Episode 552 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: July 07, 2019

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Paige & Andrew had sex for the first time, but she then learned that he drugged Chris & Helen. She forced him to tell the truth. Chris told Andrew he was getting a restraining order against him
- Adam disowned Max after learning he was responsible for the accident last fall
- Dawn was scheduled to get released from the hospital
- Andy and Nicholas grew closer at the church as they confided in one another about the deaths of their respective spouses
- Chip, Craig's one night stand from Vegas, revealed to the doctor that he is HIV positive
- Bob offered to buy Wild Night from Cory

Twin Peaks General Hospital

The elevators door open allowing Chris and Trenyce to step off and move towards the nurses station. The two have just come from the police station where they filed a restraining order against Andrew as they learned that he drugged Chris and Helen last fall and made them appear to have had sex. Chris still can't believe how far Andrew went to get back at him for what he did to Savannah all those years ago, but now that he knows the truth, he realizes why he wasn't able to remember that night. All those months he wondered why he and Helen couldn't recall what happened, and now he knows the truth.

"Helen," Trenyce says as she comes up to the woman she thought slept with Chris behind her back. "I'm glad we found you before you got to pick Dawn up."

Helen turns around to face the two of them, still reeling from the fact that Andrew drugged her. "Hi," she replies to them. "Look, I'm glad the truth came out, but I don't really want to rehash anything. I need to put this chapter of my life behind me and focus on my daughter."

"I get that," Chris tells her. "I just wanted you to do know that I've filed a restraining order against Andrew. He won't be allowed to come close to me again."

"That's good."

"I have something else I want, no I have to say to both of you," Trenyce looks at Helen and then back at Chris. "I was really unfair to both of you when I thought you slept together. I was mean, cold and I am sorry. I really never believed that Andrew would do this."

"I appreciate that," Helen smiles back to her. "Like I said, I just want to put this behind me."

Trenyce nods back to her. "I can understand that," she tells her. "Give our best to Dawn?"

"I will, thank you," Helen tells them before she walks off.

"How about you?" Trenyce looks at Chris. "Do you think you can forgive me?"

Chris sighs and looks back at her. "Of course," he tells her. "You aren't to blame. You're just as much of a victim as Helen and I."

"I just can't believe Andrew," Trenyce replies to him as Chris pulls her into a hug. "How could he do this?"

"We may never find out the answer to that question," he whispers into her ear. "And that's something we have to find a way to live with."

The Sugarbowl

"You don't seem to be in the best of spirits," Cheresa tells Andrew as they sit across from one another in the back booth of the coffee house. Cheresa got a text from Andrew telling her that he needed to meet with her because he needed a friend; Andrew hasn't exactly revealed what it is that is troubling him but she can tell that he is not himself.

"I'm not actually," he replies to her before he takes a sip of his iced coffee. "I don't really want to get into the details, but Paige and I, we broke up."

"Oh man," Cheresa says back to him. "That sucks, I'm sorry. I know you really cared for her."

"I still do," Andrew tells her. "This really couldn't have happened at a worse time, with the Gen Next House starting next week."

Cheresa uneasily nods back to him realizing that Paige and Andrew will be forced to spend a lot of time together this summer because they will both be in the house. And to think, Andrew only applied because he wanted to spend the summer with his girlfriend. "I mean, maybe you could use the time in the house to make it up to Paige? Or she could make it up to you?"

Andrew looks back at her with a glimmer of hope in his eye. "You're right," he says with a smile on his face. "This is the perfect time for me to get Paige back. I'll basically be living with her all summer. Man, Cheresa, you're so smart!"

Cheresa chuckles back to him. "Glad I could help," she winks back to him. "I still would like to know what happened between you two though."

Before Andrew can reply, a young man comes up to their table and looks at Andrew. "Andrew Pherson?"

"That's me."

"You've been served," he says before he hands Andrew an envelope.

Andrew uneasily looks over at Cheresa as he takes the package and opens it. "What is it?" Cheresa asks him, curious about what he is being served with.

"A restraining order," Andrew feels his cheeks flush in embarrassment. "I have to stay away from Chris Michaels or I will go to jail."

"Okay, now I really have to know what happened," Cheresa looks back at her friend with intent. "What, exactly, did you do?"

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

"Paige, sweetheart, are you okay?" Leah stands outside her daughter's room and knocks on the door. She realizes that Paige hasn't come out of her bedroom since she got home a short while ago, which is unlike her. She just hopes that everything is okay with Paige. Leah doesn't hear a response from Paige, so she slowly opens the door. She looks inside the room and sees her daughter laying on her bed with her face buried in her pillow.

Leah slowly moves inside and closes the door behind her. She moves over to the bed and sits on the edge of it, putting her hand on Paige's leg. "Darling, you'll feel better if you talk to me about whatever is troubling you."

Paige slowly rolls over and looks at her mother with red eyes and tears falling down her cheek. "Oh baby, what's wrong?" Leah says, scooting up closer to her daughter. "I hate seeing you this way. Does this have something to do with Andrew?"

"Oh Mom," Paige sits up and pulls Leah into a hug. "I was such a fool. I hate myself for what I did."

"You're not a fool," Leah holds her daughter. "Relationships are complicated, some times they hit rough patches."

"This is more than a rough patch," Paige replies to her. "We are over; Andrew and I, we are completely through."

"Are you sure there's no way to fix what happened?" Leah asks her as they exit their embrace.

Paige quickly shakes her head no. "And the worst part," Paige bites her lip back to her Mom as they lock eyes causing Leah to immediately realize what Paige is about to tell her.

"Oh baby," Leah grabs her hand. "That's a big step for you; I knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. Please tell me that you were careful?"

"I was," Paige admits to her. "I just hate that I was with him and then this happened," Paige cries to her Mom. "And, now I'm going to this Gen Next House and I'll have to be with him all summer."

"It's not too late to back out," Leah replies to her quickly.

"No," Paige shakes her head. "I can't run from this."

"You never know, maybe this will be the thing that you need? Maybe you and Andrew can work it out after all?"

"I don't know Mom," Paige tells her. "I really don't know."

"You're beautiful, young, smart woman," Leah tells her daughter. "You don't have to be in a rush to figure all of this life stuff out yet, okay? Just know that you're heart is yours, and you can give it not give it to anyone you want too. I'm proud of you for staying with the Gen Next House, you never know, you might end up having the summer of your life."

Paige finally puts a smile on her face. "Thanks Mom," she says. "You're the best."

Leah chuckles a little as they hug again. "I love you my baby girl. Always."

Roboto; Bob's Office

Max sits at one of the smaller side tables in Bob's office looking over his contract that he has signed with the company. He almost can't believe the fortune of his good luck, to get an offer from Roboto just as he was fired from Robertson Enterprises. Of course, he didn't tell Kim that he was fired when he accepted the job, but he is glad of the timing of it all.

"This is exactly what I need right now," he whispers to himself. "Getting away from Robertson, Robin and my Dad … maybe by the time I get out of this house, Dad will be able to move from what happened last fall," he says, knowing that Adam has disowned him since he caused the scaffolding to fall on him. He just hopes that in time Adam will be able to forgive him; he didn't realize how much he needed his father until Adam rejected him.

He looks up when he hears someone at the doorway. "Abby, what are you doing here?" he asks as he stands up and sees the young woman coming into the office.

"I had some great ideas for the house," she purses her lips together as she is unable to hide her excitement about her first real modelling gig. And, it's not only a one time gig, she will be featured all summer long in the Gen Next House. "I was hoping to see Bob or Kim. What are you doing here?"

"I guess you haven't heard," he replies to her. "I'm going to be in the house with you and the others. I'll be a guest like you but also the official photographer."

"Oh my gosh, this is cray! I'm so excited," she comes up and hugs him.

"Yea, I'm pretty stoked too," he admits to her. "I need the change."

As they exit their embrace, Abby looks at him for a moment and then gets a sly grin on her face. "You know what? I think a change is what a lot of us need. You need a girl in your life, Maxy. And, I think I know who would be perfect for you!"

Max chuckles back to her. "You do, huh? And, who would this girl be?"

"Paige Claus," Abby replies to him, knowing that if Max and Paige got together then Andrew would be free for her to pursue. "And, I happen to know that she will be in the house with us. So, you have all summer to pursue her."

Max continues to chuckle. "You are full of good ideas," he tells her.

"I'm being serious!" she defends her idea to him. "Come on Max, she's a pretty girl. You two would look so amaze together!"

"If you say so!"

"I do say so," she pokes him. "Just think about it, okay?"

"Fine," he gives up. "I'll think about asking Paige out."

"Yas! That's all I ask for."

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"You didn't have to bring me to work you know," Robin tells Adam she turns the lights on the studio and they move inside. She looks around the space and is amazed by how empty it looks after Max packed up his belongings. Still, she knows that she had to fire him after what he did; she couldn't possibly work with him anymore.

"I know I didn't," Adam replies to her. "But, I'm headed to the hospital to help Helen bring Dawn home from the hospital and this was on my way."

"I shouldn't say it like I am complaining, after being separated from you for so long, I'm enjoying being with you again."

"Are you talking about the kiss that we shared at the Pampa Grill?" he asks her as she looks at him with a twinkle in her eye. "I can't deny that I didn't enjoy it very much."

"Me too Adam," she says coming up to him. "I just hope this means that we can be together now, I mean, let's put this all behind us and get back to where we were."

Adam is about to kiss her again when the door to the studio opens and Dominick appears. He sees the Adam and Robin together and clears his throat, causing the couple to look over. "I hope I'm not interrupting," Dominick announces to them.

"Not at all," Adam replies to him. "I was just leaving, I have to get to the hospital."

"Keep me posted on Dawn," Robin tells Adam, who exits the studio. "Daddy, what brings you by? I don't think we had a meeting arranged today?"

"No, we didn't," Dominick replies to her as he comes up to her. "But, I just found out that Max is no longer working here. Care to explain what happened, Robin?"

Robin gulps and looks back at her father. "Daddy, you have to understand that I made the decision that I thought was best for this company. I can't get into all the details, but I'm asking you to trust me."

"I do trust you," Dominick tells her. "But, Max has already got a new job at Roboto! We can't keep losing our top employees to Bob Calimo!"

Robin moves up and hugs her father. "Trust me, Roboto can have Max Black. He is the last person we need in this company."

The Tower's; The Penthouse; Cory & Natasha's Home

"Well I, for one, think it's great that you're renting the office to Robbie for his campaign," Natasha tells her husband, with her expanding belly starting to show as she rests on the sofa with a herbal tea in her hand, listening to Cory tell her that Robbie came to him to use the offices about Wild Night as his campaign headquarters.

"Yea, it's nice to earn some more money," Cory replies to her.

"And, I'm glad Robbie is doing this. He has needed a change of direction in his life after that insane affair with Cassie Nova," Natasha spits to him. "I still can't believe he did that."

Cory uneasily chuckles back to her. "At least Cassie is out of the picture now," he tells her. "Now, we can focus on the baby and making sure he or she is as healthy as possible."

"I couldn't agree more," Natasha says back to him. "But you know, I was thinking about what else you just told me."

Cory arches his eyebrow. "What do you mean?"

"I mean the offer from my Dad to buy Wild Night from you."

"Why are you thinking of that?" he asks her. "I already told you that I turned your Dad down. I don't want to sell my club."

"I know you don't," she replies to him quickly. "And, I know that Wild Night is your baby, but if you think about it, with us having our child, it would be the perfect time for you to sell."

"I can't believe you want me to give up my source of income," Cory chuckles back to her. "How am I supposed to support you and our baby?"

"You know I have more than enough money for that," she reminds him. "I'm just saying that, the baby will be up at all hours of the day and night feeding and diaper changes and whatnot, the last thing I want is for you to be gone til the wee hours of the morning because you're at work."

"I get that," Cory admits to her. "But, I'm not selling the club. I don't want to live off your family's money. You and this baby, you're my family, I have to keep my club, Nat. And, I don't want to talk about it anymore."

"Okay, okay," Natasha puts her hands up in the air in defeat. "I won't say anything again."

St. Joseph's Church

"So, if you look at these pictures," Nicholas shows Andy a couple of large images that he holds in his hands. "You can see the changes I'd like to make to the garden."

Andy looks at the pictures and then up at Nicholas, still unable to deny to himself that he is wildly attracted to the priest, which is where the problem lies. Andy knows that nothing will ever happen between him and Nicholas because Nicholas has devoted himself to the church. And, Andy can't exactly back out of donating his money or his time to the church since he already offered it to Father Murphy.

"It's going to look great when it's all said and done," Andy locks eyes with him. "I like what you've done."

"Thank you," Nicholas replies to him. "I can't tell you how much I appreciate your donation and assistance. I wouldn't be able to do this alone."

"You don't have to worry about that," Andy says back to him. "I'm a man of my word, I'll help you with this project."

"Shall we get started?" Nicholas asks him. "We can start by digging up the dying trees over by the fountain."

"Sure thing," Andy says as he reaches over to grab a shovel, but he goes to grab the same one as Nicholas and their hands touch. They both look at one another immediately for a moment before Nicholas moves his hand.

"Sorry about that," he quickly tells Andy.

"No need to apologize," Andy tells him. "There was no harm done."

The Cascade Apartments; Apartment 302; Donovan's Apartment

"Daisy did great in the debate," Donovan tells Lukas as he passes his boyfriend a beer and then sits next to him on the sofa. "You must be proud of her."

"Proud is a strong word," Lukas chuckles back to him. "I will say that she did a good job. I'm just glad that she's finally taking some of my advice seriously."

"Like I said when you first took this job babe, this could be the thing that pushes you and Daisy to becoming closer, and wouldn't that be something?"

Lukas nods back to him, still thinking about Daisy having a torrid affair with Tyler. He doesn't know what he is doing to do with the information yet but the visions of seeing his sister in bed with Tyler haunt him.

"Maybe," Lukas finally replies to him. "Anyways, I didn't want to ask in front of Victoria earlier, but how did it go with Craig?"

Donovan sighs as he takes a sip of his beer, recalling how he met with Craig to see if they could move forward from the awkwardness that they went through when he and Lukas got back together. Craig seemingly wanted to put the past behind them, but Victoria was telling Donovan that Craig should pay for his initial reaction, which caused him to wonder what was up with his sister.

"It actually went better than I thought," he tells his lover. "He wants to put everything behind us."

"That's good news," Lukas looks at Donovan before leaning in and kissing him. "See, everyone is coming around to us being together."

"How could they not?" Donovan asks him as he licks his lips. "We are good together."

"Show me how good we are together?" Lukas winks back to him. "I want you."

"Then have me," Donovan says before he kisses his boyfriend again, this time with more passion.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I was surprised to hear from my secretary that you wanted to see me professionally," Brandy, Victoria's multiple personality, tells Craig as he walks into her office and closes the door behind. Brandy can't believe that just a few hours after telling Donovan that she thought Craig was an asshole towards him and Lukas when they got back together, he is in her office because he made a medical appointment. She wonders what could be going on with him and why he wanted to see her, of all doctors.

"Yea, thanks for squeezing me in today," Craig moves to the seat and sits across from her. "I get that it was short notice but I had to see you today."

"It sounds serious," Brandy replies to him. "Are you okay?"

"I sure hope so," Craig tells her as he feels the palms of hands start to sweat a little as he recalls his conversation with Chip, the man he had sex with in Las Vegas, where he revealed to Craig that he is HIV positive. Craig, of course, is scared because he didn't use a condom when he was with Chip. "I need you to run some blood work."

Brandy arches her eyebrow. "And, what am I looking for in this blood work?"

Craig feels the blood drain from his face, almost too scared to say it out loud. "I was recently exposed to someone with HIV," he tells Brandy, whose eyes open wider in surprise. "And, I just want to ensure that I didn't get infected myself."

"I see," Brandy nods back to him. "Well, I can certainly run the tests for you, Craig. And, if it only happened once, the chances of you actually having HIV, are very slim, but I appreciate that you are concerned."

"I just have to be sure," Craig tells her. "And please, keep this between us?"

"Of course," Brandy uneasily smiles back to her. "Roll up your sleeve, I'll grab a needle and some gloves and I'll take your blood sample right here and now."

"Thanks Victoria," Craig replies to her as he starts to roll up his sleeve.

***

"Hey, sorry I'm late," Adam says as he rushes up to Helen, who is about to go into Dawn's hospital room to take her home as she is being discharged today. Adam looks at Helen and can see that she is feeling relieved that Dawn is getting to go home and that she has decided to back to living with her instead of Shelley.

"It's fine," Helen tells him, turning to face him before she pulls him into a hug.

"What's that for?" he whispers into her ear.

"I've had a rough day," she admits to him, thinking about finding out that Andrew drugged her and Chris last fall. "I just needed to feel your arms around me."

"Well, hugs are always free," he tells her as they exit their embrace. "Have you heard from Barbara?"

"Yes," Helen replies to him. "Simona Lopez thinks that she should go to Raven' Meadow because she has completely shut down. She's had a psychotic break."

"How are you holding up with that news?"

Helen shrugs back to him. "Right now, I just want to focus on Dawn. I don't know what to think about my mother right now."

"I'm here for you Helen," Adam grabs her hand and they lock eyes together. "Come on, let's take our daughter home, shall we?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- The Gen Next House by Roboto officially launches
- Daisy & Robbie reel from the results of the debate
- Dominick realizes he has to step up his game

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