Episode 363

Your Little Masquerade
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: October 16, 2016

Episode Theme song: "Swept Away" the xx

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Bob awoke after suffering a stroke but he had no memory of the last year
- Kim and Tyler agreed to try to make their relationship work
- Frederick put Felicia back under hypnosis and told her that she didn't love Dominick. Eva, meanwhile, ended her relationship with Dominick
- Paige told Jeff that they would never be a family as long as he was dating Meggan
- Dawn lashed out at Adam after his affair with Natasha came to light. Shane and Natasha also fought about her infidelity
- Cory and Robin planned to escape the mental facility as Caroline told Melissa that Cory wouldn't get away with it and showed her a gun

Scene One - Raven's Meadow Mental Institution

Cory looks over at Robin, who has fallen asleep in the heating vent as they await their time to escape the mental facility. He watches her sleep for a moment and a smile creeps over his face, as he is thrilled that he and his wife are so close to being together again; he knows that escaping the mental institution is drastic but he couldn't let Melissa and Caroline continue to drug Robin just to keep her there so they wouldn't be together. He can't wait until they can actually leave and start living their lives together again.

He moves closer to the wall, where there is a large panel and the vent would lead to the exterior of the building. He pushes it out and the opening falls to the ground. He looks outside and breathes the fresh air; he doesn't hear the alarms ringing anymore, which is a good sign that it may be a good time for him and Robin to try to make a mad dash to his vehicle. Then, they would be truly free.

He turns back and looks at Robin. He puts his hand on her shoulder. "Hey," he says as he lightly shakes her. "It's time to go."

Robin slowly opens her eyes and then squints them as the sun beats against her face. "Really?" she asks as she wakes up. "Sorry, I must have dozed off."

"No need to apologize," he tells her. "I'm going to jump down. Once I'm on the ground, you follow and I will try to catch you."

Robin nods back to him. "Cory," she calls out to him before he jumps. "Be careful."

"Come right behind me, okay?" he asks her as she nods and he jumps out of the vent. The fall isn't too bad as they are only on the third floor. Cory hits the ground and coughs a little as some of the wind gets knocked out of him. He looks up and sees Robin peak her head out of the vent opening.

"Are you okay?" she asks him as he slowly stands up.

"I'm fine, come on, I'll catch you," he tells her as Robin takes a deep breath and jumps down. Cory does his best to catch her. Robin looks up at her husband and smiles as she realizes they are actually outside. She had been inside for so long she had forgotten what fresh air in her lungs felt like.

"We did it!" she smiles as they hug. "We are free!"


Caroline looks over at Melissa as they stand in their office. "Turning off the alarms was a brilliant move," Melissa tells the doctor, who is loading her gun.

Caroline nods back to her. "I know," she replies. "They will think that it's safe to emerge and that's when I will pounce."

Melissa watches as Caroline holds her gun up. "You better make sure my daughter isn't hurt," she warns Caroline. Melissa doesn't care what happens to Cory but she knows that Robin must be safe at all times.

"She will be fine," Caroline replies to her as their eyes lock. "Cory, however, I can't make any promises."

Before Melisa can reply, Caroline's phone rings. "Hello," she says into the receiver. "Where are they? I'm on my way."

"What is it?" Melissa asks her as Caroline races towards the door.

"Robin and Cory were spotted outside, they must be making a run for it!"

"Don't let them get away!" Melissa yells at her as Caroline rushes off, her gun in her hand. "Robin can't be with that man!"

Scene Two - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I'm just at the hospital," Kim tells Tyler as she talks to her lover into her cell phone. "I'm here to see Bob. Why don't you meet me here and we can go for dinner afterwards?...Perfect, I'll see you soon."

She hangs up the phone and can't help but get a smile on her face. For the first time in a very long time, Kim feels like her life is on track. Her and Tyler have finally agreed to put the past behind them and move forward together. She hasn't been this content in months, mostly because of everything that happened with her and Bob leading up to this moment. She stops and thinks about her husband, who has finally woken up from his stroke. The good news is that he is awake and now, she will find out exactly the state Bob is in. She looks over and sees Craig coming into the waiting room.

"Craig," Kim smiles to him. "I was just about to come find you. Natasha told me that Bob woke up but before I saw him I would have to see you. Is everything okay?"

Craig looks back at Kim and uneasily nods to her. He knows that Bob can't remember the last year of his life and Craig will need Kim to play along with her husband. The worst thing that they could do right now is upset Bob and confuse him; it could delay his recovery.

"I'm glad that you waited before you saw Bob," Craig finally says back to her. "He has woken up but he doesn't remember the last year of his life."

Kim's mouth opens in shock as she knows that so much happened in the last year between her and her husband. He threw her out after the affair with Tyler came out; they learned Tyler's real identity and Bob gave her the ultimatum: Blake or their marriage and Kim choose her son. She can't believe that all of those memories are gone from Bob's mind. How could he forget all that pain?

"I don't understand," Kim manages to stutter out. "How can he not remember?"

"It's pretty common with patients that suffer from a stroke. The lack of oxygen to Bob's brain caused him to have a memory loss," Craig explains to her.

"How long will this last?"

Craig shrugs his shoulders. "We aren't sure. It could last a day or it could last a year, or the memories may never come back," Craig continues to tell her. "But, we can't tell Bob what has happened. The shock and confusion of not remembering an entire year could be disastrous to his recovery."

"What are you saying?" Kim asks him in surprise. "Are you saying I have to pretend that this year didn't happen? I have to pretend to be his loving wife?"

Craig nods back to her. "At least until he is strong enough to handle the truth about what happened this past year. Can you do this?"

Kim gulps. "What other choice do I have?"

Craig gives her an uneasy smile. "Good," he tells her. "Because Bob has been asking to see you."

Scene Three - The Pampa Grill

Victoria looks over at Robbie as he takes a sip of his beer. The two of them have been at the Pampa Grill most of the evening planning their wedding. She can't believe that they are actually engaged and planning to be married; after everything that they have been through, she seems like it is a bit unreal. She hopes that she can try to forget about telling Jeff to sue Robbie for half of Leah's estate; she knows that Robbie would probably never forgive her.

"What do you think of these flowers?" she asks him as she moves her IPad over to him and he looks at the screen, trying to focus on the wedding.

"I think they are fine," he replies to her. "The colours would work with your theme that you have planned."

"Are you just saying that to please me?" she asks him as a sly grin comes across her face.

He looks back at her and grabs her hand. "We've been through so much Victoria," he replies to her. "I just want this day to be perfect for you."

She nods back to him as she recalls their last conversation at the hospital where Victoria admitted to Robbie that she knew about his role in Dominick's plan of revenge against Bob. "We never did finish our conversation at the hospital, you know."

"I think we did," Robbie says back to her before he takes another chug of his beer. "You know that I teamed up with Dominick. I never wanted my father to be hurt but that doesn't change what he did to Leah last summer. Dominick and I, we've never forgotten that. I know that my Dad having a stroke wasn't exactly what I had planned but…"

"But what?" she asks him. "You can't change the fact that your Dad could have died."

"I know," he continues to tell her. "But he will be fine. And now we are planning our wedding, I think that should be focus going forward, don't you?"

Victoria smiles back to him. "I think focusing on us for a change is the best idea you've had all day."

He leans in and gives her a kiss on the lips. "Good, then lets finish planning our wedding."

Scene Four - The Claus House; Jeff & Felicia's Home

Jeff pours himself a glass of red wine and takes a drink of it. He puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out a black ring box. He slowly opens the ring box and looks at a large diamond ring inside the box. He closes it quickly and sighs as he thinks of Meggan. He moves over to the fire place and looks at the raging flames for a moment. He picks up a picture of Leah that sits on the mantel and runs his hand over the glass.

"I hope you know that I don't want to hurt you," he whispers to the image of his dead wife. "But I am ready to move on with my life. And Meggan, she makes me so happy Leah. I think you'd want me to be happy."

Before he can say anything else, he hears the front door bell ring. He puts the picture back on the mantel and moves to the door. He opens it and is surprised to see Paige standing there.

"Paige, please come in," he tells his daughter.

"Thank you," she replies to him as she moves into the living room. "You seemed surprised to see me. You asked me to come over, remember?"

"I remember," he winks back at her. "I'm just surprised that you rang the bell. This is still your home, I thought you'd just come in."

She fakes a smile on her face. "I am starting to consider the Calimo mansion my home," she replies to him quickly as he uneasily nods back to her. "Sorry, I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable."

"No, don't apologize," he says back to his daughter. "I'm just glad you came over tonight. I didn't like how we left our last conversation."

Paige gulps as Jeff moves over and picks up his glass of wine. "You mean when I told you we wouldn't be a family if you were dating Meggan? Because, I still feel that way, Dad."

"Oh Paige," he sighs back to her. "You know I just want to be happy, right?" he asks her as she nods back to him. "After your mother died, I didn't think I would find that kind of happiness again but I have with Meggan. She really makes me happy."

"What are you saying?" she asks him.

He pulls out the ring box from his pants. "I'm going to ask Meggan to marry me."

Paige shakes her head in horror. "You can't be serious!" she yells at him as she feels the blood drain from her face because Jeff is telling the truth. "If you marry that woman you will lose me forever!"

"Paige, please," Jeff tries to tell her.

"No, stay away from me! I just told you what would happen if you marry that woman. You won't have a daughter anymore," Paige whispers to him as she turns around and leaves the house. The door slams shut causing Jeff to shut his eyes, wondering if Paige will ever come around to accepting the new woman in his life.

Scene Five - Dominick's Townhouse

"This is a nice surprise," Dominick says to Felicia as he welcomes her into the living room of his townhouse. He hadn't seen his wife in a few days, which is probably for the best because he knows that she recently went back under hypnosis with Frederick, despite his protests. And, Dominick has also wanted some alone time to help him get over the fact that Eva has left him.

"I wanted to see you," she tells him as she drops her large Louis Vuitton bag on his sofa. "I've made a decision about something and I wanted you to hear it from me."

"What is this decision?" he asks her as he picks up his brandy and takes a drink of it. "Can I get you a drink?"

"I'd love some wine," she replies to him as he moves to the bar and pours her a glass. "I've decided to move out of Jeff's house."

Dominick's eye open wider in surprise as he passes her a glass of red liquid. "Well, that certainly is a surprise. Where do you think you'll go?"

"I'm moving in with Tyler for the time being," she informs him. "I think it's time. It's not the same living in the house without Leah being there and Tyler offered me one of the guest rooms in his house."

"Are you sure this is a good idea?"

"Of course I do," she says back to him. "I'll be with our son and our grandson all the time. I think it's the perfect decision to make."

Dominick nods back to her. "That settles it then," he smiles back to her. "Let me know if you need any help moving."

"I will, thank you," she says back to him. "Now, what is going on with you?"

Dominick pauses of a moment and knows that he can't tell her that he's dealing with the loss of Eva because the two of them were hiding their relationship from Felicia because he is still married to her. "You know, the same old. Busy as ever at the office."

"You always did work yourself too hard," she smiles back to him as she takes another drink of wine.

"How was the hypnosis session? Did you uncover any other secrets?" he asks her, changing the topic. He still hates that Frederick convinced Felicia to go back under.

"No," she replies to him as she moves some of her hair behind her ear. "I suppose that's a good thing, though, right? I'm thinking of having another session just to be sure."

Dominick uneasily nods back to his wife. "I wish you wouldn't but I know that I can't change your mind."

Felicia wags her finger at him. "You're finally learning that you can't control me," she laughs.

"It's only taken me twenty some odd years," he laughs back to her. They stop and end up looking at each other in the eyes. He moves closer to his wife. "This is nice, just being open like this again."

"It is, isn't it?" she replies as she licks her lips a little. She stops Dominick when he moves in to try to kiss her. "What are you doing?" she asks him as she walks away from him.

"A husband can't kiss his wife?" he asks her, surprised by the rejection.

Felicia can't believe what she is thinking or feeling but she finds herself saying, "So much has happened, Dominick. I don't know if I'm still in love with you."

Dominick's mouth opens in shock as for so long the reason he put off filing for divorce and moving on with Eva is because of Felicia's feelings. "You're full of surprises tonight," he manages to say, wondering where this suddenly change of heart came from.

"I suppose I am," she uneasily smiles at him as something tells her inside that she does love Dominick but she is thinking that she doesn't anymore.

Scene Six - The Pampa Grill

Natasha sits at the bar and orders another a glass of merlot. She is sitting by herself as she just needed to get away from everything and everyone. She has made a mess of her life and she knows that she has no one to blame but herself. The worst part is, she has no idea how to go about fixing her marriage since the truth of her affair with Adam has come out. Shane is rightfully livid with her and Helen can't even stand to look at her.

"What am I going to do?" she asks herself as her glass of wine arrives in front of her.

"Well isn't this nice," Dawn snips at Natasha as she comes up behind her. "Waiting at the bar for the next taken man to sit next to you? Trying to ruin yet another family tonight?"

Natasha turns around and looks at Dawn. "When will you let this anger go Dawn? You used to be such a lovely young woman."

Dawn chuckles a little at her rival. "I saw you sleeping with my father! My mother is now a mess because of the pain you've caused her! And you want me to let go of my anger?"

"You and I both know that you've done your share of hurting in this entire situation," Natasha replies to her. "You blackmailed me, remember? I wanted to tell the truth months ago, but no, what did you say to me that day on the pier? If I said anything, you'd tell everyone that I was pregnant with Adam's baby! You're far from innocent in all of this."

"Don't you dare mention that again," Dawn spits back to her. "Because you know what? Even if you did try to tell anyone that I blackmailed you, no one would believe you. You've been lying about your affair for months. It would only make you look desperate now."

"Don't worry," Natasha replies to her quickly. "I have no intentions of telling anyone what you did. I'm trying to move on from this all."

"What did I just hear?" Adam asks them as he comes up to both women with a look of utter shock on his face. "What's this that my daughter was blackmailing you?"

Dawn turns and looks at her father and gulps wondering how she can explain this to her father; no one was ever supposed to find out that she was blackmailing Natasha.

Scene Seven - Twin Peaks General Hospital

Kim slowly opens the door to Bob's hospital room and he immediately looks over at his wife getting a smile on his face as he does so.

"You came," he whispers to her, as he still feels a little weak from his stroke.

"Of course I came," Kim says back to him as she moves closer to the bed. "I've been worried sick about you."

"I'm going to be fine," he says as she sits next to him. He reaches for her hand and she grabs his. He moves it to his lips and kisses her hand. "I've missed you."

Kim uneasily smiles back to her husband. "I've missed you too. The good news is that the doctor's think you're going to make a full recovery."

"I hope so," Bob replies to her. "I can't wait to go home and make love to my beautiful wife."

Kim feels her eyes swell with water. "Hey now, one step at a time," she chuckles, knowing that she can't possibly be sexual with Bob. She's committed herself to Tyler and the man laying in the bed in front of her was a monster to her.

"As long as we are together," Bob whispers to her as he moves her hand to his lips again for another kiss. "We will get through anything."

Kim smiles back to her as Tyler appears at Bob's hospital door and peers inside the window. He turns away when he sees Bob kiss Kim's hand. His mind races about what could be going on inside the room between the husband and wife, since Kim just committed herself to him and their future together.

Scene Eight - Raven's Meadow Mental Institution

"Are you okay?" Cory asks Robin, as they look at each other outside of the mental institution as she stands up from the ground.

"I'm fine," she says with a little laugh. "I can't believe we escaped!"

"We aren't out of the woods just yet," he tells her. "We have to run. Are you up for that?"

Before Robin can reply, a door opens and Caroline emerges, locking eyes with Cory and then Robin. She gets a wicked grin on her face. "Don't move, either one of you."

Cory and Robin look at each other. "The car isn't too far away," he whispers to his wife. "Let's run."

Robin smiles back to him and grabs his hand. "One, two, three … Go!"

They start running in the field through the snow. Robin looks back at Cory. "We are doing it Cory!"

"Stop!" Caroline screams from the doorway as she pulls out her gun. From the window on the second floor in Caroline's office, Melissa watches everything unfolding as she is worried that Robin will get hurt. "I have a gun and I will use it!" Caroline yells at the couple.

She aims her gun and quickly sees a running Cory in her target. She fires three shots into the air!

Next on One Day at a Time
- Craig learns where Lukas was during the summer storm
- Chris asks for forgiveness
- Caroline shoots someone!

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