Episode 549 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: June 16, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "13 Beaches" Lana Del Rey
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Paige & Andrew had sex for the first time. Afterwards, Paige found pills in Andrew's bathroom and confronted him. Andrew finally admitted that he drugged Chris & Helen last fall into believing they had sex
- Trenyce told Chris they would never be together
- Brooke met Meggan
- Leah forgave Jeff for sleeping with Meggan
- Robin told Adam the truth about Max's role in the accident at the boutique. Adam was horrified to learn his son tried to kill him
- Robbie officially announced he was going to run for mayor
- Barbara was arrested after shooting Dawn & Natasha

The Cascade Apartments; Apartment 507; Andrew's Apartment

Paige storms back into the bedroom of Andrew's apartment and desperately tries to find her clothing. She grabs her shirt and pulls it over her head as Andrew follows her into the bedroom. He watches her for a moment and realizes that he might lose her forever since he confessed that he drugged Chris and Helen last fall to make them believe they had sex. He had been struggling with guilt for some time and when she found the pills that he used, he finally just told the truth. He hopes that they have grown close enough for her to forgive him for what he has done.

"Can we please talk about this?" he finally asks her as she puts her jeans back on. "You have to know that I have been struggling with what I did for some time."

"Oh, you have?" Paige asks him, still furious with him. She can't believe that she had sex with him and then found this secret out about him. She immediately regretted the decision to be with him for the first time in her life. "But not bad enough to tell Chris, Trenyce or Helen the truth?"

Andrew sighs and runs his hands through his hair. "I wanted to make Chris pay for everything he put my Mom through," Andrew explains to her. "I know that what I did was wrong, but you have to understand this from my point of view! I was trying to get back at the man who did my Mother wrong."

Paige stands up and looks at him. "I get that, Andrew," she tells him. "But you saw firsthand how devastated Trenyce has been by all of this! You could have stopped that! You could have told her the truth once you felt this so called guilt you've been having!"

"I know!" Andrew yells back at her. "I fucked up, okay? I get that! But please, tell me we can work through this! Tell me we still have a chance to be together?"

The Sugarbowl

Chris sits at the back booth stirring his coffee slowly, although he has been stirring it for the last 15 minutes. He is watching the hot liquid swirl around in the cup, but his mind is racing back to how he kissed Trenyce at the Pampa Grill recently and she pushed him away because she is still upset about what happened between him and Helen last fall. He had thought that after Trenyce admitted that she still cares for him that they were starting to move past the hurt and confusion, but obviously he was wrong.

"Damn it," he whispers to himself, finally letting go of the stir stick. "I wish I could remember what happened that night. What could have happened to both Helen and I that we can't remember getting into bed and having sex?"

He continues to rack his brain but, as it has for the last few months, he comes up with no real answers. He looks up and sees Trenyce grabbing a latte from the barista. He wonders if he should approach her again to try to make her understand that he can't remember what happened that night.

He finds himself standing up and moving towards her even though he has reservations. "Hey," he says coming up to her, as she puts a lid on her latte.

"Chris, please," she quickly snaps at him, not wanting to rehash everything again. She knows that what he is going to say and she doesn't want to hear it anymore. Trenyce knows that she has to stay away from him because she refuses to be hurt by him again. She just wants to move on from this nightmare. "I think we've said everything there is to say, don't you?"

"No," he firmly replies to her as their eyes lock. "I know that you're hurt, but so am I Trenyce. I really thought we had found something together. I was hoping…"

"I know what you were hoping but it's not going to happen," she coldly tells him. "We can never be together. Not now, not ever, and it's time to accept that."

Before Chris can reply, Trenyce quickly walks away from him. He sighs heavily and takes a drink of his cup, realizing that he may have lost the best woman he has known.

***

At the window bar, Abby and Cheresa sit next to one another, each enjoying a coffee as the sisters decided to catch up with one another. Cheresa is happy to see Abby because she had been spending so much time at the hospital with Dawn, who is still going through a hard time with the loss of her child; seeing her sister is a nice change of scenery for Cheresa.

"I literally cannot wait for the summer to be here," Abby tells Cheresa before she takes a sip of her coffee. "The Gen Next house is going to be legit lit."

Cheresa chuckles back to her. "I think it'll be an experience, that's for sure."

"You can't tell me you're not stoked?"

"I am, I am," Cheresa waves her hand back to her. "I just hope it's fun."

"It will be!" Abby replies to her. "Trust me, with the two of us and Paige in there, it's bound to be a good time."

"I don't know if I told you," Cheresa takes a sip of her coffee. "But, Andrew got accepted as well. So, Paige and Andrew will get to spend the summer together after all."

Abby rolls her eyes stubtly. "La-de-da!" she says, her voice filled with sarcasm. "I just hope they aren't mushy all summer. That'll get old quickly."

Cheresa chuckles back to her. "I get the feeling that you don't like them as a couple?"

"Andrew is a total babe," Abby gushes back to her sister. "If Paige is having trust issues with him, she should step aside so someone else could make him happy."

"Someone like you?" Cheresa laughs back to her sister.

"I wouldn't object," Abby winks back to her. "But until he's single, I know he's off limits."

"I'll remind you of that when we are by the pool this summer and he's only in his trunks!"

"Ohmahgawd, you're going to have too!" Abby giggles back to her sister.

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

Max slowly unlocks the door to the studio and makes his way inside the darken space. He had received a text from Robin asking him to meet her at the studio because she had something urgent to discuss with him; Max is assuming it has something to do with work since she made it perfectly clear that they were over. That reality still hurts him a little bit because he really fell hard for Robin.

"Robin?" he calls out as he finds the light switch and turns it on. He turns around and sees Robin standing next to his father, with his arms folded across his chest. "Dad, Robin, what are you both doing here? You scared me half to death."

Robin slowly moves up to him and slaps him hard across the face. "You son of a bitch," she spits back to him. "I know what you've done. I know everything."

"What the hell is wrong with you?" Max asks her holding his red cheek. "Dad, you're just going to stand there while she hits me?"

"You're lucky it's her hand and not my fist," Adam comes up to him.

"I don't understand," Max replies to them. "Why are you two so mad at me?"

"We know what you did," Robin tells him as she grits her teeth. "You know your friend Brad?" Robin asks him as Max nods back to her. "He's a private investigator. I hired him to see if you were the one who caused the scaffolding to fall on Adam in the boutique."

Max feels the blood drain from his face hearing Robin's words. He can't believe that Brad played him and that he was fooled. "And guess what?" Robin continues. "I was listening to every word you and Brad said that day at the Pampa Grill because he was wired. I heard you confess! You could have killed your father! And for what? So you could try to date me? That's disgusting!"

Max looks back at her and then over at Adam. "Dad," he starts to say to defend himself.

"Save it!" Adam yells at him. "What kind of person are you? You were so desperate to get Robin's attention that you tried to kill me?"

"I never meant for it go that far," Max replies to him quickly. "I was just trying to make you late to propose to her. It just…it all went wrong."

Adam laughs back to him. "Wrong? You think it went wrong? Damn it Max," Adam continues to yell at him. "You could have killed me!"

"I know! I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!"

"Well, I'm glad you're sorry," Adam replies to him. "But that's not good enough. Not this time!"

Max looks at him with intent. "What are you going to do now that you know? What's going to happen to me?"

"I thought you'd never ask," Robin purses her lips together as she looks up at Adam and then back over to Max.

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

"Are you sure Paige isn't going to be home for a while?" Leah asks Jeff, as they lay in bed together, fresh from making love. She runs her fingers over his toned chest and then looks up at her husband with a smile on her face. She can't believe how blissful they are now that are over the fact that Jeff had sex with Meggan last fall, but she realized that she, herself, was going back and forth between wanting to be with Jeff and Robbie, so she couldn't hold it against Jeff. Now that things are back on track, she just hopes that they last this way forever.

"I'm sure," Jeff replies to her as he holds her in his arms. "She texted me that she has to sign all the final paper work with Tyler about the Gen Next House at Roboto today. So, we could just stay in bed all day."

Leah giggles back to him. "How did you know that's exactly what I had in mind?"

"Because," Jeff leans down and kisses her passionately. "That's exactly what I was thinking too."

"Great minds," she purrs back to him. "I hope we can stay like this forever."

"This is the start of forever," Jeff whispers back to her. "Nothing can break us up again, Leah. We are together forever."

The Pampa Grill

"Are you nervous?" Brad looks over at Meggan, who is taking a sip of her sparkling water. He knows that any moment now his parents will be arriving for a quick lunch with him and Meggan. After Meggan and Brooke randomly ran into one another at the restaurant a couple days earlier, Brooke insisted to Brad that they sit down and get to know the woman is they believe is carrying their first grandchild. Brad hopes that Meggan will be able to carry on with the lie today because his parents will not be happy if the truth ever comes out.

"Does it show?" she asks him as she sets the water glass down in front of her. "I'm trying to just act normal."

"You'll be fine," Brad replies to her. "My parents, they don't mean any harm. They just want to get to know you."

"I know," Meggan tells him. "I just hope I can keep this up."

"I'm right here," Brad whispers back to her as Greg and Brooke arrive at the table. "Mom, Dad, I'm glad you could make it," he says standing up to greet his parents.

"We wouldn't have missed this for the world," Greg replies to his son.

"Mom, Dad, this is Meggan Richardson, Meggan, my parents."

"It's a pleasure to formally meet both of you," Meggan stands up and shakes their hands.

"Goodness, you are looking very pregnant," Brooke chuckles back to Meggan. "Everything is going well with the pregnancy?"

They all sit down and Meggan takes another sip of her water, trying to keep her nerves calm. "Yes, everything is great," Meggan nods back to them. "Brad is heaven-sent; he helps me with everything."

"I must admit," Greg looks back at Meggan. "I haven't seen Brad this excited about anything, maybe ever. I don't know what you've done to my son, but he's very ready to be a father."

Brad uneasily chuckles as he grabs Meggan's hand. "I don't think I can take all the credit," Meggan nods back to him.

"Oh, yes you can," Brad replies to her. "You're the best thing that's ever happened to me. And, don't you forget it."

Meggan uneasily smiles back to him before she takes another sip of her water, already hoping that this lunch goes by quickly. She hates that all the attention is on her, especially since the topic of conversation is around the baby. She closes her eyes for a moment and immediately sees Jeff's face; she opens her eyes and looks around. I have to keep it together, she tells herself. Brad is the father of my baby. He is the father of my baby, she repeats to herself internally.

"Meggan? Are you alright? You look a little pale," Brooke notes back to her.

"Yea, I'm fine, thanks," she manages to say. "I guess I just need to eat."

"Perfect," Greg smiles. "Let's order."

***

Cory slowly walks up to another table where he sees Bob and Robbie sitting together. Cory was at home with Natasha when he got a text from Bob asking him to come to the restaurant so they could have a discussion; the message peaked his curiosity as to why his father in law would want to see him.

"Good day gentlemen," Cory announces as he arrives at the table before he sits across from Bob, who looks up from his conversation with Robbie. "I must admit that I was surprised to hear from you."

"I bet you were," Bob replies to him before he takes a sip of his brandy. "I have an offer for you, Cory, and I'd like you take it seriously."

Cory arches his eyebrow. "Okay, what is this offer?"

Bob passes him an envelope. Cory opens it and reads the documents that are inside. "You want to buy my club? You want Wild Night to be a part of the Roboto umbrella?"

Bob nods back to him. "That's right," he reveals to him. "Roboto is about to launch a Gen Next type of campaign, and I thought that owing a club, one to start, would be the logical next step in this. Because you're family, I just thought that it would make sense to buy Wild Night from you. You, of course, could stay on as the GM."

"No, I'm sorry," Cory passes him back the papers. "But, I'm not selling my club. I'm not prepared to do that."

"Look," Robbie interjects. "Why don't you take some time to think about it? You don't have to make a decision right now."

"Why are you even here?" Cory asks him. "I thought I heard that you were going to run for mayor? What does my club have to do with that?"

"Actually," Robbie replies to him. "The reason that I'm here is because I was hoping I could use the office space above the club as my campaign headquarters. I wanted it to be somewhere hip and vibrant. I could pay you a rental fee, to make it worth your while."

Cory nods back to him. "That is a proposition that I could get behind," Cory tells him. "Why don't you work out a contract and I'll review that."

"And, in the meantime, you'll still think about my offer?" Bob grins back to him.

"Fine," Cory puts his hands in the air. "But, don't get your hopes up, Bob. I love that club, it's been a part of me for a very long time."

"All I ask is that you think about it," Bob replies to him quickly.

Twin Peaks Police Station

Helen sits in Simona's office waiting for the officer to return. Helen can't believe that she is back at the police station so soon; after Barbara shot Jonah last fall, she spent Christmas and New Years in jail. Now, she's back in jail because she shot Dawn and Natasha. Helen is still having a hard time telling herself that her mother shot her daughter and caused her to lose her unborn child. Helen hates that her mother has created all of this destruction.

"Sorry to keep you waiting," Simona announces as she comes back into her office. "I hope you were able to keep yourself occupied."

"I just keep thinking," Helen replies to her. "About how my mother could do this. I'm not sure I even know who she is anymore."

"Can I give you a piece of advice?" Simona asks her as Helen nods back to her. "Whatever happens, your mother needs to speak to someone. Obviously, what happened last fall really impacted her in ways we had no idea about? And secondly, I highly recommend not keeping anymore firearms in your house."

"That's already taken care of," Helen replies to her. "Do you think I could see my Mom?"

"You can," Simona tells her. "But, she's been pretty removed from herself. She hasn't said anything since I brought her in."

"Okay," Helen says as she stands up. Simona opens the door to her office and they walk through the police station. Simona opens a "restricted" door, which leads into the holding cells. The carpet turns into concrete and you can hear Simona's heels clocking on the cement.

"I'll give you a couple of minutes," Simona whispers to Helen, as they arrive at Barbara's cell.

Helen looks inside and sees Barbara sitting on the cot starring into space. Her eyes are open, but they look dry and tired. Helen moves up to the bars and gets tears in her eyes. She loves the woman she sees but she can't help but also hating her right now.

"Mom," Helen finally says something to her. "I'm here. How are you doing?"

There is no response from Babrara.

"Dawn should make a full recovery," Helen informs her. "But the baby," Helen gasps and covers her mouth as a tear falls down her cheek. "But, maybe that's what you wanted?"

Helen looks up at her and Barbara hasn't moved. "Say something!" Helen shouts at her before Simona comes back to get Helen, having heard the raised voices. Simona doesn't want to have the other inmates to hear Helen fighting with Barbara.

"Try to stay calm," Simona tells her as she puts her arm around Helen.

Helen turns to her and lets another tear fall down her cheek, unsure of how to feel about Barbara and somewhat surprised that her mother didn't reply to her. She knows that it was a mistake coming to see her mother in this state. "Sorry, I didn't mean too. I'm done here. We can go now."

The Cascade Apartments; Apartment 507; Andrew's Apartment

"I can't even think about you and I right now," Paige admits to Andrew. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you drugged two people and made them believe that they had sex!"

"I know I fucked up, okay?" Andrew says, growing frustrated.

"Yea, you did," Paige tells him. "But now, it's time to make it right. You have to do the right thing."

"What do you mean?"

"You have to tell Chris and Trenyce the truth," Paige reveals to him. "Because if you don't, I will."

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"First thing's first," Robin sneers at Max, who is still shocked that his role in Adam's accident last fall has finally been exposed. "You're fired! I want you to pack your shit from this studio tonight. Anything else that's left here will become Robertson property. Do I make myself clear?"

Max nods back to her. "Yes," he tells her. "Dad, what about you? What do you want from me?"

Adam shrugs his shoulders. "I wish I knew," Adam replies to him. "All of last year, I thought we were growing closer but I realized that it was all a lie."

"No, it wasn't."

"It was!" Adam sternly replies to him. "If you really cared about me or wanted to be in my life, you wouldn't have tried to kill me."

Max shakes his head. "I never meant…"

"You never meant a lot of things," Adam cuts him off. "But things happened. And, instead of being a man and owning it, you covered it up and put everyone through hell. You remind me so much …"

"Of who?" Max asks him. "My mother?"

"Forget that," Adam waves his hand in the air, knowing damn well that Max is acting like Cassie did in the past. "You're my son, so I'm not going to press charges against you."

"Dad, thank you," Max tells him feeling relieved.

"But, anything we had built, Max, it's gone," Adam spits to him. "I want to go back to us being strangers, before you knew that I was your father. Because, as of now, I'm not your father. I'm nothing to you and you're nothing to me."

Max shakes his head as his heart breaks in his chest. "You don't mean that."

"I do," Adam glares at him. "I never want to see you again Max. We are done, officially."

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