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    Why Are You Here?

    Monday, February 23 2009
    Phillip gives a speech at the memorial, Buzz abandons Company and Olivia goes to see Phillip.

    Olivia stops Nat for a moment while they hurry to the funeral. Olivia just wants to see that Phillip is kept in jail. When they walk into the funeral home, Alan is still battling with the Coopers. Alan continues insisting that he isn't responsible for what happened to Coop. Phillip gets sick of listening to everyone arguing so he grabs a gun from a cop and fires into the air. The cops wrestle the gun from him and Olivia demands to know what he's doing there. He explains that he made a deal so he could come out for the day. Seeing Blake, he apologizes to her. She barks at him and the guards begin taking him out.

    Outside, Phillip tells Marina that he was just trying to get everyone's attention so they could see that they were being ridiculous. Marina rants at him and tells him that he and his family make her sick. Phillip continues apologizing. Frank wants to cuff him. Before he can, Buzz stops him. He wants to know what Phillip has to say. Frank gives in and escorts Phillip back inside.

    Inside, Alan promises Lizzie that he won't let her father hurt her. "He already has," she says. Across the room, Josh takes Rick aside and says that they should get people out of there as soon as possible. He asks what's going on with Phillip. Rick doesn't know. Meanwhile, Olivia tells Nat that when she saw Phillip, she wanted to take the gun from his hands and shoot him.

    Frank brings Phillip to the front of the room. He apologizes to everyone. He understands how angry everyone is, but it's time for this to stop. "No one should ever have to bury a child," he says, adding that Buzz came to him in jail and asked him to help seek revenge. Alan gets upset but Phillip yells at him to stop. He reminds his father that he asked for the same thing. "These people are us," he says. They are all consumed by anger and revenge and they have to stop before it's too late. They have a choice about what to do with their future and a chance to make Springfield a special place. Part of that means learning to forgive everyone and embrace them. Buzz is unimpressed. "My son is dead," he repeats.

    Outside, Buzz screams at everyone. He wants Alan to get what he deserves, he doesn't want to hear platitudes about getting along. They all know that Alan is responsible for this, he insists. He and Alan lock eyes. Alan asks him to listen to what Phillip said. Buzz doesn't care. Everyone tells Alan he's only making things worse. He hands Buzz the deed to Company and tells him that he can have it back. Buzz accuses him of just trying to avoid bad publicity. "Let's get past this," Alan offers. "Take your restaurant and go with God," he adds. Buzz refuses to accept. "We'll be moving out today," he announces.

    Inside, Olivia stares at Phillip before running over and grabbing at the cop's gun. He pushes her away and Nat holds her back. Phillip wanders out back to Lizzie. She keeps her distance but he explains that he only cut a deal so he could come and see her. He knows he hurt her and most of her problems are his fault. He knows what kind of pressure she is under and he knows what it did to him. "I don't want that to happen to you," he says. As he tells her that he is the only person she can trust, Frank and Mallet walk in with their guns out and take him away.

    Back in the chapel, Natalia is calming Olivia. She worries what will happen if she doesn't keep her self-control. Olivia is sure that Phillip will use their relationship against her to get custody of Emma. Nat offers to make it clear to him that there is nothing between them. Olivia is awkward and asks Nat if she is just telling people what they want to hear. "I don't need your help," Olivia says, defensively.

    Buzz returns to Company with packing equipment. He screams about how Alan is trying to buy him off and then collapses in the corner, exhausted. After a moment, he gets up and starts packing.

    Daisy and Ashlee arrive outside and watch Buzz pack. They've never seen him like this. Ashlee is sorry about everything. "I have sort of a confession to make," she adds. She tells her friend that she has feelings for Grady. Ever since he helped her with the mugger, she can't stop her feelings for him. Ashlee asked them to come and live with her because she wanted him around all the time. She's said goodbye to one friend today and doesn't want to say goodbye to another. Buzz sticks his head out and asks them to come in and help him pack.

    Beth stands outside and cries.

    Mallet and Frank bring Phillip back to his cell. After they leave, Olivia arrives. "Why are you here?" she asks.

    Frank returns to Company and tries to talk his father out of moving. Buzz won't listen. Marina tells them that they can come and live with her. "I feel like we're leaving Coop here," Frank says. "He's coming with us Frank," Buzz says. Beth walks in to apologize. Buzz walks away from her. Meanwhile, Daisy tells Ashlee that she and Grady will be moving out. Once the family has a load of stuff, they walk the boxes out the door. Buzz trails slowly behind them. Peering back inside, he kicks the door shut.

    Natalia finds Frank in Coop's room. He tells her that they are leaving. They've handed everything over to Alan. She takes his hand and offers her help. He stares into her eyes.

    When Alan returns to his office, he finds Lizzie sleeping on the couch. He tells her that no one seemed to hear what Phillip was talking about except for him. He gave Buzz the restaurant but it was thrown back in his face. She doesn't want to deal with this right now. Alan promises her that she will be safe. It will be awhile before they find out how well her father is, but he will continue looking after her. He asks her where she disappeared to after the speech. She claims she came straight home.

    Next on Guiding Light:

    Phillip claims he didn't know anything about Olivia's alternative lifestyle.

    Dinah discovers that Edmund has a video of the pregnant Lara that he wants to show Shayne.

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    Posted by jbwbubba at Monday, February 23 2009 01:27 PM

    Phillip its called self control!!! You can't go around firing guns, in the name of love and hope.

    Rick comforting Blake over Phillip was weird, since its just as much his fault as Philip's that Ross is dead.

    Posted by mom of 6 at Monday, February 23 2009 01:49 PM

    Dumb today. I hate Olivia – drama queen. Why couldn’t they kill her off instead of Coop?
    Hi GLandWT and 3pupps Sorry to hear about your recent losses. 3pupps I don’t know how you get every morning, I’d be done for.
    Hi Julien

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, February 23 2009 01:49 PM

    Okay, now Phillip is beginning to drive me nuts. Is he going to be this cool, calm, self-controlled guy OR is he a nut case? I like him normal but not to sure about this new and improved Phillip. And, Rick comforting Blake about Ross??? Wasn't he involved in the killing of Ross? What a jerk. Glad Ashlee finally told Daisy how she feels about stupid Grady. How are all the Coopers going to live together? And finally does Lizzie know what she wants?

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

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, February 23 2009 01:50 PM

    It is difficult believe me. He was my world.

    Posted by mom of 6 at Monday, February 23 2009 01:52 PM

    the Coopers are all going to move in with Mariana and drive Mallet nuts. LOL Maybe that will break them up.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, February 23 2009 02:06 PM

    let's hope that happens. I was kind of hoping Phillip would shoot Marina. Then guess what, no more whinning.

    Posted by Julien at Monday, February 23 2009 03:26 PM

    I hear that Ashley may be the next to leave,they are kind of setting things up for that scenario.Maybey Grady will leave w/her.I dont know what Philip is up too I realy hope they dont ruin him the way they did Coop, Ashley,Olivia etc...Please writers dont let us down after the phenominal week we had last week.The notion of all the Coopers living together is a recipe for disator,I dont think Mallett is that strong to stick around for that especialy w/ the baby issue.

    Hello: GLandWT, 3Puppies, Gossipqueen75, mom6,Vanillahere and everyone

    Posted by koolk4 at Monday, February 23 2009 03:37 PM

    I'm not liking the show turning Olivia and possibly Natalia gay. I'm not anti-gay, if that is a person's perference, more power to ya. Though to me, it is different when they have yet to express a sexual orientation, but we've seen both these women w/men. Olivia w/quite a few men. Now all of a sudden she has sexual feelings for Natalia?!? I've actually enjoyed their friendship. Two women can live together and be close w/o having sexual feelings for each other. I cannot accept Olivia as all of sudden changing her sexual preference. Before this storyline, I was actually hoping they would pair her back w/Josh, since they have no intention of bringing Josh & Reva back together. Olivia & Josh both have matured throughout since they were first together. Anyways, just my thoughts.

    Posted by coco50257 at Monday, February 23 2009 03:42 PM

    How long are we going to watch Phillip in jail with every individual in town going to talk to him? The whole helpless Olivia with Natalia smothering her with Motherly love is very boring! I like Olivia's old character better instead of this whining & needy, helpless woman, with Natalia at her beck & call. Dumb!
    Ok. The clip of Edmund watching his daughter about her being pg. She is for sure showing alot. So how is it that Shane never new she was pregnant?? Obviously she was showing. Did she have the baby & hadn't told him yet? Maybe he has a child out there somewhere?

    Posted by Cam42 at Monday, February 23 2009 05:41 PM

    So, here's what I don't get....Olivia drove Phillip to the brink of insanity and eventually mad. If I remember correctly, Olivia started pushing Phillip because he didn't trust her any longer over Emma's paternity....And didn't Olivia start blaming Phillip's family for everything that wasn't positive during this time, which was starting to affect Phillip? Wasn't it Lizzie that was "terrorizing" Olivia? And didn't Olivia tell Phillip that Emma was dead when she really wasn't? And didn't Olivia blackmail Phillip and send him over the edge?

    So, I really don't get why Olivia, after doing all this to Phillip, feels like she's the victim. And what is even more unnerving about the whole Olivia thing, is that nobody seems to remember. I just don't get it...this is a big hole in the return of Phillip....and it is more than a little annoying. Just my take for today...

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