Guiding Light Update Tuesday 1/9/01

By Li Carattini

Cassie and Richard wait anxiously for Dax so they can open the letter they found under table rock. Richard asks Dax to verify and initial the letter in an official capacity.

Josh and Olivia begin their official honeymoon. He carries her over the threshold and Sam announces himself

Reva is shocked about Noah’s wife...ex-wife he corrects Lady Perdita (sorry about the name yesterday) Langly. She announces that she wanted to see Reva’s ring. Noah tells Reva he called Perdita to tell her about giving her a ring...she doesn’t like surprises. Perdita asks to see the ring and a nice catty exchange ensues in which Perdita belittles the sapphire and waves around the 2 carat ring Noah gave her...he reminds Perdita she’s in his bed. She gets up with the sheet wrapped around her, stands in front of Noah and stretches, dropping the sheet to the floor...Reva is amused and annoyed. Noah rushes to cover her nakedness. She dresses right in front of them and chats about how secretive Noah is about his life. Reva tells her about the whole Woody thing and that she didn’t quite understand. Perdita starts to explain but Noah stopped her...Reva fishes for information about Woody and Perdita wants to tell her everything but Noah stops her. Perdita rambles on like there is no tension and chides Noah on his hosting skills...Noah pours the champagne and they toast to Woody....absent friends....

Sam grills Josh on what he plans to do about the problems he has caused Olivia. Sam gets sarcastic when Olivia tells him to butt out. He tries to get them to give him the tickets to Hawaii... so they don’t go to waste. Olivia says no way. They obviously can’t “honeymoon” with Sam in the apartment so Josh says he has another plan to make their first married night memorable.

Cassie and Dax initial the letter and hand it back to Richard...he reads it... Cassie approaches to comfort him...he puts her off for the moment and tells Dax they must return the area to exactly the way it was before they arrived...no one must know they were there, but he will take the box and the letter back to the palace. He tells Cassie he will explain everything soon and she answers “Take all the time you need”

Josh and Olivia go back to Josh’s apartment and find that his bedroom has been decorated in Hawaiian style. He apologizes for it not being Hawaii. Olivia tells him she doesn’t care where they are, as long as they are married and together. They are worth fighting for...they reiterate the compromise they worked out the day before. And the honeymoon begins...

Noah asks Perdita how long she plans on staying...she says she has no time limit and she does have a few clients to visit in Chicago. She asks for the name of a good hotel, Reva suggests the Towers. Perdita tells Noah she’ll send someone over for her bags the next day, gives Noah a lingering kiss good bye and turns to Reva “So long river- I mean Reva” and out she goes. Just as Reva is about to start yelling at Noah, he clamps a hand over her mouth... Noah assures Reva that he and Perdita aren’t married anymore. Reva and Noah search the room as they discuss her looking for a bug....they find it...

Richard apologizes to Cassie...he hands her the letter....

“Tonight my son the heir to the throne was stillborn. It was an emergency delivery here in the palace. Dr. Forester was unable to save my child, the first baby I’ve been able to carry to term. My husband, Prince George, upon hearing the news came to me with his solution and a command. Apparently his affair with that woman did not end with our marriage. I knew he still loved her when we were married. Had she not been a commoner, she would undoubtedly be sitting in my place tonight. This woman gave birth yesterday to my husband’s child. She’s in poor health and not expected to survive, however, her bastard child, my husband’s son, is quite healthy. Prince George has commanded that our son William will be buried anonymously, quietly and the bastard Richard will be brought out here and put in his place. Given the current political climate, it is futile for me to argue. Prince George is determined to preserve the monarchy no matter what fraud he must perpetrate to do so. Lady Ainsley and Dr Forester who have witnessed this letter have been sworn to secrecy. We will all carry this knowledge to our graves, but I cannot, in good conscience, leave no record of these events. My sovereign believes he has saved something this night. I believe what he wishes to save has been irrevocably broken. Whomever finds this letter has found the grave of my William. He was buried in the informal garden with only a bare stone to cover his coffin. I hope the truth contained here will be honorably served, but I beg you please let my son rest undisturbed. That peace is the only honor he will receive Signed Princess Charlotte of San Cristobal.” She asks him what does this mean...He responds that it means he is a day older than he thought he was...and “I am my father’s bastard child.” He verifies that is his mother’s writing and Cassie tries to make sense of the letter...He wonders what happened to his birth mother...could she still be alive...could she still be living in the castle....he wonders did Princess Charlotte hate him...Cassie tells him that isn’t possible. But , he points out, she put this christening cup in his hands every morning...the symbol of her hatred for his father and for him. This must have literally killed her... she was quite young when she died. Cassie questions Edmund’s birth, maybe he’s not really hers either. Richard reassure her that Edmund is truly her son, he was born in a hospital...and just by looking at the pictures he can see that Edmund looks just like her and made her so happy. “So if I am not Richard , Prince of San Cristobal, then what am I?” Cassie responds “You are my husband.”

A long extended love scene between Josh and Olivia ......

Reva and Noah start to talk for the benefit of the bug...Reva starts talking seductively to the bug...he throws the bug in the fire...Perdita gets a ringing in her ear and realizes her bug is discovered. As soon as the bug is burnt up, Reva pushes away from Noah and demands to know why he never told her he had been married. Noah tells her she has every right to expect an explanation. He pulls her into the hallway and tells her they may be in trouble...Perdita asked too many questions about Woody, she may be on to them. Noah tells her they got married for a sting and got divorced right afterwards. He told her he led her to believe they were engaged to put her off... Reva wonders why is she here and wishes she would go away, pulls back the sheets and finds a tiny feminine gun...”An engagement present??”

Olivia tells Josh she understands more and more every day why he had to leave...there is so much chaos in his life...after the adrenaline rush is over he must want more...right?? He agrees and reassures her he loves her and the peace she gives him. They snuggle and kiss...

Cassie tells Richard he is a good and honorable man. He responds not so good, I couldn’t trust you...If this is the childhood he had, it’s a miracle he grew into the man he is...she reassures him that she loves him and is honored that he shared it with her ...now that’s trust. He tells her they could lose all this if it gets out. She tells him she doesn’t need any of “this” to love him...Edmund interrupts...”Hello everyone. Our plane arrived early, Anything interesting happen while I was in Springfield?”

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