Guiding Light Daily Recaps: Everything that happened on GL in 1996

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The GL Daily Recaps Archive offers a day-by-day history of Guiding Light. Fans can relive favorite moments and research GL's past with weekly and daily summaries from 1996 through the final episode in 2009.

The GL Daily Recaps Archive offers you day-to-day summaries of television's longest-running scripted program, Guiding Light, beginning in 1996 and continuing through the series' final episode in 2009. To view any of the daily recaps here, simply review the brief summaries provided for each each. To read that week's comprehensive recaps, simply click on the appropriate link located under that week's summary and you'll have access to the complete Monday through Friday daily recaps for that week.

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1996


NOVEMBER 1996
November 18 to 22, 1996
Zachary told Michelle they couldn't be together because he was on a spiritual journey. Rick and Abby were disturbed by their visit to her parents in Goshen. Phillip decided to stay in town to see his father's recovery. Rick came up with a way to explain the twins' differences to Ross.
November 25 to 29, 1996
Sarah died after telling Reva she wanted Reva to find the illegitimate child that she'd had in secret. Annie had herself artificially inseminated. Vanessa gave Zachary a letter telling Nola to find someone for Matt. Phillip found out that Rick was the father of one of the twins and decided to tell Ross.
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DECEMBER 1996
December 2 to 6, 1996
Phillip couldn't bring himself to tell Ross, and then was visited by Lizzie. Meta recognized Zachary. Alan was upset to learn that Amanda had appointed Roger as a vice president of Advantage Systems. Reva vowed that she would find her lost sibling and refused to believe that she and Josh could be together.
December 9 to 13, 1996
Josh and Reva admitted their feelings to each other at Cross Creek while Annie found out that she wasn't pregnant. Alex, Phillip, and Alan-Michael used Roger to help Alan get back on his feet, but it was unclear if he was using them. Matt resisted Nola's attempts to fix him up. Dinah was insecure about her relationship with Hart, who rushed to stop Bridget from getting plastic surgery.
December 16 to 20, 1996
Hart and Dinah went on a romantic trip to Switzerland, but Jean Luc and her European friends interrupted their plans. Josh and Reva rediscovered their feelings for each other at Cross Creek, but Annie's deceptive announcement that she was pregnant put their reunion on hold. Phillip held an early Christmas for Lizzie. Alan returned home to combat Amanda and Roger's plans for Spaulding.
December 23 to 27, 1996
Jenna returned with little Harry Cooper Bradshaw in tow. Billy held a party for family and friends at Christmas. Nick and Susan tried to convince Alex to distance herself from Alan, who was so intent on stopping Amanda and Roger that he had Amanda imprisoned on Christmas Eve. Reva and Josh tried to fight their feelings for each other.
December 30, 1996 to January 3, 1997
Dylan returned to try to work things out with Bridget, who told him that she wanted to move on with her life with Hart. Amanda and Roger set Dinah up to disappoint Hart and Peter, and Roger and Amanda announced their engagement. Jenna visited Springfield and befriended Matt. Zach and Michelle let the goose go.
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