The Bold & The Beautiful Update Tuesday 5/26/15
Written By Anthony
Pictures By Juanita
Ridge wants to know why Eric is hesitating. Ridge wonders if Eric needs a list of all the things Rick did wrong while he was away. Ridge can go get it if he needs to. Eric is well aware of all of his mistakes. He is also well aware of all of his accomplishments too. Ridge doesnt think that Forrester is about the bottom line. It is about compassion and leadership. Ridge demands that Eric execute the morality clause. Ridge just wants him to do it.
Rick appreciates Caroline checking up on him. Caroline knew that he was going through a pretty big blow. Caroline still cannot believe it. She thought of Maya as a lot of different things but never transgender. Rick doesnt think that it isnt anything that he cannot overcome. Caroline thinks that is very evolved of him. Rick isnt going to let Ridge use Mayas pain to steel his job.
Liam thinks that this whole Maya thing could have been contained. Bill knew that he didnt want to go with the story and basically spat in his face. Ivy asks if Liam is really surprised. She thinks that everyone can agree that Bill is ruthless when it comes to business. Ivy is sorry if he is hurting. Liam doesnt even think it is that. He is just mad. Ivy tells him that Ridge is certain right now that the power at Forrester is shifting. Rick could be on the way out. Liam smiles at this news. Liam thinks that Ivy just put her thumb on the conflict. It is not ok to take to press a subject like gender identity. Yet at the same time this might serve their purposes. Ivy asks if Liam can understand why Bill would do this. Bill wasnt thinking about what this would do to Maya. Just about business. Liam knows that and it is exactly what he doesnt like about the business life. People get lost looking for a profit. Ivy doubts that will happen to him. Liam explains that being appalled that Bill exposed Maya has not stopped him from hoping it works. Liam guesses that he is more like his father than he cares to admit. He wonders if she knows what is scary. It is that he can live with that if it means protecting Ivy and Caroline from Rick.
Rick asks if Ridge knows Caroline is here. Caroline says no. She doesnt intend to keep it from him or anything though. Rick suggests that she should. Caroline is no longer keeping anything from people. She learned her lesson the hard way. Rick thanks Caroline for putting herself in the middle to reach out to him. Caroline reminds him that they meant a lot to each other once. Rick would be ok with her being with anyone else but Ridge. She might fit into his grand scheme right now. Once he moves on though he will go to his next conquest. That is until he doesnt want it anymore. He is going to find out that his job is not up for the taking.
Ridge reminds Eric that he is the founder of this company and set the standards for this company. It would be nice if Eric kept them going. Eric doesnt think that the morality clause is going to uphold standards. This is just an unfair tactic to use someones personal pain against them. Ridge assures Eric that this isnt about Maya being transgender. This is about Rick finding out. He got in a car and raced down a hill. He could have killed someone the same way he almost killed someone at the office. He brought a gun. Eric isnt going to do it. He knows that it isnt what Ridge wants to hear but he is going to stand with Rick. He believes in him. Ridge cant accept that. Eric doesnt think he has a choice. Ridge says that he doesnt have to accept it.
Liam wants Rick out more than anyone at any means necessary but this whole thing with Maya is just cold. It doesnt sit well. Ivy completely understands but what is done is done. They have to stop lamenting about this. All they can do is move forward. Liams favorite word that Ivy just used was we. They start to kiss.
Caroline is so sorry that Maya got outed. It must have been awful and it is horrible. If this hadnt happened though then Rick would have never known. Rick doesnt think that is true. Caroline feels that Rick has never seen Maya clearly. That is how she got him back. Rick doesnt think that Caroline knows her at all. Caroline knows that Rick was furious with him about the huge secret that she was keeping and yet Maya kept this. Rick doesnt want to fight. Caroline doesnt want to fight either. Caroline came here to be supportive and to be with a fellow accident survivor. She wonders if he is even supposed to be out of bed. Rick is out of bed because Ridge is out there taking advantage. Rick is being serious. He wants Caroline to be careful. He knows that she is wrapped up in whatever women see in him but he is not trustworthy. She is not immune.
Ridge is concerned. Eric has been making some really strange choices lately. Eric would like to know when this all became about him. Ridge knows that it is always about him. He asks if it is about him the present or him in the past. Eric wants to know what he is talking about. Ridge wants to know if Eric doesnt think he is the right man for the job or is it because he took Brooke away from him all those years ago. Eric cant believe that Ridge wants to bring this into the conversation. It cant possibly because Rick is the better man for the job. Eric is a little confused. He remembers the mortality clause. Not as it applies to their past. As in the two of them and Brooke. As it applies to Ridge and Rick with Caroline. Ridge cant believe this. Eric reminds him that they were happy together and planning a family. Ridge had to swoop in just like he did with him and Brooke. Ridge might be one of the most talented designers in the world but it takes a lot more to be a man. Ridge is not quite the Forrester he thinks he is. He just falls a little short in that regard. Eric isnt going to give him a crown. He isnt going to give him anything that Rick has left. Eric says shame on Ridge. Ridge doesnt want Eric to stop now. He isnt behaving like a Forrester because They always end up here. Eric says that Stephanie gave him a son and it was him. He loves him. He taught him. Eric is his father. He isnt to date suggest otherwise. Ridge asks if he is his father. Ridge wants loyalty and respect. That is what he wants but that isnt what he is getting. With Rick is doesnt matter how he behaves. Eric reminds him that Rick is CEO. Ridge wants to know what he is supposed to do. Eric expects him to design and create. Eric wonders how he is so unhappy. He makes a tremendous living and he got the girl. He would like to know what could be more important to Ridge Forrester than getting the girl. Eric wants him to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He will do so though in support of his youngest son. This is their family. He is not going to let him rip it apart. He asks if they are clear. Eric is taking that as a yes. He leaves. Ridge gets out his phone. Ridge tells someone that he needs to see them right away.
Ivy holds Liams neckless and tells him that she loves it. She isnt saying it because she made it. Liam thinks that is a good enough reason for him. Ivys point is that it is like he is wearing a part of her with him always. Liam thinks that it is exactly like a cattle brand. Ivy agrees. It is a good thing especially if Steffy is ever around. If Liam ever sees her she would like Liam to remind her the difference between the past and what is happening right now. Ivy doesnt think that he will actually have to do that. She is with him and that is reminder enough. It means a lot. Liam wonders what she means. Ivy explains that it means a lot that she knows she can trust him. Liam starts to kiss her.
Steffy walks into Ricks office. Ridge thanks her for getting here so quickly. Steffy notes that it is not often she is summoned. Steffy wants to know how he knew she was in town. Ridge knew because she is his daughter. Steffy can bet that Ridge has been trying to put out this Maya fire. Steffy asks how Rick is handling it. Ridge thinks that she knows. He is raging out of control. This time though he has a reason to. Rick attacked him last night. Steffy cannot believe that he attacked him. He ran out of bed screaming. He is out of control. Steffy asks if he has spoken to Eric. Ridge has. He tried to have him enforce the morality clause. He thought that he could have picked any reason. Eric shot him down. He thinks that is funny. Rick still has Erics support one hundred percent.
Rick walks downstairs dressed for work. Eric walks in. He explains that he just saw Ridge. Rick wants to guess that Ridge filled his head with lies. Eric knows that Ridge doesnt want Rick in charge. That is for sure. Rick will not allow Eric to listen to him. This is a game to him. To Rick however this is life and death. He needs it. It is everything. Eric knows that.
Steffy cannot believe after Mayas story breaks, Rick crashes into a tree and goes after Ridge but Eric still doesnt believe a change needs to happen. Ridge thinks that Rick will be CEO for the rest of their lives. Steffy thinks that this is unacceptable. Ridge tried to be respectable when Steffy came to him with the takeover idea but Eric clearly has no problem with putting a knife in his back. Steffy asks if he is going to resign. Ridge thought about it. He also thought about starting their own fashion house. This is a family business though. It is his legacy. Steffy wonders if they need to do the takeover. Ridge says yet. Ridge needs her to promise him though that this is bigger than her trying to get back with Liam. Ridge wants them to think about their future. He, Steffy, Thomas, and Spencer all have enough shares to oust Rick and that is exactly what they are going to do. They need to get ready because a fight is coming. They are about to take over Forrester Creations.
What Rick said earlier about Ridge it is something that Eric still carries. Now Rick has to deal with it too. Rick thinks that is just how Ridge is. Rick cannot believe that people call him entitled. Eric is proud of how Rick has handled this whole blowout with Maya. He handled it with love and compassion. Ridge could learn from him. Rick thinks that means a lot hearing him say that. Eric needs him to back it up with actions. He has done a terrific job as CEO and even more. It is Erics privilege and honor to support Rick unconditionally and without reservations. Rick doesnt know what to say. His support and faith in him means everything. Eric knows that it is a challenging time right now. Rick will stand up to it. He will come out better than he has been. Eric taught him by example. Eric talks about thinks like humanity, acceptance, and compassion. Things that dont come as naturally to him as they do Eric. What Rick does have is aspiration. He wants to be like Eric. Rick would like for one day Eric to say he is proud of him. He can say that, that is Eric Forrester Junior. That is his son and namesake. Eric already feels like that. Rick knows that this will be bumpy in the beginning. They will get through it though with their heads high. He will do whatever it takes to get the company back on track. Eric is not worried. He loves him. Rick loves him as well. They hug.
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