Episode 555 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: July 28, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Baby, You Drive Me Crazy" Sam Smith
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Craig learned that Chip, his one night stand, is HIV positive. He went to Victoria, who is being controlled by her alter ego Brandy, for blood work to see if he was infected with the disease
- Brandy, meanwhile, seemingly fooled Shane & Donovan into believing that she is still Victoria, even though they thought she was acting oddly
- Dawn returned home and told Shelley that she is devastated by everything that happened to her in the last year
- Simona revealed to Helen that Barbara should be sent to Raven's Meadow. Robin and Adam, meanwhile, reunited after Max's role in the accident was revealed
- Andy and Nicholas had an attraction
- Lukas confronted Daisy over her affair with Tyler
- Tyler came close to discovering Bob's device he used to brainwash Felicia. Kim, meanwhile, took a picture of Daisy and Tyler kissing

City Hall

"Please, I'm begging you Lukas, tell me you won't say anything, to anyone, about what you saw at Bob and Kim's wedding," Daisy firmly looks back at her half-brother, who just revealed that he saw Daisy and Tyler having sex in Bob's personal study the night of the wedding. Daisy can't believe that Lukas saw them together; she feels her heart in her throat because she never wanted anyone to know about her affair, especially since she has since ended things with Tyler.

Lukas sighs back to her and runs his hands through his hair. "I don't know what to do," he admits to her. "All I know, is that the images are haunting me."

"Lukas, please, I know we aren't close, but you exposing this would only cause hurt and pain," Daisy tells him. "I have ended things with Tyler. I'm not seeing him anymore. I know what I did was wrong. Lukas, please, you have to realize that this would only hurt Vinny, my marriage, and my career."

Lukas uneasily nods back to her. "You and Vinny do seem to be in a better place now."

"I'm trying," she replies to him quickly. "I'm really trying to make things right again."

"Okay," Lukas puts his hands up in the air. "I won't say anything, but if I even suspect you and Tyler are back together, I can't promise that I'll keep that promise."

Daisy moves out from around her desk and pulls him into a hug. "Thank you," she says as she holds Lukas, who looks uneasy that she is hugging him. "I owe you, more than you know."

The Sugarbowl

"Nicholas, hi," Robin says as she comes up to her half-brother, who is sitting in the back booth with a coffee in front of him. "Or, should I call you Father Young?"

Nicholas chuckles as she sits across from him. "You can still call me Nicholas," he tells her. "But only when it's just the two of us. At the church, it should be Father Young."

"Understood," Robin nods back to him. "How are things going at the church? Are you settling in?"

Nicholas uneasily smiles back to her, knowing that he has been working closely with Andy and they undoubtedly have an attraction to one another. Of course, neither one can act on it because Nicholas has moved into the priesthood. Still, he has been enjoying getting to know Andy.

"It's been pretty good," Nicholas admits to her. "Father Murphy has very big shoes to fill, but I appreciate his guidance and assistance."

"I'm really glad to hear that," Robin tells him. "I don't know if you know this, but I'm so happy you're here. I had missed you so much."

"The feeling was mutual," he reaches over and grabs her hand to squeeze it. "We have to stick together, especially when we have a mother like ours."

Robin chuckles thinking about the antics Melissa has used in the past and realizes that he is right. "You're right, we do have to stick together," she tells him. "That's why I'm so glad you're back."

"I'm happy to be here," he says back to her. "I really am."

The Tower's; Floor One; Andy's Condo

Andy lays in his king size bed, with the blanket only coming up to his waist. His bare chest is exposed in the warm air as he sleeps. He moves his head over a little.

Soon, he is opening his eyes as he hears someone coming in to his room. He leans up in the bed and sees Nicholas emerge, his toned chest a little sweaty. Andy licks his lips by the sight of him.

"You're finally awake," Nicholas says as he arrives on the edge of the bed. "I've been waiting for you."

"You have, have you?" Andy asks him with a sly grin. "What have you been waiting for?"

Nicholas removes the towel wrapped around his waist, causing Andy's eyes open wider. "Roll over," Nicholas instructs him, so Andy rolls in the bed, causing his backside to be facing upwards. Soon, Nicholas is on top of him, thrusting into him, causing Andy to moan out in pleasure.

Suddenly, Andy jolts up in the bed, a fresh coat of sweat covers his bare chest. "It was a dream," he whispers to himself. "It was just a dream," he says leaning back into the bed, trying to get his heart rate down. "I have to get him out of my head; it can never happen."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Brandy, still in control of Victoria, walks through the nurse's station back towards her office. In her hand, she has Craig's blood work results. She wants to review them in detail before their scheduled appointment; she knows that he came to her because he was recently exposed to HIV and he wanted to ensure he wasn't infected.

"It would serve him right if he was," she whispers to herself as she opens her office door and moves inside as she thinks about how Craig treated Donovan after he learned Donovan and Lukas got back together. She is still disgusted by his behavior.

She sets the file down on her desk and is about to open it when she hears a knock on her door. She looks up and sees Robbie standing there.

"Hey," he says to his ex, whom he hasn't seen since the night of Shane's birthday party where she lashed out at him for trying to get together. "I hope I'm not interrupting."

Brandy smiles back to him, actually know that this could be fun because Victoria lashing out at Robbie the night of Shane's party was the one time she was actually proud of her alter ego. "I only have a few minutes," she tells him. "I'm surprised to see you."

"I know," he admits to her. "I've been keeping my distance, but I wanted to come and formally apologize. I know I crossed a lot of lines by trying to pressure you into getting back together with me."

"Your damn straight you did!"

"And, you had every right to be angry," Robbie continues to tell her. "But, I am sorry. And, I've moved on. I'm in a good space now. I'm even running for mayor."

Brandy chuckles back to him. "I saw, good luck!"

"I was hoping we could put the past behind us," he tells her. "I did mean it when I said before I was hoping we could be friends."

Brandy realizes that if she is going to fool people into believing she is Victoria, she has to not be sarcastic with Robbie at this time. She has to accept his offer for friendship. She slowly moves up to him and pulls him into a hug.

"Thank for you that," she tells him. "I'm glad that we are able to put that time behind us and move forward, as friends."

Robbie exits their embrace and smiles at her. "Thanks for letting us move on, you have no idea how much I needed to hear that."

Brandy chuckles back to him. "Keep it up and I might even vote for you!"

Robbie laughs back to her. "You better!"

***

In Shane's office, he closes the door behind Eva and Donovan who move swiftly inside knowing that he had to meet with them to discuss Victoria's behaviour. He still feels like something could be off with her.

"Can I get you guys a coffee or a water?" he asks his guests, who turn to face him.

"No, I'm fine," Eva replies to him. "I am assuming that this little get together is about Victoria?"

Shane nods back to her. "I know you told me that you thought she was okay from everything that happened near the start of the year," Shane begins to tell her. "But, I have to tell you, I saw her recently and she was not acting like her normal self."

"Really?" Eva asks him back, unsure of what he is saying. "When I saw her, she seemed fine."

"I agree with Shane," Donovan's reply seems to surprise Eva. "I had drinks with her the other day, and she wasn't herself."

"How so?" Eva asks him back.

Donovan shrugs his shoulders. "How many times have you had a glass of wine with Victoria at the Pampa Grill?" he asks her.

"I don't know, many times….why?"

"What does she always order?"

"The merlot," Eva tells him knowing exactly what Victoria's favorite wine is at the restaurant.

"Exactly," Donovan replies to her. "I ordered her a glass because I got there first and when she arrived she scolded me because she said she wanted the pinot noir."

"So, she wanted to have a different glass of wine, I don't think it's cause for concern," Eva informs them. "I'll visit her and make sure she's okay, but until then, let's not overreact, okay?"

City Hall

"So, I want to run these last minute ads," Daisy tells Vinny and Lukas in her office, as she shows them her tablet. "With the election in a couple of weeks, I think they will stress that I am far more experienced than Robbie and that is a good thing."

"I'll get right on it," Lukas tells her as he collects his things. They make eye contact quickly, and she nods to him, thanking him for his silence. As soon as he leaves the room, Vinny looks at his wife.

"I think you're doing the right thing by running those ads," he tells her as he moves up to her.

"I hope so," she replies. "We don't have much time left. I have to do something to get my name out there."

"We will," he smiles to her.

She looks into his eyes and smiles back. "I had forgotten," she tells him.

"Forgotten what?"

"How handsome you really are," she admits to Vinny. "I'm sorry things have been so tense for so long."

"Don't apologize," Vinny tells his wife. "Let's just focus on moving on?"

She leans up and kisses him on the lips and he replies to her. He parts ways for a moment before he smiles back to her. "I had missed that."

"Me too," she admits to him.

"I'm glad that we are back to this point, I don't want to lose it again."

"We won't," she tells him. "I love you, Vinny."

Vinny lifts her up and twirls her around laughing a little. "God, I love you too. I really, really do," he says before he kisses her passionately again.

The Calimo Mansion

Tyler opens the door to Bob's study and moves inside. He is back at the mansion because he can't help but think that there was something more to that book that was sticking out of the shelf when he was here the other day working on the Gen Next House. He hasn't been able to get it out of his mind, so he came over here so ensure there is nothing weird going on.

He moves over to the shelf and looks at the books, trying to find the one that was sticking out the day before. Soon, he finds it and pulls it out from the shelf.

"What the hell?" he asks, as the book opens and it is actually a small wooden container. Inside he picks up a small device that looks like a hearing aid. "I remember them talking about a device, is this what they were talking about?"

Before he can say anything else, Kim opens the door to the study and freezes when she sees Tyler holding the brainwashing device in his hand.

"What the hell are you doing?" she asks him, causing him to look back at her in surprise.

"What is this?" he asks her, holding up the device.

"It was Bob's father's," she lies to him coming up to him and grabbing it out of his hands. "It's been in the family for years."

"Really? It looks like an electronic of some kind."

"It's not," Kim glares back at him. "Why are you here, Tyler? All of our meetings today were scheduled at the office."

"I know," he lies to her but he pulls something out of his pocket. "I was working here the other day and forgot my swipe card, so I came to get it."

"Well you have it now," Kim replies to him. "You can leave now."

"Okay, sorry if I over stepped," he tells her, thinking that there must be more to that device than Kim is letting on because she is getting very defensive over, what should be, nothing.

Once he's out of the office, Kim breathes a sigh of relief. She puts the device in her purse and grabs her phone and sends a message to Bob. "The picture of Tyler and Daisy … it's time to use it," she says out loud as she types before she pushes send. "Tyler needs some drama to keep his mind off this damn device," she whispers to herself. "I knew that picture would come in handy."

Twin Peaks Police Station

Dawn slowly moves down the cement pad of the holding cells of the police department. She woke up today with the urge to suddenly see Barbara; she didn't know if she would ever want, or need, to see her Grandmother again after the shooting that caused her to lose her baby, but she felt like it was something she had to do. She walks slowly because a part of her is still nervous. How will she react to seeing the woman who shot her? The woman who killed her baby? The woman who sent her to the bible camp? The woman, who despite everything, Dawn still loves in some sick, twisted way. She takes a deep breath and slowly turns to her right to look into Barbara's holding cell, where her Grandmother is sitting on a cot.

Dawn doesn't say anything. She moves closer to the steel bars and continues to look at Barbara, who doesn't look at Dawn once. She just sits there staring straight ahead.

"Aren't you even going to say hello?" Dawn finally says something to her Grandmother, to no response. "You know you killed my child, don't you know? My baby that was growing inside me, you killed it when you shot me."

Dawn feels her lip quiver so she puts her head down. She doesn't want to give Barbara the satisfaction of seeing her cry. "You know, last fall, when you saved me from Jonah, I thought you were a hero. I didn't think you should go to jail, but I was wrong. You're clearly a very sick woman," Dawn looks up but Barbara still doesn't look at her Granddaughter. "And, you can't even acknowledge me? God, you're crazy! You know that, you're crazy!"

Dawn turns around and lets a tear fall down her cheek. "This was a mistake," she says before she rushes out of the secured area, leaving Barbara sitting on the cot, still looking forward.

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

"I can't believe that Dawn went to see Barbara," Adam tells Helen as he runs his hand through his hair, nervous at the thought of Dawn seeing Barbara in an unhinged state. He knows that Helen told him that when she visited her mother, Barbara didn't respond to anything and since, the police department's doctor has recommended that she be transferred to Raven's Meadow. "I hope he knows what she is doing."

"Me too," Helen looks back at him with worry. "My mother was not responsive to me. If Dawn is looking for any kind of acknowledgement from Barbara, she might not get it."

"And that scares me," Adam nods back to her. "She's already so fragile."

"Oh Adam," Helen pulls him into a hug. "What are we going to do?"

"Be strong for her," Adam whispers into her ear. "That's all we can do."

They exit their hug and look into one another's eyes. Helen can't help but think about their night of passion together recently, when Adam clearly got over his impotence. She finds herself gazing deeply into his eyes and before she knows it, she leans in and kisses him. He pulls away.

"Helen," he whispers to her. "I told you that I am in love with Robin."

"I know," she scolds herself, even though she can't help but want him again. "I…I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me."

"It's fine," he tells her. "It just can't happen again."

"Sorry, the door was open so I just came in," Robin announces as she moves into the living room and sees Adam and Helen in one another's arms. "What's going on in here?"

"Dawn went to see Barbara," Adam tells her, as he leaves Helen and moves up to her to give her a quick kiss on the lips. "What brings you by?"

"I asked her to come over," Helen reveals to him. "I wanted to get her opinion on Raven's Meadow. I wanted to know if she thinks we should send Barbara there. So, Robin, what do you think?"

"Um, I think I should sit down and hear the full story," Robin tells them, still feeling unnerved about what she just walked in on. "Now, let's start at the beginning, shall we?"

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Craig, please come in," Brandy tells Craig, as he opens the door to her office at the hospital. "I've been expecting you."

"Thanks," Craig replies to her, trying to keep his heartrate down as much as possible, even though he is sweating at what is about to happen. He knows that he is about to get his blood work back; he hasn't been able to stop thinking about sleeping with Chip in Las Vegas, unprotected, and then learning that Chip is HIV positive. The entire string of events has been a blur to him, he just hopes that his blood work comes back okay.

"Do you want some water or something?" Brandy asks him, as he sits across from him.

"No," he quickly shakes his head back to her. "I just want to get this over and done with. You said you had my blood results?"

"I do," Brandy nods back to him. "I'm not sure how to tell you this."

"Tell me what? Please, Victoria, just say it."

"Okay," Brandy replies to him. "Your blood work shows that you're HIV positive. I'm sorry Craig, but you have HIV," she advises him, as Craig feels the blood drain from his face and his heart sink into the pit of his stomach.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Bob and Kim's picture leaks into the Sun
- Robbie surprises Brooke
- A rain storm changes things in the Gen Next House

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