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    Some People Never Learn From Their Mistakes.

    Tuesday, September 01 2009
    Billy and Vanessa continue celebrating and Phillip tries to bond with his son.


    Billy goes to visit Reva to talk about the wedding. He wants her to be the matron of honor. She tells him he doesn't need to do this so she won't feel left out. He insists that he wants her there. No one has been a better friend to him than her. "Then I'll be there with bells on," she says.



    Lizzie walks up as Josh and Bill discuss a project for the wedding. They admit that they are planning their part of the Lewis tradition - disrupting Billy and Vanessa's honeymoon. She refuses to let them go through with this and takes their blueprints away. As she walks across the lawn, her mother calls and they chat about the wedding. She says it's every child's dream to have their parents back together. Beth tells her to keep dreaming.



    James is having breakfast and chatting with Alex when Alan comes down and tells him to get ready. When James leaves to get ready for work, Alex tells her brother he must be proud of himself. He explains that they are going to play some frisbee before they go to the office. She's impressed. He says that James is the only person who understands him almost as well as she does.



    Phillip arrives at Company to meet with Lillian and Ed. He's starting to feel his time running out and thinks he has to start saying goodbye now. After he steps away, Beth comes in and Ed rushes off to work. Beth sits down with her mother and asks what's going on. "Do you realize what a mistake you're making? Buzz loves you!" Beth blurts out. Lillian insists they aren't having another affair. She's a one man woman.



    James and Alan are in the minimart talking about frisbee. James wonders what his grandfather did for fun when he was a kid. Alan didn't have time for fun. "We gotta get you a hula hoop," James says.



    When Phillip gets home, Alex tells him that James and Alan have been forming quite a bond. He decides to spend some time with her and challenges her to a game of cards.



    Bill and Lizzie run into Alex as she eats a hotdog in the minimart. They talk about all of the weddings and she expects them to have some babies in the spring.



    Reva goes to see Vanessa at The Beacon. They awkwardly talk about dresses. Reva admits she thought Billy was kidding and asks her if she really wants her to be part of this. Vanessa confirms she does. Reva cries. "Who would have thought the girl who came to Springfield to break up you and Billy would be standing up for you now?" she says. Lizzie arrives and they talk about what to wear. They tease Vanessa but she doesn't want any surprises.



    Billy runs into Alan at Towers and asks for his congratulations. Alan guesses he won a pie eating contest. Billy informs him that he's marrying Vanessa. "Some people never learn from their mistakes," Alan says. Billy offers him an invitation but Alan turns it down.



    James runs into his father at the mansion. Phillip tells him it's great he's spending time with Alan and asks him to do something later. James turns him down. Phillip needs to spend some time with him. As he demands to know why he refuses, Beth walks in and tells him to leave their son alone. "We don't always get everything we want when we want it," she tells him.



    Josh and Bill find Billy playing horseshoes. They joke about the bachelor party.



    Lillian goes to the mansion to see Alan. She tells him that Phillip is going to tell the family he's dying. She wishes he and Phillip would end their fight because the family will need him. "I love Phillip too," he admits. She knows he does, even if he has a funny way of showing it.



    James runs into his great aunt eating dessert at Company. They joke around and she asks him to play frisbee.



    Phillip and Beth argue outside. She reminds him that he was gone for years and his son grew up without him. She thinks that he just pulls people in and pushes them away when he wants to. He tells her that it really is all about him this time and walks away.



    At Towers, Josh, Reva, Bill and Lizzie toast to Vanessa and Billy. They're all happy to see them happy, even if they are a bit scared of Vanessa. Reva says it feels like they're all where they are supposed to be. Bill tells his parents that he loves them and couldn't be more proud to be their son. Billy admits he blew it with Vanessa before, but she says third time is a charm. Reva abruptly says she has to go and leaves. Josh trails after her, catching her by the elevator. She claims the babysitter needs her to come home.



    James runs into Lillian in the garden. He tells her the only thing his dad ever taught him was how to disappear. She thinks he should be spending some time with him. He shakes his head.



    Alan corners his son in the attic and asks him why he's telling everyone today. He thinks it's time now that he's had a moment with everyone. "What about me? What about my moment?" Alan asks. Phillip says he's been trying for his whole life, but now he's out of time. After Alan storms off, Phillip looks for him and runs into James. He asks him if they can do nothing together and then challenges him to basketball. James walks away. Phillip chases him, running down the road after him as he drives away before he collapses on the lawn.


    Lillian goes to see Ed and asks him if Phillip has any chance. He tells her that the marrow transfusion is too dangerous for everyone involved.


    Reva goes home and talks to Jeffrey's picture about how hard it is to move forward. Josh calls to make sure she is okay. She assures him that she is pulling herself together and will be okay.



    Next on Guiding Light:

    Jeffrey gets an update from Jonathan.

    Shayne and Marina decide to tell their families about their arrangement.

    Phillip calls for help.

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    Posted by shorty1943 at Tuesday, September 01 2009 01:41 PM

    There are simply not enough words to tell just how much I despise James right now and Beth is pulling in a close second!!! It would be wonderful if when Phillip can, he tells them both to take a high dive into the shallow end of the pool.....I have wanted Phillip and Beth to get back together since he came back but no more, not after today.
    Amazing how well Grant is playing his part, he makes you feel like you are right there going thru all this nasty stuff with him...........bring on the cure please...

    Posted by shell03 at Tuesday, September 01 2009 01:45 PM

    If Lizzie can forgive her father James should. James is a jerk!! I don't understand why the writers waste time with him.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Tuesday, September 01 2009 01:58 PM

    Good to be back!! All is almost normal. Watched a little of today's epi and I would just love to smack James. What a snot of a kid. Wonder what he will do when Phillip tells him that he is dying? Hope he understands what that means. Alan is going to find the cure for Phillip. Guess his money will do the trick. JMO. Beth needs to talk to James about being a son to Phillip. But, then again, I am talking about no-backbone Beth.Buzz and Lillian are great together. I have a question, "why would a wealthy woman like Alex eat a hot dog at a mini-mart? Strange. When are the writers going to end of the old s/l's that have just fallen off? Not much time left. Guess that is about it for today.

    Hi: GLandWT, mom6, Julien, Gossipqueen75, shorty1943, and all.

    Posted by TitansFanGran at Tuesday, September 01 2009 02:20 PM

    If Phillip is wanting to spend time with all his family, how does he hope to accomplish that with Zack who is in Greece with Harley? Or did the writers just forget about him? Also, where has Peyton (Beth and Alan's child) been? She is not even mentioned any more.

    Posted by shorty1943 at Tuesday, September 01 2009 02:54 PM

    Welcome back, 3Puppies, hope that your husband is doing well. You have probably missed some of it, but everything is happening in the mini-mart of late. It is rather funny when you stop and think about it. I live in a little town of about 200 and we at least have a place or two to eat, buy groceries, building supplies, we do not have to go to the mini-mart!


    Titans, I had totally forgotten about Zach, wonder just how they will handle that. Peyton will probably show up in a day or two and be 21 years old, even Alan stopped bringing her name up....only in soapland!!

    Posted by 3Puppies at Tuesday, September 01 2009 03:18 PM

    shorty1943,
    Thanks for the welcome back. Husband is far from being 100% but at least he is home now.

    I laugh at the mini-mart. I born and raised in a small town (less than 200) and moved to the BIG city (as our family called it) when I was 13. We had one grocery store, a post office, and 2 bars. That was it. But we never ate in a mini-mart.

    I just find it funny to have a store that sells everything.

    Also, there are more children missing. Maybe they are being held in the attic. (Flowers in the attic) Where are Blake's childen? Where is Vanessa's daughter? What happened to Mel and Rick's daughter - whee did she go? I hope they are all going to ATWT. Looks like Jonathan is going there.

    What if Ross phones Blakes and tells her to go to the town he is in. He doesn't have to appear. Just phone. Great ending for that couple.

    Too many maybes... The show is going down fast.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Tuesday, September 01 2009 03:19 PM

    Meant to say "I was born and raised ,,,,,,,

    Sorry about that.

    Posted by GLandWT at Tuesday, September 01 2009 03:45 PM

    Hello 3Puppies and welcome back. I am glad to hear that your husband is out of the hospital and I am praying that he will be back at 100% before long.

    One would think it would be safe for Sarah to at least come for a visit if not to stay. Alan hasn't mentioned Peyton since shortly after Coop's death, nor does he mention his grand son Rafe. ...some dad/grandad he is!

    The little girl that plays Vanessa's daughter, Maureen, is Frank's real life daughter. I would think Vanessa would at least include her in the wedding.

    3Puppies, I like your idea of a phone call to Blake from Ross.

    Hi Mom6, Julien, Sunflower23, Gossipqueen75, Shortyl943, and all.

    Posted by Sunflower23 at Tuesday, September 01 2009 05:32 PM

    Hi 3 Puppies, Glad you are back, and that your husband is doing better. There is a little more than 2 weeks left before G/L comes to an end. It doesn't look like there is going to be too many happy endings. I was hoping they would of ended the soap with Josh and Reva together for ever like it reads on her mantel but that is not going to happen. The soap will end with a lot of loose ends. They should of have written Lizzie's pregnancy in. They dont bother hiding it no more. Poor Grady, even though he was not one of my favorite, his body was never found.

    Hi 3 Puppies, GLandWt, mom of 6, Julien, and everyone.

    Posted by GLandWT at Wednesday, September 02 2009 09:14 AM

    Sunflower23: You mentioned "loose ends/Grady"; I'm thinking the John Doe might end up being Grady; therefore, Dinah would not have killed the John Doe.

    GL forgets that we, the fans, do pay attention. Surely Dinah, of all people, knows Edmund and what he looks and sounds like. If Edmund was threatening to take baby Henry, Dinah could not have mistaken that. Somehow, Edmund found Grady's body and orchestrated that whole ordeal - JMO.

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