Episode 633 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: September 06, 2020

 

Episode Theme song: "Ever Again" Robyn
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- After learning about her parent's affair, Cheresa went to the pier with a stoned Dawn. Dawn fell asleep and Cheresa slipped and fell into the river. Paige and Max saw her and pulled her from the water
- The Lawson's reeled from the fall out of Brooke and Robbie's affair
- Greg lashed out at Kim when he learned that she knew about the affair but didn't tell him
- Meggan suggested to Brad that they tell the truth about Cheresa's paternity but he threatened her again
- Jeff and Leah continue to be against Paige and Max's relationship
- Robin was unsettled when Adam and Helen were seemingly close after discovering Dawn was taking anti-depressants

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I got here as soon as I could," Shane throws his jacket over the nurse's station counter and rushes into the ER as a nurse helps him put on a protective top. He grabs some rubber gloves and looks at the chart of the patient that was just brought into the ER. "Is this the woman that was found in the river?"

"It is," the nurse replies to him. "Young female, mid-20's, we don't know how long she was in the water. We already have her on a ventilator to help her breathe."

Shane opens the curtain and sees Cheresa laying in the hospital bed. Shane immediately recognizes her. "My God," he whispers back to himself. "We need to order a PET and a MRI scan immediately. I want to see if there is any damage to the lungs and brain."

"Right away doctor," the nurse nods back to him as Shane realizes that he should start calling the Lawson family.

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

"If there's anything I can do to help, you know that I'm here for you," Robin tells Adam as they sit next to one another on the sofa in Helen's house. Adam just announced to Robin, Helen and Shelley that he found anti-depressants in Dawn's room; they have all realized, now, that Dawn has been popping medication which explains why she has been so tired lately. Helen and Shelley are now in the kitchen trying to track down Dawn so they can discuss the situation with her.

"I know, I appreciate that Robin," Adam nods back to her. "This is just such a mess, you know? Dawn has been through so much the last couple of years, in some ways I don't blame her for trying to numb her pain."

"I guess this means that our wedding will be delayed again."

"I know that's not what you wanted to hear," Adam admits to her. "But, yea, Robin, I can't imagine planning a wedding right now. My daughter needs me; I have to be there for her."

"And, let me guess, Helen too?" Robin tries to not sound bitter but she can't help but recalling seeing Adam and Helen hugging when they first found the pills. "She likely needs you too."

"You're not jealous, are you?" Adam is surprised by her admission. "Robin, I don't know how many more times that I have to tell you that you and I are engaged; Helen will always be a part of my life, but I am with you."

"I know, I know," Robin uneasily nods back to him. "It just feels like every time we get close to being happy, something happens."

Before Adam can say anything back to him, his cell phone rings. "Hello," he says as he picks his phone. "Paige, hi…wait, what? My God… yes, I'll be right there."

"What is it? What's happened?" Robin asks as Adam bolts up from the sofa.

"It's Dawn," he looks back at her with worry. "There's been an accident."

The Sugarbowl

"I can't even focus on my studying right now," Abby looks over at Andrew as they have their world history text books open in front of them. They are studying for their midterm, which Abby knows that she has to do well on because she only got a C on her essay earlier in the term, however, her mind is on her family as it is seemingly imploding right now because of the reveal that Brooke has been cheating on Greg.

"I can't say that I blame you," Andrew admits to her. "You have a lot on your mind with your family right now."

"I just don't know how I'm going to, like, pass this damn class now," Abby pouts back to him. "It's not fair that this is happening to me right now."

"Hey, listen to me," Andrew reaches over and grabs her hand. "You can do this, Abby. I have faith in you."

Abby looks down at Andrew grabbing her hand and feels butterflies in her stomach. She has longed for Andrew to show more compassionate with her and now he is; she realizes that she needs to continue to do this.

"I can't thank you for your support right now," Abby looks back into his eyes. "I don't know what I'd do without you."

"You'll never have to find out," Andrew tells her. "You're my friend, I'll always be there for you."

At the doorway of the coffeehouse, Albertinah stops in her tracks when she sees Abby and Andrew together. She can see Andrew holding her hand and feels her heart start to race. As she shuts her eyes, she recalls Andrew kissing her recently after class one day. Of course, she told him it couldn't happen again because she is in his teacher, but she hasn't been able to stop thinking about it, if she is honest. She quickly turns around and leaves the Sugarbowl unseen.

"You'll help me study, even if it takes all night?" Abby winks back over to Andrew.

"Of course," Andrew laughs back to her. "We will get you to pass this class!"

Before Abby can reply, her cell phone rings. "Oh it's Paige," she says as she looks at Andrew before she answers her phone. "Hey girly, what's up? … What? Yes, Yes, I'm on my way!"

"Abby?" Andrew asks her wondering what's going on.

"Cheresa is in the hospital, I have to get there."

"I'll drive you," Andrew stands up and starts collecting their books.

MW Investigations

"Here we go again with your blackmail," Meggan rolls her eyes back to Brad as she just suggested that now that Brooke and Greg's marriage is imploding they could reveal the truth about Cheresa's paternity now. Of course, Brad refused and threatened Meggan with the truth about Logan's paternity again. She is so tired of Brad holding this secret over her head.

"I told you why the truth can't come out," Brad replies to her coldly. "If the truth comes out, my mother could go to jail. It's bad enough that our family is falling apart right now, I won't let you ruin anything else."

"And, I've told you," Meggan stands up from her chair. "There are other ways around the truth coming out. Your parent's role in the adoption do not have to be disclosed."

"Do you really believe that Chris and Trenyce would just let it go?" Brad asks her back. "Do you really think that they wouldn't continue to dig until they had figured out the entire story? Because I sure as hell don't."

"Why did you come here tonight?" Meggan asks him. "Did you want my shoulder to cry on because your parents' marriage is falling apart? Because from where I stand, nothing has changed between us, Brad."

"Are you going to keep this secret or not? I have to know," Brad presses her as he knows that he has to ensure that she won't say anything. After everything Brooke has done, he still doesn't want her going to jail for getting Cheresa from the black market.

Before Meggan can reply, Brad's cell phone rings. "We aren't finished with this," he tells her before he picks up his phone. "Hello. Shane, hey, what's up? Are you sure? Yes, Yes, I'll be right there."

"What's wrong?" Meggan asks him, realizing that Brad is worried about something.

"Cheresa's been in an accident," he reveals to her. "I have to get to the hospital."

The Lawson Estate; Greg, Brooke, Abby, Brad & Cheresa's Home

"Are you sure it's safe that I am here?" Robbie asks Brooke as he pours two glasses of wine in the living room and then moves around to sit next to her on the sofa. He passes her a glass of wine and she accepts it.

"I am sure," Brooke replies to him, knowing that she has the house to herself as everyone is in need of space from the revelation that she has been having an affair on Greg. She saw Abby and Brad earlier and they both told her off; when she got home, she saw Greg leaving with a duffle bag as he told her he couldn't stay with her anymore. She has no idea how her world came crashing down so quickly but she feels like her head is spinning and she doesn't know how to stop it. "We are alone. There is no one home."

"I'm sorry that things have escalated so quickly," Robbie looks over at her. "If I had known that Kim was going to reveal our secret in court, I would have stopped her and…"

"And what?" Brooke cuts him off. "Made some kind of deal with her? It's fine Robbie, you were trying to uphold your father's memory. I understand. I just wish…"

"Hey, I'm sorry," Robbie looks back at her. "I know that you kept telling me that you wanted your family and marriage to work. I really wasn't doing a good job of backing off."

"It takes two to tango," she takes a sip of her wine. "But I appreciate the apology. To be honest, I can handle Greg. I knew that he would be upset by this, but it's my children that I'm worried about. I have no idea how I am ever going to make this up to them."

"I'll do whatever I can," he puts his hand on her knee.

They lock eyes for a moment before she hears her cell phone ring. "Thanks Robbie. I don't know what I'd do without your friendship," she tells him before she picks up her phone. "Hello, Shane, hi, this is a surprise… No! How is she? Yes, okay, I'm on my way…"

"Is everything okay?"

"No," Brooke stands up in a hurry. "Cheresa's in the hospital; I have to get there now. My daughter needs me!"

Twin Peaks Executive Hotel

Kim slowly walks up to the hotel room door and braces herself to knock. She was at Roboto busy working when she got a text from Greg asking her to come by. She was with him earlier when she let it slip that she knew about Brooke's affair with Robbie; Greg was livid with her for not telling him, which Kim can understand. After he walked out, she didn't think that she would hear from him again so soon.

Greg opens the door after hears the knock and sees Kim on the other side. "Thanks for coming," he lets her into his hotel room.

"I was surprised to hear from you so soon," Kim admits to him. "When you left Roboto, you were livid with me."

"I am sorry for how I treated you," Greg admits to her. "You're probably my only friend in the world right now, I need you in my corner. I can understand why you announced this secret in court so you could win your case. Robbie and Natasha were trying to take everything away from you."

"Everything just happened so quickly," Kim moves a piece of hair behind her ear. "You know that I wanted you to know the truth, Greg."

"I know."

"So, you're here," Kim notes back to him. "I guess that means you moved out?"

"I couldn't stay there," Greg replies to her. "Not after Brooke's latest affair. How many times am I supposed to forgive her for the same shit?"

"No one is telling you to forgive her," Kim says back to him. "If you want my advice, though, it's not to do anything while you're hurting. Bob and I did that to one another so many times; I wish we had taken time to cool down and then reassess. Hell, we wouldn't have gotten married, divorced and married again if we had."

Greg uneasily chuckles back to her. "I appreciate that," he tells her. "But, I don't think there's any going back from this. Not this time."

"And you have every right to feel that way."

Before Greg can reply, his cell phone rings. "Excuse me for a moment," Greg tells her as he grabs his phone. "Shane, hi. How can I help?" he asks as he feels the blood drain from his face from the news on the other line. "I'll be right there."

"Greg?" Kim arches her eyebrow. "What is it?"

"It is Cheresa, there's been an accident."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Why haven't we heard anything yet?" Paige paces back and forth in the waiting room as Max sits in a chair with a blanket wrapped around him. They are still waiting to hear some update on Cheresa since they pulled her out of the river; Max refused to get checked out by a doctor, so the hospital staff gave him a blanket to stay warm. They have no idea how or why Dawn was sleeping and how Cheresa ended up in the river. Dawn is also getting checked out by doctors.

"I wish I knew," Max replies to her. "But this waiting it is killing me. I just hope that we got her out of the river in time."

Before Paige can reply, Leah and Jeff storm into the waiting room. "Paige, my God, are you okay?" Leah pulls her daughter into a hug.

"I'm okay," Paige hugs her back tightly. "Thank you for coming."

"You certainly gave us reason to be scared," Jeff hugs her next. "What happened?"

"I don't know," Paige admits as she gets tears in her eyes. "It all happened so quickly."

"Just take a deep breath," Leah tells her daughter. "And tell us."

"Max and I," Paige starts to tell them as Leah and Jeff look over at Max. "We were walking on the pier and we saw Dawn sleeping on a bench, which was weird, we thought. We went up to her and that's when I saw a purse closer to the edge of the pier. I realized it was Cheresa's and that's when Max saw her body in the water! It was so horrible Mom."

"It's okay baby," Leah tries to comfort her daughter.

"That's when Max jumped into the water and pulled Cheresa to safety," Paige continues to explain to them as Leah and Jeff look at one another again in surprise. "Max saved Cheresa's life."

"Hey, I'm glad you're all here," Shane announces to them as Max stands up from his chair.

"Shane, how is Cheresa?" Max asks him back.

"I'll tell you guys since you found Cheresa," Shane replies back to them. "But all further announcements will have to wait until her family is here."

"Just tell us that she's okay," Paige lets a tear fall down her cheek as she is worried about her friend.

"I'm afraid she's in a coma," Shane stuns them as Paige gasps. "She was under the water for so long, she lost a lot of oxygen to her brain. We have her on a ventilator and don't know if she will ever wake up again."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Adam & Helen are horrified to learn the extent of Dawn's problem
- Andrew and Albertinah cross a line
- Lukas overhears Eva's news

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