GL Recaps: The week of November 15, 2004 on Guiding Light
Reva made a connection with Jonathan at the infamous country club fountain. Family and friends mourned and cursed Phillip's death at his memorial, and certain family members and friends were treated to a final message from Phillip in a videotaped reading of his last will and testament. Bill tried to convince Olivia that he could be a good husband and father to Emma. Harley struggled with memories of the night of Phillip's murder, uncertain if she, masquerading as Ruth, had actually shot Phillip in rage of insanity. Gus continued to cover for Harley, while certain family members were becoming suspicious of her behavior. Cassie found Tammy in a terrible emotional state, and had to back off when Tammy refused to return home until she sorted out her feelings for Jonathan and the entire incident. Michelle and Danny forged an alliance, while Tony told Michelle that he loved her and wanted to make love to her. Cassie learned that Dinah was involved in Tammy leaving town.
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Monday, November 15, 2004

At the Beacon, Cassie faints after hearing Edmund was acquainted with Dinah when she first returned to Springfield. A doctor arrives and offers to assist Cassie as she regains her senses. She refuses to go to the hospital but agrees to be tended to in a suite. An examination reveals the cause of Cassie's dizzy spell to be a miscarriage. Edmund is shocked and immediately blames himself for hiding his affiliation with Dinah. Cassie refuses to let Edmund blame himself. She reminds him she took help and support from Jeffrey, but refused it from Edmund - the man she loves. He is relieved and thanks Cassie for understanding. Cassie wants to talk about what the miscarriage could mean for the two of them - they may now have a chance at a child of their own.

In the lobby, Dinah is warned by Jeffrey that if she intends to use Edmund as a tool in a campaign to harass Cassie, she better prepare herself to deal with Edmund as he is when provoked. They are interrupted when the doctor appears and tells them Cassie is fine but has had a miscarriage. Jeffrey, seeing Dinah's reaction, warns her anew if she taunts Cassie about losing a baby, Edmund will become the least of her worries. Dinah assures him she finds no humor in losing a child, but remarks Jeffrey is behaving as the gallant prince he once impersonated.

At the hospital, Alan, Beth, Lizzie, Olivia, Rick and Bill await word from the doctor attending Phillip for gunshot wounds to the chest. He emerges from the room and announces Phillip has died. Alan, unable to accept this, tries to go in and see his son. Beth and Lizzie are crying and telling Alan 'he is gone.' Olivia, however, shows no emotion, demanding to know if Phillip said anything about where the children were. The doctor confirms no such information was offered before Phillip died. Alan rails at Olivia in a rage, announcing she is responsible for his son's death. He demands to know where she was immediately before Phillip was discovered at Company. Olivia, in a rage of her own, reminds all present they, too, tried to meet with Phillip in private to broker a deal for the safe return of their own children. It could have been any one of them!

Rick tries to comfort Alan over the loss of his son. Alan won't hear it and accuses Rick of abandoning Phillip in friendship when he needed him most. 'HE TOOK MY SON!' Rick screams in shaking disbelief at Alan's dismissal of the lifelong friendship between Phillip and him. Understanding dawns on Alan as he realizes the truth in Rick's words. He calms enough to tell Rick he will arrange for a medical examiner from another county to perform Phillip's autopsy. Lizzie, remarkably calm, asks her grandfather 'So, what do we do now?' Beth tells her daughter 'We take care of your father.' Alan agrees with her and reminds them to stand strong as family. Alan asks Beth to take Lizzie home but she wants to stay with him. Alan refuses, telling her this is what Phillip would have wanted. Beth reluctantly agrees and leaves with Lizzie.

Outside at Company, Gus has found Harley, partially disguised as Ruth, wandering around in confusion. Harley is bleeding and knows Phillip came to the restaurant armed with a .38 caliber pistol. Gus is confused how Harley could have known Phillip was there with a gun, never mind the exact make. With coaxing from Gus, Harley begins to remember following Phillip to Company. She says she thought she would be safe as Ruth but found out Phillip was aware of her charade when he ripped the wig from her head. Gus continues to prod Harley for information and finds out Harley and Phillip struggled inside the restaurant. Phillip shoved the gun at Harley, cocked it and dared her to use it on him. Harley draws a blank at this point but thinks that is when she fell and hit her head. She wants to tell Frank what she knows, but Gus tells her it is the last thing she should do. He wants more information. Gus takes Harley's disguise and puts it in a bag he hides behind a bench.

Frank arrives and tells Harley Phillip has died. She begins to tell what she knows but glances over her shoulder at Gus who shakes his head. While Frank comforts Harley, Gus retrieves the hidden bag and leaves quietly. At the hospital, he finds Alan alone and dazed in the waiting room. Gus sits next to his father as he mourns for his lost son. No words are spoken.

Across Springfield, on a tip by police, children are returned to their parents. James, to Beth, who tearfully rocks her son in the study at the Spaulding mansion; Lizzie is nearby. Emma is returned to Olivia who collapses against Bill in joy and relief. Jude is returned to Rick. And Zack is returned to Harley, who, with streaming tears, mouths the words 'He died' when Zack asks where his daddy is.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Frank suspects everyone of murder, including Buzz, who's under so much stress he becomes short of breath. When a witness comes in and describes Ruth perfectly, Ruth becomes Frank's number one suspect. Gus tries to divert Frank from pursuing her because he knows the truth behind Ruth's true identity. Later, Gus attempts to convince Harley that for her own protection, she must destroy all evidence of Ruth for good.

The Four Musketeers are now down to three, when Mindy comes to town and she, Rick and Beth reminisce about the Phillip they knew and loved. Later, after Beth finds a letter Phillip left for her, she is too afraid to open it. Finally, Rick reads it aloud to her and signs of the Phillip of old shine through, touching both Rick and Beth. Meanwhile, Lizzie's behaving very strangely for a grieving daughter, and Lillian worries about her.

Josh tries to get Reva to leave town, but she refuses, citing she wants to be around in the wake of Phillip's death. Meanwhile, Jonathan heads to the Country Club, flaunting his money. He claims Lizzie will vouch for him as a new member. But, when Lizzie tells him to get lost and slaps him for his inappropriate comments, Jonathan gets tossed into the Country Club fountain by the maitre d', just as Reva arrives.

Michelle keeps close tabs on Tony and Aurelia as Aurelia leads Tony to where Sebastian supposedly is. When Michelle interrupts them kissing, Tony calls Michelle on her jealousy and gives her a real kiss to let her know Aurelia has nothing on her. When they break from their kiss, Tony realizes Aurelia wasn't that into him after all when he discovers she stole his wallet, phone and map, leaving Tony and Michelle stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Bill calls Harley while looking at Ruth's wanted poster. Olivia comes in and asks for information regarding Ruth, afraid she will be blamed for Phillip's murder if Ruth is not found. Bill assures her he will keep her safe. As she leaves, Billy comes into the Beacon and asks if Bill and Olivia are still together. Bill becomes angry and assures Billy they are staying together and he intends to be a good father to Emma. Billy tells his son he has talked to INS and has made them believe the marriage is for real. They make-up and agree to call a truce. Olivia comes back in as Billy leaves, and accuses Bill of using Emma to get even with his father. Olivia reminds Bill that they agreed there would be no strings and he is now free to leave. Bill convinces Olivia he wants to be with her and Emma, and has no intention of ending the relationship.

Sandy takes Tammy back to the bar where he was hit by the car. Dinah is there and Tammy returns her car keys. Before she leaves, Dinah assures Tammy she will not say anything about where she is. Tammy tells Sandy she is different now, and feels everyone can tell what Jonathan did. As Sandy is trying to comfort her and convince her that no one can tell, a guy named Jake approaches Tammy. She feels he is only interested because he can tell something is wrong with her. Cassie comes into the bar and hugs Tammy. Cassie got a call from someone telling her where to find Tammy. She wants to take her home and help her through this. Tammy refuses to go home until she figures out what is wrong with her that J.B. knew he could hurt her. Cassie tries to comfort Tammy, telling her how strong she is. Cassie says how proud she is that Tammy did not take the job as a stripper in Chicago. Tammy becomes angry Cassie thinks she would do that. She says she won't disappear again but neither can she go home right now. Cassie asks that she at least call to let her know she is okay and leaves the bar. Sandy dances Tammy around the bar to cheer her up, and Jake interrupts to give his phone number to her. Tammy takes this as evidence that he knows something is wrong with her. Sandy tells her guys have always looked at her, and will always look at her, because she is amazing and beautiful and they would be stupid not to notice her. Sandy tells Tammy to wait for him there, and leaves to get the car.

J.B. falls into the fountain at the Country Club. Reva tells him to get out of the fountain as the staff approaches to apologize. As Reva tells them Jonathan is her son, J.B. retorts that he is nobody and stands up in the fountain and takes off his shirt. Hitting his chest with his fists, he begins to yell that he is a freak show and the Loser of Springfield. Reva just stares at him, and finally says he really is her son. She says he is not special, he is angry just like everyone else. J.B. accuses her of being a martyr and tells her to finish what she started and leave him alone. Reva pushes J.B. down into the fountain, says she can't leave him alone, and climbs in with him. She tells Jonathan about being the Slut of Springfield and how she jumped into the fountain to make a point to Joshua. Reva explained she once took the same path to force people to notice her. She tells him you have to be incredibly sad and broken to do something like this, but you can be whoever you want to be; you don't have to scream at the world to be noticed. Reva gets out of the fountain and calls for the Maitre d'. She orders dinner for two at her usual table. Reva turns to J.B. and tells him he can stay in the water and freeze or come inside with her for a hot meal and dry clothes. J.B. gets out of the fountain and agrees to have dinner with her just as Billy comes outside and moves between them. Reva assures him everything is fine. He goes inside, as Reva tells Billy that J.B. had wanted to make a scene. Reva tells Billy she knows who he is now: he is her.

Lizzie is at the Spaulding Mansion crying, when Coop comes in to return his suit. He tells her with her father gone; his job with the Spauldings is done. Lizzie says no, she still needs him to drive her as she does not have a license because of the accident. She tells him she needs to carry on her father's good deeds. Coop tells Lizzie he is sorry for Phillip's death, but not to make him into a hero. He bulldozed people's homes, stole their children and undercut their work. Good people don't do things like that. Lizzie becomes even more upset and says she will make him regret saying that. They continue to argue about her father, and Coop leaves the room as Lizzie swears she will not let anyone forget Phillip.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

As everyone gathers for Phillip's funeral service, Gus is intent on keeping Harley away. He fears her confusion about the night of the murder and her own guilty conscience may lead her to confess. Reluctantly, Harley agrees to stay away.

Meanwhile, Olivia is adamant that she has no intention of speaking well of the dead. Still reeling from Phillip's abduction of Emma, she downs a few glasses of wine to give her the courage to speak the truth, despite the consequences.

The Spauldings, however, are determined to have a public send off, honoring Phillip's memory and maintaining the family's dignity and reputation. For Alan, Lizzie and Beth it is a deeply emotional time. When Alex gets a one-day pass to join them, the family seems oddly more united by Phillip's death than it ever did when he was alive.

Later, Harley appears unexpectedly. Gus' worst fear seems about to be realized, until Harley fights through her guilt and vows to find Phillip's killer, whoever it might be. At the end of the service, the reading of Phillip's will begins and the Spaulding family receives a surprise appearance from beyond the grave.

Friday, November 19, 2004

The reading of Phillip's will impacts every member of the family. He leaves money for Beth and the kids while he leaves Alex stock with the stipulation that she work in the mail room at Spaulding when she gets out of jail. He shocks Alan and Gus by leaving Gus in control of Spaulding but Gus is adamant that he wants no such thing. Later, Lizzie reveals what she was left when she tells a stunned Coop that she owns Company.

Harley struggles with her guilt that she might be responsible for Phillip's death. Her fears are heightened when she discovers the gun the cops were not able to find. She covers with Buzz but is secretly afraid this is proof of her guilt. When left alone, Harley imagines seeing Ruth who points an accusatory finger at Harley and forces Harley to admit she wanted Phillip dead. Gus realizes how close to the edge she is and asks Harley to let him help her. Meanwhile, Buzz tries to set Coop free and get him to leave town but Coop won't go. He gets the feeling something more is wrong but Buzz doesn't admit anything. Later, when Harley and Gus realize the killer must have known the alarm code to Company, Harley is shaken to the core when she proclaims Buzz was the only person who knew the code.

As Michelle and Tony wander through the jungle, Michelle cuts her hand, gets frustrated and admits to feeling like she's made one bad decision after another. Tony asks if she counts him among the bad decisions but Michelle says no and the two get even closer. They begin to kiss but when Tony goes off to gather firewood, he falls into a ravine, unbeknownst to Michelle. Meanwhile, Danny and Marina spend time together as they toast to moving on with their lives. When Danny's wedding ring accidentally comes off, he decides not to put it back on and Marina impulsively kisses him.

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