Episode 861
Good at Crashing In
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released:

Episode Theme song: "Bad Friend" Rina Sawayama

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Cheresa saw Andrew and Trenyce kissing
- Abby learned that Frederick is Leah's father! Tyler, Felicia, Leah and Greg all warned her about getting involved with Dominick
- Donovan was horrified when he couldn't feel his legs
- Greg and Dawn worried when they couldn't get ahold of Cheresa, unaware that Tara had kidnapped her. Kim and Natasha overheard Robbie talking to Tara and demanded to know what was going on
- Shane heard Robin call out Adam's name in her sleep


Robbie feels the blood drain from his face when he hears the words leave Tara's mouth from the other end of their phone conversation.

"I have the girl," Tara tells Robbie, as she refers to Cheresa. Robbie knows that he hired Tara to help scare Cheresa into believing that modelling for Robertson Enterprises was a bad idea. He knew that he wanted to take his plan into the next phase, but he was thinking more like dead roses being sent to her. The last thing he thought was that Tara would kidnap her. Now, he is left wondering what is going to happen; he believe that Tara took matters into her own hands and kidnapped Cheresa. This is not what he had envisioned when he first hired Tara. "I can scare the living daylights out of her now."

"Uh, this, what are you talking about?" Robbie asks her quickly, as Natasha and Kim emerge from the main office at Roboto and into the hallway, where Robbie is standing. "This wasn't part of the plan! Not at all!"

"Just relax," Tara tells him, as she stands outside of the storage locker. "I know what I'm doing."

"Tara…" Robbie starts to reply as Kim moves around and faces her husband.

"Robbie, what is it? What's wrong?" she asks him, knowing that something is going on. "Hang up the phone!" Kim pleads with him.

Robbie does what she says and he hangs up the phone, leaving Tara confused on the other end. "I…I can explain."

"Explain what?" Natasha asks her brother, confused by what is happening. "Robbie, what is going on?"

"I…" Robbie puts his hand over his face, still trying to come to terms with what has happened. He realizes that he has to make this right. "I hired someone to scare Cheresa," he reveals to them. "I thought if I scared her, she would regret signing with Robertson and come to us."

"How did you scare her?" Kim asks her husband, shocked by his admission. "What did you do to her?"

"It was nothing," he tries to down play it. "I hired a woman to send Cheresa some creepy fan notes. I was going to step up my plan and, uh, send her dead flowers or something."

"This is unbelievable Robbie," Natasha comes up to him, furious by his admission. She had warned him about doing something to go against Tyler and Robertson Enterprises; the last thing she wanted was the two family's rivalry started again. "How could you do this? We pleaded with you to not do anything crazy!"

"I didn't do anything that bad," Robbie defends himself. "But…"

"But what?" Kim asks her husband quickly. "Who was that on the phone? What has happened?"

"It was the woman I hired," Robbie sighs back to him. "This has gotten out of control."

"Tell us what she has done now!" Natasha demands from her brother.

"She kidnapped Cheresa," Robbie admits to them as they gasp back out loud. "She took Cheresa and I have no idea what she is going to do to her or where she is."

"My God," Kim gasps back to her husband. "We have to figure out how we are going to get out of this. We have to make sure there is no blood shed, literally."

Robbie turns to see where Kim is heading. "Where are you going?"

"To figure out how the hell no one gets hurt in all of this," Kim tells him as she storms back into the office at Roboto, as Natasha and Robbie follow her. "And, to find Cheresa before this gets out! The last thing we need is for anyone to realize that Cheresa is missing!"

The Park

Abby slowly strolls through the park with a hot chocolate in her hand from the Sugarbowl. She is trying to come to terms with some news that she discovered: Frederick Richardson, Felicia's former doctor, is Leah's father, not Dominick. She discovered all of this by accident; she was put off by the fact that Felicia was trying to ruin her budding relationship with Dominick, so she took pictures of Felicia's file from when she was at Raven's Meadow. To her surprise, there was note from her doctor stating that he fathered one of her children. She was able to collected DNA from Tyler, Leah and Dominick and secretly had them tested; the results confirmed that Dominick and Leah have different DNA. In her mind, neither Dominick or Leah are aware of this. She doesn't even know if Felicia knows this; now she has to figure out what she is going to do with this information.

"Abigail," Dominick says as he moves up to his younger lover. "Fancy meeting you here. It's a bit chilly to be walking, isn't it?"

Abby uneasily smiles back to him. "That's why I have my hot chocolate," she winks back to him. "Honestly, I don't mind the crisp air. It helps give me time to think."

"I hope you're not second guessing our relationship?"

"Of course not," Abby smiles back to him. "I have really grown to enjoy your time together, Dominick. Despite, what everyone is saying."

Dominick chuckles back to her. "Yes, it seems like most people are not in favor of our union."

"What do you think, Dominick?"

"I think we should do whatever want to do," he replies to her. "I certainly don't want this to end. Like I told you before, you've made me feel alive again, Abby. I never thought I would feel this way again and now here I am. I don't want to lose this feeling, not now, not ever."

Abby gets tears in her eyes. "You know," she whispers back to him. "For so long, I was putting all my energy into a man that didn't even want me. I was so foolish, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have had my beautiful Sonny. So, being with you, and you wanting to be with me, it is so refreshing."

"You know that you deserve this treatment, don't you? You're a beautiful woman, Abigail."

"Thank you, Dominick."

"I know that you may think that this is crazy," he chuckles back to her. "But after everything I have been through this year, I am all about taking chances and living my life to the fullest."

"You lost your wife, I can completely understand why you would say that," Abby replies to him.

"Then, this might not come as a surprise to you," he tells her as he falls down to one knee, causing her to gasp. "As I just told you, I am loving how you are making me feel. I don't want that to change."

"Dominick, what are you doing?" Abby asks him as she gets tears in her eyes.

"I want you to become my wife," Dominick stuns her by opening a large black box and revealing an original Rockwell diamond inside. "Marry me, Abby. Let's prove everyone wrong about us."

A tear falls down Abby's cheek as she leans down and kisses Dominick on the lips. "I will marry you! Oh yes, I will be your wife!"

The Pampa Grill

"God, I need this glass of wine, it has been a day," Nicholas chuckles to Robin as they sit across from one another in the restaurant, as they are going to have dinner with one another. He can't help but think about how Clayton visited him earlier, told him that he was staying in town and then they shared a kiss. He has no idea what is going on, but he wants to forget his issues for now.

"You and me both," Robin chuckles back to her brother. "Dominique said to say hi to her favorite uncle, by the way."

"I'm sure she did," Nicholas winks baShaneck to her. "Give her a hug from me? How is married life treating you?"

Robin sighs back to him before she picks up her wine. "I mean, I guess it's fine," she tells him. "is great, he really is. He is a wonderful father to Dominique."

"But?" Nicholas asks her quickly. "There is something else you wanted to say, what is it?"

Robin looks back at him and knows that she is still struggling to get over the fact that she is not with Adam anymore. Despite everything, she does still love him, and that is not something that she will be able to get over easily.

"I can tell by the look on your face what you're going to say," Nicholas tells his sister. "It's Adam, isn't it?"

Robin nods back to him. "Despite everything," she whispers back to him. "I…I can't stop thinking about him. And Nicholas, I don't know if I ever will be able to stop thinking about Adam."

Adam's Townhouse

Adam rushes up to his front door of his home after he hears the doorbell ring. He opens the door and lets out a loud sigh when he sees Helen standing on the other side of the door. The last person he wants to see is his ex-wife; he has told her over and over again that he doesn't want to see her anymore because he can't believe that she conspired with Shane to break up him and Robin. He never believed that she would stoop to that level, but now that he knows that she has, she has become a completely different woman than the one he thought he knew.

"Helen," he looks at her. "What are you doing here? I think we have said everything there is to be said."

Helen looks back at him and is still desperate for him to forgive her. But she knows that she is not here for this reason. "This has nothing to do with our situation, Adam. I'm here for another reason."

"And that would be?"

"Dawn," Helen moves into the foyer of his home. "She needs us Adam, maybe now more than ever before."

Adam arches his eyebrow as he looks back at her. "What has happened? What's wrong with our daughter?"

"Dawn is fine," Helen replies to him. "But, I had a phone call with her earlier and she is very worried about Cheresa. Apparenty, no one has seen her heard from her in a few hours."

"What? Is she okay?"

"We don't know," Helen tells him quickly. "Dawn is a nervous wreck. I don't know what she will do if something bad has happened to Cheresa."

"Where is she?" Adam asks her. "We should be with Dawn?"

"That's why I'm here," Helen nods back to him. "She and Greg were going to go see Simona Lopez; we should be at home when she gets there. She will need us, Adam."

"Let's go," Adam agrees with her as he grabs his coat and keys and heads to the door, not even remembering his conflict with Helen. The only thing that is on his mind is Dawn and supporting her right now.

The Davenport House; Trenyce and Andrew's Home

Andrew looks over at Trenyce, who is putting up some Halloween decorations around the house and thinks back to a few hours earlier when they were talking and they ended up sharing another tender kiss. To his surprise, Cheresa admitted that she saw them and he tried to explain, but Cheresa was so upset that she ran off. Andrew hopes that Cheresa won't say anything to anyone because he and Trenyce still have to figure out, exactly, what is going on between the two of them. He can't deny that he is attracted to her, but he knows any sort of romance would be extremely complicated as Chris is still in love with Trenyce.

"These decorations look good," Andrew moves up to her and passes her another spider that she will hang on the window. "I wasn't sure you'd be up to giving out candy this year."

"It is still a few weeks away, so we will see," Trenyce replies to him. "But, Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays."

"Mine too," Andrew tells her. "Maybe this year I'll go as a zombie football player."

Trenyce chuckles back to him. "You said Cheresa was here earlier? How come she didn't come in and say hi?"

Andrew gulps back to her. "She just wanted to say hi," he tells her. "She had to get to Robertson, I guess. Besides, if she had come in when we were kissing…"

"I don't even want to think about that," Trenyce looks back at him. "We have to stop this, Andrew. We can't kiss anymore. I…I am still in love with Chris, and he told you that he loves me. So, that's how this should end. I'll have my baby and Chris and I will get back together."

Andrew uneasily nods back to her. "Is that what you want?"

"Of course it is," she forces a smile on her face. "What else would I want?"

Andrew locks eyes with her and licks his lips. "I think we both know the answer to that," he tells her. "But I respect your decision, Trey. I don't want to add conflict to our lives."

Before Trenyce can respond, Andrew's phone starts to ring. He moves over to the coffee table. "Dawn, hey, what's up?" Andrew says into his phone. "Wait, what? I just saw her earlier … I mean, I guess it's been a few hours now, why? … Okay, just try to stay calm, okay? And Dawn, keep me posted."

Andrew hangs up his phone while Trenyce looks at him with concern. "What was that all about? Dawn was upset?"

Andrew uneasily nods back to her. "You have to stay calm, okay? Think about the baby?"

"Why wouldn't I be calm? What's going on?"

"Dawn is worried about Cheresa," he reveals to her. "Apparently, she hasn't seen or her heard from all day."

"But you saw her today?"

"This morning, yea," Andrew nods back to her. "But then, she didn't show up at Robertson Enterprises for work; Dawn and Greg are going to talk to Simona Lopez about Cheresa missing."

"Missing?" Trenyce feels her heart start to race. "My little girl is…missing?"

Twin Peaks Police Station

"How did Andrew take the news?" Greg asks Dawn as they stand outside of Simona's office at the police station.

"As well as to be expected," a nervous Dawn replies to him. "I wanted to tell him since Trenyce is having a high risk pregnancy. Andrew might have been the last person to see Cheresa; he says she was at the Davenport house early this morning."

"So, that's a good sigh, right?" Greg sighs back to her. "At least someone has seen her today."

"Mr. Lawson," Simona opens the door and sees Greg and Dawn standing in the hallway. "Please tell me that this has nothing to do with your deceased wife being the serial killer?"

"No, it doesn't," Greg replies to her as he and Dawn move into the office. "This has to do with my daughter, Cheresa Lawson."

"Okay? How can I help?"

"We think that she is missing," Dawn quickly explains to the detective. "She hasn't been seen since early this morning; she missed a shift at Robertson Enterprises and she hasn't responded to any of my messages."

"Or any of mine," Greg continues to tell Simona. "We think that something bad might have happened to her."

"She was seen this morning?" Simona asks them as Dawn nods back to her. "I'm sorry, but I can't help you. Not yet anyways."

"Why the hell not?" Greg asks her, feeling his blood start to boil.

"Because, Cheresa isn't officially a missing person until she has been missing for 24 hours. At this point, it's only been, what? Five hours, at most," Simona explains to them.

"We are telling you that something has happened," Dawn glares back at her. "How can you not do something? If anything happens to Cheresa, this will be your fault!"

The Dockside Storage Units

Inside the Lawson storage locker, Cheresa remains tied to the chair with a gag in her mouth. She is still trying to rack her brain to think if she recognizes Tara from anywhere, but she is drawing a blank. She had thought that if she recognized Tara, it could explain why she has kidnapped her and tied her to a chair in the storage locker.

"Why she has kidnapped me isn't important right now," Cheresa tells herself in her head. "I have to figure out a way to get out of here."

She looks around the room until she sees a pair of scissors on a table that is on the other side of the storage locker.

"I need to get over there," she tells herself.

She tries to lift herself off the chair but she doesn't move. However, the chair jumps a little. She starts to try to jump the chair closer to the table where the scissors lay. She hops the chair a couple of times before the chair tips over! Cheresa falls to the ground with the chair and starts to cry in pain, even though no one can hear her sobs in the storage locker.

The Sugarbowl

Kim grabs the three coffee's, one being a decaf for her, and puts them in a tray. After Robbie's horrific admission, she came to the coffeehouse to get some fuel power for her, Natasha and her husband. She knows that they have to come up with a plan to make sure Cheresa is returned safely. The last thing she wants is for anything bad to happen to Cheresa because that would be on Robbie's head.

"Kim," Greg comes up to his friend. "How are you? I'm glad I ran into you."

Kim looks at her former lover and gulps heavily. She has no idea if he knows about Cheresa, but she has to make sure that she keeps quiet because she has to protect her husband.

"Greg, I'm sorry, I can't talk right now. We are about to have an important meeting at Roboto."

"Sorry, I won't keep you then," he sighs back to her. "It's just…I just left the police station and could use a friend."

"The police station? Did something else happen with the Rose Peddle killer case? I thought Brooke was the killer?"

"It has nothing to do with that nightmare," Greg looks back at her. "It's Cheresa; she's missing. Dawn and I went to see if we could file a missing person report."

"My God," Kim tries to act surprised. "What did the police say?"

"That we have to wait 24 hours before they can do anything," he admits to her. "Which is frustrating, because Dawn and I know htat something is wrong; Cheresa hasn't responded to us all day."

"I'm so sorry Greg," Kim comes up to him and hugs him. "I have faith that Cheresa will be fine, you keep positive thoughts, okay? And, if you need anything from me, I'm here for you."

"Thanks Kim, I'll keep you posted and I might call you if I need to talk."

Kim smiles at him before she leaves her friend in the coffeehouse. Once she is outside, she takes a deep breath. "We have to get Cheresa back before the police get involved," she tells herself. "We have to make sure nothing happens to Greg's daughter."

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