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    We're The Lucky Ones.

    Friday, July 17 2009
    The Spaulding men go camping, the town receives the news of Jeffrey's death and Mallet is disturbed by Marina.


    At the mansion, Lillian tells Phillip she's not sure he should be going on a camping trip. He thinks that he and his father and son really need this. "Have fun camping with Alan if you can," she says. As he packs up, he's stunned to see his father show up in his fishing gear. Phillip is excited that they are going to have an adventure. James comes in and they file out to the car.



    Alan and Phillip are gassing up while James goes inside the gas station and flirts with the attendant. Phillip admits to his father that he had to buy James a car to get him to come along. Alan laughs. They all climb into the car and Phillip tells his father to stop pretending that he isn't enjoying this. Alan tells him that life is full of disappointments but you accept them and move on. "Maybe you shouldn't," Phillip says. After fixing a tire, Phillip asks his father to drive while he takes a nap. James serves as navigator.



    The three men arrive in the woods and begin arguing about where to set up the tent. When the tent is up, Alan complains. James finally tells them to shut up and stop arguing. Everything they do just turns into the same argument. Alan gets a text message from Lillian telling him that Jeffrey is dead. They sit down, build a fire and talk about how hard things will be for Reva. Phillip tells his father how lucky he feels to be there with them.



    In North Carolina, Daisy brings Colin to Reva and tells her that she'll be there for her. Reva clings to her baby and cries on Daisy's shoulder. Daisy doesn't know what to say. "There's nothing for anyone to say," Reva says. While they cry, Josh asks the coastguard to do whatever they can to give Reva closure. Reva walks off with her baby and sits alone. She tells Colin how confusing this is and wishes she had made videos of him with his daddy. She was only happy because of Jeffrey and now he's gone.



    Olivia is packing up Emma's things. She snaps when the little girl tells her that she needs a lunch. Olivia apologizes but her daughter understands that she misses Natalia. After the little girl leaves for camp, Olivia cradles a picture of Natalia and cries. When her phone rings, she assumes it's Natalia but it's Josh. He informs her that Jeffrey is gone. She cries and agrees to call Ava.



    At home, Marina is complaining to Mallet about how hard it is to put a stroller together. Dinah arrives and tells them about Jeffrey. They talk about how awful it is. Marina lays the blame for the death of Edmund's double on Jeffrey. Dinah walks off to go and see Shayne. Mallet is upset. Marina tells him this is all sad but they need to move on. "We're the lucky ones," she says. She informs him that she is taking the baby to visit her friend today. They begin arguing because she never told him. She guesses this is really about something else. They continue arguing and he shouts about how much he wishes the person who started this would come forward. "Fine! We'll stay home!" she shouts.



    Josh calls his son to tell him that they've found a body. Shayne agrees to call the rest of the family. He and Dinah go back to their place. She is blaming herself for Jeffrey's death. He insists that this is not her fault. "All of us are in danger," she says.



    Daisy makes a cross out of stones on the ground. She and Josh have been calling the family. Reva tells them she's ready to go home. She wants her son to sleep in the home he shared with Jeffrey. Josh kneels and says a prayer.



    Olivia runs into Dinah by the water. They talk about Jeffrey. Olivia is still trying to find the courage to talk to Ava. "It's hard to deal with things that are bad when you're alone," Olivia says. Shayne approaches and asks her to come with them to toast to Jeffrey. She's glad he found real love with Reva.



    At Company, Mallet massages Lillian while she complains about how unfair everything is. Marina tells her that they will take care of Reva and Colin. When Lillian starts to blame this on whoever killed Edmund's double, Marina is cold and insists that with Jeffrey dead, they will all be fine. Shayne, Dinah and Olivia come in. They get drinks.



    Dinah follows Mallet outside. He's trying to keep his mouth shut about Marina but it's really hard to be around her. Dinah makes excuses for her but he's scared of what a good liar his wife is. She tells him that he has to learn to live with this. When she takes him inside, Mallet toasts to Jeffrey and what he has meant to the town.



    Dinah and Shayne are waiting at Cross Creek. Reva, Josh and Daisy arrive. No one's sure what to do. Dinah hugs Reva while Shayne brings the luggage in. Reva stops at the doorway and can't go in. She wants to be alone and asks them all to go. The family walks to the car. It's hard but Josh says they should keep their distance but stay close. He'll stick around to lurk and keep an eye on things.



    Olivia calls her daughter. "I have some bad news about your dad," she says.



    Back at Company, Marina suggests they go to the beach. He's not in the mood since their friend just died. She tells him there is nothing they can do about that.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Reva chases Josh away.

    The authorities come for Cyrus.

    Rafe confronts Olivia about driving his mother away.

    Jeffrey's memorial.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by ElleM at Friday, July 17 2009 02:09 PM

    I have such mixed feelings about reading these updates now. I have loved GL since I discovered it in high school (almost 20 years ago) and it breaks my heart that it is going off the air.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Friday, July 17 2009 02:16 PM

    Well here it is another week and getting closer to September. I enjoyed today's show. Alan, Phillip, and James will (I hope) someday find out they need each other. Marina was in true form again today. Whine - Whine - and more whine. Reva is so brokenhearted. Olivia, I don't know what to say about her. Daisy bringing Collin to Reva almost made me cry. Enough about being sad. Have a great weekend all.

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

    Posted by coco50257 at Friday, July 17 2009 03:19 PM

    Well if the writers had written better s/l's & didn't insist that about every scene had to take place outside this show would probably still make it. Wow! Saw Henry Cooper now playing Phillip & Nena's son. Also old Alan Michael on the Bold & the Beautiful I have a feeling that the Bold & the Beautiful will become an hour soap after GL is off the air. They are adding a lot more characters lately.
    What a way to end this show..Phillip dying, Jeffery dies, & Mirina is a murderer!! So much for happy endings. To think that this was once my favorite soap for over 35 years!!! Thanks writers! NOT!!!

    Posted by cynfrogette at Friday, July 17 2009 04:52 PM

    Whom ever does teh recaps... I know GL doesn't have long to go... but please. Reva's baby is COLIN not HENRY...

    Posted by sholsten at Friday, July 17 2009 10:38 PM

    I agree with all. It looks like the hope of the show moving to another network or whatever gets less & less everyday. Oh well, we can just enjoy what we have left of it.

    Posted by shorty1943 at Saturday, July 18 2009 06:28 AM

    cynfrogette:
    You took the words right out of my mouth..........first thing that I noticed was that it said Henry other than Colin............sad show. I loved Jeffery and Reva but now maybe she and Josh will once again be the happy couple we all know and love...

    Posted by rose03 at Sunday, July 19 2009 05:41 PM

    THE SHOWS HAVE BEEN SO GREAT THIS WEEK .But that because they r getting ready to end .WOULD REALL like to how c.b.sfells about the fact they have lost the trust of there viewrs as well as proder and gambel loosing the people who by ther products.LOYAL fans r taking list in so they dont any thing with ther name on it or linked to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by pattiejoe at Sunday, July 19 2009 07:01 PM

    Isn't there any station out there that will save our beloved soap GL

    Posted by Canastia at Monday, July 20 2009 07:13 AM

    cynfrogette,
    I was going to post the same thing! The re-capper's didnt even get Reva's baby's name right...! geez...I know this show is about to go off air but STILL...

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