GL Transcript Wednesday 6/24/09

Guiding Light Transcript Wednesday 6/24/09


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Proofread by Tanya

Previously on "Guiding Light"...

Alan: Now I could put you in the corner office, but I'm afraid that might upset a few people.

Rick: So I gather you still hate your dad.

James: I do.

Butler: I have your bag, sir. The jet's fueled and ready to go.

Rick: You're not the only person that's got that market cornered. I mean, I think every son feels like their dad's controlling him.

Nurse: Dr. Bauer, this is...

Ed: I know who it is. What on earth brings you out here?


Phillip: It's good to see you.

Ed: So you're my 3:00? I got to spend more time looking at my schedule.

Phillip: (Laughs) I'm... I'm sorry about showing up like this without calling first.

Ed: Come on inside. This is the most excitement I've had all week.

Phillip: Somehow I doubt that. Quite a setup you've got here. Been a long time, hasn't it?

Ed: Well, Rickís kept me posted.

Phillip: Mmm-hmm. Prodigal son returns home, huh?

Ed: Yeah, something along those lines. Have a seat.

Phillip: Oh, hey, I like your drawing.

Ed: A gift from Michelle.

Phillip: Might want to get it out where you can actually see it, not doing you much good behind your head.

Ed: Well, it's scary enough where it is.

Phillip: (Laughs) Have you... have you talked to Rick lately?

Ed: A couple of days ago, how come?

Phillip: Bauer barbecue is coming up. (Laughs) I think he'd really like it if you guys could come in this year, celebrate as a family. He's always complaining that he doesn't get to see Hope and Robbie very much.

Ed: Well, they miss him, too. As a matter of fact, Robbie actually said, when was Uncle Rick going to show up and show him some more magic tricks.

Phillip: (Laughs) There's one human being on the planet that still likes Rickís magic tricks. Who knew? Who knew?

Ed: So as nice as it would be to think that you came out here just to twist my arm to show up for another family barbecue, I got to think there's something more going on than that. I mean, this is sort of an office visit. So come on, why don't you tell me? Why did you fly halfway across the country to see a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases?

Phillip: Something's wrong. I think it could be serious and I just don't want anybody to know until I find out.

Ed: So Rick doesn't know you're here?

Phillip: No, nobody does.

Ed: Okay, you've done this before.

Phillip: Yeah.

Phillip: So anyway, when I... when I was living away from Springfield, it was in some fairly isolated areas. I... I developed these symptoms. I had shortness of breath, fatigue.

Ed: Any dizziness?

Phillip: Yeah. And I assumed it was just altitude. But when I didn't adjust and the symptoms started to get worse, I went to see a doctor.

Ed: Uh-huh.

Phillip: He thought that I had an infection in my lungs that I had picked up somewhere in the woods. He gave me some antibiotics for it, the symptoms went away until recently. And now they're back. And they're worse than they were before.

Ed: So where were you living, I mean, when this started?

Phillip: I traveled around a lot. I spent some time in the Appgar woods... why?

Ed: No reason. I just, you know, I want to... I just want to put some context on all this, okay? All right, look, I'm going to... I'm going to take the blood to the lab.

Phillip: Okay.

Ed: And we're going to run some tests as soon as possible. I don't think there's anything to worry about here. But we're going to know a lot more once we get the results, okay?

Phillip: Okay.

Ed: So how long are you in town for? I mean I know that, you know, Danny, Michelle would love to see you, the kids, too.

Phillip: Oh, that would be great. That would be great. Do you have any pictures?

Ed: Are you kidding?

Phillip: (Laughs) Let me see.

Ed: Michelle took that one about a month ago. I mean, they grow up so fast, it's hard to keep tabs on them.

Phillip: Boy, Hope looks like her mom doesn't she?

Ed: You think so?

Phillip: Yeah.

Ed: Isn't she pretty?

Phillip: Uh-huh.

Ed: How's Lizzie?

Phillip: She's great, happier than I've ever seen her. She's getting married, to Bill Lewis.

Ed: No kidding.

Phillip: Yeah, yeah. Let's see... Zack is in Greece with his mom. Emma is wonderful. Sheís... sheís... smart, thoughtful.

Ed: And James is back from boarding school. Rick says that he reminds him a little bit of you at that age.

Phillip: Oh, God, I hope not. I want better for him than what I had. With my crazy family I just... such a struggle trying to be who I wanted to be. I don't want that for him.

Ed: So, I mean, what do you want to do? Do you want to... you want to stick around and I will take this to the lab and they can put a rush on it?

Phillip: Sure, yeah. I don't have anyplace to go.

Ed: Okay. I don't want you to worry about this. It's good seeing you.

Phillip: You too, Ed.

Boy: Man, this sucks.

James: What? You don't like picking up other people's trash?

Boy: Nah. Too bad this things empty. What did you do to get here, anyway?

James: Typical stuff.

Boy: Like shoplifting, DUI?

James: Sort of. I started scam investment fund. Lost a ton of people's retirement money and when my dad found out, he had me arrested. What about you?

Boy: Speeding tickets.

Alan: Well, I wish I brought my camera. I'd love a photo of this on my mantel.

James: Keep driving, Granddad.

Alan: No, no can do. I've come here to rescue you. You don't belong here. We're going back to court.

James: I'm already doing my community service.

Alan: No, no, no, not that court. Hoops. We're going to work on your alley-oop. I've hired Sean here to finish your sentence. So as far as you're concerned, both of you, this is James Spaulding.

Boy: Yes, sir.

Beth: James, you here?

Alex: He's not here.

Beth: Oh, okay. I just, I wondered if he would be back from doing community service.

Alex: I'm sure he'll be back. But not after finishing the job of... of beautifying the highways of Springfield.

Beth: What are you talking about?

Alex: Well, I mean, Alan just left here to go pick him up and buy him out of his... his unfortunate situation.

Beth: No, no. The arrangement that Phillip made with the judge was that James would do community service.

Alex: Oh, yeah, by arrangement, you're referring to the bribe that Phillip paid the judge, you know, to keep... keep James out of a life of prison. Oh Lord.

Beth: Where is Phillip?

Alex: I don't know, ask Seth. He took the company jet and flew to parts unknown.

Beth: Great, great.

Alex: Come on, sit down.

Beth: What is that you're drinking?

Alex: Gin. Okay, hand me a glass.

Beth: I can't believe this.

Alex: Oh, sit down, please, take a load off. Come on. (Chuckles)

Beth: Oh, Alex, I don't know. You know, James seemed to be doing so good before Phillip came back to town. And... and, you know, the irony is I used to dream about Phillip coming back, and think that we would fix all of the things that had gone wrong.

Alex: Oh, yeah, didn't happen, did it? (Laughs) No, in fact, it seems like all hell's broken loose since he got back.

Beth: Yes.

Alex: Yeah.

Beth: When he first came back, I thought it would be Lizzie. I thought we would lose Lizzie for sure, but now something changed between the two of them and she seems better than she ever has.

Alex: Well, she does seem happy.

Beth: She is happy. We just had a wonderful day. (Sighs) I just keep hoping that this thing with James just...

Alex: The dark before the dawn?

Beth: Yes, yeah, that.

Alex: (Laughs) Yeah.

Beth: That maybe... I don't know, maybe this thing will be what brings them closer together, for something better and not... not the life long pattern that Phillip has with Alan.

Alex: Oh, yeah. The pattern, the pattern. Well, I think it's a pretty tough pattern to break, you know. Itís... it's just more like a whole, you know, long legacy. You know, if it makes you feel any better to talk, I'm here for you.

Woman: You planning a wedding?

Phillip: Well, actually, my daughter is getting married.

Woman: Congratulations.

Phillip: Thanks.

Woman: You must be so excited.

Phillip: I am. She's very happy.

Woman: I hope you stay happy. A daughter's wedding can be a father's worst nightmare. (Door opens)

Phillip: Hey.

Ed: I'm sorry. Itís... it's taking longer than I thought.

Phillip: Oh, that's okay. I don't have anyplace to go, so...

Ed: Well, listen, why don't you leave your cell phone number at the front desk and I'll have them call you as soon as we have something.

Phillip: I don't mind waiting.

Ed: Come on. I want you to go outside. Take a walk, get some fresh air, relax. I'm serious, go.

Phillip: All right. Okay. All right.

Ed: Take care.

Phillip: It was nice meeting you.

Woman: Good luck with your wedding.

Phillip: Thanks.

Alan: Well, congratulations, James, you have just completed your community service.

James: So I never have to go back?

Alan: No. Sean is going to complete your service for you.

James: What about my dad? He's going to know that you paid to get me out of this.

Alex: Yeah, just like I bailed him out when he was 15, caught driving my Mercedes. And just like my father bailed me out when I had to... many scrapes with the law. So congratulations, you have just now joined the ranks of the Spaulding men. Before we get there, we're going to stop at a sporting goods store.

James: Sporting goods?

Alan: Yeah, yeah. I mean, if we're going to play a few hoops, you're going to need some new shoes and sweats. You up for that?

James: All right, absolutely.

Alan: Good, good. Now, do you want to get something to eat before or after I whip your butt?

James: (Laughs) We better get food before. You might have a heart attack. Might be your last meal.

Alan: (Laughs) You are going down!

James: Okay.

Alan: Let's go, Bruno.

Rick: Hey. What in the world are you doing here?

Phillip: I didn't know you were coming to California.

Rick: Well, that's because I didn't tell you I was coming to California. What are you doing?

Phillip: No itís... it's so weird because I just saw Ed.

Rick: Oh. Well, I mean, there's only two things on this side of town, my dad's office and a great taco joint. So either you came to get the tacos or see my dad. And... you know how much I love tacos.

Phillip: Well, see, I'm... I'm a better son than that. No, I... I... thought I would come by and see if I could talk him into coming to the barbecue this year. Because I know how important it is for you to have everybody there as a family. And I was in town on business anyway so...

Rick: So what did he say? Is he coming finally?

Phillip: He, you know, wasn't sure. I guess I didn't do a good enough job convincing him.

Rick: Well, this is unacceptable. We are going to go in there together and tell him that he's coming to the barbecue. Come on. Knock, knock. Happy Father's Day. Happy Father's Day. I know, I'm a few days late.

Ed: Good, Lord. This day is just chock full of surprises.

Rick: Yeah.

Ed: Good to see you, son. You're looking good.

Rick: You too. You too, Dad, you're looking good, too.

Ed: Both of you.

Rick: You're lying. We're all lying. We all look like crap.

Phillip: Speak for yourself.

Rick: Ah, shut up. Hey, so you're not going to believe this. Guess who I ran into in the parking lot, what are the odds?

Ed: So neither one of you knew that the other one was going to be here. Is that what you are saying?

Rick: No, and Phillip just told he came all the way out here to convince you to come to the barbecue. So I guess you're coming, aren't you?

Ed: All right, if I promise that I will consult my schedule, would you guys get out of my office and let me get some work done here? What do you say?

Rick: So warm. Happy Father's Day. Happy Father's Day.

Ed: It's okay.

Rick: By the way, if you're not going to come, you're going to miss my legendary burger. (Cell phone rings) Just keep... I'm wearing the hat this year.

Phillip: I'll be right back. Beth?

Beth: Phillip? Where are you?

Phillip: I'm actually in California with Rick. We're visiting Ed.

Beth: Oh, I wish you'd told me.

Phillip: Sorry, it was sort of last minute. Everything okay?

Beth: No. Everything is not even remotely okay. Alan paid to get James out of community service. And I know, I know, I was the one who thought that you were wrong when you had him arrested. But this is worse. This is exactly what you went through with Alan. One minute, it's tough love. Then the next, it's having brandy's at the club. Phillip? Are you there?

Phillip: Yeah, I'm here.

Beth: I just... I'm just worried, you know. And I... I don't know what to do. This is the same pattern with him over and over again.

Phillip: I'll fix it, somehow.

Beth: No, you're not even in town. I'll figure something out. I'm... I'm just worried and I basically wanted you to know. (Sighs) Well, it's good to see you're using this time productively.

Alan: Well, Beth. Why don't you sit down and... and join us? Here, I'll give you half of my burger.

Beth: Nobody asked you to pay off somebody so James could avoid his punishment.

Alan: I generally don't wait for anyone to ask me to do anything.

Beth: James was perfectly willing to make amends and do his time.

James: I think willing is an overstatement.

Beth: You stay out of this.

James: Not a problem.

Alan: Beth. James has been through quite a lot in his 18 years. And I was just trying to give him every advantage possible.

Beth: Don't even pretend that this has to do with James. You're loving this. This is the perfect way for you to ensure that James stays mad at his father, and you stay in control.

Rick: No, no, it wasn't my fault those hot dogs got left on the grill.

Ed: Whose fault was it, then? I mean, it's not Michelle, she's ten-years-old.

Rick: She was doing...

Ed: She was ten-years-old.

Rick: She was doing nothing. I was in the middle of a very intense kick ball game. I got a little distracted. There were some girls out there wearing some shorts...

Ed: Kickball?

Rick: Yes, kickball. So, same teams? Same kickball team this year?

Ed: We'll see, we'll see.

Rick: I think you just agreed to come to the barbecue.

Ed: I agreed to nothing. I... but if you want me to agree to something that will get you out of the office, I'll agree to anything. Name it, it's yours. Out.

Rick: Happy Father's Day.

Ed: (Laughs)

Phillip: Well, we'll see doesn't mean yes.

Rick: Well, it doesn't mean no. Even if he says yes, he's not getting the barbecue hat this year. It's my... my hat. I'm running the show.

Phillip: You know, Rick, I'm not sure you realize this. But your dad doesn't like the hat.

Rick: Oh, yeah, right.

Phillip: No, he doesnít.

Rick: Uh-huh.

Phillip: Nobody likes the hat, except you.

Rick: He's a liar.

Phillip: (Laughs)

Rick: He's a liar. He wants the hat. Hear about a couple years ago, that we actually ran out of hamburger buns.

Phillip: That's pathetic.

Rick: It is pathetic. I called all around town trying to find a place that had hamburger buns. The next thing you know... I married Beth. And I definitely forgot about the buns. Are we... are we going to keep doing this? Avoiding the elephant in the room.

Phillip: What, you going after Beth?

Rick: Going after Beth? It was mutual.

Phillip: Oh, okay, you're right. I don't really want to talk about this.

Rick: But you know what? Wait a minute. Whoa, whoa, whoa, I want to talk about it, okay? You were out of the country. You weren't even there. You made no attempt to stay in touch with anybody.

Phillip: I was alive. And you knew it.

Rick: I found a way to forgive you for taking my kid away from me.

Phillip: Wait.

Rick: Maybe... maybe it's time you found time to forgive everybody else in your life. You know what? Hey, it's not about you all the time, believe it or not, it's not. Other people get hurt besides you.

Phillip: I never said that it was.

Rick: You act like it is.

Phillip: No, I...

Rick: Yes, you do. And you know what? You weren't even with Beth at the time.

Phillip: Oh, that's an excuse to marry your best friendís...

Rick: What? His ex-wife? Come on, you're not using that one on me. Come on. After all these years, you going after my girlfriends in high school and college.

Phillip: I never married any of them, did I?

Rick: You know what? What are you doing here anyway?

Phillip: What do you mean, what am I...

Rick: What are you doing, all the way in California, seeing my dad. You never mentioned this to me.

Phillip: I... I need your permission to come to California?

Rick: No, you don't need my permission. But I already talked to him about the barbecue. Why would you fly all the way from Springfield to California to talk to him about a barbecue? You could do that with a phone call.

Phillip: Hey, you know what? I'm leaving, okay? I... I.. I'll see you back home.

Rick: Right, you're not telling me something. You care to tell me what's going on? Jerk. Jerk.

James: Hey.

Buzz: My restaurant, my beer.

James: I got to do something to pass the time.

Buzz: Try something legal.

James: It's not like anybody cares what I do.

Buzz: I could think of a few people, including your father.

James: He's not here. Took the jet off to somewhere exotic. Probably planning honeymoon destinations for Bill and Lizzie. You know, I could steal a car and he wouldn't even notice. Go to jail.

Buzz: You don't really know your father, do you?

Beth: You had no right. He's my son.

Alan: Beth, he's my grandson. I have to tell you, I'm a little surprised. I thought that you would be pleased with this. But it's obvious to me that you don't mind if he picks up someone else's garbage.

Beth: The point is that if you keep coming to his rescue like this, he never learns that there are consequences to his actions.

Alan: I think Phillip made that very clear when he had him arrested. But as I recall, you didn't like that either, did you?

Beth: What I don't like is when you or Phillip make these drastic choices without consulting me first.

Alan: You know, I was very proud of you there for a minute, when you stood up to Phillip the way you did. But that didn't last very long, did it? You just slid right back to his side, didn't you?

Beth: This has nothing to do with Phillip.

Alan: It always has to do with Phillip.

Beth: What are you implying?

Alan: When Phillip came back to town, you weren't his top priority, were you? I think that's been rather hard for you to swallow, too.

Beth: That is ridiculous.

Alan: Is it? You've always made him the center of your world. But then, when he's not around, you go to the young writer, Henry Bradshaw, and we both know what that's about, don't we?

Beth: I never want to hear you say that again, or I swear on my life I will...

Alan: What could you possibly threaten me with, Beth?

Beth: You don't want to know.

First boy: There you go. Hey, man, toss it back over here.

Phillip: Sure.

Second boy: Want to get a game going? We could get a fourth.

Phillip: Nah.

Rick: Game with this guy? I'm sorry guys. His knees are worse than your grandmothers. Not that... to suggest that he has any game at all.

Phillip: Please, yeah, this from the guy whose back goes out every time he plays canasta.

Rick: That's a lie.

Phillip: I... I... I carried him through high school.

Rick: Hogged the ball all the time. "Hey, pass me the ball." "What's the word pass mean?" "To give the ball away." I was wide open, no matter what.

Phillip: I... I hogged the ball?

Rick: Yes, you did. And look at the feet there guys. Basketball. He should be snow skiing with those things.

Phillip: Is that a challenge?

Rick: I challenge you Grandpa, but I don't want you to get hurt.

Phillip: Grandpa?

Rick: Yeah, Grandpa.

Phillip: I think you're forgetting that you're every bit as old as I am, geezer.

Rick: Oh, yeah?

Phillip: Yeah.

Rick: You're on.

Phillip: No, you're on.

Boys: You're on.

Rick: Oh, God. Come on, move your feet.

Phillip: Move my feet?

Phillip: Shoot it! Nice.

Rick: Nice. Well, you know, just look for the ball, would you?

Phillip: Oh, yeah, look for it bouncing at my head. Why don't you...

Rick: Oh.

Phillip: There you go.

Rick: Okay.

Phillip: Hey! (Laughs)

Rick: Look for the ball! You're worthless.

Phillip: Yeah, I've got eyes in the back of my head.

Rick: Okay.

First boy: Nice dude.

Rick: All right, don't pass the ball! I'm wide open over here!

Phillip: I did pass the ball.

Rick: No, you didnít. Have you ever heard the word "pass"? You know what? You're worthless, okay? Why don't you try... you ever heard the word pass?

Phillip: Oh, please, like you ever would have made that shot.

Rick: Yes!

Phillip: How about a little D?

Rick: How about a little O? There's no "I" in team, buddy. You're sleep... you're sleep walking out here, Frankenstein.

Phillip: Bite me.

Rick: Give me the ball.

First boy: You guys, it's our ball.

Rick: What? That usually works.

Second boy: Check it out.

Buzz: Root beer.

James: Thanks.

Buzz: Oh, grumble all you want. I'm the grown-up. You're not allowed to have beer.

James: So many rules. Kids have to obey them and the grown-ups can do whatever the hell they want.

Buzz: Well, that's how you see it, huh?

James: That is how it is.

Buzz: You think that itís... wait until you really are grown-up and you find out about things like jobs and taxes and life and marriage and kids and you have kids of your own. Thatís... this is as good as it gets. This is a care-free... and it's as free as you ever going to be in your whole life. And you don't get it back so don't waste your time being angry and resentful.

Alan: Thank you for those gripping words, Buzz. Let's go, James.

Phillip: Yeah, you should have passed it.

Rick: Yeah, obviously. You might try it occasionally.

First boy: 23-2. This should be easy.

Rick: It's not over yet, boys.

Phillip: Hang on second, time out, time... time.

Rick: You're not tired already, are you?

Phillip: At least I know when to admit it. Just give me a second.

Rick: Oh, go ahead just quit. Just quit. Go get your manicure while you're at it.

First boy: Unbelievable.

Second boy: Are these guys married?

Lillian: Sweetie, what's wrong?

Beth: Oh, Lizzie is happy. She's marrying Bill, becoming the strong independent woman I always hoped that she would be. Because she found a way to separate herself from it all.

Lillian: You mean from Alan.

Beth: Alan and Phillip, all of it. And now here's James, right smack in the middle of it. And I don't know what to do.

Lillian: Oh, sweetie.

Phillip: (Breathing deeply) I thought you didn't need a water break?

Rick: Go ahead, just say it. Instead of keeping it inside, got to keep it in. Just go ahead and say it.

Phillip: What were you thinking? Getting us into this?

Rick: What was I thinking? This was your idea.

Phillip: Are you crazy?

Rick: You said, you told...

Phillip: I didn't want to play these guys. Half our age, they're killing us.

Rick: They're not even sweating.

Phillip: Of course they're not sweating. They're kids. We didn't used to sweat.

Rick: A hundred years ago, when we were young, remember? Did you ever think back then we would ever get to be this... ever?

Phillip: Get old?

Rick: Old. I don't feel old. I donít. I feel great. Besides, you know, my back hurting all the time and having to wear glasses to eat my cereal, I feel fantastic. Look at them, buddy. Look at the looks on their faces. Remember that feeling? Just the... it's that feeling that anything or everything was possible. Feels like a hundred years ago since I felt that.

Phillip: Well, you know, there's one thing that hasn't changed since we were kids.

Rick: What's that? Your stubbornness? (Laughter)

Phillip: Our friendship, idiot.

Rick: It means a lot to me.

First boy: Come on, already, it's boring beating a bunch of geriatrics. ( Laughs)

Rick: Did that punk just call us geriatrics? Does he have any idea who we are? Does he know that you... you came back from the dead? Does he know that?

Phillip: You're raising a teenage daughter.

Rick: You got shot by your own father.

Phillip: You had a heart transplant.

Rick: These guys don't even have mortgages. Don't have jobs, nothing.

Phillip: They don't even have girlfriends, look at them. This is what they're doing with their afternoon?

Rick: Losers.

Phillip: Yeah.

Rick: So what do you think, buddy, do you think we can take them?

Phillip: Let's teach these little weasels a lesson.

Rick: Nice try, guys. If you need any pointers, just let us know. I got a lot of time on my hands. How the hell do we pull that off?

Phillip: I'm pretty sure I cheated. (Laughter) It was an act of God!

Rick: Oh, my gosh. So it wasn't our innate talent?

Phillip: No, but you better believe that's exactly what we're going to tell everybody when we get home. (Laughter) (cell phone rings)

Phillip: Hang on.

Rick: (Coughs)

Alan: You don't tell your father, and I'll give you a half a glass of brandy.

James: Tell him. What do I care? It's not like it matters.

Alan: Well, of course it matters. Your father loves you very much.

James: Oh, you're going to lecture me, too, about how much my dad cares. All he's shown me so far that he gets a kick out of seeing me squirm behind bars.

Alan: Let me tell you something, your relationship with your father, James, will get easier with time.

James: Easier? Are you kidding me? You two can't stand each other.

Alan: That's not true. We love each other very much.

James: Oh, I didn't realize that shooting your son qualified as an act of love.

Alan: I shot your father to protect him from himself. I was also protecting you, Elizabeth, Emma, Zack and Jude, huh?

James: All right, and my dad was protecting me by having me arrested... blah, blah, blah. Why can't we be normal for like one second?

Alan: Because we're not normal. We're Spauldingís. We battle. It's a part of our heritage. I battled with my father. Your father battled with me and now it's your turn.

James: Why? I don't get it.

Alan: You may not get it now, but you will in time. And you'll see that it's worth it. Brings us closer together. Makes us stronger. Makes us men.

James: If I'm a man, Granddad, I... I want a full glass of brandy.

Alan: Well, I can't argue with that.

Phillip: I should get going. I promised Lizzie I'd try to get back by tonight.

Rick: I tell you, it's the simple things in life. We're going to talk about that game the rest of our lives.

Phillip: We still got it.

Rick: Yeah, we were good. We were really good. All right, well, listen, I'm going to go back, I got to ice everything.

Phillip: Me, too.

Rick: All right? Hey, good game, brother. Hey, nice pass there. You can pass the ball.

Phillip: Ow!

Buzz: Ready for some home cooking?

Lillian: Always ready for you, sweetheart. (Laughs)

Beth: I should... I should go.

Lillian: Oh, oh, I'm sorry. No, no, no.

Beth: No, it's terrific.

Lillian: I'll be there in a minute. Sweetie? You know, you can be like Lizzie. I mean, you can be independent, too. It's just your choice. And Beth, I would stand right next to you when you shake James and tell him that he did the right thing when he tried to become independent from this family.

Beth: But where does that leave his father? Because that's what Phillip is, no matter how entangled he is with Alan. I can't ask Phillip to not be a part of James' life.

Lillian: Sweetie, I didn't say that. Oh, this isn't just about James, is it, darling?

Beth: No, I guess it's not. I don't even like saying it out loud, you know. But there is just... there's still something there between us, me and Phillip. Always has been. Probably always will be.

Lillian: Beth, there always has been. There always will be, and there is no probably about it.

Beth: I'm just not lucky in love, Mom. I just... scares the hell out of me.

Lillian: Honey, you don't have to rush it, you know? I mean, you and Phillip can be parents. You can be friends. And then when it happens, and it will, it will just happen over time. And that's what you've got plenty of, sweetie. You've got so much time. You've got all the time in the world.

Phillip: You should have seen the look on these kids' faces. It was... it was really, really classic.

Ed: I wish I could've been there.

Phillip: So what did you find?

Ed: The results of the blood tests... they're not good. What you have is untreatable. And I'm sorry... it's terminal. Now I know you're going to have a million questions. This is a shock and they're all going to be coming at you...

Phillip: Thanks

Ed: Phillip...

Phillip: It's okay.

Ed: Just...

Coming up on "Guiding Light"...

Bill: You don't want to do it all yourself?

Lizzie: Uh-uh.

Bill: You sure.

Lizzie: Uh-huh.

Bill: All right, fine, I'll help out a little bit.

Lizzie: What is all the fuss about? This isn't a big deal, we can do this.

Ed: You should call your family, get their support.

Phillip: No, I donít... I don't want to tell them about this yet.

Natasha: Where the hell are my diamonds?

Cyrus: I'm looking at them, right now.

Natasha: Do you have them?

Cyrus: No, but I know who does.

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