Guiding Light Recaps: The week of April 14, 1997 on GL

Bill moved back in with Matt. Vanessa confided in her physical therapist. Ross and Blake drew closer. Buzz said he'd help Jenna get away from Jeffrey. Annie kept Josh from childbirth class to deceive him. Abby demonstrated CPR -- on Rick. Josh left Annie. Reva realized something about the cameo.
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Monday, April 14, 1997

Alan went to see Annie, and she told him that they had achieved their goal of making Reva believe that Annie was her sister. Annie told Alan all about how she had tricked Reva into admitting that Annie was her sister, and that she had insisted that Reva keep that only between the two of them. Alan told her that she might have just made the biggest mistake of her life.

Annie asked Alan if he was planning to tell Reva, and he said no. He said that after he had found out that Amanda was his sister, and Alex had left, he had taken stock of his life -- and hadn't liked what he had seen. He said it was hard to base a life on lies and manipulations. They had consequences one never expected. Annie said that she had done all that she had out of love, not vengeance.

Jeffrey was at the police station with Frank. Frank said he knew that Jeffrey had kidnapped Coop. Jeffrey threatened Frank, saying he would let the authorities know that Frank had searched Jeffrey's room without a warrant, in order to keep Frank from holding up his paperwork to get custody of Jenna.

Jeffrey went home, and Jenna made him the offer of all the money they had in the safe deposit box. Jeffrey said he didn't want anything but her. Jenna said that if he didn't accept her offer, she would never give him her fingerprints or signature. Jeffrey said that didn't matter because he no longer needed her to get into the safe deposit box. He had made an arrangement with the bank that only his was required.

Buzz told Jenna that he was tired of her being Jeffrey's prisoner and vowed to get her and Coop away from him that night. Jenna went on and on about how Buzz should not underestimate Jeffrey. She said that Jeffrey needed her signature and fingerprint to get into a safe deposit box they had together, which was worth a fortune. Buzz said that the answer was to just give Jeffrey all the money, and he would give her her freedom. Jenna said it wasn't that easy; she had made a promise that Coop would always have everything he wanted, and that was what the money was for. Buzz said that they didn't need the money for Coop to grow up happy and offered Jenna the choice of love or money.

Josh was in Reva's house when she got home, and he told her that he knew about her sister. He kept asking her why she hadn't told him about it, and he asked her to fill him in on the search. He said that together they could help her sister. Josh said he would care for her as if she were his own family.

Reva then told Josh that he couldn't help because Dani was dead. Josh told Reva how sorry he was and asked her why Dani's life or death was affecting them so much. He said he needed to understand. Reva told Josh that if he kept pushing her, she would leave Springfield.

Bill told Matt that he wanted to move back into the house -- that the talk he'd had with his dad had convinced him that he should. Matt said he didn't want him back like that. He said he wanted him back, but only if he wanted to return. Bill told Matt that he had been angry for a long time, and that Matt had been his target. He said living in her house would have been too hard before, but he was ready for it. Matt and Bill sat down at the computer. As he walked away, a message popped up on the screen from Vanessa, and it read, "Oh Matt, remember how we used to read poetry together in bed?" Then the Internet disconnected.

Vanessa got a new physical therapist named Michael Burke. He lifted her out of the bed and into a chair, and they did some exercises. After he left, Vanessa got on her computer and found a chat room. She chose one on poetry. She typed, "Oh Matt, remember how we used to read poetry together in bed?"

Tuesday, April 14, 19971997

Rick went to the nurses' desk and said someone had made a big mistake in a chart, and he found out that Abby had made the mistake. Holly and Blake were there and hid so that Abby and Rick could talk. Abby told Rick that she had made the mistake, and Rick then said the mistake was no big deal. Abby accused him of patronizing her. She asked for Rick's honest opinion of her work.

Rick agreed to give his opinion and told Abby that she had made an error, and that since she was doing data entry, no one had gotten hurt. However, he said that when she did begin working with patients, he didn't know how she'd be. She accused him of saying that only because of their personal situation, and Rick denied that.

After Abby left, Blake and Holly emerged, and Holly began yelling at Rick for turning Blake's life into a nightmare. Rick said many lives had been ruined that night. Holly told Rick that she admired the way he was handling himself. Rick said that Kevin was the best thing to ever happen to him. Blake went to see Abby and told her that she was not the enemy. Abby said she didn't see her as the enemy. She also said she didn't see Rick the same way she once had -- she saw him as just another doctor at the hospital.

Rick saw Blake leaving and asked if he could take Kevin to the park. Blake went to the nurses' desk, saw the list of students for the physician's assistant classes, and put Abby's name into Rick's class. Ross walked in and asked what she was doing.

Ross went to see Griffin and told him that he didn't appreciate the act in the courtroom. He asked Griffin to total his bill. Ross said he had seen Blake the other day and had seen hope in her eyes -- hope that she and he would get back together. He asked Griffin to get rid of that hope by getting on with the divorce. Griffin said there was another way to go. Griffin told Ross to hold off the divorce to give things time. Ross told him that whenever he looked at Blake, he saw betrayal.

Vanessa told her physical therapist that she had had enough of the computer. She said she was more rooted in the past. She began telling him about Matt and their life together. He encouraged Vanessa to keep on using the computer. She did get back on it and found the poetry chat room she had been into before. She began asking for someone, but no one was in the room. At home, Matt went into the same chat room as Vanessa. Vanessa was using the name Tess in the chatroom. Just as they started talking, Matt had to go, and they agreed to talk again.

Matt was at home, also using a computer that he was able to talk into. He told Dinah that he had been thinking about looking into chat rooms. Hart stopped by, and Matt told Dinah that he wanted to keep Hart up-to-date on the new memorial wing. Lillian also stopped by, and they all began discussing the wing. They made suggestions and then entered them onto the computer.

Hart asked Dinah if she were trying to play matchmaker for Matt and Lillian and said that that would be a mistake. Dinah denied that she was trying to set them up. Hart told Dinah that she was the sweetest thing to ever happen in his life. They left Matt's house, and Dinah told Hart that it was a nice surprise that he had stopped by. They began talking about how much they missed each other.

Wednesday, April 15, 1997

Ross began talking to Blake. He said that he had been thinking about the children. She asked if he meant just his son or both children. He told her it was hard to separate the two. Blake reminded Ross that he was not perfect and that he had been with Amanda that night. He started walking away from her, and she made him return. She accused him of walking out on her and the marriage when the going got tough. He said that she had hurt him badly.

Ross and Blake talked some more, and he told her he was having a very hard time dealing with the situation. Ross finally said they needed to stop fighting. Blake asked if that meant they had a chance. He said he didn't know. Blake got up and moved beside him. She asked what he meant. He said he didn't know. He said that might be as good as it got between them, and she said that was better than it had been. He said they had to be civil to each other for the sake of the boys.

As Blake was leaving, Ross said they needed time and agreed not to pursue the divorce right away. She asked if that meant he still wanted to be married to her. Ross said he didn't know yet, He just knew they needed time. Blake agreed to take one step at a time. They were leaving the hospital, and Rick heard them talking with each other. He handed Kevin over to Ross. After Ross left, Blake told Rick that Ross had agreed to put their divorce on hold.

Reva went to the diner to see Buzz. He told her that he had signed up with a program with the halfway house to give a "kid" a job. It turned out to be Billy -- he was going to work at the diner. Buzz heard a noise in the kitchen, went in, and found Jenna in there. She had stopped to tell him what Jeffrey had said. She said that she had offered Jeffrey her share of all their money, and he had told her that he didn't need her to get the money. Buzz told her that he would help her.

Jenna told Buzz that she thought she should turn herself in and asked if he would wait for her. He said he didn't want that. Buzz told Jenna that he would think of something. He said they should do unto Jeffrey, so that he couldn't do unto Jenna. Billy and Reva sat down and talked about why she was ending her relationship with Josh. Billy told her that she and Josh were a done deal, no matter how she tried to run away.

Josh arrived at home and asked Annie if he could take her to her childbirth classes. Annie didn't want him to go because she was afraid that he would start to wonder why all the other mothers looked so much farther along than she did. She tried to talk him out of going to the class. She began to tell him that she was afraid of giving birth.

Josh and Annie did go to the class, and Josh did notice that she didn't look like she was as far along as the other women. She told him that women started showing at different times. Josh began having flashbacks to when Reva had had Shayne and Marah. The class ended. Annie began babbling about the baby, and Josh interrupted her by telling her that the lies had to stop -- he couldn't do it anymore. Then he got up and walked out, and she ran after him.

Rick was with Kevin, telling him how proud he was that Kevin was his son. Reva stopped by, and Rick showed Kevin to her. Abby stopped by, and they were talking. Reva began going into a room, and Abby tried to stop her. It was the room where the new mothers' class was. Reva got upset and left.

Thursday, April 16, 1997

In the hospital, Abby talked to Reva about Josh and Annie. Reva said that she didn't have a choice. If her sister wanted Josh, Reva had to give him up.

Abby told Reva she hated to leave, but she had to go to class. Lillian asked Rick if he was teaching the class, and Rick said yes, that he and the other doctor had switched. Abby approached Rick and told him she had taken care of the data entry problem, and she went into class. Rick entered the class, and he and Abby were surprised to see each other. Abby got up and told him he wasn't supposed to be teaching that class.

Abby thought she was being set up, and she and Rick bickered. Rick thought she was playing games with him. They both then realized that it had to have been Blake who had set them up. Rick said that she clearly couldn't handle it, so he would talk to Lillian about her switching classes. Abby protested that she was capable of handling anything and decided to stay in his class to prove it to him.

Rick taught CPR to the class, and Abby volunteered, but Rick told her he didn't think she knew what she was volunteering for. He asked her to lie on the table and told her he was about to demonstrate mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Reva went into the chapel and started talking to her mother about how she had found her mother's baby, and she had ruined her life. She asked her mother if giving her sister the only man she had ever truly loved had been what she wanted. Reva told her mother that the truth was she hated Annie's guts and asked "who the hell" her mother had slept with to produce her. She said she didn't want to hate Annie, but she loved Josh. Reva told her mother that she wanted to be the kind of daughter her mother wanted her to be and promised to act the good sister to Annie.

Josh took Annie to the park and told her he couldn't keep hurting her. Annie didn't understand what Josh was trying to tell her. Josh told her that in the long run, it was the right thing and that she was a wonderful woman who deserved to be with a man who returned those feelings. Annie said that was him, but Josh told her it was over. Annie started crying.

Annie told Josh that he was just getting scared because they were expecting a baby. Josh told her that their marriage would never work because he was with her for all the wrong reasons. He told her he would provide for her and the baby but that he couldn't live the lie anymore.

Annie said it was all because of Reva, and Josh said it wasn't about Reva. Annie said that Reva had to have said something to Josh about her to turn him against her. Josh yelled for her to listen to him. He said that Reva didn't even know they were having the conversation. He told her that the truth was that he didn't love her anymore in the way a man was supposed to love his wife. Annie begged him not to leave her.

Annie told Josh that she didn't need his pity. Annie told Josh that she had one person she needed to talk to. She left, and as she was leaving, she said to herself, "I'm going to kill you, Reva Shayne."

Buzz and Jenna discussed forging papers to beat Jeffrey at his own game. Jenna said that they would have to get Jeffrey to believe Jenna was falling for his wily ways. Buzz asked if there were any feelings left for him, and Jenna said no, but they would have to make him think so. Buzz didn't want her to be anywhere near Jeffrey. Jenna told him that she was putting the plan into action that night. She said she was going to give Jeffrey everything he wanted, and Buzz replied it would be over his dead body.

Jenna wanted Buzz to hear her out. Buzz told her he didn't want her to put herself in a compromising position with Jeffrey. Jenna said that she was the one who had to get his signature and fingerprints so that they could get into the safe deposit box. Jenna said that he needed to think she was going to sleep with Jeffrey to get what they wanted.

Jeffrey and his lawyer went to see a judge about getting Jenna's probation sentence suspended. Jeffrey told the judge that his mother was ill and in dire need of her son but that he didn't want to leave to go to England without his wife and son. The judge told him that because he and the lawyer had a long history together, he would consider the request. The judge left to go to court.

The judge returned to chambers, and Jeffrey promised the judge that his wife would never return to the country again.

Buzz told Jenna she had a right to be scared of Jeffrey, and Jenna protested that she knew how to handle Jeffrey. They kissed, and she left. Buzz went over to Billy and asked him for his advice. He asked what Billy knew about lifting fingerprints.

Billy told Buzz that he was no hardened criminal and suggested he ask Frank. Buzz said that Frank couldn't know anything about it and then tried lifting some fingerprints with flour, a pastry brush, and some sticky tape.

Jenna went back to Jeffrey, and he figured out that she had gone to see Buzz. Jenna told him that she had been wrong about Buzz and that some of what Jeffrey had been telling her was beginning to make sense. She said that she was beginning to feel different about Buzz. Jeffrey told her it was kind of hard to believe that Buzz would just let her go. She told him that she wanted to be with Jeffrey, but Jeffrey thought it was an awfully hasty turnaround. Jenna kissed him.

Friday, April 17, 1997

Amanda went to see Roger at his apartment, dressed to attract attention. Roger didn't take the bait but called her on it instead. They talked a little business and then Amanda asked him why he hadn't called her when he had returned to town. The phone rang. It was the valet asking Roger how he wanted his shirts done. Roger pretended that it was Holly on the other end and acted as if he was trying to hide that fact from Amanda.

Roger hung up, and Amanda immediately asked if it had been Holly on the phone. "No," Roger insisted, "it was the valet asking how I wanted my shirts done." "Don't give me that," Amanda retorted. She told Roger that from then on, he was to report to her, first thing, when he got back from a business trip. Roger informed Amanda that he didn't take orders from her or anyone and that he would be treated as her equal in business.

Amanda tried to slap Roger, but he grabbed her arm and pulled her close. Amanda readied herself for a much-awaited kiss. Roger looked at her and let her go. Roger told her that from then on, they should only conduct business in the office. He handed Amanda her wrap and purse.

Amanda stomped off. Roger looked over at his present for little Meg and called Holly's office. Her receptionist told Roger that, yes, Mrs. Reed was still there. Roger picked up the present and headed out.

Annie went to Alan at his home for help. She told him that Josh had told her that he didn't want to be married to her anymore, and to top it off, he had told right after they had just had their first childbirth class. Annie asked Alan what Reva had that she didn't. Alan assured Annie that she was beautiful and sexy and that any man would be happy to have her. Annie told him that she only wanted Josh.

Annie made Alan tell her what made Reva so special. Alan tried to tell her and then Annie got mad. Alan finally told Annie that she had done everything possible to keep Josh, and maybe she should just let him go. "No! I have worked too hard to lose him now," Annie bawled. "If you won't help me take care of Reva, I'll do it myself," Annie vowed, and she stormed off, passing Amanda in the doorway.

"What's the matter with her?" Amanda asked. "Why do you want to know? You don't care about Annie," Alan retorted. She informed Alan that he didn't have a clue about what she felt or thought. "Why do you still have her around?" Amanda asked. "I like her," said Alan, "this house is dark and empty when she is not around."

At the diner, Buzz played over in his mind what Jenna had been planning before she had left to go back to try to con Jeffrey. Buzz got a weird feeling and decided to go check things out. He thought for a second, grabbed a pair of gloves out of the "Lost and Found" box, and headed to Jeffrey's apartment. Jeffrey was making strong advances on Jenna back at his apartment. He was very moved by her desire to be with him and not Buzz Cooper.

Jenna was trying to keep Jeffrey at bay but was doing a lousy job of it. Jeffrey was very persistent. Just then, there was a knock at the door. Jenna made Jeffrey answer the door. It was Buzz. Buzz made up an excuse that Jenna had forgotten her gloves. Jeffrey didn't buy it, and Jenna approached and said, "Buzz will do just anything to get near me." Then she scolded Buzz for not listening to her and getting over their past together, and she insisted that she had chosen Jeffrey.

Jeffrey sent Buzz out. Buzz walked out but hesitated a couple minutes outside the door. Jeffrey told Jenna that he didn't like the way Buzz looked at her. Buzz looked at her like a husband looked at a wife, and Jeffrey didn't like it. Buzz left. Jeffrey then grabbed Jenna by the arm and started dragging her, protesting, to the bedroom where he said that he was going to "erase every bit of Buzz Cooper out of" her mind.

Reva, at her house, heard a noise. She grabbed the fireplace shovel, headed toward the noise, and discovered that it was Hawk. They nearly scared the daylights out of each other. They laughed and talked. Over by the couch, on the coffee table, Hawk noticed a photo album. He started leafing though it, recalling each picture and what had happened the day they had taken them.

Hawk found the picture of Reva's mother, Sarah, and he started telling her the story that went along with the picture. He told her that they had taken the picture -- the same one that was in the brooch of Annie's -- at Rusty's graduation.

Reva said, "That can't be. That was only 14 or 15 years ago. You have to be wrong, Pop." Hawk went on to tell Reva how Rusty had hated his mother wearing that scarf. Hawk finally told her that if she didn't believe him, she should call Rusty, who would tell her the same. Hawk finally told Reva the real reason that he was there. He was leaving town to collect his thoughts and put his life in perspective. He needed time to get over Alexandra -- "and Sarah, too, of course," Hawk added.

Reva started to cry and told Hawk to hurry and get himself back together so he could return home to her. Hawk left, and Reva picked up the phone and called Rusty. "It's important," Reva told Rusty, "I need to know if someone is lying through their teeth to me." She continued her conversation with Rusty while Annie peered into the window of Reva's house and stared at Reva.

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