Episode 498 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: September 30, 2018


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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Trenyce and Chris finally admitted their feelings for one another and made lover. Later, he agreed to end his relationship with Helen. Chris, however, got distracted when he went to talk to Helen when she revealed that Adam was thinking of proposing to Robin. Meggan, meanwhile, continued to look into the whereabouts of Chris and Trenyce's biological child
- Andrew broke into Meggan's office in hopes of uncovering any information on the search for Chris & Trenyce's child. Andrew worried when he was late for a date with Paige as a result
- Lukas was cold to Donovan upon release from jail as he was still upset about Donovan's confession during the trial that he was in bed with Craig the night Frederick was shot
- Leah and Jeff almost kissed while talking about Noah and Blake
- Jonah raped Dawn at the bible camp

Scene One - MW Investigations

"How did it go with Helen?" Trenyce asks Chris as they sit next to one another in the waiting room of MW Investigations, as they wait for Meggan to call them into the office. They are seeing the PI to get an update on her search into their biological child; however, Trenyce, is really thinking about how she and Chris finally admitted that they have feelings for one another and that they made love. Of course, before they hit the sheets, Chris told Trenyce that he would have to end his relationship with Helen. Now, she just hopes that he has followed up with it so they can actually be together. Part of her scared by this, because it is seemingly happening very quickly, but she has been keeping her feelings for Chris a secret for so long, she is happy that they are finally being honest with one another.

Chris sighs before he looks back at her as he recalls how he went to Helen's house to tell that he their relationship was over, but he got distracted when she told him that Adam was thinking of proposing to Robin; Chris doesn't care what Adam does with his personal life, but he was worried that Adam's timing was off because Dawn will need her parents when she gets home from the bible camp. Chris knows that Dawn was livid with her parents for sending her to the camp and that Barbara will need help getting used to the fact that Dawn is gay; going to the bible camp won't change that.

"I didn't get the chance to tell her," Chris finally replies to her, causing Trenyce to shake her head. "I'm sorry, I know I missed my chance, but we started talking about Dawn and … we just got off topic."

"You do still want to break up with her, don't you?" Trenyce asks him, her mind immediately thinking that in the past Chris has been a player. She hopes that he wasn't using her for sex when in fact he still wants to be with Helen.

"Of course I do," Chris says back to her. "We told each other how we feel T, I'm not going back on that now. We waited too long to get to this point."

"Okay, Okay," she tells him. "I believe you."

"How about after this, we go back to my place and I can show you how much I want you again," he suggests to her as she feels herself get excited at the prospect.

Before Trenyce can reply, Meggan opens the door to her office and smiles at them. "Sorry about the wait, please come in."

"No worries," Chris replies to her. "Tell us that you have good news?"

Meggan looks back at them. "Well, some news is better than no news, right?" she tells them, as they sit across from her. "I have scheduled an appointment at the hospital to review their documents surrounding Andrew's birth; I'm hoping that there will be some kind of clue that leads us to when the babies were switched or if it turns up any information. I've also asked to review any security footage that they may still have."

"That's great," Trenyce says, trying not to get too excited as she still knows that this search for their child is a long shot.

"I thought so," Meggan nods back to them. "I know it's not very much right now, but it's still something."

"Thanks," Chris smiles back to her. "We do appreciate everything you're doing Meggan."

"Good, I'll be in touch once I get more information for you, okay? Try to stay positive, in the meantime."

"We will try," Trenyce says back to her, before she looks over at Chris, already eager to be back at his place.

Scene Two - The Sugarbowl

"I just don't understand," Paige admits to Andrew as they sit next to one another at the window bar, each having a latte in front of them. "You basically stood me up the other night. That's not cool, Andrew. Usually we are really good about being on the same page about things."

Andrew sighs as he recalls breaking into MW Investigations to see if he could see if Meggan had uncovered any leads on finding Trenyce and Chris' biological child and while he was doing so, he forget that he had agreed to meet Paige. He feels bad that he stood her up, but he also knows that he is trying to think of a way to stop Chris from finding his child. He wants to avenge his mother's death because he still blames Chris for what happened to Savannah.

"And, now you're not saying anything," Paige continues to be firm with him. "What's going on? I thought that we were in a good place. Was I wrong?"

"No, you're not wrong," he finally replies to her before he runs his hand through his hair. "I lost track of time, I'm really sorry Paige. It won't happen again."

"What was going on that you lost track of time?" she asks him.

"What's with the third degree?" he snaps back to her, not enjoying the questions that she is asking him. "Just because we are hanging out, doesn't mean I should have to run every single second of my days by you. I lost track of time for one of our dates, I'm sorry. Can we just drop it?"

Paige looks back at him in surprise. "I don't know," she admits to him. "I get the feeling that you're hiding something from me, and I don't like that feeling. Not one little bit," she tells him as she stands up, grabs her latte, and walks away from him.

Andrew sighs as she leaves him alone at the bar. He shakes his head in disgust. "She will get over it," he whispers to himself. "Because, no one can know that I'm trying to stop Chris. She wouldn't understand."


At the back booth, Donovan and Craig sit across from one another having coffee together. Donovan agreed to come see Craig this morning because he wanted to get out of the house. He recalls how Lukas told him that they didn't have a future together because of his confession on the witness stand that he and Craig were in bed the night Frederick was shot; Donovan had assumed that with Lukas getting released from jail, he would put the past behind them and they could move forward together. He can't believe that Lukas is still upset about what happened and has ended their relationship.

"So, he said it was over for you two?" Craig asks Donovan, having just heard the story from his friend, before he takes a sip of his coffee.

"Yea," Donovan admits to him. "I can't believe it, really. When I saw him in jail, he was still cold but he seemed to warm up to me after we talked for a while. And, after everything he went through in jail, I assumed that he would want to move on from everything. I can't believe that you and I being together would be such an issue for him, especially since it was so long ago."

Craig smirks back to him, thinking about how he kissed Donovan while Lukas was in jail. "I don't know," Craig replies to him. "This seems like more of the same old with Lukas. He's like a ping pong ball that goes back and forth."

Donovan takes a sip of his coffee wondering if Craig is right about Lukas. "It's always something with him," Craig continues to tell him.

"I just need him to understand," Donovan says back to him.

"Good luck with that," Craig replies to him. "If you want my honest opinion, you're probably better off cutting your loses and moving on."

"And get back together with you?" Donovan asks him, knowing what Craig is suggesting since he too remembers how Craig kissed him recently.

"Hey, I wouldn't object," Craig chuckles back to him. "What we had was great. And, you're hot."

"Well, isn't this cozy?" Lukas announces to the two of them as he arrives at their table, having seen them together when he walked into the coffeehouse. "I see you didn't waste any time running back to your ex-boyfriend after I ended our relationship?"

"Lukas," Donovan begins to say back to him, ignoring his dig at being with Craig. "You're out of the wheel chair? That's good news."

Lukas rolls his eyes. "It's perfect," he replies to them. "You were together the night my Dad and now you're together again. It's full circle, don't you think?"

"This isn't what it looks like…" Craig tries to tell him, but Lukas puts his hand up to prevent him from speaking further.

"I don't care," Lukas chuckles back to them. "In fact, I hope you're both very happy together. See you around."

Donovan watches as Lukas quickly exits the coffeehouse and then looks back at Craig, wondering how this mess just got messier.

Scene Three - The Riverside Delicatessen

"This is a surprise," Robbie announces to Leah, as he comes up to her table. He came to the delicatessen to grab a light lunch, early lunch because he had been at the police station since the early morning. He wasn't expecting to see Leah here, but it is a welcomed surprise since he hadn't seen her for a while. "What brings you here?"

"Oh Robbie," Leah looks at him, happy to see him. She hadn't seen him since she told him that her divorce request was denied and that she and Jeff have to try to make their marriage work for 6 months. "Have a seat for a moment, if you have time."

"Yea, thanks," he says sitting across from her.

"You know that Tyler has been going through a difficult time since Blake's death," she tells him as he nods back to her. "Well, he had been shutting everyone out the last couple of days, but I finally heard from him. He and Robin are going to meet me here; I'm just running early I guess."

"That's good that Tyler is finally reaching out to you guys," Robbie replies to her. "He needs all the support he can get."

"He does," she agrees with him. "Jeff has actually been really good throughout this difficult time. It has brought up a lot of memories for us…"

"About Noah, of course," Robbie nods his head back to her. He knows all too well how devastated Leah and Jeff were when Noah was killed. "I'm glad he's been there for you. I take it that means things are going well between you two while you're trying to work on your marriage?"

Leah uneasily looks back to him, knowing that she and Jeff almost kissed the other day, but they both knew that they had to work on their feelings for other people; her feelings for Robbie and his feelings for Meggan. Still, she has to admit that the first couple of days together with Jeff have been rather pleasant.

"Yea, I guess you could say that," she purses her lips together. "We still have a lot to work through, but it has been good so far."

"I'm glad to hear that," Robbie uneasily tells her.

"You must be happy by this development," she tells him. "Now, you and Victoria can be together. Isn't that what you wanted?"

Robbie shrugs his shoulders back to her, not wanting to get into the details about why Victoria has dumped him. He knows that she is hurt by all of the back and forth that has gone on the last couple of years. "Victoria has ended things with me. She thinks that I was making her my second choice. I've asked too much from her. I can't say that I blame her, really."

"Wow," Leah replies to him. "Do you want me to make her understand that you were only trying to help me all those months that I didn't have my memory? This seems insane, you're in love with her!"

"I admitted that I was in love with you too," Robbie admits to her as they lock eyes. "I mean, it's different, but I do care about you."

"I know," Leah says back to him slowly. "I care about you too."

"What are we doing?" he laughs to her. "You're trying to make your marriage work!"

"Six months will go by quickly," she informs him. "We'll see what happens then."

"What are you saying?"

"I'm saying," Leah reaches over and grabs his hand. "Wait for me, Robbie. You never know what will happen when I can get my divorce."

Scene Four - MW Investigations

"I heard about Lukas getting out of jail and I had to come and see you," Jeff says as he stands in the doorway of Meggan's office. She looks up from her desk and smiles at the sight of him. She knows that he has to try to make his marriage work, but she can't deny that she has missed him in her life. "You must be thrilled."

"That was nice of you and yea, I am pretty happy. He's been through so much," she stands up from her chair and moves up to him, letting him into the office and closing the door behind him. "I also want to thank you for taking my call when Jemma Davenport passed away. I don't know what came over me."

"Hey, you don't have to apologize," he tells her. "You and I, we've been through so much together. And, if it wasn't for the Judge denying the divorce request, we'd still be together now. It's only natural that you reach out to me for support."

"Well, regardless, I appreciate it."

"I'm always going to be here for you, Meggan," he tells her as they lock eyes with one another. "I still care about you, I always will."

"I love you," she replies to him. "I know you have to try to make your marriage work, but God help me, I love you."

Before he knows what he's doing, he leans in and kisses her on the lips. She responds by putting her arms around him and drawing him in closer to her. He pulls away for a moment, quickly thinking about his marriage to Leah, but she pulls him back into her mouth and they are kissing again.

Scene Five - Monument Lake Bible Camp

"You are up early this morning," Cheresa observes to Dawn, who has her bag open on the small table in their cabin. Cheresa arches her eyebrow as she sees Dawn putting her clothes in to the bag quickly and then realizes that Dawn hasn't really said anything to her. "Hey, are you okay? What's up with you?"

Dawn finally stops what she's doing and looks back at her friend; her eyes red from all the tears she has shed. She recalls the previous night being at Jonah's cabin when he raped her, trying to show her that God wants a man and a woman together. She waited until he was snoring on the sofa before she left his cabin; now, she knows that she can't stay at the camp for another moment longer. When she got back to her cabin, she grabbed her cell phone and walked out to the main road to get cell phone reception. She knows that there is a local bus that comes twice a day; she plans on getting on that bus and heading home. She has to get away from Jonah, she doesn't think she can stomach the sight of him again; his idea of God's will is disgusting and horrible. All she wants to do is be at home, safe in her own bedroom.

"I'm leaving here," she says, her voice cracking. "I can't stay here another moment. I'm done."

"What the hell happened to you?" Cheresa moves off the bunk bed and up to her friend. She reaches out to touch Dawn, but she quickly recoils.

"Don't touch me," Dawn whispers back to her. "Please, just accept that I have to leave. I can't stay here, Cheresa. Please, respect my decision."

"Yea, fine," Cheresa puts her hands up, wondering what is going on with Dawn. "You gotta do you. I still hope that you wanna keep in touch once you're home. I meant what I said when I told you that I appreciate your friendship."

"Sure, whatever," Dawn tells her, as she zips up her bag. "We'll be in touch…but right now, I gotta go."

Cheresa stands dumbfounded as Dawn quickly exits the cabin. Cheresa moves outside and sees Dawn rush away towards the driveway that enters the camp. Jonah, then, appears on Cheresa's door step. "Morning," he smiles, thrilled with how his night with Dawn went. He hasn't felt this good in a long time.

"Hi Jonah," Cheresa says, still watching Dawn leave the camp. "Something isn't right."

"What do you mean?" Jonah asks her, not sure what she is talking about.

"I can't explain it," Cheresa finally looks back at him. "But, Dawn was not herself this morning at all. She just left the camp, did you know that?"

"She did?" he asks in surprise. "Well, don't worry. She and I had a great time last night. She's probably just eager to head home to tell her parents the news."

"What news?"

"She's straight now," Jonah practically brags back to her. "God's will and I got that silly fog out of her head!"

Cheresa stands there shocked by his comments wondering what, exactly, Jonah did to Dawn to "make her be straight", and because she knows that it was impossible. "What the hell did you do to her?"

Jonah laughs back to her. "Don't you worry, God's will was at work. God put us together."

Cheresa rolls her eyes back to him, now worried about what Dawn is going through. She knows that one way or another, she has to find out what happened to her friend.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Donovan pleads his case to Lukas
- Barbara sees Dawn
- Bob's offer surprises Kim

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