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Written by: Dallas Walsh
 

Episode Theme song: "World on Fire" Sarah McLachlan
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Lukas admitted to Andy that he was thinking of leaving town so he wouldn't have to make a decision between Donovan and Craig. Craig, meanwhile, told Donovan he was tired of waiting for Lukas to make up his mind
- Vinny overheard Frederick talking about a surprise for Felicia. Felicia, meanwhile, continued to listen to her IPod, which Frederick was using to brainwash her into thinking she didn't love Dominick anymore
- Tyler and Trenyce continued to be friends with benefits. Tyler, meanwhile, realized that Bob had gotten his memory back. Kim also clued into this fact and confronted her husband
- Rebecca realized that Cory could never go into the doctor's appointments with the baby because Caroline was taking her place in the appointments

Scene One - Pampa Grill

Lukas takes a sip of his beer as he waits for Craig to arrive at the restaurant. He asked his boyfriend to join him for dinner so he can tell him that he has decided to leave town. Lukas knows that he is supposed to be thinking about whether or not he wants to be with Craig or Donovan but the truth of the matter is he doesn't want to make that decision at all; he hates thinking that if he chooses one of them, the other will be hurt. Moreover, what if he the guy he chooses decides he doesn't want to be with Lukas after all? In Lukas' mind, leaving the situation will be the best for everyone involved. Still, he thinks it will be a hard pill for Craig to swallow because both he and Donovan have been very patient with him. But, Lukas thinks he is doing what is best for him.

"There you are," Lukas says as Craig approaches his table in the restaurant. "I was beginning to think you weren't coming."

Craig sits across from his past lover and looks at him for a moment. Craig can't deny that Lukas is still a very good looking man but Craig knows that he is at the end of his rope with Lukas not being able to make up his mind on who he wants to be with. It has gotten to the point where Craig doesn't even want to be with Lukas anymore because he can't keep playing this game of ring around the rosy.

"Sorry, I got stuck with an emergency before I left the hospital," Craig says back to him before he orders a drink from the waiter. "I hope you weren't waiting too long."

"Nah," Lukas replies to him quickly. "It gave me time to think and enjoy this beer."

"Oh yea?" Craig tells him, refusing to get his hopes up with the thought that maybe Lukas has actually made up his mind. "That's interesting because I'm glad you invited me to dinner today. I have some news myself."

Lukas gulps a little wondering if this is the best time for him to tell Craig that he has decided to leave town. He picks up his beer and takes a drink. "Okay, you go first with in regards to your news. I'll go after you."

Craig arches his eyebrow. "Fine," he says before he takes a drink of his red wine. "I think it would be for the best if we end this … I can't even call it a relationship anymore. It hasn't been for some time but I'm so done with this. I don't want to be involved in this anymore. You and I, we are over, officially."

Lukas nods back to him, feeling his heart move into his throat. "I get it. I'm surprised it has taken this long."

"You're a great guy Lukas," Craig tells him, hoping he wasn't too harsh. "You just have to figure this out. The world won't end if your Dad knows your gay. The world won't end if you decide who you want to be with. But you can't keep leading people on. It's not fair to anyone. It hasn't been far to me."

"I know," Lukas admits to him, suddenly feeling even more awful then he already does.

"What was your news?" Craig asks him, remembering Lukas said he was going to tell him something too.

"It doesn't matter now," Lukas replies to him quickly, realizing he doesn't need to tell Craig that he is leaving down. "I should be going. I'll see you around."

Before Craig can reply, Lukas stands up and quickly walks out of the restaurant. Craig runs his hands through his hair before he takes another drink of his wine, as he feels like the hugest weight has been lifted off his shoulders.

Scene Two - Tyler's Townhouse

Tyler pours himself a scotch and takes a long sip of it as he looks into the raging fire in his fireplace. He just got home from dropping Blake off at the Calimo mansion, where he realized that Bob had gotten his memory back and was lying to everyone for months. When he confronted Bob about it, Kim overheard everything and then asked Tyler to leave so she could talk to her husband. Tyler has no idea what will happen between Bob and Kim now, but he can't help but think that Kim will forgive her husband like she always does. He remembers having a close moment with Kim earlier this evening but then Bob interrupted then; prior to this evening, all he has heard from Kim was that she wanted to be with her husband again. He wants to believe that she will see the light but he doesn't have faith in that right now.

"I don't know how you can trust that son of a bitch!" Tyler says to himself before he takes another swig of his scotch, thinking of Kim believing the lies Bob will be telling her. He turns around when he hears his doorbell ring and he slowly walks over to the door. "Trenyce," he says seeing his friend on the other side of the door.

Trenyce looks at Tyler and moves inside the house. Her mind keeps replaying seeing Chris and Helen kissing in the park earlier in the day and now she is at Tyler's because she just wanted to escape those images in her head. He has become her crutch in the key moments lately.

"Are you alone right now?" she asks him as she turns around once she's in the living room.

"Yea, Blake with Kim and my Mom went out for a walk," he responds to her. "Why what's going on?"

Trenyce undoes her long trench coat and slowly takes it off, revealing a lace black bra and panty set underneath. "I think you know why I'm here," she purrs at him, as she eyes him up and down.

He looks back at her and licks his lips a little. "How'd you know I needed this tonight?" he asks as he comes up to her and puts his arms around her.

"Because I need it too," she says before she kisses him passionately. "So, you better give it to me."

Scene Three - The Park

Kim walks quickly through the park as her mind races about everything that has happened in the last few hours. She was with Tyler as he was dropping Blake off from a visit when they shared a close moment. She knows that Tyler still has feelings for her and when he touched her face with his hand, she couldn't help but still feel something for him too. Then, Bob interrupted the moment and while Kim went to check on Blake, her husband got into a heated discussion with the father of her baby. When Kim was coming back downstairs, she overheard part of the conversation and realized that Bob had regained his memory and had been lying to her and Tyler for months. When she confronted her husband, he claimed it was because he wanted to have a chance at being with her again. While Kim hates being lied to, she can't deny that she and Bob have been growing closer in the last few months. She just wishes all the lies would stop.

"I just wish that everyone would stop lying to me," she says to herself as she walks along the darken pathway. "Bob has done nothing but lie to me for months."

Suddenly she stops dead in her tracks. She slowly moves her hand to her face as she thinks about Tyler caressing her cheek earlier. "Tyler has never lied to me," she tells herself as she gets tears in her eyes, justifying the fact that when she met him he used the name Johnny, not Tyler. "He meant well with that. He never lied to me to hurt me like Bob has. Maybe this is a sign. A sign that we are supposed to be together as a family; Tyler, Blake and myself."

She wipes her cheek from a falling tear. "I have to see him," she says out loud. "I have to see Tyler."

Scene Four - The Pampa Grill

"I'm so glad everything went well with the appointment," Cory tells Rebecca as they sit across from each other in the restaurant. Rebecca has just finished telling Cory everything about her first doctor's appointment with their child, which she knows very well that Caroline took her place in the appointment. This is the big reason why she didn't allow Cory into the doctor's office because otherwise the entire plan of Rebecca faking the pregnancy would have been exposed. Still, Rebecca overheard everything the doctor told Caroline and is now relaying those messages to Cory. Rebecca knows she has to go along with the plan to keep having a chance with Cory.

"Me too," Rebecca tells him, with a grin on her face as Cory believed her. "I can't tell you how exciting this is for me."

"I can tell," Cory replies to her quickly. "I hope next time I can come into the office with you. Did you start to feel more comfortable?"

Rebecca pauses and picks up her orange juice to take a drink of it, wishing it was spiked with vodka. She knows that Caroline warned her that she couldn't have Cory go into the appointments with her because Caroline will always be the one taking Rebecca's place. Rebecca, though, doesn't know how to tell Cory that he can't come into her appointments going forward, without setting off some kind of alarm bells.

"You're not saying anything," Cory says as he notices that she is deep in thought. "Does that mean you're not comfortable with me coming in with you?"

Rebecca moves a piece of hair behind her ear, nervously.. "It's just…"

"You don't have to explain to me," Cory interrupts her, realizing that she is not okay yet. He wishes she was because he'd love to be apart of the process but he doesn't want to pressure her. "If you're not comfortable, that's fine. I just want you to know that I am here for you."

Rebecca smiles realizing that Cory is making this easier than she had anticipated. "I appreciate that Cory," she smiles back to him, as he gets a smile on his face too as he reaches over and grabs her hand.

"We are in this together, okay?"

From afar, Robin spots the two of them together and feels a knife go through her stomach at the sight of them together. She hates that she is seeing her husband and sister together right now, clearly growing closer because of the baby. She has no idea how she will ever get over this pain. She feels her eyes swell with water before she turns and rushes out of the restaurant, not seen by either Cory or Rebecca.

***

Vinny walks into the restaurant looking to pick up some take out he has ordered for himself and Daisy for dinner this evening. It's late for a dinner but they both had to work late and the last thing either one of them wanted to do was go home and cook a meal. He gets a notice from the waiter that his take out isn't ready just yet, so he looks into the restaurant and happens to see Meggan sitting at a table with Jeff.

He quickly recalls the previous day when he was at the Sugarbowl and he overheard Frederick talking on the telephone about a surprise he had for Felicia. The way that the doctor was talking, however, Vinny had a sinking feeling that this surprise wasn't going to be the best surprise in the world, and he isn't sure why. He doesn't trust Frederick, especially after he has treated Chris and Trenyce with Andrew and something in the tone of the doctor's voice left Vinny feeling unsettled. It certainly doesn't help that Daisy told him that Jemma had a nightmare and called out Frederick's name.

He looks over at the couple and notices Jeff stand up and walk towards to the restroom. While Jeff is gone, Vinny finds himself moving towards their table. "Do you have a moment?" he asks Meggan, who looks in surprise when she sees Vinny arrive at her table.

"Vinny?" She asks him. "What is going on?"

"I won't keep you long, I know you're here with Jeff. I'm just wondering if you know what's going on with your father?"

Meggan looks back at him in further surprise. "My father? Is there something I should know about that is going on with him?" She doesn't let on that she overheard Frederick and Jemma talking last summer.

Vinny shrugs. "I overheard him talking about a surprise for Felicia," Vinny reveals to her. "After the way he's treated Trenyce with the entire Andrew situation, I'm just concerned. I was hoping you'd know something."

Meggan shakes her head, secretly wondering what is going on. "I'm sorry Vinny, I have no idea what kind of surprise my father could be planning. If I find out anything, I can let you know?"

"I'd appreciate that, Meggan," he smiles back to her. "Thanks."

Scene Five - The Sugarbowl

"I was hoping I'd run into you," Frederick announces to Eva has he approaches her at the window bar. He knows that Eva has agreed to keep his secret of him brainwashing Felicia into believing that she doesn't love Dominick anymore because Dominick has finally proposed to Eva and she wants to marry the man she's been in love with for so long. That being said, Frederick is still worried that Eva will get cold feet and tell Dominick the truth about Felicia's sudden cold shoulder towards him.

Eva looks back at the doctor before she takes a sip of her latte. "Were you now?" she replies to him. "I thought you didn't want to be seen together?"

"We know each other, we are bound to run into each other from time to time especially at a place like this."

"Well, what do you want?" she asks him. "I don't have a lot of time."

"I'll keep this brief then," he tells her. "I'm hoping that you're still willing to keep our secret safe. You haven't changed your mind, have you?"

"Has Dominick's head exploded from anger?" she asks him tongue in cheek as he shakes his head. "Then you know that I haven't said anything to him."

"I don't know how to thank you," he admits to her, feeling relieved that she will keep his secret.

"You don't have to thank me, Frederick," she snaps back to him. "I don't know why I'm doing this."

"Because you have Dominick," he says back to her. "And that's all you've ever wanted."

"I feel awful for what I'm doing to Felicia," Eva admits to him. "I just hope I can live with myself."

"We've come too far to back away from this now Eva," he tells her, hoping that she isn't getting cold feet. "Don't feel bad. Just relish in the fact that you're marrying the man you love."

Scene Six - The Park

Felicia sits on a bench in the park listening to her IPod. She finds the listening to her music while watching the river and the nature around her is very comforting her. She has so much on her mind right now that she enjoys the break from the chaos that surrounds her.

As she watches some blue jays fly over her, she thinks about Paige and how the upcoming trial will impact her Granddaughter. She wishes that Paige's first time with a man wasn't going to end up being front page news f. A girl's first time should be magical and with someone she really cares about, Felicia thinks to herself as her music continues to play in her ear. She shakes her head quickly, not wanting to dwell on Paige's situation anymore.

She turns her focus on Dominick and how the two of them shared a tender moment recently when their divorce was finalized. Felicia sighs a little bit as she knows that the one constant in her life has always been her marriage to Dominick. And, now that is over. She wishes she understood how or why she suddenly felt the urge to express that she doesn't love him anymore. That is the reason that Dominick decided to file for divorce which is why and how her marriage is now over for good.

"Oh Dominick," she whispers to herself, unaware of the subliminal messages she is receiving. "I just hope Eva treats you well. That's what you deserve," she continues to tell herself, as the words underneath the music are whispering in Felicia's ear "You don't love Dominick." Over and over again.

"But the fact is," Felicia continues to talk to herself. "I don't love you anymore."

Scene Seven - Bruno's Gym

Lukas slowly walks up to the doorway of the gym, desperate to blow off some steam after he got dumped by Craig earlier in the evening. He isn't surprised that Craig has decided to end their relationship because Lukas knows he has taken a long time to decide which guy he wants to be with. Truthfully, Lukas hasn't even decided; instead, he is going to leave town.

"Lukas, are you going to come in?" Donovan asks as he is exiting the gym, fresh from a workout, seeing Lukas standing outside, deep in thought.

Lukas looks over at his long-time love and nods back to him. "Thanks, yea," he replies to Donovan. "I guess I just got caught up in my thoughts."

"Good thoughts, I hope," Donovan smiles back to him.

Lukas shrugs. "I suppose they are yea."

Donovan arches his eyebrow as he hasn't seen this quiet side of Lukas before. It's not like him to be so reserved. "Is everything okay? You don't seem like yourself tonight."

Lukas nods back to him. "I'm fine," he tells Donovan. "I guess I just need to blow off some steam."

"We should grab a coffee tomorrow?" Donovan asks him, hoping to help Lukas come to a decision between him and Craig.

Lukas knows that he can't grab a coffee with Donovan because he will be out of Twin Peaks. "I'll check my schedule," he lies to Donovan. "If not, take care of yourself, okay?"

Donovan again arches his eyebrow. "I always do," he tells Lukas. "Why do I get the feeling that this is a goodbye?"

Lukas moves closer to Donovan and grabs his hand. "We've said goodbye before," Lukas tells him. "So if it is, just know that we will see each other again. That's how you and I operate."

Donovan smiles back to him. "You're right about that," he says, wondering what is going on with Lukas.

Scene Eight - The Pampa Grill

Cory finishes paying his bill and then stands up to leave. Rebecca is waiting in the car for him, so Cory starts walking towards the door so he doesn't keep her waiting. As he moves through the restaurant, he happens to see Natasha sitting at the bar by herself.

"Nat, hey," Cory says as he walks up to her, feeling somewhat relieved to see her.

"Cory! It's been too long," she replies to him as they share a quick hug. "I heard about the baby, congratulations."

"Thanks," Cory smiles. "I know I screwed up by sleeping with Rebecca but I can't lie and say I'm not happy about becoming a father. That's part of the reason I wanted to come and see you."

Natasha arches her eyebrow. "I'm not sure I understand exactly what I have to do with you having a baby."

"You know everything that Robin and I went through," Cory tells her back as Natasha nods her head. "Well, it was all Melissa's fault. That woman hates me and she will never stop trying to ruin my life."

Natasha nods back to him. "She does seem a little unbalanced."

"Problem is, she's also Rebecca's mother," Cory continues to explain to Natasha. "And that means that she's the grandmother to my child. But I don't want my baby around Melissa. I have to protect my child from her."

"I'm not sure what you're asking me to do," Natasha admits to him.

"I want you to be my lawyer. I want to legally take actions to ensure Melissa can't ever be near my child."

Scene Nine - Tyler's Townhouse

Tyler throws Trenyce down on to the bed and crawls on top of her, his mouth kissing her neck and his hands removing her black laced bra. Trenyce lets out a soft moan of pleasure as Tyler continues to explore her body. She wraps her legs around his waist, giving him the sign not to stop doing what he is currently doing.

***

Kim walks up to the front door of the townhouse and is about to knock when she realizes that the door is slightly ajar. She arches her eyebrow, thinking that Tyler always has his door closed.

"I wonder what's going on," she says to herself as she opens the door and moves inside. "Tyler?" she calls out as she comes into the foyer. "I need to talk to you."

Kim looks around and doesn't see any sign of life. She just hopes that everything is okay with Tyler. She can't shake the feeling that something is off because the door was open. Then she hears a noise coming from the bedroom.

"Tyler?" she calls out as she walks towards the bedroom.

Kim opens the door slightly and is shocked by what she sees: Tyler and Trenyce in the midst of hot, passionate sex. Kim quickly backs away from the door as a tear falls from her eye. She shakes her head quickly before she rushes out of the house.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Craig tries to move on with his life
- Kim makes a decision
- Paige's examination happens

 
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