Episode 600 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 20, 2020

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Shane interrupted Robin & Adam's wedding with the news that he believed Helen was alive and had been buried alive by Brandy. Dawn, Robin, Adam, Max and Shane raced to the cemetery and started to dig up Helen's grave
- Vinny was livid when he saw Daisy & Tyler arrive to the wedding together. Brett, meanwhile, told his brother he was leaving town
- Natasha continued to be against the idea that Jacob was engaged to Cassie Nova. Natasha and Robbie blamed Kim for Bob's death
- Brooke told Robbie that they could just be friends as she had to focus on her family
- On his deathbed, Bob told Kim to tell everyone he started the fire at the boutique

The Cemetery

"We are making pretty good progress," Max says in between taking huge shovels of dirt from the ground and throwing it over his shoulder. Together with Adam and Shane, Max is working hard to dig up Helen's grave as Shane believes that Helen is alive and was buried alive by Brandy. They have no idea if this is true, but if there is any chance that Helen is alive and well, they have to know. They have to get to Helen's coffin. Of course, because it is winter, some of the ground is frozen so it is making it a longer process than what they wanted. Large snowflakes are still falling from the sky as they work towards getting Helen out of the coffin.

Adam looks over at Shane and then Max. "I can't thank you guys enough for helping," he says as he lifts more dirt out of the expanding pit. "If Helen is alive, we have to get to her."

"I knew that we would have to do this as soon as I found that walkie-talkie in Brandy's condo," Shane grunts loudly. "She's done so much damage, this only makes sense that Helen might be alive."

"I hope she is," Max tells them. "Otherwise we've done all this work for nothing."

"I just hope this is over soon," Dawn tells them, as she and Robin stand on the sidelines. "I just want answers."

"We all do," Robin replies to her. Robin can't believe that her wedding day has turned into this; had Shane not interrupted the ceremony, she and Adam would have been married by now. Instead, she is waiting with Dawn to see if Adam's ex-wife is actually alive and well. "This day has certainly taken a twist that I didn't see coming."

"I know this can't be easy for you," Dawn tells her. "News of my Mom possibly being alive in the middle of your wedding ceremony was not a part of the plan."

"I still want to marry your father," Robin says back to her. "But, if your mother is alive, we have to find out. This is what the priority has to be."

"Thank you for that," Dawn informs her as they turn back around to the men, who are still shoveling away.

"Wait," Adam suddenly looks up at everyone. "I just hit the coffin with my shovel! We are here, we are about to see if Helen is alive!"

Tyler's Townhouse

"Why does it seem like every big event in this town is ruined by something?" Daisy asks Tyler as he passes her a glass of red wine before he sits next to her on the sofa in his town house. In front of them, they have a large fire roaring in the fire place as they wanted to warm up from the snow fall that is still coming down outside.

Tyler chuckles back to her. "I wish I knew the answer to that," he admits to her. "Did you happen to see Vinny at the wedding?"

"I felt his eyes on us as soon as we walked into the church," Daisy tells him, recalling how Vinny saw them arrive to the wedding together. "I'm not sure how he felt though."

"We should ask Trenyce," Tyler says. "She was with him when we walked in."

"I'll touch base with her tomorrow," Daisy replies to him. "Right now, my ex-husband is the last thing on my mind."

"What is on your mind then?"

"You, us, the kisses we've been sharing lately."

Tyler smirks back to her. "That's interesting, that's what's on my mind too."

Daisy leans over and kisses him. "I don't want to waste any more time, Tyler."

"Neither do I," Tyler looks into her eyes. "I want you, Daisy."

"Then have me," she replies to him. "Make love to me Tyler."

The Sugarbowl

"Did you get a chance to talk to Paige?" Vinny asks Andrew as they sit in the back booth of the coffeehouse. After helping clean up the church with the wedding décor, Andrew asked Vinny to join him for a coffee so they came to the coffeehouse. Vinny knows that his nephew was going to ask his former girlfriend for more information about why she ended their relationship as Andrew has been dumbfounded by her suddenly decision.

"No I didn't," Andrew admits to him before he takes a sip of his coffee. "She found out that grandfather passed away, so I think she was going to be with family."

"That's too bad," Vinny tells him. "Ideally you should be there for her right now."

"I'd like to be," Andrew says. "But I can't force her to be with me if she doesn't want to be. I'll find out what's going on in due time; right now, I just hope she is okay."

"I meant to tell you at the church that Brett arrived to see me," Vinny reveals to him. "I went to get some air and my brother was waiting for me."

"What did he want? I thought you said he was going to be living at the mansion outside of the city limits?"

"He was involved in the shooting at the Calimo cabin with Victoria Franky," Vinny informs him. "I thought he had something to do with it but it turns out he didn't."

"So he wanted to gloat?" Andrew asks him.

"No, he told me he was leaving town. He's not even going to be staying the mansion anymore."

Andrew arches his eyebrow back to him. "Do you believe him?"

"I do," Vinny nods back to him. "I'm not sure why I believe him, but I do. I think he realized that there's nothing for him in Twin Peaks. Not even family."

"Well, let's toast to that then," Andrew lifts his glass, glad that Vinny won't have to worry about Brett anymore.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Brett slowly walks up to a hospital room and peers into the window. He can see Victoria laying in the hospital bed with tubes running through her nose and hand. She is, of course, a sleep as she is in a coma. Brett doesn't know why he came to see the woman who threatened to kill him, but he thought he needed to see her before he left town.

He slowly opens the door and moves inside her room. He looks at Victoria for a moment as he hovers over her body before he moves next to her.

"They say that you may never wake up," he tells her. "Which in some ways, would be ironic considering you wanted to shoot and kill four people less than 24 hours ago. Look, I don't hold any grudges. I know what Dave and I put you through all those years ago was awful; if I was in your shoes, I would have wanted me dead too."

"I'm going be leaving town, Victoria," Brett continues to speak out loud. "I don't even know why I'm here. I guess I could say my peace with you and not have to hear that you don't believe that I've changed. I'm getting that a lot from my brother, which again, I get. But, I have changed. And the way for me to prove that is to leave town and start leading a life, a better life."

He looks at her for a moment. "I hope you wake up," he whispers to her. "And, I hope you get the help you need to ensure that you stay healthy Victoria. You don't deserve to die, and you don't deserve to have this alter ego running your life."

Brett starts to move back to the doorway but he turns and looks at her one more time. "I'll pray for you," he tells her before he leaves the room, leaving Victoria laying in her coma like no one was ever there.

The Calimo Mansion

"Thanks for getting that food from the Pampa Grill," Natasha tells Cory as they move into the living room of the mansion as they just finished eating the take out that her husband picked up for them. The last thing she wanted to do was to go out and eat to have everyone come up to her and offer her condolences about Bob's passing. The passing of her father is still so fresh, she isn't ready to face anyone yet.

"Of course," Cory tells her. "Do you want a glass of wine? I know I could use a drink."

"I'd love one," Natasha replies to him. "I feel bad for missing Adam and Robin's wedding, but I'm just not ready to face anyone yet."

"I don't blame you," Cory says back to her as he passes her a glass of wine. "And, Adam and Robin will understand that. They have both lost people in their lives."

"I just wish Jacob would come to his senses," Natasha takes a sip of her wine. "The last thing this family needs is for him to be with Cassie Nova. We should be coming together right now! That woman will do the exact the opposite to this family."

"If you mean that, you'll lay off Kim," Cory tells him, which catches Natasha by surprise. "She's mourning her husband; you and Robbie have to stop blaming her for Bob's death."

"But she is responsible!" Natasha sets her glass down and glares at her husband. "My father would be alive if it wasn't for that woman!"

"Nat, look at yourself," Cory calmly replies to her. "You're getting so worked up over Kim, your father's wife and your son's fiancé. You have to stay calm or you're going to have a break down. You're dealing with enough stress of losing your father."

"I can't believe that you're not on my side!" Natasha pouts to him.

"I am on your side, Nat," Cory tries to tell her. "I just want this family to have peace and I believe the only way to accomplish that is by you and Robbie backing off Kim and for you to trust Jacob's decision."

"Never," Natasha stands up from the sofa. "You're asking the impossible of me. Kim did kill my father and Jacob can't marry Cassie! End of discussion!"

"Where are you going?" Cory asks her as she walks to the entry way of the living room.

"I'm taking my wine upstairs. I'd like to be alone," she coldly replies to him before she leaves the room. She doesn't want to fight with him but the fact that Cory can't see her side in things means that she doesn't really want to be around him. She has to think of a way to get Jacob to end things with Cassie.

Cory sighs heavily wondering if he can get through to his wife; while he understands where she is coming from, he knows that there will never be peace in the family until they can come together.

Wild Night; The Office's

Robbie slowly opens the door to the office and moves inside. He looks around and is immediately taken back to the previous summer when he and Brooke were working so closely to help him win the election. It was in this very office that they started their affair; they made love for the first time on the desk that is in front of him. That seems like a lifetime ago, however. He knows that she has ended their affair because she needs to focus on her family; after Helen's passing, everyone's life was put back into perspective.

He doesn't know why he came to the offices tonight, but something was telling him it might make him feel better from the grief he is feeling from losing Bob. Of course, he knows that Bob was very supportive of him running for mayor; maybe that is why he wanted to be here. In some ways, he feels close to Bob here.

"Looks like we had the same idea," a voice calls out from behind him.

Robbie turns around and sees Brooke standing behind him. "What are you doing here?"

Brooke shrugs back to him. "I was having a glass of wine at the Pampa Grill but I wasn't ready to go home yet. I still come here often when I want to think."

"Really? You do?""

"Yea, this place has a lot of special memories for me."

"For me too," Robbie looks into her eyes. "I don't know if I've said it yet, but thank you for being there for me."

"You don't have to thank me Robbie," Brooke replies to him. "You know that I'll always be there for you. And what you're going through, it is the one of the most difficult things we have to go through as children when we become adults."

"It doesn't help that my family is a complete war zone right now."

"Everyone is hurting," Brooke moves closer to him. "You have to trust that things will get better before they get worse."

"I hope you're right," he forces a smile on his face. "I don't want to keep you, if you were heading home."

Brooke reaches out and grabs his arm. "You're not keeping me," she looks into his eyes. "I'm where I want to be. Where I need to be."

Robbie looks at her for a moment longer before he moves up to her and kisses her passionately. "We shouldn't do this," she says in between kisses but she continues to kiss him back.

"No we shouldn't be," he replies to her he throws her jacket off and starts to unbutton his shirt. He lifts her up and carries her to the desk and where he lays her down and crawls on top of her, their lips never leaving one another's.

Roboto; Bob's Office

Kim opens the door to Bob's office and slowly walks inside. She turns the light on and immediately gets tears in her eyes as she sees the space that she spent so much time with Bob in. They spent countless hours working on projects together, talking or having drinks in his office. To be here, now, after he died feels like a tidal wave of emotions.

"Oh my darling Bob," she says as she moves up to his desk and runs her finger along it. "What am I going to do without you?"

She picks up the picture on his desk of their wedding day and looks at it. "It's funny because this is the only place I feel like I can go right now. You know, Robbie and Natasha, they blame me for everything that happened. They think I killed you."

She sets the photo down and then looks back at the door when she hears a noise. "Oh, Mrs. Calimo, I'm glad that you're here. I have some questions for you," Simona Lopez says as she moves into the office.

"Do you have any idea what time it is?" Kim asks her, wiping her eyes dry. "And how did you find me? Are you following me?"

"I called the mansion and they housekeeper said you weren't there," Simona replies to her. "I figured this was the next most logical place you'd be."

"I don't know what kind of questions you have, but this is neither the time nor the place for them!"

"I need to know everything you know about the fire at the boutique," Simona tells her. "Now that your husband is dead, I need answers so I can close this case."

"How dare you!" Kim shrieks at her. "My husband is dead and all you care about is your fucking case!"

"Please Mrs. Calimo," Simona calmly tells her. "The sooner we get this over with, the sooner I can leave."

"Fine," Kim waves her hand back in the air. "He, Bob, my husband, confessed to me when he woke up at the hospital. Bob told me that he started the fire at the boutique. Are you happy now?"

Before Simona can reply, Greg appears in the doorway of the office. He knows Kim is still struggling with the loss of Bob, so he wanted to make sure that she is doing okay. "What is going on in here?"

"We are finished, aren't we detective?" Kim snarls at her.

"Actually…"

"No, you heard the woman," Greg cuts Simona off. "She just lost her husband, surely you can give her some space? Otherwise, I'll have to call the commissioner myself and tell him how you are harassing a widow."

"I'll leave," Simona collects her things. "But Mrs. Calimo, I will have more questions for you."

As soon as Simona is out of the office, Kim rushes into Greg's arms. "Thank you," she says as tears fall down her cheek. "I needed that."

Greg smiles as he holds her. "I told you at the hospital that I'm here for you Kim, and I meant that. I'm right here."

The Cemetery

Shane, Max and Adam brush the dirt off the top of the coffin as they have most of the coffin dug out from Helen's grave site. Adam looks up at Dawn, who gets tears in her eyes. They know that they are either about to see Helen's dead, decaying body, or they will see her alive in the coffin.

"Are you ready?" Adam asks as Dawn nods back to him.

"Let's get this over with," Dawn replies to her father. She feels her heart skipping a beat as the moment of truth is here; she is about to find out if her mother is alive after all this time. Could this be the miracle they have been waiting for?

"Okay, I'm going to open the lid," Shane looks over at Adam, as he struggles with the lock briefly before he opens the lid.

Adam rushes around and sees Helen's body. "Helen! Can you hear me? Helen?" he shouts to her lifeless body.

Max looks back at Dawn with sadness in his eyes as he believes that Helen is indeed dead. Robin takes a deep breath as well.

"She's breathing!" Adam yells to everyone as he gets a smile on his face. "Shane, I need you! She's breathing, but barely!"

"Really?" tears flood down Dawn's cheeks. "Mom's alive?" Dawn rushes into the open pit with Adam, who is now holding Helen's body in his arms as Shane calls for an ambulance. Dawn hugs Adam before she grabs Helen's hand. "Mom! Oh my God, Mom!"

"She's alive Dawn, she's alive," Adam looks at his daughter and then down at Helen, who still has her eyes close.

Robin looks down into the grave and sees Adam, the white shirt of his tuxedo is covered in dirt and mud, holding Helen's lifeless, but alive, body with Dawn next to him crying tears of joy while the large snowflakes continue to fall down on top of them. While she is thrilled for Adam and Dawn, a part deep down inside of Robin can't help but wonder what this means for her future relationship with Adam now that Helen is seemingly alive and well.

"This was supposed to be my wedding day," she whispers to herself as she continues to watch the family rejoice in the grave.

Next on One Day at a Time
- News of Bob's confession spreads
- Donovan and Lukas continue to be at odds
- Nicholas tells Andy his news

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