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    My Time To Sit In The Big Chair.

    Monday, June 15 2009
    James receives his sentence, Rafe confronts his mother and Bill and Lizzie resign.


    Phillip goes to see the judge and asks him what he can do to help James. He claims that his son will stay in line, he will refinance the fund and will insure the judge's 'integrity' by giving him an offshore account. Phillip slips him a note and tells him that he can add some zeros to the number on the paper if things go the way he wants. The judge nods.



    James tells him mom to chill as she paces outside of his cell. She wonders where the rest of his family is. He reminds her that they've all been to prison so this is no big deal for them. Alex and Alan come in. When they go upstairs, Phillip arrives, eager to see his son. James is brought in and Alan warns him that people will always try to take them down. They walk into the courtroom and the judge announces that most of the charges are no longer valid because the money has been returned. The judge questions James, who tells him that he would choose a better path in the future. He's found guilty of fraud and sentenced to a year of community service. James is relieved and Alex runs off to call the cook to prepare his dinner. As the family files out, Phillip tells the judge that his son will live up to his expectations. Beth overhears this. "I couldn't let our son go to jail," he admits to her. She begs him to tell James what he did for him.



    At the gym, Lizzie is telling Bill that she doesn't want to go back to work. They joke around about all of their business battles. Nothing about working at the company appeals to her anymore. He tells her that they can quit and walk away. He thinks that they should have a press conference and announce it to the world. They call Ashlee over and ask her if she can make it happen.



    They go over to WSPR and start their press conference, declaring that they are resigning immediately. Alex and Alan are watching. She's baffled. Alan thinks they are being fools. As they watch, Bill pressures Lizzie to announce a wedding date. She can't think of one so they ask Ashlee to suggest one. She says July 13. When the broadcast ends, Alex laughs. So does her brother. "It's my time again. My time to sit in the big chair," he says with a smirk.



    Rafe walks up to his mother and Olivia and asks them what they are doing. He begins arguing with them. "What the heck was going on just now?" he demands. His mother realizes he's figured things out. Olivia tells him they didn't expect any of this to happen. When Emma comes out, her mother tells her that they're going home. After they leave, Rafe begs his mother to tell him Olivia forced her into this. Nat can't say that. "What does that say about you and Gus... just tell me this is some kind of weird itch you have to scratch," he begs. She can't say that either; she's in love with Olivia. He walks away. She follows. He refuses to accept that she loves Olivia. "When I'm with her, it feels right," she explains. He thinks that she can end it all now that he's back. She wants them to be a family. He doesn't know how she can be serious after everything she's taught him to believe in. "Both of you can go to Hell. That's where you're going to go anyway!" he declares, storming away.



    Frank walks into Company and Billy asks him to sit down for some pie. When Frank sits down, he talks about his new apartment and then they chat about Bill and Lizzie.



    When Alan gets home, he calls the board to recommend himself as the new CEO. Lizzie comes in and offers to sell him her share of stock. She wants her life to only be about her and Bill. He thinks her life will always be about being a Spaulding whether she likes it or not. She's been trying to leave the family for years and she knows that he wants her to be happy. He agrees to keep the stocks for her until she comes to her senses. She pulls out the briefcase he gave her when she was little and promises to keep it with her always.



    Billy is at Towers when he bumps into Olivia. She's not in the mood to talk. Later, Vanessa arrives and then Bill. They've heard his news and tell him that he's too young to be retired. His father offers him a job at Lewis. They discuss when Bill will come back to work. He hints that he'll be gone for quite a while after the wedding... right now he just wants to pin down a best man. He asks his father to do it. "I'd love to," he says. Lizzie joins them and they joke around about who will be the most handsome man at the wedding. Bill's parents leave and the couple make out.



    Beth goes to see her son and tells him that Phillip paid off the judge. Outside, Alex tells Phillip that she's already figured things out. He's becoming more like Alan everyday and James will probably end up just like him. Beth and James come out and he tells his father that he's a hypocrite. "I know what you did Dad and now I hate you even more," he says. After he leaves with his mother, Alex says, "It's hard when it's your turn." He thinks his son is right; he is a hypocrite.



    When James gets outside, his mother tells him they will spend more time together now. Some of his friends drive up in a limo. He jumps in and they drive off yelling.



    Natalia drops by Frank's looking for Rafe. He asks her what's wrong. She explains and then runs off. When she's gone, Rafe arrives. He asks him if he can stay with him for awhile. "Yeah," Frank says. They share a beer and stare out at the rain.



    Olivia tracks down Doris at the courthouse and interrupts her 'alone time'. She explains that Rafe got a job today. Doris knows because she got it for him. Olivia explains that Rafe figured things out and didn't take it well. Doris suggests that he may come around to understanding. She tried waiting for the perfect moment to tell her daughter the truth about her but it never came, so maybe this is for the best... Ashlee rushes in and tells her mother about the press conference.



    Olivia returns to Natalia's. She's sorry that Rafe found out like this. "So what does this mean for us?" she asks. Nat doesn't know.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Jeffrey suggests that Reva got rid of the body.

    Cyrus hears all about Remy's diamond from Christina.

    Reva asks Mallet for a favor: Drop the charges.

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    Posted by Julien at Monday, June 15 2009 01:30 PM

    James is still going to be a brat and I think Beth realizes it.Couldnt care less about Lizzie and Bill stepping down and Rafes reaction was what I exspected.I had a feeling he will move in w/ Frank.

    Hello: 3Puppies,GLandWT,gossipqueen,mom6, AND sUNFLOWER AND EVERYONE .

    Posted by shorty1943 at Monday, June 15 2009 01:39 PM

    Julien,
    I am with you on all of that. Only thing is I am afraid he is going to be upset with Frank when he finds out he has known about this little "duo" for some time now....poor Rafe. I do like he and Frank together, hope that they make a good story out of it....

    Posted by Julien at Monday, June 15 2009 01:44 PM

    shorty1943
    I dont know I think he will easly forgive Frank than his mom.Also if it wasnt for Frank stepping up he wouldnt be free.

    Posted by GLandWT at Monday, June 15 2009 01:46 PM

    Another day of questions:
    1. Why would Lizzie want to sell her shares to Alan? Alan should never be in total control of Spaulding/Lewis Enterprise - he is too dangerous.

    Julien: ITA with you about James. He is so ungrateful.

    2. Where did the kids in the stretch limo come from?
    3. If he has friends, why was he hanging with Daisy so much? James definitely needs to be taught a harsh lesson. I wonder what kind of community service he'll do...

    I have a problem with the writers depicting Rafe as a brother for Emma - Rafe is Emma's uncle by way of adoption. Phillip and Gus were brothers. I am glad Rafe said what he did to his mom. What happened to all her religious beliefs/upbringing?

    4. Why would Olivia go to Doris for advice? Furthermore, why is Doris still in the closet? Maybe GL should have put Doris and Olivia together...

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

    Posted by lacollins26 at Monday, June 15 2009 02:02 PM

    So where does Rafe think he's going to end up after shooting someone...Those in glass houses Rafe!!

    Posted by Julien at Monday, June 15 2009 02:22 PM

    GLandWT:
    I was wondering that two unless they were boarding school friends.I always thought if they had to have their lesbian couple Doris and Olivia would be better suited for each other. Maybey Nat will catch O kissing Doris and thats how Nat will exit for maternity leave. They realy arnt trying hard to hide her pregnancy.That poncho, that is sooo 2002.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, June 15 2009 02:53 PM

    GLandWT,
    First of all Phillip and Gus were not brothers. Phillip was a Marlar off-spring. Gus and Alan-Micheal were brothers. Next, my questions are:

    1. What kind of Judge was that idiot?
    2. James will be a brat, but will Beth admit to it?
    3. What will Bill/Lizzie do for money?
    4. Will Billy/Vanessa, Bill/Lizzie, and many others
    continue to live in the mansion?
    5. If they do, WHY?????
    6. Frank will console Rafe but will Rafe accept his mom?
    7. Any Doris, is she ever going to tell Ashlee????

    And lastly, how are they going to make Nat's exit? Will she be running away?

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

    Posted by coco50257 at Monday, June 15 2009 03:30 PM

    Another lame episode! James is worse than Alan ever thought of being. Beth knows that James in not going to change but she will still do everything for him. She's a weakling. I can't believe that Lizzie wants Alan to take her shares? What about Phillip or give to Beth? He hates Bill Lewis & doesn't want her to marry him. Geesh! Bill & Lizzie are really a dumb s/l!! Obviously they are going to drag the O/N s/l out till the show ends. I like Doris & O together better. Olivia is so wishy washy now & such a gentle, loving character that she has never, ever been!!! Don't like how it has changed her.

    Posted by mom of 6 at Monday, June 15 2009 06:06 PM

    I think today was interesting.
    no way james would get off that easy. it would be obviouse to people that the judge was paid off. he should of at least got 3 months in jail.
    I like that rafe stood up to his mom. I hope he stays true to his values. nat and o are gross together. poor rafe.
    hi everyone 3pupps julien glandwt sunflower
    sorry for all the lower case and misspelled words, I have to use my cell phone for internet for the next few days - very anoying.

    Posted by MamaPapa at Tuesday, June 16 2009 08:24 AM

    No, Rafe is not Emma's uncle. Rafe and Emma are legally cousins. Phillip was adopted by Alan so Phillip and Gus are brothers (but not by blood). Their respective children would then be cousins (but, again, not blood-related).

    I've never really liked Rafe but I'm coming around. He's just always been such an unnecessary character...

    Conversely, I've always liked the character of James, the newly-aged character is played by a real cutie, but the dialogue is stilted and distracting. Lately, I've only enjoyed him with Daisy.

    Bill/Lizzie = still boring! I like both of these characters (and actors, of course!) and think they're both great integral units to the story----I've just never liked the Bizzie hookup. I know there are dozens of Bizzie fans here and I may be in the minority, but Bizzie is just flat-out boring to me.

    All the Remy/Christina/Cyrus/Natasha stuff is only important in getting to the resolution of Edmund's death. I wish they'd spend more screentime with Shayne, Dinah, Marina, baby Henry, Josh, Jeffrey, and Reva.... with this murder mystery s/l.

    Oh well, it WAS nice to see Billy and Vanessa and some longterm favorites on this episode!

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