For years every single Forrester kid had to compete with the shining glory of their big brother Ridge. No matter what the rest of Eric's children did, they could never hold a candle to their elder brother.
When it was discovered that Ridge was the biological son of Massimo Marone, Eric continued to fawn over him as if he were The Second Coming, as did Stephanie, Brooke and Taylor. Sure, Eric and Stephanie have always tried to deny their favoritism, but Ridge has never denied his status as The Chosen One. Hell, he's even bragged about it and reveled in his standing as the favorite Forrester spawn. The Dressmaker has always seemed to get a kick out of knowing that he can never do any wrong in the eyes of his parents and the women who obsess over him.
Over the years, it's been Thorne who has had the hardest time dealing with living in Ridge's shadow, but this time it's Rick who has finally had enough of the scraps his parents have thrown his way, while Ridge gets a feast fit for a couture king. Unlike Thorne, who failed in futile efforts, like whining to Eric and Stephanie or going to work for the competition, over his Ridge-based frustrations, Rick has decided go after the one thing Ridge loves more than himself, Forrester Creations. More after the jump!
Even though it was pretty underhanded for Rick to use his temporary paralysis and Eric's near-death at the hands of Ridge, Rick got what he wanted. He has Ridge out of his mother's life and has a huge chunk of the Forrester Creations pie. Not bad for a kid that was hoodwinked by Death Valley's own Amber Moore. After all the years of being in Ridge's shadow Rick has finally gotten Ridge by the short hair, but the question is, how long until The Chiseled One strikes back?