Ridge Reels When He Gets Evidence That Brooke Lied — and Taylor Decides to Leave Town
Thursday, September 29, 2022: Today on The Bold and the Beautiful, Bill calls Steffy with an offer, Taylor makes a decision, and Brooke fills Liam in on Ridge's call.
At the Forrester mansion, Ridge tells Brooke, on the phone, that he hates questioning her, but she’s been saying for a long time that Thomas isn’t fit to raise Douglas. Thomas mutters, “She did this.” Ridge continues, “Just tell me, did you do this? Did you call CPS on my son?”
Steffy arrives at the cliff house to find Taylor gazing out the patio doors, unsettled. Taylor explains she’s processing. “I love your father so much. He knows it and you and Thomas know, and Brooke knows…” Steffy interjects that Ridge loves her too. Taylor sighs, “I’m just tired of the back and forth and the mixed signals. It feels like history is repeating itself. I did not come back to LA for this.”
Steffy asks her mom where this is coming from. Taylor has been thinking about it for a while and has been hit with some common sense this week. She knows how this story ends. Steffy insists Ridge’s marriage to Brooke won’t last. Taylor states, “I am not a consolation prize.” Steffy argues that her dad is in love with her and that’s what drives Brooke crazy. Taylor says it doesn’t matter. She knows they’re wonderful together, but he’s married to Brooke.
At the Forrester mansion, Ridge is still on the phone with Brooke, who says, “Ridge, it wasn’t me.” He says this wasn’t fair to Thomas and tells her he’ll talk to her later. After disconnecting, he tells Thomas, “She said she didn’t do it.” Thomas wonders, if after everything she’s done, his father actually believes that’s true.
At the cliff house, Taylor has been on this marriage-go-round for decades and wants to get off. Steffy insists she can’t give up. “You’re his true love, you are.” They recall when he proposed on the boat with the treasure hunt and the X in the sand. Taylor remembers that it was like a fairytale… but there was no happy ever after. She’s on the wrong side of history now that he’s married to Brooke. “I am not the homewrecker here, that is her karma, not mine.”
Liam finds Brooke in deep thought in her living room and asks if she’s okay. She doesn’t want to get into it. Liam cares about her and fishes for more information. Brooke has a lot on her mind that she’s trying to process… with Ridge, Thomas… Liam wonders if this is about the knife thing. He wishes they could go over to the house, grab Douglas, and get him out of there. Brooke sighs, “So do I.”
At the Forrester mansion, Ridge hollers at Thomas when he insists Brooke must have been the one who called CPS. Thomas brings up the name of a friend, Walter, who works for one of the branches of CPS and could probably tell them who made the call.
Alone at the cliff house, Steffy looks at photos of her parents and then takes a call from Bill. He explains he’s putting the Aspen house up for sale. He knows how much she likes it and wanted to give her the first opportunity to buy it. She thanks him. Taylor wanders into the room as Steffy’s call continues. Bill tells her no one is using the place at the moment if she wants to go check it out. “In fact, you can use my jet.” Steffy tells Bill she’ll get back to him. She disconnects and keeps prodding Taylor to fight for Ridge. Taylor knows how the story ends — “Your dad ends up with Brooke.”
At Brooke’s place, she divulges to Liam that Ridge just called and was very upset. They go over whether or not Thomas could possibly have changed. She feels Ridge doesn’t understand the danger of Douglas being there. Liam agrees, “Neither does Hope.” He asks what happened. Brooke relays that Child Protective Services were called to check on Thomas’ treatment of Douglas and Ridge is very upset.
At the Forrester mansion, Ridge welcomes their old friend Walter into the living room. The guy shakes hands with him and Thomas. He asks what’s going on — it sounded urgent. Ridge explains that Thomas just moved into the mansion with Douglas and two CPS officers showed up to question him. They want to know who made the phone call — someone was trying to hurt the family or his son’s name.
At the cliff house, Steffy can’t understand why Taylor would give up now. Taylor is fighting with Brooke and doesn’t like who she is right now. He’s in love with her while married to Brooke. She won’t do to her what she did to them. “I’ll respect the marriage.” Taylor decides she needs to get out of LA for a while. Steffy suggests they go together… to Aspen. They can check out Bill’s house. Taylor protests that she has Finn and her kids to worry about. Steffy wants to support her. She’s still convinced her parents will reunite.
At Brooke’s place, Liam is confused — who would call CPS on Thomas? Brooke shakes her heard.
At the Forrester mansion, Walter tells Ridge his request is unethical. Ridge protests that what happened was unethical. Thomas assures the man that no one would find out; it would be off the record. Walter reluctantly agrees to find out who made the call as long as they don’t let anyone — especially the person who made the call — know. They agree. Walter pulls out his work phone and puts in Douglas’ name. He finds the case — it’s closed as there were no reason for concern. There is a voice recording of the call attached. Walter swears them to secrecy again before playing the call. It’s Brooke’s voice on the call. Ridge grimaces as they listen to her say that Douglas is in danger and that Thomas is unstable and has a knife. She states her name, “Brooke Logan.” Thomas shakes his head. Ridge turns away and laments, “Logan.”
Next on The Bold and the Beautiful: Steffy arranges for Taylor to go away to clear her head, and Ridge calls on a friend’s favor to get the truth.
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