The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 1/20/12
Written By Rachna
Pictures By Juanita
Katie asks the doctor what Steffys diagnosis is and asks if the situation is as serious as they think it is or not.
Justin berates Bill for his plans. Bill justifies himself by saying that despite the reputation he has built he is not a heartless bastard. He says that he did what he did to save Steffys marriage. Bill tells Justin that Liam was ready to march out to Hope and he couldnt let that happen because his son could never reach his full potential if he was with that selfish, self-involved girl.
He also says that Steffy would have been devastated to his interceding was the best thing to do. Justin sighs and says okay if he says so. Bill says that he does and says that if he left everyone to their own devices then his company wouldnt be where it is today. He explains that when he feels their marriage is on solid ground he will have a second MRI and the clot will vanish and they can all be happy. When Justin looks doubtful Bill says that he had to do this because or else Liam would be sucked back to Hope who he says was, and will always be wrong for Liam.
Hope looks at the wedding issue of her Hope for the Future campaign while Beverly comes in and tells her that shot is her favourite. When Beverly says she looked like a fairy princess Hope snaps and says that she used to feel like one and then questions her campaigns message by saying life isnt a fairytale and maybe she should stop being so naïve.
Liam spots Steffy getting out of bed and he rushes to make her rest again. Steffy says she hates being so sidelined and says that she feels bad especially considering what is going on at Forrester. She tells Liam that Hope filled her in though. Wrapping her arms around Liams neck, Steffy brings up the importance of Hope keeping her distance from him for her recovery and says she thinks Hope has finally got the message though. Steffy smiles while Liam smiles back tightly, looking not as happy.
Beverly tells Hope that for what its worth, she doesnt think she is naïve. She tells Hope that she is smart, beautiful and admired by women everywhere for what she stands for. She tells Hope they look up to her and she looks up to her. Smiling bitterly Hope tells her she shouldnt.
Liam tells Steffy that she has an MRI scheduled today and its almost time for the appointment. Sipping her coffee Steffy complains that she just had her last one not too long ago. Liam says hes not taking any chances Steffy asks him if she means that much to him. Liam smiles and says he is her husband isnt he. Steffy goes over to him and kisses him passionately saying yes he is. When she pulls away, Liam looks distracted.
Alison comes into Bills office. She tells Bill that she cant find the MRI. She apologizes but Bill says its just a missing MRI and not the end of the world. Justin warns Bill about Katie taking the MRI to a doctor but Bill says the doctor will just confirm there is a blood clot. Bill doesnt look worried.
The doctor tells Katie that what the other two doctors said is right and the scan does show blood clot in the brain. She explains that the clot will dissolve overtime but the patient cant be made upset. Katie is flustered but says she is relieved. She moves to go but the doctor stops her, saying there is just one more thing she has to say to her. Katie looks confused at what else might be left to say now.
Beverly asks Hope what is going on here as s he is always so sure of herself. Beverly tells Hope that she designed an entire line after her message. She tells Hope that she is making a real difference for people out in the world but Hope disagrees. Instead she says that she thinks she just set herself and everyone else listening to her up for heartbreak and disappointment.
Bill tries to call Katie but Katie doesnt pick up. Justin asks if Katie is answering and Bill tells him shes probably tied up somewhere. Bill then gets the idea that Liam might have taken Steffys MRI because he was here earlier. Justin asks him where Liam is now then . Bill says where he should be, with Steffy. Bill says he is going to run by and get the MRI and store it for safekeeping.
Steffy asks Liam if hes sure this is necessary. She says she feels fine. Liam says it is but says that its possible that knowing her shell defy the odds and get better real fast and get lucky. At his get lucky Steffy says she already is and kisses Liam again.
The doctor asks Katie about the MRI. She asks her whose it is and who reviewed it. Katie, although confused, tells her that like she said earlier this is her daughter-in-laws MRI and it was reviewed in Mexico and then here by doctor Montgomery. The doctor asks if this is her husbands personal physician. Katie says yes. The doctor asks if the scans were looked at in detail. Katie says she assumes so then asks why she is asking her all this. The doctor tells Katie that this is not Steffys MRI.
Shocked, Katie asks what she means. The doctor tells her that she pulled up Steffys medical record. She displays a picture of Steffys MRI when she hit her head a year ago and compares it to the MRI Katie brought. Pointing out the clear visual difference she tells Katie this cant be the same persons scan. Katie looks shocked. The doctor asks Katie if shes okay. Katie says she is fine. The doctor tells her clearly there has been a mix-up with another patients MRI and says Steffy will need a recheck. She asks if she wants her to schedule it but Katie says shell take care of it.
When the doctor leaves after getting a phone call Katie phones Bill. She asks him where he is. Bill says he is at the house. She asks how Steffy is. Bill says he thinks shes well but she isnt home right now as Liam and her went out. Katie tells Bill to stay where he is and tells him they need to talk. She takes the MRI with her to go confront her husband.
Hope tells Beverly she has always tried to live her life in a way that she can be proud of herself. She says its hard when she keeps losing out all the time. Hope asks if shes the only one who feels like this and ask if honesty and values have no more meaning anymore. She says she used to think they could do better for their bodies, for the planet as that was the message of her campaign but she says shes not sure she believes that anymore.
Dr. Montgomery tells Bill that Liam called him earlier today to schedule a second MRI. He tells Bill he was pretty insistent but he thinks he can come up with some excuse to postpone it. Bill tells him not to and tells him to run the MRI but just to tell Liam that the blood clot has still not dissolved. The doctor is told Liam and Steffy are here to he hangs up. Bill shuts the phone and turns to find Katie standing there. Worried that she might have heard his conversation Bill asks her how long she has been here.
Beverly says that the way she is talking sound like she is cancelling the line. Hope says if she doesnt believe in the message anymore then what is the point. Beverly says that a lot of girls out there still believe in the message. Hope still thinks the line should go but Beverly asks if girls like her dont matter.
Hope says thats not what this is about. Beverly says that Hope is a role model for all those girls out there who believe in principles. She says that she taught them that feeling good about themselves comes from making the right choices not the easy or popular ones. She says that is why they respect her. She says they also respect her for how she handles herself when things get really hard. Hope sighs and says she was so ready to marry Liam and they were so willing to make it happen. She says then everything fell apart and the more she tried to unravel them the worse it got.
She confesses to Beverly about what happened in Mexico and how Steffy and Thomas made sure Liam and her stayed apart. Beverly says t hey were probably afraid of what would happen if they met. Hope says she knows and says she also knows that Liam loves her as much as she loves him. But Hope says that she also knows he loves his wife and says that the condition she is in makes him tied to her. She says the reality is that the longer he stays with Steffy, the stronger the chances grow that they will stay together and she says she doesnt think anything can change that. She says she cant imagine what would.
Dr. Montgomery asks Steffy about her headaches. Steffy tells him they have stopped. Liam says that is a good sign isnt it? The doctor says they will do a follow-up scan and see from there. Liam smiles at Steffy and encouragingly takes her hand in his.
Katie asks Bill if Steffy and Liam are still home. Bill says no. Katie asks him if he doesnt know where they are. He says actually he does and tells her they are at the hospital. Katie asks why and Bill says Liam wanted another MRI for his wife. He tells Katie that Liam wants her to make a full recovery.
Katie says he must be really proud of him for that. Bill says he wants this marriage to survive and he knows she knows that. Katie says she does but she didnt realize just how much. When Bill falls silent Katie asks him if he wants to know where she has been.
Bill says he was trying to reach her on her cell but it went to voicemail. Katie says he was looking for her and asks why. Bill gives her a pointed look and says she knows why. He says she saw the folder on Alisons desk and she just couldnt resist.
Sitting down on a couch Katie asks him just how this works. She says he was in a hospital in Mexico and asks him how he got the doctor to go along with it. She asks him what the cost was. Bill turns away from her and says there wasnt any cost. Katie tells him she showed the MRI to her doctor and she confirmed that there was a blood clot. Bill says of course she did because two other doctors already confirmed it. He asks her how many confirmations she needs.
Katie tells Bill that what she needs is the truth. She asks him if he even knows what that is anymore. She says that hes been so busy covering his tracks but he didnt cover them well. Katie tells him that the MRI scan that he is trying to pass off as Steffys is not hers. Bill tries to deny it but Katie tells him how the doctor compared the MRI scan in Steffys medical record with that MRI and show that they belong to two different people. She says they are two different brains but says he knew that. She says he manipulated this from the beginning, him and Steffy.
Katie says she keeps asking herself why and she knows. She says this isnt so much about keeping Hope and Liam apart. She says it is about keeping Steffy in the family so that he can keep her close without raising suspicions. She says what he has done to his son and what he has done to Steffys family is cruel. She says its going to stop tonight. Bill tries to stop Katie but she doesnt listen. He finally catches up to her and tells her that she is overreacting.
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