Theme song: "Fools" Troye Sivan
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- Lukas finally came out to Frederick, who threatened to disinherit him
if Lukas didn't agree to get help
- Frederick got Meggan to agree to send Trenyce and Chris on a wild goose
chase on their quest to find their biological child
- Dawn saw Helen and Chris about to have sex again
- Robin and Cory learned the truth about Melissa, Rebeca and Caroline's
scheme. Robin, meanwhile, also hired Max to be a photographer at Robertson
Enterprises unaware he had a crush on her
- Natasha signed her divorce papers as Cassie told Shane to look to his
future in therapy
Scene One - - The Pampa Grill
"I can't believe that Dad threatened to disinherit you," Meggan
tells Lukas as they sit at a table with Andy, Craig and Donovan listening
to Lukas recount his encounter with Frederick where Lukas finally revealed
to his father that he is gay. Meggan can't believe that her father took
it so badly that he threatened to cut Lukas from his will and from his
current living arrangements. She always believed that Frederick would
have known that Lukas is gay and would support him. In her mind, her father
has crossed a line this time and she doesn't know think she can stand
for it. It also makes her feel awful for letting him convince her to send
Trenyce and Chris on a wild goose chase to find their biological child.
"Yea, it seems really harsh of your Dad," Andy agrees with her,
hurting for his friend. He was one of the friends that encouraged Lukas
to come out because he thought that Frederick would have handled the news
better. "But, I'm glad that you told the truth."
Lukas shakes his head and puts it down, almost ashamed of how things went
down. "I should have known that this is how he would have reacted,"
he tells them. "It's how I envisioned it. It's exactly why I haven't
said anything before."
"And now your worst fears are coming true," Donovan finishes
his thought, reaching over and grabbing Lukas' hand, which Craig notices.
"I'm so sorry that this happened to you."
"Thanks," Lukas tries to smile back to him. "Surprisingly,
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I don't feel
"Of course do," Meggan smiles back to her brother. "You're
free to be you, now."
"Except, I'm going to have nothing," he says back to her. "Dad
made that perfectly clear."
"Pay no attention to him," Donovan tells him. "You can
live your life the way you want to now."
"Sorry to interrupt,"
Craig says standing up and looking at Lukas. "Lukas, I'm sorry this
happened to you, especially since I pressed you to come clean. If you
need anything, please, call me. I have to get going to the hospital though."
Lukas smiles back to Craig.
"Donovan, walk me out?"
Craig asks as Donovan stands up and they move away from the table. "I
can't believe this has happened."
"Me either," Donovan
replies to him. "I can't believe Frederick would do this to Lukas."
"This is all my fault,"
Craig tells him. "If I hadn't pressed him
"Don't blame yourself,"
Donovan says back to him. "If anyone is to blame, it's Frederick."
Craig nods back to him. "You're
right," Craig agrees with him. "This is all Frederick's fault."
Back at the table, Lukas looks back at Meggan and then his friends. "I
don't know," he whispers back to them. "I don't know how free
I will be. My Dad, he's a controlling man."
"Well, he has to be stopped," Meggan replies to him. "He
has to learn that he can't go around ruining peoples lives anymore! He's
done enough of that to last a life time."
"He does have to pay," Lukas agrees with her. "He has to
be stopped. I just don't know how to stop him."
Scene Two - The Claus House; Jeff & Leah's Home
"Are you sure you're doing okay to be here?" Dominick asks Robin
as they sit on the sofa in the living room. Dominick heard from Cory about
all of the drama involving Caroline, Melissa and Rebecca and their plan
to keep Robin and Cory apart. Dominick wishes that he could have done
more to stop Melissa in her tracks; he long suspected that she and Rebecca
were up to something but she had no idea what it was. Now that he learned
that Rebecca was faking her pregnancy to keep Cory and Robin apart, he
is glad that both women left town because he has no idea what he would
do to them if he saw them. He now has to focus on ensuring Robin is okay
and strong enough to get through it.
Robin nods back to him, trying to be brave. "I'm fine," she
whispers back to him. "I mean, I can't believe that my own mother
and sister would be so cruel to me. I'm just trying to put it all behind
me, which is why I'm here. I have to see Leah. I can't believe that she's
"It's the most wonderful thing that could have happened to this family,"
Dominick replies to her as he pulls her into a hug. "We needed some
good news in this family."
"I couldn't agree more," she tells him as they exit their embrace.
"Did I tell you that I've hired a new photographer and Robertson
"No, but I think I saw an email about it," Dominick replies
to her. "I hope he's as good as you think he is."
"He starts today," Robin informs him. "I'll keep you posted.
Worse case, he's only on a three month probationary period."
Before Dominick can say anything else, Leah emerges in the living room,
and immediately gets a smile on her face. "Robin?" she asks
as she sees her sister sitting on the sofa.
Robin stands up and immediately rushes into her arms. "I can't believe
this is happening," Robin says as she hugs Leah. "You're really
alive! You're really here."
"I am here," Leah smiles back at her. "And, you've gotten
more beautiful since I saw you last."
Robin blushes. "I've missed you so much Leah," Robin tells her.
"Come on, sit with me. We have so much to talk to about."
Scene Three - The Black House; Helen, Barbara & Dawn's Home
"I got here as soon as I could," Adam tells Helen as he comes
into the living room and sees his ex-wife pacing back and forth. He received
a text message from her telling him to get over to the house as soon as
he could because something had happened. He has no idea what it could
be but he did race right over. "What's going on?"
Helen stops walking and looks back at Adam, worry written all over her
face. "It's Dawn," she tells him, knowing he's about to be just
as concerned as she is. "She's runaway again."
Adam feels the blood drain from his face hearing that his daughter has
left her house again. He wonders what could have set Dawn off this time
since she was doing so well and going to therapy. "What do mean,
she's run away? She can't be gone! The court ordered her back here."
"I know," Helen replies to him quickly. "This is all my
"Should I call Robbie?" Adam asks her, knowing the last time
Robbie found Dawn at the Calimo mansion.
Helen shakes her head no. "If the police find out, she could get
in trouble because she violated the court's request. We
to find her."
"Wait a minute," Adam says, realizing what Helen said earlier.
"How is this any of your fault?" he asks her and then watches
her turn her back to him. "Helen, answer me! Why would this be your
"Because," she whispers back to him as she covers her mouth,
recalling the previous day when Dawn confronted her. "She knows about
Chris and I."
Adam shrugs his shoulders. "Why would she care that you're seeing
"Because I'm not just seeing him," Helen reveals to him. "Dawn
knows that I'm sleeping with him."
Adam shakes his head in disbelief
at what she just told him. "Great," he spits back to her. "And
look where that has gotten us."
Scene Four - Frederick's Office
"How could you?" Meggan asks her father as she opens the door
to his office and barges inside. She can't believe that Lukas told her
how Frederick treated him after he finally revealed that he is gay. She
is definitely seeing him in a new light now and it's not pretty.
"Meggan," Frederick says looking up from his paperwork. "I'm
guessing you spoke to Lukas?"
Meggan nods back to him. "Do you know how long he has waited to tell
you the truth about him?"
"Ah, so you know that your brother is a faggot?" Frederick harshly
asks her back. He refuses to accept this, he knows he never will.
"Don't you dare call him that!" Meggan defends him. "Lukas
is your son, regardless of his sexuality."
"No son of mine will be a homosexual, you understand me?" Frederick
replies as he stands up and moves over to the bar to pour himself a scotch.
"Why can't you just be happy that he's in a good place? Why can't
you, just for once, not create more issues with this family?"
"I'm not the one ruining this family," Frederick spits to her.
"If everyone else knew about Lukas, what would happen to this family's
Meggan chuckles back to him. "Oh Dad," she says. "Everyone
already knows about Lukas. You're the only one who didn't know. And guess
what? No one said anything about you or this family's name!"
"I don't believe you," he replies to her quickly.
"You know what? I'm so tired of all your lies and games!" she
yells back at him. "You've gone too far this time, Dad! You won't
get away with talking to Lukas like that! And, I refuse to keep telling
Scene Five - Cassie's Office
"You seem to be in better spirits today," Cassie observes to
Shane as he sits on the sofa in her office, having another therapy session
together. She can tell that something has happened because he seems far
more calm than he has been than their other sessions.
Shane looks back at her and nods. "Something has happened,"
he reveals to her, wanting to be honest with her in therapy.
Cassie arches her eyebrow. "What's happened, Shane? Only if you want
to share, of course."
"I signed my divorce papers," he reveals to Cassie, whose eyes
light up. "I gave them to Natasha to sign and
"And?" she asks him, almost unable to wait to hear his response.
"I got word from my lawyer today that Natasha also signed the divorce
papers," Shane tells her, as Cassie tries to hide her excitement.
"How are you feeling about this? Your marriage is over; that's a
big step and a big change."
Shane sighs and reflects on the question at hand. He knows that he and
Natasha have been through a lot together, more than most couples endure.
But, he also knows that after Natasha's affair with Adam, everything changed
between the two of them.
"I'm ready to start the next phase of my life," he reveals to
her. "I'm sad that it's ending but I'm excited for the next chapter."
Cassie nods back to him. "You should be excited," she replies
to him. "You're still a young, vibrant, successful, attractive man;
there's no reason why you can't have another great chapter now."
Shane smiles back to her. "Thanks Cassie, I appreciate that."
She nods back to him. "I'm only being honest," she purses her
lips together and their eyes lock.
Scene Six - Robertson Enterprises
"How do you think I did?" Max asks Robin as he finishes his
first photo shoot a the model. Robin waned to oversee the shoot to ensure
it all went okay. It's Max's first day at work and while he is nervous,
he's mostly excited that he is able to do something that he loves and
that he gets to work with Robin; she has caught his eye and he can't seem
to shake her.
"Well, once the prints come out, we'll know for sure. You certainly
had a good connection with Candy," Robin tells him, knowing that
Candy can be a difficult model at times to work with, but she thought
Max handled it very well. "The proof will be in the pictures, however."
"Yea, I liked Candy," he admits to her. "I mean, she didn't
hold back and treat me with white gloves, which I appreciated."
"That's good Max," Robin smiles back to him. "So far, I
think you're doing a great job. You were very good at giving Candy directions
from behind the camera."
"Thanks Robin," he smiles back to her. "You wanna go into
the black room and develop these with me?"
"Oh, I'd love to, but I have a meeting upstairs. Call me when they're
ready though, okay?"
"I will," Max replies to her. "I'm more excited that I
got your phone number."
Robin chuckles back to him, thinking he's cute for playfully flirting
with her. "You're sweet," she smiles back to him. "See
"See ya, Robin," he can't erase the grin off his face at the
fact that he's actually working with Robin and flirting a little with
her and that she called him sweet.
Scene Seven - MW Investigations
Trenyce and Chris sit in the waiting room as they have another appointment
with Meggan to try to track down their biological child. Before they went
to Santa Barbara, they went to Houston to try to find their child but
the lead turned out to not be their child. After Trenyce saw Andrew again,
she realized that she still wants to find her child. She can't handle
how cold he is to her now. She just has to get emotions in check because
all of the false leads have really taken a toll on her.
"Are you ready?" Chris asks her, knowing how much not finding
their child has upset Trenyce thus far.
Trenyce nods back to him. "As ready as I'll ever," she tells
him with a sly grin on her face. "I couldn't do this without you
next to me."
"I know, I feel the same," he tells her as he stands up and
moves over to Meggan's door. He opens it and lets Trenyce enter before
he follows. "Hi Meggan."
Meggan fixes her hair quickly, as she still feels flustered from her meeting
with Frederick. "Hi guys, thanks for coming."
"We wanted to hear what you had to say about tracking down our child,"
Trenyce admits to her. "Do you have any updates?"
Meggan shakes her head no. "Unfortunately not," she replies
to them quickly. "I wanted to talk to you about something, however.
Something that I'm very ashamed to admit to you both."
Chris arches his eyebrow. "Meggan? What is it? What's going on?"
"These last few leads that I've had on your child," she begins
to reveal to them. "I've known them to not be real leads."
Trenyce looks at her in shock. "I don't understand," she tells
Meggan. "Why would you tell us about a lead that you know isn't really
Meggan feels her cheeks flush with embarrassment. "This is the part
I'm not proud of," she reveals to them. "My father got to me.
He asked me to send you both on a wild goose chase with this search for
your biological child."
"And you went along with him?" an outraged Chris asks her. "That
son of a bitch!"
"I'm not proud that I did this," Meggan says as she stands up
and moves over to Chris. "I'm so sorry. I don't know why I let him
talk me into this. But I've seen the light and I won't let him do this
"He has a way with his words," Trenyce tells her. "I appreciate
you being honest with us. I just can't believe that Frederick would do
this! What won't that man stop at doing?"
"I've warned him" Chris grits his teeth. "I've told him
to stop hurting my family, and since he hasn't, he's going to have to
pay. Frederick Richardson will regret the day he met me."
Next on One Day at a Time
- Frederick gets many visitors paying him a visit