B&B Thursday Update 7/5/07

The Bold & The Beautiful Update Thursday 7/5/07

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The engineers in Constantine’s studio work on their craft and his and Phoebe’s song. Ridge calls to see if Constantine is working on finding out who the ‘other woman’ is? Rick hits upon him too…..so he recorded a voicemail meant for Rick and played it for Phoebe, that’s great. Constantine explains that he didn’t know who the hell’s phone it was, and yeah when he figured it out, he thought Phoebe had the right to know that she was being cheated on. Which one of them does that make the bad guy? Phoebe separates them and lectures that she doesn’t want them fighting over this. If anyone should have a grudge it’s her, and she doesn’t. Constantine was just trying to be a good friend and it turned out to be good for the relationship too, so no problem.

Ridge sneaks up on Ashley in the lab and kisses her on the neck. She likes it, she smiles. He wishes her good morning and that he thinks the day after Independence Day should be anything but independent. When can they have a little time alone? He thinks they have a lot to talk about……and not talk about as they kiss. Stephanie approaches the door all smiles and remarks that never has she been so happy to see personnel policy broken.

Phoebe tells Rick that this other woman is a dead issue with her, so why can’t it be for him? He sneers because Constantine insists on pushing his button. Phoebe reminds him it was Rick that came in here and jumped all over him. Let it go, don’t ruin it, they are getting ready to record a song. Rick laments that having somebody to outdo brings out the best in him. But, she doesn’t like it and she doesn’t want to talk or hear about this other woman. She knows she doesn’t mean anything to him, so that’s all that matters to her.

Ashley jokes that maybe she needs to check up on this company policy. Stephanie quips too that they are both fired. Just for the day, so why don’t they take off and have some fun? Ridge replies, “actually we were until you walked in.” She suggests they go to Catalina. Brooke clears her throat as she enters. She thought they were going to meet on those new soaps in the Phoebe line. Stephanie offers those soaps will smell the same today as they will tomorrow and the day after. She asks Ridge if he remembers that hotel, the Pines? Brooke smirks why don’t they all go, they can take the soaps?

They began their testing and demonstration and Stephanie can’t help but make cutting remarks like Brooke can wash her hands all she wants to, it won’t wash away all the guilt. Brooke comments it’s déjà vu. She hasn’t spent this much time in the lab since BeLiEf. Stephanie makes another goodie by saying Brooke wouldn’t know subtle if it bit her on the…….Ashley is uncomfortable with the veiled antagonism. Stephanie finally asks exactly why is Brooke there? She remarks because Rick couldn’t be there, but if she is only going to be there to be humiliated, she will leave. Stephanie doesn’t even see why she’s back in the company in the first place. Ashley wonders if Stephanie really wants to sort this out with Brooke. She really doesn’t need her to make enemies for her. Stephanie offers that she already is Ashley’s enemy. Just be glad she doesn’t have a son or a husband she can sleep with.

Phoebe and Rick warm up and Constantine asks if they are ready? He says his grandmother would have loved that song. They sing a syrupy song about heart, life and dreams, seize the day……..joy, pain, loving you……

Ashley doesn’t want to be known as Brooke’s competition although Stephanie says that is the way Brooke sees it. Ashley points out that Stephanie doesn’t know her very well and this thing with Ridge could fizzle out in a couple of weeks….Brooke is essential to the company and a member of the family. But, Stephanie treats her very badly. Stephanie scoffs that she is not a Forrester by any stretch of the imagination. She blasts into the way that the older Bridget and Rick were raised, long periods of neglect followed by guilty smothering……after the father of the month disappeared. Ashley doesn’t want to listen to this and excuses herself. Stephanie tells her well maybe she should listen. Brooke means well, but she is just a real disaster for her children….and with Ridge. Stephanie is just hoping that Ashley is the perfect antidote. Ashley wonders how she can be so sure. She and Ridge are just beginning, and she’s not even sure. Stephanie agrees, but at least she is not sleeping with every man in the family, is she?

Rick thinks they nailed the song. The look on Constantine’s face is “like a dud”, he says it’s fine but may need a little tweaking in the booth. The song itself could not have been sung any better. Rick gets a phone call from Ashley. He tells her emphatically this is not a good time for him. She realizes it never will be, but they need to have a conversation before she has it with Ridge.

Brooke sits in the runway room reminiscing when Ridge comes in. She thinks maybe it was a mistake her coming back to work, although he says she was the best. She claims work wasn’t the only reason she returned. She thought he wanted her to. But it’s different now. There’s Ashley. Is he serious about her? He is, but he doesn’t know where it’s going to go, but he’d like to find out. Does she want to be around to see that? She reminds him she did not just come here for a job, she came for him too. She thought they could work things out. After Sydney he wanted that too….the plans were made…..the family he thought they’d be. But now he just doesn’t trust being loved by her.

Phoebe checks out C.J.’s site, the hype….new flavor…..thrilla in vanilla…and when she and Constantine win, Rick will leave them alone.

Rick rushes to Ashley and he asks if she has told Ridge about them? Not yet, but it’s going to happen, she replies. He doesn’t see what possible good could come from that. She thinks starting a relationship with this sort of secret is not only dangerous, it’s stupid, and she’s not going to do it. And however Rick sees the relationship is completely irrelevant. Okay, if she tells Ridge she will not have a relationship with him, but what about how Ridge feels about Rick? She is willing to take that chance. She’s learned her lesson after her last marriage. She can’t have anything meaningful with somebody with this big, fat lie hanging over her head. He argues that nobody is lying because no one is asking. Phoebe doesn’t want to know and everybody has a right to a few things to themselves. She opines that it’s in the way though. She feels it every time she is with Ridge. So he wants to get something straight. In order to clear her head, she is willing to throw him to the dogs? Does she knows how this would crush Phoebe? And if Ridge found out they’d had sex, that’s all he would need to break Phoebe and him up for good.

She keeps telling him it will come out so it’s just a matter if they have the guts to beat them to it. He says she can drop her bomb and take off, but he can’t. Finally she says she is sorry. She is giving him the courtesy of telling him, not asking for permission.

Brooke surmises that working there is creating a lot of tension, so maybe she should just resign. Would that help? He claims it makes sense, but he doesn’t know if it would help. She wonders how they would see each other? How could they work through this? Or does he think not seeing each other would help for a while? He answers it already has been worked through. They just don’t want to see it. Whenever things went wrong for him, he turned to her and when things went wrong for her, she turned to him. She is shocked that he could reduce a lifetime of loving each other to that. He vows that he loves her, but they don’t seem to make each other happy. She plays that old ‘confused’ card one more time, and he tells her he can’t buy that anymore. And she is in love with Nick, so why not just say it? She argues no, he said he wanted to be with Taylor so she has accepted that. He replies only because he is unavailable to her, that is not being resolved.

She begs, they have forgiven each other for so much, why can’t he forgive her for this one mistake? He states he could if he felt it was a mistake, but he doesn’t. She wanted a future with Nick and he still feels she wants that. And the fact that she can’t have it with Nick is no reason to want it with Ridge. She wants the life they had planned, not what they had, but what they planned. He lets her know it is a beautiful dream…and dreams are easy to love….he just wants a wide awake life that makes him happy…”I wanted it with you.”……But no matter how hard they try, it doesn’t seem to work. Now he feels like he owes it to himself to keep trying….."without you.” They look deep into each other’s eyes and he gives her a big hug. She clings then lets go with tears streaming down her face as he walks out.

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