Episode 779
 
Alright to be Alone
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 02, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Lonely Weekend" Kacey Musgraves

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Lukas was not happy when he saw Abby with Olly again after she found out Brad died
- Greg demanded that Simona find the Rose Peddle killer
- Felicia skipped taking her medication
- Tyler saw Brett (really Vinny) leaving Victoria's condo
- Donovan & Eva worried that Victoria had split again and that she was the serial killer
- Kim and Robbie got engaged
- Meggan agreed to let Nicholas tell Andy the truth about Clayton. Melissa, meanwhile, called Clayton and told him to run
- Leah went to the hospital to see if was safe for her to have a child

Vinny's SUV

Vinny sits in his black SUV, which is parked outside of Tyler's townhouse. He has been following Tyler since he saw him leave Victoria's condo the previous day. He has no idea why Tyler was visiting Victoria, but he has to ensure that Tyler hasn't clued into the fact that he is drugging Victoria to drive her crazy as a way to get back at her. The last thing Vinny needs is for Tyler to blow up his plan.

He watches closely as Tyler opens the front door of this townhouse and he moves towards his vehicle. Carefully, Vinny starts the engine of his SUV and pulls out into the road to follow Tyler's moving car.

"Okay Tyler," Vinny whispers to himself. "Time to see what you're up too."

One Day House

Cory shuffles around his small office at the One Day House as he puts some files on his desk that he has to review. The most current file that is pressing for him is the budget, which Nicholas needs by the end of the day. He pauses for a moment as he recalls seeing the Reese lookalike in the house a few weeks earlier. He can't help but wonder if the man is still in the house.

Without thinking twice as his curiosity gets the best of him, he quickly leaves his office and moves down the hallway. He rushes up the staircase to the second floor, where all the dorm rooms are. He knocks on Clayton's door and waits for a response. When he doesn't hear any noise, he slowly opens the door.

"Hello?" he calls out as he loos into the room, which is now empty. "Is anyone here?"

He quickly realizes that no one is in the room and likely no one stayed there the previous night. "He's gone," he whispers to himself. "He's really gone."

Cory closes the door and moves back down the stairs where he sees Leah standing outside of his office door.

"There you are," she smiles to him as he comes up to her and kisses her on the cheek.

"Morning to you too," he replies to her. "What brings you by? I would have assumed that you'd be at Robertson Enterprises by now."

"I was just headed there," Leah tells him. "But I got a phone call and I had to come see you."

Cory arches his eyebrow. "What was the phone call about?"

"It was the doctor's office," Leah reveals to him. "My test results are back. We should find out today if it is safe for us to have a child or not."

The Sugarbowl

"Thanks for coming to get coffee with me this morning before you went to the One Day House," Andy tells his lover as they grab their beverages and move to the coffee bar to put some cream and sugar into their drinks. "I know we usually do this at home but we slept in considering you kept me up most of the night."

Nicholas chuckles back to him thinking about their night together where they made love. As he pours some sugar into his coffee, he can't help but think about his last conversation with Meggan where she allowed him the chance to tell Andy the truth about where Clayton has been staying. He has been keeping it to himself that the Reese doubleganger has been staying at the One Day House and that he has communicated with him because he has been scared that it could impact his relationship with Andy in a negative way.

"Last night was great," Nicholas chuckles to him. "I never imagined I would find someone that I connect with on this level."

Andy looks back at him. "I feel pretty lucky too," Andy admits to him. "After Reese passed away, I never thought I would find happiness again. I spent many years just alone in my grief."

Nicholas gulps back to him, immediately feeling self-conscious about Andy's potential connection to Clayton. "I am still really sorry that you went through that with Reese, Andy. But, I am glad we found each other."

"Me too babe," Andy leans in and kisses him. "I promise you nothing will ever come between us, okay?"

"Sure," Nicholas tells him. "I…" he starts to tell him about Clayton.

"I need to head over to see Meggan to see if she has an update on Reese's lookalike. I am determined to find out why this guy looks like my husband."

Nicholas freezes when he hears Andy refer to Reese as his husband. "Sorry, I cut you off, what you were about to say?" Andy asks him.

"Nothing," Nicholas shakes his head back to his lover. "Good luck with Meggan," he tells him, hoping that Meggan will give him more time to tell Andy the truth about Clayton.

The Calimo Mansion

"Ugh, do we have to get up?" Kim asks Robbie as she runs her finger over her fiancé's toned chest as they lay in bed next to one another. "I'd much rather stay in bed all morning with you."

Robbie chuckles back to her as he leans over and kisses her on the lips. "I don't have any important meetings this morning," he whispers back to her as his lips find her neck. "We could spend some more time together?"

"Only if it means that you're making love to me all morning," she moans as her hands find the back of his head and their lips touch.

"You read my mind exactly," Robbie looks into her eyes. "I've been ready to go since I woke up."

"Me too," she kisses him back. They look into one another's eyes for a moment. "You've made me so happy, Robbie. I never thought I could be this happy again."

"You deserve every happiness in the world," Robbie looks back at her. "You're a wonderful woman Kim, I'm lucky to be with you."

She pulls into another passionate kiss. "Make love to me Robbie," she purrs back to him as he starts to kiss her again.

The Pampa Grill

Lukas pops out of the men's washroom in the restaurant and makes his way back to the bar as he is there to pick up some breakfast for himself and Donovan. He freezes, however, when he spots Abby moving towards the women's washroom. He immediately thinks back to arriving at home the other night and he saw Abby holding baby Olly despite him telling Donovan that he had reservations about Abby being around their son.

"Abby, do you have a moment?" he stops the younger woman.

Abby looks up at him and smiles, immediately thinking about her time with Olly. "Lukas, hey, of course. How are you? How's that adorable baby of yours?"

"He's great," Lukas nods back to her. "Look, I am really sorry about Brad. I can't imagine what you're going through now since you also just lost Sonny."

Abby fights tears from swelling in her eyes. "Thanks. The night I found out about Brad, I went to see Donovan and he let me hold Olly. I can't explain why I feel such a connection to your son, but he is helping me a lot."

"That's the thing I wanted to talk to you about," Lukas replies to her quickly. "I need you to remember that Olly is mine and Donovan's son."

"I would never forget that," Abby tells him.

"Good, just make sure it stays that way, okay?" Lukas says back to her. "The last thing I want is for anyone to get confused about that. Ah, my order is ready, if you'll excuse me."

Abby watches as Lukas rushes away from her as she feels her heart start to race. She still can't explain why she feels such a connection to Olly but hearing Lukas remind her that he is not her son makes her feel incredibly sad and anxious.

"What is going on with me?" she asks herself as she continues to rush to the washroom, now wanting to splash some cold water on her face.

***

"I'm glad we have a moment alone without Abby here," Brooke looks over at Greg as she picks up her cup of coffee and takes a sip of it. She is desperate to find out if Simona Lopez has gotten back to Greg about uncovering any information about the Rose Peddle serial killer, who is responsible for Brad's death. The last thing she wants, however, is to make Abby further upset if there is no news on the serial killer since her daughter is still getting over Sonny's death as well.

"What is it you'd like to discuss in private?" Greg asks her back before he takes a bite of his eggs benedict.

"Simona Lopez," Brooke replies to him quickly. "Has she gotten back to you about uncovering any information or details on Brad's murderer?"

"I'm afraid not," Greg admits to her. "I have been following up with her daily but I almost feel bad for taking so much of her time. She needs to be able to do her investigation."

Brooke leans back in her chair and sighs heavily. "So, the person who killed our child is still running at large? I hate this, Greg. I really do."

"I know, so do I," Greg tells her. "But, like I said, we have to give Simona time to do her job."

"I just damn well hope she does her job," Brooke looks back at him with intent. "Before someone else gets hurt."

***

"Did you want to stay for breakfast?" Dominick looks over at Felicia and notices that her hand is slightly shaking. He doesn't know what could be the issue with his ex-wife, but he is thinking that maybe she has low blood sugar because she needs to eat.

"Only if you have time, sweetheart," Felicia tells him as she tries to put up her coffee cup but her hand continues to shake. "Damn it."

"Hey, take it easy, easy," Dominick says back to her as he helps put her cup back down. "What has gotten into you today?"

"I am not sure," Felicia shakes her head back to him. "I guess I need to eat something."

"Okay, let's get some food into you," Dominick replies to her quickly. "I don't like seeing you this way. Have you taken your medication today?"

Felicia gulps heavily back to him. "Of course I have," she lies to him. "I have my alarm set on my phone. I know that I have to take my pills."

"Okay, okay, let's stay calm," Dominick notices that she's getting upset. "And, let's order you some food."

Felicia nods back to him as she tries to keep it together. She knows that she should take her medication but with everything going on right now, she wants to be as clear headed as she can be. She just has to fight through this until she can get the drugs out of her system; then she can help her family deal with the fallout of Cassie Nova stealing money from Robertson Enterprises, Tyler leaving Daisy and ensuring they are safe from the serial killer.

"Thanks for your support Dominick," she manages to say. "I'll be fine. I just need to eat, I think."

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

"Lukas just ran to get some breakfast," Donovan tells Eva as they stand together in the living room of his mansion that he lives in with his husband and sister in law. She was surprised to get a message from Tyler asking to see her and Donovan. At first she thought it might be about Dominick but when the invite also included Donovan, she threw that hunch out of the window.

"That's fine," Eva nods back to him. "I'm curious as to why Tyler wanted to see us this morning."

"We are about to find out," Donovan replies to her as he recalls his mother telling him that Tyler requested to see both of them today. He rushes to the front door after the doorbell rings. "Tyler, hey, please come in."

"Thanks," Tyler nods back to him as he moves into the foyer of the mansion and then moves into the living room. Donovan follows him, not realizing that the front door is slowly opening again. Vinny appears and sneaks into the mansion.

Vinny quietly closes the door behind himself and then hides behind a wall. He has been following Tyler since he saw him at Victoria's condo the day before; he must figure out what Tyler is doing with Victoria and if he has caught on to the fact that he is trying to drive her crazy. The last thing Vinny needs is for Tyler, of all people, to expose his plan.

"Tyler, good morning" Eva kisses her stepson on both cheeks. "Not that I am complaining, but I am surprised to have heard from you and this morning. I can't imagine what you have say to me and my son."

Tyler uneasily nods back to her. "I know you and my father are going through a hard time right now," he looks back at Eva. "But, I still care about you and your family very much."

"I appreciate that," Eva replies to him. "What is this about?"


"It's about Victoria," Tyler reveals to Eva and Donovan. "I went to see her yesterday and something very odd happened."

Meanwhile, Vinny moves his head closer to the opening of the entry of the living room so he can hear everything that they are saying.

"What happened?" Donovan asks him.

"I saw Brett Victors sneaking out of her condo," Tyler continues to tell them. "Brett didn't see me but when I went to talk to Victoria, she claimed she had been taking a nap since she had a headache. I thought it was weird that Brett was leaving her condo while Victoria was sleeping."

Eva and Donovan look at one another in concern as they have their own theory that Victoria has split again and her alter ego, Brandy, might be the Rose Peddle serial killer. The fact that Brett was at the condo certainly adds a new development into their theory.

"We appreciate you telling us this," Eva tells her stepson. "We have been worried about her and now we might have some more answers."

"I'm glad I could help," Tyler uneasily nods back to her.

Meanwhile, Vinny grits his teeth together as he realizes he will have to do damage control. "Damn you Tyler," he whispers to himself. "Damn you straight to hell."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Vinny makes a bold move against Tyler
- Helen tells Shane that they can't lose Adam & Robin
- Andrew and Albertinah grow closer

 
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