You Knock Me Down
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: October 02, 2022
Theme song: "Preacher" Years & Years
Cheresa slowly opens her eyes but quickly closes them again as she tries to regain consciousness. The last thing she remembers was being at Trenyce's house, where she saw her mother in a lip lock with Andrew. She confronted her friend about kissing his mother but after that, everything went black. She struggles to open her eyes, but she finally does and knows where she is.
Immediately, she feels panic set into herself as she realizes that she is tied to a chair and she has a gag in her mouth. She tries to scream but because she is gaged, her voice is muffled. She finally calms herself down and looks around her surrounding, immediately realizing where she is.
"I am at the Lawson storage locker," Cheresa thinks to herself as she can see some belongings of hers that she hasn't seen in a long time. She thought, however, that the locker had been closed because it turned into a police investigation site after Brooke was revealed to be the Rose Peddle killer. "Why am I here?" she asks herself, as she struggles to get free from the chair. "What the hell is going on?"
Suddenly, the door to the storage locker opens and Tara appears. Tara looks over at Cheresa and smiles. "Oh good, you're awake. I bet you're wondering why you're here, but that will be explained in good time," Tara says as she moves up to Cheresa. "I just got back from moving your car from your mother's house. I couldn't just leave it there, but don't worry, no one saw me. Not a single soul. No one knows you're here, and I intend to keep it that way."
Cheresa tries to speak back to her but she is muffled. "You're thirsty?" Tara asks her as she grabs a water bottle. "I'll give you some water, but if you scream, I will kill you, understand me?"
Cheresa nods back to her as Tara moves up and to remove her gag. Cheresa drinks a lot of the water as she is parched. When she swallows she looks back at Tara. "Why are you doing this to me? What is going on here? Please, tell me, why did you kidnap me?"
Twin Peaks General Hospital
Dawn looks at her phone and sighs heavily. She had sent Cheresa a text at the start of her shift at the hospital and hasn't heard back from her, which is very unlike her girlfriend. Dawn can't help but wonder if something more is going on; it's not like Cheresa to have not respond to her. Even if she is busy, Cheresa always finds a way to respond to her.
"Dawn, is everything okay? You're staring at your phone like you're hoping it will ring," Greg says as he moves up to the nurse's station and sees his daughter's girlfriend looking at her phone. "You know, you can call someone too?"
Dawn chuckles back to him. "It's just really weird," she looks back at Greg. "I texted Cheresa when I started my shift and I haven't heard back from her."
"Maybe she got caught up in work at Robertson Enterprises?" Greg suggests back to her. "You know her campaign has been wildly successful."
"Yea, maybe," Dawn nods back to him. "It's just weird; usually she's very prompt to respond to me."
Greg looks at her and can tell that Dawn is worried about his daughter. He pulls his phone out of his pocket and looks at the screen. "Well, I haven't heard form her either but I how about I try calling her?"
Greg dials Cheresa's number but looks back at Dawn when it goes directly to voicemail. "Voicemail," he whispers to Dawn as he listens to Cheresa's greeting. "Cheresa, it's your father. Please give me a call when you get this, okay? I love you."
Dawn looks at Greg as he hangs up his phone. "I don't like this Mr. Lawson," Dawn admits to him. "I have a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that something is wrong. And, I don't think it will go away until I hear from Cheresa."
Nicholas types into his computer as he is working some overtime because Cory has been away on a mini-personal leave to support Leah; in his absence, the work load has become a lot for Nicholas to handle on his own, but he is trying the best he can. As he continues to try to focus on the work load in front of him, he can't help but think back to how Andy ended their relationship after he learned that Clayton and Nicholas shared more than one kiss. He wishes that Andy would understand that absolutely nothing is going on between him and Clayton; he thinks of Clayton as a friend, nothing more.
He looks up when he hears a faint knock on his office door. He uneasily smiles when he sees Clayton standing there, with a coffee for him from the Sugarbowl.
"Hey," Clayton says moving into the office. "I just ended a shift at the coffeehouse and thought you might want a coffee?"
"Thanks, you're a life saver," Nicholas stands up and moves closer to him. "I am swamped in work today, so this will come in handy for sure. I am surprised to see you though? The last time we saw one another, you indicated that you were leaving town. What changed?"
Clayton smiles back to him as he recalls how he met Will, who told him that he shouldn't throw away the only family he had in Madeline, since he has been alone for so long. "Let's just say, I met one of Madeline's friends and he convinced me to stay. I'm actually living with my sister now and we are going to put our best foot forward to try to have a relationship."
"That's amazing to hear," Nicholas smiles back to him, not wanting Clayton to know that Andy already gave him the details of him staying in town. The last thing he wants is to create more conflict between Clayton and Andy. "I am glad that you and Madeline are doing this together."
"Me too," Clayton nods back to him. "I am feeling lucky to have found my sister. And, I hope this means that we can become better friends now, Nicholas? I've really grown to like our interactions."
Nicholas smiles back to him. "You're sweet," he replies to him. "And to be honest, I have enjoyed them too. It is Andy that isn't so found of them."
Clayton arches his eyebrow back to him. "He saw us kissing," he reveals to Nicholas. "He confronted me when he saw me at the Pampa Grill the other day. I made his day by revealing I was leaving town."
Nicholas chuckles back to him. "Well, I got a similar tongue lashing from him. In fact, he ended our relationship."
"Really?" Clayton asks him in surprise. "I am sorry to hear that, but I guess it means that I don't have to apologize for kissing you anymore."
Nicholas uneasily chuckles back to him again. "I'm not sure "
But before Nicholas can continue, Clayton comes up and kisses him on his lips. Nicholas responds to the kiss before they part ways.
"See, I am very sure about that," Clayton winks back to him, leaving Nicholas feeling like he has butterflies in his stomach.
Richardson Estate; Meggan, Lukas & Donovan's Home
"Are you absolutely sure that Donovan is okay?" a concerned Jasper asks Lukas as he moves into the living room of the lavish mansion. He just finished putting baby Olly to sleep after Lukas got home from the hospital, where he was visiting his husband, who was in a car accident. Jasper knows that at the time of the accident, he and Lukas were likely upstairs sharing another passionate kiss and were close to having sex. He knows that he has been pursuing Lukas, who has shown interest but he never thought that Donovan would be physically hurt.
"The doctor claims that he should be okay," Lukas replies to him as he breathes a sigh of relief. "He wants to run more tests but so far, he is in the clear."
"Thank God," Jasper moves up to him. "I know what we were doing when Donovan was in the accident, I hope you know that I am sorry."
Lukas looks back at him with intent. "Don't apologize, Jasper. We were both kissing one another. We are both to blame."
Jasper uneasily nods back to him. "I guess this puts it into perspective, huh? We really can't have an affair."
"I love my husband," Lukas replies to him. "I have to stop thinking with my lower head, Jasper."
Jasper chuckles back to him. "Yea, me too. Sorry, it won't happen again."
"Okay, we can agree on that," Lukas nods back to him. "How was Olly going to sleep? I am so glad he wasn't hurt in the crash."
"He was a bit fussy but he was exhausted," Jasper notes back to him. "I should turn his baby monitor on incase he starts to cry."
Jasper moves over to the counter where the baby monitor is resting. He looks at it and quickly over at Lukas. "Lukas," he says as Lukas turns to face him. "It's turned on."
"So? What are you getting at?"
"The other monitor was in the study," Jasper reveals to him. "If Donovan was in this room, he might have heard us " he continues as the blood drains from Lukas' face. "Your husband might have heard us kissing."
Peaks General Hospital
Donovan lays in his hospital bed as he tries to rack his brain about what happened leading up to him crashing his SUV. He normally considers himself a very good and safe driver, especially when Olly is in the vehicle with him. So, for him to have crashed his SUV, he can't help but wonder what happened to lead to the accident.
He looks over at his door when it opens and Greg appears. "How are you feeling?" the doctor asks his patient.
"Not bad," Donovan replies to him quickly. "I wish I could remember what happened, it's not like me to drive so carelessly."
"All in time," Greg moves up to him. "You hit your head pretty badly before your airbag went off. It is pretty common to have a little lack of memory after something an accident like that."
"I hope my memory comes back," Donovan replies to him. "I hate thinking that I put my son in danger."
"Just try not to stress about it, okay?" Greg tells him. "You won't heal as quickly if you're worried about that. Now, how else are you feeling? I ran some tests but I haven't gotten the results back."
"I mean, I'm fine, I guess."
"You can wiggle your fingers and your toes?" Greg chuckles to him.
Donovan starts wiggling his fingers but then freezes and looks back at Greg. "Wait," he says with urgency. "I I can't feel my legs. I can't wiggle my toes," Donovan tells him as Greg looks back at him in surprise. "Why? What's going on? Why can't I feel my legs?"
"You look stressed, are you okay?" Daisy asks Meggan as she moves into her half-sisters office at the private investigator's firm.
Meggan looks up from her desk as she recalls her last conversation with Jeff, where he admitted that he and Madeline were pretending to date one another in hopes of making her jealous. Meggan can't believe that he would go that far but at least she knows the truth now. On top of that, she is also dealing with the fact that she and Daisy discovered that Vinny is alive and has been posing as Brett for a year.
"You can say that," she uneasily chuckles back to her. "Between this Vinny situation and my personal life, I have a lot going on."
"Is there anything you want to talk about?"
"No, no," Meggan shakes her head back to Daisy. "What brings you by? Has something happened on the Vinny front?'
Daisy uneasily nods back to her. "I went to Simona and told her about Vinny being alive," Daisy reveals to her. "I know we all agreed not to, but he is dangerous, I had to do it."
Meggan looks back at her in surprise. "And? What did Simona do?"
"She put out an APB on him," Daisy reveals to her. "Which means, he might have heard about this by now."
"Right," Meggan sighs back to her. "So, he likely knows that we are on to him. He could become even more dangerous now, Daisy."
"I know," Daisy tells her as she looks back at her sister. "And that scares me to my very core."
Before Meggan can reply, Daisy puts her hand out on to Meggan's desk to stop herself from collapsing.
"Daisy? What is it, what's wrong?" a worried Meggan comes up to her.
"I'm fine," Daisy shakes her head back to him. "I guess with everything going on, I just forgot to eat today, so I'm feeling faint. I'll be okay once I have some lunch."
"Okay, please take care of yourself, okay?" Meggan looks at her. "The last thing I need is for you to be under the weather."
"Thanks for letting me crash here," Vinny announces to Frederick as he moves into the main office at the hospital and sees the doctor sitting behind his desk. Vinny knows that after he learned that there was an APB out on him, he ended up agreeing to stay at the hospital because he knows that if he leaves, he could be arrested.
"Of course," Frederick stands up and moves to the bar in the office. "Here, have a cup of coffee. It might help you think of a way out of this situation."
"I haven't been able to think of anything else other than where Bryce and Victoria could have gone," Vinny admits to him as he accepts the coffee. "And, of course that damn APB."
"Have you come up with anything concrete about the whereabouts of our nurse friend?" Frederick asks him with intent. He knows that they are desperate to locate Bryce because if he spills the beans about Frederick being alive and Vinny's secrets, they will be in hotter water than they already are.
"I think I have," Vinny takes a sip of his coffee. "I think I know exactly where Bryce took Victoria."
Frederick looks back at him in surprise. "Well, don't keep me in suspense, where do you think they are?"
"Last night before bed, I was looking at a map of the surrounding areas of the hospital," Vinny reveals to him quickly. "And, on the way back to Twin Peaks, there is a cabin that belongs to one of the wealthiest families in the city, the Calimo's."
"Right, Bob passed away a couple of years ago," Frederick nods back to him.
"Anyways, not may people go there, or at least not often. If Bryce saw it driving back, he could have taken Victoria there. It would be the perfect place for her to rest and get better."
"Interesting," Frederick moves back to his desk and opens the top drawer. He pulls out a hand gun and reveals it to Vinny. "Take this, Vinny. Go to the cabin and see if Bryce and Victoria are there, and if they are, you know exactly what to do."
Victoria finishes putting her long hair into a pony tail before she moves up to the fireplace and starts to warm her hands on the flames. As looks at the fire, she can't help but think about the fact that Bryce admitted to her that she never split; she has questioned him about how he knew this, but, thus far, he hasn't say anything. She still wants to know, exactly, what he knows about her health and why he would have lied to her.
"Hey, I made some lunch if you're hungry," Bryce announces as he opens the side door from the kitchen and peers into the living room. "Vic, are you okay?"
Victoria looks back at him and smiles to him. "I was just deep in thought, I guess."
"Let me guess," Bryce uneasily chuckles to her as he moves up to her. "You're thinking about "
"The fact that you told me I split when I hadn't?" she finishes his sentence for him. "Yea, it's hard for me to think of anything else, to be honest. I know you have said you haven't been ready to talk about it, Bryce, but let me ask you this: why the hell should I trust you when you lied to me about something so important like that?"
Bryce moves closer to her; he still hates that he got pulled into Frederick and Vinny's wicked schemes, but he can't go back and change it. But, he also knows that if he tells Victoria the truth, then everything will change as he knows a lot of secrets from both men.
"It's a long story," Bryce finally replies to her. "Needless to say, as soon as I got to know you, Victoria, I started to develop these feelings that I have for you; it's why I saved you from Frederick! I fell in love with you."
Victoria shakes her head back to him in disgust. "If you loved me, Bryce, you wouldn't have to told me I split when I hadn't. That's beyond cruel, given my history."
"I know," Bryce nods back to her. "It wasn't my idea."
"Then whose idea was it?" Victoria continues to grill him. "Come on, Bryce! I deserve to know who would want me to think I split again! Tell me! Tell me right now!"
"Fine," Bryce calmly responds to her. "I'll tell you, I'll tell you everything."
Dockside Storage Units
"Please, answer me!" Cheresa pleads with Tara, as she remains tied to a chair in her family's storage locker. "Why did you kidnap me? Who are you? What do you want?"
Tara uneasily chuckles back to her. "All will be answered in good time," she tells her, as she puts the gag back over Cheresa's mouth, who once again tries to scream for help, but her voice is muffled from the gag.
Tara pats her head and smiles. "I'll be back shortly. Try not to make a mess of things while I'm gone, okay?"
Tara moves to the exit door on the side of the building. Once she is outside, she pulls her out phone and calls Robbie.
Robbie, meanwhile, is standing in the main office at Roboto with Natasha and Kim as they continue to work on a new campaign idea to complete with Era, the Robertson ad that features Cheresa.
"Excuse me ladies, I have to take this," Robbie says as he sees his phone buzzing. He moves into the hallway, as Natasha and Kim look at one another in surprise. "Tara, this isn't a good time."
"I've taken actions to move the plan into the next phase," Tara tells Robbie quickly. "You can thank me later."
"What do you mean? What the hell have you done?" Robbie asks in an urgent whisper. "Tara, answer me! What is going on?"
"I have Cheresa," Tara chuckles back to him. "If she thought getting creepy notes was scary, she won't know what hit her when I'm done with her."
Robbie feels the blood drain from his face as Natasha and Kim emerge in the hallway. "Robbie, what is it?" Kim asks her husband, noticing that something is wrong. "What's wrong? What is going on?"
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