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    The Son I Was Meant To Have.

    Monday, July 20 2009
    Alan and Phillip bond, Cyrus has information for Buzz and Reva grieves.


    The Spaulding men go looking for the lake but only go in circles and end up back at their tent. Phillip's glad his father is so relaxed about it. Alan thinks he's just high from all the bug spray. Phillip toasts to fathers and sons. They sit around the fire and joke as they cook. Alan admits that he's wanted to do this ever since Phillip was a little boy. He talks about his father and how hard he was to love. "I guess I did hate him," he admits. When he tells his son how much he means to him, Phillip suggests that their relationship is actually exactly like his was with Brandon. They quickly begin arguing about their failures and who has failed more. While they go over the times they've stolen each other's wives and tried to kill each other, James slips away, gets in the car and drives off. "There goes your son," Alan says. He tries calling Hilda but there is no reception. Phillip sits calmly and says they'll find a way home. He offers his father a marshmallow. They eat smores and talk about James. Phillip worries that he can't love him the right way because he never learned to be a father. Alan tells him he's over thinking this and James will find his way in the world. He admits that he would never win father of the year, but, in his own way, he's always loved him and been proud of him. "You were the son I was meant to have," Alan tells him.



    Olivia sits on the porch and drinks. She toasts to Jeffrey and then stumbles off to pick up Emma from Christina at camp. Since she's tipsy, she lets Christina take Emma for ice cream. Olivia rants that the world is unfair. Jeffrey died and Ava lost her father. The only person who could make her feel better right now is gone.



    At home, Reva holds Colin and cries. She glares over at the lantern which has gone out. She can't breathe anymore and rushes outside. Josh is there and tries to calm her. She doesn't know how she can take care of her child. Josh says she can do this because she has no other choice. "Somehow, he will help you survive," Josh says. He holds Colin and takes him inside while she nearly hyperventilates.



    Josh tells Colin that his mother will never run out on him. "You guys are going to take care of each other," he tells the baby. He says that he'll be there to help too, but he's not a superhero like Jeffrey was. Reva comes in and interrupts. She doesn't want help, she just wants Jeffrey back. He offers her some bourbon. She paces and then runs outside. When she comes back in, she starts dusting. Dr. Colin arrives. He hugs Reva and tells her how sorry he is about Jeffrey. Josh leaves them alone. They talk about how the baby reminds her of Jeffrey. When Colin gives her a vial of sleeping pills she becomes annoyed and shows him out. As soon as he's gone, Josh sticks his head through the door. She throws a rattle at him. She accuses him of trying to take over her life and tells him to get out.



    Remy goes into Company and grabs Cyrus. He tells him that the Feds are looking for the diamonds that went missing. Buzz comes out and begins talking about how wonderful his new stove is. Daisy wonders who sent the stove and suggests it must have been the same person who sent her a check for college. "I have a feeling that person knows they did something great," Remy says, looking at Cyrus. She talks to Cyrus about the check and how she never got to cash it.



    Cyrus goes to the graveyard to see Buzz. "How do you hold on with so much loss?" Buzz wonders. Since he lost Coop, he hasn't felt the same about anything. Cyrus tells him that he can help him feel connected again. He explains that Coop was doing research for a biography he was going to write of Jenna. He'd wanted to finish it for Buzz as a Christmas gift.



    "I'm glad to see I'm not the only one drinking in the middle of the day," Olivia says as she sits with Josh at the bar. He suggests the universe has put them together to cheer each other up. He offers to play pool with her so they can forget their problems. After a game, she tells him how strong her daughters are and how they are handling things better than she is. She brings up Reva and he insists that she needs her space right now. Olivia wishes she knew how to step back. "I'm just a mess, but everything goes wrong when the person you love is gone," she says.



    Back at Cross Creek, Reva sits with Colin and tells him about his father. She wishes she could see him again to tell him how she feels. "It's you and me kid," she says. As she puts the baby down, she lights the lantern in the window.



    Frank calls Remy and tells him that Cyrus stole the diamonds. He says there is a warrant for him.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Cyrus is arrested.

    Beth suspects Phillip is lying about something.

    "I've got to find some way to leave him in better shape than I found him," Phillip tells his father.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by grangran at Monday, July 20 2009 01:30 PM

    I know Reva is grieving but Josh is only trying to be there for her not put the make on her.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Monday, July 20 2009 01:34 PM

    Oh my gosh.....
    What a fantastic day today. Reva (Kim Zimmer) out did herself. What a fantastic actress. I cannot believe how she made me cry sooooo hard. Her acting today made me think how it felt when our son died. It is something you do not get over. She is the absolute best. Now, Alan, that was great today also. Alan telling Phillip how he felt about him. That even made me cry. The name of the show today should have been "Get your Kleenixs out". I don't know what else to say about today. Hope everyone enjoyed it.

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

    Posted by GLfan85 at Monday, July 20 2009 02:07 PM

    I feel so bad for Reva. All she has ever had is heart ache from day one. At least with Jeffery, although I much prefer Jeva, he accepted her for who she is and loved her enough to give his life for her.

    For those who think she needs to take a chill pill, I say phewy on you! She is grieving. She is on her what, 2nd day of grieving! Of course she is going to lash out at those who love her the most. She's scared, alone, and heart broken, I wouldn't expect her to act any other way. And Josh, he understand this and is going waite patiently for her to realize he is there for her and only wants to be a shoulder to lean on, cry on, and to be strong off of.
    Kim Zimmer I am so glad you have stuck with this show even when they put you through all the cr** rolls! You are truly awesome!

    Posted by Gotta Luv the Soaps at Monday, July 20 2009 02:32 PM

    It was nice to see Phillip and Alan beginning to bond. They have had such a chaotic relationship over the years. It was refreshing to see some warmth between the.

    Olivia needs to pull it together. I understand that she is hurting, but she has Emma and Ava to worry about, especially since Ava just lost her father. She needs to stop moping and drinking and get her act together. Olivia used to be such a strong character. Now she's a mess!

    Posted by dafyduc at Monday, July 20 2009 02:49 PM

    Reva gave me goosebumps today. She sent me back 4 years to the death of my husband. He died on July 18 2005 and I remember standing in my living room feeling like there was a vice on my chest, and someone was tightening the screws. I was gasping for air and actually could not function. She was great today. Kudos Kim Zimmer!!

    Posted by nesitari20092000 at Monday, July 20 2009 03:33 PM

    WHAT REVA NOT RUNNING TO JOSH WHAT!

    Posted by wisko at Monday, July 20 2009 04:04 PM

    What a great day today! Kim Zimmer was fantastic! A real tear jerker. I loved Reva and Jeffrey together. I supposed now they are going to pair Reva and Josh at the end of the series. Too bad-it was nice to see Reva move forward. I am still so heartbroken that no other network has picked up this show!

    Posted by texasmommy at Monday, July 20 2009 06:57 PM

    I have a great ending to a dying soap. But first let me say this is my favorite soap and the only one I watch. Reva and Josh will of course get back together. Jeffery will come and see how happy they are and decide not to bother them as it was always Josh and Reva and he will head for the hills. Dinah is leaving the show so she will go with him on thier endless search for Edmund. Nat will come back pregnant and decide to stay with Frank. Before she comes back, Olivia will hook up with Doris making it easier for Natalia to get back with Frank and be happy. Mallet will arrest his wife who is so whiny and go off looking for Dinah and Jeffery closing that story line. She will give the baby to Shayne since she is going to jail and he will take care of the baby as Laura come back since she never died as she is like her dad Edmund "invinsible" and Phillip will marry Beth before he dies and the story will end at Phillips funeral with everyone recalling memories of the soap. What do you think???

    Posted by DL2W at Tuesday, July 21 2009 05:36 AM

    i wish another newtork would pick up the show.
    Is Natalia coming back?

    Posted by shorty1943 at Tuesday, July 21 2009 06:13 AM

    Pretty good, texasmommy...as long as they start to tie up some loose ends before too long. I have mixed feelings of the Josh/Reva/Jeffery deal, so guess which ever one she ends up with will be good. Less than two months so they bettet get to hopping and end some of these many story lines, only hope that they have happy endings........especially Phillip.

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