Episode 815
 
Wasting my Breath
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: May 08, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Underwater" Noah Reid


Previously on One Day at a Time
- Abby came home just as Brooke was going to kill Greg. Greg told Abby that Brooke was the killer; Brooke was going to kill Abby, when they fought. Abby ended up stabbing Brooke with the ice pick and then fainted in shock!
- Will and Dominick found Eva at the storage lockers having been stabbed by Brooke
- While Paige and Max went on their friendly date, Jacob snooped around Max's apartment
- Leah suggested to Jeff that he and Meggan get away with her and Cory
- Madeline, Nicholas & Andy arrived in Nashville and saw Clayton. The sight of seeing the man who looks like Reese caused Madeline to faint
- Robin told Adam that she was leaving him so she could marry Shane
- Tyler told Daisy he didn't trust Brett

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"Robin," Helen calls out as she sees Robin walking quickly towards a waiting room in the hospital. Helen knows that it is late, so she is curious to see why Robin is at the hospital. She also can't help but remember how Shane told her that Robin has agreed to marry him so he won't sue for custody of baby Dominique; the fact that Helen's plan to break up Robin and Adam has worked makes her very happy. Now, she has to ensure that nothing prevents Robin from marrying Shane so she can try to get Adam back for good. "What's up? Why are you here so late?"

Robin uneasily turns back around to see Helen, whom she hasn't seen in weeks, which is for the best since they have had their share of physical altercations. The last person Robin wants to see is Helen; after everything they've been through, she wants to stay as far away from her as possible. "I could ask you the same thing," Robin looks back at her. "But, I got a call from my Dad that Eva was stabbed by the Rose Peddle killer," she reveals as she feels her heart start to race; she hopes more than anything that Eva is okay because she doesn't know how Dominick will cope if she dies.

Helen gasps back to her in shock, unable to believe that the serial killer has struck once again. "My God, I am so sorry," Helen replies to her quickly. "Is she...?"

"Dead?" Robin finishes her question. "I don't know, I just got here, I don't know the latest."

"I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers," Helen manages to say back to her. "By the way, I heard about you and Shane getting married. I think you're doing the right thing, for what it's worth."

"Do me a favor Helen?" Robin sneers back to her. "And stay out of my business, okay? I think that is what the best thing for both of us."

Helen watches as Robin turns and continues to walk towards the waiting room. "I do hope Eva is okay," Helen whispers to herself. "But, in the meantime, I have to focus on getting Adam back now."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"We need to talk," Adam announces to Shane as he moves into his office at the hospital. Adam quickly moves up to the doctors desk and glares at him; he still can't believe that Shane is using his daughter to get Robin to marry him. In Adam's mind, he thinks that Shane is completely out of line to use Dominique to get Robin to be with him. After everything he and Robin have been through, he truly thought that this was their time to finally be happy, and now this is happening. "This is important."

"I'm afraid I don't have time," Shane stands up from his desk and looks at Adam. "I don't know if you heard, but Eva Robertson was stabbed tonight. I just finished examining her and I have to talk to her family."

"What? My God," Adam says back to him. "Was it the Rose Peddle killer?"

"It looks that way," Shane nods back to him. "So, whatever you say it, it will have to wait."

"It's about Robin," Adam glares back at him. "I can't believe that you're using your daughter to get Robin to marry you. That's a low blow, man."

Shane looks back at him as he prepares to leave his office. "You know what a low blow is, Adam? Going to your house every damn day to see my daughter? My daughter who fought for her life in this very hospital; I will do anything for my kid, man. So, yea, I'm going to marry Robin so we can be a family together because my daughter deserves that. I'm not going to apologize to you, or anyone, for putting Dominique first. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to see the Robertson's."

Adam watches as the doctor leaves the office and sighs heavily. "I have to stop this," Adam whispers to himself. "But, I don't know how."

***

In a waiting room of the hospital, Dominick paces back and forth as he waits for some news on his wife, whom he found stabbed at the storage lockers by the dock with Will. He looks over and sees Will, Victoria, Donovan and Natasha all sitting in chairs, all waiting with him for some news on Eva. He just can't believe that Eva was stabbed by the serial killer; he just hopes that they got her to the hospital in time to save her life.

"What the hell is taking so long?" Donovan finally stands up from his chair, worry written all over his face. "We should have heard something by now?"

"Shane is the best doctor in the hospital," Natasha stands up and looks at her half-brother. "He is doing everything he can to save our mother, we have to have faith."

"There was so much blood," Will shakes his head from his chair, still recalling how he found Eva slumped over, her body covered in pink rose peddles. The image of Eva laying there is haunting him; he doesn't know what he will do if anything happens to her. "I don't know ..."

"Hey, don't talk like that," Victoria looks back at him. "We have to stay positive. There's no way that my mother can die, she just can't. She means too much to me, to all of us."

"Dad, I got here as soon as I could," Robin says as she moves into the waiting room and pulls Dominick into a hug. "How's Eva?"

"We are still waiting for news," Dominick feels tears swell in his eyes, still stunned by what is happening. He feels like he is living in a dream right now, only it is a nightmare and the worst possible kind. "I just...I can't get the image of her laying there out of my mind."

"She will be okay," Robin looks into her father's eyes as they exit their embrace. "She has to be."

Before anyone can say anything else, Shane appears and moves into the waiting room. "Shane, how is she? How is Eva?" Will stands up and moves closer to the doctor as Eva's family rallies around.

"Please tell us that she will be okay," Natasha looks at her ex-husband. "Please Shane."

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

Abby's eyes slowly open. It takes a moment for her to focus on her surroundings but she quickly realizes that she is laying on the sofa in the living room of the mansion that she lives in with her family. She tries to sit up but she feels weak so she lays still for a moment longer. Soon, however, her father is sitting next to her on the sofa. She looks around, trying to piece together everything that has happened but her mind is a complete blur.

"You're finally awake," Greg looks back at his daughter, who nods back to him. "How are you feeling?"

Abby looks back at her father and can see that he has a bandage around his head. She looks at him with confusion. "What happened to your head? Why are you wrapped up like that, Dad?"

"That doesn't matter right now," Greg replies to her. "What is important is you, Abby. Please answer me, how are you feeling?"

"A little dizzy but otherwise I am feeling fine," Abby admits to him. "Why? What happened Dad? What is going on?"

"Are you saying you don't remember what happened when you got home?" Greg asks her in surprise, hoping that she doesn't remember a thing. Greg knows what he has to do, he just hopes that Abby's memory helps him.

Abby shakes her head back to him. "The last thing I remember is leaving Donovan's office after he told me that he didn't want me around baby Olly anymore," she reveals to him. "I don't remember coming home, or falling asleep on this sofa. So, Dad, tell me...what happened exactly? What happened when I got home?"

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

Meggan moves into her bedroom and stretches her hands as she gets closer to her bed. She has had an incredibly long day and is looking forward to falling asleep. As she crawls into bed, she can't help but hear her cell phone start to chime. She looks at the screen and can see that Jeff is calling her. She sighs as she thinks back to being with him just a short time ago at the Pampa Grill where he suggested that she give him another chance; she refused and ended up walking away from him. She has no idea why he would be calling her again so soon, especially since she told him that she was exhausted from her day.

"Jeff, I am just about to go to bed," she says as she answers the call, which she hopes that she doesn't regret.

"I know and I'm sorry for calling so late," Jeff replies to her. "I'll make this fast, okay?"

"Sure, what's up?"

"Well, I am serious about showing you that I am in love with you and that I'm not in love with Leah anymore," Jeff tells her. "I can't take credit for this idea, it did come from Leah, but she suggested that the four of us, you, me, Cory and Leah, all go away for a weekend so you can see that I am in love with you and not Leah. What do you say? Do you think you're willing to make one final effort?"

Meggan sighs back to him as she wonders if she should do this; she knows deep down she does still love Jeff, she just has her insecurities about Jeff and Leah. But, she does wonder if a short getaway would help put her to ease as she would see Cory and Leah together as a couple and she could focus on Jeff.

"Okay," she finally replies to him. "I think I am game."

"Really? Oh Meg, thank you," Jeff smiles through the phone. "You have no idea how much this means to me. I'll get back to Leah and tell her that we are in!"

"Okay, keep me posted," Meggan replies to him. "And, I guess if she needs a venue, we could go to the winery in Santa Barbara. I haven't been there in ages, but that could be nice."

"That sounds perfect," Jeff says back to her. "Good night, Meggan. I love you."

"Night Jeff."

The Victors Mansion; Vinny's Home

"Looks like we had the same idea," Daisy announces to Vinny as she moves into the living room of the mansion that she is staying in with Vinny, whom she still thinks is Brett. Daisy looks at the man that she just shared a second date with earlier in the evening, where they shared a steamy kiss. Daisy hasn't been able to stop thinking about the kiss but also in the back of her mind is Tyler's warning not to trust him. "I would love a night cap before bed."

Vinny looks over at her from the bar and smirks back to her. "Scotch neat?" he asks her as she nods back to him. "Coming right up."

"Thank you," Daisy says as she accepts the drink from his hand. "How come you're not sleeping yet?"

"I guess my mind was racing about our date," Vinny winks back to her. "In particular, the kiss that we shared."

Daisy feels her cheeks flush back to her. "I have been thinking about it too," she admits to Vinny. "It has taken me back to when we were being held hostage together."

"Only better because we are not being held hostage by Vinny anymore," he chuckles to her. "That night was great though, wasn't it?"

"It was what we both needed at the time," Daisy looks back at him.

"And now? What do you need?"

Daisy licks her lips a little before she leans up and kisses Vinny passionately on the lips. When they part ways, they look into each other's eyes. "God, I want you," he whispers to her.

"Then have me," Daisy purrs back to him before they end up in another passionate kiss.

The Sugarbowl

"Hey, I have to thank you again for having this late date with me," Max tells Paige as he opens the door to the coffeehouse and lets her walk outside first. Max was about to go to bed when he had received a message from Paige asking him to join her at the coffeehouse for their friendly date; the date is coming to an end, but in Max's mind, it has gone very well.

"Of course," Paige purses her lips together. "Like I said, I couldn't sleep and thought we could spend the time together instead of a part.

"I like the way your mind works," Max winks back to her. "I hope you had a good time?"

"I very much did," she nods back to him. "It was nice being with someone and not fighting all the time."

"Like you and Jacob?" Max asks her as she nods back to him. "I'm not like him at all."

"I am beginning to realize that," Paige smiles back to him.

"So, we can do this again? The date thing, I mean?"

"I'd like that a lot Max."

"Good, cause so would I," Max moves up to her and kisses her on the lips. The kiss only lasts for a moment but Paige leans into him and kisses him back.

Behind them, Jacob freezes at the sight of Paige kissing Max; he was snooping around Max's apartment trying to find something to prove to Paige that he was up to no good and now he realizes that he has to step up his game; there's no way he can let Paige fall into Max's web of deceit.

The Patterson House; Nashville

"Maddie, can you hear me?" Andy asks Madeline as they are in the back of the restaurant, and Madeline is propped up in the seat of a booth. Madeline's eyes are slowly opening as she fainted after she first saw Clayton Hughes, the man who is a dead-ringer for her twin brother, Reese. They only arrived in Nashville shortly before they arrived at the restaurant after Nicholas got Melissa to tell him where she told Clayton to run away too and they had plans to try to track him down tomorrow. To everyone's surprise, Clayton turned out to be their waiter and the sight of him caused Madeline to faint.

Madeline slowly nods back to him as she comes to from fainting. "Could...could I have some water?" she manages to say to everyone.

Andy turns around and Nicholas passes him a cup of water. Andy gives it to Madeline, who drinks it and then sits up. "Thanks," she tells Andy. "I'm sorry I scared you, just the sight of Clayton ... my God, he does look like Reese."

"Man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that," Clayton chuckles to himself as Andy turns back and looks at him. "I'd be rich."

"We are all just confused about why you look like Reese," Andy tells him. "That's why I wanted to talk to you; I wanted to see if we could figure this out."

"I know," Clayton uneasily nods back to him. "It is why Melissa hired me to pretend to be the ghost of your husband because I do look like him."

"So, tell me," Madeline looks over at the man that looks like Reese, still stunned by the resemblance. "Who are you parents? Are you related to me?"

Clayton looks at her for a minute before he shakes his head no. "I have no idea," he tells her. "I was adopted so I don't know who my biological parents are. I could be related to you or it may just be a weird coincidence?"

"Clayton," Madeline looks back at him. "Please, come back to Twin Peaks with us?" she pleads with him. "Let's figure out this mystery together."

Nicholas and Andy wait for Clayton to say something. "What do you say? Come with me?" Madeline looks back at him with desperation in her eyes.

"Okay," Clayton sighs back to everyone. "I'll come home with you."

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

Greg's eyes open and he slowly sits up as he was laying on the ground in the foyer of the Lawson mansion. He puts his hand to his head and can still see some dried blood from his injury.

"I'm going to have a headache in the morning," he whispers to himself as he looks around and is stunned to see Abby and Brooke laying on the ground as well. Greg stands up and rushes over to his daughter. "Abby? Abby? Can you hear me?"

He looks over at Brooke, who has an ice pick sticking out of her back and is laying in a pool of blood. "My God," he gasps to himself. "Abby must have killed Brooke in self-defence. "Come on Abby, let's get you to the sofa. You must have fainted after killing your Mom."

[Flash]

"There is no easy way to say this," Greg tells Abby as he comes back into the present moment, having remember what happened when he awoke a short time ago. He knows what he has to do, he just has to ensure Abby cooperates. "But, I found out that your mother is the Rose Peddle killer."

"What?" Abby gasps back to him as she leans up on the sofa, stunned by the news. She can't believe that her mother is the killer; she knows her mother so well, this doesn't make sense to her. "How is that possible?"

"Apparently, she had some kind of mental break last year after Cheresa's trial," Greg explains to her. "Anyways, she came here and tried to kill me because I knew the truth."

"My God, this is awful," Abby feels water swelling in her eyes. "Mom killed three people? She killed Brad? How is this happening? I can't believe this."

"I know, it's awful."

"So, what happened? You said Mom tried to kill you too, Dad," Abby asks him as she feels her heart skip a beat. "What happened?"

"There's no easy way to say this," Greg bites his lips back to his daughter. "But, I killed Brooke. I killed your mother and I have to confess as soon as possible."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I'm afraid this isn't good news," Shane explains to Eva's family as they all stand waiting in the hospital waiting room. "Eva was pronounced dead upon arrival of the hospital. I am so sorry, but the wounds she had were far too serious to save her."

"Oh God," Victoria groans as she collapses into Donovan's arms, as Dominick runs his hands through his hair. "This can't be happening."

"I can't believe this," Donovan replies to her as tears form in his eyes.

"Shane, please there has to be some kind of mistake," Natasha pleads with him. "Please tell me this is a mistake?"

"I wish I could," Shane looks back at everyone. "But, Eva is gone."

"Damnit!" Dominick yells out in horror as Will starts to cry. "This can't be happening! Please, tell me my wife isn't dead?"

***

A figure dressed in all black slowly opens the door the morgue and moves inside, closing the door behind them. The figure moves towards a gurney that has a white sheet over a body.

They lift the sheet and see Eva's face, which is blue as she is starting to get colder. They run then hand over her face for a moment before they slowly open her mouth. They place something inside of her mouth and then close it again. They look at Eva's face for a moment longer before they re-cover her face with the white sheet and they slowly walk out of the morgue.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Eva's death rocks Twin Peaks
- Chris returns
- Cheresa learns the "truth"

 
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