Episode 875
Exceeded My Darkest Thoughts
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 13, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Breaking Hearts" Sam Smith

Previously on One Day at a Time
- After being shot, Bryce remained in critical condition at the hospital
- Donovan continued to use a wheelchair as he had no feelings in his legs
- Abby suggested to Dominick that they elope; he agreed
- Simona arrived at the Calimo Mansion to question Robbie about Cheresa's kidnapping while Kim struggled with her miscarriage
- Adam arrived at Shane's house determined to tell Robin the truth

The Glubbs House; Shane & Robin's Home

"Well, Shane," Adam glares back at his rival as they stand next to one another in the living room of Shane's house, with Robin nearby. Adam arrived at Shane's house to tell Robin the truth about the reason Shane threatened to sue her for custody of baby Dominque: it was Helen's idea to try to break up Adam and Robin, which worked like a charm. He can't allow Robin to be left in the dark for another day; she must know the truth about what happened. "Are you going to tell Robin what you did, or am I?"

"You know what, Adam?" Shane grits his teeth back to him, furious that he has showed up, uninvited, and decided to tell Robin the truth. Shane was just on the verge of telling Robin everything when Adam arrived; he wishes that he could be alone with his wife. "This is between Robin and I; I want you to leave so I can talk to my wife alone."

"And I told you," Adam replies to him. "I'm not going anywhere. I am going to make sure Robin learns the truth and that is final."

"Tell me the truth about what?" an increasingly fed-up Robin shrieks back to them. "I am so tired of you two talking like I'm not in the room! What the hell did you do, Shane?"

"Okay, okay," Shane replies to her, trying to calm her down. "I'll tell you everything, Robin."

The Pampa Grill

"I know that Robbie is your brother," Tyler tells Natasha as he picks up his beer and takes a sip of it. His girlfriend just finished telling him about how Robbie paid Tara to scare Cheresa after she decided to sign the modelling contract with Robertson Enterprises instead of Roboto; Tara ended up taking matters into her own hands and kidnapped Cheresa. While Robbie and Greg were trying to save Cheresa, a large stack of boxes collapsed onto Kim, which resulted in her miscarriage. "But he is going to have to pay for what he has done. Paying someone to scare Cheresa? That's not cool at all."

"I know, I know," Natasha nods back to him. "But between you and me, I think Robbie is already paying a lot."

"You mean because of Kim losing the baby?" he asks her back as she nods to him. "I feel so bad for Kim. I know firsthand what it's like to lose a child. Kim and I, what we went through with Blake was the worst time of our lives."

"When I was with her earlier, I think the loss of Blake was weighing heavily on her mind," Natasha tells him. "The loss of this baby is bring up all of those memories."

"I should go see her," Tyler replies to her quickly. "She and I are the only ones who really know about the loss of Blake. But this does make me wonder…"

"About what?"

"Kim's marriage to Robbie," Tyler looks back at her. "If she blames him for losing the baby, I'm not sure that it will survive."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"That little baby boy is so adorable," Abby tells Cheresa and Greg as they stand in Greg's office at the hospital. They have already had a busy morning as Cheresa was discharged from the hospital and they all learned that Trenyce gave birth to a baby boy. They all went to see the baby, who is in the nursey, because Brad is the father, meaning Abby and Cheresa are Aunt's and Greg is a grandfather.

"He sure is," Cheresa agrees with her sister. "Trenyce must be over the moon to be a mother again."

"This all seems so bittersweet," Greg admits to his children. "The fact that Brad is gone and will never get to meet that little boy, it doesn't seem fair."

Cheresa moves up to him and hugs him. "That's where we come in," she tells her father. "We will make sure that Brad's son knows about him with pictures and our memories. That little boy will know who Brad is."

Greg smiles back to her, impressed by her answer. "You're right," he replies to her. "It's our duty to make sure that Brad's memory is not lost on his son."

Greg looks over at Abby, who seems lost in thought. "Abby, are you okay? You seem a million miles away."

Abby looks back at her family and tries to hide her excitement about the fact that she and Dominick are going to fly to Las Vegas shortly so they can elope. She presented the idea to him the previous night and she was thrilled when he agreed. She doesn't want to tell anyone because she doesn't want anyone to try to stop the wedding from happening.

"I guess I was just thinking about Brad and how much he would have loved to have been here today," she tells her family. "He always wanted to be a father."

"That he did," Greg nods back to him. "As soon as Trenyce is well enough, we should all have a family dinner to celebrate the birth of the child and Brad's life."

"I like the sound of that," Abby tells him. "But I'm afraid I have to go, I'm running late. Keep me posted on the dinner, okay?"

Before Greg can respond, Abby rushes away. Greg looks at Cheresa and arches his eyebrow. "Where do you think she was headed?"

Cheresa chuckles back to him. "With Abby, Lord only knows."


Victoria paces back and forth in Bryce's hospital room while she waits for him to open his eyes. She has been hopeful that he would regain consciousness after his surgery; she still can't believe that Bryce and Vinny were fighting over Vinny's gun at the Calimo cabin; two shots were fired, one shot Bryce and the other killed Vinny. She has been praying that Bryce doesn't have the same fate as the man who tormented her.

She moves up to his bedside and grabs Bryce's hand. Suddenly, so many memories of being with Bryce at Raven's Meadow comes flooding back to her. She closes her eyes and can imagine kissing him again; while she was, at first, using him to try to get information about the Chief of Staff at the hospital, she ended up developing real feelings for him.

"You told me that you loved me," she whispers to him as she looks at Bryce. "If that was true, Bryce, I need you to fight for me, okay? I need you to wake up. Please, open your eyes."

Victoria puts her head down for a moment and then looks up to see no change in Bryce's condition. She sighs and runs her hand through her long hair.

"I need a break," she tells herself. "Let's go to the cafeteria, grab a coffee and some food. Maybe when I get back, Bryce will be awake."

Victoria moves to the door and exits Bryce's hospital room. She starts moving down the hallway when she sees Donovan leaving one of the hospital rooms, still in his wheelchair.

"Donovan? What's going on? What's happened?" she asks as she rushes up to him.

"Victoria?" Donovan asks in surprise as she bends down and hugs him. "What are you doing here?"

"It's a very long story," she tells him as they exit their embrace. "What about you? What is this wheelchair?"

"I was in a car accident," he reveals to her as she gasps back to him. "I can't feel my legs; I just had some rehab to see if it would help."

"And? Did it?"

Donovan shakes his head no. "Okay, that's it," Victoria tells her brother. "You're coming with me, you're going to tell me everything that I've missed."

Twin Peaks International Airport

"Sorry I am late," Abby rushes up Dominick, who is waiting in the airport for his fiancé to arrive. "I was with my family at the hospital; my brother Brad, he became a father today."

Dominick kisses both of cheeks of his fiancé. "Don't worry about being late, the plane was waiting for you," he tells her as he looks into her eyes. "I am sure that this is bittersweet moment for you knowing that Brad will never meet this child."

"I think it hit my Dad the hardest," Abby tells him. "But enough of that, today is our wedding day! I am so excited!"

Dominick chuckles back to her. "Are you sure that you still want to fly to Vegas to marry me? This would be your last chance to back out?"

"I am so sure," Abby moves up to him and kisses him on his lips. "I am ready to be Mrs. Dominick Robertson."

Dominick grins back to her. "Good answer," he winks to her. "Come on, the pilot is waiting for us."

Robertson Enterprises

"Thank goodness you're both here," Felicia announces to Tyler and Leah as she scurries into the main office at Robertson Enterprises. She raced right over to see her children this morning because she had to see them.

Leah looks back at her mother and then over at Tyler, arching her eyebrow about what the urgency is in Felicia's voice. "Good morning to you too," she replies to her mother. "What is so important today?"

"Yea Mom, you made seem like the world was about to end," Tyler chuckles back to her, as Felicia pours herself a glass of water at the bar.

"This is incredibly important," Felicia replies to them as she turns to face them. "It's about Dominick and his relationship with that wench, Abigail Lawson."

"What could have changed since last night?" Tyler shrugs his shoulders back to her.

"Everything," Felicia whispers back to him. "When I woke up this morning, Dominick was packing a bag. I asked him where he was going and he said to Vegas with Abby. You know what this means, right?"

Leah and Tyler looks at one another in shock. "They're eloping?" Leah asks her back, feeling her heart start to race.

Felicia nods back to him. "He didn't say for sure, but why else would they go to Vegas on such short notice? God, if he marries that woman, nothing will ever be the same again."

"Okay, let's all just take a deep breathe," Tyler tells his family. "We don't know for sure that Dad is going to marry Abby on this trip."

"But if he does," Leah looks back at him. "Then I agree with Mom, everything will change in this family and I'm not sure it would be a good change."

"It would be disastrous," Felicia shrieks back to her children. "Abigail Lawson is nothing more than a gold-digging slut! She can't marry Dominick, she just can't!"

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Greg slowly opens the door to Kim's hospital room and moves inside. He notices that she is standing next to the bed putting some of her personal belongings into a large duffle bag as she was discharged and free to go home. He knows that she is physically fine to go home, but he still wonders how she is doing emotionally since losing a child is not easy.

"I heard the good news that you are getting out of here," he tells his friend, who turns to look at him.

"I am," Kim nods back to him. "I guess I haven't been able to stop thinking about what you said about going home to Robbie, though. He is the reason that my baby is dead. I don't know how to process that."

Greg comes up behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders. "You know that you're not alone, right? I am here for you, Kim."

"I know," she turns and looks at him. "And I appreciate that Greg, more than you know. This is just so hard, you know? I never thought that I would be in this position again."

"No one should go through what you're going through right now," he tells her. "And for what it's worth, I want Robbie to pay for what he did to Cheresa and I think he will get everything that is coming to him."

The Calimo Mansion

"I already told you," Robbie looks back at Simona as they stand together in the foyer of the Calimo mansion. Robbie was on his way out of the mansion to pick Kim up from the hospital when the detective arrived on his doorstep and revealed that she wanted to talk to him about Cheresa's kidnapping. This is the last thing that Robbie wants to discuss right now as he needs to be there for his wife as he knows that she is going through an incredibly difficult time having lost their child. "I am going to get my wife from the hospital. In case you hadn't heard, we miscarried our child last night. So, any questions you have, they will have to wait."

"That's not how this works," Simona stops from leaving. "I have under good authority that you were the one who hired the woman that kidnapped Cheresa Lawson."

"Yes, that's true," Robbie quickly tells her. "But I certainly didn't tell Tara to kidnap Cheresa! You really should be focusing your energies on finding Tara, she is the real villain in all of this."

"Don't you worry about that," Simona replies to him. "My team is looking for her; she won't get away that easily. But as for you, you hired a woman to … what? What was your intention with Cheresa?"

"Look," Robbie huffs back to her. "I wanted to scare her, okay? She signed a contract with Robertson Enterprises and so I paid Tara to scare her into thinking that modelling wasn't for her. No harm, no foul."

"But that's where you're wrong," Simona tells him. "Because of you, Cheresa Lawson was kidnapped and held hostage."

"So what are you saying?"

"I'm saying," Simona moves up to him and removes her handcuffs. "You're under arrest, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

"This is outrageous!" Robbie protests! "I need to be with my wife for fuck sakes!"

The Glubbs House; Shane & Robin's Home

"Great, tell me," Robin looks back at her husband, fed-up with not knowing what Shane and Adam are talking about. She wants to know what this secret is and she wants to know now. "I need to know what is going on here and I need to know right now."

"Okay," Shane nods back to her as he feels his heart start to race. "Just remember that this happened a long time ago, okay?"

"Just tell her already," Adam hisses to his rival.

Shane rolls his eyes to him before he focuses on Robin. He grabs her hands and moves her into the living room. "Remember when I told you that I would sue you for custody of Dominique unless you agreed to move in with me?"

"How could I forget?" Robin asks him back.

"Well, the truth is, that wasn't my idea," Shane reveals to her.

Robin looks back at him in confusion. "It wasn't your idea? Then who told you to do that?"

"Helen," Shane continues to explain to her. "She told me to sue for custody in hopes that it would break you and Adam up. See, she has wanted Adam for herself and she knew that I was in love with you."

Robin gets tears in her eyes at his confession. "I…I don't understand. Are you saying that you and Helen worked together to keep Adam and I from being together?"

"That's exactly what he's saying," Adam glares back over to them. "You and I, we've been torn apart by the scheming of my ex-wife and your husband."

Robin turns and looks at Shane in horror as a tear falls down her cheek. "Tell me there is more to this story," she gasps to him. "Tell me that this isn't true?"

Next on One Day at a Time
- Shane tries to reason with Robin
- Chris questions Trenyce
- Abby and Dominick arrive in Vegas

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