Episode 879
 
Reason I Didn't Stay
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: November 27, 2022

Episode Theme song: "Don't Make it Harder on Me" Chloe x Halle


Previously on One Day at a Time
- Bryce woke up and asked Victoria to marry him before he dies
- Felicia was stunned when Dominick and Abby returned home married
- Meggan suggested to Leah and Lukas that they go on TV to ask Frederick to come home
- Natasha bailed Robbie out of jail
- Andy decided he would tell Nicholas about his affair with Clayton, unaware that Nicholas and Clayton also had sex
- Shane told Robin the truth about his scheming with Helen to break her and Adam up

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

"How is therapy going?" Victoria asks Donovan as she looks at her brother, who is still in his wheelchair. She knows that he wasn't able to feel his legs after he was in a car accident recently; he has been going to physical therapy in hopes of the feeling in his legs coming back. She hopes that it works because the last thing she wants is for Donovan to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Donovan sighs back to her and takes a sip of his white wine. "It is fine, I guess. I still can't feel my legs, but I am trying not to lose hope."

"That's good," Victoria tells him. "Because, having a good attitude about it is half of the battle; and you have little Olly to think about it."

"Olly and Lukas," Donovan replies to her. "I need to regain the feeling in my legs for my family. Anyways, enough of that; how are you doing? Has there been any change on Bryce?"

Victoria tries to put a smile on her face when she thinks about the previous day when Bryce woke up for a short time and he suggested that they get married before it's too late; she still hopes that Madeline, and Bryce, are wrong and that he will make a full recovery. But, she can't deny that his idea has been on her mind.

"Well, there's good news and bad news on that front," she begins to explain to him.

"What is the bad news?" Donovan asks her quickly.

"He had a stroke," Victoria reveals to him as Donovan gets a worried look on his face. "But, he woke up after and we spoke."

"That's good?"

Victoria nods back to him. "Yea, Madeline told me to brace myself for the worst but I am trying to be hopeful."

"What did Bryce say when he woke up?" Donovan asks her.

"He, well, he wants us to get married before it's too late," Victoria tells him as she locks eyes with her brother. "He wants to die a married man."

"Wow," Donovan moves his wheelchair closer to his sister and grabs her hand. "What are you going to do?"

Victoria gets tears in her eyes. "I'm going to give him his wish," she tells him. "And hope that it makes him so happy that it helps him recover. That's all I can do, right?"

The Sugarbowl

Helen sits at the window seat in the coffeehouse with a large hot chocolate in front of her. She looks outside and can see some snow falling from the sky. While it is late November already, the city doesn't have too much snow, which is surprising considering they are a mountain town but she isn't complaining because it means that she doesn't have to shovel at home.

She can't help but wonder bout Adam; the last time she saw him he told her that he was going to tell Robin the truth about how Shane and Helen worked together to try to break up Robin and Adam's relationship. She doesn't know if he did tell her the truth but she can't imagine what would happen if the truth does come out.

"Helen," a voice calls out from behind her. Helen turns and sees Adam approaching her, with a toque on his head. "I'm glad I ran into you."

"Are you?" Helen asks him quickly. "The last few times you've seen me, you've made it pretty clear that you want nothing more to do with me. So, what's changed?"

Adam uneasily chuckles back to her. "Nothing on that front," he admits to her. "I still can't believe what you did to me and Robin."

"I don't know how many times I have to apologize."

"Neither do I," Adam replies to her. "But it's not just me that you will have to apologize to now because Robin knows everything."

"You told her?" Helen asks him back. "I was hoping that you'd come to your senses and not say anything."

"I didn't say anything," Adam reveals to her as he thinks about his visit to Robin and Shane's the previous day. "Shane told Robin the truth. Apparently, he was going to before I arrived. But I didn't leave until Robin knew the truth."

"Great," Helen sighs back to him. "Someone else is hurt by this. This could have been the end of it, but no, you wanted everyone to know."

"She has a right to know what kind of marriage she got herself into," Adam quickly tells her. "Look, I'm not going to fight with you about this, I just wanted you to know that Robin knows the truth. There are no more secrets, Helen. We can finally all start to put this mess behind us and move forward with our lives."

The Glubbs House; Shane & Robin's Home

"I was worried about you when you didn't come home last night," Shane tells Robin as he moves into the living room and sees his wife holding their daughter. He can't help but recall how furious Robin was after he told her about how it was Helen's idea for him to threaten to sue for custody of baby Dominique as a way to break up her and Adam's relationship. He has never seen Robin so angry before and his cheek is still feeling it from the slap she gave him.

"I needed space," Robin puts the sleeping child down into a crib. She looks back at Shane and can still feel her blood boiling over what she learned the previous day. "I stayed with Tyler; he let me crash at his place."

"That was nice of him," Shane moves closer to her. "Look, I know yesterday was a long, hard day, but I'm hoping that we can talk about what happened, Robin. I want you to know how sorry I am and that I will do everything in my power to make this up to you."

Robin chuckles back to him. "You think it's that easy, huh? You think you can just apologize to me and say that you will make it up to me and everything will be forgiven?"

"I don't know what I was thinking," Shane admits to her. "But I was hoping that it would be a start?"

"Well think again," Robin snaps at him. "I want an annulment," she stuns him. "I want nothing more to do with you or this sham of a marriage!"

The Young Mansion; Nicholas' Home

"Clayton, are you almost done up there?" Nicholas calls out from the living room of the lavish mansion that he is living in. He's collecting his belongings that he has to take to work; he and Clayton had a breakfast date earlier and they ended up having sex with one another for the first time. Post love making, Nicholas had a quick shower and is now getting ready to head to the One Day House while Clayton is upstairs getting ready for his day.

He doesn't hear a response from his lover, so he assumes that Clayton is in the shower. "Okay, well, I'll just finish getting everything together so when he's ready to go, I can head right to work."

He continues putting stuff away when he hears the doorbell ring. He quickly moves to the front door, opens it and is surprised to see Andy on the other side.

"Uh, Andy," Nicholas gulps, not wanting Andy to see Clayton inside, especially since they just had sex. "What brings you by today?"

"Can I come in?" Andy asks his ex-boyfriend. "I was hoping that we could have a serious talk about something."

"Well, I'm actually just on my way to work…" Nicholas tries to stall him.

"I promise I won't take up much time, but this is important," Andy tells him as he moves into the foyer of the mansion.

"Okay, sure," Nicholas closes the door behind Andy. He then looks at his former lover. "What's up?"

"Well, it's about you, Clayton and I," Andy begins to tell him but he is interrupted by a shirtless Clayton moving into the foyer.

"Nicholas, I…" Clayton says as all three men look at one another in surprise. "Andy, I didn't realize you were here."

Andy arches his eyebrow in surprise at the sight of a half-naked Clayton in Nicholas' home. He quickly wonders what is going on. He looks at Nicholas. "What the hell is going on here?" Andy asks him.

The Pampa Grill

"I have to admit that I am not happy that you bailed out Robbie from jail," Tyler picks up his cup of coffee before he looks over at Natasha as they sit across from one another in the restaurant. Tyler was just informed by his girlfriend that she bailed out Robbie from jail after he was arrested for his role in Cheresa's kidnapping. In Tyler's mind, Robbie should have stayed in jail because he tried to ruin his campaign with Cheresa.

"I am not going to apologize for that," Natasha replies to him quickly. "I know that Robbie isn't perfect, but he is my family after all."

"So you support him?" Tyler asks her quickly. "You think him hiring that Tara woman to scare Cheresa is okay?"

"I didn't say that," Natasha tells him quickly. "I have been very hard on him for his actions. That being said, I don't think that Robbie is responsible for the kidnapping. Tara did that all on her own."

"Had Robbie not hired her in the first place, none of this would have happened!" Tyler huffs back to her. "You know that Cheresa has told me that she doesn't want to model anymore? She's so scared by this event that she doesn't want to continue with this career."

"I am not sure what to say to you, Tyler."

"You don't have to say anything," Tyler rolls his eyes back to her. "Just know that your family, your brother, he went too far this time. And, he will pay for it. I will make sure that Robbie pays for what he has done."

Roboto

Kim slowly opens the door to the main office at Roboto and moves inside. She looks around the office and instantly has so many memories come flooding back to her. She has spent so much time in the office that it is impossible for her not to have memories come back to her. She moves up to the desk and picks up a picture of her, Bob, Robbie and Natasha from Christmastime years earlier. She runs her finger over the glass before she sets the frame back down. She finds herself moving her hands to her stomach, where she should be feeling her baby.

"Damnit, maybe coming back to work this soon was a mistake," she whispers to herself as she shakes her head trying to prevent herself from crying. "I have to get it together."

She moves to the sofa to grab her purse when she hears the door open and Robbie appears. "Robbie, what are you doing here?"

"Probably the same thing as you," Robbie replies to her. "I am just trying to clear my head and focus on rebuilding my life, in some way."

"I heard that you were arrested," Kim tells him quickly. "Why didn't you call me?"

"I didn't think you'd bail me out," he reveals to her. "You've been so…distant…with me, Kim."

Kim nods back to him but doesn't say anything. "Please, Kim," Robbie moves up to his wife. "Can we please put this behind us? Can we please try to move on with our lives?"

Kim looks back at him before she shakes her head no. "I don't think it's possible," she whispers to him. "I don't think I can forgive you, Robbie. You are the reason my baby is dead and that nothing you ever say is going to change that."

MW Investigations

"I still can't believe that Dad has another bastard child in Leah," Lukas huffs to Meggan as he paces back and forth in her office. Lukas tried to act supportive when Leah revealed to him and Meggan that Frederick is also her biological father, but he is really stunned by the news. He feels like this is another blow to his family, and he isn't sure if he likes it.

"Well, we don't know for sure that it's true, but it is surprising, that I can agree with," Meggan replies to him quickly.

"It was bad enough to learn about Daisy but now Leah too? I don't know how much more of this I can handle."

"I hope we aren't interrupting," Leah announces to Meggan and Lukas as she and Daisy appear at the doorway, having heard the tail end of Lukas' rant. "But we wanted to be here for the TV appearance."

Meggan uneasily looks back at Lukas and gives him an eye for him not to carry on with his negative comments about their half-siblings. "Of course you two can be here, after all we are all siblings now, right?"

"I still can't believe that Frederick is also your father," Daisy looks over at Leah. "It seems like he fathered a lot of children."

"I am still in shock too," Leah looks back at her. "I'm sure we all are. But it doesn't change the truth, I guess?"

"Let's hope this works," Lukas chimes in. "Because if Dad comes home, we could find out the truth once and for all."

"That's what we all want," Leah uneasily nods back to him. "For the truth to come out."

Dominick's Townhouse

"Where is Abby?" Felicia asks Dominick, who moves back into the living room of his townhouse. Felicia is still rattled from the fact that Dominick returned home from Las Vegas married to Abby. She had told Tyler and Leah that she was worried that Dominick would elope with Abby but she had hoped that he would come to his senses. Now, she knows that they are going to have to deal with this new marriage even though that is the last thing that she wants to do.

"I believe she went to see her family," Dominick replies to her. "But I am glad that we are alone, Felicia. We need to talk and come to an understanding."

"Yes, I think that is a wonderful idea."

"I am married to Abby now," Dominick cross his arms over his chest. "You, and everyone else in this family, are going to learn to respect her. I won't tolerate any more lashing out at her, is that understood?"

"Dominick," Felicia begins to reply to him. "You have to understand where we are coming from here! Abby is the age of your grandchild, for crying out loud! She is nothing more than a gold digger! Please, tell me that you, at the very least, had a prenup signed before you married her!"

"She is not a gold digger," Dominick huffs back to her. "She and I are in love with one another."

"My God, so there's no prenup?" Felicia gasps back to him, as she thinks of another way out of this. "Wait, if you get an annulment, she won't be entitled to anything! We can annul this marriage today, Dominick, and it will be like this marriage never happened at all."

"I am not going to annul my marriage Felicia," Dominick replies to her quickly. "I am going to spend the rest of my life with Abby, so I suggest you get used to it."

"Dominick, please..."

"Not another word on the subject," Dominick cuts her off quickly as Felicia sighs in frustration. "I am in love with my wife, and that is the end of the discussion."

Twin Peaks General Hospital

Victoria opens the door to Bryce's hospital room and moves inside. She looks at the man that she is in love with and tries to remain positive that he will survive. After talking with Donovan, she hopes that planning this hospital wedding, it will help Bryce get the strength to come out of this on the other side.

"It's me," she says to him as she sits next to him. "I've been thinking about what you said, Bryce, and I'm planning a wedding for us. I hope that makes you happy. I hope that helps you get the strength to come back to me."

Bryce's eyes start to flutter a little and he moans. "Yes, I'm here Bryce," Victoria grabs his hand. "Please, wake up, please come back to me."

"The….baby…." Bryce says as his eyes remain shut. "The….baby…."

Victoria leans back and arches her eyebrow, confused by what he is saying. "A baby?" she whispers to herself in confusion. "What baby?"

"And….Eva…Eva…." Bryce continues to mumble.

Victoria feels the blood drain from her face. "My mother? Why is he whispering my dead mother's name?"

Next One Day at a Time
- Victoria and Bryce's wedding begins
- Andy realizes that Nicholas and Clayton are lovers
- Jacob's news stuns Cassie

 
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