Ava returns, Shayne finds out about Reva's cancer and Olivia and Natalia have trouble when they move in together.
Reva is getting her workout at the gym with Christina's help. Reva begins teasing her about Remy and tells her to snap him up before someone else does. Christina claims she has no time. Reva spots a gift with Remy's name on it. Christina saved up for it but doesn't expect anything in return.
Ava shows up at Remy's door. They share an extremely awkward moment. She's been looking forward to seeing him. He asks her what's changed. She spots a picture of herself and admits that she didn't come back just to say 'Merry Christmas'. He's confused. It took her a lot of courage to come and see him. She has a job interview in San Francisco and wants him to come with her. Maybe if they go away together, they can see where they stand. He says he has things to consider... She assumes she's blown it and he has another woman. He tells her it's not someone else, it's work. Christina calls. He's awkward. She tells him they should hold off on the divorce and offers to swing by. He says he'll meet her at the gym later and hangs up. Turning back to Ava, he asks her to promise not to bail on him gain. She agrees to be available if he wants her and leaves him to think about what he wants. Left alone, Remy looks at pictures of Christina and Ava.
Ava shows up at Jeffrey's office and surprises him. She tells him her new job offer and the chance it offers for her to reinvent herself. He's happy to see her smile. They talk about losing Max and then about his child with Reva. He's worried and wishes he had her faith. She hopes Remy has faith too.
At her new home, Natalia is unpacking Olivia's stuff while Emma plays with a horseshoe she found in the barn. The little girl goes upstairs and Natalia tells Olivia how much she loves her new home. When Nat pulls out a cross, Olivia tells her that they have mice, not vampires. As she places it above the fireplace, Olivia rolls her eyes and admits she has a problem with it. Nat agrees to keep it in her bedroom. As she continues to unpack, she begins mocking Olivia's taste in art. They argue about interior decorating. As they continue to unpack, they bicker and then talk about having a Christmas party. They argue about the meaning of Christmas until Emma skips in. She wants to make cookies. Olivia and Nat argue until Christina comes to the door. She is going to be Olivia's personal trainer. Olivia tries to get rid of her, but Nat and Emma push her to do it.
After Nat and Emma leave, Olivia begins her breathing exercises with Christina. She gets annoyed by all of the Christmas figurines and complains that she is stuck living in a shrine. Christina helps her stretch and Olivia talks about how difficult Natalia is. Christina tells her that people sometimes come into your life in strange circumstances just when you need them the most. Ava calls and Olivia talks to her. Christina can't help but hear them talking about moving to San Francisco...maybe with Remy. Upset, Christina goes up to the bathroom to change.
Nat brings Emma shopping for groceries. Emma hopes the horseshoe will bring luck to her mother.
Natalia and Emma return home with Ava. Olivia greets her daughter and then sends Nat off to get a Christmas tree. Left alone with Ava, Olivia complains about how annoying Nat is. They talk about Remy. Ava says that he's too good for her. She's tried reaching out to him and he says the only thing keeping him there is his work. Christina overhears this and rushes past them. Ava tells her mother that there are no guarantees she and Remy will hook up again, but her fingers are crossed.
Remy meets Christina at the gym. He's surprised that she wants to postpone the divorce. She asks if anything has changed. He says no. She tells him that a friend of hers called and she's leaving town to go and stay with her over the holidays. "I hope you're happy, really," she says, kissing him and walking off. As she walks down the hall, she drops his gift in the trash.
Shayne runs into Jeffrey in the parking lot. Jeffrey tells him how proud he and Reva are of him. Shayne asks him for a favor: He needs him to use his contacts to get him out of the country. Jeffrey wishes he would wait until after the holidays. Shayne wants to be useful again, not the guy everyone feels sorry for. Jeffrey refuses to help and tells him about Reva's cancer. Shayne lets it sink in and then wonders why his mother didn't tell him. Jeffrey explains the situation. Reva pops up and startles them. From the look on Jeffrey's face, she guesses that the truth is out. Shayne lays into her for trying to hide her cancer again and asks for a moment alone with his mother. He says he's sorry. She's just glad he's home. She cries into his chest and tells him she's having the baby even if it kills her. He tells her not to make jokes; he's worried about what happened last time she had a baby. She vows to fight the cancer and post-partum depression if she has to.
Reva and Shayne sit in the park. She tells him that she's scared for the baby. When she offers to give him a ride home, he passes. She asks him to dinner later. He says he'll try but she shouldn't count on it.
When Reva gets home, she finds Jeffrey putting up Christmas decorations and teases him. She thinks he's a 'mush'. He wants them to be happy and tells her about Ava and how well she is doing. "After the year we've had, we still have so many blessings," she says.
Shayne sits in a car he's driven onto the railroad tracks. He listens to a train coming in the distance.
Next on Guiding Light:
Bill confronts Alan about his role in the kidnapping.
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