The Stars Look Different Tonight
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: December 04, 2022
Theme song: "Magic" Kylie
Tower's, The Penthouse; Cory & Leah's Home
Leah paces back and forth in the living room of the penthouse that she lives in with Cory. She knows that in a short time Meggan and Lukas will be going on live TV to make a plea to Frederick to come home. She is still reeling from everything that she has learned these last few months; first, she finally remembered that she gave birth in Santa Barbara when she was there all those years ago. She had forgotten about this because Frederick had been giving her memory loss pills; once she remembered this, she was worried that she would never be able to locate her child because they believed Frederick was dead. However, she, and the rest of Frederick's children, learned that he is actually alive and well. Now, they are desperate to find him because he could be the way to find her child.
However, she can't help but also think about the fact that Abby has claimed that Frederick, not Dominick, is her biological father. If Frederick is found, she knows that they can find out, for certain, if Abby's claim is true. If it is, she has no idea what she is going to do because her entire life would be turned upside down.
"You're going to burn a hole in floor," Cory uneasily chuckles back to her as he moves down the stairs of the penthouse and spies his lover walking around. "Do you want a drink to help calm your nerves?"
"I don't think it would help," Leah admits to him. "I have a lot riding on this TV appearance that Meggan and Lukas are going to do."
"You need Frederick to come back, it is reasonable that you want this to go well."
"I need Frederick to come back to for many reasons," Leah tells him. "One, to find out if he is my father or not and two, so he can tell me where my son or daughter is. My entire future is riding on this TV appearance."
Cory moves up and pulls her into a hug. "Just know that we will figure this out, Leah, whether Frederick comes home or not."
Leah uneasily nods back to him. "It would just be so much easier if he was here," she whispers back to him. "I need Frederick to come home, Cory. I need it more than I've needed anything else before in my life."
When you enter City Hall, there is a small desk to the left where there are brochures about things to do in Twin Peaks. Beyond the desk, there is a large rotunda where many city events take place. On the second level of the rotunda, there are offices for the city officials, like the city council and the mayor. Currently, the rotunda is set up to host a press conference. There are two chairs and a camera crew ready to film.
"Are you ready to do this?" Lukas asks Meggan as he moves up to his sister. They are close to going live on TV to make a plead to Frederick to come home. Lukas is still reeling from the fact that their father is alive; if Frederick could come home, it would make everything more real to him.
"As ready as I will ever be," Meggan replies to him. "I know that this was my idea, but the idea of Frederick coming back into our lives is scary at the same time."
"I know," Lukas nods back to her. "But it would also be good to have him back. He could answer a lot of questions that we all have."
"Like about how Leah could be his daughter?"
"Ugh," Lukas groans back to her. "Don't remind me about that. I am hoping that is some huge mistake."
Before Meggan can reply, one of the camera men approaches her and clears his throat to get her attention. "We are ready for you two whenever you are."
"No time like the present," Meggan replies to him as she and Lukas move to the chairs and sit down.
The camera man counts down from five to one and the green light on the camera goes on. Meggan nervously looks over at Lukas.
"Good day," Lukas says into the camera. "I am Lukas Richardson, and this is my sister Meggan."
"The reason we are on air today," Meggan continues. "Is because we know our father, Dr. Frederick Richardson, is alive. He didn't lie like we all believed. So, Dad, if you're watching this, please come home to us. Please come back so we can be with you again."
"Yes, Dad," Lukas continues to look into the camera. "Please come home. We love you and we miss you."
From behind the camera man, Daisy watches her half-siblings plead with Frederick to come home and she has mixed emotions about it. She knows that Frederick caused a lot of heartache to many people, including her mother, but she also knows that she never really got to know him as her father. This could be her chance, which she feels like she needs right now because she is pregnant with Vinny's child.
Meanwhile, in the Calimo cabin, Frederick sits on the sofa with his IPad on his lap. He left Raven's Meadow once he heard that Vinny was dead because he knew that Victoria and Bryce could reveal that he is alive. He had to ensure that no one knew where he was because he isn't ready for everyone to know the truth just yet. He has too many plans set in motion for anything to be ruined now.
He arches his eyebrow at the sight on the screen, however. Lukas and Meggan are asking him to come home. He smiles at the sight of his children; despite all of the problems they had before he "died", he always loved his children. Seeing them on live TV makes his heart warm.
"But I'm still not ready," he whispers to himself. "I'm not ready to go home just yet but soon. Very soon."
"I am surprised to see you in the office," Natasha says as she opens the door to the main office at Roboto and sees her brother standing at the bar pouring himself a cup of coffee. Natasha thought that Robbie would take a few days off work to deal with the loss of his unborn child and the fact that he was arrested for his role in Cheresa's kidnapping. "I thought you'd take a couple days to process everything that has happened."
Robbie takes a sip of his coffee before he looks back at his sister. "Honestly, Nat, being at home just makes things worse. I am left with my own thoughts and realize how many mistakes I have made these last few months."
"I can't argue with that," Natasha nods back to him. "Hiring Tara was not your best move that you've ever made, that is for sure."
"The worst part about this is that Kim is still blaming me for her miscarriage," Robbie sighs back to her. "I don't know if there is anything I can do to make this up to her, Nat."
"I spoke to her the other day," Natasha reveals to Robbie. "This situation has brought up a lot of memories of Blake. That was the worst time of her entire life; I think she just needs time and she will come back around."
Robbie arches his eyebrow back to her. "I hope you're right," he whispers back to her. "Because the way it feels right now, my marriage might be over."
"I'm glad that you felt like you were up to having a drink with me," Greg tells Kim as they sit across from one another in the restaurant with glasses of wine in front of them. Greg understands that Kim has been going through a lot these last few weeks as she deals with her miscarriage, but he is happy that she is still getting out and about because otherwise she risks the chance of becoming depressed.
Kim takes a sip of her wine and then looks back at him. "Of course," she replies to him. "Honestly, it is good to see a friendly face. It reminds me that I am not the only one going through life, you know?"
"You're being very brave, Kim."
Kim chuckles back to him. "It's fine that you want to gush about your grandson, Greg," she tells her friend. "BJ is very cute and you must be so proud."
"I am," Greg nods back to her as he gets a smile on his face. "I don't want to go on too much about my new grandchild when I know what you're going through."
Kim gets tears in her eyes as she reaches over and grabs his hand. "I appreciate that and everything that you're doing for me, okay? Am I still in pain from my miscarriage? Yes, of course I am. But that shouldn't stop you, stop us, from celebrating this wonderful addition to your family."
Greg looks back at her and is in awe of how strong she is being. So many other women would not want to hear about a new child when they just lost one of their own. "You're an incredible woman, you know that?"
Kim lets a tear fall down her cheek before she wipes it away quickly. "Thanks," she chuckles back to him. "I just hope that this is the last loss that I have to go through. I don't know how much more I can take, you know?"
Greg nods back to her. "Just remember that I am here for you, whenever, however you need me Kim. You will never be alone, not as long as I am around."
Tyler watches Meggan and Lukas' press conference on his laptop while he sits behind his desk at Robertson Enterprises. He can't believe that Frederick is alive and he knows that if the doctor returns to town, all hell could break loose. He always believed that Frederick was obsessed with Felicia; the fact that Abby has claimed that Leah is really Frederick's daughter is further proof of that, in his mind.
He shuts the laptop and sighs. "God help us all if Frederick returns to town," he says as he pours himself a gin and tonic and takes a sip of it immediately. He turns when he hears a soft knock on the office door and sees Cheresa moving inside the office.
"Cheresa, hi," Tyler tells his model. He knows that she has been suffering from some form of PTSD since she was kidnapped and she told him that she didn't want to model anymore but he is hoping that with time, she will heal and agree to do another campaign for Robertson Enterprises. "How are you feeling, any better?"
Cheresa uneasily gulps back to him as she knows that the conversation she is about to have with him will not be a pleasant one. "I am doing okay," she nods back to him. "My Mom, Trenyce, just had a baby, so that is exciting."
"I heard that," Tyler chuckles back to her. "You know, your Mom and I used to be close once upon a time. The next time you see her, please tell her that I am very happy for her."
"I will, thanks."
"So, what can I do for you? Are you ready to get back into modelling? The team and I have been thinking of some great ad's that we could have out by Valentine's Day."
"I'm afraid that won't be happening," Cheresa opens her purse and passes him a letter. "This is my resignation letter. I am leaving Robertson, effective immediately."
Tyler takes the letter from her and feels his blood start to boil. He isn't mad at Cheresa, in fact, he understands why she is apprehensive to get back in front of the camera. However, he is livid with Robbie for putting this all into motion. Not only did Robbie's actions result in Cheresa being kidnapped, but now she has quit working for him altogether.
"I hate to see you go," Tyler tells her. "But I do understand. Promise me one thing?"
"When you're ready to come back to modelling, you will think of Robertson Enterprises?" Tyler asks her. "You are beacon of light, Cheresa and we'd love to have you here."
Cheresa uneasily nods back to him. "I'll keep that in mind, for sure, Tyler."
Abby moves into the living room of the house that she now lives in with her husband. She almost can't believe that she has married Dominick, but she is reminded of it everytime she looks down on her finger and sees the large diamond ring. She smiles to herself as she moves to the bar and pours herself a glass of white wine. She takes a sip of it as she thinks that she is going to get used to the fact that she married to one of the richest men in Twin Peaks and the country.
"Darling, you're having wine," Dominick moves into the living room and sees his wife, deep in thought. "What is the occasion?"
"I am still on cloud nine that you and I are married," she turns to face him. "Part of me still can't believe this is my life."
"Do you want me to pinch you to remind you that it's real?" he winks back to her.
"Maybe later," she purrs back to him. "I don't know if you saw but Lukas and Meggan went on TV today and asked Frederick to come back to Twin Peaks. This means that we could finally get some real answers about Frederick being Leah's father."
Dominick sighs back to her. "The last thing that anyone needs is for that son of a bitch to come back to Twin Peaks," he huffs back to her. "When Frederick was here before his so called death, he created chaos wherever he went."
"Does that mean that you don't want to know the truth about you and Leah?"
"What difference would it make?" Dominick shrugs his shoulders. "She is still my daughter regardless of what DNA says. I have raised her life she is mine own, she will always be my child."
Abby moves up and hugs him. "You're a wonderful man and a great father, Dominick. I hope Tyler and Leah realize how lucky they are to have you."
"I am lucky to have you," Dominick looks into her eyes as they exit their embrace. "Which reminds me, I have to call my lawyer today."
Abby arches her eyebrow back to him. "Your lawyer? Why? What's going on?"
"It's about my will," Dominick replies to her quickly. "I have to make some amendments now that I have a new wife."
Abby feels her cheeks flush but she can't help but get a smile on her face. "That's very generous of you."
"Don't worry," Dominick chuckles back to her. "I'm not planning on going anywhere anytime soon but when I do, I will ensure that my beloved wife is taken care of."
Helen grabs her coffee from the barista and moves over to the coffee bar to add some cream and sugar to her beverage. She felt like she needed another hot drink because the weather has turned rather chilly outside. As she puts a lid on her coffee, she turns and sees Shane sitting alone at the window seat. She can't help but remember the last time that she saw Adam, he told her that he was going to tell Robin the truth about how she and Shane worked together to break up Adam and Robin's relationship. She pleaded with Adam not to do this because she feels like enough people have been hurt but Adam insisted that Robin knew the truth.
"You look a million miles away," Helen moves up to Shane, who looks back at her at the sound of her voice. "Is everything okay? Or do I have even have to ask?"
"I am assuming that you heard about Adam's visit to my house last night?" Shane replies to her quickly.
"I did," Helen sits next to him. "Adam told me he was going to tell Robin the truth about you and I working together."
"What's ironic," Shane tells her. "Is that I was going to tell Robin anyways. She admitted to me that she still had Adam in her heart and I just thought I don't know, that she should know the truth. Anyways, Adam arrived and made a huge scene out of it all."
"So Robin knows the truth now?" Helen asks him back. "She knows that it was my idea for you to sue for custody of Dominique so she would move out of Adam's?"
"Yup," Shane puts his head down. "She was furious. She slapped me across the face and has, since, told me she wants an annulment."
"Oh Shane," Helen puts her hand on his shoulder. "I am so sorry. This is all my fault "
"No, it's not all your fault," Shane replies to her quickly. "I didn't have to go along with your idea. We both wanted what we wanted and now, we have to deal with the fallout."
"I just hope and pray that things blows over quickly," Helen tells him. "We have such history with Adam and Robin that they couldn't possibly stay mad at us forever, right?"
Shane uneasily smiles back to her before he nods a little. "Yea, I hope so too."
Adam hears the doorbell ring so he stands up from the sofa, where he was watching Lukas and Meggan's press conference asking Frederick to come home. He walks to the door and is surprised to see Robin standing on the other side. The last time he saw her, she was slapping Shane across the face as the truth came out about his plotting with Helen to split them up. He doesn't know how she is feeling now but he will find out.
"Robin, hi, come in, it's cold out there," Adam tells her as Robin scurries into the foyer of the house.
"It is cold but it was delayed this year, which is a good thing," she replies to him. "I hope this is a good time?"
"It's fine," Adam nods back to her. "I've actually been thinking about you. It's the first time that I'm seeing you since the truth came out."
"The truth," Robin shakes her head back to him. "I still can't believe that Shane and Helen worked together to break us up. And, it worked like a charm. I feel so dumb."
"Don't feel dumb, we had no way of knowing that Shane and Helen would go that far to keep us apart."
"I never thought that they would work together," Robin admits to him. "And you know the worst part? They used my daughter, my beloved Dominique, to get what they wanted. I can't believe that they would do that."
"The saving grace is that the truth is out," Adam looks back at her. "We can just move forward now, if that's possible."
"That's exactly what I want," Robin looks into his eyes. "And, I think I have a pretty good idea of how we can start."
"How?" Adam asks her quickly.
Robin rushes up to him and kisses him passionately on the lips. They part ways for a moment before he leans back into her and kisses her again.
Peaks General Hospital
"I still can't believe that we are husband and wife," Victoria smiles to Bryce as she sits next to him in his hospital room. Earlier, priest came and performed a short, simple ceremony in front of Donovan that allowed the couple to be married. Victoria arranged for the wedding to take place because Bryce had asked her to marry him before he dies. She only hopes that the wedding and marriage will give Bryce the strength he needs to pull through this situation.
"Believe it baby," Bryce manages to smile back to her. "You're my wife until the day I die."
"I am hoping that isn't for a very, very long time," Victoria replies to him. "You have so much to life for Bryce, promise me that you won't stop fighting."
Bryce shakes his head back to her. "Of course I won't," he says as his eyes start to shut. "I I'm getting sleepy."
"Yes, you are," Victoria tells him. "You've had a busy morning. But, before you sleep, there is something I have to ask you."
Victoria arches her eyebrow back to him as she recalls how the previous day she heard him mumble Eva's name and something about a baby; she has no idea why he would have said her mother's name, but she hasn't been able to stop thinking about it.
"Yesterday when you were resting," Victoria begins to explain to him. "You kept repeating somethings that I don't understand."
"What did I say?" Bryce asks her, as his eyes close again.
"The baby," she replies to him quickly. "And Eva. You know that Eva is my mother's name, why were you calling out for my mother? And what baby were you talking about?"
Bryce's eyes close again and he starts to say something but he doesn't respond to Victoria. "Bryce?" Victoria asks him, realizing that he has fallen asleep. She touches his face and looks at her husband. "You rest now, because you will answer me, Bryce. I need to know what the hell is going on with my mother."
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