Episode 572 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: November 07, 2019

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Tyler and Dominick confronted Bob about brainwashing Felicia. Bob denied it and left the engagement party. Tyler told his father that he was going to send Bob to jail
- Kim told Robbie nothing was going on between her and Greg
- Shane learned that Jacob was engaged from Natasha. Shane, also, learned that Victoria falsely diagnosed Craig with HIV
- Brandy, still posing as Victoria, gave Barbara electroshock therapy
- Andy longed for Nicholas, who toasted Adam and Robin. Helen saw the toast and left the party
- Abby convinced Max to help her break up Paige & Andrew
- Brad worried about Abby being around Max during the Gen Next House

Helen's BMW

Helen grips the steering wheel of her BMW as she drives quickly on the streets of Twin Peaks. She was at the Pampa Grill trying to celebrate Adam and Robin's engagement party, but she had to leave because she couldn't handle being there anymore. She was trying her best to be happy for Adam, but seeing him happy with Robin was too much for her; every time she looked at him, she was reminded of their recent night of passionate love making together. Helen knows that Adam told her that it was a mistake because he is in love with Robin, but she can't help but still have feelings, very strong feelings, for her ex-husband.

"It's over now," she tells herself as she tries to focus on the road. "I can make an excuse when it comes time for the wedding. I can't be there, I just can't be there."

Helen shakes her head as a tear strolls down her cheek. "Damn it," she tells herself. "I have to get it together. I can't fall apart. I have to be strong. I love Adam and I just want him to be happy. I have to get my feelings under control! I have too."

Bob's Lexus

A fuming Bob looks out the window of his Lexus as he speeds back to the Calimo Mansion, his mind racing about how Tyler has figured out that he and Kim brainwashed Felicia into believing that she started the fire at the Robertson Enterprises boutique last year. Tyler got so mad that he actually punched Bob; the blood is still slowly dripping down his face. Bob has a Kleenex on his nose, which is slowly turning red from the blood. He can't believe that Tyler has learned the truth; everything that he and Kim have worked towards could be ruined now, all because of that damn device.

"Why didn't I destroy it when I had the chance?" he asks himself in frustration. "Or, take it away from Tyler when I saw it on his desk? I can't believe I was stupid enough to think about turning Kim in. This is all my fault."

He continues to focus on the road as his mind now tries to wonder how he can stop this snowball from turning into an avalanche. "Kim and I, we have to get our stories straight," he says to himself. "Actually, I should go back and get her. The sooner we meet to discuss this, the better."

He slowly pulls off to the side of the road and prepares to do a u-turn. He checks to make sure it is clear, which it is, so he completes his u-turn and starts driving back the other direction. He drops his bloody Kleenex, however, which causes him to look down while he reaches for another Kleenex….

Meanwhile, in Helen's vehicle, she continues to drive as another tear flows from her eye. "I have to keep it together," she says to herself, as she hears her cell phone chime with a new text message. She reaches over to the passenger seat into her purse and grabs her phone. She sees the message from Adam. "You left without saying goodbye - we'll chat tomorrow about everything."

Helen drops the phone and looks back on the road but let's out a blood curling scream as Bob's vehicle heads right towards hers! The two cars crash head on and spiral out of control. Once the vehicles come to a complete stop, smoke emerges from both of the engines. Inside both vehicles, Bob and Helen lay unconscious in their airbags, with blood escaping their open head wounds.

The Pampa Grill

"I can't tell you how proud I am of you," Dominick looks over at Tyler, as they still stand in the back corner of the restaurant away from the rest of the engagement party. As Dominick looks over at his son, he can't help but recall that they are not exactly on the best of terms right now because of his role in Blake's death last year, but he has to feel like this could be a positive step for them to, possibly, getting back on track in their relationship. "You stood up to Bob Calimo for what he has done to this family."

Tyler looks back at his father with a heavy sigh. He can't believe that he went to work, and successfully launched the Gen Next House, with Bob Calimo, only to find out that he was brainwashing his mother into believing that she started a fire. He feels like a fool, to say the least.

"You know how much Mom means to me," Tyler replies to him. "There's no way in hell I was going to let Bob get away with what he did to her! I still can't believe that he brainwashed her to believing that she started the fire. Do you know what this mean?"

"Your mother has been in a hospital for the better part of a year for no reason…"

"Exactly," Tyler fumes back to him. "Bob has to pay for what he has done. We have to go to Simona Lopez, she has to arrest Bob immediately."

"I have a better idea," Dominick looks over and sees Kim emerge from the washroom. "Let's go have a little chat with Kimberly. She has some explaining to do as well, because you know that Bob didn't work alone on this."

"My God, you're right," Tyler nods back to him, as they start to walk up to Kim. "How could you? How could you do this to Blake's grandmother?'

"What are you talking about?" a stunned Kim asks him, wondering what he is talking about.

"Brainwashing Felicia into believing she started the fire at the boutique," Tyler quickly replies to her.

"That's right Kim, we know the truth, now start talking," Dominick advises her. "Or, we're going to the police."

***

"Eva, I'm glad I found you," Shane announces to her as Eva is grabbing another glass of champagne from the bar. Shane knows that he has to find Victoria because he learned that she misdiagnosed Craig with HIV; he has no idea how or why this happened, but he is desperate to seek answers from her.

"Are you?" Eva asks him before she takes a sip of her bubbles. "Are you having a good time at the party? Robin and Adam should do look happy together."

"Yes, they do," Shane nods back to her. "Look, the reason I need to speak to is you has to do with Victoria. Have you seen her?"

"She's working at Raven's Meadow this evening," Eva informs him. "She wasn't able to make the party. Why? What is going on?"

Shane sighs and runs his hand through his hair. "Shane? You're starting to scare me, what is it? What's going on with Victoria?" Eva asks him, seeing the worry on his face.

"This has to stay between you and I," he replies to her as she nods back to him. "But, I discovered something today, something about Victoria and it has me very worried about her."

"You've been worried about her since her near rape in the winter, but she has said she is fine. At some point, we have to start taking her word for it, don't you think?"

"Craig Benton was diagnosed with HIV," Shane informs her. "Victoria diagnosed him and she started giving him drug treatments that caused him to become very ill."

"Goodness, I had no idea that he was ill. I'm not sure what this has to do with my daughter, however."

"That's the thing," Shane continues to tell her. "Craig got very sick very quickly, so I offered to review his medical file."

"Okay?"

"He doesn't have HIV," Shane shocks Eva. "Victoria misdiagnosed him, and therefore was giving him drugs he didn't need."

Eva feels the blood drain from her face in shock by what he is telling her. Why would her daughter misdiagnose a patient? That doesn't make any sense.

"That doesn't make any sense!"

"I know," Shane replies to her. "That's why I have to find Victoria. I have to figure out what is going on here, because there must be more to this story."

"Yes, you're right," Eva uneasily nods back to him. "There must be more to the story…but what could it be? Why would Victoria do this?"


***

Andy quickly races up to Nicholas, who is leaving the stage following his toast to Robin and Adam. Andy can't help but look at the attractive priest and still long for him, even though he knows that they can't be together. It is still a battle that Andy is struggling with.

"That was a great speech you gave for your sister," Andy tells him, as Nicholas looks over at his friend.

Nicholas gulps at the sight of Andy in a tuxedo, and immediately thinks back to their kiss a few weeks earlier. Like Andy, Nicholas has been tormented by memories of it, but he knows that they can only be friends because he is a priest. "Thank you."

"Yea, you're welcome," Andy smiles back to him. "You have such a great way with words. I'm surprised you're not a writer or something."

Nicholas chuckles back to him. "I used to write a little, before I was a priest."

"That makes sense now," Andy replies to him. "Are you having a good time at the party?'

"I am, how about you?"

"It's better now that I'm with you," Andy tells him as they lock eyes with one another. "Sorry, I didn't mean for that to come out that way."

"It's fine," Nicholas replies to him. "I know what you mean. I was looking forward to seeing you too."

"You were?" Andy asks him in surprise. "I mean, that's cool."

"Look, Andy, I know that we crossed a line, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy your company and friendship. Because, I do."

"Good, I'm glad to hear you say that, because I do too."

Nicholas licks his lips which Andy takes note of. "Good, well, let's go have a good time, shall we?"

Before Andy can reply, his cell phone starts to ring. "Excuse me for a moment," he says as he pulls his phone out of his pocket. "Andy here … Donovan, hey, what's up? … Uh, yea, Nicholas is here, why? …. Yes, I understand. We are on own way."

"What was that about?" Nicholas asks him as Andy puts his phone away.

"Craig isn't doing so well right now and he's asking to see you," Andy tells him. "Will you speak to him?"

"Of course, let's go," Nicholas replies as they walk off together.

The Tower's, Floor Eleven; Craig's Condo

"How is he?" Donovan asks Lukas, who slowly walks out of Craig's bedroom with a grim look on his face. They were enjoying each other's company over tea, when Craig suddenly fell quite ill again. Lukas helped him into bed while Donovan called Andy and Nicholas to come over; Donovan now would like an update on his friend.

"He's pretty tired," Lukas replies to him, trying not to sound too worried even though he is. "I'm not sure how or why it hit him so quickly. He seemed fine over tea."

"I know, that's why this is so odd," Donovan admits back to him. "I had no idea HIV reacted this way."

"Neither did I," Lukas says back to his boyfriend. "But, I'm glad we are here. Craig needs us right now."

Donovan gulps thinking about how he felt uncomfortable seeing Lukas and Craig together earlier. He knows that they have a history, but he thought that he and Lukas were happy together. With Craig being ill, he knows that nothing could be going on with them, but he can't shake this uneasy feeling in the pit of his stomach.

"I know he does," Donovan replies to him. "I called Andy and Nicholas over, they are on their way."

"Why would you do that?"

"Because, Nicholas lost his partner to HIV. I thought he could talk to Craig and made give a different prospective."

Lukas uneasily nods back to him. "I hope it works," he finally says back to him. "Because, I think Craig is starting to feel like he losing this battle already. And, that scares me to my very core."

Raven's Meadow

Brandy flicks the lights on in the treatment room of Raven's Meadow and sees the bed where Barbara was laying earlier where she received her first electroshock therapy session. She gets a wicked smile on her face as she recalls seeing Barbara's entire body jolt with currents. She turns around and moves back to the door and opens it quickly revealing Barbara, who is sitting in a wheel chair.

"Come on sweetheart," Brandy says as she pushes the elderly woman into the room. Once she's inside, Brandy shuts, and locks, the door. "Now, the nurse said we should only do one dose a day, but you really need more treatment, don't you?"

Brandy pushes Barbara close to the hospital bed. "You need this to help you cope for sending your beautiful, precious granddaughter to the summer camp," Brandy tells her, as she starts to move Barbara to the bed. "You are getting exactly what you deserve. And soon, all will be right in the world again."

Barbara looks forward with fear in her eyes as Brandy straps her down to the bed. "There, now, don't worry," Brandy says with a sparkle in her eye. "This won't hurt … that much."

The Pampa Grill

"I see my Mom and Dad over there, I should go say hello," Paige looks over at Andrew to tell him. "You don't mind, do you?"

"Of course not," Andrew leans in and gives her a quick kiss. "I'll be here when you get back, okay?"

"Okay, I won't be long," Paige tells him before she scurries across the dance floor where Jeff and Leah are standing together.

"So, I finally get my chance," a voice calls out to Andrew, who turns around and sees Abby approaching him. "I thought I'd never get to be alone with you tonight."

Andrew uneasily chuckles back to his friend. "Why did you want to be alone with me? We came here as a group, remember?"

"Yea, yea," Abby waves her hand. "But, some one on one time is always fun, don't you think?"

"Uh, sure, Abby, whatever you say."

"Ugh, you're the worst! You never take me seriously!" Abby groans back to him. "Come on, Andrew, lighten up just a little. We were…growing closer in the Gen Next House all summer. Just cause you got back with Paige, doesn't mean we can't still…"

"You were coming on to me all summer long," Andrew corrects her. "I was flattered but…"

"You're with Paige," she mocks him. "Come on, at least dance with me once tonight?" she asks him as she extends her hand out. "It's not like Paige will miss this dance, she's with her Mom and Dad."

"Fine," Andrew smiles back to her as he takes her hand and they move the dance floor. They start dancing together, which Max and Paige happen to see. Paige feels a little uneasy at the sight of Abby in her boyfriend's arms, but she shrugs her shoulders and returns to speaking to Leah and Jeff.

"See, you're having fun," Abby smiles to Andrew, as they continue to dance.

"Yea, you got me," Andrew replies to her. "I'm having fun."

***

"I'm a little surprised to see you here tonight," Brad tells Max as they stand next to one another at the bar. Brad has been looking forward to seeing Max again because after he uncovered the truth about what Max did to Robin and Adam last year, he was very unnerved at the thought of Max being so close to Cheresa all summer long in the Gen Next House.

"What the hell do you want?" Max asks him back. "Trying to befriend me again so you can put another knife in my back?"

"I only discovered what you did man," Brad replies to him. "I am not responsible for your actions."

"Whatever, what do you want?"

Brad sighs a little, unaware that Leah and Jeff are now standing pretty close to them and can hear their conversation. "I didn't get a chance to do anything about it all summer long because you were in the Gen Next House," Brad looks over at Max. "But, now that you're out, I want you to stay away from my sister, Cheresa. You are not to go anywhere near her, understood?"

Max chuckles back to him. "So, now you're dictating to me who my friends can and can't be?"

"I'm warning you, that's all. Stay away from her, or you will answer to me."

Before Max can reply, Brad storms off in search of Meggan. Leah and Jeff, meanwhile, look at one another, wondering what just happened between Brad and Max, and why Brad would want Max to stay away from Cheresa.

***

"There you are," Natasha says to Cory, as he comes up to his wife. "I was looking for you. I think I'm ready to go home. I want to be with my Sophie again."

Cory chuckles back to her. "You and I are on the same page, I was just coming to see if you were ready to leave. I see Shane, do you want to say goodbye to him? Or your mother?"

"No, I saw them earlier. Let's just get out of here."

"Okay, let's go."

They walk towards the exit, but as they approach the door it swings open and Natasha's mouth opens in shock by who she sees walking inside. "Jacob? Is that you?"

"Hey Mom," the young man waves back to his mother.

***

"Looks like the party is starting to wind down," Adam tells Robin as they sit at a table together, each with a glass of champagne. "Did you have a good time?"

"I've had the best time," Robin replies to him as she looks into his eyes. "You have proven to me how much you love me, and I hope you know that I love you too."

"I do know that," he nods back to her. "And, you should get used to feeling this way because I plan on making you feel this way for the rest of our lives together."

"I love that sound of that," she reaches over and grabs his hand. "We are going to make it Adam, I can feel it. Nothing will ever come between us again."

***

"How much champagne have the two of you had?" Kim asks Dominick and Tyler, who are glaring at her. She can't believe that they just revealed that they know about her and Bob brainwashing Felicia; everything that they had been working to protect is on the brink of creating complete and utter chaos. "You have no idea what you are talking about."

Tyler chuckles back to her. "Of course you claim ignorance," he tells her. "I just don't understand how you could do this? Felicia was Blake's grandmother!"

"Don't you dare say my son's name to me!" Kim warns him. "You know that losing him was the worst time of my life."

"It was mine too," Tyler replies to her. "That's why I don't understand any of this."

"There's nothing to understand! You are wrong, you're both dead wrong!"

"I found the family heirloom again," Tyler reveals to her. "I know that it's not an heirloom at all; it's a recording device. And you know what was on the device when I played it? Words telling Felicia she started the fire. You and Bob, you must have planted it in her hospital room after the fire!"

"You're just as bad as Bob is!" Dominick chimes in.

Kim feels her eyes swell with water. "No, both of you are wrong! You have no idea what you're talking about," she quickly says. "I have to find Bob! I have to go to my husband!"

"Fine, go," Tyler tells her as Kim turns to leave. "But the next time you see me, I'll be with the police! You're going down for this Kim!"

Helen's BMW

Flashing red lights create a heavy glow in the air. Paramedics and a rescue team are at the sight of Helen and Bob's car crash. Some men are trying to open the doors on both vehicles so they can remove the drivers and get them to the hospital. Finally, two men are able to open the door to Bob's Lexus.

"Hey, we need help over here! He looks to be in pretty bad shape," a man calls out to the paramedic.

"Is he dead?" the paramedic comes rushing up to the Lexus.

The fireman looks back at the paramedic. "You better call his family. This isn't good. Not at all."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Tyler and Dominick go to Simona
- News of the car accident spreads
- Leah gets a disturbing phone call

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