I Can't Do This Without You.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Billy proposes, Olivia and Doris chat and Shayne wonders what happened.

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James and Daisy wake up in the woods together and listen to the birds. They talk about what they want for breakfast. After they get dressed, they make plans for the evening. "I'm glad we came camping," she says. They kiss and drive back to town.

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Billy goes to see Vanessa at the station. She's swamped with work Dinah left behind. She's not even sure she can take care of it all. He can tell that she's really missing her daughter and tries to reassure her. "You're not okay if your kids aren't okay," she says. He hugs her.

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Shayne drives up to Bill as he's trying to put together a door frame. He asks him if he knows where Dinah is. Bill has no idea. They talk over the night she left. Shayne doesn't know what to do with the wedding ring she left behind. Bill tells him that he still thinks they belong together. Billy stops by and Shayne leaves.

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Reva calls Josh and wakes him up as he sleeps beside Olivia. She needs him to come over and fix her plumbing. He apologizes to Olivia. She kisses him and thanks him.

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Josh arrives at Cross Creek and fixes the sink. He asks Reva if she needs help with anything else or some company. She insists that everything is fine so he leaves to check on his son. As soon as he's gone, she begins talking to Jeffrey's picture, telling him that she needs someone to help... just not Josh.

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Olivia is getting coffee at the minimart when she spots Rafe. She asks after Nat but he ignores her. She says it's stupid for them to act like this. He's glad to see that she's in pain and walks away.

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Rafe runs into Marina at the courthouse. They talk about how much he misses his mom. Doris enters but stays out of sight and listens. Marina tells him that parents sometimes make choices without thinking about what it will do to their kids. He loves his mom more than anybody, but things are different now. She tells him never to doubt his love for his mom and advises him to take a look around... like at Ashlee and Doris. Compared to them, they are doing well.

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Daisy goes into Company and Billy begins quizzing her about what she's been up to. She finally admits that she went camping with James. "Were you careful?" he asks. She assures him they were. Rafe comes in and she invites him swimming at the Spauldings later. Marina sits down and thinks it must be weird for her to be hanging out with Rafe and James at the same time.

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Josh goes to see Vanessa to ask her where Dinah is. He wants her to sign some annulment papers and stay away from his son. She defends her daughter but Josh says that Dinah has manipulated his son just like she manipulates everyone. Shayne walks in and stops them. "If she came home today, I would take her back," he says. He cuts his father off and asks to talk to Vanessa alone. Shayne asks her where Dinah is. She admits she wouldn't tell him if she knew. Dinah waited a long time to become a good person and her last mistake was too much for her. He admits that he doesn't know what to do now. "You'll figure it out," she says. He wanted the marriage to be forever. She explains that Dinah left the rings with him because they belong to him. He gives them to her and tells her he wants Dinah to have them.

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Doris finds Olivia pouting and eating vanilla ice cream. She tells her friend that she just isn't lovable. Doris sits with her and Olivia lists all of her problems and how she wants to be loved. The mayor tells her she already has that. Olivia's daughters love her for who she is, just like her daughter does, and neither of them have been particularly lovable mothers. Olivia thanks her, gives her a peck on the cheek and walks out.

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Bill runs into Reva and tells her that his sister didn't mean to hurt her or Shayne. She doesn't want to talk about it. When he walks away, she remembers that she left her son in the car and runs back to get him. She cries and repeats, "You're okay." After she takes the baby inside, she mumbles, "I can't do this without you." She puts photos of Jeffrey all over the walls and begins talking to them.

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Rafe walks into the minimart and sits with James. He tells him that he is cool with him dating Daisy. Rafe still cares about her and just wants to make sure that she doesn't get hurt.

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The Lewis men are working on Bill's house when Billy announces that he is going to marry Vanessa again. Josh tells him he should have done this a long time ago.

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Doris calls her mom and asks her out for dessert so they can spend some time together.

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Billy goes to WSPR to see Vanessa and offer her a distraction, "I was thinking of marrying you," he says. "Were you thinking of asking me?" she asks. He hasn't worked that out yet. They laugh and kiss.

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Shayne and Bill work on his house.

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Josh returns to Olivia's to check in on her. She tells him he's a good friend. He's glad he could help. After he leaves, she goes inside and calls Ava and Emma. "I was hoping you were ready to come home," she tells her little girl.

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Next on Guiding Light:

Jenna visits Buzz.

Mallet asks Marina away on vacation.

Ed asks Alan for help bringing Phillip back. "You've come to the wrong place," Alan tells him.

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