Theme song: "All I Want For Christimas Is You" Michael Buble
on One Day at a Time
- To help try to break Craig's fever while trapped in the cave, Lukas
stripped down and crawled into the blankets with him hoping that his body
heat would help. Craig ended up kissing Lukas
- Paige learned that Jeff was really Logan's father and was devastated
by Leah's lies for over a year
- Albertinah to continue to Andrew that they could not have a relationship.
Andrew, meanwhile, realized that Abby and Max plotted to break him and
- Cheresa awoke and learned that Trenyce and Chris are her biological
- Cory told Natasha he wanted a divorce
- Robin told Adam she was tired of playing second fiddle in his life.
Dawn, meanwhile, told Helen she wanted her parents to get back together
Empress Mountain; The Cave
Lukas finishes digging out an opening through the many layers of snow
that covered the entrance to the cave where he and Craig have been trapped
since the avalanche occurred. He looks around and sees no sign of life
outside, but he does take a deep breath of the fresh, crisp air. After
being trapped in the cave for a few days, he is thrilled that he and Craig,
hopefully, are going to escape today. As he gets ready to shoot one of
the flares that he found inside the cave, he recalls how the previous
night he crawled into the bed he made for Craig in hopes that his body
heat would break Craig's fever. With their bodies pressed against one
another, Craig ended up kissing Lukas and they ended up having sex. A
part of Lukas feels bad for having sex with Craig when he was so out of
it, but in his mind, Craig started it by kissing him. And despite being
out of it, Craig knew exactly what he was doing. And, by the middle of
the night, his fever had broken. Lukas woke up before Craig this morning
and is now trying to save them, but he believes that he and Craig being
together saved Craig's life. And, he knows that their attraction has been
building for months.
He gets ready to shoot a flare and braces himself as he doesn't know what
the impact will be to his own arms. The flare is shot and explodes in
the sky. He waits for a moment and realizes he should save the next flare
in case no one see the first one. He turns and crawls back into the cave,
where he sees Craig sitting up in the bed.
"You're awake," Lukas says as he reaches the base of the cave
again. "Thank God."
"I am awake," Craig looks back at his friend. "What happened?
How did we end up in this place?"
"You don't remember?" Lukas asks him as he moves closer to his
Craig quickly shakes his head back to him. "The last thing I remember
is the Gravity launch at the resort. Everything after that is a blur."
Lukas gulps realizing that Craig doesn't remember their night of passion
the night before. He also realizes that now isn't the time to mention
it to him. "We went skiing; while we were out, there was an avalanche.
I happened to see the cave and pulled us in here. You had been caught
in some of it and had a really bad fever."
"I guess I should thank you for saving my life," Craig looks
back at him. "But, can you explain to me why I woke up with no clothes
"The ski wear you had on was soaking wet," Lukas explains to
him. "I got you out of the clothes and then got into bed with you,
hoping that my body heat would break your fever. Sometime last night,
"I don't know what to say. Thank you, Lukas."
Before Lukas can reply, he hears something from outside. He looks back
at Craig and gets a smile on his face. "My God! I think the flare
worked! I think someone is here to save us!"
"You mean we can get out of here?"
"You stay here," Lukas tells him. "I'll crawl back out
and see what is happening. Get dressed while I'm gone."
Craig nods back to him and starts to gather his clothing as Lukas crawls
back outside to the side of the mountain. He looks up in the air and sees
a helicopter hovering over the side of the mountain.
"Down here!" Lukas
calls as he waves his hands in the air. "We are down here!"
Twin Peaks General Hospital
"This truly is a Christmas miracle," Brooke
smiles over to Greg,
as they just learned that Cheresa
is going to be discharged from the hospital. There was a time, not long
ago, that they were worried that Cheresa might not make it, now she is
getting to go home, and on Christmas Day no less.
"You can say that again," Chris replies to her before he looks
over at Greg. "I hope you guys don't mind that we'd like Cheresa
to come back to my place and spend Christmas with us. We have already
lost a lot of time with her."
Brooke and Greg uneasily look back at one another. They both had hoped
that Cheresa would return to the Lawson estate and spend Christmas with
their family, as they have done since they got Cheresa. Greg sighs heavily
and realizes that everything is different now.
"I think we should let Cheresa make that decision, don't you?"
he looks back at Chris with intent. "I know that you guys are eager
to have this relationship with Cheresa but she doesn't even know you.
Brooke and I, we've made mistakes, but we are still Cheresa's family;
the only family she knows."
"You've made mistakes?" Trenyce hisses back to them. "You
bought a stolen child from the black market!"
"I'm not getting into that today," Brooke sternly replies to
her. "It is Christmas after all!"
Before Chris or Trenyce can reply, the door to Cheresa's hospital room
opens and the younger woman emerges with a bag on her arm. She looks at
the four adults; all four of which are her parents and uneasily smiles.
"Looks like I'm getting out of here in time to celebrate Christmas,"
she says as Trenyce comes up to hug her. Brooke follows by hugging her
"We are so glad that you're going to be okay," Brooke tells
her. "I have the chef making all your favorites; Abby
are at home waiting for you."
"Does this mean we are going to spend Christmas as a family?"
Cheresa asks her back, knowing that the family was imploding before her
accident because of Brooke's affair with Robbie.
"If that's what you want," Greg tells his daughter, willing
to put his current relationship with Brooke on hold for the holiday. "Today
is a day to celebrate the fact that you are still with us."
"Or, you could come back to our place," Trenyce excitedly tells
her. "We don't have a chef making any food, but I could make some
of your favorites. I'm not that bad in the kitchen. We could spend our
first Christmas together!"
"We've already lost so many holidays together," Chris echoes
Cheresa gulps heavily as she looks at her two sets of parents, all four
wanting her to desperately say that she will go home with them. She looks
at Chris and Trenyce. "I know you guys mean well, I really do,"
she begins to tell them. "But Brooke and Greg and Abby and Brad,
they are my family. I want to spend Christmas with them."
"Of course," Trenyce uneasily replies to her as she tries to
fight her tears. "Just know that we love you and we want to get to
"Come on sweetheart," Greg puts his arm around his daughter.
"Let's go celebrate the holiday as a family."
The Lawson's state to walk away but Cheresa stops and looks back at Chris
and Trenyce, who are holding hands to support one another. "Merry
Christmas," Cheresa tells them.
"Merry Christmas Cheresa," Chris and Trenyce say together before
they turn and hug one another, devastated that they aren't getting to
spend Christmas with their daughter that they longed to find.
slowly stands up from Savannah's
tombstone. He looks at the roses he brought his mother had slowly smiles
at her. Every Christmas he has started to come see his mother; it helps
give him peace of mind and remind him that nothing is as bad as what it
seems. He still wishes that he could spend the holiday with his mother;
every year visiting her is another reminder of what he has lost.
"Merry Christmas Mom," he whispers to the tombstone. "I
love you. I will always love you."
He turns to leave and starts to walk down the pathway in the center of
the graveyard. He finds himself looking in surprise as he sees someone
else walking on the path. As he gets closer to the person, he is even
more stunned to see Albertinah.
"Hey, Merry Christmas," he says as he comes up to her. "What
are you doing here?"
Albertinah looks back at her younger lover, also surprised to see him.
"I know this will sound silly, but I find walking here very comforting.
Chris and Trenyce are with Cheresa, so I thought I'd come here before
I went to his place. It's oddly calming walking through the cemetery,
"I get that," Andrew nods back to her.
"What are you doing here?"
Andrew points to the nearby tombstone with the red roses. "My Mom
is buried over there," he admits to her. "I come visit her every
"Oh Andrew, I'm so sorry. I had no idea," Albertinah tells him,
learning something new about her student.
"Thanks," Andrew uneasily smiles back to her. "It happened
when I was pretty young. It doesn't make it any easier though, you know,
especially on holidays."
"I can't imagine," Albertinah nods back to him. "I guess
I'll see you later? Trenyce told me she invited you over for Christmas
"You will see me later, yea," he admits to her.
"What's wrong? You don't seem yourself? Is it just seeing your Mom?
Or is something else going on with you?"
Andrew sighs back to her as he recalls thinking that he realized that
Abby and Max
teamed up to break him and Paige
up all those months ago. He has no proof, but he has to get to the truth
somehow, someway. In his mind, he's just going to tell Paige what he suspects
and they can go from there.
"Before I met you," he begins to tell her. "I was dating
a girl. She dumped me pretty randomly and now I think that it was because
two people worked together to make it happen."
"Wow, that seems intense," Albertinah admits to him. "Do
you think you and this girl have a future together now that you know the
"Honestly?" Andrew asks her as they lock eyes. "I don't
know. So much has happened and I've
"We can't be together, Andrew. We have been over this," she
stops him from going down that path.
"I know," Andrew tells her. "That doesn't mean that I can
just stop having these feelings for you, Albertinah. We might not be able
to be together, but I think about you all the time."
Albertinah looks back at him. "I know you do."
"You do too, don't you?"
"We should get over to Chris and Trenyce's," she changes the
subject, but knows that she does think about him often. "Come on,
I'll drive. Let's go have a Merry Christmas."
"Merry Christmas," Leah
sits next to Paige on the sofa in her father's house while Eva,
are talking near the Christmas tree. Leah knows that Paige has recently
discovered that she had lied to Jeff about baby Logan's paternity for
over a year; since then, Paige has been avoiding both her and Jeff. Leah
can only imagine what Paige is going through right now, but she knows
that she has to make it right. "I'm glad that you're here today."
"Where else would I be?" Paige coldly replies to her mother.
"I don't know but you haven't exactly tried to call me back,"
Leah tells her daughter. "I've left you countless messages since
that day at the Pampa Grill."
"I guess I haven't wanted to hear your excuses, Mom," Paige
continues to be cold to her mother. "I can't believe that you would
lie to Dad about having another child. And, I don't think today is the
day to get into it."
"You're right, today isn't the day," Leah nods back to her.
"I just want you to know that I am truly very sorry and I never meant
to cause you, or your Dad any pain."
"Are you really bringing this up today?" Jeff asks as he hovers
over his daughter and wife. "Today is not the day Leah; can we please
just have a nice Christmas?"
"God, this is why this sucks! You two are fighting again! Just when
I thought this family was coming together, you have to go to this, Mom,"
Paige says before she stands up and rushes off, not wanting to hear her
family fight on Christmas Day.
"Are you happy now?" Leah asks her husband as she stands up
and glares at him. "I was just trying to have a conversation with
Paige but you have to turn it ugly."
"You turned it ugly," Jeff sneers back to her. "When you
chose to lie to me. Merry Christmas, Leah. It'll be our last one together."
"What does that mean?"
"It means I want a divorce," he reveals to her as their eyes
lock. "I can't be with you anymore."
The Calimo Mansion
"It doesn't feel like Christmas today, does it?" Kim
walks into the living room of the mansion and sees Robbie, Jacob
sitting on the sofa preparing to open some Christmas presents. Kim can't
help but think about Bob
today; it is the first Christmas without her husband. The fact that Bob
isn't with them today is still so surreal for her; she can't believe that
he has been gone for as long as he has been. Today, it just makes it all
feel very real.
"I was out to see Granddad earlier," Jacob looks back at Kim,
thinking about his visit to Bob's memorial. "It's hard to believe
that it is the first Christmas without him."
"No thanks to you," Robbie rolls his eyes as he looks at Kim,
still believing that she caused his father's death.
"Really Robbie? You wanna go there today?" Kim groans at him.
"Here I thought we'd actually get along on Christmas. After all,
I was nice enough to let you all be in my house today."
"Don't start with the 'my house' crap," Natasha tells Kim. "You
know that Bob would want us all here today!"
"He would also want us to get along!" Jacob tries to keep the
peace. "Let's try to have a Merry Christmas, okay?"
"I'm going to check on Sophie," Natasha announces as she stands
up from the sofa. "I'm sure she's had a nice visit with Cory
"Cory is welcome to stay for dinner," Kim looks over at Natasha,
knowing that their marriage is barely hanging on. "Rosario is making
"I don't think he wants to stay," Natasha admits to everyone.
"But I will put the offer out for him."
Natasha slowly moves to the entry way and peers into the foyer, where
she sees Cory sitting on the large grand staircase with Sophie next to
him. She can't help but feel her heart warm at the sight of her husband
sitting with their little girl; immediately, her mind races back to how
they didn't even think that they would be able to have more children,
then after Barbara
shot her, they discovered that she was with child. Sophie is, in many
ways, a miracle child and she brought her and Cory together. She moves
closer to them, so she can hear what they are saying.
"I hope you have a great rest of your day," Cory looks at his
daughter as they sit next to each other. "Are you excited to see
what Santa brought you?"
"Yes Daddy," Sophie looks up into her father's eyes. "Why
don't you stay with us? You and Mommy and I can open my presents together?"
"I know that's what you'd like sweetie, but I'm going to go back
to the penthouse now."
"Why Daddy? Don't you love Mommy anymore?"
"Of course I do," Cory tells Sophia, as Natasha slowly grins
to herself. "I will always love your Mommy, just like I will always
love you. But right now, this is for the best."
"Ugh," Sophie groans back to him. "If Mommy was bad and
that is making you leave, do you think she got a lump of coal in her stocking?"
Cory chuckles back to her. "You'll have to let me know. I love you
"I love you too Daddy."
"You don't have to take off," Natasha slowly comes up to her
husband and daughter. "There will be so much food here, you're welcome
"I appreciate the offer, but I think this is for the best,"
Cory looks back at Natasha. "Merry Christmas, Natasha."
"Merry Christmas, Cory," Natasha beams back to him, slowly remembering
why she fell in love with Cory in the first place.
The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home
"I got a text from Cheresa, she's going home," Dawn
smiles over to Adam
as they sit on the sofa about to open some Christmas presents. Dawn has
been so worried about her best friend since she fell in the river; the
fact that she gets to go home on Christmas Day makes it a true miracle.
"I can't believe this is happening!"
"That is a sign that it is going to be a very Merry Christmas after
all," Helen looks at her daughter and then over at Adam. "We
have had one hell of a year, haven't we?"
"You can say that again," Adam chuckles back to his family.
"But you know what? We all came through it; it shows how strong we
"I really want to take a moment to thank you two," Dawn looks
at her parents. "You two have supported me these past few months
without judgement or giving me hell when I probably could have used both."
"We love you, Dawn. We are always in your corner, never forget that,"
Helen tells her daughter. "We are just happy that you're getting
"Me too," Dawn nods back to them.
Before Adam can reply, the doorbell rings. "I'll get it," he
stands up and moves out of the living room and into the foyer.
"I hope Dad being here means that you two are growing closer,"
Dawn tells Helen while Adam is out of the room.
"Dawn Marie," Helen sternly tells her daughter. "Your father
is still engaged to Robin.
We have to remember that."
"You can't blame me for wanting my parents to be together,"
Dawn uneasily chuckles back to her.
Meanwhile, Adam opens the door and is surprised to see Robin standing
on the other side of the door. "Robin, hi, Merry Christmas."
"Merry Christmas," she smiles as she leans in and gives him
a kiss. "I know the last time we spoke I said I was tired of being
your second fiddle, but I couldn't let the holiday pass without seeing
you. I still love you, Adam."
"I love you too, Robin. I just need
"I know what you need and I can give you that," Robin nods back
to him. "As long as we are in this together, nothing else matters."
"I love you," Adam smiles as he leans in and kisses her again,
unaware that Dawn and Helen are watching them. Dawn looks uneasily at
her mother before she turns and walks back into the living room, upset
that Adam is still pursing Robin instead of Helen.
The Richardson Estate; Meggan & Lukas' Home
"This has to be the worst Christmas of my life," Donovan
admits to Meggan
as they sit in the living room of the house that Meggan has shared with
her brother for years. Donovan knows that he left Caldwell's Mountain
Ski Resort because everyone was telling him that he should be at home
for the holidays but it doesn't feel like Christmas at all with Lukas'
death lingering over his head. "Thank you, by the way, for letting
me be here today."
"Of course," Meggan nods back to him. "We are in this together,
Donovan. I still can't believe that my brother is gone. It doesn't seem
fair, or right."
"I should have stayed at Caldwell's," Donovan sits up, which
to look at her brother with concern. "What if something happens?"
"Then someone will call you," Victoria tells him. "I know
its tough Donovan, but being here is the right thing to do. Lukas would
have wanted us to still have a Christmas."
"She is right," Meggan forces a smile on her face. "He
loved Christmas. He would have wanted us to celebrate somehow."
Before Donovan can say anything back to her, Meggan's cell phone rings.
"Excuse me for a moment," she says as she picks up her phone.
"Meggan Richardson," she says into her telephone. Immediately,
Meggan gets tears in her eyes as she listens to what is being said to
her. "Are you sure? Oh my God
yes, thank you! Thank you so much."
"What is it?" Victoria asks Meggan as she hangs up the telephone.
"They found Lukas and Craig," Meggan gasps as a tear falls down
her cheek and her eyes lock with Donovan's. "They're alive! They're
"Oh my God," Donovan rushes into her arms and hugs her. "It's
a miracle! My husband is alive! Oh thank you God!"
Next on One Day at a Time
- Helen drops a bomb on Robin
- Greg finally gets his wish
- Donovan & Meggan are reunited with Lukas