B&B Friday Update 2/8/08

The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 2/8/08

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When Nick tells Taylor it’s not that simple, she asks him not to say that. Just tell her, does he still love Brooke? Shyly, he admits he does. He explains that he doesn’t want to hurt her, but James told him to be honest with himself and then be honest with her. So he’s not going to deny those feelings are there for Brooke and maybe they will always be there, but he’s committed to Taylor, to their life together, to Jack….and Brooke, she is not in his head and he can get past this. She tells him she does not want to live like that. She does not want him to deny or bury his feelings; that would just be a recipe for disaster. She says she can’t do this, but she knew it. She could just feel it in the air, and she hears it in her head over and over. That is all she thinks about and if she doesn’t deal with reality the way it is, she will have a nervous breakdown or some sort of serious mental disorder. He tries to convince her it’s in her mind and in time it will heal and they will get past this.

Brooke finds Rick waiting for her when she gets home. He comments he was thinking about baby Jack and how his arrival has affected so many lives – hers, Taylor’s Nick’s. And that he thinks Jack is the miracle that is going to bring her and Nick back together where they belong. She starts to object and he continues that even her kids will be happier as they will be in a happy home. And this has nothing to do with his feelings or dislike of Ridge. It has everything to do with the fact that the attraction between her and Nick is so damn strong. It's obvious, she and Nick are meant for each other, and surely she knows that he’s still in love with her? She admits she does, he just told her.

Taylor cries that she just can’t do this again. She will never get control of her life as long as Brooke has control of his heart. She laments she has already lived this nightmare once with Ridge and she won’t do it again, only to have him find some excuse to reject her. She thanks Nick. She asked him to be honest and he was. She thinks it is time for her to move on and they go their separate ways. He’s surprised, “you want to leave me?” She explains that she knows he has tried. He’s been wonderful, loving and attentive. Even after he found out she could not get pregnant and give him a child of his own, he didn’t care. He was willing to give up that dream and that made her love him more. He vows that he will continue to try and he will stand by her forever. Her voice cracks as she says she loves Jack, so much, but James is right. She’s not going to get any better until she gets out of this situation. She thinks maybe the best thing is for her to leave, go to her house in Bel Air since no one is living there now. He replies, “Taylor, your home is here. Your home is with me and Jack.” She offers that she knows he loves her, but she needs to pull her life together. He tells her he is committed to her and begs her not to take her ring off. Please don’t do it. But, she remains firm. She can not live in Brooke’s shadow. She won’t do it; it will destroy her. She loves him so much, she can let him go. She needs to do this for her.

Rick asks his mother what is she waiting for? If Nick told her he loved her, what in the hell is she doing here? She has to go to him and make things right. She’s not sure, then the phone rings. It’s Nick and she repeats what he has said – Taylor has moved out and back home. Rick takes off like a bullet. Brooke tells Nick she will be right over.

Rick walks in, finding Taylor curled up on the couch. She tells him she thinks it’s over….it was the hardest thing she’s ever done and she feels all alone. He’s sorry, but tells her she is definitely not alone; he’s there. She bemoans that she really doesn’t know what is wrong with her. She confesses that she has been seeing things and hearing things in her head, and seeing his mother every place she looks. And then James came by and found her and she had a complete meltdown. But he helped her see that Brooke wasn’t the problem, but with Nick. Rick doesn’t understand so she elaborates that James asked Nick a very serious question and that was if he was still in love with Brooke? Rick says he is sorry, that wasn’t fair. She says it was as she already knew….deep down inside she knew….he was really never over her. He then supports her and says she did the right thing leaving Nick. She just needs to surround herself with people that will support her and care for her like him. She thanks him, that is good advice. He tells her again that she is not alone. She answers that is good because she doesn’t do very well when she is alone…plus she needs someone who understands her.

Brooke walks in on a crying Jack and immediately takes him from Nick to soothe him. Jack quiets and Nick is pleased that Brooke must have the mother’s touch. She asks him what happened. He fills her in that when he got back from the Marlin James was there and Nick wanted to avoid the situation, but Taylor pressed. He was honest with her and told her how he felt about Brooke. Taylor told him it wasn’t his fault and would not let him apologize. They were just victims of strange circumstances. And that Taylor always felt it, that he still loved Brooke. It haunted her and she just couldn’t get past it. Brooke says she never wanted to do that to Taylor. Nick said she left as she felt that was her only choice. She asks about Jack; who’s going to be a mother to Jack?

Taylor tells Rick that she is so tired trying to compete with Brooke. She just can’t do it anymore. He tries to convince her that she is not in competition, but Taylor says that is all she has ever done her whole life. Everything good that has ever happened to her, she has lost to Brooke. She’s afraid to get attached to people or even things for fear of losing them. She doesn’t know whatever it is that she doesn’t have, that Brooke has over men. Brooke leaves a man and they pine away for her and they want to be back with her again. She is completely insecure and feels like a damn loser. He touches her and says no, he doesn’t want her to feel like that. She continues, you’d think she would have more confidence. She says she is educated, she thinks she is intelligent, she takes good care of herself, but his mother has this whole image that she’s a strong, sexy, beautiful, intelligent woman, that she has it all. Rick says right, but doesn’t Taylor think she’s got all those things too? She points out he doesn’t understand, she has lost every man she has ever cared about. She has lost two husbands to Brooke! He holds her as she sobs and tries to quiet her. He knows she is hurting, but he’s here and he cares about her. He leans in and gives her a kiss and she doesn’t pull back.

Brooke looks at Nick and sees the expectation in his eyes. She says no, she can’t. She and Ridge are planning a life together and are going to be married and raising Hope and R.J. as a family and Jack could be part of that, but……Nick tells her he wants her to be part of Jack’s life. “You’re the mother of my son and I happen to love you.” He remarks that she is the biological mother of that boy; they share a son and will forever be bound together. She says she knows, but she just can’t. He asks then why did she come over here tonight? It was because she wanted to be with him and little Jack. She says yes but……he says no buts….he’s loved her from the first day he met her, since he laid eyes on her and that love has only gotten stronger each day. Can she tell him the same thing? He wants her to look at him and tell him if she can say the same thing? Finally she admits that yes, and they melt into each other’s arms with a kiss.

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