Episode 872
Cut Me Loose
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 09, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Plastic Doll" Lady Gaga

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Trenyce worried Chris knew about her kiss with Andrew and had a panic attack, which caused her water to break!
- Daisy and Meggan worried about Frederick being alive meant for them
- Jasper agreed to keep his affair with Lukas quiet from Donovan
- Cheresa revealed to Greg and Dawn she wouldn't model again after her kidnapping ordeal
- Leah wondered if Frederick being alive meant she could find her long lost child
- Andy and Clayton had sex
- Kim suffered a miscarriage

The Davenport House; Trenyce & Andrew's Home

"You can't be serious?" a startled Chris asks Trenyce, who is sitting on the sofa in her living room. She just suffered another panic attack, which has seemingly caused her water to break. Chris is worried about her going into labor right now as the power is still out in his area; the only light they have is the flashlight on his mobile. "Your water just broke?"

Trenyce takes another deep breath as she is trying to practice her breathing techniques that she got from the doctor the last time she was in the hospital dealing with a panic attack. She was so worried when Chris told her that he wanted to talk to her because she believed that he discovered that she and Andrew had shared some kisses with one another; this is what triggered her going into labour.

"Yes," Trenyce manages to say back to him quickly. "My water…it broke. I'm going to have this baby."

"Trey, the power is out! We can't get you to the hospital like this!"

"Can you call 911?" she asks him as he grabs his phone. "Maybe an ambulance can come and get me?"

Chris dials 911 and looks back at Trenyce, slowly feeling more worried as he does. "The call can't be connected," he whispers back to her. "The power is fucking with the WIFI signal!"

"Oh my God," Trenyce gaps back to him as she feels her heart start to race. "I'm going to my baby here, you have to help me deliver my baby, Chris. Please, tell me you'll help me? Tell me you'll help bring my baby into this world? Oh my God, this is a nightmare! What are we going to do?"

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

"What could be so important that Meggan wants you to go to her office tonight?" Donovan asks Lukas as he sits in the living room of the lavish mansion that he lives in with his husband and sister-in-law. They had gone to bed for the night when Meggan woke them up with a call asking Lukas to come see her at MWI.

"I wish I knew, but I am going to find out," Lukas replies to him quickly. "It must be important if she called at this hour."

Before Donovan can reply, Jasper moves into the living room and looks at the married couple. He looks at Lukas and immediately thinks back to a few hours earlier when they were having hot sex with one another, something he agreed to keep a secret from Donovan.

"I thought I heard voices," Jasper says to them. "Is everything okay?"

"Everything should be fine," Lukas replies to him quickly. "I just have to head out and see my sister."

"At this hour?"

"Yup," Lukas tells him.

"I'm going to try to go back to bed," Donovan says to the men. "My neck is stiff though, I guess I am stressed."

"Here, let me help you," Jasper moves up behind Donovan and starts rubbing his shoulders, which causes Lukas to do a double take. He can't believe that the man he just slept with is rubbing his husbands' shoulders. "Yea, you are tense."

"That feels amazing," Donovan smiles to him. "You are one skilled guy."

Jasper chuckles back to him. "Glad to be of service."

"I have to go, I hope you feel better babe," Lukas says as he kisses Donovan on his lips before he looks at Jasper with intent, wondering what the hell he is doing.

"Thanks, I hope everything is okay with your sister."

The Young Mansion; Nicholas' Home

Nicholas quickly walks through the living room towards the foyer as someone has rung his doorbell. He can't believe that he has another visitor because it is late into the night. He just hopes that it is not Andy again; he can't help but recall how his ex-boyfriend showed up earlier in the evening and put him on notice that he knew that Nicholas and Clayton had gone out on a date. Nicholas, in many ways, feels torn because he is attracted to Clayton and he has enjoyed getting to know him, but he also knows that he has been in love with Andy for many years now.

He opens the door and sees Clayton standing outside. "Clayton, hey, what's up?"

Clayton moves into the foyer and scurries inside. He felt like he needed to go for a walk after he and Andy had sex; he still can't believe that Andy showed up at his place and was upset that Clayton and Nicholas had gone out on a date; one thing lead to another, and they ended up in bed together.

"I couldn't sleep and went for a walk," Clayton admits to him. "I ended up at your front door."

"That's sweet," Nicholas smiles back to him. "I have to admit, I have had a difficult time sleeping too. I guess I couldn't stop thinking about earlier."

"Our date?"

"Yea, it was nice," Nicholas admits to him. "I had a really good time, Clayton."

"So, did I," Clayton tells him. "Does that mean you'd be willing to do it again?"

"Of course, I would," Nicholas grins back to him. "We definitely need to arrange a second date, and hopefully a third one."

"I'd like that," Clayton winks back to him, pleased that he has another date with Nicholas, even though sleeping with Andy is still fresh on his mind.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I know it is late but I am hoping that you can answer some questions while the kidnapping is still fresh on your mind," Simona tells Cheresa as she moves into the younger woman's hospital room. Simona wants to find out as much as she can while her team is still looking for Tara, who escaped from the storage locker after Kim's accident.

"I will answer any questions that you have," Cheresa replies to the police detective. "I have nothing to hide. Have you found the woman who kidnapped me?"

"Not yet, but we are looking," Simona quickly tells her. "The woman that kidnapped you," Simona begins to ask her. "Had you ever seen her before?"

"No," Cheresa tells her quickly. "The first time I saw her is after I woke up, already tied to a chair in the storage locker. I didn't even realize that she grabbed me when I left Trenyce's house."

"Interesting," Simona says back to her. "Why would a total stranger just kidnap you?"

"It had to do with me choosing to work with Robertson Enterprises instead of Roboto," Cheresa replies to her. "Once I signed the contract, I started getting these odd notes from a creepy fan. They kept coming and getting odder and odder."

"Do you think Tara sent them?"

"Yes," Cheresa tells her. "Because she was paid to do so. This was all set up because Robbie Calimo paid that woman to stalk me. Robbie set up this kidnapping," Cheresa stuns Simona by her revelation.


Meanwhile, Andy opens the door to Kim's hospital room and sees his sister laying in her bed. He came straight to the hospital after he learned about her accident because he had to ensure that she is okay.

"I came as soon as I heard," Andy tells her as he moves up to her bed. "How are you?"

Kim looks back at him with red eyes as she is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that she lost her baby in the accident that happened in the storage locker. She can't believe that, once again, she has lost her child. So many memories of Blake have come rushing back to her.

"I am so glad that you're here," Kim tells him as he grabs her hand. "The doctors say that I should make a full recovery, physically anyways."

"Kim? What is it? What has happened that you're not telling me about?"

Kim feels more water swell into her eyes. "It's the baby," she gasps as another tear falls down her cheek. "It didn't make it."

"Oh Kim," Andy gasps back to her as pulls her into a hug. "I am so sorry."

"Why does this keep happening to me?" she cries into her brother's shoulder. "Why do I keep losing my babies?"

Andy looks back at her and feels his heart break inside his chest. "You can't blame yourself, okay? This was a horrible accident, but you're not cursed, Kim. Trust me, okay?"

"It doesn't feel that way," Kim tells her brother. "I feel like I have this black rain cloud over my head and there's no sign of this storm passing."

The Calimo Mansion

Robbie slowly moves into the living room of the mansion that he has lived in his entire life and immediately moves up to the bar to pour himself a stiff drink. He has had a hell of long night with dealing with Tara kidnapping Cheresa, finding the model and then having a bunch of boxes, filled with belongings of the Lawson's collapsed on top of Kim. As a result, she miscarried their unborn child, which has left her devastated. If he is honest with himself, he is also gutted by this. What's worse is that Kim is blaming him for the entire situation.

"You're home," Natasha says to her brother as she moves into the living room. "Please tell me that Cheresa is safe?"

"She is safe," Robbie takes a sip of his scotch. "She's in the hospital, and will have to stay overnight as a precaution."

"Thank God," Natasha replies to him. "I guess everything turned out then?"

"Kim is also in the hospital," Robbie tells her quickly. "There was an accident at the storage locker."

"What? My God, is she okay?"

"Physically she will be fine," Robbie tells her. "But we lost the baby," he whispers as he chokes on his words. "Kim miscarried."

Natasha rushes up to her brother and wraps her arms around him, holding him closely. "Oh Robbie, I am so sorry."

"Thanks," he says as he continues to feel the water building in his eyes. "Kim is blaming me for everything and I have to say, she is right. I put all of this into motion. I am the reason my baby is dead."

The Tower's; The Penthouse; Cory & Leah's Home

"Yes, Felicia, thank you for calling," Cory says into his cell phone as he stands in his living room. "Leah and I got home safely, at least I did."

"Where is my daughter?" Felicia asks, as she sits on her bed that is in Tyler's townhouse. She knows that it is late, so for Cory to say that Leah didn't get home safely is worrying to her because she knows that Leah has been put through the ringer tonight; first by learning that Frederick is her biological father and then finding out that Frederick, whom was believed to be dead, is actually alive.

"She wanted to stop in and see Meggan and Daisy," Cory tells Felicia. "I expect her to be home soon."

"Can you have her text me when she gets home?" Felicia asks Cory. "I am worried about her, Cory."

"I can do that Felicia," Cory replies to her quickly. "And I am worried too. She has a lot on her plate right now. But I think together we can help her through this. Let's keep in touch about anything that we see going on with her, okay?"

"I like the sound of that, Cory," she tells him. "Thanks for being there for my daughter."

MW Investigations

"I am glad that you two are still here," Leah says as she moves into Meggan's office and sees her with Daisy. She is still rocked to her core by the fact that Abby has revealed to her that Frederick, not Dominick, is her biological father and that he is alive and well. Everyone was under the assumption that Frederick was dead as he was smothered in his hospital room after he was shot all those years ago. "I need your help with something."

Daisy and Meggan look back at her in surprise as they were expecting Lukas to arrive at the office; they wanted to be the ones to tell him that Frederick is alive. The last thing they wanted is for Lukas to find out from someone else.

"Leah, what's going on?" Meggan asks her quickly. "What is this about?"

"Frederick," Leah replies to them both quickly. "If he is alive, I want to see him. I need to see him and ask him about the child that I had while I was in Santa Barbara."

"We, uh, don't know, exactly where he is," Daisy informs her. "We only found out tonight from Victoria that Frederick is alive. We haven't seen him or know his whereabouts."

"Well, this is important," Leah firmly tells them. "We have to find him, he could be the way that I find my child."

"Find who? Is someone missing?" Lukas asks as he moves into his sisters office and joins the group. "What is going on?"

"Lukas, I'm glad you're here," Meggan moves up and hugs her brother. "Daisy and I found something out tonight and we wanted you to hear it from us."

"Okay? That seems cryptic," Lukas chuckles back to her. "What's up?"

"It's Dad," Daisy looks at her half-brother. "He's not dead, Frederick is alive."

Lukas feels the blood drain from his face at the words that Frederick is alive. He can still remember the weeks leading up to his "death", where Frederick threatened to disinherit Lukas if he was gay; then, Frederick was shot and killed and Simona Lopez charged him with the crime. Lukas spent months in jail for a crime he didn't commit.

"I don't think I heard you right," Lukas shakes his head back to Daisy and Meggan.

"It's true," Meggan grabs her brother's hand. "Frederick is alive, Lukas. You know that this means, don't you?"

"It means everything is about to change," Lukas gasps back to her. "Dad is alive? I…I don't understand any of this. And, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing."

Meggan pulls him into another hug. "We will navigate this together, Lukas. We won't let Dad bully us again."

The Davenport House; Trenyce & Andrew's Home

Chris has surrounded Trenyce some towels as he helps prepare her for the delivery of her child. He never thought in a million years that he would be helping her deliver her baby, but here he is. He know that he has to, not only deliver this baby, but keep Trenyce calm. The last thing he needs is for her to have another panic attack while in labour.

"Keep breathing," Chris tells her, as Trenyce lets out a loud grunt of pain. "You're doing great."

"I'm worried," Trenyce admits to him as she continues to breathe. "How can we do this? We are at home! We should be at the hospital."

"Stay calm," Chris instructs her, as he can see her breathing pick up again. He knows that she can't have another panic attack, not while they are trying to deliver her a healthy baby. "I will call for help as soon as the power comes back on. But this baby, he or she may not want to wait."

Trenyce lets out another loud grunt as she pushes. "Chris…please…don't…let….anything…happen…" she says in between breathes, as her eyes rolls into the back of her head.

"Trenyce?" Chris looks back at her with worry on her face. "Trenyce?" he says again, realizing that she has fainted, while the baby is still waiting to come out. "Oh my God…" he says in horror.

Next on One Day at a Time
- Will Trenyce be okay?
- Shane wants to make a confession to Robin
- Helen and Daw chat

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