Theme song: "Next to Me" Emeli Sande
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- On the anniversary of Noah's death, Jeff shut Meggan out. She told him
that she won't be punished every year for her past mistakes
- Dawn told Paige that she will help her pass her court ordered medical
exam to see if Paige is still a virgin
- Adam and Dawn were floored to realize that Helen was seeing Chris. Trenyce,
meanwhile, tried to act supportive of Chris' interest in Helen
- Vinny warned Frederick about hurting his family. Jemma, meanwhile, had
a nightmare about the doctor
Scene One - MW Investigations
Jeff walks into the office slowly and looks around hoping to see Meggan.
He doesn't see anyone else in the office but he also knows that it is
still pretty early but he does see the light on in Meggan's office. As
he moves closer to her door, he remembers how upset Meggan was with him
after he shut her out on the anniversary of Noah's death. Afterwards,
he realized how unfair he was being towards her and so he's coming to
see her today in hopes of making up with his fiancé, especially
since he knows that he needs her right now because Shane's trial is coming
He pauses at the doorway of her office and watches her sit at her desk
for a moment. The light from the window in her office catches her hair
just perfectly for a moment and he realizes how beautiful Meggan is. He
suddenly gets an overwhelming sensation of how lucky he is to have her
in his life.
"I hope this is a good time," he says to her as he knocks once
on her door. "I really need to talk to you."
Meggan looks up from her desk and arches her eyebrow. "Do you?"
she snips back to him. "Because the last time I saw you, all you
kept saying was that you needed time. What's changed?"
"I'm sorry about that," Jeff tells her as he sits on the corner
of her desk. "I know it wasn't fair of me to treat you that way on
the anniversary of Noah's death."
"No it wasn't," she continues her cold front. "Every year
since we've been in this relationship you treat me garbage on the day
your son died and last year you did it on the day Leah died. So, I'm expecting
you'll treat me good until July when it's Leah's anniversary. But guess
what, I'm not waiting around for you this time."
"What are you talking about?"
Meggan slides her engagement ring off her finger and holds it out to him.
"It's over, Jeff. I don't want to do this anymore."
Scene Two - Twin Peaks Police Station; The Holding Cells
"How are you holding up in here?" Victoria asks Shane as she
stands on the other side of his small jail cell. Victoria decided to come
and see her friend to see how he is doing. She can't imagine that Shane
actually slept with Paige but all the evidence is clearly pointing to
that. She also hopes that visiting Shane doesn't get her into more trouble
with Robbie because she is trying to make their relationship work and
this could be a setback if he isn't happy with her decision to come and
Shane stands up from the cot and moves closer to her. "As well as
to be expected, I suppose. I'm trying to figure out what the hell happened
at the cabin that night."
"You still don't remember, huh?" Victoria asks him. Even she
is hoping that his memory will come back so this could all be cleared
"No and I hate that I can't remember," he replies to her. "I
know that I drank a lot of wine that night, so I think I passed out. But
if I did that, then how did I have sex with Paige? None of this makes
Victoria shakes her head failing to understand herself. "I wish I
could do something to help."
"Me too," he replies to her. "I'm surprised to see you
here, actually. I thought Robbie would have banned you from coming to
Victoria smirks a little. "Robbie doesn't control me and, honestly,
I don't even know where we stand these days. We've been so back and forth
lately. It's like a ping pong match."
"Maybe don't tell him that you came to see me," Shane winks
back to her. "He's not very happy with me right now."
"Can you blame him?" Victoria asks him quickly.
Shane shakes his head. "No, I can't blame him. Paige is a beautiful
young woman, but I don't remember sleeping with her! Damnit, I know better
"I know," Victoria agrees with him. "But I don't know why
she'd lie about this."
"Agreed," Shane says to her.
"Look, Shane," Victoria tells him as she comes closer to the
bars. "I have some news that I wanted you to hear from me instead
of someone else."
"I don't like the sound of that," Shane replies to her. "I
don't think I can handle any more bad news."
"It's not bad, exactly," Victoria tells him. "I've been
appointed Chief of Staff at the hospital until your trial is over."
Shane nods back to her. "I guess that makes sense. I appreciate you
"There is more good
news for you," Victoria continues to tell him. "The hospital
board finished reviewing your case and they have no physical evidence
that you looked at Natasha's file, so they are letting you off the hook
with a very strong warning about your future on-goings at the hospital,"
she tells him, as he breathes a sigh of relief. "I have to tell you,
I sat in on some of the discussions, and they weren't going easy on you.
I'd say you got off very lucky."
Shane nods back to her. "I've
learned my lesson, believe me. I just hope I can get lucky with this case."
"I will be at the trial," Victoria replies to her. "And
you know that I am in your corner."
Shane smiles back to her. "Thank you," he whispers to her. "It's
nice to know that someone is on my side."
Scene Three - The Calimo Mansion
Paige looks out of the window in her bedroom at the mansion and can see
some of the roses in the garden just starting to bloom. Spring has come
early this year, she realizes. Her mind, however, is not on the fact that
the weather is changing but rather that she has to undergo a medical examination
to prove whether or not she is a virgin or not. The thought of going to
the hospital and having some doctor touch her in that manner is scary
and disgusting to Paige. She hates that this lie has come to this point;
she never thought that Shane and his lawyer would go this far to prove
that Shane didn't sleep with her. Dawn had told Paige that once Shane
thought they had sex, he would leave Natasha so they could be together.
Paige hates that everything is spiraling out of control like this.
She turns around from the window and wipes a tear that is falling down
her cheek. "I can't do this," she whispers to herself. "I
have to come clean. I have to tell the truth."
"You can't do that," Dawn announces to her friend as she steps
inside Paige's room. "We've come so far, Paige. I know that you didn't
think that you'd have to go through this medical exam but I'm telling
that you that it will be okay."
Paige shakes her head to her friend. "But, I didn't have sex with
Shane. The medical exam will prove that I'm a virgin."
Dawn throws her large purse on the bed and moves closer to her friend.
"I have an idea," Dawn tells her. "But you have to do this,
Paige. I told you that I can help you but you have to go through with
this. I know the medical exam is scary
"You have no idea how scared I am!" Paige interrupts her. "Some
doctor wants to touch me! Do you know how embarrassing this is going to
be? Do you know how violating this is?"
"I know, I know," Dawn puts her hand on Paige's shoulder. She
can tell that her friend is cracking but she knows that she has to convince
Paige to do this because this is Dawn's only hope to get some kind of
revenge on Natasha for breaking up her family, which Dawn wants even more
now that Helen has filed for divorce from Adam. "But let's remember
what the end game is, okay? You and Shane can be together, isn't that
what you want?"
Paige looks back at her and wonders if that is what she still wants. "Is
all of this worth getting some guy to notice me? I don't know. I just
"You and Shane can be so happy, Paige," Dawn tells her. "Trust
Paige finds herself nodding back to her. "So," she sighs. "What
is this idea you have that will help me get through this medical exam?"
Dawn walks over to the bed and grabs her purse. She opens her bag and
pulls out another black plastic bag. She throws the bag on the bed as
Paige watches her every move.
"What's in that bag?" Paige asks as she moves to the other side
of the bed and grabs the bag.
"Open it," Dawn tells her as Paige looks inside.
Paige gets a look of confusion on her face by the object she pulls out
of her bag. "I don't understand," Paige replies to her. "What
Dawn looks back at her in shock. "Are you really trying to tell me
you have no idea what that is?" Dawn asks her as Paige shrugs. "It's
a dildo, Paige. It's for
"Oh my God!" Paige shrieks as she drops the sex toy back on
the bed. "You want me to use this on myself?"
Dawn moves around the bed and puts her hands on Paige's shoulders again.
"It will give the doctor the impression that you've had sex. Just
think about it, okay?"
Scene Four - The Victors Mansion; Vinny, Daisy & Jemma's Home
"You haven't had any more nightmares?" Daisy asks Jemma as she
pours her Aunt a cup of coffee as Daisy recalls the other morning when
she awoke Jemma from having a nightmare that involved Frederick. When
Daisy asked her about it, Jemma claimed that she couldn't remember what
the nightmare was about but Daisy is still concerned that Frederick is
causing her Aunt some kind of trouble.
"No mam, I haven'" Jemma replies to her as she accepts the coffee
from Daisy. "I don' get nightmares very often, but that one spooked
me to my very core. Funny thing is, I don' even remember what it was all
"Dreams have a way of leaving you when you wake up," Daisy tells
her. "What's on your agenda today?"
Jemma takes a sip of her coffee. "I was hopin' to go see Miss Trenyce
and see if she has had any new leads on findin' her baby."
"I'm sure she'd appreciate that," Daisy smiles back to her.
"I don't know if they have any new leads though. I am almost certain
that she would have mentioned something to us if she had."
Jemma nods back to her. "That's the truth," Jemma replies to
her. "I still would like to see her. I hope that child finds her
baby. I think she is really hopin' that going to see that private investigator
will help her track down that missing girl."
"I hope that going to Meggan was the right thing to do," Daisy
agrees with her. "Because, you know, I don't know how much more disappointment
Trenyce can go through."
Scene Five - The Sugarbowl
"I'm so sorry that you had to see that last night," Helen tells
Chris as they put lids on their hot chocolates as she recalls how Adam
and Dawn were confronting her about filing for divorce when Chris showed
up and they realized that Helen was seeing Chris. To be honest, Helen
doesn't know if she should classify this as dating Chris but she does
know that she enjoyed the kiss that they shared. It was after their kiss
that Helen decided to file for divorce but she still doesn't like how
upset her family has become with her actions.
"Hey, you never have to apologize to me," Chris replies to her.
"I've been through divorce, so I understand how difficult it can
be. How about we take these hot chocolates into the park and go for a
"I love the sound of that," Helen smiles back to him as they
start to walk out of the coffeehouse together.
Outside, they turn and start to walk to the part just as Vinny and Trenyce
walk up to the front door of the coffeehouse. Trenyce watches Chris and
Helen walk away and she can feel her heart move into her throat. She hates
seeing them together but she knows that she can't do anything about it.
"You still want me to grab you a coffee?" Vinny asks Trenyce
as he opens the door to the Sugarbowl.
"Yea, thanks," Trenyce replies with a grin on her face. "I
just got lost in my thoughts for a moment."
"It happens," Vinny says back to her as she moves inside the
In the back booth of the coffeehouse, Felicia and Frederick sit across
from each other with coffee's in front of them. Frederick has just heard
from Felicia about Paige's ordeal; he can't believe that Shane would sleep
with a minor.
"Are you sure that this is all true?" Frederick asks her as
he takes a sip of his coffee.
Felicia moves some of her red hair out of her face before she looks back
at her doctor. "Of course I am," she replies to him quickly.
"Robbie had the decency to have Shane arrested and he will stand
trial very soon."
"My goodness," Frederick whispers. "Poor Paige. I can't
imagine what she is going through right now."
"She's embarrassed that so many people know about her first time,"
Felicia informs him. "A woman's first time shouldn't be like this.
It should have been with a young fellow she met at school or work; not
a much older man, you know?"
"I understand completely," Frederick agrees with her. "How
are you holding up with this news?"
Felicia pauses for a moment. "I'm fine. I just want that son of a
bitch to pay," she tells him. "I want Shane to go to jail for
a very long time."
Before Frederick can say anything, his cell phone rings and he quickly
grabs it. He looks at the number and realizes that he has to take the
call. "Excuse me for a moment, will you?" he asks Felicia as
he stands up and moves away from the table.
"Thanks for the coffee, Vinny," Trenyce smiles to him. "I
appreciate the gesture."
"No problemo," he replies to her. "I'm glad I ran into
"Likewise," she says back to him. "Tell Daisy I said hi,
but I really have to get back to the office."
"Understood," he tells her as she gives him a quick hug and
she leaves the coffeehouse. Vinny turns to leave when he sees Frederick
standing in the corner on his cell phone. Vinny recalls giving the doctor
a warning about hurting his family; he just hopes that Frederick takes
his warning seriously. As Vinny prepares to leave, he walks by Frederick.
"Just make sure everything is going well. We can't afford to have
anything go wrong," Frederick says into his phone. "Once the
surprise is ready, Felicia will be so pleasantly shocked. I know that
this will make her the happiest woman in the world."
Vinny keeps walking but he can't help but wonder what this surprise Frederick
is planning for Felicia. He shakes his head thinking that he should mind
his own business but something in his head is telling him that this isn't
going to be a good surprise.
Trenyce walks through the park as she realized that cutting through the
park is a faster way to get back to the office. She still can't believe
that she saw Chris and Helen together although she doesn't know why it
surprises her; when Chris indicated that he is interested in Helen, she
knew it would be only a matter of time before they were serious with each
other. Trenyce knows first hand that Chris is a very hard man to resist
when he wants something or someone.
"Stop thinking about Chris," she scolds herself. "You have
to get over these feelings you have for him. It will drive you crazy if
"Like I told you earlier," Chris tells Helen as they sit on
a bench and look out at the river. "I think you deserve a man better
than Adam. There's no way a man should cheat on you. You're beautiful."
Helen blushes and puts her hand on his leg. "Thank you," she
smiles back to him. "Adam isn't the only guilty one in the marriage,
though. It takes two."
"That's just you being the honourable woman you are," he winks
back to her. "How are you feeling now that you filed for divorce?"
"I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders," she
admits to him. "I hate how upset Dawn is over this but I think she
will get over it."
"Absolutely she will," Chris agrees with her. She turns and
catches him looking at her.
"What?" she asks him with a grin on her face.
"Nothing," he replies. "I'm just thinking I'd like to kiss
Helen kicks her lips a little. "Well then Mr. Michaels," she
purrs. "You should kiss me then."
He doesn't wait for another moment, he leans up and plants a kiss on her
lips. As their lips continue to explore each other, Trenyce comes up to
the bench and sees them kiss. She watches for a moment before she rushes
off, desperate to get the image out of her head.
Scene Six - MW Investigations
"I'm not taking your ring," Jeff tells Meggan, as she holds
her engagement ring out in her hand. "I'm here because I know I was
an asshole. I'm trying to make this right, Meggan."
Meggan sets the ring down on the table. "And you're right. I did
shut you out on Noah's anniversary. And, I did the same thing last year
for Leah's anniversary. But, you have to believe me, I won't do that again.
I saw how hurt you were. That killed me because I love you. The last thing
in the world I want to do is hurt you anymore than I already have."
"You mean that?" she asks him.
"Of course I mean that," he says as he gets off her desk and
moves around to face her. She stands up as he pulls her into a hug. "I'm
so sorry Meggan. Please, forgive me."
Meggan pulls out of the hug and looks into his eyes. She can see how genuine
he is right now. He leans in and kisses her. "I forgive you,"
she whispers as their lips part.
"Thank you," he says back to her as he reaches for the ring
on the desk. "Let's put this back on your finger."
She gives him her left hand and he slides the ring back on. "I need
you so much right now," he admits to her after the ring is on her
"Is it Paige?" she asks him as he nods back to her.
"Shane's trial is coming up," he reveals to her.
"I'll be by your side, Jeff," Meggan replies to him. "I
won't leave you."
Scene Seven - The Calimo Mansion
Paige looks at the dildo that lays on her bed as Dawn's words keep replaying
over and over in her head.
"Just think about it, okay?" Dawn said to her before she left.
Paige knows that if she goes into the medical exam right now, they should
see that she is still a virgin. Using this toy could give the illusion
that she did have sex which means it would work with her story that she
and Shane had sex at the cabin.
"But we didn't and now Shane is in all kinds of trouble," Paige
whispers to herself. "If he goes to jail, then how will be together?"
She shakes her head. "He won't go to jail. Not if I say I wanted
this to happen. They can't make him go to jail for that, can they?"
She looks back down at the object on the bed before she picks it up. She
lays it back down on the bed. "I have to do this," she tells
herself as she starts to unbutton her blouse. "This is my chance
to be with Shane. This will all work out."
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