B&B Thursday Update 2/7/08

The Bold & The Beautiful Update Thursday 2/7/08

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On The Marlin Nick tells Brooke that he’s tried to deny it but he can’t. He’s still in love with her. Then he apologizes that maybe he shouldn’t have told her this. He wanted James to come here and help Taylor, but he realized there was more going on than that. A part of the problem is Nick and his feelings. She offers that she knows how hard he has worked on his marriage, he’s committed to Taylor. He states that yes he is, he’s never denied that. He loves Taylor and he loves his son, Jack, but that doesn’t change the way he feels about Brooke either.

Bridget comes over to see Rick and he’s glad to see her. He’s worried about this whole baby Jack-Taylor-Mom-Nick fiasco. She understands since she has been dealing with it for months herself. He laments it’s just that nobody seems to be handling it very well. Bridget gives her two cents worth, that her mom should stay out of it, but she’s not sure she can considering how she feels about babies, and now being Jack’s biological mother. He warns her that surely she must know this will pull their mom and Nick back together. And he’s not worried about his mom, but about Taylor. He fears she’s really going to be messed up by this.

Taylor sees a hallucination Brooke enter her house. Brooke taunts her that don’t even try to stop her. Taylor knows she always gets what she wants when she wants it, like all the Forrester men and Nick is no different. Ridge admired and respected her, but she couldn’t give him what Brooke could. Taylor covers her ears and shouts for Brooke to shut up. Brooke continues that she has sex appeal and chemistry….she knows what a man wants and how to give it to him. Brooke just laughs when Taylor continues to try to shut her out, she’s not going to listen to her. Brooke declares that she will always be a part of her life, not just her past, and ever since baby Jack was born all she could think of was two things, her son and his father. And she wants Nick and she is going to have him.

Rick tells Bridget that Taylor is on the losing end of this, that is why she is totally freaking out. Bridget is a little surprised that he is being so sweet and concerned about this. He says that is because he has seen her, Bridget hasn’t. Taylor is a mess and that is bazaar since she is always so strong and one of the most inspiring woman he’s ever met. Now she’s a basket case and she doesn’t deserve this. It just gets to him that Nick and Taylor have been so happy and wanted a child for the longest time and now that they finally do, guess what, it turns out to be Brooke’s. How ridiculous is that? Can Bridget imagine how Taylor must feel? And his mom and Taylor have been rivals for years, it’s been one issue after another. It’s like Taylor just can not escape from their mother.

Hallucination Brooke continues to haunt Taylor, admit it, she can’t compete with her….she’s always going to win and Taylor is going to lose…..Taylor stomps up and down, she shouts until James comes in to calm her down. She begs him to get her to stop, she’s everywhere. She’s driving her crazy; Brooke is everywhere! She begs James for his help.

Brooke tells Nick that she knows he is struggling, she just doesn’t know what to do or say. He opines that you make choices in life, commitments and then things happen, change, but you are still left with the commitments. He elaborates what Taylor has done for him. He wanted the child and she went through in vitro to give him that child. When she did, the world seemed perfect and now the walls are caving in. Brooke says she knows, she was a big part of that. But, he assures her that it’s not her fault. It was fate and circumstances. “And regardless, I still want a life with Taylor and my son.” She sighs, she’s really happy to hear him say that. He continues that Taylor has to know the truth…there can’t be any secrets……he has to tell her how he feels about Brooke. She’s adamant, no he can’t do that! She won’t be able to handle this. It will destroy her.

Bridget tells Rick that it’s not just him. She grew up idolizing Taylor and wanting to be just like her. And now it is her that is causing Taylor all this misery….the stupid mix-up in the lab. Of course she desperately wants to help her, but she just doesn’t know what to do. Does Rick think her relationship with Taylor is ruined? She’s afraid it will never be the same, and that saddens her. “Believe me, I’m just as worried about Taylor as you are.” She continues that more than anyone she knows as she was married to Nick once….and loved him, probably too much, she probably still does…..but she had to let him go as she figured he probably loved their mom more than he loved her, and she is afraid Taylor is in that same position. Rick says unfortunately he thinks she is right. And now Brooke and Nick share a son so the stakes are a lot higher. She tells Rick that no matter how much she supports Taylor and Nick’s marriage, she is afraid history is repeating itself and not only is Taylor going to lose her son, but Nick as well.

Taylor cries to James – she doesn’t know what is wrong with her….she’s seeing things, she’s hearing voices…she keeps seeing Brooke…it seems real, but she knows it can’t be. She’s scared, she feels like she is losing her mind. He assures her she is not. He urges her just to calm down. She doesn’t know how to. He tells her just to calm down, and breathe. She says she is glad he is there, she doesn’t do so good when she’s alone. She wishes Nick was there, but then again she doesn’t want to hear what he has to say. He tells her that she has to hear the truth. She doesn’t want to talk about it. He warns that if Brooke is in Nick’s heart, then she also will be in Taylor’s mind and in her life. She can’t deny it and neither can he. He states that Brooke has been such a negative force in her life for such a long time and she can’t just will her away. That is not possible. She doesn’t know what other choice she has than to leave him. He suggests that they have to be honest with each other. And if Nick tells her he still has feelings for Brooke, then Taylor has a decision to make. And he cares about her too much to see her live this way.

Nick explains to Brooke that he’s not going to live a lie. He needs to be completely honest with Taylor because anything less than that is unfair to her. She still won’t accept it, Taylor already is being tormented by her and now he’s going to tell her that he’s still in love with Brooke? He says he is just not going to deny his feelings for her. He’s always felt this way and always will….in his heart and soul…and when he’s alone with her like this…….she moves closer and whispers she knows…..she feels the same, she always has…it’s just that people are going to be hurt…Ridge, Taylor……what they have has to be just between the two of them. Nobody else can know. She begs him not to tell Taylor. She’s not emotionally stable enough to handle this. She’s tried to convince her too many times that she is not a threat to her marriage. Now how will she feel when he tells her how he really feels about Brooke? Some things are better unsaid to certain people. She pleads with him not to do this. Don’t make Taylor deal with something she is not ready for. He says he needs to go home. But, does she ever think about this baby, their baby? Does she think he might just be a sign?

Taylor asks James, so basically he is saying that really her only option is to walk away from her marriage? He replies that under normal circumstances he would never suggest such a thing, but these are far from normal circumstances. He points out that she is married to Nick, a former husband of Brooke’s and now she has given birth to Brooke’s biological child, so naturally she is under extreme duress. She wonders if it really was a coincidence? She fills him in how Brooke went to find out if she could get pregnant with Nick’s child and had her eggs tested right after she found out that Taylor couldn’t get pregnant. And then oddly enough it was her daughter who donated the eggs for research. She oversaw it. And then even more strange Brooke’s daughter is the one who is on call when Taylor’s doctor had to go out of town, so Bridget does the in vitro…and then strangely her mother’s eggs are the ones that end up in her body. Skeptically, he asks surely she is not suggesting that they conspired to do all of this? Taylor replies that she has tried to think of a lot of other logical scenarios and there aren’t any. He scoffs that he does not think it is healthy for her to be drawn into conspiracies at this point. “You’re unraveling and you know it, and you can not live this way.”

She wonders if that is not copping out, by running away from her problem? He replies a lot of that depends on Nick and what he finds out about his feelings for Brooke. Nick walks in and asks how she is? She sniffs that it hasn’t been one of her better evenings. But that James had told her that he’d asked Nick some questions and told him to do some thinking and she just wants the truth. She admits that James helped her to see that she’s not going to get better unless she deals with what she has to deal with. James tells Nick that Taylor’s mind is caught in a loop of fears and doubts. Nick is sorry for that. She says she feels like she is having a nervous breakdown. Nick agrees it is not fair for her to live this way. Taylor asks James if it is okay that she has a little time alone with her husband? She assures him she will be okay.

Taylor says that Nick has had a little time to be alone and think and she wants to know the truth. She wants to hear what is in his heart. He remarks that his heart feels a lot of things. She says she needs to know the truth. If he cares about her at all, the kindest thing he can say is just tell her the truth. “Be honest, are you still in love with Brooke?”

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