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Monday, September 7, 1998

Due to CBS coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, today's Guiding Light will be pre-empted.

Tuesday, September 8, 1998

Today's recap was provided by Joyce Rose.

Cassie and Sean are at Cedar's with Rick. Cassie asks Rick what is wrong with her, and he says, "Nothing, for a pregnant lady, you're in perfect health!" Cassie says it's impossible. Rick leaves, after suggesting she see an Ob doctor right away. She tells Sean, "what am I going to do?" She says that Hart won't believe it!

Hart goes with Dinah to her childbirth class, because Sean didn't show up.

Blake is waiting for her blackmailer to show up by the docks, after just getting rid of Ben. Her wheelchair gets stuck, and then begins to roll backwards down the ramp, and gets hung up partway on the dock. She yells for Ben! He comes running and catches her!

Jesse and Bill are talking about the poker game. Bill asks him why he's playing poker so early in the day, but Jesse tells him it's because he has a heavy date with Michelle tonight, complete with a limo and fancy dinner! Bill (who is clearly upset) says that it's great because Michelle has been working really hard with her pre-med classes and deserves a break. He asks Jesse if he plans on winning the money for the date playing poker, but Jesse tells him that actually his paintings at the gallery have been selling pretty well.

Phillip questions David about Don Minyard's sending the fruit basket to Harley. David assures him that Don sent the basket. Phillip says it's strange; he tries to call Harley, but there is no answer. He says Harley wasn't supposed to have gone out anywhere, and he wonders what's up. Meanwhile, Harley is lying on the floor, the bitten apple in her hand! (Just like Snow White, but the wrong color hair!)

Jesse is thinking: He's assuring Michelle that he has never slept with Drew and that they're just good friends. They get cozy, and then Michelle tells Jesse she wants to be with him like before. Jesse says out loud, "I'm doing this for you, Michelle." Drew walks up to Jesse's and she's also thinking about Jesse comforting her when she was upset about her father. She says aloud, "I'm doing this for you, Jesse." Then Mick walks up and they discuss their plans for the evening. He tells her he will "clean Jesse out, and then you (Drew) will be there to comfort him." She warns him that he better not mess up, but he tells her he's a professional and "the poor guy will never know what hit him."

Vicky tells David she now lives at the Spaulding mansion. She tells him that Alan is a "tough nut to crack", and that Phillip is hard to read. She then asks David if he thinks Phillip has a real reason to worry about Harley's not answering the phone, and he says yes. He tells her that some "kid" shot a bb through Harley's window earlier that day. Meanwhile, Phillip arrives at Harley's and knocks on the door, but doesn't get an answer. He fumbles for his key and his cell phone rings. It's David. Phillip is talking to him while he opens the door. He sees Harley lying on the floor and runs over to her. He tells David she's unconscious and to call Cedar's and tell Rick (who is always working) to expect them. Vicky grabs the phone and asks Phillip to describe what Harley looks like. He says she's still breathing, but is unconscious. He said she was eating an apple. Vicky asks him to smell the apple, and he informs her that it smells like pepper. She tells him to get quickly over to the hospital with Harley, as it may be a life-threatening situation. She tells David she is almost positive there is some kind of herbicide in the apple; a poison! While Phillip runs out carrying Harley, "someone" is videotaping them leaving the apartment from the outside!!!

Ben finds Blake, pulls her back up, and proceeds to pull her chair back up the ramp. Meanwhile, he's contemplating out loud how all he has to do is let go of the chair and all their problems will be solved, and maybe she may even be able to use her "useless" legs to save herself, but if not, she will sink in the chair to the bottom of the lake!

The childbirth teacher asks the class for a couple volunteer, but no one raises their hand. Of course, she picks Hart and Dinah. She asks Dinah to lie down and asks Hart to rub her stomach and talk to the baby and "say hello". Hart does, and Dinah tells him to tell the baby who he is, so he says, "Hello, baby, it's Dad; it's Daddy". Oh brother!!

Sean tells Cassie that Hart seems to be pretty good at getting people pregnant. Cassie says they were using protection, but she must have just made a mistake. Sean asks her if she wants the baby, and she says she doesn't know. She tells him the timing "stinks", and talks about how she wanted Hart to go with her to her doctor's appts. and childbirthing classes, and all that stuff, which reminds Sean that he forgot to pick up Dinah for HER childbirthing classes! Cassie tells him to go on upstairs; she assures him she's fine, but then offers to walk up with him, as she has to make an Ob appointment anyway.

Rick takes Harley from Phillip and wheels her away on a gurney. Vicky yells to him that she's sure the apple has been poisoned, and even tells him with what! What a girl!!

Drew walks into the poker game behind Mick. Jesse asks her what she's doing there, but she tells him she kind of likes "Mick"! Yeah, right, and I'm a monkey's uncle! He acts surprised and says Mick doesn't seem like her type, but she tells him that he's her type, but taken, so she's trying to expand her horizons. She promises to stay out of his way. He says good, because he only wants to concentrate on his card playing.

Phillip is peeking in little window of the Emergency Room door at Harley and Rick. David blames himself (to Vicky) because he said he laughed at Harley when she told him she was suspicious of "Don Minyard", and he should have listened to her. Then he remembers that Coop almost took a bite out of one of the apples, and berates himself again. Vicky assures him that none of this was his fault, and he had no way of knowing this person had poisoned the apples in the fruit basket. She asks him why a client would poison Harley, and David says because Harley knew too much about his business. Phillip bursts into the Emergency Room and informs Rick that he won't leave until Harley can walk out with him.

Ben and Blake continue to spar back and forth, as usual. Ben tells her that since he came running when she called out to him, that it makes him her "hero". She yells back, "when Hell freezes!" Ben just laughs.

Things get a little cozy with Dinah and Hart. She is thinking about when he put her engagement ring in the apple and starts to smile. He asks her what she's smiling about, and she tells him, "I haven't been this happy in a very long time". He takes her hand to help her up. Of course, Cassie is looking at them through the window!

David tells Vicky he's calling Frank at the police station. He tells Frank to get over to the hospital, and to put out a warrant for the arrest of Don Minyard! Meanwhile, Rick tells Phillip that Harley will be fine, but this was no accident, and someone intentionally put enough poison in the apple to make her very ill. Harley wakes up and Phillip tells her that thanks to Rick, she's going to be fine. She asks him to call the police, and to help her find Don Minyard! She tells Phillip that Don Minyard was the one who tried to poison her, and begs him to help her find him. He tells her he can't do that!

Jesse and Mick end up betting against each other at the poker game. A confident Jesse ups the bid once, then puts in everything he has! Mick does likewise and calls him. Jesse has a full house, and starts to take all the chips, but Mick puts out his hand and stops him. He then shows him a winning hand! Everyone tells Jesse tough luck, and leaves. Drew goes up to Jesse and asks if he's O.K. He says "yes, it's only a game, right?" She agrees and leaves. Mick goes to leave and Jesse mentions that he was going to take Michelle out for a special night on the town, but now he has no money. Mick offers to loan him some money, and pulls a few hundred dollars out of his wallet and gives it to Jesse. As he's leaving, he tells Jesse the money has 10% interest per day, if that's O.K. with him. Jesse tells him it's fine. (Jesse isn't too bright sometimes, is he?)

Ben tells Blake they should go because it's not safe, and anyway, it's getting late so the blackmailer probably won't show up anyway. Blake tells him to get lost, but he insists he will not leave her there by herself, especially in her condition. He grabs her chair and says, "let's go". She struggles with him and yells at him to leave her alone, when up walks the blackmailer, Mick again!! He informs them that he would like an offer from "both" of them.

Meanwhile, Phillip tells Harley she's mistaken. Don Minyard did not poison her. She insists he did, and again begs him to help her find him. He tells her he can't do that, because there is no such person. She asks him what he means and he replies, "I made him up. I'm Don Minyard!" Something tells me Harley is going to be really mad at him!

Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Today's recap was provided by Kathy Parker

The show opens with Ross bringing Holly home from the hospital. She thanks him for letting her vent to him and they notice a bouquet of dead flowers on the porch. It has a nursery rhyme note attached to it. The note says, "Roses are red, Violets are blue, these roses are dead and you should be to, your daughter Meg is better off with you". The note is signed Don Minyard. Beth is watching Phillip and Harley through the window at the front door when Teri walks up behind her and puts her hand on Beth's shoulder. She startles Beth and asked her why she is standing there watching Phillip and Harley as Phillip opens the front door and walks out on the porch being followed by Harley. Beth tells Teri very sarcastically that she was plotting her next move since the tainted fruit didn't do the trick..... Teri questions Beth about the poisoned fruit basket Harley received. Denying that she knows anything about a herbicide and insisting that she has nothing against Holly, and Phillip tells Teri that actually there is something that she should know.......(and we never find out what Phillip is about to tell Teri because the show was pre-empted by the news!!!!!! I hate it when that happens!!!!!) Teri and Frank work together to find out who sent Holly the dead flowers along with the note from Don Minyard. Teri tells Frank that things are getting a little creepy.... Ben kisses Blake but she rolls back and denies that she has any feelings for him. He grabs her from her wheelchair and picks her up, proclaiming that he's going to make love to her. Ken enters and demands Ben put her down if he values his life. He later warns Blake that he'll kill Ben if he bothers her again. Drew and Mick watch Jesse and Michelle as they dine and drink champagne at the Towers Club. Though Drew boasts to Michelle that she's dating Mick, Michelle warns that she knows she's not over Jesse. Upset at losing the videotape, Mick orders Jesse to pay him the money he owes with interest. After promising her a new horse, Alan has a chat with Lizzie and tries to explain her legacy as a Spaulding. He also advises her that keeping secrets from everyone but him is the Spaulding way and promises to teach her all he knows. Teri asks Beth where she went when she was gone for a few hours. Beth again very sarcastically tells Teri that she had went to the grocery store and bought some apples and then she went by the hardware store to buy some herbicide.... Teri finally gets tired of her sarcasm and tells her that she thinks its best that they go down to the station and talk about all of this...... Later, Lizzie opens a gift. It is a doll dressed up in a wedding gown. Lizzie finds the card with the doll and tells Alan happily that the doll is from Annie. Alan then takes the doll and looks at it and realizes that the wedding gown on the doll is the same as Annie's wedding gown.

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Thursday, September 10, 1998

Ross comes in his and Blake's bedroom. Blake tells Ross that she misses being a wife to him and she tells him that she wants him to make love to her. Ross asks if it is okay with her doctor and she tells him that if would make love to her, that it would help her to be able to walk again. Ross tells Blake that it is not important that she try to force herself to become well again. He tells her how much he loves her and how much she is in his life and how much a part of his life she is.

Frank and Teri confronts Beth at the police station about her relationship with Harley and then Teri asks what she has against Holly. Beth tells her that she was upset when Holly wrote the article in the paper about her relationship with Ben and how Lizzie was the one that shot (what's his name........) Ben then shows up and Frank asks Ben what he is doing here and Beth tells Frank that she was the one that called Ben, that he was there to represent her as her attorney.

Alan asks Lizzie to read the note that came with the doll. The note says, "I miss you, love Annie". Lizzie is all excited when she reads the note to Alan and realizes that the doll is from Annie. Lizzie tells Alan how pretty the doll is and that it looks just like Annie on her wedding day. (The doll is wearing an exact duplicate of Annie's wedding dress). Lizzie asks Alan if this means that Annie has "come home". Lizzie takes the doll and starts to run out of the room to go show the doll to Phillip. Alan tells Lizzie not to tell Phillip that the doll is from Annie, that it will be just their secret.

Phillip tells Lizzie that she can go over and spend the night with Marina and Lizzie asks Phillip if she can take "the Annie" doll. Lizzie then turns to Alan and tells him that she is sorry that she told her daddy their secret. Harley tells Lizzie that she wants to see the doll and they go to get the doll. When they leave the room, Phillip goes nuts!!!!!! (told you........:P) He tells Alan that is all he needs is for some psychopath to be sending his daughter dolls......."it walks, it talks, it stabs you in the eye......" (a female "Chuckie" doll). Of course, Alan defends Annie and tells Phillip that he is blowing things out of proportion.

Harley and Lizzie come back in the room with the doll. Phillip tells Lizzie to go and pack so she can go spend the night with Marina. Alan takes Lizzie to pack and Harley and Phillip looks over the doll. Harley finds the stamp on the doll who made it. Her name is Mildred Beasley. Harley tells Phillip that she lives here in Springfield. They also notice that the doll was mailed in Springfield. Harley takes the doll and tells Phillip that she is going to ask her if she remembers who had the doll made.

Ben takes Beth back to his place. They talk about how much everyone is against them and how much they have in common with each other. Beth tells Ben that she is going to make him forget about Blake and the do "the nasty"........

Teri arrives at Alan's house after Phillip called and told her about the doll. She asks to see the doll and Phillip tells her that Harley took the doll and went to see the woman that made the doll. Teri asks to use the phone so that she can call Frank right away and Phillip asks her what is the matter. Teri urgently tells Phillip that if Annie sent the doll and she knows that the doll could be traced that it was made in town, then Harley could be walking into a trap. Phillip races out of the door to catch Harley. Teri races out the door after him and warns him to be careful that Annie could be armed and dangerous.

Harley asks Mrs. Beasley if she remembered what the person looked like that had the doll made. Harley took out of picture of Annie from her purse and showed it to her and asked if this was the woman that had the doll made. Mrs. Beasley told Harley that the person that had the doll made had long black hair and coke-bottled glasses (that's really thick lenses). She tells Harley that the woman told her that she really loved Lizzie and that Lizzie was suppose to be in her wedding but the wedding was canceled. The woman also told Mrs. Beasley that she was so glad to be "home".

Friday, September 11, 1998

Today's recap was provided by Angela Overmyer

Due to CBS coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, today's Guiding Light will be pre-empted.

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