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This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture! Essay 16

May 6, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From The Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #16


“This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture!”
(Written after the March 18th episode)

By BettyM — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Jen L. wrote … I suspect I’ll catch a lot of grief for this post, but Friday’s episode brought something into focus for me: Danny’s character is certainly complex. We all seem to agree that he is not all good or all bad, but much more realistic and three-dimensional than that. However, lately his “complexity” has become simple volatility … he flips from tenderness to rage on a dime.

Friday I was reminded of my own sometimes petulant 22-month-old son when Danny refused to even talk things out with Michelle and declared that he couldn’t even look at her right then. Give me a break! Adults don’t act this way — children do! That scene in particular seemed forced to me — Danny’s usually complex character was sacrificed (and made unidimensional), in my opinion, to advance the story line and give Danny an excuse for sleeping with Drew.

I hope that the writers realize this kind of emotion without more substantive motivation is not any more interesting than watching TWV try to drum up emotions he obviously doesn’t feel.

In response, BettyM had an interesting opposing point of view to offer …. No, you won’t catch grief, but I strongly disagree. It’s just my humble opinion, but you are making a mistake I think many fans do with Danny — ever since we’ve seen his ‘sweet’ side, some people see him as a normal guy who does normal leading man good guy stuff. He is not!

Danny is not Ozzie, and Michelle is not Harriet! This is a mafia prince who, I repeat, was trained to be and is in blood, steely, a trained killer, perhaps, and certainly ruthless; a passionate man, a man who has been raised in a volatile “blood-simple-don’t-tread-on-me” culture, a cobra taught to bite into the heel that stomps it. It ain’t pretty, but he isn’t Matt Reardon!

As he told Michelle, he put his ass on the line for her. His ass is still on the line for her, and I think many folks have forgotten that at this moment, he is expected to still take care of Michelle! Everyone keeps forgetting what Danny is, due to having seen his sweeter side, as though a man like Danny simply says, “oh gosh, honey bunch, next time you feel like turning me into the F.B.I., my feelings will be hurt, so buy me a tie, instead.”

I’m sure Danny resents even Michelle putting him on the spot, and in a situation where he not only almost messed up the people to whom he’s responsible; but has to now do something about her! Added to that, a large part of Danny’s anger was understandable passion and male ego, a sense that he wishes Michelle would look at him like Jesse, and her indications have been that she finds him unappealing, nay, recoil-worthy.

Some of his anger, was as he said, he knows she feels so contemptible of him, she didn’t care. He simply doesn’t trust her — all she’s done, for her understandable reasons, is lie, and that was why he said, on the dance floor, “don’t tell me you did it, because you love me, because I don’t know what I would do to you.”

See, he simply thinks she’s full of it, when it comes to him! He did not/does not/never did trust her feelings for him; Michelle, understandably uncertain, gave him every indication that she did find him recoil-worthy; so I understand where both [of them] are coming from.

BettyM

 

Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction Essay 15

April 17, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #15


“Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction”

By kristi — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle’s confession would have been shocking enough any day but at least the last few weeks (only days in Springfield) Danny’d been grappling with the possibility of betrayal on Michelle’s part. He was more or less preparing himself for it. And if she’d told him this (that she’d called the F.B.I.) when she was trying to hold him off from going to the docks, when he was imploring her to stop and tell him what was going on (I loved Paul Anthony Stewart’s quiet delivery here – it was perfect for that moment), she might have gotten a better reaction, maybe even forgiveness.

Danny wasn’t prepared at all this time. He was back to worshiping Michelle and opening himself up to her. He was also probably whip-lashing himself for having believed his mother over his wife, for what he thought was his own betrayal. Poor Michelle couldn’t have picked up a worse moment to confess, in my opinion, but I believe she got too caught up in that suspended moment of the dance (when they got closer to each other like never before, when there was that brief union of the souls – someone described that dance for me last night and it sounded like a lovemaking dance to my ears) to fully realize the impact it would have on Danny.

I think we’ll get to see a lot of what you expected from Danny in the coming weeks, after the shock has had time to wear off. Actually, the spoilers seem to indicate that he understands where she was coming from, why she’d called the F.B.I., otherwise why would he offer her the greatest gift possible? From his point of view of Michelle’s situation, of course, he doesn’t know she wants to stay married, have another chance, all he knows is that she felt trapped enough to betray him in that way. And he’s offering her (probably) a one-way out ticket, and it’s not death this time.

kristi

 

Bottled With Love

April 13, 2019

Bethany Joy Lenz (then credited as Joie Lenz), our dearly beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4, has been busy on the Hallmark Channel. Catch up about how she is described on their website,

Bethany Joy in a yellow dress

Bottle With Love Plot

Lenz is just ready to debut in her fourth movie with the Hallmark Channel since 2017. Previously she starred in Snowed-Inn Christmas, Royal Matchmaker, and Poinsettias for Christmas.  This movie is called Bottled With Love. Hallmark puts a lot of extras on their movie websites so play around with it.

“After being stood up, Abbey gets inspired to open her heart in a letter, put it in a bottle and toss it out to sea. Months later, a man fishing discovers it and opts to reach out. Starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker.”

From there it seems to follow the story of The Shop Around the Corner were they meet in real life and don’t get along where they communicate via letter/e-mail and after they meet one of them discovers the identity of the other, will they get together or not?

Interview

Here’s the Interview with Lenz.

https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/bottled-with-love/videos/interviews-bottled-with-love-the-movie

Here’s a joint interview of Lenz and Walker on Home and Family.

https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/videos/andrew-walker-and-bethany-joy-lenz-home-and-family

It’s a Family

Peter Porte (Ricky Williams on The Young and the Restless) has made several Hallmark movies and was interviewed in the October 22, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He describes making Hallmark movies this way:

“They’re an incredible network,” Porte declares. “It really is like a family. They take very good care of everyone. It’s a very close-knit, family approach to television. It’s doing exceptionally well because in our current climate, people are starved for something they can watch with their whole family that is going to make them feel instantly good.”

Debut

I’m sure we all support Bethany and I hope you’ll catch either the premiere or the rerun. Catch Bottled With Love on the Hallmark Channel Saturday April 13 8:00 PM eastern / 7:00 central. Lenz and Walker are going to be hosting the movie during the commercial breaks.

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.

Nancy St. Alban Featured in Epclusa Commercial 2019

February 28, 2019

Thanks to my Quola loving cousin, JewelSam, here is a new commercial featuring Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5). I hadn’t seen the full version of this, but she spotted Nancy and let me know. Nancy‘s last national commercial was a short run for Subway years ago. We’re very glad to see her again and hope to see her again soon.

Nancy St. Alban in "Print" Ad

What’s it for? “EPCLUSA has an overall cure rate of 98% across all 6 main types of hepatitis C (Hep C).

This is the long version of this commercial. Nancy is the first person at the beginning of the commercial and appears again as I think a realtor at 40 seconds into the commercial.

This is a much clearer version, but it wouldn’t embed.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/I6uj/epclusa-hepatitis-c-medication

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.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 by Robansuefarm

December 20, 2018

Author’s Note: We pick up the story from the first day of Bauer BBQ 2018.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 by Robansuefarm

Scene 3

The kids were already out around the flagpole. Robbie opened the correctly folded flag and put the hooks in the grommets being careful to keep the flag off the ground. Hope came up on the group. “Hello children. I’m so glad to see you all here. I remember when I was a little girl. Papa Bauer would gather us all up and tell us how grateful he was to have come to America. It wasn’t something to take for granted and that we owed it to this country to do our best to make it a better place. That’s quite a legacy to take on children, but I’m sure that someday you’ll be able to say you remember when Ed and Rick and Michelle were here urging you to pass this legacy along. There is a poem that has always been a family favorite, “A Creed” by Edwin Markham:

There is a destiny that makes us brothers:

None goes his way alone:

All that we send into the lives of others

Comes back into our own.

I care not what his temples or his creeds,

One thing holds firm and fast –

That into his fateful heap of days and deeds

The soul of a man is cast.

Rick, irritated that his place as storyteller was being usurped, broke in. “Raising the flag is always how we start the Bauer BBQ. We remember how grateful we are, for this country for its freedom, for its second chances, for each other. Robbie, raise the flag and LET’S START THIS BBQ!”

After the flag was raised the children gathered around Hope wanting to know who Hope was and how she knew the Papa Bauer that Rick and Michelle could only describe as a second-hand memory. **

Rick continued to be annoyed that Hope was getting this much attention and headed back to the kitchen to take charge of the prep after this was the Bauer BBQ and he was a god during the Bauer BBQ*. After a little bit most of the children followed after Rick, but a few remained by Hope.

Hope Bauer Spaulding turned to her namesake. “And is this big girl Hope? I’d recognize you anywhere. You have the best name ever…. And who is this?” She turned to the younger girl next to young Hope who had also stuck around and bent down to her level. She smiled warmly at her.

Hope said, “This is my friend Peyton.”

The older Hope’s face faltered for a second. “Peyton….you’re…you’re Alan’s daughter.”

Peyton nodded.

Hope broke into a breath-taking smile. “I loved your father very much. He was a wonderful man. I’m so glad I’m going to get a chance to tell you all about him.”

Hope took Hope by one hand and Peyton by the other and lead them back to the house while A-M looked on worriedly.

* That’s a reference to the line in Overboard.

** Rick was born before Papa Bauer died, but he was only 3 or so, so I doubt he remembers anything. Michelle wouldn’t be born for over 10 years after he died. Mike had Hope well before Ed had any children.

Scene 4

Rick came into the kitchen from the patio side. He strode across the room, picked up and put on his Bauer Power apron. Leah came in and walked over to give her dad a hug. She pushed back and put on a mock serious expression. “Dad, did you mange to stay out of trouble last night while I was over at Michelle and Danny’s?”

Rick looked play hurt. “Honey, I NEVER get into trouble. You KNOW that.”

Leah cocked an eyebrow at Rick, her face full of doubt.

Then they both burst out laughing and hugged again. “So, honey, did YOU get into any trouble last night?”

Leah walked over to the refrigerator and started to get out containers of ketchup and mustard to fill them up. “I didn’t, but Clarissa did.”

Rick looked concerned. “What happened?”

Leah shrugged, “I don’t know. Mikey said his first word…”

Rick nodded. “I know. Danny texted me. And then Michelle texted me. And then Danny texted again with photo.”

“Well, he said Da-da and everyone was excited. Clarissa ran out to look for Robbie and when she came back she was crying and wanted to go home. I hope she’s OK. I like Clarissa. I don’t know what she always saw in Robbie though.”

“That’s because to you he’s only a cousin. He’s got the Bauer good looks, the Bauer charm….” Rick pulled an exaggerated charming face. “I don’t know what he got from his dad.”

“Dad, be nice. Are you ready to put on ‘The Hat’?”

“More than ready, let’s get this BBQ prep up to full speed!”

Rick bent down a little and let Leah put “The Hat” on his head as their special father-daughter moment.

Scene 5

Jude had started following Rick in, but he knew putting on the hat was always Leah’s special moment. He hung back, but thought after he’d given them a minute he’d go on in and ask what he could do to help. Mindy was outside working on some of their decorations. She saw Judy hanging back near the door.

Mindy climbed down the ladder and came over to Jude. “Is something wrong, Jude?”

He flashed her a resentful look. She wasn’t his mother. What right did she have thinking she had anything to do with him?

“Nothing’s wrong. I’m just giving Leah some time with her dad. She’s got to put on the hat.”

“Jude, he’s your dad, too. I’m sure he’d want to include you in it.”

Jude gestured widely. “Is he? When we should have been coming up with our special things, Mom had me over in Greece, shut away from everyone. Gus died and she shut down. Dad sure didn’t do anything to get me back.”

Mindy looked on troubled. “Jude, you shouldn’t feel like that. Harley made sure your dad couldn’t find you, not for years, and when he found out he begged Harley to let you come visit. He wanted you, but Harley was out of reach by law. She finally sent you back a few times, but he didn’t think he could keep you without Harley’s say so. You’ve got to understand how hard it was on him being separated from you….You not being here. That’s NOT something Rick did. It’s not something he wanted.”

“Dad has something special with Leah, with MJ, even with Kevin. But not with me.”

“Honey, sure you do. Remember last year it was you that your dad wanted to help with the Bauer Burgers, wasn’t it?”

“Yes, I guess so.”

“Right. And you were the one that your dad took fishing up at the cabin, wasn’t it?”

“Yes.” Jude’s face brightened.

“And didn’t your dad show up at your big end of the year school band concert?”

Jude’s face clouded again. “No, no he didn’t. There was an emergency at the hospital and he couldn’t come.”

“That’s right. It was just me and Michelle. Well…your dad WANTED to be there. I’m sure he wants you involved today. Why don’t you go on into the kitchen and see what he wants you to do? I know you’ll be a big help.”

“All right,” Jude said hesitantly and dragging his feet he headed into the kitchen.

Mindy smiled watching Jude go. Maybe he was starting to think of her as a mother after all.

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.

Birthday Card 2018

December 12, 2018

Every year my cousin helps deliver a present and card for me from Danny and Michelle. It’s been a couple of months, but here it is.

And here is their report from this summer.

handwritten note in a card

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.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

December 11, 2018

Author’s Note: Here’s a summary of things you should know about before we continue our Bauer BBQ fanfic.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

Since Matt (who is calling himself MJ now to help distinguish himself from Matt Reardon) had claimed the Bauer garage apartment, the gang of kids were all staying at Manny’s Laurel Falls house the night before the 4th. It had been a busy, noisy day. They had broken up into groups. Clarissa had been playing with baby Mikey. Michelle was sitting on the floor by the couch surrounded by the rest of the pack of kids. They were watching Mikey crawling around the floor. Danny walked into the room. (Note: I’m not sure that the timing of this story fits development wise, but it works well for the story so swallow if you need to.)

“What’s going on in here?” He cocked his eyebrow at the group.

Little Billy jumped up and down, “We’re having a baby race!”

Dani interrupted, “Lily isn’t a baby anymore!”

“Close enough! We’re racing Mikey and Lily and see who can crawl to the end of the couch first!”

“Lily will always win because she’s a girl.”

“She’s bigger.”

“You just said she’s a baby.”

“Cut that out.” Danny reached down and picked up Mikey. “I don’t think I want my son…”

“OUR son….,” Michelle cut in.

“OUR son to be raced like a horse.”

Hope giggled, “Daddy is afraid of horses. He didn’t want me to have riding lessons.” (Note: See A Typical House fanfic)

Dani turned on her sister. “Daddy isn’t afraid of anything!”

Danny told his children, “There are some things that it makes sense to be afraid of, but while Daddy and Mommy are around to take care of you, you don’t need to be afraid of anything. Daddy and Mommy will take care of you.” He repeated to Mikey making baby faces, “Daddy will take care of you, yes, Daddy will take care of you.”

Mikey looked at him, smiled, tilted his head, and said, “Da-da.”

Danny looked with wonder at his son and then his wife who had jumped up beside him. “What did you say, Mikey? Say that again.”

Danny tried to get him to say it again. “Da-da. Say that again Da-da. Da-da.”

Mikey chewed his fist and then laughed. Then while everybody held their breath to listen he said, “Da-da.”

Everybody cheered and clapped.

*****Commercial Break*****

Meanwhile Robbie had taken Sarah outside to walk over to the falls.

“Robbie, are you sure it’s OK we’re out here? Your dad is always so strict about knowing where you are.”

“That happens when two of your kids have been kidnapped. He’s just worried about us. Over protective…but I wouldn’t bring you out here if I didn’t think it was safe.”

“I know you wouldn’t. I trust you.”

Robbie smiled shyly and “You know my folks built the house here because when Mom was a little girl Grandma Maureen used to bring her here. She used to dream of a handsome prince coming to marry her and then my Dad did. They got married here – twice. They dreamed of building a house here and they finally did when we moved back from California.”

“That’s very romantic…..Do you miss California ever?”

“No, I’m glad we moved back here. Springfield is special. I’m glad to be back here with family ….and if I we hadn’t moved back I wouldn’t have met you.”

“I’m glad you moved back.”

Robbie took Sarah’s hand and turned her to face him. Slowly, softly, sweetly, he leaned in and kissed her on the lips.

Just then Clarissa came running down from the house to tell Robbie the good news about Mikey saying his first word. At the sight of Rorah kissing her face fell, and blindly she ran back to the house. She found Michelle choking back the tears she said, “Please take me home. I just want to go home.”

Michelle hugged her. “Sure, honey, I’ll take you home.” She cast troubled eyes at Danny. Who shrugged puzzled. “Go on, take her home. I’ve got this.”

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.

Since Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm

December 9, 2018

Author’s Note: Here’s a summary of things you should know about before we continue our Bauer BBQ fanfic.

Since Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm

Previously on Guiding Light

Since last year’s Bauer BBQ:

Again there are other stories going on and I’m sure your favorite characters have a juicy one – please write it and share – but these are the ones that will be touched on at the BBQ this year.

Last BBQ people were concerned about how controlling Danny was being towards Michelle, but we discovered that he was just being overprotective because Michelle was pregnant. Christmas 2017 Michelle had Michael Ross Santos at the Bauer Cabin. Since she had been born at the Bauer cabin too, Clarissa was chosen as Mikey’s godmother. Rick is the godfather (another child connection and another child that Rick had that Mindy didn’t). Clarissa had taken her job seriously and had spent a lot of time babysitting. Robbie and Clarissa were getting closer just from spending time together. A month ago she made a move and kissed Robbie. He kissed her back, but then broke it off and said he wanted to just stay friends for now.

Beth had hosted an art auction as a fund raiser for the Lizzie Spaulding Cancer Foundation at the 2017 BBQ. One of the paintings was from the Spaulding attic. It featured a painting of a lighthouse. A woman with black hair pulled into a tight bun named Obrecht was after the painting. After a lot of excitement we learned that Alan’s father Brandon had gotten ahold of a map showing where the Germans hid the famous Amber Room. He had hidden it in the canvas of the painting. Eventually it all came out, but the expert that the FBI had brought in to confirm the find had stolen it instead, refusing to let it be returned to the “criminal government” of Russia. He’s still out there and with him probably the last chance to recover a masterpiece.

Last year Vanessa and Billy were on the outs because he’d suggested she retire from WSPR. She took that to mean both that she was old and that she should give up on Dinah. They talked it out and Vanessa promised to think about it. Since then she SEMI-retired and, after some wrangling with other contenders, Kat Speakes Frazier had gotten the job of station manager. Originally it was supposed to be a short term position while her husband Paul and the boys stayed in Chicago, but now Kat wants to stay in Springfield, will her husband follow her or not?

Matt and his wife Joni, Maureen’s old drama teacher, were separated, but reconnected. They renewed their vows in a destination wedding at the Chicago Skydeck http://theskydeck.com/ (courtesy of a partnership with Choose Chicago – their tourism bureau). They had a tour around Chicago honeymoon montage. In the same episode Kat and her husband Paul had a fight in front of the Chicago “bean” aka Cloud Gate. https://theclare.com/chicago-bean-history-inside-story-behind-cloud-gate/

Rocky Cooper has made a big hit with Towers. He’s still closest with Lucy, but has grown closer to Frank and has become very protective with Frankie and Hank even though he doesn’t trust Marina. None of that means he’s given up on his plan to destroy his father. It’s been slow going, but the hatred is still there and he’s still determined.

TPTB totally dropped the promising romance between Jason Marler and Molly Spaulding…. Gotcha ya! No TIIC here. And while Jason Marler has still been struggling to find a new plan for his life and Molly has been struggling to redefine her relationship with her father as an adult they have been growing closer. They’ve been secretly meeting at the lighthouse with Michelle’s full knowledge and consent. If there’s anything she knows about is falling in love with someone your family doesn’t approve of.

Kevin has been mostly off screen this last year. He has worked with Rick on research, but we haven’t seen him very much while he was off at college. There are rumors he’s coming on contract – will he?

Rick and Annie Dutton’s son MJ Wilson moved into the Bauer Garage Apartment. He and Rick have slowly been building a relationship. However, MJ has only given Mindy a cold shoulder. Rick suddenly having another child has been hard on Mindy particularly because he doesn’t want anything to do with her. It’s also been hard on Jude as Rick is making extra efforts to make up from never having been a part of MJ’s life, Jude feels that he should be getting that sort of attention since Harley had taken him away to Greece. Mindy hoped that with Harley still out of the country that Jude would turn to her for parental support, but Mindy has leaned on her relationship with Rusty and Jude hostilely suspects she is getting ready to cheat on his dad.

After the food fight Cyrus and Marina continued to finish the project they were on. They were more circumspect and formal in their relationship trying to avoid being alone together. They each have worked on reconnecting with their respective spouses, but the pull is still there.

Like other couples, other years, Blake and Frank are finding themselves at odds going into the BBQ. Although they’ve been living together in a new house with a yard and raising Frankie as a team, they’ve never married. Lately Frank has been talking about marriage more and more, but Blake is resistant.

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.

December 2017 January 2018 Episodes by Robansuefarm

December 8, 2018

Author’s Note: This is part of my year in Guiding Light stories to make Bauer BBQ 2018 make sense. I haven’t had time to write out full episodes for the whole year so this is sort of a summing up with a couple of key scenes. This year’s story I’ve tried to make them more like a TV show with even comments on behind the scenes stuff.

It actually took both me and the Marony story longer than we thought to have Michelle have the baby. But she finally had it December 2017. Here is the post from when I decided on the name. https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/stork-announces-new-baby/

December 2017 January 2018 Episodes by Robansuefarm

Prequel Christmas Eve

The Christmas Episode – Rick has now taken over Ross’ old job of narrating the episode. – Very Short Version

“’Twas the night before Christmas and all over Springfield the snow has been falling, All over Springfield friends have been calling.”

Michelle is a couple of weeks before her due date. Michelle’s friends have been working on making sure the Christmas stuff gets done for their kids and Danny has taken Michelle away for a couple of days to make sure she doesn’t overtax with the baby coming so soon. They’ve had a lovely few days. They walked in the snow hand in hand. They made a snowman. They took a bubble bath together. They talked about many beautiful memories and how they feel about each other. And they made love, lots and lots of times. They had meant to head home that morning because it was starting to snow, but as they packed up Michelle’s water broke. Danny wasn’t going to drive her down the mountain in snow in labor. So he started calling their friends on a cell phone. It’s Christmas and people are busy doing things for the holiday. As Danny calls he gets people who have left their phones and walked off, he left messages on answering machines, when he got someone it would crackle so they couldn’t hear him. Meanwhile he’s breathing with Michelle and coaching her through Lamaze. In a very touching moment, Danny delivers the baby.

“Senora Santos, I’m very pleased to introduce you to our newest son.”

They are both smiling, laughing, and happy crying.

Suddenly people who had been getting their messages started showing up. The latest being Bill who brought Dr. Bhattacharjee up who shooed everyone away when she showed up, giving both mother and baby a clean bill of health. Blake had brought Clarissa and Michelle pulled her over and asked her to be the baby’s godmother since she too was born at the cabin. She took the baby and smiled, wondering at the baby. When she looked up the baby’s older brother was beaming at her. (That’s for the Clarissa/Robbie fans.)

*****EPISODE BREAK******

A few days later…. After the New Year’s party episodes.

Danny is bringing Michelle in to their house at Laurel Falls, carrying her in his arms. He walked her over and put her on the couch. He went back out and brought in the baby in a carrier. “There we go.” He puts the carrier on their coffee table and then snuggles up to Michelle. “How’s that?”

Michelle cuddles up with her eyes closed. “Mmmmm. It’s perfect.”

“Es la perfección.” *

“I’m so glad Rick offered to take the rest of the kids for tonight.”

“I don’t know that we need ‘bonding time’ like Mindy called it, but I’m always glad to have time with you and the new little peanut.”

Michelle opened her eyes and smiled at her son. “He’s such a happy, bubbly baby.”

“He’s going to be smart just like his mom.”

“He’s going to be clever and strong just like his dad.”

“We can’t just keep calling him peanut. What are we going to call him?”

“How about William after Bill, he is my best friend. And it would be after my dad and grandfather too.”

“That’s right. Your dad is legally William Edward isn’t he….I don’t know though. Besides your dad we’ve got Bill, Billy, Little Billy, I think there are enough Billys in this town….and if Billy is right about Danielle and Little Billy, it could get to be confusing.”

“OK, do you have a name in mind?”

“How about Ray?”

“Ray?”

“Yea, Ray. He is MY best friend as well as my cousin and it isn’t like he’s going to have a son to carry on his name.”

“If there are too many Billys around town, there are too many Rays. I swear half the boys in Catechism are either Ray or something Raymond. Father Ray is a beloved priest, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about there not being a Ray.”

“Who then?”

Michelle looked deep in thought. “You know having this little fellow, it reminded me of when we first had Robbie. Hear me out here, but what about Ross?”

“Ross?” Danny made a face.

“I know you think about all that bad stuff about the election first, but Ross was a lot more than that. He was Dad’s best friend and he really stepped in for Rick and me when Dad was gone in Africa. When Carmen tried to frame me and then you for murder, I’m not sure we would have gotten through that if it hadn’t been for Ross. I think it would mean a lot to Blake, too. A signal of forgiveness.”

“If that’s what you want sweetheart. You’re right we do owe Ross an awful lot, but how about Ross is his middle name.”

Kissing.

More Kissing.

Michelle breaks off, “So he still needs a first name.”

“Do you have an idea for that too?”

“Nothing that I can think of sounds quite right.”

Danny sat up pulling Michelle with him and up onto his lap. “Babies do have a way of making you think back as much as they make you think ahead. I’ve been thinking back. If you asked me when I was a kid what I would name my son, I would have said Miguel. I thought my Dad was a hero, that it would be honoring my son to name him after my father. What a joke.”

Michelle moved to rub Danny’s back. “It isn’t a joke. You may not be able to look up to your dad anymore, but it inspired you to become the man you’ve become. There’s nothing funny about that.”

“I wish though he had really been someone to respect. Like your Uncle Mike. Someone stand up that we could trust Robbie with when we were in trouble.”

“That’s it!”

“What’s it?”

“The baby’s name. Fredrich-Fredrick-Fredrico!”

“Honey, we already called Robbie….”

“I know, but we could do that again. Miguel is the Spanish form of Michael, right? We could name him Michael. That way we could name him after Uncle Mike, but also remember what you used to think your father was. Rick will approve too, there’s something about Rick that makes you think of the name Michael.”

“Michael Ross Santos.” Danny answered Michelle’s smile with a grin.” “Like I said, “Es la perfección.”

*NOTE: Es la perfección is It’s perfection in Spanish. *

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.

November Episodes – 2017 by Robansuefarm

December 7, 2018

Author’s Note: This is part of my year in Guiding Light stories to make Bauer BBQ 2018 make sense. I haven’t had time to write out full episodes for the whole year so this is sort of a summing up with a couple of key scenes. This year’s story I’ve tried to make them more like a TV show with even comments on behind the scenes stuff.

November Episodes – 2017 by Robansuefarm

The Thanksgiving episodes – Thanks to Bizzie’s new determination to make Thanksgiving a big Lewis family thing the Lewis, Spaulding, and Bauer families are having Thanksgiving together at the Bizzie house with many heartwarming scenes.

The Coopers however are having their meal at Towers. Rocky is a chef who earned his way up through the ranks of London’s culinary world. He came to Springfield to not only reclaim his birthright of a place in the Cooper family and in Springfield, but also to take over Towers as his new signature restaurant.

Towers with Rocky is even more popular than it was before with people driving in from Chicago and around the region to eat there. They’ve done some lovely stuff with plating and classes and a chef’s table which helped bring about a pretty epic food fight between Mel and Marina. Mel and Cyrus are still together and so are Marina and Shayne, but Marina is tired of having always to just be the mom and thinks life with Shayne has gotten staid and boring. Mel and Cyrus had a kid fairly soon after they got together and Cyrus is likewise tiring of domestic life. They got put on a PTA committee together and working together they grew closer remembering the fire and the excitement of their relationship. So far it hasn’t gone farther than talking and smoldering looks, but they have both been put in position that they took each other’s part over their respective spouses. This has caused tension between all of them and lead to that epic food fight.

(Off screen they’ve started a short online cooking show with Rocky’s actor, another rotating actor from the show and a real chef. It comes out once a week and that dish will appear somewhere on the show during that week. Send in where the dishes appeared for four weeks and get entered in a drawing to appear on the online show during the next month – no transportation costs included one night hotel is included if accepted to come.)

Rocky was working on getting the big Thanksgiving Meal ready for the Cooper family and their other patrons. He told his staff that he needed to be alone to work on his signature dish which he had really finished the night before. He slipped out of the Towers and down to Company. He found the place closed (tell me again how they stay in business?), but Buzz was there finishing cleaning up from orders people had ordered something to take along to their various gatherings. They were all picked up now.

“Hello, Dad.”

“Oh, Rocky, I didn’t see you there. You scared me.”

“Maybe I should.” Derision dripped from his tone.

“What? What do you mean? What’s wrong with you?”

A smirk curled Rocky’s lips. “That’s funny. That’s REALLY funny. I used to ask myself that same question when I was growing up. What was wrong with me? Why didn’t my own father want me? You sent me to Mom’s family, but they didn’t want me. They barely wanted HER. For years, FOR YEARS, I waited for you to send for me. None of my FAMILY wanted me. That is except for Lucy. Lucy and Alan-Michael when they were over in Europe, Lucy used to call me and Coop every week. Used to come to see us or take us on a trip somewhere at least a month. Lucy was great.” His face had softened while he talked about Lucy, now it hardened again. “Then you called Coop home, but not me, never me. You didn’t even call and tell me about Coop’s dying before he was already buried.” Anger filled his voice, “You took away my last chance to see my brother.”

“Now, Rocky, Coop meant a lot to all of us when he died it was hard on all of us…”

“Hard? Hard? He and Lucy were the only family I ever had that actually gave a good damn about me. And you….you didn’t think I was worth a phone call when he died. Or Lucy either. Frank called Lucy and she called me. You certainly didn’t. It was all about you, all about YOUR pain. Well, the rest of us hurt too, pal. And we have to suck it up and go on.”

“Rocky, you never seemed to have a problem with me before. Where is all this coming from?”

“You know, I used to think it was something about me, but since I’ve been here, talked to people, it isn’t anything wrong about me at all. You dumped Frank and Harley and Nadine, and then you dumped Lucy, draining her savings on her way out, Coop and me, we were just the latest in a long line, but they all forgive you. Over and over and over again. You abandon them, you take loans on this place and you’ve lost it more than once. They forgive you. Well I don’t. I don’t forgive you for not saving Mom, for dumping us off on anyone you could, for caring a lot more that Cyrus was Mom’s kid than I was.” Rocky pulled out a gun.

“Woah! Woah! Woah! Let’s all calm now down. I saw you yesterday and you weren’t talking like this.”

Rocky held the gun on Buzz. “No, I wasn’t. I’ve been very good at pretending I forgive you, too. I was waiting until I could get you alone.” He cocks the gun.

*****Commercial Break******

Rocky pulled the trigger….on an empty chamber. “Oh, don’t worry. I’m not going to shoot you. That would be too quick. You’re going to suffer. You have to pay for all you did, not just to me, but to everybody who was ever stupid enough to love you.” He put the gun back in its holster. He walked about the room picking up this and putting it down. No longer looking at his father.

“Just what are you going to do?”

“You probably never watched much British television, did you?”

“What?! No, but Rocky you’ve got it all wrong, I loved…”

“You should have you know. Sometimes you can get the most interesting ideas off television. One of my favorite shows had an episode where the hero tells the prime minister, he can bring down her government by whispering four words. So that’s all I’m going to do. I’m going to tell you that I’m bringing you down with 4 words.” He leaned close, looked his father right in the eye, and whispered, “I don’t forgive you.”

Rocky left. Leaving a flustered Buzz behind and returns to the Towers kitchen without anyone knowing he was gone.

Buzz had told Frank about it at once, but Rocky had denied it and his staff backed up that he’d never left. Rocky seemed very concerned that Buzz was hallucinating, but when no one was looking he smiled to himself.

*****Episode Break*****

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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