Episode 551 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: June 30, 2019

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Paige invited Chris, Trenyce & Helen over to reveal the truth about Andrew drugging Chris & Helen last fall. Before she could reveal the truth, Andrew arrived
- Robbie & Daisy prepared for an upcoming debate in the electoral race
- Lukas struggled to stop thinking about Daisy & Lukas' affair
- After learning the truth about Max's role in his accident last fall, Adam disowned his son
- As Dawn was getting released from the hospital, she decided to move home with Adam & Helen
- Craig was surprised when his one night stand from Vegas, Chip, revealed he was in Twin Peaks and requested to see him

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

"Would someone please start explaining what the hell we are doing here?" Trenyce snaps at Paige and Andrew, who are starring at one another at the doorway of the Claus house. Trenyce, along with Helen and Chris, were invited to the house today by Paige for some urgent matter. However, just as Paige was about to reveal what the invite was about when Andrew showed up and now here they are; waiting for the big reveal.

"Please, Paige," Andrew pleas with his girlfriend. "Don't do this."

"No Andrew," She whispers back to him. "I told you, either you do this, or I will."

"Do what?" Chris asks his frustration growing.

"Andrew has something to tell you," Paige turns to her guests. She then looks back at Andrew. "Do it, or I will."

Andrew sighs and looks over at Trenyce and Chris. "I'm…" he begins to say. "I did something that I'm not proud of."

"What did you do?" Helen asks him, seeing that he is struggling with his revelation.

"I wanted to make you pay," he looks at Chris. "For what you did to my Mom."

"I don't understand what you're saying," Trenyce admits to him. "You wanted to make Chris pay for something that happened years ago?"

Andrew uneasily nods back to her. "I've hated that my Mom died and everything that happened surrounding her death."

"So, what did you do to me?" Chris asks him, gritting his teeth. "How did you get this revenge?"

"You didn't sleep with Helen last fall," Andrew blurts out. "I made it look like you did, to break you and Trenyce up. I've hated what I did, I really have."

"You did what?" Trenyce gasps. "How did you do that?"

"With drugs," Andrew puts his head down. "I drugged Chris and Helen's wine. That's why they can't remember what happened."

"You are a sick young man," Helen comes up to him and forces him to look her in the eyes. "How could you play with people's lives that way? Do you know how much hurt you've caused?"

"I do," Andrew looks back at her. "And, I'm sorry."

"Ugh," Helen groans. "My daughter is coming home from the hospital; I don't have time for this! You, you say the hell away from me, or I will go to the police."

Helen turns to Chris and moves up to him, hugging him in the process. "I'm sorry," she whispers to him. "At least we know the truth now?"

Chris nods back to her. "We'll be in touch, give our best to Dawn," Chris tells her as Helen quickly leaves the house.

Trenyce moves up to Andrew, her blood boiling. "All these months, you've seen how upset I was and you knew that could have taken that away? How could you, Andrew? How the hell could you?"

"You're no better than Frederick," Chris spits at him. "You're a monster in your own right!"

"Please, I've learned and I'm trying to be a better person," Andrew protests back to them.

"Save it," Chris yells at him. "I'm going to the police station right now."

"Why?" Andrew asks him.

"I'm filing a restraining order against you. I want you to stay away from me," Chris lashes out at him. "Paige, stay the hell away from him, he's not worthy of you."

"Hey!" Andrew yells back at him. "I'm owning my mistake!"

"Are you?" Trenyce asks him. "Because from where I stand, Paige is the one who told us the truth today."

"Trenyce, I am sorry," Andrew tells her.

"It's going to take a lot more than words to make this up, Andrew," she tells him. "Come on Chris, let's go file that restraining order."

Chris and Trenyce glare at Andrew as they leave the house. Andrew runs his hands through his hair and looks back at Paige, who is standing in silence watching the encounter unfold. "Are you happy now?" he asks her. "They all hate me."

"I just wanted the truth to come out."

"Well, congratulations, it's out!"

"Andrew, this isn't my fault."

"You're right," he tells her. "It's my fault. Everything is my fucking fault! And let me guess, you're not going to see me anymore either?"

Paige looks back at him as tears fill her eyes. "Answer me, Paige? Are we over too?"

City Hall

"Well, ladies and gentlemen that wraps up our first debate in this electoral race," the male moderator says into the microphone into a large crowd in the plaza of city hall. "Please ensure you stay tuned for the next debate and be sure to check out our website for all the latest details on the election. And, most importantly, please make sure you vote … your voice matters!"

There's a round of applause as Robbie and Daisy both wave before they exit the stage. Once they behind the black curtains, they look at one another with admiration. Before the first debate, Robbie, in particular, was rather nervous, but he thinks he did a good job. He can't believe how solid Daisy's answers were to some of the questions; he knew that she would be a touch opponent but now he realizes that.

"Well, for your first debate, you did a good job," Daisy tells him as they look at one another. "But, if you tell anyone I said that, I will say you were misquoted."

Robbie chuckles back to her. "Thank you," he replies to her. "I was nervous, you are a seasoned pro."

Daisy shrugs her shoulders. "You'll get use to the pressure," she tells him. "Not that you're going to win this election."

"We'll see," Robbie winks back to her before Brooke, Lukas and Vinny arrive. Robbie is grabbed by Brooke and dragged off so they could be alone. "That went better than I thought."

"You were amazing," Brooke smiles to him. "You held your own and you came across very cool and collected."

"It was an act," he reveals to her. "I was sweating my ass off!"

"It didn't show," she tells him. "This was good, Robbie. We can only build from this."

Robbie nods back to her. "But, we still have to find Daisy's weakness. We have to find something that we can use against her."

***

"Those practice questions were really helpful," Daisy tells her husband and her half-brother. "We'll need more of them before the next debate."

Lukas nods back to her. "I'll get in touch with my contact to see if they can me any clues on what the next set of questions will look like."

"That'd be great, thank you Lukas," Daisy tells him. "And, you were right. This outfit was a success."

Lukas looks back at her and smiles, knowing that her red skirt with blue jacket looks great on her. "I appreciate you saying that," he tells her, as he quickly thinks back to Daisy and Tyler making love. He shakes his head, frustrated that he is unable to stop thinking about seeing them together.

"Lukas, is everything okay?" Vinny asks him, seeing his reaction.

"Uh, yea, fine," Lukas lies to him. "I'm going to go see if I can get an update on the polls. Catch you guys later."

"That was odd," Vinny looks back at Daisy after Lukas has left.

Daisy shrugs. "Let's focus on how well the debate went and leave Lukas' moods alone."

Raven's Meadow

"These visits seem to be happening on a more regular basis," Greg smiles over at Kim, who has arrived at his office hoping to get more information about Felicia. She knows that she has to continue to press the doctor to ensure that Felicia is still claiming that she started the first last fall; her and Bob's future depends on it.

Kim slowly uncrosses her legs and switches legs, allowing Greg to appreciate her long, toned legs as she is only wearing a skirt. "I thought you wanted these meetings to happen on a regular basis?" she purses her lips together. "By the way, did you sign those contracts?"

"I did," Greg tells her as he grabs the files from his desk and moves closer to her. "I was going to have them couriered over to you."

"Well," she accepts the files from him. "I'm glad I saved you the cost."

"Me too," he winks back to her. "Seeing you is always more fun." He knows that he shouldn't be flirting with her because he is married to Brooke, but the truth is, he finds Kim very attractive. And, if he's honest with himself, his marriage to Brooke has never been the same since he discovered that she had an affair on him years ago. In some ways, this would be the perfect pay back.

"You never did tell me how Felicia Robertson is doing," she reminds him, knowing the real reason she is visiting Greg. "Is she starting to get over starting the fire last year?"

Greg leans up and chuckles a little. "I thought I told you that I wasn't able to discuss Felicia with you," he tells her. "I'm beginning to think that the only reason you're here is to find out about her. Why is that?"

Kim stands up and moves closer to him. "You know that it's not the reason I'm here," she purrs. "I enjoy these secret meetings. But, like I told you, she is the grandmother of my deceased son. I'm just concerned about her."

"She's doing fine," Greg replies to her quickly. "She is on the way to getting better with my medication."

"Wonderful," Kim tells him. "Well, now that these contracts for Roboto have been signed, what on earth will our next meeting be about?"

Greg chuckles and moves closer to her. "I could think of a few things."

Kim chuckles back and puts her hands on his chest. "Easy tiger," she says. "We are both married, remember?"

"You'll never let me forget," he winks back to her. "But seriously, please come back. I like spending this time with you."

"Don't you worry about that," Kim says as she grabs her purse. "I'll be back. I will definitely be back."

The Pampa Grill

Max opens the door to the restaurant and moves inside. He had gotten word from Helen that Dawn was being released from the hospital today but she couldn't track down Adam. Max knows the reason that Adam can't be located right now; he found out the truth about the accident at the boutique last fall. Max still can't believe that Brad used him to get the truth from him and that Robin heard his confession. What's more jarring, is that Adam disowned his son. Max just hopes that after he's had some time to cool down, Adam changes his mind. He can't lose his father when he just found him.

As Max heads to the bar, he happens to see Adam sitting at a table in the middle of the restaurant. He finds himself moving towards his father's table. "Dad," he says as he arrives at Adam's table. "Do you mind if I sit with you?"

"Actually, I do," Adam doesn't look up from reading the menu. "I have nothing more to say to you, Max. I told you that at the studio."

"Dad, please," Max pleas with him. "I know what I did was wrong, but you have to believe me, I never meant for it to go as far as it did."

Adam finally looks up at his son. "You may not have wanted it to go as far as it did Max, but it did go that far. I could have died. And you know the worse part? You lied about it for months. You didn't come forward with what you knew because you wanted to save your own ass!"

"That's all true," Max nods back to him. "I know it was wrong, I swear. Just tell me that we can move past this. Tell me we can get back to having the relationship we built."

"I'll tell you this again," Adam spits back to him. "Stay away from me. You are no longer my son; I want nothing more to do with you."

Adam can see the pain in Max's eyes and feels somewhat happy at the sight. He watches as Max turns around and slowly walks away from the table. Adam sighs heavily knowing that he is doing the right thing; he can't trust the man who tried to kill him.

***

At another table near the front window, Donovan sits with a glass of wine in front of him. He is waiting for Victoria to join him; he's hoping that his sister is in a better place than the last time he saw her. Both Donovan and Eva have been worried about Victoria since she was attacked and nearly raped on the pier following Shane's birthday party.

He looks up when Victoria approaches the table. Brandy, who is still in control of Victoria, takes a deep breath, knowing that her first interaction with Donovan will be another test for her; she already convinced Shane that she is still Victoria.

"Hey Vic," Donovan greets her. "I got you a glass of the merlot. I know it's your favorite."

Brandy wrinkles her nose. "Thank you, but I wish you had got me the pinot noir. That's what I'm in the mood for."

Donovan arches his eyebrow. "Really? You always get the merlot."

"It's fine," she waves her hand, trying to downplay the fact that she doesn't like merlot. "You're right, I do like the merlot here."

"I saw Craig earlier," he reveals to her. "It seems like he is finally ready to put everything that happened with Lukas and I behind us all."

Brandy takes a sip of the wine before looking back at Donovan. Before she re-emerged, she knows that Victoria overheard Craig be rather upset with Donovan and Lukas for getting back together. Craig was not exactly thrilled with either man and said a few choice words.

"Is that so?" she replies to him.

"Why do you sound surprised?" Donovan asks her.

"Because, I heard Craig at the Sugarbowl that day you and Lukas told him you were back together," Brandy informs him. "He was a jerk to you, frankly. And, that wasn't the only time he was nasty to you."

"I'm thinking he was hurt," he replies to her. "I just saw him and he wants to move on."

Brandy chuckles back to him. "Now he wants to move on? No, that son of a bitch should pay for what he did to you and Lukas."

"Vic, what's going on? Why are you so upset by this?" Donovan asks her.

"I'm not upset," Brandy covers before she takes another sip of her wine. "I am just being protective of my brother, that's all."

Donovan uneasily smiles back to her. "That's nice of you," he says. "But the best thing we can do, all of us, is move from this mess."

"I hope we can," Brandy nods back to him. "How about a toast? To moving on."

"I'll drink to that," Donovan smiles back to her before they toast one another, as he wonders if everything is really okay with his sister.

***

In a table at the very back of the restaurant, Craig sits across from his one-night stand from Las Vegas. Craig was rather surprised to hear from Chip because he didn't think that he would ever see him again; to get the message from Chip that he was in Twin Peaks and had to see Craig was unexpected to say the least.

"I know my message probably came out of nowhere," Chip says looking back over at Craig. "But, I had to see you."

"I was taken aback," Craig admits to him before he takes a sip of his beer. "I didn't think I'd ever see you again, to be honest."

Chip chuckles back to him. "I thought the same thing, but after Vegas, I knew I had to come see you."

Craig arches his eyebrow. "Look, Chip, I had a great time, but I'm not willing to relocate to try to make something work between us…"

"I wasn't suggesting that," Chip says back to him. "I discovered that I am positive Craig. I have HIV. I'm on prep but I still thought you should know."

Craig feels the blood drain from his face, remembering that they didn't use protection that night in Vegas. How can this be happening? He asks himself. The one time he wasn't careful and he is now getting this information. It seems too unreal for him.

"I didn't know at the time," Chip replies to him. "But, once I found out, I knew I had to tell you. And, it seemed like something I should do in person instead of sending you a text."

Craig runs his hand over his face. "Thanks for telling me," he manages to say, even though he is feeling sick to his stomach. "I guess I have to get tested."

Chip nods back to him. "Yea, it's probably for the best. I'm sure you'll be fine; it only happened once. But it is a good idea."

Craig nods back to him and sighs. He can't believe this is happening to him. A weekend away with friends is turning into a nightmare; an absolute nightmare.

***

Lukas opens the front door of the restaurant and comes inside. He is desperate for a drink after the debate happened. While he is enjoying the work he is doing, he can't help but constantly think about Daisy's affair with Tyler. He had no idea that seeing his sister cheat on her husband would impact him so much, but he can't think of anything else when he is around her. As he moves into the restaurant, he sees Donovan and Victoria sitting together.

"Perfect," he says to himself. "I'll join my boyfriend and his sister."

Before he can move towards the table, however, he happens to see Tyler sitting at the bar by himself. Again, his mind instantly goes back to seeing Daisy and Tyler together at the Calimo mansion and he finds himself walking up towards Tyler.

"I'll have a beer please, whatever you have on tap," Lukas tells the bartender as he arrives at the bar, causing Tyler to look over at him.

"Hey Lukas, been a while, how are you?"

"Fine," Lukas snaps at him. "Are you finished having affairs with married women yet?"

Tyler looks back at him in surprise. "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"

"Never mind," Lukas replies as he grabs his beer. "Just grow up, Tyler."

Tyler watches as Lukas walks with his beer over to Donovan's table and wonders if, somehow, Lukas knows about his affair with Daisy. He shakes his head to himself. "No, it can't be. We've been too careful. He can't know the truth."

***

Robin emerges from the washroom and heads back to Adam's table, where she finds him with his hand over his face. "Adam? Is everything okay?" she asks as she sits next to him.

He looks back at her, his heart heavy. "Max was just here."

"What?" she gasps. "He has a lot of nerve."

"He just wants things to go back to normal," Adam replies to her. "But I told him we are over."

"You did the right thing," she grabs his hand and squeezes it. "After everything he did to you, to me, to us, he's lucky he's not in jail."

"I know, but damnit, he is still my son."

"We will get through this together," she tells him as she leans in to him. "Now that this is behind us, maybe we could put us back together. You know I never stopped loving you."

Adam nods back to her. "I'd like that," he licks his lips and leans in and kisses her. They part ways and look into one another's eyes again before they kiss again.

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

"I don't know what you want me to say," Paige tells Andrew, who is looking back at her waiting for an answer. "You want me to say we can move from this and pretend what you did didn't actually happen? Well, I'm sorry, Andrew, but I can't do that."

"You saw how upset Chris, Trenyce and Helen were," Andrew replies to her. "They hate me. Now, you're going to tell me that I'm going to lose you too? That's not fair!"

"What's not fair is that you drugged two people to make them think they had sex, Andrew!" Paige tells him. "That's not fair!"

"Ugh," Andrew groans back to her. "I don't know how many times I'm going to have to fucking apologize for this."

"Well, it's going to take a lot more than just you saying it over and over again," she tells him. "And until I feel more comfortable, I think you should leave."

"What are you saying?"

"We are over," Paige tells him as they lock eyes. "What we had, it's gone."

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- Paige tearfully confesses to Leah
- Helen & Adam bring Dawn home
- Natasha's advice shocks Cory

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