The Bold & The Beautiful Update Monday 12/29/08
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Brooke and Ridge are at her house. Theyre discussing his hatred of Rick. Brooke encourages Ridge to let her know what he needs. Theyve come too far to let this situation with Phoebe turn them against each other. Ridge says he needs her. Brooke assures him that shes there for him. They look lovingly at each other as Ridge caresses her face.
At the Forrester mansion, Stephanie and Eric discuss him going back to Donna. Eric explains what he saw as Donna and Owen making out was false. Hes calling the divorce off. Stephanie wants to know why he would believe something like that anyway. He must not trust Donna. Eric says thats not true. Stephanie asks if hes willing to spend the rest of his life always wondering. She throws in his face, Donna could be happier with a younger man, as long as he could take care of her in the same manner shes accustomed to. Eric looks wryly at Stephanie with no comment.
Donna is at her apartment waiting on Eric. When she opens the door, Pam is there holding what she thinks is a knife. Donna lets out a blood curdling scream. Pam walks past her and casually asks if Donna has ever seen a crochet hook. Donna heads for the phone, threatening to call the police. Pam walks over and sits on the bed, where she starts to crochet. Donna looks at her in disbelief and asks why shes there. Pam rambles on about how addictive crocheting is and shes making things for people that are nice to her. Donna puts on her robe to cover her lingerie. Pam tells Donna she feels terrific. She came to apologize to Donna for all the terrible things she did to her. Donna is skeptical and tells Pam not to get too close to her.
At the beach house, Steffy and Rick are in a passionate lip lock. Rick breaks away and says they cant do this. Steffy tells him shes okay, since she knows hes not using her like before. She and Rick hungrily tear each others clothes off, where they end up moving to the floor. They continue to passionately kiss.
Ridge tells Brooke he needs Rick to keep his distance from him and his family. He especially wants him far away from Steffy, after the kissing incident. He asks Brooke to see Rick, when hes not around. Brooke says Rick feels terrible about the episode with Steffy. Ridge hopes this means Rick will stay far away.
Ridge knows Eric will probably want to keep Rick on at Forrester. Brooke asks if that will be an issue for him. She suggests Rick could take a leave. Ridge says no. He knows Rick is her son and shell need to see him. Brooke says she doesnt have to see him at work. Ridge says Rick doesnt need to sit around and contemplate things. Work should be good for him, however, not in his office. Brooke says they can try to do something about that. He thanks her, but she says she should be thanking him. Hes been so understanding and generous. Ridge says even though its not how hes been feeling, hes trying. She puts her arms around his neck and promises he wont regret it. Ridge looks unconvinced.
Donna looks at Pam with caution and disbelief. She tells Pam she was under the impression she didnt remember all the things she did. Pam talks about the wonders of medicine and how still so much is unknown about memory. She explains she has little flashes. She kind of recalls putting the snake in the basket that was previously sent to Donna. Donna still wants to know why Pam is there. Did the therapist suggest it? Pam says actually he thought it was a bad idea. Donna nervously asks again why shes there. She says she know she did something wrong and so she stepping up to make amends. She thrust an item at Donna, she made for her. Donna opens it up and looks at what appears to be a bikini. Pam gushes that she wasnt sure about size. She holds the bra up to Donnas chest and says she made a trip to the produce department for comparison. Donna looks at her in amazement.
Stephanie continues to badger Eric about Donna. She wants to know if he pretended to care about her, since Donna wanted nothing to do with him. Eric is slightly irritated and tells Stephanie he thought they could have an adult conversation. Stephanie says shes so tired. She thought Eric was someone he wasnt. Someone with values and goals; not someone only concerned with pleasure. Eric says that is such a dirty word for her. Building their business was pleasurable, but he recognizes its not all there is to happiness. Stephanie asks about substance. Just because her hair is white and she lost her figure, Eric decided to make goo goo eyes at someone else for the rest of his life. Where were all these women, when he was in the hospital? Eric says Stephanie loves telling him no one cares about him, but her. Stephanie looks a bit shamefaced and says Erics right. Just dont come back she says, when he finds himself alone again. Shes finally done. She walks away as Eric looks rather pensive.
Back at Ricks, he and Steffy lie on pillows on the floor half dressed. They continue to kiss and make out. Steffy tells Rick to wait. Before he can find out what's wrong, theres a knock on the door. Its Brooke and Ridge! Brooke calls through the door to Rick, saying they need to have a word with him. He and Steffy both look stunned.
Donna takes the bikini and asks Pam if itll burst into flames when she puts it on. Pam says she was just hoping Donna could let bygones be bygones. Donna is shocked at the suggestion they could be friends. Pam says not right away. Donna runs down a list of the things Pam has done to her and her family. Pam says that wasnt her, it was the scar tissue in her brain. She really feels sorry for what happened. Donna is still not convinced; Pam wanted to drop off a peace offering. She asks if Pam is there for a checkup and then leaving for Chicago. Donna doesnt want her around. Pam wants to know if Donna is accepting her apology. Donna tells her to focus. Pam really wants to be able to come back to LA. She talks about how bad the winter is in Chicago and how large LA is. Donna gets where shes going and forcefully says no way. Pam looks taken aback.
Stephanie stands and looks out over the city from the veranda. Eric walks up beside her.
Stephanie asks how much humiliation one person is supposed to take. Eric tells her she claims to despise her father, for all the abuse he heaped upon her. However, besides Ridge, hes the only example of masculinity that seems to be acceptable to her. Stephanie looks exasperated. She shakes her head and says shes known several kind men in her life. She names Massimo. Eric wants to know why she didnt marry him. Stephanie says shes asked herself the same thing. Eric brings up the fact she was pregnant with Massimos child, yet married him. Eric says shes spent most of their life together telling him he was spineless and weak. If that were the case, he wouldnt have married her. Eric says she got what she wanted. Eric says he was cheated. Stephanie trapped him into marriage, even though she accuses Donna of such things. Donna has given herself freely. Stephanie demanded everything from him, including his dignity, his future, and his first born. Eric says his debt is paid. Hes not paying anymore. Stephanie raises her eyebrows at Erics words.
Rick dons his shirt and rushes to open the door for his mother and Ridge. Steffy is out of site. He apologizes for not being as presentable as usual. He nervously buttons his shirt and asks if they need anything. Steffy hurriedly dresses in the bedroom. Brooke says she and Ridge wanted Rick to know they want him to stay. Ridge cuts her off saying thats not exactly true. Brooke goes on to say they recognize its not the right time. He needs to be with family to help him recover too. Rick says he thought they agreed it might be better for him to go to Paris. Brooke says it wont be easy for Ridge, but he needs to get over the grief and animosity. Steffy quietly eavesdrops on the conversation. Brooke tells Rick he has to step up too. He agrees. Brooke tells him he has to respect Ridges boundaries. This includes staying away from him and his family. Rick looks questioningly at them. Ridge clarifies by saying he has the history with Taylor, so hes not laying down the law there. He asks Rick to just be considerate of her. Brooke elaborates by saying Thomas wont be around much, so that just leaves Steffy. Brooke says Rick needs to keep his distance from Steffy. Rick bites his lip and nods his head, but makes no comment. Steffy looks stunned at the request.
Pam tries to convince Donna she wont even know shes there. Donna reminds her she agreed not to press charges, with the understanding she wouldnt be around. Pam pleads with her and says shes taking her medication now. Donna inquires what the medications are for. Pam hedges and brings up the fact Donna didnt mean to kill her dog Tiny. Donna has had enough. She grabs Pam by the arm and pulls her to the door. Pam says one day Donna will realize shes not the enemy. Donna roughly tells her to get out and slams the door. Donna holds her head in exasperation and relief.
Stephanie tells Eric hes walking away the winner. He gets the house and the business. He also gets the bride, a woman who wasnt even born, when their children were in grade school. Eric has a rueful smile at the dig. Stephanie crosses her arms and asks how Eric can expect her to say hes right about everything. Eric says of course not. Stephanie asks for one little fig leaf of dignity. She wants to be the one to walk out on him and she wont be back. Eric takes his own dig, by saying woe to the bookie whod take best on that. Stephanie turns to give him a glare. Stephanie wants to know if shes fired from Forrester. Eric tells her he didnt remember hiring her back. Stephanie persists. Eric says he didnt want this to turn into an argument. Stephanie reminded him they have a show coming up. Hed never get things done without her. Eric remembers they have a meeting in the morning. Stephanie heads up the stairs, as she tells Eric shell see him then. Eric reminds her she said she was walking out of his life forever. Stephanie has a slightly amused look and lets him know hell never be rid of her. Eric jokes with her, shes the one with six guns registered in her name. Stephanie jokes back that with all the abuse hes heaped on her, it says something that she hasnt shot him. Eric has a half smile, as Stephanie goes upstairs.
Rick paces and tells Ridge he cant believe he doesnt want him behind bars or dead. Ridge looks at him in a scornful manner. Rick says he looks at himself, like thats what he deserves. He loved Phoebe and would have never intentionally hurt her. He knows shes gone because of him. It may sound hollow, but Ridge will never know how sorry he is. He wants to make things right. Ridge says he doesnt want to feel the way he does about Rick, but right now he cant help it. Itll take time. Rick agrees. Ridge thinks the less they see of each other the better. He tells Rick how Thomas always looked up to him. He doesnt want Rick to feel obligated to say anything to him. He says Steffy just lost her twin; let her believe he doesnt exist for a while. Steffy looks tearful. Ridge asks if Rick can stay away from his family. Rick says he wont disagree with anything Ridge has asked. Brooke thanks Rick and kisses his cheek. Brooke tells Ridge thank you as she rubs his arm. Steffy looks sad at what her dad is asking; unbeknownst to him shes there.
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