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Written by: Dallas Walsh Originally Released: February 06, 2017
 

Episode Theme song: "Good Thing" Sam Smith
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- After Lukas made a suggestion, Andy planned a benefit in Reese's honor. Bob and Kim told Andy to use the Calimo mansion as the venue
- Barbara told Helen that she should divorce Adam. Adam, meanwhile, reached out to Dawn and asked her to come home. She refused, but even Max told her that maybe it was time
- Lukas remained torn between Donovan and Craig
- Chris asked Frederick to see Andrew but the doctor replied that he and Trenyce will never see Andrew again
- Bob gave Kim a job at Roboto
- Natasha pleaded with Shane to give their marriage a second chance & suggested that they go to the cabin as a getaway

Scene One - The Calimo Mansion

The living room of the Calimo mansion has been transformed into the venue for the benefit for Reese that Andy organized. The furniture has been moved out of the room and large tables with white table clothes and fancy appetizers surround the walls. Wait staff in black and white tuxedo's walk around with trays of beverages, including cocktails, wine and champagne.

Andy grabs a glass of sparkling water and looks around the room, impressed with the outcome. The room looks amazing and there are plenty of guests. The mirror that usually hangs over the fireplace has been replaced with a large portrait of Reese; Andy can't help but get a small tear in his eye when he sees the picture. He only hopes that his benefit, which is a fundraiser to open a new cancer treatment wing at the hospital, will allow him to feel better about how he dealt with Reese's death. He turned to alcohol and ended up with a terrible drinking problem; to the extent that he still feels partly responsible for Savannah's death. He shakes his head knowing that he doesn't want to dwell on that tonight. Tonight, is about Reese and raising a lot of money for the cause.

"This place looks beautiful," Kim smiles to her brother as she comes up to him holding a glass of champagne.

Andy looks at her and grabs her hand. "I can't thank you enough for letting me use the mansion as the venue. I couldn't have done any of this without you and Bob."

Kim pulls her brother into a hug. "You know that after everything you went through, this is the least that Bob and I could do for you, right?"

"Speaking of, you and Bob really seem to be doing better. I assume that you're okay with leaving your past behind you?" he asks her, knowing that Kim had decided to move forward with Tyler until Bob suffered from a stroke and she has been helping him rehabilitate. He also recalls the long, sorted history of Bob and Kim and everything that has happened between the two of them, including Bob agreeing to make their marriage work if Kim gave up custody of Blake.

Kim looks over Andy's shoulder and sees Bob mingling with some of the other guests at the party. While she knows that her marriage to Bob has been shaky since her affair with Tyler, she can't deny that the last few months since his stroke as she's been helping him, things feel like old times between her and her husband. She was ready to move on with Tyler but suddenly her old feelings for Bob have come to the surface.

"I think," she begins to tell Andy as she takes a sip of her champagne. "That Bob is my future. I want to focus on my present and future and leave the past behind me."

Andy squeezes her hand. "If that's what you want, then I will support you. Now, let's go raise some money for a good cause, shall we?"

***

"I hope you don't mind me telling you how beautiful you look tonight," Adam says to Helen as he approaches her, holding two glasses of champagne. He passes one to his estranged wife, who accepts it with a sheepish grin on her face.

"A woman never gets tired of hearing how beautiful she looks," she replies to Adam, noting how handsome he looks in his tuxedo. "Are you here alone?"

Adam nods back to her. "I saw Natasha earlier though, just so you are aware. I don't want to hide the fact that she's here from you."

Helen shrugs her shoulders. "I'm not surprised by her presence. This is her family home and Kim is married to her father."

"Yea," Adam agrees with her. "I just didn't want you to think I was hiding anything else from you."

Helen takes a sip of her champagne before she looks back at her husband. She recalls how the other day Barbara was telling her to file for divorce from Adam. Helen still can't believe that her mother is pushing her to get a divorce but as the time has slowly passed on, she is wondering if maybe her Mom is right. Maybe she should get a divorce from Adam; after all, things in their marriage are certainly not improving.

"I can see it all over your face that something is on your mind, Helen," Adam finally tells her, causing Helen to snap out of her train of thoughts.

"Someone was telling me something the other day," Helen slowly says back to him as he arches his eyebrow. "They were telling me that I should file for divorce."

Adam's eyes open wider in surprise by the words that just came from Helen's mouth. He never imagined that she would want to end their marriage. He knows that things have been tough lately, but divorce seems so final.

Before he can respond, Dawn approaches her parents. "Please tell me I didn't just hear you say divorce," she says to Helen, who turns around in surprise to see her daughter.

"Dawn," she gasps at the sight of her daughter. "Don't you look beautiful?"

Dawn moves a piece of hair behind her ear and looks at her parents. While she has been upset with them, she can't deny the fact that she has missed them. Seeing them together now makes her remember the good times. "You guys aren't really going to get a divorce, are you?"

"That's not important right now," Adam tells her. "What's important is that we are all here together now. Let's try to have a good time, okay? It's so good to see you again."

Dawn can't help but smile back to her Dad. "It's actually really good to see you guys again too."

***

Robbie grabs a gin and tonic from one of the waiters and looks around the room. He almost doesn't recognize the living room as his childhood home. He, then, spots Bob across the room and sighs heavily knowing that he still wants to get some kind of revenge on his father for his role in Leah's death, despite Leah being dead for well over a year now. In Robbie's mind, it doesn't matter how long it will take to get his revenge, he has to get it because Leah will never come back to him or his family. For that fact alone, Robbie needs to make Bob pay.

He then spots Jeff walking up to a waiter to get a drink. He knows that his rival has recently gotten engaged to Meggan, which Robbie thinks is disgusting given Meggan's past with Leah's family. She is the woman that killed Noah, he reminds himself. If Leah was alive, he knows that she would not support Jeff's decision to marry Meggan.

While Robbie was hoping to have a good time at the party, he finds himself walking towards Jeff which means that he will probably have another heated discussion with him. "Nice party, huh?" he announces to Jeff, who turns back in surprise to see Robbie standing there.

"Yea, Andy really did a great job."

"I don't see your fiancé," Robbie tells him. "Is Meggan coming?"

"Why do you even care? You pretty much made it clear to me that you think I'm making a mistake by getting engaged to Meggan."

"I only said that because I'm worried about Paige," Robbie replies to him. "Have you even considered your daughter?"

Jeff sighs. "Look, Robbie, I don't go around telling you how to run your relationship with Victoria, do I? I think it's best if you stay out of my relationship with Meggan. And with Paige, for that matter."

Robbie laughs a little back to him. "I could care less about you and Meggan but Paige is my business and she will always be my business. I won't sit back and watch you hurt her. She means too much to me."

Jeff moves closer to him and looks in him the eyes. "While you're watching out for her," he whispers to Robbie. "Just remember, I am her father and I always will be her father. We have a bond you and her will never have because of that, okay? Now, if you'll excuse me."

Robbie watches as Jeff walks away. The words sting Robbie, because he knows that it's true. Jeff is Paige's father and there's nothing he can do about it. Robbie finds himself quickly drinking the rest of his gin and tonic and then searches for a waiter so he can grab another.

***

"I can't thank you enough for coming tonight," Andy tells Lukas as they part out of a hug.

"I wouldn't have missed this for the world, especially knowing that it was my suggestion that got this entire thing going," Lukas winks back to him with a slight chuckle.

"I owe you a lot," Andy replies to him, before he sees someone else that he has to go over and say hello to. "I hope you don't mind me saying hi and leaving so soon."

"I get it," Lukas replies to him. "You're playing host. Go and have fun."

"Thanks, we'll talk later, okay?" Andy tells him before he rushes off. Lukas turns around and quickly grabs a glass of champagne before he sees Meggan come into the party. He quickly walks up to his sister. "You didn't come with Jeff? What's going on with you two?"

Meggan smiles at the sight of her brother. "I had to work a little late so we agreed to meet here," she informs her brother. "What about you? Whom are you here with?"

Lukas feels his cheeks turn red by the question as he knows that he is having a difficult time choosing between Donovan and Craig. On one hand, he and Donovan shared something amazing back in Europe but he can't deny the fact that he also grown to enjoy his time with Craig. Neither man, however, will wait for him forever, and Lukas realizes that.

"I'm here alone," he finally says back to his sister. "I guess I'm still trying to figure out my next move."

"Oh Lukas," Meggan replies as she pulls him into a hug. "You're a good man, you know that either one of those guys would be lucky to have you, don't you?"

Lukas shrugs as they leave their hug. "I appreciate that. I hate having to choose and I honestly don't know what I'm supposed to do next. I guess that's what I have to figure out."

***

"I can't believe that you were civil to Frederick and he still told you that we wouldn't be able to see Andrew again," Trenyce tells Chris as she takes a sip of her champagne. Chris just recalled to Trenyce how he spotted Frederick recently and extended an olive branch to the doctor in hopes of being able to see Andrew again. They both know that Frederick is still holding a grudge with them after what everything that went down between Chris and Savannah.

"Yea, he's a son of a bitch," Chris snarls back to her. "If he thinks this is over, he has another thing coming."

"Chris," Trenyce starts to reply to him. "I don't think we should keep this going. We did a lot of damage with that plan to get Andrew back. And now, Savannah is dead. We can't keep pressing this issue, no matter how much it hurts us."

"Are you saying we should just give up and never see Andrew again? Because, I can do this on my own. I refuse to acknowledge that I may never see our son again."

Trenyce sighs and knows that Chris means well but the truth is, going after Frederick is not the way to get back into Andrew's life. Not that she knows exactly what is the best way, but pursuing Frederick just seems like it will make matters worse.

"I'm not saying that," she begins to say as she looks over his shoulder and spots Frederick enter the room. "Speak of the devil."

Chris turns around and feels his face get hotter as he sees Frederick grab a glass of champagne. The doctor spots the two of them and finds himself walking up to them. "Well, it's fancy seeing you two here. I'm actually glad that I ran into you," Frederick announces to them.

Trenyce arches her eyebrow wondering what Frederick is implying. "You're glad you ran into us? Okay, Frederick, I'll bite. Why are you happy to see us?" she asks him, knowing that usually Frederick wants to do anything but see her and Chris.

"I have news about Andrew and I thought you should hear it from me," Frederick reveals to them as Chris looks over at Trenyce before he makes eye contact with Frederick again. "I've sent Andrew away for a short time. He'll be attending a top of the line boarding school. My children went there. It's very exclusive and he will be in the best possible hands."

"You sent Andrew away?" Chris asks him, shocked by the news.

Frederick takes another sip of his champagne. "I did what was best for that boy, since I am his guardian."

"You're doing this on purpose!" Chris yells back to him, as Trenyce puts her hand on his shoulder trying to keep him calm.

"I'm doing what I think is right," Frederick replies to him with a sly grin on his face. "If that also means that the two of you will be hard away from him, I guess it's an added bonus. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to enjoy the rest of the gala."

Before Chris can say anything else, Frederick walks off. Trenyce turns Chris around and looks him in the eyes. She can see the fire raging inside him. "This isn't the time or the place to make a scene, okay? Let's finish our drinks and we can go and talk about this somewhere else?"

Chris nods back to her as he picks up his glass and quickly slams it back, trying to calm himself down.

***

"There you are, darling," Bob says to Kim as he comes up to her with a glass of champagne for her. "I've been looking for you."

"I'm sorry," Kim replies to him as she takes the champagne and quickly has a mouthful. "I was talking with some other executives from Roboto."

Bob arches his eyebrow in surprise. He gave Kim a job at Roboto but she's been so busy taking care of him that he hadn't realized that she even gave much thought to her position at the company. Nothing warms his hear more, however, than seeing Kim enjoy the idea of working for his company.

"I see, and what did you discuss?" he asks her, eager to hear her ideas for the company.

"Well, actually I'm glad you asked because I think I have a fantastic idea that will really move the company in a new direction," she tells him as she can see the excitement in his eyes build. "You see, the other day I was playing with Blake. He has that car, the shiny one, you know the one?" she asks him as he nods back to her. "Anyways, I could see my reflection in the car and I saw something."

"What did you see?"

"A wrinkle!" she explains before she takes another sip of her champagne. "I went to the washroom, and sure enough it confirmed what I saw. And that's when it dawned on me, Roboto doesn't have a facial cream. You know, something that can make woman feel young and beautiful. Roboto should have a facial cream that woman feel like they need to have. I want to develop that cream. I want Roboto to produce an anti-wrinkle facial cream. What do you think? Do you think I'm on the right track?"

Bob pauses for a moment and thinks about Kim's idea. She tries to study his face to see if he is pleased with the idea. "It's okay if you don't like the idea, Bob. I can come up with something else."

"I didn't say that," Bob tells her as he grabs her hand. "I think it's brilliant. Especially if we can beat Robertson Enterprises to the punches with this facial cream."

"I wouldn't have it any other way," she replies to him as she pulls him into a hug.

***

"You look stunning tonight," Jeff says to Paige as he approaches her. "Are you having a good time?"

Paige turns around and looks at her father. While she was hoping that she wouldn't have to see him, or Robbie, tonight, she realizes that a party with the entire town being invited it was probably a long shot of not having to see them. She purses her lips together and nods back to him. "So far, I am yes. Are you here alone?"

Jeff shakes his head no. "Meggan is meeting me here later. I'd like to talk to you about something if you don't mind."

"I do mind, actually," she snaps back to him. "I don't know how many times I've told you that I don't want to have anything to do with you while you're with that woman. You know what she has done to this family! I don't understand how you can even stomach being in the same room as her."

"Come on now Paige," Jeff replies to his daughter, fearing her reaction when she learns that they are engaged. "There's something called forgiveness. Do you really want me to be alone for the rest of my life? Nothing we do will ever bring your Mother back."

"How dare you speak to me that way!" Paige says to him, trying not to create a scene. "Don't you think I know that nothing will bring Mom back to me? It's like you have forgotten everything that we went through as a family. Because if you did, you sure as hell wouldn't be with that woman! You could be with anyone other woman, Dad, but you're with her."

"Paige, please," Jeff pleads with her.

"No, I'm not talking to you about this anymore. I don't want you with her and I will never accept it, do you understand me? Never."

***

"I saw you with your parents earlier," Max tells Dawn as they leave the party and walk outside in the garden. With the snow still on the ground, the two have their winter jackets on to keep warm. Max pulls a joint out of his coat and lights it up. He passes it over to Dawn and she quickly inhales some of the weed.

"Yea, it was actually nice to see them again," she admits to him. She quickly recalls their last conversation when Max told her that maybe it was time to go home; at the time, she didn't think anything of it but now that she has seen her parents, she is thinking maybe he was right.

"Why do I get the feeling there is something else that you're not telling me?" he asks her before he inhales another big drag.

Dawn sighs and looks back at her friend. "I didn't hear the entire conversation but when I approached my parents, I heard them mention the word divorce."

"Ah, so you're parents are thinking of calling it quits, huh? I mean, I guess I'm not super shocked. Your Dad did bang Natasha."

"Max!" Dawn quickly yells back at him, not wanting to have the images of Natasha and Adam having sex on Shane's desk at the hospital come back into her mind.

"Sorry, sorry," he says as waves his hands in the air.

"I … I guess I just realized that I don't want them to get a divorce. I want my parents to stay together. Is that too much to ask for?"

Max shakes his head. "All kids want their parents together. But take it from me, it doesn't always work out that way."

***

Andy stands by the fireplace and looks up at the picture of Reese. He smiles before he takes a drink of his sparkling water. A waiter soon approaches Andy.

"Mr. Spinnes?" the waiter asks as Andy makes eye contact. "This was just delivered for you."

Andy takes the envelope and thanks the waiter by giving him a ten dollar bill. He slowly opens the envelope and pulls out a letter.

"Who could this be from?" he asks himself as he unfolds the letter. "Andy, sorry I couldn't make it. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the gesture of doing something for my brother. I love you and miss you, Madeline."

Andy wipes a tear from the corner of his eye. Knowing that Madeline approves of the gala for Reese makes the night even sweeter. Andy looks up at the picture of Reese. "We will never forget you, my love."

***

"This place looks amazing," Natasha tells Shane as she passes him a glass of champagne. "Andy and Kim really went all out."

Shane nods back to her as he takes a sip of the champagne. "I should check my phone to make sure Jacob is okay."

"Shane," Natasha stops him as she puts her hand on his arm. "The sitter told us she would call if there was anything wrong with him. I was hoping we could use this night as a way for us to reconnect."

"Here, at a party with the entire town present?" he asks her in surprise, that this is her idea of reconnecting.

"Well, afterwards, maybe we could head up to the cabin like we discussed. We could spend the night there together. Like we used to, remember? The sitter said she could stay over night."

Shane can't help but smile. "I remember, Natasha. Of course I do."

"Then, let's go to the cabin and reconnect," she says as she purses her lips together.

Before he can reply, his phone rings. He pulls it out of his pocket and sees that it's the baby sitter. "It's the sitter, I'm going to take this."

Natasha nods back to him. She turns around as Shane leaves the living room. She sees Adam grabbing some food and finds herself walking over to her friend. "Having fun?"

"Hey Nat," he says to her, as she approaches him. "Are you here with Shane?"

"Yea, I am," she replies to him. "He just got a call from the baby sitter. I'm sure everything is fine, but he's worried about Jacob."

"He hasn't had a relapse or anything, has he?" Adam asks her.

"No, nothing like that. We just don't leave him with the sitter very often. After everything that has happened with him, Shane is just overprotective."

"That makes sense," Adam replies to her. "Look, I should try to find Helen. We were having a good conversation earlier, until…"

"Until what?" Natasha asks him.

"She mentioned divorce."

"What? I can't believe that," Natasha tells him as her hand reaches his shoulder to comfort him. "You have to make her realize that giving up isn't the answer. You and Helen have been through so much together. You have to make her realize that you two belong together."

Adam smiles back to her. "Trust me, I'm going to do everything I can to save my marriage."

Shane suddenly appears at the doorway of the living room and sees his wife with Adam and her hand on his shoulder. He can feel himself get angry all over again about their affair. "Unbelievable Natasha," he whispers to himself. "You're unfuckingbelievable."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Dawn overhears a conversation between Natasha and Shane
- Adam learns that Barbara is pushing the divorce
- Dominick's news surprises Eva

 
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