Episode 878
Make Me Be Bittersweet
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 23, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Let Me Love You Like a Woman" Lana Del Rey

Previously on One Day at a Time
- Andrew told Chris that he had no idea why Trenyce was mumbling his name while she was giving birth
- Madeline told Victoria to brace herself for the fact that Bryce might not survive
- Dominick and Abby married in Las Vegas
- Cassie revealed her son, Carter, to Max. Paige, meanwhile, told Jacob that their relationship has changed forever if Cassie had his son
- Nicholas and Clayton had sex after their date
- Cory and Jeff worried about Leah

Robertson Enterprises; The Studio

"Did you get a chance to look over that marketing report?" Paige asks Jacob as she moves some of her files into the large filing cabinet. She was reviewing a report earlier when Jacob arrived; they ended up discussing their past relationship instead of the report that she was working on. While Jacob revealed to her that he wanted them to get back together, Paige told him that if Cassie's claim that she had his child was true, it would change their relationship forever. And, Paige can't deny that she still has feelings for Max as well.

"I just finished it," Jacob tells her as he closes the file on the table. "I think it's good. I put a couple of minor changes in red for you to read, then I think we are good."

"Oh awesome, thanks," Paige takes the file back from him. "I always like a second set of eyes to read the reports before we send them to Tyler."

"I can appreciate that completely," he tells her. "We want our CEO to think that we are a good team."

"We are a good team," Paige smiles back to him. "At least at work."

Jacob chuckles back to her. "Does that mean you're still not willing to hear me about giving us another chance? We were good together, you can't deny that Paige."

Paige uneasily giggles back to him. "I guess I have to remember that," she admits to him. "The last few months we were together, Jacob, all we did was fight. I don't want to go back to that. It's not healthy for us."

Before Jacob can reply, Paige hears her cell phone ring. She rushes over and grabs it. "Max, hey," she says into her phone as Jacob rolls his eyes to himself. He hates that Max is, once again, interrupting a seemingly intimate moment between him and Paige. "Really? Wow, yea, I will tell him, he's here with me. Okay, chat later."

She hangs up the phone as Jacob looks over at her and arches his eyebrow. "What was that about? It sounded like Max was looking for me?"

"He is," Paige nods back to him. "He called me because he didn't think you'd answer his call."

Jacob chuckles back to her. "He's probably right about that."

"Max told me that Cassie's baby is in town now," Paige reveals to him as they lock eyes. "Your child with Cassie is here, Jacob. Max told us we could go to Cassie's place and see the baby, if you wanted too."

Jacob feels a sense of urgency come over him; he has waited for this moment for so long. He has wanted to see his child with Cassie since she told him about the baby.

"Let's go," Jacob tells her as he rushes to the door of the studio with Paige quickly following him.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Victoria slowly opens the door to Bryce's hospital room and moves back inside. She recalls how earlier she was with Bryce when his monitor's starting beeping rapidly; Madeline came in and made Bryce stable again, but she revealed that Bryce suffered a stroke. She told Victoria to brace herself for the worst: that Bryce might die from complications of his gunshot wound. Victoria has been praying that Bryce gets better because she has realized that she has fallen for him; she doesn't want to lose him when they have just found one another.

She moves up to his bedside and grabs his hand. "You gave me a scare earlier, you know that?" she tells him as her eyes fill with water. "I know what Madeline told me, but Bryce, I can't stop giving up hope that you will pull through this. You can't leave me, you just can't."

She puts her hand to his forehead and moves some of his growing hair out of his eyes. "We just found one another Bryce," she tells him. "You told me you loved me at the cabin, do you remember that? Well, I've come to realize that I feel the same way. It wouldn't be fair for you to leave me when we haven't had a chance to explore these feelings. So, you take that and you hold on, okay? You will pull through this."

She looks up in surprise when she hears him murmur little. "Bryce?" she asks him urgently. "Can you hear me?"

Bryce's eyes slowly open and he looks around the room. "Viiiccctorrrria," he manages to say to her in a whisper.

"Yes, yes, it's me," she says as a tear falls down her cheek. I'm right here, Bryce. I'm right here."

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

"Are you sure this is a good idea?" Jeff asks Leah as she walks around the living room of the penthouse that she lives in with Cory. She just told her ex-husband and her lover that Meggan and Lukas are going to make a public plea for Frederick to come back home. Leah knows that Frederick might not even see his children ask him to come home but they have to try to do something.

"It was Meggan's idea," Leah tells the men as she grabs a glass of water from the bar in the living room. "I just have to go along with it because if Frederick comes home, it means that we could learn the truth."

"You mean about finding your child?" Cory asks her as she nods back to him.

"That and this entire story that Abby has put out into the universe; Jeff, this is something you don't know yet."

Jeff arches his eyebrow back to her. "What else is going on? What else could have happened?"

Leah uneasily chuckles back to him. "According to Abby," Leah begins to tell him. "Frederick is my father, not Dominick."

"What? How the hell did she find this out? What proof does she have?" a stunned Jeff asks her quickly.

"It's a long story," Leah looks back at him. "So, as you can imagine, Frederick coming home would help with many different things."

Cory moves up to her and wraps his arms around her, pulling her into a deep hug. "I know this is what you want, Leah, but we have to brace ourselves that we might never see Frederick again."

"I know," she sighs back to him. "But we have to try; we have to do whatever we can to bring him home. Our futures all depend on it."

The Young Mansion; Nicholas' Home

Nicholas looks up at the ceiling as he lays in the large king size bed in his master bedroom and tries to catch his breath. His firm chest is still sweaty and he looks over and sees Clayton, who is also naked and panting a bit, trying to get his heart rate down. Clayton surprised Nicholas with a breakfast date, which resulted in them just having sex with each other for the first time.

"That was incredible," Nicholas finally says something to his lover. "I mean, wow."

Clayton chuckles back to him and looks back at him. "It really was," he agrees with Nicholas. "I mean, I had wanted this to happen for some time now, so I had expectations."

Nicholas smirks back to him. "Well, hopefully I lived up to those."

"And then some," Clayton winks back to him. "If I would have known that bringing you breakfast would have led to this, I would have come over a hell of a lot sooner."

Nicholas chuckles back to him. "I am glad that this happened too, Clayton. I just hope we haven't rushed into anything."

"Nah," Clayton responds to him immediately. "Like I said, this had been building for weeks. If we didn't do this, we both would have gone crazy."

Nicholas leans over and kisses him on the lips. "That's fair," he says back to him. "But maybe we should keep this to ourselves, at least for the time being."

"Are you worried about Andy?"

"I don't want to hurt him anymore than I already have. I just think if we give him time, he might come around."

Clayton nods back to him, immediately thinking about how he and Andy had sex the previous night. He won't tell Nicholas about that for the same reason that Nicholas doesn't want Andy to know that they've had sex.

"I can keep this between us," Clayton tells him. "As long as it continues to happen."

"That I can get behind," Nicholas winks back to him.

Twin Peaks Sun

Andy sits behind his desk at the Sun and types into his laptop as he is working on his story for the next day's paper. His mind, however, is not on the story that he is typing. He can't help but remember how he and Clayton made love the previous night, which is not what he thought was going to happen. He had gone to see Clayton to get to the bottom of why he and Nicholas went out on a date; things escalated when Reese's name was mentioned again and they ended up kissing, and then having sex.

"What the hell was I thinking?" he asks himself with a loud sigh. "Here I am going on about Nicholas making this situation more complicated and I go and have sex with Clayton? Ugh, it was not my finest moment."

He pauses and wonders what his next move should be. If he tells Nicholas, he could risk creating a disaster but he hates that he could be keeping this a secret too.

"No matter what I do," he whispers to himself. "Someone is going to get hurt. At the end of the day, Nicholas should know what has happened though. I have to tell him."

Andy nods to himself, encouraging himself to be honest with his ex-boyfriend. "If I am going to tell Nicholas, I have to do it now," he stands up from his desk. "I have to go tell Nicholas everything before I lose my nerve."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

"I think the name, Bradley, is lovely," Chris tells Trenyce as she holds her son in her hospital room while Andrew and Daisy watch. Trenyce just revealed to her family that she named her son, Bradley, after Brad.

"I thought it was a nice way to honor Brad," Trenyce replies to everyone. "Bradley Junior, so we can call him BJ for short."

"I like it," Daisy looks back at her niece. "It is a nice touch, Trey, especially since BJ will never get to meet his father."

"Greg already wants to start showing him pictures of Brad," Trenyce explains to everyone. "And, I think it's a great idea. Just because Brad is gone, it doesn't mean that BJ can't get a good sense of who he was."

Chris moves closer to her and looks at her holding her son. He gets a smile on his face at the sight. "He's a lucky kid to have you as his mother," Chris tells her as he sits on the edge of her bed. "I was hoping to ask you something, though."

"You can ask me anything."

"When you were giving birth and you fainted," Chris tells her as Andrew and Daisy move closer to the bed. "You kept calling out for Andrew. Why? Why would you be calling out for Andrew?"

Trenyce gulps heavily and looks at Andrew, who slightly shrugs to her, before she looks back at Chris. She knows that she was likely calling out for Andrew because they had shared a few kisses before she went into labour; she can't tell Chris this because they just got back together; she knows that if he knew that she and Andrew were sharing stolen kisses, he would be furious with her.

"Well," Trenyce finally says something back to him as she tries to calm down BJ, who starts fussing. "I was probably calling out for him because we live together. That's the only explanation I can think of."

Chris uneasily nods back to her, believing that what she said makes sense. He has no reason to believe otherwise. "I guess that makes sense. I just wanted to be sure."

"Don't worry," Trenyce smiles back to him. "You're the man I want to be with, now and forever," she tells him as Andrew forces a smile on his face, clearly upset by what she just said.

Dominick's Townhouse

"Are you ready for this?" Dominick opens the front door to his townhouse and then turns around to face Abby. "Because, I am going to carry you over the threshold."

Abby chuckles back to him as she sets her suitcase down on the ground. "Dominick, this really isn't necessary."

"Nonsense, it's a tradition," Dominick moves closer to her. "And, you're my new wife, Abigail. I want to do everything right with you."

Abby smiles back to him as she recalls how they went to Las Vegas to elope; she almost can't believe that they are married but she has a large diamond ring on her finger to prove that she is Mrs. Dominick Robertson.

"Oh what the hell," Abby says as she moves up to her husband and he lifts her into his arms. She starts laughing as he carries her into the living room.

"What is all this?" Felicia asks, who stands up from the sofa. She wonders why Dominick is carrying Abby into his house but immediately she fears the worst. "Dominick, what have you done?"

Dominick sets Abby down on the ground before he looks back at his ex-wife. "Felicia, I wasn't expecting you to be here."

"I was worried about you," Felicia replies to him quickly. "Where did you run off to the other day? What's going on, Dominick?"

Abby looks back at Dominick before she returns her gaze to Felicia. "We got married," Abby holds out her hand to Felicia, who gasps back to her. "Dominick is my husband, Felicia."

Felicia looks back at him and feels her blood start to boil. "How could you do this?" she asks him quickly. "You know damn well this family was not in support of you being with this woman!"

"I don't care," Dominick shakes his head back to Felicia. "Abby makes me happy and I wanted to marry her. This is exactly why we eloped; we didn't want the naysayers to have a chance to stop us."

"You've made a huge mistake," Felicia warns him before she looks back at Abby. "And as for you, I'm watching you, you gold digger!"

"That's enough Felicia!" Dominick yells at her. "You will not speak to me or my wife like that, do you understand me?"


"No!" Dominick cuts her off. "You will respect Abby or you will be out of my life, is that understood?"

The Cascade Apartment's; Cassie & Max's Home

"Hold on, I'm coming," Cassie says urgently as the knocking on her front door doesn't stop. She looks over at Max, who stands up from the sofa. She knows that it is likely Jacob on the other side of the door because Max called Paige to tell her that baby Carter was back in Twin Peaks. She looks at her son and takes a deep breath.

"You got this," Max tells her. "We are in this together, Mom."

"Thanks baby," Cassie smiles back to him before she opens the door and sees Jacob and Paige standing in the hallway. "Jacob, Paige…please come in."

"Where's my son?" Jacob demands to know as he moves into the apartment. "I want to see him!"

"Okay, please calm down," Cassie shuts the door once they are inside the apartment. "You can see him, but you have to be quiet, he is sleeping."

"Fine, I'll be quiet, but I need to see him!"

Cassie grabs Jacob's hand and moves him towards the bedroom. She opens the door and lets Jacob inside. Jacob moves inside and looks inside the crib, where he sees Carter sleeping.

"My son?" Jacob feels his eyes swell with water. "This is my son?"

"Carter," Cassie whispers back to him. "And yes, that's your son. That's our son."

Jacob reaches down and touches the baby's face and feels his heart melt instantly. "He's…beautiful."

"He's ours," Cassie replies to him. "We made him, Jacob. We did that."

Behind Cassie, Paige gulps heavily at the sight unfolding behind her. She turns around and sees Max standing there. Without thinking, she moves into his arms and hugs him. Max smiles as he holds her tightly.

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Victoria moves the cup away from Bryce's mouth as she just gave him some water to help try to calm him down. She still can't believe that he is awake; for so long, she wondered if he would ever wake up, but here is he is, fighting for his life.

"Hopefully that helps you," she returns to his side and looks at him. "You have no idea how glad I am that you've woken up."

"I…love….you…." he says slowly as he struggles to keep his eyes open.

A tear falls down her cheek. "I love you too," she whispers back to him. "That's why you have to keep fighting, okay? Promise me that you'll fight?"

Bryce takes a deep breath and looks back at her. "I….don't…have…much…time," he replies to her slowly. "I'm….dying…."

"No," Victoria shakes her head back to him. "Please don't say that. You have so much to live for."


"Anything Bryce; tell me what you need."

"Marry….me?" he stuns her by asking her. "Marry…me…before…it's…too…late?"

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- Robbie and Kim come face to face
- Robin stuns Shane

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