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A Soft Place To Land Chapter 26 Part 1

May 27, 2016

Republisher’s Note: We’re still sharing the Manny parts of the Marony fanfic.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 26 Part 1

Danny shrugged, “I got a text at the crack of dawn saying you weren’t coming into work today.  I get another text asking for me to taking you pick up Marah’s car at, of all places, the damn Roadhouse.  So I am guessing this is a story that make take time and time is one thing we don’t have this morning.  I have to go visit Carmen, then go into the office.”

Tony turned surprised eyes to his cousin, “Visiting Carmen?  What for man!?  She’s in a coma and hasn’t made any improvement in years.  Not to mention she tried to kill you.  She tried to kill your wife, a couple of times actually.  So I think she doesn’t need to remain of the Christmas card list if you get what I’m saying.”

Danny sighed.  It wasn’t the first time someone had asked that question, and it wouldn’t be the last.  “I don’t do it for her benefit, I do it for my own.  So that when I have to meet my maker I can say that even though my mother was a vile creature who made my life hell I got something beautiful out of it.  I am married to the love of my life, we have four kids who are healthy…”

Tony quickly held out a hand, “Four kids?”

Danny smiled but didn’t take his eyes off the road, “Michelle is pregnant again.”

“Wow man that’s great!” Tony lightly slapped Danny’s shoulder so he didn’t cause an accident, “Congratulations man!  But could you please have a boy?  Between Hope, Danielle, and Lanie we are going to have our hands full keeping them away from the dreaded male sex, I don’t know if we could handle another girl.”

Danny chuckled as he pulled into the Roadhouse parking lot, “We are the Santos family, we can take anything life throws at us.”  He pulled alongside Marah’s car and put the car in park.  Turning towards Tony he lifted his eyebrows in question, “So are you going to tell me what happened with Marah or are you going to stall some more?”

Read the rest of the chapter:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-twenty-six-part-one/

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 19

May 24, 2016

Republisher’s Note: We’re continuing to repost the Manny sections of the Marony story A Soft Place to Land. I’m not doing all the chapters just the Manny part.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 19

“Knock knock.”

Danny looked up from going over paperwork to see Michelle standing in his doorway.  He threw the pen down and moved around the desk towards his wife, “Best sight I’ve seen all day.”

Michelle laughed as she handed over the white bag she carried, “Arroz con pollo as requested dear husband.”

Danny gave Michelle a smacking kiss, “You are too good to me, you know that?”

“And don’t you forget it!”  Michelle closed the door and moved further into the office, “So where is Tony?  I peeked in to see if he wanted to join us but the light was off in his office.”

“He actually has a lunch date with Marah.” Danny sat behind his desk and opened the white paper bag.  The aromas alone wafting up from the takeout box made his mouth water. He looked up from the delicious delicacy his wife had brought him and noticed she hadn’t sat down with him.  “Aren’t you going to join me?  I just might have enough here for me to share.”

Michelle shook her head and smiled, “I already ate.”

“You should have told me that before I asked if you wanted to join me for lunch.”

Placing her hand on the shiny desk top Michelle leaned forward suggestively, “Maybe I just wanted to see your handsome face.”

Food be damned. Danny had another hunger that was much more pressing.  Moving the food to the floor he stood and bracketed Michelle hips in his hands, “Did you lock the door?”

Michelle reached up and began undoing the buttons on Danny’s shirt, “But of course.  Though Tony being called to his own lunch date worked perfectly into my wicked plans for you.”

Danny smiled lecherously as he pulled her in for a kiss, “So devious wife.”

“I learn from the best.”

Read the rest here:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-nineteen

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 12

May 20, 2016

Republisher’s Note: We continue to post the Manny selections from the Marony fanfic “A Soft Place to Land.” I’m not doing every chapter. Good news. This time we got a little Roarah story.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 12

Marah held her side she had been laughing so hard.  After Michelle and her had scarfed down Buzz’s famous burgers and fries Michelle had shared some tales from the “Santos Zoo” as she called it.  From the sounds of things Michelle and Danny had three precocious children that kept them on their toes.  It was also clear that Michelle loved every minute of her chaotic life.  Her smile was megawatt as she told a story about Robbie’s continuous courting of Sarah Randall, who Marah also learned was her niece.

“That boy has done it all to woo that girl.  Last year he let the air out of her bike tires just so he could walk her home.”  Michelle smiled as she thought about her son’s ingenuity.  He had to have gotten it from his father that’s for sure. “And when he came home that afternoon he had this scared look on his face.  Guess your brother Jonathan gave him the evil eye and told him that Sarah wasn’t dating until she was at least thirty.”

“Guess Robbie didn’t like that answer.”

“No.  But he won’t give up.  I swear he plots out new ways to woo her on a daily basis.”

“Got to love his persistence”, Marah went to the fridge to grab the iced tea pitcher to fill their glasses, “Aren’t you worried about him getting so serious so young?”

Michelle waved off Marah’s concerns, “Robbie was born serious.  Once he sets his sights on something he won’t stop until he gets it.  He’s like his father that way.” She smiled coyly at Marah, “I think all the Santos men are born that way.”

Marah sat back down and sighed, “I try Michelle.  I try so hard.  I look through the photo albums, I listen to the stories, but I still can’t remember.  Even worse is that every morning Tony looks at me with hope, hope that some spark of a memory has surfaced and every day I have to watch as that hope is snuffed out.

Michelle reached across the table and held her friend’s hand in comfort, “I know the feeling.  The pressure to remember when you just can’t.  And all I can tell you is that it will happen when it’s supposed to happen…..”

Read the rest of the chapter:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-twelve/

Michelle Name Drops During her testimony

May 19, 2016
Michelle Testifying for Danny

Michelle Testifying for Danny

Michelle drops the name Jose Marti during her testimony. Marti is the one actual name dropped during Michelle’s testimony to the beauty and richness of Cuban culture, that no matter what people in Springfield think there was more to Cuba than Castro and the mob.

See Michelle’s testimony here:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/michelle-goes-undercover-and-michelles-testimony-in-dannys-trial-july-23-24-2001/

Jose Marti, Revolutionary and Poet

Jose Marti (Work also found under Martí y Peréz, José Julián; Martí, José Julián) was an essayist and poet in addition to leading Cuban’s independence movement and is considered the father of Cuban independence from Spain’s colonial rule. His Manifesto de Montecristi outlined the goals and “rules of war” for the rebellion. Despite falling fairly early in the war, which lasted from 1895-1898, his influence continued to be felt. This is the war that featured the explosion of the USS Maine (of “Remember the Maine!” fame). That incident brought the United States into the war on the side of the revolutionary movement and helped defeat Spain. Sadly instead of working at building up Cuba with its own democratic government the United States stepped in as a new colonial power. The ramification of that terrible decision are still felt today.
Today Marti is generally considered one of the greatest authors from anywhere in South America. His first poem was published by a newspaper when he was only 16 and his life included attending a university in Spain, marrying a fellow Cuban exile (named Carmen), and moving all around Latin America in hopes of raising an army to fight for freedom in Cuba before he did just that. He packed a lot into his all too short life, January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895.

What They Read

Since Michelle specifically mentions poetry and reading to each other, I’m thinking maybe this is the book they read of his poetry in Spanish and English. I could picture them reading to each other out of this and it came out in the late 1990s. Check out Marti’s words in this or other titles.

Major Sources

These two were the major sources I used in writing this, but they do require a log in.

Cuba, War of Independence Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. Vol. 2. 2nd ed. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008. p709-711. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning

“Jose Marti.” Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Literature Resource Center. Web. 12 May 2016.
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1000114762&v=2.1&u=kirkwood_main&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w&asid=a4d459608333109a9dfd4ca6e380180c

For Some Free Information

Also, find some examples of his poetry here:
http://allpoetry.com/Jose-Marti

Scroll down to the second part of this article for more on Marti’s effect today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/opinion/jose-marti-the-national-poet.html?_r=0

Find a more in depth biography:
http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jose-Julian-Marti

Recently I came across this list of books about Cuba and Cuban culture, you may enjoy reading to drive Michelle’s point home more fully.

http://offtheshelf.com/2016/05/12-books-that-illuminate-the-beautiful-and-complex-history-of-cuba/

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.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 11

May 19, 2016

Republisher’s Note: We continue our Manny highlights from the Marony fanfic “A Soft Place to Land.” We’re not doing the whole fanfic or every chapter, just the Manny highlights. In the story Marah is married to Tony, but suffering from amnesia.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 11

Standing at the kitchen sink Michelle nearly jumped a foot in the air when Danny’s arms came around her from behind.  But that momentary fear was replaced by a whole different feeling when her husband lowered his head to nuzzle her neck.  Danny always knew how to get to her. “I never thought doing dishes was sexy, but you may change my mind of that Mr. Santos.”

“Hmm.” Danny breathed in his wife’s scent.  Her signature floral perfume and Apples from the dishwashing soap.  But it didn’t matter what she smelled like, it was the woman underneath all of that which called to him.  And he answered, every time. “Everything you do is sexy, Michelle.”  He kissed the side of her neck since he knew that was the spot that got her toes tingling.  And with a slight slap on her backside he went to go get his morning cup of coffee.  “So what are your plans for the day?”

Michelle dried off her hands with a dish towel and turned to face her husband who was sitting at the table perusing the front page of the paper, “Well the clinic is closed today so I thought I may stop by and see Marah today.  I have been trying to give her time to heal but she probably needs someone to talk to.”  Michelle paused as she thought back to her own time spent in the shadows.  Uncertain about her past and the pressure she felt to be who everyone kept telling her she was.  “Do you ever wonder?”

Danny looked up at his wife and smiled, “Wonder what?”

Moving over to the table Michelle sat by Danny and looking at his handsome face wondered ton herself how she could have ever forgotten what they had together.  But she continued, “Wonder what would have happened if I never remembered who I was.  What we had.”

Danny pursed his lips as he thought about his wife’s inquiry.  “Oh I’d probably be miserable.  Be with someone who didn’t get my heart racing just by washing the breakfast dishes.”

Michelle smiled wryly, “Of course you would be miserable without me.  No one else would put up with those ratty boxers like I do.”

Danny leaned forward and kissed his wife gently, “I would be miserable because it’s you, Michelle.  Even when we didn’t make any sense to anyone else in this town we made sense to each other.”  He kissed her again before going back to reading the paper.

Michelle smiled at her husband’s gushy remarks. “You say all the sweetest things.”  She paused again before looking at Danny, “Do you think they’ll find a way?”

Knowing she was talking about Tony and Marah he set the paper down and turned towards her, holding her soft hands in his.  He hated when she got that look in her eye, the look that said that she was remembering when she couldn’t remember, when they were apart.  The look didn’t happen often but since Marah’s accident they had become more frequent. “I hope so, for both their sakes.  But even if they don’t find their way back to each other we did and nothing is going to tear us apart again.”

Read the rest of it here:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-eleven

A Soft Place To Land Chapters 8 and 9

May 18, 2016

First 2 quick bits of Chapter 8, both of them Danny says to Tony:

“Now there is the new Santos way, which thankfully doesn’t include threats of jail time every three months.  Less hazardous to our health.”

“Well there is no better way to say this but I have decided to run for mayor of Springfield in the upcoming election.”

Now on to a truly great bit in Chapter 9.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 9

Danny let himself in the back door and stopped dead in his tracks at the sight before him.  Michelle was bent over taking something for dinner out of the oven and although he knew his stomach was in need of food he liked this sight better.

Hard to believe that after all these years, and three kids, that his wife still had the ability to take his breath away.  Not to mention she had some great, um, assets he enjoyed immensely.  Danny leaned against the door jamb and just watched her.

Her hands encased in oven mitts Michelle turned with the casserole to greet her husband and seeing the expression on her face she smiled saucily, “Why Mr. Santos what has that look on your face?  See something you like?”

Danny placed his briefcase beside the door and went to wife, gathering her close after she put the casserole on the kitchen island, “Well Mrs. Santos ‘like’ is just too tame a word for what I see.  I love every single inch of what I see.”  He moved his hands towards the object of his earlier fascination, “But what I was just thinking is that you look fantastic in these jeans.”

Michelle playfully slapped his chest, “You are such a sweet talker husband.  And I will show my undying appreciation later tonight, but for now grab some plates before the horde swoops in ready for their dinner.”  Michelle moved around the kitchen and gathered the silverware, “So how was work?  Did you talk to Tony?”

Danny sighed and went to grab the plates like she asked, “I did.  I could tell I threw him through a loop.  And I know he and Marah are going through a lot right now, but I held off as long as I could to tell him.”

Michelle nodded as she helped set the table alongside her husband, “You did the right thing honey.  Besides it was better that you tell him yourself instead of Tony finding out in tomorrow’s Journal.”

“At least this time I won’t have Jeffery ruining all the good that can be accomplished.”

Michelle walked up and gathered her husband in her arms, “Mayor Danny Santos has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?”

Danny tightened his own arms around his wife and smiled, “It certainly does.”

Read the rest of it:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-nine/

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 6

May 17, 2016

Republisher’s Note: I’m just going to be posting Manny highlights from the story there’s a lot more going on. Dr. Salas is a jerk of a doctor who for some reason we don’t really know yet is going after Marony and has been pretty horrible to Michelle in her work at Cedars. With my favorite lines bolded. I’m not doing every chapter.

A Soft Place To Land Chapter 6

Michelle was getting her morning coffee at Company when she spotted her arch nemesis, the very bane of her existence.  Seated right there at Buzz’s counter was none other than Dr. Jackass himself.  Mentally she checked her fury at the door, this guy was apparently a big deal at Cedars and it wouldn’t be in her best interest to make him an enemy.  Workplace harmony and all that jazz.   She tapped him on the shoulder and waiting until he turned towards her before she realized her fury wasn’t checked at all. “The next time you question my abilities as a doctor come to me about it.  Crying to my daddy was weak, even for you.” So much for workplace harmony.

Richard Salas just smirked in amusement. “Feisty thing aren’t you?  Your husband must be one lucky man.”

“We’re both lucky to have each other.”

Richard laughed, “How romantic.  Though it is sad to see such passion wasted on one man.”

Michelle was shocked by his audacity, though she wasn’t sure why.   Richard Salas had shown her numerous times what sort of an ass he was.  “Wow. Your ego is so fat I am surprised you made it inside the door.”

Richard merely shrugged, “Guilty.  Though my experience hardly needs any pandering. ” He leaned in and whispered, “Both in the medial field or my personal life if you catch my drift.”

Undeterred by his obvious attempts to fluster her Michelle leaned towards him and sneered, “I am more happily married than you could ever hope to be Salas.  I would hardly call any of that wasted.  And I am sure your gigantic ego helps to compensate for other areas if you catch my drift.” And with that parting shot she grabbed her coffee and headed towards the door.

Read the rest:
https://believeinthemystery.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/a-soft-place-to-land-chapter-six/

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marony?

May 16, 2016
Close up of Marah Lewis and Tony Santos Smiling at Each Other

Marah and Tony – Courtesy of “I Believe in the Mystery”

Manny Connection

Unlike a lot of other soap couples, Manny had couple friends. The primary couple changed over the years starting with Dresse (Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue), then moving on to Rabby (Rick Bauer and Abby Blume), and finally to Marony (Marah Lewis and Tony Santos).

Marony History

The one with the closest connection was Marony. Marah was just a little younger than Michelle and she’d known her her whole life. Tony was Danny’s younger cousin and protege. Many people saw the show attempting to copy the success of Manny with Marony, but honestly if you actually look at their story they’re a lot closer to the Jeva (Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne) story.

So why is Marony a problem? They aren’t. At least the problem isn’t their fault, it’s what was done to them. During the deep, dark, best forgotten amnesia year when Michelle forgot who she was the writers, not knowing what to do with Marony either, also tried to totally destroy them and grind the pieces into the dirt and then salt the earth. So Marony were treated even more rottenly than Manny was by the writers at that time and to top it off Tony, who was always a different character – I call him Tattoo Tony – after the recast, was killed so there was no chance to fix it.

Marony Rises

But, much like Manny fans, Marony fans are resilient and they have a champion who has created a site similar to this one about Marony. It features things like a similar episode guide with clips. She has also launched a fanfic that revealed that Tattoo Tony had indeed been a different person who had stolen Tony’s identity and the REAL Tony had been held hostage all this time.

She completed one storyline and has started another called A Soft Place to Land. Tony and Marah keep having their troubles, but so far as a favor to me Manny are still ecstatically happy. With permission I’m going to be reposting some Manny highlight chapters, but I encourage you to read the whole thing.

The story is still in progress and I’ll post more as we go along.

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.

Hope Needs a Middle Name

April 25, 2016

Manny Move BackHope is Manny’s daughter. A sort of miracle daughter she’s the only good thing to come out of the deep, dark, best forgotten amnesia year. When she was born, in a way too complicated story and one last terrible blast at Manny before they turned around and got a little respect right before they left, Edmund Winslow had stolen her making everyone think Michelle’s baby had died. It really was a horrible story for everyone involved. Anyway to sum up it was Edmund’s attempt to keep a permanent hold on Cassie, so he told Cassie the baby was the product of Dinah being a surrogate for Cassie and Edmund’s embryo.  That really is a streamlined version of the story, but the upshot is that when Manny found out she was really theirs she was already named Hope.

Cassie named her Hope for much the same reason that Brooke Logan Forrester called her daughter Hope on The Bold and the Beautiful, to symbolize the hope for the better future. Manny decided to keep her name partly to acknowledge Cassie’s role in taking care of her at first. They also kept it because Hope was a family name. Michelle’s cousin was Hope (of Hope and Alan fame).

So Hope has a first name and considering the amount of thought went into Robbie’s name connecting the families I think Hope should have a middle name that also has a family connection. We’ve used Maureen for Danielle’s middle name, but there are other people who should be honored. I think my first choice would be Meta since Michelle and Danny both had such a strong relationship with her. Other connection choices might be Jenna (who Michelle was very close to growing up) and Pilar (Danny’s sister). Do you have any other thoughts for what we should christen Hope?

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.

Michelle Goes Undercover and Michelle’s Testimony in Danny’s Trial July 23 24 2001

April 8, 2016

Mon., July 23, 2001 – At the Courthouse: Blake tries to talk to Ross but he is busy looking for Michelle. Ray comes in and Danny asks him if he has seen Michelle. Ray tells him he passed her going the other way on Fifth Street. Gus is watching as they frantically look for Michelle, who is to be called as their next witness. Blake looks over the files she had found while in Chicago and at the photo of young Gus. She tries again to talk to Ross but he is adamant that he is too busy to hear anything right then. Gus tells Doris that he has an idea and pulls her out into the hall. Danny is upset that Michelle is not there. Ross tells him that they need Michelle there to testify now. An aide comes in and tells Ross court is about to resume but Ross tells her they still have 20 minutes, the aide tells Ross that the DA sent the judge a note telling him to cut the recess short. Blake tells Ross that she has news about Gus. He tells her they will talk later. The Judge calls court into session. Ross tells the Judge that the shortened recess is causing him schedule issues. The Judge tells Ross that he should call his next witness. Gus seemed pleased at Ross’ nervousness. Ross tries to stall but the Judge wants him to get on with calling his witness. Ross tells the judge that his witness isn’t there yet but should be there soon. The judge tells him to call another witness now. At the Dentist Office: A very flirtatious, disguised Michelle is bantering flirting with Carmen’s dentist. She talks about Danny’s trial and how she wishes she had the inside scoop. The dentist tells her that Carmen was his patient. Michelle keeps talking about Carmen and the dentist tells her that his records are what the police used to identify the body. The dentist tells Michelle that Carmen had implants and one had punctured her sinuses. She asks to see the x-ray and the doctor goes to get it. He shows her and then notices that the x-rays were not those of Carmen’s, not even close to her mouth. Michelle knew it. The dentist tells her that this isn’t Carmen’s file although it has her name on it. Michelle tells him that he has proof that the body was not Carmen’s. He tells her that he has duplicate files in a warehouse downtown. He writes a note giving his assistant access to obtain the duplicate files on Carmen. Michelle sends the doctor out of the room for something and she grabs the note and runs out. Michelle finally comes back in with the file of Carmen’s records. Ross calls her to the stand and has her sworn in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_VClA1OHwE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bbRFlYG9bo (alternate slightly shorter link, I think the sound might be less well synced)
(Michelle’s Testimony in Danny’s Case)

Tues., July 24, 2001 – At the Courthouse: Michelle wants to talk to Ross, but the judge tells them that there will be no more delays. Ross says that the Bauers are a highly respected family, much different from the name Santos. Michelle tells him that the stigma of the Santos name follows them wherever they go. Michelle says it is her son’s heritage and the name has no negative connotations for her. She tells the DA that not everyone with that name is bad. Ray is a priest; Danny is a good husband and father. Michelle says Danny is better than the people Doris has on her side that framed Danny for this crime with phony evidence. Doris objects. The judge tells the jury to disregard the last statement. Harley asks Gus why Michelle is glaring at him. Ross asks Michelle about her meeting with Carmen that night. Michelle says she was drugged and woke up on the docks. Lucas Carmichael was the name of the thug who drugged and kidnapped Michelle, but she didn’t know his name until he testified. Carmen was cruel and heartless and had hated her from when she first met her. Michelle saw Carmen with a gun and pleaded with Carmen to let her and her baby live. Carmen said Michelle’s child was poisoned with the Bauer blood and deserved to die. She raised her gun at Michelle just as Danny appeared and made a split second decision. She tells the jury that she and Robbie are alive because of Danny’s decision. Referring back to Michelle’s comments about Carmen, Doris asks Michelle if Danny is cruel and heartless and capable of murder and she tells Doris that he is not, it wasn’t like that. Doris asks if Michelle capable of murder and she admits that she is. (See my comments) Doris goes on to tell how Michelle killed Mick, Carmen’s first-born son and Ross objects. Doris asks Michelle what she used to kill Mick. Michelle says a rock in self-defense and again Ross objects. Doris: “Mrs. Santos, you must be one special lady. There’s a lot of people being killed to keep you safe.” First Mick and then Carmen and asks how many Santos members she and her husband have killed and tells her that at this rate only Michelle, Danny and the baby will be left. Danny jumps up and tells Doris to come after him instead of his wife. Gus tells Frank and Harley that Danny is making this too easy. Harley thinks Michelle knows something. Michelle mentions the body not being Carmen’s and Doris asks Michelle if she is an expert witness to prove the body isn’t Carmen’s. Doris says all they have is her devotion to her husband and tells her to show her something else. Michelle holds up the dental file and says she does have proof and begs her to ask about these files. Doris tells the Judge that she isn’t going to hear from Michelle that way. Ross asks to approach the judge. Michelle has evidence and Doris objects. The judge asks to see the file. Gus wonders what they are doing. The judge calls a brief recess to examine the evidence. Doris asks Gus if there is something she should know. Danny wonders what is going on and Ross says Michelle earned a big Mother’s Day present next year. Court reconvenes and Michelle shows Doris a copy of Carmen’s dental records, which could be verified by Dr. Fisher and how they are totally different from the ones the police used to identify Carmen’s body. She tells the jury that there has been a switch and Doris will have to ask their investigators how that happened. Ross asks Michelle what it means if the dental records don’t match. She says the body isn’t Carmen’s. There is a lot of talking in the courtroom and the judge adjourns for the day. Harley asks Gus what he did and he tells her that he is sure the body is Carmen’s.

https://youtu.be/6ve_a0PW-is (Part 1)

https://youtu.be/vmVg_RtYqtE (Part 2)

https://youtu.be/vpLptijRikY(Alternate shorter version)

My Comments:

This short recess thing seems strange to me. I could see if she was late for the regular time of recess, but if someone thought they had a certain amount of time to be gone and they didn’t tell everyone not to leave I don’t see how it could not be OK to be a little late. 

I wonder if Michelle took the name Wanda from the Lewis family secretary. She should know Wanda. Michelle made a mistake getting the file herself. It was coming anyway and it broke the chain of evidence for her to get the X-Rays and they would have been thrown out, although the dentist still could testify. Wanda is a fun sidebar though. Still I’d think Ross would have another witness. Rick maybe or Ray?

Blake’s stuff is important, but not as important as she thinks. Sadly they never do make Gus Aitoro really Miguel Santos, Jr. :( 

I like Michelle’s speech although I wish she’d thrown in more specifics in her anti-bigotry pitch. The one name she does drop is Jose Marti and how Danny and her read his poetry. A line that would have a lot more power if they’d actually SHOWN them doing that at some point. Also it would have been nice to have them show Michelle have some kind of attempt to celebrate Hispanic culture. Of course they don’t exactly pull out the Wagner operas either (the Bauers are German, Michelle is 3rd generation born in this country).

I don’t think it’s right they call what Michelle did to Mick was murder, it was declared self-defense. “He was coming on to you” that is a terrible thing to equate with rape.

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.


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