The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 2/22/08
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Donna cries to Storm that to just go ahead and say it, she betrayed him. He assures her that it is okay, Stephanie would have held this over their heads for the rest of her life. She would never understand how this family has supported and forgiven him, the kind of love and trust this family has toward each other. But Katie insists they have to do something. They cant just sit and wait for Lt. Baker to come and put him behind bars .they have to try to get to Stephanie. Brooke doesnt think it will do any good, no talking to Stephanie when she has her mind made up. Katie bolts out and says she is going to try anyway.
Nick tells Taylor that he likes hearing her talk like that. Its more like the woman he fell in love with. She laments that she just needed a few days to get her head together, to start exercising again and eating right shes feeling much stronger. And he mentions more at peace too. She admits that is all she wanted, was some inner peace. And shes just sorry it turned out the way it did, he could have been the love of her life.
Donna tells Brooke that Katie is right. They cant just let Stephanie throw Storm in jail. Brooke can only hope that Lt. Baker wont believe Stephanie since she has changed her story so many times. Storm tells them again that it is okay. He wanted to confess from the beginning, so now it looks like the time has come for him to do that. And Stephanie will lose all her power over them and can not tell them what or what not to do. Can they understand that? This will be the best thing for the family.
Stephanie scolds Eric. This isnt just affecting her and him and Donna. It has affected the business and the entire family. The press is in a feeding frenzy and the phone hasnt stopped ringing. The very things she wanted to avoid with any scandal is indeed happening. Eric answers that he understands how concerned she is with the press and what everybody is going to think, but as he has told her before, he doesnt care about that. He loves Donna and likes who he is when hes with her. Stephanie scoffs that it is obvious that he doesnt give a damn about anybody but himself. Eric admits that he has not been the perfect husband, but he also points out that Stephanie has not taken responsibility for the problems in their marriage and that she had lied to him from the onset .and she knows what he is talking about! She replies, oh for Gods sake, dont drag up ancient history now.
Eric says okay, forget ancient history. Just more recently that has happened so many times in their marriage that he has absolutely lost count. She stands there and talks about moral accountability. Does she knows what she should do just look in the mirror? They both point fingers at each for poor judgment. And he charges that most of this is about her what she wants and how she wants to turn things around to suit her and how she can influence everybody else. She doesnt care or know about the effect it has on everybody else or how much it hurts them, including him and her own children. She offers she has only tried to do what she thought best for everyone. Theres the old saw, he says, the excuses he has heard so many years and years and if she believes that, she is deluding herself. Just once ..only once hed like to see some compassion from her, some sympathy from her for whats going on. Miracles do happen!
Katie walks right on in and announces that she needs to speak with Stephanie alone. The gang follows and Ridge charges toward Storm and calls him a son of a bitch and why is he here? Ridge tells him to get out of this house, and Brooke has to pull them apart and tells Ridge to calm down. Stephanie tells Katie that she appreciates her coming here to speak on behalf of her brother, but its really not going to make any difference. Katie reminds her that she thinks the Logans and the Forresters have a lot more in common than Stephanie thinks like loyalty, compassion. She knows her brother did a terrible, terrible thing and in her head she can understand Stephanie wanting to lock him up and throw away the key. In her head, even she has a hard time defending him .but in her heart hes just her brother. Hes the person that was always there for her, cheering her on from the sidelines, building her up when she felt small, defending her no matter what. Stephanie listens and says she sees that Katie loves him and hes very dear to her, but this doesnt change what she is going to do. Katie alludes to the fact that Stephanie had a rough childhood too, it was no picnic, so she thought she would understand about Storm. Stephanie explains they are not discussing her childhood. Katie continues but Stephanie knows how it is to grow up angry, focusing all that anger on one person, regardless if she deserves it or not. That rage can make a person do terrible things. She points out that Stephanie has focused her anger at Brooke for so many years .how many terrible things did it make Stephanie do?
Stephanie admits that what Katie says is true. She understands that father/son relationships are very complex and she knows that Storm has an enormous amount of rage where his dad is concerned. But Katie, is that an excuse to put a bullet in me? Katie cant make it that simple .where is Stephanies compassion and forgiveness? She begs her to try to find it within herself .dont let the anger take over .find her heart. Dont even do it for Katie, or her family not even for Storm. Do it for herself or she promises her she will live to regret it.
Nervously, Nick tells Taylor that he is glad she came by. He had left messages that she hadnt answered. And it is still hard not to worry about someone you love. She thinks that is sweet. He continues that love doesnt die for him it just shifts and changes. When you care about somebody, it is always there. He laughs and says he guesses that is part of his problem! She wonders what he will do if Brooke does marry Ridge. He says he will just have to accept it and get over it. They both agree they just want the best for each other and for them to be happy, just sorry it wasnt with each other.
Ridge shouts that Storm shot his mother and pinned it on his own father. What kind of sick bastard does that? Storm replies that Ridge is right, and he does plan on turning himself in. Ridge tells him good, because he has no choice. And he will have plenty of time to think about it as he rots behind bars. Storm reminds him that his mother is not exactly innocent in all of this. Ridge knows what she did to Brooke, and now Donna .but after he confesses, then she wont have any power to hold over them. Donna wont have to give up Eric and that will make it all worthwhile.
Donna cries to Eric that its all over for Storm. Stephanie is going to send him to prison for life. Eric holds her and apologizes .nothing he said to Stephanie had any impact at all. Donna adds that it is all her fault perhaps she should not have told him about the blackmail and just broke it off with Eric and did what Stephanie wanted her to do. He tries to calm her down and tells her no, no, no, he couldnt imagine his life without her. She cries that she loves Eric so much, but it kills her to know it is because of them that Storm is going to prison. Eric explains that it is not because of them. He knows how much she loves her brother, but he did commit a serious crime and what they will do is mount the strongest defense they can. They will tell the court about the treatment he is getting, the pressure he was under, the difficult childhood he had. Even bring the father and mother back theyll do everything they can. She hugs him and thanks him .it means the world to her that he is willing to defend her family. He warns her there is no guarantee that they will succeed. This is classic Stephanie she hasnt changed, shed still meddling and manipulating other peoples lives. But its done now, and they are all free of her, all of them. She says yeah, except for her brother. Eric says maybe he wont go to prison, maybe they will succeed.
Stephanie tells Katie that is an interesting conclusion she has drawn. By helping her brother, showing him compassion, she helps herself. Katie gives Eric as a perfect example. Why was he so vulnerable to another woman? He has been crying out for Stephanies love and compassion for years. She can show it to him by showing it to Katies brother. One problem with that, says Stephanie. That logic is rather self-serving. Katie tells her maybe this is her one big opportunity to change her life. Things like this dont come around all that often surprise people ..surprise herself. Maybe this is a chance to start healing old wounds, letting go of some of that anger. Stephanie says she is sorry, and walks off.
Taylor tells Nick that hes been a wonderful husband and she has never thought anything less than that of him. Its just that she cant share him in her marriage. He remarks that he does understand. She adds that the stress was just really driving her crazy, and she had to make a change. He hopes it is a change for the better. And the old self is the one closest to his heart and always will be. They both laugh when she suggests that maybe they can hang out together better with them not being married. Then he stops dead in his tracks when she mentions going up to get the baby and take him home. He says she cant do that, she walked out on them. She replies she walked out on Nick, not Jack. Shes not leaving here without him.
Lt. Baker walks in just as Eric tells Storm that he will look out for and take care of all the sisters for him. He has his word on that, and they will present the best defense case for Storm as well. Storm replies that Eric is a good man, but he did a horrible thing and this is the best way. Lt. Baker asks Stephanie what is this all about? It is about the shooting, isnt it? She thanks him for coming and yes it is about the shooting. He tells her well if she has new information, now is the time to give it up. I feel a speech coming on she says that justice is a very important thing. The day she got shot was probably the most frightening experience shes ever had in her life because at that moment she thought she was going to die. It really haunts her every single day of her life, and she didnt want it to come to this, but here they are.
Stephanie says they know who didnt shoot her, it wasnt Stephen Logan. Charlie says but she said she didnt see the man. She agrees, she didnt, but she knows who pulled the trigger. Lt. Baker cuts to the chase. Okay, does she or does she not know who shot her? He wants to close this case, so if she knows, tell him! When she is silent, he adds that if she is afraid of repercussions, dont be, because they will put them away for a very long time. So come on now, Mrs. Forrester, who did this to you?
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