Theme song: "Scars" Sam Smith
on One Day at a Time
"It is so nice to get away from that hospital," Cassie tells Max as they sit next to one another at two of the window seats in the coffeehouse. Outside, the winter scene is nice to look at as there is still snow in the trees and on the un-shoveled sidewalks. Cassie knows that she has been spending a lot of time at the hospital lately because Jacob has been there a lot since Bob is still comatose as a result of his car accident last fall. She just hopes, for Jacob's sake, that Bob wakes up soon. She doesn't know how her fiancé will handle losing his grandfather since he just got back into Twin Peaks not so long ago. "That place can be so depressing."
"It certainly can," Max agrees with his mom. "We've been spending too much time there."
"I just hope Bob pulls through. I don't know how Jacob will handle losing his grandfather."
"I guess I should tell you," Max uneasily looks over at his Mom. "I ran into Jacob at the hospital the other day."
"You did? He didn't mention anything to me."
"I kinda warned him not to hurt you," Max admits to her. "I know what you're going to say, that it wasn't my place, but I couldn't not say anything Mom. After everything the Calimo family has done to you in the past, I wanted Jacob to know that he can't hurt you the way Natasha has. I won't stand for it."
"I'd like to say that I'm upset with you," Cassie purses her lips together. "But, to be honest, I think it is sweet that you did that for me. I hope he told you how much he adores me, because he really does, Max."
Max nods back to her. "He did say something along those lines, yes."
"See, then there's nothing to worry about Max," Cassie tells her son. "Jacob and I will be married and we will live a happy life together. All you have to do is focus on you and finding a girl that you can spoil the way Jacob spoils me."
Max uneasily chuckles back to her. "Don't you worry about that," he grins. "I'm working on that as we speak."
"Oh yea? Who is the lucky girl?"
"I don't want to jinx it," he smiles to her. "But as soon as we are official, you will be the first to know."
Twin Peaks General Hospital
Jacob sits next to Bob in his hospital room and looks at his grandfather, who is still in his coma. The monitors are still beeping as normal; Jacob doesn't know what all the technology is actually doing to help his grandfather, but he hopes that it works until Bob opens his eyes.
"You know," Jacob says out loud. "I'm engaged now to a wonderful woman. I know you've met her before and, like everyone else, you'll probably have an opinion about her, but I really do love her Granddad. For the first time in my life, I feel really happy and content. I need you to wake up so you can tell my Mom and Dad to chill out and be happy for me. Do you think you can do that? Do you think you can wake up and support me and Cassie?"
There is no change in Bob's presence so Jacob grabs his hand and squeezes it. "I know you can hear me," Jacob whispers to him. "I need you to fight, Granddad. Fight through this. You're strong enough to beat this, you hear me? Wake up so you can support me and Cassie. I need you to wake up."
"I can't believe that Craig doesn't have HIV after all," Meggan tells Lukas as they sit in the cafeteria of the hospital. While Meggan waits to hear back from Brad about his discussion with Brooke and Greg about Cheresa, she came to hospital to see Lukas as they haven't seen a lot of one another recently. Meggan is rather surprised to hear the latest from her brother; Craig doesn't have HIV and was misdiagnosed.
"You're telling me," Lukas replies to her. "He's livid, and rightfully so. The good news is that he's getting discharged today. I'm here to pick him up."
"He must be happy to leave this place," Meggan tells him as he nods back to her. "But I can also get why he's upset. He was given drugs he didn't need. Plus, the emotional anguish of believing you're ill."
"He wants Victoria to lose her license," Lukas informs her. "But, of course, they want to try to figure out what happened first. Vic is claiming it could have been a mix up at the lab."
"Which could be true?" Meggan shrugs back to him as she is unsure of what to believe. "I'm not sure what motivation Victoria would have to want to hurt Craig?"
"Neither do I," Lukas says. "But, I'm with Craig on this one. If Victoria did do this, she should pay the consequences."
"How does Donovan feel about you saying that about his sister?"
Lukas shrugs back to her. "I have no idea," he admits to her. "But he should realize that it's the only logical thing to want. Craig could have died! Someone should pay, even if that means it is Victoria."
The Lawson Estate
"Give us your word Bradley," Greg looks over at his son, while Brooke uneasily stands next to her husband. Greg is rather surprised that Brad has seemingly uncovered the truth about Cheresa's adoption; he's now asking them how they got the child from the blackmarket. This all happened so long ago, neither Greg or Brooke know how the truth is suddenly coming to light but they also realize that they can't dodge their son's questions. "If we tell you what's happened, you are sworn to secrecy. No one can know the full story."
Brad uneasily nods back to him, knowing that Meggan will want answers but first he has to get them. "Fine, you have my word. Start talking. What the hell is going on?"
"Go ahead Brooke," Greg puts his hands on Brooke's shoulders. "He gave us his word."
Brooke sighs heavily as she runs her hand through her hair. She moves over to the bar and pours herself a whiskey and she takes a healthy sip of it before she turns back to Brad. "Your father and I, we wanted to have another child," she begins to tell him. "I, however, had just been told that I couldn't have any more children due to a medical issue."
"It was a painful realization for both of us," Greg looks at Brad as he thinks back to that time in their lives. "We had no idea that there was a problem."
"After the initial shock wore off," Brooke continues. "Greg and I decided that we'd adopt. We went on the waiting lists and three times, we were the second choice to the parents giving up their children. Each time someone passed at giving us their child, another part of my heart broke. I was happy with you and Abby, of course, but something in me longed for another child. After the third time of losing a child, I was rather depressed."
"I hated seeing your mother in that state," Greg tells him. "She was a complete mess, and by that time, she was ignoring you and Abby as her depression got worse."
"So you went to the blackmarket?" Brad asks them.
"At the time, I was working in real estate," Brooke continues her story. "I knew a guy who was into shadier dealings. He told me that he could get me a child for a price. I was shocked but I ended up agreeing. I didn't even tell your father until after I made the wire transfer. This wasn't Greg's decision, you have to believe that."
"But, as soon as Brooke came home with Cheresa, I fell in love with her as did you and Abby," Greg defends Brooke's actions. "And we have given that girl the best life she could have had."
"So, that's the story," Brooke wipes a tear from her eye. "The question becomes Brad, what are you going to do? Are you going to tell the truth? Because if you do, I could go to jail for a very, very long time."
"You won't do that, will you Brad?" Greg looks at his son, who gulps. "You gave us your word. We have your silence, isn't that right? You won't break up this family that you claim to love so much?"
"Hey, how are you? It feels like I haven't seen you in so long!" Andrew tells Cheresa as they sit in the back booth together.
"I know, it has been awhile," Cheresa replies to her friend. "I'm good, though. I'm feeling awful for Dawn. She's been through so much."
"I know, right?" Andrew agrees with her. "I've been giving her space, but I have texted her a couple of times."
"Yea, she seems to go through stages of communicating a lot and then going days without hearing a word from her. It is the grief; it will just take her time to heal. How are you and Paige?"
Andrew gets a slight grin on his face. "Things are actually going really, really well. I really am into her. And, for whatever reason, she's into me."
"You're a good guy, don't sell yourself short."
"Thanks," Andrew smiles back to her.
"I hope I'm not interrupting," Chris announces as he approaches their table. "Andrew, I wanted to have a moment with you."
Andrew looks up at Chris and wonders what he wants. He knows that they seemingly made amends last fall after Andrew's accident, but he really hasn't seen a lot of Chris since then.
"Uh, what's up?" Andrew asks him.
"I was hoping that you'd be interested in getting together with Trenyce soon," Chris replies to him.
"Well, you can send me a text and I can check my schedule," Andrew tells him. "I can't really commit until I know what's all going on in my life."
Chris sighs. "Why do I get the feeling that you're just blowing me off? I thought we had moved past all this?"
"We have," Andrew tells him. "I'm not blowing you off at all. I just need to know what's going on first."
"That doesn't seem to be unreasonable," Cheresa tells Chris. "Send him a message and he'll let you know."
"Look Cheresa, this is between Andrew and I, you can butt out if you don't mind," Chris snaps at her. "Fine, Andrew. I'll send you a message with some dates, please get back to me?"
"Yea, sure," Andrew uneasily smiles back to him before Chris takes off.
"What the hell is his problem?" Cheresa asks Andrew, not amused with Chris' tone with her.
"I have no idea," Andrew replies to her. "He's not always this uptight."
"He's a jerk, that's what he is," Cheresa says back to him as she takes a sip of her coffee.
At the window bar, Eva sits with a hot chocolate and looks at her watch quickly. She hopes that Victoria arrives soon because she has to get to the bottom of what is going on with her daughter. She recalls her last conversation with Shane, where he told her that if Victoria's personalities are back they have to do something quickly as Barbara is dead and Craig almost died; Eva can't get Shane's message about other people getting hurt out of her mind. She knows that Shane is right; if Victoria is sick again, they have to help her get healthy again. However, there is no proof connecting Victoria to either Barbara's death or Craig's illness. And, on top of it all, Felicia believes that Victoria had something to do with Barbara's death since they were together at Raven's Meadow.
"Mom, hi," Brandy walks up to Eva and kisses her cheek. While sitting down, Brandy puts a smile on her face as she prepares to put on another performance. Out of all the people, she worries about Eva the most because Eva knows Victoria very well. Convincing her that everything is okay is the toughest of tasks. "I hope I didn't keep you waiting long; the roads were a little icy from the snow."
"I just got here not too long ago," Eva purses her lips together. "I ordered you a hot chocolate."
"Thank you," Brandy takes a sip of the drink. "It's cold, so it's nice to have something warm."
"Yes, it is," Eva nods back to her. "Look, I'm going to cut the chase, darling. Are you okay? Shane is very worried about you."
"Oh jeez," Brandy rolls her eyes back to her mother. "He thinks that I did something to Craig Benton, which is the most insane accusation in the world! I didn't misdiagnose anyone! If anything, there was a screw up at the lab."
"Yes, he mentioned that to me," Eva replies to her. "He also brought up the fact that Barbara Mills died at Raven's Meadow and you have been working there part time."
"He's grasping at straws," Brandy tells her. "People die all the time. Is everything my fault all of a sudden? To be honest, this feels like a witch hunt!"
"Please don't feel that way," Eva looks at her. "We are just trying to understand what is going on with you, that's all?"
"I'm fine," Brandy presses her. "I promise you, I'm fine. You can report back to Shane that everything is okay. I didn't kill Barbara, I didn't set out to hurt Craig, and I'm certainly not another alter ego. I am Victoria, your daughter. I'm fine, but I may snap if Shane doesn't drop this!"
Eva uneasily chuckles back to her. "Okay, okay," she waves her hand in the air. "I believe you, darling. I just had to make sure that there was no truth to his claims."
"Good, thank you for believing me," Brandy breathes a sigh of relief. "Because I am fine, and I will continue to be fine."
Twin Peaks General Hospital
"Hey, are you ready to go?" Lukas opens the door to Craig's hospital room and sees his friend standing over his bed putting his final personal belongings into a duffle bag.
Craig looks over at his friend and gets a smile on his face. "More than ready," he tells him. "You have no idea how happy I am to be getting out of here."
"I have some idea," Lukas moves up to him. "I'm just glad that you're okay and that we figured out that you don't have HIV."
"Me too," Craig nods back to him. "Thank you for all your support."
Lukas moves into a hug with Craig. "Of course," he whispers into his ear. "You mean a lot to me, Craig."
"I'm not interrupting anything am I?" Donovan asks as he opens the door to the hospital room and sees his boyfriend in the arms of his former lover.
"Of course not," Lukas turns to him as he exits the embrace with Craig. "I'm just here to take Craig home. He's getting discharged."
"I heard," Donovan admits to them. "I came to say congratulations to Craig."
Craig uneasily smiles back to him. "No thanks to your sister."
"Oh come on, not this again," Donovan waves his hand in the air.
"I'm not letting this go," Craig firmly looks back at Donovan. "If Victoria did this to me, I won't let her get away with it."
"I actually agree with Craig," Lukas tells Donovan. "He has every right to be upset; I know I would be upset too. And, Donovan, you have to admit that if Victoria did this, she should pay."
"She's my sister, I believe her when she says she didn't do anything."
"Well, then we are on different sides," Craig looks back at him. "If you don't mind, I want to go now."
"Of course, I'll grab your bag for you," Lukas tells Craig. "I'll see you later, Donovan."
Donovan sighs heavily wondering if he is going to lose both his boyfriend and his friend because they think Victoria purposely hurt Craig. "I have to prove them wrong," he whispers to himself. "I have too."
"Gentlemen," Simona announces to Dominick and Tyler, who are sitting in a waiting room of the hospital, hoping to hear some kind of news about Bob's condition. "I'm glad I was able to track you down."
"Why?" Dominick stands up to look at the detective. "Do you have more information on Bob's case?"
"I do," Simona nods back to them. "As soon as I found out, I rushed over here to tell you both."
"What is it? What's going on?" Tyler asks her, curious about what she is about to say.
"I reviewed the details of the case with the chief of police," Simona tells them. "And, he has agreed to issue the warrant for Bob's arrest. Meaning, as soon as Bob wakes up, he will be taken into custody."
"Thank God," Dominick smiles back to her. "This is exactly the news we've been waiting for!"
"I thought you'd be pleased," Simona replies to them. "If you'd like to join me, we can tell Kim and the rest of Bob's family together."
"Lead the way," Tyler tells her, eager to spread the seemingly good news. "This is long overdue."
The Twin Peaks Executive
Hotel; Suite 9002
"Cassie, are you here?" Jacob asks as he opens the door to the hotel suite and moves inside. After visiting Bob at the hospital, Jacob realized that it had been a while since he left the hospital to shower and change, so he came back to the hotel to do just that.
"I am," Cassie smiles back to him as she greets him with a hug. "I'm surprised that you're not at the hospital."
"I just left," Jacob tells her as they exit their embrace. "I needed a break. My Mom told me she would call me if there was a change with Bob's condition."
"I'm glad you left, you do need a change of scenery."
"I need a lot of things," he says moving closer to her and kissing her. "I need you."
Cassie purrs back to him. "Well, I'm definitely here for you my love."
"Really?" he asks her in-between kisses. "I think I need you laying on that bed without any clothes on."
Cassie steps back from him and drops her dress revealing her naked body. "Already done," she winks at him as his eyes get lust in them. "Come make love to me baby, all night long," she says as she crawls onto the bed and Jacob starts to unbutton his shirt.
The Lawson Estate
"I I don't know what to say," Brad admits to Brooke and Greg after hearing the story they just told him. "I understand the pain you guys went through, but the blackmarket?"
"How can you question us when you love your sister?" Brooke asks him. "If I hadn't gone to the blackmarket, we wouldn't have Cheresa in our lives! The last 20 odd years would have been completely different."
"I know," Brad says back to them. "This is all so much to take in! I don't know what to think."
"Well, I'll tell you exactly what you're going to do," Greg informs him. "You're going to keep your mouth shut. You gave us your word Bradley. I don't know how you found this out, nor do I care, but you will not put this family in jeopardy, do you understand me?"
Brad uneasily looks back at him and nods. "Yea, of course," he manages to say. "I won't say anything."
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