Theme song: "Blood in the Cut" K.Flay
Previously on One Day at a Time
- Chris was arrested for Frederick's murder, even though he claimed he
was innocent. Natasha told him she would look into clearing his name by
verifying he was at the shooting range on New Year's Eve. Trenyce, meanwhile,
supported Chris. Helen, however, wondered if Chris could be guilty
- Natasha & Shane were horrified to learn that Jacob had a lung infection
causing his left lung to collapse. Should he not get a lung transplant,
Jacob could die
- Victoria wondered where she and Robbie stood since he continues to play
the good husband to Leah
- Paige and Andrew continued to clash
Scene One - Twin Peaks Police Station; The Visiting Room
Chris sits at the table under the florescent light waiting for his visitor
to arrive. He doesn't know who is coming to see him today, but he secretly
hopes that it is Helen. Since he has been arrested, she hasn't come to
visit him once. He can understand that she is confused about everything
that is happening but he would really appreciate her support right now
because he is innocent in all the charges that have been filed against
him. He still can't believe that he was arrested for killing Frederick;
he just hopes that Natasha will be able to clear his name. He isn't the
guilty party, and the longer he sits in jail, the longer the real killer
He looks over to the doorway when the door opens and a guard lets Trenyce
inside the room. Trenyce gets a small grin on her face when she sees Chris;
she can't imagine what he is going through having to be in jail for something
that he didn't do. She is just glad that she can support him.
"Hey Trey, thanks for coming," he says to her as he stands up.
He knows that he would hug her, however, there isn't any touching allowed
but it doesn't mean that he can't let her know he appreciates her.
"Of course," she says as she sits across from him. "How
are you? I mean, other than the obvious."
Chris sigs a little, knowing what she knows how he is doing. "As
well as to be expected."
"Why do I get the feeling that you were hoping that I was someone
else?" she asks him, noting that he is still down a little.
"I was hoping that you were Helen," he admits to her. "She
hasn't come by once since I was arrested. Not that I mind seeing you."
"What? Why hasn't she come to see you? I can't believe her."
Chris shrugs. "I am assuming she is just confused by what is happening."
"Here you are, arrested for something you didn't do and you're worried
that she's confused? You're being way too generous," Trenyce tells
him. "If I was you
Chris chuckles back to her. "You'd what? Tell her she's crazy?"
"Pretty much," Trenyce giggles back to him. "You know I
believe in your innocence, right?'
"Of course I do. I really appreciate that, Trenyce. More than you'll
"I'm glad," Trenyce nods back to him. "I ran into Andrew
the other day."
"How did that go?"
Trenyce tries not to roll her eyes. "He's such a confused kid, you
know? I'm not sure he will ever be the kid that we raised together."
Chris shakes his head. "I get why he is confused. He thought we were
his parents only to learn that Savannah was his mother. Then she passed
away so quickly and he was raised by Frederick. Anyone would be upset
"I know," Trenyce agrees with him. "I was just hoping that
he would come around."
"Maybe he still will."
"Man, you're something else," Trenyce smirks back to him. "First
you make excuses for Helen, now Andrew. And, you're the one in jail fighting
for your freedom."
Chris smiles back to her. "I'm hoping I'll get out soon. Natasha
said she was going to ask the shooting range to verify that I was there
on New Year's."
"That would be amazing!"
Before either can say anything else, Simona Lopez enters the room and
looks at Chris and Trenyce. Chris looks over and sees the detective there.
"Oh man, I wonder what she wants."
Simona arrives at their table. "I'm glad I found you Mr. Michaels.
I have news about your case. And, it's something you're going to want
Scene Two - The Sugarbowl
"It was a nice surprise to hear you wanted to have coffee today,"
Adam tells Helen as they sit in the back booth of the coffeehouse, each
having a coffee. "We don't do this nearly enough."
Helen smirks back to him before she takes a sip of her coffee. "We
are divorced, but I still care about you. I'd like to think we can stay
"I couldn't agree more," Adam nods back to her. "Have you
heard from Dawn again?"
Helen shakes her head no. "Not recently, but I believe that we are
headed in the right direction with her, don't you?"
"I think so, yes," Adam replies to her. "How's Barbara?"
"Oh, you know, busy with the church group. It's good that she has
kept herself busy since my Dad passed away. How are you? How are things
"Getting better each day," Adam tells her before he takes a
drink of his coffee. "I think one day, I will have a real relationship
with my son."
"I'm really happy for you," she tells him as she puts her head
"What is it, Helen? What's wrong?"
"It's Chris," she reveals to him. "You heard that he was
arrested for Frederick Richardson's murder?"
"Of course," Adam nods back to her. "It's been all over
the news. How is he holding up?"
Helen shrugs back to him. "I haven't gone to see him."
"You haven't? Why not? I'm sure he could use the support."
Helen puts her head down again and swirls the coffee around her cup. "Helen?
You don't think that he did it, do you? Is that why you've stayed away?"
"Does that make me a horrible person?" she looks up into his
eyes. "Am I wrong to think that he might have been the one who killed
Frederick? I mean, he hated the man. And, the police wouldn't just arrest
someone if they didn't have evidence. I don't know...I'm confused about
the entire situation."
Adam reaches over and grabs her hand. "I get it," he tells her.
"But, you will only be confused until you have a conversation with
Chris to get his side of things. If you hear him out, you might understand
what's happened. And, if you still think he did it after that, then maybe
it tells you everything you need to know."
Helen nods back to him. "You're right. I do have to talk to him.
I should find out what he is thinking."
"Good, I hope it goes well. And if you need anything, you know where
Scene Three - Twin Peaks General Hospital
"I can't believe that you had that memory of Eva and Frederick,"
Robbie tells Leah as they slowly walk from the cafeteria back to the waiting
room, where they have arrived to support Shane and Natasha as they wait
for some kind of news about Jacob. Robbie still can't believe that Leah
had a memory; he just hopes that it means that soon her entire memory
will come back and she will remember that she is married to Jeff, not
"Yea, I know," Leah takes a sip of the coffee in her hand, even
though it's not that great tasting. "And, I can't believe how Eva
was lying to my Dad for so long."
"I don't want to get into that," Robbie admits to her. "We've
all made mistakes; I'm sure Eva felt like she had her reasons."
"I suppose that's true," Leah replies to him. "But, she
didn't just lie to my Dad, but she was hurting my Mom. I don't know that
I will be able to look at her the same way again."
"That's fair," Robbie says back to her. "Have you had any
other memories at all?"
Leah shakes her head. "Nope," she admits to him. "Something
has to give though, right? Having one memory must be a good sign."
"I'd like to think so," he smiles. "One day at a time,
"How are you holding up? Hearing about Jacob must be hell for you
"It is," he admits to her. "I just hope that they find
a donor. I can't imagine what Natasha will go through if she loses her
"We have to stay positive," Leah tells him. "We have to
believe that Jacob will make it through this."
Robbie pulls her into a hug and holds her tight for a moment. "Have
I told you how happy I am that you came back to us?"
"Once or twice," she smiles as he holds her. "But I never
get tired of hearing it."
Just then, Victoria walks by as she heads to the nurses station and sees
them in their embrace. Victoria takes a deep breath and continues towards
the station when Robbie happens to see her. "Hey, why don't you go
find Paige so she can have her coffee? I'll catch up with you after."
"Will you be okay?" Leah asks him.
Robbie nods. "Yea, I'm going to go pray."
"Okay, you know where to find me."
Robbie watches Leah walk off before he looks over at the nurse's station
and sees that Victoria is still standing there. He quickly walks up to
her, hoping to see her for a moment.
"Vic, hey," he says as he arrives at the nurses station.
"Hi," she coldly replies to him. "I'm sorry, I heard about
Jacob. I hope he'll be okay. I tried to see Natasha but she was with Craig."
"Yea, we are all here just trying to help her and Shane keep it together."
"I'm sending positive thoughts your way."
"I appreciate that," he tells her. "Look, this entire thing
has made me realize that we have to focus on what is important. We have
to remember how much we love one another."
"I wish I could remember that," she replies to him. "The
truth is, the longer this charade goes on, the less I believe that we
will make it."
Robbie grabs her hand and squeezes it. "Just remember that I love
you, okay? That hasn't change and it will never change."
"I'm trying Robbie, I really am. I'm just losing hope."
"Leah had a memory," Robbie reveals to her as Victoria's eyes
light up. "I'm hoping that it means she will get her fully memory
back. We just have to be patient."
Victoria uneasily nods back to him. "Thanks for telling me. Look,
I have to make my rounds. I'll check in soon about Jacob, okay?"
"Okay," Robbie forces a smile on his face. "Don't forget
what I said, I love you."
Paige looks out the window in the waiting room, trying to stay positive
about Jacob. The truth is, the entire family is worried sick that the
little boy won't survive this ordeal. She turns around and sees Andrew
walking by and immediately feels her blood boil, knowing that the young
man has been completely rude and disrespectful to her the few times they
have encountered one another.
Andrew moves into the waiting room having spotted Paige as he was walking,
having been here just for a check-up. "What are you doing here?"
she asks him, knowing that the last time they saw one another she asked
him to avoid her.
"I had a check-up," he replies to her. "Look, Paige, I'm
not here to be a jerk. I heard about the little kid in your family and
I wanted to apologize to you. No child should go through anything like
"Ha!" Paige laughs at him. "Forgive me if I don't I believe
anything you have to say."
"Paige, what's going on?" Leah asks her daughter as she comes
into the waiting room. "I brought you a coffee."
"Thanks," Paige walks by Andrew towards her Mom. "Have
you heard anything?"
"No," Leah replies to her before she looks at Andrew as he turns
around. "Oh, Andrew! How are you?"
"I've been good, how are you?"
"Wait," Paige interrupts them, surprised by their conversation.
"You two know each other? How the hell did this happen?"
"Andrew was at the winery with me in Santa Barbara," Leah explains
to her. "We grew pretty close while we were there. He's a good kid."
"Thank you, Leah. I appreciate you saying that. I'm going to take
off, but like I said Paige, I hope everything is okay with your family.
See you around, Leah."
"Bye Andrew," Leah smiles to him as he leaves the waiting room.
Paige closes her eyes and can't believe that her mother thinks Andrew
is a good guy. All the encounters she has had with him show the opposite.
"What was that about?" Leah asks her daughter.
"Never mind," Paige says to her. "Let's focus on how we
can help Jacob."
"So, what are the odds of finding a donor?" Natasha asks Craig
as she and Shane sit in the doctor's office, still reeling from the fact
that Jacob's left lung has collapsed because of his infection and the
infection is moving to his right lung. If Jacob doesn't get a donor, he
will not survive. Now, they are trying to get as much information as they
possibly can so they know what they have to do to save Jacob; neither
Natasha nor Shane can accept that their little boy might not make it.
Craig looks back at them, his face grime. "Honestly, they aren't
great. I'm not going to sugar coat this for you guys, I'm just going to
be as honest as I can be. Jacob is so young, he's only 3 and a half. There
aren't many kids his age that donate their lungs."
"But there is a wait list, right?" Shane asks him. "We
have to do something; we can't just watch our son die."
"There's a wait list, yes," Craig replies to him. "I've
already put Jacob's name on it and have stressed how dire it is. The fact
remains though: there just aren't many donors in his age range."
"And, the donor, they have to be exactly 3 and a half?" Natasha
asks him. "That doesn't seem fair."
"No, not exactly," Craig informs her. "We could use from
an age range of 2 ½ to 5, maybe. 5 would be a stretch because they
are further advanced than a 3 year old, so the lungs of a 5 year would
have to be much smaller so they would fit in Jacob, or another 3 ½
year old. Again, it comes down to how many possible donors there are.
A person that young would have to be brain dead for a family to consider
"I can't believe this," Natasha fights tears in her eyes. "Basically,
there's nothing we can do other than to sit back and watch Jacob die?"
"No, we will fight for him," Shane tells her as he grabs her
hand. "We can't let our son go, now without a fight."
"I'm so scared," Natasha admits to him. "I'm so scared
that we are going to lose him."
"We need to talk to your father," Shane tells her. "Maybe
he could pull a string or two."
"It might not be a bad idea," Craig chimes in. "Until then,
I'll do everything I can to prevent the spread of the infection to the
right lung. That should bide us some more time."
"Thanks Craig," Shane tells him as he squeezes Natasha's hand.
"Can we see him? Can we see Jacob?"
"Of course," Craig tells them. "Just know that he's sleeping.
And you'll have to wear protective wear so no other infections can get
"God, I hate this," Natasha finally lets a tear fall down her
cheek. "But, I want to see my son. I have to be with him."
Scene Four - Twin Peaks Police Station; The Visitor's Room
"What is it, Detective? What news do you have about Chris' case?"
Trenyce asks Simona, after she just revealed to her and Chris that she
has news for them. Trenyce hopes that it's finally some good news.
"Your lawyer had your story about being at the shooting range on
New Year's Eve investigated," Simona replies to them. "I had
tried to do this too, but I never got a phone call back from them."
"What are you saying?" Chris asks her.
"They verified your story," Simona admits to him. "They
said that you were at the shooting range on New Year's Eve."
"Which means," Trenyce gasps in pleasure. "You have an
"Yes," Simona nods as Chris gets a huge smile on his face. "I'm
sorry Mr. Michaels for all of this, but you are a free man. You're free
Chris stands up and looks at her. "All the charges are dropped?"
Simona nods back to her as Chris jumps over to Trenyce and hugs her. "My
God, this is amazing," Chris laughs. "Thank you, thank you so
much for believing in me!"
"Always," Trenyce laughs back to him. "Come on, let's get
you out of here!"
"I thought you'd never ask," Chris smiles back to her.
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