Brooke Vows to Expose Thomas — and the Voice Changing App Makes Another Appearance
Friday, November 11, 2022: Today on The Bold and the Beautiful, Donna finds herself in the middle of Thomas and Douglas' disagreement, Hope warns her mother, and Ridge tells Taylor he annulled his marriage.
At the Forrester mansion, Thomas plays with the voice-changing app. Ridge appears and Douglas tries to tell him what the app does, but Thomas interrupts, “I said enough already.” Douglas asks for his phone back and Ridge grunts, “Didn’t have apps when I was a kid.” Thomas says they can change your life.
At Brooke’s place, she confirms to Hope that she signed the annulment papers. She and Ridge are no longer married. They embrace. Brooke wasn’t going to stand in his way, even though she still loves him, and he still loves her… it was so obvious. “It was hard for him, you know?”
Finn finds Taylor in Steffy’s office. She explains that his wife left, and she stayed behind to answer some emails. Finn brings up Brooke and Ridge ending their marriage. “I can’t imagine how you feel about that.” Taylor marvels that he didn’t even tell her he was doing this today. She realizes this was a very hard decision for him, but she’s happy he’s finally free of Brooke.
At Brooke’s place, she and Hope can’t make sense of Ridge leaving her. She’s been spending every waking hour trying to figure out, but she thinks she has the answer now — it’s because of Thomas.
At the Forrester mansion, Douglas gets sent upstairs to do homework and Thomas can tell that his father’s still upset about the annulment. Ridge wishes there were an app to make her tell the truth. He gave her another chance to come clean about the call to CPS, but she’s not taking responsibility for any of it.
At Forrester, Taylor admits to Finn she didn’t see it playing out this way. She recalls that Brooke was always in it to win it; she didn’t care who she hurt. It was impressive… and scary. She wonders if she really wanted him or just didn’t want her to have him. That’s why signing the papers will be so hard for her. Finn recaps that Steffy and Thomas have wanted this for a long time. Taylor says she and the kids love Ridge very much and believe consistent happiness would be impossible for him with Brooke.
At Brooke’s, she tells Hope that Thomas was tied to the annulment papers somehow. It was like Ridge wanted her to admit something, or that’s how it seemed. He knows she sees Thomas differently, but that’s no reason to get an annulment. Hope says, to be fair, she’s pretty vocal about it. Brooke insists he’s obsessed with her all over again, he’s just better at hiding it now, especially from his father. Hope figures Ridge wouldn’t like hearing these things and advises her to tread carefully with what she’s accusing Thomas of. “Wait, what are you accusing Thomas of?” Brooke isn’t sure, but Ridge tied the annulment to Thomas, which raises a red flag. “It seems like there’s more to it.” Hope worries about her going down this road. Brooke argues her instincts are usually right. “If Thomas did do something to interfere with my marriage; if he did do something underhanded, that is something Ridge will not tolerate. No matter how much he loves his son.”
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At the Forrester mansion, Thomas characterizes Brooke as a horrible person and Ridge warns him to take it easy. Thomas continues on about his wife making his son look like the bad guy and then playing the victim. Thankfully, they heard the call — every damning word in her own voice. He recalls that they promised Walter they wouldn’t say anything. “You haven’t said anything to anyone, right?” Ridge has told no one. Thomas asks, “Not even mom?” Ridge hasn’t told Taylor or Steffy “Can you imagine if she found out about this?” he asks. Ridge turns the topic to Thomas’ triumph on the runway, but Thomas urges him to go find Taylor and tell her they’re going to be together and there’s nothing Brooke can do about it.
At Forrester, Finn asks Taylor if she has any idea why Ridge pulled the plug on his marriage. Taylor doesn’t know, but whatever it is, she’s grateful.
In the Forrester living room, Donna hears Eric’s voice say, “Hey Donna, where’d the honey go?” She turns to see Douglas using his voice changing app. The kid complains all of his saved voices and messages are gone. Donna thinks there must be a way to get them back. Just then, Thomas appears and reminds the kid he told him not to be on that app. If he won’t listen, he’ll take his phone away.
In the Forrester office, Taylor looks at a framed photo of Ridge and flashes to their kiss in Monaco and making love in Aspen. Just then, Ridge appears. She lets him know the kids told her about the annulment papers. “Are you okay?” she asks. Ridge tells her his marriage to Brooke is over. They embrace.
At Brooke’s place, Hope warns her mother that by continuing these attacks on Thomas, she’ll only push Ridge further away. Has she tried going to him and telling him she’ll try to view Thomas through his eyes. It might help. As much as Brooke wants a life with him, she just can’t embrace Thomas like that. “There’s just something evil about Thomas and Ridge can’t be blinded by it.”
In the Forrester living room, Thomas tells Donna she shouldn’t be encouraging him to restore the files on the app. Donna clucks that it’s just a harmless app. Thomas argues it’s not harmless. Donna actually thinks it’s fun how Douglas keeps tricking her with it. Thomas tells her she’s not helping, so she sighs and leaves the room. Thomas tells Douglas this isn’t a game and he told him to stop doing it. “Delete it from your phone, okay?”
At Brooke’s place, she declares to Hope. “I don’t trust Thomas and I never will. More and more I really think he’s responsible for ending my marriage, and I’m going to find out exactly what he did.”
Next on The Bold and the Beautiful: A determined Thomas doubles down on his evil manipulation of Brooke and Ridge, and Brooke shares an unsettling theory with Hope.
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