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Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: January 21, 2018
 

Episode Theme song: "In Common" Alicia Keys
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Worried that he would tell Bob the truth about the facial cream formula, Kim slept with Tyler on New Year's Eve
- Andrew told Simona Lopez that Chris threatened Frederick before he was shot
- Dominick ordered Robin to do a new photoshoot with Max so they could continue to sell the Robertson Enterprises facial cream. Adam, meanwhile, was thrilled when Max referred to him as "Dad"
- Lopez showed Dominick the note she found in Frederick's office that read "Eva knows"
- Donovan and Craig confirmed with Lopez that they were in bed at the time of Frederick's shooting. Donovan, meanwhile, reached out to Lukas at Frederick's funeral

Scene One - The Sugarbowl

Tyler grabs his coffee and quickly moves over to the coffeebar to add his cream and sugar to his beverage. As he stirs his brew, he looks outside and already dreads going back out in the cold, wintery weather. He can't wait for spring to come, he realizes to himself. He takes a drink of his coffee and immediately feels his fingers warm up.

He puts a lid on his cup and is about to leave when he sees Trenyce walk into the coffeehouse. He sighs and wonders what he should do about her; he knows that they have a friends with benefits situation going on, but since he and Kim< had sex on New Year's Eve, he is back to the belief that he and Kim could potentially make their relationship work; which means, he has to end things with Trenyce.

"Trenyce, morning," he says as he comes up to her.

Trenyce puts her phone in her purse before she looks up at Tyler. "Hi Tyler," she purses her lips together. "How are you?"

"I can't complain," he replies to her. "Happy New Year."

"Same to you. I haven't seen you lately, everything okay?"

"Yea," he nods back to her. "Better than okay. I think things are on the up between Kim and I."

"Ah," Trenyce immediately knows where this conversation is headed, so she tries to put a brave face on. "Does that mean that you think we should end our affair?"

"I'm sorry," he quickly tells her. "I know this isn't ideal."

She waves her hand in the air. "Don't apologize; we both knew what this was. Only this time, we won't end up back in bed with one another. This isn't the first time we've tried to end this."

"I know," he agrees with her. "And you're right, this time, we need to just stay as friends."

"I'm glad that you said we can be friends," she smiles back to him. "Because, I care about you a lot, Tyler. I'd rather have you in my life as a friend, then nothing at all."

"Then, as a friend, let me buy you a coffee?" he winks at her.

"If you insist," she purses her lips together.

Scene Two - Roboto; Bob's Office

"Have you had any success with the facial cream?" Bob asks Kim as he moves into his office and he spots his wife sitting at his desk working on her laptop. He knows that Kim is in charge of rushing the release of the Roboto facial cream because Robertson Enterprises beat them to the launch. Bob is still livid that Robertson was able to release their facial cream before Roboto, because it was their idea first.

"I'm getting an update now," she replies to him. Kim can sense the tension coming off Bob; she has to find a way to make him forget about the fact that Robertson released their facial cream before them. The more he presses, the closer to the truth he could get, and Kim knows that she can't have the truth come out. At least, she thinks to herself, Tyler should stay quiet since she slept with him on New Year's Eve.

"We need to get our product out as soon as possible," he tells her. "We have lost so much market share to Robertson already. I can't stand that Dominick Robertson is winning this war."

"This is far from over," Kim replies to him quickly. "The fact is, our product will be far superior to theirs. We will be able to still win this, Bob. You just have to believe."

"I won't settle for anything less," Bob says as he pours himself a brandy. "Roboto is not going to play second fiddle to anyone, especially Dominick Robertson's lousy excuse for a company. But you know what? I've learned something from this."

"What's that?"

"That I can't have any more lies in this office," he whispers to her, as she gulps a little. "I will release this facial cream and then I will focus on finding out who leaked our formula to Robertson. I will not let this go."

"Let's just focus on the product, Bob," she tries to tell him. "Everything else can wait until later."

He nods back to her. "So, what news do you have for me?"

Scene Three - The Graveyard

Jemma slowly walks down the path in the graveyard on the crisp morning. Despite the sun being out, it is so cold that she can see her breath when she exhales. She pulls her scarf tighter into her neck as she slowly moves towards Frederick's fresh gravesite. She had purposely stayed away from the church on the day of his service, but something in her told her that she had to see him one last time. After everything that he put her through all those years, she needed to see Frederick's tomb to find some kind of closure.

"I just wanna put this nightmare behind me," she whispers to herself. "Sayin' goodbye to Frederick is the first step in doin' that."

She sees his grave but also sees someone else standing above the tombstone. As she gets closer, she realizes that it's Andrew. She knows that the young man has been very conflicted with everything that has happened to him. The fact is, Frederick was brainwashing him into thinking that Chris and Trenyce were responsible for Savannah's death all those years ago, and that isn't the case. Jemma hopes that Andrew will come around and actually start to accept that Frederick wasn't the man he thought he was and start to forgive Chris and Trenyce.

"Andrew, nice to see you here today," Jemma announces to the younger man as she reaches the gravesite.

"Ms. Davenport," Andrew turns to see her. "It's pretty cold out here, are you sure this is a good idea for you to be here?'

Jemma shrugs. "I needed to make peace with Frederick," she replies to him. "But I thank you for your concern. You're a sweet child."

Andrew tries to smiles back to her. "It's still weird that he's gone, you know? He was like my family for so long."

"That he was," Jemma agrees with him. "But you know who else was like your family? Chris and Trenyce," she continues to tell him. "And whether you like it not, they still care about you and they are grievin' themselves."

"They aren't grieving Frederick," he spits back to her. "They hated him."

"There is a very fine line between love and hate, Andrew," she tells him. "The fact of the matter is, Frederick Richardson did a lot of bad things to a lot of good people, myself included. We are all just tryin' to put our lives back together now."

"I'm not sure what you're trying to tell me, Ms. Davenport."

"I'm tellin' you, child, don't throw away people who love you," she tells him. "We only get a select few of those people in our life time, and we ought to cherish them. You understand what I'm gettin' at now?"

Andrew uneasily nods back to her, knowing that she wants him to make amends with Chris and Trenyce. "I do," he tells her. "Thanks for the advice. I'll leave you to be with Frederick. But Ms. Davenport, don't stay out here too long. It's cold."

"I appreciate that concern," she whispers back to him. "Just remember what I was sayin', okay?"

Scene Four - The Pampa Grill

"Darling, thank you for meeting me," Felicia tells Tyler as he comes up to her table in the restaurant. "I'm glad that you could make it for lunch."

"You know that I love seeing you," he leans in and kisses her on the cheek before he sits next to her. "I'm just sorry that Blake couldn't make it. I know he loves seeing you too."

"I'll be sure to see him later tonight, it is your night with him, isn't it?"

Tyler nots back to her. "It is, yea," he tells her. "I'll pick him up from the daycare later."

"Wonderful, I can't wait to see him again."

"How are you doing with Frederick's passing? I can't imagine the service was easy for you," Tyler asks his mother, knowing that she was close to Frederick at one time, even though they weren't on the best of terms at the time of his death.

"I'm just trying to stay positive," she admits to him. "You know, focus on the good things in my life, like you and Blake."

"That's a good attitude," he replies to her. "I was questioned by the police, just so you know. I don't think they believe I did anything to Frederick, but the questioning was still pretty intense."

"I don't know what that woman is thinking," Felicia says, thinking about Simona Lopez questioning her as well. "She needs to stop focusing on people who couldn't have killed Frederick.

"I think that's easier said than done," Tyler admits to her. "So many people were unhappy with Frederick. She's just trying to figure out who could have done this to him."

"Anyways, darling, let's talk about something more pleasant. What's new with you?"

Tyler can't help but get a sparkle in his eye, thinking about his recent night with Kim. He now has a hope that she will come to her senses and that they will be able to be together as a family.

"You look happy about something, are you going to tell me?" she continues to press her son.

"Nothing is official yet, but I have new found hope for Kim and I," he tells her. "I don't want to jinx it, so I won't go into any other details. I just have belief."

"Oh Tyler, that's wonderful news. I couldn't be happier for you."

***

"What is so important that you left the office and wanted to meet me?" Eva asks her husband as she approaches the table where Dominick is sitting. She knows that it's not often that Dominick will ask her for lunch when he has a busy day at the office planned. She feels her heart race at the thought that Dominick will ask her about the note that Simona Lopez found in Frederick's office. Eva lashed out at the detective when she learned that Simona had asked Dominick about it.

He sets the menu down and looks over at his wife. His mind has been racing ever since he was questioned by Simona Lopez regarding Frederick's death about what Eva could be hiding from him. He can't get the image of the note that Simona showed him out of his mind that read, "Eva knows". What could Eva possibly know that Frederick would write down on a piece of paper? His last conversation with Frederick also sticks out in his mind, when Frederick told him that Eva was keeping a secret from him. Of course, when he confronted her about it, she claimed that it was just Frederick trying to stir up trouble.

"Are you going to answer me?" she asks him as she purses her lips together, wondering what Dominick is thinking about.

"I had a very interesting conversation with Simona Lopez the other day," he reveals to her. "She asked me a lot of questions about the day Frederick was shot last November."

"Yea, I had a meeting with her too. I'm guessing everyone that went to see Frederick that day had a talk with her."

"It seems so."

"Okay, you're scaring me, Dominick. What is wrong?" she asks him, not wanting to make a big deal out of the note.

"Remember when I asked you about a secret that Frederick told me you were keeping?" he asks her as she nods back to him.

"I told you, he was just trying to create problems between us. There is no secret, Dominick. There never has been," she quickly tells him, even though she knows that she is lying to him. She hates lying to her husband but she has no choice in the matter. He can never know that she knew that Frederick was brain washing Felicia.

"I remember that's what you told me," he admits to her. "But then Lopez showed me this note that she found in Frederick's office."

"That damn detective," Eva snaps. "She showed me the same note and thought it meant I shot Frederick, for crying out loud. Have you ever heard anything so outrageous?"

Dominick shrugs his shoulders. "I don't think you hurt Frederick, but it has made me wonder if there is something that you could know that you haven't told me."

"Dominick," she continues to be upset. "I am not keeping anything from you. Who knows why that man did anything! He was a loose cannon, you know that better than anyone."

"Okay, okay," he realizes how upset his wife has become. "I'm not trying to upset you."

"Then drop this," she snaps back to him. "My word to you should be enough. Are you telling me it's not?"

"Of course not," he replies to her. "I just had to be sure."

"And, now you know. I'm not hiding anything. Now, can we please drop this?"

"Of course we can," Dominick uneasily replies to her, even though he's wondering if the reason Eva is so upset is because she does have a secret that she is keeping.

***

"Were you questioned by Simona Lopez regarding Frederick's death?" Andy asks Donovan as they sit in a booth near the back of the restaurant.

Donovan picks up his glass of wine and takes a sip of it before he looks back at Andy. "I was," he admits to him. "It wasn't as painful as some of the others that were questioned, I've heard."

"Yea, she was pretty brutal with me," Andy tells him. "She questioned my sobriety."

Donovan looks back in surprise to him. "Are you kidding me? You have worked so hard with that," he tells Andy. "I can't believe she would do that to you."

"I was pretty pissed at the time," Andy admits to her. "But now, I realize why she did it. She's trying to figure out who killed Frederick. She has to ask some questions that will be tough."

"I guess," he replies to him. "But still."

"So, you think you're off the hook?"

Donovan nods back to him. "Craig and I both are," Donovan reveals to him. "We were together when Frederick was shot."

"Ah, the perfect alibi."

"I guess," Donovan tells him. "I'm still worried about how Lukas will react when he learns all of this."

"Why? You and Craig have been together for some time now, why would it matter?"

"I don't think Lukas knows that Craig and I have become lovers," Donovan admits to him. "And, if I'm honest, I think the news would hurt him a lot."

"He made his own decisions, Donovan," Andy tries to tell him.

"I know that," Donovan replies to him. "But the fact is, I still think he would be hurt to know that we've become that close."

"What are you going to do?"

Donovan sighs back to him. "I guess I have to follow your advice and be honest. It's the only thing I can do."

Scene Five - The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home

"Doesn't it feel like any second Dad is going to walk through the door and ask us how our morning has been?" Lukas asks Meggan as he walks into the living room holding a cup of coffee.

Meggan looks up her IPad and nods to him. "This house feels so empty since he's been gone. And it hasn't even been that long," she tells him. "I wonder how the investigation is going."

Lukas blushes a little, still somewhat embarrassed by how he acted when Simona Lopez questioned him. "I have no idea. Have you heard about when they are coming to search the house?"

Meggan shakes her head no. "Maybe she discovered a suspect and she won't need to search our house. That would be the best case."

"And, the worst case?"

"She thinks one of us did and she's building a case. She'll want to search the house to see if they can find anything else to nail us with."

"Good thing neither one of us have anything to hide," Lukas tells her before he takes a sip of his coffee.

"Is that true? You have nothing to hide?"

"Why would you ask me that?" he asks her back, surprised by her question.

"You did walk out when Lopez was questioning you," Meggan reminds him. "That's not exactly the behaviour of an innocent man."

"Don't be silly," Lukas tries to chuckle back to her. "I didn't do anything to hurt Dad."

"I know that," Meggan tells him. "But you have to understand that from the police's perspective, that didn't make you look innocent."

"I get it! But I can't go back and change that now."

"No, you can't," Meggan says back to him. "But, word of advice, brother? Do what Lopez asks next time you see her. It'll help you in the long run."

Scene Six - Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

Robin stands at the back of the studio and watches as Max snaps picture after picture of a model, who is standing in front of a green screen. Robin loves the energy that Max is giving off in the photo shoot; she only hopes that the pictures turn out as good as what she is witnessing. She knows that Dominick needs the pictures to be great because he wants to do a re-launch of the facial cream, to try to capitalize on the success of the initial launch. She just hopes that her father is pleased with the outcome.

"I think that's a wrap," Max says as he takes the last shot. He looks up from his camera and smiles to the model. "You were great today, thank you."

She nods back to him before she rushes off to change out of the dress that she's wearing. Max looks back at Robin, who silently claps at him. "That was great," she tells him. "If the pictures turned out half as good as the energy we had in here, we will have hit a home run with this shoot."

"You think so?" he asks her, bashfully.

"I know so," she winks back to him. "Can I see some of the images on your camera?"

"Of course," he replies as he comes up next to her. Their hands brush together as they start looking at the pictures, and he looks at her lovingly. "What do you think now?"

"They are amazing," she tells him as she looks into his eyes. "You are a great photographer."

"Thank you," he licks his lips. He knows that the last time he kissed her, she pushed back but he can't help himself when he looks into her eyes. He starts to lean in to kiss her again, when they hear something at the door.

"What am I interrupting?" Adam asks them, causing them to stop what they are doing and look back at him. He can tell that he is walking in on something, but what he isn't sure of.

"We just finished this incredible photo shoot," Robin smiles as she rushes up to him and gives him a hug. "It's nice to see you today."

Max rolls his eyes, annoying that Adam is once again interrupting a moment between him and Robin. He knows that Robin wanted him to kiss her, but Adam had to arrive. "It's good to see you too. I'm glad that the shoot went well. That seems to be a trend, hey Max?"

"Yea, we'll see how the prints turn out. It's hard to say until the pictures are developed."

"Don't be too hard on yourself," Robin tells him. "You were great today. I mean that."

"Thanks," Max says before he turns around and walks off.

"What's up with him?" Adam asks Robin, who shrugs.

"I'm not sure. Anyways, are you free? We could head to the Pampa Grill for a late lunch?"

"I'd love that," Adam locks arms with her and they start to move to the door. Max watches their every move and feels his blood start to boil at the sight that he is witnessing.

Scene Seven - The Park

Andrew walks through the park, his mind racing about his encounter with Jemma. He knows that she means well but he isn't ready to forgive everything Chris and Trenyce have done to him or his mother just yet.

"Especially because I told that cop that Chris threatened Frederick," he whispered to himself. "That should land him in some hot water. Hell, he may have been the one who killed Frederick. I have to make sure justice is done."

He pause for a moment and thinks about Jemma telling him that they only have so many people in one's life who loves them. He shakes his head. "Chris and Trenyce don't love me," he grits his teeth together. "They tried to make my Mom look unfit so they could steal me. That's not love. Damn it!"

He picks up some snow from the ground and forms a snowball. He throws it hard and fast until it hits a tree. He picks up some more snow and makes another snowball. He throws it again, only this time, it hits someone walking by. The woman screams as the snowball hitting her causes her to spill her hot chocolate.

"What the hell?" she cries, as Andrew rushes over to her.

"I'm so sorry," he manages to say as he comes up to Paige, who is covered in snow and hot chocolate. "I didn't think anyone was walking there."

"It's a path in the park, you didn't think anyone was walking here?" she asks him, annoyed by what just happened.

"Look, I'm really sorry. Can I give you a ride home so you can get cleaned up?"

"No, stay the hell away from me," she lashes out at him before she rushes away.

***

"You got my message," Kim tells Tyler, as she approaches the bench where he is sitting, bundled up to try to stay warm from the cold air. "I'm glad you came."

"You know I can't resist you," he stands up from the bench when he sees her. "I was hoping you'd reach out to me."

"This isn't what you think it is," she quickly tells him. "I came here to tell you that this is over. It's finally over."

Tyler shakes his head back to her. "I'm not sure what you mean."

"I mean, we slept together on New Year's, like you wanted me too. You know have to live up to your end of the bargain and agree that Bob can never know how you got the formula for the facial cream."

"Kim, I thought…"

" I don't care what you thought," she cuts him off. "I am lying to my husband each and every day, do you know how hard that is? Do you know how uncomfortable I am?"

"I never meant too…"

"You never mean too! That's the problem! I don't want to fight with you about this. I just came to tell you that it's over. This is finally over," she tells him. "I never want you to speak of this again, understood?"

Tyler doesn't reply as he watches Kim walk away from him. He cross his arms and sighs heavily. "This isn't over Kim," he whispers to himself. "Not by a long shot."

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