Now What?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Bill stops the wedding, Ruthledge offers to help fix things for Josh, Cassie takes Will out.

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At the bar, Bill tries to halt the wedding. He tells Lizzie he's trying to save her life. Jonathan tries to shove him out the door. Bill tells them that Lizzie should be afraid of what she's getting herself into. Reva gets between them and defends her son, saying that they are getting together to protect the baby. Bill blurts out that Jonathan is going to take off as soon as the wedding is over. Reva is livid to hear that her son is prepared to run out on her again. Josh suggests that they delay the service and Bill reminds Lizzie that she will be giving up her family. She can live with that. "You belong here and you belong with me!" he shouts. Her jaw drops. She asks him if he loves her. "Shut up and get outta here!" Jonathan starts screaming at his rival. His mother pushes him back and tells him he can't leave her again; it's not right for her or Sarah. She tells Jeffrey to remind Jonathan that they have his back. To her dismay, Jeffrey says that her son has the right idea. This only makes Reva more angry. Josh begins defending Reva's position. "Why does Josh understand this and you don't?" Reva asks Jeffrey. Cassie is disgusted to see Josh and Reva teaming up again and storms out. Bill tries to stop things once again and Jonathan continues to shout. Alan suddenly arrives and everyone jumps. He insists that he isn't going to try and take Sarah away again. Things have changed since he discovered that Beth's baby was his. Lizzie tells Alan to sit down and takes Jonathan's hand to proceed with the wedding. Billy pulls his son away.


As Josh resumes the ceremony, Jonathan spends the whole time thinking of Tammy. There is a long pause before he will say, "I do." When Lizzie's turn comes, she looks over at Jonathan before admitting, "I don't think I can do this." She drops her bouquet and backs off. She can't promise to be with him for the rest of their lives; that's a really long time. "I can make it shorter," he offers. Alan doesn't like these threats. Lizzie gets him, to back off and tells Jonathan again that she can't do this. She runs away and Alan stops him from running after her. Josh gets between the men and tries to calm them. As he follows Lizzie out, he runs into Reverend Ruthledge who informs him that he has a solution to his problems.


At the bar, Alan reminds Jonathan that a baby isn't enough to sustain a marriage. Jonathan throws it back in his face but Alan insists that he's trying to be a new man and he only wants Sarah to have a normal life. He hands Sarah off to Jeffrey and then threateningly grabs Beth's baby. Alan demands he give the baby back. "As soon as I get back Tammy!" he barks. Beth begs for the baby but Jonathan thinks she'd be better off with him. Alan insists that he doesn't want to take Sarah away and Beth backs him up, claiming that Alan can be a wonderful man. Jonathan cries and laughs as Alan continues to explain that he isn't a threat. Jeffery interrupts the tense moment by pointing out that Sarah is "leaking". Jonathan lets Beth have her baby back so he can look after his daughter. He gives her a bottle and turns his back on Jeffrey.


Cassie goes to the school and flirts with Chad the security guard so she can get some time with Will. She takes the boy over to Company but he just wants to go home. He tells her that the kids at the school cry all night and he can't sleep. Even he cries at night, he says. Suddenly, Reva walks in, surprised to see Cassie with her son. Cassie doesn't like her sister stalking her around town. Reva is angry that the boy is out of the institution again. "Your son killed his father," Reva points out. "So did yours," Cassie reminds her. When she turns her back, Reva grabs her and Will leaps to her defense. "You be quiet! That's why my mom wanted to smash up your house!" he yells at his aunt. Cassie tells the boy to sit down. Reva can't believe that Cassie attacked her home. Cassie reminds her that it's Josh's house. She can't believe that she still lives there; it's like a shrine to her past with him. "You have never gotten over the fact that I 'stole' your husband," she accuses. "You've attacked me twice. Ask me what happens the third time," Reva challenges. Cassie walks away.


Josh and the reverend go over to the church. Ruthledge claims that he is still proud of Josh; he thinks that he's a real "people's minister", but he needs to make people aware of his mistakes and his regrets. "You've tried to make up for your mistakes, but Cassie hasn't," he says. Josh needs to get Cassie to apologize to Alan, even though they know she isn't sorry. Ruthledge explains that the congregation can forgive him, but they don't trust Cassie. They have to find some way to bring her around. Jeffrey walks in. "I don't remember where in The Bible it says 'thou shalt sell out thine own wife,'" he says. Josh defends himself and Cassie to the reverend, refusing to sell his wife out to anyone.


Billy takes his son to Cross Creek and tells him the story of how HB proposed to Miss Martha. Bill doesn't understand. "You are a big jerk. You're the only guy I know who can make Jonathan look like the safer option," Billy comments. He tells his son that he can't get Lizzie back by "out- Jonathaning Jonathan". She doesn't need a jerk like him, she needs someone she can count on. Bill continues defending himself and says that Lizzie doesn't even know what she wants. "Actually Bill, that's where you're wrong," Lizzie announces as she steps through the door. Bill said things at the ceremony that she can't get out of her head. She shows him her ringless finger and Billy decides it's time to leave them alone. "Now what?" she asks. Reluctantly he tells her that he couldn't stand the thought of losing her. They begin to kiss passionately. He apologizes for being such a jerk and thanks her for listening to him. "You're a very lucky man," she says, before walking out. "I must be," he smiles to himself. As she walks down the lane, Jonathan leaps out and grabs her, stifling her screams. "Till death do us part," he growls as he drags her away. He puts her in a car and begins to drive, telling her that Bill is his enemy and now she has made herself his enemy too. Moments later, Bill walks out looking for her. He goes to the bar searching for her but she's nowhere to be found.


Alan and Beth go over to the Spaulding building. She expects a big speech about the baby's future as a Spaulding. He reminds her that it wasn't that long ago she wanted a future as a Spaulding herself. Then they start talking about how awful the name Bernadette is...besides, Beth admits, she doesn't want the child to have to live up to Bert's legacy or to Alan's. She wants to call the girl Peyton, after the quarterback. Alan likes that. He tells her that he wants all of the vengeance and vendettas to end. He will do it by proving how much he loves her and their daughter. She tells him that sometimes, on rare occasions, he really can be a wonderful man. He promises they won't be so rare occasions anymore; he's finished with his old tricks. At that moment, Rick is in jail screaming to be let out.

Jeffrey goes to the institution to check on Will. The guard starts delaying the visit and Will peers out, spotting a taser sitting on the desk. Meanwhile, Josh goes to see Reva to talk about how things are going wrong. At the same time, Cassie goes off alone and starts talking to Tammy's spirit again.


Next on Guiding Light:

Reva's angry with her sister and they have a confrontation in the woods.

Jeffrey and Josh worry about the troublesome sisters.

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