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Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: October 15, 2017
 

Episode Theme song: "Intro - Flesh Tone" Kelis
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Leah returned home, much to the joy of her family. Victoria, meanwhile, wondered where her relationship to Robbie stood since he was living with Leah to help her regain her memory
- Paige lashed out at Jeff for marrying Meggan. He realized that she was hurting that Leah couldn't remember Paige due to her amnesia
- Caroline gave birth but the baby had a blocked heart valve. Cory believed the baby to be his and Rebecca's and agreed to let the baby have surgery. Caroline arrived to see the baby, which stunned Cory. When he pressed her, she revealed that she was the baby's mother
- Jemma asked Vinny for help in getting Daisy back in her good graces but Vinny refused
- Eva told Frederick she doesn't know how to make Felicia forgive him, not after he kept Leah for so long

Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I don't think I heard you correctly," a floored Cory asks a distraught Caroline, who is still peering through the large window at the NICU at the hospital, looking at her baby. Cory knows that he just gave the go ahead for Shane to perform surgery on his baby because she has a blocked heart valve and right after, Caroline emerged. Cory couldn't believe that the woman who shot him was in the hospital and being so kind to him about his ill child. When he continued to press her, she revealed that she was the baby's mother, which doesn't make any sense at all to Cory. Rebecca has to be the child's mother; nothing else would make sense at this point. "How are you my baby's mother?"

Caroline turns her face from the window and looks at Cory as a tear falls down her face. She wipes it away before she looks back. "It's a long story," she manages to say, through her tears. "Seeing her now, in all of this pain, I can't do this," she continues to say through her tears. "I can't keep up this lie anymore. This is all a horrible mistake."

Before Cory can reply, Rebecca emerges from the corridor being wheeled by a nurse in a wheelchair. Her face immediately goes to a look of shock when she sees Cory and Caroline standing there together. "What's going on here?"

"That's what I'd like to know," Cory says as he turns to Rebecca. "Caroline just told me that she's our baby's mother. How the hell is any of this possible? What is she talking about?"

Rebecca gulps and gets up out of her wheelchair and walks over to Caroline. "Hey, let's get you back to your room, okay? You're exhausted, you need to rest." She then looks back at Cory. "We'll talk when I get back."

"No," Caroline protests back to her. "I'm not leaving her, not when she needs me!"

"There you are!" Melissa announces as she walks into the NICU from the other hallway, seeing Caroline standing there but not realizing that Cory and Rebecca are there as well. "I've been looking everywhere for you. You shouldn't be here."

"That's it," Cory yells fed up with the entire situation. "I want to know exactly what's going on with you three and I want to know right now!"

Scene Two - Frederick's Office

"No one saw you come in, right?" Frederick asks Eva as he pours himself a scotch and then looks back at the woman in his office.

"Of course not," she snaps back at him. "You know very well that no one can know that I'm here. If Dominick found out I was here…"

"He would start asking questions," Frederick finishes her sentence before he takes a drink of scotch. "Can I get you a drink?"

Eva shakes her head. "No, thank you," she quickly replies to him. "I realize you asked me here to make me realize that I have to help you with Felicia but I'm telling you Frederick, there's no way I can help you anymore. Not after everything you've done."

Frederick smirks back at her, almost enjoying that she thinks she is holding all the cards even though she isn't. He knows very well if she doesn't help him, he could ruin her marriage to Dominick. "You seem to be forgetting who is holding all the cards," he tells her as she rolls her eyes.

"Yea, yea," she snaps back at him. "If I don't help you, you'll tell Dominick that I knew about you brainwashing Felicia before my wedding. But you know what? Dominick I got married in May, it's now October, if he wanted to leave me, he would have. He loves me, Frederick. Felicia, after everything you've put that woman through, will never love you."

Outside the office, Lukas comes up to the door hoping to see his father. He knows that he is back in town because he wants to tell his father the truth: that he is a gay man. He thought he would do it while Frederick is at work, so if he didn't take it too well, he has time to get his stuff out of the house before Frederick would get home from work. He pauses, however, when he hears voices inside the office.

"I don't care how long you have been married to Dominick," Frederick replies to Eva. "The fact of the matter is, if he knew what you did, he would leave you. You know, he is still very fond of Felicia."

"Of course he's fond of her," Eva tells him. "She's the mother of his children; that is a bond that can never be broken. Look, we could go back and forth on this all day, Frederick. The point is, I can't help you get Felicia back. She won't forgive you, not for everything you've done."

"Very well," Frederick replies to her, his eyes looking deep into hers. She feels herself shudder when he looks at her that way, she can see something in him that scares her to her very core. "You've made your decision and I've made mine."

Eva shakes her head. "You're a sick man," she whispers back to him. "You keep going around playing with everyone's lives and one day….someone will snap."

"What are you saying?" he asks her with a grin on his face.

"The more enemies you have," she replies to him. "The higher chance of something very bad happening to you."

"Are you threatening me?"

Eva shakes her head. "I have to go," she tells him. "Don't ask me to come back here because I won't come. And, Frederick," she warns him. "Watch your back."

Scene Three - The Claus House; Jeff & Leah's Home

"Do you know how much I missed you?" Tyler asks Leah as they sit side by side on the sofa catching up. It is Tyler's first time seeing his sister she since has been home and he is still having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that Leah is alive and well and in front of him right now. Before the explosion in Lake Tahoe, Tyler was still pretending to be Johnny and was working at Roboto, so they never were able reconnect. Once the truth came out however, it was too late; everyone believed that Leah had died in the explosion. He feels grateful that he has this chance to be with his sister again after all this time.

Leah smiles back to her brother. "I had missed you too," she tells him. "You've grown up so much. The last thing I remember, you were only a just barely a teenager."

Tyler chuckles a little. "Yea, that was a long time ago. I have a son now too."

Leah's eyes open wider in surprise. "What? I'm an Aunt?"

Tyler grabs his phone and shows her a picture of Blake. "My goodness," Leah smiles back to him. "He is such a little cutie!"

Tyler chuckles back to his sister. "Yea, he'll be a heartbreaker one day."

He looks over at Leah, who suddenly becomes quiet and her eyes fill with water. "Leah, what is it? What's wrong?"

Leah shakes her head from him. "I…I've missed so much time," she tells him. "I just wish I could remember everything. I mean, I don't even remember my own daughter."

Tyler pulls her into a hug. "You can't beat yourself up over this, okay?" he tells her as he holds her. "You were in an explosion, you have been hurt, you can't be expected to remember everything just like that. These things, they take time."

"I hope you're right," she tells him as they exit their embrace. "Because, when I look at Paige, I can see the hurt in her eyes and that kills me. I don't want to hurt that beautiful young woman …I just, I don't remember."

Tyler nods back to her. "You will," he says back to her. "Trust me, you will remember again."

Scene Four - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Are you happy now? We are in the waiting room, out of the NICU," Cory tells the three women as they walk into a waiting room after Melissa told Cory that they couldn't speak in the NICU. They needed to be somewhere private, and for once, Cory actually agreed with Melissa. But, he knows that he has to get to the bottom of this and he has to get to the bottom of it right now. "Now, start talking. What the hell is going on here?"

"You misunderstood," Melissa begins to tell him back. "As per usual."

Caroline shakes her head no, fed up with the lie. "No, Melissa," she yells at her. "I can't do this! I have to be with her, she's sick, don't you understand that?"

Melissa glares back at Caroline, shocked that she can't go through with the plan. "That's my baby, Cory. I gave birth to her."

"I got here as soon as I got your text," Robin announces to Cory as she comes into the waiting room, having received a message from him telling her to get to the hospital as soon as she could. "Is everything okay?"

"No," he tells her as he looks at Robin. "Caroline is claiming she had the baby. She's telling me that she's the mother of my child."

"What?" a shocked Robin asks everyone. "How is any of this possible? That makes no sense!"

"Rebecca was never pregnant," Caroline reveals to them as Robin and Cory's mouths open and Rebecca looks uneasily over at Melissa. "That's why you never went into any of her doctor appointments. They were my appointments; Melissa came up with this plan to keep you two apart," Caroline reveals to them. "And, I did this to avenge Liam's death. But now that my baby, my sweet little girl is sick, I can't do this … I have to be with her," she continues as tears stroll down her face.

Robin walks up to her mother and her sister in absolute shock. "Is all of this true?" she asks them as they stand there in silence. "Answer me!" Robin yells at them. "Is this true?"

Scene Five - The Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home

"I can't believe that Jemma would ask you to speak to me on her behalf," Daisy tells her husband as she pours two glasses of red wine after hearing Vinny tell her that Jemma asked him to put a good word in for her. Daisy understands that Jemma is upset that she was asked to move out of the mansion, but she wishes her mother would realize that she needs time to understand everything that has happened between them. She can't just accept what happened and move on like life hasn't changed; especially because her entire life has been turned upside down.

"Well, for what it is worth," Vinny replies to her as he accepts the glass of red wine. "I do think she just wants everything to get back to normal, whatever that may be."

"But she has to realize that normal will never be normal again," Daisy says back to him as they cheers glasses and each take a sip of their wine. "What I thought my life was, was all a lie. We can't go back from that."

"I know," Vinny agrees with her. "How did it go with Lukas and Meggan?" he asks her, knowing that she went to see her new found half siblings earlier in the day.

Daisy sighs and takes another drink of her wine. "Meggan was fine," she informs him. "Which was surprising because we haven't always gotten along."

"She's come along way," Vinny tells her. "I think being with Jeff has really grounded Meggan. How was Lukas?"

"Terrible," Daisy replies quickly to him. "He basically told me that he doesn't believe Frederick raped Jemma and he won't accept me as his sister until we all get on the same page as him."

"Wow," Vinny says in surprise. "I guess he's team Frederick?"

"Which doesn't make sense," Daisy says back to him. "I don't get the feeling that Frederick and Lukas are that close."

"Sometimes the truth can be hard for anyone to adjust to," Vinny tells her. "Maybe he just needs time to get his head around the fact that his father is a rapist."

Daisy shrugs her shoulders. "I don't think Jemma would lie about that," she tells her husband. "Why would she?"

"I agree."

"You know what this all makes me think of?" Daisy asks him as he arches his eyebrow. "That Frederick really needs to pay for all of this. This is all his doing. He's a monster!"

Vinny finds himself agreeing with his wife. "That man has caused a lot of damage," he tells her. "And, I agree, he should pay for his sins."

"The question is," Daisy tells him as their eyes lock. "How do we make him pay?"

Scene Six - The Pampa Grill

"I don't think I've seen you drink this much before," Trenyce observes to Jemma as they sit across from each other, sharing a bottle of white wine. Trenyce has seen Jemma have the odd drink here and there but to share a bottle with her is almost of out the question for her. Trenyce had to mention it to make sure Jemma is okay, because Trenyce knows from Andy's experience how quickly alcohol can spiral out of control, but she also realizes that Jemma is coping with Daisy asking her to move out of the mansion.

"I don' need a lecture, young lady," Jemma replies to her before she takes a sip of the chardonnay. "Not today."

"I wasn't going to lecture you," Trenyce says back to her. "It is just an observation."

"Sorry for snappin' at you," Jemma apologies quickly to her. "It's just been a tough couple of days, that's all."

"I can only imagine," Trenyce admits to her. "I know that Daisy asking you to move out of the house was hard on you. But you have to know that Daisy is going through a lot right now. It's not easy feeling like your entire life has been a lie."

"But has it been a lie?" Jemma asks her. "So, her Aunt is actually her mother. Her love for me shouldn' change!"

"It's not that it's changed," Trenyce tells her. "It's that it's different. You love your mother differently than anyone else in the world. And…" Trenyce begins to say but she stops herself.

"What were you going to say?" Jemma asks her. "Finish your thought."

Trenyce shakes her head. "I don't want to upset you."

"You can't upset me anymore than I already am!"

"Okay, okay," Trenyce says looking into her eyes. "The fact that Daisy is a product of rape…that's what's really hard for her to adjust too, I mean you have to realize that."

Jemma gulps and looks down for a moment. When she looks up, her eyes are filled with water. "I was there. I was involved in that," she tells Trenyce as a tear falls down her cheek. "Trust me, I know better than anyone how hard it is to get your head around somethin' like that. But that's not Daisy's assault, it was mine."

"I just hate that Frederick did this to our family," Trenyce admits to her. "I hate that he hurt you like that and I hate that he used it to his advantage all these years."

"I want that man to pay," Jemma reveals to her as her eyes dry from the tears. "I want him to feel as much pain as I've felt all these years."

Trenyce finds herself nodding back to her. "He will," she tells Jemma. "Somehow, someway, we will make him pay for everything he's done."

Scene Seven - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Why isn't anyone saying anything?" Cory asks Melissa and Rebecca as he comes up behind Robin, who is demanding answers from them with respects to what Caroline is claiming.

"Because it's true," Rebecca finally whispers back to them. She knows Melissa will be livid with her for revealing the truth, but she feels like they are in a corner now. How can they possibly dispute the truth that Caroline has revealed? "I was never pregnant. I went along with this plan because I love you, Cory. I love you so much and I just wanted us to have a chance of being together."

Robin slaps her across the face. "How could you do this to me? I'm your sister! You lied about being pregnant to keep my husband for yourself? You're disgusting!"

A tear falls down Rebecca's cheek. "I'm sorry," she whispers back to her. "I…"

"She did it because I told her too," Melissa announces to everyone.

"You hate me that much?" Cory asks her in shock.

"Yes, I do," Melissa admits to him. "You're scum. You don't deserve Robin."

Robin slaps her mother next. "I hate you," she spits to Melissa. "You've done nothing but hurt me," Robin tells her. "Do you remember when you came to me and asked me to have a relationship with you?"

"Of course I do," Melissa tells her daughter. "I meant every word."

Robin laughs at her mother. "Well, I hope you're happy now. Because, I never want to see you again. I never want to see either of you again!"

Cory watches Robin turn around and rush out of the waiting room. He looks at Rebecca and shakes his head in disgust. "I can see a sick plan like this coming from Melissa, but you? All those months of you pretending to me on my side, you were planning this all along, weren't you?"

"Cory, I'm so sorry," Rebecca tries to tell him as she reaches out to him. "I love you!"

"Don't you touch me," he hisses at her. "You're a lying bitch! I hope there's a nice spot in hell for you. For both of you!"

He turns his back on the two women before he walks over to Caroline. He looks at the doctor and she finds herself looking back at him.

"Caroline," he tells her. "You certainly are not innocent in any of this," he reveals to her. "Your sick need for revenge for your brother has lead you here."

She shakes her head. "None of that matters right now," she tells him. "My baby…"

"I know," he admits to her. "What matters right now is that baby. I want you to know that I'll do anything at all to make sure she pulls through okay."

Caroline looks back at him in surprise. "You will help me?"

Cory nods back to her. "I will do anything to make sure she lives. And once the surgery is over, I never want to see you again."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Melissa tries one more time to reach Robin
- Paige and Robbie are upset when Jeff tries to get Leah to remember
- Lukas makes an announcement to Frederick

 
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