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112 - (TGH)     The Gingerbread House     12/21/99
Amid holiday preparations at the Manning house, Lily tells Jake she wants a divorce - and tells Rick about her one-night-stand with Jake. Rick cannot forgive her, leaving their future in jeopardy.

WRITER: Pamela Gray     DIRECTOR: Dan Lerner
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace    Zoe
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Jake    Karen
 Other Family Judy   
 Business David   
 Significant Regulars Naomi   

Lily's house
Rick's house
Karen's house
Sammler Cassilli
My Sister's Bookstore
Rick's car

Gingerbread Houses: Baking and Building Memories - Nonnie Cargas

Lily: You'd think that, wouldn't you?
W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music
Tori Amos "Winter", from the album Little Earthquakes
Episode Timeline

Lily tells Rick about her one-night-stand with Jake

Lily and Rick break up at the end of the episode


Sunday -- A very distressed Lily prepares to meet Rick at the mall, one week after TBM. She collects herself, they meet and discuss "world peace." Later, Naomi presents Lily with the gingerbread house fixin's, and Jake brings the excited Zoe and Grace home. They don't remain excited when Lily thinks they should have a stay-at-home Xmas. Jake is also confused in light of "recent events." Meanwhile, that night(?) Karen picks Eli and Jessie up at Rick's. He hopes Karen will be flexible with her upcoming schedule in case he and Lily can sneak away.

Monday night -- Lily has dinner at Rick's and is clearly pressured by his getaway gift. She doesn't stay the evening.

Tuesday -- Lily tells Judy, at the future BookLovers, about TBM. Judy ells her sister no way can she tell Rick. That night, Eli spots "the mom" with Jake, buying their tree. Rick later hears this news from Eli, then asks Lily about it on the phone -- Lily is caught in a lie, saying she hadn't seen Jake to ask him about taking the girls.

Wednesday -- An agitated Rick puts two and two together for David at work. That night in the Manning kitchen, Lily works on g'bread house and Grace tells her she knows she's getting back together with Daddy. Lily denies this, but Grace doesn't offer much slack. Lily calls Rick to hear his voice, but he is frosty cool.

Thursday -- Lily shows up at Sammler/Cassilli to try to apologize for the misunderstanding. Later, at the mall with Judy, Lily has her anxiety attack. Still later, the doorbell rings at the house, and it's Rick... Lily is a mess from the g'bread house. She confesses to TBM. Rick leaves, unforgiving.

Friday (Xmas Eve)-- Rick at the mall with his kids. That night, Jake and Lily trim the tree.....and he wonders about the implications of their evening together. Lily knows now she wants a divorce. Zoe comes down to see there's no Santa, and Grace realizes there's to be a divorce. She soon comforts Zoe, and they see that it's snowing.

Saturday (Xmas Day) -- The final work on the House, cracks and all. Judy arrives and takes the girls to the movies. Lily builds a fire, and soon goes to the tree lot. She seeks forgiveness, but it's to be a lengthy wait until "Mediation."



Aaw shucks
- Judy to Lily, about Rick in TGH
- Miles to Rick in Mediation


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