In her lab, Ash makes small talk with Rick about what it must have been like to grow up with Brooke as a mother. She calls Brooke "dynamic" and "interesting", as Rick grins. Seriously, he says it was fun, but there was always a different man around. "Didn't your parents split up too?" he asks Ash. She says they did - her mother left when she was only 10 years old. She agrees that it was really a rough time. Rick continues to say that there was alot of drama in their household, and he and Bridget would always have to pick up the pieces for Brooke when things went downhill. I love my mother, he muses, but it wasn't a stable upbringing.