Episode 374 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: January 01, 2017


Episode Theme song: "Dangerous" Jennifer Hudson
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Melissa revealed to Robin and Cory that Rebecca was pregnant with his baby!
- Chris and Helen shared a moment together at the coffee house
- Bob and Kim continued to grow closer
- Tyler and Trenyce had sex on New Year's Eve
- Daisy saw Jemma talking to Frederick and wondered what was going on with her Aunt

Scene One - The Tower's, The Penthouse

"I just can't believe this is happening," Robin whispers to herself as she pours herself some water at the bar in the living room and quickly takes a drink of it. Her mind has been racing since the previous night at the New Year's Eve party where Melissa announced that Rebecca was pregnant - and Cory is the father. She has no idea how this could possibly be true; Cory wouldn't cheat on her with her own sister, would he? After Melissa dropped the bombshell, Robin raced out of the party because she couldn't stand being there anymore. Her mind is too confused and, if she is honest with herself, her heart is breaking at the thought that Cory slept with Rebecca and got her pregnant. After everything she and Cory have been through the last few months, she was hoping that they would be able to have a quiet year together.

"Did Cory really cheat on me?" she asks herself as she turns when she hears the front door open and Cory emerges in the penthouse. They look at each other for a moment as tension fills the room. She watches him move inside the condo without saying a word.

"Good morning," he finally says to his wife as he closes the front door behind him. "I don't know about you, but I barely slept at all last night."

"I didn't sleep at all," she replies to him as she pours herself another glass of water. "I just can't believe that this is happening. It feels like a very bad dream."

"I know that your Mom hates me but this is insane."

Robin turns to face her husband and moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "Is it true?" she asks him as her voice cracks, scared to know the truth, but also knowing that she has to know what really happened. "Did you sleep with Rebecca while I was in the mental hospital?"

Cory gulps and runs his hand through his hair. He sighs when he's done and he makes eye contact with her. She covers her mouth in shock as a tear quickly strolls down her cheek. "My God," she gasps, realizing that Cory did in fact sleep with Rebecca. "You did! You slept with my sister while I was fighting for my sanity!"

Cory continues to be tongue tied. "I …" he tries to say to her but he can't find the words.. "I have no excuses. I know it was wrong."

She walks up to him and slaps him hard across the face. "How could you do this to me? How could you do this to us?"

"I'm so sorry, Robin," he pleads with her. "I know that doesn't make it okay or better. Just know that I was so incredibly lonely and she was here…"

"That doesn't make it okay!" Robin cries as more tears fall from her eyes. "And now, she's pregnant with your baby?"

"Is she?" Cory asks her back. "I'm not so sure."

Robin freezes and looks back at him. "What are you saying?"

Scene Two - Twin Peaks Executive Hotel

"I can't believe that you told Cory and Robin that I'm pregnant," Rebecca tells Melissa as she pours herself a cup of coffee and then looks at her mother, who is looking out the window. Melissa has just finished filling her in on the previous night's events at the New Year's Eve party at the Pampa Grill. Rebecca is glad that she wasn't there for Melissa's big reveal because she doesn't know if she would have been able to face Robin after the announcement; she can only imagine how upset Robin was learning the truth or what Robin is going through now.

"Cory's face was absolutely priceless," Melissa replies to her as she turns around to face her daughter, thrilled by why happened the previous night.

"And Robin? Do you care that you're hurting your other child?" Rebecca asks her a difficult, but fair, question.

"Short term pain for long term gain," Melissa replies to her quickly as she starts to pour herself some coffee. She takes a sip of the hot liquid before she looks at her daughter. "Robin will be better off without that man."

Rebecca shakes her head trying to understand Melissa's logic. "I'm worried," she admits to her mother. "You know that he will want a test."

Melissa sets her cup of coffee down. "Don't you worry," Melissa tells her as she comes up to her daughter. "You don't need to stress at all. It's not good for the baby."


"Don't say anything," Melissa cuts her off. "I told you once to go with my lead. I expect you to do exactly as I say."

Rebecca uneasily nods back to her, knowing that if she does follow her mother's rules she could be with Cory in the end. "Fine, fine," she says.

Scene Three - The Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home

"I just don't understand, that's all I'm saying," Daisy tells Jemma as starts to clear some of the breakfast plates from the table. Daisy just revealed to her Aunt that she saw Jemma talking to Frederick at the Pampa Grill the previous night at the New Year's Party. What Daisy doesn't understand is that Jemma has been telling her that she doesn't trust Frederick so it doesn't make sense that Jemma was talking to him at a party. It leaves her believing that there is something more going on with her Aunt.

Jemma sighs heavily before she takes a drink of her orange juice as she recalls Frederick approaching her at the party and telling her that they have to stay strong in terms of keeping their secret going. Jemma knows that it has been harder and harder on her to keep the secret because it has been wearing on her slowly. She hates lying to everyone around her but Jemma knows what is at stake if she doesn't keep up with her lie now. Now that Daisy has seen her and Frederick talking, she knows that it will be another lie that she has to tell her niece.

"There ain't nothin' for you to worry 'bout," Jemma finally says back to Daisy, creating another lie for herself. "I was just thankin' Frederick."

"Thanking him?" Daisy asks in surprise. "What on earth were you thanking him for?"

"Well, after I fainted at Thanksgivin', you called him over to check up on me," Jemma reminds Daisy. "I never thanked him, so when he was gettin' a drink last night, I thanked him for stoppin' in and lookin' at me."

Daisy nods back to her as Jemma's story does make sense. In the back of her head though, something tells Daisy that there is more to the story. She just has a hunch that there is more going on.

"And now," Jemma continues to tell her. "I really need you to stop thinkin' there is some big, dark secret in my past. My past is just that, in the past," she says, fed up with Daisy pressing her. "Leave it there. Enough of this nonsense!"

"I'm sorry, okay?" Daisy replies to her. "I just got confused about what was happening. You said you didn't trust Frederick but then I saw you talking to him. It didn't add up. I'm not trying to make this uncomfortable for you."

"And I appreciate that," Jemma says. "But now, we have to drop it."

Daisy uneasily smiles back at her. "Fine, fine," she waves her hand to Jemma, even though she knows very well that she can't drop it. Not until she finds out exactly what is going on.

Scene Four - The Sugarbowl

Helen grabs her coffee and moves over to the coffee bar to put some cream and sugar into her java. She puts a lid on her cup and is about to leave when she spots Chris sitting at a table by himself. She gets a sly grin on her face as she recalls the last time she saw Chris; Dawn was still missing and he made her laugh, which was a nice change of pace with everything else going on in her life; she needed the release. She finds herself moving closer to his table.

"Happy New Year," she announces when she reaches his table, with a sly grin on her face.

Chris looks up and gets a smile on his face. "Same to you, Helen. Please, join me if you have a moment."

"Thanks," Helen replies as she sits in a chair across from him. "Did you happen to have a good New Year's Eve?"

Chris thinks about being at the Pampa Grill and seeing Trenyce and Tyler leave together. He isn't sure why he is so upset by seeing Trenyce leave with another man but he hasn't been able to erase the image from his mind. It is something that has been on his mind for awhile now.

"It was alright," he finally replies to her. "I didn't do anything really special. How about you? Have a good New Year?"

Helen nods back to him. "They found Dawn," she reveals to him, as she recalls getting the call from Robbie about her daughter. "She's at the Calimo mansion in the guest house."

"You must be so relieved," he tells her as she nods.

"She hasn't come home and she's said she doesn't want too but as long as she is safe that's all that matters," Helen tells him.

"You're right," Chris agrees with her. "And you know, once she's had time to calm down, she'll realize that she needs you and Adam still. Kids sometimes have to take their own path before they realize what is important."

"I appreciate that very much," Helen smiles back to him.

"I suppose I have similar news," Chris tells her as she arches her eyebrow. "Vinny Victors has a lead on my child with Trenyce."

"The one that was involved in the baby switch with Savannah Pherson?" Helen asks him as he nods back to her. "Goodness, that is wonderful news!"

Helen stands up and hugs her friend. "I hope that this lead pans out, Chris."

"Thank you," he whispers back into her ear. "I'm trying not to get my hopes up but it feels good to have hope for something."

"Absolutely it is."

From the doorway of the coffee house, Adam stands and watches his wife in Chris' arms. He clears his throat and leaves the Sugarbowl unseen from Helen, as his mind is racing about whether or not Helen has decided to move on with another man and if his marriage can ever be saved.

Scene Five - The Calimo Mansion

"Where is your husband?" Andy asks Kim as he ours some orange juice into glass and then takes a drink of the liquid.

Kim looks over at her brother and is surprised at how she liked hearing Bob being called her husband. She knows that they were very near divorced last year but after Bob's stroke occurred and Kim had to pretend to be his loving wife, they have been seemingly growing closer. She can't remember the last time she enjoyed the holidays as much as she did this past year and all of that is because of Bob.

"He is resting," she replies to Andy. "He should be up soon though."

"How are things going with the two of you?" Andy asks her as he takes another sip of the juice.

"Surprisingly well," she reveals to him. "We spent the holidays together and it felt like old times. I really think that we are growing closer than before."

Andy arches his eyebrow. "What's that look for?" she asks him as she looks back at him.

"You have to know what I am going to say, Kim," he replies to her as he moves closer to her. "You were going to move on with Tyler? Have you forgotten about the feelings you have for him? Have you forgotten everything you went through?"

Kim sighs as Andy sits next to her on the sofa. "Of course I haven't," she tells him. "I'm just saying, it's been really nice being with Bob this past few weeks."

Before Andy can say anything, Bob emerges at the doorway of the living room. "Well, good morning."

"Good morning, darling," Kim stands up and moves over to hug her husband. "Can I get you a coffee?"

"I'd love that," Bob replies to her. "Hello, Andy! Good to see you."

"You as well," Andy says back to him. "It's good to see you doing so much better, Bob. I'll leave you two to your day."

"No, don't leave just yet Andy. I have a surprise for Kimberly and I'd like you to be a part of it," Bob reveals to them.

"A surprise? For me?" Kim asks as she brings Bob his coffee. "What could it be?"

Bob smiles back to her. "It's a job at Roboto. I want you to come to work for me."

Kim's mouth opens in surprise as she looks back at Andy and then back at Bob. "Where did this come from?"

"I want you to have a purpose other than just taking care of me," he tells his wife. "You used be such a good reporter at the Sun. There's no reason why you couldn't be a top executive with me at Roboto."

"I don't know what to say," Kim replies to him.

"Say, you'll accept my job offer," he winks back at her.

"Of course I will!" she smiles before she hugs her husband. "Thank you so much for this Bob!"

Scene Six - The Davenport House; Trenyce's Home

A shirtless Tyler walks into the kitchen and sees Trenyce standing in his oversized button up shirt pouring some coffee. Seeing her long, bare legs quickly reminds him of everything that happened the previous night; he was at the New Year's Eve party when he got word that Kim wasn't going to come because she was too busy helping Bob. When he saw Trenyce, she suggested that they go home together and so they did. He needed the release of making love to her all night long but now, in the morning, he is feeling bad because he still loves Kim. The last thing he wants to do is hurt Trenyce.

"Good morning sleepy head," she smiles to him as she hands him a cup of coffee. "This will help."

"Thanks," he grins back to her as he takes a sip of his coffee. "How are you feeling this morning?"

She purses her lips together and smiles to him. "Well, it was incredible, if that's what you're asking."

"It was, there's no denying that," he tells her. "I'm just wondering…"

"You think it was a mistake?" she asks him, surprising him that she is picking up on his apprehension. "I know that you're in love with Kim and you want to make a go of it with her."

Tyler nods back to her. "I don't want to hurt you in anyway."

"We are both adults," Trenyce tells him. "I knew what I was doing when I asked you to come home with me last night," she continues to tell him. "You didn't hurt me. I can separate sex and love."

Tyler grins back to her. "I'm glad there's no hard feelings."

"None at all," she tells him. "If you ever want to have no hard feelings again, let me know."

"I definitely will," he laughs back with her, before he takes a sip of his coffee.

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

"I'm saying," Cory continues to talk to Robin. "How do we know that Rebecca is even pregnant? I stopped sleeping with her months ago. Where did this baby come from?"

Robin shakes her head in confusion. "People don't usually say anything until they are 3 months along. That's how it was with us."

"I just feel like something doesn't add up here," Cory admits to her. "I know you're upset by my cheating, Robin but I don't think Rebecca is pregnant."

"You think my mother would lie about this?"

"Considering everything your mother has done to us already? She tried to keep you in the mental hospital even though you were fine! I don't think it's out of the question that she'd lie about a baby."

"Then how can we get the truth?" Robin asks him.

"We have to have a test done at the hospital," Cory reveals to her. "We have to learn if Rebecca is really pregnant."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Felicia and Dominick discuss the divorce papers
- Frederick gives Chris some harsh reality
- Lukas gives Andy an idea

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