Episode 851
 
Dancing in Your Eyes
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: August 31, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Love Is Religion" Dua Lipa


Previously on One Day at a Time
- Andrew told Trenyce he liked kissing her, which caused her to have a panic attack. Chris, meanwhile, told Cheresa he thought something was going on between Andrew and Trenyce
- Jasper and Lukas almost kissed
- Kim overheard Robbie on the phone with Tara, but he covered
- Tyler and Natasha were awkward with each other after she admitted she was upset he won Cheresa's modelling contract
- Max revealed to Jacob and Paige that Cassie was back. They told Natasha & Dominick respectively
- Adam demanded that Helen tell her about her plan she had with Shane. Shane and Robin, meanwhile married

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

"It was late last night when I was here," Adam says to Helen as he moves back into the living room of the house that he shared with his ex-wife for years. He barely slept the night before because he showed up to see Helen and he overheard her leaving Shane a voicemail talking about their plan. He grilled Helen to the point where she admitted that she would tell him everything. At that time, they both realized how late it was, and they agreed to pick up the conversation in the morning. "But I came back first thing like we agreed. We must finish this conversation, Helen. About this plan that you and Shane had."

"Do you want some coffee? Maybe some eggs?" Helen asks him as she pours herself a cup of coffee.

"Helen," Adam glares back at her with intent. "I didn't come here for breakfast. I came here because last night I heard you tell Shane that your plan worked. When I asked you about it, you finally said that you would tell me everything, so I'm here to find out what everything is. So, Helen, what happened, what did you and Shane do."

Helen feels her eyes swell with water back to Adam. "I…I don't know how to tell you this, Adam. Because, I did do something. But you have to understand," she says as a tear falls down her cheek. "I only did this because…because, damnit! I love you! I always have, I always will!"

Adam looks back at her in confusion. "Tell me what you did, Helen! What the hell is this all about?"

Roboto

Natasha sits at the desk in the main office of Roboto typing furiously into her laptop as she continues to work on a new campaign for the company. She, Robbie and Kim have been working overtime trying to make up for lost time since Cheresa signed with Robertson Enterprises over Roboto; she realizes that they put too many eggs in Cheresa's basket and, now, they are paying the price.

"I thought I'd find you here," a voice calls out from the doorway of the office. Natasha turns and sees Tyler moving into the office with a coffee and a pastry bag from the Sugarbowl. "I brought you a small breakfast. I know how hard you have been working, Nat."

"That was sweet of you," Natasha stands up from the desk and looks at her lover. "Thank you, Tyler."

"I guess I thought it was a peace offering," he admits to her. "I really didn't like how we left things last night."

Natasha sighs before she takes a sip of the coffee that he brought for her as she recalls the previous night being at his townhouse and she refused to have sex with him because she is still hurt that Cheresa went with his company over hers. She knows that she must try to keep the business and personal lives separate, but this is hitting close to home for her.

"I know you didn't," Natasha tells him. "And, to be honest, neither did I. It's just, this is hitting close to home."

"I get that," Tyler moves up to her. "I think we both just need to remember that we have to keep our business and personal lives separate. I still want to be with you, more than ever before. So, what do you say? Let's try?"

Natasha smiles back to him and moves up to him and kisses him on the lips. "I will try," she nods back to him. "You just have to be patient with me, okay?"

***

Meanwhile, Robbie steps off the elevator and immediately pulls his phone out of his pocket when he hears it chiming. He gets a sly grin on his face when he sees a blocked number appear on his screen.

"Good morning Tara," he says, knowing that the only blocked number that he knows is from the woman he has hired to help ruin the campaign that Cheresa is in with Robertson Enterprises. "What do I owe the pleasure?"

"I am ready for more money," Tara tells him as she walks down the pier. "If you want me to continue this plan of yours, I will expect another cash deposit."

"More money already?" Robbie asks her in a hushed whisper, unaware the Kim is standing behind him. "Fine, I will give you more but then more until we move to the next phase, understood?"

Kim wonders who Robbie is talking too but she scurries into the main office. She freezes when she sees Tyler and Natasha in one another's arms. She looks back at clears her throat just as Robbie enters the room.

"What the hell is he doing here?" Robbie asks, feeling his blood start to boil. "You're not welcome here, you son of …"

"Robbie, please," Kim puts her hand on his shoulder. "We know that Natasha and Tyler are seeing one another."

Tyler looks back at Natasha. "I should go," he tells her. "See you later?"

"Yea, I'll walk out with you as I have another meeting."

"Good, yea, get out of here," Robbie sneers to him. "You shouldn't be showing your face around here!"

"We'll talk about this later," Natasha looks at her brother as she and Tyler leave the office. She had hoped that he could respect her relationship with Tyler since she has tried to make peace with his relationship with Kim.

"Baby, I wish you wouldn't let him get you so worked up," Kim comes up to her husband looks him in the eyes.

"I can't help," Robbie shakes his head. "The sight of him makes me sick to my stomach, but I will take him down. God as my witness, I will take him down."

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

Lukas pours himself a cup of coffee as he stands in the living room of the lavish home he shares with his husband and sister. As he takes a sip of his drink, he can't help but remember the previous night when he and Donovan had a heated argument over Abby because Lukas overheard his husband call her. Lukas was furious because they had agreed to remove Abby from their lives because they felt like she was dangerous. For Donovan to disregard their decision was stunning to Lukas. Lukas had decided to go to bed, however, when Jasper arrived and admitted that he heard their fight. Jasper supported Lukas and the two men almost shared a kiss. Lukas stopped it, but he hasn't been able to stop thinking about it.

"I have to get this under control," he whispers to himself. "After everything that happened with Craig Benton, the last thing I need is to fall under the spell of our nanny."

"Morning Lukas," Jasper announces as he moves into the living room, not realizing that Lukas was just thinking about him. "Olly is all bathed and on his way to his play date."

"Oh great, thanks."

"Anytime," Jasper flashes his smile back to him. "I didn't see you in the gym this morning? Taking the morning off?"

"Yea, I think so," Lukas nods back to him.

"Too bad, I could have spotted you."

"Jasper," Lukas moves up to him. "I think we have to talk."

Jasper arches his eyebrows back to him. "Okay? What's up?"

"Last night, I really appreciate you coming to check on me," Lukas looks back at him. "But you leaned into kiss me."

"I did," Jasper nods back to him. "I thought we both wanted it. You looked at me like you wanted it…"

Lukas chuckles back to him. "I am married," he reminds him. "I told myself that last night and I have to tell you that today. We can't cross any lines, okay?"

"Sure thing, boss."

"Hey, what's going on in here?" Donovan asks as he moves into the room and can instantly feel some tension between the two men.

"Nothing," Lukas tells his husband. "Jasper was just telling me that Olly is ready to go to his play date."

"Oh wonderful," Donovan smiles back to them, unable to get the feeling that the two men were talking about something else.

The Davenport House; Trenyce & Andrew's Home

"I came right over when I got your text message," Chris admits to Trenyce as he moves into the living room of her house. He was alarmed to a message from her stating that she had to go to the hospital the previous night. He just hopes that everything is fine with Trenyce and baby. "Are you okay?"

"Yes, I am fine," Trenyce replies to him quickly. "I certainly didn't mean to alarm you, Chris. I just wanted to let you know what happened."

"Well, I appreciate the update. I gather Andrew was here and he took you to the hospital?"

Trenyce nods back to him. "He was a life saver."

Chris arches his eyebrow recalling how he recently saw a close moment between Andrew and Trenyce which left him wondering if something was going on between the two of them. When he confronted both Andrew and Trenyce about it, they both claimed that nothing is going on, but he wasn't sure. Now, hearing that Andrew "saved" Trenyce, his mind is wandering again.

"Good that he was here," he finally replies to her. "Do you mind me asking what triggered your panic attack? What caused you to hyperventilate in the first place, Trey?"

Trenyce takes a deep breath as she thinks about how Andrew admitted to her that he enjoyed kissing her. The news sent her into the panic attack, but she knows he can't tell Chris that.

"I was just thinking about how the father of my child is dead," Trenyce tells him. "My baby will never get to meet Brad and that sent me into a tizzy. But I am fine now. It was just hormones."

Chris looks back at her and nods to her. "I can see how that will be upsetting," he tells her. "For what it's worth, if I have helped create more stress, I am sorry."

"Thanks Chris, I just need the last few weeks of pregnancy to go smoothly," she says to him. "I don't want anything bad to happen to my child."

The Pampa Grill

Andrew moves up to the bar to pick up his takeout order of breakfast. Since he and Trenyce were at the hospital so late the previous night that he decided to pick up food this morning. He knows that she must stay calm the rest of the pregnancy or the baby could be put at risk.

"Andrew, good morning," Cheresa comes up to her friend. "How are you?"

Andrew turns and looks at her. "Hey supermodel," Andrew chuckles back to her as they hug. "I saw the ad, you must be over the moon."

Cheresa blushes back to him. "Thanks, it's been pretty cool. How have you been?"

"Pretty good," Andrew tells her. "Just helping Trenyce at home; she has to be stay calm the rest of her pregnancy."

Cheresa nods back to him as she thinks about her last visit with Chris, when he said that he thought that something was going between Andrew and Trenyce.

"I know, I've been meaning to see my Mom," Cheresa says back to him. "Is she okay?"

"She had a scare last night, but she is doing okay. I'm just glad that I was there for her."

"You've become very close to her, huh?" Cheresa asks him.

"Yea, we have become close. That's what happens when you live together, I suppose," Andrew says back to him.

"And, you guys are just friends, right?" Cheresa asks him quickly, wondering if there was any truth to Chris' suggestion.

"Of course," Andrew quickly looks back at him. "Trenyce and I are nothing but supportive friends to one another, Cheresa. Of course."

***

At another table, Paige and Max sit across from one another having a breakfast together. Max asked her to join him this morning since he wanted to see her since he is now out of jail. He still can't believe that his mother came home and is now arrested for trying to kill Jacob and Paige last year; however, Cassie coming home has meant that he was released from jail.

"Thanks for meeting me this morning," Max says as he looks across the table at her.

"Of course," Paige tells him as she takes a sip of her coffee. "I am relieved that you're out of jail. Have you seen your Mom?"

"Not since yesterday," Max says back to him. "I'll head to the jail later. I just hope she doesn't have to stay in jail for a long time."

"She's going to jail for a very long time," Jacob comes up to the table and puffs out his chest to the two of them. He can't believe that they are dining together this morning. He would have hoped that Paige would have learned his lesson but alas he can tell that she still thinks he deserves the benefit of the doubt. "I will make sure that she pays for trying to kill us."

"You know what?" Max stands up and looks back at him. "I'm going to make you pay for hurting my mother the way you have," he glares back at Jacob. "I'm tired of you being a smug son of a bitch."

"What are you going to do?" Jacob asks him quickly. "You think you're a big man but really you're pathetic!"

"Enough you two!" Paige stands up and yells at them. "This fighting has got to stop! Please, enough of this before someone gets hurt!"

Twin Peaks Police Station

A police officer guides Cassie into the visitor's room at the police station. She freezes when she sees someone waiting for her as she expected it to be Max. The only person that is supposed to know that she is back in town and that has been arrested is her son.

"Natasha," Cassie says slowly coming up to her rival. "What are you doing here?"

Natasha glares back at the woman that has tormented her for years. She takes the image of Cassie in handcuffs in for a moment because she has waited a long time for this moment. After Jacob told her the previous night that Cassie had been arrested, she knew she had to come see her rival. The sight of Cassie in handcuffs is the best thing that she has seen in a very long time.

"You came back to town and got arrested for trying to kill my son," Natasha sneers back to her. "You didn't think I would stay away, did you?"

"I came back to town to help Max," Cassie replies to her. "I couldn't let him take responsibility for my actions."

"Oh, so now you're mother of the year?" Natasha cackles back to her. "Save the 'I'm so innocent' routine. Everyone knows that you're an evil monster and now you're finally going to pay for all of your crimes."

Cassie gets a sly grin on her face. "You'd love that, wouldn't you Natasha? Well, don't get too comfortable over there on your high pedestal, because you might just take a nasty little fall to the ground and then it will be who is laughing at you."

The Glubbs House; Shane & Robin's Home

"Good morning Mrs. Glubbs," Shane smiles as he moves into the master bedroom of the house that he is living in with his daughter and new wife. He is carrying a tray of breakfast to give Robin some breakfast in bed.

Robin slowly opens her eyes and looks at her new husband moving towards her. She almost can't believe that she and Shane are married, but she still believes that she did the right thing for her and baby Dominique. "Breakfast in bed? You're too sweet, Shane."

Shane sets the tray down on the bed, which has a red rose on it. "This is the least that I could do for my new wife," he tells her. "I am just glad that we are husband and wife. I have wanted this for so long."

"I know you have," Robin looks back at him. "I am just glad that Dominique will have this family unit now. She is the one that is most important."

"That is true," Shane tells her. "Just remember that you and I are important too."

Robin smiles back to him. "I will try, Shane. I really will."

Shane leans up and gives her a quick kiss on the lips. "That's all I'm asking for, Mrs. Glubbs."

The Black House, Helen & Dawn's Home

"Come on, Helen," Adam pleads with his ex-wife. "Just tell me what this plan is all about already? What the hell did you and Shane do?"

"I don't want you to hate me," Helen's lower lips quivers. "I never thought it go this far."

"What wouldn't go this far? Damnit Helen, you're talking in circles! What are you talking about?"

"It was me!" she cries back to him. "I gave Shane the idea to tell Robin he would sue for custody if she didn't move in with him! Don't you see? I gave him the idea that resulted in their marriage! We planned this so he could be with Robin and I could be with you! My God, Adam, I did this because I love you and want us to get back together!"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Adam unleashes his fury on Helen
- Meggan gets the DNA results back
- Andy confronts Nicholas

 
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