Theme song: "Elastic Heart" Sia
Previously on One Day at a Time
- Victoria and Robbie announced to Paige that they were getting married
and she asked them if it was some kind of joke as she knows that it was
Victoria who told Jeff to sue Robbie for half of Leah's estate. Dawn,
meanwhile, encouraged Paige to pursue her crush on Shane
- Eva overheard a conversation between Frederick and Jemma, thus learning
their past secret
- Adam and Helen remained at odds after the truth of his affair with Natasha
was revealed. They were shocked to learn of Dawn's blackmail scheme against
- Robin was relieved when Cory survived surgery. Melissa, however, told
her to leave her husband
Scene One - The Sugarbowl
"I'm surprised to see you here this morning," Robbie tells Paige
as he walks up to the window bar where she is sitting. He recalls how
the previous evening he and Victoria told Paige that they are engaged
and she didn't take the news so well. He understands that she is still
struggling with Leah's death but he wishes that she would try to move
on because they can't keep living life wishing Leah would come back. He
just hopes that somehow he can get through to the girl he thought was
his daughter for so many years. "I was sure you'd be at the mansion
helping Bob and Rosario put Thanksgiving dinner together."
Paige turns around and looks at Robbie. "I wanted to get some air.
I can't imagine how lovely dinner will be later," she says, her voice
filled with sarcasm.
"You always loved family gatherings," Robbie replies to her.
"I don't understand why this year would be any different."
"Where do I begin?" she asks him back. "How about with
Natasha and the fact that she slept with Adam behind Shane's back? I doubt
Shane will even show up now. And then there's you, and your engagement
Robbie sighs and sits next to Paige. "I don't understand why you're
so against my relationship with Victoria," he tells her. "We've
been together for a long time, even before your Mom died. It's not like
this relationship is anything new."
"It doesn't mean that the relationship is healthy or honest,"
Paige spits back to him, knowing that Victoria is the one who convinced
Jeff to sue Robbie for half of Leah's estate. Paige still hates that she
was forced to go on the witness stand at the trial and now that she knows
that it was Victoria's idea, she blames her for the entire ordeal.
"I'm not sure I understand," he admits to her. "Why wouldn't
my relationship with Victoria being honest or healthy? I love her very
"You wouldn't if you knew the truth," she quickly blurts out
before she realizes what she is saying. "Forget I said anything."
"No," Robbie stops her from leaving her chair. "Tell me,
what truth are you talking about?"
Paige sighs and looks back at him. "It was Victoria," she replies
to him. "She's the one who told Jeff to sue you for Mom's estate.
The woman you want to marry is the same person who took everything away
Eva steps into the coffeehouse and quickly walks inside as the cool November
air is nippy this morning. She collects herself and moves closer into
the lineup, hoping that they still have some croissant's as she wants
to serve them with her lunch that she is having with Donovan and Victoria.
Natasha usually goes to the Calimo mansion for Thanksgiving, but she hopes
her other daughter will stop in as well.
After she places her order, she waits for the barista to pack up her food.
She turns and sees Frederick enter the coffeehouse and she takes a deep
breath as she recalls the previous night in his office; Eva had gone to
look into Felicia's hypnosis sessions but when Frederick arrived, she
hid under his desk. To her surprise, Jemma showed up and she and Frederick
rehashed their past together. Never in her wildest dreams did Eva think
that she would such a deep, dark secret of Frederick's.
"Happy Thanksgiving Eva," he smiles to her as he approaches
her, not realizing what is going through her mind. When she doesn't respond
right away, he looks at her again. "Eva? Are you okay?"
She finally snaps out of it and looks back at him. "Oh, sorry, I
was a million miles away just now."
"It looked that way, is everything alright?" he asks her.
She nods back to him. "I'm fine," she tells him. She turns around
and collects her purchases from the barista. "Do you have a moment
to talk for a second?"
"Sure," Frederick replies to her as he indicates for her to
move to one of the booths near the back of the coffeehouse. "Clearly
something is on your mind."
"I know everything, Frederick," she tells him as they sit across
from each other.
He arches his eyebrow. "I'm not sure I understand."
"I know what happened between you and Jemma, Daisy's Aunt,"
she reveals to him as he feels the blood drain from his face.
He suddenly gets very stern with her as he leans in closer to her so no
one will hear what they are talking about. "I don't know what exactly
you think you know, Eva. But, you best stay out of my business."
Eva looks back to him as he stands up and walks away from her. She feels
her heart racing inside her head. "He didn't deny it, did he?"
she asks herself as she tries to calm herself down.
Scene Two - The Victor's Mansion; Vinny, Daisy & Jemma's Home
"It sure is nice havin' the whole family together again," Jemma
announces to Daisy, Vinny, Trenyce and Chris as they sit in the living
room of the mansion and are preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Jemma missed
events like this when she was away from Daisy and Trenyce for so many
"I couldn't agree more," Daisy replies to her Aunt. "It's
been so nice having everyone together again."
"And just think," Jemma continues to tell everyone. "If
Chris and Miss Trenyce take my advice, maybe this time next year, we'll
also have their real child running around here durin' the holidays."
Trenyce and Chris uneasily look at each other as they know they have discussed
finding their real child but they have no idea where to begin. Plus, they
don't think that Thanksgiving is the time to openly discuss their plans
with the family.
"That's very sweet of you Jemma," Trenyce replies to her. "But
we'll talk about this another time. We don't know where to begin with
"That's fine," Jemma tells her. "But you gotta start somewhere
or you won't find anything at all."
Chris chuckles. "That's very true."
"Well," Vinny changes the subject to everyone. "Daisy and
I have some news that we think is very exciting and we'd love to share
with you all."
"Now, this is oughta be good," Jemma replies to him as she takes
a sip of her wine.
"Vinny and I have set a wedding date," Daisy reveals to everyone.
"We are going to be married this upcoming summer!"
Before anyone can reply, Daisy looks over at Jemma and she faints from
the news, her wine glass hits floor and shatters. "Jemma?" Daisy
asks concerned as she rushes over to her aunt, who is laying on the ground.
"Jemma? Can you hear? Jemma?!"
Scene Three - Twin Peaks General Hospital
Dominick looks in the window of Cory's hospital room and sees Robin sitting
beside her husband's side. He knows that Robin has not left Cory's side
since he was admitted to the hospital following his shooting. The good
news is that Cory should be able to make a full recovery; the bad news
is that it's Thanksgiving and Robin won't leave the hospital or her husband's
side. He looks behind him and sees Jeff, Meggan and Rebecca all standing
"Are you guys ready?" he asks them with a sly smile on his face.
"Are you sure we won't get in trouble for this?" Meggan asks
"Nah, I double checked with the doctors first," he tells her
as he starts to open the door. Robin quickly turns around and sees her
family move inside the room.
"What are you all doing here?" she asks them as she stands up
from the chair.
"Well," Jeff begins to tell her. "It's Thanksgiving and
since you didn't want to leave Cory's side, we brought Thanksgiving to
you," he reveals to her as they all hold up bags of food.
Robin gets tears in her eyes and smiles to her father. "You guys
shouldn't have done all this."
"Nonsense," Dominick replies to her. "You have been through
hell and back, this is the least that we could have done. Now, we'll set
up the food over here and have a real dinner together."
As Dominick, Rebecca and Meggan move off to the side and start putting
out the food, Jeff moves up to Robin. "It's really good to see you
again," he tells her.
"It's good to be back," she says back to him. "I'm so sorry
I missed everything that happened with Leah. I still can't believe that
my sister is gone."
Jeff grabs her hands. "Me either," he says to her. "But,
its days like today that make me realize that I have a lot to be thankful
for. Like, the fact that you and your Dad still consider me family."
"You were Leah's husband and are Paige's father," Robin tells
him. "No matter what happens, you will always be a part of our family,
Jeff leans in and hugs her. "Happy Thanksgiving, Robin."
"Happy Thanksgiving, Jeff."
Scene Four - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home
"I brought a bottle of wine," Adam tells Helen and Barbara has
he moves to the bar to open the bottle. "Would you two care for a
Helen and Barbara uneasily look at each other and wonder if it was the
best idea to invite Adam over for their Thanksgiving dinner. Helen knows
that she is still having a hard time adjusting to the fact that her husband
slept with Natasha and then lied to her for months about it. What's worse,
in her mind, is that Dawn learned the truth and she was blackmailing Natasha.
Helen doesn't blame Dawn for her actions, however, she thinks that Adam
is the responsible one. Had Adam not cheated, Dawn wouldn't have resorted
to such actions, Helen believes.
"I'd love a glass of wine," Helen finally says back to her estranged
"I'll pass, thank you," Barbara quickly snips at him. "I'll
go check on the turkey."
Barbara quickly walks out of the living room as Adam turns around and
passes Helen her glass of wine. Adam watches his wife take a sip of the
wine before he does as well. "Thanks for having me over today,"
he tells her. "I wasn't sure I'd be invited."
"I didn't think you'd be invited," Helen admits to him. "But
I'm trying to put something nice together today for Dawn. After all she's
been through, I thought a nice family dinner would be the best thing for
"I agree," Adam says back to her. "If we could try to get
things back to normal, it would be good for everyone, especially Dawn."
"I don't think anything will ever be normal again," Helen admits
to him. "And, please don't take this invitation as notice that things
are okay again between you and I."
He can see her tears fill with water as the thought of his affair with
Natasha come back into her mind. "I wouldn't dream of that,"
Adam replies to her. "But I will take it as a good sign. That's all
I have right now, good signs and hope that someday you'll be able to forgive
me for making such a huge mistake. I am thankful for the fact that I am
here today and that I get to spend the day with my family, I hope you
know that, Helen."
Helen wipes a tear that falls from her eye and nods back to him. "I
should go upstairs and get Dawn," she tells him as she sets her wine
glass down. "Dinner should be ready soon."
Adam watches his wife leave the room and he feels his heartbreak. He knows
that his affair has hurt her more than she's letting on. He just wishes
that there was something, anything, that he could do to make it up to
her. But he knows that these things just take time. And hopefully in time,
she'll be able to forgive.
He turns quickly back around when he hears Helen rushing down the stairs.
"Helen? What is it? What's wrong?"
"It's Dawn," she says, her face filled with panic and worry.
Scene Five - The Calimo Mansion
"So, we have to pretend that everything is okay between Bob and I,"
Kim explains quietly in a corner to Natasha and Robbie, as she fills them
in on her role of pretending to be Bob's wife until he has recovered.
"I don't know how we will ever thank you," Natasha replies to
her as she pulls her friend into a hug. "I know that some pretty
ugly stuff went down between you and our Dad, so for you to do this so
you don't hurt his recovery chances is very noble of you."
"Yea, Kim," Robbie echoes his sister's comments. "We owe
you so much."
Kim shakes her head like it's nothing. "It's the least I could do,"
she tells them. "After all, so many of the problems in my marriage
started when I cheated with Tyler. Bob was just lashing out. I just hope
that he recovers. I can't imagine him still wanting me here once he gets
"None of that matters right now," Natasha smiles back to her.
"What's going on over there?" Bob asks from the arm chair across
the room. "My wife and my children look very intense."
"We were just catching up Daddy," Natasha tells him as she moves
over to the chair and kisses his cheek. "Happy Thanksgiving."
"Happy Thanksgiving to you as well my beauty," he smiles to
her. "Robbie, where on earth is Victoria? And, I am assuming Paige
will be joining us?"
Robbie feels his blood boil at the sound of Victoria's name as Paige earlier
revealed that she is the one who convinced Jeff to sue him for half of
Leah's estate. "Victoria," he manages to say. "Is with
Eva and Donovan today. And, I happened to see Paige earlier today and
she said she would be here she just wanted to get some air."
Before anyone can say anything else, Rosario comes into the living room.
"Excuse me everyone, but dinner is ready."
"Thank you Rosario," Bob smiles to his trusted maid. He looks
back at everyone. "Well, I hate to eat without Paige here but I would
also hate for Rosario's hard work in the kitchen to get cold."
"I say we proceed with dinner," Kim agrees with Bob. "I'm
sure Paige won't be too much longer and we can always reheat her a plate
when she does arrive."
"I agree with you Kimberly," Bob says to her. "Will you
help me up?"
"Of course," Kim says back to him as she moves over to the chair
and grabs Bob's arm to help him up from the chair. "Come on, let's
go have a Happy Thanksgiving."
Scene Six - The Glubbs House; Shane & Natasha's Home
Paige looks at the house as she walks up to the place where Shane lives.
She knows that he is there, alone today, because Natasha will be at the
Calimo mansion. In fact, she knows that she should be there today too,
but it's the last place she wants to be. With all the drama in the family
right now, Paige feels like it would be good to spend Thanksgiving with
someone she actually likes, and she doesn't like anyone more than she
"I know I probably shouldn't be doing this," she whispers to
herself. "But like Dawn has been telling me, if I don't act on my
crush with Shane, how will I ever know if there could actually be something
there? And, it's clear that Natasha doesn't value him as a man if she's
running around with Adam Black."
Paige finds herself slowly walking up the pathway to the front door. She
takes another deep breath before she knocks on the door. Within a few
moments, the door opens and Shane gets a smile on his face.
"Paige, what are you doing here?" he asks her as he welcomes
her into the house.
"I was just out for a walk and happened by your place," she
tells him. "And I wanted to come in and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
"Well, come in, please," he says with a smile on his face. "And,
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well."
Next on One Day at a Time
- Robin is thrilled when Cory awakes!
- Eva confides in Dominick
- Frederick pays Jemma a visit