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Written by: Dallas Walsh
 
  Previously on One Day At Time
-A depressed Robin contemplated suicide. Leah found Robin, and talked her out of it. Shane came to discuss anti-depressants with Robin. Cory told Robin he would stay with her, a crushed Natasha overheard.
-Jeff visited Leah before the wedding and kissed her; Dominick saw.
-Victoria learned that Chris is having an affair with Danielle
-Jason awoke and saw Shane and Rebecca kissing. Rebecca told Jason she was committed to him
-Patricia grew a fear of Victoria, and what she knows about Vinny

Scene 1
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; Natasha’s old room

The kiss between Jeff and Leah continues, growing more passionate each passing moment. Dominick, still standing in the doorway, quietly shuts the door. In the hallway, he takes a deep breath, and walks away.

Back inside, Leah finally pulls away from Jeff.

“You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for this,” he smiles, moving in to kiss her again. Their lips meet again, but Leah once again pulls away.

“We can’t do this Jeff,” she says, holding her hand against his chest to prevent him from coming closer again. “I’m getting married in a little while.”

“Maybe that’s not a good idea,” he says. “Clearly you still have some feelings for me. I think what just happened proves that.”

Leah walks around, pacing. She puts her hand on her hip, a trademark she does when she is nervous. “I just....got caught up in the moment,” she says, trying to convince herself more than anything. “You have to leave Jeff. Please. I can’t take this right now. I need to get ready for my wedding!”

Jeff grabs Leah and looks her in the eyes. “OK, I’ll leave. But before you walk down the aisle, you better think if Robbie is the man you want to be marrying. I still felt something when I kissed you. And I know you felt it too. But I’ll respect you, and leave.”

Jeff turns and leaves. As soon as the door shuts, Leah breaks down in tears.

Scene 2
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Grand Stair Case

Victoria contemplates her recent discovery as she leans against the banister of the stairs, watching the rest of the guests partying.

"This has been quite a day: Vinny, Helen and now Chris. It just can’t get anymore delicious than this," she remarks joyously as Patricia sneaks up from behind, startling her.

"Be careful, too much of a good thing can’t be good for you." Patricia puts quite ominously.

"Excuse me?" Victoria questions, narrowing her right eyelid.

"The more you give in, the harder you fall. Take these stairs for instance," Patricia adds as she gestures Victoria attention toward the stairs. She then concludes, "People walk up and down them everyday, never dare thinking that one day they could just slip and fall."

Victoria is taken aback and thrown by the eerie riddle. "Is that some kind of threat?" she queries.

Patricia plays innocent, "Now why would I threaten you?" She asks with a coy grin.

"I don’t know what kind of game you’re playing, but I won’t be toyed with." Victoria states firmly, becoming agitated.

Patricia quickly agrees with Victoria and informs her, "I couldn’t agree with you more and as long as you don’t toy with me, you’ll be fine."

Her statement stuns Victoria, but before Victoria can fully respond, "Who…" Patricia cuts her off.

"I’m your conscious and its telling you to stop whatever game you’re thinking of starting with Vinny because if you don’t…well… I don’t think that bares mention." Patricia then walks away, leaving a shaken Victoria.

Scene 3
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Hallway

Natasha rushes down the hallway, and runs into Shane. Natasha grabs Shane and pulls him in an embrace.

“Natasha? What is it? What’s wrong?” he asks, putting his arms around her.

“Oh Shane...it’s all over. Forever this time. I’ve lost Cory,” she says as tears stroll down her cheeks.

“What’s happened now? Is it Robin?”

“He’s staying with her. I’ve lost my husband. I’ve lost him,” she cries.

They exit from the embrace. Shane wipes away her tears, and pushes her hair back behind her shoulder.

“You deserve so much better, Natasha. You deserve the best,” he whispers, as Natasha stops crying for a moment. Shane leans in and kisses Natasha softly.

Helen, who is emerging from the restroom, spies the kiss. ‘Interesting,’ she says to herself.

Natasha quickly pulls away from the kiss. “Shane?...what are you doing?”

“I’m so sorry...” he stumbles. “I must have got caught up in the emotions. Forgive me, Natasha.”

Natasha smiles. “I’ve already forgot,” she laughs.

Together, they walk towards the stairs. Helen emerges from the restroom. “This is one interesting party, indeed,” she smiles.

Scene 4
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Den

Chris searches the party for his wife, catching a glimpse of her in the den as he nearly passes. He then backs up and lightly knocks on the door before entering.

"Hey, there you are," he says as he enters.

"Oh, I’m sorry, I came down with a minor headache all of a sudden and I just came in here to sit down." She informs him as she looks into the blazing fire. "I was actually looking for you." She then adds.

"Why?" he asks.

"Do I really need a reason to want to see my husband?" she queries, thrown by the question.

Chris expression remains fixed as Daisy questions more, "Are you alright?"

"Why wouldn’t I be?" he reciprocates the question.

"I don’t know, that’s why I ask. You just seem a little distant lately and then there’s these disappearing acts you’ve been pulling…Where were you for nearly half an hour?" she questions.

"It wasn’t a disappearing act and this is really starting to feel like an inquisition…" he manages to get out before Daisy interrupts, baffled by the response.

"I only asked you one question," she states, seeing her husband’s agitation. "Is it so hard to tell me what…" she further expresses before Chris cuts in.

"I made a couple of business calls, would you like to see the list of contacts?" He queries, looking toward an awe-stricken expression on Daisy’s face. He then decides to make a run for it, "I will be with the rest of the party if you need to find me," he concludes.

Chris quickly leaves the den as Daisy remains baffled at what just occurred.

Scene 5
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Library

Robin and Cory exit from the embrace. Robin moves in and kisses Cory. He responds to the passionate embrace, by putting his hand through her hair.

“I’ve never been so happy,” she says exiting from the kiss.

“I’m glad. I don’t want to see you upset, Robin. Promise me you will take those anti-depressants Shane gave you.”

“Cory, I really don’t think I need them...”

“Promise me Robin,” he says in a stern voice.

“OK, ok, ok. I will. Anything to make you as happy as you’ve made me,” she laughs.

Suddenly there is a knock on the door. Sofia enters.

“Sorry to interrupt, but the wedding is about to begin,” Sofia smiles.

“Thanks Sofia,” Cory says.

Scene 6
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Den

Patricia wanders the room when she spies a very close Meggan and Vinny. She decides to spoil the moment by giving Meggan another warning. She decides it's to risky for them to meet with guests running in and out, so she backs up into the foyer and calls Meggan’s cellphone.

Meggan is leaning onto Vinny when her phone rings, she removes her hand from Vinny’s shoulder and answers her phone. "Hello!" she answers, wandering whose on the other line.

"You must be careful, something isn’t right." Patricia adds in a cryptic voice. Meggan feels the chill of the words and ask for reiteration.

"I know this voice, it’s you, from…" Meggan begins to state when Patricia cuts her off.

"Not another word, we must not alarm the wrong person about our conversation." She adds.

"What wrong person? What isn’t right?" she queries firmly, but in a whisper.

"The time isn’t right, it’s too dangerous… you must be careful… I have to go." She says, quickly disconnecting as Meggan yells out wait to a dial tone.

Vinny hears her outburst, "Something wrong, sweetheart?" He questions.

"No, just a wrong number…I guess." She adds as Vinny narrows his eyes, not completely buying the explanation but shrugs off the suspicion to his encounter with Victoria having him all worried.

Scene 7
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; Outside, by the Fountain

Jackson stands near the large fountain, as the heavy snow continues to fall. He opens his cell phone, and dials a number.

“Kim’s been taken care of,” he says to Will, who is on the other line. “My car just took her back into town. Do you think you could finish the job this time?” Jackson snaps, as he hangs the phone up. A wicked smile comes across his face, as his puts his cell phone away. ‘No one rejects me, Kim. No one,’ he says to himself.

Scene 8
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Den

The party continues to progress. Guests mingling with each other, the waiters serving champagne, and music playing softly.

Sofia moves to the center of the room. “Ladies and gentlemen, if I may have your attention please,” Sofia says loudly, as the noise soon quiets down. “If everyone will please put their drinks down, and make way to the parlor, the wedding will commence shortly.” Sofia quickly exits the den, as guests begin to move to the parlor.

Scene 9
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; Robbie’s Room

Robbie slides his tuxedo jacket on, and looks in the mirror as he buttons it up. A smile comes across his face as he realizes how far he and Leah have come. “We’ve overcome everything baby, and now we will be together...forever,” he smiles to himself as he ties his bowtie.

Suddenly there is a knock on the door. Bob and Sofia enter.

“Oh, look at my husband boy,” Sofia gushes.

“Geez, Ma. You’re going to make me blush,” he teases.

“I’m just so proud of you,” Sofia says, getting a tear in her eye as she hugs Robbie. “I just want you and Leah to be as happy as your father and I.”

“I’m sure we will be.”

“OK,” Sofia says, exiting from the hug. “I’ll leave you two alone. But hurry. I’ve informed the guests to move to parlor.”

“Thanks Mom,” Robbie says as Sofia leaves the room.

“I don’t think we really need to have another father son talk, Robbie. After all, this isn’t your first time marrying Leah,” Bob laughs.

“True. And we’ve already had the ’birds and the bees’ talk,” Robbie laughs.

“I will tell you Robert, that I, like your mother, am very proud of you. And you are doing a wonderful job holding up the family name and honor,” Bob says.

“Dad...” Robbie says, starting to cry. “I love you.”

They embrace, before exiting for the parlor.

Scene 10
Setting: The Calimo Mansion; The Parlor

The parlor looks like a church. There is an golden arch at the entrance, filled with white and light pink lilies. Candles, and more bouquets fill the parlor. There are white iron chairs, that are filled with guests.

Father Murphy stands at the altar. He sees Sofia at the arch way, indicating to him that the wedding is about to begin.

“Ah, ladies and gentlemen,” he says as the crowd hushes down. “I’ve just been told that the wedding is about to begin. Everyone, please find your seats as we are ready,” he says.

The guests find their seats, and “I Do”, by 98 Degrees begins to play. Cory and Robbie take their place at the altar, as Robin walks down the aisle. Natasha looks on, as Cory smiles at Robin. Shane puts his arm around Natasha...which Rebecca spots.

Everyone stands as Leah begins to walk down the aisle. Robin looks in the front row, and sees Sofia already crying. But she notices something wrong. Dominick is missing. ‘Where’s Daddy?’ she asks herself, trying not to get upset.

Leah arrives at the altar, and hands her bouquet to Robin, who smiles at her sister.

“You look stunning,” Robbie tells her.

“Thank you. I love you Robbie,” she smiles back.

At the back of the parlor, Jeff sneaks in, and watches Leah and Robbie hold hands.

“Let us begin,” Father Murphy says. “We are gathered here today to witness the union of Robert Jeffery Calimo, JR and Leah Quinn Robertson. Today is and will be a joyous moment in their lives. But it is also a serious moment, as they will pledge their love to each other forever. Before we continue...is there anyone...anyone at all that can show just cause why these two should not lawfully be married, please speak now, or forever hold your peace.”

Robbie and Leah look into the crowd. Leah quickly spots Jeff. He shakes his head, and leaves the parlor.

“It looks like we can continue,” Father Murphy says.

“Wait! I have a reason!” Dominick says, entering the parlor and running up the aisle. “Leah, you can’t marry Robbie! I simply refuse to allow it!”

Next on One Day At A Time
-Leah and Dominick talk
-Will the wedding continue?
-Natasha tells Cory to be with Robin
-Rebecca confronts Shane; while Helen has news for Adam
-Victoria makes another serious threat

 

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