The Bold & The Beautiful Update Friday 6/30/06
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Smooch, smooch, smooch, Brooke and Nick can’t let go of each other. She says that was the sweetest kiss. What is his secret? His eyes bulge out as he replies – donuts. And he picks up a plate and offers her any kind she wants, glazed, powdered, she can, pick, pick, pick. Gently, she has to turn him down and keep her diet. She reminds him she has the photo shoot today. He remarks again that he HATES that. He can’t stand that, he shudders at the thought of her in her lingerie for the whole world to gawk at. She offers that the size of the paycheck may change his mind. He says it won’t and besides she would still have to work with Forrester. She reminds him that Ridge’s attitude has changed and after last night, she is sure he realizes their relationship is over. He fires back that a night of sleep could have changed his mind. They know he is hurting, but if she keeps giving this guy slack, he’s going to keep taking it. Nick tells her not to make fun of him when she says she has two strikes. She vows one more time that Ridge is NOT going to come between them. And she does not want a third strike. Nick suggests they just forget the wedding announcements, get a Justice of the Peace, and he slams his hand down on desk for emphasis, and get this thing taken care of right now. And he holds the donuts up for the cake. Coyly, she declines that offer and says she has this wonderful idea for the ceremony. She snuggles up against him and teases him when he wants to know. He HATES surprises. They kiss and he WANTS to know, tell him anything. He nibbles her neck, tell him, she’s driving him crazy. Just as she is walking out the door, he points and makes her stop and asks what does he tell her every day as she is leaving? She replies to be careful, so she will be careful. She blows him a kiss and he gives a big sigh and muggs for the kiss in return.
Thorne follows Ridge after his workout into the office. He wonders if it is such a good idea for him to be working out so soon after his heart surgery? Ridge replies that Christian said it was okay as long as he didn’t overdo it. And besides he has to do something to keep his mind off Logan. Thorne tells him that his mother filled him in on the dinner in the private dining room. Ridge tells him that Brooke wanted the last good-bye to be special. “I had it all, Thorne, and I let it go.” Thorne asks if he is giving up? Ridge says Brook made it clear, no more interfering. There is nothing he can do, in fact nothing anyone can do.
Brio tells Stephanie everything is ready, they just need the model. Stephanie says Brooke will be there any minute, and Brio can keep her as long as she wants. Massimo joins them and he whispers to Stephanie what is she up to? She tells him he will see. He opines that Brooke has already made her decision. She wants to be with Dominick. Even Ridge sees that now. She pooh-poohs that. Ridge is walking away because he thinks it’s the right thing to do and Brooke – well, she’s only marrying Nick because she feels guilty that she took him away from her daughter. She realizes it is a dilemma, and Nick has to see this. HE’s the one that has to walk away. She chuckles. He’s even given her an ultimatum, the three strikes and you’re out. Apparently, she already has two strikes. She forgave him and she let him kiss her on the runway. And she gloats she doesn’t think that Nick is ever going to understand what Brooke is all about. They hear someone coming on the elevator so she quickly dismisses Mass. She tells him if she can get what she thinks she can get from this shoot, it’ll be strike three and that relationship will be over.
Over coffee, Ridge reveals that he will never believe that Nick can make Brooke happier than he can. Thorne thinks she may just have to find that out for herself. Ridge says Nick will never understand her independence, her spontaneity, her passion. Never gonna happen. Thorne surmises maybe that is what Nick thinks, that she needs to be reined in a little bit. Thorne also asks what is Ridge going to do? Just give up and wait for Brooke to see that it is him she really wants? Ridge confesses that he really doesn’t have a choice. But, he’ll tell him one thing. If she does come back, he will be there!
An Admiral is in Nick’s office filling him in on some potential bad news that many of the ports are delaying their shipments. If they are to stay in business, they must do something about this. Nick promises that he will. Jackie interrupts. She asks Nicky if everything is all right? He offers nothing he can’t handle, he hopes. She’s surprised that he sent out the wedding announcements so soon. He tells her he pulled a few strings and the divorce is final. She’s concerned – so his divorce with Bridget is over. How is she? He tells her that she’s happy…….with Dante. That brings a smile to her face. That’s good because his wedding to Brooke is going to be a grand event, the event of the summer. He brings up the fact that Brooke has a surprise for him about the wedding, but she won’t tell him until after the shoot today. She asks “Brooke’s Bedroom?” He tells her yes and he’s not very happy about it. She’s a professional and this is business, he gets that, still……Jackie reminds him that Brooke will love him all the more if he respects that. This is the buzz of the fashion world and Brooke’s involvement is such a KEY to its success. She is such a talented woman. Nick laments that Ridge and Stephanie are like “two snakes in a pit. I just want to get her out of there before they strike again.”
In a short, black, satin robe, Brooke tells Stephanie that she thought Ridge was going to be here. Steph replies he would be but she thinks he wanted to also honor her request. Brooke tells her again that despite her feelings for Ridge, she’s made her decision and her future is with Nick. She steps up for Brio and apologizes for being nervous. It’s been a while since she has posed. Brio tells her she has seen her on the catwalk and she hasn’t lost a thing. Brooke dumps the robe. At that moment, Ridge walks in and says he hopes they don’t mind one more admirer. She smiles, seems pleased and says she can’t imagine him missing it. She’s standing in a black, lace teddy, stockings. Stephanie offers her delight at seeing him too. He tells them it is HIS designs, and Brooke looks beautiful, let’s get started.
Brooke does her thing, with hair flowing in the breeze. Brio captures some exciting, provocative, sexy yet tasteful poses in five different outfits. Stephanie is practically licking her chops on the sidelines, thinking the best is yet to come. Finally Brio announces they can take a break and she’ll see what they have. Brooke tells Ridge this is fun, she’d almost forgotten how much. He tells her he could watch her all day. She asks if he is leaving? And he replies that what with the campaign and all, orders coming in, no rest for the weary. And the pictures are going to be beautiful, he can see it standing right there before him already. Slyly, she thanks him for being so understanding. “Logan, I understand one thing – there will never, ever be anyone else for me.”
Jackie gives her views. She thinks Ridge has given up, there is nothing more he can do. Nick smokes his cigar and paces and replies that he still thinks there is more. If not from Ridge, then Stephanie. She laughs that she thinks her bag of tricks is empty. Nick quips “that old broad” always has something up her sleeve, Jackie knows that. When Jackie says time is running out, he says that is what scares him. Brooke knows how he feels. She has two strikes, and “I will not put up with a third.”
Mass looks upon with interest a previous Brooke’s Bedroom poster when Ridge enters the room. They discuss the wedding; Brooke is committed. Mass tells him to the wrong man. He knows it, Ridge knows it, even Brooke knows it. She’s just too DAMN stubborn for her own good! Mass takes him by the shoulders and tells him they are made for each other, so keep the faith. Stay strong.
As Brio and Brooke peruse the computerized photos, Stephanie joins in. She says she has been sitting there thinking and she knows it is going to sound strange coming from her, but she thinks it just might be the right thing. She explains that what they are trying to do is capture the ‘essence” of Brooke to the world. What would she think if she were to pose not wearing any of the lingerie? Nude? asks Brooke. Stephanie chuckles, yes, and she knows she is asking how can you sell lingerie if you don’t show it? Brio loves the idea; it’s brilliant. She thinks the photos of Brooke in the nude would be startling.
Stephanie downplays it that it would be part of a much bigger ad campaign, tastefully done, but sort of like the essence of who and what a woman is. Brooke agrees that it wouldn’t be that unexpected from Forrester. And Stephanie offers it would take the marketplace by storm. She asks Brooke if she thinks that is too much? Brooke does know that the kiss at the end of the runway created quite a buzz. Stephanie wonders since when has buzz been bad? Then she surmises, perhaps Brooke is thinking about Nick’s reaction? Brooke takes the bait and tells him perhaps a couple of pictures, tastefully done, would be alright…….but she hasn’t authorized this yet, she warns. Stephanie tells her to trust her instincts. They have never failed her yet.
Jackie tells Nick that this isn’t a baseball game – three strikes and Brooke’s out! She knows he’s worried about her working with Ridge, but…..He laments then he’s just supposed to sit and watch them abuse her over and over and then watch as she forgives them? He wonders if it is wrong to want to protect her and guide her so that the best parts come out? She tells him no he’s not wrong. Brooke is lucky to have him. He opines that she has to be careful, so careful. Because when it comes to Ridge and Stephanie, there is no telling what they will throw at her.
Brooke gets into it, even chuckling while Stephanie looks on. With some fabric carefully draped strategically over her middle torso, Brooke cups her breasts and Brio shoots away. Ridge comes back in and goes, “WOW”. Stephanie explains they all thought this would make quite a splash. He says they are right. And he comes up with it, “Brooke’s Bedroom…….or nothing at all.” From behind, Stephanie leans her chin on Ridge’s shoulder and says she knows he adores her, so don’t give up.
Nick muses that the more that Brooke works with Stephanie and Ridge, the more they work her. But, once they are married, this all ends. She either fires them both, or she quits Forrester Creations for good. He tells his mother that Brooke posing at Forrester’s is one thing, but in her lingerie. It makes him SICK!
Brio calls it a wrap and tells Brooke she was incredible. Brooke beams and asks Ridge what does he think? Someone wraps a quick robe around her. He pulls it more closely and says he is speechless. As they gather around the computer, they are all giddy with the idea and Ridge’s slogan, “Brooke’s Bedroom……or nothing at all.” Brooke suggests they open up the catalogue with shots of the lingerie……and Ridge offers save the best for last, the last page the nude shot. Stephanie won’t argue but she was thinking the cover. The main thing is, once these pictures are seen – it is a whole new ballgame!
Brio excuses herself, Ridge has Brooke cornered still running ideas past her and Stephanie sits at the computer. “Well, Master Nicky. I think this is it. I think this is your Strike #3." Then looking again at Ridge and Brooke, she finishes, “and then, Ridge, she is all yours.”
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