The Bold & The Beautiful Update Monday 8/22/05
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Same day continuation from Friday episode:
As the waves beat against the cliff, Bridget sits watching the water. Nick catches up to her. She stands; he wants to touch her, he cant. She asks him not to look at her like that. He replies to just tell him she hadnt done this. She says there is no future for them, doesnt he know that? He says he doesnt believe her.
Stephanie holds out the gun in her white-gloved hand. Brooke asks is this her solution; her way to help Bridget? As serious and sane as she can be, Stephanie replies, yes, were sending you away. So it wont be Paris, but a far, far better place. Brooke tells her to put it down. That Nick is with Bridget right now telling her all he wants is a life with her. Steph retorts that will be a hard sell. He wants the baby, but she after losing one husband to Brooke, is going to end that pregnancy before she loses a second man. Brooks says she doesnt believe her daughter will do that. Steph says it is unthinkable, but they both know shes thinking bout it. Steph glances at the gun and says it is untraceable. She doesnt even know if they put a model number on it in those days. But, they could make this work. Sometimes you have to take a life to save a life. Shocked, Brooke asks if Stephanie has decided to kill her? Steph answers, no, youre going to kill yourself.
Meanwhile Dante is still on the beach road, looking through the binoculars and urging Bridget to just tell Nick and get out of there.
Bridget faces Nick and says she cant bring her child into this. He keeps telling her that its not true. She tells him she knows he tried to love her, it wasnt his fault. He tells her he does love her, but she shouts to stop lying to her; he had admitted last night it was a lie. Did he think she had already forgotten? He tells her she wouldnt do this to their child. She replies, you love my mother; MY MOTHER! Why would I want your child?
He questions where she was when he called. She admits she was at the doctors office. He guesses its for an abortion. She says he can now go be with her mother, and no one will blame him. He is angry and wants to know when his child died; before or after they talked?
Stephanie asks Brooke is she wants to do the honors? No, she might hurt herself, she wags her finger. And she knows this is a little extreme, but they have to think outside the box. As she loads the gun, she tells Brooke that she brought two bullets in case she missed the first time. Brooke walks closer and tells her that shes had her little joke. Now, get that thing and get out of there. Steph says she told her there would be some sacrifice involved. Whats so valuable about your life, anyway? Incredulous, Brooke replies that her life is valuable to HER! Steph asks why? Its mostly been rack and ruin; whats so precious that shes holding on to? Brooke points out that shes a mother, and Steph says she is too; one that would DIE for her children, if it came to that. She holds out the gun again, and tells Brooke she said he would do anything for her daughter. And Nick is never going to give up on her. And the last time this happened with Deacon; if justice was to be served, she should have just gone ahead and done it. Forget justice now, its just a matter of simple decency ..a life for a life. She tells her quick and simple, and shell never feel it. Brooke counters with no, Bridget would be destroyed. Shed blame it all on herself. Steph admits that for a while she would, but Nick and she and the baby would help her heal. And then after a while, Bridget will start forgiving her and start loving her again. She walks toward her, picks up Brookes hand and puts the gun in it, covers it with both of hers and asks what is she giving up, think about it, just old age isnt it better to leave this world, still the object of desire from every man youve ever known? She didnt want to turn into an old something that no one wanted to touch. Brooke looks down at the gun and says maybe everyone would be better off .but what if there really is such a place as Hell? Stephanie whispers, God will understand. She slips her hands away, leaving Brooke holding the gun.
Dantes cell phone rings. Its Taylor wondering if hes seen Bridget. He says he knows all about it; she stayed with him last night. Taylor wonders if he knows anything about her pregnancy? She was concerned she would terminate it, and Taylor was afraid she was just re-acting emotionally. Dante tells her its too late.
Bridget tells Nick lets not do this, make it any harder than it has to be. She didnt do it to hurt him. He wants to know all about it; boy or girl? She shouts she doesnt have to tell him anything! He doesnt think its fair. He grabs her shoulders and says that she wont tell him anything, yet he has to account for every minute of his day due to her paranoia .and now she does this! She takes a life and not just any life, but his childs life and now shes telling him she has NOTHING to tell him. She tries to break away and looks at him directly, and says now he knows how it feels to love someone and know you can never have them. Stunned, he slowly backs away, chortles that what is she saying? Are you saying you killed our child to teach me a lesson?! Guiltily, she holds her head and sobs.
Brooke holds the gun; looks at Steph and asks if she should shoot herself in her head or her heart? Steph replies, Id go for the head. That you can find. Instead Brooke, using both hands to steady, aims the gun at Stephanie and says maybe shell call the police and tell them there is a criminally insane woman in her house. Steph shakes her head and says, self-centered to the end. Brooke replies, why, because I wouldnt commit suicide for you? Steph moves even closer and says no, so that Bridgets baby can be born shoot herself. Go ahead and do it. Brooke stares her down. Steph chuckles and points to herself and says okay, she will make the sacrifice that Brooke is too selfish to make for her own daughter. She stands with arms spread-eagle and says to shoot her! The State of California will not execute her. They will simply put her away for life. That way Bridget and the baby will be safe. Brooke still barreling down the gun says Stephanie should be the one put away; shes insane. Steph walks closer with teeth gritted and tells her to shoot her or shell take the gun and turn it on her. Brooke shouts for her to stay away. Steph goads her, whats wrong with you? Youve been wanting to do this for years! Be mother enough to do it! Brookes hands are shaking.
Taylor admonishes Dante why he didnt stop this? An abortion isnt something you do for one night of sleeplessness. He says it was Bridgets decision; she was committed to this; theres no turning back now.
Nick says what about him? What about what he wanted? She answers that he didnt want her. He denies that is true. Then he walks off, head in hands and turns sharply and asks why, thats what he doesnt get. Why did she do this? She replies she had a choice and she made it. He chastises her that is no answer. But, she continues that she doesnt know how to raise a child by a man who was in love with her mother. He shakes his head and says not this time. This time her mother had nothing to do with it. She replies that she has EVERYTHING to do with this. She walks around in a circle and tells him to just go. Go be a father to her children that he already loved so much. Give them his name .give her his name ..just admit it; thats what they really want. He stares as she walks away.
Steph squints her evil eyes at Brooke, walks even closer and they play cat and mouse by circling the room. Steph is angry and remarks she cant take this any more. Every breath Brooke takes is a waste of precious oxygen! I dont want to live anymore in a world with you. Shoot me! Go ahead, damnit, pull that trigger! (as she spread-eagles her arms again). She braces herself, makes a face, Brooke pulls the trigger. Stephs eyes pop out. But shes still standing .looks down as Brooke says shes as crazy as Steph is. Steph looks disappointed as she feels her chest and declares that Brooke cant even shoot straight. Brooke says well dont think she wasnt tempted. And great, how was she going to explain that a hole in the door? Steph jerks her head around and waves it off; nobody will bat an eye. Everybody that knows her will be bringing guns over there. Brooke offers that no one is as crazy as Steph is with her phony heart attacks and her gift-wrapped suicide box. Someday, someone is going to put her away. Steph starts taking off the gloves and replies that until they do, what are they going to do about Bridget? Brooke says Stephanie isnt going to do ANYTHING. She is going to go home, take a pill, and sleep this off. Steph wags her finger, doing nothing is unacceptable. Brooke tells her that Bridget and Nick will find themselves back to other. Nobody can do that for them. Steph warns her if she is wrong; then that babys blood will be on Brookes hands. Brooke tells her to go home, and if she sees her on her doorsteps one more time ..she will use that gun. Steph raises both eyebrows and tells her she doesnt have the guts. But keep the gun as her little present .and remember it has a bullet in it. .you may need it. She lets herself out.
Bridget sits on the cliff as a song plays in her head. We see montages of Nick and Bridget in happier times the star necklace, the kiss in the rain, then with Dante telling her to open her eyes; Nick and Hope and Brooke in bed, gazing into each others eyes, looking at her the way he never looks at Bridget.
Nick comes back and sits beside her and says she doesnt know this, but he used to lay awake at night and would stare at her sleeping; thinking of all the different ways he could love her. Kind of like a story you couldnt wait to find the ending. She gave him that, but she took it away. I had one day to love that child. When you killed that baby; you killed ME .you killed US and you killed yourself.
Nick gets up and walks away . Bridget cries as she watches him cross the beach, the tide covering his footprints. He looks back one last time.
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