The Bold & The Beautiful Update Tuesday 1/31/17
Written By Anthony
Pictures By Juanita
Thomas is sitting at the bar of a restaurant with Zende. Zende knows he wasnt gone that long. Thomas thinks that is a good thing. He believes him. Zende does think that it gave him some time to think about things and where he stands with Nicole. Thomas asks where that is then. Zende guesses it is right where he was when he left. He will change that though. He wants a future with Nicole. Thomas says cheers to that. They drink. Thomas thinks that his time away clarified that. Zende wonders if Caroline is still in New York with Douglas. Thomas was trying to sort out his personal life and meanwhile Steffy is here being appointed CEO.
In Steffys office Steffy shows Nicole her ring. Nicole believes that Liam has great taste but of course they already knew that. Steffy admits that after everything they have been through it is so nice to have this ring on her finger. Nicole is glad to see her happy. Steffy doesnt know. She just feels struggle and confusion. It feels like things are clicking into place. Nicole knows she has worked hard to get here. She should look at all she has done. She has a huge impact at culture and is running her family business. She is engaged to the man she is meant to be with. Steffy knows. She thinks that she has so many blessings in her life right now.
Eric walks into the mansion with Quinn ahead of him and Ridge behind him. Ridge asks if the trip was successful. Eric believes it was very. He heard whispers about a possible investment deal. Eric helped her close that. She is a savvy business woman. She cannot wait to meet Quinn. Quinn would love that. Eric had time to think about what they were discussing before he left. The future of the CEO chair.
Thomas feels that Zende did the right thing. He took time off to see if it is what he wanted. Now he is back in the game. Zende has a lot of work ahead of him but he will make things work with Nicole. Thomas knows that Zende is an excellent photographer but he wonders if that is all he wants. Zende asks if he knows something he doesnt. If Steffy has other plans for him. Thomas is just saying that it might time for him to start making his own plans. Zende isnt shutting any doors. Thomas is glad. He wants him to know that there are two factions at play right now. Those who are in. Steffy. And those who arent. Steffy and him are both Forresters. For whatever reason, he is the heir apparent. He wasnt even considered. He is just supposed to sit back and be ok with this.
Nicole believes that Steffy deserves every blessing she has. Including the ring on her finger. Steffy thinks that it is hard to believe. Just last year even six months ago, she never thought she would be in this position. Steffy is just so proud and thankful. She thinks that Eric put his faith in her and made her CEO of the company.
Ridge thinks that it is an intriguing idea him being co-CEO with Steffy. Eric knows that it comes from an intriguing woman. Quinn is always trying to find ways to bring the family closer together. Quinn always wants to help her husband. Eric thinks that this relationship is important. Quinn believes that there has been enough tension in this family. The company as well. It is time to put their mistakes behind them and move on. Ridge agrees. He asks what they are doing here. Ridge wonders if he is being made an offer. Eric wants to make something clear before he says anything else. He is very pleased with Steffys performance as CEO. Quinn thinks that she is respected by the clients and is liked be the employees. She knows how hard that can be. Eric feels that she brought a whole new edge in. It has been very exciting. Ridge assumes that energy is more effected when grounded. Eric adds tethered by experience. Which Ridge has and is some of the best in the industry. Ridge learned from the best. Eric knows he learned well. He is dedicated to the company despite the fact that and he stayed. Quinn thought that Ridge was being stubborn. Eric doesnt think that is entirely true though. Quinn had some things to say about him. She is very generous and compassionate. He looks forward to the day he sees the things he does. Quinn wants them to move forward and themselves. Ridge never meant to hurt Eric. Eric was betrayed and disrespected. He chooses now not to feel that way anymore. Ridge doesnt want that either. Eric wants them to move on. He loved it when they ran the company together. He thinks that Ridge and Steffy running the company together as co-CEOs will be unbelievable. Ridge promises not to let Eric down. Eric doesnt think he will. The two hug. Eric hasnt told anything to Steffy yet. Ridge would like the chance to tell her himself. He wants her to understand who much he appreciates his forgiveness. He cannot thank him enough. Eric feels the person he should be thanking is Quinn.
Steffy wishes that everyone was as happy wither as Nicole is. She knows that Nicole is having issues with her promotion. Nicole is sure he is but working with her and watching her Nicole sees how hard she is. She deserves to run the company. Steffy doesnt want Thomas to feel overlooked.
Thomas felt that they put in all this effort and work and there is no payoff. Zende doesnt think that is the case. Thomas would like to believe that. Steffy will be hot news for six months and then she will be gone. He has been working hard for years. He has proven himself countless times as a designer. Zende wants him to hang in. Thomas will pay for this. Zende leaves. Thomas takes a drink. A woman sitting near him tells him to cheer up. He is way too handsome to be wearing a sour face like that.
Ridge walks into Steffys office. Steffy asks what is up. Ridge explains that Eric is back from his trip. He just saw him at the house. He saw him with Quinn. They were talking about the business. Eric wants to make some changes on the executive level. That is what he wants to talk to her about. Steffy wonders what kind of changes. Ridge feels that they are good changes. He hopes. Eric wants him to be co-CEO with her.
Nicole is working in Ricks office. She is on the phone and tells them to text her if the links are not blocked. Zende walks in holding a camera. Nicole ends her call. Nicole is not having it with Zende taking pictures. She wants to know what he is doing. Zende is capturing Forresters hottest young executive. Nicole isnt an executive yet. Zende doesnt think that she denies the job. Nicole doesnt think that is appropriate talk for the office. Zende suggests they take this conversation somewhere else. Nicole thought he was still out of town. Zende couldnt stay away. He missed her too much.
The woman tells Thomas it is shame that he is mopping in his drink. A specimen as cute as him should be lighting up a room. She suggests another drink. She asks what his poison is. Thomas is good. The woman is shocked that he is to depressed to have a drink with a pretty girl. He must be in bad shape. Thomas is sorry. She is trying to be nice. He can see that. She is. She doesnt do it very often. Thomas doesnt think what she is doing is going to change his mood. The girl takes the challenge. She wonders what has got him down. Thomas thinks it is the usual. She assumes that means money troubles. Thomas is fine with money. She assumes it must be internet trolls hacking his sexy selfies. Thomas explains it is family issues. The girl knows all about that. Thomas has family business and business is family. She wonders what kind of business. Thomas is in fashion. She looks intrigued.
Eric asks Quinn how she thinks Steffy will react. Quinn knows that Steffy took the job to bring the family together. Sharing the position is just another step in that direction. Eric thanks her for suggesting it. As well as reminding him of the power of forgiveness.
Steffy wants to know if Eric gave Ridge her job. Ridge tells her that he didnt. She is still CEO. She has been here a short time but already put a great mark on the company. He knows that Thomas still has a chip on his shoulder and he is never happy but she is still CEO. Ridge thinks that they are a team. Steffy asks how this works. She will handle business and he handles production. Ridge guesses they can work that all out. That isnt why he is here. He is here because he doesnt want her to think she has been demoted. They dont want her to think that he was brought in because she couldnt handle it. Steffy asks who they are. Ridge means Eric and Quinn. It was her idea. Steffy is shocked that Quinn asked Eric to promote him. Ridge says that Eric made the choice but Quinn spoke to him about it the same way she talked to him about her being CEO. Steffy assumes this means that Eric forgave him. Ridge thinks the family is back together. He wants them to lead the company into the future. Steffy sighs. Ridge knows this isnt easy but they can do this. He will still be head designer. They can take this company to new heights. He was running Forrester before she was born. He has built relationships and has a reputation. Eric thinks that they could compliment, each other. Ridge agrees. The fact that Eric is trusting him is a big deal. Working with her the same way he used to work with Eric is making him really happy. He knows she wasnt expecting this. Here they are though. He asks what she thinks. Steffy sighs again.
Zende knows he messed up. He will always regret hurting her. Nicole doesnt think he has to keep saying sorry. Zende thinks that sometimes it is hard to know what else to say. Zende still loves her. That might not be what she wants to hear but it is the only thing he knows for sure. Zende doesnt think those feelings will change. He will not give up on them again. He knows these are just words. He should prove to her how much he loves her. He will. Zende is fighting for them. Zende is fighting for their future.
Ridge wants Steffy to be honest. If they cannot do this together that is ok. He will make a phone call right now. Steffy would be honored to share her title with him. She has heard all the stories about him and Eric. She would love to work with him that way. A father and daughter working together. Steffy was ready to be CEO because of everything he taught her. Ridge thinks she is a natural born leader. Steffy asks when Eric will make it official. Ridge guesses it is up to them. He does have one phone call to make first though. Steffy knows it is Thomas.
The girl assumes that Thomas is a model. Thomas is a designer. She asks if the swank jacket he is wearing will be all the rage next season then. Thomas does the mens fashion as well. She asks whose. Thomas gets a call. Ridge needs to see him at the office. He needs to get here as soon as he can. Thomas will. Thomas has to go. She thinks it is a shame. Her name is Sally. Thomas introduces himself. She asks what fashion house he works for. Thomas works for Forrester Creations. He assumes she has heard of it. Sally wonders who hasnt. Thomas asks what her last name. Sally doesnt think it is important. She thinks it is nice to meet him. She might see him around sometime. Thomas leaves. Sally has a look on her face. She ponders at the name Forrester. She asks if she can close her tab. The bartender asks what her name is. Sally explains it is Spectra. Sally Spectra.
Steffy would like to know who gets the desk. Ridge asks if she likes the desk. Ridge tells her she can keep the desk. Steffy thinks this is really exciting. She is glad that he and Eric were able to work it out. Ridge knows they always challenged each other. It doesnt mean that they didnt have an amazing relationship. Steffy knows that was what made them an amazing team. Ridge guesses so. They had a passion for this place. They had a vision. He knows they respect each other. Ridge will cheer her from the sides when he is old and grey. Ridge wants her to create her own legacy at Forrester. The two hug. Steffy is glad they are co-CEOs.
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