Episode 516 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: December 27, 2018

 

Episode Theme song: "I Don't Believe You" Pink
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Bob planted a device in Felicia's hospital room that will brainwash her into believing she started the fire at the boutique
- Max gave Robin a Christmas present and a kiss on Christmas Day. She told him that they shouldn't have kissed. Adam, meanwhile, maintained that he and Robin couldn't be together, but didn't tell Robin that he was left impotent following the accident
- Dawn was horrified that she was pregnant after being raped by Jonah
- Barbara was arrested for killing Jonah. Helen tried to tell Simona that she did it in self-defense, but Barbara maintained that she was guilty
- Leah told Paige that she thought she had made up her mind about who she wanted to spend her life with
Meggan visited Brett and asked him about his role in the baby switch. He claimed to know nothing

Scene One - Roboto; Bob's Office

"I'm sorry that I was so late getting back to the mansion on Christmas Day," Kim tells Bob as she pours herself a glass of wine at the bar that is in her husband's office. She knows that on the holiday, hearing Natasha talk about how well Jacob was doing in New York really upset her and she had to leave the house. Of course, Bob understood as it was the first holiday Kim was going through without Blake in her life; still, she hopes that the rest of the family didn't take it personally. She just felt like she should apologize since he drove her into the city from the mansion.

"You don't need to apologize to me," Bob replies to her quickly. "I understand how difficult the day was for you."

"I appreciate that," she takes a sip of her wine. "I know that everyone was happy to hear how well Jacob is doing, and I am thrilled as well…it's just, it is still a hard pill to swallow."

"You will never be alone Kimberly in your grief, just remember that," Bob comes up to her and hugs her. "I will protect you from everything, I promise you that. You saved my Grandson, my family and I, we will always be grateful."

"Speaking of which, how did it go at the hospital?"

Bob smiles as he looks back at her. "The device is in Felicia's room and I have a remote control to turn it on and off," he reveals to her. "I thought that I would leave it on for the majority of the evening when she is unlikely to have visitors or have hospital staff in the room."

"That is amazing," Kim laughs back to him, thrilled that their idea might actually work because he has to pay for killing Blake. "I had to make Dominick suffer for what he did and now, I will get away with my revenge."

"Like I told you, Kimberly, I will always protect you," he says moving up to her. "Now and forever."

He leans in and kisses her passionately on the lips. They part ways for a moment but she leans in and kisses him back, unable to hide her affection for the man helping her.

Scene Two - The Tower's; The Penthouse; Cory & Natasha's Home

"How was your holiday?" Robin asks Cory as she sits on the sofa in the large penthouse, that she lived in for so many years when she was married to Cory. As she looks over at her friend, and ex-husband, she almost can't believe that it used to be her home; so much has happened since she was married to Cory. Still, she is glad that, despite their divorce, they have remained close.

"It was alright," he tells her as he moves over to the sofa and passes her a glass of wine.
"You know the Calimo's, it's all very extravagant. It's one side of being married Natasha that I could do without. I don't feel that fancy," he chuckles back to her.

"You didn't even like it when we were married," she laughs back to him, knowing that Dominick throws a nice holiday. "But it's good that it was nice."

"How was yours?"

"It was ok," she replies to him. "We are still worried about Felicia, but she should be getting out of the hospital soon. I did get a weird visitor though."

Cory arches his eyebrow. "Weird, who was it?"

"Max," she informs him. "I know that I work with him and I've always thought he was a sweet kid…"

"But? Something happened that made you feel weird."

"He brought me a present, and then he kissed me."

"What?" Cory gasps back to her. "He knows that you're involved with his father, right?"

"Oh, he knows," Robin replies to him. "It's not the first time he's kissed me, but it hasn't happened for a while. I've insisted that we could only be friends. Suddenly, he finds out that Adam has dumped me and he's all over me again."

"Well, I can't say that I blame him for being attracted to you," Cory winks at her. "You are a beautiful woman."

Robin blushes. "Thanks, but can you see now why I am weirded out?"

"Yea, totally. What did he get you for Christmas?"

"A journal," she replies to him. "He knows that I like to write my thoughts down. I have for years."

"I remember," he nods back to her. "The gift is sweet, I think. But the kiss…yea, something isn't right there."

"I just don't know what he hoped to accomplish," she admits to him. "He knows that I am in love with Adam, so why would he even try to cross that line?"

Cory shrugs back to her. "I mean, I was his age once. Boys just want to be with girls; maybe that's all it is?"

"You think he's just a horny teenage?" Robin asks him back with a little chuckle.

"I'm hoping that's all it is. Anything more would be really odd, don't you think?"

Robin uneasily nods back to him. "Yea, you're right. Anything more would be really awkward, and Max has been so sweet, I can't imagine it's anything else."

***

Down a few floors in Adam's condo, Max sits on his father's sofa with an iced tea on the coffee table in front of him.

"How are you feeling? Do you still have to take your medication?" Max asks him, as Adam slowly walks back to the sofa and sits next to his son.

"I do," Adam replies to him quickly. "The doctor says I'm doing really good though. I probably won't need to refill my prescription."

"That's good news," Max nods back to him, feeling relieved that Adam wasn't more seriously injured in the accident that he caused. Max knows, however, that his plan to keep Adam and Robin apart worked like a charm, because Adam has broken up with Robin. "We were all so worried about you."

"I know you all were," Adam admits to him. "I hate that I caused you all so much grief, but accidents happen."

Max nods back to him again. "So, it was an accident? There's no reason that the police think it was foul play?"

Adam uneasily looks back at him, wondering why Max would ask that question. "Even if they did think someone purposely tried to hurt me, with the fire at the boutique, there would be no evidence remaining."

"I guess it will always be an unsolved mystery," Max replies to him quickly. "Anyways, we should focus on the good; and that's you're going to be okay."

"Exactly," Adam tells him. "How was your holiday?"

"It was low key, just Mom and me."

"Yea, sorry I didn't make it over," Adam replies to him. "With everything going on with Dawn and Barbara, I just thought it would be best to stay at Helen's."

"Yea, it's not a problem," Max tells him. "I can't believe that the son of a bitch that attacked Dawn came to town and tried to get with her. I don't blame Barbara one bit for what she did. He got exactly what he deserved."

"I tend to agree with you," Adam replies to him. "But we still have to work to get Barbara out of jail. I just hope this New Year brings some peace to our family; we've had one hell of a year."

"Well, hopefully Robin can help you with that?"

"You haven't heard?" Adam asks him back quickly as Max shakes his head no. "I ended things with Robin."

"Why would you do that?" Max asks him, trying to fish for some information as to why Adam left Robin. "I thought things were going well."

"They were going well," Adam nods back to him. "I love Robin very much. But, right now, Dawn needs me. I have to be there for your sister while she recovers from everything that happened to her. It wouldn't be fair of me to bring Robin into that situation."

"Are you sure that's all it is?"

Adam uneasily looks back at his son, knowing that he has been left impotent from the accident, but he doesn't want anyone to know his secret. He is so ashamed that he isn't able to perform as a man anymore; and he certainly doesn't want Robin to know.

"I'm a positive," Adam lies to his son. "You're interested in this, huh?"

Max smirks back to him. "I care for Robin," he admits to his Dad. "I don't want to see her hurt."

"You're a good friend to her."

Max nods back to him, knowing that he wants nothing more than to be more than friends with Robin. "If you really feel like you need this time, then breaking up with her is for the best. She needs someone that she can lean on right now."

"Do you think you're that someone?" Adam asks him.

Max shrugs back to him. "If she needs me, I'll be there for her."

Adam uneasily nods back to him wondering if Max has feelings for Robin, which he has suspected for some time. "Good," Adam finds himself saying. "She needs all the friends she can get."

***

Meanwhile, in Shelley's condo, Dawn sits on the sofa wrapped in a blanket with a hot chocolate sitting in front of her. She reaches over to grab her mug and she takes a sip of it.

"I hope you're not upset that I spent the holiday with my Mom and Dad," she tells Shelley, who comes back into the living room holding a cup of tea. "I know we spent Christmas together last year, but after everything that has happened, I just wanted to be closer to my parents."

"You don't have to explain yourself to me," Shelley sits beside her on the sofa. "I understand completely. I wish hate everything that has happened, starting from the bible camp to now. It seems like this has been a very long nightmare that isn't ending."

Dawn uneasily nods back to her. "I don't know how to help my Grandma," Dawn tells her. "She is in jail for killing Jonah, but she shouldn't be. He was going to attack me again, I know it."

"Your Grandma has your parents to help her," Shelley replies to her quickly. "I'm more worried about you right now."

"I am fine," Dawn waves her hand in the air. "My Grandma is the one in jail."

"And, you're the one who is pregnant with Jonah's baby," Shelley reminds her as Dawn looks over at her. "Have you decided what you want to do?"

Dawn shrugs her shoulders. "Honestly, everything has been happening so quickly, I haven't had time to process anything yet. I feel like I need a moment to breathe."

"I get it," Shelley tells her. "Just know that you don't have all the time in the world. If you decide to…end the pregnancy, you only have so much time before they aren't able to…"

"End the pregnancy?" Dawn gasps back to her. "I hadn't even thought of that."

"I am not trying to tell you what to do, in any way, it's just…that baby, it wasn't a product of love, Dawn. Jonah violated you."

"You don't have to remind me of that," Dawn tells her. "I can't close my eyes at night without seeing his face. He haunts me."

"Then, you have to ask yourself: Do you really want his child?"

Dawn looks back at her and wonders if Shelley is right: does she really want this child that is growing inside of her? Half of him or her is a part of Jonah, and that scares her to her very core. Suddenly, she realizes, that she has a lot of decisions to make, and not much time to make them.

Scene Three - Twin Peaks Police Department

"How are you holding up?" Helen asks Barbara as they sit across from one another in the visitor's room of the police department. As Helen looks at her mother, she can't help but realize that she is not looking good; she has dark bags under her red eyes and her hair is a mess. Helen can only imagine what it is like for her mother to be locked up at this age, for killing someone, no less. A woman of the church, killing someone must be extremely difficult for Barbara to cope with.

"As well as to be expected," Barbara replies to her. "Have they given you any indication of when I could get on bail?"

"Not until the New Year," Helen admits to her. "I guess they are short staffed over the holidays."

"So, I have to spend another holiday in this place?" Barbara gasps back to her. "I suppose I deserve it though. I took that young man's life, after all."

"He raped Dawn!" Helen protests back to her. "And, who knows what he was going to do if you hadn't shot him when you did. You saved Dawn, Mom. You have to stop beating yourself up over this."

Barbara shakes her head as a tear falls down her cheek. "I can't Helen," she whispers through her tears. "This is God's way of punishing me."

"Punishing you?" Helen asks her back. "What do you think you're being punished for?"

"It was me," Barbara gasps back to her. "I was the one who convinced you and Adam to send Dawn to that camp. It was my fault that she met Jonah Carter in the first place. It is my fault that she was raped; all because I couldn't understand that she was a lesbian."

"Oh Mom," Helen reaches over and grabs her hand. "This is such a nightmare, but no one blames you. We all just want this to be over."

Barbara shakes her head back to. "I killed a young man," she tells her daughter. "It will never be over for me. Never! This is just the beginning of the end for me, and the sooner you admit that, the better off we will all be."

Scene Three - The State Penitentiary

"Let me guess, you're here to wish me a belated Merry Christmas?" Brett smiles as he moves into the visiting room at the prison and he sees Meggan sitting in chair.

Meggan looks back over to him and rolls her eyes. "Very funny," she replies to him. "You remember our last conversation; I told you that I would be back to see if you could remember anything about the baby switch with Trenyce's child. I'm here to see if you did remember anything new?"

Brett pauses and looks at the beautiful woman across from him and he tries to figure out what is different about her. She does look a little pale but it could be the lighting. He can't place it, but something is off with her.

"Are you okay?" he asks her as she shoots him an annoyed look. "You look like you're not feeling well."

"It was a long car ride," she waves her hand at him, annoying that he can read that she hasn't been feeling the best lately. "Never mind that, what did you remember?"

"Not a damned thing," Brett chuckles back to her. "Like I told you, Megpie, Dave was the mastermind behind the baby switch. I didn't know anything about it until everyone else did."

"Great," Meggan stands up and uses the table to hold herself up as she feels faint.

"Whoa, are you okay? I told you, you don't look so great."

"I'm fine!" Meggan snaps at him. "Thanks for nothing, Brett."

As he starts to move towards the door, he stands up. "Wait, are you pregnant? Are you going to have your own baby? Is that why you're not well?"

Meggan stops in her tracks and shuts her eyes for a moment. She had never thought that she might be pregnant. Could he be right? "Get a life Brett," she replies to him. "Even if I was with child, you'd be the last person I'd tell."

And with that, she walks out of the room where Brett is. Outside, she stops and tries to catch her breath. "I have to find out," she whispers to herself. "I have to know if I am pregnant."

Scene Four - The Claus House; Jeff, Leah & Paige's Home

"Thanks for coming by, I know it was short notice," Leah tells Robbie as he moves into the house that he used to share with Leah for so many years. As soon as he enters the living room, so many memories of times he has spent with Leah and Paige come rushing back to him; it's familiar, but seemingly distant at the same time as Leah has been living there with Jeff as they have to try to make their marriage work.

"It's not an issue," Robbie replies to her. "I had the morning off from work, so your timing was perfect. I am curious as to why I am here though."

"I'd like to know the same thing," Jeff announces as he comes into the living room after Leah and Robbie are standing next to one another.

Robbie looks back at Jeff and arches his eyebrow. "You asked Jeff to be here too?" he asks Leah, who nods back to him, wondering if Leah has finally made up her mind about whom she wants to be with.

"I wanted both of you here," she replies to him. "Because, this impacts both of you."

"Does this mean you've made your decision?" Jeff asks his wife. "You finally know which one of us you want to be with?"

Leah slowly nods back to him. "I have made my decision," Leah tells them. "I know who I want to be with, that's why I asked you both over here."

"Well, don't keep us waiting," Robbie replies to her. "Who do you want to be with?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Leah makes her decision
- Trenyce confronts Helen
- Andrew meets Cheresa

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