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The Guiding Light: Episode 082
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Written By: Josh Hawkins & Dan Gobble


At the Carriage House, Ross sees all of the construction workers off for the day before Phillip and Olivia were to arrive.

“Ross are you here,” he heard Phillip call from the backdoor. “Can we come in?”


“Phillip…” Ross hugged his nephew, “Of course you can. Olivia, how are you?”

“Well, that depends on you’re answer to this question. Do I need to leave Springfield?” Olivia asked as she held Hannah in her arms.


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At the airport, Reva anxiously stands next a baggage carousel waiting for Marah. She glances down at her watch and notes to herself, “She should have been here by now.”

Fifteen more minutes pass as Reva grows more and more anxious. Her mind keeps racing back to her conversation with Marah yesterday and she wonders if they were on the road to making amends. Just as she was about to glance at her watch for the tenth time in a minute she saw her daughter racing towards her.


“Marah!” Reva exclaimed as she raced into her mother’s waiting arms, “Oh baby girl.” Reva held tightly to her daughter, it had been far too long since this had occurred, “Oh Marah.”

After their joyous, long overdue reunion, the two Lewis women took a seat near the carousel and waited for the luggage to come up. “How was Paris?” Reva asked, “Had any luck getting the business off the ground?”

Marah shook her head yes. “No thank to me I’m afraid though. Mindy’s done all the leg work and I think I was just a burden to here more than a help.”

“I don’t she felt that way,” Reva told her. “I am so glad that you’re home though.” She touched her face, “I missed you so much and I’m so glad that you called me to come pick you today.”

“You’re welcome,” Marah replied. “I’ve done a lot of thinking over the last two months, about Tony, Danny, us…Mindy made me realize that holding this grudge against you isn’t healthy and while I’m not completely at the point where I can forgive you I’m close,” she explained.

“That’s all I can ask,” Reva told her. “I never wanted to hurt you and I never wanted anyone else to die because of what I did. That’s something that I live with everyday, but you’re my daughter, the only one I have and if you’re mad me…” she choked back some tears as the carousel started spinning, “I love you and I’m so glad you’re home.”

As the two of them walked over to the baggage claim Marah mentioned his name finally, “How’s Danny? He hasn’t talked to me much since I left. I just hope that’s okay.”

“They conducted the DNA samples yesterday.” Reva told her, “They find out today who the father of the baby is. Do you want to go to Cedars?”

Marah shook her head, “Yeah, I do. I belong there with Danny.”


“That depends on what you’re willing to do to stay married to Alan,” Ross explained. “I know that the pre-nup agreement says that both you and Alan have to be in agreement about the divorce, but yesterday was not a good day for us.”

“How so?” Olivia asked.

“Cass exposed your affair with Phillip and Alan is going to use that to his advantage when the two of you go to divorce court,” Ross explained.

“Alan is to blame for a lot of this too,” Olivia reminded him. “He replaced my birth control with placebos and faked two heart attacks in an attempt to gain sympathy.”

“We all know this Olivia,” Phillip told her. “What Ross is saying is that what Alan did is nothing against the pre-nup, but having the affair was.”

“And now it’s public knowledge.”

“I don’t want to lose my hotel Ross and at the end of the day I’m still entitled to compensation for being that monster’s wife.”

“Honey…calm down,” Phillip told her again. “Ross what do you have in mind, there has to be something that you or us can do.”

“Alan will undoubtedly file for divorce and then try to serve you with the papers,” Ross began. “If he does then we’ve pretty much lost.”


“You’re telling the court that you feel like you’ve done nothing wrong and they could side with Alan and his pre-nup and grant the divorce,” Ross explained. “I’ve seen this happen before, so my suggestion from earlier still stands, you need to leave Springfield.”

“Leave town?” Olivia sighed heavily and kissed the baby. “Just uproot my life, Hannah’s only two and half months old…” her voice trailed off, “Where would I go? Hhmm? And when I’m there what would be going on here?”

“You’ll go to San Jemar,” Ross told her. “It’s going to be the first place Alan will look if you turn up missing. The important thing is for you not to leave your sister’s house. Plus, if someone tries to server you papers call the police have them arrested for trespassing.”

“Do you think this is going to work Ross?” Phillip asked.

“I don’t see how it couldn’t,” Ross replied. “While Olivia and the baby are gone we serve Alan for divorce, it’s done on our terms and it’s Olivia saying ‘Yes I made a mistake and I want to pay for said mistake.’ You’ll get your hotel and a substantial settlement,” he continued.

“Sounds like a reasonable plan,” Phillip admitted. “Olivia what do you think?”

“You think it will work?” Phillip shook his head yes. “Okay then I’ll leave later tonight.” She paused and thought for a moment, “Yeah, let’s go.”


Reva and Marah softly open the door to Ed’s office where they were about to reveal the results of the DNA test. Danny, Ed, Michelle, Bill and now the two of them were present as the doctor explained the type of test that was done on both the men and the baby.

Danny’s eyes meet with Marah’s as she smiles at him, but he doesn’t respond. The doctor reads the test results, “In the matter of the paternity of Baby Girl Bauer, with a one-percent margin of error, Bill Lewis you are the father.”

Ed and Reva let out sighs of relief almost at the same time as Danny’s heart sank. He had invested so much in that little girl over the last two months…Bill was beyond happy and relieved!

“And you’re sure?” Michelle questioned. “Without a doubt, positive?”

“We are Ms. Bauer,” the doctor reassured her.

Danny stood up, shook the doctor’s hand and then Bill’s. “Congratulations.”


“Thank you,” Bill replied. “I hope that we can somehow manage to become good acquaintances or even friends now, because our children are going to be living together it would just…”

“Of course,” Danny cut him off. “For the sake of our children we’ll have to find a common, neutral area.”

“Good.” Bill replied as he watched Danny wish Michelle well and then leave.

“Marah, go after him,” Reva told her daughter.

“And say what?”

“Say what your heart has been saying for the last nine weeks. Go,” Reva ordered her.


Marah raced down the hallway and finally caught up with him at the elevator, “Danny wait.”

“Did you finally decide to come home?”

“I did. I missed you.”

“Really? Because you have a funny way of showing how much you missed me,” Danny fired at her. “You know what I haven’t missed you.”



“Go back to the house and pack the rest of your stuff, I want you gone today.” As the doors slowly began to close she heard him say, “We’re finished Marah.”


Ross gives Olivia her flight plan, from Springfield to Port Charles, from there to a small town in Texas called River’s Edge and then on to San Jemar.

“What’s in River’s Edge, Texas?” Olivia questioned.


“I have an old business associate there, Andrew Bradshaw,” Phillip explained. “I got in contact with him today and he’s going to let us use his private jet. It’ll be okay.”

“Do you trust this man?”

“I trust him with two of the most important things in my life,” Phillip told.

“Okay,” she fought back her tears, “in my suite at The Beacon is a large envelope for Cassie give it to here when she gets back from Washington D.C. okay.”

“I will.”

“Olivia you really need to go,” Ross urged her.

Ross handed her the tickets she would need as Phillip shared an emotional good-bye with Hannah. She watched on as the man she loved also fought back tears.

“Is this going to work?” Olivia asked as he took her face into his large, masculine hands.

“It has to work. You are so different compared to the other women in my life that I have loved,” Phillip told her. “I want you to know that when this is all said and done, when you’re a divorced woman that I’m going to throw you the biggest, most lavish wedding this town has ever seen.” He promised.

“Bigger than Reva’s weddings?”

“Bigger than any of them,” Phillip promised her as their lips came together for one final kiss, as they broke away Olivia knew she had to go or she never would. “I love you Olivia!” He said softly as she got closer and closer to the gate.


“I love you.” She mouthed and with that Olivia Spencer-Spaulding was gone!

:Fade to Black:


Next on "The Guiding Light"

- The teens prepare for college!
- Plus: A storyline begins that rocks one Springfield citizen to the very core!
"It's a storyline never done before! Do not miss this story."



See Crystal Chappell (Olivia) on AS DAYS GO BY as Dr. Carly Manning


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