Amour, Gloire et Beauté

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Dans le milieu de la mode, deux familles puissantes s'affrontent : les Spencer et les Forrester.

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Eric Forrester puts on his latest fashion show. Bill Spencer demands that Ridge stop dating his daughter, Caroline. Det. David Reed questions Brooke Logan about the two men who tried to rape her.

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Eric tells Stephanie their marriage has gone stale. Ridge tells his parents he and Caroline are getting married. Brooke searches through mugshots to find her attackers.

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Beth reassures Katie about her complexion. Stephanie informs a stunned Thorne that his brother Ridge is getting married. Brooke confides in her sisters Katie and Donna about her attack. Caroline introduces Ridge to her father and tells Bill she is marrying Ridge. Bill who knows of Ridge's constant womanizing via Margo tries to hide his rage.

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Dave tells Brooke he wants to use her as bait to catch the rapists. Brooke is worried. Thorne suspects Ridge is marrying Caroline to spite Bill. Eric informs a shocked Margo that Ridge is now engaged. Bill tries to convince Caroline that Ridge is no good for her but she refuses to stop her wedding plans.

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Caroline urges Bill to accept her feeling for Ridge. Brooke tells Dave she will act as a decoy. Though he is reluctant, Dave agrees. Stephanie and Eric have their first meeting with Bill and offer to use their home for the wedding. To lift Katie's spirits, Storm asks Donna to set Katie up with a date. Bill hires a private detective to uncover Ridge's indiscretions and to stop his daughter from marriage.

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Dave proposes to Brooke but she asks for time to think about it. Bill pressures Margo to tell him about Ridge but she refuses. Storm and Dave argue about using Brooke as a decoy. Eric confronts Ridge about whether or not he loves Caroline.

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Stephanie calls her daughter Kristen in New York. Kristen tells Stephanie she won't be able to attend the wedding. Donna meets Rocco at the library and convinces the young hipster to ask Katie out. Katie is overjoyed when Rocco calls. Thorne meets Caroline and feels initially attracted to her. Meanwhile, Stephanie gets a suspicious phone call.

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Stephanie believes Eric and Margo are having an affair. Rocco arrives for his date at the Logan house but is disappointed in Katie's looks. Eric and Stephanie argue about their absent daughter - who Stephanie chastises as having an unhealthy proximity to Eric - as Caroline convinces Kristen to come to the wedding.

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Ridge receives a call from his old flame Alex Simpnson who convinces him to go out on date upon her return to Los Angeles. Caroline talks Bill into giving Ridge a chance. Bill then unsuccessfully tries to reach Conway Weston. He leaves a message to call off the investigation on the P.I.'s answering machine. An overjoyed Katie returns home from her date with Rocco. Brooke isn't ready to marry Dave just yet.

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Eric urges Stephanie to come clean with Kristen. Caroline daydreams about her wedding. Ridge manages to have Thorne cover for him at Forrester Creations and takes off the Café Russe where he meets Alex. Alex gets Ridge to reminisce about all the good times they had together. Conway gets the message that Bill called off the investigation but proceeds: He breaks into a hotel suite and takes pictures of Alex and Ridge making love.

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Thorne finds Caroline having a first fit in her wedding dress. Bill tells Margo to confess all about her relationship with Ridge or to drop the subject. Storm reads aloud about the upcoming Forrester wedding. Beth pauses and wonders if Eric - who she seems to know - remembers her. Ridge is worried about Conway's picture. Thorne confronts Ridge about his late-night disappearance but Ridge doesn't tell him about Alex. P.I. Weston fails to get a hold of Bill to inform about his coup.

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Kristen arrives in L.A. and meets with Caroline. Alex approaches Ridge again but he tells her he only loves Caroline and is worried he will lose her because of the picture. Later, Bill tells Ridge he now accepts his relationship with his daughter. Brooke tells Storm how much she envies Caroline's wedding. She is still undecided about Dave's proposal. Conway gives Bill the picture.

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Caroline and Kristen get along fabulous and she asks her future sister-in-law to be her matron of honor. Bill is furious when he sees the picture of Ridge and Alex. Ridge and Caroline have a press conference about the wedding where he confesses his love. After a long time away, Kristen returns to the Forrester mansion where she runs into her mother. Their conversation is as icy as ever. Bill shows the picture to Margo and asks her what to do.

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Eric is glad to have his daughter Kristen back in town. Brooke continues to be amazed by the Forrester wedding. This prompts Beth to tell her daughter that she knew Eric Forrester in college. Bill's dinner party for the newly engaged couple begins. Margo can hardly hold Bill who is raging mad back. Eric and Stephanie wonder how well Margo knows Bill. Dave and Brooke have a romantic dinner. Brooke is angry when Dave admits Storm talked him out of the decoy plan. Bill tells Ridge he wants to speak to him after the party.

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Donna realizes Katie is upset that Rocco hasn't called her and convinces him to ask her out again. Bill confronts Ridge with the picture. Ridge tells Bill it was a mistake but Bill wants the wedding called off immediately!

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Ridge confesses to Thorne his indiscretion but maintains that he loves Caroline. After some soul-searching Ridge decides not to tell Caroline anything. Donna informs Beth about Rocco's true interest in Katie. Later, Rocco tells Donna he wants to date her not Katie.

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Stephanie argues with Kristen about her love life. Brooke and Storm worry about their grandmother living alone at her high age. Kristen and Caroline continue to bond. Storm tries to convince Grandma Logan to move in with the rest of the family. Ridge informs Bill he will have to tell Caroline the sordid truth himself because he refuses to hurt her.

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The big day has arrived: Ridge and Caroline have a trial ceremony where the Minister is surprised that the father of the bride is not present. Bill is still at his apartment and ponders his next move with Margo. Meanwhile Ridge says to Thorne that he hopes Bill won't tell Caroline about Alex. Caroline is thrilled about the wedding. When Bill finally arrives at the Forrester Mansion, he goes to straight to Caroline and informs her that there is something important he has to tell her.

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Stephanie is astounded that Margo is attending the wedding. Eric urges his wife to focus on the happiness of this days instead of any hostile feelings. Brooke tells Storm that she cannot forget the day when she was mugged. She still plans on acting as a decoy as Dave is planning. Bill tells Caroline about Ridge and Alex and she is heartbroken. Caroline decides to go through with the wedding anyway but collapses at the altar.

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Ridge rushes Caroline to the hospital. Though Dr. Adams informs the waiting family that Caroline is fine physically but very much torn up, so he had to give her a sedative. Rocco comes to the Logan house see Donna but is caught by Katie. Margo is shocked that Bill told his daughter about Ridge's indiscretion. Ridge and Thorne learn the same via Kristen who mentions that Bill spoke to Caroline just before she collapsed.

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Brooke acts as a decoy but the plan traps the wrong men. Kristen tells Bill that she doubts that the excitement of the wedding caused Caroline's collapse. Meanwhile Brooke and Donna read about the wedding in the paper and decide to go to the hospital to get in on the tumultuous events regarding the Forresters and Spencers. Bill lets Ridge know that it is over between him and his daughter. Caroline wakes up and begins to cry. Thorne comforts her.

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Donna is having second thoughts about going to the hospital to see a woman they never met before. Brooke however is certain that it is a chance for them to feel a brisk of the life of the rich and famous. Eric asks Kristen to stay in town. Due to hostility with Stephanie Kristen refuses. Thorne begs Caroline to give Ridge another chance. Stephanie and Eric wonder about what caused Caroline to collapse. Brooke actually walks into Caroline's room and the two woman have a friendly chat.

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Upon her release form the hospital, Caroline tells a shocked Kristen the wedding is canceled permanently. Brooke narrates to her mother how she went to the hospital last night and actually met the Forrester brothers and Caroline Spencer. As Brooke mentions how interesting it would be if Beth had known Eric Forrester better at college, Beth has a thoughtful look. Thorne urges Ridge to talk to Caroline but Ridge is reluctant. Caroline asks Bill how he could be so cruel as to break the news of Ridge's infidelity to her on her wedding day.

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Caroline tells Bill that she won't forgive him for his cruelty. She plans to turn her life around and become independent. Hence she is moving out.The wedding is canceled indefinitely. Stephanie is deep in thoughts and ponders to tell Ridge a huge secret. Ridge decides to talk to Caroline but is devastated to find her gone. An argument as to who is responsible ensues but most importantly Bill and Ridge wonder where Caroline went.Caroline rents her own apartment.

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Storm is catching up with his old flame Alex at Café Russe. Brooke is having a romantic dinner with Dave but is taken aback when he gives her an engagement ring. Katie and Donna make dinner for Rocco. When Katie leaves the room, Rocco tries to kiss Donna. She likes it despite her efforts not to.

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Kristen is annoyed when she comes down to breakfast and gets grilled for information by Ridge and Stephanie. Kristen tells them that she hasn't heard from Caroline. Kristen later calls Caroline and wonders if it may be better for her to come home as everybody is concerned about her. Rocco is working at Griffey's when Donna walks in with her friend Mark Mallory. When she notices Rocco watching her, Donna grabs Mark and kisses him. Rocco sees right through Donna's game and later kisses Katie in front of Donna to get his own back. Donna is angry and tells Rocco to leave both her and Katie alone. Rocco wonders why they are both playing games when they both obviously just want to be with one another.

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Eric is working on some designs when Stephanie walks in. Stephanie tells Eric that she and Ridge believe that Kristen knows where Caroline is. Eric tells her that he tried talking to Bill but got nowhere. Kristen visits Caroline and tells her that Ridge is really worried about her. Kristen wonders if Caroline could possibly forgive Ridge and come home. Caroline tells her that her reason for moving is more than just about Ridge. Caroline says that she needs to find her own way without her father suffocating her. Caroline is surprised by a knock at her door and finds Ridge standing there, having followed Kristen and located her.

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Caroline isn't happy that Ridge has found her and she asks him to leave. Ridge tells her that they need to talk and he has Kristen leave. Ridge apologises for hurting Caroline and promises never to do it again. He tells Caroline that he loves her and he begs for another chance. Caroline refuses to be hurt again and tells Ridge that she doesn't want to marry him. Kristen chats with Thorne about Ridge and Caroline. Thorne thinks that Ridge doesn't really deserve Caroline's forgiveness, but Kristen believes that they both really love one another. Kristen says that Ridge made a mistake and realised that Caroline was the only woman for him.

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Kristen goes home and informs Eric and Stephanie that Ridge is with Caroline. They all agree that things seem positive and that there still may be a wedding. Ridge calls and shatters that illusion by telling them that Caroline doesn't want him. Kristen feels therefore that it's time for her to return to New York, but Eric asks her to stay. Kristen is unsure and tells Stephanie that they will never get along, but Stephanie says that she would like to try. Margo offers Bill some support in his hour of need. He tells Margo how much he wants Caroline home. Bill later kisses Margo. Bill is concerned when a police offer brings by Caroline's purse, having found it in a park. Ridge tells Bill that Caroline is safe but refuses to tell him where she is. Thorne feels that Ridge should now give Caroline some space, but he is determined to win her back.

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Brooke finds that Storm is in a foul mood. He reminds Brooke that it has been seven years to the day that their father walked out on them. Beth comes home and they have dinner together as Storm insults their father. Beth leaves to go speak with Stephen's mother Helen. Helen blames Beth for Stephen's disappearance and tells Beth to acknowledge that it is her fault. Eric orders Stephanie to make more of an effort with Kristen as her fears she will leave town again. Eric later apologises and tries to get Stephanie to open up about her issues with Kristen. Thorne meets with Kristen and learns that Caroline was mugged. Thorne asks Kristen where Caroline is as he needs to speak with her.

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Beth is shocked when Helen tells her that the reason Stephen walked out on her was because he couldn't compete against Eric in her heart, the man that she has always truly loved. Eric decides that he and Stephanie are overdue some much needed time together. Eric realises that Stephanie is jealous of the affection he shows towards Kristen. Stephanie admits that she has always felt second best, even in college against his first love Elizabeth Henderson. Stephanie feels that Eric would have married Elizabeth if she herself hadn't of been pregnant with Ridge. Thorne begs Kristen to tell him where Caroline is. Kristen is reluctant but eventually gives in. Judging by the way Thorne talks of Caroline, Kristen realises that Thorne is in love with Caroline himself.

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Beth informs Storm of Helen's explanation of why Stephen left them. Storm thinks the idea is absurd and Stephen had no right to walk out on a wife and four children. Eric is excited about his new collection but notices that Ridge is distracted. Ridge says that he has no win Caroline back, but Eric advises him to keep his distance and give her some space. Stephanie later meets with Eric and seeks his opinion on throwing a party to cheer the family up due to their woes lately. Eric suggests hiring a catering service to do the food. Caroline heads into town to find herself a job, but just gets rejected from every interview due to her lack of experience. Tired, she goes home and is surprised to find Thorne there waiting for her. Thorne is annoyed when roses are delivered to Caroline's door from Ridge.

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Margo is angry with Ridge when he snaps at her infront of some employees. Margo suggests that he is just in a foul mood because of Caroline, which Margo is obviously jealous of. The tension between them grows and an argument about nothing erupts. Ridge learns that Bill kissed Margo when she lets it slip. Thorne brings some food by for Caroline and cooks her a meal. Caroline is glad that he is there for her as a friend. Stephanie begins planning her party and orders a menu from Logan Catering Services. Bill asks Stephanie to come over and he tells her of his concerns for Caroline. They begin bickering when Bill insults Ridge. Stephanie advises Bill to take a step back from Caroline as he seems to be using her as some sort of replacement for his dead wife.

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Thorne returns from visiting Caroline and Ridge shares with him his idea for winning Caroline back. Ridge shows him a huge diamond ring and feels it will bring Caroline back to him. Ridge asks for Caroline's forgiveness but she says that she can no longer trust him. Ridge pulls out the ring. Eric asks Kristen to assist him with some designs at Forrester Creations. He is impressed with her taste and impeccable design. Rocco comes over to have dinner with Katie and shares a family meal with them all. Brooke, Storm, Donna and Katie are surprised when Beth informs them that she has received an order to cater a Forrester party, but is unsure on whether she will do it.

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Donna goes to Griffey's with Mark and they sit making out as Rocco watches with insane jealously. Mark asks Donna if she would like to officially date him and she seems happy with the idea. Ridge tells Caroline that he loves her and needs her. Ridge adds that she is the only person that he has ever wanted a future with. Caroline wears the ring but tells Ridge that she can't make him any promises. Eric invites Margo to the party at the Forrester home. Margo wonders if Stephanie will be angered by her being there, but Eric says that he needs Margo there for Kristen. Unsure on what he means, Eric explains that he would like Margo to introduce Kristen into the business as he wants his daughter working with him.

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Bill manages to find out where Caroline is and he pays her a visit. Caroline doesn't want to hear his explanations when he begins apologising for his actions. Bill notices the diamond ring on her finger and demands to know if she has returned to Ridge. Caroline tells him to butt out of her life and allow her to be her own woman. Ridge tells Thorne that Caroline accepted his ring. Ridge begins to show hope of having Caroline again, but Thorne isn't impressed by the news. Beth goes to her boss, Ruth Wilson, to decline the order for the Forrester party, but Ruth tells her that it's an oppotunity for her to make lots of money and tells Beth that she has to take it. Beth arrives at the Forrester home and is greeted by Stephanie. Beth hopes and prays that Eric will not remember her. Beth becomes nervous as the party begins and Eric comes home. She attempts to hide herself from view.

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Storm asks Brooke if she and Dave have set a date for their wedding. Brooke later gets a call from Dave and he suggests they marry in the Autumn. Storm questions Brooke on if she really wants to get married. Brooke and Storm wonder where Beth is and realise that she must have accepted the job at the Forrester party. Storm suggests Beth knew Eric a little more than she ever let on. Eric and Stephanie talk to the buyers at the business party. Ridge and Thorne stand off to the side with Kristen. Stephanie makes a point of embarrasing Margo by refering to her as the secretary. Eric hints to Kristen about her becoming part of the fold and working along side the family. Beth hides her face when Eric comes over to get a Brandy, but he realises that he recognises her. Beth quickly leaves before he is able to identify her.

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Brooke and Storm look over some household bills and realise that Beth is struggling with payments. They suggest helping out more and put the idea across to Donna and Katie about getting summer jobs. Beth returns from catering the party and Brooke jumps on her with questions about the Forrester family. Eric feels the party was a success but Stephanie thinks that it was a bore. Stephanie says that she doesn't want strangers in her house again and suggests having business parties elsewhere next time. Eric tells Stephanie about his idea of having Kristen work at Forrester Creations. Stephanie isn't too happy by the idea but hides her thoughts. Eric enquires with Stephanie about the company that catered for the party.

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Ridge relaxes by the Forrester pool and is surprised when he sees Alex arrive. She strips to her bathing suit and flirts with Ridge. She says that he is free game until he is married. Ridge pushes her away when she attempts to kiss him. Bill confesses to Margo that his father was a womanizer that cheated on his mother. Bill admits it's the reason he is so protective over Caroline as he saw how that pain destroyed his mother and he won't have that happen to Caroline. Bill later meets with Thorne and asks him to keep tabs on Caroline's involvement with Ridge. Bill feels Caroline will tell Thorne due to their close friendship. Caroline has another interview but again doesn't get the job. Desparate, she asks for any type of employment, but they turn her away. Caroline sobs at home when Bill comes over and she throws her arms around him.

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Margo and Eric prepare for giving Kristen a tour of the building and introducing her to the business. Stephanie becomes jealous when she sees them together and accuses Eric of having an affair with Margo again. Margo later shows Kristen around and she agrees to join the company. Stephanie is concerned when Thorne hints about a future with Caroline, Thorne later asks Eric if they could give Caroline a job. Caroline informs Bill of her failed job search. Bill offers his help but she declines. A dress arrives from Ridge which angers Bill, but Caroline says that she can handle it. Without her knowing, Bill takes Caroline's ring and returns it to Ridge. Caroline later calls Ridge and asks him to dinner.

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Donna asks Beth if she can go to a party at the beach but Beth won't allow it as she has to stay home and take care of Katie. Donna calls Rocco over, leaves him with Katie, then heads off to the party with Mark. Donna and Mark kiss on the beach where he asks her again if she would like to be his girl. Beth and Storm are furious when Donna gets home for leaving Katie with Rocco. Ridge and Caroline spend the evening together, he gives her the ring again but Caroline tells him that she needs some time alone. Thorne grows jealous knowing that Ridge and Caroline are together. Thorne feels he should take things slow instead of rushing in like Ridge. Thorne later goes to Caroline and offers her a job at Forrester Creations.

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Storm yells at Donna for leaving Katie at home alone. Brooke asks Storm to go easy on Donna as she does have her own life and isn't a babysitter. Donna heads off to the library and meets with Mark. Donna takes him up on his offer for them to be together. Stephanie has breakfast with Ridge and Thorne. Ridge talks of how he is slowly winning Caroline back. Thorne talks about how Caroline needs a job, but Ridge says that she won't once she is his wife. Stephanie notices Thorne's anger towards Ridge and later tells Thorne to stay out of Ridge and Caroline's relationship. Thorne tells his mother that he loves Caroline and the choice will be Caroline's to make. Eric goes into the office at the weekend and is surprised to find Margo there. They work on some designs, and Margo later admits to herself that she is in love with Eric.

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A milestone episode: The lavish party at the Forester Mansion is about to start. Beth introduces Brooke to Stephanie who leaves a lasting impression on the ingénue. When Caroline is running late, Ridge mistakes another Blonde for his lady love: Brooke! Eric is perplexed as the caterer seems very familiar to him. He asks Brooke for Beth's name and is shocked to realize that the woman is Beth Henderson, his college crush. Ridge is green with envy when Thorne welcomes Caroline with a hug. Storm asks Alex out to dinner so she cancels her plans with Thorne. Alex confesses to Storm that she cares deeply about him.

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As Ridge prepares for his witness statement in court for Caroline's trial, the Logans remember their long-disappeared father since it is 27th wedding anniversary of Beth of Stephen Senior.

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Episode Description

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Ep. #403

Brooke decides to move out of the Forrester home and back in with her family in order to put Ridge's love for her to the test. Storm feels Brooke is being mature in her decision and welcomes her home. Eric is furious with Stephanie when he learns that she has requested for Lt. Burke to stop his search for the person that shot Ridge. Eric yells at Stephanie for the reason why but she avoids the issue. Eric demands that the culprit be caught and decides to find him himself. Stephanie has to admit the truth that Thorne shot Ridge in order to get Eric to stop. Eric is shocked and refuses to believe it, but Stephanie tells him that it is the truth.

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Ep. #404

Eric is in a state of shock as Stephanie tells him how Thorne shot Ridge. Stephanie explains how the sleeping pills made Thorne drowsy and upon learning that Ridge had slept with Caroline it pushed Thorne to the point of insanity. Stephanie insists she needs to protect the family. Stephanie informs Eric that Thorne has no memory of the incident as Thorne walks through the door. Caroline stops by to see Bill and informs him that she is looking into setting up meetings with a marriage advisor to save her union with Thorne. Bill is surprised when he gets a call from Donna asking to have dinner with him.

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Ep. #405

Donna is happy to have Brooke home and supports her sister's choice to come home. Brooke tells Donna that she has to know how Ridge really feels about her and believes that not living with him is the way to do it. Stephanie visits Caroline and is thrilled when Caroline tells her that Brooke is back home with her family. Stephanie hopes Ridge will see that Brooke isn't the right woman for him. Eric has a hard time accepting that Thorne shot Ridge and that he has no memory of the incident ever happening. Eric goes to collect Ridge from the hospital and takes Thorne with him. Eric decides that Thorne needs to remember and be held responsible for shooting his own brother.

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Ep. #406

Eric and Thorne collect Ridge from the hospital and Eric notices how supportive Thorne is of Ridge and realises that Thorne really does have no memory of what happened. Eric goes to Lt. Burke and tells him that he may stop investigating the case of Ridge being shot, knowing that Ridge and Thorne are getting on better than they ever have. Margo and Storm meet in regards to their law suit against Clarke in making him pay child support. Kristen notices them talking in close contact and feels she has discovered who the father of Margo's baby is. Kristen later tells Clarke that she has learnt who the father is, which makes him very nervous, until she reveals that she believes that it is Storm.

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Bill questions Caroline on her idea about seeing a marriage advisor. Bill suggests if it has anything to do Ridge. Caroline is silent and Bill realises that the problems in her marriage to Thorne are indeed due to Ridge. Eric and Thorne bring Ridge home. Eric tells Stephanie that he supports her choice of keeping Lt. Burke from discovering the truth. Stephanie and Eric both agree that they have never seen Ridge and Thorne getting along so well and Stephanie adds that it is the way that it has to stay. Lt. Burke feels he can't simply let the case drop and is determined to find out who shot Ridge. Looking over his evidence and the conversations he's had with Eric and Stephanie, Lt. Burke realises that Thorne shot Ridge.

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Ep. #408

Eric arrives at the office and tells Margo that Ridge will be returning today. Margo is surprised that he is able to so soon, but she is even more surprised when she notices Thorne rallying around to help Ridge. Margo guesses that nearly losing Ridge made Thorne realise how much he cares for his brother. Stephanie is worried when Lt. Burke shows up at her door with a warrant to search her home. Stephanie is nervous that he will find the gun Thorne used to shoot Ridge and feels helpless as he looks around. Stephanie calls Eric and informs him of the situation. Eric rushes back home as Stephanie follows Lt. Burke into her bedroom. A fearful Stephanie grabs the pistol from her drawer and hands it to the officer, telling him that she shot Ridge. Eric is shocked by what Stephanie is doing.

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Ep. #409

Donna is happy with herself when she sees an article she wrote has been published. In it, Donna talks about the exploitation of young girls in the pornographic industry and mentions Spencer Publications magazine, Temptation. Bill reads the article and is furious. Caroline has a meeting with her marriage advisor, Dr. Cameron. Caroline admits that she is still attracted to Ridge, her husband's brother. Caroline blames herself for the problems in her marriage. Stephanie spins a story about how she believed Ridge was an intruder in her home, it was dark, the dogs were barking and so she shot him. Lt. Burke cuffs Stephanie and reads her the rights. Stephanie tries to justify her actions, but Eric advisors her to keep quiet until he has a lawyer for her.

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Bill meets with Thorne and tells him that Caroline has been meeting with a marriage advisor. Thorne kindly tells Bill to stay out of his marriage to Caroline. Thorne adds that Caroline will talk to him about her issues when she is ready. Caroline runs into Ridge at the Forrester home. They discuss his shooting and Ridge feels someone is out to assinate him. Caroline notices that Ridge is using bodyguards for protection. Stephanie is taken to the police station and questioned by Lt. Burke. Stephanie says that she thought Ridge was an intruder and shot him to protect herself. Eric rushes around to find Stephanie legal aid.

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Ep. #411

Kristen buys a load of baby gifts for Margo. Kristen explains to Clarke how she would like to throw a baby shower for Margo. Clarke tries to put her off, but agrees to avoid Kristen getting suspicious. Kristen goes to Margo and gives her the gifts. Kristen suggests that Margo come to herself and Clarke if she needs anything during her pregnancy but Margo declines. Rocco discovers that Bill is going to his fitness club. Rocco hides out and waits for Bill. As Bill enters his sauna, Rocco uses to opportunity to grab some naked photos.

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Ep. #412

Rocco manages to take some naked photographs of Bill. Rocco takes them to Donna and she is impressed. Donna decides to get them published in revenge of Bill publishing hers. Donna is surprised when she gets a call from Bill, demanding that she meet with him. Storm visits Margo to check up on her with her pregnancy. They discuss Clarke and Kristen. Kristen later pops in and sees them together. Kristen's ideas about Storm being the father of Margo's baby grow stronger.

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Ep. #413

Margo prepares to go to the Forrester home for her baby shower. Storm advises Margo not to push Clarke as it may endanger the chances of Clarke paying child support and agreeing to their law suit. Margo avoids Clarke as Kristen fusses over Margo. Thorne and Caroline are there, along with Ridge and Brooke. Ridge later takes Brooke outside where he has arranged a special barbeque for her. Ridge tells her he misses her and asks her to move back in with him.

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Ep. #414

Ridge romances Brooke to have her move back in with him. Brooke asks Ridge what he really feels for her and that her decision will be based on that. Storm asks Thorne how Ridge feels about Brooke. Thorne tells him that he thinks the two will get married before too long and that Ridge loves Brooke. Clarke begins to feel really uncomfortable with Kristen fussing over Margo's pregnancy and makes excuses for them to leave, which leaves Kristen feeling confused. As the baby shower comes to a close, everyone is surprised that Eric and Stephanie weren't there. Meanwhile, Stephanie is being questioned by the police about shooting Ridge. Eric fears that Stephanie may be getting herself into an even bigger mess and advises that she tell her lawyer what really happened.

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Ep. #415

Brooke arrives home after spending the night with Ridge. Brooke has breakfast with Storm, Donna and Katie. Brooke informs them that she has decided to move back into the Forrester home with Ridge. They are all pleasantly surprised, although Storm remains a little concerned. Thorne and Ridge wonder why Stephanie and Eric still haven't come home. Stephanie then walks in looking tired and Ridge informs her that Brooke is moving back in. He is shocked when Stephanie remains calm to the news. Lt. Burke later shows up on Stephanie's door with a warrant, he cuffs her and charges her with the attempted murder of Ridge.
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Ep. #502

Eric and Ridge make their final preparations for the autumn showing. Eric and Ridge are very excited. Caroline shares in their joy and takes Ridge to side where she confesses her love to him onca again. Thorne meets with Brooke, terrified of losing Caroline to Ridge. Thorne feels that Caroline is slipping away from him. Brooke tells Thorne that any chance of a relationship between Ridge and Caroline will be over once Ridge learns that she is pregnant. Brooke says that Ridge will marry her and leave Caroline behind. Angela plans a surprise for Stephanie which worries Todd.
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Ep. #748

Ridge tells Stephanie that he and Thorne and behind her in going against Eric and Brooke's marriage. Ridge goes to Eric and informs him that the entire family are against this union and won't be attending. Brooke tells Beth that she will never give Eric up. Brooke is determined to marry him.

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Ep. #812

Macy tells her mother that there is no way that she can tell the Forresters that she is Sally Spectra's daughter, or she will lose Thorne for sure. Margo is furious to learn that her younger brother Jake has moved to Los Angeles.

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Ep. #952

After Macy took ill, Thorne had to step out of his role as best man, leaving Ridge to fill his shoes. This caused trouble for Brooke...even though she was marrying Eric, she still had feelings for Ridge. Brooke's brother Storm walked her down the aisle, as Taylor, Donna, Katie, Beth, and Stephanie watched. Eric and Brooke blasted away in a hot air balloon at the end of the episode.
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Ep. #1006

Brooke and Eric work together at Forrester Creations. Eric is thrilled and proud of Brooke when she develops a new fabric. Eric later worries about Stephanie being missing, but Brooke feels that Stephanie is playing games to make Eric return to her. Stephanie talks with Adam and Ruthanne about being homeless and she tells them that she understands how hard it is. Stephanie realises that she has feelings for Adam. Ruthanne discovers who Stephanie really and informs 'Liz' of her true identity.
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Ep. #1449

With Taylor assisting via phone, Ridge helps deliver Brooke's baby.

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Ep. #1450

Up at the Big Bear cabin, Brooke is so happy that Ridge helped her deliver her baby and she tells him how much she loves him, although back in L.A., Taylor tells Jack that she isn't too thrilled. Sheila learns from Eric that a paternity test will be carried out on the child as soon as Brooke is flown to a hospital. Sheila makes inquiries with Dr. Peters about a job in the genetics lab at the hospital, determined that this child will not be Eric's. At the hospital, Brooke hugs Ridge as Taylor arrives.

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Ridge and Brooke are concerned when they learn that the baby has jaundice.

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Sheila knows she can't in all good conscience marry Eric until she sets things right with Lauren, and decides to go to Genoa City.

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Ep. #1453

Karen and Brooke talked about their love for the Forrester males, and Brooke told Karen that she is certain the baby belongs to Ridge and that she will be able to make him hers.

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While at the Bikini with Sly, Macy spotted Karen and Thorne together, and began to kiss Sly.

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Taylor asked Stephanie to stop trying to plant doubts in her head about Brooke, and stated that she was not going to let Brooke's manipulations destroy her marriage.

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Ep. #1497

Although Jack promises Taylor that he's committed to Sally, he asks his daughter to set up a meeting between himself and Stephanie. Thorne and Ridge talk about Thorne's fight with Sly, and Ridge testing Brooke to see if she would use the baby to make a move on him. Stephanie is pleased to hear that Eric doesn't plan to marry Sheila until after the showing. Sheila plans her revenge on Stephanie after Stephanie catches her spying on them.
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Ep. #1515

Darla happily shows off her new haircut to Sally, but is worried when Sally admits that Macy never came home the night before. Karen tries to get Thorne to see that Macy's behavior is a cry for help, but he says she's just acting like a spoiled child. Jack and Sally are worried that Bill with withdraw his financial support from Spectra if he learns the designs were stolen. Brooke plans to use Ridge's plan to bring Taylor and Bridget together to make Taylor feel like the odd-man-out.

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Ep. #1532

Ridge heads over to Brooke's to give her a dress that he designed for Bridget and is upset to see Connor Davis holding her. Steve warns Eric and Stephanie that they needed to tread very carefully around Brooke. Sheila continued to try to kill Lauren, but Lauren continually eluded her until she finally got the upper hand.

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Ep. #1541

Brooke is thrilled to learn that Eric and Sheila got married after all, and although she had earlier said her goodbyes to Ridge, is convinced that now he will leave his wife to be with her. Eric is upset when Steve tells him that it looks like Brooke may hold the copyright to the entire BeLieF patent since she was not under contract when she created it. Stephanie tells Lauren that if she has any dirt on Sheila at all, she had better use it now.
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Ep. #1884

Ridge and Brooke prepare to marry on the beach.

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Ep. #1885

On a beach in Malibu, Ridge and Brooke exchange their vows. Meanwhile Taylor tries unsuccessfully to escape from Prince Omar's palace. As Ridge and Brooke become man and wife, Taylor is lying in her chamber crying.
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Ep. #2506

At Spectra Fashions, Sally is desperate to raise her daughters spirits. She asks Macy to attend Grant's celebration party with her, but Macy says she will not celebrate the Forrester's losing their company. Clarke enters dripping with sweat, returning from his visit with Grant. Grant is laying on the floor of his office in a pool of blood. Everybody is rushing around after hearing the gun shot. Michael sees Enrique quickly remove the gloves he's wearing. In Paris, Beth is just telling Brooke that she shouldn't have made Grant CEO of Forrester Creations as a phone call from Michael interrupts them. Michael explains to a shocked Brooke that Grant has been shot. The paramedics rush to Grant's aid. Police Lieutenant Bradley Baker asks Grant if he knows who shot him and he shouts out that it was Ridge.

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Ep. #2507

Brooke tells Beth and Stephen that Grant was shot. Brooke quickly leaves Paris with Bridget. Brooke learns that Ridge shot Grant. Grant is rushed to hospital. After immediate opperation, Grant is placed in intensive care. Stephanie learns that Grant was shot with her gun. Stephanie explains that she gave it to Michael, Michael tells the police that she gave it to Ridge, so Ridge is arrested. Thorne believes that Ridge did shoot Grant, which annoys Taylor and Stephanie. Ridge is booked, fingerprinted and thrown in a cell for the night.

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Ep. #2508

Taylor worries about Ridge being in jail. Thorne tells Taylor to let the lawyers handle things and orders Taylor to rest. Eric, Stephanie and Jonathan visit Ridge in jail. Jonathan questions Ridge, but Ridge swears that he didn't shoot Grant. Lt Baker has the gun sent to the lab to be tested for fingerprints. Grant wakes up to see Brooke at his bedside. Brooke apologises for taking him for granted and promises that from now on things will be different.

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Ep. #2509

Enrique, Michael and Megan are asked to have thier fingerprints taken as part of the investigation. Enrique refuses and Michael wonders why he is making trouble for himself. Jonathan requests bail for Ridge, but Assistant District Attorney Teresa Emerson believes Ridge to be a threat. Lt Baker takes the stand and informs the court that Ridge's fingerprints are on the gun. Bail is set at $1 million, and Ridge must have no contact with Grant. Brooke questions Grant about who really shot him, but he continues to insist that it was Ridge.

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Ep. #2510

Ridge visits Taylor and begs for her to believe his innocence. Ridge decides he has to see Grant, Taylor tries to stop him, but he heads off. Clarke visits Grant in hospital. Clarke gloats that Ridge is in jail and away from Brooke. Lt Baker and and officer Earl Banks recieve the evidence that Ridge's fingerprints were on the gun. Ridge goes to Grant at the hospital and demands that he tell the police who really shot him. Violating his probation, a nurse calls the police to report Ridge.

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Ep. #2511

Darla states that Clarke was the last person to see Grant before he was shot. Fearing the Forresters will make him a scapegoat, Darla, Clarke, Sally and Macy all make a pact never to mention that Clarke was in Forrester Creations that night. Brooke seeks advice from James. James tells her that all the stress Ridge went through because of Grant, could have forced him into an emotional state, enough to go as far as shooting Grant. Sheila later comes by and tells James that she has signed them both up for Lamaze classes. Ridge orders Grant to clear his name, but Grant only taunts him from his bed. Security bursts in, Ridge is arrested and thrown back in jail.

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Ep. #2512

Stephanie, Eric, Lauren and Claudia learn from Jonathan that Ridge is back in jail. Felicia arrives from Italy to support Ridge. As Stephanie and Eric catch up with their daughter, Lauren sneaks out the back. Eric later drops by Lauren's and he realises that Lauren only dumped him for the sake of Stephanie's friendship. Maggie is furious when James tells her that he is going to attend childbirth classes with Sheila. Maggie begs him not to go. Sheila has Curtis create a plumbing leak in the house so Maggie has to stay home, while Sheila takes James to the class.

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Ep. #2513

Curtis comforts Maggie as she whines about Sheila. When Curtis tells her the cold truth that she will never be happy with James, Maggie asks him to leave. Thorne drops by the Forrester mansion to see Felicia. Talking about Ridge, Felicia is stunned to hear Thorne even suggest that Ridge did shoot Grant. Thorne tells Felicia that Eric and Stephanie may be getting back together, but Felicia isn't thrilled by the prospect. She explains that their divorce was messy and nobody wants to go through it again. Eric makes Lauren admit that she is in love with him. Lauren then tells him that her love for him isn't important as Stephanie loves him too and Lauren refuses to get bewteen the two of them reuniting. Felicia sees Eric leave and then finds Lauren crying.

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Ep. #2514

Stephanie questions Taylor about whether her feelings are with Ridge or with Thorne. Taylor says they both have something that she needs, what one can't give, the other can. Jonathan scolds Ridge for going to see Grant. Lt Baker allows Ridge one last chance at bail, but adds that Ridge has been charged with attempted murder. Jonathan has Ridge stay at a sleazy motel and informs him that he has hired a private investigator named Hunter Jones to help with the case. Grant returns home where Brooke, Katie, Bridget and Rick wait with a welcome home party. Rick acts cold toward Grant and leaves. Ridge later calls to speak to Bridget, but Grant orders him to stay away.

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Ep. #2515

Enrique is angered when he finds Megan putting together a return party for Grant. Michael questions Enrique about why he was wearing gloves the night of the shooting. Thorne is equally angry about the party but decides to attend to represent his family. After hearing that Eric won't be there, Lauren decides to go to. Brooke believes that Grant should take more time off to recover before returning to work. He insists on going so Brooke goes with him and Grant is touched by the the employees celebration to welcome him back. Grant later makes love with Brooke in his office. The investigator, Hunter Jones, meets Ridge and they begin working on the case together.

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Ep. #2516

Hunter questions Stephanie and Taylor about thier feelings towards Grant. Stephanie informs him that Ridge had gotten hold of her gun from Michael, who was supposed to get if fixed. Thorne gives Michael some extra work to do and explains to her that he is going away for a while. Grant is furious that his design award has been removed from his desk and is being held as part of the investigation. Sally and Clarke drop by and toast to Grant's return and future at Forrester Creations. Stephanie is angry when she finds Clarke and Sally in the building, but Grant goes against her wishes and allows them to stay. Hunter goes to Michael to question her about Grant.

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Ep. #2517

Ridge tells Stephanie where he is staying and she goes for a visit. Stephanie is surprised when Ridge is more concerned about talking to Brooke other than Taylor. Michael tells Hunter about the gun, explaining that Enrique and Megan all saw it before she gave it to Ridge. Thorne convinces a reluctant Taylor to go with him on a skiing trip to Big Bear, asking Megan to take his messages so he isn't disturbed. Hunter looks to question Thorne but finds out from Megan that he is out of town with Taylor. Ridge is furious when he finds out. Meanwhile up at Big Bear, Taylor walks in on Thorne getting out of the shower.

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Ep. #2518

Ridge vents his anger to Stephanie. He accuses Thorne of trying to steal Taylor while he is trapped in the motel. Felicia questions Lauren about her feelings for Eric. Lauren admits she loves him but refuses to act on her feelings for Stephanie's sake. Felicia later advises Eric to take the opportunity to sweep Stephanie off her feet when she comes home feeling run down. Thorne and Taylor share dinner at the cabin and he attempts to kiss her, but she gives him the brush off. Later that night Ridge shows up in Taylor's room.

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Ep. #2519

Maggie and James plan a romantic picnic together. Sheila ruins the plans by demanding that James attend a childbirth class with her. A furious Maggie calls Curtis and arranges to spend the day with him instead. Brooke worries about Rick and Bridget learning that Ridge shot Grant. Grant tells Brooke that they have to keep Ridge away from the house and the children. At the cabin, Ridge tells Taylor how much he wants to be with her. He also worries about Thorne taking advantage of the situation. Ridge goes to leave but almost passes out, so Taylor lets him stay in her bed with her for the night.

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Ep. #2520

Maggie goes out with Curtis. Curtis tells her that James' shouldn't be pushing Maggie aside for Sheila. Maggie thanks Curtis for being there for her. Taylor questions Grant about who really shot, but he still insists that it was Ridge. Teresa drops by and tells Grant and Taylor that tests found gunshot residue on Ridge's hands. Ridge drops by the see Brooke. He begs for her to believe his innocence, and she admits that she doesn't think he shot Grant. Ridge asks to see Bridget, but Brooke tells him of Grant's wishes not to allow Ridge near the children. Grant tells Brooke of the new evidence against Ridge.

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Ep. #2521

Hunter finds out that Enrique's fingerprints are also on the gun used to shoot Grant. Enrique denies any involvement and claims that he last saw the gun in Michael's office. Claudia tells Michael that she believes that Enrique shot Grant. Michael doesn't think so but Claudia informs her that Enrique comes from a family of killers. Curtis drops by James' office and begins telling him that he isn't treating Maggie respectfully. James is annoyed that Maggie would share details of her life with Curtis and throws him out. Sheila begins rubbing the birthing methods of childbirth in Maggie's face. Maggie flips and tells her that once she gives birth she will never see the child again. James comes home, has Sheila leave and then lays into Maggie.

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Ep. #2522

Sheila meets with Curtis to give him more money but he hands it back. Sheila sees that Curtis has fallen for Maggie and realises he is even more valuable to her now in her plan to get James. Maggie defends herself to James, but he accuses her of blabbing to Curtis. Maggie insists that she needs someone to talk to as he can't see that Sheila is destroying their lives and their marriage. Sheila walks in as Maggie storms out and she later tells her baby that mom and dad will soon be together. Hunter questions Thorne about his feelings towards Grant. Thorne says he has motive, but didn't pull the trigger. Hunter questions Taylor on if she has seen Ridge and she admits to the night in Big Bear. Thorne is seriously pissed off and storms out.

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Ep. #2523

While Grant gives Michael orders for the party that evening, Ridge puts his head together with Jonathan and Hunter while they discuss other potential suspects in Grant's shooting, including Michael and Enrique, and even Thorne.

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Ep. #2524

Ridge and Felicia discuss strategy for his case. Taylor agrees to play slave girl for Thorne to make up for seeing Ridge earlier. Hunter Jones prepares to question Clarke.

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Ep. #2525

Numerous workers prepare Brooke's mansion for Grant's theme party. Enrique questions Claudia's sudden decision to go to the party with him. Ridge plans to crash the party.

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Ep. #2526

Lauren tells Sally that she's prepared to fight for Eric as Stephanie and Eric are on the balcony discussing their new engagement. Hunter mingles at the party, talking to some guests while eavesdropping on others. Ridge conspires to get Taylor alone.

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While Clarke crows to Darla that revealing Grant's secret will make him the Forresters best friend, Thorne delights in telling Brooke that her marriage to Grant is invalid, hoping it will push her back to Ridge so he can have Taylor. Taylor and Ridge play word games at the pool, with Ridge attempting to convince Taylor to get romantic with him. Sheila catches Amber and Eb snooping around in her room, and Amber tells her that she's worried about her, and encourages her to go back to Los Angeles to be with her daughter.

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Ep. #2602

Sally counsels Lauren on her relationship with Eric, advising her to strike while the iron is hot. Brooke calls Connor for advice, and is torn when he reveals that her marriage really is invalid. Grant tells the family that he will be putting Eric back in charge with Ridge as second in command and himself third, but not until after the next showing.

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Ep. #2603

Stephanie catches Lauren in the halls of Forrester dressed as a janitor and delights in making her scrub the floor before admitting she knows the truth. Brooke tells Grant about Captain Harper and their marriage being invalid, and is furious to learn that he already knew. Clarke is refusing to design because he is not under contract.

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James is pleased to hear that Dr. Kelly thinks it will be alright for them to get a babysitter for Margaret, but Maggie doesn't agree. Mike overhears, and calls Sheila. Ridge is confused by Thorne's repeated references to things 'changing' with Grant. Sheila tells Amber about her past with Eric. Grant worries that Brooke wants to end their relationship.

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Grant punches Clarke, who tries to convince his former friend that it was strictly business. Seeing how upset Sheila is that Maggie and James changed the baby's name and that they plan to get a babysitter, Amber offers herself up for the job. Brooke is upset that Thorne is using her to get to Taylor, but admits that she still wants Ridge. Ridge arranges for Trish to take out the showstopper so he can give it to Taylor for the evening, but Brooke shows up before he leaves and tells him that she's not legally married to Grant.

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Lauren helps Taylor choose between dresses that work for a date with Thorne, and dresses that work for a date with Ridge. Brooke and Ridge talk about her relationship with Grant, and he encourages her to do what she thinks is best. Eric and Stephanie share a romantic dinner then he heads to LAX to fly out for a meeting only to learn that the chauffeur is going the wrong way.

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Ep. #2607

After getting a call from Antonio Giovanni, the designer Eric was supposed to be meeting with, Stephanie realises that the whole thing is a set up by Lauren. Amber continues to manipulate Sheila, trying to get Sheila to tell her how to get the babysitting job. Sheila initially refuses, citing the promise that she made, but finally capitulates. Eric gets Lauren to see that their relationship can never happen because he is committed to Stephanie and she agrees to let him go. Shortly after he leaves, a furious Stephanie arrives at the cabin. Maggie worries that she and James will never find a babysitter after a horrible interview.

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Amber does a phone interview with Maggie and James, and sets up a meeting for the next day.

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Thorne delights in pushing Grant's buttons and insisting that Brooke isn't in love with him.

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Taylor goes to Eric seeking his advice on what she should do about her feelings for Ridge and Thorne.

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Eric continues to design his perfect wedding dress for Stephanie, and shares with her his thoughts that Taylor will choose Ridge.

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Grant angrily turns his back on Brooke after raging at her and Ridge for their constant games with him.

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Ep. #2613

Macy suggests that Sally offer Clarke more money to complete the collection for them, insisting that he needs them almost as badly as they need him.

105

Ep. #2614

Taylor begins to feel spasming pains as Brooke taunts her about how she, not Taylor, will have Ridge.

106

Ep. #2615

Amber draws Sheila a sketch of the baby from memory so that she will have something to remember of her daughter.

107

Ep. #2655

Ridge refuses to work with Caterina, a much-sought after model that Eric has brought on-board, stating that she is selfish and bratty. Caterina proves his point when she gives Eric a list of demands.

108

Ep. #2697

Brooke invites everyone over to her house to make an important announcement: Eric is back! When Eric comes in, the kids immediately rush to their side. Brooke tries to get closer to Stephanie, but Stephanie tells her she will find out what she is hiding and expose her. Meanwhile, Taylor and Ridge talk, and Brooke worries Taylor will tell Ridge the truth about her pregnancy.

109

Ep. #2698

Connor refuses to help Maggie any more in her quest against Sheila, so she goes to Mike for help. James tells Taylor that the best thing for her to do is keep Ridge from learning of his child.

110

Ep. #2704

Brooke and Ridge are preparing for their upcoming wedding at the house. They thank Eric for designing special wedding outfits for Bridget and Rick, then welcome Brooke's parents, brother Storm, and sister Katie (sister Donna was unable to attend). Brooke then heads off to Taylor's beach house, while Ridge heads to the office. At the beach house, Taylor again insists that until she sees actual medical proof that Brooke is pregnant, she won't believe it. Brooke tries to suggest a home pregnancy test, but Taylor reminds her that she's a chemist; she can fake it. If Brooke cannot produce proof by the wedding, then Taylor will make sure everyone knows she's lying. At the office, Ridge finds the issue of Eye on Fashion showing Taylor in the show-stopper and his bended knee proposal. After a series of flashbacks, Ridge tosses the magazine in the trash, resigned to wed Brooke since he can't have Taylor.

111

Ep. #2707

Thorne and Taylor continue to race to the house. Taylor is determined to tell Ridge that he is the father of her baby, as well as her suspicions that Brooke isn't really pregnant. When her water breaks, Taylor realises they aren't going to make it to the hospital, and begs Thorne to pull over because she's about to give birth. At the house, Brooke is terrified Taylor will show up and blow her right out of the water. With her brother, mother, and sister in attendance, Brooke and Ridge say their I Do's, and Stephanie is disappointed that Taylor didn't make it to the church in time. Sally and Lauren (who is drying her nails) read about the wedding, and ask Stephanie's hairdresser Deane for information. Deane is mum on the issue, but Lauren and Sally know there's something wrong if Taylor lets Brooke manipulate Ridge away from her.

112

Ep. #2708

Rick continues to try hitting on Amber while Brooke rushes to get Ridge out of the house before Taylor can show up and reveal the truth about who fathered her baby. Taylor gives birth in the car, and Thorne rushes her and her son to the hospital where Dr. Santana gives them both a clean bill of health.

113

Ep. #2726

Brooke wonders if she is doing the right thing by denying Ridge the chance to know his son. Amber steals a tennis bracelet from Brooke's safe. James convinces Sheila not to press charges against Maggie.

114

Ep. #2727

Ridge and Brooke worry that Amber stole the bracelet from the safe. James makes Maggie apologise to Sheila. Amber pawns the bracelet.

115

Ep. #2728

After Amber admits to Rick that she was the one who stole Brooke's tennis bracelet, he agrees to help her out. Lauren and Stephanie fill Maggie in on everything Sheila has done in her past as James and Sheila kiss passionately after he learns she has hired a contractor to build the baby's room.

116

Ep. #2729

Sally is concerned when Lauren tells her that she's invited Jonny over for dinner, but Lauren soothes her ruffled friend. Grant and Macy are also looking out for Lauren as they pretend to 'interview' Jonny, and are surprised to learn he once pretended to be his brother at a photo shoot.

117

Ep. #2730

Just as Jonny admits to Lauren that part of him is glad his twin is dead, Rush wakes up in a cabin in Greenland. Thorne and Brooke worry that Taylor will tell Ridge he is the father of her baby once she realises Brooke isn't pregnant.

118

Ep. #2731

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119

Ep. #2732

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120

Ep. #2733

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121

Ep. #2734

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122

Ep. #2735

Maggie meets with Jay Garvin's widow, Maureen, and begs her for help in exposing Sheila. Although initially Maureen just wants to put everything behind her, once Maggie starts detailing Sheila's recent actions, she agrees to help.

123

Ep. #2736

Maggie goes to Eric looking for help in destroying Sheila. Rush approaches Amur when she panics at his leaving. Lauren looks forward to having dinner with Jonny.

124

Ep. #2737

Judy tells Maggie about Sheila. Lauren is dressed to the nines, and is rather surprised to see he isn't dressed in kind. Eric tries to convince James that Sheila will never be any good.

125

Ep. #2738

Brooke is convinced that her marriage to Ridge is so strong that even if Taylor did make a play for him she couldn't win. Lauren spends the night relaxing with Jonny.

126

Ep. #2739

Thorne refuses to believes that Brooke faked both her pregnancy and her miscarriage to keep Ridge at her side. Maggie meets with James and lies to him that she's not out to get Sheila. Taylor arrives at Brooke's home to see Ridge.

127

Ep. #2740

Taylor returns to L.A. and shows up at Brooke's door with the baby. Brooke doesn't want to allow her to talk with Ridge, who is waiting for her in the bedroom. Taylor assures Brooke that she will not tell Ridge that he is the father of her child. Meanwhile Thorne is upset, thinking that that's the end for him and Taylor. Brooke calls him to tell him the good news about Taylor's decision. Meanwhile, Maggie has invited Lauren to watch Sheila's reaction when Judy, the nurse who worked in Sheila and Eric's house earlier, shows up at door and shocks Sheila. They are using a video camera with special sound effects also. Taylor is back at home where Thorne is waiting for her happy, but he doesn't know there will be a surprise.

128

Ep. #2741

Stephanie wants to talk with Taylor to find the truth and calls her father to find out that Taylor is already back in LA. Sheila is very upset because of Judy's visit and because of the strange sounds coming from different parts of the house. Maggie and the others are doing everything to make Sheila unsure and afraid. Taylor tells Thorne that her real decision is to tell Ridge the truth about her baby and that she lied because of Brooke. Thorne is very upset and leaves her.

129

Ep. #2742

Stephanie visits Taylor and starts asking her questions. Thorne wants to talk with Macy in her office while she is with Grant. He tells her that he is not the father of Taylor's baby. Taylor finally tells the truth to Stephanie and she is very happy. Taylor plans to talk with Ridge tomorrow and let him know that he is the father of her child.

130

Ep. #2743

Lauren shows up in Sally's office and they are talking about her new relationships with Jonny Carrera. Meanwhile Tony Carrera, who everyone believes is dead, is coming to L.A. to find Lauren. Thorne and Macy continue their conversation and she tells Thorne she's going to marry Grant. Lauren recieves a phone call with invitation for a meeting from Jonny Carerra.

131

Ep. #2744

Taylor is ready to talk with Ridge and has invited James in the house to help her with the baby. Stephanie calls her to support her decision again. Brooke is in good spirits and has a surprise for Ridge in his office. Meanwhile, Stephanie visits Thorne is his office and both have a fight over the baby secret. Thorne calls Macy to ask her for a meeting again. Stephanie goes into Brooke's office while she is waiting for Ridge and tells her she knows the truth about Taylor's baby. Taylor is calling Ridge to let him know she's back and on her way to the Forrester building where she must talk to him about something she says is very important.

132

Ep. #2745

Taylor and Ridge have a little conversation about the baby's name before she lets him know he is the real father. Ridge is shocked and can't believe it. Taylor decides not to tell Ridge about the role Brooke played in the secret. Meanwhile Stephanie and Brooke have a fight again at her office where Brooke tries to stop Taylor bycalling her at home. But she is already in Ridge's office where he is really happy to be a father. Sally and Macy are talking when Thorne comes to visit Macy. She supports him in his decision and suggest him to have a little break at home, away from his family.

133

Ep. #2746

Brooke comes to Ridge's office while he is still with Taylor. His first happy reaction changes after seeing both women. He has a fight with both Brooke and Taylor over the truth. He is upset that both are hiding it from him until now. Stephanie is very happy and waiting with Eric and James in the office. She is sure Ridge will chase out Brooke and their marriage will be over. After Ridge leaves the office Brooke and Taylor start arguing over the real reason for the problem. Brooke is sure Ridge will stay with her, because they are married. Taylor comes in Eric's office, upset and sorry for letting Ridge know the truth.

134

Ep. #2747

Lauren and Maggie are talking about Jonny and Lauren tells Maggie she still loves Eric. Grant and Macy have dinner in the same restaurant where Thorne is. Sheila is afraid of the strange sounds, but doesn't want to tell James. Maggie and Lauren are waiting for her reaction. The contractor, Nick Fielding, sneaks back into the house again.

135

Ep. #2748

The man Maggie and Lauren hired is in Sheila's house and starts playing different sounds again, while Sheila is having a dream about her past. She calls her mother and wants to leave L.A. for awhile. James can't understand her decision, but she is afraid her dark past is coming back. Macy is worrying about Thorne and starts singing in the restaurant. Thorne congratulates her for the song and gives her a phone number to call him. Rush is on his way on the plane to L.A. to find Lauren. Lauren has a strange feeling and discusses it with Maggie.

136

Ep. #2749

Brooke is searching for Ridge. He is alone in Big Bear where Stephanie comes to support Taylor. He is not sure yet. Rush finds Lauren's apartment where she is having a dinner with his brother Tony. Brooke visits Taylor and both fight about Ridge again. Both want to talk with Ridge first, but dont know where he is. Brooke finds from Megan later he is in Big Bear.

137

Ep. #2750

Brooke is on her way to Big Bear, where Ridge is still talking with Stephanie. Rush looks at Lauren's apartment through the window. Brooke comes to Big Bear right after Stephanie leaves for L.A. Ridge doesn't want to talk with her and suspects her of faking her pregnancy. Stephanie visits Taylor at her house to let her Ridge is in Big Bear. Taylor wants to talk with him, and Stephanie supports her, saying he will choose her instead of Brooke.

138

Ep. #2751

Ridge believes that Brooke lied about being pregnant to keep him and Taylor apart. Stephanie and Taylor discuss her experiences with Brooke over the years. Taylor is afraid Brooke will be the first to talk with Ridge and decides to go to Big Bear. Jonny and Lauren are happy together. He later goes home where his brother Rush is waiting for him. They have a fight and Rush hits him. Lauren calls to see him, and Rush acts like he's Jonny. Brooke is upset and wants from Ridge to stay with her, but he is not ready to do that. He still doesn't believe everything she is saying.

139

Ep. #2752

Taylor arrives at Big Bear right after Brooke has left and their conversation is almost identical as Taylor makes it clear she still loves him and wants him. Amber meets Thorne in a restaurant, and they talk briefly about Taylor and Brooke. Rick and C.J. are at Insomnia waiting for Amber. Taylor and Ridge talk about Brooke faking her pregnancy, and Ridge learns that Taylor tried for months to tell him the truth.

140

Ep. #2753

Macy and Grant are waiting for a special guest in their restaurant. He is a music agent, and Amber is very excited and wants to sing, but is not sure Macy will let her. So C.J. suggests Macy and Grant visit Sally, because she is alone at home. Meanwhile, Thorne is searching for Macy and has a fight with Sally. Macy and Grant comes to Sally's house with dinner. Amber wants Rick to help her with the song. The music agent really likes the song and congratulates Amber.

141

Ep. #2754

Amber is very happy that John Quincy likes her, and wants to celebrate with the guys. They steal a bottle of wine from the bar. Sally is happy to see Macy and Grant, but is already busy with a dinner with a new man in her life (baseball player Steve Garvey). Thorne is visiting James for advice about his life. Macy shows Grant her room as a child and the two have fun. Amber realises she has had too much to drink and gives Rick the keys to the car then gets in, the bottle still in her hand.

142

Ep. #2755

Stephanie pumps Taylor for information about how her meeting with Ridge went. James has come to visit Brooke, and they are talking about Ridge. Rick and Amber are in the car when she orders Rick to pull over. Amber returns carrying a bottle of wine. Rick asks her to stop calling him kid because he's not. Brooke starts to worry about Rick, because he is not at home.

143

Ep. #2756

Ridge is coming to visit Taylor while she is still with Stephanie. They are talking about the baby, and Ridge is really sorry about the lost time with his new son. Brooke is pacing the floor, worried about Rick and Amber. She tells James that she is going to have a talk with Amber. Meanwhile, Amber and Rick are still up on Mulholland Drive making out. Someone comes up to the car door and asks to see a driver's license, but it is C.J. He wants a drag race, but Rick wants none of it. C.J. accuses him of not having the stones for it and tells Amber to come with him. At the last minute Rick changes his decision. The two cars are revved up and ready. Amber says "Start"! She is screaming with excitement because they are winning, but Rick turns back and loses control of the car.

144

Ep. #2757

Stephanie and Eric are talking about the great success of the Forrester collection. Taylor and Ridge are still talking about his feelings about the baby. Brooke is calling all of Rick's friends again, but none of them have heard from Rick or C.J. At the crash scene, the car is shown demolished and smoking. C.J. helps Amber and both start searching for Rick. They find him bleeding. As they hear the first strains of the siren from the ambulance, C.J. tells Amber that she has to leave. Stephanie tells Eric that if he could have seen Ridge and Taylor together, he would agree they are for each other. As Brooke and James open the door to leave, the phone rings and Brooke learns the bad news from C.J. Brooke and James rush into the hospital where she finds Rick with the doctors.
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1

Ep. #2758

Brooke is standing over Rick, begging him to please be strong and make it. Amber is back in the house and locks the door to her room. She is hysterical and starts to take off her bloody clothes from the accident. Sally gets in from shopping and C.J. is on the phone, crying to his mother about the car crash. Ridge shows up at home after trekking back from his visit to Big Bear and Eric calls him with the news. Amber asks to come along. Brooke is crying as she watches her son through the window in the emergency room. Ridge is holding Brooke. Sally comes over to them and asks Eric if they know where C.J. is and if he is all right. Amber pulls C.J. aside in the hallway to ask why he bothered to cover for her in this whole mess. Brooke goes into the chapel to pray for her son.

2

Ep. #2759

Rick is in surgery and his vital signs start to drop according to all of the machines he is hooked up to. Amber is upset that Rick may be in there dying because of her. Brooke is still in the chapel while Ridge comes to her. Rush wants all the details from his brother Jonny about how he and Lauren met and hooked up. Eric tells the doctor that he wants to donate a kidney, but the doctor explains that just because he is related doesn't mean that his will match. Brooke tells her son to be strong just like she has asked him to.

3

Ep. #2760

The whole Forrester family is standing in line to donate a kidney. Amber says the Forresters are just great people, then starts crying again. Jonny is struggling with his bonds and thinks to himself that Rush will kill Lauren if she notices a difference. Rush is at the door and Lauren lets him in and tells him dinner is ready, but he grabs her ask to leave the town with him. The doorbell rings and Macy and Grant announce they are having a party next week and want Lauren and Jonny to come. Amber sneaks in to see Rick. The doctor is putting Rick on the kidney donor list, but it may be three to four years before a kidney is found. Brooke starts crying as Amber walks in and tells them she wants to donate her kidney. Then Brooke and Amber hug each other and sob some more.

4

Ep. #2761

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5

Ep. #2762

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6

Ep. #2763

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7

Ep. #2764

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Ep. #2765

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Ep. #2766

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10

Ep. #2767

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Ep. #2768

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12

Ep. #2769

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13

Ep. #2772

Rick and Amber recover from their surgeries. Brooke becomes more concerned about Stephanie and Taylor turning Ridge against her.

14

Ep. #2800

C.J. tells Sally about Bridget's disappearance and later at the music instrument store he finds Bridget crying. Meanwhile, Brooke asks Taylor to go home and assuces her of using the situation to her advantage.

15

Ep. #2808

Bridget returns home and apologizes to her family for running away.

16

Ep. #2970

Brooke tells Lauren about her plan, and Lauren warns her not to let Victor find out. Meanwhile, Victor catches Ridge and Taylor kissing which has him steamed. Amber is taken to the hospital after she is afraid to wait for an ambulance.

17

Ep. #2989

Sally confronts Amber about Raymond possibly being the father of her baby, but Amber tells her that it's Rick's baby, she's sure of it. In the church, Rick is stunned to see Kimberly there. He has no idea why she came. Just as the music begins to play, Raymond walks into the church.

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Ep. #3007

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Episode Description

1

Ep. #3008

Pierce and Brooke dine on the terrace. He suggests they toast the fact that they're starting a new era in their lives. Pierce knows they've both suffered losses, but feels that they can still achieve happiness together. Lauren tells Eric that she has a surprise for him, something that will help put his mind at ease about Rick. Eric isn't thrilled when Lauren points out Rick and Amber at the Café Russe, but Lauren wants him to see that Amber has changed. Eric is certain that it's all an act and manipulation. Lauren points out that Amber wants the marriage to work and is committed to making Rick happy. As the evening goes on, Rick notices there's something different about Amber. She admits she went to Lauren for help, explaining that she wants to be better for Rick, and for his future. Rick is touched, and kisses her gently, as Lauren and Eric look on.

2

Ep. #3009

Brooke and Pierce discuss his feelings for Taylor, and Brooke is surprised at how fast Pierce has been able to get over them. Brooke mentions her feelings for Ridge and she feels that she has been a fool holding out for him as long as she has. Brooke and Pierce share a kiss at the end of the evening and both are surprised after the fact. Rick asks Amber to dance. As Eric and Lauren watch, Eric realizes something's different about them. Lauren tells him that maybe Amber wants to earn his respect. Rick sees Lauren and Eric and they go over to say hello. Eric is impressed and Lauren is pleased. When Eric calls Amber a lady, Amber is thrilled. Lauren tells Eric that Amber is committed to becoming the kind of wife Rick can be proud of. Eric sees Amber in a whole new light. Amber thanks Eric for helping to make their evening special and is touched when Eric gives her a little hug good-bye.

3

Ep. #3010

Eric fills Brooke in about Amber's ladylike behavior at the Café Russe. Brooke is dubious when Eric tells her how much Amber has changed. Eric points out that Amber is Brooke's daughter-in-law and Brooke needs to appreciate their attempts to make the marriage work. He urges Brooke to offer to be with Amber and Rick when the baby's born. Ridge has a romantic evening planned for Taylor. They reminisce about the early days of their relationship and think about Rick and Amber, who are now starting married life in the same guest house at the Forrester home where they once lived. Amber thanks Rick again for a wonderful evening, and is thrilled when Rick admits he felt there was something good between them again, too. He asks her to sing something for him and she happily obliges. Rick asks Amber how she feels about having to give up her singing career, and Amber tells him that her priorities have changed.

4

Ep. #3011

Adam is frantic with worry as he waits for Kimberly to come home. Rick drops by and learns that Kimberly is missing. Rick is stunned when Macy and Sally show up and Macy refers to Adam as her father. Macy explains the story and they ask Rick to help them find Kimberly. Meanwhile, Kimberly is staying with her friend Alexis. Kimberly tells Alexis how she plans to return to Nantucket as she can no longer trust her father. Rick later calls and reduces Kimberly to tears as he asks her to come home. CJ is surprised to find Amber so care free. Amber tells him how Eric called her a lady. CJ shatters her illusion by reminding her that her baby could still be Raymond's and her world could come crashing down. CJ thinks of ways for Amber to keep the truth from Rick.

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Ep. #3012

Macy heads to The Insomnia Café to look for Kimberly. Sally supports Macy as she blames herself for Kimberly's running away. Adam later shows up and is also depressed as he still hasn't heard any word from his daughter. Sally and Adam become closer over the situation. Kimberly rushes around to try and leave before Rick finds her. Alexis stalls Kimberly so that Rick is able to arrive and stop her skipping town. Kimberly sobs as Rick promises to be there for her. CJ suggests Amber get out of town to have her baby. Amber thinks he is talking crazy but he sees that she has no other choice. CJ pushes Amber to call her mother and have the baby back in Furnace Creek, Death Valley. Amber refuses to speak to her mother, but CJ forces her to call Tawny.

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Ep. #3013

Kimberly sobs to Rick that her father lied to her. Rick explains to Kimberly how Adam had to keep his past life a secret to protect Sally and Macy and it was harder on her father than anyone. Sally supports Adam as he beats himself up for destroying Kimberly's world. Rick later calls Macy and informs her that he has found Kimberly. Rick and Kimberly join Adam, Macy and Sally at The Insomnia Café and Sally informs Kimberly how her mother and Adam were legally married as Sally had divorced Adam years before. CJ rushes Amber to pack her things. Eric drops in and tells Amber how he and Brooke would like to be at the hospital when she gives birth. CJ makes Amber see that she has to have the baby at her mother's. Amber leaves Rick a note telling him of her visit with Tawny, before heading out the door.

7

Ep. #3014

Adam is thankful to have Kimberly back. Kimberly apologises for running off but admits she found the truth hard to accept. Sally and Macy understand Kimberly's issues, but Kimberly explains to her father she now knows why he had to leave the family. They all embrace. Stephanie waits in the guesthouse, intrigued by the note left for Rick. Thorne drops in and Stephanie asks him to give Rick and Amber's marriage a little support. Rick later arrives home and after reading the note left by Amber, realizes that Amber won't be home for a while. Stephanie is stunned on why Amber would want to see her mother. As Amber drives to her mother's in the desert she remembers her painful childhood and how her mother never wanted her. Amber is angry that she is that desparate to return. Amber shows up at her mother's trailer and Tawny is shocked to find that Amber is pregnant.

8

Ep. #3015

Ridge is busy with work and Taylor suggests they go out for dinner. Taylor drops by Brooke's office and invites her to join them, but she declines. Taylor tells Ridge of her hopes to be friends with Brooke. Thore suggests to Brooke that she takes Taylor up on her offer to show her that she is moving on from Ridge, Thorne adds that maybe she should take Pierce along too. Rick feels he should go and find Amber, but Stephanie stops him, thinking that Amber needs the time to rebuild bridges with her mother. Tawny yells at Amber for getting pregnant and suggests that she give the baby up. Amber is sickened and tells her mother that she is married and plans to raise the baby, hoping to give it the life that she herself never had.

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Ep. #3016

CJ tells Raymond of his and Amber's plan for her to give birth at her mother's home. Raymond decides he should be there, but CJ stops him. Raymond fears how Tawny will react when she learns that the baby may be his. Tawny apologises to Amber for her bad childhood, but adds that she never wanted Amber to turn out the same way. Amber snaps that her life is different to her mother's, explaining about the Forrester family, Tawny is suddenly intrigued by their wealth, until Amber ruins the moment by informing her that the baby may not be her husband's. Brooke tells Ridge that she can't make it to dinner, but changes her mind when Ridge says that she needs to find a way to be friends with Taylor. Later, Pierce and Brooke wait at the Café Russe as Ridge and Taylor arrive. Brooke tries to duck out when she feels uncomfortable, but includes herself in the toast that Ridge makes about new beginnings for them all.

10

Ep. #3017

Tawny wonders why Rick hasn't thrown Amber out. Amber explains that Rick doesn't know and Tawny advises her to keep it that way. Amber explains that she slept with Raymond whilst drunk and the baby may be black. Tawny promises to take care of everything. Thorne and Macy spend some time together at The Insomnia Café. Macy thanks Thorne for making her feel happy again lately. Macy steps up onto the stage and sings him a song, finishing it with a kiss. At the Café Russe, Ridge attempts to make small talk with Pierce about business, during which Pierce admits that he misses Taylor. Taylor talks about being pregnant, which makes Brooke feel uncomfortable. Brooke and Ridge later talk about old times, leaving Taylor and Pierce out of the conversation.

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Ep. #3018

Brooke tells Ridge and Taylor that they no longer need to tiptoe around her. Brooke admits that it will take her a while to get over Ridge, but she needs to do it alone. Brooke asks Pierce to take her home and Taylor notices that Ridge is saddened by this. Taylor questions Ridge on if Pierce makes him jealous. Brooke goes home with Pierce where they toast to new beginnings again as well as sharing a kiss. Sally and Macy decide that CJ needs to know about Adam. CJ is stunned and can't believe that Sally and Macy would allow him back into their lives. CJ refuses to allow Adam to get away with walking out on Sally. Kimberly asks Adam if there are any more secrets to come out. Adam again apologises for keeping her in the dark for so many years. CJ later shows up at the door, storms in and punches Adam.

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Ep. #3019

Brooke and Pierce kiss as he asks her to stay the night. Brooke declines, but Pierce feels that they both need something from one another. Brooke admits that she is a little tipsy and agrees to stay, but in the guest room only. Stephanie questions Rick on when Amber will be home. He is unsure but sees that Amber making up with Tawny as a positive move. Sally and Macy search around trying to find CJ, before realizing that CJ has gone to confront Adam. Kimberly yells at CJ to stop attacking Adam. CJ warns Adam to stay away from Macy and Sally. CJ tells Kimberly how Sally has been hurt since the day Adam left. Sally and Macy show up and apologize for CJ's behavior. Adam apologises for all the pain he has brought to all of them, and hopes that they can all move forward together.

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Ep. #3020

CJ refuses to listen to Adam and warns Sally and Macy to do the same. Sally says that their personal feelings aren't important, but rather what's best for their family. Kimberly, Macy and Sally all support Adam in bringing the family back together. CJ agrees for the sake of his mother but warns him not to hurt Sally again. Eric talks with Rick about Amber's sudden disappearance. Rick doesn't think that anything is going on and adds that Tawny's support may be what Amber needs. Amber meets a midwife named Sara, who comes over at Tawny's request. Sara does a few checks on Amber and informs her that she will be giving birth within a week. Amber freaks out when Rick calls and wonders how she could have gotten herself into such a mess.

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Ep. #3021

Sally thanks CJ for the mature way he acted in accepting the news about Adam. Raymond comes by demanding that CJ tell him where Amber is. Sally is stunned to learn that Amber has gone to her mother's to have the baby. Sally suggests the truth come out as the lies and getting too big to hide. Brooke learns that Amber has left town whilst talking with Eric and Stephanie. Brooke thinks something is going on, but Rick defends Amber as he walks in. Brooke pushes her concerns onto her son and suggests he go visit Amber, Brooke has Megan locate Tawny's address. Amber tells Tawny how she wants to be a good mother and Tawny gives her support. They bond a little closer as Tawny takes responsibility for being a bad mother. Amber is determined to change her life around and dreams that when the baby is born, all will be perfect.

15

Ep. #3022

Thorne finds Brooke sitting in her office and questions why she is still there. She informs him how Amber has gone to her mother's and how she has sent Rick to find her. Brooke admits that she hopes Rick finds that Amber is up to something. Sally tells CJ that Raymond has a right to know where Amber is. Feeling pressured, CJ gives the address to Raymond. Amber and Tawny are shocked when Rick shows up. Tawny fusses around Rick and flirts with him. Tawny continues to make small talk with him as Amber looks on in utter shock. Amber later spots Raymond watching outside the window and freaks out.

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Ep. #3023

CJ visits Kimberly and they discuss Adam. CJ tells Kimberly that he doesn't trust Adam and adds that he doesn't think that she should either. Kimberly stands by her father and mentions that she likes having a bigger family. CJ stuns Kimberly by kissing her. Brooke visits Taylor seeking advice about Amber. Taylor tells Brooke to trust her instincts, but to also prepare herself for maybe being wrong about Amber. Amber makes excuses and quickly ducks outside. Amber yells at Raymond for following her but he insists that he has a right to see her. Amber promises Raymond that if the child is his then she will contact him the moment it is born. Meanwhile, Rick and Tawny discuss him becoming a father. Tawny tells him the story of how she became pregnant with Amber from a passing trucker who left when he found out she was pregnant.

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Ep. #3024

Amber accuses Raymond of trying to break up her marriage, but he only cares about the baby. Amber promises to call him and manages to get rid of him before Rick comes looking for her. Rick suggests that he and Amber return home but she makes excuses not to go. Rick wonders if she is indeed hiding something, but Tawny jumps in with reasons for Amber to stay. Suddenly the house is filled with Tawny's brother Joe, his wife Tilly, and Amber's cousins Becky and Dale, as well as Amber's old friend Eb. They quickly get to know Rick. Brooke wonders if Taylor trusts Amber, but Taylor quips that in her professional opinion Amber does seem to be hiding something. Kimberly pulls away from CJ and tells him that he shouldn't have kissed her. CJ is sorry, but Kimberly says that she simply isn't ready to move on with anyone yet. Brooke later shows up at Kimberly's hammering on the door.

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Ep. #3025

Rick tells Amber that they need to go, but Tawny stalls by ordering in some dinner. Amber talks to a heavily pregnant Becky outside. Becky tells Amber that she is giving her baby up for adoption as she is too young and the father left her before he even knew she was pregnant. Amber later has a contraction and tells Tawny to get rid of Rick quickly. Brooke asks Kimberly if she knows anything about Amber keeping a secret. Kimberly admits that she knows nothing and refuses to hope anymore when it comes to Rick. Brooke gets an idea when Kimberly mentions Sally causing a scene at the wedding. At Spectra Fashions, Sally wonders why she, CJ and Raymond are keeping Amber's secret. CJ says they need to do it for the innocent child and pleads with Sally to keep the information she knows to herself. Brooke later arrives and begins questioning Sally on what she knows about Amber.

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Ep. #3026

Brooke demands that Sally tell her the truth about Amber. Sally acts as if she knows nothing, but Brooke doesn't buy it. CJ and Raymond cause a distraction outside of the office and Brooke then accuses all of them of being in on Amber's secret. Brooke realizes that it is about the baby and is determined to find out the truth. Amber feels that her baby is coming soon and so Tawny quickly gets rid of the family. Rick asks about Becky's pregnancy but Tawny brushes over the subject. Rick packs Amber's things into the car, preparing to take her home, but Amber begs Tawny for help. Tawny tells Rick that she would like one more night with her daughter, Rick gives the okay and leaves. Amber later tells Tawny to get the midwife, as the baby is ready to be born.

20

Ep. #3027

Brooke tells Ridge that Amber is hiding something big. Ridge feels that Brooke shouldn't involve herself, but she insists that Rick shouldn't be married to a woman that he doesn't love. Rick heads back to Los Angeles and calls Kimberly. She asks him to come by and they embrace. CJ calls Amber and warns her that Brooke is on her tail. CJ informs Sally and Raymond that Amber is in labor. Raymond tells of how he will stand by Amber if the baby is his. Sally warns that if that turns out to be the case, sparks will fly. Tawny wonders how Amber could have gotten herself into such a mess. Tawny tries to locate Sara but is unable to do so. Amber goes into full blown labor as they finally hear from Sara who is then on her way.

21

Ep. #3028

Rick tells Kimberly that he is scared of becoming a father. Kimberly reassures him that he will be fine. Before leaving, Rick tells her that he will never forget her and she sobs. Brooke refuses to let up on what Amber is hiding. Ridge believes that there is nothing she can do except accept the marriage. Brooke thinks she should talk to Rick and heads off. CJ tries to get Raymond to relax but he is too on edge. CJ fears he will lose Amber's friendship if the baby is Raymond's. CJ admits that he wants Rick with Amber in order to keep him away from Kimberly. The midwife Sara arrives and sets up her equipment. Sara tells them that Amber should have the baby by the morning. Tawny holds Amber as she panics that the baby could end up being Raymond's.

22

Ep. #3029

Brooke visits Rick at the guest house and is angry that Amber is still with Tawny. Brooke tells Rick about Sally, CJ and Raymond. Brooke plants suspicions in his mind about the baby. Raymond paces and tells CJ that he needs to know what is going on with the birth. CJ assures him that they will know soon. Macy talks with Kimberly about Rick. Macy feels Kimberly should let go, but she says that she was robbed of her chance of happiness and adds that she wishes the baby wasn't Rick's. Tawny shows Sara photographs of Raymond and Rick. Sara realizes that it's going to be obvious who the baby's father is. Amber gives Rick a call to tell him that she loves him. Sara prepares for the birth, while Amber prays for a good outcome.

23

Ep. #3030

Rick tells Brooke that he has to trust Amber, but Brooke stresses that he has to see that Amber is acting strangely. Rick remembers times with Raymond when Brooke mentions him. He wonders if Amber could have been with him, but later pushes the ideas out of his mind. Raymond's impatience increases. He beats himself up for sleeping with Amber. CJ orders him to sort himself out and just await the news. Macy feels Kimberly is making herself feel worse by clinging onto Rick. Kimberly says that she loves Rick and needs to be there for him. Amber starts to give birth as a sandstorm rages in the desert. Amber pushes and screams in pain as Sara begins to deliver the baby. Suddenly the power is knocked out by the storm.

24

Ep. #3031

Ridge and Taylor lay in bed and she remembers back to when she was pregnant with Thomas. Taylor worries that after what happened last time, she may not be able to carry the child to term. Rick tells Stephanie how Brooke is on a mission to uncover something about Amber. Stephanie is stunned to learn that Brooke has been questioning that Raymond could be the father of the child. Stephanie tells him not to buy into Brooke's ideas. Eric is angry with Brooke for going to Rick with her theory. Brooke concludes that Amber has left town to have the baby as it could be born black. Amber gives birth and Tawny can clearly see that it is indeed Rick's child. Amber is thrilled but then realizes that the baby isn't crying. Sara rushes off and informs them that he isn't breathing. Amber is hysterical as she cradles her dead child.

25

Ep. #3032

Stephanie and Rick talk about Amber over a cup of coffee. Rick wishes that Brooke could see Amber the way Stephanie does. Stephanie admits that she didn't trust Amber, but she has proved herself to be a good person. Amber holds her baby and rocks back and forth. Tawny watches with tears in her eyes as Amber talks to the dead child. Sara manages to take the body away from Amber as she yelps with heartache. Sara mentions that Becky is also preparing to give birth any day now and so she has to run. Amber blames herself for the death, feeling that she doesn't deserve a baby. Tawny suggests calling Rick, but Amber refuses, believing that Rick will hate her and blame her too.

26

Ep. #3033

Stephanie barges in on Brooke and tells her to stop interfering in Rick and Amber's marriage. Brooke is stunned and tells Stephanie that Rick is her son and, therefore, her concern. Brooke says she is determined to find out Amber's secret. CJ drops in on Rick, wondering if Amber has called. Rick informs him that she hasn't and CJ questions Rick on what he would do if the baby wasn't his. Rick admits that their would be no marriage, but tells CJ that the baby is his. Amber refuses to call Rick and continues to blame herself for her son's death. Tawny calls Sara and asks her to pick up the body. When Sara comes by she has Becky's baby and Tawny is furious. Sara explains she is on her way to social services with him. As Sara takes Amber's baby away, Tawny suddenly gets an idea while talking to Becky's son.

27

Ep. #3034

Stephanie warns Brooke that she will lose Rick if she continues to try and dig up dirt on Amber. Stephanie asks Brooke to give Amber a chance but she refuses to let up. Rick talks with Kimberly that he will be a father any day. Rick informs Kimberly of Brooke's suspicions about Amber. Kimberly becomes excited that there is even a slight chance that the baby might not be Rick's. Tawny tells Sara to leave the baby with her. Sara is stunned when Tawny suggests that Amber raise the baby. Tawny feels that if Becky doesn't want him and Amber has lost her child it could be the best thing for her to hold onto her marriage. Tawny pleads with Sara to help her. Amber later comes out of the bedroom and is horrified to see the baby.

28

Ep. #3035

Rick tells Kimberly not to get ahead of herself when she starts considering that Raymond could be the father of Amber's child. Rick feels guitly that he is even considering it and bids Kimberly goodbye. Amber cries as she sees Becky's baby. Tawny suggests that Amber hold him and says that maybe he will help her forget her loss. Amber is furious that Tawny thinks she can forget her own child and she orders Sara to take the baby away. Tawny stops her and hints that Amber could raise the baby. Amber is in an emotional state and doesn't realise what Tawny means. Tawny says that the baby needs love, and feels that Rick and Amber can give him that. She adds that Rick never need know that the baby isn't really his. Tawny tells Amber that the baby is Eric Forrester III.

29

Ep. #3036

Ridge tells Brooke that Jack Abbott has been calling for her. Brooke tells him that she is too concerned with Rick to talk to Jack or Ashley Abbott. Ridge is surprised when Brooke suggests that Amber may be having Raymond's child. Ridge warns Brooke that she could hurt a lot of people if she continues to pursue her theory. Tawny stands by Amber as she buries her son in a little wooden box in the desert. Amber sobs as she sings to him and wonders why her baby had to die. Rick finds Stephanie waiting for him at the guesthouse. Rick admits that he is worried that Amber still hasn't come home. Tawny takes Amber back to her trailer and again suggests that Amber take Becky's son back to Los Angeles. Rick later calls Amber, and in a fluster, Amber admits that she has had the baby and that she is bringing him home.

30

Ep. #3037

Rick calls CJ and tells him that Amber is coming home with his son. CJ is relieved to know that Rick is the father. Raymond waits with Sally when CJ arrives with the news. Raymond is thankful and Sally states that Amber is very lucky. Brooke tells Eric, Ridge and Taylor that she is determined to find out what Amber is hiding. Rick calls and informs her that Amber is on her way home with his son. They all head out the door to Stephanie's house. Rick goes to Stephanie and tells her the news. She is pleased and congratulates him. When Eric, Ridge, Taylor and Brooke arrive, Brooke stands off to the side and is upset that her hopes have been smashed. Amber is distraught that she is taking Becky's baby home to Rick. Tawny tells her that the child is now a Forrester and reminds her that she will lose Rick if there was no baby. Tawny drives Amber and the child back to town.

31

Ep. #3038

Kimberly tells Adam that Amber's baby may not be Rick's. Adam tells Kimberly that she has to move on and is furious that Brooke has been filling her head with false hope. Rick calls Kimberly to inform her first hand that Amber gave birth to his son. Kimberly is devastated. Everybody gathers at the Forrester home, awaiting Amber's arrival. Eric is concerned that Amber is travelling back so soon after having the baby, but Rick tells them that Tawny is coming too. Ridge notices that Rick is upset after talking with Kimberly. Ridge and Brooke both promise to be there for him should he need it. Stephanie corners Brooke and is angry when Brooke insists that something is still going on with Amber. In the car, Amber feels sick thinking about what she is about to do. Tawny tells her that she has to do it. Tawny adds that the baby swith never happened and that this child is Rick's son.

32

Ep. #3039

CJ offers support to Kimberly as she sobs about Rick. CJ tells her that she will have the chance to love again, but she feels that Rick was the only man for her and that now she will never have him. Amber and Tawny show up at the Forrester home and Tawny makes Amber enter with the baby. Everybody admires the baby and Brooke asks to hold him. Taylor notices how down Amber looks, but Tawny passes it off as an upset stomach. Tawny later questions Brooke on her desire to destroy Rick's marriage. Tawny suggests that Brooke give Amber and Rick a little support. Rick is lost in happiness as he holds the child. Amber sees how much he already loves the baby and she vows to herself that she will have to keep the secret for the rest of her life.

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Ep. #3040

Macy visits with Kimberly and notices how depressed she is. Macy suggests that Kimberly go to some parties and maybe meet some new people, but Kimberly isn't interested. Brooke tells her concerns about Amber to Thorne. Brooke explains how scared and jittery Amber looked when she returned with the baby. Thorne advises Brooke to let it go, but she tells him that she will never accept Amber. Stephanie, Tawny and Rick play with the baby, while Amber looks on with sadness in her eyes. CJ later finds Rick working on a song with his guitar and is surprised that the song is about Kimberly. Tawny attempts to have Amber breast feed the baby but she can't do it. Amber starts to fall apart and Tawny warns her to keep it together, just as Brooke barges in to the guesthouse.

34

Ep. #3045

Brooke heads to Raymond's hotel room to confront him. C.J. and Darla both give Adam a hard time at the office. Rick nearly learns the truth about the baby, but Tawny covers for Amber.

35

Ep. #3068

Tawny makes certain that Becky does not see the photo that shows the baby's heart-shaped birth mark. Kimberly fantasises that C.J. is actually Rick and kisses him passionately.

36

Ep. #3069

Thorne tries to convince Brooke that nothing is going to happen between the two of them. Sally rebuffs Adam when he comes on to her. Macy sets up a dinner with the hopes of reuniting the Forresters.

37

Ep. #3070

Ridge and Taylor prepare to go in for an ultrasound. Thorne and Macy announce to their families that they have set a wedding date. Brooke fantasises about a life with Thorne.

38

Ep. #3111

Gladys begins Becky's make-over as she gets ready for her date, but the only thing that Becky wants to do is hold Little Eric. Desperate to keep her cousin away from the baby, Amber insists they don't have time, and she has to get ready to go.

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Ep. #3112

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40

Ep. #3207

Kimberly realises she has a better chance if she uncovers Amber's secret now that her guard is down. C.J. wonders if Amber plans to see Becky while she's in Europe. Taylor is concerned about Stephanie's reaction to Brooke.

41

Ep. #3242

Macy tells Throne about making a contribution she did in Venice and what Thorne has bought to her life. Brooke assures Taylor that Thorne is about to end his marriage to Macy.

42

Ep. #3248

Ridge realises that Taylor is a little jealous of Morgan and he assures her that she has absolutely nothing to worry about. After giving her one of his newest creations to try on, the two get passionate in his office. Clarke stops by to see Giovanni and learns that he left a note inviting Morgan out for dinner. Morgan finds the note in her office, along with the rose Giovanni left, and looks forward to going out with the photographer. Clarke stops by to tell Morgan that Giovanni will be late, and manipulates her into giving him the name of the restaurant. After the delivery woman drops off the roses he was waiting for (and her phone number), Giovanni heads to Morgan's office to find a note from Clarke. At Mannequins, Taylor warns Morgan to stay away from Ridge.
Episode Description

1

Ep. #3263

C.J. sees Rick at Insomnia and asks him about his date with Kimberly. Rick admits that Kimberly wants to wait until she is married to have sex. C.J. tells Rick that he is dating Becky, Rick wonders if C.J. can handle taking on a child too. Kimberly drops by to see Macy and confides in her that she couldn't have sex with Rick. Macy tells Kimberly that if she wants to wait then she should, and if Rick loves her then he will respect that. Rick goes to see Kimberly and gives her a gown, he tells her that they are going to have dinner at the Cafe Russe. Becky tells Amber that she and C.J. know somebody that is interested in her, but Amber tells her not to set her up as she is still in love with Rick. Brooke is busy looking at shipments when Giovanni starts questioning her about Thorne, Brooke promises him that she will not let her personal issues interfere with her work. Thorne comes by and senses that Brooke is tense around him. Later a package arrives from Venice.

2

Ep. #3264

As C.J. helps feed little Eric, Becky asks him about his thoughts on Rick and Amber getting back together. C.J. says that it will never happen, but Becky has other ideas. Rick helps Kimberly into the dress he bought her, before heading off to the Cafe Russe. Amber is horrified when she sees that she is going to have to bus their table. Brooke and Thorne make small talk as they work, but Thorne abruptly leaves when they start reminiscing about Venice. Brooke later opens the box left from Venice and finds a wedding gown from Thorne inside. Trying it on, Thorne returns and tells her to take it off. Giovanni goes to enter, but Megan stops him telling him that Brooke didn't want to be disturbed. Brooke tells Thorne that she can't have the wedding, but asks for a dance instead.

3

Ep. #3265

Kimberly and Rick are shocked when they see Amber setting their table. Kimberly wants to leave but Rick convinces her to stay. Kimberly flaunts her relationship with Rick in front of Amber until she ends up crying. Becky and C.J. look through her photos of Paris. As Becky reads some poetry, C.J. confesses his love to Becky. Megan tells Giovanni how deep Brooke's feelings for Thorne are, and how she hopes that they can work it out before it's too late. As Thorne and Brooke dance, he goes in to kiss her but is interrupted when his pager goes off. Brooke later apologises as Thorne offers to leave Forrester Creations to make things easier. Worried about Macy, Thorne tells Brooke to forget what just happened between them.

4

Ep. #3266

At the Cafe Russe, Kimberly tells Amber to leave them alone as she fusses around their table. Rick apologises to Kimberly, but she complains to the manager that Amber is harassing them. Amber gets fired, but Rick intervenes to stop her losing her job. Ridge and Morgan arrive at their hotel in Paris. Morgan is upset to see that they will be sharing a suite. Brooke finds Taylor in Ridge's office at Forrester Creations. Taylor explains that she wants to get hold of Ridge. Brooke tries to make Taylor jealous by playing on her insecurities about Morgan. When Taylor calls Ridge in Paris and Morgan answers the phone, Taylor learns that they are sharing a room. Morgan later catches Ridge in the shower.

5

Ep. #3267

Becky tells C.J. how surprised she is that their relationship is going so well, both agree that they thought it would be complicated. C.J. later goes to Spectra Fashions where Sally and Clarke jump on him for spending time with Becky. C.J. tells them not to judge her, and informs his parents that Becky is coming to dinner the following night. Amber tells Becky that Rick saved her from being fired, but how cold he still remained towards her. Brooke visits Stephanie at home and questions her about Morgan and Ridge's past. Stephanie insists it was just a fling but Brooke isn't convinced. At Forrester International, Suzanne sets Ridge and Morgan up in their office. Ridge later jokes with Morgan about how she dumped him and ran off. Morgan flips out and tells him never to mention that again.

6

Ep. #3268

Becky tells Amber that she had some tests done for some stomach aches that she has been having and adds that she has been feeling tired lately. Becky later tells Amber about how happy she is with C.J., and she questions Amber about her feelings for Rick. C.J. sees Rick at Insomnia and they discuss Kimberly and Becky. Becky calls C.J. and asks him to get Rick to visit the baby tonight to get him alone with Amber. C.J. arrives home and finds Sally and Clarke are not interested in having dinner with Becky. He orders them to be civil to her and to take the chance to know her. As Amber babysits little Eric, Rick arrives and the two realise that they have been set up. At Forrester International, Ridge questions Morgan about why she left him, against her objections. Ridge massages Morgan's neck when she seems stressed, but she later rushes out. Ridge finds Morgan packing her things in the hotel room and he damands to know what is going on.

7

Ep. #3269

In Paris, Ridge refuses to let Morgan leave until she admits the truth to him. Morgan tells Ridge that she has always loved him, and that she only left him because she was pregnant. Morgan confesses that she had an abortion. At Sally's penthouse, Sally tells Becky that she wants what's best for C.J. and her baby doesn't fit into that picture. Becky explains that she too wants C.J. to be a success, she loves him, and she won't stand in the way of that. Sally admires Becky's guts to stand up to her. Rick and Amber grow closer as they play with little Eric. Amber thanks him for saving her job, and Rick can't keep his eyes off Amber as she walks around in scantily clad. Later Amber receives a call from a Dr. Fetter, who Becky had previously seen that day. Believing Amber to be Becky, he advises her to come to hospital right away as he informs her that her test results showed signs of cancer cells.

8

Ep. #3270

In the hotel room in Paris, Ridge vents his anger at Morgan for destroying a child he didn't even know exsisted. Morgan tells him that she wanted the baby, but Stephanie took control and forced her to have an abortion. Ridge later calls Stephanie and yells that he'll never talk to her again. After dinner, Becky opens up to Clarke and Sally about how she grew up. Sally asks about little Eric's father, but Becky assures them he'll never be in the picture. Clarke and Sally warm to Becky as they welcome her into their family. Amber goes to the hospital posing as Becky and Dr. Russell, the oncologist, tells her that she has cancer of the pancreas and must have a biopsy. Later, as C.J. takes Becky home, Amber sits in the darkness and sobs.

9

Ep. #3271

At Spectra Fashions, Sally calls C.J. to her office to tell him that she made a mistake in not trusting Becky. Sally wishes her son happiness as C.J. says that he wants to be with Becky for the rest of his life. Amber tries to tell Becky that she might have cancer, but holds back when Becky gushes with happiness about C.J. Amber only tells Becky that the doctor called and wants to do more tests, so Becky agrees to go. Macy goes to Brooke and tells her that she wants to put things behind them. Asking to be friends, Macy invites Brooke to a barbecue at Thorne's beach house. Brooke later cries to Thorne that Macy has no idea about how close herself and Thorne were.

10

Ep. #3272

Rick finds Kimberly in the studio at Forrester Creations. Rick tries to make love to Kimberly but she stops him again. Macy arrives and invites Rick and Kimberly to the barbecue at Thorne's beach house. Megan sences that Brooke is upset, so she takes three male models to Brooke's office to show off the lastest line of male underwear from the Brooke's Bedroom line. Rick drops in and Brooke asks him about how things are going with Becky. Rick tells her that Becky is a great mother and the baby is happy. Amber and little Eric go with Becky to the hospital. Becky nervously has the nurse do the tests. Later, Amber again pretends to be Becky as Dr. Russell calls. He tells her he needs to see her right away.

11

Ep. #3273

At Spectra Fashions, C.J. shows Sally some diamond earrings that he has bought for Becky. Clarke brings in a tuxedo for C.J. as he informs Sally that he's taking Becky to the Cafe Russe. Becky returns home from work early because she is exhausted. Becky answers a call from C.J. and tells him she can't go to the Cafe Russe, but a dress arrives for her and she is thrilled to go. C.J. picks Becky up for their date, as Amber prepares to go visit Dr. Russell. Thorne and Macy prepare for the barbecue at his beach house. They make love before Sally and Clarke arrive. Macy learns that C.J. is out with Becky, and Sally comments that she is happy both her children are in love. Becky and C.J. arrive at the Cafe Russe, while Amber awaits Becky's test results in the doctors office.

12

Ep. #3274

Rick and Kimberly arrive at Thorne's beach house barbecue. Eric attends alone as Stephanie is visiting a friend. Sally and Eric both state how happy they are that Thorne and Macy are together. Thorne later asks Sally if she has heard from Adam, but she informs him that she doesn't intend to. Rick and Kimberly go to the bedroom but are interupted again when Eric comes in to take a telephone call from Ridge. Macy goes to use the phone in the kitchen and hears Eric and Ridge on the other line. She is shocked when she hears Ridge and Eric discussing their plan from Venice. At the Cafe Russe, Becky marvels that she is there. Becky is even more blown away when a plate arrives with the diamond earrings on it that C.J. bought her. At the hospital, Amber, posing as Becky, is informed that Becky has a stage four cancer of the pancreas. Dr. Russell tells her that they can ease the pain but there is no chance of a recovery. Amber is distraught when the doctor gives Becky six months to live.

13

Ep. #3275

Dr. Russell gives Amber a perscription and advises her to make arrangements for the baby. C.J. and Becky enjoy their meal at the Cafe Russe as they declare their love for one another. Amber later arrives and Becky is concerned when she sees Amber crying. Brooke arrives home and tells Katie that Macy invited her to a barbecue. Brooke says that any hope she had of reuniting with Thorne has died. Meanwhile at the barbecue, Macy is stunned with what she hears and Eric, Sally and Clarke soon leave when they notice her strange behavior. Rick helps Thorne clean up after the party, while Macy takes Kimberly aside and informs her of what she heard. Kimberly is amazed when Macy says that Thorne only married her because of what Eric and Ridge did.

14

Ep. #3276

As Rick tells Thorne about his sexual frustration with Kimberly, Macy is inside going out of her mind rehashing Eric and Ridge's conversation. Kimberly advises Macy to calm down, but she is unable to control her fears that Thorne would rather be with Brooke. In Paris, Ridge questions Morgan on what happened to her after her abortion. She tells him that Stephanie sent her away, and ever since she has suffered from depression and she almost had a nervous breakdown. Stephanie is at home with Eric as she tells him of her concerns about Morgan. Eric thinks Stephanie is making an issue out of nothing, but Stephanie insists that Morgan is cunning and after Ridge. Stephanie later calls Ridge, but Morgan takes the call. Stephanie warns Morgan not to return to Los Angeles, but Morgan informs Stephanie that she is going to make her pay.

15

Ep. #3277

As Morgan and Ridge board their return flight to L.A., Ridge shows Morgan photographs of Thomas, and the twins. Morgan tells Ridge that she hopes she has the same family life one day. Taylor visits Stephanie at her home and Stephanie begins warning Taylor that Morgan is a threat to her marriage, although Taylor won't hear of it. Amber makes Becky a smoothie and secretly blends up her medication into it. Later, Megan senses something is wrong when Becky winces in pain, dropping files everywhere. Amber goes to Stephanie seeking help. Stephanie refuses to talk to Amber, so Amber is forced to tell Stephanie that Becky has cancer.

16

Ep. #3278

Ridge returns home to Taylor and the kids with gifts. Ridge tells Taylor how much he missed her before they head over to Forrester Creations. Brooke attempts to drill information from Morgan about her time with Ridge in Paris. Brooke later tries the same thing with Ridge. Morgan sees Taylor in Ridge's office with the kids and thinks about the family she could have had with Ridge. Becky works with Thorne in his office when she experiences some stomach pain and Thorne notices. Amber informs Stephanie that Becky is dying and Stephanie insists that Becky has to be told. Amber makes Stephanie see that she is trying to spare Becky the pain as this is the first time in her life that she is happy. Stephanie holds Amber as she sobs.

17

Ep. #3279

Brooke questions Ridge about his involvement with Morgan. Ridge tells Brooke to butt out, but she doesn't let up. Taylor stops by Morgan's office and Morgan confesses to Taylor that she is jealous of her family. Morgan says that her life is empty and she wants a baby. Taylor promises to help her. Thorne questions Becky about her stomach pains but she changes the subject. Stephanie believes Becky should be told about her condition but Amber refuses to kill Becky's dream of a happy life. Amber pleads with Stephanie to keep the truth to herself and help make Becky's final months worthwhile. Becky comes by with some samples for Eric and is surprised to see Amber and Stephanie talking.

18

Ep. #3280

Taylor suggests Morgan find a husband to have children with, but Morgan insists that she just wants a baby and not a man. Taylor suggests they look into artificial insemination. Becky thinks Stephanie and Amber making up is reason to celebrate but Stephanie suggests Becky go home and rest. Amber thanks Stephanie for not telling Becky about her cancer and Stephanie promises to help Amber make Becky's final months happy. Macy prepares a special dinner for Thorne. He tells her that he has to go to the office but promises to be home in time for the meal. Kimberly drops by and Macy tells her to forget their last conversation, telling Kimberly that she won't allow Brooke to become an issue. Thorne later calls Macy and tells her that he is going to be late home. Macy learns that he is working with Brooke.

19

Ep. #3281

Morgan tells Ridge about her decision to have a baby. Ridge tries to talk her out of it, but Morgan says that having a baby will finally end the nightmare of her abortion. Giovanni stops by Brooke's office and worries about her working with Thorne. Brooke tells him that she respects Thorne's marriage to Macy, although it isn't easy for her. Macy sits alone waiting for Thorne as Kimberly calls. Kimberly offers to come over and be with Macy, but Macy assures her that she is fine. When Thorne arrives home he finds Macy in bed. As Brooke calls to thank Thorne for staying late to finish their work, Macy tries to contain her tears of pain and dissapointment.

20

Ep. #3282

Macy brings Thorne lunch to his office but he is too busy with work to talk to her. Macy suggests they go out for dinner but then Thorne gets called away. Macy finds Brooke and begins questioning her about her feelings for Thorne, but Brooke refuses to discuss it. Macy later finds the boxed wedding dress from Venice and is confused when Thorne takes it away. Eric sends Becky home early when she begins experiencing some pain. Stephanie stops by to visit Amber and they begin planning a birthday party for little Eric's first birthday. Becky arrives home and is thrilled at what they are doing. Becky is happy that the Forrester family still love her son.

21

Ep. #3283

Becky drops by Spectra Fashions to meet C.J. before little Eric's birthday party. Sally is suspicious when Becky tells her the Forrester's are throwing it and that Amber will be there. Amber visits Kimberly in her college dorm to invite her to the party. Kimberly refuses to talk to Amber and tries to throw her out. Rick arrives and tells Amber that he and Kimberly will be attending. Eric finds the house ready for the party and is sure there is more going on than he knows when Stephanie tells him that Amber and Brooke will be coming. Thorne arrives but tells Stephanie that he couldn't get hold of Macy. Rick and Kimberly arrive, followed by Amber and finally C.J. and Becky with little Eric. As everyone gathers Eric's suspicions grow when he sees how close Stephanie and Amber are.

22

Ep. #3284

Darla learns about the birthday party and shares in Sally's suspicions, but Clarke tells them that they are being silly. As the party begins, Stephanie has to get Amber to compose herself as she starts to break down. Brooke arrives and refuses to be in the same room with Amber but Stephanie convinces her to stay. Eric then demands to know what is going on and so Stephanie has to tell him about Becky's cancer. Eric agrees to keep quiet about it and help Becky enjoy her final months. Thorne and Brooke talk, while Kimberly tries to listen in on their conversation. C.J. apologises to Stephanie for the harsh words he said to her in the past, but Stephanie assure him it's all forgiven. Everybody sings happy birthday to little Eric as Stephanie, Eric and Amber all exchange knowing glances.

23

Ep. #3285

As the party continues, Eric lets Amber know that he knows about Becky's cancer. Eric hopes that what Amber is doing is the right thing. C.J. notices Eric hug Amber and questions her about it, but Amber insists that nothing is going on. Brooke and Thorne also become suspicious of what's really going on when Brooke sees Stephanie talking with Amber. Thorne attempts to call Macy but receives no response. As he leaves to find her, he forgets to take his phone. Macy calls Thorne back but Brooke finds Thorne's phone and answers, leaving Macy even more worried about Thorne and Brooke's involvement. As everybody leaves the party, Amber thanks Eric and Stephanie for all they've done, while C.J. looks on. Macy is at an AA meeting and wonders why Thorne hasn't arrived to be with her to support Roberta. Thorne later arrives but everyone is gone, meanwhile Macy sits at home and finds alcohol in the cupboard.

24

Ep. #3286

Taylor tells Ridge that Morgan left her a note with just an address on where to meet. Ridge thinks it's good that Morgan has Taylor to talk to. Following the address, Taylor finds herself at a fertility clinic. Taylor tries to convince Morgan to wait a while for a baby, but Morgan insists she needs a baby now as she leads Taylor in to see Dr. Palmer with her. Stephanie stops by Ridge's office to ask why he didn't attend little Eric's birthday party. Ridge tells her that he doesn't want to be around her. Ridge comes down on Stephanie for Morgan's abortion, but Stephanie tells him that she has no regrets, saying that she would do it again. Thorne apologises to Macy for missing her AA meeting. Macy questions Thorne about where he was and why Brooke was there, then adds that he spends too much time with Brooke. Later, Macy drives herself crazy with worry about Brooke and opens a bottle of wine, but manages to avoid temptation.

25

Ep. #3287

Sally takes Clarke to the Cafe Russe and informs him that Becky will be joining them. Becky tells Sally about the birthday party and how Amber was welcomed. Once alone, Sally tells Clarke that she is going to find out what's going on, as Amber overhears and freaks out. Dr. Palmer tells Morgan about the artificial insemination procedure, but once she sees the room and memories of the abortion fill her mind, Morgan quickly runs out. Ridge lays into Stephanie when she refuses to take any responsibilty for Morgan's pain. Ridge also lets it slip that Morgan is living in the beach house, Stephanie isn't impressed. Taylor later comes by to see Ridge and tells him how Morgan freaked out at the fertility clinic. Morgan arrives home and finds Stephanie there. Stephanie tells Morgan to pack her things and get out.

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Ep. #3288

At the Cafe Russe, Sally and Clarke continue to question Becky about why Stephanie forgave Amber, but Becky insists that there is no hidden agenda. Sally grabs Amber on the way out and warns her that she will find out what's going on. C.J. stops by Eric's office to ask if Becky can have the day off work so he can take her to Santa Barbara. Eric agrees then calls Amber telling her he needs to see her right away. Ridge and Taylor spend some quality time together with the kids before going to bed to make love. Stephanie refuses to allow Morgan to turn Ridge against her. Morgan insists she is having a baby for her own sanity and brags that Ridge and Taylor will be involved. Stephanie questions how Morgan intends on getting pregnant, but Morgan throws her out.

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Ep. #3289

Kimberly finds Macy at the Insomnia and is worried at how shaken she is. Macy says that she feels like she is going crazy and admits that she nearly had a drink. Macy realises that she has to talk to Ridge. At Forrester Creations, Brooke lays into Ridge when he comments on how she is moving on with her life. Brooke tells Ridge that she wants him to feel guilty for destroying her happiness. Ridge is surprised when Macy later drops in demanding answers about what happened in Venice. In his office, Eric tells Amber about C.J.'s plan to take Becky to Santa Barbara. Eric feels C.J. needs to know about Becky's cancer incase something happens while they are away. Becky is thrilled when C.J. tells her about their trip. Amber goes to Spectra Fashions looking for C.J., but only finds Darla and an office full of roses for Becky. C.J. comes in and Amber tells him she has something important to say.

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Ep. #3290

Brooke looks through photographs of her and Thorne from Venice. Thorne finds her crying and Brooke admits that things aren't any easier for her. Ridge refuses to discuss Venice but Macy demands answers. Ridge explains his plan to suduce Brooke and have Thorne see so their relationship would be over. Macy is in shock when she realises that Thorne proposed to her right after seeing Ridge with Brooke. Amber attempts to tell C.J. about Becky's cancer, but once Darla tells Sally that Amber is in the building, Sally barges right in. C.J. and Becky head out down the highway to Santa Barbara, both excited about their trip. Meanwhile, Sally throws questions at Amber demanding answers on what's going on. Amber confesses it's about Becky, which leads Sally to think she is hiding a secret. Sally threatens to call Becky, so Amber blurts out that Becky is dying of cancer.

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Ep. #3291

In his office, Ridge tires to make Macy see that Thorne loves her, but Macy is unsure. She believes that Thorne would have married Brooke had Eric and Ridge not intervened. Becky and C.J. arrive in Santa Barbara and Becky is blown away at how beautiful their room is. C.J. tells Becky how much he loves her as they begin making plans together. At Spectra Fashions, Amber fills Sally in on Becky's fate. Explaining the whole stroy, Sally is in horror and what she learns, but understands why Stephanie forgave her. Sally insists that Becky has to be told but Amber pleads with Sally to just allow Becky and C.J. one day of pure happiness before crashing her life. C.J. calls and Sally makes him promise to show Becky a good time. Sally and Amber hug as Sally promises to do things Amber's way.

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Ep. #3292

Sally informs Clarke about Becky's cancer and Clarke believes that C.J. needs to be told right away. In Santa Barbara, C.J. prepares a romantic candle-lit meal for Becky on their balcony. They later go for a walk and stumble upon a wishing well, where they both wish to be in love forever. Ridge goes over to the beach house to fix a pipe for Morgan. Ridge tells her that he heard about her freaking out at the clinic. Morgan says she couldn't stop the memories of the abortion. Ridge promises Morgan that Stephanie won't cause anymore problems for her again after Morgan informs him that Stephanie came by. As Ridge comforts Morgan, Taylor comes by and finds them in each others arms.

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Ep. #3293

Taylor questions Ridge and Morgan about whats going on. Morgan leaves the room as Ridge tells Taylor about Morgan's abortion. Taylor is shocked when she learns the truth but begins worrying about why Morgan really came back to town. Kimberly sits with Macy at the Insomnia as Macy tells Kimberly the information she learned from Ridge about what happened in Venice. Kimberly tries to reassure Macy, but to no avail. In the Forrester Creations gym, Thorne enters the steamroom and finds Brooke there too. Thorne goes to leave but ends up flirting with Brooke. He pulls away when she gets close and rushes out. Thorne bumps into Kimberly outside, but quickly excuses himself. Kimberly sees Brooke leave the steamroom moments later. Kimberly confronts Thorne.

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Ep. #3294

Morgan is happy when Taylor says that she knows about the abortion and understands why she wants to have another baby. Taylor and Ridge promise to help her any way they can. Rick visits Brooke in her office and questions her as to why she's upset. Brooke admits her and Thorne's involvement and why he is married to Macy. Rick is shocked but hopes Brooke can move on, however Brooke says she feels Thorne's marriage to Macy will soon be over. Macy tells Sally about what happened in Venice. Sally tells Macy that Thorne loves her, and to fight Brooke. Kimberly accuses Thorne of having an affair with Brooke and informs him that Macy knows about what happened in Venice. Macy arrives and wonders why Kimberly and Thorne are fighting.

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Ep. #3295

Sally pays a visit to Stephanie at the mansion and tells her that she knows about Becky's cancer. Sally and Stephanie both agree that C.J. needs to be told now. Thorne tries to apologise to Macy for making her insecure, but Kimberly constantly butts in. Macy asks Kimberly to leave and Macy tells Thorne that for the sake of their marriage he must forget Brooke for good. Brooke assures Rick that Thorne will end his marriage to Macy soon. Rick supports Brooke and prays that she will get her wish. Kimberly later comes storming into Brooke's office shouting abuse. Kimberly warns Brooke to stay away from Thorne.

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Ep. #3296

Kimberly yells at Brooke to keep her distance from Thorne and Macy. Brooke reminds Kimberly that she is her boss, but Kimberly dares Brooke to throw her out. Kimberly storms out after saying her final word. Thorne tries to talk to Macy but she continues to talk on about how Brooke is a threat and needs to stay away from them. Macy tells Thorne that she needs him and wouldn't know what to do without him in her life. Thorne later goes to Brooke and tells her about how delicate Macy is right now. Brooke insists that Macy must be told the seriousness of their feelings for one another, but Thorne remains confused. In Santa Barbara, Becky and C.J. enjoy more time together as they declare their love, but C.J. grows worried when he sees Becky in pain. Sally and Stephanie drop by to see Amber and tell her that they believe Becky and C.J. need to be told of the cancer tonight. C.J. later calls Amber and tells her that they are coming home because Becky is unwell.

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Ep. #3297

Brooke tells Thorne that he is living a lie and should end his marriage to Macy. Thorne tells her he feels responsible for Macy, but Brooke tells him that she should be Eric and Ridge's responsibility after what they did. Kimberly grabs Macy and tells her about Thorne and Brooke in the steam room. Macy tries to make excuses for Thorne but then storms out to find Brooke. Macy barges into Brooke's office and demands that she stay out of her marriage. Brooke loses it and tells Macy that Thorne is only staying married to her because she is weak. Clarke goes to Eric and they discuss Becky and C.J. Eric supports Clarke as he worries how Becky's cancer will affect C.J. In Santa Barbara, Becky's pain gets worse and C.J. says that they should get home rigght away. Becky makes a final wish in the well before leaving; that she and C.J. be happy forever. Amber tells Sally and Stephanie that she is having second thoughts about telling Becky the truth, but they insist that she must be told. Amber prepares herself as there's a knock at the door.

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Ep. #3298

Kimberly visits Rick and they begin arguing when discussing Thorne, Macy and Brooke. Kimberly bad mouths Brooke but Rick stands by his mother. Kimberly informs Rick that she will be standing by her sister and storms out. Macy lays into Brooke and accuses her of being a slut and a bad mother. Brooke throws insults back telling Macy that Thorne is married to her out of pity. Macy is furious and warns Brooke one last time to stay away from her husband. Becky cringes in pain on the drive home and C.J. insists she see a doctor but Becky refuses. Amber is surprised when the knock at the door is Eric. Eric says he came to offer his support to Becky when she learns of her cancer. C.J. later arrives alone, explaining that Becky went to the store, and he wonders why everybody is in the apartment.

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Ep. #3299

Clarke finds Darla in Sally's office and breaks the news to her of Becky's cancer. Darla sobs as she wonders how something so terrible could happen to someone so young. Becky stops by a church on her way home and and gives prayers of thanks for her son and for C.J. C.J. questions everybody as to why they are at the apartment. Amber tells the story of how Becky had some tests carried out. With Sally and Stephanie's help, Amber breaks the news to C.J. that Becky has cancer. C.J. refuses to believe it, but Sally informs him that Becky only has months to live. As C.J. breaks down in tears, he tells them all to leave so he can tell Becky alone. Becky later arrives and C.J. holds her close.

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Ep. #3300

In Ridge's office, Taylor and Ridge discuss Morgan. Taylor fears that Morgan is trying to recreate the past and she asks Ridge what he would have done had he known Morgan was pregnant. Morgan listens in at the door as Ridge says that he would have married Morgan. Morgan comes in and thanks them both for helping and supporting her. Amber, Sally, Stephanie and Eric gather at the Forrester estate as they wonder how C.J. will be able to tell Becky that she is dying. Meanwhile, CJ makes Becky one of Amber's smoothies and applies the medication. Becky suffers from some pain as C.J. comforts her. C.J. tells Becky of his plans for their future as he gets down on one knee and asks Becky to marry him.

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Ep. #3301

Taylor and Ridge meet Morgan at a clinic where she shows them a portfolio of the donor she has chosen for her insemination. Taylor and Ridge ask Morgan if she is sure she wants to go through with the procedure and she assures them that she is. Amber, Stephanie and Eric all worry how Becky will handle knowing she is dying. Sally has to stop them from going over to the apartment by telling them to allow CJ and Becky one last moment alone together. Becky is unsure on what to make of C.J.'s proposal. Becky suggests that they wait a while, but C.J. tells her that they shouldn't waste a moment. Becky accepts as C.J. professes his love to her. Eric, Stephanie, Sally, Amber and Little Eric arrive later and Becky wonders why everybody is so glum.

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Ep. #3302

Stephanie, Eric, Sally and Amber are all shocked when Becky's tells them that she and C.J. are getting married. Sally takes C.J. aside and wonders what he is up to. C.J. tells Sally that he wants give Becky a wedding and show her how much he loves her. Sally insists Becky needs to know of her condition but C.J. thinks it isn't time. Amber and Stephanie join them and Amber sides with C.J., while Sally and Stephanie are unsure about continuing to hide Becky's fate from her. C.J. promises that he will tell her after they are married. With Ridge and Taylor at her side, Morgan confidently asks the doctor to start her insemination procedure. Suddenly Morgan freaks out when she sees the tools to be used and darts from the room.

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Ep. #3303

Taylor visits Stephanie in her office and Taylor informs her that she knows about Morgan's abortion. Stephanie begins warning Taylor away from Morgan but she refuses to listen to it. Taylor stops by the beach house to see Morgan who apologises for running out of the clinic. Taylor understands Morgan's pain and promises to be there for her. Becky fusses around worrying about the preparation for the wedding but Amber sends her back to bed. C.J. arrives and Amber tells him that she is going to give Becky the wedding dress she wore when marrying Rick, that previously belonged to Stephanie. Amber later presents it to Becky. Clarke is surprised to learn that CJ didn't tell Becky the truth. Sally informs him that C.J. proposed to Becky and Clarke calls C.J. to the office. Clarke tells CJ that he won't be marrying Becky.

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Ep. #3304

Morgan tells Taylor that she has decided against artificial insemination. Taylor is glad and suggests Morgan look for a man. Morgan says she doesn't want a husband, just a baby and she asks Taylor if Ridge can be the father of her child. CJ tries to explain to Clarke that he's marrying Becky because he loves her, but Clarke believes C.J. only proposed because Becky is dying. Sally supports C.J., but he ends up storming out when Clarke refuses support. Becky tries on the wedding gown as Amber sobs. C.J. later comes by and tells Becky that Clarke is against their plans to marry. C.J. gives Becky an eternity ring and says that their love will last forever.

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Ep. #3305

Taylor is shocked that Morgan wants Ridge to be the father of her child. Morgan says she doesn't want to steal Ridge, she only wants his baby and then she would leave town. Morgan begs Taylor to think about it. Macy wakes Thorne up with a kiss. She tells him that she wants to start a family and tries to make love to Thorne but he leaves saying he has a meeting at work. Kimberly comes by later and Macy tells her that she is feeling unwanted and believes Thorne wants out of their marriage. Kimberly grows concerned when Macy finds Vodka in the cupboard and stares at the bottle. Rick talks with Brooke about Thorne. Rick thinks Thorne needs to leave Macy if he isn't in love with her, instead of leaving Brooke hanging in limbo denying his feelings. Thorne later bumps into Rick who demands Thorne admit his love for Brooke.

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Ep. #3306

Becky drops by Spectra Fashions to speak to Clarke about her wedding. Becky tells Clarke that she is prepared to wait if he is against the wedding, but Clarke gives his blessing when he sees how much it means to Becky. Rick begins arguing with Thorne. Rick accuses Thorne of being a coward by staying with Macy, Thorne flips out as Brooke enters. Brooke gets Rick to leave and Thorne finally admits that he loves Brooke. They kiss as he promises he will end his marriage to Macy. Kimberly desperately tries to keep Macy from taking a drink. Kimberly reassures Macy that Thorne loves her, and the alcohol will only make things worse. Kimberly manages to take the bottle and leaves with it. Going to Sally, Kimberly tells her that Macy is being tempted by alcohol again. Meanwhile, Macy finds herself in a store and buys another bottle of Vodka.

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Ep. #3307

Kimberly explains to Sally why Macy is insecure, including everything that happened in Venice. Sally is angry that Brooke is still causing Macy misery and she decides to sort the problem herself. Thorne and Brooke declare their love for one another in between kisses. Thorne tells Brooke they have to be together and he promises to end his marriage to Macy right away. Macy sits at home holding a Vodka bottle as she thinks about Brooke. Thorne later arrives home and finds an empty glass in the sink, meanwhile Macy stumbles into Brooke's office wearing dark sunglasses.

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Ep. #3308

A drunk Macy rubs her marriage to Thorne in Brooke's face, but Brooke informs Macy that Thorne is planning to end their marriage. As Thorne sits at home worried about Macy, Sally arrives to have words. Sally tells Thorne that he must reassure Macy to keep her from drinking, but Thorne feels Macy shouldn't be depending on him to stay sober. Thorne rushes out when Brooke calls him over to her office immediately. Macy attempts to down some more Vodka when Brooke steals it from her. Macy flips out and stumbles around as Thorne arrives and sees Macy hammered. Amber makes Becky another smoothie as C.J. arrives. Becky tells C.J. that Clarke gave his blessing. C.J. is thrilled and suggests Becky tell her parents about the wedding. Tilly and Joe tell Becky that they will come to L.A. but only to stop her making a mistake by getting married.

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Ep. #3309

Eric and Stephanie talk at Forrester Creations about Becky. Stephanie wonders if Becky's parents have been told and insists that they should have been told right away. Tilly and Joe arrive to see Becky and Tilly questions Becky as to why she is rushing into marriage. C.J. attempts to reach out to Joe, but Joe refuses to give his support to their wedding. Becky decides to leaves so that Joe and Tilly can spend some time with C.J. Joe notices Amber and C.J.'s shifty behavior and demands to be told the truth. Brooke and a drunk Macy trade insults while Thorne is stuck in the middle. Thorne attempts to usher Macy out the door, but Macy continues to blame Brooke for causing her to break six years of sobriety. Macy demands that Thorne tell Brooke to back off.

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Ep. #3310

Macy refuses to leave Brooke's office as she continues to hurl insults. Brooke agrees with everything Macy says in order to get her out. Thorne takes Macy home and she pleads with him not to be angry with her. Thorne blames himself for Macy drinking and she goes to sleep it off. Thorne calls Brooke and tells her that he can't leave Macy right now. Brooke understands and tells him she loves him. Joe and Tilly demand answers from Amber and C.J. Amber slowly tells them about the cancer and how Becky doesn't know she is dying. Tilly and Joe are distraught and tell C.J. that their won't be a wedding, Joe demands that they gather Becky's things and take her home to Furnace Creek. Becky interupts with a phone call, and Tilly and Joe hear how happy she is at the thought of getting married. They give their blessing as Amber thanks them.

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Ep. #3311

Morgan has coffee with Clarke at the Insomnia and tells him of her wishes to have Ridge father her baby. Clarke is shocked and tells her that Ridge and Taylor will never allow it. Taylor informs Ridge of Morgan's desire to have him be her child's father and asks his opinions. Morgan later arrives for their answer. Macy brags to Kimberly how she put Brooke in her place and tells her that she is past worrying about Brooke. Kimberly remains concerned but Macy says Thorne loves her, meanwhile Thorne is in the bedroom telling Brooke he loves her over the phone. Thorne later goes to Forrester Creations, takes Brooke in his arms and kisses her passionately.

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Ep. #3312

Morgan presses Ridge and Taylor for an answer and Ridge breaks it to her that he won't father her baby. Morgan pleads that she only needs him as a donation, but he still refuses. Taylor apologises but stands by her husband's choice. Thorne tells Brooke that he loves her. He leaves with the promise that they will officially be together within a few weeks once Macy is stronger. Rick later comes by to see Brooke and is happy when she shares the news, although Rick wonders about what will happen to Macy. Sally spends the morning with Macy and discusses her taking a drink. Macy insists that it was just a slip, but Sally remains concerned. Macy feels Brooke is out of the picture but Sally isn't convinced. As Sally leaves she runs into Thorne and warns him that he had better not let Macy down.

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Ep. #3313

Morgan continues to ask Ridge and Taylor to give her the child she needs, but they stand by their decision not to. Taylor's father calls and shocks her by saying he has had another heart attack. Taylor rushes upstairs as she informs Ridge and Morgan that she must go and be with Jack. Macy tells Thorne how she tried to be stronger and regrets taking a drink. Macy blames Brooke for her insecurities, but Thorne tries to take the blame himself. Thorne says that Macy shouldn't depend on him to stay sober, but she feels he is the only one she can count on. Rick confides in Brooke that he is happy for her and Thorne, but wonders how it will affect his relationship with Kimberly. Sally bursts into the office demanding to talk to Brooke alone. Sally warns Brooke to stay away from Thorne. She threatens to destroy her if she doesn't.

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Ep. #3314

Morgan walks into Ridge's office in a skimpy dress and apologises for asking him to father her child. Ridge receives an e-mail from Taylor and is shocked by what he reads. C.J. meets with Eric at a chapel as Eric says he has a surprise for him. Becky soon arrives and is blown away when she sees the chapel beautifully decorated ready for her wedding. Becky and C.J. thank Eric for what he has done. Amber is at home alone when Tawny arrives. Amber isn't thrilled to see her, especially when Tawny starts threatening to tell Becky that she is dying, having heard the truth from Joe and Tilly. Amber manages to convince Tawny that Becky will be thankful for the final moments of her life, before throwing Tawny out the door.

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Ep. #3315

Ridge tells Morgan that Taylor E-mailed him. He says that Taylor explained that nearly losing Jack made her realise what's important and she asks Ridge to give Morgan the child she wants. Ridge has trouble believing it, but Morgan thinks it's wonderful. Sally supports C.J. as he wakes up on his wedding day. Sally wishes things could be different, but CJ asks her to hold it together to make this the best day of Becky's life. Amber has to pretend to be Becky again when Dr. Russell calls about a new medication, but Amber hangs up on him as Becky wakes. Becky tries to be excited as she hides her pain through tired eyes. C.J. calls Becky and they tell one another how much they love the other. CJ starts to cry as Becky says she will be his wife for the rest of their lives.

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Ep. #3316

Sally, Clarke and Darla tell Thorne and Macy about Becky's cancer. Macy realises why the wedding is being rushed and she wonders how they can celebrate a wedding when the bride is dying. Stephanie and Eric open their home to Joe, Tilly and Tawny as they arrive from Furnace Creek. Stephanie supports Tilly as she breaks down over Becky's condition. C.J. goes to Rick and tells him about the wedding. Rick tries to talk him out of it until C.J. tells him that Becky is dying. C.J. asks Rick to be his best man. Becky gushes with happiness at the thought of marrying C.J. and she asks Amber to be her maid of honor. Everybody gathers at the chapel as C.J. thanks them all for making the day possible. Amber waits in the bridesroom as Becky arrives. Amber is shocked when Becky says that she knows she is dying.

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Ep. #3317

Ridge finds Brooke whilst looking for Eric at Forrester Creations. Brooke begins digging for information on why he isn't talking to Stephanie and why he is spending so much time with Morgan. Ridge goes to Morgan and she asks him if he will honor her and Taylor's wish. Becky explains to Amber that Dr. Russell called as she was leaving and told her about the cancer. Amber sobs, but Becky thanks her for making her life happy. Becky thinks she should call the wedding off, but Amber insists that she has to marry C.J. Tilly and Tawny hold Little Eric, alongside Eric and Stephanie, while Clarke, Darla, Thorne and Macy sit on the opposite side. As the ceremony begins, Amber joins Rick at the front of the chapel, followed by C.J. and Sally. Finally Joe walks Becky down the aisle to C.J. at the altar.

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Ep. #3318

Ridge tells Morgan he is still unsure about her having his baby. Ridge receives a message from Taylor which seems to say for him to go ahead and make Morgan pregnant. Morgan tries to persuade Ridge to do it, but he feels he must talk to Taylor. The wedding ceremony begins as Stephanie says a prayer. Amber sings a song as Becky and C.J. light their candles. CJ says his vows to Becky and makes her realise how much everybody loves her. Becky halts the ceremony and stuns everybody by announcing that she can't marry C.J.

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Ep. #3319

Ridge drops by the beach house as Morgan lights candles and looks gorgoeous in a stunning dress. Morgan continues to convince Ridge to father her child as she states Taylor is okay with it. Morgan begins pouring the wine as she flirts with Ridge. Becky announces to the stunned wedding guests that she knows that she is dying as Dr. Russell called her before she came to the chapel. Everyone apologises for hiding the truth but Becky thanks them all for trying to make her happy. C.J. manages to convince Becky that he loves her and he wants her to spend the remaining weeks of her life as his wife. Everyone joins in the ceremony as Becky and C.J. say their vows. As the congratulations are flowing, Becky collapses.

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Ep. #3320

Becky wakes the next morning in the hospital with C.J. and Dr. Russell at her side. Amber, Sally, Macy, Tilly and Joe drop in and offer Becky all the support they have. C.J. and Becky later share their joy at being newlyweds. Brooke and Thorne play footsie under the table during a meeting and call it short to kiss passionately. Thorne promises Brooke again that he will leave Macy soon, but Brooke shows concern for Macy's addiction. Macy calls Thorne to see him, but after he tells her that he is busy, Macy takes some drink from a flask in her purse. Ridge drops by to see Morgan as she thanks for him for all he has done. Ridge wonders if Morgan is now pregnant and she says she hopes she is. Ridge goes home to see a returning Taylor and is shocked when she asks how Morgan's artificial insemination went.

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Ep. #3321

Thorne seeks advice from Macy's A.A. counselor. Thorne informs him that he is leaving Macy for another woman and doesn't want her to be pushed over the edge. Thorne is advised to keep Brooke as far away from Macy as possible. Brooke is at Manniquins having lunch with Rick when Macy walks in and orders a drink at the bar. Macy begins yelling at Brooke when she sees her and brags that Thorne is her husband and again warns Brooke away from him. Clarke meets with Morgan at the Insomnia and she tells him she may be pregnant. She cryptically informs him that her inpregnation wasn't artificial. Ridge is horrified when he learns that Taylor leant Morgan her laptop and realises she faked Taylor's E-mail. Ridge goes to Morgan and confronts her over her manipulation.

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Ep. #3322

Taylor stops by to see Stephanie at her home and Stephanie begins ragging on Morgan. Taylor informs Stephanie of Morgan's wish for Ridge to be the father of her child and Stephanie believes this proves her point that Morgan is trying to steal Ridge. Ridge demands Morgan admit to setting him up, but she sees it as something that had to be done to make things right. Ridge frets that he will lose Taylor and his children but Morgan suggests that Taylor never need know. At Manniquins, Brooke tries to offer Macy support as she knocks back another drink. Macy insists that she doesn't need help and orders Brooke to stay away as she hurries out of the bar. Macy'a A.A. counselor tells Thorne that he must be honest with Macy in order for her to get better. Thorne thinks it's cruel, but realises what he must do. Macy starts telling Thorne how she put Brooke in her place when Thorne stops her, explaining he has somethig important to tell her.

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Ep. #3323

Stephanie warns Taylor to look out for her marriage but Taylor insists that Morgan isn't a threat. Stephanie can't understand why Taylor isn't taking Morgan more seriously. Ridge vents his anger to Morgan but she continues to say that it was right. Ridge says Taylor needs to know but Morgan tries to stop him ruining things. Taylor walks in and offers support to Morgan and hopes she is pregnant. As Ridge leaves he tells Morgan that he wants to be with her when she takes her pregnancy test. Brooke informs Rick that Thorne is ending his marriage to Macy but Rick feels it may be too much for her to handle while she is back on the drink. Thorne tells Macy that their marriage was a mistake. Macy tries to convince him otherwise but he says that he wants a divorce.

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Ep. #3324

Macy begs Thorne not to give up on their marriage. Macy blames Brooke but Thorne insists it's nothing to do with her. Macy wonders if it's about her drinking, but Thorne explains he just doesn't love her the way he should. Kimberly, Clarke and Sally gather in her office at Spectra Fashions. Sally feels Thorne won't leave Macy but Clarke and Kimberly believe Brooke is a serious threat. Kimberly decides to go to Brooke herself, while Sally hopes and prays for Macy's marriage. Kimberly goes to Brooke and warns her to back off Thorne and Macy's marriage. Brooke says that Macy came between her and Thorne, not the other way around. Kimberly pleads that Brooke just give Macy some space and let her save her marriage.

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Ep. #3325

C.J. takes Becky home from the hospital to an apartment filled with Amber, Rick, Stephanie, Joe, Tilly and Little Eric. They all wish her a welcome home as they share cake. Becky talks to her son about everyone in the family as she knows he will be well taken care of. When Macy realises that their is no saving her marriage, she asks Thorne to leave as she wants to be alone. Once alone she knocks back some more vodka. Kimberly is furious when Brooke refusues to take any responsibility for Macy going back on the bottle. Kimberly thinks Brooke is vile and warns her that once Macy is better that Brooke had better watch out. Thorne later arrives and tells Brooke that he asked Macy for a divorce. Kimberly drops in on Macy and finds her drinking. Macy says she has no reason to stop and informs Kimberly that Brooke hasn't yet won the war.

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Ep. #3326

C.J. seeks support from Sally as he tells her Becky is getting worse and feels she is slipping away. Becky hints that Rick and Amber seemed closer at her welcome home party, but Amber doesn't want to think about it. Rick later comes by to spend time with the baby and Becky suggests the idea of him getting back with Amber but he doesn't believe it's possible. C.J. later drops by and tells her he is taking her out for dinner, while Amber offers to watch the baby. Taylor goes to Morgan to talk to her about her insemination procedure. Morgan thanks Taylor for allowing Ridge to help and offers her and Ridge to be godparents. Stephanie tells Ridge that Morgan is manipulative and she sences a change in his attitude towards Morgan. Stephanie suggests they have Brooke fire Morgan. Stephanie later goes to Morgan and begins ripping into her.

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Ep. #3327

Rick comes by to see little Eric, whom Amber is looking after. They discuss Becky's after-death wishes for Little Eric. Rick mentions Becky's idea of him and Amber getting back together, but both agree that it isn't an option. Becky and C.J. have dinner at the Cafe Russe and Becky wonders if C.J. finds Amber attractive. C.J. understands Becky just wants two parents for her son, but he feels this isn't the right time to discuss it. Ridge can't keep his hands off Taylor and suggests they go on vacation. Taylor wonders what has Ridge so stressed but she puts it down to work. Stephanie questions Morgan about what she is up to, but Morgan feels Stephanie is only concerned because she knows Ridge has feelings for her. Ridge later drops in and realises Morgan is insane as she jokes about the situation. Ridge tells her that she had better not be pregnant.

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Ep. #3328

Brooke finds Morgan working late in her office. Brooke is shocked when Morgan says that Ridge helped her get pregnant. Brooke presses for answers but Morgan remains secretive. Ridge arrives home to find Taylor waiting for him in the bedroom. She seduces him and they make love and Taylor tells him how safe she feels. Ridge later calls Morgan and orders her to meet him tonight. Becky and C.J. discuss when they first met and Becky tells him that after she has gone she wants him to move on with someone else. They have a dance, but Becky collapses. Rick asks Amber if any papers have been drawn up as to who will raise Little Eric but Amber says it isn't important as he is staying with her. Becky and C.J. bound in the door, Amber is frantic as C.J. and Rick carry Becky to the bedroom. C.J. admits he feels Becky is going to die.

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Ep. #3329

Ridge marches over to the beach house and hands Morgan a pregnancy test. She uses it and while they wait they argue about how she manipulated him. Rick offers C.J. support before leaving and Amber tells C.J. he needs to be strong for Becky. C.J. feels it too soon for Becky to die. Becky sits in bed with Little Eric and tells him that she has to leave him. She promises that they will be together again some day. Amber promises Becky that she will take good care of the baby and tell him about his mother. C.J. sits by Becky's side and she asks him to talk about the wedding. They both say that their love will never end. As C.J. kisses Becky, she dies in his arms.

68

Ep. #3330

Thorne spends an evening with Brooke and tells her that he is going to have Macy admitted into rehab. Brooke wants Thorne to move in with her once he has. Kimberly tries to support Macy as she drinks and tells herself how she is a wreck and blames herself for Thorne leaving. Thorne later arrives home after Kimberly has left and Macy tries to touch him but he stops her. She suggests they go bed, but Thorne says he is sleeping on the sofa. Macy is upset as she grabs her vodka bottle. Ridge demands Morgan tell him the results of the pregnancy test and is relieved when it is negative. Ridge lays into Morgan about manipulating him and thanks that there is no baby. Ridge goes home to Taylor and kisses her before making love again.

69

Ep. #3331

Sally and Clarke talk about Becky's death and wish C.J. would come to them for support. Kimberly comes over and tells them that Macy is drinking and Thorne has asked for divorce. Thorne meets with Jonathan Young to obtain the divorce papers and is told he just needs Macy's signature. Macy pays Brooke a visit at her home and tells her that she can't have Thorne. Macy accuses Brooke of being a slut using sex as an excuse for love. Brooke controls herself as Macy insults her. Thorne later arrives and is shocked at Macy being there. Apologising to Brooke for Macy's behavior, he hands Macy divorce papers.

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Ep. #3332

Ridge drops some work off in Morgan's office and she attempts to talk to him, but he refuses to listen. Clarke stops by Forrester Creations to find Thorne, but bumps into Taylor instead. He tells her that Thorne is leaving Macy for Brooke and asks for her help. Taylor says she can't get involved and Ridge orders Clarke to leave when he comes in. Clarke is furious at their lack of support and tells them that he hopes Brooke destroys them all, as Morgan listens in from outside. Macy is upset that Thorne would confront her with divorce in front of Brooke. Thorne asks her to sign the papers, but she refuses to let him ruin his life and she tears them up before rushing out of the house. Macy goes to Eric and tells him that Thorne is leaving her for Brooke. Eric shows up at Brooke's at tells Thorne that he won't marry Brooke.

71

Ep. #3333

Clarke comes by to see Morgan at the beach house and he tells her how he wishes to take the Forrester family down. Morgan tells him she is going to get her own revenge on Stephanie. Morgan trusts Clarke with a secret, and tells him that she slept with Ridge. Ridge makes love to Taylor and tells her he loves her, as his guilt obviously shows. Thorne and Brooke order Eric to leave them alone, but he lays on the guilt that their relationship will destroy Stephanie. Brooke tells him that she and Thorne will be together no matter what. Sally finds Macy drinking and Macy tells her that she is going to go up to Big Bear. Sally doesn't think it's wise, but Macy is decided. Thorne calls Jonathan and asks for more divorce papers, then Thorne later receives a call from Macy, asking him to meet her at the cabin.

72

Ep. #3334

Morgan explains to Clarke how she manipulated Ridge into her bed. Clarke can't believe Ridge fell for it and Morgan tells him that she had told Ridge that she wasn't pregnant, but now she isn't so sure. Morgan goes off to take another test. Taylor and Ridge prepare for a barbecue by the pool. Taylor suggests inviting Morgan, but Ridge refuses. Taylor wonders why he has turned against Morgan but he says it's personal. Up at Big Bear, Macy has prepared a dinner for herself and Thorne. Sally doesn't want to leave Macy alone, but Macy explains that she needs one last night alone with Thorne. Sally agrees to leave when Macy insists that she is fine. Thorne leaves for the cabin and asks Brooke to wait at home for Jonathan to bring the divorce papers over. When Thorne arrives at the cabin he is shocked to find Macy dressed up telling him that she has a surprise for him.

73

Ep. #3335

Ridge and Taylor sit around the pool with Thomas and the girls. Taylor wonders why Ridge is so sentimental lately, but he tells her it's because of Thorne and Macy's marriage breakdown. Morgan tells Clarke that she is pregnant with Ridge's child. Morgan is happy as can be, and Clarke revels in the news that will destroy Ridge's marriage to Taylor. Morgan makes him promise to keep the news a secret, saying she doesn't want to hurt their marriage. Jonathan brings Macy and Thorne's divorce papers over to Brooke, and she is happy that'll it'll all be over soon. Meanwhile up at the cabin, Macy tells Thorne that she will agree to the divorce. Macy says she loves him, and wishes him the best, even if that be with Brooke. Macy and Thorne sit down to one last dinner together.

74

Ep. #3336

Morgan brings a sketch over to Ridge, and Taylor asks her to stay to watch the fireworks. Ridge isn't impressed. Jonathan tries to convince Brooke to wait before giving the papers to Macy, but she is insistant on doing it right away. Macy and Thorne talk about old times as they share dinner at the cabin. They thank one another for all they have brought to each others lives. Thorne asks Macy to dance before taking his leave. Macy explains that she wishes to spend the night alone, and will head back to L.A. in the morning. Macy is later infuriated when Brooke shows up at the cabin with divorce papers for her to sign.

75

Ep. #3337

Amber and C.J. arrive home with the baby from Becky's funeral. They remember memories of Becky then decide to clear through some of her things. They find a videotape addressed to both of them, and see that it is of Becky when they put it into the VCR. Kimberly is with Sally at her penthouse and Sally worries about Macy being alone at the cabin when Thorne calls and informs her of this. Kimberly offers to drive up and check on her. Macy flips out at Brooke for bringing her divorce papers. Macy grabs them and burns them in the fireplace. Macy yells at Brooke and then takes back her decision to allow Thorne to be with Brooke. Brooke attempts to leave, but Macy throws her to the floor.

76

Ep. #3338

Amber and C.J. watch Becky's tape as she tells them that she wishes them to raise her son. Becky also suggests that she wants them both to be happy, hinting that they can find that happiness together. Clarke worries that Kimberly won't be able to handle Macy if she has been drinking, but Sally assures him that Macy is sober. Sally begins worrying as she sits and waits for news. Kimberly drives up the mountain and tries to call Macy but gets no answer, while Thorne sits in a diner and gets no answer when he tries to call Brooke. Macy wonders if Brooke is afraid as she lays on the floor. Macy hurls some more insults before grabbing Brooke's keys and jumping into her car. Brooke gets in as Macy speeds off. Brooke demands Macy stop the car as she picks up speed. Macy tells Brooke that she will never have Thorne as she swerves the car off the road.

77

Ep. #3339

Rick finds Bridget at home and she figures out that Brooke has a boyfriend. Rick avoids her questions, but Bridget demands to know who it is. Sally and Clarke both agree that Macy's marriage to Thorne will end soon, neither believing that Thorne and Macy can be happy together now Brooke is envolved. Macy wakes after the accident and finds that her legs are trapped, while Brooke lays unconscious and bleeding from her head. Thorne stumbles upon the accident and Macy instructs him to get Brooke out first. Kimberly later arrives on her way up the mountain and wonders where Macy is. The driver of the truck that Macy hit tries in vain to pull Macy from the wreckage as the tanker starts leaking gasoline. Thorne makes Kimberly stay with Brooke, while he goes to help the trucker rescue Macy, but the tanker and car ignite and explode in front of him.

78

Ep. #3340

C.J. and Amber spend time with Little Eric at the appartment. C.J. tells her that the baby makes him feel close to Becky. C.J. begins thinking about Macy, as if he has a feeling that she needs him. Sally and Clarke sit at her penthouse and look through a photo album. Clarke tries to reassure Sally that Macy will be fine as she begins beating herself up for leaving Macy at the cabin. Clarke says the best is yet to come as they remember memories of Macy. Kimberly screams out for Macy through the flames. Thorne rushes off in a desperate attempt to find her. The firefighters and paramedics arrive. Brooke is rushed off in an ambulance as Kimberly begins to sob. Kimberly breaks down when Thorne says he is unable to find Macy and the firefighters seem like they aren't going to find her alive.

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Ep. #3341

Thorne and Kimberly seek answers from the firefighters. Kimberly breaks down as the fireman says that there were no survivors and that they have found partial remains. Thorne is in shock, but Kimberly stresses that she has to tell Sally. Amber takes the baby over to Brooke's house where Rick is hanging out with Bridget. Bridget is worried about where Brooke is. Brooke is conscious in hospital and calls Bridget and informs her of the accident. Thorne goes to Brooke at the hospital. Brooke finds herself in a serious state of shock when Thorne tells her that they couldn't find Macy. C.J. is furious when Sally and Clarke tell him that Thorne is leaving Macy for Brooke. They all agree that they need to support Macy. Everyone wonders what has happened when Kimberly falls through the door unable to speak.

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Ep. #3342

Bridget flips out when Amber suggests that Brooke and Thorne are romantically involved. Rick tries to get her to calm down but Bridget storms out when Rick says that he doesn't see anything wrong with Brooke being with Thorne. Once alone Rick lets Amber know that Brooke and Thorne are in fact a couple. Brooke blames herself for Macy's death but Thorne tries to reassure her. Brooke wonders how Sally will cope with losing her daughter. C.J. orders Kimberly to tell them what is going on. Sally gently probes Kimberly for answers. Kimberly babbles that there was a car accident and that Macy is dead. Sally refuses to believe it and leaves for the cabin, but is stopped by two officers on the way out. Sally yells out in agony as they confirm that Macy is dead.

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Ep. #3343

Eric, Stephanie, Ridge and Taylor gather at Forrester Creations all in shock over Macy's death. Stephanie wonders why she hasn't heard from Thorne and why Macy was with Brooke. Taylor takes Stephanie to rest in Ridge's office and Eric tells Ridge that Stephanie can't find out that Thorne is involved with Brooke at such a sensitive time. Megan later informs Eric that Stephanie has left the building. Thorne tells Brooke that he hasn't been invited to Macy's memorial but is going anyway. Stephanie barges in with comfort for Thorne and doesn't understand why she knew nothing of the memorial service. Sally, Clarke, Kimberly, C.J. and Darla gather for the service and Sally says she doesn't want any Forresters there. Sally sobs that she needs Macy. C.J. calls Thorne and warns him to stay away.

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Ep. #3344

Thorne tells Stephanie that he is going to Macy's memorial alone, but Stephanie later jumps in her car and rides off too, calling Megan on the way. Brooke finds Eric and Ridge at Forrester Creations. They lay in to her about how her relationship with Thorne has only brought tragedy. Megan informs them that Stephanie is going to the memorial, which worries them all. Roberta comes to the memorial. Sally gives a speech and talks about how Macy was the joy of her life. C.J. follows with kind and loving words of his sister. Thorne and Stephanie arrive, Clarke has to hold C.J. back and Sally bits her tongue as Thorne talks about Macy. Sally flips when Thorne says that he loved Macy. Stephanie is shocked and Ridge and Eric enter the chapel and try to pull her away. Stephanie demands to know what is going on.

83

Ep. #3345

Rick tells Amber that C.J. must hate him right now. Amber tells him that he isn't happy with any of the Forresters. Amber also says that Brooke is going to have the fight of her life once Stephanie finds out. Taylor runs into Brooke and is horrified when Brooke tells her that Stephanie has gone to the memorial. Taylor worries about Stephanie's health. Sally begins telling Stephanie that Thorne was seeing another woman. Eric and Ridge try to get Sally to stop but she goes on and tells her that Macy is dead because of Brooke. Stephanie is confused, but becomes furious when she realises that Thorne is seeing Brooke. Stephanie hits him and calls him a fool. A huge argument breaks out as everyone airs their views. Stephanie suddenly falls to floor and is out cold.

84

Ep. #3346

Amber is working at the Café Russe and has to deal with a table of rowdy rockers. The women of the group give her a hard time but Amber bites back. One of the guys, Ash, likes Amber's style and Amber later finds him waiting for her after she has finished her shift. Dr. Cannon tells Ridge and Eric that Stephanie has had a small stroke and that she needs to relax. Ridge and Eric tell her to let them handle Brooke but once alone, Stephanie leaves the hospital. Sally, C.J. and Kimberly sit at her penthouse. Kimberly leaves as she says that she needs to be alone. C.J. later finds that Sally has also abruptly left. Brooke tells Thorne that she believes Macy crashed the car on purpose to kill them both. Thorne tells Brooke that he wants to get her out of town for a while. A storm brews as Megan brings in flight tickets. Alone in the office, the lights go out and Brooke finds herself face to face with a hooded figure bearing a trophy.

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Ep. #3347

Ash flirts with Amber and apologises for the girls behavior at dinner. He gives Amber two tickets to his concert but she isn't interested. After they have a sarcastic debate, Amber warms to him and offers to give him a ride home. Darla helps C.J. with the baby. They discuss Macy and Darla is concerned when C.J. tells her that Sally took off. C.J. later finds Amber standing in the hall with Ash. Ash attempts to kiss her, but she walks away. C.J. wonders what is going on. Brooke fears for her life as the hooded figure smashes up her office. Brooke tries to apologise thinking that it is Sally, but the figure gets angrier, believing it then to be Stephanie, Brooke says that she loves Thorne. Brooke then realises that it is Kimberly. Kimberly accuses Brooke of killing Macy and then throws her through a window.

86

Ep. #3348

Amber is surprised when C.J. acts jealous over her being with Ash. They get into an argument where Amber tells him that her life is none of his business. C.J. goes to leave but they both admit that they need one another. Clarke stops by to see Morgan who tells him that she is almost two months pregnant now. Clarke offers to help her any way he can which seems to make Morgan happy. Thorne finds Brooke laying in the broken window and Kimberly standing over her. Brooke says that Kimberly is out of control, but she suddenly vanishes. Thorne tells Brooke to leave town now. Stephanie, Eric and Ridge go to Thorne's house and decide to wait for him when he is not there. Thorne arrives home and is surprised that they are there. Stephanie tells him that they have a problem that needs to be eliminated.

87

Ep. #3349

Amber and C.J. debate on living together. C.J. thinks that he is a mess and shouldn't be around the baby, but Amber says that they both need him. C.J. admits that losing Becky and Macy has nearly pushed him over the edge. C.J. surprises Amber by kissing her. Taylor stops by the beach house to see Morgan and questions her about Clarke. Taylor suspects that Morgan and Clarke are a couple, but Morgan insists they are just friends. Thorne doesn't want to listen as Stephanie starts insulting Brooke. Stephanie says that Brooke is responsible for Macy's death and she needs to be out of the family. Stephanie explains that she is protecting her family and that he must make a choice. If he chooses Brooke, he is no longer a Forrester.

88

Ep. #3350

C.J. and Amber both freak out a little after the kiss. They both make excuses for it and blame it on the stress. C.J. later goes to Spectra Fashions where Sally, Clarke, Darla and Kimberly are waiting with Connor Davis. Connor gives Macy's will to Sally in which she leaves Insomnia to C.J., her beach house to Kimberly, and her wardrobe and jewelry to Darla. Thorne is angry at Stephanie for making him choose. Brooke arrives to see him and thinks Stephanie is being cruel by putting Thorne in such a position. Thorne tells his family that he won't walk away from Brooke. Stephanie tells him that he is no longer welcome in their family and leaves with Ridge and Eric. Brooke apologises to Thorne but he insists that his future is with her. Kimberly moves into Macy's old house and watches Thorne and Brooke from the patio. Kimberly vows that Brooke will never have Thorne.

89

Ep. #3351

CJ isn't impressed when Ash stops by to see Amber. He invites Amber to see his band practise, but she turns him down. Ash decides to bring the party to Amber instead. Rick drops in later and CJ lays in to him about Brooke. Things get heated when Rick defends Brooke, so Amber has him leave. Stephanie warns Taylor and Ridge that Macy shouldn't have underestimated Brooke, the same way they underestimate Morgan. Taylor begins questioning Ridge when he suddenly agrees with Stephanie. Clarke suggests Morgan tell Ridge that she is pregnant, but she says she needs to keep it a secret. Stephanie notices them in close contact and barges in. Stephanie asks Clarke to leave the building as he isn't welcome there and then begins digging for answers from Morgan. Stephanie warns her not to cause any trouble and that she is on to her.

90

Ep. #3352

Taylor asks Morgan if she is ok, having overheard her run in with Stephanie. Morgan says she is worried that Taylor will turn on her and side with Stephanie. Taylor says there isn't anything Morgan can do to make her turn on her. Rick goes to Eric and tells him about CJ losing his temper. Eric asks if he feels the baby is in danger, Rick feels that he isn't but adds that he doesn't feel that apartment is the right enviroment to raise little Eric. CJ takes the baby into the bedroom to put him down when Ash, his girl Sam and another bandmember named Twister all barge into the apartment. CJ isn't happy as they all start drinking and making noise. Amber seems to be enjoying herself, while Sam is jealous of her talking with Ash. Twister begins getting a bit drunk and wanders into the baby's room.

91

Ep. #3353

Sally drops by to see Kimberly and wonders if it is wise for Kimberly to be living in Macy's old house and right next door to Thorne. Kimberly tells Sally that Macy wanted her there, and that the house was filled with happy times. Brooke and Thorne make the most of their evening alone at his house. Brooke informs him that she is taking a trip to Forrester International, so they make love out on the deck before she leaves. Kimberly spots them and is disgusted. Thorne later goes over when he sees the lights on and learns that Kimberly has moved in. Thorne comments that he hopes she will forgive him someday for everything that has happened. CJ finds Twister hanging over the baby and flips out. He tells Amber to get everyone to leave. Sam is busy getting drunk and then throwing abuse at Amber for being with Ash. CJ and Amber tell everyone to get out, but before she leaves Sam hides some pot in the apartment and calls the police.

92

Ep. #3354

Kimberly tells Thorne that she doesn't hate him, infact she doesn't even blame him as she knows that he did love Macy. Thorne tries to talk about Brooke but Kimberly snaps at him and begs him not to marry her. Rick tells Eric that he misses the baby and feels that CJ is going to try and keep him for seeing little Eric. Eric says that Amber won't allow it, but Rick doesn't want it to come to that. Amber and CJ manage to get everyone to leave and Sam has a smug grin on her face as she does so. Amber is shocked when an officer shows up at the apartment. CJ and Amber act innocent when he finds the drugs. CJ and Amber try to defend themselves as they are arrested and the baby is taken from them. Amber calls Rick and begs for his help.

93

Ep. #3355

Kimberly tells Thorne that she will never forgive Brooke and that he needs to stop defending her. Kimberly says that she needs a friend but doesn't want to hear about Brooke. Thorne later finds Brooke waiting for him at home, they make love again as Kimberly glares at them. Rick goes to Amber's apartment to collect the baby from the Child Protection Agent. Rick can't believe Amber would get herself into such a situation. Rick takes the baby back to the Forrester guesthouse for the night. Eric goes to bail CJ and Amber out fo jail. Amber apologises to Eric but he tells them how angry he is that they would allow a party around the baby. CJ and Amber arrive home and find Rick there who tells them that little Eric will be staying with him for the night. CJ isn't happy, but Amber says they have to do what is best for the child.

94

Ep. #3356

Rick tells Eric that he can't give the baby back to Amber and CJ to raise in their apartment. Rick suggests that Amber move back into the guest house and he will live at the main house with Eric and Stephanie. Amber and CJ both agree that they are dissapointed in the previous night, they clean the apartment for the baby's return. Rick arrives and puts across his suggestion of Amber moving back to the Forrester estate. CJ says no, but Amber is unsure. Clarke brings over a basket of baby stuff to Morgan. She is very pleased and shows him a crib that she has bought. Clarke tells her to be careful that nobody sees it. Taylor later drops in and sees the baby basket. Taylor wonders if Morgan is pregnant.

95

Ep. #3357

Morgan tells Taylor that the baby basket is for a friend. Taylor goes through to the bedroom as Morgan tries to stop her. Taylor is shocked when she finds Clarke in a towel. Taylor quickly leaves and Morgan thanks him for saving her back. Taylor pops back later and overhears Morgan telling Clarke that they need to keep her secret. CJ can't believe that Amber is considering Rick's idea to move back to Forrester estate. CJ and Rick argue over the baby but after talking with CJ alone, Amber declines Rick's idea. He warns them both that they had better not screw up again.

96

Ep. #3358

Darla helps Amber cook a special meal for CJ. Amber tells Darla that she wants to make up for everything that she has done lately, as well as cheer CJ up as he has been through a lot. CJ tells Sally about Rick's idea of moving Amber back to the guest house. Sally wonders if it wasn't such a bad idea. CJ is angry that Sally would suggest having the baby around the Forrester family, but Sally says that Amber and Rick raised the child for over a year and do have rights. CJ goes home to find Amber dressed up with dinner ready. Clarke goes with Morgan to the hospital to have an ultrasound. Morgan is thrilled when she hears the baby. Bill Spencer drops by to see Stephanie as he is in town and they catch up. Taylor later drops by and tells Stephanie that Clarke and Morgan are a couple. Stephanie suggests Morgan is up to something. Later, Stephanie lets herself into the beach house and has a snoop around while Morgan is out.

97

Ep. #3359

As Amber and CJ share dinner, she apologises for having the rockers in the house. CJ says he doesn't hold it against her and then removes his wedding ring. He says it is time to let Becky go and they dance. An officer later comes by and charges Amber with possession of drugs with the intent to sell. Morgan is on a high after seeing her baby on the screen. Clarke shares her joy, but reminds her that Stephanie can't find out that she is pregnant. Ridge and Taylor lay by the pool. Ridge suggests Taylor find another friend other than Morgan. Taylor can't shake the feeling that Morgan is hiding something. Stephanie finds the baby basket and then the crib. Stephanie rushes over to Morgan's doctor after finding an apointment book. Posing as Morgan's aunt, Stephanie learns that Morgan is pregnant.

98

Ep. #3360

Amber sobs as she realises she is going to have to go to court. CJ tells her not to worry and that they will prove her innocence. Amber begins thinking that she is a bad mother, but CJ kisses her again. Taylor asks Morgan why she is keeping secrets. Morgan says that she isn't but Taylor isn't buying it. Stephanie tells Ridge that Morgan is pregnant. He is in shock and tells Stephanie that he will handle things. Stephanie later informs Taylor of Morgan's pregnancy. Taylor suggests that Clarke is the father, but Stephanie still feels something else is going on. Ridge storms into Morgan's office and makes her confess that she is pregnant. Ridge demands to know if the baby she is carrying is his.

99

Ep. #3361

Thorne finds Kimberly cooped up at home. He tries to get her to come out and surf but she refuses. He invites her to dinner, but again she declines. Thorne suggests she do something to make herself feel better. Kimberly later gives Gladys a call and asks for a makeover. Taylor goes to Clarke to dig for information on Morgan's pregnancy. Clarke keeps quiet but tells Taylor that she will know everything soon enough. Ridge shakes Morgan and demands some answers. Morgan admits that she is pregnant with his child. Ridge is furious, but Morgan says nothing has to change she has everything she wants now. Ridge tells her it will destroy his family and Morgan is in shock when he suggests that she have an abortion.

100

Ep. #3362

Brooke calls Thorne and tells him that she is coming home from Paris. He asks her to stop by when she arrives back. Gladys drops by Kimberly's place ready to style her up. Kimberly suggests some highlights to lighten her hair. After the makeover, Kimberly goes next door to Thorne's to have dinner afterall. Morgan refuses to have an abortion. Morgan suggests telling Taylor the truth but Ridge flips out and demands Morgan get rid of the child. Morgan later tells Clarke that Ridge knows everything. Morgan fears that Stephanie will learn the truth. Taylor confides in Stephanie that something bizarre is going on with Morgan. Stephanie is determined to get to the bottom of it. Stephanie later finds Ridge in Morgan's office on the floor in a state of distress.

101

Ep. #3363

Thorne is impressed with Kimberly's new look. She tells Thorne that she is glad that he made her do this for herself. They have a barbecue and Thorne tells Kimberly that she is beautiful. Morgan tells Clarke that she is scared of what Stephanie will do. Clarke tells her to relax as she doesn't know the truth. Morgan feels it is only a matter of time. Stephanie pushes Ridge to open up to her. He explains how Morgan manipulated him, first with the E-mail and then the telephone message. Ridge tells Stephanie that the baby Morgan is carrying is his. Stephanie is angry and warns Ridge that he will lose his whole family over this. Stephanie tells Ridge that she will handle things.

102

Ep. #3364

Thorne and Kimberly sit out on the deck of his house. Thorne gives her a house warming present, a photograph of a lighthouse in Nantucket. Thorne goes to make some coffee as Brooke arrives. Kimberly glares at her. Ridge goes home to Taylor and she begins talking about Morgan. Taylor still talks of Clarke being the child's father, while Ridge finds it hard to hide his guilt. Stephanie calls Bill Spencer to ask for a favor. Bill meets with Stephanie and hands her some pills. Morgan freaks out and Clarke suggests Morgan get out of town for a while. Morgan agrees and packs her things but on her way out she bumps right into a waiting Stephanie.

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Ep. #3365

Brooke wonders why Kimberly is still at Thorne's. Brooke attempts to talk to Kimberly, but Kimberly shoots her down, not prepared to discuss anything with Brooke. Brooke suggests Kimberly get some professional help, but she says that she has a very dear friend helping her through this. Ridge finds Bill at Forrester Creations. Bill lectures him on how Stephanie is still clearing up the mess that he causes. Ridge asks what Bill is doing and he informs Ridge that he gave Stephanie the pills that'll save his family. Stephanie tells Morgan that this child will destroy her family and tells Morgan to have an abortion. Morgan refuses and Stephanie realises that she has to try another approach. Reaching out to Morgan, Morgan is happy that Stephanie seems to be accepting things.

104

Ep. #3366

Amber brings the baby by to see Rick. They talk about her court case and Amber declines Rick's help of hiring Jonathan. Rick again brings up the suggestion of Amber moving in, she says how different things are between them now. Rick suddenly kisses Amber. Ridge demands that Bill tell him what the pills are for. Bill admits that they will cause a miscarriage. Ridge is furious that Bill would give Stephanie illegal drugs, but Bill feels Ridge should be thankful for Stephanie covering his butt again. Stephanie pretends to care for Morgan and asks for some tea and conversation. Morgan is happy to see that they can get along. While Morgan isn't looking, Stephanie opens a capsule and drops it's contents into Morgan's tea.

105

Ep. #3367

Amber breaks away from Rick's kiss and asks about Kimberly. Rick admits that Kimberly hasn't seen him and doesn't seem to want to either since Macy died. Rick mentions his marriage with Amber and tells her that he misses both her and the baby. Amber returns home where CJ has prepared pizza and movies. He kisses Amber. Stephanie ushers Morgan to drink her tea, but suddenly Ridge barges in. Ridge gives Stephanie a knowing glance and she tries to get him to leave. Ridge has second thoughts and has Stephanie leave which makes Morgan angry. Morgan says that Stephanie was finally accepting her, but Ridge informs Morgan that Stephanie was trying to kill her baby.

106

Ep. #3368

Rick catches Stephanie as she arrives back home. He asks her if she would mind him moving back into the main house, and Amber and the baby coming back to the guest house. Stephanie is surprised and wonders how CJ would deal with that, but agrees to think about it. CJ tells Amber that he cares for her and that his life with her and the baby means everything to him now. He kisses Amber again, later, Amber gets a call from Rick who asks her to think about moving back to the Forrester estate. Morgan is horrified that Stephanie tried to kill her baby. Ridge wonders if he made a mistake in stopping Stephanie. Morgan is fuming as Ridge tells her that he will only be looking out for his own family from now on. Morgan vows revenge on Stephanie.

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Ep. #3369

Morgan flies into Stephanie's house as she is sipping her morning tea. Morgan tells Stephanie that she is going to make her pay. Stephanie tells Morgan that if she carries the baby to term she will go after the child in court. Morgan warns Stephanie to stay away from her, pulls out a jar with the tea inside and throws it in Stephanie's face. Bridget hears two guys at The Insomnia Cafe talking about Brooke and Thorne. Bridget is angry, especially after Kimberly confirms it. Bridget storms out as Kimberly is happy with herself. Brooke and Thorne lay in bed and make love. Brooke tells Thorne that she is going to tell Bridget about their relationship tonight. Thorne wonders if she will be ok, but Brooke believes that Bridget will be happy for them. Bridget later finds them together and is sickened.

108

Ep. #3370

CJ suggests that Amber get some help from Sally in regards to lawyers in court. Amber insists that she can handle it alone. Eric wonders about Amber's day in court. Rick calls her and learns that she is taking the baby, he suggests otherwise, but she hurries off the phone. CJ and Amber arrive at court and CJ insists that Amber needs a lawyer. Darla stops by to see Kimberly. Kimberly tells Darla that Bridget is the one person who can end Brooke and Thorne's relationship. Bridget blasts Brooke and Thorne for their relationship. Bridget thinks that they are both sick and is in shock when they tell her that they plan to marry. Bridget refuses to accept that her half-brother is dating her mother, and warns Brooke that either Thorne goes, or she will.

109

Ep. #3371

Bridget yells for Thorne to get out but he refuses, telling Bridget that he loves Brooke. Bridget tells Brooke that she has been through this time and time again with Ridge and she won't go through it again. Rick stops by to see Kimberly and they argue about Brooke and Thorne. Rick realises that things are over for him and Kimberly. Kimberly later stops by to see Thorne and learns that Bridget reacted badly to the news of his love for Brooke. Kimberly seems pleased and offers to be there for Thorne. The judge rips Amber to pieces in court. Amber tries to speak up for herself but he recommends that she get a lawyer if she plans to be heard. He puts the case on hold for two days. As Amber and CJ leave the court, a lawyer named Sherman Gale gives her his card and offers to help.

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Ep. #3372

Taylor finds Ridge in his office and comments that he hasn't been sleeping well and that he seems to be working far too much. Stephanie walks in and after Taylor leaves she says that Ridge needs to tell Taylor the truth that Morgan is pregnant with his child. Amber has a meeting with Sherman, her lawyer. He asks for a check for $500 for his services. He advises Amber that she could go to jail for 5-10 years and she begs him to do something. Thorne suggests moving into Brooke's place to show Bridget that they are serious about one another. Brooke says that it would be best if he only stay there part time until Bridget warms to the idea. Kimberly meets with Bridget and is happy with Bridget's anger toward Brooke and Thorne. Kimberly suggests Bridget go to her father for help. Bridget later tells Eric that Brooke and Thorne have to be stopped.

111

Ep. #3373

Kimberly finds Thorne packing some things to take to Brooke's. Kimberly can't believe that Thorne is moving in with her. Thorne tells her that he will only be spending the occasional night for now. Kimberly isn't pleased. Bridget tells Eric how sick she feels at the thought of Brooke and Thorne being together. Bridget says that if Brooke chooses Thorne then she is moving out. Eric suggests that Bridget can live with him and Stephanie. Brooke tells Bridget that they need to talk, but she demands an answer on whether Brooke wants her daughter or Thorne. Stephanie advises Ridge to tell Taylor the truth now when he starts worrying about losing his family. Stephanie says he needs to do it before Morgan does. Morgan and Taylor have lunch. They discuss her baby and Taylor asks Morgan who the father is.

112

Ep. #3374

Brooke tries to make Bridget see reason, but Bridget demands that she chose. Brooke suggests that Bridget come home so that they can talk, but she has to promise Bridget that Thorne won't be there. Kimberly is thrilled when she learns that Bridget has stalled Brooke and Thorne's plans of moving in together. Thorne later comes over to Brooke's with flowers but she sends him away. Morgan tells Taylor that she can't reveal who her child's father is as he wants to keep it secret. Taylor is annoyed but still promises to be there for Morgan. Ridge wonders how Taylor will react to learning he slept with Morgan. Stephanie says that it won't be easy but it has to be done. Ridge arrives home and prepares to tell all.

113

Ep. #3375

Ridge finds his living room full of a camera crew and reporters. Taylor tells him that they have been selected for an interview with Fashion Today magazine. Taylor gushes with pride about her family and Ridge loses his bottle to tell her the truth. Stephanie storms into Morgan's office and warns her that she won't have Ridge. Morgan says that she doesn't want Ridge, only his baby. Stephanie tells her that Ridge is going to tell Taylor the truth. Morgan says that it will be Stephanie's fault if he loses his family. CJ asks Amber if her lawyer is getting anywhere with her case. He offers Sally's help again, but Amber turns him down. Sherman later calls Amber and tells her that he has some good news.

114

Ep. #3376

Amber is shocked when Sherman tells her that he can have her charges reduced if she pleas guilty. CJ tells her not to do it, but Amber is shaken and unsure as they have to be in court today. Stephanie learns that Ridge didn't tell Taylor anything. Stephanie says that if he isn't going to tell Taylor the truth now then he has to keep it secret forever. Ridge and Stephanie decide that they need to speak with Morgan. Clarke finds Morgan pacing in a nervous manner. Clarke takes pleasure in the thought of Ridge losing his marriage. Morgan calls Taylor and realises Ridge hasn't told her anything. Clarke leaves once Morgan is relaxed. Stephanie and Ridge later barge in and tell Morgan that they have a problem that needs to be resolved once and for all.

115

Ep. #3377

Amber takes the stand in court and goes with Sherman's advice to say she is guilty. CJ is worried but the plea bargain works when the judge gives her one years probation, 80 hours of community service and drug school. Eric and Rick watch from the back. Later, Eric tells Rick that Amber now has a criminal record and with that it could work in their favor with a custody case for little Eric. Stephanie and Ridge order Morgan to keep the father of her baby a secret. They all agree between the three of them that it stays their secret and it is to stay that way forever. Morgan later worries that Clarke knows the truth. Placing a call to him, she begs him to keep it a secret, to which he agrees, but he realises that he now has the power to destroy Ridge.

116

Ep. #3378

Brooke finds Thorne in her office and she apologises for sending him away. Thorne thinks that he should talk to Bridget, but Brooke asks him to let her handle her daughter. Bridget meets with Kimberly at The Insomnia Cafe. Kimberly tells Bridget not to move out of home as she can keep Thorne away as long as she is there. Bridget thanks Kimberly for her support. Kimberly later feels it's time for she herself to make a move on Thorne. Thorne walks into the cafe and Kimberly sets herself up on the stage and sings him a song to say thank you. Stephanie learns of Amber's court charges from Eric and Rick. Stephanie decides that the baby isn't safe living in that apartment. CJ and Amber talk about her drug charges and how it's all behind them now. Once alone, Eric, Rick and Stephanie show up. Stephanie tells Amber that she has made a big mistake.

117

Ep. #3379

Thorne is thankful to Kimberly for her song, but he doesn't get the message that she intended. Kimberly later drops by his place and thanks him for being there for her. She tells him that he means a lot to her and then confesses that she is in love with him. CJ visits Sally at work and she is surprised that he didn't ask for help with Amber's drug charges. Sally realises that CJ sees Amber as more than just a friend now. CJ tells Sally how Rick is trying to get Amber to move back to Forrester estate. Sally reminds him that Becky wanted he and Amber to raise the child. Stephanie makes Amber feel guilty about her drug charges. Eric and Stephanie push her to move back to the guest house. Amber refuses to leave CJ. Amber has to rush off to drug school but CJ is running late. Rick offers to take the baby. CJ later comes home and finds Stephanie there. He is angry when she tells him that the baby isn't coming back.

118

Ep. #3380

Thorne tells Kimberly that she is confused. She comments that she isn't, what she feels for him is love. He tells her that he loves Brooke and nothing can ever happen between him and Kimberly. Kimberly later watches Brooke and Thorne from her deck. She calls Bridget and orders her to come over right away. Eric pulls some strings with Jonathan to arrange for Amber to miss her drug school. Rick talks with Amber about old times and tells her that he misses the baby and her too. Amber feels her should stop, but he touches her hand. Stephanie and CJ argue about the baby. CJ says that baby belongs with him, but Stephanie tells him that Amber and little Eric will be living with her now. CJ yells at Stephanie for going against Becky's wishes, but she says that Becky wanted the baby to live in safe enviroment, and that's something that he can't provide.

119

Ep. #3381

Kimberly riles Bridget up more by telling her exactly what's going on between Brooke and Thorne. Brooke and Thorne get hot and heavy as she strips to her underwear. Bridget rushes over and barges into Thorne's house. She tells Brooke that she is ashamed of her and yells at them both. Brooke quickly ushers her home. Thorne is annoyed but Kimberly is more impressed than ever. CJ has enough of Stephanie's attitude and storms out to go get little Eric back. Rick continues to pull on Amber's heart strings as CJ bounds into the Forrester home. He begins yelling at Rick for bribing Amber back there. Amber is confused as to what's going on. Stephanie enters and a full blown argument erupts. CJ grabs the baby and goes to leave but the Forresters' warn him not to walk out the door.

120

Ep. #3382

Kimberly goes to Brooke and tells her that she wants to return to work at Forrester Creations. Kimberly suggests a home photo shoot with Thorne supervising. Brooke arranges things with Giovanni. Brooke calls Thorne and fills him in on the arrangement, he is a little reluctant, but later agrees. Eric, Stephanie and Rick come up with ways to lure Amber and the baby back to the house. Eric suggests legal advice, but Rick believes that he can handle it. CJ and Amber discuss his reaction to her being at the Forrester home. CJ gets angry when Amber believes that the Forresters' intensions are sincere. CJ storms out. Rick later comes by and asks Amber if she ever wonders what it could have been like for them and that it's not too late to try.

121

Ep. #3383

Rick asks Amber if what she feels for CJ is real. Rick suggests that CJ is vulnerable after Becky and Macy's death, and that Amber is alone since their marriage ended. He advises her to do some soul searching. CJ later returns and apologises to Amber. He confesses that he is afraid of losing her and admits that he loves her before giving her a kiss. Stephanie tells Brooke of Rick's plans to have Amber move back to guest house. Stephanie and Brooke get into it about her parenting skills. Kimberly takes full advantage of showing her sexier side during her photo shoot. She notices Thorne watching her and teases him. Thorne is annoyed when Brooke calls and cancels their dinner plans so that she can talk to Bridget. Kimberly then invites him to dinner herself.

122

Ep. #3384

Taylor ponders who the father of Morgan's baby could be, but Ridge tells her to drop it. Morgan enters upon hearing her name and tells Taylor that she doesn't know her baby's father. Morgan says that she was artificially inseminated when Taylor was out of town. Brooke tries to see if Bridget has warmed any more to the idea of Thorne moving in. Bridget accuses Brooke of not caring for her feelings at all and storms out. Kimberly and Thorne talk after her photo shoot. Kimberly again brings up her feelings for him but he says that he is far too old for her, as well as being in love with Brooke. Kimberly mentions that Brooke hasn't been around much. Bridget drops by Kimberly's and watches her with Thorne.

123

Ep. #3385

Amber is working at the Cafe Russe and sees Rick dining alone. He makes a play for Amber again but she feels it's just an act to get her and the baby back to the Forrester estate. Rick insists that he really does care for her again. Thorne calls Brooke and tells her that his patience is running thin, he makes her promise to go public with their relationship the following day. Brooke drops by to get some advice from Taylor. Taylor tells Brooke that Bridget needs her more than Thorne. Taylor suggests Brooke take Bridget out of town to show her how much her daughter means to her. Bridget confonts Kimberly and accuses her of wanting Thorne for herself. Kimberly admits that she loves Thorne. Bridget agrees to help Kimberly keep Brooke away. Brooke calls and asks Bridget to go to Hawaii with her. Kimberly thinks it's the perfect opportunity to grab Thorne.

124

Ep. #3386

Bridget asks Kimberly if a couple of days will be enough for her to get through to Thorne. Kimberly seems possitive. Brooke goes to Thorne and tells him that they can't go public just yet as she is going to Hawaii with Bridget. Thorne is angry and feels Brooke is letting Bridget call all the shots. CJ tells Sally about Eric, Rick and Stephanie taking the baby. Amber arrives home and CJ and Sally warn her not to underestimate the Forrester family. Amber still feels that they won't cause trouble but Sally believes otherwise. Eric and Stephanie have a meeting with Jonathan about going after custody of little Eric. Rick says that he doesn't want to take the child from Amber. Jonathan manages to pull some stings on the Forrester's behalf that states that Amber and the child must reside at the Forrester estate for the duration of her probation.

125

Ep. #3387

Rick is a bit unsure on if they should just go and take the baby away from the apartment. Eric says that Amber has no choice other than to move in now or else she will go to jail. Stephanie decides to go talk to Amber first. Amber is at work and CJ isn't impressed that Stephanie is there. CJ tries to throw her out but she gives him a lecture of the hazards of the apartment. When CJ refuses to cooperate, Stephanie orders him to give her the baby. Brooke and Bridget fly to Hawaii. On the flight, Brooke tells Bridget all the fun that they are going to have but Bridget gives her the cold shoulder. Kimberly begins working on Thorne. She tells him that Brooke is only letting him down after everything that he has sacrificed for her. Kimberly asks Thorne to let Brooke go and give his heart to her instead.

126

Ep. #3388

Thorne tries to push Kimberly away but she goes on to say how much he means to her. Kimberly feels Brooke isn't the right woman for him and that all she is bringing him is pain. Bridget and Brooke arrive in Hawaii. Brooke hopes that she and Bridget can get their relationship back on track. Brooke later calls Thorne and realises that he is feeling low, but she promises him things will all work out soon. Bridget calls Kimberly and tells her to do something as soon as possible. CJ and Stephanie bicker as Amber comes home. Amber is shocked by the court order Stephanie provides her with. Amber and CJ argue with Stephanie for trying to control their lives. Amber refuses to leave CJ, but Stephanie warns her that she had better be at the Forrester home by the end of the day or else she will send the police.

127

Ep. #3389

CJ has Connor look at Amber's court order. Connor informs Amber that she has to comply otherwise she will be violating her probation. Amber is upset and doesn't want to leave CJ. Eric, Stephanie and Rick await Amber and the baby's arrival. Amber eventually turns up with CJ and informs them that she will move in on the one condition that CJ can move in too. Bridget is happy to be spending time with Brooke, but grows tired when Brooke mentions Thorne. Thorne later calls Brooke to see if there has been any progress but Brooke cuts the call short. Brooke informs Bridget that she and Thorne are announcing their engagement upon her return to L.A. Bridget calls Kimberly and tells her to make her move now. Kimberly makes sure Thorne can see her across the deck and then undresses in plain view. Showering so he can see, Thorne goes over to her place.

128

Ep. #3390

Kimberly thinks Thorne is impressed by what he sees and she tries to seduce him over to the bed. He tells her that her infatuation with him needs to stop, he loves Brooke and wants Brooke. Kimberly sobs as he leaves. Sally tells Clarke about Stephanie's court order toward Amber. Sally informs him that Amber has a few tricks up her sleeve. Clarke fears that she is in for a fight. Everyone is shocked by Amber's idea of CJ moving into the guest house with her. Amber refuses to live there unless CJ can come too. Eric and Stephanie tell Rick that they have to make a compromise. CJ and Amber are about to leave when Stephanie gives in to her demands. Rick vows to get Amber and the baby back.

129

Ep. #3391

Stephanie, Eric and Ridge gather at Forrester Creations. Thorne arrives and asks them all to attend his wedding to Brooke. Ridge and Eric aren't impressed and Stephanie tells him not to marry Brooke. Thorne loses his temper when Stephanie begins blaming Brooke for Macy's death. Thorne storms out and tells them that he won't be returning to work at the company. Bridget flips out at Brooke when she again tries to get Bridget's blessing. Bridget tells Brooke that she wasted her time if she brought them to Hawaii to get her approval. Kimberly speaks with Taylor about Brooke and Thorne. Taylor guesses that Kimberly is in love with Thorne. Kimberly tells her that Thorne will soon realise that Brooke isn't the woman for him.

130

Ep. #3392

Forrester Creations is buzzing as preparations begin for Morgan's showing. Eric and Stephanie are not impressed that Thorne and Brooke plan to announce their engagement on stage. Ridge notices Kimberly is feeling depressed and Taylor informs him that Kimberly is in love with Thorne. Thorne runs into Rick and asks him to be his best man, to which he accepts. Bridget rushes to Kimberly and worries about Brooke and Thorne's announcement. Kimberly sees Brooke and Thorne kissing backstage. Morgan looks uncomfortable when the press takes photos of her with Taylor. Everyone notices Kimberly's strange behavior and Morgan asks Thorne to talk to her as the showing is about to start. As everyone gathers out front, Kimberly tells Thorne how much she loves him. She grabs him and kisses him as Bridget pulls the stage curtain away, revealing all to the audience.

131

Ep. #3393

CJ tells Sally about Amber's decision to have him live at the Forrester estate with her. Sally is surprised when CJ says that Stephanie agreed to it. Darla comes in an puts the TV on for Morgan's showing. They are all shocked when they see Kimberly kissing Thorne. The cameras go wild at the kiss. Brooke storms off and Stephanie, Eric and Ridge take great pride in what's happened. The press eat it up as Morgan's line begins, but she is dissapointed when nobody is taking notice. Thorne chases Brooke back to her office and she is fuming, she accuses him of having an affair with Kimberly but he insists that he isn't. Bridget and Kimberly are impressed by what has happened. Brooke tells Thorne that their wedding plans are off.

132

Ep. #3394

Stephanie and Ridge fire questions at Thorne about Kimberly. He tells them that she has an infatuation for him and that there is nothing going on. Thorne says that he still intends to marry Brooke. Bridget wonders if she has gone too far in ending her mother's relationship with Thorne and starts to feel guilty. Rick tells Amber how happy he is for Brooke that she finally has a man that she can count on. Bridget walks in and tells Rick about the kiss, Rick feels Brooke must be devastated. Brooke rushes over to Kimberly's and begins hurling insults. They get into it about who is best for Thorne. Kimberly tells her that she and Thorne are seeing one another. Brooke thinks she is delusional and warns Kimberly that she is one step ahead of her.

133

Ep. #3395

Rick rushes out to speak with Kimberly while Bridget is left with Amber. Amber tells Bridget that she doesn't seem surprised by Thorne and Kimberly's kiss. Bridget avoids Amber's questions but she can see right through her. Rick accuses Kimberly of going after Thorne to get back at Brooke. Kimberly snaps that it has nothing to do with Brooke and that she is in love with Thorne. Stephanie is beaming with happiness that things could be over between Brooke and Thorne. Eric isn't as happy as he feels the publicity is bad for the company. Stephanie later heads over to Kimberly's to find out what is really going on between her and Thorne. Thorne begs Brooke to listen to him. Brooke tells him that he should have told her about Kimberly's feelings for him. Brooke says she feels betrayed and leaves. Rick later comes by and punches Thorne out.

134

Ep. #3396

Stephanie asks Kimberly what she feels for Thorne and she admits that it's love. Stephanie is suspicious, but Kimberly tells her that what she has with Thorne would be perfect if Brooke was out of the picture. Brooke seeks Taylor's advice. Taylor says that although Kimberly loves Thorne, she doesn't feel that his feelings for Kimberly are the same. Brooke wonders how Rick and Bridget will feel and Taylor tells her that she must put her children first after what has happened. Thorne refuses to fight Rick and tells him things have gotten out of hand. Rick accuses Thorne of cheating on Brooke and warns him to stay out of Brooke's life. Rick begins fighting with Thorne again as Brooke returns home. She is horrified and Rick tells her that Thorne has to go. Bridget enters and sides with Rick. They tell their mother that the choice is her children or Thorne.

135

Ep. #3397

Taylor talks to Ridge about Brooke. Taylor believes Brooke's love for Thorne is sincere but that she will choose her children over her love. Sally, Clarke and CJ grill Kimberly about her kiss with Thorne. CJ calls Kimberly sick and Sally and Clarke tell Kimberly to stay away from him. Sally later feels she has to be the one to handle things. Rick and Bridget refuse to allow Thorne to hurt Brooke. They curse and insult Thorne to the point where Brooke asks them to leave. Kimberly meets with Bridget who informs her of the ultimatum she and Rick issued to Brooke. Brooke tells Thorne that Kimberly is no longer the issue, but her children instead. Brooke comments that she has hurt Rick and Bridget too many times before with her love life and she isn't prepared to do it again.

136

Ep. #3398

Kimberly stops by Stephanie's home to give her the latest developments. Kimberly says that Brooke is going to choose her children over Thorne. Stephanie isn't so sure as Brooke never does the right thing. CJ tells Sally that he hates living at the Forrester estate and this latest scandal with Kimberly is only going to make things worse. Rick talks with Amber about Brooke. Amber offers him comfort as he is upset and they grow closer. CJ returns and becomes jealous at seeing them together. Brooke tells Thorne that she can't marry him. Thorne begs Brooke to put all this behind them but she says that she has to think of her children. Thorne is desperate not to lose Brooke, but she tells him that it's over and asks him to leave.

137

Ep. #3399

CJ demands to know what is going on between Rick and Amber. Amber tells CJ that Rick needed a friend, but CJ comes down hard on him for the situation with Kimberly. Rick is angry when CJ says that he will be staying in the guest house with Amber, but Amber suggests that he does sleep in the main house with Eric and Stephanie. Bridget finds Brooke in tears and Brooke tells her that Thorne is gone and that their relationship is over. Rick walks in and they all share a hug as they tell Brooke that they couldn't see her get hurt again. Kimberly goes over to Thorne's in spite of the fact that he wants to be alone. Kimberly learns that Brooke chose her children over Thorne. Kimberly later laments that she and Thorne can be together now.

138

Ep. #3400

Ridge is angered when he finds Morgan in her office giving a press interview about her past love life with Ridge. Eric, Stephanie, Rick, Amber and CJ have breakfast. They all make polite conversation but everything that is said is met by sarcastic comments from CJ. CJ leaves the breakfast table and Rick goes after him. Rick tells him to show some respect towards Eric and Stephanie. Rick thinks that CJ is afraid of losing Amber and tells him that he should be. Stephanie talks with Amber and tells her to keep CJ under control as she won't put up with his attitude in her house. Amber tells Stephanie that she loves CJ. Stephanie isn't interested and simply tells Amber that CJ has to move out.

139

Ep. #3401

Amber agrees to talk to CJ about his attitude but refuses to ask him to leave. Amber begs Stephanie to give CJ another chance to which she reluctantly agrees. CJ tells Sally about breakfast with the Forrester family. CJ tells Sally that he loves Amber, she advises him to really be sure on what he wants before pursuing anything with her. CJ goes back to Amber at the guest house and she talks to him about his attitude. He apologises and confesses his love. CJ pulls out a ring and asks Amber to marry him. Bridget doesn't understand how Rick can be falling for Amber again and tells him so. Ridge lashes out at Morgan for playing games with the reporter. Morgan tells him to relax and he says that he wishes she'd have a miscarriage. Morgan is shocked by his cruel words. Later, Morgan falls off a chair whilst reaching for a book. Ridge sees her bleeding, but leaves her laying there.

140

Ep. #3402

Rick defends Amber when Bridget has nothing nice to say about her. Stephanie agrees with Rick's views and feels that maybe Amber and Rick can have something better and stronger than they did before. Amber is in shock and wonders why CJ is suddenly proposing marriage. He tells her that it is what he wants. When he sees that Amber is unsure he tells her to keep hold of the ring until she is. Rick later drops in on Amber when she is trying the ring on and he can't believe CJ asked her to marry him. Rick tells her that the idea is completely wrong. Ridge's guilt kicks in and he helps Morgan. She is rushed to hospital as she has severe stomach cramps. Morgan is terrified that she is going to lose her baby. Morgan has Ridge hold her hand as the doctor performs an ultrasound.

141

Ep. #3403

Morgan is told that she has a tear in her placenta, both mother and baby will be fine as long as she rests. Morgan and Ridge also learn that she is having a boy. Sally goes to Stephanie and they argue about CJ and Amber and then furthermore Kimberly and Thorne. Sally is sickened that Stephanie has no problem with it. Stephanie learns of Morgan being at the hospital and drops by to see her. Bridget and Brooke laugh and joke amongst themselves and Taylor comments that it's good to see them getting on well. Thorne tells Kimberly that Brooke is allowing her children to run her life. Kimberly says that Bridget needs her mother. Bridget later drops in on Kimberly and tells her that Thorne will stay away from Brooke as she wants nothing to do with him. Brooke arrives home and finds Thorne in her bedroom.

142

Ep. #3404

Taylor finds Ridge working late. He tells her of Morgan's accident and that she is having a boy. Taylor is surprised that Stephanie went to collect Morgan from the hospital. Stephanie accuses Morgan of tricking Ridge into being there for her. Morgan insists that he was there at the right time. Morgan says that the secret is still safe and she isn't after Ridge. Taylor pops in and congratulates Morgan on her baby boy. Bridget and Kimberly share an evening of movies but Bridget can't shift her guilt about hurting Brooke. Kimberly tells her that she did the right thing. Brooke asks Thorne to leave but he refuses and kisses her. Thorne tells her not to let her children run her life. Brooke tells him that for the first time in her life she is putting her children first and tells Thorne to go.

143

Ep. #3405

Brooke is devastated about sending Thorne away. She barges into Eric's office where he is working with Ridge and Stephanie. Brooke lashes out at all of them for destroying her life. Stephanie tells Brooke that she is glad that the relationship is over. Kimberly sees Thorne arrive home and he begins drinking. Bridget goes home so Kimberly can be with Thorne. Thorne swigs Tequilla straight from the bottle. He is in serious agony as he burns photos of Brooke. Filled with memories of everybody telling him that Brooke would destroy him, he realises that they were all correct. Thorne breaks down when he comes across a photograph of Macy. Drunk and distraught, Thorne falls to the floor and then sees Kimberly standing over him.

144

Ep. #3406

As the new boss of The Insomnia Cafe, CJ has a romantic meal arranged. He and Amber share good food and conversation as Rick and Bridget enter. Rick is jealous, but Bridget feels Rick is better off without Amber. Rick defends Bridget and asks her to set CJ's car alarm off so that he can speak with Amber alone. Rick traps Amber in the ladies and kisses her. Taylor calls to check on Brooke and Brooke tells her how Thorne was in her bedroom. Taylor reassures Brooke that she has done the right thing in putting her children first. Kimberly tries talking to Thorne, but realises he is intoxicated. Kimberly kisses Thorne and in his drunken state he responds. As Thorne fades in and out of consciousness, Kimberly takes him into the bedroom.

145

Ep. #3407

Thorne wakes up and finds Kimberly in his bedroom dressed in his shirt. He obviously doesn't remember a thing as Kimberly tells him that they slept together. Kimberly later meets with Bridget and tells her that she spent the night with Thorne but nothing sexual happened. Brooke tells Ridge and Taylor how much she loves Thorne and that she can't cope without him. Ridge tells her that she has made the right decision. Thorne calls and Brooke tells him to stop. Clarke and Sally discuss CJ's marriage proposal to Amber. Clarke thinks things are spinning out of control. Eric, Stephanie and Rick talk about CJ and Rick says that he won't allow CJ take the baby away from him. Breakfast is met by more bad attitude from CJ. Stephanie tells CJ that his marriage proposal to Amber was a desparate attempt of trying to hold onto her. CJ later calls Sally and asks for her help.

146

Ep. #3408

CJ tells Amber that he can't handle living at the Forrester estate anymore and tells her that they have to leave. Sally has a meeting with Connor. He tells her that the court order requires Amber to live at the Forrester estate, not the baby. Connor adds that CJ has the legal right to the child as stated in Becky's videotape. Sally informs CJ of this and he decides it's time to move the baby out. Rick tells Stephanie that moving Amber in was just about the baby at first, but now he has feelings for Amber again. Stephanie advises Rick to tell her how he feels. Amber is unsure on what to say when Rick confesses his feelings, Rick tells her that he wants a life with her again. CJ later calls Amber and tells her to pack as they are moving out.

147

Ep. #3409

Clarke brings Morgan a silver rattle as a baby present. She is pleased until he starts bad mouthing Ridge as if the temptation of sticking it to him is getting too much. Morgan reminds him that he has to keep his mouth shut. Clarke goes to Ridge and talks of Morgan's baby and how he will be the father figure once the child is born. Sally and Connor search for CJ's marriage certificate with the help of CJ and Amber. Connor tells them that the certificate, along with the videotape from Becky is all they need to file for custody today. Amber has a distant look as CJ tells her that Forrester family will be out of their lives. Stephanie and Rick spend time with the baby. Rick tells her that it's only a matter of time before they are all a family again.

148

Ep. #3410

Sally advises CJ to keep his mouth shut and allow her to talk to Stephanie and Rick. They arrive at the Forrester home as Rick and Stephanie notice that CJ has moved his things out. Sally tells them that CJ is moving back in with her. Stephanie and Rick are pleased until they try and take the baby. Darla and Amber chat at The Insomnia Cafe. Darla wonders why Amber isn't happy about leaving the Forrester estate. Darla questions Amber's feelings for CJ and asks her if she is still in love with Rick. Amber insists that once CJ moves out, she will be coming too. Ridge finds Clarke at Forrester Creations. Clarke drops hints that he knows that Ridge is the father of Morgan's baby. Ridge flips out and yells at Morgan for telling Clarke.

149

Ep. #3411

Clarke bumps into Taylor and stirs the pot by telling her that Ridge is pretty riled up after he spoke about Morgan's baby. Morgan denies that Clarke knows anything. She assures Ridge that the baby is their secret. Morgan calls Clarke to her office and blasts him for baiting Ridge. Morgan tells him that he had better not cross her again. Taylor speaks to Ridge about why he gets angry everytime Morgan's baby is mentioned. Darla continues to question Amber on her feelings for Rick. Amber decides that she must head over to Stephanie's. Sally and Stephanie go at it as Rick and CJ do the same. Everybody argues over where the baby is going to live. Amber walks in and is horrified. Connor and Jonathan come over with legal aide and Connor hands Stephanie the document giving CJ temporary custody of little Eric.

150

Ep. #3412

Kimberly drops in on Thorne at his office but he doesn't want to talk. Kimberly gets him to open up and he feels bad about taking her virginity and not even being able to remember. Kimberly then goes to Brooke who tells her to get her delusion of being with Thorne out of her head. Kimberly tells Brooke that she slept with Thorne. Jonathan confirms that CJ and Sally have the right to take the baby and live at her penthouse. Stephanie tells Amber that she won't hold her hostage and that she can go too. Sally and Stephanie get into a cat fight about the baby and CJ shoves in some sarcastic comments. Rick takes Amber aside and shows how hurt he is that she and the baby are leaving. He begs her not to go, but Sally, CJ, Amber and little Eric pack their things and leave.

151

Ep. #3413

Sally, Clarke, CJ, Darla and Connor crack open the champagne at their victory over the Forrester family. Amber stands off to the side with the baby and is sickened by them gloating. CJ later apologises to Amber, but she is angry that CJ can take pleasure in other people's pain. Amber tells him that they all love the baby and the situation isn't fair on anyone. Eric comforts Rick as he sobs that he has lost Amber and the baby. Brooke refuses to believe Kimberly's words but Kimberly tells her that she loves Thorne and showed him so in the bedroom. Brooke rushes to Thorne to demand some answers but he avoids the issue. Thorne admits to being drunk and then waking up with Kimberly at his side but he insists Kimberly means nothing to him. Brooke is crushed.

152

Ep. #3414

Brooke accuses Thorne of destroying what they had between them. Thorne insists that it was just drunken sex that he can't even remember. Brooke tells Thorne not to touch her and storms out. Kimberly has second thoughts about making Thorne believe that they slept together. Bridget tells Kimberly to keep the lie going or else Thorne will return to Brooke. Kimberly later finds Thorne feeling down and he beats himself up about taking advantage of Kimberly. Brooke is shocked that Bridget knows about Thorne and Kimberly's night together and warns Bridget to stay away from Kimberly. Rick visits Amber and the baby and asks her to consider a life with him. CJ comes home and throws Rick out. Rick meets with Jonathan. He asks Jonathan to help him in finding the baby's biological father and getting him to sign over his rights so Rick can take him back. CJ proposes to Amber again.

153

Ep. #3415

Brooke admits to Bridget that now Thorne and Kimberly have slept together that any future that could have been for herself and Thorne is over forever. Kimberly starts to tell Thorne the truth but he is filled with guilt about sleeping with her. He offers to stand by Kimberly and apologises. Bridget later comes by and is thrilled that Thorne seems to be getting closer to Kimberly. Kimberly believes it's only a matter of time before Thorne will love her. Rick tells Jonathan that finding the baby's real father is the only way for him to get parental rights. He hopes that it will also bring Amber back to him. Rick starts researching and gives Becky's father Joe a call. Amber asks CJ if he is sure he wants to marry her. Amber gets caught up in the moment at the idea of having a stable family again and accepts to be CJ's wife.

154

Ep. #3416

Rick is hurt that Amber has agreed to marry CJ. He asks her to remove the ring and replace it with her wedding ring, which he still has. Amber asks him not to do this, but he refuses to give up. Amber later goes to a church and asks for guidance. CJ tells Clarke, Sally and Darla that Amber accepted his proposal. Sally and Clarke give their blessing once they realise it is what CJ really wants. Amber returns home to a suprise engagement party. Darla notices that Amber's mind is elsewhere but she assures CJ that she is thrilled. Rick goes to Furnace Creek to visit Joe and Tilly. They talk about how they miss Becky and then Rick brings up the subject of little Eric's biological father. Joe gets angry and doesn't want to talk about him, but Rick says that he needs to know who he is.

155

Ep. #3417

Ridge apologises to Taylor for spending too much time at work. Catherine brings Thomas in to say goodnight and then Ridge and Taylor decide to make the most of the time alone. Clarke stops by to see Morgan, he gives her a massage and then proceeds to kiss her neck. He isn't pleased when she pulls away. Clarke tells her that she is obviously still in love with Ridge, which she denies. Darla questions Amber on whether she is sure that she wants to marry CJ. Amber assures her that her future lays with CJ and the baby and Rick will realise that. Joe refuses to give any information on the baby's father but later lets it slip that his name is Deacon. Joe warns Rick to stay away from Deacon as he seemed like a gangster and a con artist who got Becky pregnant and skipped town. When Joe is away, Tilly slips Rick a photograph of Becky and Deacon together.

156

Ep. #3418

Rick returns home and meets with a private investigator named Ted Jones. Rick hands him the photo of Deacon and asks him to track him down. Ridge and Taylor share a bubble bath and enjoy their moments together. They talk about all that they share and kiss. Clarke continues to try and make Morgan admit that she wants Ridge. Clarke storms out when Morgan refuses to give in to his advances. Morgan thinks about what Clarke said and dreams about a life with Ridge and their son. Morgan wonders if it is possible and calls Ridge. Taylor answers and so she hangs up. Morgan takes a photograph of herself with Ridge and Taylor. She rips Taylor from the photo and places it under her pillow as she bids Ridge goodnight.

157

Ep. #3419

Ridge comes home from work early and learns that Taylor is sick. Morgan drops by to meet with Taylor has they had previously arranged to go to a child birth class. Taylor has to cancel due to being sick and she asks Ridge to go in her place. Ridge is uncomfortable, but Taylor pleads with him to go. Ridge is further unnerved when people at the child birth class think that he and Morgan are a couple. Amber spends some time with Sally looking at gowns to wear for her wedding. She is blown away when Clarke and Darla come in with beautiful dress he has designed especially for her. Amber tries it on and everybody is thrilled at how perfect the wedding is going to be. Rick tells Bridget that CJ and Amber have planned to get married. Rick informs her of his plan to find Deacon. Ted Jones calls Rick and tells him that he has found Deacon, he runs a bar in L.A. called The Lair.

158

Ep. #3420

Morgan tries to get Ridge to loosen up during the birthing class. He tells her that he doesn't need to loosen up or learn anything as he won't be there when she gives birth. Morgan helps tidy at the end of the class. She takes Ridge aside to talk and they both learn that they have been locked in the closet. Bridget tells Stephanie that Amber is planning on marrying CJ. Stephanie feels that Amber is only marrying him for the baby and given the chance she would be with Rick. Rick goes to The Lair and asks a waitress named Carmen about Deacon. Carmen tells Rick that he is her boyfriend of over two years. Deacon tells Rick that he doesn't want him poking his nose in and bringing back faces from the past. Angry, Rick leaves and drops the photo of Deacon and Becky on the way out which Deacon finds. Rick meets with Bridget and tells her that his plan won't work because Deacon is a loser. Unknown to Rick, Deacon has followed him.

159

Ep. #3421

Trapped in the cupboard, Morgan tells Ridge to face up to the fact that she is having his child and asks him to stop with his mood swings. Ridge isn't happy telling lies to Taylor and Morgan isn't happy that her son will grow up without a father. Stephanie visits Amber and asks her to put the wedding on hold. Stephanie advises her to be honest about her true feelings before it is too late. At The Insomnia Cafe, Bridget tells Rick that he'll have to find another way to stop the wedding just as CJ walks in with the baby. Rick goes to leave and spots Deacon at a table. Deacon digs for information from Rick and learns that Becky is dead. Amber informs CJ of Stephanie's visit and CJ yells at Rick for his interference. Deacon overhears the argument and learns that the baby is Becky's.

160

Ep. #3422

Taylor wonders where Ridge and Morgan are as they are running late returning home. Clarke thinks Ridge is up to something when he calls Taylor and she informs him that Ridge and Morgan still haven't come home. Morgan asks Ridge not to hold his bitter feelings for her against their child as the baby is innocent. After they are released, Morgan asks Taylor and Ridge to be godparents. Taylor is thrilled, but Ridge isn't amused. Rick tries to deny that Deacon is the father of little Eric but Deacon doesn't buy it. Rick has to admit the truth but Deacon says that he wants nothing to do with the baby. Amber and CJ make wedding plans and notice Rick and Deacon arguing. Rick tells Deacon he wants him to sign over his parental rights and disappear and Rick offers him $10,000 to do so.

161

Ep. #3423

Sally goes to Stephanie and warns her to stop sticking her nose into CJ and Amber's business. Stephanie comments that the marriage is doomed and Sally orders Stephanie to stay away. CJ fires ideas about the wedding at Amber. He notices that she is distracted by Rick and Deacon's conversation. Deacon laughs at Rick's offer and doesn't believe that he has to cash until Rick mentions that his last name is Forrester. Deacon is intrigued and wonders why there is so much hype surrounding the baby. Rick protests but Deacon joins Amber and CJ. CJ gives Deacon attitude as he talks to little Eric and asks him to get lost. Deacon goes back to Rick and says they have a deal to sign over the rights, but he wants $100,000.

162

Ep. #3424

Deacon thinks back to the night that he slept with Becky. He remembers how he sweet talked her into bed. He thinks to himself how that one night is going to make him rich. Stephanie visits Amber and learns that the wedding has been moved up to the following day. Stephanie tells Amber that she will regret marrying CJ. Amber wants Stephanie to leave but Stephanie continues on that she is making a mistake. Rick tells Bridget about his deal with Deacon. She is shocked that Deacon demanded so much money. Rick asks Jonathan to draw up the papers. Stephanie returns home and learns of the plan, she gives her support and tells Jonathan to hurry. Rick later calls Amber and begs her not to marry CJ. He promises her that they will soon be together and she will be his wife instead.

163

Ep. #3425

Deacon is getting hot and heavy with Carmen when Rick calls. Deacon sends her off as he asks Rick if he has the cash. Rick informs him that the papers are being drawn up. Deacon advises him to hurry. Stephanie and Rick press Jonathan to be quick with the adoption papers. Rick visits Amber and asks her to hold off her plans with CJ as he will soon have the opportunity to be a family with her again. Jonathan later calls Rick and apologises as there may be a delay on the paperwork. Amber arrives at the chapel for her wedding rehersal with CJ. CJ wants little Eric as his best man, while Amber asks Darla to be her maid of honor. Clarke and Sally are so happy as CJ gushes will happiness about his love for Amber. Darla notices that Amber's mind is elsewhere.

164

Ep. #3426

CJ barges into the guest house and warns Rick to stay away from his wedding today. CJ tells Rick that Amber and little Eric are his family now. Rick calls Amber and begs her not to marry CJ. He asks her to admit that she still loves him, which she does, but she adds that her future is with CJ and the baby. Rick calls Jonathan and informs him that he'll wait for the paperwork at Deacon's. Jonathan tells Rick not to give Deacon the cash till the papers are signed. Deacon isn't happy when Rick arrives and they have to wait. Stephanie informs Eric of Rick's plan. Eric isn't happy that they are paying for a baby. Stephanie realises that she must get Amber alone to stall her. Darla notices that Amber is shaken and flustered. Sally says that it's just nerves and whisks her off to get into her wedding gown. Amber cries as she kisses a photograph of Rick and bids him goodbye.

165

Ep. #3427

Stephanie and Eric sneak into the bride's room to speak with Amber. Stephanie begs Amber to just hold off on marrying CJ until she hears from Rick. Amber is confused on what he has planned. Darla, Sally and Clarke are furious that Stephanie and Eric are hounding Amber and throw them out. Clarke and Connor help CJ get ready has Amber begins walking down the ailse. Stephanie feels helpless and calls Rick to tell him to hurry as he's almost too late. Rick gets on to Jonathan who informs Rick that papers aren't ready. Rick asks Deacon to help him stop the wedding but Deacon refuses to help until he gets his money. Rick reluctantly writes Deacon a check for $100,000 and they race over to the chapel. CJ says his vows to Amber and she returns hers. Rick bursts into the church and yells to stop the wedding.

166

Ep. #3428

Bridget visits Brooke at her office and tells her that Rick is in love with Amber. Brooke doesn't believe it and is concerned when Bridget hints that Rick is going to stop Amber's wedding to CJ. Thorne later drops in and Brooke acts cold towards him. She brings up his night of sex with Kimberly and throws it in his face. CJ is furious that the wedding has been haulted and Clarke tries to throw Rick out of the chapel. Rick says that Amber is only marrying CJ for the sake of the baby, which only angers CJ more. Sally threatens to call the police as Eric and Stephanie stand by Rick. Deacon enters and introduces himself. Amber flies at him for everything that he did to Becky. CJ rages at Rick for bringing Deacon into their lives as Deacon says that he has come to collect his son.

167

Ep. #3429

Brooke apologises to Thorne for lashing out at him about Kimberly. Thorne asks Brooke if there is a way for them to move past what has happened. Thorne finds Kimberly in his office wearing only lingerie. She attempts to seduce Thorne but gets nowhere. Kimberly is later confronted by Brooke and Kimberly manipulates Brooke into thinking that she has a date with Thorne. Amber storms out of the church with the baby, refusing to let Deacon take him. Rick follows and informs her that Deacon is signing custody over to him. Sally and Stephanie rip each other to pieces as CJ wonders why Deacon would suddenly want his child. Things get out of hand and Sally warns Deacon not to mess with her family. Stephanie and Eric plan to meet Deacon later for him to sign the papers. CJ attacks Rick before leaving with Amber and the baby.

168

Ep. #3430

Sally and CJ ask Connor what their options are where the baby is concerned. Conner tells them that Deacon holds all the cards. Sally decides that she must talk to Deacon, so she heads out to find him with CJ. Rick, Stephanie and Eric gather at the Forrester home as Jonathan comes by. Rick isn't happy when Jonathan still hasn't had the papers drawn up. Eric and Stephanie are worried about what Deacon is capable of, yet more worried about Sally finding out that they are buying the baby. Rick goes to Amber and she is angry at the risk he has taken. Rick promises her that they can now be together again, he wants their family back again. Deacon tells Carmen about the baby and it occurs to him that he has the money, yet nobody has the baby. He realises that they are willing to pay some serious money in order to have his son. Sally and CJ arrive to get some answers from Deacon. Sally realises that he has been offered money, so she offers to pay him more.

169

Ep. #3431

Stephanie tells Taylor that Rick is close to getting custody of the baby. Taylor airs her concerns that Deacon already has the cash. Amber is shocked when she realises that Rick has paid Deacon to get custody. Rick tells Amber that he wants her as his wife and he would do anything to have that back again. Amber is torn and tells him that she can't hurt CJ. Rick hears from Jonathan, whom has the papers ready. Rick calls Stephanie to accompany him meeting with Deacon. Sally gets Deacon to confess that Rick has paid him $100,000. Sally jumps in and offers him $200,000. Deacon laughs at how much control her has on their wallets. Rick, Stephanie and Jonathan arrive with the papers and order Deacon to sign. Deacon demands an offer of $200,000 from them. Rick is angry, but Stephanie pulls out her check book.

170

Ep. #3432

Taylor visits Amber to offer support. Taylor advises Amber to put her thoughts for the baby aside and think of CJ and Rick. Taylor tells Amber that she needs to make a decision. Amber worries about Deacon, but Taylor assures her that once he signs the papers he will be out of her life. Deacon hands the check for $200,000 back to Stephanie and refuses to sign the papers. Rick flips out and Stephanie warns Deacon not to mess with her. Stephanie sees Sally and CJ lurking in the back and realises Sally is competing against her. CJ and Rick get into it, as do Sally and Stephanie. Deacon tells them all to get out and heads upstairs with Carmen, saying he'll talk to them the following day. Rick calls Amber and informs her that Deacon has custody. Amber is horrified. Carmen asks Deacon what he is going to do. Deacon yells at her that it's none of her business as he gets off on the power he has over everybody.

171

Ep. #3433

Sally decides that she needs to concentrate on the new Spectra Fashions line to take her mind of the family problems. Sally presents her new ad compaign to Darla, which involves a huge python. Sally jokes how Clarke doesn't like snakes. Ridge admits to Stephanie that he is worried about Clarke. Stephanie realises that Clarke is close to Morgan and may learn the truth about her baby. Clarke meets with Morgan and she tells him that Ridge is warming to the idea of being a father to his child. Clarke thinks Ridge is just trying to keep Morgan sweet and adds that the truth should come out. Morgan orders him to silence. Stephanie later barges in and tells Morgan that they need to talk. Meanwhile, Clarke goes to Ridge and yells at him for hurting Morgan. Clarke tells Ridge that he knows that he is the father of Morgan's baby.

172

Ep. #3434

Stephanie tells Morgan to keep her mouth shut about her baby. Morgan tells Stephanie that Clarke doesn't know anything. Stephanie adds that she had better keep it that way if she knows what is good for her. Morgan wonders what Clarke is up to. Clarke taunts Ridge that he has the power to destroy him. Clarke reveals that he knows the entire truth. Ridge is livid and punches Clarke out when he threatens to tell Taylor. Ridge barges into Morgan's office and blasts her for betraying him. Amber panics that Deacon is going to take the baby. Rick tells her to calm down and that Deacon is only trying to get more money from them. Amber can't handle the pressure and heads over to Deacon. Amber tries pleading with Deacon, but it falls on deaf ears. Amber tells Deacon that she can offer him something that Rick and CJ can't.

173

Ep. #3435

Stephanie finds Taylor and the kids having pictures taken in the Forrester Creations studio. Giovanni snaps away while Megan looks on and comments on how lucky Ridge is. Stephanie grows concerned by those words. Morgan admits that she told Clarke the truth as she needed someone. Ridge tells her that Clarke threatened his family. Morgan says that she can handle keeping Clarke quiet, but Ridge flips out and tells Morgan to stay away from him. He adds that he wants nothing to do with her or the child. Sally and Darla present Patsy Python to Clarke. He freaks out, but Sally tells him that she is going to make them lots of money. Their meeting is interupted by a furious Morgan, who kicks them all out and glares at Clarke. CJ and Rick argue about Amber, blaming one another for the problems with Deacon. Meanwhile, Amber tries to appeal to Deacon but gets nowhere. Deacon tells her that he can work out a deal with her right now as he kisses her neck.

174

Ep. #3436

Bridget drops by to see Rick and notices how on edge he is when he can't get a hold of Amber. Rick guesses that she is with Deacon and heads over to The Lair. Amber pushes Deacon away but he warns her that he has control of the baby and advises her to give in to him. Amber begins to cry as Deacon kisses her. Rick arrives, grabs Amber and they leave as Deacon laughs. Taylor hopes her family photograph will cheer Ridge up as she mentions to Stephanie that he has been stressed lately. Ridge later tells Stephanie that Clarke knows that Morgan is carrying his child. Sally and Darla speak to John, the snake trainer. He tells them it's best to keep the python caged in the office overnight, rather than move her, until the shoot the following day. Morgan yells at Clarke for ruining the relationship that she was building with Ridge and she warns him that he will pay. Later, Clarke thinks to himself that Morgan will get over her anger toward him. Meanwhile, the python has been released and slithers across the office floor.

175

Ep. #3437

Deacon sits in his apartment above The Lair and laughs at how he worked Amber. Carmen comes in, angry that Deacon had Amber in the apartment. Deacon tells her that it's part of his plan. Deacon says that he will give the baby to Rick, for a price tag of $1,000,000. Amber tells Rick that Deacon offered to give her the baby if she slept with him. Rick asks Jonathan for some help. Jonathan tells Rick that if they could get Deacon recorded on tape, talking about selling the baby, he could go to jail and they could get custody. Stephanie advises Ridge to tell Taylor the truth before Clarke does. Ridge arrives home but doesn't get the chance to talk to Taylor as she shows him the family photograph and fusses with the children. Clarke takes a nap in his office, when he awakes he is being suffocated by the python wrapped around him.

176

Ep. #3438

Clarke finds it hard to breath as he attempts to break free from the snake. Clarke cries out for help as the python squeezes him. Clarke stops breathing as John, the snake keeper, comes by. He gives Clarke mouth to mouth. Stephanie calls Ridge offering support for after he tells Taylor. Ridge prepares to tell Taylor as she tries to make love. Catherine interupts and tells them that Clarke has been crushed by a snake and may be dead. Deacon kisses Carmen and tells her that they are going to be rich as he heads off to the Forrester home. Jonathan informs Eric and Stephanie of his plan to incriminate Deacon on tape. They are unsure but Rick and Amber feel that it's the only way. Jonathan hides out in the study with the recording equipment as Rick wears a wire. Deacon comes over and they all try to coax him into saying exactly what they need to hear.

177

Ep. #3439

Jonathan instructs Rick, using a hidden earpiece, on what to say to Deacon. Eric, Stephanie and Amber ask him questions that will incriminate him. When they have their evidence, Rick has Deacon sign the custody over to him. Deacon is about to leave when he notices Rick's earpiece. Taylor calls the hospital and learns that Clarke was attacked by a snake and almost died. Taylor is suspicious of why Ridge is so concerned about Clarke. Sally and CJ discuss the situation with the baby when Darla flies through the door and tells them that Clarke is in the hospital. They all rush to The University Hospital and enquire about Clarke's condition with a Dr. Paxson. She tells them that Clarke has broken ribs, a collapsed lung and is paralyzed. CJ begs and unconsious Clarke to wake up. Morgan later comes in when Clarke is alone. Clarke wakes up with her looking over him. Morgan tells him that she didn't want to kill him, only scare him. Clarke, unable to talk, is horrified that Morgan was the one who let the snake lose.

178

Ep. #3440

Deacon is angered when he realises that the Forrester family has tried to set him up. Deacon starts tearing the place up as Stephanie and Eric yell at him to stop. Deacon finds Jonathan in the study and demands he hand over the tape. Jonathan acts dumb until Deacon threatens to beat him. Deacon tears the custody document up and tells them the baby is no longer for sale. Ridge decides that he must see how Clarke is doing and heads to the hospital, which leaves Taylor even more confused. Sally comforts CJ as he is torn up about Clarke. Ridge arrives and sees Morgan in Clarke's room. Ridge notices how scared Clarke looks as Morgan glares over him. Ridge later questions Morgan and she is offended when he suggests that she is behind Clarke's snake attack. Ridge apologises and Morgan mentions how Clarke being unable to talk has infact helped their situation.

179

Ep. #3441

Amber is emotional at the thought of losing the baby. Rick assures her that Deacon doesn't want the baby and is just trying to scare them. Rick says that he refuses to allow Deacon to take the child. Stephanie can't believe what they have caused Deacon to do. Eric suggests sending Jonathan over to Deacon, but Stephanie says that Deacon no longer trusts them. Stephanie can't bear to see Rick beating himself up over what has happened. Rick blames himself and Stephanie decides that she must do something. Amber tells Eric that she has to pack her bags and leave town with the baby so Deacon can't find them. Eric manages to calm her down and promises that he'll sort things out. Carmen is happy with the thought of being rich when Deacon returns, but she finds him in a foul mood. Deacon tells her about the set up and warns that the Forrester family will pay. Deacon flies into a rage when Stephanie walks into The Lair.

180

Ep. #3442

Sally visits Clarke at the hospital with CJ, Amber and Kimberly. Sally is happy that Clarke is awake and when he gives them a sign that he can hear them. Sally is concerned when Clarke looks scared of Morgan's presence. Morgan manages to get Clarke alone and warns him not to tell his family that she let the snake lose. Morgan threatens him if he does. Amber tells CJ about the plan of incriminating Deacon and how it back-fired. CJ is furious that Rick could have blown everything. Rick talks with Brooke and she advises him to stay away from Deacon. Stephanie stands up to Deacon and refuses to be intimidated. Stephanie tells Deacon exactly what she thinks of him in order to get him to open up. He flies into a rage and Stephanie realises that he has a lot of deep hidden issues and has had a battered life. Stephanie pulls him into an embrace as he tries to struggle free, but ends up giving in as he cries.

181

Ep. #3443

Amber cradles the baby as Darla drops by to see her. Darla thinks that the Forrester family made a huge mistake in messing with Deacon. Amber hopes that Stephanie can get through to him. Deacon pulls away from Stephanie as she digs about his parent's treatment of him. Stephanie asks Deacon to give his son the life that he himself never had. Taylor talks with Brooke about how bizarre Clarke's accident was, when suddenly Taylor is called to the hospital as Clarke has been giving signs that he needs to see her. Morgan hears the nurse call Taylor on Clarke's behalf. Morgan slips into his room and warns him about telling Taylor. Morgan threatens to cut off his oxygen supply. Taylor later arrives, but can't understand what Clarke is trying to tell her.

182

Ep. #3444

Eric and Brooke discuss Morgan's designs. Eric isn't happy that Morgan is hardly in the office anymore. Brooke makes excuses that she is pregnant, but Eric wonders if she can really cope. Stephanie marches over to to Morgan and accuses her of trying to kill Clarke, but Morgan denies any involvement. Stephanie tells Morgan that Taylor will know the truth and as long as Taylor is alive, Morgan will never have Ridge. Stephanie tells Ridge that she believes that Morgan set the snake on Clarke. Ridge doesn't believe it, but Stephanie warns him that Taylor needs protecting from Morgan. Taylor tries to make sence of Clarke's mumbles to no avail. Clarke works himself up into a frenzy trying to tell Taylor as Morgan arrives and creeps up behind Taylor holding a scarf, as if preparing to strangle her.

183

Ep. #3445

Ridge tells Stephanie that she is overreacting with her opinions of Morgan, but Stephanie seriously believes that Morgan tried to kill Clarke and that Taylor is in danger. Eric walks in and is confused when Stephanie marches out, declaring that she has to protect Taylor from Morgan. Taylor is shocked when she finds Morgan standing behind her. Clarke is terrified, but Morgan manages to convince Taylor that Clarke is confused and has been accusing everyone of trying to kill him. Taylor is a bit unconvinced, but leaves. Morgan flips out at Clarke and warns him one last time to keep his mouth shut. Morgan switches off his oxygen to scare him further. Eric, Thorne, Brooke and Kimberly have a meeting with Giovanni. Kimberly begins having ideas when Giovanni suggests another photoshoot by the beach with Thorne supervising. Thorne later tells Brooke that he needs her. Brooke sobs and gives in to a kiss, but sends him away. Alone in the studio, a flashlight suddenly falls on Brooke, knocking her unconscious.

184

Ep. #3446

Kimberly tells Bridget about the planned photoshoot on the beach. Kimberly is stunned when Bridget thinks that Kimberly should stop her schemes. Kimberly is worried that Bridget is going to blow everything. Thorne finds Brooke laying unconscious on the floor. Megan walks in and notices another flashlight about to fall on Brooke. Thorne saves Brooke's life and tells her that he loves her as she comes to. CJ and Sally learn of Deacon's demand of $1,000,000 for the baby. They both decide the Forrester family needs to be stopped and head over. Amber sits with the baby and admits to Rick that she loves him. Amber thinks she became too dependant on CJ, but he isn't her future. They kiss as Eric and Stephanie arrive. Sally and CJ barge in and CJ rips into Rick. Deacon grabs Carmen and tells her that they are going to Beverly Hills. They walk into Stephanie's home as everyone bickers about the baby and the payment. Deacon informs them he has made up his mind about who keeps the baby.

185

Ep. #3447

Kimberly asks Giovanni over and seeks his help. Kimberly asks Giovanni to help her get Thorne alone on the photoshoot so that she can make her final attempt at getting him for herself. Bridget checks in on Brooke to make sure she is okay after her accident. Bridget notices how much Thorne cares for Brooke. Bridget listens in at the door after she leaves and hears how hurt Thorne and Brooke are over the fact that they are apart. Bridget later goes to Kimberly and tells her that she will no longer stand in the way of her mother being with Thorne. Deacon jumps around Stephanie's living room pretending they are having a bidding war. Everyone is sickened by his antics, but Deacon loves every moment as he insults them all. Deacon tells them that he wants more than just money.

186

Ep. #3448

Thorne visits Brooke and they begin discussing their relationship. Brooke and Thorne both agree that they have to move on. Thorne assures Brooke that if he has to move on, then it won't be with Kimberly. Kimberly feels desperate to keep Bridget from ruining her plans. Bridget says that she feels too guitly to carry on hurting her mother. Bridget tries to make Kimberly see that Thorne doesn't love her and that she will never have him. Kimberly realises that she has to come clean. CJ and Rick bid against one another for who is best to raise the baby. Deacon gets tired of their cash offers and tells them that he is keeping his son. They all feel that he is bluffing, but he hands them a court order giving himself full custody. Carmen goes to take the baby, but Amber warns her not to touch him.

187

Ep. #3449

Bridget finds Brooke crying and asks her if it's about Thorne. Bridget apologises for being selfish and tells her that she will no longer stand in the way of Brooke and Thorne's love for one another. Kimberly calls Thorne over and tells him that she is ready to let him go. Kimberly admits that they never slept together, she lied in an attempt to keep him from Brooke. Thorne is shocked, but it soon turns to happiness when Brooke arrives. Amber and Carmen begin fighting as Deacon breaks it up. Sally and Stephanie warn Carmen to keep away from the baby, but Deacon tells them that they are powerless against his custody documents, which Connor confirms. Amber takes Deacon to the study and stands up to him. Amber admits that she is trash just like him, then adds that his son should be given the life that they never had.

188

Ep. #3450

Thorne and Brooke can't quite believe that Bridget is giving them her blessing. Bridget apologises for all that she has done as Brooke and Thorne leave. Thorne tells Brooke that he never slept with Kimberly, they kiss and promise to never be apart again. Bridget comforts Kimberly, but Kimberly admits that she has been living in a fantasy for too long. Amber attempts to appeal to Deacon's good side but he doesn't give in. Amber finds it hard to understand why he is turning down money to have a baby that he never even wanted. Carmen grows tired of waiting and calls the police. Deacon is happy when they arrive, showing them the court order, the officer tells Deacon he is free to take the baby. Amber screams out, begging to have her baby, as Carmen leaves with little Eric in her arms.

189

Ep. #3451

Brooke and Thorne wake up with one another, filled with a happy glow of being reunited. Brooke takes Thorne onto the balcony asking him to remember the moment, at which point she proposes to him. Stephanie meets with Ridge and tells him that he must tell Taylor the truth before Morgan becomes a danger to his wife. Ridge wonders how Taylor could ever forgive him. Sally and the snake handler are pleased when Clarke is able to talk again. Morgan bursts in as he is about to tell all. Clarke asks them all to go, but Morgan returns and warns him never to cross her again if he wants to live. Morgan returns home and finds Stephanie there. Stephanie threatens to have Morgan jailed for attempted murder. She also informs Morgan that Ridge is telling Taylor the truth. Taylor worries when she finds Ridge looking serious, Ridge confesses that he slept with Morgan.

190

Ep. #3452

Amber panics that she has lost little Eric. Rick assures her that they will get the baby back. Rick thinks Deacon will soon realize that raising a baby isn't easy and will give him back. Amber worries that she also has another problem with CJ, she needs to tell him that she wants to be with Rick. Morgan is furious with Stephanie, but Stephanie says that Taylor needs to know the truth. Stephanie feels that Ridge and Taylor's marriage will survive and Morgan will be out of their lives forever. Taylor is horrfied and yells at Ridge to leave as he tries to explain himself. Ridge tells her how Morgan manipulated him, but Taylor doesn't want to hear it, she screams at him to get out. Ridge decides he must be totally honest and tells Taylor he is the father of Morgan's baby.

191

Ep. #3453

Thorne and Brooke kiss in his office as Rick comes in. He is surprised until she informs him of Bridget's blessing and Kimberly's lie. Rick also gives his support. Amber and Rick reveal their news of getting back together. Rick suggests a double wedding to a shocked Brooke. Eric notices that Stephanie has a lot on her mind. Stephanie confesses the whole story about Morgan and Ridge. Eric is devastated and knows that Taylor will need their support. Taylor blasts Ridge for lying to her for so many months. She accuses Ridge of being no better than Morgan and wonders if he will be a father to the child. Ridge insists that he was tricked and that he loves Taylor but she screams at him to get out of the house. He won't leave so she throws him out. Taylor cries uncontrollably on the floor as Morgan shows up.

192

Ep. #3454

Amber begins freaking out that they haven't heard from Deacon. Rick assures her that he will call soon enough. Carmen moans at Deacon about leaving her to mother the baby. Deacon tells her that he doesn't want little Eric, he just needs to make a point. Carmen isn't impressed. Amber calls and hears the baby crying. Deacon hangs up on her. Amber marches over and when Deacon still refuses to let her see the baby, she breaks down his door with a fire ax. Eric tells Ridge that he is sickened by the situation with Morgan. Stephanie is more concerned about Taylor and wonders how she is coping. Morgan tries apologising to Taylor, but Taylor orders her away. Morgan insists that she doesn't want Ridge and attempts to rationalize her actions by bringing up the abortion. Taylor realizes that Morgan is out of her mind as Morgan chases Taylor upstairs and grabs her. Taylor pulls herself free, causing Morgan to lose her balance and topple over the balcony to the floor below.

193

Ep. #3455

Carmen and Amber get into it. Deacon finds it amusing as Carmen pushes Amber around. They hurl insults and Deacon sends Carmen out. Deacon allows Amber to see the baby and she tries again to appeal to his better side. Taylor is scared seeing Morgan on the floor bleeding, she calls for an ambulance and heads to the hospital too. Dr. Paxson informs Morgan that she is in labor. Taylor learns that Morgan's torn placenta has ruptured and the baby is in trouble. Ridge returns home and sees the blood. He notices Morgan's purse and heads to the hospital. Morgan is rushed off to the operating room as Ridge shows up and learns from Taylor what has happened. He attempts to hold her, but she pushes him away. Later, Ridge and Taylor go in to see Morgan and learn that the baby has been born.

194

Ep. #3456

Amber informs Rick of her visit with Deacon. Amber feels Carmen is a threat to little Eric's safety, but Rick advises Amber to let Eric and Jonathan handle things. Amber feels it's time that CJ learned of her new found romance with Rick. Meanwhile, CJ closes The Insomnia Cafe and has Darla help him prepare a romantic meal for himself and Amber. She later arrives and is concerned by all the trouble he has gone through for her. Stephanie visits Clarke and digs for information about the snake attack. Clarke remains silent but says that Morgan has to be kept away from Taylor. A groggy Morgan comes to but doesn't remember how she got to the hospital. Morgan suddenly remembers and accuses Taylor of pushing her over the balcony. Morgan wonders where her baby is.

195

Ep. #3457

Amber tries to talk to CJ but he whisks her away with champagne and romance. CJ gets edgy when she mentions Rick. Amber admits that she cares for CJ, but loves Rick. CJ thinks Rick is manipulating Amber, but she says that her future is with Rick. CJ feels rejected as Amber returns her engagement ring and leaves. Darla visits Rick and asks him to back away from Amber and allow her to be happy with CJ. Rick informs her that Amber is leaving CJ, but she refuses to believe it. Amber later returns home and makes love to Rick. Morgan begins chanting about how she, Ridge and Taylor need to make some choices now her son has been born. Taylor thinks Morgan is crazy as she talks about them all being a family. Morgan is concerned when she still hasn't seen her baby and Dr. Paxson comes in alone.

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Ep. #3458

Brooke and Thorne begin thinking about their wedding. Thorne thinks that they will be getting married alone as none of his family will attend. Brooke and Thorne go to Eric, but he doesn't want to talk to them. Thorne invites him to the wedding and Brooke hopes he will come. Megan learns of Morgan's accident and tells Stephanie, whom rushes off to the hospital. Morgan becomes hysterical when Dr. Paxson breaks the news that her baby died during the fall. Morgan is uncontrollable and accuses Taylor of killing her baby. Morgan lashes out so Dr. Paxson has to sedate her. Stephanie arrives and learns what has happened from Ridge. Taylor is furious that Stephanie knew the truth about the baby and never told her. Stephanie sends Ridge and Taylor home, then heads in to see Morgan.

197

Ep. #3459

Thorne and Brooke try to reason with Eric for him to attend their wedding. Eric feels their relationship has caused too much pain. Brooke informs him that Rick and Bridget have given their support. Eric is stunned but finally decides that if his children can handle it then so can he. Ridge and Taylor arrive home and he begs her to forgive him. Taylor says that he cheated and lied and doesn't know if she can ever forgive him. Taylor demands to be alone and asks him to go. Thomas, and the girls come in with Catherine and he Ridge tells them that he has to go on a business trip. Taylor sobs as Ridge does the same. Stephanie brings Morgan home to the beach house and shows genuine concern for her loss, but Morgan lashes out that she doesn't want Stephanie's fake sympathy. Morgan flips out at Stephanie and she realizes that Morgan is clearly unstable. Morgan throws her out and smashes the windows. Morgan rocks on the floor holding her ultrasound photograph.

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Ep. #3460

Amber and Rick spend time together, both happy to be back together. They decide that they need to see little Eric and head over to see Deacon. Meanwhile at The Lair, Deacon props little Eric up on the bar and lights a cigarette. Rick and Amber are disgusted when they walk in and see him smoking around the baby. Deacon threatens to have a restraining order issued against them and then has Rick thrown out. Amber takes the baby upstairs to Deacon's apartment. Ridge wanders around the pool by the Forrester home and thinks back to when his kids were born. He is shocked when he sees a ghostly figure of his dead wife Caroline standing before him. Caroline tells Ridge to hold on, she adds that he and Taylor will make it through. Taylor sits with Thomas, knowing that he misses Ridge. Ridge calls and asks Taylor not to walk away from their marriage, telling her that he loves her and needs her.

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Ep. #3461

Rick tells Stephanie how Deacon had him thrown out of The Lair, yet Amber stayed behind to be with the baby. Rick is concerned about Amber being with Deacon. Amber is angry with Deacon when she notices that he has been drinking. She refuses to allow him to take care of the baby in such a way and tries to take him, but Deacon won't allow it. Amber decides that she'll sleep over, which annoys Rick. Taylor is surprised when Jack arrives. Taylor seeks comfort from her father and Jack tries to make Taylor see that Ridge was manipulated just as much as she was. Taylor wonders if she will ever be able to trust Ridge again. Eric advises Ridge to give Taylor some time before pushing her to make any decisions. Ridge later walks the beach and finds Taylor doing the same. He holds her and begs for their marriage not to end.

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Ep. #3462

Amber pretends to be asleep when Deacon comes into the bedroom. He knows that she is awake and tells her that they could be a good team. He adds that Carmen means nothing to him as he touches Amber's leg. Amber is stunned by Deacon's words. Carmen is angry that Amber is sleeping there, Deacon yells at her that it's none of her business what he does. Clarke stops by to see Morgan. Clarke tells her that he won't tell anyone about her letting the snake out, but advises her to leave town. Clarke says that her games are up. Taylor tells Ridge that she isn't ready to talk, but he can't walk away. Ridge says how much he needs her and the kids, adding that they are his life. Ridge suggests that they move forward, becoming stronger than ever. Ridge asks Taylor to go to St. Thomas to renew their vows and she gives in with a kiss.

201

Ep. #3463

Stephanie is furious that Eric is attending Brooke and Thorne's wedding. Eric tells her that they have to respect Thorne's choices but she refuses to be part of it. Stephanie wonders if Ridge managed to get through to Taylor and Eric suggests that they go over to see. Ridge and Taylor wake up together and Ridge promises her that he'll never lie to her again. Jack sits with the kids and is thrilled that Ridge and Taylor have decided to work things out. Eric and Stephanie show up and are so happy seeing Ridge and Taylor together. Brooke and Thorne plan their wedding. Brooke wants it at her home and has invited her whole family. Brooke thinks they should start trying to win over his family now. Thorne and Brooke try putting their case across to Ridge, Taylor and Stephanie.

202

Ep. #3464

Amber tells Deacon that she wants to take little Eric to Brooke and Thorne's wedding. Deacon flirts with Amber but she pushes him away. Amber calls Rick and tells him to bring the money to Deacon. Rick meets with Jonathan and they head over to Deacon's with guardianship papers and $1,000,000 in cash. Deacon is angered that they are pressuring him and throws them out, along with Amber too. Brooke tries to reach out to Stephanie, but she refuses to accept her relationship with Thorne. Stephanie mentions how Brooke has been with all the men in the room. Brooke is hurt so Thorne tries to reason with his mother, but she confirms that she won't be at their wedding. Thorne asks Ridge to be his best man, but Ridge turns him down. Eric and Taylor look sorry as a hurt Brooke and Thorne leave.

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Ep. #3465

Brooke sits and thinks about her wedding and all she and Thorne have been through. Thorne arrives and Brooke is saddened by Ridge and Stephanie's refusal to come to the wedding. Thorne calls Eric and asks him to speak to Stephanie again. Rick and Bridget come in and promise Thorne and Brooke that their marriage is going to be perfect, with or without Ridge and Stephanie. Brooke's brother Storm arrives, followed by sisters Donna and Katie and then Grandma Logan. Their parents Stephen and Beth fly in from Paris too. Brooke asks Bridget to be her maid of honor and notices how upset Brooke is about Ridge and Stephanie. Eric tries to convince Stephanie to go to the wedding for her son's sake, but she refuses. Stephanie says she will never forgive Brooke for stealing Eric. Stephanie declares that Brooke will never be a Forrester.

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Ep. #3466

Brooke and Thorne's wedding day arrives. Brooke calls Stephanie and begs her to attend, but Stephanie hangs up on her. Bridget shows up at to see Stephanie and asks her to go. Stephanie refuses and Bridget adds that if Brooke had never married Eric, she and Rick would never have been born. Bridget is hurt that Stephanie won't budge, although Bridget's words seem to affect Stephanie. Taylor tells Ridge she is going to the wedding and suggests Ridge goes too. He declines and Taylor lays on the guilt that Thorne has always supported Ridge. Rick and Amber chat with Stephen, Beth, Storm, Donna, Katie and Grandma about their own wedding. Thorne checks in on Brooke, they are both upset that Ridge and Stephanie won't come. Thorne is later surprised to see Kimberly arrive, she states that she needs closure and asks him to accept her friendship. Stephen and Beth support Brooke and tell her to focus on the joy of her wedding, rather than being down about Stephanie. Brooke is saddened further when Bridget tells her of her meeting with Stephanie. Thorne dresses and is surprised to find Ridge their accepting his offer of being best man. Brooke is shocked when Stephanie shows up in her bedroom.

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Ep. #3467

Eric and Beth talk about old times and Beth admits that she is angry Stephanie won't come to the wedding. Rick and Amber joke that their wedding will be next, assuring one another that little Eric will be at theirs. Donna and Katie gather with Grandma and Beth, all noting how much Brooke wants Stephanie to attend. Rick approaches Kimberly and makes his peace with her, but notices the sadness in her eyes. Megan takes photographs of Rick, Bridget, Thomas and the twins, mentionig to Taylor the next generation of the Forrester family. Ridge apologises to Thorne for trying to control his life and offers his full support to his brother. Stephanie tells Brooke that she will never forgive her for the pain she has caused, but says that she will attend the ceremony for the sake of the family. Everyone is stunned when Ridge enters and takes his place with Thorne, while Stephanie walks Brooke down the aisle.

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Ep. #3468

Sally is disgusted when she sees Brooke and Thorne's wedding announcement in the newspaper and states that it's an insult to Macy's memory. Sally is confused when she learns that Stephanie is attending. Darla and Clarke suggest if Stephanie can accept it, Sally can too. As the wedding begins, Stephen makes a speech about everlasting love between Brooke and Thorne. Beth is stunned when Stephanie offers to light a unity candle with her, putting their fued to rest. Brooke and Thorne exchange their vows and pledge their lives to one another as Kimberly fights her tears. Brooke and Thorne are pronounced husband and wife and Brooke tells of how the two families have come together. The Forrester's and the Logan's as one, all due to one man: Thorne.

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Ep. #3469

Thorne and Brooke wake up on their first morning as husband and wife. They discuss how their wedding brought everyone together. Stephanie visits Ridge and the children and they both tell one another how surprised they were to see each other at the wedding. Stephanie admits she suddenly felt guitly for putting the children through her fued with Brooke for so many years. Ridge tells Stephanie that he, Taylor and the kids will soon be leaving for St. Thomas. Thorne later drops in and thanks them for coming to the ceremony. Brooke finds Morgan hanging around Ridge's office. Brooke sympathises for Morgan's loss and tells her that Ridge and Taylor are going to St. Thomas and she and Thorne are going on thier honeymoon so Morgan won't be disturbed at work. Taylor is angry to see Morgan and orders Brooke to fire her. Brooke remains professional, stating that Forrester Creations needs her.

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Ep. #3470

Carmen is annoyed at playing babysitter to little Eric and wonders why Deacon isn't taking the money. Carmen accuses Deacon of being attracted to Amber. Rick airs his concerns about Amber spending time at Deacon's place. Amber assures him that she can handle Deacon. Deacon watches as Amber plays with the baby. Deacon tells her he will give her the baby and take the money if she will kiss him. Amber laughs it off, but he grabs and places a kiss on her as Carmen sees all. Morgan blasts Taylor for trying to have her fired. Taylor advises Morgan to leave as there is nothing left for her in Los Angeles. Taylor suggests Morgan have some professional help. Taylor meets with Ridge and the kids on the jet to fly to St. Thomas. Morgan sits alone in the dark commenting how she has nothing, while Taylor has it all.

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Ep. #3471

Ridge and Taylor agree that their children have held them together as they watch Thomas and the twins have a play fashion show that Catherine has arranged. They all arrive in St. Thomas and look forward to having a good time. Rick tells Bridget that he fears Deacon is after Amber rather than money now. Bridget advises Rick not to start throwing accusations as it could blow up on him. Deacon asks Amber for another kiss in order to get the baby, then laughs at her for falling for it. Amber is furious when Deacon suggests that she enjoyed it. Amber cries and Deacon actually feels sorry. Carmen knocks back some shots and becomes more angry thinking about Amber and Deacon kissing. Carmen later heads upstairs and takes the baby from his crib.

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Ep. #3472

Eric and Stephanie discuss Ridge and Taylor in his office. Stephanie is glad that they managed to make it through Morgan's manipulation. Morgan overhears and walks in. Eric fires her, but she states that only Brooke can hire and fire. Eric tells her to get out, or he'll have her thrown out. In St. Thomas, Ridge and Taylor watch the kids sleep, knowing how precious they are. Ridge sends Taylor on another treasure hunt like he did many years before when proposing, upon finding a diamond ring, Ridge proposes again. Amber thinks Deacon has taken the baby but is worried when she learns that he hasn't. They both conclude that Carmen has him and Glenn, the bartender, tells them that Carmen was drunk. Deacon tells Amber that Carmen usually goes to the roof to chill out. They are scared when they head up there and find Carmen on the edge of the roof with the baby.

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Ep. #3473

Morgan refuses to leave Forrester Creations. Eric tells her that she can no longer work with Ridge but Morgan sobs that her job is all she has left. Stephanie thinks Morgan has lost it and has security throw her out. Morgan vows that Stephanie will pay. Rick continues to worry about Amber being with Deacon. Bridget questions Carmen's character and Rick admits that she is unstable. Rick blames himself for the whole situation. Carmen accuses Deacon and Amber of having an affair. Amber tries to explain the kiss but Carmen is a mess. She hangs the baby over the roof, blaming him for ruining her life. Deacon screams at Carmen not to hurt his son. Deacon apologises to Carmen and says that he needs her, promising to get rid of Amber. Carmen hands him the baby and he rushes him downstairs. Amber threatens to kill Carmen.

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Ep. #3474

Kimberly sits alone at the beach house and remembers Macy. Sally drops in and is concerned that Kimberly has shut herself off. Kimberly admits that she is alone and miserable but insists that she needs to be alone to work through her grief. Sally makes Kimberly promise to keep in touch. Kimberly is later shocked by a surprise visitor. Rick talks with Stephanie about Deacon. Stephanie believes that Deacon is motivated by power. Rick says that he thinks Deacon is after Amber. Stephanie wonders how Carmen would react to that. Deacon yells at Glenn the bartender for allowing Carmen to drink too much. Glenn is worried that Deacon left Carmen and Amber alone together. Amber tries to leave the rooftop but Carmen grabs her and a scuffle starts between them. Deacon rushes upstairs just as Carmen loses her footing and falls from the roof.

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Ep. #3475

Clarke notices that Sally's mind is elsewhere as they work at the office. Sally admits that she is worried about Kimberly. Clarke feels the only two people that could help Kimberly are either Macy or her father, so he believes that their isn't much hope. Kimberly is stunned to see her father at the door. Adam tells Kimberly that he has been keeping an eye on her as she says that she needs him. Adam confesses that it's too dangerous for him to stay in Los Angeles and asks Kimberly to go away with him. As they leave, he informs her that he has a big surprise waiting for her. Deacon pushes Amber aside as he rushes down to the street where Carmen's body lays. Paramedics arrive but Carmen is already dead. An officer questions a shaken Amber and learns of her previous arrest for drug possesion. When Deacon fails to back up her story, Amber is arrested in connection with Carmen's fall.

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Ep. #3476

Thorne and Brooke arrive back in Los Angeles after their honeymoon and Brooke is unsure when Thorne decides they visit his parents. Stephanie tells Eric that she isn't ready to socialise with Brooke when he informs her that Brooke and Thorne are coming over. Eric takes Thorne aside and informs him of Stephanie's concerns but Brooke takes Stephanie aside and thanks her for all she has done. Brooke hopes that Stephanie will one day enbrace her into the family fully. Amber is being dragged away as Deacon steps in and explains a story of how Carmen fought with Amber in the apartment and then being depressed, she jumped off the roof. Amber is let go but they are warned of the consequences if they are lying. Amber thanks Deacon, but he says that he did it for the baby as he needs a mother. Deacon sobs and admits that he did love Carmen.

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Ep. #3477

Thorne is surprised when Eric informs him that he fired Morgan. Brooke is angry as she promised Morgan that she could stay. Eric tells her that family comes before business and Morgan needs to be far away from their family. In St. Thomas, Ridge and Taylor talk about renewing their vows. Ridge promises to love Taylor and never hurt her again. They dress all in white and head to a secluded part of the island and prepare for the ceremony. Morgan is furious when she returns to the beach house and finds Stephanie packing her things. Stephanie tells Morgan that she is moving her out and hands her a ticket for a flight to New York. Morgan is livid but heads to the airport and boards the plane when Stephanie reminds her that Ridge and Taylor are in St. Thomas renewing their vows.

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Ep. #3478

Ridge and Taylor exchange vows and pledge their past, present and future to one another. They later head back to their hotel room with the intention of having an evening of passion, but are interrupted by Catherine and the kids. They all end up sharing pizza and watching videos together. Amber tells Deacon that it isn't good for little Eric to stay at the apartment, but is shocked when Deacon allows her to take him for the night. Rick is busy venting his frustration to Bridget when Amber returns home with the baby. Deacon is later stunned when his step-father Daryl shows up. Daryl tells Deacon that he owes him for putting food in his mouth when he was a kid. Deacon allows Daryl to sleep there, but states that it's only for the one night.

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Ep. #3479

Deacon isn't impressed when Daryl trashes his apartment and then lays around all day smoking and drinking beer. Daryl insults Deacon's mother and then discovers a photograph of little Eric. Daryl begins asking Deacon for money, to which he refuses. Daryl beats Deacon, steals his wallet and flees. Amber and Rick spend time with the baby. Amber feels that Deacon is softening and will allow them to keep the baby soon. Rick doesn't believe so. Ridge and Taylor tell the kids about a trip to an island that they are going to take. They are dissapointed when they are informed of the news that their boat to the island is having engine trouble. The resort worker tells them of a friend that can take them over so that they don't have to cancel their reservations. They all board the little fishing boat instead for the voyage.

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Ep. #3480

Rick stops by to see Brooke and tells her that Amber has taken the baby back to Deacon's. Rick tells of his hopes that he and Amber will have the baby back with them soon. Brooke warns him not to get his hopes up. Amber is horrified to find Deacon's apartment a total mess and Deacon cut and beaten. Deacon admits that his step-father beat him and it made him realize that he needs to be a real father to his own son. Amber is upset and angry. Sally digs from information when Clarke clams up at the mention of Morgan's name. Sally informs Clarke that Morgan left town. Ridge and Taylor enjoy the ride as they sail across the ocean. Catherine takes the twins to bed as Thomas remains with them. Ridge and Taylor head out on deck and are concerned when a strong wind begins to blow in and the boat begins to rock.

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Ep. #3481

Amber calls Rick and informs him that Deacon wants to be a good father to his son after the run in with his step-father Daryl. Amber is concerned when Deacon returns from a meeting with a lawyer. Handing her a document he tells her that under this agreement the baby lives with him for four months, during which Amber lives with him too so he can bond with the baby, then he will give her full custody. She flat out refuses, so Deacon snaps that he'll keep the baby for life. Brooke and Thorne gush with happiness about their new married life together. In the Carribean, Taylor and Ridge are scared as the boat suddenly tips. Taylor screams out to Thomas and holds him tight. As things calm, Catherine rushes on deck and confirms that Phoebe is safe. They are all horrified when they realize that Steffy is missing.

220

Ep. #3482

Amber informs Rick and Eric of Deacon's plans. Eric has Jonathan go over the document that states if Amber live with Deacon for four months, upon payment of $1,000,000, Amber gets full custody. Rick feels Deacon is up to something, but Amber insists that Deacon just wants the chance to bond with his son. A waitress at The Lair named Alexandra is shocked to see Deacon cleaning his apartment and throwing out his alcohol and cigarettes. Deacon tells her that he needs to be a responsible father. Alex is stunned and questions if it has more to do with impressing Amber. Rick and Amber show up and sign the papers on the condition that Rick can see the baby too. Ridge has to hold a shaken Taylor as she screams at the coast guard to find Steffy. Promising that they will find her daughter, he later returns with the news that they have found something.

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Ep. #3483

Brooke is stunned when she finds Morgan waiting in her office. Morgan explains how she has taken control of life, thus returning to Los Angeles. Brooke reminds Morgan that she was fired, but Morgan threatens Brooke with a law suit for cutting her contract short and informs Brooke that she will return to work the following day. Eric learns that Steffy is missing and tells Stephanie. She is devastated and wants to head to St. Thomas, but Eric advises her that they need to stay and prepare for the worst. Taylor becomes hysterical when the coast guard brings in Steffy's life jacking, torn to shreds. They learns that it was the result of a shark attack. Taylor orders them to keep searching for her daughter, but he claims that the chances of Steffy being alive are very slim.

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Ep. #3484

Brooke and Thorne are called to Eric and Stephanie's house. They wonder what has happened and are horrified when they are told about Steffy's shark attack. They all head over to Ridge and Taylor's where Catherine informs them of what happened. Taylor refuses to leave her bedroom and sobs in the dark. Brooke offers comfort to Ridge as he tries to make sence of the fact that his daughter is dead. Stephanie goes to Taylor and supports her as she breaks down in her arms. Morgan is shown a house by a realtor. Morgan insists that it has to be quiet and wonders why there are helicopters flying above. Morgan learns that the house is just across the canyon from Ridge and Taylor's and the helicopters are covering the news. Morgan buys the house flat out. Later whilst watching the TV, Morgan hears the story of Steffy's shark attack and is pleased by the news.

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Ep. #3485

Sally reads about Steffy's death and CJ finds it hard to believe. Darla says that everything happens for a reason, but Sally snaps that it isn't the case. Reminded of Macy, Sally feels there was no reason for her death. Ridge and Taylor gather at a chapel for Steffy's memorial. Jack arrives and comforts his daughter whom obsessively checks on Thomas and Phoebe. Taylor sobs as Phoebe asks Catherine where Steffy is. Morgan sneaks in, hiding her face by a black veil and sits at the back as Jack says a few words. Stephanie reads a prayer and Ridge talks of all that he wanted for Steffy. Morgan quickly leaves when her pager goes off and arriving home, she gets a visitor from the captain of the fishing boat that Ridge and Taylor used in the Caribbean.

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Ep. #3486

Amber returns to Deacon's place after the memorial service and lashes out at him for no reason. Amber snaps that he needs to child-proof the apartment. Deacon returns and sets up devices on cupboards and windows. Amber is impressed when he is able to throw away his cigarettes and smut magazines. Taylor sobs in her bedroom as Ridge tries to get her to eat. Taylor refuses and beats herself up for not being a better mother. Ridge attempts to make Taylor go to bed but she is unable to sleep, she holds Phoebe as if never to let go. Morgan asks the captain if he has what she needs. He brings Steffy in as Morgan hands him some cash. He tells of how he drugged Steffy and smuggled her back to Los Angeles. He attempts to seduce Morgan but he realizes that she is a lunatic when she threatens to kill him. Morgan tells Steffy that she is her mother now.

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Ep. #3487

Rick stops by to see Brooke to discuss his issues about Amber and Deacon but Brooke only thinks Rick should wait to get married. Rick is angry with this and thought Brooke had moved on from her hatred for Amber. Brooke later asks Bridget's opinion, who states that while she isn't Amber's biggest fan, she does make Rick happy. Amber prepares little Eric for a visit with Rick. Deacon begins insulting Rick, which only angers Amber. He begins hinting that he is a better man for her, but she shoots him down. Offended, he leaves as Rick comes over. Rick and Amber spend time alone with the baby, Amber and Rick are busy laughing and insulting Deacon when he opens the apartment door and overhears all they are saying.

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Ep. #3488

Deacon heads into The Insomnia Cafe where he finds Stephanie drinking coffee alone. Stephanie thinks Deacon is in love with Amber and using the baby to get to her. Deacon denies it, but asks Stephanie to think about the fact that Rick and Amber are not right for one another. Ridge tries to get Taylor to open up to him but she snaps that she needs Steffy. Ridge feels Taylor is blaming him, to which she doesn't deny. Taylor feels that they should never have gone to St. Thomas. Taylor leaves, insisting that she needs to be alone. Morgan reads Steffy a storybook and convinces Steffy that she can become the girl in the story. Morgan dyes Steffy's hair red and tells her that her new name is Stacey. Steffy calls for her mom, but Morgan again tells Steffy that she is her mother now.

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Ep. #3489

Bridget is angered when Deacon bumps into her at The Insomnia Cafe and spills coffee all over her. Having never met him before, Bridget is attracted to him and asks him to buy her a coffee. Neither of them introduce themselves but flirt as they share conversation. Morgan hires a spanish speaking nanny to take care of Steffy while she heads to the office. Morgan warns her not to take "Stacey" out of the house. Norita, the nanny, is concerned when she baths Steffy and red hair dye comes out on her hands. Brooke tries to comfort Ridge as he tells her how Taylor is blaming him for Steffy's death. Brooke insists that Taylor feels guilty herself and needs Ridge more than ever. Morgan comes by and Ridge blasts her for being there. Ridge blames Morgan for the reason he went to St. Thomas in the first place. Stephanie stops by to see Taylor, but she isn't interested in comfort. Stephanie fears for Taylor's sanity when she begins insisting that Steffy is still alive.

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Ep. #3490

Stephanie storms in on Ridge and Brooke working, angry that he isn't at home with Taylor. Ridge explains that Taylor won't allow him to get close. Brooke informs Stephanie that Morgan is back. Stephanie does some digging in Morgan's office and finds Morgan's address on some paperwork to do with her new house. Morgan flips out at Norita for bathing Steffy. Stephanie shows up, so Morgan orders Norita to hide upstairs with Steffy. Stephanie demands to know what Morgan is up to. Taylor seeks advice from an old colleague named Sydney, whom insists that Taylor get away for a while to think. Deacon tries to make Amber see that Rick isn't right for her. Amber tells Deacon that he has no chance of charming her and is going to marry Rick as soon as possible. Charlie, a college friend of Rick's, tells him that he is too young settle down with Amber. Two other friends, Amanda and Jennifer come by. Amanda flirts with Rick. Amber isn't impressed when she returns home.

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Ep. #3491

Rick, Charlie, Amanda and Jennifer study hard. Amber embarrasses herself by trying to say things which she has no idea about. Amber begins to wonder if she really does belong in Rick's world. Ridge returns home to Taylor, but she remains cold toward him and tells him how her friend Sydney advised her to get out of town for a while. Taylor is livid when Ridge informs her that Morgan is back. Stephanie orders Morgan to sell the house, leave Forrester Creations and get out of town. Morgan refuses and has to make excuses when a noise is heard upstairs. Stephanie feels something is going on, but Morgan throws her out. Morgan later hugs Steffy and promises that everything will be alright for them soon.

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Ep. #3492

Morgan has some drinks with Megan at Manniquins. Megan is glad to see that she is happier these days. A geeky guy recognises Morgan from when he counseled her after her abortion. Megan laughs at his attempts to flirt, but Morgan takes his business card and agrees to catch up with Dr. Tim Reid. The waitress at The Lair, Alexandra, mentions that Deacon has changed since Amber and the baby have come into his life. She realizes that he has a big thing for Amber. Bridget talks to her friends at Manniquins about when she met Deacon, although she doesn't know his name. Stephanie and Eric have dinner with Brooke and Thorne. Brooke hopes it will be a milestone for herself and Stephanie. They take a photograph and Brooke kisses Stephanie on the cheek.

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Ep. #3493

Bridget giggles with her friend Betsy as Deacon enters Manniquins. Betsy realizes that Bridget is seriously attracted to him. Deacon comes over and flirts with Bridget. Eric, Stephanie, Thorne and Brooke share dinner. Brooke and Stephanie manage to get on well until Stephanie begins urging Brooke to fire Morgan. Brooke refuses out of fear of a law suit. Morgan tries to get Steffy to bed but she cries for Ridge and Taylor. Morgan is furious when she finds the nanny hanging around. Norita becomes suspicious and Morgan blasts her for being nosy. Morgan fires her and threatens her family if she ever opens her mouth. Norita runs from the house. Ridge finds Taylor sitting in the darkness. He suggests they remove some of Steffy's things from the house, but she snaps that Steffy will be coming home soon. Ridge is concerned for his wife.

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Ep. #3494

Steffy continues to cry that she needs her mom. Morgan calls Megan to inform her that she is sick and can not come to work. Tim drops by to see Morgan and sees Steffy. Morgan tells him that she is her daughter, makes excuses and forces him out of the door. Stephanie worries for Taylor whom tells Stephanie that her children are scared of her. Taylor says that she needs to get away. Stephanie later tells Eric that Taylor is leaving and feels it will only make things worse. Ridge speaks with Sydney, Taylor's friend, she tells Ridge that he needs to stop being strong for Taylor and allow himself to grieve with her. Ridge later attempts to reach out to Taylor, but she pulls away from him and insists that Steffy is alive.

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Ep. #3495

Ridge wakes to find Taylor packing her bags. Ridge tries to get her to stop but she says she isn't sane enough to stay. Stephanie shows up as Catherine brings Phoebe and Thomas in. Taylor asks them to understand that she needs time alone. Saying goodbye to the children, she leaves. Stephanie assures Ridge that Taylor needs her children and will be back soon. Stephanie mentions Morgan being back in town, but Ridge snaps at her. Morgan has trouble feeding Steffy as she cries for Taylor. Tim drops in and Morgan pretends that she is losing it. Tim promises to help her and Morgan guesses Tim will come in handy. Later, Morgan is horrified when she finds Taylor at her door. Taylor blasts Morgan for ruining her life. Taylor goes to leave, but hears Steffy call out for her from upstairs.

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Ep. #3496

Brooke notices that Bridget is happy about something and learns that Bridget has met a guy that she likes. Bridget admits that she doesn't yet know his name, but hopes to see him again. Eric is concerned that Taylor has left but Stephanie starts to understand her reason for doing so. Stephanie feels that Morgan should be fired from the company and heads to see Brooke. Brooke reminds Stephanie of why she can't fire Morgan. Brooke tells Stephanie that she is tired of Stephanie always blaming her for everything and suggests they see a therapist to deal with their relationship. Morgan tries to convince Taylor that she is hearing things. Morgan attempts to throw Taylor out but she refuses to leave. Taylor hears Steffy again and Morgan screams at Taylor as she heads up the stairs and finds Steffy.

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Ep. #3497

Stephanie tells Eric about Brooke's suggestion that they see a psychiatrist. Stephanie is stunned when Eric feels it's a good idea. Stephanie says she isn't ready to even attempt to be friends with Brooke, but Eric asks her to do it for the family. Brooke meets with Dr. Nunez and he wonders where Stephanie is. Brooke hopes Stephanie will show up as she talks about how much Stephanie's respect means to her. Dr. Nunez is about to leave as Stephanie makes her presence. Thorne tries to reassure Ridge that Taylor will return as Ridge beats himself up for Steffy's death. Taylor grabs Steffy and attempts to leave but Morgan knocks her out with a statue. Tim calls and notices the fear in Morgan's voice as she quickly hangs up. Morgan drags Taylor's body into the basement. Taylor comes to, grabs Morgan's leg, pulls her to the floor and the two women struggle.

236

Ep. #3498

Sally sees Ridge sitting alone at The Insomnia Cafe. Sally gives him a bit of insight into what Taylor is really feeling. She knows how she felt when Macy died, but tries to make Ridge see that he and Taylor will move forward. Morgan and Taylor fight and Taylor is knocked unconscious again. When she comes to, Morgan has tied her up and locked her in a fallout shelter. Taylor begs Morgan to untie her, but Morgan warns her not to try anything. Morgan has trouble getting Steffy to eat. Tim drops in which frustrates Morgan, especially when he heads to the basement. Morgan forces him out of the house as Taylor bangs on the basement door, screaming to be released. Dr. Nunez listens as Brooke says she wants to put all the past bitterness with Stephanie behind them. Dr. Nunez suggests Stephanie and Brooke go to Big Bear and spend time together to work on their friendship. Stephanie is sarcastic and doesn't want to be at the cabin with Brooke.

237

Ep. #3499

Deacon laughs at Amber as she reads up on stocks and shares in the newspaper. Deacon makes Amber admit that she would rather be playing pool with him than learning stock reports. Rick calls Amber and tells her that they need to talk. Sally goes to Eric with her sympathy over Steffy's death. Sally wishes to talk to Stephanie, but is shocked when Eric tells her that she is spending her birthday at the cabin with Brooke. Stephanie and Brooke gather fire wood while Stephanie hits her with sarcastic jibes. They have pizza delivered, which Stephanie hates the flavor of, and then Stephanie moans that Brooke is messy and has left her with the dirty dishes. Stephanie states that it's the worst birthday of her life. Meanwhile, Brooke works in the bedroom on a special gift for Stephanie.

238

Ep. #3500

Amber prepares herself for going to meet with Rick. Deacon laughs at the way Amber has dressed and wonders why she is so nervous. Amber heads out with the baby and Deacon feels that things aren't going to work out with Rick and Amber. Rick tells Eric that he has made the tennis team. Eric begins questioning Rick on if it is really the right time for him to marry Amber again. Rick and Amber meet at The Insomnia Cafe and Rick tells her that she isn't going to like what he has to say. Stephanie and Brooke bicker at the cabin over the nightgown Brooke is wearing. Stephanie feels this idea of bonding between them isn't going to work. An upset Brooke packs her things to leave as Stephanie finds a birthday gift from Brooke. Stephanie is filled with emotion as she finds that it's a photo album devoted to Stephanie's life. Stephanie cries and hugs Brooke.

239

Ep. #3501

Rick tells Amber that he has made the tennis team and has to go away for a few days to take part in a tournament. Amber is stunned that he's concerned about tennis and not their relationship. Rick worries when Amber begins doubting his love for her. Charlie, Amanda and Jennifer walk in and Rick hides the truth from the girls about who Amber and the baby are. Amber is saddened when they whisk Rick away to the airport. Eric and Ridge work on some designs. Thorne pops in and Ridge admits that he hasn't heard from Taylor. Ridge worries that it's out of character for Taylor to not even call the kids. Morgan ties Taylor up again as she begs to be released. Morgan threatens to gag her if she doesn't keep quiet. Morgan panics as she needs help and calls Tim over. Morgan tells him how she was pregnant and was pushed over a balcony by Taylor. Tim is sucked into her story and feels sorry for her.

240

Ep. #3502

Tim hears banging coming from Morgan's basement. She covers herself and then threatens Taylor into being quiet. Morgan returns to Tim and continues her story into making him vulnerable toward her. Morgan seduces him to seal the deal. Meanwhile, Taylor manages to cut the ropes binding her hands together. Thorne notices that Bridget has changed her image. Thorne mentions to her that it must be due to a guy. Brooke returns home and gushes with happiness about her breakthrough with Stephanie. Thorne is thrilled that Brooke and Stephanie are getting along. Brooke later mentions Rick and how she thinks he deserves better than getting involved with Amber again. Thorne is surprised, but agrees that Rick is too young to be tied to a wife and child. Brooke is determind to get Amber out of the picture.

241

Ep. #3503

Rick calls Brooke and informs her that the tennis tournament is going well, although he keeps worrying about Amber and Deacon. Brooke tells Thorne that Rick should be enjoying his life instead of filling it with pressures about Amber. Morgan is grossed out that she had to sleep with Tim, but is happy when he says that he would do anything for her. Morgan brings Taylor breakfast and Taylor tries to escape. Morgan gets the better of her and locks her back in the basement. Morgan heads off to work leaving Tim with Steffy. Stephanie is worried about Ridge when he throws himself into his work to hide away from his problems. Morgan arrives and he acts cold toward Morgan. Morgan freaks out when Tim calls and wonders what the noises are in her basement.

242

Ep. #3504

Bridget looks for a dress at Forrester Creations to wear on a night out. Stephanie drops in looking for Brooke as she would like her help in planning Rick and Amber's wedding. Thorne and Bridget tell her that Brooke is against the wedding. Stephanie hopes that Brooke stay out of it. Deacon guesses that Amber is worried about Rick as they shoot pool at The Lair. Brooke walks in and meets Deacon before ordering Amber to call off the wedding. Brooke tells Amber that Rick should be enjoying his life and only plans to marry her because of the baby. Deacon orders Brooke out when she insults Amber. Charlie, Jennifer and Amanda try to get Rick to go out but he declines. Charlie is annoyed when Rick sulks off. Brooke calls and gets Charlie, they discuss Amber and she realises Charlie could be a great help to her plans.

243

Ep. #3505

Amber informs Stephanie of Brooke's visit and her orders to call off the wedding. Stephanie feels Brooke is just concerned for Rick and assures Amber not to let it bother her. Charlie tries to convince Rick to enjoy himself with the girls, but he'd rather be alone. Thorne and Brooke travel to San Francisco to see Rick in the tennis finals. Brooke secretly meets with Charlie and hands him a camera. Brooke wants Charlie to get Rick in a compromising position with Amanda. Thorne doesn't think that Brooke interfering in Rick's life is a good idea. Rick, Jennifer, Charlie and Amanda prepare for the final as Brooke and Thorne come in. Rick is thrilled to see them and is glad for their support. Charlie urges Amanda to go after Rick, while Brooke tells Thorne that Amber is on her way out of Rick's life for good.

244

Ep. #3506

Amber goes to the Cafe Russe thinking she has been invited by Rick but finds Deacon waiting for her. He tells her that he just wanted to do something nice for her to cheer her up. Eric is dining alone across from them and is furious that Amber is having dinner with Deacon and he calls Brooke, she urges him to tell Rick. Thorne wonders if coming between Rick and Amber is really the right thing to do, Brooke reminds Charlie to be on the lookout with his camera. Rick tries to call Amber but gets no response. Eric calls Rick and informs him that Amber and Deacon are at the Cafe Russe. Rick is very upset, but gets roped into playing spin the bottle with Charlie, Amanda and Jennifer. Charlie gets Amanda and Rick into a situation where they have to kiss, as he waits with his camera in hand.

245

Ep. #3507

Brooke informs Thorne of her plan to have Charlie catch Rick and Amanda in a compromising position. Thorne isn't pleased and compares Brooke to Stephanie. Brooke snaps that Rick is far too young to have a wife. Amber is stunned when Deacon hints that he loves her. Amber makes it clear that her future is with Rick. Deacon wonders why Rick and Amber haven't yet married, to which Amber blames Deacon. Amber calls Rick but Charlie tells her that Rick is busy. Charlie and Jennifer egg Rick and Amanda into kissing when they fail their task whilst playing spin the bottle. Rick later confesses to Amanda that he is worried about Amber having dinner with Deacon. They drink beer as Amanda doubts Rick's relationship with Amber and kisses him on the cheek. As she continues, Rick finally gives in as Charlie secretly takes photographs.

246

Ep. #3508

Tim is concerned that Steffy isn't eating and the banging continues from the basement. Morgan realises that she has to tell Tim. He promises to stand by her as she confesses the whole truth and shows him that Taylor is locked in the fallout shelter of the basement. Amber prepares a banner to wish Rick a good welcome home. Deacon isn't impressed that Amber is taking the baby to the airport, but she is excited to be seeing Rick. Everyone boards the plane to return to Los Angeles. Brooke is thrilled that Charlie caught Rick and Amanda kissing. Rick apologises to Amanda for kissing her, blaming it on the alcohol, but promises to stay friends. Amber waits at the airport as Rick returns. Rick and Amber head off with the baby as Brooke tells Thorne that these are Amber's final moments with Rick.

247

Ep. #3509

Tim is stunned as Taylor screams to be released like a caged animal. Tim tells Morgan to let Taylor go, but Morgan insists that she can't or she'll go to jail. Tim refuses to have anything to do with it, but Morgan fakes some tears and acts vulnerable, stating that she loves Tim and needs his help. Brooke and Thorne tell Eric how happy Rick was being with his friends and away from Amber. Eric is surprised when Brooke shows him the photos of Rick and Amanda. Amber and Rick go back to Deacon's with the baby, but he heads off when Amanda invites him to a party. Deacon plays on Amber's insecurities, telling her that she is no longer important to Rick. Brooke later barges in and bickers with Amber about her relationship with Rick. Brooke hands Amber the photographs.

248

Ep. #3510

Rick arrives at the party for the tennis awards. Jennifer and Amanda are handed trophy's. Amanda presents Rick with his award and a kiss. Rick later takes Amanda aside and crushes her hopes when he tells her that he loves Amber. Amber acts confident that Rick loves her but Brooke urges her to look at the photographs. Amber is angry at what she sees, but Brooke states that it's proof of what Rick really wants. Brooke thinks Amber should now take herself out of Rick's life forever. Ridge tells Stephanie that he is growing scared as Taylor still hasn't been in contact with him or the kids. Morgan makes herself look gorgeous before heading out, leaving Tim to look after Steffy. Morgan heads over to see Ridge to do some late night work with him. Meanwhile, Tim is uncomfortable keeping Taylor locked in the basement. He takes Steffy down and allows Taylor to see her.

249

Ep. #3511

Amber decides that she has to talk to Rick, but Brooke orders her to admit that it's over. Brooke tells Amber to allow Rick to live his life and thinks that she should move on. Deacon tells Brooke to butt out when she begins insulting Amber. Brooke storms out, declaring that Amber had better stay away from Rick. Rick meets with Stephanie and informs her that Brooke being against his wedding plans is getting him down. Rick states that Amber and the baby make him happy and Stephanie believes that once Brooke sees it, then she'll come around. Morgan fantasizes about kissing Ridge as they work on some designs, Catherine interupts with Phoebe so Morgan heads home. Tim allows Steffy into the locked room where Taylor is being kept. Taylor attempts to convince Tim to release her, but Morgan cathes him.

250

Ep. #3512

Morgan yells at Tim to put Taylor back in the fallout shelter, while Taylor tries to convince him to let her go. Morgan manages to scare Tim into locked Taylor up again. Morgan blasts Tim for letting Taylor out. Tim suggests they treat Taylor a little better and bring her upstairs, he shows her his idea of chaining Taylor to the fireplace. Rick enquires with Bridget about her mystery man, but she informs him that they don't even know each other's names. Bridget tells Rick that she feels Amber isn't good enough for him. Brooke informs Eric that Amber has the photos, Eric believes that they may work it out. Brooke wants to stop that happening, but Eric tells her that they have to leave it up to Rick now. Amber sobs that Rick doesn't want her. Deacon comforts Amber as she feels she has lost everything. Amber and Deacon share a kiss as Rick arrives and sees them.
Episode Description

1

Ep. #3513

Taylor is releived when Tim and Morgan remove her from the basement. Taylor thinks she is being let go until Morgan informs her she is only being let into the living room. Tim and Morgan chain Taylor to the fireplace. Rick storms out, feeling a fool as Amber and Deacon kiss. Amber pushes Deacon away and says that she wants Rick. Deacon promises Amber a real life with the baby, but she isn't interested. Rick walks into the house depressed and Brooke guesses that it is about Amber. She plants more doubts in his mind and makes him feel that he should end his relationship with Amber. Rick calls Amber and they both try to get one another to confess to kissing someone else. Rick tells Amber he is calling off the wedding.

2

Ep. #3514

Rick tells Amber that the wedding is off, and she is shocked. She tells him she still loves him and wants him, and begs him to consider Little Eric, but despite his own involvement with Amanda, Rick is determined to break it off because of the kiss she shared with Deacon. Morgan tells Taylor that she is going to make her pay for the fact that Taylor has Ridge and three healthy children while she (Morgan) has none.

3

Ep. #3521

Bridget tells Rick to think hard before ending it with Amber over a misunderstanding. Deacon asks Alex to watch Little D for a few days. Stephanie chastises Brooke for her role in the break-up.

4

Ep. #3522

Rick is devastated when Stephanie reveals that Brooke set up Amber to appear like a bad girl, and gives him the photos. Ridge is convinced that it was Steffy's voice on the other end of the phone, but with Eric's help, Morgan convinces him it was a hoax. Taylor begins to wonder if she and Steffy will ever be home again.

5

Ep. #3523

Ridge finds the drawing that Taylor slipped into Morgan's purse and threatens her life if she doesn't tell him where his wife and daughter are. Rick tells Brooke that her plan has failed, because he still loves her, and he plans to marry her as soon as he can. In Las Vegas, Amber wins big at the slots, and she and Deacon pose for a congratulatory photograph.

6

Ep. #3524

Amber and Deacon share sob stories in Las Vegas; she tells him about never knowing his father and about spending her life raised by her mom in Death Valley, and he counters with stories about living with his mom in a car before she became a stripper, and his abusive step-father Daryl. Morgan is convinced that Ridge believes her story about how she got the picture, but Ridge realises that putting on her victim act proves Morgan is guilty.

7

Ep. #3525

Rick enlists the help of private eye Ted Jones to help him find Amber and Deacon, and assures Brooke that she won't be able to meddle in his romance any more, because when he finds Amber, he will marry her. In Vegas, Amber stops Deacon and Daryl from fighting, and stands up for Deacon, telling Daryl to leave him alone. Deacon is truly touched that someone would fight for him.

8

Ep. #3526

As Rick is on a flight to L.A., both Amber and Deacon get half a broken heart tattooed on them.

9

Ep. #3527

Rick is able to track Deacon and Amber down by talking to the bartender, who remember Amber's big win. Ridge wonders why Taylor hasn't called, and starts to worry.

10

Ep. #3528

Tim is visibly jealous when Morgan comes down in a revealing dress, preparing for her 'date' with Ridge. Taylor tries to convince Tim that he should stop Morgan, and tries to make him understand that Morgan wants to take her husband the same way he took her daughter. In Las Vegas, Rick explains the whole deal about the kiss with Amanda to Amber, and begs for a second chance. He says they'll soon be a family with Little Eric, if she'll just take him back.

11

Ep. #3529

Morgan thinks her date with Ridge is going wonderfully, until he announces that he wants to go back to her place for the night. Deacon begs Amber to reconsider reuniting with Rick, because Brooke will never stop trying to destroy her.

12

Ep. #3530

Although Deacon continues his pleas with Amber, she tells him that although she cares for him, she doesn't love him ... she loves Rick, and is going to spend the rest of her life with him. Taylor begs Morgan to let her go, and Morgan starts to go on about how things have come full circle, and with Ridge, her life is complete.

13

Ep. #3531

Ridge finally realises that Steffy's drawing of herself, her mom, and two dogs indicates Morgan's house. He jumps in his car and rushes to get there. Morgan tells Tim that they will put Steffy up for adoption overseas, then prepares to kill Taylor.

14

Ep. #3532

Ridge manages to get there in the nick of time to save Taylor. As Taylor, Ridge, and Steffy celebrate their reunion, Tim and Morgan escape.

15

Ep. #3533

Taylor and Ridge reunite Steffy with her brother and sister, and Stephanie comes over and is overwhelmed to see her namesake alive and well. Deacon is surprised to learn that his mystery woman is really Bridget Forrester, and realises he can use that to his advantage. Morgan and Tim are driving, but she tells him she's not ready to leave L.A.

16

Ep. #3534

Brooke continues to spit nails at Amber, but rather than strike back, Amber tells Brooke she's willing to give her a second chance. She doesn't want there to be a rift between Brooke and Rick as she knows the importance of family, but she says she can't keep letting Brooke attack her, so Brooke needs to make a choice.

17

Ep. #3535

Brooke and Amber continue to fight, and Amber tells Brooke that all she wants is for them to get along. Brooke continues to insist that she will never let Amber be part of her family. Stephanie tries to break the two up, and Brooke accuses her of taking Amber's side. After speaking with Jonathan, Rick comes by, and wants to move up the wedding. Deacon talks to Alex, and tells her that the Forresters will be sorry that they messed with him.

18

Ep. #3536

Amber goes back to The Lair. Deacon believes that this is a good sign, not realising that Amber is planning to ask him to sign away his rights to Little Eric.

19

Ep. #3537

Deacon begs Amber not to leave him tonight. He swears that if she finishes out the four months, that he will be able to prove to her that he loves her, and that she loves him.

20

Ep. #3538

Amber begs Deacon again to sign the papers, saying that this was the only way she could convince the Forresters to let him have visitation rights for his son. With tears streaming down his face, Deacon signs the papers, and watches his son leave in the arms of the woman he loves.

21

Ep. #3539

Amber brings the baby home, and the family has a celebratory dinner, with Stephanie needing to work hard to keep Brooke from starting anything with Amber. Later, the Forresters go over to Deacon's apartment to tell him that he has to stay away from Amber and Rick. Meanwhile, Amber and Rick take their son home, and enjoy a romantic reunion.

22

Ep. #3540

The Forresters tell Deacon that Little Eric is their business. He will only be allowed to see his son when they tell him it's okay. Deacon is furious, and vows to make them pay. Rick is upset that Little Eric thinks of Deacon as daddy, and Amber tries to convince him that it's only natural, and plus, Deacon is the boy's father. Deacon calls up Bridget and wrangles in invite to her upcoming 18th birthday, but doesn't give her his name.

23

Ep. #3541

Everything seems to be going well at Bridget's 18th birthday. Bridget is disappointed with her 'special guest' is her favorite D.J. Ivory instead of her mystery man, but before the evening is through, he calls her outside for a passionate birthday kiss. While Bridget tells her friends about her special gift, Deacon has a flash of conscience at using Bridget to get Amber back.

24

Ep. #3542

Taylor and Stephanie decide to throw a party to get everyone's minds off of what happened, and Megan suggests hiring a clown. They leave her to it, not realising that Morgan has rigged the office and offers herself as the coming clown. Ridge speaks with both Lt. Baker and Dr. Nunez about Steffy, and is assured that she is probably the one dealing with this the best, as she had no idea she was supposed to be dead.

25

Ep. #3543

Rick encourages Amber to wear a skimpy bathing suit, but she isn't ready yet to tell him about her and Deacon's matching tattooes. Morgan comes to the party dressed as a clown, prepared to have it out with Stephanie once and for all.

26

Ep. #3544

Dressed as a clown at the party, Morgan makes her plans to confront Stephanie one final time.

27

Ep. #3545

Deacon sets his plan to destroy the Forresters in motion by charming Bridget, telling her that since he saw her the other night, he hasn't been able to get her out of his mind.

28

Ep. #3546

After Steffy tells Taylor that the male clown was named Tim, she and a horrified Ridge realise that Morgan was the other clown.

29

Ep. #3547

Amber confesses with Rick that she went to see Deacon at The Lair, but Rick doesn't believe her when she tries to warn him that Deacon has a plan in motion to get Little Eric back.

30

Ep. #3548

Brooke finally caves when Rick begs her to support his marriage to Amber, and Rick promises his mother that Deacon won't be having anything to do with the wedding.

31

Ep. #3549

Rick tells his mother than he wants her to do for he and Amber what he did for her and Thorne, and asks his shocked mother to put her animosity with Amber in the past by requesting Brooke act as Amber's matron of honor.

32

Ep. #3550

Deacon employs a little reverse psychology on Bridget by trying to convince her that he doesn't belong at the wedding. His plan works, and she invites him to be her date.

33

Ep. #3551

Stephanie and Amber bond while preparing for the wedding, and Stephanie assures Amber that despite her worries, there's nothing Deacon can do to stop the wedding or to come between her and Rick.

34

Ep. #3552

Deacon tries to convince Amber that marrying Rick will only destroy her, and kisses her passionately in the hopes that she will choose to be with him, but Amber remains firm in her plans to spend her life with Rick.

35

Ep. #3553

Eric stops the wedding when he sees Deacon at the back of the church, and Deacon shocks them all by telling them that he is there as Bridget's date and the two of them are falling in love.

36

Ep. #3667

Brooke admits to Megan that she had an overnight guest, but doesn't tell her friend that it was her daughter's husband. Amber is hurt when Rick insinuates that she is incapable of fidelity.

37

Ep. #3668

After realising Deacon has yet to talk to Bridget about their upcoming divorce, Brooke offers to tell her daughter that her marriage is over. Amber plans a romantic dinner to show Rick that she is committed to him.

38

Ep. #3669

Ridge believes that Massimo destroyed Brooke's family, but Stephanie truly believes Mass did the right thing. Brooke and Deacon talk about their relationship, each one agreeing that it's more than just casual sex.

39

Ep. #3670

Eric and Stephanie enjoy a romantic dinner at Café Russe, where they reminisce about their history together. Ridge confronts Massimo, accusing him of attacking Brooke in an attempt to get Stephanie.

40

Ep. #3671

When Massimo rushes Ridge to the hospital after his fall, Eric, Stephanie and Taylor soon arrive. When Ridge needs blood and Eric isn't a match Stephanie offers to donate since she is type O, and is shocked to learn that neither her blood type nor Eric's is compatible with Ridge's, meaning that Ridge isn't Eric's son!

41

Ep. #3672

Stephanie is shocked when the doctor maintains that there is no way that Ridge can be Eric's father. Tony and Sally talk about his upcoming wedding to Kristen, and Sally realises just how much Tony is willing to give up.

42

Ep. #3673

Stephanie panics at the thought that the doctor may have told Eric about the discrepancy in the blood records, but soon realises he is clueless. Amber realises that there is something going on between Brooke and Deacon, and wonders if it's why Deacon wants a divorce.

43

Ep. #3674

While Sally makes his parents welcome, Antonio worries that he will devastate them with the news that he is HIV positive. Deacon and Bridget go up to Big Bear together, and while Bridget makes cocoa, Deacon prepares to ask her for a divorce.

44

Ep. #3675

Eduardo and Liliana are thrilled to meet Kristen and are looking forward to having her join their family, but are upset when they learn her parents haven't given their blessing yet. Amber tells Rick that Bridget has no idea that Deacon wants a divorce, and thinks he wants to talk about a baby!

45

Ep. #3676

Sally is convinced that the love between Tony and Kristen can overcome any obstacles, but Clarke points out that Antonio is living on borrowed time as it is. Rick and Thorne refuse to listen to Amber when she suggests that a committed Deacon could be good for Bridget.

46

Ep. #3677

Bridget is pestering Deacon for the name of the woman with whom he had sex as Brooke is confessing to Megan that she is Deacon's mystery lover. Massimo pesters Stephanie about her secret, and she finally reveals what she has been keeping hidden.

47

Ep. #3678

Stephanie begs Massimo to keep quiet about being Ridge's father, insisting that it will destroy Ridge. Bridget and Deacon go to see Brooke, and tell her that they are going to work on their marriage.

48

Ep. #3679

Brooke is angry with Deacon for breaking the promise that he made, and tells him that if he doesn't break it off with Bridget, she'll do it for him. Massimo's heart breaks when he reaches out to Ridge as a friend and Ridge turns on him.

49

Ep. #3680

Tony and Kristen are both worried about how the conversation between his parents (Eduardo and Liliana) will go with her parents. Brooke wants to prove to Deacon that he'll only end up cheating on Bridget again by kissing him.

50

Ep. #3681

Rick tells Deacon that his marriage doesn't stand a chance if the entire Forrester clan is against them. Deacon says Bridget has already proved she can stand up against her family, and she'll be even stronger with Deacon behind her. Bridget offers to throw Kristen and Tony an engagement party. Kristen tells Bridget that Tony will be thrilled, but she wonders how Deacon will feel about a family party. Bridget says he'll survive. Back at the beach house Bridget explains the plans to Deacon. Liliana wonders how Tony can stay so positive given his circumstances. Tony says it's because he chooses to see what's beautiful in life. He also believes Eric will come around because love is stronger than fear. Stephanie agrees to meet with Massimo after the wedding. Ridge promises to step in and stop Kristen from getting married tomorrow. Kristen tells Eric that she wishes she could take away his fear. Eric is still against her marriage plans, but Kristen insists on her family's support. Kristen wants Eric to come to the party tonight so that he can help them celebrate the good things that Tony and Kristen share.

51

Ep. #3682

Brooke adamantly tells Megan she wants nothing more to do with Deacon. Megan thinks Brooke was hurt by Deacon, but Brooke denies it. Bridget and Deacon are getting ready for the party when Deacon gives her a ring as a symbol of their new beginning. Bridget senses the change in Deacon and feels so loved. Deacon says tonight they will be celebrating two marriages, Kristen's and theirs. Kristen is very upset when she finds out that Eric is not coming to the engagement party. Stephanie explains to Kristen that Eric fears the marriage will be the literal death of her. Kristen bravely says it's Eric's loss if he won't come to the party. Tony tells his parents that the wedding is going to happen, and he is determined for Eric to be a part of it. At the party, Tony plans to ask Eric to be his best man. Brooke gives Eric advice on whether or not he should go to the party and support his daughter, even though he disapproves of the engagement. Brooke warns Eric that someday he may wish that he had been more involved in his daughter's life. Everyone arrives at Bridget and Deacon's, except for Eric. Tony is disappointed his plan is down the tubes. The priest gives Tony and Kristen hopeful words about their extraordinary circumstances. Tony thanks everyone for coming, and tells the group that he was planning to ask Eric to be his best man, even though it seems foolish now. Eric suddenly appears at the door, and Tony anxiously awaits an answer.

52

Ep. #3683

Brooke wonders if Deacon played her for a fool, even though her instincts tell her he didn't. She decides that her best route is to be happy for Deacon and Bridget, and move on with her life. However, Brooke recalls her conversation with Deacon about ending his marriage, and says to herself that it was all a lie. She'll kill Deacon if he hurts Bridget. With everyone as a witness, Tony again asks Eric to be his best man. Eric says he has never questioned Tony's intentions, but intentions aren't good enough to protect his daughter from the passion that they feel for each other. Eric turns down Tony's request. Eduardo believes the comment is an insult to his entire family, and starts to leave. Kristen tells her father that he has taken the most significant day in her life and trashed it. The priest makes a deeply affecting speech to the group about Tony and Kristen. He says that Kristen and Tony have a difficult path in front of them, but he also knows that something truly miraculous lies ahead for them because of it. Eric is affected by the priest's words, and finally agrees to stand up for Tony as his best man.

53

Ep. #3684

Kristen awakens to her wedding day. Eric knows that Tony will take very good care of Kristen from now on. Kristen tells Eric that everything is fine between them because she knows her father only wanted the best for her. Tony is certain that Kristen's wedding dress is a perfect fit, but he just needs to know if Kristen likes it. He has an idea to surprise Kristen at the wedding chapel, and asks for everyone's help. Tony, Eduardo, and Liliana decorate Kristen's bridal suite, while Sally brings Kristen to the chapel. Sally, as Tony and Kristen's biggest supporter, accepts Kristen's offer to be the matron of honor. Clarke has an idea to stop the wedding. He explains to Eric that he knows a gay man who, for a fee of ten thousand dollars, will say that Tony contracted HIV from him instead of Ellen. Eric explains to Stephanie what Clarke has planned, and Stephanie rips into Clarke and kicks him out of the house. Kristen sees her wedding dress and is touched by its exquisite design. Tony comes out from his hiding spot, and Kristen tells him that she will wear it with so much pride.

54

Ep. #3685

Everyone gathered at the chapel for Tony and Kristen's wedding. Stephanie was surprised to find Bridget outside. She assumed Bridget was going to be Kristen's maid of honor. Bridget didn't have any idea who was going to stand up for her sister. Eric helped Tony tie his tie. Tony told Eric how happy he was to be marrying Kristen. Eric thought Kristen was pretty lucky too and told Tony to call him Dad. Ridge and Thorne arrived to lend some support. Meanwhile, Sally helped Kristen prepare in the bride's room. Sally had hired a professional hairdresser and makeup artist to make Kristen beautiful. Stephanie walked in and was stunned to find out Sally was going to be Kristen's maid of honor. Kristen explained that Sally had stood up for her and Tony through their courtship. Sally promised to behave during the ceremony. Eric knocked on the door and told the trio that it was time to start the service. A dejected Stephanie left for her seat. Everyone was seated in the chapel. Thorne and Ridge noticed that their mother looked upset. They figured out why when they saw Sally strutting down the aisle as matron of honor. Eric gave the Kristen away. Father Rivera told the assembled guests that Tony and Kristen's love was strong and should be an example to them all. Over at Forrester Creations, Megan found Brooke upset that she hadn't been invited to the wedding. They discussed how much they admired what Tony and Kristen were doing. Tony knew that Kristen was truly marrying him for who he was because of all the adversities they were destined to face. Brooke was upset to think that her daughter didn't have a similar marriage because Bridget had no idea what kind of man Deacon truly was. Brooke now had the ammunition she really needed to get Bridget to dump Deacon, but she couldn't use it because Bridget would never forgive her for sleeping with her husband. Megan poured some tea for Brooke, but Brooke felt nauseous! Morgan returned with some water for Brooke. Brooke refused even the water. She was took sick to think about swallowing anything. She had felt that way for a couple of days. Megan put two and two together. She asked Brooke if it was possible that she was pregnant. Brooke was dismayed at the thought.

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Ep. #3686

Kristen and Tony's wedding continued. Liliana and Stephanie got up and spoke of love and how wonderful it was for their children to get married. Bridget whispered to Deacon that she wished they could have had such a wedding. Amber tried to be romantic, but Rick could only look at her with scorn. Tony and Kirsten exchanged vows and rings. They were pronounced man and wife and kissed to the delight of the guests. Before walking down the aisle with Tony, Kristen hugged her father and told him that she loved him. Tony and Kristen walked into the chapel's courtyard where Tony picked up Kristen as they were showered with white rose petals. In the limousine, Tony presented Kristen with plane tickets to Africa. They were going on a safari! Back at the chapel, Eduardo and Lilliana and Stephanie and Eric congratulated each other on raising such fabulous children. In the front of the chapel, Deacon found Bridget gazing wistfully at a floral arrangement. He apologized for not giving her a proper fairy tale wedding. She admitted that weddings always got to her. She figured it must be the romance and all the family being together. She then smiled and asked Deacon to wait for her in the chapel. She ran to Father Rivera and whispered something in his ear. She then ran out the chapel doors leaving a perplexed Deacon to gaze wistfully at that floral arrangement. At Forrester Creations, Megan demanded to know if Brooke had used protection when she had sex with Deacon. Brooke was forced to admit that their first encounter had happened so fast that they had not used a condom! Megan was shocked and insisted she run out and buy a home pregnancy test. While Megan was at Walgreens, Brooke remembered the passion she had shared with Deacon and prayed she is not pregnant with Deacon's child. Megan returned. Brooke takes the pregnancy test. Although she is afraid to check the results, Brooke gazes at the test.

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Ep. #3687

At the Forrester guest house, Amber was disappointed that Rick didn't seem interested in spending much time with her. He insisted that he needed to study for some exams. Dejected, Amber picked up messages and listened to a message from some dude at Forrester Creations telling them that Bridget had come to the office and borrowed a wedding gown. Rick was infuriated when he figured out Deacon had convinced Bridget to renew their wedding vows. Amber said she envied Deacon and Bridget for working out their problems. She wanted Rick to try and work on their own marriage. Rick said it would take some time. Amber said she was tired of him shutting her out. He never seemed concerned about her. She told Rick that she did not plan to give up on them. She would re-earn his trust. Deacon waited anxiously at the wedding chapel. Bridget showed up wearing a wedding dress! Bridget explained that this was their chance to have a fairy tale wedding. They had weathered a difficult patch in their relationship and she thought they should start with a clean slate. Deacon thought it would be a great idea to renew their vows. With the help of Father Rivera, the young couple pledged their love to one another. At the end of the impromptu ceremony, Deacon said absolutely nothing would keep tear them apart. Brooke and Megan stared at the stick of the pregnancy test and couldn't believe that Brooke was pregnant! Brooke freaked out. She couldn't believe that she had let this happen. She was intelligent woman. How could she have slept with her daughter's husband and gotten pregnant? Megan tried to make Brooke feel better by saying she had been devastated by the betrayal of her father and Deacon had taken advantage of her weakness. She had simply made a mistake. Brooke said the life growing inside her was not a mistake and insisted that Megan stop trying to make her feel better. Brooke then collapsed in tears and screamed that she felt so ashamed.

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Ep. #3688

Stephanie went to visit Massimo in his office. Bridget and Deacon showed up at Brooke's office at Forrester Creations. Out in the desert near Furnace Creek, Amber took Rick to the spot where she had buried their son. [ Recap available. ]

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Ep. #3689

Amber and Rick continued their conversation in the desert at the grave of their child. Rick said he knew that Amber wanted him to forgive and forget, but she had burned him in the past when he trusted her before. He wasn't sure he could do what she wanted. Amber said she understood and she didn't blame him for the way he felt. However, she could not live with her husband if he didn't try to express any kind of love towards her. She decided she would stay with her aunt and uncle in Furnace Creek. Amber told Rick she would not use the baby against him. She would keep him informed of the baby's progress and call him after each doctor's visit. Rick said he did want Amber to be a part of his life. He didn't want her to move away from him. Amber was thrilled to hear that news, but said she needed more than what he was offering. She needed to feel loved. Rick asked what it would take to convince her to return to Los Angeles with him. Amber replied that he needed to believe that she was a changed person. She would never again do anything that would endanger the stability of her marriage or her family. Rick replied that he truly wanted to believe that was true. He asked if that was enough. Amber joyfully cried that it was plenty for the time being. She then doubled over in pain and cried for Rick to take her to the hospital. At Spectra Fashions, Darla and Sofia noticed that Sally was having a hard time concentrating on work. Darla guessed that Sally had a crush on Massimo. Sally admitted it was true, but that Massimo had a thing for Stephanie. Whatever it was between them, it was causing Massimo to behave strangely. Sally figured that the two of them had a secret and Sally intended to discover what it was. She had hired a private detective to find out what was going on. Just then, Sally got a call from her hired detective. She learned that Massimo and the Forresters were all at Café Ruse. Sally thought it was a good idea for her to go there as well. At the Café Ruse, the Forresters (Ridge, Eric, Stephanie, Thorne, Bridget, and Deacon) dined together in honor of Ridge's birthday. They didn't notice that Massimo was behind a potted plant listening to the entire exchange. Massimo grew angrier by the minute as he thought about how he had missed so much of his son's life. He knew it should be him at the table celebrating his son's birthday. He even had a fantasy sequence where he sat at the table in Eric's place. When Stephanie excused herself from the table, Massimo had a change of heart and decided she had been right. Ridge was happy and Massimo did not want to cause any waves. Mr. Marone paid his bill and got up to leave. But as he heard the family's laughter, he grew angry again and decided it was time to tell Ridge the truth. He walked up to the Forrester table. After Eric asked him to leave, Massimo said he was not going anywhere until he told Ridge what he had come to say.

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Ep. #3690

At the Furnace Creek Hospital, Rick waited in the hallway while Amber was examined. When the doctor came out of the room, he told Rick that they would have test results in a short while. He could visit Amber in the meantime. Rick went into Amber's room and they discussed that the doctor seemed to think the baby was going to be OK. Amber said she shouldn't have brought Rick out to the desert. Rick disagreed and said it was exactly what he had needed. He realized how much he did love Amber and his family. He said that the reason it hurt him so badly when Amber lied to him was because he loved her so. He then promised that what was in the past was past. They would meet the future together. Amber was ecstatic. But then the doctor returned and said Amber had a strep infection. That could be treated with penicillin. However, in her examination, they discovered that she had an inflammationof the kidney. Normally, that wouldn't be much of a concern, but Amber only had one kidney. The problem could be treated with cortisone, but that couldn't be used on pregnant women. The only solution was a restricted diet and lots of rest. The doctor warned them that it could be a very difficult pregnancy. After the doctor left, Amber said she didn't regret giving Rick her kidney. The couple agreed they would work together to ensure the health of their unborn child. At Spectra Fashions, Darla worried that Sally would only make matters worse if she went to Café Ruse and confronted Massimo and the Forresters. Sally replied that she cared deeply for Massimo and wanted to try and help him out. She worried that whatever secret he and Stephanie were keeping was dangerous. Sally was going to protect her friend (Massimo). At the Café Ruse, Massimo was just about to tell Ridge the truth when Stephanie returned to the table. Eric and Ridge encouraged Massimo to spit out what he had to say and be gone. Stephanie insisted that Massimo talk to her in private and Massimo agreed. After they left, Ridge and Eric wondered what Massimo had to say. They knew it was trouble or he wouldn't have interrupted a family gathering. They didn't see Sally arrive and slip behind them in her attempt to find Massimo. Stephanie and Massimo stood outside the ladies' room. Massimo argued that Ridge was not fulfilling his destiny. He was a born leader. He was not meant to be making dresses for the rich and famous. Eric was a weak father and Ridge needed to know from whence he came. Stephanie countered that Ridge was fulfilling his destiny. Perhaps Eric had been sent to be Ridge's father for a reason. Telling Ridge the truth now would only cause him pain and heartache. If Massimo truly loved his son, then would not tell him the truth. It would only hurt Ridge. She added that if Massimo did tell anyone the truth, she would never speak to him again. The entire Forrester family would hate Massimo and pull ranks around Ridge to protect him. Massimo would be shooting himself in the foot if he dared to tell the truth. With that threat, Stephanie stormed off. Neither of them had noticed that Sally had been hiding behind a potted plant close to them and heard the entire conversation. After Queen Stephanie was gone, Sally came out of hiding and asked Massimo if it was true. Was he really Ridge's natural father?

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Ep. #3691

By the Café Russe ladies' room, Sally asked Massimo if it was true that he was Ridge's biological father. Massimo tried to tell the her that she had misunderstood. But as Sally started to cause a scene, Massimo hauled her out of the place and took her to his office. There, Massimo was forced to admit that he was indeed Ridge's biological father. He explained how Stephanie had not known the truth until Ridge's accident when both she and Eric had donated blood. The blood types had shown that Eric could not be Ridge's father. Sally was beside herself. She was overjoyed that she now had something to ruin the Forrester family. She would finally get revenge for Macy's death. Massimo told Sally that he had been convinced not to let the cat out of the bag. Ridge already hated him and this news would drive him farther away. Sally felt pity for Massimo, but said she didn't care about his future with his son. She wanted to make the Forresters pay for what they had done to Macy. Over at Forrester Creations, Stephanie, Eric and Ridge entered Eric's office. Ridge was livid that his mother had spent time speaking to Massimo on his birthday. He asked his mother to never see Massimo again. Stephanie said he could not dictate who she could and could not see. Ridge said it was clear that Massimo had some hold over her. Stephanie replied that they were simply old friends. Ridge figured Massimo had feelings for Stephanie and was certain he had some reason for wanting to disrupt the Forrester family. Stephanie denied there was any such reason. In fact, she screamed that if Massimo ever threatened her family in any way, she would cut him out of her life. She would make sure that Massimo never approached Ridge again. Frustrated, Ridge and Eric left Stephanie alone in the office. She called Massimo and told him that he had to stay away from the Forrester family. She was sorry about the way it had worked out, but that was the way it had to be. Back at Massimo's office, Sally guessed what Stephanie had called and said. Sally was more determined than ever to make the Forresters pay for trying to ruin everyone's lives. Massimo yelled that Sally was not to breath a word of Ridge's true paternity to anyone. Meanwhile, in Africa, Kristen and Tony returned to their hut. They discussed the children they had seen in the street begging for money. They agreed they were blessed to have found each other and they were lucky in so many ways. After they kissed, Kristen explained that she knew something miraculous was going to come of their relationship. When raised voices were heard outside, Tony left to investigate. While Kristen looked out the door, what appeared to be a young local boy snuck into the room from the terrace. When Kristen noticed him, she started to call for Tony. The young man asked her not to let anyone know he was there.

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Ep. #3692

At Massimo's office, Massimo told Sally that if she truly cared for him, she would not tell anyone that he was Ridge's father. Sally laughed because that was exactly the tactic Stephanie was using to keep Massimo quiet. Sally wanted revenge, but Massimo told her that would accomplish nothing. The truth would come out and the Forresters would band together more tightly than ever. In fact, both Sally and he would then have lost their children. Massimo explained that he did indeed have a plan to eventually tell Ridge the truth, but it was a scheme that would take some time. Sally wondered what she would do while she was waiting for the House of Forrester to crumble. Massimo hinted perhaps they could get to know each other better. Sally thought it was ironic that he would bring such an idea up at this point because she had been trying to convince him that they could be good together for quite some time. Massimo took Sally in his arms and planted a kiss on her lips. Nonetheless, Sally swooned and was convinced not to let the cat out of the bag. Massimo promised a night on the town the following evening. After Sally left, Massimo seemed pleased with himself, but scared of what he had to do at the same time. In Africa, Kristen asked the young boy who had come into their room what he was doing. He explained she had dropped some film in the town earlier in the day and he wanted to return it to her. He knew she was on her honeymoon and knew exactly where they would be staying. When Tony came back, the boy hid. A hotel employee followed Tony and told the couple they had been chasing a local youth and they should be careful with their valuables. Once the employee left, Tony and Kristen talked with the boy. They learned his name was Zende. He said both his mother and brother had died in a car crash and he lived in the local orphanage. Kristen and Tony were both impressed with Zende's good manners and happy personality. Tony gave the boy some money for returning the film and Kristen promised that they would visit him at the orphanage the next day. After Zende left, Kristen and Tony wondered if his family had actually died of AIDS. Tony knew it was the leading cause of death where ever they were honeymooning. He thought they might be able to help Zende when they visited the orphanage. Kristen cried that he was just one of millions. Rick, Amber, and Bridget showed up at Brooke's house with dinner. They had been worried about her lately. Brooke explained that she was just going through a rough time and hadn't been feeling too well. Rick thought it was time for the kids to take care of their mother for a change. As the kids prepared dinner, Brooke eavesdropped and heard them discussing how she (Brooke) had seemed distant lately. Bridget said she missed the closeness she and her mother had once shared. Brooke lamented that she was carrying her daughter's husband's baby and worried that she could not hide the pregnancy much longer. As the foursome sat down to dinner, Rick asked Bridget to help him look for a new apartment over the weekend. He and Amber needed someplace larger since they would soon have a second child. Amber added that she wanted to find someplace with a pool because Little Eric loved to swim. Bridget came up with the grand idea that Rick and Amber should move in with Brooke! She said that Brooke was lonely in that big house and Rick and Amber could use the room, the pool, and everyone could help each other out. Rick thought it was a great idea because he would be traveling a lot for work. Amber and Brooke didn't like the idea much but Rick thought it would be a great way for him to give back to his mother after all she had done for him. Brooke burst into tears and said it wasn't true. She was a horrible mother and had made so many mistakes. Bridget comforted her mother and said they all loved her. There was nothing Brooke could do to destroy her (Bridget's) love for her mother.

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Ep. #3693

It's a new day. Kristen and Tony's tour guide took them to Haven of Hope, the orphanage in town. He showed them a small door where parents could leave their children anonymously. Once inside, Kristen and Tony were shocked to see so many tiny children living in the orphanage. They spotted Zende who introduced them to Mama Tisha, the woman in charge of the place. We learned that there are about 60 children living at the orphanage. There was need for much more housing than that, but they could not take any more. Most of the children's parents had died of AIDS. Many of the children were sick themselves, but they were not tested. It would not matter because there was not enough money for medications for the children. Zende had told Tony and Kristen his family died in a car crash because he was afraid of rejection. The stigma of AIDS was very great in Africa. Kristen and Tony held the newest arrival. Zende helped take care of the smaller children. Kristen put a small girl to bed. Tony played a card game with Zende. All the while, the newlyweds kept exchanging pained, knowing glances at each other. Back at the Forrester guest house Eric and Rick packed up stuff as Rick and Amber prepared to move into Brooke's place. Stephanie and Amber cried and said they'd miss each other. Amber said Stephanie had been the best mother she ever could have asked for. Rick told them to stop crying, they'd see each other all the time. After the kids left with Little Eric, Stephanie thought the move might be a good thing because there'd be someone to keep an eye on Brooke. Eric said he thought Brooke's trouble-making days were over. Stephanie rolled her eyes and said she had thought Brooke was out of their lives too many times in the past. Brooke would always be a problem. Stephanie then suggested Eric make them a couple of strong martinis and they'd kick back and enjoy the huge mansion all alone. Meanwhile, Megan stopped by to talk with a really distraught Brooke. Megan told Brooke that it was not a good idea for Rick and Amber to move into her house. They would figure out something was up in no time at all. Brooke said it was too late. She had agreed to the arrangement and if she backed out now, everyone would certainly know she was hiding something. Brooke had decided to tell everyone that she had dated a man for a couple of weeks and he had run off when he learned she was pregnant. Megan said that would never work because Deacon would figure out the truth when he learned she was pregnant. Brooke agreed that Deacon would not stay quiet if he knew he had a child. Megan then suggested that abortion was an option. She offered to help Brooke make all the arrangements. Brooke related the story of her pregnancy with Rick. Eric was the father and Brooke thought he was going to reunite with Stephanie at first. Brooke scheduled an abortion, but couldn't go through with it. That baby had been Rick, the light of her life. So there was no way she could have an abortion. It was not an option. Then, Rick and Amber arrived. Amber took Little Eric upstairs. Rick told his mother that he had a good feeling about them moving into the house. He thought it would be a good thing for everyone.

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Ep. #3694

Ridge tells Sally how much he hates Massimo, then tells Sally that he thinks the two of them are perfect for each other.

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Ep. #3695

Rick worked on a laptop computer in Thorne's office. Amber arrived with lunch that she had made for him. He explained that he was working with Thorne in the purchasing department. Rick was surprised at Amber's interest in Forrester Creations. She explained that it was the family business and she wanted to get involved. When Rick asked what she might like to do for the company, Amber sheepishly told how she had designed and sewed her own clothes as a teenager. Rick thought she would make a great designer. While Rick went to the loading dock, Amber sketched a dress on a spare pad of paper. Rick returned and thought it was a very innovative design. Amber day dreamed that she was the star designer at a Forrester fashion show. Back in the real world, Amber didn't think it would be possible for her to become a famous designer. At Massimo's office, Stephanie made it clear to him that he could have neither her nor Ridge. That was just the way it had to be. Massimo then quizzed Stephanie about Ridge's future at Forrester Creations. Stephanie explained that Ridge would take over the company from Eric. Massimo pointed out that Brooke owned 51% of the company, so it could never truly be Ridge's. As Stephanie pondered that thought, Massimo asked if she and Eric had written their wills and planned their estates. He was worried that the company would be divided evenly among the Forrester children and the government would take a good amount of Forrester Creations if it weren't planned properly. Stephanie exclaimed that the future of her company was really none of Massimo's business and walked out the door. After Stephanie left, Massimo instructed his assistant, Heidi, to carry out a mysterious task. He then took a piece of paper and put it in an envelope with Ridge's name on it. Massimo thought Ridge would get his opinion even if he didn't want it. In Eric's office at Forrester Creations, Eric toasted Ridge's cover story in Eye on Fashion magazine with Thorne, Megan, and two nameless models. Ridge didn't want to make a big deal of the article, but everyone agreed he was a superstar on the fashion horizon. Everyone left and Stephanie arrived. She told Eric they had to plan for the future of the company and their children. Eric said he had already taken care of that. All six of his children would get some stock each year until it was divided evenly among them. Stephanie was not too happy to learn that Rick and Bridget were getting the same amount as "her" children. The couple then argued about Ridge's share. Stephanie felt that he had contributed more to the company than the other children and should receive a larger slice. Eric didn't think that was fair and pointed out that he and Stephanie had agreed on this arrangement along time ago. Stephanie snidely commented that perhaps they should think about it again. Meanwhile, Ridge approached Megan's desk. She said a package had just arrived for him. Ridge looked at the box with a card on it. Ridge picked up the box and said it felt hot. Curious, he opened the box and was shocked at it's contents.

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Ep. #3696

As Massimo sat in his office and wondered if Ridge had received his package, Sally arrived and asked what she should wear for their date that evening. Massimo had forgotten he was taking Sally out. She understood and could tell that he had lots on his mind. Massimo said he had talked to Stephanie and learned that Eric had not planned very well for his children's future and that Ridge would never be the head of Forrester Creations. Sally begged Massimo not to get involved in the Forrester family business, but Massimo feared he would have to look out for his son's welfare because no one else was going to do it. In his office at Forrester Creations, Ridge opened the mysterious box and found it contained the world's largest pie pan with a tiny slice of apple pie in it. The attached note said "This is your slice of the Forrester pie. Don't settle for less than you deserve." Ridge was puzzled by the gift. His puzzlement was interrupted by Taylor. Taylor explained how she had purchased a new SUV that morning. Ridge was surprised that she had made such a major purchase without consulting him. She said that it wasn't like they couldn't afford it, he was the heir apparent to Forrester. That made Ridge think about the mysterious gift. Taylor thought it was some sort of marketing gimmick and he'd be receiving a call from a salesman that afternoon. Taylor left to spend more money. Alone, Ridge was bothered by his cryptic gift. Over in Eric's office, he and Stephanie continued to argue about Ridge's share of the Forrester legacy. Brooke walked in during the conversation. Stephanie asked her what she thought of all the children inheriting equal stock from Stephanie and Eric. While Brooke felt that Ridge had indeed made a larger contribution to the company, she didn't think it was fair to give him more stock than the other children. Stephanie said that she was afraid Ridge would be disrespected if he wasn't given a bigger share and might take a job elsewhere or start his own design house. Then the company would be worth nothing to anyone. Eric didn't think that Ridge would desert the family business. Stephanie grew more frustrated when Ridge walked into the office. He announced that he wanted to discuss the future of Forrester Creations.

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Ep. #3697

Back in Africa, Kristen and Tony prepared to leave their cabana for home. Kristen was looking at their vacation photos and found the one they had taken of themselves with Zende. They both commented what a wonderful boy he was. A hotel employee came to get their bags. They discussed Zende, the African AIDS crisis and the future with the employee. He explained that there were 60 million orphaned children in Africa with no relief in site. It would take a miracle to turn things around. After the bellhop left, Tony suggested they pray for something to be done about the problems they had seen. Zende arrived to say good bye. He presented Kristen with a bracelet and Tony with a small, cardboard African mask. He had made both items. The couple was touched by his generosity and Kristen offered him money in return. Zende said he would not take the money. They had already given him something - and he touched his heart. The driver returned to take Kristen and Tony to the airport. During a tearful good bye, Kristen gave Zende the photo of the three of them. Zende was thrilled to have it and tightly hugged the couple goodbye. Kristen said she would never forget Zende. As the car drove off, Zende looked at the photo and cried. Meanwhile, Massimo and Sally chatted in his office. He told Sally about his gift of pie to Ridge. Sally admitted that it was an ingenious idea. However, what if Ridge took the hint and demanded more of a stake in Forrester Creations and Eric gave it to him? That would make non-father and son closer than ever. Massimo admitted that was a possibility. If that happened, Massimo would be happy for his son. In Eric's office at Forrester Creations, Stephanie invited Ridge to join in on the estate planning for their Forrester stock. Eric welcomed a chance to explain his plan and pulled out a handy white marker board for some visual aid. He drew a pie chart complete with letters and numbers - how impressive. Stephanie and Eric own 49% of the Forrester stock. Eric explained that he wanted to divide that stock among their children. He was going to divide their (almost) half of the pie into five pieces. One fifth would each go to Eric and Stephanie's children: Ridge, Thorne, Kristen, and Felicia. The final fifth would be divided among Eric's children with Brooke: Rick and Bridget. So that means Rick and Bridget would each get 4.9% of the total Forrester stock. Ridge, Thorne, Kristen, and Felicia would then each get approximately 9.8% of the total Forrester stock. Ridge was surprised at the small portion he'd receive, but didn't fly off the handle. He asked what would happen to Brooke's 51%. She explained that she intended to divide her stock between Rick and Bridget. Ridge quickly calculated that his half-brother and half-sister would get 25.5% of the total stock from Brooke, giving them each a total of 30.4%! Ridge would certainly not have controlling interest. Then, Ridge flew off the handle! He couldn't' believe that after all the hard work he had put into Forrester he would own less than 10% when his parents died! He was the obvious choice to run the company in the future, but he could not do that properly if he didn't have controlling interest in it. Stephanie made it clear that she agreed with Ridge. Brooke said she could not get involved. It was a matter between Ridge and his parents. Eric said he was only trying to be fair to all his children. Ridge had been compensated with a generous salary for all his years of hard work. He said that even if he gave Ridge the entire 49%, he still wouldn't have controlling interest in the company. Ridge pointed out that Rick and Bridget each get half of their mother's stock, so he really only needed enough of the stock to have more than them to have controlling interest. He had worked hard for the company and wanted what he deserved. Eric said he could not deny his other children their legacy simply because they had chosen other paths in life. Ridge was furious and said he was sorry

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Ep. #3698

Kristen and Tony arrived at the Forrester mansion after returning from their honeymoon. Stephanie and Eric were glad to see them and eagerly looked at all the photos Kristen had taken. They came across a photo of Zende. Kristen lovingly explained that he was an orphan of AIDS and that he was everything anyone could want in a 10 year-old boy. Stephanie noted that the young boy must have stolen Kristen's heart. Kristen admitted that he had done exactly that. At Brooke's house, Brooke invited Rick and Bridget to sit down and discuss the future of Forrester Creations. She explained the plan to distribute the stocks of Forrester among all of Eric's children. The current plan gave both Rick and Bridget controlling interest and left Ridge with very little. Neither Rick nor Bridget thought that was fair. They thought Brooke should do what she thought was best with the company. They thought Ridge should run the company since he had worked harder and longer than anyone else. Bridget and Rick both agreed that Brooke could give Ridge just enough of the stock she intended to give them for Ridge to have controlling interest. Amber listened to the discussion with great interest. At the Bel Air mansion, Taylor found Ridge alone in the living room. She showed him her own personal copy of Eye on Fashion magazine. Ridge found his cover story ironic and told Taylor of his father's plan to distribute the Forrester stock. Taylor assumed Ridge would end up with 30% or 40% and was shocked to hear he'd have less than 10%. Ridge ranted about how he couldn't believe his father would treat him in such a shabby manner. Taylor agreed that Eric wasn't doing what was best for the company, but she understood he thought he was being fair to all his children. Ridge said he should maybe quit Forrester and start his own company. The conversation was interrupted by a phone call from Brooke. She told Ridge that she, Rick, and Bridget had decided to give him enough stock to give him controlling interest. She invited both he and Taylor over to sign the papers. After hanging up, Ridge was ecstatic. He told Taylor he had a good feeling about what was going to happen. Upstairs at Brooke's house, Amber talked to Rick about his decision. She wasn't so sure that he should give any of his stock to Ridge. She thought he should think about the future of his family. He was about to have two children. Just as Eric Senior had thought about all his children's legacy, Rick should do the same. Rick understood what Amber was saying, but pointed out he had already agreed to give up the stock. Amber said he should simply change his mind. He always wanted to be the good guy - to keep the peace. But it was time to think about his own well being - and that of his children. Rick thought about what Amber had said.

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Ep. #3699

At their Bel Air mansion, Taylor was dubious of Brooke's motives for giving Ridge extra Forrester stock. Ridge told her not to look a gift horse in the mouth and suggested they go to Brooke's house to sign some official papers. Meanwhile, upstairs at Brooke's house, Amber kept needling Rick about giving up his mother's stock. She explained - AGAIN - that it was his legacy to give children. He was Eric Forrester Jr. and he had just as much right to the company as any of Eric's other children. Amber felt Rick should at least think about the whole situation more before making any decisions. He owed it to his children. Rick carefully considered what Amber said. Downstairs, lawyer Connor showed up. He had drawn up the papers of stock transfer as Brooke had requested. However, Connor warned Brooke to reconsider the transaction because once she had given Ridge the stock, the action could not be reversed. Brooke said she was sure this was what she wanted to do. Her affairs had been messed up for quite a while and she wanted to get everything in order. Connor noticed that Brooke's behavior was strange and asked if she was ill. Brooke made it clear that she was not dying. She simply wanted to do what was right for everyone. Rick and Amber came downstairs and joined Connor and Brooke. Rick then announced that he had changed his mind and didn't want to give any stock away. He wanted to think about the plan and be sure he wasn't giving away too much. He had his children to think of. Brooke understood Rick's change of heart and suggested that everyone leave before Ridge arrived. She'd be able to handle the situation. Connor didn't think it was a good idea because Ridge was likely to be angry. Unfortunately Ridge and Taylor were at the door. Ridge brought champagne and suggested they toast the company. Rick then interrupted and said there would not be any stock transfer. He had changed his mind. Ridge was furious and reminded everyone how he had helped build Forrester and without him there would be no company to divide. Rick explained that he was only thinking about the future of his own family. Ticked off, Ridge grabbed Taylor and they left. Brooke knew this did not bode well for Christmas dinner. At Tony's beach house, Kristen lit enough candles in the bedroom to heat a small Nebraska town for the entire month of December. The newlyweds cooed about how much they were in love. After getting' jiggy with it (safely, of course) Kristen mused on what adventures lay ahead for them. Everyone had told them miraculous things would come of their union. There would indeed be a silver lining for all the troubles they would face. The happy couple pulled out photos from their honeymoon and both stopped short at the photo of them with Zende. They both admitted they had written him a letter on the plane ride home. As Kristen gazed at the photo, she suddenly sat up in bed! "Look at Zende's jacket!" Kristen yelled. "the lining is silver!" They realize that Zende needs them, and they need Zende. They decide to go back and make arrangements to adopt him.

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Ep. #3700

At Stephanie's request, Massimo showed up at the Forrester mansion. Stephanie thanked Massimo for pointing out the problems with the estate planning. She explained that Eric had reconsidered some his ideas and was only going to divide their stock among the four children they had together. Ridge would not have controlling interest, but Eric planned to get the siblings to always back Ridge's decisions. Massimo was not impressed. If there was no legal document, Ridge was no better off than he had been before. At Forrester Creations, Thorne visited his father. Eric explained that he and Stephanie had decided to divide their 49% of Forrester stock among only Ridge, Thorne, Kristen, Felicia (12.25% each) Rick and Bridget would inherit their stock from Brooke (25.5% each). Thorne thought that sounded fair, but Eric told of Ridge's desire to gain controlling interest. Eric said all his children needed to promise Ridge that they would back his every decision when he took control of the company. Thorne said he would always stand behind Ridge. When Thorne inquired about Kristen, Eric explained that she and Tony had returned to Africa after being home for two days to adopt the orphan child they had met on their honeymoon. Thorne thought that was a terrific idea. Obviously, Tony and Kristen had been put together for such a wonderful reason. Eric admitted he was upset that he had fought their relationship from the beginning. Thorne suggested that God had wanted Eric to test the couple - and they had passed with flying colors. In Africa, Tony and Kristen arrived the orphanage. They talked to Tisha who related that all the adoption papers had been processed, Zende's passport had been obtained, and he had gotten an HIV test.Kristen and Tony were overjoyed to learn that Zende was HIV negative. The couple then found Zende who was glad to see them. After some discussion, Kristen explained that they had come to take him home with them. They wanted him to be their son. Zende's face beamed. Back at Forrester Creations, Brooke moped in her office as Megan told of the travel arrangements she had made for the CEO. Apparently, Brooke was planning a retreat in the desert. She needed to have some time alone to think. When Ridge arrived, Megan left the two alone. Ridge came to apologize for his behavior at Brooke's house. He realized it was not her responsibility to give him controlling interest in Forrester Creations. He planned to apologize to Rick as well. Ridge explained that it was Taylor that convinced him to mend fences. Brooke was impressed that Taylor would do anything nice after all Brooke had put her through. Brooke said she had been such a fool to pursue Ridge earlier in the year. Ridge told Brooke not to worry about the past. He was impressed that Brooke had grown. In the past, such a disappointment would have caused Brooke to do something crazy. Brooke cried that she had not changed at all. She had to get away to think about what she had done. She felt ashamed. Concerned, Ridge asked Brooke to open up to him. She said she wished she could, but she had to deal with her problem on her own.

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Ep. #3701

At the Haven of Hope orphanage in Africa, Zende told Kristen and Tony that he would very much like to be their son. While he was gone to place a flower on his brother's grave, Tisha told Kristen and Tony that Zende never thought he would be adopted. She was grateful they were giving him a chance at a better life. Zende returned with his jacket that had the silver lining. Kristen and Tony made note that they would always keep it. After a tearful goodbye to Tisha and some of his friends, Zende left for America with Tony and Kristen. Meanwhile, at Brooke's house, Miss Logan and Megan packed for Brooke's retreat. Megan suggested that perhaps Brooke could stay away until she gave birth and give the baby up for adoption. Brooke was not sure she could give her child away. In Brooke's living room, Bridget joined Rick and Amber. Bridget worried that her mother would not open up to her. Amber thought Brooke was leaving town because she couldn't stand Amber living in her house. Rick said he had spoken to his mother and she had assured him her departure had nothing to do with Amber's presence. Brooke came downstairs with her bags and hugged her children good bye. She explained that she had to get away to clear her mind. She could not tell them where she was going. Rick said the rest of the Forresters would think something was up if she wasn't there for the stock transfer meeting. Brooke said she had explained her wishes to Connor and she expected her children would agree with her. Rick and Bridget said they would abide by what she had decided. Bridget said she wished Brooke would not leave until Deacon stopped by to say good bye. She thought that Deacon really was trying to get along with Brooke. Brooke wanted none of that and hightailed it out the door with Megan. Just after Brooke left, Deacon arrived. Everyone assumed that Brooke didn't want to talk to Deacon. Amber said it seemed to her that Brooke seemed ashamed. They all agreed that she must be upset about the way she had chased Ridge last fall. Bridget hugged her husband and thanked him for taking such good care of her. At Forrester Creations, Eric, Ridge, and Stephanie gathered in Eric's office to discuss the stock transfer with their lawyer Jonathan. Ridge told his parents that Brooke was leaving town and would be gone indefinitely. Stephanie was shocked that Brooke would leave at such a time. She feared Brooke was going to "drop a bomb" on them. Ridge said something was bothering Brooke, but she wouldn't tell him what it was. Just then, Brooke entered the office. She said that Connor would explain what she wanted done with her stock. She explained that she was taking an indefinite leave of absence, but she was not resigning. She would be back to run the company. Until she returned, she knew it would be in good hands. Ridge thanked Brooke for the vote of confidence. Brooke gave a wan smile in reply. Brooke said goodbye and left. Stephanie followed shortly thereafter. Out in hall, Megan arranged for Brooke's driver. Brooke ushered Megan and her chauffer off when Stephanie arrived. Stephanie asked how Brooke could leave when her daughter was still married to "that son of a bitch" Deacon. Stephanie pointed out that Brooke had always been a terrible mother, but this was a new low even for her. Brooke cried and asked Stephanie to keep an eye on Bridget for her. Stephanie readily agreed, but then realized something was terribly wrong. She sincerely asked Brooke what was the matter. Brooke simply said good bye and waited for the elevator as Stephanie walked away. But the elevators doors opened and Deacon walked out of the cab! He asked Brooke if she was leaving because of him. Brooke railed against Deacon. She screamed that she hated him for what he had done to her life. She got on the elevator and left. Deacon walked away perplexed. But who do you think was lurking around the corner and had heard every word? You got it - Stephanie! She had a quizzical look on her face. Whatever

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Ep. #3702

At Insomnia, Massimo enjoyed a cappa-mocha-latte-grande-soy and noticed Ridge at the counter getting a skim-latte-regular-with extra foam to go Massimo approached Ridge and said he understood it was a big day for the stock holders at Forrester. Ridge was rude to Massimo and upset his mother continued to talk to the thug. Ridge stormed off and Massimo had a daydream about one day telling Ridge he was his father and Ridge apologizing for being to rude to him. In Brooke's office at Forrester Creations, Bridget told Rick and Amber that she had received a call from Brooke and her caller ID told her the phone call was from the Ojai Valley Inn. Bridget intended to leave immediately to visit her mother. She was worried about her. Amber and Rick convinced her to stay for the stock transfer meeting. Amber stayed in Brooke's office while Rick and Bridget left for the meeting. A short while later, Deacon arrived looking for Bridget. Amber explained that Rick and Bridget had left for the important meeting. Amber tells Deacon that Bridget's going to visit Brooke after the meeting and maybe she can drag out of Brooke what's bothering her. She then tells him that it was good for both their futures because they were married to majority stock holders at Forrester Creations and one day Little Eric would be running the company. Deacon was impressed that his son would have so much power some day. In Eric's office, Ridge, Stephanie, Eric, Bridget, Rick, Connor, and Jonathan gathered for the stock meeting. Eric explained that he had decided not to give any of his stock to Rick and Bridget. The two seemed OK with that knowing that they would get more stock from Brooke. Connor then opened Brooke's document. He explained that Brooke intended to give all her stock to her children. Jonathan noted that it did not specify Rick and Bridget as her children. It was therefore possible that future children Brooke might have would divide her stock with her two current kids. Bridget said she doubted Brooke intended to have more children and Stephanie readily agreed. But in her absence, Brooke handed the reigns over to Ridge. She expected Rick and Bridget to give him their full support. They assured Ridge they knew he would run the company just as their mother would want him to. Eric broke out champagne and everyone celebrated.

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Ep. #3703

At Brooke's house, Rick hung up the phone after a conversation with his mother. He told Amber that Brooke still seemed upset and he wished there was something he could do to help her. Amber then asked what had transpired at the stock meeting the previous day. Rick explained that Eric had decided not to give any of the 49% of his stock to Rick or Bridget. Amber wasn't too happy to hear that, but was heartened to hear that Brooke was not going to give any of the 51% of her stock to anyone but Rick and Bridget. Rick further explained that Brooke had left Ridge in charge as CEO while she was gone. Rick was certain that Ridge would not do anything to rock the boat. Amber emphasized that the company would one day be Rick's. He had to make sure it continued to be run properly. She convinced him to go to Forrester and make sure things were running smoothly. In Ridge's office, Eric looked on as his older son handled a problem on the Forrester web site.Eric commented that he was certain his son would make a fine CEO. Ridge said it felt right for him to be in charge, but he had to remember it was only temporary until Brooke returned from her sabbatical. Eric hinted that he doubted Brooke would ever return to her position as CEO! Megan arrived and took orders from Ridge to assemble reports from all divisions for a board meeting that very night. When Ridge asked for business projections from all the lines, Megan admitted that Brooke had not developed a business plan for the men's line or Brooke's Bedroom. Both Eric and Ridge were surprised that Brooke had not been totally professional in her running of her own clothing lines. Megan pointed out that the lines were so successful, anything Brooke had projected would have been surpassed. After Megan left, Ridge decided he wanted to run a tighter ship than Brooke had been doing. He wanted to return Forrester to it's glory days of classic design. Eric agreed it might be a good idea. Meanwhile, Stephanie and Taylor wandered into Brooke's vacant office. Stephanie scowled as she looked at the bed and all the lingerie around the room. La Forrester was glad Brooke was gone and hoped all the damage she had done to the Forrester reputation could be erased. Stephanie also trashed a huge poster photo of Brooke at the unveiling of the Brooke's Bedroom line. Megan passed by and Stephanie instructed her to have the bed removed from the office immediately. Megan protested but Stephanie insisted the secretary follow orders. Megan did as she was told, but ran over to Ridge's office to let him know that Stephanie was taking over Brooke's office. on the other side of the building, Stephanie told Taylor that Brooke's office had once been her own work space. She intended to take it back and move in that afternoon. Taylor suggested that perhaps Stephanie should wait until Brooke had been gone longer than one day. Stephanie said she was certain Brooke was not coming back to work and in her opinion, it was good riddance. As the movers carried the bed out of the office, Rick walked down the hall. He was surprised to see things being taken from his mother's office. He stood outside the door and listened to Stephanie rant about Brooke. Rick overhears Stephanie trashing Brooke and confronts her and Taylor, enraged. He told Stephanie he couldn't believe she was talking about his mother in such a manner.

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Ep. #3704

Brooke has a visit from Bridget, who tells her that both she and Deacon are worried about her, and she tells her mother that she was the best thing that ever happened to Forrester creations.

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Ep. #3705

Stephanie tells Massimo all about how Ridge is the CEO of Forrester Creations, but Massimo tells her that because Ridge will never own the company, he will never be happy as a CEO.

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Ep. #3706

When Deacon pumps Megan to find out what is wrong with Brooke, she admits that she knows the two of them slept together, and asks Deacon if he still has feelings for Brooke.

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Ep. #3707

Deacon calls Brooke and asks her if he's done something to cause this hostility. Brooke admits to Dr. Isabel that she doesn't hate Deacon at all. She explains that when she and Deacon made love, they connected both emotionally and physically. She adds that she felt a passion with Deacon that she hasn't felt in years. When Brooke insists that a future with Deacon is impossible, Dr. Isabel asks if Deacon is married. Brooke confesses that she can't stop seeing Deacon because he's married to Brooke's daughter. Bridget tells Deacon that Brooke would be furious if she knew Ridge was pulling the Brooke's Bedroom line. Bridget is touched by Deacon's concern for Brooke. Ridge tells Rick that he'll explain why he's pulling the lingerie line, but Rick isn't going to like what he hears. Ridge explains that the line damaged the Forrester reputation and drove away their more conservative clientele. Rick wants Ridge to admit that Stephanie and Taylor put him up to this. Rick asks for research supporting the decision, but Ridge doesn't feel he owes Rick any more of an explanation.

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Ep. #3708

Bridget tells Deacon that she really feels as if their problems are behind them. Zende is awestruck as he heads for his new home with Kristen and Tony. He's thrilled with their house, his room, and the ocean. His new mom and dad tell him that they love him. Brooke tells Dr. Isabel that when the word gets out, her pregnancy will be front-page news. Stephanie tells Eric that Brooke accused Deacon of ruining her life. Ridge asks his parents if he is Brooke's puppet, or if he's really in control of the company. He tells them about Rick's interference and accusations. Eric offers to talk to Rick. Amber urges Rick and Bridget to call Brooke to tell her about Ridge canceling the bedroom line. Deacon adds that they can't let Ridge get away with this. Rick assures them that he's going to take care of the situation, but he needs their support. Rick wants to make it clear to Ridge that this is their company, too, and no one's going to push them around. Dr. Isabel tells Brooke that beating herself up isn't going to solve her dilemma. Brooke wonders what to tell her family about her baby. Dr. Isabel advises Brooke to focus on her baby and think of her unborn child as a blessing because he or she will be loved and cherished.

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Ep. #3709

Ridge asks Taylor to join the board of directors. Taylor considers it, then agrees to accept if the family votes her in. Rick visits Brooke and spots the garment bag from the maternity clothing store. Brooke covers, explaining that she bought the clothes for Amber. Brooke is stunned when Rick tells her about Ridge canceling the bedroom line. He tells Brooke that they're tearing everything she built to shreds. He urges her to come home. Brooke starts to cry, insisting that she can't. Rick resolves to find a way to handle it himself. Kristen introduces Zende to Eric, who asks the boy to call him ‘Grandpa.' As Tony and Kristen are cleaning stale food out of the refrigerator, Eric notices a tear in Zende's eye. Kristen and Tony promise to be more careful about wasting food. Amber tells Stephanie that she understands why Stephanie hates Brooke, but it doesn't mean Brooke is a bad businesswoman. Stephanie doesn't think what happens at Forrester is Amber's business, but Amber insists that it is because it concerns her husband and his future. When Stephanie comments on Rick's petulance, Amber demands that she stop treating Rick like a child. Stephanie is certain that one day Brooke, Rick and Amber will thank them for taking this step. Rick calls Amber and tells her that he's going to make his move at the next board meeting, adding that he's going to take on his big brother.

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Ep. #3710

Rick prepares for the board meeting by reading stacks of papers detailing the history of Forrester. He doesn't want them to get away with what they've done to Brooke. When Rick is dressed in his suit and ready to go, Amber gives him a pep talk and a kiss for luck. Ridge explains his reasons for dropping the Brooke's Bedroom line. He adds that the move has been met with overwhelming support from their important clients. When Kristen questions him, Ridge states that he doesn't know or care what Brooke thinks about the decision. Megan admits that Brooke knows about the move. When Thorne wants to know if Brooke was okay with it, Megan responds that Brooke isn't up for a fight right now. Massimo asks Yves to be his eyes and ears that the meeting, adding that no detail is insignificant. Ridge nominates Taylor for a seat on the board of directors. The vote is unanimous. Rick appears, announcing that he is there to represent Brooke, the majority stockholder. When Ridge orders him out, Rick reminds him that his family owns more than half the company, which means they own Ridge.

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Ep. #3711

Deacon tells Bridget he's going on a business trip to Vegas, when he really plans to visit Brooke. Deacon wonders why Brooke is running away and what she thinks he's done to her life. Brooke tells Dr. Isabel that she's worried that all the responsibilities she left behind will fall on Rick's shoulders. Dr. Isabel wonders if it's easier for Brooke to worry about Rick's problems than her own. She asks Brooke if she can't face Deacon because she still has feelings for him. Ridge tells Rick that he doesn't belong there, but then he changes his strategy and suggests he pull up a chair. The meeting proceeds as Ridge asks Yves about the International response to the cancellation of the lingerie line. When the report turns to financial details, Rick is clearly in over his head. Ridge tells Rick to go back to the playground. Eric angrily adjourns the meeting and tells Ridge and Rick to stay. Ridge confronts Rick about his stunt, pointing out that Rick is not equipped to run a company. Ridge wants Rick and Amber to stay out of his way. On the other side Amber promises Bridget that Rick is prepared for the meeting and will make them all proud. Brooke sees Deacon and tells him that he shouldn't be there, but Deacon insists that he's not leaving until he gets all his answers.

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Ep. #3712

Rick tells Amber and Bridget that Ridge made a fool of him at the board meeting. Rick is certain Ridge is trying to cut them out of the company before Brooke can transfer her stock to them, making them majority shareholders. Bridget is horrified by the idea that Ridge is taking advantage of Brooke in her absence. Rick decides the rules of the game have changed. He may not have as much experience, but he can be just as ruthless as Ridge can. Taylor asks Ridge if he feels threatened by Rick. Yves fills Massimo in on the battle between Ridge and Rick at the board meeting. He tells Massimo Ridge tore Rick to shreds. Deacon wants to know what Brooke is keeping from him. Brooke tells him to forget about her and go home to his wife. Deacon tries to convince Brooke she hasn't betrayed her daughter. He tells Brooke it's time she heard the truth and confesses that he loves her. Massimo pays Ridge a visit and comments on Ridge's power struggle with his brother. Ridge bristles when Massimo notes he can't control what he doesn't own. Massimo offers to help Ridge and denies that it's a ploy to get closer to Stephanie. Ridge tells Massimo that he disgusts him.

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Ep. #3713

Brooke finally admits she loves Deacon, but they both accept that he can never betray Bridget again. Brooke tells Deacon he's the only man who has ever accepted her for who she really is, but won't go back to L.A. with him. Deacon is shocked to find out Brooke is pregnant when the concierge drops off her prenatal vitamins. Thomas, Phoebe, and Steffy are excited when Ridge and Taylor take them to meet their new adopted cousin, Zende. Amber realises Deacon lied to Bridget and went to Vegas, and wonders who he's with.

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Ep. #3714

Brooke tries to convince Deacon the vitamins are for Amber, but Deacon does not believe her lies and wants Brooke to admit she's pregnant. When Brooke finally does, Deacon can hardly believe Brooke is having his child. Brooke wants Deacon to go back to L.A. and keep her secret, adding Bridget can never find out what Brooke has done to her. She knows Bridget would hate them both, but Deacon tells Brooke the baby is a blessing and she can't ask him to deny his paternity. Deacon tells Brooke he's going to leave Bridget and ask for a divorce so the two of them can raise their baby together and live as a family. Amber stops in to see Bridget and asks how Deacon's business trip is going. Bridget admits that she hasn't heard from him. Amber still continuning to fish for information comments on how much Bridget seems to trust Deacon. Bridget is certain Deacon would never cheat on her. Tony and Kristen marvel at how much Zende has brought to their lives. Tony promises Zende that no matter what happens, they will never stop loving him because they are a family. Kristen tells Tony they have to give Zende love and security and a whole new way of looking at life.

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Ep. #3715

Ridge tells Taylor that Rick has a lot to learn, and needs to pay his dues the way Ridge did. Deacon wants Brooke to go with him and tell Bridget the whole truth tonight. He insists Bridget will have to accept what's happened. Amber makes an entrance, proclaiming herself to be a great Forrester designer, unaware Stephanie has stopped by to see Rick. Stephanie pointedly tells them running a company is about more than having fun. Rick tells Stephanie while they are ripping years of Brooke's hard work to shreds, he is worried sick about his mother. He asks Stephanie to leave. Deacon tells Brooke as soon as the divorce is final, they'll be married. Bridget doesn't need him, but Brooke and the baby do. Brooke tells Deacon she wishes she could share his dream, but she can't let him break Bridget's heart again. Deacon asks Brooke if she could live with herself knowing she's denied her child a father and herself a life with a man who loves her. Brooke tells Deacon she would make any sacrifice to be with him – except her children. If Rick and Bridget don't know the truth, they will love Brooke's child and the baby will grow up with a supportive extended family. Brooke tells Deacon she's sorry, but the baby will never know Deacon is his father.

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Ep. #3716

Brooke tells Deacon they would have to leave town if they revealed the truth because no one would forgive them. They are in tears as Deacon points out they both are losing the best thing that ever happened to either of them. Deacon doesn't want them to turn their back on the miracle they found each other. He can't give up Brooke and the baby. In frustration, he hurls a vase across the room. Brooke asks Deacon to honor their child and their love by protecting her children from scandal, and their child from being an outcast. Brooke will come up with a plan to explain her pregnancy. Deacon wonders how he'll get over her. They kiss passionately. Stephanie thinks something major is going on with Brooke and Bridget should find out what it is. Bridget accuses Stephanie, Ridge, and Eric of taking advantage of Brooke by purging the company of her influence while she's gone. Amber and Alexandra wonder if Deacon's involved with another woman. Alexandra recalls something weird happened with Deacon when Bridget was at Big Bear with her friends. She and Amber wonder if he was with another woman then – and the same one now.

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Ep. #3717

Rick realizes he isn't ready and has second thoughts about going to the meeting, but Amber won't hear of it. Rick reads a note from Massimo with an urgent request to go to his office. Stephanie notes Ridge intentionally has chosen some heavy topics for the board meeting. Eric tells Ridge he's made his point and to leave Rick alone. Ridge refuses to change the agenda for the meeting. Eric isn't happy about the animosity between Rick and Ridge, but Ridge points out Rick questioned his authority in front of the board and he won't stand for it. Stephanie tells Eric if Rick doesn't feel prepared to discuss the topics, there's no way he'll show up at the meeting. Massimo tells Sally he must win Ridge's respect before Ridge learns the truth and he's already put a plan into action. Massimo plans to give Rick the tools he needs to take over Forrester and set Ridge free from a company where he can never achieve his full potential. Rick tells Massimo to leave his family alone, and is about to go when Massimo mentions the meeting and wonders if Rick needs any help. Massimo tells Rick if he does as he says, he guarantees Rick will run his father's company. Massimo tells himself Ridge would then take over his own.

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Ep. #3718

Massimo gives Rick a crash course in corporate finance, but Rick isn't sure why Massimo is helping him. Massimo asks Rick to promise he won't tell anyone what they're doing. Amber tells Bridget about Rick's meeting with Massimo and admits her concern. When Bridget asks about the board meeting, Amber explains Rick might not go because he saw the agenda and it's all over his head. Taylor senses something is up when Chuck, a financial expert, shows up at Ridge's request to sit in on the meeting. Rick calls Amber and explains Massimo took him through the whole agenda and he's ready for the meeting. Amber tells Bridget she doesn't know what's going on, but if Massimo's involved, it can't be good. They worry that Rick is being set up. Massimo receives a package he's been waiting for, which contains a picture of Stephanie and Ridge. He promises someday they'll be together as a family, and when the Forresters let Ridge down, Massimo will be there for him. Massimo adds if Rick does as he says, that someday could be very soon. The meeting has just begun when Rick rushes in. Ridge whispers to Chuck when they are finished with him, Rick will wish he hadn't shown up.

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Ep. #3719

Brooke tells Dr. Isabel Deacon has to stay married to Bridget, and no one can ever know Deacon is the father of Brooke's baby. Dr. Isabel realizes Deacon loves Brooke more than any other man ever has. She advises Brooke to go back to L.A. and get on with her life now that she knows her secret is safe with Deacon. Brooke assures Dr. Isabel her own feelings about Deacon are now irrelevant. Massimo isn't pleased when Amber tells him she knows about his visit with Rick. Afraid that Massimo has set Rick up, Amber demands to know what Massimo is up to. Ridge is stunned when Rick suggests a solution to Forrester's international tax situation, and Chuck admits he was going to propose the same move. Based on his advice from Massimo, Rick makes several more constructive suggestions to Eric's delight and Ridge's dismay. Deacon covers when Bridget asks him about his business trip. Deacon tells Bridget she's his number one priority. After the meeting, Stephanie and Taylor are impressed with Rick's contributions, but Ridge feels somehow they have just been hustled. Eric tells Rick how proud he is.

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Ep. #3720

Amber doesn't believe Massimo when he insists he was trying to help Rick. Massimo puts Rick on the speakerphone when he calls to thank Massimo for his help and tell him how well things went at the meeting. Hearing Rick, Amber is thrilled and hugs Massimo in gratitude. She's excited Ridge will have to take Rick seriously now and apologizes for what she said earlier. Ridge tells Eric that someone is out there encouraging Rick to cause problems for them. They try to figure out where Rick turned for his business advice. Megan confronts Deacon about going to see Brooke, but he turns around and accuses her of knowing all along that Brooke is pregnant with his child. Deacon tells Bridget he needs to talk to her. He takes her to the roof where he has set a romantic candlelight dinner for two. Deacon promises Bridget he's going to put everything he has into making their marriage work. Amber kisses Rick and tells him how proud she is of him. She adds Massimo thinks Rick will wind up in charge of Forrester one day. Ridge tells Taylor someone is obviously using Rick to get to him. Massimo watches them from across the restaurant and wishes he didn't have to put Ridge through the difficult times which lie ahead. Massimo is equally sure in the end it will be worth it and Ridge will thank him.

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Ep. #3721

Brooke gets angry when she realizes Ridge was trying to embarrass Rick at the meeting. But it pleased to hear that Rick shocked everyone especially Ridge at the meeting. She wonders who might have been coaching Rick. Megan wants Brooke to admit that Deacon is in love with her. She can't believe that Brooke can't see how wrong it is to deny her feelings for Deacon and the fact that he's the father of her child. Brooke insists that there's no other way. Deacon is doing this to protect Brooke, Bridget and the baby. Ridge and Taylor spot Massimo with Sally. Ridge doesn't care who Massimo's with as long as he stays away from them. Massimo explains to Sally that Ridge would be furious if he found out that Massimo was behind his problems with Rick, but someday he'll see that Massimo has to set Ridge free from Forrester to help him realize his true potential. Massimo sends an expensive bottle of champagne to Ridge and Taylor's table. Massimo is crushed when Ridge takes the open bottle and turns it upside down in the ice bucket. Bridget enjoys her evening with Deacon but admits that she's sad for her mother. Bridget tells Deacon that except for Ridge, no man has ever been able to resist Brooke. Deacon sends Bridget ahead when she wants to go down to his apartment. Deacon tells himself that he's protecting Bridget and doing what Brooke asked him to do. He fantasizes about being at Brooke's side when their baby is born. Bridget returns wearing her coat, but nothing underneath. Deacon kisses her.

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Ep. #3722

Darla helps Sally with her last minute plans for her date tonight, and notes that Massimo's in for a wild ride. Sally tells Massimo that her only goal for the evening to help him relax and have fun. She wants to show him how much fun they could have together. She admits that keeping his secret has been torture, knowing what it would do to Stephanie if the truth came out. While Eric is working late, Stephanie looks through mementos from her relationship with Massimo. Sally calls Stephanie and makes sure Stephanie can hear Massimo's voice in the background so she'll know they're together. Sally dims the lights and vamps to "Mustang Sally." After her dance, Sally asks if Massimo could imagine Stephanie putting on a show like that. She tells him she's going to change for the grand finale. Stephanie shows up at the door and warns Massimo that becoming involved with Sally will only bring him embarrassment. Massimo urges Stephanie to give in to her own feelings for him. They kiss, and he tells Stephanie how much he wants her back.

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Ep. #3723

Massimo reviews his strategy of supporting Rick so Ridge will leave Forrester in frustration. Rick thanks Massimo, telling him that the meeting went so well that there's no way Ridge can deny him a place on the Board of Directors and the chance to block everything Ridge tries to do. Massimo wonders if Bridget's husband will want to get involved with the company. He suggests that a man like Deacon could be helpful to Rick. Massimo tells Rick that it's essential that Ridge never finds out that Massimo has been coaching him. He warns Rick that he won't be able to stop Ridge alone, but Rick isn't interested in an alliance with Deacon. Rick wonders why Massimo is so passionate about him running Forrester. Amber confronts Deacon about lying to Bridget about the trip to Las Vegas. Deacon refuses to say where he really was but threatens to strangle Amber if she mentions his deception to Bridget. Deacon tells Amber that he's willing to support Rick in his battle against Ridge. Ridge scans the company by-laws looking for something that will help him stop Rick and wants to know who has Brooke's power of attorney. He searches for the document, knowing whoever she designated holds the key to Ridge's future.

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Ep. #3724

Bridget is thrilled that Deacon wants to smooth things over with Rick. Deacon is sure that Rick is in for the fight of his life. Deacon wants Ridge to account for what he's done to Brooke and the company. Bridget knows that Brooke and Deacon don't get along, but assures Deacon that someday Brooke will appreciate him as much as Bridget does. Rick tries to figure out what Ridge's next move will be. Ridge shows Thorne the power of attorney addendum in the by-laws, but admits he doesn't know who Brooke's designee is. Thorne points out that whoever has Brooke's voting rights is running the company now. Ridge is euphoric when he finds the file and learns the Brooke assigned him her voting rights. He's certain now that the company will be his. Ridge is unaware that Deacon has followed him. When Ridge is gone, Deacon takes the file, determined to find out what Ridge is up to. Rick is impressed with a dress Amber designed. Rick tells Amber that as soon as he's in charge at Forrester, he's giving Amber an office. Amber tries to convince Rick that Deacon could surprise him and he's sharper than Rick thinks.

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Ep. #3725

Jonathan confirms that Ridge controls Brooke's share of the company as long as she remains incapacitated. When Ridge asks about changing the company by-laws, Jonathan informs Ridge that he'll need board approval and wants to know what Ridge is up to. Ridge wants to call a board meeting immediately and explains to Taylor that it's an opportunity to get the company back after all these years. He wants to call for a vote now before Rick gets wind of it. Jonathan warns Ridge that if Rick finds out what he's doing and succeeds in stopping him, he's certain that Ridge will no longer be CEO. Deacon bursts in on Amber and Rick and shows them the power of attorney folder. Rick assures Deacon he'll handle it and calls Massimo. On the way to see Massimo, Rick phones Megan, who tells him that something's going on and he should get over to Forrester as soon as possible. Massimo looks at the document and deduces that Ridge plans to neutralize Brooke. Ridge intends to put management of Forrester in the hands of the board of directors, which is controlled by his family. Massimo tells Rick that he has to stop Ridge. Ridge assembles the board and informs his family that they day has finally come for them to take back their company.

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Ep. #3726

Massimo explains to Rick how Ridge can use Brooke's proxy to change the by-laws and leave Brooke and her children completely powerless. Massimo urges Rick to keep the board from voting until Brooke can get back from Ojai. Deacon shows Brooke the documents and alerts her that Ridge is up to something. Rick calls and tells Brooke that if she doesn't get back there today, Ridge is going to take over the company. Brooke realizes he plans to put the board in control. At first, Brooke is concerned about going back because everyone will see that she's pregnant, but then declares that no one can steal her children's legacy. Connor phones Brooke and orders her to call somebody at Forrester and give them an assignment immediately. Ridge makes his plan clear to his family. Jonathan agrees that the move would hold up legally because Brooke has not been functioning as CEO. Ridge insists that it's justice, not vengeance. He calls for a vote. Rick bursts in and confronts Ridge about his plan to take over the company. Ridge takes the vote despite Rick's protests, and the Forresters vote unanimously to take back the company. Ridge announces that the office of CEO is irrevocably his.

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Ep. #3727

Tony confides in Sally about what's going on at Forrester, and expresses his concern about the family infighting. Massimo interrupts, and shares his frustration with Sally over the prospect of Ridge being chained to Forrester for the rest of his life. Massimo admits that it was a brilliant strategic move on Ridge's part because once the vote is passed, there's nothing Brooke can do to reverse it. Deacon tries to prepare Brooke for the worst. Rick informs Ridge that Brooke is on her way back, but Ridge insists it's too late and the vote's been taken. Kristen reminds Rick that Brooke still owns most of the stock and Thorne adds that she'll have a vote on the board when she comes back. When Connor arrives at the boardroom, Ridge announces that Brooke is no longer in charge. Connor looks over the paperwork, then concedes to Ridge that he's scummy but ingenious. When Brooke and Deacon burst in, Connor asks Ridge to tell Brooke the news himself. Brooke accuses all the Forresters of betraying her. She declares that they stole her company and destroyed her children's legacy, and she will never forgive any of them. Ridge maintains that he didn't do this to hurt her. Greg comes in and reports to Brooke that the project she asked him to start is underway. Connor asks Greg what time Brooke called him, and what time the board voted on Ridge's amendment. Connor proclaims that Brooke was acting as CEO minutes before the vote, so Ridge had no right to vote on her behalf. Alarmed, Ridge wants Jonathan to tell him this is a ploy.

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Ep. #3728

Ridge maintains that he made a legitimate business decision, but Brooke insists that he made a big mistake. Ridge is shocked when Jonathan confirms that Brooke made it back in time. He explains that he can't notarize the vote in good faith because Brooke's obviously not incapacitated. Ridge realizes that Rick was the one who called Brooke, and Deacon explains how he figured out what Ridge was up to. Ridge is sure Rick is working with someone who wants to destroy Ridge and demands to know who it is. Eric tells everyone to calm down. Brooke declares that she can never trust Ridge again and fires him as CEO. She names Rick her new vice president and tells Ridge he can continue as head designer. When Thorne calls Rick's promotion ridiculous, Brooke responds that it's as ridiculous as putting Taylor on the board or canceling the bedroom line. She also names Deacon the new head of promotions. Bridget fills Tony in on Ridge's move to take over the company. Bridget wishes someone would stop the fighting between Ridge and Rick. Massimo is concerned that he hasn't heard from Rick yet about the meeting. His only hope is that Ridge's plan fails and the family turns on him, which would leave Ridge free from Forrester. Greg calls Massimo to alert him about what happened at the board meeting. Massimo is pleased, certain that this is the end for Ridge at Forrester Creations.

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Ep. #3729

Brooke tells Ridge that from now on their relationship is strictly professional. Ridge apologizes, but Brooke insists that Ridge betrayed her by deliberately changing the focus of the company while she was on sick leave. Brooke declares that he doesn't have the power to hurt her anymore. She adds that she's not bitter, she's just no longer vulnerable to his charm. Ridge asks Brooke who's been coaching Rick because he is obviously out to get Ridge. Brooke admits that she doesn't know - or care. When Ridge questions Brooke's decision to hire Rick and Deacon, Brooke says that she's hiring people she can trust - just like he did. Ridge promises Brooke that he's going to stop her, and whoever helped Rick is going to pay a high price. Amber is thrilled with Rick's promotion. They agree that Ridge can't find out that Massimo masterminded Ridge's downfall. Rick wants to see Massimo to thank him, and to find out why Massimo helped him. Massimo asks Greg to deliver a package to Ridge and fantasizes about Ridge working side by side with him for his company. Rick gives Massimo an ultimatum: either he tells Rick what his interests are in all this, or Rick blows Massimo's cover with Ridge. Massimo tries to convince Rick that he's not a threat to Ridge. Rick is certain that Massimo is lying when he claims he helped Rick out of repentance for what he did to Brooke and her parents. Brooke asks Megan if she knows who helped Rick, but she has no idea. Ridge opens the package, which contains the framed saying, "Out of life's tragedies comes true greatness." He slams it down in rage, swearing he will bring down whoever has done this to him.

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Ep. #3730

Rick tells Amber that he wants to patch things up with Ridge. Amber urges Rick to give Ridge a few days to cool off first, but Rick insists that he and Ridge can't work together until they get past what's happened. Deacon tells Bridget how much his new job means to him. Ridge decides he has to go in to work, but admits to Taylor that he'd better not run into Deacon or Rick. Taylor is leaving for the office when Rick arrives to see Ridge. When Rick says he wants to talk, Ridge responds that Rick knifed him in the back. Rick promises to treat Ridge fairly and not upstage him in exchange for Ridge's respect. Ridge angrily accuses Rick of being condescending and patronizing and warns him to get out. Rick refuses to leave. Brooke instructs Megan to start taking orders on the lingerie line again and adds that she hopes she'll be able to conceal her pregnancy for another month. Megan questions whether Brooke and Deacon will be able to hide their feelings for each other. Brooke has second thoughts about her decision to hire Deacon. Brooke calls Deacon and asks him to stop by the house. Deacon raves to Brooke how excited he is and he promises not to let her down. Brooke admits that she can't let him work at Forrester because it will be too hard for them to be in the same building.

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Ep. #3731

Amber wonders what happened to change the way Brooke feels about Deacon. She and Bridget also wonder what was bothering Brooke so much that she left town to begin with. Bridget admits that Deacon has been preoccupied lately and they haven't been very intimate. Brooke confesses to Deacon that she wasn't thinking straight when she offered him the job. Deacon is disappointed and tells Brooke that this was his opportunity to make something of himself. He insists that he needs the job to keep his mind off her. Brooke doesn't believe they can hide the truth if they're together everyday and they can't take that chance. Deacon tells Brooke that he made the biggest sacrifice of his life for her, but he needs the job as a distraction so he won't think of everything he's lost. Brooke relents, and Deacon promises she won't regret it. Ridge declares that Rick is going to crash and burn, and Ridge won't be there to pull him from the wreckage. Rick reminds Ridge that they're all family and they're in this together. He asks Ridge to put what's happened behind them. Ridge says that the rest of the family doesn't have time to give him on the job training; he'll have to get it somewhere else. Ridge gets in Rick's face and wants to know who's been coaching him. When Rick doesn't tell him, Ridge slams him against the wall. Rick reminds Ridge that he's his superior and if Ridge treats him this way at work, Rick will fire him. Amber is stunned when she sees Brooke looking at herself in the mirror and realizes Brooke is pregnant.

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Ep. #3732

Amber can't believe that her baby's grandma is having a baby. She asks Brooke who the father is. Amber guesses that it's Ridge, but Brooke denies it and refuses to discuss the matter. Brooke asks Amber not to tell Rick for a few more weeks, but Amber insists that she can't remain quiet because keeping secrets from Rick has caused too many problems in her marriage. Brooke finally convinces Amber to wait. When Megan asks Eric how Stephanie is taking the upheaval at Forrester, Eric admits that he hasn't told her yet because she left town a few days ago to get away from the situation. In Rick's new office, Deacon tells Rick how much he appreciates the opportunity Brooke has given him. Rick admits he's beginning to trust Deacon because of his commitment to Little Eric. He adds that no real man could turn his back on his child. When Rick is gone, Megan tells Deacon she knows he wants to protect Brooke, but how can he turn his back on the child Brooke is carrying? Deacon doesn't feel he has a choice. He knows what he's losing, but it doesn't change a thing. Stephanie calls Eric in tears. She tells him something is very wrong and she asks him to meet her at the cabin. Brooke tells Deacon and Megan that Amber knows about the baby. Megan urges Brooke not to walk away from the man she loves and the father of her baby.

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Ep. #3733

Megan insists that Brooke and Deacon are in love and pretending they're not won't help anyone, especially the baby. Megan is sure Bridget would recover, but Brooke insists that you can't build a life on someone else's pain. Brooke admits that she'll never stop loving Deacon. They worry about Amber figuring out the truth because she knew that Deacon didn't really go to Las Vegas. Stephanie is recalling Massimo's kiss when Eric arrives. She rushes into his arms. She tearfully tells Eric about the night she went over to Sally's when she knew Massimo was there. She confesses that she felt guilty and confused and implores Eric not to question her commitment to their marriage. Eric urges her to look at their children, especially Ridge, if she ever doubts their bond. Ridge wants Thorne and Kristen to help plan their next move, but Kristen insists that she's not interested in waging war against her own family. She reminds Ridge that Rick is their brother, not their enemy. Ridge is frustrated, having expected them to be his allies. Massimo says to Sally that this will be a painful moment of truth for Ridge as he realizes that his family won't rally around his cause. Massimo wishes there was some way to let Ridge know what Massimo has in store for his future. Massimo finds Ridge at the Café Russe and tells Ridge that his family will never be on the battlefield with him because it's not their style. Massimo urges Ridge to fight for what he believes in and calls him a visionary. Massimo is thrilled when Ridge thanks him.

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Ep. #3734

Ridge is unnerved that Massimo seems to know him so well. Massimo is certain that some day Ridge will look back on this crisis as the greatest opportunity of his life. Massimo assures Ridge that a door has just been opened. Deacon is checking out his new office when he meets Whip, the man who used to run Deacon's department. Whip points out that without his help, Deacon will fall flat on his face. Whip is condescending, declaring that Deacon has no qualification except to pour drinks at the next fashion show. Deacon tells Whip he's lucky to have a job if that's the way he talks to his superiors. He threatens to fire Whip if he doesn't make a major attitude adjustment. Eric reveals to Stephanie that Brooke came back, with Deacon's help, and made Rick vice president and Deacon the head of promotions. Stephanie is enraged when she hears that Brooke fired Ridge as CEO, especially when Eric seems so accepting of the situation. Whip wants to talk to Brooke about Deacon. He asks Brooke if she's trying to sabotage the company. Whip swears to Brooke that he's not going to cover for Deacon. Instead, he's going to make Deacon and Brooke the center of attention until he gets some answers about why Brooke hired him. Ridge fills Stephanie in on his meeting with Massimo and concedes that Massimo is an amazing man.

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Ep. #3735

Ridge admits to Stephanie that Massimo is more aware of what he's going through than his own father. Ridge is upset with his family's passivity. He's certain they could have driven Brooke out of the company if they had wanted to. Stephanie urges Ridge to stay at Forrester and fight. Deacon reviews his plans for his first promotional event, "The New Face of Forrester," which includes the reintroduction of the bedroom line. Ridge walks in on Deacon, Bridget and Rick. When they suggest they could use his advice, Ridge tells them they can all go to hell. Ridge refuses to help the company sell underwear. He declares if they really wanted to do what was best for Forrester, they'd go to Brooke's office and resign, but he knows they won't do that because they've gotten a taste of power that they stole rather than earned. He assures Deacon and Rick that they're both going to fail. Whip insists that he's been groomed for the job and wants to know why Brooke gave someone without experience the department head job. Brooke threatens to fire him for insubordination. Stephanie confronts Brooke, saying that she's out of control. She swears that Brooke is in for the fight of her life. Brooke maintains that Forrester Creations will always be run according to her vision and style. Stephanie fumes that she's never hated Brooke more and assures her that she can't run the company without Ridge. Stephanie swears that somehow, she will destroy Brooke. Amber wants Brooke to confide in her, but Brooke refuses to reveal who fathered her baby. Amber finds herself face to face with Stephanie, who demands to know what Brooke's secret is.

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Ep. #3736

As Deacon goes over the last minute plans for the press conference, Whip is stunned that Rick will be taking the questions, not Brooke. Brooke admits to Deacon that she's worried that someone will ask about her weight gain. Ridge wants Eric and Thorne to boycott the press conference, but Eric insists that if they do, it will show the world the company - and the family - in disarray. He doesn't want their dirty laundry aired in front of the press. Eric urges Ridge to let them move on as a family, but Ridge declares that more and more, he feels as if he isn't part of the family. Eric assures Ridge that he'd fight Brooke if he thought there was any chance of changing her mind. Ridge feels betrayed by both Eric and Thorne. Stephanie refuses to back down and insists that Amber tell her what Brooke doesn't want anyone to know. Amber finally agrees to, explaining that Brooke has an eating disorder, but Stephanie knows she's lying. Stephanie's sure it involves a man, and finally guesses that Brooke is pregnant. Whip remarks to Rick that you have to be a Forrester or married to one to make it there. He maintains that he's the most qualified person to run the department. Deacon embraces Brooke and urges her not to stress. He reassures her that everything's under control. Deacon confesses to Brooke that he loves the baby and her. The world will never know it, but she will. Stephanie reveals to Ridge and Thorne that Brooke is pregnant.

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Ep. #3737

Rick, Deacon and Eric finish preparations for the press conference. Eric informs them that Ridge will not be attending. As Brooke puts a cape on to cover her pregnancy during the press conference, Deacon promises her that no one will find out she's pregnant until she's ready. Amber worriedly tells Megan that Stephanie figured out that Brooke is pregnant. Stephanie is adamant that Brooke is pregnant, even though Ridge and Thorne have their doubts. Checking the monitor in the showroom, Ridge asks for a close-up of Brooke. The cape opens briefly to reveal Brooke's pregnancy. Stephanie tells Ridge that Brooke humiliated him and now it's time to return the favor. Brooke begins the press conference by announcing some of the changes at Forrester, including the hiring of Deacon and Rick. After Rick acknowledges his family, Brooke is answering questions about the reinstatement of the lingerie line when Amber sees Stephanie enter the showroom. When a reporter asks Brooke about modeling again, Stephanie seizes the opportunity and asks Brooke about her weight gain. Stephanie makes disparaging remarks about Brooke's dignity, integrity and ‘family values,' then yanks off the cape, revealing Brooke's pregnancy. The reporters ask Brooke about the father of her baby.

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Ep. #3738

Brooke is panicked as the reporters press for information, with Stephanie egging them on. They are all stunned when Whip steps forward and identifies himself as the father of Brooke's baby. Massimo is upset when Greg calls to inform him about the scandal and the mayhem at the press conference. Massimo tells Sally that since Eric let Brooke steal the company, she has disgraced the family and the Forrester name. He adds that Ridge and Stephanie deserve better. Whip explains to reporters that his relationship with Brooke is private, but they're very happy about the baby. The reporters have a field day, clamoring for answers with Whip mugging for the cameras until Rick clears the room. Stephanie asks Rick if Brooke is trying to destroy the company. Bridget can't believe Whip and Brooke are having a baby. Whip tries to stand up for Brooke, but Stephanie orders him out. Stephanie wants to go to Brooke's office and demand her resignation. Deacon warns Brooke that he doesn't trust Whip and is sure he's up to something. Deacon promises to be there for Brooke and kisses her passionately. Bridget comes to the door and asks Brooke what's going on. Brooke apologizes, but Bridget is just trying to understand. When Bridget inquires if Brooke loves the baby's father, Brooke responds that she does.

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Ep. #3739

Stephanie accuses Brooke of bringing nothing but shame and dishonor to the company. Brooke refuses to resign and orders Stephanie out of her office. Massimo watches the TV coverage of the press conference and wonders if Eric will protect Ridge and Stephanie from humiliation, or fail them again. Eric admits to Stephanie that attacking Brooke will only make the situation worse. He acknowledges that Brooke's behavior is reckless and irresponsible, but insists that they must show a united front and not let the company be torn apart by trying again to force Brooke out. Deacon wants Brooke to stay strong and not let Stephanie shake her confidence. Bridget questions Brooke about her feelings for Whip and wonders if there's something else Brooke isn't telling them. Brooke asks for some time alone. As he leaves, Deacon alerts Brooke to his bad feeling about Whip and thinks he's going to be trouble. Ridge can't believe that Eric defended Brooke and tells Taylor that if Eric doesn't have the guts to deal with her, then he will. Brooke is ruining the company's reputation, which could the cost them a fortune. Ridge says that the battle lines have been drawn. Ridge adds that if it weren't for Eric's infidelity with Brooke, none of this would have happened. Massimo tells Stephanie that it's beneath her to be associated with the likes of Brooke and her scandals. He embraces her supportively and urges her to leave Eric and his indiscretions behind.

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Ep. #3740

Brooke wants to know why Whip announced he's the father of her baby and warns him this isn't going to get him a promotion. Whip informs Brooke that she needs him and wants to know who the real father is. Brooke refuses to tell him and orders him not to talk to reporters. Whip assures Brooke that he's trying to help her. Bridget tries to make sense of what's happened. She notes that Deacon doesn't seem that surprised and wonders what he knows about the situation. Bridget insists that something isn't right and she's going to find out what it is. Eric, Thorne and Kristen try to figure out how to put a positive spin on the story, but Ridge insists that after today, Forrester Creations as they know it no longer exists. Ridge says that this is war, but Eric counters that you don't wage war on your family. Eric insists that he's choosing his battles, but meanwhile he's working for the success of the company. He adds that if Ridge doesn't want to be a part of it, he should get out. tephanie can't believe how alienated she feels from her own family. Massimo points out that she can never respect Eric after this. He swears that only he can love Stephanie the way she deserves to be loved. They embrace as Ridge walks in. Massimo tells Ridge that his future is not at Forrester Creations and he thinks Ridge finally realizes that. Deacon confronts Whip and warns him not to hurt Brooke if he wants to stay alive.

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Ep. #3741

Thorne wonders if Ridge would leave the company, but Eric assures him that Ridge's place is at Forrester and he'll come around in a few days. Eric tells Thorne that they need Ridge, and the company could not survive if Ridge and Stephanie were not a part of it. Ridge concedes that he's less upset with Brooke than he is at Eric's lack of support. Deacon is enraged when he and Brooke walk into Brooke's office and catch Whip regaling a couple of reporters with stories about his relationship with Brooke. Brooke reminds him that he's not supposed to give interviews. When she admits that she told Deacon that Whip's not the father of her baby, Whip suggests that Deacon must know who the real father is. Brooke insists that she hasn't told anyone. Brooke apologizes for not expressing her appreciation to Whip for helping her out. Whip implies that he'll keep looking for the identity of the real father if Deacon doesn't apologize as well. When Brooke urges Deacon to cooperate, Deacon does so begrudgingly. Ridge tells Massimo that he can't just leave the company because there will be no one left to fight Brooke. Massimo informs Ridge that he wants him to run Marone Enterprises. He offers Ridge a choice between a life of fulfillment and what he has now -- no control and no power. He fervently asks Stephanie and Ridge to go with him. Deacon and Brooke admit how much they want each other. Brooke wonders how things got so out of control, and what they're going to do. They embrace.

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Ep. #3742

Rick, Amber and Bridget sense Brooke is hiding something and beg her to open up to them. Brooke only admits that she has no intention of marrying Whip and refuses to give her child up for adoption. She insists that Whip won't be a part of the baby's life, but Rick observes that the baby is more important to Whip than Brooke realizes. Deacon and Megan try to find out who Whip Jones really is and how far he'll go to get what he wants. Deacon is sure that Whip is a gold-digger and wouldn't hesitate to blackmail Brooke. Whip tells his mother that he may not have gotten the promotion he wanted, but he's about to have a very rich little baby. Joy warns Whip not to take advantage of Brooke and is horrified when she realizes he plans to extort money from her. Whip says that he's paid his dues and there's nothing that will stop him now. Whip calls Brooke, who advises him never to come over uninvited. Whip tells Brooke that he's not the enemy and asks her not to turn him into one. Brooke informs Deacon that Whip is definitely going to be trouble and they have to keep the truth from him. Whip decides that if he can find out who the real father is, he would own Brooke.

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Ep. #3743

Bridget confesses to Deacon that her mother's life seems to be one scandal after another, but Bridget's able to handle it this time because their marriage is stable and sane, and nothing Brooke does can touch that. Bridget adds that maybe their relationship will set a good example for Brooke and someday she'll find someone wonderful like Deacon. Whip proudly shows Joy the newspaper's front page photo proclaiming him as the father of Brooke's baby. When Joy wonders how far he plans to take this, Whip replies that it depends on how much he can get away with. Deacon tells himself that he has to be a father to Brooke's baby even if he can't say that's who he is. He has to make sure Whip doesn't get in his way. Brooke admits to Megan that she doesn't trust Whip, but right now the whole mess is worth it if it helps protect Bridget. Brooke plans to give Whip a promotion and ship him off to International long before the baby arrives. She is stunned when Whip comes in with some reporters who start snapping pictures of the two of them. Megan slips out and notifies Deacon that Brooke needs help. When the reporters are gone, Whip tries to guess who the father is and assumes from Brooke's reaction that it must be someone wildly inappropriate. Deacon bursts in and hears Brooke warns Whip not to touch her. Deacon punches Whip, who puts it all together and realizes Deacon must be the baby's real father.

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Ep. #3744

Amber tells Rick that Ridge is jealous of their youth and potential. Rick admits he wouldn't have fought Ridge if Amber hadn't opened his eyes to what Ridge was up to. Amber asks Rick if he'll show the design she's working on to Brooke. Whip realizes that he's walking off with Deacon's life and there's nothing he can do about it. Deacon says that Whip is insane for thinking he and Brooke were involved and asks Brooke where she finds these people. Deacon threatens to sue Whip for slander if he starts spreading rumors. Whip advises Brooke to end the whole discussion by telling him who the father really is. Deacon plays along and requests that Brooke reveal the real father or he'll tell Bridget the truth about Whip. Brooke warns Deacon and Whip that either they go along with the program or they can stand in the unemployment line together. Bridget confesses to Eric that she's gotten through Brooke's latest scandal thanks to Deacon's support. Eric admits that he still doesn't trust Deacon and worries about Bridget's dependence on him. Bridget tells Eric that there's something weird about Brooke's relationship with Whip, and she's going to find out what it is. Ridge sees Amber's sketch and says that her scribblings will never see the light of day. Whip tries to convince Brooke that he's not the enemy. He's just asking for a little support and appreciation. When he's gone, Brooke and Deacon worry that Whip knows the truth and it's apparent that he plans to blackmail her.

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Ep. #3745

Deacon promises Brooke that he will handle Whip, and Brooke should just follow his lead. He suggests that Brooke mend fences with Amber because she is already suspicious of Deacon's trip and they may need her someday. Stephanie tries to reassure Ridge when he tells her about Amber's ambition to be a designer. She's certain that Eric wouldn't let Brooke challenge Ridge's authority as head designer. Kristen informs Thorne and Eric that Amber is designing and hopes to have her own line. Eric assures them that Brooke will deal with the situation if it comes up, and she is no fan of Amber's. He feels that in order to keep peace in the company, they have to support Brooke right now. Rick is enthusiastic about Amber's design and sees it as a way to tap into the younger market. When they show Brooke the design, she says that Amber is very talented. Rick wants to put it into production, but Brooke is hesitant because of Ridge. Brooke reconsiders, knowing it would mean a lot to Amber. Rick is proud of Amber, who is thrilled and believes that no one can call her trailer trash again. When the Board meeting starts, Rick passes out copies of Amber's design and announces that Brooke has approved it for production. Ridge and Stephanie are stunned when, rather than fighting the idea, Eric congratulates Amber. Ridge notes that he's the only one qualified to run the company and asks Brooke to make him CEO again or he'll walk. Eric is furious and takes a vote to see if the Board accepts Ridge's resignation. Ridge can't believe they are voting him out.

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Ep. #3746

Ridge can't believe that his family is voting him out of the company. He tells them that the company can't survive without him. When Rick informs Deacon and Amber that Ridge was fired, Deacon is glad to hear that Ridge has been taken down a peg, but points out that this is bad news because Forrester has lost its head designer. Taylor confesses to Massimo that she heard about his job offer, but she doesn't think Ridge is ready to leave Forrester Creations. She's equally certain that Eric would never let Ridge down. Taylor wonders if jealousy or bitterness motivated Massimo's actions. Massimo insists that Ridge is in a hostile environment at Forrester and he has to get out of there as soon as he can. Ridge confronts Eric for taking Brooke's side against him. Eric insists he did what was best for the company's stability but Ridge accuses Eric of turning his back on him. Angrily, Ridge starts to pack up his office. He warns Rick that without him, the company will fold. Stephanie confronts Eric about betraying Ridge. She says that she has never been more ashamed of anyone in her life. Whip, Rick, Amber and Deacon try to talk Ridge into reconsidering, but a shoving match between Ridge and Rick escalates into an all-out brawl with Deacon after Ridge refers to Amber as trashy. Ridge howls in pain when he cuts his hand on a broken vase.

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Ep. #3747

Rick tries to stop the bleeding. When Ridge realizes he can't feel his hand, he finally lets Rick take him to the hospital. Stephanie tells Massimo that Forrester won't survive without Ridge, but Massimo points out that Ridge will survive without Forrester. He urges Stephanie to leave Eric and start over with him. Stephanie attempts to call Ridge, but Amber answers and informs her about the accident. Massimo offers to take Stephanie to the hospital. The doctor tells Rick that Ridge is out of surgery, but it's too soon to give a prognosis because there was considerable nerve and bone damage. Ridge orders Rick out of his room. As the doctor examines him, Ridge is unable to move his fingers. Stephanie rushes in. Ridge wonders what happened to Eric and why he turned on them. Tony fills Sally in about what happened at Forrester. He thinks that Ridge could get a job anywhere but adds that Stephanie won't leave because she's married to Eric. Sally wonders about Stephanie's other option. She warns Tony that something is about to happen at Forrester that is worse than any of Brooke's scandals. When Amber notifies Eric about the fight, Eric wants to know which hand Ridge damaged. Deacon hopes Ridge's hand will be okay and wonders what is going on at the hospital. Eric apologizes to Ridge and assures him that he wants Deacon out of the company no matter what Brooke says. Ridge notes to Eric that he's not leaving the hospital with him and he's never going back to Forrester. Stephanie adds that she's not going home either. Eric is shocked when Massimo says that they're going home with him.

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Ep. #3748

Ridge tells Eric that there's nothing to discuss. He and Stephanie are leaving with Massimo and Eric has to accept it just as Ridge has had to accept what happened at the Board meeting. Ridge assures Eric that he's been a great father and teacher, and thanks him for everything. Ridge and Massimo give Stephanie and Eric some time alone. Eric promises Stephanie they can work things out and that he needs her. Stephanie insists that his loyalties lie with Brooke and his children with her. Both are in tears as Eric begs Stephanie not to do this. Amber insists that she wasn't responsible for what happened to Ridge, but Bridget believes she was the catalyst. Amber has no sympathy for Ridge and informs Bridget the company needed some new blood anyway. Josh comes up from the cutting room and announces that Amber's going to be a big success and that all the sewers are crazy about her designs. Kristen is concerned when she hears that Massimo is at the hospital with Stephanie and Ridge. Thorne insists that Massimo's not a threat and Stephanie would never fall for him. Eric accuses Massimo of planning what happened and wants to know what he offered Ridge. He tells Massimo that if he's half the man he claims to be, he won't tear Eric's family apart. As Massimo, Stephanie and Ridge get in the elevator together, Eric begs Ridge and Stephanie not to leave him, but the elevator doors close, leaving Eric alone.

118

Ep. #3749

Brooke stresses to Deacon that Bridget can never know the truth and they have to protect her at all costs. She tearfully asserts that she can't let Whip destroy her daughter. Deacon embraces Brooke as Bridget walks in. They cover, informing Bridget that Brooke is upset about Ridge. Bridget wants to get to know Whip better and tells Brooke and Deacon that she's arranged for the four of them to go out to dinner together tonight. When Brooke protests, Bridget wonders why Whip seems to be such a problem to her. Joy is shocked when Whip reveals that Brooke is pregnant by her own son-in-law. Whip explains that he plans to save Brooke's reputation, and Brooke will be helping them with their lifestyle. He assures his mother that this is the chance of a lifetime, and they're shifting into life in the fast lane. Amber is thrilled when three models come in wearing her trendy first designs. The models confess how much they love the outfits. Whip points out that he stood up for Brooke at the press conference. Brooke concedes that he helped her out and expresses her appreciation. He agrees to discuss where they go from here. He notes that he wants triple his salary, a company car and a house. Whip advises Brooke that he's through dancing to her tune and now he wants a little respect. Bridget tells Deacon that they have to make sure the father of Brooke's baby is a part of her life. Deacon warns her that Whip is an opportunist who has taken advantage of Brooke and not to go anywhere near him.

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Ep. #3750

Bridget is upset that Deacon doesn't even realise that they haven't made love in over a month, but Deacon is busy trying to get some dirt on Whip. Bridget goes to her mother for advice on sex, and Brooke is noticeable uncomfortable. Whip promises Brooke that he'll look after her and the baby, but there has to be some give and take. Amber confesses to Rick how happy she is with him right now, but she's worried that it won't last.

120

Ep. #3751

Bridget seeks out Amber for advice on seducing Deacon, and Amber suggests that all he needs is a little inspiration. Looking out for Bridget, Amber talks to Megan, wondering if she's noticed anything strange about Deacon lately. Deacon confronts Whip, who reminds him that Bridget, Brooke and the baby are all dependent on him right now, and Deacon doesn't want to blow things for them.

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Ep. #3752

Taylor doesn't understand what Stephanie needs when she says part of Massimo has always been with her, and is later intrigued to see how interested Massimo is in Ridge and the children. Bridget is enthralled as Whip claims that he and Brooke fell in love in Paris, but chose to keep it quiet. Eric begs Stephanie to come home.

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Ep. #3753

When Stephanie doesn't respond right away, Eric asks if Massimo is there with her. Eric asks Stephanie not to throw away a life that means so much to them. Massimo suggests making the transition easier for all of them by taking Stephanie, Ridge, Taylor and the kids to his yacht in Portofino. Ridge and Taylor can't, but they encourage Stephanie to go ahead. Stephanie declines because there is too much unresolved. She assures Massimo that she's not afraid of her future, but she can't be happy about the change knowing what Eric's going through right now. Eric finds the picture of Stephanie and Massimo in Stephanie's day planner and wonders what the real story is between them. On the dance floor, Brooke accuses Whip of going out of his way to make her uncomfortable by threatening her relationship with Bridget. Whip explains that Deacon is driving him crazy and he can't help but act out when he's around him. Whip insists that he doesn't want to hurt Bridget. He just wants Brooke to help him the way he's helping her, but he insists that extortion is the wrong word. Bridget happily notes that Brooke is starting to loosen up. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that Whip is after more than money. As they leave, Deacon warns Whip that if he touches a hair on Brooke's head, he'll hunt Whip down. Whip advises Brooke to move on and leave Deacon behind. He adds that he wants to be there for her in every way.

123

Ep. #3754

Bridget appears in the leather pants she wore the night they met and starts to seduce Deacon. She is irritated when he interrupts to answer the phone, and tearfully asks him what's really going on because she deserves to know the truth. Deacon denies that he's having an affair. Brooke finally agrees to let Whip come in and he gives her a foot massage. He says that his job now is meeting her needs, but Brooke informs him emphatically that they won't be having sex. Whip disagrees and points out that she's the reason why he can't have sex with anyone else now. Brooke refuses to sleep with Whip just to prove that she's over Deacon. Whip insists that it's because she's not really over him. She's still having an affair of the heart, and that's not fair to anyone. When Deacon calls, Brooke advises him to make Bridget his priority now. She adds that she plans to move on with her life. She bids him good-bye, then hangs up in tears. Whip assures her that she did the right thing and has given Bridget a fighting chance to save her marriage. Bridget comes out to apologize to Deacon, and he kisses her passionately. After they make love, Bridget assures Deacon that he doesn't have to worry about Brooke. Clarke looks at the photo of Brooke and Whip and tells Tony that Brooke clearly isn't in love with him.

124

Ep. #3755

Kristen informs Eric that, according to Tony, Sally is obsessed with winning the heart of Massimo Marone. Sally locks the door and starts kissing Massimo. She realizes that he can't make love to her because of Stephanie. When Sally hears that not only have Stephanie and Ridge left Eric but they left the hospital with Massimo, Sally slaps him in the face. She accuses Massimo of using her and pretending to care so she wouldn't reveal his secret. She warns him that he's going to pay dearly. Taylor assures Stephanie that they'll get through this, but Stephanie knows that life will never be the same for Eric, Ridge or her. When Amber tells Ridge that he needs an attitude adjustment, Ridge says that she'll never amount to anything at Forrester. Amber demands he leave because they don't need him, then backpedals, suggesting that he could help her as a mentor and teacher. Ridge insists that the company is headed for disaster and he hopes Amber and Rick get exactly what they deserve. Brooke and Eric hear that Ridge is in the building to pick up the rest of his things. They head to his office, aware that Amber is working in there. Brooke admits to Ridge that they don't want him to leave. Ridge reminds them that their vision of Forrester Creations is different than his, so it's best that he goes because they could never work together. The Forrester employees assemble with gifts. He confesses that they were the best to work with, but now it's time for him to say good-bye. As he leaves alone, Ridge recalls his days at Forrester.

125

Ep. #3756

Massimo insists that he wasn't using Sally, but she wants him to admit that Stephanie was the woman he wanted to end up with. She warns him that her broken heart is going to be a big problem for Stephanie and him. Sally informs Massimo that she's going to visit an old friend and give him some bad news. Taylor senses that there is more going on and asks Stephanie what she's holding back. Eric assures Ridge that he didn't betray him and it was never his intent to get Ridge out of the company. He asks Ridge to come back and promises him that someday he will run Forrester. Ridge doesn't think Eric can deliver on that promise. Eric implores that he'd do anything to change Ridge's mind. He tells Ridge that he loves him and apologizes for the pain he's caused. Eric and Ridge embrace. Ridge explains to Stephanie and Taylor that he and Eric had a good talk, but Ridge can't go back and work at Forrester. Sally notes to Eric that he took away her daughter by bringing Brooke Logan into their lives. Now Sally is going to take away one of Eric's sons. She admits to him that it's more than a scandal; it's justice. Sally says that she has some very bad news for him. Massimo reveals to Stephanie how Sally found out about Ridge's paternity by eavesdropping at the restaurant. He explains what happened earlier and adds that he's afraid Sally has gone to see Eric.

126

Ep. #3757

Taylor informs Ridge that Stephanie and Massimo rushed out together. They wonder what the two of them are hiding. Taylor is saddened to think that Eric's dream of having Ridge take over the company can't come true after all his hard work and sacrifice. Ridge reminds Taylor that Eric may have lost him as a CEO, but he hasn't lost him as a son. Stephanie and Massimo burst in and try to get Sally to leave, but Sally insists that she's not going anywhere until she finishes what she has to say. Massimo tries to divert Eric's attention by telling Eric that Sally's there to warn him about Massimo's love for Stephanie. Eric insists Stephanie and Sally leave. Sally gives them five minutes and tells Stephanie that their delay tactic isn't going to work. Today, Sally is going to avenge all the torment Stephanie brought on her, and there's nothing Stephanie can do to stop her. Sally is dubious when Stephanie insists that she didn't know that Ridge was Massimo's son. Stephanie begs Sally not to reveal it to Eric, but Sally insists it's poetic justice. Eric senses the reason Massimo is there has to do with Sally. He reveals to Massimo that Sally threatened one of his children. Massimo covers, thinking on his feet, explaining that they would be devastated by the situation. Eric assures Massimo that he will never have Stephanie. Tony, Kristen and Darla explain to Clarke about Eric and Stephanie's separation and Sally's feelings for Massimo.

127

Ep. #3758

Stephanie begs Sally not to do this to her family. She implores Sally not to rob Ridge's children of their name and their relatives just because Stephanie stole Sally's boyfriend. Sally tells Stephanie to give it up. Sally knows that she has everything that's important to Stephanie in the palm of her hand and Stephanie would do just about anything to keep her quiet. Stephanie confirms that she would do anything Sally wants to protect her family. Sally is intrigued with the idea. Whip confides in his mother that he and Brooke really hit it off last night. He wonders if a woman like Brooke could really be interested in a man like him. He daydreams about a future with Brooke and their baby. Eric tells Massimo that what he's doing is despicable and swears that there's nothing he can do to tear this family apart. He asks Massimo to leave so he can hear what Sally has to say. Sally claims it was just a misunderstanding that she and Stephanie have now straightened out. Eric orders Sally and Massimo out of the house. Sally tells Stephanie that she finally has her right where she wants her. Stephanie accuses her of extortion, but Sally calls it payback. She orders Stephanie to be at her house at nine a.m. tomorrow.

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Ep. #3759

Stephanie informs Massimo that if she doesn't show up at Sally's, she'll go straight to Eric, but Massimo insists that Stephanie will lose all her power the minute she walks through Sally's door. Stephanie knows that Sally wants her to suffer but tries to reassure Massimo that she'll be fine. Sally confesses to Darla that she's discovered Stephanie's deepest darkest secret. Deacon explains to Amber that he has a promotion plan for her designs. He introduces Claudia and Nikki, two of Barker's Beauties from "The Price is Right", who are followed in by Bob Barker himself. Amber is ecstatic and admits to Bob what a fan she is of the show. Deacon explains that they've worked it out to feature her outfits on "The Price is Right". The models love the clothes, and Rick agrees to pitch the idea to their CEO. Amber is thrilled that millions of people are going to see her work. Deacon praises that they're going to have a great collection all by themselves and who needs Ridge! Taylor tries to keep Ridge positive about the damage to his hand. When Ridge asks the doctor if he'll be able to draw again, the doctor admits there are no guarantees because of the seriousness of the injury. When the doctor examines his hand and Ridge feels pain, Ridge questions if that's a good sign, but he is panicked when he discovers that he can't hold a pen. When Stephanie arrives at Sally's, Sally hands her a maid's uniform and says that as of right now, Stephanie is her servant.
Episode Description

1

Ep. #3760

Sally warns Stephanie that if she wants her secret to stay a secret, she'd better shut up and get to work. Sally has been the Forrester punching bag for too many years. Stephanie advises Sally not to let her desire for revenge take over her life. Sally assures Stephanie that she's going to learn a lesson in humility and respect, and she can keep cleaning until she learns it. Sally cautions Stephanie to stay out of one particular room, or the whole world will know her secret. Stephanie can't resist, and goes into the room, which is a shrine to Macy. Sally is livid when she catches her. Brooke is adamant about going to her ultrasound appointment alone because, as she points out to Megan, she's going to be raising the baby alone. Deacon insists that there's nothing between Brooke and Whip and there never will be, but Whip accuses Deacon of being selfish and adds that Brooke deserves a life, too. Ridge is upset that he can't close his hand and tells the doctor that if it doesn't get better, he can't work. He declares that Rick, Amber and Deacon are responsible for crippling him. He breaks down, realizing he may never be able to draw again. Whip catches Brooke crying and suspects that it has to do with Deacon. He offers to go with her to the doctor, but Brooke declines. Megan remarks to Deacon that Brooke could do worse than Whip, but Deacon doesn't want to hear of it. Deacon is surprised that Brooke went to her appointment alone. Brooke is pleased when Deacon joins her in the examining room for the ultrasound.

2

Ep. #3761

Amber and Rick wonder where Deacon is because they are picking the new head model for Amber's line. They are distressed with the models sent over by the agency. Whip tries to get a handle on what Amber is looking for and suggests that they need to go with an unknown. Rick and Amber are stunned when Whip says that Bridget would be perfect. Brooke and Deacon enjoy a few minutes alone and look forward to their first look at the baby. Brooke introduces Deacon to the doctor as her son-in-law. They are thrilled when they see the ultrasound image of the baby. Deacon and Brooke are alarmed when the doctor wants to take a closer look at something on the monitor. The doctor explains that the fetus is smaller than he expected and wonders if Brooke could have gotten pregnant a few weeks after she returned from Paris. When the doctor is gone, Deacon promises to keep Brooke safe, and they kiss passionately. Tears fill Sally's eyes as she shows Stephanie some of the items in Macy's room. Stephanie puts a hand on Sally's shoulder. Sally explains to Stephanie that Macy was her reason for being. Now Stephanie has taken away Massimo the way she's taken away everything else that was important to her. Stephanie points out that Sally set herself up for failure by blackmailing Massimo into spending time with her. In her anguish, Sally reveals to Stephanie that Macy was different because she loved Sally and was proud of her. She demands Stephanie get out, but Stephanie doesn't leave as she listens to Sally's sobs.

3

Ep. #3762

Deacon and Brooke break apart when the nurse walks in on them. Brooke is concerned that they let their guard down and got too carried away. Deacon assures her it was a onetime occurrence because of the emotion of seeing their baby together for the first time. Whip is sure Bridget would love to be their head model and adds that it would give her more time to be with her husband. Amber isn't enthusiastic at first, but Whip points out that Bridget would help redefine the company image because every other Forrester has been touched by scandal. Amber informs Bridget that she wants her to be her new lead model. Bridget is intrigued, but says that she can't make a decision until she talks to Deacon. When Deacon hears the plan, he thinks they're joking. Stephanie explains to Massimo that designing is Ridge's passion. Ridge explains that the doctor has given no guarantees that he'll ever be able to work again. Massimo tells Ridge that right now, he's his own worst enemy. He should channel his anger into energy to fuel new and greater accomplishments. Massimo suggests that Ridge look at the accident as a gift that will force Ridge to explore new opportunities. Taylor and Stephanie are relieved when they see Ridge and Massimo toast each other.

4

Ep. #3763

Bridget is put off by Deacon's negative attitude. Deacon isn't surprised to hear the idea was Whip's and tells Bridget that she's going to embarrass herself. Rick suggests they test her and Bridget agrees to show what she can do on a runway. Deacon is worried that Bridget will make a fool of herself. Bridget enters in one of Amber's designs and puts on a performance. Whip, Amber and Rick react enthusiastically. Brooke recalls Ridge's days at Forrester and decides that it can't end like this. She visits Ridge, who warns her that someone is out there coaching Rick who has ulterior motives for destroying Ridge's career and getting Rick into the boardroom. Ridge asks Brooke about her sudden change in attitude toward Deacon. Brooke asks Ridge to come back to Forrester, but he refuses. Ridge questions Brooke about her pregnancy, and suggests that there's something that just doesn't add up. Brooke and Ridge banter about their relationship, and Brooke admits that she misses him. Ridge informs Brooke that he can't hold a pencil and needs another operation. When Ridge reveals that he may have to stop designing, Brooke insists that she won't let this destroy him. They embrace.

5

Ep. #3764

To help cope with his situation, Massimo asks Ridge to reconsider his offer to take Taylor and the children to spend a year on his yacht in Portofino, no strings attached. Ridge considers the offer, grateful for Massimo's generosity. Massimo and Ridge admit they feel a connection to one another. Ridge notes that if Massimo wants to help him rebuild his life, he'll track down the person responsible for Rick's rise to power. Eric admits to Rick how disturbed he is by what happened to Ridge. He wonders how Rick managed to single-handedly take control of Forrester Creations from his brother. Eric wants Rick to reveal who was coaching him and finally pressures Rick into admitting that it was Massimo. Rick denies that Massimo used him but Eric insists that Massimo's reign of terror ends today. Eric bursts in on Massimo and Ridge. Eric promises Ridge that after he hears what he has to say, Ridge will hate Massimo as much as Eric does. Whip realizes that Deacon went with Brooke to her doctor's appointment. Whip warns Brooke to either confess to Bridget or take a firm stand with Deacon because every time she gives Deacon any hope at all, she threatens Bridget's marriage. Whip advises Brooke to let Deacon go and give a chance to someone who's crazy about her. Brooke insists that she can't pretend to have feelings for Whip any more than she can pretend she has none for Deacon. Whip confesses to Brooke that he wants to fill the hole in her heart left by Deacon and asks her to make love to him.

6

Ep. #3765

Whip urges Brooke to let him love her ... for Bridget's sake. They are about to kiss when Bridget interrupts. She assures them nothing would make her happier than if Whip and Brooke got married. Bridget adds that she wishes Deacon was as romantic and supportive as Whip. Ridge is stunned when Eric reveals that it was Massimo who taught Rick everything he knows. Massimo pleads that he has Ridge's interests at heart, but Ridge demands to know who gave Massimo the right to control his life. He insists on knowing why Massimo destroyed his career. Massimo explains that his plan was to give Ridge a better life. Ridge is enraged and is about to deck Massimo when Eric stops him. Ridge promises that Massimo hasn't heard the last of him and vows revenge. Eric warns Massimo to stay away from his son. Megan accuses Deacon of being jealous of Whip even though Deacon persists that Whip is a con artist. Megan thinks Whip may be just what Brooke needs. She reminds Deacon that he will never be able to claim Brooke's child without ripping Bridget's heart out. Deacon is steaming when Bridget informs Megan that she caught Whip and Brooke making out. He barges in and warns Whip to keep his hands of Brooke. Whip urges Brooke to protect her children and notify Deacon it's over between them.

7

Ep. #3766

Bridget is taken aback when Thorne admits to her that he feels sorry for Whip because he thinks Whip is falling in love with Brooke and Brooke doesn't seem to feel the same about him. Whip informs Brooke that she has to make a choice between Bridget and Deacon. She can't have them both, and every time she's with Deacon, she betrays Bridget's trust. Bridget walks in on them and wants to know what they were discussing. They cover, explaining that Brooke has reservations about Bridget modeling the Ambrosia line. When they're alone, Brooke tells Deacon she's sorry, but Whip was right. Deacon protests, and explains to Brooke how much he needs her. They kiss passionately. Stephanie notes to Sally that she shares her loss. She insists that Macy's death was the greatest tragedy in Thorne's life and she's sure they would have worked things out if Macy had lived. Stephanie instructs Sally to direct her anger at Brooke because it was Brooke who killed Macy. Stephanie points out that after all these years, they finally have something in common; they are both Brooke's victims. Stephanie realizes that she and Sally should be allies, not enemies, and that they should work together to keep Brooke from destroying another life.

8

Ep. #3767

Brooke and Deacon make love in Brooke's office. When Brooke snaps back to reality, she is horrified, and tells Deacon it never should have happened. Deacon cuts off Brooke's protests, insisting that they can't keep lying and they have to confess to Bridget. Brooke decides to move to Paris because she has to protect Bridget and the truth would kill her. Half dressed, Deacon follows Brooke and implores her not to leave. He kisses her, and she runs out. Stephanie reminds Sally that Brooke's vicious cycle with men won't end until she meets her real soulmate. Stephanie doesn't think Whip could ever satisfy Brooke, but adds that he might be able to keep her in line. Her hope is that if Brooke meets Mr. Right, she'll leave the rest of them alone. Sally adds her wish that Brooke and her true love would be tragically separated, the way Brooke divided Thorne and Macy. Whip informs Bridget that Deacon isn't the man she thinks he is. Bridget appreciates Whips efforts to take care of Brooke, and Whip hopes that someday Brooke will, too. Megan explains to Whip that unless Deacon can stop her, Brooke is leaving the country. Deacon follows Brooke onto the plane and tries to get her to leave with him. Brooke asks Deacon to give Bridget a chance. Whip joins them, and announces that he's going with Brooke to Paris. When Deacon is gone, Whip assures Brooke that she's doing the right thing, and he's going to help her through this.

9

Ep. #3768

Eric isn't sure this is the best time to introduce a new line. Rick wants to get Brooke's perspective, but Megan informs them that Brooke is on her way to Paris. Rick suggests setting up a preview to test the Ambrosia line. He wants to show the world that Forrester is back with a new focus and a new attitude. Amber is thrilled when Eric finally agrees. Rick takes Amber to the Café Russe to celebrate. After they toast and express their happiness with their lives, Amber feels a pain in her stomach. Whip assures Brooke that she's made a courageous decision. By leaving the country she'll give her baby and Bridget a life free of scandal. He tries to dissuade Brooke from writing and faxing a letter to Deacon. Whip decides he's just the guy to help Brooke forget about Deacon. Whip calls Deacon and alerts him that Brooke is about to send him a fax. Whip wants him to read it, then shred it up.

10

Ep. #3769

Amber's pain subsides and she decides to show Rick how much she loves him. She goes up on stage and dedicates a song to him. When it ends, they kiss. Rick and Amber agree that they're going to give their baby a wonderful life. Amber suddenly collapses in pain and urges Rick to call an ambulance. Bridget can't understand why Brooke would have run off to Paris. Whip tells Brooke that she shouldn't have sent Deacon a letter and reminds her what would happen if Bridget or Stephanie saw it. Deacon reads the letter in which Brooke professes her love but asks for a clean break. He feeds the letter into the shredder. Bridget notices that Deacon is upset, but Deacon insists that he's just overwhelmed by everything going on in his life right now. Bridget is thrilled when Deacon informs her that as of this moment, she is his number one priority. They kiss. Brooke is angry when she catches Whip reading her letter, but he congratulates her on breaking off her relationship with Deacon. He assures her that she's done a great thing for her children, and someday she'll realize it was best for Deacon and her, too. Whip adds that Brooke can depend on him to be there for her.

11

Ep. #3770

Massimo wants to tell Ridge the truth. Amber refuses to cancel the show. Taylor wants to keep Ridge away from Massimo. [ Recap available. ]

12

Ep. #3771

Eric informs Thorne that Stephanie is coming home to stay. Massimo tells Stephanie that they were robbed of a life together. When Ridge calls and agrees to see Massimo, Stephanie reminds him not to make any confessions, which Massimo agrees to as long as he has her. Bridget goes to apologize to Ridge, but Taylor curtly explains that Ridge lost his company and possibly his career thanks in large part to Rick and Deacon. Taylor accuses Bridget of being part of Massimo's plan and as culpable as the rest of them because she didn't try to stop it. Taylor assures Bridget that Massimo is her problem now because Ridge will never go near him again. Ridge orders Massimo to get out of his life and to stop calling Taylor. He demands to know why Massimo is messing with his life and wants to know what it will take for Massimo to get the message that Stephanie belongs with Eric. Massimo tries to explain that he can't reveal to Ridge everything right now and refuses to stay away from him. Ridge warns Massimo that they either part as enemies and stay clear of each other, or Ridge will fight him to the death. Massimo wants to show Ridge the door to his future. Eric takes Stephanie in his arms and assures her this will be an anniversary they'll never forget. He gives Stephanie a gift just before she breaks it to him that she had a change of heart and moved in with Massimo. Eric is devastated and insists she leave.

13

Ep. #3772

Deacon wants to put everything on hold, but Amber refuses to cancel the preview. Deacon insists that they can't roll out a new line with the head designer home in bed. Amber is finally able to convince Deacon, Megan and Bridget to go on with the show. Bridget wishes Brooke could be there for her first walk down the runway. She warns Amber not to push herself too much. When Bridget is gone, Amber feels a twinge of pain. Whip offers Brooke words of encouragement. Brooke thanks Whip for all he's done. When Whip is gone, Brooke gives in to her emotions and calls Deacon. She wants to tell him that she loves him one last time, but adds that this is good-bye forever. Massimo reveals a magnificent office to Ridge. He encourages Ridge to use the office and the resources of Marone Industries to plan his revenge against those at Forrester who wronged him. Massimo explains to Ridge that he needs someone to continue his work after he's gone and offers to make Ridge his sole heir. Ridge wants Massimo to level with him, and explain why he has chosen Ridge. Massimo assures him that the only payback is that Ridge makes him proud and proves that he made the right choice. Massimo is thrilled when Ridge accepts, and the two men embrace.

14

Ep. #3773

As final preparations are underway for the showing, Amber admits to Deacon that she's dreamed about a moment like this all her life. Deacon and Bridget share their concern for Amber, who refuses to slow down and rest. Amber announces that a new chapter of Forrester Creations begins tomorrow and promises that they will shake the world. Stephanie explains to Taylor that she's not going back to Eric. Taylor urges Stephanie to talk about the real reasons, but they are interrupted by Ridge, who's come to share his news. Ridge asks if Stephanie has any idea why Massimo would do this for him. Stephanie doesn't want to get involved in Ridge's decision, but assumes Ridge will refuse the offer. Ridge informs Stephanie and Taylor that he's accepted it. Massimo reveals to Eric that he and Stephanie had a bond so strong that it was inevitable that they would find their way back to each other. Eric swears that Stephanie isn't in love with Massimo and realizes that they haven't slept together. Massimo refuses to discuss his sex life, but points out that he not only has Stephanie now, but he has Ridge as well. Eric insists that Ridge is on to Massimo and will never trust him again. Massimo admits to Eric that he's hired Ridge to run Marone Industries and made him the sole heir to his estate. He adds that he's providing for Ridge and his family - something that Eric failed to do.

15

Ep. #3774

Deacon promises Bridget that they will tape her big moment for Brooke. Ridge and Stephanie try unsuccessfully to take their minds off the showing. Stephanie is sure that it's as difficult for Eric as it is for Ridge. She admits that she's happy for Amber and asks Ridge not to hold what's happened against her. Ridge believes that Eric will see his legacy destroyed today, but admits that even though he has it coming, Ridge can't help but feel for him. Amber thanks Rick for believing in her. She can't believe how much her life has changed because of his love. Before the showing begins, Amber addresses the group and thanks them for being a part of this day. She also thanks Eric for making all their dreams possible. Eric announces that he is looking at "The New Faces of Forrester." He assures them that Forrester is still the best of the best. The showing begins and Rick is thrilled with the enthusiastic response from the reporters and buyers. Rick introduces Amber to the crowd and as Bridget models the showstopper, Amber sings the song that inspired her. Amber is basking in the applause when she suddenly collapses. Rick rushes to her and yells for someone to call an ambulance.

16

Ep. #3775

The doctor informs Rick that Amber is out of surgery and it looks as if she will make a full recovery. Rick is relieved that the baby is fine. As Amber regains consciousness, she dreams that she had a baby girl. Stephanie hears about what happened to Amber and is determined to go to the hospital, despite Kristen's efforts to keep her away. Kristen explains to Tony that Rick has enough to deal with tonight without Stephanie being there. The doctor reveals to Rick that emergency surgery was needed to save Amber's life. She was not suffering from a kidney stone, as they initially thought, but a renal artery aneurysm which was much more serious and caused her to go into acute kidney failure. When Eric asks how the baby is, the doctor breaks it to Rick that Amber lost the baby during surgery. Rick blames the stress of the fashion show, but the doctor assures him that no one could have predicted what happened. Rick goes in to wait for Amber to wake up, and braces himself to break the news to her. Stephanie asks Eric if there's any news, and he and Bridget fill Stephanie in on what happened. Amber wakes up and asks Rick why he looks so sad.

17

Ep. #3776

Amber tells Rick that she can relax now and focus on the baby. She sees the tears on Rick's face and asks him what's wrong. Amber is terrified when she realizes she's no longer pregnant and frantically asks Rick where the baby is. Amber panics, knowing it was too early to deliver the baby but tries to reassure herself that the baby will be okay. Amber wants Rick to take her to see their daughter, but Rick finally blurts out that the baby didn't make it. He quickly explains to Amber that it wasn't her fault but Amber believes her babies were taken away because she didn't deserve them. Rick holds Amber, assuring her that no one deserves happiness more than she does and he promises it will happen for them. Thorne informs Ridge and Taylor that Amber lost the baby. Ridge asks Thorne to let Rick know he's sorry, but Thorne suggests that it come from Ridge. Taylor notes to Ridge that losing a child is an irreplaceable loss, and a part of Amber has just died, too. Stephanie thinks that someone should be with Amber and Rick when Rick breaks the news. Eric says that Rick is there for her. Bridget reveals to Stephanie that from what the doctor said, it sounded as if Amber may not be able to have more children. Stephanie wonders how many times someone can face such disappointment and be knocked down without losing all hope.

18

Ep. #3777

Stephanie embraces Rick as he sobs. Eric comforts him and says the whole family is there for him. Rick tells Bridget that Amber is devastated. Dr. Wilson explains that this will be difficult for all of them, especially Amber, and suggests that she might want to talk to a counselor. Amber cries, telling herself that her baby is dead and it's all her fault for not listening to the doctor. Bridget approaches Amber and says how sorry they are, and that Amber didn't deserve what happened. She adds that Amber is a Forrester, and the Forresters all pull together when there's a crisis. Amber keeps hearing the doctor's voice, reminding her that she has to take care of herself to protect her baby. Two girls, Alisa and Erica, look at Amber's collection on the website. Erica admires Amber's drive and ambition and notes to Alisa that Amber has shown them that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. Erica reads about the showing and is stunned to read about Amber's collapse. Stephanie knows that Amber blames herself for the baby's death but assures Amber that she couldn't have prevented it. Amber insists that she's responsible for her two dead babies because she was greedy and thought only of herself. Stephanie embraces Amber, urging her to let go of the guilt. Eric comforts Bridget and Rick as Rick cries that his little girl is gone.

19

Ep. #3778

Eric informs Stephanie that Massimo is dismantling their lives and won't be satisfied until he destroys everything that binds their family together. He wants to know why Stephanie is living with Massimo. She explains that she is trying to protect their reputation, but Eric thinks she's doing just the opposite and will create another sex scandal once word gets out about her living arrangement. When Massimo arrives to pick up Stephanie, Eric urges her not to leave tonight when he and the family need her. Stephanie knows that she has to go with Massimo. Erica reads about Amber's surgery and decides that she has to go to L.A. Alisa realizes that she's going to try to meet Amber. Erica books a flight and slips out of the house. Ridge and Taylor go to Amber's room to offer their condolences. Taylor explains to Rick that no matter what's happened, Ridge and Rick are still brothers. Ridge expresses to Amber and Rick how sorry he is for their loss. Rick misinterprets Ridge's words, and accuses him of thinking this is what Amber deserves for stepping on Ridge's toes. Ridge insists that he feels terrible about their loss, but adds that it doesn't change his objective. Taylor comforts Amber and says that she's suffered a terrible tragedy, but she has so much to be proud of. Amber explodes that she doesn't care about her collection because her baby is dead. She tells Taylor that she hasn't changed. Amber feels she failed, and let her baby die.

20

Ep. #3779

Whip assures his mother that he's not giving up his future for Brooke because Brooke is his future. He tells Joy that he loves Brooke. Erica calls Alisa from the hospital, excited that she's going to find Amber Forrester. Amber begs the nurse for another pain pill. When she is sedated, she dreams about giving birth and hearing the doctor say that it's her fault the baby died. When Taylor offers to counsel Amber, Rick wonders if she could give him a referral because Taylor may be a good psychiatrist, but she's also Ridge's wife. Rick wants to take care of Amber and can't think about Ridge or family problems right now. Erica overhears Rick saying that Amber lost the baby. Erica slips into Amber's room and tells Amber how much she admires her. She adds that Amber's been through a terrible tragedy, but there are people that Amber doesn't even know who are pulling for her. Amber wants to know who Erica is and what she's doing there. Erica admits that she's a fan of Amber's, and Amber is her hero. Whip tries to cheer Brooke up, but Brooke insists that there's no way he can make her feel better. Whip insists that helping Brooke has made him happy the way nothing else ever has. Whip declares that he loves her and asks her to marry him.

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Ep. #3780

Whip asks Brooke to see it as a marriage of convenience if she wants. He promises he'll be a good father to her baby and a good husband to her. He adds that marrying him is probably the best thing Brooke could do for Bridget's marriage because it would eliminate any hope Deacon has left for the two of them. Erica takes Amber's hand supportively and promises that she's there for her. When Rick comes in to take Amber home, Amber introduces him to Erica, who is thrilled to meet another of her Forrester idols. Jonathan reviews the contract and the codicil to Massimo's will leaving everything to Ridge. He pronounces it a farce and refuses to let Ridge sign. Ridge insists that Massimo is sincere and signs the employment document anyway. Massimo welcomes him to Marone Industries. Eric bursts in and realizes that Ridge has sold his soul to the devil. Eric can't believe Ridge has taken a job from the man who's trying to steal Stephanie from him. He assures Eric that he's made this move for both of them. After seeing Little Eric's sadness, Amber sobs, knowing that she has disappointed everyone by losing the baby. Rick promises Amber that they'll get through this. When he leaves the room, Amber takes two more pain pills. Erica calls Alisa from in front of Brooke's house and excitedly tells her friend that she met both Amber and Rick.

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Ep. #3781

Sally dampens everyone's enthusiasm for Tony's design by telling them about Spectra's latest financial woes. Tony informs Clarke that Spectra may be looking for a new designer if he can't work with quality fabric, which Sally insists they can't afford. Ridge states to Eric that Rick, Amber, Brooke and Deacon made fools of them and it's time for payback. Ridge promises that he's going to bring them down and then he and Eric can walk back into Forrester with their heads held high. Massimo wants Ridge to learn about the company's shipping concerns, but Ridge admits that he has another agenda involving the fashion business. He explains that he has a score to settle before he does anything else. Eric wants Rick to call Ridge because he doesn't want the family torn apart over business differences. Thorne, Kristen, and Rick are shocked when Eric reveals that Ridge has taken a job at Marone Industries and is planning his revenge. Rick is sure Ridge is history and refuses to worry about him. Ridge calls Spectra and tells Clarke that he has a business proposal. Clarke agrees to meet him. Ridge then calls Rick and warns him to watch his back.

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Ep. #3782

When Brooke hears that Amber lost the baby, she assures Rick she'll come home immediately. Rick informs her that he and Amber need time alone. In tears, Brooke asks to talk to Amber. She comforts Amber and says that she knows how much the baby meant to her and wonders what she can do to help her through this. Brooke realizes how distraught Amber is and implores Rick to keep an eye on her. At first, Sally is defensive when Stephanie stops by. When she hears about Amber losing the baby, she admits that she and Stephanie have many reasons to be grateful, and many reasons to grieve. Sally explains to Stephanie how she's come to trust Clarke and is sure he'd never do anything behind her back. Sally confesses that however bad things may be at Spectra now, it's the one thing that belongs to her alone and she'll never let it go. Ridge admits to Clarke that he wants to buy Spectra Fashions and run it as CEO. Clarke advises Ridge to act now because Tony's thinking of leaving. Ridge points out that Sally didn't even want to hear his proposal, but Clarke needs Ridge to leave Sally to him. Ridge gives Clarke twenty-four hours to get Sally to sign the purchase agreement. Clarke tricks an inebriated Sally into signing the agreement by telling her that she's authorizing a purchase order for cheaper fabric. Amber expresses to Rick that she wants to have a joint funeral for both of her babies. She wants to do one good thing for her children and bury them next to each other.

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Ep. #3783

Ridge grimly realizes that Rick is so preoccupied with Amber that he won't see what's coming. When Darla asks Sally for her signature on some order forms, Sally starts to wonder what Clarke really had her sign last night. Clarke congratulates Ridge, the new owner of Spectra Fashions. When Ridge finds out that Sally was drunk when she signed the papers, Ridge erupts, but Clarke assures him that Sally will have to take Ridge seriously now. Ridge informs Massimo that he's made his first acquisition. Massimo can't believe that Sally would sell Spectra Fashions and warns Ridge to get out of the deal because he's wasting his time. Clarke calls Sally and explains to her that he's bringing over some investors. Sally is sure this is the answer to their prayers. Sally is furious when she sees Massimo and Ridge, and orders them out. She doesn't want to hear their offer, but Clarke reveals to her that they already own Spectra. Bridget tries to talk Amber into waiting a few days to do the funeral, but Amber is adamant on going ahead with it. At the cemetery, Rick and Amber see the caskets of their two children. Rick doesn't think Amber is ready and wants to take her home, but Amber insists on staying. Amber starts crying, and asks her children why they left her when all she wanted in the world was to be with them. Bridget fills Eric in about the funeral.

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Ep. #3784

Sally is horrified when she realizes Clarke had her sign the papers when she was drunk, and calls him a traitor. Massimo tears the document in half and suggests they start over. He insists there is no deal without Sally's consent. Sally tells them all to get out. Ridge assures Sally that he's going to buy Spectra and she's going to be glad he did. Tony points out that they can't force Sally to sell. Massimo explains that Ridge wants to buy the company to teach Brooke a lesson. Sally is suddenly interested in what they have to say. Eric explains to Stephanie, Kristen and Thorne that Amber and Rick needs them. They agree to go to the cemetery together. Erica finds an apartment near the school and reassures herself that she's going to make a new life for herself the way Amber did. She calls Alisa and says that she's going to the funeral because Amber needs a friend. Rick is concerned when Amber says that she can't wait to be with her children. Rick holds her when she admits to him that she feels as if she'll never be happy again. Rick promises they'll get through this together. The Forresters join Rick and Amber at the cemetery as Erica watches unnoticed. They place flowers on the caskets. Amber emotionally sings to her children, as the family watches in tears. Erica swears that she's going to help Amber.

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Ep. #3785

Rick explains to Bridget that Amber feels as if she let the family down. When Erica approaches Amber as she grieves by the caskets, Amber angrily tells her to leave, and Erica rushes off. When Amber spots Erica later, Erica tells her about a dream she had that Becky was taking care of Amber's babies in heaven because Amber is taking care of Little Eric. Erica is thrilled when Amber asks her for a ride home, and promises herself that she's going to find a way to be a part of Amber's life. Brooke informs Whip about Rick's warning from Ridge, and asks him to find out what Ridge is up to. Whip assures Brooke that she has nothing to worry about. Clarke assures Sally that they've never had a more powerful ally against Forrester. Sally insists that Spectra is not for sale. Ridge and Massimo try to change her mind, and Ridge maintains that he just wants to build on her success. Sally agrees to sell on the condition that Ridge doesn't change the name, and Massimo convinces him that it could work to their advantage. Tony isn't comfortable about the idea of keeping Ridge's plot for revenge a secret from his wife, but Ridge reassures him that eventually Kristen will be grateful.

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Ep. #3786

Deacon desperately misses Brooke and finally calls her. When Deacon senses that Whip is pressuring her, he demands to talk to Whip, but Brooke refuses. Rick tries unsuccessfully to convince Amber to go to the board meeting. When he's gone, Amber realizes that she's out of pain pills. She calls the doctor and cajoles him into giving her one more refill. Amber shows up for the board meeting, having taken a pain pill, and everyone congratulates her for the outstanding sales numbers for the Ambrosia line. Whip calls Deacon on his cell phone and taunts him, telling him that everything Deacon has wanted in his life is all Whip's. Deacon orders Megan to get the company jet ready because Brooke is in trouble. He promises himself that he's going to kill Whip when he gets to Paris. Ridge announces to Stephanie that he is back in the fashion business. Stephanie is stunned when Massimo explains that Ridge will be at war with Forrester Creations because he bought Spectra. Ridge explains to Stephanie that he can't go on with his life until his name is restored in the fashion industry. Stephanie realizes that they have to get rid of Brooke and promises that she's behind him all the way.

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Ep. #3787

Erica admits to Alisa how much she hopes to see Amber again, and wonders how she could find a way to get close to the Forresters. On his way to Paris, Deacon has a nightmare about calling Brooke while she's making love to Whip. Deacon advises the pilot that he only expects to be in Paris a few hours, and he anticipates having another passenger on the way home. Brooke is shocked when Whip puts on a porn tape for her to watch, insisting that it's a "motivational" tape. Whip advises her to let go of Deacon and have a little fun. Brooke asks Whip to leave, but he slips back in while she is taking a bath. Whip is undoing his shirt when Deacon comes to the door. Whip informs Deacon that Brooke is in the bedroom waiting for him. Kristen understands when Tony is reluctant to reveal what's going on at Spectra. Near the schoolyard, Erica watches as Zende and his friends play chess. When Zende looks for his next opponent, Erica volunteers. A teacher spots Erica and wants to know what she's doing there.

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Ep. #3788

Deacon insists that Whip is going home with him. Whip accuses Deacon of being jealous and insecure, and says that Brooke is going to see him for what he is. A fight ensues, and Deacon knocks Whip unconscious. Erica lies and informs Mrs. Benton that she is her new teacher's aide. She resumes her game with Zende and is stunned to find out that he is the adopted child of a Forrester. Erica quizzes Zende about Amber, and about how often he sees the family. Zende confronts Erica about not being a teacher's assistant, but promises to keep her secret. Tony and Kristen talk about their son, and wonder how soon he'll become interested in girls. When they pick him up at school, Zende introduces them to the new teaching assistant, Erica. Brooke is stunned to see Deacon in her bedroom. Deacon wants either Brooke or Whip to go back to L.A. with him. Brooke admits to Deacon that they can't be around each other and begs him to go before she asks him to stay. They kiss passionately and he carries her back to the bed.

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Ep. #3789

Amber is subdued even when the rave reviews are read and the family showers her with praise. Rick doesn't think that Amber is in the mood for a party, but Bridget points out that he and Amber have to focus on the future now. Rick thanks everyone for acknowledging Amber's success and adds that with Amber's ability and their support, nothing can stop them. Bridget toasts Brooke for recognizing Amber's talent and giving her the go-ahead with her line. After they make love, Brooke admits to Deacon that all her fears and uncertainties disappear when she's with him. Clarke doesn't care about Ridge's personal vendetta, but is more than interested in helping in the battle against Forrester for the sake of Spectra Fashions. Stephanie realizes that Sally accepted Ridge's offer because she wants to bring Brooke down. She points out that Ridge and Sally want the same thing. Stephanie takes Sally's hand and reminds her that if there's any hope of stopping Brooke, they have to do it together. Clarke assures Ridge that he and Tony will be his hands and will put his vision on paper. He boasts to Ridge that Forrester won't know what hit them. After all the love making and talking, Brooke and Deacon are sleeping in the bed when an enraged Whip comes in and hits Deacon over the head with a candlestick.

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Ep. #3790

Ridge is working hard with Tony and Clarke on the next Spectra collection. Amber informs Rick that she has to focus on their family and on her work. She knows that the future of Forrester is depending on their success. Amber assures Rick that Ridge is never going to bother them again. Whip drags an unconscious Deacon out of Brooke's suite. He takes him to the company jet and explains that Deacon had one too many drinks. He tells the pilot that Deacon needs to get back to L.A. for a meeting. Deacon trips Whip as he is leaving, but Whip assures him that Brooke is his. He decks Deacon and leaves. Brooke is surprised that Deacon is gone. She assumes he is calling when the phone rings, but it's Bridget. Brooke covers, but is thrown when Bridget asks if Brooke knows where Deacon is. Rick runs into Ridge and taunts him, reminding him that he's out of the fashion business, and there's nothing he can do to Forrester now. Bridget finally reaches Deacon on his cell phone, and he feels terrible lying to her about where he is. Brooke admits to Whip that she lost control again when Deacon was there. Whip says that if she'll trust him and do as he says, he can save her.

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Ep. #3791

Zende's friends tease him about having a crush on Erica. Erica explains to her landlord, Ziggy, why she is so intrigued by the Forresters. Tony is certain that Zende is just infatuated with Erica and assures Kristen that they don't need to be concerned by his apparent crush. Whip decides that it's time for Brooke to go back to L.A. and start a life without Deacon. He wants Brooke to marry him and won't take no for an answer. Whip promises that he can save Brooke if she accepts him as her husband. Still posing as a teacher's aide, Erica is pleased when she realizes he has a crush on her. Megan is horrified when Deacon explains what happened in Paris. Deacon insists that he and Brooke couldn't help themselves when they slept together again. Bridget throws her arms around Deacon, thrilled to see him home. She takes a call from Brooke, then informs Deacon that Brooke is on her way home and asked Bridget to be her matron of honor when she marries Whip next week!

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Ep. #3792

Whip wants Brooke to get to know him better, and reveals a bed strewn with rose petals. Brooke insists that she's not ready for this and asks him to be patient. Whip kisses her, but agrees to wait until their wedding night. Megan tries to convince Deacon that Brooke needs to marry Whip for Bridget's sake. Deacon doesn't believe Brooke will go through with the wedding. Rick wonders why Brooke is really marrying Whip, certain that it's not about love. Erica and Zende stop playing chess, and Erica puts on the boom box and sings for him. Erica overhears Tony telling Zende about Brooke's wedding. She offers to go with Zende to the wedding and gives Zende her phone number. Amber is edgy and informs Rick and Bridget that she has run out of pain medication, and the doctor won't give her anymore. Bridget welcomes Brooke and Whip home and decides that she'll throw a party for them. Deacon asks to talk to Brooke and Whip alone. When Bridget leaves, Deacon warns Brooke that he won't let her marry Whip.

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Ep. #3793

Brooke finally confirms that she is marrying Whip, who insists that he is saving Brooke, Deacon and their baby from a scandal. Deacon gets Brooke alone and implores her not to marry Whip. Brooke insists that she has to do what's right and asks him to leave. Sally informs Ridge that Brooke is the reason she sold him the company, and she wants her destroyed. Ridge hears about Brooke's wedding plans and admits to Sally that it doesn't add up. Stephanie is surprised by Brooke's plans to marry Whip, but Bridget assures her that, after all the scandals, this is just what Brooke needs. Stephanie promises Bridget that she'll support the marriage from the minute they take their vows. Bridget admits to Deacon how important it is to her to see her mother happy. Stephanie confronts Brooke about her plans and realizes that Brooke is about to marry a man she doesn't love.

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Ep. #3794

Stephanie assures Brooke that Bridget will be the victim if this marriage winds up in another scandal. Stephanie is sure that Brooke is hiding something. She reminds Brooke that she's never been able to keep a secret from her indefinitely. Deacon assures Whip that he'll do anything to stop the wedding. Ziggy notes Amber's frazzled state and offers to help her get more pills. Ziggy takes her money, returns with the pills, and offers Amber his phone number. Deacon informs Brooke that the only way their baby can have a happy life is if they tell the truth. Brooke is distraught about betraying Bridget. Deacon takes Brooke in his arms as she sobs and he kisses her passionately. Stephanie spots them and assumes Brooke is kissing Whip -- until she sees Whip in the hall. She goes back to Brooke's office and is horrified to find Deacon with Brooke.

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Ep. #3795

Stephanie realizes that Deacon must be the father of Brooke's baby. At first, Brooke tries to deny it, but then admits the truth. When Stephanie calls Brooke a whore, Brooke slaps her. Stephanie slaps her back, assuring Brooke that if she weren't pregnant, she'd tear her apart. They all agree that they need to protect Bridget, but Stephanie gets Brooke alone and tells Brooke that she's marrying Whip if she has to kick her butt all the way to the altar. She instructs Brooke to get to the engagement party that Bridget is throwing, and says Brooke's going to give the performance of her life and be the belle of the ball. Zende informs Tony and Kristen that he wants to take Erica to the party. Erica fantasizes about life with Rick Forrester. She's thrilled when Zende calls to invite her to the engagement party. Megan is shocked when Deacon reveals to her that Stephanie caught him kissing Brooke and knows the truth. Megan urges him to go protect Brooke when she realizes that Deacon left Brooke and Stephanie alone together.

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Ep. #3796

Deacon warns Stephanie to get away from Brooke and accuses her of trying to bully Brooke into a bad marriage. As the party begins, Joy shoots Whip a look when Bridget admits that neither Brooke nor Deacon has arrived yet. Rick explains that Amber isn't feeling well, and Amber goes to lie down until Brooke arrives. Stephanie informs Deacon that it's over. She wants him to resign, file for divorce, and turn in his registration tonight. Deacon insists that Bridget wants him and he's not going to walk out on her. He adds that he won't abandon his child. Stephanie tells Deacon that he's poison to both Bridget and Brooke and the best thing he can do for both of them is to disappear. Bridget is surprised to see Erica, unaware that Zende invited her. Bridget's upset when she realizes Whip has left with his mother. Joy points out that the party's in honor of Whip's engagement to a woman who doesn't love him, and she won't stay and watch him be humiliated. Brooke arrives, and Whip introduces her to Joy. Bridget is pleased when Stephanie announces that she's going to do everything in her power to make sure Brooke and Whip's marriage succeeds.

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Ep. #3797

Whip interrupts Deacon and Brooke, reminding Brooke that tomorrow they'll be married and Deacon will be out of her life for good. Ridge informs Tony that, despite Tony's reluctance to keep secrets from Kristen, he can't let her know that Ridge is running Spectra so they can keep the element of surprise and put Forrester Creations out of business. Stephanie confronts Whip, who assures her that he loves Brooke and will make sure the marriage lasts so he can keep Brooke and Deacon apart. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that it is inevitable that Bridget will find out their secret and she should hear it from them. Stephanie warns Deacon that Brooke is marrying Whip and there's nothing he can do to stop her. Amber is surprised to see Erica at the party with Zende. Erica offers to watch Little Eric during the wedding. Ridge admits to Thorne that he has never felt so energized by his career and goes on to say that the payoff of his new project is going to be enormous. Taylor senses the tension at the party and notes to Ridge that she thinks something is going on. Stephanie assures Bridget that Brooke won't change her mind about the wedding. Bridget delivers an emotional speech about Deacon and Brooke's engagement. Erica's mother gets on the phone and says that if Erica doesn't leave L.A. today, she's coming out there to get Erica herself.

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Ep. #3798

Whip and Deacon are having intense words when Kristen joins them and notes that it's nice to see them getting along. Massimo reminds Sally that Rick won't have help this time, and when Ridge launches his plan, Brooke and her children won't know what hit them. Sally is bitter about the thought of Massimo attending Brooke's wedding with Stephanie. Taylor defuses a tense moment between Rick and Ridge, noting that she hasn't seen Amber in awhile. Amber is out on the deck, feeling the effects of the pills and alcohol. She makes a scene when she joins the party, and Rick ushers her into the bedroom to get her away from the group. Joy is surprised that Stephanie apparently supports Brooke's marriage to Whip. Bridget is concerned when Ridge mentions Taylor's sense that something is up. She tells Brooke that she sees that something is wrong and wants to know what's going on with her. Whip takes the floor, and ends his speech by asking Deacon to be his best man. Rick asks Erica if she can help them out at the wedding tomorrow. Stephanie reminds Brooke that Bridget is counting on her to marry Whip, and tomorrow she's going to do just that.

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Ep. #3799

Deacon knows Brooke is trying to protect Bridget, but tells himself the marriage is wrong and he can't let Brooke go through with it. Joy tries to convince Whip that Brooke is obviously not ready to marry him and is worried that Brooke will let him down. Whip assures his mother that Brooke needs him. He is excited about starting a new life with Brooke and the baby. Brooke reminisces about her special moments with Deacon, but Stephanie interrupts her reverie and orders Brooke to pull herself together. Brooke notes to Stephanie that the marriage is wrong because they're just piling lies on top of lies. Stephanie insists that Brooke's only choice is to marry Whip or lose her daughter. While Rick is concerned about Amber, Erica promises to take care of Little Eric and assures Rick that she's there for him. Whip is able to defuse Deacon's attempt to talk to Brooke before the wedding. Whip promises Brooke that he's not going to let her down and won't give up until her feelings for Deacon have gone away. He reminds her that she's doing this for Bridget and the baby so she can give them a life without scandal. When Brooke is alone again, Deacon slips in and takes Brooke in his arms, kissing her.

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Ep. #3800

Eric isn't happy to see Massimo arrive for the wedding. Afraid that Brooke will back out, Stephanie tells Whip that she is anxious for the wedding to begin. She reminds Whip that Brooke isn't marrying him for love which means that until they say their vows, anything can happen. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that the wedding will only stall the inevitable because Brooke will not be able to keep her secret from Bridget forever. Brooke decides to confess the truth to Bridget, but asks Deacon to leave first. Stephanie interrupts to inform Brooke that everyone is waiting and insists that whatever Brooke has to say can wait. Joy admits to Megan that she hopes Brooke decides not to go through with the wedding. Taylor and Ridge note Amber's spaced-out behavior. Deacon assures Whip that Brooke will not be walking down the aisle. Stephanie looks on as Bridget gives Brooke her sentimental gifts -– something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. When Bridget is gone, Stephanie states to Brooke that she knows what she has to do. Tony and Kristen wonder if the bride is going to show up. Whip reveals to Deacon that there's nothing he can do to stop the wedding. Deacon's eyes go wide when Brooke appears on the staircase in her wedding gown.

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Ep. #3801

Erica marvels at being in the Forrester home, and tries to convince herself that her mother could never find her in L.A. Sally and Clarke wonder why Brooke is marrying Whip when Clarke has heard that Brooke doesn't love him. The minister begins the ceremony. Whip shoots a look to his mother, who appears poised to stand up when the minister asks if anyone can show just cause why Brooke and Whip should not be married. As Bridget reads from Corinthians, Chapter 13, Brooke hears past comments from Stephanie, Whip, Deacon and Bridget in her head. Whip and Brooke exchange vows, and the minister presents Mr. and Mrs. Whip Jones. After everyone has left the room, Deacon sinks to the floor in tears.

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Ep. #3802

Bridget is irked that Deacon left her stranded and tells Stephanie that something weird is going on with Brooke and Deacon. Stephanie tries to reassure her, but Bridget can't shake the feeling that there's something going on that she doesn't know about. Whip reminds Brooke that she promised to make love to him on their wedding night. He sees the teddy Bridget slipped in Brooke's suitcase and asks her to put it on. Brooke suggests that Whip take a cold shower. Whip confesses to Brooke that he loves her and wants to do everything he can to make her life better. Ziggy hears a noise from Erica's darkened apartment and lets himself in. Moments later, he is knocked unconscious in the darkness. Erica asks Rick if Amber is upset with her. Rick wonders if Erica would be interested in a full-time job taking care of Little Eric. Erica is terrified when she returns to her apartment and finds Ziggy lying on the floor. Bridget calls Brooke, who tries to reassure her daughter that she married Whip for all the right reasons. After they hang up, Brooke starts to cry.

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Ep. #3803

Rick tells Deacon that Ridge warned him to watch his back. Deacon realizes that Rick isn't taking the warning seriously and advises Rick not to underestimate Ridge. Massimo assures Sally that it's only a matter of time until Brooke gets what's coming to her. Erica sees that her apartment has been ransacked and is about to call 911 when Ziggy comes to. When they can't find anything missing, Erica freaks and tries to figure out what the intruder was looking for. Distraught, Erica realizes that her mother has found her. Sofia models the first dress in Ridge's new line. Ridge informs Sally and Clarke that he made Forrester Creations and he will be the one to destroy it. Deacon sees Ridge at the Insomnia where Ridge warns him that Forrester Creations is done. Deacon calls Ridge a loser. Ridge is infuriated by Deacon's taunts and notes that Deacon ripped his life apart.

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Ep. #3804

Massimo tells Stephanie that when Eric comes over to see her, she is to give him back his ring and end the marriage. Amber apologizes to Rick for her behavior at the engagement party. Rick explains that he has hired Erica to help with Little Eric until Amber is back on her feet. Rick promises Amber that he'll always be there for her. Erica tries to reassure herself that her mother couldn't have found her. Ziggy offers to let her sleep at his place, but she declines. When Erica is alone, someone comes to the door, and Erica is terrified to see the doorknob turning. The storm knocks out the electricity. Erica finds a flashlight, and someone grabs her hand. Erica's mother says that Erica may have thought she was rid of her, but this is only the beginning. Deacon teases Ridge that if it will make him feel better, he should go ahead and give him his best shot. Ridge assures Deacon that when he is ready to let go of his hostility, then Deacon and the rest of them will get what's coming to them. Eric pleads with Stephanie to come home with him.

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Ep. #3805

Amber is concerned about going back to work and leaving Little Eric with someone they hardly know. Rick tries to convince her to give Erica a chance. Sheila wants Erica to leave, but Erica admits to her mother that she has a job as the Forresters' nanny. Sheila is stunned when Erica says that she was at the wedding, and denies that she was the one who fueled Erica's obsession with the family. Sheila informs her that they left L.A. so she could get Erica away from the shallow and superficial Forresters. Erica wants them to stay and start a new life in Los Angeles, but Sheila insists that they'll never be safe here. Erica realizes something terrible must have happened and asks her mother why she really left L.A. Sheila denies that Erica's father lives in town and warns Erica not to try to track him down. Stephanie reminds Eric of what happened with Sheila and points out that if he was as committed to family as he claims, he never would have given Sheila a second glance. Stephanie assures him that the mistakes of the past will come back to haunt them.

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Ep. #3806

Sheila wonders how the Forresters managed to get their hooks into her daughter again. Erica and Sheila are stunned when Ziggy comes to the door with a police officer behind him. While Sheila hides, Erica covers for her mother's visit, explaining that Sheila trashed the place looking for some jewelry Erica had borrowed without permission. Massimo notes that Stephanie is still wearing Eric's ring. He points out that a man who could have jeopardized Stephanie's life by bringing Sheila into the picture deserves Stephanie's contempt, not her love. Stephanie wonders whatever happened to Sheila and her daughter. She explains that James tried to find them, but Stephanie hopes she never has to see Sheila's face again. Erica insists that Amber is her friend and refuses to go home with her mother now, or ever. Sheila decides that after one day of working for Amber, Erica will be begging her to take her back home. Erica calls Sheila from her first day of work and says that Rick treats her like a princess. Ziggy lets himself in looking for Erica. When she doesn't appear, Ziggy suggests that he may have to call the police, but Sheila jumps at him and holds a knife to his throat.

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Ep. #3807

Deacon is hopeful when he hears that Brooke and Deacon cut their honeymoon short. Brooke insists that she's finished with Deacon. Whip points out that Deacon will think he still has a chance with her unless Brooke can convince Deacon that she and Whip are lovers. Sheila releases Ziggy, who admits he was trying to rattle her cage. Ziggy tells Sheila that she needs him because it's clear that she can't show her face in this town. Sheila is intrigued when Ziggy suggests that he has inside information about the Forresters. Bridget is happy to see Brooke at the meeting, but wonders why they came back early. Rick is thrilled when Chuck announces that Amber's line is a runaway hit. To celebrate, Amber says that she wants to go home and check on Little Eric. Erica is arguing with Sheila on the phone as Little Eric plays by the pool. Amber spots her pills on the mantle and can't resist the urge to take one. She hears a cry and rushes out to find Eric by the pool with Erica nowhere in sight. When Erica emerges from the side Amber fires her on the spot. Rick has to restrain Amber, who lunges at Erica when she suggests that Amber jumped to conclusions because she was drunk. Deacon reminds Brooke that Whip is going to want a real marriage and demands that she assure him that she hasn't slept with Whip.

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Ep. #3808

Amber doesn't want to hear Erica's excuses, but as she storms out, she stumbles. Rick realizes that Amber took a pill and tries to get her to lie down. Ziggy catches Sheila reading about the Forresters. Sheila demands that Ziggy fill her in on what he knows about them. Ziggy wonders why Sheila is so interested in the Forresters, but Sheila reveals nothing. Amber calls Ziggy and says that she needs more pills. Whip assures Megan that it's over between Deacon and Brooke. Megan realizes that the only way Brooke can protect Bridget is to inform Deacon that she and Whip slept together. Deacon is shocked when Brooke reveals that she and Whip made love. Whip makes a point of talking about their honeymoon when he joins Brooke and Deacon. Brooke confirms that she and Whip are very happily married. Deacon rushes out of the room, and Whip assures Brooke that she did the right thing for herself and for her children. Rick apologizes to Erica for Amber's behavior. He assures Erica that he believes her and she still has a job. Erica is thrilled when Rick asks her to stay for lunch. She explains to him that she's there for him if he needs anything at all, and they kiss.

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Ep. #3809

Erica comes out of her fantasy about Rick. Sheila recalls her time in L.A. and admits to herself that she's still in love with Eric. Eric informs Brooke that the situation with Stephanie is worse and that she actually brought up his marriage to Sheila. He wonders how he ever could have married such a psychopath. Brooke thinks Stephanie and Sheila are a lot alike -- manipulative and cunning, and always able to come out on top. Rick explains to Amber that Erica isn't a bad person and he's not going to fire her. Rick wonders if the pills are affecting Amber's moods. Amber explains that she's still having so much pain and just wishes everything was back to normal. She admits she's been hard to live with and asks Rick to have faith in her. Rick assures Amber that she has nothing to worry about. Erica reveals to Sheila that Rick is the most wonderful man she's ever known, and she thinks he likes her too. She convinces her mother to reconsider her plans to leave L.A. Sheila tells herself that after all these years with Amber, Rick deserves someone like Erica. She knows that she can never get Eric back, but decides that maybe Erica can have his son...and all they have to do is get rid of Amber.

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Ep. #3810

Erica is pleased when Sheila informs her that she's going to stay. Sheila tells herself that Rick could fall for Erica, but first they have to get rid of Amber. Sally is celebrating her newfound wealth with her staff over a lavish meal at the Café Russe. Sally's mood darkens when she spots Brooke and Whip across the room. Brooke and Whip wonder what Sally could be celebrating, but realize it's something big. Clarke and Darla remind Sally that no one can find out that she sold Spectra because the new line has to catch Forrester by surprise. Sally warns Brooke that she's going to pay dearly for her mistakes. Whip hears her threatening tone and asks Sally what she has up her sleeve. When Amber hears that Ziggy has the pills, she explains to him that she has to pick them up before she goes to work. She says that she has to run an errand when Rick suggests they ride together to work. Erica notices that Rick is worried about Amber, and wonders why she's doing this to him. Ziggy warns Amber that she's playing a dangerous game. Amber is only interested in getting her pills. Sheila spots Ziggy and Amber together. When Amber is gone, Sheila grabs Ziggy and demands to know what Amber was doing there.

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Ep. #3811

Brooke is shaken by Sally's tirade. Whip doesn't want Brooke to let Sally get to her and wonders what Sally could possibly do to Brooke. Whip assures Brooke that the stability he's offering her will be good for the baby. Sheila wants to know if Ziggy is blackmailing Amber. Ziggy insists that he's just trying to help Amber out because she's going through a tough time. When he mentions that Amber is on medication, Sheila realizes excitedly that Amber is an addict. She thinks Rick is much too good for Amber and that Rick deserves someone special...like Erica. Ziggy thinks Sheila has lost it, but Sheila explains to herself that if Erica wants Rick, then she's going to have him. Rick is on the spot when Amber doesn't show up for a meeting at Forrester. Thorne thinks Amber should quit if she can't handle the job because she's jeopardizing the future of the company. Amber is drinking alone at The Lair when Alexandra spots her. Amber brushes her off, then breaks down in tears. Erica tells Rick that Amber has put him in a terrible position. She asks if Rick would like her to stay a little late tonight in case Amber's in no shape to handle Little Eric.

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Ep. #3812

Rick finds out from Amber's doctor that he is no longer prescribing the pain pills for Amber. Erica realizes how concerned Rick is about Amber's behavior. Rick informs Erica that the pills Amber's been taking aren't from her doctor. He heads out to look for Amber. Brooke asks Whip not to pressure her, but Whip reminds her that he's been patient. Brooke insists that she's not ready to share a bed with Whip or any man. Deacon admits he can't imagine that Brooke really slept with Whip and realizes Megan knows more than she's letting on. Megan points out that if Brooke has to sleep with Whip to keep her secret from Bridget, she will. Amber stumbles in and tries to make Erica leave her alone with Little Eric. Erica slips out and calls Rick, who asks Erica to keep Amber there until he can get home. Amber can't focus on the words when she tries to read to Little Eric. She lashes out at Erica and storms out of the house. Erica explains to Rick that she seems to set Amber off and maybe she should leave, but Rick assures Erica that he and Little Eric need her. Amber collapses against a door and pleads for help.

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Ep. #3813

Taylor sees Amber's condition and goes to her aid. She asks if Amber has been doing drugs and finds the pills in Erica's purse. Amber admits she has a problem and tearfully explains to Taylor that she's failed Rick and Little Eric. Taylor refuses to give Amber back her pills. Amber realizes she has to get herself under control, but worries that she may have destroyed her marriage. Rick wonders where Amber has been getting her pills. Erica agrees to stay the night in case Rick hears from Amber. Rick informs Brooke that Amber is hooked on pain pills. His anger is welling up when Taylor calls and asks him to come over so Amber can confess something. Sheila assures Erica that she is perfect for Rick and he is Erica's if she wants him. Sheila is sure it is destiny that Erica is there as Rick's marriage is falling apart. Erica protests, but Sheila is sure that Rick is making the decision to leave Amber as they speak. Amber reveals to Rick that she's addicted to pain pills and plans to check herself into rehab so she can get her life back. Rick expresses to Amber that he's proud of her, and he's with her every step of the way.

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Ep. #3814

Rick promises Amber that they'll get through this, just like they've made it through everything else. Amber is worried about how Rick's family will react. Taylor calls Stephanie and explains that she needs her help. Erica tells Sheila that her idea is silly, but Sheila is convinced that her daughter is going to have everything that she missed out on. Stephanie gathers the family together so they are waiting at Brooke's when Amber returns. Sheila hears about the gathering and assumes they're throwing Amber out. She informs Erica she'll be right over. Amber is fearful when she walks in and sees the family. Stephanie reminds Amber that they love her and she has their support, and the rest of the Forresters echo her sentiments. Sheila watches from outside and is about to leave when she hears Eric's voice. Eric reveals that he's sure Amber and Rick will come through this stronger than ever. Rick says how much he appreciates everyone's support. Sheila hears that Amber is packing and assures Erica that it's her golden opportunity. Sheila is ecstatic, and tells herself that she's going to live with the Forresters forever through her daughter.

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Ep. #3815

Ridge gives the Spectra group a pep talk, assuring them that they're on their way to making Spectra the premiere fashion house in the world. Tony realizes they're talking about destroying Forrester and protests that he can't keep Ridge's plan a secret from Kristen any longer. He thinks it's time for Ridge to go public with his involvement in Spectra. Ridge reminds him that the element of surprise is crucial to their success. Meanwhile, the Forresters discuss how to handle the Ambrosia line while Amber is in detox. They're surprised when Thorne points out that the Spectra fashion show is the same day as theirs. Rick suggests they get someone inside Spectra to see what they're up to, and wants Kristen to snoop around when she's visiting Tony. Kristen finally gives into the family pressure and agrees. Kristen hears Massimo's voice and wonders why Tony is meeting with him. She is stunned when she walks in and sees Ridge there as well.

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Ep. #3816

Ridge covers, explaining that he stopped by to visit Tony, but Kristen is still suspicious. Tony informs Kristen that Ridge bought Spectra. Kristen realizes that Tony and Ridge are in cahoots with Massimo, and that Ridge and Sally are out for revenge against Rick and Brooke. Kristen assures them that by tomorrow, their secret will be all over the industry. Ridge urges Kristen not to tell the family. Sheila asks for Ziggy's help in convincing Erica to go after Rick. Erica resists being more aggressive, but Sheila and Ziggy give her a demonstration of how to act around Rick. Erica is furious with her mother, and leaves. Sheila is happy to see that Erica is her mother's daughter. Rick wants to make sure Amber has Brooke's support. Brooke is concerned about Little Eric being in the hands of a teenage nanny, but angers Rick when she suggests that there's something attractive about Erica. Rick admits to Amber that he desperately wants to see her and heads to the clinic.

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Ep. #3817

Sheila arranges for Erica to have a makeover. She promises that tonight is going to be special for Erica and Rick. Erica refuses to take any part in breaking up Rick and Amber's marriage. Sheila convinces Erica to go over to the house because Rick will need a friend. Ziggy is sure that Sheila was somehow involved with Forrester Creations, but a search turns up no Sheila Lovejoy on the employee lists. He is stunned when he finds out that she was once married to Eric. Ziggy continues his search and finds info about Sheila's marriage to James, their daughter Mary ... and Sheila's police record. Rick encourages Amber and expresses to her how much he misses her. He suggests they take advantage of her roommate's absence, but Amber isn't ready to make love. Ziggy bursts in, telling Erica that Sheila is a wanted criminal, unaware that Sheila is in the apartment, not Erica. Amber tearfully explains to Caitlyn that she let her husband down again and that he needs his wife. Rick opens the door and sees Erica, looking sultry and beautiful.

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Ep. #3818

Sheila warns Ziggy that if he says a word to the cops, he will just disappear and no one will ever find the body. She's done some research of her own about him, and Sheila promises to keep Ziggy's secret if he keeps hers. Ziggy realizes that Sheila is still hung up on Eric and that's why she stayed in L.A. Sheila explains that her daughter deserves the best, and if Rick is anything like his father she'll do everything she can to get them together. Rick blames himself for not seeing how serious Amber's problems were, but Erica reassures him and says not to be so hard on himself. Bridget invites Stephanie to a baby shower for Brooke. Stephanie isn't sure that Brooke would want her there, but Bridget insists. Rick expresses his concern about the Ambrosia line and whatever it is Sally is up to. Erica encourages him to relax, and pours him another drink. After Rick heads up to bed, Erica is giddy, realizing that her mother's coaching worked. Brooke reminds Deacon that they can't be alone together. Deacon agrees that they've taken too many chances and they have to put that part of their lives behind them. He promises there will be no more slip-ups. Stephanie warns Brooke that if Bridget ever finds out the truth, Brooke will feel Stephanie's wrath like never before.

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Ep. #3819

Whip explains to Deacon that this is the end of the line for him because there is no way Brooke would betray Bridget now. Deacon insists that Whip is only delaying the inevitable. After the baby shower, Bridget expresses to Brooke how proud she of her, and how happy she is that the tension between them has disappeared. Erica listens from downstairs on the newly installed baby monitor. Brooke and Bridget embrace. Relieved that everything seems to be settled, Stephanie tells Brooke that she and Whip are going to give the baby an excellent life. Megan assures Whip that Deacon won't do anything to jeopardize his relationship with Bridget, and that it's completely over between Deacon and Brooke. Deacon is looking for Bridget when he sees Brooke in the nursery. Bridget hears their voices on the monitor and stops to listen. Deacon notes to Brooke that she and the baby deserve better than Whip. Bridget is shocked when Deacon insists that Whip will never love Brooke as much as he does.

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Ep. #3820

As Bridget listens to Brooke and Deacon's conversation, she becomes more and more curious and wonders what Brooke's marriage has to do with her. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that if they're going to get over the past, they need to clear the air. They reminisce about the first time they were together. Bridget is horrified when Deacon tells Brooke that he'll never regret making love to her. Deacon and Brooke agree that it's over, but they will always love each other. Bridget collapses after she hears Brooke say that Bridget can never find out that she's pregnant with Deacon's baby. Ridge and Taylor make love in his office. Whip is encouraged when he hears how well the party went and explains to Megan that Brooke has to see that marrying him was the best decision she ever made. Megan advises Whip not to push Brooke because it may take her time to realize what a great guy he is. Whip is certain that if they can keep a lid on things until after the baby's born, he and Brooke will be able to go on with their lives. Whip admits to Megan that if Bridget discovers the truth, she may never be able to trust anyone again.

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Ep. #3821

Whip assures Stephanie that Brooke is committed to protecting Bridget from the truth. Stephanie advises Whip to keep an eye on Brooke and Deacon because they have no self-restraint. As Bridget listens, Deacon reminds Brooke that she will raise his child with Whip, and Deacon will stay with Bridget, and that's the way it has to be. Bridget hears them kiss after confessing how much they each miss being together. She rushes out of the house. Deacon goes looking for Bridget so he can take her to lunch. Eric notices a change in Kristen's attitude toward Ridge. Kristen points out that it was Brooke, not Massimo, who caused the problems at Forrester, and she wonders why Eric isn't directing his anger at Brooke. Stephanie informs Deacon that he won't realize how lucky he is to have someone like Bridget until the day he loses her. Bridget goes to the Forrester guest house, replays in her mind what she has just heard, and crumples to the ground in tears. Eric sees Bridget, but she orders him not to touch her and to go away.

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Ep. #3822

Bridget refuses to explain to Eric what's wrong and is horrified when he offers to call Brooke for her. When Stephanie discovers that Bridget is hysterical and doesn't want to talk to Brooke, she fears the worst. When Bridget hears Stephanie's voice, she puts it together that Stephanie was in on the secret too. Stephanie finally convinces Bridget to open the door. Bridget glares at Stephanie, and blasts her for not being honest with her. She says that Stephanie was right about Brooke being a whore. Stephanie holds Bridget as she sobs and promises that she's not going to let this destroy Bridget. Brooke assures Whip that seeing Bridget so happy at the shower makes everything worthwhile. She knows she did the right thing by marrying Whip, and says that Deacon realizes it, too. Brooke wonders where Bridget is, but isn't terribly concerned until she hears Whip chatting with Erica on the baby monitor up in the nursery. Brooke starts to panic when she realizes what may have happened.

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Ep. #3823

Bridget wants to know how Stephanie could have helped Brooke and Deacon deceive her. She asks Stephanie how Deacon and Brooke got together in the first place when Brooke seemed to hate Deacon so much. Bridget wonders how a mother could do this to her daughter. Bridget is disgusted at the thought that Deacon's child is inside of Brooke. She notes to Stephanie that she's not going to be able to look at the baby. Deacon is preparing a special meal for Bridget. He explains to Megan that it would ruin Bridget's life if she found out the truth, and he couldn't live with that. He plans to give Bridget the life and the marriage she deserves. Brooke is horrified when Whip explains that he and Erica were talking in the nursery when she heard them. She reveals that she and Deacon talked about the baby and Bridget when they were together in the nursery. Whip and Brooke question Erica, trying to figure out who might have overheard Brooke's conversation with Deacon. When they realize Bridget had been there, Brooke admits to Whip that if Bridget heard them talking, then she knows everything.

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Ep. #3824

Brooke is frantically trying to locate Bridget when Eric alerts her that he saw her at the house, and she was very upset. Brooke rushes out to see her, but tells Deacon not to come along. Stephanie suggests that Bridget should forget about Brooke and never speak to her again, but Bridget insists that she's not going to let Brooke off that easily. She wants to confront Brooke, but Stephanie urges her to wait until she's ready emotionally. Stephanie suggests that Bridget stay with her until she's strong enough to face them. Whip asks Deacon to do Brooke and Bridget a favor and get out of their lives, something he should have done months ago. Deacon is worried that Stephanie will be mad enough to kill Brooke. While Bridget is out for a walk, Eric lets Stephanie know that Brooke is on her way over. Brooke is in tears as she heads over, worried that she's too late and has lost her daughter. Stephanie decides to convince Brooke that her secret is safe so that Bridget will have time to heal. Brooke searches for Bridget, certain she is there. Stephanie finally admits that Bridget knows. She grabs Brooke by the throat and orders her to leave Bridget alone.

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Ep. #3825

Whip angrily wonders why Deacon couldn't have kept his mouth shut. He warns Deacon that, with Stephanie there, Brooke could be walking into an ambush. Deacon holds out hope that Bridget didn't overhear his conversation with Brooke. Stephanie comes out of her fantasy about strangling Brooke. Covering her rage when Brooke arrives, Stephanie informs Brooke that Bridget went to Big Bear with some friends and makes up a story about why Bridget was upset. She assures Brooke that there's nothing to worry about. When Brooke is gone, Stephanie promises that Brooke will pay for what she's done to Bridget. After they have pizza with Erica, Rick takes Little Eric up to bed. Erica reveals to Rick that she loves her job, and she's the luckiest girl in the world after Amber. Erica is thrilled when Rick offers to let her try on a Forrester original. Erica looks stunning when she comes down the stairs in one of Amber's gowns. Brooke calls Deacon and explains that Bridget is all right, but they have to be more careful from now on. Bridget is anxious to confront Brooke and asks Stephanie where she went.

67

Ep. #3826

Stephanie informs Massimo that Bridget will be staying with them for awhile. Stephanie promises she will take care of Bridget while she sorts things out. Stephanie explains the whole story to Massimo, and he wonders how Bridget will ever recover. Stephanie is determined to save Bridget from Brooke's treachery. Once she knows Bridget is all right, Stephanie plans to take care of Brooke. Stephanie is sure Brooke cannot undo the damage she's done to her relationship with her daughter. Bridget cries as she recalls her wedding day. She feels betrayed by the two people she trusted the most. Brooke admits to Deacon that she should feel completely relieved, but for some reason, she doesn't. She wonders why Bridget hasn't called. Erica is giddy with excitement wearing the Forrester gown. She and Rick dance together. Erica tells Rick about her mother, and agrees when Rick says that her mother would be proud if she could see Erica now. Erica confesses to Rick that she has a crush on him.

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Ep. #3827

The more Bridget thinks about Brooke's lies, the more furious she gets. Bridget asks to borrow Stephanie's car so she can go see her mother. Stephanie assures Bridget that she'll get her chance to confront Brooke, but she won't allow her to tonight. Stephanie urges Bridget to calm down and talk to Taylor before she sees her mother. Brooke decides to drive up to Big Bear to make sure Bridget is all right and that their secret is safe. Deacon wants to go along, but Brooke wants him to stay there in case Bridget calls. Kristen expresses her concern to Eric about the risk they're taking by putting all of their energy into Amber's line. Eric asks about Ridge's job, and Taylor responds that he has been involved in acquisitions for Marone Industries. Eric is sure that, with Ridge involved, the merger will be a success. Kristen realizes that Ridge told Taylor she discovered his scheme. Kristen has agreed to keep the secret, but adds that she and Eric are going to give their collection their best effort. Brooke calls Deacon from the cabin and informs him that Bridget hasn't been there. Brooke is sure that something is very wrong. Bridget calls and tells Brooke to wait there for her.

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Ep. #3828

Stephanie drives Bridget up to the cabin, but tries unsuccessfully to change Bridget's mind about confronting Brooke. Bridget insists upon talking to Brooke alone. Massimo is concerned that the situation could easily get out of hand. Stephanie is certain that Bridget will survive this, but isn't so sure about Brooke. Deacon is relieved that they seem to have averted disaster. He and Megan can't imagine what would have happened if Bridget had heard his conversation with Brooke. Deacon explains that he plans to leave town before the baby's born. Brooke asks Bridget about her friend, and tells Bridget how concerned she was when Bridget was missing. Bridget wants to talk about how much she means to Brooke, who insists she's closer to Bridget than anyone on earth. Brooke senses that Bridget is upset with Deacon. Bridget talks about the effect Brooke's life has had on her life, and how Bridget would always worry about Brooke as she went through her latest heartbreak. Bridget explains to Brooke that she realized today that all the terrible things people have said about Brooke were right. Brooke is shocked when Bridget admits that she knows the truth.

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Ep. #3829

Whip is surprised when Deacon agrees to stay away from Brooke. He explains that he's planning to take Bridget on a publicity tour for the Ambrosia line. After their close call, he doesn't want to risk Bridget finding out the truth. Whip assures Deacon that the baby will be surrounded with love from the day he's born. Stephanie sits outside in her car, hoping that Bridget can be strong. Bridget demands to know how many times Deacon and Brooke were together, and where. Brooke tries to convince Bridget how important she's always been to her. Bridget insists that Brooke threw her away but Brooke swears that she tried to do the right thing. Bridget tells Brooke that she made her choice, and choices have consequences. One is a child coming into her life, and the other is a child walking out of her life and never looking back. Brooke grabs Bridget's wrist. She begs her not to leave and to give her another chance. Stephanie emerges and orders Brooke to let Bridget go. Bridget admits that she may forgive Brooke someday, but she'll never trust her. Bridget leaves, and Brooke drops to her knees. Panicked, she informs Stephanie that she's in labor.

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Ep. #3830

Bridget calls the hospital, but is told it will take at least an hour for the ambulance to reach them. Stephanie doesn't want Brooke to have the baby in front of Bridget and tries to get her to the car. As another contraction hits, Brooke tells Stephanie that she's having the baby here and now, whether she likes it or not. Stephanie wants to leave Brooke with the caretaker until the doctor arrives rather than subject Bridget to any more trauma, but Bridget says that she will help Stephanie deliver the baby. Brooke apologizes to Bridget and says that she never meant to hurt her. Sally is overwhelmed with joy when she sees C.J. They embrace. C.J. is pleased to hear that things are going well at Spectra, but is stunned when Ridge walks in on them. C.J. is horrified when he realizes Sally sold Spectra to Ridge Forrester. C.J. swears that he will never work for a Forrester, and slams out. Ridge notices Massimo's preoccupation and wants to know what's going on with Stephanie and Brooke.

72

Ep. #3831

On the eve of her release from the rehab facility, Rick informs Thorne that one of the tabloids is going to run a story about Amber's addiction and treatment. Thorne wonders if Rick and Amber are ready to face one of the biggest scandals they've ever seen. He reminds Rick that recovery is an ongoing process, and it's a challenge for the addict and everyone who cares about them. Rick had assumed rehab would make her better. Rick's troubled by what Thorne said, but thanks him for his straightforwardness. When Thorne leaves, Amber emerges, not letting on that she overheard Rick's comments to Thorne. Rick is stunned when Amber explains that she wants to stay alone in the guest house for a few weeks. With Stephanie and Bridget trying to help, Brooke gives birth to a baby girl. Brooke thanks Stephanie and Bridget for helping her. She asks for a moment alone with Bridget and reminds her that, regardless of how Bridget feels about Brooke, this innocent baby is her half-sister. Brooke places the baby in Bridget's arms. When Bridget hands the baby back, she tells Brooke to take her only daughter, because Bridget is not her child anymore. Bridget reveals to Brooke that she'll never forgive her, but she doesn't hate her.

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Ep. #3832

Deacon goes over the itinerary with Megan and explains that he's going to take Bridget to all of the most romantic places in the world. He and Brooke are putting their secret behind them because it's time to move on. Rick realizes that Amber heard him talking to Thorne. Amber tells him it's clear that he's not ready to deal with her recovery, and she doesn't want to burden him with her problems. Rick insists that they're in this together, and their marriage and family will sustain them through any challenge. Rick welcomes Amber home, and they embrace. Bridget informs Brooke that she's been humiliated for the last time, and she won't let the scandal poison the family, too. Brooke begs Bridget not to cut her out of her life, but Bridget assures Brooke that they're through with each other. The doctor explains to Brooke that she and her baby are in perfect health. Anxious to get back to L.A., Brooke asks if she can head home tonight. Stephanie tells Brooke that she has to give this baby a normal life, but she has to change everything. For the baby's sake, Stephanie agrees to help Brooke. Bridget informs Deacon that she was up at the cabin with Stephanie and Brooke, and explains that Brooke went into labor. Deacon is shocked when Bridget says that he and Brooke have a healthy baby daughter.

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Ep. #3833

Bridget confronts Deacon with everything she knows. She throws his clothes and belongings into a pile and orders him to get out. Bridget tells Deacon that he has no taste, no style, no class, and she can't wait to get him out of her life. She gathers up his things and heads outside. Deacon is stunned when she puts his clothes in a barrel, pours his bourbon over them, and ignites them. When they see fireworks, Bridget reminds him it's the fourth of July, and she's celebrating her independence – from him. Thorne confesses to Eric that he's worried about Brooke. Eric isn't happy to hear about Deacon's plan to take Bridget on a publicity tour around the world. Thorne assures Eric that it's just a matter of time until Bridget sees Deacon for who he really is. Stephanie lets Brooke and the baby stay in the guest house until she's ready to face her family. Stephanie notes to Brooke that the baby needs her more than anyone ever has. Brooke needs to build a new life for the baby's sake, and Stephanie's going to help her. Stephanie points out to Brooke that Deacon can't offer her daughter anything but scandal and shame, but Brooke refuses to cut Deacon out of her life.

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Ep. #3834

The Forresters are shocked to learn that their new line has been dropped by most of the buyers, and when Rick, Amber, and Thorne go to Spectra to see Lauren about it, they find Ridge, who reminds him that he told them to watch their backs.

76

Ep. #3835

Rick and Thorne are stunned when they realize that Ridge took over Spectra with Massimo's assistance. Thorne tries to convince Ridge that Massimo is using him. Ridge suggests that Rick cancel their fashion show because if no one is carrying their line, the press won't show up. Amber tells Ridge that he doesn't deserve the name Forrester. Ridge assures Amber that none of this would have happened if not for her. Kristen breaks the news to Eric that Ridge is behind the Spectra situation. Eric is furious, and can't believe Kristen's assertion that Ridge is doing this for Eric, especially when it has cost Eric his marriage and pitted his children against each other. Bridget fills out an application to work as a waitress at Insomnia, but C.J. snatches it away. Bridget insists that she needs a job to pay her rent, but C.J. is duly skeptical. C.J. calls Bridget a brat and orders her to get out. Bridget thinks C.J. is still bitter because Amber chose Rick instead of him. C.J. hires Bridget, but spills some coffee on the floor and says to clean it up.

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Ep. #3836

Deacon hears that Brooke and the baby are staying in the guesthouse and slips out of the office. Rick swears that Ridge won't get away with what he's done. C.J. enjoys the power he has over Bridget and warns her that she has to earn her money. Bridget is surprised when C.J. mentions that Ridge now owns Spectra Fashions. Bridget informs C.J. that her marriage is over and she never wants to see Deacon again. Brooke admits to Stephanie how much she misses Bridget. Stephanie advises Brooke to forget about Deacon and her loveless marriage and to focus on Bridget and the baby. Deacon is entranced when he sees his baby daughter and holds her. Brooke reminds him that no one can ever know that he is the baby's father. Stephanie assures Deacon that she is going to help Brooke raise the baby. Eric stops production on the Ambrosia line and gives Thorne instructions to try to get their buyers back. Bridget is distraught when Brooke calls. She orders Brooke to stay out of her life. Thorne tells Eric that the buyers have said that they're passing on the Ambrosia line and staying loyal to Ridge, while Kristen informs them that the warehouses are overflowing. Eric realizes that Forrester is in deep trouble.

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Ep. #3837

Tony is not as enthusiastic as Sally, Clarke and Ridge are about their coup. He tries to make Ridge see the impact their actions will have on his family. Ridge informs Sally that Rick and Amber's greed will bring the company down. He and Sally relish the idea. Thorne notes to Eric that Ridge is consumed with bitterness and hatred and wants Forrester to fail. Eric can't believe that Ridge would turn on his own family. Brooke reminds Deacon that, in spite of the baby, they can't be together because Bridget means too much to her. Deacon realizes that Brooke wants Bridget back and promises to stay away. He tells Brooke that he'll never regret what they shared. He asks Brooke not to forget their relationship, and not to regret it too much, adding that it was the best thing in his life. Amber apologizes to Erica for the way she treated her and thanks her for everything. They embrace. When Erica says that she bought her outfit from Telesave, Rick realizes they could sell their inventory on TV and try to recoup their losses. He pitches the idea to Kristen, Thorne and Eric, but Eric insists they'll sell Forrester clothes on TV over his dead body.

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Ep. #3838

Ridge admits to Stephanie that he's happy to hear that Bridget is free of that slimeball Deacon. He points out that Forrester is being run by amateurs and everyone knows it. Ridge explains that once Forrester is shut down, Eric can finally be free of Brooke. C.J. warns Sally that there's no way he's going to work for her as long as Ridge is running Spectra. Sally assures C.J. that Brooke and Thorne are about to get what's coming to them, and Sally wants C.J. there to see it. C.J. insists that Ridge is just using Sally, but Sally is sure that Spectra is going to flatten Forrester before they know what hit them. Eric informs Brooke that Ridge convinced all their distributors to replace their line with his. Rick wants to talk to the people at Telesave, a cable shopping channel, but Eric refuses to ruin the Forrester reputation. Brooke heads out to confront Ridge, but Rick worries that if she goes in with the wrong attitude, she could make things even worse. Brooke begs Ridge not to rob her children, especially her new baby, of their legacy. Ridge asks if Brooke thought of his children when she fired him. Ridge is sorry that it's come to this, but Sally joins them and says that she's been waiting for this moment for years.

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Ep. #3839

Rick and Amber try unsuccessfully to convince Eric to change his mind about selling their inventory on Telesave. Eric tells Kristen that if they put the collection up for sale on television, everything Forrester stands for will be wiped out. Sally warns Brooke that with Ridge and Massimo on her side, she has the power to make Brooke and her family suffer as much pain and loss as she has. Sally notes to Brooke that she's going down, but Brooke assures Sally that she hasn't buried them yet. Erica thinks that her days as Little Eric's nanny are limited now that Amber is healthy, but Sheila insists that Erica's future is with Rick, and Erica has to stay focused. Erica doesn't want to bother Amber and Rick and adds that sometimes she thinks Sheila is psycho. Amber and Rick go to the Telesave studios and ask the producer if he would be interested in adding their collection to his product line. Brooke is determined to do battle with Spectra and decides to sell the line on Telesave despite Eric's objections. Sally informs Tony that tomorrow they're going to bring Forrester Creations to its knees.

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Ep. #3840

C.J. turns down Sally's invitation to their fashion show. When Bridget doesn't bother to defend Brooke's actions, C.J. realizes Bridget is really upset with her mother and tries to draw her out. Ridge is pleased with his elegant collection, and Massimo congratulates him. Ridge thanks Tony and Clarke for their help. Massimo assures Ridge that without him, Forrester is destined for bankruptcy. Ridge adds that no one will have to take orders from Brooke and her children again. Brooke informs Whip that she needs to make a lot of changes in her life. He's disappointed when she tells him that she wants to end their marriage. Bridget apologizes for snapping at C.J., but he wonders if it's a good idea for her to be working there. When he hears that Bridget doesn't have a place to live, he offers her the apartment upstairs. Rick reminds Eric that if their line fails, then Ridge wins. When Ridge calls, Rick puts him on the speakerphone. They all listen as Ridge taunts Rick about their line and assures Rick that he's finished in this business. When Amber hangs up, Eric agrees to let them sell the line on Telesave.

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Ep. #3841

Eric considers partnering with Ridge.

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Ep. #3842

Amber and Rick celebrate their success with the Telesave telethon.

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Ep. #3843

Taylor comforts Ridge after Eric makes his decision.

85

Ep. #3844

Brooke announces that yesterday was the single most profitable day in the history of Forrester Creations. Eric congratulates Amber. He admits that the press is accusing Forrester of selling out, but thanks everyone for giving Forrester the future they almost didn't have. When Erica stops by, Rick thanks her, and tells everyone that Amber gave him the idea of selling their line on Telesave in the first place. Rick decides to throw a party to celebrate. Meanwhile, the Spectra fashion show was a smashing success, but Ridge clearly isn't as thrilled as the others. Sally admits that she wanted Brooke to fail, but she thanks Ridge for creating the most successful fashion show Spectra has ever had. Sally admits to Ridge that she finally has the respect she always dreamed of. Taylor assures Ridge that he totally restored his reputation with last night's fashion show. Lance, an out-of-work model, goes with Ziggy while he's making some repairs at Sheila's apartment. Sheila sees Lance and says that he shouldn't be there. Lance hands her his card and lets Sheila know that he's looking for work. Amber professes her love to Rick and promises that she'll never do anything to hurt the company or him again. Erica is excited about going to Rick's party, but informs her mother she won't do anything to mess with Rick's marriage. Sheila is frustrated that Erica won't work with her, but has another idea of how to put Erica on Rick's arm for the rest of her life.

86

Ep. #3845

Sheila offers Lance ten thousand dollars if he'll get Caitlyn, one of the Forrester models, to invite him to the Forrester party as part of Sheila's plot against Amber. Bridget declines Rick's invitation to the party when she hears that Brooke might be there. Rick is furious when he finds out that Bridget left Deacon because he cheated on her. Rick asks C.J. to keep an eye on Bridget. Amber promises Thorne that she won't let Rick down again. Erica refuses to chase after Rick, but Sheila wonders how Erica would feel if she found out that Amber wasn't as perfect for Rick as she thought. Lance arranges to go to the party with Caitlyn. When Sheila hears, she is pleased that her plan to ruin Amber's marriage is underway. As they get ready for the party, Rick tells Amber that they've made it through the bad times, and now it's time to celebrate the good.

87

Ep. #3846

Sheila shows Lance how to slip the pills into Amber's drink. Stephanie notes how much Bridget has grown up in the past few weeks and tells Bridget she's proud of her. Eric toasts the success of the Ambrosia line. Amber and Rick kiss as Erica watches. Rick announces that it was Erica who gave him the idea to sell the line on Telesave. Amber sets down her drink and moves to Rick's side as Rick makes a speech about Amber's accomplishments. Lance slips the pills into Amber's glass of wine. Rick and Amber kiss, then Amber retrieves her glass. Sheila notes to Ziggy that Rick is the kind of man that Erica deserves, and the man she's going to get. Bridget hears one of Macy's songs playing in C.J.'s room. C.J. sadly recalls his wedding to Becky, then looks up to find Bridget watching him sympathetically.

88

Ep. #3847

Amber acknowledges everyone's contributions to the line's success. Rick expresses concern, but Amber insists that one glass of wine won't hurt her. When Thorne questions her, Erica admits that she has a little crush on Rick, but quickly adds that she admires Amber and respects their marriage. Ziggy wonders what Sheila is up to. Sheila only says that Amber stole her future, but she's not going to let her ruin Erica's. Bridget sees that C.J. is crying and tries to comfort him, but C.J. angrily orders her to leave. Lance calls Sheila and informs her that the pills aren't working, but then he sees Amber stumble a bit. Lance approaches Amber, who falls into his arms as she passes out. Erica sees them and hurries off, thinking she's interrupted a private moment. Lance carries Amber away, but calls Sheila to make sure the drugs won't hurt her. Ziggy realizes that Sheila has dragged Lance into her scheme. Rick is looking for Amber, but Erica doesn't reveal what she just witnessed. C.J. apologizes for yelling at Bridget. He admits how much he misses Macy and Becky and finally opens up to Bridget about how their deaths have affected him. Bridget embraces C.J.

89

Ep. #3848

Rick informs Erica that Amber never came home last night. Erica finally confesses that she saw Amber -- and she wasn't alone. When Rick questions her, Erica admits that Amber and the model were holding each other. Rick wonders if Amber had more than one glass of wine, but can't believe that Amber spent the night with another man. Amber wakes up in Lance's bed. She's horrified when she realizes she was there all night and when Lance reminds her that she got drunk and came on to him. Amber is distraught and believes that she betrayed Rick. She takes a cab home and rushes in, apologizing to Rick. Before heading downstairs to work, C.J. thanks Bridget for listening to him. Sheila is pleased to hear that Amber was out all night. Ziggy wants to know what Sheila asked Lance to do to Amber. Sheila just hopes that Lance is as good an actor as he claims to be. She insists that Amber brought this on herself, but Ziggy points out that Amber didn't do anything wrong. Bridget just listens as two fellow employees complain about C.J.'s moodiness. She makes eye contact with C.J. across the room.

90

Ep. #3849

C.J. points out that he opened up to Bridget and now he wants to know what's been bothering her. He can tell that is has something to do with her mother. Bridget refuses to talk about it. Lance picks up his money from Sheila and orders her not to call him again. Amber tries to explain herself, but Rick cuts to the chase and asks her about the guy she was seen with. Amber admits that she blacked out, then woke up in his bed. Rick explodes, and wonders if she realizes what she's done. Amber swears that she would never have jeopardized everything she cares about to spend the night with a stranger, but Rick points out that she did. Amber begs for Rick's forgiveness. Brooke misses Bridget, but Stephanie says she's going to have to give Bridget more time. Brooke is stunned to hear that Bridget is working at the Insomnia. Erica informs Sheila that Amber came back, but had apparently gotten drunk and spent the night with some guy. Sheila says it proves that Amber isn't the right woman for Rick. Bridget is surprised when Brooke comes into the Insomnia.

91

Ep. #3850

Amber asks Rick for one more chance. Bridget tells Brooke to stop worrying because she is taking care of herself. Brooke admits to Bridget that she misses her, but Bridget insists that it's too soon to talk. When Eric hears what Amber did, he warns Rick that Amber is on the verge of self-destruction and she could take Rick down with her. Erica notes to Sheila that she doesn't want to be a home-wrecker. Sheila responds that if Amber doesn't respect her marriage to Rick, then why should Erica. Amber informs Rick that she's leaving, assuming he'll be relieved if he never has to deal with her problems again. She realizes that he needs a break and promises to call when she gets settled. Rick rushes after her when she walks out, and finds the wedding ring she left behind. Brooke asks C.J. why he hired Bridget and wonders if it's part of some plan to get back at Brooke. Erica confesses to Sheila how hard it is to see Rick hurting, and is sure that Rick and Amber will be able to work things out.

92

Ep. #3851

Rick admits that he could have stopped Amber, but Bridget is glad that he didn't. She thinks this could motivate Amber to get the help she needs. Bridget wants Rick to face the fact that, despite Rick and Amber's love for each other, they may not be able to work things out. Amber reveals to Taylor what happened and that her marriage is over. She cries in Taylor's arms. When Taylor hears that Amber can't remember what happened, she is sure that there is more to the story. She wants to know more about the man Amber went home with and suggests she try to track him down through Caitlyn. Taylor offers Amber the guest room while she tries to find out if Lance was telling the truth about what happened. Amber realizes it's her only chance to save her marriage. Sheila can hardly cover her glee when Erica informs her that Amber moved out. She congratulates herself for making it possible for Erica to become the next Eric Forrester Jr. Erica tells Rick how sorry she is, and embraces him.

93

Ep. #3852

Erica tells Rick that there's no excuse for Amber getting drunk and spending the night with a stranger. She notes that Amber was her inspiration and now she sees her throwing everything away. Erica wishes Amber had appreciated what she had. Erica knows it's possible to love someone who's no good for you, because that's the way she feels about her mother. Stephanie is disappointed when she realizes that Amber is staying with Taylor and not back at the clinic. Amber tries to explain that parts of Lance's story just don't make sense, but Stephanie thinks that Amber should be looking inside herself to explain her behavior. Over dinner, Thorne asks Brooke if she's going to cut Whip loose now. He empathizes with Whip, knowing how hard it is to get over Brooke. Caitlyn isn't very happy to hear from Amber, but she gives her Lance's phone number. Amber calls Lance and asks him to meet her at Insomnia. She informs Lance that she has some questions for him, and she wants the truth.

94

Ep. #3853

Erica suggests that Rick get out of the house and says they should go for coffee. C.J. notices that Bridget has been in a funk ever since she saw Brooke. Amber is sure that something is missing in Lance's story and she can tell by the look in his eyes that she's right. Bridget sees a man who looks like Deacon and rushes out, almost in tears. C.J. follows her and insists that he's not leaving until Bridget reveals what's going on. C.J. realizes Deacon must have done something terrible if Bridget is hiding from his look-alike. Bridget admits to C.J. that Deacon cheated on her and she doesn't think she'll ever get over it, but she won't reveal who Deacon was with. Rick tells Erica that Amber didn't cheat on him. He wonders if he should call her because there may be some other explanation for what happened. Rick is stunned when he looks across the room and spots Amber with Lance. Amber assures Lance that if he tells her the truth now, he won't get in any trouble, but she's determined to find out what really happened because she doesn't want to destroy her marriage and lose her family. Rick confronts them angrily assuming Amber left him because she couldn't wait to get back to her lover. Rick refuses to listen to Amber when she tries to explain, and leaves. Erica notes to Rick that he deserves much better. Erica intervenes when Amber tries to see Rick, and Amber realizes that Erica is after her husband.

95

Ep. #3854

Amber orders Erica out of the house. Erica strikes back and says that Amber betrayed Rick and wonders how she could be so ungrateful. Amber grabs Erica and orders her to stay out of it. Stephanie can't believe Amber's been given chance after chance, but keeps making terrible mistakes. Taylor is sure that there's more to what happened. Lance informs Sheila that Amber knows he's hiding something, and he's going to have to tell her the truth. Sheila warns him not to double-cross her and suggests he get out of town for a couple of days. Lance wants to relocate to New York so Amber won't be waiting for him, and notes to Sheila that he needs a hundred thousand dollars to cover expenses. When Sheila insists that she doesn't have the money, Lance says that he's going to have to have a little chat with Amber. He reminds Sheila that he committed a crime for her. Lance leaves, promising he'll call Sheila tomorrow. Amber asks Rick to give her a minute and hear what she has to say. She swears that she's not cheating on him. She tries to explain that Lance is hiding something about what happened the other night, and he was about to confess to Amber the truth when Rick spotted them together. Sheila assures herself that she has to do something before Lance ruins everything.

96

Ep. #3855

Amber tells Lance that she needs answers and will be at his place first thing in the morning. Lance calls Sheila and gives her one more chance to give him enough cash to relocate, or he'll confess everything to Amber. Wearing bee-keeping gear, Sheila notes to herself that Lance should have known better than to try to blackmail her. She gathers bees in a jar, knowing Lance is allergic to them. Sheila ties Lance's door shut, then stirs up the bees to make them angry and sends them into his apartment when he's sleeping. Lance is panic-stricken when he awakens as the bees start to sting him. Sheila watches as he collapses. She whispers to Lance he messed with the wrong woman. Amber is elated that Lance is going to reveal the truth, and lets Taylor know that she and Rick could be back together by tomorrow afternoon. Amber informs Taylor that Erica is after Rick. Erica is dubious when Rick comments that Amber will have proof tomorrow that this was all a misunderstanding. She reminds him that Amber has caused him enough pain and there are better women out there for him. Amber calls Rick and assures him that she is telling the truth and says not to listen to Erica.

97

Ep. #3856

Amber is shocked when she goes to Lance's apartment and is told that he's dead. Sheila assures Erica that it won't be long before Rick realizes how special she is. Rick admits to Brooke that he can't conceive of any reasonable explanation for Amber's behavior. He wonders how many times he can swallow his pride and forgive her. Brooke points out that taking a stand, even if it means ending his marriage, may be the right thing to do. Sheila assures Ziggy that the Forresters may never know that she's Erica's mother, but she'll have the joy of knowing that Erica and Rick are together. The police call Ziggy and inform him about what happened to Lance. Sheila denies it when Ziggy asks if she had anything to do with Lance's demise. Amber notes to Rick that she doesn't have an explanation after all because of Lance's death, but Rick is furious and doesn't want to hear any more excuses. He can't put himself in a position to be disappointed again. Amber assures Rick that she loves him, and that someday he's going to take her back.

98

Ep. #3857

Stephanie notes to Massimo that Brooke has sworn off men so she can focus on her child. Massimo has planned for the two of them to fly to Milan, then cruise the Mediterranean on his yacht. Massimo explains that if their relationship is going to progress he has to get her out of town. Stephanie wonders if this is about getting her away from Eric. Bridget informs Sally that she wants to throw C.J. a surprise party, even though he hasn't celebrated his birthday since Macy and Becky died. Bridget knows it could backfire, but she's hoping it would cheer him up. Sally thinks it's a great idea and asks what she can do to help. Brooke expresses concern about Bridget working at the Insomnia. She admits to Whip that she doesn't know what she would have done without Stephanie's help. Together, Brooke and Stephanie will give the baby the life that Brooke should have given Bridget.

99

Ep. #3858

Darla tries to convince C.J. that it's okay to let go of Becky's memory and move on. Clarke informs Bridget that he thinks throwing a party for C.J. is a great idea. He helps her by coming up with an excuse to get C.J. away from the coffee shop for awhile. C.J. is irked with Bridget when he sees that she booked a private party for the evening. He says that she should look for a job somewhere else. Bridget can't believe he's firing her, and admits to him that she thought they were friends. She storms off to pack her things. Sally explains to Clarke that someone like Bridget could be just what C.J. needs, but she hopes he's not too hurt and stubborn to realize it. Brooke encourages Stephanie to go on the romantic cruise with Massimo, but is grateful when Stephanie decides that she's not going anywhere.

100

Ep. #3859

Sally and Clarke are shocked when C.J. admits to them that he fired Bridget. Stephanie informs Massimo that she can't go away with him because of her obligation to Brooke's child. She adds that it could still happen for them, but Massimo has to be patient. Massimo is angry, and tells Stephanie he's not going to put up with her compulsive need to play savior anymore. He wanted to make a life with her, but he can't accept this situation. Bridget sets up for the party, but insists on leaving before C.J. arrives. She notes to Sally that if she wanted to be treated like dirt, she would still be married. C.J. is stunned and pleased by the surprise. Bridget watches from around the corner, gratified to see him happy. When C.J. realizes Bridget was responsible for putting the party together, he takes off looking for her. C.J. catches up with Bridget, but she is out of patience with him. She points out that he is not the only one who has been hurt. Bridget tries to leave, but C.J. yanks on her suitcase, which unexpectedly throws her against his chest. They look into each other's eyes.

101

Ep. #3860

Kristen informs Sally that C.J. blew it and it's going to take more than an apology for him to win back Bridget's trust. C.J. pleads with Bridget not to go. She asks for a raise, and for him to be nicer to her. He takes her hand and they go back to the party. C.J. is moved when Bridget plays the video compilation of photos and video clips, from baby pictures through his wedding to Becky. Despite Bridget's protests, Kristen and Tony realize that she has it bad for C.J. Sally thinks Bridget and C.J. are good together, but Darla wonders how long it will take for them to figure that out. C.J. helps Bridget unpack and bids her goodnight. Disappointed, Massimo decides it's definitely time for a change in his life. Ziggy finds Sheila dressed up and ready to go out. Massimo is intrigued when he sees Sheila come into the bar. He approaches her table.

102

Ep. #3861

Massimo joins Sheila and orders them a bottle of wine. Sheila reveals that she's a single mother and her little girl has a brilliant future. Taylor and Amber wonder if Lance could have slipped something in Amber's drink, and Taylor suggests having Amber tested to see if the drug is still in her system. Amber sees it as a chance to prove to Rick that what happened wasn't her fault. Erica admits to Rick about the ways her mother influences her, and how it sometimes embarrasses her. She recalls the night her mother sent Erica over in a red dress, wanting her to seduce Rick. When Rick realizes that Sheila is living vicariously through Erica, he suggests that if she finds her mother a man of her own, she'd be too busy to worry about Erica. Erica thinks it would be hard to find a match for her mother because she is obsessive and controlling. When Amber calls to talk to Rick, Erica answers, and she refuses to put him on the line.

103

Ep. #3862

Bridget tells Stephanie that C.J. became bitter and cynical after Becky's death, but she thinks that's starting to change. When C.J. returns, he's in a terrible mood. He gives Bridget a hard time about not changing the coffee filters yet, then smiles to himself as she flounces off. Bridget pulls out the filter tray and finds a flower and a thank you card. Amber is thrilled that she could have her test results within an hour. As she puts the pieces together, Amber decides it must have been Erica behind a plan to drug Amber and ruin her marriage. Taylor warns Amber to be careful, because she has no proof, but Amber is certain that Erica is behind everything that's happened to her. Rick is upset as it becomes clear that Amber isn't showing up for the meeting, but he invites Erica to sit in. Whip outlines his marketing plan aimed at teens. He passes out tapes of a demo jingle. Erica picks one up herself after everyone leaves. Erica admits to Rick that Amber called, but she didn't tell him at the time because he was in such a good mood.

104

Ep. #3863

Ziggy is cleaning up Lance's apartment and has just come across a wad of money when Taylor approaches him. Taylor questions Ziggy and he reveals that Lance had money problems and said he'd do anything for cash. Erica reveals to Sheila that she thinks she's been really good for Rick and Little Eric. She believes that she can show Rick what an open and honest relationship can really be like. Sheila advises Erica not to underestimate Amber because she might try to turn Rick against her. Amber explains to Rick that she wasn't drunk at the victory party - she'd been drugged! When Rick angrily wonders why Lance would have done that, Amber responds that she thinks someone else was involved. Amber lays out her case against Erica, then admits that her drug test was inconclusive. Rick finds her explanation too far-fetched. He admits that Erica has a crush on him, but doesn't think that means she would plot against Amber. When Rick informs Erica about Amber's accusation, Erica thinks that Amber is out of her mind. Amber is more certain than ever that Erica is part of a plot to break up Amber's marriage.

105

Ep. #3864

Sheila tries to hide her panic when Ziggy tells her that Taylor was snooping around Lance's apartment. Ziggy informs Sheila that the cash she gave Lance is still sitting in his room. Sheila realizes she needs to get the money back and asks Ziggy for the key. When Amber explains to Taylor that Rick didn't believe her, Taylor suggests that maybe she should have kept her suspicions to herself. Taylor tells Amber about going to Lance's apartment. Amber is grateful for Taylor's help. Taylor's sure that someone was taking advantage of Amber's history and past mistakes. Erica asks Rick why Amber hates her so much. Rick tries to explain that Amber's jealous of Erica's time with Rick and Little Eric. Erica says that Amber keeps lying to Rick because he keeps falling for her lies. Erica pleads with Rick not to let Amber fool him again. Erica heads out to confront Amber, angry about her accusations. Sheila has just put the money in a bag when she hears Taylor's voice from the doorway.

106

Ep. #3865

Sheila hides her face in her hands and pretends to sob as if she is a bereaved friend of Lance's. Taylor is moving closer to Sheila, hoping to get some information about Lance, when Ziggy appears. Ziggy orders Taylor to leave again. Sheila is concerned that Taylor will keep snooping around until she finds out what really happened with Amber and Lance. Bridget is incredulous when Rick tells her about Amber's theory. Rick admits it's far-fetched, but thinks it's worth looking into. When Bridget hears that Erica is confronting Amber, she worries that things could get ugly. Erica can't believe Amber is accusing her not only of setting her up at the party, but of somehow being involved in Lance's murder. Erica steps in front of Amber when she says that she's going home to her husband and son. Erica insists that Rick loves her, and he's not going to listen to any more of Amber's lies. When Amber pulls free of Erica's grasp, Erica falls backwards. Erica hits her head and is knocked unconscious.

107

Ep. #3866

Sheila and Massimo meet again at Las Olas. Massimo can tell that Sheila can be a dangerous person when she wants to be, but Sheila insists only when she needs to be. Bridget admits to C.J. that her summer isn't turning out at all the way she planned. She had hoped for a trip to Hawaii. C.J. goes into action, planning a private luau for two, but Darla is surprised that C.J. plans to set Bridget up with his friend, Scott. Darla wants C.J. to admit that he's falling for Bridget. Bridget overhears them talking about the date and thinks C.J. is about to ask her out. Amber is waiting for the paramedics when Rick arrives. Erica finally regains consciousness at the hospital. Amber tries to tell Rick that she didn't mean for this to happen. Rick explains to Erica that she has to stay overnight and offers to call her mother. Sheila rushes out when she hears from Erica. She's angry when she hears that Amber was responsible. Amber tries to explain what happened, but Rick orders her to go back to Taylor and get some help. As she cries, Sheila gets off the elevator and moves toward Amber.

108

Ep. #3867

Sheila asks the nurse what happened to her daughter. Bridget tells Betsy that she overheard C.J. talking about a 'dream date'. When C.J. points Bridget out to him, Scott is more than willing to go along with C.J.'s plan. He wonders why C.J. isn't taking her out himself, but C.J. responds that he isn't ready to date. Rick promises to stay at Erica's bedside as long as she wants him to. Taylor arrives and Amber points out Rick as he comforts Erica. Sheila listens as Amber explains everything that happened to Taylor. Amber shares her suspicions that Erica is somehow connected to Lance's death, pointing out that Erica is the one who stands to gain everything that Amber is losing. Taylor reminds Amber that she has no proof. Sheila emerges from the closet in nurse's scrubs and heads for Erica's room. C.J. asks Bridget if she has plans for tomorrow night. Thinking Sheila is Erica's nurse, he informs her that Erica's mother hasn't shown up and he'd like to stay there with her. Sheila excuses herself when the doctor comes in and lets Rick know that Erica will be released tomorrow. Sheila approaches Amber and hisses at her to stay away from Erica and never go near her again.

109

Ep. #3868

Erica is released and Rick offers to take her home. Erica is irritated with her mother for never coming to the hospital and thanks Rick for his friendship. Amber informs Taylor that Erica is trying to cause problems for Rick and her and she has to find some way to stop it. After a phone call from James, Taylor explains to Amber that she doesn't think James ever recovered from losing Mary. Taylor imagines that it must be awful for James to know that someone like Sheila is raising his daughter. Sheila is delighted to hear that Erica will be recuperating at Rick's, and advises her not to rush to get back on her feet. Erica refuses to manipulate Rick. Erica admits to Rick what a mystery her father is to her. Darla helps C.J. set up, but she still thinks the blind date is a bad idea. She tells C.J. that it's obvious he is the one Bridget wants to go out with, but C.J. insists that the last thing Bridget needs in her life is a guy like him. Bridget is thrilled with the set up in the back room with all the Hawaiian decorations, but is stunned when Scott arrives and announces that he's her date.

110

Ep. #3915

While lamenting to Dr. Cooper that he was not able to save Taylor Forrester, Mark flashes back to a conversation he had with his mother before he came to town, where Margo expressed her concern that Mark would get his heartbroken if he was coming to L.A. to get to know his father, Clarke.

111

Ep. #3916

As the Forresters and the Spectras gather to pay their respects to Taylor, Stephanie tries to comfort her grief-stricken father Jack. When Jack sees Brooke show up to the funeral on Ridge's arm he explodes; his daughter is barely in the ground and Brooke is already trying to move in on her husband!

112

Ep. #3956

Stephanie tells Bridget that Ridge can never find out that Massimo is his father, but Bridget feels like she's betraying him by lying.

113

Ep. #3957

Stephanie is both shocked and disgusted when Brooke shows up in a motorboat wearing the show-stopping wedding gown.

114

Ep. #3958

Before the winner can be announced, Ridge takes the stage and dedicates his success to his father, Eric. Massimo can't stand watching his son salute another man, and goes to visit his father's grave.

115

Ep. #3959

Macy is heartbroken that she has had to leave without even being able to say goodbye to Sally, and accuses Adam of trying to keep her from Thorne.

116

Ep. #3960

Bridget prepares to leave Ridge's home and packs her things, telling Stephanie that she can no longer live with Ridge and lie to him.

117

Ep. #3961

Stephanie can't believe that Brooke is dictating policy in Ridge's house like she is already in residence. Stephanie reminds Brooke that it is Ridge's house, not hers.

118

Ep. #3962

While Ridge worries that Bridget has left because of something he has done, Brooke tries to regain control by calling Catherine the nanny to come and look after the children.

119

Ep. #3963

When C.J. probes Bridget about her reasons for not wanting to move back in with Ridge, he figures that since she loves the children, it's Ridge she's trying to get away from.

120

Ep. #3964

Adam tries to convince Macy to forget about her past with Thorne, and in an effort to start over with his beloved, Lorenzo asks her to marry him.

121

Ep. #3965

Thorne is initially shocked to discover that Sally plans to tell C.J. that Macy is alive, but soon realises that Sally is right, and C.J. is there best chance to convince her to come home.

122

Ep. #3966

While Macy and Lorenzo exchange their wedding vows, Sally first blasts her daughter, then cries for her, before suffering a massive heart attack.

123

Ep. #3967

Brooke and Ridge prepare for bed, each preparing to sleep in a different room, when Ridge suddenly kisses Brooke passionately.

124

Ep. #3968

Bridget is horrified when she awakens from a dream in which she is married to Ridge, and they are raising Ridge's children together.

125

Ep. #3969

Stephanie realises that Brooke is up to her old tricks again and calls her on it, not realising the Bridget is listening just outside the door.

126

Ep. #3970

Macy is shocked when she and Lorenzo return from their honeymoon to learn that Sally has had a heart attack, and Adam tells her she should go to Los Angeles to see her.

127

Ep. #3971

Massimo deliberately goads a drunken Deacon, telling him that he'll never win Brooke by being a fool. Deacon says he can't interfere or Brooke will brand him the bad guy.

128

Ep. #3972

Amber and Rick wait on tenterhooks for Eric's decision, and Amber is thrilled when Eric likes her new sketches and agrees to give her a shot if she busts her butt.

129

Ep. #3973

Sally tells Macy that unless she is willing to stay permanently she wants her to go, and Macy agrees to stay just as C.J. barges into the room and is shocked to see his 'dead' sister.

130

Ep. #3974

C.J. is ecstatic to have his sister alive and back in his life, and feels no anger -- he, Clarke, Sally, and Darla welcome Macy's new husband with open arms.

131

Ep. #3975

Ridge asks Tricia for her advice on Brooke when she comes over looking for news on Thorne, and although Tricia encourages him to make his own decision, she's not sure if Brooke is the right one.

132

Ep. #3976

After being threatened by Eric yet again, Deacon decides he's tired of playing the game by the Forrester rules -- he interrupts Ridge's proposal with Brooke to reveal that he is Hope's father.

133

Ep. #3977

Amber is shocked to see the X-rating on 'Ambrosia Undressed', and watches the tape in horror. She immediately phones Rudy, demanding answers as to how this tape even got out.

134

Ep. #3978

Ridge cannot hide his disgust that Brooke would betray Bridget by sleeping with Deacon, and Brooke tries desperately to convince Ridge that she only slept with Deacon because she couldn't have him.

135

Ep. #3979

A tearful Brooke tells Eric and Stephanie that Deacon told Ridge the truth, and Stephanie tells her that it's all for the best, because lies can only hurt people.

136

Ep. #3980

Thorne creates a media furor over Macy's return, believing that it's the only way to keep her in town. He calls her in the middle of it all, assuring her he loves her.

137

Ep. #3981

Massimo finds a cigar-smoking Deacon at his desk who assures him that he's taken care of Brooke, and muses that Massimo destroyed Brooke and Ridge to gain points with Stephanie.

138

Ep. #3982

Brooke wants Bridget to explain why she didn't defend her with Ridge and isn't trying to help her get him back, and Bridget can't believe her mother is trying to get her to lie for her.

139

Ep. #3983

Thorne tells Macy that they're meant to be together and begs her to leave Lorenzo, proposing marriage. Macy tells him that he's just using the same arguments Brooke did years earlier.

140

Ep. #3984

Amber tearfully tries to explain that she was just a child when she made that video with Rudy back in Furnace Creek, but Rick is disappointed and Eric is furious.

141

Ep. #3985

Massimo arrives with a surprise for the kids (floor seats for the Lakers), and when Ridge is out of the room, Mass tells Brooke to leave, and to go destroy someone else's life.

142

Ep. #3986

After hearing that Thomas has called out for Bridget, Mass heads over to her place, but before he can explain what's happened Stephanie tells him Bridget isn't going anywhere with him.

143

Ep. #3987

Brooke acknowledges to Ridge that she feels responsible for Thomas's condition, but Ridge isn't interested in hearing her apologies. He tells her that they can't hash this out between them right now. His first priority needs to be his son, and hers should be her daughter.

144

Ep. #3988

Macy is shocked and horrified when Thorne produces paperwork proving that they are still married because they never actually filed the divorce papers due to her 'death'. Thorne is determined to make her his wife in more than name only, but Macy reminds him that she wants Lorenzo, not him.

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Ep. #3989

After making arrangements with Bill to have Bridget appointed to his pharmaceutical program, Stephanie tells Eric that she's found a way to let Bridget lead her own life. But rather than be pleased at the thought of going to Copenhagen, Bridget thinks Stephanie is trying to get rid of her.

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Ep. #3990

Massimo visits Ridge, and is pleased to hear how much Ridge likes Bridget, and how glad he is that Bridget was there for Thomas. Massimo begins to think that maybe his plan to hook them up will work, and he is furious to learn that Bridget may leave Los Angeles.

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Ep. #3991

Sally begs Gladys for help in finding a way that they can check out Thorne's living arrangements in disguise, just so that they can verify Tricia's role in his life. Tricia realises it's them in the workman's overalls, and stages a sexually explicit conversation with Thorne on the phone.

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Ep. #3992

Desperate to keep Bridget from leaving town in an effort to keep Brooke from landing Ridge again, Massimo tells Ridge that he, and not Eric, is his father, and that Bridget is leaving town because she knows the truth and she has fallen in love with him.

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April is convinced that she's finally going to get her big break when Craig Kilborn's producer wants to meet with her. Brooke goes to see Deacon and tries to convince him that she and Ridge are trying to build a future. Bridget admits to Ridge that she is having romantic feelings for him, and the two share a kiss.

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Ep. #4010

Amber and Rick are skeptical that Craig Kilborn's people will actually call April, but are thrilled when they do. Brooke and Hope spend time with Thomas and the twins while they wait for Ridge. Bridget admits to C.J. that she and Ridge shared a kiss, but tells him she lied to him about her reaction. Ridge and Brooke have an evening with Thomas, Steffy, Phoebe, and Hope.

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Ep. #4011

Brooke overhears Ridge talking about the kiss he shared with Bridget, but not who he shared it with. April performs live on-stage with Craig Kilborn. Bridget tries to forget about the kiss she shared with Ridge by kissing C.J.

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Ep. #4012

Bridget calls Brooke and is hurt when Ridge answers. Bridget doesn't answer at first, but does and Ridge hopes that she's not hurt. Bridget assures that it's all right. After meeting with Deacon, Massimo calls Captain Dominick Payne, but the call is short-lived after an explosion occurs on the ship that Dominick is on.

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Ep. #4013

Thorne and Macy revel in finding their way back to each other. Darla is devastated to hear Thorne's message on her answering machine telling her that he and Macy are back together. Massimo tells Ridge about the tanker accident and blames Captain Payne for the incident. Bridget prepares to go to Mexico to help with an injured Dominick Payne.

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Ep. #4014

Ridge and Massimo discuss the tanker accident, which segues into a discussion on how Eric would react should he ever learn that Ridge is not his son. Darla puts up a brave front as Macy tells her how happy she and Thorne are to be back together. In Mexico, the injured ship's captain wears a Marone ring as Bridget brings his mother in to see him.

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Ep. #4015

Darla's heart breaks as Macy and Thorne can't stop talking about their love for each other. Rick and Amber toast April's good fortune, but Rick realises Amber is also a little bit jealous. April runs into Deacon and is thrilled when he manages to negotiate a better contract for her upcoming musical gig.

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Ep. #4016

April shares with Rick her encounter with Deacon, and he warns her to stay away from him. Jackie worries about Dominick down in Mexico, and Bridget tries to reassure the worried woman. Massimo heads to Mexico on the corporate jet, determined to punish Captain Payne. Brooke and Ridge spend some time together.

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Ep. #4017

Jackie talks with Bridget about Dominick's condition, and is obviously reluctant to encounter Massimo Marone directly. Deacon introduces April to Cruz Nunez, an old friend of his who is hosting an upcoming variety show. Massimo confronts Dominick in his room, calling him Nick, and blames him for the accident. Stephanie stops by to see Ridge with gifts.

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When Nick admits his disbelief that Brooke could even consider a reunion with Ridge after finding him in a clinch with Bridget, Brooke told Nick that she and Ridge had an unshakable bond.

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Bridget remembers when Taylor told her always to love, no matter what the cost, and wonders if Taylor could have been foreseeing a relationship between her and Ridge.

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Bridget goes to Stephanie looking for help to find her father, but when Stephanie learns that Eric took off because he caught Bridget and Ridge together, Stephanie blasts her former step-daughter, telling her she is just like her mother.

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Ep. #4052

Seeing how upset he is at the situation between his daughter and the man formerly known as his son, Jackie offers Eric a shoulder to cry on, but Nick is upset when he learns that Jackie let Eric spend the night.

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Ep. #4053

After going into a litany of the things she has done to Bridget in the past, including putting her second to a long list of men, not giving her the attention she deserved, and sleeping with her husband, Brooke tells Bridget that her ridiculous infatuation with Ridge has to end.

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Ep. #4054

Ridge is angry when Nick tells him he should stay away from both Bridget and Brooke. Nick says Ridge had his chance with Brooke, and his relationship with Bridget, his former half-sister who he thought was his daughter for a number of years, is just plain wrong.

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Ep. #4055

Thorne is stunned to learn that both Ridge and Eric have turned their backs on Stephanie, but embraces his mother. When he asks Eric to forgive her, Eric refuses despite the fact that Stephanie had no idea Ridge wasn't his son, and tells Thorne that he is now his oldest son.

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Ep. #4056

Although Jackie tries to assure Stephanie that she isn't trying to add to her troubles, Stephanie still wants Jackie to pack up and leave. Later Jackie assures Eric that nothing will make her turn her back on him, for which he is grateful.

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Stephanie is surprised when Amber does not turn against her for her deceptions, but rather encourages the older woman that despite Jackie's presence in his life, Eric will come back to her. Darla agrees to allow an excited Macy to adopt her baby, and tells Thorne this will be the best thing for their child.

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Ep. #4059

Darla tells Macy that the baby's father is a happily married man and she doesn't want to ruin his life, and Macy realises that Thorne is actually the father. Thorne tries to explain, but Macy isn't listening. Amber tells Jackie that she's going out, and the other woman better be gone when she gets back. Amber is shocked to come face to face with Jackie as she prepares to meet with Fenmore. Eric tells Stephanie that she's starting to act just like Brooke.

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Bridget is rushed to the hospital after becoming a casualty in Ridge and Eric's argument. Sally rips into Thorne after Macy tells her that he is the father of Darla's baby. Nick tells Brooke she'll regret it if she lets Ridge play her against her daughter.

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Ep. #4062

Deacon is touched by what Macy has to say at an AA meeting and gives her his card, suggesting that they keep in touch. Sally is furious with Darla and fires her, warning her to stay away from her family. Bridget tells her mother she can't walk away from Ridge and the children, but when Ridge walks into her room he says she must.

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Ep. #4063

Amber and Rick argue over Ridge and Bridget's relationship, telling him that Ridge is on the market since Brooke called off the wedding. They later make up. Ridge and Bridget agree that despite their good intentions, too many people were hurt by their relationship and needs to end. She asks him to say goodbye to the children for her.

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Macy is surprised when Deacon tells her that he is the father of both Hope's daughter Brooke, and Rick and Amber's son Little Eric, and encourages him to get his children back. Jackie is upset to overhear Ridge telling Eric that Brooke is just using Nick to get over him. Brooke and Nick enjoy a night out, and share a passionate kiss.

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Ep. #4069

Deacon is devastated when Jonathan visits, at Rick's bequest, to remind him that he gave up his rights and is not allowed to see his son. Amber tries in vain to get Rick to let up on Deacon. Sally takes great pleasure in informing Stephanie that Thorne got Darla pregnant. Thorne reluctantly signs the annulment papers after Macy begs him to let her go.

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Ep. #4070

Bridget warns Nick that Brooke is probably just using him to make Ridge jealous, like she has with every other man in the past. Ridge attempts to convince Brooke to give them another chance and kisses her, but Brooke pushes him away. Deacon tells Macy about his custody woes with Little Eric, and Macy offers to help.

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Bridget warns Nick that Brooke is probably just using him to make Ridge jealous, like she has with every other man in the past. Ridge attempts to convince Brooke to give them another chance and kisses her, but Brooke pushes him away. Deacon tells Macy about his custody woes with Little Eric, and Macy offers to help.

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Nick is confused when Eric suggests he worry about Massimo, as his mother has never met the man. Jackie is shocked to realise that her husband was blackmailing Massimo to stay away, and the two are saddened for all the years they lost. Brooke lays down some ground rules for Ridge.

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Nick has a hard time believing that he is Massimo's son and initially tries to return the Marone family ring, but Massimo finally gets through to him. Brooke misunderstoods a moment she witnesses between Ridge and Brooke and turns to Nick, telling him that Jackie is doing better.

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Ep. #4079

Brooke believes she is alone in the house after Ridge drops her off, but finds that he has set up a romantic night for them. He makes his best attempts at seducing her, but she rebuffs him. Nick is disappointed when it doesn't seem like Jackie is coming out of her coma, but Massimo tries to convince him to think positively. Stephanie wonders if Brooke and Nick are romantically involved.

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Macy helps Deacon find a home that will improve his situation in a custody battle, and full of gratitude, he kisses her. Brooke is upset to learn that Nick is Massimo's son because she thought she was finally free of Ridge. Thorne tells Ridge that he and Macy are finished.

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Eric rushes out of the restaurant after hearing Massimo announce his wedding plans to Jackie, and she quickly follows him. Stephanie is shocked to learn that Nick is Massimo's son with Jackie. Ridge makes another attempt to win Brooke over while Bridget asks Nick to let Brooke be happy with Ridge.

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Ep. #4088

Despite Clarke's pleas, Sally refuses to rehire Darla after the way she betrayed Macy, but things go from bad to worse when Clarke hires Gladys as her replacement, and Gladys' pet skunk gets spray-happy.

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Ep. #4089

Darla begs Sally for her forgiveness, then is stunned when Thorne joins her at the ultrasound and the two bond while seeing their baby. Jackie is pleased that Nick and Brooke's relationship continues to flourish and tells Brooke that she would welcome having her in the family.

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Bridget tries to convince Stephanie to stop trying to keep Brooke and Ridge apart, telling her that she will only end up hurting the children. Deacon and Thorne get physical with each other when Deacon tells Thorne that he's already ruined Macy's life with his betrayal. Ridge pushes Brooke to start thinking about a future for them together.

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Macy receives an invitation to a private dinner, convinced it's from Deacon, but is shocked to see that Thorne has gone all-out in a last ditch effort to win her back. Deacon attempts to convince C.J. that he loves Macy and won't do anything to hurt her, but C.J. refuses to support their wedding.

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Stephanie is thrilled when she realises that her new next door neighbor is Samantha Kelly, their former neighbor who had absolutely adored Ridge when she was younger.

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As Nick promises not to ruin the day, Ridge reveals to him that they are not only announcing the new company at the press conference, but also that he plans to officially propose to Brooke. When he drops to one knee to make the proposal, an angry Stephanie bursts in, determined to stop her son from making (in her mind) a horrible mistake.

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Amber accuses Bridget of lying about her, and tells her not to talk about her to Oscar and Deacon. Bridget says she'll do whatever necessary to stop Amber from hurting people she loves. Deacon finds the two arguing, and asks Amber to move out. Stephanie and Nick talk about Ridge and Brooke, and Stephanie admits that her outlook on Brooke has changed. She honestly believes Brooke is a different person now, and really loves Ridge. Brooke can't believe that Ridge got out of there alive, and Ridge explains to Brooke that it was Anna. Anna says that she lost her family to the foundary, and wouldn't let Ridge die.

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Ep. #4156

Massimo, Nick, and Stephanie are shocked and overjoyed to see Ridge alive and well, as they prepare to leave. Ridge is just happy to be back, and hopes to start a family with Brooke, who catches Nick's eye as she realises that her next child may not be Ridge's. Amber can't believe she was kicked out by Deacon, and starts to wonder if maybe people like Bridget are right, and she's just no good. Oz tries to cheer her up, assuring her that if she were no good, he never would have hired her. Sally is trying to put on a brave face for a comatose Macy until she sees an article about the reopening of Ozzz, and vows to stop it.

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Ep. #4157

Sally tells Oz that his re-opening of the club so soon is an insult to Macy. He tries to convince her that he can't afford not to re-open. Bridget defends Oz to Sally, but after she leaves admits that she doesn't think he should re-open. Much to Amber's delight, he says he's going ahead as scheduled. Nick tells his mother that he's going to leave town. She realises it's because he can't bear to watch Brooke with Ridge, but will never interfere. She begs him to stay so he can be there for the wedding. Thorne is equally incensed to hear of the club re-opening, but rather than confront Oz, goes with Darla to a sonogram.

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Ep. #4158

The Forresters celebrate Ridge's safe return, and everyone is shocked to see Stephanie embrace Brooke and welcome her to the family. They're equally shocked to learn Nick plans to leave town. Brooke goes to talk to Nick, and tells him that she wants to tell Ridge they slept together, but Nick says he can never find out. Sally, Clarke, Deacon, Thorne, Darla, and Bridget all go to Ozzz to convince Oz not to re-open the club, and they're all shocked to see that Oz has turned it into a tribute for Macy.

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Ep. #4159

Nick begs Brooke not to tell Ridge that they slept together. Ridge, meanwhile, heads to say goodbye to Nick, and becomes suspicious when he finds Nick and Brooke together, and wants to know what's going on. Oscar introduces Sally, and announces that the club is being sold, and proceeds will go to a charity being launched in Macy's name. Amber glares at him as he kisses Bridget. Stephanie is shocked to see just how much Brooke cares for Ridge.

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Ep. #4180

Sally is furious when she learns Brooke told Ridge everything, which negates her blackmail. As Bridget and Deacon share a passionate moment, a furious Eric bursts into the room. Brooke is desperate to get to Stephanie with the truth before Sally does.

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Ep. #4181

Eric is furious to discover that Deacon keeps a loaded gun in the house, and that the safety isn't even on. As Deacon and Eric struggle over the gun, it goes off. Darla continues to defend Deacon, stating that he deserves the same chance she got. Thorne reminds her that she carries the true Forrester heir. Stephanie reassures Samantha that nothing will turn her against Brooke again, but that's before what Brooke tells her starts to sink in.

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Ep. #4182

Stephanie has trouble accepting that Brooke and Nick slept together down in Callixa. Brooke swears she believes Ridge to be her baby's father, but will undergo a test to know for sure. Sally is at the hospital with Darla, and admits that part of the reason she is there is to look into Brooke's story. She learns about the CVS test. Eric swears to Lt. Baker that it was an accident. Mark tells Bridget that they got the bullet out, but Deacon may be paralysed.

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Ep. #4183

Deacon is thrilled when Stephanie brings Little Eric to him, until he realises that he has no feeling in his legs. He breaks down after Bridget gives him the news. Lt. Baker comes to arrest Eric. Jonathan tells him he'll do his best, but the story he's told doesn't make him look good.

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Ep. #4184

When Stephanie realises that Sam still loves Ridge, she encourages her to tell Ridge the truth. Sam does, wanting Ridge to know that he has options other than a life on the edge with Brooke. Jackie asks Ridge to step aside if the baby turns out to belong to Nick...she doesn't want him to take her son's child the way he has taken the woman Nick loves. While Stephanie contemplates Sam and Ridge's future, Jackie is convinced that Nick and Brooke belong together.

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Ep. #4185

Eric wants Bridget to ask Deacon to sign an affadavit claiming that the shooting was an accident. After Deacon has a pep talk with Ozzy, Bridget offers him her total support. Stephanie encourages Ridge to remember the reason why the paternity of that child is currently in jeopardy, but Ridge says he will never give up on Brooke. Massimo feels that Brooke's actions will destroy his family, but Jackie reminds him that either way, that child is his grandchild.

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Ep. #4186

Nick attacks Massimo for his insinuation that Brooke is a woman of loose morals. He admits that he loves Brooke, but for her sake, hopes that child belongs to Ridge. When Stephanie tells Sally that she won't do anything to drive a wedge between Brooke and Ridge because she can't do that to her family, Sally vows to do it for her. Deacon is pleased to know that Oscar is jealous about his relationship with Bridget, and vows to take her from him as soon as he's well again.

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Ep. #4187

As they await the results of the CVS test, Ridge reminds Nick that he blames him completely for what happened, and states that once the test proves that he (Ridge) is the father, he wants Nick to stay out of his and Brooke's lives forever. As the results are about to head to the lab, Sally waits, determined to get her way and to punish Brooke for everthing she did to Macy over the years.

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Ep. #4188

While Bridget introduces Oscar to her family, Deacon receives a diamond engagement ring he ordered for Bridget.

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Ep. #4189

As Stephanie assures Eric that Bridget will do the right thing and turn away from Deacon, Oscar asks her to marry him!

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Ep. #4190

Sally gets a computer hacker (Marv) to help her figure out how to break into the lab computers to see the paternity test results.

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Ep. #4191

Bridget goes to the hospital to tell Deacon that she and Oscar are engaged but before she gets a chance, he pops the question!

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Ep. #4192

Sally is busted before she can look at the paternity results. Later, Dr. Paxson calls Brooke and Ridge to tell them that she has the answer they're looking for.

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Ep. #4193

After receiving a call from Dr. Paxson, Ridge and Brooke head down to her office, where they run into Nick (who called the doctor and learned the results were in), Jackie (who was with Nick at the time), Stephanie (whom Eric had ordered to make amends with Brooke), and Eric (who was just plain curious). Once there they all waited on tenterhooks. First Dr. Paxson revealed that Brooke was carrying a boy, then prepared to reveal who the father was.

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Ep. #4194

All are shocked as Dr. Paxson reveals that Nick, not Ridge, is the father of Brooke's baby.

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Ep. #4195

As Bridget tells Deacon that she can never love him because of what he has done to her in the past, she shows him the ring that Oscar gave to her. Meanwhile, Oscar informs Amber that he and Brooke are engaged. Brooke is shocked that Ridge still wants to be with her after everything that has happened.

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Ep. #4196

Brooke tells Nick that she and Ridge will raise that child as though Ridge is the father, but Nick informs Brooke that he is not going to walk away from his child. Ridge tells Stephanie that as far as he's concerned that child is his, and Stephanie tries to steer him toward Samantha.

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Ep. #4197

Ridge tells Nick that he and Brooke will raise that baby without any interference from him, and reveals that he plans to adopt the child. Nick tells Ridge that he will never give up on his child. Stephanie breaks down in Brooke's arms after begging Brooke to put her child above her own desires.

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Darla and Thorne are all smiles as Darla gives birth to their daughter. Wanting to remember her friend Macy Alexander, Darla names her infant daughter Alexandria. Ridge begs Brooke not to do this to him, not to leave him. He tells her they can get through anything together, but she says she has to do this. Stephanie sees Nick, who is shocked that Stephanie isn't blaming everything on Brooke. Actually, Stephanie is proud of Brooke.

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Ridge laments the loss of Brooke and the child that could have been his to a sympathetic Samantha. Oscar is pleased that Massimo considers him one of the family, not realising Mass is using him to get back at the Forresters. Sally admits to trying to tamper with the paternity results, but swears she never got near them.

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His first day on the job, Oscar plays hooky to have a picnic with Bridget. Massimo spots Jackie and Eric in a compromising position.

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Jackie and Eric say their goodbyes to each other as Massimo vows to do anything, even use Oscar, to take Eric down.

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Jackie heads over to tell Nick about Dr. Paxson's death. Before she can tell him about Paxson's call to her about the test results, she sees how Nick and Brooke have bonded, and opts to wait. Caitlin introduces Thomas to her father, Hector, and Thomas is surprised to learn that Hector believes Caitlin is a waitress.

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Stephanie consoles Brooke when she admits that, although she believes Nick will be a good father, she will always miss Ridge.

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Nick brings Hope with him to pick up Brooke from the hospital, and is awed by the ultrasound photographs he sees of his son.

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Brooke tries to sleep after a visit from Rick where he encourages her to pursue a life with Nick, but is awakened by a vision of Taylor.

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Ridge can't believe it when he sees Taylor there in front of him, and is humbled when she tells him how happy she is that he has Brooke.

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Ridge seeks answers from Taylor's spirit, and she tells him that she is glad he has Brooke, then the two watch their sleeping children before Taylor tells Ridge goodbye.

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Jackie is less than thrilled to see Taylor, especially when Taylor tells her that as long as she keeps the secret about the paternity tests, she can never rest.

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Deacon's anxiety for the debut of Sharpe's Designs is well-placed as Eric has nothing good to say about his former son-in-law's company.

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At the Café Russe Bar, Deacon uses what little information he gleaned from eavesdropping to trick Jackie into spilling the beans.

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Thomas tries to placate Hector Ramírez by telling him that it's an honor that Caitlin was hired on at Forrester, but Hector is far more worried about Stephanie recognizing him.

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Samantha is absolutely devastated when she returns from lunch with Stephanie to find out that her beloved Pucci is dead, and Bridget does her best to comfort her devastated friend.

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Ridge begs Brooke to leave town with him, but even though she misses having him in her life, she is committed to a life with Nick and the baby.

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Priscilla and Sam visit the Forresters for dinner, and Priscilla is horrified when Samantha tells the family that Pucci was given to her to help her get over the death of her daughter when she was a teen.

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Eric, Stephanie and Rick try to convince Amber and Sally not to leave the company, but Amber is adamant that it is time that they strike out on their own.

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Deacon surprises Jackie when, instead of blackmailing her about the paternity tests, he simply tells her he wants the chance to prove he can make it on his own in business.

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Ep. #4257

Ridge offers Samantha a shoulder as she tells him the whole story about the baby girl she lost all those years ago, and the real reason she left Los Angeles.

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Ep. #4258

Nick proposes marriage to Brooke, but Brooke is torn on how exactly to respond. He encourages her to think about what he has said, and to keep the ring while she does.

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Ep. #4259

Hector tries to comfort Amber over the loss of her apartment and all of her belongings, but she lashes out when he suggests she contact her family.

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Ep. #4260

Although initially Deacon was prepared to expose Jackie to both Brooke and Ridge, he was swayed by her saying that she believed in him.
Episode Description

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Ep. #4261

Samantha tells Eric all about the man she was in love with, who wanted to marry her despite her family and raise their baby together. She says that having Pucci with her in the fifteen years since her baby daughter's death was like having a piece of her.

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Ep. #4262

Ridge is shocked that Brooke could even consider marrying Nick, but Brooke tells him that she's tired of all the instability in her children's lives and just wants to give them a permanent home.

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Ep. #4263

Thomas walks Caitlin home after they leave Samantha with her new puppy Annie, and talk about how her father is still a little leery about her being involved with the Forresters. They share a brief kiss, not realising that Hector is watching.

4

Ep. #4264

Nick assures Brooke that he doesn't want to pressure her, but says Ridge is just going crazy over all the back and forth. He suggests that if Brooke accept his proposal, Ridge will accept that it's over.

5

Ep. #4265

Hector is surprised to find a distraught Amber at the door, who says she just had nowhere to go after the fire. He invites her in and goes to get her a drink, but returns only to find her asleep on the couch.

6

Ep. #4266

When Sam finds out that Caitlin is being forced to quit her job at Forrester because of Hector's antagonism toward the Forrester clan, she impulsively offers Caitlin an internship with her at Logan Designs.

7

Ep. #4267

At Chuck's, Nick serenades Brooke and their son with a son he wrote specifically for her. Brooke thanks him for the beautiful words, then is shocked to see Deacon sit down after Brooke leaves. She doesn't want to listen when Deacon tells her that he thinks Nick is right for her.

8

Ep. #4268

Ridge vaguely remembers Hector Ramírez as a freshman from across town, then confuses Thomas when he tells his son to stay out of Hector's problems with Caitlin and to let those problems work themselves out.

9

Ep. #4269

Nick finds a brooding Brooke in her office, and learns that it's the twins' birthday and she promised to be there. She doesn't want to go, but Nick reminds her that no matter what is going on with the adults, those twins are still children and should not suffer for it.

10

Ep. #4270

Sally admits to Thorne and Darla that she misses being in the thick of things, but doesn't see how she could get it back. She thought she could trust Massimo, but can bought her company, gave it to Ridge, who then re-named it after Brooke Logan.

11

Ep. #4271

Samantha can't get over having recently seen Hector after all these years, and Priscilla tries to convince her daughter that Hector was just a bad seed who used her and then threw her away once he got what he wanted from her.

12

Ep. #4272

Brooke admits to Rick that she can't help but think that this baby belongs to Ridge, but once alone, she begins to fantasize about what a life with Nick and the baby would be like if she chooses to marry him.

13

Ep. #4273

Hector tells Priscilla that despite her threats to have him arrested for statuatory rape, he loved Samantha, and planned to make a life with her and their daughter Caitlin. Priscilla tells him that Samantha wanted nothing to do with either, as a shocked Amber overhears everything.

14

Ep. #4274

Brooke worries that she will lose her connection to all of the Forresters if she marries Nick, but Stephanie assures her that they will never turn their backs on her. Brooke is shocked when Stephanie tells her that she loves her.

15

Ep. #4275

Thorne is nervous about telling his parents he would like to be president of Forrester Creations, but Darla tries to cheer him up, telling her how important he is to her and their daughter Alexandria.

16

Ep. #4276

After Brooke has a panic attack, Nick is furious to learn from Jackie that she and Massimo planned a party in his and Brooke's honor without even talking to him about it.

17

Ep. #4277

After locking himself and Brooke in the office, Ridge tries to convince her again that she should be with him and they'll raise the baby, but Brooke is adamant about staying with Nick and wants Ridge to let her go.

18

Ep. #4278

Although Clarke is skeptical, he and the other employees at Logan Designs listen to what she has to say when Sally tells them about her plans to get her company back.

19

Ep. #4279

After hearing Eric and Stephanie talk about how Eric is convinced that Stephanie has only been pretending to care about Brooke to get her out of Ridge's life, Ridge wonders if his mother has been betraying him to get rid of Brooke all along.

20

Ep. #4280

With everyone, including James, pressuring her to accept Nick's marriage proposal, Brooke starts to feel like the walls are closing in on her. An oblivious Nick waits for her at the party.

21

Ep. #4281

Ridge arrives at the party shortly after Nick, Brooke, and Hope leave for a vacation together, and Stephanie tells her son that Brooke has moved on and that he has to let her go.

22

Ep. #4282

After Ridge learns that Brooke and Nick are engaged, nothing Massimo, Stephanie, or Jackie say can calm him down, and he takes off his Marone ring, telling his father he wants nothing to do with him.

23

Ep. #4283

When Brooke wonders if she is doing the right thing, Nick assures her how much he loves her, but not wanting to pressure her, reminds her that only she can make this decision.

24

Ep. #4284

Jackie shares the good news about Nick and Brooke's engagement with Deacon, who worries about what this means about his future role in his daughter Hope's life.

25

Ep. #4285

After Stephanie and Eric decide to go with Thorne's proposal that he be made president of Forrester Creations, Darla is overjoyed for her fiancé.

26

Ep. #4286

With prompting from Samantha, Caitlin tells her father about her new internship, but doesn't mention who it's with. Later, Hector worries when Caitlin wakes from a recurring nightmare about her mother.

27

Ep. #4287

Ridge finally has to accept that Brooke is gone for real when she phones him for advice about how to handle Nick, and Ridge picks up the sketch pad that Eric left for him, unable to get his mind off Brooke.

28

Ep. #4288

After her talk on the phone with Ridge, Brooke decides that she is finally ready to put him in her past and move on with Nick as she prepares to seduce her fiancé.

29

Ep. #4289

Samantha and Caitlin both find themselves at the coffee house trying to forget their individual pain, and the two bond over what they've lost, as Hector finally realises that Samantha really does believe their daughter is dead.

30

Ep. #4290

Nick comforts Brooke when she pulls away from him after their lovemaking, admitting that she is still reeling over ending her long-standing relationship with Ridge.

31

Ep. #4291

Hector tells a disbelieving Samantha that their daughter is still alive, trying desperately to get her to understand that while they lost a lot of years, they have not lost everything.

32

Ep. #4292

Ridge refuses to listen to Stephanie when she tells him that, like Brooke, he should try to move on with his life, and he lashes out at his mother for not wanting him and Brooke together.

33

Ep. #4293

Stephanie tells Brooke that she is thrilled that Brooke is finally out of her family's life after all these years, and Brooke taunts Stephanie that she will always be part of Ridge's life.

34

Ep. #4294

Deacon has a suggestion to make to Jackie -- if she doesn't want to ruin Nick's chances with Brooke by telling them the truth, they should find another way to run a brand new paternity test.

35

Ep. #4295

Priscilla tries to talk to Samantha, but she is furious with her mother for telling her that her daughter was dead all those years ago, and informs her mother that she is dead to her.

36

Ep. #4296

While visiting with her son, Jackie pretends to see a gray hair in Nick's head. She plucks it out for him, then secretly holds onto it so she can use it in the second paternity test.

37

Ep. #4297

At the press conference to announce Thorne's ascension to the presidency of Forrester creations, it suddenly becomes all about Ridge when reporters notice that he has returned to the family fold, leaving Darla to comfort Thorne, who has suddenly become unimportant.

38

Ep. #4298

Hector and Samantha explain to Caitlin that the reason she was told her mother was dead and that Samantha has never been in her life was because Priscilla had lied to both Sam and Hector.

39

Ep. #4299

As Jackie continues to get more and more drunk while awaiting the test results, Deacon takes her to bed, and it isn't long before Deacon and a drunk Jackie are making love.

40

Ep. #4300

Jackie is shocked to wake up in Deacon's bed, knowing that she never would have slept with him if she had been sober. She rushes home to Massimo, where she tells him that she was with Lauren Fenmore.

41

Ep. #4301

Samantha is ecstatic to share the news of finding her daughter with Ridge, but feels awful to be so happy when Ridge is going through such a hard time with Brooke.

42

Ep. #4302

Ridge tries desperately to convince Brooke that whether or not Nick is the father of her child, they can still be together, and raise that child just as if he (R) is the father.

43

Ep. #4303

Massimo confronts Jackie with the fact that she lied about being with Lauren Fenmore and accuses her of having an affair, but she swears that she wasn't having an affair, merely an alcoholic blackout.

44

Ep. #4304

Stephanie is delighted to inform Sally that not only is Brooke marrying Nick, but Nick is also changing his name to Marone and is planning to adopt Hope as his own daughter.

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Ep. #4310

Ridge sets a trap for Maya at the Shady Marlin, and instructs her that she WILL come to Brooke and Nick's wedding with him, and she WILL make sure that it does not happen.

51

Ep. #4311

While Nick and Brooke prepare to walk down the aisle and Ridge chases Maya, Stephanie meets with Kristen at the house, and the two catch up on everything that has been going on lately.

52

Ep. #4312

Nick and Brooke have exchanged their vows and the marriage is just about to become official as Ridge bursts in with Maya and tries to stop the wedding.

53

Ep. #4313

Ridge takes Brooke from the wedding while the FBI escort Nick and Massimo out, leaving Stephanie fuming while Eric tries to defend Ridge.

54

Ep. #4314

Nick and Mass are held by the FBI and questioned while their lawyer, Harvey, reminds them not to say anything. This doesn't appease the FBI, who wants answers to their questions.

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Ep. #4319

Stephanie can't believe that Ridge will be bringing Brooke to the wedding, considering that Brooke has been married to Ridge, Thorne, AND Eric!

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Ep. #4325

Jackie tells Nick about the mistakes with the paternity test, admitting that Dr. Paxson had tried to tell Brooke about the error, and that she had run a second test and who the father really is.

66

Ep. #4326

Nick arrives shortly after Ridge successfully delivers Brooke's son, and tells Ridge and Brooke that the paternity tests were wrong -- the baby actually belongs to Ridge.

67

Ep. #4327

Stephanie is shocked to learn that the baby really belongs to Ridge, and initially refuses to believe it because she can't stand that now Brooke and Ridge will always have a living bond.

68

Ep. #4328

A devastated Nick leaves Brooke, Ridge and their child and returns home, where he rails at Jackie for all that she has cost him, and tells her she is dead to him after her lies.

69

Ep. #4329

As much as she loves her new grandson, Stephanie cannot accept that they will never be free of Brooke, but Eric tells her that if she wants Ridge and that baby in her life, she has to learn to accept her.

70

Ep. #4330

Caitlin takes her designs to Forrester to show Ridge, but he's in the process of introducing his new son to his children with Taylor, so Rick checks out the designs ... and Caitlin.

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Ep. #4360

Rather than choose between his sons, Eric tells them that he plans to retire and leave the company in their hands, but that answer isn't what Thorne and Ridge need, and they demand he choose.

101

Ep. #4361

Nick questions Felicia about the pills in her purse, and when she leaves the room, he quickly pulls the pills out of her purse to call a doctor friend to ask him to look into what kind of pills they are.

102

Ep. #4362

After a furious Thorne walks out on his parents after they try to make him see that it's not too bad that he's being demoted and returned to the basement, and Darla lets Eric and Stephanie have it with both barrels.

103

Ep. #4363

Sally is shocked when Thorne shows up at home wanting to make her a proposition. She is horrified to hear what happened with Stephanie and Eric, but thrilled when Thorne suggests they work together.

104

Ep. #4364

While playing a game of charades with Jimmy and Caitlin, Hector begins acting out the situation to Samantha, who finally clues in that Hector is asking her to marry him, and says yes.

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Ep. #4370

Hector makes no secret of what happened at the house when he talks to the authorities, who sing his praises to the Forresters and credit him with saving Rick's life.

111

Ep. #4371

Deacon tells Jackie that the only way she will ever be free is to sign the divorce papers, and the two celebrate her upcoming divorce by making love.

112

Ep. #4372

After learning Thorne has gotten a job working for Spectra, Eric is more determined than ever to make him see that his demotion doesn't mean he was unloved, but Thorne is firm on not returning.

113

Ep. #4373

Caitlin is furious that Hector was the one who hit Rick and also withheld oxygen from him, and Hector is equally furious that Rick still hasn't told the under-aged Caitlin to stay away.

114

Ep. #4374

Jackie is surprised when Massimo calls her and asks her to come to the house. When she gets there, Massimo shocks her by telling her that he's changed her mind, and he wants her back!

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Ep. #4439

Jackie tells Deacon she is so happy that the first day of opening at Jackie-M was a success. Deacon gives Jackie a gift of black lace negligee. After trying it on, they make love in the store. Ridge and Nick visit Massimo at the clinic, but all Massimo asks for is Jackie. Ridge wonders why Jackie hasn't come by, and Nick tells him that he wants Jackie away from Massimo, since she was having an affair with Deacon. Nick goes on to say Massimo learned of this right before he had his stroke. Stephanie begs Brooke to convince Ridge not to try and force Eric out as CEO. Eric later arrives and sees the memo from Ridge calling for a board meeting. Eric thinks Ridge just wants to vent his anger. Brooke tries to talk Ridge out of going up against Eric, warning him that it could separate the family, but Ridge believes there is no other choice if Forrester Creations wants to remain in the game.

180

Ep. #4440

Felicia goes to Nick to tell him that she is taking a trip to Paris to explore the possibility of an international line for Spectra Couture. Nick is surprised, but Felicia admits that she has known for a while that she isn't the woman of his dreams. Expressing that she has no hard feelings, Felicia cries, then bids him goodbye. Brooke questions if Ridge really wants to vote out Eric as CEO. Stephanie and Eric wait in his office as Thorne and Darla arrive. Ridge and Brooke soon enter and Stephanie hints to Brooke that she hopes she managed to convince Ridge to change his mind. Ridge tells Eric that he understands that he gave Thorne permission to use the Forrester name at Spectra Couture out of love for his son, but Ridge says that it's bad business for Forrester Creations. Not wanting the company to be ruined, Ridge tells Eric that he wants to be named CEO.

181

Ep. #4441

Deacon goes to Nick on Jackie's behalf as he hasn't been returning her calls. Deacon tells Nick that Jackie misses him. Deacon tries to convince Nick that he loves Jackie but Nick demands that Deacon leave her. Deacon returns home and finds Jackie there. Deacon believes that Nick will come around, and Jackie tells Deacon that she loves him. Thorne tells Brooke that Ridge has gone too far by trying to force Eric out as CEO. Eric tells Stephanie he is hurt that Ridge is going up against him. Ridge tells Brooke to stand by him and support his bid to be CEO, explaining that allowing Spectra Couture to use the Forrester name will be a huge mistake. As everybody casts their vote, Ridge is astonished when Brooke votes against him.

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Ep. #4442

Sally tries to dig for information from Nick about the board meeting at Forrester Creations hoping that Nick talked to Brooke. Nick tells Sally that Brooke will side with her husband to keep Spectra Couture out of Jackie-M. Megan reads the board meeting results that Brooke, Eric, Stephanie and Thorne all voted against Ridge's bid to be CEO. Eric gives Thorne permission to use his name in connection with Spectra Couture. Ridge erupts and accuses everybody as seeing him as the enemy. Ridge bickers with Thorne, then storms out yelling that there is nothing for him at Forrester Creations anymore. Ridge later vents his anger to Brooke about her vote against him. Brooke insists it was in the best interest of the family. Brooke says she hates the way he is fighting against Thorne. Ridge refuses to listen and storms out.

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Ep. #4443

Ridge tells Eric that he is going to take a leave of absence from the company to concentrate on his family. Ridge gets summoned to the clinic to see Massimo by Dr. Ying. Massimo grows extremely agitated and begs Ridge to help him. Massimo is unable to say what he wants, so Dr. Ying asks Ridge to leave to allow Massimo to rest. Nick drops by to see Brooke and he congratulates her on having the guts to vote against Ridge at the board meeting. Brooke insists it was best for everyone involved, but Nick wonders if Ridge will see it that way. When Ridge returns home he tells her how angered he is that she went against him, and tells her they need to talk. At the Marone mansion, Deacon is set back when Jackie says that she can't move in with him. Jackie explains that she is unable to walk out on her son and a sick husband. Deacon begs with Jackie to allow herself to be happy. Massimo later sneaks out of the clinic and into a cab.

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Ep. #4444

Ridge laments not getting Brooke's support, and she explains again that it was in the best interest of the family and the company. Brooke promises that someday he will make a great CEO. Nick is worried when he finds Massimo's room empty at the clinic and grows more concerned when Dr. Ying is unable to locate him. Nick calls Ridge and learns that Massimo wanted to go home, Nick decides he must find Massimo before he sees Jackie. As Deacon packs Jackie's things, Massimo arrives home. Deacon tries to make love to Jackie, but she tells him she can't in Massimo's house. Massimo is furious when he hears Deacon's voice and heads towards the door with a gun.

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Ep. #4445

Eric tells Stephanie that Ridge is taking a leave of absence to concentrate on his family. Stephanie is shocked that Brooke opposed Ridge, and she wonders if this will cause a rift in their marriage. Nick races from the clinic and is surprised to hear Massimo answer the phone when he calls the house. Brooke and Ridge both agree that Massimo leaving the clinic is very strange. Nick flies in and tells Ridge that Massimo is at the house with Jackie, they both rush over. Stephanie drops by on Brooke to thank her for her efforts at the board meeting. Stephanie later learns that Massimo left the clinic and that Jackie is having an affair with Deacon. Jackie and Deacon are shocked when Massimo walks in on them. Jackie is thrilled to see him walking, but then he pulls a gun out on Deacon.

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Ep. #4446

Stephanie tells Eric that Massimo walked out of the clinic. Although surprised, Eric believes his will power must have been his need to get back to Jackie. Stephanie informs Eric that Jackie has been seeing Deacon. As Ridge and Nick try to control Massimo, he yells for Deacon to confess to drugging Jackie and taking advantage of her. Ridge throws Deacon and Jackie out, but Massimo tells them that he wants Jackie back. Deacon tells Jackie that they can be free from Massimo, but she refuses to turn her back on her husband. Eric later warns Deacon to stay away from Jackie, but Deacon insists that he can make her happy. Jackie returns to Massimo and he tells her that Deacon is out of her life forever.

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Ep. #4447

Nick tells Ridge that he doesn't think that Massimo can handle not having Jackie in his life. Massimo tells Jackie that he doesn't blame her, only Deacon for their affair. Jackie says that she wants to be with Massimo, but he is furious when she defends Deacon. Massimo throws Jackie out, as Nick helps Massimo calm down, Ridge believes Massimo is better off without Jackie. Eric tells Deacon that Massimo isn't the right man for Jackie, but adds that Deacon isn't either. Jackie later tells Deacon that it is over between her and Massimo, Deacon is thrilled as he and Jackie declare their love for one another and kiss.

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Ep. #4448

Brooke finds Ridge still in bed at noon, and he admits to her that he feels alienated from everyone, he feels rejected as a Forrester, but yet he doesn't feel a Marone either. Sally calls Deacon to her office to discuss a deal of promoting Spectra Couture through Jackie-M. Nick drops in on Jackie and informs her that Massimo wants a divorce, he adds that Massimo wants to give Jackie-M to her. Jackie later fills Deacon in, and makes him vice president of the company. Deacon tells Jackie about Sally's offer, but she leaves it to him. Nick later calls an old friend named Paige, and asks for her help.

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Ep. #4449

Sally and Clarke show Thorne, Darla and Amber the new Spectra Couture by Thorne Forrester logo, and Thorne worries that it may be taking advantage of the Forrester name. Amber later tells Darla that her relationship with Thomas is growing stronger. Meanwhile, Eric meets with Thomas and Caitlin in his office. Eric promotes Caitlin as a junior member of the design team, and she grows closer to Thomas as he congratulates her. Deacon is thrilled when Jackie shows him the press release of his return to vice president of Jackie-M. Sally and Clarke later come by and offer Deacon a lower wholesale price on their designs, if he gives them prime shelf space and promotion. Nick calls Paige to his office, taking her to Jackie-M he informs her that he wants her to seduce Deacon, so Jackie will leave him.

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Ep. #4450

Bridget returns from Copenhagen. When she doesn't seem herself, Brooke demands to know what is going on in her daughter's life. Nick tells Massimo that Deacon will soon be exposed, while Paige flirts with Deacon. Stephanie confronts Jackie and warns her that Deacon will eventually dump her, and says that when that happens, Stephanie will not allow Jackie to worm her way back in to Massimo's life.

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Ep. #4451

Bridget tells Brooke that she feels like she doesn't belong anywhere, and that she seeks what Brooke has with Ridge. Brooke says she blames herself for Bridget's problems. Hector visits Nick and thanks him for all the donations he has made to the fire department. Stephanie reminds Jackie that Deacon had an affair with Brooke while he was married to Bridget, and he will do the same thing to Jackie. After learning that Paige is single, Deacon asks her to dinner at the Cafe Russe. Paige informs Nick, who then invites Jackie to dinner at the same time and place.

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Ep. #4452

Nick and Jackie meet at the Cafe Russe, where Paige is busy flirting with Deacon. Nick tries to make Jackie believe that Deacon is cheating on her, but Deacon explains that he met with Paige to set her up with Nick. Brooke tells Ridge that Bridget has returned home. Ridge learns that Bridget has had trouble committing romantically, and Brooke blames herself due to her affair with Deacon. Ridge later talks to Bridget and she admits that she has ended her engagement to Ozzy. Ridge comforts her, as he promises to keep it secret.

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Ep. #4453

Sally and Clarke tell Darla and Thorne that their new sales figures are not as good as they had hoped. Clarke congratulates Sally's genius when Sally later shows him Spectra's new PR logo, featuring the Forrester name in bigger font than Spectra's. Eric and Stephanie prepare for Christmas as Ridge drops by with R.J. Eric takes Ridge aside and shows him that Forrester sales are up, Eric asks Ridge to return to the company but he declines. Amber pops in on Stephanie, who lets Amber hold R.J. Stephanie hints that Amber is ready to be a mother, but not with Thomas as the father. Ridge informs his parents that he will be spending Christmas with Brooke and the kids this year, and Amber later brings the news that Thorne will be doing the same with Darla. Stephanie is distraught at the thought of spending the holiday all alone.

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Ep. #4454

Hector, Samantha, Caitlin and Jimmy help out at the fire station for the toy drive. Thomas comes by, followed by Eric and Stephanie bearing gifts for the children. Ridge, Brooke, Bridget, Steffy, Phoebe, Hope and R.J. prepare for Christmas and Ridge wonders about Massimo being alone for the holidays. Ridge and Brooke drop in on Massimo and Nick and invite them over. As everybody gathers, Thomas returns home. The kids cheer Massimo up after Bridget asks Nck where Jackie is and learns that she and Massimo have split up. Amber sees Eric and Stephanie looking glum as they prepare for a Christmas alone. She calls Ridge to arrange a special Christmas for everyone.

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Ep. #4455

Stephanie and Eric are lonely at the house when neither Ridge nor Thorne show up for Christmas with their families, each believing that the other is spending Christmas with their families. Thanks to an earlier call from Amber, Ridge stops by Thorne's, and the brothers agree to put their differences aside for the sake of the holiday.

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Ep. #4456

Bridget feels uncomfortable as she sees Brooke and Ridge together. Ridge later offers to be there for Bridget, the way she was for him when Taylor died. Brooke notices her daughter's glum mood and worries about what is going on. Jackie shows Deacon how happy she is that they are together. Deacon takes Jackie to the beach and shows her the location for the Jackie M party. Thomas visits Massimo and tells him that he shouldn't give up on Jackie, believing that she will come to her senses the way Bridget, Brooke and Amber did. Massimo later calls an employee named Heather and enlists her help. Giving her a vial of refined alcohol, he asks her to secretly slip it to Deacon at the party, so that he falls off the wagon.

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Ep. #4457

Massimo instructs Heather on how to spike Deacon's drink at the party. Later, Massimo asks Nick to attend the party to keep an eye on Jackie. Ridge, Brooke and Thomas try to convince Bridget to go with them to the party but she declines. Nick later drops by and forces Bridget to attend the bash with him. Amber, Sally, Clarke, Thorne and Darla arrive at the party, as Eric greets Samantha and Caitlin, who have brought Hector and Jimmy along too. Deacon tells Jackie to appreciate her success as everybody is there for her. Heather arrives introduces herself as Deacon's new assistant and gives him a spiked drink.

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Ep. #4458

Amber tells Thomas how happy she is with her life, her job and boyfriend and the only thing missing is a family. Amber is hurt when he overhears Thomas telling Caitlin that he doesn't want children. Nick is unhappy when he sees Jackie and Deacon parade their relationship around, and Nick warns Ridge that Massimo isn't going to just let Jackie go. Massimo is pleased when Heather informs him that Deacon is drinking the spiked drink at the party. Ridge questions Bridget about why she is so down, she later weeps as she watches Brooke and Ridge dancing.

199

Ep. #4459

Heather spikes another drink before offering it to Deacon, as he continues to become tempted by the alcohol. Caitlin grows jealous as she watches Thomas and Amber and Ridge advises Caitlin to open up to Thomas about her feelings. Ridge whisks Amber away from Thomas for a dance, while Thomas goes to see Caitlin. Nick finds Bridget looking glum and questions her. Nick admits he knows that her engagement to Oscar is over. As Nick pushes Bridget, she breaks down while admitting that she still has feelings for Ridge.

200

Ep. #4460

Tempted by alcohol, Deacon takes Jackie and leaves the party, as Heather looks on. Deacon later admits to Jackie his reason for leaving. Amber is happy that Ridge is getting along with her, but later wises up to his plan. After dancing with Thomas, Caitlin tells Thomas that she is in love with him and regrets ever passing him up for Rick. Samantha and Hector are concerned when they see Caitlin upset. Bridget tries to explain her feelings for Ridge to Nick, but he only accuses Ridge of taking advantage of Bridget. Ridge overhears the conversation and Bridget tells him that although she is happy for him and Brooke, her own life is miserable. Ridge promises to be there for her.

201

Ep. #4461

Stephanie warns Brooke not to allow Bridget and Ridge to spend too much time together. This makes Brooke start to worry. As their conversation continues, Ridge thinks that Bridget should be staying home with her family. Nick says that Bridget needs some breathing room. In the end, Bridget's worn out but tells Nick that she's okay, and that she'll head home with Ridge.

202

Ep. #4462

Thomas confronts Ridge for setting him up at the party, which forces Thomas and Caitlin into a heart-to-heart. Ridge recommends that Thomas makes sure he doesn't still harbor feelings for Caitlin. Brooke figures out what's going on with Bridget after noticing Bridget's odd behavior. Brooke confronts her husband and asks him if Bridget is in love with him.

203

Ep. #4463

Brooke requests that Ridge promise never to cross the line with Bridget again. Ridge assures Brooke that nothing will ever happen between Bridget and him. Nick and Bridget continue talking. Nick confesses that he still has feelings for Brooke. Brooke later asks Bridget why she didn't come talk to her about her problems.

204

Ep. #4464

Jackie is worried about Deacon's recent alcohol cravings and promises to help him. Massimo drops in at the store and tells Jackie how good it looks. Massimo advises her not to give Deacon too much power. Jackie is happy to see him and would like them to be friends. Massimo phones Heather and tells her to give Deacon more "medicine," meaning alcohol.

205

Ep. #4465

Nick and Ridge greet Massimo at his office for the first time since his stroke. Heather keeps slipping grain alcohol into Deacon's protein shakes, which confuses Deacon with a newfound desire to drink. Heather takes it even further and slips a bottle of vodka into his meal bag, tempting Deacon even further. Spectra's sales numbers have risen and Forrester's have dropped, possibly due to Spectra's new logo.

206

Ep. #4466

The Forrester preview doesn't impress the members of the media in the audience. Sally and Darla are there in disguise. When Sally badmouths Forrester to Jarrett, Eric has security remove her and Darla. Eric's spirits are low after the preview but Stephanie's there to comfort him. Ridge tries yet again to convince Thorne to return to Forrester.

207

Ep. #4467

Stephanie and Nick worry about Bridget's plan to stay with Ridge and Brooke in their house. Ridge and Brooke maintain that it's the best thing to do. Stephanie recommends that Brooke not ignore what's going on, that there may be another woman in the picture. She admits that it happened to her. Brooke goes ballistic and screams at Stephanie, saying that it won't happen to her, that her marriage is too strong.

208

Ep. #4468

Bridget heads to Chuck's Bar to meet Nick but doesn't know that Nick has a plan to set her up with a handsome man named Johnny. After Johnny and Bridget talk for a while and seem to connect, Johnny asks her out. Stephanie alerts Eric to Bridget's feelings for Ridge. Ridge and Brooke agree that they don't want Stephanie meddling in their affairs.

209

Ep. #4469

Amber and Thomas talk about how difficult it is to deal with Ridge. Thomas says he won't let Ridge come between them. Amber wonders if Ridge ever did something he regrets that could make him sympathize with her. Stephanie requests that Ridge distance himself from Bridget. Ridge tells Stephanie that he wouldn't risk his family to be with Bridget.

210

Ep. #4470

Ridge reassures his wife as well as himself that he'll never touch Bridget again. Amber and Thomas want Ridge to accept that they're together. Amber slowly becomes angry and wants revenge. She confronts Ridge about dancing with her at the Jackie M party. Amber confides in Brooke and asks for help, but neither Ridge nor Brooke responds. Bridget realizes that because of Nick's help, she's closer to getting over Ridge than she thought.

211

Ep. #4471

Hector, Samantha, and Ridge see Caitlin and Thomas preparing for the dance. Caitlin and Thomas seem to be getting closer. Ridge hopes that she'll be the answer to his problems with Amber. Ridge tells Brooke that he thinks Amber is up to something.

212

Ep. #4472

Ridge tells Nick that he's only befriending Bridget in order to get Brooke back. Nick says that's not true, and assures Ridge that when he ruins his marriage, he'll be there to pick up the pieces. Bridget wants to repay Nick for his help, so she sets him up on a joke blind date with an orangutan.

213

Ep. #4473

Brooke is convinced that Ridge crossed the line with Bridget, even though Ridge does his best to reassure her. Amber tries to persuade Ridge that she was just trying to help and reminds him of everything for which he has to be thankful. Ridge orders Amber to leave and never return. He's desperate to make things right with his wife and confesses to Brooke how much she means to him.

214

Ep. #4474

As Bridget and Nick flirt with each other, there's a moment where there's an obvious connection between them. Brooke later shows Bridget the picture that Amber took. Bridget is horrified and says that nothing happened between them. But Brooke asks them both to confess if they have any feelings at all for each other.

215

Ep. #4475

Thorne announces to Darla that if he's going to take Spectra to the top he needs more control, and that if Sally doesn't give him an equal share in Spectra he'll accept Ridge's offer to return to Forrester. Sally offers to split Spectra Couture with Thorne if he pays $50 million for half the company. Brooke makes Ridge and Bridget look into each others eyes to test their feelings for each other. They realize they'll always love each other but that it's strictly platonic.

216

Ep. #4476

Brooke thanks Nick for assisting Bridget in moving on with her life. Stephanie thinks that Bridget is moving on because of the way she and Nick were flirting the other night. But Bridget tells Stephanie she would never again fall for a man who was involved with her mother. Later, when Bridget returns home from her talk with Stephanie, she sees Nick leaving and kisses him on the cheek, thinking that maybe she's found that special someone.

217

Ep. #4477

Ridge asked Thorne to come back to Forrester, making Eric and Stephanie are extremely happy. Jackie notices that Deacon's hand is shaking and realizes he wants a drink. Deacon says he'll go to an AA meeting and call his sponsor, but after Jackie leaves, Deacon takes a drink of Vodka as Massimo happily watches on.

218

Ep. #4478

Massimo and Heather toast Deacon for taking his first deliberate drink. Deacon heads home slightly drunk to Jackie, who smells the alcohol on Deacon's breath as she kisses him and is not pleased. Jackie leaves and as Deacon goes to pour out the alcohol he ends up drinking it. Sally throws a party for Thorne, to which he arrives late, and she realizes this means that Eric and Stephanie must be trying to talk him out of selling his shares.

219

Ep. #4479

Thorne suggests a challenge - Forrester vs. Spectra. The wager - if Forrester wins then Thorne will go back to Forrester. Sally and aren't sure it's a good idea, but Thorne is confident Spectra will win. Ridge, Brooke, and Bridget tell Thomas about Amber's photo and the old feelings that still linger between Ridge and Bridget.

220

Ep. #4480

Amber is devastated when Thomas breaks things off with her.

221

Ep. #4481

Ridge calls while Eric is busy preparing the models backstage. Eric tells Ridge that if Forrester wins, Thorne will return to Forrester. Eric confesses that he needs Ridge and Thorne back, because they provide inspiration. As Darla and Sally set out the gift bags, Darla discovers that Sally is planning to bribe the reporters with cash. Sally also plants a group of cheerleaders to help pump up the crowd for Spectra.

222

Ep. #4482

Gowns from Spectra and Forrester take turns on the runway as the Ultimate Fashion Showdown begins. The first Spectra design receives fantastic reviews, while Forrester's gown brings only lackluster praise. Spectra keeps impressing the crowd with two more models. Darla can't believe the crowd's reaction, particularly a certain group of girls. They later turn out to be cheerleaders that Sally planted in the audience.

223

Ep. #4483

Brooke, Thomas and Hope travel to the Big Bear Cabin. Along the way Brooke calls Ridge to tell him of Forrester's loss. Nick warms up Bridget's feet by giving her a foot massage. while Bridget is off changing her clothes, Nick tells Ridge that he just wants to be Bridget's friend. Ridge asks if that's all Nick wants from Bridget. Later, things begin to heat up when Bridget and Nick are alone.

224

Ep. #4484

While eating dinner at the cabin, Ridge confides to Thomas that he's better off without Amber. Bridget makes Nick stay the night so as not to drive home on the icy roads. Ridge tells Brooke that something more then friendship is developing between Nick and Bridget. Brooke simply won't believe Bridget would get involved with another man that she was once involved with.

225

Ep. #4485

Nick and Bridget agree once they are alone that they can't pursue a romantic relationship. Later, an embarrassed Brooke confronts Nick about the kiss she saw between Bridget and himself. Nick assures her that he and Bridget understand why their relationship is impossible. Ridge warns Thomas to stay away from Amber after he overhears Thomas on the phone with her.

226

Ep. #4486

Once the rest of the family has left the cabin, Ridge leaves to search for Bridget, who went skiing. Meanwhile, Bridget is duped by Amber's plan and reaches for a glove that the disguised Amber left behind. Bridget then falls into the mineshaft. Amber runs back to her rental and tells Clarke that Bridget fell into the mineshaft.

227

Ep. #4487

No one can hear Bridget as she calls for help. Meanwhile, Ridge grows increasingly worried but continues searching for Bridget. Amber and Clarke reach the mineshaft and place a rope nearby. Bridget tries to yell as she hears voices, but Amber and Clarke quickly run behind a tree when they see Ridge coming. Ridge locates Bridget and calls out to her.

228

Ep. #4488

Ridge and Bridget huddle in the mineshaft, freezing and bruised from their fall, worrying that no one will find them. Bridget begins to show signs of hypothermia. Ridge attempts to calm Bridget. Brooke worries when she wakes and realizes that Ridge never came home. Nick stops to pay a visit to Bridget, but Brooke and Thomas tell him that they never came home.

229

Ep. #4489

Ridge attempts to warm Bridget up but she is slowly slipping away. Ridge encourages Bridget to hold on a little longer until someone rescues them. But Bridget is drifting fast and Ridge knows it. Ridge senses she's dying and leans in to give her a goodbye kiss on the lips. Amber feels so guilty that she calls the ranger station and give an anonymous tip as to their whereabouts.

230

Ep. #4490

Ridge feels horribly helpless as he realizes he can't help Bridget from dying. Amber calls the police and anonymously gives them Ridge s'and Bridget's location. Nick looks around and eventually finds Bridget and Ridge, rescuing Bridget just in time. Nick calls Hector and Brooke to tell them the news while they're traveling to Big Bear. They're relieved to hear that both Ridge and Bridget are alive.

231

Ep. #4491

Bridget explains to Eric that because of her near-death encounter, she'll never again waste a single moment of her life. Nick stops by Bridget's hospital room later and tells Bridget how scared he was while she was missing. They then share a passionate kiss. Caitlin and Thomas fill Samantha in on their Winter Formal perform some of the dance steps they used to win the dance contest.

232

Ep. #4492

Brooke brings papers for Eric to sign over Thorne's share of the company. Brooke tells Stephanie that nothing's going on between Ridge and Bridget and that it's been over for a while. Amber is putting together an album for Ridge when Clarke enters and sees her hiding a picture of Ridge and Bridget kissing.

233

Ep. #4493

Amber considers what Brooke's reaction would be if she were to show her the photograph - maybe she would tell Brooke that she loves the family and Ridge is the one who doesn't belong. Amber awakens from her fantasy as Brooke enters the room. Amber announces that she has something she can't hold back any longer. Just as Amber is about to show Brooke the photograph she stops, because Ridge has entered the room.

234

Ep. #4494

Thomas and Amber have a talk in which Amber says she's made things right with Ridge. Deacon tells Heather what a mistake he made with Jackie. Meanwhile, across town, Nick suggests to Jackie that she leave Deacon, who is bringing her down. Jackie doesn't deny that she misses Massimo, but Deacon needs her particularly during this time.

235

Ep. #4495

While at the restaurant Amber confronts Ridge and blames him for ruining her life. Brooke leaves the table and gives Amber the chance to show Ridge the photograph from the mineshaft. He can't believe his eyes. Deacon meanwhile returns home to Jackie, thinking he'll break up with her to save her from him. Deacon holds Jackie responsible for the fact that he's fallen off the wagon.

236

Ep. #4496

At Café Russe, Clarke tries to keep Brooke from getting together with Amber, who's attempting to blackmail Ridge into helping her get Thomas back. Ridge manages to keep Brooke from seeing the photograph, but says he'll meet with Amber to discuss the issue. Nick and Bridget keep fighting with Massimo regarding Deacon, who has decided to leave town.

237

Ep. #4497

Ridge and Amber get together to discuss the incriminating photograph. Amber begs Ridge to let her to see Thomas. Ridge then threatens to call the police for causing them to get trapped in the mineshaft. Meanwhile on Nick's boat, Nick and Bridget enjoy a romantic dinner. Bridget confesses to Nick how much she likes him and that with hime she has found what she has been looking for.

238

Ep. #4498

Ridge suddenly has power over Amber after threatening to call the police. Amber backs down and promises not to show anyone the photograph, but Ridge believes the photograph won't do him any damage. Ridge thinks, however, that people will despise Amber for her little secret. Amber hopes that Ridge doesn't show the photograph to Brooke.

239

Ep. #4499

Ridge explains to Brooke what Amber's role was in the mineshaft incident. Brooke becomes angry and starts to call the police. Ridge prevents her from making the call and explains Amber's plan to break up their family. Ridge then shows Brooke the photograph. Stephanie shows up at Nick's boat and talks about Bridget with him. Nick explains to Stephanie just how special Bridget is to him. Stephanie understands, but suggests that Nick remember Bridget is Brooke's daughter.

240

Ep. #4500

Ridge presents Brooke with the photo that shows him kissing Bridget in the mineshaft. Brooke is shocked. Ridge explains to Brooke that they were victims of Amber's plot. Amber comes in and explains that Brooke she did all of this for her. Brooke thinks Amber's crazy and slaps her. Hector is angry when Samantha's mother, Priscilla, arrives to help Samantha with wedding plans.

241

Ep. #4501

Amber tries to persuade Brooke that what happened in Big Bear was not her fault. Brooke says she will never forgive Amber for almost killing Ridge and Bridget. Ridge says to Brooke that nothing will come between their marriage. Brooke says she's disappointed and that she doesn't know who her husband is anymore.

242

Ep. #4502

Jackie goes to see Nick on his boat, hoping they can put things back to normal. Jackie says she disapproves of his dating Bridget because Bridget is Brooke's daughter. Sally scolds Amber for telling her that what she did to Ridge and Bridget in Big Bear could destroy Spectra Couture.

243

Ep. #4503

Bridget asks Brooke not to throw away her marriage because of the photo. Brooke continues to question Ridge after Bridget leaves. She later asks Ridge to leave, since she believes she'll never make him completely happy. Jackie confides in Nick that she has nothing against Bridget, but she does feel that Nick isn't over Brooke.

244

Ep. #4504

Stephanie shows a photo to Eric of Ridge kissing Bridget in the mineshaft. Eric shouts at Ridge, saying the kiss should never have happened. Eric orders Ridge to stay away from Bridget. Hector goes to support Brooke, who's worried she overreacted by asking Ridge to leave. Hector does his best to convince her that she had a right to be upset and under the circumstances what she did was justified.

245

Ep. #4505

Nick and Ridge argue, and it escalates as Ridge accuses Nick of using Bridget to get over Brooke, and Nick hits him. Brooke is surprised when Stephanie encourages her to take Ridge back despite their fight. Morgan encounters Ridge at the Café Russe and is shocked when he falls off the stool.

246

Ep. #4506

Morgan can't believe that Ridge isn't trying to kill her after their past together, and takes the woozy man to her hotel room where she realises that his mind isn't quite right. Thorne stands by his family after learning about what Amber did up at Big Bear and fires the designer.

247

Ep. #4507

Amber tries to defend what she did in Big Bear to Thomas, but Thomas isn't interested in hearing any of her excuses after what could have happened to his father. Once Morgan realises that Ridge's odd amnesia may be permanent due to his concussion, she makes plans to fly the two of them out of the country. Nick goes from comforting Brooke over Ridge to taking a mysterious plane ride with Bridget.

248

Ep. #4508

Nick gives Bridget a beautiful necklace to show how much he loves her, but ghosts from the past rear their head when she asks if he loves her more than he loved her mother. Stephanie can't believe that Massimo would even consider taking Jackie back after she made a fool of him by sleeping with Deacon. Eric admits to Thorne that he is worried that Nick is using Bridget as a substitute for Brooke.

249

Ep. #4509

Nick tells Bridget that he knows whatever he had with Brooke is long over, but turns the tables by asking her how she feels about Ridge. Jackie worries about her son dating his ex-lover's daughter, but Massimo tells her it will all be okay, and that she needs to let it go. Caitlin again admits how she regrets the way she treated Thomas, but he makes it clear it's in the past, and the two kiss.

250

Ep. #4510

Stephanie and Eric are surprised to learn from the bartender at Café Russe that Ridge was there earlier, and appeared to have been drinking. Jackie and Nick talk about his date with Bridget and his past with Brooke, and Jackie assures Nick that she wants him to be happy. Morgan takes care of Ridge while the two are in the air on their way to Italy, Ridge having no idea what's going on. Bridget returns home from her date with Nick and tries to comfort Brooke, who is worried about Ridge.

251

Ep. #4511

Stephanie stops by to see Brooke to tell her what she and Eric learned about Ridge, but rather than support Brooke, she tells her she created her own problems by kicking Ridge out. Morgan heads off to see her mother Natalie, a doctor, while Ridge is sleeping in the hotel. Ridge wakens to a call on his cell phone from Brooke, begging him to come home. Nick and Bridget interrogate Amber about Ridge's disappearance, but finally believe her when she swears she wasn't involved.

252

Ep. #4512

Morgan's mother, Natalie, shows up at the hotel room to help the 'friend' Morgan said needed her, and is shocked to learn it is Ridge. Natalie then has some pointed questions for her daughter.

253

Ep. #4513

After Bridget spies Nick and Brooke in an embrace, she goes to Stephanie, confused and looking for advice. The two talk about their relationship, and Bridget admits she's in love with Nick.

254

Ep. #4514

Helen and Stephanie are both taken to the hospital, where Stephanie looks to be in worse shape. She is talking to her family, when Hector comes in to give her the devastating news that there were complications, and Helen didn't make it.
Episode Description

1

Ep. #4515

Nick, Brooke and Bridget visit Stephanie, who remains devastated over Helen's death and what she is to tell Gabriela. Flowers arrive from Ridge (in reality, sent by Morgan) with a note saying he needs more time away from Brooke. While Bridget and Stephanie console Brooke, Nick just gets angrier.

2

Ep. #4516

Nick is pleasantly surprised to find out that Bridget has arranged a special French dinner for them, and the two enjoy the evening together.

3

Ep. #4517

In Los Angeles, Hector and Caitlin talk about the great love that Brooke and Ridge share. In the meantime, in Italy, Morgan tells Ridge that she has arranged for him to see Brooke, just as a blonde woman knocks on the door.

4

Ep. #4518

While faux-Brooke tells Ridge things are over between them in Italy, the real Brooke in Los Angeles remains devastated over her husband's absence, and turns to Nick for comfort.

5

Ep. #4519

Ridge continues to ask questions about his past, and Morgan tells him (putting her own spin on things) about their earlier relationship and how Stephanie forced her, an impressionable young girl, to abort their baby, which infuriates Ridge.

6

Ep. #4520

The Forresters gather together with Helen Moreno's friends to pay their respect to the longtime Forrester relative, and Stephanie is shocked when her touching eulogy moves Gabriela to tears.

7

Ep. #4521

Gabriela turns down Stephanie's offer of a cheque to pay for her university education, and Thomas suggests that she leave Gaby alone for awhile. Thomas then goes to talk to Gaby himself, and tells her that he knows how she feels because his mother died too.

8

Ep. #4522

Amber checks into a hotel in Venice, telling the bellman she is trying to start a new life for herself. As she again berates herself for the mistakes she made back in Los Angeles, she decides to do some stargazing, and finds herself looking right into Ridge and Morgan's hotel room!

9

Ep. #4523

Bridget is touched to see how affected Nick is by his time with Hope, and with the rain falling on them, the two admit their love for the first time. Morgan tells Ridge that she will let him go back to his family in Los Angeles, but she wants a baby to replace the one they lost. Brooke tells Stephanie that she is convinced Nick will never be able to tell Bridget he loves her because of their past. Amber decides to confront Ridge, but when she shows up, he doesn't know who she is.

10

Ep. #4524

Amber finally realises that Ridge really has no idea what is going on and tells him to pack his bags because they need to get going. While attempting to inform Brooke of Ridge's whereabouts, Amber's call is disconnected by Morgan, fresh out of the shower.

11

Ep. #4525

After hearing from Brooke that Amber called to say she 'has Ridge', Massimo is convinced that Amber Moore kidnapped his son and he and Jackie, on their way to England, are determined to make Amber pay for hurting Ridge and his family.

12

Ep. #4526

Brooke is relieved to know that Ridge is alright and that his memory is coming back, and shares these feelings with Nick and Bridget. After hearing about Ridge's memory loss, Nick feels guilty, believing that his altercation with Ridge caused the problem.

13

Ep. #4527

Massimo, Jackie, Ridge and Amber return to L.A. Massimo is thankful to Amber for finding Ridge. Amber wonders where she will live once she returns to town. Brooke is surprised when Stephanie says that she respects her for keeping things together for the sake of her family during Ridge's disappearance. Ridge returns home to a relieved Brooke. Nick takes Bridget to Chuck's. He has hired the bar out and arranged a beautiful meal for the two of them. Not being able to express himself in words, Nick sings to Bridget before proposing marriage.

14

Ep. #4528

Stephanie informs Eric that Morgan is now in an institution where she will be helped. Eric's concern shifts to Bridget as he is worried about what Nick's intentions are toward his daughter. Stephanie believes that Bridget loves Nick so they should just respect that. Ridge and Brooke celebrate their coming back to each other with a passion filled evening. Bridget accepts Nick's proposal and they return to the Shady Marlin and make love for the first time.

15

Ep. #4529

Ridge has a happy reunion with Eric, Stephanie, Thomas, Hope and R.J. He starts to have flashes of memory and remembers that Nick punched him before he left L.A. with Morgan. Realizing that it was Nick who caused his memory loss, Ridge goes to confront him. Bridget wakes up in Nick's arms and goes to tell her family her news. Brooke and Stephanie are pleased for her, although Eric is slightly concerned about the suddenness of it. Ridge blames Nick for causing his concussion, and therefore the whole mess he got into in Venice. He warns him stay stay away from Bridget.

16

Ep. #4530

Stephanie learns that Helen was in debt when she died. Stephanie is then told that Gaby is therefore now homeless and living in her car. Stephanie offers Gaby a place to stay and help with college, but Gaby refuses to take charity until Stephanie tells her that her going to college was the most important thing to Helen. Stephanie also offers her a job as her personal assistant. Ridge continues to lay into Nick and as flashes of memory continue to plague Ridge, he begins bringing up the long forgotten past.

17

Ep. #4531

Amber pleads for forgiveness from Stephanie, but Stephanie refuses to listen to the same tired old story. Amber insists that she will prove she's changed and leaves. Ridge learns that Nick and Bridget are to be married. He warns Nick that that will never happen. Brooke later talks to Nick and is shocked to learn what Ridge had been saying. Bridget fills Ridge in on how happy she is, but he simply states that she will not be marrying Nick.

18

Ep. #4532

Thomas helps Gaby move into the Forrester home. They discuss the pain of losing a mother. As Thomas comforts her, Caitlin bursts in wearing a sexy dress with dinner reservations at Cafe Russe. Bridget refuses to listen to Ridge badmouth Nick. She insists she and Nick love each other and storms out. Meanwhile, Nick tells Brooke that Ridge bringing up the past may have been a good thing. Nick begins talking to Brooke about the unresolved feelings that they share. Brooke asks Nick if he is still in love with her, while a hurt Bridget listens outside.

19

Ep. #4533

Thomas believes Gaby shouldn't be left alone in the house so he turns down Caitlin's dinner plans. Gaby insists he goes, but Thomas sends an understanding Caitlin away. Ridge gives Eric a new design and asks him for his job back at Forrester Creations. Nick tells Brooke that he will always love her, but Bridget is now the woman for him. Bridget talks of her past, and tells Nick that she now feels safe. Brooke pleads with Ridge to not interfere with Nick and Bridget. Ridge says that he will try.

20

Ep. #4534

Nick tells Bridget he doesn't want to wait for her to be his wife and suggests they get married the following day. Massimo and Jackie later stop by the Shady Marlin at Nick's request. He informs them of the wedding, Massimo is thrilled, yet Jackie believes Nick is marrying Bridget to run away from his feelings for Brooke. At Forrester Creations, Ridge is busy on his first day back in the office. Ridge shows Eric the cover of Eye On Fashion magazine, depicting Bridget and Nick's wedding plans. Bridget arrives and Ridge shows his dis-appreciation by walking out. Eric voices his concerns, but is later supportive when he is charmed over by Nick. Elsewhere, a secret figure rips the cover of the magazine with Nick and Bridget in half.

21

Ep. #4535

Bridget is thrilled that Nick managed to win her father over, she wonders if Nick can work that same magic on Ridge. Nick shows up in Ridge's office and gives him a surprise by asking Ridge to be his best man. Megan later comes by and gushes to Ridge about how much of a wonderful couple Nick and Bridget are. Brooke is busy with preparations for the wedding. Rick returns home from Milan. Rick wonders if his mother is really okay with Bridget marrying her former fiancé. Bridget asks Brooke to be her matron of honor, to which she accepts. Later, Brooke gets a fright when she answers the phone only to hear a woman screaming on the other end.

22

Ep. #4536

Jackie tells Brooke that she doesn't approve of the wedding. She believes that Bridget will never match up to Brooke in Nick's eyes. She warns Brooke to act on her feelings for Nick before she loses him forever. Nick asks Rick to stand up for him alongside Ridge. Bridget tells Stephanie how happy she is and she asks her to join them at the alter. Brooke is visibly shaken when she finds a masked figure lurking around the garden, Ridge chases the man, but he manages to escape.

23

Ep. #4537

The wedding day arrives and Brooke and Ridge's garden is decorated beautifully. Massimo and Eric come together as they share their appreciation of the happy couple. Bridget is pleased that Brooke and Stephanie are also able to communicate these days and thanks them both for standing up for her. Nick is also happy when Jackie finally gives her support of the wedding. Ridge brings Bridget a wedding gown to wear from Forrester Creations. Eric later arrives with his own gown that he designed specially for his daughter, but seeing her already dressed, Eric doesn't mention the gown. However, Eric is touched when Bridget arrives downstairs in his specially designed gown. As the wedding ceremony is about to begin, a mysterious woman watches from the bushes, hiding her identity with the veil of her hat.

24

Ep. #4538

Clarke finds Sally in her office, dressed up in yet another disguise. She explains that she intends to crash the wedding. Clarke manages to talk her out of it and they both agree that Bridget is long overdue her share of happiness. Eric walks his youngest daughter down the aisle. Stephanie and Rick both stand up to do readings before Nick and Bridget begin their vows. The mysterious woman in pink continues to watch from the bushes, her gaze focusing on Ridge, Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy. A loud scream halts the ceremony. Ridge rushes to investigate and finds a masked figure restraining the woman in pink. Ridge is astonished when he sees that the woman is Taylor.

25

Ep. #4539

As Ridge stands in shock, out of nowhere another masked man jumps on Ridge and knocks him to the ground. The masked men work together and drag Taylor away. Nick and Thorne find Ridge laying on the ground. Paramedics arrive and take Ridge to the hospital. Nick and Bridget realize that they will now have to postpone their wedding. Caitlin offers to stay with Thomas, but he assures her that he will be fine. However, when Gaby offers him the same support he takes her up on it. Phoebe tells Stephanie that since losing her mother, she feels that Ridge is all she has left. Later at the hospital, Stephanie, Eric and Brooke sit around Ridge's hospital bed. Ridge wakes up as Thomas arrives, and Ridge blurts out that he saw Taylor.

26

Ep. #4540

Ridge insists that he saw Taylor. Stephanie tries to convince him that he has just suffered a concussion but Ridge is adamant. Mark tells the family that the test results were negative and Ridge is fine. Ridge snaps at Brooke when she implies that he was hallucinating. Eric and Stephanie wonder if Ridge is being setup by Amber or Morgan. Thomas is disturbed by his father words. Thomas is comforted again by Gaby.

27

Ep. #4541

Mark brings Taylor's death certificate to Ridge as a way to reassure him that Taylor is dead but Mark has to admit that the signature on the certificate is from an unknown source. Ridge later calls Nick and asks for his help. Ridge dresses and sneaks from the hospital. Nick takes Thorne to Taylor's grave at Ridge's request. Ridge later arrives and tells them that they are going to dig up the grave, so he can be sure that Taylor is really dead. Thorne refuses to participate but eventually gets roped into in when Ridge and Nick begin digging.

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Ep. #4542

Stephanie remembers how Taylor removed herself from the machines in the hospital so that she would die in peace, this also reminds Stephanie how therefore she never flat-lined and they never saw anyone officially declare Taylor dead. Thomas explains to Bridget that he wishes that what his father is saying was true, he would give anything to have is mother back. Thorne attempts to talk Ridge out of digging up the grave. He insists that seeing Taylor's body will just cause him pain, but Ridge refuses to give up. Once they reach the coffin, Ridge asks Nick and Thorne to leave as he prepares to open the lid.

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Ep. #4543

Thorne is disgusted with himself. Nick tries to convince him that they helped their brother move on with his life. Thorne later drops by the Forrester home and Eric and Stephanie are equally disgusted. Ridge finds a rubber mannequin inside Taylor's coffin. Ridge then gets a surprise visitor in Prince Omar Rashid. Ridge realizes that Omar has stolen Taylor's corpse. Omar admits he has Taylor. He explains that after she was shot he removed her body from the hospital and took her back to Morocco. Omar accuses Ridge of not caring enough for Taylor because he didn't try to revive her, but Omar did. Ridge demands to know if Taylor is alive just as she appears from the shadows.

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Ep. #4544

Eric and Stephanie are sickened by Ridge's actions and believe he needs psychiatric help. Bridget is surprised when Nick questions her about Taylor and she grows unsettled when Nick tells her that he helped dig up Taylor's grave. Ridge breaks down as Taylor touches him. She explains that although everybody thought she was dead in the hospital, in reality she had just slipped into a coma. When Ridge refused to allow anyone near her body, the doctors couldn't confirm it. During which Omar forged her death certificate and flew her body to his palace. Ridge grows angry at Omar, but Taylor explains that Omar was the one who saved her as he watched over her for years whilst in the coma. Ridge is overwhelmed to have Taylor back and they kiss.

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Ep. #4545

Omar has his men cover Taylor's empty grave and dispose of the evidence. Omar believes that Taylor won't have the homecoming she deserves and she will come back to him. Stephanie, Eric and Thorne later arrive at the cemetery. Stephanie wonders where Ridge is, and is concerned at what he may do after having seen Taylor's body. Brooke is worried when she learns from Mark that Ridge has left the hospital. Stephanie then comes by and tells Brooke that Ridge has dug up Taylor's body. Ridge takes Taylor back to the beach house and as they kiss and embrace, Taylor sees Ridge's wedding ring and, believing it's hers, she's happy that they can now carry on from where they left off.

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Ep. #4546

Brooke is furious when Stephanie suggests that Ridge's actions prove that he is still in love with Taylor. Taylor wants Ridge to make love to her. Ridge has to explain to Taylor that after he thought she had died he felt lost. Also Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy felt alone and needed a family. He says that he couldn't handle being a parent alone. He goes on to say that Brooke helped them through all the dark times and that in fact the ring he's wearing isn't his wedding band to Taylor, but to Brooke.

33

Ep. #4547

Ridge returns home to Brooke and she begins to tiptoe around him and suggests that he needs some therapy to move past his pain. Ridge tells Brooke that he is fine and that digging up Taylor's grave was the best thing that he could have done. Brooke grows upset when Ridge continues to tell her that Taylor is alive. Brooke becomes angry and refuses to listen to him. A knock at the door interrupts the conversation and Brooke screams in shock as Taylor stands before her.

34

Ep. #4548

Jackie thinks that the postponing of Nick's wedding is an omen. She suggests that maybe Nick is marrying the wrong women. Bridget overhears and doesn't take too kindly to Jackie's words. Thomas becomes upset when he realizes that he has forgotten certain memories of Taylor. Stephanie reminds him of how much Taylor loved him. Brooke is in such shock seeing Taylor that she faints. Ridge and Taylor explain the surreal story to Brooke. As Brooke struggles to handle everything, she is shocked again when Taylor embraces her, thanking her for taking care of her family.

35

Ep. #4549

Bridget and Nick share some romantic time together at The Grove. Ridge rushes off to collect Phoebe and Steffy from his parent's home. Stephanie refuses to allow the children the leave with Ridge, she insists that he needs professional help. Ridge tells his parents that he will explain everything in due time and takes the girls. Taylor asks Brooke all the details about Phoebe, Steffy and Thomas. Taylor grows emotional when she realizes just how much she has missed.

36

Ep. #4550

Thomas tells Gaby that his father's actions are hurting him. Thomas cries on her shoulder as she tells him that they will both get through their pain. Brooke hides in the bedroom as Bridget rushes over at her request. Brooke informs her that Taylor is alive. Bridget thinks it's wonderful that the children are going to have their mother back. Brooke secretly hides her pain that nobody is worrying about what this means for her. Ridge brings Phoebe and Steffy to Taylor. Phoebe runs away in disbelief. Steffy is very shaken but overwhelmed with happiness to see her mother. Phoebe cries alone in her room as Taylor arrives and sings to her. Phoebe hugs her mother as she realizes that Taylor is really alive. Thomas soon arrives and after the initial shock, everybody is embracing and crying as the family is reunited.

37

Ep. #4551

Stephanie lays into Nick for assisting Ridge in digging up Taylor's grave. Stephanie then informs Nick that she now needs his help. Stephanie tells him that she is going to have Ridge put into an institution and she asks Nick to take care of Brooke and the children. Brooke remains all shook up, especially when Bridget explains that coming out of the coma will make Taylor feel like she has only been gone a few months and that her place within Ridge's life hasn't changed. Brooke says that the family will always be Taylor's but Ridge is her husband now. Taylor explains all to the children as they cuddle, catch up and all show how much they missed each other. Brooke enters the room with R.J. and she is hurt when she discovers that Ridge hasn't even mentioned his existence to Taylor.

38

Ep. #4552

Nick learns from Bridget that Taylor is alive and he immediately wonders if Ridge and Brooke's marriage is now invalid. Bridget thinks that Taylor will want Ridge back but Nick believes that Ridge will stay with Brooke. Brooke unintentionally throws R.J. in Taylor's face and this causes Taylor to have to fight back her tears. Brooke gets Ridge alone and suggests that they try to keep things as normal as possible for R.J. and Hope's sake. Brooke thinks that Taylor should find her own place to live the following day. Ridge is shocked and remains unresponsive.

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Ep. #4553

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Ep. #4554

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Ep. #4555

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Ep. #4556

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Ep. #4557

44

Ep. #4558

After learning from Nick and Bridget that Taylor is still alive, Jackie encourages Nick to make a play for Brooke. Taylor tells Thomas that Ridge needs to make his own decision, but Thomas asks Brooke to walk away from his father.

45

Ep. #4559

Taylor chides her son for asking Brooke to move out of the family home, and Ridge tells Brooke and Taylor that only one of them can win. Caitlin is upset when she spies Gabriela giving Thomas an innocent kiss.

46

Ep. #4560

Jackie tries to convince Nick that Brooke will end up alone and that he should be there for her in her time of need, but Nick angrily reminds his mother that he and Brooke are well and truly over. Ridge tells Brooke that until everything is sorted out he cannot share a bed with her and tells her he plans to move out, but Brooke says she'll move into the guest room. Bridget talks to Eric about everything that has happened, and wishes she could be there more for her mother.

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Ep. #4561

Nick warns Ridge that he had better not turn his back on Brooke, but Ridge tells Nick that he can't possibly understand how much Taylor once meant to him. Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy try to cheer up a depressed Gaby by telling her they'll be more than happy to share their mother with her. Eric warns Stephanie to stay out of the situation in Ridge's life.

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Ep. #4562

Ridge and Taylor spend time together reminiscing about their past and get caught up in the moment.

49

Ep. #4563

Brooke can't believe what she's hearing when Stephanie suggests she back away and let Ridge and Taylor raise R.J.

50

Ep. #4564

Bridget pays Stephanie and visit and is furious with her for trying once again to interfere in Brooke's life.

51

Ep. #4565

Jackie begs Nick not to marry Bridget when he is still in love with Brooke, but Nick is determined to have a future with Bridget.

52

Ep. #4566

Taylor is shocked to learn that Deacon is baby Hope's father and that Brooke slept with Nick the night Ridge 'died'. Thomas shows his designs to Eric with encouragement from Gaby, but Eric tells Thomas he's too young.

53

Ep. #4567

Sally considers hiring Thomas to design for Spectra after he wants Thorne to take a look at his designs.

54

Ep. #4568

Bridget admits to Eric that she's worried about the amount of influence that Stephanie exerts over Ridge. Nick tries to convince Stephanie to keep Jackie out of all this, and swears he only loves Bridget. Sally brings Thomas to Spectra for an interview and seriously thinks about hiring him.

55

Ep. #4569

Taylor believes it would be a good idea for Brooke to take her children and leave while she still has her dignity intact.

56

Ep. #4570

Nick is upset when Stephanie tries to put him in the middle of Brooke and Ridge's relationship woes.

57

Ep. #4571

Caitlin is devastated when Thomas tells her that he thinks the two of them are better off as friends.

58

Ep. #4572

Massimo tries to convince Bridget that she and Nick should get married right away, and offers his yacht to the couple.

59

Ep. #4573

Nick steps in to protect Bridget when she and Stephanie argue about Stephanie's interference in Brooke's life.

60

Ep. #4574

Ridge calls both Taylor and Brooke, asking them to meet him at Forrester Creations.

61

Ep. #4575

Eric begs with Stephanie, for the sake of their marriage, to stop meddling in Ridge's love life.

62

Ep. #4576

Gabriela is devasted to learn, via her rejection letter from Larchmont College, that she is not a legal citizen.

63

Ep. #4577

Taylor reconnects with her father, Jack, and talks to him about how much she is looking forward to getting her life back. Stephanie is at the beach house pleading her case for Taylor, who shows up just as Stephanie is being asked to leave. Gaby is devastated to realise she isn't a legal citizen and that she must leave the country, but Thomas is convinced he has the solution -- if she marries him, she can't be deported. Phoebe and Jack open the door at Taylor and Ridge's home to find Dante there.

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Ep. #4578

Ridge and Taylor reconnect while spending time together, and she promises to stand by him no matter which woman he chooses.

65

Ep. #4579

Despite her agreement with Ridge that she will not come until the next day, Brooke shows up at the beach house early and slips into the shower with Ridge.

66

Ep. #4580

Gaby remains unconvinced that marrying Thomas is the way to go, but he convinces her it's the only way she can stay in the country.

67

Ep. #4581

Nick and Bridget are outside the chapel in Vegas waiting to get married, but once the alcohol wears off they decide they want a real wedding.

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Ep. #4582

Stephanie reminds Ridge that Taylor is his wife, and begs him not to hurt her by choosing the woman who stole her husband all those years ago, but Ridge refuses to listen. As Ridge prepares to leave, Stephanie begins having chest pains.

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Ep. #4583

Thomas and Gaby return to L.A. At first, Gaby frets that she has made a mistake, but Thomas convinces her they have done the right thing. Their attention is drawn toward the bed, so Thomas leaves to avoid temptation. Taylor ushers Dante outside before he is caught in the house. She thanks him for helping her return home but quickly sends him on his way. Hector calls Brooke offering his support. Ridge rushes Stephanie to the hospital where she is met by Eric, Thorne and Darla. Mark examines Stephanie and as she begins another tirade about Brooke, she grabs her chest in unbearable pain.

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Ep. #4584

Massimo runs into Dante at the Café Russe. The two of them are old friends. Discovering Dante's sketch of Taylor leads Massimo to wonder why he drew it. Ridge asks Taylor to visit Stephanie, but tells Brooke to stay at home. Brooke believes Stephanie is faking her illness to lay pressure on Ridge. Mark confirms that Stephanie has suffered from a heart attack and her condition begins to deteriorate. Ridge grabs the hospital chaplain and asks him to renew his and Taylor's vows.

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Ep. #4585

Brooke thinks that Stephanie will use her condition to manipulate everybody into her own way of thinking so she calls Eric, but Stephanie refuses to let him talk to Brooke. Eric secretly calls Brooke and tells her to get to the hospital. Eric begs Ridge not to renew his vows to Taylor simply just for Stephanie's sake, but Ridge insists that's not what he is doing. Thorne and Darla stand in as best man and matron of honor. With thoughts of Brooke in his mind, Ridge and Taylor renew their vows. Brooke races to the hospital, but arrives too late.

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Ep. #4586

Brooke is devastated when Stephanie tells her that Ridge and Taylor renewed their vows. To try and prove her theory that Stephanie is faking her condition, Brooke disconnects Stephanie's air tube, and dares her to die. Ridge and Taylor return home, and tell an overjoyed Thomas that they have renewed their wedding vows. Nick and Jackie are introduced to Dante, and are surprised when Massimo reveals that Dante knows Bridget. Massimo had previous set up a meeting between the two of them in Copenhagen. Nick is suspicious of who Dante really is.

73

Ep. #4587

Brooke is escorted out of the hospital after nearly being arrested for disconnecting Stephanie's ventilator. Bridget stops by to see Stephanie and is shocked to learn that her mother was responsible for nearly killing her. Nick tries to comfort Brooke as she prepares to return to her old home. Taylor opens the door to find Dante at the doorstep. Ridge shows up before Dante can leave and doesn't believe Dante's story about being an old friend of Massimo's, and Taylor tells Ridge that Dante was the one who helped her escape Omar.

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Ep. #4588

Dante and Taylor tell Ridge about her time in Morocco, and how Dante helped her escape from Prince Omar. Ridge thanks Dante for giving Taylor back to them. Jackie visits Stephanie in the hospital and, like Brooke, believes she faked her heart condition to get what she wanted. Nick helps Brooke start getting settled in her former home again, and when Ridge calls, Nick doesn't have much to say to his half-brother.

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Ep. #4589

Brooke returns to the home she had shared with Ridge. With Bridget's help, she breaks the news to Hope about their new move. While cleaning her things out of the bedroom that Ridge and Taylor now share, Brooke is devastated to realise it is truly over. Brooke tells Ridge that he is weak for letting Stephanie manipulate him. Sally stops by to see Stephanie in the hospital, and wants to celebrate Brooke's misfortune. Eric overhears their conversation, and is disgusted. Jackie tries to push Nick towards Brooke again, but he insists he's only there as a friend.

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Ep. #4590

Nick surprises Stephanie with a visit at the hospital. He questions her about her condition and begins to believe Brooke's theory that Stephanie faked her heart attack. Stephanie warns Nick that if he carries on down this route then he'll be very sorry. Brooke lays into Ridge for being a coward. She snaps at Taylor and says that Ridge only chose her out of guilt. Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy have a tearful goodbye with Hope. Ridge feels the pain when Brooke takes R.J. away. As Brooke leaves she tells Ridge that she used to believe that their love was unforgetable, but now all she wants to do is forget him.

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Ep. #4591

Brooke brings R.J. and Hope to their new home, happily surprised to see the welcome Nick has laid out for her. While Bridget heads off to talk to Ridge about what has happened with Brooke, Nick tries to bolster Brooke's spirits, and to cheer Hope up as well. Bridget rips in to Ridge, and returns home in time to hear Nick tell Brooke that she and the children are everything to him. Philip Dunn from Immigration stops in to see Gaby and Thomas, interrupting a fun moment between the two. Thomas manages to pull it off, but after Dunn leaves, Gaby panics.

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Ep. #4592

Nick comes to the mansion to see Taylor, where he accuses her of coming between Brooke and Ridge and taking Ridge away from two children, then suggests that Stephanie faked her heart attack. Bridget and Dante talk about their shared past together, and Dante apologizes for his role in Taylor's homecoming, but Bridget assures him it is not his fault. Ridge tells Stephanie to stay out of his life, then rushes to see Brooke to tell her he made a horrible mistake.

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Ep. #4593

Taylor drops by the hospital to see Stephanie, but finds her room empty. Taylor wonders about Nick's suggestion that Stephanie faked her condition and so she sneaks a look at Stephanie's health chart. Stephanie later warns Taylor about Brooke's hold on Ridge and adds that Taylor would be wise to never let her guard down. Dante plants a kiss on Bridget, but she pulls away. He continues to flirt with her and also manages to place some doubt in Bridget's mind about Nick's closeness with Brooke. Ridge admits to Brooke that Stephanie manipulated him into chosing Taylor. He tells Brooke that he loves her and Brooke suggests that he can easily undo his decision. When Ridge hesitates, Brooke damands that Ridge make a decison now.

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Ep. #4594

Jackie accompanies Massimo on a visit to see Stephanie at the hospital. Massimo is disgusted when Jackie suggests that Stephanie faked her heart attack. Stephanie is discharged from the hospital. Massimo takes her home, but angrily leaves Jackie behind. Jackie grabs Mark's attention by sheding a few tears and she learns that he has just moved into Century View Towers, her apartment building. Jackie invites him over for dinner. Brooke loses her patience with Ridge. She tells him that their relationship is over and throws him out. Ridge returns to Taylor, Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy who have arranged a family barbeque by the pool. Meanwhile, Brooke holds Hope and tries to remain strong.

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Ep. #4595

Stephanie returns home. Darla and Thorne visit with get well wishes. Stephanie asks Massimo to talk to Ridge to make him realise that chosing Taylor was the right decision, but he refuses to interfere. Stephanie attempts to poison Massimo's mind against Jackie when he hints at reconciling. Bridget tells Nick that she has felt neglected lately and asks him if he still wants to marry her. Nick wonders where her worries have appeared from and isn't impressed when she tells him that she met with Dante. Jackie tells Brooke that she too believes that Stephanie faked the heart attack. Jackie adds that Stephanie must have thrown money at Mark as a bribe, explaining that he can now afford to be her new neighbor. Mark arrives to cancel the dinner plans with Jackie, but she uses her feminine wiles to lure him in. Brooke learns that Jackie plans to seduce the truth from Mark. Brooke makes a deal with Jackie to bring Stephanie down.

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Ep. #4596

Dante decides to stay in L.A. and so Massimo arranges for Dante to live at the beach house. Nick acts hostile towards Dante, especially when he states that he is staying in town for Bridget. Stephanie attempts to lay on the guilt with Ridge, but he remains cold toward her. Ridge later reads in Eye On Fashion that Thomas is now working for Sally. He warns his son against it. Brooke gives Jackie a tape recorder to get evidence from Mark. Stephanie pokes fun at Brooke's misery and realises that Brooke is up to something when she doesn't bite back. Jackie turns on the charm with Mark and puts her plan into action.

83

Ep. #4597

Thomas and Gaby discuss their situation over dinner and Thomas tells Gaby that they should tell Ridge and Taylor the truth about their marriage, but while they dine Agent Dunn is spilling the beans to Ridge and Taylor, who are shocked that their son has married a girl he only recently met. Brooke tells Stephanie that she has no reason to gloat, because she is going to prove she manipulated Ridge into choosing Taylor, and that she will win in the end. Jackie cozies up to Mark, trying to convince him she's a lonely Marone wife, in an attempt to get proof from him that Stephanie faked her heart attack.

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Ep. #4598

Dante is at the Logan home at Bridget's invitation to have dinner with her and Brooke, and Nick is very displeased to find Dante there. When Nick heads upstairs with Brooke to read Hope a bedtime story, Dante tells Bridget that it looks like Nick's allegiance is to Hope and Brooke, and asks Bridget to go away with him. Ridge is furious to learn of Thomas and Gaby's marriage, but Taylor is touched by what a loving man her son has turned into. Jackie is just about to get the information she needs from Mark when his pager goes off.

85

Ep. #4599

Ridge is glad the Thomas and Gaby's annulment papers will be there soon. After seeing Brooke and Nick in close quarters, an upset Bridget goes to Dante.

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Ep. #4600

Bridget breaks down after telling Dante about her mother and Deacon. Jackie tries to convince Massimo that by proving Stephanie was faking she'll solve all their problems. Brooke tries to convince Nick to focus on his relationship with Bridget.

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Ep. #4601

Jackie learns from Massimo that $1 million was recently deposited into Mark's account, then later Mark tells her they're finished. Although Bridget wakes up in Dante's bed, he assures her nothing happened between them.

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Ep. #4602

Stephanie spearheads the crew preparing for Nick and Bridget's wedding which includes Thorne, Darla, Hector and Caitlin. Jackie prepares to meet with Mark to get the information she needs to destroy Stephanie.

89

Ep. #4603

Jackie gets Mark to admit that he helped Stephanie fake a heart attack to get Ridge to pick Taylor, and that Stephanie payed him one million dollars to do so. Things are progressing with Nick and Bridget's wedding.

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Ep. #4604

Jackie and Brooke confront Stephanie with their proof that she faked her heart attack, a nervous Mark standing by. Unable to keep the secret going, Stephanie agrees to break the truth out as Bridget and Nick prepare to say their vows.

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Ep. #4605

Stephanie gathers her family together to explain to them why she faked her heart attack as Brooke and Jackie worry that the Forresters may forgive Stephanie. Sally is shocked to learn from Mark that Stephanie faked her heart attack, and wishes she had been there to see it all unfold.

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Ep. #4606

The Forresters are devastated to hear Stephanie admit to faking her heart attack. Taylor lashes out before leaving, and one by one everyone walks out on Stephanie including Eric, who takes his bags with him. Stephanie's pleas for understanding fall on deaf ears.

93

Ep. #4607

Dante moves in with Bridget temporarily, but can't keep his mind off her. Ridge and Taylor are incredibly disappointed in Stephanie, and when Ridge goes home with Brooke, Stephanie worries that her scam has destroyed Ridge and Taylor's marriage.

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Ep. #4608

Thomas asks a crying Taylor what's going on, and Taylor admits that she's worried that Ridge will go back to Brooke. Brooke demands Ridge come back to her, and when he cannot give her that, she tells him it's over and she's taking control of her life. Gaby tries to comfort an upset Stephanie, not understanding Stephanie's self-loathing.

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Ep. #4609

Dante draws a beautiful picture of Hope, and Brooke then tells him that he can live there. Eric proposes to Brooke.

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Ep. #4610

Taylor tells Ridge that she needs him to leave for a while, and really figure out what he wants. Nick is concerned about Dante instead of watching Hope play in the water, and Hope gets trapped under the water.

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Ep. #4611

Nick manages to cut Hope's hair free, and does CPR on her. Hope starts to convulse when the paramedics arrive. Brooke arrives home to find no one home and she spots one of Hope's water wings floating, and Brooke become very worried. Taylor tells Gaby that she can live in the house with Thomas to make the marriage look real.

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Ep. #4612

Brooke is horrified to learn that Hope could have permanent brain damage, and asks Nick to leave her and her daughter alone. Eric comes by to pick up more of his stuff, and enrages Stephanie when he tells her he's appointed Brooke his co-C.E.O. and moved her into Stephanie's office. Massimo and Jackie talk about their relationship, and although Jackie wants to give it another shot, Massimo tells her that he can't risk his heart again, and it's over.

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Ep. #4613

Hector tells Brooke that the drain is mostly the cause of Hope's accident. Brooke then shifts the blame from Nick, to herself. Hope starts to wake up from her coma.

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Ep. #4614

Eric tells Bridget to hold off on marrying Nick as no man ever fully moves on after loving Brooke. Eric believes that although Nick loves Bridget, he will always want a life with Brooke. Nick prays for Hope's recovery. Brooke overhears Nick's heartfelt words and after learning from Hector that Nick's CPR saved Hope's life, Brooke forgives Nick. As Nick and Brooke huddle by her bedside, Hope regains consciousness.

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Ep. #4615

Bridget is on overload when she thinks about Nick and Brooke. Eric and Jackie talk about Brooke, and both Eric and Nick's feelings for her.

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Ep. #4616

Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy visit Hope in the hospital. Brooke and Nick are relieved when the doctor says that Hope has fully recovered. Bridget spends the night at the Big Bear cabin alone, still distressed from watching her mother and Nick at the hospital. Stephanie arrives but Bridget has nothing for her except for harsh words. Bridget cracks when Stephanie says that Nick is in love with Brooke. Stephanie pumps hatred for Brooke into Bridget and makes her believe that Brooke is going to steal Nick the way she stole Deacon.

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Ep. #4617

Nick sets up a romantic dinner for himself and Bridget, but it's Brooke he almost ends up kissing. Stephanie suspects Bridget might be pregnant.

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Ep. #4618

Bridget wonders if her pregnancy will be able to make her and Nick into the family he's always wanted. Brooke and Nick come close to kissing more than once as they remember their past. Stephanie breaks the news to Eric about Bridget's pregnancy.

105

Ep. #4619

Ridge returns home from New York and is surprised to see that Gaby is living there. He refuses to allow his home to be used as part of an illegal plan. Stephanie tells Eric that she is concerned for Bridget's state of mind, explaining that losing another man to her mother will send her insane. Bridget is disgusted when she walks in on Brooke and Nick having a cozy dinner for two. Bridget says that Brooke is exactly what Stephanie believes she is. Bridget adds that as long as Nick has feelings for Brooke then she wants nothing to do with him. Bridget tells Nick that their relationship is over.

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Ep. #4620

Bridget is too disgusted to be anywhere near Brooke and Nick, so she leaves. Dante finds her as she is leaving, and he takes her somewhere to try to calm her down. While she is there, he tells her that she can finally be free of Nick, and she reveals to him that she cannot, because she is pregnant with his child. Meanwhile, Stephanie tells Nick and Brooke that Bridget just found out that evening that she is pregnant.

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Ep. #4621

Taylor tells Ridge that she misses the way that their marriage used to be and she wonders if he'd rather be with Brooke. Bridget decides that she must have an abortion and so Dante takes her to the clinic. Nick and Brooke worry about Bridget's state of mind, but are unable to locate her. Stephanie visits Brooke with a gift, something that will make Bridget's problems vanish forever.

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Ep. #4622

Stephanie tells Brooke that her gift will save everybody and will end all of the problems in the family. Brooke is shocked when she finds that the box contains a pistol. Dante dreams of a life with Bridget in Italy, complete with a child between them. Nick finds Bridget at the beach house. He makes promises to her, and states that he won't walk away from her and their baby. Bridget tells him that she no longer has a baby.

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Ep. #4623

Wanting to offer her professional help, Taylor tries to locate Bridget. Talking to Dante, Taylor learns that she is too late when he tells her that Bridget has already aborted her baby. Brooke thinks Stephanie wants to kill her, but Stephanie explains that she wants Brooke to kill herself, in order to save Bridget, Nick and their baby. Brooke thinks Stephanie is insane and attempts to shoot her. Nick is furious and heartbroken with Bridget when she tells him that she had an abortion. Nick walks away from her, telling her that by killing their baby, she killed their relationship too.

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Ep. #4624

Bridget fears she has made a mistake, but Dante stops her from going after Nick. Bridget tells Catherine that she told Nick that she had an abortion, but admits it's a lie. Bridget explains that she needs to know if Nick will still want to be with her without a pregnancy holding them together, or if he'll run to Brooke, so Bridget asks Catherine to spy on Nick and Brooke. Nick is distraught and goes to Brooke for comfort. Brooke is equally devastated and blames herself. Catherine catches Nick and Brooke in a close embrace.

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Ep. #4625

Taylor admits to Thorne that she is frustrated with Ridge and asks Thorne to talk to him. Speaking to Ridge, Thorne learns that Ridge can't bear the thought of Brooke being with another man, which Taylor overhears. Bridget decides to come clean with Nick, but Dante stops her from doing so. Nick tells Brooke that he can never forgive Bridget and decides to go back to the sea. Catherine fishes for information from Brooke about her feelings for Nick. Brooke reads in the newspaper about a storm heading in and rushes to stop Nick leaving. Brooke admits to Nick that she loves him.

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Ep. #4626

Thomas tells Gaby that he is worried about his parents' marriage and fears it may end. Taylor hears Ridge tell Thorne that he will always love Brooke. Ridge tries to explain himself to Taylor, but she refuses to listen and tells him that she is done with him. Catherine tells Bridget that their is nothing going on between Nick and Brooke. Bridget realises that she must tell Nick that she is still pregnant. Nick is intent on leaving and wants to kill himself in the storm. Brooke won't let him leave and they end up sharing a kiss.

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Ep. #4627

Ridge and Taylor argue about Ridge's feelings for Brooke. Taylor suggests marriage counselling, but when Ridge refuses Taylor tells him to move out. Brooke and Nick get steamy as they confess their love to one another and decide to finally be together. Bridget worries that Nick won't forgive her, but Dante believes he will once he thinks of the child. Bridget goes to Nick and tells him she is still carrying his child.

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Ep. #4628

Eric learns from Brooke that Bridget had an abortion and he blames Brooke when she admits that she and Nick are in love. Bridget begs Nick for forgiveness, but he is disgusted and orders Bridget to tell Brooke the truth. Brooke is equally disturbed when Bridget comes clean. Bridget apologises for obsessing that Brooke and Nick had feelings for each other and she tells Nick that she is now ready to marry him. Brooke is horrified.

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Ep. #4629

Spectra has a rehersal for Thomas' first collection debut. Gaby arrives with good luck wishes. Gaby admits to Darla that she loves Thomas and wants to be with him sexually, but Darla advises her not to go against Taylor's rules. Eric informs Jackie of Bridget's abortion and the grieving grandparents find comfort together. Nick tells Brooke that he wants to be with her and believes that they should tell Bridget, but Brooke demands that he forget about her now that Bridget is really pregnant.

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Ep. #4630

Nick gives Bridget the cold shoulder as she begs for his forgiveness. Jackie learns that Bridget is still pregnant but encourages Nick to turn his back on Bridget and be with Brooke. Nick refuses and tells her that he needs to make a home for his unborn child. Thomas' fashion show is a huge success and Taylor and Ridge bond as they beam with pride for their son. Phoebe, Steffy and Thomas hope that Ridge will be coming home with them, but when Taylor begins asking Ridge again to attend marriage counselling, he storms out.

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Ep. #4631

Dante offers his support and love to Bridget. She tells him that, although she is thankful to him, her heart is with Nick. Nick tells Jackie that he doesn't want his child to grow up without a father the way he did. Jackie advises Nick not to deny his feelings for Brooke, or else it will lead to a big mess with everybody getting hurt. Thomas tells Gaby that he loves her and that their marriage is now real. They decide to show their feelings by making love. Taylor is angry when she finds Gaby waiting for Thomas and demands that she move out.

118

Ep. #4632

Brooke tells Eric that no matter what happens, Bridget can never find out that her husband isn't in love with her. Taylor is angry with Gaby and Thomas for breaking the rules, and although Thomas warns his mother he'll leave too if she makes Gaby go, Taylor won't back down. Nick refuses to take no for an answer when Brooke demands he leave, and although she initially resists, the two end up in a passionate embrace on the stairs. Thomas sneaks into Gaby's room and the two begin to make love.

119

Ep. #4633

Phoebe tells Steffy that she blames Gaby for Ridge moving out. Thomas and Gaby sleep together, but the evening is cut short by a snooping Phoebe, who threatens to tell Taylor everything. Nick and Brooke become passionate, but Brooke forces herself to pull away.

120

Ep. #4634

Phoebe announces over the breakfast table that Gaby and Thomas slept together. Taylor is furious and tells Agent Dunn the whole truth about Gaby and Thomas' marriage. Bridget begins to worry again that Nick really does want to be with Brooke. Eric comforts Bridget, then warns Brooke that he will come clean with Bridget unless she finds a way out first. Brooke realises she must show Bridget that she has moved on, and realises that Dante is just the man to help her do it.

121

Ep. #4635

Thomas and Gaby pack their bags and prepare to go on the run, but Dunn stops them and has Gaby arrested. Gaby's attorney has her released when Gaby and Thomas admit their love, and the attorney points out that the court will see the marriage as real. Eric visits Nick and digs for information about his feelings for Brooke. Brooke invites Dante to spend the afternoon with her by the pool. Sharing wine, they become close and in an attempt to prove that she is moving on, Brooke kisses him.

122

Ep. #4636

Ridge and Taylor discuss Gaby and Thomas, but only end up arguing. Hector is at Taylor's fixing the house alarm, but is the one left comforting Taylor when Ridge walks out on her again. Bridget learns from Dante that he and Brooke kissed. Eric disagrees with Brooke throwing herself at Dante to get over Nick. Bridget questions Brooke about Dante, and after the initial concern, she is thrilled.

123

Ep. #4637

Hector inspires Taylor to move past Ridge, and Taylor begins to think about going back to what she does best and open up another practise. Bridget and Nick grow closer when she shows him an ultrasound of the baby and she decides to throw a last minute celebration dinner, inviting Nick, Brooke and Dante. Dante susses that Brooke is using him to con Bridget, but she begs him to help her continue through with the plan. Jackie learns from Eric that Brooke has thrown herself at Dante and fears how Nick will react.

124

Ep. #4638

Thomas reiterates to Gaby just how committed to her that he is and swears that he loves her when Gaby blames herself for the trouble she has caused with his parents. Nick is consumed with jealousy over Brooke's new relationship with Dante, but an oblivious Bridget talks to Nick about how glad she is that Brooke is finding love. Sally tells Darla that she is concerned that she has Thomas on only a temporary contract with Spectra. Gaby tries to defend herself to Ridge as Ridge insists the marriage must be annulled. As Jackie and Eric look on in worry, Brooke again tells Nick that they have no future, and he needs to be with Bridget and the baby.

125

Ep. #4639

Sally convinces Thomas to drop out of college by bribing him with a big cheque that he can earn at Spectra instead. Eric has to stop Jackie from telling Bridget that Nick loves Brooke, and Eric warns her that she is turning into Stephanie. Brooke manages to convince Nick to make his unborn child his priority. Trying to convince Bridget too, Brooke makes Dante touch her, but her plan backfires when Bridget notices how jealous Nick is.

126

Ep. #4640

Thomas tells Sally that he needs more time before he makes his decision. Homeless, Thomas and Gaby sleep in his office at Spectra. Eric and Jackie bond as they discuss the breakdowns of both their marriages and their flirting leads to a kiss. Nick refuses to watch Dante touch Brooke and storms out. Brooke tells Dante that she hopes Nick will now move on from her, but she later cries all alone. Bridget and Nick argue about his feelings for Brooke but then end up making love.

127

Ep. #4641

Ridge and Taylor discuss Gaby and Thomas, as Taylor blames herself for Thomas moving out, but again Hector is the one to lend an ear after Ridge leaves. Sally asks Thorne to convince Thomas to stay on at Spectra, and Darla and Clarke jump in with reasons for him to stay also. Ridge stops Thomas from signing the contract by giving him the opportunity to take part in a fashion showdown -- father against son. If Thomas wins he can stay at Spectra, move back in at home and the Forresters will accept his marriage to Gaby, but if he loses he will go to college and have his marriage to Gaby annulled.

128

Ep. #4642

Taylor returns to work and Hector drops by to wish her well, whereas Ridge isn't happy to see Taylor back working. Ridge tells Taylor of his plans for a fashion showdown with Thomas, which makes Taylor furious. Brooke is uncomfortable when Bridget talks to her about Nick's baby and making love to him. Dante interrogates Nick about his feelings for Brooke, which Nick doesn't appreciate. Thinking about Brooke, Nick asks Bridget to marry him now.

129

Ep. #4643

Dante presents some designs to Eric and Brooke. Eric is impressed and hires him. Brooke is distracted as she fantasizes about Nick. Bridget accepts Nick's proposal, but he avoids her advances when she tries to make love with him. Bridget confides in Dante that she hopes that being married to Nick will make her insecurities vanish. Bridget invites Brooke to the wedding, but Nick visits Brooke and uninvites her; explaining that if she is there he will not be able to marry Bridget.

130

Ep. #4644

Brooke is torn when Nick demands that she not attend the wedding, then Bridget later begs her to come. Eric wonders if Brooke can handle watching Nick marry Bridget. Ridge learns from Dante that he is dating Brooke. Jackie tries one last time to make Nick act on his feelings for Brooke, while Massimo is happy that Bridget and Nick are finally getting married. The wedding begins on the Shady Marlin and Nick is furious when he sees Brooke arrive.

131

Ep. #4645

With Brooke, Eric, Massimo and Jackie watching, Nick and Bridget's wedding begins aboard the ship. Nick wants to say his own vows to Bridget, as Brooke watches with tears in her eyes. Bridget and Nick start their wedding night, but all Nick can think about is his time with Brooke. Taylor is dining alone when Hector shows up. After inviting himself to dinner, Hector admits he went there on purpose to check on her, then flirts with her as the two discuss their families. Alone in her office after watching the love of her life marry her daughter, Brooke is startled when Ridge shows up and tells her about his problems with Taylor, then says he needs her.

132

Ep. #4646

Eric and Jackie spend an evening together. They flirt with each other and share another kiss. Ridge tells Brooke that he loves her and needs her friendship, but Brooke acts cold toward him to show that she no longer cares. Taylor talks about how Ridge doesn't appreciate her. Hector relates to her problems as he tells Taylor about how he had the same issues from Samantha. Taylor and Hector kiss.

133

Ep. #4647

Brooke locks herself away in the darkness of her bedroom. Depressed, she lashes out at Dante when he attempts to cheer her up. Bridget glows as she tells Eric how happy she is that she and Nick are married. Nick grows disturbed when everywhere he turns he sees visions of Brooke and continuously hears her voice in his head. Jackie notices Nick's strange behavior and voices her concern to Eric.

134

Ep. #4648

Taylor regrets kissing Hector and tells him it was a mistake. Sally, Thorne and Thomas prepare Thomas' designs for the fashion showdown, but Taylor tells Thomas that she wont allow him to participate. Taylor tells Gaby that she wants her out of the family. Brooke throws herself into work to take her mind off Nick. Dante suggests that she get out of the office and clear her head. Nick continues to see images of Brooke. Massimo realises that Nick is becoming obsessed with Brooke and advises him to get out of town for a while. Nick and Brooke end up in each others arms again.

135

Ep. #4649

Taylor upsets Gaby by telling her that she isn't good enough for Thomas. Phoebe steals some money from Steffy. They bicker and Steffy tells Taylor that Phoebe has also been cutting class. Ridge visits Stephanie who has been staying at big bear. She promises to never again interfere with the family. Nick and Brooke have a hard time saying goodbye to one another. Stephanie spies them from the cabin in a close embrace. Stephanie later barges into Brooke's office and warns her that she wont let her hurt Bridget again.

136

Ep. #4650

Ridge visits Taylor with the hope of saving their marriage. They begin to reconnect as Ridge finally agrees to attend marriage counselling. Nick returns to the Shady Marlin after his meeting with Brooke and makes frantic love with Bridget, but after she leaves he again thinks about Brooke. Stephanie accuses Brooke of having an affair with Nick. Bridget later drops by and Stephanie blurts out that Nick and Brooke are in love with each other.

137

Ep. #4651

Stephanie tries to poison Bridget's mind against Brooke. Brooke denies any wrong doing and Bridget accuses Stephanie of just causing trouble. Ridge, Eric and Thorne discuss Stephanie's disire to turn over a new leaf, but then hear Brooke and Stephanie fighting. Everyone turns against Stephanie and Eric has her banned from Forrester Creations. Massimo talks to Nick and advises him to pack his things and leave town with Bridget for good. Stephanie later drops by and attempts to get Nick to admit his love for Brooke.

138

Ep. #4652

Bridget walks in on Stephanie harrassing Nick. Stephanie again tries to drum into Bridget that Brooke is having an affair with Nick. Nick throws her out. Nick makes love to Bridget to set her doubts aside, and then they discuss finding a house together. Ridge questions Brooke about her feelings for Nick, but Brooke refuses to discuss her problems with Ridge. Brooke learns from Bridget that Stephanie dropped by the Shady Marlin. Brooke has it out with Stephanie again. Stephanie vows to find out the truth and promises that Brooke will lose Bridget forever.

139

Ep. #4653

Bridget asks Stephanie to stop digging into her life, but Stephanie refuses. Dante warns Nick not to betray Bridget, but Nick is more concerned with jealousy over Dante and Brooke's relationship. Eric wonders if Bridget does need to be told the truth, but Brooke insists that she will never act on her feelings for Nick. Brooke tells Nick that she is worried about how far Stephanie will go to get some dirt on her. Stephanie grills Eric for information, promising to keep all to herself. Eric confesses to her that Nick and Brooke are in love with each other.

140

Ep. #4654

Stephanie angers Eric by going back on her promise, and insists that she is going to tell all to Bridget. Brooke and Nick give Jackie the heads up that Stephanie is digging for information and they fear Jackie will be her next target. Bridget reassures herself about her new marriage and Dante tries to be supportive. Bridget asks Brooke if she does still have feelings for Nick, but Brooke stresses that she dosen't. Stephanie barges in on Jackie and smugly tells her that she knows about Nick and Brooke.

141

Ep. #4655

Bridget is thrilled with the new baby gifts Nick gives her as well as the sexy lingerie, and they end up making love at the office while a frantic Brooke and Eric try to find Bridget before Stephanie does. Jackie and Stephanie lock horns at the Shady Marlin while Stephanie packs Bridget's things for her. Brooke shows up at the Shady Marlin, but only Stephanie is there to greet her.

142

Ep. #4656

Eric has lawyer Jonathan come to his office with divorce papers. Jonathan, being Stephanie's Power Of Attorney, only need have Eric sign the papers and the marriage is over. Jackie fantasises about Eric proposing to her. Brooke pleads with Stephanie not to tell Bridget anything. Nick arrives alone, having sent Bridget over to Chuck's Bar. Nick warns Stephanie not to create trouble, but she refuses to stop. Bridget has Dante meet her with the sketch he drew of her and he tells her how beautiful she is. Stephanie arrives and whisks Bridget away to the mansion. Stephanie tells Bridget that Nick and Brooke are in love with each other.

143

Ep. #4657

Hector tells Taylor that he can't stop thinking of her. Taylor says they can only be friends because she is committed to making her marriage work. Ridge arrives to take Taylor to councilling. Nick and Brooke desperately search for Bridget. Jonathan hesitates on finalizing Eric and Stephanie's divorce, but Eric orders him to do so. Nick goes to Eric and they worry about where Stephanie has taken Bridget. Brooke finds Bridget and Stephanie at the mansion, and Bridget demands that Brooke tell her the truth.

144

Ep. #4658

Ridge and Taylor meet with their marriage councillor, Dr. Mary Ann Higgins. Ridge admits that he loves both Brooke and Taylor, but insists that it's Taylor with the problem. Ridge says that Taylor must simply accept it. Nick worries about losing Bridget. He stresses to Jackie that he was committed to Bridget, although Jackie questions his ability to ever forget Brooke. Brooke admits to Bridget that she is in love with Nick. Brooke tries to explain herself, but Stephanie jumps in to further trash Brooke's name. Bridget storms out when Stephanie tells her that Nick and Brooke kissed. Brooke threatens Stephanie, and warns her that she will pay if Bridget and Nick's marriage doesn't survive.

145

Ep. #4659

Taylor turns the tables on Ridge and tells him that she kissed Hector. Ridge is angry and Dr. Higgins points out that Ridge has different rules for himself where Brooke is concerned. Ridge admits he has been wrong and apologises to Taylor. Stephanie toasts to destroying Brooke. Stephanie gloats that the family will now forgive her and turn against Brooke instead. Brooke goes to Eric and he is equally furious. He then goes on to tell Brooke that he has divorced Stephanie. Nick tries desperately to save his marriage, but Bridget tells him that she can no longer compete with her mother. Bridget believes she deserves so much more, taking off her wedding ring, she bids Nick goodbye.

146

Ep. #4660

Stephanie tells Ridge about Brooke and Nick's love for one another. Ridge rushes to Brooke defense and warns Stephanie that she is pushing her family away. Stephanie asks for Ridge's forgiveness and adds that she wants to reconcile with Eric. Jackie is saddened to hear that Bridget left Nick, but then tells Nick to follow his heart to Brooke. Jackie tells Nick about her relationship with Eric and says that she believes Eric is preparing to propose to her. Jackie's hopes are raised further when she drops by Forrester Creations and finds a receipt from a jewelers for two wedding bands on Eric's desk. Jackie informs Stephanie that Eric has divorced her. Stephanie is crushed when Jackie tells her that she is marrying Eric. Meanwhile, Eric has a caterer named Benjie Lloyd set up a romantic dinner for two at the beach house. Brooke tries again to explain herself to Bridget. Brooke says that she wants to give Bridget the life she never had as a child, but Bridget refuses to listen. Eric and Brooke shock Bridget by informing her that they have remarried.

147

Ep. #4661

Stephanie calls Jonathan and learns that Eric really has divorced her. Bridget doesn't believe that Brooke married Eric for love, but rather as a way to try and convince her that she doesn't want Nick. Brooke tells Eric that she loves him, but Bridget still doesn't buy it. Jackie drops by the beach house and finds it all set up for a romantic meal. Assuming it is for the moment Eric proposers to her, Jackie prepares herself for Eric's return. Nick goes to Brooke and declares his love for her, he adds that he wants her to be his wife. Brooke tells Nick that she has married Eric.

148

Ep. #4662

Taylor tells Ridge that she still feels that Brooke is a threat to their marriage. Bridget calls Ridge and tells him that Brooke has gotten married, Ridge rushes over to Brooke leaving Taylor pissed. Hector comes by and offers support to Taylor as she whines that her marriage will never be free of Brooke. Brooke tells Nick that she married Eric for Bridget, adding that Eric is the man she should have been married to all along, for her children's sake. Nick tries to make Brooke give into her passion for him, but she pushes him away. Ridge comes by and refuses to believe that Brooke loves Eric, or Nick. Ridge says that he is the man she has always loved. Jackie is crushed when Eric tells her that the evening isn't for her and that he has married sombody else. Jackie runs out when he tells her that Brooke is his wife. Stephanie later arrives and begs Eric to give their marriage another chance.

149

Ep. #4663

Hector tells Taylor that he would never take her for granted, he paints a picture of the life she could have with him. He says that once she realises that Ridge will never be devoted to her, he'll be waiting. Brooke tries to explain to Ridge about her marriage to Eric, but he doesn't believe her. Ridge continues to act as if Brooke is really in love with him. Ridge goes home to Taylor and to give her more talk about Brooke. Stephanie is devastated when Eric admits that he has married Brooke. Brooke arrives and Stephanie tells them both that Brooke will break Eric's heart, and he will simply let her for a few nights of sex. Eric and Brooke begin kissing as Stephanie looks on.

150

Ep. #4664

Ridge tells Taylor that Eric is Brooke's new husband. Taylor feels for Stephanie, but is angry that Ridge is still talking about Brooke. Ridge promises Taylor that now Brooke is married to Eric, he is through with her. Taylor is thankful and they make love. Stephanie refuses to leave the beach house, so Brooke has Eric throw her out. Stephanie goes home to find Nick waiting. Nick blames her for all the mess that has been caused. Stephanie tells Nick that he is the only person who can get through to Brooke. She begs him to make Brooke end the marriage. Eric takes Brooke to bed, but she is unable to sleep with him. Stephanie calls Eric and warns him that Brooke will hurt him. Nick finds Brooke on the deck and they pledge their love for one another. Brooke is intent on protecting Bridget, and returns to Eric.

151

Ep. #4665

Eric flirts with Brooke over breakfast. He leads her to the bedroom again, but Brooke is still unable to make love to him. Kristen returns to town with Zende. They gather for a meeting with Ridge, Thorne, Darla and Massimo. Kristen explains that Tony was unable to come because he is busy with an AIDS benefit, and she asks for all of their help to raise money. Zende goes to hang out with Phoebe and Steffy and Kristen begins grilling everybody for information about Eric and Brooke's remarriage. Kristen, Ridge and Thorne worry about Stephanie's mental state. Stephanie goes to Taylor's office to seek professional help. Stephanie begins having images of murdering Brooke. Stephanie admits to Taylor that she wants to kill Brooke, and begs for her help.

152

Ep. #4666

Clarke, Thorne and Thomas aren't too happy with Thomas' latest designs. Gaby tries to offer support as Sally complains about buyers dropping orders. Sally admits to Darla that she has overspent on luxuries, thinking Thomas' collection would bring in the money. Ridge has it out with Eric about his marriage to Brooke. Eric insists he's happier than ever, but Ridge thinks the whole thing is a joke. After talking with Taylor, Stephanie decides that she has failed as a mother and wife. Stephanie calls a meeting at the house with Eric, Ridge, Taylor, Thorne, Darla, Massimo and Sally in attendence. She remembers fond memories from over the years, as she tells them she is selling the house and leaving Los Angeles for good.

153

Ep. #4667

Bridget throws herself into her work at the hospital morgue. Dante surprises her by showing up naked on a strecher. He tries to cheer her up by flirting with her and telling her that he loves her. Everybody questions Stephanie's need to move to Florida. Stephanie explains that she needs to find herself again, before she destroys them all. Stephanie admits that she is hurt, and unable to continue her fight against Brooke. One by one, Stephanie wishes them all well. Leaving Eric to last, she tells him that she will love him for the rest of her life. Thomas drives himself insane trying to improve his designs. Taylor drops by and Gaby accuses Taylor of wanting Thomas to fail so that she gets deported.

154

Ep. #4668

Thorne is angry with Ridge over unveiling the new ad campaign and accuses him of trying to undermine Spectra in the fashion show, and Ridge makes it clear he will do anything to get Gaby out of Thomas' life, even if Spectra ends up paying the price. Taylor tells Hector she and Ridge are back on track, but Hector doesn't think that will last long. While going through Forrester papers, Massimo finds a trust document drawn up by Stephanie's father, John, that gives her sole ownership of Forrester Creations.

155

Ep. #4669

Thomas and Gaby are horrified when the INS agent shows up, but Gaby is thrilled when he hands her a green card, and Gaby is shocked to learn that Taylor arranged it so she could stay in the country no matter what. Stephanie and Massimo continue to go over the trust documents, and Stephanie realises that if the trust still holds, Forrester Creations belongs entirely to her. Gaby and Thomas say their goodbyes, and Gaby returns the ring he gave her, saying that if it's meant to be, it will happen eventually.

156

Ep. #4670

Stephanie and Massimo are surprised to learn that Katherine Chancellor took over the trust after John's death, and Massimo decides to find out more about what happened to the trust. Eric brings Bridget and Nick together at the beach house and tries to convince them to reconcile, but Bridget refuses to believe that Brooke and Eric's marriage means anything, even though Eric claims he and Brooke are sleeping together. Stephanie and Brooke have another confrontation at Forrester until a call from Massimo interrupts them. Massimo tells Stephanie that Illionois state records show no sign of the trust being dissolved.

157

Ep. #4671

Stephanie asks Katherine Chancellor if the trust is still in place. Eric tries to convince Nick and Bridget that he and Brooke have consummated their marriage. Massimo continues to help Stephanie.

158

Ep. #4672

Katherine informs Stephanie that she never changed any of the details involving the trust, therefore it still stands, making Stepahnie the sole owner of Forrester Creations. Brooke admits to Nick that she hasn't slept with Eric. Eric worries that someone has entered his safe when he realises some papers are missing. Jonathan advises Eric to get his hands on the trust papers immediatly.

159

Ep. #4673

Dante sits by Bridget's side as she has her ultrasound. Bridget is thrilled when she sees the image of her baby. Dante promises to take care of Bridget, as she takes care of her baby. Nick tells Brooke how much he wants her, he insists that they can be together, Brooke still refuses and tells him that she is staying commited to Eric and he must move on with Bridget. Stephanie confronts Eric about the trust. He tries to brush it off, but Stephanie stands her ground and tells him that she is the new CEO of Forrester Creations.

160

Ep. #4674

Dante helps Bridget move her things into the beach house so that Eric and Brooke can have the mansion to themselves. Stephanie continues her confrontation at Forrester Creations with Eric, and he continues to insist that she is not going to push him out of his place at the company, but she tells him that he's fired. On the Shady Marlin, Nick continues to seduce Brooke, who is able to stop the seduction when she makes Nick see that they must both put Bridget and her child first.

161

Ep. #4675

Taylor is shocked to learn that Stephanie is the rightful owner of Forrester Creations, and agrees to trust that she will do the right thing by Thomas, Steffy and Phoebe. Eric gathers Brooke, Ridge and Rick together in his office and tells them all about what Stephanie has done, and Brooke refuses to let go of the legacy she feels belongs to her children. Stephanie arrives and fires Brooke. Darla comforts Thorne when he worries about what putting his entire inheritance in the line to help Spectra may have cost him and his family.

162

Ep. #4676

Eric insists that he has put his blood, sweat and tears into Forrester and the company should by all rights be his, but Stephanie reminds him that the company belongs to her. She installs Thorne as the new president of Forrester Creations, with Darla's support, and asks Taylor to become the new face of the company. Taylor agrees, much to Ridge's chagrin. Nick explains to Jackie that he and Brooke realised they could never be together, and Jackie agrees to support her son.

163

Ep. #4677

Brooke, Eric and Ridge team up to find a way to scheme their way back in control of the company. Thorne and Darla celebrate his new position. Brooke begs Stephanie not to throw her out. Ridge is convinced that Stephanie, Thorne and Taylor will destroy Forrester Creations.

164

Ep. #4678

Hector shows faith in Taylor's ability to be part of Forrester Creations. Nick later drops by Taylor's office seeking her professional help. Nick swears that he wants to be with Bridget and the baby. Eric encourages Bridget to return to Nick, but she informs him that she is filing for divorce. Dante tells Eric that he loves Bridget and wants to with her, making himself a father for her baby. Ridge hopes Stephanie has changed her mind about removing Eric and Brooke from the company, but she stands her ground. Ridge refuses to work under Thorne, and doesn't show any faith in Taylor's ability. Stephanie begs Ridge to stay on at Forrester Creations.

165

Ep. #4679

Nick tells Taylor how he wants to forget Brooke and concentrate on Bridget and the baby. Eric and Brooke discuss Nick and Bridget and how they have got to return to one another. Stephanie's attempts to convince Ridge to stay working at Forrester Creations have little success. Taylor tells Ridge that she believes working together could be good for their marriage, but Taylor is deeply hurt when Ridge shows no faith in her abilities. Bridget tells Dante that she has the solution to sorting out the mess all their lives have become. Bridget arranges a meeting with Eric, Brooke, Nick and herself. Bridget makes Nick and Brooke touch each other and tells them to be together.

166

Ep. #4680

Eric is hurt when Bridget insists that Brooke doesn't love him. Nick tells Bridget that he and Brooke love her more than they love each other and that's why they will never be together. Ridge takes Thomas to big bear, but Thomas is angry at him for not staying in L.A. to support Taylor in her new position at Forrester Creations. Stephanie, Thorne, Dante and Taylor hold a press conference. Taylor acts as spokeswoman to eager reporters as Hector watches in support. Celebrations follow as everybody toasts the new beginning for the company, Taylor gets drunk and leaves with Hector.

167

Ep. #4681

Nick tells Bridget about the night he and Brooke went out on the boat and how nothing happened between them, as a way to convince her that his commitment is to her. Eric and Brooke both try to convince Bridget that her place is with Nick. Hector and Taylor spill champagne on themselves so Taylor invites him back to her home to clean up. Taylor admits her attraction to Hector, but Hector sneaks out when Ridge returns home. Taylor admits to Ridge that Hector was there, he doesn't get angry, but instead calls Hector to thank him for getting Taylor home safe. Ridge apologises to Taylor for not supporting her. Telling her he doesn't want to lose her, they make love.

168

Ep. #4682

Jackie admires Nick's ability to want to be with Bridget, despite his love for Brooke. Nick insists that he will win back Bridget's trust. Bridget tells Dante that Nick seemed sincere in wanting to be with her and not Brooke. Dante is angry and warns Bridget not to trust Nick. Ridge tells Massimo that he is furious that he wasn't made president of Forrester Creations. Massimo goes to Stephanie with the intention of convincing her to make Ridge president, but she refuses, knowing Ridge would bring Brooke back with him. Ridge tells Brooke that he has a plan to get them all back in at Forrester Creations. Ridge later asks Stephanie to make him president, or else he will start his own fashion company with Brooke at his side.

169

Ep. #4683

Nick goes to see Bridget but Dante refuses to let him inside. Dante tells Nick that he loves Bridget. Nick later manages to sneak in to see Bridget and tells his unborn child that he will be with mommy by the time it's born. Stephanie doesn't fall for Ridge's bluff and she tells him and Brooke to go ahead with their new company. Stephanie informs them that she is also selling the BeLieF formula. Eric vents his anger about Stephanie to Taylor, but Taylor and Eric both agree that they are happy within their marriages. Stephanie tells Eric that Ridge and Brooke are going into business together, which fires up his jealously. Ridge apologises to Brooke for their bluff failing but then suggests they do it for real. Brooke becomes dizzy from exhaustion and collapses in Ridge's arms. Eric is furious when he sees them together.

170

Ep. #4684

Nick tries to convince Bridget that he wants his life to be with her and the baby. Dante later tells Bridget the exact same thing, and promises her that he will always love her. Stephanie tells Thorne about Ridge's plan to go into business with Brooke. Eric is furious with Ridge and warns him to respect his marriage to Brooke. Eric tells Ridge that he wants no part in his plan and to also leave Brooke out of it. Stephanie drops by Ridge's office at Marone Enterprises to gloat that Ridge's plan backfired. Stephanie again offers him the chance to work alongside Thorne at Forrester Creations. Eric later vents his frustration out. Brooke apologises for not being able to sleep with him. Brooke offers herself, but Eric tells her that he doesn't want her body, he wants her love.

171

Ep. #4685

Brooke goes to Nick and tells him that she has made a mistake in marrying Eric. Brooke admits that she will never love Eric. Nick advises Brooke to end the marriage. Brooke returns home and finds Eric in the bedroom, with a romantic evening prepared. Dante calls Stephanie over and asks for her help in getting Bridget to divorce Nick. Bridget arrives home and Stephanie throws the divorce papers in her face. Nick later arrives and pleads with Bridget to give their future a chance, while Stephanie stands on the other side ordering her to sign the papers.

172

Ep. #4686

Brooke is surprised when Eric toasts to the end of their marriage. They both admit that it was a mistake and go their seperate ways. Eric drops by Jackie's boutique to buy a dress. Jackie acts cold towards Eric, until she realises that the dress is for her. Asking for her forgiveness, Eric asks her to dinner. Stephanie and Dante continue to try to convince Bridget to end her marriage. While Nick desperately tries to hold onto it. Nick asks Bridget to think back to how it used to be between them, and begs for her to give it another chance.

173

Ep. #4687

Taylor overhears Brooke and Ridge talking about the idea of starting their own company together and that Eric has a plan for them to get back in at Forrester Creations. Thorne tells Darla how happy he is that he is president of the company and can't wait to start changing things around. Stephanie finds Eric back in his old office. Eric confronts Stephanie with a restraining order against her. Ridge and Brooke arrive to support Eric, as Thorne and Taylor stand by Stephanie. Eric and Stephanie have their lawyers duke it out, with Stephanie threatening to take Eric to court for fraud. Brooke refuses to leave the building, while Eric and Ridge still insist on keeping their old jobs. Stephanie demands that her lawyer do something to get them all out.

174

Ep. #4688

Eric and Stephanie are advised not to take their feud to court. They are told that all the court costs and time spent feuding would lead the company into bankruptcy. Taylor tells Stephanie not to let her hatred for Brooke destroy the company, advising them all to work together. Stephanie agrees, on the condition that she keeps Eric's office and stays CEO. Stephanie moves Eric into Thorne's old office in the sewing room and reinstates him as head designer. Ridge and Brooke decide to share the office with him. Thorne moves into Ridge's office and offers him co-presidency, but Ridge refuses to work with him. Dante offers to escort Bridget to the hospital for a check up, but she declines. Brooke later tells Dante to back away from Bridget and let her reunite with Nick. Nick shows up at the hospital to support Bridget, where she finally gives him forgiveness. Nick and Bridget are told that there is a problem with the baby.

175

Ep. #4689

Jackie is appalled at the terrible conditions Stephanie has Eric working in. Eric apologises for dumping her for Brooke, and Jackie agrees to give their romance another try. Taylor questions Stephanie's feelings for Eric. Stephanie feels guilty about moving Eric to the sewing room, but as