Episode 852
I'm Wrestling with Angels
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: September 01, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Jacob's Dream" Noah Reid

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Bryce saved Victoria from Frederick, who was about to perform a lobotomy on her. He took her to the Calimo cabin while Frederick called Vinny and told him they had a problem
- Meggan and Daisy planned to have a DNA test completed to see if Vinny was alive
- Felicia witnessed Abby and Dominick making love
- Cassie was arrested but continued to toy with the idea that she had a way out of jail
- Paige stopped Jacob and Max from fighting
- Will told Clayton not to run away when he has family in Madeline
- Andy confronted Clayton for kissing Nicholas
- Helen finally revealed the truth her and Shane's plan to Adam

The Black House; Helen & Dawn's Home

"I'm not sure I heard you correctly," a stunned Adam looks back at Helen as they stand in front of one another in the house that they lived in for years when they were married. Adam returned to Helen's house this morning to figure out what she was talking about when he overheard her leaving Shane a voicemail the previous day, where she mentioned that their plan worked. Adam was determined to find out what their plan was, and Helen just revealed that it was her idea that Shane tell Robin that he will sue for custody of baby Dominique unless she moved in with him because Helen was hoping to break up him and Robin. Adam can't believe that his ex-wife would go to such lengths to try to get him back and allow Shane to have a chance with Robin. "You told Shane to tell Robin he would sue for custody of Dominique because you're in love with me?"

Helen lets a tear fall down her cheek. For months, she has been holding on to this secret and it feels good to have it off her shoulders. Now, however, she can see that Adam is furious with her. Not that she can blame him, but she has to make him understand that she did this so they could be together.

"You have to understand Adam," she replies to him. "I love you, I always have. I…I just thought…"

"What? That you'd break Robin and I up? My God, Helen, you knew how worried Robin and Shane were when Dominique was born prematurely! And, you were a big part of the reason that the baby was in the ICU to begin with!"

"I know, I know," Helen turns her back to him. "I just thought if you and I could get back to what we had, you would realize that Robin was better off with Shane and you were meant to be with me."

"I can't believe that you felt like you could play God or something!" Adam yells at her. "Who are you, Helen? Because the woman standing in front of me isn't the woman I spent so many years with!"

"Please don't say that," Helen turns back to him as another tear falls down her cheek. "I am the same woman, Adam. I am the same woman that vowed to love you forever on our wedding day!"

Adam chuckles back to her. "If you loved me," Adam says back to her. "You would have wanted me to be happy; I was happy with Robin!"

"If you would just give us a chance…"

"No," Adam glares back at her. "We are over, Helen! And based on what you told me, I don't think I can even stomach to see you again."

"What are you saying?" Helen asks him in horror.

"You stay the hell away from me and out of my life, Helen," Adam glares back at her. "I never want to see you again, do you hear me! You're out of my life, forever!"

The Tower's, Floor Seven; Madeline's Condo

Madeline finishes putting her hair back into a ponytail and then moves into the living room of her condo to collect her personal belongings before she heads to the hospital. She is so grateful that she was able to get a position at TPGH because she plans to stay in Twin Peaks for the unforeseen future, especially if it means that she can reunite with Will. She just hopes that he will continue to be jealous of her and Jeff "dating".

She is about to leave the condo when she hears a knock on her front door. She quickly moves to the door and is stunned to see Clayton standing on the other side of the door.

"Clayton," she says to her brother. "This is a surprise. What brings you by?"

"It looks like you're about to leave? I can comeback another time?"

"No, please come in," Madeline tells him. "I have a few minutes before I have to go to the hospital. And, I heard through the grapevine that you're planning to leave town. So, I am glad that I am getting to see you before you go."

Clayton smiles back to her as he moves inside. "That's why I wanted to see you, actually," he admits to her. "I met your friend, Will, last night. And, he gave me some good advice."

Madeline arches her eyebrow back to him. "He did? I didn't realize you had met him."

"Yea, he came into the coffeehouse and knew who I was," Clayton tells her. "Obviously because I look like Reese."

"What did Will say to you?"

"He told me that I shouldn't be running away when I have family for the first time in my life," Clayton says back to her. "And, that has really stuck in my head."

"I am your family Clayton," Madeline looks back at him. "I want to get to know you, I want to get to know my brother that was taken away from me all those years ago."

"I want that too."

"Does that mean you'll stay in town?" Madeline asks him. "I know you don't have a stable place to stay, what if you stay here with me? I have an extra room and we could get to know each other. And when I say that, I mean I get to know Clayton, not the man who looks like Reese. What do you say?"

Clayton smiles back to her. "I say it's a deal, Madeline. Let's get to know each other, for real this time."

One Day House

Andy quickly moves up to Nicholas' office door at the One Day House. He barely slept the previous night because his mind was racing about the fact that he saw Nicholas and Clayton sharing a kiss. When he confronted Clayton, he admitted that it was a goodbye kiss because he is planning to leave town. Andy still can't believe that Nicholas, the man he believes to be his boyfriend, was kissing another man. He wants to understand what Nicholas was doing because it isn't sitting well with him.

"Morning Nicholas," Andy says as he moves into the office. "Do you have a minute to talk?"

"Of course," Nicholas stands up and looks back him. "You know that I always want to see you, I just hope we can start to move past this Clayton drama."

Andy uneasily chuckles back to him. "Funny you should say that," Andy tells him. "I actually stopped by to see you."

Nicholas looks back at him in surprise. "You did? You never came in to see me?"

"No, I didn't," Andy replies to him. "Because, when I got here, you and Clayton were together. In fact, you were kissing one another. So, Nicholas, care to explain why you were kissing the man that looks like my dead husband?"

Nicholas gulps back to him. "It was nothing," he quickly tells him. "He told me he was leaving town and he kissed me goodbye as a thank you for supporting him. That's all, and that's the truth."

"So, there's nothing going on between you two?"

"No, of course not," Nicholas tells him. "I mean, he kissed me before but, I swear to God, there's nothing going on."

"Wait, what?" Andy asks him in surprise. "That wasn't the first time you two kissed? How many times have you two kissed?"

Nicholas gulps heavily realizing his slip. "It was the second time, okay? But, Andy, nothing is going on. I am still in love with you. You have to believe me."

"If loving me means you are kissing other people, I'm not sure I want your love," Andy admits to him. "Because, this hurts like hell."

The Pampa Grill

"And, you're finally feeling like your old self again?" Leah asks Felicia as she sits with her brother and Tyler at the restaurant. After the family learned that Felicia's medication had been tampered with, they were worried about her. However, now that she has been back on her regular meds for a few weeks, she is feeling so much better.

"I am feeling better than ever before," Felicia admits to her children before she takes a sip of her coffee. "I am still trying to figure out who would have switched my medication."

Tyler uneasily looks back at her as he recalls how Natasha suggested that maybe it was Brett Victors; he wonders if it is possible that Brett was in Felicia's room instead of her thinking it was him. He doesn't want to share this theory with his mother yet; he wants to wait until he gets proof.

"Well, knowing Dad, he won't stop until he knows what happened," Tyler finally replies to his mother. "He will get the answers you need."

"I hope so," Felicia says back to him. "Speaking of your father, do you guys know if he is seeing anyone new?" she asks before she takes another sip of her coffee. She can't help but recall the previous night seeing Dominick and Abby having sex on the sofa in the living room of Dominick's townhouse. She is rattled that Dominick would sleep with such a younger woman, and so quickly after Eva's passing.

"Dad? Involved with another woman?" Leah asks in surprise. "No, I haven't heard anything like that. He is still grieving Eva; it is too soon for him to be involved."

"Where is this coming from Mom?" Tyler asks her. "Do you think Dad is involved with someone new?"

Felicia gulps back to them heavily. "I suspect he's involved with Abby Lawson," she stuns her children, who gasp back to her. Leah and Tyler look at one another in complete shock as they had no idea that anything was close to going on between Dominick and Abby. They immediately wonder where Felicia is getting this idea from. "And, I think that little tramp is only after Dominick for his money. But I'm not going to let her get her claws into Dominick. I will not let Abby ruin this family!"

The Calimo Cabin

The morning sun light creeps into the living room of the Calimo cabin. It is bright which causes Victoria to shut her eyes as soon as she opens them. The second time she opens her eyes, she is slightly more adjusted to the bright light.

She slowly sits up from the sofa that she was fast asleep on and looks around trying to figure out where she is. Suddenly, she realizes that she is at the Calimo cabin.

"The cabin?" she asks herself in confusion as she moves her hand to her head, which is throbbing in pain. "How did I get to here? The last thing I remember, I was at Raven's Meadow…and oh my God, Frederick, he's alive!"

Before she can say anything else to herself, the door from the kitchen opens and Bryce appears. "Good morning, I am glad that you're awake, I was getting worried you'd have a concussion."

"You…" Victoria moves back up against the sofa. "You're the one that knocked me out? Stay the hell away from me Bryce!"

"I did," he tells her. "But I then saved you. I got you out of Raven's Meadow. Frederick, he wanted to silence you because you saw him alive. But I couldn't let him hurt you. I couldn't Victoria."

Victoria looks back at him and wonders if she should trust him. "Why did you knock me out in the first place?"

Bryce shrugs back to her. "I was scared," he admits to her. "Frederick is a very powerful, dangerous man and he was my boss. I just reacted. As soon as I did it, I felt bad and realized what I did was wrong. That's why I protected you."

"What was Frederick going to do to me?" a shaken Victoria asks him.

"Does that matter?"

"Yes," Victoria nods back to him. "What was he going to do?"

Bryce moves closer to her. "He…he was going to give you a lobotomy," he reveals to her as she gasps in horror. "But I knocked him out and got you out of there. I drove until I saw this cabin on the side of the road. I let you sleep and covered with you the blanket. I couldn't let him hurt you, Victoria. I couldn't."

"Why did you help me?" she asks as tears fill her eyes.

"You know why," Bryce replies to her. "I love you, Victoria. I have since the moment I saw you. Because I am in love you, I saved you from Frederick."

"Thank you," she whispers back to him. "Thank you for saving me Bryce," she cries to him as he comes up to her and puts his arms around her. "I can't believe he wanted to give me a lobotomy. That is insane!"

"You're safe now," he tells her. "And, I'll make sure nothing bad happens to you now. You have my word."

Raven's Meadow

"I'm sorry that I didn't come until this morning," Vinny announces to Frederick as he moves into the office at Raven's Meadow. Vinny recalls how after he and Daisy made love the previous night, he got an urgent call from Frederick telling him that they had a problem regarding Bryce. Because it was so late at the time, Vinny told Frederick he would show up at the hospital first thing in the morning. "What is going on with Bryce?"

"I'll tell you what happened with Bryce," a furious Frederick replies to him as he pours himself a cup of coffee. "That son of a bitch knocked me out cold and took off last night."

"What?" Vinny asks shocked. "Why would he do that?"

"It is a long story," Frederick replies to him. "Needless to say, Victoria Franky stormed into my office and saw me alive. So, I had to silence her."

"What did you do to Victoria?" Vinny asks him quickly. "The plan was to make her believe she had split again! Couldn't we just say that it was all in her head?"

"No," Frederick shakes his head back to him. "Bryce had just finished telling me that Victoria was healthy as a horse; the medication wasn't working."

"How the hell is that possible?"

Frederick arches his eyebrow. "Somehow, she must have got wind of the plan," Frederick tells him. "I searched her room this morning; all of her pills were under her pillow. She hadn't been taking her medication for weeks."

"Damn it," Vinny yells in frustration.

"So, I came up with a new plan," Frederick reveals to him. "I was going to give the little bitch a lobotomy."

"My God," Vinny gasps back to him.

"But, before I could perform the operation, Bryce knocked me out and took off with Victoria."

"So, Bryce saved Victoria?" Vinny asks as Frederick nods his head back to him. "Why would he do that? Why did Bryce turn his back on us and the plan?"

"I wish I knew," Frederick replies to him. "But we have to find the son of a bitch. We have to make sure that Victoria and Bryce never reveal that I am alive because otherwise all hell will completely break loose."

MW Investigations

"Morning," Daisy says as she rushes into Meggan's office at her private investigator office. "I got here as soon as I could."

"Thanks for coming," Meggan stands up from behind her desk and closes her office door. "I know you were eager to find out about the DNA test results."

Daisy gulps heavily as she recalls how she stole a toothbrush from Brett's washroom and gave it to her half-sister so they could do a DNA test to see if Vinny has been posing as Brett for over a year. The previous night, Brett was asking her a lot of questions about it, so she seduced him to keep his mind off the missing toothbrush. She can't believe she went that far but she didn't see any other choice.

"Please tell me you have the results," Daisy replies to her. "I don't know how much longer I can wait."

"I have them right here," Meggan holds up an envelope that she picks up from her desk. "This will confirm if Vinny is alive."

"Well?" Daisy looks back at her quickly. "What are you waiting for? Open it? Let's find out the truth."

Meggan looks back at Daisy before she opens the envelope. She gasps when she reads it and feels the blood drain from her face. She drops the results and covers her mouth in shock. "My God."

"What is it?" Daisy asks her quickly.

"It's true," Meggan locks eyes with her. "Vinny is alive. The DNA proves it; he's been posing as Brett all this time."

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"I am sorry about the fight I had earlier with Jacob," Max tells Paige as he opens the door to the studio at Robertson Enterprises and lets her move inside. He recalls how he and Paige were having breakfast together earlier at the restaurant when Jacob approached them; the two men, once again, had heated words until Paige interjected and demanded that they stop. Jacob ended up announcing that he had somewhere to be and Max offered to drive Paige to work. "We just rub each other the wrong way, I guess."

"I know and I get that," Paige tells him as she moves some hair behind her ear. "I just wish that the two of you could try to get along. This constant fighting is not going to solve anything."

"I know," Max sighs back to her. "He just always knows the things to say to get under my skin. And, I guess that I do the same for him."

"Where do you think he ran off too?" Paige asks him. "I would have assumed that he was going to come to the office with me."

Max shrugs back to her. "I have no idea," he admits to her. "And, I don't care. I just hope that he's not doing something he'll regret. The fact is, the thought of my Mom being back in town has really set something off with Jacob."

"You don't think he went to see her, do you?"

Max looks back at her and gulps heavily. "I sure to God hope not," Max says back to her. "The last thing that my mother needs, is to see Jacob."

Twin Peaks Police Station

Jacob waits in the visitor's room at the police station. After his fight with Max at the Pampa Grill earlier in the day, he realized that he needed to come see his former fiancé; he wants to confront Cassie and tell her that she is finally going to get everything that she has coming to her.

"You will pay for what you have done to me, Paige and everyone else," he whispers to himself.

He looks up when another door opens, and Cassie appears with a guard behind her. Cassie immediately looks at Jacob and feels her heart warm. Despite everything that has happened, she can't deny that she still has very strong feelings for the younger man. And, she knows that with her news, he will have no choice but to feel the same way about her.

"Jacob, you came to see me?" Cassie asks him as she sits across from him. "You look…good."

"Save it," Jacob quickly tells Cassie. "I'm not here to hear you try to get back into my good graces, Cassie. In case you forgotten, the last time you saw me, you left me tied up in a garbage with a car running. You tried to kill me and Paige, you're a fucking psycho!"

"I know what I did," Cassie nods back to him. "And, I am so sorry about that. I had a mental snap, I can admit that. But I've gotten help, Jacob. I'm better now, you have to believe me."

"I don't believe you," Jacob sneers back to her. "You're still the same sick, twisted woman that you always have been."

Cassie chuckles back to him. "You will realize that I have changed, Jacob," Cassie purses her lips together. "Once you drop the charges against me, you will see that I am a new woman."

Jacob breaks out into laughter at her suggestion. "Drop the charges?" Jacob asks her as he continues to laugh at her. "I will never drop the charges against you! You will pay for trying to kill Paige and I, mark my words."

"Very well," Cassie looks back at him. "But, if you don't drop the charges against me, you will never see your son, Jacob."

Jacob looks back at her in shock. "That's right," Cassie smiles back to him. "I gave birth to your baby, Jacob. And, if you make me go to jail, I will make sure you never see your son. So, the choice is yours: send me away and never see your son; or drop the charges and you can meet your child."

Next on One Day at a Time
- Cheresa gives Chris an update
- Felicia confronts Abby about Dominick
- Adam sees Robin and Shane together and realizes he's too late

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