Episode 457 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: February 06, 2018


Episode Theme song: "Be Alright" Ariana Grande
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Natasha confronted Cassie about her relationship with Shane. Once Cassie left, Natasha slipped and fell on some ice. Adam found her unconscious and rushed her to the hospital
- Max purposely locked himself in the dark room with Robin at Robertson Enterprises, hoping to have some alone time with her
- Andrew revealed to Trenyce that he told Simona that he overheard Chris threaten Frederick before Frederick was shot last November. Simona, meanwhile, caught Chris trying to throw away his gun
- Robbie told Victoria that he will be with her once Leah remembers. Leah, meanwhile, told Jeff she was thinking about Noah's death
- Eva thought that she was in the clear from Dominick questioning her about the note found in Frederick's office that read "Eva knows"

Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Craig," Cory asks the doctor as he comes into the waiting room, where he, Shane, Cassie and Adam all eager to hear how Natasha is doing following her fall on the ice that left her unconscious. "How is she? How is Natasha?"

Craig looks back at them and nods to them, knowing they are wondering how she is doing. "She should be fine," Craig tells them, as they all breathe a sigh of relief. "She has a mild concussion, and I will talk to her about a couple of other little things that happened during the fall, but the good news, is that she will make a full recovery."

"That's great news," Adam tells everyone as he comes up to Cory, before he looks at his watch quickly. "Now that we know Nat is going to be okay, I'm going to take off. Give her my best, okay?"

"I will, thanks for everything you did to help her," Cory shakes his friend's hand, before he turns his attention to Craig. "When can we see her?"

"In due time," Craig replies to him. "I still want to run a couple more tests and then, like I said, I want to have a conversation with her. Once that's done, you can visit her."

"Thank you Craig," Shane says back to him.

Cory looks back over at Shane and Cassie, who seem relieved. "I want to know what happened this morning," Cory crosses his arms across his chest as Craig leaves the waiting room. "How did this happen? Shane, you mentioned that you saw Natasha this morning at the coffeehouse."

"We did," Shane replies to him as he looks at Cassie. "She confronted us while we were having coffee. You know she hasn't been approving of my friendship with Cassie."

"She attacked us," Cassie interjects. "I've never seen her so upset before."

"So she had words with you at the Sugarbowl?" Cory asks them as they nod their head back to him. "That still doesn't explain how she ended up on the ice."

"I can answer that," Cassie purses her lips together. "See, Shane left to come here to the hospital and I just finished my coffee. I left the coffeehouse and was heading to my office when Natasha came up to me outside. She wanted to finish the conversation we started."

"What? You didn't tell me that," Shane says, surprised by her admission.

"I haven't really had the chance to tell you yet," Cassie replies to him. "Anyways, she told me to stay away from you and then I told her I had to leave because I had an appointment. Once I left, she must have slipped on the ice."

"You mean to tell me," Cory doesn't believe a word that Cassie just said. "You were the last person to see Natasha and you didn't cause her to fall? I find that very hard to believe."

"You think I did this?" Cassie gasps in shock, as Cory and Shane look back at her with intent.

Scene Two - Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"We are locked in here?" Robin asks Max, surprised that the door won't open from the dark room. They came in to develop some pictures from the last photo session when she went to use the restroom and realized that they were locked in room together. Part of her is panicking because of her time that she was in the mental hospital; she wanted to leave but she wasn't allowed to.

"Yea, this door is pretty finicky, I've noticed," he tells her, knowing that he is the one who locked the door on purpose so he could spend some time alone with her.

"You're telling me we can't get out of here?"

"Just until one of the janitors come in to the studio," he tries to calm her down.

Robin looks in her pockets and realizes that she left her cellphone in the studio too. "I don't even have my phone on me," she says, hoping that could have been a way to get out.

"Come on, let's finish these pictures," he replies to her. "We might as well be productive while we are in here. Unless you are too worried about being alone with me?"

She shakes her head back to him. "Nah, you're right, let's do this work. Someone will be here soon enough."

"Perfect," he smiles back to her. "Come over here, let's look at these pictures." He watches her come next to him and is thrilled that his plan to keep them together is working.

Scene Three - The Calimo House; Robbie, Leah & Paige's Home

"With everything going on at the police station, I'm glad that you were able to get the day off," Leah tells Robbie as she comes into the living room with a pot of tea for the two of them to share. She is thrilled that her husband got the day off work so they could spend time together; of course, they are hoping that the more time they spend together, the sooner Leah will remember everything from the past. Leah would like nothing more than to have her full memory back.

"I'm not on Frederick's case," Robbie tells her as he pours two cups of tea. "That's why I was able to get the day off."

Leah nods back to him. "I guess that's for the best, I wouldn't want to try to solve that case."

"Yea, the detective on the job is really good but it will be a stressful time, no doubt."

"Anyways, I should let you know," Leah blows on her hot tea a little. "I asked Jeff to stop by the other day."

"You did?" Robbie asks her, surprised by her admission. He wonders if this means that Leah has had some kind of memory about marrying Jeff in Lake Tahoe. "What was it about?"

Leah finishes drinking her mouthful of tea. "I was thinking about Noah," she reveals to him as he feels the blood drain from his face.

Robbie uneasily nods back to her. "What did Jeff say?"

"Not much," Leah admits to him. "Just that the anniversary of his death is coming up and maybe that's why I was thinking about him."

Robbie continues to nod back to her. "I don't think you should avoid talking about it, if you have too. I wish Jeff hadn't told you about it, but since he has, you should discuss if you want too.."

"Yea, that's what Jeff said," Leah tries to smile back to him.

"Good, it's nice that we are on the same page."

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

"You haven't said how you'd doing?" Jeff notes to Meggan as they sit in the living room of her mansion. "These past few weeks, they couldn't have been easy on you, with your Dad and everything."

Meggan sighs and moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "It hasn't been easy, you're right," she admits to him. "But, I'm trying to keep it together and move on. You know? My father, he did some pretty bad things to people I love, but I still loved him. I'm trying to focus on the good times."

"I think that makes a lot of sense."

"Thank you, by the way."

"For what?" Jeff asks her, wondering what he has done that deserve a thank you.

"You showed up to my father's service," she admits to him. "There weren't a lot of people there, but I appreciate that you attended."

Jeff moves from his chair and sits next to Meggan. "You have to know that despite everything we are going through right now, I still care very much for you. I know how upsetting your father's death has been."

Meggan bites her lower lip to try to stop herself from crying. "I know you do," she tells him. "I still love you too. With everything I have."

Jeff leans in and kisses her on the lips quickly. When they part she puts her head down. "I know what you're going to say," she whispers to him. "You're going to apologize, but I don't want you too."

"This isn't fair," he says back to her.

"It's not fair to you either," she tells him as they look into each other's eyes. "I wish you could make love to me the way you used too. Before we had this dark cloud over us."

"That dark cloud is the mother of my children," he tells her.

"I know," she stands up from the sofa and walks to the window. "And, I know that you're happy she's back, but damn it, she's ruining my life. Don't you understand that?"

Jeff comes up behind and puts his hands on her shoulders. "I do understand," he whispers back to her. "I didn't want any of this to happen. But it is, and we have to deal with it. One step at a time."

She turns around and pulls him into a hug. "I just don't know how much more I can take of this, Jeff. I really don't know how much longer I can do this."

Scene Five - The Sugarbowl

"How come you're not with your Mom today?" Dawn asks Paige as they sit in the back booth of the coffeehouse, each having a hot chocolate.

Paige sighs and looks back at her friend. "I guess I wanted to give her some space," Paige admits to her. "It's been really difficult being around her and her not remembering anything. It really sucks that she can't remember who I am."

"I can't believe that her memory hasn't come back yet," Dawn admits to her. "But, you know what? I do believe that it will happen."

Paige uneasily nods back to her. "I hope you're right," tells her. "I'm ready for this to be over."

"It will be, just be patient," Dawn says back to her. "Hey, what happened to your jacket? It looks like there is a stain on it?"

Paige rolls her eyes as she recalls how a few weeks earlier, she was walking through the park when Andrew threw a snowball at her and it caused her to spill her hot chocolate over herself. "You won't believe it if I told you," she manages to say through a sigh. "I was in the park and some guy was throwing snow balls, one hit me and spilled my drink on my jacket."

"Really?" Dawn's eyes open in surprise. "I mean, what are the odds of that?" she can't help but chuckle.

"It's not funny!"

"Oh come on Paige," Dawn teases her. "Even you have to admit that is kinda funny. Anyways, who was this guy?"

"I've seen him around," Paige admits to her. "He's that kid that Frederick Richardson got custody of a few years ago."

"Andrew?" Dawn asks her as Paige nods. "Well, you could have done worse in terms of someone hitting you with a snow ball. Andrew is a good looking guy."

Paige rolls her eyes. "Remember what happened the last time I took romantic advice from you?" Paige asks her as she laughs a little. "I ended up on the witness stand in a trial!"

"Noted," Dawn laughs back to her. "No more relationship advice."


"You're not at the office today?" Chris asks Trenyce as they sit at a table in the middle of the coffeehouse. "I'm surprised you don't have post-Christmas orders to fill."

Trenyce takes a sip of her coffee before looking back at him. She had to take time out of her schedule to see Chris because of her conversation that she had with Andrew; he told the police that he overheard Chris threaten Frederick before the shooting last November. This could be exactly why the police are so hell bent on making it seem like Chris is the one who shot and then killed Frederick.

"Earth to Trenyce," Chris waves his hand in front of her face. "Did you hear what I said?"

"Yea, sorry," she snaps out of it. "I was just thinking about Andrew. I have to tell you something, but you have to promise not to lose it."

Chris arches his eyebrow, wondering what she is talking about. "Should I be worried? I mean, I can't afford to have any more bad news right now, with everything going on with the police investigating me as the possible killer."

"I know," she nods back to him. "You know that I believe in you right? I know you didn't kill Frederick."

"I appreciate that Trenyce," he replies to her. "The problem is telling that to Simona Lopez. She seems convinced that I did this."

"Well, I know why she thinks that, or at least part of why she thinks that."

"I don't understand."

"I saw Andrew here the other day," she reveals to him. "He told me that while he was being questioned by Lopez he admitted that he overheard you threaten Frederick. This must have been a day or two before the shooting happened."

"What?" Chris gasps back to her. "So, she knows that I threatened Frederick? Great, this is exactly why she has been coming after me so hard. I can't believe Andrew did this to me. What was he thinking?"

Trenyce shrugs her shoulders. "I don't think he was," Trenyce admits to him. "I think he thought he was doing the police a favor."

"A favor? How the hell does the think throwing me under the bus is doing anyone a favor?"

"Calm down," Trenyce tells him. "You have to stay calm. You have to remember that Frederick raised Andrew," she continues to tell him. "So, he just wants his killer brought to justice. I think Lopez probably cornered him and he told the truth. He really didn't do anything wrong other than be honest. We can't be mad at him for that, can we?"

Chris sighs heavily. "Damn it," he whispers back to her. "You're right, we can't be mad at him. But this entire situation is just shitty. How the hell am I going to prove I didn't do this?"

"Because you didn't do this," Trenyce grabs his hand. "We have the truth on our side. This will go away in time."

"God, I hope you're right. I won't go to jail for something I didn't do."

Scene Six - City Hall; Daisy's Office

Daisy looks over some files on her desk before she looks over at Vinny, who is sitting on the sofa in her office. Her mind is on anything but work today, as she can't help but wonder what is happening with Frederick's murder investigation. She also wonders why she hasn't heard from Meggan and Lukas; she sent flowers to the church on the day of the memorial service, but she didn't want to go because she didn't even know her father, and what she did know, she didn't like. After all, she still hasn't come to terms with the fact that she is the product of a horrible attack on Jemma.

"You're not reading those files are you?" Vinny asks her, as he stands up and moves over to the bar and pours two brandys. "Here, drink this. It will help take the edge off."

"Thank you," she replies before taking her first sip. "And, no, I can't seem to focus today. I can't stop thinking about Meggan and Lukas or Frederick or Jemma or this entire mess."

"You didn't hear back from them regarding the flowers you sent, did you?" he asks her as she shakes her head no. "They are probably still grieving and they haven't gotten around to it yet."

Daisy uneasily smiles back to him. "I suppose," she tells him. "I don't think any of us really know how to be sudden siblings yet."

"That's fair," he tells his wife. "The fact is, none of you expected this; Especially with how the truth came out. And, when you think about, so much has happened since Santa Barbara."

"You're not kidding," she takes another sip of her drink. "Frederick is dead. No matter what happens, none of us will get closure from what that man put all of us through."

"I say that's for the best," a voice calls out from the doorway of Daisy's office. Daisy looks over and sees Jemma standing there. "That man deserved e'erything he got, and more, if you ask me."

"Jemma, what are you doing here?" Daisy stands up from her chair. She hadn't seen her mother in a few weeks because she has been under the weather and mostly staying in her hotel to get better.

"I was feelin' a lot better and thought I'd come and say hello," Jemma moves into office. "I ain' seen you, Mr. Vinny or Miss Trenyce in a long while. You're lookin' good though. The New Year is treatin' you well?"

"Yea, I mean, as well as to be expected," Daisy replies to her.

"You're looking a lot better than the last time I saw you," Vinny tells Jemma as he moves up to her and gives her a quick hug. "Can I get you a drink? Daisy and I were just having a brandy."

Jemma waves her hand in the air. "No, no," she says with a chuckle. "I am feelin' a lot better, but still not completely well. I don' wanna drink and cause any setbacks."

"Like Vinny said," Daisy interjects. "You do look a lot better. I'm glad to see that."

Jemma can't help but get a smile on her face, as she knows that Daisy hasn't exactly been warm to her since the truth came out that she is her mother. "That's awfully nice of you to say, Daisy. You know, I've been thinkin'."

"Have you?" Daisy asks as she takes a sip of her brandy. "About what, exactly?"

"All this nonsense," Jemma replies to her. "That monster, Frederick, he's dead and buried. He ain't hurtin' us anymore. Not one of us. Now is the time to move on, my child. Let me move back to the mansion. Let's be a family again?"

Daisy takes a sip of her brandy, finishing the glass. She sets it on her desk and walks over to Jemma and puts her hands on her shoulders. "You have to know that I'm just not ready for that," Daisy explains to her. "I know you mean, Jemma, and I want to move forward. I'm just not ready to have you back in the house yet. I'm still processing everything, and with Frederick dead, it's just a lot right now."

Jemma uneasily nods back to her. "That's fine child," Jemma forces a smile on her face. "I get it. I'll just be patient. But, if Frederick dyin' has taught us anything, it's life is short. We ain' got all the time we think we do. Remember that, okay?"

Scene Seven - Robertson Enterprises; Dominick's Office

"Darling, I'm glad I found you," Eva announces to Dominick as she moves inside his office and closes the door, not realizing that the door didn't close the entire way. "I need to talk to you."

Dominick looks up from typing into his laptop and smiles at his wife. "Well, this is a surprise. What brings you by?"

"Felicia," Eva tells him, recalling their last conversation when Dominick promised to talk to Felicia to ensure she was still on her medication. Eva has been worried that since Frederick's death, Felicia would slip up and not take her pills. "Did you speak to her about her medication? Is she okay?"

Outside the office, the elevator doors open and Leah emerges, quickly walking off. She moves closer to his office, but stops when she hears Eva inside already. For whatever reason, Leah stops and listens to what they are saying.

"I called her," Dominick tells Eva. "And, claims she is fine. I believe her, I don't have any reason to suspect she isn't taking her pills."

Eva uneasily nods back to her. "Okay, I mean, I guess that's all I can ask of you," Eva replies to him. "I appreciate you looking into it."

"I'd do anything for you," he smiles back to her as he stands up and kisses her on the lips. "That's why I agreed to drop that idea that you and Frederick had a secret together. I know Lopez found that note with you name on it in his office, but like you said, there's no way of knowing what Frederick was thinking."

"Exactly," Eva gulps back to him as she pulls him into a hug. "He was crazy, he proved that. We had no secret."

Outside the office, Leah closes her eyes and puts her hand to her forehead. She moves away from the door, confused by what she just heard. Suddenly, she has a flash of light cross her eyes.


Leah moves down the stairs in the large mansion in Santa Barbara. When no one is around, she is able to walk around freely, as Frederick often told her. She knows that he always told her, the more she reads, and walks through the gardens, the higher the likelihood of her memory coming back.

She approaches the large library, but she freezes when she hears Frederick talking on the phone.

"Stop it right now Eva," Frederick says into his cellphone. "You and I both know that you know what I did. The fact is, you can't do anything or else."


Leah opens her eyes and gasps. "My God," she whispers to herself. "I remember!"


Robin lets out a laugh at Max's joke as they stand side by side, still developing pictures in the dark room. Robin looks up at the young man, and can't help but be enjoying her time with him. She knows that he has come on to her a few times and she has put him in his place in that aspect, but as a friend, he's a good kid, she realizes.

"These pictures are great," she finally tells him, as he holds up the last picture. "Dominick is going to love them. You know, you're a great asset to the team."

Max beams back to her. "You really think so?"

"I know so."

He turns to face her and looks down into her eyes. "That means a lot to me," he licks his lips to her. "I know I should want to impress your Dad because he's the boss, but the one I really want to impress is you."

"Well, I am impressed," she smiles back to him. "You have a way with the camera."

"Maybe one day I can take pictures of you," he winks back to her. "You'd be the best model a guy could have."

Robin chuckles a little. "I did used to model," she admits to him. "After everything I went through, I don't know that I would want to get back in front of the camera."

"I'd protect you from any crazy fan," Max tells her, knowing how Liam Fitzpatrick became obsessed with Robin and kidnapped her. "Trust me."

"I do trust you," she smiles back to him.

Max looks into her eyes again and starts to lean in to kiss her, when Robin pulls back. "Did you hear that?" she asks him as she rushes to the door, thinking she heard someone outside. "Hello! We are locked in the dark room! Hello!?"

Within a few moments, the door is open and Adam is standing on the other side. "Oh, Adam, thank God!" Robin hugs him, thrilled to be out of the dark room.

"What the hell happened?" Adam asks, as they exit their embrace. "How did you get locked in here?"

"We don't know," Robin admits. "But we are so glad that you saved us, right Max?"

"Uh, yea, great. Thanks Adam," he rolls his eyes, unable to hide his disappointment that Adam ruined yet another moment between him and Robin.

Scene Eight - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I can't believe this," Cassie snaps at Cory and Shane, thinking their accusation that she had something to do with Natasha's accident is insane. "I left Natasha. I had nothing to do with her fall. You believe me, don't you?"

"Of course I do," Shane replies to her, looking over at Cory, who clearly doesn't believe Cassie. "I know that you would never hurt Natasha."

"Thank you," Cassie pulls him into a hug. "I appreciate that."

"I think I'll wait to see what Natasha says," Cory admits to them. "Sorry, Cassie, but after everything you've done in the past, you can't blame me for being a little skeptical."

"I don't care," Cassie snaps back to him. "I know Natasha will back my story. She has to. She just has too."


Craig opens the door to Natasha's room and moves inside. Natasha turns her head and looks back at him.

"Craig," she whispers to him. "Are you here to tell me that I can be discharged? I want to go home."

"All in time," Craig replies to her. "Do you remember what happened?"

Natasha nods back to him. "I fell," she admits to him. "I was talking to Cassie and she left, I went to go after her and I slipped on the ice. It was an accident."

"I'm glad that it was an accident," he tells her. "And, just so you know, you will make a full recovery."

"Thank God," she breathes a sigh of relief. "So, when do I get to go home?"

"Tomorrow, I want to keep you overnight for observation. There is something that I have to tell you, though. Something happened when you fell."

Natasha leans up in bed, concerned by his tone. "What is it? What happened?"

"When you landed, one of your fallopian tubes ruptured, that's why you have so much pain in your core," he explains to her. "We were able to get it under control with a simple procedure, not a surgery."

"I don't understand," she admits to him. "What does this mean?"

"I'm sorry Natasha," he replies to her. "But, you won't be able to have any more children."

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