The Innocent One Among Us

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Beth gives birth, Alan loses everything, Reva thinks Jeffrey wants to dump her, Josh and Reva try to help Cassie.

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On the island, Beth starts to go into labor while Jonathan holds a gun at Alan's head. Jonathan wants him to beg for his life, but Alan doesn't seem threatened. Before Alan can turn his back, Jonathan grabs him and throws him against the wall. "It's time for you to pay!" he screams. Beth walks in on the scene, crying out for help and gripping the doorway. Jonathan refuses to let Alan help Beth. "I don't care what happens to Beth!" he screams. He's only ever cared about Tammy and his kid and Alan suffering. Alan wrestles with him and dares him to shoot him in the back. He runs over to Beth and promises to call for help. There is no time though— the baby is coming now. Alan tries to comfort Beth and asks Jonathan to help him get her off the floor. They put her on the couch and start arguing about what to do. Jonathan tries to give advice but admits that he didn't go to all the birthing classes. Beth groans and Alan runs off to get towels and hot water. Jonathan holds Beth's hand and reminds her to breathe. Alan returns with the towels and tells Jonathan the first aid kit is in the car. They bicker about who should get it and Alan finally yells at him to go. He sits with Beth and starts telling her to keep breathing.

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Lizzie catches Remy running away from her on Main street. She asks him if he's seen Jonathan. He changes the subject. "So Alan...his will is up-to-date right?" he asks. It doesn't take much for her to figure out what this remark means. Meanwhile, Josh tracks down Jeffrey and Reva at dinner. He informs them that Cassie has run off alone with Will. As the three of them worry, Lizzie shows up with the baby and asks them to babysit her before running off. Josh explains where he thinks Lizzie might have gone. Reva thinks it's best that the baby is with them then; after all, "She's the only innocent one among us." They start talking about Cassie again and how she is making the wrong choice. Cassie suddenly calls and, after a long pause, tells him where she is.

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On the island, Lizzie finds Jonathan outside the house. She grabs him and tells him he has to go. He tells her she needs to go inside and pushes her through the door. She finds her mother going into labor. "Now you have the three of us to help you Beth," Alan says. "I don't think that's going to make her feel any better," Jonathan grumbles. They gather around and the baby starts crowing as Jonathan struggles to pull on a latex glove. After the baby is born and cleaned up, Alan says it feels like everything is meant to be this way. He asks Jonathan to go outside with him and wait for the ambulance. Lizzie thanks her mother for what she's done to help protect her and Sarah.

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Outside, Alan thanks Jonathan for his help and says it's time for them to have a truce. Jonathan can keep Sarah and they will put the tragedy of Tammy behind them. This way, Jonathan won't have to run anymore and they will have a future. The only thing that counts is to Alan now is Beth's baby. Lizzie walks out, interrupting and telling Alan that Rick is still the father and Beth loves him; so Alan really has nothing. Alan stares inside at Beth. Rick returns and starts yelling at Alan, telling him that Beth has been lying to him since she got there. He walks inside and sits with Beth and the baby. Alan watches as they sit together, kissing and holding the child. Jonathan tells him to stay away from all of them and then taunts Alan when he sees tears in his eyes. He gloats over Alan's suffering. "Why don't you shoot me? It would be an act of kindness," Alan says. The ambulance arrives and takes Beth away. Lizzie announces that she and Jonathan are leaving. Alan asks them to stay; they just shared an important moment. She tells him that whatever it was, it's gone. He's left alone in the house.

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Jonathan and Lizzie go to Customs. She's just glad that she stopped him in time. He suddenly remembers that he left the gun in the bushes outside the house. She suggests that's probably good because if he was carrying it, he would be arrested. He seems disoriented. Meanwhile, Alan takes a few drinks and, stumbling outside, finds the gun.

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Back in town, Will and Cassie return home. He tells her he's glad she took him out of the school. She sends him upstairs to get ready for bed and then sits down on the couch. Ghost Tammy comes out of nowhere to comfort her mother. Cassie knows she shouldn't need this hallucination around all the time: Josh thinks it's bad, but he doesn't always know what's best. She rests on her daughter's lap and looks for some advice from her.

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Reva, Sarah and Jeffrey go to his office. She asks him if she is bothering him. He's not sure what she's talking about, but she obviously thinks something is wrong. She continues with a series of broken sentences and reminds him that there weren't supposed to be any strings but things have gotten more complicated. Is this getting to him? He admits it is. She puts on her coat. "Dump me tomorrow," she says, seeing he is too busy for her. That wasn't what he meant. He's not looking for a way out; their relationship is complicated, but it's worth it, he insists. He offers her a long list of compliments but stops himself before it gets too sappy. They smile.

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Josh returns home and finds Cassie sitting in the dark. She's been thinking about how much she loves him, but she hates what he did to Will. He doesn't regret what he's done. Will needs the kind of help she can't give him. He starts to justify himself and explains that the problem isn't all about Will— it's her as well. She walks away from him, accusing him of believing she's crazy. He doesn't think she is, he just wants to help. This doesn't feel like help to her. Will comes downstairs but Josh still wants to talk. Cassie tells him to go back to church. Grudgingly, he leaves. Will sits on the couch and starts flipping through the TV channels, turning away from Guiding Light to watch cartoons. Cassie sits down with him and he reminds her of all the times Josh hasn't listened to her. She gets on the phone to Daisy to babysit.

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Jeffrey and Reva go to the church and find Josh. They remind him that he should be talking to Cassie. He did talk to her, but she wouldn't listen. Jeffrey suggests that there are other options. They could have Will charged with a crime and send him away to get treatment. Cassie arrives, listening to them talk before she starts lashing out at them. Reva tells her they just want to help. Cassie accuses her of being a hypocrite. She reminds her that when Jonathan was tormenting the entire town, she did everything she could to protect him and wouldn't let anyone get involved. Josh tells her again that they are only trying to help her and Will. She remains unconvinced. "I will not fail Will the way I failed Tammy!" she screams. She accuses them of not listening and, when her sister reaches out to her, she shoves her down in a pew. Back at the house, Will is left alone with Daisy. He begins packing Josh's bags. He tells her that Josh is going for good this time. Once the bags are full, they can bring them to the curb.

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Next on Guiding Light:

Jonathan goes on the run with Sarah.

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