Episode 556 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: August 04, 2019

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Abby broke up a close moment between Andrew & Paige in the Gen Next House, while Cheresa realized that Max liked Paige
- Tyler found the device Bob & Kim used to brainwash Felicia with, but had no idea what it was; Kim covered but told Bob it was time to leak the picture of Tyler and Daisy kissing
- Daisy released new campaign ads in hope of expressing how much more experience she has in politics compared to Robbie as the election date neared
- Natasha was miffed when Cory, once again, refused to accept Bob's offer to buy Wild Night
- Brandy told Craig that he was HIV positive

The Sugarbowl

Trenyce frantically sits in the back booth of the coffee house with her face glued to her phone. She can't believe what is in front of her: the morning copy of the Twin Peaks Sun has a large picture of Daisy and Tyler kissing on it. Trenyce can't believe that her Aunt and her former lover have been having an affair; there's no other rationale of the picture. Daisy and Tyler look so close, so together in the picture; it makes Trenyce's stomach turn.

She finally looks up when she sees Vinny walking into the Sugarbowl. He has a slight smile on his face, which leads Trenyce to believe that he doesn't know what is going on yet. Vinny, meanwhile, walks up to the barista as other customers look at him. He orders his coffee and immediately sees Trenyce in the back booth.

"Morning Trey," he says coming up to her. "How are you today? You know the election is tomorrow, right? Don't forget to vote."

"I havent forgotten," she manages to say back to him. "You seem like you're in a really good mood today."

"I am," Vinny nods back to her, thinking about how he and Daisy finally shared a kiss the previous day. Finally, after months of going back and forth, he finally feels like his marriage is back on track. "Things are going well."

Trenyce gulps as Vinny's phone pings. "I take it you haven't seen the morning paper then?"

"No, why?" Vinny replies to her as he looks at his phone. "Wait, what the hell is this?"

"I tried to tell you..." Trenyce says as he locks eyes on him.

Vinny sees the incoming text message and feels the blood drain from his face. The image of of Daisy and Tyler kissing is there on his screen, looking back at him. "What the hell is this?" he asks as he looks back at Trenyce. "Daisy and Tyler Robertson?"

Roboto; Bob's Office

"I know it's early, but this is cause for celebration," Kim has a beaming smile across her face as she walks into Bob's office and throws a copy of the Twin Peaks Sun down onto his desk despite a loud clap of thunder booming outside. The front page of the Sun is the picture that Kim took of Daisy and Tyler kissing at their wedding; Kim knows that she asked Bob to leak the photo because Tyler found the device they used to brainwash Felicia with, but she was able to cover as to what it actually is. She knows that Tyler can never find out the truth, and now with this picture being exposed he will be occupied with this personal drama so he can forget about the damn device.

"I couldn't agree more," Bob stands up and looks at his wife as lightning flashes across the sky. "I can't believe he found the device; you were right that we had to leak this picture now. And, we have to destroy that thing once and for all."

Kim chuckles back to him. "I told you, nothing will stop us from keeping our secret. And, I meant that."

"You know, I was just looking at the initial reviews of the Gen Next House, and they are huge," Bob informs her. "Another reason that we should be celebrating today."

"Let's open some champagne and make love all afternoon long," Kim purses her lips together as he leans over the desk to kiss her, thrilled by her idea.

"I think that can be arranged," he winks back to her as he moves to the door and locks it before turning around and coming up to his wife to kiss her passionately again as the rain continues to pour outside.

The Calimo Mansion; The Guest House aka the Gen Next House

Another loud clap of thunder can be heard outside, as the models of the Gen Next House lounge in the living room. Abby is playing on her phone, sort of upset that they can't have another pool party because she had a lot of fun outside the other day. She looks up when she sees Paige, Max and Cheresa standing up from their seats, wondering what is going on.

"We are going to go give Paige a little make over using some of the new Gen Next Roboto products upstairs," Cheresa informs them. "You guys can be the judges when we come back down?"

"Okay, that's fun!" Abby says, looking over and seeing Andrew sitting alone on the sofa reading a book. She realizes that this could be her time to make a move on him since Paige is going to be out of the room for a while.

"Yea, have fun," Andrew replies to them, still miffed that Paige hasn't come back around to forgiving him yet. The only reason he joined the cast of the Gen Next House was to be with his girlfriend all summer and that is clearly not happening. "Not that Paige needs a makeover."

Max shoots him a look of disgust before he moves up the stairs with the two girls, knowing that he doesn't want Andrew to get back together with Paige because he has taken an interest in her. Andrew looks back down at the book he is reading and wonders if he and Paige could get back together. He hates that he hurt her by his actions last fall involving Chris and Helen; he wants to do anything he can get back together with her.

"I'm surprised you didn't want to go for the make over," Andrew looks over to Abby, who watches him carefully.

"Do you think I need one?" she asks him shocked.

"Nah," he says. "It just seems like it would be something you'd be interested in."

Abby stands up and moves over to the sofa where he is sitting and sits next to him. "I'm interested in a lot of things."

"Oh yea?" he chuckles back to her. "Seems like you mean something in particular?"

Abby leans in and kisses him, but he pulls back immediately. "Whoa, I wasn't expecting that," he tells her as they lock eyes.

"Well, I heard you were single now and thought 'why not?'"

"I'm flattered, I really am," Andrew looks back at her. "But, the truth is, I'm still not over Paige. I don't want to lead you on thinking that something more could happen when I'm not sure it could. I've hurt enough people lately."

Abby uneasily nods back to him. "I get it," she tells him, disappointed that he is rejecting her. "I'm sorry I crossed that line."

***

Upstairs, Cheresa pulls Paige's hair out of the pony tail and starts brushing it as Paige looks in the large mirror in front of her. Max soon emerges holding cosmetics and drops them on the counter in front of Paige.

"Okay," Max laughs to them. "Someone is gonna have to explain what all of this stuff actually does!"

Paige giggles back to him. "I thought you lived with your Mom for a long time? Surely she had make up?"

"Not like this!" Max continues to laugh with them.

"We will give you the scoop," Cheresa winks at him.

"Thanks," he nods back to them. "Not that I think Paige needs any make up to look good, you do that naturally."

"Aww," Paige blushes to him. "You're so sweet."

Cheresa subtly rolls her eyes knowing that Max is flirting with her. "Okay, enough you two, or you'll have to get a room!"

"That wouldn't be a bad thing," Max winks back to Paige, who continues to blush. "Okay, what does this do?"

"It's called lipstick!" Paige laughs as she takes it from his hand, but the two of them lock eyes for a moment longer.

Wild Night

"I'm surprised it's this busy in here considering the hour of the day," Robbie tells Shane as they sit in a booth and have a coffee in front of them. They look around and see a number of people in the club, despite it being relatively early in the morning.

"Cory serving relatively easy breakfasts is helping," Shane replies to him. "I've come in before a shift at the hospital a number of times."

"Good to know," Robbie says back to him. "Look, I won't keep you long, I just wanted to let you know that I saw Victoria the other day."

Shane arches his eyebrow as he looks up at Robbie in surprise. He didn't think that Robbie would see Victoria again after she lashed out at him in February. "How did she seem?"

Robbie shrugs his shoulders. "Fine," he says. "Why, is something going on with her?"

Shane shakes his head, unsure if he should get into this with Robbie considering his history with Victoria, especially recently. "Nothing, I just know that she was upset about how she spoke to you at my birthday party."

"Yea, she was," Robbie admits to him. "Frankly, I had never seen that side of her before. It was rather jarring."

"Well, why did you go see her then?"

"To apologize," Robbie tells him. "I know that I crossed a line and I wanted her to know that I never meant to push her that far."

"That was nice of you," Shane replies to him. "I'm sure she appreciated that."

"I think so," Robbie says back to him. "We agreed to go back to being friends."

"That's great, I'm glad to hear it."

"Yea, me too," Robbie nods as he sees Brooke walk into the club and immediately move to the side where the stairs are that lead up to his offices for his campaign. "Oh, I see my campaign manager, I'm going to have to head off. Thanks for the coffee, chat soon?"

"Yea, sure," Shane smiles back to him. "Thanks for the update on Victoria."

***

"Can Cory even serve you at this hour of the day?" Andy asks Craig, who is downing another mimosa. Andy has never seen Craig drink so heavily this early before, so he knows that something is going on with his friend.

"I think he can because it's mixed with the oj," Lukas tells his friends, as he sits next to Donovan.

"But Craig, that is like your third already, what's the rush? Are you looking you get wasted today?" Donovan asks him uneasily. Like Andy, Donovan can tell that something is going on with his friend because it's not like Craig to be in such a rush to get wasted.

Craig finishes swallowing his drink before he looks at his friends; he hasn't slept since he got the news from Victoria that he is HIV positive. He still can't believe that his one night stand with Chip in Las Vegas has resulted in this; all he wanted to do was have a good time to forget the drama with Lukas and Donovan, and now his life will never be the same. All because of one stupid mistake he made.

"I need to forget," Craig finally tells his friends, as he looks down ashamed of what has happened.

"Forget what? You're scarring me a little," Andy admits to his friend. "What's going on?"

"Yea, you know you can tell us anything," Donovan replies to him. "What's up?"

"I hooked up with a guy when I was in Vegas," Craig admits to them as he slowly lifts his head back up.

"Yea, that figures. That happens a lot," Lukas smiles back to him not surprised by his admission.

"I was really drunk and I was stupid," Craig puts himself down. "God, I was so stupid!"

"Why do you say that?" Donovan asks him.

"I didn't use protection," Craig admits to them. "And, I heard from him since. Chip, the guy, he's positive."

"Oh Craig," Andy reaches over and grabs his hand. "Just because he's positive, doesn't mean…"

"No, that's where you're wrong," Craig cuts him off. "I was already tested. I'm positive too. My results came back positive. So yea, I need to drink to forget right now. I don't think any of you can really blame me!"

Lukas, Donovan and Andy all look at one another in total shock by what Craig just revealed to them. None of them really know the right words to say at this moment. Finally Andy looks over at Craig. "You know that we are here for you," he tells him. "Whatever you need, we are here. You won't go through this alone."

"Thanks," Craig manages a smile on his face. "But right now, I just need a drink. Can you please get me another?"

***

At the front bar, Natasha sips on some orange juice while Cory works on getting an order together. Natasha, being off work right now because of the pregnancy, has come to enjoy her time with Cory at the bar, despite her wanting him to still sell to Bob.

"I've been thinking about Jacob a lot lately," Natasha admits to him as she puts her juice down. "I haven't heard from him in a while. I hope he's okay."

Cory looks over as he passes the new order of drinks to the waitress. "He's a young man, I don't think contacting his mother is always going to be high on the to-do list."

Natasha chuckles back to him. "You're probably right, but I am still worried about him."

"If it'll make you feel better, I can reach out to him to ask to contact you."

"I'd like that, thank you," she smiles back to him. "I couldn't help but notice my Dad isn't giving up on you saying no to selling this place."

Cory sighs heavily recalling how Bob, once again, asked him to sell his club and, once again, Cory turned him down. "I know, and you know, I'm getting annoyed."

"Oh come on," Natasha replies to him. "He just doesn't like hearing no."

"Well, he's going to have to get used to it Nat, and so will you. I'm not selling my club, period. So, if I'm going to reach out to Jacob for you, you can tell your Dad that my decision is final, okay?"

Natasha puts her hands up in defeat. "Okay, I'm sorry I mentioned it."

***

Upstairs in Robbie's campaign office, Brooke paces around the room reading her phone with a smile on her face. Robbie soon opens the door and sees her.

"What's the smile about?" he asks her as he closes the door behind him. "I got your message, what's going on?"

"This," Brooke happily passes him her phone. "I can't believe you didn't see this yet."

Robbie's mouth opens in shock as he looks at the online version of the daily edition of the Sun, with Tyler and Daisy's picture plastered all over it. "My God," he gasps. "Is this true? Daisy is having an affair with Tyler Robertson?"

"I don't care if it's true or not," Brooke gleefully replies to him. "This couldn't have happened at a better time for us! Remember that weakness you wanted to expose? This is it!"

Robbie laughs and then picks her up and twirls her around. "You're right, this is amazing," he says as he sets her back down on the floor and their eyes lock. Before Robbie knows what he is doing, he is leaning in and kissing her passionately, and Brooke doesn't stop him.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Shane moves down the hallway of the hospital heading towards Victoria's office. After seeing Robbie, he wanted to ensure that she is doing okay because he knows what she went through when she was finally able to make Robbie realize that they will not get back together. Plus, he has be worried about her because she has been acting oddly since her near rape on the pier.

As he moves up to her office, he sees the door open a little. He moves up to the door and peers inside, seeing Victoria sitting at her desk. Only, she's not working. She's slowly rubbing her temples.

"Stay focused," she whispers to herself, loud enough for him to hear. "You are in control. You can fight through this headache. You are in control."

Shane moves away from the door and arches his eyebrow, wondering what Victoria is talking about.

Tyler's Townhouse

"Okay, okay, I'm coming," Tyler calls out as he rushes to the front door as he hears the doorbell ringing nonstop. He has no idea who is at his door but it is obviously urgent. He opens the door and sees Daisy standing there, which surprises him because the last time they saw one another she told him that they couldn't see one another again because she had to focus on her marriage. He has been trying to give her the space she needs, which has been difficult for him. "Daisy, I'm surprised to see you."

"You son of a bitch!" she yells as she storms past him and moves into the living room. "How could you do this to me?"

Tyler uneasily turns around to face her. "What are you talking about?"

"You know damn well what I'm talking about!" Daisy shrieks at him.

"No, I don't," Tyler admits to her. "I've been giving you your space the way you asked. I haven't come to see you or suggested we get together at all."

"Are you really going to stand there and tell me that you haven't seen today's edition of the Sun?"

"No, I haven't. Why?"

She opens her purse and throws him a copy of the newspaper. Tyler slowly unfolds it and is shocked by the picture of him and Daisy kissing. "What the hell is this?" he asks as he looks up in horror. "Who took this photo? And why did they release it to the paper?"

"That's what I'd like to know," Daisy fumes back to him. "Because, now my marriage and my career could be on the line! There's no way to keep this from Vinny, he's going to find out about us, Tyler. He's going to know that I slept with you."

The Sugarbowl

"We don't know all the details," Trenyce tries to tell a horrified Vinny, who continues to stare at his cell phone screen of the image of Daisy and Tyler kissing. "We shouldn't jump to conclusions."

"What do you mean we don't know all the details?" Vinny asks her. "It's pretty clear what the hell is happening here!"

"Vinny..."

"No, Trenyce," Vinny lashes out back at her. "This all makes so much sense now; the reason why Daisy has been so hot and cold with me, she's been having an affair! She's been sleeping with Tyler Robertson!"

"I don't know what to say."

"There is nothing to say," Vinny snaps back at her. "My wife has been fucking another man, and I had to find out about it in a newspaper article!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- It's Election Day!
- Andy asks a favor of Nicholas
- Trenyce confronts Tyler

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