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Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 10, 2018
 

Episode Theme song: "Secrets" The Weekend
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Andrew overheard Chris tell Trenyce that he was going to invite Helen over to his place to end their relationship, since they had confessed they had feelings for one another. Wanting to create havoc for Chris, Andrew spiked Chris and Helen's wine
- Paige told Leah that she was interested in a guy after Andrew kissed her
- Lukas continued to push Donovan away following his release from jail as he was upset that Donovan confessed to being in bed with Craig the night Frederick was shot
- Natasha fumed when she learned that Cassie and Shane almost made love. Cory, meanwhile, told his wife that they were on the waiting list to adopt a baby
- Jeff and Meggan made love
- Dominick refused to believe that Felicia could have started the fire at the boutique
- Dawn continued to push her family away following her rape

Scene One - Chris' Townhouse

Sunlight brightly shines through the open blinds that hang on the window of Chris' bedroom in his townhouse. He slowly opens his eyes as he lays in his king size bed, as the light stings his eyes a little. He moans out a little as he reaches over to his end table to turn his clock closer to him so he can see what time it is. He can't believe that it's almost 10 in the morning. He has no idea why he crashed so hard last night; in fact, as he slowly leans up in bed, he realizes that he doesn't even remember going to bed the previous night.

As he runs his hand over his face, he thinks that the last thing he remembers about the previous night was when Helen came over so he could end their relationship because he and Trenyce have finally admitted that they have feelings for one another. But, his night goes blank after that.

Suddenly, he feels something stir in the bed next to him. He looks over and is shocked to see a naked Helen laying on the other side of his bed. He quickly jumps out of the bed and realizes that he, too, is naked.

"What the hell happened last night?" he asks himself, as he looks at Helen in his bed. He couldn't have slept with her last night, could have he? No, he tells himself. "I was going to break up with her. How did she end up in my bed? This doesn't make any sense!"

He grabs a pair of briefs and slips into them as Helen starts to wake up. She slowly opens her eyes, trying to figure out where she is. She then sees Chris and realizes her surroundings. "Hey," she manages to say to him, her mind still foggy.

"Morning," he replies to her as he moves to grab his robe. "How did you sleep?"

Helen looks back at him in surprise. "Fine, I guess," she tells him. "It's funny, I don't remember coming to bed. I remember us talking and then…"

"Yea, me too," he agrees with her. "We only had one glass of wine, right?"

Before she can answer, he hears his doorbell ring. He wonders who it could be. "Go get it, I'll get dressed," Helen tells him, as Chris leaves the bedroom.

He moves to the front door and opens it, shocked to see Trenyce standing on the other side. "Morning," she smiles, thrilled that today is the day that they can start being a couple together. "I hope it's not too early. I couldn't wait to hear how it went last night."

Before Chris can say anything, Trenyce moves into the house and turns around to face him. "Are you just getting up?" she finally sees him in his robe. "Are you being lazy today? Or were you expecting me to show up?" she purrs back to him.

"I…uh," Chris fumbles over his words as Helen comes out of the bedroom, only wearing one of Chris' shirts.

"Hey, did you see my clothes?" Helen asks, not realizing what she is walking into. Trenyce turns around and looks at Helen and feels the blood drain from her face.

"What the hell is this?" she fumes as she turns back to look at Chris, who stands there dumbfounded.

Scene Two - The Sugarbowl

"You seem to be in a really good mood this morning," Paige observes to Andrew as they sit across from one another in the back booth of the restaurant, each having a muffin and a latte in front of them.

Andrew takes a bit of his breakfast as he thinks about the previous night; he spiked Chris and Helen's wine, and within 10 minutes they were both passed out on the sofa in Chris' townhouse. Andrew had been hiding in the kitchen and once they were out cold, he took their clothes off and moved them into Chris' bed. Andrew knows that when they wake up today, they will assume that they had sex the previous night which will be perfect because it will put a wrinkle in Chris' attempt to get together with Trenyce. He does feel bad for having to hurt Trenyce, but the way Andrew sees it, she should have someone better in her life. And, Chris, he's getting exactly what he deserves.

"I am in a good mood," he finally agrees with her before he takes a sip of his latte. "Is that a bad thing?"

"Of course not," she replies to him quickly. "It's just nice to see. What brought this mood on?"

Andrew shrugs a little. "What can I say? It might be cold outside but the sun is shining, I have a good life, I'm with the most beautiful girl in town, life is good today."

"You flatter me!" Paige giggles back to her.

Andrew stands up and scoots into the bench next to her and kisses her on the lips. They part ways and he looks into her eyes. "I'm being honest," he tells her. "You are beautiful. I'm lucky that you want to spend all this time with me."

"Whatever you did to be in this mood, you need to do more often," she replies to him before she kisses him back. "I like seeing you this happy."

He chuckles back to her. "If everything keeps up like this, I will be happy for a very long time."

***

At another table in the coffeehouse, Lukas sits with his IPhone in his hand as he finishes typing a text message to Meggan, who he hasn't seen in a while. He would like to get together with his sister so they can catch up. Once he puts his phone down, he picks up his coffee and takes a sip as he recalls seeing Donovan, Andy and Trenyce together at the Pampa Grill the previous night. He left the restaurant having not been seen by Donovan, but Craig did see him and told him that he couldn't run from Donovan forever. Lukas knows that Craig is right, but he wishes that Donovan would just accept the fact that they aren't together anymore because Lukas is far too embarrassed about how Craig and Donovan's love affair came out.

"Morning," Donovan announces as he arrives at Lukas' table. Donovan was going to grab a coffee and head into Robertson Enterprises, since they have damage control to do from the fire at the boutique, when he saw Lukas sitting alone. Donovan knows that Lukas has told him that they are over, but Donovan thinks that if he can just make Lukas understand his point of view, things would go back to normal and they could be together again. "Do you mind if I sit with you for a moment?"

"If you must," Lukas replies to him. "But, if this is just going to be more of the same conversation that we have been having, then you can save your breath because I'm not interested. I mean it when I said that we are over, Donovan."

"Why?" Donovan asks him in frustration. "Because, I was dating someone else and I had sex with him? Are you really going to sit there and tell me that of all the other man you've dated since we broke up, you haven't had sex with them?"

"No," Lukas replies to him quickly. "It's the fact that you had to embarrass me and reveal that you slept with my ex at a trial, Donovan! That's public record now."

Donovan rolls his eyes back to him. "You need to get over yourself," Donovan replies to him quickly. "Sometimes, you make loving you really hard."

"Then stop," Lukas snaps at him. "I just want to move on, okay?"

"Fine," Donovan stands up and moves away from his table. "Have it your way."

***

At the window bar, Cory and Natasha sit next to one another, having a light breakfast together before they go their separate ways for the day. Natasha takes a sip of her coffee as she remembers the previous night being at the coffeehouse when she ran into Cassie and she told Natasha that she and Shane almost made love; Natasha knows that she is happily married to Cory, but she still hates the idea of her ex-husband getting involved with Cassie, especially when Jacob returns from rehab in New York.

"You're quiet this morning," Cory tells his wife. "Is everything okay? You're not having second thoughts about adopting a baby, are you?"

"Of course not," Natasha purses her lips together as she sets her coffee back down. "You know that I want to have a baby with you more than anything else in the world."

Cory smiles back to her. "Good, because I want that too," he tells her. "So, if it's not the adoption, then what is on your mind? I can tell that you're thinking about something."

"You know me so well," Natasha replies to him. "The truth is, last night I ran into Cassie here at the Sugarbowl. She told me that she and Shane almost had sex."

"And, let me guess? You're bothered by that? I'm not sure if I should be jealous that you care so much about your ex-husband's love life or not?"

Natasha chuckles back to him. "There's no need to be jealous," she tells him. "You know that I love you. I just wish Shane wasn't getting involved with Cassie Nova of all women. But you know what? I think something else is going on."

Cory arches his eyebrow. "What else could be going on?"

"I don't know exactly," Natasha admits to him. "It is just something in the way Cassie spoke to me, it's like she wanted me to be upset by the news."

"You two do have a long, sorted history," he replies to her quickly.

"Yea," Natasha nods back to him. "I just hope she's not using Shane in some sick plot against me or anything."

Cory laughs back to her. "Do you really think she's that crazy? To use Shane to get back at you in some way?"

"It sounds crazy, I know," Natasha replies to him. "But with Cassie, anything is possible."

"I think you need to focus on us and our baby," Cory tells her. "If Shane wants to be involved with Cassie, let him deal with her."

Natasha uneasily nods back to him. "Yea, you're probably right," she tells him, even though her mind is on Cassie and what it is that she is really up too.

Scene Three - The Pampa Grill

Jeff picks up his orange juice and takes a sip of it as he looks at Leah, who is going on about her previous evening with Paige. Jeff, however, is not listening to a word his wife is saying; he can't help but think about when he left Leah at the hospital and he went to see Meggan, and they end up making love in Meggan's office. He knows that he shouldn't have had sex with her, but at the time, he couldn't help himself. He had missed Meggan and wanted to be with her. Now, however, he has realized that he needs to stay faithful to Leah because they are trying to make their marriage work; he can't make an honest effort with Leah if he is sleeping with Meggan behind her back.

"Did you hear a word I just said?" Leah asks him, as she takes a sip of her coffee.

"Sorry," Jeff finally snaps out of it. "I guess I was just thinking about the last couple of days. It's been whirl wind, hey?"

"I'd say," she nods back to him. "The good news is that Mom should be fine once she wakes up."

"How did Paige take the news about Felicia?"

Leah shrugs a little. "She was fine," she replies to him quickly. "The fact that Felicia will be okay helped. It takes a bit of the edge off, you know?"

"Yea, I get that," Jeff tells her. "It's still alarming to think that she hasn't been on medication."

"I know," Leah agrees with him. "Being at the hospital will be good for her. They can get her back on an even keel. Thank you, by the way."

"For what?" Jeff takes a bite of his toast.

"For being there for me," Leah purses her lips together. "I don't know what I would have done at the hospital if I had been alone."

Suddenly, Jeff feels overwhelmed with guilt that he left Leah at the hospital and went to have sex with Meggan. He knows that he has to tell Meggan that it was a mistake; he just hopes that she understands why he feels that way.

"Anytime," he finally replies to her. "After all, we are married, aren't we?"

"We definitely are," she tells him. "You know, last night when I was with Paige, I realized something."

"What's that?"

"That I have to make a final decision, once and for all, about who I want to be with," she reveals to him. "You know that my feelings for Robbie came back after the accident, but the last few weeks, Jeff, I have to tell you, I remember how much I love you too."

"So, you're in love with two men?"

"I guess I am," Leah replies to him. "But, I can only be with one of you. So, I know that I have to make a decision. As long as you still want to be with me?"

"Of course I do," he reaches over and grabs her hand. "You're my wife, Leah. There's nothing more that I want than to spend our life together, like we planned."

"Good," she nods back to him. "I promise, I'll do a lot of soul searching and as soon as I know, you'll be the first to know."

***

"I saw Leah and Jeff over there," Dominick tells Eva as they sit across from one another, also enjoying breakfast together. Eva is happy that she was able to convince Dominick to leave the hospital for a short while so they could grab food, shower and change before they head back to the hospital to check on Felicia.

"I saw them too," Eva takes a sip of her coffee. "We can say hello in a little while, right now, I think we need to talk."

"This sounds serious," Dominick replies to his wife. "I hope that it's not more nonsense that Felicia could have been the one to start the fire at the boutique."

"I don't know that it is nonsense," she quickly replies to him. "The fact of the matter is, Felicia was off her medication and she was livid with you because it was a Robertson Enterprises truck that hit Kim's car during the ice storm."

"That was a damn accident!" he tries not to lose his cool, but he is so tired of people blaming him for what happened during the ice storm. It was nothing more than an accident, a horrible tragedy.

"You and I both know that," she tells him. "But Kim, Tyler and Felicia, they do blame you in some capacity for Blake's death. I'm just saying, we have to be open to the possibility that Felicia did start this fire."

Behind a plant, Bob listens to their conversation as he holds a bag of takeout food. He smiles to himself as he quickly rushes away from the table, thinking that he may have found a way to help Kim out of the jam she is in for starting the fire.

"Okay," Dominick nods back to his wife, back at their table. "I understand what you're saying. And, this just means one thing."

"What's that?"

"I either have to prove Felicia's innocence," he looks back at her. "Or, I have to get her help if she did start the fire. Either way, there's no way that I can abandon Felicia now," he tells Eva, who gulps knowing that the last thing she wants is for Felicia to be smack in the middle of her marriage again.

Scene Four - The Tower's; Floor Three; Shelley's Condo

"I hope this isn't a bad time," Victoria tells Dawn as she stands in the hallway of the condo building, after Dawn opened the door and saw her doctor standing there. "And if it is, I can always come back later."

Dawn shakes her head back to her, wondering why her doctor is making a house call. It's not like any doctor to do this, unless you have a pre-arranged agreement in hand, which Dawn certainly doesn't. "Its fine," Dawn tells her, as she lets Victoria into the living room. Following Victoria, however, is Kim. Dawn doesn't know what is going on, but she is curious as to what is happening.

"I'm not sure what this is all about," Dawn admits to the women, as they look at one another and then back at Dawn.

"We are here because we care," Kim replies to her, as she sits on the sofa.

"I hope you don't mind that I told Kim what happened to you," Victoria tells Dawn, who looks back at her in shock. "I just think you need to hear us out."

"I can't believe you broke my confidence like that," Dawn whispers back to her, fighting tears in her eyes. "You had no right!"

"Don't blame her," Kim tells Dawn, as she pulls the young girl to sit with her on the sofa. "You see, Victoria told me because years ago, I too was raped by a man. I'm a survivor, and I wanted to come and talk to you, just to let you know that I understand exactly what you're going through right now."

"And, I'm not sure if you know this," Victoria bites her lower lip. "But, when I was a child, my Dad, he attacked me. So, I am too a survivor."

Dawn lets a tear fall down her cheek as she listens to them explain that they are survivors of rape as well. "I…I don't know what to say," Dawn whispers back to them, as she lets another tear fall from her cheek.

"You don't have to say anything," Kim moves closer to her and puts her arm around her. "Just know that we are here for you, if you need anything at all," she tells her. "You can talk, we can listen, we can talk, you can listen, you can scream, you can shout…if you want to come to the mansion, I have a few things there that you can break and I wouldn't miss them," Kim tells her, causing Dawn to chuckle. "It's good to hear you laugh again."

Dawn wipes her eyes dry as she looks at Kim and Victoria. "Thank you," she tells them. "I didn't realize that I needed to know that there were survivors out there until you two showed up."

"Knowing you're not alone is so key," Victoria replies to her. "Like Kim said, we are here for you. You aren't going to go through this alone."

Scene Five - The Sugarbowl

Lukas slowly stands up from his table since he has finally finished his coffee, so he thinks he will carry on with his day. He is still reeling, however, from his encounter with Donovan; he just hopes that his ex-boyfriend is finally ready to move on from their relationship because Lukas can't go back to him, not after everything that has happened.

"I just have to move on with my life," he whispers to himself, as he looks over and sees Andy walk into the coffeehouse. Lukas immediately walks up to him. "Hey, how are you?"

"Lukas, I'm good," Andy smiles back to his friend. "How are you doing?"

"Can't complain," Lukas replies to him quickly. "Actually, I had an epiphany this morning."

"You did? That sounds ominous."

"I just realized that I have to move on with my life, you know? Start fresh," Lukas tells him as he licks his lips a little.

"That's good," Andy replies quickly. "After everything you've been through, you deserve that."

"We both do."

Andy chuckles back to him. "What does that mean?"

"It means this," Lukas says as he leans in and kisses Andy on the lips. The kiss on lasts for a moment before they look into one another's eyes, as a smile creeps over Lukas' face. "Sorry," he whispers back to him. "I shouldn't have."

Andy blushes a little, unable to deny his attraction to the man in front of him. "It's fine, but yea, it probably shouldn't happen again."

Lukas smiles back to him. "Not ever?"

Andy blushes back to him, having not flirted with a man in a very long time. "I should get my coffee and get back to work," he finally replies to him. "We'll talk soon?"

"We should do that," Lukas winks back to him. "Definitely."

Scene Six - Chris' Townhouse

"I can't believe I was such a fool!" Trenyce yells at Chris as she moves towards the door of his townhouse, unable to stomach the sight of an almost naked Helen emerge from his bedroom. She can't believe that she thought Chris would actually end his relationship with Helen to be with her; instead, her worst fears are coming true: he has been playing her and Helen.

"What is this all about?" Helen asks, not sure what is going on.

"Trenyce, wait, please," Chris tries to explain to her, as Trenyce reaches the door.

"Wait for what?" Trenyce yells at him. "More of your lies? No, this is over! I can't believe I was dumb enough to believe you, after everything you've done in the past! I won't be played for a fool."

Chris looks back at her and then over at Helen. "Can you please just hear me out?"

"Will someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?" Helen asks him, moving up to them.

"Are you going to tell her?" Trenyce asks Chris before she looks at Helen. "Or am I?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Helen is shocked by Trenyce's admission
- Lukas and Meggan reconnect
- Adam and Robin have a heart to heart

 
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