Episode 683 // Written by: Dallas Walsh // Released: April 04, 2021

 

Episode Theme song: "To The Ground" Death Cab for Cutie
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Meggan overheard Paige tell Leah that Jeff was thinking of trying to find Leah after the custody hearing
- Shane told Jacob about Paige's past with him
- Abby learned she was pregnant but she didn't know if Max or Andrew was the father
- Donovan told Lukas he needed to prepare tell a Judge about what happened in the cave with Craig
- Adam and Robin reunited after he told Helen he had to stay away from her
- Brooke prepared for her trial

The Pampa Grill

Meggan sits at the back table alone with a glass of water in front of her. She can't stop thinking about what she overheard Leah and Paige talking about: after the custody hearing for Logan, Paige had encouraged Jeff to reach out to Leah to try to save their marriage as she felt like her mother was only trying to help Jeff. At the same time, Meggan reached out to Jeff to see if they could reunite and raise Logan together. Jeff, at first, told her that he needed time to think about it so she gave him space. The next morning, Jeff and Meggan reunited and have been solid ever since. But, now that Meggan knows that Paige encouraged Jeff to go after Leah, she can't help but wonder if something else happened that night. Did Jeff find Leah? Did she reject him?

"I have to find out what the hell is going on," she whispers to herself. "I won't stop until I know what is going on with Jeff and Leah. I've been through too much to be hurt again. If Jeff is playing me, I have to know before anything happens with us.

Before she can say anything else to herself, she sees Leah and Jeff meet at the bar of the restaurant. She arches her eyebrow wondering what they are going to discuss. "I have to listen to their conversation," she tells herself as she stands up and tries to figure out a place where she can listen to them.

Meanwhile at the bar, Jeff looks over at Leah, wondering why she asked to see him. "Does this have anything to do with Paige dating Jacob?"

"No," Leah replies to him as she moves some hair behind her ear. After Paige told her that Jeff went after her after the trial, she knew she had to get to the bottom of what Jeff knows; she is worried that if he knows about her and Cory's affair, all hell will break loose. "This has to do with you and I."

"What about you and I?"

"Paige told me that she encouraged you to come find me after Logan's custody hearing," Leah looks back at him, as Meggan finds herself behind a large plant in the restaurant and able to hear their conversation perfectly. "Did you try to find me Jeff? And if so, why? What made you change your mind?"

"I did try to find you," Jeff admits to her. "Paige made me realize that you were trying to help me."

"I was trying to help you," Leah says back to him. "I know keeping Logan from you was wrong and I am sorry for that."

"I get that now," Jeff nods back to her.

"So, what were you going to say to me had you found me?"

"I was hoping we'd get back together," Jeff reveals to her as Meggan feels the blood drain from her face. "I was hoping we could have saved our marriage."

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"Hey, I'm glad you're here," Jacob announces to Paige as he quickly moves into the studio. He just finished meeting with Shane, who gave him a history lesson on his past with Paige. He still can't believe that she had a crush on his father and made it appear that they sex with each other. Shane was then charged with statutory rape and the truth didn't come out until Paige was on the witness stand. "We need to talk."

Paige turns back to him and gets a smile on her face at the sight of the man that she has been seeing. "It sounds serious, but I am glad you're here too. I had missed you this morning."

Jacob uneasily chuckles back to her. "I just got back from seeing my Dad."

"How is Shane this morning?"

"He told me what you did to him," Jacob reveals to her quickly. "Tell me that it's not true, Paige? Tell me that you didn't make it appear that you slept with my Dad and had him charged with statutory rape?"

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

"Sweetheart, I'm surprised you're still at home at this hour," Brooke tells Abby, who is lounging on the sofa in her sweat pants and a tank top. Brooke knows that Abby is usually eager to have a productive day; the fact that her daughter is still at home, and lounging is not like her. She can't help but wonder what is going on with her.

"Yea, I think I'm coming down with something," Abby replies to her mother, knowing that she isn't ready to tell her about her pregnancy. The fact that she slept with Max and Andrew so closely together is still something she is coming to terms with; at this point, she doesn't even know if she wants to have a child.

"I'm sorry to hear that," Brooke swiftly moves towards the sofa and puts her hand on Abby's forehand. "It doesn't seem like you have a fever."

"I think it's just a flu bug," Abby tells her.

"Would you like me to make you some chicken soup before I head out?"

"No, I should be okay," Abby uneasily tells her.

Brooke notes that Abby isn't making eye contact with her and wonders if there's more to the story than Abby is revealing. "Are you sure everything is okay, Abigail? I sense that something is bothering you."

Abby looks back at her mother and gets tears in her eyes. "Whenever you're ready to talk about it, I'm here for you," Brooke pulls her into a hug. "I will always be in your corner, no matter what is going on with you. Just let me know when you're ready to talk, okay?"

"Thanks Mom," Abby says as a tear falls down her cheek.

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

"Hey," Lukas nervously says to Donovan as he moves into the living room of the large estate he shares with his husband and sister. Lukas is nervous because he knows that he and Donovan have been at odds since the truth about him and Craig having sex in the cave last November came out; of course, it is messier because Craig has charged him with rape, which is still insane in Lukas' mind. "Do you have a moment to talk?"

"I'm not sure what we'd talk about," Donovan admits to him as he finishes pouring a scotch from the bar.

"I think we have a lot to talk about, don't you?"

"I'm tired Lukas," Donovan takes a sip of his drink. "I am exhausted at the thoughts of you and Craig having sex in that damn cave last fall."

"I just wish I could make you understand," Lukas replies to him. "I didn't mean to hurt you, I swear to God, I didn't. At the time, I really thought I was helping save Craig's life."

"And what about the months of flirting with Craig leading up to the avalanche?" Donovan asks his husband. "Am I just supposed to forget that too?"

"Of course not," Lukas whispers back to him. "I know I screwed up, Donovan. I made a mistake, I'm sorry."

"You're sorry? Or you're sorry that you were caught?"

Lukas shakes his head back to him. "No, almost dying and then coming back and getting to reunite with you and start planning a family with you… God, it's made me realize what is important and what isn't. Craig, he means nothing to me, you are my everything," Lukas tells him as he starts to get tears in his eyes.

Donovan looks back at his husband, who rarely gets emotional and can't help but get emotional himself at the sight. "I'm scared Donovan," Lukas tells him as he bites his lip. "I'm really scared that this will ruin my life and the life we have started to build together."

"I wish I could say that it won't ruin everything," Donovan tells his husband. "But I can't because these charges are serious and they aren't going away."

The Sugarbowl

Helen moves into the coffeehouse looking for her caffeine fix for the late morning. She is glad, however, that the spring weather has finally sprung in Twin Peaks as the sun is shining and the snow is slowly melting away. As she moves into the line, she can't help but notice Robin sitting at the window seat by herself, with some paper work in front of her. She arches her eyebrow as she recalls how the other day Adam told her and Dawn that he would have to keep his distance from her if he wanted to get back together with Robin. She can't believe that Robin would go to such lengths to ensure she ended up with Adam.

"You have a lot of nerve, you know that?" Helen announces to Robin as she arrives at her seat. Helen wasn't going to say anything to her rival but she found herself over at her chair before she knew what happened. "How could you ask Adam to stay away from me?"

Robin uneasily looks back at Helen and sighs heavily. "Hi to you too Helen," she rolls her eyes. "I'm fine thanks, busy with work? How are you?"

"Stop patronizing me," Helen spits back to her. "What you did to Adam is not fair, not at all!"

"Look
Helen," Robin looks back at her. "I was tired of coming second in Adam's life. If he wants to be with me, which he does, then he has to put me first. If you have a problem with that, that's on you."

"I can't believe you're so insecure about my relationship with Adam!"

"You and Dawn need to get something through your heads," Robin stands up and looks Helen in the face. "I am not insecure, not one little bit. I simply made a condition on being with Adam, that's all. He didn't have to go along with this but he decided too. Now, if you'll excuse me," Robin grabs her stuff and moves towards the door.

"You won't get away with this Robin," Helen sneers at her rival as she walks out the door. "Mark my words, you won't get away with this."

***

"Sorry I'm late, I had to be a mother to one of my children," Brooke says as she sits across from Robbie in the back booth of the coffeehouse, thinking about how she was with Abby before she left for the coffeehouse.

"Hey, I get it, kids take up time," Robbie chuckles back to her. "It's nice to see you."

"You too."

"How are things going with the trial preparation?"

"Pretty good," Brooke nods back to him. "Josh Levitt seems to think we have a good case. I just can't wait for this to all be over."

"You and I both," Robbie looks back at her as he tries to study her body language. He has no idea where they stand anymore; for the longest time, he thought that they would end up together but since he has bailed her out, he has barely seen her. He was beginning to think that he would have to give up on them. "I'm excited for what the future could hold."

Brooke uneasily looks back to him. "I have to focus on this trial, Robbie," she replies to him, secretly thinking that she would like to reunite with Greg when all is said and done. "I can't make any promises."

"I know and I get that," he replies to her. "You're entire future is on the line. Just know that I'm in your corner, Brooke."

"Thanks Robbie, I need as many people in my corner as I can get."

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

Paige feels the blood drain from her face as she listens to what Jacob is asking her about her past with Shane. She had no idea that Shane would tell that sorted tale to Jacob as a way to keep them apart. That was so long ago, she has changed so much since that time in her life.

"Wow," Paige finally whispers back to him. "I can't believe your father would bring that up again."

"So it is true? You made it look like you two slept together? You only confessed when you were on the witness stand?" a stunned Jacob asks her as he runs his hands through his hair. "I can't believe this!"

"This was a long time ago, Jacob," Paige tells him. "I was a different person back then! I was young, naïve and really stupid. I've learned from that time, in fact, your Mom was my court ordered therapist! Can't you see that your Dad is only telling you this in hopes of trying to break us up?"

Jacob looks back at her and shakes his head in disgust. "I… I have to get out of here."

"Jacob? Jacob where are you going?" Paige calls out after him as he storms out of the studio. He doesn't turn back leaving Paige alone in the studio. She turns around and covers her mouth in surprise. "Well, that went well."

The Pampa Grill

Leah looks back at Jeff in shock and awe by his admission that he was thinking they could save their marriage the night after the custody hearing. She can't believe that he was going to forgive her after everything they went through together. She feels her heart start to race wondering if Jeff tracked her down, and if he somehow knows about her affair with Cory.

"I… I can't believe this," she finally says to him. "You wanted to save our marriage?"

Jeff uneasily nods back to her. "I thought we could make it work."

"But, that doesn't make any sense," Leah replies to him. "The next day you got back together with Meggan. What happened?"

"Do you really have to ask?" Jeff asks her as he looks at her. "You know what you were doing that night. I saw you Leah, I saw everything."

Leah feels her face flush with embarrassment. "You have to understand…"

"You made your choice to sleep with Cory," Jeff tells her. "That told me everything I needed to know, Leah. That's why I reached out to Meggan so I could put my family first; my son first."

"Jeff…"

"I've already said too much," Jeff tells her. "I need to get going. I hope this settles things for us?"

Behind the plant, Meggan feels her blood boiling at what she just overheard. She realizes that Jeff is about to leave so she rushes out of the restaurant quickly. She runs to her car and gets inside, where she lets her head fall to the top of the steering wheel, tears falling out of her eyes.

"Damn you Jeff," she whispers to herself as she weeps. "Damn you!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Kim and Robbie have a civil conversation
- Leah makes a plea to Jeff
- Abby confesses to someone else about the baby

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