Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: June 10, 2018
Theme song: "Wild" Troye Sivan
Scene One - Twin Peaks General Hospital
"So, you finally feel comfortable about this decision?" Cory asks Natasha as they sit across from one another in the hospital cafeteria, drinking some take out coffee from the Sugarbowl that Cory brought to the hospital, since neither one loves the coffee from cafeteria. Cory looks at his fiancé, thinking about how she told him that Craig revealed that she and Shane should take Jacob to a rehabilitation center in New York City. While he knows this would be the best decision for Jacob, he still knows that it means if Jacob goes, Natasha will go as well and he would miss her terribly.
Natasha takes a sip of the coffee and then looks back at him. "I think so," she purses her lips together. "I mean, I have to do what's best for Jacob, right? My worrying about him travelling is something I can deal with. I doubt Craig would put Jacob in danger after everything we've gone through to get to this point. He wouldn't have suggested Jacob travelling if he didn't think Jacob would be okay."
Cory nods back to her. "I agree. And, if this place specializes in children dealing with a transplant, it is the place that Jacob needs to be."
"I'm so glad that you understand," Natasha smiles back to him. "Because, I will have to go with him. I'll have to go to New York."
"I figured so," Cory admits back to her. "I mean, you have to be with Jacob. Especially now."
"You'll be okay being away from me for a while?"
Cory chuckles. "I mean, I'll miss you, of course. But we are talking about Jacob's health; that's what has to be the most important thing right now. We have the rest of our lives to be together once Jacob is well."
"How did I get so lucky with you?" she grabs his hand and squeezes it, thrilled that he is being so supportive of her and Jacob.
"I'm the lucky one," he smiles back to her. "Promise me something though? As soon as you're back, we get married."
"I can make that deal."
Meanwhile, in a waiting room in the hospital, Shane finishes telling Cassie about the request to transfer Jacob to New York City.
"You're going, right?" Cassie asks him, knowing that if was her son, she'd be on the first flight to the center.
"I mean," Shane begins to reply to her. "Natasha had her legitimate concerns. But, yes, I'd like to go."
Cassie shakes her head dumbfounded. "I can't believe that she would have concerns. If that's the place that will make Jacob better, then he should go. And, you and Natasha, you should go with him. You should be there for him."
"We might be gone for a few months," Shane reveals to her as their eyes lock. "Are you sure that you could handle that?"
"Of course I can," Cassie tells him. "I have a very full life, you know. I have my son, I have my job "
"I wasn't suggesting you don't," he waves his hand with a chuckle. "It just seems like we have been growing closer lately. I'm just saying, we could be apart for awhile."
Cassie smiles back to him. "Your son comes first, Shane. You don't have to worry about me."
Shane nods back to her, thinking that Cassie truly has changed since she was last in town. If he had mentioned this to her before, she would have felt very insure about him being away for so long. "Well, as long as Natasha is on board, then I think I know what we have to do."
"Did I hear my name?" Natasha asks, as she and Cory appear in the doorway of the waiting room. "Are you talking about Jacob?"
Shane nods. "Yea, I was filling Cassie in. Have you made any decisions?"
"I have," Natasha looks back at him, as Cassie looks over at Cory eager to see his reaction. "I want to take Jacob to New York. And, I think we should go with him, as soon as possible."
Scene Two - The State Penitentiary
Lukas looks around the yard of the penitentiary; surrounding him are other inmates wearing their orange jump suits. He is racking up some dead grass, as others play basketball, and others are playing cards on a picnic table. He hasn't really socialized much yet with the other inmates; the feeling of being in jail for so long for something that he didn't do, still haunts him. He hasn't really accepted that this is his fate yet and, he thinks to himself, it could have been worse as he didn't receive the death penalty. He just has to wrap his head around his new living arrangements. Maybe then, he'll want to make some friends, if you can call these people friends.
A group of three men suddenly approach Lukas, who is still racking some dead grass. "Looks like you've had practice holding something like that before," a big, burly, bald man named Tony says to Lukas.
Lukas turns to the man, whose arms are covered in tattoos. "Not sure what you mean?" Lukas replies to him, before returning his eyes to the grass, even though his feels like heart starting to skip a beat a little. The people in jail, they scare him; he's been trying to put a brave face on, but he is worried.
"You holding a big stick?" Tony grunts back to him. "You're that gay boy who killed his daddy, aren't you?"
Lukas gulps. "I didn't "
"Yea, yea, that's what they all say," one of the other guys cuts him off. "Back to the point, you're the gay kid, aren't you?"
"Look, I don't know what you want from me," Lukas tells them, looking back at them with intent. "But, you can carry on with your day now."
Tony laughs, a roaring sound that gives Lukas the shivers. "You ain't in a position to be giving orders," he moves closer to Lukas. "We just wanted to know what time you were showering at. You know, dropping the soap."
The other two men howl in laughter, as Lukas feels beads of sweat start to form on his forehead.
Scene Three - Twin Peaks General Hospital
Daisy slowly comes out of Jemma's hospital room and immediately covers her face with her hands, which are trembling slightly. She hadn't been to see Jemma in a couple of days because she was the court house with Meggan, supporting her new found half-siblings during Lukas' trial. She still can't believe that Lukas got convicted of killing Frederick; she just hopes that some new evidence turns up that could help him get out jail. However, that isn't even what is on her mind now.
While she was so focused on the trial, however, Daisy had hopes that when she came back to see Jemma, she would get news that Jemma had improved. Instead, Daisy has learned that Jemma still hasn't woken up and the doctor's still don't believe that she ever will. If they removed any of life support that Jemma is on, she wouldn't even make it through the night. Daisy can't believe that all of her prayers are falling on deaf ears. And, she refuses to accept that her mother, the woman she just found, could still die from this accident.
"Please God," Daisy whispers as she removes her hands from her face. "Give Jemma the strength to wake up. Give her the strength to pull this," she lets a tear fall down her face. "I can't lose my mother. I can't lose her "
She turns when she sees Vinny approaching the hospital room. He turns and sees his wife crying and immediately rushes up to her and pulls her into an embrace. "No change?" he asks her as he holds her.
"No," she sobs into his arms. "And, I don't know how much more bad news I can take. First this accident during the storm, then Lukas getting convicted it's all becoming so much."
"I know," Vinny replies to her as they exit their embrace. "The other day when Lukas' conviction came in, I was at the Twin Peaks Executive Hotel."
Daisy wipes her eyes and then arches her eyebrow. "Why? What were you doing there?"
Vinny shrugs. "I know you won't like this, but I was going to go into Jemma's room and get some things for her."
"I can't believe you would do that," Daisy snaps at him. "I told you that she won't be here long enough to justify touching her things. With everything going on, why wouldn't you respect my decision?"
Vinny sighs. "Because, Daisy, we have to face the fact that Jemma isn't waking up. Maybe, if she had of her things, she could feel a little bit more at ease?"
"No!" Daisy shrieks at him, still staying in denial about Jemma's condition. "The sooner you realize that there Jemma is waking up, the sooner you will be helping this situation and not making it worse!"
"Okay, okay," Vinny puts his hands up in defeat, even though he wonders if something else is going on with Jemma and Daisy. He can't place it, but the more he thinks about it, the more he realizes that getting into Jemma's room could change everything. "I'll drop it," he lies to her, knowing that he has to get into that room to see what is in there.
Scene Four - Twin Peaks Police Station
Simona Lopez sits at her desk, riding a new high since she was able to get a conviction in Frederick's murder case. She had pushed hard to find out who killed Frederick, and considering how many people she started with as suspects, the fact that she was able to nail it down to Lukas, makes her feel great about herself and how she is doing at her job. It was not an easy case to solve at all because of the number of people who seemingly wanted Frederick dead.
Of course, she thinks to herself as she looks at the white board she had created with the long list of suspects, she did have the wrong arrest with Chris Michaels, but that was easily overlooked considering everyone listed on the board. She was bound to think at least one of them was guilty when they were not.
"One wrong arrest when half this town was a suspect, isn't that bad," she purses her lips together, still proud of herself. "The fact is, Lukas got convicted. I did my job."
She starts to erase the white board when she hears a knock on her door. She looks over as a young officer opens the door and comes inside. "I hope I'm not interrupting, detective," he tells her.
"Not at all, what's going on Rogers?" Simona asks him.
"These test results just came in," he tells her as he sets a folder down on her desk. "It is for the Richardson murder, the case that just got closed. I still thought that you would want to see the results."
"What test results?" she asks as she moves back over to her desk.
"The DNA tests that were completed in the victim's hospital room," he explains to her. "We had everything tested to see if there was any evidence after he was smothered in his room."
Simona looks back at him in surprise that it took so long to get these results. Depending what they say, it could have changed the outcome of Lukas' trial. "Why is there such a delay in getting these results? You know we have already convicted the killer!"
"Getting the materials out of the hospital took longer than expected because of the ice storm," he replies. "The hospital refused to let anything go in fear of causing more accidents."
"Thanks, I'll review and see if we need to revisit anything," she tells him as he leaves her office. She sits in her desk and slowly opens the folder. She quickly scans the document and feels some blood drain from her face. "Some hair was found on Frederick's pillow," she whispers as she continues to read. "Jemma Davenport's hair which means, she could have been the last one to see Frederick alive."
Scene Five - The Pampa Grill
"Thanks for meeting me for lunch," Leah tells Robbie as they sit across from each other, each with a glass of red wine in front of them. Leah has been looking forward to seeing Robbie alone since the ice storm when her memory, finally, came back. With everything that happened with Blake, and then her having to tell Jeff that she wants a divorce, she hasn't had time to see him.
"Of course," Robbie nods back to her, before having a sip of his wine. Like Leah, he has been looking forward to having some time alone with Leah because, he knows that her memory has come back and he wants to tell her that he is ready to move out of the house so she can be together with Jeff, and he and Victoria can finally start planning their future together again. That being said, he also knows that she overheard him tell Jeff that she still has feelings for him. He just hopes that he didn't hear properly. He knows that if that is true, he will have to tell Victoria that there could be another setback for them getting back together. "I feel like this has been a long time coming."
"It has," she purses her lips together. "I have really great news," she continues to tell him. "My memory has come back, Robbie. I remember, everything."
Robbie smiles back to her. "I couldn't be more pleased," he replies to her. "You have no idea how difficult it was for everyone to play along, and especially for Paige."
"I know," Leah nods back to him. "Paige and I are closer than ever now that I remember everything. I'm so glad she doesn't have to go through that anymore."
"Well, and it means we can all move on with our lives."
Leah looks back at him and reaches over and grabs his hand. "That's what I'm hoping."
Meanwhile, at the entry way of the restaurant, Victoria comes inside, looking for Robbie. He had told her that he was meeting with Leah for lunch and that afterwards, they could celebrate that they could be together. She immediately spots them and walks over to the table.
"I'm not sure I understand," Robbie tells Leah.
"I remember Robbie," Leah replies to him. "But, that doesn't change how I feel. I am in love with you. I remember marrying Jeff, but I want my future to be with you. I've asked Jeff for a divorce. We can still be a family together, you, Paige and I. Tell me you want that too?"
Robbie gulps as he looks back at Leah, unaware that Victoria just overheard their conversation. Tears quickly fill Victoria's eyes, as once again, she believed that she was about to get the future she has waited for, only to hear Leah tell Robbie she still wants to be with him. She feels herself unable to breathe, so she rushes out of the restaurant, having not been seen by Leah or Robbie.
Scene Six - The State Penitentiary
"You guys think you're so funny, don't you?" Lukas stands his ground to the three other inmates. "Well, guess what? I'm going to be your bitch in here. If you think that, then you're in for a surprise."
"Whatchya gonna do about it?" Tony asks him, slowly eyeing him up and down. "Some of us might like a little fight. It's almost like foreplay."
"Shut up," Lukas spits back to him.
"You better watch your mouth," one of Tony's friends reply to him. "No one talks to Tony that way."
"That's enough guys," a voice calls out from behind him. "Just cause the kid's new here, doesn't mean you can pick on him. Move on."
The turn around and laugh when they see Will Coutts standing there. While they know they could take Will, they've also been busted scrapping with him, and they don't want that kind of trouble today as they've been put on warning by the warden. Tony looks back at Lukas. "This ain't over," he smirks to him.
The three men take off, leaving Will and Lukas together. "Hey, thanks man," Lukas breathe a sigh of relief. "I owe you one."
"Not a problem," Will tells him. "I'm Will."
"Lukas," he replies as they shake hands.
"We should talk," Will informs him. "I can give you some pointers on how to survive in here. But, you should try to play nice with Tony. He doesn't like to messed with."
Lukas uneasily nods back to him. "Well, I won't be bullied by him."
"Trust me," Will says back to him. "Bullying should be the least of your worries."
Scene Seven - Twin Peaks General Hosptial
"So," Cassie purses her lips back to Cory, as they sit in the waiting room, eager to hear the update from Shane and Natasha, who have gone to speak to Craig about sending Jacob to New York City. "Shane and Natasha are going to New York."
"Yea," Cory replies to her. "It is what is best for Jacob."
"Mmhmm," Cassie leans up in her chair. "It just makes me wonder."
"More of your nonsense that this might push them back together?" Cory asks her, growing annoyed by her suggestions, even though he knows that he has seen Shane and Natasha growing closer during the crisis with Jacob.
"Well, it would make perfect sense, wouldn't it?" Cassie asks him. "And, now being in New York, maybe for a couple of months, alone, I don't see why it wouldn't happen."
"Shut up, Cassie," Cory stands up and fumes away from her.
Cassie watches as he leaves the waiting room and gets a devious grin across her face as she giggles to herself. "Oh Natasha," she whispers to herself. "I'm going to have fun with this."
Next on One Day at a Time
Discuss your thoughts here, in the ODaaT Forum!
© 2002-2018 One Day At A Time