Episode 437 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: November 08, 2017


Episode Theme song: "I Hate U" Simon Curtis
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Frederick turned friends and family against him as all of his schemes came to light and they all seemingly had a grudge against him

2:00 pm

Frederick takes a deep breath as he tries to get himself together. More and more people have stopped by today and they are all upset with him, to the point that he doesn't even recognize them anymore. Lukas, Donovan, Andy, Craig, Andrew, Felicia, Dominick, Leah, Paige and Meggan have all threatened him on some level and he is beginning to think that something bad could actually happen to him. He didn't realize all of his actions would lead to this point of causing people to come close to snapping.

"Maybe I should call the police," he tells himself. "Maybe I should tell someone about what is happening."

He walks over to his phone and picks it up. As he starts to dial a number, he looks up he sees Robbie arrive at his doorway. He hangs up the telephone. "I was just about to call the police," he tells Robbie. "I'm glad that you're here."

"You were calling the police?" Robbie asks him. "Why would you be doing that? What is going on?"

Frederick moves over to his bar and pours himself a drink. "Would you like a drink?" he asks as Robbie shakes his head no. "I've had a number of visitors today," he reveals to Robbie. "And, they all seem very upset with me. In fact, some of them, most of them, have threatened me."

"Can you really blame them?" Robbie asks him as he folds his muscular arms across his chest. "After everything you've done, what did you expect? Everyone to just be happy?"

Frederick turns around in shock. "You're supposed to be the police," he reminds Robbie. "You're supposed to be keep people safe. I'm telling you that I don't feel safe right now!"

"And with good reason," Robbie moves closer to him. "You kept Leah away from us for two years! Think about everything that happened in that time that could have been prevented. You see, Frederick, when you play God, sometimes you need a dose of reality to remind who you really are."

Frederick shakes his head in disbelief. "What are you saying?"

"I'm not here as the police," he whispers back to him. "I'm here because, like everyone else, I hate what you've done to my family. And, I'm here to warn you about doing anything like that ever again."

2:30 pm

Frederick takes a sip of the scotch he just poured as he tries to realize that he can't even go to the police with everyone seemingly threatening him. He still can't believe that Robbie basically just told him that he's on his own. He shakes his head in utter shock. "If I spoke to someone higher up, Robbie could lose his badge. This is outrageous. I feel threatened, someone has to do something!"

Before he can say anything else, Victoria arrives in his office doorway. "We need to talk, Frederick," she announces to him, as she watches him take another drink of his scotch. "It's a bit early to be drinking, isn't it?"

"I've had a very long day," he replies to her. "You're only about the millionth person to come and see me today."

"I guess you're popular," she says back to him

"Yea, but not for the reason's you may think."

She smirks back to him. "I don't understand you," she admits to him. "You're a smart man, you're incredibly wealthy, but you keep making these terrible decisions."

"Not you too?"

Victoria shakes her head at him. "Can't you understand why so many people are upset with you? Are you really that naïve?"

"I did what I did because I thought it was for the best!" he protests to her.

"I think you did what you did because it best served you," she admits to him. "I think you look out for yourself and to hell with anyone else, but you know what? That will have consequences, and now you have to face the consequences of your actions."

"Are you threatening me?" he asks her.

She smirks back to him. "My father was a ruthless, cold-hearted monster," she tells him. "I have told myself that I'm nothing like him."

"Why do I get the feeling there is a but coming…"

"But, I did learn something from him," she tells him as their eyes lock. "And that's, if someone has hurt so many people, they should be stopped. You need to be stopped Frederick before you hurt someone else. Or many others."

"Victoria," he whispers back to her. "Please, just go. I can't take anymore today."

"Fine, I'll go, but remember what I said. You need to be stopped, and you will be."

3:00 pm

"I don't understand what is happening today," Frederick whispers to himself. "I wonder if it is a full moon. Something is happening in Twin Peaks, and everyone is lashing out at me as a result."

He looks over at his scotch and prevents himself from having another one. He's already had a few today and he hasn't had lunch; he hasn't had time because he keeps getting interrupted by people stopping by to see him. "I'd love another one though," he tells himself. "Just to take the edge off."

"Edge? Why on earth would you be on edge?" Jeff asks the doctor as he comes into his office. "You haven't done anything that would make you feel uneasy, have you?"

Frederick sighs and stands up from his desk. "Jeffrey," he says to him. "How is my favorite new son in law?"

"Not great," Jeff admits to him. "And, that's because of you."

"Let me guess," Frederick replies to him quickly. "You're upset with me for keeping Leah in Santa Barbara?"

"Don't you realize that it's so much more than just keeping Leah in there for years, Frederick?" he asks him back. "It's about Paige, Felicia, Leah's entire family mourned for years and it was for nothing. Why? Because you kept her there. This is about Meggan, your own daughter!"

"What does Meggan have to do with this?"

"Oh, come on Frederick," Jeff snaps at him. "You can't be that stupid! I married your daughter, despite my first wife being alive! I don't even know if my marriage to your daughter is legal! And that's on you! You saw Meggan and I grow closer, and you never once thought, 'Hey they should know that Leah is alive'?"

Frederick looks back at him in surprise. "You can't blame me for you and Meggan growing closer," he tells him. "You did that on your own."

"Growing closer is one thing," Jeff yells back at him. "Marrying her is another! I still have a wife, Frederick! You could have stopped this mess from happening! Why don't you understand that?"

"Why am I the scapegoat for everyone's problems? You know what? I'm growing very tired of this nonsense!"

"You're tired of it?" Jeff laughs back at him before his face turns serious. "Everyone around you is tired of your games. And it's time the games end."

"How do you proposal these games, as you call them, end?" he asks Jeff.

"It's easy," Jeff replies to him, looking deep into Frederick's eyes. "The game maker must be killed."

3:30 pm

Frederick ignores his own previous thoughts about having a drink as he moves over to the bar and pours himself a fresh scotch. He takes a long sip of it as he tries to regain his composure from everyone that continues to visit him and seemingly threaten him. He almost wonders if he should call it a day and head home so no one else can come and see him, even if they wanted to.

He finishes his scotch and sets his glass down before he decides to proceed to pack his things up and leave the office. "You're leaving early, aren't you?" a voice calls out from the doorway of the office.

Frederick turns from his desk and sees Tyler standing there, coming into his office. "First your mother, then your father and now you," Frederick tells Tyler. "Must be my lucky day to see all of you Robertson's in my office in one day."

"My Mom and Dad were here?" Tyler asks him. "I guess we all had to see about what you've done to your family. You see, Frederick, the Robertson's, we stick together, no matter what."

"Let me guess, you're here to tell me how awful I've been to your family, since I brainwashed Felicia and I kept Leah safe in Santa Barbara? You know what? Why don't you just save it, because I've heard it all before from your parents."

"No, I'm not going to save it," Tyler replies to him quickly. "If my Mom and Dad were here blasting you for everything you've done, then they had every right to do so. What you've done to my mother and to my sister is unforgivable!"

"Yes, I've heard this from them already," Frederick snaps back at him. "Do you have anything new to add to this conversation or can we wrap this up already?"

Tyler comes up to him with a slight grin on his face. "You think you're above everyone else, don't you? You don't care who you hurt as long as you get what, well you know what? That ends now, that ends today."

"Are you going to threaten me now too?"

"No," Tyler warns him. "I'm promising you," Tyler sneers back to him. "You won't have the chance to hurt my mother or sister or any other member of my family ever again."

"And why is that?" Frederick asks him.

"Because," Tyler replies to him. "I will stop you. I won't let you hurt anyone else, if it's the last thing I do."

4:00 pm

Frederick quickly finishes his scotch and sets his glass down, wondering what he should do next. He knows that he has had many people visit him today and they are undoubtedly upset with him, to the extent that he has been threatened on multiple occasions. He still wishes that he could have gone to the police with this information but Robbie seemingly shot him down. He just wishes he knew what he should be doing next with all of these threats coming his way.

"I told you once that I would never come back here but here I am," Eva announces as she moves into his office, causing the doctor to turn around and see the woman that he was working with to try to get Felicia back in his good graces.

"What made you change your mind?" he asks her. "The last time we spoke, you were certain you weren't going to help me get Felicia back."

"I haven't changed my mind on that front," Eva informs him. "You know that I can't help you, not after everything that has happened."

"I suspected as much," Frederick admits to her. "And that's why, when Dominick was here earlier, I might have mentioned that you were keeping a secret from him. Don't be surprised if he asks you about it."

"You did what?" she gasps back at him. "I can't believe you would do that. Wait, actually I can. Because you know what? You go around ruining lives the way most of us breathe air."

"See, this is where you're wrong," Frederick tells her. "I warned you what would happen if you didn't agree to help me with Felicia, and I just followed through. You can't possibly blame me for that."

"I can't? Well, guess what, I do. I blame you for a lot of the heartache this town has felt the last couple of years," Eva spits at him. "You're been walking around like you can walk on air, but you know what happens when you're walking on air? You fall flat on your face."

"Oh Eva, spare me the dramatics," Frederick quips at her.

"Dramatic? Oh Frederick, you're the one who is dramatic. Brainwashing, holding people hostage…"

"Leah was not my prisoner!" Frederick protests back to her.

"I don't care what you want to call it. All I know, is that you're going to pay for everything you've done," Eva spits back to him. "And, so help me God, If Dominick leaves me because of what you've said to him, you will live to regret it. And, that's not being dramatic. That's a promise."

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