Episode 785
 
Don't Need Nobody's Help
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 13, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Lonely Hearts" Jojo

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Lukas continued to be concerned about Abby growing closer to Olly
- Dominick comforted Felicia as she was seemingly losing control since her medication was switched by Vinny
- Tyler told Daisy that she saw Brett coming out of Victoria's condo and he warned Tyler to focus on Felicia instead of him
- Dominick was furious with Tyler for sleeping with Natasha
- Kim told Robbie & Natasha to focus on Roboto instead of their love lives
- Leah and Cory learned they could try to have a baby
- Adam told Helen he didn't want to be around her anymore due to her actions involving Robin giving birth prematurely

Robertson Enterprises

"Now, are you sure you're feeling better?" Dominick asks Felicia as he brings her a glass of water and sits next to her on the sofa in his office at Robertson Enterprises. He can't help but recall when he arrived at the office, he saw Felicia trembling as she shattered a glass of water. He knows that Eva mentioned to him that if Felicia was off her medication, she could be the Rose Peddle killer. He still has a hard time believing that is the case, but he does have to wonder if she is off her medication again.

"Yes, I am," Felicia takes a sip of her water. "I am so sorry about earlier. I don't know what came over me."

"It is an emotional time for all of us," Dominick tells his ex-wife. "The most important thing, Felicia, is that we are taking care of ourselves. If we aren't healthy, we aren't going to help anyone else."

"I know," Felicia nods back to him.

"I have to ask you something," Dominick looks into her eyes. "And, I need you to be honest with me."

"I am always honest with you Dominick."

"Have you been taking your medication?" he asks her quickly. "Is that why you're trembling again?"

"I am taking my pills," she bites her lower lip to him. "Look, I'll even take one right now."

She reaches over to grab her purse. She removes her pill bottle and puts a tablet in her mouth and swallows it down with some water.

"See," she smiles back to him. "I am taking my pills, I promise."

"Okay," Dominick kisses her forehead. "I just wanted to be sure."

"Don't worry," Felicia replies to him. "I know what can happen when I'm not taking my medication. I won't put the family through that again."

The Victors Mansion; Vinny's Home

"Brett?" Daisy calls out as she moves into the living room of the mansion where she is staying. She still feels odd being back in the house where she lived when she and Vinny were married but she does feel safer being there since Brad was killed in Trenyce's home on New Year's Eve by the serial killer. She is desperate to find Brett, however, because she just saw Tyler and he told her that he saw Brett sneaking out of Victoria's condo and then Brett confronted him and told him to focus on Felicia. "Are you here? We need to talk."

"I'm here," Vinny turns around from looking into the flames of the burning fire in the fireplace. Vinny knows that he must answer to Brett because everyone still believes he is Brett, not Vinny. "I feel like I haven't seen you in days."

"Because you haven't," Daisy smiles back to him. "You've been gone a lot lately. What have you been up too?"

Vinny gulps as he thinks about how he was following Tyler to find out what he knew about Victoria; Vinny knows that he can't let anyone know that he has been drugging Victoria to make it appear that her alter egos have returned otherwise his plan for revenge would be ruined. Now, he has replaced Felicia's medication with false tablets, so he hopes that Tyler will be too busy focusing on his mother and won't have time to snoop into his plan with Victoria.

"I have been keeping busy," he tells Daisy finally. "I've been trying to find a job. I was getting bored just hanging around the house all day."

"Ah, any interesting prospects?"

"Nothing worth mentioning as of right now."

"I saw Tyler earlier," Daisy changes the subject to him. "He told me you told him to stay out of his business and to focus on Felicia. Why would you do that?"

Vinny sighs heavily back to her. "I heard that he was spreading rumors about me," he admits to her. "Something along the lines of I was sneaking out of Victoria's condo or something like that," he tells her. "I was visiting her, she and I have become friends, or sorts."

"Victoria has been suffering from headaches lately."

"I know," Vinny tells her. "That's why I left her apartment, she wanted to take a nap. I don't get why Tyler is in my business, so I told him to focus on his life. That's all."

"But why directly Felicia? Do you know something about her?"

"Other than she has a long history of mental health issues, I know nothing. Why the third degree on this, Daisy?"

"After everything that happened between me and your brothers," Daisy looks back at him with intent. "I just had to make sure that you're not scheming or plotting."

Vinny uneasily chuckles back to her. "I can assure you that I'm not up to anything. I am not Dave nor Vinny," he continues to lie to Daisy. "But, I will tell you that I am getting damn tired of everyone thinking I am up to no good."

"I'm sorry, okay?" Daisy looks back at him. "Everything you said makes perfect sense. I won't mistrust you again."

"I'd appreciate that considering I'm keeping you safe right now," Vinny tells her. "I just want people to believe that I am trying to live my own life, not my brothers."

The Tower's; The Penthouse; Cory's Home

"God, that was amazing," Leah lays back into the large king-size bed in Cory's bedroom as they just finished making love to one another. They couldn't wait to have an afternoon quickie with each other since they got the news from Leah's doctor that she is healthy enough to carry a baby to term.

"That is definitely a good way to describe it," a sweaty Cory replies to her as he wraps his arm around her head and pulls her closer to him. "And, to think we will get to do this over and over and over again until you're pregnant."

Leah looks up at him with a smile on her face. "That is something I look forward too."

Cory chuckles as he leans in and kisses her on the lips. "Me too," he winks to her. "But, right now, I should get back to the One Day House. Nicholas needs support with the budget."

"Okay, I might try to have a little nap if that's okay?"

"Of course," Cory crawls out of the bed. "I'll just head to the shower."

Leah closes her eyes and finds herself falling asleep quickly, as she was tired from the workout she and Cory just had with each other. As she rests, she has a flash in her mind.

In her dream, Leah is pacing back and forth in a room while a baby is crying. She looks around the room but can't see the crying child.

Suddenly, Leah jumps up in the bed and looks around in confusion. "Why am I dreaming about a baby crying?" she asks herself as she runs her hand through her hair.

The Sugarbowl

"So, what have you been up too since you left your position at Robertson Enterprises?" Adam asks his son as they sit next to one another at the bar seat in the coffee house. Adam and Max are catching up as they haven't seen one another in a few weeks.

Max takes a sip of his latte before he looks over to his father. "To be honest," he starts to tell his father. "I have been trying to hang on to my inheritance from Mom."

"Your inheritance? What is going on with your inheritance?"

Max sighs back to him. "It is a very long story," he tells him. "Needless to say, I am getting to keep everything Mom left for me."

"Good," Adam nods back to him. "Cassie would have wanted to leave you with the world if she could have."

Max chuckles back to him. "She has left with me more than enough," Max replies to him. "What's up with you? I heard Robin moved back in with you."

"Yea, she did," Adam smiles to his son. "With baby Domi, who is getting bigger every day."

"That's a good sign."

"Yup," Adam agrees with him. "I'm actually thinking of re-proposing to her."

"Aren't you guys still engaged?" Max asks him in confusion.

"We are but after everything we have been through, I think it would be nice to propose to her again to show her how much she still means to me," Adam explains to his son. "What do you think of my idea?"

"I say go for it," Max looks back at Adam. "If you and Robin are happy, then don't let anything stop you Dad. Ask her to marry you, again."

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

"How is Cheresa holding up?" Helen asks her daughter as she moves into the living room with a pot of tea and some mugs on a tray in her hand. She sets the tray down on the coffee table and pours some tea as she wonders how Dawn's girlfriend is handling the grief she is going through between losing Shelley and Brad so close together.

"Surprisingly well," Dawn replies to her Mom as she accepts a cup of tea. "I just worry that she's trying to be there for everyone else and not taking enough care of herself."

"You need to be there for her," Helen tells her daughter. "She might need you more than she's letting on."

"Agreed," Dawn nods back to her. "What's going on with you since Dad got his memory back?"

Helen sighs as she thinks about how Adam told her that he doesn't want to be with her because of her actions that lead up to Robin giving birth prematurely. She always hoped that she and Adam wound reunite but he seems determined to be with Robin, despite everything that happened.

"Robin has moved back in with your father," Helen informs her. "I'm not sure he will want to be around me much anymore."

"Don't say that," Dawn shakes her head back to her. "You have to remember how great it was when we were a family again when Dad lost his memory. Those were some of the best weeks of my life."

"I know," Helen whispers back to her. "Mine too."

"Then fight for him Mom," Dawn encourages Helen. "Make us a family again."

The Pampa Grill

Lukas moves into the restaurant and looks around the dining room hoping to see Donovan and Olly as they had gone for a walk earlier and the three of them were going to meet up for lunch. While he doesn't spot his husband yet, he does notice Greg and Brooke sitting together at one of the tables in the back corner. He arches his eyebrow as he recalls telling Abby that he and Donovan will always be Olly's parents; he still has a bad feeling that she is going to get to attached to his son while she is grieving the child that she lost last November. Lukas finds himself moving towards the Lawson's table.

"Greg, Brooke," Lukas says as he arrives at the table. "I hope I'm not interrupting, I wanted to tell you both how sorry I am about Brad."

"Thank you, Lukas," Greg nods back to him as Brooke puts her head down, still mourning the loss of her son. "We know that you and Brad spent a lot of time together when he was with Meggan."

"He was one of the good guys," Lukas tells them. "If you don't mind, I'd like to discuss something else with you quickly?"

"Uh, sure," Brooke invites him to sit next to her. "Everything is alright, isn't it?"

"Right now, it is," Lukas uneasily begins to tell them. "I'm not sure if you are aware but Abby has been spending a lot of time with Olly, my son."

"She has mentioned that a few times," Greg admits to him. "She seems to think he is helping her grief."

"That's what Donovan has suggested to me as well."

"Why do I get the feeling that you don't feel the same way?" Brooke asks him.

"It's not that I don't want to help Abby with her grief," Lukas continues to tell them. "I guess I am just concerned that she will develop an unhealthy attachment to Olly. The last thing I want is for this to become a bigger issue down the road."

"I must admit," Greg looks back at Lukas and then over at Brooke. "I have been worried about the same thing."

"Really?" Lukas asks him in surprise.

"Yes," Greg tells him. "Look, I can't make any promises about how she will react, but I will talk to Abby and try to see it from our perspective."

"I'd really appreciate that, thank you," Lukas finally cracks a smile on his face.

Roboto

Kim quickly moves to the bar in Roboto and pours herself a vodka tonic as she feels like she needs to calm down as Robbie and Natasha were just bickering about their love lives. Robbie is not pleased that his sister is now dating Tyler and Natasha is livid that he is engaged to Kim; she just wishes that they would focus on the company while they are at work.

"Looks like we drove Kim to drink," Natasha observes as she moves behind the desk and sees her former step mother making a cocktail. "Guess that means we have to stop bickering, huh Robbie?"

"I'd love nothing more than to stop fighting with you, Natasha," Robbie tells his sister. "The thing is, you seem to warrant the right to hurl insights at my relationship with Kim, but you can't take anything said about you and Tyler."

"If you could remember, for a minute, what Kim has put this family through, you would understand why I am not accepting of your marriage to her!" Natasha replies to him quickly. "Tyler hasn't done nearly half as many evil things as Kim!"

"Oh my God," Kim turns and looks at her. "Stop comparing apples to oranges, Natasha! You are going around acting like you're on this high horse when you're no better than us! All you want is to be loved by someone, and that's what Robbie and I have found, despite everything we have been through together. You need to stop and take a damn good look at yourself in a mirror!"

"I…"

"No, shut up!" Kim cuts her off. "I can't listen to this bullshit anymore. Robbie, see you at home."

The siblings watch as Kim storms out of the office. The office door slams shut behind Kim and Robbie turns to look at his sister.

"Are you happy now?" he asks her as he folds his arms over his chest.

"She's gone for the day, so yes, I am happy," Natasha purses her lips together as Robbie rolls his eyes back to her. "I will be happier when you end this shame of an engagement."

Robertson Enterprises

"I thought I saw Mom leaving," Tyler announces to Dominick as he opens the door to his father's office at Robertson Enterprises.

"Yes, I had an Uber come to collect her," Dominick tells his son. "She had a rough morning."

"Is she okay?"

"Yes, I believe so," Dominick replies to him. "I think she just needs to rest. What are you up too? I hope you're here to tell me you've come to your senses about seeing Natasha?"

Tyler sighs back to him heavily. "No, Dad," Tyler snaps. "Natasha and I are happy and in a good place. I really need you to come around and accept that she is in my life."

"I can't do that," Dominick looks back at his son. "With everything else going on right now Tyler, this is the last thing that this family needs. You being involved with a Calimo is downright dangerous!"

"Natasha is not dangerous, don't be silly."

"Do you remember all the damage Bob Calimo did this family when he was alive?" Dominick asks Tyler quickly. "Because, being with his daughter means you are bringing that presence into our lives and I won't stand for it, Tyler. I refuse!"

"Then you leave me no other option," Tyler grits his teeth back. "I quit! I'm not working for you or this company any longer!"

"Tyler," Dominick gasps back to him. "Don't do this, you're letting her win!"

"Sorry Dad," Tyler looks back at him from the doorway. "I won't be around you when all you do is put down the woman I love. I can't do this."

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