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Danny and Michelle Quotes of Love from Rustle of the Sheets

June 21, 2018

Republished from The Rustle of the Sheets

Republisher’s Note: These are dialogue quotes taken from the Manny storyline from the beginning up to the Laurel Falls wedding. I think as a future project, the next time I watch through the beginning of their storyline, I’ll try to copy these into the episodes they belong in and link to them here. For right now, enjoy the transcripts of the quotes as done by Jennifer H.

Danny and Michelle Quotes of Love

From Rustle of the Sheets – One More Note: Bear in mind, these are only quotes that deal with their feelings for one another, or commentary made by others (notably, Drew in the beginning — thank goodness that Rick, Bill and Pilar are jumping on the bandwagon now).

This means all of those things that Michelle said while pretending in the beginning, ie. “I love Danny. He’s my husband,” etc. will not be here, simply because they weren’t real. I’m only going for the reality of their feelings here — so, naturally, all of the early quotes will deal with Danny’s feelings for Michelle. Thankfully, this is changing and we are seeing that one-side street going both ways now. 🙂


Danny: Wanna, help me out, Michelle?
Michelle: Uh, okay.
Danny: Tell me the truth.
Michelle: The truth about what?
Danny: Well, what a nice, pretty girl like you is doing studying in a place like this?


Drew (to Michelle): I’ve seen the way he [Danny] looks at you …


Danny: You know, that Michelle, she’s a real class act.
Jesse: She ain’t no act, she’s a pretty amazing woman.
Danny: Yeah, she is.


Michelle: Danny and I sorta had a thing.
Drew: A thing?
Michelle: He kissed me. I know, it came out of nowhere. He just walked up to me and kissed me on the mouth…


Drew (to Michelle): He’s been eyeing you … he made his move.


Drew (to Michelle): Danny has a big thing for you.


Danny (to Michelle): Now, there’s only us.


Drew: We both know Danny has the hots for you.
Michelle: You think I actually like Danny’s little mind games?
Drew: Either that, or you’re real good at faking it.


Danny (to Michelle): Mornin’ sexy.


Drew: You don’t care who killed your brother anymore.
Danny: Look, you watch what you say to me, Drew.
Drew: That is not what this Jesse thing is about. It’s about Michelle. You have feelings for her and you are using your brother’s death to get closer to her.
Danny: Okay, Drew, let’s suppose that you are right and I do find Michelle to be attractive … and I think that Jesse killed my brother, which is gonna make this a lot more interesting for me. It’s kinda gonna be like, uh, killing two birds with one stone.


Dietz (to Danny): The boss is concerned that you’re getting friendly with this, this, Bauer girl.


Danny (to Michelle) : You know, Michelle, I really wish that I was wrong about you guys, especially you.


Drew: I told you the truth so that no one would get hurt. I thought you cared about Michelle.
Danny: And you thought that was gonna save her?
Drew: I don’t understand. It was an accident. I don’t understand, I thought you liked her.
Danny: Mick was my brother, Drew, he was my brother. Besides, there are a lot of people who want revenge. This went way out of my hands a while ago.


Danny (to Michelle): Please, don’t make this any harder on me than it already is.


Danny: Why do you keep following me?
Dietz: Making sure you’re not getting soft on this pretty young thing.


Danny (to Michelle): I wonder, I wonder if you’re worth risking my neck for?


Deitz: You’re throwing your whole life away, every thing you’ve worked for, been groomed for on some two-bit piece of work off the street —
Danny: — Hey, hey! Don’t you ever talk about Michelle like that again. Ever!


Danny: I’m not going to let you take her away from me. Michelle is here because I want her here. She belongs with me.
Carmen: You’re really in love with her, aren’t you? You’re in love with the girl who killed your brother.
Danny: I know the value of our family, you’ve taught me that, but you are not going to intimidate her and I will not let you scare her off. She is my wife and you’re going to honor that, whether you like it or not.


Danny: Haven’t you got it yet, Michelle? All of this is for you. Everything that I have done, I have done to keep you alive. I didn’t say anything to my mother just now, because I will do whatever it takes … I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you safe.
Michelle: Oh my God.
Danny: It’s not about my mother and it’s not about my brother anymore, either. Its, uh, it’s about you … and me.


Danny (to Michelle): We’re connected, Michelle. I mean, come on, even when we’re at each other’s throats there’s something between us. You know I’m right.


Carmen: The feelings you have for this young woman sadden me.
Danny: Why? Why? You’re the one — you claim that you want me to be happy.
Carmen: I don’t think that she can make you happy. In fact, after everything you’ve done for her, I believe that she’ll only end up breaking your heart.
Danny: You’re wrong. You’re wrong.


Michelle: When we were talking with Father Tomas, I realized that we want the same things out of life.
Danny: We do, yeah. Like everybody does.
Michelle: I know, I just never …
Danny: What, you never, you never thought that I want those things?
Michelle: Yeah. When we were at Father Tomas’ office, I saw somebody that I actually liked. And I realized that we’re not so different, you know. We, we have similar dreams.
Danny: Yeah, I mean, they’re the same.
Michelle: We deserve to have our dreams come true, Danny, we do.
Danny: Yeah, I know, of course we do.
Michelle: So, maybe we really can make this work out?
Danny: Yeah, we can, you know, but not if we quit. If we do this right, we can have everything we want, by working together, not fighting with each other, trusting each other ….


Danny: Look, hey, I would never hurt Michelle. I would never let anybody touch her. Never!
Jesse: Well, well, well, I see what’s going on here, you’re falling in love with Michelle, aren’t you?


Jesse (to Michelle) : This is about Danny. He’s really falling in love with you.


Danny (to Father Tomas) : I have to protect her. I can’t let anything happen to my wife.


Danny (to Michelle): Do you know how beautiful you are?


Michelle: Am I supposed to fall in love with you? Learn to love you?
Danny: Look, I don’t care one way or the other, okay?
Michelle: Liar. Jesse told me how you feel about me, Danny, and this marriage is not about you protecting me or saving anybody else. This is about you … you wanting something ….


Michelle: I don’t love you. I never will.
Danny: Never say never, Michelle. My grandparents had an arranged marriage and …
Michelle: And what, they lived happily ever after?
(overlapping) Danny: Yeah, they did! As a matter of fact, they did.
(overlapping) Michelle: Well, good for them. Good for them.
(overlapping) Danny: No, good for us.
Danny: If my grandparents never laid eyes on each other before they were married and they ended up happy, then maybe we can too.


Michelle (about a drawing of herself): Jesse drew that a while ago. It’s alright, I guess.
Danny: No, it’s not.
Michelle: What?
Danny: Come on, he had a beautiful subject and he didn’t do it justice, not at all.


Danny (to Michelle) : You really are something.


Danny: You know, when you — you take a shower and you comb your hair, you — you rub lotion into your arms, into your shoulders and you slip into a nightgown and I’m — I’m sitting in bed, pretending to read or listen to music or whatever, but that’s not what I’m doing. I — I’m watching you. I’m trying not to, but I am. I do. I am a man and when you climb into bed with me, beside me, never touching, never touching, I lie there awake, staring into the dark, aware of everything that you’re doing, of how you breathe, of the rustle of the sheets and it takes every ounce of my being to not want to reach out to you. I care about you. I desire you. I want to reach out to you.


Carmen (to Michelle) : He’s very devoted to you. He truly loves you.


Drew: Does Danny like you?
Michelle: I think he’s actually starting to have feelings for me.


Ray (to Carmen): My cousin is a man in love.


Danny: (as Michelle steps beside him at the altar) You look beautiful.


Danny: Are you nervous?
Michelle: Yeah, I think I’m gonna faint.
Danny: Just look at me.


Danny: You know sometimes people meet each other under very unusual circumstances. We did. Who knows why God puts a particular person into your life. I certainly didn’t expect to meet someone like you and I know you didn’t plan on meeting a guy like me, but by divine providence or fate or just plain luck, we were thrown together and I knew, I knew that you were a treasure to be cherished and to be revered. Michelle, I — I promise to do everything in my power to keep you safe and to make you happy. And what we have between us will grow with you as my wife and I as your husband.

Michelle: Daniel, from now on, I put my life … my fate, into your hands.


Danny: Michelle, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow. And with all that I am and all that I have I honor you in the name of God.
Michelle: Daniel, I offer you this ring as a symbol of my vow. And with all that I am and that I have I will honor you in the name of God.


Michelle: You know, you can stop smiling now. (To photographer) We’re on a break. We’re on a break.
(overlapping) Danny: No, a break.   Michelle: On a break.
Danny: Sorry, I just can’t stop smiling.
Michelle: Hey listen, I wanna thank you for kind of saving my vows, that stuff you said about being so devoted and giving of yourself was really good. Thank you.
Danny: You’re welcome. I meant every word.


Drew: The wedding was beautiful and Danny really made me believe he loved you … a lot.


Carmen: Where’s my son? Look at him, as happy as ever.
Wedding Guest: Surely God has joined these two together.


Rick: This all happened so fast, I didn’t think it was real, but I saw today the one thing that I always imagined when I thought about my sister’s wedding and that was her smile. Michelle, may that beautiful smile always light up your husband’s life like it lit up this room today.


Drew: You know, if I didn’t know better, I’d think this whole thing was real.
Michelle: What does that mean?
Drew: You! I mean, you’re laughing and smiling all over the place. And that kiss (fans herself), whew!
Michelle: Drew, I had to kiss him.
Drew: Like that?
Michelle: Yeah, I guess things are getting a little real around here.
Drew: A little? I don’t think it’s an act anymore.


Daniel: I know it can be pretty intense meeting the family all at one time.
Michelle Not really, why — why do you say? Why do you …
Danny: Well, I mean, you seemed in a little, a little bit of a rush to get out of there.
Michelle: Oh, well, I hope I wasn’t rude.
Danny: No, no, no, not at all. It’s okay. You were perfect. (Pause) You are perfect.


Drew: I thought you were gonna bust the ceremony or something.
Jesse: To tell you the truth, I actually thought about it ….
Drew: What stopped you?
Jesse: She looked really happy. She really looked in love.


Danny: I won’t do anything to rush you, okay? We’ve all the time in the world, this is just the beginning for us as husband and wife.


Danny: Hey, remember that — that day when we had to go meet with Father Tomas, for our Pre-Cana, to talk about all the things we want in marriage.
Michelle: Mmhmm, what about it?
Danny: You looked so miserable. You practically had your fingers crossed and your toes.
Michelle: Seems like a long time ago.
Danny: I know, I know, you know, you thought that you hated me, I know. And then you realized that we want the same things, that our dreams are pretty much the same —
Michelle: Danny —
Danny: Let me finish, let me finish. You know, I thought, I was starting to think that we were not gonna make it — that together there was no way we were gonna have the kind of marriage we both wanted with us at each other’s throats all the time. I figured we were just doomed, you know, doomed to go through the motions for the rest of our lives. But today — today something changed. We said our vows. I don’t know, I saw something different in you. I felt it, I think you did, too. And when we kissed, you kissed me back and it was real and I thought, you know, maybe we’re gonna be okay. You know, maybe things are gonna work out and maybe our dreams can really come true.


Danny: I was very wrong to think that you care about me.
Michelle: I do care about you.


Danny: You are my wife and I will protect you with my life. I promise.


Carmen: Things started happening the day you brought Michelle Bauer into our home.
Danny: Her name is Michelle Santos.


Danny (to Carmen): I trust Michelle. I trust her with my life.


Danny (to Carmen): This girl is my wife. She is the future of this family. Her children — our children — are the next Santos generation.


Ray: You really lucked out when you married Michelle. You found yourself a very kind and generous girl.
Danny: Well, yeah, I know.


Danny: I love to hear good things about my wife.


Danny: I am trying to figure out who you are . . . who I’m married to.
Michelle: Me! Michelle Bauer Santos, I’m your wife.


Danny: So, what am I supposed to think, huh?
Michelle: You’re supposed to believe me. You’re supposed to remember our wedding day and our vows to trust each other. Will you just remember the way that we looked at each other and the way that we kissed? I felt something. I know you did. Do you —
Danny: Michelle . . .
Michelle: Do you honestly think that I would just betray that feeling? That I would just throw it away? Why would I do something like that? Why would I do that?
Danny (whispering): I don’t know.
Michelle: Ssh, we have something. You know that we do. And I know that I tried to deny it for a very long time, but it’s there and it’s this chemistry and it’s not like anything I’ve ever felt before.


Michelle: . . . I am alive and it’s because of you.
Danny: So, you’re grateful.
Michelle: What I’m feeling is more than gratitude. Do you honestly think that I would do anything to hurt you?
Danny: I don’t know. I don’t know. I want to trust you.
Michelle: I want to trust you, too.
Danny: Well . . .
Michelle: I want to be close to you, Danny. I want us to start out like any other couple who just got married. Just think about our wedding day: the priest has just pronounced us husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.


Danny: You look nice.
Michelle: Thank you.


Drew: . . . obviously he trusts you now.
Michelle: Yeah, I guess.
Drew: He does more than trust you as a matter of fact, he’s falling all over you.
Michelle: Well, yeah, he has his moments when he’s protective and he’s definitely really sweet sometimes . . .


Michelle: I am a prisoner in that house.
Drew: Yeah, you are, but you’re starting to have feelings for your jailer.


Drew: I am worried about you, ‘kay?
Michelle: You’re worried about me?
Drew: Yes, because I know I’m right about what I see in you and Danny. I know it.
(overlapping) Michelle: Drew —
Drew: Listen, this is not —
Michelle: You can’t —
Drew: This is not a great act, okay? I mean, I see the two of you together. I just saw the way you reacted when he kissed you, Michelle. That stupid, ridiculous smile you have on your face every time you’re with him. He is getting to you. Why can’t you admit that?
Michelle: Alright, alright, you’re right. I mean, he definitely has his moments when I forget who he is, I forget his family and when we’re alone I definitely feel guilty about what I’m doing.


Grandmother (to Danny): You are not doing this for the business or for your family. You are doing this for you because you care about her. I see the way you look at her.


Grandmother: I know all of the problems you’re having [with] this marriage — your mother’s vendetta, your brother, Mick, but I have a feeling that something strong can come out of this.
Danny: Like you and grandfather?
Grandmother: Ours was an arranged marriage. Now, we hardly knew each other, but we learned to trust and we learned to love.
Danny: I just don’t think that Michelle and I are going to get that chance. I mean, ours was not an arranged marriage. We were forced together by circumstance. I knew that she didn’t love me, she didn’t even like me, so …
Grandmother: That has changed, I promise you.
Danny: I don’t know. I don’t know.
Grandmother: Then what do you think?
Danny: What —
Grandmother: How do you feel towards her?
Danny: Me? I don’t . . . I have mixed feelings.
Grandmother: Don’t lie to your grandmother. You are in love with this girl.
Danny: I wish I wasn’t. I wish I didn’t, but you’re right. I’m in love with her. I love her.


Danny (to Michelle): Baby, I heard you, I heard what you said and I want to spend some more time with you, too.


Danny: Okay, Michelle, I’ll be right out here, okay? If you need me …
Michelle: Okay.
Danny: I’m right here.


Michelle: He said he loved me. I heard him tell his grandmother that he loved me and there’s no way that he could have known that I was listening, so I know that he meant it. And when I heard that, I couldn’t do it, do you understand now? I couldn’t go through with it, I couldn’t betray him like that. I’m telling you, Drew, in that moment, he was different.
Drew: Or maybe you’re just falling in love with your husband?


Carmen: Daniel, how can you trust anything that girl has ever said? Or how she’s looked at you? How can you believe any kind, loving words she’s ever spoken?
(overlapping) Danny: Because … because —
Carmen: — How do you know for sure that it wasn’t all a lie?
Danny: I know her.


Michelle (to Danny): Danny, I could never hurt you. You need to understand that. You need to trust your feelings about me.


Michelle (to Danny): I heard you tell her that you cared about me. Honestly, it made me feel really, really good, because it made me feel like you understand me.


Michelle (to Danny): I just wanted to tell you that I’m glad that you ended up with me last night, that nothing happened to you.


Danny: I’m gonna miss you.
Michelle: I’ll miss you, too.


Danny (to Michelle): I don’t want to say goodbye to you.


Danny (to Michelle): Michelle, I am your husband and I want to be there for you. I do, the same way that you’d be there for me.


Danny (to Michelle): I want to take care of you.


Rick: I want you out of this marriage!
Michelle: I don’t want out!
Abby: Okay, hey, are you serious about this?
Michelle: Yes, I’m serious. I want to stay married to Danny.


Meta: You have strong feelings for Danny.
Michelle: No, no, I do not. I just, you know, I feel bad for hurting him, I feel bad.
Meta: You don’t risk your life if you just feel sorry for someone.
Michelle: Okay, so maybe I have thoughts …
Meta: What kind of thoughts?
Michelle: I don’t know, thoughts, just thoughts, okay?
Meta: You do care for him?
Michelle: (after a long pause) There’s something about him. I don’t know if it’s the way he looks at me or the way that I feel when I’m around him, I don’t know what it is, but I can’t explain it, I can’t.
Meta: You think maybe it’s love?
Michelle: I don’t know. I wish to God that I did know because it’s there and it won’t go away.


Michelle: Danny told his grandmother that he loved me, I felt so …
Meta: So what?
Michelle: Special. Is that crazy?
Meta: No, it’s not crazy at all.
Michelle: It felt so good when I heard that and if I didn’t care for him, then why would I feel that way?
Meta: You wouldn’t.


Michelle: He needs to know that at first I pretended to have feelings for him, but now everything’s changed. Do you think he’ll believe me?
Meta: Believe the feelings are real now?
Michelle: I think they are, maybe this could really work out.


Meta: What would your life be like with him?
Michelle: We could make whatever kind of life we want.


Michelle (to Danny in her dream): When I told you that I cared about you, I wasn’t lying. I wasn’t.


Michelle (the dream continued) : I know we started off wrong, but we can make this right, I know we can make this work. I want you. I want you, so much.
Danny: I want you, too.


Note: There is a big chunk of quotes missing, but I will eventually get to them all.


Danny: I’m sorry, no. I can’t allow this.
Michelle: You’re not gonna change my mind. This is where I belong — right beside you. No matter what.


Danny: I may have to do something drastic.
Ray: Drastic?
Danny: It’s the only way I figure I’m going to be able to do it.
Ray: Do what?
Danny: Get back with the woman I love.


Michelle (to Bill about Danny): I love him. I’m in love with him, Bill.


Carmen: Why, why did you take this dangerous step, what were you thinking?
Danny: I’ll do anything to be with Michelle.


Danny (to Michelle): I want to hold you close and swear before God I will always love you.


Danny (to Michelle): I wanna say my vows to you in church before God with no distractions except those beautiful brown eyes of yours.


Danny (to Michelle): I love the way you smile.


Danny: When we come home after the wedding today we’re gonna be together for the rest of our lives. We’re never gonna be apart again. I promise.


Danny (to Rick about Michelle): Yeah, look, you know we didn’t really start out like most couples. You could say we had the odds stacked against us but since we’ve been separated, our feelings for each other have grown stronger. And I know that I come from a particular life, but Michelle makes me want to be a better man … a man that she can be proud of. I’m changed forever.


Danny (to Rick about Michelle): I know that I am not exactly the guy that you would want for Michelle but I love her. I love her with all my heart and I can take care of her. She’ll never want for anything. She’ll have every bit of happiness she can ever imagine.


Abby (to Danny): You have a beautiful voice. (to Michelle) Doesn’t he have a beautiful voice?
Michelle: Yes, he has a beautiful voice.


Rick (to Michelle about Danny): Do you love him?
Michelle: I love him. I do.


Abby (to Rick about Danny and Michelle): They are so in love.


Danny (to Michelle) : I can’t wait to take you home as my wife. I can’t believe that I am going to be able to wake up every morning for the rest of my life and see this beautiful face.


Danny: Don’t move… (Bells ringing) Do you hear that?
Michelle: Mmhhmm.
Danny: I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life — the way you look right now and the happiness that I feel … the sound of the bells … how being with you makes me feel like I can do anything.
Michelle: You know, I used to imagine what my wedding day would be like. I used to dream about what it would be like to stand next to the man I want to spend the rest of my life with and nothing that I dreamed could have possibly turned out as wonderful as this.
Danny: Wow, soon we’re really going to be husband and wife.


Michelle: Mr. Santos, I do believe someone might think we’re in love.


Michelle (to Danny): I want to be with you, you are my husband.


Michelle: Can you think back to when Ray was going to marry us, we were talking about having him marry us for real?
Danny: Yeah.
Michelle: Okay, I wanted that so badly, because I finally knew how I felt about you. I mean finally, and for the first time in my life, the first time in my life, I knew what it was like to totally and completely adore someone, to want someone more than anyone or anything in my life. I felt connected to you in my heart, in my soul. I’m in love with you Danny. I would rather die with you than live without you.


Phillip: Okay, fine, if you don’t want to do that, what about Danny?
Rick: What about Danny?
Phillip: Well, I know he is not your favorite guy, but do you think he really loves Michelle?
Rick: Yes.


Michelle (to Danny): I came back here to live with you as husband and wife, that’s what I want. I came back here because I want to be with you in every way. I want to wake up with you, I want to make love to you, and crawl into bed with you, and take bubble baths with you, and watch TV, and fight over the remote control, and have breakfast in bed, and I want all that. I want all of it, and I want you. If there were a thousand guns lined up outside, I would want to face them with you. Please, please love me enough to know that I am not just your wife now, I’m your life.


Rick: She stays at your side because that the kind of person she is, that’s why you love her right?
Danny: Yes, I love her.


Danny (to Rick): I love her more then anything.


Michelle: Rick, don’t you see. I love this man!


Michelle: I belong with Danny. We belong together.
Rick: Think about what you’re saying!
Danny: She thought about what she is saying, we belong to each other.


Danny: Hello, my beautiful wife.
Michelle: Hello, my perfect husband.

Phillip: Rick, Rick, will you listen to me for just a second. I know what it is you are trying do and I wish there was a simple way to do it, but there isn’t. You understand, it doesn’t matter, you can keep her locked up for two months or two years and if she loves Danny Santos, then she is going to find her way back to him. And as we both know very well, the harder you try to keep them apart the harder they are gonna try to come together.


Michelle: I just want to be with you.
Danny: You are. You are with me. Right where you belong.


Michelle: Danny, listen to me for a minute. I want to be your wife. I want to have a life with you more than anything in this world, okay? If we keep fighting your mother, it’s just going to be harder for us. I don’t want that. I really, really don’t.


Michelle: I feel like I just lost my family. And it’s really strange because it doesn’t really matter as long as I have you.
Danny: I am sorry this is happening. Rick was wrong — you are safe with me. I would protect you with my life.
Michelle: I know. And I believe you. I love you.
Danny: I love you. I do. More than my own life.


Michelle: … when we got married the first time in front of everybody and we kissed, I was fighting it but I just realized that I was falling in love with you and I know it’s gonna last forever.
Danny: I want to promise my love for you before God right here.
Michelle: Me too, me too. And you know what’s so great about this, I am already yours and I always will be. We just get to say it again!
Danny: Just us.
Michelle: Just for us.
Danny: Just for us.


Danny: I love you. I love you so much.
Michelle: I love you too!


Ray (to Michelle): You bring so much happiness to my cousin.


Danny: Are you ready?
Michelle: Mhhmm, I’ve been ready since I realized that I can’t live without you.


Ray: We are gathered here in sight of God to join this man and woman in the holy matrimony.
Michelle: Danny, you know I wasn’t looking for love when I met you and somehow by the grace of God it found me and standing here with you right now, I can’t even imagine what it would be to live without it. And I know we’ve been tested, definitely and it only made us stronger, you know. And I really believe we could survive anything right now. I mean, you really are a dream come true, Danny.
Danny: Michelle, Michelle, when you entered my life, I was changed forever. You’re so full of love and life and goodness. You are a treasure and I promise I will treasure you always. With you in, my life is richer than I had ever dreamed it would be. You make me want to be the best man that I can be. The man you can be proud to call your husband. I want to make all your dreams come true and I will. And as God is my witness I vow to protect you, to honor you and to love you forever. You are my life.



 

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Danny Leaves Michelle SID

June 11, 2018

Republished from “The Rustle of the Sheets”

Republisher’s Note: This is the full text of the article as it appeared on the website including photos. I have not yet double checked the text. I corrected a couple of obvious typos. I believe the editorial remarks are from the editor of the website, not the author. The website credits it to the August 3, 1999 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

 

“Danny Leaves Michelle!” 8/3/99

When Danny makes plans to return briefly to San Cristobel this week, he has no intention of having Michelle join him. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

The InDepth Preview: At the start of the week, after being deported from San Cristobel, Josh pays Danny a visit and relates his sob story. Then, he goes a step further and asks the reformed mobster to help him return to the country so they can rescue Reva.

Danny is annoyed that his friend, Prince Edmund, didn’t honor his promise to help free the Lewises from prison. Moreover, he can imagine how upset he would be if it were Michelle holed up in a foreign jail. So he agrees to fly Josh back to set things right.

Later, as Danny finishes packing for the trip, he is surprised by Michelle’s arrival at the Santos House and quickly hides his bag. When his wife insists on spending a quiet evening at home, he claims that he has an urgent business meeting. Naturally, when she spots the suitcase, she assumes the worst — that Danny is leaving her to return to the Mob.

Danny pleads for Michelle’s understanding. Then riddled with guilt, he confesses his plan to help out Josh. Assuring his new bride that he is in no danger, he promises to be back the following day.

Could his overnight Good Samaritan trip turn into more of an unplanned, extended vacation?

 

What Today’s Show Means Essay 11

May 30, 2018

Republisher’s Note: We’ve been focused in the last couple of essays have been focused on the scene where Danny is considering following through on his promise and killing Michelle for her betraying him and remaining a threat to the family. This essay bumps on to the immediately following scenes. Watch the episode where Michelle stands up to Carmen about Danny while Carmen gloats and Danny learns the truth about Carmen setting up Michelle over the FBI tip. Apparently there were spoilers out that Danny was going to sleep with Drew. That’s the horrible thing they mention.

From Rustle of the Sheets

“What Today’s Show Means”
(Written after the March 16th episode)

By Kristi — posted on the Mannyac Board.

The writers have accomplished more in today’s show than I could have ever imagined. I hate what’s going to come (yes, it is still happening) but they’re moving in the right direction. I still have a problem with Drew being the one Danny turns to, but for the first time in days I’m thinking that maybe the writers really know what they’re doing and will even make “it” (can’t say it either, Kathy) sensible to me.

Some unforeseen developments in today’s show:

* When I read that Danny would confront his mother about the F.B.I. raid today, I thought maybe he’d make some deductions of his own based on some suspicious facts such as Dietz having pictures of the raid. I never thought he’d learn the whole truth about Carmen’s set-up. He’s now learned the extent she’ll go to have Michelle out of their lives, the extent of her hatred, to the point of betraying her own son, and even though she’ll be proven right in the end (Michelle did inform the F.B.I.), it doesn’t change what she did and that’ll be a huge factor in whatever decision Danny takes regarding his marriage in the future. And he’ll never see his mother in the same way again either. It’s not just his relationship with Michelle that is being re-evaluated this week but the one with his mother as well and I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but no wonder he goes over the edge. Translation: the writers are setting it up in a way that makes sense.

* His mother’s betrayal, however, also doesn’t change the fact that he planned to kill his own wife. We’ll never know what would have happened at the last minute, but it’s still an unsettling truth to deal with.

* What is his first instinct upon learning of his mother’s betrayal? Get out of the house and go with Michelle. Translation: he’ll always choose Michelle, place her over his family as long as she chooses to trust him.

* Line of the day: “I’m Danny’s wife, maybe there are a few things about him that I understand better than you.” I doubt the meaning has sunk into Michelle yet but she’s just made a claim on her husband. Against his mother, to boot. And she’s right, she does know him better than his mother, in some way. Carmen is so blinded by her hatred of Michelle, she doesn’t realize she isn’t winning anything, that as a matter of fact she’s losing her son.

* And I don’t know what will happen tomorrow but it’s obvious that on Thursday, Michelle will confess everything, and that in the end can only be good in re-building the relationship. We’ve all been pulling for Michelle to tell him the truth and save her marriage, and isn’t it ironic that she destroys whatever’s left of it by doing what she should have been doing all along.

It also tells something about us, that we didn’t want her to tell the truth for the sake of truth, that there’s a part of us that wishes the marriage could have been saved even if it meant Michelle keeping a lie forever. She could choose to do so, as Danny is now choosing to walk out on his mother (isn’t it what she’s been telling Drew all along, if only he’d get rid of his mother), but it is right that she won’t. And I don’t think she’ll do it because she just wants out. She’ll do it because Danny deserves the truth no matter how it hurts. That is the Michelle Bauer that I know.

kristi

 

Hello, Michelle Sweetie, It’s Called DENIAL Essay 10

May 21, 2018

Republisher’s Note: Further comment on the scene where Danny puts his hands on Michelle’s neck along with other times when Danny lays hold, shakes, etc. Michelle. I agree with Andrea that bringing out both the best and the worst in each other is a very human and very important part of their relationship. Watch the episode of Danny manhandling Michelle.

From Rustle of the Sheets

“Hello, Michelle Sweetie, It’s Called D-E-N-I-A-L!” 

(Written after the March 11th episode — The one where Michelle packs to leave)

By Tracee

As always being a day behind has it’s advantages and disadvantages. The supreme advantage being, whether or not I should prepare myself to groan or grin at any given episode. And the disadvantage being, anytime I want to talk about something I’ve just seen, you’ve all already rehashed it over and over, so forgive me if this hold’s true about last Wednesday’s show, which I just saw today (or yesterday as the case may be, if you’re on the East Coast.)

Did anyone else just want to biff Michelle in the head, not in a mean way mind you, but in a ‘snap out of it’ sorta way. I was completely struck by her behavior and her tap dance around her feelings. First of all since when does anyone who is supposedly in love with a man, ask the rival for their affections — whose been trying to snare said man away from you forever — if they’re in love with him and actually mean it in a sincere way? Call me wacky, but usually I really wouldn’t care whether or not my ‘rival’s’ feelings were being hurt, but in Michelle’s case, she seemed more concerned with Drew’s standing than her own. First clue that something is mussing around in that brain of hers, that doesn’t include the concept of Michelle and Jesse forever, and ever, amen.

Second little clue, Drew asks her point blank whether she’s in love with TWV. Does Michelle say “of course you, silly fool, I’m doing this all for love, so we can be together?” Does she say “I will always be in love with Jesse, whether we’re together or not?” Not a chance. What does she do? She sputters around for a minute, says nothing in response and then comes up with some lame reasoning about how she won’t deny that when he came into the ER she still felt something. Does she label this something that she felt? Does she ever actually say she’s still in love with him? How many people can walk past their first ‘love’ twenty years later and still feel a flutter of something or other? Does this mean you’re in love with them? I don’t think so!

Then of course, there’s the third, neon-bright clue, that’s practically running buck naked in front of her painted with an arrow. Her whole mission now is to take down Carmen and not have Danny get hurt. Before it was a general take “this family” down, then it was waffling about Danny, now it’s an adamant decision to find a way to do this so that Danny doesn’t get taken down with them in the process, because he’s a swell guy who loves her. Well, slap me with a stupid stick, but if Michelle was so unfeeling toward her husband, would she even care that he did? Again, don’t think so. Would she not deny falling for him, when posed the question point blank? Which she of course, did not do. She never answered the question about possibly having feelings for him either, insisting only on “he’s different.” That Michelle, honey, is not a reasonable answer to the question asked. You know what I mean?

And finally one slight, really unnoticeable moment, when Danny asks her what’s going on and Michelle turns to him and begins to tell him about Drew finding out about her adoption and cuts herself off from him, mid-sentence and generalizes the issue. Why? Well, in my opinion, because it was a little too easy, a little familiar, a little too much like a real marriage, where husband and wife share these things easily, and it was way too much for her to contemplate at the moment, the natural instinct to act like Danny’s wife in every manner.

Dear Michelle, please pick up the white courtesy phone, waiting with that clue on hold!

Tracee — who thought she packed an awful lot for an “overnight” observation at Rick’s house!

 

Michelle Plays Princess Bride

May 19, 2018

And to finish up our posts on princess style weddings this week in honor of the royal wedding, we of course have to do Manny’s. Although Manny married quite a few times, the most elaborate was the first on-screen which is known to Mannyacs as the Church wedding — even though technically it was held in the Santos Casa rather than in a church – because it was the Catholic ceremony where a priest blessed the marriage. As there was no further action with the church, according to them Manny never divorced at all and this is the one and only Manny wedding with a bunch of vow renewals — so let’s go with that. 🙂

Revisiting the Manny Church Wedding

Tues., Feb. 16, 1999 – Michelle and Drew are talking, when Michelle tells her that she doubts that she will be able to go through with the wedding, much less the wedding night. Drew pushes her to re-marry Danny as planned for all of their sakes. Danny is busy greeting his guests, as his cousin Ray arrives. Ray is Danny’s best man and the two catch up a little. Ray tells his Aunt Carmen “My cousin is a man in love.” Danny asks his mother about Abuela who has been ill since Mick’s death. Carmen and Danny talk and she tells him that she will not stand in his way if Michelle is what he really wants. Meta, Rick and Abby show up looking upset and out of place. They are totally unable to understand Michelle’s recent behavior. Meta reflects on a conversation she once had with Michelle about what kind of wedding Michelle wanted, it was nothing like this. As Rick prepares to walk Michelle down the aisle, he tells her he would do anything for her and that he loves her, and hints if she wants to leave Danny he’ll help her. She tells him it’s time to give her away. He gives her away to Danny and the priest begins. Just then Jesse walks in and stays at the back of the room, hidden. Drew (Michelle’s maid of honor) spots him, but doesn’t say anything. At the moment, when the priest asks, “speak now or forever hold your peace”, Jesse daydreams about saying something and Michelle running to him and out of the house. He comes to, however and the wedding was continuing. As they begin their vows, Michelle nervously drops the note cards with her vows, and Danny after reassuring her to just look in his eyes and she’ll be fine, touching her chin, he offers to go first and says, “You know sometimes people meet each other under very unusual circumstances. We did. Who knows why God puts a particular person into your life? I certainly didn’t expect to meet someone like you and I know you didn’t plan on meeting a guy like me, but by divine providence or fate or just plain luck, we were thrown together and I knew, I knew that you were a treasure to be cherished and to be revered. Michelle, I — I promise to do everything in my power to keep you safe and to make you happy. And what we have between us will grow with you as my wife and I as your husband.” With her vows still tucked in Danny’s pocket, she says simply that she puts her life in his hands. When the minister directs, they kiss, a passionate and very mutual kiss. After the ceremony, Danny can’t quit smiling and Michelle is nearly as bad as they go through all the wedding traditions.
Michelle: You know, you can stop smiling now. (To photographer) We’re on a break. We’re on a break. (overlapping)
Danny: Sorry, I just can’t stop smiling.
Michelle: Hey listen, I want to thank you for kind of saving my vows, that stuff you said about being so devoted and giving of yourself was really good. Thank you.
Danny: You’re welcome. I meant every word.” 
They enjoy the reception and even Rick realizes Michelle is truly happy. After the ceremony, they take photos as Jesse leaves the house. Drew thanks Michelle for saving her life and marrying Danny and not saying anything about her part in Mick’s death, she also promises to be her go between with the FBI. She says she will help her any way she can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t39lAIUEw0&feature=channel_page

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Check other videos. These are the most complete of the wedding, but there are some audio problems.

Wed., Feb. 17, 1999 – As Danny dances with his new bride, Rick admits to Abby that seeing Michelle so happy he now thinks this marriage is for real. He makes a toast, “May my sister’s smile light up her husband’s life, the way it lit up this room today.” Hearing Danny announce their upcoming honeymoon plans, Michelle realizes that she has to go to bed with Danny. Her face shows array of emotions from nervousness to a genuine smile.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKXJ_of1xY&feature=related

Thurs., Feb. 18, 1999 – They newlyweds return to their bedroom and are nervous and awkward together. When Danny asks if there’s anything special Michelle wants to do, she says there is and drops her wedding dress to the floor and steps toward Danny in her underskirt and bodice. Michelle starts to offer herself to Danny, but pulls back once from nerves and guilt. He tells her it’s OK and then leads her to the bed where he gently lets down her hair and starts to massage her back. He talks about his feelings and their relationship. “I won’t do anything to rush you, okay? We’ve all the time in the world, this is just the beginning for us as husband and wife. Hey, remember that … that day when we had to go meet with Father Tomas, for our Pre-Cana, to talk about all the things we want in marriage….You looked so miserable. You practically had your fingers crossed and your toes…. You know, you thought that you hated me, I know. And then you realized that we want the same things, that our dreams are pretty much the same….  You know, I thought, I was starting to think that we were not gonna make it — that together there was no way we were gonna have the kind of marriage we both wanted with us at each other’s throats all the time. I figured we were just doomed, you know, doomed to go through the motions for the rest of our lives. But today — today something changed. We said our vows. I don’t know, I saw something different in you. I felt it, I think you did, too. And when we kissed, you kissed me back and it was real and I thought, you know, maybe we’re gonna be okay. You know, maybe things are gonna work out and maybe our dreams can really come true.” As he slowly massages her and kisses her back, she feels herself responding for real and pulls back with a start. When Michelle stops Danny is confused and hurt, but assures her of his feelings for her but then doesn’t press her to consummate their marriage. Thanks to a call from Drew, the FBI raids the Santos home in an effort to give Michelle the distraction she needs.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsAR0nRCCbg&feature=related

Fri., Feb. 19, 1999 – When the FBI interrupts her wedding night, Michelle privately agrees to work with them to bring down the Santos family. Agent Conklin warns her that Carmen already suspects her which could spell even more danger for her. He also warns that if they take out Carmen, they are going to arrest Danny too. Michelle resists, insisting Danny isn’t like his mother, but then decides it’s a case of him or me and she has to save herself.

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My Comments:

The whole sequence showed the current administration’s devotion to Manny. A 3 day wedding with all those extras was a big commitment.

Everyone else is wearing white and bright colors and Carmen’s wearing this honking huge black mantilla, showing what she really feels about the marriage. Danny seems so happy. He’s especially thrilled that Ray is there for his wedding. They really seem to have a cousin connection. It kind of makes you wonder what Danny’s life was like before Mick died and Danny fell in love with Michelle. I think pretty empty, but full of activity, trying to show himself that it wasn’t. It’s ironic that Ray thinks it’s Carmen pushing for the marriage at first.  This Abuela is very much in favor of Michelle and understands just how much Danny loves Michelle. I wish she had kept being Abuela. The other Abuela could have been Carmen’s mother if they wanted a more deceitful character. What stands out here is everybody that is missing from Michelle’s side on this wedding, but as I pointed out in my Manny isolation post, they are all involved in their own troubles just now. I guess it balances out because almost no one from Danny’s side attends weddings 4-6.

Church Wedding 1

Drew and Ray really hit it off. I think it’s too bad he was soooo firm in his commitment to God. It would have been nice to see him tempted with Drew. I think he definitely respected her more than Jesse ever does. The flower girl is cute, but it would be nice to have sort of a clue who at least some of these people were supposed to be. Are they distant family? Business associates? People from St. Michael’s? Is that uncle who runs the restaurant in California there with his 4 daughters?

Michelle later brings up this up this moment she has with Rick when Rick’s heart is failing and Danny is trying to show her that whether or not he made it, he would still be an important part of her life. It’s funny they play “Here Comes the Bride.” My grandfather’s family was Catholic, so my grandparents were married in the church and 63 years later, my grandmother is still furious that “The Church” wouldn’t let her have “Here Comes the Bride” because it wasn’t done in the Catholic Church.

Jesse’s fantasy is lame. Legally, the service didn’t matter, Danny and Michelle were already married and running off with Jesse wouldn’t make it untrue. It isn’t like this was legally a wedding. Legally it was a vow renewal. I love Jesse’s answer to Drew why he didn’t really try to stop the marriage. I don’t have the clip, but he says something like, “She was happy and in love.” If Jesse thought she was happy at the wedding, if Rick thought she was happy at the wedding, if Drew thought it was getting too real, I think it’s pretty plain that Michelle was happy about the wedding.  Where Michelle was kind of shell shocked before, when they actually face each other to say their vows, I think Michelle is really there in the moment with Danny and nothing else matters. The kiss is terrific, but then what happens? Danny and Michelle should have walked together up the aisle. Did the director think her skirt was taking up too much room?

Why aren’t Meta, Rick, and Abby in any of the wedding photos? I wish they would have released some taken on set. The ones you saw were against a plain colored background and featured Michelle, Danny, and Carmen. The line about “Smile your secret smile” was a hit with fans and appears in a lot of posts and fanfics.

It’s really too bad Ray wasn’t more conflicted about his vows, Drew and Ray could have been an interesting spoiler and I think Ray treats Drew with more respect than Jesse ever does. “I’ll have you know this is my mysterious look.”

Michelle and Danny look so happy during Rick’s toast and Carmen looks so green. “We’re feeling a little tired….and we’re going to spend some time alone together before we head off to our honeymoon in Marojca.” This is a resort area in Spain, popular with both Spaniards and retreating from their sunless homelands, people from Great Britain and the Nordic countries.

Ray really should have explained his job, but the writers were great at putting lines that make sense from a priest or a gangster. Drew really is quicker on the uptake here about Danny and Michelle than Michelle herself and I love her lines. “If I didn’t know better, I’d think this whole thing was real….You’re laughing and smiling all over the place…. [Did you have to kiss him] like that?”
Did Michelle really expect Drew to call the FBI from the Santos house? Drew said she’d do it once, why keep asking? They sure hang around a long time after Danny says they are going to leave. I’m a little disappointed Danny didn’t get them a hotel room for the night anyway. You usually don’t spend your wedding night in the house with your family, especially with the party continuing downstairs. Notice Michelle’s dress is already unfastened when they enter the bedroom. I don’t think she could really unfasten it herself and they needed it pre-done so she could drop it smoothly. They should have watched the camera angles a little bit though, or put a scene cut in, it’s kind of obvious.
 
I always thought their first night home from the San Cristobel honeymoon, they should have re-enacted this night with the right ending. What Danny doesn’t get here isn’t that she’s pulling away because she doesn’t feel anything and she doesn’t want him, she pulls away because she DOES feel something for him and she DOES want him and it SCARES her to death. She has no idea how to handle it. Danny lets his fears take over, he won’t listen to what she’s saying.
So much for repulsion, Michelle is hanging all over Danny. Carmen breaks one of the rules of the family when she shows division within the family to the Feds. I guess Gus hadn’t been assigned to the case yet. They don’t really ever mention her offer to the Feds or that she gave them a tip was in the  file once Gus comes on. You’d have thought Gus would have thrown it up in her face. Danny feels so guilty about this intrusion with the FBI, it must make Michelle feel awful. I can’t believe they did an actual bust off her first tip. I mean is this team in the business of burning their sources? The FBI should have watched and photographed from a distance at most this first time, unless they genuinely didn’t believe she’d go through with it and figured this information was a one shot deal.
I wonder if this warning about Danny “not being like the rest of the family…yet” plays in Michelle’s head and later feeds into some of her bad decisions and fears. Maybe that’s why her reaction to seeing Danny hit Tony and to knowing he permitted (didn’t even order, but permitted) a hit to take place on the person he was told killed Carmen. I really don’t see what good the FBI think specifically taking Danny out would do. Tony was waiting in the wings to take over and he wasn’t currently connected with the family’s dealings, so there is no way anything Michelle told them could take him out.
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Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 5

March 8, 2018

Author’s Note: We continue with the Bauer BBQ. There are more people around than I’ve specifically named. Feel free to mentally insert any favorite I’ve skipped. Feel free to write in what your fav is doing.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 5

Scene 16

“Everybody pay attention!” Lizzie called out, but she only got a few of the large crowd to listen. Despite the fact that Lily, her 3 year old daughter, snapped to attention where she was sitting in the “front row”, most of the crowd seemed unimpressed. In a minute, when nothing exciting happened Lily turned back to Karla, Christine’s 1 year old daughter, who Christine was holding. Lizzie had asked Remy and Christina to keep an eye on Lily while they did the games and asked Lily to help keep Karla entertained. A mission she was taking very seriously.

Bill came up behind Lizzie. “You just have to know how to do it.” He stuck to fingers in his mouth and let out a loud whistle followed by “HEY, LISTEN UP!…There you go, darling, you have the floor.” Bill quirked a smile at her and bowed.

Lizzie rolled her eyes and stepped forward. “OK folks! If you haven’t found them yet, we’ve got game equipment set up on that side of the patio and in the side yard. We’ve got horse shoes, corn hole, badminton, bocce ball, ladder toss, pretty much anything you can think of so try anything you want to….Try not to hit anybody though.”

Lizzie double checked her clipboard. “Today we are starting with a brand new team event! We’re going to have an ice cream race. We have two identical ice cream hand-crank ice cream churns, one with chocolate and one with vanilla, and the first one with solid enough ice cream to suit our judges… Buzz and Lillian raise your hands.”

Buzz grabbed Lillian’s hand he held both their hands up triumphantly and then dropped into an exaggerated bow.

“…the first one with ice cream solid enough to suit our judges wins. This is going to be a long race, hand churning ice cream takes awhile, so we’ll do the other races while this one keeps going on. The rules are simple we have two teams, Team Lewis and Team Bauer.”

She was interrupted here by hoots and cheers from the team members. She gave them her best ‘don’t mess with me I’m a mom look’ and they quieted down.

“Each family and anyone they want to designate as ‘family’ can churn for that team. However, someone has to be churning the entire time until somebody wins. We’re setting the churns up here by the pool so people churning can look out and not miss all the fun. If the churn is abandoned at any time during the race, that side forfeits. People can keep going as long as they want and can quit and have another turn later if they want. However, you can NOT churn for both sides and when somebody wins we all eat! So let’s get churning. Bill, you’re starting for Team Lewis.”

Bill walked over to the church and sat down. “Who’s starting for Team Bauer?”

Danny winked at Michelle. “That will be me. You’re going down, Lewis.”

“Want to bet, Santos?”

Lizzie interrupted. “On your mark, get set, churn!”

 

Scene 17

When people tired of watching churning, it is after all the type of race that is riveting watching only for so long, Lizzie called out the next event. “Time for the egg toss! Everybody grab a partner!”

Except for one unfortunate year, when they had split up in an ill conceived attempt to get Maureen and Clarissa’s brother Kevin hooked up, Maureen Reardon and Clarissa Marler were all time champions at the egg toss. They were paired up again this year, but always itching for good competition. Rusty grabbed Mindy for a partner, Matt got Vanessa to agree, Bridget and Kat teamed up. All told 10 teams lined up in two rows.

Michelle grabbed her husband, “Come on, Danny. Handling something like it was an egg? You’re in good practice this year.” Danny gave her his hands spread “what?” look, handed over the churning duty to Jude and followed her over.

Little Billy Lewis and Dani Santos got out first, somehow managing to both be covered with egg. Frankie Cooper had insisted her new friend Hamp join her and he showed himself to be a good sport when Frankie accidentally nailed him with an egg. She was so horrified that he may not want to be her friend anymore she grabbed him into the house to clean him up herself…which unfortunately meant that before Kat came looking for him he was a wet soggy mess and there were wet towels all over the kitchen. Luckily, Kat remembered the locations of both the downstairs linen closet and the laundry room, so got the mess cleaned up and new towels out before taking Hamp out to get him in fresh clothes and shooing Frankie back out to her father.

Maureen and Clarissa once again took top place, Bridget and Kat took second, and Michelle and Danny took third.

 

Scene 18

Leah and Dylan were churning away when Lizzie called time for the potato sack race. It was mostly for the kids, but a few adults raced too. Michelle picked up a potato sack, but Danny took it from her and handed it to Robbie. “I was GOING to hand it to him,” she defended.

Little Billy, Frankie, Hamp, Henry, Peyton, Emma, Sarah, and Hope lined up. A few of the other teenagers from around town joined in Lizzie stood at one end of the race and lined up all the racers and Bill stood at the other end holding one end of a ribbon and James on the other end.

Lizzie held up her hand and called out “On your mark, get set, go!” She dropped her hand and they jumped ahead.

Hope pulled out to an early lead, she was bigger and showed the determination she inherited from both her parents. Sarah and Emma were determined to keep up with her. Henry was determined not to be beat by a girl, but soon fell behind. Some of the teenagers they didn’t know pulled ahead, but then Hope found a burst of extra speed. Sarah stayed on her heels. Hope surged ahead again. Sarah’s bag suddenly got tangled up and she tripped and fell laughing. Emma dropped her bag and hurried over to make sure Sarah was OK. Hope didn’t see her fall and came in first, but people they didn’t know took second and third. With a look with just as much determination as Sarah had worn, Little Billy didn’t give up. He might have been last, but he finished the entire course. He would win another year.

Scene 19

Bridget took over for the Bauer churn from Leah so she could race, which meant Dylan couldn’t quit before she did even though he had been churning longer.

Lizzie called, “Everyone for the three legged race!” This race was more for the adults and they lined up to race.

Phillip and Rick paired up, Danny and Ray, Mel and Leah, and Remy and Cyrus all made teams. LTA decided that since Hope had won the potato sack race that Emma and Sarah would be the team for this one. Clarissa and Maureen teamed up again, but the egg toss was really more their event. The teams were filled out with the college students, including Kevin and Jason.

It was a very close race, but it was too hard to beat two young, muscular twins. Kevin and Jason took the prize with Remy and Cyrus coming next.

“No fair! They get all that practice running chasing criminals!” Rick heckled.

Emma and Sarah took third.

Scene 20

Michelle yelled for everyone’s attention. “Hey everybody! I’m sure you all know Katie Parker Reed, she’s the head nurse in the rehabilitation wing at Cedars. Her husband, John Reed, is the head basketball coach at Springfield U. We just had a great discussion over lunch and she’s had a great idea!”

Katie stepped to the center of attention and with the “I was at one of the early big party versions of the BBQ back in the early 80s. Maureen and Ed had a Hawaiian theme that year and had a fun men versus women contest.” The crowd hooted. “It was a tug of war!” More hoots. “And I just happen to have brought a Tug of War rope!”  She raised it above her head. “Let’s pull over the pool. First one to pull someone from the other group into the pool wins.”

Applause broke out as men and women emptied their pockets of electronics and then rushed over to find a place on the rope.

Michelle called out louder than anyone and moved to take the position closest the pool. “You coming, Lewis?” she called.

Danny sprang out of his chair. “That’s it! THAT IS IT!” He stormed over to Michelle. “You have been pushing it all day today and I have HAD IT!” He swept her up in his arms and carried her back into the house. “We need to talk.”

Scene 21

The rider gunned it past the green Entering Springfield sign. Coming in on the bluffs on one side of town, he pulled over on an overlook. Unbeknownst to him he was very near the former location of Casa Santos on the river bluffs on the other side of the river from Skyline Drive where the Spaulding Mansion and the Bauer House were located. He looked out over the town where he had no memories. “I should know this town, I OUGHT to have memories everywhere here.” He spotted the lights of the football field for the high school. “I SHOULD have gone to school there and I would have, if it hadn’t been for HIM.” He pulled back on to the highway and gunned it on in to town. He’d been seeing him soon.

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

Great Manny Speechs Updated 2018

February 5, 2018

One of the great things about Manny were the powerful speeches/monologues. They some up the important pieces of the Manny story in a clear, powerful manner. Here are some of the greatest. The most famous are the first two, I Am a Man and One Thousand Guns, were separate statements of desire and love given by Danny and Michelle. Ray then explains why they should together. Danny gives a speech about forgiveness and the future. Then in the final Michelle speech she describes their journey and commitment to each other, best summing up of their story anywhere.

For each post find a description of the episode, the complete text of the speech (bolded) and a link to watch it. You may find other surrounding episodes in the same post, but watch for the bolding. Manny speeches will be a continuing project because I think there are others worth calling out and some of these deserve to be given a more devoted post so watch for more.

The Speeches

Danny – I am a Man (Feb. 10, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/i-am-a-man-speech

Michelle – Thousand Gun (June 17, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/1000-guns-speech-june-17-1999

Ray – Urges Manny to Reunite (Sept. 7, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ray-tries-to-reunite-manny-sept-7-12-2000

Danny – Danny’s Speech to an Unborn Robbie (Oct. 31, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/manny-reunite-danny-discovers-michelles-pregnant-oct-31-nov-2-2000/

Michelle – Meant to Be Together (Feb. 9, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/meant-to-be-together-speech/

Danny –  innocent and beautiful and soft and pink, but underneath you’re like steel (April 17, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/innocent-and-beautiful-and-soft-and-pink-but-underneath-youre-like-steel/

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.

Danny’s Manhandling, Part II Essay 9

January 22, 2018

Republisher’s Note: Further comment on the scene where Danny puts his hands on Michelle’s neck along with other times when Danny lays hold, shakes, etc. Michelle. I agree with Andrea that bringing out both the best and the worst in each other is a very human and very important part of their relationship. Watch the episode of Danny manhandling Michelle.

From Rustle of the Sheets 

“Danny’s Manhandling, Part II” by Andrea

— posted on the Mannyac Board.

A number of us on this board have discussed Danny’s “man-handling” of Michelle before and basically it is one of his many layers that we don’t necessarily “embrace” but rather accept. It is intriguing to say the least. We don’t have a “blind” devotion to Danny. We realize he has qualities that are questionable.

Also, as it was stated twice before (once by Kristi and once by Jennifer H.), Michelle is equally feisty and hot-tempered. She yells at him, provokes arguments, and gives as good as she gets. I am not saying I condone it, but I feel that’s what gives this relationship a very human element. Unlike other soap couples, Danny and Michelle bring out the best and worst in each other. And like it or not, there are relationships out there that take this kind of thing a lot further. I will give kudos to the writers for not being afraid to take this kind of risk with Manny.

I also attribute Danny and Michelle’s actions (or should I say reactions) to each other as the embodiment of their intense passion for one another. They are “combustible” when together, but that is part of their allure and why I keep watching … hoping to delve further still in their many complexities.

Andrea

 

Rabby Have a Play Date

January 17, 2018

Rabby (Rick Bauer and Abby Bloom) and Manny were closely connected couples. They had a lot of connections:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/manny-rabby-convergence

In fact, from a certain angle, Abby and Danny have an incredible amount in common as their relationships solidify with siblings Rick and Michelle respectively.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/similarities-abby-and-danny

Rick and Abby took a long time to get together, mostly because it took Rick quite awhile to realize that while she’d been raised a sheltered Amish girl, she was a grown up woman. On January 18-19, 1996 Abby talks to Michelle and becomes convinced she has to wear “English” (what Amish people call non-Amish people) clothes to get Rick’s attention. Eventually when she advances to a bikini, Rick finally gets the message. That’s a ways off yet, but today we get a very cute play or practice date.

 

Thurs., January 18, 1996

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98lqjgq-qM (Part 1)

Michelle and Abby are still trying on clothes in the Bauer kitchen and Michelle has left a mess. 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 2)

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 and she doesn’t seem to mind. Meanwhile Abby had been trying on one of Michelle’s outfits when Rick walks in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohW4lrOZrw (Part 3)

Friday, Jan. 19, 1996

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 and embarrassingly she laps it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCe_0UuZ0L4 (Part 4)

Rick walks Abby through a date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTdSOY3_zMg (Part 5)

Rick and Abby continue walking through the date. Rick: “Don’t be sad the movie is over. They’ll make a sequel.”  J and Michelle end up at the lighthouse. He wants to explore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-cPh4i7GN0 (Part 6)

Rick and Abby’s pretend date continues.” J and Michelle talk about whether they should explore the lighthouse further or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvqVAR1h4MQ (Part 7)

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.

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2017

December 25, 2017

It’s become a tradition to share Christmas cards from Springfielders. I share them on Facebook and Twitter during Christmas week and then I collect them to share them here. Check out previous years cards from 2014, 2015, and 2016.

I always do a Manny card. This year Bethany Joy Lenz and Paul Anthony Stewart shared a photo of themselves from when they caught up in New York.

I hadn’t done a card yet from our favorite Manny friend couple Dresse (Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue). When last heard from they were living in New York. There is some implication that they were married and had a kid. When you have a kid you need to be a grown-up and a way to do that and still be involved with art would be to run a gallery. Drew was good at business so I think this might be where they end up. I used a filter to make it look kind of artistic.

I like to include one for a Springfield business. This year I picked the Lakeland Country Club. I recreated the logo.

More often than not a do a LAM card for Lucy Cooper and Alan-Michael Spaulding. I’ve given them his General Hospital character’s daughter in hopes of finding more photos of them together. I also had the opportunity to take some photos of “Hope” at the Bauer BBQ this year. So I created a family Christmas card.

Vanilly (Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis) are another one of my favorite couples. I did them a card this year too. With a version with the letter written by Vanessa….

And how Billy fixed it…..

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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