Episode 543 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: May 10,2019


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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Natasha found Dawn & Barbara in the guesthouse, as Barbara continued to see Jonah's dead face when she closed her eyes. Upset that Dawn was thinking of giving her unborn child to Natasha, Barbara pulled her gun on them
- Kim snapped a picture of Tyler kissing Daisy
- Donovan told Lukas to try to make amends with Daisy
- Leah slapped Jeff when he admitted that he thought he could be the father of Meggan's baby
- Adam & Helen made love, but he told her they couldn't be together because he loves Robin
- Bob told Robbie to find a new passion in his life

The Calimo Mansion; The Guesthouse

"Grandma," a shaky Dawn slowly moves away from Barbara, who has just pulled a gun on her and Natasha in the guesthouse. Dawn and Barbara had come to the guesthouse to get some air from the wedding and were talking when Barbara started to get increasing upset over the fact that Dawn was trying to put the past tension with Natasha behind her. Barbara continued to say that she wouldn't allow Dawn to give her child to Natasha. Things, naturally, escalated when Natasha walked into the guesthouse and that's when Barbara pulled a gun on the two women. Dawn can't believe that her grandmother is carrying a gun, especially after what happened last fall with Jonah. "What are you doing with that gun? Why are you carrying it around?"

Barbara's hand remains uneasy as she points the gun at Natasha. She looks at Dawn and feels her eyes swell with water. "Because of that woman!" Barbara sternly tells her. "Can't you see what she is doing? She's trying to tear this family apart again, I can't let her do that Dawn. I can't."

"Grandma, please listen to me," Dawn tries to tell her, as Natasha comes up behind her. "After everything that happened with Jonah, you don't want to go through this again. This will only make things worse."

"Dawn is right," Natasha replies to her. "You don't want to hurt anyone. Your granddaughter is pregnant; you don't want anything to happen to the baby, do you?"

"Shut up!" Barbara yells at Natasha as a tear falls down her cheek. "You have no idea what this family has been through! You have no idea what I've been through! Every time I close my eyes, I see Jonah's dead body in front of me! Do you know what that does to someone? I pray to God every night and nothing changes, nothing! And now you, you come back into this family, creating all of this drama and you expect us to be okay with it? No! No, I can't let you ruin this family not again."

"Barbara, please," Natasha pleads with her. "Please put the gun down. I'll leave and you and Dawn can talk. But, I don't want to leave with you pointing the gun at us. Please, can you put it down?"

"Grandma, please listen to her," Dawn begs her. "No one needs to get hurt. Please put the gun down."

Another tear falls down Barbara's cheek. "God help me," she whispers back to them. "I'm so sorry, but I can't Dawn. I can't let that woman back into our lives!"

The Calimo Mansion

"Okay, I'm really getting worried about Dawn and Barbara," Helen tells Adam as she comes back to their table at the wedding reception and doesn't see their daughter or her mother sitting with them. "They've been gone way too long."

Adam looks back at his ex-wife and can't help but agree with her. "It has been awhile, I don't doubt that," Adam replies to her. "But, what could have happened? They are on this estate during a wedding. Bob has security, there are a ton of people…"

"Then where are they?" Helen asks him.

Adam stands up and pulls her into a hug realizing that she is really worried about Dawn. "How about we find Natasha or one of the Calimo's and we let them know that we haven't seen Dawn or Barbara for a while? They could start looking for them."

"That would make me feel better," Helen tells him as they exit their embrace. "Thank you."

"Of course," he smiles back to her. "Don't worry, we will find Dawn. I don't think anything bad has happened."

"I hope you're right," Helen says looking into his eyes. Immediately, she's taken back to the two of them making love recently; of course, he told her afterwards that it shouldn't have happened because he is still in love with Robin. Without thinking, she leans in and kisses him on the lips.

"Helen," he says as their lips part. "I told you that we can't do that."

"I know," she waves her hand in the air. "You're in love with Robin, I get it. I just got caught up in the moment."

Adam smiles back to her. "It's fine," he takes her hand. "Let's go find our daughter."


"Your sister looked really happy today," Donovan tells Andy as he sips his champagne and his friend takes a sip of his sparkling water.

Andy nods back to him. "She really did," he tells him. "I have to admit, I was had my apprehensions about Kim remarrying Bob, but they did seem very happy together. Speaking of happy, you and Lukas seem to be doing well."

Donovan smiles back to him. "We are," he admits to him. "And, we owe it all to you. Had you not organized that dinner for us, we might not have ever got past everything that went down in the last year."

Andy chuckles back to him. "I thought it was time you guys got everything sorted out," Andy tells him. "You and Lukas, you're meant to be together. I'm just glad it all worked out."

"It did, and thanks again. We will have to have you over for dinner as a thank you very soon."

"I'll never turn down free food," Andy laughs back to him.

"What about you?" Donovan asks him back. "Are you finally ready to move on with your life? Have you finally accepted that Reese would want you to be happy?"

Andy sighs a little and looks back at him. "I think I have," Andy nods to him. "But that doesn't mean I have anyone on my radar right now. When it happens, it will happen. In the meantime, I have other things to focus on."

Donovan arches his eyebrow as he recalls learning that Reese left Andy more money from his estate. "Like, how to spend the money from Reese?"

Andy chuckles back to him. "Nah, I'm going to donate most of it to St. Joseph's. I've been working with Father Murphy on a series of articles for the paper stating how the church is in financial disrepair. I'm going to help save the church so Father Murphy can retire with ease."

"You're a good man Andy," Donovan pulls his friend into a hug. "Not everyone would be willing to do that."

"I'm just trying to do the right thing, and who knows what this will bring into my life," Andy tells him as they exit their embrace. "But I'm excited for the journey."


Robbie grabs another glass of champagne from a passing waiter and quickly takes a swig of it, his mind racing about how Bob told him that he needed to find a new passion in his life. Was his father right? He asks himself. He knows that he has been disillusioned by his job at the police station, so maybe he does need a new career change. Bob had suggested to him that he work at Roboto, but Robbie doesn't want to be a part of the family business. He looks over and sees Vinny standing with Lukas and realizes that it's an election year.

"Is it crazy to think that I could give Daisy a run for her money in the mayor race?" he asks himself as he takes another sip of his champagne. "I mean, I wouldn't even know where to begin."

"Talking to yourself?" a voice asks as she approaches Robbie. Robbie looks up and immediately recognizes the woman from a few weeks earlier at the Pampa Grill when he walked into her.

"Brooke Lawson, right?" he asks as Brooke comes up to him.

"Good memory," she winks back to him as she grabs a glass of champagne. "Your father really knows how to throw a wedding."

"I'd hope so after all of his practice," Robbie quips back to her. "Are you having a good time?"

"As good as I can," she tells him. "My husband had to work, so I'm here solo."

"Sorry to hear that," Robbie replies to her. "If you were my wife, I'm not sure I'd let you out alone."

Brooke chuckles back to him. "It looked like you were deep in thought when I came up to you. Penny for your thoughts?"

Robbie shrugs his shoulders. "Would you believe that I was thinking about a possible career change?"

"At your Dad's wedding?"

"I know, I know," he laughs back to her. "It was his idea, you see. I've recently gone through some changes in my life and I'm thinking maybe another change is in order. What do you do again?"

"Ah," she says back to him. "I'm a jack of all trades. My last job was an event coordinator, and before that I was a campaign manager for a politician in New York."

"A campaign manager?"

Brooke nods back to him. "Why do you ask?"

"You won't believe this," Robbie looks back at her. "But I was thinking of running for mayor, and if I do, I could use your help."

"That sounds most interesting," Brooke purses her lips back to him.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Shane looks at the text he received from Eva that is telling him that she visited Victoria recently and she was back to her normal self. The thought makes Shane very happy because he was rather worried about her after he saved Victoria from being raped on the pier the night of his birthday party. Considering Victoria's past with Ernesto, it would have been easy for her to slip into a dark place again, so to get an update from Eva that Victoria is doing well, is music to Shane's ears.

He reaches Victoria's office door and slowly knocks on it before he opens it. He looks at her as she sits at her desk and thinks that she does look like her normal self. A part of him wonders why he was ever worried about her.

"Vic, hey," he finally calls out, causing her to look up at him.

"Shane, hi," she says as she stands up to greet her friend. "Sorry, I didn't even hear you come in. I was so focused on those files."

"It's okay, I was just coming to see how you are doing."

Victoria uneasily chuckles back to him. "I'm fine," she purses her lips together. "I really wish everyone stop asking me that."

"It's only because we care," he tells her. "You can't fault us for that."

"I don't," she replies to him. "But I'm fine. I should be asking how you are. You're the one who found out that Cassie Nova was using you to get back at Natasha."

Shane rolls his eyes. "Meh, I should have known better. That woman will never change," he tells her. "Natasha actually texted me that Cassie has left town, so I guess some good did come from my birthday party."

"I guess that's all we can ask for," Victoria says back to him as their eyes lock.

"I think more good came from that night," Shane admits to her. "I realized something."

"What's that?"

"That I still care for you," he admits to her as he grabs her hand. "Finding out on that pier like that, it made me realize that I still have feelings for you."


"No, don't speak," he says looking into her eyes before he leans in and is about to kiss her, but she pushes him away.

"Please don't," she says moving away from him. "I'm sorry, I'm not ready for this. I'm not ready for a relationship of any kind. You have to understand that."

Shane uneasily nods back to her. "Yea, I get it. I'm sorry I pushed."

"It's fine," she waves her hand in the air. "If you don't mind though, I should focus on finishing these files."

"Of course," Shane replies to her. "Sorry if I overstepped."

Victoria waits until Shane is out of her office before she moves her hand to her forehead. "Damnit," she whispers to herself. "Why can't I get rid of this headache?"

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

Jeff slowly opens the door to the house he shares with his wife and his daughter and moves inside. He throws his jacket on a nearby chair and sighs heavily as he moves into the living room and immediately moves to the bar to pour himself a scotch. He still can't believe that he told Leah the truth about Meggan's pregnancy and his affair with her last fall. He never thought that the truth would come out, but Leah figured it out after she saw that Meggan was pregnant and he couldn't lie to her. Not only did Leah figure it out, but she confronted him at the wedding reception and she slapped him across the face.

"I didn't think I'd see you again tonight," Leah announces to her husband as she moves into the living room behind him.

Jeff turns and faces her. "I couldn't stay away," he takes another sip of his drink. "I think we have to talk, don't you?"

"What's there to talk about?" Leah asks him moving up to him. "You cheated on me with Meggan; you could have been the father of her baby; and you were late to our wedding because you were seeking the truth from her. I don't know which lie hurts me the most, but I don't think I want to listen to anything you have to say."

"Leah, come on," Jeff says back to her. "Did I make a mistake when I slept with Meggan? Yes, I did. But, I'm not the father of her baby. I know I lied, but I didn't want to hurt you."

"Wait," Leah waves her hand at him, trying to put the pieces together. "I'm trying to think of the night you slept with her and I think I realize what night it is."

Jeff looks back at her in surprise. "It was the night of the fire at the boutique," Leah tells him, thinking back to how Jeff arrived at the hospital to see Felicia later than everyone else. "My mother could have died that night and you were busy fucking your mistress!"

"If you could just hear me out…"

"No!" Leah screams at him. "Get out! Get out of this house!"

"You don't mean that!"

"I do," Leah yells at him. "I need time, Jeff. I need time to process all of this and to see if I can ever trust you again."

"Fine," Jeff nods back to her. "I'll leave, but I won't give up on our marriage. We were just getting back together that night, Leah. You were still up in the air if you wanted me or Robbie, so don't you dare put all of this on me! I'll go, but I do love you and I know you love me too. We just got married, we can get through this."

Leah turns her back to him as a tear falls down her cheek. She waits until he's out of the house and the front door has closed before she runs her hand through her hair. She moves to the bar and picks up the remainder of his drink and he swallows it down whole.

Raven's Meadow

In the hospital room, Felicia lays on her bed fast asleep. Only, she didn't fall asleep on her own; the doctors have been medicating her to help her sleep. Upon initial review, they realized that she wasn't getting sound sleeps and one of the best ways for her new medication to work is to get a good night's rest.

While Felicia looks peaceful while sleeping, her dream is far from being calm. In her dream, she is surrounded by thick, black smoke, while standing in the center of the boutique. Felicia is looking all around her, but all she can see is smoke.

"Is anyone there?" she calls out before she starts to cough heavily. "I need help! Please, someone, anyone, help me!"

Suddenly, the smoke turns into raging flames! Felicia screams at the sight of the fire. "God, please, someone help me before I die in here!"

She turns around and there's a bright light at the window of the boutique. She can see a woman standing outside of the boutique. Felicia squints trying to see if she can figure out who the woman is. "Help me! I'm in here! Please, you have to save me!"

Back in her hospital bed, Felicia rolls over in her bed. She's too medicated to call for help, but in her dreams, she is screaming for someone to hear her: someone was outside of the boutique the night the fire started. But who could it be? And, why aren't they helping her?

The Calimo Mansion

"It looks like more and more people are starting to leave," Bob tells Kim as he passes one more glass of champagne. "I hope you've had a wonderful wedding, darling."

"I am ending today as your wife," she smiles back to him. "So, it has been the best day ever."

Bob chuckles back to her. "It has been pretty special. By the way, you were going to my study to see if Tyler was in there to prevent him from the device we used to brainwash Felicia…did you find him?"

Kim purses her lips together thinking about how when she went to the study she saw Tyler and Daisy kissing. Without thinking twice, Kim snapped a couple pictures of the kiss and left unseen. She knew from talking to Tyler that he was interested in someone, but she never imagined that he would be involved with another married woman, yet alone the mayor of Twin Peaks.

"I did," she nods back to him. "And, I'm pretty sure he had his mind on other things than finding our device."

"What did you see?" Bob asks her. "What was he doing?"

Kim chuckles back to him. "Let's just say that, should Tyler become a problem for us, I have something to hold over him."

"You wouldn't do that would you?" Bob asks her in surprise. "You two are so close, especially since Blake's…"

"Blake is gone," Kim cuts him off. "What we have now, this is our present and our future. If Tyler threatens that in anyway, you're damn straight I'll use this."

"God I love you," Bob leans in and kisses her. "How about we make an exit and head upstairs to start our wedding night?"

"I love the way you think," she purrs back to him.


"Have you seen Daisy?" Vinny comes up to Lukas and Trenyce, who are nibbling on a piece of wedding cake that they are sharing. Vinny hasn't seen his wife in about an hour and he would like nothing more than to find her so they could leave together. "I'm ready to go."

Lukas looks back at Trenyce and arches his eyebrow. He recalls seeing Daisy slip out of the ballroom shortly after Tyler left. He knows that he saw Daisy and Tyler watching one another at the engagement party but he couldn't think of a reason as to why. Now, this seems like too much of a coincidence.

"No, I haven't," Lukas replies to him. "Not since we talked about the campaign."

"Yea, me either," Trenyce tells Vinny. "But she must be here somewhere. I'll help you find her?"

"That'd be great, thanks," Vinny uneasily smiles back to them.

Lukas watches them walk away from him as they start to search for Daisy. Lukas looks around and sees Donovan talking with Andy, so he quickly makes his way to the exit.

"Where did you go?" he asks himself, as he walks down the hallway. He stops outside Bob's personal study as he looks at his phone, but his head perks up when he hears a noise. He arches his eyebrow as he moves closer to the doorway to the study. He peers inside and opens his mouth in shock as he sees Tyler and Daisy making love on the sofa in the study.

He moves back from the door gasping for air. "My God," he whispers, suddenly realizing that Vinny and Daisy's marriage is in more trouble than ever before.

The Calimo Mansion; The Guesthouse

"Grandma," Dawn continues to plead with Barbara. "Don't worry, I won't give my baby to Natasha. Is that what you need to hear right now? I promise you, I won't do it."

"I sure as hell hope not!" Barbara shrieks at her. "That woman is the devil!"

"Okay, okay, I get it," Dawn says back to her. "You win, Natasha won't get my baby. Can you please put the gun down now?"

Natasha, meanwhile, looks at Barbara and realizes that she is starting to shake a little. She thinks to herself that she is if she able to make a quick movement she could probably get the gun away from Barbara.

"Please, Grandma, put the gun down," Dawn encourages her Grandmother.

Just then, Natasha moves past Dawn and rushes towards Barbara. Barbara sees Natasha and, without thinking, fires the gun. One bullet hits Natasha, who screams as she falls to the ground. It happens so quickly, that Barbara turns slightly and fires the gun again! The second bullet hits Dawn!

"Oh my God," Barbara screams in horror as both Dawn and Natasha lay in blood on the floor in front of her. "What have I done? Help me! Someone help me!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Robbie gets news from Brooke
- Dominick quizzes Jeff
- Will Natasha and Dawn survive?

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