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    I Want To Do It.

    Friday, September 04 2009
    Olivia changes her mind, Alan makes up his mind and Doris has a confession for Ashlee.

    Olivia tells her daughter that the cookies she made will make her dad feel better, but they won't stop him from being sick. Nat calls and talks about the cookies and the sonogrom.

    Emma and her mother bring the cookies to the mansion. While Emma gets milk from the cook, Olivia tells Phillip not to give their daughter any false hope. "This is so unfair," she says. Emma gives them cookies and goes upstairs. Phillip says he's going to stay in the house and die. They joke about how she danced at his funeral but now she's sad to have him die.

    Ed explains to Alan that he's an 87 percent match for Phillip. He could save Phillip's life, possibly, but there is every chance the operation could kill him. Ed's sales pitch isn't very good. He tells Alan that he shouldn't do it, but he knows that his position as a father is impossible. "You're really screwed," Ed tells him.

    Alan walks down to the water. He spills out the medical paperwork. As he pulls it from the water, Rafe approaches him and tells him about enlisting. Alan promises to look after his mother for him and asks him to talk to him again before he leaves. "I think your father would be very proud of you," he says, hugging him.

    Ashlee brings the galleys for Coop's book to Buzz in Company. He's proud of her for doing this. She did it for Coop. Doris comes in and Ashlee excitedly runs off. Buzz tells Doris what a great daughter she has. Doris can't take much credit for her and feels like she never gave her enough. Buzz tells her she can fix that.

    Blake meets Ashlee and hands her a check for her editor's fee. Ashlee's thrilled. Doris calls and asks to meet her daughter for lunch.

    Olivia goes to Company and chats with Buzz. They talk about Frank and what a good father he is. Buzz is glad he'll have another shot at it.

    Blake runs into Nat at the minimart. They talk about her upcoming sonogram and whether Frank prefers a boy or girl. Nat would love a little girl. Blake asks her not to push Frank out.

    Doris and Ashlee meet for lunch at the baseball diamond. Doris babbles nervously and talks about opening up. Ashlee isn't really following. They remember the day Doris told her about sex. Doris explains that she wanted to tell her something else that day. "I'm a lesbian," she says. Ashlee nearly hyperventilates. Doris explains what a lesbian is but her daughter already knows. Doris says she's always known but she tried to hide it and be like other people until she decided to live by her own rules. After she was fertilized, everything changed for her. As Ashlee grew up and asked questions, she could never come clean to her. She's sorry that she has never shared herself with her daughter. Ashlee doesn't know why she never trusted her. "You were cruel to me!" she cries. She's not ashamed, but she's angry that her mother could never love her enough to be honest with her.

    Nat runs into Phillip at Cedars. She tries to give him some pity. He's sarcastic. She tries to run away. He stops her and tells her not to let Olivia push her away; she'll need her. "I won't. I know what I want," Nat says. She walks across the room. Frank arrives and waits with her for the sonogram. They talk about Phillip dying and how she wants her baby to have all the family it can have.

    Alan goes to see Buzz. He tells him about Phillip and the small chance he could be saved. They talk about Vietnam and Alan admits that he didn't go because he was afraid. He tells him the story about his father getting him a replacement who died. He's been tormented by guilt ever since. Alan's always admired Buzz for serving and being a man of honor. Buzz laughs and tells him he went because he was running away from his family. "I am not a man of honor. I'm lucky, that's all," he says. Alan explains that he's a match for Phillip but he's afraid of dying. "You're going to do it because you can't not do it," Buzz says.

    Alan goes to see Ed and asks him to explain the entire procedure to him. "I don't care about me. I just want to hear about how this will save my son," he says. Ed explains everything and repeats that this would be the first time this procedure was performed. "For my boy, I want to do it," Alan says. Ed says they still have to deal with Phillip. Alan tells him he'll take care of him.

    Phillip finds Olivia crying in the park. She doesn't want to talk about it. He reminds her that it's too late for them to keep secrets. She admits that she's just feeling sorry for herself. He tells her that he's gotten used to dying. She talks about how everyone is leaving and dying. Phillip says the ones who are left will give her happiness. He doesn't think she should lose Natalia by pushing her away.

    Doris goes to Company in tears and tells Buzz that she told her daughter the truth and Ashlee walked away. She does a shot.

    Olivia arrives at Cedars for the sonogram. Frank gives the woman a moment. Olivia tells Nat that she couldn't waste any more time.

    Rafe runs into Ashlee outside. He can see she's upset. She explains what happened with her mother. He laughs, but she's serious. Doris has been keeping the secret from her for her whole life. She thinks her mother has been angry at her all along but it's just because she didn't like herself. "She trusted you enough to tell you this," he points out.

    Phillip runs into his father in the parking lot. Alan tells him he is his match and they need to start the procedure as soon as possible. Phillip refuses.

    Next on Guiding Light:

    Mallet runs into someone familiar.

    Vanessa and Billy get married.

    Jonathan has something to tell Reva.

    The Spauldings wait for the results of the operation.

    Nat and Olivia have something to tell Emma.

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    Posted by 3Puppies at Friday, September 04 2009 01:58 PM

    Well I was right, Alan did agree to help Phillip. Good old Alan goes for the "GO" and I am thrilled. I suppose the operation will happen (one to three) and Phillip will survive. I just don't understand the longlivity of Phillip's health and then in a matter of a day or two it is resolved. One way or another. I just finished counting the open s/l's that I remember and will they have time to end all of them. I amsure there are more than I can remember. Doris did the right rhing today. Another s/l almost done. Looks like O&N are going to get together after all. Boo Hiss. I was hoping Olivia would return to being the Olivia we all loved and chose a man. Oh well, guess we can't have everything. Now, what will Edmund do? The writers just can't let this s/l just drop. I think we are done to about 2 weeks. So sad.

    Hi: GLandWT, mom6, gossipqueen75, shorty1943, sunflower23, and all. (thanks to all that were concerned about my husband. He is doing fair but I have a lot of faith)

    Posted by Swisher25 at Friday, September 04 2009 02:19 PM

    Thanx for the update, it is greatly appreciated:)

    Posted by shorty1943 at Friday, September 04 2009 04:19 PM

    I have always had a difficult time picking my all time favorite on GL....different people, different days...but today Buzz won over all the others. How sweet was he with Ashley and most of all to Alan, even gave him a kiss on the top of his head....I just love Buzz!!!

    3Puppies, totally agree about Olivia, had hope the past week or so but think it went right out the window today. Just not going to waste my time and energy on that relationship.....too many loose ends for me to get tied up the way I want them....might just be in my head, but tie them up I will, cause the writers are just not working with me on all of them!!! Hope hubby continues to improve, remember yourself.

    Everyone have a safe and happy holiday weekend!!

    Posted by sholsten at Friday, September 04 2009 04:28 PM

    Yes, yes, YES!!! Otalia is finally back. I hope Ashley's talk with Rafe may settle him down with Natalia. I'm happy that Allan may finish out as a hero. I hope they both survive the marrow transplant. I look forward to the wedding next week.

    Posted by miasam at Friday, September 04 2009 04:40 PM

    How sad this story has become....I hope Jonathan brings Sara back before the end of the show for Mindy. I hope Alan and Phillip both make it thru the surgery and I really really hope the tie this up in a nice neat bow with a happy ending for all. I have been watching this show since I was in grammer school- it used to be on for 15 minutes then 30 then 60. I am so sad to see it go off the air.

    Posted by Earthmom at Friday, September 04 2009 06:32 PM

    After living at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 13 years, where we were able to get only one channel....I got hooked on Guiding Light. Some days I would watch all 4 CBS soaps in a row...but, eventually I dropped Y&R and B&B and watched only ATWT and GL. I'm now on the other side of the mountain and have Satellite with a bajillion channels and can watch GL & ATWT at 3 different times of the day, if I like. I do work...but, can set my own schedule. For the next 2 schedule revolves around watching my old friends finish my very favorite soap. When they do, I'll drop the extra West coast and Northeast channels since ATWT has slowly lost my attention. Guiding Light was always worth paying for the extra channels ...ATWT ....not so much. I will really miss sharing time with these wonderful folks. They feel like friends, neighbors and family. These brilliant actors have captured my heart for decades. I wish each of them every success. Thanks for a wonderful ride.

    Posted by slb010 at Friday, September 04 2009 11:25 PM

    I hope both alan and phillip spaulding survive this operation that they are about to have. I hope alan spaulding survive the operation and save his son. I hope phillip survives as well. I believe they will.

    Posted by ALBrooks25 at Monday, September 07 2009 05:21 AM

    OK so we know that Jonathan is going to tell Reva something.. is it going to be that Jeffery is alive??? I really would like to see Jeffery with Reva before the show ends!!!

    Posted by ALBrooks25 at Monday, September 07 2009 05:25 AM

    Does anyone know if Reva is going to find out that Jeffery is alive before the show goes off???

    Posted by ladyti at Wednesday, September 15 2010 06:47 PM

    I know I'm late with this, but does anyone else wonder why thEy didn't show more of Reva's siblings. They were apart of the shows storyline once also. I loved her brother Rusty and her other sister Roxy. I know the made Roxy crazy but they(reva, rusty, cassie and hawk) should've all got together and went to visit her.

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