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    Good Night Dad.

    Monday, February 16 2009
    Olivia confesses her feelings for Natalia to Bill, Beth tries to reach out to her daughter and Coop says his goodbyes.


    Natalia holds Olivia's hands and asks her what she sees when she looks in her eyes. She sees someone who is strong who she can count on. Natalia asks her to say more. Olivia can't. Nat says they both know how she feels and she feels the same. Emma interrupts the moment. Olivia's nerves are frayed and announces that they won't be going out to deliver her valentines. Nat pulls her aside and reminds her that Phillip is behind bars. When she brings up Frank, Olivia blows up at her and tells her to go.


    Bill shows up at the station and asks Frank to let him in to see Pillip. Frank refuses.


    Bill goes to see Olivia to talk about Phillip. She's panicking. He sits her down and promises to help keep Emma safe. They suddenly kiss. "That was a blast from the past," he sighs. She needs to feel close to someone and worries about what Phillip will do when he discovers that Emma has 'two mommies'. Bill tells her just to explain that it's 'a ridiculous misunderstanding'. "I don't know what it is," Olivia admits. She never saw what she feels for Natalia coming. Whatever it is, it's more than friendship and it scares her.



    Natalia returns home after visiting the hospital. It's been a year since she lost Gus. All that she wanted was to come back here and be with Olivia. Now they need to eat to keep up their strength. Nat offers to go with her to see Phillip. Olivia thinks they need a plan first. Nat tells her they just have to be honest and tell him that Emma lives with two people who love her. "Two people who are exactly what to each other?" Olivia asks.



    Lizzie goes to visit Coop at Cedars. She doesn't understand his relationship with her mother, but she didn't want this to happen. Sitting beside him, she tells him how sorry she is for everything she's done to him. She wishes he had listened to her. "I'm not sorry. Alan didn't marry Beth. I got the girl," he groans.



    Lillian wakes her daughter up as she sleeps in the waiting room. She's booked her a room at The Beacon. Lillian leaves to see Buzz. Beth goes in to see Coop and Lizzie. He tells them they need to talk so they can forgive and forget. He begs them not to let Alan come between them. Lizzie walks out. Coop tells Beth to go after her daughter.



    Beth runs outside. She prays that God won't take Coop away from her... there's so much they haven't done together yet. Lizzie wanders over to her and tells her she saw her father and freaked out. Worried that he is back for revenge, she had him arrested. Lizzie lays into her mother for breaking Alan's heart. She reminds her mother of how much damage Phillip did and tells her that she is weak and 'fickle'. "Love isn't a walk in the park – it's a mugging," Lizzie quips. Beth tells her not to give up on love; if she had, she never would have found Coop. Lizzie knows how that's working out.



    Bill finds Lizzie crying. She tells him to go away but he hugs her. He encourages her to forgive her dad and give him another chance. "Stop fighting me. We belong together," he says. He tells her to stay away from Cyrus. She blows up at him. Cyrus and Alan have tried to protect her from him. She accuses him of exploiting all of this to manipulate her. She's seen what love does to people and suggests that he go and visit Coop if he wants to know.



    Buzz wakes up on the ground beside Jenna's grave. He only wanted to keep his son safe. He's become so desperate that he is sleeping in a graveyard hoping for a dream and a bit of advice. As he begs for help, Lillian arrives. She tells him that Coop is awake. He cries and hugs her.



    Back at the hospital, Frank goes to see Coop and tells him about all of the cards he's been getting. "Look after dad," Coop says. He's sure that Buzz will need him for comfort. Frank tells him it's a two man job. Buzz arrives. "Don't you ever scare me like this again!" he begs. Buzz rambles until his son stops him, telling him that he may not have much time left. Most of his life, Buzz was just someone he sent a card to, but he was always there, even if not in person. He's proud of him. Tears run down Buzz's face. He tells his son that he will be fine and walks out to get a doctor.



    An anguished Buzz asks the doctors to check on his son. As he berates them for standing around, Frank pulls him away and Buzz worries that his son has been trying to say goodbye.



    Beth returns to Coop's bedside. He tells her not to give up on her daughter. "How can I ever thank you for everything you've brought into my life?" he asks. She smiles and sobs. He wants her to promise never to forget who she is and what she is capable of. She never expected to find love with him, but she has. He freed her. She repeats that she loves him and apologizes for not savoring every moment they had together. Coop wrote something for her, but asks her not to read it until later. He asks her to find his father for him.



    She rushes out into the corridor and sends Frank off to find Buzz. When she runs into her mother, she tells her that Coop knows he is about to die. Lillian hurries off to get a doctor and Beth stares down at the paper Coop gave her.



    Buzz returns to his son's side. Coop wants to hear a bedtime story so Buzz tells him the story of his birth. "Finish the story," Coop requests. Buzz tells him about his heart attack and how he was blessed to have Coop come back into his life after it. He's never stopped being grateful for him. "Thank you. Good night Dad," Coop gasps. Buzz holds his face in his hands and begs him not to go. "You know what makes me the proudest? I'm just like you," Coop says before his machine begins to beep wildly. Buzz calls for the doctor and the nurses rush in, pushing him aside.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Coop flatlines.

    Buzz wonders how to say goodbye to his son.

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    Posted by chris510 at Monday, February 16 2009 01:18 PM

    its was so heartbreaking at the end of todays episode. i only watch guiding light when im off so since today was presidents day i watched it. i really liked Coop. so sad they are killing him off!

    Posted by nannabear at Monday, February 16 2009 01:19 PM

    Buzz is the best actor in soaps.

    Posted by Liason_Chelsick_GH_Days at Monday, February 16 2009 01:23 PM

    How sad i like beth and coop together and now there doing this very hearbreaking. I think the natalia and olivia things is cute and a good storyline.. Lizzie needs to wize up

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, February 16 2009 01:30 PM

    What a heartbreaking day today. My heart goes out to Buzz. Soap or no soap, it is tough to see a parent lose their child. I know, believe me.
    Lizzie is still acting like a spoiled brat. Wish she would wisen up and grow up.
    Olivia and Nat - yuk. Looks like they are going to be a couple after all.
    I thought Jenna was suppose to return again. She was suppose to be with Coop at the end. Maybe it isn't over yet.

    Hey: GLandWT, Julien, Gossipqueen75, mom6, Sunflower23, and Vanillahere.

    Posted by 12312 at Monday, February 16 2009 01:57 PM

    WOW what a show... I cried and cried and cried... outstanding story line, outstanding acting! Thank you GL for a great show... never will stop watching.

    Posted by jbwbubba at Monday, February 16 2009 02:13 PM

    Will someone ask Lizzie why she can't trust or forgive Phillip but she continues to give Alan one chance after another?

    Posted by Sunflower23 at Monday, February 16 2009 02:28 PM

    Lizzie is acting like a jerk, she forgives her dear old granddad time after time, and he has done much worse to her than Phillip has. she says she can trust him and Cyrus what a joke, she is so stupid. I hate the fact that they killed off Coop. I still cant wait to see the look on stupid Lizzie when she finds out that Grady is the kidnapper, and that her trusted Cyrus and Granddad knew.

    Hi 3 puppies, Julien,and everyone....

    Posted by Shenandoahgal at Monday, February 16 2009 02:43 PM

    Perhaps if the writers had given Coop better storylines that he could get his teeth into he wouldn't be leaving. He was certainly gripping today. Poor Buzz - Harley has moved away with his grandkids and now he loses Coop. On the brighter side it was nice that TPTB gave us a full week of Phillip's return. So often these things are built up and you see them in one episode and then nothing more for weeks. Know they can't wear him out the first few weeks but know that seeing him and Reva/Jeffrey is what keeps me watching. Where is Jeffrey? Haven't seen him since he had to watch the birth video. That was a scream.

    Posted by Julien at Monday, February 16 2009 02:47 PM

    All I have to say is WOW! This will push Buzz over the edge Alan had better watch out.I cant beleive they are realy killing Coop off.There are more deserving charecters that need to leave or be killed off.They realy screwed up Coops SL when they made Ashly break up w/him which I always thought was a big mistake.Jenna is supose to come back I think on Wednesday.

    Hi:3Puppies,GLandWT, Gossipqueen75, mom6,Vanillahere and everyone.

    Posted by gossipqueen75 at Monday, February 16 2009 02:58 PM

    Thank God I did not watch today or I would be crying like a baby. Poor Coop, so sad! I cried and cried when I thought Reva was dying the last time. Then Gus and now Coop.

    Love to see Lizzie work things out with her father. I hope that some how Bill gets to talk to him and they all be happy for maybe 10 minutes. Love seeing Phillip I left work early Friday just to go home and see Phillip. He looks great and I really missed him. I hope he is back for a LONG while!

    I knew Nat loved Olivia, I guess they are a couple now. I am not sure I like them together as a couple.

    Hi: 3Puppies, Julien, GLandWT, Vanillahere and everyone

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