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    Dinah and Mallet Cross a Line

    Wednesday, September 13 2006
    Mallet and Dinah have an 'anti-party' that might turn into a wedding. Jeffrey has an urgent problem.


    Mallet and Dinah

    Harley wakes a highly hung-over Dinah and immediately begins to badger her about getting back with Mallet while she still has the chance. Once Dinah has gotten up, she sits down at her computer to write a letter to Mallet when he, rather angrily, strides in and shows her the photos of her drunken barroom performance as they appeared on the website. In a conflicted exchange, they grill one another about who they've been sleeping with before Mallet tries to get out of the argument by claiming that, even if she is sleeping with half of the town, it's none of his business anymore. Suddenly, they get simultaneous calls regarding the wedding reception and realize that they hadn't cancelled any of the preparations; the wedding is going ahead as planned, whether they like it or not. They try every sob story they can invent to get refunds on their arrangements but none of them pan out. Dinah finally declares that she is not going to listen to him whine all day and will just use the reception, which she helped to pay for, to celebrate her independence from him. Mallet says that she can't have the party without him there because he paid for the other half of it, so he'll be celebrating his independence from her.


    Guests begin to file into the reception room baffled by the 'anti-party' for a wedding that isn't supposed to take place. Harley drags Dinah into a corner and continues to push her to get back with Mallet but she repeats, once again, that she won't be with a man who she can't trust. Just as she walks away from Harley, Blake appears to tell her that not marrying Mallet will be the biggest mistake of her life. Dinah says she just thinks that because she wants Jeffrey for herself. As the party progresses, the 'his' and 'her' guests carefully segregated on opposite ends of the room, Dinah and Mallet begin trying to arouse each other's jealousy by flirting with the waitstaff. This goes so far as Dinah suggestively dancing with one of the waiters until Mallet stops her and raises her over his shoulder before dropping her down again. As the couple continues to argue, the room darkens and a video montage of Dinah and Mallet's relationship starts to play on a big screen. At the end, everyone claps and the on-again-off- again couple stare at one another. He tells her that they had some good times and she agrees, realizing that their relationship really was something and they don't want to argue about it anymore. He leans into her and tells her that he suddenly has the 'freaky urge' to hear her say 'I do.'

    Dinah goes out on the balcony to think over what Mallet has just proposed, but still isn't sure he meant it. He follows her and tells her that he does want to marry her right there and then, just as they'd planned. He tells her that he's been going crazy without her and that, whatever problems they have, they can only work them out together. They engage in a flirtatious litany, naming off all of the habits that annoy and endear them to each other until she finally agrees that she will marry him. They enter back into the reception room and announce the wedding will go ahead, an announcement met with a flurry of applause. Vanessa tells Dinah that she came prepared and calls Matt in with Dinah's dress. When she is helping Dinah get dressed, Dinah asks her if she arranged the video and she says 'of course'; she thinks that they're perfect together.

    After Vanessa runs off to give the go ahead, and just as the music comes up for Dinah to head down the aisle, Jeffrey appears and tells her he needs her to do something. An annoyed Dinah tells him that she's busy at the moment and really can't be late for where she's going. Jeffrey says that she will have to be late; there's trouble and it has to be dealt with right now. He tells her that the agency is going after him. They have already sent their file on him to Alan-Michael and it's sitting on his desk waiting for him so, she will have to go to Alan-Michael's office while he's stuck at the wedding, and grab it. Meanwhile, at the altar, Mallet is getting nervous and tells Frank he is going off to look for Dinah. Once he gets in the hallway, he sees her disappear in the elevator with Jeffrey. Jeffrey continues to hound her and reminds her that if he gets caught, he will make sure that she goes to prison for her role in the fire. Dinah protests that she's innocent and didn't really do anything wrong, but he counters that no one will believe that, that 'the truth won't set you free: Only I can.' When the elevator door opens, Mallet is there waiting for her. She tells him that she has to run off and take care of something, but can't tell him what it is; he will just have to trust her. Mallet can't handle the threat of more secrets and demands to know what she's doing for Jeffrey. She is too afraid to tell him and, once he tells her that it will be over if she walks out the door, she leans into him, with tears running down her cheek, and kisses him before getting back in the elevator. Once the door has shut and she has vanished, Mallet tells Harley to go inside and send the minister home: The wedding is off.

    Next we find Dinah, still in her wedding dress, rummaging through Alan-Michael's desk for the file when Alan-Michael appears right behind her. He questions her being there and uses the opportunity of her broken wedding party to make a few lewd suggestions before he tells her to go home. Back at the party, the guests have all left and Marina drags a dejected Mallet down to her car to share drinks and watch baseball. By that time, Dinah has gone to Jeffrey's room and hands over the file before breaking down and collapsing on the floor in tears. He tells her that he's sorry, whether she believes it or not, for the night, for their past and for the fact that their lives will likely be intertwined until they die. Dinah seems to believe that this is the truth and says that that she can't be alone; she needs him to be with her through the night. With that, he pulls her from the floor and lays her out on the bed as they kiss.

    Next on GL: Will Mel catch Rick and Beth together? Lizzie becomes even more tempted by Jonathan. Josh can't believe Reva is moving in with Billy.

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    Posted by owaysl8 at Wednesday, September 13 2006 11:17 AM

    Okay, I'm just about "this" close to dropping this program from my "must watch" list. It has been bad enough dragging out Reva not telling Josh about her cancer. And it's been bad enough watching Billy moon and sigh over Reva and betray his brother by not telling him about Reva's illiness and exactly "why" she's been away. He's watched Josh go through hell and back with the heartache of not knowing why Reva left him and wonder if she really loves him or not. And NOW Billy and Reva come up with this stupid assinine plan of moving in together...GET REAL!!!!! Billy deserves a better life (not to mention storyline and love interest) and the writers seem to be doing anything and everything they can to disgust and insult the intelligence of it's viewers. I am SOOOOOOOOOO disgusted with this show and the writers!

    Posted by largale80 at Wednesday, September 13 2006 11:48 AM

    Guilding Light USE TO BE one of my favorites to watch although it's story line has gotten so ridiculously unreal & drawn out, I find myself watching less & less. Something has to give when the same story line is the same as the month before. Count me off your viewing list.....

    Posted by tascha at Wednesday, September 13 2006 12:51 PM

    I just skim through the paragraphs to see if I see Josh or Reva's name! This story line is getting so old! Let the Cancer thing out of the bag!

    Posted by #1SoapFan at Wednesday, September 13 2006 01:30 PM

    I think the cancer should be told about . i dont want to see josh and reva slip up and its getting bording come on i dont its right to hurt josh like that with this crap with billy now sucks . losing interest come on !!! i think beth need to keep her hands to her self , pls dont let them get caught by his wife @!!!!!!

    Posted by #1SoapFan at Wednesday, September 13 2006 01:33 PM

    IT REALLY PISSED ME OFF TODAY TO SEE THAT DINAH JUST RUINED HER CHANCE ALL FOR BUTTHOLE JEFFERY I THINK MALLET COULD AND WOULD OF HELPED HER , SHE IS SO STUPID AND SHE REGRET IT . SHE HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE HER LIFE BETTER . MALLET SHOULD GET WHAT HE DESERVES !!! GRRRRRRR

    Posted by CBSoapKing at Wednesday, September 13 2006 03:25 PM

    I share the disgruntlements here about GL. This used to be a great daytime drama but something went wrong with management. Part of the problem I believe might be some in-fighting among the cast due to Kim Zimmer (Reva) calling the shots on casting and storylines. That's not hard to figure now is it! The best way as viewers to send a message to GL for subpar shows is to simply stop watching the show. Changes would be made accordingly. Were it not for the primo acting of Jonathan and Dinah, I would have dished it a long time ago.

    Posted by butlerjulie at Wednesday, September 13 2006 04:16 PM

    I have been watching GL since I was in the 5th grade, even scheduling classes in college around this show. I'm close to never watching it again. I'm soo over this stupid story line of Reva and Josh, Billy and Reva, Dinah and Mallet, Dinah and Jefferey. I mean come on GL, give your audience something to watch!! This is just insulting our intelligence! And to think I used to want to be a part of the show so bad and now I can't even stand to watch it. It's like a bad car wreck, you don't want to watch but you do..arr..soo annoyed..

    Posted by Lymeka at Wednesday, September 13 2006 09:48 PM

    Why did Guiding Light move from 3pm to 10am. All these years since i was little, I use to come home from school and watch Guiding Light. I am now 26yrs old..and I still don't like getting up early. I'm use to it coming on 3pm. What happen to make it change after all these years, now i miss the show, I have to come to the site to find out what happened.

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