Episode 601 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 22, 2020

 

Episode Theme song: "What a Heavenly Way to Die" Troye Sivan
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Shane interrupted Adam & Robin's wedding with news that he believed Helen was alive & buried alive in the coffin! Shane, Adam & Max dug up Helen's grave and found her unconscious but breathing. Dawn couldn't believe it. Robin wondered what was going to happen to her relationship now
- Lukas & Donovan remained at odds over Victoria's mental health illness
- Nicholas learned he was getting a grant to help restore St. Joseph's Church
- Kim told Simona that Bob confessed that he started the fire at the boutique before he died. Robbie and Natasha continued to blame Kim for Bob's death, despite Cory telling his wife to back off the grieving widow
- Cassie and Jacob remained close despite Bob passing away and Natasha insisting that they break up
- Trenyce and Cheresa told Andrew to talk to Paige to find out why she dumped him

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I can't tell you how sorry I am about all of this," Eva paces back and forth in the waiting room of the hospital while Adam, Dawn, Shane, Max and Robin all wait to hear an update on Helen's status. They have been there all night as the morning sun is creeping through the windows. They are all on such a rush, however, that none of them really feel tired yet.

After the men dug up Helen's grave, they opened her coffin and found her unconscious but alive. None of them could really believe what was happening; for months, they believed that Helen was dead following her injuries that she sustained from the car accident she had with Bob. In fact, Victoria's alter ego had buried her alive. It is the most insane story, but here they are, with Helen in the hospital alive, and hopefully well.

"I guess I don't know why this happened," Dawn says back to her. "Why would Victoria's alter ego hurt my Mom? What did she do to this Brandy that she hates her so much?"

Shane sighs back to her thinking he knows what happened. "One of Victoria's triggers is rape," he explains back to her. "It stems to her childhood."

"He's right," Eva tells everyone. "Last winter, Victoria was mugged and nearly raped. I think that's when her alter took over her life. That night of the car accident, Brandy must have seen Helen and remembered that she agreed to send you to that summer camp, Dawn."

"So, this is my fault?" Dawn shakes her head back to her as tears fill her eyes. Going to that summer camp was the start of the worst period in her life; she was raped and following that she lost her baby, Barbara and her mother, or so she thought.

"No," Adam comes up to his daughter. "This is not your fault. Victoria is a very sick woman. This is just a mess because of her mental illness. She is at fault here, not you."

"I just hope we hear soon about how she's doing," Robin chimes in. "The waiting is driving me crazy."

"Yea me too," Adam nods back to her. "The good news is that she was breathing, right? We found her in time, I hope."

"I hope so too," Dawn looks into her Dad's eyes. "I don't think I could handle losing her again when we just found her."

Before anyone can reply, Craig comes into the waiting room. "Craig, what's the latest? How is Helen?" Max asks him, as the crowd moves closer to Craig.

"She's severely dehydrated," Craig announces to everyone. "But that is the extent of her injuries. After a couple days of observation, I think she'll be discharged."

"So, Mom is okay?" Dawn asks through more tears.

"She should be, yes," Craig nods back to her.

"Oh my God," Dawn pulls Adam into a hug. "It's a miracle, it's really a miracle!"

The Pampa Grill

"Is there any word on Helen?" Andy asks Nicholas they sit across from one another at a table in the restaurant. They agreed to have breakfast together today to catch up on the previous day's events, which neither one can really believe happened.

"I got a text from Robin," Nicholas looks over at him. "Helen is alive. They found her in the coffin and they were taking her to the hospital."

"Wow," Andy shakes his head in disbelief. "I'm happy for Dawn and Adam; I just can't believe that Victoria's alter ego actually buried Helen alive. It's crazy."

"And for the truth to come out at Adam and Robin's wedding," Nicholas agrees with him. "Such awkward timing, not that there is good timing for something like this, I suppose."

"What else is going on with you?"

"I'm not sure I mentioned this yet," Nicholas takes a sip of his coffee. "But, St. Joseph's has received a grant to help with some renovations and restorations."

"Really? That's amazing news!" Andy smiles back to him.

"It is," Nicholas says. "They've already completed the roof, which had to be done before Robin's wedding. I'm thinking of hosting a gala at the church when everything is done. I'd like to show off the church in all her glory!"

"I think that's a great idea," Andy tells his friend. "Would you invite anyone special?"

They lock eyes for a moment still struggling with their mutual attractions to each other. "I was thinking of asking the Arch Bishop to attend," Nicholas admits to him, not realizing Andy was secretly hoping he would invite him as Nicholas' plus one. "He hasn't been to St. Joseph's in years. It would be nice to let him see the restoration work."

"Then you should do just that," Andy tells him. "And, if I can help with anything, please let me know."

"Funny you should say that," Nicholas smiles back to him. "How about writing another article for the Sun announcing my plans?"

"Consider that done," Andy smiles back to him as their eyes lock again.

***

Andrew moves inside the restaurant desperate to get inside the warm air as the overnight snow fall made the morning air chilly again. He hopes that this was the last snowfall of the year; he is more than ready for spring to be here. As he waits for the hostess to arrive, he looks over at the bar and happens to see Paige waiting for a takeout order.

Immediately Andrew remembers the day before, at the church before Robin & Adam's wedding when Paige dumped him without giving him cause. He has no idea why she seemingly ended their relationship, but after discussing with Trenyce & Cheresa, he has decided that he has to confront her to get answers.

"Paige, hey," he moves up to the bar where she is waiting.

She turns to see him and immediately feels her heart sink. This is the last thing that she wanted this morning; she doesn't want to rehash everything with Andrew. After seeing him kiss Abby, she just wants to put this relationship behind her.

"Andrew," she coldly tells him. "I'm just here getting breakfast for my family; we are going through a lot right now."

"I heard about Bob," Andrew replies to her. "I'm really sorry."

"Thank you."

"I know this might not be the right time," Andrew looks back at her. "But, I'm so confused as to why you ended things between us. I really thought things were going well with us?"

"So did I," she admits to him. "But things change."

Before he can say anything, Paige is informed that her takeout is ready. She grabs the bag and turns back around to Andrew. "See you around Andrew," Paige moves past him and heads quickly towards the door.

Andrew sighs heavily wondering if he will ever get the truth from Paige about their breakup.

***

"Has there been any word on the arrangements for Bob's funeral?" Cassie asks Jacob before she takes a bite of her eggs benedict that she ordered for breakfast. The couple came to the restaurant for breakfast before starting their days; she just hopes that Jacob is bracing himself for more heartache as she knows that Natasha will not support their relationship.

"Not that I know of," Jacob replies to her as he takes a sip of his coffee. "I think everything has happened so quickly that they are still making arrangements."

"It probably doesn't help that Simona Lopez is still questioning everyone about the fire at the boutique."

"Yea, I don't think my Granddad had anything to do with that," Jacob tells her. "He was a lot of things, but an arsonist? I don't believe it."

"I just hope you know, baby, that I'm here for you," Cassie purses her lips together. "Whatever you need, I'm here."

"I know," Jacob reaches over and grabs her hand. "I love you for that. I just hope my Mom comes around sooner rather than later. That's what I really need to have happen. Because, whether she likes it or not, we will be married."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Donovan slowly walks out of Victoria's hospital room and runs his hand through his hair. He had hoped that there would be some change in his sister, but she is still in a coma. He hopes that she wakes up soon so she can start to get healthy from her multiple personality disorder. He still can't believe everything that Brandy has done to the people of Twin Peaks; she has caused so much heartache.

"Morning," Lukas says as he comes up to Donovan, seeing him come out of the hospital room. "How is Victoria?"

"There is no change," Donovan replies to him. "Why are you here? Are you okay?"

"I'm fine," Lukas tells his boyfriend. "I was going to see Craig but I saw you coming out of Vic's room so I came over."

"Of course you are here to see Craig."

"What does that mean?"

"It means …" Donovan begins to reply to him. "You know what? Never mind, it's not worth it."

"What's not worth it? Me? Us? What are you saying Donovan?" Lukas asks him moving closer to him.

"I'm saying I don't want to fight with you," Donovan tells him. "My sister is fighting for her life and all you care about is making her pay! I can't do this anymore."

"So, I'm not allowed to have my opinions?" Lukas asks him. "Cause that seems shitty."

"Ugh," Donovan groans. "I'm not saying that, I'm just saying that I need to focus on my sister without this negativity."

"Fine, I'm negative," Lukas rolls his eyes. "I got it. I won't stay negative around you anymore."

The Claus House; Leah, Jeff & Paige's Home

"Sorry I'm late," Paige announces as she walks into the living room of the house that she lives in with her parents. "They were delayed at the Pampa Grill."

Paige freezes in her tracks when she sees Simona Lopez standing in the living room looking at Leah, Jeff, Felicia and Dominick. Immediately, she wonders why the police detective is standing in her living room "Wait, what's going on?"

"It's nothing sweet heart," Leah comes up to her daughter, as she sets the takeout bags on the bar. "Detective Lopez was just giving us an update on the fire at the boutique."

"That's right," Simona nods back to Paige before she looks at Felicia and Dominick. "I just wanted to let you know that Kim Calimo revealed to me last night that her husband admitted to starting the fire before he passed away. I do still have some follow up questions for her, but it seems like the case will be solved at long last."

"That son of a bitch," Dominick grits his teeth together. "After all this time, I can't believe that he finally admitted it."

"And now he's dead," Felicia shakes her head back to everyone. "That means we won't get to see him pay for what he did to me; what he did to all of us."

"Trust me, Mrs. Robertson," Simona looks back at her. "Bob's death proves that he is paying."

"You can all stop talking like I'm not in the room!" Paige yells at her family, annoyed that they are talking about the man who she thought was her grandfather for years like he was a common criminal. "I thought Bob was my grandfather for years; he loved me like I was his family and I loved him! I hate that you're all being so cruel to him; he's dead, for crying out loud!"

"Paige wait," Jeff calls out to his daughter, who rushes out of the room. He turns around and glares at Dominick. "Really? You couldn't, for once, bite your tongue?"

"She'll come around," Dominick uneasily replies to him. "She's just grieving right now."

"You better hope she does," Jeff tells him. "Or you will answer to me."

The Calimo Mansion

"So, you mean to tell me that Simona Lopez showed up at our father's office while you were there last night?" Natasha asks Kim, who just finished telling her and Robbie about Simona's visit the previous night. Natasha can't believe that Kim was in Bob's office and that Simona arrived to question her about the fire. Natasha believes that Simona should back off until the funeral is over; she isn't even allowing the Calimo family time to mourn their loss. The fact that Kim is playing in to the polices hands is another bone of contention for her.

"She did," Kim takes a sip of her coffee. "She wanted to know about the fire, as you know."

"And what the hell did you say?" Robbie asks her, just as annoyed as Natasha is. The siblings look at one another dreading Kim's answer as they know that Kim has told them before that Bob supposedly confessed on his deathbed that he started the fire; neither one of them believe this for a second however.

"I told her the truth," Kim replies to them. "I told her that Bob confessed to me before he died. Then, I kicked her out. I didn't want to answer any more questions," she continues, not revealing that Greg showed up and helped her get rid of Simona. If they knew that Greg was there, they would continue to suspect that she is having an affair with the doctor, and that is the last thing that Kim needs.

"I can't believe you did that," Natasha snarls at her. "Our father is dead; he has no way to defend his name, and here you are, his wife, announcing to the world that he started a fire?"

"And we all know that Bob did not start that fire!" Robbie echoes Natasha's comments.

"I don't know what to tell you," Kim sighs back to them. "I know you don't want to hear this, but Bob did wake up and he did tell me that he started the fire. That's all there is too it."

"I don't believe you," Robbie tells her. "There's no way our father started that damn fire!"

Kim shrugs her shoulders. "Well, then we are at a stalemate. I told the truth, I can't take it back now."

"Going forward, you're not to speak to anyone about our father without our lawyer present," Natasha warns her. "And if you do, I will file a HRO against you."

"HRO?" Robbie asks his sister, unsure of the legal lingo.

"Harassment restraining order," Natasha replies to him.

"You wouldn't dare!" Kim shrieks back to them, floored by what they are telling her. She told the truth and Bob's children are lashing out at her as a result.

"Watch me," Natasha glares at her. "And meanwhile, Robbie, you and I have to figure out a way to prove Dad's innocence because unlike his wife, we believe in him."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Thanks for brining me these clothes," Robin tells Nicholas as they stand next to one another in the waiting room of the hospital. After coffee with Andy, Nicholas received a text from Robin asking him to bring her a change of clothing so she could get out of her wedding dress; being in her dress was just another reminder that her wedding didn't happen.

"Of course," Nicholas tells his sister. "How are you? The last 24 hours have been nothing short of a whirlwind."

"I don't know," Robin admits to him. "Part of me is thrilled for Adam and Dawn, of course. Helen being alive is a miracle."

"But?" Nicholas asks her knowing that there is more to her answer.

"But," Robin looks at him with her big eyes. "Part of me is worried about what this means for Adam and I."

"Why would anything change?"

"Because," Robin begins as she feels herself getting teary eyed as she thinks about the situation. "Adam's first love is back. He and Helen were married for so long, how could this not change things?"

"Adam was with you before we all believed Helen was dead," Nicholas tells her. "Just because she is alive that shouldn't change your relationship with Adam."

Robin pulls her brother into a hug. "I hope you're right Nicholas," she whispers into his ear. "I really hope that you're right."

***

"She looks so peaceful," Dawn tells Adam as they sit next to Helen, who is sleeping in a hospital bed. They were told that they could visit her for a short time, but they were warned that Helen needs her rest. She hasn't woken up yet, but is normal because of how dehydrated she was. Dawn looks at her father and can't believe that they are sitting with Helen again; this almost seems surreal.

"She looks alive," Adam replies to her. "I can't believe that she's here with us right now."

"Neither can I," Dawn admits to him as she tears more tears in her eyes. "But, I'm so happy. I can't believe that we have her back."

"We have to make the most of it this time Dawn," Adam tells his daughter. "We have to make the most of our time with her."

"I know," Dawn hugs him. "Right now, I am just so happy. I don't think anything could take this away from me."

"Nothing will," Adam tells her. "We have this miracle. It's time we enjoy it."

They exit their hug and look at Helen again, still in awe that she is back alive and with them again. Dawn grabs her father's hand and squeezes it, still looking at Helen hoping she'll open her eyes soon.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Robbie and Natasha question Simona
- Andy supports Kim
- Cory calls Brooke's bluff

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