Episode 537 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: February 21, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Talk Me Down" Troye Sivan
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Bob surprised Kim with an engagement party. At the party, Natasha saw Robbie and Cassie kissing
- Shelley encouraged Dawn to find a way to let go of her past with Natasha
- Lukas witnessed Daisy looking at Tyler at the party and wondered what was going on
- Daisy and Tyler had sex again
- Robin learned her half-brother, Nicholas, was going to join the priesthood
- Andy agreed to write some articles for Father Murphy after he revealed that he was going to retire from St. Joseph's and that the church was in financial despair

The Calimo Mansion

"You better start answering me before I force them out of you," Natasha grits her teeth together as she slowly moves towards Cassie, who Natasha just caught kissing Robbie in the foyer of the Calimo mansion. Natasha was just speaking to Bob about his engagement to Kim when she spotted Cassie leaving the party; shocked that her rival would make an appearance at a family event, Natasha went to confront her, only to see Cassie kissing her brother. Natasha has no idea what is going on, but after exposing Cassie for using Shane to get back at her, this seems like it is more of the same from Cassie. And, the last thing Natasha will stand for is Cassie Nova sleeping her way through her family.

"Nat, just calm down," Robbie tries to tell his sister, horrified that his affair with Cassie has been exposed.

"Don't tell me to calm down!" Natasha shrieks at him. "What the hell are you doing? You're sleeping with Cassie Nova of all women? You know what she has put me through!"

"Of course," Cassie glares back at her. "No matter what I do, you're always going to say it's because of our past together. You'll never forget it, will you Natasha?"

"No," Natasha replies to her. "I will never forget how you drugged me and locked me in a cage for months. That's not exactly something you get over. And this, this is just more of you trying to hurt me. You get some kind of kick out of don't you?"

"You have no idea what you're talking about," Cassie tells her. "Robbie and I never meant for anything to happen … it just did."

Natasha bursts into laughter. "You've got to be kidding me!"

"It's true, Nat," Robbie pleads with her. "If you can just listen to me."

Natasha responds by slapping Cassie across the face. "You bitch! You stay away from my family, or you will answer to me!"

"How dare you!" Cassie holds her cheek before she slaps Natasha back. "You have a lot of nerve!"

"Ladies, that's enough!" Robbie comes between them. "We aren't going to fight, it's not the answer."

"Why don't you tell him why you and Shane are over," Natasha spits back at Cassie. "I bet you didn't even tell him, did you? Go on," Natasha yells at her. "Tell him!"

Cassie just looks back at Robbie and then over at Natasha. She hates that Natasha is trying to ruin yet another relationship in her life, but she doesn't know how to stop it from escalating.

"Fine," Natasha looks at her brother. "If she won't tell you, I will."

"What are you talking about?" Robbie asks his sister. "Why would I care why they broke up?"

"Because," Natasha reveals to him. "I found out that Cassie was using Shane to get back at me as some kind of sick plan. She was using him! Just like she's using you!"

Robbie looks back at Cassie in surprise. "Is that true? Are you using me to get back at Natasha?"

"Of course she is!" Natasha continues to shriek.

"Shut up Natasha," Cassie lashes back at her.

"Whatever," Natasha rolls her eyes. "You know the truth, Robbie. I need to get some air. But this, it better never happen again."

Cassie watches Natasha storm outside before she looks back at Robbie, who folds his arms over his chest. "So," he looks back at her. "Is it true? Are you using me the way you used Shane?"

The Guesthouse; The Calimo Mansion

"Thanks for taking me away from the party for a little while," Dawn tells Shelley as they open the door to the guesthouse and move inside. The guesthouse is a little dusty as it is not used often, especially since Natasha has moved out and is now living with Cory in the penthouse. Dawn was feeling a little overwhelmed with all the people in the living room of the mansion, so Shelley suggested a quick walk so they could get some air.

"I was just thinking about you and the baby," Shelley replies to her. "Plus, it gives us some time alone."

Dawn looks back at her and arches her eyebrow. "Is there something in particular you wanted to discuss?"

Shelley gulps knowing that she does want to ask Dawn about her feelings for Cheresa. When Shelley asked Cheresa if she had feelings for Dawn, she got the distinct feeling that she did. Shelley knows that she and Dawn were never going to be together forever, but she was hoping that they would still have a romantic relationship. Shelley grew to really care for Dawn in that regard.

"You don't have to be shy with me," Dawn tells her. "You can tell me anything, Shelley. You know that."

"You're right, I do," Shelley nods back to her before she takes a deep breath. "I guess, I was hoping to find out where we stand Dawn. Do you still have feelings for me? Or have you put those feelings towards Cheresa?"

Dawn gulps back to her, unsure about where she really stands on her feelings for both women. With everything going on in her life, she has sort of put any romantic feelings on the back burner. She is just glad that she has both Shelley and Cheresa in her corner.

"Well?" Shelley asks her. "What are you thinking?"

Before Dawn can reply, the front door to the guest opens and Natasha emerges, fresh from the mansion. "What's going on in here?" Natasha asks the women, as Shelley and Dawn look at one another before looking back at the door.

The Calimo Mansion

"Bob really outdid himself with the party for you," Andy tells his sister as he takes a sip of his gingerale. Andy knows that he has been skeptical of Bob and Kim getting engaged because of their sorted history together, but the party really is a something to be seen.

"He did," Kim takes a sip of her champagne. "He told me he has a surprise for me, but this is not what I expected. It's a sign that he really loves me, don't you think?"

Andy chuckles back to her. "Yea, it is," Andy tells her. "You know I was never opposed to you and him getting back together, I just don't want to see you hurt again."

"I know and I appreciate that," Kim replies to him. "But, he won't hurt me. We have learned from our past mistakes. Now, enough about that. Have you decided what you are going to do with the money you are receiving from Reese's estate?"

Andy looks back at her and gets a small grin on his face. "Actually, I have," he reveals to her. "And, I hope you don't think that I'm crazy."

Kim arches her eyebrow. "Why would I think you're crazy?"

"Because," Andy begins to explain to her. "I'm going to give the money to St. Joseph's."

"All of it?" Kim gasps surprised by his revelation.

"No, I'll make sure I'm comfortable, but the rest I'm going to give to the church. Father Murphy deserves to retire without worrying about the status of the church, don't you think?"

Kim uneasily nods back to him. "Yea, if that's what you want to do, it's your decision."

"Good, cause my mind is made up," Andy replies to her. "Actually, if you don't mind, I'm going to take off. I'd like to tell the Father tonight."

"Of course not," Kim hugs him. "I have other people I need to mingle with. Chat soon though?"

"Absolutely," Andy smiles back to her as they exit their embrace. "Congratulations again, Kim. I hope Bob makes you happy this time."

***

"How did your talk with Vinny go?" Donovan asks Lukas as they stand near the French doors that lead into the garden. Donovan knows that his boyfriend recently got hired by Vinny to be Daisy's campaign manager during the election this year; he is happy that Lukas was able to get a job because he knows that he was sort of drifting for a while and everyone needs to have a passion in their life.

Lukas takes a sip of his champagne before looking back at his lover. "Pretty good," Lukas admits to him. "I told him we'll talk tomorrow because I got the feeling he didn't want to talk about work tonight."

"That makes sense," Donovan tells him. "He's here with Daisy, I saw first-hand how upset Daisy was after Jemma died. It seems like maybe they are finally putting their marriage back together after a rough patch."

"Yea, maybe," Lukas quips back to him, thinking about how he witnessed Daisy looking at Tyler earlier in the evening. He doesn't know what it was about, but there was something in the way that she was looking at him that made Lukas suspect that something was going on there. Of course, he doesn't think that Daisy would actually sleep with another man while married to Vinny; she's always come across as someone who has a lot of integrity, but there was something in her eyes.

"Where did you go just now?" Donovan pokes him. "You looked a million miles away."

"I guess I was just thinking…"

"About? You and Daisy?" Donovan asks him. "You know, I know you two have never been close, but if you and I can put the past behind us, maybe you and Daisy could do the same? Maybe you working for your sister is the best thing that could happen to your relationship?"

Lukas uneasily smiles back to you. "You know why I love you?" he asks him. "Because, you're always an optimist. Not everyone has that ability."

Donovan chuckles back to him as he kisses Lukas. "Just try to get along with her, okay? You may surprise yourself about how well the two of you will get along."

***

"Would you like another glass of champagne?" Vinny asks Daisy, as he comes up to her with two fresh glasses in his hand. He continues to hope that his marriage is slowly getting back on track, even though Daisy seems to be very hot and cold with him lately.

"No," she waves her hand back to him. She looks across the room and sees Tyler again, which causes her to think about their most recent encounter where they had sex for the second time. She continued to tell him that they couldn't be together again, but she caved and they made love. She then looks at Vinny and sees the man she married; the man she pledged to love for the rest of her life. Suddenly, the guilt overwhelms her for a moment.

"Hey, are you okay?" Vinny asks his wife, who is visibly upset. "Do you want to leave?"

"No," she snaps at him. "I'm fine, I just need a moment. I'll be right back, okay?"

Vinny watches as his wife storms out of the room causing him to sigh heavily wondering if he has said something or did something wrong, but a part of him is also getting tired of trying to please her when she doesn't want to be pleased.

"Is everything okay with Daisy? She looked like she was racing out of a burning building," Trenyce asks Vinny as she comes up to him.

Vinny looks back at her. "I have no idea what is going on with her," he admits to Trenyce. "And, the only real time we speak lately is about work. So, I have no idea. I really have no idea."

Trenyce pulls him into a hug, realizing that he is frustrated with Daisy. Trenyce wishes that her Aunt would realize how her actions are impacting Vinny. "I'm sorry, Vinny," she whispers into his ear. "I wish I could do something to make this better."

"Me too," he admits to her. "I just feel like I'm losing my wife and there's not a damn thing I can do about it."

***

Daisy opens the door to one of the studies on the second level of the mansion and tries to catch her breath. She hates that every time she sees Tyler she is reminded of her mistakes; she can't believe that she slept with him, not once but twice.

"How could I do this to Vinny?" she asks herself as a tear falls down her eye. She moves over to the bar in the study and pours herself a brandy. She takes a sip of the drink trying to calm her nerves. "I have to keep it together or Vinny will know that something is wrong. I have to stay strong."

"Are you okay?" a voice calls out in the doorway of the study.

She turns around and sees Tyler standing there. She can't help but think he looks incredibly dashing in his tuxedo. "What are you doing here?" she asks him.

"I saw you rush out of the party," he admits to her. "I wanted to come and make sure that you're okay. Are you, okay?"

Daisy shakes her head no as a tear falls down her cheek. "No," she admits to him. "I don't know what I've done, but I'm not sure who I am anymore."

"You're still the same woman you've always been," he tells her as he moves closer to her. "Look at me Daisy," he says as he puts his hands on her shoulders.

Daisy looks up with her damp eyes and into Tyler's. "You shouldn't be here."

"Why?" he asks her. "Is it because every time we are alone together, you want me to kiss you? You are reminded of our time together?"

"Tyler, please don't do this…" Daisy pleads with him.

He leans in and kisses her passionately. When their lips part, he caresses her face with his hand. "Tell me you don't want me," he whispers to her. "Tell me again to leave and I will."

She looks up as she feels more conflicted than ever before. "I don't want to want you," she admits to him as she kisses him again. "I just need to feel you right now. Can you do that for me?"

He throws off his jacket and kisses her again. "I'll make you feel all of me," he whispers in between kisses, as he lifts her up onto the desk.

"Tyler," she moans out in passion. "I need you so badly."

Robin's Townhouse

Robin moves to the bar in her living room and pours herself a glass of red wine and quickly takes a sip of it. She left the engagement party rather early because she was tired and after hearing of Brad's update about his investigation with Max, she realized that she had to think of a way for him to get the truth from the younger man about his role in Adam's accident. She is now convinced that Max could have had something to do with it.

"I have to get to the truth," she whispers to herself as she moves to the sofa and sits down on it. "I have to make sure Brad knows how important this is; it could be the way to save my relationship with Adam."

Before she can think of anything else, her doorbell rings. She arches her eyebrow as she sets her wine glass down on the coffee table. "Who could that be at this hour?" she asks herself as she stands up and quickly moves towards the door. She opens the door and immediately is surprised by who she sees standing there. "Nicholas?"

"Hey sis," the young man smiles back to her. "Surprised to see your half-brother?"

"My goodness, yes I am, but please come in, come in," Robin ushers him inside. "I had heard from Mom that you were going to be joining the priesthood."

Nicholas bends down and hugs his sister. "It's good to see you too," he chuckles back to her.

"Sorry, how are you? Can I get you anything?"

"Nah, I'm fine," he waves his hand. "But you did hear right. I am a priest now. I've actually been posted here, in Twin Peaks."

Robin shakes her head in confusion. "Here, what do you mean?"

"I'll be at St. Joseph's," Nicholas reveals to her. "I'll be head of the church."

Robin hugs him again. "This makes me so happy," she smiles to him. "I'll get to see you all the time now."

Nicholas smiles. "That's exactly why I accepted this posting because I knew you were here."

"Come sit with me," Robin tells him as she moves to the sofa. "I want to hear everything about you deciding to become a priest."

St. Joseph's Church

"I hope it's not too late, Father," Andy tells Father Murphy as they sit side by in the last pew of the church. "But, I didn't want to wait to give you my news."

Father Murphy looks back at Andy in anticipation of what news he has. "I was still awake," the Father replies to him. "I'm curious as to what you have to tell me."

"It's more like a gift," Andy says back to him. "Here."

Father Murphy accepts an envelope from Andy and looks at him before he opens it. He pulls out a cheque with a lot of zeros on it. "What on earth is this?"

"I recently came into some money," Andy reveals to him. "And, I'd like to donate a portion of it to St. Joseph's. I hope this means that you could retire without worrying about the church's future."

"Goodness Andy," Father Murphy can't stop looking at the cheque. "That's a lot of money. Are you certain about this?"

"I'm very certain," Andy nods back to him. "After everything you've done for this town and our community, I'm honored to be able to do this for you and the church."

"That's very generous of you," Father Murphy smiles as he shakes Andy's hand. "Thank you Andy. Thank you so much."

The Guesthouse; The Calimo Mansion

"Dawn and I just wanted an escape from the party for a moment," Shelley quickly tells Natasha, who comes into the guesthouse and closes the door behind her. "I hope that's okay."

Natasha looks at Shelley and then over at Dawn. After her confrontation with Cassie, the last thing that Natasha expected was to see Dawn, the other woman she's currently battling with. Natasha recalls her father's words to her that she has to be the bigger person in order for her and Dawn to put the past behind them.

"Of course it's okay," Natasha replies to them. "I was just surprised that someone was in here, that's all."

"We will go," Dawn looks over at Shelley and indicates that they should leave. "We are sorry for intruding."

"It's fine," Natasha stops Dawn from leaving. "I'm glad that I saw you, I actually have something I'd like to say."

Dawn arches her eyebrow back to her. "I'm sorry that I came on so strong about the baby," Natasha tells her. "It's just, I really wanted to give Cory a child and when we heard that there was a child here in Twin Peaks, I guess we both got our hopes up. I understand your point of view though, and I won't pressure you anymore. I feel awful for that."

Dawn uneasily smiles back to her. "I appreciate that," Dawn tells Natasha. "For what it's worth, I am sorry that you learned you couldn't have any more children. I imagine that was difficult to hear."

Natasha nods back to her. "It was, but we will be able to adopt a child. Maybe not the baby you are carrying, but we will be able to give a child a good home one day."

"I hope that it works out for you."

Dawn moves past Natasha and moves towards the door with Shelley in tow. "Dawn," Natasha turns around and looks at the younger woman. "I still have a lot of Jacob's baby clothes. If you have a boy and you decide to keep the baby, I'd be happy to give you them. We aren't using them any time soon."

Dawn smiles back to her, genuinely touched by Natasha's gesture. "That's very kind of you, thank you."

"Don't mention it," Natasha replies to her. "Enjoy the rest of the party."

The Calimo Mansion

"Well? Are you using me the way you used Shane?" Robbie asks Cassie, who is still floored that Natasha exposed them at the party.

"Of course not," Cassie lashes out at him. "How could you even ask me that? I had no idea you were going to be at Wild Night the night we met."

"I know," Robbie shakes his hand. "It's just, Natasha seemed pretty sure of herself."

"She always is!" Cassie tells him. "Don't you see, this is why I was worried about anyone finding out about us! Natasha, she's crazy; she really thinks everything I do is because I'm out to get her and that's insane. I don't spend my days wondering how I can get back at her."

"I get it," Robbie admits to her. "She will never like you, and I guess with good reason."

Cassie glares back at him. "Thanks," she spits at him before she turns around and prepares to leave.

"Wait, where are you going?" Robbie asks her.

"Home," Cassie looks back at him. "Whatever we had Robbie, it's over. I can't do this. I can't always be wondering what Natasha is going to say or think about me. It's overwhelming."

"What are you going to do?"

Cassie shrugs her shoulders. "I don't know," she admits to him. "But I have to do something. And it has to be away from Natasha. I have to get away from that woman. And that means that you and I, we are over. We have to end this before someone else gets hurt."

"Cassie wait," Robbie calls out to her.

"No," she doesn't look back this time. "Goodbye, Robbie."

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