Episode 480 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: May 27, 2018


Episode Theme song: "Lucy" Adam Lambert
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Dawn came out as a lesbian to her family. While Adam and Helen were seemingly okay with the revelation, Barbara was researching a way to get Dawn to change her mind
- Eva told Dominick that she knew it was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit Kim's car during the ice storm
- Kim and Tyler mourned the death of Blake
- Natasha and Shane were thrilled when Jacob's condition started improving following the lung transplant

Scene One - The Sugarbowl

"You know, now that I know this, a lot of things make sense," Paige purses her lips together as she takes a sip of her latte as she sits across from Dawn and next to Max in the back booth of the coffeehouse, having heard Dawn just reveal to her that she is a lesbian. Dawn knew that she had to be the one to tell her friend about her sexuality before someone else did. After everything she and Paige been through together, it is the least that she could do for her friend.

"It makes sense?" Dawn chuckles back to her. "I guess that's a good thing?"

"It is," Paige nods back to her. "I just mean, looking back now, there were signs. Like, you've never once mentioned being interested in a guy. For girls our age, that's not common."

"Fair enough," Dawn chuckles back to her. "Seriously though, thanks so much for your support. Both of you," she looks over at Max. "I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you guys supporting me through this."

"We love you, no matter what," Max tells her, as he looks at Paige, who nods in agreement.

"How did your family take it?" Paige asks her.

Dawn takes a sip of her latte before looking back at her friend. "I dunno," she replies to them. "They seemed to be fine. What did you think Max? Have you heard from Dad at all?"

Max shakes his head no. "I haven't heard from him, but I'd agree with you, they seemed to be fine with it. If anyone had a problem it was Barbara. She was a little put off, I think."

"That would make sense to me," Paige replies, as she looks at Dawn. "Your Grandma has always prided herself on being a woman of the church."

"That's my worry too," Dawn tells them. "I just hope my parents can convince her that everything is fine and this isn't the end of the world."

"Regardless," Max tells her. "We have your back. We always swill have your back."

"Thanks guys," Dawn smiles back to her friends.

Scene Two - The Mills House; Helen & Babrara's Home

"What is this all about?" Helen asks Barbara, who scurries into the living room holding a fresh pot of tea and some paperwork in her other hand. Helen looks over at Adam, who was also summoned to the house by Barbara today. Helen doesn't know why her mother wanted to see her and Adam together, but the only thing she can assume is that it has something to do with Dawn coming out to them as a lesbian.

"Yes, Barbara," Adam chimes in. "What is going on?"

"Who would care for some tea?" Barbara asks as she pours herself a cup. Neither Adam or Helen reply, so Barbara takes a quick sip and then looks at them. "Very well, thank you both for seeing me. I hope you know that I had to reschedule my church group to meet with you."

"It must be important," Adam replies to her. "Does this have something to do with Dawn?"

"It does," Barbara nods back to him. "You see, the thing is, I don't think she's really understanding what she told us the other day. There is no way that she is a lesbian. She's simply confused about things."

"Mom," Helen stands up and moves over to Barbara. "Listen, I know it was a surprise to hear this from Dawn, but…"

"No," Barbara shakes her head back. "There's no but involved. She's confused!"

"Barbara, I think Dawn knows exactly who she is," Adam replies to her. "I think we just have to support her now. If she is confused, then eventually she will get better and we can still be there for her then."

"That's not good enough!" Barbara tries to not raise her voice. "I have an idea," she reveals to them. "I know a way to make Dawn realize that she's not a lesbian."

Scene Three - Robertson Enterprises; Dominick's Office

Dominick moves to the bar in his office and pours himself a stiff drink. He slowly lifts the glass to his mouth and takes a mouthful of the scotch. He sighs after he swallows. He knows that he probably shouldn't be at work, but he was getting tired of being at home because all he was thinking about was Blake and everything Kim and Tyler are currently going through, having lost their son.

It is selfish of him, he thinks, to be upset about his loss too as Blake was his Grandson. He can't believe that the little boy that light up the lives of his family is gone. It's a very difficult thing to grasp.

"How could life be so cruel?" he asks himself as he takes another drink of his whiskey. "Blake was innocent in all of this."

Of course, his mind races back to the fact that right before the ice storm began he ordered another shipment of facial cream, as they boutique sold out. During the storm, he got a call from the driver of the truck, who ended up hitting Kim's car, which caused Blake's accident and also put Jemma into a coma. He finishes his drink at the thought that, in some ways, he is responsible for all of this.

"I can't think of that," he whispers to himself, as he recalls Eva telling him that she also knows the truth. " Surely, Eva will understand that I couldn't control the damn storm. If there hadn't been an ice storm, none of this would have happened."

"But it did happen," a voice calls out from the doorway of his office, causing Dominick to turn around and see Tyler standing there.

"Son, what are you doing here?" Dominick asks him. "It's too soon for you to be back at work."

"I needed to get out of the house," a depressed looking Tyler admits to him, as he comes up to Dominick and pours himself a drink. "My entire place is another memory of Blake. It's just too painful to be there right now."

"I can't imagine," Dominick shakes his head. "I'm so sorry, Tyler."

"I don't want anyone's sympathy anymore," Tyler replies to him. "I know everyone is fucking sorry! What I need, is something else."

"Anything son," Dominick replies to quickly. "You know I will do whatever I can."

"I want the son of a bitch that is responsible for all of this to be punished. That's what I want. Can you do that for me?"

Dominick gulps as he looks at Tyler taking a large swig of his whiskey. "There is no one to blame," Dominick whispers back to him. "It was an accident. Kim shouldn't have been driving. There shouldn't have been a storm."

"And that semi-truck shouldn't have been on the road," Tyler sneers. "Trust me, Dad, I will make whoever is responsible for taking my son away from me pay. I won't rest until I do."

Scene Four - The Calimo Mansion

Bob opens the door to the mansion and quickly moves into the living room. He's had a long morning, so he's looking forward to trying to relax for a little while before he heads to the hospital to check on Shane, Natasha and Jacob. He pours himself a drink and then hears a noise on the other side of the room. He looks over and sees Kim, standing at the French doors and looking into the garden.

"Kimberly," Bob announces to his wife, who doesn't move from her position. He slowly moves up to her and puts his hand on her shoulders. "Kim. Did you hear me?"

She lets a tear fall down her cheek as she nods back to him. "I heard you," she manages to say. "I just, I have no energy to reply."

He turns her around and pulls her into a hug. "My darling, I'm so sorry for what you're going through. If there's anything I can do…"

"There's nothing anyone can do," she replies to him as she exits their embrace and wipes her eyes dry. "I'm so sorry, I shouldn't even be here."

"What are you…"

"No," she cuts him off as he grows more flabbergasted. "You filed for divorce. My God, what was I thinking come here? This isn't my home! I should go."

Bob grabs her by the arm and shakes her a little, to stop her from being so crazed. "Kim, listen to me! It's fine, everything is fine! You can stay here. You're welcome here. After everything that has happened, I would never kick you out of here."

"I just…I didn't know where else to go," Kim sobs back to him. "And, my God, I didn't want to be alone."

Bob pulls her into another hug. "You're not alone, Kimberly. I'm right here, okay? I'm right here."

Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Craig, Victoria told us that she would fill you in on the latest developments with Jacob," Shane tells the doctor as they sit in his office, with Natasha next to Shane. Craig had requested a meeting with the two of them to discuss some options with Jacob going forward. While Craig is pleased with the way Jacob is doing since the transplant, he knows that the child still has a long way to go.

"She did," Craig nods back to them. "And, thank you for meeting me on such short notice. I know neither of you like being away from Jacob for very long."

"I just can't believe how much better he is doing," Natasha smiles back to him. "Every time I go and see him, he seems to be getting bigger and getting his colour back."

"He is doing very well," Craig agrees with her. "But, he still has a very long road ahead of him."

"He's not in danger anymore, is he?" Natasha asks, as she reaches over and grabs Shane's hand.

"The initial danger is over," Craig tells them, as they both breathe a sigh of relief. "If he was going to reject the lungs, he would have done so by now. That's the good news."

"What is the bad news then?" Shane asks him.

"Well, it's not bad news, exactly," Craig explains to them. "But, the thing is, Twin Peaks General Hospital really isn't the best facility for Jacob's recovery."

"I'm not sure I understand," Shane replies to him. "This is one of the best hospitals in the state."

"Yes, it is," Craig agrees. "But there is a clinic in New York City that specializes in helping children who are the recipients of a transplant getting back on their feet. With the expertize knowledge there and having the specialists be there around the clock, I think that it would be best for Jacob to go there."

Natasha shakes her head in shock. "But, his entire family is here. He would miss the support of everyone. And, is it really safe for Jacob to travel in his condition?"

"I would recommend travelling via train instead of airplane," Craig replies to her. "But the decision is yours, let me know whatever you decide."

Natasha looks over at Shane. "I know what you're going to say," he whispers to her. "You want him to go but you're worried about the travel?"

"I am," she nods back to him. "I think we have to wait, even just a little bit longer. He needs to get stronger first."

Shane grabs her hand and squeezes it. "I want what's best for our son."

"Me too," she tells him. "Which is why this is so difficult."

Scene Six - The Sugarbowl

Dawn grabs her purse and slides out of the booth that she was sharing with her friends earlier. Max and Paige have both already left the coffeehouse, so now Dawn is heading out as well. As she walks towards the front door, she stops when she sees Andy coming inside. Immediately, her conversation with Max and Paige comes rushing back to her about Barbara not being accepting of her being gay. She knows that Andy has been out of the closet for a long time, so she finds herself approaching him.

"Andy, hi," she says coming up to him.

"Hey Dawn," Andy smiles back to her. "How are you?"

"I'm good, do you mind if I steal 5 minutes of your time?" she asks him as he nods and they move over to the bar seats by the window.

"What's going on?" he asks her as he sits down.

"I'm hoping what I'm about to tell you will stay between us," she tells him as he nods back to her. "Great. I've told my family that I'm gay. I'm a lesbian."

Andy smiles back to her. "Congratulations," he replies to her. "Coming out is never easy, I'm glad that you told your family who you are. How did they take it?"

"That's just it," she tells him. "My parents were fine, or at least they didn't seem bothered when I told them."

"Then what is the problem?"

"It's my Grandma," she reveals to him. "I don't think she took the news very well."

"She is from a different generation," Andy replies to her. "And, isn't your Grandma religious?"

"Extremely," Dawn says back to him. "But, you've been out for so long. I was hoping that maybe you could, I don't know, talk to my family? Just so they can see that there are other normal, gay people in Twin Peaks and we aren't monsters?"

Andy chuckles back to her. "Yea, sure," he smiles back to her. "I'd be happy to talk to your family for you."

Scene Seven - The Mills House; Helen & Barbara's Home

"You can't drop a bomb on us and then leave us hanging like that," Adam tells Barbara, as he waits for her to finish her thought about a way to get Dawn to accept that she isn't a lesbian.

"Yea, Mom," Helen agrees with her ex-husband. "What is this plan of yours to make Dawn realize that she's not really a lesbian?"

"Well, I was getting there," Barbara explains to them. "The fact is, I did a lot of research after Dawn's announcement, and there are these…camps, if you will."

"What kind of camps are you suggesting?" Adam asks her shocked by her revelation.

"Bible camps!" Barbara shrieks. "Look at these," she passes them some papers. "I found these online last night. It seems like parents send their children to these Bible camps after they are confirmed to be … confused. The success rate is extremely high!"

"I can't believe this," Adam shakes his head.

"Just listen to me," Barbara pleads with him. "What's the harm in this? Dawn goes to a camp for a couple of weeks, and she could come home a new woman! Just think about it?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Felicia holds a memorial service for Blake
- Kim is served!
- Tyler learns the truth

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