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Written by: Dallas Walsh
 
 
Previously on One Day At A Time
-Cory and Adam fought over Natasha. Helen saw a side of Adam she didn’t like. Cory pledged his love for Natasha, as a devastated Robin overheard. Natasha awoke. Robin felt at an all-time low.
-Kim arrived at the mansion. Jackson quickly cornered her
-Victoria continued to act odd at the party. She revealed to Vinny that she was at the Calimo mansion.
-Leah walked into the library and saw a horrible sight.
-Shane and Rebecca saved a shot Jason’s life.

Scene 1
Setting: The Calimo Mansion

Victoria darts upstairs and arrives in an guest bedroom, where she catches glimpse of herself in the side-view mirror, near a door connecting to an adjoining room.

"I can not believe what that stupid bitch Helen did to my dress. So help me if this stains…" she stops and tries to appease herself, "Let’s just see if I can salvage what is left of this night."

She then takes a deep breath and opens the closet. She eventually comes across a dress she thinks would be semi-decent after several moans of disgust at some of the article of clothing on display. She then takes the dress from the hanger and goes up to the mirror to see how it would look on her by holding it against her body. She is distracted by whispers from Chris in the adjoining room while trying to determine whether the dress will do.

"It took me a while to get away and now that I have, I’m really starting to feel guilty about doing this." He voices as he sits on the bed, loosening his tie in worry.

On the other side of the telephone, is Danielle, Daisy’s twin sister. Danielle assures him that they have nothing to feel guilty about and that marriage requires sacrifice and that Daisy must understand that there are some things that she cannot give him and that he must look for elsewhere. She then adds though if he’s feeling too guilty, then they really have no reason to continue their hot affair.

"Don’t make this hard by telling me what I would be missing. The thought of never making love to you, I don’t think I could bear it." He says vigorously, turning Victoria off to the conversation.

"Some people really should save the hanky panky for disclosed areas in their own homes," she smirks. She then turns back to the mirror to give the dress one more looking over and reaches a verdict, "All right this will do." She then begins to remove the stained dress as a firm no from Chris bellows from the room.

"Telling Daisy will certainly not solve anything, she will never understand my sleeping with her sister," he sighs, as a stunned Victoria overhears.

Scene Two
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Library

Leah walks down the hallway. ‘Odd, one of the ushers told me that a guest was seen down here...’ she says to herself as she approaches the library. She sees a light on under the door. Leah knocks on the door twice. When no one answers, Leah opens the door. She looks around, and sees nothing. Suddenly she sees something on the floor, and let’s out a blood curling scream!

Robin looks up from ground, holding a letter opener to her neck.

"Leah...what are you doing in here?" Robin says, moving the letter opener from her neck in tears.

"Robin, my God, what are you? You...you were going to...kill yourself?" Leah asks in disbelief.

Robin slowly stands up and places the letter opener back on the desk, still in tears. "Cory told Natasha he loved her. I have nothing left. Nothing," she says crying into her hands.

Leah embraces her sister. "You have me," she says holding a weeping Robin. "And you have Father. We love you Robin. You have so much to live for. Please tell me you won’t try anything again."

Robin looks at her sister. "Why are so you kind to me? I’ve done nothing but be a pain to you. I tried to steal your husband..."

"That’s all in the past Robin. Let’s not rehash it now. Promise me Robin, promise me you won’t hurt yourself," Leah interrupts her.

Robin wipes away her tears. "I promise," she says.

"OK," Leah says embracing her again. "I want you to see Shane."

"No, Leah, I’m fine."

"I insist. He needs to look at you," Leah says.

"Alright. I’ll wait here."

Scene 3
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; A Guest Room

Rebecca sits in a chair adjacent to the bed where Jason lays, her face dry from tears and ruins of her mascara reliving the moments before the tragic event.

[Flash]

"The man you were talking to at the party… the one you’ve been kissing," Jason manages to say with his voice nearly breaking.

Rebecca covers her mouth, silencing her shock over the fact that Jason had overheard her and Shane. She releases her hand from her mouth and tells him, "It’s not what you think, nothing is going on between me and Shane."

"He kissed you and you didn’t resist, is that not what happen?" he asks.

"Yes… no, I might not have stopped it sooner, but…" She voices before he cuts her off.

"I can’t listen to this!" he says, preparing to pass her as the hitman fires his gun. He raises his hand, and fires the gun! The bullet breezes through the thick snow. And hits Jason, as he is passing by Rebecca! The bullet enters Jason’s stomach. He clutches his stomach, and falls to the ground. The snow is a deep red, as blood exits Jason’s stomach. Rebecca screams, and falls to her knees.

[ End of Flash]

Her eyes then become fixed as she realizes, "This is my fault."

Shane overhears as he enters and walks over to the back of her chair and gives her words of encouragement.

"This isn’t your fault, the person who was holding the gun is at fault, not you. You weren’t holding the gun, were you?" He asks with a hint of sarcasm but stating strongly.

"No of course not," she replies.

"Then you cannot possibly be responsible for that bullet lodging into Jason’s stomach." He reassures her with a smile.

"But I was…" She manages to get out before he cuts her off.

"No!" he says adamantly.

Rebecca then gets up from her chair and turns around to hug him. "Thanks, I really needed to hear that."

"No need, anyone with eyes can see that you’re incapable of hurting anyone." He voices back gently looking into her affectionate eyes and kisses her as Jason begins to opens his eyes and spots the display.

Jason cannot believe his eyes as Shane and Rebecca kiss seems to have been going on for hours, but Rebecca pulls away and catch a glimpse of an awaken Jason before he closes his eyes, pretending to still have been asleep.

"I told you that this cannot happen anymore, Shane. Please? Respect that I am with Jason and accept that we can only be friends." She says no holds barred.

"All right, I’m sorry. I don’t know, I guess I’ve been just moving with the emotions and not really taking notice to the fact that you don’t really want us the way… Anyway, I will respect what you and Jason have from now on. Which means I am going to start by giving you sometime alone, maybe he’ll open his eyes knowing you’re the only face he will awaken to?" He walks to the door as Rebecca makes her way over to Jason and then leaves, closing the door quietly behind.

Jason then awakes unable to hide his smile, which Rebecca catches and then queries him, "You heard all of that, didn’t you?"

"Yeah, I’m going to have to keep a greater eye on you, it seems you have a hard time fighting all these eligible bachelors off with that stick glued to your hip." He says laughing as Rebecca laughs along with him. Rebecca laugh isn’t quite whole-heartedly as she stares into Jason’s eyes and then kisses him, but is saddened by Shane’s words.

Scene 4
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Den

Vinny sits in a chair by the large fireplace, sipping on a glass of red wine. His mind wonders back to his conversation with Victoria, earlier in the evening.

[Flash]

"I know who you thought I was, did you have that same misconception the night you shot me in the Calimo Cabin? It is quite beautiful up there this time of year." She adds hoping to stir Vinny and does.

"You were up at the Calimo Cabin?" He asks, caught off guard by the remark.

"Of course I was!" She says adamantly. "So many memories and secrets lie in that place, I just took some deep breaths in order to make it all come back to me." She concludes demonstrating her deep breath.

"What exactly came back to you?" Vinny queries, starting to sweat.

"Oh, this and that. You know, just things that seem so long ago." She replies, further feeding into Vinny’s anxiety. She then turns back toward the door with a sigh, "Well, why don’t I inform Meggan you are waiting for her? This is a day where every surprise should get its just deserts."

[End of Flash]

"What are you up to now?" he asks himself aloud.

"Who are you talking about?" Meggan asks, emerging from behind Vinny.

Vinny looks up and smiles at his wife. "I was talking about Victoria. I seen her rush upstairs a few moments ago," he covers.

Meggan laughs as she sits next to him. "It’s pretty funny, actually. Helen and Victoria were having a conversation," she begins.

"I’m sure that went well," Vinny laughs.

"Oh it did. Helen spilled wine on her!"

"I’m sure she’s upstairs fuming. Helen better watch out," Vinny laughs.

Patricia overhears their conversation and wonders if Victoria could cause her problems. ‘We’ve worked too hard for Victoria to ruin this,’ Patricia thinks to herself. Patricia quickly recalls Meggan saying that Victoria went upstairs, and quickly makes her way to the stairs.

Scene 5
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Guest House

Cory sits on the sofa, as Natasha is upstairs finishing her make up for the wedding. Cory quickly recalls the scare Natasha gave him. Passing out in the snow, not waking up. He recalls professing his love for Natasha, as Robin entered the guest house.

‘I really have to talk to her,’ he says to himself. ‘Make her understand. I love Natasha. I always have.’

His thoughts are interrupted by Natasha’s presence in the den. He turns his head, and his jaw drops.

"Wow, you look...amazing," he says at Natasha’s spaghetti strapped light pink princess dress. She has a matching mess shall to go with it. She has her blonde hair pulled back into a bun, with a few curls falling down.

Natasha blushes at Cory’s comments. "You always were too flattering for me," she smiles.

He gets up and walks towards her and puts his arms around her waist. "I’m just being honest," he says kissing her.

She responds to the kiss, and they share a passionate kiss. She finally pulls back, "We don’t want to be any later for the party then we already are," she smiles.

"I really don’t think they’d miss us," he smiles, kissing her again.

She again pulls back. "You need to find a jacket," he says. "I don’t want you to be cold."

"Yes, sir," Natasha laughs, as she puts on a black trench coat. "We’re only a few minutes away from the house anyways."

Scene 6
Setting: The Calimo Mansion

Cory and Natasha enter the mansion, and an usher quickly takes their coats. Natasha looks into the den.

"Looks like everyone is having a good time," she smiles.

"Listen, if you aren’t up for this, we can hide out until the wedding."

"No. This is my brother’s wedding. I need to make an appearance. Plus, I know Kim is coming. I haven’t seen my best friend in a long time. I’ll be fine, I promise," she says.

"Alright, I believe you," he says.

They are interrupted by Sofia.

"Mom!" Natasha says, hugging her mother.

"Hello baby," she warmly greets her daughter. As they exit the embrace, Sofia says "I have some bad news for Cory, however."

Scene 7
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Library

Robin sits on the sofa, staring into the fire, as it roars on. Recalling how desperately and lonely she felt that she wanted to take her own life, Robin sheds a tear. She quickly wipes it away, as Shane enters the library.

"Hey, how are you doing?" he asks her calmly. He moves towards the sofa, and sitting next to her.

"I’m alright. I’m feeling much better Shane. I really don’t know what I was thinking earlier."

"I do. You were feeling alone and desperate. So much..."

"Please, don’t say it," she says, getting another tear in her eye.

"Robin, I want to put you on anti-depressants."

"Shane, no. Please. I don’t need them..."

"Your actions today proved otherwise. Robin, you very fragile emotionally. I don’t know all the details, but I do believe, as your doctor, that you should be on this medication. Please fill it out tomorrow," he says. "Actually, I think I have some pills in my medical bag. It’s in my car."

Robin begins to weep. "Thank you," she whispers.

Shane hugs her, as she cries. They are interrupted by Cory, who enters the library. "I’ll be right back," Shane says getting up and leaving.

Cory sits next to Robin on the sofa. "I’m so sorry. This is all my fault," he says, hugging her.

Robin tries hard to fight her tears, but they continue to flow. "No, please don’t say that. Please Cory, don’t blame yourself. It’s me..."

"No, it’s not you. It is me and my inability to decide what I want to do with you and Natasha."

Robin stops crying. "But this has made me realize, that you need me Robin. And I’ll be by your side. I’m with you," he says.

Robin hugs him and starts to cry again. "Oh Cory, you’ve made me so happy."

Natasha opens the door slightly, and sees the embrace. Realizing what has happened, a crushed Natasha shuts the door softly and walks towards the stairs. She runs into Shane.

"Natasha? What is it? What’s wrong?" he asks.

Natasha grabs Shane and hugs him, crying. "Oh Shane...it’s all over. Forever."

Scene 8
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; Natasha’s Old Room

Leah finishes putting on her dress. She looks in the six-foot mirror, and admires herself. ‘This is so amazing. Everything is falling into place. Jeff agrees to the annulment, Robbie and I are in love. Everything is perfect,’ she says to herself.

Suddenly there is a knock on the door. She looks over and says "Come in."

Jeff enters the bedroom, and shuts the door behind him. "Wow, you look beautiful," he says.

"Thank you," she smiles. "Why are you here? Is there a problem with the annulment?"

"No, no problem at all," he smiles. "I just needed to see you again. I needed to see you one more time before you officially became another man’s wife," he sighs.

"Oh Jeff," she says moving towards him. "I’m sorry this is causing you so much pain. If only your parents..."

"Shh," he says. "Let’s not talk about that right now."

"OK," she says, looking into his eyes.

"I still love you Leah, and one day I hope you realize that," he says moving in and kissing her. The kiss takes Leah by surprise, but she finds herself enjoying it, and she doesn’t pull away.

Unbeknownst to both Jeff and Leah, Dominick is at the door watching them kiss.

Next on One Day At A Time
-The wedding of Robbie and Leah begins
-Patricia has words with Victoria and Meggan
-Daisy feels Chris’ cold shoulder
-Kim’s missing
-Helen witnesses a moment between Shane and Natasha

 

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