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    I Love My Dad.

    Thursday, September 03 2009
    James wants to help his father, Olivia pushes Nat away again, Doris makes a decision and Coop's book is finished.

    The Coopers go back to Company to swallow everything that's happened. A man from the bank comes in to serve Buzz some papers. He calls Marina over and the man explains that they are going to foreclose on their mortgages before they can declare bankruptcy.

    Outside, Cyrus, Ashlee and Blake talk about Coop's book. She tells him that they can't get the money they need unless they hand in a finished manuscript by tonight. Cyrus urges them to try and help him save the Coopers. Blake says they can't do it without her so they run off to start.

    Natalia drops by Olivia's office to let her know that tomorrow is her sonogram. "I know you're going to want to come with me," she says. Olivia wants her to leave this alone. Nat tells her to get over being afraid so she won't miss any more family moments. Olivia still refuses.

    At Cedars, James confronts Ed about the procedure that could save Phillip. Ed insists it's untested and risky. In the corridor, Lizzie can't believe her father is dying. Alan rants about how his son has kept this from them. Lillian, Beth and Rick gather around Phillip and try to convince him to stay in the hospital. He refuses. James rushes in and tells them all that there is a cure and Dr. Bauer wasn't going to tell them. Ed explains that this would require an extreme operation that would likely kill both people involved. No doctor would do it because it's so risky. Lizzie wonders if one of them is a match. Phillip refuses to let anyone in his family take this chance. James and Lizzie still want to be tested. Phillip forbids it and leaves to talk to Emma.

    James begs Rick to give him the test. Rick refuses but James won't back down. "I love my dad... we just never... I need him to know it," he stutters. The nurse is brought in and James is tested.

    Natalia walks into Company. "Welcome to the morgue," Buzz says. The family is moping. Nat walks over to Frank to remind him about the sonogram tomorrow. Shayne sits with Henry and tells him what a crazy family he has.

    Frank walks out and runs into Olivia across the street. She tells him she's not going to the appointment tomorrow because it's not her place. He doesn't know what anyone's place is anymore. He lists everything that's happened. She tries to ignore him but he says that in the broader scheme of things, it's not that bad. "Just do what you need to do," he tells her.

    At the Beacon, Ashlee, Blake and Cyrus have three hours to write thirty five pages about his adventures in Australia. As they start, Doris comes in and asks what they're doing. When Ashlee tells her they're writing a book about Jenna, Doris jokes that she should write a book about her. "I can't. I don't know anything about you," Ashlee admits to her mother. As time runs down, they finish it and Blake calls the publisher as Cyrus hacks into the publisher's website to get it in on time. The publisher agrees to give Blake the advance. They jump up and down and yell for joy.

    Phillip tells Olivia his news in the park. She cries. Emma runs up to them and he takes her for a walk and tells her by the water. She hugs him. After he leaves, Emma asks her mother if they can say goodbye to him again later. She wants to go to Nat's and bake cookies for him.

    Nat runs into Alan at Cedars. She tells him how much she loves her new job. He tells her about Phillip and he thinks that Rafe should know. When he asks after her son, she tells him that he enlisted in the army. He drifts over to Lillian and she reminds him he has a cardio test. Alan says he's skipping it. "No one needs me anymore," he says morosely.

    Doris runs into Natalia at the minimart. Nat tells her that Olivia is the love of her life and she's not letting go of her.

    Olivia and Emma go to Nat's to bake cookies. Olivia leaves her daughter there and stays outside. As they bake, Nat stares out the window as Olivia stands on the lawn. Emma asks Nat about her baby and feels her belly. "It's a girl," Emma says.

    Alan meets Phillip in the park.

    Rick walks out to James and tells him he's a match. James is eager to take the next step. Phillip walks up and stops them, furious with both of them. He screams at James until he walks away. He lashes out at Rick. The doctor tells him that his son is a grown man and he just put his life on the line for him. "Just because you're dying, doesn't mean you can control what everybody feels. Let him be your son," he says.

    At Company, Daisy and Frank push the peppershaker around until Blake, Ashlee and Cyrus come in with news. Blake tells them that the book is published and they are being sent an advance. It's enough to pay both mortgages and everything else. They're shocked and decide to have booze and milkshakes.

    Daisy runs out and tells James her good news. She notices he's not okay. They take a walk.

    Doris catches up with Olivia in the park. Doris tells her that she wishes she'd taken more risks in her life. Maybe it's time for her to risk everything and reach out for what's important, she says.

    Ed meets with Alan and tells him that he is a potential match. He leaves him alone to think it over.

    Next on Guiding Light:

    Rafe tells Alan that he's enlisted. Alan thinks Gus would be proud.

    Doris comes out to her daughter.

    Ed warns Alan that the risk of the operation is extremely high.

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    Posted by SJH 13 at Thursday, September 03 2009 01:44 PM

    I knew when Ed first mentioned the potential cure that it would end up with Alan risking his life to save Phillip. I just haven't figured up if that will be Alan's demise or if they will both pull through. I think it will be a good ending.

    Posted by 3Puppies at Thursday, September 03 2009 01:47 PM

    I think I mentioned this the other day, about suspecting Alan would be the one to save Phillip. I still believe he will be the one. I am so glad that James stated he loved his father. Guess there is still hope for that kid. Anxious to see how Doris tells Ashlee about her relationships with women. I really hope Olivia finds someone before the show is over. I don't want to see her with Nat. I heard that the show will prdict the futures of all the characters. I sure hope that happens. I would like to know who ends up with whom. Down deep, I still want Reva and Josh together. But for some reason I don't think the writers are going to do that. Too bad, their were the best couple on the soaps.

    Hi: GlandWT, mom6, Gossipqueen75, shorty1943, Sunflower23, and all.

    Posted by SJH 13 at Thursday, September 03 2009 02:03 PM

    You probably did, I don't always get a chance to read the comments. I'm hoping Josh and Reva are together too. And Phillip and Beth.

    Posted by shorty1943 at Thursday, September 03 2009 02:06 PM

    I agree with you 3Puppies, on Olivia, she has always been a favorite of mine and we have all known her for years and I just do not think that she can make it with Nat...was hoping that they would put her with Matt. James was almost human to day wasn't he? Hope your hubby is getting stronger each day...

    Posted by GLandWT at Thursday, September 03 2009 02:07 PM

    Today's episode worked my nerves. It seemed like an old "Wednesday's" episode...

    I am somewhat confused: Rick told James that he is a l00% match for Phillip; Ed told Alan, although he is not Phillip's biological father, that he is a potential match. I guess my concern is, who will save Phillip and where does Rick's "spoiler" death fit...?

    Hi 3Puppies, Mom6 (I know you are busy with school...), Julien, Sunflower23, Gossipqueen75, Shorty1943, and all.

    Posted by sholsten at Thursday, September 03 2009 03:16 PM

    I thought this 49 yr old man could get through this show without crying but it isn't happening. The punk role shifted today from James over to Phillip, but I think Rick might have helped him see the err of his ways. They have 10 more days to wrap things up. I hope it is to our likings.

    Posted by BBBMANAGEMENT at Thursday, September 03 2009 06:53 PM

    I don't want Natalia and Olivia together either. It just doesn't seem right...Actually to turn regular heterosexual women into lesbians, is sort of creepy. Now if they had already had the tendencies, that would be diffirent. How about Natalia getting jealous when Frank finds a great looking lady...Yeah...she thought of him as a friend, but the thought of loosing him, this kind and gentle man, just makes her fall deeply in love with him. Blake should hook up with Matt. Jeffrey gets killed by ,you know who, and Josh and Reva get back together, before the show ends. Or better yet, Olivia and Matt start dating and ,go for each other in a big way. I KNOW I AM DREAMING, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPIER WITH THE ENDING IF IT HAPPENED THE WAY I WROTE IT !!!

    Posted by kyh4 at Thursday, September 03 2009 08:38 PM

    Sad show again today. Why GL why CBS? thats what we GL fans are still asking ourselves. I just want the actors and actresses to know I appreciate all their hard work. Today was gutwrenching to see Phillip tell Emma and his scenes with James. I really loved this show and It will always be in my heart forever.

    Posted by CMath90606 at Friday, September 04 2009 04:29 AM

    I have cried for 3 days with this show. I came back when I found out that Grant was coming back and I have been faithful to him ever since. James needed to admit to Rick that he has been a total idiot when it comes to his "dislike
    " for his father and sister. Does he know that he was the cause of the attack? Will he and Alan share the marrow for the transplant? Alan is a good possible match and James is 100% match. One confusion on my part, why are they wasting precious airtime on this Edmund and Jeffery BS. They both should stayed dead and Jonathan could have brought Sarah home to Lizzie on his own. Help me out so that I can feel better about losing this show.

    Posted by gossipqueen75 at Friday, September 04 2009 08:40 AM

    I am a little lost. I admit that I haven't kept up on the updates very much because it was a hard one to watch go. My Grandmother watched this show, my Mom and then so did I. So sad. And now that they are bringing back old people from the show just makes this harder. So sad if Phillip dies. I loved him. Hope they can end most of these stories on a happy note. I am a little lost at why Mallet left but glad to see Marina with the baby and Shayne, hopefully they get back together.

    Hi 3Puppies, GLandWT, Julien and all

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