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Something About You – Part 29 by ShellyLynn

May 22, 2015

Republisher’s Note: Michelle is afraid of Bill’s plan.

Something About You – Part 29 by ShellyLynn

Danny awoke the next morning with a smile on his face. Never before had he experienced something so glorious, so special. Michelle was right, the previous night had been perfect. He rolled over to his side, expecting the beautiful creature he’d made love to the night before to be sleeping alongside him, but all he found were warm, empty sheets.

“Michelle?” he said aloud, waiting for a response. When he didn’t get one, he rose up out of bed and stepped into his discarded pair of pants from the previous day. As he walked out of the room, he tried once more, “Michelle, sweetie?”

“I’m in the kitchen,” came the sweet reply, allowing him to release a sigh of relief. He wasn’t sure why he had gotten so tense at her absence, but something about the way she’d been acting lately still had him wondering if something was wrong. The way she had been so open and loving the past evening however, had served to lessen the warning signals going off inside his head considerably.

He made his way into the kitchen where he wrapped his arms around her waist. “Morning sexy,” he drawled, his deep voice vibrating in her ear and sending shivers down her spine in remembrance of their recent activities. He set his unshaven chin on her shoulder as he watched her cook.

“Good morning,” she grinned, turning in his arms to face him.

“Yes it is,” he smiled, taking a step back to look at her appreciatively in her simple, pink silk robe, his eyes darkening with desire.

She slapped him playfully on the shoulder, “Looks to me like someone needs a nice cold shower.”

“You bet,” he laughed, reaching for her hand, “Care to join me?”

She couldn’t help but smile at his happiness, so this is what it felt like to be hopelessly, desperately in love with another human being, she thought. “Actually,” she fought the urge to take him up on his offer, “as good as that sounds, I think we should both be dressed before Mikey comes out here.”

“Yeah,” he agreed reluctantly, coming down from the cloud he’d been on for the previoius twelve hours. “You’re probably right. I don’t really want him to know what is going on between us until I have a chance to sit down and talk with him about it, which I plan to do later when I take him home.”

“That’s a good idea,” she remarked idly, going back to working on breakfast as she cracked open an egg and let it slide into the frying pan.

“I was thinking,” he added, almost as an afterthought, “later tonight I’d like you to meet me at Laurel Falls for dinner.”

“McDonalds again?” she asked with a laugh, knowing from the look on his face that isn’t what he had in mind.

“No,” he grinned at her response, “something much more special than that.”

She could swear she felt her heart skip a beat as she fought to find her voice. “Of course, that sounds wonderful.”

“Meet me where we had our picnic last time, at 6?”

“I can’t wait,” she said seriously, letting herself get caught up in the moment as her thoughts of Bill and what he was trying to do sliding to the back of her mind.

She laughed, smacking his hand lightly as he stole the makings of her breakfast feast, “If you keep doing that, we’re not going to have anything left to eat for breakfast.”

He nodded his head and after taking another piece of freshly made bacon off the plate, he disappeared to go get ready for the day. “I won’t be hungry.”

She laughed as he departed, turning the radio on the counter to her favorite country station and going back to work on breakfast. Mikey would probably be up soon and she wanted everything to be ready for them to eat when he woke up.

A couple minutes later, a knock on the door interrupted her cooking and she went to answer it, wondering who would be at her door at 8:00 on a Sunday morning.

“Coming,” she said, making her way to the front door and looking through the glass to see the identity of her visitor.

“I have official documents to be delivered,” the man said, “to a… hold on… Danny Santos.”

She opened the door and stood before him, “He’s in the shower,” she said warily, her mind coming up with a list of possible options for the contents of the envelope before her. Unfortunately, none of them were good. “Can I sign for them?”

“I’m not suppose to let anyone sign for them other than Mr. Santos,” the man argued, holding the envelope tightly in his small, chubby hands.

“He’s not feeling very well, I don’t think he’ll be out for a while,” she says, whispering as though telling him a colossal secret. “but I’m his fiancee. I’m sure you could make an exception.”

“You’ll make sure he sees them right away?” he wavers, looking into her beautiful brown eyes. He thought this Mr. Santos must be one hell of a guy to have this beautiful creature ready to marry him.

“Of course,” she smiled flirtatously, anxious to get the papers and look at them before Danny returned.

“Here you go,” he relented, handing her the sheet to sign, “Please sign on line eleven.”

She hurriedly did as told and practically pushed the man out the door before ripping the envelope open and searching through the thick legal document for the reason behind it’s delivery. Finally, on page 4, she found in bold letters across the top, Legal Request for Formal Paternity Test.

“No,” she cried, sinking to the floor, “this can’t be happening.”

After several moments of self pity, she rose to her feet, a silent determination behind each step she took as she headed to the bedroom. She wasn’t going to let Bill get away with this that easily, she would fight him every step of the way and maybe, just maybe, she could find a way to keep Danny and Mikey safe at the same time.

She quickly changed and threw her hair up into a ponytail before returning to the kitchen and taking out a piece of stationary to write on. She knew that if she stayed, Danny would be able to tell she was upset, even if she managed to hide the fact that she’d been crying. He simply knew her too well. Besides, if she knew him, he would insist on going with her and this was something that she needed to do alone, if there was to be any chance that it might work. She scribbled out a simple message and left it on the kitchen counter with their finished breakfast.

Dear Danny,

I know that you’re probably worried to find me gone, but don’t, I’m fine. Something important came up that needs my immediate attention and I have to go now. Enjoy your breakfast and I’ll see you tonight,


She took out her cell-phone as she made her way to her car, “Can I please speak to Ed Bauer?”

“Do you have an appointment?” the voice on the other end asked formally, grating on Michelle’s nerves as she climbed into her car. She had never liked Ms. Rosen and right now, she was not the person Michelle wanted to speak to.

“No, I…”

“No one talks to Mr. Bauer without an appointment. Besides, he isn’t at the office today. Would you like to make one?”

“No,” Michelle sighed, surprised that for once, her father wasn’t working, “If he calls in, tell him his daughter would like to speak to him. It’s important.”

Something About You – Part 28 by ShellyLynn

May 21, 2015

Republisher’s Note: Despite the looming threat of Bill and her father, Michelle decides she needs to make love to Danny.

Something About You – Part 28 by ShellyLynn

Michelle and Danny sat in silence for a while longer, each enjoying the serenity and love they felt as they remained wrapped in each other’s arms. Finally, it was Michelle who broke the peace when she turned and looked into his dark eyes. “I love you, Danny,” she whispered reverently, not giving him time to respond before placing a soft kiss on his lips. He smiled in response and breathed a sigh of contentment.

“Say it again,” he requested, loving the way the words fell so effortlessly out of her beautiful rose colored lips.

“I love you,” she complied, her tone serious and contemplative. “More than you’ll ever know.” She leaned forward and before he could react to her statement, her mouth captured his, her tongue gliding easily between his slightly parted lips to duel with his own.

“Michelle…” he gasped, pulling away from the intensity of the kiss to look into her eyes.

“I want you, Danny,” she said without hesitation, wondering where all of her newfound bravado came from. The fact was, she was nervous, not about making love, but about everything that it meant and the place it would forever hold in her heart. As much as she knew that she couldn’t waste another moment or live another day without being one with the man who so easily captured her heart, she knew that the connection they had forged would only be made stronger by the intimacy, making her decisions all the more difficult to handle. “I want you to make love to me.”

“Michelle?” he repeated through his labored breathing, this time in the form a question. Did she really mean what she was saying? Was she ready for that? Was it really the right time for them? So many questions flooded his head and the first one he could latch onto came tumbling nonsensically out of his mouth, “I thought… you uh… wanted to wait?”

She reached for his hand and pulled it up to her face, kissing each knuckle before answering. “When I was younger, my mother always told me that the most amazing experience of your life is making love to someone who truly loves you, your soul mate. She always said when the perfect person came along I would just know it. I never understood what that would feel like, how I could be sure if someone were the one for me, but I do now, because I feel deep in my soul that it’s you. You’re my one. Maybe I wanted to wait because I wanted to see if you loved me enough to put my happiness before your physical needs or maybe it’s because I was scared, but I’m not scared anymore, Danny. I don’t want to go to bed another night without you beside me, or wake up again without being in your arms.”

Danny dropped his head as a silent tear escaped his eye and made a path down his cheek. “You know you don’t have to prove anything to me…”

“’I know… that’s not what this is about. I want this more than you know… I don’t want to waste one more precious minute of my life. I want to make the most of every second we have to spend together and I want more than anything to be yours in every sense of the word.”

She stood up then, reaching out her tiny hand to cup his chin. “Will you give me that gift? Will you make love to me?”

“I would love nothing more,” he replied, taking her hand and following her wordlessly through the apartment to her bedroom and shutting the door behind them.

As they stood in the room, facing one another, Danny reached out and tucked a loose curl behind her ears, “Do you know how amazing you are? I love you Michelle Bauer, more than I ever thought it was possible to love anyone.”

She reached down, hastily fumbling with the buttons of the green dress shirt she changed into when they first arrived back at her place, cursing herself for her stupidity in picking out the most difficult to remove blouse that she owned.

“Woah…” Danny laughed slightly, raising her chin to meet his eyes. “This isn’t a race, we have all the time in the world to do this right.”

She nodded her head, relaxing into his embrace and leaning her head against his chest. “This is one of the most important nights of our lives and there is no sense in rushing it. I want everything to be perfect for you.”

“It is perfect,” she smiled, finding her voice for the first time since entering the room. “Because I have you.”

He leaned down, capturing her mouth in a soft, yet sensuous kiss before moving her hair and using his lips to explore her neck. He could feel her tension dissipate more by the second and when he was sure she was fully relaxed he reached down and slowly unbuttoned her shirt with his nimble fingers, one button at a time, his lips delicately massaging each freshly uncovered area the thin material vacated. When the last button was undone, he slowly stepped back, reaching up to her shoulders and sliding the material down her arms and onto the carpet next to their feet.

“Are you sure about this?” he asked, searching her eyes for any glimpse of hesitation.

“I’ve never been more sure about anything,” she answered, slowly reaching for his shirt and pulling it from his pants. He reached down and grabbed the loose bottom of his shirt, pulling it over his head and tossing it to the side in her aid.

She delighted in the view, then reached out and ran her index finger down his muscular chest, admiring the way it rose and fell with each breath he took as he fought to retain control and take things slowly. He lifted his hand to lay against her cheek before running it down her side, raising goose bumps on her fevered flesh and causing her to giggle.

He reached around and placed his hand on her flat stomach before undoing the top button of her shorts and sliding down the zipper. He looked up at her and after receiving an encouraging nod, slid her shorts down her legs, leaving her in only her underclothes. “You’re perfect,” he whispered, kneeling down to trail kisses across her midsection. She gasped as his fingers found the sides of her string bikini and began to delicately, torturously tug on them, making her wet with anticipation. She stepped out of them and he pressed a finger to her most feminine area before removing it and sitting back on his feet. “Please, Danny,” she said, opening her eyes and looking down at him. “I don’t want you to stop.”

Danny didn’t need any more reassurance, he knew that she felt the same need, the same desire that he did. He slipped one arm under her legs and lifted her in the air, carrying her across the room and laying her on her queen size bed. He quickly divested himself of his pants before joining her atop the flowered comforter.

He took his time with her, acquainting her with the pleasures of lovemaking. He wasn’t exactly experienced, although this wasn’t his first time, but Michelle couldn’t have imagined a better, more gentle, loving, amazing partner to share herself with. Despite the slight soreness she experienced from her body’s acceptance of the new experience, she couldn’t remember a time in her life when she felt happier, more fulfilled than she did at that moment. As they reigned in their erratic breathing, Danny rolled off of her and pulled her up against his chest. “I love you, Michelle Bauer, and I will until the day I die.”

She wasn’t sure how she was going to do it, but somehow at that moment, she knew that she had to find a way for them to be happy. Even if it couldn’t be now, she knew that there was no way she could live the rest of her life without him. She would hold out hope that someday, no matter what happened between them, or how much she might be forced to hurt him, she would be able to return to this very place, falling asleep in his arms, right where she had always belonged.

Aftermath of Danny’s Murder Arrest June 14-18 2001

May 12, 2015

I’m throwing up my hands on this a little bit. The dates were off in where I find the dates to help divide up when the highlights aired. They are messed up to some extent for the next three weeks. It’s also hard to tell because these scenes are clearly from one soap “day” but could be spread over any number of episodes and I’m not sure at all that how I have it broken up falls on the proper days. Unfortunately the overall episode summaries for these weeks seem to have been written by people not very interested in Manny judging by the amount of information. The clips go farther than the description as I got it, but I’m guessing it was still on that Monday rather than later so I expanded it.

Thurs., June 14, 2001 – At Company: Frank calls Harley and tells her about Danny’s arrest and that Michelle is about to lose it. At the Springfield Police Department: Gus has Danny and Tony in cuffs. Tony: “Hey watch it with the shoving!” Ross comes in and Gus hands him the reports on why he arrested Danny. Ross laughs at Gus’s evidence. He wants to know when the alleged homicide took place and how Gus can prove a bullet was the cause of death? He tells Gus he jumped the gun and has tipped his hand. Later, he says it was partly bluff, but he makes a good show. Tony easily made bail and Danny tells Michelle that he is glad Tony got out. Michelle assures Danny that he, too, will be home tonight with his family. Danny isn’t so optimistic. Danny asks Michelle to let it go and just let Ross handle things from here on out. Danny: “Listen to me, you gotta listen to me. Ross will take care of me. We both know that Aitoro is going to try his damnest to nail me. We’re in for it. The biggest fight of our lives. Now honey, the most important thing to me. The only thing matters to me is that you and Robbie are all right. So please, please don’t do anything to jeopardize that….you’ve got to accept whatever happens…it might not be able to change it.” He wants her to promise not to do anything to jeopardize her and Robbie. An officer comes to lead Danny away. Michelle is crying. Michelle asks Tony how he is and he tells her that Russo provoked him. Tony wants to know what is up with Danny and Michelle tells him about Carmen’s death. An officer comes over to take Tony’s report and Michelle goes back over to Danny. She tells him Gus doesn’t have a case and everything will be okay soon. Ross comes over and tells Tony that he will get bail but he isn’t sure about Danny because they may consider him a flight risk. Michelle asks Ross if the case will hold up; she overheard him with Gus. Ross is glad she thought he was convincing because he was bluffing; Danny is in serious trouble. Ross tells them that he will set up a bail hearing for Tony. He tells them if they are able to get Danny bail it will be severe. At the Bauers: Meta is serving lunch to Ross. They are wondering if it will be possible to bail Danny out. Ross said he was able to get the bail hearing and arraignment moved up to today but the Judge will probably think Danny is a flight risk and deny bail. Michelle wants to get Danny out of jail as soon as she can. She thinks someone from the police or other mobster would kill him in there. Ross reminds Michelle that when she was on trial, Danny broke her out of prison and they went on the run for months. Ross says the judge will make a decision based on this case and will look at everything. Meta offers to talk to some friends who know the judge. Ross doesn’t want to encourage her. Michelle says Danny wouldn’t leave the country now that he has a family and two legitimate businesses. Ross tells them to keep their spirits up and he will see them all later. Michelle is leaving to get help for Danny. At the Springfield Police Department: Michelle is trying to talk Harley into doing anything she can for Danny because Harley knows Danny doesn’t deserve this and Harley has done her best to help Gus. They both know that Danny doesn’t belong in prison. Harley says the arraignment will be this afternoon and Harley has to attend in Gus’s place. Michelle says if she is really their friend, she can help Danny make bail. Harley says she is just presenting the facts; she doesn’t have control over bail. The prosecution will present Danny as a flight risk. Michelle to Harley: “You’ve seen Danny with Robbie. Do you think he’d abandon his own son? He’s not Danny Santos son of a mobster anymore. He’s a loving husband. He’s a wonderful father. He’s someone who has worked VERY hard to turn his life around. Doesn’t it count for anything?” Michelle says now that Danny is a father and gone straight he won’t run. She asks again for Harley’s help. Harley tells her she has to do her job. Michelle asks Harley if she thinks Danny will run and Harley tells her she doesn’t. Harley to Michelle about whether Danny is a flight risk: “I don’t think he’d leave you holding the bag.” She doesn’t think Danny would leave Michelle holding the bag. Michelle talks about Gus’s tactics and how Danny had plenty of time to run but he didn’t. Why would he run now? Michelle is asking Harley to do what is right. Harley says she is concerned about the evidence but she is also concerned about Gus’s vendetta. She will keep an open mind and do what she can. Rick is still playing with Robbie when Ross and Michelle walk in with Danny. Rick is surprised and they tell him that they had to put up everything, including Carmen’s house for collateral. Rick is glad Danny is home but wonders how Ross swung it. They tell Rick that Harley presented her evidence and when the Judge questioned her on her thoughts of Danny and whether he was a flight risk, she gave a glowing testimonial of a reformed person. Danny says he couldn’t believe it; he was ready to hate Harley forever after he learned she bugged the house but she really went to bat for him. Rick thinks Gus must really be angry with Harley now and wonders why she put herself out there like that. Danny tells him that Michelle appealed to her sense of fairness. Michelle gets Robbie and brings him over to his dad. Danny is so happy to be at home with his family. Danny to Robbie: “Boy, did I miss you. Hi, Tiger” – is this the first Tiger sighting? Ross tells him he is lucky to be there. Danny: “My beautiful wife is a miracle worker.” Michelle feels sorry for Harley now, having to deal with Gus. Ross tells Danny not to do anything to get his bail revoked. Ross warns Gus is not above entrapment. Danny: “I know how to be paranoid, right?” They will find out about the evidence at the indictment. Then they will find out if Gus is also going to charge Michelle. Ross wants to get home and start working. They all thank him as he leaves. (NOTE: This summary was dated Thurs., June 21, 2001 online, but it just has to be from Thurs., June 14, 2001) (Part 1) (Part 2)

Mon.,June 18, 2001 –  (I think these clips go on the 18th. It’s next in the clips, but there was only description of Harley and Rick today in the summary, but it doesn’t seem to fit with the 19th or 20th ever so I’m assuming it goes here.) Danny comes down from putting Robbie down for a nap and Danny wishes Michelle would stop stress cleaning (she’s lining the shelves) and take a nap. Michelle is worried about what Claire will do. Abuela calls Danny for news and she insists he’s being unfair because she is still his blood even if she did order his death. Danny is convinced that Abuela turned in the tip for his arrest – actually it was Carlos, but I’m not sure where he got the information from. It was probably Carmen, but I don’t think they say. Danny is back to fixing around the house.  He is taking care of chores around the house he has put off because he wants to be sure to do everything he can to take care of Michelle and Robbie if he’s gone. Harley comes over and tells Rick that she just stopped in to tell Danny and Michelle that the surveillance van has been dismissed and they can proceed with their lives. Rick thanks her for coming and for coming through for Danny. Harley tells him that the judge asked her questions and she just told the truth. They talk about the baby and Rick shows her his calculations, in a few months the baby will be here and they need to take action. (NOTE: This seems to be the right date, but the dates seemed odd for these three weeks in the online source I took the original basis of this from.)

I think this version is a little worse, but has a tiny bit more near the end:

When Danny is doing some repair work outside is anybody else flashing back to Danny helping Pilar hang the shelves in her room. Too bad he kept his shirt on this time, but I like the rolled up sleeves. :)

My Comments:

Sometimes you just got to love Tony great bit about the shoving. Either Gus or the writers really lost it here. This would be a great time for Gus to throw Ross’ cocaine mess  in his face (Alan planted it in his car to drive him out of the DA race in the late 1970s/early 1980s). It would be a great ammunition to throw at him. Also, I always was waiting for Gus to get out of the part of Danny’s file that Michelle approached the FBI with an offer to help bring down the Santos family before the fake marriage turned real, but he never does. Michelle is trying to save Danny by willpower alone and she’s not having anything else. I’m getting kind of sick of Harley’s poor little me routine. If anybody had pulled stuff like this on her or Frank, Harley would hit the roof, but Danny and Michelle are just supposed to smile and take it. Nice bit of blocking when Michelle and Danny comes home. Michelle comes in alone and we’re left to think she’s alone when she comes in, then Danny shows up. These are some really nice domestic scenes and Michelle is wearing that red top I just adore again. One nice thing about costumes on Guiding Light at this time (until their big attempt at getting publicity through wardrobe) is that they kept a character’s wardrobe and they wore things more than once. I still don’t get why Gus focused in on Danny. Personally I’d say of the people he knows are currently alive in the Santos family, I’d say Abuela is more to blame than Danny. This is a nice example of a Danny angst scene. He doesn’t want to think about how his grandmother betrayed him and tried to have him killed, but she’s forcing him to. That said though, she is innocent in this case. She didn’t report it to the police. Honestly I’m not convinced she told Carlos. My guess is Carmen did, but I’m not sure. That said I think it was an idiot move on Carlos part to report it anyway, Danny could have turned him in and I kind of wish he had. I will say this pretty much for every episode we see her from now on, but primary thought is a wish they hadn’t just switched actresses, but made her a great aunt or something since the character is completely reimagined from the first period that she appeared on the show. 

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Something About You – Part 27 by ShellyLynn

May 8, 2015

Republisher’s Note: Manny watches a movie and finds a swing.

Something About You – Part 27 by ShellyLynn

They arrived back at Michelle’s apartment and after eating dinner they decided to curl up and watch television. “The Wizard of Oz is on tonight, let’s watch that. It’s my all time favorite,” Michelle grinned, watching as Danny turned on the television and grabbed a seat with Mikey on the couch.

She went into the kitchen and popped a bag of microwave popcorn, bringing it and sodas with her on her trek back into the living room. She settled in between the two of them, her body curving instinctively into Danny’s.

She turned her head and found the young boy smiling excitedly as the show got ready to begin, “I love this movie too,” he said, leaning forward in anxious preparation.

“I think he just likes the witches,” Danny teased, gently massaging Michelle’s shoulders. “Otherwise, it’s not really a guy movie

Michelle laughed at his statement as she leaned in even closer to his body. If only for tonight, she wanted everything to be perfect. She wanted them to be a normal couple enjoying a normal night of fun and relishing in their love. That wasn’t too much to ask for, was it? One more night?

* * * * * * *

“I’m surprised that you’re here after that stunt you pulled last night, asking Michelle to marry you like that. You’re lucky she fainted or she would have humiliated you,” the woman said, opening her door and inviting the man standing outside to come in.

“She wouldn’t have turned me down in front of all those people, she’s too sweet for that,” he laughed, his voice dripping with sarcasm. “It’ll make the marriage look more real this way.”

When he saw that she was unconvinced of his sincerity, he added, “Look, you know it’s all about the money. You’re the one I want,” he said, giving her a puppy dog look as he looked eyed her scantily clad body, “but the only way to get hold of the Bauer fortune is to marry Daddy’s slumming little princess. The man would croak if he knew half of what I do, but it’s in my best interest to just play it cool. As long as I can get her to marry me, I’ll be set for life. The little thing’s got herself all wrapped up in that Santos boy though. She’s making things so much harder than they have to be.”

She jutted out her lip in a pout as she wrapped her arms around his waist. “I hate to see you so unhappy,” she said, looking up at him seductively, “Why don’t we see what I can do to make you feel better?”

She led go of him and dropped her robe on the floor, revealing the nude body underneath. “I think I know just the thing…”

* * * * * * *

Danny looked down at Michelle’s sleeping face as the final credits rolled across the screen. It was the first time all day that he had seen her look truly peaceful. “What’s going on with you?” he whispered, gently brushing back a stray lock of her blonde hair.

Mikey had fallen asleep barely 20 minutes into the movie and since Michelle wanted them to stay the night anyway, he was going to carry the boy into the spare bedroom down the hall. He picked up the remote from the end table and shut off the television, attempting to slip out from beneath her embrace and off of the couch, but his attempt was thwarted when she stirred and opened her eyes.

“Hey sleepyhead,” he smiled gently as she looked up at him, “I told you that you were tired.”

She smiled back in response, sitting up and wiping her eyes, “What time is it?”

“Just after eleven,” he answered as she cuddled up closer to him, “you want to go to bed?”

“No,” she yawned, pulling her feet up onto the couch and curling into a ball, “I’m comfortable where I am.”

He grinned, enjoying the sound of her simple words. The truth was, there was no where on earth that he would rather be than right there with the two most important people in his life, holding her in his arms. It was something that he had every intention of doing for the rest of his life.

“As much as I love the sound of that,” he whispered, placing a soft kiss on her forehead, “I need to get Mikey in bed.”

She nodded her head and sat up so that he could slip out from beneath her, grabbing a blanket and wrapping it around her shoulders as she shivered from the loss of his body heat. He gave her a quick kiss and then picked his nephew up off the couch and gracefully carried him off to deposit him in bed.

When Danny returned moments later, Michelle was nowhere to be found, but he suddenly noticed the breeze coming from the sliding doorway that lead to the terrace attached to her apartment. Making his way outside, he noticed her sitting there, simply staring at the stars.

“I used to sit outside with my mom during the summer and look at the sky. We’d watch for hours until we saw a shooting star and then she’d always tell me to make a wish. I would usually wish for something involving my dad spending time with me, or coming home from a trip. He wasn’t around much…”

He noticed her pause and slipped in beside her on the wooden swing she’d added as soon as she got the apartment. When she’d lived at home as a child the old wooden swing in the back yard was one of the best places to go and think, to relax and relish in the beauty of a warm spring day. That was until her father decided to have all the grounds redone and carefully re-designed. She had found the old thing stashed away with the garbage and rescued it, hiding it in the back of the garage until she moved into her own place and brought it with her. It was a fond memory of days less complicated, when her mother’s love and the peace she created were enough to make everything in the world okay.

“There are so many things we used to do together that I took for granted, so much time I wasted because I thought she’d always be there for me like she promised. She never broke a promise. It never even occurred to me that she could get sick and her life would be taken out of her hands,” she continued, still not looking at him as her eyes glistened with tears ready to fall.

“Baby,” he whispered as he reached out to caress her cheek, the tenderness in his voice causing the tears to finally flow down her cheeks, “Your mom still loves you, and she still wants to be here for you. She’s still in there. You have to hold onto that.”

She turned her head and leaned against his chest, letting out the emotions of the past 24 hours. I only just found him, she thought, surely God isn’t so cruel as to force me to let him go so soon. She shook her head to rid it of the negative thoughts, she wouldn’t think of that now, she wouldn’t allow it, but she knew, if it came down to it, she loved him enough to let him go.

When her cries subsided, she held out the blanket, allowing him to join her underneath its warm barrier from the wind. “Look sweetie,” he said, “a shooting star. Let’s make a wish.”

“I don’t do that anymore Danny,” she said, watching it go by. “I gave up on wishing a long time ago.”

“Come on, do it for me. For old times sake,” he asked, giving her a playful smile.

“It’s already gone.”

“But you saw it,” he reminded her, “It’s worth a shot. It’ll be fun.”

She closed her eyes and made a wish, opening them to see his grinning face staring back at her. “What did you wish for?” he asked like a child on Christmas morning, forcing a smile to take over her lips momentarily.

“I can’t tell you or it won’t come true,” she replied, having more reasons than that to remain silent.

“All right then,” he said disappointedly, “I guess we’ll just have to stick around together to find out if our both of our wishes come true.”

If we’re still together, then my wish will have already been granted her mind argued. “I guess we will,” she added, trying to keep her voice strong.

She cuddled up closer to him as they rocked back and forth. “Promise me that no matter what happens, you’ll remember the way you feel right now, how happy we are.”

“What do you mean?” he asked, noticing the serious, worried tone her voice had once again taken.



“Just promise me, please?” she pleaded, staring into his eyes as the moonlight reflected off the dark pools.

“I promise,” he stated firmly, giving her a kiss on the forehead. “I’ll never forget, because this is the way we will always be. Danny and Michelle, forever.”

Something About You – Part 26 by ShellyLynn

May 7, 2015

Republisher’s Note: We get a brief respite from Evil Bill today, enjoy while it lasts.

Something About You – Part 26 by ShellyLynn

Danny arrived at the hospital the next day to pick Michelle up. She had been released a few minutes earlier and she was changing into her own clothes when he timidly entered her room. “I’m almost ready,” she called out from the small bathroom, “just give me a minute.”

She’d done a lot of thinking since Danny left her room the previous night. In fact, she had herself almost completely convinced that Bill was only bluffing, just trying to scare her into making the wrong decision and throwing away what she’d found with Danny. It was too much of a coincidence, wasn’t it? It couldn’t be true that Bill Lewis was Mikey’s real father. She had to believe that for the sake of her sanity. For right now, she was going to put it out of her mind and enjoy the day that they had planned.

They’d talked on the phone earlier that morning and although it took some serious convincing and even pleading on her part, she talked him into taking her and Mikey to Laurel Falls for an afternoon picnic.

The drive down to the falls was quiet and calming as Danny and Michelle sat in silence while Mikey slept soundly in the back seat. Both of them had important things on their minds but neither of them wanted to voice their fears and disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of the day. Danny was afraid that Bill had said something to unsettle Michelle, she had seemed out of sorts since their conversation the previous night and he was well aware of how much Michelle craved her father’s love and acceptance. It wasn’t a far leap to figure that either of them could have been responsible for her sudden distance. Michelle was afraid this would be the last happy time she got to spend with Danny and she didn’t want to ruin it by thinking about the situation she found herself in. If Bill was telling the truth then this whole thing could blow up in a puff of smoke, disappearing like the illusion she had feared from the beginning that it was. She couldn’t help but wonder if it was really possible to sustain the kind of happiness Danny and she had so recently found.

They settled on a beautiful spot overlooking the falls and set down the picnic basket that Danny had strategically packed for them. They had stopped at Michelle’s for a few minutes on the way, but Danny insisted that, with the exception of her bathing suit, he had everything taken care of.

He took laid out the blanket he’d carried along and set the basket on top, opening it to reveal an assortment of foods for their lunch. “I still can’t believe that with the offer of anything in the world to eat, you chose a McDonalds Happy Meal,” he laughed, setting it to the side where she was preparing to sit down and then taking Mikey’s identical meal and handing it to him.

“Hey!” she answered indignantly, “Unlike most people, I don’t normally get to eat fast food. Is it weird that I wanted to be a normal college student for one day?”

“Yes,” he laughed as he took out his Big Mac, “Most women I know would have chosen something much more extravagant.”

“Well,” she smiled, leaning her head against his shoulder and playfully twirling a fry, “I’m not most women.”

‘You certainly aren’t,” he grinned, looking her up and down before placing a soft kiss on her lips.

They quickly prayed for their meal and began eating. Within a few minutes, Danny began laughing hysterically when Michelle dropped rather large amount of ketchup on the front of her sleeveless blouse, watching the gooey sauce leave a dark spot on her pink top.

“It’s not funny,” she said, quickly falling into a fit of laughter as well, flinging a fry at Danny.

“Food fight!” Mikey yelled, picking up his fries and beginning to fire them at Danny as well.

“Why is everyone ganging up on me?” Danny laughed as he was bombarded by the flying potatoes, “I’ll teach you to pick on me.”

He reached for Mikey and pulled him onto his lap, tickling his side until he screeched with laughter. “Help,” Mikey yelled out playfully as he tried to wiggle from his uncle’s grasp.

Michelle moved over to assist her partner in crime in his escape, but quickly found one of Danny’s arms wrapped firmly around her waist. “Let’s see if Miss Bauer is as ticklish as my nephew here,” Danny laughed as he began to tickle her as well. She began to join Mikey in giggles immediately and for a few seconds, all that could be heard was their laughter.

“Now you know who you’re messing around with,” Danny laughed as he released them and they finished their food.

“Messing around?” Michelle parried, raising one eyebrow seductively, “Now Mr. Santos, I don’t think that’s something we should be discussing in the presence of someone so innocent.”

Danny grinned, realizing the double meaning of his words. Leaning in toward her and whispering in her ear, he asked, “Is that an offer?”

“Good things come to those who wait,” she answered as she stood up and stretched her arms wide. “Patience is a virtue.”

Danny groaned at her words, but still the smile on his face remained. “It really is a beautiful day.”

“Perfect for a picnic,” she agreed, basking in the sunlight streaming down from above.

“Can I go play?” Mikey asked as he ate his last fry and picked up his baseball glove and ball.

“Yeah,” Danny told him, “just stay where we can see you.”

“He really is a great kid you know,” Michelle almost whispered, “you’ve done a wonderful job.”

“I don’t know what I would have done without him. Sometimes, I think I need him more than he does me,” Danny responded seriously. “We’ve been through so much together.”

Michelle sat down, picking up a daisy growing near by and beginning to twirl it between her fingers. “I love these. Ever since I was a child they were always my favorite. I used to run around and pick a whole bunch of them every time we came here.”

“Did you come here often?” Danny asked, sliding in behind her and wrapping his arms around her waist.

“My mom used to bring me here all the time when I was little. Dad was always working, but the two of us would come have a picnic and swim over near the falls. It was our special place, I guess this is where we really bonded. Some of my best memories are from here. As I got older, I started coming here on my own to think. It was a place where I could be alone, yet still feel close to my mom, especially after she got sick. I guess it was my way of holding on to her,” Michelle said, softly her voice becoming distant as she leaned back against Danny’s chest.

“I know how special she is to you,” he told her, gently turning her face and looking her directly in the eyes.

“Yeah,” Michelle said, wiping away the beginnings of tears. “I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but even after she got sick, no matter how bad she was when other people were around, she always seemed to be better when I saw her. It was like she could sense my presence and it brought her back to her old self.”

“That doesn’t sound ridiculous. Your mother loves you a great deal so it only makes sense that having you around would help her,” he says, wiping a stray piece of hair out of her face. “I’m glad you’ve got such wonderful memories of her.”

“She was the best,” Michelle smiled, turning back to watching Mikey as Danny rested his chin on her shoulder. “I miss her, I could really use her listening skills and advice at times.”

They sat in silence for a few minutes, watching as Mikey time and time again threw the ball as high in the air as he could and attempted to catch it. Finally, Danny spoke up. “I know it’s not the same,” he said sheepishly, holding her tighter, “but if you ever need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on, I’m here for you. You know I would do anything for you. I love you.”

Michelle could feel the tears once again forming in her eyes and decided to change the subject. “Why don’t we go for a swim?”

“Sounds good to me,” Danny grinned as she stood up in front of him. “Mikey,” he yelled across the clearing, “You ready to go for a swim?” The little boy came running as fast as his little legs could take him. “I’ll take that as a yes.”

They made their way down to the edge of the water, finding a place where the water seemed relatively calm and smooth. “Are you sure you want to do this? That water looks really cold,” Danny asked apprehensively, taking a few steps toward the clear stream.

“Are you chicken?” Michelle asked teasingly, “it can’t be that cold.”

“Whew! Wanna bet?” Danny asked, dipping one foot into the water and quickly extracting it to return to where Mikey and Michelle stood.

“You have to just jump in or else you’ll never adjust to the temperature,” she claimed, taking off her navy shorts in preparation for their swim.

Danny took one more look at the water and began to unbutton his light green short-sleeve dress shirt. “You’re sure about this?”

“Come on Uncle Danny,” Mikey pleaded, “I wanna go swimming.”

He slipped out of his shirt and moved back to the edge, trying to muster up the courage to jump into the chilly water. “I don’t think…” he began to say when he felt Michelle’s hands push him in from behind.

“Oooohhhhhh,” he shuddered, when he came up from under the water to see her laughing face, “this is freezing. I can’t believe you pushed me in.”

“You were being a baby. Besides, it can’t be that cold,” she smiled, standing at the edge and watching.

“Oh really?” he asked, making his way over to her. “We’ll see.” He suddenly reached up out of the water and pulled her in with him, absorbing her weight against him as she fell.

They both went under and when they surfaced, she began sputtering. “It’s sssoo… ccccolddd.” Danny laughed at first, but noticing her shaking body, decided against the “I told you so” routine.

“So that’s the way you want to play it,” she said, finding her voice as her temperature adjusted. “Let’s see if you like this,” she grinned, climbing on his back and attempting to dunk him.

“You’ll have to do better than that,” he laughed, holding his ground despite her best efforts.

Mikey jumped into the water and joined them, swimming under the water and trying to pull Danny’s legs out from under him. After finally getting the best of him, they continued to play in the water, splashing and giggling like children. Neither of them could remember a time when they’d had more fun.

After playing for hours, the sun began to lower in the sky and Danny noticed Michelle was beginning to tremble.

“Let’s get you out of here,” he said, regretting his decision to take her there. She should have been resting, not out here flailing around in cold water. He helped her up onto the shore, noticing that she hadn’t taken her shirt off yet and it was now dripping wet. He wrapped a towel around her, pulling her against his chest for warmth. “Let’s get this off of you,” he said hesitantly a moment later, once her trembling began to subside. She lifted her arms and he pulled the garment over her head, leaving her in only her pink bikini top. “Here,” he said, handing her his shirt, “This should help get you warmed up.”

He felt a tightening in his groin as he gazed at her perfect body, watching her torturously slow motion as she buttoned up his shirt, slowly covering the previously exposed portions of her smooth skin. He couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like to touch each of the areas his eyes had just been given access to.

“I don’t want to leave yet,” Mikey whined, looking back at the water.

“We can come back again when it’s warmer,” Michelle soothed him as she rang out her hair and stepped into her shorts.

“Pwomise?” the little boy asked, looking back and forth between them.

“Of course,” she answered, trying to keep her voice steady. Her thoughts suddenly traveled back to Bill’s words and she couldn’t help but wonder if this was a promise that she’d really be able to keep.

“Let’s go home,” Danny jumped in, sensing Michelle’s slight anxiety. “It’s dinner time anyway.”

They made their way to the car and climbed in. Danny could sense some uneasiness in Michelle’s demeanor, but was afraid to step over the line and pose the question he was dying to ask her. He knew that she didn’t like to be pushed and he hoped that given the time and space, she would open up and talk to him about it. He couldn’t shake the feeling that whatever it was, it was serious. He was well aware of what they were up against and if Michelle felt the need to hide whatever it was from him, then it must be even worse than he’d predicted. A chill went up his spine at the thought.

They loved each other and nothing could tear them apart. He was sure of that, wasn’t he?

Something About You Pick Up

May 6, 2015

Well, you might not realize this if you’ve only been following here a couple of months, but I actually DO try to republish a chapter of Manny fanfic here at least a couple of times a week to keep it alive on the web. It’s just sometimes reading and editing (I never just copy and publish, I always seek out those typos and misformattings that drive me NUTS! and fix them. ♥ ) take too long and it seems that I’ve gotten way behind with the current fanfic I’m reposting – Something About You. So I’m going to go ahead and give you a summary and the link to the first chapter I republished (page ahead, a new chapter should be every couple of other posts) to give you a chance to get caught up.

While I’m working on republishing, I haven’t given up on my two in progress fanfics. Hopefully we can get that started again soon. But I’m just as interested in what you got. So do you have fanfic that I don’t either saved from before or that you’ve currently written? If so please share.

Just as a sidelight, Bauer BBQ Week will be here before we know it and Bauer BBQ fanfic can be short one-offs about any characters at any time, as long as they are at or on their way to the BBQ. Think about it!

Now – Something About YouDanny Santos is about at the end of his luck. His parents, grandmother, and older sister Pilar are all dead now, leaving him to raise Pilar’s son Mickey as a single parent while he’s attending college, majoring in Pre-Law. Then one day as his appeal against the revocation of his scholarship is refused, he and Mickey run into Michelle Bauer, daughter of the richest businessman in town, Ed Bauer. Ed never had time for his daughter and her mother Maureen is dying. Slowly Michelle and Danny let each other into their lives, but Ed is trying to force her to marry Bill Lewis who isn’t above using blackmail and playing with the life of a child to get his way. However, it would be a mistake to count out Maureen Bauer yet, when her daughter’s happiness is at stake. 

Find Chapter 1 here:

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Second Lighthouse Scene Anniversary April 21 1999

April 24, 2015

I was just checking for an episode guide post I wanted to link to and I realized that we’re really close to the anniversary of this key scene and I decided it would be good to take time to revisit it. :)

Wed., April 21, 1999 

Danny finds Michelle at the lighthouse

Danny finds Michelle at the lighthouse

Running into Danny at the lighthouse, Michelle admits that she never left town. She came there to try and recapture her feelings for Jesse, but instead couldn’t get Danny out of her head or her heart.

Michelle: Danny, I don’t want you to go…..Danny, you need to let me finish because I came here to think about Jesse and I can’t because…

Danny: Why not?

Michelle: Because I can’t stop thinking about you and I have tried. I have really tried, but I can’t get you out of my mind. Can I just be honest with you?

Danny: OK, please.

Michelle: OK, I came here to in a way to recapture my past with Jesse…. Jesse and I were really happy here you know and that meant a lot to me. It really meant a lot. Then! But now, all I’ve been able to think about is lying in that bed with you that night and lying next to you and I’m actually having a really difficult time remembering Jesse’s face which scares me a lot. And I’m really surprised by the whole thing because it’s not anything I expected at all and I don’t know what it is, but I can’t keep fighting it. It’s what’s happening.

Danny: I’m sorry, you were here that night, right?

Michelle: Yes.
Danny: It wasn’t some big romantic evening. If you remember, I repulsed you and you pushed me away and you cried about Jesse.

Michelle: I was upset about Jesse because I didn’t want to hurt him and I still don’t want to hurt him, but you’re my husband.

Danny: Come on, that’s nothing but a lie. You know that.

Michelle: You are going to tell me you didn’t feel anything when you were lying in that bed next to me, nothing when I walked down the aisle,  when we exchanged  vows with each other. Don’t do that, God, don’t do that, please.  Because you know that you did because I felt something, because I FELT it when you kiss me.

Danny: (Heart wrenchingly) I don’t know what you are doing, but stop it, will you stop it. I mean we were pretending. We did what we had to do to keep you alive. That’s it. That’s it.

Michelle: I can’t pretend that well. I couldn’t pretend that well if I tried. Do you know how much I wish we could just go back and make it as simple as the way that we planned as easy as that. Something happened and I don’t know what it was, but something made it real with us and I know that we deserve to make this marriage work and give it a try. Please, we need to make this work. We owe it to ourselves.  Danny, I‘ve tried so hard to fight feeling anything for you. I’ve tried so hard and I can’t and I don’t want to fight anymore.

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

Danny begins to give in, but when Michelle says she knows he isn’t like the rest of his family, he tormentedly cried he is and she could never live with that and he forces himself to leave. Although neither gets very far from the door they can still feel each other through.
(Highlights from the 20th and 21st)

Normally, I don’t include my comments on the episode guide pages, both to save room and to avoid spoilers for anyone going through the first time. However, the second lighthouse scene is so key I feel this part of my comments will only help clarify.

This scene reveals one of the true stumbling blocks to the Manny marriage. For a long time, Michelle fought the simple truth Danny told her that he couldn’t fundamentally change who he was and really as that’s who she fell in love with Michelle didn’t want him to really, but she was tempted and pushed and pulled trying to make him fit the image she had in her mind of what “Michelle Bauer’s” husband would be like. It was part of long time nonacceptance of the fact she was now Michelle Santos and COULDN’T go back to being Michelle Bauer anytime she got scared or hurt or just wanted to. Michelle finally accepted this truth. At the same time, Danny refused to accept that the world, the family  he was raised in wasn’t what he wanted to believe it was, what he did believe it was at this point. Eventually the only way he could protect himself, Michelle, and their children was to totally destroy his mother’s and grandmother’s ability to pull him back toward the life he didn’t want. To do that he had to turn them over to authorities. He was the only one who could really carry out Michelle’s old plan and cut out the heart of the family to save his loved ones. He didn’t want to do. He tried every possible compromise in the book to keep from doing it, but in the end he does exactly that and in doing so transcends his family and his dark legacy and saves Manny from the same fate Alan Spaulding and Hope Bauer suffered. Given a similar choice, Alan eventually chose his father’s dark legacy over Hope and in doing so destroyed her. See my Hope and Alan post for the similarities between the two couples and why I think Alan always kept a watchful eye over Manny, even after they left the show. You’ll notice when Alan first see’s Ed again during his final return in 2009, Alan knows all about Ed and what Danny and Michelle have been doing out in California.

For the romance, the fact that Michelle finally admitted to Danny she loved him (even if she didn’t use the words), and for Danny declaring this hard truth, this second lighthouse scene is a truly pivotal scene in the Manny story.

My Comments:

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Nancy St. Alban Sighting

April 23, 2015

It’s been awhile since we had a solid report on Nancy (Michelle Bauer Santos #5). The most recent one was a brief mention on the Six Week Conservatory website (See more at:

I couldn’t make the photo embed properly, but click on the Twitter pic link above to see the Guiding Light stars. Including the portrayers of:

  • Katie Parker
  • Blake Marler
  • Mel Bauer
  • Rick Bauer
  • Beth Raines Spaulding
  • and our own Michelle Bauer #5

I was glad to hear that Nancy recently appeared at this year’s Daytime Stars and Strikes (an annual fundraising event that started out as a Bloss celebration and has since become one of the best places to meet former Guiding Light and other soap stars). Our good friend Elizabeth got to talk with her and told her about this blog. I’m hoping that means we’ll get a bigger update from her soon.

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.

The Trial of Danny Santos

April 21, 2015

Part of the purpose of this blog is to create an episode guide for the Manny storyline. These posts, which include a description of the episode complete with the dates and quotes, usually cover a couple of episodes. I include the best Manny highlight clips that I can find and also full episodes when I can find them for days Manny appeared. I try to post episode guide posts every Monday and Thursday nights, although real life sometimes interferes with reel life and I often only get one done a week and sometimes have to let it go a couple of weeks in between.

A New Chapter

After I publish the episode guide I copy the entry over to pages so that people can easily pick up the story at any point. To make particular sections easier to find, I’ve broken them into pages, each one depicting a particular chapter aka umbrella storyline for Manny from “In the Beginning” to “Our Hun-NEE-Moon” and beyond. This last episode guide post ended one chapter and started another.

Trial Begins

Chapter 8 was Perfect Storm because it seemed like everything came after Manny at once. Basically anything that the writers could throw at them was. They weathered Carmen & Claire’s manipulation to part them forever, Carmen’s kidnapping Michelle, Danny shooting his mother and the guilt it drove him to. They were under fire from both the FBI and the mob. They were betrayed by Abuela and May, even Tony wavered before standing strong. Michelle was kidnapped and Danny was shot. May’s betrayal, an actual armed attack on their house, and strong arming by the mob. However, through bravery, cunning, and support from Tony and Ray, Rick and Meta, and Ross and Blake they’ve overcome every one until only one remains. Now the only threat that remains is Gus Aitoro. Even the main FBI have lost interest, but rogue agent Gus is hard on their trail.

So Chapter 9 The Trial of Danny Santos starts. Aitoro had very personal reasons that we haven’t learned about yet to go after Danny (OK it was really a pretty bad reason even after we do learn all about it but he seems to think it justifies all his actions and that’s the story the show is going with). He had even broken into the Bauer House test fired Danny’s gun and planted the slug with “Carmen’s” bones. In the last post (and I’ll repeat it), Danny is arrested and the trial of Danny Santos begins. A new challenge for everyone.

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.

The Bullets Match Danny Is Arrested June 12-13 2001

April 17, 2015

Tues., June 12, 2001 – Gus tells Harley that he has some big news. He tells her that the ballistics report show that Danny’s gun killed Carmen. He has Danny where he wants him and he will be able to put him in prison soon. Harley can’t believe Danny killed Carmen. Gus tells her that the marks on the bullet are as unique as fingerprints, he did it and Gus knew it all along. Harley tells him that she doesn’t buy it; Danny was trying to go straight. Gus tells Harley that Danny killed his mother. He thinks back to when he shot Danny’s gun in the Bauer home. Harley asks if Gus has a warrant. He tells her he doesn’t yet but he will and then he will be able to arrest Danny. Michelle comes to see Gus. She tells him she heard he is in the mood to make deals and she is ready to help. He asks what she has in mind and she tells him that she has information about Maria and Carlos and all she wants is to keep Danny out of jail. Gus tells her that he will make that deal when hell freezes over. Gus tells Michelle that he is no longer interested in anyone but Danny. He thanks her for the offer but tells her that there is no deal. She leaves. Claire comes in and Michelle tells her to get out. Claire tells Michelle that she thinks she has found a way out for them. Michelle is angry and tells her again to get out. Claire tells her that she was only trying to help her and asks how she could be willing for Robbie to be without his mother for 10 or 15 years. Michelle asks if this way out has Danny covered as well because if it doesn’t, she isn’t interested and as far as she is concerned Claire can rot in jail herself. Claire tells Michelle that Gus can’t force her to testify against herself without a deal. She tells Michelle that she is trying to get him to extend immunity to Michelle as well. Michelle tells her that she wants nothing to do with her. She walks over to the door and opens it for Claire to leave. Tony is there about to knock. He is upset and asks if he can see Danny. Michelle tells him that everyone in Springfield think the Santos family is the only family that turns on each other but it isn’t true. She tells Tony that her mother, pointing to Claire, betrayed Danny and her by working with Gus and wearing a wire. Tony can’t believe it and stares at Claire. He asks why she would sell Danny out. He tells her that she is as low as a person can get. Claire tells him that people like him sell each other out all the time. She tells Tony that she saved Danny. Michelle tells Claire that Tony saved Danny as well. Tony tells Claire that in his world people like her end up dead. She argues with Tony and he tells her that he doesn’t have to put up with self-righteous people like her and she had better get out. Claire turns to Michelle who tells her she shouldn’t have come there in the first place. Claire leaves. Tony is upset and apologizes to Michelle for talking to Claire like that. She tells him he just beat her to it.

Wed., June 13, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Michelle is having breakfast with Rick and Danny. She is wondering why they haven’t heard from Gus lately. Buzz calls from Company to ask Michelle if she left her blue scarf there. She says it isn’t hers, but it’s too late, Buzz has spilled the beans to Rick who as a matter of course passes the information on to Danny. But she doesn’t deny talking to Gus, even though the most important men in her life take it badly. Danny and Rick want to know what that was about and she reluctantly tells them that she was trying to offer Gus a deal. She was going to give him Maria and Carlos if he would leave Danny alone. Danny already realized that Gus is only after him and she should stay away from him. Danny is scared Michelle had a plan and would do such a thing, reminding her how she had left evidence against herself the last time she tried to do something. Michelle tells Danny that she doesn’t want to lose him and when he threatened to turn himself in to keep her out of trouble, she strongly objects and will turn herself in with a confession if he does. Michelle has to leave to attend to Robbie leaving Rick and Danny alone. Danny tells Rick he may need his assistance dealing with Michelle. He says he will turn himself in rather than let Michelle go to jail. He apologizes for getting the family into this but Rick says Danny IS family and he supports him. He tells Danny that he doesn’t deserve what is happening to him either. Tony comes in and tells Danny Josh fired him (over a trumped up charge when Tony was doing really well and connecting with Billy, but Josh Lewis is a Jerk) and he needs to have his old hours back at Inferno. Tony admits he punched out Vince Russo (who I’m sure deserved it), but is very loud towards Michelle and Rick too feeling that “people like them” look down on people like him.” Danny: “Hey,hey  don’t talk to them like that, they don’t deserve it. They’re on your side.” Danny and Tony go outside to talk and he tells Tony that Rick and Michelle are on their side as far as the feds go, but he wonders what happened with Marah. Would Marah continue to support Tony or would she dump him or worse turn on him? Tony doesn’t really want to rehash it anymore than to ask for the extra hours. Danny tells him that he knows how he feels about Marah and he is worried about Tony. Danny tells him that if Marah is the right girl it will work out but either way he should stay cool. He tells Tony that he should get out of there and he goes back inside. Michelle is worried about Tony as well and tells Danny to invite him to the BBQ that evening to cheer him up. Just then Gus knocks on the door and arrests Danny for the murder of Carmen. He reads him his rights and Danny tells Michelle to call Ross. As they are cuffing Danny, Gus sees Tony and arrests him as well for the assault on Russo. The police and Gus take them away. Gus: “This ugly face of yours, save it for somebody else.  Take a look around you, Danny. Take a look at the trees on the way to prison and take a deep breath because it’s the last breath that you’re get in this miserable unimportant life of yours.” (just a couple of minutes then it flips over)

My Comments:

This is a great time period for Michelle clothing style. I just love these outfits. Really ever since she gave birth. I still don’t know why Gus never referenced the fact Michelle was going to bring down the Santos family and met with FBI agents around the time of their second marriage. It HAS to be in her FBI file. Also, Michelle should have reported all of Gus’s behavior, especially THIS to Gus’s boss. Not being motivated by personal vendetta, his boss might have taken the deal. I’m glad Harley is at least standing up for Danny and Michelle. She really should know there is more to the story – she trusted them to watch her kids! Michelle always needs to tell Danny everything. Things always go wrong when they aren’t truthful to each other.

This is great so many ways. First, the Bauer/Santoses are sitting down to breakfast together and it’s informal and family like. Then we have a nice example of Michelle trying to face the problem heads on. We have her finally and unwillingly confessing. We have Michelle and Danny each being willing to sacrifice themselves for each other. You have Rick supporting Danny. All great stuff. I linked to Josh is a Jerk above, but it’s still true and short sighted on Josh’s part. Sorry we don’t have more of the Tony/Danny/Marah from this part of the story. Once again while I’m grateful I find clippers rather myopic. Actually Gus would have to literally read Danny his rights because the supreme court has ruled that no matter how many times they’ve said it, the officer’s memory that they said all their Miranda Rights can’t be trusted on its own. 

Nice Bloss moment. I wish they had expanded that too.

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