The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 10/6/06
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Crying wildly, Brooke is driving and remembering the conversation from moments ago when Nick tells her that Bridget is pregnant with his child. Then her previous conversation when Ridge told her that she keeps going on how she let Nick down, but someday Nick will let her down as well and she was adamant that he wont.
Donna and Ridge arrive at the guest house which she has turned into a romantic little hide-away with candles, crackling fire, dinner, just the right alluring atmosphere. Pleased, he asked what is all of this about? Shes managed to turn this funky little guest house into something like a home. She remarks she knows how he feels about airplane food, and she just wanted him to know how much she appreciated him.
While Eric reads the paper, Stephanie is on the phone checking on Ridges schedule. She laments to Eric that he cancelled his limo; Ms. Logan was sweet enough to pick him up at the airport. She rolls her eyes when she says you dont have to have ESP to know what she has in mind. In jest, Eric adds, yeah, everybody knows only SLUTS hang out at LAX. She throws him a darted look with her eyes. She reminds him that Donna has her sights set on Ridge. Eric responds, well, that might explain why they were sucking face on national television. She scolds him to put the paper down please, and listen to her, this is serious! Donna isnt in his league. He laments that he doesnt think anybody is except Brooke. And that is a lost cause since she ran off and married somebody else. She adds only temporarily. He drivels that hes not going to sit there and help plot the demise of Nick and Brookes marriage. She defends too that she is NOT planning or plotting anything. The marriage is over, and if he had a brain in his head, hed see that too. She doesnt know why she puts Nick on such a pedestal. One of these days he will fall off and then she will wonder what has she done.
Back in her office, Bridget frantically tries to reach Nick and then his secretary to find out where he is or if she can page him, no luck. She cries out in disgust, the baby isnt his! Nick has gotten himself out of the water after falling overboard and comes into the cabin hollering out Brookes name. When he realizes she is not there, he tries to make a call on his cell phone. Pretty sure it is waterlogged and of no use, he throws it against the wall.
Stephanie comments to Eric that the lights are on at the guest house. Eric says good, that means Ridge will probably come up and see them later. She thinks not, it only means he is with Donna. And as a matter of fact, she thinks she will go over and throw her out. Eric tells her not to do that. Ridge is not twelve years old anymore. Leave him alone and get away from the window. Just come on and have a drink with him. He motions her to come over and he hands her a martini. Stephanie opines that he knows Brooke, and if Ridge sleeps with her sister, oh my God! Shell never forgive him. Eric points out she will only have herself to blame. She adds but since when has Brooke EVER blamed herself?
Donna and Ridge dine and he remarks again that he cant believe she went to all this trouble. Playing coy, she says it is just a thank you for his showing her around Europe, giving her the time of her life. He tells her he enjoyed it too, seeing things through her eyes. She admits coming home was kind of hard. He quips were people more interesting when they spoke a foreign language? She reveals no, just that she was with him every day, then suddenly not. He says she didnt miss much. Mostly it was dads stuff with Steffy who is doing great now. And he admits he got sort of homesick and he wants to make sure R.J. knows hes home. She tells him it is later than he thinks here, and hes already in bed. Ridge says it will wait until the morning. Hed really like to go take a shower. She tells him go right ahead, she will clean up the dishes. As he leaves, she smirks, take your time.
Still driving, Brooke remembers conversations with both Ridge and Nick where she told Ridge she was going to stay with Nick and honor her vows. He wouldnt let her down, he was always there for her. Now she realizes what a fool she had been. She calls the guest house with her cell phone, but only gets Stephanies voice on the recorder to leave a message. She begs Ridge to pick up. She knows he is coming in tonight. She says she is wrong, he was so right. Just call her when he gets this. Donna walks by and hears this and doesnt hesitate for a moment to delete the message.
Nick is still toweling off his hair and getting dry when Bridget comes aboard and thanks God he is there. Sarcastically, he asks for what? What are they thanking God for? She sinks to the couch when she realizes he already told Brooke.
Eric catches Stephanie at the window again and chastises her for staying away, stop spying on their son. She thinks the only good thing is that the lights are still ON. Then laments why, why, why couldnt Bridget have stayed with Nick? If she had, then Ridge and Brooke would be married by now. (didnt she earlier lobby long and hard for Bridget to leave Nick so he and Brooke could get back together?)
Bridget asks how did Brooke react? He complies by saying she threw him overboard, she hates him. Bridget replies not as much as he is going to hate her (Bridget). He goes on that hed actually convinced himself what she was going to say. Shed be hurt and shed be angry, but she was still his wife. It just didnt come out the right way. It was one thing to tell her they slept together, but another that they were having a child, that was a little too much. Bridget blurts out that they arent having a child.
By time Ridge gets out of the shower, Donna is in the bedroom lighting more candles. He gives her an ooooh look and she asks if she is being too obvious? She doesnt know how to do this. He says that depends on what she has in mind. She says, to tell you that I love you you dont look surprised ..good, I guess thats been obvious too. She continues that she doesnt know ..well, she knows he CARES for her. He answers of course he does. She admits she can kid herself sometimes, she can imagine all sorts of things, but she knows it probably isnt love. He starts to speak, and she says she knows if things were different. He offers that its just that he and her sister, they have a son together. She tells him that she is not looking for anything. He says fair enough. She just wants to get rid of the elephant in the room. She knows she is not and will never be Brooke to him. Thats okay, so why not say it? Its no inferiority complex. Brooke has made her decision and isnt coming back. That part of his life is done. She reminds him they all have their pasts, look she was a waitress and shes not anymore. He remarks that he can see that. She says they are both starting over. And youre never going to love two people the same way in the same lifetime. And if you if you ever feel that way about me, it wont be because I am second choice. It will be because you choose to love me. She says she realizes he cant say that yet, and shes a big girl. If he ends up breaking her heart, so be it. They are never going to have a chance if she doesnt put it on the line. They begin to kiss and are going at it pretty heavily when there is a knock at the door. He guesses it is probably his mother. When he opens the door, it is Brooke who floats into his arms with her arms around his neck.
Nick is appalled. Is Bridget saying the tests were wrong? She answers that no, she is pregnant, its just that she is further along. He doesnt understand, and stop the doctor talk about HCG tests. What is she telling him? Simply, she tells him the baby is Dantes. She had been wrong before. He blurts, wrong? You were wrong. My God, Bridget! She tries to explain it doesnt matter what she thought. She says she is sorry, it was just a mistake. She saw the ultrasound, and the baby is at least nine weeks. He knows it cant be his. He laments that he would have done anything for a child of his OWN. But, now its not. She offers that she wishes it was. Despite what it would do to all their lives, she wishes it was his baby. After a long silence, he asks what is she going to do? Has she told Dante? She says no, she came straight to him. What did her mother say? He quips she doesnt want to know. She argues this could make a difference ..a big difference. The three of them could conceivably put this behind them now. He tells her not for her. She cant because she is having a child with a man who is with someone else. She says but for him, it can. He should call Brooke. He asks if she has a phone, his is a little damaged?
Stephanie looks out one more time and is astonished, but happily so, that the car is Brookes. Maybe she has come to her senses. Brooke is clinging in Ridges arms and he knows something is the matter, can she tell him is it the kids? Bridget? Donna watches in dismay. She does ask if Brooke wants her to call Nick? Emphatically she says no. Ridge picks up on that and asks if it is him? Did they argue? She cries that she swore shed never let anybody hurt her the way Ridge had. Why didnt she just go back to him? She knew how much he loved her. He says because what he did was unforgivable, thats why. She says but she does forgive him. She was scared and just wanted to be safe. She bemoans the fact that he told her but she didnt listen, and she wasnt safe.
He asks her to tell him what Nick did. She asks that he not ask her that. But she cant help but wonder if its now not too late. Everything. Us. With her mouth practically agape, Donna watches as Ridge cups Brookes face and hair and tells her no, its NEVER too late for the two of them. She just got caught up on something, they both know that. But, he never gave up on her NEVER. He knew that this day would eventually come ..with her here in his arms ..the way it should be. Here with me, always. Always! He takes her in his arms and kisses her hungrily, and assures her with smaller kisses that all is okay. A itty bitty tear falls on Donnas face.
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