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Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: March 21, 2010
 

Episode Theme song: "Winter" Tori Amos
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Devastated by Andy’s “betrayal” with Trenyce, Reese went to an online gay website where another user invited him to the new gay bar in town.
- Adam found Helen’s year books and took them to see if Olivia really did go to high school with his wife. Helen, meanwhile, continued to suffer from memory loss thanks to the pills Olivia gave her
- Madeline and Preston agreed to finally talk about the reason she ran away: she knows that he and Olivia were bank robbers!
- Leah, continuing to feel pain in her abdominal, collapsed at Noah’s grave site on the one year anniversary of his death

Scene One -- Twin Peaks General Hospital; The ER

Jeff waits in the lobby twiddling his thumbs. He doesn’t know what to do in this moment. He quickly recalls meeting Leah at Noah’s grave and then her collapsing in pain. He got her as fast as he could; he just hopes she is okay. He doesn’t know how he will handle losing her so soon after he lost Noah. He stands up and looks through some glass sliding doors, where staff are only allowed. He can see Leah laying in a bed as Shane and some other doctors look over Leah. Shane looks back and sees Jeff. He closes the clip board and walks over to Jeff.

“How is she?” he asks impatiently needing some kind of reassurance.

“Where’s Robbie? Have you called him yet?” Shane asks looking around and not seeing any of Leah’s family around.

“No, I’ve been so concerned about her. Is she okay?”

“You should call Robbie. I can only talk to the immediate family. I’m sorry,” Shane says walking back through the sliding doors.

Jeff runs his hands through his hair. How is he supposed to call Robbie and tell him that his wife just collapsed in pain? This is a phone call he is not looking forward too. He finds his cell phone in his pocket and soon hears a ring in his ear.

“Robbie, hey … it’s Jeff. Listen, this is about Leah …. She’s in the hospital. You need to get here, quickly,” Jeff says into the phone. He hangs up the phone and takes a deep breathe. He walks back over to the glass and sees Leah unconscious on a stretcher. “Please be okay,” he says aloud in a whisper to himself. “Please.”

Scene Two -- The Twin Peaks Sun; Kim’s Office

“Thanks so much for coming by,” Kim smiles as she takes a bite of the Chinese food take out carton. “I probably wouldn’t have gotten to eat if you hadn’t stopped by.”

Will looks up at his friend and smiles, “I was in the neighbourhood and hadn’t eaten yet either. I figured you would be still at work.”

Kim looks over at Will and she smiles. She knows that it’s so interesting how they became friends after Jackson’s death. No one really understood Jackson, except for her and Will. She feels blessed to have met him, and lately with all of her communication problems with Jeff she finds herself wishing he was more like Will. “I appreciate it,” she says back to him. “So how are things with you and Madeline?”

Will blushes a little, still uncomfortable thinking about him and Madeline in a relationship. It’s not that he doesn’t like her, a lot, he is just still so worried and conflicted about his relationship with Olivia while he was still pursuing Madeline, unaware of their connection.

“What’s wrong? Cat got your tongue?” Kim laughs as she takes a drink of her green tea.

Will smiles, “I just don’t know.”

Kim arches her eyebrow. “That’s interesting. I thought things were going well with you two. What’s going on now?”

“We slept together on Valentine’s Day,” Will admits to his friend as she comes over to the sofa and sits next to him.

“That’s a big step,” she says looking at him. “I would think it would be a good step.”

“Yea, yea, it was a good step. I’m just … I don’t want to hurt her, you know.”

Kim continues to watch Will. She wonders why he would think he would hurt Madeline. Suddenly it dawns on her … does Will have feelings for her? She, without thinking, places her hand on his leg. “It’s okay Will,” she smiles.

Will looks at Kim as she comes closer to him. Before he can do anything she is kissing him softly on his lips. He responds and kisses her back before he pulls back quickly and stands up.

“I’m sorry,” Kim says quickly realizing she was way off base.

“No, no, I’m sorry,” Will quickly says back flustered.

“No, I misread the situation. I thought … I’m sorry. With everything going on with Jeff, I just thought you and I were growing closer. I’m so sorry Will,” Kim says getting a tear in her eye.

Will sits back down and hugs her. “It’s okay. We are friends, we just shouldn’t cross that line. I don’t want to hurt Madeline … and deep down you do have feelings for Jeff, right?”

Kim nods as she wipes her eyes. “Friends, still?”

“Absolutely,” he winks back at her. He looks down at his watch. “Ah, I have to get to the hospital!”

Kim hears her blackberry go off and she rushes to her desk. “Oh my god!” she says putting her hand over her mouth.

“What is it?”

“Leah Calimo. She collapsed! I have to go to the hospital too,” she says grabbing her coat. “Ride together?”

“Of course!”

Scene Three -- The Black House; Adam & Helen’s Home

Helen finishes placing the dishes in the dishwasher as she looks up and sees Adam heading into the living room. She quickly checks her organizer and realizes that she has a doctor’s appointment with Olivia. For a quick second, she asks herself why she didn’t remember the appointment, but passes it off as nothing. It comes back quickly to her now: Olivia had to schedule the appointment later because she was busy with patients all day.

“I have to go to the hospital,” Helen announces as she comes into the living room as she draws her attention to her husband.

Adam, who is on the sofa, looks up at his wife. “What? I thought we were going to have a movie night?”

“I know, I guess it slipped my mind. I have it in my phone though. Olivia had to have the appointment later because of other commitments.”

“And you just forgot to tell me about your doctor’s appointment?” Adam asks his wife. “That’s not like you.”

Helen sighs. “I’m sorry. I … I forgot, okay?”

Adam gets up and hugs his wife. “I’m sorry. I don’t want you to be upset. I’m just concerned about you. You seem to be forgetting a lot of little things lately. That’s not like you.”

Helen turns away from Adam. She has noticed it too, but she doesn’t want it to be a cause for concern; not while she’s pregnant. She just wants to get through the pregnancy without any difficulty then she see what’s going on with her memory.

“I know. I’m sorry. It’s … it’s the pregnancy. I’m just all out of whack. I promise I’ll be as good as new soon,” she fakes a smile to him.

Adam smiles back and kisses her on the lips. “So, how long do you think you’ll be? I can keep the popcorn until you get back?”

“I’d love that!” she smiles as she walks over to grab her purse and her jacket. “I’ll see you when I get back.”

“Okay,” Adam waves to her. As the front door closes, he races to the stairs. He knows what he has to do; he has been waiting for a time to be alone to do it. He has to learn the truth now.

Scene Four -- The Victors House; Vinny & Meggan’s Home

Brett walks around the large house holding a glass of red wine. He’s unwinding from the day. Every day, he comes to this house and has to have a drink. Impersonating his brother every day is exhausting. A part of him loves being someone else and being able to escape his own troubled life. Another part of him misses waking up each day as Brett Victors and living his life. Then there are the woman in Vinny’s life that he has grown so very fond of: Meggan and Daisy. He hates lying to them on daily basis. He hates that he has grown fond of them and he knows he can never really be with them, even has a husband and as a friend.

As he takes another long sip of wine, he shakes his head at the thought of what he and Dave have done. Kidnapping Vinny and taking over his life … all over money. Their families money. Sure it has been great to have everything at the tip of his fingers, but at what cost? No one knows him anymore. He takes another long drink of the wine.

“Good year,” Dave says picking up the bottle and reading the label. “Looks expensive too.”

“It is,” Brett says taking another sip, startled by the arrival of his brother. “Have a glass if you want.”

“I’m not here to drink,” Dave quips. “And you, you should be keeping you wits about you!”

“Oh cut the crap Dave! With Megpie in jail, no one comes here this late,” Brett says getting upset with his brother.

“I fear Victoria is closing in on the truth,” Dave replies to his brother in a soft whisper.

“Remembering that you shot her at the cabin, you mean?”

“We can’t let that happen!” Dave says angrily, determined to keep his secret forever.

“Fuck Dave, this should just end. How long can we really go on posing as Vinny? Don’t you want your life back? I know I do!”

Dave glares at Brett, livid that he is even talking such trash. Why would they go as far as they have only to have Brett back out? Dave can’t fathom doing such things. He wants Vinny to pay, for ever.

“We’ve come too far for you to be backing out now, dear brother,” Dave quips. “Plus, you are having your way with all these women. Isn’t that fun for you?”

Brett laughs. “What women? Meggan is in jail, Daisy and Vinny are just friends. I want my life back!”

Dave grabs the bottle of wine and throws it at the wall. The red liquid starts to smear down the wall. “Clean that up, and lose the attitude, or else … you’ll be next,” Dave says as he leaves in a huff.

Brett looks at the wall covered in wine and wonders if the madness will ever end for Dave. When will enough be enough?

Scene Five -- The Victors Estate; Vinny, Dave & Brett’s Childhood Home

Victoria and Madeline walk up to the front door of the large mansion. Dust and comb webs are everywhere as the medieval décor surround them. The night sky and cool air gives the entire setting a creepy vibe. The hooting of owls can be heard in the forest that surrounds them.

“I feel like we’re in a horror movie,” Madeline says holding on to her flashlight and pointing it towards the doorway.

Victoria looks at a cement gargoyle and laughs, “Yea a cheesy one! Come on, lets go inside.”

Victoria tries to open the door and to her surprise it’s unlocked. “That was almost too easy,” she says as the enter the house. As soon as they are inside, they look around. The foyer is large with a deep red throw rug on the floor. More antiques surround them.

“Wow, Vinny’s family is loaded,” Madeline says picking up a vase and admiring it.

“Put that down!” Victoria scolds her. “We are here to try to find clues.”

Madeline rolls her eyes. “And what do these clues look like?”

“I don’t know … but that vase is not one of them,” Victoria says sternly, annoyed with Madeline’s lack of intelligence in the moment.

They enter the kitchen. Two large islands are in the middle with hanging racks over them. Three large stainless steal fridges and an oven that looks like it would be cooking for twelve or thirteen is across from them.

“Gee, did they serve an army?” Madeline asks aloud as she walks over to a fridge and opens it. “Hey Vic, look at this,” Madeline says pulling out a bag of fresh tomatoes. “These are fresh.”

“So?” Victoria asks approaching her.

“So, someone must be here. We aren’t alone,” Madeline says getting scared.

Victoria quickly turns around when she hears a noise. “AH!” she screams.

Scene Six -- Bar Code

Reese enters the crowded bar and looks around. The dance floor is packed as the latest Britney Spears song is playing. Crowds of young, attractive men and their female friends dance energetically. Across the dance floor is the bar, where shirtless men are serving up the patrons the drinks of their choice. Reese looks around and smiles. He likes being at the gay bar. A room filled with guys that have the same thoughts and feelings that he does. And the fact that they are pretty attractive doesn’t hurt either. He smiles knowing that the best thing of all is that there is no Andy in the bar. He walks up to the bartender. A muscular guy smiles at Reese and asks “What can I get for you?”

Reese orders a rum and coke and turns and continues to observe. A couple of guys pass Reese and look at him, as new blood in a bar generally does. A few minutes later a guy in a tight black polo approaches Reese. “Are you Reese?”

Reese arches his eye brow at the attractive young man. “Yea, you are?”

“Ryan. I mean, ryan_stud from the website! I’m so glad you came!”

Reese suddenly can not wipe the smile off his face. The user from the website did not have a face picture, but this man in front of him is very attractive. Dark hair, brown eyes a guy could get lost, broad shoulders, defined pecs through the tight black polo and a great waist line. Reese feels himself blush a little.

“You’re Ryan?” he asks smiling like a school boy.

“Yea. I’m glad you came. You wanna get a drink and meet my friends?”

“Totally, that’d be cool,” Reese says smiling as they walk over to the table where Ryan’s friends are sitting.

At the table, there sits two women and another young guy. Reese concludes that the women must the guys “fag hags” so to speak.

“Guys this is Reese,” Ryan announces to the table. “Reese this is Derek, Callie and Carmen.”

“Nice to meet you all,” Reese says as he sits down. He soon feels Ryan’s hands on his shoulders.

“We met on that new website, Gayhunter,” Ryan says with pride. Reese feels his face to red again, not used to being so open that he is on an online website.

“Err, yea,” Reese smiles. He feels Ryan bend over and kiss him on the cheek.

“It’s all good, right?” Ryan smiles to him.

Reese smiles back feeling both Ryan’s and Derek’s eyes on him. “Yea, of course!”

Scene Seven -- Twin Peaks General Hospital; The ER

Robbie rushes into the ER in a frantic. He is nearly out of breath as he dropped everything and raced over the second he heard that Leah was admitted. He hasn’t been able to concentrate on anything else since he heard the news: he has to know that his wife is going to be okay. He has known for sometime that something was off with her, but he continued to take her word that she was alright. He scolds himself as he knows now that he should have pressed harder for her to seek medical attention.

He spots Jeff sitting in a chair. “Jeff, where’s Leah? How is she? What happened?”

Jeff stands up and greets Robbie. “One question at a time. She’s in the ER. I don’t know how she is, Shane wouldn’t tell me. And I don’t know what happened. We met at Noah’s grave and she just … collapsed,” he said with tears in his eyes. “I just got her here as soon as I could.”

Robbie puts his hand over his face unsure of what to say or do next. “Thank you for getting her here so quickly.”

Shane appears from the sliding doors once again and looks over to see Robbie. “Oh Robbie, I’m glad you’re here.”

“Shane, what’s going on with Leah?”

Shane sighs and closes her file and looks at Robbie. “I’m afraid it’s not good news,” Shane begins.

“Just tell me!” Robbie demands needing answers.

“Her kidney is failing. It’s probably been slowly happening for some time now. Have you noticed any differences in her?”

“My God,” Robbie sighs. “I have yea. She looked like she lost weight, she was always tired and she kept having pains.”

“She can be okay. She can pull through this. But …”

“But what?” Jeff asks Shane, just as worried as Robbie clearly is.

Shane sighs again and looks at Robbie. He can see the fear in both men’s eyes. This is the part of his job that he hates, delivering the bad news, bad news to people he cares about is even tougher. “She needs a kidney transplant. We are going to place her on dialysis, but we need to find her a donor soon,” Shane says slowly.

Robbie runs his hand through his hair shell shocked by Shane’s news. “How do we find a donor?”

“I’ve placed her on the national list. Because it’s an emergency, she can get priority. It all depends on matches with her body,” Shane explains. “We are doing everything we can Robbie, believe me.”

“Thanks Shane,” Robbie says trying to smile a little to his friend.

“How long can she say on dialysis?” Jeff chimes in as he had been soaking in all the information given from Shane.

Robbie looks over at Jeff then quickly back over Shane. Something about the look in Shane’s eye makes him feel very uncomfortable. “We need to find a donor sooner rather than later.”

Scene Eight -- The Victors Estate; Vinny, Dave & Brett’s Childhood Home

Madeline jumps up on to the kitchen counter as Victoria shrieks as they see a mouse scamper across the floor.

“He’s gone!” Victoria says as she catches her breath.

“Are you sure? I don’t want to come down,” Madeline says still on the counter.

“I’m sure,” Victoria smiles. “Here, let me help you,” she says extending her hand to Madeline.

Madeline takes her hand and hops down. They turn and see an elderly man standing there.

“May I help you?” he asks sternly as he looks at the women closely.

Victoria gasps, stunned by the man in front of her. He’s old, at least 65, and he’s wearing a tuxedo that’s wrinkled. “Who are you?”

“I am the servant of this home. I have been for years! What are you doing here!?” he asks getting angry at the trespassers.

Madeline can see Victoria freeze. “We were lost. We thought we’d come in and ask directions,” she lies. Victoria looks over at Madeline impressed with her skills to cover their butts.

“You must leave. You’re trespassing,” he resorts turning away. “Go now!”

The girls look at each other and nod. “Okay. Sorry for bothering you,” Madeline replies. “Lets go.”

As soon as the two women have departed, the old man walks up to the telephone and dials a number. “Master David, it’s Reginald … yes, yes, everything is fine. Except for the fact that two young women were just here.”

Scene Nine -- The Black House; Adam & Helen’s Home

Adam sits on the edge of the bed in the master bedroom. He opens the year book and flips through it. He stops when he finds Helen’s grade. He quickly finds Helen’s picture and finds his finger over it. He smiles when he realizes how beautiful she was, even in her high school years. He realizes how lucky he is to have her in his life, which is why he continues to flip through to find Olivia’s picture. He comes to the end of Helen’s grade, without finding Olivia. He puts the book down.

“I knew it,” he says to himself as he stands up. “She’s been lying to get to Helen. But why? What does Olivia have to gain by befriending my wife?”

Adam walks downstairs and wonders what he should do next: tell Helen about his findings or confront Olivia.

Scene Ten -- The State Penitentiary

Brett sits in the waiting room as he waits to visit Meggan. He remembers seeing her face in the court room as she was given her sentence of twenty years in prison. He knows that she was being brave because she thinks that she deserves to be in jail, but he realizes that she must have been devastated none the less. As he sits, he also thinks back to his conversation earlier with Dave and how he finally admitted that he wants to stop this charade of pretending to be Vinny. While he has felt this way for a long time, he knows it was a big step for him to reveal this to his brother. He also knows that Dave will go to great lengths to keep this plan going for as long as he can. Brett just knows that he is tired of lying to people he has grown to care about, mainly Meggan and Daisy.

“Mr. Victors? You can see your wife now,” a security guard calls into the waiting room.

Brett stands up and smiles softly as he walks towards the guard. He soon finds himself in a private room with a table and two chairs.

“No touching, remember,” the guard says as he shuts the door behind him. As the door closes, a door on the other side of the room opens and Meggan enters. A small smile comes across her face.

“Vinny, I’m so glad you’re here,” she says as she sits next to him. Her hand quickly finds his. He looks at her and squeezes her hand.

“Of course I came to see you. I miss you more than I can tell you. How are you holding up? Honestly?”

Meggan looks away as tears fill her eyes. How can she tell him the truth? That she is falling deeper and deeper into a depression while she’s in lock up? She returns her face to his with a small smile. “I’m fine. Really, it’s not too bad in here.”

“Liar,” Brett pokes her with his finger. “I’ve been talking to Preston about getting an appeal. We’ll see if we can’t get you out of here sooner.”

Meggan looks at her husband with a glimmer of a sparkle in her eye. “Don’t go to too much trouble, okay?”

“You need to stop with this ‘I belong in here’ nonsense. You have paid for your crimes. I want you to come home,” Brett says coming. “I miss you babe.”

“I miss you too,” she says coming in and kissing him. As soon as their lips touch, the door opens and security guards enter.

“No touching! Visit is over,” he explains as Meggan stands up. She looks over at Brett as she walks away.

“I’ll be back,” he says to her as she leaves the room. As the door shuts again, Brett falls back into the chair, not sure of how much longer he can go on with these lies. He wonders how he can deal with Dave.

Scene Eleven -- Bar Code

Reese slams back another drink. The room is a little dizzy at this point for him as he has lost count of how many drinks he has had. Still, he realizes that he is having a great time at the gay bar for the first time. He has gotten along well with Ryan and Derek. Suddenly it dawns on him: the drinks have caught up with him, he has to go to the rest room. He walks over and sees Derek standing outside the restroom.

“Hey,” Derek smiles as Reese approaches. “Having a good night?”

“The best, yea! How about you?”

“Could be better,” Derek says playfully pursing his lips as he continues to look at Reese with lust in his eyes.

“How so?”

Derek smiles and pulls Reese into a passionate kiss. Reese responds and moves his hand behind Derek’s head. Their tongues enter each other’s mouth and Derek’s hand moves down to Reese’s ass. Reese quickly pulls back.

“Come back to my place,” Derek says with an intense look in his eyes.

Reese looks at the attractive young blonde in front of him, and for a moment considers it. “I …,” he starts then suddenly he gets a flash of Andy in his mind. “…shouldn’t. I should be going actually.”

Derek pouts out his lips. “Are you sure?” he asks wanting Reese badly.

“Yea, I’m sure. But here’s my number,” Reese says as he writes down his number on a piece of paper. “Call me sometime.”

Scene Twelve -- The Wilkins Estate; Preston, Olivia & Reese’s Home

Preston opens the door to his office. Usually he doesn’t come home and work more, but he has so much paper work to get caught up on that he has to put in some over time. With Olivia still at the hospital and Reese out, he knows that this is a perfect time to do this.

He flicks the light on and is startled. “Madeline, what are you doing here?”

Madeline turns around, fresh from her drive back to Twin Peaks. She looks at her father knowing that she had to come right over. They had put it off long enough. “We need to talk. We can’t put this off anymore.”

Preston arches his eyebrow. “Talk about what?”

“The fact that you’re a bank robber,” Madeline says rolling her eyes slightly.

Next on One Day at a Time
-Olivia has news for Cassie
-Dominick visits Leah
-Reese learns the truth!

 
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