Episode 571 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: November 06, 2019

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- After listening to the device Bob used to brainwash Felicia, Tyler arrived at Robin and Adam's engagement party looking for Bob and Kim
- Helen got drunk while seeing Adam and Robin together
- Robbie spied a close moment between Kim and Greg and wondered what was going on
- Vinny vowed revenge on Tyler and Daisy for their affair
- Dawn and Cheresa grew closer
- Lukas and Donovan continued to support Craig through his illness. Shane, meanwhile reviewed Craig's medical file and realized that he isn't ill at all

The Pampa Grill

Tyler grits his teeth as he looks through the restaurant over at Bob, who is taking a sip of his champagne at the engagement party for Robin and Adam. He still can't believe that he finally heard that stupid device he found in Bob's office and it revealed that he and Kim brainwashed Felicia into believing she started the fire at the boutique last year; this entire year Felicia's life has been spent in Raven's Meadow and it has been for nothing. He starts to walk quickly over to his rival.

"You son of a bitch," Tyler spits to Bob when he arrives at his rival. "How could you?"

"Tyler?" Bob asks him looking at him. Bob can immediately tell that he must have finally figured out how to play the device which makes Bob immediately regret not taking it away from him when he saw it on Tyler's desk. He quickly starts to realize that he has to try to make things right before they get out of control. "I'm not sure I know why you're upset, but we can talk about this. How about we go to Roboto? We can take one of these bottles of champagne and celebrate the success of the Gen Next House?"

"I don't want to go anywhere with you," Tyler angrily tells him. "And, it's over. It's all over. I quit your stupid company. And when I'm done with you, you won't have anything left."

"Tyler, please," Bob pleads with him. "This is nor the time or place. This is a party to celebrate the success of a young couple. Come on, we can go and talk about this."

Bob reaches for Tyler's arm, but Tyler revokes and punches Bob quickly in the face. Bob falls back and tries to hide from the crowd, but Dominick happens to see some commotion in the corner. "I'll let you slide for that one," Bob looks at his hand and sees the blood on it. "But you do that again, and …"

"And what?" Tyler asks him. "You'll brain wash me into forgetting what I know?"

"What the hell is going on over here?" Dominick asks as he comes up to his son. "Tyler, what has gotten into you?"

"This is none of your business," Bob spits back to Dominick.

"Like hell it isn't," Tyler replies to him. "You don't think my Dad has a right to know what you've done?"

"Would someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?" Dominick folds his arms across his chest.

"I'll tell you," Tyler looks at his father. "Bob brainwashed Mom into believing she started the fire; she's innocent, Bob did all of this as a cover up!"

***

"Kim, wait up," Robbie calls out to his stepmother, who appears to be headed to the doorway. Robbie recalls how earlier in the evening he saw Kim and Bob in what appeared to be a fight, and then he saw Kim holding Greg Lawson's hand. He has no idea what is going on with her but he has to get to the truth; he doesn't want his father to be pulled into her web of lies again.

"Robbie, I'm actually in a hurry," Kim turns to face him, knowing that she and Bob agreed to leave the party to try to stop Tyler from listening to the device that proves they brainwashed Felicia. She knows that they have to stop him or their entire futures could be up in the air.

"This will only take a minute and it's important," Robbie tells her. "I have to know what's going on."

Kim arches her eyebrow back to him. "I'm afraid I have no idea what you're speaking about, Robbie."

"I saw you," Robbie replies to her. "I saw you and Greg earlier. What was going on between the two of you?"

Kim gulps knowing that she told Greg that they couldn't kiss anymore but when he got a cryptic note from work, she flirted with him again in hopes of finding out if something was going on with Felicia. She didn't realize that Robbie had spotted her, however. "I don't know what you think you saw, but there is absolutely nothing going on between Greg and I."

"Are you sure? Because, we both know your history with other men while being married to my father," Robbie snaps back at her.

"You mean, when you used me to get revenge on your father?" Kim asks him. "Don't answer that, I don't have time for this Robbie. For the last time, there is nothing going on between Greg and I, and you'd be best to mind your own business."

Before Robbie can reply, Kim walks away from him quickly. She is about to leave for the exit, but she decides to walk to the restroom first, so she can splash some water on her face. Robbie, meanwhile, watches her and sighs heavily.

"I don't think so Kim," he whispers to himself. "If you're cheating on my father, I will find out and stop you. My family depends on it."

***

Natasha moves up to the bar and grabs another glass of champagne as her mind races about seeing Kim and Bob fighting earlier. She has no idea what her best friend and father could be up to now, but she hopes that her Dad doesn't get hurt by Kim any further. They've had enough hurt to last them a life time.

She turns around and takes a sip of her bubbles when she sees Shane walking quickly up to her. "Shane, I didn't think you were going to make it because of work," Natasha tells her ex-husband.

"Yea, I wanted to wish Robin and Adam my best," he tells her, as he looks over and sees the happy couple dancing together. He looks back at Natasha with intent. "Look, is your sister here? I really need to talk to Victoria."

Natasha arches her eyebrow. "Victoria? No, I don't think I've seen her. Why, what's going on?"

Shane recalls how he was at the hospital and he reviewed Craig's medical file at his request and he realized that Craig actually doesn't have HIV at all. He has no idea how or why Victoria misdiagnosed him or why she has been giving him drugs that he doesn't need, but he has to find out. He has to get to the bottom of this before he tells Craig the truth.

"It's just work related," Shane replies to her, knowing that he can't tell anyone what he knows until he has spoken to Victoria. "It's urgent that I find her though."

"If I see her, I'll let her know," Natasha tells him. "By the way, have you heard from Jacob?"

"No, why?"

"So you don't know then?"

"Know what?"

"The reason I went into labour is because I got a text message from him," Natasha reveals to him. "He told me he's engaged."

"What?" Shane gasps back to her. "I didn't even know he was dating a girl! Who is he engaged too?"

"That's what I'd like to know," Natasha nods back to him. "We have to find out who our son wants to marry, and we have to do it before we get an announcement that he's married her!"

***

"How is your Mom doing?" Cheresa ask Dawn as they walk around outside the restaurant. They were both getting warm from all the body heat inside, so they decided to go for a little walk together.

Dawn sighs at the question from Cheresa as she recalls seeing Helen drunk; she knows that something must be upsetting Helen because she rarely drinks. "She was tipsy, but I saw my Dad take her to a booth so she could rest and drink some water. I'm not sure what is upsetting her but something must be because she was drunk."

"Do you think she wanted to get back together with your Dad and that's why she's upset? I mean, his engagement to Robin?"

Dawn shrugs her shoulders. "I mean, I guess? She wasn't saying much but that might be a good guess. Part of me wishes that they were getting back together."

"I know that," Cheresa replies to her. "Just know that everything will work out the way it is supposed to."

"Thanks," Dawn nods back to her. "This is nice, us leaning on one another. I could get used to it."

"Yea?" Chersea asks her as they stop walking and look at one another. "Cause, I like it too."

"Really? How much do you like it?"

Cheresa chuckles back to her. "This much," she says leaning in and giving Dawn a tender kiss on the lips. "I like you, Dawn."

"I like you, Cheresa," Dawn smiles back to her. "Come on, let's go inside. It's chilly out here."

***

"You and Chris looked pretty chummy earlier," Daisy tells Trenyce before she takes a sip of her champagne. Daisy recalls seeing her niece and Chris drinking and laughing together earlier in the evening. After everything they have been through, the sight brought a smile to Daisy's face, especially considering everything she and Vinny are going through.

"You saw us?" Trenyce blushes a little. "Things are well for us right now. I'm just trying to take everything one day at a time, and not get too ahead of myself."

"That's smart of you," Daisy nods back to her. "You never know when things will take a wrong turn."

"Are you talking about you and Vinny now?"

Daisy takes another sip of her champagne. "It's just odd you know," Daisy begins to reply to her. "I'm here and I see how happy Adam and Robin are, and I remember Vinny and I being that happy together once upon a time. Now, he can't even look at me. I don't know where we went wrong."

"Life got in the way," Trenyce tells her. "You were dealt a pretty raw hand learning about Frederick and Jemma. You two just grew apart."

"You're being too easy on me," Daisy says back to her. "I cheated on my husband. I am at fault."

"It's not too late to make amends," Trenyce tells her. "Maybe there's still hope."

"No," Daisy shakes her head. "I don't think that anymore. I just have to find a way to move on."

"Just do me a favor," Trenyce replies to her. "Don't rush into anything with Tyler. You need to give yourself time to get over your marriage, and maybe give your marriage another chance if Vinny comes around."

Daisy uneasily smiles back to her. "He wants to get revenge on me, so I doubt that will happen, but I understand what you're saying."

"Good," Trenyce smiles back to her. "Because, like we said before, Vinny won't do anything to cause you pain. He's not that type of guy."

Daisy looks back at her and takes a sip of her champagne. "Yea, you're right. Of course, your'e right."

The Victors Mansion; Vinny's Home

Vinny walks up to the bar in his living room and pours a double scotch. He takes a sip of it while he looks into the raging flames in the fire place. He walks up to the mantel and picks up a picture of him and Daisy from their wedding day. He slowly traces his finger over Daisy's face before moves back away from the mantel. He turns around and throws the picture into the flames, causing the glass to shatter.

He takes a long sip of his scotch and sighs heavily as it goes down. "Damn you," he whispers to himself. "You betrayed me in the worst possible way, and I won't let you get away with it."

Vinny runs his hand through his hair, as he tries to think of a way to get back at Daisy and Tyler for what they have done to him. He hates that every time he goes anywhere, he can feel people staring at him and talking about him behind his back. It's bad enough that Daisy slept with Tyler, but it's worse because the affair was revealed in a public manner. Everyone knows that she played him for a fool; everyone knows that she betrayed their marriage vows and lied to him for months.

"No," he shakes his head. "I will make you pay. I will make both of you pay. The only question is, how?"

The Towers, Floor Eleven; Craig's Condo

"You look better than the last time I was here," Lukas tells Craig as he walks into the living room with a tray of tea. Lukas sets the tray down on the coffee table and pours Craig a cup. "Here, drink this."

"Thank you," Craig accepts the tea. "And, I have to admit, I am starting to feel better. These new pills Victoria prescribed for me are really working."

"That's good," Donovan nods back to them, recalling how Lukas suspected that Victoria had an ulterior motive for giving Craig drugs that would make him feel bad. He still can't imagine that his sister would do such a thing. "My sister is a good doctor, she knows what she is doing."

Lukas rolls his eyes and sits next to Craig. "Can we do anything else to make you feel better?" he asks him, as he puts his arm around Craig a little, causing Donovan to sit up in his chair. "We are here to help."

Craig looks back at Lukas their eyes lock for a moment. Lukas feels the spark between them but moves his eyes away from Craig's. "No, you guys just being here means everything to me. I couldn't ask for better friends."

Lukas takes a sip of his tea, while Donovan looks over at them and wonders why he feels jealous seeing them together. It's crazy, he tells himself. Craig is sick and Lukas and I are very happy together.

"We feel the same way about you," Donovan uneasily smiles back to them. "You are one of our best friends, and you always will be, isn't that right Lukas?"

"Uh, yea," Lukas nods back to them, as he wasn't expecting Donovan to call him out. "One of our very best friends."

The Pampa Grill

Andy grabs a sparkling water and looks up to the main stage where Nicholas is standing next to Robin and Adam, as he is about to toast the couple in front of all of the guests at the party. He takes a sip of his drink and shuts his eyes for a moment, thinking about the kiss that he and Nicholas shared at the church a couple of weeks earlier; of course, Nicholas told him that it could never happen again, but Andy hasn't been able to get it out of his mind. He knows that Nicholas is a priest so nothing can ever happen, but he still can't help but be very attracted to him.

"Get yourself together," Andy whispers to himself. "He's a priest. You know that he is off limits. You have to work with him, but nothing else can ever happen."

Andy takes another drink, trying to get his mind off Nicholas and how great his lips tasted. He looks up to the stage when he hears Nicholas' voice on the microphone.

"Ladies and gentlemen," Nicholas addresses the crowd. "If I could have your attention please. I'd like to make a toast to the reason we are all here tonight: Robin and Adam, and their engagement."

The crowd whispers in awe of how good Robin and Adam look next to one another, as they smile into one another's eyes. "We are celebrating their upcoming union, and I, for one, can't be happier for my sister and her future husband. Not everyone in this life can find such love, so it should be celebrated when two beings come together. If everyone could raise their glass in unison," he says as the crowd lifts their glasses. "To Robin and Adam, may they live happily ever after."

"To Robin and Adam," the crowd says after him as they all start to drink.

In the back booth, Helen, who has sobered up, leans forward and rolls her eyes. "I can't take this," she whispers to herself, seeing how happy Robin and Adam look next to one another. She grabs her purse and finds her car keys. "I have to get out of here. I have to get away from Adam," she tells herself, knowing that she sees Adam and her in bed every time she closes her eyes. The memories are haunting her.

***

"You did what?" Dominick asks Bob, livid from Tyler's confession that Bob was brainwashing Felicia. "How could you be so cruel? Wait, don't answer that, I already know what you're capable of. But you've gone too far this time, Bob! I will make you pay for what you've done!"

"Oh shut up," Bob spits back to them. "First of all, I did no such thing. You have no proof of anything. You're just grasping at straws."

"You won't get away with this," Tyler tells him. "I know the truth, and you will pay for this!"

"I'm not going to stand here and listen to this," Bob pushes himself past them. "You two, you stay the hell away from me, or you will answer to me!"

"What are we going to do?" Dominick asks Tyler.

"Let him go," Tyler tells his father. "I'm going to the police with what I know. And Bob will spend the rest of his life in jail."

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