Episode 677 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: March 14, 2021

 

Episode Theme song: "A No No" Mariah Carey
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- After Donovan bailed Lukas out, Lukas confronted Craig about the rape charges. Craig stood by his claim that he didn't consent to the sex theyh had in the cave
- Max overheard Jacob ask Paige out, who accepted
- Leah learned that Jeff & Meggan got back together and ended up sleeping with Cory again. Jeff, meanwhile, fished around Natasha for information to see if she knew that Cory was sleeping with Leah
- Simona questioned Vinny about being alive & Daisy's death
- Victoria saw Vinny on the pier; she told Trenyce & Tyler that he was alive
- Albertinah told Andrew she was leaving town

The Richardson Estate; Meggan, Lukas & Donovan's Home

Donovan slowly walks into the living room of the Richardson estate and sees Lukas pouring himself a cup of coffee. Donovan pauses for a moment as he recalls how the previous day he had to bail his husband out of jail after Simona Lopez arrested him under rape charges against Craig. After Lukas was released, Donovan demanded answers from his husband but Lukas stormed out. By the time Lukas got home, Donovan has fallen asleep and when Donovan woke up, Lukas was already out of bed. This is the first time he is seeing his husband and now, he needs answers about what is going on.

"Morning," Donovan finally says something to him as he moves into the living room. "Can I have a cup of that coffee?"

"Of course," Lukas passes him his cup of coffee and Donovan takes a sip. "Sorry about last night, you were passed out by the time I got home. I didn't want to wake you up."

"It is fine," Donovan replies to him. "You're here now, so we can finally get everything out on the table."

"Yea," Lukas uneasily nods back to him knowing that he has to tell Donovan the truth about what happened in the cave because when he confronted Craig last night, Craig continued to insist that he didn't give Lukas consent to the sex that they had. Lukas still thinks that this is outrageous as he only slept with Craig to save his life. "It's not going to be an easy conversation, I guess."

"Where did you go last night? I pleaded with you to let me know what was going on and you just bolted out of here so fast," Donovan reminds him of the previous night. "What was so urgent that couldn't wait?"

"I went to see Craig," Lukas admits to him. "I had to get to the bottom of the charges."

"And? What did Craig say?"

"There's no easy way to tell you this," Lukas looks into Donovan's eyes. "But, Craig and I, we had sex while we were trapped in the cave last November after the avalanche. I cheated on you with Craig."

The Pampa Grill

"Are you sure you didn't miss hear things?" Cassie asks Max as they sit next to one another at the bar of the restaurant as the mother and son are having breakfast together. Max just told his mother that he overheard Jacob ask Paige out on a date the night before and she said yes. Max, of course, left before either of them saw him but he can't believe that this is happening as he and Paige haven't been separated for that long. For her to already be ready to move on from their relationship.

"I'm sure," Max takes a bite of his toast and looks over at her. "He asked her out and she said yes. What am I going to do Mom? I thought that Paige would take me back eventually and now, she's moving on with Jacob."

Cassie sighs back to her son realizing that he still cares about Paige a great deal. And, if she's honest, she knew that Jacob was thinking of asking a girl out because she overheard Shane encourage him to ask her out. She had no idea that the girl was Paige but in her mind, she would like to get Paige out of the picture so she and Jacob could have a real shot at a relationship.

"There must be something we can do to prevent this from happening," Cassie replies to her son. "I know how much you care about Paige."

"It just sucks that I am not even going to get the chance to make it up to her, you know? After everything we went through last year, I just want another chance to show her how much she means to me."

Cassie takes another sip of her coffee as she arches her eyebrow. "I have an idea," Cassie purses her lips back to her son. "Do you remember how livid Leah and Jeff were that Paige was dating you last year?"

"How could I forget?"

"Well," Cassie continues to explain to him. "Now, she is dating a Calimo. Dominick always hated Bob and his children; how do you think they will feel if they found out that Paige is now dating Jacob?"

Max chuckles back to his mother. "That's brilliant, Mom! But I can't be the one to say anything. It'll bite me in the ass where Paige is concerned."

"You won't have to say anything," Cassie looks back at him. "Because, I will do the honor myself."

***

At the back corner table of the restaurant, Jacob and Paige sit across from another. "Are you sure you don't want a mimosa or something?" Jacob asks her before he takes a bite of his eggs benedict.

"No, coffee and orange juice are fine," Paige smiles back to him. "When you suggested we go on a date, I didn't expect it would be breakfast the next morning."

Jacob chuckles back to her. "I just thought that we both had busy days ahead at Robertson, so why not get enjoy the first meal of the day together? You're okay with this right?"

"I totally am," Paige takes a sip of her juice. "It's unconventional and I like that."

"I'm glad that I am impressing you on date number one."

"I've always been impressed with you, Jacob," Paige admits to him. "What you went through as a child with your lungs, it is really commendable how far you've come since then. And, the way you stood up for your family last year, that was also impressive. I don't really agree with how you hurt people but I get why you did what you did."

Jacob smiles back to her. "That means a lot to me Paige. And for what it's worth, I have learned my lesson about hurting people. That's not something I want to do anymore. I didn't like what Cassie did to my parents but she is still a human being with feelings too."

"See, you learn from your mistakes. Not everyone does that," Paige winks back to him thinking about Max and all the lies he told her.

"I'm glad this breakfast is going so well," Jacob looks back at her. "Maybe it means we can have another date soon?"

"I'd like that a lot."

The Sugarbowl

"So, how are you feeling this morning?" Cory looks over at Leah as they sit across from each other in the back booth of the coffeehouse. He is asking her because last night they ended up in bed, again, and had hot, passionate sex. He knows that after the first time they made love, they agreed to only be friends but after it happened a second time, he is left wondering if there is something more between them.

Leah sighs. "I guess I should thank you," she looks back into him. "You gave me what I really needed last night."

Cory chuckles back to her. "I don't think I went home empty handed in the situation."

"That's fair," Leah replies to him. "I still believe that if anyone knew what was happening between us it would create a lot of drama. Can we keep this between us until we know what's going on?"

"That sounds perfect," Cory nods back to her. "How about a coffee?"

"I'd love that."

"Be right back," Cory tells her as he exits the booth, just as Robbie and Natasha walk into the coffeehouse.

Natasha immediately sees Cory standing in the lineup and looks over to Robbie. "Go say hi to him, you know you want too," Robbie tells his sister. "Besides, I see Leah in the booth, I'll go say hi."

"Okay," Natasha uneasily nods back to him. "I do have something I want to run by him."

"Be strong," Robbie whispers to hers before he moves to the back booth to see Leah. "Hey, fancy meeting you here."

"Robbie, uh, hi," Leah nervously says back to him as she turns her head to see where Cory is. The last thing she wants is for Robbie to realize that she is there with Cory, the morning after they had sex again. "What's up?"

"I just came in for my morning fix and saw you," Robbie admits to her. "How've you been?"

"Ugh, I've been better," she replies to him. "Jeff and Meggan are back together. Can you believe that? After all that custody case nonsense, they decided to get back together and raise Logan together. Such a waste of time."

"Is that the reason you're upset with the news?" Robbie asks her. "Or is that Jeff is with Meggan and not you?"

Leah feels her eyes swell with water. "I won't pine over a man who doesn't want me. Life is too short!"

"It's okay to be upset, Leah, it really is, you just have to be honest with yourself."

Leah lets a tear fall down her cheek as Robbie grabs her hand. "Fine, it hurts like hell, happy now?" she tries to chuckle back to him. "Thanks for being there for me, Robbie."

"Always Leah, you know that."

Back at the counter, Cory grabs the two coffees and then sees Robbie and Leah holding hands and feels his heart move into his throat at the sight. He doesn't want to admit that he is jealous at the sight but he knows that Leah and Robbie have a very long, sorted history together. And, he and Leah aren't serious, so why does he care? He asks himself as he moves to the bar to put some cream and sugar into the coffees.

"Why the second coffee?" Natasha comes up to her estranged husband. "Or did you see me and know that I needed one?"

"I am meeting someone," Cory replies to her quickly. "How's Sophie? We still haven't rescheduled that play date, not that I should have to schedule a time to see my daughter."

"We can make time today, I promise," Natasha tells him. "Something happened the other day that I wanted to ask you about."

"Okay? What happened?"

"Jeff Claus was here and he was asking me all the questions," Natasha reveals to him.

"What kind of questions?"

"Like when we first started having problems and if we were going to get back together," Natasha tells Cory. "At the time, it didn't strike me as odd but it is. Jeff and I, we aren't close, so why would he want to know about our marriage?"

Cory shrugs back to her. "I have no idea," he reveals to her. "Look, I have to run. Please text me about that time with Sophie … and sign the divorce papers, Nat. Let's not drag this out any longer than we have too?"

Natasha uneasily nods back to him, still feeling like there is nothing that she can to Cory to make him change his mind about the divorce.

Outside the coffeehouse, Cory pulls out his phone and sends a text to Leah, "Come to my place for the coffee when you're finished with Robbie." He smiles to himself before he starts walking back to his penthouse.

Twin Peaks Police Station

"Thank you both for coming by this morning," Simona tells Trenyce and Tyler as they move into her office and she closes the door behind her guests. "I questioned Vinny Victors last night about surviving the avalanche and about Daisy's death."

"That was fast," Tyler replies to her before he looks over at Trenyce as they sit next to one another. He hopes that this means that something has finally been uncovered in Daisy's disappearance. "What did Vinny say?"

"I didn't want to wait," Simona admits to them. "After your last visit when you told me that Vinny was still alive, I wanted to act quickly before he had a chance to come up with a cover story, if there was one."

"So, don't keep us waiting," Trenyce uneasily says back to her. "What did Vinny say? Is Daisy alive?"

"He claims that she died in the avalanche," Simona reveals to them. "He claimed that she was further up the mountain when the avalanche struck and that is how he was able to escape."

"That is exactly what he told me too," Tyler tells them as he thinks back to his own confrontation with Vinny at his mansion. "But, is it true?"

"After Vinny left, I discussed with park ranger who headed the initial search after the avalanche; based on their analysis, he was telling the truth, Daisy was further up on the mountain when the avalanche occurred."

"How can they be so sure?" Tyler demands to know from her. "This is crazy! How can three people come out alive but…"

"Look, I appreciate that you two are upset about Daisy's passing," Simona cuts him off. "But, if the park ranger is telling me that he has confirmed the location of the victims on the mountain, I'm going to take his word for it. I understand this is painful, but for the last time, this case is closed as I believe that Daisy Davenport died on that mountain."

"And if she didn't, you and this entire police department will answer to me," Tyler stands up and yells at her.

"And me!" Trenyce echoes Tyler's statements. "This isn't over, not by a long shot."

The Victors Mansion

"Victoria, what a surprise," Vinny opens his front door to his mansion and sees his ex-wife standing on the other side of his door. The last person he expected to see this morning was Victoria, although she did run into him on the pier the other day, which is why people now know that he is alive and well. Part of him knows that he should be upset with her as he asked her to not say anything but she still did. "What brings you by?"

"Do you even have to ask?" Victoria moves into the foyer hold a paper bag in her hand. "You're alive Vinny! I still can't believe it and I wanted to catch up with you. So, I brought coffee and muffins from the Sugarbowl. I know you love the blueberry muffins from there."

Vinny uneasily chuckles back to her. "They are my favorite, this is true. I am still technically mad at you though for telling Tyler and Trenyce that I'm alive."

"I know you asked me not to say anything," Victoria admits to him. "But the fact is, they have really been put through the ringer since the avalanche, thinking that Daisy was dead. I just wanted them to know in case there was a chance that Daisy was alive."

"I suppose I can understand that," Vinny nods back to her. "But, she is dead. I spoke to Simona Lopez last night and she took my statement. She is seemingly on the same page as me about Daisy's death."

"Then my heart goes out to Tyler and Trenyce," Victoria tells him. "But as long as they know what is going on, then they can start to mourn."

Vinny chuckles back to her. "I wish it was that simple."

"Why wouldn't it be?"

"Because," Vinny replies to her quickly. "Tyler thinks that I am lying and that Daisy is alive. I have no idea how I could have saved her from the avalanche. This is exactly why I didn't tell anyone that I was alive; they always think the worst of me."

"I don't think the worst of you," Victoria tells him as she moves closer to him. "I never did, Vinny. I believe you if you tell me that Daisy is dead."

Vinny smiles back to her, thrilled to finally have someone on his side. "I appreciate that more than you know. Now, how about we eat those muffins and catch up on you?"

"I'd love that," Victoria chuckles back to him as she turns to follow him into the mansion.

The Pampa Grill

"I'm really sorry to hear that Trey," Chris tells Trenyce as they move into the restaurant together as she just told him about her meeting with Simona and Tyler. He knows that she was hoping that Simona would find something to help prove that Daisy is still alive; he can only imagine that Trenyce learning that he case was closed, again, was a hard pill to swallow.

"Thanks," Trenyce coldly replies to him, still not able to forgive him for lying to Cheresa. "Did Albertinah tell you why she wanted to see us today?"

"No but I have a pretty idea of what this is."

"You both came, great," Albertinah stands up from her seat when Chris and Trenyce arrive at her table.

"Of course, you made it seem important," Trenyce sits across from her after giving her a quick hug. "What's up?"

"I'm leaving town this morning," Albertinah quickly replies to them. "I have a plane to catch in an hour."

"What? So soon?" Trenyce gasps back to her, surprised by the news.

"I need to leave town to get my life back in order," Albertinah explains to them. "Losing my job and that damn award, it's made me realize that I have to get it together and I can't do that here."

"I knew this was coming and I wish I could change your mind but I understand," Chris stands up and hugs his sister again. "I love you so much Tina, I just hope you find the peace that you're seeking."

"I will be in touch with both of you," Albertinah smiles back to them with tears in her eyes. "This isn't goodbye, not by a long shot."

"Good, cause we won't let you leave our lives again," Trenyce reaches over and grabs her hand. "You're stuck with us now."

***

Cassie finishes paying her and Max's bill and then collects her purse. She starts to move towards the door so she can get to Roboto as Max has already left or Robertson Enterprises. As she moves to the door, she happens to see Jeff walking into the restaurant. She immediately gets a smirk on her face knowing that she has to have a little discussion with him.

"Jeff, morning," Cassie approaches him. "We need to talk."

Jeff looks back at Cassie in surprise since he hasn't had much interaction with her previously. "I'm not sure what we would have to discuss, Cassie."

"This is about your daughter, Paige."

Jeff looks back at her with worry on his face. "Is she okay?"

"That remains to be seen," Cassie pouts her lips together. "Did you know she's started dating again?"

Jeff shakes his head no. "I had no idea. I'm not sure why this is a concern for you?"

"It's not," Cassie admits to him. "I just wanted you to know that she's dating a Calimo. And I know your families sorted history with the Calimo's."

"She's dating a Calimo? Who?"

"Jacob," Cassie replies to him quickly. "Paige is dating Jacob."

The Richardson Estate; Meggan, Lukas & Donovan's Home

"I… I don't think I heard you correctly," Donovan feels the blood drain from his face after hearing the words that Lukas just told him: he and Craig had sex while trapped in the cave. "You slept with Craig while on the side of the mountain?"

"It wasn't like that," Lukas tries to tell Donovan who moves to sit down, feeling gutted from the news. "Craig had this high fever, I tried to break it, so I crawled into the bed that I made for him. He started to grope me and call out my name… it just happened."

Donovan shakes his head in confusion. "I thought he was out of it because of the fever?"

"He was! I know this sounds crazy," Lukas replies to him. "But the fact is, if I hadn't given him my body heat, I don't think he would have survived. I think I saved his life!"

"You had sex with him when he was barely conscious Lukas!" Donovan yells at him. "It's no wonder he felt like you raped him. My God," Donovan gasps. "This is why he felt raw for so long! You did this! And you let him think he was imagining things! How could you do this?"

"I honestly thought I was saving his life, Donovan," Lukas pleads with him. "Tell me you believe me! Tell me that you believe that I did this for his own good."

"I can't," Donovan admits to him. "I don't know what to believe anymore because you have been lying to me, you've been lying to everyone for months Lukas! You tell me, how the hell am I supposed to believe anything you say when all you do is lie?" Donovan yells at his husband, who gulps back to him, wondering how he can get out of the mess he has made.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Abby has a health scare
- Brooke meets with her lawyer
- Donovan meets with Craig

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