The Bold and the Beautiful Daily Recap: Brooke and Stephanie Rumble

This show has it’s stellar moments. Now that Rick and Steffy are off my screen, I thought Friday’s episode was great!

On Thursday, Stephanie learned from Pam that her numerical error invalidated Ridge and Brooke’s marriage. Poor gal, that’s invalid marriage number six for her! Stephanie declared it a miracle and surprisingly used it to her advantage. Ridge came in and Pam kept her yap shut at Stephanie’s request. Pam freaked a little, ’cause her "hands are made for crocheting, not typing." Stephanie told Pam that her mistake was Taylor’s salvation and took the paperwork from her. She asked Pam to shred everything else. She saw this as a tool to "get rid of those Logan girls forever."


Meanwhile, Taylor has apparently quit her job as an intelligent psychiatrist in order to have conversations with a picture of Ridge. She told the picture that she regrets letting him go and that she is in love with him. She laments the life they do not have together. All this happened after she told Stephanie that she would not interfere in Ridge’s marriage. I’m sure Stephanie can’t wait to tell her about this one!

Thorne emerged from the basement and talked with Ridge about Rick still holding a job at Forrester. Thorne wondered how their marriage can take the strain of Rick’s constant manipulation and Ridge said it was all about the commitment. Thorne admitted that he was worried about Ridge and what Rick could do to them. He said that he envied his older brother and wondered if he would always be alone. Thorne is envious of his "two marriages" because he relates so well to both Taylor and Brooke. The answer to that is yes. As long as you’re in the basement Thorne, you will always be alone…you and Felicia.

Thorne and Pam sulked about the Logan parade at Forrester and how much things have changed. Pam was quite upset that the Logans told the world to forget about Paminis, as I did weeks ago. Crochet is not the future of Forrester, Brooke’s bedroom is. With that, Pam shredded a piece of lingerie while gloating that the Logan’s foothold at the company may not be as strong as they think.

Brooke ran into Stephanie at Forrester and commented that she thought she was gone forever. She told Brooke she was happy that Steffy came to her senses and dumped her son of a bitch son. And so the battle begins! Stephanie asked about the toll on their relationship with Rick in the mix. Brooke wanted to know what Stephanie was up to.

Stephanie needled Brooke and wondered aloud if Ridge would marry her now, with all of Rick’s shenanigans. She said it was a good thing that she got married before all this all began. Brooke lashed out at Stephanie and told her that Ridge married her for love regardless of his issues with Rick, much like she married Ridge regardless of her issues with his mother.

Brooke told her that she was no longer matriarch of Forrester Creations and Stephanie countered that the fashion world thought differently despite the fact that Eric has a trophy wife. Brooke fancies herself the matriarch because she and Ridge are the signature couple of Forrester, not Donna and Eric. Stephanie just had to ask her if her marriage to Ridge secured her place at Forrester. Although Stephanie would like to see Taylor in that position, Brooke reiterated that their vows were of commitment to each other and Forrester and she was as sure of that as she was of being Mrs. Ridge Forrester "today, tomorrow and forever." Stephanie wished her luck as the new self-proclaimed matriarch and advised her not to underestimate the competition.

On her way out, she touched some pink silk and said, "lingerie, what a surprise. I’m been gone three weeks and you turned the place into an underwear shop." Brooke said the Brooke’s Bedroom line is profitable and Stephanie said that life isn’t always about profit. Stephanie left Brooke with an unsettled feeling when she told her that things aren’t always what they seem.

Big Steph rolled into her new home with Taylor while she was STILL mulling over photo albums. Taylor balked at Stephanie’s pushing the issue about Ridge. Taylor, the moral compass of the family, learned from Stephanie that the object of her affection’s marriage is invalid. I guess that makes it Ridge season in Los Angeles!


11 Responses

  1. Profile photo of sodsince16

    My favorite part of the episode was when Brooke came in to talk to Ridge about their marriage and he turned to her with a dumbfounded look and said, “I just had the same talk with Thorne.”

    It was as if Ridge realized for the first time that he is living in a Bell soap and is therefore doomed to have the same conversation for the rest of his life.

  2. Profile photo of soapjunkie88

    Hopefully we will never see the day when a Brooke/Ridge marriage isn’t invalid or gets annulled after all. It’s just always a pleasure. Brooke deserves better than to be Mrs. Ridge Forrester – she always did.

    Let’s Taylor have him. They deserve each other. For Brooke there are other men out there. I won’t might a Throoke reunion or if Brooke would go after Eric.

    I have to say I enjoyed the scenes between Stephanie and Brooke. Other than this … wasn’t really something we haven’t seen over the years. Sometimes you just could take scenes from past episodes and put them in.

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    I really don’t think I’ve ever heard the word marriage so many times in my life……WE GET IT….everything rests upon Brooke and Ridge’s MARRIAGE….If they weren’t MARRIED things would be different….Could they have tried any harder??????
    It was still an entertaining episode though……

  4. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    Brooke is a desperate girl for standing for this jerk for 20 years and the viewers are over it. Brad, break them up forever and don’t ever get them back together again. We are sick of this back and forth that it is so repetitive and people are tuning out big time. The are not the destiny couple you trying to portray them and the chemistry is not there anymore. Brad, its over and move them on, the faster the better because they are done for it.

  5. Profile photo of soapscribe

    I honestly don’t know which is worse, Rick and Steffy or Brooke/Ridge/Taylor. This triangle got old 10 years ago, yet it turns up like a bad penny every time Brad Bell doesn’t know what to do with these characters. The reason why Y&R’s Victor/Nikki/Ashley triangle still works is because they haven’t overplayed it and exhausted it by having them go back and forth with each other 10,000 times. Brooke and Ridge could have been a real supercouple like Victor and Nikki, but the writers have turned them into a complete joke.

    Ridge, Brooke and Taylor have got to be three of the most pathetic characters on daytime. I can’t stand Steffy and Rick, but even they’re not as bad as having to watch Brooke and Ridge spout the same old stupid lines every frigging day. I have to take a drink every time I hear them say things like: “It’s destiny”, “This time it’s forever” or “Nothing’s gonna get in our way this time”. No wonder I’m always drunk when I watch B&B. Thanks to Bridge I can never eat sushi again. Now they’ve turned me into a lush as well.

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    Soapscribe, I couldn’t say it better myself. You hit the nail on the head that this triangle and s/l is a complete joke and it is old like stale bread. I am so sick of hearing the same crap over and over again and trying to make the audience still root for a couple that is played out. It wouldn’t be bad if Brooke and Taylor was their own woman who is a professional like back in the day or their own person, but it is like they need to be with the slimeball to feel complete, like their life is meaningless without Ridge.

    That’s why I can’t get into them as a triangle or couple is because both women have become so badly written and so desperate and pathetic that the destiny or being together is meaningless or worth rooting for by making Ridge look like a “God-like” figure while they both need saving or make a like worth living. I am over the whole sexist attitude of the B&B and Brad’s fantasy land of cheap s/l. I hope this show get better, but I not counting on it.

  7. Profile photo of Smallboy

    Watch B&B is like live in the Groundhog day, always is the same. All is in family, the sex, the marriages, the romances… (Brooke with Ridge, Eric, Thorne/ Rick with Stefy, Taylor, Phoebe…) The sequence is always the same: Brooke: Now I love Ridge, Now I marry Ridge, Now I divorce Ridge. Taylor: Now I love Ridge, Now I marry Ridge, Now I divorce Ridge. Once and again!!! And meanwhile, one of them is in love with Ridge the other is in love with other man… I’m tired of the same boring storylines. It’s annoying!! And with the castings the same… Now I want this caprice (Sarah Buxton, Mario López, Dax Griffin, Lorenzo Lamas, Sydney Penny…) But after only a couple of week I want the same old story… and the new it’s out!! Now we are interested in the Jackie/Owen/Bridget Storyline but arrives the new caprice ‘Don Diamont’. They haven’t got enough time for a new good storyline!! And what will happened??
    And for the last… I don’t understand the returns of important characters like Jake (Todd Mckee) or Rocco (Bryan Genesse) to be only furniture with one line each month. That is destroy the character!
    Sorry for my English.

  8. Profile photo of Oakdale-fan

    How many times can Stephanie declare that she will get rid of Brooke/the Logan girls forever?!!
    I’ve heard her say that or something similar countless times over the years, and yet Brooke is still around. It’s really becoming laughable.

  9. Profile photo of sodsince16

    Here’s a question – Who are the Logan girls? We never see them in a scene together. I have no idea what Brooke feels about Donna marrying her ex-husband. There should be scenes of Katie trying to tell Brooke that she has grown from her pimply faced past. Beyond being sexy, and not being able to move their foreheads, there are no qualities that are specific to the Logan family.

    What I am trying to say is let’s see some Logan sister scenes and start to understand their reactions to each others characters.

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    I’ve said before that B&B imitates Y&R. Now Sharon is preggers on Y&R. So I’ll predict that Steffy is pregnant with Rick’s child. Fans should be fed up with the writers.

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    Smallboy, I was thinking of that movie Groundhog Day too while watching B&B this week. All this show does is repeat the same tired old formula and rearrange couples ad nauseum. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Siomonstuart, I totally agree with everything you said. The way they keep selling Bridge as some star-crossed supercouple is utterly ridiculous when most people think they’re nothing but a bad joke. Just proves how out of touch with their audience TPTB really are.

    Brad’s sexist and misogynistic portrayal of women makes me sick. A few months ago we had Eric living with Donna and Stephanie. Now we have Ridge and his “two wives” as Thorne put it. This show should be renamed “Days of Our Mormon Lives”.

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