Episode 857
Stuck in my Mind
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: September 15, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Alice" Lady Gaga

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Frederick and Vinny continued to worry about finding a missing Bryce and Victoria. Meanwhile at the cabin, Bryce admitted to a stunned Victoria that she never split again
- Daisy told Andrew, Tyler & Meggan that she wanted to go to Simona with the news that Vinny is alive
- Donovan overheard Lukas and Jasper kissing on Olly's baby monitor
- Cheresa got another creepy fan letter, unaware Robbie was behind it
- Robin married Shane and ignored Adam's calls, unaware he knew that Shane plotted with Helen to split them up

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

Donovan's mind is racing a in a million different directions. He returned home from the office for a lunch break and heard voices in the living room; he realized that they were coming from Olly's baby monitor. He put his hear to the speaker and was stunned to hear Lukas and Jasper talking about how they shared a kiss; within second, they were kissing again.

Gutted, Donovan shut the monitor off. He can't believe that his husband is cheating on him, again. After everything that went down with Lukas and Craig, Donovan truly believed that Lukas had changed. Now, he realizes that his husband is sleeping with their nanny.

"I have to get out of here," Donovan runs his hand through his hair. "I need to get away from Lukas, but I can't leave Olly here. I can't leave my son with a man that is sleeping around on me."

He moves up to the small crib in the corner of the living room and sees Olly, fast asleep. "Come on buddy," Donovan says as tears fill his eyes. "We are going for a little drive, okay?"

The Glubbs Home; Shane & Robin's Home

Shane opens the door to his home that he shares with Robin and his daughter and moves inside. He is reeling from his meeting that he just had with Natasha and Jacob, where his son admitted that he visited Cassie in jail, and she revealed that she gave birth to Jacob's son. She gave him an ultimatum: drop the charges against her or Jacob would never see his son. Shane is still wondering if Cassie is lying about having a child; he just has no way of ever knowing if it is true or not.

"Robin?" he calls out as he drops his keys down on a small table and looks around for his wife. He would like nothing more than to have some quality time with Robin and their daughter. "Are you home?"

He moves to the stairs and walks up to the second level of his home. "Robin, are you here?" he calls out again as he moves up to the master bedroom. He moves inside the room and sees Robin, napping in the bed.

He smiles at the sight of her resting, but he soon freezes and feels the blood drain from his face. "Adam," she mumbles in her sleep. "Adam … love you…" she continues to mumble, as Shane looks on in horror.

Adam's Townhouse

"Hang on, I'm coming," Adam huffs as he moves to the front door of his townhouse as someone is repeatedly banging on this front door. He has no idea what the urgency is, but he intends to tell whomever it is to calm down. "Helen, what the hell is wrong with you?"

Helen looks back at her ex-husband and pushes her way into the townhouse. "We have to talk," she tells him. "I don't like how we've left things."

Adam uneasily chuckles back to her. "I think I've made my feelings perfectly clear about how I feel about you, Helen."

Helen looks back at him with desperation. She knows that her scheming with Shane to break up him and Robin was wrong, but she needs him to understand why she did what she did. "I'm not leaving here until you hear me out."

"Fine," Adam rolls his eyes. "I'll give you five minutes; start talking."

Helen looks back at him, relieved that he is giving her chance. "You know that I have always loved you," Helen tells him. "For crying out loud, it was me who cured you of your impotence, Adam! I just thought that if Robin wasn't in your life, we could put our family back together! I was thinking of my own needs and, to be honest, the needs of Dawn! She has always wanted her family back together. I am sorry that I hurt you, but I won't apologize for loving you and trying to save my family!"

"Are you finished now?" Adam yells at her, frustrated with her excuses. "You lied to me and you tried to take Robin's daughter away from her, after you were responsible for sending her into premature labour, Helen! You can't sweet talk your way out of this."

"Please," a tear falls down Helen's cheek.

"Your five minutes are up," Adam yells at her as he opens the door. "Get out, Helen! I have nothing more to say to you."

Defeated Helen slowly moves to the door but pauses and looks back at Adam. "I'll go, Adam," she continues to have tears in her eyes. "But I won't stop loving you. I never have, and I never will."

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

"Did your Dad get a job yet?" Dawn asks Cheresa as they sit on the sofa in the lavish living room of the Lawson estate. Dawn knows that after the truth about Abby, not Greg, killing Brooke came out, the family was forced to pay millions in unpaid IRS taxes that Brooke left unpaid. The result meant that the family was left, practically broke, which is why Greg thought he should get a new job.

"Yea, he is working at general hospital now," Cheresa tells her. "He seems happy with it but I think he is still trying to get over everything that happened. You know, it is easy to forget that he lost a grandchild with Sonny, his son and his wife; he's been through so much."

"It's good that you're here for him," Dawn replies to her girlfriend. "Even though they are getting closer to Chris and Trenyce, Greg is still your Dad."

"Yea, it's a complicated situation," Cheresa admits to her. "The Lawsons are my family and they always will be but I am glad to have my biological parents in my life too."

"The way I see it, the more people we have in our corners, the better off we are," Dawn tells her. "And, you know that I am in your corner, right?"

"I do," Cheresa smiles back to her. "And, I am in yours."

"Since we are home alone," Dawn winks back to her before she leans in and kisses her. "How about we go upstairs?"

"I'd love that," Cheresa kisses her back before they rise from the sofa and rush off, giggling as they do.

The Pier

Robbie slowly walks down the pier as he tries to stay warm from the chilly wind that is coming in off the river. He is wearing a heavier jacket and sunglasses, as he is trying to ensure no one recognizes him while he is walking on the pier.

Within a few minutes, he is approaching Tara, who is sitting on a bench that looks out at the river. He recalls how he got a phone call from her where she demanded more money from him to continue their plan to ruin Cheresa's campaign at Robertson Enterprises. Robbie has ensured both Natasha and Kim that he isn't up to anything, but he can't let Tyler and the rest of the team at Robertson Enterprises get away with stealing Cheresa from Roboto. In his mind, he is only doing what he has to.

"I got your money," Robbie says as he arrives at the bench where Tara is sitting. "Now, this has to be the last payment until the next phase of our plan kicks into high gear, understood?"

Tara stands up and grabs the envelop of money from Robbie's hand. She peers inside and sees a large stack of bills inside.

"This is great," Tara looks back at him. "I am ready to take the plan into the next phase as soon as you are. Writing these letters to Cheresa is far too easy. We can kick it into high gear whenever you're ready."

Robbie nods back to her. "That's good to hear," he whispers back to her. "I just have to make sure the timing is right; I have to play my cards right to ensure no one can trace this back to me, and you."

"Make sure this can't be traced back to me," Tara warns him. "I won't be punished for anything, Robbie. Do whatever it is that you have to do, just make sure we are in the clear."

"That is my plan," he nods back to her. "We'll be in touch. And Tara," he looks back at her quickly. "I meant what I said, this is the last payment."

The Calimo Cabin

"Oh, it is colder out here than I thought," Victoria tells Bryce as they walk around outside the Calimo cabin. They were inside earlier talking when Bryce suggested that they go for a walk, which Victoria agreed too because she had been inside for so long. She, also, wants to continue to talk with him because earlier he admitted that he knew that she never split, so she put herself in Raven's Meadow for no reason.

"You can definitely tell that fall is in the air, that is for sure," Bryce looks back at her. "Do you want to go back inside? I can light another fire if you're cold?"

"In a little while," Victoria replies to him. "To be honest, it is nice to have some fresh air. I was in the hospital for so long, my lungs missed that fresh air."

"That's fair."

"You know," Victoria stops and looks at him. "You never did tell me why you told me that I split when I hadn't? You told me that Brandy was back and that is why I checked myself into Raven's Meadow. I wouldn't have done that if I hadn't thought I split, Bryce."

"I know, I know," he admits back to her. "I am sorry that I told you that, Victoria. I really am."

"Okay, you're sorry," she replies to him quickly. "That still doesn't answer my question: why did you tell me Brandy was back when she wasn't?"

Bryce sighs heavily and knows that the reason he told Victoria she had split again was because Vinny was trying to exact revenge on her for exposing him the previous year when he was holding Daisy and Brett hostage; because Bryce's boss was Frederick, and Vinny knew that Frederick is alive, Vinny was able to blackmail him into helping him. Bryce, however, realized that he was starting to have feelings for Victoria, and therefore he helped her escape from the hospital.

"Let's just say," he finally responds to her. "That I am not the good guy that everyone thinks I am. I have done some bad things, and I am now paying for them."

Twin Peaks Police Station

Daisy slowly moves towards Simona's office at the police station. When she arrives outside the office door, she takes a deep breath as she prepares to move inside. She recalls how when she and Meggan told Tyler and Andrew that Vinny is alive, they agreed not to go to the police right away, however Daisy has to tell Simona the truth. She hasn't been able to stop thinking about how Vinny reacted the last time his plan was exposed; he blew up his mansion while he, Meggan, Brett, Daisy and Victoria were all inside. As a result, Brett died. She still can't believe that Vinny has been posing as his dead brother for over a year; this is exactly why she has to tell Simona the truth.

She finally gets the courage to open the detective's door and moves inside. Simona looks up from her desk and sees Daisy. "Daisy, this is a surprise, what brings you by today?"

Daisy closes the door behind herself and then looks at Simona. "I…I have to tell you something," Daisy admits to her. "I recently discovered something that will change everything."

Simona arches her eyebrow back to her. "You have my attention; what is going on?"

"Vinny Victors," Daisy looks back at her. "He is alive. The man that held me hostage for close to a year is alive and well."

"How can you be sure of this?"

"I stole one of 'Brett's' toothbrushes and had a DNA test completed," Daisy reveals to her. "The test confirmed that Vinny that has been posing as Brett since the explosions at the mansion last year."

"My God," Simona gasps back to her. "But we had a DNA test run last year?"

Daisy shrugs back to her. "Somehow, he must have tampered with the outcome. He's dangerous, detective, and considering his history with me…"

"I understand completely," Simona responds to her before she picks up her. "It's Lopez; I need a APB out on Vinny Victors right now. He might be going by the name Brett Victors; he is to be concerned armed and extremely dangerous."

Daisy listens as Simona instructs further on the phone while she hopes that she has done the right thing.

Raven's Meadow

"We need to get some answers about where Bryce and Victoria are!" Frederick tells Vinny as he stands up from behind his desk at Raven's Meadow and looks at his partner in crime, who is looking at his phone. Frederick continues to be worried that if Bryce or Victoria reveal that he is alive, all hell will break loose. The last thing he needs is for his secret to be exposed; it would ruin too many other plans that he has in his mind.

"I am beginning to think that they are going to lay low," Vinny looks up from his phone and at Frederick. "I mean, they've been gone for a few days now, surely if they were going to expose us, they would have by now."

"I suppose that is true," Frederick sighs back to him. "I am just worried that they will ruin everything that we have worked so hard at."

Suddenly, Vinny's phone chimes. He looks down and feels the blood drain from his face. "What is it? What's happened now?"

Vinny shows him the screen, which is a police alert with his APB on it. "Someone knows that I'm alive," he tells Frederick. "They know that I have been posing as Brett all this time."

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

The kiss between Jasper and Lukas intensifies as they stand in the study of the mansion. Lukas finally parts ways from Jasper and looks back at him with lust in his eyes.

"What the hell are we doing?" Lukas runs his hands through his hair. "I am married."

"We've established that," Jasper chuckles back to him. "You're obviously missing something with Donovan, otherwise you wouldn't have kissed me that way."

Lukas shakes his head back to him. "We are…we are fighting right now but I love my husband."

"Take your frustration out on me," Jasper moves up to him and tries to kiss him again.

"I can't Jasper," Lukas looks back at him. "I'm sorry, but I can't do this."

Jasper sighs as he watches Lukas rush out of the room away from him. He shakes his head, wishing that he and Lukas could have continued and had sex with each other.

Donovan's SUV

Donovan looks forward on the road, his mind still racing about the fact that he heard Lukas and Jasper kissing. He can't believe that his husband is cheating on him, again. He thought they put all of the behind him after the drama with Craig, but here they are once again in this situation.

Suddenly, Olly starts crying in the backseat of the SUV. "Hey buddy, don't worry, okay?" Donovan looks in the review mirror and tries to calm his son down. "We will be together and nothing bad will happen, okay? I promise you that. I will make sure nothing bad happens to you."

Donovan turns around to put Olly's pacifier in his mouth. While he takes his eyes off the road, he doesn't realize that he drives off the road! He turns around quickly and tries to regain control of the vehicle.

"Damnit," he yells out as he tries to turn the SUV around. Suddenly, however, Donovan sees a tree in front of him and the vehicle plows into the tree!

Smoke slowly starts to come from the engine as Donovan lays unconscious inside the vehicle, while Olly continues to cry from the backseat.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Will Donovan and Olly be okay?
- Cheresa is in for a surprise
- Jacob makes a decision

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