Couple Codes Update January 2017

January 18, 2017

Here’s my latest update on creating a list of couple code aka smoosh names aka the names people create for couples by combing their names. For example Manny is Michelle Bauer Santos and Danny Santos and Marony is Marah Lewis and Tony Santos. I’ve posted the list from other soaps before, but I’ve been trying to post quarterly updates to help get suggestions who I’ve missed. I’ve added more since last time, but please check for your favorites (or even the not so favorite couples you can remember). I’m a long way from having all of them for all soaps here. I think I have finally collected most of the Guiding Light couple codes, but I’m adding those below and am now branching out to collect other soaps. The shows and the names are listed in alphabetical order. All couples are eligible to be included if they are on a daytime soap opera and have a commonly used nickname or code.  I threw a few primetime ones on at the bottom too, just for fun. This list is by no means complete at this point, but I found with my work with the Guiding Light list that people tend to respond more after they see what you have.

I also have reserved a spot on the the list for anyone with a nickname that might be confused with a couple code. For example, on the Guiding Light list I’ve included Cleva for Clone Reva. So here are the couples whose name I’ve remember or had suggested to me so far. If you spot I’m missing one from any daytime soap, please let me know on Facebook, Twitter, in the comments below or by e-mailing me at

All My Children

BAM – Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone

Greenleo – Greenlee Smythe and Leo du Pres

Jamanda – Dr. Joseph “Jake” Henry Martin Jr. and Amanda Dillion

Jannie – Adam Chandler III and Adam Lavery

Minx – Bianca Montgomery and Marisa Ramirez, Binx was Bianca’s nickname.

Rylee – Ryan Lavery and Greenlee Smythe

Zendall – Kendall Hart and Zach Slater

As the World Turns

NutMeg – Meg Snyder once she went around the bend.

Benry – Barbara Ryan and Henry Coleman

CarJack – Carly Tenney and Jack Snyder

HEM – Hal Munson and Emily Stewart

Jacket – Jack Snyder and Janet Ciccone

Linden – Lily Walsh and Holden Snyder

LuRe – Luciano “Luke” Snyder and Reid Oliver

Lusty – Lucy Montgomery and Dusty Donovan

Nuke – Noah Mayer and Luciano “Luke” Snyder

PEG – Paul Ryan and Meg Snyder

PEM – Paul Ryan and Emily Stewart

Willen – Will Munson and Gwen Norbeck

The Bold and the Beautiful

$Bill – Dollar Bill – Nickname for Bill Spencer

Batie – Bill Spencer and Katie Logan

Breacon – Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe

Bridge – Brooke Logan and Ridge Forrester

Brill – Brooke Logan and Bill Spencer

CaRidge – Caroline Spencer Forrester and Ridge Forrester

CarMas – Caroline Spencer and Thomas Forrester

DeQuinn – Deacon Sharpe and Quinn Fuller

Hott – Hope Logan and Wyatt Spencer

Kari – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kridge

Kridge – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kari (I don’t really acknowledge this as it sounds like something you’d scrape out of a fish filter)

Livy – Liam Spencer and Ivy Forrester

Lope – Liam Spencer and Hope Logan

Nicket – Nick Marone and Bridget Logan

Queric – Quinn Fuller and Eric Forrester

Quiam – Quinn Fuller and Liam Spencer

Ramber – Rick Forrester and Amber Moore

Raya – Rick Forrester and Maya Avant

Statt – Steffy Forrester and Wyatt Spencer aka Wyffy

Steam – Steffy Forrester and Liam Spencer

Tridge – Taylor Hays and Ridge Forrester

Wivy – Wyatt Spencer and Ivy Forrester

Wyffy – Wyatt Spencer and Steffy Forrester aka Statt

Days of Our Lives

FauxBo – When Bo Brady was replaced by a duplicate

Abben – Abby Deveraux and Ben Rogers

Bope – Bo Brady and Hope Williams

Bristen – Brady Black and Kristen Dimera

Broe – Brady Black and Chloe Lane

Chabby – Chad Dimera and Abby Deveraux

Dannifer – Dr. Daniel Jonas and Jennifer Horton

EJAbby – EJ Dimera and Abby Deveraux

EJami – EJ Dimera and Sami Brady

EJole – EJ Dimera and Nicole Walker

Ericole – Eric Brady and Nicole Walker

Haiden – Hope Williams and Aiden Jennings

Horita – Will Horton and Paul Narita

Jaige – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Paige Larson

Jarlena – John Black and Marlena Evans

Jeve – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Eve Donovan

Lumi – Lucas Horton and Sami Brady

PaulSon – Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis

Rope – Rafe Hernandez and Hope Williams

Shelle – Shawn Brady and Belle Black

Thrady – Theresa Donovan and Brady Black

WilSon – Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis

General Hospital

Britch or The Britch – an unflattering nickname for Dr. Britt Westbourne, used by her enemies

Fluke – Fake Luke Spencer

HammyFinn – Hamilton Finn

AMor – Ava Jerome and Morgan Corinthos

Brik – Britt Westbourne and Nicolas Cassadine

Bracas – Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones

CarJax – Carly Spencer and Jax Jacks

CarlinaCarlos Rivera and Sabrina Santiago

Cranco – Carly Benson Jacks and Sonny Corinthos

DnA – Duke Lavery and Anna Devane

Ducy – Duke Lavery and Lucy Cole

Ethina – Ethan Lovett and Kristina Davis

Flelena – “Fluke” Luke Spencer and Helena Cassadine

FrAva – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Ava Jerome

Friz – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Liz Webber

Heydik – Hayden Barnes and Nicolas Cassadine

Hiesl – Hamilton Finn and Liesel Obrecht

Jandre – Jordan Ashford and Andre Maddox

Jarly – Jason Morgan and Carly Benson Jacks

Jasam – Jason Morgan and Sam McCall

JoMax – Johnny Zacchara and Maxie Jones

Julexis – Julian Jerome and Alexis Davis

KevLar – Kevin Collins and Laura Spencer

Killon – Kiki Jerome and Dillon Quatermine

Lante – Lulu Spencer and Dante Falconeri

Lauruke – Laura Williams and Luke Spencer

LiRic – Liz Webber and Ric Lansing

Liason – Liz Webber and Jason Morgan

Lukanna – Luke Spencer and Anna Devane

Luke and Laura – Luke Spencer and Laura Spencer NOTE: Since they were big before couple codes they are generally just referred to as Luke and Laura.

Lutra – Luke Spencer and Traci Quatermaine

McBam – John McBain and Samantha McCall

Miki – Michael Corinthos Quatermaine and Kiki Jerome

MorKiki – Morgan Corinthos and Kiki Jerome aka MorKi

Naxie – Nathan West and Maxie Jones

Nexis – Ned Ashton and Alexis Davis

Niava – Nicolas Cassadine and Ava Jerome

NiCo – Nina Clay and “Franco” Robert James Frank

Niv – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka NOlivia

Niz – Nicolas Cassadine and Liz Webber

NOliva – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka Niv

Patrina – Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago

RAM – Ric Lansing and Sam McCall

Rexis – Ric Lansing and Alexis Davis

Sakey – Sabrina Santiago and Michael (Mikey) Corinthos Quartermaine

Samtrick – Sam McCall and Patrick Drake

SAveus – Silas Clay and Ava Jerome

ScAva – Scott Baldwin and Ava Jerome

Scrubs – Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake

Sexis – Sonny Corinthos and Alexis Davis

Shordan – Shawn Butler and Jordan Ashford

Siam – Silas Clay and Sam McCall

Sina – Silas Clay and Nina Clay

Snelle – Sonny Corinthos and Nelle Hayes

Solivia – Sonny Corinthos and Olivia Falconeri

Spixie – Damian Spinelli and Maxie Jones

Tarly – Todd Manning and Carly Benson Jacks

Valentina – Valentine Cassadine and Nina Clay

Vanna – Valentine Cassadine and Anna Devane

Vante – Valerie Spencer and Dante Falconerie

Guiding Light

Manny – Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos

Stenz – Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz  –  This is an unusual couple code in that it actually refers to the last names of the actors who originated the couple and is used to refer to the original Manny as opposed to the second version with Nancy St. Alban.

Stalbans – Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban – The corresponding couple code for the second version of Manny.

Alannie – Alan Spaulding and Annie Dutton

Balex – Buzz Cooper and Alexander Spaulding

Bava – Bill Lewis III and Ava Peralta

Bedmund – Beth Raines and Edmund Winslow

Beneth – Ben Warren and Beth Raines Spaulding

Beva – Buzz Cooper and Reva Shayne aka Ruzz

Bilar – Bill Lewis and Pilar Santos

Billip – Beth Raines and Phillip Spaulding aka Pheth

Bileva – Billy Lewis and Reva Shayne Lewis

Bilivia – Bill Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Bizzie – Bill Lewis and Lizzie Spaulding

Blen – Blake Thorpe and Ben Warren

Bliss – Blake Thorpe and Doris Wolfe (Never a couple on the show, but have a fan base anyway.)

Bloss – Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler

Blujack – Beth Raines and Lujack

Bolivia – Buzz Cooper and Olivia Spencer

Boop – Beth Raines and “Coop” Cooper

Buzzena – Buzz Cooper and Selena Davis

Cadmund – Cassie Layne and Edmund Winslow

Carben – Carmen Santos and Ben Warren

Cart – Cassie Layne and Hart Jessup

Cash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis aka Crash – Apparently pro people used this term and anti people used Crash, although Crash seems to be much more heavily used.

Charley – Cyrus Foley and Harley Cooper

Cleva – Clone Reva – Not a couple code, but I thought it could easily be mistaken for one, so I thought I had better include it.

Cooplee – “Coop” Cooper and Ashlee Wolfe

Cozzie – “Coop” Cooper and Lizzie Spaulding

Crash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis (ok, I don’t know how they got the r in this one) aka Cash (see note under Cash)

Cyrina – Cyrus Foley and Marina Cooper

Cyrizzie – Cyrus Foley and Lizzie Spaulding

D/D – Danny Santos and Drew Jacobs – A one-night stand not a true couple, but you will occasionally see this referenced in old Manny discussion posts.

Dart – Dinah Marler and Hart Jessup

Dicky – David Grant and Vicky Spaulding

Dresse – Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue

EAM – Eleni Andros and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Fake – Frank Cooper and Blake Thorpe Marler (Used more by people against the couple, I haven’t seen a pro-alternative)

Feva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Jeffeva

Flex – Fletcher Reade and Alexandra Spaulding

Folly – Fletcher Reade and Holly Thorpe

Fratalia – Frank Cooper and Natalia Aitoro

Freleni – Frank Cooper and Eleni Andros

GusH – Gus Aitoro and Harley Cooper

Harlet – Harley Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Hed – Holly Thorpe and Ed Bauer

Hoss – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka RoHo

Jaisy – James Spaulding and Daisy Cooper

Jammy – Jonathan Randall and Tammy Layne

Jarah – Jeffery O’Neill and Marah Lewis

Jassie – Jeffery O’Neill and Cassie Layne

Jeffeva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Feva

Jeth – Jim LeMay and Beth Raines

Jeva – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jova

Jezz – Jenna Bradshaw and Buzz Cooper

Jizzie – Jonathan Randall and Lizzie Spaulding

Jolivia – Josh Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Jonah – Jonathan Randall and Dinah Marler

Jova – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jeva (They are almost universally known as Jeva, but I did find one website/listserv named for them under Jova and by my at least one use standard I had to add this variant.)

LAM – Lucy Cooper and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Lillibuzz – Lillian Raines and Buzz Cooper

Malah – A.C. Mallet and Dinah Marler

MannySee Above

Marony – Marah Lewis and Tony Santos

Mattesa – Matt Reardon and Vanessa Chamberlain

Mayne – Marina Cooper and Shayne Lewis

Messe – Michelle Bauer and Jesse Blue

M&M – Marina Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Nova – Dr. Noah Chase and Reva Shayne Lewis

Otalia – Olivia Spencer and Natalia Aitoro

Pharley – Phillip Spaulding and Harley Cooper

Pheth – Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines aka Billip

Quola – Quint Chamberlain and Nola Reardon

Rabby – Rick Bauer and Abby Blume

Rassie – Richard Winslow and Cassie Layne

Revard – Reva Shayne Lewis and Richard Winslow aka Richeva

Richeva – Richard Winslow and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Revard

Rindia – Ross Marler and India von Halkein

Roarah – Robbie Santos and Sarah Randall

Roginah – Roger Thorpe and Dinah Marler

RoHo – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka Hoss

Rolly – Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris Reade

Ruzz – Reva Shayne and Buzz Cooper aka Beva

Sammy – Sandy Foster and Tammy Layne

Sharina – Shayne Lewis and Marina Cooper

Shaynah – Shayne Lewis and Dinah Marler

Snick – Susan Bates and Nick McHenry

Vanilly – Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis

One Life to Live

Gex – Gigi Morasco and Walter “Rex” Balsom, Jr.

Kish – Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish

Stole – Star Manning and Cole Thornhart

TnB – Todd Manning and Blair Cramer


Kayguel – Kay Bennett and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald

Lancy – Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald and Fancy Crane

Shuis – Sheridan Crane and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald

The Young and the Restless

Chadam – Chelsea Lawson and Adam Newman

Chick – Chelsea Lawson and Nick Newman

Chilly – Chole Mitchell and Billy Abbott

Chylan – Chelsea Lawson and Dylan McAvoy

Davery – Dylan McAvoy and Avery Bailey Clark

Hevon – Hillary Curtis and Devon Hamilton

Javery – Joe Clark and Avery Bailey Clark

Kariah – Kevin Fisher and Mariah Copeland

Likey – Lauren Fenmore and Michael Baldwin

Naul – Nikki Reed and Paul Williams

Navery – Nick Newman and Avery Bailey Clark

Neslie – Neil Winters and Leslie Michaelson

Neilary – Neil Winters and Hillary Curtis

Niktor – Nikki Reed and Victor Newman

Noco – Noah Newman and Courtney Sloan (cop who was murdered)

Phack – Phyllis Summers and Jack Abbott

Phick – Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman

Philly – Phyllis Summers and Billy Abbott

Pricket – Paul Williams and Cricket Blair

Shick – Sharon Newman and Nick Newman

Shylan – Sharon Newman and Dylan McAvoy

Stashley – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Ashley Abbott

Sticky – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Victoria Newman aka Vitch

Tabby – Tyler Michaelson and Abby Carleton Newman

Tobby – Toby and Abby Carleton Newman

Tricky – Travis Crawford and Victoria Neman (going by Tori)

Villy – Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

Vitch – Victoria Newman and Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn aka Sticky

Big Bang Theory

Bernard  Bernadette Rostenkowski and Howard Wolowitz

Lenny – Leonard and Penny

Shamy – Sheldon and Amy (actually coined and used by Penny on the show, love a shipper)

Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World

Corpanga – Cory “Cornelius” Matthews and Topanga Lawrence Matthews


Caskett – Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

Esplanie – Javi Esposito and Lanie Parish

Downton Abbey

Chelsie – Charlie Carson and Elsie Hughes


Mondler – Monica Geller and Chandler Bing


Tate – Tony Di Nozzo and Caitlin Todd

Tiva – Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David

The Librarians

Fleve – Flynn Carter and Eve Baird

The Muppets

Kermiggy – Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

One Tree Hill

Naley – Nathan Scott and Haley James


Shules – Shawn Spencer and Julie “Jules” O’Hara


Melvester – Meghan O’Brien and Sylvester

Quintis – Tobias and Happy aka Tappy (won out)

Tappy – Tobias and Happy aka Quintis

Waige – Walter and Paige

Star Wars

Hanleia – Han Solo and Princess Leia

UPDATED: January 17, 2017

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Guiding Light Does Nick at Nite By Kristie

January 16, 2017

Republisher’s Note: A post that starts fitting Manny into some classic TV shows that were being played at the time on the cable channel Nickalodean. They focused their programming on kids, but decided to fill the overnight time when kids were in bed with constant classic TV shows which weren’t getting a lot of play at the time – the idea was sloganed as Nick at Nite. The first half of this post is inserting our favorite couple into those classic shows. When Kristie refered to Mortica and Gomez they mean Carmen and Ben. Then it morphs into commentary on the current state of Manny during mid-July 1999. It especially focuses on the episodes around the Honeymoon. Find those here:

Guiding Light Does Nick at Nite By Kristie

Hey gang! It was a Nick at Nite kind of day in sunny Springfield. All of our favorite characters were mere shadows of their former prime time selves. (BTW, on the whole I thought the entire show today was a great one … if you FF through the Carben mugging scenes that is.)

  • Follow the bouncing ball to the tune of The Addams Family:
        ♪♫♪”They’re really kinda creepy,
        they make me wanna weepy.
        Let’s see more of Ray and Deitzy.
                It’s the Santos Family — snap snap!” ♫♪♫

    Big, big sigh! How many times do we have to beg and plead that we do not want to see Morticia and Gomez mugging down, particularly right after breakfast. Blech. Gorgeous lingerie though.

  • One Adam 12, One Adam 12 – we have a possible contrived plot in progress at the restaurant named Company. “Officer Frank Cooper and Officer David Grant will you respond? Over”
    “Dispatch, this is Detective Cooper thank you very much, and we’re out of our cruiser now and scoping out the Santos girl. We have pegged her as the missing link, um sorry, I mean the weak link in the Santos crime family. Officer Grant appears to be feeding her a line of bull cleverly disguised as a piece of cake. Over”
    “This is Dispatch again Detective Cooper. Captain Rauch says that you and Officer Grant are now assigned to this case as apparently we have just decided to pretend that Doctor Grant and the Santoses had a parting of the ways. Over and out.”
  • Now what did that newly brunette Gidget Santos do with all of those skimpy outfits of hers? Did she finally toss out the moth-eaten clothes that she was so found of wearing? Praise God! And leave it up to poor bubble headed Gidget to spill the beans about getting her new fancy man, Inspector Gadget hired at SanCorp. Is there nothing that amazing boy cannot do? He can fix mom’s computer, he can defuse bombs, and at his tender age he designs super dooper Inventory Control software systems. Sounds like a smart cookie to me; too bad he’s so dumb when it comes to love. Get this boy a new girlfriend, one that doesn’t think John Gotti was framed.

Danny and Michelle on honeymoon

  • ♪♫♪”Sunday Monday, Happy Days, Tuesday Wednesday! Happy Days!….” ♫♪♫ Just love Fonzie and Pinky Tuscadero on their mid-season summer adventure in San Cristobel. And am enormously relieved to see that the leather jacket is still in cold storage and the only pink on Ms. Tuscadero today was her sunburned skin … ouchie. Now we all know that the Fonz is a very smart guy, but he cannot seem to learn that before he gets all hot and bothered he needs to do the following: turn off the phones, turn off the pagers, turn on the alarm system, get away from the windows, sweep the place for bugs and bombs, and lock all the doors.(Geez, what is this fondness TPTB have for these two getting interrupted? We have long passed the joke stage and are entering into the pathetic zone. Writer people, work with us here, please.) I’m also wondering if Fonzie knows how to parasail as well as fly jets, because that’s the only way I think that he and Pinky could have made it down to this supposed beach over those huge rocky cliffs. Or perhaps he put her on the back of that motorcycle of his and they took off from the terrace and landed on the sandy beaches below?
  • “I love your hands.” I, for one, am not going there, but thought it was worth mentioning. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
  • Must also say that I love the fact that Fonzie can’t keep his hand off of Pinky’s upper chest. I swear that little finger of his came awfully close to the cleavage mark … and I, for one, am thankful for that. If we can’t get any more passion than what we’re getting at least they’re not editing out these little gems. The ear kisses, the neck kisses, blowing on the skin, the rubbing on of aloe vera … all gets me very goofy. And the quintessential Dannyism for the day, sorry I mean Fonzieism — “Your husband is always right.”Okay, so I guess I’m going to have to turn in my NOW card, but I love these feeble but darling attempts of his at establishing control. Sweet boy you lost this power the day you made her “worth risking your neck for;” give it up already — but don’t lose the -isms, they are too, too charming. Good stuff today, although all too brief – I’m just eternally grateful that the rest of the Cunninghams didn’t show up to share their honeymoon. As Fonzie would say with both thumbs up, “Aaaaaaaaay.” Now let’s all jump in the convertible and head to Arnold’s for a burger, fries, and a malt.Out of Nick at Nite land and back to the real show.
  • I’m not sure if the wardrobe we are seeing is a reflection of the new guy yet or not. Or perhaps it’s simply a return to common fashion sense in fear of what the new guy is going to do; however, I am giving the new wardrobe changes a cautious thumbs up and singing the new guy’s praises already. Now if we see Danny in a ballcap and khaki shorts and Michelle in a casual yet tasteful short set, I’m going to be convinced TPTB lurk.
  • Quick note to TPTB: Okay, IMO the two strongest scenes of the day were given short shrift — Manny and the Bloss, Cassie, Jim, FBI scenes. Now I honestly don’t mind Manny only being on 2-3 times a week, although my druthers would be to have them everyday, that’s simply not practical. So as a solution, could we get 2-3 chock full days of good Manny rather than having them on almost everyday and relegated to the first 3 scenes for about 75 seconds each, and never to be visited again, or the usual and dreaded bookending?For example,are we to assume that Danny finished telling Michelle all about their future and then they went upstairs? Next time they’re in mid-kiss and you cut to commercial , will you please revisit them so that we can see them do “something?” It doesn’t have to be X-rated, but for pete’s sakes they are on their honeymoon, let’s see a bit more passion, much like that which existed earlier on in their marriage. And one more thing while I’m at it, I’m of the mind that you should assemble a good old-fashioined focus group to help you stay your rise in the ratings course.Thank for your prompt attention to this matter. Really did enjoy the show today.


Picture Perfect by LNJ

January 16, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the nonmob fanfic category. This is one of my favorite fanfics, but it’s missing a lot of chapters. If you have anymore of it or can find any more online, I’d really appreciate it.

This particular fanfic has Danny and Michelle meeting when they were older and each had a pre-teen daughter from previous relationships. It also starts with a bit in Walt Disney World. How can resist that?


Disney Cinderella Castle

Disney Cinderella Castle

Picture Perfect by LNJ

“Picture Perfect” – Michelle and Danny each have a 13 year old daughter and a broken marriage behind them when they run into each other at Disney World. They discover that Michelle already lives in Springfield and Danny will soon move there to take on a leadership role at Spaulding Enterprises. Their daughters play matchmaker and it isn’t too hard. They are forming a picture perfect family when Michelle’s abusive, estranged husband Bill Lewis returns to take back what he sees as his. Another one that ends too soon.😉 (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) (Chapter 5)

There was a lot more of this I’m sorry to say that we don’t have access to. If anybody can find anymore of this I’d be very grateful. Michelle does tell Danny and he takes them over to the Spaulding Mansion for safe keeping. Judging from what happens in the last two chapters Theresa shows up and is unbalanced. Bill is killed in a car accident. (Chapter 13) (Chapter 15)

Archived Links Version (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 3a) (Chapter 3b) (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) (Chapter 4) (Chapter 5) (Chapter 13) (Chapter 15)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Mimi Interviews Maureen Garrett and Michael Zaslow 1994

January 15, 2017

Resharing a great interview with Rolly – Roger Thorpe and Holly Reade.

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The Thorpe Family 1979 - Roger, Chrissy (Blake), Holly The Thorpe Family 1979 – Roger, Chrissy (Blake), Holly

This is a behind the scenes interview. “A rare interview with one of the most beloved couples in soap opera: Holly and Roger from Guiding Light. (Soap Opera Weekly on Video, 1994).”

This was around the time Roger Thorpe was shot by Billy Lewis to protect Billy’s adopted son Peter by keeping him away from Roger (his biological grandson). This was the highpoint of Rolly and I’m sorry they messed it up again. I agree with their takes on their characters and the Rolly couple is remarkably close to my own take. Garrett is right, them riding through the rough times and dealing with issues would have been a far more interesting story than what they actually had to play. Garrett: “The lessons of commitment, how you keep that growing….It can’t be another time of last straw and turn away…

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Stenz Manny 2016

January 12, 2017

It’s like a late Christmas present! Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, the beginning of Manny) sent this out on her Instagram feed. She’s met up with Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) in New York.

 made sure I saw this wonderful New Year’s present.

I uploaded the photo directly below and before that I embedded it from Instagram. I’m not sure if the photo will show or not, but her tag appears below the space even if it didn’t. I had a little trouble with the embed so there maybe a second image or a ghost below that.

Stenz Manny from Joy's Instagram Dec 2016

Stenz Manny from Joy’s Instagram Dec 2016

If you know what this is… you know what this is. #Manny #reunitedanditfeelssogood @paulanthonystewart #firsthusband

A photo posted by Bethany Joy Lenz (@joylenz) on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:32pm PST


Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


Odds and Ends 48

January 11, 2017

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

CBS Soaps in Depth named The Young and the Restless bringing in fresh blood British producer Mal Young as Executive Producer. – Thank Goodness! It’s SOOOOOO much better. Read more about it in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Soap Opera Digest‘s latest basic soap question is “Do stars have to create a spark on-screen or is it just there?” It appears in the March 28, 2016 issue.

There is a full feature interview with Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) of The Young and Restless in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It includes a classic photo of Davidson in Paul’s old office with his old secretary Lynne. Davidson knows how to play the bagpipes according to the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester #1 on The Bold and the Beautiful) checks in with what he’s been doing since he left his iconic role in the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) says “I’ve always had two quintessential ‘soap’ storylines on my bucket list,” says the show hopper. “One was playing amnesia, and the other is having an evil twin, so I got to check one off my list [with this Adam and Eve storyline with Quinn during 2016].”

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless)’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘s costar Erika Girardi appeared on the December 15, 2016 episode of The Young and the Restless. Read more about it in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Star Trek appearances by soap opera actors.

In the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth we read about Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman on The Young and the Restless) talks about playing Dolly Parton in the second of The Coat of Many Colors movie series.

Kay Alden, who Bill Bell named as his replacement as head writer upon his retirement, has returned as a story consultant hot on the heels of Sally Sussman‘s return to The Young and the Restless as head writer. Hear that giant sigh of relief from fans of the show? Read more about it in the October 17, 2016 issue of the Soap Opera Digest and in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Girl Meets World the lovely sequel to the much beloved Boy Meets World has been cancelled by the Disney channel.

Both The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless are renewed through the 2017 season according to the May 23, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Richard Burgi (Paul Hornsby on General Hospital) is leaving General Hospital. He was the hero, Jim Ellison, in the absolutely amazing The Sentinel. Read more in the October 17, 2016 issue of the Soap Opera Digest.

Paul Williams and Lauren Fenmore’s marriage got a shout out recently on the show and in CBS Soaps in Depth. Paul and Lauren forever! See it in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jeopardy‘s Jan. 11, 2017 episode will feature a special The Bold and the Beautiful category.

Thanks to Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson Newman on The Young and the Restless) we got a great close up of a “stunt baby” via Instagram.

Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital) left the show in cloudy circumstances under contract conflicts. He originally announced he was probably coming back in September, but he has moved on. Read some of the details in the September 26, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

James Read (villainous Clyde on Days of Our Lives) talks about how Patrick Swayze helped him with his horsemanship before the filming of North and South. Read about it in the November 28, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless) was honored with a reception for his 25 years on the show. See photos in the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He also describes how he tried to get Bill Bell to change the name of Brass and Sassy to Restless….it did not go well. Read all about it in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Thad Luckinbil (J.T. Hellstrom on The Young and the Restless – one of the Glo by Jabot kids who belonged with Brittany- why why weren’t we given that????) and his tween brother Trent. See more in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Yvette Nicole Brown of the Odd Couple remake cameoed as a reporter on The Young and the Restless. She’s a big Y&R fan and tells all about it in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Great photos, story, and report from costume designer Shawn Reeves about the Alexis Davis and Julian Jerome (Julexis) wedding on General Hospital in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A photo timeline of Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) on The Young and the Restless in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the tabloid scandals of the Forrester family through the years on The Bold and the Beautiful (with photos) in the November 14, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Terry James has been the stunt coordinator on The Young and the Restless for 28 years. He also serves in the same capacity at Days of Our Lives at the same time. Read a feature about him in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Gloria De Haven started as a movie star, but also worked on TV including roles on As the World Turns, Ryan’s Hope, and All My Children.

Read all about the JaSam (Jason Morgan and Samantha McCall) 2016 wedding with lots of photos in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A roundup of where are they now features included former soap stars including Michael Damian, Mackenzie Mauzy, Holly Gagnier, and Philece Sampler appears in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Read all about the history of the character of Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Park (Jack Snyder, part of the iconic CarJack couple on As the World Turns) is part of the opening cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. See more in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Read all about the history of the character Heather Webber in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find coverage of the 2016 Daytime Emmys in the May 23, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find coverage of 2016 Writers Guild Awards in the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out the behind the scenes of The Young and the Restless photos from Camryn Grimes (Cassie Newman/Mariah Copeland) in the November 28, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Kimberly McCullough (Robin Drake-Scorpio on General Hospital) is continuing her work behind the scenes with a behind the scenes drama set on a soap opera during the 1980s. Watch her pitch video from the Sundance Film festival. Read more about it in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a celebration of Peter Bergman‘s 25th anniversary playing Jack Abbott #2 on The Young and the Restless. See photos and tributes in the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Cindy Ambuehl the real life wife of Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) plays a realtor named Amy in three episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful in November 2016. Read about it in the November 28, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Patrick Duffy (best known as Bobby Ewing on Dallas) earlier was the star of The Man from Atlantis – about a man from Atlantis that appeared in 1976. He has written up his version of the backstory not provided on screen and combined it with behind the scenes photos. Find it on Amazon.

Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives) supports our troops by serving on the board of and supports the Wounded Warrior Project through her card she sells on her website Read more in the November 14, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Days of Our Lives taped its 13,000th episode on July 19, 2016. Read about it in the August 15, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bridget Dobson Interview

January 8, 2017

They’ve finished the Bridget and Jerome Bridget interview.

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Bridget Dobson was once the co-head writer of Guiding Light, along with her husband JeromeDobson.

Her Father Was Frank Hursley

I found a blog had done an interview with her about her career. Interestingly another post talks about Bridget Dobson‘s father Frank Hursley from another angle.

How Bridget and Jerome Became Writers

In this first part she discussed her training for writing in college, her parents who after winning a contest became professional writers first on radio, and then on TV (and her father had tenure at a University, who gives that up?). She talks about her family dynamics (her parents didn’t want to give her a job even though they had hired her sister) and that they never once complimented her even though she eventually became head writer on General Hospital, their show. After they’d worked for Search for Tomorrow, her parents Frank and…

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Guiding Light Cast Round Up 77

January 6, 2017

This is the seventy-seventh in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:

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recently passed on some screen captures of Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, the beginning of Manny).

Claire Labine, former Guiding Light head writer, passed away in early November 2016.

Anthony Addabbo (Jim LeMay – Daisy’s adoptive dad, Beth’s husband who died in a house fire caused by a Christmas tree, James Spaulding was named for) has passed away. His other big daytime role was as the scary guy Tony “Rush” Carrera on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Ellen Dolan (Maureen Reardon Bauer #1, Michelle’s adopted mom) is featured in an interview in the November 28, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She’s been doing some independent films including some filmed in her home state of Iowa. The latest is His Neighbor Phil. Dolan is better known for her longer run as Margo Hughes on As the World Turns. She has recently returned to New York and she hopes to appear in more mainstream productions too.

Susan Pratt (Claire Ramsey, Michelle’s biological mom) is a featured interview in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Pratt was a soap jumper and covers a lot of ground, but offers this answer to how she got on Guiding Light “[EP] John Whitesell hired me. I went straight to a screen test because they knew I had that body of work with General Hospital. Working with Jay Hammer [Fletcher Reade] was awesome. We had such chemistry. I recently came across a picture with Jay where he’s hugging me and I had the most genuine smile. I was just so happy. I wish they had developed our storyline further, but there was a change in producers and writers, and Claire gave birth to Michelle and gave the baby to Ed and Maureen, and the next thing I knew I was off the show. A few months later I showed up in Pine Valley.” She’s right they had killer chemistry.

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1)  and Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992) have a great photos as part of the question roundup in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The same issue also has Vilasuso answering questions about him in high school as part of a roundup.

In the September 26, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, they recap what was going on in the soap world in 1987. Here is the Guiding Light summary. “The Cooper family hit Springfield in the form of Harley and Frank. Sarah Shayne was introduced. Joe Willmore was the show’s new EP, replacing Gail Kobe, Pamela K. Long returned as head writer… Guiding Light celebrated its 50th anniversary. Reva gave birth to Marah her daughter with Josh, but believed the baby was sired by Kyle – and Alan kept the truth underwraps. Josh was floored by the arrival of his presumed-dead wife, troubled Sonni. Harley gave up newborn daughter Daisy for adoption. Billy and Vanessa split. Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) won her second Daytime Emmy as Lead Actress.”

In the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest they recap the soap world in 2003. Here is the Guiding Light summary. “Guiding Light rehired Bradley Cole, this time as Jeffery a Richard look-alike; Stephen Martines (as Coltin Scott renamed himself) replaced Jordi Vilasuso as Tony: Jean Carol (Nadine Cooper) and Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton); Maureen Garrett (Holly Lindsey Reade), Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding) were dropped to recurring….Ross and Blake remarried on GL, as did Danny and Michelle….GL serial killer Ben Reade committed suicide…GL’s Gus learned that he is Alan’s son; Olivia secretly gave birth to Phillip’s daughter, Emma; Marah’s crush, Sandy, turned out to be Jonathan (her half brother)….Reva became telepathic on FL; Beth paired up with Jeffery…Jordi Vilasuso won the Younger Actor Daytime Emmy…. John Conboy took over as GL’s EP; when Millee Taggart quit as head writer, she was succeeded by Ellen Weston who was soon joined by Donna Swajeski…”

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) reports she’s been battling Myeloid Leukemia. DePaiva was the focus of the Take 5 in the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) has returned to Days of Our Lives in his role as Aiden – turns out the one who tried to kill Hope was an evil twin courtesy of surgery. He talks dressing rooms in the May 23,2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Cosgrove is once again leaving Days and has a new project Project Dad, A Chicken Soup for the Soul Original with Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) as an executive producer.

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) broke her nose will playing with her sons. Read more in the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She told her sons she’s expecting on Instagram.

Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1) was interviewed about Guiding Light and the new Breathing Under Dirt production which also features Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2), Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2 – played Watros’s role in the original prize winning one-act play production).


John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) starred as the Flash in the 1990s version of the TV show. He plays the Flash’s father in the current TV show. The CW which airs the show is currently offering the Shipp’s version pilot for free streaming.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines Spaulding #1) was featured in the “Take Five” giving an update of what’s she currently up to in the August 26, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Evans was interviewed for her 30th Anniversary of being on Days of Our Lives.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) appeared in a best of red carpet looks through the years feature in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of the great Christina and Remy pairing) is friends with Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman on The Young and the Restless). They attended middle school and high school together according to the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in DepthMosley gets a resume run down in the Ask Us section of the September 12, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Bourdreau) is featured in some fan photos in the All-Star Scrapbook for the April 4, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He gives fitness advice in the October 10, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mackenzie Mauzy (Lizzie Spaulding #3, the one after she had cancer) has a feature interview as part of a round up in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Mauzy also played Phoebe Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are featured in a “Ask Us” question in the March 28, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The reader wants to know if they were on Guiding Light at the same time and if their characters are related.
“The actresses did not overlap on GL, where Wright played Cassie from 1997-2005 and Rylan portrayed Lizzie from 2006-2009. Their characters were not related by blood, but Lizzie did have a child, Sarah, with Cassie’s nephew, Jonathan.”

Darnell Williams(Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower) was featured in an ask us in the July 25, 1995 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Previously Williams had created the iconic soap role of Jesse Hubbard on All My Children…a role he would eventually return to in the waning days of the soap. However, this is a catch-up of his roles since leaving AMC up to 1995. Williams had a short run on As the World Turns as Jack Devere, and now plays Jacob Johnson on Loving. After leaving AMC in 1988, the actor appeared in the TV-movie Stompin’ at the Savoy, and was a standby in the Broadway production of Angels in America.

From the Ask Us section of the October 27, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “Q: My sister and I were reminiscing about Guiding Light (we do that a lot!) and can’t remember all of the women who Josh Lewis was married to other than Reva. I would love a list. Thanks! Carolyn D. Buffalo, NY. — A: Josh’s first marriage, in 1987, was to the psychologically troubled Sonni Carrera. They split and he wed Reva in 1989. After her presumed death in 1990, Josh got engaged to Harley, but they never made it down the aisle. He tied the knot with nurse Annie Dutton in 1995, but the union was invalidated when Reva returned from the dead. Josh and Annie made it legal in 1996, but divorced in 1997 to a combination of her trickery and his ongoing love for Reva. When his 1999 marriage to Reva failed, Josh fell for Olivia; they wed in 2001, only to divorce that same year. After another stab at matrimony with Reva (2002-2007). Josh slipped a ring on her sister Cassie’s finger in 2007, but they called it quits the following year.”

Dreama Walker (Janie Walker, she appeared in 2 episodes that IMDB puts in 2007) will be on a mid-season CBS replacement On Doubt. Read more in the September 26, 2016 episode of Soap Opera Digest.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Run of Full Episodes

January 4, 2017

Rick and Abby at NYE Ball 1995There’s the end of our current run. Here are full episodes in a row, divided into full episodes, given accurate dates. I’m going to keep working on going through this run of dates as I get a chance. I’ve also found some particular bits to point out so watch for them in future posts.

Dec. 20, 1995 – Dec. 25, 1995: Springfield celebrates Christmas, Holly and Fletcher discover Meg will have Down’s Syndrome, Vanessa and Bridget’s plan to share Peter is working well until Hart comes back, Roger is stealing money from his wife Dinah, Marian Crane is starting to unravel, Susan is in hospital after Marian attacked her, Santa Nick visits, Marah, Shayne, and Josh react badly to Reva’s Return, Special clips flashback episode from Dec. 25, 1995

Dec. 26, 1995 – Jan. 8, 1996: Springfield celebrates New Years with a Costume Ball at the Lakeland Country Club, A returned from the dead Reva makes her mark on Josh who is with Annie Dutton, Brent Lawrence/Marian Crane builds to crescendo, Rabby go on first unofficial date, Budig has a scene that defines her version of Michelle, Returned Hart has trouble with Roger, Dinah, Vanessa & Bridget, Marcus is in jail

Jan. 9 – 19, 1996: Brent Lawrence has Lucy Cooper held hostage, They discovered that Brent killed Nadine Cooper, J Chamberlain makes a successful play for his cousin Michelle Bauer (they stop at necking though), Reva, Josh, Annie, Marah and Shayne deal with the fact Reva isn’t dead and she’s with Alan Spaulding now, Dinah Marler Thorpe grows closer to Hart Jessup and then finds out his father/her husband Roger Thorpe framed her best friend Marcus Williams who is cleared of all charges relating to the Towers Robbery and Detective Cutter’s death. Rabby have a play date.

Jan. 22 – 26, 1996: Brent Lawrence still has Lucy Cooper. Lucy is playing for time and using her con skills to convince Brent she wants him and occasionally that she’s his mother. Alan-Michael gets a clue from Brent and gets Amanda to help him. Rabby slowly grow more romantic. When J heads to second base Michelle freaks and he reacts badly. Holly and Fletcher realize Roger set Marcus up for the robbery that landed him in jail. Alan geniunely offers A-M help to find Lucy, but A-M won’t trust him. Roger hears about the Brent Lawrence story, but doesn’t know everyone else is keeping mum to help Lucy so he puts it on the air. J sees it and spots Brent, but can’t get anyone to believe him before Brent gets away. The custody fight has upset both Reva and Josh, but Alan and Annie wonder if they are more upset about Marah or each other. Holly baits Roger into telling her he loves her so Dinah hears that and that he set up Marcus.

Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 1996: Alan-Micheal shakes off the police tracking him to try and get to Lucy. Meanwhile Lucy is playing up to Brent to try and stay alive and get Brent to leave Springfield so A-M will be safe. Alan and Annie take the first steps in a partnership to keep Josh and Reva apart. Buzz steps up his campaign to get Reva to leave Alan for Buzz. (God forbid she be a strong independent woman without a man.) Brent captures A-M and locks him up in the lighthouse. Matt is still blackmailing Amanda, but Alexandra is smelling something fishy about their cover story. Marah Lewis is freaking out that she’ll have to go live with Reva. Roger is bringing him in to cover up his embezzlement of Dinah’s money. The Grants are having a nice family dinner. Nola outsmarts J about his car. Bridget is struggling with her feelings for Hart, meanwhile Hart and Dinah make love for the first time.

Feb. 4 – Feb. 9, 1996: Hart reveals to Roger he slept with Dinah to get revenge on Roger. Alan and Buzz team up to work on discovering and freeing their children. Lucy and A-M “marry” each other while they are afraid Brent will kill them. Hart takes Dinah to Ross’ office to start her divorce, but then bails. Ross tangles with Roger over the divorce. Nick McHenry shows up wanting to know what’s going on with cousin A-M. David admits he’s in love with Bridget. After a fight on the top of the lighthouse Brent is arrested, but claims he’s Marian Crane and seems to believe. Alan and Alan-Michael reconcile after A-M discovers Alan’s role in saving him and that Alan doesn’t care it cost him $10 million. Matt and Vanessa talk about Dinah. Blake Marler locks Amanda Spaulding in the Lewis Construction shack. Reva tries to explain to Alan the hold Josh has on her, but he doesn’t get it. Amanda has a dream that Ross shows up to rescue her as Dudley Do Right.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Brent Lawrence Bomb in the Lighthouse Part 4

January 3, 2017

Picking up from the last post Brent Lawrence still has Lucy. That’s the major storyline to me in this next section, but it’s interrupted for some more early Dart and kicking up the biggest story ever for the Grant family up a notch. Matt is still threatening Amanda about coming clean about the her escort service. Nola is still having problems with J and Bridget is trying to decide if she should go after Hart or not. Also, sort of tying in with the rescue attempts, but not really, Alan warns Annie that he thinks Jeva are starting to get back together and Buzz is making a move on Reva. Comment blocks below include clip description, quotes, and my comments.

Monday, February 5, 1996

Hart had come to town wanting revenge on Roger for what he did to his grandfather (impregnated and then abandoned his daughter, stole his land, and triggered his death) and how Roger had believed Jenna (Roger’s then wife) over Hart when Jenna accused Hart of aggressively hitting on her. (Jenna had lied to cover her own betrayal of Roger.) Hart rubs Roger’s nose in the fact he had sex with Dinah. Marcus talks sense to Dinah, but she doesn’t want to hear it – so what else is new? Reva tells Frank and Frank calls in the cops to come to the dock. We have an amazingly good section where Alan and Buzz have a great back and forth with Brent. Over the years they have Alan and Buzz be enemies and have them work together. It’s always a lot cooler when they set them up to work together. They are different, but both can pull out the gravitas when needed. They throw in some Jeva-Annie business just to do a check-in on that storyline although it feels off where they stick it in. Of course Reva’s lawyer would try to find stuff against Annie and Josh. What do they think? Lucy and Alan-Michael “marry” each other while waiting for the bomb to go off at about 20 minutes into this clip. I was wondering at the time why they didn’t worry about Brent having a camera recording them. Lucy should have followed Brent into the room and not given him a chance to watch it.

Tuesday, February 6, 1996

It was nice look at Ross’ law office, but I don’t know why he’d take off and leave it unlocked. It’s nice of Alan to talk Buzz down about Frank. Nick McHenry shows up and wants to know what’s going on. Reva had hidden in the back of Brent’s truck and is now sneaking into the lighthouse. Hart brings Dinah to Ross’ office to start the ball rolling on her divorce, but doesn’t want to stick around. I don’t understand though what his issue was. Even if he was completely lying (which I only think he thinks he is right now) why not just say he wants kept out for legal reasons and has to go back to work. Why make the big point about leaving to go to lunch? I kind of feel bad though, for once in his life Frank cracks a crime through brain power & 30 seconds later Reva comes in and steals his glory. I’m with Ross I saw how Roger talked Dinah into signing him her power of attorney and I still can’t believe she was that stupid. It’s also not good to co-mingle all funds even within a good marriage. That exact accounting of Dinah’s funds (which Roger has been embezzling left and right) is why Roger has been making these desperate plays to keep Dinah. I think he did like her, but he liked her money and sticking it to Ross even more. Roger is in love with Holly and despite all the garbage between them (they are both in need of serious pscyh help) I do believe she loves him too. Going for the bomb was truly a brilliant move on Alan-Michael’s part. He is at his smartest in the year or so right before this.

Wednesday, February 7, 1996

Really these are very well done recap half scenes.

Roger: “You know what it’s like to love somebody so much that you’d be willing to do anything to keep them.”

Ross: “Yes, but I don’t think you do.”

Ross is completely wrong here. Roger was willing to deliberately injure himself in a car crash to get another chance with Holly. He just doesn’t feel that way about Dinah. Plus, Ross should see that Roger is legitamately desparate, just over the consequences not losing Dinah per say.  I don’t get Hart being ready to take off either. I don’t think he was ever mature enough to be a good father, but I do think he cared about the kid, at least enough to say goodbye in person. Plus, this is where he gets to stick to Roger. If he takes off Roger might get Dinah back which Hart has spent all this time to set up to keep from happening. Cassie Lawrence shows up and tries to talk Brent down. Ross talks sense to Dinah while Roger waits outside. Maybe he’s trying to get Ross to bust them up hoping he can then reconcile. Bridget reads Hart the riot act. She has started to get emotionally involved again. And if you were starting to think maybe Roger genuinely caring for Dinah note that it was the minute Ross tried to get her to sign the nullification of the Power of Attorney was when he burst in and sadly she leaves without signing. Ross and Roger have a long complicated history an confrontation between them is great. David was in love with Bridget and he was my second choice for her right behind Dylan. They were great friends for a long time – as Bridget and Dylan were – and I think they could have had an incredibly solid marriage, but it never occurred to Bridget to see David that way. The back and forth between Brent, Lucy, and Alan-Michael during the confrontation is great, but it takes like 2 minutes tops to run up the stairs at the lighthouse. Just what is taking Frank and Nick so long? They should have showed them starting later if they didn’t want them up there by now. I’m glad A-M showed he truly was the better person by holding on to Brent, but I can’t blame Lucy for wanting him to let go. This was a good fake out with Bridget and Hart, but it would have been better if they’d cut it in before Dinah arrived. I’ve never heard Miranda read like that, but I think if you have to say “Do you understand?” you need some sort of recognition before you can continue. Full long credits at the end of this one.

Thursday, February 8, 1996

Dinah and Hart talk and you figure out maybe Hart’s decision wasn’t as clear cut as everyone else thought to this point. Blake comes in and hears Ross tell that Hart slept with Dinah to get get even. Blake is on Hart’s side, but Roger tells Blake he still loves her no matter how she feels around him. Roger: “[Amanda] is after your husband and everyone in the whole town knows it…so far this one may have lusted after Amanda only in his heart, but give him time.” [In a very famous interview of former President Jimmy Carter when asked about if he’d ever committed adultery he admitted to having lusted in his heart.]

Alan-Michael: “I’m fine.”

Alan: “I’ll believe that when Ed Bauer tells me. I almost lost you once I’m not taking another chance.”

Dinah is hurt by Hart’s attitude. Ed checks out Lucy and Alan-Michael. They are good, but he wants them both in the hospital overnight for observation. Lucy apologizes for losing the $10 million dollars by hitting Brent with the suitcase.

A-M: “Father….that money in the satchel it wasn’t yours, was it?”

Lucy: “Yea, I’m very sorry for loosing it. I just had to hit him with something.”

Alan: “You were magnificent, Lucy. I couldn’t have put it to better use myself.

Lucy: “Yea, but it was a lot of money.”

A-M: “It WAS yours.”

Alan: “It’s only money, son. The most important thing is that you are safe.”

And he really means it. That right there is while you love Alan despite all the awful crap he pulls. I never really liked Nick except when he was happy with Mindy, but when he truly acts like a cousin to A-M which is rare enough I love him. Brent has terrible mental issues. I don’t think he’s faking, but I don’t remember. Why didn’t they call Amanda? She’s his sister and helped during the crisis. Matt to Vanessa about Dinah: “She doesn’t know you as well as she thinks she does.” Sadly that’s because while she does her best to take care of Dinah, Vanessa never ever opens up to Dinah. They needed that conversation for Vanessa to confess how she was as a young woman and how desperate she is for Dinah not to repeat her mistakes. Another nice Alan-Buzz moment. Buzz to Reva: “You have a choice.” You have a choice? Yea, Reva could choose to be independent and walk away from Alan without having to run to another man for once.

Friday, February 9, 1996

I don’t know why Reva believed Josh’s story and allowed it to color her attitude so completely. Even if Alan did things as worse than Josh said, he just went through that ordeal with his kid. If she had even mild affection for him, she should have felt glad for him.

Blake: “Very smooth.”

Amanda: “I use moisturizer. Everyone should.”

Blake and Amanda who are more alike than either will admit (which is too bad Amanda grew up a lot during her first run on the show she was in a really great place last time we saw her before this recast). Blake locks Amanda in the construction shack which should have a phone so she can call to get out. I hope she can. Blake could have been having supper with Ross instead. It would have better served her cause. Rick is subpoenaed by Reva’s lawyer. Reva’s lawyer, Althea Templeton, warns her that Ross will come after her fitness as a mother. Reva: “I’m their mother. I gave them life and for the last 5 years I’ve lived like a damn saint.”

Marah hears the yelling for some reason assumes it’s about her. Marah is acting odd and Annie and Josh realize it. Reva tries to talk Alan to get it. Reva: “Bud can’t give without taking something back. He’s a Lewis and I’m a Shayne.” Reva describes the terrible thing that is always an issue between them. I think she’s quite right about this Josh doesn’t see it. This reminds me so much of the scene where she was moving out of H.B.’s house to move in with Josh and he made her throw out her clothes because HIS wife wouldn’t wear those things that I think is a defining moment in their relationship even more than the fountain scene.

Reva: “I just can’t be beholden to him anymore and that’s the bottom line. Maybe he just can’t see it. Maybe being born golden blinds you to certain things and being born poor lets you see too much. Bud always knew his place in the world and I spent a lifetime looking for mine and I thought that maybe once I had him I’d have everything I needed in life. I’d finally feel strong and safe and secure and that I could do no wrong. He knew I’d be and do whatever he wanted to get him and he was right. Even when we were kids he’d dangle carrots in front of my face. He’d say you be it Reva or we can’t play or put a prettier dress on or I won’t sit  in church with you. I gave Josh my mind, my body, and my soul and I will NOT give him my children so he can make them feel the way I felt my entire life.”

Alan: “Reva, you can find a middle ground.”

Reva: “No, Alan, with Bud it’s all or nothing and that’s the way it’s going to have to be with me. I’m sorry, but I’m moving out.”

Rick and Ed discuss their supeonas. Rick thinks Ed will be able to claim privileged information and Ed says recent court rulings says that AAA people can be forced to testify about things said in meetings which I think is terrible. I’m going to have to look it up and see if that’s still true. That Ed understands this I totally get, but what does he mean IF? Ed did this same exact thing to protect Michelle from Claire. Rick is exactly right about this. I know Ed thinks Rick is seeing what he wants too, but he’s completely correct. Josh and Reva are getting back together and Annie is just a roadblock. And it’s the not telling Annie that will completely break her.

Annie’s hair is completely gorgeous here. Annie is such a competent nurse. I hate they took that away from her. The old guy’s name isn’t Scottie Hamilton. Scott Hamilton was a very famous Olympic ice skater. I just love it. Amanda is still trapped. Amanda: “Help! Is anyone out that? Help me I’ve been locked inside by a neurotic bimbo!” Now that’s funny. Amanda has an AMAZING fantasy sequence based on Dudley DoRight. Mountie Marler: “What do you expect from the daughter of Snidley Whiplash?” — Amanda: “Now show me while they call you mounties.” Eyebrow arch. LOL

I’m glad that Rick didn’t get his wish about reuniting with Annie, but that is a lovely old married couple squabble. That is a gorgeous wild rose quilt in Marah’s room. That’s terrible lighting in the Alan/Reva scene look at that awful  shadow on Reva’s sweater and then on her face. After Reva poured her heart out about the pain Josh caused how can Alan not get this?

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