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Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: May 22, 2017
 

Episode Theme song: "Money" Mariah Carey
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Friends & family gathered at St. Joseph's for Eva & Dominick's wedding. Eva spotted Felicia and Dominick sharing a close moment and her guilt of keeping Frederick's secret of brainwashing Felicia into believing she doesn't love Dominick anymore overwhelmed her
- Trenyce was at Tyler's house; she grabbed Felicia's IPod, thinking it was hers, and decided to go for a bath. She was shocked when she heard the words "You don't love Dominick" playing at the same time as the regular songs
- Dawn decided to move back home but where she got there she caught Chris & Helen in the afterglow of making love for the first time and she dashed out of the house. Helen was visibly upset
- Adam helped Robin move into her new place and she invited him to attend Dominick's wedding with her. Cory, meanwhile, asked Rebecca to move back in with him as he learned Caroline was back in town
- Robbie and Kim continued to share secret kisses

Scene One - Tyler's Townhouse

Trenyce freezes as she steps out of the bathtub and she looks at the settings of the IPod that are in her hand. She can see that there are two tracks playing at the same time on the IPod, which isn't supposed to happen. One track is on a loop and the other is in the Apple music shuffle mode. She shakes head in confusion for a moment before she turns the music off so she can hear the second track only.

The words "You don't love Dominick" play over and over again in her ears. Trenyce looks up in confusion, wondering who would want to tell Felicia repeatedly that she doesn't love Dominick. That's when it hits her; she knows exactly who would want Felicia to think she isn't in love with Dominick anymore.

"Frederick," she says out loud to herself, realizing that the doctor would want Felicia for himself. This could be the reason that Felicia divorced Dominick, Trenyce thinks to herself. Everything, suddenly, makes sense. "My God," she whispers. "Dominick is about to marry Eva but this, this could change everything. I have to get to the church. I have to tell everyone the truth!"

Scene Two - St. Joseph's Church

Eva sits in the bridal room in front of a large mirror putting her makeup on. Victoria and Natasha are beside her, helping their mother with everything thing that she needs to get ready for her day. Eva recalls earlier opening the door to get Natasha when she spotted Dominick and Felicia sharing a close moment; the sight of her fiancé in the arms of his ex-wife flooded her mind with guilt of keeping Frederick's secret that he was brainwashing Felicia into believing that she doesn't love Dominick anymore. But, she could tell by the way Felicia was looking at Dominick that she very much still has feelings for him. She continues to try to calm herself down.

"Are you sure you're okay Mom? I saw your hands shaking earlier," Natasha tells her as she brushes part of Eva's hair. Natasha doesn't know what could have caused such anxiety in her Mom but she hopes it goes away before the ceremony begins.

"I'm sure that I am fine," Eva lies to her daughter. "I opened the door and saw so many people out there and my nerves just got the best of me."

"You are just nervous because you want this day to be perfect," Victoria smiles down at her Mother before she looks over at Natasha.

"It will be perfect," Natasha echoes Victoria's words. "Nothing will stop this day from being perfect."

Before Eva can reply, there's a knock on the door and it opens slightly. Frederick pops his head in and smiles at the sight of the three women getting ready. "Can the bride to be spare a moment for a friend?" he asks.

Eva looks at her daughters and nods. "Could you give us just a moment?"

"Of course," Victoria replies. "Nat and I will be just outside."

The girls leave the room and Frederick closes the door behind them. "You look beautiful," he tells her.

"I don't know how much more of this I can handle," she reveals to him in a whisper. "I saw Felicia and Dominick share a moment earlier. It's obvious that they still care for each other."

"Dominick loves you," Frederick informs her. "He's marrying you. All you have to do is walk down that aisle and you're home free."

Eva gulps wondering if he is right. "And, what about Felicia? What about her feelings?"

"Leave Felicia to me," he smiles to her. "I'll be there to pick up any pieces for her."

Eva nods back to him, trusting what he is saying. "I hope you're right. I really hope that you're right."

"Trust me Eva, nothing can go wrong now."

***

"I'm so glad that you convinced Mom to stay for the wedding," Tyler tells Dominick as they stand in the foyer of the church together in the tuxedos.

"Yea, I hope it's not too much for her," Dominick admits to him.

"I don't think it will be," Tyler replies to him. "I think it will be good for her to see you moving on."

"Do you think she's not moving on?"

Tyler shakes his head. "I didn't mean it like that. I just think it will be good for her to see that there's life after divorce, you know?"

"I know what you mean, son," Dominick smiles to him. "Have I told you how proud I am that you're standing up with me today?"

Tyler puts his father into a hug. "I wouldn't be anywhere else, Dad."

"How about we go find Blake? I'd love to see my Grandson before the ceremony starts."

***

Kim and Robbie sit behind a tall rose bush on a bench in the garden as they decided to get some air before the ceremony starts. Robbie looks at his stepmother and knows that they have shared a few kisses lately and he is trying to get even more from her. He doesn't know how she feels about this exactly but he will keep trying; he feels like he has too. Everything is depending on this, he says to himself.

"Beautiful day for a wedding, huh?" he asks her as she looks over to him with a sly grin on her face.

"Yea, it certainly is," she tells him. "I saw you talking with Victoria earlier. Is everything okay with you two?"

Robbie sighs and knows that Victoria is hoping that they will get back together. He had left her after he discovered she was the one who told Jeff to sue him for Leah's estate but she did provide damaging testimony at Shane's trial a few weeks ago. Robbie would like nothing more than to get back together with Victoria, but he knows that he has other things to focus on first.

"She wants to talk after the wedding," he reveals to Kim.

"That's a good sign?" she asks him.

"I guess," he says looking back to her. "I guess my mind has been more focused on other things."

"Other things?" she asks him. "Like what?"

"Like this," he whispers before he leans in and kisses her passionately. Kim gets swept away by the moment and kisses him hard back.

They part and she looks at him, lust in her eyes. She knows that she probably shouldn't be kissing Robbie but she keeps thinking about how Bob told her she could be with a man if she needed one while he was at rehab. She has been lonely lately and would love if Robbie took care of that for her.

"I'm sorry," he says back to her, licking his lips.

"I'm not sorry, not anymore," she replies. She leans in and kisses him again. "After the ceremony, let's finish what we keep starting?"

Robbie smiles back to her. "That sounds perfect."

***

Cory looks around the church hoping to see Robin. He wanted to wish her well today, since Dominick is her father. He also hopes to take the opportunity to try to make inroads on their relationship; he knows that she is upset with him, and rightfully so, for getting Rebecca pregnant but he is still holding out some kind of hope that they will be able to get back together. He recalls, however, that the last time he saw Robin, she was at the Pampa Grill with Adam. It's not the first time he has seen them together lately so he hopes that they are just friends, the way Adam claims they are. He turns around and happens to see Adam and Robin come into the church together. He feels his blood boil when he realizes that Adam is Robin's date to the event. He takes a deep breath and moves closer to his wife.

"Robin," he says as he approaches the two of them. "Do you mind if I have a word with you?"

Robin nods over to Adam as he walks away, knowing that she ok-ed the interaction. "You look beautiful today," Cory smiles to Robin.

She gives him half a smile back. "Thanks, what can I do for you?"

"I just wanted to wish you and your family well today," he replies to her. "And, I wanted to let you know something. Something important."

Robin arches her eyebrow. "What is it?"

"Caroline Fitzpatrick is in Twin Peaks, I ran into her the other day."

Robin's mouth opens in shock; she never thought she would have to see her doctor from Raven's Meadow again. She also realizes that the doctor is dangerous as she shot Cory when the two of them were escaping last fall. "My God, what is that woman doing back in town? What would she possibly want?"

Cory shrugs his shoulders. "I was about to ask her those very questions but she kicked me in the shin and she ran off."

"Are you okay?" Robin asks out of concern.

"I'll be fine," Cory waves his hand. "Just a little bruise, but I thought you should know. That woman is dangerous, she's capable of anything. I even asked Rebecca to stay with me for the time being, because I don't know what Caroline could do."

Suddenly, it makes sense to Robin; the reason that Cory asked Rebecca to move in with him. Still, in her mind, it doesn't change the fact that he slept with his sister and she is carrying his baby.

"Where is Rebecca?" Robin asks him, noticing that her sister isn't anywhere to be seen.

"She wasn't feeling well today so she stayed home."

"Makes sense," Robin nods back to him. "Well, thanks for telling me about Caroline. I'll be careful."

"Yea, anytime Robin," Cory replies to her. "Enjoy your day with your family, okay?"

***

Helen and Chris walk up the stairs of the church side by side while Barbara follows closely behind them. Helen smiles to Chris as he opens the door for her and Barbara. Once she's inside, she looks around and realizes how beautiful the church is, even though her mind has been racing about Dawn seeing her and Chris coming downstairs after making love for the first time. She can't lie and say she didn't enjoy her time with Chris; she very much so did, but the fact that Dawn saw them and lashed out at her, has her thinking that it was a mistake to move so quickly with Chris.

"You seemed quiet on the way over," Chris tells her as Barbara comes into the church.

Helen looks over at Barbara. "Mom, could you go and get us a couple of programs?"

Barbara smiles back to her. "I'd love too!"

Once Barbara scurries away, Helen looks at Chris and sighs. "Look, Chris, what happened yesterday was amazing," she reveals to him.

"Why do I get the feeling there is a but coming?" he asks with half a grin.

"But, I wasn't expecting Dawn to find out about us so quickly. I can't get her disappointment out of my head," she reveals to him.

"That's understandable," Chris nods back to her. "Just remember that you have to live your life, not your daughter's."

"I know," she says back to him. "I just need some time. I just don't want to rush anything."

"Okay," he tells her. "I'm going to find my seat. You're welcome to sit with me, if you'd like. But if not, I get it. Just know I'm here when you're ready."

She smiles back to him. "I appreciate that," she replies to him quickly. "I see Dawn over there, I'd like to talk to her."

"Sure, good luck," Chris tells her before he moves into the church.

Helen quickly moves over to where Dawn is standing, typing into her phone. "Hey," Helen announces to her daughter.

"What do you want?" Dawn snaps at her mother, still floored by what she walked in on. And to think, she was going to move home! She has no idea what she was thinking.

Before Helen can reply, Adam emerges from behind them. "My two favorite girls," he smiles. "I was hoping to see you both."

"Hey Dad," Dawn says as she hugs him. "What's going on?"

"Well, I'm not sure what your Mother is here talking to you about, but I think we need to talk about what happened at Shane's trial, don't you?"

Dawn gulps knowing that this conversation was going to happen sooner rather than later. She knows that her parents couldn't be very happy with her because she was helping Paige with her plan to try to get Shane away from Natasha. Now, Dawn has also been sentenced to court-ordered therapy.

"Do we really have to have this conversation here?" Dawn whispers back to her father, and then over at Helen. "I don't think a wedding is really appropriate."

"Fair enough," Adam nods back to her. "But soon, okay?"

"Yea sure," Dawn says back to him. "I think there's a lot of things this family needs to talk about," she continues to say as she glares at Helen.

***

Meggan looks around the church and can't help but smile before she looks back at Jeff and puts her hands on his chest before she kisses him.

"What was that for?" he asks her as their lips part.

"I just feel like everything is coming together," she says back to him. "Paige really seems to have learned her lesson from the trial and you and Robbie seem to be in a better place now."

Jeff nods back to her. "I would tend to agree with that."

"Well," she smiles to him. "Then, let's tell Paige that we are engaged. I want to marry you, Jeff. I want to become your wife. Being in this church, at a wedding, it makes me want this for us."

He can't help but smile back to her. "I can't say no to you. Let's tell Paige right after the wedding so we can plan our own big day, okay?"

"I love the sound of that!"

***

Felicia walks through the garden, feeling the warm sun beat down on her face. She can't help but think about her moment with Dominick earlier in the day. She knows that she is happy for him that he is getting married today, but a part of her is also sad. She doesn't know why, exactly, but she has this feeling in the depth of her heart that something is wrong.

"You have to stop this foolishness," she whispers to herself. "Dominick is marrying Eva. You and Frederick are growing closer," she continues to tell herself as she touches her lips, remembering how Frederick kissed her recently. "And, I don't love Dominick. I haven't in a very long time."

Saying the words out loud cause her to have shiver. She wraps her arms around herself as tears fill her eyes. "What is wrong with me?" she asks herself as she wipes a tear from her cheek. "I made this decision! I made it a long time ago! Now, I just have to live with it. I have to live with the fact that Dominick is moving on."

Scene Three - Tyler's Townhouse

Trenyce quickly pulls her pants up and buttons them up. She looks around Tyler's bedroom once more before she realizes that she has everything she needs. Felicia's IPod is in her purse; she has to have to tell everyone the truth about what is happening. They have to know why Felicia had her change of heart; it could change everything.

"Maybe I can help get Tyler's parents back together," she whispers to herself as she rushes to the door. "I have to get to the church. I just hope I'm not too late."

Next on One Day at a Time

- Adam confronts Chris over his relationship with Helen
- Trenyce races to the church but runs into difficulties
- Paige learns of Jeff and Meggan's future plans

 
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