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Guiding Light Cast Roundup 78

April 5, 2017

This is the seventy-eighth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

See a photo of Bethany Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4, part of Stenz Manny) attending the second annual Baby Ball in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Lenz was also tapped as a recast for the role of computer specialist on the sci fi series Colony.
http://tvline.com/2016/08/31/colony-season-2-morgan-recast-bethany-joy-lenz-replaces-thora-birch/

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The first real life Bauer BBQ was part of the Daytime Stars and Strikes fundraiser in late April 2016. Photos of the stars there are in the October 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #3, the one we know and love) was host. Other stars pictured were Yvonna Kopcaz-Wright (Mel Boudreau Bauer Foley), Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding), Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler), Elizabeth Keifter (Blake Thorpe Marler #5), and Jennifer Roszell (Eleni Cooper #2). This year’s will be in October. Hope to see you then!

Jane Elliot (Carrie Todd, Ross’ amazing wife) is leaving General Hospital.
http://daytimeconfidential.com/2017/03/08/jane-elliot-is-leaving-general-hospital

Jean Rouverol (Guiding Light writer) has passed away at age 100. Rouverol received Daytime Emmy nominations for her GL work in 1976 and 1978. She also wrote a book on writing for daytime among other titles and had a solid movie actress career in the old studio system before being blacklisted with her husband in the 1950s. Thank you to @itsonlythesoaps for the heads up and the link.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jean-rouverol-dead-blacklisted-screenwriter-was-100-988772

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) talk about their officially sanctioned The Bold and Beautiful webseries in the August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley talks about singing the National Athemen for the baseball game which was incorporated into a storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful. See more in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) and Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs) both attended a screening of Netflix’s new film Tullulah. See a photo in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) was the subject of a feature in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He’s let his hair go grey and he’s appearing on The Vampire Diaries.

Read more about the CBS Daytime #1 for 30 Years at the Paley Center exhibit in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Guiding Light stars who attended the party included Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the Phillip we know and love), Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding), and Robert Newman (Josh Lewis).

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Read another obituary of former Guiding Light headwriter Claire Labine in the December 12, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It includes a quote from Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5, the adult one we know and love) “Claire was a real lady with old-school class. She had a great sense of humor, and was a fantastic writer who loved and upheld the history of GL.” Many online Manny fans didn’t like the turn she took with Manny during her time in 2000.

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 of Marony fame) was photographed with his family for Christmas in the December 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Tammy Blanchard (Drew Jacobs Blue) played Florinda in Into the Woods. Read about it in the August 26. 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The late Ruby Dee (Martha Frazier, register nurse, friend of Bert Bauer, wife of hospital administrator Jim Frazier) was featured in a recap of her career.
http://shadowandact.com/2017/02/20/reflections-on-the-film-career-of-legendary-actor-and-activist-ruby-dee-2
Read more about her character:
http://soapcentral.com/gl/whoswho/martha.php

We reported Anthony Addabbo (Jim LeMay – Daisy’s adoptive dad, Beth’s husband who died in a house fire caused by a Christmas tree, James Spaulding was named for)’s death in the last of these posts. A memoriam with quotes from costars was published in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Nia Long (Kat Speakes, friend of Bridget’s, paired with David Grant, playing a Romeo/Juliette romance against Hampton Speakes, Billy’s best friend from football days) is starring in a remake of Beaches.
http://soapcentral.com/gl/news/2017/0109-nia_long_beaches.php

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Bourdreau) was pictured in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest with his TV mother Kim Brockington (Felicia Bourdreau, Remy and Mel’s mother, #2). He was talking about them recently having met up for lunch. Saint-Victor was also the subject of a feature in the August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is featured in the December 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Marsha Clark (the wonderful Hillary Bauer, Katie’s best friend, and Ed and Mike’s half-sister) recently appeared on Days of Our Lives as Judge Karen Fitzpatrick at Hope’s late 2016 trial. Clark has appeared on the some as the judge on a recurring basis since 2003. See more including a photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Rebecca Staab (Jessie Matthews, of Jessie and Simon fame) plays Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady on Days of our Lives)’s character’s mother on Hallmark’s The Irresistible Blueberry Farm. It includes a photo in the September 19, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

See family photos of Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are pictured with their children in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There is a photo of Ed and Rita’s wedding with family from the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding his real life wife Victoria Platt) is cast on Supergirl. He’ll play “shape-shifting White Martian named Armek.”
http://soapcentral.com/yr/news/2017/0123-terrell_tilford_supergirl.php

The Bold and the Beautiful licensed and used footage of Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, part of the great Christina and Remy pairing) “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Dodgers game in a story in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley is the subject of a feature article in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue in CBS Soaps in Depth. She gave health hints. http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/b-b-the-bold-and-the-beautiful-karla-mosley-secrets-family-health-122615

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) took part in the ABC Talk of the Town Gala. See a photo and a few details in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, they sum up the year 1990 including: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) left the show. Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) and Mark Derwin (A.C. Mallet #1) were cast. The show won Daytime Emmys for Writing and Zimmer as Outstanding Lead Actress.

Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper) was pictured presented at the American Music Awards. See the photo and more details in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) was photographed with his partner Gretta Monahan attending the screening of All We Had! in New York. See it in the Jan. 23, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

There is a memoriam to Patricia Barry (Miss Sally Gleason, Kyle and Billy’s birth mother) in the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis, part of Jeva) was featured in a photo spread on “10 of Daytime’s Handsomest Actors Ever” in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A roundup of couples who were cast opposite each other on mulitple soaps includes couples with at least one Guiding Light actor Ted King and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1), Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper), Karla Mosley (Christina Moore Boudreau) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, part of one of the last great couples formed on Guiding Light), and Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) and Elizabeth Hendrickson. Find it in the November 7, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Spotting Barbara Crampton (Mindy Lewis #3, the one that was way too old) in the 2015 SYFY movie We Are Still Here made a viewer write into the Soap Opera Digest. Their update: “Yes, Barbara Crampton was on Days, but she played Trista Evans Bradford, Marlena’s cousin who married Eugene. Trista was murdered by the Salem Slasher in 1983. In the past few years, Crampton has appeared in a host of horror films, including Day of Reckoning, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, Tales of Halloween, and Blood Brothers. Her soap past includes portraying Y&R’s Leanna Love, Guiding Light‘s Mindy Spaulding, and B&B’s Maggie Forrester.” Find it and the question in the November 7, 2016 issue.

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1, Reva’s long lost sister) is featured in a one-page interview in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) appeared with his partner Gretta Monahan and their son Kai at the film Moana. See the photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See a photo of current day Jeva – Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) with Zimmer‘s real life son Jake Weary (who briefly appeared as Luke Snyder on As the World Turns) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See a photo of current day Lujack and Beth – Vincent Irizarry (Lujack Spaulding) and Judi Evans (Beth Raines) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The August 26, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth flashes back to Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis splitting up (thank God).

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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Memorial Service for Bert Bauer

August 29, 2016

This episode originally appeared March 7, 1986.

The main story is the Memorial Service for Bert Bauer. This earlier tribute I think was from the time Charita Bauer who portrayed her died about a year earlier than her death on screen.

The main storyline in this episode is Bert’s funeral, but this is a full episode so other things are going on in this same episode.

Some watchers might be wondering , who are Jessie Matthews and Simon Hall? They disappeared so completely after they left the show without few connections and no later mentions but this is who they are: https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/faq-who-are-simon-and-jesse/

The short version of what you see today is that Simon and India had previously been involved they came to town with a plan to con Alex into thinking he was her half-brother and get him into the Spaulding name and inheritance. Actually he was the son of her ex-husband, Lujack’s father. However, either fortunately or unfortunately for Simon, it turns out with Alex and Jessie around he’s not quite the criminal shark he thought he was.

We open with Maeve and Kyle who have made the best of their for the sake of the child marriage and seem happy. Maeve has been ordered to bed rest because of her pregnancy with the future Ben Reade. India von Halkein is good friends with Maeve and shows up to visit. I absolutely adore Maeve and Kyle’s bedroom furniture set. I would totally buy one of those. India is divorcing Phillip which is a real shame since she is the only other woman besides Beth that I believe he could have really been happy with. India has been involved with Simon and thought he would marry her. Basically though Simon viewed her as more of a partner in crime with benefits and is far more interested in a familial relationship with Alexandra Spaulding and a romantic relationship with Jessie Matthews. This leaves India out in the cold.

Kurt Corday who is running Company has left an untrained Jessie Matthews in charge of Company all on her own when a bus shows up. (This happens in real life too, buses without warning are a real pain.)

Before Bert’s funeral, check out that of Papa Bauer’s Michelle’s great-grandfather’s from about 10 years before.

Bert and Rick

Bert and Rick

Bert’s Memorial Service is held in the Bauer House living room and seems to involve all the major people in town, appropriately dressed in mourning. On the show Bert was kept alive for a little while after Charita Bauer (her actress) died. She was out of town and lived long enough for Ed to bring her namesake Berta Michelle Bauer and for her to hold her. She passed on off screen shortly thereafter. It’s a fairly informal gathering after the actual formal service which was held off screen. They are sitting around eating and drinking with people feeling they are helping.

Attendees include: Henry Chamberlain, H.B. Lewis, Claire Ramsey, Ross Marler, Vanessa Chamberlain, Maureen Reardon Bauer, Roxie Shayne, Reva Shayne, Fletcher Reade, Lillian Raine, hospital guy I can’t remember his name, Warren Andrews, Ed Bauer, Rick Bauer, Billy Lewis, Phillip Spaulding, Kurt Corday, and a friend of Rick’s Amber.

This restored clip from CBS features the taking hands and then the montage with different music. It doesn’t seem to have gotten as much restoration as some of their other clips and isn’t as clear. Sadly it doesn’t include the news story close up or we might have been able to read it.

Rick always had a very special relationship with Bert. His desire to create a similar relationship with a child of his own will be the driving force of the character for the next two decades. He was devastated by Bert’s death.

I think the laughter of the others is realistic though. You remember both the good and the bad at a funeral. Actually Ed’s story about the breakfast he and Mike made is exactly how I like my French Toast. Everyone shares memories of Bert. My favorite is Vanessa saying how Bert was the first woman she’d met who could make the Lewis men cower.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjKLCQcxUNg (Part 1)

We go back to Company where Jessie is overwhelmed. Simon helps by doing some magic tricks to keep the crowd from being restless while they waited for Jessie to get their orders. Two unrelated people show up and rob the cash register.

India complains about all of the time Simon is spending with Alex instead of her. Hawk arrives and as much as he wants he can’t dismiss him because of Hawk’s knowledge of his dealings and his being true love Reva’s father.

They did their frequent trick of announcing Mike had to leave after church service to explain why they didn’t pay to have him come back.

Ed: “You know a child has to have security, a feeling of security. It has to have absolute love if it’s going to have confidence in itself when it grows up and I want to give Michelle that kind of childhood. I want her to be part of a strong loving family and I don’t know for the life of me how she’ll get that with Claire.”

Ross is apparently back to dating Calla Matthews, Jessie’s mother. I’m sorry about that. I never really liked them together.

Reva had discovered a strange man in the woods. He’s suffering from a fever, but she’s been taking care of him on her own and hasn’t told anyone.

Fletcher had already dumped Claire which explains their snarky exchange.

Rick talks about his relationship with Bert and how special it was. Then he talks about his frustration with this drug addiction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSELyeiFjs (Part 2)

Hawk reminds Kyle of what he knows (that Kyle still loves Reva and secretly bought her Reva Bend – neither Reva nor Maeve know) and threatens to tell if Kyle doesn’t pay more blackmail. Kyle calls his bluff, but India hears his threat that eventually both Reva and Maeve will learn about what he’s done and how he feels. India overhears.

The Reardons excuse for not coming is that Bea had to stay out east because Annabelle and Tony are about to have a baby. Sorry they didn’t pay for them to come back, but So glad about the baby news. I love Tony and Annabelle and the news they are having a baby almost makes up for Tony, Annabelle, and Bea not being at the funeral as they should be. I’m so sorry you can’t read the article about Bert. I really can’t believe they didn’t read it out loud. What was the point of just showing a copy not clear and not big enough to read it on screen?

At this time Roxie was dating Rick, but it was a friend he confided in about his drug abuse not Roxie. So she’s feeling cut out and not understanding why. Unfortunately she has an inferiority complex so anything like this sets her off to acting out. The contest Roxie is talking about is the Sampson Girl contest Mindy Lewis won instead.

Rick finds inspiration in wanting Bert to be proud of him to go cold turkey on his pill addiction. Roxie doesn’t know either about the addiction or his decision to go off the drugs.

Fed up with Claire and her treatment of Michelle, Ed and Maureen announce that they are going for full custody and Fletcher tells Claire she should let them have it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6_Ht_c4aE (Part 3)

The final part is a montage of short scene clips and screen captures through the years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbfB9ZoEaNU (Part 4)

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.

Final Brent Lawrence Terror Part 1

October 30, 2015

This didn’t happen on Halloween, but it really should have. The Brent Lawrence/Marian Crane storyline is one of the spookiest that Guiding Light ever did and is well remembered and often mentioned even today. So I’m taking it upon myself to share some of this spooky tale in honor of Halloween.

Although these chunks of episodes aren’t dated beyond the month and year in their descriptions, I’ve added dates. Sadly I don’t have day to day descriptions, but there was a very distinct episode that aired at Christmas last year. Starting forward from that known date and carefully comparing the calendar and known dark days, I’m 98% confident in the dates I’m assigning. See the last batch of this run here:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/new-years-1995-1996-masarade-ball

I’m starting the part numbers over again for this post.

Justin Deas explains why they switched Brents about halfway through this clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrh7RNfO8q8

This post covers the episodes from January 9-19, 1996. The main story is the Brent Lawrence/Marian Cramer meltdown. Brent, who had some reason to complain because Lucy was really dating him while she was still hung up on Alan-Michael, took things way too far. Brent raped Lucy and was furious when Lucy told and he was fired. He attacked them and was believed killed on the docks. Instead Brent’s sister Cassie had helped him to escape. He returned to town and Spaulding Enterprises as Marian Crane. Crane befriended Lucy pretending to be a fellow rape victim and cause many problems over the months, but always leading up to his kidnapping Lucy which happened right before we pick up.

The other big story right now is that Josh found out Reva was alive by finding her in Alan Spaulding’s jet drinking champagne and planning on leaving town and never coming back (she had decided it would be better for Marah & Shayne not to disrupt their family with Josh/Annie). Josh was furious and now Jeva are in full dirty fight mode over the custody/visitation of their kids. The fight gets more vicious throughout these episodes.

This is in the middle of depressing failure of the Quola return. In these episodes we get even further assassination of Quint’s character (now he’s tossing his kids away without so much as a glance back) and Nola is depressed. Said tossed away child, Anthony James Chamberlain shows up and almost immediately starts a romance with his adopted cousin Michelle Bauer.

Connected with the Brent Lawrence story, is the Marcus Williams story because he was under arrest for having killed Detective Cutter, a crime really committed by Brent Lawrence. That also ties in with the Roger Thorpe story. He’s currently married to Dinah Marler to get her trustfund and Dinah refuses to believe the warnings she’s been given and still defends Roger. Hart has come back to town and revenge on Roger for causing his grandfather’s death (which I think Roger was totally guilty of) and part of his plan is to get close with Dinah to break up Dinah and Roger. Meanwhile Bridget hopes Hart is back for her and Peter. — He isn’t.

Abby is living at the Bauers, but is still in her Goshen clothes. Michelle encourages her to dress up to attract a man and it sort of works as she and Rick have a pretend date.

Tuesday, January 9, 1996

Lucy Held Captive by Brent/Marian

Lucy Held Captive by Brent/Marian

I’m so used to seeing Frank as a detective in a suit, it’s still kind of a shock to see Frank wearing a uniform and working with a partner. Reva with a sudden artistic talent draws an exact duplicate of Brent Lawrence. Alan-Michael realizes this means Brent is alive. Lovely fantasy dance sequence set at the ball. I wish it had been shot a little clearer, but still very lovely. Sadly it turns nightmare at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BTnhR_ItR8 (Part 1)

Dinah tells Hart more about being raised in a circus. Dinah tells him that she had a dog named Beauregard and a chimp named Capone. Also, she tells him she rode animals in the parade especially a favorite lion named Majesty and was the target in a knife throwing act. Griffin tells Gilly about how Vivian was when he knew her as an activist. Lucy wakes up from her nightmare and finds Brent back in full Marian guise near her bed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF-MpO4r5ok (Part 2)

Josh is on the front porch of the Land of Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams when Marah comes out having been woken up by a bad dream at sunrise.  Alan rushed to get dressed to go and help Alan-Michael despite the fact he’s angry at him. It really is a shame that after all this work in the setup they had to switch Brents. Credits at the end of this part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TojCOUnVMZE (Part 3)

Reva tries to talk sense to Alan about Alan-Michael. It’s definitely the next morning. Reva explains that she understands because Alan is also dealing with his children and having to deal with being cut off from them when he’d never hurt his children on purpose. Alan-Michael brings the drawing of Brent to the police to convince them that it’s him. Lucy tries to figure out what’s going on with Marian. Marian has Lucy in the Springfield lighthouse. Lucy discovers that she can get out to fog shroud parapet, but not out of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A3EkTNcC9w (Part 4)

Annie comes out and is pretty nice about Reva hurting them. Marah resolves to try to like asparagus and to be nice to Shayne. Annie has the stupid idea that Josh being aggressive sexually after seeing Reva meant he was over Reva. Hawk is in the hospital and is malingering. Alex is trying to get him up. Alan-Michael keeps pressing and finally causes them to consider it. We review Brent’s/Marian’s crimes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHItibQr_3A (Part 5)

Marian admits to his crimes. Buzz turns on Alan and then remembers Brent and Lucy being held for trespassing into the Country Club pool. They weren’t arrested, but Brent had his fingerprints taken. Alex tells Hawk all about what Reva did at the ball. Hawk assures Reva that Josh never stopped loving her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOSH9DIbnCQ (Part 6)

Hawk tells Reva about Josh after her “death.” Even though it’s the day after New Year’s Eve aka New Year’s Day, Springfield is back in business with Josh and Annie going to work and Marah going to school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFPY78NeZOg (Part 7)

Marian tells Lucy that she killed Nadine. They found the fingerprints that Cutter took and prove that Marian is Brent. Marian reveals herself to be Brent to Lucy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfmpJ8Dx6E (Part 8)

Josh refutes Hawk’s claim that Josh still loves Reva. Hawk: “This whole thing with Annie Mutton…” Reva runs into Annie literally in the hospital corridor. Marian rips off her face to reveal Brent. Alan-Michael realizes Brent’s sister had to have been in on the deception.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlz5eZfW7-k (Part 9)

Wednesday, January 10, 1996

Josh has Ross working on straightening out his martial mess. Reva shows her claws to Annie at the hospital. Alan-Michael stops by Susan’s hotel room to catch her and Nick up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLMbtyYnpB0 (Part 10)

Brent toys with Lucy. Nice effect with the lighthouse calendar in the squad room. Annie and Reva fight in the corridor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD6TVOCRLUs (Part 11)

Reva and Annie escalate and Rick intervenes. Annie’s blow to Reva, hit Rick too. Rick to Annie: “All you managed to do was make her angry and with Reva that ALWAYS means trouble.” Nick actually acts like a cousin to A-M for once. Nick agrees to help dig up information and suggests contacting a specialist in criminal behavior. Lucy contemplates jumping off the catwalk rather than let Brent touch her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pZlxvqUDi0 (Part 12)

Lucy and Brent struggle on the parapet. Buzz apologizes to Cleary and asks to help with the investigation. Reva and Josh meet in the hallway and argue. Josh reminded Reva of their history. Josh: “I want the pain to stop…….I care Reva, I care a lot more than you know.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5N6OfW3bq8 (Part 13)

Rick talks to Annie about her conflict with Reva. Annie is in total denial. Hawk calls Rick over and talks to him about Josh, Reva, and Annie. Brent: “You don’t get to decide when you die. I DO!” Lucy tries to reach Marian in Brent, but fails. He tells her that he set her up because she lied and told people he raped her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NyLRx7s4pU (Part 14)

Only after A-M suggests it does the search extend to Marian’s work computer. Hawk: “Help you see the writing on the wall.” Rick: “I’ve never been that into graffiti.” Mr. O’Rourke is an assistant DA. He agrees to have

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fQr5O4nNk (Part 15)

O’Rourke announces he’s arrest Reva instead. Lucy leans on Alan-Michael’s love from afar. Marian’s computer gives a frightening message from Brent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PFBBGn3tp0 (Part 16)

Thursday, January 11, 1996

Nola and Bridget are in the Reardon Boarding House kitchen. Bridget is on edge hoping Hart will stop by. Hart is stopping by Roger’s to work on Dinah instead. Marah is home from school for a teacher’s conference and is moping around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsA6-E3m1TY (Part 17)

Reva reacts badly to being arrested. She is charged with being an accessory to bigamy before the fact. Honestly I don’t know how they managed to turn this around. I’m kind of with Alan on this. I hate how Reva and Josh blindly slash out at each other. Nola pushes Bridget to pursue Hart. Vanessa and Matt stop by to take Peter for an outing, but Bridget won’t let him go since Hart is supposed to stop by. Hart and Dinah commiserate about being ignored by their parents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg4Jqqz7DN4 (Part 18)

Vanessa, not really having much of a legal leg to stand on, is always very nervous and defensive about other people being involved in Peter’s life. Hart being back means Vanessa is worried that Hart will try to cut her out of Peter’s life. Whenever Nola isn’t happy in her own life she gets very prickily to Vanessa.  Oh come on, Vanessa, get over yourself. Hart should have the right to see Peter if he wants. Even if Bridget wants Hart (duh! she has for years) still not any of Vanessa’s business unless she knows something horrible about Hart we don’t know. Matt and Vanessa reminensce about how Matt looked up to his fun Aunt Nola. That’s ironic Matt, Nola grew up wanting to live ANYWHERE else. Nola brings up her pain over Quint. (Which still he never EVER would have done.) I really like the Land of Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams set. This friends scene between Annie and Blake makes you really sad thinking about what happens later. One of the things Jeva like to ignore later is how Annie was always a strong support for other women in the community. Alan arrives in time to ride to the rescue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FipJNhL2JbA (Part 19)

Josh and Reva call each other’s bluffs. Josh asks Reva what she said to Annie. Reva tells him how Annie spelled out how they had sex. Nola talks to Matt about how she loved Quint and how much it hurt when he dumped her and how it changed her. Then Matt told her to back off on Bridget, she was a grown up. Bridget holds up against Vanessa not wanting Hart around Peter. Hart talks Dinah into going out to Jessup Farm with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uSS6e1zz9I (Part 20)

Blake and Annie have a friendly chat about how much Josh loves Annie. Marah overhears and is upset when she realizes what annulled means. Josh and Reva talk about where they are now. Alan rubs it into Josh that he and Reva are sleeping together. Hart tells Dinah all about the Jessup Farm and then fell through the ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KPgaczKi48 (Part 21)

Dinah gets Hart out of the pond. Vanessa and Bridget fight over Hart. Nola talks about her fantasies and her continued pain over Quint. Josh says he doesn’t care. However, Josh reacts coldly to Reva.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offt80-PzTs (Part 22)

Ross needs to leave. Josh and Reva are still fighting. Marah takes Annie’s four leaf clover pin. Hart finally arrives. Bridget fantasies about Hart. After he collapses, Dinah drags Hart into the farmhouse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsi2HSkAaQc (Part 23)

Dinah pulls the wet clothes off of Hart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offt80-PzTs (Part 24)

Friday, January 12, 1996

Marcus is still under arrest for Cutter’s murder. His father Griffith (who was apparently so upset about his son that he attended the country club ball) drags Ross there to get Marcus sprung. Alan-Michael and Frank continue to fail at locating Brent. Lucy considers her options to escape, but Brent returns wielding a knife.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RjQ8IWOCOo (Part 25)

Dinah covers Hart with lots of layers and then climbs into bed with him to share body heat. Alan-Michael is standing there with his coffee spilled on the floor. Brent tortures Lucy bringing her lunch. Griffin drags in the press. Griffin throws a fit. Frank finds Brent’s sister, Cassie Lawrence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDuQoUzeF9A (Part 26)

Ross clarifies what’s going on with Levy. Marcus agrees to keep things quiet to help Lucy. Levy agrees to talk to the judge to get Marcus bail without leaking what’s going on. Marcus apologizes, but I don’t think he means it. Levy says he has three children. Cassie resists questioning. Cassie sees the video and finds out Brent is Marian who Cassie thought was his roommate. Buzz fitzes with the toaster to keep his mind off Lucy. The hooker returns to the diner and talks with Buzz. The hooker knew Nadine and reminiscences about her. Frank drags Cassie down and shows her the body from the lake. Lucy remembers Nadine giving her a locket that belonged to Buzz’s mother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3asafn-GPs (Part 27)

Lucy lashes out at Brent after he details killing Nadine. Brent flashes back on his mother degrading him. Frank ironically commiserates with the family of the killed woman (not knowing it’s Nadine). Sounds like Nadine was a better mother to this hooker girl than to her own kids. Hart declares he’s come around and now appreciates Dinah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ax1pp6-29c (Part 28)

Hart starts making a move on Dinah. Dinah starts a fire. I love Dinah’s outfit. Lucy yells at Brent while he hears his mother and Cassie admits their mother abused Brent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbNfAf0WWrY (Part 29)

Alan-Michael rejects Cassie’s attempts to excuse Brent through the abuse he suffers. Marcus has a new bail hearing. Having gotten a fire going and implying to Hart that she wasn’t interested in him, Dinah leaves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBwvmS2XEig (Part 30)

Levy follows up with the judge as he said. The judge sets a high bail. Dinah shows up in time to hear about her good friend Marcus’s release on bail. Lucy thinks she’s reached Brent, but Brent announces he’s going after Alan-Michael. Seeing the body’s personal effects Frank recognizes them as Nadine’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olckuRg9kTI (Part 31)

Nola drags a chair in off the street with David’s help. Frank explains how he knows the stuff is his mom’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7A8DWPBjjE (Part 32)

Monday, January 15, 1996

Frank reacts badly and remembers Nadine’s dentist so they can check dental records. Fletcher reassures Holly and then Ben shows up and busts Holly and Fletcher’s chops over kissing in public. Quint calls Nola, but they have a bad connection. Quint is calling to warn Nola that he can’t find J.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02enHa2Deeg (Part 33)

Marcus and Dinah are talking and making peace as good friends. Hart comes in and he and Dinah spar. J comes in and hits on Dinah. Frank shows up crying. At first Buzz is relieved when Frank says it isn’t Lucy, but he’s devastated to realize it’s Nadine instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfOj8cvkrM (Part 34)

Michelle and Bill are also there at Company and Michelle takes an immediate interest in her adopted cousin J. Dinah calls him on the carpet correcting his Egyptology. Bridget confronts Hart that he had promised to take Peter sledding and didn’t show. Buzz breaks down thinking about Nadine. Frank reveals to Buzz that Brent murdered Nadine before they thought she left town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYJqO9cQHE (Part 35)

J comes after Dinah again. J asks Dinah if she’s seen places around the world and she says she has. Frank tells Buzz how they identified the body. Buzz explodes after realizing Nadine foresaw her own death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJNj8b_TYYM (Part 36)

Dinah and Bridget spar over Hart. Ben, Michelle, and Little Billy are hanging out together at Company. Michelle reveals she’s learning sign language to help Abby. Then Abby shows up. Marcus, Griffin, Gilly, Fletcher, Ross, and Holly talk about who might have set up Marcus. They suggest Roger might have been behind the framing. Nola calls J on the carpet. J announces he stupidly is calling himself J not even J. or Jay. Frank breaks down again to Buzz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4QfL3u4bt8 (Part 37)

The group decides that Roger is probably behind this. Dinah stands up for Roger and storms off when nobody listens. Nola and J continue to talk about why J has just shown up. J says he hit on Quint’s girlfriend. Buzz gives Frank a coffee. Cleary does a Hail Mary over Nadine’s body. Buzz swears they won’t rest until they bring Brent to justice and then bring Lucy home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT2y2keR_j8 (Part 38)

Tuesday, January 16, 1996

Nola doesn’t buy J’s story and gets out of him that he was expelled from school. Eleni shows up and Frank tells her about Lucy and Nadine. Buzz adds that Marian Crane is really Brent Lawrence. Brent is typing up a message to try to lure Alan-Michael to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8qOE5cetw (Part 39)

Brent taunts Alan-Michael over the computer. Brent confesses to Nadine’s murder. Eleni reacts to the news about Nadine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prdvp-O7cFI (Part 40)

Quint’s character takes another whack when Nola calls and off screen he announces he doesn’t want his son to move back to him. Eleni continues reacting. Cassie (Brent’s sister) is shocked to hear the recording where Brent admits to killing three people and having Lucy. She messages him on this feed with Alan-Michael and tries to talk him in, but he’s enraged by this betrayal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uaNcYy_kA (Part 41)

Cassie gets upset that Brent may come over her and she runs off. Lucy reaches out to Nadine’s spirit for her to reach out and help both her and Alan-Michael. Down at the docks Eleni screams out her pain to God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr4UObjYU6A (Part 42)

We see a darling Marina before she moved to California and she turned into a spoiled brat. She’s much more mature here than she will be later.  Eleni thinks she has an answer. ( A bit showing a staircase upstairs behind the bar at Meals and Wheel Dinner.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j4G8A5jlFM (Part 43)

Nola and J set ground rules for him living with her. Nola decrees that he hast to attend Springfield High. Michelle comes back into an immediate chemistry test with J. It totally fails in my opinion. Look at this typical R.B.’s Michelle reaction. She comes across as an idiot. Oh, hear that plot point drop when they try to convince people adoption’s don’t count and first cousins sleeping together isn’t icky. They will be unsuccessful this time, but later Jammy proves unstoppable. Eleni retells seeing Nadine. After Lucy yells for help, Brent shows up and drags her back to the bed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEb1wF2CyA8 (Part 44)

From above we look down while Buzz reaches out to Nadine. Brent gives A-M instructions to come and turn himself over to keep Lucy safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR9GBwe-nas (Part 45)

Wednesday, January 17, 1996

It’s a new day in Springfield. Alan and Reva are talking while they wait for the lawyer he hired for her. Meanwhile Josh and Annie prepare to fight Reva. Brent has lured A-M to an abandoned ranger station. Althea Templeton is the lawyer Alan hired to represent Reva in the desert. Annie very motherly discusses with Josh whether it was a good idea to let Marah stay home from school?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxi4LqDtOf4 (Part 46)

Ross comes over and Annie and Josh prepare to leave for the courthouse. They are leaving Marah with an unseen “Mary” not sure if housekeeper or babysitter. Josh talks about how they lived in Italy and how great Marah’s Italian was. Brent shows Lucy that a timer is set for a bomb where A-M is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iKfhvEUp_E (Part 47)

A-M doesn’t beat the clock, but it only shoots snakes not explosives. In a temper tantrum A-M destroys the room and uncover’s Brent’s surveillance camera. They are burying Nadine (with full Eastern Orthodox honors – this is back when the people in town remembered they were different religions), but apparently are doing it so quickly no one could come to the funeral. They are doing some nice, positive Nadine being happy flashbacks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCNfKiU3Rj0 (Part 48)

Josh does a great example of step 4. The hearing proceeds for Josh and Reva’s divorce. Marah takes her Annie doll and runs away while no one is watching. Brent brags to Lucy his plan is fool proof. Nadine’s funeral ends with Frank laying a single pink rose on the coffin for Harley. Lucy offers herself to Brent to keep A-M safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StIQ4gI3UTM (Part 49)

A-M came back and told Frank about what happened in the cabin. Frank heard the recorded card play Lucy’s cry for help. Reva’s lawyer starts wiping the floor with Ross. The judge rules in Reva’s favor with the stipulation that she can’t upset her children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFJ03fQ36UU (Part 50)

Reva is excited at the prospect of seeing her kids, but Alan is more concerned with making sure Ms. Templeton knows which side her bread is buttered on. Buzz has a conversation with Nadine at her grave. Brent and Lucy try to play each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKt4CFaBh4 (Part 51)

Frank and Alan-Michael argue about the best way to save Lucy. Alan tells Reva’s lawyer that since he’s paying the bills she’ll do what he wants, not what Reva wants. Meanwhile Josh and Annie can’t find Marah. Marah comes into the door and sees Reva, but after a brief confrontation Marah runs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Q4DgLQX3k (Part 52)

Thurs., January 18, 1996

Michelle is dressing for a date with J and generally acting pathetic. This is something Alan does. He manipulates court proceedings. Marah runs away from Reva and asks Josh to make Reva go away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtZUKHaZ-ME (Part 53)

Josh has a good father talk with Marah. So Annie is handing out antibiotics without a prescription? Reva asks Annie to let it just be her and Josh with Marah and Josh backs her. Alan is right about that. This Jeva fight is more about them than the kids. J tries to touch Bridget for his insurance payment. She smells the snowjob, but makes him a loan anyway. Nola walks in and finds them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dM1qPcVJ3w (Part 54)

Rick walks in on Michelle trying on clothes for a date. Abby got the idea that Michelle could help her dress up to get Rick’s attention. Bridget backs up J. Reva tells Marah about being a healing woman in Goshen. Reva offers a holistic solution for Marah’s earache and gives Josh instructions for a poultice. Annie stomps down to the carousel. She sees a box of champagne left over from the marriage and is tempted to break her sobriety. Alan overheard and offers his support.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98lqjgq-qM (Part 55)

Alan and Annie discuss their relative positions. Alan to Annie about Jeva: “Watching them fight is like watching them make love.” Reva’s plan worked and Marah feels better. Shayne comes running in. Josh talks to Shayne who somehow miraculously has kept an unframed photo pristine in his pocket. Reva says her favorite place as a young girl was the walkway in front of the nature center which had embedded stars. Nola claims she wants to save J from turning out as entitled as Quint. (Again, honestly it doesn’t sound like Quint at all.) Bridget: “You haven’t made any mistakes, J is a great kid.” Nola: “Yes, but I want him to be a great man and there are no shortcuts to that.” Michelle and Abby are still trying on clothes in the Bauer kitchen and Michelle has left a mes. With all the false omniscience of a teenager Michelle tells Abby she needs to dress differently to catch a man’s attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAXx48ZK0o (Part 56)

Nola says she’ll pay for the insurance, but that J needs to earn the money. Michelle shows up. Alan continues to try to make a deal with Annie. Reva decides not to push for once in her life and leaves after a decent amount of time. Reva thanks Josh for helping her with the kids and for being a good father.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Oym84C_Ng (Part 57)

Josh tells Reva that it didn’t go as well as she thought. Reva won’t listen, even though Josh is exactly right. Marah has a nightmare that Reva forced Josh and Annie to leave and took Marah herself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S4NsgHchlE (Part 58)

Michelle tries to get J’s attention. It’s kind of embarrassing especially how he only gets interested once he finds out she has a driveable car. Meanwhile Abby had been trying on one of Michelle’s outfits when Rick walks in. Reva finds Alan and tells him how well it went.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohW4lrOZrw (Part 59)

Friday, Jan. 19, 1996

Rick is clueless that Abby is trying to impress HIM by dressing up. Dinah is on the case to clear Marcus and to find out if Roger stole the money and framed Marcus. Brent reaches out to A-M via computer and Frank discovers him. Lucy is listening to a tape recorder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJlQnvjolo (Part 60)

Brent talks to Lucy, referring to Marian as a separate person. Brent drags Lucy in to show her what’s happening on the monitor. Brent: “You could have had a real man instead you got a wimp in wingtips.” Frank begs A-M to let him help. Hart tries to convince Dinah that Roger set up Marcus (which he did). Roger comes back and finds them together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uesM-8Y6Jo (Part 61)

Rick talks to Abby. Does she have a boy she’s dressing up for? Abby counters what happens on a date? Michelle apologizes for being a bad tour guide when J seems bored. She brings him a beach in winter. J hands Michelle a line about his mother doesn’t understand him. Amanda comes in and wants business. She announces that she’s holding a press conference to announce Marian was embezzling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCe_0UuZ0L4 (Part 62)

Amanda announces Marian Crane was embezzling. Amanda explains how she knows. A-M brings her up to date and begs her to cancel the press conference. Rick walks Abby through a date. Roger again asks Hart to forgive him and then wants to celebrate his business success with Dinah. Roger: “What am I being blamed for now, winter?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTdSOY3_zMg (Part 63)

Dinah tells Roger that she just found out he was behind the register right before the money was stolen. Roger says to convince Dinah he is innocent he’ll help get Marcus off. J and Michelle talk about dating. Jay wants to go on to the lighthouse. We don’t see much of the beach and it must not be our normal one because facing the beach the lighthouse is to the left. Normally it’s to the right and the docks are to the left. Lucy is listening to Brent’s recording talking about his plan. Brent caught Lucy listening to the tape. Lucy talks her way out of it and reaches out concerned because he was abused. Brent has brought a dress for Lucy to put on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dDSQB6jUm4 (Part 64)

Rick and Abby continue walking through the date. “Don’t be sad the movie is over. They’ll make a sequel.” Amanda cancelled the press conference. This scene is more like the real Amanda, nice and competent, not a jerk. We didn’t get many of those with Amanda #2. A-M asks Amanda to look after the country. Lucy tries to reach out to Brent with compassion, but it doesn’t work. Brent says he was punished because he was a man. J and Michelle end up at the lighthouse. He wants to explore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-cPh4i7GN0 (Part 65)

Rick and Abby’s pretend date continues. Roger left and Hart takes another run at Dinah. Dinah throws her drink on him. Roger tries to get information out of Cleary. It works she spills everything. Roger: “A dead man returns as a cross-dressing killer. Talk about ratings!” J and Michelle talk about whether they should explore the lighthouse further or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvqVAR1h4MQ (Part 66)

Watch for the next part soon.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 73

August 31, 2015

This is the seventy-third in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

In the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth they flashback 10 years to the beginnings of the lovely Cozzie (Lizzie Spaulding and Henry “Coop” Cooper) pairing.

Frank Cooper is featured as a Crime Stopper (top cops/PIs on soaps feature) in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a great collection of current photos of all your favorite Guiding Light stars at the Daytime Stars and Strikes fundraiser. Look especially for the photo of Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5). I especially love the shot of Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines #2) and Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the one we knew most of the time) looking like an a finally ecstatically happy Phillip and Beth. Find them in the August 10, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Aleksander is also the subject of a featured interview in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He talks about what he’s doing today and Guiding Light memories. After the show went off the air, he returned to finish the college degree he interrupted when he was first cast as he promised his parents he eventually would. He completed is BA in Theater. He recently completed a run of Mary, Mary at the Cape May Stage in New Jersey and is actively auditioning.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) gives an update on his kids in the July 13, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. His three daughters are in the School of American Ballet and his son is more into “mud and rocks and baseball.”

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) “appears” as a voice artist in Minions. Read more about it in the July 20, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A round up of quotes of how real life acting pairs is featured in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Included are: Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding his real life wife Victoria Platt), Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), and Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper). (FYI – if you know the background and compare Terri Conn’s quote to the others it’s kind of hilarious, check it out. 🙂

Maureen Mooney Pellegrini (Ann Jeffers)  shared ” has been reruns & she’s recently got back into acting.”
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/27061-the-doctors/page-121#entry1428060

Catch a photo of Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) and her real life husband John Viscardi are pictured in the June 3, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) is interviewed for a feature piece in the March 9, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It focuses on her current role of Eve Donovan on Days of Our Lives.

Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow Randall #2) had a daughter on March 28, 2015. The daughter’s name is Velva and is also the child of her longtime boyfriend Willem Van Waay (a pro sailing racer). Find more in the May 4 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth and on Gatschet‘s social media.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) is the subject of a feature in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It focuses on her role as a transgender character Maya Avant on The Bold and the Beautiful. Mosley also checks in with how the transgender storyline is going. Read more in the August 10, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) has returned to General Hospital after her character woke up from her coma. Read more in the August 10, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, who started with the Mole puppet & then was falsely revealed to be Jonathan Randall) will be making an appearance with his wife Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) in the Lifetime movie The Imposter He Met Online this August 2015. See more in the June 13, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Sadly Bailey and Frantz announced they’d suffered a second miscarriage late last year. Read more about it in the December 29, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) is featured in an article in the May 4, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth that focuses on her leaving the road company of Wicked and how she is still connected to soaps.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) was featured in the Take Five questions in the June 3, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Both Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) and Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) appeared in Magic Mike XXL. Read more about it in the July 20, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Joan Collins (Alexandra Spaulding #3) at 82 is still very busy. Recently she’s appeared on Queens of Drama and The Royals. Get more details in the June 1, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

When Rick Hearst returned to General Hospital in January 2015, he grew out stubble to match the backstory of being undercover and then held hostage. I think everyone is glad he’s since shaved again. Read a lot more about it in the January 26, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 72

June 17, 2015

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #3) was photographed at People‘s Ones To Watch Event. See the photo in the December 29, 2014. Check out this lovely smiling photo that was on Twitter. https://twitter.com/haleyjamesx/status/604463343093575680

Peter Simon (Ed Bauer #4 – Simon played Ed from the early 1980s through most of the rest of the run of the show) and  his wife Courtney Sherman (who met when they played Scott and Kathy on Search for Tomorrow) celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 15, 2015. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/06/courtney-peter-simon-nelson-aspen.html

In the 10 year flashback of the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth is to Josh and Reva arguing over Jonathan Randall’s role in their lives.

Always great news when you get news from someone who you haven’t heard anything about for awhile. Ty Simpkins (Jude Bauer – Rick’s son with Harley part of the chain of children) is going to be in the Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World. It opens on Fri., June 12, 2015. I hope we can get some photos to create some father son pictures. 🙂 Read more and see a photo in the June 1, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) is enjoying his post-acting life as a handyman. Also it briefly mentions Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane). http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/06/news-jordan-clarke-sonia-satra-john.html Satra is now a fitness and health guru.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWeqescp_bo#t=23

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) is the subject of a feature article focused on his current role as Aiden (Hope’s current Bo replacement beau) on Days of Our Lives. Read all about it in the June 1, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) has left her brief General Hospital turn, but the door has been left for her to return with the secret that Jake is really Jason Morgan.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/rebecca-budig-exits-general-hospital-but-since-hayden-holds-a-big-secret-will-she-return/2015/05/21/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 –  her recast scuttled the somewhat interesting crush on inappropriately aged Jesse Blue. Her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan right before the Nursery Rhyme Stalker mass kidnapping) is in the webseries Escorts. https://www.youtube.com/user/South9Entertainment/featured
Mayhew released a single on iTunes called “What is Love.”
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-is-love-justin-drip-remix/id987619532

Lindsey Mckeon (Marah Lewis #6 – the Marah who did the most with Marony) did a two day spot on The Young and the Restless as a prostitute Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc – Kirk McColl on As the World Turns). Sporting a striking dark red hairdo, there is a photo and article in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Soap Fantasy Reunion Weekend in late 2014 featured many Guiding Light stars including Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) and Darnell Williams(Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower). See photos in the Dec. 29, 2014 of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) and his wife Kaitlin Riley were photographed at the Hallmark Channel’s Northpole screening. See the photo in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He shared a photo of him, his wife and daughter on Instagram.
https://instagram.com/p/2hb3rigCu1/

Check out this great photo from Daytime Stars and Strikes, featuring @GuidingLight Elizabeth, Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), and Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5 – the main Bloss one).
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/590738409146163201
Also check out Kim Zimmer at the event:
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/590137602965118976
Finally Elizabeth in her auction win Zimmer’s Emmy dress:
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/589976150757216256

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) was interviewed about her groundbreaking storyline about her The Bold and the Beautiful‘s character reveal as being transgendered. Mosley was also the gold star performer fo the week. Check out both in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Check out her feature in Hydrogen magazine. http://hydrogen-mag.com/archives/28000
Mosley also took part in the first ever CBS Soap Mayhem minibasketball tournament as the actors of The Young and the Restless competed against the actors of The Bold and the Beautiful. Sadly The Young and the Restless won. Check out the feature in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A short report about Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis) when she was on Another World in the May 1980 issue of Soap Opera Stars:
Maeve taught literature at Harvard University before deciding to pursue a career as an actress. Maeve makes her home in the artsy craftsy Soho district of Manhattan , where she loves to pop in on all the interesting shops and galleries in her free time. She says She’s looking forward to marrying and raising a family someday.

Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) attended the Oscars with her boyfriend Tyler Hoechlin. Check out a photo in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Snow is also appearing in Pitch Perfect 2.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) retweeted “ in Act I of the Lexington Theatre Company’s Concert with the Stars.”
https://twitter.com/LexGoKY/status/554107770774241280/photo/1
Showboy BakeShop @showboybakeshopThe most unique cakes in show business!! Henderson, NV showboybakeshop.com recently tweeted

Bundy will be appearing in Italy on June 27, 2015:
https://twitter.com/Nicola__Guidi/status/610416175638552577

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) tweeted a photo of herself playing a round.
https://twitter.com/tinasloan/status/554057539667890177/photo/1

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are among the General Hospital stars who appeared April 11-12, 2015 in New York and New Jersey.
https://twitter.com/coastalent1/status/551853755139100672/photo/1
Wright is also going to be in Chicago and Cleveland in October 2015.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) is the subject of a feature article in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3)  is going to be appearing in Man of La Mancha in Pittsburgh Jun 23, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015.
http://www.pittsburghclo.org/pages/shows

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) tweeted “Picked up Chipotle on my way home while wearing my set slippers…”
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/553382985420910592/photo/1

Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992)has a recurring role on the CW’s The Flash. His character is a reporter named Mason Bridge. Read more about it in the November 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) has a feature interview about in her role as The Young and the Restless‘ Phyllis Summers in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) has a feature interview about her new role of Eve Donovan in Days of Our Lives in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. DePaiva was one of the soap team who took part working at The Los Angeles Mission Celebrates Easter and The Hope for a New Life event. See a photo in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. In the same issue DePaiva is part of an in-depth feature on Mom’s focusing on her relationship with son JQ.

Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley) appeared in a NoH8 photo.
https://twitter.com/NOH8Campaign/status/554414500971966464/photo/1

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding his real life wife Victoria Platt) discuss his opinions on whether he wanted his baby to be a boy or a girl in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

During Soap Fantasy Reunion Weekend 2014 included were Guiding Light favorites Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry), and Darnell Williams (Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower).

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) and his girlfriend Gretta Monahan were photographed at the premiere of Horns. See a great photo in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Goldin‘s brief role as Maya Avant’s ex-boyfriend on The Bold and the Beautiful was featured with photo in the InDepth Answers section of the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup) tweeted from location shooting for his latest movie. “Indonesian heat and humidity is like no other. I want my mommy.”
https://twitter.com/FrankGrillo/status/546491881064914944/photo/1
“Truly humbling. Ancient ruins outside Yogakarta.”
http://instagram.com/p/wxm_egFX9c/
Photos of Grillo while filming as Crossbones.
https://twitter.com/OlyaSiganova/status/600345036027494400

Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper) is featured in the All-Star Scrapbook of the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It’s a flashback to her transformation into Ruth Karloff – an undercover personality she developed to get into Spaulding Enterprises to investigate Phillip. The scrapbook includes a series of photos and some quotes about the transformation process including a shout out to makeup artist Kelly Gleason.

There’s a photo of Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), her husband AC Weary and her son Max Weary at the 23 Blast premiere in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Zimmer also was part of a group of Wicked stars who took part in a Q&A at The Second City Hollywood Training Session. See a photo in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) is staring in the new raining piranha commercial.
http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7uE4/vonage-piranhapocalypse

Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper) pictured at Golden Globes. He won a Golden Globe for “The Normal Heart.”
http://instagram.com/p/xvACH5mfJo/ He also attended the Family Equity Council dinner with his husband Simon Hall. See a photo of both of them in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 69

November 12, 2014

This is the sixty-ninth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

As part of the year 2000 flashback from the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest they included the debuts of Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5), Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) and Mackenzie Mauzy (Lizzie Spaulding #3 from 2000 to 2002). Susan Pratt returned as Claire Ramsey, Michelle’s birth mother). Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne Lewis split. Frank Cooper and Eleni Cooper split as well. Behind the scenes Claire Labine replaced James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten (the one who said she knew who Mick’s real killer was supposed to be). It soon seemed like Labine would also leave, but she ended up staying.

In the October 21, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 5 Year flashback is Olivia having trouble handing her transplant of Gus’s heart.

In the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 10 Year flashback is Eden was torn between Bill Lewis and Tony Santos.

In the June 20, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth the 10 Year flashback is Cassie Layne Winslow being torn between Jeffery O’Neill and Edmund Winslow.

Find a photo of Maeve Stoddard and Fletcher Reade’s wedding at the Bauer BBQ in 1988 in the Fourth of July round up in the July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a round up of 1999. It includes Hunt Block (Ben Warren), Signy Coleman (Annie Dutton #2), Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding), Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup), and Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) left the show. Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), Bradley Cole (Richard Winslow), David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund Winslow), Orlagh Cassidy (Doris Wolfe), Paula Garces (Pilar Santos), and Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) debuted. Paul Wesley (Max Nickerson #2) came in as a replacement and Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) returned to the show. Manny got a mention in weddings of the year. Cassie for Hart’s son Roger Joshua “R.J.” Jessup, Phillip and Harley Spaulding had son Alan “Zach” Spaulding were listed in births and Reva Shayne discovered she’d had Jonathan Randall by Prince Richard Winslow during her lost years. Manny got a shout out for their wedding as one of the Weddings of the Year.

There is a photo of Bethany Joy Lenz at the Revenge part at Nylon Magazines’ Celebrate The September Issue at the Redbury in Hollywood. Her hair is dyed and chopped, picture Penny’s dreadful new ‘do on Big Bang Theory. See a photo for yourself in the October 21, 2013 issue of. CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) gave birth to daughter Charlotte Jo on September 8, 2014. Note this is her child with her current husband who is not the one she famously dated on The Bachelor. Budig has permenation left her job hosting Better show for which she was Emmy nominated this year. Read more in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

John Wesley Shipp (Kelly Nelson, part of my beloved Kelly and Morgan) was recently photographed at the Rhode Island Comic Con. See his Twitter feed for more photos and videos.
https://twitter.com/JohnWesleyShipp/status/528730575017095168/photo/1

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) was recently pictured on Twitter with a fan https://twitter.com/WaterStreetNY.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0tqvZlIIAE-_AU.jpg

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) is keeping her commitment to the FANtasy Soap Reunion event, despite her new role as Phyllis. It will be in New York and New Jersey October 25-26, 2014. Find more details about it in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend) is reportedly expecting a baby with fiance Wladimir Klitschko. They’ve been engaged since last October. Read more and see a photo in the June 30, 2014 CBS Soaps in Depth.

Matt Bomer (Ben Reade #3) was featured in the movie Winter’s Talehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSj1MKwx6A

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) part of the three soap star group Divas of Daytime. The group is not currently performing or recording, but they would like to regroup as their schedule allows. Read more in the October 6, 2014 issue of the CBS Soaps in Depth. DePaiva was interviewed in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) shared a photo from their new show The Bold and the Beautiful showing they put a sign below the balcony that plays the Forrester roof top restaurant asking people to stay quiet while filming. See the photo in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Saint-Victor also participated at Jacob Young‘s bowling fundraiser. See photos in October 6, 2014 in CBS Soaps in Depth. Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) talked about the scene on Room 8 when they were called to lick spaghetti off the other’s face. Read more in the October 21, 2013 Soaps in Depth. Mosley also answered the round up question in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. She said her most unusual job was being a stop on her friend’s tour bus of New York City. She’d talk about being in show business and sing songs for him. Conroy and his The Bold and the Beautiful costar Ashlyn Pearce (Aly Forrester) had a special visit to Medieval Times and the shoot is described in the July 7, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) was featured in an interview in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Tilford was also interviewed in the December 30, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth about his soap fast and his various returns to soaps. “The GL alum says ‘Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) would give you a lot of stuff to play off of.'” Photos include one of Stewart and Tilford.In the June 30, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, Tilford comments on his new The Young and the Restless role.

Michelle Forbes (Sonni/Solita Lewis, one of Josh’s crazy ex-wives) starred in the Hallmark Original movie The Hunters. Read more about it in the October 21, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/thehunters

Eden Riegel ‏ (who got advice from Harlet version one as a little girl) gave birth to her second son Isaac Miller on December 20, 2013. See a photo and read more in the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Taye Diggs (Sugar Hill, who was a spoiler for Deliah/Marcus and was part of the Drew Jacobs introduction story, he was a music producer) is now on the show Murder in the First.
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/murder-in-the-first.html

Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis #7, the last one) was feature interview in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. he mentioned his time on the soaps and his role in the TNT series Perception and the supernatural thriller Visions. Read it in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Colleen Dion briefly appeared as Ramona on Guiding Light in 2003 before returning to her role as Felicia Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2004. Read more about her soap hopping in the June 16, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Allison Janney (Ginger, one of Jenna’s comic relief maids while she owned the Spaulding Mansion) reports on her confusion on what was happening during her appearance in the end of the series Lost.
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/10/allison-janney-confused-by-lost-ending

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) was sentenced in her previously reported prosecution for a bar fight.
http://www.serialscoop.com/2014/10/crystal-hunt-sentenced.html

Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) is doing a personal appearance on Dec. 6th and 7th, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. See more here:
https://twitter.com/SoapThis/status/527299828288847875/photo/1

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.

Halloween 1992

October 28, 2014
Henry as Ghost

Henry as Ghost

I’ll be honest, the sound is terrible on this one. I think they pointed a camera at the TV without turning up the sound or else the original VHS recording was bad. I also think person was either typing or eating while recorded and almost sneezes or coughs more than once. I hope someone else loads this because he has great stuff in it.

Vanessa as Morticia

Vanessa as Morticia

This is in fact by favorite Halloween ever in Springfield. Everyone wears incredible costumes. The haunted house has the best decorations and it’s a really nice example of the Little Billy-Ben-Michelle friendship. I’ve long looked for this episode where Michelle dressed up as Wednesday Addams and Vanessa did Morticia and this is it. They’re wonderful costumes and I just love watching Michelle so happy. I like to think Michelle thought of this when she first called Carmen Morticia. It originally aired November 2, 1992.

Ross is running for senator. We’re still doing the Eleni-Alan-Michael-Frank triangle (which you can recognize by Eleni’s near constant shawl wearing which was her signature at the time. Sadly Billy-Vanessa are apart and I think this is when they did that terrible Fletcher-Vanessa bit that really hurt both characters. I guess maybe they’re tying that up. That’s fine with me.

They say: “Halloween time at the Chamberlain home as Henry, Vanessa and Bill prepare with Billy there. Vanessa tells Billy that he can stay. Then Fletcher and Ben arrive. Frank gives Eleni the news of Alan-Michael returning home. Ross gives his speech at the Country Club and him and Jim Haggerty talks about Ross’s election. Roger and Blake arrives making things weird for Ross.”

(Part 1)

Frank and Eleni talk about Alan-Michael coming back to town. Fletcher clears the air with Vanessa about continuing Ben-Little Billy’s friendship now they are no longer an item.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EFS_PMabHE (Part 2)

Vanessa does Morticia Adams. It suits her. Ben is somebody in a leather coat. Michelle is the cutest little Wednesday Adams ever. I guess Little Billy is a cowboy. Michelle and Jenna were friends. That’s a nice beat to play. Frank offers Eleni a ring he couldn’t possibly afford. Roger, Holly, and Blake have a meal. That’s always interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABNoLUla560 (Part 3)

Michelle as Wednesday with Jenna

Michelle as Wednesday with Jenna

Little Billy locks Vanessa and Billy together in a closet while everyone is playing hide and seek. Blake talks with Frank on the phone about her plan to break in somewhere to make up to Ross what their affair being exposed cost him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyk2EJikSO4 (Part 4)

Roger and Holly talk with understanding about the past and how much Blake means to both of them as Blake breaks into Leo Flynn’s senatorial campaign office to help Ross.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LWFIXELRC4 (Part 5)

Bill and Vanessa are freed from the locked closet (too soon IMNHO) and discover a room full of people waiting including a TV camera there to get B roll of Ross and the kids for his senatorial campaign. Henry is a ghost and looking for Jenna. Fletcher and Billy have words over their interest in Vanessa. Eleni moves out of the Spaulding Mansion and in with Frank, taking nothing, but what she brought with her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlbeXgyLP0w (Part 6)

Henry confronts Jenna over finding her going through his office. Henry: “If you’re counting on there’s not fool like an old fool, you’ll be sorely disappointed.” Henry is still working on putting together who Jenna is and exactly what went on. With her hand literally on the doorknob to walk away Eleni learns she is pregnant. She thinks it’s Alan-Michael’s baby because she thinks that was when she was most likely to get pregnant. Really A-M had replaced her birth control pills with candy and the future baby is Marina who is Frank’s daughter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF5YdDcMvs (Part 7)

Closing Credits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-eSfVTMyo (Part 8)

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.

Maeve Stoddard Stops Kyle Sampson’s Wedding to Reva Shayne Again

July 17, 2014

This was the second time that Maeve had stopped Kyle Sampson’s marriage to Reva Shayne. See the aftermath of the first time when Maeve announces she was pregnant with Kyle’s child and agrees to marry him herself because she loved him and for the sake of the child. Kyle was especially weak to this argument because he’d been abandoned by both his parents as a child and was so hurt by this that he’d actually come to town to get revenge on H.B. Lewis who he thought was his father at the time (it was actually a priest who was now a Catholic Cardinal).
Kyle Sampson – Maeve Stoddard Wedding:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/reva-jumps-off-bridge-kyle-and-maeve-wed-billy-learns-miss-sally-is-his-mother

Kyle was brought on to be a genuine threat to Reva and Josh, his actor Larkin Malloy having been brought in from a successful run on Edge of Night. Frankly I was more invested in Kyle’s relationship with eventually revealed half-brother Billy Lewis than in any of his romances, but you can see at this point that he is suffering the fate of most Jeva spoilers and being driven crazy, poisoning his relationship with Billy. However, as awful as it is to give someone else’s baby up for adoption I really can’t be on Maeve’s side either. I wanted to like professional businesswoman, journalist Maeve, I truly did, but I didn’t. I think it might have been because while she presented herself as an independent career woman, she weakly hung on one man or another. When Maeve was introduced she was basically stalking Kyle when she got pregnant and then married Kyle knowing he was just doing it to support the child and that he was still in love with Reva who he had originally been supposed to be marry right before he married Maeve instead. Instead of accepting the situation as she seems to be doing in the Kyle-Maeve wedding clips in the post above, she slowly grows to hate Kyle who surprising nobody, but her stayed in love with Reva. Maeve faked her baby’s death and then pretended to adopt another baby. This time in fall of 1986, Maeve stops Kyle and Reva’s with news that Ben has been kidnapped. Kyle went too far, but I think he honestly thought the baby would be endangered living with Maeve and had good reason to think that.  I often think how much better off Ben would have been if Fletcher hadn’t butted in and Kyle had been allowed to be a part of his life or that Billy  remembered the beloved half-brother, not the whacko at the end, and stepped in and supported Ben more. Honestly, I don’t see how the writers are expecting everybody to see Maeve, WHO FAKED HER SON’S DEATH TO KEEP HIM AWAY FROM HIS FATHER, as having the moral high ground, but that’s how this is written. Afterall H.B. who Kyle was close with at the time basically says he deserved it because he got mad and yelled and the woman who FAKED THAT HIS SON DIED. I don’t get this. As I said the only thing I really liked about Kyle was his relationship with Billy which was great, so I wasn’t a Kyle fan, but honestly I think this is all a bit much if they weren’t playing destroy the Jeva spoiler.

Reva Kyle Maeve 1986

Reva Kyle Maeve 1986

I also would say that Maeve was the destructive force and that Kyle, no matter what his other faults, would have been a strong and supportive father and considering how much it meant to him to take care of his son and make sure that he felt loved. Add that to Fletcher’s total abandonment of Ben later and I think Ben would have been better off protected from Maeve by Kyle than the other way around. I don’t think that Kyle’s “tearing into Maeve” was out of line in the circumstances. They are concerned about Reva because after Maeve stopped the wedding the first time Reva made an unsuccessful suicide attempt. That was a nice little bit of how positive the Hawk Shayne and Lillian Raines relationship was before Miss Sarah came back into the picture.

The musical montage is to “A Place for Us” which was Reva and Kyle’s theme.

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 1991

July 4, 2014
Overhead shot of Bauer Backyard 1991

Overhead shot of Bauer Backyard 1991

These are each a full episode. We also get some nice Michelle stuff in this. Strangely once again it’s just Michelle and Ben at the Bauer BBQ and Little Billy isn’t in sight. We learn that Michelle went through a horse phase as many young girls do (and it makes that Laurel Falls dream wedding story that included a white horse seem more possible). Ultimately Bridget’s actions to try to win Hart end up having long term consequences and the sudden death of Maureen ends up maturing Bridget quickly into someone, who might still be a little wild, but is someone we know and love. This isn’t that Bridget. This Bridget is Maureen’s niece who was dropped on Maureen and Ed because her own parents couldn’t control her, she is still a wildcat that needs taming. She influences Kat and to some extent Michelle for the worse. That frizzy crimping in hair wasn’t rebellion though, it was right in style in 1991. Eleni and Dylan Lewis are in the middle of their short period of dating and Bridget is trying to get Dylan to notice her. She will shortly move on to Hart, but ultimately returns to Bridget who was always her best friend and finally gets the crack over the head with a slate he needed to figure out he wanted more. Hart is also in Blake’s sights for a very different reason. Blake “Apple of Her Daddy’s Eye” Chrissy Thorpe does not take kindly to no longer being her father’s only child and that the new child is male and apparently faultless doesn’t help. Alex is about to blow Roger out of the water with her knowledge that Roger and Mindy had a long term affair (Roger seemed to actually care about Alex in the beginning, but being with her and her refusal to grant him real power led him to feel emasculated and Mindy – who knows why – offered herself up as a hero worshiping young thing just when his ego needed it most.) Alex will get her first pound of flesh that very night.

Day 1

Vanessa is 100% right, she and Billy do always belong together. This year they are making Bert Bauer’s potato salad. Maureen tells Bridget: “You have to put in sauteed shallots and fresh dill and then you fold it over very slowly from the bottom.” So we won’t get to see Rick this year. 😦 That’s sad to just get a phone call, but this must be when he was exiled to Chicago (Michael O’Leary having chosen to leave the show) and basically going into a long term sulk that will include a renewal of his drug addiction and his marriage to Annie Dutton. Alexandra has finally found about Roger’s duplicitous actions with both Mindy and her company and will really nail Roger at this dinner. I really think this Blake and this Hart had the best sibling relationship. Blake has always been the apple of her father’s eye, so finding out he had a male heir who hadn’t made as many mistakes as she had was a big shock to her. She reacted some better than Vanessa in similar circumstances, but it was still hard on her and she is still at the point of taking it out on Hart that he exists. Blake is right. Hart doesn’t know much about women in general or Alex. Kat and Bridget were good friends, but Kat really hated Gilly at this point. Dylan and Bridget was a great circular story. She started up wanting Dylan and in the end Dylan realized what he wanted was her, sadly Hart proved a long diversion in the middle. This is a nice bit about young horse crazy (maybe Hart crushing) Michelle. A nice friendship scene between Maureen and Vanessa, too. Eleni briefly dated Dylan, but it really didn’t stick with either one. Little Billy isn’t there, once again it’s just Michelle and Ben. Michelle got an A on a history paper about the Declaration of Independence. Mallet was beat up and Frank being his best friend wants to get the guys who did it. Holly is dating Dr. Daniel St. John who will ultimately be proven to be a crook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwItLqJibpQ (Day1)

Day 2 – Fourth of July Night

Two fireworks shows are prepping as the Fourth of July continues. Some of the town gathers in the park with Dylan and Eleni to watch the real thing and others hang out to watch in the Bauer yard. Others are gathered at Alex’s request as the Lakeland Country Club. I normally love pink walls, but thank God they repainted them. This looks terrible. I think Roger did love Alex as much as he could love a woman who wasn’t Holly. I think this is as curly and fluffy as Alex’s hair ever was. Alex: “It was only immoral, not illegal or so I was convinced.” Then “No charges were filed, Roger how many times has that phrase been linked to your name.” On the other hand I think the country club patio looks the best it has. Sherry Stringfield’s version of Blake liked to swim in the Lakeland Country Club Pool….sometimes naked. At this point Blake and Frank would have made a lot more sense than they did at the end. A.C. Mallet, who was Frank’s best friend and partner at the time (trying to fill the Phillip-Rick relationship hole in the canvas) is in the hospital having taken a terrible beating. One of Dylan’s problems was that he was Dyslexic and had trouble reading. The name Eleni is struggling over is John Phillip Sousa THE most famous musician of the 19th century who singularly invented patriotic marching band music. Eleni was an illegal immigrant from Greece who came over to be Frank’s arranged bride, he objected over the concept, although he later fell for the girl. So Eleni dated Dylan and later Alan-Michael. The actress was actually Greek-American and she heard from many compatriots who insisted she keep things accurate including her accent which was not her real one. Very nice real fireworks film. Alex nailed Roger in front of everybody. Frank and Blake continued to bond. Mindy is wearing a truly beautiful formal pantsuit. Bridget launches her campaign to get Dylan away from Eleni, but things don’t go her way. Nice Lillian in charge scene, but I don’t remember why Mallet is beat up or why Roger is on crutches. Mallet’s PI office was in the same building as Mindy’s fashion design loft. Almost by accident they became good friends and he helped her cover up her affair with Roger. Holly’s hair is really pretty. Daniel St. John: “I am fed up. I’ve had it….You knew it had to do with Roger right….You hoped it would be everything it turned out to be and you’re not even happy with that…..I thought that you hated him that this man had fouled your life up and you wanted him out of it.” No, St. John you shouldn’t have intervened. As twisted as it is, Holly is only really Holly when she’s with Roger and it isn’t like St. John turns out any better in the end with less excuse. Roger always wanted all those “props” and honestly I don’t think Alex did. Alex was willing to walk away from everything to elope and really the only time she really wanted that billy club was when she was extracting what she saw as justified revenge (others might differ) or when she’d gotten herself in a jam. Otherwise I don’t think she cared about the wealth. I think Roger really did like Alan-Michael, just not enough to change his plans for his sake. He would later tell Blake what a great husband Alan-Michael was to her and that he didn’t know if she’d ever find another as good. Maureen and Roger’s friendship was a touchstone on the show and it was a constant source of tension between Ed and Maureen since Ed utterly hated him.  Bridget: “Don’t look a gift girl in the mouth.” Dylan actually accurately predicted the next few years of Bridget’s life with his advice and warning, but the undercurrent of desire and attraction between them was there ,too. The last two minutes are the worst for Roger and really that’s what Maureen should have been upset about, Roger kind of deserved the rest, but you could call the guy on crutches a taxi when you were in the middle of nowhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJovpyc4mEg (Day 2)

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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 67

June 29, 2014

This is the sixty-seventh in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

  recently tweeted a Soap Opera Digest classic cover featuring the Stenz Manny from May 18, 1999.
https://twitter.com/kyleo71/status/479824756188139520/photo/1

The 10 years ago story in the April 7, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth was about Michelle forgiving Ed for his role in Maryanne Carruther’s death and his actions to cover it up see it with a nice father daughter photo in the issue.

The flashback year of 1998 was featured in the June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “After Joie Lenz made a Guiding Light splash as teen Clone Reva, she was tapped to replace Rebecca Budig as Michlle Bauer. Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding) and Mary Kay Adams (India von Halkein) were rehired; Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton) quit and was replaced by Signy Coleman: Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) and Brittany Snow (Susan LeMay Cooper) joined the cast.”

Ruby Dee (Martha Frazier, part of the groundbreaking first African-American core family) has passed away.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2014/06/ruby-dee-dead-at-91.html

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) shared her school memories with photos as part of a round up in the Sept. 9, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Mosley also told her the story of her first day on The Bold and the Beautiful where a miscommunication only gave her a half hour to get hair and make up done before she had to be on set. Read the whole story in the Feb. 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Mosley will appear in at least a total of 8 episodes of Hart of Dixie this season. Read more about it in the April 7, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley also told her new system to make her husband feel better about her making out with other men on screen in the June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
Mosley recently tweeted: “Over $10K raised for homeless kids w/ . No music. No poncho. No stops. No filter.  ”
https://twitter.com/karlamosley/status/480508615850074113/photo/1

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau) answered a round up question in the Oct. 21, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest about his first love scene. This was the Inside the Light episode where Alan Spaulding had supposedly come up with a magic, temporary memory eraser based on a novel by Henry “Coop” Cooper. There were several unlikely new couples of various kinds chemistry tested during the episode. My favorite was that Alan and Beth assumed they were father and daughter, this was when Alan wanted her to marry him. Then afterward it never happened.
“My [first] love scene on camera might be one of the most uncomfortable love scenes in daytime history. It was [on Guiding Light] in an episode where it was our first time experimenting heavily with the single-camera thing. It was a stand-alone episode where a lot of people lose their memory, and Remy and Lizzie, played by Emme Rylan [Lizzie Spaulding], wake up and they don’t know who each other is, but they’re in the bathroom and she wakes up with her head on his leg while his pants are down. There were no covers, no beds. I’m not going to tell who said this, but a producer on set that day was like, ‘This isn’t lovemaking, you’re *******’ and we’re like, ‘Oh, snap [laughs].’ And then, my grandma and little cousins were watching [when the episode aired]! They didn’t know what was coming up, and then it was like – BOOM!”

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding) read a feature about his new role on The Young and the Restless in the June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler, Ross’ beloved wife who went crazy) got a wardrobe revamp by former Guiding Light and current General Hospital costume designer Shawn Reeves. He said that in New York there is a whole range of clothing stores for a range of types and styles, but not so in LA. “In LA, it’s a little more specific. Obviously, the weather is more conducive to wearing lighter clothes. It’s a different look. So when it comes to a character like Tracy, that kind of person doesn’t really exist in Los Angeles anymore, so buying clothes for her is a little more challenging because the stores just don’t really carry her type of stuff, and if they do, it’s just prohibitively expensive and I can’t afford it in my budget. So it’s easier for me to go to one of the wonderful fabric stores in LA, buy the appropriate fabric and havee Maki, my stiticher, make these beautiful clothes for me. She made some wonderful new jackets for Tracy and other new pieces for her closet.” Read the rest of the story in the Oct. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) was the subject of a feature article about his new role on Days of Our Lives in the March 3, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) is going to be in “23 Blast” coming to theaters October 2014.
https://twitter.com/23Blast/status/477978804292710400/photo/1

 

Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #5 brought in Roxie the dog and romanced Coop) has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon over an incident in December 2013 at a LA bar.
http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/05/crystal-hunt-charged-felony-assault-deadly-glass/

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) has been cast as the new Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless. She’s set to debut August 11, 2014.
https://twitter.com/WeeklyCountdown/status/482279474977705984/photo/1

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) has just been cast as Eve Donovan on Days of Our Lives. They recently showed “Eve’s” high school yearbook and it included a high school photo of DePaiva. This detail was tweeted by 

Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup #5, the final Hart that was torn between Dinah and Cassie) costarred as ubervillain Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider. He’s now a logo figurine.
Group Shot 

Close Up 

Grillo will also be part of the new movie “” releasing on July 18, 2014.
https://twitter.com/FrankGrillo/status/481903796239364097/photo/1

Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, the one we knew most of the time) was featured in the classic quotes section of the Oct. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
If I’m being honest, I took the part mainly because of the money. If the character hadn’t been as interesting. I would have done it anyway. You’ve got to put bread on the table.” – Aleksander on joining Capitol as DJ originally printed in the March 10, 1987 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Brody Hutzler (Zachary Smith, Michelle and Vanessa’s Angel) was the subject of a feature interview in the Oct. 14, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He reflects on his acting career both soap and non-soap, focusing on his latest role in the movie Wonderland that was released last year.

The Feb. 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest included a round up of soap stars and their pets including Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau, with Remy, one of the last really good new couples in the final years of Guiding Light) and her two cats, Scooby and Scrappy and Kassie DePavia (Chelsea Reardon, the youngest Reardon daughter) and her dog Mochi. See photos of these and other stars in the issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robin Mattson (Hope Bauer Spaulding #5, the rebellious teen Hope) was featured in a round up of stars who were child stars. She talked about her parent’s attitude and how she got into show business. It lists her early appearances including the film Namu, the Killer Whale, the TV movie Island of the Lost, and guested on shows like Flipper, Gentle Ben, Daniel Boone, The Farmer’s Daughter and The John Forsythe Show. On Daniel Boone she played a childhood sweetheart to Israel Boone, Daniel Boone’s son, played by Darby Hilton see a photo in the Feb. 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Taye Diggs (Sugar Hill, who was a spoiler for Deliah/Marcus and was part of the Drew Jacobs introduction story, he was a music producer) was part of the star filled party when Bosideng opened a pop-up shot in Manhattan, see a photo in the April 7, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper) spoke at “The Great American Songbook” even honoring talent agent Bryan Lourd. See a photo on the April 7, 2014 issue CBS Soaps in Depth.

Cynthia Wartos (Annie Dutton #1) was the Gold Star performer of the month for her just vacated role of Kelly on The Young and the Restless in the April 7. 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ashley Peldon (Marah Lewis #2) got a shout out as Mara Levinsky‘s second favorite soap kid ever “I loved wee Ashley Peldon as Guiding Light‘s savvy Marah” in the March 3, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) is quoted in the “You Heard It Here” section of the March 3, 2o14 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “I hated General Hospital, I hated being on it, I hated working in that situation and I hated the character I played.” Newman was originally quoted in the July 25, 1989 issue and the role he was talking about was his short time as Prescott Harrell in 1985.

Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper #1) also was quoted in the March 3, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest, “You Heard it Here” section. “I got very stupid during my pregnancy. My hormones were so strong, my brain couldn’t absorb information. I couldn’t read anything deeper than People Magazine. I would read the same line over and over, and not understand anything. I had to tell people ‘You have to slow down for me because I am stupid.'” Ehlers was originally quoted in the November 23, 1999 issue.

The March 3, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a roundup of late in life marriages including Buzz Cooper and Lillian Raines from Guiding Light and Nancy Hughes and Dan “Mac” McCloskey on As The World Turns.

The June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a roundup of marriages that married three times including Billy and Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis from Guiding Light that married in 1984, 1993, and 2009.

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 –  her recast scuttled the somewhat interesting crush on inappropriately aged Jesse Blue. Her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan right before the Nursery Rhyme Stalker mass kidnapping) performs “What is Love” in her new video.

Lindsey Mckeon (Marah Lewis #6 – the Marah who did the most with Marony) has a recurring role as Tessa the Reaper on Supernatural. She was recently interviewed on a Supernatural themed podcast.
http://www.winchesterbros.com/site/index.php/site-updates/10403-winchester-radio-special-guest-lindsey-mckeon-joins-us-to-discuss-her-role-as-tessa-the-reaper

Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall #2) will play a recurring character on the Cinemax series Banshee when it returns in January 2015. His character will be an ex-skinhead named Kurt. Read a few more details in the June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digesthttp://www.cinemax.com/banshee/

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) was featured in a LONG “You Heard It Here” quote in the June 9, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The quote is about he changed his name from Herbst to Hearst to do better in the business and how he never heard the end of it from his grandmother once Rebecca Herbst got on General Hospital. The quote was originally published in the Oct. 14, 2003 issue.
Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) shared a photo of his son on his birthday.
https://twitter.com/rickhearst/status/482312111763120128/photo/1

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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