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    That Was Lovely.

    Thursday, April 16 2009
    Alan has an idea for Phillip and Natalia's wedding falls apart.


    As Beth walks down the stairs, Phillip nearly collapses as he jogs. She teases him, calling him a slacker. They talk about how lucky he is to have been pardoned. He can't understand why his son wanted to help him at all. Beth is sure that he did it for her but wishes she could have helped get him free. He came back knowing he was going to prison. She wonders why he came back then. He says he wanted to make amends and he is healthy enough to do it. When he asks her out to the movies, she turns him down; she has class.



    At the mansion, Alex wakes up her hungover brother and asks him what's gone wrong. He claims he is relaxing. He's lost everything and his family hates him. Alex pulls him up and slaps him, telling him he's acting like a spoiled brat. He tells her she doesn't know the terrible things that have been going on. Although he loves Phillip, he knows that he's come home to destroy him. It terrifies him that everyone has already forgotten the terrible things his son has done.



    Downstairs, Lizzie offers to spend the day bonding with her brother. He walks away and sends Daisy a message while she's at the wedding. Marina stops her from answering much.



    At the church, Doris begins the ceremony. She's slow and tells them that they need to be aware of all of the consequences and responsibilities. When she asks if there are any objections, Olivia blurts out, "No… body's objecting." Doris continues to talk about how sacred marriage is and how it shouldn't be entered into as a matter of convenience. Doris gets a call and steps out. While they wait for her, Frank asks his father to tell a joke. He can't think of any that are appropriate. The wedding guests joke around.



    Olivia chases Doris down and realizes there was no real call. Doris prompts her to tell Nat how she really feels before she walks out of the church and out of her life. They slip into a back room. Olivia refuses to stop the wedding; she wants to do the right thing for once. She wants Nat to be happy more than she wants her for herself.



    Mallet and Marina slip out. He checks his messages and discovers that Child Protective Services want to move their meeting up until today. She starts to panic and refuses to let anyone take their baby. James arrives, looking for Daisy and his sister Emma. He slips in as Daisy gives Rafe a welcome home hug. He tells her that he is back for good. She's happy for him. After some awkward moments, she walks off to sit. James sits down behind her.



    Natalia lights a candle and says a prayer. Frank joins her and she recites a Bible passage. She's happy that he understands her faith and how important it is to her. He's eager to grab Doris but she tells him to give her a minute. Doris returns with Olivia and the ceremony resumes. Marina is called up to sing. As she does, James and Daisy text back and forth until she notices he's behind her. They continue, teasing and rolling their eyes at each other until the song finishes.



    Emma reads a poem about love. Everyone smiles. "That was lovely," Doris says. After Emma sits down, the vows start. Frank tells Nat that she is beautiful, a gift from God. He had given up on love until he met her. He vows to always take care of her and her son. There's nothing he wouldn't do for her. Natalia thanks him and begins to cry. Olivia hands her the ring and hopes it gives her strength. Nat feels blessed; this is a dream come true for her and she is sure that God has blessed her. For her, God is love and love allows you to feel God's gift. She wants to devote her life to Frank... but before she can finish, she chokes up, apologizes and runs out. Olivia goes after her.



    Natalia runs down to the park. She begs God not to forsake her. Olivia catches up with her.



    "So when does the Greek dancing start?" James asks everyone back in the chapel as they stand around. He and Daisy trade barbs. The family continues to worry. Frank decides that he needs to find Natalia and runs off.



    At the mansion, Alex finds Phillip playing video games and eating cookies. He asks her out to the movies. Alan walks in. They ask him along. He turns them down; when he wants to see a movie, he has a private screening. He wonders if his son has any plans other than slacking around, eating his food and drinking. Alan wants to get him a job on the board at Spaulding. Phillip says no but Alan thinks it's the only way for him to gain Lizzie's trust back. Phillip offers to think about it after the movie.



    Phillip and Alex go to Spaulding to see Alan. Phillip agrees to take a seat on the board. Alan is thrilled and offers to call Lizzie. They call her over and fill her in. Before they can have a press conference, Phillip reads over the statement he is supposed to read. He realizes that it says he is supposed to seek the help of a psychologist. He's outraged. Alan tells him that he needs to do this to prove his sanity to his own daughter.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Bill asks Lizzie out for another date.

    Frank asks Buzz if he brought up his doubts with Natalia.

    Alan warns that the tests may show that Phillip isn't well.

    Natalia blurts out that she doesn't love Frank, she loves Olivia.

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    Posted by Julien at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:39 PM

    Well we all saw that comeing.I feel so sorry for Frank. The just really desolved his charector into local oaf.I really hope he will find someone before the show ends.Poor Alan he feels so left out. Otherwise the filler stories pretty much forgtetable.

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

    Posted by kiala-jaray at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:43 PM

    I didn't really like today's episode. I was hoping that Nat would marry Frank, but once again he's left without the girl. But I hope that they don't pair him with Blake. I don't really like Blake.

    I wonder if Daisy is going to be a problem between Rafe and James because they are cousins.

    I didn't like today's episode mainly because of the whole Nat Olivia thing. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.

    Posted by bishprincess at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:44 PM

    I love the love story between Natalia and Olivia. I can't wait to see Natalia admit how she feels. There is nothing wrong with love. It doesn't have to be a man and a woman. Natalia doesn't want to hurt Frank, and she loves him as a person. She's just not IN LOVE with him.

    Seriously, the more characters from the past that GL can bring in, the more life the show will have. Where's Nola and Floyd? Tony and Annabelle? Trish Lewis? Quint? Kyle Sampson? Bring Mindy back...and Roxie and Johnny Bauer. Chelsea, too. Alan just stinks! I can't stand him. Buzz needs a shave.

    I love Dinah and Shayne together. Bring back Ed Bauer, too.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:50 PM

    Today's show just left me totally disgusted. I am not going to dwell on the Olivia/Natalia s/l, I will just not watch when they are on.

    Alan is a nasty guy, but I still love him. Phillip is going to be in trouble if Alan starts with his shrewed wasy. I think Beth and Phillip will get back together one of these days.

    Daisy/James/Rafe, could be trouble there.

    I sure hope they don't pair Frank and Blake, somebody new has to come into S/F. Someone that hasn't slept with the entire male population of S/F.

    Hey: GLandWT, Julien, Gossipqueen75, mom6, Vanillahere, Sunflower23, and all our supporters.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:52 PM

    Meant to say "ways", sorry for the mistake.

    Posted by msgram at Thursday, April 16 2009 01:56 PM

    Once again, the writers have made Frank look silly. It has been way too long since he has had a love - since Marina's mom! I'm not against the lesbian story line - I just don't like the two women you have chosen. Olivia and Doris? Yes! That would have been great! This is way too far against Natalia's upbringing and religious belief!

    Let Phillip get on with it! Writers, get the Spauldings back in action, as a team!

    Posted by Grammy43 at Thursday, April 16 2009 02:26 PM

    Will not linger on my thoughts on this storyline because it is not my intent to upset anyone. But I do have two questions, what was the reason for Olivia to drop her undying love on Nat on her wedding day, and if Nat is not "in love" with Frank, could that not have been told to him before his wedding day? 3Puppies I share your disgust, mostly because Frank just did not deserve this, as Julien said we all saw this coming, too bad that they let them make it to the altar before it all blew up in Frank's face..

    Posted by GLandWT at Thursday, April 16 2009 02:28 PM

    Ms. holy Natalia should not have led Frank on and left him at the alter. She should have been honest with him. I felt so sorry for Frank with those...eyes; spilling his guts to the woman he loves.... That's gotta hurt.

    Alan needs to sit himself down and stop trying to run his children/grandchildren's lives. I hope before GL ends that he will make a change for the better. 3Puppies, sometimes I would like to strangle Alan. He gets away with too much.

    Rafe should run away from Daisy and so should James. Daisy is bad news.
    Hi 3Puppies, Julien, Mom6, Gossipqueen75, Vanillahere, Sunflower23, and all.

    Posted by Shoot4theMoon at Thursday, April 16 2009 02:32 PM

    Why on God's green earth would anyone want Frank and Natalia to get married? They aren't in love with each other. Natalia loves Olivia and Frank loves the IDEA of being in love; he clearly doesn't know the first thing about Natalia so he can't be *in love* with her.

    I want Frank to find love, too. I hope it's with either Blake or Mel though I think it's going to be Blake since she now works at Company and they have a looooong history together. That's a **much** better pairing for him since Blake is his equal and truly knows him.

    I'm so glad Natalia couldn't go through with the lie. She tried so hard for everyone else to perpetuate this falsehood but when it came right down to lying to God, she couldn't do that. Whew!

    Posted by 3Puppies at Thursday, April 16 2009 02:36 PM

    Grammy43,
    I said I wouldn't dwell on the s/l of O and Nat, however there is a question I had also about Natalia not saying anything about her feelings to Frank until she was at the alter. After her speech of her undying love for God, how could she have that much faith and yet she wants Olivia. Don't make sense to me. Sorry. And, I promise that is all I will say about those two.

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