B&B Friday Update 7/2/04

The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 7/2/04

By Susann
Pictures by Susann

Ridge is looking over the red, sparkly dress (and the model wearing it). “Not bad at all.” He says. “The dress or the model?” She asks, flirting. “Both.” Says Ridge with a gleam in his eye. He sends her on her way, and as she is leaving, Rick is walking in. He sees the dress on the model and tells Ridge that it’s Caitlin’s design, and asks what he thinks of it. Ridge says he understands she did it all herself. Rick says right down to the very last stitch. Ridge says it’s very impressive. “I thought so.” Says Rick.

Ridge holds up a memo from Rick, and points to it, saying he got that impression by all of Rick’s exclamation points. Rick says he thinks Caitlin is just what Forrester has been looking for.

Caitlin is sketching in the living room when Samantha arrives home. She jumps up and gives her a hug. Sam asks how the meeting with Ridge went. Caitlin says it didn’t happen, but it’s ok because Rick looked at her designs. “Oh, and?” Says Sam. Caitlin says that Rick says she has real talent. Samantha says they know that already. Caitlin says she doesn’t have to say that because she’s her mom. “Well I guess it does mean more coming from Rick, he has a pedigree.”

She says. Caitlin gets all dreamy eyed and says that Rick is the “crown prince.” Samantha catches something in Caitlin when she says this, but doesn’t mention it. Caitlin tells her that Rick left a note for Ridge about her and her designs. Sam says that was nice. Caitlin says that Rick said he wasn’t just being nice, he was being selfish, because Caitlin is such an incredibly talented designer, and that when she meets with Ridge she needs to walk in there with confidence and pride. “Yes you should. It seems like he took a personal interest in you.” Says Samantha. “I think he did.” Says Caitlin, with stars in her eyes. Samantha looks just a tad concerned, but continues to smile.

Rick is sitting at his desk making notes, when Amber walks in. “Hey you.” She says. “Amber!” He says. She asks him what’s going on, and he says “Look at you!” Noticing her hair is blonde again. She runs her fingers through it and asks him if he likes it. He says he does, and that he never really got used to the dark. She says it was just a phase, that she was in mourning. He asks her if she’s doing better. She says she’s doing much better, and thanks him for getting his family to rent her the beach house. She says it’s so amazing to wake up to the sound of the ocean, and taking time out to watch the sunset. (I want that beach house!!) She says the only thing that would be better would be to have someone to share it with.

Stephanie and Steffy arrive back home to Ridge and Brooke’s house (They have apparently been out shopping and getting ice cream.

Catherine is with the baby sitting on the couch. The twin greets RJ in French. Stephanie tells Steffy she need to go upstairs and work on her vocabulary worksheet, and that she’ll be up in a minute to help. Catherine says she’ll bring her milk and cookies. Then Catherine asks Stephanie if she’d mind holding the baby. Stephanie says not at all and takes him.

She cuddles him close and looks lovingly down at him. “Let me look at you.” She says smiling. Ridge’s words of the night before are running though her head; about the baby sharing all their blood. As she is holding the baby, Brooke walks in and sees her, and doesn’t look very pleased. Stephanie doesn’t notice her there.

At this point an awesome new B&B opening is played with all new pictures, updated music and design. It’s very impressive! Here are a few pix:

“Amber, if you’re lonely at the beach house, I really wouldn’t mind if you got a roommate.” Says Rick. She says she’s not lonely, she just thinks it’s such a great place it would be nice if there were somebody there to share it with. Rick says Ridge will probably drop by to do some surfing. “What about you?” Asks Amber. Rick says he’s been traveling a lot. She says if his schedule clears up maybe he could stop by. “I will.” He says unenthusiastically, as he walks away from her. She says she knows they’ve kind of lost touch, and that it’s her fault. Rick says it’s water under the bridge, and to forget about it. She says that’s the last thing she wants to do. She says the year’s been tough for her, but it wasn’t all bad. She says when it was bad, it taught her something. She says she thinks about the kind of person she was when they first met, no integrity, no sense of loyalty, no responsibility. She says it was all about her and all her insecurities. She says when she finally got over them, and learned to be the kind of person he could be proud of, it was too late for them. “The truth is,” She says, “you may have been a kid when we met, but I’m the one who really grew up in our marriage.” He says she’s given it a lot of thought. She says it’s hard not to. It seems like everyone’s getting a second chance these days, she says. “You’ve got Hector and Samantha, Bridgett and Brooke.” “And you want a second chance too?” Says Rick. Amber says she could certainly use one. She says a couple of months ago, her whole life went up in flames, literally. “And if Hector hadn’t pulled me out of that apartment, I would have gone up with it.” Rick says he just found out today that it was Hector who saved her life. Amber says he wouldn’t have had to if she hadn’t run back in for wedding photos. “I know, stupid right?” She says. He tells her not to beat herself up. She says if she had to do it over again, she would have kept the marriage and lost the photos.

She leans up and kisses him, and gives him a wink as she walks out. Rick is left with half a smile on his face.

“Isn’t it exciting?” Gushes Caitlin to Samantha. “Very.” Says Samantha, asking how long the interview lasted. Caitlin tells her it lasted over lunch at the Café Russe`. Samantha is taken aback. Caitlin says it’s Rick’s favorite place. Samantha says it’s everyone’s favorite place. Then she says that they saw all kinds of celebrities, and that Rick knew some of them. “Mom, this whole day was completely surreal.”

Stephanie is gently bouncing the baby and watching him closely when Brooke shuts the door loud enough for her to hear. “Well, that’s a pretty picture.” She says. Stephanie says she’s just watching him until Catherine comes back down.

“That’s ok” Says Brooke as she takes the baby from Stephanie. “He wants to see mommy.” She says. Brooke goes to sit on the couch, and says she’s surprised to see Stephanie there. Stephanie tells her she just brought Steffy home from her French lesson. “I do that all the time.” She adds. “Uh huh, well that ended a while ago and you’re still here, did you want to see me?” Asks Brooke. “No.” Says Stephanie. Brooke says that’s a shame, because she was hoping that RJ could break some of the tension between them. Stephanie says he may be a blessing, but he’s not a miracle worker. “You don’t think so?” Says Brooke. “Look what he’s done already.” She says he’s cemented her position here in the home, and with the family. Stephanie just glares at her. Brooke asks her if it makes her sick to see her there in Taylor’s house. “You don’t want me to answer that do you?” Says Stephanie. Brooke says she doesn’t, she just wants her to leave. “I beg your pardon?” Says Stephanie. Brooke says she’s really tired, although very happy, and that she just can’t deal with Stephanie’s jealousy right now. Stephanie looks confused, and asks Brooke what she has to be jealous of. “Me, Stephanie.” She says. “You’re jealous of me.”

“It’s no big deal for Rick, he eats there all the time.” Caitlin says. Samantha ask her if it was a date. “No.” She says. Samantha says that the way she’s talking about it makes it seem like that. Caitlin says he was just hungry. Samantha says Rick was trying to impress her, and it worked. Caitlin says she’s got it all wrong. Then she concedes that she was impressed, but she doesn’t think that about Rick because he’s such a nice guy. Samantha says Rick is a nice guy, but he’s also a lot older than her. Caitlin says she doesn’t have to worry, that it wasn’t a date.

Samantha says she’s not worried, and she’s sure that Rick was probably very professional. “Oh totally.” Says Caitlin. Then she says her mother probably thinks of Rick as older than he is because he’s just so responsible. “You know they made him vice-president of Forrester when he was still in college?” She says. Samantha says he got an early start being in that family, kind of like Thomas. “Have you seen him lately?” She asks Caitlin. Caitlin says she’s really been busy lately, obviously not real keen on the idea of Thomas right now. “But you’re still friends right? Asks Samantha. Caitlin says absolutely, they are….friends. She emphasizes the friends part. Then she starts right back in gushing about Forrester, and Ridge’s line of clothing, and says that she could actually be working there, not as an intern. “Isn’t that incredible?” She hugs her mother. Samantha says ‘Yea, incredible.”

Stephanie tells Brooke she’s said the jealousy thing before, and that it was ridiculous then, and it’s ridiculous now. “You’re threatened by me Stephanie.” Says Brooke. “That’s why you’ve been so desperate to keep me out of Ridge’s life.” Stephanie says she’s tried to protect him and his children. Brooke says now it’s her turn to protect them all from Stephanie. “Quite frankly, I’d really rather you not be here at all.” She says. “But Ridge thinks you have a lot to offer the children, and I have to agree, if you can follow a few simple rules.” “Well la de da, queen of the manner.” Says Stephanie. Brooke says she’s come a long way. “What was that you used to call me? The little valley tart.” Stephanie says she hasn’t changed. Brooke tells her to just keep testing her, and she’ll show Stephanie just how much she has changed. She says in the meantime, as the new Forrester matriarch, when she comes next time, show a little respect. Stephanie says “in the meantime” she’ll help Steffy with her French homework. Brooke says no, she wants Stephanie to go, and she’ll help Steffy. She says she’s tired and needs rest. Stephanie tells her to take care of her baby, and Stephanie will take care of Taylor’s children. “No, it’s ok, you can go.” Says Brooke. “Taylor asked me on her deathbed to take care of her children.” Says Stephanie. Brooke says that Taylor didn’t know Brooke would be there. “Oh I think maybe she did.” Stephanie says softly and seriously. Brooke tells her to get out of their house.

Rick is looking over some fabric swatches when Caitlin walks back in his office. He smiles and says, “You just can’t stay away!” She says she brought the sketches back for those designs, she thought Ridge might want to see them. Rick says she didn’t come all the way back just for that? “No.” She says. Then she says she wanted to thank him (yet again) saying he didn’t have to meet with her or take her to lunch. Rick says he had fun, Caitlin says she did too. Rick says he’s always up for a break, so if there’s anything else on her mind…..? She says that actually there is. She says she wanted to explain about when he asked her about Thomas at lunch. She says they’re just friends. Then she starts gushing again about the Café Russe`, and all the excitement, and all the nice things he said about her talent, she says that really meant a lot to her. Rick says she asked for an honest opinion and she got one. She says again she appreciates it, which is why she doesn’t want him to get the wrong idea about Thomas and her. “The wrong idea?” Says Rick. She says that he and Thomas are related, and she doesn’t want Rick to feel obligated to help her. Rick says he doesn’t feel obligated. She says good, because she wants to earn everything she gets. As they’re staring at each other, and Caitlin continues to gush over Rick, in the background Amber is at the door watching. Caitlin says it’s been a great day, and kisses Rick on the cheek. Amber sees that, and backs away from the door looking upset.

“You can’t keep me from my grandchildren!” Says Stephanie. Brooke says she doesn’t want to, but if she can’t get over her animosity toward her….trailing off. “Alright.” Says Stephanie, holding up her hands. She says that Ridge asked her to make peace with Brooke, so she’s there. Brooke says that’s not enough. Stephanie asks her if she is trying to provoke her. Brooke says she doesn’t want to have to take this stand, and says if it wasn’t for the children….she trails off. “The children?” Says Stephanie. “You don’t give a damn about the children! It’s just your way of getting revenge against me, by using them.” Brooke says this is exactly what she was talking about. Stephanie says that if Brooke wants her to jump through hoops she will, but she better not use Taylor’s children, they’ve suffered enough, they’ve lost their mother. Brooke says they have a new mother now. Stephanie asks her if she thinks she can replace Taylor. Brooke says no, but she CAN replace Stephanie. “I won’t allow that!” Stephanie says angrily. Brooke tells her she still doesn’t get it, that she doesn’t have a say anymore. “Oh you’re such a bitch.” Stephanie spits out bitterly, “such a bitch! You’d use anybody, you’d use that little baby, you’d use those children, they’re just pawns for you.” She says, and at that moment Ridge walks in and hears her.

“That’s enough! “ He yells. Stephanie whips around and sees him. “I asked for peace, and this is what I get?” He says. Stephanie says she tried. Ridge says it doesn’t look like it. Stephanie says Brooke doesn’t want peace, she wants revenge against her and she’s using Ridge’s children to get it. Ridge looks over at Brooke, looks back at his mother, and says “Get out!” Stephanie begs him not to do this. Ridge says she had her chance, that he practically begged her. “She doesn’t want me here, she just said so!” Yells Stephanie. The baby begins to cry in the background. “Get out, just get out!” Yells Ridge, and he goes over to comfort the baby. Stephanie continues to look at him as he puts his arms around Brooke and the baby, and kisses her. “Just go!!!” He yells at her again. Stephanie starts to say something again but thinks better of it, and walks out. “I’m sorry.” Ridge says to Brooke. She says it’s not her fault, and tells him she’s going to go take care of the baby.

Stephanie is standing outside shaking her head, and looking up at the mansion. “Oh Taylor, your home, your family, she’s taken it all.” She says dejectedly. As she looks up at the house again, she sees Brooke standing at an upstairs window with the baby, glaring down at her. She meets her glare and returns one of her own. “Forrester matriarch, we’ll just see about that.” She says softly to herself, with hate in her eyes.

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