Episode 603 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: April 05, 2020

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Robbie & Natasha continued to refuse to believe that Bob started the fire at the boutique. Kim told Andy she hoped that she and Bob's children could come together for Bob's funeral
- Dominick and Felicia felt bad for upsetting Paige about speaking ill towards Bob, but were glad that the truth about fire finally came out
- Andrew and Abby discussed going back to school. He remained dumbfounded that Paige broke up with him
- Nicholas and Andy continued to grow closer; Nicholas maintained that they could only be friends
- Meggan continued to press Brad for details about Cheresa's adoption
- Cory called Brooke's bluff and realized that she was still sleeping with Robbie

St. Joseph's Church

Kim slowly walks down the main aisle in the church towards the large golden coffin that is at the alter. Behind the coffin is a large picture of Bob. She can't believe that the day is here; Bob's funeral is about to take place and she will have to say goodbye to her husband forever. She has no idea how she is going to get through the day. She puts her hands on top of the coffin as she looks at the photo and feels her eyes swell with water.

"I love you so much," she whispers as a tear falls down her cheek. "I just hope that you're in a good place Bob. And, I hope you're looking down on me and are proud of what I've done. I've done exactly what you told me to do," she continues to tell him, as she knows that Bob told her while he was in the hospital to reveal that he was the one who started the fire at the boutique. Since she did just that, Robbie and Natasha have lashed out at her as they do not believe her story. It doesn't help that Bob's children are also blaming her for his death and suspect that she was sleeping with Greg Lawson.

"I will stay strong," she tells him. "Because I know that is what you would have wanted but my God this hard."

At the back of the church, Robbie and Natasha appear and see their stepmother hovering over Bob's coffin. Robbie looks at his sister and grabs her hand. "We can get through this Nat," he tells her. "Today won't be easy but we can do this."

"The hardest part is that we have to be civil to Kim," Natasha replies to him quickly. "Once this is over, she will be out of our lives forever. I won't have her ruining Dad's name any more than she already has."

Behind them, a figure in black watches them before it disappears in to the back hallways of the church.

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

"Sweetheart, are you sure you don't want us to drive you to the church?" Leah asks her daughter, who is finishing getting ready to go to the church for the funeral. Leah was going to go with Paige so she could send her support to Robbie; they were married for so many years that she did grow close to Bob, but she thought that the family might not want any member of the Robertson family present.

"Yea, I'm sure," Paige looks back to her. "I appreciate the offer."

"I hope you know that your grandmother and I, we never meant to upset you the other day," Dominick comes up behind Leah and he looks at Paige. "We are sorry."

"It's fine," Paige forces a smile on her face. "I know that you and Bob had a mutual dislike for one another."

"Once the service is over, you know you can call us right?" Jeff then tells her. "Someone can come get you, or we can take you for food …. Anything you need."

"Thanks guys, I really do appreciate it," Paige tells them. "I better get going."

The family watches as Paige leaves the house before they return to the living room. "I'm glad you apologized to her about the other day," Jeff tells Dominick. "She was really upset with how you spoke about Bob."

"I know, I know," Dominick waves his hand in the air. "I didn't think before I said what I always say about Bob. Paige is a hell of a lot stronger than we give her credit for."

"I just hope that she deals with the rest of the day okay," Leah says back to him. "But Daddy, I need to know, how are you dealing with Bob's death? You two were rivals, but you were in each other's life for so many years."

Dominick sighs back to her. "I'm fine," he reassures her. "I think he got exactly what he deserved. I know that sounds harsh, but it's how I feel. And now finally, our feud is over. There's nothing left for us but to move on."

"I hope we finally can," Jeff says to them. "This family could use some drama free time without any more secrets or lies. Where is Felicia, by the way?"

Leah gulps and turns away from her husband. She hates that she is lying to him; but she knows if she tells the truth she could lose her husband and the life they have built together.

She shakes her head coming out of her train of thought. "She went for a nap. She said she was tired and considering everything that has happened the last couple of weeks, it's no wonder."

St. Joseph's Church

"It is days like today that make you realize how short life is," Meggan tells Brad as they walk towards the front door of the church. Meggan has always hated funerals; saying goodbye to loved ones is not her idea of fun. And, funerals always drag up memories of her own father's funeral a few years ago. While she knows that Frederick did a lot of horrible things, she does miss him still do this day.

"It is true," Brad replies to her as they move inside the church. "It is hard seeing so many people sad."

"You know," she stops him and looks at him in the foyer of the church. "This is exactly why we should tell Chris and Trenyce the truth about Cheresa. They should know about their biological daughter before it's too late. You never know when your last day will be."

"Meg," Brad starts to tell her as he can see his parents talking in one of the pews of the church. "I already told you that my family could lose everything if the truth came out. We can't risk that. I won't do that to my family."

"But…"

"Let's talk about this more later, let's go find a seat," he interrupts her and grabs her hand pulling her towards the pews. He knows that he will continue to interrupt her idea of revealing the truth every chance he can; he can't let his parents get into trouble for how they obtained Cheresa all those years ago.

***

In one of the pews, Brooke and Greg sit next to each other in silence. Greg is looking straight ahead at Kim, who is still looking at the large picture of Bob. He can't help but think of a few nights earlier when he went to see her at Roboto and he helped her get rid of Simona Lopez, who was asking her questions. Kim thanked him by giving him a hug; he knows that he should be focusing on his family, but holding Kim in his arms felt so good.

Brooke looks over at her husband and gulps heavily, knowing that Cory has found out about her affair with Robbie. She is so upset with herself for sleeping with him again; after Helen's "death" she vowed to put her family first, but she ended up back in his bed anyways. She just hopes that Cory doesn't say anything.

"I hate funerals," she finally says something to him, causing Greg to stop looking at Kim for a moment.

"I know you do," Greg tells her. "Puts everything into perspective though, doesn't it?"

Brooke nods back to him. "It really does," she grabs his hand. "I hope you know that I still want our family and our marriage to work, Greg. I want that more than anything in the world."

Greg lifts her hand and kisses it. "I want that too," he looks into her eyes. "We've been through so much together."

"That we have," she smiles before she looks to the front of the church. She sees Cory looking over at her and Greg which causes her heart to skip a beat. She tells herself to stay calm, even though her heart is now racing a million miles.

***

"Hey, I hope I'm not interrupting," Andy says as he moves into the back room where Nicholas is getting ready for the service. Andy knows that the man he is attracted too is probably bracing himself for a difficult service. Officiating funerals cannot be an easy task, Andy realizes. "I just wanted to see you before the service began."

"I was just getting ready," Nicholas stands up and moves closer to his friend. "What brings you by?"

"I have the first draft of the article you wanted me to write for the Sun about the gala at the church," Andy tells him as he passes him a folder. "No need to read it right now, just let me know if you like or if you want me to make any changes."

"Thanks, I wasn't expecting it that quickly," Nicholas puts the folder on his desk. "I really appreciate you getting it to me."

"Of course," Andy smiles back to him. "I'm so happy to help you with this. And, I'm really looking forward to the gala."

"Me too," Nicholas tells him.

"Here," Andy moves up to him. "Let me help you with your collar, it's a little uneven."

Nicholas looks at Andy, who is now inches away from him fixing his collar. Andy finishes and looks into Nicholas' eyes. "There, all better."

"Thanks."

Andy leans in and kisses him on the lips. Nicholas responds but then pulls away quickly. "Andy…"

"I know, I'm sorry," Andy quickly says back to him. "We can't do that…I know. I just…"

"I should finish getting ready," Nicholas turns his back to Andy, wishing that he could kiss him again. He can't think like that though; he's with the church, they would forbid it. Still, the taste of Andy's lips lingers.

"Okay, let me know about the article," Andy says as he moves to the door. "And Nicholas, good luck today."

***

"Paige, hey, wait up," Max calls out as he rushes from his car up to his friend, who he saw walking towards the church. Max has been so busy with Helen being alive that he hasn't had time to reach out to Paige now that she has ended her relationship with Andrew but he knows that this is his time to try to get with her. She's single and likely still hurting, so he wants to be the shoulder she cries on in this time.

"Max, I didn't think you'd come today," Paige turns and waits for him to catch up to her.

"I didn't know Bob that well, I only met him a few times when we did the GenNext house at Roboto," he tells her. "But, I knew you'd be here and I wanted to support you."

"That's so nice of you," Paige smiles back to him. "By the way, I heard that you're a hero."

"I'm not sure I know what you mean?"

"You helped save Helen Black," Paige tells him. "What you did makes you a hero."

Max uneasily chuckles back to her. "That's sweet of you to say but I just did what anyone would have done."

"Well, to me you're a hero," Paige smiles to him.

"Let's sit together inside, you can use my hero shoulder if you need to cry," Max winks back to her.

"That sounds nice," she tells him as they move inside the church, unaware that she played right into Max's hand.

***

"Are you sure you want me to be with you?" a nervous Cassie asks Jacob as they stand in the foyer of the church. She does want to support her fiancé while he says goodbye to his Grandfather, but she knows that her presence will send Natasha into a tailspin and the last thing Cassie wants is to create more tension for Jacob.

"Of course I'm sure," he looks into her eyes. "You're my rock right now. I need you."

"Okay, then I'll sit with you," she replies to him. "I'm just worried about your Mom."

"Don't worry about her," Jacob says back to her. "She is going to be more preoccupied with the service."

Cassie uneasily nods back to him. "Let's go get our seat."

They start to walk through the aisle together. At the front of the church, Natasha turns around from looking at the coffin and feels her blood boil at the sight of her son walking hand in hand with Cassie.

The Sugarbowl

"Thanks for getting back to me with some dates that you're free to have dinner with Trenyce and myself," Chris tells Andrew as they sit together at the window bar in the coffeehouse. "I know she'll be happy to see you."

"Yea, for sure," Andrew uneasily tells him back, recalling how annoyed Chris was before when he asked him for dates and he wasn't sure his schedule. "It'll be nice to catch up. I'm surprised you're not at Bob's service, didn't you used to work for him at Roboto?"

Chris nods back to him. "For many years," Chris tells him. "But, we were never close. I worked for the man, I didn't really know him outside of the office."

"Makes sense."

"How about you? I'm sure Paige will be there."

"Yea, I'm giving her space. She ended things with me and I'm not sure why. I ran into her the other day and she didn't want to talk about it. I could see she was hurting over losing Bob."

"That's big of you," Chris tells him. "Giving her space, I mean."

"There'll be time for me to understand what happened. I just want her to get through the loss of her grandfather without any added pressure from me."

"I'm very proud of you Andrew," Chris says back to him. "You're handling this much better than I would have."

Andrew chuckles back to him. "I'm also thinking of applying to go to school; maybe to Twin Peaks University. I'm sort of tired of not really doing anything with my life."

"I think that's a great idea," Chris replies to him. "And you know what? If things don't work out with you and Paige, going to school is a great way to meet a lot of other girls."

Andrew smirks back to him. "That's the kind of thing I needed to hear," he laughs back to Chris.

St. Joseph's Church

Robbie looks out at the crowd in the church but soon sees Brooke looking back at him. As he shuts his eyes for a moment, he can't help but think about their recent night of passion. She doesn't know it, but that is helping him get through the day. He opens his eyes and looks next to him and sees Natasha, who looks like she is still fuming at the fact that Cassie is at her father's funeral.

"There's no easy way to begin this," Robbie finally addresses everyone in the church. "We have to say goodbye to the man who raised us; to the man who taught us everything we know; to the man who gave us everything we have today; we have to say goodbye to our father."

"Our father was not perfect, as all of you know," Natasha then says. "But, he loved us and everyone in his family more than anything else in the world."

"He had this way about him," Robbie continues as he starts to choke up a little. "He called it 'tough love' but you knew that he did always love you."

"The hardest part about all of this," Natasha lets a tear fall down her cheek, as the figure dressed in all black peers into the church from the doorway. "Is that we never got a chance to tell him how much we loved him because his life was cut short. It was too soon for him to leave us. He will never get to see my beautiful baby girl grow up, or see my son Jacob get married or have children…"

Robbie pulls his sister into a hug before he grabs her hand, as Cassie grabs Jacob's hand. "We love our Dad so much," Robbie looks out at everyone. "And we will never forget what he has done for us."

A short time later, Kim is standing at the alter holding a tissue in her hand. She looks out and sees Andy sitting in the front pew slowly nodding his head in encouragement. She then sees Robbie and Natasha who look stone cold back at her. Further back, she can see Greg, who winks to her. The dark figure continues to watch from afar as the funeral unfolds.

"How do you say goodbye to a man you've loved most of your adult life?" she beings to ask everyone. "That's what I'm facing today. I have loved this man for so many years. Yes, we had our ups and downs like every relationship, but we loved one another so very much."

"When Bob and I first started seeing one another, a lot of people thought we wouldn't make it or that I was after his money," Kim tries to chuckle to everyone. "But together we proved everyone wrong. We were so happy for so many years. We were each other's rocks; he helped me through the roughest time of my life when I lost my son, and I helped him through many ordeals because that's what you do when you're in love. Now, I'm going through another difficult time and I have no…" she stops as she sobs loudly. "Idea how to get through this," she says through her tears. "This doesn't seem right or fair."

Andy moves up and hugs his sister. "Sorry, I'm good to continue," she tells him.

"You can save your pathetic tears," a voice calls out from the back of the church causing everyone in attendance to turn around. "You and your husband are a joke and he is getting exactly what he deserves," the figure in black continues to say as she makes her presence known.

Paige stands up and looks at Felicia, who is dressed in all black and who is glaring at Kim. "Grandma, please…"

"I'm sorry Paige, but this has to be said," Felicia continues to move towards Kim. "Your husband started a fire that almost killed me! Then he brained washed me into thinking I was responsible! Do you have any idea what the last year of my life has been like?"

"Felicia, please…" Kim starts to protest back to her.

"Shut up! Just shut up!" Felicia yells at her. "I'm glad he's dead! Do you hear me? I'm glad Bob is dead!"

"Do you see what you've done?" Natasha stands up and lashes out at Kim. "Because you're spreading these lies, everyone thinks our father is a monster! And that's on you, you selfish bitch!"

Kim sobs as Felicia and Natasha's words sting her. She pulls Andy into a hug and sobs into his arms.

"I think that's enough, don't you?" Andy grits his teeth back to Natasha and Felicia, stunned by how they are treating Kim on the day of her husband's funeral.

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- Bob's will is read
- Donovan tells Eva about his future goals

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