during a rain storm. What's the big deal?"

Kim stands up and looks at her brother. "Something happened last night, Andy. I am just trying to piece it all together."

"What happened? Please, just tell me," Andy pleads with his sister, realizing that something serious must have happened.

"Okay, but brace yourself," Kim says back to him, as Andy uneasily looks back at her.. "It's Savannah. When we got to the cabin, there was this horrible smell…"

Andy shakes his head in confusion. "I don't understand."

"Trenyce found Savannah in the bathtub," Kim says as she tries not to get choked up. "Somehow, a radio fell into the bath… Savannah was electrocuted. She died last night, Andy."

Andy's face suddenly goes pale and he feels ill. "My God," he gasps as more memories come back to him. "That was when the lights flickered in the cabin. I can't believe this. I can't believe I didn't know. Oh my God…"

Before Kim can say anything else, she hears her cell phone start to ring. She goes to her purse and grabs her phone. "Hello," she says into her phone. Kim's heart sinks into her stomach as she hears what the person tells her. "I'll be right there."

"What is it?" Andy asks her, still trying to cope with the fact that Savannah is dead.

Kim looks at her brother as she collects her stuff. "It's Bob, he's in the hospital. He had a stroke last night," she tells him, as she starts to feel a little overwhelmed with another crisis. "I have to go, but Andy, this conversation isn't over!"

Scene Two - The Sugarbowl

Rebecca stands at the coffee bar putting some cream and sugar into her hot cup of java. She saw Cory at the penthouse this morning, but he was livid that they slept together again so she came to the coffee house for her caffeine fix. She can't stop thinking about the other night when Cory was at home, upset about the fact that Melissa and Caroline are working to keep Robin in the mental institution so she won't be able to reunite with Cory. She tried to get Cory back into her bed but he rejected her and that's why she drugged him. Rebecca knows that Cory ended their affair but she still wants him, badly. She has to figure out a way to get him back, which is exactly why she has been going along with Melissa's plan.

She turns around and is startled to see Dominick standing directly behind her, glaring at her. "Goodness, you scared me Dominick."

Dominick gets a devilish grin on his face as he recalls seeing Rebecca and Melissa talking to one another on the pier a few weeks earlier. He doesn't know what, exactly, is going on, but he knows that Melissa being back in town doesn't mean anything good for Cory or Robin.

"Did I?" he finally says back to her in a haunting whisper. "That's good. You should remember that feeling of me scaring you."

Rebecca arches her eyebrow. "What the hell are you trying to do to me? You are a creep, you know that?"

She goes to walk past him but he grabs her arm and spins her around. "Let go of me!" she says to him in a raised voice.

"Not until you hear what I have to say," Dominick glares back at her. "I know what you've been doing and I'm not going to let you get away with it."

"What have I been doing?"

"I know that Melissa is back in town," Dominick reveals to her as Rebecca tries to keep her cool. "I saw you two on the pier. I don't know what you've been up too, but mark my words I will find out the truth."

Rebecca wrestles her arm away from Dominick and then quickly rushes out of the coffeehouse. She stops when she's outside and tries to catch her breath. With Dominick knowing that Melissa is back, Rebecca knows that she has to alert her mother. They have to make sure that nothing goes wrong in their plan. "We've worked far too hard to get where we are," Rebecca whispers to herself.

Scene Three - Raven's Meadow Mental Institution

Cory stands in a supply closet of the mental institution where Robin is staying and looks down at himself as he is wearing a set of scrubs. He can't over the fact that he other day he woke up in his bed with Rebecca next to him. He can't believe he left himself get sucked into sleeping with her again, but it happened, even though he doesn't remember the act itself. He knows, however, that he can't think about that right now. Cory has been racking his brain trying to figure out how to help Robin get out of the institution. Since she turned over power of attorney to Melissa, Cory knows that he can't just take her out of the institution, which is what he had planned on doing. The fact that Melissa is working with Caroline Fitzpatrick, Liam's sister, only adds to the complexity of the situation. Liam is the man who kidnapped Robin, causing their baby to be stillborn. Robin, then pushed him out of a window, causing his death. Cory knows that he has to do something to get Robin out of this place before it's too late.

He knows what he is about to do may seem drastic but he doesn't know what else to do. He moves closer to the door and opens it very slightly. He can see a nurse leaving Robin's hospital room. He closes the door and waits for a few minutes hoping that the nurse will have walked by the door that he is standing behind. He waits and then opens the door again. He doesn't see anything so he opens the door further and sticks his head out. He looks both ways and realizes that the coast is clear.

He quickly leaves the room and rushes down to Robin's hospital room. He looks in the window and sees her sitting on the sofa in her room. He opens the door and quickly moves inside, knowing that he has to act quickly before Robin gets another dose of her medication.

Robin looks up and is surprised to see her husband standing there, especially wearing scrubs. "What is going on?" she asks him as she stands up. "Cory, what are you doing here? And, why are you dressed like a doctor?"

Cory turns to her and puts one finger over his mouth as he comes up to her. "I'm going to help you get out of here," he whispers to her. "Do you trust me?"

Robin nods back to him and hugs him. "It's okay Robin," he whispers into her ear. "You just have to follow my lead, okay?"

They exit their hug and she smiles at him. "I love you."

"I love you too," he smiles back to her. "Now, here's what we are going to do."

Scene Four - The Calimo Mansion

Paige looks outside into the garden from the French doors of the living room of the Calimo mansion. She sighs as she recalls a few weeks earlier when Robbie and Jeff both showed up and tried to get her to forgive them for making her testify in court when Jeff sued Robbie for half of Leah's estate. She still doesn't know how to forgive either man for that. She still feels so humiliated from the entire ordeal. She shakes her head, not wanting to dwell on that.

She turns around walks over to the bar and pours herself a glass of iced tea and takes a sip of it. She moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "I just wish things weren't so complicated," she says to herself.

She then hears Rosario answer the front door. Within a few minutes, Jeff enters the living room and looks at his daughter. Before Paige can protest, Jeff puts his hands up. "I'm not here to fight with you," he says to her. "I just wanted to see you. I miss you, Paige. You can't blame me for missing my daughter."

Paige turns around and shuts her eyes from her father. If she is honest with herself, she misses him too. And she misses Robbie. She just doesn't know how to get over this anger and betrayal.

"And you don't have to say anything," Jeff continues to tell her. "I can do the speaking. I've been working a lot on this new line at Robertson Enterprises. It's going to come out next year, I think. I've been thinking about calling it Leah, after, well you know."

Paige turns around as a single tear falls down her cheek. "I think that's really nice, Dad," she whispers to him, touched by his gesture.

"I thought you'd like that," he says back to her as he moves closer to her. "I know I've made a lot of mistakes, but I'm really trying here, Paige."

Paige nods back to him. "I know you are," she says as she grabs his hand. "I'm trying to. I hate all of this fighting."

Jeff pulls her into a hug. "At least this could maybe a start of mending these fences?" he asks her as they hold each other for a moment longer, feeling for the first time in a long time, he's making head way with Paige.

Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I came as soon as I heard," Kim announces as she walks into the waiting room at the hospital and sees Natasha and Robbie sitting in the chair across from each other. "How is Bob?"

Natasha looks over and sees her best friend. She stands up and hugs Kim. "We don't really know many details yet," Natasha tells her.

"We've been waiting for the doctor's to come and tell us some information," Robbie tells her back as she stands up. "Craig should be coming any time now."

Kim shakes her head in shock. "I don't understand how this happened."

"We don't know all the details," Robbie replies to her. "All we know is that Eva found him in his office. Thank God, she was there when she was or he could have died." Robbie keeps the fact that Dominick called him shortly after and announced to him that their plan to get revenge on Bob may have worked. Robbie still doesn't know what exactly what Dominick did but he knows he has to figure it out. He doesn't know if he can forgive himself if he played a role in this.

"Thank God for Eva," Kim tells them. She knows that she and Bob haven't been seeing eye to eye lately but she doesn't want him to be ill or worse, die. "I just hope we can get an update on him very soon."

Before she can say anything else, Craig enters the waiting room. "Craig, what's going on? How is my father?" Robbie asks him, desperate for answers.

Craig looks at them. "He made it through the night, which is the good news. Still, he lost a lot of oxygen. He may have a very long road of recovery ahead of him. We need him to wake up before we can access the full damage that has been done."

"But he will be okay?" Natasha asks as she feels relief.

"Natasha, I need to talk to you about something else," Craig tells her as she arches her eyebrow and they move off to the side together.

"Well, I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear that your father will be okay," Kim says to Robbie as they look at each other. "I know we aren't going through the best time in our marriage but I never wanted anything like this to happen to him.

"I believe you," Robbie smiles back to her as he grabs her hand. "You and my Dad have had a tough couple of months. This was just an accident. That's all."

"Speaking of accidents," Kim tells him. "I think there's something you should know."

Robbie arches his eyebrow. "What's going on?"

"It's Savannah Pherson," Kim replies in a whisper. "She died last night."


"I don't know if you know, but Shane was admitted late last night as well," Craig tells Natasha as they stand further away from Kim and Robbie.

"What?" Natasha gasps. "What's wrong with my husband?"

"He was in a car accident," Craig informs her. "He was driving in the storm and he hit another vehicle."

Natasha feels the blood drain from her face as first her father is in the hospital, now comes news that her husband is also in the hospital. "Is he okay? Will he be okay? Why was he driving in that storm?"

"He is sleeping right now," Craig tells her. "But yes, he should make a full recovery."

"I need to see him," Natasha says back to him, her heart racing at the thought of both her father and husband in critical condition.

"Of course," Craig replies to her as Natasha quickly exits the hospital room, her mind still wondering about why Shane would have been driving in that storm.


Victoria is walking down the hallway of the hospital and she stops in front of Shane's office door. She moves closer to it for a moment before she touches his hand plaque.

"Thank goodness you will be okay," she says, knowing that Shane was admitted to the hospital following his car accident. She wonders why he was driving in the storm. Earlier in the evening, he had sent Paige home to make sure that she was safe. "It doesn't make sense that you would have driven in that storm. Safety is always on the top of his priority list."

She opens the door to his office and quickly moves inside. She looks around and doesn't see anything out of the ordinary. She moves up to his desk and that's when she sees it. Laying on his desk is a file that reads: "Natasha Calimo".

Victoria feels the blood drain from her face as she walks around the desk and picks up the file. She opens it and realizes that it's her file for when Natasha fell down the stairs.

"My God," she gasps. "He read the file and learned that Natasha was pregnant when she fell down the stairs. That's why he left here in such a craze. Shane learned the truth," she says to herself as she looks up in shock that Shane broke hospital rules to learn the truth.

Next on One Day at a Time
- News of Savannah's death continues to spread around town
- Jeff and Paige's relationship takes another hit
- Robbie confronts Dominick

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