The Guiding Light: Episode 058
Thursday April 5, 2007
Written By: Dan Gobble & Josh Hawkins
Thursday April 5, 2007
Written By: Dan Gobble & Josh Hawkins
Holly wakes up and realizes that she fell asleep again. As she regains consciousness, she feels the pain well up in her head. Another migraine. Through squinted eyes, Holly shuffles around the room and picks up a bottle of medicine. She downs it and walks back to the sofa. Holly looks up at the clock. “11. I’m supposed to meet Ed for lunch. I should get up and go. I’ve bailed on him too many times lately.” Holly succumbs to the pain and lies back down. However, the door bell wakes her up. She gets up to answer and finds Ed.
“Holly, you’re not going to ditch me again, are you?” Ed looks over and sees the disheveled covers on the bed. She’s probably not even out of bed, he thinks.
“Holly, are you okay? Holly doesn’t respond. Ed grows more and more concerned.
Holly’s eyes roll back into her head as her legs give out. She faints and Ed catches her in his arms.
Lizzie arrives at Memorial Hospital in Oakdale to see Braxton. She seems him at the nurses’ station, where a young nurse is flirting with him. She struts over and butts in the conversation. She gives him a hello and plants a big kiss on his lips.
Josh and Billy sit at the table in the conference room at Lewis Construction when Wanda barges in. “Josh, your wife is here. Should I let her in?” Josh replies with a yes and Wanda walks back to her office. A minute elapses and Reva walks into the room carrying a suitcase.
“Hello darlin’ what are you doing here?” Josh asks.
“I just wanted to stop by and see what you boys were doing,” she replies.
Josh notices the bag. “Where are you going?”
“Joshua, I’ve decided to leave Springfield for awhile. I need to catch my breath. It’s not like anyone is going to miss me anyway.”
The Spaulding jet lands on the landing strip at Bar Harbor. Alan-Michael Spaulding runs out and glances around to see if he can see Lucy among the crowd. He sees a bunch of paramedics pushing a comatose Harley on a gurney. A-M looks at her and wonders what could have happened to cause this. He asks one of the paramedics as to the whereabouts of his wife.
A-M took the car and drove within 10 minutes to the crash site and sees Lucy staring out over the rocky shore.
Lucy realizes that he is there and runs into his arms. The misdeeds of the past appear forgiven for the moment at least as she gives him a big kiss.
“Have they found Aunt Alex yet?”
“No. The paramedics say that there is no way that she could have survived the impact."
Alan-Michael wipes a tear from his eye and the two look out over the horizon.
Meanwhile, in a shack about a mile down the road in the Maine woods, a fisherman returns home with a bucket of water. He sees the woman on the bed. Pretty beaten up, he mutters. The man remembers when he found her near the shore. He walks up and dabs a wet rag on her forehead. After tending to her wounds, he crosses the room and works on cleaning the fish he caught earlier this morning. Suddenly, she begins to stir. The man runs over and asks her if she will be okay.
“Where am I?” she asks.
And Now "The Guiding Light"
“Are you kidding? Here is someone who is going to miss you if you left. Why don’t I let Billy take over the project and you and I will take a long, relaxing vacation,” Josh offers.
“No, you guys have too much work with the Cedars project. Besides, I’ll have enough company to occupy my time. I’ve decided to go to Tulsa to see Hawk and Rusty. Rusty bought a new farm that he’s been dying for me to see. Then, I want to go to San Jemar to see Jonathan. Now that the stalker mess is over, I want to make sure that he’s okay.”
“Reva, did you have another blowout with Marah?”
“Marah? No. I’ve been calling her, but she’s still treating me like some primordial ooze. Mel Bauer came to the house earlier today and berated me for Roxie’s actions. Evidently, she was pregnant and lost the baby because of Roxie. I’ve let down my sister, my daughter, and now my friends are being hurt because of my problems. I’m beginning to rack up a long list of enemies in this town aren’t I?” She sobs. “I just, I don’t understand why everyone is putting the brunt of the blame on me? I didn’t put the gun in Roxie’s hand, I didn’t ask her to stalk me. I didn’t—“
Josh reaches over and pulls her into an embrace. Reva places her head on his shoulder and cries.
“It’s all gonna be okay. It’s all gonna be okay…” he repeats softly to her.
“Holly? Holly?” Ed repeats. He picks her up and places her on the sofa. Suddenly, she comes to, her eyes dart around the room to see where she is.
“What happened?” she asks.
“You fainted again Holly.”
“Oh God,” she sighs. She begins to feel her head pounding again, as if she has been in a deep sleep.
“I’m guessing this means that your headaches aren’t getting any better right?”
“Nope. Some days it takes so much effort just to get out of bed in the morning. I haven’t gone to work. I have a stupid message on my answering machine from every person in this town wondering where I am. No matter what I do, these migraines just aren’t going away. I’m not sure what to do…”
“Why don’t you come with me to Cedars and we can get you checked out?”
“Ed, I can deal with this, I can—“
“Holly, please. Can you do it for me? I’m getting much too old to be carrying damsels over the threshold.”
“I hate it when you start to make sense,” Holly cracks a small smile.
“Well, you better make a note of it; it happens so rarely. Come on. You go up stairs and I’ll wait for you.”
Holly nods her head and then walks slowly up the stairs to get ready.
Lizzie looks over to the nurse and says “Sorry, he’s taken. So if you don’t want me to get angry, I’d suggest you’d get out of here.” The nurse leaves, taking the not-so-subtle hint.
Braxton smiles and asks, “What are you doing here?”
“Well my mom always said that young guys like you need to be kept on a very short leash,” she coos and gives him another kiss.
Braxton looks at his watch. “Lizzie, it’s almost my break, so we can go to the cafeteria and talk, unless you want something a little more upscale than chicken fingers and fries.”
“That’s fine by me,” she says.
The two walk over to the elevator hand in hand and leave the floor.
“I feel like it is all my fault, Alan-Michael. If I would have just gotten here a little faster, Harley would not be in a coma and Alexandra would not be de—“
“Don’t say that,” he interrupts. “There is nothing that you could have done. All we can do now is pray that Harley gets the best care that she can get and that she comes out of the coma alright. And we don’t even know for sure that Aunt Alex is dead. We didn’t find a body.”
“But the paramed—“
“What do they know? Miracles happen, Lucy. We just have to pray that this is one of those times. Besides, she's Alexandra Spaulding for God's sake."
“Oh daddy! He must be worried sick about Harley. Can you take me to see him, please?”
“Sure thing,” he says. However, A-M’s phone rings and A-M guides Lucy to the car. He answers the phone. The PI speaks on the other end of the line. “Boss, I’m about to follow your instructions beginning in a few minutes. The subject should be coming around soon,” he says.
“Good, keep me informed will you?” A-M flips his phone and walks proudly over to the car.
Reva lets go of Josh’s arms and wipes the tears from her eyes. “I’m okay. I just needed to get it all out,” she says to him.
“Honey, I know that everything is going to turn out okay. It will take awhile, but Mel and Marah will realize that it was not your fault.”
“I hope so. I don’t think I can take much more of this. My pariah days are long gone.”
“Are you sure that you don’t want me to go with you?” Josh asks.
“I’m sure. You can help me by staying home and working on this project.”
“Okay. Make sure you call me when you get to Hawk’s and call as much as you can.”
Reva and Josh walk out into the waiting room.
“Wanda, make sure these boys aren’t working too late.”
“Will do,” Wanda smiles.
Reva gives Josh a big hug and walks out of the office.
At Cedars, Holly and Ed wait in one of the rooms for a doctor to come see them. The doctor walks in and looks at Holly’s chart.
“Miss Lindsay, after a full checkup, we were unable to find anything medically wrong with you. The test all came back negative. The symptoms that you are experiencing could be psychosomatic. Nevertheless, we will give you a prescription for a mild pain reliever for the headaches.”
“Are you saying that all of the migraines are all in my imagination?”
“Perhaps, but further tests would have to done to rule out everything.”
“Thanks doctor,” Holly says as he walks out of the room.
“What is wrong with me? First I’m accused of being Reva’s unbalanced stalker, now I’m dreaming up headaches. I must be nuts.”
“Hey, you heard the doctor. Just because we don’t have a test for it, doesn’t mean that there is nothing wrong with you. Doctors are fallible too. We can get a second opinion.”
“And what can they tell me that I don’t already know Ed? That I am certifiably insane? I knew this was coming. I just knew it.”
Holly puts her hand on her head.
“Ed, I hate to be a party pooper, but could you just take me home. I think I’m going to take some of this medicine and pray that it works.”
Ed agrees, gives Holly her coat. They walk out of the room more deflated than they had been when they came.
Braxton and Lizzie sit in a booth in the hospital cafeteria. The place is filled with hungry doctors hurriedly eating their lunches. Lizzie looks up at him in between bites and smiles at him.
“So. Back there you said that I was taken. What did you mean by that?” he smiles back.
“It’s just the Spaulding way. If we see something that interests us, we snatch it up. But seriously, I must say that you made a good first impression. I was hoping to have another encounter, maybe more, if you would want.”
“Why don’t I take you out for a night on the town tonight? I get off in a few hours and I know that the cafeteria isn’t exactly the best place for a first date.”
“I’d like that. But I always like to know the men that I go out with and I realized that I don’t know much about you Braxton. Who exactly is Braxton O’Dell? Where did you come from? Did you have any other relationships?”
“Wow, straight to final Jeopardy,” Braxton answers. “Well, I was born with ten fingers and ten toes and I can make the best Tony Danza impression that you’ve ever seen.”
“Seriously,” Lizzie laughs.
“Okay, I had a pretty normal childhood. A dad. A mom, they were married a few years before I came along and he died in 2001. Mom moved to Vegas, I went to med school and here we are."
"Your mother still live in Vegas?"
"No, mom moved to Springfield a couple of weeks ago and is trying to find a steady job."
“Oh really? Why are you over here then when you can be with her? Why don’t you move closer to Springfield?” Lizzie flirts.
Braxton tries to evade the other question and smiles at the hint. He’s amused to say the least.
The mysterious woman begins to wake up. She attempts to get a bearing as to where she could possibly be. Her memories begin to piece together. She can recall the sea air and the sound of the waves crashing.
The woman begins to look around the room. What a dirty place, she realizes. This man looks as if he was washed up by the tide. The man tried to place a rag over her head. The woman evades his hand, disgusted.
“Oh God, I’ve died and gone to Hell haven’t I?”
“If you don’t mind me asking ma’am, who are you?” the man asks.
“My name is Alexandra Spaulding and where the hell am I?”
:Fades to Black:
Next on "THE GUIDING LIGHT"
- Holly gets the shock of her life!
- A-M blackmails Shayne!
- Family and friends keep vigil over Harley.