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    Uncomplicated.

    Thursday, August 20 2009
    Reva gets a surprise guest, Mallet worries, Alan and James hang out and Phillip returns.


    Reva wakes up and looks around the house at the hundreds of pictures of Jeffrey everywhere. Marina calls and invites her to the petting zoo. Reva claims she has stuff to do. When she walks outside, Josh is there.



    Shayne runs into Beth at the courthouse. He's there to sign his annulment papers. "If I sign these, it will erase the whole thing," he says. She doesn't think it will be enough to make him forget.



    Josh goes to Company to have coffee. He and Daisy awkwardly talk about Reva and then he asks about the rest of her life. She doesn't have a life outside of work. "I guess life's a little more complicated than back when you were a kid," she says. Beth comes in and tells him she just saw his son filing the annulment.



    At Cross Creek, Reva spots Daisy outside so she rushes out to stop her from coming in. After a little chit chat, Daisy admits that she saw all the pictures yesterday. She wants to know if she's okay. Reva claims she will be and gives her a hug. Daisy promises not to say anything unless she starts acting weird.



    Alan wants to drag James to the office. James agrees to go along only if Alan will come to the park with him after. "There's no 'I' in 'team'," he tells him. Alan agrees.



    Phillip arrives at Cedars. He gives Ed a cow skull from his trip. Ed reminds him that he needs to stick to his treatment and wonders how he could have run off. Phillip panicked when he didn't get the answers he wanted. He's back to get his affairs in order and tell his family he's dying. That doesn't mean he's going to tell them today though... Ed points out that there will only be a few more weeks. Phillip promises to tell everyone in a couple of days. As they walk into the corridor, Beth stumbles into them. Phillip says he is planning on spending time with everyone now that he's back. She walks off to find her mother.



    Alan and James go to the office and he teaches him about contracts and budgets. Alan tells him that there is more to life than fun. "Why? Why you have to make it so complicated?" James asks. Alan smiles. When James leaves, Ed drops by and tells Alan that Phillip is planning to come clean. He wants him to be there to help the family. Alan is sure that the family can handle it. "You be there," Ed says.



    Shayne visits Marina and tells her about the annulment. He wants to get his life back on track. They sit down with Henry. "I'm going to be there for you," he tells the baby. Mallet walks in, disturbed to watch Shayne playing with the baby and talking about Dinah. Mallet interrupts. Shayne apologizes to him for the way he's been acting and thanks him. Mallet leaves and Shayne takes out a stuffed animal for the baby.



    James runs into Phillip in the parking lot. His father asks him to the driving range but James says he's too busy. After James walks off, Alan comes out. Phillip asks him to ditch James so he can spend time with his son. "I need to spend the time with him," Phillip insists. Alan thinks he should have thought of that before running away.



    Beth and Ed are chatting at Company. She's glad that she doesn't have to rely on a man in her life and studying law is taking up most of her time and energy.



    James runs into Daisy in the park. She tells him that he's doing a good thing by making his grandfather happy. They kiss. Alan watches and makes a face before walking over. He plays frisbee with his grandson and tells him he'll go far unless he lets someone get in his way. James says there is no one to get in his way. Phillip sits on a bench nearby and watches them. Beth sits with him and urges him to work things out with his son.



    Josh finds his son at the courthouse. Shayne shows him the annulment papers. Josh urges him to tell Reva.



    Josh goes to Towers for a drink. He runs into Ed and they talk about Reva.



    Reva begins boxing up her pictures of Jeffrey. She has trouble taking them to the basement. She takes one out to hang it back up. When she walks into the living room, Jonathan is there. They scream and embrace. "I came to check up on you and, from the looks of it, not a moment too soon," he says. She admits that she hasn't been doing well. He tells her no one can know he's there. They hug more then she gets Colin to introduce them. As she bustles around, he calls Jeffrey to tell him things are okay and there's no sign of Edmund. Reva returns and they go through Colin's baby book. Reva cries when she sees a picture of Jeffrey. She tells him about her wedding at the weenie wagon. He bursts into laughter. As she rushes off to get the wedding album. Shayne walks up to the house. He spots someone through the window. "Edmund?" he wonders. He rushes in and punches Jonathan just as he turns around.



    Mallet goes home and catches Marina as she's leaving for the petting zoo. He offers to go with her. When they get home later, they drink beer in the yard and make plans for dinner. "This is good. Simple. Uncomplicated," she says. He stares off at the stuffed animal Shayne gave Henry.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Nat sends flowers to Olivia.

    Vanessa prepares for a date with Billy.

    Shayne lashes out at Jonathan.

    Buzz doesn't know what Jenna and Coop want him to find.

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    Posted by shorty1943 at Thursday, August 20 2009 01:52 PM

    Did I hear Beth correctly when she told Phillip about James, he is just growing up so fast....for petes sake what is he 3 years old!!! He does not know the meaning of the word grown up and he must be at least 23 years old.

    Did not like Mallet sneaking around today, I think he knows the jig is up and that he just might not be daddy to Henry much long, Shayne just might step in and I pray that he does. Really want Dinah to come home but if not then I hope he and Marina can work something out.

    Only wish that I have is that Phillip beats this thing and lives a happy life, that is the least the writers can do for us!!

    Posted by grangran at Thursday, August 20 2009 02:10 PM

    Oh I just love Jonathan love his smile and his laugh. So good to see him. I wish one of the other soaps on CBS would pick him up. Maybe he dac help Reva

    Posted by ness17 at Thursday, August 20 2009 02:35 PM

    I hope Lizzie get to see her daughter....

    Posted by kyh4 at Thursday, August 20 2009 04:54 PM

    Great show today thought it would be boring b/c they didn't show Otalia but, It was great. I can't wait to see what Jonathon and Shayne say to one another tomorrow!

    Posted by sweetcaoline at Thursday, August 20 2009 07:16 PM

    The look on Revas face when she saw Jonathan was---PRICELESS!! Kim Simmer is a wonderful actress.

    Posted by sweetcaoline at Thursday, August 20 2009 07:17 PM

    OOPS--I MEANT kIM ZIMMER.

    Posted by gabriella at Friday, August 21 2009 08:50 AM

    shorty1943, actually james should only be about ten at the most. i'm pretty sure he was 3 or 4 when Will then 8 pushed him off he stage at a christmas play. james was born to beth and (Jim) actually Philip) but when daisy came to town, followed by jim, she was already thirteen. this was long before jim got with beth and james was born. she's a cradle robber because these writers don't know there history. maybe will should come back now as a 25 year old to get in cahoots with Edmund

    Posted by sassiegirl225 at Friday, August 21 2009 01:07 PM

    i luv that jonathan is back

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