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    I Can't Believe This Nightmare's Finally Over.

    Monday, April 20 2009
    Phillip is committed for treatment, Dinah helps Mallet and Marina, Shayne has Colin christened and Edmund goes missing.


    Alan goes to see his son at Ravenwood. Phillip accuses him of setting him up. His father explains that the governor made a psychiatric evaluation part of his terms of release. "I'm as well as any member of this family can be!" Phillip argues. Alan doesn't think he should be worried then. The doctor arrives and Alan leaves them alone. They sit down and he tries to convince her he's not crazy. He tells her that he had a nervous breakdown and sought help. When he felt better, he came back. His father watches through the video feed in the next room. He finds out from an orderly that it's all recorded and reviewed by doctors. After the session is over, Alan returns and tells Phillip that it looks like he'll be spending a lot of time in there. He offers to teach James all about scotch, cigars and bad women. Phillip doubts that his son will be interested. Alan explains that he'll be taking action against Olivia so they can get Emma back. Right now, he wants to get Lizzie back into the fold. When Alan taunts over having Beth while he was away, Phillip punches him. Only then does he notice that there is a camera in the room recording everything. The doctor returns after watching this. She thought they would let Phillip out sooner but it looks like they'll have to keep him in for awhile. Alan takes a moment alone with his son to say goodbye. Phillip is sure that he got exactly what he wants... for now.



    At home, Marina and Mallet worry about the investigation into the adoption. She worries that they know he bought the baby. He tries to stop her from worrying but she reminds him that they've broken the law. She thinks they need Dinah to help them.



    Dinah and Shayne are at Cedars. Rick tells them that Reva needs something good to live for. Shayne worries but Dinah orders him to be positive. Down the hall, Jeffrey brings Reva a plastic plant since she can't have real ones. Shayne walks in and sits by his mother. Jeffrey leaves them alone. After he tries to cheer Reva up, he returns to Dinah and wishes he could do more for his mother. Mallet calls her for help. She wants to stay with Shayne but he urges her to go and help them. When she walks off, Lillian walks by. Shayne asks her about Reva's treatment. He thinks that his mother needs a positive distraction so he asks Lillian to be a Godmother to Colin. He wants to have the christening now and says that they can have it done there in the hospital.



    Jeffrey is trying to get Reva to drink water. She's too nauseous. He tells her how proud he is of what she's done, but seeing how sick she is has been the scariest thing he's ever dealt with.



    Josh goes to the basement where Roc has taken Edmund. He needs to see the consequences of his actions for himself. When he goes inside, he sees Edmund chained to a wall. He taunts Josh for taking care of Reva after she's had a child with another man. Josh wishes he had kept him away from Shayne from the beginning. Edmund is sure this is really about Reva. Josh walks out as Edmund shouts after him. Shayne calls his father and asks him to come back to the hospital. Josh asks Roc not to do anything radical until he gets back.



    Billy arrives at Cedars after Shayne calls him. Josh and Lillian come over next and Shayne explains that he is throwing an impromptu christening. He asks his father if he has a spare collar in his back pocket. They go down the hall and knock on Reva's window. Holding the baby, Shayne introduces everyone and asks his mother if they should have a christening. She smiles and nods. Jeffrey thanks them and Josh tells his son that he has been very brave. Josh needs a minute and walks away. His brother follows him. Josh admits that he may not be the right man to perform this ceremony. Billy tells him that as long as he still believes in God, he can do it. They start the service. When it's over, Reva tells Josh that he never lets her down. She thanks him and goes to sleep. Jeffrey thanks Josh. When he goes in to his wife, she's dazed and sorry he has to take care of her. He wants to spend the rest of his life taking care of her and Colin.



    Dinah arrives at Mallet and Marina's. She assumes they called her because they need someone who can lie. She warns that no matter what they come up with, someone will have to take the fall and that might as well be her. Moments later, Clarice from Child Protective Services arrives. She tells them that they need a good attorney. Dinah claims that she was trying to get Mallet back when they were in Bosnia and she tricked him into getting a baby. But when they came back, Marina accepted the child as her own and Dinah could see that Mallet would never leave her. Clarice says she's seen enough but the couple does seem like loving parents. After she's gone, Mallet thanks Dinah and tells her she's amazing. She hopes it worked. Marina thanks her again before she leaves. "I can't believe this nightmare's finally over," he says.



    Marina goes to see Clarice at her office and asks her if there is anything else she needs. Clarice says she won't be closing the file. Marina knows that this is an unusual situation, but she and Mallet love the baby. Clarice says that being a good parent isn't always enough if you've been breaking the law. Marina leaves the room in tears. Mallet calls to check in on her.



    Dinah arrives at Cedars to check in on Shayne. They both been having a good day and walk off together. They make out in the elevator.



    When Josh returns to basement where Roc was keeping Edmund, he finds the room empty and blood on the walls.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Josh panics after Edmund vanishes.

    Dinah tells Shayne that she will get him his dancer.

    Edmund eavesdrops on Shayne and Dinah.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by GLfan85 at Monday, April 20 2009 01:23 PM

    sounds like a boring day

    Posted by GLfan85 at Monday, April 20 2009 01:25 PM

    oh by the way, if it was all being recorded, then why aren't the committing Alan too? Why don't they see that Phillip was provoked and sense when can they incarserate someone that way? The govoner pardoned him. Strings don't come attached.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, April 20 2009 01:27 PM

    First of all let me say the following: Today is a new day and let's all get off the nonsence of race, religion, sex, and whatever else that is not suppose to be on this board.

    Now, as of this episode, it looks like Eddie is out and about. Trouble brewing again. Mallet and Marina, I think they will be okay about the baby for now. But if Dinah and Shayne should go to Bosnia, there could be a trouble. Shame on Alan. Here we go again with Phillip being locked up. Hope this doesn't drag out too long. Phillip should have know better than to trust Alan. Reva looked so sad and sick today. Wonder if her cancer is going to be an issue? How many times is she going to have to go through this same crisis? The christrning was great.

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

    Posted by mom of 6 at Monday, April 20 2009 01:34 PM

    Oh no Edmund is loose! I hope he doesn’t steal the baby again.
    I can’t believe they did this to Phillip again. I’d like to beat Alan, what kind of a father does that to his son?! And the Dr. can't hear the tape of Alan provoking him??

    Hi GlandWT, Julien, Vanillahere, Sunflower23, and 3pupps and everyone

    Posted by GLandWT at Monday, April 20 2009 02:31 PM

    I keep thinking Phillip is wise to Alan's tricks. I guess the rooms are for viewing and not for sound...

    Lizzie needs to kick Alan out of the mansion and off the premises. Alan has worked my last nerve this time.

    Is Roc okay? He seemed a little off today - not like the strong character when he was with Jeffrey. I hope Edmund hasn't hurt him.

    I like how Jeffrey is supporting his wife. I thought that was very sweet of Shayne to have the Christening... I was waiting for Shayne to introduce Josh to baby Colin as Uncle Josh.

    Even though I am not a M&M fan, I do feel sorry for what they are going through and are about to go through concerning baby Henry.

    Hi 3Puppies, Mom6, Gossipqueen75, Julien, Vanillahere, Sunflower23, and all.

    Posted by nesitari20092000 at Monday, April 20 2009 03:03 PM

    i think alan should be commited. it seems to me that he wants to walk phillip shoes. this man should be the one commited. i think phillip is up to alan games and what his sick derange plan is. and i hate to see what is happening to m&m that is a shame but i think that is shyane's baby. and lucifer is out again. i thought jeffery was this secret agent, seems to me he is loosing hiss spunk!

    Posted by coco50257 at Monday, April 20 2009 03:33 PM

    I agree 3Puppies. A new day. Guess only viewing of the rooms not sound? Realistic that don't make much sense! Alan is the sicko & has been forever. He needs to get caught with all the crap he does. Why don't Alex go visit Phillip and help him with proving that Alan is the one creating all the problems. Not good Edmund on the loose. Thought it showed clips last week of Dinah in Bosn. & the people telling her that Henry was not the baby of those people who gave him away etc. So would think that should be coming up soon. Good grief, we can't have Edmund getting hold of that baby!!
    This show has improved a lot since Phillip got back. Still a ways to go to really get fans back on board. I still love GL but loved it more before this past year:-(

    Posted by coco50257 at Monday, April 20 2009 03:35 PM

    I still want Josh & Reva back together tho. Especially if it's still going off the air!! Jonathan & Marah should be back for Reva. Geesh!

    Posted by Stewart-Wade at Monday, April 20 2009 03:46 PM

    Great show today except for the fact there was no Otalia. The Olivia/Natalia SL is by far the best storyline on the show and it is just not they same when they are not on!

    Posted by Lmathis0206 at Monday, April 20 2009 06:09 PM

    I've been thinking about this whole Mallot & Marina baby situation and where this story line will go, I hope I'm wrong because they really want this baby, but Is it just me or does anyone else find it strange that the baby's from Bosnia, Shanye and Laira were in Bosnia, Laira was pregnant with a baby that we all assumed died with her..... I think somewhere down the line we will find out that the baby belongs to Shanye and Laira, remeber shayne said they wouldn't allow him to see her after she died.......

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