Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: August 31, 2018
Theme song: "Second Guess" You+Me
Previously on One Day at a Time
Scene One - The Richardson Estate; Meggan
& Lukas' Home
"I can't believe that Lukas was about to be attacked again," Donovan tells Meggan as they stand in the living room of the lavish Richardson mansion waiting for Lukas to arrive at home. Meggan couldn't be happier that her brother is coming home from jail as the police have evidence that Jemma was the one who killed Frederick, not Lukas. She got some of Lukas' closest friends and family together to welcome him home, even though, she knows that he might not want the company because of his most recent near attack in jail. She's just glad that he is coming home where it is safe. She doesn't know what she would have done had she heard that Lukas was assaulted again while in jail for something he didn't do.
"I know," she finally replies to him before she takes a sip of her sparkling cider. "I'm just glad that he was saved in time. He already looked awful from the first attack."
"Those scars will heal," Donovan says back to her. "If this other inmate had raped him, I don't know how he would have gotten over that."
"Thankfully we don't have find out," Meggan nods back to him. "I'm going to go say hi to Andy, I just saw him arrive. Talk to you more after?"
Donovan watches Meggan scurry away, so he moves over to the bar and pours himself a gin and tonic. "Looks like everything worked out the way it was supposed to, huh?" Craig asks him, as he arrives at the bar having seen Meggan leave him alone.
"Thankfully," Donovan replies to him. "I was scared though. I didn't know what was going to happen."
"I know you were," Craig says back to him. "But, that's all over now. Lukas is on his way home, there's nothing preventing you two from having the relationship you both want."
"Only," Donovan looks back at him before he takes a sip of his drink. "Lukas was still pissed about us being together that night that Frederick was shot when I went to see him at jail."
"Come on," Craig waves his hand in the air. "You don't think he'll still be upset about that, do you? After all, it's not like he couldn't have known that we had become lovers. We are too grown adults."
Donovan shrugs his shoulders. "I hope he's not."
"This feels wrong being here," Daisy tells Vinny as she looks at him, as they stand by the fire place in the large room where the welcome home party is taking place. She doesn't think she should be celebrating when her mother just died.
Vinny sighs and knows that Daisy is grieving the loss of Jemma, but he did convince her to come to the party because Lukas is her half-brother and she has to show her support to the family. "I know that it's difficult, considering everything that has happened," he replies to his wife. "But, Lukas is your brother. He will appreciate you being here."
"I know," Daisy tells him before she takes a sip of her white wine. "It's just I don't know I feel weird being here because Jemma, my mother, killed Frederick, my father, Meggan and Lukas' father. It seems all so twisted, especially because Jemma didn't prevent Lukas from going to jail."
"Meggan and Lukas know what Frederick did to Jemma," he tells her, thinking about how Frederick raped Jemma years ago, which resulted in Jemma getting pregnant with Daisy and Danielle. "Don't forget that Jemma is really a victim in all of this too."
"I just wish " she fights tears in her eyes. "That things were different. I wish Jemma hadn't killed Frederick. I wish I hadn't just found my mother only for her to be taken away from me. And, a part of me wishes that you hadn't uncovered the truth."
"But that would mean Lukas would still be in jail!"
"I know what it means," she snaps at him. "I'm just saying, nothing about this is fair. Not a damn thing."
"Donovan seems worried about Lukas," Craig tells Andy, who grabs a bottle of water and opens it to have a drink. Andy looks back at Craig in surprise about his admission. "You know, about his confession on the witness stand."
"I'd like to think that Lukas will let that go, considering everything that he has gone through," Andy quickly replies to him. "Sometimes these big life events really makes people have a change of heart or a change in perception."
"I hope you're right," Craig nods back to him. "It would be nice if everything could calm down for a while."
"I'm surprised by your admission," Andy admits to him. "If Lukas is okay with Donovan's confession, they will be okay and they can finally be together, which means that you will be alone."
Craig chuckles. "Thanks for the reminder that I've lost everything."
Andy rolls his eyes a little back to him. "I lost my husband," Andy replies to him quickly. "Two people you care about are still alive and well, you haven't lost anything. Your relationship has just changed. Don't forget that."
"How are you holding up?" Chris asks Trenyce, as they each hold a glass of red wine. Chris knows that Trenyce has been trying to be strong for Daisy, but she is also grieving the loss of Jemma as they were extremely close.
Trenyce shrugs her shoulders a little. "I don't think it's set in yet, to be honest. Everything has happened so quickly, from Jemma passing away to finding out she killed Frederick to Lukas getting out of jail. I think once it sets in, I'll be more upset, you know?"
"Yea, I get it," Chris tells her. "Look, if I can do anything, you know I'm here for you."
"I know," Trenyce replies to him quickly. "You know, since we are talking, I have to tell you something."
Chris arches his eyebrow wondering what Trenyce could have to talk to him about. He wonders if she found out some information about their missing child and hasn't had the chance to tell him yet. "Okay, what is it? It sounds serious."
"It is serious," Trenyce tells him, looking over at Donovan and recalling how he convinced her to tell Chris that she has feelings for him. After everything that has happened recently, she realizes that life is too short to wait anymore. She has to tell Chris. "And, for the longest time, I wasn't going to say anything but Jemma dying has made me realize how short life really is."
"You're right, it is."
"So, it has made me realize that we have to take advantage of the time that we have," Trenyce continues to tell him.
Chris chuckles back to her. "What are you trying to say, Trenyce?"
She gulps feeling her heart start to race as she is nervous about his reaction. "I have feelings for you Chris," she slowly tells him. "I I love you, and if I had my way, we would be together."
Before Chris can reply, Lukas is slowly brought into the living room in a wheel chair by a nurse. Everyone starts to cheer and clap for him, as Trenyce looks at Chris and wonders what he is thinking. Her timing, she realizes, couldn't have been worse.
Meggan and Donovan rush up to Lukas and start to hug him. "Welcome home," Meggan says back to her brother, who is still looking bruised, but clearly thrilled to be out of jail. "We are so glad you're back."
"Me too," Lukas says, as he looks at the party in surprise. "More than you'll all know."
Scene Two - Tyler's Townhouse
"Eva, what on earth brings you by?" Felicia asks as she opens the door and sees Eva standing on the other side of the door. The last person Felicia expected to see visiting her was Eva.
Eva slowly shrugs her shoulders. "I guess I thought I would stop by and see how you and Tyler are doing," Eva admits to her. "I know that this can't be an easy time for you two, and I've been worried."
"That's sweet of you," Felicia moves out of the way so Eva can come into the house.
"I know that you and I have had our ups and downs and that I've made mistakes," Eva tells her, thinking about how she lied about the fact that she knew Frederick was brainwashing Felicia, so she could get Dominick to marry her. That seems so long ago, however. "But, I want you to know that I'm here for you; both you and Tyler."
"Well, I appreciate that," Felicia nods back to her. "I must admit, I am worried about my son. He doesn't seem to want to communicate with me very much right now. I have no idea what he is thinking or feeling. For example, I just tried calling him and it went to voicemail."
"I have a pretty good idea of what he is going through," Eva replies to her. "He just lost his son, he must be devastated. I think you giving him some time would be a good idea."
"Yes, yes," Felicia agrees with her. "He needs time, but he shouldn't be closing everyone off. That's not going to help him in the long run."
"How are you doing?" Eva asks her, as she notices Felicia's hand start to shake a little. "This can't be easy on you either."
"I'm trying to be strong," Felicia admits to her. "But the fact that Dominick played a role in this mess I don't know how much more of this I can handle."
"I heard that Tyler and Dominick are on the outs," Eva informs her, as she notices Felicia's hand continuing to shake. Eva also knows that Dominick feels awful for the fact that it was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit Kim's car, but she does believe it was all a tragic accident. "Are you sure you're okay?"
"I'm fine!" Felicia snaps at her. "I wish you'd stop asking me that. I am fine!"
"Okay," Eva surrenders, not wanting to escalate the conversation into a fight. She can tell that something is off with Felicia. "I didn't mean to pry. Let me know if you need anything from me Felicia, I'm only trying to help."
Felicia doesn't respond to Eva, so Eva moves to the door. "I'll be back to see how you're doing," Eva tells her. "But if you need anything, you can call me." Once outside, Eva takes a deep breath, wondering if Felicia is off her medication. Her hands were shaking and her mood changed at the drop of a hat. She is worried about what it could mean for the people around her.
"My God, I hope it's not true," Eva whispers to herself, as she pulls out her cell phone. "But I have to let Dominick know. He has to be in the loop that Felicia might be off her medication."
Scene Three - Robertson Enterprises; The
"How did those prints turn out?" Robin asks Max, as she sees him emerge from the dark room holding some new pictures that he just developed. She hopes that they turned out because it means that they won't have to contact the model to come back in for more shots; however, she recalls during the shoot the model they used was seemingly ill which made them think that the prints might not have turned out.
"Not great," Max admits to her, as he looks at the woman that he has feelings for. He wishes that he could think of a way to keep her away from Adam, but he is struggling to think of something. He knows that he has to think of something, because he refuses to accept that Adam will get his girl. His girl, he thinks to himself, if only that were true. "I think we'll have to redo the pictures."
"I was afraid of that," Robin comes up to him and looks at the prints. "But, you're right. These aren't great."
"Should I call Marnie back in?"
"Nah," Robin tells him. "I think we should use someone else. My Dad might not like it, but you know what, we can show him how these turned out and he might change his mind. We need someone who isn't sick and wants to do a good job. Or, a better job than this."
Before Max can reply, the phone in the studio starts to ring. Robin quickly passes him the prints back before she turns around and moves over to the table, where she picks up the phone. "Studio," she says. "Oh Daddy, we were just talking about you Oh really? For the facial cream? Are you sure that's a good idea? . Yes, yes, I understand. Okay, Max and I will start working on that right away."
Max arches his eyebrow as Robin hangs up the phone and looks back at him. "What did Dominick want?"
Robin sighs a little. "He wants to do another photo shoot for the facial cream," she reveals to him. "It's still our best seller. And, he wants a new ad to come out in time for Christmas."
"That makes sense," Max tells her. "We should do something cool, like use the boutique as the back drop or something. Double the exposure."
"That's a good idea."
"Why the hesitation?" he asks her, hearing something in her voice that he didn't like.
Robin shrugs her shoulders. "After everything that we just went through during the ice storm, I'm just surprised that he is pressing the facial cream; I'd think that Tyler would be furious if he knew what Dominick was up too."
"It's business," Max reminds her. "And besides, it means we will be working together on this campaign. It could be fun. Working together, I mean."
"You're right," Robin uneasily smiles back to him. "It will be fun."
Suddenly, Max realizes how he can try to get Adam away from Robin; while working together on this new campaign, he will make Robin realize that he is the man for her. And then, she will forget all about Adam.
"Let's do this then," Max smiles back to her. "The sooner we get started, the better."
Scene Four - The Richardson Estate; Meggan
& Lukas' Home
Donovan sees Lukas alone for the first time during the party and quickly rushes over to him, hoping to have some time alone with his boyfriend for the first time since he was released from jail. He was waiting patiently for everyone else to have their time with him, but really, he has wanted Lukas all to himself for some time now.
"Congratulations on getting out of jail," Donovan tells him, as Lukas looks up at him from his wheel chair.
"Thanks?" Lukas asks him. "I'm not sure I did anything other than get lucky."
"I'm just glad that you were able to be freed before anything worse happened."
Lukas doesn't respond. Donovan suddenly feels a chill in the air and wonders if Lukas could still be upset with him for what happened during the trial. "Are you okay? Are we okay?" Donovan asks him. "I have wanted this to happen for so long."
Lukas looks up at him again. "There is no us, Donovan," Lukas informs him. "We are over. For good this time."
"You can't be serious," Donovan protests to him.
"I am serious," Lukas replies to him. "You're little confession on the witness stand was the nail in our coffin. Now, if you'll excuse me, I want another drink."
Donovan is left dumbfounded as Lukas pushes himself over to the bar. After everything Donovan did to help Lukas get out of jail, the last thing he expected as Lukas to dump him because of his past relationship with Craig. Alone, Donovan takes his gin and tonic and quickly finishes it.
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