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    We Almost Got it Right.

    Monday, March 31 2008
    Harley and Natalia visit Gus before his surgery, Dinah reaches out to Mallet, the Spaulding assets are auctioned off.


    Olivia lays down on the park bench looking up at the sky. When she returns to the hospital, Gus is rushed in on a stretcher after being in a motorcycling accident. Meanwhile, Natalia returns to her new home where she gets a call from the hospital telling her of the accident. Elsewhere, Harley and Cyrus' lovemaking is interrupted by a knock at the door. Buzz has come to tell them of the accident.



    At Cedars, Jeffrey questions the cop investigating Gus' accident. Apparently he just skidded off the road. Rick comes out while Gus is prepped for surgery. He grimly shakes his head but lets Jeffrey in to talk to Gus quickly. Jeffrey tells Gus that he looks like crap. "What's your excuse?" Gus grumbles, barely conscious. Jeffrey asks him if there's anyone he should call. Gus tells him to call Alan but not to worry Olivia. Jeffrey promises to look after Olivia for him. Soon, Olivia is wheeled in and he tells her she doesn't look too good. He asks if her heart is coming. She says that it's been delayed. He tries to make a joke about his accident and tells her he only wanted to save her and be there for her. "You have been," she says. The time they've been together has changed everything for her. Having a park named after her was the most beautiful thing anyone's ever done for her. He apologizes for not marrying her, but he made a promise to Natalia and Rafe. She rests her head on his chest.



    A sobbing Natalia fumbles with her keys in the parking lot until Harley rushes up to her. The women go inside the hospital and Rick promptly hands them some paperwork. He tells them what's happened and says that they haven't found a way to stop the bleeding yet. "I don't know how I can tell my son," Natalia cries. When they get in to see Gus, he begs to know what is happening. Later, Rafe arrives and he and his mother look through the glass at Gus. He starts to cry and runs off, unable to face his father. Inside the room, Gus apologizes to Harley for never finishing her house. He continues to mumble and she cries before telling him that he is the love of her life and she needs him to fight so that they can be together. "You're the love of my life too...we almost got it right," he gasps as the nurses wheel him out. Alone, Harley collapses on the floor before Cyrus arrives to comfort her.



    As Lizzie and Bill climb out of the shower, she takes a break from their make-out session to spot a newspaper article on the bed. She realizes that her house, and everything in it, is going up for auction. He tells her that's her past but, to her, those things are all of her memories. She starts to talk about her toys and reminds him that not all of her time in the mansion was bad. She isn't going to let strangers take everything, she vows before walking out. She goes to Cedars looking for Lillian. Spotting Ava slouching in the corner, she walks over and smugly starts to gloat about moving in with Bill. Ava doesn't care; she has more important things on her mind, like her mother and Gus dying. Lizzie goes back to her room and plays with her dog before listening to music. Meanwhile, Dinah arrives at the mansion auction where Bill is looking over the objects for sale. He reminds her that Lizzie can't know about their role in destroying her family. After buying the doll house, he returns to his room and puts it on the bed. Lizzie smiles and hugs him.



    At Cedars, Olivia wakes up in her bed and Jeffrey tells her that the heart isn't coming for her. She left the hospital so the heart went to someone else. He rests his head on her shoulder. Later, Buzz arrives and she wakes up again. She tells him that she loved him and never meant to hurt him. "It's a long life isn't it? Full of great times and sad times," he muses. "You were the greatest of the great," he offers, kissing her. She asks him how Gus is. He walks out and Ava walks in. Olivia tells her that she wants her to have fun with Emma and reminds her of how much she loves both her daughters. Ava breaks into tears and rests her head on her mother's chest.



    As Gus waits to go into surgery, Natalia arrives at his side. She cries and tells him to let go of his pain and let the people who love him take care of him. He asks her not to cry. She says a prayer and then Rick has him sent into the operating room, handing Natalia a bag of Gus' things. Later, Rick informs Harley and Natalia that they had to stop the surgery. Gus wouldn't stop bleeding and it became too dangerous to continue. The women go in and stand by his side.



    Alan is served a bill at Towers. He doesn't have money to cover it. Dinah pops up and asks him if things are okay. He says he has the wrong wallet. She gives a credit card and he promises to pay her back. "Buy yourself a new suit," she says, walking away. After trying to pay, the waiter informs him that the card has expired. Alan reminds him that he's been a customer there for a long time and will sort the bill out when he's finished dealing with the government. The waiter warns him not to walk out. "Watch me," Alan barks as he gets in the elevator. The waiter calls security. Alan finds a newspaper in the parking lot and wanders over to the mansion. He stares at the auction sign and pulls at the chains on the gate. Dinah happily watches in the distance before Beth arrives and embraces Alan.



    Dinah and Mallet dress up and go for a date at Company. She tells him that she misses him and wants to spend more time with him. He'd like that, but he's extremely busy. "When you and I get together, things combust," he explains. He's not closing the door on a relationship with her, but he has more pressing matters to deal with. She nods and stares at him. "I've been lying to you," she says before trying to show off how well her brain is working by reciting a series of facts and doing math problems. He's impressed, but she insists that her rehab has only paid off because of his love and support. Putting his arms around her, he tells her that this is good news.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Natalie says goodbye to Gus.

    Olivia continues to slip away.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by giggy at Monday, March 31 2008 01:34 PM

    I" HOPE HARLEY AND GUS GET BACK TOGATHER.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, March 31 2008 01:36 PM

    WOW what a show. Stopped crying about two hours after the show ended. I feel sorry for all of the women Gus loved. In their own way they are suffering dearly. Dinah kind of annoyed me with her attitude about the mansion. We all know Alan was not a good guy BUT it was his mansion. Will he stay with Natalia now? He took her in when she needed a place, now it is her turn to help him. Give Alan back the mansion!!! What will happen once Mallet finds out what Dinah did? She is just pushing him into Marina's arms.
    Hi: bre, mom6, guy, aussie, GLandWT, and all.

    Posted by SandraLeeB at Monday, March 31 2008 01:53 PM

    I have watched this show for 16 years and lately it's really been upsetting me. What's the deal with killing people off? First Tammy, now Gus and/or Olivia?! come on now?? Does anyone know if the actor/actress just wants written out of the show or what the deal is? Today was the most depressing show I've ever seen I cried the entire show... Cyrus needs to get back with Marina.. I bet Harley leaves him if Gus makes it through this...

    Posted by SandraLeeB at Monday, March 31 2008 01:54 PM

    Oh yea.. and what happened to the good old days when Ava was a good girl?? She's evil! Trying to get pregnant without telling Bill! I say its about time Lizzie found someone that treats her well!

    Posted by ojudy59 at Monday, March 31 2008 01:55 PM

    I agree give back the mansion to Alan. We all love to hate Alan how can we do that when we start to feel sorry for him for what Dinah did. Give him back the manison and let him resume the role of the person we all love to hate.

    Posted by Africa at Monday, March 31 2008 01:58 PM

    Hello GL Fans: As a rule I read the daily updates, however, I have never posted on GL’s msg board. I found today’s show very sad, as Gus (I love Gus and Harley when they were together) is bleeding out; which means he’ll die – how sad! After Harley letting Gus know he is the love of her life, maybe she’ll wake up and kick Cyrus to the curb. Olivia didn’t get Gus to marry her, but most likely she’ll get his heart. I don’t like Allan and his controlling ways, however, I do feel empathetic re him losing everything. I hope Dinah and Mallet get back together.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, March 31 2008 02:11 PM

    ojudy59.
    thank you for loving to hate Alan. I totally felt sorry for him today. He is a wasted man. Dinah should not have let the mansion be auctioned off. What is the reason for totally destroying Alan? He is untolerable at times, but give him his mansion back.

    Posted by Brendamouse at Monday, March 31 2008 02:13 PM

    Gus is a goner. How horrible. I loved his character, especially when he was with Harley.

    Posted by Senior Citizen at Monday, March 31 2008 02:41 PM

    Boy, Harley is really a class act!!! She didn't even give Gus the time of day and now that he is dying she is the one doing the most blubbering and bawling. She should have made sure that Natalia was in the room with him instead of her. He may have been her greatest love, but she put an end to that. He is married to Natalia now and she should have been the only one with him before he went into surgery. It really was sad, Gus was a good actor.

    Posted by Elle jay at Monday, March 31 2008 03:00 PM

    I watched the show today, and i have to say that i was a bit disappointed, especially with the scene with Olivia. Now, i know this because my nephew died very recently from heart disease. He could hardly breathe, let alone talk. He was on oxygen and attached to an ekg machine. All i saw was Olivia lying in bed, like she came in for some routine examination. All i have to say is if you're going to do something, at least do it right.

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