Bold & Beautiful’s Brooke Is Set to Knife One of Her Sisters in the Back Again — Can the Logans Survive Yet Another Betrayal?
One Logan sister is about to be completely blind-sided.
Bold & Beautiful’s Brooke is filled with disgust at Quinn taking Eric up on his offer for her to have sex with Carter outside the marriage — which is her prerogative — but her approach to solving the problem indicates a blind spot the size of the Forrester mansion. Perhaps she’s just so intent on getting Quinn out of her father-in-law and ex-husband’s life that she doesn’t even realize what she’s doing.
As Katie and Brooke took turns trashing Quinn for being selfish and lacking compassion for her husband in his time of need, Brooke urged Katie repeatedly to “be there for Eric,” even adding, “he needs you, Katie,” which on the surface isn’t so bad given that Katie is Eric’s friend and neighbor. But our very first thought was that the conversation made no sense given recent events.
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Wasn’t it just last week that Brooke was urging Donna to let Eric know that she’s there for him?! Brooke and Katie spent a significant amount of time watching their sister break down over still being in love with the man, expressing her regret at ever letting him go, and comforting her. Yet, now that they’ve deduced that Eric is staying with Quinn, who is sleeping with Carter, out of a fear of being lonely, they haven’t so much as mentioned her name!
Brooke would probably be fine with either of her sisters taking Quinn’s place, but one would think that her first thought under the circumstances would be to get Donna on the phone (or call her into the office from her desk outside the door) and let her know what’s going on with her Eric so that she could be the one to be there for him?
Katie, who knows exactly how it feels to have your sister move in on the man you consider to be the love of your life, is just as bad if not worse, if she jumps on Brooke’s suggestion, and not only doesn’t reach out to Donna, but gets involved with Eric herself.
Of course, being there for Eric as a friend doesn’t necessarily mean he and Katie will become an item, but it’s Bold & Beautiful, so there’s every reason to be concerned. Brooke and Katie behaving as if Donna isn’t even a factor in a conversation about Eric is a reliable sign of where the story may be going.
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Why would Bold & Beautiful steer away from having Donna reunite with Eric ? She’s the answer to all of his troubles, we’re certain of it. We’d have to guess that it’s because there’s more drama if you toss in a betrayal — and if Katie and Eric get involved Donna is going to feel betrayed by both of her sisters! Katie for taking the man she loves, and Brooke for pushing Katie toward Eric and not thinking of her at all.
Weigh in on which woman you think is right for Eric… then check out the below gallery in which his portrayer, John MCook, shares his personal thoughts about the many, many ladies who have caught Eric’s eyes over the years!
<p>“Eric and Stephanie fell in love when they were students at Northwestern,” says John McCook of <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>‘s original matriarch and patriarch. “She was a powerhouse, a get-things-done type of person, and together, they created this empire. As partners, they were unbeatable. But she lacked a softness, which time and again he would seek elsewhere.” </p>
<p>“During the first few weeks, the scripts established that there was a certain malaise in Eric and Stephanie’s relationship,” reflects McCook. “I thought malaise was a tropical fever! These were two people who loved one another but weren’t necessarily <em>in</em> love.” That would prove true to the very end of Stephanie’s life. </p>
<p>Brooke Logan may believe herself to be Ridge’s “destiny,” but that didn’t stop her from marrying his father! “In many ways, she was everything that Stephanie wasn’t,” suggests McCook. “She was beautiful and sweet and giving, and she needed him. That was so complimentary to what was missing from his life that she became the love of his life for a while. And clearly, he’s never stopped loving her. It’s just taken on a different form in recent years.” </p>
<p>“Eric and Stephanie would go their separate ways for various reasons,” says McCook. “Usually because he’d decided to stray again! But they wound up coming back together, because they knew that nothing was more important than the family they had created together.” Of course, that family also included children they’d created with other people, including Eric and Brooke’s son Rick (pictured). </p>
<p>Although they’d shared a pleasant flirtation years earlier, it wasn’t until after Stephanie’s death that Eric and Taylor got truly involved. “There was something lovely about them,” reflects McCook, “but it was clearly never going to work.” Not surprisingly, it was his affection for and defense of her longtime rival Brooke which ultimately doomed this pair. </p>
<p>“She was like a Ferrari with the top down,” laughs McCook of Brooke’s sister, Donna. “She was absolutely the midlife crisis that he needed. Sexy, younger and deliciously fun to be with. She was a poke in Stephanie’s eye in a way that Brooke wasn’t. She would say, ‘You’re just a horny old goat’ and he would reply, ‘Yeah, you got it!'” </p>
<p>“How could he not fall under Jackie’s spell?” muses McCook. “That accent alone would bring stronger men than Eric to their knees! They had an interesting relationship and would have gotten married had it not been for Felicia.” Stricken with cancer, Eric and Stephanie’s dying daughter begged her divorced parents to remarry… and then went into remission, leaving Jackie sitting on the sidelines. </p>
<p>“I can’t say exactly why Eric was attracted to Sheila,” admits McCook, “except that she was younger and she was a sexual being, and he was drawn to that. I mean, he’s very predictable in that way, I suppose. What bothered me was not so much that he was attracted to her but that everybody else saw that she was bad news, and he ignored that!”</p>
<p>“I have a huge blow-up of this photo in my dressing room,” reveals McCook with a smile as he fondly recalls the late Darlene Conley (Sally). “He treated her badly by leading her down the primrose path. It was unfair of him, and it was the most evil thing that Eric actually did in all these years, because he’s not much of a manipulator, but he manipulated her and got away with it for a while.”</p>
<p>“It seemed as if in some regards, she might be his equal,” suggests the actor of the romance that bloomed when <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Lauren briefly relocated to Los Angeles. “He thought maybe he would have his relationship with her at work and with Stephanie at home. But Lauren would never have stood for that. She was powerful and strong on her own and would have walked out on that.”</p>
<p>“From the very beginning of their relationship, Eric has been able to reach through Quinn’s armor and find her vulnerability,” believes McCook. “She doesn’t show that anywhere else. With others, she might pretend to be a vulnerable female at times, but it’s a charade. Eric, however, brings it to the surface in a very real way that no one else does.” </p>
<p>“It’s easy to understand why Quinn might feel insecure about Brooke,” acknowledges McCook. “After all, there’s clearly a deep and abiding love between Brooke and Eric. That, of course, brings out the worst in Quinn. And to be frank, Eric isn’t always the best about putting her first!” </p>
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