Episode 635 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: September 13, 2020

 

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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Leah and Jeff learned that Max saved Cheresa from drowning in the river. They had both quit working at Robertson Enterprises as they didn't like how Dominick gave Paige money after she moved out when they didn't want her to see Max anymore
- Kim plotted to make a move at Roboto while Robbie and Natasha were busy with their personal lives
- Robbie realized that Cory is the one who told Kim about his affair with Brooke and punched him
- Cassie and the Calimo's reeled from Jacob's revelation that he was using Cassie to get back at her for all the wrong doings she had put his family through
- Andrew and Albertinah had sex
- Lukas learned that Victoria was likely on her way home

Robertson Enterprises

"That is wonderful news about Victoria," Dominick tells Eva as they stand in his office at Robertson Enterprises. Eva just told her husband that Victoria is doing well enough that she should be on her way home soon. While he is thrilled for Eva, and Victoria, since he knows how sick she was, he can't help but be worried about his company and their upcoming launch for their winter/ski line. Without Leah and Jeff working to help them finish the project, the company is at risk of not being ready for the November release date, and that would be a huge blow to him and Robertson since they have put so much time and energy into the new line.

"I thought so too," Eva nods back to him. "Thank you for all your support. I know it wasn't easy as Victoria's alters did a lot of horrible things."

"That's what family is for."

"Why do I get the feeling that you have more on your mind? What is going on around here? I feel like I have a missed something," Eva moves closer to her husband as she can tell that he is struggling with something else.

"You know me so well," Dominick tries to put a smile on his face. "Leah and Jeff quit Robertson after I gave Paige that money once she moved out. They were livid with me for interfering in their parenting of her."

"I can't believe they just quit like that," a stunned Eva tells him. "They know that you are working towards the launch of your new line. What does this mean for you and the company?"

"It is going to be difficult but I hope that we can still get the line out as expected," he tells her. "I just hope my family can survive this."

Eva moves up to him and pulls him into a hug. "We have been through so much together," she whispers in his year. "This is just the latest minor setback. Nothing will stop us from getting this family back on track. I believe that, and so should you."

***

Outside the main office, Jeff and Leah stand next to one another as Leah looks at her phone. She sighs back to her husband as she realizes that Paige has not yet met them despite them asking for her presence at the office. After everything that has happened lately, they need to see Paige, and Dominick, for that matter to get some things straight once and for all.

"Do you think that she is standing us up because of our behaviour lately?" Jeff asks Leah, who looks back at him with water in her eyes.

"I hope not," she admits to him. "I know that we have been tough on her but…"

"You don't have to explain anything to me," Jeff grabs her hand. "We are in this together, remember?"

"I don't know what I'd do without you," she pulls him into a hug.

"You'll never have to find out."

Before Leah can reply, the elevator doors open and Paige appears before her parents. "You asked me to meet you here and here I am," she says as she approaches her parents. "But, if this is about Max and I…"

"Please," Jeff cuts her off. "Just hear us out. Your mother and I, we owe you a huge apology."

The Sugarbowl

Kim quickly grabs her coffee from the barista and moves over to the bar to put some cream and sugar into her beverage. She needs to get over to Roboto so she can finish some of her plans before Robbie and Natasha return full time to the company. She knows that when they return, anything she has set in motion will be stopped because they are still blaming her for Bob's death, which in her mind, is insane. She just hopes that she can continue to do what she feels like is best for the company because she knows that is what Bob would have wanted.

She turns to leave when she sees Cassie sitting alone at the bar window. She arches her eyebrow as she recalls hearing the news that Jacob< was using Cassie to get back at her for all the horrible things that she had did to Natasha in the past. Kim, of course, knows that all of that happened years ago; so much time has passed since that time. And, Kim realizes that, even she, was caught in the cross fire all those years ago when she ended up getting shot when Helen and Natasha were saved from the basement that Cassie was holding them hostage in. Still, Kim has to feel bad for Cassie as she and Jacob genuinely did seem happy with one another.

"Cassie," Kim calls out as she approaches her. Cassie turns and sees Kim and immediately fears the worse.

"I'm not in mood to get any lecture," Cassie tells her quickly. "So if you're here to rake me over the coals, you can save it. I've heard all I can from Jacob, Natasha and Shane."

"I wasn't going to do that," Kim replies to her. "In fact, I was going to offer you some assistance."

Cassie arches her eyebrow. "What are you talking about?"

"A job," Kim tells her. "Come work with me at Roboto."

Cassie's mouth opens in shock as she listens to Kim's idea. "You can't be serious," Cassie chuckles back to her. "I know that Robbie and Natasha were left the CEO positions as Roboto in Bob's will. Do you really think that they would let me work there?"

"They don't have a choice in the matter," Kim informs her. "Part of the stipulation in Bob's will was that I was left a top executive position; any hiring decision I make, they can't overturn, even if they wanted too."

Cassie shakes her head in disbelief. "Why would you want me to work at Roboto with you?"

"Because," Kim purses her lips together. "You might be the only person that Natasha hates more than me. You and I, we could help each other out, have each other's backs, if you will. I know I could use back up against those two brats."

Cassie chuckles back to her. "This is all so sudden and unexpected," Cassie admits to her. "But, I really like the idea of having a way to stick it to Natasha. And, I could use the distraction from everything else going on in my life right now."

"Does that mean…?"

"I accept," Cassie shakes Kim's hand. "I'll work with you at Roboto."

The Calimo Mansion

"Good morning Cory," Jacob smiles to his stepfather as he pours himself a cup of coffee and Cory enters the living room of the mansion. "If you're looking for my mother, she's already headed into Roboto. She said she had a busy day planned."

"I bet she does," Cory uneasily replies to him. "I'm glad that we have this time alone, Jacob."

Jacob takes a sip of his coffee before he looks back at Cory. "Is everything okay? It sounds serious."

"It is serious," Cory sighs back to him, recalling how he and Natasha have been at odds since he hasn't been enjoying how she has been behaving lately. The fact that Jacob was using Cassie, and exposed his plan right before he was going to get married to her, shows that he is acting just like his mother. "It's about Cassie and everything you did the day of your wedding."

"Not this again," Jacob waves his hand back to her. "If you think that I am going to apologize for what I did, you have another thing coming."

"What you did was wrong," Cory sternly tells him. "If your parents won't tell you that, then you better believe that I will."

"Why is it wrong?" Jacob stubbornly replies to him. "Because I put the woman who tortured my mother through a similar hell? In my mind, that is called karma."

"What happened between Cassie and your mother happened many, many years ago," Cory informs him. "You can't go around telling her that you forgive her when in fact you don't. That's just cruel."

"Whatever," Jacob snaps at him. "I can see why you and my mother are fighting; you just don't get it."

Cory is about to say something back to Jacob, but his stepson has stormed out of the living room. Cory runs his hands through his hair wondering how he can make his family realize that they are acting out of turn.

The Pampa Grill

"I did talk to my Mom and she said Victoria is on her way home," Donovan tells Lukas as they sit across from one another having breakfast together. Donovan realizes that the fact that Victoria may be coming home could upset Lukas as was adamant that Victoria may for her actions while she was under control of her alter egos. Donovan knows that Victoria has already suffered enough with her illness but that may not be enough for Lukas.

Lukas takes a sip of his coffee as he recalls being at the restaurant a few days earlier and he overheard Eva on the phone confirming that Victoria was on her way home. He revealed to Craig that he wasn't sure how he felt about it and Craig told him to support his fiancé and his sister.

"I guess that means you are pretty happy, huh?"

"Yes, of course," Donovan nods back to him. "I want my sister to be healthy. This has been a long time coming."

"I'm glad that she's better, I really am."

"This means that she could come to the wedding," Donovan tells Lukas, trying to make him feel better about his sister coming home.

"Great," Lukas manages to put a smile on his face.

"I know Vic isn't your favorite person," Donovan tells him, sensing Lukas' apprehension about her coming home. "But she is my sister Lukas. That will never change."

"I know," Lukas waves his hand in the air. "I'm just struggling to get over everything she did. She hurt so many people; people that I care a lot about, like Craig. It may take some time to forgive her, that's all I'm asking for."

***

Andrew slowly walks into the restaurant and scans the tables hoping to see Abby waiting for him as they were planning on studying for their midterm together. He knows that Cheresa is still in the hospital but Abby agreed to meet him because she still has to write her exam. Instead of seeing his fellow classmate, however, Andrew sees Albertinah sitting alone at a table in the corner. He pauses and takes a deep breath as he remembers randomly seeing Albertinah at the hospital and they ended up making love in one of the hospital rooms. He almost can't believe what happened but he hasn't been able to get it out of his mind.

He finds himself walking over to her table and clears his throat to get her attention. "Hey," he says before he sits down across from her. "I haven't heard from you since the other day at the hospital."

Albertinah looks up to see Andrew then puts her head back down to look at the marking she has to do. "No, you haven't. And, you won't hear from me again, Andrew."

"Are you saying you didn't enjoy what happened?" he asks her with a sly grin on his face. "Because where I was…"

"That's not the point," she cuts him off sternly. "We both got carried away. I could lose my job over what happened and you, you could be expelled."

"No one has to know…"

"Andrew, stop, enough," She waves her hand in the air as she signs back to him. "What we did at the hospital, it was a mistake. It can never happen again."

"What are you saying?"

"I'm saying forget me, forget what happened," she replies to him. "We can never have sex with each other again."

Robertson Enterprises

"I'm not sure why you are all here," Dominick admits to Leah, Jeff and Paige as they stand in his office as Eva looks on uneasily. The last thing any of them want is to have another shouting match over Paige's relationship with Max, especially with Dominik needing to finish his line.

"We can explain," Jeff replies to him before he looks over at Paige with a sly grin on her face.

"Before we came inside," Leah continues to tell her father the story. "We apologized to Paige for our actions surrounding her relationship with Max."

"You did what?" Dominick gasps back at them. "Why the sudden change of heart?"

"Max saved Cheresa Lawson from drowning," Paige tells her grandfather. "They realize that they were misjudging Max before they got to know him."

"She's right," Jeff tells Dominick. "Max isn't perfect, far from it, but what he did proved that he is a good man."

"And with Cheresa still in the hospital, we have realized how short life is," Leah continues. "We don't want to waste anytime fighting with our daughter. Or you, Daddy."

"What are you saying?" Dominick asks them.

"We are sorry for how we acted," Leah moves up to him. "We are here ready to take our jobs back, if you'll have us."

"Of course I'll have you," Dominick pulls her into a hug. "I love you so much."

"We love you too, Daddy."

The Sugarbowl

Lukas opens the door to the coffeehouse looking to escape Donovan and all the talk about Victoria coming home. He still doesn't why everyone is seemingly so forgiving to Victoria considering all of the awful things she did while her alter egos were in control of her body. He doesn't know if he is able to put that all behind him, if he's honest with himself.

"Lukas, hey, what's going on?" Craig asks his friend as he moves up to him. "You look like you've seen a ghost. Are you okay?"

"No," Lukas immediately tells him. "I'm not okay. Donovan just confirmed with me that Victoria is coming home and, as much as I've tried, I don't think I can forgive her for what she's done. I don't know that I can move on from it."

Craig sighs and immediately pulls him into a hug. "You'll be fine," he tells his friend, as they both start thinking about how they almost shared a kiss recently. "Trust me, you will get through this."

***

Jacob opens the door to the coffeehouse and moves inside as he seeks another coffee. He had to get out of the mansion after Cory started to lash out at him for what he did to Cassie at their wedding. The last thing he wanted to hear was Cory advising him that he was wrong in his revenge on Cassie.

He grabs his coffee from the barista and turns around and immediately spots Cassie still sitting at the window bar. He hadn't seen her since their wedding day; he knows that he should leave well enough alone but he finds himself moving up to her.

"I'm surprised to see you still in town," he tells her as he arrives at her chair. He had assumed that after he left her, Cassie would have packed her bags and left town.

Cassie looks up at her ex-fiancé and glares back at him. "You'd love that, wouldn't you? Well, you don't have that much power over me, Jacob. I have a lot more going on in my life than just you."

Jacob chuckles back to her. "Really? Like what?"

"That's none of your business," she replies to him quickly. "And, for what it's worth, you can claim all you want that you were using me," she tells him as she stands up and looks him in the eyes. "But, you didn't fake all those nights you made love to me. You wanted me just as much as I wanted you. Every night when you sleep, I hope you see me in your arms, you begging me for more… then when you wake up in a cold sweat, you can run back to your mother like you always do," she moves up to him before she pushes him out her way.

"Cassie…"

"Go to hell," she spits as she storms out of the coffeehouse leaving Jacob all alone with his coffee.

Roboto

"I'm glad you two finally decided to show up," Kim stands up from sitting behind the desk in the main office of Roboto when Robbie and Natasha open the door and move inside the room. "So much has happened that you will both need to get caught up on."

Natasha rolls her eyes to Robbie before she throws her purse on the sofa. "Can you please email me a detailed update on everything that has happened so we can be informed?"

Kim uneasily chuckles back to her. "I'm not your assistant," Kim sneers back to her. "This file will be a good start for you to review. Let me know if you have any questions."

"This file is huge," Robbie says grabbing the file from Kim.

"Well, yea, you two have been away for weeks," Kim says as she moves to the door of the office. "One thing I can tell you," she stops at the door. "I've hired Cassie Nova. She'll be reporting to me."

"You did what?" Natasha gasps back to her. "You have no right…"

"Actually, as per my husband's will, I have every right," Kim winks back to her. "How quickly you forget; you even tried to get the will over turned and that failed. I'll be around if you have any questions on that file."

"What happened to trying to get along?" Robbie asks Kim, who purses her lips together.

"I'm more than willing to get along with my husband's children, are you two ready to bury the hatchet?" Kim asks him before she leaves the office leaving the siblings alone with the giant file in front of them.

Robbie looks at Natasha and sighs heavily. "This is a fucking nightmare," he tells his sister.

"We have to get control of Kim and this company," Natasha replies to him quickly.

"This is all Cory's fault! Damn him!"

"Why are you mad at my husband?" Natasha asks Robbie, unaware of what Cory has done.

"Because," Robbie glares back at her. "He was the one who told Kim about Brooke and I. Cory is the one that cost us getting Dad's will overturned."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Nicholas and Robin catch up
- Natasha confronts Cory
- Brad pleads with Meggan to keep mum

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