Episode 425 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: August 27, 2017

 

Episode Theme song: "Remedy" Adele
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- The double wedding went off without a hitch as Jeff and Meggan, and Vinny and Daisy got married
- Jemma fainted after the wedding ceremony and when she awoke she told Frederick she couldn't lie anymore. She revealed that Frederick raped her years ago and as a result, she ended up pregnant with Daisy and Danielle! Jemma also stated that Frederick had been paying for her silence. Daisy slapped Frederick and rushed off. Frederick, meanwhile, maintained that he seduced Jemma
- Chris and Trenyce were reunited with Andrew, but he remained cold to them
- Paige came face to face with the dark figure that was lurking around the estate and Paige screamed. Later, Meggan saw the figure rush outside into storm and she went after the figure. In the rain, lightning flashed and Meggan saw the figure's face: the person looked like Leah!

Scene One - Riverbench Winery; The Richardson Estate

Lightning flashes across the black sky as the rain continues to beat down furiously in Santa Barbara as Meggan stands in the garden in absolute shock. She can't believe that this woman standing in front of her is Leah. Since she got back to her family estate, she has been thinking she has seen this figure, dressed in all black, first in the window of the west wing turret then a few times in the mansion itself. Earlier, she saw the figure rush out into the rain and when Meggan found her in the garden, the lightning caused her to see the woman's face and it looks to be Jeff's dead wife. She feels frozen in shock and awe by what has just happened.

"How is this possible?" Meggan asks loudly in the rain, as more thunder booms. "How are you alive? You died in that explosion in Lake Tahoe. This can't be happening. This isn't real!"

The woman turns around and tries to run away from Meggan, but Meggan grabs her arm, preventing her from running away. "You're not going anywhere!" Meggan yells at the woman, still in shock but determined to get some answers. "Not until you tell me who you are! And why do you look like Leah?"

***

Inside the living room, Frederick puts a log on to the fire place to keep some of the guests warm. He had left the other main living room because he knew that everyone needed space from the shocking revelations that Jemma made earlier in the evening that he raped her and she had given birth to Daisy and Danielle as a result. Frederick hates that the truth came out, and he hates even more that everyone know believes he is a rapist. He maintains that he seduced Jemma all those years ago. He just needs everyone to believe him but that seems unlikely.

"I hope the fire will keep everyone warm," he says as he moves over to the bar and pours himself a brandy. "It's been a long, intense night already."

"Well, and my wife is missing," Jeff tells Frederick, who arches his eyebrow, as more thunder booms outside. "Meggan left our room to grab more champagne and she hasn't been seen since. I don't know where she is."

"It's a big house," Frederick replies to him, not showing any concern for his daughter. "I'm sure she's around here somewhere. After all, why would Meggan leave on her wedding night? She has wanted to get married for so long, Jeff. You know that."

Jeff uneasily nods back to him. "I know," he admits to his new found father in law. "It's just, the longer I go without hearing from her, the more I think something very bad is happening."

"We can't think that way," Frederick responds to him before taking a sip of his brandy. "She will turn up. I know my daughter, she will be here. I suppose you could ask Brix if he has seen her around."

Before Jeff can reply, Robbie comes up to him with a look of concern on his face, as lightning flashes across the sky. "Robbie, what is it?"

"Have you seen Paige?" Robbie asks him, as Jeff shakes his head no. "I'm growing concerned about her. I haven't seen her since the wedding ceremony and she's not in her room. I don't know where she is."

"Great," Jeff says back to him. "Now, the two most important women in my life are missing. Where could they be Frederick?"

***

"I brought you a drink," Vinny tells Daisy as they sit on the edge of their king size bed in their room. He passes her the whiskey and she takes a big sip of it, needing to calm down after everything that happened tonight. Not only did they get married, but Jemma finally revealed her past to Frederick; it's nothing Daisy ever would have believed to be true, but Frederick forced himself to have sex with Jemma that resulted in her pregnancy with Daisy and Danielle. Then Jemma revealed, that Frederick had been paying her into silence. All these years, Daisy has been lied to about her family. She doesn't know how to handle the news.

"Thank you," she manages to say after she swallows the liquid down, as thunder crackles outside. "I needed that."

"I can tell," he tells her, trying to be supportive. "If there's anything I can do, anything at all, you know that I'm here for you."

She manages to smile back to him as she nods. "Make the last few hours disappear," she replies to him. "I feel like my entire world has been turned upside down."

"I can appreciate that," he says to her as he sits next to her. "But, you're still the same woman. You're still the woman that I just married. You have to believe that."

Daisy gets tears in her eyes as she looks at her husband. "I'm the product of a rape," she whispers back to him as a tear falls down her cheek, as lightning illuminates the windows. "I don't know … I feel very weird about that. I always believed that my parents wanted me and Danielle and I were planned. This…this is all so much."

"Do you think you'll be able to forgive Jemma?" Vinny asks his wife. "She kept this from you but I understand why she kept it from you, you know? This is a very personal situation."

Daisy shrugs as she wipes her eyes. "I don't know," she admits to him. "I don't know if I will be able for give my Aunt…I mean, my mother. God, even saying that sounds weird to me."

"Of course it does," he says to her, as more lightning flashes. "This is all so fresh. You need time to adjust."

"I don't know if I will ever adjust to the fact that Frederick and Jemma are my parents," she replies to him before she takes another sip of her whiskey. "And, that's the truth."

***

Jemma moves over to the bar as another boom of thunder can be heard in the storm. She pours herself a brandy and takes a quick drink of her, trying to stop her hands from trembling. She can't believe that after all these years she has finally told the truth about what happened that night at the estate; she can't believe that Daisy knows that she is her mother. She takes another drink before she shuts her eyes. For the first time since she arrived, when her eyes are closed, she doesn't go back to that dreadful night all those years ago. She realizes that telling the truth has set her free, in a way.

"Jemma," Trenyce says as she comes up behind her Aunt. "Are you okay?"

"I'll be just fine child," Jemma replies to her before she turns around to face Trenyce. "I know my stories left all you up in arms, but I had to tell the truth. I couldn' keep this lie anymore. Not being back in this house, not with a storm goin' on the same way it did that night."

Trenyce nods back to her uneasily, as the storm creates another boom of thunder. "I get it," she tells her. "I really do. I'm just so sorry that you had to go through that. I wish you would have to come to Daisy and I sooner with this truth."

"I couldn' do that," Jemma replies to her quickly. "This wasn' somethin' I ever wanted anyone to know about. It's not somethin' I'm proud of."

"You don't have to be ashamed, I hope you know that."

Jemma shakes her head before she takes another mouthful of brandy. "That's neither here or now," Jemma tells her. "I just want to know somethin', do you forgive me? Can you find it your heart to forgive me for all this heartache?"

Trenyce pulls her into a hug and squeezes her tightly. "Of course I can," she tells her as a tear falls down Jemma's cheek. "But Daisy," Trenyce tells her. "She may need more time before she comes around."

Jemma nods as they exit their embrace. "I will do anything to make her understand," she tells Trenyce. "I will do whatever she needs me to do but I can't lose her, not now."

***

"Andrew," Chris calls out as he sees the young man about to walk into the library. Chris hopes that he can make Andrew finally understand what really happened between him and Savannah; the fact that Andrew blames him and Trenyce for her death is absolutely insane, Chris thinks, but he also knows that Frederick has probably been planting seeds of doubt in Andrew's mind about what happened. "Do you have a moment to talk?" he asks as lightning bolts through the rain clouds.

A loud crackle of thunder echoes throughout the house as Andrew stops and rolls his eyes a little. He hates that both Chris and Trenyce are continuing to bother him. He just wants them to leave him alone. "Just a moment, what is it Mr. Michaels?"

"You can call me Chris," he tells the young man. "I was hoping we could get caught up. You know, there was a time when I thought you were my son. I still care very much about you and what happens to you."

"Do you?" Andrew asks him as lightning flashes again. "Because, if you cared, I doubt you would have killed my mother."

"I didn't kill Savannah," Chris protests back to him. "That's part of what I'd like to talk to you about. Let's sit down and I can tell you what really happened. I think you may change your mind about things after you hear what I have to say."

"I doubt that very much," Andrew snaps back at Chris. "I don't think you or Trenyce care about what I'm saying, because if you did, you'd leave me the hell alone. I have no desire to hear you out. I know everything I need to know about what really happened that night."

"Andrew, please," Chris pleads with him. "Just hear me out."

"Nah, I'm good," Andrew replies as more thunder booms outside. "See ya around."

***

"I have no idea where Paige could possibly be," Frederick replies to Robbie and Jeff before he takes another swig of his brandy. "This is a huge house, she could be anywhere."

"I hope she didn't go up to the west wing," Victoria tells the men as she joins the conversation. "I know she was curious about it but we all know there is a renovation up there."

"She better not have gone up there!" Frederick says in frustration, knowing everything could be ruined if Paige actually went up to the west wing. "That would be disastrous, especially now."

"Why would you say that?" Jeff asks him, just as Paige slowly walks into the living room, looking pale.

"Paige!" Robbie rushes over to her and helps her take a seat, as more thunder booms. "Where have you been? We have been so worried about you."

"Victoria, can you come look at my daughter please?" Jeff asks her, noticing that Paige is looking pale. "Are you okay Paige?"

Paige uneasily nods back to everyone as Victoria checks her heart rate. "I … I fainted," Paige admits to everyone as thunder booms outside. "I had gone up to the west wing," she continues to reveal.

"You did what?" an enraged Frederick asks her. "I told you to stay out of that part of the house!"

"How is she?" Robbie asks Victoria, who finishes her quick exam of Paige, ignoring Frederick's comments.

"She looks to be fine," Victoria tells everyone before she passes Paige a glass of water. "I think she should drink some water and go to bed. She should feel better in the morning."

"No," Paige protests after she drinks some of her water, as lightning flashes. "You don't understand."

"What is it Paige?" Jeff asks his daughter, concerned about her. "Why are you so upset?"

"I don't think we should carry on," Frederick tells everyone, growing agitated. "You heard Victoria, the girl needs her rest."

"I saw her," Paige ignores Frederick's words. "I saw her!"

"Who did you see?" Robbie asks her as they all stand in back in confusion and lightning strikes across the sky again.

Paige looks at Robbie and then over at Jeff. "Mom," Paige says as a tear falls down her cheek. "I saw Mom, she's here! She's upstairs!"

***

"I don't know what you are asking of me?" the woman yells back to Meggan in the pouring rain.

"You can't be real!" Meggan shouts back to her. "You're supposed to be dead! You're not supposed to be alive! You can't be real!"

The woman who looks like Leah looks back in confusion at Meggan. "I'm not dead," she says back to Meggan. "I'm standing right in front of you!"

"You can't be Leah," Meggan continues to her. "But you look just like her. How is this possible?"

Lightning flashes again as the woman looks back to Meggan in confusion. She has no idea what Meggan is rambling on about. "That is my name," the woman tells Meggan. "That's what people call me."

"What people? And what do they call you?"

"Frederick," the woman tells Meggan, as more thunder booms in the rain storm. "He calls me Leah."

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