Going Through Withdrawals
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 08, 2022
Theme song: "Blinding Lights" The Weekend
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"Everything has to be perfect tonight," Natasha tells Tyler as they stand together in the living room of the Calimo mansion. Natasha looks at her lover and knows that they are about to telling their families that they are seeing one another. Natasha hopes that everyone will take the news well, but she can't be sure because of the sorted history between the Calimo's and the Robertson's. After weeks of sneaking around, the couple has finally made up their mind to tell everyone that they are seeing each other.
"I hope so," Tyler looks back at her as he feels his heart racing. He is nervous and really just wants this to be over with by now. "I don't know how you were able to convince my father to come tonight."
"He believes that we are going to have a follow up discussion on Max's inheritance," she replies to him. "I thought that it made the most sense to get him here."
"You thought of everything, huh?" Tyler chuckles back to her as members of their families start ushering into the living room. "Are you really ready for this?"
"As ready as I will ever be," Natasha smiles back to him.
Kim and Robbie move into the living room, followed by Jacob and Paige and lastly, Dominick and Felicia. Kim immediately looks over at Natasha and Tyler and wonders what is going on; she knows that they are sleeping together but she hasn't said anything to anyone because she is trying to keep the peace with her and Natasha.
"What is all this about?" Kim asks Natasha and Tyler as she moves up to them and Robbie starts asking everyone else if they want a drink. "Or do I have to ask?"
"You'll find out soon enough," Natasha replies to her.
"You're welcome, by the way," Kim looks at the couple. "I kept your secret because I'm trying to keep the peace in this family for a change."
"And, we thank you for that," Tyler tells her. "But after tonight, that won't be necessary."
"Well, does anyone want to let us know what this is all about?" Jacob asks everyone as they start to mingle with one another.
"Natasha told me it was about Max and Cassie," Dominick tells him before he turns his focus to Natasha. "So, what have you uncovered? What new piece of information do you have about Cassie's will?"
The Richardson Estate; Meggan,
Lukas & Donovan's Home
"I am sorry that I wasn't with you at Brad's service," Jeff tells Meggan as he moves into the living room of her large estate. Jeff had been out of town for a couple of days as he had a business trip for Robertson Enterprises; he hates that he wasn't there for Meggan while she had to say goodbye to Brad but he hopes that he can make it up to her now.
"It is okay," Meggan looks back at him. "I know you couldn't change your business trip."
"How are you holding up?" Jeff asks her. "I can't imagine how difficult the day of the service was for you."
"I am doing as well as expected," she replies to him quickly. "I sat with Trenyce, she's really having a hard time. And the Lawson's, of course."
"If I can help with anything, I'm here for you."
"Thanks," Meggan smiles back to him. "I guess I should apologize to you."
Jeff arches his eyebrow. "Why? I'm not sure you have done anything worthy of an apology."
"I snapped at you the last time you were here," she reminds him. "I shouldn't have done that."
"I understand why you did though," Jeff tells her. "You were upset that I was worried about Leah having a child with Cory. And you're right, I was obsessing about my ex-wife and that's not fair to you."
"I guess my insecurities kicked in."
"Just know that I was only concerned because I am the father of Leah's children, both alive and dead," he tells her. "I don't know why it bothered me to think of her having a child with someone else but "
"Like I said, I am sorry for snapping," Meggan looks into his eyes. "I just hope that you can move past this because what Leah and Cory do is their business, not ours."
Jeff uneasily nods back to her. "Yea, of course," he pulls her into a hug. "We can definitely try to move on from this."
"How did it go with Meggan?" Nicholas asks Andy as they sit across from one another in the busy restaurant as they have dinner together. Nicholas is reminded that in the morning Andy told him that he was going to see Meggan for an update on if she has located Clayton; he just hopes that she didn't tell Andy anything because he still wants to try to tell him the truth.
Andy picks up his sparkling water and takes a sip of it before he sighs back to his lover. "I never actually got to see her," he reveals to Nicholas. "She was swamped, and I didn't have an appointment."
"Ah," Nicholas breathes a sigh of relief. "I guess you'll have to wait to get the update from her."
"I asked for an appointment," Andy tells him. "I need to know if she has found the Reese lookalike."
Nicholas nods back to him wondering if he should try to tell him the truth now. "I love you, you know that, right?"
"Of course, I do," Andy smiles back to him. "I love you too, Nicholas. Where did this sudden jolt of emotional come from?"
Nicholas shakes his head back to him. "I don't know," he says. "I just don't want to lose you, Andy. You're the best thing that's ever happened to me."
"You won't lose me," Andy looks back at Nicholas. "You're stuck with me, okay?"
Nicholas chuckles back to him quickly. "I'm going to hold you to that."
Abby sits alone at the bar with a glass of merlot in front of her. She swirls the liquid in her glass as she thinks about how alone she is feeling right now. She has lost her son, her brother and Andrew all in a very short time. On top of it, Lukas just reminded her that he and Donovan are Olly's parents. The one saving grace she had right now was Olly; something about being around that little boy just brought her so much joy and now, she is worried that she won't get to see him anymore.
"What am I going to do?" she asks herself before she takes a sip of her wine. "I've lost Sonny; I've lost Brad; Andrew is back with Albertinah and now Lukas clearly doesn't want me around Olly. Why is it that everything good in my life is taken away from me?"
She takes a deep breath trying to keep herself from getting too worked up. "Maybe this is punishment for all the bad things I've done in my life," she says to herself. "Maybe I deserve to be alone," she gets tears in her eyes. "God, I need to get out of here."
She finishes her wine quickly before she grabs her purse and quickly rushes out of the restaurant, wanting nothing more but to crawl into her bed and hide under the covers.
Estate; Greg, Brooke, Abby & Cheresa's Home
"I'm glad that you two are home," Trenyce tells Greg and Brooke as they all move into the living room of the Lawson estate. Trenyce was at the jail visiting Chris earlier but she realized that she needed to see the Lawson's again; she is still having a hard time wrapping her head around the fact that Brad was murdered by the Rose Peddle killer. "We have to talk."
"What is it that you want to discuss with us?" Brooke asks the woman who was the last person who saw Brad alive. Brooke, in some ways, still believes that Trenyce should have been the one who was killed since Brad saved her life the night of the attack.
"I was honestly just hoping to get an update from you on the investigation in Brad's death," Trenyce admits to Brad's parents. "Has Simona Lopez uncovered anything that will help find the serial killer?"
"No, I'm afraid not," Greg replies to her quickly. "I've been in touch with her, but she hasn't found any leads, as far as I know."
"This is crazy," Trenyce shakes her head in shock. "There is a killer on the loose! Why haven't they found out who did this? What is she doing?"
"You and I are on the same page," Brooke tells her. "I think that Simona needs to be reminded that her job is to figure this out. My son's death will not go unpunished!"
Trenyce uneasily nods back to them. "Well, if I can help with anything, please let me know. I, too, don't want Brad's death to go without justice."
Peaks Police Department
"I am running late for a family meeting," Eva tells Simona as she sits across from the detective in her office at the police station. Eva knows that she has to get to the Calimo mansion for Natasha's announcement; she still suspects it has something to do with Max inheriting money from Cassie, but she still wants to be there for daughter. "But, what I have to tell you couldn't wait."
Simona arches her eyebrow back to her guest. "You certainly have my attention," the detective replies to her. "What information do you have for me?"
"Before I tell you this," Eva looks back at her. "I have no proof about anything. But this is serious enough that I thought I need to get the police involved."
"It sounds serious."
"It is about my daughter, Victoria," Eva starts to tell her. "She has suffered from mental health issues in the past, mostly multiple personalities."
"I recall," Simona tells her. "She buried Helen Black alive."
"Yes, exactly," Eva replies to her quickly. "Donovan and I have reason to believe she has split again. We don't know for sure, but she has been acting odd lately."
"I see. I still don't know what this has to do with the police?"
"You mentioned it earlier," Eva tells her. "Her alter ego buried Helen alive; she killed Barbara Mills; she told Craig Benton he had HIV when he didn't if she has split again, God, this is hard," Eva gasps as she covers her mouth, still reeling from her theory. "But, it could be possible that she is the Rose Peddle killer."
Simona nods back to her realizing that Eva is right. "I know how difficult this must have been for you to admit," Simona nods back to her. "But, I will take this information and definitely investigate this."
"Thank you," Eva tells her. "Just keep me posted please."
"I hope we aren't late," Donovan tells Lukas as they move into the foyer of the Calimo mansion as they are arriving for Natasha's announcement. Donovan was rather surprised to hear from his half-sister, but he thought that it was important for Natasha to ask him and Lukas to come to the mansion.
"I'm still surprised that we had an invite from Natasha," Lukas admits to him as they hang their jackets up. "It's not like you two are that close; not as close as you and Victoria are."
"Yea, that's why I think it's pretty important," Donovan tells him. "I'm also glad that Meggan was home tonight so she could watch Olly."
"She loves our little boy; everyone does."
"Including Abby," Donovan says as Lukas looks back at him in surprise. "I ran into her the other day. She told him that you had some choice words for her."
"I was simply reminding her that we are Olly's parents," Lukas defends himself. "I have told you from the get go that I don't feel comfortable with her being around Olly."
"I know how you feel," Donovan looks back at his husband. "Just remember that she is going through a lot of loss right now, not only with her son but with her brother; if Olly helps her with her grief, is that really a bad thing?"
"If it means that she grows an unhealthy attachment to Olly then yes, it is a bad thing, it's a very bad thing!" Lukas tells him quickly. "You know how I feel about this, Donovan. As Olly's co-parent, you must start respecting my feelings about this. You can't go behind my back and let Abby see Olly again, okay? Promise me!"
Donovan uneasily looks back at him. "We'll talk about this later, okay? Let's go and see what Natasha's meeting is about."
"Did you happen to find out if Cassie has more bank accounts with our stolen money?" Robbie looks over at his sister as everyone is still awaiting for Natasha to make her announcement.
"No, this has nothing to do with Cassie or Max," Natasha replies to the group. "I wish it did, but I haven't uncovered any new information."
Dominick looks at Felicia and then back at Natasha. "You told me that this meeting was about Cassie Nova," he fumes back to her. "Why would you lie to me about this meeting? What the hell is going on here?"
"It's about Natasha and I," Tyler moves closer to his father, not wanting Natasha to go through this alone.
"You and Natasha? What about you and Natasha?" Robbie asks him, not sure what he is talking about, as Kim gulps heavily.
"We are together," Natasha slowly tells everyone. "Tyler and I are seeing one another romantically," Natasha stuns everyone as Dominick's mouth opens in shock and awe about her revelation. "And, we thought it was time you all knew too."
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