Theme song: "Burn It Up" Janet Jackson
Previously on One Day
at a Time
Scene One - Robertson
Enterprises; The Boutique
Felicia slowly starts to move on the floor of the boutique, feeling her head pounding from the metal beam and fell and hit her, which caused her to be knocked unconscious. She slowly opens her eyes, trying to remember where she is or figure out what happened, but her head is pounding and she can barely stay awake. She slowly starts to lift herself up, but collapses back down on the ground, still not realizing how many flames are surrounding her, as the fire in the boutique continues to rage on. She coughs a little as she inhales more of the black smoke that surrounds her.
"Help me," she whispers as her eyes close once again, and the flames continue to inch closer to her.
Suddenly, however, three firefighters burst into the boutique and start using extinguishers to battle the fire. After they clear out some of the flames, one of the firemen sees Felicia and shouts to the other men.
"Look, over there!" he points to Felicia, who is laying on the ground but surrounded by flames. "I'll grab her, you keep working on these flames!"
He rushes over to Felicia, battling some flames as he does, but reaches her and picks Felicia up into his arms. He rushes back to the door, where he lays her down on the ground and immediately starts performing CPR on her, hoping that it's not too late to save her. "I need an ambulance over here! Now!"
Scene Two - Twin Peaks
"I just can't believe this is happening," Dominick tells Leah and Jeff, both of whom are sitting in the waiting room as he paces back and forth. He is beginning to think that his facial cream, a product that has made him millions, is cursed as it has brought him nothing but bad luck. First, a semi-truck carrying the product t-boned Kim's car during the ice storm, which resulted in Blake's death; then, Adam's accident occurred after the Christmas ad-campaign and now, the boutique is now on fire and could be destroying millions of dollars' worth of producs . He doesn't know how much more he can take of this bad news. "I wish we'd hear something already."
"I wonder how the fire started," Jeff replies to him, as he stands up to stretch his legs. "It seems like a solid building, you know? It's concrete and all."
"I'm sure the investigation will uncover everything," Dominick says back to him, having not even thought about the origin of the fire. "I just want some kind of damn update already."
"Try to stay calm Daddy," Leah stands up and hugs her father. "I'm sure everything will be fine. At least, the fire started after the photo shoot, so no one was injured."
"That's one good thing that has come from this," Dominick uneasily smiles to her as they exit their embrace. Just then, Dominick's cell phone rings. "This might be about the fire," he says as he quickly answers the call. "Dominick Robertson .yes, thank God .wait, what? You're kidding me?... No, I'm already at the hospital okay, thank you."
"Daddy, what is it? What's happened?"
Dominick feels the blood drain from his face. "The fire is out," he reveals to them, as they breathe a sigh of relief. "But, there was someone in the boutique."
"Who? Who was inside?" Leah asks him, worried that someone could be seriously injured from the fire.
"Felicia," he reveals to her, as Leah gasps in shock. "Your mother was trapped in the fire."
In Adam's hospital room, Dawn fixes her face after shedding some tears to her parents as they comforted her about her rape at the summer camp. While Dawn is grateful that Adam will be okay, she is very emotional about what happened to her at the summer camp. Every time she closes her eyes, she still sees Jonah looking down on her as he forced himself upon her. Deep down, however, she knows that none of this would have happened had her parents not listened to Barbara and not sent her to the damn camp in the first place.
"You don't have to pretend you're okay," Helen comes up behind her daughter and gives her a little squeeze, still reeling from the news of Dawn's attack. "We want to be here for you."
Dawn turns around and looks at Adam, who is still in his hospital bed. "Are you sure you're going to be okay, Dad?"
"Me? Yea, I'll be fine," he smiles back to her, trying to be brave for her. "I should be getting out of here soon. I'm more worried about you. What can we do to help you?"
Dawn shakes her head back to him. "There's nothing anyone can do," she whispers back to him. "This is just something that I have to deal with on my own."
"Absolutely not," Helen replies to her quickly. "You are not alone in this, Dawn. We are going to be right next to you throughout all of this."
Dawn uneasily chuckles back to her mother. "Really? Now you want to be next to me? That's ironic."
"Dawn please come on " Adam tells her, knowing what her tone means. The last thing he wants is for Dawn to place blame on them.
"No, Dad," Dawn snaps back to him. "You know that none of this would have happened if you didn't send me to that damn camp!"
"Dawn, please, this won't change anything," Adam protests to her.
"No Adam," Helen stops him as she looks at her daughter and a tear falls down her cheek. "Dawn is right. We are to blame for this. I just hope that one day, you'll be able to forgive me," she says looking at her daughter.
Dawn looks back at her mother with disgust on her face. "Maybe one day, but certainly not today," Dawn replies to her harshly before she rushes out of the hospital room, needing space from them.
Helen looks back at Adam, as another tear falls down her face. "I don't blame her for hating us," she tells her ex-husband. "Because, I hate myself for allowing this to happen to her our baby. How can she forgive us when I can't forgive myself?"
Scene Three - The Pampa
"I wanted to thank you," Cassie purses her lips over to Shane, as she picks up her glass that is filled with red wine. She is pretty pleased that Shane has agreed to have a late dinner with her because the last time they saw one another, she walked out on him because he defended Natasha's actions to her; Cassie was livid at him because since she has been back in Twin Peaks, she feels like she has been nothing but kind to Natasha. Natasha, on the other hand, has been nothing but a bitch towards her. However, since then, Cassie knows that she decided that the best way to get back at Natasha is to actually have a relationship with Shane.
"You did?" he asks her back in surprise. "I'm not sure why you would have to thank me."
"Well," she tells him before she takes a sip of her drink. "My behavior the last time we saw one another isn't exactly something I am proud of."
Shane chuckles back to her. "You were upset, I get that. But, Cassie, Natasha isn't a part of our relationship. And, for what it's worth, I still like spending time with you. I think you have proven yourself to be a changed woman."
"I appreciate that," Cassie replies to him quickly. "I have to get over the fact that Natasha will always hate me, and probably with good reason. But you're right, Natasha isn't in our relationship. We have to keep it that way."
"I'm willing to try if you are."
"I am," she smiles back to him. "That's part of the reason why I'm glad you agreed to see me tonight. I wanted us to start fresh. I want to put that night behind us."
Shane smiles and licks his lips. "Well, this is a good start."
Cassie leans over and smiles to him. "No, this is a good start," she says before she plants a kiss on his lips. He responds to her kiss before she breaks away and smiles back to him. "To new beginnings?"
"Definitely," Shane's eyes fill with lust.
"This is a nice merlot, hey?" Vinny asks his wife as they sit across from one another having a late dinner. He has been trying to get through to Daisy since Jemma's passing, but as time goes on, he realizes that she is shutting him out more and more. He is hoping that tonight could be the start of them reconnecting, but he is realizing that she is thinking about something else.
Daisy looks at her glass having not heard a word that Vinny just said to her. "Earth to Daisy," he waves his hand in front of her face, causing her to look up.
"Sorry, what did you say?"
"I was just saying that this is a good wine," he replies to her. "Where were you just now?"
Daisy gulps as she looks back at her husband knowing that she can't reveal what she was thinking about as she recalls being at Tyler's house a few nights earlier and he kissed her. Vinny would be absolutely livid to know that she shared a kiss with another man. Moreover, she has no idea why she can't stop thinking about it! She is a happily married woman, after all.
"I guess I was just thinking about Jemma and everything that has happened," Daisy tells him, knowing that she isn't lying to him exactly since her mother's death is constantly on her mind. "I wish I could go back in time and change everything."
"I know you do," Vinny reaches over to grab her hand. "But, Daisy, we can't go back. We can only go forward. We can only make the present what we want it to be."
"What do you want the present to be?" she asks him.
"I want us to go back to how we were," he admits to her as they lock eyes. "Before the ice storm, I mean. Do you remember how close we were?"
"Of course I remember!" she snaps at him. "But, that night changed everything for me, Vinny. And you, you played such a big part of what happened following the accident."
"How can you blame me for Jemma' s death? Don't you realize that if the truth about Jemma didn't come out, Lukas, your brother, would still be in jail for a crime he didn't commit?"
Daisy glares back at him. "How dare you try to justify your actions! How dare you try to tell me how I should or shouldn't be feeling!"
"I didn't mean it like that "
"I just lost my appetite," she stands and throws her napkin down. "I'll see you at home later."
Vinny is about to ask her to stay, but Daisy storms away from the table quickly. He sighs and wonders how he will ever be able to get back into Daisy's good graces again. He has to make her realize that Jemma's death was an accident; and he had nothing to do with it. The question is, how?
Scene Four - MW Investigations
"Have you had a chance to talk to Helen yet?" Trenyce asks Chris as they stand outside of Meggan's office door at the PI firm. Trenyce knows that she and Chris made love recently after they admitted their feelings for one another, but he was supposed to break things off with Helen. When he went to do just that, he claims he got distracted by news of Adam's pending proposal to Robin and he never ended things with Helen. The longer that it takes him to end it, the more Trenyce wonders if he is playing both women, since Chris has a history of being a womanizer and a player.
"No," Chris tells her. "But I will. Things have just been crazy lately. It seems like we've all been going a million miles per second."
"That's fair," Trenyce uneasily agrees with him. "We have been busy."
"Right now, let's just focus on whatever Meggan has to tell us about finding our child. We can focus on Helen after," Chris tells her as she nods back to him. He opens the door to her office and Trenyce moves inside.
"Hey guys," Meggan smiles at the sight of her two clients. "Thanks for meeting me so late in the evening."
"No worries," Chris replies to her. "We were eager to see what you uncovered."
"Well, it's not much, actually," Meggan informs them. "I went through the hospital records and the only record that show up is the one of Andrew. The other baby either wasn't born that day or there is no record of him or her."
"The last time we were searching for the child," Trenyce tells her, trying to stay positive. "You said that you found out that the baby was a girl. Do you still think that is true?"
Meggan shrugs her shoulders. "I'm not sure to be honest," she replies quickly. "So much of what I told you were lies from Frederick. I'm not sure I know what was true and what wasn't."
"So, where do we go from here?" Chris asks her, wondering if they have any leads left. "It seems like we've hit a dead end."
"Not exactly," Meggan replies to him. "I'm going to do something that I should have done a while ago."
"What is that?" Trenyce asks her.
"I'm going to visit Vinny's brother in jail," Meggan reveals to them. "I'm going to see Brett to see if he has any information on the baby switch."
Scene Five - The Tower's;
Floor Three; Shelley's Condo
"I'm glad you're back, I was getting worried about you," Shelley admits to Dawn, as she takes her coat off and comes back into the living room of Shelley's condo. Shelley stands up to greet her friend, but Dawn moves over to the bar and pours herself a glass of wine. "How is your Dad?"
"They expect him to make a full recovery," Dawn replies to her as she takes a sip of her wine. "Which is a miracle based on the accident that happened."
"I'm relieved to hear that," Shelley says back to her. "I am surprised that you came back here, if I am honest with you."
Dawn puts her glass of wine down and turns to look at Shelley, as she recalls how she threw Shelley out of her hospital room after she learned that she told Helen what happened at the summer camp. "I'm sorry I asked you to leave the hospital," Dawn bites her lower lip. "I know you were just looking out for me. It's just if my stupid parents didn't make me go to the camp "
"They wouldn't have sent you had they known what was going to happen," Shelley tells her. "And, thank you for apologizing. I was worried I had ruined our friendship."
Dawn shakes her head as she rushes up and hugs Shelley. "Not at all," she whispers into her ear. "I need you know, more than ever. I don't know how I am going to get through this."
They exit their embrace and Shelley looks at her. "I'm right here for you," Shelley replies to her. "And, someone else is too."
Dawn arches her eyebrow as Paige emerges in the living room. "I knew you would want your friends with you friend now," Shelley tells Dawn.
"Dawn," Paige begins to say. "I'm so sorry this happened to you. If I can do anything "
Dawn doesn't say anything, instead, she rushes into Paige's arms as she cries. "Thank you for being here," Dawn cries into her friend's arms.
"I wouldn't be anywhere else," Paige lets a tear fall down her cheek. "I'm here for you, now and always."
Scene Six - Twin Peaks
"I'm surprised you're not with Adam," Barbara tells Helen as they grab some coffee from the hospital cafeteria. Barbara arrived at the hospital after hearing about Adam's accident, but she hasn't been given any information regarding his diagnosis since she is technically no longer family.
"He wanted some rest," Helen replies to her mother as she takes a sip of her coffee. "We've had a long day."
"I can only imagine," Barbara says back to her. "The good news, darling, is that Adam will make a full recovery from this accident. Thank God for that."
Helen nods back to her. "That is the only good thing that has happened today."
"What do you mean?" Barbara asks her, wondering what else could have gotten her daughter in such a foul mood. "What else has happened?"
Helen sighs as she fights the tears in forming in her eyes. "I guess you'll find out sooner rather than later," Helen says back to her in a whisper. "It's about Dawn."
"Yes, she's home," Barbara tells her. "I saw her at the house, but she didn't say anything to me. Have you seen her?"
Helen nods back to her as a tear falls down her cheek. "What is it Helen? What is wrong?"
"Dawn " Helen gasps for some air. "She was she was raped at the bible camp."
Barbara feels the blood drain from her face at the news that Helen just revealed to her. She shakes her head as she grabs the cross that hangs around her neck. "She's not doing so well right now," Helen tells her mother, who also lets a tear fall down her cheek. "She blames Adam and I for sending her to that camp."
"But it was me!" Barbara cries back to her. "I'm the one to blame for this. On dear God, how did this happen? Why did this happen to our beautiful Dawn? My God, what have I done?"
"Have you seen my Dad yet?" Max asks Robin as he comes into the waiting room where Robin is sitting down with her eyes closed. Max hopes that with him preventing Adam from proposing to Robin that he will be able to move in and finally get the girl of his dreams. He is just grateful that he didn't kill his father; he doesn't' know how he would have been able to live with himself had that happened.
Robin's eyes open slowly, as she is exhausted from being at the hospital. She looks at Max before she slowly stands up. "No, I haven't," she reveals to him. "I was going to see him but he was with Helen and Dawn. Then, when I went back, he was asleep. I thought I'd come in here and rest my eyes."
"Makes sense," Max replies to her quickly. "I just stopped by his room and he was still asleep."
"Gives us a chance to talk," Robin tells him, as Max gets a smile on his face at the idea that she wants to talk to him. "Tell me, again, when you left the boutique?"
Max arches his eyebrow. "I told you, as soon as the shoot was finished," he tells her. "I asked you if you wanted to celebrate, you said no because of your plans with Adam. You left, I got your phone and then I left."
"Okay," Robin nods back to him, thinking that his story makes sense.
"Why all the questions?"
Robin shrugs back to him. "I don't know," she admits to him. "I was at the photo shoot, so were you, it didn't seem like there was anything wrong with the set or the scaffolding."
"What are you saying?" he asks her, suddenly feeling his heartrate pick up.
"What if this wasn't an accident?" she asks him, as he feels his heart move into his throat. "What if someone purposely tried to hurt Adam?"
"Dad, have you heard anything about Mom?" a worried Leah asks Dominick, as he comes back into the waiting room, as they wait to hear about Felicia being trapped in the fire at the boutique.
Dominick looks back at her. "She's on her way, apparently," he says back to her, feeling frantic about the idea of Felicia being in the boutique when the fire was raging on. "The fire is out, that's the other good news. Now, we just have to ensure that Felicia is okay."
Before Leah can reply, they see Felicia being wheeled into the ICU. Leah and Dominick rush out of the waiting room, as Victoria starts to tend to Felicia, who is still unconscious.
"Victoria," Dominick pleads with the doctor. "Please, you have to save Felicia. You have to save my wife."
"I'll do everything I can," Victoria replies to him. "I'll be back as soon as I know something."
Dominick watches as the door to the ICU closes and he peers through the window, watching Victoria put an oxygen mask on Felicia. Eva stands behind him with tears in her eyes, having heard him refer to Felicia as his wife while Jeff holds a crying Leah.
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