Theme song: "In Common" Alicia Keys
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
- 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."
"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
"I just wanna put this nightmare behind me," she whispers to
herself. "Sayin' goodbye to Frederick is the first step in doin'
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
"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
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,
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.
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,
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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