The Bold & The Beautiful Update Tuesday 1/16/07
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Brooke demands an answer. Is something going on between Nick and Taylor? She points out to Taylor that she is committed to Thorne. She cant do this!
Ridge is livid that Phoebe has been seeing Shane after he forbid her to. She tells him it is NOT what he thinks. Shane tries to explain, but Ridge tells him to shut up. Shane understands that he has every right to be upset with him, but not at Phoebe. Phoebe tells her dad that after her moms trial, Shane didnt go home but went to stay with Bridget. Now hes even more worried that this creep is involving Bridget too. Shane admits that he is probably the last person that Ridge wants to see hanging around his daughter, but please just hear him out. Bridget confides in her dad and he says he might be the last person who she can talk to about Nick. He thinks she needs to talk to someone, maybe even Taylor.
Taylor cant deny anything, but tells Brooke this is really none of her business. Brooke keeps saying that Taylor is committed to Thorne and she realizes Nick has confided in her and they have grown closer but not romantically. Taylor tells her that Nick knows she is marrying Thorne. He states that she is making a mistake. Brooke even suggests that Taylor may be having doubts because of Allys feelings. Taylor thinks Brooke is making way too much of this. Brooke hopes so, but doesnt think so. She preaches to Nick that he may have a connection to Taylor, but she is NOT what he needs. Taylor lashes at her that she thought Brooke was committed to Ridge. This would seem to be her cue to GO. She takes the divorce papers and asks to speak with Nick alone. Softly, almost a whisper, she advises him do not get involved with Taylor. She remarks that she knows she has no right to ask this of him as it is none of her business, but please dont she cant handle it. Just not Taylor.
Shane extols that he is trying to put all of his past behind him. He has a new place, a new job ..Ridge interrupts and replies that he doesnt care if he has a new job rescuing kittens or helping old ladies, he just wants him to stay the hell away from Phoebe. Shane tells him that if his folks had cared for him half as much as Ridge does about his maybe things would have turned out differently. At his house, he never even felt he belonged there. Sarcastically, Ridge asks is there a point to this story? Shane assures him there is. His daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Her friendship has changed his life forever. Not many people go through this world like her, and thats what he wants to be respectable, responsible. Thats what this is about here. And thats what he feels about his daughter respect and gratitude. He vows that one day he is going to prove who he is, not only to Phoebe but to Ridge too.
Eric asks Bridget if she still has deep feelings for Nick? She says she shouldnt. He says good, and if she wants him to talk her out of it, hell try. She wonders if she is being a romantic fool? He calls her an optimist. And that good things happen to good people, but hes just not sure that Nick will be good for her. And he admits his opinion of Nick is not exactly impartial. She counters with that Nicks been acting in pain, but that is NOT who he is. Eric warns her that is not what she is remembering either. People do change. She knows that. They all change, but that doesnt mean they cant find their way back to each other. He laments that he can not tell her what to feel, but he just wants her to be careful. Hes not sure going back to Nick would be a very good idea. It could be a very dangerous proposition. (Mercy, mercy, this big old town of Los Angeles seems to get smaller every day if they have to keep it all in the family.)
When Brooke leaves, Taylor tells Nick that maybe he should go too. She needs to be alone. He asks is it because of what Brooke said? She refutes that, just everything with Ally and all. When she looks at all of this through her eyes, of course, she blames Taylor. What else can Taylor say, how can she possibly help her? He tells her of course she feels bad, she feels guilty because she killed Allys mother and she wants to make it all better for them. But sorry that is not the way it works, her marrying Thorne and making it all better. He states that if she truly wants to do what is best for them search inside herself. She knows the answer and the answer is NOT marrying Thorne.
Walking away, she says she cant talk about this with him, not tonight. He reminds her that she helped him when he didnt even know he needed help. He confides he cares about her, so perhaps he can help her too. And she should know that when you see someone you care for about to make the biggest mistake of their life, you cant just sit back and do nothing. She replies seeing Ally has given her doubts, but it has not made her question her commitment to Thorne. She tells him to please stop when he says that maybe she should question her commitment. He points out they are supposed to be able to say anything to each other; that is the rule. She lets him know its not WHAT he is saying, but WHY he is saying it. And maybe Brooke is right now that he has declared war on the Forresters, maybe he is trying to make them pay for what they did to his mother. He denies that is what is going on, and she knows it!
Brooke and Ridge discuss the trauma with Ally and that she is alright now. He surmises that Taylor and Nick must be wracked over this, and just before their wedding too. He hopes they dont have to postpone it. Hes even more shocked to hear that Nick was over at Taylors tonight and that Brooke is concerned. She shows him the divorce papers. He is concerned why all of a sudden when hes been dragging his heels for months. So, whats the catch? What if its Taylor?
Taylor tells Nick that shes been acting as his psychiatrist and she really doesnt feel comfortable talking to him about any of this. She goes on that she feels she has mis-handled this whole thing and she should have set some firmer boundaries with him. Now she thinks perhaps he ought to go find someone else to talk to. Smugly, he says that is not going to happen. However, his cell phone rings and its Bridget. She tells him there has been so much tension between their families she thought they ought to get together, not just for business but to see each other. He counters that he is busy now and she offers one day next week. She issues an invitation to dinner and he accepts. Taylor tells him perhaps that is where he needs to be tonight.
Brooke tells Ridge that Nick is dead set with Taylor marrying Thorne. Because of what happened with Ally tonight, he thinks that relationship is doomed. Ridge wonders what is it to Nick anyway? She remarks that is a very good question. Maybe its because he couldnt derail their relationship so hes trying to drive a wedge between Thorne and Taylor. She asks what if it is more personal than that? What if Nick has feelings for Taylor? He scoffs no, Taylor is committed to his brother 100%. She replies she knows and she doesnt want to think that either, but Nick signing the divorce papers means something! He tells her it means that in a couple of months they can be married. They should be celebrating. She prays that she is wrong for Bridget and for Thorne.
Taylor points out that Bridget was an important part of Nicks life and according to Brooke that she still has feelings for him. He laughs he just found out his mother was a prostitute and now his shrink thinks he should jump back into a relationship with his ex-wife. Hmmmmm? He could sue her for malpractice. She quips he might have to stand in line. And she did not say he should jump back into a relationship, but someone he could talk to and be happy with. He snaps that Bridget is not the issue here. We were talking about you. She says they shouldnt be. That isnt how a doctor-patient relationship works. Unfortunately those lines got a little blurred and now with the Forrester vendetta, she just thinks it doesnt make any sense for her to be seeing him. He retaliates by saying it doesnt make sense for her to be marrying Thorne either.
Thorne calls and tells Taylor that Ally woke up and they talked some more. And if he thought they needed to delay the wedding, he would, but he seriously thinks she is getting better. Taylor is relieved. He tells her there is nothing they cant get over; they have proved that over and over. Having overheard part of the conversation, Nick asks that they arent going to postpone the wedding? She says Thorne doesnt think they need to. She says she is wiped out and she wants him to go home.
He walks toward her and says no, that isnt what she wants. He pulls her to him and looks deeply into her eyes. He tells her that she is a strong woman and its time for her to step up. He rants that she has to pull herself out of this fog and wipe the guilt out of her eyes. Look at what she is doing! Be honest with herself. She wants to help Thorne and his daughter, but its out of obligation and guilt. It doesnt have the passion that it takes for two people to live the rest of their lives together. Dont do it to them. Dont do it to herself. Its NOT the answer. He advises, dont marry him. She cant go through with it.
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