The Bold & The Beautiful Update Wednesday 7/7/04
Pictures by Susann
Caitlin is daydreaming about how it will be when she joins
Forrester and becomes a big star, when her Mother calls her name and startles
her out of it. “Are you ok?” She asks. Caitlin tells her she’s fine, that she
was just daydreaming about her new job. Samantha says it’s very exciting.
Caitlin is worried that her dad won’t allow it to happen. Samantha says that
shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Just at that moment, her dad walks in after a
hard day of firefighting. He says all he wants to do is take a shower so he can
feel human again. Samantha says before he does that, their daughter has some
news for him. He says it better be good after the day he’s had.
Ridge and Eric are sitting in Eric’s office looking at Caitlin’s designs. Then Ridge picks up a picture of Caitlin and says she’s so pretty and accessible. Eric says that makes her all the more appealing. Young girls will be able to relate to her, put themselves in her place. “So what does she want to call this line?” Asks Eric. “Ingénue by Forrester.” Says Ridge. Eric isn’t completely sold on that name, saying that he thought Ridge wanted to play up the sensuality. (Uh oh, I smell trouble already!) Ridge says he does, and that’s what’s great about it, all the contrast, “Innocence and experience, the girl becomes a woman.” He says it’s like capturing the exact moment that Eve bit into the apple. They both laugh when Eric says no one’s ever been able to do that. Ridge says it feels great to be working side by side with Eric again, sinking their teeth into a new collection. Eric says it does, but hesitates because of Thorne. Ridge says he did talk to Thorne. Eric asks if he’s feeling any better about it.
Thorne, Darla and Alexandria are just returning from the beach. They coo over Alexandria a bit, and then Darla takes the baby and goes to take a nap. Thorne hears a knock on the door. “Mother!” He says. Stephanie tells him she should have called. He tells her to come in. She notices he’s in his swim trunks and asks if they’re going to the beach. He says they just got back. “What brings you here?” He asks her. She says she just came down to check on him. “You mean after the board meeting?” He says. She says that it didn’t turn out the way either one of them wanted it to. Thorne says it was disappointing, but he’ll get over it. Stephanie says that for what it’s worth she agreed with him. Thorne says he could win the Nobel Prize in fashion and Ridge would still find some way to upstage him. Stephanie says that’s not true. Thorne says she doesn’t have to spare his feelings, that’s the way it’s always been and they both know it. Stephanie seems a bit regretful to hear him actually say it.
Samantha tells Hector about Caitlin’s job offer, and tells him what an honor it is for a girl her age. “It’s unheard of!” She gushes. Hector looks less than excited, and asks Caitlin to tell him more about it. Caitlin begins by telling him that the line is geared toward the younger market. “That’s why they want to use you.” Says Hector. Caitlin says, not use her, just take advantage of…..she struggles for the right words. Samantha helps her by saying that Forrester recognizes her talent and her potential, and that it’s really thrilling, “don’t you think?” Hector says guardingly that he does think it’s thrilling. “If they want you this much now, imagine how much they’re gonna want you in a few years, when you’ve finished college.” Caitlin’s face drops.
“Were you able to ease any of Thorne’s concerns?” Asks Eric. Ridge says it turns out that it goes deeper than the new line. Eric asks what Thorne said. Ridge says that Thorne feels that Eric’s decision was based more on personal reasons, how happy Eric is to have him back at Forrester, the fact that they’ve been able to relate so well. Ridge says he totally sees Thorne’s point. Eric says it can’t be easy feeling like you’re the odd man out in your own family. “The fact is I think he’s felt that way his whole life.” He says. Ridge says he thinks the reason that Thorne is going through this now, is Darla.
“Hey, I thought I heard your voice.” Says Darla, walking out of the bedroom. She goes over and gives Stephanie a hug and a kiss. Stephanie asks where the precious little girl is. Darla says she just put her down for a nap, but if Stephanie agrees to stay for dinner she can see the baby when she gets back up. Stephanie says she doesn’t want to intrude. They say they’re just gonna throw some burgers on the grill. “Burgers huh? Cheese?” Says Stephanie. “Double!” Says Thorne. Darla says she’s sure that Alexandria would love hanging out with her “Grams.” As Darla walks toward the kitchen, Thorne tells her that his mother stopped by to discuss the board meeting. “You mean the one where your brother dismissed everything you had to say even though you’re the backbone of the company?” Says Darla. Thorne starts to say something, but Stephanie stops him, saying that Darla is right. Stephanie tells him not to think that his efforts go unnoticed or unappreciated. Stephanie looks around the apartment and says they’ve made changes. Darla says it wasn’t easy. Thorne says it took lots of compromises. Stephanie says that’s what makes for a good marriage. Just then Alexandria starts to cry and Thorne goes to get her. Darla thanks Stephanie for stopping by, telling her how much it means to Thorne. Stephanie says it’s been too long between visits, and she intends to change that. Thorne walks out with Alexandria, calling her daddy’s little girl and showing her who has come to visit her.
“Dad, college can wait.” Caitlin says, following her father into the kitchen. Hector says that she’s in line for several scholarships. She says she won’t need them, that’s she’s going to be designing and modeling, making real money. “And I can pay for college if that’s what I want.” She says, then seeing the look on her father’s face she adds, “and it is, it is eventually.” Hector tells her that this could take over her life, and to think about what she’ll be missing out on. Samantha tells Hector to think about what she’ll be missing out on if she doesn’t do it. “This has been her dream since she was a little girl.” She says. Hector says, exactly, it’s a fantasy, and the reality could be entirely different. Samantha says the business has been pretty good for her. Hector says that Samantha was the exception. He tells them to think about Amber Forrester. “There she was, a promising designer, Forrester made her a star, and then they dropped her (snapping his fingers) just like that. And where is she now?” He asks. Caitlin says that’s not gonna happen to her. Hector says he knows how excited she is about it, “but I’m sorry, I can’t feel good about it.” He walks out of the kitchen leaving Samantha and Caitlin disappointed.
“Darla?” Says Eric, walking over to Ridge. Ridge tells Eric not to get him wrong, he knows that Darla had been good for Thorne.” “Yes, she has.” Says Eric. Ridge says personally yes, but not professionally. He says that he feels like Darla is pushing him a little hard into areas that he doesn’t really have the expertise. “God knows she doesn’t have it.” Says Ridge, adding that all Darla was, was a secretary at Spectra. Just then, Megan comes in with the newly printed invitation to Ridge and Brooke’s wedding. She says the invitations are gorgeous. Ridge says he rather liked them too. He asks her if she is going to come. She says she wouldn’t miss it, and tells him if there’s anything she can do to help to just let her know. Ridge asks Eric if Stephanie is coming to the wedding. Eric says he doesn’t know, because Stephanie was very hurt when Ridge threw her out of his house. Ridge asks him if she told Eric why he threw her out. Eric says he knows they were arguing about Ridge’s kids. “Just hours after telling me she was going to keep the peace between the two of them.” He says, adding that he just can’t let it continue, that Brooke is going to be his wife and the mother to his children. Eric says that Stephanie will accept it eventually, and that he needs to reach out to her one more time. Ridge says he’s tried every way he knows. “Try again.” Says Eric. Ridge rolls his eyes and hems and haws, and finally says that he will.
Darla brings a tray of iced tea out to Thorne and Stephanie, who are sitting on the patio. Stephanie is holding Alexandria. After passing out the tea, Darla takes Alexandria and goes back in to feed her. “You’re blessed, and you know that.” Stephanie says to Thorne. Thorne says that indeed he does. He says that when he came home today, he was still pretty keyed up about the meeting. But when he walked through the door and picked up his daughter, it all went away. Nothing matters more than her. “You kids made me feel the same way.” Says Stephanie. Thorne looks down, knowing that she means Ridge. He tells her that she should call Ridge. “What’s there to say?” She says. Then she makes a statement that stuns Thorne. “I’ve lavished enough attention on Ridge, don’t you think?” Then, seeing his reaction, she tells him she’s sorry, and starts to cry. He gets up from the table, and tells her they don’t need to go there. She jumps up and follows him. “Yes we do, I do.” She says. She tells him that she knows he thinks that Ridge was always her favorite. But, she says, it wasn’t really that. She says he was so reckless, with cars, with girls, with figures of authority. “I just worried.” She says “Every time the phone would ring, I’d wonder what’s he done now, has he gotten into an accident. You were different.” She says she didn’t need to be so protective and vigilant. “Maybe it didn’t look that way.’ Says Thorne, getting up again. She again follows him. “Maybe that’s just what I told myself.” She says to him. “Thorne, I relied on you, and appreciated you much more than you know, more than I’ve ever said. And I may have given you less attention, and less time, but I loved you just as much. Stephanie holds out her arms, and takes Thorne into them. They hold each other tightly. Darla peeks out at them and smiles. A bit later, they’re all out on the patio, and Stephanie is holding Alexandria as Darla and Thorne set up the barbeque. “You are a hottie just like your mother.” Stephanie says to the baby. As Darla takes the baby, Stephanie’s phone rings, and she goes to answer it. It’s Ridge, asking her to meet him at the Café Russe` in one hour. Stephanie says she’s not in the mood. He says she can’t stay mad at him forever. She says she’s not mad. He asks her again to meet him. “At the Café Russe`, not at your house?” She says. He says she’s welcome at his house anytime if she can behave. She tells him no thank you, that she already has plans for the evening, and asks that he say hello to the kids for her, before she hangs up. Thorne walks over and tells her that she doesn’t have to stay if she doesn’t want to. She says there’s no place else she’d rather be. He grins from ear to ear.
“Dad, I’m not Amber!” Says Caitlin. Then she says that Amber grew up with out a foundation, without a family, and without a father. Then she says that she’s got Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Mr. Mom, rolled up into one. “Hey, sucking up won’t help you here.” Says Hector. Then Samantha says that she’ll be right there with Caitlin. “Every minute?” Asks Hector. “You’ll be with me every minute!” Says Caitlin. She tells him that everything he ever taught her are in her head, a part of her. She says that thanks to him, she’s strong enough and mature enough to handle anything that they throw at her. “But I won’t say yes unless I have your blessing.” Then she tells him that every dream she ever had about anything she accomplishes always ends with him telling her how proud he is of her. She begs him to believe in her. Samantha promises him it will be alright. (Big mistake.) After a long pause, he finally says “Alright.” Caitlin jumps for joy, and grabs her father around the neck thanking him.
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