Theme song: "Zombie" The Cranberries
Previously on One Day at a Time
- Cory and Robin escaped from the mental hospital but Caroline appeared
with her gun. Melissa watched as the couple made a run for it and Caroline
fired her gun at Cory
- Donovan and Lukas almost kissed while together during the summer storm
in the elevator
- Savannah's will was read and she left custody of Andrew to Frederick
- Victoria continued to hide the fact that she was the one who told Jeff
to sue for half Leah's estate to Robbie
- Under hypnosis, Frederick told Felicia that she didn't love Dominick
anymore. Later, Felicia told this to Dominick, who was stunned by her
Scene One - Raven's Meadow Mental Institution
Cory and Robin look at each other as the run through the snowy field towards
Cory's vehicle. She smiles at him and grabs his hand. "We are doing
it, Cory!" she says through her breaths. "We are really escaping
from this hell!"
Cory nods back to her. "Come on, we still have a ways to go."
"STOP!" Caroline yells from the opened door of the hospital
where she is standing. Without thinking, she aims her gun until she sees
Cory in her target. She fires three shots and the bullets quickly fly
through the air.
From the second floor, Melissa watches the action unfold from Caroline's
office. She covers her mouth in horror as she sees Cory's body freeze
in the field. Robin stops and looks at her husband, who goes pale. Cory
falls to the ground, blood oozing out of his back as all three bullets
hit him. Melissa can hear Robin scream out in pain and horror as she rushes
over to her husband, who collapses into the snow. The white powder quickly
turning a red from all the blood.
"Cory! Oh my God! Cory!" Robin cries as she leans over her husband
and touches his back. When looks at her hand, sees the blood on it and
realizes that Cory has been shot multiple times. "Oh Cory,"
she says to him as tears stroll down her face. "Stay with me, We've
come too far for this to happen now
She looks back at the mental hospital. "Help me!" she yells
through her tears. "Somebody help me! My husband has been shot! Somebody
help me please! Dear God, this can't be happening! HELP ME!"
Melissa appears at the lower door where a stunned Caroline is standing.
While she always said that she would shoot Cory if she had to, she has
never actually shot anyone before. She's stunned and unable to grasp what
has happened. Melissa looks at her as wraps herself up in her jacket.
"Nice aim," she smirks before she starts walking towards Robin.
Caroline looks at her gun then out at the body on the field. Slowly, she
walks back into the hospital, still shocked by what has happened. She
starts to tremble a little and she drops her gun. She takes a deep breath
and then slowly picks the gun up and rushes off.
Melissa arrives at Robin and looks down at her daughter. "Robin?
What happened?" Melissa asks her, trying to act like she has no idea
what has happened.
Robin looks at her mother with tears in her eyes. "Cory's been shot!
We have to help him, Mom! We have to do something! Please, we have to
Scene Two - The Sugarbowl
Craig and Lukas walk slowly side by side up to the coffee house. The two
know that their relationship has been a little rocky lately because of
Lukas' reluctance to come out to Frederick and Craig is tired of hiding
their relationship. In Craig's mind, Lukas is old enough to know that
this is who he is and he shouldn't be worried about what Frederick thinks
about his son's sexual orientation.
"I'm glad we agreed to come out for hot chocolate," Craig smiles
to Lukas as they come close to the front door.
Lukas pauses and looks at his lover. "I think it's for the best that
we talk, don't you? I don't like where things have been with us lately."
Craig is a little surprised to hear this coming from Lukas, who has been
stand-offish since the summer storm. Craig has no idea what is going through
Lukas' mind. "You've been a little distant lately, so I was surprised
that you wanted to go out and talk."
Before Lukas can reply, he turns his head and looks inside the coffeehouse.
He can see Donovan sitting at a table with Victoria, the two siblings
chatting together. Lukas immediately thinks back to the night of the summer
storm where he was trapped in the elevator with his ex and they almost
kissed. He has seen Donovan since then, and he can't deny that he is still
very attracted and drawn to him. Part of him never got over Donovan, he
thinks to himself.
He finds himself looking back at Craig and gulping; he knows that he couldn't
possibly go into the coffeehouse and let Donovan see him with Craig. "On
second thought, why don't we go back to your place and have something
stiffer to drink?" he quickly says to Craig, who arches his eyebrow.
"But, we've walked all the way here," Craig protests as he moves
closer to the window and looks inside. He can see Donovan and Victoria
as well. "Is this because Donovan is inside? I don't think he will
care to see us together. He knows that we are dating."
"I know that," Lukas quickly replies to him. "I just feel
like having a drink not hot chocolate, come on, let's go."
Craig grabs Lukas' arm and pulls him around. "Tell me what's going
on? You wanted to come out and talk and how you want to go home? I don't
Lukas feels himself growing more frustrated. "Just drop it okay?
I want to go and have a drink, are you coming or not?"
"Not until you tell me what's really going on."
"I was with Donovan the night of the summer storm, okay? Are you
happy now?" Lukas asks Craig, who opens his mouth in shock.
"You and Donovan were together the night of the storm? That happened
weeks ago, why are you only telling me this now? Where were you two? Why
were you together?" Craig asks him quickly back, his mind racing
with a million different questions.
Lukas sighs and looks at him. "Nothing happened, okay? I happened
to be at Robertson Enterprises and we both got on an elevator and we got
stuck for a couple of hours."
"You were alone in an elevator with your ex for a few hours and you
didn't think I would want to know this?" Craig asks him flabbergasted.
"Nothing happened," Lukas repeats himself to Craig. "And,
it's not like it has come up. It's part of the reason I wanted to talk
"I see," Craig replies to him. "You know what? I'm not
interested. Go grab your drink alone, and I'll do the same."
Lukas calls out to Craig, but he doesn't stop walking away from his boyfriend.
Lukas runs his hand through his hair and wonders if he even still has
a relationship with the doctor anymore.
"You're being very coy about what is going on with you," Victoria
smiles to her brother inside the coffeehouse before she takes a sip of
her latte. "And do not try to tell me nothing is going on because
I know that something is."
Donovan arches his eyebrow before he takes a sip of his hot chocolate
and looks back at his sister. He knows that things have been different
for him since the summer storm when he and Lukas were together in the
elevator and they ended up almost kissing. Since then, he hasn't been
able to stop thinking about his ex-boyfriend, even though he knows that
Lukas is dating Craig.
"Come on, Donovan," Victoria chuckles to him. "You have
to tell me something."
"Okay, okay," Donovan replies to her. "Remember how you
knew that my ex from Europe was back in town?" he asks her as she
nods her back to him. "Well, I recently spent some time with him."
"You and your ex are getting back together?" she asks in surprise
as a smile creeps on her face. "Oh, Donovan, this is amazing news."
"I didn't say that," he quickly replies to her. "He's dating
someone else. But while we were together, it just felt like old times.
I don't know Vic
"I do," she says back to him. "You're still in love with
him, aren't you?"
Donovan looks down and feels his cheeks blush. He looks back to his sister
and nods to her. "Yea, I guess I am. I still love him
She reaches over and grabs his hand. "Donovan, that's great news.
I know he's seeing someone else but if this time you two shared together
meant that much to you, maybe it meant that much to him too. You'll never
know if you don't try."
Donovan uneasily nods his head back to him. "We'll see sis. I don't
want to get my hopes up. Now, enough of that. I can't believe you haven't
told me your news yet."
"What news?" she asks him.
"Well, I'm not blind. I can see that huge diamond on your hand. When
were you going to tell me Robbie proposed?" he asks her with a grin
on his face.
She looks at her engagement ring and smiles at the sight of the large
diamond on her finger. She couldn't be happier that Robbie has finally
proposed to her, only she knows that if he ever found out her dark secret,
he would probably never forgive her.
"It's very recent," she tells Donovan. "I'm sorry I haven't
told you about this sooner. I was hoping to tell you, Mom and Natasha
all at once."
"It's okay, I know we are all busy. I'm happy for you, Victoria,"
Donovan smiles back to her. "You and Robbie have been through a lot,
it's nice that you have gotten to this place."
Victoria nods back to him and gulps at the same time. "Thank you
Donovan, that means a lot to me."
Donovan looks at his sister and can tell that something isn't right with
her. "What is it? You just grilled me about knowing something was
going on and now I am going to do the same with you. I can tell something
is troubling you with this? What is it? What could possibly be wrong with
Victoria gulps and knows that her secret is weighting on her. "If
I tell you something, will you promise not to tell anyone? I mean it Donovan,
this is something I haven't even told Mom about."
"Of course," Donovan replies to her. Behind Victoria, at the
coffee bar, Paige adds some cream to her coffee and her ears perk to the
fact that Victoria is about to tell Donovan something that she hasn't
told anyone else before. She starts stirring her coffee slower so she
can hear what Victoria is about to reveal.
"You know that Jeff sued Robbie for half of Leah's estate, right?"
she asks him, as Donovan nods his head back to her.
"Yea, Jeff won the house back in court, how could I forget that?"
Donovan asks her.
"Yes, well," Victoria continues to tell him. "I was the
one who first put the idea of suing Robbie into Jeff's mind. Robbie losing
that's all my fault."
Paige quickly turns and leaves the coffeehouse without being seen by Victoria
or Donovan, shocked by what she just overheard from Victoria. Donovan,
meanwhile, grabs Victoria's hand. "What do you think Robbie would
do it he learned the truth?"
Victoria shakes her head quickly. "That's just the thing, he can't
learn the truth. Robbie can never know the truth."
Scene Three - The Pampa Grill
Dominick sits at the bar sipping a brandy as his mind races about the
recent on-goings in his life. Eva has dumped him because he won't divorce
Felicia and recently, Felicia told him that she doesn't think she loves
him anymore. The latter came as a huge surprise to Dominick because he
always felt like he was Felicia's one and only love. He isn't sure where
the suddenly change in feelings came from.
He sips his brandy as Eva comes up to him. He arches his eyebrow, surprised
to see his ex. "Good evening to you," he says as he sets his
glass down on the bar. "You can join me for a drink, if you'd like
Eva smiles back to her former lover and takes a seat next to him. "Thank
you for the invite," she says back to him. "I was going to head
home but this seems more acceptable. As long as you realize that this
doesn't mean we are getting back together."
"I wouldn't think anything like that," he smirks back to her.
"Not that I would complain if you wanted to get back together with
me. I miss having you around."
Eva takes a sip of her red wine that has arrived and chuckles back to
him. "You don't have Felicia to keep you warm?"
Dominick takes another sip of his brandy and looks back at Eva. "There
have been some surprising developments on that front."
Eva arches her eyebrow and wonders what could have possibly happened.
The last time she saw Felicia, Eva told her to go after her husband if
that's what she wanted. "I'm not sure I understand. What has happened?"
"Well," Dominick begins to tell Eva. "I've spoken to Felicia
and she claims that she doesn't love me anymore."
Eva opens her mouth in surprise as this was the very last thing that she
thought he would tell her. "That doesn't make any sense. Ever since
she came back into town, she has claimed that she wanted your marriage
to work. Why would this change now?"
Dominick shrugs his shoulders. "I really don't know. I find it a
little odd myself."
Eva takes a sip of her wine and looks back at him. "I agree, this
is very odd indeed. Something isn't adding up to me."
"What are you saying?" Dominick asks her.
"I think there's more going on here than meets the eye," Eva
replies to him quickly.
Scene Four - The Graveyard
Chris slowly walks through the cleared pathway in the center of the graveyard
until he sees a still relatively fresh plot just ahead. He leaves the
trail and starts walking on some of the snow towards the tombstone. He
hasn't been to the tombstone of Savannah yet but he knows that he has
to come and see the woman that recently died. He has felt rocked since
he learned of her death; he feels like so many things went unsaid between
the two of them. At least, he thinks, he got to apologize for his plan
of getting Andrew back from her. The fact that when Savannah's will was
read, Frederick was left with custody of the boy still stings though,
if he is honest with himself.
He reaches the tombstone and places a bouquet of red roses at its base.
"I brought these for you," he says as he reads Savannah's name
on the stone. "I know that roses were your favorite."
He kneels down and reaches his hand to touch the tombstone before he looks
down at the ground. "This all seems so unfair, Savannah," he
says as he looks up at the tombstone again. "You didn't do anything
wrong. You were the victim in all of this mess. First, by having Dave
steal Andrew from you. Then, when the truth came out, people thought you
were the bad guy for taking Andrew away from Trenyce when you just wanted
your son back. And, finally, then in my horrible plan to use you to get
He feels himself getting water in his eyes but he fights the tears back.
"I know I said I was sorry for that plan but, God, it doesn't feel
like enough now. It all seems so pointless. All this time we wasted fighting
when the only important thing was Andrew and his happiness. I just hope
that you can, wherever you are, forgive me. Please Savannah, send me a
sign that you forgive me."
Suddenly Chris looks up and sees some large snowflakes starting to fall
from the sky. He smiles a little and looks back at the tombstone and nods
his head to her. "Thank you for this," he says with a grin on
his face. "I miss you and despite everything that happened, I did
Scene Five - The Pampa Grill
Rebecca opens the door to the restaurant and quickly scans around. She
is desperately trying to find Dominick after she got an urgent text message
from Melissa telling her that Cory had been shot. Rebecca feels her heart
racing a million times a minute thinking about the man she loves been
injured like this; Cory getting shot was never supposed to be a part of
the plan. And now, she realizes, that the plan has gone way too far.
She spots Dominick sitting at the bar and quickly rushes over to him.
"Dominick, thank God I found you," she says, as a tear falls
down her cheek.
Eva and Dominick look over at Rebecca. "I don't know if you realize
this," Dominick begins to say back to her. "But you're interrupting
a private conversation between me and Eva."
"I know and I'm sorry but this couldn't wait. It's about Robin and
Cory," Rebecca continues.
"You look upset, what's wrong?" Eva asks her, seeing that she
is crying a little.
"Robin and Cory escaped the mental institution," Rebecca begins
to tell them. "And, I don't know all the details but," she is
unable to continue as she covers her mouth as more tears fall down her
"What happened? Where is my daughter?" Dominick asks her as
he fears the worst.
"She's fine as far as I know but Cory
" Rebecca begins
to say as she takes a deep breath to control herself. "He was shot!"
Scene Six - Raven's Meadow Mental Institution
"Yes, I'm at Raven's Meadow," Melissa says into her telephone
with a sense of urgency in her voice. "And my son in law has been
shot. Please hurry! We need to get him to the hospital immediately."
Robin looks back at her mother with tears streaming down her face. "Where
is the ambulance?" she asks Melissa, as she hangs up the phone.
"They are on the way," Melissa tells her. "Don't worry,
Robin. Everything will work out just fine, you'll see."
"That's easy for you to say! Your husband is laying in a pool of
blood right now! My God, how did this happen? Who would want to shoot
Cory?" she asks her mother before she turns back to her husband and
puts her head closer to his. "You stay with me Cory, do you hear
me? We've come too far for it to end this way. You hang on
I can't lose you. I love you! God, where is that damn ambulance?"
Next on One Day at a Time
- Things get out of hand between Natasha & Dawn
- Trenyce supports Tyler in his time of need
- Eva suspects something is going on after she sees Frederick & Felicia