The Bold & The Beautiful Update Thursday 9/29/05
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Same day continuation from Wednesdays episode:
In the woods at Big Bear, holding on to each other, Brooke and Nick face each other, driven by passion. He tells her it shouldnt be this hard. She laments when is she going to be able to wake up and not think about him? He tells her that day will never come for him. Tears stream down her face.
At Spectra, Gaby tells Taylor she has never been told shes not good enough. Taylor looks squarely at her and says Thomas already has been taken advantage of once before by Amber, and she was not going to let that happen again. You can not have my son, Gaby!
Also at Big Bear Forrester Cabin, Ridge waits with Stephanie carrying a tray from the kitchen asking if hed like some fresh lemonade and she baked some cookies. He replies no thanks. She tells him she is awfully glad he came ..she didnt think he would. He hesitates and then says ..well, they had been wondering.
She says, yeah, I can imagine. When a nuclear warhead is loose, the family, the troops dont sleep very well until they find out where it is. She hands him a glass of lemonade and he takes it. He offers that his Dad is expecting a few explosives to be lobbed in his direction. As she sits, she says he was right. And he was right to turn tail and head in the other direction. They all were. And she tells him what shes been doing; going to Redlands every day and she volunteers at a homeless shelter. Shes the lady who cleans up after breakfast and keeps coffee going all day. Ridge asks what moved her to do that? She remarks he may have forgotten but she has a little knowledge with homelessness. And peoples stories arent really so different; they abandoned their families or their families abandoned them. And even though she has a roof over her head, she realized she really is adrift and homeless without all of them. When she comes home, she adds, she is going to volunteer down at one of the shelters in L.A. She thinks she might be able to help some people .and it will keep her from brow-beating the people she loves with help they dont want. He says sounds like her time there has been good for her. She stands and says you know you love your children. And you dont want to see them hurt. You dont want to see them make mistakes, but thats life. You cant live your lives for them. All you can do is get on with your own. Which means letting go of him .. and Brooke. He looks a little skeptical but very intent on what she says.
Brooke walks away and tells Nick that time will be their friend. Every day, it will get easier and easier. He tells her she keeps saying that, but thats not the way it is for him. And he knows its not that way for her. She walks in the sunlight toward him. She admits that no, she cant stop thinking about him or wanting him. Her love for him will never change. But what she loves most about him right now is the way he is loving her. And that cant change either. He asks in what way is that? She approaches even closer and whispers by loving his wife too much to betray her.
Gaby explains to Taylor that she doesnt want to be her enemy; shes her mother-in-law. Taylor says no, shes not. Gaby says she doesnt understand. Taylor was willing to lie for her when she thought their marriage was a lie, but now that its real, she cant face the truth about it. Taylor says the truth is she played on Thomas sympathy to trap him. Gaby tells her their marriage is as real as hers; at least they are together. Ouch! Taylor states that now shes going to use ugly comments after everything nice shes done for her? (What would Taylor say in justification of her to keep calling Gaby an alien?) Gaby says she is sorry, but Thomas and his dad had an agreement. Why cant she honor that? Taylor interjects that a fashion contest is childish and it solves absolutely nothing. And if she thinks its going to gain her acceptance into the family, shes wrong! Gaby says it could also get her instantly deported. Did Taylor really, really want hating her to get in the way of what she wanted for her son? Taylor says no, what she doesnt want is a teenage marriage. And despite what she thinks, she doesnt hate her. She states she really feels for her and she would still love to be able to help her. But, as long as she is married to her son, she can not do that.
Ridge tells Stephanie he thought they could have a conversation without Brookes name coming up. Guess that wasnt possible. She says she is sorry. She was actually trying to be diplomatic and tell him she wasnt going to interfere. Shed called the house and found out from Steffy that hed moved out, and she just assumed He replies it had nothing to do with Brooke and he wasnt with her. Brooke had thrown herself back into her work, and had other goals now. She nods; must be nice for Eric to have her to rely on. Ridge sets her straight; its just a business relationship, thats all. Steph laughs and says she guesses she just cant remember a time when Brooke didnt have her eye on one man or the other in the family. Could he? He points out that shes dating a friend of Massimos Dante. And the point is she is no threat to Steph or any of the rest of them. So, if she cant accept that, she might as well stay up there and bake her cookies. Because none of the rest of them wanted to hear it anymore.
Brooke sits on the bench and asks Nick how did the pictures of the wedding turn out? He tells her if she decides, hes sure Bridget will show them to her. Brooke asks if she is happy as she seems? Nicks says he thinks so; he hopes so. He sits as well. She asks about him. He looks at her and says he has trouble when hes alone. To which, she replies maybe he shouldnt be alone. He says he thinks about the night on the Marlin when theyd said theyd never let each other go. She moves toward him and says she never meant to break that promise. He is on his knees, cupping her face, fighting his every fiber of being not to grab her and kiss her all over. He says for those few moments they had everything they wanted. She cries she thinks of that night too. She tried not to, but how could she wish that the happiest night of her life never really happened.
Taylor walks into the house just as Steffy and Phoebe are going at it tooth and nail; even physically fighting over something. Taylor tells them to knock it off. She heard one call the other a liar. And Steffy had said Phoebe needed counseling; and Phoebe said Steffy needed anti-freak medication. Taylor asks since when is the word counseling a bad word? And just because their dad didnt want to do it, didnt make it a bad thing. Phoebe fesses that she borrowed $50 and Steffy blabs that she took it without asking and that she wants to buy the answers to their trig test tomorrow. Taylor asks if this is true. Phoebe says its just one test, and everybody does it. Taylor tells her she needs the name of this teacher and guess she will have to meet with him. Phoebe throws her purse on the table and plops down on the couch and says fine. Steffy rats more that Phoebe is afraid Taylor will find out the teacher has been sending home notes saying shes flunking. Taylor asks why doesnt she know about these notes? Steffy says because she signs Taylors name and takes them back. Phoebe tells her to shut up. And tells her she is such a witch. Exasperated, Taylor tells Phoebe just go to her room, please go! Phoebe says she doesnt even know why she has to be there; nobody else wants to live with her. Double ouch! Steffy half way tries to smooth it over by saying itd be just as bad if Dad was here, he spoils her rotten. Taylor tells Steffy to go up and tell Phoebe she will talk to her after she starts dinner. Steffy says all Phoebe really wants is to be like Taylor. Taylor rubs her face and says that would not have been her guess. Steffy adds because she is smart and a doctor and all the boys think she is hot. Taylor thanks her for that vote of confidence. Steffy thanks her for being their mom, even though things are so horrible. They hug.
Stephanie tells Ridge when hes right, hes right. She cant allow herself to blame Brooke for everything. He tells her they know she loves them, but she holds on too tightly. Look what happens when she lets go absolutely nothing. They just all kept going, and they figure it out. She says she knows; how is Taylor? He shrugs that shes expecting things from him, but he can only be who he is. She says shes not so sure. She feels like one of those snakes thats shedding that long, long skin (she demonstrates); getting rid of that armor you wear for protection. I really wish I could be that person I was a long time ago. Honey, I often think that growing up is just losing the fear of losing. Does that make any sense? He takes a sip of lemonade and tells her sometimes he thinks she makes too damn much sense. Hed better get back before nightfall. She tells him, of course, drive carefully. And she offers that maybe they can see a little more of each other, since she wont be talking about Brooke. He replies that would help. She points at him and says shes looking on the bright side of things. Sooner or later shes got to get menopause. He shakes his head, out the door and tells her to take care. She laughs, then adds that Steffy said Bridget finally got married. If he had any wedding pictures, shed appreciate it if hed e-mail them to her. He said she got it! Last word was that she loved him.
In their anguish, Brooke says this is wrong. But, Nick tells her being with her never seems wrong to him. He kisses her hands, nuzzles her hair, cups her face as she says if its just a few accidental moments, its all right. They have to learn not to make it harder on each other because this is the way its going to be. The only way they are going to be together is if by chance. They hear a car and Nick jumps up and asks if anyone is staying at the cabin; they should leave. She remarks that if anybody is there; they shouldnt take a chance theyd be seen together.
Stephanie walks by the window and looks out. Something finally catches her attention. She goes and gets the binoculars. Yep, there they are Brooke and Nick almost in each others arms.
He tells her maybe she can bring Hope by sometime. She says no, he just needs to focus on Bridget. Shes a much better woman than she is. And she was going to make him happy. And their love will always be there; just not in the way they hoped. He caresses her face as she slowly slips away. He doesnt want to let go of her hand. He slowly sinks to the bench, a lost man. Stephanie watches.
At Taylors, the doorbell rings. She is astonished to find him leaning on the door and asks why is he ringing the doorbell. He asks if he should just barge on in? She says she needs a husband, not a visitor. And unless he is there for that, then he might as well go back to Brooke, as she is trying to do all she can to hold her family together. He says he hasnt seen Brooke except at the office. Taylor says she knows; she called and he wasnt there. Neither was Brooke though, and Megan felt the need to mention it. He says well he spent the afternoon with his mother Hell must have frozen over because she claims shes gotten Brooke out of her system. Taylor exclaims WOW, three cheers for Stephanie. He wonders if a marriage counselor could do the same for them? She looks at him in amazement.
Bridget is in kitchen stirring a dish on the stove. She has on the weirdest, looks like black bathing suit with a huge cut out around upper waist, with a bright orange apron, almost Halloweenish. Nick comes aboard and she can tell hes bothered as he sweeps into her arms rather roughly and literally grabs her and wont let her go; making her lips his. (Me thinks she's going to get lucky with some fringe benefits of his being hot and bothered with Brooke).
Brooke is at her desk when there is a knock at the door. She calls out to come in and assumes it is Megan. Then she looks up and sees its Stephanie, oh. Stephanie tells her she always thought her office was too easy to get into. Does she find that the case now that it is hers? Stephanie asks if she wants to hear something funny? She hasnt thought of her once the entire time she was gone. Brooke deadpans, whats so funny about that? She hadnt thought of her either. Stephanie smiles and says touché. She had a realization today. You know how shes always worrying about her children, and as everybody thinks, interfering with their lives .she realized the truth be known. She can be more useful to the next generation. Brooke retorts if their parents will let her anywhere near them. And if she will excuse her, she has a lot of work to do. Stephanie asks if she wants to know where shes been?
Brooke asks if she looks like she wants to know where shes been? Stephanie ignores Brookes disinterest and says she was up at Big Bear; she loves that cabin. Shes always loved it, from the terrace. Guess what she saw just today? Brooke leans toward her and replies, squirrels? Stephanie sighs and leans in too and says, lovers .liars ..cheats .My God, youre after her second husband. Brooke says she doesnt know what she THINKS she saw Stephanie reveals nothing new, and thats the sad part. Shes pregnant with his baby, and Brooke is going to steal her husband. Brooke stands and states that is a lie. Stephanie rises too and says of all the lousy things she could do.
Brooke picks up the phone and tells her to get out or shes going to call security. Stephanie replies, honey, you can call Satan and all the armies out of Hell. Youre not going to get rid of me. I am not going to let you do this to Bridget again. She looks her in the eye with determination and presses her finger on the telephone receiver button to disconnect.
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