Episode 595 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 08, 2020

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- After Brandy accidently shot herself, Eva, Donovan, Shane & Brett got her to the hospital where she underwent surgery. Eva blamed herself for her daughter's situation
- Lukas told Donovan that he was on Craig's side in terms of making Victoria pay if she purposely misdiagnosed him with HIV
- Adam and Robin planned to get married sooner rather than later. Dawn, meanwhile, continued to secretly take anti-depressant pills
- Brooke told Robbie their affair was over as she had to focus on her family
- Kim told Greg they could only be friends
- The Calimo's were devastated when Bob died. Robbie & Natasha blamed Kim for his death

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"The waiting is driving me crazy," Eva paces back and forth in a waiting room of the hospital. She pauses for a brief moment to look at Donovan, who is sitting down with his hand on his forehead; they have been, for what seems like hours, waiting for Shane to come out of surgery to give them an update on Victoria. They still can't believe that Victoria's alter egos are back and that she accidently shot herself. The last 24 hours have almost been a complete blur. "I just wish Shane would come out and tell us what is happening already."

"I know," Donovan stands up and looks at her. "We have to stay strong though, Mom. Shane is the one the best doctors in the hospital. I believe that he will save Victoria from this shooting. We can't lose her now."

"I still can't help but blame myself for this entire situation," she admits to him. "If only I had seen what was in front of me!"

Donovan pulls her into a hug. "Please don't blame yourself; Brandy fooled us all. She was a master manipulator."

"I know that," Eva looks at him. "This is all such a mess. She admitted to misdiagnosing Craig; she tried to kill Brett Victors; who knows what she did to Barbara in Raven's Meadow, maybe she did kill her? I'm must left wondering if this could have been prevented somehow."

"We will never know," he replies to her. "All we can do is ensure that Victoria gets the help that she needs once she is out of surgery."

Before Eva can say anything else, Shane walks into the waiting room. "The nurses told me you'd be in here," he announces to them.

"Shane, how is she?" Eva asks.

"The bullet punctured her right lung," Shane replies to her. "We were able to remove the bullet from her lung, but Victoria lost a lot of blood. The nurse is cleaning her up now."

"What is the next step in all of this?" Donovan asks him next.

"Well, I'll run some more tests to see what other damage could have occurred from the bullet. Right now, the good news story is that she is alive and survived surgery."

"Thank God," Eva pulls Donovan in to a hug. "And Shane, thank you. I have no idea how I will ever repay you."

"There's no need to thank me," Shane replies to them. "I'm just glad I was there when the shooting happened. Together, we saved Victoria's life."

"When can I see her?" Eva asks him.

"In good time," Shane tells her. "I want to run more tests to see the full extent of what we are dealing with."

"That makes sense," Donovan nods back to him. "I'm just glad this nightmare is over."

"I'm not sure about that," Shane says quickly back to him.

"What do you mean?" Eva asks him. "What else could happen?"

"That's what I'm worried about," Shane admits to her. "We know that Brandy purposely told Craig he had HIV when he didn't; we know he was working at Raven's Meadow when Barbara died, there might be a connection there. I guess I'm just worried about how many other people she could have hurt in the process."

Eva uneasily looks back at Donovan and gulps as she knows that they were just thinking the very same thing.

***

"Lukas, hey," Andy rushes up to his friend. "I heard about Victoria. Is there any update?"

"I'm afraid not," Lukas replies to him. "I brought some coffee from the Sugarbowl for Eva and Donovan; they've had a very long night."

"That's nice of you," Andy smiles back to him. "I know that things were tense between you and Donovan after the truth about Craig's diagnosis came out."

"They still are," Lukas tells him. "Especially now that I know that Victoria's alter egos were back this entire time. So, she purposely did this to Craig."

"Lukas, come on," Andy replies to him. "She was a very sick woman. She didn't know what she was doing."

"I don't care about that," Lukas waves his hand back to him. "The fact of the matter is that Victoria, or whatever name was, almost killed Craig and for that, she should pay."

The Black House; Adam & Dawn's Home

"I can't believe all of this wedding stuff is coming together so quickly," Robin tells Adam as they sit in the living room with their Ipads and magazines scattered on the coffee table in front of them. They have seemingly almost planned their entire wedding very quickly; they only have a few last minute details to wrap up and the wedding will be ready to go. Robin is thrilled that everything has gone as smoothly as it has; the last thing they need is for any other drama to happen; they've all been through enough.

"I couldn't agree more," Adam smiles back to her. "I think you're absolutely right too, this wedding is exactly what my family needs right now. It will be the start of a new chapter for everyone."

"We just have one more thing we have to do," Robin purses her lips together. "We have to find our maid of honor and best man. Do you think our idea will work?"

"I hope so," Adam replies to her as they hear the front door open. "Hey guys, we are in here."

Dawn and Max walk into the living room and see Adam and Robin sitting on the sofa. "Thanks for coming," Adam stands up to greet his children.

"We were together when we got your text," Dawn replies to him. "We came right over, it sounded important."

"Yea, it looks like you guys are knees deep into wedding planning," Max looks at the coffee table and sees the wedding magazines scattered everywhere.

"That's why we wanted to ask you two over," Robin stands up and looks at Dawn and Max. "We have some questions for the two of you."

Dawn arches her eyebrow. "What's going on?"

"Son, I know that we have had a rocky road to get to this place that we are in currently," Adam looks at Max. "But the fact is, we are in this good place now. And, I want to continue to build our relationship."

"I want that too Dad."

"Then how about you agree to stand up for me at the wedding? What do you say, be my best man?" Adam asks hoping Max will give him the answer he wants.

Max smiles and chuckles a little to himself. "Well, I wasn't expecting that," he admits to his Dad. "But of course I'll stand up for you, if that's what you really want?"

"Of course it is!" Adam moves up to him and pulls him into a hug."

"Dawn, I'm sure you can figure out what I'm about to ask you," Robin looks at Adam's daughter. "And, I can appreciate if you want to say no, you've been through so much these last few months. But you would be me such a great honor if you stood up for me. We could make this wedding a real family event!"

Dawn feels her eyes swell with water. The last thing she wants to do is stand up for Robin at her wedding to Adam, not this soon after Helen and Barbara's death. But, she also doesn't want to hurt Adam, so she finds herself nodding yes. "Sure."

"Oh yes!" Robin giggles as she hugs Adam. "This is going to be the best day ever!"

"If you guys will excuse me for a moment," Dawn replies as she quickly turns away and rushes upstairs.

"Is she okay?" Max asks them as Adam looks at Dawn in concern.

"I think everything is still moving at a fast pace for her. She'll be fine. This wedding will help her move on."

"I hope so," Max replies to his father. "I really hope so."

Upstairs, Dawn closes the door to the washroom and looks in the mirror and sees her tears following. "How can this be happening?" she gasps for air. "This is too much for me. It's too much!"

She opens the medicine cabinet and quickly opens the pill bottle. She pops two antidepressants in her mouth and swallows them down quickly, hoping that they start to calm her down.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Robbie slowly opens the door from the chapel and walks outside. He just prayed for God to take care of Bob; he still can't believe that his father is dead. For his entire life, Robbie believed that his father was invincible; the fact that he died from a car accident doesn't seem right or fair.

Following the announcement of Bob's demise, Natasha went home to tell Jacob and Cory the news and Kim went to the morgue to see Bob's body. Robbie doesn't think he could handle seeing his father in that state, so he came to the chapel to pray. Now, he wonders how he is going to start to put the pieces together from his, and his family's life.

He looks up and sees Brooke approaching him. At first he wonders what she is doing at the hospital since the last time they saw each other, he knows that she told him that they couldn't be together anymore because she had to focus on her family. But right now, he doesn't care about any of that. She opens her arms to him and he collapses in tears.

"I'm so sorry," she whispers to him as she holds him. "If there's anything I can do…"

"Just being here helps alot," Robbie replies to her as they exit their embrace and he wipes his eyes. "It just feels surreal, you know?"

Brooke nods back to him. "When my Dad died, years ago, I tried to tell myself that he was in a better place," Brooke tells him. "I know that it doesn't help right now because everything is still raw, but at least your Dad isn't in pain anymore."

"Thanks," Robbie tries to make sense of it all. "I guess you're right."

"Look, I know what I've told you in the last couple of months, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm here for you Robbie," she looks into his eyes. "Anything you need from me, I'm here for you. I'm your friend and always will be."

Robbie slowly nods back to her as more tears fill his eyes. She pulls him into another hug trying to comfort the man who just lost his father.

***

Kim slowly exits the morgue having seen Bob's body. Part of her wishes that she wouldn't have seen him in that state because every time she closes her eyes she sees Bob's body looking back at her; slightly grey, lifeless … dead. She takes a deep breath as she tries collect herself, but the fact of the matter is, she already feels like she is falling completely apart.

"I came as soon as I heard," a voice calls out causing Kim to look up with her red eyes.

"Greg," she looks at her friend. "You shouldn't be here."

"Why not?" he moves up closer to her. "You just lost your husband, you need support right now."

Kim shakes her head back to him. "They blame me for everything that has happened," she whispers to him as she fights tears in her eyes. "They think I've been having an affair with you."

"I guess you're talking about Robbie and Natasha?" Greg asks her as she nods back to them. "Well, they aren't here right now. And you need someone."

"Greg, please…"

He moves up to her and pulls her into a hug. "I'm here for you Kim, you don't have to push me away."

Kim feels his arms around her and lets more tears flow. "He's gone, Greg, he's really gone."

"I know," he holds her. "But you will get through this, okay? You're strong and brave. This won't hold you back Kim."

"I don't know how to go on without him," Kim admits to him. "Bob, he was my everything, my rock. I don't know how to do this."

"You won't do this alone," Greg looks into her eyes. "I'm here and I don't care what Bob's children are saying about us, you need someone in your corner and that will be me."

The Calimo Mansion

Natasha slowly walks through the living room of the mansion. Every piece of furniture or artifact in the room makes her think of a time she shared with Bob. She can't believe that he is really gone; her father will never be able to guide her or comfort her again. This all seems so surreal.

"Nat," Cory calls out as he walks into the living room. "I got here as soon as I could."

Natasha rushes into her husband's arms. "I'm so sorry for your loss," he whispers to her.

"Thank you," she says as they exit their embrace. "It still doesn't seem like this is real, you know? We all thought and believed that Bob would pull through. We all thought that he was going to make a full recovery and clear his name in this fire fiasco."

"Is there anything you need or want from me?"

"There's nothing you can do," Natasha tells him. "But thank you. Just knowing that you're in my corner means the most to me."

"I'm always in your corner Nat," Cory replies to her.

"Mom," Jacob announces as he walks into the living room and rushes up to Natasha and hugs her. "Tell me this isn't happening. Tell me this is a mistake."

"I wish I could," Natasha tells her son. "I'm glad you're here though. We need to be together in a time like this."

Jacob feels his eyes swell with water. "I wouldn't be anywhere else. Cassie also gives her deepest condolences."

"Ugh," Natasha groans. "Jacob, now is not the time to mention that woman's name!"

"Nat, come on, let's stay calm," Cory tells his wife.

"Mom, like it or not, I am with Cassie. She's been nothing but supportive to me in this time. And she will continue to be."

"I just lost my father," Natasha turns to her son and glares at him. "That is my focus; you're so called engagement is the last thing on my mind!"

"Okay, I'm sorry," Jacob puts his hands up. "But I won't apologize for loving her. And, the sooner you start to accept that, the better."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Thanks for the coffees," Donovan tells Lukas as they sit next to one another in the waiting room for another update on Victoria. "That was nice of you."

"I thought it was the least I could do," he replies to his boyfriend. "I know the last 24 hours couldn't have been easy for you or Eva."

"They haven't been," Donovan agrees with him. "Finding out that Victoria's alter egos are back was really difficult for my Mom. She's blaming herself."

"And, it proves that she purposely hurt Craig," Lukas tells him.

"Lukas, we can't discuss that now. My sister is still fighting for her life."

"I know," Lukas replies to him. "But, it does prove that Victoria did this on purpose. And for that, there should be consequences."

Before Donovan can reply, Eva returns to the waiting room with Shane next to her. "Mom, what is it? Do we have an update on Vic?"

"Yes, we do. I found Eva and brough her here; I wanted you two to hear this from me at the same time" Shane tells him before he looks at Eva. "I ran some more tests and the good news is that she is out of any immediate danger."

"That's wonderful," Eva replies to him. "Does that mean we can see her?"

"Well, there's more," Shane looks at. "That was the good news. The bad news is that she's in a coma."

"What?" Eva gasps back to him.

"I'm sorry, but we don't know if or when Victoria will ever wake up again," Shane slowly tells her and Donovan as they look at one another in surprise.

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- Robin & Adam's wedding day begins
- Andy & Nicholas share a sweet moment
- Leah & Robin bond

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