Theme song: "Do Something" Macy Gray
Previously on One Day
at a Time
Scene One - Robertson
Enterprises; The Studio
Max stands in the dark room carefully developing some of the latest pictures that he took as test runs for the upcoming photo shoot that he and Robin are orchestrating for the facial cream's Christmas campaign. While he handles one of the frames, his mind is actually on the fact that he has to do something, anything, to break up Robin and Adam. He still can't stand the fact that his father is the man that Robin is choosing to be with when he knows that he would be a better match for her. All the time that they have spent together growing closer and having tender moments together can't be for nothing, he thinks to himself.
"The question is," he whispers to himself. "What can I do to break them up? What can I do that will make Robin see that I am the man for her?"
He pauses when he thinks he hears a noise outside of the dark room. He sets the frame he is holding down and moves over towards the door. He slowly opens it, but freezes when hears Adam on his cell phone, as he stands in the studio.
"Yea, Helen," Adam says into his cell phone. "I'm still planning on asking Robin to marry me. I think she has a big photo shoot tomorrow night; after the shoot, I think that's when I will ask her. I get that you're worried about Dawn, but I think some good news will be exactly what she needs right now."
Max feels his heartrate start to pick up as he knows that time is officially running out for him. Adam is planning on proposing to Robin; when the hell did he make this decision? Max shakes his head knowing that it doesn't matter, he has to act now. He's about to open the door when he hears Robin come into the studio, so he keeps listening to their conversation.
"There you are," Robin smiles as she sees Adam hanging up from his phone call. "I was looking for you."
"Here I am," Adam replies to her as she comes up to him and they share a kiss on the lips. "It seems like it's been a few days since I've seen you. We need to change that."
"I agree we do," Robin tells him. "Tomorrow is the big shoot with Max. I'm afraid that I am rather busy until it is over. Dominick is running a pretty tight ship."
"Yea I heard about the shoot, where is my son anyways?"
Robin shrugs her shoulders. "I'm sure he's around here somewhere. We have a million things to take care of. The boutique is being transformed into our location shoot."
"Whatever you come up with will be great," Adam tells her. "How about tomorrow after the shoot, you and I have a romantic night together? We can celebrate the success of the shoot and whatever else may arise."
Robin arches her eyebrow at the suggestion. "Why do I get the feeling that you're up to something?"
Adam chuckles back to her. "Maybe because I am," he winks back to her. "But, you'll have wait to see what it is."
In the dark room, Max closes the door fully unable to listen to their conversation anymore. He takes a deep breath, trying to get his heart rate back to normal.
"Okay," he whispers to himself. "It's time to think about what it is you can do to stop this. There's no way in hell Adam is going to marry Robin. No way in hell."
On the 23rd floor of the building, Donovan sits in his office reviewing some of the budget numbers that he has to prepare for Dominick regarding the upcoming quarter. He has projected more strong sales for the facial cream, since it has been a huge seller for Robertson Enterprises.
As he types into his laptop, his mind is really on his personal life. He can't believe that with Lukas out of jail, he is still being cold to him for sleeping with Craig last year. He is stunned that Lukas wouldn't have figured out that he and Craig were lovers while they were dating. Donovan shakes his head, thinking that the real issue is how the truth was revealed: when Donovan was testifying at Lukas' trial for killing Frederick.
"If only I had been honest with him," Donovan whispers to himself. "None of this would be happening."
He pauses when he hears a knock on his office door. "Come in," he says, as the door opens and Lukas appears. "Lukas, you came."
"I got your text that you wanted to see me," Lukas replies to him, as he shuts the office door behind himself. "I don't know why I agreed to come, but here I am."
Donovan stands up and moves closer to the man he loves. "Well, I appreciate that you are here. I wanted to explain to what you saw the other day at the Sugarbowl between Craig and I. We are just friends, we aren't seeing one another again. I'm in love with you."
Lukas rolls his eyes, still hurt by Donovan's on the stand confession. "I don't want there to be any bad blood between any of us. Lord knows, we have all been through enough."
"Then, let's put the past behind us. Give us another try Lukas, I love you, and I know you still love me," Donovan tells him. "Please, give us another chance to be together."
Lukas sighs before he looks back at Donovan. "I'm sorry," he stubbornly says. "I can't. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have another appointment that I have to get too."
Donovan watches Lukas leave his office before he runs his hands through his hair. "How am I going to get through to you?" he whispers to himself.
Scene Two - The Calimo
"So, the wedding will be here tomorrow?" Kim asks Bob as she pours two glasses of white wine and moves over to him and passes him one.
He nods his head back to her as he accepts the chardonnay. "Natasha has told me that it is going to be a very small wedding; family only."
"Part of me happy to hear that," she admits to him before she takes a sip of wine. "I don't know that I'm in the mental state to deal with big crowds."
"That's completely understandable," Bob replies to her. "How have you been getting along since you agreed to stay in the mansion?"
Kim uneasily smiles back to him. "It's been nice," she admits to him. "I guess I'm finding comfort in what is familiar."
"I'm so glad to hear you say that," he tells her. "Because, I've been thinking about something."
"And, what would that be?" she asks him before she takes another sip of her wine.
"I don't want you leave to the mansion," he informs her. "I want you to stay on living here. Don't leave, Kim. You belong here. This is your home, now and forever."
Scene Three - Dominick
& Eva's Townhouse
"I'm surprised that you're not at the office," Eva admits to her husband, as she walks into the living room of the home they share together and spies him pouring himself a brandy. She knows that Dominick is planning another huge photo shoot to promote the facial cream for Christmas. However, she also knows that his family, in particular Felicia and Tyler, are not happy with the fact that it was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit Kim's car during the ice storm. "Considering everything that is going on with the campaign."
"Robin and Max are more than capable of handling it," he reveals to her. "I've been thinking long and hard about Robertson Enterprises."
"What about it?" Eva asks him, as she pours herself a drink to join him with his.
Dominick sighs as his heart is heavy. "Part of me thinks I should step back from running the company," he reveals to her. "Tyler and Felicia, they are so devastated that a Robertson truck hit Kim's car in the ice storm; they blame me for Blake's death. The company seems very small right now when my family is hurting so much."
"I know they do," she admits to him. "They are so lost in the hurt and the grief; they don't realize that it was an accident."
Dominick smiles back to his wife. "That's a nice thing to say. I have felt very alone in all of this."
Eva moves up to her husband and pulls him into a hug. "You forgave me when I kept the truth from you about knowing the truth about Frederick brainwashing Felicia, so it is my turn to be understand to you," she whispers into his ear. "I don't think you're to blame for this, Dominick. But, it is my turn to stand by you in a crisis. If there's anything I can do, you have to let me know."
"Just you saying those words means the world to me," he smiles as they exit their embrace. "Speaking of Felicia, I haven't been able to get ahold of her."
Eva arches her eyebrow as she recalls the last time she was at Felicia's, her mood changed at the drop of a hat making Eva suspect that, maybe, Felicia had stopped taking her medication.
"Well, considering how upset she is about Blake, she might not be taking your phone calls."
"That's very true," Dominick tells her. "I don't know what else I can do, if I am honest. I'm trying to hold this family together but it seems to be falling apart in front me."
Eva sighs before she takes a sip of her drink. "I'll help with whatever," she tells him. "I just hope that this is the beginning of the end of all this feuding. Our family, the Calimo's, we've all been through enough."
Dominick takes another sip of his brandy. "I actually agree with you," he tells her. "And, that's something I never thought I'd say."
Scene Four - Tyler's Townhouse
Felicia paces back and forth through the living room of the house she shares with Tyler, her mind racing a million miles a second. She looks down at her phone and sees three missed calls from Dominick. She sets the phone down on the fire place mantel and then moves over to the bar. She pours herself a glass of water and opens a small drawer, seeing her bottle of pills laying there. She picks up the bottle with her shaking hands, but she is shaking so much she drops the bottle quickly back into the drawer
"Damn it," she yells out in frustration. "No, I can't do this right now. I have to focus on getting Tyler to come around."
She shuts the drawer closer and moves back over to her. She picks it up and moves to the sofa to sit down, since her hands are shaking so much. "God, this shaking has to stop!" she urgently tells herself as she struggles to dial Tyler's number.
She picks the phone up to her ear but the call goes to voicemail. "Tyler, baby, it's me. I'm just calling to see how you are please call me back."
She hangs up and bites her lower lip, wondering if her son will ever reach out to her again. A tear falls down her cheek. "I just want everything to go back to how it was," she cries to herself. "Before we were all broken."
Scene Five - Wild Night
Tyler sits at a booth alone and sees the incoming call on his phone. He slides the "ignore" feature, meaning his call will go to voicemail. As he takes a sip of his beer, he sees another new voice message appear on his screen.
"That's 15 unheard messages," he whispers to himself, as he sets his beer down. He knows that his family means well, but at the same time, he wishes that they would respect his need for privacy and isolation right now. Losing Blake has been the hardest thing he has ever had to go through; he just wants to make sure he is back in a good place before he back to his normal self; whatever that may be.
"Looks like we had the same idea," Daisy announces to Tyler as she arrives at his table with a martini in her hand. "May I sit with you?"
"Yea, of course," Tyler gestures for to sit across from him, quickly recalling how this is the second time in a few weeks that he and Daisy have been together when they didn't want to be with their families. "You're probably the only person, other than Kim, that knows what I'm going through right now."
"We are grieving," she takes a sip of her martini. "We understand that because we are the ones struggling to go on."
"Are you feeling any better at all?"
She shakes her head no. "But, you know what? I'm not going to cry. I don't know how my body is still producing tears."
Tyler chuckles back to her. "I know it's not funny, but I feel the same way. There's only so many you can shed before you tell yourself to get it together."
"Do you think that they are together right now? Blake and Jemma, I mean?"
Tyler nods back to her. "I think Jemma is teaching him everything he needs to know," he replies to her. "At least, I'm hoping that's what's happening."
Daisy smiles back to him. "That's what I'm hoping too."
Scene Six - The Black
House; Helen & Barbara's Home
Barbara pours herself a cup of tea and quickly takes a sip. She's hoping that the herbal blend will calm her down so when she sleeps tonight, she won't have any more nightmares about Dawn being in danger. She wishes she knew why she was having these dreams; after all, Dawn is at a bible summer camp, what could possibly go wrong.
She takes another sip of her tea and then hears the front door open. She looks at the clock and wonders if Helen is just getting home. She moves into the foyer and is started to see Dawn standing there.
"Oh Dawn," Barbara gasps at the sight of her granddaughter. "We weren't expecting you until next week. Why are you home so early?"
Dawn doesn't reply to Barbara. She drops her back down on the ground and slowly starts up the stairs to her bedroom.
"Dawn?" Barbara moves to the bottom of the staircase, confused by why Dawn won't speak to her. She knows that Dawn might have been upset with her for suggesting the bible camp in the first place, but Barbara really believed that the time away would be good for Dawn. "Dawn? Please, talk me! Is everything okay?"
Dawn continues to say nothing to her grandmother. She reaches her old bedroom and opens the door. She enters the bedroom and quickly closes the door, locking it behind her before she leans up against it and slowly falls to the ground, tears strolling down her face. She's happy to be home, but she wonders if she should have gone to Shelley's. She shakes her head, thinking that the comfort of home will give her the strength to put that dreadful night at the summer camp behind her; the night that Jonah raped her. She has no other choice; she can't tell anyone what happened to her. She has to put it all behind her.
Scene Seven - The Sugarbowl
"Lukas, hey," Craig says as he comes up to Lukas, who is sitting at the window bar with a latte. "I'm glad I ran into you."
Lukas looks up from his phone and uneasily smiles back to the doctor. He suspects he knows that Craig is going to tell him, but he won't be rude. "Are you? I don't know what you would have to say to me that would make any difference in what was already said."
"Look," Craig replies to him quickly. "What you saw between Donovan and I the other day was innocent; we aren't together anymore."
"Donovan told me the same thing."
"Then you believe us?" Craig asks him. "I understand that how the fact that Donovan and I were lovers came out to you was a surprise, but did you really think that we weren't in bed? I mean, come on Lukas "
"I don't want to talk about it," Lukas cuts him off, not liking his tone with him.
"Well, fine," Craig snaps back to him. "But just so you know, you owe a lot of your freedom to Donovan. He really pressed to get the truth about Jemma out. Without him, you could still be in jail. You should think of that next time you're cold and rude to him."
Before Lukas can reply, Craig storms off, not wanting to deal with Lukas' childish behavior anymore.
Scene Eight - Robertson
Enterprises; The Boutique
Max moves into the crowded space of the boutique that is being transformed for the photo shoot. There's scaffolding as they are going to create atwo tier illusion of an exterior of an old brick building in the boutique. Max looks around and realizes that the shoot will be awesome, but there are a lot of safety hazards around; he'll have to make sure that the models are very safe tomorrow.
Suddenly, he looks up and sees some loose screws in one of the metal beams. His mind immediately goes back to Adam telling Robin that after the photo shoot, he would plan a romantic evening together. Max looks back at the metal beam and gets a wicked grin across of his face as the wheels in his brain start turning.
"There can't be a proposal if Adam can't show up," he whispers to himself as he looks up at the beam again. "This is my chance. A little injury, and their night will be ruined. This is exactly what I needed."
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