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  1. Hey everyone...

    As Nancy Hughes might have said on ATWT before CBS broke in with a news bulletin, "I gave it a great deal of thought..."

    I have decided to end production of Somerset on SON after 44 episodes. However, that is not the end of the serial as you knew it.

    I want to be careful how I say this, but next month Somerset can be seen on "another network", as they call it. What I am going to do is promote the show a bit better, keep up with the episodes, but more importantly I will relaunch the show from Episode 1 at its new location so viewers who have not seen it can get caught up.

    For those who think I may have run out of ideas, hardly. I actually have enough material for two years' worth of story. I'm looking forward to relaunching the show at its new site, and some of you post at it so you may know what it is.

    I can't thank Errol, Toups and company enough for allowing me to have Somerset at SON for its start. I'll still be posting here, so I'm not going anywhere.

    Take care.

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    As the sun has set, a mournful nation is in shock and heartbroken over the assassination of their president. Lawrence’s body has been flown back to Washington D.C., and as the plane lands at the airport.......a distraught Forrest walks over to the staircase as Jennifer is being helped down. Their eyes lock.........and, once at the bottom of the staircase, she falls into Forrest’s arms and sobs deeply, only mustering the strength to say......

    Jennifer: I’m so sorry.

    Forrest holds on to her, and Jack comes up and takes her from Forrest.........as he sees his brother’s body being brought off of the plane. The nation, and especially the citizens of Salem, watch is disbelief as the casket carrying the president is loaded into a hearse to be taken to the morgue.

    Jack, having placed Jennifer in her limousine, walks over to Forrest and tells him.........

    Jack: Sir, I have that file you requested.

    Forrest: Good. Get it to the F.B.I., the I.S.A. and Interpol. I know who killed my brother.......I just want the proof, so, when he is captured.......the charges will stick. But.......

    Jack: Yes?

    Forrest: Keep the identity of the person who ordered his assassination out of the media. They will only get in the way. Also.......contact Stefano DiMera and Shane Donovan. Tell them I’m signing off on their plan.

    Jack: Yes, sir.

    Forrest: And have Bo Kiriakis brought to Washington tomorrow. I’m going to offer him a job. I just hope he takes it.

    Jack: Yes.........Mr. President.

    As Jack walks off, Forrest asks him a question.......

    Forrest: Jack.........I need a man I can trust as my Vice President. Interested?

    Jack: {After a brief pause} With pleasure, sir.

    Forrest: Good.

    Both men walk to their cars. Forrest gets in his own limousine, and Jack sits in Jennifer’s limousine. As all the cars drive away from the runway and leave the airport, Jack places his hand on Jennifer’s hand........and it makes her break down once again. Jack puts his arm around her, and comforts her as she cries in his arms, as the motorcade drives off into the beautiful starlit night.

    In Salem, the Hortons sit in the family living room and cry at what they have witnessed on the television. Maggie remarks that she didn’t think someone would a man as honorable as Lawrence. Hope doesn’t know why she would think that. People die every day........why should his death be any more important? Maggie is shocked by Hope’s attitude, and Hope doesn’t care. All she wants is Bo. And she will have him........

    Hope: Even if I have to get rid of that whore he’s married to.

    Maggie stands and looks at Hope, as the scene fades into.......

    The DiMera household, where Orpheus comes downstairs for dinner. He rolls up his sleeves and sits down to eat, and Eric and Lucas walk through the door. Marlena comes out of the kitchen with Carrie and everyone sits down to silently eat. Everyone keeps looking at Orpheus, and after minutes of this tension, he puts his fork down and says......

    Orpheus: Ok. Your grandfather and I have a plan in place. I can’t tell you what it is.

    Lucas and Eric look at each other, with Lucas saying........

    Lucas: I want in.

    Eric: So do I.

    Marlena: {Standing up} No. None of my children are getting involved. The country is in mourning. And you father and grandfather have enough on their plate without you two getting involved. Besides Lucas, you left home because of the violence.

    Carrie: And now you want to in. You too, Eric. Interesting.

    Lucas: I know all of that........I’m just sick of those damn Bradys running all over everything and everyone. Dad......you can see that, can’t you?

    Orpheus: Of course, son. But there are reason why none of you can have any part in this. (Turning to Marlena) Great food as always, my dear. You are truly a great cook.

    Marlena: Thank you, dear.

    Orpheus: And now.......I’m going to meet with some people. I’ll see you all tomorrow morning. Good evening.

    Orpheus heads out to meet with Stefano at the station, while Eric and Lucas decide to follow him. Marlena stays with Carrie, and as the men leave out...........

    Steve and the new president sit in the Oval Office, going over then plans to attack the Brady Mansion and bring Roman and Shawn Brady to justice.........as, 90 minutes later, Lucas and Eric sit in Lucas’s car and listen in on Orpheus’s meeting with his father.........

    Lucas: They need to get to the damn pont. I’m sick of sitting in this car. BTW.........how did you get that microphone into Stefano’s office?

    Eric: I’m a DiMera, as are you. You know we have our ways.

    Lucas: True. Wait a minute.........what did Dad just say?

    Both men listen intently and both of them hear the plan to attack the Brady compound. They look at each other as Eric tells Lucas to hit the peddle........

    Eric: I have to get to the house and warn Sami.

    Lucas: What about the rest of the Bradys?

    Eric: To hell with the rest of them! She’s the only one a I care about. If anything happened to her.......

    Lucas: Calm down, little brother. We’re on our way.

    Lucas starts his car and guns it towards the Brady Mansion...........

    While Steve and Forrest converse with Shane on a conference call about when they strike. Forrest agrees that tomorrow is as good a time as any. He tells the men that he intends for Steve’s brother Bo to go along with them. Steve and Shane both ask why.........and Forrest tells him that the U.S. Attorney General is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the country.......and that is what he intends to make Bo, if he excepts the position.

    Back in Salem, Lucas and Eric pull up down the street from the mansion. They look at each, shake hands, and Eric jumps out of the car, racing towards the compound. He tries to stay out of sight as Lucas starts his car and drives off. He then picks up his phone and calls Sami’s private phone. When she answers, Lucas tells her Eric is on the grounds, and needs to talk to her. She thanks Lucas for the phone call, and he says........

    Lucas: It’s the least I could for my brother. Take care.

    As they both hang up........Bo’s private jet lands in Washington, D.C. He looks at the television as the nation mourns Lawrence’s death, and disembarks off the plane. He is met by F.B.I. agents and Secret Service agents, sent there by Forrest for his safety. He gets into a waiting limousine, the destination......

    The White House.

    At the Horton home, Hope goes upstairs to see her sister, Kimberly. She sees her laying in her bed, sleeping. Hope walks in and silently sits next to her. She takes her hand and holds it, while also wiping tears from her eyes. She then leans forward and quietly starts talking to Kimberly, telling her........

    Hope: I tried calling Bo, but he had left town. I can’t believe the president is dead. What are we going to do? I hope Bo can protect us. I just don’t know, Sis.......

    I just don’t know.

    In his limousine driving through Washington, Bo calls Megan, asking how she’s doing. She says his parents are doing a fine job taking care of her. He tells her not to overdo it, and she smiles, saying he needs to stop worrying. He should have his mind on more important things, and he tells her.....

    Bo: Nothing, and no one.......is more important than you.

    Megan: My dad will be happy to hear that. Thank you, Bo.

    Bo: For what?

    Megan: Being by my side.

    Bo then looks out the window, and tells Megan he has to go. They say their good-byes, and after they hang up, Bo’s car stops. Someone comes and opens the door, and as he gets out, he looks up at the beautiful White House Mansion........and slowly walks in.

    In Salem, Roman comes downstairs and sees Sami putting her jacket on. He ask where she’s going, and she says out. He demands to know why she is running around after what happened in Dallas today, to which Sami replies..........

    Sami: I think you know EXACTLY what happened in Dallas today.

    Roman: What are you saying?

    Sami: {After a pause} Did you? Did you have the president killed?

    Roman: How dare you ask me something like that. What kind of damn monster do you take me for?!

    Sami: The same monster who has been trying to have Orpheus locked away for years. The same monster who held him from his family, the same monster who.........

    Roman: What?! Say it!

    At that moment the door opens, and a man walks in. He says to Roman and Sami........

    Maxwell Brady: She won’t say it, Dad. She doesn’t have the guts.

    Roman and Sami just look at each other, and Sami then turns around. She smiles at her brother.........right before slapping him hard across his face. She storms out as he holds his chin, saying to Roman......

    Maxwell: She still has that temper.

    Roman sighs deeply and welcomes his son home, and as they both walk into the main living room.......

    Sami runs out to her car. She gets in and starts it up.........as Eric sits up in the backseat. He startles her, and she reaches back and starts slapping him, telling him about scaring her. He says he’s sorry, and sits up all he way, telling her to drive. She looks at him with fear, and he tells her........

    Eric: Yeah, it’s huge..........now get out of here.

    She puts her car in reverse, backs down the long driveway, puts her car in drive, and floors it towards her Aunt Kate’s home. As the two lovers drive through the night.......

    Bo sits down in Forrest’s Oval Office, as Jack walks in as well. As they sit, Bo offers his condolences for Lawrence’s death. Forrest thanks him, and says that’s one of the reason why he’s there. Bo doesn’t quite understand, and Forrest tells him that a plan has been put in place to take out the person responsible for his brother’s death. Bo looks at Jack, who shakes his head in agreement. Bo wonders what he has to do with it, and that is when a man, the Director of the C.I.A. walks in and tells him........

    C.I.A. Director Ernesto Toscano: Everything, son. Let us know right now. Are you with us.........

    Or against us?

    Bo looks around the room and looks back at this man, as the scene freeze frames........

    And slowly fades to black.

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    This Chapter was written by Ashley. The next one is written by me. :)

    Chapter 2

    Gwen sat in the small room half listening to the doctor half-day dreaming.

    Gwen wished she could be thinking of happy times…but those were few and far between; so instead her mind shifted to that day…the day she wished for the pain to stop once and for all.

    She didn’t plan on it…it wasn’t something on her to do list, it wasn’t as if she had it printed in her day planner: At 8:07 tonight I will slit my wrists.

    Gwen sat at her dinner table watching her mother and step father of the month picking through their dinner.

    “For heaven sakes Gwen this chicken is disgusting…is it too much too ask for you to actually do something useful in the house!” Iris Dumbrowski snarled as she threw her chicken at Gwen face drunkenly

    Gwen just sat there and took it as tears swelled in her eyes…but she wouldn’t cry not in front of them not ever…instead she starred blankly ahead not even wiping off the grease from the chicken off her face.

    Both Iris and the boyfriend laughed drunkenly.

    “Oh Gwen your such a waste of skin and space,” the boyfriend laughed and then he noticed her not paying attention to them and stopped laughing…instead his face went cold…

    “Are you seriously ignoring us!” he stated angrily dropping his fork and yanking her by the hair off the chair

    Gwen screeched in pain as he dragged her across the room and smacked her head against the wall, “when we talk to you…you listen you got that…you’re a useless piece of #$@! You know that!” He yelled pulling her bloody face to meet his while still pulling on her hair

    “Gwen…

    “Gwen,” called the doctor bringing her out of her past for a quick moment, “Where did you go just now? What’s on your mind?” he tried to pry

    Gwen shrugged, “no where…or at least nowhere that important,” she replied under her breath as she looked down to the ground slightly and then back up to her doctor,

    “Are we done?” She asked quickly wanting this “appointment” to be over

    “Almost, have you been taking your medication regularly…Gwen I want to remind how important both these sessions and medication one without the other won’t help you suffer from a mental illness and it won’t go away maybe ever, but with the proper treatment….” The doctor stressed

    “Yeah I get it and got it, I m heavily medicated trust me, so can I go?” she urged gesturing to the door to leave the room

    “Yeah you can go…tomorrow same time Gwen,” he stated as she was already out the door

    Gwen walked down the hall slowly looking around the empty hall; she hated it here but hated home even more…

    “Gwen we are going out, and I want this place clean when I get back or well…you’ll see,” the boyfriend threatened looking down at Gwen on the floor as he was getting ready to leave

    As they walked out the door Gwen slowly got up from the floor and looked around the room…the place was a mess chairs were broken from the fight and food was splattered everywhere. She walked quickly to the table and wiped the blood from her lip as she started picking up plates.

    As she picked up the broken glass it hit her, would it really matter to anyone if tomorrow the world woke up and she wasn’t there…she had been living this hell for the past fourteen going on fifteen years. Gwen had lived through the beatings and sexually harassing gestures from her mothers selection of men; she had lived through the ridicule and torment…so was she strong enough or willing enough to go another round. The answer was simple but it was also deadly.

    Gwen slowly got up from the floor holding a piece of broken glass and almost robotically made her way pulled up her sleeve…

    As Gwen thought again about that night something or someone stopped her min memory. It was one of the boys she saw in the cafeteria earlier that day, she remembered he was the one who made her feel uncomfortable and unwanted but she also remembered how cute he was. She thought that she must look like a real idiot stopped in the middle of the hallway obviously starring at this boy sitting against the wall reading. His legs were stretched out and he was very much focused on the material in which he read silently from.

    “Can I help you?” he asked suddenly not looking up from the book

    The question made Gwen jumps a bit as she looked around hoping that even in a knowingly empty hallway he was talking to someone else.

    When Gwen didn’t answer right away will looked up at her and realized it was the cute girl from the cafeteria. He looked at her oddly waiting for her to answer.

    “Sorry…I just…I didn’t see anyone else here and you…why aren’t you reading in your room?” She asked trying to change the subject and put the spotlight on him this time.

    Will shrugged, “You sit in that room all day you may go crazy…or crazier so I needed a different sense of scenery a quiet one,” he replied going back to his book

    Gwen nodded, “Oh…I don’t think you’re allowed too…” she continued as will looked back up her giving her the look that dared her to finish that sentence.

    “Can I sit with you?” she asked walking a bit towards him

    “I don’t do people skills and I don’t friendships so if your looking for that you came to the wrong inmate,” Will replied coldly not looking up from his book or looking at her in anyway

    Gwen nodded sadly and turned to leave.

    “By the way we’re having beef tonight for dinner I would stick to just the potatoes though they don’t screw those up that bad,” he said still not looking up from his book but at the same time stopping Gwen in her steps.

    She turned around slightly, “ok,” she replied not really knowing what to make of that advice especially from him.

    When she noticed he wasn’t going to say anything further she continued down the hall to her room.

    When he was sure she was out eyeshot Will looked back up to watch her walk away in a way knowing that wasn’t going to be the last encounter with, “Gwen,” he whispered approving of the sound of her name; he smiled a little and went back to reading his book.

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    The first one!! It's my take on the whole baby/alison saga I hope you like!!

    It's just a taste of the story to see how you like!!

    Straight Out From Underneath

    PART 1

    “So, I m going to be late tonight I have a meeting with the manager about my hours at the book store and then I m meeting Paul at his place for coffee,” Will announced as he hurriedly swung his coat on and searched the coffee table for his keys

    “Oh ok…” Gwen said softly as she stood in the doorway of the couples bedroom

    Will glanced over to her and quickly went back to grabbing his keys and textbooks.

    “Do you want to meet for lunch? Or you could come home and I can make something?” she asked timidly playing with her fingers.

    Will looked back at her this time his fixated on her small feature and now round belly, he noticed how easy her hand rested on top of it as if it belonged there. He jerked himself away and looked down at his textbooks, “actually, I think I m going to do some studying I have that exam coming up and everything…but I…ummm…I will call you k,” he replied nervously searching for words

    Gwen nodded sadly, he didn’t look at her the way he used to. Ever since the doctor said that one small but amazingly powerful sentence, “congratulations, Mr and Mrs Munson it looks like the procedure worked,” nothing had been the same. The so-called happy news had drove Will away more and more. First it was small not holding her hand while walking then it grew. It was like Will was ashamed of her and the baby…like it was a chore to love her.

    “Ummm…oh I m going to be late…I will talk to you later,” he finished hurriedly as he ran out the door.

    As soon as he closed the door he stood there and sighed, the truth was he wasn’t supposed to be at work for another 3 hours and he knew she knew that. It wasn’t that he didn’t love his wife that couldn’t be more further from the truth…the truth was he loved her too much and seeing her bond with a baby that they both know isn’t hers was something he was never really ready to witness let alone be apart of. With that last thought he headed for the coffee shop where he would spend the 3 spare hours he had in the morning, which coincidently used to be the best part of his day with Gwen.

    ~~

    When Gwen was sure he wasn’t coming back in to pick something up that he forgot she slumped to the couch and broke down in sobs. Gwen cried for and over Will, she cried for her baby who would be burdened with a father that was never around, she cried for herself, she felt deeply alone and guilty for letting Will down. She loved her baby at first she thought having a child would make her and Will a stronger couple but ever since they found out that she was pregnant…she felt as if the pregnancy itself was more of a burdern for their relationship then actual joy…at that moment tears enveloped her and she laid on the couch and poured her out.

    Just then there was a knock on the door.

    She sat up slowly and wiped the tears from her tired eyes.

    She walked towards the door and opened it slowly, “Oh great it’s you,” she sighed heavily leaving the door open and walking away from it.

    “Can I come in?” Cole unsure if that was her way of inviting him in or not

    “Well, I m not kicking you out am I? Or at least I m not until I hear why you are here,” she said as she began to fold the blankets from off the couch where Will had been sleeping. At first he said it was so that she would be more comfortable, but that was a lie he was disturbed by the fact she was pregnant with his and Alison’s baby it made him uncomfortable…he didn’t even mention that she was pregnant to anyone he knew…he hated that she was and even more she knew he hated her for going through with it.

    “So, who’s taking up your couch these days?” Cole asked noticing the pillows and tossed blankets.

    “If that was your way of inviting yourself to stay with us it was weak and very useless because I want nothing to do with you,” she stated angrily ignoring the question

    “Then why did you let me in?” he asked crossing his arms on his chest and starring straight on her

    “You’re right…it was a mistake a trip up won’t happen again so you can leave the same way you arrived,” she snarled back throwing the newly folded blankets on the couch.

    “Ok, fine guess you really don’t want to know what Sophie and I have decided to do about the baby…who by the way is your niece or nephew,” Cole shrugged turning to leave

    “Wait!” Gwen stopped him and Cole gave a smirk before he turned back around to face her

    “What are you going to do about the baby?” Gwen asked softly

    “We’re giving it up,” Cole answered as if it were giving ice cream or a favourite toy

    “Giving it up? Why would Sophie ever agree to that? She is not as pathetic and self centred as you are,” Gwen stated not understanding what would make her jump to that answer

    “Well, let’s say it took some persuading but eventually she hit the right answer,” Cole chuckled

    “You sick bast*** what did you do to her…I m calling the cops,” Gwen said as she rushed to the phone. Cole followed quickly behind her and tore the phone away from her and slammed it back down, “You know I may be persuading to go in a different approach…” Cole stated with a smirk moving away from the phone and Gwen.

    She looked over at him nervously, “What is that supposed to mean?” she asked curiously

    “Well, you want a baby, I want money and it just so happens you have money to spare I have a baby to spare…the math is so very easy,” Cole smirked playing with stuff on the coffee table

    Gwen grabbed the stuff away from him, “you would be so sick as to sell your own child…Get OUT!” Gwen yelled she couldn’t look at him anymore the sight made her ill.

    “As you wish,” he stated turning on his wheels and walking smugly out the door.

    When he was gone she rushed to the phone and dialled quickly, “hey, listen we need to talk meet me at Java in a half an hour…Cole was just here,” she stated nervously as she looked back to the still open door.

    ~~

    Will flipped through the pages of his textbook, he wasn’t really absorbing any of the information that filled those pages he was merely just passing time. Will sighed heavily as he looked up from the book and looked around the small café. As he was paying attention to some of the customers a familiar voice interrupted his thoughts,

    “Well if it isn’t my partner in crime,” she giggled

    Will looked over to her and nodded, “hey Ali,” he sighed acknowledging her

    Alison caught the hesitant tone and became nervous, “sorry that partner in crime was just you know a joke…I guess it was a little off putting, sorry…I will…I m going to go,” she stated about to leave

    “No. Alison it’s fine…sorry, have a seat really…my mind was just busy to say the least…ummm…sit, please,” Will stated stopping Alison in her tracks

    Alison smiled timidly and took him up on his offer as she slid into the chair across from him.

    ~~

    Gwen paced her living room frantically pushing buttons on her phone, “come on Sophie! Why is it that everyone and their mother has a cell phone in this town but no one leaves them turned on…especially when it’s an emergency! AND THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!” Gwen yelled into the phone then slammed it down in furry on the table

    She looked at her watch and noticed it was getting close to the time she was supposed to be at Java, “Ok…maybe he will know what to do,” she said to herself hurriedly as she grabbed her purse and headed out the door.

    ~~

    “Well I deffinently like this one it has a certain ring to it,” Alison laughed as she pointed out a name on her list to Will

    “Ya…I don’t know,” Will laughed

    “Wow! I haven’t seen a smile on your face like that since before we did this,” Alison replied

    Will nodded, “Ya well…just trying to wrap my head around it all… you know,”

    Alison nodded; it was six months ago that she had agreed to be the egg donor for Will and Gwen. She knew Gwen wanted a baby more then anything in the world and Will being a father just seemed right so…that’s what she wanted to make happen. However, since Gwen’s due date was drawing nearer Alison had been feeling like she was loosing something a part of herself in that baby was going to Gwen and in a really harsh way it was making her jealous to say the least.

    “So how are you doing with all of this?” Will asked turning the focus back on Alison

    “Ok…maybe; I don’t know…kind of weird to know that in a little less then 4 months there is going to be a mini me walking around…you know look like me and let’s hope it doesn’t act like me because that…you will have your hands full if that’s the case,” Alison laughed

    Will smiled, “ya well…can we not talk about the baby for like two minutes let’s talk about something else like sports or weather,” Will stated not wanting to think about the baby and all the deep rooted emotions he was feeling about it

    Alison sensed the tone, “Ok…what about those…who am I kidding I m horrible at any clever sports phrase,” she laughed

    “Well you and Gwen share that talent,” Will agreed with a laugh

    ~~

    Gwen looked at her cell phone as she was about to enter Java she looked up and tried to see if she could spot her guest when she noticed to young people laughing and looking comfortable together. As Gwen studied the two, who were deep in conversation, she realized it was Will and Alison and her stomach flopped and then dropped as she saw Alison place a hand on his every so slightly…like it was nothing.

    Tears welled in her eyes but she choked them back and walked up to their table not too sure what she would say when she got there.

    Will and Alison were so enthralled in their conversation that they didn’t notice Gwen there at first until Alison felt someone starring down at her and looked up.

    “Gwen! Hey, how are you feeling?” Alison asked with a huge smile

    “Hard to say,” Gwen answered softly as she looked over at Will who met her gaze

    Gwen cleared her throat, “So, umm…what are you guys talking about?” she asked looking between the two trying to catch on to what was really going on between her husband and Alison Stewart.

    Alison and Will were both standing up beside her one on each side.

    “Well, I was just showing Will my list of baby names and I also wrote down a list of all the things that I will need to get before the baby gets here,” she stated excitedly

    “I m sure I can manage all of that Alison, thank-you,” Gwen stated in a less then amused tone

    Alison caught the coldness and nodded, “right…well I will see you both later I better go before I m late for work,” she said as she turned on her heel and left the couple there in awkwardness

    “I thought you had to get to work?” Gwen asked not looking towards Will

    Will sighed annoyed at her suspicious tone, “You know you started this ok…both Alison and I are just trying to make the best out of a very awkward situation you threw us into but your happy though it’s what you wanted,”

    “Wow, I didn’t know I had such great power that I could make two people do anything I wanted…it was Alison’s offer to give US a baby and you agreed,” Gwen stated just as frustrated with Will as he was with her

    “No. I just made you happy,” Will stated as he grabbed his books and left Gwen standing in the middle of Java

    She turned and slouched in the now vacant chair and cried, ‘what had happened to her marriage.’

    As Will rushed out of Java he stopped and turned back to look at Gwen heartbroken and crying…he was about to go back in, he wanted to…to go in and tell her everything was going to be alright and that he would be fine after the baby had been born but all of this was just too much…they were loosing each other and he didn’t know what to do to get them back.

    ~~

    Gwen tapped her nails on the table as she waited for her guest to arrive, she looked around and back down at her watch when she spotted him walking in.

    Tom walked up to Gwen and smiled, “It was interesting hearing from you this morning…I guess Cole is creating more problems again huh,” he replied as he sat down in the open seat across from Gwen.

    “How are you? You look good,” he stated making small talk

    “Ya…I m fine, listen the reason I asked you hear was because I need to know…if I wanted too could I get custody of Sophie’s baby if she puts it up for adoption?” Gwen rushed out

    After her intense meeting with Cole it became clear to Gwen that Sophie would do anything Cole wanted her to do even abandon their child if he told her too. Gwen also knew how much of a sick relationship the two had, Cole knowingly beat her up and Sophie just let him their was no way she was going to let a baby be brought up in such a mess.

    “Well, Gwen is Sophie even planning on putting her baby up for adoption?” Tom asked trying to figure out Gwen’s standpoint on what was going on with Sophie and her brother.

    “If my brother has his way she will and if she doesn’t…Sophie will get hurt but, she hasn’t listened to me and she won’t listen to Aaron…the point is, is that I cannot, knowing who my brother is, allow him to raise a baby even if the baby has Sophie. Furthermore, Sophie has made in abundantly clear were her loyalty lies and it has nothing to do with what is best for the baby,” Gwen stated seriously

    Tom nodded his hand, “Do you have proof that Cole is violent towards Sophie?” he asked seeing where Gwen was going with this

    “Yes, I do Aaron Snyder and probably countless other people in this town have seen it too and the bruises she wears they practically speak for themselves,” Gwen replied

    “Well…the only way you could ever get custody Gwen unfortunately is if they put the baby up for adoption and you apply to adopt the baby or…” Tom continued

    “Or…what?” Gwen urged

    “Well, if something were to happen to either Sophie or Cole and the other was not capable, let’s say, to raise the child the baby would be put up for adoption if there was no family to step up and care for the child…of course there would be court proceedings and custody trial but that would be the only other way,” Tom explained

    Gwen nodded sadly, the news some dashing her hopes.

    “Gwen can I ask you something?” Tom stated curiously

    “Ya,” Gwen replied

    “You are already having a child, why are you so attached on saving another one?” Tom asked softly

    “Because…I guess I connect with what this child’s life would be like. I know what it feels like to be emotionally and physically abused by a family member and having the only other person in it with you act like nothing’s wrong and push all the abuse to the side. I just…does that make sense?” she answered a tear falling from her cheek

    Tom nodded, “ya, absolutely…but focus on what you have on your plate right now a baby on the way, a husband, school…try not to rush in and save too many more innocence at once it might hurt more then help, you know,” Tom commented as he stood up

    “I got to go I have a date with a judge about a client but, if you ever need anymore legal advice…you know where to find me,” Tom stated as he left the table

    Gwen grabbed her purse and headed out only to bump into someone just outside the entrance of Java.

    “Oh sorry,” she mumbled not recognizing whom she bumped into

    “No it was my fault,” the other stated

    Gwen looked up at the familiar voice, “Sophie?”

    “Hey…Gwen” Sophie stuttered trying to think of a way out of this situation

    “Where have you been…I have been calling all morning but your cell phone was off,” Gwen stated worriedly

    “Ya…umm…I turned it off I wasn’t in the mood for interruptions today, but I m fine thanks,” she stated about to walk around Gwen

    Gwen stepped over and stopped her from getting away, “Sophie, my brother stopped by this morning he made it sound like you two had come to a decision about the baby…but he also made it sound like he forced you into that decision as well…are you really ok with giving the baby up for adoption?” she asked searching Sophie’s face for an answer.

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    PART 2

    Sophie starred at Gwen he eyes searching for the right answer and then it hit her, why does she care so much, “You know Gwen whether or not I give MY baby up for adoption has nothing to do with you it’s between me and Cole. Besides your having a baby so I don’t get the need to butt into this child’s life maybe you should be focusing more on your own little family and less on mine,” Sophie stated angrily as she turned and walked into Java.

    Gwen watched her leave and sighed heavily knowing that Sophie was right, she was using Cole and Sophie’s problems as a way to distract her from what was going on at her own home. Gwen looked around the entrance and left quickly knowing that trying to start up another conversation with Sophie wouldn’t make her want to tell Gwen what she planned on doing with her niece or nephew more, so Gwen decided to let it rest at least for the day anyway.

    ~~

    It was know close to ten at night and Will sat slumped on the couch, he had been home for close to an hour and still hadn’t seen Gwen. He rubbed his eyes tiredly as he looked around the living room his eyes stopped on the crib that Carly and Gwen had set up just the other day. It was supposed to be the crib for their daughter, at the thought his daughter Will looked away fast. Will quickly stood up and gave a heavy sigh, he walked over to the phone and picked it up, he was about to dial Gwen’s cell but quickly decided against it. He didn’t know how to face her anymore, he looked at her and all he saw was a baby that wasn’t hers but instead a way of covering her feelings about the child that was. He knew Gwen was hurt and depressed but, what she ignored and neglected to take into consideration was he was too and this baby she was having he knew it would only cause more hurt and sadness then joy and that wasn’t fair to Gwen, himself or the innocent baby…but the fact of the matter was the baby was coming and he didn’t think Gwen and his relationship could survive that.

    ~~

    An hour later

    Gwen walked into her house and looked around hoping to see Will, he wasn’t there and she nodded softly knowing that even if he was the dead silence that crept through the house walls lately would make it feel like he just…wasn’t.

    She shut the door slowly and turned around, it was then she saw Will standing in the doorway of their bedroom with his arms crossed.

    “Where the hell were you?” his words slurred

    Gwen looked up to Will and studied his angered face. She didn’t answer him just shrugged and took off her coat and placed on the chair not looking back at him not once.

    “Gwen it is eleven o’clock” he said walking close to her so that she had no other choice but to look at him “…and I know your in this whole don’t need my husband thing but the fact is I am and…you know what nevermind you’ll do what you want anyway you always do,” he said moving around her and rubbing his face

    Gwen just stood there, “What does that mean?” she asked softly

    Will was getting angrier, “Are you serious? Look in the mirror and then ask me that again!” he yelled his eyes wide not just of rage but with sadness and there was also a hint of need, the need for his wife to cry with him over what they had lost. Unfortunately, instead of coming together their grief took them into different places. One went looking for a way to cover the scar and her guilt the other went looking…for her.

    “If you didn’t want this child why did you go through with it! You had the option of stopping it but you didn’t you lied to me, you said it would be ok and it would help us…” she yelled back tears streaming from her eyes

    “BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR, Gwen you were sick after the miscarriage I saw it, everyone saw it and you know what you are still sick using a child that is someone else’s to cover your pain is sick and all I did was try to steer you in the right direction because I couldn’t push you to not do it that might make you crack my brother said…but did you even once in that entire time did you ever think of what I was going through!” he hissed quickly chocking on some of his words

    Gwen stood there and wiped the tears from her eyes, “Of course I did, that’s why I wanted to get pregnant because I knew…I knew it was my fault we lost her and I thought in I guess my sick way that if I gave you another baby then maybe you wouldn’t leave when you realized I m not good enough for you…I mean I thought you would still love me then. I lost a baby and all I could think about was how to make it alright again because I had to, I had to make it ok,” she cried turning on her heel and practically running to the bedroom

    Will just watched her leave as tears welled up in his eyes, “It was never your fault sweetie,” he whispered as he rubbed the tears from his eyes. He walked over to the table were a couple of blankets and a pillow laid he picked them up slowly and threw them on the couch. He turned slowly towards the door and just starred at her falling apart on the bed, he wanted to go to her but he couldn’t what good would it do, the words had been spoken and know they were just left utterly broken.

    ~~

    TBC

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    The Guiding Light: Episode 090

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    Written By: Josh Hawkins

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    Josh rolled over in bed and could feel an intense headache forming. “Hell…” he swore under his breath as his feet hit the floor. He rubbed his eyes and tried to recall the previous night…a fight with Shayne, drinking and then Cassie was the last memory he had. He reached for his phone on the nightstand and came back with a note from Cassie.

    “Reva never came home last night. Left around 7:00, thanks for last night. It’s what I needed – Cassie.”

    Josh crumbled the note up and tossed it into the trashcan beside the nightstand. He picked up his cell phone and saw “13 Missed Calls” from an assortment of people: Reva, Billy, Marah…he turned his phone off, tossed it back on the bed, ignored the countless voice mails and headed to the shower, determined to rid himself of this hangover before Reva returned from where ever she had been all night long.

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    And Now..."The Guiding Light"

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    Marah and Danny appeared from the ICU hallway to see Reva on her cell phone, leaving Josh yet another message. “Hey, any change?”

    Marah shook her head, “No. He’s just lying there, so still and almost life…” she stopped herself and composed. “Lillian said that they’re going to do a shift change and that should take them about two hours.”

    “Two hours?” Reva gasped. “Well what are we supposed to do just sit here and wait? No, I want to go see Shayne.”

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    “Reva,” Lillian approached, “this is typical. We do shift changes twice a day and during that time family isn’t allowed in the ICU, I’m sorry.”

    “But you’ll be here the entire time, right?” Marah questioned.

    “Of course,” she answered. “Listen, Buzz called this morning and he wants to offer you guys a room at the boarding house, free of charge.”

    “No,” Reva shook her head. “No I want to be here if anything happens, right here.”

    “Mom be reasonable,” Marah spoke. “Company is right across the street if anything happens we’ll be close and we have to keep our strength up for Shayne.”

    “She’s right Reva.”

    She shook her head, “All right. Danny would you take us back to the house I need to get a few things, some clothes and insurance information?”

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    Danny shook his head. “And Lillian you have our cell phone numbers right?” Reva gestured amongst her, Marah and Danny. “If anything changes, anything…you’ll call?” She gathered up her coat and purse, “Okay, let’s go…I’ve got to find your father.”

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    “How are my favorite girls?” Bill asked as he entered the Bauer kitchen.

    “Hey! I’m not a girl,” was the reply Robbie hollered back at him.

    “Squirt…” Bill gave him a high five, “I know you’re not a girl, you’re my favorite little man.” Robbie laughed and went back to eating his apples. “Where’s your Mom?”

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    “His mom is right here,” Michelle came down the stairs with Grace in her arms. “Do you want to go see daddy? Huh?” She handed him the baby and finished packing Robbie’s lunch box. “Sweetheart, Mrs. Thompson is here to pick you up,” she handed him his lunch, kissed his forehead and sent him out the door.

    “Bye Bill,” he called from halfway down the sidewalk.

    “Can you believe how big he’s getting? Or how big she’s getting? Huh?” Bill questioned.

    “They’re growing fast,” Michelle noted. “How are you doing this morning? Holding up okay? I know that today’s your day with Grace but I just figured you wouldn’t be here until later.”

    He put Grace in her high chair and gave Michelle a look, “I must be missing something. Why would I give up a day with my daughter?”

    “Um…Shayne’s accident. I just figured that you would have wanted to be with your family today, that’s all.”

    “What accident?”

    “You don’t know about Shayne’s accident? Last night at the Beacon? Bill, how can you not know what is going on? It was in the Mirror this morning. Hope even saw it online in Chicago.”

    “I really have no idea what you’re talking about Michelle,” Bill told her.

    “You need to go to Cedars, right now,” she told him. “Rick and Mel spent the entire night there working on Shayne. He was attacked at the Beacon, he has severe internal injuries, head trauma and he’s in a coma. Did your father not call you?”

    “My phone broke yesterday, I just got a new one.” He grabbed his jacket from one of the empty chairs, “We can reschedule?”

    “Of course,” Michelle answered. “Listen if there is anything Reva or Josh…” she paused, “or you need, please call me.”

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    “I will,” Bill told her and then stopped in before rushing out the door. “Can I do something that I’ve been wanting to do for months?”

    “What...” Michelle asked and before Bill could answer, she found herself engaged in a passionate kiss with the father of her daughter!

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    Cassie entered the farm much the same way she had left it the night Tammy left for Washington D.C., quite and dark.

    She tossed her purse on the table and was about to head up the stairs for a shower and then to bed when the lights suddenly came home.

    “Decided to finally come home?”

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    “Oh my God!” Cassie screamed at the top of her lungs, “Tammy Nicole! What are you doing here?”

    “You know I think I’m going to reverse the mother-daughter role here for a minute and ask you the questions? Where have you been all night?”

    “None of your business,” Cassie answered. “What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be in D.C.”

    “I stopped by the Beacon last night and Emily said that she wasn’t sure where you were so I checked your suite and nope, not there. So I called Towers and then Company and no one had seen you in like hours. Then I decided to just come on back here and wait to see if you eventually showed up.”

    “For starters, I don’t know why you’re here or why you’re giving me the third degree, but I don’t appreciate it. Why are you not in school?”

    “Because when my plane landed in Indianapolis I decided to check my messages and I had like four from Marina and another five from Lizzie. Shayne had some kind of accident last night at the Beacon. I canceled my flight to Washington and headed back home.” Tammy glared at her, “You should probably check your phone, I’m sure…”

    “I turned it off…” Cassie rushed over to her purse.

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    “Don’t bother,” Tammy shot back. “I don’t know what you were doing last night or with who, but you stink. Take a shower and get dressed, we’ll talk more in the car.”

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    Josh wrapped a towel around his waist and walked back into the master suite to find Reva sitting on the bed. “Well, look who decided to finally come home? You enjoy you’re night out?”

    Reva sat in silence for a moment, “Did you? Where in the hell have you been Joshua? I tried to call you last night. Billy tried, Marah…”

    “Is there a reason you’re checking up on me Reva?” he questioned. “I’m your husband, not your child. I don’t appreciate...”

    “What did you just say?” Reva stopped him. “There is a very long list, which is growing at the moment, of things I do not appreciate, Bud. Have you even bothered to notice that I’m still wearing the same damn dress I was wearing at the wedding last night?” she paused. “I’m going to ask you one more time, where were you all night?”

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    “And I told you that I’m not your child that needs to be checked up on,” Josh replied angrily.

    “Don’t…” Reva said softly, almost under her breath as she walked across to the dresser and looked in the mirror at him standing there. “Don’t…do not get some holier than thou attitude with me. And please forgive me if I cannot stomach your self righteous indignation this morning Joshua. I’m a little tired, seeing as I’ve spent the entire God forsaken night at Cedars,” she revealed.

    “The hospital what happened? Reva…”

    “You tell me Joshua, you tell me where you were when I needed you the most? she paused and raised her voice, “When this family needed you the most Bud!”

    “I was having some work issues and decided to go have a beer at Outskirts,” he finally revealed. “I had one to many and I didn’t think it would be a good idea to drive so I got a room at that little run down motel across the street.”

    “Finally, an honest answer,” Reva sighed as she began packing an overnight bag. “You know most middle aged men who have a family, a career and responsibilities don’t normally go out and get wasted. I guess I should be grateful you didn’t drive. That’s the silver lining here isn’t it? Tell me, did you at least go alone?”

    “So why don’t you tell me what’s going on with you. Why are you here drinking like there is no tomorrow?”

    Josh shrugged his shoulders, “It doesn’t matter.”

    “It does matter,” Cassie touched his shoulder. “Come on talk to me, I just opened up to you about Tammy, let me help if I can.”

    Josh finished off his fifth glass of bourbon and took Cassie’s hand, “I have a better idea. Why don’t you forget about Tammy leaving for at least awhile and I’ll forget about what is bothering me and we’ll…” he stumbled off his barstool, “we’ll have us some fun.”

    “Of course I did and I don’t deserve that,” Josh answered. “Are you going to tell me why you spent the entire night at Cedars? Is it Marah?”

    Reva gathered her composure before speaking, “No…Shayne.” She finished dressing and allowed the news to hit him as hard as it had hit her twelve hours earlier. “He was attacked last at the Beacon, in the parking garage. Lucy Spaulding found him.”

    “Oh my God…Reva…is he…”

    “Alive?” she questioned. “Just barely. Rick and Mel worked until about three this morning to stabilize him. He has internal bleeding, severe trauma to his head. The doctors are worried that his brain is either bleeding or swelling…they don’t know which yet.” she shook her head. “He’s in a coma…” she choked back tears as Josh reached for her. “No! No…no…no! You don’t get to sweep in here after the living hell that I have been through last night and make this all better, you don’t get do that…” she yelled! “Do you know how petrified and frightened I was last night? And the answer is no, you don’t because you didn’t go through what I did. I sat there…” she sobbed, “on that sofa and held Lucy Spaudling in my arms and just kept staring at her, covered in Shayne’s blood. Each time that door swung open I just knew, I knew that Rick was going to come and tell me he was gone…” she relived the night in her mind. “I was all alone…I have never needed you as much as I did in that moment…”

    “Why didn’t you call Billy?” Josh questioned.

    “I didn’t want Billy! He’s not my husband. He’s not Shayne’s father. I love him like a brother, but I wanted you and you weren’t there. Do not even try to make excuses for that Joshua!”

    “I’m not Reva. That is the last thing I am trying to do.”

    She wiped her face with the back of her hand and attempted to compose herself. “Danny and Marah are downstairs,” Reva grabbed the bag she had packed through the screaming. “Buzz is letting us have a room at Company and…and…” she repeated.

    “What?”

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    “And I want you to sit here for awhile. I want you to worry about Shayne the way I worried about him last night…alone! You sit here and you think about how scared he must have been when he was attacked and then you think about me sitting there in a cold, empty waiting room all night long with the woman who perhaps saved his life and then you think about your daughter pouring out her heart and soul out over a brother she may never see alive again and then after you do that, after you take yourself to hell and back, then you come to the hospital and see your son. But not a moment before…do you understand me? Because I pray to God that you do…” she told him as she stormed out of the room!

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    Next on "The Guiding Light"

    - Reva connects with Lillian.

    - Gus makes a decision about his future.

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  5. Misguiding Light

    Episode 1

    Monday January 21, 2008

    Written By: Dan Gobble

    “Look out!” Tony Santos yells as he grabs a suspicious backpack from the floor of the WSPR studio. He lobs the pack down the stairwell where it suddenly explodes.

    Chaos ensues as the studio filled with the screams of the crew and studio audience.

    “Get the bomb squad in here!” Gus yells into the radio. “Levy, go down in that stairwell to see if anyone was hurt in the blast!”

    Josh rushes to Reva’s side to see if she’s okay. “Reva, I think we should forget this idea. The stalker obviously knows what we are up to. It just isn’t safe.”

    “What are you saying Joshua? That we should lock ourselves into the house and wait for the stalker to come after us? I’m tired of this. I ‘m tired of living with an armed guard at my door. This is going to end. Today.”

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    And Now "Misguiding Light!"

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    Frank walks out of the production booth and finds Gus and Harley. The bomb squad believe the explosion was from a pipe bomb, he says. Probably homemade.

    “Levy went down the stairwell, but there were no injuries,” Gus replies. “We’ve got officers going through the building. If this stalker is still here, he or she couldn’t have gotten too far ahead.”

    “Frank, what did the bomb squad say?” Josh asks as he and Reva approach them.

    “It was from a homemade pipebomb,” Harley replies.

    “Listen Reva, I think we should stop the show. For all we know, the stalker could still be here in the building.”

    “Frank, I know you mean well, but I’ve made up my mind. The show must go on. But if you want to get rid of the audience, then fine. I’m staying here.”

    “Fine. But if things get hairy again, we’re pulling the plug, okay?” Frank happens to glance at the audience and notices Holly sitting next to Ed, Blake and Ross.

    “I thought you said Holly declined the invitation?” Frank asks.

    “She did, but she told me that she came to clear her name.”

    “I see,” Frank answers and walks over to Holly. “Hey Holly, could I talk to you for a moment?”

    Frank asks her why she came to the station when she told Reva she wasn’t coming.

    “I came because I’m not going to stand by while everyone flings accusations at me. I would like to clear my name.”

    “Well, when you came to clear your name, did you happen to bring any backpacks?”

    “What are you trying to say Frank? Do you honestly believe that I would destroy my own studio?”

    “I’m not saying anything. Given your history of alcoholism, not to mention abducting my daughter, brothers, and your grandchildren. I’m sure you must have been pretty angry when your board of directors asked you to step down, weren’t you?”

    “Holly—don’t answer that,” Ed interrupts.

    “Ed. It’s okay,” Holly says. “Yes, I was angry, but I wouldn’t harm my studio, especially with me in it.”

    “Maybe. But just in case, I think I’d like you to come down to the station after the show, if you will?”

    Frank walks away and tells Harley and Gus that he’s leaving to find Edmund before the show. “Keep an eye on Holly, Harley,” he says. “Make sure she doesn’t leave the building.”

    Harley nods. Reva returns and tells her that everything is ready for the show. Gus and Harley strap a wire on Reva. “If we find out anything, you’ll be the first to know. Once we get a call, it will take about a minute for us to trace the call. So keep everyone talking as long as you can.”

    “Reva, you’re on in ten,” the director says. She makes her way to the stage as the theme music begins.

    “Hello everyone and welcome to a special edition of the Reva Show.”

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    Holly gets up from her seat and sneaks off down the hall. Ed spots her and follows her out to the hallway.

    “What are you doing Holly?”

    “I—I had to get out of there. Didn’t you hear Frank? Now they think I would be insane enough to bomb the studio, my studio!”

    “Obviously, they’re wrong,” Ed smiles. “It makes no sense. Why would you want to go after Reva for?”

    “The walls seem to be closing in on me and I can’t get out. I need to get away.”

    “Holly, you know that running away will only feed into their suspicions.” Holly nods.

    “It’s hard, I know, when friends don’t trust you. But remember, you don’t have to go through it alone.” Ed says as he kisses Holly’s cheek. “Come on, let’s go back in.”

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    Phillip and Olivia return to from Cedars and find Alexandra glued to the television. Phillip asks what she is watching. Alexandra replies, “Reva’s show. Apparently, she has a stalker and is trying to fish him or her out on her show.”

    “There goes Reva and Josh in yet another drama,” Olivia says as she rolls her eyes. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they are faking it just to be the center of attention again. It is almost sweeps isn’t it?”

    “I certainly wouldn’t put it past her,” Alex adds. “ I don’t think her life is complete without a little melodrama.”

    The commercial break ends and Reva appears on the screen. Olivia notices that Josh is sitting next to her and releases a small sigh, which Phillip hears.

    “Do you have any… regrets?” Phillip asks.

    “Regrets about what? About Josh and me?” Olivia pauses. “No. Frankly, I’m glad to be out of that mess…because despite how far apart emotionally Reva and Josh claim to be, anyone who gets in the way of their connection is already a third wheel. You can’t build a relationship when you are always playing second fiddle to someone else. I guess I learned that the hard way, didn’t I?”

    Olivia stares at the television. “Those two deserve each other.” She caresses her stomach and excuses herself to bed.

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    Harley and Gus remain in the production booth watching the show.

    “The show’s almost over and the stalker still hasn’t called in yet,” Harley remarks. “The only calls have been supportive of Reva.”

    Suddenly, Harley’s cell phone rings.

    “Oh God,” she replies. “Thanks Frank.”

    Gus asks her what happened and Harley answers that Frank lost track of Edmund. The two cops glance at the monitors and see Reva on the set.

    “Thank you so much Sara. I’m glad you called. Thank you everyone for joining me. I’m sorry that we weren’t able to make contact—Oh, I’ve been told we have one final caller on the line. Who is this?”

    “Wouldn’t you like to know Reva?” a distorted voice cracks. “I see my little present hasn’t stopped the show. You thought you got rid of me, didn’t you? But I’ll always be around,” the voice hisses as the show fades to black.

  6. CUFFS

    EPISODE 12

    "Eight years ago, I worked for this woman here in Port Charles. Her name was Faith Roscoe. I was young, stupid, and out for revenge against my ex and the guy who stole her away from me. Faith knew that and used me to get what she wanted." Zander stopped pacing and looked towards Jack.

    "I see." he replied as he suckled on his coffee.

    "Anyway, Faith wanted something that Nikolas had. A brand new freighter. She wanted to transport her drug shipments with it and Nikolas wasn't about to give her his permission to use it, even though he owed her millions of dollars. Faith told him she'd take it in trade for the money he owed her. This back and forth went on for a few months, and finally Faith was just sick of Nikolas's stalling. She ordered me to remove Nikolas permanently. I went to Wyndamere fully aware of what I was doing and why I was there. I found Emily and Nikolas in the catacombs that run the full dimensions of the mansion. I followed them to the study and waited for the right time to appear. What happened after that wasn't suppose to happen. I had it all planned out, down the last detail, nothing was to go wrong. But something did go wrong, and I have held the guilt ever since."

    Jack listened to his partner re-live that night that had him so shaken.

    "Zander, what happened after you appeared to them?"

    Zander rubbed his hands over his face and stared coldly at Jack. "I don't really remember what Nikolas was shouting at me, it was really all a blur till I heard the shot. She wasn't suppose to get hurt, Jack!" The tone in Zander's voice changed, from calm and cold to painful and agitated.

    Jack got up from the chair and went to him. He stared into Zander's eyes. "What happened?" he said calmly hoping to keep his partner calm enough to tell him the rest.

    "She died in my arms, Jack!" Zander broke down and sobbed as his knees buckled and he went to the floor.

    "You shot her? You're ex?" Jack went to comfort him and went down on his knees to the floor.

    "She was so vibrant, full of life, Jack. I took that all away that night. My stupid mistake took her life!" Zander sobbed uncontrollably as Jack wrapped his arms around his friend.

    "It's okay, Zander. It was a long time ago, you've changed your life for the better now."

    Zander looked up at Jack and wiped the tears from his face. "I shot her Jack and I can't take that back! God I wish I could, but I can't! I have tried so hard to forget but it's been nearly impossible."

    Jack helped Zander to his feet. "First thing you have to do is forgive yourself, Zander. You can't keep this inside of you, it's going to destroy you from the inside out."

    Zander stumbled to the bed and sat down. "Don't you think I know that, Jack! I do! I just don't know what to do anymore, it's eating at me for the past 8 years. I just can't shake it!" Jack didn't know how to help him, he sat and listened to Zander, hoping it would be enough.

    "Tell me about her Zander. What was she like? I assume you love her still, tell me about your life together." Jack didn't know if would help but remember her in life might help him move past not having her in his life now.

    Jack noticed the empty bottle sitting on the nightstand. He got up from the chair and went to throw it away. "Is this how to solve the problem, Zander?"

    Zander looked at the bottle in Jack's hand. "It's the only way I know how, Jack."

    Jack threw the empty bottle of Jack Daniels in the small waste paper basket and continued to question Zander like he was a suspect.

    ""It's been 8 years, Jack. I was heavily into the mob at that time, working for Faith who had connections with Lorenzo Alcazar, a known International criminal ... Jack all this disappeared in a matter of hours. There was no proof of anything. Emily was dead. End of story." Zander was getting annoyed with all of Jack's questions about that night. He just simply wanted to forget that night, he didn't want to re-live it over and over again.So what happened afterwards? I mean, what happened to Nikolas?" "Nikolas?" Zander looked up at Jack who genuinely seemed concerned for him.

    "Yeah, Zander. Nikolas. Is he still living here in Port Charles? What happened between the two of you? I mean, you obviously didn't spend any time in jail for this. Care to tell me how you got out of it?"

    Zander stood up from the floor and walked towards the bed. He sat down on the edge and held his head in his hands.

    "Nikolas just wanted it all to go away. He didn't want the media to have field day with the incident and as far as he was concerned he knew I didn't do it on purpose. He was upset and quite angry with me, but mostly at himself for allowing it to happen, cause he could of stopped it before it happened. He blamed himself for it more so then he did me for pulling the trigger. As far as I know he moved back to Greece shortly after the funeral. I wasn't charged with anything, with Nikolas gone and not willing to press charges or to say what happened in that room that night, there was really nothing that could be done to me or to anyone else."

    Jack stepped closer and sat down on the chair, he still had concerns for his partner, this was alot to bear for someone, especially for Zander. "What about her family? No one ever questioned it?"

    Zander looked up at Jack. "Sure there were questions, plenty of them. But Nikolas ran and so did I, there was really no one else to ask. Jack, this incident just disappeared. For all who knew about it, well, they are either gone from this world or they have disappeared so no one can find them."

    Jack raised an eyebrow.

    "Look, I was heavily into the mob at that time, working for Faith who had connections with Lorenzo Alcazar, a known International criminal ... Jack all this disappeared in a matter of hours. There was no proof of anything. Emily was dead. End of story." Zander was getting annoyed with all of Jack's questions about that night. He just simply wanted to forget that night, he didn't want to re-live it over and over again."Okay. end of story." Jack got up off the chair and threw Zander his clothes that laid across the back. "Here, let's go get some breakfast. I think you need it." Zander caught the clothes thrown at him and looked at Jack.

    "Sure, as long as we can put your interrogation about that night to rest?" Jack started to walk towards the door and turned to look back at Zander.

    "Okay, no more questions. Just get dressed, I'll meet you downstairs in 10 minutes." Jack left Zander alone in the room and closed the door behind him.

    Zander fell back on the bed and sighed heavily. He rubbed his hands over vigorously, he couldn't believe this was happening to him. He decided to throw himself into the new case they were working on, maybe taking his mind off of that night would help it go away for good.

  7. Shawn
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    Carrie still couldn't believe that she was back in Salem. It seemed like only yesterday that she and Austin had flew to New York to start a new life together. They had been happy there, able to have a fresh start. And then they got the call. Her mother Anna, had phoned her and asked her to come home to reconcile. No, not asked. Begged. At first Carrie adamantly refused. Why should she give another chance to a woman who was only a mother by blood? What good would it do to try the process of forgiving and letting down her guard again if Anna was just going to run away to the richest guy she could find as soon as she was given the chance? Besides, Marlena was the only mother that she knew anymore, and she loved her very much.

    No, she wouldn't go.

    Only Austin managed to convince her to change her mind. The only one who could see past her stubbornness and make her realize that family is family. Especially on the holidays. So she caved and called Anna to make tentative plans. Swallowing her pride was hard, but she did it. For Austin.

    Grabbing her luggage from the carousel, she walked out to a cab and set a course for the past.

    "Where you going miss?"

    She hopped into the big rig that had kindly pulled over for her and took a deep breath, embracing the warmth of the heater. "Salem. If you don't mind."

    "Sure thing. I go through there on my route." He looked at her with lust in his eyes, but she was too preoccupied with her own thoughts to even notice. She thought of her father. And of his wife. Stepmother to her of course, but just thought of calling her "mommy" made her blood boil. She made a tight fist and squeezed so hard that she drew blood.

    They rode in silence for some time, when he asked: "You going home for the holidays?"

    "Yeah, you could say that."

    "I bet your family is gonna be happy to see you."

    She laughed. "I'm not so sure. Believe me, if you only knew."

    He shrugged. "Well, family comes first on the holidays," he replied. She glanced over at him and saw him looking down her shirt.

    "Hey buddy, the road's that way."

    He grew flushed and turned back to the highway, riding in silence for a little while longer. "By the way, name's Jake."

    "Eve", she announced. "Eve Donovan."

    “Kimberly darling, are you ready?”

    Shane adjusted his tie in the mirror in the foyer after calling up to his wife. Butterflies took control of his stomach. Why was he so nervous? Its not like he’s never had an anniversary before with Kim. They had many years ago, before they separated.

    He closed his eyes and tried to forget that horrible time in his life. The time he chose his work over his family. Losing them was the hardest thing he ever had to endure, and he refused to let it happen again. Kim coming back to town two years ago was by chance, but he knew that he had to jump at it. He never stopped loving her. She was his soul mate.

    “Don’t you think the tie is on tight enough?”

    Shane turned to see Kim and she took his breath away. Simply stunning in a black cocktail dress. “You..you look..gorgeous.” He suddenly felt like a virgin on prom night, and blushed.

    “Well well, looks like my job is done,” she joked, pulling him toward her in a kiss. “Happy Anniversary, Shane”.

    “You too, darling. I love you.”

    They locked lips again.

    En route to Anna and Tony’s penthouse, Carrie passed by the park. Suddenly memories flooded back to her, and her heart in her throat. So much happened here that she would take with her forever. Good and bad.

    Mom can wait a little while longer, she decided, and told the cab driver to pull over.

    “Wait here for a few minutes will you? I won’t be long.”

    “Sure thing, lady.”

    The wind was frigid and uninviting. She pulled her coat tighter and made her way down the path. On the way she spied rollerbladers trying to best the speed record and mothers tending to their stroller bound children.

    Children.

    She smiled. She had Austin had been trying for a while now. No luck yet, but she retained hope.

    In the distant, she saw the swingset.

    She closed her eyes and Instantly she flashed back to the days of her courtship with Austin. The nights that he pushed her for hours on these very swings before pulling her into his arms. She felt so safe in his arms.

    Upon opening her eyes again she saw that she had seated herself on that swing, and was rocking back and forth gently.

    Carrie sat there for what seemed like forever. She knew that she was just trying to put off going to see her mother. It had been years. They were practically strangers. That’s why she didn’t understand her mother’s sudden need to be back in her life.

    “What are you up to now?” she muttered to her absentee mother. “What scheme do you want to pull me into?”

    Sighing, she decided that she had stalled long enough. Time to face the music.

    Halfway down the path, her cell phone rang. She looked down to see it was Austin.

    Before she could pick up the phone, Carrie collided with someone and fell back to the ground.

    Crying out in embarrassment more than pain, she looked up.

    That’s when it felt like the world around her ceased to exist.

    “Oh my god,” she gasped. “It can’t be.”

    Kim and Shane arrived at Tuscany and were greeted by Maggie.

    “Happy Anniversary!” she beamed, greeting both of them with a hug. “I have your table all set up with champagne on ice. On the house.”

    “Maggie, you shouldn’t have,” Kim insisted.

    “Nonsense, I’m glad to do this for you two.” She walked them to their table and gave them menus. “Let me know if you need anything else.”

    “Thanks again Maggie.” Shane winked at his wife. “That woman is a gem.”

    Kim smiled. “She’s the best. But you know…” she pulled her chair closer to him. “you’re not so bad yourself.”

    They exchanged another heartfelt kiss.

    Kim pulled back with a smile and as Shane perused the menu, she couldn’t help but gaze at him.

    Never in a million years would she have guessed that a reunion between them was possible. Not after their painful breakup years ago.

    But things change over time, she reasoned. Fate always brings those meant to be together back again. And she would be damned if she was going to let him go ever again.

    “Well my love, if you will excuse me, I’m going to powder my nose.”

    “I’ll have champagne poured for you when you return,” he replied.

    “Sounds good.”

    She was about to open the door to the restroom when she suddenly felt watched. On instinct, she spun around and saw her stepdaughter glaring at her from the corner. “Eve!”

    “Hello, mommy. Did you miss me?”

    “I uh, of course. How are you?”

    Eve laughed. “Small talk? Please. We’re past that. You know why I’m back. I know Kim.”

    Flustered, Kim feigned ignorance. “Know what? Honestly Eve, what are you talking about?”

    “Don’t play games. I know what you did. And I know that you would do anything to keep my father from finding out.”

    “Eve, please…”

    “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some catching up to do with my dear daddy.” With that, Eve pushed past her and into the main dining room. She was just feet away from Shane, and just moments away from destroying Kim.

    The fire crackled, causing the sound of splintering wood to echo throughout the room. The screaming winds roared like a banshee outside. They sat in a chair in darkness, the glow of flames reflecting off of their wine glasses. Behind them on the desk, pictures and files layed in disarray.

    All of the information needed for all the ones that caused pain to them. Every last detail nailed down. Schedules, addresses, past misdeeds. Even their children’s medical records.

    They smiled. The residents of Salem lived their lives like an open book. And that would be their gravest mistake. What they had in store for them would make them regret ever being born.

    They finished off the wine and went to the bar for a refill. They passed by a mirror and caught a ghostly image of their own reflection. The scars. Oh god the scars. Caused by their actions. All of them. The Saints of Salem.

    A rage filled them. It hardly caught them by surprise anymore. It happened far too many times to count.

    It scared them, for it couldn’t be controlled.

    “You freak,” they hissed at themselves, throwing the glass at the mirror, shattering the glass with a deafening blow.

    “They will pay. Oh yes. They will pay….”

    (FADE TO BLACK)

    (ROLL CREDITS)

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    Has the Writer's Strike Affected mySON TV networks?

    Written by: Striking Writer

    If you've checked out the mySON TV network as of late, you will have noticed the changing landscape of the blog scene. Eight shows have appeared to have halted production since November. Could there be behind the scenes changes on the horizon? Have the showrunners pulled the blog on their soaps? Or have some of the head writers on mySON TV chosen to strike with the guild brethren?

    Many mySON TV writers are believed to be members of the Blog Writers Guild Association/Fan Fiction Guild Association (FFGA/BWGA), though many believe it doesn't exist. Some shows, through their respective production companies (SONBC and SONOP) have made deals with the Guild to continue production. Other shows, such as "Port Charles," "Cuffs," and "Genoa City" have yet to do so.

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    hello everyone.well 2008 is here and still looks very doubtful,that santa barbara will return to tv,but remember positive thinking
  9. Announcer: On Days Of Night, Max and Morgan Share nights of First

    (Max carrying Morgan on the coastline)

    Max: Help Someone

    Announcer: Finally Seek shelter in a Cave

    Morgan: What Happened

    Max: Don't worry, we are find Now

    Announcer: This is one Night Max or Morgan will never forget

    Morgan: I love you so Much

    Max: I love you to Pretty girl

    (Max and Morgan begin to make Love)

    Announcer: You won't want to miss this, Days Of Night, only on SONBC
  10. Loger, Inc. has released a thirty second teaser for the film, MANHATTANITES, which stars several daytime favorites including Ilene Kristen, Forbes March, David Fumero (all from "One Life to Live"), Aiden Turner, Jill Larson (both from "All My Children") and Lev Gorn ("As The World Turns") among others. The film was Co-Directed by Gregori J. Martin ("Scripts & Scruples") and Darnell Williams ("All My Children", "Guiding Light").

    http://manhattanitesthemovie.com/trailer.htm

  11. CandiceSpauldingMunson
    Latest Entry

    [bowman Photo Agency,Ally is looking over various pictures as Danny knocks on the door as she looks up]

    Danny:(smirks as he walks over to a chair and sits down)Please dont scream.

    Ally:I was not going to do that,what do you want?

    Danny:Well that's nice Ally..a long time friend comes back to town after being away and you act like this towards me.

    Ally:You're still a jerk huh? I am guessing that the reason you are here is because of that blonde and to rub it in my face? (looks at him with a smile like she cares)

    Danny:The blonde? Oh you mean Madison?

    Ally:I guess that's her name.

    Danny:Playboy model looks?

    Ally:(sighs)You're new toy?

    Danny:Uh I guess she is but then again you never can tell if I am serious about her ....she's Sydney's sister.

    (Danny looks at Ally's reaction which is pure shock)

    [Wilder Modeling Agency,Madison enters the buidling wearing a black mini skirt and red tank top with black boots as she walks around as people looks at her and guys stops dead in track as she goes over to the operator]

    Madison:Excuse me but could you please tell me where I could find Tess Huston?

    Operator:She's the top office to your left on the second floor.

    Madison:(smirks)Thanks.(turns around and walks up the steps)

    [inside of Tess's office,Buck and Tess are discussing things]

    Tess:Buck,I wanted to set up some time for us to be alone and try to get things back to normal and now that we have --

    Buck:Tess is there anything you want to tell me?

    Tess:(flashes back to the kisses that Tyler and her had previously)No there's nothing why?

    Buck:(shrugs)Because lately you have been acting weird and it's just--making me think.

    Tess:That I was cheating on you like you said before or--(notices Madison knocking on the door)Yes?

    Madison:(comes in)Sorry I didnt mean to disturb you.(looks at Tess and Buck)

    Tess:Who are you?

    Madison:Oh sorry umm I'm Madison Chesterfield,you're next top model.(cocky smile)

    [bowman Photo Agency,Ally gets up and looks at Danny who is looking up at her smirking]

    Ally:Madison..is Sydney's sister? As in dead Sydney?

    Danny:May she rest in peace.

    Ally:And you're dating her? or sleeping or whatever with her?

    Danny:So worried about my relationship huh?

    Ally:No (sits down)it's just you pick the worst women.

    Danny:So does that mean you were worster?

    Ally:What do you really want?

    Danny:I am actually here to ask for a loan...a loan that could help another person achieve her dreams.

    Ally:Who?

    Danny:Madison.

    Ally:No.

    (Danny looks at her then gets up and holds her face in his hands making her look directly at him)

    [Wilder Modeling Agency,Tess,Madison and Buck are standing in her office]

    Tess:My next top model huh? (not amused)

    Madison:Do I need to repeat myself? (looks at Buck)

    Buck:(amused)I dont think you do.I'm Buck Huston.

    Madison:I have read about you online at the Cyber cafe,nice to meet a man who is very respected.

    (Tess rolls her eyes abit as Buck smiles)

    Buck:Thank you Madison so how long have you been a model?

    Madison:Umm well I was in the county fair modeling contests until I was 18 then tried modeling in LA and Texas before coming to New York and of course you hear about Ford but Wilder Modeling Agency (looks at Tess)was the one I wanted.

    Tess:Aww that's sweet..so do you have photos we can see?

    Madison:I do but they're on my website.(notices their reactions)Not that kind of website but with the high fast tech world we live in...

    Buck:Let's see them.(looks at Tess)

    (Tess looks at Madison and Buck going to her computer as she is not happy)

  12. cody_1990
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    Here is another Episode of Somerset :D

    Episode 39

    Announcer: This is Somerset

    We see a shot of The Somerset Inn

    We see Victoria getting ready for her date

    Victoria: It will be good to see Tom again

    Victoria puts on her necklace, then she picks up a picture of Julian

    Victoria: We will find your killer Julian I promise!

    We see a shot of Zoe sitting at a computer

    Zoe: I wonder how you use these things

    Zoe types on the keyboard then the computer makes a beeping sound

    Zoe: They say you can find out anything on these things, I wonder if I can find out some things about Victoria Paisley

    Zoe types some more

    Zoe: Internet? Maybe this is what i need

    Zoe clicks on the mouse

    Zoe: Ok lets get started

    We see a shot of The gas station

    We see Kane and Leo

    Leo: Your name is Kane Kurtz?

    Kane: Yes, who are you?

    Leo: Me?

    Kane: Yes

    Leo: Well

    Kane: Are you a reporter?

    Leo: Reporter? Oh yes

    Kane: Oh

    Leo: Can I ask you a few questions?

    Kane: I don't know, I am in hurry

    Leo: This will only take a few minutes

    Kane: Ok

    Leo: Let's sit down

    Leo and Kane sit down at a bench in the gas station

    Leo: So you are related to Stan Kurtz?

    Kane: Yes

    Leo: How is Mr Kurtz?

    Kane: He is doing fine now, really well

    Leo: Now?

    Kane: Yes he was shot in the big shootout

    Leo: What?

    Kane: Yes

    Leo: Do they know who was in charge of this Shootout?

    Kane: They don't know but I think it was the mob

    Leo: Tom!

    Kane: Who?

    Leo: Nothing, how is the rest of your family?

    Kane: Fine, What do you want to talk to me about anyway?

    Leo: Oh just you and your family

    Kane: Why? Are you even a reporter?

    Leo just looks at Kane

    Commercials

    We see a shot of Zoe

    Zoe: Here we go

    Zoe types some more

    Zoe: There is something about Julian's death

    Zoe reads the screen

    Zoe: Grieving Girlfriend? More like lying bitch, I bet she did kill Julian

    Zoe gets mad and smashes the keyboard on the desk

    Zoe: And if she did, I will get her just like I did the others!

    We see a shot of Victoria

    Victoria: Oh Julian, I miss you

    Victoria sets Julian's picture back down on the desk

    Victoria: You will be at peace soon my love I promise that

    Victoria stands and walks over to a chair and gets her jacket

    Victoria: Now I must go meet Tom

    Victoria leaves her room

    We see a shot of Leo

    Leo: Yes, I am a reporter

    Kane: Then why do you want to talk to me?

    Leo: I want to talk to you about your family, The Kurtz family are very infamous in Somerset

    Kane: I would not know anything about that I have only known I was a Kurtz for a few years

    Leo: Yes, I know that. How old are you son?

    Kane: I am 45

    Leo: Really

    Leo does not speak

    Kane: Are you Ok?

    Leo: Oh yes, who is your mother son?

    Kane: My mother

    Leo: Yes

    Kane: Her name is Angela, I named my daughter after her

    Leo: You have a daughter

    Kane: Yes, she is 1 and a half

    Leo: How nice

    We see Terry walk into the gas station

    Leo: So you said Stan is alright

    Kane: Yes, he is in the hospital, but should be OK

    Kane sees Terry

    Kane: Oh there is Stan's wife my aunt Terry

    Leo gasps

    Commercials

    Announcer: And now the conclusion of Somerset

    We see a shot of Zoe sitting at Tom's desk

    Zoe: I will avenge your death Julian, I promise you that my love

    Zoe starts to look around in Tom's desk. She finds a gun

    Zoe: Ah I may need this

    Zoe puts the gun in her pocket, then she sees a file that says revenge

    Zoe: I wonder what this is

    She then sees a the photo album

    Zoe: A photo album

    Zoe opens it she sees a picture of Julian

    Zoe: Julian!

    Zoe turns the page sees a picture that has Kurtz written under it

    Zoe: The Kurtz's, The mob family?

    Zoe turns the page and sees a picture of Victoria, under it is written Victoria Paisley

    Zoe: Oh My, so this is her!

    Zoe takes out the picture and rips it in half

    Zoe: I will get you!

    Zoe throws the Pieces of the picture in the garbage, then she grabs the file

    Zoe: Now maybe this will tell me what Tom is up to

    Zoe opens the file and begins to read

    We see a shot of The Somerset Inn

    We see Victoria sitting at the table

    Victoria: Where are you?

    We see Tom walk in

    Victoria: Oh there he is

    Victoria stands up

    Victoria: Hello Tom

    Tom: Hello

    Victoria and Tom hug

    Tom smiles at Victoria

    We see a shot of the gas station

    Kane: I will be right back

    Kane walks over to Terry

    Kane: Hello

    Terry: Hello Kane, I was just on my way to see Stan

    Kane: I see. I was just talking to a reporter

    Terry: Really?

    Kane: Yes over there

    Terry and Kane look over at the bench and there is no one there

    Kane: He was just there

    Terry: Maybe he was in a hurry

    Kane: I wonder where he went?

    We see Leo standing outside

    Leo: That was close, I can't let anyone see me yet

    Leo looks around

    Leo: Maybe I should. No! Not yet, I can't trust anyone yet, I can only trust Stan! And that's Who I must go see!

    Leo walks away

    Announcer: This Is Somerset

    Announcer: Next on Somerset

    We see a shot of Zoe

    Zoe: He is part of the Mob?

    Zoe looks at a page

    Zoe: Aloriz?

    We see a shot of Stan and Terry

    Terry: Everything will be OK Stan

    We see Leo standing outside of Stan's hospital room

    Leo: Stan!

    We see Molly on the Phone

    Molly: No Avis

    We see Avis

    Avis: Yes, I will be back in Somerset tomorrow

    Credits Role

    Announcer: Join us again for the continuing story of Somerset

    Cast List

    1.Georgann Johnson As Ellen Bishop Grant

    2.Marie Wallace As India Bishop Delaney

    3.Nicolas Coster As Robert Delaney

    4.Michael Lipton As Dr. Stan Kurtz

    5.Gloria Hoye As Dr. Terry Kurtz

    6.Lois Smith As Zoe Matson Cannell

    7.Linda Gray As Jill Grant Farmer Timmins

    8.Barry Jenner As Tony Cooper

    9.Fawne Harriman As Ginger Kurtz Cooper

    10.Veleka Gray As Victoria Paisley

    11.Jennifer Bransford As Mary Timmins Kurtz

    12.Julian Stone As Kane Kurtz

    13.Judith O' Dea As Molly Ryan Scott

    14.Matthew Ashford As Detective Daniel Hunter

    15.Amanda Wyass As Sarah Scott

    16.Matt Mulhern As David Foster

    17.Sigourney Weaver As Avis Ryan

    18.Tim Thomerson As Bill Scott

    19.George Coe As Leo Kurtz

    20.Krista Tesreau As April Davis

    21.Robert Kelker-Kelly As Tiny

    Guest Star

    1.Ted Danson As Tom Conway

    Locations in Somerset

    http://this-is-somerset.blogspot.com/2006/...erset-here.html

  13. IMissAremid
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    IN THE RUBBLE OF MAISON BLANCHE:

    Tony stared at his sister confused, but before Lexie could explain Marlena interrupted.

    “Oh just because we’re family Tony is going to become a model citizen, is he?” Marlena said sarcastically. “Tony once thought he shared parentage of Rex and Cassie with me not to mention how we were once friends, but that didn’t stop him from hurting John over his bitterness about Kristen’s love for him or hurting me when he made me think I was the Salem serial killer or…”

    “Look, I know what I’ve done,” Tony said. “And I can’t undo that. I can only tell you that I regret it. All of it. But before you send me back to prison or crucify me or whatever you’d have me do as penance for my sins could you just tell me what the hell you mean when you talk of us all being family?”

    Marlena said nothing but handed over the diary to Tony.

    “Is this the diary you told me about, Lexie?” Tony asked, hesitating to open it.

    Lexie nodded and Tony began leafing through the pages, surprised at how well they held up from the smoke and flame in Marlena’s care.

    “Oh, just spit it out already,” Anna said frantically grabbing the diary from Tony’s hands. “What is this about a son of mine and Tony’s?”

    Lexie sighed.

    “The reason I said we’re all family now is because E.J. is your son,” Lexie said. “And that baby that was just born to Sami and E.J. is your grandchild.”

    Tony’s mouth fell agape in shock while Anna squealed with delight.

    “All this time…” Tony mumbled to himself quietly. “I hated him so thinking him my brother. Why I treated him no better than Stefano did me. What he must think of me when he knows.”

    But while Tony took the news with bittersweet melancholy, Anna was ecstatic.

    “You mean I’m a grandmother? Marlena, we’re grandmothers together?” Anna shrieked hugging Marlena who began to cry joyfully seeing her old friend’s exuberance. “We just have to see this baby this instant. Oh, I have to hold him. I started this day without child and now I not only have a son, but a grandson?!”

    Anna and Marlena were just about to open the door to the cottage where Sami and E.J. had been alone inside when John stopped them.

    “Wait, Doc, I don’t think that’s such a good idea,” John yelled as he stood in a pile of burnt debris.

    “What is it, John?” Marlena asked, but John didn’t answer so Marlena, Anna, Tony, Lexie and Celeste walked toward him with their eyes drifting toward the mass upon which John could not help himself from staring.

    “Roman,” Anna said sniffling, before turning her face away from the dead body of the man who had once been her husband and she had promised would be her husband once more and burying her tear-soaked face in Tony’s shoulder.

    Tony and Anna walked away from the pile while Tony tried to console Anna, but soon there was another gasp and it was Lexie’s turn to cry.

    “Stefano!” Marlena said, grimacing as her eyes noticed the charred body below her that she would never have even known was a person at all if not for the Phoenix ring still shining on its flame-kissed fingers.

    John embraced Marlena while Lexie sobbed in Celeste’s arms.

    “How cruel that Stefano would have to take Sami’s father from her yet again just when she was given a son,” Marlena said bitterly.

    “And how cruel that only in death can he finally give E.J. his true father!” Anna cried.

    “So this is what the spirits had in mind with this tragedy,” Celeste said to herself, for Lexie was too upset to notice her mother’s ramblings. “This is the chaos and destruction that fate would have, whether the cards warned me of it or not.”

    INSIDE THE WOODCUTTER'S COTTAGE:

    But inside the sanctuary of the simple cottage, the mood was anything but chaotic or destructive.

    In fact, both E.J. and Sami, the troubled, misunderstood and often self-destructive souls that they were found sanity and stability in each other as they looked on the child they created.

    The two of them laid in the bed facing each other with little Roman DiMera in his swaddling blanket nestled between them, forever connecting and in some ways completing both of them, whether they realized it then or not.

    Despite all the drama and turmoil that waited for them outside the cottage doors and back in Salem, their minds were completely untroubled as they enjoyed the silence save for the soothing sound of Roman’s sleeping sighs.

    Finally, E.J. broke the quiet to share what was on his mind.

    “Samantha, I just want you to know how truly sorry I am for all of this craziness I’ve brought into your life and all the harm my family has caused you,” E.J. said quickly. “I mean, you couldn’t even give birth in a hospital because of my family and that’s not to mention what I did to you that…”

    “Well, E.J., that’s fine and good,” Sami said interrupting him with a wry smile on her face, “but I have to tell you I’m not sorry, not sorry for any of it that has anything to do with us from being here in this moment together with our son right now.”

    “But sweetheart, I’ve done so much to hurt you and I haven’t always been there for you or this child,” E.J. said sincerely. “I don’t think I’m worthy of your love and…”

    “E.J., I know you may not remember this talk we had last summer when I was confiding in you about something bad I’d done to someone I thought I loved, but when I think back on it I can’t help but think how right you were with what you said,” Sami said.

    “What’d I say?” E.J. said.

    “Well you said something really insightful and beautiful that I don’t think I really understood until now,” Sami said.

    “What was that?” he asked, with an eyebrow raised.

    “That true love understands and true love forgives,” Sami said with tears welling up in her eyes. “E.J., we’ve been through so much. We’ve hurt each other so much. But especially now, being with you and our child, I just need you to know that I truly love you and I truly forgive you just as I hope you do me.”

    “I do,” E.J. said caressing her face.

    “Good,” Sami said with a smile. “Because know this. Listen to me, E.J. No part of me regrets loving you.”

    E.J. could not have been happier than he was in that moment.

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    Colleen asks Abby to keep a secret for her

    Wiping sweat from his brow, JT looked at all of the belongings that Amanda had him help bring to the loft. He wondered how someone could accumulate so much in such a short period of time. Coming into the loft, Amanda had two large garment bags full of her dresses and other dress clothes. Shaking his head, JT told her that he’s glad that he made enough room in the closet for her belongings. Amanda insists that she doesn’t have a lot. Rolling his eyes, he pulls her into his lap and gives her a kiss on the lips. He tells her that he’s glad that she’s going to be living with him. Kissing him again, Amanda grabbed some of her boxes and made her way towards the bedroom.

    At Crimson Lights, Michael and Phyllis are having their usual bonding session. Phyllis comments on Dru’s ‘absurd’ behavior at Newman Enterprises. Chuckling, Michael tells her that he has her beat. He fills her in on his visit with his father. Phyllis asks if a part of him was glad that he got to see the man who is his father. Scrunching up his nose, Michael tells Phyllis that he only went to Atlanta to face the man and be done with him for good; how could he want to get to know about the man who walked out on his family. Taking Michael’s hand, Phyllis tells him that he should just try to get to know a little bit about Lowell; what could possibly happen know after so many years.

    At the Abbott house, Abby, who has come with Colleen, is reading a book when she brings up what happened at breakfast the previous day. The young girl asks Colleen why she lied about eating when she threw her food away. Seeing that Abby could possibly slip and tell her father about it, Colleen asks Abby if she can keep what happened at breakfast as secret. Shrugging, Abby asks again why she threw her breakfast away; questioning if something was wrong with it. Smiling a little, Colleen tells Abby that she tried to eat it but she wasn’t hungry. Extending her pinkie finger, Colleen asks Abby to ‘pinkie swear’ to keep quiet. Linking pinkies, Colleen is relieved when Abby says she’ll keep quiet.

    During his visit to the prison, Kevin can tell that Gloria isn’t in good spirits. When she sits down, she tells him that she’s glad to see him; that she has something he should know. Kevin, worried, asks her to tell him what’s going on. Before Gloria tells him, she asks him how things are going at the coffee house. He tells her that business is steady. Kevin then makes a comment about some guy coming by asking about her. Looking at her son, Gloria tells him that the man that was looking for her was none other than Michael’s father, Lowell Baldwin. Kevin asks how she can be sure? She tells him that he paid a visit, and made it clear that he was going to get to know Michael more; as well as the rest of the family.

    Adrian, walking into the foyer of the Abbott home, asks why Colleen isn’t dressed for dinner. Colleen tells Adrian that she doesn’t feel like going out to a crowded restaurant. Laughing a little, Adrian tells her that he had made reservations to a new hot spot, and was hoping she would enjoy it. Handing him the phone, she asks if he can cancel and just stay, cuddled watching movies with one another. Taking the phone from her. Adrian dials the restaurant, apologizing that he must cancel the reservation. Colleen tells Adrian to pick one of the movies on the entertainment center, while she goes to pop a large bowl of popcorn. As she makes her way to the kitchen, she once again feels her stomach growl , but ignores it, more determined to stick to her goal.

    Coming from the athletic club, Lauren coos at Fen, as she places him in his stroller. As she was pushing it towards the door, she smiled as an older gentleman offered to open the door for her. Looking down, the man crouches down and tells Lauren that she has a adorable little boy. She smiles, telling him that he’s even more adorable when he’s fast asleep. Looking at him for a moment, Lauren asks if they’ve met before. Shaking his head, the man tells her that he’s new to Genoa City. Checking her watch, Lauren realizes she’s late for her visit with Katherine. Excusing herself, Lauren again thanks the man for helping her get the stroller out of the door. When she is out of sight, Lowell smiles to himself, pleased that he managed to not only see Michael’s wife but his little son.

    NEXT on GENOA CITY

    • Amanda bumps into Daniel at Newman Enterprises
    • Neil admits to Phyllis that the presence of Ji Min makes him feel like an outsider
    • Victor introduces Nick to Tyler

  15. After long back and forths the past week, and even for months and months, I've decided that, for the moment, my forrays into fan fiction must come to an end. I didn't want to do this, so soon into my blog. I had so many plans, but a number of things have gone into this decision.

    I find I spend far too much time on the computer. Others seem to handle balancing a blog, posting time, school, work pretty well. I, however, am very bad at doing this. I'm trying to spend less time on it now. Ending the blog, and an fan fiction writing, is a big part of this. I've also cut back on posting, in general.

    Another reason is that soaps, in general, have just become frustrating, Even Days, which has come so far in such a short time, doesn't quite have it anymore. It's better, and I enjoy it for what it is now, but, at this rate, I think the magic is gone. I could be wrong, but either way- I'm disillusioned with the genre as a whole, and sometimes, it just dsepresses me when I write things so far superior to those in the actual genre.

    With school coming up, the blog would likely drown worse than it already is. Week-by-week, I've been unable to get a whole week's episodes finished. I'd usually rather be doing other things, things that are more fun. Doing a five-day-a-week blog is so demanding, and I'm definitely not up for it, I've discovered.

    This may be my last year at my current school, and then I'll be transferring and my schedule will change drastically. I want to find a different job, that I can better balance in anticipation with this new potential school.

    And so, the blog does say good night. I'm so sorry for the readers out there who are disappointed in this decision. I'm itching to write, as always, but fan fiction just doesn't satisfy me anymore. I have the urge to create, to have a blank slate. I want to get out there and act. I need my options open, basically. I'll catch you all on the boards.

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    Episode #07
    Thursday, June 28, 2007


    Rick wakes up in Ashley’s bed, but she’s not there. Ashley comes out of the bathroom and Rick asks what happened last night. To Rick’s relief, Ashley says that nothing happened. Rick was too drunk and she just left him sleep in her bed while she took the fold out downstairs. Rick thanks Ashley for taking care of him and apologizes. Ashley says there’s no need for apologies. She would do that for any friend of hers. Rick asks if that is what they are now, friends. Ashley asks if they can be anything else. Rick says he loves Phoebe and he wants to be with her. Ashley understands and accepts that disappointing answer.

    Stephanie pays Brooke a visit at her house. Brooke tells Stephanie that she is not in the mood to go rounds with her. Stephanie asks if she has been crying all night because the love of her life is in prison. Brooke doesn’t know where Stephanie is going with this. Stephanie reveals that she heard Brooke admit her love to Ridge before he was taken away. Stephanie tells Brooke that she needs to move on. With Ridge being in jail, now is the best time. Stephanie offers to hook Brooke up with someone, as Brooke laughs it off and tells Stephanie to get out of her house. Stephanie agrees to leave, but before she does, she tells Brooke that she knows her, probably better than Brooke knows herself. Stephanie knows that Brooke can’t live without a man. She will screw up, and when she does, Stephanie will go straight to Ridge.

    The guard comes by Ridge’s cell and has news for him. He is getting a roommate as he is being moved into another cell with someone. Ridge was getting used to having a cell by himself and follows the guard to the new cell. Inside, there is a man, who introduces himself as Danny Delfino. The guard tells Ridge that he should get to know Danny. He’s famous in this place and will watch his back. When the guard leaves, Danny starts asking Ridge questions about his life, but Ridge is very cold. He tells Danny that they are not, nor will they ever be friends. As long as he stays on his side, Ridge will stay on his side.
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    [ELMWOOD APARTMENT COMPLEX: HARPER APARTMENT]

    Danielle Harper quietly sits at her kitchen table with a magazine opened before her. Although the Illicit Affairs article gives plenty of local gossip from the night of Sugar Rush's performance at The Onyx Rose, Danielle's eyes remain locked on her daughter's closed bedroom door. The door suddenly opens and Valerie Harper emerges from the bedroom.

    "Bye Mom, see you later!" Valerie calls, while quickly rushing to the door. She passes by the kitchen so quickly that she doesn't notice Danielle sitting at the table. She smirks as the front door comes into sight.

    "Hold it!"

    Her mother's voice startles Valerie, causing her to drop the stack of magazines she had been carrying. "Damn it!" she shouts as she bends down and begins to restack the magazines.

    Danielle has risen from her seat at the table and has now positioned herself between the crouching Valerie and the apartment's door. "I guess that's what happens when you're in a hurry. It's really too bad you were in such a rush, because you, are not going anywhere," she says, looking sternly down at her daughter.

    [THE ONYX ROSE]

    Aly Caldwell and Rebecca Wade sit at the bar eating their take out lunch.

    "So," Aly begins, "Sugar Rush's performance was a big hit then?"

    "It was our best night yet. But I was so worried something bad was going to happen. Thank God Jake's brother was here. Speaking of Jake's brother—" Rebecca is suddenly cut off.

    "There's nothing to talk about, nothing happened," Aly says.

    Rebecca looks at Aly with a look of confusion while continuing her last sentence. "—he should be here any minute to collect his pay. But never mind that, your story sounds more interesting. What exactly is it that didn't happen?"

    [THE EQUINOX HOTEL: RESTAURANT]

    Kimberly Olin sits at a table appearing to be patiently waiting for her lunch date to arrive. She looks up as she sees him approaching. She begins to stand up, but he steps over to her before she can reach her feet.

    "Don't get up," he says before kissing her on the cheek. He then takes the empty seat across the small round table from her. "How are you?"

    "I'm well, thank you. How 'bout you? Things any better with Samantha?"

    Ben shakes his head. "No, not since the week after the wedding."

    "Speaking of the wedding, are you ready to tell me what was going on between you two? I'm sure you'd rather me not speculate despite what happened being painfully obvious."

    "Whoa, aren't you supposed to be on my side? You're my cousin."

    "And I'm also a woman, Ben. Yes, you are my cousin, and I love you, but you cheated on your wife," she says slightly louder than she intended to, drawing the attention of an elderly couple seated at a table nearby.

    "Thanks, Kim," he says, noticing the couple.

    "Sorry," she says before a brief awkward silence ensues. "Look, I'm not trying to judge you. I don't know all that happened. If you'd just tell me—"

    "I can't tell you, Kim."

    "Why not?"

    "Because other than Sam and Callie, you're the only family I have here in town. And I can't bear to have you look at me every time you see me like you did just a minute ago."

    "Ben, I'll never understand unless you let me in. I won't ever condone your actions, but for all I know, Sam could have been the one to cheat first."

    "No," Ben says firmly. "Samantha would never cheat."

    "Then what happened? What drove you to sleep with another woman?"

    Ben sits back in his chair, sighing as he subtly shakes his head.

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    CORTLANDT, Opal
    Portrayed by: Dorothy Lyman (1981-83); Jill Larson (1989-present)
    Family: Adrian Sword (Son); Tad Gardner Martin (Son); Jenny Gardner (Daughter); Petey Cortlandt (Son); Jamie Martin (Grandson); Jenny Colby Martin (Granddaughter)
    Marriages: Ray Gardner; Hank Purdy; Palmer Cortlandt

    1981: Wild and eccentric Opal Gardner had seen a lot in her life, but nothing could have prepared her for the hell that was marriage to Ray Gardner. Opal grew thick skin, which sometimes caused her to neglect those she loved the most. There was no one she loved more than her children: Jenny and Tad.

    The Martin family in Pine Valley had adopted Tad. Down on her luck, Opal took Jenny to Pine Valley in search of her son. Tad had run away from the Martin home. But. Joe and Ruth Martin still welcomed their son’s family.

    Opal wanted to open her own salon, the Glamorama. In the meantime she needed to augment her dwindling funds. She feigned a heart condition so as to force Jenny into working. She got her a job at a sleazy men’s bar, Foxy’s.

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    Opal (Dorothy Lyman) forced Jenny (Kim Delaney) to grow up faster than she should have.


    1982: Opal knew something was amiss at the Miss Teen Pine Valley contest. The judges had all acted very favorably towards Jenny, but Liza Colby was proclaimed the winner. He polled each judge individually, and realized that Jenny was in fact the real winner. Liza had manipulated the contest to make it seem like she had won. Opal warned Liza to stop trying to make life hard for Jenny or she would get what was coming to her.

    Opal was now working for Phoebe Wallingford as her maid. But she was doing more than just cleaning the English Estate. She had begun an affair with Langley Wallingford, Phoebe’s new husband. Opal told Langley their affair was going to cease unless he divorced Phoebe. But, Langley was not about to part ways with his new life, and Phoebe’s money. Opal saw a golden opportunity and began to blackmail her one time lover. She accumulated enough money from Langley to set up the Glamoramma.

    When Jenny left for New York to pursue a modeling career, Opal found herself under staffed. She was surprised to find Ray back on her doorstep. He had managed an early parole. But Opal wanted nothing to do with her ex-husband. Ray was too powerful for Opal and managed to keep her silent while he lived in the Glamoramma’s back room. Opal had no idea he was creating a bomb he intended to kill all the Martins with. His plan went awry when he tried to disarm it in the last minute learning Jenny was in the house too. Opal did not waste any time mourning him.

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    Langley (Louis Edmonds) did not realize all that he put on the line when he began his affair with Opal (Lyman).


    1983: Opal and the Martins welcomed Tad home to Pine Valley, but Opal knew something was amiss. She recognized a con artist when she saw one. Opal worked hard to keep one step ahead of Tad and his current plot. This caused much tension between she and Ruth, who took on a more compassionate approach to Tad’s shenanigans. Ruth was content as long as Tad remained enrolled at Pine Valley University. Opal made Tad work for his keep at the Glamoramma.

    Opal met Ralph Purdy through a personal ad. They had a whirlwind courtship and married. Ralph wanted to show Opal the world. Opal packed her bags and left Pine Valley for Europe.

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    Opal (Jill Larson) was Tad's (Michael E. Knight) unwanted wedding surprise.


    1989: Opal returned from her around the world adventure just in time for Tad’s wedding to southern belle Dixie Cooney. Opal had left Ralph in the Australian outback and decided that she had an itch to return to Pine Valley. Palmer Corltandt facilitated the return, hoping she would distract Tad long enough so that he could plan a way to turn Dixie against him. Tad wished his mother had kept her distance. At the wedding, she was sure to catch Dixie’s bouquet. Opal was never one to stay single for very long, especially in a town of so many eligible and wealthy men.

    1990: Opal set her sites on Palmer Cortlandt. But, even Opal knew he was out of her league. She was content to date his lackies, including Sean Cudahy and Palmer’s old cellmate, Stan Ulatowski. Daisy Murdoch noticed Opal admiring her ex-husband. She recognized that Opal’s intentions were pure. She approached Opal with a proposition. She would help Opal transform herself into a woman of society. The only catch was that Palmer was to never know of Daisy’s involvement.

    At the University Ball, Opal and Palmer caught eyes from across the room. Opal could not believe it, Palmer was approaching her for a dance. Palmer and Opal’s courtship was brief. She quickly became the newest Mrs. Palmer Cortlandt.

    Palmer wanted Opal to help him break up Tad and Dixie. Opal acquiesced. It did not take much to cause their marriage to crumble. Opal would soon regret her actions. In a startling turn of events, Tad fell victim to a bomb set by Billy Clyde Tuggle. Opal could not bear the loss of another child. She held on to hope for as long as she could. Ruth lashed out against Palmer and made her come to terms with Tad’s death. Dixie and Opal bonded as a result of their loss.

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    Everyone was surprised to see Palmer (James Mitchell) and Opal (Larson) actually tie the knot. (Also Pictured: James Patrick Stuart (Will), Michael E. Knight (Tad), Cady McClain (Dixie))


    1991: When Palmer was found poisoned in Cortlandt Manor, Opal became the prime suspect. It did not help that she was found with a vile of the poison, CRS-17. Opal made her plea to Palmer, but it fell on deaf ears. Opal left Cortlandt Manor.

    Stan was revealed to be the real culprit behind the poisoning. Opal refused to return to Palmer after his doubts during the ordeal. But Opal was not ready to move on. Daisy returned to Pine Valley. When it looked like Palmer and Daisy were ready to reunite, Opal admitted her feeling to Palmer. Their marriage was back on track.

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    Stan Ulatowski manipulated everyone, including Opal (Larson).


    1992: After the near end to their marriage the year before, Opal was happy to announce that she was pregnant with Palmer’s son. Only, Palmer still believed he was sterile. Opal was insulted when he insisted on a paternity test after the child’s birth. Opal knew she had been faithful to her husband.

    On Christmas Eve, Peter Cortlandt, was born in the middle of the Cortlandt living room. Palmer had to deliver his own son after the roadways shut down because of snow. A DNA test would support Opal’s claim that Peter was in fact Palmer’s son.

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    Petey (Mitchell Federan) was the light of Opal's (Larson) life.


    1993: Opal was reunited with Tad. Just as Opal had suspected all along, Tad survived his fall off the bridge. He had been living for two years as an amnesiac in the Napa Valley.

    1994: Palmer lost control of Cortlandt Electronics. So, he and Opal went into business together to make ends meet. Opal’s secret fried chicken recipe made the Cluck-Cluck Chicken Shack a rousing success. Behind Opal’s back, Palmer sold the franchise to buy back Cortlandt Electronics. Opal felt betrayed because the recipe was always meant to stay in the family.

    1995: Opal helped reunite Langley with his daughter, Verla. Opal was able to talk Phoebe down after she thought Verla to be Langley’s new lover.

    Opal learned of Palmer’s infidelity with Janet Green. She kicked him out of Cortlandt Manor and began romancing Seabone Hunkle, Dixie’s father. But Palmer still pined for his wife. Daisy came back to Pine Valley upon hearing of their breakup. Daisy helped Opal realize that she was still very much in love with Palmer. She decided to let Palmer move back in with her at Cortlandt Manor.

    1996: Opal and Palmer took in homosexual teenager Kevin Sheffield after his parents kicked him out of their home. Opal helped him come to grips with his parent’s rejection. Opal confronted Kevin’s mother, Judith Sheffield, who blamed Kevin for her other son, Jason Sheffield’s, incarceration. Judith agreed to take Kevin back in if he attended a psychiatrist. Only, the psychiatrist was convinced that he could turn Kevin straight. Opal offered him the open and accepting home that Kevin never had.

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    Although they had seperated, Opal (Larson) still helped Palmer (Mitchell) recover from the Holidays explosion.


    1998: Opal had made many mistakes in her past, but none was greater than Ray Gardner. She tried to get away from him once, starting a new life with Fred Dawson. But, Ray tracked her down and used Tad to get her back. Opal left Fred, but she had a secret. She had given birth to a son. A son she never thought she would see again.

    Adrian Sword was a spy hired to find Palmer’s stash of Nazi artifacts. He took a job as Opal’s chauffeur. Opal knew that she had met Adrian before. When he revealed his father was Fred, Opal knew she had found her son. Belinda Keefer discovered Adrian’s link to Opal’s past. Opal was finally reunited with her son.

    Palmer tried to elude Adrian. He faked his death to protect himself. Opal mourned the loss of her husband with her new son by her side. Tad and Dixie found Palmer alive in New York. Betrayed, Opal kicked Palmer out of Cortlandt Manor. Opal filed for divorce, but she never really stopped caring for him. When Palmer was temporarily blinded in the Holidays explosion, Opal helped him recover.

    1999: Palmer wanted to make Opal pay. He wanted to leave her with nothing. He told The Intruder about how she had abandoned Adrian as a child. Adrian came to Opal’s defense. Adrian was able to pressure Palmer to stop his offensive. Opal was awarded all of Palmer’s assets. She also got primary custody of Petey.

    Opal re-opened the Glamouramma in Cortlandt Manor. To help her with Petey, Opal hired Pigeon Hallow native Becca Tyree to be his babysitter.

    Adrian and Opal attempted a hostile takeover of Cortlandt Electronics. Their efforts were crushed when Erica, Opal’s best friend, voted in Palmer’s favor. She explained to Opal how Palmer had always been there for her, like the father she never had. With time, the friends repaired their broken relationship.

    Opal did not want to admit that she still had feelings for Palmer. This became apparent when Palmer rashly eloped with Vanessa Bennett. Vanessa had weaseled her way into Erica’s life so as to profit from a tell-all book about her life. Opal did not want Palmer to suffer the same fate.

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    Opal (Larson) and Erica's (Susan Lucci) relationship was challenged by her bid for Cortlandt Electronics.


    2001: Erica needed Opal to offer Bianca’s new girlfriend, Frankie Stone, a place to stay. In reality, Erica was going to plant drugs in Frankie’s room at the Cortlandt Manor in hopes of driving her out of town. Frankie was found dead in her room and Erica was taken into custody for the murder. Opal learned that Frankie was actually Vanessa’s niece and con artist.

    Gillian Andrassy’s spirit used Opal’s body as vehicle to make contact with Ryan.

    2002: Opal asked a musician named Hank to accompany her to the Crystal Ball. She hoped the move would make Palmer notice her, and it worked. Only, Hank was sincere in his feelings for Opal. Palmer arranged for Hank to go on a world tour, and he begged Opal to accompany him. She admitted she might still have feelings for Palmer and let Hank down gently.

    Opal was at Cortlandt Manor alone when Palmer’s niece, Lanie Rampal, called looking for him. Lanie had devastating news. She was with Dixie moments before her car swerved off an embankment in the Swiss Alps. Dixie was dead.

    Opal was weary of Petey’s new nanny, Kendall Hart. Opal thought Kendall was taking advantage of Palmer’s state of mind since Dixie’s unexpected death.

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    Opal (Larson) did not want Adam's (David Canary) plans to risk her or Palmer's life.


    2003: Opal discovered Palmer and Adam’s plot to kill Michael Cambias for escaping prosecution of Bianca’s rape. For the first time in her life, Opal kept her silence.

    2004: Opal was among those at Erica’s intervention for alcoholism. That night, Opal learned the truth behind Erica’s rape. Eric Kane had exchanged Erica to Richard Fields so that he would star in his next movie. The ordeal began Erica’s long road to recovery.

    When Bianca got her baby, Miranda Montgomery, back, Opal planted a kiss on Palmer. Opal was surprised when Palmer returned with one of his own. Opal was always jealous of Palmer’s relationship with other women. Myrtle encouraged her to pursue him again.

    2005: Opal was among those deceived into thinking that Di Kirby was the late Dixie. She had fallen in love with Di, so much so that she pushed Tad to pursue her again

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    Opal (Larson) hoped Del (Alec Musser) would make Palmer notice her again.


    2006: Opal enlisted Del Henry’s help to make Palmer jealous. He wanted him to be seen with her at public events. In return, she fueled his passion for the finer things in life. Alas, the plan never really helped her win Palmer back.
  19. THE BLOG IS OUTTA HERE!


    The blog will be taking its 400 plus episode blog elsewhere EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, according to creator and headwriter, King Reilly. "It's true! I am moving the blog to a different location for MANY reasons! I'm just not happy here!"...confesses King. "The blog will benefit from being elsewhere. Fans can email me at [email protected] for exclusive details on its new location, and it's NOT where you think! ;) "...teases King. The blog isn't going to another message board promises King...at least not yet. "It's bigger than that. I'm taking the blog to a whole new level. I don't want to reveal too many details! If I post them, a certain other blog will probably steal them!”…King says with a laugh referring to the lack of integrity, originality of another SONBC Blog. “If they want to prove to all of SON they have no originality and are in the field of piracy, that is fine by me.”…King says with a smile. But that is not the reason for the big move. "Oh heck no! I wouldn't give people the satisfaction. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess! But I have been threatened with a potential banning so I cannot say anymore. I am moving the blog because SONBC doesn't appear to have much traffic or viewership anymore."

    As for the future, it's very bright. "The cruise ship storyline was one of the most exciting I've done, and it isn't even over yet! The smoke must clear, those that survived still have to get out alive. There are still so many secrets and lies to come out. It will be a multi-week adventure that will leave lives in its wake! And there is a huge new storyline coming up concerning Victor's inheritance and his fortune. He is dying so he knows he needs to set something up to take care of his loved ones. Stefano's impact on Salem will be one of those most heavily felt forces on ever on the history of the show. Brady Black will be returning. The blog will finally tackle a gay love story with Will/Oscar. The Brady/Dimera feud will be amazing and ignited on a whole new level. Stefano never really had a reason to hate the Brady's before. It was simply that Roman was attacking him and trying to nail him to the wall, they kept him from Maggie, and Megan's death, which, turns out, she didn't die until recently. Now, Stefano will REALLY have a reason to hate the Brady's, and it won't be pretty!"

    With over 600 entries, an 26,862 views, and 1,100 comments, the blog and SON are parting. "Over 25,000 views? That's so amazing! And 1,100 comments is ridiculous! I am so happy the blog's fans have read and commented and supported it like this. It will continue on to greater heights and better things...just not here!"

    Once again, fans can send an email to [email protected] on how they can follow the blog in its future!

    Here's to 400 more! :)

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS COULD EXPRESS!!

    Now, email me! LOL!
  20. Kylie
    Latest Entry

    Chapter 2

    Lesley busied herself in the dining room, while waiting for her guests to return. She wanted to make sure everything had been set-up perfectly. The chefs had prepared a sumptuous feast, which went without saying, because she only hired the most excellent kitchen staff. Tonight’s meal would be indescribably delicious.

    She checked the place cards of the guests’ seating arrangements, which she had so meticulously planned. Dinner partners would not be the partners the guests had boarded the Tempted Fate with, and their game partners would be unexpected, as well.

    Lesley had planned this event, taking into account every eventuality that could possibly happen and she and her staff were prepared for everything. She had learned, so long ago, from him, to plan and strategize in just this way when playing a game. And she also learned, from him, that everything in life was a game. The bastard would be proud of his tutoring, she smiled stoically to herself. The most important things she had learned in life, she had learned from him. And the lessons she had learned could either lead to ultimate survival and success, or to absolute destruction, depending on how the student used them. She had learned her lessons well, before she escaped.

    Her guests were going to be the beneficiaries of her own painful education in survival, using pride, greed, lust, the macabre, and even misguided love. If they graduated from this accelerated course, they would be invincible.

    She met Edmund and Maria Grey as they came down the staircase.

    “The accommodations are simply breathtaking,” said Maria. “How long have you been hosting these charitable functions, Lesley?”

    “Oh, for quite some time, Dr. Grey,” Lesley smiled.

    “You look very familiar,” said Edmund. “Have we met before? Maybe in Europe?”

    “I’m afraid not, Mr. Grey. We’ve never met. However, I make it a habit to learn something about all of my guests. My research on you turned up volumes,” Lesley laughed. “An award winning journalist, who always seems to be in the thick of things. I must tell you I was very impressed with your biography.”

    “You’re too kind, Ms. Devonshire,” smiled Edmund.

    “Please, call me Lesley.”

    “Only if you’ll call me Edmund.”

    “And please, please, call me Maria,” she chimed in, feeling as if she were being ignored.

    “Oh, of course, Maria,” said Lesley. “We’ll all be on a first name basis before long,” she concluded, as Adam and Brooke joined them.

    “Adam Chandler,” Adam said as he held out his hand to Lesley, “And this is …”

    “Brooke English,” Brooke finished, as she held out her hand to Lesley, as well.

    Next, Jack and Erica joined the group, with Jack admiring, “This is one beautiful Grande Dame of the rivers, isn’t she? Where was she built?”

    “Actually, Mr. Montgomery, this boat was built in the 1860’s and it has just been refurbished for use for these types of events in the 21st century.”

    “Oh my,” said Erica. “A real antique.”

    “Yes, Ms. Kane,” said Leslie. “An antique with an unusually interesting history.”

    “History? What kind of history?” asked David, walking up to the group, with Krystal on his arm.

    “Hmm, the best kind of history, of course,” smiled Lesley. “Haunted history.”

    “Haunted? You mean like ghosts and goblins?” asked Krystal. “David, you didn’t tell me this would be a haunted cruise.” David just smiled and looked to Leslie to help him out.

    “Actually, Ms. Carey, neither Dr. Hayward, nor any of the other guests, including Ms. Montgomery, knew anything of the Tempted Fate’s history. We feel it is an added attraction and helps with the mood of the festivities,” explained Leslie.

    “Hmm, nothing like a couple of ghosts to add to the atmosphere,” said Krystal sarcastically.

    “Well, maybe some of the ghosts can be of assistance in solving the mysteries of the games you’ll be playing this weekend,” suggested Lesley.

    “Well, I for one, am very interested in these games. I’ve always been good at games,” smiled Adam, taking Lesley’s hand, “And I’m very interested in hearing about your particular games, Ms. Devonshire.”

    “All in good time, Mr. Chandler, and please call me Lesley,” she smiled back. “Well, my good guests, I see that the younger guests will be joining the wiser guests shortly. Please, let’s all retire to the dining room and I’ll explain in more detail.”

    Adam held his arm out to Lesley to escort her to the dining room, smiled and said, “Well, definitely, let the games begin.”

    To be continued…