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    I Feel Very Blessed.

    Friday, July 03 2009
    The barbecue continues, Natalia leaves and Hawk spends some time with his daughter.

    At home, Mallet and Marina are getting ready for the barbecue. She tries to reassure him that he is a great dad even if he isn't a biological dad.

    Shayne shows up at Cross Creek and begins arguing with his mother about the barbecue. She tells him that Hawk is on the way. Eventually, she chases her son out. Once he's gone, she hugs a picture of Jeffrey. When she walks outside, she angrily throws it away and tears the flags off her house. She ties them back up just as Hawk arrives. When he asks about Jeffrey, she blows up at him but he promises to stay quiet. As they cook a chicken, Josh drives by and waves.

    As Reva and her father watch the game, they stand and sing the anthem, bursting into tears.

    Matt and Josh arrive at the barbecue as Rick and Blake argue about chicken. Rick starts talking about how much he needs a wife and tells them Olivia's been checking him out all day. As he walks over to her, he gets hit with a frisbee.

    Across the lawn, James snubs his father and walks away. Phillip tells Lillian that he needs to convince his son that he loves him but he's running out of time. Beth joins him and they watch the children play while Buzz and Lillian slip into the bushes to make out. Alan arrives and wanders over to Buzz's table.

    At church, Natalia lights a candle. She tells Father Ray that she doesn't know what to do. He suggests that she go to a retreat. She can't believe this is happening now and doesn't want to run away. He thinks that she's anxious about leaving because she's afraid her feelings for Olivia will change if she is alone. She goes outside and sits on the steps. Blake runs into her and Nat lists all of her problems before announcing that she is leaving town. Before she can walk away, Blake stops her. Nat is too ashamed to talk to Frank or Olivia. Blake gets a call from Olivia, looking for Natalia.

    When Nat goes home, she runs into her son. He tells her that he was at the barbecue but he couldn't deal with the chance of seeing her with Olivia. He's still confused. "That makes two of us," she says. She goes inside and packs her bag. Her son tells her that what she has taught him all of his life has been hard to live up to, but he's still needed those beliefs. He's just afraid that he has disappointed her.

    Remy's car breaks down so he, Christina, and his sisters have to get a ride with Cyrus. Mel can hardly recognize him with his clothes on.

    The Boudreaus and Cyrus arrive at the picnic. Leah puts a chef's hat on Rick. Mel cringes as Rick walks toward her. She cozies up to Cyrus and then leaves with him to play croquet.

    Father Ray arrives and hugs Michelle and Danny. Shayne arrives. He and Remy drink and talk about Dinah. Everyone gathers together for the three legged race. Alan is smug when he sees that Phillip and James lost. Emma drifts over to her mother, wishing Natalia had been there so she could have raced with her.

    Olivia sadly tells Josh that she wanted today to be perfect, but Natalia's not there. Josh tells her not to give up hope. She hides under a picnic blanket. After she climbs out, Blake arrives and tells her that Nat isn't coming and doesn't want to see her right now. "I'm really sorry," Blake says. Olivia runs through the woods before stopping and falling on her knees to cry.

    Inside the house, Rick steals some pie as he and Michelle talk about the family legacy and how proud they are.

    Outside, Danny sits with Marina and tells her about things in California. He doesn't miss Springfield; he needed to start over.

    At the beer table, Mallet tells Shayne that he knows he is Henry's father, but he still loves the boy and feels blessed to be his dad. He just doesn't want things to get weird between them. Shayne's cold to him. He walks away and Remy approaches him. He confesses that he helped Dinah get the DNA for the paternity test. Shayne insists that everyone is where they are supposed to be and claims this isn't hard for him.

    Phillip thanks Daisy for bringing James. She tells him that James does what he wants. As she walks away, James lays into him for trying to use her to manipulate him.

    Rick is called up to make his special speech. He's finally realized that he is one of the grown-ups. He talks about his grandma and how blessed they are to live in America. "I feel very blessed. Thanks Grandma," he says. Phillip comes up next and tells everyone how lucky he has been to spend time with them and wishes it could go on forever. Beth is next. She wishes everyone was lucky enough to live in a town where people help each other the way they do. After everyone toasts, Lillian asks Phillip if the day was everything he wanted. It was, but he wants to soak it in and pretend it will never end.

    Blake drives out to Natalia's and asks her if she's sure about leaving. Nat is. They pack.

    Next on Guiding Light:

    Olivia has to explain to Emma that Nat is gone.

    James punches Bill.

    Jeffery's plane goes down.

    Lillian urges Phillip to come clean with his family.

    No one shows up at Bill and Lizzie's wedding.

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    Posted by NotSoYButStillR at Friday, July 03 2009 01:44 PM

    Okay, I'm confused - who did Natalia sleep with?

    Posted by mom of 6 at Friday, July 03 2009 01:46 PM

    Run Nat run. She'll probably come back at the end of the show with a baby.
    I feel bad for Reva. I always love seeing her with her dad.
    I miss seeing the BBQ on the old set. It was one of my favorite things to watch this time of year.
    My head is swimming with the thought that there is so little time left for the show and so many story lines to be wraped up. I can't believe Philip is dieing, I HATE these writers. They destroyed my favorite show.
    Hi 3pupps, GLandWT, Julien ans sunflower

    Posted by 3Puppies at Friday, July 03 2009 02:13 PM

    I just loved the BBQ of the past. This one wasn't quite what I thought it would be. I loved seeing Danny and Michelle. James continues to be a brat. Phillip continues to try to get James to come around - won't happen. Blake sure got around today. Nat leaving - thank goodness. She looked like she was about to have that baby on the set. I suppose she will not return until the end of GL. I hope she tells Frank. Olivia will probably hook up with someone else in the meantime. All in all, I really enjoyed seeing the other actors. Guess that is it with D&M. Don't think they will be back. Just read the previews for Monday - oh my god, it sounds like a couple of NEW s/l's starting. Oh, please end what we have open now. I didn't know Jeffery was going to be in a plane crash.

    mom6, I am also going to miss GL, it has always been the best. Now, I am going to miss all you guys that I talk to about GL. Got to keep in touch somehow.

    Happy 4th of July to all - enjoy and have fun.

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

    Posted by mom of 6 at Friday, July 03 2009 03:02 PM

    Happy 4th to you too

    Posted by sholsten at Friday, July 03 2009 04:30 PM

    The show kinda ended for me today. Showing Phillip with the rest of the cast looks to seal his doom. Octalia seems to have been killed off. Why can't Natalia ever stand up and not be a coward. She runs off every time there's a little heat put on her. I really hate it for Olivia. She was falling apart today, and it will be hard on Emma. She has a double whammy coming with losing her Dad and her second mommy. There doesn't seem to be much left for the writers to develop

    Posted by BeHappy at Friday, July 03 2009 07:43 PM

    OK. I am really upset with today's show. I have been reading your posts but have just started to get involved in the postings. I think today's show was horrible. The Bauer BBQ is usually the highlight of the summer. Father Ray was a jerk. Getting Nat to run from her problems. She needs to stand up for herself and the person she loves. She is weak. (I still like her and the Otalia s/l) The writers bailed out of the Otalia s/l. Olivia was crushed-I really felt sorry for her! It was the worse BBQPhillip is an icon--he does not deserve to die. I have been watching the show for over 50 years and I really hate to see it cancelled.

    Posted by BBBMANAGEMENT at Saturday, July 04 2009 02:37 AM

    I Have not liked the storyline of Natalia and Olivia. Natalia is a stonch Catholic, and has been all her life. Even if she felt something for Olivia, she would have never acted on it, because it goes against ALL , she has ever believed in. Now she is pregnant with Franks baby. Her son can't stand to see Olivia, and her together. It grosses him out. That is because, Natalia, raised him to believe in God, and what is right in regards to the churches teachings.
    She would have fought those feeling about Olivia, until she no longer felt them....I am really upset that Phyllip is dying...MY LORD, doesn't anyone on this show, have a chance at happiness.??

    Posted by CBSoapKing at Saturday, July 04 2009 09:22 AM

    If GL has to go off the air, it's leaving with some rather powerful storylines on tap. At first I didn't care for the Olivia/Natalia love storyline, but it's grown on me. I'd say it's one of the best run stories on same sex love I've seen.
    In the final week though, I see Reva's character has been toned down and Philip has risen to the top. I hate like hell they're dooming his character but maybe something will turn about here.
    What's up with the Bauer BBQ that Ed wasn't there??
    Oh - and is Blake and Rick an item? They seem like a pretty good match. Of course I thumbed my chin on Cyrus and Dr. Boudreaux.....that's a saucy combination!!

    Posted by Beth05 at Saturday, July 04 2009 09:46 AM

    I loved the show on Friday. Thanks for bringing back some of the old characters. But I'm not pleased what happened between Father Ray and Natalia. He should not have told her to run away from her problems. I know it only a soap opera but you do not run away from your problems. She said had stayed and faced her problems. And why can't two women together work in daytime since this is the second time on two different shows that they sent the characters packing.

    Posted by shorty1943 at Saturday, July 04 2009 10:37 AM

    You do run away from your problems when you are nine months pregnant and just had a baby.....I was so hoping they would do it some other way but guess they thought that was the best way to handle it, altho we do not agree. I thought it was in poor taste for Father Ray to tell her that. If they let Phillip die, there are going to be some mighty unhappy viewers!!!

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