Episode 561 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: September 08, 2019

 

Episode Theme song: "Wasted Love" City & Colour
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Andrew won a viewer's poll award in the Gen Next House and as a reward, he requested alcohol be served at the Summer Send-Off Dance
- Meggan & Brad decided to a weekend getaway at the Calimo Cabin unaware Jeff & Leah were headed there as well
- Craig's quick decline after being diagnosed with HIV left Lukas and Andy worried about him
- Cory saw Robbie and Brooke sharing a kiss
- Kim continued to flirt with Greg while learning information regarding Felicia

The Calimo Mansion; The Guesthouse, aka the Gen Next House

As the sun beats down outside by the pool, the Summer Send-Off Dance is in full swing and the models are already enjoying the alcohol that Andrew requested be present. In fact, most of them are already feeling the effects of the alcohol since they don't drink that often.

"Can you pass me another beer?" a shirtless Andrew asks Max, who is standing by the cooler, which is filled with beer, ciders and other beverages for the gang to enjoy. As Andrew waits for his beer, he recalls how the moderator advised that they only reason that they were allowed to have alcohol is because of all the cameras; they are being watched. Of course, Andrew knows that the higher ups at Roboto must have gotten a lot of good feedback from the viewers about wanting to see them drink, otherwise they would have said no.

"Sure," Max passes him a beer. "But, maybe take it easy after that? You've already had four."

"Yea, yea," Andrew chuckles as he walks over to a lounger and sits next to Cheresa, who is having a cider. "It's hard to believe this is all coming to an end, hey?" he tells her as "Small Talk" by Katy Perry plays on the stereo.

"It's gone by so fast," she nods back to him. "I almost can't believe it myself."

"Well, cheers, to a summer we won't soon forget."

"I'll drink to that," she slurs her words together.

Over at the cooler, Max looks at Paige, who is in a bikini top and jean cut offs. "How many ciders have you had already?"

Paige looks over at him with red eyes. "I…I don't know?" she admits to him, feeling the effects of the drinks.

"Oh my God guys, I love this song," Abby giggles as she takes a drink of her cider. "Let's go dance!"

"Actually," Max stops Paige from moving past him to follow Abby. "I was hoping we could have a moment alone? Can you come with me for a moment?"

Paige smiles back to him before she looks over his shoulder to see Abby and Cheresa dancing behind her. She wants to go dance with her friends, but she can tell that Max really needs to speak to her.

"Sure, Max, let's go into the living room," she replies to him as she turns and moves inside the Gen Next House. They enter the living room and she turns to face him before she finishes her cider. "So, what's up?"

Max looks back at Paige and feels his heart melt. He realizes that he only started to find Paige attractive because Abby told him that they would be good together, but he can't deny that he does care for her now. And, he knows that he shouldn't be telling her that but he can't help it, he wants her to know, even if it is coming from liquid courage.

"I have had such an amazing time this summer," he reveals to her. "I mean, I didn't think that this would be so much fun because of everything that was going on in my life before we came into this house."

"I've had a good time too," Paige says as her eyes suddenly start to feel heavy. "It's been fun."

"Yea, it has," Max moves closer to her. "And, spending time with you has been so amazing."

"You're a good guy."

"You think so?" he smiles back to her as he leans in to kiss her. She stops him and shakes her head no. "Sorry…"

"It's fine," she tells him, moving to the sofa to sit down. "It's just, I still care for Andrew. I don't want to lead you on."

"I get it," he sighs heavily. "I was just hoping that I could help you move on from that."

He turns around and uneasily smiles as he sees Paige asleep on the sofa. He moves closer to her and sits next to her, reaching for a small blanket on the sofa and covering her up.

"Get some rest," he whispers to her, feeling his eyes becoming heavy as well. "We have all the time in the world to be together."

***

Outside, Andrew looks at the house while Cheresa and Abby continue to dance. He wonders what is going on between Max and Paige inside; he knows that he should be trying to move on because Paige has told him they can't be together but he still cares for her. Their breakup is still very fresh for him

He looks over at the pool when he hears a loud splash and sees Cheresa in the water, with Abby squealing at her that she got wet. He smirks at Abby's reaction, which is usually over the top.

"That's fine you can have the pool," Abby laughs back to her. "I'll just chill with Andrew!"

Abby moves over to Andrew's lounger and looks at his toned chest, enjoying the view she has. "Do you need another beer?"

"Nah," he waves his hand. "I think I should slow down a bit. It's still early but I'm feeling it."

Abby giggles back to him. "Yea, me too," she purrs as she moves up to him. "I can't help but think you look really hot though."

Andrew can't help but check her out. "You're looking good too, Abby, but like I said, Paige…"

"Ugh," Abby groans to him. "She's with Max, can't you see that?"

"Are they together?"

Abby rolls on to her own lounger and feels the alcohol take over her heavy eyes. "Yea," she mumbles before she shuts her eyes.

"Damn, she passed right now," Cheresa says as she comes out of the water. "Looks like it's just you and I," she comes up to Andrew. "I'm going to head to the washroom. Be right back, you want anything?"

"Yea, I'll take that beer."

"Sounds good."

The Calimo Cabin

Leah pulls her large duffle bag out from the back of her Cadillac Escalade and puts it over her shoulder before she shuts the trunk closed. She looks around the yard of the Calimo cabin and breathes in the fresh air. She loves being in the fresh air, and the idea of coming to the cabin for the weekend was a great idea. She wishes that Jeff was with her, but he had a late meeting with Dominick that couldn't wait so he will join her in while.

She slowly moves up to the front door and is surprised to find it unlocked. "That's odd," she whispers to herself. "Usually they keep the cabin door locked."

She opens the door and moves inside the cabin, dropping the bag at her feet. "I guess I can make myself at home while I wait for Jeff to arrive."

"Brad, is that you?" Meggan asks as she comes out of the kitchen and stops dead in her tracks at the sight of Leah. She had expected Brad, who was running late to join her at the cabin for the weekend away. "What are you doing here?"

Leah arches her eyebrow. "I was just going to ask you the same thing. What are you doing here?"

The Sugarbowl

Jeff storms into the coffeehouse trying to get a coffee before he starts his long drive up to the Calimo cabin to spend the weekend with Leah. As he grabs his coffee, he moves to the coffee bar but turns and sees Brad walking into the coffeehouse. He turns to ignore him, but in the back of his mind he can't help but think about how Brad is the father of Meggan's child. Jeff realizes that he doesn't have a reason to be upset about this, but the fact of the matter is, based on how far along Meggan is, Brad would have been in the picture last fall when he and Meggan were last together.

As Jeff turns around, Brad is approaching the coffee bar with his coffee. "You're in my way," Jeff grits his teeth at him.

"I think the phrase is, excuse me," Brad rolls his eyes back to Jeff. "I'm not sure what I've done to piss you off, but I'm in a hurry."

"I'm sure you are," Jeff replies to him. "Look, I don't think we should sugar coat this anymore. I know you were with Meggan when I was still with her. And you know what, that's a lousy thing to do."

Brad turns around and smirks to him. "Aren't you happily married, Jeff? Why don't you act like it for once?"

"You son of a bitch," Jeff moves closer to him, thinking he should punch Brad.

"Guys, guys, enough, okay?" Lukas says as he rushes up to them and gets in the middle of them. He had been ordering a coffee when he heard the verbal attacks starting; the last thing he wanted to have happen is a fight break out between them. "Jeff, walk it off, it's not worth it."

"You're right," Jeff shakes his head in disgust. "He's not worth it."

Before Brad can reply, Jeff storms off with his coffee in his hand. He looks back at Meggan's brother and shrugs his shoulder. "I have no idea why he hates me so much."

Lukas chuckles back to him. "You're kidding right? You know that Jeff and Meggan were super tight once."

"Yea, along time ago."

"Can I ask you a question and be honest with me?"

"Uh, sure?" Brad nods back to him unsure of what Lukas could ask him.

"I don't want to call my sister a liar, but I've never believed you were the father of her baby. Are you really the Dad?" Lukas asks him as Brad feels the blood drain from his face. "I ask because I know Jeff and Meggan were together last fall."

"Of course I am," Brad sneers back to him, knowing that he has to keep up the lie for Meggan's sake. "And, if you don't believe me, you are calling your sister a liar. And, you can be the one to tell her that."

Before Lukas can reply, it's Brad's turn to storm out of the coffeehouse. Lukas sighs heavily wondering what kind of mess Meggan got herself into.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Lukas told me that Craig isn't doing so well," Donovan tells Andy as they sit next to one another in the waiting room of hospital, as they came to support Craig who is getting another treatment for his HIV. Donovan recalls how Lukas told him that Craig is already suffering from the disease, which is shocking because he just got the diagnosis.

"Yea, he was in pretty rough shape the other day," Andy replies to him. "Lukas and I, we are worried about him. It's weird that he is being impacted so quickly."

"Lukas also told me that Victoria told Craig that it is just his body reacting to the drugs in his system," Donovan reveals to him. "Which I guess makes sense, I just hope that it doesn't last long."

"You and I both," Andy nods back to him. "I guess in the meantime, all we can do is be there for Craig."

"Yea, that's exactly what we have to do."

***

In a medical exam room, Craig lays on the bed and over to Victoria. He has some sweat forming on his forehead and he has rather large bags under his eyes. He still doesn't feel great, despite Victoria telling him that the effects of the new drugs shouldn't last too long. He needs to know how long this will last because he doesn't want it to go on for very long.

"I'm still feeling really awful," Craig tells her, as Brandy, who is still in control of Victoria, turns around to face him. "I was hoping that my body would have been used to the drugs by now."

"Everybody reacts a little differently," Brandy purses her lips together. "The good news is you are off the injection medication. You're now on the pills, and they are not as harsh to your system as the other medication."

Craig sighs knowing that it wasn't the answer he was hoping for. He was hoping that Victoria would tell him that he will feel better immediately. "I know, I just don't know how much longer I can handle feeling this bad."

"I can give you another prescription to help with the nauseous feelings if you'd like," she replies to him quickly.

"Yea, that'd be great."

"Okay, I'll be right back," Brandy says before she leaves the room for a moment.

The door opens and Shane happens to walk by. "Craig?" he asks walking in to the room. "Hey, you don't look so good. Is everything okay?"

"No," Craig shakes his head back to him. "Nothing is okay and I have no idea how to fix this."

Roboto; Bob's Office

"Damn, those kids are falling asleep," Kim whispers to herself as she sits at Bob's desk looking at the live feed of the Gen Next House on her tablet. "They need to be awake or this Summer Send-Off will be a bust."

She looks up when she hears a faint knock on the door. It opens and she sees Greg appear with a grin on his face.

"Greg, what are you doing here?" she asks him as she stands up from the desk. She doesn't mind flirting with him to get information on Felicia, but it has to be under her terms, not his. She has to keep him in line.

"It had been awhile since we saw one another, and if I'm honest, I couldn't get it out of my head," he reveals to her, as he recalls thinking about how he kissed her on her cheek. He knows that he's on the verge of having an affair with her, but Greg can't help but want her.

Kim chuckles back to him. "It's been on my mind too," she admits to him, knowing he has to lead him on so she can continue to have access to information on Felicia. "How could it not be?"

Greg moves closer to her and looks at the desk, seeing a wedding picture of Kim and Bob. "You look beautiful, like always," he tells her before they lock eyes. "But your husband…"

"What about him?" Kim asks him back.

"He's…older than you," Greg tells her as he continues to look into her eyes. "Don't you sometimes want the endurance of a man your own age?"

"Sex isn't everything," she replies to him.

"But it is important."

"Very."

"You're teasing me again," he chuckles back to her. She puts her hand on his face.

"I do find you attractive, but I'm a married woman."

He leans in and kisses her passionately on the lips. At the door, Bob watches in horror as his new wife locks lips with Greg. He rushes off unseen, shocked by what he witnessed. Could Kim really be cheating on him ... again? Kim, meanwhile, pushes Greg off her.

"That can't happen," she tells him quickly. "This is my husband's office! He could walk in at any time."

"But you did like the kiss, didn't you?" he winks back to her. "I get it. I'll leave, but this is just the start, Kim."

Wild Night; The Offices

Robbie lays on the ground with a sheet covering him, but his bare, toned, chest is exposed. Next to him is Brooke, who is trying to catch her breath after what just happened; they were getting ready to pack up the office so Robbie could move into City Hall when they shared another kiss. One thing lead to another and they ended up having hot, intense sex with one another. Brooke doesn't know how to feel right now; on one hand, the sex with Robbie was amazingly good, but on the other hand, she has, once again, cheated on her husband.

"You're quiet," Robbie whispers to her as he leans up a little. "How are you doing?"

Brooke leans up, keeping her body covered, and sighs. "We shouldn't have done that. I'm married to Greg and if he ever found out I cheated again…"

"Again?" Robbie asks her back in surprise. "It's not your first affair?"

Brooke shakes her head back to him. "The first one happened a long time ago, but it happened. I don't think he's ever really forgave me."

"Don't you see," Robbie grabs her hand. "That's why you feel this connection with me. I'm not holding anything against you."

"Connection?" Brooke gasps back to him. "We had sex. We aren't in love, Robbie. You have to realize that."

"Sex is a connection," Robbie replies to her. "I'm not saying we are in love, but I am saying I feel something for you."

"Well that ends now," Brooke snaps back at him. "And, you better keep your mouth shut about this because there's no way Greg can find out about this. I refuse to lose my marriage, do you understand me?"

Robbie uneasily nods back to her. "I get it, I get it."

"Good," Brooke stands up. "Now, help me find my clothes."

***

Downstairs, Cory pours himself a scotch from behind the bar and quickly takes a drink of it, his mind racing about walking up stairs to his office only to see Robbie and Brooke kissing in the campaign head office. Now, his mind is racing about what this could mean for him and his night club.

"Damn you," he whispers to himself. "If this affair gets out, Robbie will be in hot water because of Brooke's marriage to Greg."

He takes another long drink of the scotch. "If that happens, Wild Night's name will be tarnished, and what will I be left with? Nothing. No one will want to come here anymore. Why would anyone come to place that the new mayor slept with a married woman? God, this awful."

He firmly sets the glass down on the bar and sighs heavily. "I guess you win Bob, you'll get my club after all because I have to sell now. I have no other fucking choice."

The Calimo Cabin

"Are you going to answer me?" Leah asks Meggan as she moves closer to the pregnant woman. "What are you doing here?"

"Brad and I decided we needed a break and thought we'd use the cabin for the weekend," Meggan replies to her quickly. "Why are you here?"

"Jeff and I had the same idea," Leah purses her lips together. "He's running late, however."

"Jeff is coming here?" Meggan asks her back, thinking that the last thing she needs right now is to see Jeff; it's been hard enough keeping the secret of the baby's paternity without seeing Jeff all the time.

Leah nods back to her. "He's probably already on his way or I'd call him to tell him I'll come home. You and Brad, you can stay for the weekend. Jeff and I won't intrude."

"You can't call him, there's no cell service up here."

"I know," Leah uneasily chuckles. "I'll wait until he gets here then we'll go home together. Don't worry, in your condition, I won't make you drive home again. But, are you sure you should spend the weekend here? You must be close to your due date."

"Don't worry about me," Meggan snaps at her. "I don't want to see Jeff, I can't see him."

Leah arches her eyebrow. "Why? Has something happened?"

"No," Meggan replies quickly. "I just ….ahhh!"

"Meggan? What is it? What's wrong?" Leah asks as she rushes up to her. "Are you okay?"

Meggan looks back at her in fear. "No," she manages to say as she holds her stomach. "My water just broke. I'm in labour!"

The Calimo Mansion; The Guest House aka Gen Next House

Andrew looks at Abby, who is fast asleep on the lounger despite the loud music still playing. He realizes that she must be drunk and has to sleep off the buzz. He looks behind him and sees no movement in the house; he realizes that Paige and Max must also be taking a nap.

"Some dance this turned out to be," he quips to himself as he slowly starts moving towards the cooler to grab another beer. Cheresa went inside to the washroom and was supposed to get him another drink but she is taking too long. "I want another beer, I won't let you fans down!"

As he walks around the pool, he doesn't see a large puddle of water from when Cheresa jumped into water earlier. Andrew's foot hits the water and causes him to lose his balance. He falls down, hitting his head on the side of the pool which knocks him unconscious, and his body then rolls into the pool. He lays face first in the water as the blue water slowly turns red from his head injury.

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