Theme song: "Ghost Town" Adam Lambert
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- At the Gala for Reese, Chris and Trenyce learned that Frederick sent
Andrew away to a boarding school. Vinny, meanwhile, had told the twosome
that he had a lead on their real child
- Jeff was crushed when Paige told him she wanted nothing to do with as
long as he was with Meggan
- Dawn overheard Adam and Helen talking about getting a divorce. She revealed
to Max that the thought upset her
- Kim told Bob that she would like Roboto to focus on a new facial cream.
He loved the idea. Later, Dominick and Tyler showed up at the gala. Tyler
also told Dominick that he thinks Robertson Enterprises should create
a facial cream. Kim warned the two of them not create a scene at the party
Scene One - The Calimo Mansion
"Andy, I'm sure you've heard this a million times this evening, but
this is a wonderful gala in memory of Reese," Trenyce tells her friend
as they walk through the busy party. Even though it has gotten rather
late, the party is still going full steam ahead. Not many of the people
have left yet, and the drinks and food are being enjoyed by everyone.
"I will never tire of hearing that I did something good for Reese,"
Andy replies to her. "After the way I handled his death, this is
the least I could do."
Trenyce shakes her head. "Nonsense, alcoholism is a disease. There's
no shame in that."
"I know," Andy smiles back to her. "I thought I saw you
and Chris go outside earlier. Is everything okay?"
Trenyce sighs heavily as she recalls when her and Chris first arrived
at the gala, Frederick approached them and revealed that he sent Andrew
to a top of the line boarding school. Of course, he wanted them to know
because it means that they wouldn't be able to see Andrew for an unforeseeable
amount of time. Trenyce handled the news much better than Chris, which
doesn't surprise her because Chris has always had somewhat of a temper.
"It's a long story but needless to say, Chris and I learned something
this evening and Chris wasn't happy about it."
"You can't leave me hanging with just that," Andy teases her,
wanting to get the full story from her.
Trenyce chuckles back to him. "Frederick Richardson announced that
he sent Andrew to a boarding school. Just a few days earlier, Chris had
asked Frederick if it would be possible for us to visit with Andrew. He's
gone through so much in his life, Chris just thought we'd bring some stability
back into his life."
"And now that he's been sent away that won't happen," Andy realizes
why they are so upset.
"It's not even that Frederick sent Andrew away," Trenyce continues
to explain to Andy. "It's that he seemed to purposely do it so Chris
and I couldn't see him. Frederick still hasn't forgiven us for that horrible
plan Chris schemed to get Andrew back from Savannah before she died."
"Some people never forget," Andy tells her. "I just hope
that you and Chris are able to finally put this to rest. Maybe with Andrew
away, you two can focus on your future."
Trenyce nods back to him. "Well, Vinny did tell us that he may have
a lead on our real child."
"Really?" Andy asks surprised that this is the first that he
has heard of this. "That would be amazing if after all this time
you were able to find your real child."
"I know," Trenyce replies to him, trying to hide any excitement.
The last thing she wants is to get overly optimistic. "I see Vinny
and Daisy over there, I should go say hello."
"Yea, absolutely," Andy tells her as he hugs her quickly. "I
should go see how other guests are doing. Thank you again, so much Trey,
for coming tonight."
"I wouldn't have missed this for the world Andy," Trenyce replies
to her friend with a smile on her face. She turns and walks away from
Andy, still seeing Vinny, Daisy and Jemma all standing with glasses of
champagne by the fireplace. She moves over to them and then gives them
a small wave as she approaches them. "Are you guys having a good
"This is like nothin' I ain' ever seen before," Jemma gushes
about the party. "Your friend Andy, he sure knows how to throw a
Trenyce chuckles. "He would appreciate that!"
"You look beautiful tonight," Daisy tells her niece as she takes
a sip of her champagne.
"Thank you, so do you. That purple looks amazing on your skin!"
Trenyce replies to her.
"Have you seen Chris?" Vinny asks Trenyce, who looks back at
him uneasily. "I have some news that I'd like you all to hear."
"News?" Chris asks as he arrives behind Vinny. "I'm here
now, so what's going on? What news do you have for us?"
"I think I saw Lukas here earlier," Andy tells Donovan as he
passes him a glass of champagne and Andy holds a glass of sparkling water.
Andy knows that Lukas is still torn between Craig and Donovan but he was
hoping that Lukas would make up his mind sooner rather than later so everyone
can get on with their lives.
"I did too," Donovan replies to his friend. "I didn't say
hello or anything. I'm trying to give him his space, you know? The last
thing I want to do is pressure him."
"That's very generous of you," Andy tells him. "I'm sure
it can't be easy on you though."
Donovan smiles a little. "The waiting is rough but I don't know what
else to do. Craig thinks we should move on together but is that really
"Wait, Craig wants you and him to be together?" Andy asks in
Donovan arches his eyebrow. "I think he's just tired of waiting for
Lukas as well. He was growing impatient with him before he realized that
I was involved as well."
"I just hope Lukas knows what a great catch he would have in you,"
Andy tells his friend. "He would be a fool to walk away from you."
Donovan pulls him into a hug. "Thank you for saying that. I don't
always feel that way, but it's nice to hear!"
"I can't believe that Paige wouldn't even hear you out," Meggan
tells Jeff as they walk through the foyer, needing a break from the party.
They find a bench in the hallway and sit next to each other. Jeff unties
his bowtie and leans back against the wall and sighs heavily.
"She doesn't want anything to do with me as long as I am with you,"
he admits to her slowly, knowing that the words will probably sting Meggan
just a little. "I don't know if anything can get through to her right
Meggan puts her hand on his leg, exposing the large Rockwell original
diamond engagement ring on her ring finger. "Does she even know that
we are planning to get married?"
Jeff shakes his head no. "I don't know how to tell her when she is
already so upset with me."
"Oh Jeff," Meggan replies to him as she leans her head on his
shoulder. "Maybe we should
"What are you thinking?" he asks her, as she lifts her head
and looks into his eyes.
"Maybe we should cancel the engagement," she whispers back to
"Is that what you want?" he asks her in surprise.
She shakes her head as a tear falls from her eye. "Of course not,"
she says wiping the tear away. "I want to be your wife more than
anything else in the world. But Paige is your daughter
"I know. I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard place with her
right now," he admits to her.
"You know what I think, honestly?" Meggan asks him back as he
looks at her. "I think Paige is a smart, young woman. And, I think
in time she will come around. She's just not used to the idea of her father
being with someone who isn't her Mom."
Jeff nods back to her. "I really hope that you're right," he
tells her. "I don't know how much more I can take of her being this
upset with me. I haven't seen her like this ever. I'm scared about what
she could do with her life if she doesn't lose some of this anger."
"You don't think she'd hurt herself, do you?" Meggan asks him.
Jeff shakes his head no. "Not physically, no. But when she's so upset
with everything going on in her life, she's bound to make some very reckless
mistakes. And those could be very costly to her future."
"Oh Jeff," Meggan replies to him as she hugs him again.
"I have an idea," he whispers into her ear. "How about
we leave this party and go home and
Meggan looks up and kisses him, cutting his sentence off. "I love
the way you think."
"I could have sworn I saw you and Paige rushing out of the party
earlier," Helen tells her daughter as she approaches Dawn at the
Dawn finishes eating a cracker with some fancy cheese on as she recalls
telling Paige that tonight will be her night to make her move on Shane
as Dawn overheard Shane and Natasha planning to head to the Calimo cabin.
"Yea, it was a girl talk," Dawn tells her Mom. "It was
"Are you sure?" Helen asks her, knowing that it looked urgent
from where she was. "It looked pretty serious."
"Yea, I'm sure," Dawn smiles back to her. "Are you having
a good time? It seemed like you and Dad were getting along earlier."
Helen nods back to her. "We were having a good conversation, yes."
"Why do I get the feeling that there is a but coming?" Dawn
asks her, reading her Mom's facial expression.
Helen looks back at her. "Well, I'm not going to lie to you, Dawn.
When you first came to say hello to Adam and I, we were talking about
divorce. You weren't wrong about hearing that."
Dawn moves a piece of hair behind ear. "I see," she says uneasily.
"And was this your idea or Dad's?"
Helen sighs a little recalling how Barbara was the first one who put the
idea in Helen's head. At first, she was shocked that her mother would
suggest that, but Helen realized that her marriage to Adam wasn't getting
"I have been thinking about," Helen admits to Dawn. "Just
so you know, though, no decisions have been made. Your father and I have
a lot to sort through and sort out."
"I don't think you should divorce Dad," Dawn tells her, which
surprises Helen. "I know I've been really hard on you and Dad since
the truth about his affair came out but none of that really matters now."
"Why doesn't it matter?"
Dawn feels her eyes swell with water. "Oh, Dawn, please don't cry."
"I'm sorry," Dawn bites her lower lip as a tear falls down her
cheek. "I can't help it. I just
I don't want to see my parents'
divorce. I want my family together. Is that too much to ask for?"
"Of course not," Helen replies to her as she pulls her into
a hug. "It's not too much to ask for at all."
Dominick enters the foyer to look at his phone to review any work emails
that have come in while he has been at the party. Running a huge company
the way he does, he never really has any time off because something urgent
could arrive at any given time. He looks up from his phone and happens
to see Bob walking down the large grand stair case.
"And here, we all thought you retired for the night," Dominick
announces to his rival, causing Bob to look over and see Dominick looking
at his phone.
"You'd love that, wouldn't you?"
"Actually, I would," Dominick replies to him as their eyes lock.
"You still don't look well, Bob. That stroke really took a beating
out of you."
Bob smirks back to him. "Shut up," he whispers back to him.
"I don't care what kind of party this is, I will still have you thrown
out of this house if you don't have any respect for the owner."
Dominick looks back at him with a sly grin on his face. "You know
it will be a cold day in hell before I respect you."
Before Bob can say anything, Kim emerges at the doorway of the foyer.
"What's going on out here?" she asks as she comes up to Bob.
"I thought I told you not to create a scene tonight," she says
as she looks at Dominick. "Darling, are you alright?"
"I'm fine, I'm fine," Bob waves his hand to Kim. "I was
just telling Dominick that he may have overstayed his welcome."
"I think it would be for the best if you left," Kim tells Dominick.
"Oh, I don't think so," Dominick replies to them. "Not
until your dear husband has to hear what I have to tell him."
"What is this all about?" Bob yells back at him, growing tired
of Dominick's games.
"It's about your wife and my son," Dominick says with a devilish
grin on his face, as Kim's eyes open wider in horror.
"I saw you and Dominick hugging earlier," Frederick announces
to Eva as she grabs another glass of champagne. "I'm guessing that
means you decided not to tell him about my hypnosis sessions with Felicia."
Eva takes a sip and looks back at the doctor. She knows that she wanted
to tell Dominick the truth about Frederick brainwashing Felicia into believing
that she doesn't love Dominick anymore but when she went to tell him the
truth, Dominick revealed that Felicia had signed the divorce papers, and
therefore he was going to be free to be with her. Eva had long hoped to
hear those words from Dominick's mouth; how could she possibly tell him
the truth at that time?
"You're not saying anything," Frederick says with a grin on
his face. "Please tell me that this means that you're going to keep
the secret so I can have Felicia and you can have your future with Dominick?"
Eva waves her hand in front of his face. "We shouldn't been seen
together," Eva replies to him. "If this is going to work, people
can't think that we are working together."
"You're doing the right thing, Eva," Frederick tells her.
"See you in hell," she snaps at him as she walks off from him,
knowing that what she is doing is wrong.
Frederick turns around and watches her walk away from him. He breathes
a sigh of relief, knowing that he just dodged a major bullet. He runs
his hand through his hair and then smiles when he sees Felicia approaching
him. "Good evening," he says to her. "Are you having a
good time tonight?"
Felicia nods back to him. "Andy went all out to celebrate Reese's
life," she tells him. "I think it's a very sweet gesture."
"I couldn't agree with you more," Frederick replies to her.
"It's got me thinking though," Felicia tells him. "I want
to unlock whatever my mind is preventing me from remembering."
"All in good time," Frederick tries to tell her. "You could
remember at any time now, Felicia."
"No," Felicia tells him, her tone serious as she looks him in
the eyes. "I want to go under hypnosis again. I am determined to
"Well, Mr. Vinny, don' keep us waitin' anymore. What news do you
have for us?" Jemma asks him, as Chris, Trenyce and Daisy and look
on wondering what Vinny could have to tell them.
Vinny looks back at his family and gulps a little. "I got a phone
call earlier today," he explains to them. "And, it seems like
the lead that we thought we had on Chris and Trenyce's child fell through."
"I don't understand," Trenyce replies to him quickly. "What
does that mean exactly?"
"It means we keep looking," Vinny tells her. "Just because
this one lead didn't pan out, doesn't mean that we can't still find your
child. It will just take longer than what we first hoped."
"I can't believe this," Chris admits as he grabs another vodka
cocktail and drinks it quickly. "Nothing seems to be going my way
"Chris," Daisy tells her ex-husband. "There's still hope,
like Vinny said. We don't have much to go off of, so this was always going
to be a long process."
"I know, I know," Chris admits to them. "I'm just frustrated
that Frederick Richardson sent Andrew away and now we get this news. I
just need to catch a break."
"I have an idea," Daisy reveals to everyone. "What if we
hired Meggan to find your child? She took over Madeline Wilkins PI firm,
she could have resources that we don't even know about."
"I think that is a wonderful idea," Jemma replies to them. "And,
we need to start havin' faith that thing' will work out. Trust in God,
he knows what he's doin'."
"What do you think Chris?" Trenyce asks him. "Do you think
we should hire Meggan?"
"Dominick, this is not the time or the place to have this conversation,"
Kim warns him, as she knows that he wants to tell Bob the truth about
her affair with Tyler and cause Bob's memory to come back instead of letting
it come back all on it's down.
"What's going on out here?" Tyler asks as he comes into the
foyer. "Dad, are you okay?"
"Come over here son," Dominick calls Tyler over, who listens
to his father. "I was just about to tell Bob the truth."
"Would someone kindly tell me what is going on here?" Bob demands
to know, growing more agitated by the code of secrecy in the room.
"Bob, darling, we need to keep you calm. Getting worked up isn't
good for your recovery," Kim tells him as she walks him over to a
bench so he can sit down.
"That's right, let Bobby sit down and catch his breath," Dominick
grins back to his rival, trying to stick it to him.
"Dominick, I said that's enough!" Kim stands up and yells at
him. "It's time for you guys to leave! Get out of my house!"
"Your house?" Tyler asks her laughing. "That's rich, Kim."
"Don't do this, Tyler. Please don't do this," Kim begs him.
"Kim! What are they going on about?" Bob asks, as he tries to
stand up. As he tries to stand up, he starts to cough and he soon falls
to the ground unconscious.
"Bob! Oh my God!" Kim cries as she rushes over to his side.
She looks up at Tyler and Dominick! "Do something! Call 9-1-1!"
Next on One Day at a Time
- Bob is rushed to the hospital
- Shane gets an urgent phone call Paige
- The gala comes to a close