Theme song: "Salvatore" Lana Del Rey
Previously on One Day
at a Time
- Andy suggested to Kim & Tyler that they donate Blake's lungs to
Jacob, since Blake was diagnosed as braindead following the car accident
in the ice storm and Jacob's lung infection was getting worse. Kim saw
a devastated Shane & Natasha and was torn
- Leah had a memory of Noah dying after learning about Blake
- Eva overheard Dominick on the phone after the car accident and wondered
if he was somehow involved
- Chris lashed out at Helen for her believing that he actually killed
- Trenyce asked Andrew to reach out to the family after they learned that
Jemma was in a coma and would likely never wake up. Andrew showed up to
support everyone, but was still cold to Chris
Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital
"Did you sleep here all of yesterday?" Tyler asks Kim, as he
opens the door to Blake's hospital room and moves inside, seeing the mother
of his child still sleeping next to Blake in the bed. He knows that the
day before Andy and Tyler both were seemingly on the same page about the
possibility of donating Blake's lungs to a dying Jacob but Kim was dead
set against it. She still believed that Blake could wake up and make a
recovery. While Tyler hates the fact that his son will die if they go
through with this procedure, he already realizes that Blake is never coming
Kim sits up slowly and looks outside, seeing that another new day has
emerged. "I guess I did," she tells him as she yawns a little.
"I guess I've just been so exhausted by everything that has happened,
I slept almost all of yesterday and throughout the night. Has something
Tyler moves up closer to her and Blake. "There's no change with Blake,"
he tells her. "There will never be a change with him. He's
Kim bites her lip, already feeling her eyes swell with water. She hates
that her son is gone because she knows that its' all her fault. Furthermore,
she can't erase the images from her mind of Natasha and Shane hugging
outside Jacob's hospital room the day before.
" she begins to say back to Tyler.
"There is no what if's," he tells her as he sits on the edge
of the bed where she is laying with Blake. Tyler lets a tear fall down
his cheek as he caresses his son's face. "He's never coming back
to us. Don't think that this isn't killing me as much as it is killing
you, because it is."
"Then we have to fight," she tells him as her hand finds his
on Blake's face. "This is our baby, Tyler."
"I know," he gasps for some air. "That's what makes this
so difficult. But, Kim, Jacob will die if we don't do something. What's
the point of having two innocent children taken from this world? We could
save Jacob's life. We could give Shane and Natasha the best gift in the
Kim stands up and covers her mouth as tears stroll down her face. "God,
how can I say yes to allowing my son die? How can you ask that of me?"
"Because, he's already dead," Tyler tells her coming up behind
her. "I know you don't want to hear that, but he's never coming back.
He'll never be back to the little boy that we love and remember
have let go."
"Oh God," Kim collapses in Tyler's arms sobbing. "You're
right," she manages to say through her tears. "We have to do
this. We have to say goodbye to Blake. I just
I have no idea how."
"You don't look like you slept at all last night," Shane announces
to Natasha, as he comes up holding a cup of coffee for her from the cafeteria.
He passes it to her and she takes a drink immediately of it. She grabs
his hand and takes him to the chairs in the hall way, outside of Jacob's
room in the ICU.
"I didn't sleep a wink," she reveals to him as they sit next
to each other. "I've been thinking about something. And, I want you
to know your opinion."
"It sounds serious," he says back to her. "What have you
been thinking about?"
Natasha looks at him, water filling her eyes. "I don't want our son
to suffer anymore," she whimpers. "I don't want him to lay in
that room slowly dying because he can't get a donor."
"I don't want that either, but what option do we have? We know that
he will if he doesn't get a donor."
A tear falls down Natasha's cheek. "That's what I was up all night
thinking about," she begins to tell him. "We aren't going to
find a donor, Shane. We aren't, there's just no lungs available for our
son. I've come to accept that."
"What are you saying?"
"Jacob is going to die," Natasha says as another tear falls
down her cheek. "I think we should do it ourselves though. I think
we should take him off the respirator. If he's going to die, I'd rather
him go out with some dignity, not because this damn infection is killing
Shane puts his head down, almost overcome with emotion himself. He looks
up, his eyes red. "I've been thinking about that too," he admits
to her, as he runs his hand through his hair. "I don't want the infection
to get him. He's better than that."
Natasha nods back to him through her tears. "So, let's talk to Craig?
Let's say goodbye to our little boy."
"God, this is so hard," Shane cries back to her as they hug.
"How do we say goodbye?"
Natasha shakes her head. "I don't know, but I want to do it before
the infection takes him."
Before Shane can reply, Craig emerges from the ICU, holding Jacob's chart.
Shane and Natasha immediately stand up, looking for one final glimmer
"Any change?" Natasha asks the doctor quickly.
"I'm afraid not," Craig replies to them quickly. "He doesn't
have much time."
"We've made a decision," Shane announces to Craig. "We
want to remove all the machines from our son. If he's going to go, we
want him to go naturally. We don't want him to suffer any more."
"Are you sure?" Craig asks back, surprised by their admission.
"Once we take Jacob off the respirator, he won't last long on his
"We are sure," Natasha manages to say through her tears.
"Very well," Craig nods back to him. "I want you to call
your family, they should be here for you because, it will happen quickly."
"But, we can be with Jacob when it happens?" Shane asks him.
"I'll call my Dad," Natasha tells them. "Then, we can say
"I'll prepare my staff," Craig replies to them. "Are you
two absolutely positive?"
Natasha grabs Shane's hand. "We are sure," Shane says back to
him. "God help us, we are sure."
Leah opens her eyes in a waiting room of the hospital, and quickly sits
up in the chair that she fell asleep in. She stretches out, trying to
get the kink out of her back. She looks at her watch and realizes that
she did sleep for most of the night, which is surprising because not many
people have been able to sleep during this nightmare that is unfolding.
"Morning," Jeff announces to her as he comes into the waiting
"Jeff, hi," Leah says back to him. "When did you get here?"
"Earlier this morning," he reveals to her. "You were sleeping,
so I didn't want to wake you. I thought you could use the rest."
"It's been taxing seeing my brother go through this," she replies
to him. "I think some good is coming from all of this though."
Jeff arches his eyebrow. "What do you mean? What has happened?"
"I remembered something," she reveals to him, as his eyes light
up with hope that maybe this charade everyone has living could finally
be over. "I remembered the day Noah died."
"God, that must have been so hard on you to relive," Jeff tells
as he reaches over and grabs her hand. "Are you okay?"
Leah nods back to him. "It was hard to remember those times,"
she admits to him. "But, like I told Paige, the good news is that
my memory is coming back. Slowly, I will remember everything that happened."
"I couldn't be happier for you," he tells her as he squeezes
her hand. "None of us have wanted to hurt your chances of remembering."
Suddenly, Leah has another memory flash.
"Jeff, take Leah's hand,"
the minister instructs Jeff, who does as he is told. "Repeat after
me as you place the ring on Leah's finger. I Jeff take Leah to be my wedded
wife. To have, hold and honour as long as I shall live."
"I Jeff take Leah to be my wedded wife. To have, hold and honour
as long as I shall live," he says as he chokes on his words.
"And Leah, repeat after me as your place the ring on Jeff's finger.
I Leah, take Jeff to be my wedded husband. To have, hold and honour as
long as I shall live."
Leah lets more tears fall from her eyes as she puts the ring on Jeff's
finger. "I Leah, take Jeff to be my wedded husband. To have, hold
and honour as long as I shall live."
"By the power invested in me, and this witness, I now pronounce you
man and wife. You may kiss the bride!"
Jeff leans in and looks at Leah, who smiles through her tears back to
him. "I love you," he whispers as his lips touch hers.
Leah opens her eyes to the sound of Jeff calling her name repeatedly.
"Leah, can you hear me?"
She looks back over to him and nods her head. "I remember,"
she tells him. "I remember marrying you."
"Yes, of course I'm allowed to be asking these questions," Eva
says into her cellphone as she sits in the cafeteria of the hospital.
She can't forget about hearing the conversation that Dominick had on the
phone after he learned about the car accident. He was talking to the police
about the semi-truck being a total write off, but all of the products
in the back were seemingly okay. Dominick, at the time, didn't seem too
worry about whatever was in the back of the truck. Eva, however, can't
seem to shake the feeling that whatever was in the truck will change everything.
"I'm married to Dominick Robertson," she tells the officer on
the other end of the line. "And, his Grandson was in the car that
the semi-truck hit, my step-Grandson is fighting for his life. Any information
that you have, I want to know and I want to know now
There's a brief pause before Eva gasps a little. "Yes, thank you.
That's all I needed to know."
She hangs up the phone and drops her phone, running her hand over her
face. "My God, Dominick," she whispers to herself. "That
damn facial cream was in the truck that hit Kim! Robertson Enterprises
newest best seller hit the car that killed your Grandson
"What is all of this about?" Bob asks Shane and Natasha, as
he, Robbie, Cory, Cassie and Paige all stand outside of the ICU with them.
"We've made a decision," Natasha says, grabbing on to Shane's
hand. She knows that she needs his support right now otherwise she won't
be able to say anything without crying. "We are going to take Jacob
off life support."
Cory quickly moves up and hugs his fiancé. "Are you sure you
want to do this?" he asks her.
"He's dying," Shane replies for a weeping Natasha. "We
don't want him to go out this way. We want him to go out peacefully."
"We know he's not going to get a transplant," Natasha continues
to explain. "If he hasn't had a donor by now, he never will."
"Then we support you," Bob tells his daughter, as he feels his
heartbreak inside his chest. He can't believe that he is about to lose
his grandchild. "You know, the best thing about this?" he asks
her as he looks into Natasha's eyes. "He'll be with Sofia. She'll
take such good care of him."
"Oh Daddy," Natasha sobs as she falls into his arms. "I
hope you're right."
"It's time," Craig announces as he steps out of the ICU and
looks at the family.
"Are you ready?" Shane asks Natasha.
"As ready as I ever will be," she manages to say to him.
"We'll be right here," Robbie tells them. "You guys aren't
Shane and Natasha slowly move towards the ICU room, where Craig is standing
over Jacob's incubator. As they get to the door, they hear a faint noise
from the end of the hallway.
"Natasha," Kim calls out, as she and Tyler rush down the hallway.
"Kim?" Natasha comes back out of the ICU. "What are you
doing here? What is it?"
Kim rushes up to her friend and hugs her for a moment. When they exit
their embrace, Kim can't contain her tears. "Kim?" Natasha asks
" Kim manages to say through her tears. "He
can be your donor. He can save Jacob."
"What are you talking about?" Shane comes up behind Natasha.
"That doesn't make any sense."
Suddenly, Dominick, Felicia, Eva, Leah, Jeff and Andy all appear behind
Tyler. "It does make sense," a gutted Tyler tells them. "Blake
is braindead. He's never coming back to us. But his lungs, they are working
"I don't want to lose Blake," Kim cries to everyone. "But
the truth is, he's already gone. If he can save Jacob, then we have to
at last try?"
Natasha shakes her head in disbelief as tears fall down her eyes. "My
God, it's a miracle! I don't know how I will ever thank you," she
tells Kim, trying to grasp everything that is happening. A moment ago
she was about to lose Jacob and now there is a chance that he could be
Kim doesn't say anything, as Natasha and Shane rush back into the ICU
and tell Craig the news. Bob comes up to Kim, having not seen her since
he told her he wanted a divorce. "I don't know what to say,"
he whispers to her, emotional that she is giving his Grandson a chance
"I don't think there is anything to say," she manages to say.
"My God Tyler, is this really the best thing to do?" Felicia
asks her son, as Dominick, Leah and Jeff surround Tyler. "Our precious
Blake, gone forever? This can't be happening!"
"He's already gone," Tyler tries to hold his composure with
his family. "He will never come back to us. I just kept thinking
that some good has to come out of this mess. And, if saving Jacob is the
way to do it, then we have to do it, right?"
"You're a brave man," Dominick pats his son on the back. "I
don't think I could do this in your shoes."
"We have to do what's right," Tyler says as a tear falls down
"I just heard the news," Craig tells everyone as he comes out
of the ICU. "Kim, Tyler, are you guys positive about this? If you
are, you have to say goodbye to Blake immediately, we have to do the surgery
as soon as possible because Jacob doesn't have much time left."
Tyler grabs Kim's hand. "We are sure," he manages to say.
"We have to say goodbye to Blake," Kim looks up at him with
"I heard about Jemma, I'm so sorry," Helen tells Chris as they
sit together in a waiting room. Helen is still at the hospital volunteering
to help since they are still pretty busy with everything that has happened
as a result of the ice storm. She finally saw Chris and had to tell him
how sorry she was to hear about Jemma's role in the accident.
"Thanks, I appreciate that," he manages to say back to her.
"It's been pretty rough seeing how effected Daisy has been by this."
"I can imagine," Helen suddenly feeling a little insecure about
Chris' relationship with his ex-wife. "There's no news?"
"Just that they still think that she will never wake up," Chris
replies to her. "Daisy is, of course, devastated."
"I wish I could do something."
"You can't," Chris says back to her coldly.
"I guess I deserved that," she tells him, knowing that the last
time she saw Chris, he wasn't happy with her because she thought he was
guilty of killing Frederick. "I'm sorry about not visiting you while
you were in jail."
"I could have gotten over that," Chris tells her. "But
it's been a hard pill to swallow knowing that you thought I actually killed
a man. I thought you knew me better than that."
"I didn't know what to think," Helen admits to him. "I
mean, we haven't been seeing one another for very long and then to have
all this evidence against you. I know I was wrong
"Yea, you had no faith in me," Chris snaps back to her. "I
just don't know if we can go back
"Chris," Helen pleads with him as he stands up.
"Not now, Helen," he replies to her. "My family needs me."
Andrew slowly opens the door to Jemma's hospital room and moves inside.
He pauses and looks at the elderly woman laying in the hospital bed lifelessly.
He's never seen anyone in this state before, not even Frederick because
he was under police surveillance, so it's a little jarring to see. Jemma's
laying there, her face covered in cuts and bruises. Her midsection is
wrapped heavily with a bandage as that is where the car had pegged her
against the wall of the Pampa Grill. He can see her hospital gown and
some of the wrappings.
"Jemma," he whispers to her as he moves closer to her before
he sits next to her. "It's Andrew. I don't know if you can hear me
or not, but I'm thinking about you. I'm thinking about the entire family,"
he admits to her. "I don't know if you remember that day that we
met in the graveyard, when I was visiting my Mom, but you gave me some
At the doorway, Trenyce opens the door but pauses when she hears Andrew
talking to Jemma. She's about to close the door, but something tells her
to stay where she is.
"You told me not to shut people I love out anymore," he continues
to tell Jemma. "And, so, I'm here, supporting people that I thought
were my family because they are all so worried about you. You have to
know how much they love you; they are all praying that you come back to
them. So, it's my turn to tell you what you told me: you can't let these
people who love you suffer. You have to come back to them. Please Jemma,
don't give up without a fight."
Trenyce lets a tear fall down her face as she closes the door and she
leans up against the wall outside. Daisy comes up to her and Trenyce hugs
her Aunt. "Are you okay?" Daisy asks Trenyce.
"I just want Jemma to come back to us," she whispers as they
exit their embrace.
"We all do," Daisy replies to her. "I'm not going to give
up, and neither should you, okay?"
Just then, Chris appears in the hallway. "Am I interrupting?"
"Of course not," Trenyce says back to him as she moves up to
him and grabs his hand. "Promise me something?"
"Anything," he replies to her.
"We have to find our child," she tells him as another tear falls
down her cheek. "If this has taught me anything, it's that life is
too short. We have to find our child. We have to have him or her in our
Chris pulls Trenyce into a hug and holds her for a moment. "I think
that's a great idea."
"I ran some tests," Craig tells Kim, Tyler, Shane and Natasha
as they walk into Blake's hospital room. "Blake is a match to donate
to Jacob. There's still the chance that Jacob could reject the lungs after
the surgery, but the first step is that he is a match."
"So, this is it then," Tyler replies to them before he looks
at Kim. "We have to say goodbye to our son. We have to let him go."
Kim covers her face as she sobs. "We'll leave you give you guys a
few minutes," Craig tells them, as he, Shane and Natasha leave the
Tyler turns and walks over to Blake's bed and grabs his son's hand. "Listen
buddy," he says as a tear falls down his cheek. "You're going
to go somewhere, where you'll be able to play again. You'll be able to
run and play baseball. You'd like that right?"
Kim grabs Blake's other hand and looks over at Tyler. "But you listen
to me," Kim sobs to him. "You are the most loved little boy
in the world, okay? Your Daddy and I, we love you more than anything else
in the world."
"It's true, Blake," Tyler cries as well. "We love you and
you will always be in our hearts."
"It's time," Craig says as he opens the door to the room.
"No," Kim whispers in horror, as some nurses come in and start
pushing Blake's bed out of the room and into the hallway. "No,"
she cries, as Tyler comes up to her and hugs her tightly. "Blake
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