Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: July 22, 2018
Theme song: "Anymore" Goldfrapp
Scene One - The Calimo Mansion
Kim pours herself a brandy and quickly takes a sip of it before she sets the glass down and moves over to the desk that is in the living room. Laying on the table in front of her are the divorce papers that Bob had drawn up. Everything in the last few months suddenly comes flooding back to her, as she recalls being at the hospital when Bob demanded the divorce after she revealed that she was the one who sent Tyler the formula for the facial cream and that he was blackmailing her into silence, which meant Kim slept with Tyler on New Year's Eve. Of course, Bob's gutted reaction was when Kim decided to leave the hospital during the ice storm and what followed was the car accident that left Blake brain dead.
She grabs the pen and quickly signs the papers, holding herself together as she doesn't want to cry anymore. She has to learn how to cope with everything that has happened. She sighs as she stands back up straight and then moves over to the bar, where she picks up her brandy and finishes it one swift swig.
"And," she whispers to herself. "I know just how I will start to cope with everything. And, that's by getting revenge on Dominick Robertson. That son of a bitch is the reason my son is gone."
"Kimberly?" Bob asks her as he moves into the living room. "It's a bit early to be drinking, isn't it?"
"Not when you've had the day I've had," she replies to him as she pours another brandy.
"I am assuming that you're still upset about learning that it was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit your car the night of the ice storm?" Bob asks her back.
"Lucky guess," she says back to him before she takes a drink of her brandy. "But yes, I can't get that out of my mind. The fact that Dominick knew it was his truck that hit my car and said nothing, he knows that he is to blame. That bastard has to pay for what he's done. He's the reason my son is dead."
"What are you saying?"
Kim looks at her husband with an intensity in her eyes that Bob hadn't seen before. "I'm going to make the son of bitch pay for what he's done."
Bob starts to laugh a little. "What, exactly, is so funny?" Kim asks him, putting her hand on her hip.
"Sorry," Bob waves his hand in the air. "It's just, this is the Kimberly that I fell in love with. You are reminding me of the woman I married."
Kim rolls her eyes as she moves over to the desk and picks up the divorce papers. "Funny," she throws the papers at him. "Because, we aren't married anymore. I signed your damn divorce papers. Are you happy now?" she asks him, as Bob looks at her in surprise before he moves to pick up the divorce papers from the ground.
Scene Two - The Pampa Grill
"Do you mind if I join you?" Cassie asks Adam as she approaches his table as she saw him sitting in the restaurant alone. She has wanted to reach out to him to see how his relationship with Max has been progressing because when Max first learned that Adam was his father, he was rather upset with the feeling of abandonment from Adam.
Adam looks up at her and nods. "Sure," he says back to her. "I'm meeting Robin in a while, but I have some time. How are you?"
Cassie sits across from him. "I'm good," she replies to him. "I heard about Dawn. How are you holding up?"
Adam sighs and looks back at her. "I wish I hadn't agreed to send her away; I haven't seen her that upset in a long time."
"What's done is done," Cassie tells him. "The most important thing now is to focus on allowing Barbara to accept the truth, because you know Dawn won't change who she is while she's away."
"I know," Adam agrees with her. "That'll be the difficult part. Anyways "
"Yea, I did want to talk to you about something else," Cassie purses her lips together. "It's Max."
"Our son," Adam smiles back to her. "You know? He's really doing great work over at Robertson Enterprises. Robin and Dominick are really pleased with him."
"I couldn't be more proud," Cassie admits to him. "How are things between you two? Getting better, I hope?"
Adam uneasily nods his head. "We have our moments," he chuckles. "One day I think we are making inroads and then the next day, I'm not so sure."
"Well, he's still adjusting, I think. Keep at him, he'll come around."
"Has he mentioned anything to you about having a crush on someone?" Adam asks her, which causes an alter reaction from Cassie. She knows that she has discussions with her son about a girl that he likes.
"He has, why do you ask?"
"I think its Robin," Adam reveals to her. "I think the fact that I'm seeing Robin is the reason Max is still holding some kind of grudge against me."
"No," Cassie shakes her head. "That can't be. I think he likes a girl a little closer to his own age."
Adam shrugs. "I could be off base, but something in me tells me I'm right. And, he will have to realize that Robin and I are together and nothing he can do will change that."
Scene Three - Robertson Enterprises; The
"Hey, I'm glad you stopped by before you left for the day," Max says to Robin, as she opens the door to the studio and comes inside. She sets her purse down on the table and looks back at him, thinking that he must need to discuss something with her about business if he wanted to see her.
"You are, huh?" she asks him as she fixes her hair quickly. "What's going on? I didn't forget a meeting that we had planned, did I?"
"No, nothing like that," he sets his camera down to focus all his attention on her. "I was just hoping that the rain cheque about dinner could be cashed in tonight. I don't have any plans, and you would be much better company that my mom. Just, don't tell her I said that."
Robin chuckles. "That's sweet of you to ask," she purses her lips together. "But, I do have plans already. I'm going to meet Adam at the Pampa Grill."
Max tries to keep his cool, but inside his blood is boiling. He hates that once again, his father is ruining a moment between him and Robin. "Yea, that's cool."
"I promise, we'll do something soon, okay?" she tells him. "Anyways, I have to get going. I don't want to be late."
"Of course," he fakes a smile on his face. "See you tomorrow."
He waits until Robin has left the studio before he pounds his fist into the table, rattling his camera. "Damn you Adam," he whispers to himself. "I have to get you away from Robin. I have to get you out of her life once and for all. But how?"
Scene Four - The Mandarin Oriental, New
York City; Room 607
"I can't believe the progress that Jacob is making," Natasha tells Shane as she opens the door to her hotel room and they quickly move inside, thrilled that the doctors just told them that Jacob could actually be well enough to go home soon. "Everything has happened so quickly."
"I know," Shane smiles to her, as she turns around once she reaches the large king size bed. "He's a fighter. And, bringing him here was obviously the right decision to make. The center is working miracles."
"I think we should go out tonight and celebrate," she gushes to him. "We are still in New York! We could go to one of the best restaurants in the world and have champagne!"
Shane chuckles back to her. "You know how champagne gives you a headache the next day," he tells her, reminding them both suddenly of how well they know one another.
"Fine, we'll just have a glass, not a bottle," she laughs back to him. "But, our son is going to make a full recovery; you don't think that's cause for celebration?"
"Of course I do," he tells her, as he comes closer to her. "How about you shower and change, I'll do the same and we meet a little later?"
"Yea, that sounds good," Natasha says grabbing his hand. "Thanks for being here with me, Shane. I wouldn't want to do this alone."
"Jacob is our son," he replies to her quickly. "I wouldn't be anywhere else."
They slowly move closer towards one another until they are looking into each other's eyes and their lips are close to touching one another. "We should " Natasha whispers as she closes her eyes, suddenly seeing the image of Cory in her head. "Get ready for dinner."
She takes a step back as Shane gulps. "Yea, you're right. I'll see you in 30 minutes?"
Natasha uneasily nods back to him. "Yea, that sounds good. And, we can discuss making arrangements to head home?"
"Sure," Shane says before he turns and walks towards the hotel room door, leaving Natasha with a racing heartbeat.
Scene Five - The Pampa Grill
"I heard from Natasha," Eva tells Victoria and Donovan, as they sit in a table in the far corner having dinner together. "Jacob is doing much better."
"Well, that's a relief," Victoria replies to her before she takes a sip of her red wine. "We've all been worried about him."
"I'm just glad this nightmare is over," Donovan chimes in. "Except for Trenyce and her family. Jemma still hasn't woken up and they don't think she will."
Eva shakes her head. "I feel for Daisy and Trenyce, I really do."
"I'm just glad the storm is over and can't hurt anyone else," Victoria agrees with her mom. "How are you doing, Donovan? Having Lukas behind bars can't be easy for you."
Donovan takes a sip of his wine and thinks about how Craig recently kissed him thinking that they could have a future together now that Lukas is in jail. He, of course, told Craig that it wasn't possible because he is still in love with Lukas. Of course, Donovan knows that he has to find a way to prove Lukas' innocence because he can't let his boyfriend stay in jail for something he didn't do.
"It hasn't been easy," he tells his family. "I went to see him a couple days ago, and he tried to put a brave face on, but I could tell being in jail is taking its toll on him."
"It's so familiar," Eva replies to him. "To when you were convicted of killing Ernesto."
"I just thank God that he didn't get the death penalty too," Donovan agrees wither. "But, I am determined to help him get out of jail. I know he didn't do what he is being accused of doing."
"Well, of course," Victoria tells him. "If we can help in anyway, please let us know?"
"I will, thanks" Donovan smiles back to her. "How about you? Now that Leah is back and her memory has returned, when are you and Robbie finally getting married?"
It's Victoria's turn to sigh heavily as she recalls how she asked Robbie to leave after he admitted that he was in love with both her and Leah. She thought that once Leah's memory would return, she and Robbie would finally have a chance to be together, but Leah wanting a divorce from Jeff has changed everything.
"I don't think we ever will," Victoria bites her lower lip. "Turns out, Leah's memory coming back hasn't changed her feelings for Robbie. She asked Jeff for a divorce and asked Robbie for them to be a family."
"I can't believe this," Eva tells her. "Dominick hasn't said anything to me about this."
"It's all very recent," Victoria replies. "He might not know."
"So, just because Leah wants to be with Robbie, it doesn't mean he has to go along with this," Donovan chimes in. "You two have been to hell and back trying to be together."
"I know," Victoria lets a tear fall down her cheek before she wipes it away. "But he admitted to me that he is in love with both of us. That's when I asked him to leave. I can't do this anymore, you know?"
"I'm so sorry my darling," Eva reaches over and grabs her daughter's hand. "We are here for you, okay? And, you did the right thing. If that man can't see what's in front of him, then he doesn't deserve you!"
"I appreciate that," she whispers back to her Mom. "I might need to lean on you guys right now. It just hurts to finally realize that I haven't been the priority in his life."
"Well, you are our priority," Donovan tells his sister. "I'm with Mom, if he can't see that, it's his loss."
"Thanks guys," Victoria puts a smile on her face. "Let's try to have happy topics the rest of the dinner?"
"I'll drink to that," Eva chuckles as she grabs her red wine.
"Adam," Cory says as he comes up to Adam's table at the restaurant, as Adam continues to wait for Robin's arrival. "Do you have a moment?"
"Yea, sure, Cory, have a seat," Adam tells his friend, who sits across from him. "I'm meeting Robin so I don't have much time."
"That's fine," Cory replies to him quickly. "I just wanted to run something by you. About Cassie Nova."
Adam chuckles as he just had a conversation with her. "Ah yes, Cassie. What is she up too now?"
"Well, she keeps telling me that I should be worried about Shane and Natasha being along together in New York," Cory reveals to her. "I trust my fiancé but I'm trying to figure out what her angle is, especially since I thought she and Shane were growing closer."
"You know Cassie and Natasha," Adam replies to him. "They will never be friends. Maybe it's just a way Cassie thinks she can stick it to Natasha?"
"Yea, maybe," Cory agrees with him. "It's just odd, you know?"
"I know," Adam tells him. "I wouldn't pay attention to what Cassie is saying. She's probably just trying to get a rise out of you."
Cory nods back to him. "You're right. Thanks, Adam."
"Anytime," he smiles back to him.
Scene Six - Tyler's Townhouse
"Tyler, I know you're in there," Dominick yells at the front door of his son's townhouse, as he knocks repeatedly on the door. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about how Tyler told him that he was dead to him after he learned the truth that a Robertson Enterprises truck hit Kim's car during the ice storm. Dominick refuses to take the full blame for the accident that ultimately killed Blake; it was an accident during the ice storm, he thinks to himself. "Tyler! Open the damn door!"
"What on earth is going on?" Felicia says, finally opening the front door with a look of concern on her face with how Dominick is pounding on the door. "We could hear you, Dominick. What is the urgency?"
"I need to see Tyler," he pushes his way past Felicia and moves into the living room, where he sees Tyler making himself a drink. "Son, we have to talk."
"Why is there such a rush to see our son?" Felicia asks, coming into the living room after Dominick. "Can someone please explain to me what is happening?"
"Do you want to tell her, or should I?" Tyler glares at Dominick before he takes a sip of his whiskey. "Dad is the reason that the accident happened the night of the ice storm."
"I don't understand," Felicia quickly replies to Tyler, wondering how Dominick could be responsible for the accident that took Blake from them.
"It was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit Kim's car," Tyler reveals to her.
"Tyler, please," Dominick tries to cut him off. He wanted to try to resolve things, not make them worse by getting Felicia involved.
"No," Felicia shakes her head in disbelief. "This can't be true!"
"It's true," Tyler says, moving past his father. "And, that's why I don't want to see you ever again, Dad. I told you at the office that you were dead to me. You can't even respect my wishes about that. Instead you show up, pounding on my door like some like of animal."
"It was an accident!" Dominick yells at him in frustration, as Felicia starts to weep.
"Yes!" Tyler yells back at him. "An accident that killed my son! Now get the fuck out of my house before I throw you out!"
"Please," Felicia screams at them. "Can't we just be a family and get a long? We all lost something in that accident!"
"No," Tyler grits his teeth. "I can't stomach the sight of the man in front of me. I'm sorry, Mom, but he will never be my family again. Now," he says turning to Dominick. "Get out of my house, and do not come back."
Scene Seven - The Calimo Mansion
"I can't believe you signed the divorce papers," Bob tells Kim, as she pours herself another brandy. "I was "
"What?" Kim cuts him off. "You made it perfectly clear that you wanted this divorce, Bob. Don't try to say anything differently now that my son is dead. The last thing I want or need is your pity."
"I wasn't going to say that," he replies to her quickly. "The last thing I have for you is pity."
"What a relief," she takes another swig of her drink. "File those papers, I don't want to hear another word about it. You wanted this damn divorce, so you have it. You always get what you want, isn't that right, Bob?"
"Kim," he says, not able to recognize the woman in front of him right now, but he can clearly see that she is lashing out because she's hurt. "Please, just listen to me."
"I'm done listening," she tells him, setting the glass down. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I should go find another place to live. We are, after all, divorced."
He watches her leave the room before he looks down at the papers. Part of him wants to rip the papers up and tell Kim he made a mistake, but he knows that she would lose it. She is, after all, right, he did demand the divorce.
"What am I going to do?" he asks himself, as he moves to the bar to pour himself a drink, realizing that he might not want to divorce Kim after all.
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