GUIDING LIGHT SYNOPSIS OCTOBER 12-16, 2009
Bill invited family and friends to a surprise party welcoming Lizzie and baby Alana Grace home from the hospital. Billy was so enthusiastic about taking pictures and videos of his new granddaughter that Mindy had to tease him about all of her baby pictures being lost. It's like she didn't exist before the age of two! Her teasing upset Billy more than Mindy expected, and she was forced to apologize.
Jonathan arrived at the party without Sarah and told Lizzie the little girl was still upset about sharing her mom with the new baby and refused to come. Lizzie wanted to know who Sarah was with now, and Jonathan admitted she was with Aubrey, the young woman Jonathan became involved with while on the run with Sarah. Lizzie refused to have Aubrey watch Sarah and demanded that Jonathan bring Lizzie her daughter. Jonathan just shrugged and walked out, infuriating Bill.
Rick tried to convince Leah to stop hiding her intelligence and and sign up for the academically accelerated program her teacher recommended.
Leah fired back with, "Dad, have you looked at how many Black kids that top private school you're sending me to has? Exactly one in each grade. I'm already a minority. You force me into the gifted program, and I'll be a minority within a minority. No way. I'm not doing it. At least Mom gets it. She says I don't have to."
And then Leah told Mindy and Rick, "I hear you're planning on having a baby. Maybe IT can be your trophy show pony of a genius. At least he or she won't have to go through their whole life in Springfield hearing: But how can YOU be one of THOSE Bauers, you're... "
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